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Baseball on Thursday, August 17, 1972

This research section allows you to see a list of events that occured on a particular date in baseball history. Games, standings and feats are available since 1957 while other data is available since 1903.

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Games and Standings
Births, Deaths and Debuts
Feats and Milestones
VisHomeBoxWinning PitcherLosing pitcherHome RunsBest Hitter Impact
Chicago White Sox6Baltimore Orioles1BoxDave Lemonds (3-4)Pat Dobson (13-12)NoneLuis Alvarado (16.3)
California Angels4Cleveland Indians2BoxAndy Messersmith (3-7)Tom Hilgendorf (2-1)CAL  B Oliver (15), L Stanton 2 (10)Leroy Stanton (24.0)
Minnesota Twins2Detroit Tigers12Box G1Woodie Fryman (7-10)Jim Perry (11-11)DET  D Sims (4)  MIN  H Killebrew (20)Woodie Fryman (27.4)
Minnesota Twins7Detroit Tigers6Box G2Jim Strickland (3-0)Chuck Seelbach (8-7)DET  J Northrup (7)  MIN  J Nettles (2)Bill Freehan (38.3)
Boston Red Sox4Texas Rangers3BoxMarty Pattin (11-11)Mike Paul (5-5)BOS  T Harper (11), R Smith (15)Reggie Smith (67.8)
Pittsburgh Pirates2Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxAl Downing (6-6)Bob Moose (9-7)PIT  M Sanguillen (7)Richie Hebner (15.4)
Houston Astros17Montreal Expos5BoxGeorge Culver (4-2)Balor Moore (4-6)HOU  C Cedeno (17), L May 2 (26), D Rader (18)  MON  R Fairly (10)Lee May (35.6)
Atlanta Braves1New York Mets2BoxTom Seaver (14-9)Ron Reed (10-12)NoneDusty Baker (27.3)
Cincinnati Reds4Philadelphia Phillies9BoxSteve Carlton (20-6)Ross Grimsley (10-6)PHI  D Johnson (7), W Montanez (12)Don Money (22.3)
St. Louis Cardinals2San Diego Padres3BoxClay Kirby (10-13)Rick Wise (11-13)SDN  N Colbert (34)  SLN  R Allen (1)Derrel Thomas (16.7)
Chicago Cubs2San Francisco Giants1BoxMilt Pappas (9-7)Jim Barr (4-7)CHN  J Cardenal (13)  SFN  W McCovey (9)Jose Cardenal (28.8)
Standings as of this date
American League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Baltimore Orioles6052.536--39431432-2428-28L3Game Log
Detroit Tigers6053.5310.539537630-2630-27L1Game Log
New York Yankees5853.5231.540635722-3436-19L3Game Log
Boston Red Sox5654.5093.045647622-3434-20W1Game Log
Cleveland Indians5260.4648.034236521-3631-24L2Game Log
Milwaukee Brewers4369.38417.035044918-3825-31L5Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Oakland Athletics6646.589--42733334-2432-22W3Game Log
Chicago White Sox6546.5860.541838821-3244-14W3Game Log
Minnesota Twins5851.5326.539938827-3231-19W1Game Log
Kansas City Royals5456.49111.041339319-3335-23W3Game Log
California Angels5161.45515.034541522-3329-28W2Game Log
Texas Rangers4567.40221.035945018-3627-31L1Game Log
National League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Pittsburgh Pirates6942.622--50938333-2236-20L1Game Log
New York Mets5950.5419.037038128-2531-25W1Game Log
Chicago Cubs5955.51811.548341625-3534-20W1Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals5357.48215.541744726-3227-25L1Game Log
Montreal Expos5060.45518.535144725-3225-28L2Game Log
Philadelphia Phillies4269.37827.034944921-3121-38W1Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Cincinnati Reds6843.613--51539640-1728-26L1Game Log
Houston Astros6450.5615.554447034-2430-26W2Game Log
Los Angeles Dodgers5951.5368.540837530-2629-25W1Game Log
Atlanta Braves5363.45717.546053624-3628-28L1Game Log
San Francisco Giants5164.44319.049349628-2723-37L1Game Log
San Diego Padres4467.39624.035846125-2519-42W1Game Log

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