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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 1997-08-01

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Los Angeles Dodgers13Chicago Cubs9BoxHideo NomoGeremi Gonzalez(none)
San Francisco Giants8Cincinnati Reds7BoxWilson AlvarezKent MerckerRod Beck
Atlanta Braves2Florida Marlins3BoxJay PowellMike Cather(none)
New York Mets8Houston Astros5BoxJohn FrancoJose Lima(none)
San Diego Padres8Montreal Expos2BoxJoey HamiltonJim Bullinger(none)
St. Louis Cardinals1Philadelphia Phillies4BoxGarrett StephensonAndy BenesRicky Bottalico
Colorado Rockies7Pittsburgh Pirates6BoxSteve ReedRicardo RinconJerry DiPoto
Chicago White Sox1Anaheim Angels9BoxAllen WatsonScott Eyre(none)
Toronto Blue Jays7Detroit Tigers5BoxPat HentgenDan MiceliKelvim Escobar
Boston Red Sox10Kansas City Royals3BoxSteve AveryJose Rosado(none)
Seattle Mariners3Milwaukee Brewers8BoxCal EldredBob Wolcott(none)
Minnesota Twins3New York Yankees8BoxAndy PettitteRich Robertson(none)
Baltimore Orioles1Oakland Athletics2BoxT.J. MathewsJesse Orosco(none)
Cleveland Indians8Texas Rangers5BoxJose MesaEric GundersonPaul Assenmacher

Standings as of 1997-08-01

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1066739.632--54440513936-1931-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards563125.554
223New York Yankees1066244.5855.056743713029-2133-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I563422.607
3817Toronto Blue Jays1065155.48116.0408442-3426-2525-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome562531.446
4918Boston Red Sox1095257.47716.5597588925-2627-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park532627.491
51122Detroit Tigers1064957.46218.0535533220-2929-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium563026.536
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Cleveland Indians1035548.534--5525381427-2228-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field583127.534
2613Milwaukee Brewers1065452.5092.5462489-2719-3435-18W9T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium552431.436
3714Chicago White Sox1075354.4954.0527546-1925-2928-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II542727.500
41223Minnesota Twins1074859.4499.0521556-3524-2824-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome552035.364
51325Kansas City Royals1054461.41912.0476531-5521-3223-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium562333.411
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Anaheim Angels1096148.560--5875305729-2932-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field532330.434
247Seattle Mariners1086048.5560.56255854031-2629-22L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome543024.556
31021Texas Rangers1075057.46710.0517525-823-2927-28L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington552728.491
41427Oakland Athletics1114368.38719.0515641-12620-4023-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum512229.431
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1106941.627--55740015735-2234-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field523220.615
224Florida Marlins1076245.5795.54584273128-2634-19W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium553025.545
335New York Mets1076146.5706.55104565429-2932-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium552728.491
4712Montreal Expos1075552.51412.5477488-1123-2932-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium552332.418
51428Philadelphia Phillies1063472.32133.0409616-20715-4219-30W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium563422.607
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1610Houston Astros1095950.541--5024475528-2731-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome532528.472
2816Pittsburgh Pirates1095356.4866.0466509-4328-3025-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium532627.491
31120St. Louis Cardinals1085157.4727.54494301922-3229-25L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II542232.407
41224Cincinnati Reds1064561.42512.5404507-10319-3326-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field563125.554
51326Chicago Cubs1104367.39116.5458517-5916-4127-26L9T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field522527.481
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
248San Francisco Giants1096049.550--503531-2826-2434-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point533023.566
159Los Angeles Dodgers1096049.550--4944108424-2636-23W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium532825.528
3915San Diego Padres1095356.4867.0568601-3327-2426-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium532330.434
41019Colorado Rockies1105258.4738.5627630-323-3429-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field523121.596


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Fabricio BenitezP16.083Signed as nondrafted free agent by Red Sox 
Guye SenjemOF22.091Signed by independent St. Paul (Northern) 
Jeff SparksP25.119Signed by independent Winnipeg (Northern) 
Salomon TorresP25.143On voluntary retired list 
Rick WilkinsC30.058Released by Giants.