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Saturday August 31,2002This 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.

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Games on 2002-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles0Anaheim Angels9BoxRamon OrtizScott Erickson(none)
Boston Red Sox7Cleveland Indians8BoxDanys BaezBob Howry(none)
Chicago White Sox9Detroit Tigers4BoxGary GloverSteve Sparks(none)
Minnesota Twins3Oakland Athletics6BoxJim MecirJ.C. RomeroBilly Koch
Kansas City Royals4Seattle Mariners2BoxJeremy AffeldtArthur RhodesRoberto Hernandez
Tampa Bay Rays7Texas Rangers5BoxLee GardnerDanny KolbEsteban Yan
New York Yankees1Toronto Blue Jays5BoxJustin MillerOrlando Hernandez(none)
San Francisco Giants5Arizona Diamondbacks0BoxKirk RueterCurt Schilling(none)
St. Louis Cardinals8Chicago Cubs1BoxLuther HackmanMark Prior(none)
St. Louis Cardinals10Chicago Cubs4BoxAndy BenesJason Bere(none)
Milwaukee Brewers11Cincinnati Reds2BoxBen SheetsChris Reitsma(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2Florida Marlins3BoxVladimir NunezScott SauerbeckBraden Looper
Los Angeles Dodgers4Houston Astros0BoxOmar DaalKirk Saarloos(none)
Atlanta Braves5Montreal Expos3BoxChris HammondJavier VazquezJohn Smoltz
Philadelphia Phillies1New York Mets0BoxRandy WolfSteve Trachsel(none)
Colorado Rockies0San Diego Padres3BoxClay CondreyAaron CookTrevor Hoffman

Standings as of 2002-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Yankees1348450.627--76960416544-2740-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I27198.704
2610Boston Red Sox1337558.5648.570955215740-2635-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Grady LittleMike PortFenway Park291811.621
3818Baltimore Orioles1346371.47021.0585618-3331-3932-32L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike HargroveSyd ThriftOriole Park at Camden Yards28424.143
41124Toronto Blue Jays1355976.43725.5663717-5427-4032-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Carlos ToscaJ.P. RicciardiSkyDome27198.704
51430Tampa Bay Rays1354689.34138.5568748-18021-4925-40W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hal McRaeChuck LamarTropicana Field26917.346
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Minnesota Twins1378057.584--6706076335-3345-24L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome241410.583
2717Chicago White Sox1356570.48114.0699695426-4139-29W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelKenny WilliamsComiskey Park II271611.593
31021Cleveland Indians1346074.44818.5584710-12625-3934-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joel SkinnerMark ShapiroJacobs Field281414.500
41227Kansas City Royals1365482.39725.5605722-11722-4633-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony PenaAllard BairdKauffman Stadium26818.308
51328Detroit Tigers1355085.37029.0511704-19320-4830-37L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Luis PujolsDave DombrowskiComerica Park26521.192
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Oakland Athletics1368551.625--67454912542-2643-25W17T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum26188.692
235Anaheim Angels1358154.6003.569954815136-2945-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanEdison International Field27189.667
357Seattle Mariners1367957.5816.067856711140-2839-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickSafeco Field261412.538
4922Texas Rangers1346074.44824.0692740-4825-4035-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry NarronJohn HartThe Ballpark in Arlington281216.429
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves1358649.637--59346812542-2743-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field251510.600
2713Philadelphia Phillies1346866.50717.5603607-433-3435-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BowaEd WadeVeterans Stadium271215.444
3814Florida Marlins1346668.49319.5570621-5125-3941-29W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BeinfestPro Player Stadium281315.464
41016Montreal Expos1356669.48920.0603608-527-4239-27L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Omar MinayaOlympic Stadium271710.630
51119New York Mets1336172.45924.0556577-2131-3630-36L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium281414.500
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511St. Louis Cardinals1357659.563--6355666937-3339-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II27216.778
2612Houston Astros1357263.5334.06385904831-3441-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerMinute Maid Park271215.444
3915Cincinnati Reds1356669.48910.0604646-4232-3334-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field271215.444
41323Pittsburgh Pirates1366076.44116.5536631-9530-3830-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonDave LittlefieldPNC Park251213.480
51526Chicago Cubs1355679.41520.0591641-5028-4028-39L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim HendryWrigley Field271116.407
61629Milwaukee Brewers1354887.35628.0547686-13920-4628-41W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry RoysterDean TaylorMiller Park27819.296
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Arizona Diamondbacks1358451.622--67852215640-2844-23L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob BrenlyJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark271413.519
238Los Angeles Dodgers1357857.5786.05855364939-2839-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDan EvansDodger Stadium271413.519
349San Francisco Giants1367759.5667.565553512039-3238-27W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian SabeanPac Bell Park25187.720
41220Colorado Rockies1366175.44923.5634726-9222-4639-29L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field261214.462
51425San Diego Padres1355877.43026.0573666-9322-4536-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium27819.296


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Chadd BlaskoP21.175signed 
Wayne FranklinP28.175Traded by Astros with 2B Keith Ginter to Brewers Sept. 3 2002 as part of trade in which Brewers sent 2B Mark Loretta and cash to Astros for two players to be named 
Mark Loretta2B-SS31.017Traded by Brewers with Cash to Astros for Keith Ginter and Wayne Franklin. 
Zach Strong3B21.089Signed as nondrafted free agent by Giants