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Monday August 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 1981-08-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins2Detroit Tigers12BoxDan PetryJerry KoosmanDave Rozema
Toronto Blue Jays3Kansas City Royals5BoxRich GaleJim ClancyDan Quisenberry
Chicago White Sox4New York Yankees1BoxBritt BurnsRick ReuschelKevin Hickey
Los Angeles Dodgers1Chicago Cubs3BoxDoug BirdBob Welch(none)
Montreal Expos6Houston Astros2BoxRay BurrisVern RuhleWoodie Fryman
San Francisco Giants5Pittsburgh Pirates1BoxGreg MintonRod Scurry(none)
San Diego Padres1St. Louis Cardinals2BoxJim KaatGary Lucas(none)

Standings as of 1981-08-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148New York Yankees643727.578--2462212516-1821-9L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I432221.512
259Baltimore Orioles613526.5740.52512381314-1621-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium442420.545
3610Milwaukee Brewers653728.5690.52902612922-1615-12W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium442519.568
4712Detroit Tigers653629.5541.52582461216-1420-15W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium442420.545
5813Boston Red Sox633330.5243.5285283219-1614-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park452619.578
61018Cleveland Indians592831.4756.5223229-616-1112-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium442420.545
71426Toronto Blue Jays662046.30318.0213302-8911-229-24L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium401723.425
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics664125.621--2792225716-1425-11W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum432320.535
226Chicago White Sox613625.5902.52852285718-1718-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park451827.400
335Texas Rangers613625.5902.52832305314-1422-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium442123.477
4917California Angels663234.4859.02912751618-1514-19L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium441925.432
51120Kansas City Royals592534.42412.5223256-3316-189-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium442519.568
61221Seattle Mariners662739.40914.0261309-4813-1614-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome431726.395
71325Minnesota Twins662145.31820.0211299-888-2012-26L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium432023.465
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123St. Louis Cardinals573522.614--2632174614-1121-11W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II452421.533
247Philadelphia Phillies623626.5811.5271264714-1622-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium452322.511
3511Montreal Expos613427.5573.02532262712-1822-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium472621.553
4816Pittsburgh Pirates572829.4917.02332122116-1411-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium451827.400
51123New York Mets592237.37314.0206264-5810-1912-18W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium441925.432
61224Chicago Cubs622042.32317.5212290-782-2117-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field411823.439
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers654025.615--2722056719-1421-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium452322.511
234Cincinnati Reds633825.6031.02852652019-1219-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium452817.622
3614Houston Astros653332.5087.02242111319-1714-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome452817.622
4715Atlanta Braves623131.5007.5233258-2519-1611-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium441925.432
5919San Francisco Giants673136.46310.0255249617-2014-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonTom HallerCandlestick Park442519.568
61022San Diego Padres642440.37515.5211257-4612-2112-19L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium461729.370