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Friday, April 17,1981

Friday, April 17,1981

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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 1981-04-17 Minnesota Twins 0 California Angels 4 box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Ken Forsch Albert Williams -- 25,713 1:56
1981 reg season 1981-04-17 Boston Red Sox 8 Chicago White Sox 5 box | pbp Comiskey Park I Dennis Eckersley Richard Dotson Tom Burgmeier 30,458 3:04
1981 reg season 1981-04-17 Baltimore Orioles 3 Kansas City Royals 2 box | pbp Kauffman Stadium Tippy Martinez Dennis Leonard -- 30,367 2:47
1981 reg season 1981-04-17 Seattle Mariners 1 Oakland Athletics 16 box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Steve McCatty Floyd Bannister -- 50,255 2:38
1981 reg season 1981-04-17 New York Yankees 2 Texas Rangers 1 box | pbp Arlington Stadium Ron Guidry Danny Darwin Rich Gossage 34,333 2:18
1981 reg season 1981-04-17 Detroit Tigers 8 Toronto Blue Jays 5 box | pbp Exhibition Stadium Howard Bailey Luis Leal Kevin Saucier 15,196 3:32
1981 reg season 1981-04-17 San Francisco Giants 6 Atlanta Braves 2 box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Doyle Alexander Gaylord Perry -- 14,028 2:52
1981 reg season 1981-04-17 St. Louis Cardinals 9 Cincinnati Reds 5 box | pbp Cinergy Field Lary Sorensen Mike LaCoss -- 22,961 2:53
1981 reg season 1981-04-17 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 Houston Astros 3 box | pbp Astrodome Rick Rhoden Don Sutton Enrique Romo 39,119 2:28
1981 reg season 1981-04-17 Chicago Cubs 2 Philadelphia Phillies 6 box | pbp Veterans Stadium Larry Christenson Ken Kravec -- 21,948 2:47
1981 reg season 1981-04-17 Los Angeles Dodgers 2 San Diego Padres 3 box | pbp Qualcomm Stadium Tim Lollar Steve Howe -- 26,157 2:33
11 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 Detroit Tigers franchise | log 7 6 1 .857 0.0 34 20 14 W4 4-0 2-1 1 2 3 Yes dnq
1981 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 6 4 2 .667 1.5 28 19 9 W2 2-1 2-1 2 3 6 Yes Lost World Series (Dodgers)
1981 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 5 3 2 .600 2.0 17 17 0 W1 2-1 1-1 3 4 11 Yes dnq
1981 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 5 3 2 .600 2.0 24 21 3 W2 1-0 2-2 4 5 10 Yes dnq
1981 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 5 2 3 .400 3.0 12 20 -8 W1 2-1 0-2 5 9 16 -- dnq
1981 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 5 2 3 .400 3.0 18 19 -1 L3 2-2 0-1 6 8 15 -- Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 7 2 5 .286 4.0 23 31 -8 L3 1-2 1-3 7 12 23 -- 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 9 9 0 1.000 0.0 49 13 36 W9 8-0 1-0 1 1 1 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 5 3 2 .600 4.0 28 23 5 L1 1-1 2-1 2 6 8 -- dnq
1981 AL West California Angels franchise | log 9 4 5 .444 5.0 35 40 -5 W1 3-1 1-4 3 7 13 -- dnq
1981 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 6 2 4 .333 5.5 20 28 -8 L1 1-2 1-2 4 10 20 -- dnq
1981 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 7 2 5 .286 6.0 33 49 -16 L1 0-1 2-4 5 11 22 -- dnq
1981 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 5 1 4 .200 6.0 14 20 -6 L3 1-1 0-3 6 13 24 -- Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)
1981 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 7 1 6 .143 7.0 14 29 -15 L2 1-2 0-4 7 14 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 East Montreal Expos franchise | log 4 3 1 .750 0.0 20 12 8 W2 1-1 2-0 1 2 4 Yes Lost NLCS (Dodgers)
1981 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 7 5 2 .714 0.5 30 21 9 W4 1-2 4-0 2 3 5 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Expos)
1981 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 5 3 2 .600 0.5 11 12 -1 L1 2-1 1-1 3 6 12 -- dnq
1981 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 5 3 2 .600 0.5 26 19 7 W2 2-1 1-1 4 5 9 Yes dnq
1981 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 6 2 4 .333 2.0 19 25 -6 W1 1-3 1-1 5 10 19 -- dnq
1981 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 6 1 5 .167 3.0 10 23 -13 L4 0-3 1-2 6 12 25 -- 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 7 6 1 .857 0.0 29 15 14 L1 3-1 3-0 1 1 2 Yes Won World Series (Yankees)
1981 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 8 5 3 .625 1.5 37 23 14 L1 4-2 1-1 2 4 7 Yes dnq
1981 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 7 3 4 .429 3.0 16 25 -9 L3 1-2 2-2 3 7 14 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 8 3 5 .375 3.5 19 35 -16 W1 2-2 1-3 4 8 18 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 8 3 5 .375 3.5 24 31 -7 W1 1-0 2-5 5 9 17 -- dnq
1981 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 7 2 5 .286 4.0 20 20 0 L1 0-3 2-2 6 11 21 -- Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
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
Bobby Bonds Texas Rangers Hist Signed to #-year contract for 1981-1981 ($0m) [Free Agent]
David Clyde Houston Astros Hist Signed to #-year contract for 1981-1981 ($0m) [Free Agent]
Dave LaRoche New York Yankees Hist Signed to #-year contract for 1981-1981 ($0m) [Free Agent]
Don Stanhouse -- Hist Released by Dodgers
Reggie Jackson New York Yankees Hist Activated from Disabled List
Andre Thornton Cleveland Indians Hist Activated from Disabled List
6 record(s)