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Friday October 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.

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
Sharnol Adriana2B26.338Granted free agency 
Israel AlcantaraRF-1B24.164Granted free agency 
Clemente AlvarezC29.152Granted Free Agency. 
Rene ArochaP31.235Granted Free Agency. 
Kevin BaezSS30.280Granted Free Agency. 
Gary BennettC25.183Granted free agency 
Joel BennettP27.259Granted free agency 
Toby BorlandP28.141Granted Free Agency. 
Scott BullettLF-CF28.296Granted free agency 
Terry BurrowsP28.323Granted Free Agency. 
Jolbert Cabrera2B-CF24.313Granted Free Agency. 
Tim CainP28.008Granted free agency 
Cam CairncrossP25.159Granted Free Agency. 
Bubba CarpenterLF29.086Granted Free Agency. 
Frank CharlesC28.235Granted Free Agency. 
Bobby ChouinardP25.169Granted free agency 
Brent CooksonLF-RF28.040Granted Free Agency. 
Mike Coolbaugh3B25.134Granted Free Agency. 
Reid CorneliusP27.137Granted Free Agency. 
Rickey CradleCF-RF24.119Granted Free Agency. 
Fausto CruzSS-2B25.169Granted free agency 
Mark DalesandroC-3B29.156Granted Free Agency. 
Brian Daubach1B25.249Granted Free Agency. 
Kevin DavidC9.190Granted Free Agency. 
Scott DavisonP27.001Granted free agency 
Alex DelgadoC-LF26.279Granted Free Agency. 
Robert EllisP26.306Granted Free Agency. 
Sean FeshP24.348Granted free agency 
P.J. Forbes2B30.025Granted Free Agency. 
Raul GonzalezLF-RF23.294Granted Free Agency. 
Kevin GrijakIF26.065Granted free agency 
Jason GrimsleyP30.071Granted free agency 
Creighton GubanichC25.204Granted Free Agency. 
Denny HarrigerP28.088Granted free agency 
Kevin HodgesP24.115Granted Free Agency. 
Aaron Holbert2B24.281Granted Free Agency. 
Ken HuckabyC26.263Granted Free Agency. 
Hansel IzquierdoP20.288Granted Free Agency. 
Tim LakerC27.324Granted Free Agency. 
Brian LooneyP28.021Granted free agency 
Andrew LorraineP25.067Signed as Free Agent by Mariners. 
Josias ManzanilloP30.001Granted free agency 
Oreste Marrero1B27.351Granted free agency 
Manny MartinezCF27.014Granted free agency 
Damon MashoreCF-LF27.351Granted free agency 
Scott McClain1B-3B25.151Granted free agency 
Buck McNabbOF24.273Granted free agency 
Rusty MeachamP29.264Granted free agency 
Chris MichalakP26.286Granted Free Agency. 
Angel MirandaP27.342Granted free agency 
Melvin Mora3B25.258Granted Free Agency. 
Bobby MunozP29.228Granted Free Agency. 
Glenn MurrayRF26.328Granted free agency 
Lipso Nava3B28.293Granted free agency 
Bryant Nelson2B-LF23.263Granted Free Agency. 
Alan NewmanP28.015Granted Free Agency. 
Les NormanRF-LF28.234Granted free agency 
Jose ParraP24.323Granted Free Agency. 
Bronswell PatrickP27.031Granted Free Agency. 
Will PennyfeatherCF-RF29.145Granted free agency 
J.R. Phillips1B27.171Granted free agency 
Erik PlantenbergP28.352Granted Free Agency. 
Lou PoteP26.051Granted Free Agency. 
Curtis PrideLF-RF28.304Granted free agency 
Carlos PulidoP26.073Granted Free Agency. 
Ken RamosRF-LF30.133Granted Free Agency. 
Tony RodriguezSS-3B27.063Granted free agency 
Rafael RoqueP23.355Granted Free Agency. 
Pete Rose3B-1B27.335Granted free agency 
Olmedo Saenz1B-3B27.009Granted free agency 
Rich SauveurP33.329Granted Free Agency. 
Rudy SeanezP28.362Granted Free Agency. 
Chris SeelbachP24.303Granted Free Agency. 
Scott Sheldon3B-SS28.331Granted Free Agency. 
Brian ShouseP29.021Granted free agency 
Chuck SmithP27.361Granted Free Agency. 
Demond SmithOF24.345Granted free agency 
Steve SparksP32.107Granted free agency 
Mike StefanskiC28.035Granted free agency 
Pedro SwannLF-RF26.355Granted Free Agency. 
Jeff TabakaP33.274Granted Free Agency. 
Kevin TolarP26.262Granted free agency 
Pete WalkerP28.192Granted Free Agency. 
Brian WarrenP30.174Granted free agency 
Derrick White1B-LF28.005Granted free agency 
Tom WilsonC26.302Granted Free Agency. 
Jason WoodSS-1B27.305Granted Free Agency. 
Brad WoodallP28.114Granted Free Agency. 
Alan Zinter1B29.151Granted Free Agency.