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Wednesday May 8,1996This 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 1996-05-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals3California Angels1BoxHipolito PichardoMark Eichhorn(none)
Baltimore Orioles2Chicago White Sox11BoxJames BaldwinScott Erickson(none)
Detroit Tigers3New York Yankees10BoxDwight GoodenGreg Keagle(none)
Cleveland Indians7Oakland Athletics3BoxCharles NagyCarlos Reyes(none)
Minnesota Twins7Seattle Mariners5BoxEddie GuardadoBob WellsDave Stevens
Toronto Blue Jays2Texas Rangers4BoxBobby WittErik HansonMike Henneman
Colorado Rockies1Atlanta Braves5BoxTom GlavineArmando Reynoso(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers0Cincinnati Reds5BoxPete SchourekChan Ho ParkJeff Shaw
New York Mets3Florida Marlins6BoxYorkis PerezDoug HenryRobb Nen
Chicago Cubs2Montreal Expos4BoxRheal CormierJaime NavarroMel Rojas
Houston Astros1Philadelphia Phillies2BoxKen RyanJeff Tabaka(none)
San Diego Padres5Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxBob TewksburyDarrell MayTrevor Hoffman
San Diego Padres3Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxJason ChristiansenScott SandersFrancisco Cordova
San Francisco Giants10St. Louis Cardinals7BoxMark GardnerAndy BenesRod Beck

Standings as of 1996-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134New York Yankees312011.645--188147417-713-4W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1317259.550
2812Baltimore Orioles321616.5004.5170198-284-812-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1307258.554
31021Toronto Blue Jays321418.4386.5191197-67-97-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1306070.462
41327Boston Red Sox311120.3559.0149191-424-117-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan DuquetteFenway Park1317457.565
51428Detroit Tigers351025.28612.0174267-934-166-9L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1274384.339
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Cleveland Indians322111.656--1891503912-89-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1297851.605
247Chicago White Sox321814.5633.0161139229-119-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1306763.515
3711Minnesota Twins321616.5005.0198170287-99-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1306268.477
41122Milwaukee Brewers301317.4337.0179165147-106-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1326765.508
51224Kansas City Royals341420.4128.0145177-328-96-11W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1276166.480
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Texas Rangers332211.667--202150528-714-4W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1296861.527
258California Angels331815.5454.0146158-126-1012-5L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiAnaheim Stadium1285276.406
3610Seattle Mariners341816.5294.5192172207-611-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1276760.528
4916Oakland Athletics331617.4856.0172175-39-77-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1296267.481
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Montreal Expos342311.676--2061396710-813-3W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1286563.508
225Atlanta Braves342113.6182.0161118438-613-7W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1287553.586
349Philadelphia Phillies321715.5315.0144144012-75-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium1305080.385
41325New York Mets321319.4069.0164169-56-117-8L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McIlvaineShea Stadium1305872.446
51426Florida Marlins351421.4009.5115162-475-139-8W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1276661.520
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1613Houston Astros341717.500--170171-110-77-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1286563.508
2715Pittsburgh Pirates331617.4850.5159164-59-77-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1295772.442
3817Chicago Cubs341618.4711.016416224-1012-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1286068.469
41120Cincinnati Reds311417.4521.5162185-237-87-9W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenRiverfront Stadium1316764.511
51223St. Louis Cardinals331419.4242.5131177-467-97-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1297455.574
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136San Diego Padres332013.606--1761314510-510-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersJack Murphy Stadium1297158.550
2514San Francisco Giants321616.5003.5179182-310-76-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBob QuinnCandlestick Park1305278.400
3918Colorado Rockies321517.4694.5170200-307-98-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1306862.523
41019Los Angeles Dodgers351619.4575.013112836-1410-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1277453.583


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Felix FerminSS32.212Signed as Free Agent by Yankees. 
Stacy JonesP28.348Signed as Free Agent by White Sox.