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Tuesday May 8,1973This 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 1973-05-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox0Chicago White Sox1BoxEddie FisherMarty PattinTerry Forster
California Angels0Cleveland Indians2BoxGaylord PerryClyde Wright(none)
Detroit Tigers2Kansas City Royals7BoxPaul SplittorffWoodie Fryman(none)
Texas Rangers5Milwaukee Brewers3BoxCharlie HudsonBill ChampionSteve Foucault
New York Yankees14Minnesota Twins4BoxMel StottlemyreDick WoodsonLindy McDaniel
Pittsburgh Pirates4Los Angeles Dodgers7BoxAndy MessersmithNelson BrilesJim Brewer
Houston Astros3Montreal Expos4BoxSteve RenkoKen Forsch(none)
Atlanta Braves10New York Mets6BoxRon ReedJon MatlackRoric Harrison
Cincinnati Reds7Philadelphia Phillies1BoxJack BillinghamDick Ruthven(none)
Chicago Cubs3San Diego Padres2BoxBob LockerGary RossBill Bonham
St. Louis Cardinals7San Francisco Giants9BoxJim BarrBob GibsonRandy Moffitt

Standings as of 1973-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1614Baltimore Orioles251213.480--8776115-87-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium1378552.620
2715Detroit Tigers261214.4620.5939307-65-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1367363.537
3816Milwaukee Brewers241113.4580.59099-95-66-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim WilsonCounty Stadium1386375.457
4917Cleveland Indians271215.4441.084124-406-76-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Municipal Stadium1355976.437
51019New York Yankees251114.4401.011010194-97-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1376968.504
61120Boston Red Sox241014.4171.5116118-25-65-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1387959.572
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Chicago White Sox22166.727--11281317-19-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park1406179.436
224Kansas City Royals271710.6301.51531302310-47-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisRoyals Stadium1357164.526
336California Angels231310.5653.5757507-66-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium1396673.475
4410Minnesota Twins221111.5005.0101111-104-67-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1407070.500
5512Oakland Athletics271314.4815.512011377-76-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1358154.600
61221Texas Rangers22913.4097.07494-204-105-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium1404892.343
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Chicago Cubs291613.552--126115119-87-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1326171.462
269Pittsburgh Pirates231211.5221.0133116178-74-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium1396871.489
3711New York Mets271314.4812.089104-157-46-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium1346965.515
4813Montreal Expos251213.4802.0100120-206-96-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park1376770.489
5918Philadelphia Phillies251114.4403.077103-263-78-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1376077.438
61224St. Louis Cardinals25520.2009.082121-392-113-9L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1377661.555
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants32239.719--1591273210-313-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park1306565.500
223Houston Astros312011.6452.51441044010-910-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1316269.473
335Cincinnati Reds281711.6074.0131904112-55-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium1348252.612
458Los Angeles Dodgers301614.5336.011310765-511-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1317952.603
51022Atlanta Braves271017.37010.5101115-146-104-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie MathewsEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium1346668.493
61123San Diego Padres301119.36711.0102135-331-910-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium1324983.371


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Tom MurphyP27.129Traded by Royals to Cardinals for Al Santorini. 
Al SantoriniP24.354Traded by Cardinals to Royals for Tom Murphy. 
Dick SelmaP29.186Released by Phillies.