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Sunday April 20,1997This 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
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Games on 1997-04-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Atlanta Braves2Colorado Rockies9BoxDarren HolmesJohn Smoltz(none)
Houston Astros3Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxChris HoltTom CandiottiJohn Hudek
Chicago Cubs2New York Mets8BoxBobby JonesSteve Trachsel(none)
Chicago Cubs4New York Mets3BoxKevin FosterDave MlickiTurk Wendell
Montreal Expos5Philadelphia Phillies1BoxJeff JudenBobby MunozDave Veres
Montreal Expos3Philadelphia Phillies0BoxPedro MartinezMark PortugalUgueth Urbina
Cincinnati Reds3Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxJon LieberKent MerckerJohn Ericks
St. Louis Cardinals2San Diego Padres8BoxAndy AshbyBrady Raggio(none)
Florida Marlins0San Francisco Giants2BoxOsvaldo FernandezAlex FernandezRod Beck
Baltimore Orioles11Boston Red Sox1BoxJimmy KeyTom Gordon(none)
New York Yankees7Chicago White Sox8BoxAl LevineBrian Boehringer(none)
Milwaukee Brewers4Cleveland Indians6BoxOrel HershiserBob WickmanJose Mesa
Oakland Athletics2Detroit Tigers9BoxBrian MoehlerSteve Karsay(none)
Anaheim Angels11Kansas City Royals1BoxJason DicksonGlendon Rusch(none)
Minnesota Twins6Seattle Mariners10BoxBob WolcottTodd RitchieNorm Charlton
Toronto Blue Jays5Texas Rangers10BoxBobby WittJuan Guzman(none)

Standings as of 1997-04-20

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles14113.786--7650265-36-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1488761.588
2612Toronto Blue Jays1587.5333.56553124-24-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1476879.463
3814Boston Red Sox1688.5004.09278144-44-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1467076.479
41221Detroit Tigers19811.4215.5110122-123-55-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1437172.497
51322New York Yankees18711.3896.09885136-71-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1448955.618
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
139Milwaukee Brewers1486.571--615383-45-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1477077.476
2411Minnesota Twins18108.556--9396-34-66-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1445886.403
3917Cleveland Indians1789.4711.5105120-155-53-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1447866.542
41018Kansas City Royals1578.4671.56469-54-33-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1466086.411
51426Chicago White Sox17512.2944.57495-212-53-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1447569.521
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
127Seattle Mariners18117.611--10610516-15-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1447965.549
2513Texas Rangers1587.5331.5646313-35-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1476978.469
3716Oakland Athletics1899.5002.08192-114-65-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1445688.389
41119Anaheim Angels1679.4383.08795-84-43-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1467769.527
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Atlanta Braves17134.765--9554415-38-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1458857.607
268Florida Marlins17107.5883.06453113-57-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1458263.566
3920Montreal Expos1679.4385.57793-164-63-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1467175.486
41023New York Mets17611.3537.06467-33-63-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1458263.566
51327Philadelphia Phillies17512.2948.04978-293-62-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1456382.434
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
156Houston Astros18117.611--6857115-56-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1447371.507
2815Pittsburgh Pirates1688.5002.05672-164-44-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1467175.486
31124St. Louis Cardinals17611.3534.54759-123-93-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1456778.462
41225Cincinnati Reds18612.3335.067109-422-104-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1447074.486
51428Chicago Cubs15114.0678.54081-411-80-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1476780.456
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111San Francisco Giants16133.813--6647195-08-3W9T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1467769.527
234Colorado Rockies16115.6882.012187346-25-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1467274.493
345Los Angeles Dodgers16106.6253.06144173-17-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1467868.534
4710San Diego Padres1697.5634.07246263-16-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1466779.459

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