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Games on 1981-09-04

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics5Baltimore Orioles4BoxTom UnderwoodTim StoddardDave Beard
Seattle Mariners5Boston Red Sox2BoxBob StoddardFrank TananaMike Parrott
Toronto Blue Jays6Chicago White Sox2BoxDave StiebDennis Lamp(none)
California Angels3Cleveland Indians1BoxGeoff ZahnLen Barker(none)
New York Yankees4Kansas City Royals0BoxRudy MayDennis LeonardRon Davis
Milwaukee Brewers16Minnesota Twins5BoxMike CaldwellFernando Arroyo(none)
Detroit Tigers2Texas Rangers3BoxDoc MedichMilt WilcoxMark Mercer
St. Louis Cardinals7Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxJohn MartinDave Goltz(none)
Houston Astros5Montreal Expos0BoxNolan RyanBill GullicksonJoe Sambito
Atlanta Braves1New York Mets4BoxGreg HarrisPhil NiekroNeil Allen
Cincinnati Reds6Philadelphia Phillies7BoxSparky LyleDoug BairTug McGraw
Pittsburgh Pirates4San Diego Padres5BoxJohn LittlefieldDon RobinsonEric Show
Chicago Cubs2San Francisco Giants3BoxAl HollandDick Tidrow(none)

Standings as of 1981-09-04

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125New York Yankees814734.580--3242596522-2125-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I261214.462
236Detroit Tigers824735.5730.53162991721-1826-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium271314.481
348Baltimore Orioles784434.5641.5315318-319-1925-15L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium271512.556
469Milwaukee Brewers824636.5611.53723333926-2020-16W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium271611.593
5814Boston Red Sox804238.5254.53733611223-2019-18L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park281711.607
61016Cleveland Indians753837.5076.0306302420-1518-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium281414.500
71426Toronto Blue Jays812754.33320.0266372-10616-2411-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium251015.400
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Oakland Athletics834934.590--3592966320-1929-15W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum261511.577
257Texas Rangers784434.5642.53462965018-1926-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium271314.481
3711Chicago White Sox774235.5454.03442935122-2020-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park291217.414
4915California Angels824240.5126.53713323922-1920-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium28919.321
51120Kansas City Royals753342.44012.0275315-4021-2212-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium281711.607
61223Seattle Mariners833152.37318.0332413-8116-2215-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome261313.500
71325Minnesota Twins832855.33721.0270380-11011-2516-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium261313.500
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals734528.616--3392786120-1325-15W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II291415.483
2512Philadelphia Phillies794336.5445.0340345-516-2327-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium281612.571
3613Montreal Expos784236.5385.53182902815-2427-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium301812.600
4919Pittsburgh Pirates753441.45312.0301304-318-2115-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium271215.444
51021New York Mets762947.38217.5249328-7913-2616-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium271215.444
61224Chicago Cubs792752.34221.0263368-1054-2822-25L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field241113.458
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Los Angeles Dodgers825032.610--3542629225-1625-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium281315.464
234Cincinnati Reds804733.5882.03523361622-1725-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium28199.679
3410Houston Astros824537.5495.02972534422-2223-15W9T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome281612.571
4717San Francisco Giants834241.5068.53262982821-2421-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonTom HallerCandlestick Park281414.500
5818Atlanta Braves793940.4949.5302322-2022-2016-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium271116.407
61122San Diego Padres823151.37819.0289346-5714-2817-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium281018.357


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jim BarrP33.207Released by White Sox. 
Tim Corcoran1B-OF28.169Traded by Tigers to Twins for Ron Jackson.