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Tuesday August 19,1997This 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 1997-08-19

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Colorado Rockies5Cincinnati Reds6BoxMike MorganJamey WrightJeff Shaw
Chicago Cubs1Florida Marlins8BoxAlex FernandezGeremi Gonzalez(none)
Atlanta Braves4Houston Astros3BoxJohn SmoltzMike HamptonMark Wohlers
St. Louis Cardinals12Montreal Expos5BoxTodd StottlemyreCarlos Perez(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers4New York Mets2BoxIsmael ValdezBrian BohanonTodd Worrell
San Francisco Giants9Philadelphia Phillies5BoxShawn EstesMark Leiter(none)
San Diego Padres3Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxJon LieberPete SmithRich Loiselle
New York Yankees4Anaheim Angels12BoxJason DicksonDavid Wells(none)
Toronto Blue Jays6Chicago White Sox5BoxChris CarpenterNelson CruzKelvim Escobar
Toronto Blue Jays3Chicago White Sox5BoxJason BereLuis AndujarMatt Karchner
Minnesota Twins2Detroit Tigers8BoxWillie BlairLaTroy Hawkins(none)
Baltimore Orioles12Kansas City Royals9BoxTerry MathewsTim Belcher(none)
Baltimore Orioles2Kansas City Royals9BoxRicky BonesEsteban Yan(none)
Cleveland Indians7Seattle Mariners5BoxJohn SmileyKen CloudeJose Mesa
Milwaukee Brewers8Texas Rangers2BoxJose MercedesJulio Santana(none)

Standings as of 1997-08-19

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1227844.639--63247615642-2236-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards402020.500
223New York Yankees1237350.5935.566251215035-2438-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I392316.590
3613Boston Red Sox1256263.49617.57026732929-2833-35W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park371621.432
4917Toronto Blue Jays1246064.48419.0498518-2029-3231-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome381622.421
51121Detroit Tigers1245866.46821.0619624-524-3534-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium382117.553
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510Cleveland Indians1226557.533--6596312830-2635-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field392118.538
2715Milwaukee Brewers1246163.4925.0542582-4024-4137-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium371720.459
3816Chicago White Sox1256164.4885.5596626-3028-3433-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II361917.528
41224Kansas City Royals1225270.42613.0563622-5925-3727-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium391524.385
51325Minnesota Twins1245173.41115.0586667-8125-3626-37L10T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome381721.447
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Anaheim Angels1256956.552--6646006431-3438-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field371522.405
247Seattle Mariners1256956.552--7116486336-2933-27L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome372116.568
31020Texas Rangers1266066.4769.5607636-2930-3230-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington361719.472
41426Oakland Athletics1255075.40019.0577716-13923-4327-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum371522.405
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1267749.611--60945115839-2638-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field362412.667
224Florida Marlins1247252.5814.05465054132-3040-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium382018.526
359New York Mets1246757.5409.05795413831-3536-22L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium382117.553
4814Montreal Expos1236162.49614.5541563-2225-3436-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium391722.436
51428Philadelphia Phillies1224577.36930.0503678-17521-4424-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium402317.575
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1611Houston Astros1256659.528--5915217031-3235-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome371819.486
2712Pittsburgh Pirates1256263.4964.0546591-4532-3530-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium371720.459
31122St. Louis Cardinals1245767.4608.5501495624-3733-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II381622.421
41223Cincinnati Reds1235568.44710.0481576-9523-3632-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field392118.538
51327Chicago Cubs1265076.39716.5515589-7419-4631-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field361818.500
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135San Francisco Giants1277156.559--604609-533-2838-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point351916.543
248Los Angeles Dodgers1256857.5442.05484717728-3140-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium372017.541
3918Colorado Rockies1256065.48010.0704716-1225-3935-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field372314.622
41019San Diego Padres1256065.48010.0623672-4930-3030-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium371621.432


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
George Arias3B25.160Traded by Angels with Stevenson Agosto and Ryan Hancock to Padres for Rickey Henderson. 
Pedro AstacioP27.264Traded by Dodgers to Rockies for Eric Young. 
Mike ColangeloLF-CF20.301signed 
Michael CuddyerRF18.145signed 
Mike MadduxP35.357Signed as Free Agent by Padres. 
William Van LandinghamP27.034Signed as Free Agent by Giants. 
Reggie WilliamsLF-RF31.106Purchased by Angels from Monterrey (Mexican). 
Eric Young2B30.093Traded by Rockies to Dodgers for Pedro Astacio.