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Games on 1997-06-01

Top1997 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
NLSan Francisco Giants3Atlanta Braves4Boxscore - PBP946,5012:35Kirk RueterTerrell WadeMike Bielecki (2-3)Jim Poole (2-1)Mark Wohlers (12)Dusty BakerBobby CoxTurner Field
NLCincinnati Reds1Chicago Cubs7Boxscore - PBP928,8492:43John SmileyGeremi GonzalezGeremi Gonzalez (2-0)John Smiley (5-7)-Ray KnightJim RigglemanWrigley Field
NLColorado Rockies9Florida Marlins2Boxscore - PBP941,8162:40John ThomsonRick HellingJohn Thomson (1-4)Rick Helling (1-4)-Don BaylorJim LeylandSun Life Stadium
NLSan Diego Padres6Houston Astros3Boxscore - PBP919,8992:57Joey HamiltonMike HamptonJoey Hamilton (4-2)Billy Wagner (2-3)Trevor Hoffman (8)Bruce BochyLarry DierkerAstrodome
NLPhiladelphia Phillies5New York Mets8Boxscore - PBP942,0583:06Matt BeechRick ReedRick Reed (4-2)Matt Beech (0-2)Cory Lidle (1)Terry FranconaBobby ValentineShea Stadium
NLMontreal Expos2Pittsburgh Pirates11Boxscore - PBP925,7522:40Jim BullingerFrancisco CordovaFrancisco Cordova (4-4)Jim Bullinger (2-5)-Felipe AlouGene LamontThree Rivers Stad
NLLos Angeles Dodgers6St. Louis Cardinals1Boxscore - PBP936,0352:53Chan Ho ParkAlan BenesChan Ho Park (4-2)Alan Benes (4-5)-Bill RussellTony LaRussaBusch Stadium II
ALMinnesota Twins5Anaheim Angels4Boxscore - PBP923,8753:52Kevin JarvisMatt PerishoGreg Swindell (3-2)Shigetoshi Hasegawa (1-3)Rick Aguilera (12)Tom KellyTerry CollinsAngel Stadium of
ALNew York Yankees11Boston Red Sox6Boxscore - PBP1531,7985:28Kenny RogersTom GordonJeff Nelson (2-4)Kerry Lacy (0-1)-Joe TorreJimy WilliamsFenway Park
ALChicago White Sox4Milwaukee Brewers7Boxscore - PBP930,1403:07Doug DrabekJose MercedesJose Mercedes (2-1)Doug Drabek (4-4)Doug Jones (13)Terry BevingtonPhil GarnerCounty Stadium
ALToronto Blue Jays2Oakland Athletics8Boxscore - PBP921,1272:46Robert PersonMike OquistMike Oquist (1-1)Robert Person (0-4)-Cito GastonArt HoweOakland-Alameda C
ALDetroit Tigers1Seattle Mariners4Boxscore - PBP939,8412:47Justin ThompsonDerek LoweScott Sanders (2-5)Justin Thompson (5-4)Bobby Ayala (1)Buddy BellLou PiniellaThe Kingdome
ALKansas City Royals6Texas Rangers2Boxscore - PBP945,8312:39Jose RosadoJohn BurkettJose Rosado (4-3)John Burkett (4-4)Randy Veres (1)Bob BooneJohnny OatesGlobe Life Park i
ALKansas City Royals6Texas Rangers2Boxscore - PBP945,8312:39Jose RosadoJohn BurkettJose Rosado (4-3)John Burkett (4-4)Randy Veres (1)Bob BooneJohnny OatesRangers Ballpark
14 Games on this date

Standings as of 1997-06-01.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles513615.706--2901949617-819-7W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1116249.559
238New York Yankees553025.5458.03092466317-1113-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1076641.617
3815Toronto Blue Jays522626.50010.5204232-2814-1112-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1105060.455
4918Detroit Tigers532528.47212.02682452311-1614-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1095455.495
51324Boston Red Sox522230.42314.5271288-1711-1611-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1105654.509
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Cleveland Indians512724.529--2912751613-1514-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1105951.536
2612Milwaukee Brewers512625.5101.0249250-18-1818-7W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1105258.473
31019Kansas City Royals522428.4623.5232252-2013-1311-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1094366.394
41121Chicago White Sox522329.4424.5264283-199-1514-14L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1095752.523
51222Minnesota Twins552431.4365.0266314-4811-1413-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1074463.411
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
127Texas Rangers532924.547--2562461013-1216-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1094861.440
2511Anaheim Angels532825.5281.02862711511-1517-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1095653.514
3714Seattle Mariners552827.5092.0322329-716-1212-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1076245.579
41426Oakland Athletics572334.4048.0276359-8311-2012-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1054263.400
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves543717.685--2651759016-921-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1086444.593
234Florida Marlins533122.5855.52322032912-1319-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1096148.560
345New York Mets543123.5746.02621917116-1315-10W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1085751.528
4610Montreal Expos532825.5288.5266266010-1618-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1095059.459
51428Philadelphia Phillies541935.35218.0190300-1109-2010-15L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1084959.454
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1816Pittsburgh Pirates542727.500--229247-1815-1212-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1085256.481
2917Houston Astros552629.4731.5236234212-1714-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1075849.542
31020St. Louis Cardinals532429.4532.520920459-1915-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1094960.450
41225Chicago Cubs542232.4075.0230244-149-2013-12W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1084662.426
51327Cincinnati Reds552035.3647.5202278-768-2112-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1075651.523
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123San Francisco Giants533122.585--220231-1113-1018-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1095950.541
256Colorado Rockies543024.5561.53302943615-1515-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1085355.491
3713Los Angeles Dodgers532726.5094.01941831110-1517-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1096148.560
41123San Diego Padres532330.4348.0249264-159-1314-17W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1095356.486


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Chuck CarrCF-OF29.296Signed as Free Agent by Astros. 
Dan DiPaceOF22.038Signed by independent Tyler (Texas-Louisiana) 
Alex Eckelman2B22.320Signed by independent Richmond (Frontier) 
John KellyP24.170Signed by independent Minot (Prairie) 
Bobby MunozP29.090Signed as Free Agent by Padres. 
Akinori OtsukaP25.140Drafted by Kintetsu (Japan) in second round of 1997 Japanese draft 
Jarrod Patterson3B23.267Signed by independent Regina (Prairie) 
Tony PavlovichP22.282Signed by independent Springfield (Frontier) 
Luis Rodriguez2B16.339Signed as nondrafted free agent by Twins 
Tony RunionP25.178Signed by independent Sioux Falls (Northern)