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Wednesday August 5,1998This 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 1998-08-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians6Anaheim Angels5BoxPaul ShueyTroy PercivalPaul Assenmacher
Detroit Tigers1Baltimore Orioles6BoxJuan GuzmanJustin Thompson(none)
Kansas City Royals4Minnesota Twins3BoxTim BelcherFrankie RodriguezJeff Montgomery
New York Yankees1Oakland Athletics3BoxTom CandiottiHideki Irabu(none)
Chicago White Sox3Tampa Bay Rays7BoxRoberto HernandezBob Howry(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Texas Rangers4BoxJohn WettelandRandy Myers(none)
Cincinnati Reds13Atlanta Braves9BoxJohn HudekRuss Springer(none)
Arizona Diamondbacks10Chicago Cubs7BoxAndy BenesKerry WoodGregg Olson
Houston Astros3Florida Marlins5BoxJesus SanchezMike HamptonMatt Mantei
St. Louis Cardinals5Milwaukee Brewers1BoxKent MerckerJeff Juden(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers1Montreal Expos5BoxCarl PavanoDarren DreifortUgueth Urbina
San Francisco Giants6New York Mets4BoxRuss OrtizBobby JonesRobb Nen
Colorado Rockies6Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxJamey WrightFrancisco Cordova(none)
Philadelphia Phillies0San Diego Padres4BoxKevin BrownCurt Schilling(none)

Standings as of 1998-08-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1098029.734--64742222542-2138-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I533419.642
225Boston Red Sox1116645.59515.060849011833-2833-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park512625.510
3612Baltimore Orioles1135855.51324.05855562925-3033-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ray MillerPat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards492128.429
4716Toronto Blue Jays1155659.48727.0546572-2626-3630-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome473215.681
51428Tampa Bay Rays1114467.39637.0411515-10420-3224-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry RothschildChuck LamarTropicana Field511932.373
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Cleveland Indians1136350.558--6095307933-2630-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field492623.531
2818Minnesota Twins1115160.45911.0512508427-2824-32L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome511932.373
3919Kansas City Royals1125161.45511.5495616-12130-2421-37W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium492128.429
41225Chicago White Sox1135063.44213.0570674-10424-3425-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelRon SchuelerComiskey Park II493019.612
51326Detroit Tigers1114665.41416.0484572-8823-3523-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium511932.373
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Texas Rangers1126151.545--6516183327-2734-24W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington502723.540
2511Anaheim Angels1136053.5311.5556553328-2232-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field492524.510
31023Oakland Athletics1145163.44711.0574627-5322-3029-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum482325.479
41124Seattle Mariners1125062.44611.05945781620-3230-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome492623.531
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1147539.658--59543416134-1941-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field483117.646
2610New York Mets1115952.53214.54874117624-2635-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium512922.569
3915Philadelphia Phillies1125557.49119.0509572-6324-2831-29L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaEd WadeVeterans Stadium502030.400
41427Montreal Expos1144668.40429.0445557-11216-3530-33W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium481929.396
51630Florida Marlins1154174.35734.5488637-14915-3826-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium471334.277
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Houston Astros1146846.596--62546715834-2834-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome483414.708
247Chicago Cubs1156451.5574.55715274424-2840-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field482622.542
3814Milwaukee Brewers1145757.50011.0510533-2327-2430-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium481731.354
41017St. Louis Cardinals1135360.46914.5543567-2424-3729-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II493019.612
61121Pittsburgh Pirates1145163.44717.0460479-1920-3231-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium481830.375
51322Cincinnati Reds1145163.44717.0493554-6130-3221-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field482622.542
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123San Diego Padres1147440.649--56144911234-2940-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium482424.500
259San Francisco Giants1146252.54412.05595005930-3132-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point492722.551
3713Los Angeles Dodgers1145856.50916.0493485828-3530-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom LasordaDodger Stadium482523.521
41220Colorado Rockies1145163.44723.0551617-6624-3627-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field482622.542
51529Arizona Diamondbacks1144371.37731.0472584-11222-4221-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark482226.458


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Norm CharltonP35.211Signed as Free Agent by Braves. 
Enrique CruzSS-2B16.257Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Mets. 
Orlando MillerSS29.204Released by Orioles 
Scott SamuelsOF27.078Released by Expos 
Darwin SotoP16.202Signed as nondrafted free agent by Padres 
Paul WagnerP30.265Signed as Free Agent by Braves.