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Wednesday May 3,1961This date in baseball
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Games on 1961-05-03

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox3Cleveland Indians4BoxFrank FunkGerry Staley(none)
Boston Red Sox8Kansas City Athletics9BoxDon LarsenMike Fornieles(none)
New York Yankees7Minnesota Twins3BoxBob TurleyPedro Ramos(none)
Detroit Tigers4Washington Senators II5BoxJoe McClainFrank LaryDave Sisler
San Francisco Giants8Chicago Cubs4BoxBilly O'DellJack CurtisBobby Bolin
Philadelphia Phillies3Cincinnati Reds9BoxJim MaloneyJohn BuzhardtBill Henry
Los Angeles Dodgers1Milwaukee Braves4BoxWarren SpahnStan Williams(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates1St. Louis Cardinals3BoxBob GibsonVinegar Bend MizellLindy McDaniel

Standings as of 1961-05-03

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers16115.688--9561343-18-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium1469056.616
222New York Yankees17116.6470.57464105-56-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I1459847.676
335Minnesota Twins18108.5562.07591-167-43-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1426082.423
446Cleveland Indians18108.5562.0777077-53-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1436875.476
558Baltimore Orioles19109.5262.5797725-24-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium1438558.594
6612Kansas City Athletics1578.4673.5898182-35-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium1465492.370
7715Chicago White Sox1679.4384.0707004-63-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park1467967.541
8814Boston Red Sox1679.4384.05871-134-63-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1466977.473
9917Washington Senators II18612.3336.04465-213-43-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium1435588.385
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113San Francisco Giants18117.611--756785-26-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park1367462.544
224Pittsburgh Pirates17107.5880.5716386-54-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field1376572.474
337Los Angeles Dodgers20119.5501.0979523-28-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum1347856.582
4410Chicago Cubs1899.5002.06773-63-66-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field1365581.404
559Milwaukee Braves1477.5002.06269-74-33-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium1407664.543
6611Cincinnati Reds19910.4742.5696093-86-2W4T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field1358451.622
7713St. Louis Cardinals18810.4443.07883-54-44-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park1367264.529
8816Philadelphia Phillies18612.3335.06776-94-92-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1364195.301


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Chuck EssegianOF29.268Purchased by Indians from Athletics.