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Wednesday May 8,1974This 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 1974-05-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees0Boston Red Sox4BoxBill LeeMel Stottlemyre(none)
Cleveland Indians3California Angels2BoxTom HilgendorfDave SellsTom Buskey
Baltimore Orioles3Oakland Athletics7BoxVida BlueJim Palmer(none)
Kansas City Royals4Texas Rangers2BoxAl FitzmorrisFergie Jenkins(none)
St. Louis Cardinals2Cincinnati Reds0BoxJohn CurtisDon Gullett(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates6Houston Astros8BoxMike NagyJim Sadowski(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers6Montreal Expos3BoxAndy MessersmithErnie McAnally(none)
San Francisco Giants2New York Mets4BoxJon MatlackJohn D'Acquisto(none)
San Diego Padres0Philadelphia Phillies4BoxJim LonborgRandy Jones(none)

Standings as of 1974-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1974 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114New York Yankees301713.567--121122-17-910-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithShea Stadium1327260.545
236Cleveland Indians281513.5361.0131115168-97-4W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1346272.463
3612Baltimore Orioles261313.5002.099103-45-88-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium1367858.574
4813Detroit Tigers261313.5002.090109-199-84-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1365977.434
51018Milwaukee Brewers221012.4553.010410045-45-8L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim WilsonCounty Stadium1406674.471
61120Boston Red Sox271215.4443.5107125-183-79-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1357263.533
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1974 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Texas Rangers281513.536--135125108-77-6L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienArlington Stadium1326963.523
248Minnesota Twins251312.5200.5104115-116-66-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1376968.504
359Chicago White Sox271413.5190.5109116-76-87-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1336667.496
4710California Angels301515.5001.0147127206-89-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium1325379.402
5917Oakland Athletics281315.4642.0118128-105-78-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1347757.575
61221Kansas City Royals251114.4402.5127107205-76-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisRoyals Stadium1376671.482
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1974 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133St. Louis Cardinals281612.571--135122139-77-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1337063.526
2511Philadelphia Phillies281414.5002.012211934-910-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1346668.493
3715Montreal Expos211011.4762.594103-96-84-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park1406971.493
41022Chicago Cubs231013.4353.593134-412-98-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1395683.403
51123New York Mets281117.3935.0115125-106-95-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium1346074.448
61224Pittsburgh Pirates24816.3336.0108128-203-85-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium1388058.580
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1974 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers28199.679--15082687-612-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1348351.619
222Houston Astros301911.6331.0156110465-614-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1326270.470
347San Francisco Giants301614.5334.0126111158-88-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park1325676.424
4614Cincinnati Reds251213.4805.511310675-77-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium1378651.628
5816Atlanta Braves281315.4646.0111128-174-99-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie MathewsEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium1347559.560
6919San Diego Padres311417.4526.5105160-555-129-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium1314685.351