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Saturday May 16,1981This 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 1981-05-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals7Boston Red Sox6BoxLarry GuraDennis EckersleyDan Quisenberry
Texas Rangers1Chicago White Sox9BoxBritt BurnsDanny Darwin(none)
Toronto Blue Jays4Cleveland Indians1BoxJackson ToddWayne Garland(none)
California Angels5Detroit Tigers7BoxDave TobikDoug RauKevin Saucier
Oakland Athletics5Milwaukee Brewers6BoxReggie ClevelandBob OwchinkoRollie Fingers
Baltimore Orioles7Minnesota Twins0BoxDave FordJerry Koosman(none)
Seattle Mariners5New York Yankees7BoxDoug BirdJerry GleatonRich Gossage
St. Louis Cardinals6Atlanta Braves2BoxSilvio MartinezTommy BoggsBruce Sutter
Chicago Cubs1Houston Astros6BoxNolan RyanRandy MartzJoe Sambito
New York Mets0Los Angeles Dodgers9BoxBurt HootonDave Roberts(none)
Cincinnati Reds4Pittsburgh Pirates0BoxMike LaCossRod Scurry(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1San Diego Padres2BoxJohn LittlefieldTug McGraw(none)
Montreal Expos5San Francisco Giants0BoxCharlie LeaTom Griffin(none)

Standings as of 1981-05-16

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Cleveland Indians25169.640--88771111-45-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium783642.462
235Baltimore Orioles291811.621--130104268-710-4W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium764135.539
347New York Yankees321913.5940.51261032310-99-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I754035.533
5813Milwaukee Brewers311615.5163.0136127911-75-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium784632.590
4714Boston Red Sox311615.5163.0142162-2011-75-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park774334.558
61016Detroit Tigers321616.5003.5108121-1310-96-7W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium774433.571
71222Toronto Blue Jays331122.3339.0109142-337-84-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium732647.356
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Oakland Athletics362511.694--1631075612-413-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum733934.534
258Texas Rangers311813.5814.5153118356-712-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium743935.527
3612Chicago White Sox301614.5336.0132116166-910-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park763838.500
4915California Angels361818.5007.01561451110-68-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium743341.446
51121Minnesota Twins331221.36411.5119145-266-85-14L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium762947.382
61323Kansas City Royals26818.30812.076119-435-83-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium774235.545
71424Seattle Mariners331023.30313.5121173-523-107-13L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome763442.447
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123St. Louis Cardinals281810.643--137108298-510-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II744133.554
236Philadelphia Phillies332013.6060.5146131156-814-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium743935.527
3510Montreal Expos321814.5632.0132138-65-813-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium764234.553
4919Pittsburgh Pirates281315.4645.0106103310-82-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium743341.446
51125New York Mets30822.26711.093143-502-106-12L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium733340.452
61226Chicago Cubs31625.19413.579141-621-154-11L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field723240.444
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers34259.735--137855213-612-3W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium763838.500
249Cincinnati Reds331914.5765.5144126189-610-8W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium754728.627
3611Atlanta Braves341915.5596.01401241611-67-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium723141.431
4717San Francisco Giants371819.4868.5129129011-97-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonSpec RichardsonCandlestick Park743836.514
5818Houston Astros351718.4868.5111971410-77-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome754431.587
61020San Diego Padres351421.40011.5120149-297-147-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium752748.360