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Monday, August 31,1987

Monday, August 31,1987

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year gametype box date visiting team score home team score box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1987 reg season Aug 31,1987 Seattle Mariners  3  Baltimore Orioles  4  box | pbp Memorial Stadium Mike Griffin Mike Morgan Tom Niedenfuer 15,411 2:25
1987 reg season Aug 31,1987 Kansas City Royals  3  Chicago White Sox  5  box | pbp Comiskey Park I Jose DeLeon Danny Jackson Bobby Thigpen 9,166 2:49
1987 reg season Aug 31,1987 Cleveland Indians  7  Detroit Tigers  2  box | pbp Tiger Stadium John Farrell Frank Tanana -- 22,530 3:02
1987 reg season Aug 31,1987 Oakland Athletics  1  New York Yankees  4  box | pbp Yankee Stadium I Ron Guidry Curt Young Tim Stoddard 25,597 2:38
1987 reg season Aug 31,1987 California Angels  8  Toronto Blue Jays  7  box | pbp Exhibition Stadium Willie Fraser Tom Henke Gary Lucas 30,224 3:49
1987 reg season Aug 31,1987 Chicago Cubs  4  Houston Astros  3  box | pbp Astrodome Les Lancaster Danny Darwin Lee Smith 17,734 2:48
1987 reg season Aug 31,1987 Philadelphia Phillies  4  Los Angeles Dodgers  2  box | pbp Dodger Stadium Shane Rawley Bob Welch Steve Bedrosian 38,104 2:33
1987 reg season Aug 31,1987 Atlanta Braves  3  Pittsburgh Pirates  7  box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Mike Dunne Jeff Dedmon -- 4,930 2:23
1987 reg season Aug 31,1987 New York Mets  6  San Diego Padres  5  box | pbp Qualcomm Stadium Jesse Orosco Keith Comstock Roger McDowell 11,708 3:17
1987 reg season Aug 31,1987 Montreal Expos  0  San Francisco Giants  5  box | pbp Candlestick Park Dave Dravecky Dennis Martinez -- 13,633 2:30
1987 reg season Aug 31,1987 Cincinnati Reds  0  St. Louis Cardinals  4  box | pbp Busch Stadium II John Tudor Ted Power -- 39,348 2:24
11 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 team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1987 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 129 77 52 .597 0.0 732 598 134 L1 36-28 41-24 1 1 2 Yes Lost ALCS (Twins)
1987 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 131 77 54 .588 1.0 686 543 143 L1 38-30 39-24 2 2 3 Yes dnq
1987 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 131 74 57 .565 4.0 642 596 46 W3 33-36 41-21 3 3 5 Yes dnq
1987 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 130 70 60 .538 7.5 702 694 8 L2 32-31 38-29 4 4 7 Yes dnq
1987 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 129 62 67 .481 15.0 681 667 14 W1 21-43 41-24 5 9 17 -- dnq
1987 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 131 60 71 .458 18.0 624 689 -65 W1 33-34 27-37 6 12 20 -- dnq
1987 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 132 51 81 .386 27.5 591 771 -180 W1 21-42 30-39 7 14 26 -- dnq
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1987 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 132 69 63 .523 0.0 662 674 -12 W2 26-43 43-20 1 5 9 Yes Won World Series (Cardinals)
1987 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 131 67 64 .511 1.5 675 633 42 L2 31-33 36-31 2 6 11 -- dnq
1987 AL West California Angels franchise | log 132 66 66 .500 3.0 623 639 -16 W3 33-30 33-36 3 7 13 -- dnq
1987 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 131 65 66 .496 3.5 568 565 3 L1 28-41 37-25 4 8 14 -- dnq
1987 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 130 61 69 .469 7.0 685 702 -17 L2 27-38 34-31 5 10 18 -- dnq
1987 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 131 61 70 .466 7.5 606 671 -65 L3 27-35 34-35 6 11 19 -- dnq
1987 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 130 55 75 .423 13.0 594 629 -35 W1 30-35 25-40 7 13 24 -- dnq
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1987 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 130 79 51 .608 0.0 689 571 118 W6 41-27 38-24 1 1 1 Yes Lost World Series (Twins)
1987 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 131 74 57 .565 5.5 655 578 77 W2 33-30 41-27 2 2 4 Yes dnq
1987 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 130 73 57 .562 6.0 600 590 10 L1 34-28 39-29 3 3 6 Yes dnq
1987 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 131 68 63 .519 11.5 595 609 -14 W1 31-32 37-31 4 5 10 Yes dnq
1987 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 130 66 64 .508 13.0 606 636 -30 W2 32-34 34-30 5 6 12 -- dnq
1987 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 131 60 71 .458 19.5 575 620 -45 W7 23-42 37-29 6 9 21 -- dnq
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1987 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 132 70 62 .530 0.0 617 555 62 W1 36-32 34-30 1 4 8 Yes Lost NLCS (Cardinals)
1987 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 131 65 66 .496 4.5 535 542 -7 L6 27-41 38-25 2 7 15 -- dnq
1987 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 132 64 68 .485 6.0 641 636 5 L2 31-34 33-34 3 8 16 -- dnq
1987 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 130 56 74 .431 13.0 614 652 -38 L5 23-43 33-31 4 10 22 -- dnq
1987 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 131 56 75 .427 13.5 501 551 -50 L5 25-42 31-33 5 11 23 -- dnq
1987 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 131 54 77 .412 15.5 550 638 -88 L1 23-41 31-36 6 12 25 -- dnq
26 record(s)
Transactions
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  • 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 team name statusshort Transaction Description
Gary Lavelle Oakland Athletics Hist Signed to #-year contract for 1987-1987 ($0m) [Free Agent]
Phil Niekro -- Hist Released by Blue Jays
Dave Leiper San Diego Padres Hist Traded from Oakland Athletics with Rob Nelson to San Diego Padres for Storm Davis (8/30/1987)
Gene Garber Kansas City Royals Hist Traded from Atlanta Braves to Kansas City Royals for Terry Bell (9/3/1987)
Pat Perry Cincinnati Reds Hist Traded from St. Louis Cardinals to Cincinnati Reds for Scott Terry (9/3/1987)
Mike Flanagan Toronto Blue Jays Hist Traded from Baltimore Orioles to Toronto Blue Jays for Oswaldo Peraza and Jose Mesa (9/4/1987)
Oswaldo Peraza Baltimore Orioles Hist Traded from Toronto Blue Jays with Jose Mesa to Baltimore Orioles for Mike Flanagan
Jeff Kaiser Cleveland Indians Hist Activated from Disabled List
8 record(s)