Update:  2014 MLB Statistics -  Batting, Pitching and Fielding statistics updated for end of season. Also updated Team Information.

Baseball on Thursday, August 31, 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
New York Yankees6Baltimore Orioles2BoxDick Tidrow (6-9)Scott McGregor (12-12)NYA  L Piniella (4)Mickey Rivers (20.6)
Milwaukee Brewers1Cleveland Indians0Box G1Mike Caldwell (17-8)Mike Paxton (9-8)MIL  B Oglivie (15)Ben Oglivie (14.7)
Milwaukee Brewers6Cleveland Indians12Box G2Rick Waits (10-13)Bill Travers (9-8)CLE  R Pruitt (4), A Thornton (27)Andre Thornton (11.4)
Minnesota Twins4Detroit Tigers1BoxGeoff Zahn (10-13)Kip Young (5-4)MIN  G Adams (7), R Chiles (1)Glenn Adams (23.5)
Montreal Expos1San Diego Padres6BoxEric Rasmussen (14-10)Woodie Fryman (7-9)NoneDave Winfield (13.4)
Cincinnati Reds11St. Louis Cardinals6BoxTom Seaver (12-13)Silvio Martinez (8-7)CIN  J Bench (19), G Foster (31), J Morgan (10)  SLN  W Garrett (2)George Foster (17.8)
Standings as of this date
American League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Boston Red Sox8448.636--67552533-3351-15L1Game Log
New York Yankees7754.5886.557748335-3342-21W7Game Log
Milwaukee Brewers7657.5718.567255230-3546-22L1Game Log
Detroit Tigers7359.55311.060352132-3241-27L1Game Log
Baltimore Orioles7260.54512.053255534-3538-25L2Game Log
Cleveland Indians5775.43227.054958322-4435-31W1Game Log
Toronto Blue Jays5580.40730.552864421-4834-32W1Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Kansas City Royals7160.542--59252428-4043-20W1Game Log
California Angels7063.5262.054353529-3741-26L5Game Log
Texas Rangers6565.5005.552250526-3839-27L1Game Log
Oakland Athletics6272.46310.544553027-3935-33L9Game Log
Minnesota Twins5875.43614.056458829-4129-34W1Game Log
Chicago White Sox5675.42715.050960323-3933-36L1Game Log
Seattle Mariners4982.37422.052168419-4330-39L5Game Log
National League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Philadelphia Phillies7159.546--57348627-3644-23W5Game Log
Pittsburgh Pirates6664.5085.051852329-3937-25W3Game Log
Chicago Cubs6665.5045.552456129-3937-26L3Game Log
Montreal Expos6173.45512.052049626-3935-34L5Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals5875.43614.549854128-4030-35L1Game Log
New York Mets5379.40219.049755125-3828-41W1Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Los Angeles Dodgers7954.594--60047536-3343-21W3Game Log
San Francisco Giants7756.5792.053347436-3341-23L1Game Log
Cincinnati Reds7261.5417.057958034-3138-30W1Game Log
San Diego Padres7065.51910.049650229-4041-25W1Game Log
Houston Astros6270.47016.550152819-4443-26L1Game Log
Atlanta Braves5973.44719.550162324-4035-33W3Game Log

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