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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 1997-08-12

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Pittsburgh Pirates5Atlanta Braves2BoxClint SodowskyMark WohlersRich Loiselle
Philadelphia Phillies5Colorado Rockies0BoxMatt BeechJohn Thomson(none)
Florida Marlins2Houston Astros13BoxMike HamptonAl Leiter(none)
Chicago Cubs4Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxMark ClarkHideo NomoTerry Adams
Montreal Expos4San Diego Padres6BoxDoug BochtlerRick DeHartTrevor Hoffman
Cincinnati Reds3San Francisco Giants7BoxWilson AlvarezBrett TomkoRoberto Hernandez
New York Mets2St. Louis Cardinals5BoxAndy BenesDave MlickiDennis Eckersley
Oakland Athletics0Baltimore Orioles8BoxScott EricksonCarlos Reyes(none)
Texas Rangers12Boston Red Sox2BoxBobby WittAaron Sele(none)
Anaheim Angels5Chicago White Sox8BoxJaime NavarroJason DicksonTony Castillo
Detroit Tigers4Cleveland Indians7BoxEric PlunkGreg KeagleJose Mesa
Kansas City Royals6New York Yankees4BoxMike PerezDavid ConeJeff Montgomery
Milwaukee Brewers5Seattle Mariners3BoxSteve WoodardJeff FasseroDoug Jones
Minnesota Twins1Toronto Blue Jays9BoxRoger ClemensShane Bowers(none)

Standings as of 1997-08-12

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1147341.640--59242916341-2132-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards482523.521
223New York Yankees1176948.5905.562148213935-2334-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I452718.600
3816Toronto Blue Jays1175760.48717.5465483-1827-2830-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome451926.422
4917Boston Red Sox1205862.48318.06636521129-2829-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park422022.476
51121Detroit Tigers1175562.47019.5584587-323-3332-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium452421.533
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Cleveland Indians1145955.518--6055901529-2630-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field472720.574
2613Chicago White Sox1165759.4913.0552574-2228-3429-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II452322.511
3715Milwaukee Brewers1175760.4873.5511556-4522-4035-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium442123.477
41224Minnesota Twins1185167.43210.0568623-5525-3026-37L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome441727.386
51325Kansas City Royals1154966.42610.5526577-5123-3426-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium461828.391
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Anaheim Angels1186652.559--6265705629-3037-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field441826.409
246Seattle Mariners1186652.559--6776166133-2633-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome442420.545
31018Texas Rangers1195762.4799.5581596-1528-3029-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington432023.465
41427Oakland Athletics1204773.39220.0543692-14920-4127-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum421824.429
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1217546.620--59643715937-2438-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field412615.634
224Florida Marlins1186850.5765.55074743331-3037-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium442420.545
348New York Mets1186553.5518.55555124329-3236-21L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium442321.523
4712Montreal Expos1176057.51313.0519528-924-3036-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium451827.400
51428Philadelphia Phillies1164175.35331.5458643-18518-4323-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium462719.587
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
159Houston Astros1206555.542--5674937431-3234-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome421923.452
2814Pittsburgh Pirates1195861.4876.5515564-4929-3329-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium432122.488
31122St. Louis Cardinals1185464.45810.0474471323-3731-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II441925.432
41223Cincinnati Reds1175166.43612.5456558-10220-3431-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field452520.556
51326Chicago Cubs1204872.40017.0495555-6017-4231-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field422022.476
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137San Francisco Giants1206753.558--561567-632-2735-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point422319.548
2610Los Angeles Dodgers1196455.5382.55324557727-3137-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium432419.558
3919San Diego Padres1195762.4799.5601651-5030-2927-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium431924.442
41020Colorado Rockies1205763.47510.0672687-1525-3832-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field422616.619


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Rick HellingP26.240Traded by Marlins to Rangers for Ed Vosberg. 
Otis NixonCF-OF38.215Traded by Blue Jays to Dodgers for Bobby Cripps. 
Ed VosbergP35.318Traded by Rangers to Marlins for Rick Helling.