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Games on 1968-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Washington Senators II4Boston Red Sox6BoxJim LonborgFrank BertainaBill Landis
Oakland Athletics2California Angels0BoxChuck DobsonDennis Bennett(none)
New York Yankees3Cleveland Indians1BoxStan BahnsenStan Williams(none)
Baltimore Orioles5Detroit Tigers1BoxDave McNallyJohn Hiller(none)
Chicago White Sox3Minnesota Twins4BoxDean ChanceJack FisherAl Worthington
Houston Astros6Chicago Cubs2BoxDon WilsonJoe NiekroTom Dukes
St. Louis Cardinals2New York Mets0BoxSteve CarltonJim McAndrewJoe Hoerner
Cincinnati Reds2Philadelphia Phillies3BoxTurk FarrellClay Carroll(none)
Atlanta Braves0Pittsburgh Pirates8BoxSteve BlassRon Reed(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers1San Francisco Giants5BoxMike McCormickDon Sutton(none)

Standings as of 1968-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Detroit Tigers1388553.616--55742912837-3348-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium24186.750
223Baltimore Orioles1367957.5815.04994158438-3041-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium261214.462
336Boston Red Sox1377364.53311.5525531-632-3441-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park251312.520
447Cleveland Indians1417467.52512.5446440634-3339-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium20128.600
559Oakland Athletics1387068.50715.0470467335-3634-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum241212.500
6610New York Yankees1376869.49616.5430449-1935-3232-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I251510.600
7713Minnesota Twins1376671.48218.54914533830-3936-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium251312.520
8817California Angels1386177.44224.0439517-7832-4129-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred HaneyAnaheim Stadium24618.250
9919Chicago White Sox1365779.41927.0402435-3324-3933-40L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed ShortComiskey Park261016.385
101020Washington Senators II1345381.39630.0443566-12327-4526-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D George SelkirkRFK Memorial Stadium271215.444
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals1378651.628--50238311944-2442-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II251114.440
224San Francisco Giants1357362.54112.04794394037-2836-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park271512.556
335Cincinnati Reds1347262.53712.55815621937-2934-34L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamCrosley Field281117.393
448Chicago Cubs1387167.51415.5518535-1734-3837-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field241311.542
5511Houston Astros1236162.49618.0405405027-3534-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome391128.282
6612Atlanta Braves1246064.48419.5390421-3127-3233-32W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium382117.553
7714Philadelphia Phillies1356273.45923.0441501-6031-3931-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium271413.519
8815New York Mets1396376.45324.0413414-135-3528-41L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Johnny MurphyShea Stadium231013.435
9916Pittsburgh Pirates1215467.44624.0400401-131-3523-32L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownForbes Field412615.634
101018Los Angeles Dodgers1325775.43226.5349417-6824-3733-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fresco ThompsonDodger Stadium301911.633


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Roy FaceP40.193Purchased by Tigers from Pirates.