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Wednesday, May 17,1972

Wednesday, May 17,1972

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year gametype box date visiting Team visscore home team homescore box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1972 reg season 1972-05-17 Oakland Athletics 4 California Angels 0 box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Ken Holtzman Rudy May -- 5,118 2:01
1972 reg season 1972-05-17 Minnesota Twins 8 Chicago White Sox 1 box | pbp Comiskey Park I Bert Blyleven Tom Bradley Wayne Granger 10,533 2:25
1972 reg season 1972-05-17 New York Yankees 1 Cleveland Indians 2 box | pbp Cleveland Stadium Dick Tidrow Fred Beene -- 7,722 2:15
1972 reg season 1972-05-17 Baltimore Orioles 1 Detroit Tigers 6 box | pbp Tiger Stadium Mickey Lolich Pat Dobson -- 27,384 2:26
1972 reg season 1972-05-17 Texas Rangers 4 Kansas City Royals 3 box | pbp Municipal Stadium Jim Panther Ted Abernathy -- 7,114 4:56
1972 reg season 1972-05-17 Boston Red Sox 1 Milwaukee Brewers 4 box | pbp County Stadium Jim Lonborg Sonny Siebert Ken Sanders 4,935 2:13
1972 reg season 1972-05-17 Atlanta Braves 0 Houston Astros 9 box | pbp Astrodome Larry Dierker Ron Reed -- 15,823 2:26
1972 reg season 1972-05-17 Montreal Expos 2 New York Mets 12 box | pbp Shea Stadium Gary Gentry Ernie McAnally -- 16,905 2:41
1972 reg season 1972-05-17 Chicago Cubs 3 Philadelphia Phillies 2 box | pbp Veterans Stadium Tom Phoebus Steve Carlton Dan McGinn 12,528 2:16
1972 reg season 1972-05-17 St. Louis Cardinals 0 Pittsburgh Pirates 12 box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Steve Blass Reggie Cleveland -- 9,188 2:16
1972 reg season 1972-05-17 Los Angeles Dodgers 0 San Diego Padres 2 box | pbp Qualcomm Stadium Fred Norman Tommy John -- 12,995 2:13
1972 reg season 1972-05-17 Cincinnati Reds 2 San Francisco Giants 1 box | pbp Candlestick Park Ross Grimsley Juan Marichal Clay Carroll 2,670 2:01
12 record(s)
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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
1972 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 24 15 9 .625 0.0 80 61 19 W1 6-4 9-5 1 3 5 Yes dnq
1972 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 24 14 10 .583 1.0 98 71 27 W1 7-5 7-5 2 5 8 Yes Lost ALCS (Athletics)
1972 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 25 13 12 .520 2.5 82 80 2 L1 3-8 10-4 3 6 12 -- dnq
1972 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 22 9 13 .409 5.0 87 102 -15 L1 6-8 3-5 4 8 17 -- dnq
1972 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 24 9 15 .375 6.0 68 81 -13 L1 4-11 5-4 5 11 20 -- dnq
1972 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 22 7 15 .318 7.0 45 75 -30 W1 4-8 3-7 6 12 23 -- 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
1972 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 24 17 7 .708 0.0 112 58 54 W1 10-5 7-2 1 1 2 Yes dnq
1972 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 23 15 8 .652 1.5 87 68 19 W1 5-4 10-4 2 2 3 Yes Won World Series (Reds)
1972 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 25 15 10 .600 2.5 83 82 1 L1 2-8 13-2 3 4 7 Yes dnq
1972 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 26 11 15 .423 7.0 77 102 -25 W1 5-10 6-5 4 7 16 -- dnq
1972 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 27 11 16 .407 7.5 80 78 2 L1 2-11 9-5 5 9 18 -- dnq
1972 AL West California Angels franchise | log 26 10 16 .385 8.0 64 105 -41 L1 3-7 7-9 6 10 19 -- 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
1972 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 27 20 7 .741 0.0 112 93 19 W6 7-3 13-4 1 1 1 Yes dnq
1972 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 27 15 12 .556 5.0 93 88 5 L2 8-4 7-8 2 4 9 Yes dnq
1972 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 26 14 12 .538 5.5 128 113 15 W3 7-5 7-7 3 5 10 Yes Lost NLCS (Reds)
1972 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 26 13 13 .500 6.5 118 86 32 W2 6-10 7-3 4 7 13 -- dnq
1972 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 27 13 14 .481 7.0 88 119 -31 L3 6-8 7-6 5 8 14 -- dnq
1972 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 29 10 19 .345 11.0 102 131 -29 L7 5-13 5-6 6 11 22 -- 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
1972 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 27 17 10 .630 0.0 143 116 27 W4 8-4 9-6 1 2 4 Yes dnq
1972 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 29 18 11 .621 0.0 114 69 45 L1 11-6 7-5 2 3 6 Yes dnq
1972 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 28 15 13 .536 2.5 125 128 -3 W7 9-6 6-7 3 6 11 -- Lost World Series (Athletics)
1972 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 29 13 16 .448 5.0 84 95 -11 W1 6-5 7-11 4 9 15 -- dnq
1972 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 28 10 18 .357 7.5 103 150 -47 L3 5-10 5-8 5 10 21 -- dnq
1972 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 31 9 22 .290 10.0 115 137 -22 L6 7-8 2-14 6 12 24 -- dnq
24 record(s)
Transactions
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player name teamname statusshort Transaction Description
Jack Aker Chicago Cubs Hist Traded from New York Yankees to Chicago Cubs for Johnny Callison (1/20/1972)
Ollie Brown Oakland Athletics Hist Traded from San Diego Padres to Oakland Athletics for Curt Blefary, Mike Kilkenny and Greg Schubert (9/11/1972)
Curt Blefary San Diego Padres Hist Traded from Oakland Athletics with Mike Kilkenny and Greg Schubert to San Diego Padres for Ollie Brown
Mike Kilkenny San Diego Padres Hist Traded from Oakland Athletics with Curt Blefary and Greg Schubert to San Diego Padres for Ollie Brown
4 record(s)