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Saturday May 17,1997This 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 1997-05-17

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
St. Louis Cardinals6Atlanta Braves11BoxJohn SmoltzMatt Morris(none)
San Francisco Giants4Chicago Cubs1BoxMark GardnerAmaury TelemacoRod Beck
San Diego Padres6Cincinnati Reds2BoxJoey HamiltonKent MerckerTrevor Hoffman
Los Angeles Dodgers8Montreal Expos3BoxHideo NomoCarlos Perez(none)
Colorado Rockies1New York Mets3BoxBobby JonesJohn ThomsonJohn Franco
Houston Astros2Philadelphia Phillies4BoxCurt SchillingShane ReynoldsRicky Bottalico
Florida Marlins11Pittsburgh Pirates1BoxPat RappSteve Cooke(none)
Milwaukee Brewers5Anaheim Angels6BoxTroy PercivalMike Fetters(none)
Detroit Tigers9Kansas City Royals2BoxTim PughJim Pittsley(none)
Boston Red Sox4Minnesota Twins0BoxTom GordonBrad Radke(none)
Chicago White Sox7Oakland Athletics6BoxDanny DarwinSteve KarsayRoberto Hernandez
Baltimore Orioles4Seattle Mariners3BoxJimmy KeyScott SandersArmando Benitez
New York Yankees11Texas Rangers5BoxRamiro MendozaJohn Burkett(none)
Cleveland Indians8Toronto Blue Jays1BoxAlbie LopezWoody Williams(none)

Standings as of 1997-05-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles402713.675--2241507412-615-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1227151.582
225New York Yankees422517.5953.02531777613-912-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1207149.592
3511Toronto Blue Jays392118.5385.5146156-1011-910-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1235568.447
41019Detroit Tigers411823.4399.5212202108-1310-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1216160.504
51222Boston Red Sox391623.41010.5206214-89-127-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1236261.504
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1714Kansas City Royals392019.513--184189-511-99-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1224775.385
2817Milwaukee Brewers381919.5000.5184197-135-1314-6L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1235964.480
3918Cleveland Indians391920.4871.0226224210-129-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1226755.549
41120Chicago White Sox391722.4363.0191217-267-1110-11W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1226359.516
51425Minnesota Twins421626.3815.5195240-458-128-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1205268.433
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
139Texas Rangers392217.564--1861731310-812-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1235568.447
2410Seattle Mariners412318.561--236232413-710-11L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1216754.554
3613Anaheim Angels392019.5132.0195200-57-1213-7W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1236459.520
41323Oakland Athletics431726.3957.0193260-677-1610-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1194871.403
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves412813.683--2051317413-715-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1217348.603
234Florida Marlins412516.6103.0176142348-1117-5W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1216754.554
368Montreal Expos392217.5645.0217195229-1213-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1235667.455
4816New York Mets412120.5127.01821493311-1010-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1216754.554
51226Philadelphia Phillies401525.37512.5146216-707-138-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1225369.434
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1712Houston Astros422220.524--1701561410-1212-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1206258.517
2915Pittsburgh Pirates412120.5120.5166198-3212-99-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1215863.479
31021St. Louis Cardinals401723.4254.015415316-1511-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1225666.459
41327Chicago Cubs401327.3258.0164199-356-177-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1225567.451
51428Cincinnati Reds401228.3009.0139220-816-176-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1226458.525
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123San Francisco Giants392415.615--161158311-613-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1236657.537
246Los Angeles Dodgers392316.5901.0145127189-714-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1236558.528
357Colorado Rockies402317.5751.52512114011-1012-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1226062.492
41124San Diego Padres391524.3859.0165186-215-1110-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1236162.496

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Giovanni CarraraP29.074Signed as Free Agent by Reds. 
Roger CarterP18.273signed