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Thursday August 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 1968-08-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins3Baltimore Orioles10BoxTom PhoebusJim KaatDave Leonhard
Boston Red Sox1Chicago White Sox0BoxRay CulpJoe Horlen(none)
Cleveland Indians1Detroit Tigers13BoxDenny McLainSonny Siebert(none)
Oakland Athletics6New York Yankees4BoxJack AkerFred TalbotLew Krausse
California Angels2Washington Senators II7BoxJim HannanGeorge Brunet(none)
Chicago Cubs4Atlanta Braves0BoxBill HandsRon Reed(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates4Houston Astros3BoxRon KlineMike CuellarRoy Face
Philadelphia Phillies1Los Angeles Dodgers0BoxRick WiseBill Singer(none)
Cincinnati Reds0St. Louis Cardinals1BoxJoe HoernerClay Carroll(none)

Standings as of 1968-08-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Detroit Tigers1137142.628--46335410932-2539-17W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium493217.653
223Baltimore Orioles1116447.5776.04113357630-2534-22W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium512724.529
334Boston Red Sox1126151.5459.5429442-1329-2632-25W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park502525.500
446Cleveland Indians1166155.52611.53783651329-2931-27L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium452520.556
558Oakland Athletics1125854.51812.53793651429-3028-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum502426.480
6612New York Yankees1095158.46818.0353374-2125-2626-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I533221.604
7714Minnesota Twins1105159.46418.53973772022-3429-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium522824.538
8816California Angels1135261.46019.0362436-7428-3224-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred HaneyAnaheim Stadium491534.306
9919Chicago White Sox1094762.43122.0325340-1520-2827-34L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed ShortComiskey Park532033.377
101020Washington Senators II1094168.37628.0362471-10919-3922-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D George SelkirkRFK Memorial Stadium522428.462
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals1147440.649--41830910935-1839-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II482325.479
225Chicago Cubs1146054.52614.0414423-930-3230-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field482424.500
337Cincinnati Reds1105753.51815.04544381631-2625-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamCrosley Field522626.500
449San Francisco Giants1115754.51415.53823671528-2429-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park513120.608
5510Atlanta Braves1045153.49018.0310339-2920-2531-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium583028.517
6611Philadelphia Phillies1115259.46820.5368402-3428-3424-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium512427.471
7713Houston Astros1034855.46620.5330354-2419-2929-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome592435.407
8815Pittsburgh Pirates1064957.46221.0346345128-3021-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownForbes Field563125.554
9917New York Mets1155263.45222.5340344-430-3022-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Johnny MurphyShea Stadium472126.447
101018Los Angeles Dodgers1145163.44723.0295336-4123-3128-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fresco ThompsonDodger Stadium482523.521