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Wednesday August 20,1997This 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 1997-08-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Colorado Rockies5Cincinnati Reds3BoxFrank CastilloGabe WhiteJerry DiPoto
Chicago Cubs5Florida Marlins6BoxLivan HernandezKevin TapaniRobb Nen
Atlanta Braves3Houston Astros1BoxTom GlavineShane ReynoldsMark Wohlers
St. Louis Cardinals6Montreal Expos3BoxCurtis KingSteve KlineDennis Eckersley
San Diego Padres3Pittsburgh Pirates7BoxJason SchmidtAndy Ashby(none)
New York Yankees7Anaheim Angels3BoxDwight GoodenKen HillRamiro Mendoza
New York Yankees8Anaheim Angels5BoxHideki IrabuMark LangstonMariano Rivera
Toronto Blue Jays6Chicago White Sox12BoxJames BaldwinRobert Person(none)
Minnesota Twins11Detroit Tigers1BoxBrad RadkeScott Sanders(none)
Baltimore Orioles4Kansas City Royals2BoxJimmy KeyGlendon RuschRandy Myers
Boston Red Sox7Oakland Athletics5BoxTim WakefieldJimmy HaynesButch Henry
Boston Red Sox5Oakland Athletics4BoxJoe HudsonDon WengertTom Gordon
Cleveland Indians0Seattle Mariners1BoxRandy JohnsonCharles NagyHeathcliff Slocumb
Milwaukee Brewers6Texas Rangers2BoxBryce FlorieTerry ClarkDoug Jones

Standings as of 1997-08-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1237944.642--63647815843-2236-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards391920.487
223New York Yankees1257550.6005.067752015737-2438-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I372116.568
3612Boston Red Sox1276463.50417.07146823231-2833-35W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park351421.400
4918Toronto Blue Jays1256065.48020.0504530-2629-3331-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome371621.432
51121Detroit Tigers1255867.46422.0620635-1524-3534-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium372116.568
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510Cleveland Indians1236558.528--6596322730-2735-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field382117.553
2714Milwaukee Brewers1256263.4964.0548584-3625-4137-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium361620.444
3815Chicago White Sox1266264.4924.5608632-2428-3434-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II351817.514
41224Kansas City Royals1235271.42313.0565626-6125-3727-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium381523.395
51325Minnesota Twins1255273.41614.0597668-7126-3626-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome371621.432
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Seattle Mariners1267056.556--7126486436-2934-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome362016.556
248Anaheim Angels1276958.5431.56726155731-3438-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field351520.429
31020Texas Rangers1276067.47210.5609642-3330-3230-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington351718.486
41427Oakland Athletics1275077.39420.5586728-14223-4327-34L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum351520.429
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1277849.614--61245216040-2638-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field352312.657
224Florida Marlins1257352.5844.05525104232-3041-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium371918.514
359New York Mets1246757.5409.55795413831-3536-22L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium382117.553
4816Montreal Expos1246163.49215.5544569-2525-3436-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium381721.447
51428Philadelphia Phillies1224577.36930.5503678-17521-4424-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium402317.575
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1611Houston Astros1266660.524--5925246831-3235-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome361818.500
2713Pittsburgh Pirates1266363.5003.0553594-4132-3531-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium361620.444
31122St. Louis Cardinals1255867.4647.5507498925-3733-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II371522.405
41223Cincinnati Reds1245569.44410.0484581-9723-3632-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field382117.553
51326Chicago Cubs1275077.39416.5520595-7519-4731-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field351817.514
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
247Los Angeles Dodgers1256857.5442.05484717728-3140-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium372017.541
3917Colorado Rockies1266165.4849.5709719-1026-3935-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field362214.611
41019San Diego Padres1266066.47610.5626679-5330-3130-35L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium361620.444


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Erik HiljusP24.238Released by Cardinals. 
Roberto KellyCF-LF32.323Traded by Twins to Mariners for Jeromy Palki and Joe Mays. 
Eddie Murray1B41.178Signed as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Bill SwiftP35.297Released by Rockies.