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Wednesday May 8,2002This 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 2002-05-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers2Anaheim Angels3BoxTroy PercivalFernando Rodney(none)
Cleveland Indians6Baltimore Orioles2BoxDanys BaezScott Erickson(none)
Kansas City Royals1Minnesota Twins3BoxBrad RadkeJeremy Affeldt(none)
Boston Red Sox12Oakland Athletics6BoxJohn BurkettErik Hiljus(none)
Toronto Blue Jays4Seattle Mariners5BoxKazuhiro SasakiScott Eyre(none)
New York Yankees7Tampa Bay Rays2BoxRoger ClemensDelvin James(none)
Chicago White Sox5Texas Rangers3BoxMark BuehrleDoug Davis(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates3Arizona Diamondbacks4BoxCurt SchillingKip WellsByung-Hyun Kim
Los Angeles Dodgers3Atlanta Braves1BoxOdalis PerezKevin MillwoodEric Gagne
St. Louis Cardinals3Chicago Cubs2BoxMatt MorrisJuan CruzJason Isringhausen
Milwaukee Brewers5Cincinnati Reds14BoxJose AcevedoNick Neugebauer(none)
San Diego Padres4Florida Marlins7BoxOswaldo MairenaJeremy FikacVladimir Nunez
Colorado Rockies5Montreal Expos0BoxShawn ChaconCarl Pavano(none)
San Francisco Giants8New York Mets2BoxKirk RueterShawn Estes(none)
Houston Astros3Philadelphia Phillies5BoxJose MesaNelson Cruz(none)

Standings as of 2002-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox30237.767--1901108015-28-5W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Grady LittleMike PortFenway Park1327062.530
259New York Yankees342014.5885.01741304411-89-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I1278344.654
3918Baltimore Orioles341717.5008.015715438-89-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike HargroveSyd ThriftOriole Park at Camden Yards1285078.391
41227Toronto Blue Jays311021.32313.5146206-606-94-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D JP RicciardiSkyDome1316863.519
51429Tampa Bay Rays32923.28115.0119170-512-127-11L13T S R Log Off Def SP D Hal McRaeChuck LamarTropicana Field1294683.357
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Minnesota Twins352213.629--172162106-1016-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1267254.571
246Chicago White Sox342113.6180.5211171409-912-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelKenny WilliamsComiskey Park II1286068.469
3816Cleveland Indians341717.5004.5150171-218-109-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mark ShapiroJacobs Field1285771.445
41126Detroit Tigers321121.3449.5126176-504-147-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Luis PujolsDave DombrowskiComerica Park1294485.341
51328Kansas City Royals31922.29011.0125172-475-124-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Allard BairdKauffman Stadium1315378.405
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Seattle Mariners332310.697--1991544514-29-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickSafeco Field1297059.543
2612Oakland Athletics331716.5156.0162165-37-810-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum1298643.667
3717Anaheim Angels321616.5006.5160145159-67-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanEdison International Field1308347.638
41024Texas Rangers331419.4249.0154159-57-87-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry NarronJohn HartThe Ballpark in Arlington1295871.450
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1611Florida Marlins331815.545--169150198-810-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BeinfestPro Player Stadium1296168.473
2510New York Mets331815.545--139127128-810-7L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium1285771.445
3813Montreal Expos331716.5151.0164153117-810-8L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Omar MinayaOlympic Stadium1296663.512
41019Atlanta Braves341618.4712.5121136-158-88-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1268541.675
51323Philadelphia Phillies331419.4244.0143167-243-1211-7W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BowaEd WadeVeterans Stadium1286662.516
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Cincinnati Reds332013.606--146130168-712-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1295871.450
2915Pittsburgh Pirates321616.5003.5110138-289-87-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonDave LittlefieldPNC Park1295673.434
31120St. Louis Cardinals341519.4415.5147164-177-128-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1288246.641
41221Houston Astros321418.4385.515815357-107-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerMinute Maid Park1307060.538
51525Chicago Cubs321319.4066.5124129-57-86-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy MacPhailWrigley Field1305476.415
61630Milwaukee Brewers34925.26511.5121174-532-167-9L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry RoysterDean TaylorMiller Park1284781.367
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113San Francisco Giants322111.656--1531005310-711-4W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian SabeanPac Bell Park1297455.574
224Arizona Diamondbacks342212.647--1761463010-612-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob BrenlyJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark1287652.594
348Los Angeles Dodgers332013.6061.51241061812-58-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDan EvansDodger Stadium1297257.558
4714San Diego Padres331716.5154.5118130-126-1211-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1294980.380
51422Colorado Rockies331419.4247.5149159-105-129-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1295970.457


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Luis ArroyoP28.221Released by Reds 
Matt CerianiC25.211Released by Diamondbacks 
Ronnie DeckC24.196Signed by Devil Rays 
Pat ManningIF22.071Voluntarily retired 
Miguel MartinezP19.198signed 
Jake MeyerP27.121Signed by White Sox 
Kevin NicholsonSS26.040Signed as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Bobby Smith3B-OF27.363Released by Devil Rays. 
Brad WeisP24.160Traded by Twins to Athletics for 1B Nick Sosa