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Thursday August 24,1961This date in baseball
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Games on 1961-08-24

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Washington Senators II4Boston Red Sox5BoxMike FornielesPete Burnside(none)
Minnesota Twins3Chicago White Sox0BoxJim KaatRay Herbert(none)
Detroit Tigers6Cleveland Indians0BoxFrank LaryJim Perry(none)
Baltimore Orioles3Kansas City Athletics5BoxBill KunkelDick Hall(none)
San Francisco Giants5Cincinnati Reds8BoxJim O'TooleJack SanfordJim Maloney
Chicago Cubs4Philadelphia Phillies7BoxJim OwensJack CurtisDon Ferrarese
Milwaukee Braves6Pittsburgh Pirates1BoxWarren SpahnBob Friend(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers1St. Louis Cardinals10BoxLindy McDanielStan Williams(none)

Standings as of 1961-08-24

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1278344.654--66250715534-2949-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I35269.743
222Detroit Tigers1278245.6461.066452114338-1943-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium351916.543
335Baltimore Orioles1297455.57410.05634847938-2735-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium332112.636
4410Chicago White Sox1266462.50818.55765601622-3942-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park362214.611
559Cleveland Indians1266462.50818.5577576127-2637-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium351421.400
6612Boston Red Sox1316071.45825.0585656-7119-4541-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park311615.516
7713Minnesota Twins1255570.44027.0568626-5827-4328-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium351520.429
8815Washington Senators II1235073.40731.0508589-8122-4228-31L6T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium381127.289
9916Kansas City Athletics1264680.36536.5522690-16822-4724-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP Pat FridayMunicipal Stadium351520.429
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Cincinnati Reds1267650.603--5855404540-2536-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field281711.607
224Los Angeles Dodgers1196950.5803.55635323134-2235-28L10T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum352015.571
336San Francisco Giants1216853.5625.561350610733-2435-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park331716.515
447Milwaukee Braves1206555.5428.05695195033-2832-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium341816.529
558St. Louis Cardinals1226359.51611.05515341726-3636-24W4T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park321715.531
6611Pittsburgh Pirates1185860.49214.05425231928-3030-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field361719.472
7714Chicago Cubs1215170.42122.5556639-8318-4332-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field331320.394
8817Philadelphia Phillies1213487.28139.5448634-18619-4514-43W3T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium331320.394