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Monday August 7,1961This 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 1961-08-07

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Athletics4Baltimore Orioles5BoxChuck EstradaArt DitmarBilly Hoeft
Minnesota Twins4Boston Red Sox5BoxMike FornielesDon Lee(none)
Minnesota Twins4Boston Red Sox5BoxDon SchwallPedro RamosArnold Earley
Pittsburgh Pirates3Philadelphia Phillies1BoxBob FriendJohn Buzhardt(none)
Cincinnati Reds1St. Louis Cardinals5BoxLarry JacksonKen Johnson(none)

Standings as of 1961-08-07

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1107238.655--58744214528-2444-14W5T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I523715.712
222Detroit Tigers1107040.6362.058247211032-1637-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium523121.596
335Baltimore Orioles1126349.56310.04804394132-2330-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium503218.640
448Cleveland Indians1115754.51415.55345112327-2630-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium502129.420
559Chicago White Sox1105654.50916.05295121718-3638-18W5T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park523022.577
6612Boston Red Sox1155461.47020.5520583-6318-3636-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park472225.468
7713Washington Senators II1074661.43024.5446504-5822-3724-24L4T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium541539.278
8815Minnesota Twins1104664.41826.0489549-6022-3924-25L8T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium502426.480
9916Kansas City Athletics1094069.36731.5466604-13819-4021-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium522131.404
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Los Angeles Dodgers1056540.619--5124605234-1631-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum492425.490
224Cincinnati Reds1116843.613--5164744235-2233-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field432518.581
336San Francisco Giants1065650.5289.55274577030-2326-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park482919.604
447Milwaukee Braves1045450.51910.54944583632-2422-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium502921.580
5510St. Louis Cardinals1075453.50512.0491482921-3032-24W5T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park472621.553
6611Pittsburgh Pirates1004951.49013.54744611324-2425-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field542628.481
7714Chicago Cubs1064561.42520.5492569-7718-3626-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field481929.396
8817Philadelphia Phillies1053174.29534.0396541-14518-3512-40L10T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium491633.327


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Willie HortonOF18.293Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.