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Friday, May 23,1997

Friday, May 23,1997

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Games on this date
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year gametype box date visiting Team visscore home team homescore box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1997 reg season 1997-05-23 Chicago Cubs 3 Cincinnati Reds 1 box | pbp Cinergy Field Terry Mulholland Kent Mercker Terry Adams 23,189 2:04
1997 reg season 1997-05-23 Houston Astros 7 Colorado Rockies 8 box | pbp Coors Field Bobby Jones Donne Wall Steve Reed 48,127 2:42
1997 reg season 1997-05-23 Atlanta Braves 4 Los Angeles Dodgers 2 box | pbp Dodger Stadium John Smoltz Pedro Astacio Mark Wohlers 38,735 2:32
1997 reg season 1997-05-23 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 Montreal Expos 4 box | pbp Stade Olympique Pedro Martinez Steve Cooke -- 18,499 2:04
1997 reg season 1997-05-23 New York Mets 1 Philadelphia Phillies 2 box | pbp Veterans Stadium Garrett Stephenson Dave Mlicki Ricky Bottalico 15,501 2:31
1997 reg season 1997-05-23 Florida Marlins 3 San Diego Padres 6 box | pbp Qualcomm Stadium Fernando Valenzuela Alex Fernandez -- 21,213 3:03
1997 reg season 1997-05-23 St. Louis Cardinals 0 San Francisco Giants 2 box | pbp Candlestick Park Shawn Estes Matt Morris -- 17,661 2:18
1997 reg season 1997-05-23 Milwaukee Brewers 4 Chicago White Sox 1 box | pbp Guaranteed Rate Field;U.S. Cellular Field Scott Karl Wilson Alvarez Doug Jones 28,160 2:27
1997 reg season 1997-05-23 Baltimore Orioles 1 Cleveland Indians 6 box | pbp Progressive Field Chad Ogea Jimmy Key -- 41,154 2:35
1997 reg season 1997-05-23 Texas Rangers 1 Detroit Tigers 7 box | pbp Tiger Stadium Brian Moehler Darren Oliver -- 16,017 2:31
1997 reg season 1997-05-23 Seattle Mariners 8 Kansas City Royals 4 box | pbp Kauffman Stadium Randy Johnson Tim Belcher -- 21,042 3:04
1997 reg season 1997-05-23 Oakland Athletics 8 Minnesota Twins 4 box | pbp Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Steve Karsay Brad Radke Billy Taylor 36,568 3:04
1997 reg season 1997-05-23 Boston Red Sox 9 New York Yankees 3 box | pbp Yankee Stadium I Aaron Sele Jeff Nelson -- 29,003 3:28
1997 reg season 1997-05-23 Anaheim Angels 12 Toronto Blue Jays 2 box | pbp Rogers Centre Dennis Springer Juan Guzman -- 30,209 3:13
14 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • Hide Rows: Click the` minus sign in the first column to hide the row in the grid.
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  • Sort: Click a column in the first header row to sort data by values in that column. Click again to reverse the original sort. Some cells have custom sort keys that will sort them logically instead of alphanumerically.
  • Compare/Analyze: Click multiple rows for players of interest. In addition to filtering, you can quickly COMPARE player stats or use the MULTI-PLAYER STAT VIEWER to view multiple player cards on the same page.
  • Leaders: On stat grids. Top-10 ranked statistics are highlighted in gray. #1 rank is in light green. (PREMIUM setting)
  • Export to CSV: Click CSV to convert the full grid into a comma-delimeted display. From there, you can copy/paste to another application.
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1997 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 44 30 14 .682 0.0 239 166 73 L1 13-7 17-7 1 1 2 Yes Lost ALCS (Indians)
1997 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 43 23 20 .535 6.5 160 177 -17 L1 13-9 10-11 2 6 11 -- dnq
1997 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 47 25 22 .532 6.5 261 204 57 L5 13-10 12-12 3 7 12 -- Lost in 1st Round (Indians)
1997 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 45 20 25 .444 10.5 228 214 14 W1 9-15 11-10 4 11 21 -- dnq
1997 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 44 18 26 .409 12.0 234 246 -12 W2 11-15 7-11 5 12 22 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1997 AL Central Cleveland Indians franchise | log 44 24 20 .545 0.0 254 235 19 W6 11-12 13-8 1 4 7 Yes Lost World Series (Marlins)
1997 AL Central Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 42 21 21 .500 2.0 200 211 -11 W2 6-14 15-7 2 8 17 -- dnq
1997 AL Central Chicago White Sox franchise | log 43 20 23 .465 3.5 222 231 -9 L1 8-11 12-12 3 9 18 -- dnq
1997 AL Central Kansas City Royals franchise | log 44 20 24 .455 4.0 197 217 -20 L7 11-12 9-12 4 10 19 -- dnq
1997 AL Central Minnesota Twins franchise | log 46 18 28 .391 7.0 214 261 -47 L2 9-13 9-15 5 14 26 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1997 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 44 25 19 .568 0.0 212 199 13 L1 10-9 15-10 1 2 5 Yes dnq
1997 AL West Anaheim Angels franchise | log 44 24 20 .545 1.0 245 231 14 W3 8-12 16-8 2 3 8 Yes dnq
1997 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 46 25 21 .543 1.0 276 277 -1 W1 15-9 10-12 3 5 9 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Orioles)
1997 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 48 19 29 .396 8.0 222 295 -73 W1 9-18 10-11 4 13 24 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1997 NL East Atlanta Braves franchise | log 46 33 13 .717 0.0 228 141 87 W7 14-7 19-6 1 1 1 Yes Lost NLCS (Marlins)
1997 NL East Florida Marlins franchise | log 45 27 18 .600 5.5 191 158 33 L2 9-12 18-6 2 3 3 Yes Won World Series (Indians)
1997 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 45 25 20 .556 7.5 237 217 20 W1 9-14 16-6 3 4 6 Yes dnq
1997 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 47 25 22 .532 8.5 214 168 46 L1 13-12 12-10 4 6 13 -- dnq
1997 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 46 18 28 .391 15.0 164 248 -84 W1 8-14 10-14 5 12 25 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1997 NL Central Houston Astros franchise | log 47 24 23 .511 0.0 197 184 13 L1 11-14 13-9 1 8 15 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Braves)
1997 NL Central Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 46 23 23 .500 0.5 183 215 -32 L1 14-11 9-12 2 9 16 -- dnq
1997 NL Central St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 45 18 27 .400 5.0 163 171 -8 L2 6-18 12-9 3 11 23 -- dnq
1997 NL Central Chicago Cubs franchise | log 45 17 28 .378 6.0 196 210 -14 W2 7-17 10-11 4 13 27 -- dnq
1997 NL Central Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 45 14 31 .311 9.0 161 244 -83 L2 7-18 7-13 5 14 28 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1997 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 45 27 18 .600 0.0 190 193 -3 W2 11-8 16-10 1 2 4 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Marlins)
1997 NL West Colorado Rockies franchise | log 46 25 21 .543 2.5 281 252 29 W1 12-14 13-7 2 5 10 -- dnq
1997 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 45 23 22 .511 4.0 160 156 4 L6 9-12 14-10 3 7 14 -- dnq
1997 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 45 20 25 .444 7.0 200 208 -8 W5 6-12 14-13 4 10 20 -- dnq
28 record(s)
Transactions
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Grid Actions:
PREMIUM subscribers get additional grid functionality
Tips/tools for using data grids:

  • Manual Filter: Single-click a row to highlight in orange. Click FILTER ROWS button to show only those rows in the grid
  • Quick-Filter: Double-Click on a cell value to filter the grid on rows that have same value in same column. Click a statistic to view all values equal or higher
  • Select Rows: Single-click rows to select multiple rows for future action or visibility.
  • Hide Rows: Click the` minus sign in the first column to hide the row in the grid.
  • Restore Rows: Once rows are filtered, click RESTORE ROWS to show all rows once again
  • Sort: Click a column in the first header row to sort data by values in that column. Click again to reverse the original sort. Some cells have custom sort keys that will sort them logically instead of alphanumerically.
  • Compare/Analyze: Click multiple rows for players of interest. In addition to filtering, you can quickly COMPARE player stats or use the MULTI-PLAYER STAT VIEWER to view multiple player cards on the same page.
  • Leaders: On stat grids. Top-10 ranked statistics are highlighted in gray. #1 rank is in light green. (PREMIUM setting)
  • Export to CSV: Click CSV to convert the full grid into a comma-delimeted display. From there, you can copy/paste to another application.
player name teamname statusshort Transaction Description
Darnell Coles -- Hist Sold by Colorado Rockies to Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central)
Mike MacFarlane Kansas City Royals Hist Activated from Disabled List
2 record(s)