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Thursday July 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.

1997 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
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Games on 1997-07-31

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Los Angeles Dodgers4Chicago Cubs1BoxChan Ho ParkTerry MulhollandTodd Worrell
Atlanta Braves0Florida Marlins1BoxTony SaundersPaul ByrdRobb Nen
San Diego Padres2Montreal Expos9BoxDustin HermansonSterling HitchcockMarc Valdes
St. Louis Cardinals1Philadelphia Phillies2BoxRicky BottalicoTony Fossas(none)
Colorado Rockies1Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxJason SchmidtRoger BaileyRich Loiselle
Chicago White Sox14Anaheim Angels12BoxCarlos CastilloMike HoltzMatt Karchner
Toronto Blue Jays2Detroit Tigers4BoxJustin ThompsonRobert PersonTodd Jones
Boston Red Sox2Kansas City Royals3BoxHector CarrascoHeathcliff Slocumb(none)
Seattle Mariners1Milwaukee Brewers2BoxBob WickmanJamie Moyer(none)
Baltimore Orioles4Oakland Athletics0BoxArmando BenitezDane Johnson(none)

Standings as of 1997-07-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1056738.638--54340314036-1831-20W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards573126.544
223New York Yankees1056144.5816.055943412529-2132-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I573522.614
3818Toronto Blue Jays1055055.47617.0401437-3625-2525-30L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome572631.456
4919Boston Red Sox1085157.47217.5587585224-2627-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park542727.500
51122Detroit Tigers1054956.46718.0530526420-2929-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium573027.526
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Cleveland Indians1025448.529--5445331126-2228-26L4T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field593227.542
2613Milwaukee Brewers1055352.5052.5454486-3219-3434-18W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium562531.446
3714Chicago White Sox1065353.5003.0526537-1125-2828-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II552728.491
41223Minnesota Twins1064858.4538.0518548-3024-2724-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome562036.357
51325Kansas City Royals1044460.42311.0473521-4821-3223-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium572334.404
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Seattle Mariners1076047.561--6225774531-2529-22L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome553025.545
247Anaheim Angels1086048.5560.55785294929-2931-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field542430.444
31020Texas Rangers1065056.4729.5512517-523-2927-27L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington562729.482
41427Oakland Athletics1104268.38219.5513640-12720-4022-28L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum522329.442
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1096940.633--55539715835-2134-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field533221.604
224Florida Marlins1066145.5756.54554253028-2633-19W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium563125.554
335New York Mets1066046.5667.55024515128-2932-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium562828.500
4712Montreal Expos1065551.51912.5475480-523-2932-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium562333.411
51428Philadelphia Phillies1053372.31434.0405615-21015-4218-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium573522.614
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
159Houston Astros1085949.546--4974395828-2731-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome542529.463
2815Pittsburgh Pirates1085355.4916.0460502-4228-3025-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium542628.481
31017St. Louis Cardinals1075156.4777.54484262222-3129-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II552233.400
41224Cincinnati Reds1054560.42912.5397499-10219-3326-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field573126.544
51326Chicago Cubs1094366.39416.5449504-5516-4127-25L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field532528.472
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
248San Francisco Giants1085949.546--495524-2925-2434-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point543123.574
1610Los Angeles Dodgers1085949.546--4814018023-2636-23W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium542925.537
3916San Diego Padres1085256.4817.0560599-3926-2426-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium542430.444
41121Colorado Rockies1095158.4688.5620624-422-3429-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field533221.604

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Wilson AlvarezP27.129Traded by White Sox with Roberto Hernandez and Danny Darwin to Giants for Ken Vining, Brian Manning, Bob Howry, Keith Foulke, Mike Caruso and Lorenzo Barcelo. 
Lorenzo BarceloP19.355Traded by Giants with Ken Vining, Brian Manning, Bob Howry, Keith Foulke and Mike Caruso to White Sox for Roberto Hernandez, Danny Darwin and Wilson Alvarez. 
Jeff Branson3B-2B30.186Traded by Reds with John Smiley to Indians for Scott Winchester, Damian Jackson, Danny Graves and Jim Crowell. 
Mike CarusoSS20.065Traded by Giants with Ken Vining, Brian Manning, Bob Howry, Keith Foulke and Lorenzo Barcelo to White Sox for Roberto Hernandez, Danny Darwin and Wilson Alvarez. 
Jim CrowellP23.078Traded by Indians with Scott Winchester, Damian Jackson and Danny Graves to Reds for John Smiley and Jeff Branson. 
Jose CruzRF23.103Traded by Mariners to Blue Jays for Mike Timlin and Paul Spoljaric. 
Danny DarwinP41.280Traded by White Sox with Roberto Hernandez and Wilson Alvarez to Giants for Ken Vining, Brian Manning, Bob Howry, Keith Foulke, Mike Caruso and Lorenzo Barcelo. 
Keith FoulkeP24.285Traded by Giants with Ken Vining, Brian Manning, Bob Howry, Mike Caruso and Lorenzo Barcelo to White Sox for Roberto Hernandez, Danny Darwin and Wilson Alvarez. 
Danny GravesP23.358Traded by Indians with Scott Winchester, Damian Jackson and Jim Crowell to Reds for John Smiley and Jeff Branson. 
Roberto HernandezP32.262Traded by White Sox with Danny Darwin and Wilson Alvarez to Giants for Ken Vining, Brian Manning, Bob Howry, Keith Foulke, Mike Caruso and Lorenzo Barcelo. 
Bob HowryP23.361Traded by Giants with Ken Vining, Brian Manning, Keith Foulke, Mike Caruso and Lorenzo Barcelo to White Sox for Roberto Hernandez, Danny Darwin and Wilson Alvarez. 
Damian Jackson2B-SS23.359Traded by Indians with Scott Winchester, Danny Graves and Jim Crowell to Reds for John Smiley and Jeff Branson. 
Mike JohnsonP21.302Traded by Orioles to Expos for Everett Stull. 
Jeff JudenP26.193Traded by Expos to Indians for Steve Kline. 
Steve KlineP24.343Traded by Indians to Expos for Jeff Juden. 
Derek LoweP24.060Traded by Mariners with Jason Varitek to Red Sox for Heathcliff Slocumb. 
Eric LudwickP25.230Traded by Cardinals with Blake Stein and T.J. Mathews to Athletics for Mark McGwire. 
T.J. MathewsP27.193Traded by Cardinals with Blake Stein and Eric Ludwick to Athletics for Mark McGwire. 
Mark McGwire1B33.304Traded by Athletics to Cardinals for Blake Stein, T.J. Mathews and Eric Ludwick. 
Heathcliff SlocumbP31.054Traded by Red Sox to Mariners for Jason Varitek and Derek Lowe. 
John SmileyP32.136Traded by Reds with Jeff Branson to Indians for Scott Winchester, Damian Jackson, Danny Graves and Jim Crowell. 
Paul SpoljaricP26.310Traded by Blue Jays with Mike Timlin to Mariners for Jose Cruz. 
Blake SteinP23.362Traded by Cardinals with T.J. Mathews and Eric Ludwick to Athletics for Mark McGwire. 
Dave StevensP27.149Claimed on waivers by Cubs from Twins. 
Mike TimlinP31.143Traded by Blue Jays with Paul Spoljaric to Mariners for Jose Cruz. 
Jason VaritekC25.111Traded by Mariners with Derek Lowe to Red Sox for Heathcliff Slocumb. 
Ken ViningP22.238Traded by Giants with Brian Manning, Bob Howry, Keith Foulke, Mike Caruso and Lorenzo Barcelo to White Sox for Roberto Hernandez, Danny Darwin and Wilson Alvarez. 
Trevor WilsonP31.054Signed as Free Agent by Angels. 
Scott WinchesterP24.102Traded by Indians with Damian Jackson, Danny Graves and Jim Crowell to Reds for John Smiley and Jeff Branson.