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Friday December 18,1998This 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.

1998 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
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Standings at end of 1998 season.

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RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees16211448.704--96565630952-2962-19W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I000
225Boston Red Sox1629270.56822.087672914741-4051-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park000
3511Toronto Blue Jays1638875.54026.58167684837-4551-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome-10-1
4816Baltimore Orioles1627983.48835.08177853237-4442-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ray MillerFrank WrenOriole Park at Camden Yards000
51429Tampa Bay Rays1626399.38951.0620751-13130-5133-48L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry RothschildChuck LamarTropicana Field000
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Cleveland Indians1628973.549--8507797143-3846-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field000
2715Chicago White Sox1638182.4978.5861931-7036-4544-38W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelRon SchuelerComiskey Park II-1-10
31123Kansas City Royals1617289.44716.5714899-18543-3829-51L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium000
41224Minnesota Twins1627092.43219.0734818-8435-4635-46W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome000
51327Detroit Tigers1626597.40124.0722863-14133-4832-49L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Texas Rangers1628874.543--9408716940-4148-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington000
2612Anaheim Angels1628577.5253.0787783443-3842-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field000
3919Seattle Mariners1617685.47211.5859855434-4642-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome000
41022Oakland Athletics1627488.45714.0804866-6235-4639-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum000
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves16210656.654--82658124550-3156-25W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field000
2610New York Mets1628874.54318.07066456141-4047-34L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium000
31120Philadelphia Phillies1627587.46331.0713808-9535-4640-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaEd WadeVeterans Stadium000
41426Montreal Expos1626597.40141.0644783-13926-5539-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium000
51630Florida Marlins16254108.33352.0667923-25623-5831-50L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium000
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Houston Astros16210260.630--87462025447-3455-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome000
246Chicago Cubs1639073.55212.58317923939-4251-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field000
3814St. Louis Cardinals1638380.50919.58107822835-4648-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II-10-1
41018Cincinnati Reds1627785.47525.0750760-1038-4339-42W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field000
51221Milwaukee Brewers1627488.45728.0707812-10536-4538-43L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium000
61325Pittsburgh Pirates1637093.42932.5650718-6829-5340-41L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium-1-10
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134San Diego Padres1629864.605--74963511444-3754-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium000
258San Francisco Giants1638974.5469.584573910640-4249-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point000
3713Los Angeles Dodgers1628379.51215.0669678-935-4648-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonKevin MaloneDodger Stadium000
4917Colorado Rockies1627785.47521.0826855-2935-4642-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandBob GebhardCoors Field000
51528Arizona Diamondbacks1626597.40133.0665812-14731-5034-47L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark000

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Hector AlmonteP23.062Granted Free Agency. 
Jeff BarryCF-RF30.087Signed as Free Agent by Rockies. 
Henry BlancoC27.111Signed as Free Agent by Rockies. 
Toby BorlandP29.203Signed as Free Agent by Angels. 
Frank CharlesC29.297Signed as Free Agent by Padres. 
Lou CollierSS-LF25.119Claimed on waivers by Brewers from Pirates. 
Brian Daubach1B26.311Signed as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Jose EspinalP22.109Claimed on waivers by Twins from Cubs 
Osvaldo FernandezP30.044Granted free agency 
Sean FeshP26.045Granted free agency 
Steve FinleyCF33.281Signed as Free Agent by Diamondbacks. 
Kevin FosterP29.339Contract voided by Reds. 
David GlickP22.260Signed by Astros 
Mark HuttonP28.315Signed as Free Agent by Devil Rays. 
Tim LakerC29.021Released by Pirates. 
Jesse LevisC30.248Signed as Free Agent by Devil Rays. 
John MabryRF-1B28.062Granted free agency 
Shane MackLF-CF35.011Signed as Free Agent by Padres. 
Josias ManzanilloP31.063Signed as Free Agent by Mets. 
Manny MartinezCF28.076Claimed on waivers by Expos from Pirates. 
Mike MathenyC28.087Granted free agency 
David McCarty1B-LF29.025Signed as Free Agent by Tigers. 
Marc NewfieldLF26.060Released by Brewers. 
Melvin NievesRF-LF26.356Signed by Twins 
Craig Paquette3B-LF29.285Signed as Free Agent by Mets. 
J.R. Phillips1B28.233Signed as Free Agent by Rockies. 
Luis PoloniaLF34.067Signed as Free Agent by Tigers. 
Tom PrinceC34.127Signed as Free Agent by Phillies. 
Gary RathP25.342Signed as Free Agent by Twins. 
Ben Risinger3B-C21.023Signed by Pirates 
Bobby RodgersP24.149Granted free agency 
Pete SchourekP29.222Signed as Free Agent by Pirates. 
Terry Shumpert2B-3B32.124Signed as Free Agent by Rockies. 
Jim Tatum1B-3B31.070Signed as Free Agent by Rockies. 
Marc ValdesP26.364Granted free agency 
Tim YoungP25.064Granted Free Agency.