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Wednesday April 16,1997This 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.

1997 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
Games -- Standings -- Boxscores -- Leaders -- Transactions -- Births -- Deaths

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Games on 1997-04-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cincinnati Reds1Atlanta Braves7BoxPaul ByrdJohn Smiley(none)
Colorado Rockies4Chicago Cubs0BoxRoger BaileyFrank Castillo(none)
St. Louis Cardinals1Florida Marlins2BoxPat RappDonovan OsborneRobb Nen
Montreal Expos2Houston Astros10BoxShane ReynoldsMarc Valdes(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers5New York Mets2BoxPedro AstacioRick ReedTodd Worrell
San Francisco Giants6Philadelphia Phillies5BoxJim PooleReggie HarrisRod Beck
San Diego Padres7Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxFernando ValenzuelaSteve CookeTrevor Hoffman
Cleveland Indians6Boston Red Sox11BoxSteve AveryChad Ogea(none)
Baltimore Orioles3Chicago White Sox9BoxDoug DrabekShawn Boskie(none)
Seattle Mariners7Detroit Tigers3BoxRandy JohnsonA.J. Sager(none)
Texas Rangers2Kansas City Royals0BoxJohn BurkettJim PittsleyJohn Wetteland
New York Yankees4Milwaukee Brewers7BoxJose MercedesDavid ConeDoug Jones
Anaheim Angels2Minnesota Twins4BoxRich RobertsonAllen WatsonRick Aguilera
Oakland Athletics3Toronto Blue Jays4BoxTim CrabtreeBilly Taylor(none)

Standings as of 1997-04-16

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Baltimore Orioles1293.750--6449153-36-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1508961.593
2411Boston Red Sox1486.5712.08863254-44-2W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1487078.473
3916Detroit Tigers1578.4673.58996-73-54-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1477275.490
41118Toronto Blue Jays1156.4553.5433492-13-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1517180.470
51322New York Yankees1459.3575.0746684-51-4L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1489157.615
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1310Milwaukee Brewers1064.600--363062-24-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1517279.477
3815Minnesota Twins1477.5001.06980-112-55-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1486187.412
2613Kansas City Royals1266.5001.0555054-32-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1496188.409
41221Cleveland Indians1358.3852.58297-154-51-3L4T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1488167.547
51424Chicago White Sox1349.3083.56074-142-52-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1487672.514
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
127Seattle Mariners1495.643--857965-14-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1488167.547
2512Texas Rangers1165.5451.54445-12-34-2W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1517180.470
3714Oakland Athletics1477.5002.05972-132-45-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1485890.392
41017Anaheim Angels1367.4622.57083-133-23-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1497871.523
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves14113.786--7138333-28-1W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1489058.608
246Florida Marlins1394.6921.55642143-26-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1498366.557
3919Montreal Expos1257.4175.05874-162-43-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1507377.487
41226New York Mets14410.2867.04758-113-61-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1488464.568
51327Philadelphia Phillies13310.2317.53059-293-60-4L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1496584.436
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
179Houston Astros1596.600--6050103-46-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1477572.510
2820Pittsburgh Pirates1257.4172.54156-154-41-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1507476.493
31023Cincinnati Reds1459.3573.55194-431-74-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1487177.480
41125St. Louis Cardinals1349.3084.04148-71-73-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1496980.463
51428Chicago Cubs12012.0007.53164-330-60-6L12T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1506882.453
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
132Colorado Rockies13103.769--10563426-24-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1497376.490
223San Francisco Giants13103.769--5641155-05-3W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1498069.537
355Los Angeles Dodgers1394.6921.05436183-16-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1497970.530
468San Diego Padres1385.6152.06341223-15-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1496881.456

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Vince ColemanLF-CF36.206Released by Tigers. 
Alex DiazP17.276Signed as Free Agent by Rangers.