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Friday August 15,1997This 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 1997-08-15

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Mets2Colorado Rockies6BoxFrank CastilloRick Reed(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates5Florida Marlins6BoxJay PowellRich Loiselle(none)
Philadelphia Phillies5Houston Astros1BoxCurt SchillingChris Holt(none)
Cincinnati Reds5Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxMike RemlingerPedro AstacioJeff Shaw
Chicago Cubs1San Diego Padres5BoxSterling HitchcockSteve Trachsel(none)
Montreal Expos2San Francisco Giants6BoxKirk RueterMike Johnson(none)
Atlanta Braves2St. Louis Cardinals3BoxCurtis KingMike Cather(none)
Seattle Mariners3Baltimore Orioles4BoxScott KamienieckiRandy JohnsonRandy Myers
Seattle Mariners8Baltimore Orioles3BoxKen CloudeJimmy Key(none)
Minnesota Twins4Boston Red Sox5BoxKerry LacyEddie Guardado(none)
Oakland Athletics11Chicago White Sox6BoxJimmy HaynesJames Baldwin(none)
Toronto Blue Jays4Cleveland Indians5BoxPaul AssenmacherTim Crabtree(none)
Kansas City Royals5Detroit Tigers3BoxGlendon RuschJustin ThompsonJeff Montgomery
Anaheim Angels5Milwaukee Brewers3BoxChuck FinleyBryce FlorieTroy Percival
Texas Rangers2New York Yankees5BoxDwight GoodenTerry ClarkMariano Rivera

Standings as of 1997-08-15

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1177443.632--60144415741-2133-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards452421.533
223New York Yankees1207248.6003.564549215335-2337-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I422418.571
3613Boston Red Sox1236063.48817.06806641629-2831-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park391821.462
4715Toronto Blue Jays1195861.48717.0472490-1827-2931-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome431825.419
51121Detroit Tigers1215665.46320.0602616-1424-3532-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium412318.561
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Cleveland Indians1186256.525--6346092529-2633-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field432419.558
2816Chicago White Sox1195861.4874.5568599-3128-3430-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II422220.524
31019Milwaukee Brewers1195762.4795.5515566-5122-4035-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium422121.500
41224Kansas City Royals1185068.42412.0539599-6024-3626-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium431726.395
51325Minnesota Twins1215170.42112.5575637-6225-3326-37L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome411724.415
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Anaheim Angels1216853.562--6385795931-3137-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field411625.390
247Seattle Mariners1206753.5580.56886236534-2733-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome422319.548
3918Texas Rangers1215863.47910.0590607-1729-3129-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington411922.463
41426Oakland Athletics1235073.40719.0570705-13523-4127-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum391524.385
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1237548.610--59944215737-2538-23L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field392613.667
224Florida Marlins1207050.5833.55214853632-3038-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium422220.524
348New York Mets1216754.5547.05685244431-3336-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium412120.512
4712Montreal Expos1206060.50013.5522538-1624-3336-27L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium421824.429
51428Philadelphia Phillies1184375.36429.5475652-17720-4323-32W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium442519.568
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1610Houston Astros1226557.533--5745066831-3234-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome401921.475
2814Pittsburgh Pirates1215962.4885.5522571-4930-3429-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium412021.488
31122St. Louis Cardinals1215566.4559.5483484-123-3732-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II411823.439
41223Cincinnati Reds1205367.44211.0467566-9922-3531-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field422319.548
51327Chicago Cubs1234974.39816.5505572-6718-4431-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field391920.487
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136San Francisco Giants1236954.561--579578132-2737-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point392118.538
259Los Angeles Dodgers1226656.5412.55394617827-3139-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium402218.550
3917San Diego Padres1225963.4849.5611658-4730-2929-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium401723.425
41020Colorado Rockies1225864.47510.5686701-1525-3833-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field402515.625


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Rene ArochaP31.172Signed as Free Agent by Yankees. 
Pete IncavigliaLF33.135Released by Yankees. 
Tony PenaC40.072Traded by White Sox to Astros for Julien Tucker. 
Michael RestovichLF18.224signed 
Mark WhitenRF-LF30.263Released by Yankees. 
Rick WilkinsC30.072Signed as Free Agent by Mariners.