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Friday May 8,1998This 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 1998-05-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers3Anaheim Angels5BoxAllen WatsonBrian MoehlerTroy Percival
Boston Red Sox14Kansas City Royals3BoxBret SaberhagenChris HaneyRich Garces
New York Yankees5Minnesota Twins1BoxHideki IrabuBrad RadkeJeff Nelson
Chicago White Sox5Oakland Athletics3BoxMike SirotkaMike Fetters(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Seattle Mariners8BoxRandy JohnsonWoody Williams(none)
Baltimore Orioles8Tampa Bay Rays2BoxArthur RhodesAlbie Lopez(none)
Cleveland Indians3Texas Rangers6BoxXavier HernandezJose MesaJohn Wetteland
San Diego Padres3Atlanta Braves2BoxAndy AshbyTom GlavineTrevor Hoffman
San Francisco Giants4Chicago Cubs5BoxAmaury TelemacoJulian Tavarez(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers6Florida Marlins12BoxJesus SanchezChan Ho Park(none)
Houston Astros1Milwaukee Brewers4BoxJeff JudenMike HamptonDoug Jones
Colorado Rockies7Montreal Expos5BoxPedro AstacioDustin HermansonJerry DiPoto
St. Louis Cardinals2New York Mets9BoxRick ReedCliff Politte(none)
Arizona Diamondbacks4Philadelphia Phillies6BoxTyler GreenGregg OlsonMark Leiter
Cincinnati Reds5Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxStan BelindaRicardo RinconJeff Shaw

Standings as of 1998-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees29236.793--1861315514-59-1W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I1339142.684
224Boston Red Sox332211.6673.0179149308-614-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1297059.543
3613Baltimore Orioles331716.5158.0168172-48-89-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ray MillerPat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1296267.481
4821Toronto Blue Jays351520.42911.0147179-3210-125-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1277354.575
51225Tampa Bay Rays321319.40611.5139153-148-105-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry RothschildChuck LamarTropicana Field1305080.385
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
145Cleveland Indians332013.606--195173229-611-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1296960.535
21023Chicago White Sox331419.4246.0165187-228-135-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1296663.512
31124Kansas City Royals341420.4126.5153199-468-76-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1275869.457
41326Minnesota Twins331320.3947.0159147129-94-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1295772.442
51429Detroit Tigers30921.3009.5131179-485-144-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1325676.424
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Texas Rangers332013.606--216168489-611-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1296861.527
2510Anaheim Angels331815.5452.015815447-411-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1296762.519
3716Seattle Mariners341717.5003.520420136-711-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1275968.465
4922Oakland Athletics331419.4246.0162170-86-78-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum1296069.465
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves352411.686--195131648-516-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1278245.646
259New York Mets321814.5634.5139108315-513-9W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium1307060.538
31118Philadelphia Phillies331617.4857.0148165-173-1013-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaEd WadeVeterans Stadium1295970.457
41427Montreal Expos331221.36411.0105167-622-910-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1295376.411
51528Florida Marlins351223.34312.0173208-353-99-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1274285.331
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Houston Astros332013.606--1831305312-98-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1298247.636
248Milwaukee Brewers321913.5940.5145134119-510-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1305575.423
3611Chicago Cubs331815.5452.015114295-913-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1307258.554
41014Cincinnati Reds341717.5003.5158154410-107-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1286068.469
5815St. Louis Cardinals341717.5003.5186189-37-1410-3L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1286662.516
61320Pittsburgh Pirates341519.4415.5136155-195-910-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1285474.422
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123San Diego Padres342311.676--1781344414-89-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1287553.586
2712San Francisco Giants341816.5295.0161143189-119-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1297158.550
3917Los Angeles Dodgers341717.5006.015214848-149-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1286662.516
41219Colorado Rockies351619.4577.5195217-2212-84-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1276166.480
51630Arizona Diamondbacks35827.22915.5122202-804-194-8L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark1275770.449


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Eddie CandelarioP20.186Signed as nondrafted free agent by Dodgers 
Raul ChavezC25.051Traded by Expos to Mariners for Robert Perez. 
Brad CornettP29.093Traded by Diamondbacks to Brewers for C Troy O'Neal 
Steve DeckerC32.195Released by Pirates. 
Robert PerezLF-RF28.338Traded by Mariners to Expos for Raul Chavez. 
Rick WilkinsC30.339Traded by Mariners to Mets for Lindsay Gulin.