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Wednesday August 6,1997This 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 1997-08-06

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
St. Louis Cardinals3Atlanta Braves4BoxMark WohlersMark Petkovsek(none)
San Francisco Giants7Chicago Cubs4BoxPat RappTerry Mulholland(none)
San Diego Padres6Cincinnati Reds3BoxJoey HamiltonStan BelindaTrevor Hoffman
Los Angeles Dodgers3Montreal Expos7BoxDustin HermansonChan Ho Park(none)
Colorado Rockies4New York Mets0BoxJohn ThomsonDave Mlicki(none)
Houston Astros4Philadelphia Phillies6BoxGarrett StephensonRamon GarciaRicky Bottalico
Florida Marlins12Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxKevin BrownEsteban Loaiza(none)
Milwaukee Brewers6Anaheim Angels8BoxAllen WatsonCal EldredTroy Percival
Detroit Tigers4Kansas City Royals5BoxJose RosadoA.J. SagerJeff Montgomery
Boston Red Sox5Minnesota Twins2BoxTim WakefieldRich RobertsonButch Henry
Chicago White Sox2Oakland Athletics3BoxT.J. MathewsJaime NavarroBilly Taylor
Baltimore Orioles4Seattle Mariners3BoxJesse OroscoHeathcliff SlocumbRandy Myers
New York Yankees2Texas Rangers6BoxDarren OliverAndy Pettitte(none)
Cleveland Indians3Toronto Blue Jays6BoxPat HentgenAlbie LopezKelvim Escobar

Standings as of 1997-08-06

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1107040.636--57142015139-2031-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards522824.538
224New York Yankees1116546.5865.558845813031-2234-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I513120.608
3816Boston Red Sox1145559.48217.06356112428-2827-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park482325.479
4918Toronto Blue Jays1115358.47717.5434470-3627-2826-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome512328.451
51020Detroit Tigers1115259.46818.5560558220-3032-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium512724.529
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Cleveland Indians1085751.528--5805631729-2528-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field532924.547
2613Milwaukee Brewers1115556.4953.5487525-3820-3635-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium502327.460
3715Chicago White Sox1115457.4864.5535558-2326-3228-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II502624.520
41223Minnesota Twins1125062.4469.0545582-3725-2925-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome501832.360
51324Kansas City Royals1104763.42711.0501549-4821-3226-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium512031.392
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Anaheim Angels1146549.570--6125496329-2936-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field481929.396
247Seattle Mariners1126349.5631.06526015133-2630-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome502723.540
31121Texas Rangers1125260.46412.0540569-2923-2929-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington502525.500
41427Oakland Athletics1154471.38321.5526666-14020-4024-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum472126.447
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1157243.626--57941816137-2435-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field472918.617
223Florida Marlins1126646.5894.54904444629-2637-20W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium502624.520
336New York Mets1126349.5637.55214754629-3134-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium502525.500
4712Montreal Expos1115853.52312.0500499123-2935-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium512031.392
51428Philadelphia Phillies1113774.33333.0435630-19515-4222-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium513120.608
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1610Houston Astros1146153.535--5214655628-3033-23L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome482325.479
2814Pittsburgh Pirates1145658.4915.0488540-5228-3028-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium482325.479
31122St. Louis Cardinals1135261.4608.5461454723-3629-25L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II492128.429
41225Cincinnati Reds1114764.42312.5423534-11119-3328-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field512922.569
51326Chicago Cubs1144569.39516.0473536-6316-4129-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field482325.479
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148San Francisco Giants1146450.561--536546-1030-2534-25W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point482622.542
259Los Angeles Dodgers1136152.5402.55064307625-2936-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium492722.551
3917San Diego Padres1135459.4789.5580623-4328-2726-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium492227.449
41019Colorado Rockies1155461.47010.5647653-625-3729-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field472918.617


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Rene ArochaP31.163Released by Giants. 
Rafael LopezP16.286Signed as nondrafted free agent by Mets 
Derrick MayLF29.023Released by Phillies.