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Sunday August 17,1997This 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 1997-08-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Mets4Colorado Rockies6BoxJohn ThomsonDave MlickiJerry DiPoto
Pittsburgh Pirates2Florida Marlins10BoxKevin BrownSteve Cooke(none)
Philadelphia Phillies6Houston Astros11BoxTom MartinWayne GomesRuss Springer
Cincinnati Reds5Los Angeles Dodgers0BoxBrett TomkoHideo Nomo(none)
Chicago Cubs6San Diego Padres5BoxMark ClarkPaul MenhartTerry Adams
Montreal Expos6San Francisco Giants8BoxDoug HenryJose PaniaguaRod Beck
Atlanta Braves1St. Louis Cardinals3BoxCurtis KingDenny NeagleDennis Eckersley
Anaheim Angels4Baltimore Orioles5BoxArmando BenitezShigetoshi Hasegawa(none)
Minnesota Twins5Boston Red Sox10BoxAaron SeleBob Tewksbury(none)
Seattle Mariners5Chicago White Sox3BoxJeff FasseroJaime Navarro(none)
Seattle Mariners2Chicago White Sox4BoxMike SirotkaOmar OlivaresMatt Karchner
Toronto Blue Jays10Cleveland Indians5BoxRoger ClemensJaret Wright(none)
Kansas City Royals4Detroit Tigers8BoxGreg KeagleJose Rosado(none)
Oakland Athletics2Milwaukee Brewers5BoxSteve WoodardAriel PrietoDoug Jones
Texas Rangers0New York Yankees8BoxRamiro MendozaBobby Witt(none)

Standings as of 1997-08-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1197643.639--61645715941-2135-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards432221.512
223New York Yankees1227349.5984.565850015835-2338-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I402317.575
3613Boston Red Sox1256263.49617.07026732929-2833-35W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park371621.432
4816Toronto Blue Jays1215962.48818.0486503-1728-3031-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome411724.415
51121Detroit Tigers1235766.46321.0611622-1124-3533-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium392217.564
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Cleveland Indians1206357.525--6476232429-2634-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field412318.561
2715Milwaukee Brewers1215962.4884.5526573-4722-4037-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium401921.475
3919Chicago White Sox1225963.4845.0581617-3628-3431-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II392118.538
41224Kansas City Royals1205169.42512.0545608-6325-3726-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium411625.390
51325Minnesota Twins1235172.41513.5584659-7525-3526-37L9T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome391722.436
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Seattle Mariners1236954.561--7066367036-2833-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome392118.538
247Anaheim Angels1236855.5531.06515945731-3337-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field391623.410
31020Texas Rangers1235964.48010.0598620-2230-3229-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington391821.462
41427Oakland Athletics1255075.40020.0577716-13923-4327-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum371522.405
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1257649.608--60544815738-2638-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field372512.676
224Florida Marlins1227151.5823.55364973932-3039-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium402119.525
348New York Mets1236756.5458.05775374031-3536-21L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium392118.538
4712Montreal Expos1226161.50013.5536551-1525-3436-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium401723.425
51428Philadelphia Phillies1204476.36729.5486666-18021-4423-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium422418.571
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1610Houston Astros1246658.532--5885177131-3235-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome381820.474
2814Pittsburgh Pirates1236063.4885.5534586-5231-3529-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium391920.487
31122St. Louis Cardinals1235667.4559.5489490-123-3733-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II391722.436
41223Cincinnati Reds1225468.44311.0475571-9623-3631-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field402218.550
51326Chicago Cubs1255075.40016.5514581-6719-4531-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field371819.486
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136San Francisco Giants1257055.560--592592032-2738-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point372017.541
259Los Angeles Dodgers1246757.5402.55444697527-3140-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium382117.553
3917Colorado Rockies1246064.4849.5699710-1125-3835-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field382315.605
41018San Diego Padres1246064.4849.5620667-4730-2930-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium381622.421