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Friday July 31,1998This 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.

1998 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
Games -- Standings -- Transactions

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Games on 1998-07-31

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox7Anaheim Angels2BoxBret SaberhagenOmar OlivaresTom Gordon
Baltimore Orioles6Kansas City Royals9BoxJose RosadoScott Erickson(none)
Toronto Blue Jays4Minnesota Twins6BoxFrankie RodriguezWoody WilliamsRick Aguilera
Cleveland Indians2Oakland Athletics12BoxTom CandiottiBartolo Colon(none)
New York Yankees5Seattle Mariners3BoxHideki IrabuJeff FasseroMariano Rivera
Detroit Tigers1Tampa Bay Rays5BoxJulio SantanaSeth GreisingerRoberto Hernandez
Chicago White Sox10Texas Rangers2BoxJohn SnyderJohn Burkett(none)
St. Louis Cardinals3Atlanta Braves2BoxKent MerckerGreg MadduxLance Painter
Colorado Rockies1Chicago Cubs9BoxKerry WoodJamey WrightTerry Mulholland
Cincinnati Reds3Florida Marlins2BoxBrett TomkoMatt ManteiGabe White
Arizona Diamondbacks8Milwaukee Brewers2BoxAndy BenesJeff Juden(none)
San Diego Padres5Montreal Expos4BoxKevin BrownCarl PavanoTrevor Hoffman
Los Angeles Dodgers4New York Mets3BoxAntonio OsunaJohn FrancoJeff Shaw
San Francisco Giants7Philadelphia Phillies6BoxJose MesaYorkis PerezRobb Nen
Houston Astros7Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxMike HamptonFrancisco CordovaDoug Henry

Standings as of 1998-07-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1037627.738--60440120338-1938-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I593821.644
225Boston Red Sox1076344.58915.058647611030-2733-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park552926.527
3615Baltimore Orioles1095554.50524.05615441724-2931-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ray MillerPat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards532429.453
4716Toronto Blue Jays1115457.48626.0518544-2624-3430-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome513417.667
51427Tampa Bay Rays1064363.40634.5395487-9220-3223-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry RothschildChuck LamarTropicana Field562036.357
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Cleveland Indians1086246.574--5854968932-2230-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field542727.500
2817Minnesota Twins1075156.47710.54924761627-2824-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome551936.345
31223Chicago White Sox1084860.44414.0549640-9122-3125-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelRon SchuelerComiskey Park II543222.593
4920Kansas City Royals1084860.44414.0468595-12728-2420-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium532429.453
51326Detroit Tigers1074463.41117.5472560-8821-3323-30L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium552134.382
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Anaheim Angels1085850.537--525520528-2230-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field542727.500
2511Texas Rangers1085751.5281.06166021427-2730-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington543123.574
31021Oakland Athletics1084860.44410.0548582-3422-3026-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum542628.481
41122Seattle Mariners1084860.44410.05825671520-3228-28L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome532825.528
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1107238.655--57541516034-1938-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field523418.654
2610New York Mets1065650.52814.04603877324-2632-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium563224.571
3813Philadelphia Phillies1075552.51415.5497536-3924-2631-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaEd WadeVeterans Stadium552035.364
41428Montreal Expos1094267.38529.5424545-12116-3526-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium532330.434
51630Florida Marlins1103971.35533.0459608-14915-3824-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium521537.288
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Houston Astros1096544.596--60244315931-2634-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome533716.698
247Chicago Cubs1106248.5643.55515034824-2838-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field532825.528
3914Milwaukee Brewers1095554.50510.0491514-2327-2428-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium531934.358
41018St. Louis Cardinals1085157.47213.5527552-2522-3429-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II543222.593
51119Pittsburgh Pirates1095059.45915.0440453-1320-3230-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium531934.358
61325Cincinnati Reds1104862.43617.5464533-6927-3121-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field522923.558
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123San Diego Padres1097138.651--54743711033-2738-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium532726.509
259San Francisco Giants1095851.53213.05184784026-3032-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point543123.574
3712Los Angeles Dodgers1095752.52314.04764591727-3130-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom LasordaDodger Stadium532627.491
41224Colorado Rockies1094861.44023.0525594-6921-3427-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field532924.547
51529Arizona Diamondbacks1094069.36731.0449559-11019-4021-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark532528.472

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
John BarnesRF-LF22.098Traded by Red Sox with Joe Thomas and Matt Kinney to Twins for Greg Swindell and Orlando Merced. 
Peter BergeronCF20.264Traded by Dodgers with Jonathan Tucker, Ted Lilly and Wilton Guerrero to Expos for Hiram Bocachica, Mark Grudzielanek and Carlos Perez. 
Willie BlairP32.225Traded by Diamondbacks with Jorge Fabregas and Cash to Mets for Bernard Gilkey, Nelson Figueroa and Cash. 
Hiram BocachicaCF-LF22.149Traded by Expos with Mark Grudzielanek and Carlos Perez to Dodgers for Jonathan Tucker, Ted Lilly, Wilton Guerrero and Peter Bergeron. 
Ellis BurksCF-RF33.323Traded by Rockies to Giants for Jason Brester, Jim Stoops and Darryl Hamilton. 
Royce ClaytonSS28.210Traded by Cardinals with Todd Stottlemyre to Rangers for Mark Little, Fernando Tatis and Darren Oliver. 
Eddy Diaz2B26.306Traded by Brewers to Red Sox for RHP Joe Hudson July 31 1998 
Eddy DiazP17.176Traded by Brewers to Red Sox for Joe Hudson. 
Kevin ElsterSS33.362Released by Rangers. 
Leo EstrellaP23.161Traded by Mets to Blue Jays for Tony Phillips. 
Jorge FabregasC28.140Traded by Diamondbacks with Willie Blair and Cash to Mets for Bernard Gilkey, Nelson Figueroa and Cash. 
Nelson FigueroaP24.074Traded by Mets with Bernard Gilkey and Cash to Diamondbacks for Jorge Fabregas, Willie Blair and Cash. 
Freddy GarciaP21.298Traded by Astros with John Halama and Carlos Guillen to Mariners for Randy Johnson. 
Bernard GilkeyLF31.310Traded by Mets with Nelson Figueroa and Cash to Diamondbacks for Jorge Fabregas, Willie Blair and Cash. 
Mark Grudzielanek2B-SS28.031Traded by Expos with Hiram Bocachica and Carlos Perez to Dodgers for Jonathan Tucker, Ted Lilly, Wilton Guerrero and Peter Bergeron. 
Wilton Guerrero2B-LF23.280Traded by Dodgers with Jonathan Tucker, Ted Lilly and Peter Bergeron to Expos for Hiram Bocachica, Mark Grudzielanek and Carlos Perez. 
Carlos Guillen2B22.305Traded by Astros with John Halama and Freddy Garcia to Mariners for Randy Johnson. 
Juan GuzmanP31.276Traded by Blue Jays to Orioles for Nerio Rodriguez and Shannon Carter. 
Darryl HamiltonCF-RF33.240Traded by Giants with Jason Brester and Jim Stoops to Rockies for Ellis Burks. 
Felix HerediaP22.043Traded by Marlins with Steve Hoff to Cubs for Todd Noel, Kevin Orie and Justin Speier. 
Joe HudsonP27.305Traded by Red Sox to Brewers for Eddy Diaz. 
Randy JohnsonP34.325Traded by Mariners to Astros for John Halama, Carlos Guillen and Freddy Garcia. 
Mike KinkadeLF-1B25.086Traded by Brewers to Mets for Bill Pulsipher. 
Matt KinneyP21.227Traded by Red Sox with Joe Thomas and John Barnes to Twins for Greg Swindell and Orlando Merced. 
Ted LillyP22.209Traded by Dodgers with Jonathan Tucker, Wilton Guerrero and Peter Bergeron to Expos for Hiram Bocachica, Mark Grudzielanek and Carlos Perez. 
Julio ManonP25.051Loaned by Devil Rays to Mariners June 4- 
Orlando MercedRF-1B31.271Traded by Twins with Greg Swindell to Red Sox for Joe Thomas, Matt Kinney and John Barnes. 
Darren OliverP27.298Traded by Rangers with Mark Little and Fernando Tatis to Cardinals for Todd Stottlemyre and Royce Clayton. 
Kevin Orie3B25.333Traded by Cubs with Todd Noel and Justin Speier to Marlins for Steve Hoff and Felix Heredia. 
Carlos PerezP27.108Traded by Expos with Hiram Bocachica and Mark Grudzielanek to Dodgers for Jonathan Tucker, Ted Lilly, Wilton Guerrero and Peter Bergeron. 
Tony Phillips2B-LF39.097Traded by Blue Jays to Mets for Leo Estrella. 
Bill PulsipherP24.295Traded by Mets to Brewers for Mike Kinkade. 
Nerio RodriguezP25.131Traded by Orioles with Shannon Carter to Blue Jays for Juan Guzman. 
Justin SpeierP24.267Traded by Cubs with Todd Noel and Kevin Orie to Marlins for Steve Hoff and Felix Heredia. 
Ed Sprague3B31.006Traded by Blue Jays to Athletics for Scott Rivette. 
Jim StoopsP26.031Traded by Giants with Jason Brester and Darryl Hamilton to Rockies for Ellis Burks. 
Todd StottlemyreP33.072Traded by Cardinals with Royce Clayton to Rangers for Mark Little, Fernando Tatis and Darren Oliver. 
Greg SwindellP33.210Traded by Twins with Orlando Merced to Red Sox for Joe Thomas, Matt Kinney and John Barnes. 
Fernando Tatis3B23.211Traded by Rangers with Mark Little and Darren Oliver to Cardinals for Todd Stottlemyre and Royce Clayton. 
Kevin TolarP27.184Sent to Reds by Pirates for future considerations. 
Todd Zeile3B-1B32.325Traded by Marlins to Rangers for Jose Santo and Daniel DeYoung.