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Wednesday August 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 1961-08-09

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Athletics2Baltimore Orioles1BoxJerry WalkerJack Fisher(none)
Minnesota Twins4Boston Red Sox5BoxGene ConleyJack KralickMike Fornieles
Detroit Tigers8Chicago White Sox2BoxFrank LaryCal McLish(none)
Washington Senators II1Cleveland Indians3BoxGary BellJohn Gabler(none)
Milwaukee Braves3Los Angeles Dodgers8BoxDon DrysdaleDon Nottebart(none)
Cincinnati Reds5Philadelphia Phillies0BoxJoey JayDon Ferrarese(none)
St. Louis Cardinals4Pittsburgh Pirates0BoxCurt SimmonsJoe GibbonEd Bauta
Chicago Cubs5San Francisco Giants6BoxStu MillerBarney Schultz(none)

Standings as of 1961-08-09

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1127438.661--59444614828-2446-14W7T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I503515.700
222Detroit Tigers1127240.6432.059347411934-1637-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium502921.580
335Baltimore Orioles1156451.55711.54934474632-2331-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium473116.660
447Cleveland Indians1135954.52215.55435172627-2632-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium481929.396
5510Chicago White Sox1125656.50018.0531523818-3638-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park503020.600
6612Boston Red Sox1175562.47021.5530593-6318-3637-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park452124.467
7713Washington Senators II1094663.42226.5452513-6122-3924-24L6T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium521537.288
8814Minnesota Twins1124765.42027.0499559-6023-4024-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium482325.479
9916Kansas City Athletics1124270.37532.0474617-14321-4121-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium491930.388
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Los Angeles Dodgers1076740.626--5274666134-1633-24W4T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum472225.468
224Cincinnati Reds1136944.6111.05264804636-2333-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field412417.585
336San Francisco Giants1085850.5379.55414637830-2328-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park462719.587
448St. Louis Cardinals1095653.51412.05014871422-3033-24W7T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park452421.533
559Milwaukee Braves1065452.50912.55004732732-2622-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium482919.604
6611Pittsburgh Pirates1035152.49514.04874691826-2425-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field512427.471
7715Chicago Cubs1084563.41722.5498583-8518-3826-26L4T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field461927.413
8817Philadelphia Phillies1083177.28736.5400559-15918-3512-43L13T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium461630.348