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Saturday August 12,1961This 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 1961-08-12

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox3Baltimore Orioles8BoxDick HallIke DelockWes Stock
Kansas City Athletics1Chicago White Sox2BoxRay HerbertBob Shaw(none)
Detroit Tigers17Minnesota Twins3BoxJim BunningDon Lee(none)
New York Yankees1Washington Senators II5BoxDick DonovanBill Stafford(none)
St. Louis Cardinals1Los Angeles Dodgers5BoxJohnny PodresLarry Jackson(none)
Chicago Cubs6Milwaukee Braves8BoxDon McMahonDick Drott(none)
Philadelphia Phillies0Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxVinegar Bend MizellJim Owens(none)
Cincinnati Reds4San Francisco Giants6BoxJack SanfordBob PurkeyStu Miller

Standings as of 1961-08-12

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1157639.661--61045715329-2547-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I473314.702
222Detroit Tigers1157441.6432.061448113336-1737-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium472720.574
335Baltimore Orioles1186751.56810.55154536232-2334-29W3T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium442816.636
447Cleveland Indians1156055.52216.05465222427-2633-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium461828.391
5510Chicago White Sox1155857.50418.0536527918-3640-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park472819.596
6612Boston Red Sox1205664.46722.5539609-7018-3838-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park422022.476
7713Washington Senators II1114764.42327.0462526-6422-3925-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium501436.280
8814Minnesota Twins1154867.41728.0506580-7423-4125-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium452223.489
9916Kansas City Athletics1154273.36534.0475628-15321-4421-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium461927.413
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Los Angeles Dodgers1086840.630--5324676534-1634-24W5T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum462125.457
224Cincinnati Reds1156946.6002.55324904236-2533-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field392415.615
336San Francisco Giants1106050.5459.05514698230-2330-27W5T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park442519.568
448Milwaukee Braves1085652.51912.05104803032-2624-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium462719.587
559St. Louis Cardinals1115754.51412.55054941123-3133-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park432320.535
6611Pittsburgh Pirates1065353.50014.04994722726-2427-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field482226.458
7715Chicago Cubs1104565.40924.0505593-8818-4026-26L6T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field441925.432
8817Philadelphia Phillies1103179.28238.0400569-16918-3712-43L15T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium441628.364