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Wednesday October 15,1997This 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.

1997 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
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Standings at end of 1997 season.

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RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles1629864.605--81268113152-2946-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards000
223New York Yankees1629666.5932.089168820349-3347-33W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I000
3714Detroit Tigers1627983.48819.0784790-637-4442-39L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium000
4918Boston Red Sox1627884.48120.0851857-639-4239-42L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park000
51120Toronto Blue Jays1627686.46922.0654694-4034-4742-39W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome000
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Cleveland Indians1618675.534--8688155342-3844-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field000
2613Chicago White Sox1618081.4976.0779833-5435-4545-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron SchuelerComiskey Park II000
3816Milwaukee Brewers1617883.4848.0681742-6131-5047-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium000
41226Minnesota Twins1626894.42018.5772861-8933-4835-46W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome000
51327Kansas City Royals1616794.41619.0747820-7334-4733-47L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Seattle Mariners1629072.556--9258339245-3645-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome000
2511Anaheim Angels1628478.5196.08297943538-4246-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field000
31019Texas Rangers1627785.47513.0807823-1638-4339-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington000
41428Oakland Athletics1626597.40125.0764946-18230-5135-46W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum000
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves16210161.623--79158121051-3050-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field000
224Florida Marlins1629270.5689.07406697140-4152-29L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium000
357New York Mets1628874.54313.07777096838-4350-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium000
4917Montreal Expos1627884.48123.0691740-4933-4845-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium000
51324Philadelphia Phillies1626894.42033.0668840-17230-5138-43W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium000
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1610Houston Astros1628478.519--77766011738-4346-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome000
2815Pittsburgh Pirates1627983.4885.0725760-3536-4543-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium000
31022Cincinnati Reds1627686.4698.0651764-11336-4540-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field000
41223St. Louis Cardinals1627389.45111.0689708-1932-4941-40W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II000
51425Chicago Cubs1626894.42016.0687759-7226-5542-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field000
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136San Francisco Giants1629072.556--784793-942-3948-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point000
248Los Angeles Dodgers1628874.5432.07426459741-4047-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium000
3712Colorado Rockies1628379.5127.09239081536-4547-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field000
41121San Diego Padres1627686.46914.0795891-9637-4439-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium000

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Israel AlcantaraRF-1B24.162Granted Free Agency. 
Jeff Ball1B28.181Granted Free Agency. 
Howard Battle3B25.204Granted Free Agency. 
Gary BennettC25.181Granted Free Agency. 
Steve BieserCF-LF30.072Granted Free Agency. 
Chris BrockP27.252Granted Free Agency. 
Scott BrowP28.212Granted Free Agency. 
Casey Candaele2B-SS36.276Granted Free Agency. 
Bobby ChouinardP25.167Granted Free Agency. 
Jim ConverseP26.059Granted Free Agency. 
John CummingsP28.158Granted Free Agency. 
Alex DiazP18.092Granted Free Agency. 
Jim DoughertyP29.221Granted Free Agency. 
Frankie DuranP30.???Granted Free Agency. 
Dave EilandP31.102Granted Free Agency. 
John EricksP30.121Granted Free Agency. 
Vaughn EshelmanP28.146Claimed on waivers by Athletics from Red Sox. 
Huck FlenerP28.232Granted Free Agency. 
Lou FrazierLF-CF32.262Granted Free Agency. 
Shawn GilbertLF-2B32.217Granted Free Agency. 
Jason GrimsleyP30.069Granted Free Agency. 
Ken GrundtP28.050Granted Free Agency. 
Joe HallLF-RF31.223Granted Free Agency. 
Todd Haney2B32.077Granted Free Agency. 
Greg HansellP26.217Granted Free Agency. 
Jason Hardtke2B-3B26.030Claimed on waivers by Cubs from Mets. 
Denny HarrigerP28.086Granted Free Agency. 
Dean HartgravesP31.064Granted Free Agency. 
Chris HatcherLF28.281Granted Free Agency. 
Gil HerediaP31.354Granted Free Agency. 
Ray HolbertSS-2B27.020Granted Free Agency. 
Brian Hunter1B29.225Granted Free Agency. 
Tim Hyers1B-OF26.012Granted Free Agency. 
Adam HyzduCF-RF25.314Granted Free Agency. 
Doug JohnsP29.301Granted Free Agency. 
Ricardo JordanP27.110Granted Free Agency. 
Jalal LeachRF-LF28.215Granted Free Agency. 
Scott Leius3B32.021Granted Free Agency. 
Pat ListachSS-CF30.033Granted Free Agency. 
Joey LongP27.092Granted Free Agency. 
Torey Lovullo2B-3B32.082Granted Free Agency. 
Larry LuebbersP28.004Granted Free Agency. 
Mike MadduxP36.049Granted Free Agency. 
Barry ManuelP32.064Granted Free Agency. 
Josias ManzanilloP29.365Granted Free Agency. 
Damon MashoreCF-LF27.349Granted Free Agency. 
Jamie McAndrewP30.043Granted Free Agency. 
Scott McClain1B-3B25.149Granted Free Agency. 
Tom McGrawP29.312Granted Free Agency. 
Rusty MeachamP29.262Granted Free Agency. 
Blas MinorP31.209Granted Free Agency. 
Steve MintzP28.325Granted Free Agency. 
Angel MirandaP27.340Granted Free Agency. 
Mike MisuracaP29.055Granted Free Agency. 
Keith MitchellLF-RF28.070Granted Free Agency. 
Russ Morman1B-LF35.170Granted Free Agency. 
Chris NichtingP31.155Granted Free Agency. 
Kirt OjalaP28.295Granted Free Agency. 
Donn PallP35.277Granted Free Agency. 
Craig Paquette3B-LF28.221Granted Free Agency. 
Steve ParrisP29.313Granted Free Agency. 
Brad PenningtonP28.184Granted Free Agency. 
Yorkis PerezP30.015Granted Free Agency. 
J.R. Phillips1B27.169Granted Free Agency. 
Scott PoseLF-RF30.246Granted Free Agency. 
Curtis PrideLF-RF28.302Granted Free Agency. 
Tim PughP30.262Granted Free Agency. 
Carlos ReyesP28.194Granted Free Agency. 
Rich RobertsonP29.030Granted Free Agency. 
Pete Rose3B-1B27.333Granted Free Agency. 
Rico RossySS-3B33.242Granted Free Agency. 
Matt RuebelP27.364Granted Free Agency. 
Olmedo Saenz1B-3B27.007Granted Free Agency. 
Bob ScanlanP31.067Granted Free Agency. 
Steve Scarsone2B-3B31.187Granted Free Agency. 
Steve SchrenkP28.329Granted Free Agency. 
Jon ShaveSS-3B29.346Granted Free Agency. 
Brian ShouseP29.019Granted Free Agency. 
Joe SiddallC29.356Granted Free Agency. 
Steve SparksP32.105Granted Free Agency. 
Stan SpencerP28.069Granted Free Agency. 
Jim Tatum1B-3B30.006Granted Free Agency. 
Luis TerreroCF17.150Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Diamondbacks. 
Ryan ThompsonCF-RF29.346Granted Free Agency. 
Gary ThurmanRF-LF32.337Granted Free Agency. 
Andy TomberlinRF-LF30.342Granted Free Agency. 
Ricky TrlicekP28.172Granted Free Agency. 
Carlos ValdezP25.294Granted Free Agency. 
Ben Van RynP26.067Granted Free Agency. 
Dave WainhouseP29.343Granted Free Agency. 
Derrick White1B-LF28.003Granted Free Agency. 
Eddie Williams1B-3B32.348Released by Pirates. 
Mike WilliamsP29.078Granted Free Agency. 
Shannon WithemP25.024Granted Free Agency. 
Steve WojciechowskiP27.078Granted Free Agency. 
Eddie ZoskySS29.248Granted Free Agency.