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Tuesday May 16,1961This 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 1961-05-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers10Baltimore Orioles4BoxFrank LarySteve Barber(none)
Cleveland Indians7Boston Red Sox8BoxIke DelockWynn HawkinsBilly Muffett
Minnesota Twins4Chicago White Sox5BoxEarly WynnPedro Ramos(none)
Washington Senators II3New York Yankees2BoxHal WoodeshickBill StaffordDave Sisler
Milwaukee Braves5Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxDon NottebartSandy KoufaxMoe Drabowsky
Cincinnati Reds4Philadelphia Phillies2BoxJoey JayFrank Sullivan(none)
St. Louis Cardinals1Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxRoy FaceCurt Simmons(none)
Chicago Cubs1San Francisco Giants2BoxJack SanfordDick Drott(none)

Standings as of 1961-05-16

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers31229.710--1971277012-310-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium1317952.603
224New York Yankees281612.5714.5124114108-88-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I1349341.694
337Minnesota Twins291613.5525.0144153-98-58-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1315477.412
449Cleveland Indians291514.5176.0126109179-76-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1326369.477
5510Baltimore Orioles311615.5166.0145141411-64-10L4T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium1317952.603
6611Kansas City Athletics251213.4807.0122132-103-69-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium1364987.360
7712Washington Senators II311417.4528.085107-228-76-10W4T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium1304783.362
8814Chicago White Sox281216.4298.5123129-64-68-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park1347460.552
9915Boston Red Sox271017.37010.098131-337-124-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1356669.489
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants28199.679--140100409-310-6W4T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park1266660.524
223Pittsburgh Pirates261511.5773.011510696-59-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field1286068.469
335Cincinnati Reds281612.5713.010995148-108-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field1267749.611
446Los Angeles Dodgers321814.5633.0164148168-410-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum1227151.582
558Milwaukee Braves251312.5204.5121125-47-56-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium1297059.543
6613St. Louis Cardinals251114.4406.510110105-86-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park1296960.535
7716Chicago Cubs281018.3579.097138-414-146-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field1265472.429
8817Philadelphia Phillies28820.28611.086120-344-104-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1263987.310


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Duke CarmelOF-1B24.023Traded by Cardinals to Dodgers for Joe Koppe. 
Willie Jones3B35.273Released by Reds. 
Joe KoppeSS30.209Traded by Dodgers to Cardinals for Duke Carmel. 
Pete WhisenantOF31.153Released by Twins.