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Tuesday September 8,1981This 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 1981-09-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians5Baltimore Orioles14BoxScott McGregorLen Barker(none)
Seattle Mariners3Chicago White Sox5BoxSteve TroutFloyd BannisterLaMarr Hoyt
Boston Red Sox5Detroit Tigers3BoxMike TorrezMilt WilcoxTom Burgmeier
California Angels3Kansas City Royals5BoxDennis LeonardGeoff ZahnDan Quisenberry
Toronto Blue Jays0Minnesota Twins1BoxBrad HavensDave Stieb(none)
Texas Rangers0Oakland Athletics3BoxSteve McCattyCharlie Hough(none)
Houston Astros2Atlanta Braves3BoxRick CampBilly Smith(none)
San Diego Padres6Cincinnati Reds1BoxJuan EichelbergerBruce Berenyi(none)
San Francisco Giants0Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxBurt HootonDoyle AlexanderDave Stewart
Montreal Expos5Philadelphia Phillies10BoxDan LarsonScott Sanderson(none)
New York Mets3Pittsburgh Pirates1BoxEd LynchLuis TiantNeil Allen
Chicago Cubs4St. Louis Cardinals3BoxDave GeiselJim KaatDick Tidrow

Standings as of 1981-09-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Yankees845034.595--3362637324-2126-13W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BergeschYankee Stadium I23914.391
234Baltimore Orioles824834.5851.03513321919-1929-15W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium231112.478
347Detroit Tigers865036.5811.03273081923-1827-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium231013.435
458Milwaukee Brewers854837.5652.53873474028-2120-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium241410.583
5713Boston Red Sox844539.5365.03973732424-2121-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park241410.583
6915Cleveland Indians804139.5137.0323329-620-1721-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium231112.478
71426Toronto Blue Jays852956.34121.5272380-10818-2611-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium21813.381
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Oakland Athletics875136.586--3713106120-2131-15W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum22139.591
2611Texas Rangers824438.5374.53503064418-2126-17L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium231310.565
3814Chicago White Sox814338.5315.03573114622-2021-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park251114.440
41018California Angels874245.4839.03793542522-2420-21L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium23914.391
51120Kansas City Royals793544.44312.0289327-3821-2214-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium24159.625
61223Seattle Mariners873255.36819.0350441-9117-2515-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome221210.545
71325Minnesota Twins873057.34521.0285393-10811-2518-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium221111.500
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125St. Louis Cardinals774532.584--3453014420-1525-17L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II251411.560
2510Philadelphia Phillies834538.5423.0363364-116-2329-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium241410.583
3612Montreal Expos824438.5373.53363102616-2528-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium261610.615
4919Pittsburgh Pirates803842.4758.5320318220-2117-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium22814.364
51021New York Mets813150.38316.0263343-8014-2817-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium221012.455
61224Chicago Cubs833053.36118.0285376-917-2922-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field20812.400
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers865432.628--37226610625-1629-16W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium24915.375
236Cincinnati Reds844935.5834.03703581223-1826-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium24177.708
349Houston Astros864739.5477.03082664224-2423-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome241410.583
4716San Francisco Giants874344.49411.53323151721-2622-18L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonTom HallerCandlestick Park241311.542
5817Atlanta Braves834142.49411.5314333-1923-2117-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium23914.391
61122San Diego Padres863254.37222.0308366-5815-2917-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium24915.375


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jerry GroteC38.337Signed as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Tom Hutton1B-OF35.141Released by Expos. 
Bob LaceyP28.014Purchased by Rangers from Indians.