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Standings at end of 1987 season.

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers1629864.605--89673516144-3754-27W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium000
222Toronto Blue Jays1629666.5932.084565519044-3752-29L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium000
335Milwaukee Brewers1629171.5627.08628174543-3848-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium000
448New York Yankees1628973.5499.07887583038-4351-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaYankee Stadium I000
5815Boston Red Sox1627884.48120.08428251728-5450-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park000
61324Baltimore Orioles1626795.41431.0729880-15136-4431-51W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Memorial Stadium000
71426Cleveland Indians16261101.37737.0742957-21526-5535-46W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersCleveland Stadium000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
159Minnesota Twins1628577.525--786806-2029-5256-25L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyAndy MacPhailHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome000
2611Kansas City Royals1628379.5122.07156912437-4446-35W5T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium000
3712Oakland Athletics1628181.5004.08067891739-4242-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum000
4916Seattle Mariners1627884.4817.0760801-4138-4340-41W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick BaldersonThe Kingdome000
51017Chicago White Sox1627785.4758.0748746239-4238-43W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry HimesComiskey Park000
71221California Angels1627587.46310.0770803-3337-4438-43L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium000
61120Texas Rangers1627587.46310.0823849-2632-4943-38L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium000
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113St. Louis Cardinals1629567.586--79869310546-3549-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dal MaxvillBusch Stadium II000
224New York Mets1629270.5683.082369812543-3849-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium000
336Montreal Expos1629171.5624.07417202143-3848-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanOlympic Stadium000
4714Philadelphia Phillies1628082.49415.0702749-4737-4443-38L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardVeterans Stadium000
5613Pittsburgh Pirates1628082.49415.0723744-2133-4847-34W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Syd ThriftThree Rivers Stadium000
6818Chicago Cubs1617685.47218.5720801-8136-4540-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FreyWrigley Field000
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147San Francisco Giants1629072.556--78366911444-3746-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Roger CraigAl RosenCandlestick Park000
2510Cincinnati Reds1628478.5196.07837523142-3942-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Murray CookRiverfront Stadium000
3919Houston Astros1627686.46914.0648678-3029-5247-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill WoodAstrodome000
41022Los Angeles Dodgers1627389.45117.0635675-4033-4840-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium000
51123Atlanta Braves1616992.42920.5747829-8227-5342-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Chuck TannerBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium000
61225San Diego Padres1626597.40125.0668763-9528-5337-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium000


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Otis NixonCF-OF29.055Signed as Free Agent by Expos.