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Saturday, August 17,1996

Saturday, August 17,1996

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Games on this date
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year gametype box date visiting Team visscore home team homescore box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1996 reg season 1996-08-17 California Angels 0 Boston Red Sox 6 box | pbp Fenway Park Roger Clemens Chuck Finley -- 32,497 2:42
1996 reg season 1996-08-17 Detroit Tigers 3 Cleveland Indians 6 box | pbp Progressive Field Orel Hershiser Justin Thompson Jose Mesa 42,511 2:54
1996 reg season 1996-08-17 Chicago White Sox 6 Milwaukee Brewers 2 box | pbp County Stadium Alex Fernandez Ben McDonald Roberto Hernandez 31,551 2:59
1996 reg season 1996-08-17 Toronto Blue Jays 1 Minnesota Twins 11 box | pbp Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Rich Robertson Erik Hanson -- 20,354 2:57
1996 reg season 1996-08-17 Seattle Mariners 10 New York Yankees 3 box | pbp Yankee Stadium I Jamie Moyer Kenny Rogers -- 51,729 2:44
1996 reg season 1996-08-17 Baltimore Orioles 1 Oakland Athletics 3 box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Ariel Prieto Rocky Coppinger Mark Acre 20,231 2:34
1996 reg season 1996-08-17 Kansas City Royals 4 Texas Rangers 1 box | pbp Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Tim Belcher Ken Hill -- 41,855 2:31
1996 reg season 1996-08-17 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 Atlanta Braves 7 box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Mike Bielecki Matt Ruebel -- 49,024 2:26
1996 reg season 1996-08-17 Houston Astros 3 Chicago Cubs 12 box | pbp Wrigley Field Steve Trachsel Darryl Kile -- 39,775 2:59
1996 reg season 1996-08-17 Colorado Rockies 3 Cincinnati Reds 5 box | pbp Cinergy Field John Smiley Mike Munoz Jeff Brantley 0 2:43
1996 reg season 1996-08-17 Colorado Rockies 5 Cincinnati Reds 9 box | pbp Cinergy Field Jeff Shaw Steve Reed -- 34,225 3:05
1996 reg season 1996-08-17 Montreal Expos 6 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 box | pbp Dodger Stadium Todd Worrell Dave Veres -- 47,549 2:59
1996 reg season 1996-08-17 San Francisco Giants 8 Philadelphia Phillies 4 box | pbp Veterans Stadium Allen Watson Rich Hunter Rod Beck 24,522 3:11
1996 reg season 1996-08-17 New York Mets 7 San Diego Padres 3 box | pbp Estadio Monterrey Mark Clark Tim Worrell Doug Henry 20,873 3:00
1996 reg season 1996-08-17 Florida Marlins 3 St. Louis Cardinals 4 box | pbp Busch Stadium II T.J. Mathews Jay Powell Dennis Eckersley 30,792 2:50
15 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • Sort: Click a column in the first header row to sort data by values in that column. Click again to reverse the original sort. Some cells have custom sort keys that will sort them logically instead of alphanumerically.
  • Compare/Analyze: Click multiple rows for players of interest. In addition to filtering, you can quickly COMPARE player stats or use the MULTI-PLAYER STAT VIEWER to view multiple player cards on the same page.
  • Leaders: On stat grids. Top-10 ranked statistics are highlighted in gray. #1 rank is in light green. (PREMIUM setting)
  • Export to CSV: Click CSV to convert the full grid into a comma-delimeted display. From there, you can copy/paste to another application.
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1996 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 121 70 51 .579 0.0 622 587 35 L2 32-29 38-22 1 2 3 Yes Won World Series (Braves)
1996 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 123 66 57 .537 5.0 745 691 54 L1 34-27 31-31 2 5 9 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1996 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 123 60 63 .488 11.0 709 721 -12 W1 26-36 34-27 3 8 17 -- dnq
1996 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 123 54 69 .439 17.0 615 660 -45 L4 26-36 28-33 4 13 24 -- dnq
1996 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 122 42 80 .344 28.5 595 836 -241 L6 19-47 23-33 5 14 28 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1996 AL Central Cleveland Indians franchise | log 123 74 49 .602 0.0 713 597 116 W2 39-27 35-22 1 1 2 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Orioles)
1996 AL Central Chicago White Sox franchise | log 124 68 56 .548 6.5 691 596 95 W1 34-31 34-25 2 4 5 Yes dnq
1996 AL Central Minnesota Twins franchise | log 122 62 60 .508 11.5 700 678 22 W4 32-28 30-32 3 7 14 -- dnq
1996 AL Central Kansas City Royals franchise | log 124 58 66 .468 16.5 593 605 -12 W1 32-32 26-34 4 10 19 -- dnq
1996 AL Central Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 124 57 67 .460 17.5 703 699 4 L1 27-32 30-35 5 11 22 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1996 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 124 70 54 .565 0.0 719 605 114 L1 28-30 42-24 1 3 4 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Yankees)
1996 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 121 63 58 .521 5.5 748 689 59 W2 32-25 31-33 2 6 12 -- dnq
1996 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 126 61 65 .484 10.0 673 711 -38 W1 32-29 29-36 3 9 18 -- dnq
1996 AL West California Angels franchise | log 122 56 66 .459 13.0 586 737 -151 L1 20-39 36-27 4 12 23 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1996 NL East Atlanta Braves franchise | log 122 76 46 .623 0.0 611 462 149 W3 33-25 43-21 1 1 1 Yes Lost World Series (Yankees)
1996 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 121 66 55 .545 9.5 595 519 76 L3 28-30 38-25 2 2 6 Yes dnq
1996 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 124 58 66 .468 19.0 585 598 -13 W1 24-38 34-28 3 10 20 -- dnq
1996 NL East Florida Marlins franchise | log 123 57 66 .463 19.5 511 544 -33 L2 18-41 39-25 4 11 21 -- dnq
1996 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 124 49 75 .395 28.0 489 617 -128 L3 23-40 26-35 5 14 27 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1996 NL Central Houston Astros franchise | log 123 66 57 .537 0.0 601 614 -13 L1 32-34 34-23 1 4 10 Yes dnq
1996 NL Central St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 123 66 57 .537 0.0 583 544 39 W2 32-29 34-28 2 3 8 Yes Lost NLCS (Braves)
1996 NL Central Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 120 61 59 .508 3.5 557 588 -31 W2 29-29 32-30 3 7 13 -- dnq
1996 NL Central Chicago Cubs franchise | log 121 60 61 .496 5.0 588 570 18 W1 27-31 33-30 4 9 16 -- dnq
1996 NL Central Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 122 52 70 .426 13.5 561 632 -71 L2 25-34 27-36 5 13 26 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1996 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 123 66 57 .537 0.0 523 503 20 W3 33-32 33-25 1 5 7 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Braves)
1996 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 125 66 59 .528 1.0 604 548 56 L1 34-29 32-30 2 6 11 -- Lost in 1st Round (Cardinals)
1996 NL West Colorado Rockies franchise | log 123 62 61 .504 4.0 731 738 -7 L2 22-42 40-19 3 8 15 -- dnq
1996 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 120 52 68 .433 12.5 565 627 -62 W2 25-38 27-30 4 12 25 -- dnq
28 record(s)
Transactions
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Grid Actions:
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Tips/tools for using data grids:

  • Manual Filter: Single-click a row to highlight in orange. Click FILTER ROWS button to show only those rows in the grid
  • Quick-Filter: Double-Click on a cell value to filter the grid on rows that have same value in same column. Click a statistic to view all values equal or higher
  • Select Rows: Single-click rows to select multiple rows for future action or visibility.
  • Hide Rows: Click the` minus sign in the first column to hide the row in the grid.
  • Restore Rows: Once rows are filtered, click RESTORE ROWS to show all rows once again
  • Sort: Click a column in the first header row to sort data by values in that column. Click again to reverse the original sort. Some cells have custom sort keys that will sort them logically instead of alphanumerically.
  • Compare/Analyze: Click multiple rows for players of interest. In addition to filtering, you can quickly COMPARE player stats or use the MULTI-PLAYER STAT VIEWER to view multiple player cards on the same page.
  • Leaders: On stat grids. Top-10 ranked statistics are highlighted in gray. #1 rank is in light green. (PREMIUM setting)
  • Export to CSV: Click CSV to convert the full grid into a comma-delimeted display. From there, you can copy/paste to another application.
player name teamname statusshort Transaction Description
Sam Marsonek Texas Rangers Hist Signed out of draft (Florida HS)
Luis Polonia Atlanta Braves Hist Signed to #-year contract for 1996-1996 ($0m) [Free Agent]
Justin Thompson Detroit Tigers Hist Activated from Disabled List
3 record(s)