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Friday May 8,1981This date in baseball
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Alfredo Simon celebrated a birthday on this date.
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 1981-05-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers6California Angels1BoxJack MorrisSteve Renko(none)
Kansas City Royals5Chicago White Sox9BoxDennis LampPaul SplittorffLaMarr Hoyt
Cleveland Indians7Minnesota Twins8BoxJack O'ConnorSid Monge(none)
Milwaukee Brewers0Oakland Athletics2BoxSteve McCattyMike Caldwell(none)
New York Yankees2Seattle Mariners3BoxBryan ClarkRudy May(none)
Boston Red Sox4Toronto Blue Jays2BoxMike TorrezMark BombackTom Burgmeier
Chicago Cubs3Atlanta Braves4BoxRick MahlerDick Tidrow(none)
Houston Astros0Cincinnati Reds4BoxTom SeaverDon Sutton(none)
San Francisco Giants4Montreal Expos3BoxAllen RipleyBill GullicksonAl Holland
Los Angeles Dodgers1New York Mets0BoxFernando ValenzuelaMike Scott(none)
San Diego Padres7Philadelphia Phillies11BoxSparky LyleGary Lucas(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates4St. Louis Cardinals5BoxBob ShirleyJim BibbyJim Kaat

Standings as of 1981-05-08

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126Cleveland Indians18117.611--666067-34-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium854144.482
248New York Yankees261511.577--9279139-86-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I814437.543
359Baltimore Orioles21129.5710.5848312-510-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium844737.560
4711Milwaukee Brewers241311.5421.0105921310-63-5L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium854936.576
5815Detroit Tigers261214.4623.08594-910-72-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium834835.578
61019Boston Red Sox231013.4353.589125-366-64-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park854936.576
71221Toronto Blue Jays25916.3605.58696-106-73-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium812853.346
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics29236.793--136637311-012-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum804139.513
237Texas Rangers23149.6096.012488363-511-4W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium824339.524
3612Chicago White Sox241311.5427.510810266-97-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park824141.500
4917California Angels291316.44810.0112125-137-46-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium813843.469
51120Minnesota Twins261115.42310.5100105-56-84-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium833053.361
61323Seattle Mariners28919.32113.5106149-433-76-12W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome813546.432
71425Kansas City Royals20614.30012.56092-324-62-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium834439.530
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
223St. Louis Cardinals21147.6670.510376275-39-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II814536.556
134Montreal Expos24168.667--11010554-412-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium844440.524
345Philadelphia Phillies26179.654--125104214-513-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium814239.519
4613Pittsburgh Pirates211110.5243.58870188-52-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium813546.432
51124New York Mets23716.3048.572101-292-55-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium803446.425
61226Chicago Cubs24519.20811.061106-450-94-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field793346.418
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers27198.704--97623512-57-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium834439.530
2510Atlanta Braves271512.5564.0109941511-64-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium793544.443
3714Cincinnati Reds251312.5205.010610337-66-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium835330.639
4816San Francisco Giants291316.4487.0102110-89-84-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonSpec RichardsonCandlestick Park824339.524
5918Houston Astros271215.4447.0727208-64-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome834934.590
61022San Diego Padres28919.32110.585127-426-133-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium823250.390

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