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Games on 1997-08-09

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Florida Marlins3Atlanta Braves4BoxJohn SmoltzRob StaniferMark Wohlers
San Diego Padres7Chicago Cubs5BoxWill CunnaneTerry AdamsTrevor Hoffman
Los Angeles Dodgers2Cincinnati Reds3BoxGabe WhiteIsmael ValdezJeff Shaw
Pittsburgh Pirates7Colorado Rockies8BoxMike MunozRicardo Rincon(none)
San Francisco Giants1Montreal Expos2BoxPedro MartinezRoberto Hernandez(none)
Houston Astros8New York Mets3BoxRuss SpringerMel Rojas(none)
Philadelphia Phillies3St. Louis Cardinals2BoxTyler GreenManny AybarRicky Bottalico
Baltimore Orioles3Anaheim Angels4BoxChuck FinleyArthur RhodesTroy Percival
Kansas City Royals9Boston Red Sox2BoxGlendon RuschJeff Suppan(none)
Texas Rangers4Cleveland Indians3BoxTerry ClarkCharles NagyJohn Wetteland
Texas Rangers2Cleveland Indians4BoxPaul AssenmacherEric MoodyJose Mesa
New York Yankees4Minnesota Twins1BoxDavid WellsBrad RadkeMariano Rivera
Milwaukee Brewers2Oakland Athletics3BoxT.J. MathewsBob WickmanBilly Taylor
Chicago White Sox5Seattle Mariners2BoxJames BaldwinKen CloudeMatt Karchner
Detroit Tigers3Toronto Blue Jays2BoxScott SandersChris CarpenterTodd Jones

Standings as of 1997-08-09

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1127141.634--58042615440-2131-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards502723.540
223New York Yankees1146747.5885.059747012733-2334-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I482919.604
3614Boston Red Sox1175760.48716.56526282429-2828-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park452124.467
4916Toronto Blue Jays1145559.48217.0446476-3027-2828-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome482127.438
51020Detroit Tigers1145460.47418.0574570422-3132-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium482523.521
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Cleveland Indians1125854.518--5925791329-2629-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field492821.571
2715Milwaukee Brewers1135558.4873.5493533-4020-3835-20L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium482325.479
3817Chicago White Sox1145559.4824.0542568-2627-3428-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II472522.532
41223Minnesota Twins1155164.4438.5561594-3325-2926-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome471730.362
51325Kansas City Royals1134865.42510.5516567-5122-3326-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium481929.396
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Anaheim Angels1166650.569--6185586029-2937-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field461828.391
246Seattle Mariners1156550.5650.56626085433-2632-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome472522.532
31121Texas Rangers1165462.46612.0554585-3125-3029-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington462323.500
41427Oakland Athletics1174671.39320.5534672-13820-4026-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum451926.422
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1187444.627--59042716337-2437-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field442717.614
224Florida Marlins1156748.5835.55004574330-2837-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium472522.532
337New York Mets1156550.5657.55424885429-3136-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium472324.489
4712Montreal Expos1145955.51813.0506513-723-2936-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium481929.396
51428Philadelphia Phillies1143975.34233.0445643-19816-4323-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium482919.604
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1610Houston Astros1176255.530--5354805529-3233-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome452223.489
2813Pittsburgh Pirates1175760.4875.0503554-5128-3229-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium452223.489
31122St. Louis Cardinals1165363.4578.5469461823-3730-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II462026.435
41224Cincinnati Reds1144965.43011.5438546-10819-3330-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field482721.563
51326Chicago Cubs1174770.40215.0487547-6016-4131-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field452124.467
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148San Francisco Giants1176552.556--544554-1031-2734-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point452520.556
259Los Angeles Dodgers1166353.5431.55274428527-3036-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium462521.543
3918Colorado Rockies1185662.4759.5664675-1125-3831-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field442717.614
41019San Diego Padres1165561.4749.5588638-5029-2926-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium462125.457


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Eddie Williams1B-3B32.281Traded by Dodgers to Pirates for Hal Garrett.