This day in baseball history

At the end of August 1, 1958, the New York Yankees led the second place Boston Red Sox by 16.5 games. The Yankees had a record of 66-34. Every other American League team had a losing record. And there was no inter-league play.

The Yankees would cruise the rest of the way, going 26-28 and finishing 10 games ahead of the Chicago White Sox and 13 ahead of third place Boston.

Washington would finish last in the American League (eighth place), 31 games out and 12 behind seventh place Kansas City.

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