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Thursday April 17,1997This 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 1997-04-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
St. Louis Cardinals1Florida Marlins2BoxMark HuttonMark Petkovsek(none)
Cincinnati Reds2Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxEsteban LoaizaMike MorganJohn Ericks
Cleveland Indians4Boston Red Sox3BoxSteve KlineRicky TrlicekJose Mesa
Baltimore Orioles1Chicago White Sox0BoxMike MussinaDanny DarwinRandy Myers
Seattle Mariners8Detroit Tigers6BoxJeff FasseroJose BautistaNorm Charlton
Texas Rangers5Kansas City Royals1BoxDarren OliverTim Belcher(none)
New York Yankees4Milwaukee Brewers5BoxBob WickmanGraeme Lloyd(none)
Anaheim Angels3Minnesota Twins4BoxGreg SwindellMike James(none)
Oakland Athletics4Toronto Blue Jays5BoxPaul QuantrillBuddy GroomMike Timlin

Standings as of 1997-04-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles13103.769--6549164-36-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1498861.591
2513Boston Red Sox1587.5333.09167244-44-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1477077.476
3714Toronto Blue Jays1266.5003.54838102-14-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1507080.467
41018Detroit Tigers1679.4384.595104-93-54-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1467274.493
51322New York Yankees15510.3336.0787174-61-4L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1479156.619
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138Milwaukee Brewers1174.636--413472-25-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1507179.473
2612Minnesota Twins1587.5331.07383-102-56-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1476087.408
3916Kansas City Royals1367.4622.0565514-32-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1486187.412
41120Cleveland Indians1468.4292.586100-145-51-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1478067.544
51424Chicago White Sox14410.2864.56075-152-52-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1477671.517
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
127Seattle Mariners15105.667--938586-14-4W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1478067.544
2411Texas Rangers1275.5831.5494633-34-2W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1507080.467
3815Oakland Athletics1578.4673.06377-142-55-3L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1475889.395
41219Anaheim Angels1468.4293.57387-143-33-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1487870.527
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves14113.786--7138333-28-1W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1489058.608
245Florida Marlins14104.7141.05843153-27-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1488266.554
3921Montreal Expos1257.4175.05874-162-43-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1507377.487
41126New York Mets14410.2867.04758-113-61-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1488464.568
51327Philadelphia Phillies13310.2317.53059-293-60-4L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1496584.436
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1710Houston Astros1596.600--6050103-46-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1477572.510
2817Pittsburgh Pirates1367.4622.04458-144-42-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1497376.490
31023Cincinnati Reds15510.3334.05397-441-84-2L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1477176.483
41225St. Louis Cardinals14410.2864.54250-81-83-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1486979.466
51428Chicago Cubs12012.0007.53164-330-60-6L12T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1506882.453
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133Colorado Rockies13103.769--10563426-24-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1497376.490
224San Francisco Giants13103.769--5641155-05-3W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1498069.537
356Los Angeles Dodgers1394.6921.05436183-16-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1497970.530
469San Diego Padres1385.6152.06341223-15-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1496881.456


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Hensley MeulensLF29.299Signed as Free Agent by Expos. 
Greg MorrisonOF21.054Signed by Blue Jays 
Todd Van PoppelP25.130Signed as Free Agent by Royals.