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Monday August 31,1970This 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 1970-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers2Boston Red Sox4BoxRay CulpMickey LolichSparky Lyle
Baltimore Orioles10New York Yankees2BoxMike CuellarStan Bahnsen(none)
Cleveland Indians4Washington Senators II5BoxCasey CoxSteve DunningDarold Knowles
New York Mets11St. Louis Cardinals5BoxJerry KoosmanNelson BrilesRon Taylor

Standings as of 1970-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1970 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1338647.647--65448816641-2645-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium29227.759
246New York Yankees1347460.55212.55725304234-3640-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I28199.679
369Detroit Tigers1326963.52316.5571572-131-3338-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium301020.333
4711Boston Red Sox1316863.51917.06266012525-4043-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park311912.613
5816Cleveland Indians1336469.48122.0545568-2328-3836-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Alvin DarkCleveland Municipal Stadium291217.414
6917Washington Senators II1326369.47722.5535548-1327-3936-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ShortRFK Memorial Stadium30723.233
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1970 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Minnesota Twins1307654.585--59749710036-3040-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium322210.688
234California Angels1327458.5613.05405152539-2835-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WalshAnaheim Stadium301218.400
357Oakland Athletics1327062.5307.05544886632-3438-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum301911.633
41021Kansas City Royals1325181.38626.0496598-10224-4027-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium301416.467
51122Milwaukee Brewers1345183.38127.0511641-13020-4730-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Marvin MilkesCounty Stadium281414.500
61224Chicago White Sox1354986.36329.5534689-15523-4426-42L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed ShortComiskey Park27720.259
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1970 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138Pittsburgh Pirates1337063.526--6025614130-3640-27L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium,Forbes Field291910.655
2512Chicago Cubs1336964.5191.067457110329-3640-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field291514.517
3613New York Mets1326864.5151.55795245533-3435-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium301515.500
4815St. Louis Cardinals1336469.4816.06296181135-3229-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II291217.414
51019Philadelphia Phillies1326171.4628.5486595-10928-3834-32W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium291217.414
61120Montreal Expos1325874.43911.5570673-10327-4030-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park301515.500
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1970 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Cincinnati Reds1358649.637--6505648639-2947-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium,Crosley Field271611.593
225Los Angeles Dodgers1307258.55411.56155259041-2331-35L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium311516.484
3410San Francisco Giants1326963.52315.5695716-2131-3438-29W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park301713.567
4714Atlanta Braves1326567.49219.5619631-1229-3836-29L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium301119.367
5918Houston Astros1326270.47022.5598637-3928-3834-32W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome301713.567
61223San Diego Padres1325082.37934.5562664-10225-4125-41L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium301317.433


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
George BrunetP35.084Traded by Senators to Pirates for Denny Riddleberger and Cash. 
Tony GonzalezOF34.003Purchased by Angels from Braves. 
Denny RiddlebergerP24.282Traded by Pirates with Cash to Senators for George Brunet.