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Friday May 17,1968This 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.

1968 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
Games -- Standings -- Transactions

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Games on 1968-05-17

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees4Boston Red Sox6BoxSparky LyleBill Monbouquette(none)
Oakland Athletics0Chicago White Sox1BoxJoe HorlenJim Nash(none)
Baltimore Orioles6Cleveland Indians2BoxGene BrabenderLuis Tiant(none)
Washington Senators II3Detroit Tigers7BoxJoe SparmaSteve Jones(none)
Houston Astros0Los Angeles Dodgers6BoxBill SingerLarry Dierker(none)
Atlanta Braves3New York Mets1BoxJim BrittonDanny Frisella(none)
St. Louis Cardinals0Philadelphia Phillies1BoxWoodie FrymanBob Gibson(none)
Cincinnati Reds3Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxJim MaloneyAl McBeanTed Abernathy
Chicago Cubs0San Francisco Giants2BoxRay SadeckiJoe Niekro(none)

Standings as of 1968-05-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers312011.645--129884110-510-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1318348.634
223Baltimore Orioles311813.5812.0128933510-38-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium1317358.557
335Cleveland Indians321814.5632.510776319-88-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1296861.527
446Minnesota Twins321715.5313.51181041412-85-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1306268.477
557Boston Red Sox321715.5313.5115122-78-79-8W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1306961.531
6614Oakland Athletics321517.4695.510398510-75-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1306763.515
7715California Angels331518.4556.0110133-238-67-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred HaneyAnaheim Stadium1295277.403
8816Washington Senators II321418.4386.596135-397-77-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D George SelkirkRFK Memorial Stadium1295178.395
9919Chicago White Sox291217.4147.07292-207-95-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed ShortComiskey Park1335578.414
101020New York Yankees341321.3828.591128-377-116-10L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1287058.547
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112St. Louis Cardinals322012.625--12491338-912-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1307753.592
224San Francisco Giants331914.5761.512211577-712-7W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park1296960.535
338Atlanta Braves311615.5163.58992-37-89-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1316566.496
449Chicago Cubs351718.4864.5120147-278-119-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1276760.528
5510Cincinnati Reds331617.4854.512612068-88-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamCrosley Field1296762.519
7712Pittsburgh Pirates311516.4844.59674226-99-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownForbes Field1316566.496
6611Philadelphia Phillies311516.4844.58899-117-128-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1316170.466
8813Los Angeles Dodgers341618.4715.08293-118-88-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiDodger Stadium1286068.469
9917New York Mets321418.4386.08977126-98-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Johnny MurphyShea Stadium1305971.454
101018Houston Astros301317.4336.094122-282-1311-4L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1325973.447

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
John WyattP33.028Purchased by Yankees from Red Sox.