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Sunday, August 31,1997

Sunday, August 31,1997

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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 1997-08-31 Oakland Athletics  4 Colorado Rockies  10 box | pbp Coors Field Darren Holmes Mike Oquist -- 48,041 2:56
1997 reg season 1997-08-31 Seattle Mariners  3 Los Angeles Dodgers  1 box | pbp Dodger Stadium Mike Timlin Todd Worrell Bobby Ayala 54,213 3:02
1997 reg season 1997-08-31 Texas Rangers  3 San Diego Padres  5 box | pbp Qualcomm Stadium Sterling Hitchcock John Burkett Trevor Hoffman 22,461 2:41
1997 reg season 1997-08-31 Anaheim Angels  7 San Francisco Giants  4 box | pbp Candlestick Park Darrell May Wilson Alvarez Troy Percival 24,751 3:15
1997 reg season 1997-08-31 New York Mets  4 Baltimore Orioles  1 box | pbp Oriole Park at Camden Yards Rick Reed Jimmy Key John Franco 48,075 2:47
1997 reg season 1997-08-31 Atlanta Braves  7 Boston Red Sox  3 box | pbp Fenway Park Tom Glavine Steve Avery -- 33,147 2:54
1997 reg season 1997-08-31 Houston Astros  1 Chicago White Sox  3 box | pbp Guaranteed Rate Field;U.S. Cellular Field James Baldwin Shane Reynolds Matt Karchner 22,916 3:18
1997 reg season 1997-08-31 Chicago Cubs  5 Cleveland Indians  9 box | pbp Progressive Field Charles Nagy Miguel Batista Paul Assenmacher 43,013 2:46
1997 reg season 1997-08-31 Philadelphia Phillies  1 Detroit Tigers  2 box | pbp Tiger Stadium Justin Thompson Mark Leiter Todd Jones 19,152 2:41
1997 reg season 1997-08-31 St. Louis Cardinals  5 Kansas City Royals  4 box | pbp Kauffman Stadium Donovan Osborne Gregg Olson Dennis Eckersley 33,585 2:48
1997 reg season 1997-08-31 Pittsburgh Pirates  2 Milwaukee Brewers  3 box | pbp County Stadium Doug Jones Marc Wilkins -- 32,541 2:52
1997 reg season 1997-08-31 Cincinnati Reds  6 Minnesota Twins  8 box | pbp Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Brad Radke Gabe White Rick Aguilera 13,092 2:45
1997 reg season 1997-08-31 Montreal Expos  2 New York Yankees  3 box | pbp Yankee Stadium I Andy Pettitte Mike Johnson Mariano Rivera 55,707 2:58
1997 reg season 1997-08-31 Florida Marlins  8 Toronto Blue Jays  3 box | pbp Rogers Centre Livan Hernandez Woody Williams -- 31,125 2:32
14 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • 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)
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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 133 85 48 .639 0.0 676 520 156 L2 44-22 41-26 1 1 1 Yes Lost ALCS (Indians)
1997 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 134 79 55 .590 6.5 732 568 164 W1 40-27 39-28 2 2 4 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Indians)
1997 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 137 67 70 .489 20.0 755 763 -8 L3 34-32 33-38 3 8 17 -- dnq
1997 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 135 65 70 .481 21.0 554 584 -30 L3 32-34 33-36 4 9 18 -- dnq
1997 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 135 63 72 .467 23.0 658 669 -11 W1 27-39 36-33 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 132 70 62 .530 0.0 715 682 33 W1 33-30 37-32 1 5 10 Yes Lost World Series (Marlins)
1997 AL Central Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 135 68 67 .504 3.5 588 629 -41 W1 25-41 43-26 2 6 12 -- dnq
1997 AL Central Chicago White Sox franchise | log 136 68 68 .500 4.0 662 694 -32 W3 30-38 38-30 3 7 13 -- dnq
1997 AL Central Minnesota Twins franchise | log 134 56 78 .418 15.0 634 702 -68 W2 26-39 30-39 4 12 24 -- dnq
1997 AL Central Kansas City Royals franchise | log 133 55 78 .414 15.5 624 683 -59 L1 27-38 28-40 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 137 75 62 .547 0.0 777 719 58 W1 37-32 38-30 1 3 6 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Orioles)
1997 AL West Anaheim Angels franchise | log 137 74 63 .540 1.0 718 666 52 W1 33-36 41-27 2 4 9 Yes dnq
1997 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 137 64 73 .467 11.0 678 699 -21 L3 32-37 32-36 3 10 20 -- dnq
1997 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 137 53 84 .387 22.0 632 798 -166 L4 23-47 30-37 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 136 85 51 .625 0.0 678 483 195 W4 43-26 42-25 1 1 2 Yes Lost NLCS (Marlins)
1997 NL East Florida Marlins franchise | log 135 80 55 .593 4.5 604 532 72 W3 37-32 43-23 2 2 3 Yes Won World Series (Indians)
1997 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 135 73 62 .541 11.5 643 592 51 W2 33-36 40-26 3 5 8 -- dnq
1997 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 135 67 68 .496 17.5 590 620 -30 L1 30-39 37-29 4 8 15 -- dnq
1997 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 132 50 82 .379 33.0 542 714 -172 L1 22-46 28-36 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 136 70 66 .515 0.0 638 568 70 L4 32-37 38-29 1 6 11 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Braves)
1997 NL Central Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 137 68 69 .496 2.5 596 649 -53 L1 33-37 35-32 2 7 14 -- dnq
1997 NL Central St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 136 63 73 .463 7.0 557 558 -1 W1 28-41 35-32 3 11 22 -- dnq
1997 NL Central Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 134 59 75 .440 10.0 530 642 -112 L2 27-42 32-33 4 12 23 -- dnq
1997 NL Central Chicago Cubs franchise | log 137 55 82 .401 15.5 570 647 -77 L1 20-49 35-33 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 Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 138 78 60 .565 0.0 617 509 108 L1 35-33 43-27 1 3 5 Yes dnq
1997 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 137 75 62 .547 2.5 656 670 -14 L1 35-32 40-30 2 4 7 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Marlins)
1997 NL West Colorado Rockies franchise | log 138 68 70 .493 10.0 776 784 -8 W6 27-42 41-28 3 9 16 -- dnq
1997 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 138 65 73 .471 13.0 683 739 -56 W2 32-37 33-36 4 10 19 -- dnq
28 record(s)
Transactions
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Grid Actions:
PREMIUM subscribers get additional grid functionality
Tips/tools for using data gri ds:

  • 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
Shawon Dunston Pittsburgh Pirates Hist Traded by Chicago Cubs to Pittsburgh Pirates for future considerations
John Johnstone -- Hist Granted free agency
Keith Johns Baltimore Orioles Hist Traded by Milwaukee Brewers to Baltimore Orioles for future considerations
Bart Miadich Boston Red Sox Hist Signed as undrafted free agent (Oregon HS)
Pete Harnisch Milwaukee Brewers Hist Traded from New York Mets to Milwaukee Brewers for Donnie Moore
John Burkett Texas Rangers Hist Activated from Disabled List
6 record(s)
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