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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 2001-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Seattle Mariners0Baltimore Orioles3BoxCalvin MaduroAaron Sele(none)
New York Yankees3Boston Red Sox1BoxRoger ClemensDerek LoweMariano Rivera
Cleveland Indians8Chicago White Sox11BoxBob HowryJake WestbrookKeith Foulke
Texas Rangers7Kansas City Royals2BoxRick HellingPaul Byrd(none)
Anaheim Angels1Minnesota Twins4BoxBrad RadkeIsmael ValdezTodd Jones
Oakland Athletics9Tampa Bay Rays5BoxCory LidleBryan Rekar(none)
Detroit Tigers4Toronto Blue Jays3BoxSteve SparksPedro BorbonMatt Anderson
Chicago Cubs8Atlanta Braves2BoxJuan CruzJohn Burkett(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates3Cincinnati Reds11BoxChris ReitsmaTodd Ritchie(none)
St. Louis Cardinals5Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxWoody WilliamsEric Gagne(none)
Houston Astros3Milwaukee Brewers2BoxMike WilliamsJamey WrightBilly Wagner
Florida Marlins1New York Mets6BoxAl LeiterBrad Penny(none)
Montreal Expos5Philadelphia Phillies1BoxMike ThurmanNelson FigueroaScott Strickland
Arizona Diamondbacks4San Diego Padres1BoxCurt SchillingBrett JodieBret Prinz
Arizona Diamondbacks5San Diego Padres6BoxJose NunezBret PrinzTrevor Hoffman
Colorado Rockies5San Francisco Giants2BoxJohn ThomsonRuss OrtizJay Powell

Standings as of 2001-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2001 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134New York Yankees1357956.585--6976138436-3043-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I25169.640
2512Boston Red Sox1337162.5347.06535936035-3236-30L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan DuquetteFenway Park281117.393
3918Toronto Blue Jays1356570.48114.0643648-534-3431-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome271512.556
41226Baltimore Orioles1345579.41023.5576686-11028-3827-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike HargroveSyd ThriftOriole Park at Camden Yards27819.296
51430Tampa Bay Rays1354887.35631.0541775-23420-4728-40L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hal McRaeChuck LamarTropicana Field271413.519
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2001 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Cleveland Indians1347658.567--7496767339-2737-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field281513.536
2614Minnesota Twins1357164.5265.5646642430-3541-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome271413.519
3715Chicago White Sox1336865.5117.5627654-2732-3636-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelKenny WilliamsComiskey Park II291514.517
41125Detroit Tigers1335578.41420.5615733-11823-4232-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil GarnerRandy SmithComerica Park291118.379
51328Kansas City Royals1355481.40022.5607707-10025-4129-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Allard BairdKauffman Stadium271116.407
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2001 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Seattle Mariners1359639.711--76853623251-1945-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickSafeco Field27207.741
223Oakland Athletics1357956.58517.071555416141-2838-28W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum27234.852
3816Anaheim Angels1356966.51127.05895771234-3635-30L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanEdison International Field27621.222
41021Texas Rangers1356174.45235.0761793-3228-4033-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry NarronDouglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington271215.444
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2001 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1711Atlanta Braves1347262.537--5955375839-2533-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field281612.571
2813Philadelphia Phillies1347163.5301.06386172131-3740-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BowaEd WadeVeterans Stadium281513.536
31019New York Mets1356471.4748.5509605-9625-4039-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium27189.667
41120Florida Marlins1346272.46310.06336221125-4637-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiPro Player Stadium281414.500
51424Montreal Expos1345876.43314.0565679-11429-4129-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium281018.357
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2001 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Houston Astros1347955.590--7136407340-2639-29W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerEnron Field281414.500
237Chicago Cubs1347559.5604.06145645034-3341-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy MacPhailWrigley Field281315.464
359St. Louis Cardinals1347361.5456.06645966828-3645-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II28208.714
41322Milwaukee Brewers1335974.44419.5610628-1828-3631-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dean TaylorMiller Park29920.310
51527Cincinnati Reds1345480.40325.0637708-7132-3522-45W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field281216.429
61629Pittsburgh Pirates1334984.36829.5536713-17719-5130-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonDave LittlefieldPNC Park291316.448
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2001 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Arizona Diamondbacks1357857.578--66154711439-2739-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob BrenlyJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark271413.519
248San Francisco Giants1357461.5484.06656402532-3742-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian SabeanPac Bell Park271611.593
3610Los Angeles Dodgers1357362.5415.06406241634-3239-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDave WallaceDodger Stadium271314.481
4917San Diego Padres1356768.49611.06796562337-3130-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium271215.444
51223Colorado Rockies1335974.44418.07587411727-4132-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buddy BellDaniel O'DowdCoors Field291415.483


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Julio FrancoSS-2B43.008Purchased by Braves from Mexico City Tigers (Mexican). 
Carlos MorlaP19.138On disabled list 
Lyle MoutonRF-LF32.110Sent to Astros by Tigers for future considerations. 
Jose ObispoP17.112Signed as nondrafted free agent by Dodgers 
Rudy SeanezP32.315Traded by Padres to Braves for Winston Abreu. 
Mike ThiessenCF22.294On military list 
Randy Velarde2B-3B38.280Traded by Rangers to Yankees for Rosman Garcia and Randy Flores.