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Tuesday May 5,1998This 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.

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Games on 1998-05-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Toronto Blue Jays13Anaheim Angels11BoxDan PlesacTroy PercivalRandy Myers
Minnesota Twins2Boston Red Sox4BoxTim WakefieldBob TewksburyTom Gordon
Baltimore Orioles5Cleveland Indians6BoxPaul AssenmacherArmando Benitez(none)
Tampa Bay Rays2Kansas City Royals4BoxHipolito PichardoWilson AlvarezJeff Montgomery
Chicago White Sox1Seattle Mariners8BoxJeff FasseroScott Eyre(none)
New York Yankees7Texas Rangers2BoxDavid ConeJohn Burkett(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers3Atlanta Braves8BoxDenny NeagleIsmael Valdez(none)
Houston Astros10Chicago Cubs5BoxJose LimaMark ClarkC.J. Nitkowski
San Francisco Giants8Florida Marlins2BoxRobb NenVic Darensbourg(none)
San Diego Padres13Milwaukee Brewers4BoxPete SmithPaul Wagner(none)
Cincinnati Reds2Montreal Expos3BoxUgueth UrbinaStan Belinda(none)
Arizona Diamondbacks1New York Mets9BoxDave MlickiOmar Daal(none)
Colorado Rockies6Philadelphia Phillies1BoxDarryl KileMike Grace(none)
St. Louis Cardinals2Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxFrancisco CordovaKent MerckerRich Loiselle

Standings as of 1998-05-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees27216.778--1661174912-59-1W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I1359342.689
223Boston Red Sox30219.7001.5155133227-514-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1327161.538
3613Baltimore Orioles311615.5167.0155156-17-79-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ray MillerPat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1316368.481
41124Toronto Blue Jays321319.40610.5132166-348-115-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1307555.577
51225Tampa Bay Rays301218.40010.5132145-137-105-8L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry RothschildChuck LamarTropicana Field1325181.386
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Cleveland Indians301812.600--171160118-510-7W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1327161.538
2921Chicago White Sox311318.4195.5151174-237-125-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1316764.511
31022Kansas City Royals311318.4195.5145177-328-75-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1305971.454
41326Minnesota Twins311219.3876.5150135158-94-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1315873.443
51429Detroit Tigers27720.2599.5112166-543-134-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1355877.430
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Texas Rangers301911.633--195143529-610-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1326963.523
2510Anaheim Angels311714.5482.514814537-410-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1316863.519
3716Seattle Mariners311516.4844.518618336-79-9W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1306169.469
4819Oakland Athletics301416.4675.015114926-78-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum1326072.455
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Atlanta Braves322210.688--180125558-514-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1308446.646
2712New York Mets291514.5175.5118103155-510-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium1337360.549
31220Philadelphia Phillies301317.4338.0131154-233-1010-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaEd WadeVeterans Stadium1326270.470
41427Montreal Expos301119.36710.096155-592-99-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1325478.409
51528Florida Marlins321121.34411.0149188-393-98-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1304387.331
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Houston Astros312011.645--1821245812-78-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1318249.626
248Milwaukee Brewers301713.5672.513813179-58-8L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1325775.432
359St. Louis Cardinals311714.5483.0183171127-1110-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1316665.504
4914Chicago Cubs311615.5164.014413865-911-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1327458.561
51017Cincinnati Reds311516.4845.014214118-97-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1316269.473
61323Pittsburgh Pirates311318.4197.0120143-235-98-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1315675.427
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Diego Padres31229.710--1701234713-69-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1317655.580
2611San Francisco Giants321715.5315.5147129188-109-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1317259.550
3815Los Angeles Dodgers311615.5166.0142126167-129-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1316764.511
41118Colorado Rockies321517.4697.5181203-2211-64-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1306268.477
51630Arizona Diamondbacks32824.25014.5115184-694-164-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark1305773.438


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Willie King1B19.339Released by Cubs 
Ben Van RynP26.270Traded by Cubs to Padres for Don Wengert. 
Don WengertP28.180Traded by Padres to Cubs for Ben Van Ryn.