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Sunday August 31,1997This 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 1997-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics4Colorado Rockies10BoxDarren HolmesMike Oquist(none)
Seattle Mariners3Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxMike TimlinTodd WorrellBobby Ayala
Texas Rangers3San Diego Padres5BoxSterling HitchcockJohn BurkettTrevor Hoffman
Anaheim Angels7San Francisco Giants4BoxDarrell MayWilson AlvarezTroy Percival
New York Mets4Baltimore Orioles1BoxRick ReedJimmy KeyJohn Franco
Atlanta Braves7Boston Red Sox3BoxTom GlavineSteve Avery(none)
Houston Astros1Chicago White Sox3BoxJames BaldwinShane ReynoldsMatt Karchner
Chicago Cubs5Cleveland Indians9BoxCharles NagyMiguel BatistaPaul Assenmacher
Philadelphia Phillies1Detroit Tigers2BoxJustin ThompsonMark LeiterTodd Jones
St. Louis Cardinals5Kansas City Royals4BoxDonovan OsborneGregg OlsonDennis Eckersley
Pittsburgh Pirates2Milwaukee Brewers3BoxDoug JonesMarc Wilkins(none)
Cincinnati Reds6Minnesota Twins8BoxBrad RadkeGabe WhiteRick Aguilera
Montreal Expos2New York Yankees3BoxAndy PettitteMike JohnsonMariano Rivera
Florida Marlins8Toronto Blue Jays3BoxLivan HernandezWoody Williams(none)

Standings as of 1997-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1338548.639--67652015644-2241-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards291316.448
224New York Yankees1347955.5906.573256816440-2739-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I281711.607
3817Boston Red Sox1376770.48920.0755763-834-3233-38L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park251114.440
4918Toronto Blue Jays1356570.48121.0554584-3032-3433-36L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome271116.407
51121Detroit Tigers1356372.46723.0658669-1127-3936-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium271611.593
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510Cleveland Indians1327062.530--7156823333-3037-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field291613.552
2612Milwaukee Brewers1356867.5043.5588629-4125-4143-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium261016.385
3713Chicago White Sox1366868.5004.0662694-3230-3838-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II251213.480
41224Minnesota Twins1345678.41815.0634702-6826-3930-39W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome281216.429
51325Kansas City Royals1335578.41415.5624683-5927-3828-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium281216.429
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Seattle Mariners1377562.547--7777195837-3238-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome251510.600
249Anaheim Angels1377463.5401.07186665233-3641-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field251015.400
31020Texas Rangers1376473.46711.0678699-2132-3732-36L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington251312.520
41427Oakland Athletics1375384.38722.0632798-16623-4730-37L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum251213.480
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1368551.625--67848319543-2642-25W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field261610.615
223Florida Marlins1358055.5934.56045327237-3243-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium271215.444
358New York Mets1357362.54111.56435925133-3640-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium271512.556
4815Montreal Expos1356768.49617.5590620-3030-3937-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium271116.407
51428Philadelphia Phillies1325082.37933.0542714-17222-4628-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium301812.600
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1611Houston Astros1367066.515--6385687032-3738-29L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome261412.538
2714Pittsburgh Pirates1376869.4962.5596649-5333-3735-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium251114.440
31122St. Louis Cardinals1366373.4637.0557558-128-4135-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II261016.385
41223Cincinnati Reds1345975.44010.0530642-11227-4232-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field281711.607
51326Chicago Cubs1375582.40115.5570647-7720-4935-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field251312.520
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Los Angeles Dodgers1387860.565--61750910835-3343-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium241014.417
247San Francisco Giants1377562.5472.5656670-1435-3240-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point251510.600
3916Colorado Rockies1386870.49310.0776784-827-4241-28W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field24159.625
41019San Diego Padres1386573.47113.0683739-5632-3733-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium241113.458


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Shawon DunstonSS34.163Sent to Pirates by Cubs for future considerations. 
Pete HarnischP30.342Traded by Mets to Brewers for Donny Moore. 
Keith Johns2B26.043Sent to Orioles by Brewers for future considerations. 
John JohnstoneP28.279Granted Free Agency. 
Dallas MahanP19.264On disabled list 
Bart MiadichP21.210Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox.