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Sunday May 5,1968This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Games on 1968-05-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics3Boston Red Sox2BoxChuck DobsonGary Waslewski(none)
New York Yankees1Chicago White Sox5BoxGary PetersAl Downing(none)
New York Yankees4Chicago White Sox1BoxStan BahnsenJack FisherJoe Verbanic
Minnesota Twins1Cleveland Indians2BoxSonny SiebertAl WorthingtonStan Williams
California Angels2Detroit Tigers5BoxDenny McLainGeorge Brunet(none)
Baltimore Orioles8Washington Senators II0BoxGene BrabenderBarry Moore(none)
Cincinnati Reds3Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxBill KelsoJohn PurdinBilly McCool
Chicago Cubs3New York Mets2BoxFergie JenkinsJerry KoosmanPhil Regan
Chicago Cubs1New York Mets0BoxBill HandsDon Cardwell(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates5Philadelphia Phillies2BoxDave WickershamLarry JacksonBob Moose
St. Louis Cardinals4San Francisco Giants8BoxMike McCormickRay Washburn(none)
Atlanta Braves2Houston Astros0BoxKen JohnsonDave GiustiClaude Raymond

Standings as of 1968-05-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles21156.714--10252508-27-4W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium1417665.539
223Detroit Tigers22148.6361.57860186-38-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1408951.636
334Minnesota Twins221210.5453.58863258-44-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1406773.479
448Oakland Athletics221111.5004.57173-29-52-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1407169.507
559Washington Senators II221111.5004.56682-166-45-7L4T S R Log Off Def SP D George SelkirkRFK Memorial Stadium1395485.388
6611California Angels231112.4785.07496-227-54-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred HaneyAnaheim Stadium1395683.403
7713Cleveland Indians211011.4765.06454103-77-4W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1407664.543
8816New York Yankees231013.4356.06380-177-73-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1397366.525
9917Boston Red Sox21912.4296.06788-214-45-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1417764.546
101020Chicago White Sox19514.2639.04065-252-73-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed ShortComiskey Park1436281.434
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112St. Louis Cardinals23158.652--11176356-79-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1398257.590
335San Francisco Giants221210.5452.58776114-38-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park1407664.543
226Cincinnati Reds221210.5452.5898276-66-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamCrosley Field1407169.507
447Philadelphia Phillies221111.5003.56371-84-97-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1406575.464
5512Chicago Cubs231112.4784.093107-145-96-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1397366.525
6610Los Angeles Dodgers231112.4784.05467-135-56-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiDodger Stadium1396574.468
7714Pittsburgh Pirates211011.4764.07857214-76-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownForbes Field1417071.496
8815Houston Astros20911.4504.56089-291-88-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1426379.444
9919New York Mets21912.4295.0595543-56-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Johnny MurphyShea Stadium1416477.454
101018Atlanta Braves21912.4295.06276-144-85-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1417269.511