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Monday May 8,1961This 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.

1961 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
Games -- Standings -- Transactions

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Games on 1961-05-08

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Los Angeles Dodgers4Philadelphia Phillies3BoxTurk FarrellChris Short(none)

Standings as of 1961-05-08

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RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers21165.762--13382518-18-4W5T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium1418556.603
223New York Yankees21138.6193.09080107-76-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I1419645.681
337Baltimore Orioles221210.5454.5978987-34-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium1408357.593
558Cleveland Indians211110.5245.0868157-54-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1406773.479
449Minnesota Twins211110.5245.091108-177-44-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1395980.424
6611Kansas City Athletics1789.4716.0949132-36-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium1445391.368
7714Boston Red Sox19811.4217.07591-165-83-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1436875.476
8815Washington Senators II22814.3648.55580-255-53-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium1395386.381
9916Chicago White Sox20713.3508.591102-114-63-7L7T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park1427963.556
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants21147.667--9572238-26-5W4T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park1337162.534
224Cincinnati Reds231310.5652.08869196-87-2W8T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field1318051.611
335Los Angeles Dodgers251411.5602.012611976-48-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum1297554.581
446Pittsburgh Pirates20119.5502.5828206-55-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field1346470.478
5510St. Louis Cardinals201010.5003.5888624-46-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park1347064.522
6612Milwaukee Braves18810.4444.58190-94-34-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium1367561.551
7713Chicago Cubs21912.4295.07392-193-86-4L4T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field1335578.414
8817Philadelphia Phillies22616.2738.57295-234-102-6L7T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1324191.311

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Bob CervOF35.003Traded by Angels with Tex Clevenger to Yankees for Johnny James, Ryne Duren and Lee Thomas. 
Tex ClevengerP28.303Traded by Angels with Bob Cerv to Yankees for Johnny James, Ryne Duren and Lee Thomas. 
Ryne DurenP32.075Traded by Yankees with Johnny James and Lee Thomas to Angels for Bob Cerv and Tex Clevenger. 
Johnny JamesP27.289Traded by Yankees with Ryne Duren and Lee Thomas to Angels for Bob Cerv and Tex Clevenger. 
Lee ThomasOF-1B25.093Traded by Yankees with Johnny James and Ryne Duren to Angels for Bob Cerv and Tex Clevenger.