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Tuesday August 31,1971This 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 1971-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles3Boston Red Sox4BoxLuis TiantJim Palmer(none)
Oakland Athletics4California Angels1BoxBlue Moon OdomTom MurphyDarold Knowles
Cleveland Indians1Detroit Tigers6BoxJoe ColemanEd Farmer(none)
Cleveland Indians6Detroit Tigers3BoxVince ColbertJoe NiekroSam McDowell
Kansas City Royals6Milwaukee Brewers4BoxTom BurgmeierSkip LockwoodTed Abernathy
Chicago White Sox3Minnesota Twins4BoxBob GebhardBart Johnson(none)
Washington Senators II6New York Yankees5BoxPaul LindbladLindy McDaniel(none)
Montreal Expos6Chicago Cubs7BoxPhil ReganHowie Reed(none)
Montreal Expos11Chicago Cubs2BoxJohn StrohmayerKen HoltzmanMike Marshall
San Diego Padres1Cincinnati Reds2BoxWayne GrangerAl Severinsen(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers6Houston Astros1BoxDoyle AlexanderRon Cook(none)
Philadelphia Phillies5Pittsburgh Pirates7BoxBruce KisonJoe HoernerBob Miller
Atlanta Braves0San Francisco Giants9BoxGaylord PerryGeorge Stone(none)
New York Mets1St. Louis Cardinals2BoxJerry ReussDanny Frisella(none)

Standings as of 1971-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Baltimore Orioles1298148.628--59244914337-2844-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium29209.690
236Detroit Tigers1347262.53711.55815503129-3943-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium28199.679
3510Boston Red Sox1347064.52213.5563559431-3539-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park281513.536
4614New York Yankees1346668.49317.55355241131-3835-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I281612.571
51121Washington Senators II1335677.42127.0458546-8826-4130-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ShortRFK Memorial Stadium26719.269
61223Cleveland Indians1355481.40030.0466595-12928-3826-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium27621.222
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics1348747.649--59746213548-2039-27W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum271413.519
247Kansas City Royals1327062.53016.05044644033-3337-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium291514.517
3716Chicago White Sox1336370.47423.5506509-332-3631-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park291613.552
4817California Angels1356372.46724.5433484-5133-3430-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WalshAnaheim Stadium271314.481
5918Minnesota Twins1316071.45825.5543577-3428-3832-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium291415.483
61020Milwaukee Brewers1325676.42430.0444503-5927-3529-41L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium291316.448
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Pittsburgh Pirates1378156.591--67752715038-3143-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium25169.640
235St. Louis Cardinals1377760.5624.06145922237-3039-31W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II251312.520
348Chicago Cubs1347163.5308.55355221332-3439-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field281216.429
4611New York Mets1326666.50012.54864483830-3636-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium301713.567
51019Philadelphia Phillies1345777.42522.5461570-10927-4130-36L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnVeterans Stadium281018.357
61122Montreal Expos1315576.42023.0490588-9829-3926-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park301614.533
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124San Francisco Giants1357956.585--5975435433-3346-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park271116.407
259Los Angeles Dodgers1357164.5268.05494925738-3133-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium27189.667
3712Atlanta Braves1326666.50011.5537586-4930-3536-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium301614.533
4813Cincinnati Reds1376869.49612.04974861127-4141-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium251114.440
5915Houston Astros1316368.48114.04774661129-3334-35L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome311615.516
61224San Diego Padres1314982.37428.0400500-10021-4828-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium301218.400


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Frank FernandezC28.137Traded by Athletics to Cubs for Adrian Garrett. 
Adrian GarrettC-OF28.240Traded by Cubs to Athletics for Frank Fernandez. 
John HillerP28.145Released by Tigers.