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Wednesday July 2,1997This 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 1997-07-02

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals2Chicago Cubs3BoxKevin FosterKevin AppierMel Rojas
Milwaukee Brewers4Cincinnati Reds7BoxBrett TomkoBen McDonaldScott Sullivan
Cleveland Indians2Houston Astros6BoxMike HamptonOrel Hershiser(none)
Chicago White Sox1Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxJason SchmidtJaime Navarro(none)
Seattle Mariners5San Diego Padres8BoxJoey HamiltonJeff Fassero(none)
Oakland Athletics8San Francisco Giants1BoxDane JohnsonKirk RueterBuddy Groom
Minnesota Twins1St. Louis Cardinals2BoxMark PetkovsekEddie Guardado(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers5Anaheim Angels4BoxScott RadinskyTroy PercivalTodd Worrell
Philadelphia Phillies6Baltimore Orioles10BoxArthur RhodesJerry Spradlin(none)
Florida Marlins3Boston Red Sox2BoxKevin BrownTom GordonRobb Nen
New York Mets7Detroit Tigers9BoxWillie BlairDave MlickiTodd Jones
Atlanta Braves2New York Yankees0BoxGreg MadduxDwight Gooden(none)
Colorado Rockies1Texas Rangers9BoxJohn BurkettJohn Thomson(none)
Montreal Expos6Toronto Blue Jays7BoxMike TimlinAnthony Telford(none)

Standings as of 1997-07-02

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles805327.663--41429611828-1425-13W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards824537.549
235New York Yankees814635.5687.54363587823-1723-18L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I815031.617
3817Toronto Blue Jays793841.48114.5312337-2520-1418-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome833845.458
4919Detroit Tigers803842.47515.04203794115-2123-21W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium824141.500
51222Boston Red Sox823745.45117.0448466-1818-2119-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park804139.513
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Cleveland Indians774136.532--4364132320-2021-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field844539.536
2714Chicago White Sox814041.4943.0400410-1017-2323-18L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II804040.500
31020Milwaukee Brewers793742.4685.0358390-3212-3025-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium824141.500
41121Kansas City Royals793643.4566.0363378-1517-2219-21L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium823151.378
51325Minnesota Twins813546.4328.0394428-3416-2219-24L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome813348.407
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Seattle Mariners834835.578--4904454524-1724-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome794237.532
2510Anaheim Angels824240.5125.54204101019-2523-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field804238.525
3615Texas Rangers814041.4947.0391392-118-2122-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington813744.457
41426Oakland Athletics853649.42413.0416504-8817-3019-19W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum772948.377
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves835429.651--42229013229-1625-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field794732.595
223Florida Marlins824933.5984.53493183125-2024-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium804337.538
347Montreal Expos824636.5617.53763502617-2129-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium803248.400
458New York Mets824537.5498.53893503921-2224-15L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium804337.538
51428Philadelphia Phillies812358.28430.0286470-18410-3413-24L9T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium814536.556
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1712St. Louis Cardinals824141.500--3523143817-2624-15W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II803248.400
2916Houston Astros844143.4881.0367366119-2522-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome784335.551
31018Pittsburgh Pirates823943.4762.0343381-3819-2220-21W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium804040.500
41224Cincinnati Reds823646.4395.0318392-7414-2522-21W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field804040.500
51327Chicago Cubs833449.4107.5344372-2812-3222-17W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field793445.430
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136San Francisco Giants834736.566--364396-3221-1626-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point794336.544
2611Colorado Rockies844341.5124.54974752220-2423-17L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field784038.513
3813Los Angeles Dodgers834142.4946.03403211914-2227-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium794732.595
41123San Diego Padres833746.44610.0423467-4418-2119-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium793940.494


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jeff Bailey1B18.225signed 
Juan Camacho3B16.170Signed as nondrafted free agent by Yankees 
Jose CastilloP20.020Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Alejandro FernandezC16.195Signed as nondrafted free agent by Yankees 
Marcos SandovalP16.185Signed as nondrafted free agent by Blue Jays