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Sunday August 23,1981This 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 1981-08-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians6California Angels3BoxJohn DennyDave FrostMike Stanton
Texas Rangers4Detroit Tigers5BoxDave RozemaJim Kern(none)
Minnesota Twins5Milwaukee Brewers8BoxJerry AugustineFernando ArroyoRollie Fingers
Kansas City Royals0New York Yankees8BoxRon GuidryRich Gale(none)
Baltimore Orioles7Oakland Athletics4BoxSammy StewartMike Norris(none)
Boston Red Sox7Seattle Mariners5BoxTom BurgmeierBryan ClarkBill Campbell
Chicago White Sox13Toronto Blue Jays2BoxSteve TroutLuis Leal(none)
Montreal Expos1Atlanta Braves2BoxRick MahlerSteve RogersRick Camp
San Francisco Giants5Chicago Cubs6BoxDoug CapillaGary Lavelle(none)
New York Mets3Cincinnati Reds2BoxNeil AllenTom Hume(none)
Houston Astros0Philadelphia Phillies6BoxSteve CarltonBob Knepper(none)
San Diego Padres2Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxRod ScurryChris WelshEnrique Romo
Los Angeles Dodgers7St. Louis Cardinals11BoxBob ShirleyBob WelchBruce Sutter

Standings as of 1981-08-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Detroit Tigers704129.586--2792542516-1425-15W9T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium391920.487
248New York Yankees694029.5800.52682313716-1824-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I381919.500
3510Baltimore Orioles673829.5671.52732631017-1921-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium382117.553
4711Milwaukee Brewers714031.5631.53182892923-1817-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium382216.579
5813Boston Red Sox693732.5363.5314306823-1814-14W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park392217.564
61018Cleveland Indians653134.4777.5247258-1119-1412-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium382117.553
71325Toronto Blue Jays712348.32418.5234334-10013-2210-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium351421.400
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Oakland Athletics724428.611--2982435516-1428-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum372017.541
225Chicago White Sox663927.5912.03162447221-1918-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park401525.375
369Texas Rangers673829.5673.53042545014-1724-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium381919.500
4916California Angels723636.5008.03262963018-1518-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium381523.395
51120Kansas City Royals642638.40614.0234283-4917-209-18L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium392415.615
61221Seattle Mariners722844.38916.0284342-5813-1615-28L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome371621.432
71426Minnesota Twins712249.31021.5226324-989-2412-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium381919.500
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134St. Louis Cardinals623725.597--2862414514-1123-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II402218.550
247Philadelphia Phillies673928.5820.52942811314-1825-10W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium402020.500
3512Montreal Expos673631.5373.52672551214-2222-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium412417.585
4614Pittsburgh Pirates633231.5085.52602322816-1415-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium391425.359
51022New York Mets652540.38513.5226283-5713-2212-18W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium381622.421
61224Chicago Cubs672245.32817.5226309-832-2119-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field361620.444
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers704327.614--2942227222-1621-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium402020.500
223Cincinnati Reds684127.6031.03022792319-1222-15L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium402515.625
3715Atlanta Braves693534.5077.5260279-1919-1615-19W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium371522.405
4817Houston Astros703535.5008.02452331219-2016-15L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome402614.650
5919San Francisco Giants723438.47210.0273268520-2214-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonTom HallerCandlestick Park392217.564
61123San Diego Padres702644.37117.0234285-5114-2512-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium401525.375


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Ron Jackson1B-3B28.106Traded by Twins to Tigers for Tim Corcoran.