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Tuesday May 16,1978This date in baseball
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Games on 1978-05-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees8Chicago White Sox3BoxKen HoltzmanWilbur WoodRich Gossage
Oakland Athletics2Cleveland Indians3BoxDavid ClydeBob Lacey(none)
Seattle Mariners2Detroit Tigers4BoxSteve FoucaultShane Rawley(none)
Boston Red Sox3Kansas City Royals2BoxBill LeePaul Splittorff(none)
Baltimore Orioles1Minnesota Twins8BoxDave GoltzJim PalmerTom Johnson
Milwaukee Brewers4Texas Rangers3BoxLary SorensenDoyle Alexander(none)
California Angels4Toronto Blue Jays5BoxMike WillisDon AaseTom Murphy
Philadelphia Phillies1Houston Astros6BoxMark LemongelloSteve Carlton(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxDon SuttonJohn CandelariaTerry Forster
Cincinnati Reds5Montreal Expos1BoxTom SeaverWayne Twitchell(none)
St. Louis Cardinals5San Diego Padres7BoxBob OwchinkoJohn UrreaJohn D'Acquisto
Chicago Cubs3San Francisco Giants4BoxBob KnepperRick Reuschel(none)

Standings as of 1978-05-16

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers29209.690--1591095012-48-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1336667.496
233Boston Red Sox352312.657--192145477-916-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1287652.594
345New York Yankees311912.6132.0127110178-811-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1328151.614
4815Cleveland Indians311516.4846.0130131-17-128-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1285474.422
5916Milwaukee Brewers321517.4696.5171152196-129-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1307852.600
71021Toronto Blue Jays321319.4068.5130163-334-119-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1294683.357
61120Baltimore Orioles321319.4068.5133182-497-106-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1297752.597
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Oakland Athletics332211.667--11099119-613-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1294782.364
256California Angels321913.5942.5139115247-612-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1306862.523
3610Kansas City Royals321814.5633.513813357-1011-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1307456.569
4712Texas Rangers301515.5005.5116122-65-810-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1327260.545
51224Minnesota Twins351223.34311.0162171-97-135-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1276166.480
61325Seattle Mariners371225.32412.0135180-455-137-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1234479.358
71426Chicago White Sox29920.31011.0106136-302-107-10L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1326270.470
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Philadelphia Phillies301713.567--148112364-713-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1327359.553
2511Montreal Expos321715.5311.0138124148-89-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium1305971.454
3613Chicago Cubs321616.5002.0119137-1810-96-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1306367.485
4818Pittsburgh Pirates331518.4553.5134148-146-119-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium1287355.570
51019New York Mets341420.4125.0120140-209-105-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1285276.406
61223St. Louis Cardinals361422.3896.0143145-25-139-9L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1265571.437
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114San Francisco Giants332112.636--1211111010-611-6W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1296861.527
227Cincinnati Reds342014.5881.51761591710-710-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1277255.567
338Los Angeles Dodgers342014.5881.51791334610-710-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1287553.586
4714Houston Astros311516.4845.0116126-106-119-5W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1315972.450
5917San Diego Padres331518.4556.0111133-226-119-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1296960.535
61122Atlanta Braves301218.4007.591128-373-99-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1325775.432


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Bobby BondsOF32.062Traded by White Sox to Rangers for Rusty Torres and Claudell Washington. 
Jim BoutonP39.069Signed as Free Agent by Braves. 
Rusty TorresOF29.228Traded by Rangers with Claudell Washington to White Sox for Bobby Bonds. 
Claudell WashingtonOF23.258Traded by Rangers with Rusty Torres to White Sox for Bobby Bonds.