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Sunday May 8,1966This 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 1966-05-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians2Baltimore Orioles8BoxJim PalmerSonny Siebert(none)
Cleveland Indians3Baltimore Orioles8BoxFrank BertainaLuis Tiant(none)
New York Yankees5California Angels2BoxAl DowningDean ChancePedro Ramos
Detroit Tigers3Chicago White Sox1BoxFred GladdingBob Locker(none)
Washington Senators II3Kansas City Athletics2BoxCasey CoxJohn Wyatt(none)
Boston Red Sox8Minnesota Twins1BoxEarl WilsonJim KaatKen Sanders
Boston Red Sox4Minnesota Twins1BoxJose SantiagoMudcat GrantBucky Brandon
Los Angeles Dodgers1Cincinnati Reds2BoxJim O'TooleClaude OsteenBilly McCool
Atlanta Braves4Houston Astros5BoxJim OwensPhil Niekro(none)
Chicago Cubs3New York Mets1BoxDick EllsworthJack HamiltonFergie Jenkins
Chicago Cubs1New York Mets5BoxDennis RibantBill Hands(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates3Philadelphia Phillies2BoxBob VealeRay Herbert(none)
San Francisco Giants10St. Louis Cardinals5BoxLindy McDanielTracy Stallard(none)

Standings as of 1966-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1966 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles19154.789--9955447-28-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium1418259.582
222Cleveland Indians19154.789--6446186-39-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1436677.462
336Detroit Tigers22139.5913.5817478-45-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1407565.536
447Chicago White Sox19118.5794.0544687-34-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed ShortComiskey Park1437271.503
558California Angels21129.5714.09377165-47-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred HaneyAnaheim Stadium1416873.482
6612Minnesota Twins1899.5005.55762-54-55-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1448064.556
7714Washington Senators II19712.3688.06079-193-64-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D George SelkirkRFK Memorial Stadium1406476.457
8817Boston Red Sox21714.3339.0100108-84-73-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1416576.461
9918New York Yankees22616.27310.56275-133-53-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan ToppingYankee Stadium I1376473.467
101020Kansas City Athletics20515.25010.53886-481-134-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LopatMunicipal Stadium1406971.493
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1966 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113San Francisco Giants25187.720--12884447-211-5W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park1367561.551
335Houston Astros251510.6003.08975144-511-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1375780.416
224Pittsburgh Pirates20128.6003.58288-65-57-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownForbes Field1428062.563
449Philadelphia Phillies20119.5504.58574117-44-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1427666.535
5510Atlanta Braves241311.5424.59984157-66-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleAtlanta Stadium1387266.522
6611Los Angeles Dodgers251312.5205.0898184-89-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiDodger Stadium1378255.599
7713New York Mets18810.4446.56973-44-54-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D George WeissShea Stadium1435885.406
8815St. Louis Cardinals22814.3648.57698-225-73-7L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineSportsman's Park,Busch Stadium II1407565.536
9916Cincinnati Reds21714.3339.06983-143-104-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill DeWittCrosley Field1396970.496
101019Chicago Cubs22616.27310.562108-463-103-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1405387.379


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Orlando Cepeda1B28.233Traded by Giants to Cardinals for Ray Sadecki. 
Ray SadeckiP25.133Traded by Cardinals to Giants for Orlando Cepeda.