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Wednesday, August 20,1997

Wednesday, August 20,1997

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Games on this date
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year gametype box date visiting Team score home team score box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1997 reg season 1997-08-20 Colorado Rockies  5 Cincinnati Reds  3 box | pbp Cinergy Field Frank Castillo Gabe White Jerry DiPoto 21,968 2:59
1997 reg season 1997-08-20 Chicago Cubs  5 Florida Marlins  6 box | pbp Sun Life Stadium Livan Hernandez Kevin Tapani Robb Nen 28,003 3:27
1997 reg season 1997-08-20 Atlanta Braves  3 Houston Astros  1 box | pbp Astrodome Tom Glavine Shane Reynolds Mark Wohlers 25,593 2:46
1997 reg season 1997-08-20 St. Louis Cardinals  6 Montreal Expos  3 box | pbp Stade Olympique Curtis King Steve Kline Dennis Eckersley 19,386 2:37
1997 reg season 1997-08-20 San Diego Padres  3 Pittsburgh Pirates  7 box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Jason Schmidt Andy Ashby -- 10,222 2:45
1997 reg season 1997-08-20 New York Yankees  7 Anaheim Angels  3 box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Dwight Gooden Ken Hill Ramiro Mendoza 0 3:04
1997 reg season 1997-08-20 New York Yankees  8 Anaheim Angels  5 box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Hideki Irabu Mark Langston Mariano Rivera 32,343 3:24
1997 reg season 1997-08-20 Toronto Blue Jays  6 Chicago White Sox  12 box | pbp Guaranteed Rate Field;U.S. Cellular Field James Baldwin Robert Person -- 20,003 2:53
1997 reg season 1997-08-20 Minnesota Twins  11 Detroit Tigers  1 box | pbp Tiger Stadium Brad Radke Scott Sanders -- 13,199 2:51
1997 reg season 1997-08-20 Baltimore Orioles  4 Kansas City Royals  2 box | pbp Kauffman Stadium Jimmy Key Glendon Rusch Randy Myers 16,225 2:19
1997 reg season 1997-08-20 Boston Red Sox  7 Oakland Athletics  5 box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Tim Wakefield Jimmy Haynes Butch Henry 0 2:49
1997 reg season 1997-08-20 Boston Red Sox  5 Oakland Athletics  4 box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Joe Hudson Don Wengert Tom Gordon 11,382 3:50
1997 reg season 1997-08-20 Cleveland Indians  0 Seattle Mariners  1 box | pbp Kingdome Randy Johnson Charles Nagy Heathcliff Slocumb 32,546 2:28
1997 reg season 1997-08-20 Milwaukee Brewers  6 Texas Rangers  2 box | pbp Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Bryce Florie Terry Clark Doug Jones 33,531 2:28
14 record(s)
Standings on this date
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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 123 79 44 .642 0.0 636 478 158 W1 43-22 36-22 1 1 1 Yes Lost ALCS (Indians)
1997 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 125 75 50 .600 5.0 677 520 157 W2 37-24 38-26 2 2 3 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Indians)
1997 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 127 64 63 .504 17.0 714 682 32 W6 31-28 33-35 3 6 12 -- dnq
1997 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 125 60 65 .480 20.0 504 530 -26 L2 29-33 31-32 4 9 18 -- dnq
1997 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 125 58 67 .464 22.0 620 635 -15 L1 24-35 34-32 5 11 21 -- 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 123 65 58 .528 0.0 659 632 27 L1 30-27 35-31 1 5 10 Yes Lost World Series (Marlins)
1997 AL Central Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 125 62 63 .496 4.0 548 584 -36 W2 25-41 37-22 2 7 14 -- dnq
1997 AL Central Chicago White Sox franchise | log 126 62 64 .492 4.5 608 632 -24 W2 28-34 34-30 3 8 15 -- dnq
1997 AL Central Kansas City Royals franchise | log 123 52 71 .423 13.0 565 626 -61 L1 25-37 27-34 4 12 24 -- dnq
1997 AL Central Minnesota Twins franchise | log 125 52 73 .416 14.0 597 668 -71 W1 26-36 26-37 5 13 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 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 126 70 56 .556 0.0 712 648 64 W1 36-29 34-27 1 3 6 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Orioles)
1997 AL West Anaheim Angels franchise | log 127 69 58 .543 1.5 672 615 57 L2 31-34 38-24 2 4 8 Yes dnq
1997 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 127 60 67 .472 10.5 609 642 -33 L2 30-32 30-35 3 10 20 -- dnq
1997 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 127 50 77 .394 20.5 586 728 -142 L4 23-43 27-34 4 14 27 -- 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 127 78 49 .614 0.0 612 452 160 W2 40-26 38-23 1 1 2 Yes Lost NLCS (Marlins)
1997 NL East Florida Marlins franchise | log 125 73 52 .584 4.0 552 510 42 W2 32-30 41-22 2 2 4 Yes Won World Series (Indians)
1997 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 124 67 57 .540 9.5 579 541 38 L4 31-35 36-22 3 5 9 -- dnq
1997 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 124 61 63 .492 15.5 544 569 -25 L3 25-34 36-29 4 8 16 -- dnq
1997 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 122 45 77 .369 30.5 503 678 -175 L1 21-44 24-33 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 Central Houston Astros franchise | log 126 66 60 .524 0.0 592 524 68 L2 31-32 35-28 1 6 11 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Braves)
1997 NL Central Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 126 63 63 .500 3.0 553 594 -41 W3 32-35 31-28 2 7 13 -- dnq
1997 NL Central St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 125 58 67 .464 7.5 507 498 9 W3 25-37 33-30 3 11 22 -- dnq
1997 NL Central Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 124 55 69 .444 10.0 484 581 -97 L1 23-36 32-33 4 12 23 -- dnq
1997 NL Central Chicago Cubs franchise | log 127 50 77 .394 16.5 520 595 -75 L2 19-47 31-30 5 13 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 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 127 71 56 .559 0.0 604 609 -5 W1 33-28 38-28 1 3 5 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Marlins)
1997 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 125 68 57 .544 2.0 548 471 77 W1 28-31 40-26 2 4 7 Yes dnq
1997 NL West Colorado Rockies franchise | log 126 61 65 .484 9.5 709 719 -10 W1 26-39 35-26 3 9 17 -- dnq
1997 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 126 60 66 .476 10.5 626 679 -53 L3 30-31 30-35 4 10 19 -- dnq
28 record(s)
Transactions
*Reload page to restore grid
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
Erik Hiljus -- Hist Released by Cardinals
Eddie Murray Los Angeles Dodgers Hist Signed to Minor League contract
Bill Swift -- Hist Released by Rockies
Roberto Kelly Seattle Mariners Hist Traded from Minnesota Twins to Seattle Mariners for Joe Mays (10/9/1997) and Jeromy Palki (10/9/1997)
Todd Greene Anaheim Angels Injury DL - Broken right wrist *Hit by a foul tip*
Chuck Finley Anaheim Angels Injury DL - Sprained left wrist *Fell while backing up home plate*
John Mabry St. Louis Cardinals Injury DL - Fractured jaw *During batting practice while in OF, hit with Grudzielanek liner*
Pat Lennon Oakland Athletics Injury DL - Shoulder
Jose Canseco Oakland Athletics Hist Activated from Disabled List
Ramon Martinez Los Angeles Dodgers Hist Activated from Disabled List
Mark Langston Anaheim Angels Hist Activated from Disabled List
11 record(s)
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