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Wednesday August 17,1988This 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 1988-08-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics10Baltimore Orioles4BoxCurt YoungDoug SiskEric Plunk
Seattle Mariners2Boston Red Sox7BoxBruce HurstBill Swift(none)
Toronto Blue Jays1Chicago White Sox5BoxJerry ReussJim ClancySteve Rosenberg
Milwaukee Brewers7Cleveland Indians11BoxJohn FarrellMike Birkbeck(none)
Minnesota Twins2Detroit Tigers1BoxAllan AndersonDoyle AlexanderJeff Reardon
Texas Rangers6Kansas City Royals9BoxJeff MontgomeryJose GuzmanSteve Farr
California Angels7New York Yankees11BoxScott NielsenStew CliburnDave Righetti
Chicago Cubs5Cincinnati Reds0BoxRick SutcliffeJack Armstrong(none)
Philadelphia Phillies2Los Angeles Dodgers7BoxJohn TudorMike Maddux(none)
Atlanta Braves1Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxDave LaPointTom GlavineJim Gott
Montreal Expos2San Diego Padres4BoxDennis RasmussenBryn SmithMark Davis
New York Mets0San Francisco Giants4BoxRick ReuschelDavid Cone(none)
Houston Astros1St. Louis Cardinals0BoxDave MeadsJoe MagraneDave Smith

Standings as of 1988-08-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Detroit Tigers1196950.580--5404637731-2738-23L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium431924.442
246Boston Red Sox1196752.5632.06095278226-3241-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park432221.512
357New York Yankees1166551.5602.55955207531-2634-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob QuinnYankee Stadium I452025.444
4815Milwaukee Brewers1226161.5009.54994683126-3535-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium402614.650
5917Toronto Blue Jays1216061.49610.05625204232-3128-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium412714.659
61019Cleveland Indians1205763.47512.5527574-4724-3533-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersCleveland Stadium422121.500
71426Baltimore Orioles1193980.32830.0420608-18815-4524-35L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Memorial Stadium421527.357
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics1217744.636--59446413039-2238-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum412714.659
234Minnesota Twins1196851.5718.05755106535-2733-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyAndy MacPhailHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome432320.535
3612Kansas City Royals1206258.51714.55354805529-3033-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium412219.537
4714California Angels1206060.50016.5554587-3334-2826-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium421527.357
51120Chicago White Sox1205466.45022.5491600-10923-3431-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry HimesComiskey Park411724.415
61221Texas Rangers1185266.44123.5456531-7524-3528-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium431825.419
71324Seattle Mariners1204674.38330.5491596-10520-4126-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome412219.537
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Mets1207149.592--5154219433-2838-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium402911.725
238Pittsburgh Pirates1216754.5544.55114723932-2735-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Syd ThriftThree Rivers Stadium391821.462
3511Montreal Expos1206357.5258.04714432831-3132-26L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiOlympic Stadium421824.429
4816Chicago Cubs1185959.50011.0471472-129-3029-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FreyWrigley Field441826.409
51022St. Louis Cardinals1195267.43718.5419469-5024-3428-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dal MaxvillBusch Stadium II432419.558
61123Philadelphia Phillies1205268.43319.0463541-7821-3930-30L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium411328.317
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Los Angeles Dodgers1206852.567--5064426436-2432-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium412615.634
249Houston Astros1206555.5423.04974811629-3136-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill WoodAstrodome421725.405
3610San Francisco Giants1206357.5255.05314795228-3135-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Roger CraigAl RosenCandlestick Park422022.476
4713Cincinnati Reds1186058.5087.04734611229-3031-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Murray CookRiverfront Stadium432716.628
5918San Diego Padres1205763.47511.0416450-3423-3634-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium412615.634
61225Atlanta Braves1204179.34227.0443585-14221-4120-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Russ NixonBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium401327.325


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Domingo RamosSS-3B30.141Signed as Free Agent by Angels. 
Harry Spilman1B34.030Signed as Free Agent by Astros.