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Friday April 8,1988This 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.

1988 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
Games -- Standings -- Transactions

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Games on 1988-04-08

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics8California Angels2BoxStorm DavisKirk McCaskillEric Plunk
Seattle Mariners2Chicago White Sox3BoxJohn DavisBill Wilkinson(none)
Baltimore Orioles0Cleveland Indians3BoxScott BailesMark Thurmond(none)
Detroit Tigers2Kansas City Royals3BoxFloyd BannisterJeff RobinsonGene Garber
Toronto Blue Jays3Minnesota Twins6BoxBert BlylevenDave StiebJeff Reardon
Milwaukee Brewers4New York Yankees6BoxRichard DotsonJuan NievesDave Righetti
Boston Red Sox4Texas Rangers0BoxOil Can BoydMike Jeffcoat(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers6Atlanta Braves3BoxTim LearyKevin CoffmanTim Belcher
Houston Astros8Cincinnati Reds3BoxLarry AndersenJose Rijo(none)
Chicago Cubs6Montreal Expos4BoxJamie MoyerFloyd YoumansRich Gossage
New York Mets1Philadelphia Phillies5BoxBruce RuffinSid Fernandez(none)
San Diego Padres1San Francisco Giants5BoxMike LaCossJimmy JonesDon Robinson
Pittsburgh Pirates4St. Louis Cardinals3BoxBrian FisherDanny CoxJeff Robinson

Standings as of 1988-04-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees3301.000--197120-03-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaYankee Stadium I1588276.519
237Cleveland Indians431.7500.515692-11-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersCleveland Stadium1587583.475
3511Milwaukee Brewers321.6671.0197122-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1598574.535
5813Detroit Tigers422.5001.5231852-20-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium1588672.544
6914Toronto Blue Jays422.5001.5232032-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1588573.538
4715Boston Red Sox422.5001.51921-21-01-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park1588771.551
71425Baltimore Orioles303.0003.0118-170-10-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Memorial Stadium15854104.342
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
128Chicago White Sox431.750--151230-03-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry HimesComiskey Park1576889.433
245Oakland Athletics431.750--239141-02-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum15810157.639
3617Kansas City Royals422.5001.01722-50-02-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium1578275.522
41018Minnesota Twins312.3331.5916-70-21-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyAndy MacPhailHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1599069.566
51220Seattle Mariners413.2502.0918-91-30-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick BaldersonThe Kingdome1576790.427
71321California Angels413.2502.01220-81-20-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium1587484.468
61119Texas Rangers413.2502.0616-100-01-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium1576988.439
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Chicago Cubs3301.000--191363-00-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FreyWrigley Field1597485.465
3710Pittsburgh Pirates321.6671.0141222-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Syd ThriftThree Rivers Stadium1578374.529
2612Philadelphia Phillies321.6671.0141130-02-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardVeterans Stadium1586395.399
4816New York Mets422.5001.52021-12-20-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium1569858.628
5922Montreal Expos413.2502.52025-50-01-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanOlympic Stadium1588078.506
61224St. Louis Cardinals303.0003.0817-90-20-1L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dal MaxvillBusch Stadium II1597683.478
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Houston Astros3301.000--197121-02-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill WoodAstrodome1597980.497
344San Francisco Giants431.7500.516881-12-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Roger CraigAl RosenCandlestick Park1588078.506
236Los Angeles Dodgers431.7500.5171072-01-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1579166.580
459Cincinnati Reds321.6671.0161330-02-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Murray CookRiverfront Stadium1588573.538
61023San Diego Padres404.0003.5622-160-40-0L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium1578374.529
51126Atlanta Braves404.0003.51424-100-00-4L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Chuck TannerBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium15654102.346

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Ed Vande BergP29.164Signed as Free Agent by Rangers.