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Cincinnati, Baltimore Swap Players
Monday, May 17th, 1976
The Cincinnati Reds have finalized a deal that will send 20-year-old minor league RF Willie Wilson and 20-year-old minor league 3B Kevin Bell to Baltimore for 35-year-old RHP Jim Maloney. Minor details still need to be worked out before the trade becomes official, but the players involved are expected to be with their new clubs soon.


In 6 starts this year Maloney has posted 1 win while suffering 3 losses. He has pitched 48 innings, allowed 42 hits, struck out 31 and has a 2.81 ERA.
Weekly Team Power Rankings
Monday, May 17th, 1976
Here are the current team power rankings for Major League Baseball:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) New York Yankees (144.0, +)
2) Oakland Athletics (133.7, o)
3) California Angels (120.0, +)
4) Pittsburgh Pirates (114.7, --)
5) Houston Astros (108.6, ++)
6) Boston Red Sox (97.0, ++)
7) Los Angeles Dodgers (96.7, -)
8) Cincinnati Reds (92.7, -)
9) Chicago Cubs (92.4, ++)
10) San Francisco Giants (92.3, ++)
11) Kansas City Royals (91.1, ++)
12) New York Mets (90.7, ++)
13) Minnesota Twins (87.9, -)
14) Cleveland Indians (87.0, --)
15) Montreal Expos (84.3, ++)
16) Chicago White Sox (84.0, --)
17) St. Louis Cardinals (83.4, -)
18) Atlanta Braves (81.4, +)
19) San Diego Padres (73.4, o)
20) Texas Rangers (69.8, --)
21) Philadelphia Phillies (68.0, --)
22) Milwaukee Brewers (67.7, -)
23) Detroit Tigers (51.0, o)
24) Baltimore Orioles (42.7, o)
BNN Stats: Career Batting Leaders
Monday, May 17th, 1976
So, who is the leader in the Major League Baseball in career home runs?

Mickey Mantle, -, 773
Babe Ruth, -, 714
Willie Mays, -, 555
Eddie Mathews, -, 538
Harmon Killebrew, -, 535
LEAGUE LEADERS AVG
Rennie Stennett - CIN
.390
2 Dave Revering CWS .378
3 Mitchell Page CLE .373
4 Larry Biittner CAL .370
5 Jim Rice MON .369
LEAGUE LEADERS HR
2 tied with
10
1 Oscar Gamble SD 10
1 Gorman Thomas DET 10
3 Jeff Burroughs CHC 8
3 2 more tied with   8
LEAGUE LEADERS RBI
Oscar Gamble - SD
40
2 Johnny Bench CLE 32
3 Jeff Burroughs CHC 30
4 Carlton Fisk NYM 28
5 Amos Otis LAD 27
LEAGUE LEADERS W
3 tied with
6
1 Don Gullett CLE 6
1 Roger Moret CAL 6
1 Mel Stottlemyre NYY 6
4 4 tied with   5
LEAGUE LEADERS ERA
Mark Ballinger - BOS
1.17
2 Don Gullett CLE 1.25
3 Jerry Koosman NYM 1.28
4 Burt Hooton TEX 1.34
5 Bob Forsch NYY 1.38
LEAGUE LEADERS K
Nolan Ryan - TEX
59
2 Rick Rhoden KC 54
3 John D'Acquisto STL 46
4 Dave Freisleben CHC 45
4 Thomas Schmidt CHC 45
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AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS
East Division W L PCT GB
New York Yankees 22 8 .733 -
Boston Red Sox 16 14 .533 6.0
Cleveland Indians 15 15 .500 7.0
Milwaukee Brewers 11 17 .393 10.0
Detroit Tigers 9 21 .300 13.0
Baltimore Orioles 8 21 .276 13.5
West Division W L PCT GB
Oakland Athletics 22 9 .710 -
California Angels 23 13 .639 1.5
Kansas City Royals 15 16 .484 7.0
Minnesota Twins 14 15 .483 7.0
Chicago White Sox 14 16 .467 7.5
Texas Rangers 14 18 .438 8.5
NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
East Division W L PCT GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 18 11 .621 -
Chicago Cubs 17 18 .486 4.0
Montreal Expos 16 17 .485 4.0
New York Mets 16 18 .471 4.5
St. Louis Cardinals 15 17 .469 4.5
Philadelphia Phillies 12 15 .444 5.0
West Division W L PCT GB
Houston Astros 19 15 .559 -
Cincinnati Reds 17 14 .548 .5
Los Angeles Dodgers 19 16 .543 .5
San Francisco Giants 16 17 .485 2.5
Atlanta Braves 15 17 .469 3.0
San Diego Padres 14 19 .424 4.5
YESTERDAY'S GAMES - American League
Away Team Home Team Result Time Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
Milwaukee Boston 6-4 2:05 PM EST N.Espinosa (1-4, 3.61 ERA) D.Morehead (2-3, 4.82 ERA)
Cleveland Detroit 7-8 1:05 PM EST A.Fitzmorris (2-7, 7.39 ERA) B.Odom (0-3, 6.64 ERA)
Baltimore New York 3-5 1:05 PM EST M.Stottlemyre (6-1, 1.93 ERA) J.Maloney (1-3, 2.81 ERA)
Minnesota California 8-2 5:05 PM EST K.Brett (5-2, 2.86 ERA) M.Strahler (1-1, 3.91 ERA)
Chicago Kansas City 4-15 2:05 PM EST R.Rhoden (2-1, 2.26 ERA) B.Blyleven (3-1, 5.28 ERA)
Texas Oakland 1-6 1:05 PM EST M.Torrez (3-1, 3.75 ERA) C.Burr (4-2, 2.40 ERA)
YESTERDAY'S GAMES - National League
Away Team Home Team Result Time Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
San Diego Chicago 8-9 2:05 PM EST D.Roberts (2-0, 6.55 ERA) T.Dukes (0-2, 4.50 ERA)
Los Angeles Pittsburgh 4-5 2:05 PM EST M.Sarmiento (1-0, 1.08 ERA) W.Granger (1-1, 3.38 ERA)
San Francisco St. Louis 11-7 2:05 PM EST S.Stone (1-1, 3.90 ERA) J.D'Acquisto (2-4, 4.02 ERA)
Montreal Atlanta 2-3 2:05 PM EST P.Niekro (4-2, 3.21 ERA) J.Fisher (3-1, 2.41 ERA)
New York Cincinnati 9-0 1:05 PM EST J.Matlack (2-5, 3.42 ERA) L.McGlothen (1-2, 6.30 ERA)
New York Cincinnati 18-7 4:05 PM EST J.Richard (2-1, 2.94 ERA) M.Caldwell (1-2, 4.50 ERA)
Philadelphia Houston 1-2 2:05 PM EST B.Bruce (2-3, 4.43 ERA) M.DeMerritt (1-4, 6.59 ERA)
TODAY'S GAMES - American League
Away Team Home Team Time Starting Pitcher Away Team Starting Pitcher Home Team
Milwaukee (11-17, Road: 3-8) Baltimore (8-21, Home: 5-11) 8:05 PM EST RHP J.Coleman (2-4, 3.60 ERA) RHP J.Colborn (0-2, 5.21 ERA)
New York (22-8, Road: 9-7) Cleveland (15-15, Home: 8-6) 7:05 PM EST RHP K.Forsch (1-3, 4.76 ERA) LHP D.Gullett (6-0, 1.25 ERA)
Boston (16-14, Road: 8-7) Detroit (9-21, Home: 7-8) 8:05 PM EST LHP W.Wood (4-1, 2.49 ERA) RHP D.McLain (1-4, 6.75 ERA)
California (23-13, Road: 7-8) Chicago (14-16, Home: 6-6) 8:05 PM EST RHP N.Briles (5-2, 2.90 ERA) RHP S.Rogers (1-4, 5.34 ERA)
Texas (14-18, Road: 5-10) Kansas City (15-16, Home: 9-9) 7:05 PM EST RHP B.Hooton (3-2, 1.34 ERA) RHP G.Jaycox (2-3, 4.69 ERA)
Oakland (22-9, Road: 11-4) Minnesota (14-15, Home: 7-1) 9:05 PM EST RHP C.Dobson (4-1, 2.96 ERA) LHP H.Moore (4-2, 5.31 ERA)
TODAY'S GAMES - National League
Away Team Home Team Time Starting Pitcher Away Team Starting Pitcher Home Team
Pittsburgh (18-11, Road: 6-7) St. Louis (15-17, Home: 7-10) 8:05 PM EST RHP O.Jones (0-3, 4.88 ERA) RHP B.Gibson (3-2, 2.40 ERA)
Atlanta (15-17, Road: 8-5) Houston (19-15, Home: 12-7) 4:05 PM EST RHP D.Cooper (3-3, 4.86 ERA) RHP R.Reuschel (2-2, 3.00 ERA)
Atlanta (15-17, Road: 8-5) Houston (19-15, Home: 12-7) 8:05 PM EST LHP K.Holtzman (1-4, 4.05 ERA) RHP L.Dierker (2-0, 1.97 ERA)
Cincinnati (17-14, Road: 8-6) Los Angeles (19-16, Home: 6-7) 7:05 PM EST RHP S.Patterson (5-1, 3.04 ERA) RHP S.Dunning (5-1, 3.09 ERA)
San Diego (14-19, Road: 9-11) San Francisco (16-17, Home: 5-8) 7:05 PM EST RHP J.Brown (2-2, 3.66 ERA) RHP B.Singer (3-0, 0.35 ERA)
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