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Wednesday May 20,1998This 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 1998-05-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics4Anaheim Angels5BoxKen HillMike OquistTroy Percival
Chicago White Sox2Boston Red Sox6BoxPedro MartinezJaime NavarroTom Gordon
Cleveland Indians14Kansas City Royals5BoxCharles NagyTim Belcher(none)
Detroit Tigers12Minnesota Twins11BoxSean RunyanDan NaultyTodd Jones
Baltimore Orioles6New York Yankees9BoxHideki IrabuJimmy Key(none)
Seattle Mariners7Texas Rangers8BoxTim CrabtreeMike TimlinJohn Wetteland
Tampa Bay Rays1Toronto Blue Jays9BoxPat HentgenWilson Alvarez(none)
Colorado Rockies1Atlanta Braves5BoxKevin MillwoodJohn Thomson(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers0Chicago Cubs5BoxKevin TapaniHideo Nomo(none)
Arizona Diamondbacks7Florida Marlins3BoxOmar DaalAndy LarkinGregg Olson
San Francisco Giants4Milwaukee Brewers2BoxOrel HershiserSteve WoodardRobb Nen
Houston Astros4Montreal Expos3BoxDoug HenryAnthony TelfordBilly Wagner
Cincinnati Reds8New York Mets6BoxPete HarnischJohn HudekJeff Shaw
St. Louis Cardinals8Philadelphia Phillies5BoxMike BusbyMark PortugalJeff Brantley
San Diego Padres2Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxFrancisco CordovaAndy AshbyRich Loiselle
San Diego Padres8Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxSterling HitchcockChris Peters(none)

Standings as of 1998-05-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees39309.769--2431746915-615-3W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I1238439.683
235Boston Red Sox442816.6364.52211903110-1018-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1186454.542
3614Toronto Blue Jays462224.47811.5193217-2411-1311-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1166650.569
4820Tampa Bay Rays442024.45512.5179205-2612-128-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry RothschildChuck LamarTropicana Field1184375.364
5921Baltimore Orioles452025.44413.0218229-1110-1210-13L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Ray MillerPat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1175958.504
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Cleveland Indians442519.568--2572213612-1113-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1186454.542
31224Minnesota Twins441925.4326.02111981310-119-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1185167.432
21022Chicago White Sox441925.4326.0216266-5010-158-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1186157.517
41326Detroit Tigers411625.3907.5202233-317-169-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1214972.405
51428Kansas City Royals441628.3649.0184255-7110-116-17L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1175661.479
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Texas Rangers442816.636--2792166311-917-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1186058.508
2513Anaheim Angels442321.5235.0202213-119-914-12W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1186256.525
3718Seattle Mariners452124.4677.525425409-1312-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1165561.474
41123Oakland Athletics441925.4329.02342221210-129-13L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum1185563.466
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves463313.717--2541619314-719-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1167343.629
2610New York Mets422220.5249.0173144297-1015-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium1206654.550
31219Philadelphia Phillies432023.46511.5195214-196-1414-9L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaEd WadeVeterans Stadium1195564.462
41427Montreal Expos441628.36416.0142215-734-1412-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1184969.415
51529Florida Marlins461531.32618.0224281-575-1510-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1163977.336
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Houston Astros452817.622--2321656715-1013-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1177443.632
247Chicago Cubs452718.6001.02161872911-1016-8W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1186355.534
4711St. Louis Cardinals442321.5234.525024739-1414-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1186058.508
3812Milwaukee Brewers442321.5234.5198202-412-1011-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1185167.432
5915Cincinnati Reds462224.4786.5216224-812-1310-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1165561.474
61016Pittsburgh Pirates472225.4687.0185201-167-1315-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1154768.409
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123San Diego Padres463016.652--2241764815-1215-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1166848.586
259San Francisco Giants462620.5654.02071812612-1314-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1176354.538
31117Los Angeles Dodgers452124.4678.5194197-39-1712-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1176255.530
41325Colorado Rockies461927.41311.0233279-4613-126-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1165858.500
51630Arizona Diamondbacks451332.28916.5174243-695-208-12W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark1175265.444


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
John BrockC101.216Signed as nondrafted free agent by Diamondbacks 
Leonel CabreraIF17.130Signed as nondrafted free agent by Giants 
Orlando Hudson2B-3B20.159signed 
Jose SanchezP16.221Signed by Giants