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Saturday August 31,1996This 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.

1996 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
Games -- Standings -- Transactions

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Month Day Year

Games on 1996-08-31

TopPREV   NEXT
Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees14California Angels3BoxJimmy KeyJason Dickson(none)
Kansas City Royals3Detroit Tigers1BoxDoug LintonFelipe LiraJeff Montgomery
Minnesota Twins2Milwaukee Brewers3BoxDoug JonesRich RobertsonMike Fetters
Boston Red Sox0Oakland Athletics8BoxWillie AdamsTim Wakefield(none)
Baltimore Orioles7Seattle Mariners6BoxScott EricksonChris BosioArmando Benitez
Cleveland Indians3Texas Rangers6BoxDarren OliverJack McDowellEd Vosberg
Chicago White Sox5Toronto Blue Jays1BoxWilson AlvarezHuck Flener(none)
Atlanta Braves0Chicago Cubs12BoxFrank CastilloDenny NeagleTerry Adams
Florida Marlins8Cincinnati Reds22BoxKevin JarvisKurt Miller(none)
San Diego Padres2Montreal Expos4BoxOmar DaalBob TewksburyMel Rojas
San Francisco Giants2New York Mets7BoxRobert PersonTim ScottDoug Henry
Los Angeles Dodgers11Philadelphia Phillies7BoxIsmael ValdezCurt SchillingAntonio Osuna
Houston Astros5Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxXavier HernandezJohn EricksJohn Hudek
Colorado Rockies1St. Louis Cardinals2BoxAndy BenesRoger BaileyDennis Eckersley

Standings as of 1996-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134New York Yankees1357659.563--7096802934-3342-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I271611.593
249Baltimore Orioles1367363.5373.58067673936-2936-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards261511.577
3714Boston Red Sox1366967.5077.5768779-1129-3840-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan DuquetteFenway Park261610.615
41121Toronto Blue Jays1366373.46313.5676710-3433-3730-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome261115.423
51428Detroit Tigers1364987.36027.5665919-25422-4927-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium26422.154
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Cleveland Indians1358055.593--79065613442-2938-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field26197.731
2510Chicago White Sox1377364.5338.07616679437-3436-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II251213.480
3817Minnesota Twins1366769.49313.5763762134-3233-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome261115.423
4918Milwaukee Brewers1376671.48215.0765760533-3533-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium251411.560
51323Kansas City Royals1376275.45319.0634666-3233-3529-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium241311.542
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Texas Rangers1367759.566--80166213932-3545-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington261313.500
2612Seattle Mariners1357065.5196.58337745935-3035-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome261511.577
31019Oakland Athletics1386672.47812.0733758-2534-3632-36W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum241212.500
41222California Angels1366274.45615.0668812-14425-4237-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiAnaheim Stadium25817.320
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves1358451.622--65950915036-2848-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium271215.444
258Montreal Expos1347262.53711.56395786132-3440-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium281612.571
31020Florida Marlins1366571.47819.5576622-4623-4542-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium261511.577
41124New York Mets1366076.44124.5640664-2425-4435-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium261115.423
51427Philadelphia Phillies1365482.39730.5542682-14027-4527-37L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium261313.500
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Houston Astros1377463.540--666665134-3540-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome25817.320
2611St. Louis Cardinals1367165.5222.56286052334-3437-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II26179.654
3815Chicago Cubs1346767.5005.56616204129-3538-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field28919.321
4916Cincinnati Reds1356768.4966.0652672-2033-3634-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenRiverfront Stadium271413.519
51326Pittsburgh Pirates1355679.41517.0609709-10028-3928-40L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium271710.630
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125San Diego Padres1377661.555--6695749538-3038-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersJack Murphy Stadium251510.600
236Los Angeles Dodgers1357461.5481.05855602537-3337-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium271611.593
3713Colorado Rockies1377067.5116.0825823223-4547-22L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field251312.520
41225San Francisco Giants1335875.43616.0628696-6826-4032-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBob QuinnCandlestick Park291019.345

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jeromy BurnitzRF27.138Traded by Indians to Brewers for Kevin Seitzer. 
Dave ClarkRF-LF33.362Traded by Pirates to Dodgers for Carl South. 
Marvin FreemanP33.143Claimed on waivers by White Sox from Rockies. 
Boi Rodriguez3B30.139Released by Royals 
Kevin Seitzer3B-1B34.158Traded by Brewers to Indians for Jeromy Burnitz. 
Don SlaughtC37.354Traded by Angels to White Sox. 
Lino UrdanetaP16.285Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers.