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Games on 1968-05-24

Top1968 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALWashington Senators II3Baltimore Orioles5Boxscore - PBP902:40Phil OrtegaDave McNallyDave McNally (4-4)Phil Ortega (4-3)Pete Richert (1)Jim LemonHank BauerMemorial Stadium
ALWashington Senators II2Baltimore Orioles3Boxscore - PBP97,3112:42Jim HannanDave LeonhardEddie Watt (2-3)Dave Baldwin (0-1)-Jim LemonHank BauerMemorial Stadium
ALCleveland Indians1California Angels2Boxscore - PBP912,6102:20Steve HarganGeorge BrunetGeorge Brunet (5-3)Steve Hargan (3-4)-Alvin DarkBill RigneyAngel Stadium of
ALBoston Red Sox9Minnesota Twins7Boxscore - PBP912,8583:26Ray CulpDave BoswellLee Stange (2-0)Dave Boswell (3-5)-Dick WilliamsCal ErmerMetropolitan Stad
ALChicago White Sox0New York Yankees1Boxscore - PBP1314,0833:30Tommy JohnStan BahnsenJoe Verbanic (2-2)Wilbur Wood (1-2)-Eddie StankyRalph HoukYankee Stadium I
ALDetroit Tigers2Oakland Athletics2Boxscore - PBP79,3781:45Earl WilsonCatfish Hunter-Mayo SmithBob KennedyOakland-Alameda C
NLNew York Mets2Atlanta Braves4Boxscore - PBP913,8732:26Nolan RyanRon ReedRon Reed (5-0)Nolan Ryan (4-4)Jim Britton (2)Gil HodgesLum HarrisAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLSan Francisco Giants4Chicago Cubs2Boxscore - PBP95,9302:46Juan MarichalKen HoltzmanJuan Marichal (7-2)Ken Holtzman (3-3)-Herman FranksLeo DurocherWrigley Field
NLPittsburgh Pirates8Cincinnati Reds5Boxscore - PBP99,3792:26Steve BlassGeorge CulverRon Kline (2-1)George Culver (3-3)-Larry ShepardDave BristolCrosley Field
NLLos Angeles Dodgers9Houston Astros7Boxscore - PBP1020,2823:39Don SuttonDenny LemasterJim Brewer (2-0)Don Wilson (3-5)John Purdin (1)Walter AlstonGrady HattonAstrodome
NLPhiladelphia Phillies1St. Louis Cardinals5Boxscore - PBP934,5151:52Chris ShortSteve CarltonSteve Carlton (5-1)Chris Short (2-5)-Gene MauchRed SchoendienstBusch Stadium II
11 Games on this date

Standings as of 1968-05-24.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers382315.605--1551124311-812-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1248044.645
223Cleveland Indians402317.5751.0132904211-1111-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1216358.521
334Baltimore Orioles392217.5641.51491183111-611-11W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium1236954.561
446Minnesota Twins382018.5263.01391251412-88-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1245965.476
557Boston Red Sox382018.5263.0140150-1010-910-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1246658.532
6613California Angels401921.4755.0128156-289-710-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred HaneyAnaheim Stadium1224874.393
7714Oakland Athletics391821.4625.5116118-210-107-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1236459.520
8817Chicago White Sox361620.4446.092105-138-128-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed ShortComiskey Park1265175.405
9919New York Yankees401723.4257.0114141-2710-127-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1226656.541
101020Washington Senators II401624.4008.0117167-508-118-13L2T S R Log Off Def SP D George SelkirkRFK Memorial Stadium1214972.405
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants412417.585--155148711-813-9W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park1216457.529
225St. Louis Cardinals392217.5641.0140114268-1114-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1237548.610
338Atlanta Braves392019.5133.0115119-49-911-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1236162.496
4410Los Angeles Dodgers422121.5003.5109111-212-99-12W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiDodger Stadium1205565.458
559Philadelphia Phillies361818.5003.5109115-67-1411-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1265868.460
6611Chicago Cubs412021.4884.0150180-3010-1210-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1216457.529
7712Cincinnati Reds391920.4874.0153145810-89-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamCrosley Field1236459.520
8816Houston Astros371720.4595.0117139-226-1511-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1255570.440
9915Pittsburgh Pirates371720.4595.0127108198-119-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownForbes Field1256362.504
101018New York Mets391722.4366.010410046-1111-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Johnny MurphyShea Stadium1235667.455