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Tuesday May 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.

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Games on 1997-05-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Montreal Expos2Atlanta Braves4BoxTerrell WadeDustin HermansonMark Wohlers
Philadelphia Phillies3Chicago Cubs2BoxMark LeiterFrank CastilloRicky Bottalico
New York Mets5Florida Marlins6BoxRobb NenJohn Franco(none)
Cincinnati Reds7Houston Astros4BoxJohn SmileyRuss SpringerJeff Shaw
Los Angeles Dodgers3San Diego Padres7BoxSterling HitchcockIsmael Valdez(none)
Colorado Rockies3San Francisco Giants6BoxWilliam VanLandinghamRoger BaileyRod Beck
Pittsburgh Pirates1St. Louis Cardinals3BoxDanny JacksonEsteban LoaizaDennis Eckersley
Seattle Mariners9Anaheim Angels11BoxRich DeLuciaJosias ManzanilloTroy Percival
Detroit Tigers3Baltimore Orioles4BoxScott KamienieckiOmar OlivaresRandy Myers
Boston Red Sox1Chicago White Sox10BoxJaime NavarroTim Wakefield(none)
Kansas City Royals3Cleveland Indians4BoxPaul ShueyJamie WalkerMichael Jackson
Minnesota Twins4Milwaukee Brewers3BoxMike TrombleyCal EldredRick Aguilera
Toronto Blue Jays2New York Yankees0BoxPat HentgenAndy Pettitte(none)
Oakland Athletics3Texas Rangers8BoxBobby WittAriel Prieto(none)

Standings as of 1997-05-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles422913.690--2361607613-616-7W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1206951.575
237New York Yankees442519.5685.02551837213-1012-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1187147.602
3510Toronto Blue Jays412219.5376.5154164-1012-910-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1215467.446
41120Detroit Tigers431924.44210.5221211109-1410-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1196059.504
51325Boston Red Sox411625.39012.5212231-199-147-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1216259.512
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1714Cleveland Indians412120.512--238233511-1210-8W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1206555.542
2817Kansas City Royals412021.4881.0192199-711-109-11L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1204773.392
3918Milwaukee Brewers401921.4751.5191206-155-1414-7L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1215962.488
41019Chicago White Sox411922.4632.0211222-118-1111-11W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1206159.508
51222Minnesota Twins441826.4094.5206248-429-129-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1185068.424
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Texas Rangers412417.585--1981782010-814-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1215368.438
249Seattle Mariners442420.5451.52652551014-810-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1186652.559
3612Anaheim Angels422220.5242.5215226-117-1215-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1206258.517
41426Oakland Athletics451728.3789.0200278-787-1710-11L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1174869.410
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves443113.705--2211378413-718-6W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1187048.593
223Florida Marlins432716.6283.5187150379-1118-5W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1196554.546
346Montreal Expos422418.5716.0228204249-1315-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1205466.450
4713New York Mets442321.5238.02011623911-1112-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1186553.551
51224Philadelphia Phillies431726.39513.5159230-718-139-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1195168.429
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1815Houston Astros452322.511--1861731311-1312-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1176156.521
2916Pittsburgh Pirates432122.4881.0170206-3612-109-12L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1195861.487
31021St. Louis Cardinals431825.4194.0161166-56-1712-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1195564.462
41327Chicago Cubs431528.3497.0186209-236-179-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1195366.445
51428Cincinnati Reds431429.3268.0157237-807-177-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1196257.521
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134San Francisco Giants422517.595--174181-711-814-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1206555.542
258Los Angeles Dodgers422319.5482.0153143109-1014-9L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1206555.542
3611Colorado Rockies432320.5352.52612313011-1312-7L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1196059.504
41123San Diego Padres421725.4058.0185200-156-1211-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1205961.492


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
DJ BostonIF25.257Released by Athletics 
Chuck CarrCF-OF29.284Granted Free Agency. 
Scott Leius3B31.238Signed as Free Agent by White Sox. 
Kyle LohseP18.228signed 
Torey Lovullo2B-3B31.299Signed as Free Agent by Indians. 
Torey Lovullo2B-3B31.299Released by Expos. 
Steve Scarsone2B-3B31.039Signed as Free Agent by Padres. 
Ruben SierraRF31.226Signed by Blue Jays 
Chad ZerbeP25.023Released by Diamondbacks.