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Games on 1978-08-15

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox2California Angels5BoxFrank TananaDennis Eckersley(none)
Minnesota Twins9Cleveland Indians8BoxMike MarshallSid MongeGary Serum
Kansas City Royals4Detroit Tigers2BoxDennis LeonardKip YoungAl Hrabosky
Toronto Blue Jays1Milwaukee Brewers9BoxJerry AugustineDave Lemanczyk(none)
New York Yankees6Oakland Athletics0BoxRon GuidryRick Langford(none)
Baltimore Orioles7Seattle Mariners4BoxDennis MartinezGlenn AbbottDon Stanhouse
Chicago White Sox0Texas Rangers1BoxJon MatlackSteve Stone(none)
Atlanta Braves8Chicago Cubs12BoxDonnie MooreRick Camp(none)
San Francisco Giants3Montreal Expos4BoxHal DuesCharlie Williams(none)
San Diego Padres1New York Mets3BoxCraig SwanRandy JonesSkip Lockwood
Los Angeles Dodgers5Philadelphia Phillies4BoxDoug RauDick RuthvenLance Rautzhan
Cincinnati Reds4Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxDoug BairEd Whitson(none)
Houston Astros5St. Louis Cardinals11BoxAurelio LopezFloyd Bannister(none)

Standings as of 1978-08-15

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1187444.627--59946813129-3045-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park452520.556
225New York Yankees1186751.5687.05154457030-3037-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I453312.733
456Milwaukee Brewers1166452.5529.05854959026-3238-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium462917.630
338Detroit Tigers1166452.5529.05364587829-3035-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium462224.478
5711Baltimore Orioles1186454.54210.0465513-4831-3133-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium432617.605
61020Cleveland Indians1175364.45320.5492509-1720-3733-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium421626.381
71325Toronto Blue Jays1174671.39327.5466568-10216-4030-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium441331.295
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Kansas City Royals1166452.552--5324636925-3439-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium462818.609
2610California Angels1216655.5450.55114842729-3237-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium412120.512
3813Texas Rangers1165957.5095.04714581323-3436-23W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium462818.609
4915Oakland Athletics1226161.5006.0411460-4927-3434-27L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum40832.200
51121Minnesota Twins1185266.44113.0510522-1227-3825-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium442123.477
61224Chicago White Sox1174770.40217.5453553-10018-3629-34L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park442420.545
71426Seattle Mariners1204476.36722.0475625-15019-3825-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome401228.300
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Philadelphia Phillies1156352.548--5014257622-3441-18L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium472720.574
2512Chicago Cubs1176156.5213.0478498-2026-3335-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field451827.400
3716Montreal Expos1195762.4798.04874375024-3333-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium431924.442
4918Pittsburgh Pirates1155362.46110.0442481-3923-3730-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium463511.761
51122New York Mets1184969.41515.5453496-4322-3527-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium441727.386
61223St. Louis Cardinals1194970.41216.0412473-6122-3827-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II432023.465
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers1196950.580--54142511631-3138-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium432617.605
223San Francisco Giants1196950.580--4814305131-3038-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park432023.465
334Cincinnati Reds1196851.5711.05214972431-2837-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium422418.571
4614San Diego Padres1196059.5049.0432447-1522-3938-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium432419.558
5817Houston Astros1175562.47013.0442472-3018-3837-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome451926.422
61019Atlanta Braves1185464.45814.5445554-10922-3732-27L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium441529.341


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Rico CartyOF38.349Traded by Blue Jays to Athletics for Phil Huffman and Willie Horton. 
Willie HortonOF35.301Traded by Athletics with Phil Huffman to Blue Jays for Rico Carty. 
Phil HuffmanP20.056Traded by Athletics with Willie Horton to Blue Jays for Rico Carty.