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Wednesday May 1,1996This 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 1996-05-01

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees11Baltimore Orioles6BoxAndy PettitteKent Mercker(none)
Detroit Tigers1Boston Red Sox5BoxRoger ClemensScott Aldred(none)
Chicago White Sox5Cleveland Indians9BoxJack McDowellKirk McCaskillEric Plunk
Kansas City Royals5Minnesota Twins6BoxDave StevensJeff Montgomery(none)
California Angels6Oakland Athletics4BoxShawn BoskieTodd Van PoppelTroy Percival
Seattle Mariners4Texas Rangers5BoxJeff RussellMichael JacksonMike Henneman
Milwaukee Brewers3Toronto Blue Jays9BoxJuan GuzmanAngel Miranda(none)
St. Louis Cardinals3Chicago Cubs9BoxSteve TrachselAndy Benes(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates4Cincinnati Reds3BoxJohn HopeDave BurbaDan Plesac
Philadelphia Phillies6Florida Marlins5BoxKen RyanAl LeiterRicky Bottalico
Atlanta Braves0Houston Astros3BoxMike HamptonSteve Avery(none)
Colorado Rockies4Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxMark ThompsonPedro AstacioBruce Ruffin
Montreal Expos4New York Mets0BoxPedro MartinezMark Clark(none)
Montreal Expos0New York Mets6BoxJason IsringhausenTavo Alvarez(none)
San Francisco Giants4San Diego Padres9BoxFernando ValenzuelaMark Gardner(none)

Standings as of 1996-05-01

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146New York Yankees241410.583--137121167-77-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1387860.565
2812Baltimore Orioles271413.5191.5147164-174-610-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1357461.548
31120Toronto Blue Jays261214.4623.0159163-46-56-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1366274.456
41326Detroit Tigers28919.3217.0153216-634-135-6L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1344490.328
51428Boston Red Sox27819.2967.5125167-423-115-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan DuquetteFenway Park1357758.570
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cleveland Indians25178.680--161123388-59-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1368254.603
257Chicago White Sox261511.5772.5134116188-87-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1367066.515
3710Minnesota Twins261412.5383.5181146355-59-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1366472.471
41019Milwaukee Brewers251213.4805.0152135176-76-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1376869.496
51227Kansas City Royals28919.3219.5121163-425-94-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1336667.496
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Texas Rangers271710.630--174139355-612-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1357362.541
235Seattle Mariners271611.5931.0171145267-69-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1346965.515
3611California Angels261412.5382.5121136-155-109-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiAnaheim Stadium1355679.415
4916Oakland Athletics261313.5003.5149151-28-55-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1366571.478
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Montreal Expos281810.643--180127538-710-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1347064.522
238Atlanta Braves281612.5712.012694328-68-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1348054.597
349Philadelphia Phillies251411.5602.5113105810-54-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium1375384.387
41121New York Mets261214.4625.014514415-67-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McIlvaineShea Stadium1365977.434
51324Florida Marlins281117.3937.088123-355-106-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1346965.515
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
2615Houston Astros281414.500--146151-58-66-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1346866.507
1714Chicago Cubs281414.500--145131144-710-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1346272.463
3918Pittsburgh Pirates271314.4810.513513419-74-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1356075.444
41223St. Louis Cardinals281216.4292.0111149-385-87-8L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1347658.567
51425Cincinnati Reds26917.3464.0128167-394-85-9L9T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenRiverfront Stadium1367264.529
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122San Diego Padres281810.643--154112429-49-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersJack Murphy Stadium1347361.545
2513San Francisco Giants271413.5193.514914728-76-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBob QuinnCandlestick Park1355481.400
3817Los Angeles Dodgers291415.4834.510710434-1010-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1337657.571
41022Colorado Rockies261214.4625.0132171-397-65-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1367165.522


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jordy AlexanderP18.360Signed as nondrafted free agent by independent Tri-City (Western) 
Chris CosteC23.086Signed by independent Fargo-Moorhead (Northern) 
Pete HartmannP24.354Signed by independent Grays Harbor (Western) 
Dion JamesLF-CF33.173Released by Yankees. 
Rob LukachykOF27.281Signed as Free Agent by Expos. 
Julius Matos2B-3B21.140Signed by independent Thunder Bay (Northern) 
Lipso Nava3B27.124Signed by independent Rio Grande (Texas-Louisiana) 
Andy TomberlinRF-LF29.175Sent to Mets by Athletics for future considerations. 
Ben WeberP26.175Signed by independent Salinas (Western)