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Friday, May 8,1981

Friday, May 8,1981

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year gametype box date visiting Team visscore home team homescore box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1981 reg season 1981-05-08 Detroit Tigers 6 California Angels 1 box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Jack Morris Steve Renko -- 24,456 2:32
1981 reg season 1981-05-08 Kansas City Royals 5 Chicago White Sox 9 box | pbp Comiskey Park I Dennis Lamp Paul Splittorff LaMarr Hoyt 42,312 3:00
1981 reg season 1981-05-08 Cleveland Indians 7 Minnesota Twins 8 box | pbp Metropolitan Stadium' > Jack O'Connor Sid Monge -- 4,664 3:00
1981 reg season 1981-05-08 Milwaukee Brewers 0 Oakland Athletics 2 box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Steve McCatty Mike Caldwell -- 28,708 2:44
1981 reg season 1981-05-08 New York Yankees 2 Seattle Mariners 3 box | pbp Kingdome Bryan Clark Rudy May -- 18,458 2:30
1981 reg season 1981-05-08 Boston Red Sox 4 Toronto Blue Jays 2 box | pbp Exhibition Stadium Mike Torrez Mark Bomback Tom Burgmeier 15,106 2:29
1981 reg season 1981-05-08 Chicago Cubs 3 Atlanta Braves 4 box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Rick Mahler Dick Tidrow -- 19,433 3:11
1981 reg season 1981-05-08 Houston Astros 0 Cincinnati Reds 4 box | pbp Cinergy Field Tom Seaver Don Sutton -- 31,961 2:21
1981 reg season 1981-05-08 San Francisco Giants 4 Montreal Expos 3 box | pbp Stade Olympique Allen Ripley Bill Gullickson Al Holland 21,850 2:57
1981 reg season 1981-05-08 Los Angeles Dodgers 1 New York Mets 0 box | pbp Shea Stadium Fernando Valenzuela Mike Scott -- 39,848 2:42
1981 reg season 1981-05-08 San Diego Padres 7 Philadelphia Phillies 11 box | pbp Veterans Stadium Sparky Lyle Gary Lucas -- 30,830 2:45
1981 reg season 1981-05-08 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 St. Louis Cardinals 5 box | pbp Busch Stadium II Bob Shirley Jim Bibby Jim Kaat 20,108 2:31
12 record(s)
Standings on this date
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year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1981 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 18 11 7 .611 0.0 66 60 6 L2 7-3 4-4 1 2 6 Yes dnq
1981 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 26 15 11 .577 0.0 92 79 13 L2 9-8 6-3 2 4 8 Yes Lost World Series (Dodgers)
1981 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 21 12 9 .571 0.5 84 83 1 W3 2-5 10-4 3 5 9 Yes dnq
1981 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 24 13 11 .542 1.0 105 92 13 L3 10-6 3-5 4 7 11 -- Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 26 12 14 .462 3.0 85 94 -9 W1 10-7 2-7 5 8 15 -- dnq
1981 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 23 10 13 .435 3.5 89 125 -36 W2 6-6 4-7 6 10 19 -- dnq
1981 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 25 9 16 .360 5.5 86 96 -10 L1 6-7 3-9 7 12 21 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1981 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 29 23 6 .793 0.0 136 63 73 W2 11-0 12-6 1 1 1 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 23 14 9 .609 6.0 124 88 36 W4 3-5 11-4 2 3 7 Yes dnq
1981 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 24 13 11 .542 7.5 108 102 6 W1 6-9 7-2 3 6 12 -- dnq
1981 AL West California Angels franchise | log 29 13 16 .448 10.0 112 125 -13 L1 7-4 6-12 4 9 17 -- dnq
1981 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 26 11 15 .423 10.5 100 105 -5 W1 6-8 4-8 5 11 20 -- dnq
1981 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 28 9 19 .321 13.5 106 149 -43 W3 3-7 6-12 6 13 23 -- dnq
1981 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 20 6 14 .300 12.5 60 92 -32 L2 4-6 2-8 7 14 25 -- Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1981 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 24 16 8 .667 0.0 110 105 5 L1 4-4 12-4 1 3 4 Yes Lost NLCS (Dodgers)
1981 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 21 14 7 .667 0.5 103 76 27 W1 5-3 9-4 2 2 3 Yes dnq
1981 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 26 17 9 .654 0.0 125 104 21 W1 4-5 13-4 3 4 5 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Expos)
1981 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 21 11 10 .524 3.5 88 70 18 L1 8-5 2-6 4 6 13 -- dnq
1981 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 23 7 16 .304 8.5 72 101 -29 L1 2-5 5-11 5 11 24 -- dnq
1981 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 24 5 19 .208 11.0 61 106 -45 L2 0-9 4-11 6 12 26 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1981 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 27 19 8 .704 0.0 97 62 35 W3 12-5 7-3 1 1 2 Yes Won World Series (Yankees)
1981 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 27 15 12 .556 4.0 109 94 15 W3 11-6 4-6 2 5 10 Yes dnq
1981 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 25 13 12 .520 5.0 106 103 3 W1 7-6 6-6 3 7 14 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 29 13 16 .448 7.0 102 110 -8 W1 9-8 4-8 4 8 16 -- dnq
1981 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 27 12 15 .444 7.0 72 72 0 L1 8-6 4-9 5 9 18 -- Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
1981 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 28 9 19 .321 10.5 85 127 -42 L2 6-13 3-6 6 10 22 -- dnq
26 record(s)
Transactions
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  • Compare/Analyze: Click multiple rows for players of interest. In addition to filtering, you can quickly COMPARE player stats or use the MULTI-PLAYER STAT VIEWER to view multiple player cards on the same page.
  • Leaders: On stat grids. Top-10 ranked statistics are highlighted in gray. #1 rank is in light green. (PREMIUM setting)
  • Export to CSV: Click CSV to convert the full grid into a comma-delimeted display. From there, you can copy/paste to another application.
player name teamname statusshort Transaction Description
Bill Fahey Detroit Tigers Hist Activated from Disabled List
1 record(s)