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Sunday August 31,1980This 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 1980-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
California Angels0Baltimore Orioles5BoxScott McGregorChris Knapp(none)
Oakland Athletics1Boston Red Sox5BoxJohn TudorMike NorrisBob Stanley
Chicago White Sox10Cleveland Indians8BoxLaMarr HoytVictor CruzEd Farmer
Chicago White Sox8Cleveland Indians7BoxSteve TroutRoss GrimsleyEd Farmer
Milwaukee Brewers11Detroit Tigers6BoxReggie ClevelandDan Schatzeder(none)
Texas Rangers3Kansas City Royals4BoxDan QuisenberrySparky Lyle(none)
Seattle Mariners1New York Yankees0BoxShane RawleyRon Guidry(none)
Minnesota Twins1Toronto Blue Jays7BoxJim ClancyJerry Koosman(none)
Houston Astros7Chicago Cubs8BoxDick TidrowFrank LaCorte(none)
Montreal Expos0Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxJerry ReussSteve Rogers(none)
Montreal Expos2Los Angeles Dodgers7BoxDon SuttonDavid Palmer(none)
Cincinnati Reds5Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxMike LaCossBert BlylevenMario Soto
Philadelphia Phillies3San Diego Padres10BoxGary LucasBob WalkRollie Fingers
New York Mets4San Francisco Giants11BoxGary LavellePete FalconeAl Holland
New York Mets4San Francisco Giants9BoxJohn MontefuscoDyar MillerGreg Minton
Atlanta Braves6St. Louis Cardinals2BoxPhil NiekroJim Otten(none)

Standings as of 1980-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122New York Yankees1297851.605--64853611242-2736-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I33258.758
233Baltimore Orioles1287652.5941.560749711039-2737-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium342410.706
346Boston Red Sox1267056.5566.5601599240-2730-29W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park341321.382
4511Detroit Tigers1296861.52710.06576005734-3333-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium331617.485
5612Cleveland Indians1296762.51911.0603630-2730-3537-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium311219.387
6713Milwaukee Brewers1336964.51911.067656411236-3033-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium291712.586
71222Toronto Blue Jays1295475.41924.0494597-10325-4029-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium331320.394
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Kansas City Royals1318546.649--67354512844-2141-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium311219.387
2816Oakland Athletics1316566.49620.05325102227-3538-31L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum311813.581
3917Texas Rangers1326468.48521.56356072832-3532-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium291217.414
41020Chicago White Sox1295772.44227.0462574-11225-3530-39W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park311318.419
51121Minnesota Twins1325775.43228.5540617-7724-4233-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium29209.690
61325California Angels1285177.39832.5563656-9328-3223-45L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium321418.438
71426Seattle Mariners1304783.36237.5481640-15918-4529-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome321220.375
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Pittsburgh Pirates1317061.534--5465093732-3338-28L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium311318.419
259Philadelphia Phillies1286860.5310.55905306030-3238-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium342311.676
3610Montreal Expos1306961.5310.55505361427-3542-26L5T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium322111.656
4918New York Mets1305971.45410.5502559-5727-3532-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium32824.250
51019St. Louis Cardinals1285771.44511.55915603124-3833-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II341717.500
61224Chicago Cubs1285177.39817.5484557-7324-4327-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field341321.382
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Houston Astros1307456.569--4954643131-3543-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome331914.576
225Los Angeles Dodgers1307357.5621.05414677431-3742-20W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium331914.576
337Cincinnati Reds1317259.5502.55765591732-2939-31W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium311714.548
4714San Francisco Giants1306664.5088.0486493-728-4138-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park31922.290
5815Atlanta Braves1306565.5009.0524561-3725-4040-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium311615.516
61123San Diego Padres1325577.41720.0453543-9023-4732-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium301812.600


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Willie Montanez1B-OF32.152Traded by Padres to Expos for Tony Phillips and Cash. 
Tony Phillips2B-LF21.128Traded by Expos with Cash to Padres for Willie Montanez.