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Sunday May 17,1981This 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 1981-05-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals5Boston Red Sox4BoxDennis LeonardTom BurgmeierDan Quisenberry
Texas Rangers0Chicago White Sox9BoxRoss BaumgartenRick Honeycutt(none)
Toronto Blue Jays0Cleveland Indians1BoxRick WaitsDave StiebSid Monge
Toronto Blue Jays1Cleveland Indians2BoxBert BlylevenRoy Lee Jackson(none)
California Angels7Detroit Tigers1BoxKen ForschMilt Wilcox(none)
Oakland Athletics2Milwaukee Brewers6BoxMoose HaasRick Langford(none)
Baltimore Orioles6Minnesota Twins3BoxJim PalmerRoger EricksonTim Stoddard
Seattle Mariners1New York Yankees0BoxFloyd BannisterRon DavisShane Rawley
St. Louis Cardinals4Atlanta Braves3BoxBob ForschGaylord PerryBruce Sutter
Chicago Cubs1Houston Astros6BoxBob KnepperMike Krukow(none)
New York Mets1Los Angeles Dodgers6BoxJerry ReussPat Zachry(none)
Cincinnati Reds4Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxMario SotoEddie Solomon(none)
Philadelphia Phillies6San Diego Padres3BoxNino EspinosaJuan Eichelberger(none)
Montreal Expos4San Francisco Giants5BoxAl HollandBill Lee(none)

Standings as of 1981-05-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Cleveland Indians27189.667--91781311-47-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium763442.447
235Baltimore Orioles301911.6330.5136107299-710-4W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium754035.533
348New York Yankees331914.5762.01261042210-99-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I744034.541
4713Milwaukee Brewers321715.5313.51421291311-76-8W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium774532.584
5915Boston Red Sox321616.5004.5146167-2111-75-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park764333.566
61018Detroit Tigers331617.4855.0109128-1910-96-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium764432.579
71424Toronto Blue Jays351124.31411.0110145-357-104-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium712645.366
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Oakland Athletics372512.676--1651135212-513-7L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum723933.542
259Texas Rangers321814.5634.5153127266-812-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium733934.534
3610Chicago White Sox311714.5485.0141116256-911-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park753738.493
4814California Angels371918.5146.01631461711-68-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium733241.438
51121Minnesota Twins341222.35311.5122151-296-85-15L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium752946.387
61222Kansas City Royals27918.33311.081123-426-83-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium764135.539
71323Seattle Mariners341123.32412.5122173-514-107-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome753342.440
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124St. Louis Cardinals291910.655--141111309-510-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II734033.548
236Philadelphia Phillies342113.6180.5152134187-814-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium733835.521
3511Montreal Expos331815.5453.0136143-75-913-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium754233.560
4919Pittsburgh Pirates291316.4486.0109107210-82-9L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium733340.452
51125New York Mets31823.25812.094149-552-116-12L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium723339.458
61226Chicago Cubs32626.18814.580147-671-164-11L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field713239.451
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers35269.743--143865713-613-3W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium753738.493
247Cincinnati Reds342014.5885.51481291910-610-8W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium744628.622
3612Atlanta Braves351916.5437.01431281511-67-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium713140.437
5816San Francisco Giants381919.5008.5134133111-98-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonSpec RichardsonCandlestick Park733736.507
4717Houston Astros361818.5008.5117981910-78-11W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome744331.581
61020San Diego Padres361422.38912.5123155-327-147-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium742747.365


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Orestes Destrade1B19.009Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Mike LumOF-1B35.202Signed as Free Agent by Cubs. 
Phil OuelletteC19.188Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants.