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Baseball on Thursday, August 31, 1961

This research section allows you to see a list of events that occured on a particular date in baseball history. Games, standings and feats are available since 1957 while other data is available since 1903.

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Games and Standings
Births, Deaths and Debuts
Feats and Milestones
VisHomeBoxWinning PitcherLosing pitcherHome RunsBest Hitter Impact
Chicago White Sox2Detroit Tigers8BoxPaul Foytack (10-8)Frank Baumann (9-11)DET  B Bruton (16), N Cash (32)Norm Cash (22.2)
KC1 UNBRIDGED17LAA UNBRIDGED3Box G1Jerry Walker (6-11)Ken McBride (11-11)KC1  W Causey (6), B Del Greco (4), L Posada (7), N Siebern (16)  LAA  L Wagner (21)Leo Posada (18.5)
KC1 UNBRIDGED6LAA UNBRIDGED5Box G2Bob Shaw (9-12)Art Fowler (5-6)NoneSteve Bilko (49.7)
New York Yankees4Minnesota Twins5BoxJack Kralick (12-9)Rollie Sheldon (9-4)MIN  J Lemon (13)  NYA  H Lopez (3), M Mantle (48), B Skowron (23)Bob Allison (24.8)
Cleveland Indians3Washington Senators2BoxMudcat Grant (13-8)Bennie Daniels (8-9)CLE  W Held (17)Woodie Held (26.5)
San Francisco Giants1Chicago Cubs6BoxJack Curtis (9-10)Juan Marichal (13-9)NoneGeorge Altman (23.1)
Los Angeles Dodgers1MLN UNBRIDGED2BoxBob Hendley (5-3)Don Drysdale (10-9)MLN  F Thomas (27)Gil Hodges (12.2)
St. Louis Cardinals2Philadelphia Phillies1BoxBob Gibson (10-10)Art Mahaffey (9-18)NoneStan Musial (45.7)
Standings as of this date
American League
-WLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
New York Yankees8746.654--68652338-3149-15L1Game Log
Detroit Tigers8747.6490.570954242-1944-29W1Game Log
Baltimore Orioles7957.5819.560750743-2935-29W1Game Log
Chicago White Sox7063.52617.062159124-4046-23L1Game Log
Cleveland Indians6766.50420.061161430-3037-36W3Game Log
Boston Red Sox6473.46725.062368523-4741-26W3Game Log
Minnesota Twins5774.43529.058264927-4330-31W1Game Log
Washington Senators II5080.38535.552263722-4228-38L13Game Log
Kansas City Athletics4886.35839.556373524-4724-39W2Game Log
National League
Cincinnati Reds7953.5987.561156841-2638-27L1Game Log
Los Angeles Dodgers7353.57910.559655938-2535-28L1Game Log
Milwaukee Braves7058.54714.561055536-3034-28W1Game Log
San Francisco Giants6958.54315.063054134-2935-29L1Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals6861.52717.058555528-3839-24W1Game Log
Pittsburgh Pirates6164.48822.056554828-3033-34W1Game Log
Chicago Cubs5574.42630.058666721-4533-30W1Game Log
Philadelphia Phillies3892.29247.548867819-4518-48L1Game Log

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