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Baseball on Friday, May 23, 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
Chicago Cubs3Cincinnati Reds1BoxTerry Mulholland (4-3)Kent Mercker (1-5)CHN  S Sosa (11)Tyler Houston (25.0)
Houston Astros7Colorado Rockies8BoxBobby Jones (1-0)Donne Wall (1-2)COL  J Bates (2), D Bichette (6), E Burks (11)Dante Bichette (31.5)
Atlanta Braves4Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxJohn Smoltz (6-3)Pedro Astacio (3-3)ATL  R Klesko (6)  LAN  E Anthony (1)Ryan Klesko (19.0)
Pittsburgh Pirates1Montreal Expos4BoxPedro Martinez (8-0)Steve Cooke (3-6)NoneDarrin Fletcher (61.1)
New York Mets1Philadelphia Phillies2BoxGarrett Stephenson (2-0)Dave Mlicki (0-4)NYN  B Gilkey (4)Kevin Stocker (28.6)
Florida Marlins3San Diego Padres6BoxFernando Valenzuela (2-6)Alex Fernandez (5-5)SDN  W Joyner (4)Archi Cianfrocco (21.3)
St. Louis Cardinals0San Francisco Giants2BoxShawn Estes (6-2)Matt Morris (1-3)NoneJose Vizcaino (12.4)
Milwaukee Brewers4Chicago White Sox1BoxScott Karl (2-5)Wilson Alvarez (3-5)MIL  M Loretta (1), G Williams (5)Albert Belle (23.3)
Baltimore Orioles1Cleveland Indians6BoxChad Ogea (5-3)Jimmy Key (8-1)NoneManny Ramirez (17.7)
Texas Rangers1Detroit Tigers7BoxBrian Moehler (3-3)Darren Oliver (2-5)DET  T Clark (17), M Nieves (6)  TEX  R Greer (5)Melvin Nieves (19.8)
Seattle Mariners8Kansas City Royals4BoxRandy Johnson (6-1)Tim Belcher (5-5)KCA  J Vitiello (1)  SEA  J Buhner (9), K Griffey (21), P Sorrento (6)Jay Buhner (43.8)
Oakland Athletics8Minnesota Twins4BoxSteve Karsay (1-5)Brad Radke (3-4)NoneJason Giambi (21.6)
Boston Red Sox9New York Yankees3BoxAaron Sele (5-3)Jeff Nelson (1-4)BOS  W Cordero (7), M Stanley (4)Mike Stanley (39.9)
Los Angeles Angels12Toronto Blue Jays2BoxDennis Springer (3-1)Juan Guzman (3-4)ANA  L Alicea (2), G DiSarcina (3), J Leyritz (6)Tim Salmon (17.8)
Standings as of this date
American League
CentralWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Cleveland Indians2420.545--25423511-1213-8W6Game Log
Milwaukee Brewers2121.5002.02002116-1415-7W2Game Log
Chicago White Sox2023.4653.52222318-1112-12L1Game Log
Kansas City Royals2024.4554.019721711-129-12L7Game Log
Minnesota Twins1828.3917.02142619-139-15L2Game Log
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Baltimore Orioles3014.682--23916613-717-7L1Game Log
Toronto Blue Jays2320.5356.516017713-910-11L1Game Log
New York Yankees2522.5326.526120413-1012-12L5Game Log
Detroit Tigers2025.44410.52282149-1511-10W1Game Log
Boston Red Sox1826.40912.023424611-157-11W2Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Texas Rangers2519.568--21219910-915-10L1Game Log
Anaheim Angels2420.5451.02452318-1216-8W3Game Log
Seattle Mariners2521.5431.027627715-910-12W1Game Log
Oakland Athletics1929.3968.02222959-1810-11W1Game Log
National League
CentralWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Houston Astros2423.511--19718411-1413-9L1Game Log
Pittsburgh Pirates2323.5000.518321514-119-12L1Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals1827.4005.01631716-1812-9L2Game Log
Chicago Cubs1728.3786.01962107-1710-11W2Game Log
Cincinnati Reds1431.3119.01612447-187-13L2Game Log
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Atlanta Braves3313.717--22814114-719-6W7Game Log
Florida Marlins2718.6005.51911589-1218-6L2Game Log
Montreal Expos2520.5567.52372179-1416-6W1Game Log
New York Mets2522.5328.521416813-1212-10L1Game Log
Philadelphia Phillies1828.39115.01642488-1410-14W1Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
San Francisco Giants2718.600--19019311-816-10W2Game Log
Colorado Rockies2521.5432.528125212-1413-7W1Game Log
Los Angeles Dodgers2322.5114.01601569-1214-10L6Game Log
San Diego Padres2025.4447.02002086-1214-13W5Game Log

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