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Wednesday April 30,1997This 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.

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Games on 1997-04-30

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Atlanta Braves12Cincinnati Reds3BoxDenny NeagleKent Mercker(none)
Chicago Cubs5Colorado Rockies11BoxKevin RitzKevin Foster(none)
Houston Astros6Montreal Expos8BoxCarlos PerezDarryl KileUgueth Urbina
San Diego Padres2New York Mets6BoxBobby JonesSterling HitchcockJohn Franco
Los Angeles Dodgers7Philadelphia Phillies5BoxHideo NomoMark LeiterTodd Worrell
San Francisco Giants6Pittsburgh Pirates1BoxMark GardnerJon Lieber(none)
Florida Marlins2St. Louis Cardinals6BoxAlan BenesAl Leiter(none)
Anaheim Angels2Boston Red Sox11BoxChris HammondJason Dickson(none)
Texas Rangers6Chicago White Sox2BoxBobby WittWilson Alvarez(none)
Oakland Athletics11Cleveland Indians9BoxBilly TaylorJose MesaDon Wengert
Milwaukee Brewers4Detroit Tigers8BoxJustin ThompsonScott Karl(none)
Toronto Blue Jays1Kansas City Royals0BoxRoger ClemensKevin AppierPaul Spoljaric
Baltimore Orioles12Minnesota Twins3BoxScott KamienieckiBob TewksburyArmando Benitez
Seattle Mariners2New York Yankees3BoxDavid WellsDennis MartinezMariano Rivera

Standings as of 1997-04-30

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Baltimore Orioles23167.696--13294387-49-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1398257.590
2511Boston Red Sox251312.5204.0146124227-76-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1376572.474
3612New York Yankees271413.5194.0156121357-77-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1358253.607
41118Toronto Blue Jays231112.4785.0999366-55-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1396574.468
51323Detroit Tigers271116.4077.0139154-155-96-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1356867.504
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1410Milwaukee Brewers231211.522--110120-104-78-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1386672.478
2917Cleveland Indians251213.4801.0167172-57-75-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1367462.544
31019Kansas City Royals231112.4781.011210937-64-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1385682.406
41222Minnesota Twins261115.4232.5124154-305-86-7L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1365779.419
51426Chicago White Sox25817.3205.0106138-324-84-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1367264.529
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126Seattle Mariners271611.593--161151109-47-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1357461.548
237Texas Rangers241410.5830.511098127-57-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1386375.457
4714Oakland Athletics261313.5002.5128151-235-78-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1365284.382
3815Anaheim Angels241212.5002.5124135-115-57-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1387266.522
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves25196.760--14073677-412-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1378255.599
245Florida Marlins251510.6004.01039763-812-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1377760.562
3713Montreal Expos241212.5006.5119129-104-88-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1386672.478
4920New York Mets261214.4627.511697196-86-6W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1367660.559
51225Philadelphia Phillies24816.33310.590118-285-83-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1386078.435
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
158Houston Astros261511.577--11392217-68-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1366967.507
2816Pittsburgh Pirates251213.4802.591123-327-75-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1376770.489
31021St. Louis Cardinals251114.4403.58687-14-107-4W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1376275.453
41327Cincinnati Reds25718.2807.594168-742-125-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1376968.504
51428Chicago Cubs25619.2408.595133-382-114-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1376275.453
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133Colorado Rockies24177.708--171120519-48-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1386672.478
222San Francisco Giants24177.708--9476188-39-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1387365.529
369Los Angeles Dodgers241311.5424.0888805-58-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1387563.543
41124San Diego Padres24915.3758.01009913-76-8L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1386771.486


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Wes ChamberlainRF-LF31.017Traded by Pirates with Ramon Espinozo to Mets for Erick Ojeda and John Carter. 
Kevin GrossP35.326Released by Rangers. 
Brad PenningtonP28.016Signed as Free Agent by Royals. 
Mike WilliamsP28.275Signed as Free Agent by Royals.