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Thursday June 8,1961This date in baseball
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Games on 1961-06-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins3Baltimore Orioles1BoxJim KaatJack FisherChuck Stobbs
Cleveland Indians1Detroit Tigers0BoxJim PerryDon MossiFrank Funk
Cleveland Indians1Detroit Tigers2BoxFrank LaryWynn Hawkins(none)
Kansas City Athletics1New York Yankees6BoxBill StaffordNorm Bass(none)
Kansas City Athletics9New York Yankees6BoxJim ArcherDanny McDevitt(none)
Milwaukee Braves8Cincinnati Reds10BoxJim MaloneyWarren SpahnJim Brosnan
Pittsburgh Pirates4Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxBob FriendStan WilliamsBobby Shantz
Philadelphia Phillies5San Francisco Giants2BoxJohn BuzhardtSam Jones(none)

Standings as of 1961-06-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cleveland Indians523418.654--2691888119-915-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1094465.404
222Detroit Tigers543519.648--2962177918-1016-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium1086642.611
334New York Yankees513021.5883.52602085212-1318-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I1117932.712
448Baltimore Orioles542826.5197.0210225-1515-1112-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium1086741.620
5510Boston Red Sox502426.4809.0193218-258-1516-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1125260.464
6611Kansas City Athletics492326.4699.5230264-3412-1611-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium1123874.339
7713Washington Senators II522428.46210.0190216-2612-1212-16L5T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium1093772.339
8814Chicago White Sox481929.39613.0203219-167-1512-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park1146747.588
9915Minnesota Twins522032.38514.0214275-619-1811-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1085058.463
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Cincinnati Reds503020.600--2111902113-1017-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field1046341.606
225Los Angeles Dodgers533122.5850.52452341114-817-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum1015843.574
336San Francisco Giants502822.5602.02312072415-613-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park1045747.548
447Pittsburgh Pirates472522.5323.5201208-712-1213-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field1075057.467
559St. Louis Cardinals482424.5005.0207183249-1614-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park1065650.528
6612Milwaukee Braves472225.4686.5212226-1411-1411-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium1076146.570
7716Chicago Cubs501931.38011.0193232-3911-208-11L4T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field1044559.433
8817Philadelphia Phillies471730.36211.5175195-2011-146-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1073077.280


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Gene StephensOF28.139Traded by Orioles to Athletics for Marv Throneberry. 
Marv Throneberry1B27.279Traded by Athletics to Orioles for Gene Stephens. 
Arnold UmbachP18.184Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves.