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Thursday August 31,1961This date in baseball
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Games on 1961-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox2Detroit Tigers8BoxPaul FoytackFrank Baumann(none)
New York Yankees4Minnesota Twins5BoxJack KralickRollie Sheldon(none)
Cleveland Indians3Washington Senators II2BoxMudcat GrantBennie DanielsBob Allen
San Francisco Giants1Chicago Cubs6BoxJack CurtisJuan Marichal(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers1Milwaukee Braves2BoxBob HendleyDon Drysdale(none)
St. Louis Cardinals2Philadelphia Phillies1BoxBob GibsonArt Mahaffey(none)

Standings as of 1961-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1338746.654--68652316338-3149-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I29227.759
222Detroit Tigers1348747.6490.570954216742-1944-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium281414.500
334Baltimore Orioles1367957.5819.560750710043-2935-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium261610.615
449Chicago White Sox1337063.52617.06215913024-4046-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP Ed ShortComiskey Park291613.552
5510Cleveland Indians1336766.50420.0611614-330-3037-36W3T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium281117.393
6612Boston Red Sox1376473.46725.0623685-6223-4741-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park251213.480
7713Minnesota Twins1315774.43529.0582649-6727-4330-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium291316.448
8815Washington Senators II1305080.38535.5522637-11522-4228-38L13T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium311120.355
9916Kansas City Athletics1344886.35839.5563735-17224-4724-39W2T S R Log Off Def SP Pat FridayMunicipal Stadium271314.481
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Cincinnati Reds1327953.598--6115684341-2638-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field22148.636
225Los Angeles Dodgers1267353.5793.05965593738-2535-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum281612.571
336Milwaukee Braves1287058.5477.06105555536-3034-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium261313.500
447San Francisco Giants1276958.5437.56305418934-2935-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park271611.593
558St. Louis Cardinals1296861.5279.55855553028-3839-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park251213.480
6611Pittsburgh Pirates1256164.48814.55655481728-3033-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field291415.483
7714Chicago Cubs1295574.42622.5586667-8121-4533-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field25916.360
8817Philadelphia Phillies1303892.29240.0488678-19019-4518-48L1T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium24915.375