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Saturday August 23,1997This 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 1997-08-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cincinnati Reds3Atlanta Braves10BoxDenny NeagleBrett Tomko(none)
Montreal Expos9Chicago Cubs5BoxAnthony TelfordBob Patterson(none)
St. Louis Cardinals0Florida Marlins3BoxKevin BrownAndy Benes(none)
Colorado Rockies6Houston Astros3BoxSteve ReedJohn HudekJerry DiPoto
San Diego Padres5New York Mets9BoxDave MlickiPaul MenhartJohn Franco
Los Angeles Dodgers4Philadelphia Phillies3BoxHideo NomoTyler GreenTodd Worrell
San Francisco Giants4Pittsburgh Pirates6BoxEsteban LoaizaDanny DarwinRich Loiselle
Boston Red Sox1Anaheim Angels6BoxJason DicksonAaron Sele(none)
Minnesota Twins4Baltimore Orioles5BoxJesse OroscoGreg SwindellRandy Myers
Toronto Blue Jays6Kansas City Royals5BoxMarty JanzenJamie WalkerPaul Quantrill
Detroit Tigers2Milwaukee Brewers5BoxScott KarlGreg KeagleDoug Jones
Cleveland Indians7Oakland Athletics4BoxOrel HershiserBrad RigbyJose Mesa
New York Yankees10Seattle Mariners8BoxMariano RiveraHeathcliff SlocumbMike Stanton
Chicago White Sox8Texas Rangers13BoxDanny PattersonNelson Cruz(none)

Standings as of 1997-08-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1268244.651--64848616244-2238-22W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards361620.444
223New York Yankees1287751.6026.069654015639-2538-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I341915.559
3614Boston Red Sox1306466.49220.07267091731-3133-35L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park321418.438
4917Toronto Blue Jays1286266.48421.0518544-2631-3431-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome341420.412
51121Detroit Tigers1286068.46923.0640642-226-3634-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium341915.559
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510Cleveland Indians1266759.532--6776463132-2835-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field351916.543
2715Milwaukee Brewers1286365.4925.0555604-4925-4138-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium331518.455
3816Chicago White Sox1296366.4885.5630665-3528-3635-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II321715.531
41224Kansas City Royals1265274.41315.0576641-6525-3727-37L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium351520.429
51325Minnesota Twins1275275.40915.5602676-7426-3826-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome351619.457
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Seattle Mariners1297257.558--7366696736-2936-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome331815.545
249Anaheim Angels1307159.5461.56896256431-3440-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field321319.406
31018Texas Rangers1296267.48110.0639658-1930-3232-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington331518.455
41427Oakland Athletics1305179.39221.5606746-14023-4328-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum321418.438
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1298049.620--62845717140-2640-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field332112.636
224Florida Marlins1277453.5835.05585174132-3042-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium351817.514
358New York Mets1287058.5479.56035594431-3539-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium341816.529
4813Montreal Expos1276364.49616.0557579-2226-3537-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium351520.429
51428Philadelphia Phillies1244579.36332.5509687-17821-4424-35L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium382315.605
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1611Houston Astros1296861.527--6145357931-3237-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome331617.485
2712Pittsburgh Pirates1296564.5043.0566609-4332-3533-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium331419.424
31122St. Louis Cardinals1285969.4618.5516507926-3933-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II341420.412
41223Cincinnati Reds1265571.43711.5489597-10823-3832-33L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field362115.583
51326Chicago Cubs1295178.39517.0528605-7719-4732-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field331716.515
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
237San Francisco Giants1297158.550--610618-833-3038-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point331914.576
146Los Angeles Dodgers1297158.550--5624837931-3240-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium331716.515
3919Colorado Rockies1296267.4819.0720741-2127-4135-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field332112.636
41020San Diego Padres1296168.47310.0648701-5331-3330-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium331518.455


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Angelo EncarnacionC28.127Traded by Padres to Angels for Aaron Guiel. 
Aaron GuielRF-LF24.322Traded by Angels to Padres for Angelo Encarnacion.