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Monday May 8,1978This 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 1978-05-08

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Kansas City Royals4Boston Red Sox8BoxBob StanleyDennis Leonard(none)
New York Mets3Cincinnati Reds2BoxSkip LockwoodPedro BorbonMardie Cornejo

Standings as of 1978-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers23176.739--125854012-45-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1396970.496
244Boston Red Sox281810.6431.5167126413-715-3W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1358154.600
357New York Yankees251510.6003.0958965-610-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1388553.616
4713Milwaukee Brewers251213.4806.0143121223-109-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1378156.591
5917Cleveland Indians241014.4177.5105113-87-123-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1355976.437
61021Baltimore Orioles251015.4008.0108146-385-75-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1368056.588
71325Toronto Blue Jays26818.30810.594140-464-114-7L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1355184.378
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Oakland Athletics26197.731--9166256-213-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1365086.368
233California Angels26179.6542.011486285-212-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1367066.515
369Kansas City Royals261511.5774.011410867-98-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1367759.566
4815Texas Rangers231112.4786.58297-153-88-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1397663.547
51123Seattle Mariners311120.35510.5114147-334-87-12W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1294584.349
61224Minnesota Twins291019.34510.5138144-67-113-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1336370.474
71426Chicago White Sox23716.30410.586108-222-105-6L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1386474.464
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
115Philadelphia Phillies22148.636--12983464-510-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1407664.543
238Montreal Expos241410.5831.011595207-77-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium1386276.449
3612Pittsburgh Pirates251312.5202.5107116-94-59-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium1367561.551
4714Chicago Cubs251213.4803.583105-226-66-7L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1376770.489
5816St. Louis Cardinals271215.4444.511010193-69-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1355778.422
6918New York Mets291217.4145.596117-217-95-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1335479.406
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126Los Angeles Dodgers261610.615--142954710-76-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1367957.581
2410Cincinnati Reds281612.5711.0152138147-59-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1337657.571
3511San Francisco Giants251411.5601.58283-110-64-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1377562.547
51119Houston Astros251015.4005.587113-263-107-5L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1376473.467
61020San Diego Padres251015.4005.579103-246-114-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1377463.540
41222Atlanta Braves251015.4005.577110-332-78-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1375978.431