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Thursday, May 8,1997

Thursday, May 8,1997

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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 May 8,1997 Pittsburgh Pirates  10  Colorado Rockies  8  box | pbp Coors Field Esteban Loaiza Jamey Wright Rich Loiselle 48,050 3:20
1997 reg season May 8,1997 Atlanta Braves  1  Florida Marlins  5  box | pbp Sun Life Stadium Tony Saunders Tom Glavine -- 32,088 2:26
1997 reg season May 8,1997 New York Mets  2  Houston Astros  4  box | pbp Astrodome Mike Hampton Rick Reed Billy Wagner 12,842 2:28
1997 reg season May 8,1997 Chicago Cubs  6  San Diego Padres  2  box | pbp Qualcomm Stadium Terry Mulholland Fernando Valenzuela -- 16,844 2:56
1997 reg season May 8,1997 Philadelphia Phillies  2  St. Louis Cardinals  6  box | pbp Busch Stadium II Andy Benes Mike Mimbs -- 32,264 2:27
1997 reg season May 8,1997 Seattle Mariners  3  Baltimore Orioles  13  box | pbp Oriole Park at Camden Yards Mike Mussina Randy Johnson -- 45,026 3:04
1997 reg season May 8,1997 Minnesota Twins  10  Boston Red Sox  7  box | pbp Fenway Park Rich Robertson Rich Garces Rick Aguilera 24,595 3:26
1997 reg season May 8,1997 Oakland Athletics  6  Chicago White Sox  10  box | pbp Guaranteed Rate Field;U.S. Cellular Field James Baldwin Mike Mohler -- 16,627 3:02
1997 reg season May 8,1997 Toronto Blue Jays  4  Cleveland Indians  3  box | pbp Progressive Field Juan Guzman Chad Ogea Paul Quantrill 42,567 2:51
1997 reg season May 8,1997 Kansas City Royals  4  Detroit Tigers  0  box | pbp Tiger Stadium Tim Belcher Brian Moehler -- 16,243 2:49
1997 reg season May 8,1997 Texas Rangers  4  New York Yankees  5  box | pbp Yankee Stadium I Andy Pettitte Darren Oliver Mariano Rivera 17,483 2:58
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
1997 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 31 22 9 .710 0.0 182 115 67 W3 8-4 14-5 1 1 1 Yes Lost ALCS (Indians)
1997 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 34 19 15 .559 4.5 204 146 58 W3 9-8 10-7 2 3 8 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Indians)
1997 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 31 16 15 .516 6.0 118 121 -3 W1 7-7 9-8 3 6 14 -- dnq
1997 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 32 15 17 .469 7.5 183 164 19 L1 8-9 7-8 4 9 19 -- dnq
1997 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 33 13 20 .394 10.0 161 173 -12 L1 6-12 7-8 5 13 23 -- 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
1997 AL Central Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 29 15 14 .517 0.0 145 154 -9 W1 5-9 10-5 1 5 13 Yes dnq
1997 AL Central Cleveland Indians franchise | log 31 16 15 .516 0.0 196 190 6 L1 7-7 9-8 2 8 16 -- Lost World Series (Marlins)
1997 AL Central Kansas City Royals franchise | log 31 16 15 .516 0.0 144 146 -2 W1 10-7 6-8 3 7 15 -- dnq
1997 AL Central Minnesota Twins franchise | log 34 14 20 .412 3.5 158 199 -41 W1 8-12 6-8 4 12 22 -- dnq
1997 AL Central Chicago White Sox franchise | log 30 11 19 .367 4.5 132 158 -26 W1 4-8 7-11 5 14 25 -- 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
1997 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 32 19 13 .594 0.0 192 188 4 L1 10-5 9-8 1 2 5 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Orioles)
1997 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 30 16 14 .533 2.0 138 130 8 L3 7-8 9-6 2 4 12 Yes dnq
1997 AL West Anaheim Angels franchise | log 30 14 16 .467 4.0 142 158 -16 L2 7-9 7-7 3 10 20 -- dnq
1997 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 34 15 19 .441 5.0 153 206 -53 L2 7-13 8-6 4 11 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
1997 NL East Atlanta Braves franchise | log 33 23 10 .697 0.0 158 94 64 L1 10-6 13-4 1 1 2 Yes Lost NLCS (Marlins)
1997 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 31 17 14 .548 5.0 168 147 21 W2 8-10 9-4 2 6 9 -- dnq
1997 NL East Florida Marlins franchise | log 33 18 15 .545 5.0 125 119 6 W1 4-11 14-4 3 7 11 -- Won World Series (Indians)
1997 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 34 16 18 .471 7.5 156 135 21 L1 8-10 8-8 4 10 18 -- dnq
1997 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 32 10 22 .313 12.5 116 173 -57 L2 7-13 3-9 5 13 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
1997 NL Central Houston Astros franchise | log 34 19 15 .559 0.0 139 119 20 W1 7-7 12-8 1 5 7 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Braves)
1997 NL Central Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 33 18 15 .545 0.5 129 144 -15 W3 12-9 6-6 2 8 10 -- dnq
1997 NL Central St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 33 16 17 .485 2.5 127 117 10 W3 5-12 11-5 3 9 17 -- dnq
1997 NL Central Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 32 10 22 .313 8.0 112 186 -74 L1 5-15 5-7 4 12 27 -- dnq
1997 NL Central Chicago Cubs franchise | log 32 9 23 .281 9.0 121 161 -40 W1 5-15 4-8 5 14 28 -- 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
1997 NL West Colorado Rockies franchise | log 32 21 11 .656 0.0 220 175 45 L2 9-4 12-7 1 2 3 Yes dnq
1997 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 31 19 12 .613 1.5 111 120 -9 L2 8-4 11-8 2 3 4 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Marlins)
1997 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 31 18 13 .581 2.5 116 105 11 W1 6-5 12-8 3 4 6 Yes dnq
1997 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 31 12 19 .387 8.5 124 127 -3 L1 4-7 8-12 4 11 24 -- dnq
28 record(s)
Transactions
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Grid Actions:
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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 team name statusshort Transaction Description
Jason Jacome Cleveland Indians Hist Claimed on waivers from Royals by Indians
Rusty Meacham Boston Red Sox Hist Signed to #-year contract for 1997-1997 ($0m) [Free Agent]
Darryl Hamilton San Francisco Giants Hist Activated from Disabled List
3 record(s)