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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 1997-08-02

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Los Angeles Dodgers1Chicago Cubs5BoxKevin TapaniTom Candiotti(none)
San Francisco Giants1Cincinnati Reds5BoxBrett TomkoMark Gardner(none)
Atlanta Braves4Florida Marlins2BoxDenny NeagleAl LeiterMark Wohlers
New York Mets0Houston Astros6BoxMike HamptonBobby Jones(none)
San Diego Padres0Montreal Expos6BoxCarlos PerezPete Smith(none)
St. Louis Cardinals2Philadelphia Phillies1BoxTodd StottlemyreMatt BeechDennis Eckersley
Colorado Rockies5Pittsburgh Pirates6BoxFrancisco CordovaBill SwiftRich Loiselle
Chicago White Sox2Anaheim Angels5BoxDennis SpringerChris ClemonsTroy Percival
Toronto Blue Jays7Detroit Tigers8BoxDoug BrocailPaul QuantrillTodd Jones
Boston Red Sox3Kansas City Royals10BoxTim BelcherAaron Sele(none)
Seattle Mariners14Milwaukee Brewers4BoxJeff FasseroSteve Woodard(none)
Minnesota Twins5New York Yankees4BoxGreg SwindellDavid ConeRick Aguilera
Baltimore Orioles13Oakland Athletics3BoxMike MussinaCarlos Reyes(none)
Cleveland Indians7Texas Rangers3BoxJohn SmileyBobby Witt(none)

Standings as of 1997-08-02

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1076839.636--55740814937-1931-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards553025.545
223New York Yankees1076245.5796.057144212929-2133-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I553421.618
3818Toronto Blue Jays1075156.47717.0415450-3526-2625-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome552530.455
4919Boston Red Sox1105258.47317.5600598225-2727-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park522626.500
51021Detroit Tigers1075057.46718.0543540320-2930-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium552926.527
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Cleveland Indians1045648.538--5595411828-2228-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field573027.526
2613Milwaukee Brewers1075453.5053.5466503-3719-3435-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium542430.444
3715Chicago White Sox1085355.4915.0529551-2225-3028-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II532726.509
41223Minnesota Twins1084959.4549.0526560-3425-2824-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome541935.352
51325Kansas City Royals1064561.42512.0486534-4821-3224-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium552233.400
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Anaheim Angels1106248.564--5925326029-2933-19W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field522230.423
247Seattle Mariners1096148.5600.56395895032-2629-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome532924.547
31122Texas Rangers1085058.46311.0520532-1223-2927-29L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington542727.500
41427Oakland Athletics1124369.38420.0518654-13620-4023-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum502228.440
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1117041.631--56140215936-2234-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field513120.608
224Florida Marlins1086246.5746.54604312928-2634-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium543024.556
335New York Mets1086147.5657.55104624829-3032-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium542727.500
4712Montreal Expos1085652.51912.5483488-523-2933-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium542232.407
51428Philadelphia Phillies1073473.31834.0410618-20815-4219-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium553421.618
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
159Houston Astros1106050.545--5084476128-2732-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome522428.462
2814Pittsburgh Pirates1105456.4916.0472514-4228-3026-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium522527.481
31017St. Louis Cardinals1095257.4777.54514312023-3229-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II532132.396
41224Cincinnati Reds1074661.43012.5409508-9919-3327-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field553025.545
51326Chicago Cubs1114467.39616.5463518-5516-4128-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field512427.471
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
248San Francisco Giants1106050.545--504536-3226-2534-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point523022.577
1610Los Angeles Dodgers1106050.545--4954158024-2736-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium522824.538
3916San Diego Padres1105357.4827.0568607-3927-2526-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium522329.442
41120Colorado Rockies1115259.4688.5632636-423-3529-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field513120.608


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Over AlcantaraP16.325Signed as nondrafted free agent by Marlins 
Jose BautistaSS18.057Signed as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Mike BrunetP20.150signed