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Standings at end of 1997 season.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles1629864.605--81268113152-2946-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ray MillerPat 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 CrossBilly BeaneOakland-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
Bobby AbreuLF23.252Selected by Devil Rays from Astros in expansion draft (Pick #6). 
Bobby AbreuLF23.252Traded by Devil Rays to Phillies for Kevin Stocker. 
Joel AdamsonP26.139Selected by Diamondbacks from Brewers in expansion draft (Pick #15). 
Gabe Alvarez3B23.257Traded by Diamondbacks with Joe Randa and Matt Drews to Tigers for Travis Fryman. 
Gabe Alvarez3B23.257Selected by Diamondbacks from Padres in expansion draft (Pick #5). 
Brian AndersonP25.206Selected by Diamondbacks from Indians in expansion draft (Pick #2). 
Tony Batista3B-SS23.344Selected by Diamondbacks from Athletics in expansion draft (Pick #27). 
Mike Bell3B22.346Selected by Diamondbacks from Angels in expansion draft (Pick #55). 
Yamil BenitezLF-RF25.192Selected by Diamondbacks from Royals in expansion draft (Pick #19). 
Brian BoehringerP27.314Traded by Devil Rays with Andy Sheets to Padres for John Flaherty. 
Brian BoehringerP27.314Selected by Devil Rays from Yankees in expansion draft (Pick #30). 
Jason BoydP24.268Selected by Diamondbacks from Phillies in expansion draft (Pick #23). 
Brent BredeRF-LF26.066Selected by Diamondbacks from Twins in expansion draft (Pick #25). 
Scott Brosius3B31.095Traded by Athletics to Yankees for Kenny Rogers and Cash. 
Rich ButlerLF-RF24.201Selected by Devil Rays from Blue Jays in expansion draft (Pick #10). 
Miguel Cairo1B-3B23.198Selected by Devil Rays from Cubs in expansion draft (Pick #8). 
Dan CarlsonP27.296Selected by Devil Rays from Giants in expansion draft (Pick #28). 
Hector CarrascoP28.027Selected by Diamondbacks from Royals in expansion draft (Pick #49). 
Chris ClemonsP25.018Selected by Diamondbacks from White Sox in expansion draft (Pick #43). 
Joey Cora2B32.188Signed as Free Agent by Mariners. 
Bryan CoreyP24.028Selected by Diamondbacks from Tigers in expansion draft (Pick #63). 
Steve Cox1B23.018Selected by Devil Rays from Athletics in expansion draft (Pick #46). 
Omar DaalP25.262Selected by Diamondbacks from Blue Jays in expansion draft (Pick #31). 
David DellucciLF-RF24.018Selected by Diamondbacks from Orioles in expansion draft (Pick #45). 
Edwin Diaz2B-SS22.307Selected by Diamondbacks from Rangers in expansion draft (Pick #11). 
Mike DiFeliceC28.174Selected by Devil Rays from Cardinals in expansion draft (Pick #20). 
Mike DuvallP23.038Selected by Devil Rays from Marlins in expansion draft (Pick #32). 
Todd ErdosP23.362Selected by Diamondbacks from Padres in expansion draft (Pick #41). 
Vaughn EshelmanP28.180Selected by Devil Rays from Athletics in expansion draft (Pick #70). 
Jorge FabregasC27.250Selected by Diamondbacks from White Sox in expansion draft (Pick #7). 
John FlahertyC30.028Traded by Padres to Devil Rays for Andy Sheets and Brian Boehringer. 
Joe FontenotP20.243Traded by Giants with Mike Villano and Mike Pageler to Marlins for Robb Nen. 
Ben FordP22.095Selected by Diamondbacks from Yankees in expansion draft (Pick #17). 
Hanley FriasSS-2B23.348Selected by Diamondbacks from Rangers in expansion draft (Pick #51). 
Travis Fryman3B-SS28.238Traded by Tigers to Diamondbacks for Joe Randa, Gabe Alvarez and Matt Drews. 
Karim GarciaRF-LF22.020Selected by Diamondbacks from Dodgers in expansion draft (Pick #9). 
Rick GoreckiP24.083Selected by Devil Rays from Dodgers in expansion draft (Pick #40). 
Roberto HernandezP33.007Signed as Free Agent by Devil Rays. 
Jeff HusonSS-2B33.095Signed as Free Agent by Rockies. 
Marty JanzenP24.171Selected by Diamondbacks from Blue Jays in expansion draft (Pick #69). 
Jason JohnsonP24.022Selected by Devil Rays from Pirates in expansion draft (Pick #14). 
Doug JonesP40.147Signed as Free Agent by Brewers. 
Ryan KarpP27.227Selected by Devil Rays from Phillies in expansion draft (Pick #54). 
Brooks KieschnickP-LF25.165Selected by Devil Rays from Cubs in expansion draft (Pick #64). 
Danny Klassen3B-2B22.057Selected by Diamondbacks from Brewers in expansion draft (Pick #37). 
Tim LakerC27.356Signed as Free Agent by Devil Rays. 
Mike Lansing2B29.229Traded by Expos to Rockies for Jake Westbrook, John Nicholson and Mark Hamlin. 
Aaron LedesmaSS-3B26.168Selected by Devil Rays from Orioles in expansion draft (Pick #62). 
John LeroyP22.213Selected by Devil Rays from Braves in expansion draft (Pick #34). 
Cory LidleP25.241Selected by Diamondbacks from Mets in expansion draft (Pick #13). 
Albie LopezP26.092Selected by Devil Rays from Indians in expansion draft (Pick #48). 
Tom MartinP27.181Selected by Diamondbacks from Astros in expansion draft (Pick #29). 
Pedro MartinezP26.024Traded by Expos to Red Sox for Tony Armas and Carl Pavano. 
Quinton McCrackenCF-LF27.247Selected by Devil Rays from Rockies in expansion draft (Pick #4). 
Chuck McElroyP30.048Traded by Diamondbacks to Rockies for Harvey Pulliam. 
Chuck McElroyP30.048Selected by Diamondbacks from White Sox in expansion draft (Pick #67). 
Fred McGriff1B34.018Purchased by Devil Rays from Braves. 
Jim MecirP27.186Selected by Devil Rays from Red Sox in expansion draft (Pick #36). 
Carlos MendozaLF-CF17.357Selected by Devil Rays from Mets in expansion draft (Pick #52). 
Damian MillerC28.036Selected by Diamondbacks from Twins in expansion draft (Pick #47). 
Kurt MillerP25.086Sent to Cubs by Marlins for future considerations. 
Robb NenP27.355Traded by Marlins to Giants for Mike Villano, Mike Pageler and Joe Fontenot. 
Jose PaniaguaP24.090Selected by Devil Rays from Expos in expansion draft (Pick #50). 
Carl PavanoP21.315Traded by Red Sox with Tony Armas to Expos for Pedro Martinez. 
Herbert Perry3B-1B28.064Selected by Devil Rays from Indians in expansion draft (Pick #68). 
Harvey PulliamLF-RF30.029Traded by Rockies to Diamondbacks for Chuck McElroy. 
Joe Randa3B27.335Selected by Diamondbacks from Pirates in expansion draft (Pick #57). 
Joe Randa3B27.335Traded by Diamondbacks with Gabe Alvarez and Matt Drews to Tigers for Travis Fryman. 
Jeff ReedC35.006Signed as Free Agent by Rockies. 
Bryan RekarP25.168Selected by Devil Rays from Rockies in expansion draft (Pick #38). 
Kerry RobinsonLF-RF24.046Selected by Devil Rays from Cardinals in expansion draft (Pick #44). 
Tony SaundersP23.203Selected by Devil Rays from Marlins in expansion draft (Pick #1). 
Andy SheetsSS-2B25.365Traded by Devil Rays with Brian Boehringer to Padres for John Flaherty. 
Andy SheetsSS-2B25.365Selected by Devil Rays from Mariners in expansion draft (Pick #24). 
Bobby Smith3B-OF23.192Selected by Devil Rays from Braves in expansion draft (Pick #12). 
Clint SodowskyP25.128Selected by Diamondbacks from Pirates in expansion draft (Pick #35). 
Dennis SpringerP32.279Selected by Devil Rays from Angels in expansion draft (Pick #26). 
Russ SpringerP29.011Selected by Diamondbacks from Astros in expansion draft (Pick #61). 
Kelly StinnettC27.287Selected by Diamondbacks from Brewers in expansion draft (Pick #65). 
Kevin StockerSS27.278Traded by Phillies to Devil Rays for Bobby Abreu. 
Jeff SuppanP22.320Selected by Diamondbacks from Red Sox in expansion draft (Pick #3). 
Ramon TatisP24.317Selected by Devil Rays from Cubs in expansion draft (Pick #42). 
Bubba TrammellRF-LF26.012Selected by Devil Rays from Tigers in expansion draft (Pick #22). 
Terrell WadeP24.297Selected by Devil Rays from Braves in expansion draft (Pick #60). 
Neil WeberP24.347Selected by Diamondbacks from Expos in expansion draft (Pick #21). 
Jake WestbrookP20.050Traded by Rockies with John Nicholson and Mark Hamlin to Expos for Mike Lansing. 
Devon WhiteCF34.344Traded by Marlins to Diamondbacks for Jesus Martinez. 
Scott WinchesterP24.212Traded by Diamondbacks to Reds for Felix Rodriguez. 
Scott WinchesterP24.212Selected by Diamondbacks from Reds in expansion draft (Pick #33). 
Randy WinnCF-LF23.162Selected by Devil Rays from Marlins in expansion draft (Pick #58). 
Bob WolcottP24.071Selected by Diamondbacks from Mariners in expansion draft (Pick #53). 
Esteban YanP23.149Selected by Devil Rays from Orioles in expansion draft (Pick #18). 
Dmitri YoungLF-1B24.038Selected by Devil Rays from Reds in expansion draft (Pick #16). 
Dmitri YoungLF-1B24.038Traded by Devil Rays to Reds for Mike Kelly.