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Sunday December 21,1997This 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
Brian BarberP24.292Granted Free Agency. 
Geronimo BerroaRF-LF32.278Granted Free Agency. 
Sean Berry3B31.274Granted Free Agency. 
Tilson Brito2B-3B25.207Granted Free Agency. 
Jet Butler1B10.076Granted Free Agency. 
Chuck CarrCF-OF30.133Granted Free Agency. 
Carlos Garcia2B19.089Granted Free Agency. 
Bob Hamelin1B30.022Granted Free Agency. 
Wilson HerediaP25.266Granted Free Agency. 
Ryan KarpP27.260Granted Free Agency. 
Mark Lewis2B-3B28.021Granted Free Agency. 
Matt ManteiP24.167Granted Free Agency. 
Matt ManteiP24.167Signed as Free Agent by Marlins. 
Norberto Martin2B-SS31.011Granted Free Agency. 
Matt MieskeRF-LF29.312Granted Free Agency. 
Kevin Millar1B-RF26.088Signed as Free Agent by Marlins. 
Kevin Millar1B-RF26.088Granted Free Agency. 
Orlando MillerSS28.342Granted Free Agency. 
Izzy MolinaC26.201Granted Free Agency. 
Willis Otanez3B-1B24.246Granted Free Agency. 
Pat RappP30.161Granted Free Agency. 
Steve ReedP31.295Granted Free Agency. 
John RoskosLF-1B23.032Signed as Free Agent by Marlins. 
John RoskosLF-1B23.032Granted Free Agency. 
Tim SpehrC31.172Granted Free Agency. 
Andy Stankiewicz2B-SS33.133Granted Free Agency. 
William Van LandinghamP27.158Granted Free Agency. 
Brian WilliamsP28.309Released by Orioles.