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Wednesday August 23,1961This date in baseball
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Games on 1961-08-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Washington Senators II4Boston Red Sox9BoxBill MonbouquetteMarty Kutyna(none)
Minnesota Twins4Chicago White Sox0BoxCamilo PascualCal McLish(none)
Detroit Tigers2Cleveland Indians4BoxBarry LatmanDon MossiFrank Funk
Baltimore Orioles7Kansas City Athletics5BoxBilly HoeftBill Kunkel(none)
San Francisco Giants14Cincinnati Reds0BoxJuan MarichalJoey Jay(none)
Milwaukee Braves6Pittsburgh Pirates7BoxRoy FaceDon Nottebart(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers7St. Louis Cardinals8BoxEd BautaRon Perranoski(none)

Standings as of 1961-08-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1268343.659--65850115734-2849-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I362610.722
222Detroit Tigers1268145.6432.065852113737-1943-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium362016.556
335Baltimore Orioles1287454.57810.05604798138-2635-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium342113.618
4410Chicago White Sox1256461.51218.55765571922-3942-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park372215.595
559Cleveland Indians1256461.51218.5577570727-2637-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium361422.389
6612Boston Red Sox1305971.45426.0580652-7219-4540-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park321715.531
7713Minnesota Twins1245470.43528.0565626-6126-4328-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium361620.444
8815Washington Senators II1225072.41031.0504584-8022-4128-31L5T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium391128.282
9916Kansas City Athletics1254580.36037.5517687-17022-4723-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP Pat FridayMunicipal Stadium361620.444
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Cincinnati Reds1257550.600--5775354240-2535-25L4T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field291811.621
224Los Angeles Dodgers1186949.5852.55625224034-2135-28L9T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum362016.556
336San Francisco Giants1206852.5674.560849811033-2335-29W6T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park341717.500
447Milwaukee Braves1196455.5388.05635184532-2832-27L3T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium351916.543
558St. Louis Cardinals1216259.51211.0541533826-3635-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park331815.545
6611Pittsburgh Pirates1175859.49613.05415172428-3030-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field371720.459
7714Chicago Cubs1205169.42521.5552632-8018-4232-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field341321.382
8817Philadelphia Phillies1203387.27539.5441630-18919-4513-43W2T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium341420.412