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Friday May 1,1998This 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.

1998 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
Games -- Standings -- Boxscores -- Leaders -- Transactions -- Births -- Deaths

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Games on 1998-05-01

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox1Anaheim Angels7BoxShigetoshi HasegawaJames Baldwin(none)
Minnesota Twins3Baltimore Orioles6BoxDoug DrabekBrad RadkeArmando Benitez
Texas Rangers3Boston Red Sox5BoxJohn WasdinAaron SeleTom Gordon
Tampa Bay Rays5Cleveland Indians7BoxBartolo ColonDennis SpringerMichael Jackson
New York Yankees2Kansas City Royals1BoxHideki IrabuPat RappMariano Rivera
Toronto Blue Jays2Oakland Athletics5BoxTom CandiottiErik HansonBilly Taylor
Detroit Tigers17Seattle Mariners3BoxTim WorrellBill Swift(none)
San Francisco Giants2Atlanta Braves6BoxGreg MadduxKirk Rueter(none)
St. Louis Cardinals5Chicago Cubs6BoxGeremi GonzalezTodd StottlemyreRod Beck
San Diego Padres5Florida Marlins6BoxJay PowellDan Miceli(none)
Cincinnati Reds2Milwaukee Brewers5BoxScott KarlMike RemlingerDoug Jones
Arizona Diamondbacks4Montreal Expos7BoxJavier VazquezBrian AndersonUgueth Urbina
Houston Astros12Philadelphia Phillies5BoxShane ReynoldsMatt Beech(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers4Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxJeff TabakaDarren DreifortRich Loiselle

Standings as of 1998-05-01

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees24186.750--137108299-59-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I1389642.696
223Boston Red Sox27198.7040.5143123207-512-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1357362.541
3611Baltimore Orioles281513.5365.0141142-17-68-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ray MillerPat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1346470.478
4818Tampa Bay Rays271215.4447.5121126-57-75-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry RothschildChuck LamarTropicana Field1355184.378
51327Toronto Blue Jays281018.35710.0102145-435-105-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1347856.582
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510Cleveland Indians271512.556--15014648-57-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1357461.548
2920Kansas City Royals281216.4293.5134153-198-74-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1336073.451
31124Chicago White Sox271116.4074.0129155-265-105-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1356966.511
41225Minnesota Twins281117.3934.5140122187-74-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1345975.440
51429Detroit Tigers25718.2807.0106152-463-114-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1375879.423
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Texas Rangers27189.667--185128578-510-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1357065.519
248Anaheim Angels271611.5932.0126111157-49-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1356966.511
3716Oakland Athletics271314.4815.014113296-77-7W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum1356174.452
41023Seattle Mariners281216.4296.5164176-126-76-9L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1336469.481
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Atlanta Braves28199.679--156105518-511-4W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1348747.649
2713New York Mets251312.5204.59989105-58-7L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium1377562.547
31017Philadelphia Phillies261214.4626.0122130-83-109-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaEd WadeVeterans Stadium1366373.463
41426Florida Marlins281018.3579.0139164-253-97-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1344490.328
51528Montreal Expos26818.30810.083144-612-96-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1365779.419
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Milwaukee Brewers26179.654--12192299-58-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1365779.419
247Houston Astros281810.643--1651135210-68-4W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1348450.627
359St. Louis Cardinals281612.5712.0170157136-910-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1346767.500
4612Chicago Cubs281513.5363.0130117135-910-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1357560.556
51119Cincinnati Reds271215.4445.5123129-65-87-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1356570.481
61321Pittsburgh Pirates281216.4296.0106126-205-97-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1345777.425
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Diego Padres27198.704--1361063010-59-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1357956.585
2814Los Angeles Dodgers271413.5195.0122105175-109-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1356966.511
3915San Francisco Giants281414.5005.511611515-99-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1357560.556
41222Colorado Rockies281216.4297.5155192-378-54-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1346569.485
51630Arizona Diamondbacks28721.25012.5105164-593-134-8L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark1345876.433

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Larry Bethea1B21.204Signed by independent Nashua (Atlantic) 
Jeremy BoothC-1B20.243Signed by independent St. Paul (Northern) 
Saul BustosSS25.213Signed by independent New Jersey (Northeast) 
Darren Doskocil2B24.011Signed by independent St. Paul (Northern) 
Roberto GironP22.038Signed by independent Duluth-Superior (Northern) 
Ozzie GuillenSS34.102Released by Orioles. 
Billy HallOF28.318Signed by independent Allentown (Northeast) 
Andy HighP23.344Signed by independent New Jersey (Northeast) 
Graham Koonce1B22.352Signed by independent Chico (Western) 
Matt MillerP26.160Signed by independent Greenville (Texas-Louisiana) 
Steve OntiverosP37.057Signed as Free Agent by Orioles. 
Will PennyfeatherCF-RF29.341Signed by independent Atlantic City (Atlantic) 
Omar RamirezOF27.180Signed by independent Rio Grande (Texas-Louisiana) 
Juan RochaOF24.235Signed by independent Atlantic City (Atlantic) 
Tony RodriguezSS-3B27.259Signed by independent Nashua (Atlantic) 
Chuck SmithP28.192Signed by independent Sioux Falls (Northern) 
Jeff SparksP26.027Signed by independent Winnipeg (Northern) 
Juan ThomasIF26.014Signed by independent Atlantic City (Atlantic) 
Travis WadeP19.297Signed by independent Rio Grande Valley (Texas-Louisiana) 
Andy Wilson2B22.263Signed by independent Bayou (Texas-Louisiana)