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Friday, May 8,1998

Friday, May 8,1998

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year gametype box date visiting Team visscore home team homescore box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1998 reg season 1998-05-08 Detroit Tigers 3 Anaheim Angels 5 box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Allen Watson Brian Moehler Troy Percival 31,064 2:35
1998 reg season 1998-05-08 Boston Red Sox 14 Kansas City Royals 3 box | pbp Kauffman Stadium Bret Saberhagen Chris Haney Rich Garces 24,439 2:48
1998 reg season 1998-05-08 New York Yankees 5 Minnesota Twins 1 box | pbp Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Hideki Irabu Brad Radke Jeff Nelson 22,612 3:11
1998 reg season 1998-05-08 Chicago White Sox 5 Oakland Athletics 3 box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Mike Sirotka Mike Fetters -- 9,509 2:27
1998 reg season 1998-05-08 Toronto Blue Jays 3 Seattle Mariners 8 box | pbp Kingdome Randy Johnson Woody Williams -- 29,920 2:49
1998 reg season 1998-05-08 Baltimore Orioles 8 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2 box | pbp Tropicana Field Arthur Rhodes Albie Lopez -- 31,581 3:27
1998 reg season 1998-05-08 Cleveland Indians 3 Texas Rangers 6 box | pbp Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Xavier Hernandez Jose Mesa John Wetteland 38,067 3:05
1998 reg season 1998-05-08 San Diego Padres 3 Atlanta Braves 2 box | pbp Turner Field Andy Ashby Tom Glavine Trevor Hoffman 37,490 2:27
1998 reg season 1998-05-08 San Francisco Giants 4 Chicago Cubs 5 box | pbp Wrigley Field Amaury Telemaco Julian Tavarez -- 22,665 4:52
1998 reg season 1998-05-08 Los Angeles Dodgers 6 Florida Marlins 12 box | pbp Sun Life Stadium Jesus Sanchez Chan Ho Park -- 27,071 2:58
1998 reg season 1998-05-08 Houston Astros 1 Milwaukee Brewers 4 box | pbp County Stadium Jeff Juden Mike Hampton Doug Jones 14,711 2:42
1998 reg season 1998-05-08 Colorado Rockies 7 Montreal Expos 5 box | pbp Stade Olympique Pedro Astacio Dustin Hermanson Jerry DiPoto 11,725 2:41
1998 reg season 1998-05-08 St. Louis Cardinals 2 New York Mets 9 box | pbp Shea Stadium Rick Reed Cliff Politte -- 16,132 2:37
1998 reg season 1998-05-08 Arizona Diamondbacks 4 Philadelphia Phillies 6 box | pbp Veterans Stadium Tyler Green Gregg Olson Mark Leiter 13,259 3:11
1998 reg season 1998-05-08 Cincinnati Reds 5 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Stan Belinda Ricardo Rincon Jeff Shaw 13,848 2:48
15 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
1998 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 29 23 6 .793 0.0 186 131 55 W8 14-5 9-1 1 1 1 Yes Won World Series (Padres)
1998 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 33 22 11 .667 3.0 179 149 30 W1 8-6 14-5 2 2 4 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Indians)
1998 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 33 17 16 .515 8.0 168 172 -4 W1 8-8 9-8 3 6 13 -- dnq
1998 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 35 15 20 .429 11.0 147 179 -32 L1 10-12 5-8 4 8 21 -- dnq
1998 AL East Tampa Bay Devil Rays franchise | log 32 13 19 .406 11.5 139 153 -14 L1 8-10 5-9 5 12 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
1998 AL Central Cleveland Indians franchise | log 33 20 13 .606 0.0 195 173 22 L1 9-6 11-7 1 4 5 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1998 AL Central Chicago White Sox franchise | log 33 14 19 .424 6.0 165 187 -22 W1 8-13 5-7 2 10 23 -- dnq
1998 AL Central Kansas City Royals franchise | log 34 14 20 .412 6.5 153 199 -46 L1 8-7 6-13 3 11 24 -- dnq
1998 AL Central Minnesota Twins franchise | log 33 13 20 .394 7.0 159 147 12 L1 9-9 4-11 4 13 26 -- dnq
1998 AL Central Detroit Tigers franchise | log 30 9 21 .300 9.5 131 179 -48 L1 5-14 4-7 5 14 29 -- 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
1998 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 33 20 13 .606 0.0 216 168 48 W1 9-6 11-7 1 3 7 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Yankees)
1998 AL West Anaheim Angels franchise | log 33 18 15 .545 2.0 158 154 4 W1 7-4 11-11 2 5 10 Yes dnq
1998 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 34 17 17 .500 3.5 204 201 3 W1 6-7 11-10 3 7 16 -- dnq
1998 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 33 14 19 .424 6.0 162 170 -8 L3 6-7 8-12 4 9 22 -- 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
1998 NL East Atlanta Braves franchise | log 35 24 11 .686 0.0 195 131 64 L1 8-5 16-6 1 1 2 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Padres)
1998 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 32 18 14 .563 4.5 139 108 31 W4 5-5 13-9 2 5 9 Yes dnq
1998 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 33 16 17 .485 7.0 148 165 -17 W3 3-10 13-7 3 11 18 -- dnq
1998 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 33 12 21 .364 11.0 105 167 -62 L1 2-9 10-12 4 14 27 -- dnq
1998 NL East Florida Marlins franchise | log 35 12 23 .343 12.0 173 208 -35 W1 3-9 9-14 5 15 28 -- 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
1998 NL Central Houston Astros franchise | log 33 20 13 .606 0.0 183 130 53 L2 12-9 8-4 1 3 6 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Padres)
1998 NL Central Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 32 19 13 .594 0.5 145 134 11 W2 9-5 10-8 2 4 8 Yes dnq
1998 NL Central Chicago Cubs franchise | log 33 18 15 .545 2.0 151 142 9 W2 5-9 13-6 3 6 11 -- Lost in 1st Round (Braves)
1998 NL Central Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 34 17 17 .500 3.5 158 154 4 W1 10-10 7-7 4 10 14 -- dnq
1998 NL Central St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 34 17 17 .500 3.5 186 189 -3 L4 7-14 10-3 5 8 15 -- dnq
1998 NL Central Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 34 15 19 .441 5.5 136 155 -19 L1 5-9 10-10 6 13 20 -- 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
1998 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 34 23 11 .676 0.0 178 134 44 W1 14-8 9-3 1 2 3 Yes Lost World Series (Yankees)
1998 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 34 18 16 .529 5.0 161 143 18 L1 9-11 9-5 2 7 12 -- dnq
1998 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 34 17 17 .500 6.0 152 148 4 L1 8-14 9-3 3 9 17 -- dnq
1998 NL West Colorado Rockies franchise | log 35 16 19 .457 7.5 195 217 -22 W1 12-8 4-11 4 12 19 -- dnq
1998 NL West Arizona Diamondbacks franchise | log 35 8 27 .229 15.5 122 202 -80 L4 4-19 4-8 5 16 30 -- dnq
30 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.
  • Leaders: On stat grids. Top-10 ranked statistics are highlighted in gray. #1 rank is in light green. (PREMIUM setting)
  • Export to CSV: Click CSV to convert the full grid into a comma-delimeted display. From there, you can copy/paste to another application.
player name teamname statusshort Transaction Description
Steve Decker -- Hist Released by Pirates
Robert Perez Montreal Expos Hist Traded from Seattle Mariners to Montreal Expos for Raul Chavez
Raul Chavez Seattle Mariners Hist Traded from Montreal Expos to Seattle Mariners for Robert Perez
Rick Wilkins New York Mets Hist Traded from Seattle Mariners to New York Mets for Lindsay Gulin
Jermaine Dye Kansas City Royals Hist Activated from Disabled List
Graeme Lloyd New York Yankees Hist Activated from Disabled List
Brady Anderson Baltimore Orioles Hist Activated from Disabled List
Wade Boggs Tampa Bay Rays Hist Activated from Disabled List
8 record(s)