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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 1997-05-02

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Pittsburgh Pirates3Atlanta Braves2BoxChris PetersMike BieleckiRich Loiselle
Philadelphia Phillies7Colorado Rockies4BoxBobby MunozMark ThompsonRicky Bottalico
Florida Marlins1Houston Astros2BoxShane ReynoldsPat RappBilly Wagner
Chicago Cubs7Los Angeles Dodgers8BoxTom CandiottiBob Patterson(none)
St. Louis Cardinals4New York Mets7BoxGreg McMichaelT.J. MathewsJohn Franco
Montreal Expos5San Diego Padres4BoxDave VeresDoug BochtlerUgueth Urbina
Cincinnati Reds6San Francisco Giants2BoxPete SchourekOsvaldo Fernandez(none)
Oakland Athletics1Baltimore Orioles7BoxJimmy KeySteve Karsay(none)
New York Yankees9Kansas City Royals1BoxDavid ConeJim PittsleyMariano Rivera
Milwaukee Brewers1Seattle Mariners8BoxRandy JohnsonJeff D'Amico(none)
Boston Red Sox5Texas Rangers4BoxButch HenryDanny PattersonHeathcliff Slocumb
Minnesota Twins3Toronto Blue Jays2BoxBrad RadkeTim CrabtreeRick Aguilera

Standings as of 1997-05-02

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles25187.720--14297458-410-3W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1378057.584
2411Boston Red Sox261412.5384.5151128238-76-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1366472.471
3512New York Yankees281513.5364.5165122438-77-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1348153.604
41121Toronto Blue Jays251114.4407.0101104-36-65-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1376572.474
51323Detroit Tigers271116.4078.0139154-155-96-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1356867.504
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
2715Milwaukee Brewers241212.500--111128-174-88-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1376671.482
1816Cleveland Indians261313.500--17417317-76-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1357362.541
3917Kansas City Royals251213.4800.512111837-65-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1365581.404
41222Minnesota Twins281216.4292.0129159-306-86-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1345678.418
51426Chicago White Sox25817.3204.5106138-324-84-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1367264.529
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Seattle Mariners281711.607--169152179-48-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1347361.545
238Texas Rangers251411.5601.5114103117-57-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1376374.460
3614Anaheim Angels241212.5003.0124135-115-57-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1387266.522
41019Oakland Athletics281315.4644.0130165-355-98-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1345282.388
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves27207.741--14678688-412-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1358154.600
269Florida Marlins271512.5565.010610243-1012-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1357758.570
3710Montreal Expos261412.5385.5128133-55-89-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1366472.471
4918New York Mets281315.4647.5126108186-87-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1347559.560
51225Philadelphia Phillies26917.34610.597127-306-83-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1365977.434
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
157Houston Astros281612.571--11597187-79-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1346866.507
2813Pittsburgh Pirates271413.5191.597127-308-76-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1356570.481
31020St. Louis Cardinals271215.4443.59396-34-118-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1356174.452
41327Cincinnati Reds27819.2967.5102174-723-125-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1356867.504
51428Chicago Cubs27621.2229.5106146-402-134-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1356273.459
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Colorado Rockies26188.692--180131499-49-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1366571.478
234San Francisco Giants26179.6541.09885138-49-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1367363.537
346Los Angeles Dodgers261511.5773.01019566-59-6W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1367363.537
41124San Diego Padres261016.3858.011110744-76-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1366670.485


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Kevin JarvisP27.274Claimed on waivers by Tigers from Reds. 
Mike PerezP32.195Signed as Free Agent by Royals.