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Saturday May 31,1997This 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 1997-05-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
San Francisco Giants6Atlanta Braves4BoxJim PooleJoe BorowskiRod Beck
Cincinnati Reds4Chicago Cubs7BoxKevin FosterMike MorganMel Rojas
Colorado Rockies8Florida Marlins4BoxKevin RitzKevin BrownMike DeJean
San Diego Padres12Houston Astros5BoxSterling HitchcockShane ReynoldsPete Smith
Philadelphia Phillies3New York Mets10BoxArmando ReynosoMark Leiter(none)
Montreal Expos4Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxDustin HermansonEsteban LoaizaUgueth Urbina
Los Angeles Dodgers3St. Louis Cardinals6BoxTodd StottlemyreIsmael ValdezDennis Eckersley
Minnesota Twins3Anaheim Angels5BoxChuck FinleyScott AldredTroy Percival
Cleveland Indians5Baltimore Orioles8BoxShawn BoskieJose MesaRandy Myers
New York Yankees7Boston Red Sox2BoxAndy PettitteTim Wakefield(none)
Chicago White Sox3Milwaukee Brewers4BoxBen McDonaldJaime NavarroDoug Jones
Toronto Blue Jays13Oakland Athletics3BoxRoger ClemensDave Telgheder(none)
Detroit Tigers4Seattle Mariners2BoxOmar OlivaresBob WolcottTodd Jones
Kansas City Royals1Texas Rangers3BoxJulio SantanaKevin AppierJohn Wetteland

Standings as of 1997-05-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles513615.706--2901949617-819-7W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1116249.559
2410New York Yankees542925.5378.52982405816-1113-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1086741.620
3612Toronto Blue Jays512625.51010.0202224-2214-1012-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1115061.450
4918Detroit Tigers522527.48111.52672412611-1514-12W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1105456.491
51222Boston Red Sox512229.43114.0265277-1211-1611-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1115655.505
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Cleveland Indians512724.529--2912751613-1514-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1105951.536
2813Milwaukee Brewers502525.5001.5242246-48-1817-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1115358.477
41020Kansas City Royals512328.4514.0226250-2412-1311-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1104466.400
31121Chicago White Sox512328.4514.0260276-169-1414-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1105753.518
51323Minnesota Twins542331.4265.5261310-4910-1413-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1084563.417
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126Texas Rangers522923.558--2542401413-1216-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1104862.436
239Anaheim Angels522824.5381.02822661611-1517-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1105654.509
3715Seattle Mariners542727.5003.0318328-1016-1211-15L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1086345.583
41426Oakland Athletics562234.3939.0268357-8911-2011-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1064363.406
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves533617.679--2611728916-920-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1096544.596
234Florida Marlins523121.5964.52301943612-1319-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1106149.555
345New York Mets533023.5666.02541866816-1314-10W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1095851.532
468Montreal Expos522824.5387.5264255910-1518-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1105060.455
51428Philadelphia Phillies531934.35817.0185292-1079-1910-15L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1094960.450
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1816Pittsburgh Pirates532627.491--218245-2715-1211-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1095356.486
2917Houston Astros542628.4810.5233228512-1714-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1085850.537
31019St. Louis Cardinals522428.4621.5208198109-1915-9W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1104961.445
41225Chicago Cubs532132.3965.0223243-209-2012-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1094762.431
51327Cincinnati Reds542034.3706.5201271-708-2012-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1085652.519
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123San Francisco Giants523121.596--217227-1013-918-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1105951.536
257Colorado Rockies532924.5472.53212922914-1515-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1095455.495
3714Los Angeles Dodgers522626.5005.018818269-1517-11L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1106248.564
41124San Diego Padres522230.4239.0243261-188-1314-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1105456.491