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Friday May 8,1970This 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 1970-05-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox1Baltimore Orioles6BoxJim PalmerGerry Janeski(none)
New York Yankees3California Angels4BoxClyde WrightRon KlimkowskiKen Tatum
Minnesota Twins7Cleveland Indians6BoxStan WilliamsBarry Moore(none)
Kansas City Royals9Detroit Tigers3BoxBob JohnsonMike Kilkenny(none)
Boston Red Sox1Oakland Athletics7BoxChuck DobsonJim Lonborg(none)
St. Louis Cardinals7Atlanta Braves8BoxBob PriddyChuck Taylor(none)
Cincinnati Reds7Chicago Cubs10BoxKen HoltzmanJim MerrittPhil Regan
Pittsburgh Pirates5Houston Astros7BoxJim RaySteve Blass(none)
San Diego Padres11Montreal Expos1BoxMike CorkinsGary Waslewski(none)
San Diego Padres6Montreal Expos7BoxClaude RaymondGary Ross(none)
San Francisco Giants7New York Mets1BoxMigel PuenteGary Gentry(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers8Philadelphia Phillies4BoxJose PenaJoe Hoerner(none)

Standings as of 1970-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1970 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles26188.692--14496489-29-6W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium1369046.662
247Detroit Tigers251411.5603.5120109119-85-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1376572.474
359Boston Red Sox251312.5204.51039763-810-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1377463.540
4610New York Yankees291514.5174.513312676-99-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1337855.586
5711Washington Senators II261313.5005.0114125-112-311-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ShortRFK Memorial Stadium1365779.419
61021Cleveland Indians24915.3758.07598-236-83-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Alvin DarkCleveland Municipal Stadium1386771.486
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1970 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Minnesota Twins25178.680--127913610-47-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1378156.591
234California Angels26179.6540.511990299-48-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WalshAnaheim Stadium1366967.507
3815Oakland Athletics281315.4645.511611425-98-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1347658.567
4918Chicago White Sox251114.4406.091129-385-66-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed ShortComiskey Park1374592.328
51122Kansas City Royals26917.3468.5108138-305-64-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium1365680.412
61224Milwaukee Brewers27720.25911.0108145-375-152-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Marvin MilkesCounty Stadium1355877.430
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1970 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Chicago Cubs241410.583--10797103-911-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1387068.507
2714New York Mets271314.4812.5978988-75-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium1357065.519
3613Philadelphia Phillies271314.4812.589121-328-95-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1346074.448
4917Pittsburgh Pirates271215.4443.5109130-215-87-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium,Forbes Field1357758.570
51019St. Louis Cardinals231013.4353.510410404-56-8L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1396673.475
61223Montreal Expos25817.3206.581159-785-113-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park1376572.474
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1970 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cincinnati Reds29227.759--15898609-513-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium,Crosley Field1338053.602
225Atlanta Braves271611.5935.0157134237-59-6W10T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1356075.444
348Los Angeles Dodgers271512.5566.010579268-37-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1347262.537
4512San Francisco Giants291415.4838.016716525-69-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park1337261.541
5816Houston Astros291316.4489.0137140-34-119-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1336667.496
61120San Diego Padres301218.40010.511811358-94-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium1325181.386