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Tuesday August 26,1997This 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 1997-08-26

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Houston Astros6Atlanta Braves7BoxBrad ClontzBilly Wagner(none)
Florida Marlins11Chicago Cubs0BoxLivan HernandezMiguel Batista(none)
Cincinnati Reds5Colorado Rockies9BoxMike DeJeanPedro Martinez(none)
San Francisco Giants6New York Mets2BoxWilson AlvarezRick Reed(none)
San Diego Padres2Philadelphia Phillies4BoxMike GraceSterling HitchcockRicky Bottalico
Los Angeles Dodgers6Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxDarren DreifortRicardo Rincon(none)
Montreal Expos7St. Louis Cardinals5BoxMarc ValdesDennis EckersleyUgueth Urbina
Cleveland Indians7Anaheim Angels8BoxDarrell MayEric Plunk(none)
Kansas City Royals5Baltimore Orioles4BoxMatt WhisenantArmando BenitezJeff Montgomery
Texas Rangers10Milwaukee Brewers11BoxDoug JonesBryan Eversgerd(none)
Detroit Tigers2Minnesota Twins8BoxRich RobertsonJustin ThompsonMike Trombley
New York Yankees18Oakland Athletics2BoxAndy PettitteMike Oquist(none)
Boston Red Sox2Seattle Mariners8BoxJamie MoyerSteve Avery(none)
Chicago White Sox8Toronto Blue Jays5BoxJames BaldwinWoody WilliamsMatt Karchner

Standings as of 1997-08-26

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1288345.648--65749216544-2239-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards341519.441
223New York Yankees1307852.6006.071754717040-2638-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I321814.563
3816Boston Red Sox1336667.49619.57407271333-3233-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park291217.414
4917Toronto Blue Jays1306367.48521.0534560-2632-3431-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome321319.406
51121Detroit Tigers1316170.46623.5649662-1327-3834-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium311813.581
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Cleveland Indians1286761.523--6856582732-3035-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field331914.576
2613Milwaukee Brewers1316665.5042.5579616-3725-4141-24W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium301218.400
3715Chicago White Sox1316566.4963.5641671-3030-3635-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II301515.500
41224Kansas City Royals1285375.41414.0589656-6726-3727-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium331419.424
51325Minnesota Twins1305377.40815.0617690-7326-3927-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome321517.469
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Seattle Mariners1327458.561--7576837436-2938-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome301614.533
248Anaheim Angels1327260.5452.06996356431-3441-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field301218.400
31019Texas Rangers1326270.47012.0652679-2730-3432-36L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington301515.500
41427Oakland Athletics1325280.39422.0612765-15323-4329-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum301317.433
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1318150.618--63946917040-2641-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field312011.645
224Florida Marlins1307654.5854.55775215633-3143-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium321616.500
359New York Mets1317061.53411.06085753331-3539-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium311813.581
4814Montreal Expos1306565.50015.5569597-2828-3637-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium321319.406
51428Philadelphia Phillies1284880.37531.5530699-16921-4427-36W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium342014.588
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1610Houston Astros1316962.527--6235438031-3338-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome311516.484
2712Pittsburgh Pirates1336766.5043.0585632-4732-3535-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium291217.414
31122St. Louis Cardinals1315972.45010.0523523026-4033-32L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II311417.452
41223Cincinnati Reds1305872.44610.5513620-10726-3932-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field321814.563
51326Chicago Cubs1325379.40216.5543620-7719-4734-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field301515.500
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Los Angeles Dodgers1337459.556--5844949034-3340-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium291415.483
247San Francisco Giants1327359.5530.5629630-135-3138-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point301713.567
3918Colorado Rockies1336370.47411.0740762-2227-4236-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field29209.690
41020San Diego Padres1336271.46612.0658723-6532-3630-35L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium291415.483


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Matt LeCroyC-1B21.257signed 
Bill SwiftP35.303Signed as Free Agent by Orioles. 
Randy VeresP31.274Released by Royals. 
Paul WagnerP29.286Released by Pirates.