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Sunday, August 20,1978

Sunday, August 20,1978

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year gametype box date visiting Team score home team score box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1978 reg season 1978-08-20 Baltimore Orioles  0 California Angels  1 box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Tom Griffin Don Stanhouse -- 20,773 3:43
1978 reg season 1978-08-20 Chicago White Sox  1 Cleveland Indians  10 box | pbp Cleveland Stadium Rick Waits Steve Stone -- 8,233 2:07
1978 reg season 1978-08-20 Texas Rangers  1 Kansas City Royals  2 box | pbp Kauffman Stadium Paul Splittorff Jon Matlack -- 38,423 1:56
1978 reg season 1978-08-20 Detroit Tigers  1 Milwaukee Brewers  2 box | pbp County Stadium Mike Caldwell Kip Young -- 46,791 2:22
1978 reg season 1978-08-20 Toronto Blue Jays  6 Minnesota Twins  2 box | pbp Metropolitan Stadium Don Kirkwood Stan Perzanowski Tom Murphy 11,685 2:50
1978 reg season 1978-08-20 Boston Red Sox  4 Oakland Athletics  2 box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Dennis Eckersley Matt Keough -- 13,411 2:32
1978 reg season 1978-08-20 New York Yankees  4 Seattle Mariners  5 box | pbp Kingdome Enrique Romo Rich Gossage -- 21,834 2:37
1978 reg season 1978-08-20 Cincinnati Reds  1 Chicago Cubs  2 box | pbp Wrigley Field Guillermo Hernandez Mike LaCoss -- 39,242 2:22
1978 reg season 1978-08-20 San Diego Padres  5 Montreal Expos  4 box | pbp Stade Olympique Mark Lee Hal Dues Rollie Fingers 20,094 2:22
1978 reg season 1978-08-20 Los Angeles Dodgers  5 New York Mets  4 box | pbp Shea Stadium Charlie Hough Skip Lockwood Terry Forster 34,745 2:37
1978 reg season 1978-08-20 San Francisco Giants  3 Philadelphia Phillies  5 box | pbp Veterans Stadium Dick Ruthven Jim Barr Ron Reed 51,088 2:22
1978 reg season 1978-08-20 Houston Astros  6 Pittsburgh Pirates  7 box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Jim Rooker Tom Dixon Kent Tekulve 0 2:45
1978 reg season 1978-08-20 Houston Astros  1 Pittsburgh Pirates  3 box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Jerry Reuss Joe Niekro -- 21,851 2:27
1978 reg season 1978-08-20 Atlanta Braves  4 St. Louis Cardinals  6 box | pbp Busch Stadium II Tom Bruno Phil Niekro -- 35,531 2:21
14 record(s)
Standings on this date
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Tips/tools for using data grids:

  • Manual Filter: Single-click a row to highlight in orange. Click FILTER ROWS button to show only those rows in the grid
  • Quick-Filter: Double-Click on a cell value to filter the grid on rows that have same value in same column. Click a statistic to view all values equal or higher
  • Select Rows: Single-click rows to select multiple rows for future action or visibility.
  • Hide Rows: Click the` minus sign in the first column to hide the row in the grid.
  • Restore Rows: Once rows are filtered, click RESTORE ROWS to show all rows once again
  • Sort: Click a column in the first header row to sort data by values in that column. Click again to reverse the original sort. Some cells have custom sort keys that will sort them logically instead of alphanumerically.
  • Compare/Analyze: Click multiple rows for players of interest. In addition to filtering, you can quickly COMPARE player stats or use the MULTI-PLAYER STAT VIEWER to view multiple player cards on the same page.
  • Leaders: On stat grids. Top-10 ranked statistics are highlighted in gray. #1 rank is in light green. (PREMIUM setting)
  • Export to CSV: Click CSV to convert the full grid into a comma-delimeted display. From there, you can copy/paste to another application.
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1978 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 123 78 45 .634 0.0 625 489 136 W1 33-31 45-14 1 1 1 Yes dnq
1978 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 122 69 53 .566 8.5 610 505 105 W1 26-32 43-21 2 3 5 Yes dnq
1978 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 122 69 53 .566 8.5 531 458 73 L2 32-32 37-21 3 2 4 Yes Won World Series (Dodgers)
1978 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 121 67 54 .554 10.0 554 471 83 L1 30-32 37-22 4 4 7 Yes dnq
1978 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 122 64 58 .525 13.5 475 528 -53 L4 31-35 33-23 5 7 11 -- dnq
1978 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 122 54 68 .443 23.5 509 530 -21 W1 20-39 34-29 6 11 21 -- dnq
1978 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 123 47 76 .382 31.0 478 596 -118 W1 17-45 30-31 7 13 25 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1978 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 122 67 55 .549 0.0 557 486 71 W2 26-36 41-19 1 5 8 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1978 AL West California Angels franchise | log 126 69 57 .548 0.0 527 501 26 W3 29-32 40-25 2 6 9 -- dnq
1978 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 121 60 61 .496 6.5 480 476 4 L2 24-36 36-25 3 8 14 -- dnq
1978 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 126 62 64 .492 7.0 427 479 -52 L1 27-34 35-30 4 9 15 -- dnq
1978 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 124 56 68 .452 12.0 539 548 -9 L1 27-38 29-30 5 10 19 -- dnq
1978 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 122 51 71 .418 16.0 473 569 -96 L1 22-37 29-34 6 12 23 -- dnq
1978 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 124 47 77 .379 21.0 492 641 -149 W2 19-38 28-39 7 14 26 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1978 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 120 65 55 .542 0.0 518 444 74 W2 22-34 43-21 1 4 10 Yes Lost NLCS (Dodgers)
1978 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 122 63 59 .516 3.0 492 525 -33 W1 26-33 37-26 2 6 13 -- dnq
1978 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 122 60 62 .492 6.0 483 498 -15 W7 23-37 37-25 3 7 16 -- dnq
1978 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 124 58 66 .468 9.0 496 451 45 L4 24-33 34-33 4 8 17 -- dnq
1978 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 124 52 72 .419 15.0 429 488 -59 W1 22-38 30-34 5 11 22 -- dnq
1978 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 123 50 73 .407 16.5 471 523 -52 L1 22-35 28-38 6 12 24 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1978 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 124 73 51 .589 0.0 567 444 123 W1 35-32 38-19 1 1 2 Yes Lost World Series (Yankees)
1978 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 124 71 53 .573 2.0 493 444 49 L2 33-33 38-20 2 2 3 Yes dnq
1978 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 124 70 54 .565 3.0 541 524 17 L1 33-31 37-23 3 3 6 Yes dnq
1978 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 124 65 59 .524 8.0 454 458 -4 W5 27-39 38-20 4 5 12 Yes dnq
1978 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 123 56 67 .455 16.5 465 569 -104 L1 24-40 32-27 5 9 18 -- dnq
1978 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 124 56 68 .452 17.0 461 502 -41 L6 19-44 37-24 6 10 20 -- dnq
26 record(s)
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