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Tuesday April 8,1969This date in baseball
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Games on 1969-04-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox5Baltimore Orioles4BoxBill LandisMike AdamsonJuan Pizarro
Seattle Pilots4California Angels3BoxMarty PattinJim McGlothlinJack Aker
Cleveland Indians2Detroit Tigers6BoxDenny McLainLuis Tiant(none)
Minnesota Twins3Kansas City Royals4BoxMoe DrabowskyJoe Grzenda(none)
Chicago White Sox2Oakland Athletics5BoxBlue Moon OdomGary Peters(none)
San Francisco Giants2Atlanta Braves10BoxPhil NiekroGaylord Perry(none)
Philadelphia Phillies6Chicago Cubs7BoxPhil ReganBarry Lersch(none)
Montreal Expos11New York Mets10BoxDon ShawCal KoonceCarroll Sembera
Houston Astros1San Diego Padres2BoxDick SelmaDon Wilson(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates6St. Louis Cardinals2BoxBruce Dal CantonMel NelsonChuck Hartenstein

Standings as of 1969-04-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1969 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
366New York Yankees1101.000--8441-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1607981.494
2310Detroit Tigers1101.000--6240-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1618972.553
1111Boston Red Sox1101.000--5411-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1618675.534
51022Cleveland Indians101.0001.026-40-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1606298.388
4714Baltimore Orioles101.0001.045-10-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium16110952.677
61224Washington Senators II101.0001.048-40-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ShortRFK Memorial Stadium1618675.534
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1969 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
322Seattle Pilots1101.000--4311-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Marvin Milkes1616398.391
149Kansas City Royals1101.000--4310-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium1616893.422
255Oakland Athletics1101.000--5230-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1618774.540
41119Chicago White Sox101.0001.025-30-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed ShortComiskey Park1616893.422
6815California Angels101.0001.034-10-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WalshAnaheim Stadium1617190.441
5923Minnesota Twins101.0001.034-10-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1619764.602
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1969 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
364Pittsburgh Pirates1101.000--6241-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownForbes Field1618774.540
257Montreal Expos1101.000--111011-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park16151110.317
1212Chicago Cubs1101.000--7610-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1619170.565
4921New York Mets101.0001.01011-10-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Johnny MurphyShea Stadium16110061.621
5818Philadelphia Phillies101.0001.067-10-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1616398.391
61216St. Louis Cardinals101.0001.026-40-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1618774.540
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1969 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
333San Diego Padres1101.0000.52110-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium16151110.317
248Los Angeles Dodgers1101.0000.53211-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1618477.522
111Atlanta Braves2201.000--15690-02-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1609169.569
6717San Francisco Giants202.0002.0615-90-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park1609070.563
51013Houston Astros101.0001.512-10-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1618180.503
41120Cincinnati Reds101.0001.523-10-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamCrosley Field1618972.553


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jack BillinghamP26.046Traded by Expos with Jesus Alou and Donn Clendenon to Astros for Rusty Staub. 
Donn Clendenon1B33.268Refused to report to Astros. 
Skip GuinnP24.165Traded by Expos with Jesus Alou and Donn Clendenon to Astros for Rusty Staub. 
John WyattP33.355Released by Tigers. 
John WyattP33.355Signed as Free Agent by Athletics.