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Tuesday December 16,1997This 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
Israel AlcantaraRF-1B24.224Signed as Free Agent by Devil Rays. 
Moises AlouLF-RF31.166Marlins acquired RHP Mark Johnson to complete trade 
Mike Blowers3B32.236Signed as Free Agent by Athletics. 
Pat BordersC34.216Signed as Free Agent by Indians. 
Terry ClarkP37.067Signed as Free Agent by Rangers. 
Tony FossasP40.084Signed as Free Agent by Mariners. 
Kevin GrijakIF26.125Signed by Pirates 
Gil HerediaP32.051Signed as Free Agent by Athletics. 
Runelvys HernandezP17.080Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Royals. 
Mark JohnsonP22.228Traded by Astros with Oscar Henriquez and Manuel Barrios to Marlins for Moises Alou. 
Pat ListachSS-CF30.095Signed as Free Agent by Mariners. 
Scott McClain1B-3B25.211Signed by Devil Rays 
Roberto Mejia2B25.246Released by Cardinals. 
Kent MerckerP29.319Signed as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Mike MorganP38.069Signed as Free Agent by Twins. 
Warren NewsonRF-LF33.166Signed as Free Agent by Rangers. 
Billy Ripken2B33.000Signed as Free Agent by Tigers. 
Pete SmithP31.292Signed as Free Agent by Padres. 
Randy VeresP32.021Signed as Free Agent by Mariners. 
Jake WestbrookP20.078Traded by Rockies with RHP John Nicholson and OF Mark Hamlin to Expos for 2B Mike Lansing