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Friday August 8,1997This 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 1997-08-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Florida Marlins6Atlanta Braves4BoxAlex FernandezPaul ByrdRobb Nen
San Diego Padres1Chicago Cubs3BoxMarc PisciottaDoug Bochtler(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers10Cincinnati Reds5BoxTom CandiottiMike MorganDarren Dreifort
Pittsburgh Pirates3Colorado Rockies5BoxJamey WrightJon LieberJerry DiPoto
San Francisco Giants4Montreal Expos0BoxMark GardnerCarlos Perez(none)
Houston Astros1New York Mets6BoxBrian BohanonShane Reynolds(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1St. Louis Cardinals6BoxDonovan OsborneMark Leiter(none)
Baltimore Orioles6Anaheim Angels2BoxMike MussinaDennis SpringerRandy Myers
Kansas City Royals2Boston Red Sox8BoxSteve AveryRicky Bones(none)
Texas Rangers6Cleveland Indians5BoxScott BailesMichael JacksonJohn Wetteland
New York Yankees1Minnesota Twins9BoxLaTroy HawkinsDwight Gooden(none)
Chicago White Sox0Seattle Mariners5BoxRandy JohnsonChris Clemons(none)
Detroit Tigers3Toronto Blue Jays6BoxWoody WilliamsWillie BlairKelvim Escobar

Standings as of 1997-08-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1117140.640--57742215540-2031-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards512724.529
224New York Yankees1136647.5846.059346912432-2334-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I493019.612
3614Boston Red Sox1165759.49116.56506193129-2828-31W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park462125.457
4816Toronto Blue Jays1135558.48717.0444473-2927-2828-30W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome492128.429
51020Detroit Tigers1135360.46919.0571568321-3132-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium492623.531
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Cleveland Indians1105753.518--5855731229-2628-27L4T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field512922.569
2715Milwaukee Brewers1125557.4913.0491530-3920-3735-20L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium492326.469
3917Chicago White Sox1135459.4784.5537566-2926-3428-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II482622.542
41223Minnesota Twins1145163.4478.0560590-3025-2926-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome481731.354
51325Kansas City Royals1124765.42011.0507565-5821-3326-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium492029.408
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Seattle Mariners1146549.570--6606035733-2632-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome482523.521
247Anaheim Angels1156550.5650.56145555929-2936-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field471928.404
31121Texas Rangers1145361.46512.0548578-3024-2929-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington482424.500
41427Oakland Athletics1164571.38821.0531670-13920-4025-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum462026.435
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1177344.624--58642416237-2436-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field452817.622
223Florida Marlins1146747.5884.54974534430-2737-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium482523.521
336New York Mets1146549.5706.55394805929-3136-18W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium482325.479
4712Montreal Expos1135855.51313.0504512-823-2935-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium492029.408
51428Philadelphia Phillies1133875.33633.0442641-19915-4323-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium493019.612
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1610Houston Astros1166155.526--5274775028-3233-23L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome462323.500
2813Pittsburgh Pirates1165759.4914.0496546-5028-3129-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium462224.478
31122St. Louis Cardinals1155362.4617.5467458923-3730-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II472027.426
41224Cincinnati Reds1134865.42511.5435544-10919-3329-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field492821.571
51326Chicago Cubs1164769.40514.0482540-5816-4131-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field462125.457
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148San Francisco Giants1166551.560--543552-931-2634-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point462521.543
259Los Angeles Dodgers1156352.5481.55254398627-2936-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium472522.532
3918Colorado Rockies1175562.47010.5656668-1225-3830-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field452817.622
41019San Diego Padres1155461.47010.5581633-5228-2926-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium472225.468


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Manny AlexanderSS-2B26.141Traded by Mets with OF Lance Johnson and a player to be named to Cubs for RHP Turk Wendell RHP Mel Rojas and OF Brian McRae 
Tilson Brito2B-3B25.072Claimed on waivers by Athletics from Blue Jays. 
Julio FrancoSS-2B38.350Released by Indians 
Lance JohnsonCF34.033Traded by Mets with Manny Alexander and Mark Clark to Cubs for Turk Wendell, Mel Rojas and Brian McRae. 
Darnell McDonaldOF18.264signed 
Brian McRaeCF29.347Traded by Cubs with Turk Wendell and Mel Rojas to Mets for Manny Alexander, Mark Clark and Lance Johnson. 
Terry MulhollandP34.152Claimed on waivers by Giants from Cubs. 
Mel RojasP30.241Traded by Cubs with Turk Wendell and Brian McRae to Mets for Manny Alexander, Mark Clark and Lance Johnson. 
William Van LandinghamP27.023Released by Giants. 
Turk WendellP30.081Traded by Cubs with Mel Rojas and Brian McRae to Mets for Manny Alexander, Mark Clark and Lance Johnson.