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Events on this Date

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Retired Number#23 Retired by New York Yankees for Don Mattingly
1 record(s)
Notes For Stats, displays whether Rated Prospect or any awards voting

MLB Games on Sunday August 31, 1997

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VisTeamLgvScoreHomeTeamLghScoreBoxscoreInnAttendanceBallparkTODGameTimeWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherHome Runs
Oakland AthleticsAL4Colorado RockiesNL10Box | PBP948,041Coors FieldDay2:56Darren HolmesMike Oquist---Stairs (2), Walker (2)
Seattle MarinersAL3Los Angeles DodgersNL1Box | PBP1054,213Dodger StadiumDay3:02Mike TimlinTodd WorrellBobby AyalaGriffey, Karros
Texas RangersAL3San Diego PadresNL5Box | PBP922,461Qualcomm StadiumDay2:41Sterling HitchcockJohn BurkettTrevor HoffmanBuford
Anaheim AngelsAL7San Francisco GiantsNL4Box | PBP924,7513Com ParkDay3:15Darrell MayWilson AlvarezTroy PercivalEncarnacion, Johnson, Mueller
New York MetsNL4Baltimore OriolesAL1Box | PBP948,075Oriole Park at Camden YardsDay2:47Rick ReedJimmy KeyJohn FrancoGilkey, Huskey, Surhoff
Atlanta BravesNL7Boston Red SoxAL3Box | PBP933,147Fenway ParkNight2:54Tom GlavineSteve Avery---Jones, Lockhart, Vaughn (2)
Houston AstrosNL1Chicago White SoxAL3Box | PBP922,916Comiskey Park IIDay3:18James BaldwinShane ReynoldsMatt Karchner---
Chicago CubsNL5Cleveland IndiansAL9Box | PBP943,013Jacobs FieldDay2:46Charles NagyMiguel BatistaPaul AssenmacherClark, Grissom
Philadelphia PhilliesNL1Detroit TigersAL2Box | PBP919,152Tiger StadiumDay2:41Justin ThompsonMark LeiterTodd Jones---
St. Louis CardinalsNL5Kansas City RoyalsAL4Box | PBP933,585Kauffman StadiumDay2:48Donovan OsborneGregg OlsonDennis EckersleyBenitez, Palmer
Pittsburgh PiratesNL2Milwaukee BrewersAL3Box | PBP932,541County StadiumDay2:52Doug JonesMarc Wilkins---Franco
Cincinnati RedsNL6Minnesota TwinsAL8Box | PBP913,092Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeDay2:45Brad RadkeGabe WhiteRick AguileraGreene, Stynes
Montreal ExposNL2New York YankeesAL3Box | PBP955,707Yankee Stadium IDay2:58Andy PettitteMike JohnsonMariano RiveraWilliams
Florida MarlinsNL8Toronto Blue JaysAL3Box | PBP931,125SkyDomeDay2:32Livan HernandezWoody Williams---Cruz, Sheffield
14 record(s)
visTeam Visiting Team Lg League vScore Visiting team runs scored homeTeam Home Team hScore Home team runs scored Boxscore Link to Boxscore (Box) and Play by Play (PBP) Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season TOD Time of Day (Day or Night) GameTime Time of play for the game Winning Pitcher The Pitcher in the game when winning team went ahead for good Losing Pitcher The Pitcher in the game when losing team was losing for the rest of the game Save Pitcher The final pitcher for the winning team in a close game

Standings on Sunday, August 31, 1997

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AL East
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
AL East111Baltimore Orioles1338548.639-67652015644-2241-26291316.448
AL East224New York Yankees1347955.5906.573256816440-2739-28281711.607
AL East3817Boston Red Sox1376770.48920.0755763-834-3233-38251114.440
AL East4918Toronto Blue Jays1356570.48121.0554584-3032-3433-36271116.407
AL East51121Detroit Tigers1356372.46723.0658669-1127-3936-33271611.593
AL Central
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
AL Central1510Cleveland Indians1327062.530-7156823333-3037-32291613.552
AL Central2612Milwaukee Brewers1356867.5043.5588629-4125-4143-26261016.385
AL Central3713Chicago White Sox1366868.5004.0662694-3230-3838-30251213.480
AL Central41224Minnesota Twins1345678.41815.0634702-6826-3930-39281216.429
AL Central51325Kansas City Royals1335578.41415.5624683-5927-3828-40281216.429
AL West
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
AL West136Seattle Mariners1377562.547-7777195837-3238-30251510.600
AL West249Anaheim Angels1377463.5401.07186665233-3641-27251015.400
AL West31020Texas Rangers1376473.46711.0678699-2132-3732-36251312.520
AL West41427Oakland Athletics1375384.38722.0632798-16623-4730-37251213.480
NL East
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
NL East112Atlanta Braves1368551.625-67848319543-2642-25261610.615
NL East223Florida Marlins1358055.5934.56045327237-3243-23271215.444
NL East358New York Mets1357362.54111.56435925133-3640-26271512.556
NL East4815Montreal Expos1356768.49617.5590620-3030-3937-29271116.407
NL East51428Philadelphia Phillies1325082.37933.0542714-17222-4628-36301812.600
NL Central
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
NL Central1611Houston Astros1367066.515-6385687032-3738-29261412.538
NL Central2714Pittsburgh Pirates1376869.4962.5596649-5333-3735-32251114.440
NL Central31122St. Louis Cardinals1366373.4637.0557558-128-4135-32261016.385
NL Central41223Cincinnati Reds1345975.44010.0530642-11227-4232-33281711.607
NL Central51326Chicago Cubs1375582.40115.5570647-7720-4935-33251312.520
NL West
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
NL West135Los Angeles Dodgers1387860.565-61750910835-3343-27241014.417
NL West247San Francisco Giants1377562.5472.5656670-1435-3240-30251510.600
NL West3916Colorado Rockies1386870.49310.0776784-827-4241-2824159.625
NL West41019San Diego Padres1386573.47113.0683739-5632-3733-36241113.458
28 record(s)
League Abbreviation or name of league divRank Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. GP Games Played. Usually refers to a team W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Home Home Team rosG Rest-of-Season Games rosW Rest-of-Season Wins rosL Rest-of-Season Losses rosPct Winning Percentage for Rest of season