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Friday August 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 1968-08-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers4Boston Red Sox0BoxDenny McLainJim Lonborg(none)
Washington Senators II4California Angels2BoxJoe ColemanBill HarrelsonDave Baldwin
Chicago White Sox3Cleveland Indians4BoxEddie FisherHoyt Wilhelm(none)
Baltimore Orioles2Minnesota Twins5BoxJim KaatTom Phoebus(none)
New York Yankees2Oakland Athletics1BoxAl DowningJim NashLindy McDaniel
Cincinnati Reds11Chicago Cubs7BoxJim MaloneyBill HandsClay Carroll
Houston Astros3New York Mets1BoxTom DukesRon Taylor(none)
San Francisco Giants7Philadelphia Phillies5BoxJoe GibbonGary WagnerBill Monbouquette
Atlanta Braves5St. Louis Cardinals1BoxMilt PappasSteve CarltonClaude Raymond
Los Angeles Dodgers8Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxDon DrysdaleAl McBeanJack Billingham

Standings as of 1968-08-16

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Detroit Tigers1217744.636--49437511935-2642-18W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium412615.634
223Baltimore Orioles1206951.5757.54333666733-2836-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium422220.524
334Boston Red Sox1226656.54111.5465478-1330-2936-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park402020.500
445Cleveland Indians1246658.53212.53973821532-3033-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium372017.541
559Oakland Athletics1216358.52114.04123892332-3130-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum411922.463
6611Minnesota Twins1195762.47919.04354013425-3432-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium432221.512
7713New York Yankees1175562.47020.0378403-2529-2726-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I452817.622
8817California Angels1215467.44623.0384459-7529-3425-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred HaneyAnaheim Stadium411328.317
9919Chicago White Sox1194970.41227.0347374-2721-3328-37L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed ShortComiskey Park431825.419
101020Washington Senators II1184573.38130.5386504-11822-4123-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D George SelkirkRFK Memorial Stadium432023.465
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals1227844.639--44733810939-2139-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II401921.475
226San Francisco Giants1206357.52514.04073842331-2532-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park422517.595
337Chicago Cubs1226458.52514.0458468-1032-3332-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field402020.500
448Cincinnati Reds1176156.52114.55004851532-2628-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamCrosley Field452223.489
5510Atlanta Braves1115457.48618.5342369-2722-2732-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium512724.529
6612Houston Astros1095257.47719.5351366-1522-3130-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome532033.377
7714Philadelphia Phillies1195564.46221.5388428-4029-3626-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium432122.488
8815New York Mets1235667.45522.5356361-532-3324-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Johnny MurphyShea Stadium391722.436
9916Pittsburgh Pirates1105060.45522.0350355-528-3122-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownForbes Field523022.577
101018Los Angeles Dodgers1195366.44523.5302347-4523-3330-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Fresco ThompsonDodger Stadium432320.535