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Tuesday May 9,1961This 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.

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Games on 1961-05-09

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians2Chicago White Sox4BoxHerb ScoreJim Perry(none)
Washington Senators II2Detroit Tigers7BoxDon MossiJoe McClain(none)
Washington Senators II5Detroit Tigers4BoxBennie DanielsPaul FoytackDave Sisler
New York Yankees4Kansas City Athletics5BoxRay HerbertLuis ArroyoJim Archer
Baltimore Orioles13Minnesota Twins5BoxChuck EstradaPedro RamosGordon Jones
Chicago Cubs5Milwaukee Braves8BoxBob BuhlGlen Hobbie(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers5Philadelphia Phillies2BoxDon DrysdaleArt Mahaffey(none)
San Francisco Giants6Pittsburgh Pirates9BoxHarvey HaddixJack SanfordClem Labine

Standings as of 1961-05-09

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers23176.739--14489558-19-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium1398455.604
223New York Yankees22139.5913.5948597-86-1L3T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I1409644.686
336Baltimore Orioles231310.5654.011094168-34-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium1398257.590
4410Kansas City Athletics1899.5005.5999542-37-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium1435291.364
668Cleveland Indians221111.5005.5888537-64-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1396772.482
559Minnesota Twins221111.5005.596121-257-44-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1385979.428
7714Boston Red Sox20812.4007.58299-175-93-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1426874.479
8815Chicago White Sox21813.3818.095104-94-64-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park1417863.553
9916Washington Senators II24915.3758.56291-296-63-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium1375285.380
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants22148.636--10181208-36-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park1327161.538
224Los Angeles Dodgers261511.5771.0131121107-48-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum1287454.578
335Pittsburgh Pirates21129.5711.5918836-56-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field1336370.474
447Cincinnati Reds231310.5651.58869196-87-2W8T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field1318051.611
5511St. Louis Cardinals201010.5003.0888624-46-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park1347064.522
6612Milwaukee Braves19910.4743.58995-64-35-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium1357461.548
7713Chicago Cubs22913.4095.078100-223-96-4L5T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field1325577.417
8817Philadelphia Phillies23617.2618.574100-264-102-7L8T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1314190.313


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Mel Roach2B-OF28.104Traded by Braves to Cubs for Frank Thomas. 
Frank ThomasOF-3B31.332Traded by Cubs to Braves for Mel Roach.