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Baseball on Friday, May 08, 1981

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
Detroit Tigers6California Angels1BoxJack Morris (3-3)Steve Renko (1-2)DET  S Kemp (1), C Summers (1)Steve Kemp (27.6)
Kansas City Royals5Chicago White Sox9BoxDennis Lamp (1-0)Paul Splittorff (0-2)CHA  W Nordhagen (2)Ron LeFlore (28.8)
Cleveland Indians7Minnesota Twins8BoxJack O'Connor (1-1)Sid Monge (0-1)NoneMickey Hatcher (45.3)
Milwaukee Brewers0Oakland Athletics2BoxSteve McCatty (4-2)Mike Caldwell (3-3)OAK  D Murphy (6)Jeff Newman (17.1)
New York Yankees2Seattle Mariners3BoxBryan Clark (2-0)Rudy May (4-2)SEA  J Burroughs (3), T Paciorek (1)Jeff Burroughs (33.1)
Boston Red Sox4Toronto Blue Jays2BoxMike Torrez (2-2)Mark Bomback (3-2)NoneDwight Evans (15.4)
Chicago Cubs3Atlanta Braves4BoxRick Mahler (1-0)Dick Tidrow (1-3)ATL  G Hubbard (1)  CHN  K Reitz (1)Dale Murphy (44.2)
Houston Astros0Cincinnati Reds4BoxTom Seaver (3-1)Don Sutton (2-4)CIN  T Seaver (1)Ray Knight (12.8)
San Francisco Giants4Montreal Expos3BoxAllen Ripley (2-3)Bill Gullickson (1-3)NoneTim Wallach (23.1)
Los Angeles Dodgers1New York Mets0BoxFernando Valenzuela (7-0)Mike Scott (1-3)NoneDusty Baker (11.5)
San Diego Padres7Philadelphia Phillies11BoxSparky Lyle (3-1)Gary Lucas (2-3)PHI  M Schmidt 2 (10)  SDN  R Jones (1)Manny Trillo (57.6)
Pittsburgh Pirates4St. Louis Cardinals5BoxBob Shirley (4-0)Jim Bibby (1-2)PIT  T Pena (1)Tony Scott (13.0)
Standings as of this date
American League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Cleveland Indians117.611--66607-34-4L2Game Log
New York Yankees1511.5774.092799-86-3L2Game Log
Baltimore Orioles129.5711.584832-510-4W3Game Log
Milwaukee Brewers1311.5423.01059210-63-5L3Game Log
Detroit Tigers1214.4624.0859410-72-7W1Game Log
Boston Red Sox1013.4353.5891256-64-7W2Game Log
Toronto Blue Jays916.3605.586966-73-9L1Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Oakland Athletics236.793--1366311-012-6W2Game Log
Texas Rangers149.6096.0124883-511-4W4Game Log
Chicago White Sox1311.5427.51081026-97-2W1Game Log
California Angels1316.44810.01121257-46-12L1Game Log
Minnesota Twins1115.42310.51001056-84-8W1Game Log
Seattle Mariners919.32113.51061493-76-12W3Game Log
Kansas City Royals614.30012.560924-62-8L2Game Log
National League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
St. Louis Cardinals147.667--103765-39-4W1Game Log
Montreal Expos168.6671.51101054-412-4L1Game Log
Philadelphia Phillies179.6542.51251044-513-4W1Game Log
Pittsburgh Pirates1110.5243.088708-52-6L1Game Log
New York Mets716.3048.0721012-55-11L1Game Log
Chicago Cubs519.20810.5611060-94-11L2Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Los Angeles Dodgers198.704--976212-57-3W3Game Log
Atlanta Braves1512.5564.01099411-64-6W3Game Log
Cincinnati Reds1312.5205.01061037-66-6W1Game Log
San Francisco Giants1316.4487.01021109-84-8W1Game Log
Houston Astros1215.4447.072728-64-9L1Game Log
San Diego Padres919.32110.5851276-133-6L2Game Log

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