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Games on 1970-04-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles3Cleveland Indians2BoxMike CuellarBarry Moore(none)
Oakland Athletics0Kansas City Royals2BoxDick DragoCatfish Hunter(none)
California Angels6Milwaukee Brewers1BoxTom MurphyMarty PattinKen Tatum
Detroit Tigers3Washington Senators II0BoxJoe NiekroGeorge Brunet(none)
Cincinnati Reds5Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxJim McGlothlinBill SingerClay Carroll
St. Louis Cardinals7Montreal Expos2BoxBob GibsonBill StonemanChuck Taylor
Atlanta Braves6San Diego Padres1BoxPat JarvisAl Santorini(none)
Houston Astros4San Francisco Giants5BoxDon McMahonJack DiLauroFrank Linzy

Standings as of 1970-04-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1970 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
118Baltimore Orioles2201.000--11472-00-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium16010654.663
227Boston Red Sox1101.0000.54311-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1618675.534
359Detroit Tigers321.6670.51214-22-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1597782.484
4816Washington Senators II312.3331.5141220-01-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ShortRFK Memorial Stadium1596990.434
6922New York Yankees101.0001.534-10-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1619368.578
51019Cleveland Indians202.0002.0411-70-00-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Alvin DarkCleveland Municipal Stadium1607684.475
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1970 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
236California Angels2201.0000.5181172-00-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WalshAnaheim Stadium1608476.525
141Minnesota Twins1101.000--120121-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1619764.602
4611Oakland Athletics211.5000.56601-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1608872.550
3714Kansas City Royals211.5000.56600-01-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium1606496.400
61223Milwaukee Brewers202.0001.5118-170-00-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Marvin MilkesCounty Stadium1606595.406
51118Chicago White Sox101.0001.0012-120-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed ShortComiskey Park16156105.348
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1970 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
222Philadelphia Phillies1101.000--2020-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1607288.450
315St. Louis Cardinals1101.000--7251-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1617586.466
133New York Mets1101.000--5321-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium1618279.509
51024Montreal Expos202.0001.5312-90-10-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park1607387.456
41117Chicago Cubs101.0001.002-20-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1618477.522
61220Pittsburgh Pirates101.0001.035-20-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium,Forbes Field1618972.553
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1970 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
144Cincinnati Reds3301.000--143112-01-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium,Crosley Field1599960.623
5712San Francisco Giants211.5001.51012-20-01-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park1608575.531
4610San Diego Padres211.5001.59900-01-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium1606298.388
3515Houston Astros211.5001.5121021-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1607882.488
2813Atlanta Braves211.5001.59901-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1607585.469
6921Los Angeles Dodgers202.0002.529-70-00-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1598772.547


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Ken JohnsonP36.296Released by Cubs. 
Ken JohnsonP36.296Signed as Free Agent by Expos. 
Willie Montanez1B-OF22.007Traded by Cardinals with Curt Flood, Joe Hoerner, Byron Browne and Tim McCarver to Phillies for Cookie Rojas, Dick Allen and Jerry Johnson. 
Tom TreshOF-SS32.200Released by Tigers.