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Monday, August 17,1981

Monday, August 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 1981-08-17 Minnesota Twins 2 Detroit Tigers 12 box | pbp Tiger Stadium Dan Petry Jerry Koosman Dave Rozema 11,484 2:38
1981 reg season 1981-08-17 Toronto Blue Jays 3 Kansas City Royals 5 box | pbp Kauffman Stadium Rich Gale Jim Clancy Dan Quisenberry 31,958 2:22
1981 reg season 1981-08-17 Chicago White Sox 4 New York Yankees 1 box | pbp Yankee Stadium I Britt Burns Rick Reuschel Kevin Hickey 24,651 2:42
1981 reg season 1981-08-17 Los Angeles Dodgers 1 Chicago Cubs 3 box | pbp Wrigley Field Doug Bird Bob Welch -- 10,153 2:23
1981 reg season 1981-08-17 Montreal Expos 6 Houston Astros 2 box | pbp Astrodome Ray Burris Vern Ruhle Woodie Fryman 24,203 2:19
1981 reg season 1981-08-17 San Francisco Giants 5 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Greg Minton Rod Scurry -- 7,117 3:09
1981 reg season 1981-08-17 San Diego Padres 1 St. Louis Cardinals 2 box | pbp Busch Stadium II Jim Kaat Gary Lucas -- 21,194 3:06
7 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 New York Yankees franchise | log 64 37 27 .578 0.0 246 221 25 L4 16-18 21-9 1 4 8 Yes Lost World Series (Dodgers)
1981 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 61 35 26 .574 0.5 251 238 13 L1 14-16 21-10 2 5 9 Yes dnq
1981 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 65 37 28 .569 0.5 290 261 29 W2 22-16 15-12 3 6 10 -- Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 65 36 29 .554 1.5 258 246 12 W4 16-14 20-15 4 7 12 -- dnq
1981 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 63 33 30 .524 3.5 285 283 2 L1 19-16 14-14 5 8 13 -- dnq
1981 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 59 28 31 .475 6.5 223 229 -6 W1 16-11 12-20 6 10 18 -- dnq
1981 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 66 20 46 .303 18.0 213 302 -89 L3 11-22 9-24 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 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 66 41 25 .621 0.0 279 222 57 W3 16-14 25-11 1 1 1 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 61 36 25 .590 2.5 285 228 57 W2 18-17 18-8 2 2 6 Yes dnq
1981 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 61 36 25 .590 2.5 283 230 53 W1 14-14 22-11 3 3 5 Yes dnq
1981 AL West California Angels franchise | log 66 32 34 .485 9.0 291 275 16 L3 18-15 14-19 4 9 17 -- dnq
1981 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 59 25 34 .424 12.5 223 256 -33 W1 16-18 9-16 5 11 20 -- Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)
1981 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 66 27 39 .409 14.0 261 309 -48 W3 13-16 14-23 6 12 21 -- dnq
1981 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 66 21 45 .318 20.0 211 299 -88 L4 8-20 12-26 7 13 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 East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 57 35 22 .614 0.0 263 217 46 W4 14-11 21-11 1 2 3 Yes dnq
1981 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 62 36 26 .581 1.5 271 264 7 L2 14-16 22-10 2 4 7 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Expos)
1981 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 61 34 27 .557 3.0 253 226 27 W1 12-18 22-9 3 5 11 Yes Lost NLCS (Dodgers)
1981 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 57 28 29 .491 7.0 233 212 21 L2 16-14 11-16 4 8 16 -- dnq
1981 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 59 22 37 .373 14.0 206 264 -58 W2 10-19 12-18 5 11 23 -- dnq
1981 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 62 20 42 .323 17.5 212 290 -78 W2 2-21 17-22 6 12 24 -- 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 65 40 25 .615 0.0 272 205 67 L1 19-14 21-11 1 1 2 Yes Won World Series (Yankees)
1981 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 63 38 25 .603 1.0 285 265 20 W1 19-12 19-13 2 3 4 Yes dnq
1981 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 65 33 32 .508 7.0 224 211 13 L1 19-17 14-15 3 6 14 -- Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
1981 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 62 31 31 .500 7.5 233 258 -25 L1 19-16 11-16 4 7 15 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 67 31 36 .463 10.0 255 249 6 W1 17-20 14-16 5 9 19 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 64 24 40 .375 15.5 211 257 -46 L4 12-21 12-19 6 10 22 -- dnq
26 record(s)