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Friday May 23,1997This 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 1997-05-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago Cubs3Cincinnati Reds1BoxTerry MulhollandKent MerckerTerry Adams
Houston Astros7Colorado Rockies8BoxBobby JonesDonne WallSteve Reed
Atlanta Braves4Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxJohn SmoltzPedro AstacioMark Wohlers
Pittsburgh Pirates1Montreal Expos4BoxPedro MartinezSteve Cooke(none)
New York Mets1Philadelphia Phillies2BoxGarrett StephensonDave MlickiRicky Bottalico
Florida Marlins3San Diego Padres6BoxFernando ValenzuelaAlex Fernandez(none)
St. Louis Cardinals0San Francisco Giants2BoxShawn EstesMatt Morris(none)
Milwaukee Brewers4Chicago White Sox1BoxScott KarlWilson AlvarezDoug Jones
Baltimore Orioles1Cleveland Indians6BoxChad OgeaJimmy Key(none)
Texas Rangers1Detroit Tigers7BoxBrian MoehlerDarren Oliver(none)
Seattle Mariners8Kansas City Royals4BoxRandy JohnsonTim Belcher(none)
Oakland Athletics8Minnesota Twins4BoxSteve KarsayBrad RadkeBilly Taylor
Boston Red Sox9New York Yankees3BoxAaron SeleJeff Nelson(none)
Anaheim Angels12Toronto Blue Jays2BoxDennis SpringerJuan Guzman(none)

Standings as of 1997-05-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles443014.682--2391667313-717-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1186850.576
2611Toronto Blue Jays432320.5356.5160177-1713-910-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1195366.445
3712New York Yankees472522.5326.52612045713-1012-12L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1157144.617
41121Detroit Tigers452025.44410.5228214149-1511-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1175958.504
51222Boston Red Sox441826.40912.0234246-1211-157-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1186058.508
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Cleveland Indians442420.545--2542351911-1213-8W6T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1176255.530
2817Milwaukee Brewers422121.5002.0200211-116-1415-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1195762.479
3918Chicago White Sox432023.4653.5222231-98-1112-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1186058.508
41019Kansas City Royals442024.4554.0197217-2011-129-12L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1174770.402
51426Minnesota Twins461828.3917.0214261-479-139-15L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1165066.431
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Texas Rangers442519.568--2121991310-915-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1185266.441
238Anaheim Angels442420.5451.0245231148-1216-8W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1186058.508
359Seattle Mariners462521.5431.0276277-115-910-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1166551.560
41324Oakland Athletics481929.3968.0222295-739-1810-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1144668.404
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves463313.717--2281418714-719-6W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1166848.586
233Florida Marlins452718.6005.5191158339-1218-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1176552.556
346Montreal Expos452520.5567.5237217209-1416-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1175364.453
4613New York Mets472522.5328.52141684613-1212-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1156352.548
51225Philadelphia Phillies461828.39115.0164248-848-1410-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1165066.431
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1815Houston Astros472423.511--1971841311-1413-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1156055.522
2916Pittsburgh Pirates462323.5000.5183215-3214-119-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1165660.483
31123St. Louis Cardinals451827.4005.0163171-86-1812-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1175562.470
41327Chicago Cubs451728.3786.0196210-147-1710-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1175166.436
51428Cincinnati Reds451431.3119.0161244-837-187-13L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1176255.530
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124San Francisco Giants452718.600--190193-311-816-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1176354.538
2510Colorado Rockies462521.5432.52812522912-1413-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1165858.500
3714Los Angeles Dodgers452322.5114.016015649-1214-10L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1176552.556
41020San Diego Padres452025.4447.0200208-86-1214-13W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1175661.479


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Darnell Coles3B-RF34.355Purchased by Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central) from Rockies.