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Sunday April 23,1978This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Games on 1978-04-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals6Baltimore Orioles5BoxLarry GuraTim StoddardMarty Pattin
Cleveland Indians3Boston Red Sox6BoxBill CampbellDennis Kinney(none)
Cleveland Indians10Boston Red Sox7BoxJim KernBob StanleyDennis Kinney
Texas Rangers6Detroit Tigers9BoxJim SlatonJon MatlackSteve Foucault
Texas Rangers2Detroit Tigers1BoxLen BarkerJim Crawford(none)
Milwaukee Brewers3New York Yankees2BoxLary SorensenCatfish HunterBob McClure
Oakland Athletics5Seattle Mariners0BoxJohn Henry JohnsonPaul Mitchell(none)
Chicago White Sox0Toronto Blue Jays4BoxJesse JeffersonSteve Stone(none)
New York Mets2Chicago Cubs3BoxGuillermo HernandezButch Metzger(none)
Houston Astros3Los Angeles Dodgers7BoxDon SuttonJoe Niekro(none)
Philadelphia Phillies2Montreal Expos5BoxSteve RogersJim LonborgDarold Knowles
St. Louis Cardinals7Pittsburgh Pirates14BoxBruce KisonBob Forsch(none)
St. Louis Cardinals4Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxJim BibbyPete VuckovichDon Robinson
Atlanta Braves4San Diego Padres5BoxDave WehrmeisterEddie Solomon(none)
Cincinnati Reds2San Francisco Giants1BoxDale MurrayRandy MoffittDoug Bair

Standings as of 1978-04-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133Detroit Tigers1293.750--7054164-15-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1507773.513
256Boston Red Sox15105.6670.510279232-38-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1488959.601
3611Milwaukee Brewers1587.5332.510076243-75-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1478562.578
4717New York Yankees1468.4294.04554-91-55-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1499455.631
5919Cleveland Indians1257.4174.0665792-53-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1476483.435
61120Baltimore Orioles1459.3575.05685-291-64-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1478562.578
71021Toronto Blue Jays1459.3575.05172-211-44-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1475493.367
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Kansas City Royals12102.833--5034165-25-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1508268.547
222Oakland Athletics14113.786--4523226-25-1W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1485890.392
344California Angels14104.7141.05038125-25-2W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1487771.520
4818Chicago White Sox1257.4175.05254-21-64-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1496683.443
51222Minnesota Twins17611.3536.57881-34-52-6L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1456778.462
61324Seattle Mariners19514.2638.56495-312-63-8L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1415190.362
71425Texas Rangers1239.2507.04067-271-62-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1508466.560
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138Montreal Expos1385.615--6045153-45-1W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium1496881.456
249Chicago Cubs1486.5710.5535033-35-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1487177.480
3510New York Mets1697.5630.5484805-44-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1465789.390
4714Pittsburgh Pirates1367.4622.06373-101-55-2W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium1488266.554
5915Philadelphia Phillies1156.4552.0484533-42-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1518566.563
61123St. Louis Cardinals15510.3334.06273-111-54-5L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1476483.435
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
115Cincinnati Reds16115.688--9061295-46-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1458164.559
227Los Angeles Dodgers15105.6670.58761264-26-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1478562.578
3612San Francisco Giants1477.5003.0514653-24-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1488266.554
4813San Diego Padres1367.4623.54450-62-34-4W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1497871.523
51016Houston Astros1679.4384.06579-143-74-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1466779.459
61226Atlanta Braves14311.2147.03272-402-71-4L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1486682.446


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Julio FrancoSS-2B19.243Signed as nondrafted free agent by Phillies