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Wednesday August 16,1961This date in baseball
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Games on 1961-08-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox4Cleveland Indians6BoxJim PerryTracy Stallard(none)
Baltimore Orioles8Detroit Tigers2BoxMilt PappasJim Bunning(none)
Kansas City Athletics12Minnesota Twins7BoxNorm BassPedro RamosBill Fischer
Chicago White Sox4New York Yankees5BoxRalph TerryTurk Lown(none)
Philadelphia Phillies5Chicago Cubs9BoxDon CardwellChris Short(none)
Cincinnati Reds6Los Angeles Dodgers0BoxBob PurkeyLarry Sherry(none)
Cincinnati Reds8Los Angeles Dodgers0BoxJim O'TooleJohnny Podres(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates1Milwaukee Braves2BoxWarren SpahnBob Friend(none)
St. Louis Cardinals3San Francisco Giants4BoxJack SanfordRay Sadecki(none)

Standings as of 1961-08-16

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1197841.655--62747914830-2648-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I433112.721
222Detroit Tigers1197643.6392.062650412236-1839-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium432518.581
335Baltimore Orioles1226953.56610.55314656633-2535-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium402614.650
448Cleveland Indians1186157.51716.55595421727-2634-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium431726.395
559Chicago White Sox1186058.50817.55515361519-3741-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park442618.591
6612Boston Red Sox1235766.46323.0556621-6519-4038-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park391920.487
7713Minnesota Twins1195168.42927.0542607-6523-4128-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium411922.463
8814Washington Senators II1164967.42227.5489552-6322-3927-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium451233.267
9916Kansas City Athletics1194376.36135.0500660-16022-4721-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium421824.429
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Cincinnati Reds1197346.613--5594936640-2533-21W4T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field352015.571
224Los Angeles Dodgers1136944.6111.05424915134-1635-28L4T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum412021.488
336San Francisco Giants1136251.5498.05594827730-2332-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park412318.561
447Milwaukee Braves1126052.5369.55324884432-2628-26W6T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium422319.548
5510St. Louis Cardinals1155857.50413.0515509624-3433-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park392217.564
6611Pittsburgh Pirates1105456.49114.55174902726-2728-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field442123.477
7715Chicago Cubs1144866.42122.5532613-8118-4129-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field401624.400
8817Philadelphia Phillies1143183.27239.5416606-19018-4112-43L19T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium401624.400