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Games on 1978-09-01

Top1978 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALChicago White Sox0Baltimore Orioles3Boxscore - PBP902:16Steve StoneJim PalmerJim Palmer (17-12)Steve Stone (10-11)Don Stanhouse (19)Larry DobyEarl WeaverMemorial Stadium
ALChicago White Sox3Baltimore Orioles9Boxscore - PBP96,6142:23Ross BaumgartenSammy StewartSammy Stewart (1-0)Ross Baumgarten (2-2)Joe Kerrigan (3)Larry DobyEarl WeaverMemorial Stadium
ALOakland Athletics5Boston Red Sox1Boxscore - PBP930,1562:59Matt KeoughLuis TiantMatt Keough (8-11)Luis Tiant (9-7)-Jack McKeonDon ZimmerFenway Park
ALDetroit Tigers6Kansas City Royals2Boxscore - PBP932,3292:26Jack BillinghamDennis LeonardJack Billingham (15-6)Dennis Leonard (15-16)-Ralph HoukWhitey HerzogKauffman Stadium
ALTexas Rangers5Milwaukee Brewers4Boxscore - PBP913,6482:10Fergie JenkinsLary SorensenFergie Jenkins (13-8)Lary Sorensen (15-10)Reggie Cleveland (11)Billy HunterGeorge BambergerCounty Stadium
ALCleveland Indians4Minnesota Twins1Boxscore - PBP94,9172:30David ClydeRoger EricksonDavid Clyde (6-9)Roger Erickson (13-9)Dan Spillner (3)Jeff TorborgGene MauchMetropolitan Stad
ALSeattle Mariners3New York Yankees0Boxscore - PBP920,1672:03Paul MitchellCatfish HunterPaul Mitchell (7-13)Catfish Hunter (9-5)-Darrell JohnsonBob LemonYankee Stadium I
ALCalifornia Angels6Toronto Blue Jays4Boxscore - PBP916,7572:06Paul HartzellJesse JeffersonPaul Hartzell (6-8)Jesse Jefferson (7-11)Dave LaRoche (19)Jim FregosiRoy HartsfieldExhibition Stadiu
NLHouston Astros11Chicago Cubs14Boxscore - PBP916,1173:33J.R. RichardMike KrukowGuillermo Hernandez (8-2)Joe Sambito (4-7)Bruce Sutter (24)Bill VirdonHerman FranksWrigley Field
NLNew York Mets3Los Angeles Dodgers4Boxscore - PBP1233,2923:00Jerry KoosmanDoug RauTerry Forster (5-4)Kevin Kobel (2-5)-Joe TorreTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLAtlanta Braves3Pittsburgh Pirates8Boxscore - PBP902:30Phil NiekroDon RobinsonDon Robinson (11-5)Phil Niekro (16-15)Kent Tekulve (27)Bobby CoxChuck TannerThree Rivers Stad
NLAtlanta Braves0Pittsburgh Pirates3Boxscore - PBP914,3062:12Mickey MahlerBruce KisonBruce Kison (5-5)Mickey Mahler (4-10)Kent Tekulve (28)Bobby CoxChuck TannerThree Rivers Stad
NLMontreal Expos3San Diego Padres2Boxscore - PBP1214,3462:46Ross GrimsleyRandy JonesMike Garman (3-6)Randy Jones (11-13)-Dick WilliamsRoger CraigQualcomm Stadium
NLPhiladelphia Phillies3San Francisco Giants4Boxscore - PBP916,4131:40Steve CarltonJim BarrGary Lavelle (11-9)Steve Carlton (12-12)-Danny OzarkJoe Altobelli3Com Park at Cand
NLPhiladelphia Phillies3San Francisco Giants4Boxscore - PBP916,4131:40Steve CarltonJim BarrGary Lavelle (11-9)Steve Carlton (12-12)-Danny OzarkJoe AltobelliCandlestick Park
NLCincinnati Reds5St. Louis Cardinals2Boxscore - PBP917,2572:32Paul MoskauJohn DennyPaul Moskau (4-4)John Denny (11-9)Doug Bair (22)Sparky AndersonKen BoyerBusch Stadium II
16 Games on this date

Standings as of 1978-09-01.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1338449.632--67653014633-3351-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park301515.500
223New York Yankees1327755.5836.55774869135-3342-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I31238.742
335Milwaukee Brewers1347658.5678.567655711930-3546-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium281711.607
446Detroit Tigers1337459.55610.06095238633-3241-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium291217.414
557Baltimore Orioles1347460.55210.5544558-1434-3540-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium271611.593
61020Cleveland Indians1335875.43626.0553584-3123-4435-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium261115.423
71324Toronto Blue Jays1365581.40430.5532650-11821-4834-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium25421.160
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1610Kansas City Royals1327161.538--5945306428-4043-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium30219.700
2711California Angels1347163.5301.05495391030-3741-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium281612.571
3815Texas Rangers1316665.5044.55275091827-3839-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium312110.677
4916Oakland Athletics1356372.4679.5450531-8128-3935-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum27621.222
51121Minnesota Twins1345876.43314.0565592-2729-4129-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium281513.536
61223Chicago White Sox1335677.42115.5512615-10323-4133-36L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park281513.536
71426Seattle Mariners1325082.37921.0524684-16020-4330-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome28622.214
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Philadelphia Phillies1317160.542--5764908627-3744-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium311912.613
2512Pittsburgh Pirates1326864.5153.5529526329-3939-25W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium29209.690
3714Chicago Cubs1326765.5084.5538572-3429-3938-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field301218.400
4918Montreal Expos1356273.45911.05234982527-3935-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium271413.519
51122St. Louis Cardinals1345876.43314.5500546-4628-4030-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II281117.393
61225New York Mets1335380.39819.0500555-5525-3928-41L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium291316.448
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers1348054.597--60447812636-3344-21W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium281513.536
224San Francisco Giants1347856.5822.05374776036-3342-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park281117.393
338Cincinnati Reds1347361.5457.0584582235-3138-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium27198.704
4613San Diego Padres1367066.51511.0498505-729-4041-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium261412.538
5817Houston Astros1336271.46617.5512542-3019-4543-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome291217.414
61019Atlanta Braves1345975.44021.0504634-13024-4235-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium281018.357


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Matt AlexanderOF-3B31.214Signed as Free Agent by Pirates. 
Larry HaneyC35.286Signed as Free Agent by Brewers. 
Cookie Rojas2B39.179Signed as Free Agent by Cubs.