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Friday August 28,1998This 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
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Games on 1998-08-28

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals6Baltimore Orioles5BoxPat RappSidney PonsonJeff Montgomery
Anaheim Angels7Boston Red Sox6BoxKen HillSteve Avery(none)
Texas Rangers6Chicago White Sox5BoxXavier HernandezBob HowryJohn Wetteland
Texas Rangers7Chicago White Sox8BoxBryan WardEric GundersonBob Howry
Oakland Athletics14Cleveland Indians6BoxGil HerediaSteve Reed(none)
Tampa Bay Rays4Detroit Tigers3BoxJim MecirBrian MoehlerRoberto Hernandez
Seattle Mariners3New York Yankees10BoxOrlando HernandezPaul Spoljaric(none)
Minnesota Twins6Toronto Blue Jays7BoxWoody WilliamsMike TrombleyDan Plesac
Milwaukee Brewers3Arizona Diamondbacks6BoxBrian AndersonBrad WoodallGregg Olson
Florida Marlins8Cincinnati Reds10BoxScott SullivanRob StaniferGabe White
Chicago Cubs10Colorado Rockies5BoxSteve TrachselJohn Thomson(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates0Houston Astros2BoxRandy JohnsonFrancisco Cordova(none)
New York Mets5Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxDennis CookJeff ShawJohn Franco
Montreal Expos8San Diego Padres12BoxDonne WallMike Maddux(none)
Philadelphia Phillies4San Francisco Giants3BoxMark LeiterRobb Nen(none)
Atlanta Braves4St. Louis Cardinals5BoxJuan AcevedoDennis Martinez(none)

Standings as of 1998-08-28

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1339736.729--81253327946-2451-12W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I291712.586
225Boston Red Sox1327854.59118.573559014538-3240-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park301416.467
3612Baltimore Orioles1346965.51528.57016515032-3637-29L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Ray MillerPat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards281018.357
4713Toronto Blue Jays1366967.50729.5668663530-3939-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome26197.731
51326Tampa Bay Rays1325181.38645.5491616-12524-3727-44W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry RothschildChuck LamarTropicana Field301218.400
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Cleveland Indians1337360.549--6976316637-3036-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field291613.552
2820Kansas City Royals1356273.45912.0603763-16038-3124-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium261016.385
31124Chicago White Sox1356174.45213.0683787-10425-4135-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelRon SchuelerComiskey Park II27198.704
41225Minnesota Twins1335974.44414.0613648-3531-3728-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome291118.379
51427Detroit Tigers1335182.38322.0571703-13226-4325-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium291415.483
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Anaheim Angels1367561.551--6826424038-2837-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field261016.385
2511Texas Rangers1347163.5303.07727472530-3441-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington281711.607
3921Oakland Athletics1356273.45912.5685720-3527-3835-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum271215.444
41022Seattle Mariners1336172.45912.5704712-826-3935-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome281513.536
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1358946.659--69950419542-2447-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field271710.630
249New York Mets1357461.54815.05945247032-3142-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium271413.519
3916Philadelphia Phillies1356570.48124.0597680-8330-3335-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaEd WadeVeterans Stadium271017.370
41429Montreal Expos1365185.37538.5533679-14618-4633-39L9T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium261412.538
51630Florida Marlins1354788.34842.0565748-18320-4627-42L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium27720.259
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Houston Astros1358451.622--74453021440-3044-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome27189.667
258Chicago Cubs1357461.54810.06916563531-3443-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field281612.571
3815Pittsburgh Pirates1346569.48518.55705581227-3737-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium28424.143
41017Milwaukee Brewers1356471.47420.0585658-7331-3433-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium271017.370
61119St. Louis Cardinals1356372.46721.0654676-2227-4336-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II27207.741
51218Cincinnati Reds1356372.46721.0619651-3234-3629-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field271413.519
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123San Diego Padres1358847.652--66252313941-3247-15W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium271017.370
2610San Francisco Giants1357263.53316.06726155734-3538-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point281711.607
3714Los Angeles Dodgers1356768.49621.0571578-730-4137-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom LasordaDodger Stadium271611.593
41323Colorado Rockies1366274.45626.5672722-5029-4033-34L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field261511.577
51528Arizona Diamondbacks1365185.37537.5560697-13726-4725-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark261412.538

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Juan Francia2B16.236Signed as nondrafted free agent by Tigers 
Gregg JefferiesLF-2B31.027Traded by Phillies to Angels for Doug Nickle. 
Steve MintzP29.277Released by Pirates. 
Doug NickleP23.330Traded by Angels to Phillies S completing trade in which Phillies sent OF Gregg Jefferies to Angels for a player to be named