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Baseball on Wednesday, August 16, 1978

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
Boston Red Sox4California Angels2BoxLuis Tiant (9-5)Nolan Ryan (6-11)BOS  J Rice (29)Lyman Bostock (28.6)
Cleveland Indians0Detroit Tigers2BoxJack Billingham (13-5)David Clyde (5-8)NoneRusty Staub (12.1)
Toronto Blue Jays1Milwaukee Brewers8Box G1Mike Caldwell (15-7)Jesse Jefferson (7-10)MIL  L Hisle (28), C Moore (5), R Yount (3)Sal Bando (17.5)
Toronto Blue Jays2Milwaukee Brewers3Box G2Eduardo Rodriguez (4-5)Balor Moore (5-4)TOR  D McKay (3)Robin Yount (32.0)
Kansas City Royals1Minnesota Twins5Box G1Geoff Zahn (9-11)Doug Bird (4-6)KCA  H McRae (13)  MIN  G Adams (6)Glenn Adams (15.9)
Kansas City Royals11Minnesota Twins7Box G2Paul Splittorff (14-10)Stan Perzanowski (2-4)KCA  G Brett (5)  MIN  C Kusick (4)George Brett (47.5)
New York Yankees5Oakland Athletics3BoxCatfish Hunter (7-4)Bob Lacey (8-6)NYA  B Dent (4), M Rivers (8)  OAK  R Carty (21)Rico Carty (42.3)
Baltimore Orioles5Seattle Mariners7BoxByron McLaughlin (1-4)Mike Flanagan (15-11)BAL  P Kelly 2 (6)  SEA  L Roberts 2 (20)Leon Roberts (43.2)
Chicago White Sox6Texas Rangers2BoxRoss Baumgarten (1-0)Doyle Alexander (7-9)NoneBob Molinaro (25.7)
Atlanta Braves9Chicago Cubs0BoxPhil Niekro (15-12)Mike Krukow (5-1)ATL  J Burroughs (18), B Horner (14), D Murphy (19), J Nolan (3)Jeff Burroughs (17.6)
San Francisco Giants0Montreal Expos1BoxWoodie Fryman (7-7)Vida Blue (16-6)NoneLarry Parrish (14.6)
San Diego Padres2New York Mets1BoxJohn D'Acquisto (3-3)Skip Lockwood (7-10)SDN  D Thomas (2)Derrel Thomas (70.6)
Los Angeles Dodgers5Philadelphia Phillies2BoxBob Welch (5-0)Jim Kaat (6-5)LAN  R Smith (27)  PHI  R Hebner (15)Reggie Smith (32.7)
Cincinnati Reds2Pittsburgh Pirates13BoxJohn Candelaria (9-11)Bill Bonham (9-3)PIT  D Parker 2 (23), B Robinson (9)Bill Robinson (24.2)
Houston Astros4St. Louis Cardinals2BoxJoe Niekro (10-9)Silvio Martinez (6-6)SLN  G Hendrick (14)Enos Cabell (14.5)
Standings as of this date
American League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Boston Red Sox7544.630--60347030-3045-14W1Game Log
New York Yankees6851.5717.052044831-3037-21W3Game Log
Milwaukee Brewers6652.5598.559649826-3240-20W4Game Log
Detroit Tigers6552.5569.053845829-3036-22W1Game Log
Baltimore Orioles6455.53811.047052031-3233-23L1Game Log
Cleveland Indians5365.44921.549251120-3833-27L2Game Log
Toronto Blue Jays4673.38729.046957916-4230-31L3Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Kansas City Royals6553.551--54447526-3539-18W1Game Log
California Angels6656.5412.051348829-3237-24L1Game Log
Texas Rangers5958.5045.547346423-3436-24L1Game Log
Oakland Athletics6162.4966.541446527-3434-28L6Game Log
Minnesota Twins5367.44213.052253427-3826-29L1Game Log
Chicago White Sox4870.40717.045955519-3629-34W1Game Log
Seattle Mariners4576.37221.548263019-3826-38W1Game Log
National League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Philadelphia Phillies6353.543--50343022-3441-19L3Game Log
Chicago Cubs6157.5173.047850726-3335-24L1Game Log
Montreal Expos5862.4837.048843724-3334-29W2Game Log
Pittsburgh Pirates5462.4669.045548323-3731-25W1Game Log
New York Mets4970.41215.545449822-3527-35L1Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals4971.40816.041447722-3827-33L1Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Los Angeles Dodgers7050.583--54642732-3138-19W2Game Log
San Francisco Giants6951.5751.048143131-3138-20L2Game Log
Cincinnati Reds6852.5672.052351031-2937-23L1Game Log
San Diego Padres6159.5089.043444823-3938-20W1Game Log
Houston Astros5662.47513.044647419-3837-24W1Game Log
Atlanta Braves5564.46214.545455423-3732-27W1Game Log

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