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Wednesday May 8,1968This 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 1968-05-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers3Baltimore Orioles1BoxEarl WilsonDave McNallyJon Warden
Chicago White Sox2California Angels3BoxClyde WrightCisco CarlosJack Hamilton
Cleveland Indians1New York Yankees2BoxJoe VerbanicEddie Fisher(none)
Minnesota Twins0Oakland Athletics4BoxCatfish HunterDave Boswell(none)
Boston Red Sox3Washington Senators II1BoxDick EllsworthDick BosmanGary Bell
Pittsburgh Pirates4Atlanta Braves3BoxRon KlineCecil UpshawRoy Face
Los Angeles Dodgers6Chicago Cubs7BoxJoe NiekroDon SuttonPhil Regan
Philadelphia Phillies6Cincinnati Reds2BoxDick HallBob Lee(none)
San Francisco Giants3Houston Astros1BoxRay SadeckiLarry DierkerJoe Gibbon
New York Mets0St. Louis Cardinals2BoxSteve CarltonAl Jackson(none)

Standings as of 1968-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles24168.667--10857518-28-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium1387563.543
223Detroit Tigers25169.6400.58366178-48-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1378750.635
446Minnesota Twins251312.5203.59170219-64-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1376671.482
334Oakland Athletics251312.5203.5787629-54-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1376968.504
559Cleveland Indians241212.5004.07658185-87-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1377463.540
6614Boston Red Sox231112.4784.57391-186-45-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1397564.540
7715California Angels261214.4625.082109-277-55-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred HaneyAnaheim Stadium1365581.404
8816Washington Senators II241113.4585.06988-196-45-9L6T S R Log Off Def SP D George SelkirkRFK Memorial Stadium1375483.394
9917New York Yankees261115.4236.06792-257-74-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1367264.529
101020Chicago White Sox22715.3188.05373-204-83-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed ShortComiskey Park1406080.429
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112St. Louis Cardinals26179.654--11681356-711-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1368056.588
448Philadelphia Phillies251312.5203.57585-106-107-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1376374.460
227Cincinnati Reds251312.5203.51039496-67-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamCrosley Field1377067.511
335San Francisco Giants251312.5203.59394-15-58-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park1377562.547
5510Pittsburgh Pirates241212.5004.08563226-86-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownForbes Field1386870.493
7711Los Angeles Dodgers251213.4804.56275-136-66-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiDodger Stadium1376473.467
6612Chicago Cubs251213.4804.5101115-145-97-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1377265.526
8813Houston Astros231112.4784.57895-171-810-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1396178.439
9918New York Mets241014.4176.0646044-76-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Johnny MurphyShea Stadium1386375.457
101019Atlanta Braves241014.4176.06883-154-86-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1387167.514