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Thursday May 16,1968This 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 1968-05-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees10Boston Red Sox11BoxJohn WyattJoe VerbanicLee Stange
Washington Senators II4Cleveland Indians1BoxBarry MooreSam McDowellDennis Higgins
Oakland Athletics3Minnesota Twins4BoxAl WorthingtonChuck Dobson(none)
Chicago Cubs1Los Angeles Dodgers0BoxRich NyeDon Sutton(none)
Cincinnati Reds1New York Mets2BoxTom SeaverGerry Arrigo(none)
St. Louis Cardinals0Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxBob VealeRay Washburn(none)
Houston Astros1San Francisco Giants3BoxJuan MarichalDon Wilson(none)

Standings as of 1968-05-16

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Detroit Tigers301911.633--122853710-59-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1328448.636
223Cleveland Indians311813.5811.510570359-88-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1306862.523
334Baltimore Orioles301713.5672.012291319-38-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium1327458.561
446Minnesota Twins321715.5313.01181041412-85-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1306268.477
557Boston Red Sox311615.5163.5109118-98-78-8W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1317061.534
6611Oakland Athletics311516.4844.510397610-65-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1316764.511
7714California Angels331518.4555.5110133-238-67-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred HaneyAnaheim Stadium1295277.403
8817Washington Senators II311417.4525.593128-357-67-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D George SelkirkRFK Memorial Stadium1305179.392
9919New York Yankees331320.3947.587122-357-106-10L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1297059.543
101020Chicago White Sox281117.3937.07192-217-94-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed ShortComiskey Park1345678.418
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals312011.645--12490348-812-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1317754.588
225San Francisco Giants321814.5632.512011557-711-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park1307060.538
449Atlanta Braves301515.5004.58691-56-89-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1326666.500
5510Chicago Cubs341717.5004.5120145-258-109-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1286761.523
338Pittsburgh Pirates301515.5004.59471236-99-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownForbes Field1326567.492
6612Cincinnati Reds321517.4695.512311857-88-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamCrosley Field1306862.523
7713Philadelphia Phillies301416.4675.58799-127-127-4L4T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1326270.470
8815Los Angeles Dodgers331518.4556.07693-178-87-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiDodger Stadium1296168.473
9916New York Mets311417.4526.08874146-98-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Johnny MurphyShea Stadium1315972.450
101018Houston Astros291316.4486.094116-222-1211-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1335974.444


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jackie BrownP24.351Signed as Free Agent by Senators. 
Jackie BrownP24.351Released by Phillies.