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Thursday May 8,1997This 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 1997-05-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Pittsburgh Pirates10Colorado Rockies8BoxEsteban LoaizaJamey WrightRich Loiselle
Atlanta Braves1Florida Marlins5BoxTony SaundersTom Glavine(none)
New York Mets2Houston Astros4BoxMike HamptonRick ReedBilly Wagner
Chicago Cubs6San Diego Padres2BoxTerry MulhollandFernando Valenzuela(none)
Philadelphia Phillies2St. Louis Cardinals6BoxAndy BenesMike Mimbs(none)
Seattle Mariners3Baltimore Orioles13BoxMike MussinaRandy Johnson(none)
Minnesota Twins10Boston Red Sox7BoxRich RobertsonRich GarcesRick Aguilera
Oakland Athletics6Chicago White Sox10BoxJames BaldwinMike Mohler(none)
Toronto Blue Jays4Cleveland Indians3BoxJuan GuzmanChad OgeaPaul Quantrill
Kansas City Royals4Detroit Tigers0BoxTim BelcherBrian Moehler(none)
Texas Rangers4New York Yankees5BoxAndy PettitteDarren OliverMariano Rivera

Standings as of 1997-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles31229.710--182115678-414-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1317655.580
238New York Yankees341915.5594.5204146589-810-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1287751.602
3614Toronto Blue Jays311615.5166.0118121-37-79-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1316071.458
4919Boston Red Sox321517.4697.5183164198-97-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1306367.485
51323Detroit Tigers331320.39410.0161173-126-127-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1296663.512
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1513Milwaukee Brewers291514.517--145154-95-910-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1326369.477
2816Cleveland Indians311615.516--19619067-79-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1307060.538
3715Kansas City Royals311615.516--144146-210-76-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1305179.392
41222Minnesota Twins341420.4123.5158199-418-126-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1285474.422
51425Chicago White Sox301119.3674.5132158-264-87-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1316962.527
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Seattle Mariners321913.594--192188410-59-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1307159.546
2412Texas Rangers301614.5332.013813087-89-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1326171.462
31020Anaheim Angels301416.4674.0142158-167-97-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1327062.530
41121Oakland Athletics341519.4415.0153206-537-138-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1285078.391
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves332310.697--158946410-613-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1297851.605
269Montreal Expos311714.5485.0168147218-109-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1316170.466
3711Florida Marlins331815.5455.012511964-1114-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1297455.574
41018New York Mets341618.4717.5156135218-108-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1287256.563
51326Philadelphia Phillies321022.31312.5116173-577-133-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1305872.446
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
157Houston Astros341915.559--139119207-712-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1286563.508
2810Pittsburgh Pirates331815.5450.5129144-1512-96-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1296168.473
3917St. Louis Cardinals331617.4852.5127117105-1211-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1295772.442
41227Cincinnati Reds321022.3138.0112186-745-155-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1306664.508
51428Chicago Cubs32923.2819.0121161-405-154-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1305971.454
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Colorado Rockies322111.656--220175459-412-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1306268.477
234San Francisco Giants311912.6131.5111120-98-411-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1317160.542
346Los Angeles Dodgers311813.5812.5116105116-512-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1317061.534
41124San Diego Padres311219.3878.5124127-34-78-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1316467.489


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jason JacomeP26.165Claimed on waivers by Indians from Royals. 
Rusty MeachamP29.102Signed as Free Agent by Red Sox.