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Wednesday September 3,1997This 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 1997-09-03

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers12Atlanta Braves4BoxWillie BlairJohn Smoltz(none)
Minnesota Twins6Chicago Cubs10BoxGeremi GonzalezFrankie Rodriguez(none)
Kansas City Royals3Cincinnati Reds6BoxBrett TomkoRicky BonesJeff Shaw
Baltimore Orioles6Florida Marlins7BoxJay PowellShawn Boskie(none)
Milwaukee Brewers0Houston Astros4BoxRamon GarciaScott Karl(none)
Boston Red Sox0Montreal Expos1BoxCarlos PerezAaron Sele(none)
Toronto Blue Jays2New York Mets4BoxDave MlickiPaul QuantrillJohn Franco
New York Yankees4Philadelphia Phillies5BoxJerry SpradlinMike Stanton(none)
Cleveland Indians7Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxOrel HershiserEsteban Loaiza(none)
Chicago White Sox2St. Louis Cardinals4BoxManny AybarScott EyreDennis Eckersley
San Francisco Giants3Oakland Athletics12BoxBrad RigbyDanny DarwinAaron Small
San Diego Padres6Seattle Mariners5BoxDario VerasMike TimlinTrevor Hoffman
Los Angeles Dodgers2Texas Rangers5BoxDanny PattersonDarren DreifortJohn Wetteland

Standings as of 1997-09-03

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1368551.625--68854014844-2541-26L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards261313.500
224New York Yankees1377958.5776.573758315440-3039-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I25178.680
3817Boston Red Sox1406773.47920.0762774-1234-3533-38L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park221111.500
51121Toronto Blue Jays1386573.47121.0561599-3832-3733-36L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome241113.458
41020Detroit Tigers1386573.47121.0674680-629-4036-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium241410.583
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Cleveland Indians1357263.533--7336963735-3137-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field261412.538
2613Milwaukee Brewers1387068.5073.5595637-4227-4243-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium23815.348
3715Chicago White Sox1396970.4965.0670708-3831-4038-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II221111.500
41224Minnesota Twins1375780.41616.0650727-7727-4130-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome251114.440
51325Kansas City Royals1365680.41216.5634697-6328-4028-40L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium251114.440
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138Seattle Mariners1397663.547--7917316037-3239-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome23149.609
2510Anaheim Angels1397465.5322.07216774433-3641-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field231013.435
3918Texas Rangers1396673.47510.0696713-1732-3734-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington231112.478
41428Oakland Athletics1395485.38822.0646809-16323-4731-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum231112.478
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1398653.619--68949919043-2643-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field23158.652
223Florida Marlins1388355.6012.56245448037-3246-23W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium24915.375
346New York Mets1387662.5519.56585995933-3643-26W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium241212.500
4712Montreal Expos1387068.50715.5601627-2630-3940-29W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium24816.333
51427Philadelphia Phillies1355382.39331.0557719-16222-4631-36W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium271512.556
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1611Houston Astros1397168.511--6465757132-3739-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome231310.565
2916Pittsburgh Pirates1406971.4932.5610667-5733-3736-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium221012.455
31122St. Louis Cardinals1396574.4686.0571566528-4137-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II23815.348
41223Cincinnati Reds1376176.4459.0544652-10827-4234-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field251510.600
51326Chicago Cubs1405783.40714.5595663-6820-4937-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field221111.500
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Los Angeles Dodgers1407862.557--63152710435-3543-27L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium221012.455
257San Francisco Giants1397663.5471.5667684-1736-3340-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point23149.609
3814Colorado Rockies1407070.5008.0787787029-4241-28W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field22139.591
41019San Diego Padres1406674.47112.0695753-5833-3833-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium221012.455


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
John BokerP22.245On disabled list 
Chip Hale2B-3B32.275Released by Dodgers. 
Jay PaytonCF-LF24.285On disabled list