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Thursday April 2,1998This 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 1998-04-02

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees2Anaheim Angels10BoxKen HillDavid Wells(none)
Kansas City Royals3Baltimore Orioles4BoxArmando BenitezJeff Montgomery(none)
Boston Red Sox6Oakland Athletics3BoxJohn WasdinBilly TaylorTom Gordon
Detroit Tigers1Tampa Bay Rays7BoxEsteban YanTim Worrell(none)
Chicago White Sox4Texas Rangers20BoxAaron SeleMike SirotkaRoger Pavlik
Minnesota Twins3Toronto Blue Jays2BoxEddie GuardadoKelvim EscobarRick Aguilera
Colorado Rockies6Arizona Diamondbacks4BoxPedro AstacioBrian AndersonJerry DiPoto
Milwaukee Brewers8Atlanta Braves6BoxMike MyersAdam Butler(none)
San Diego Padres1Cincinnati Reds5BoxSteve CookeAndy AshbyJeff Shaw
Chicago Cubs8Florida Marlins7BoxBob PattersonJay PowellRod Beck
San Francisco Giants9Houston Astros2BoxKirk RueterJohn Halama(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates4Montreal Expos3BoxJason SchmidtMike MadduxRich Loiselle
Philadelphia Phillies6New York Mets5BoxMark PortugalAl LeiterRicky Bottalico
Los Angeles Dodgers5St. Louis Cardinals8BoxJuan AcevedoFrank Lankford(none)

Standings as of 1998-04-02

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Boston Red Sox2201.000--8352-00-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1609070.563
3511Tampa Bay Rays321.6670.5242040-02-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry RothschildChuck LamarTropicana Field1596198.384
2410Baltimore Orioles321.6670.515870-02-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ray MillerPat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1597782.484
4917Toronto Blue Jays211.5001.05500-01-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1608773.544
51226New York Yankees202.0002.0314-110-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I16011446.713
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Cleveland Indians2201.000--191632-00-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1608773.544
2819Chicago White Sox211.5001.01322-91-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1607981.494
3715Minnesota Twins211.5001.05501-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1606991.431
51024Kansas City Royals312.3331.5815-71-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1587187.449
41121Detroit Tigers312.3331.52024-41-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1596495.403
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Anaheim Angels2201.000--143110-02-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1608377.519
2612Texas Rangers211.5001.0221390-01-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1608773.544
31325Oakland Athletics202.0002.038-50-00-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum1607486.463
41427Seattle Mariners202.0002.01619-30-00-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1597683.478
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
3713Philadelphia Phillies211.500--6601-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaEd WadeVeterans Stadium1607486.463
11018Atlanta Braves211.500--89-10-01-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field16010555.656
2814New York Mets211.500--6600-01-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium1608773.544
41222Florida Marlins312.3330.52124-30-01-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium15953106.333
51428Montreal Expos202.0001.038-50-00-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1606595.406
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
216St. Louis Cardinals2201.000--14590-02-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1608179.506
132Pittsburgh Pirates2201.000--8352-00-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1606793.419
359Chicago Cubs321.6670.5242132-10-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1608872.550
4916Milwaukee Brewers211.5001.09811-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1607387.456
51320Cincinnati Reds312.3331.51621-50-01-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1597683.478
61123Houston Astros312.3331.51324-110-01-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome15910158.635
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Colorado Rockies3301.000--216153-00-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1597485.465
267San Diego Padres321.6671.0211652-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1599663.604
348San Francisco Giants321.6671.02413112-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1608773.544
51530Los Angeles Dodgers202.0002.5514-90-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1608377.519
41629Arizona Diamondbacks303.0003.0621-150-00-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark1596594.409


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Eddie GaillardP27.232Claimed on waivers by Devil Rays from Tigers. 
Cecilio GaribaldiP20.087Contract purchased by Devil Rays from Mexico City Tigers 
Mike Gulan3B27.105Released by Cardinals. 
Bubba Smith1B28.105Signed by Diamondbacks