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Saturday September 5,1981This 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 1981-09-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics3Baltimore Orioles5BoxSteve StoneRick LangfordTippy Martinez
Seattle Mariners5Boston Red Sox12BoxJohn TudorKen Clay(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Chicago White Sox1BoxJim ClancyRoss BaumgartenJoey McLaughlin
California Angels2Cleveland Indians4BoxBert BlylevenSteve Renko(none)
California Angels2Cleveland Indians4BoxTom BrennanDave FrostDan Spillner
New York Yankees2Kansas City Royals1BoxDave RighettiLarry GuraRich Gossage
Milwaukee Brewers5Minnesota Twins3BoxJim SlatonAlbert WilliamsRollie Fingers
Detroit Tigers1Texas Rangers0BoxDan PetryFergie Jenkins(none)
St. Louis Cardinals3Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxTom NiedenfuerJim Kaat(none)
Houston Astros2Montreal Expos5BoxRay BurrisDon Sutton(none)
Atlanta Braves2New York Mets4BoxPat ZachryGaylord PerryNeil Allen
Cincinnati Reds4Philadelphia Phillies5BoxRon ReedMario Soto(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2San Diego Padres1BoxRick RhodenSteve MuraRod Scurry
Chicago Cubs8San Francisco Giants2BoxMike KrukowAlan Hargesheimer(none)

Standings as of 1981-09-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113New York Yankees824834.585--3262606623-2125-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I251114.440
236Detroit Tigers834835.5780.53172991822-1826-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium261214.462
347Baltimore Orioles794534.5701.5320321-119-1926-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium261412.538
458Milwaukee Brewers834736.5661.53773364127-2020-16W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium261511.577
5814Boston Red Sox814338.5314.53853661923-2020-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park271611.593
6915Cleveland Indians774037.5195.5314306820-1520-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium261214.462
71325Toronto Blue Jays822854.34120.0269373-10417-2411-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium24915.375
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Oakland Athletics844935.583--3623016120-2029-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum251510.600
269Texas Rangers794435.5572.53462974918-1926-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium261313.500
3713Chicago White Sox784236.5384.03452964922-2020-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park281216.429
41017California Angels844242.5007.03753403522-2120-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium26917.346
51120Kansas City Royals763343.43412.0276317-4121-2212-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium271710.630
61223Seattle Mariners843153.36918.0337425-8816-2315-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome251312.520
71426Minnesota Twins842856.33321.0273385-11211-2516-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium251312.520
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122St. Louis Cardinals744529.608--3422826020-1425-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II281414.500
2410Philadelphia Phillies804436.5504.0345349-416-2328-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium271512.556
3511Montreal Expos794336.5444.53232923115-2428-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium291712.586
4919Pittsburgh Pirates763541.46111.0303305-219-2115-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium261115.423
51021New York Mets773047.39016.5253330-7713-2617-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium261115.423
61224Chicago Cubs802852.35020.0271370-995-2822-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field231013.435
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers835132.614--3582659325-1626-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium271215.444
235Cincinnati Reds814734.5803.03563411522-1825-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium27198.704
3612Houston Astros834538.5426.02992584122-2323-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome271611.593
4716San Francisco Giants844242.5009.53283062221-2421-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonTom HallerCandlestick Park271413.519
5818Atlanta Braves803941.48810.5304326-2222-2116-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium261115.423
61122San Diego Padres833152.37320.0290348-5814-2817-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium271017.370