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Sunday May 31,1998This 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 1998-05-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Texas Rangers9Baltimore Orioles5BoxDarren OliverScott EricksonDanny Patterson
Chicago White Sox8Detroit Tigers2BoxJim ParqueFrank Castillo(none)
Oakland Athletics4Kansas City Royals10BoxTim BelcherT.J. Mathews(none)
Anaheim Angels6Minnesota Twins5BoxJason DicksonGreg SwindellTroy Percival
Boston Red Sox13New York Yankees7BoxPedro MartinezAndy Pettitte(none)
Seattle Mariners11Tampa Bay Rays6BoxBill SwiftRick White(none)
Cleveland Indians8Toronto Blue Jays3BoxCharles NagyPat HentgenJose Mesa
Atlanta Braves2Chicago Cubs4BoxKevin TapaniDenny NeagleRod Beck
Houston Astros5Colorado Rockies7BoxChuck McElroyDoug Henry(none)
Cincinnati Reds6Los Angeles Dodgers5BoxDanny GravesScott RadinskyJeff Shaw
Florida Marlins6Milwaukee Brewers7BoxBrad WoodallAntonio AlfonsecaBob Wickman
New York Mets8Philadelphia Phillies6BoxMel RojasDarrin WinstonJohn Franco
Montreal Expos4Pittsburgh Pirates9BoxFrancisco CordovaMiguel Batista(none)
St. Louis Cardinals3San Diego Padres7BoxKevin BrownSean Lowe(none)
Arizona Diamondbacks4San Francisco Giants7BoxKirk RueterJeff Suppan(none)

Standings as of 1998-05-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees503713.740--32722510219-818-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I1127735.688
248Boston Red Sox533122.5857.5261255612-1219-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1096148.560
3614Toronto Blue Jays562828.50012.0242259-1715-1413-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1066046.566
4820Baltimore Orioles552530.45514.5271282-1113-1512-15L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ray MillerPat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1075453.505
51022Tampa Bay Rays542430.44415.0216253-3715-159-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry RothschildChuck LamarTropicana Field1083969.361
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Cleveland Indians543222.593--3132605316-1216-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1085751.528
2921Minnesota Twins532429.4537.52642382614-1210-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1094663.422
31124Chicago White Sox542331.4269.0275335-6012-1710-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1085751.528
41326Detroit Tigers512130.4129.5255294-3910-1911-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1114467.396
51427Kansas City Royals532132.39610.5236305-6913-138-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1085157.472
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Texas Rangers543321.611--3432845913-1120-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1085553.509
2513Anaheim Angels532726.5095.5244260-1611-1016-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1095851.532
3717Seattle Mariners552629.4737.5309302712-1514-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1065056.472
41225Oakland Athletics532231.41510.5274278-411-1511-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum1095257.477
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves573918.684--31020910114-1025-8L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1056738.638
235New York Mets513120.6085.02361686812-1019-10W9T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium1115754.514
31118Philadelphia Phillies532528.47212.0245270-2510-1615-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaEd WadeVeterans Stadium1095059.459
41428Montreal Expos552035.36418.0185273-886-1814-17L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1074562.421
51529Florida Marlins551738.30921.0260342-825-1812-20L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1073770.346
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Houston Astros553322.600--2852077817-1216-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1076938.645
2610Chicago Cubs553124.5642.02672501712-1319-11W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1085949.546
3711Milwaukee Brewers532825.5284.0233241-812-1316-12W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1094663.422
4812St. Louis Cardinals542826.5194.5294294010-1718-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1085553.509
51016Cincinnati Reds572730.4747.0258266-815-1512-15W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1055055.476
61219Pittsburgh Pirates562630.4647.5224235-118-1718-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1064363.406
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123San Diego Padres563521.625--2732155818-1617-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1066343.594
259San Francisco Giants573324.5792.52712274416-1617-8W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1065650.528
3915Los Angeles Dodgers562729.4828.0243250-714-1913-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1065650.528
41323Colorado Rockies562432.42911.0267310-4316-168-16W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1065353.500
51630Arizona Diamondbacks561739.30418.0211305-947-2310-16L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark1064858.453


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Alex FernandezOF17.016Signed as nondrafted free agent by Mariners