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Tuesday August 18,1981This 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 1981-08-18

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles6California Angels5BoxScott McGregorDave FrostSammy Stewart
Minnesota Twins0Detroit Tigers3BoxMilt WilcoxRoger EricksonKevin Saucier
Toronto Blue Jays5Kansas City Royals3BoxLuis LealMike JonesRoy Lee Jackson
Chicago White Sox0New York Yankees4BoxRon GuidrySteve TroutGeorge Frazier
Boston Red Sox2Oakland Athletics3BoxBob OwchinkoBill Campbell(none)
Cleveland Indians5Seattle Mariners2BoxBert BlylevenBryan ClarkDan Spillner
Milwaukee Brewers3Texas Rangers1BoxMoose HaasJon MatlackRollie Fingers
Milwaukee Brewers6Texas Rangers8BoxSteve ComerPete VuckovichJim Kern
New York Mets4Atlanta Braves0BoxEd LynchRick MahlerNeil Allen
Los Angeles Dodgers5Chicago Cubs0BoxBurt HootonMike Griffin(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1Cincinnati Reds3BoxTom SeaverSteve CarltonTom Hume
Montreal Expos2Houston Astros4BoxBob KnepperSteve RogersJoe Sambito
San Francisco Giants4Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxEd WhitsonLuis TiantGreg Minton
San Diego Padres4St. Louis Cardinals3BoxChris WelshSilvio MartinezJohn Urrea

Standings as of 1981-08-18

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136New York Yankees653827.585--2502212916-1822-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I422121.500
248Baltimore Orioles623626.5810.52572431415-1621-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium432320.535
3610Milwaukee Brewers673829.5671.02992702923-1715-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium422418.571
4711Detroit Tigers663729.5611.52612461516-1421-15W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium432320.535
5813Boston Red Sox643331.5164.5287286119-1714-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park442618.591
6916Cleveland Indians602931.4836.5228231-317-1112-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium432320.535
71326Toronto Blue Jays672146.31318.0218305-8712-229-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium391623.410
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics674225.627--2822245816-1426-11W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum422220.524
225Texas Rangers633726.5873.02922395314-1423-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium422022.476
357Chicago White Sox623626.5813.52852325318-1818-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park441826.409
41018California Angels673235.47810.02962811518-1514-20L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium431924.442
51120Kansas City Royals602535.41713.5226261-3516-189-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium432518.581
61221Seattle Mariners672740.40315.0263314-5113-1614-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome421725.405
71425Minnesota Twins672146.31321.0211302-918-2112-26L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium422022.476
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134St. Louis Cardinals583523.603--2662214514-1121-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II442420.545
249Philadelphia Phillies633627.5711.5272267514-1722-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium442321.523
3512Montreal Expos623428.5483.02552302512-1922-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium462620.565
4817Pittsburgh Pirates582830.4837.02352161916-1411-17L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium441826.409
51123New York Mets602337.38313.0210264-5411-1912-18W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium431825.419
61224Chicago Cubs632043.31717.5212295-832-2117-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field401822.450
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers664125.621--2772057220-1421-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium442222.500
223Cincinnati Reds643925.6091.02882662219-1220-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium442717.614
3614Houston Astros663432.5157.02282131519-1715-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome442717.614
4715Atlanta Braves633132.4928.5233262-2919-1611-17L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium431924.442
5919San Francisco Giants683236.47110.0259251818-2014-16W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonTom HallerCandlestick Park432419.558
61022San Diego Padres652540.38515.5215260-4513-2112-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium451629.356

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Larry CoxC33.342Released by Rangers.