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Saturday May 8,1971This date in baseball
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Games on 1971-05-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees2Chicago White Sox1BoxSteve KlineJoe Horlen(none)
California Angels5Cleveland Indians2BoxRudy MayRich HandDave LaRoche
Kansas City Royals1Detroit Tigers2BoxJoe ColemanWally BunkerFred Scherman
Boston Red Sox4Milwaukee Brewers2BoxSonny SiebertLew KrausseKen Tatum
Washington Senators II2Minnesota Twins9BoxJim KaatDick Bosman(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates5Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxNelson BrilesAl DowningDave Giusti
Chicago Cubs3Montreal Expos0BoxKen HoltzmanErnie McAnally(none)
Cincinnati Reds0San Diego Padres10BoxSteve ArlinDon Gullett(none)
Cincinnati Reds7San Diego Padres4BoxGary NolanTom PhoebusWayne Granger
Atlanta Braves5San Francisco Giants2BoxRon ReedRon BryantCecil Upshaw

Standings as of 1971-05-08

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Boston Red Sox26188.692--137106318-510-3W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1366769.493
223Baltimore Orioles25169.6401.511380337-79-2W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium1338548.639
3512Detroit Tigers261313.5005.0105117-126-107-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1367858.574
4816Washington Senators II281315.4646.096110-145-58-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ShortRFK Memorial Stadium1315081.382
5917New York Yankees261214.4626.0100111-115-87-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1367066.515
61223Cleveland Indians27819.29610.579124-454-114-8L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Alvin DarkCleveland Municipal Stadium1355283.385
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Oakland Athletics301911.633--1291101911-38-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1318249.626
248California Angels301614.5333.01059879-57-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WalshAnaheim Stadium1326072.455
3610Kansas City Royals281414.5004.01039587-87-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium1337162.534
4715Minnesota Twins291415.4834.5130112187-87-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1316071.458
51019Milwaukee Brewers261115.4236.06681-156-75-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium1355877.430
61121Chicago White Sox271017.3707.591110-198-42-13L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park1356966.511
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124New York Mets25169.640--9371228-58-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium1376770.489
236Pittsburgh Pirates281711.6070.511376378-69-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium1348054.597
347St. Louis Cardinals301713.5671.511310499-57-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1327359.553
459Montreal Expos211110.5243.05961-25-76-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park1406080.429
5918Chicago Cubs281216.4295.595116-215-117-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1347163.530
61122Philadelphia Phillies25817.3208.076111-354-94-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnVeterans Stadium1375978.431
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111San Francisco Giants29218.724--123843911-410-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park1336964.519
2713Atlanta Braves281414.5006.5106116-108-56-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1346866.507
3611Houston Astros281414.5006.510085156-68-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1346569.485
4814Los Angeles Dodgers311516.4847.0117119-29-76-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1317457.565
51020Cincinnati Reds271116.4079.09199-85-86-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium1356867.504
61224San Diego Padres28820.28612.587131-444-94-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium1335380.398

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Kurt Bevacqua3B-2B24.105Traded by Reds to Indians for Buddy Bradford. 
Buddy BradfordOF26.287Traded by Indians to Reds for Kurt Bevacqua. 
Mike Epstein1B28.034Traded by Senators with Darold Knowles to Athletics for Paul Lindblad, Don Mincher, Frank Fernandez and Cash. 
Frank FernandezC28.022Traded by Athletics with Paul Lindblad, Don Mincher and Cash to Senators for Darold Knowles and Mike Epstein. 
Darold KnowlesP29.150Traded by Senators with Mike Epstein to Athletics for Paul Lindblad, Don Mincher, Frank Fernandez and Cash. 
Paul LindbladP29.272Traded by Athletics with Don Mincher, Frank Fernandez and Cash to Senators for Darold Knowles and Mike Epstein. 
Don Mincher1B32.318Traded by Athletics with Paul Lindblad, Frank Fernandez and Cash to Senators for Darold Knowles and Mike Epstein.