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Friday July 4,1997This 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 1997-07-04

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cincinnati Reds4Houston Astros2BoxMike MorganTommy GreeneJeff Shaw
Atlanta Braves6Montreal Expos3BoxBrad ClontzUgueth UrbinaMark Wohlers
Florida Marlins2New York Mets6BoxRick ReedAl LeiterGreg McMichael
Chicago Cubs9Philadelphia Phillies3BoxTerry MulhollandScott RuffcornKent Bottenfield
Los Angeles Dodgers5San Diego Padres2BoxPedro AstacioDanny JacksonTodd Worrell
Colorado Rockies0San Francisco Giants4BoxShawn EstesJamey WrightRod Beck
Pittsburgh Pirates7St. Louis Cardinals5BoxMarc WilkinsDennis EckersleyRich Loiselle
Seattle Mariners7Anaheim Angels3BoxRandy JohnsonDennis Springer(none)
Boston Red Sox5Chicago White Sox6BoxRoberto HernandezHeathcliff Slocumb(none)
Kansas City Royals6Cleveland Indians7BoxBrian AndersonHipolito PichardoMichael Jackson
Baltimore Orioles4Detroit Tigers3BoxArthur RhodesGreg KeagleRandy Myers
Baltimore Orioles8Detroit Tigers11BoxJose BautistaAlan MillsTodd Jones
Minnesota Twins13Milwaukee Brewers1BoxDave StevensScott Karl(none)
Oakland Athletics6Texas Rangers7BoxKen HillSteve KarsayJohn Wetteland
New York Yankees0Toronto Blue Jays1BoxKelvim EscobarDavid Cone(none)

Standings as of 1997-07-04

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles835528.663--43631112530-1525-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards794336.544
236New York Yankees834736.5668.04393607924-1823-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I794930.620
3817Toronto Blue Jays813942.48115.0314340-2620-1419-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome813744.457
4919Detroit Tigers833944.47016.04354013415-2124-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium794039.506
51121Boston Red Sox843846.45217.5457473-1619-2219-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park784038.513
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Cleveland Indians784236.538--4434192420-2022-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field834439.530
2714Chicago White Sox834142.4943.5407419-1217-2324-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II783939.500
31020Milwaukee Brewers813744.4576.5364411-4712-3025-14L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium804139.513
41223Kansas City Royals803644.4507.0369385-1617-2319-21L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium813150.383
51325Minnesota Twins833746.4467.5415434-1918-2219-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome793148.392
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Seattle Mariners854936.576--5054584725-1824-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome774136.532
2510Texas Rangers834241.5066.0406401518-2124-20W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington793544.443
3613Anaheim Angels844242.5006.5425425019-2523-17L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field784236.538
41427Oakland Athletics873651.41414.0426517-9117-3219-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum752946.387
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves855629.659--44329514831-1625-13W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field774532.584
223Florida Marlins845034.5955.53613283326-2124-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium784236.538
357Montreal Expos844638.5489.53813711017-2129-17L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium783246.410
448New York Mets844638.5489.53993623721-2225-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium784236.538
51428Philadelphia Phillies832360.27732.0293484-19110-3413-26L11T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium794534.570
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1815Pittsburgh Pirates844143.488--356390-3421-2220-21W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium783840.487
2916St. Louis Cardinals844143.488--3613273417-2624-17L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II783246.410
31018Houston Astros864145.4771.0372374-219-2522-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome764333.566
41122Cincinnati Reds843846.4523.0326397-7116-2522-21W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field783840.487
51326Chicago Cubs853649.4245.5358379-2114-3222-17W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field773245.416
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134San Francisco Giants854936.576--374400-2621-1628-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point774136.532
2611Los Angeles Dodgers854342.5066.03533252816-2227-20W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium774532.584
3712Colorado Rockies864343.5006.55004871320-2623-17L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field764036.526
41224San Diego Padres853847.44711.0435480-4518-2120-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium773839.494


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Oscar AlvarezP16.290Signed as nondrafted free agent by Indians 
Juan CruzP18.262Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Alex HerreraP20.241Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Derrick TurnbowP19.160signed