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Baseball on Saturday, May 17, 1997

This research section allows you to see a list of events that occured on a particular date in baseball history. Games, standings and feats are available since 1957 while other data is available since 1903.

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Games and Standings
Births, Deaths and Debuts
Feats and Milestones
VisHomeBoxWinning PitcherLosing pitcherHome RunsBest Hitter Impact
St. Louis Cardinals6Atlanta Braves11BoxJohn Smoltz (5-3)Matt Morris (1-2)ATL  J Blauser (6)  SLN  M Franklin (2), R Gant (6), R Lankford (7)Michael Tucker (13.3)
San Francisco Giants4Chicago Cubs1BoxMark Gardner (5-1)Amaury Telemaco (0-3)SFN  J Kent (9), R Wilkins (3)Rick Wilkins (48.4)
San Diego Padres6Cincinnati Reds2BoxJoey Hamilton (2-1)Kent Mercker (1-4)CIN  L Harris (2)  SDN  T Gwynn (8), C Shipley (1)Curtis Goodwin (18.7)
Los Angeles Dodgers8Montreal Expos3BoxHideo Nomo (5-2)Carlos Perez (4-3)NoneWilton Guerrero (14.7)
Colorado Rockies1New York Mets3BoxBobby Jones (7-2)John Thomson (0-2)COL  A Galarraga (8)Bernard Gilkey (20.4)
Houston Astros2Philadelphia Phillies4BoxCurt Schilling (6-3)Shane Reynolds (4-4)HOU  J Bagwell (12)  PHI  S Rolen (3)Scott Rolen (33.7)
Florida Marlins11Pittsburgh Pirates1BoxPat Rapp (3-2)Steve Cooke (3-5)FLO  P Rapp (1)Moises Alou (9.6)
Milwaukee Brewers5Los Angeles Angels6BoxTroy Percival (1-2)Mike Fetters (1-2)MIL  J Jaha (8), G Williams (4)Jack Howell (43.1)
Detroit Tigers9Kansas City Royals2BoxTim Pugh (1-0)Jim Pittsley (0-4)DET  T Clark 2 (16), B Higginson (6), B Hunter (3)Bobby Higginson (19.1)
Boston Red Sox4Minnesota Twins0BoxTom Gordon (2-5)Brad Radke (3-3)BOS  T O'Leary (4)Mo Vaughn (18.5)
Chicago White Sox7Oakland Athletics6BoxDanny Darwin (1-2)Steve Karsay (0-5)CHA  D Martinez (3)  OAK  M McGwire (14), S Spiezio (6)Frank Thomas (44.4)
Baltimore Orioles4Seattle Mariners3BoxJimmy Key (8-0)Scott Sanders (0-5)BAL  B Surhoff (5)  SEA  A Rodriguez (6)B.J. Surhoff (19.9)
New York Yankees11Texas Rangers5BoxRamiro Mendoza (3-1)John Burkett (2-3)NYA  T Martinez (17), P O'Neill (8)Tino Martinez (19.7)
Cleveland Indians8Toronto Blue Jays1BoxAlbie Lopez (1-2)Woody Williams (1-3)CLE  J Thome (8)Jim Thome (39.6)
Standings as of this date
American League
CentralWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Kansas City Royals2019.513--18418911-99-10L2Game Log
Milwaukee Brewers1919.5000.51841975-1314-6L5Game Log
Cleveland Indians1920.4871.022622410-129-8W1Game Log
Chicago White Sox1722.4363.01912177-1110-11W3Game Log
Minnesota Twins1626.3815.51952408-128-14L1Game Log
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Baltimore Orioles2713.675--22415012-615-7W2Game Log
New York Yankees2517.5953.025317713-912-8W1Game Log
Toronto Blue Jays2118.5385.514615611-910-9L1Game Log
Detroit Tigers1823.4399.52122028-1310-10W2Game Log
Boston Red Sox1623.41010.52062149-127-11W1Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Texas Rangers2217.564--18617310-812-9L1Game Log
Seattle Mariners2318.5611.023623213-710-11L3Game Log
Anaheim Angels2019.5132.01952007-1213-7W6Game Log
Oakland Athletics1726.3957.01932607-1610-10L2Game Log
National League
CentralWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Houston Astros2220.524--17015610-1212-8L1Game Log
Pittsburgh Pirates2120.5120.516619812-99-11L2Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals1723.4254.01541536-1511-8L2Game Log
Chicago Cubs1327.3258.01641996-177-10L1Game Log
Cincinnati Reds1228.3009.01392206-176-11L1Game Log
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Atlanta Braves2813.683--20513113-715-6W2Game Log
Florida Marlins2516.6103.01761428-1117-5W6Game Log
Montreal Expos2217.5645.02171959-1213-5L1Game Log
New York Mets2120.5127.018214911-1010-10W1Game Log
Philadelphia Phillies1525.37512.51462167-138-12W1Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
San Francisco Giants2415.615--16115811-613-9W1Game Log
Los Angeles Dodgers2316.5901.01451279-714-9W1Game Log
Colorado Rockies2317.5751.525121111-1012-7L1Game Log
San Diego Padres1524.3859.01651865-1110-13W1Game Log

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