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Baseball on Wednesday, April 16, 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
Cincinnati Reds1Atlanta Braves7BoxPaul Byrd (1-0)John Smiley (1-3)ATL  J Blauser (2), K Lofton (1)Jeff Blauser (18.9)
Colorado Rockies4Chicago Cubs0BoxRoger Bailey (2-0)Frank Castillo (0-3)NoneJohn Vander Wal (13.6)
St. Louis Cardinals1Florida Marlins2BoxPat Rapp (2-0)Donovan Osborne (0-2)FLO  G Sheffield (2)Devon White (23.9)
Montreal Expos2Houston Astros10BoxShane Reynolds (2-1)Marc Valdes (0-2)MON  D Hermanson (1)Bill Spiers (19.7)
Los Angeles Dodgers5New York Mets2BoxPedro Astacio (2-0)Rick Reed (0-1)LAN  W Guerrero (1), E Karros (1)Wilton Guerrero (29.9)
San Francisco Giants6Philadelphia Phillies5BoxJim Poole (1-0)Reggie Harris (0-1)PHI  M Lieberthal (4)  SFN  G Hill 2 (2), R Wilkins (1)Glenallen Hill (52.6)
San Diego Padres7Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxFernando Valenzuela (1-1)Steve Cooke (1-2)PIT  J Allensworth (2), K Elster (2), J Randa (1), T Womack (1)  SDN  T Gwynn (3)Ken Caminiti (20.7)
Cleveland Indians6Boston Red Sox11BoxSteve Avery (1-1)Chad Ogea (2-1)BOS  T Naehring (5), M Vaughn 2 (3)  CLE  M Williams (1)Mo Vaughn (41.0)
Baltimore Orioles3Chicago White Sox9BoxDoug Drabek (1-1)Shawn Boskie (0-1)CHA  H Baines (2), A Belle (2)Dave Martinez (25.0)
Seattle Mariners7Detroit Tigers3BoxRandy Johnson (2-0)A.J. Sager (1-1)DET  T Clark (5), M Nieves (3)  SEA  K Griffey (7)Ken Griffey (60.7)
Texas Rangers2Kansas City Royals0BoxJohn Burkett (1-1)Jim Pittsley (0-1)TEX  L Stevens (4)Lee Stevens (18.9)
New York Yankees4Milwaukee Brewers7BoxJose Mercedes (1-0)David Cone (0-2)MIL  J Burnitz (1), J Levis (1)  NYA  T Martinez (5)Jesse Levis (39.2)
Los Angeles Angels2Minnesota Twins4BoxRich Robertson (2-0)Allen Watson (0-2)ANA  J Edmonds (3)Terry Steinbach (23.8)
Oakland Athletics3Toronto Blue Jays4BoxTim Crabtree (1-1)Billy Taylor (0-1)OAK  M McGwire (4)Shawn Green (21.8)
Standings as of this date
American League
CentralWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Milwaukee Brewers64.600--36302-24-2W1Game Log
Minnesota Twins77.5002.069802-55-2W1Game Log
Kansas City Royals66.5001.055504-32-3L1Game Log
Cleveland Indians58.3852.582974-51-3L4Game Log
Chicago White Sox49.3083.560742-52-4W1Game Log
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Baltimore Orioles93.750--64493-36-0L1Game Log
Boston Red Sox86.5712.088634-44-2W4Game Log
Detroit Tigers78.4673.589963-54-3L1Game Log
Toronto Blue Jays56.4553.543342-13-5W1Game Log
New York Yankees59.3575.074664-51-4L4Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Seattle Mariners95.643--85795-14-4W3Game Log
Texas Rangers65.5451.544452-34-2W3Game Log
Oakland Athletics77.5002.059722-45-3L3Game Log
Anaheim Angels67.4622.570833-23-5L1Game Log
National League
CentralWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Houston Astros96.600--60503-46-2W1Game Log
Pittsburgh Pirates57.4172.541564-41-3L1Game Log
Cincinnati Reds59.3573.551941-74-2L3Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals49.3084.041481-73-2L1Game Log
Chicago Cubs012.0007.531640-60-6L12Game Log
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Atlanta Braves113.786--71383-28-1W5Game Log
Florida Marlins94.6921.556423-26-2W1Game Log
Montreal Expos57.4175.058742-43-3L1Game Log
New York Mets410.2867.047583-61-4L1Game Log
Philadelphia Phillies310.2317.530593-60-4L5Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
San Francisco Giants103.769--56415-05-3W6Game Log
Colorado Rockies103.769--105636-24-1W3Game Log
Los Angeles Dodgers94.6921.054363-16-3W1Game Log
San Diego Padres85.6152.063413-15-4W1Game Log

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