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Saturday August 15,1981This date in baseball
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1981 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
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Games on 1981-08-15

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox0Baltimore Orioles4BoxDennis MartinezLaMarr Hoyt(none)
Kansas City Royals5Cleveland Indians3BoxDennis LeonardJohn DennyDan Quisenberry
New York Yankees5Detroit Tigers8BoxDan SchatzederDave LaRocheKevin Saucier
Seattle Mariners6Minnesota Twins0BoxGlenn AbbottBrad HavensBryan Clark
California Angels7Oakland Athletics8BoxTom UnderwoodMike Witt(none)
Boston Red Sox5Texas Rangers3BoxBob StanleyJim Kern(none)
Milwaukee Brewers3Toronto Blue Jays4BoxMark BombackReggie ClevelandJoey McLaughlin
Pittsburgh Pirates3Chicago Cubs4BoxRandy MartzRod Scurry(none)
San Francisco Giants5Cincinnati Reds2BoxDoyle AlexanderFrank PastoreGreg Minton
Atlanta Braves6Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxSteve BedrosianJerry ReussAl Hrabosky
Philadelphia Phillies1New York Mets3BoxPete FalconeNino EspinosaNeil Allen
Houston Astros5San Diego Padres0BoxDon SuttonJuan Eichelberger(none)

Standings as of 1981-08-15

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124New York Yankees623725.597--2412122916-1721-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I452223.489
238Baltimore Orioles603525.5831.02442301414-1621-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium452421.533
3610Milwaukee Brewers633528.5562.52822592320-1615-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium462719.587
4712Detroit Tigers633429.5403.5241240116-1418-15W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium462620.565
5813Boston Red Sox623329.5324.0285280519-1514-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park462620.565
61018Cleveland Indians572730.4747.5213217-416-1111-19L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium462521.543
71425Toronto Blue Jays632043.31717.5208289-8111-219-22W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium431726.395
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Oakland Athletics654025.615--2722165616-1424-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum442420.545
247Texas Rangers603525.5832.52802305014-1421-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium452223.489
359Chicago White Sox593425.5763.02732205316-1718-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park472027.426
4917California Angels653233.4928.02852681718-1414-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium451926.422
51120Kansas City Royals562333.41112.5206243-3715-178-16W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium472720.574
61221Seattle Mariners652639.40014.0254305-5112-1614-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome441826.409
71324Minnesota Twins642143.32818.5205280-758-1912-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium452025.444
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123St. Louis Cardinals563422.607--2612164514-1120-11W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II462521.543
246Philadelphia Phillies613625.5900.52692591014-1522-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium462323.500
3511Montreal Expos603327.5503.02472242311-1822-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium482721.563
4816Pittsburgh Pirates542727.5006.02241982615-1311-15L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium481929.396
51123New York Mets582137.36214.0201262-6110-1911-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium452025.444
61226Chicago Cubs591841.30517.5200281-812-2115-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field442024.455
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers633924.619--2651976819-1320-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium472423.511
235Cincinnati Reds623725.5971.52832641919-1218-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium462917.630
3614Atlanta Braves613130.5087.0228252-2419-1511-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium451926.422
4715Houston Astros633231.5087.02192051418-1714-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome472918.617
5919San Francisco Giants653035.46210.0249246316-1914-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonTom HallerCandlestick Park462620.565
61022San Diego Padres622438.38714.5210252-4212-2012-18L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium481731.354

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Lynn McGlothenP31.141Traded by Cubs to White Sox for Bob Molinaro.