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Saturday August 17,1996This 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 1996-08-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
California Angels0Boston Red Sox6BoxRoger ClemensChuck Finley(none)
Detroit Tigers3Cleveland Indians6BoxOrel HershiserJustin ThompsonJose Mesa
Chicago White Sox6Milwaukee Brewers2BoxAlex FernandezBen McDonaldRoberto Hernandez
Toronto Blue Jays1Minnesota Twins11BoxRich RobertsonErik Hanson(none)
Seattle Mariners10New York Yankees3BoxJamie MoyerKenny Rogers(none)
Baltimore Orioles1Oakland Athletics3BoxAriel PrietoRocky CoppingerMark Acre
Kansas City Royals4Texas Rangers1BoxTim BelcherKen Hill(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates1Atlanta Braves7BoxMike BieleckiMatt Ruebel(none)
Houston Astros3Chicago Cubs12BoxSteve TrachselDarryl Kile(none)
Colorado Rockies3Cincinnati Reds5BoxJohn SmileyMike MunozJeff Brantley
Colorado Rockies5Cincinnati Reds9BoxJeff ShawSteve Reed(none)
Montreal Expos6Los Angeles Dodgers7BoxTodd WorrellDave Veres(none)
San Francisco Giants8Philadelphia Phillies4BoxAllen WatsonRich HunterRod Beck
New York Mets7San Diego Padres3BoxMark ClarkTim WorrellDoug Henry
Florida Marlins3St. Louis Cardinals4BoxT.J. MathewsJay PowellDennis Eckersley

Standings as of 1996-08-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123New York Yankees1217051.579--6225873532-2938-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I412219.537
259Baltimore Orioles1236657.5375.07456915434-2731-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards392217.564
3817Boston Red Sox1236063.48811.0709721-1226-3634-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan DuquetteFenway Park392514.641
41324Toronto Blue Jays1235469.43917.0615660-4526-3628-33L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome392019.513
51428Detroit Tigers1224280.34428.5595836-24119-4723-33L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium401129.275
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Cleveland Indians1237449.602--71359711639-2735-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field382513.658
245Chicago White Sox1246856.5486.56915969534-3134-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II381721.447
3714Minnesota Twins1226260.50811.57006782232-2830-32W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome401624.400
41019Kansas City Royals1245866.46816.5593605-1232-3226-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium371720.459
51122Milwaukee Brewers1245767.46017.5703699427-3230-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium382315.605
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Texas Rangers1247054.565--71960511428-3042-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington382018.526
2612Seattle Mariners1216358.5215.57486895932-2531-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome402218.550
3918Oakland Athletics1266165.48410.0673711-3832-2929-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum361719.472
41223California Angels1225666.45913.0586737-15120-3936-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiAnaheim Stadium391425.359
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves1227646.623--61146214933-2543-21W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium402020.500
226Montreal Expos1216655.5459.55955197628-3038-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium412219.537
31020New York Mets1245866.46819.0585598-1324-3834-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McIlvaineShea Stadium381325.342
41121Florida Marlins1235766.46319.5511544-3318-4139-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium392316.590
51427Philadelphia Phillies1244975.39528.0489617-12823-4026-35L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium381820.474
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1410Houston Astros1236657.537--601614-1332-3434-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome391623.410
238St. Louis Cardinals1236657.537--5835443932-2934-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II392217.564
3713Cincinnati Reds1206159.5083.5557588-3129-2932-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenRiverfront Stadium422022.476
4916Chicago Cubs1216061.4965.05885701827-3133-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field411625.390
51326Pittsburgh Pirates1225270.42613.5561632-7125-3427-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium402119.525
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
157Los Angeles Dodgers1236657.537--5235032033-3233-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium392415.615
2611San Diego Padres1256659.5281.06045485634-2932-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersJack Murphy Stadium372512.676
3815Colorado Rockies1236261.5044.0731738-722-4240-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field392118.538
41225San Francisco Giants1205268.43312.5565627-6225-3827-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBob QuinnCandlestick Park421626.381


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Sam MarsonekP18.038signed 
Luis PoloniaLF31.309Signed as Free Agent by Braves.