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Wednesday, May 17,1978

Wednesday, May 17,1978

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year gametype box date visiting Team visscore home team homescore box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1978 reg season 1978-05-17 California Angels 6 Chicago White Sox 9 box | pbp Comiskey Park I Steve Stone Nolan Ryan -- 13,676 2:28
1978 reg season 1978-05-17 New York Yankees 4 Cleveland Indians 5 box | pbp Cleveland Stadium Sid Monge Sparky Lyle -- 10,370 3:09
1978 reg season 1978-05-17 Detroit Tigers 5 Milwaukee Brewers 3 box | pbp County Stadium Jack Billingham Jerry Augustine John Hiller 10,004 2:31
1978 reg season 1978-05-17 Oakland Athletics 3 Texas Rangers 4 box | pbp Arlington Stadium Jon Matlack John Henry Johnson -- 15,635 2:15
1978 reg season 1978-05-17 Philadelphia Phillies 1 Houston Astros 2 box | pbp Astrodome Joaquin Andujar Randy Lerch Tom Dixon 11,856 2:14
1978 reg season 1978-05-17 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 box | pbp Dodger Stadium Tommy John Jim Rooker -- 33,097 2:30
1978 reg season 1978-05-17 Cincinnati Reds 4 Montreal Expos 5 box | pbp Stade Olympique Darold Knowles Dale Murray -- 11,826 3:15
1978 reg season 1978-05-17 Atlanta Braves 2 New York Mets 1 box | pbp Shea Stadium Phil Niekro Jerry Koosman -- 0 2:11
1978 reg season 1978-05-17 Atlanta Braves 1 New York Mets 3 box | pbp Shea Stadium Nino Espinosa Tommy Boggs -- 4,054 2:16
1978 reg season 1978-05-17 St. Louis Cardinals 2 San Diego Padres 5 box | pbp Qualcomm Stadium Bob Shirley Eric Rasmussen Rollie Fingers 13,732 2:00
1978 reg season 1978-05-17 Chicago Cubs 5 San Francisco Giants 9 box | pbp Candlestick Park Vida Blue Ray Burris -- 12,922 2:34
11 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • 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 Detroit Tigers franchise | log 30 21 9 .700 0.0 164 112 52 W4 13-4 8-5 1 1 1 Yes dnq
1978 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 35 23 12 .657 0.5 192 145 47 W1 7-9 16-3 2 2 2 Yes dnq
1978 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 32 19 13 .594 3.0 131 115 16 L1 8-9 11-4 3 4 6 Yes Won World Series (Dodgers)
1978 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 32 16 16 .500 6.0 135 135 0 W2 7-12 9-4 4 8 14 -- dnq
1978 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 33 15 18 .455 7.5 174 157 17 L1 6-12 9-6 5 9 17 -- dnq
1978 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 32 13 19 .406 9.0 133 182 -49 L2 7-10 6-9 6 11 20 -- dnq
1978 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 32 13 19 .406 9.0 130 163 -33 W2 4-11 9-8 7 10 21 -- 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 Oakland Athletics franchise | log 34 22 12 .647 0.0 113 103 10 L2 9-7 13-5 1 3 4 Yes dnq
1978 AL West California Angels franchise | log 33 19 14 .576 2.5 145 124 21 L3 7-7 12-7 2 5 7 Yes dnq
1978 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 32 18 14 .563 3.0 138 133 5 L1 7-10 11-4 3 6 9 -- Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1978 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 31 16 15 .516 4.5 120 125 -5 W1 5-8 11-7 4 7 12 -- dnq
1978 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 35 12 23 .343 10.5 162 171 -9 W2 7-13 5-10 5 12 24 -- dnq
1978 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 30 10 20 .333 10.0 115 142 -27 W1 2-10 8-10 6 13 25 -- dnq
1978 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 37 12 25 .324 11.5 135 180 -45 L2 5-13 7-12 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 31 17 14 .548 0.0 149 114 35 L3 4-8 13-6 1 4 10 Yes Lost NLCS (Dodgers)
1978 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 33 18 15 .545 0.0 143 128 15 W1 8-8 10-7 2 5 11 Yes dnq
1978 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 33 16 17 .485 2.0 124 146 -22 L2 10-10 6-7 3 7 15 -- dnq
1978 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 34 15 19 .441 3.5 135 158 -23 L3 6-12 9-7 4 9 18 -- dnq
1978 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 36 15 21 .417 4.5 124 143 -19 W1 9-10 6-11 5 10 19 -- dnq
1978 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 37 14 23 .378 6.0 145 150 -5 L7 5-14 9-9 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
1978 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 34 22 12 .647 0.0 130 116 14 W7 10-6 12-6 1 1 3 Yes dnq
1978 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 35 21 14 .600 1.5 189 134 55 W3 10-7 11-7 2 2 5 Yes Lost World Series (Yankees)
1978 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 35 20 15 .571 2.5 180 164 16 L1 10-8 10-7 3 3 8 Yes dnq
1978 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 32 16 16 .500 5.0 118 127 -9 W5 6-11 10-5 4 6 13 -- dnq
1978 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 34 16 18 .471 6.0 116 135 -19 W3 6-11 10-7 5 8 16 -- dnq
1978 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 32 13 19 .406 8.0 94 132 -38 L1 4-10 9-9 6 11 22 -- dnq
26 record(s)
Transactions
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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.
player name teamname statusshort Transaction Description
Ben Hayes Cincinnati Reds Hist Signed as undrafted free agent (South Florida)
Dave May Milwaukee Brewers Hist Sold by Texas Rangers to Milwaukee Brewers
Marty Perez -- Hist Released by Athletics
Earl Williams -- Hist Released by Athletics
Billy North Los Angeles Dodgers Hist Traded from Oakland Athletics to Los Angeles Dodgers for Glenn Burke
Glenn Burke Oakland Athletics Hist Traded from Los Angeles Dodgers to Oakland Athletics for Billy North
Earl Williams Oakland Athletics Hist Activated from Disabled List
Dave May Milwaukee Brewers Hist Activated from Disabled List
8 record(s)