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Friday August 2,1996This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Games on 1996-08-02

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins10Boston Red Sox11BoxMark BrandenburgDan Naulty(none)
Baltimore Orioles1Cleveland Indians11BoxOrel HershiserScott Erickson(none)
Seattle Mariners2Detroit Tigers8BoxOmar OlivaresMatt Wagner(none)
New York Yankees3Kansas City Royals4BoxJeff MontgomeryMariano Rivera(none)
Milwaukee Brewers4Oakland Athletics3BoxAngel MirandaBilly TaylorMike Fetters
Chicago White Sox9Texas Rangers0BoxAlex FernandezRoger Pavlik(none)
California Angels2Toronto Blue Jays9BoxPat HentgenChuck Finley(none)
Colorado Rockies7Chicago Cubs2BoxKevin RitzAmaury Telemaco(none)
San Francisco Giants1Houston Astros5BoxDoug DrabekMark GardnerXavier Hernandez
Atlanta Braves1Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxScott RadinskyJohn SmoltzMark Guthrie
Cincinnati Reds1Montreal Expos11BoxPedro MartinezKevin Jarvis(none)
St. Louis Cardinals4New York Mets3BoxTodd StottlemyreBobby JonesRick Honeycutt
Pittsburgh Pirates8Philadelphia Phillies3BoxMarc WilkinsRon Blazier(none)
Florida Marlins1San Diego Padres2BoxTrevor HoffmanYorkis Perez(none)

Standings as of 1996-08-02

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123New York Yankees1076443.598--5485113729-2635-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I552827.509
2612Baltimore Orioles1085553.5099.5619615425-2329-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards543321.611
31020Toronto Blue Jays1095158.46814.0564573-925-3126-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome532330.434
41325Boston Red Sox1074859.44916.0627662-3520-3528-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan DuquetteFenway Park553718.673
51428Detroit Tigers1093772.33928.0549767-21817-4120-31W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium531637.302
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Cleveland Indians1096643.606--63752711034-2332-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field523319.635
245Chicago White Sox1096049.5506.06035089530-2630-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II532528.472
3817Milwaukee Brewers1095356.48613.06406162425-2928-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium532726.509
4919Minnesota Twins1085157.47214.5606616-1023-2528-32L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome542727.500
51224Kansas City Royals1105060.45516.5507555-4827-2923-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium512526.490
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Texas Rangers1106149.555--6415479424-2837-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington522923.558
256Seattle Mariners1085949.5461.06866216529-2430-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome532627.491
3715Oakland Athletics1105555.5006.0609600931-2724-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum522329.442
41121California Angels1095158.4689.5534652-11818-3733-21L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiAnaheim Stadium521933.365
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves1086642.611--53241411828-2438-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium543024.556
227Montreal Expos1085949.5467.05194536626-2733-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium542925.537
31018New York Mets1105258.47315.0521522-120-3332-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McIlvaineShea Stadium521933.365
41123Florida Marlins1095059.45916.5448472-2416-3634-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium533023.566
51427Philadelphia Phillies1094465.40422.5440536-9622-3822-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium532330.434
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138St. Louis Cardinals1095851.532--5234982531-2827-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II533023.566
2511Houston Astros1105852.5270.5532545-1327-3131-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome522428.462
3713Cincinnati Reds1055352.5053.0486511-2527-2626-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenRiverfront Stadium572829.491
4916Chicago Cubs1085355.4914.55175051223-2930-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field542331.426
51222Pittsburgh Pirates1095059.4598.0510557-4725-2925-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium532330.434
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149San Diego Padres1115952.532--5394875229-2430-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersJack Murphy Stadium513219.627
2610Los Angeles Dodgers1105852.5270.54554352027-2931-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium523220.615
3814Colorado Rockies1095554.5053.0646667-2117-3638-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field532825.528
41326San Francisco Giants1074661.43011.0498564-6620-3326-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBob QuinnCandlestick Park552233.400


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Esteban BeltreSS28.220Signed as Free Agent by Phillies. 
Brent CooksonLF-RF26.329Sent to Orioles by Red Sox for future considerations. 
Ozwaldo MairenaP21.003Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Milt ThompsonCF-LF37.209Released by Rockies.