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Saturday, May 23,1981

Saturday, May 23,1981

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Based on data sourced from Retrosheet.org.

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Games on this date
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  • Leaders: On stat grids. Top-10 ranked statistics are highlighted in gray. #1 rank is in light green. (PREMIUM setting)
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year gametype box date visiting team score home team score box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1981 reg season May 23,1981 Chicago White Sox  15  California Angels  4  box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Ross Baumgarten Steve Renko -- 42,558 3:52
1981 reg season May 23,1981 Baltimore Orioles  9  Detroit Tigers  2  box | pbp Tiger Stadium Mike Flanagan Dave Rozema Sammy Stewart 19,006 2:29
1981 reg season May 23,1981 Minnesota Twins  0  Kansas City Royals  1  box | pbp Kauffman Stadium Renie Martin Don Cooper -- 27,580 3:41
1981 reg season May 23,1981 Boston Red Sox  8  Milwaukee Brewers  1  box | pbp County Stadium Mike Torrez Randy Lerch Mark Clear 35,254 2:34
1981 reg season May 23,1981 Cleveland Indians  2  New York Yankees  3  box | pbp Yankee Stadium I Dave Righetti Rick Waits Ron Davis 37,179 2:33
1981 reg season May 23,1981 Toronto Blue Jays  2  Oakland Athletics  3  box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Jeff Jones Luis Leal -- 27,147 4:24
1981 reg season May 23,1981 Texas Rangers  6  Seattle Mariners  4  box | pbp Kingdome Steve Comer Shane Rawley John Henry Johnson 31,306 3:28
1981 reg season May 23,1981 San Diego Padres  6  Atlanta Braves  7  box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Rick Camp Gary Lucas -- 12,453 3:19
1981 reg season May 23,1981 Montreal Expos  4  Chicago Cubs  6  box | pbp Wrigley Field Rick Reuschel Ray Burris Dick Tidrow 15,981 2:28
1981 reg season May 23,1981 Los Angeles Dodgers  9  Cincinnati Reds  6  box | pbp Cinergy Field Dave Stewart Paul Moskau Bobby Castillo 40,928 3:17
1981 reg season May 23,1981 San Francisco Giants  3  Houston Astros  5  box | pbp Astrodome Frank LaCorte Ed Whitson -- 38,586 3:09
1981 reg season May 23,1981 Philadelphia Phillies  6  Pittsburgh Pirates  4  box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Mike Proly Kent Tekulve Ron Reed 20,340 2:49
1981 reg season May 23,1981 New York Mets  2  St. Louis Cardinals  8  box | pbp Busch Stadium II Bob Forsch Pete Falcone Jim Kaat 24,710 2:35
13 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • 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.
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1981 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 36 24 12 .667 0.0 165 122 43 W2 11-7 13-5 1 1 2 Yes dnq
1981 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 33 20 13 .606 2.5 113 103 10 L1 12-5 8-8 2 3 6 Yes dnq
1981 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 38 23 15 .605 2.0 145 123 22 W1 10-9 13-6 3 4 7 Yes Lost World Series (Dodgers)
1981 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 38 22 16 .579 3.0 181 179 2 W6 13-7 9-9 4 6 9 -- dnq
1981 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 37 20 17 .541 4.5 164 150 14 L2 11-7 9-10 5 8 13 -- Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 38 18 20 .474 7.0 140 159 -19 L2 10-9 8-11 6 10 19 -- dnq
1981 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 40 12 28 .300 14.0 130 172 -42 L3 7-12 5-16 7 14 24 -- dnq
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1981 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 43 27 16 .628 0.0 183 136 47 W2 12-9 15-7 1 2 4 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 36 21 15 .583 2.5 183 141 42 W3 10-10 11-5 2 5 8 Yes dnq
1981 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 37 21 16 .568 3.0 183 160 23 W2 9-10 12-6 3 7 10 -- dnq
1981 AL West California Angels franchise | log 43 21 22 .488 6.0 187 184 3 L2 13-8 8-14 4 9 16 -- dnq
1981 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 39 13 26 .333 12.0 135 170 -35 L1 7-12 5-15 5 11 21 -- dnq
1981 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 40 13 27 .325 12.5 142 201 -59 L2 6-12 7-15 6 12 22 -- dnq
1981 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 32 10 22 .313 11.5 92 143 -51 W1 6-11 4-11 7 13 23 -- Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1981 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 34 22 12 .647 0.0 173 139 34 W1 9-5 13-7 1 2 3 Yes dnq
1981 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 39 24 15 .615 0.5 168 146 22 W1 10-10 14-5 2 3 5 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Expos)
1981 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 38 21 17 .553 3.0 156 159 -3 L1 8-11 13-6 3 5 12 Yes Lost NLCS (Dodgers)
1981 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 33 16 17 .485 5.5 127 115 12 L1 10-8 5-10 4 9 18 -- dnq
1981 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 36 10 26 .278 13.0 111 170 -59 L1 4-14 6-12 5 11 25 -- dnq
1981 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 37 8 29 .216 15.5 101 173 -72 W1 1-16 6-14 6 12 26 -- dnq
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1981 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 40 29 11 .725 0.0 161 103 58 W3 15-6 14-5 1 1 1 Yes Won World Series (Yankees)
1981 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 39 22 17 .564 6.5 172 154 18 L3 12-7 10-10 2 4 11 Yes dnq
1981 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 39 20 19 .513 8.5 153 150 3 W1 11-8 8-12 3 6 14 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 43 22 21 .512 8.5 153 147 6 L1 12-10 10-11 4 7 15 -- dnq
1981 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 41 20 21 .488 9.5 142 128 14 W1 11-9 9-12 5 8 17 -- Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
1981 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 41 16 25 .390 13.5 141 174 -33 L1 8-15 8-10 6 10 20 -- dnq
26 record(s)