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Thursday May 1,1997This 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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Month Day Year

Games on 1997-05-01

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Atlanta Braves4Cincinnati Reds2BoxJohn SmoltzDave BurbaMark Wohlers
Chicago Cubs4Colorado Rockies5BoxBill SwiftFrank CastilloSteve Reed
Houston Astros0Montreal Expos4BoxPedro MartinezChris Holt(none)
San Diego Padres7New York Mets3BoxAndy AshbyDave Mlicki(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers5Philadelphia Phillies0BoxPedro AstacioCurt Schilling(none)
San Francisco Giants2Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxSteve CookeShawn EstesRicardo Rincon
Florida Marlins2St. Louis Cardinals3BoxMatt MorrisAlex FernandezDennis Eckersley
Oakland Athletics1Cleveland Indians7BoxJack McDowellWillie Adams(none)
Toronto Blue Jays0Kansas City Royals8BoxJose RosadoWoody Williams(none)
Baltimore Orioles3Minnesota Twins2BoxScott EricksonScott AldredRandy Myers

Standings as of 1997-05-01

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Baltimore Orioles24177.708--13596398-49-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1388157.587
2511Boston Red Sox251312.5204.5146124227-76-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1376572.474
3613New York Yankees271413.5194.5156121357-77-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1358253.607
41120Toronto Blue Jays241113.4586.099101-26-65-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1386573.471
51322Detroit Tigers271116.4077.5139154-155-96-7W1T 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
2916Cleveland Indians261313.5000.517417317-76-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1357362.541
3817Kansas City Royals241212.5000.5120109117-65-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1375582.401
41223Minnesota Twins271116.4073.0126157-315-86-8L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1355778.422
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
125Seattle Mariners271611.593--161151109-47-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1357461.548
236Texas Rangers241410.5830.511098127-57-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1386375.457
3715Anaheim Angels241212.5002.5124135-115-57-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1387266.522
41018Oakland Athletics271314.4813.0129158-295-88-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1355283.385
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves26206.769--14475698-412-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1368155.596
247Florida Marlins261511.5775.010510053-912-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1367759.566
3712Montreal Expos251312.5206.5123129-64-89-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1376572.474
41021New York Mets271215.4448.5119104156-86-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1357659.563
51225Philadelphia Phillies25817.32011.590123-335-83-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1376077.438
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
169Houston Astros271512.556--11396177-78-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1356966.511
2814Pittsburgh Pirates261313.5001.594125-317-76-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1366670.485
3919St. Louis Cardinals261214.4622.5898904-108-4W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1366175.449
41327Cincinnati Reds26719.2697.596172-762-125-7L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1366967.507
51428Chicago Cubs26620.2318.599138-392-124-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1366274.456
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Colorado Rockies25187.720--176124529-49-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1376572.474
234San Francisco Giants25178.6801.09679178-49-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1377364.533
358Los Angeles Dodgers251411.5604.0938856-58-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1377463.540
41124San Diego Padres251015.4008.010710254-76-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1376671.482

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Angel AragonP23.133Signed by independent Sioux Falls (Northern) 
Alonso BeltranP25.058Signed by independent Lubbock (Texas-Louisiana) 
Harry BerriosOF25.151Signed by independent Sioux Falls (Northern) 
Ned DarleyP26.063Signed by independent Bend (Western) 
Joey DawleyP25.225Signed by independent Chico (Western) 
Dan DiPaceOF22.007Signed by independent Duluth-Superior (Northern) 
James DunningP9.290Signed by independent Sioux City (Northern) 
Bryan EversgerdP28.079Signed as Free Agent by Rangers. 
Eddie FitzpatrickC22.069Signed as nondrafted free agent by independent Columbia (Heartland) 
David GlickP21.029Signed by independent Duluth-Superior (Northern) 
Brett GrebeP26.158Signed by independent Tri-City (Western) 
Graham Koonce1B21.352Signed by independent Tri-City (Western) 
Julius Matos2B-3B22.140Signed by independent Sioux City (Northern) 
Johnny RuffinP25.277Purchased by Kintetsu Buffaloes (Japan Pacific) from Red Sox. 
Tony RunionP25.147Signed by independent Fargo-Moorhead (Northern) 
Dave UlleryC22.136Signed by independent Anderson (Heartland) 
Bryan WarnerOF22.267Signed by independent Rio Grande (Texas-Louisiana)