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Friday May 16,1997This 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 1997-05-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
St. Louis Cardinals0Atlanta Braves1BoxJoe BorowskiJohn Frascatore(none)
San Diego Padres7Chicago Cubs16BoxKevin FosterTim Worrell(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers2Cincinnati Reds4BoxMike MorganChan Ho ParkJeff Shaw
San Francisco Giants13Montreal Expos14BoxUgueth UrbinaRod Beck(none)
Colorado Rockies2New York Mets1BoxMike MunozGreg McMichaelBruce Ruffin
Houston Astros12Philadelphia Phillies7BoxChris HoltMark Leiter(none)
Florida Marlins3Pittsburgh Pirates1BoxAlex FernandezJon LieberRobb Nen
Milwaukee Brewers1Anaheim Angels5BoxChuck FinleyBen McDonald(none)
Detroit Tigers10Kansas City Royals2BoxJustin ThompsonJose Rosado(none)
Boston Red Sox5Minnesota Twins11BoxScott AldredChris Hammond(none)
Chicago White Sox6Oakland Athletics2BoxWilson AlvarezWillie AdamsRoberto Hernandez
Baltimore Orioles6Seattle Mariners3BoxScott EricksonDennis Martinez(none)
New York Yankees0Texas Rangers6BoxJulio SantanaDavid WellsDanny Patterson
Cleveland Indians2Toronto Blue Jays5BoxRoger ClemensOrel HershiserMike Timlin

Standings as of 1997-05-16

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles392613.667--2201477311-615-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1237251.585
226New York Yankees412417.5853.02421727012-912-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1217249.595
3511Toronto Blue Jays382117.5534.5145148-311-910-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1245569.444
41020Detroit Tigers401723.4259.520320037-1310-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1226260.508
51323Boston Red Sox381523.39510.5202214-128-127-11L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1246361.508
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1613Kansas City Royals382018.526--182180211-99-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1234776.382
2715Milwaukee Brewers371918.5140.5179191-125-1214-6L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1245965.476
3918Cleveland Indians381820.4742.0218223-59-129-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1236855.553
41121Chicago White Sox381622.4214.0184211-276-1110-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1236459.520
51424Minnesota Twins411625.3905.5195236-418-128-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1215269.430
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
139Texas Rangers382216.579--1811621910-812-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1245569.444
2410Seattle Mariners402317.575--233228513-710-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1226755.549
3816Anaheim Angels381919.5003.0189195-67-1212-7W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1246559.524
41222Oakland Athletics421725.4057.0187253-667-1610-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1204872.400
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves402713.675--1941256913-714-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1227448.607
234Florida Marlins402416.6003.0165141247-1117-5W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1226854.557
357Montreal Expos382216.5794.0214187279-1213-4W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1245668.452
4917New York Mets402020.5007.01791483111-109-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1226854.557
51226Philadelphia Phillies391425.35912.5142214-727-137-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1235469.439
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1712Houston Astros412219.537--1681521610-1112-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1216259.512
2814Pittsburgh Pirates402119.5250.5165187-2212-99-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1225864.475
31019St. Louis Cardinals391722.4364.014814266-1411-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1235667.455
41327Chicago Cubs391326.3338.0163195-326-177-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1235568.447
51428Cincinnati Reds391227.3089.0137214-776-176-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1236459.520
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123San Francisco Giants382315.605--157157010-613-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1246757.540
245Colorado Rockies392316.5900.52502084211-912-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1236063.488
368Los Angeles Dodgers382216.5791.0137124138-714-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1246658.532
41125San Diego Padres381424.3689.0159184-254-1110-13L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1246262.500


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Victor AlvarezP20.189Signed as nondrafted free agent by Dodgers 
Drew Beuerlein1B9.124Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Francisco MaderoP18.130Signed as nondrafted free agent by Dodgers 
Gregg OlsonP30.217Released by Twins. 
Saul Soto1B18.278Signed as nondrafted free agent by Dodgers 
Marcus ThamesLF20.071signed