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Wednesday August 2,1961This date in baseball
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Danny Sheaffer celebrated a birthday on this date.
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 1961-08-02

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins4Baltimore Orioles3BoxBill PleisChuck EstradaRay Moore
Minnesota Twins3Baltimore Orioles4BoxHoyt WilhelmPedro Ramos(none)
Chicago White Sox2Cleveland Indians3BoxMudcat GrantRay Herbert(none)
Chicago White Sox8Cleveland Indians4BoxCal McLishJim PerryBilly Pierce
Washington Senators II3Detroit Tigers4BoxDon MossiMarty Kutyna(none)
Washington Senators II6Detroit Tigers2BoxJohnny KlippsteinPhil ReganPete Burnside
Kansas City Athletics5New York Yankees6BoxLuis ArroyoJim Archer(none)
Kansas City Athletics5New York Yankees12BoxRalph TerryArt DitmarHal Reniff
Milwaukee Braves4Chicago Cubs2BoxCarl WilleyGlen Hobbie(none)
Milwaukee Braves7Chicago Cubs7Box(none)
Philadelphia Phillies2Cincinnati Reds4BoxJim O'TooleArt MahaffeyBill Henry
Philadelphia Phillies2Cincinnati Reds3BoxJoey JayChris ShortSherman Jones
San Francisco Giants6Los Angeles Dodgers0BoxJuan MarichalJohnny Podres(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2St. Louis Cardinals4BoxLarry JacksonBobby Shantz(none)

Standings as of 1961-08-02

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1046737.644--56242114128-2439-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I584216.724
222Detroit Tigers1056639.6291.556045410632-1633-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium573522.614
335Baltimore Orioles1076047.5618.54664283832-2327-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium553520.636
447Cleveland Indians1065650.52812.05114832826-2330-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium552233.400
559Chicago White Sox1065254.49116.0505497817-3635-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park563422.607
6612Boston Red Sox1084959.45420.0492563-7118-3631-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park542727.500
8814Washington Senators II1034657.44720.5436486-5022-3324-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium581543.259
7713Minnesota Twins1034657.44720.5467516-4922-3224-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium572433.421
9916Kansas City Athletics1033766.35929.5444584-14016-3721-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium582434.414
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Cincinnati Reds1056540.619--4894424735-2130-19W3T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field492821.571
224Los Angeles Dodgers1016239.6141.04884434534-1628-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum532726.509
336San Francisco Giants1025547.5398.55164397730-2225-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park523022.577
448Milwaukee Braves1005149.51011.54754482729-2322-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium543222.593
5510St. Louis Cardinals1014952.48514.04644511321-3027-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park533122.585
6611Pittsburgh Pirates944549.47914.5426441-1520-2225-27L5T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field603030.500
7715Chicago Cubs1024458.43119.5476544-6817-3426-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field522032.385
8817Philadelphia Phillies993168.31331.0383509-12618-3012-39L4T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium551639.291

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Reno Bertoia3B-2B26.206Traded by Athletics with Gerry Staley to Tigers for Bill Fischer and Ozzie Virgil. 
Bill FischerP30.295Traded by Tigers with Ozzie Virgil to Athletics for Reno Bertoia and Gerry Staley. 
Gerry StaleyP40.346Traded by Athletics with Reno Bertoia to Tigers for Bill Fischer and Ozzie Virgil. 
Ozzie Virgil3B28.077Traded by Tigers with Bill Fischer to Athletics for Reno Bertoia and Gerry Staley.