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Wednesday August 9,1978This 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 1978-08-09

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals2Baltimore Orioles0BoxLarry GuraScott McGregor(none)
Cleveland Indians5Boston Red Sox1BoxRick WiseBill LeeJim Kern
Texas Rangers2Detroit Tigers5BoxKip YoungJim Umbarger(none)
Seattle Mariners4Minnesota Twins1BoxGlenn AbbottRoger EricksonJim Todd
Milwaukee Brewers7New York Yankees8BoxLarry McCallBob McClure(none)
Chicago White Sox0Toronto Blue Jays8BoxJesse JeffersonSteve Stone(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates4Chicago Cubs5BoxDave RobertsEd Whitson(none)
Atlanta Braves0Cincinnati Reds10BoxPaul MoskauTommy Boggs(none)
San Diego Padres0Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxDoug RauEric Rasmussen(none)
New York Mets10Montreal Expos3BoxCraig SwanWayne Twitchell(none)
Houston Astros6San Francisco Giants5BoxMark LemongelloJim BarrKen Forsch
Philadelphia Phillies6St. Louis Cardinals3BoxJim KaatBob ForschRon Reed

Standings as of 1978-08-09

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1117041.631--56543612929-2941-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park522923.558
236New York Yankees1126349.5637.54904345627-2836-21W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I513714.725
347Milwaukee Brewers1096148.5608.05544599524-2837-20L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium533221.604
458Detroit Tigers1116150.5509.05034416227-2934-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium512526.490
5711Baltimore Orioles1126052.53610.5444497-5330-3130-21L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium493019.612
61016Cleveland Indians1105258.47317.5465468-320-3632-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium491732.347
71325Toronto Blue Jays1124369.38427.5442543-10116-3927-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium491633.327
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Kansas City Royals1106248.564--5114318023-3039-18W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium523022.577
2610California Angels1156253.5392.54764621426-3036-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium472522.532
3812Oakland Athletics1156055.5224.5397424-2726-3034-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum47938.191
4915Texas Rangers1105357.4829.0443445-219-3434-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium523418.654
51121Minnesota Twins1114764.42315.5484501-1726-3721-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium512625.510
61223Chicago White Sox1114665.41416.5436521-8518-3328-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park502525.500
71426Seattle Mariners1154273.36522.5456604-14819-3823-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome451431.311
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Philadelphia Phillies1106050.545--4664075922-3438-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium523022.577
2513Chicago Cubs1125854.5183.0448477-2925-3133-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field502129.420
3717Montreal Expos1155461.4708.54774294824-3330-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium472225.468
4919Pittsburgh Pirates1095158.4688.5419442-2322-3429-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium523715.712
51122New York Mets1144866.42114.0447480-3322-3526-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium481830.375
61224St. Louis Cardinals1144569.39517.0386459-7319-3826-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II482424.500
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants1146747.588--4634026129-2738-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park482226.458
223Cincinnati Reds1136647.5840.55044653929-2437-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium482622.542
334Los Angeles Dodgers1146648.5791.051240610630-3136-17W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium482919.604
4614San Diego Padres1145757.50010.0409435-2622-3835-19L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium482721.563
5818Atlanta Braves1135360.46913.5427521-9421-3332-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium491633.327
61020Houston Astros1125260.46414.0423458-3517-3735-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome502228.440