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Monday December 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 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 Jerry ManuelRon 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 FranconaEd WadeVeterans 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
Jayson BassOF23.176Selected by Mariners from Tigers in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Billy BrewerP29.244Signed as Free Agent by Phillies. 
Kevin BrownP32.276Traded by Marlins to Padres for Rafael Medina, Derrek Lee and Steve Hoff. 
Ray BrownIF25.138Selected by Royals from Padres in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Roosevelt BrownLF22.134Selected by Cubs from Marlins in the minor league draft. 
Norm CharltonP34.343Signed as Free Agent by Orioles. 
Steve CookeP27.335Released by Pirates. 
Brad CornettP28.314Released by Blue Jays 
Joe DavenportP21.266Selected by White Sox from Blue Jays in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Marc DeschenesP24.343Selected by Dodgers from Indians in Rule 5 major league draft 
Anton FrenchOF22.143Selected by Mariners from Blue Jays in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Brent Gates2B-3B27.276Released by Mariners. 
Derrek Lee1B22.100Traded by Padres with Rafael Medina and Steve Hoff to Marlins for Kevin Brown. 
Pat LennonLF-RF29.232Released by Athletics. 
Kevin LidleP25.268Selected by Rockies from Tigers in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Alex Llanos2B21.086Selected by Devil Rays from Angels in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Javier MartinezP20.313Purchased by Pirates from Athletics. 
Rafael MedinaP22.303Traded by Padres with Derrek Lee and Steve Hoff to Marlins for Kevin Brown. 
Frank Menechino2B26.342Selected by Athletics from White Sox in the minor league draft. 
Hector MercadoP23.230Traded by Phillies to Mets for Mike Welch. 
Kent MerckerP29.318Signed by Cardinals 
David NewhanRF-2B24.099Traded by Athletics with RHP Don Wengert to Padres for RHP Doug Bochtler and SS Jorge Velandia 
Dean Palmer3B28.353Signed as Free Agent by Royals. 
Scott PodsednikLF-CF21.272Selected by Rangers from Marlins in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Lou PoteP26.110Signed as Free Agent by Angels. 
Brandon PufferP22.071Released by Angels. 
Stephen RandolphP23.228Selected by Diamondbacks from Yankees in Rule 5 major league draft 
Rudy SeanezP29.056Signed as Free Agent by Braves. 
Juan SosaCF-SS22.118Selected by Rockies from Dodgers in the minor league draft. 
Lee TinsleyCF-LF28.286Released by Mariners. 
Jose Velazquez1B22.113Selected by Devil Rays from Yankees in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Dave WeathersP28.081Released by Indians 
Mike WelchP25.112Traded by Mets to Phillies for Hector Mercado. 
Rick WilkinsC30.194Signed as Free Agent by Mariners. 
Matt WilliamsP26.247Selected by Yankees from Devil Rays in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Tom WilsonC26.361Signed as Free Agent by Diamondbacks. 
Danny YoungP26.042Selected by Cubs from Pirates in the minor league draft.