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Thursday July 4,1996This 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 1996-07-04

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox6Baltimore Orioles8BoxMike MussinaTim WakefieldRandy Myers
Chicago White Sox6Cleveland Indians5BoxMatt KarchnerJose MesaRoberto Hernandez
Toronto Blue Jays1Detroit Tigers6BoxC.J. NitkowskiMarty JanzenMike Myers
Kansas City Royals5Minnesota Twins3BoxDoug LintonRich RobertsonJeff Montgomery
Milwaukee Brewers1New York Yankees4BoxAndy PettitteScott KarlJohn Wetteland
California Angels7Oakland Athletics8BoxBilly TaylorRich Monteleone(none)
Seattle Mariners9Texas Rangers5BoxRafael CarmonaMike Henneman(none)
Houston Astros5Atlanta Braves2BoxShane ReynoldsJohn SmoltzXavier Hernandez
Cincinnati Reds2Chicago Cubs1BoxMark PortugalJim BullingerJeff Brantley
Colorado Rockies4Los Angeles Dodgers9BoxIsmael ValdezMarvin Freeman(none)
New York Mets4Montreal Expos0BoxRobert PersonJeff Fassero(none)
Florida Marlins5Philadelphia Phillies8BoxRon BlazierPat RappRicky Bottalico
St. Louis Cardinals7Pittsburgh Pirates1BoxAndy BenesElmer Dessens(none)
San Francisco Giants4San Diego Padres8BoxBob TewksburyMark Leiter(none)

Standings as of 1996-07-04

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Yankees825032.610--4273864122-1828-14W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I804238.525
257Baltimore Orioles834637.5544.54864592720-2025-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards794237.532
31124Toronto Blue Jays843747.44014.0430456-2618-2519-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome783741.474
41327Boston Red Sox823448.41516.0460512-5212-2922-19L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan DuquetteFenway Park805129.638
51428Detroit Tigers852560.29426.5397602-20511-3414-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium772849.364
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Cleveland Indians845133.607--4874097825-1826-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field774829.623
246Chicago White Sox844836.5713.04874008721-2127-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II783741.474
3713Milwaukee Brewers834241.5068.54984643421-2221-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium793841.481
41017Minnesota Twins834043.48210.5446437919-2121-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome793841.481
51225Kansas City Royals853649.42415.5383439-5619-2317-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium763937.513
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Texas Rangers855035.588--5094159419-2231-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington774037.519
268Seattle Mariners824438.5374.55224794321-1723-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome794138.519
3814California Angels854243.4948.0416488-7215-2627-17L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiAnaheim Stadium762848.368
4916Oakland Athletics854144.4829.0468470-224-2317-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum773740.481
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves845232.619--42532010521-1631-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium784434.564
225Montreal Expos844836.5714.04193536621-2027-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium784038.513
41119New York Mets843945.46413.0376398-2217-2722-18W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McIlvaineShea Stadium783246.410
31020Florida Marlins843945.46413.0315341-2613-2826-17L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium784137.526
51426Philadelphia Phillies833548.42216.5342401-5917-2818-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium793247.405
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
139Houston Astros864640.535--4494262323-2223-18W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome763640.474
2410St. Louis Cardinals844440.5241.0393390321-2423-16W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II784434.564
3818Cincinnati Reds793841.4814.5360397-3719-2119-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenRiverfront Stadium834340.518
4921Chicago Cubs843945.4646.0380386-616-2523-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field783741.474
51323Pittsburgh Pirates843846.4527.0382425-4321-2117-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium783543.449
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
2512San Diego Padres864541.523--4033733023-1622-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersJack Murphy Stadium764630.605
1611Los Angeles Dodgers864541.523--3593451422-2423-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium764531.592
3715Colorado Rockies834142.4942.5507519-1214-2727-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field794237.532
41222San Francisco Giants833845.4585.5405441-3618-2220-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBob QuinnCandlestick Park793049.380


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Esteban German3B-2B17.190Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Marcel LongmireC-OF18.077signed 
Joel PeraltaP20.103Signed as nondrafted free agent by Athletics 
Darryl StrawberryRF-OF34.114Purchased by Yankees from St Paul (Northern).