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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 1996-08-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Toronto Blue Jays9Boston Red Sox6BoxWoody WilliamsAaron SeleMike Timlin
Minnesota Twins13California Angels5BoxRick AguileraShawn Boskie(none)
Texas Rangers2Detroit Tigers3BoxOmar OlivaresGil Heredia(none)
Oakland Athletics2Kansas City Royals1BoxDon WengertDoug LintonBilly Taylor
Baltimore Orioles6Milwaukee Brewers4BoxRocky CoppingerJeff D'AmicoRandy Myers
Chicago White Sox4New York Yankees8BoxBob WickmanLuis AndujarMariano Rivera
Cleveland Indians2Seattle Mariners1BoxChad OgeaTerry MulhollandJose Mesa
Philadelphia Phillies4Atlanta Braves1BoxMatt BeechGreg MadduxRicky Bottalico
New York Mets3Florida Marlins0BoxPete HarnischKevin BrownJohn Franco
Montreal Expos2Houston Astros6BoxDoug DrabekPedro Martinez(none)
San Diego Padres12Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxScott SandersChris Peters(none)
San Francisco Giants5St. Louis Cardinals3BoxJim PooleRick HoneycuttRod Beck

Standings as of 1996-08-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123New York Yankees1136845.602--5835414231-2737-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I492425.490
2611Baltimore Orioles1146054.5268.56746522230-2429-31W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards482820.583
31020Boston Red Sox1145361.46515.5666689-2320-3533-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan DuquetteFenway Park483216.667
41121Toronto Blue Jays1155362.46116.0589605-1626-3427-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome472126.447
51428Detroit Tigers1144074.35128.5567787-22017-4123-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium481335.271
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Cleveland Indians1157045.609--67655911737-2333-22W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field462917.630
235Chicago White Sox1156352.5487.06485529633-2930-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II472225.468
3817Minnesota Twins1145559.48214.5642641127-2728-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome482325.479
4918Milwaukee Brewers1155560.47815.06716541727-3028-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium472522.532
51222Kansas City Royals1165363.45717.5540573-3327-2926-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium452223.489
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Texas Rangers1166353.543--6725878525-3038-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington462719.587
257Seattle Mariners1136053.5311.57066416530-2530-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome482523.521
3715Oakland Athletics1165759.4916.0620639-1932-2925-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum462125.457
41323California Angels1145262.45610.0552686-13419-3833-24L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiAnaheim Stadium471829.383
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves1137043.619--56843013830-2440-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium492623.531
224Montreal Expos1136350.5587.05544748028-2835-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium492524.510
31019New York Mets1165561.47416.5545547-222-3533-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McIlvaineShea Stadium461630.348
41124Florida Marlins1155263.45219.0478515-3718-3934-24L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium472819.596
51427Philadelphia Phillies1154867.41723.0463569-10623-4025-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium471928.404
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Houston Astros1156154.530--559574-1527-3134-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome472126.447
239St. Louis Cardinals1156154.530--5435133032-2929-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II472720.574
3814Cincinnati Reds1105555.5003.5500538-3829-2926-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenRiverfront Stadium522626.500
4916Chicago Cubs1135558.4875.0537533423-2932-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field492128.429
51225Pittsburgh Pirates1155164.44310.0534588-5425-3226-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium472225.468
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510San Diego Padres1176255.530--5625085431-2631-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersJack Murphy Stadium452916.644
2612Colorado Rockies1145955.5181.5692691119-3640-19W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field482424.500
3713Los Angeles Dodgers1145955.5181.5467459828-3031-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium483117.646
41326San Francisco Giants1134865.42512.0524587-6321-3527-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBob QuinnCandlestick Park492029.408


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
John BurkettP31.253Traded by Marlins to Rangers for Rick Helling and Ryan Dempster. 
Ryan DempsterP19.097Traded by Rangers with Rick Helling to Marlins for John Burkett. 
Jeff ParrettP34.347Signed as Free Agent by Phillies. 
Bob ScanlanP29.364Claimed on waivers by Royals from Tigers.