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Wednesday, August 31,1988

Wednesday, August 31,1988

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year gametype box date visiting Team visscore home team homescore box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1988 reg season 1988-08-31 Baltimore Orioles 5 California Angels 7 box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Bryan Harvey Mark Williamson -- 21,921 2:48
1988 reg season 1988-08-31 Detroit Tigers 9 Chicago White Sox 3 box | pbp Comiskey Park I Jack Morris John Davis -- 12,693 3:07
1988 reg season 1988-08-31 Cleveland Indians 0 Kansas City Royals 1 box | pbp Kauffman Stadium Charlie Leibrandt Greg Swindell -- 20,615 2:22
1988 reg season 1988-08-31 Toronto Blue Jays 2 Milwaukee Brewers 4 box | pbp County Stadium Don August Mike Flanagan Chuck Crim 11,993 2:41
1988 reg season 1988-08-31 Boston Red Sox 2 Oakland Athletics 7 box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Storm Davis Mike Smithson -- 37,151 2:37
1988 reg season 1988-08-31 New York Yankees 4 Seattle Mariners 1 box | pbp Kingdome Rick Rhoden Scott Bankhead -- 13,567 2:52
1988 reg season 1988-08-31 Minnesota Twins 10 Texas Rangers 1 box | pbp Arlington Stadium Frank Viola Paul Kilgus -- 10,286 2:57
1988 reg season 1988-08-31 St. Louis Cardinals 6 Atlanta Braves 4 box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Scott Terry Pete Smith Todd Worrell 6,358 2:44
1988 reg season 1988-08-31 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 Cincinnati Reds 4 box | pbp Cinergy Field Norm Charlton Jim Gott John Franco 18,586 2:23
1988 reg season 1988-08-31 Chicago Cubs 3 Houston Astros 1 box | pbp Astrodome Rick Sutcliffe Jim Deshaies -- 14,200 2:21
1988 reg season 1988-08-31 Los Angeles Dodgers 3 Montreal Expos 4 box | pbp Stade Olympique Jeff Parrett Alejandro Pena -- 12,068 2:41
1988 reg season 1988-08-31 San Diego Padres 6 New York Mets 3 box | pbp Shea Stadium Andy Hawkins Terry Leach Mark Davis 36,274 2:47
1988 reg season 1988-08-31 San Francisco Giants 3 Philadelphia Phillies 2 box | pbp Veterans Stadium Scott Garrelts Bruce Ruffin -- 23,233 3:08
13 record(s)
Standings on this date
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year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1988 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 132 75 57 .568 0.0 595 524 71 W1 33-34 42-23 1 2 4 Yes dnq
1988 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 132 73 59 .553 2.0 668 581 87 L3 28-36 45-23 2 4 6 Yes Lost ALCS (Athletics)
1988 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 131 69 62 .527 5.5 643 621 22 W1 32-32 37-30 3 6 10 -- dnq
1988 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 136 69 67 .507 8.0 567 530 37 W2 28-37 41-30 4 8 15 -- dnq
1988 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 133 65 68 .489 10.5 612 576 36 L2 34-35 31-33 5 9 18 -- dnq
1988 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 133 64 69 .481 11.5 574 619 -45 L1 29-39 35-30 6 10 19 -- dnq
1988 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 132 46 86 .348 29.0 469 655 -186 L1 17-49 29-37 7 14 25 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1988 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 134 84 50 .627 0.0 655 517 138 W3 41-27 43-23 1 1 1 Yes Lost World Series (Dodgers)
1988 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 132 74 58 .561 9.0 639 562 77 W1 37-31 37-27 2 3 5 Yes dnq
1988 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 132 70 62 .530 13.0 592 524 68 W1 32-33 38-29 3 5 9 Yes dnq
1988 AL West California Angels franchise | log 133 68 65 .511 15.5 620 635 -15 W1 37-32 31-33 4 7 13 -- dnq
1988 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 131 60 71 .458 22.5 519 596 -77 L1 27-36 33-35 5 11 21 -- dnq
1988 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 133 58 75 .436 25.5 535 660 -125 L1 24-40 34-35 6 12 22 -- dnq
1988 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 134 54 80 .403 30.0 562 650 -88 L1 25-44 29-36 7 13 24 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1988 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 132 78 54 .591 0.0 551 446 105 L1 36-31 42-23 1 1 2 Yes Lost NLCS (Dodgers)
1988 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 133 71 62 .534 7.5 537 507 30 L2 34-31 37-31 2 4 7 Yes dnq
1988 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 132 67 65 .508 11.0 526 525 1 W1 33-34 33-32 3 7 14 -- dnq
1988 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 133 67 66 .504 11.5 506 485 21 W1 33-36 34-30 4 8 16 -- dnq
1988 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 133 62 71 .466 16.5 485 508 -23 W4 29-36 33-35 5 10 20 -- dnq
1988 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 133 55 78 .414 23.5 497 602 -105 L1 22-45 32-34 6 11 23 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1988 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 133 77 56 .579 0.0 546 471 75 L1 41-25 36-31 1 2 3 Yes Won World Series (Athletics)
1988 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 133 71 62 .534 6.0 537 520 17 L1 32-35 39-27 2 3 8 Yes dnq
1988 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 133 70 63 .526 7.0 576 520 56 W1 30-35 40-28 3 5 11 Yes dnq
1988 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 132 68 64 .515 8.5 524 510 14 W2 32-33 36-31 4 6 12 -- dnq
1988 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 132 65 67 .492 11.5 459 485 -26 W1 26-39 39-28 5 9 17 -- dnq
1988 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 133 45 88 .338 32.0 479 644 -165 L3 23-45 22-43 6 12 26 -- dnq
26 record(s)
Transactions
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  • Compare/Analyze: Click multiple rows for players of interest. In addition to filtering, you can quickly COMPARE player stats or use the MULTI-PLAYER STAT VIEWER to view multiple player cards on the same page.
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player name teamname statusshort Transaction Description
Jerry Hairston Chicago White Sox Hist Signed to #-year contract for 1988-1988 ($0m) [Free Agent]
John Trautwein Montreal Expos Hist Returned to Montreal Expos
Denny Walling St. Louis Cardinals Hist Traded from Houston Astros to St. Louis Cardinals for Bob Forsch
Bob Forsch Houston Astros Hist Traded from St. Louis Cardinals to Houston Astros for Denny Walling
Chris Hoiles Baltimore Orioles Hist Traded from Detroit Tigers with Cesar Mejia and Robinson Garces to Baltimore Orioles for Fred Lynn
Fred Lynn Detroit Tigers Hist Traded from Baltimore Orioles to Detroit Tigers for Chris Hoiles, Cesar Mejia (9/9/1988) and Robinson Garces (9/9/1988)
Rey Palacios Kansas City Royals Hist Traded from Detroit Tigers with Mark Lee to Kansas City Royals for Ted Power
Mark Lee Kansas City Royals Hist Traded from Detroit Tigers with Rey Palacios to Kansas City Royals for Ted Power
Ted Power Detroit Tigers Hist Traded from Kansas City Royals to Detroit Tigers for Rey Palacios and Mark Lee
John Trautwein Boston Red Sox Hist Traded from Montreal Expos to Boston Red Sox for Victor Rosario
Victor Rosario Montreal Expos Hist Traded from Boston Red Sox to Montreal Expos for John Trautwein
11 record(s)