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Wednesday September 2,1981This 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 1981-09-02

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Seattle Mariners2Baltimore Orioles3BoxTim StoddardShane Rawley(none)
California Angels1Boston Red Sox3BoxBob OjedaMike WittMark Clear
Detroit Tigers5Chicago White Sox4BoxKevin SaucierJerry KoosmanDave Rozema
Oakland Athletics0Cleveland Indians2BoxJohn DennyMike Norris(none)
Oakland Athletics4Cleveland Indians10BoxDan SpillnerMatt Keough(none)
Milwaukee Brewers4Kansas City Royals5BoxDan QuisenberryRollie Fingers(none)
New York Yankees3Minnesota Twins4BoxDon CooperRich Gossage(none)
Toronto Blue Jays1Texas Rangers4BoxRick HoneycuttLuis Leal(none)
Philadelphia Phillies2Atlanta Braves3BoxGene GarberWarren Brusstar(none)
Montreal Expos0Cincinnati Reds7BoxTom SeaverStan Bahnsen(none)
New York Mets0Houston Astros8BoxBob KnepperMike Scott(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2Los Angeles Dodgers6BoxBob WelchBob LongAlejandro Pena
Chicago Cubs4San Diego Padres5BoxGary LucasDick Tidrow(none)
St. Louis Cardinals5San Francisco Giants2BoxLary SorensenEd WhitsonBruce Sutter

Standings as of 1981-09-02

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114New York Yankees794633.582--3182566221-2025-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I281315.464
236Baltimore Orioles764432.5790.5311303819-1925-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium291514.517
347Detroit Tigers804634.5750.53062911520-1726-17W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium291415.483
4610Milwaukee Brewers804436.5502.53523252724-2020-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium291811.621
5813Boston Red Sox784236.5383.53643481623-2019-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park301713.567
6915Cleveland Indians743836.5145.5305299620-1518-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium291415.483
71426Toronto Blue Jays792653.32920.0257366-10915-2311-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium271116.407
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Oakland Athletics814734.580--3442925218-1929-15L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum281711.607
258Texas Rangers764333.5661.53382865218-1925-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium291415.483
3711Chicago White Sox754134.5473.03382845422-2019-14L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park311318.419
41016California Angels814140.5066.03683313721-1920-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium291019.345
51120Kansas City Royals733241.43811.0272309-3721-2211-19W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium301812.600
61223Seattle Mariners812952.35818.0319404-8514-2215-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome281513.536
71325Minnesota Twins812853.34619.0262360-9811-2516-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium281315.464
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122St. Louis Cardinals714328.606--3272735418-1325-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II311615.516
249Montreal Expos764234.5533.53172833415-2427-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium321814.563
3512Philadelphia Phillies774235.5454.0330330016-2326-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium301713.567
4919Pittsburgh Pirates733340.45211.0290296-617-2015-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium291316.448
51122New York Mets752847.37317.0245327-8213-2615-21L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium281315.464
61224Chicago Cubs772750.35119.0261353-924-2622-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field261115.423
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers805030.625--3492509925-1625-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium301317.433
233Cincinnati Reds784632.5903.03373261121-1625-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium302010.667
3614Houston Astros804337.5387.02902523820-2223-15W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome301812.600
4717Atlanta Braves783939.50010.0301318-1722-1916-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium281117.393
5818San Francisco Giants814041.49410.53112961521-2419-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonTom HallerCandlestick Park301614.533
61021San Diego Padres803050.37520.0281335-5414-2816-22W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium301119.367


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Randy JohnsonOF-1B23.018Traded by White Sox with Ronnie Perry, Ivan Mesa and Cash to Twins for Jerry Koosman.