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Monday December 15,2003This 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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Standings at end of 2003 season.

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RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2003 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113New York Yankees16210062.617--87771616151-3050-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I01-1
235Boston Red Sox1629567.5865.096180915242-3953-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park000
3611Toronto Blue Jays1628676.53114.08948266845-3641-40W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Carlos ToscaJ.P. RicciardiSkyDome000
41022Baltimore Orioles1637291.44228.5743820-7731-5140-41L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MazzilliMike FlanaganOriole Park at Camden Yards-1-10
51329Tampa Bay Rays1626399.38937.0715852-13727-5436-45W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaChuck LamarTropicana Field000
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2003 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
158Minnesota Twins1629072.556--8017584342-3948-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome000
2713Chicago White Sox1628676.5314.07917157635-4651-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field000
3817Kansas City Royals1628379.5127.0836867-3143-3940-40L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony PenaAllard BairdKauffman Stadium000
41226Cleveland Indians1626894.42022.0699778-7930-5138-43L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroJacobs Field000
51430Detroit Tigers16243119.26547.0591928-33720-6123-58W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Alan TrammellDave DombrowskiComerica Park000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2003 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Oakland Athletics1629666.593--76864312539-4257-24L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ken MachaBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum000
246Seattle Mariners1629369.5743.079563715843-3850-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiSafeco Field000
3919Anaheim Angels1627785.47519.0736743-732-4845-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanEdison International Field000
41123Texas Rangers1627191.43825.0826969-14328-5343-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJohn HartThe Ballpark in Arlington000
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2003 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves16210161.623--90774016746-3555-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field000
237Florida Marlins1629171.56210.07516925938-4353-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BeinfestPro Player Stadium000
3612Philadelphia Phillies1628676.53115.07916979437-4449-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BowaEd WadeVeterans Stadium000
41018Montreal Expos1628379.51218.0711716-531-5052-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Omar MinayaOlympic Stadium,Hiram Bithorn Stadium000
51527New York Mets1606694.41334.0642754-11232-4934-46L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Art HoweJim DuquetteShea Stadium101.000
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2003 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Chicago Cubs1628874.543--7246834144-3744-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerJim HendryWrigley Field000
2510Houston Astros1628775.5371.080567712839-4248-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerMinute Maid Park000
3715St. Louis Cardinals1628577.5253.08767968037-4448-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II000
41120Pittsburgh Pirates1627587.46313.0753801-4836-4539-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonDave LittlefieldPNC Park000
51324Cincinnati Reds1626993.42619.0694886-19234-4735-46L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave MileyDan O'BrienGreat American Ballpark000
61425Milwaukee Brewers1626894.42020.0714873-15937-4431-50L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park000
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2003 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122San Francisco Giants16110061.621--75563811743-3757-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Felipe AlouBrian SabeanPac Bell Park000
2814Los Angeles Dodgers1628577.52515.55745561839-4246-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDan EvansDodger Stadium000
3916Arizona Diamondbacks1628478.51916.57176853239-4245-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob BrenlyJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark000
41221Colorado Rockies1627488.45726.5853892-3925-5649-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field000
51628San Diego Padres1626498.39536.5678831-15329-5235-46L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium000

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Shaun BabulaP26.208Selected by Astros from Orioles in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Michael BarrettC-3B27.054Traded by Athletics to Cubs for Damian Miller and Cash. 
Michael BarrettC-3B27.054Traded by Expos to Athletics for Bret Price. 
Richard BartlettP22.070Selected by Dodgers from Orioles in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Chris BassIF22.058Selected by Marlins from Pirates in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Peter BauerP25.039Selected by Marlins from Blue Jays in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Jose BautistaRF23.057Selected by Orioles from Pirates in Rule 5 major league draft 
Colter BeanP26.333Selected by Red Sox from Yankees in Rule 5 major league draft 
Mark Bellhorn2B-3B29.114Traded by Rockies to Red Sox for a player to be named 
Jeff BennettP23.188Selected by Brewers from Pirates in Rule 5 major league draft 
Adam BonnerOF22.279Selected by Marlins from Devil Rays in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Pat BordersC40.215Signed as Free Agent by Mariners. 
Frank BrooksP25.100Sent to Athletics by Mets for future considerations. 
Chris BuglovskyP24.023Traded by Rockies to Mariners for RHP Allan Simpson 
Mike BumatayP24.067Selected by Tigers from Rockies in Rule 5 major league draft 
Francisco CamposP31.125Selected by White Sox from Brewers in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Chris CapuanoP24.118Diamondbacks acquired OF Noochie Varner to complete trade 
Lance CaraccioliP26.001Selected by Mets from Indians in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Ender ChavezOF22.281Selected by Expos from Mets in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Hee Seop Choi1B24.274Marlins acquired RHP Mike Nannini to complete trade 
Ryan ChristensonCF-LF29.262Signed as Free Agent by Marlins. 
Greg Colbrunn1B34.142Traded by Mariners with Cash to Diamondbacks for Quinton McCracken. 
Willie CollazoP24.038Selected by Angels from Braves in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Mark ComolliP24.279Selected by Devil Rays from Blue Jays in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Sergio ContrerasOF23.229Selected by Devil Rays from Angels in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Tim CorcoranP25.244Selected by Devil Rays from Orioles in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Ryan CostelloP24.155Selected by Brewers from Blue Jays in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Craig Counsell2B-SS33.116Diamondbacks acquired OF Noochie Varner to complete trade 
Beau DannemillerP23.355Selected by Dodgers from Rockies in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Jorge De La RosaP22.254Diamondbacks acquired OF Noochie Varner to complete trade 
Bryan EdwardsP24.116Selected by Mets from Padres in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Travis EziOF22.101Traded by Dodgers to Marlins completing trade in which Marlins sent OF Juan Encarnacion to Dodgers for a player to be named (Dec. 13 2003) 
Omar FalconC21.105Selected by Mariners from Padres in Rule 5 minor league draft 
John FlahertyC36.055Signed as Free Agent by Yankees. 
John FosterP25.212Selected by Cubs from Brewers in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Andy Fox2B-SS32.337Selected by Expos from Rangers in Rule 5 major league draft 
Dave GassnerP25.001Traded by Blue Jays to Twins completing trade in which Twins sent OF Bobby Kielty to Blue Jays for OF Shannon Stewart and a player to be named (July 16 2003) 
Jordan GerkP24.162Selected by Cubs from Tigers in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Jim GoelzOF27.306Selected by Marlins from Red Sox in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Edgar Gonzalez2B25.184Selected by Rangers from Devil Rays in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Luis Gonzalez2B-LF24.172Selected by Rockies from Indians in Rule 5 major league draft 
Somer GonzalezP24.145Selected by Expos from Diamondbacks in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Alex GordonOF23.287Selected by Pirates from Orioles in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Jason GrilliP27.034Selected by White Sox from Marlins in Rule 5 major league draft 
Talley HainesP27.029Selected by Blue Jays from Devil Rays in Rule 5 major league draft 
Phil Hiatt3B-RF34.228Signed as Free Agent by Astros. 
Luis Jimenez1B21.222Selected by Dodgers from Orioles in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Rayner LayaSS23.076Selected by Cardinals from Expos in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Hector Luna3B21.317Selected by Cardinals from Indians in Rule 5 major league draft 
Chris MabeusP24.307Selected by Rangers from Athletics in Rule 5 major league draft 
David MattoxP23.205Selected by Reds from Mets in Rule 5 major league draft 
Quinton McCrackenCF-LF33.274Traded by Diamondbacks to Mariners for Greg Colbrunn and Cash. 
Tydus MeadowsOF26.101Selected by Rangers from Royals in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Anthony MedranoSS29.007Selected by Expos from Cubs in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Jorge Mejia2B21.122Selected by Reds from Athletics in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Damian MillerC34.063Traded by Cubs with Cash to Athletics for Michael Barrett. 
Dustan MohrRF-LF27.179Traded by Twins to Giants for J.T. Thomas. 
Ignacio MontanoP23.282Selected by Padres from Indians in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Eudy MorelP24.114Selected by Rockies from Padres in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Adan MunozC26.281Selected by Devil Rays from Braves in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Sandy NinP23.124Traded by Blue Jays to Rockies completing three-way trade in which Blue Jays received RHP Justin Speier from Rockies Rockies received LHP Joe Kennedy from Devil Rays and a player to named from Blue Jays and Devil Rays received RHP Mark Hendrickson from B 
Joe OrloskiP24.212Selected by Yankees from Mets in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Jackson PazP21.158Selected by Cardinals from Twins in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Alex Pelaez3B-2B27.253Selected by Angels from Padres in the minor league draft. 
Danny SandovalIF24.252Selected by Rockies from Phillies in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Richie Sexson1B28.351Traded by Brewers with LHP Shane Nance and a player to be named to Diamondbacks for 2B Junior Spivey 1B Lyle Overbay LHP Jorge de la Rosa C Chad Moeller INF Craig Counsell and LHP Chris Capuano Dec. 1 2003. Diamondbacks acquired OF Noochie Varner to compl 
Chris Shelton1B-C23.172Selected by Tigers from Pirates in Rule 5 major league draft 
Rick Short3B31.009Signed by Royals 
Allan SimpsonP26.111Traded by Mariners to Rockies for Chris Buglovsky. 
Shawn SonnierP27.163Selected by Athletics from Cubs in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Darwin SotoP21.334Selected by Mariners from Padres in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Eric StephensonP21.103Selected by White Sox from Blue Jays in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Eric Storey3B26.064Selected by Expos from White Sox in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Jason SzuminskiP25.004Traded by Royals with Cash to Padres for Rich Thompson. 
Willy TaverasOF21.355Selected by Astros from Indians in Rule 5 major league draft 
Rich ThompsonOF24.236Traded by Padres to Royals for Jason Szuminski and Cash. 
Lino UrdanetaP24.025Selected by Tigers from Indians in Rule 5 major league draft 
Eric ValentLF-1B26.255Selected by Mets from Reds in the minor league draft. 
Noochie VarnerOF23.008Traded by Brewers with 1B Richie Sexson and LHP Shane Nance to Diamondbacks completing trade in which Diamondbacks sent 2B Junior Spivey 1B Lyle Overbay LHP Jorge de la Rosa LHP Chris Capuano C Chad Moeller and SS Craig Counsell to Brewers for 1B Richie 
Todd West2B24.288Selected by Indians from Brewers in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Matt WhiteP26.118Selected by Rockies from Indians in Rule 5 major league draft 
John WilsonC25.077Selected by Expos from Mets in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Peter ZoccolilloRF-LF26.316Selected by Rangers from Brewers in the minor league draft. 
Alec ZumwaltP22.329Selected by Devil Rays from Braves in Rule 5 major league draft