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Friday, August 21,1981

Friday, August 21,1981

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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 1981-08-21 Cleveland Indians 2 California Angels 12 box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Ken Forsch Len Barker -- 31,482 2:34
1981 reg season 1981-08-21 Texas Rangers 4 Detroit Tigers 7 box | pbp Tiger Stadium Aurelio Lopez Danny Darwin Kevin Saucier 27,761 2:29
1981 reg season 1981-08-21 Minnesota Twins 7 Milwaukee Brewers 6 box | pbp County Stadium Albert Williams Mike Caldwell Jerry Koosman 30,123 2:26
1981 reg season 1981-08-21 Kansas City Royals 4 New York Yankees 0 box | pbp Yankee Stadium I Larry Gura Dave Righetti -- 37,970 2:22
1981 reg season 1981-08-21 Baltimore Orioles 4 Oakland Athletics 2 box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Jim Palmer Brian Kingman Tim Stoddard 21,208 2:41
1981 reg season 1981-08-21 Boston Red Sox 7 Seattle Mariners 4 box | pbp Kingdome Bob Stanley Randy Stein -- 10,999 2:47
1981 reg season 1981-08-21 Chicago White Sox 4 Toronto Blue Jays 5 box | pbp Exhibition Stadium Dave Stieb Ed Farmer -- 14,161 2:36
1981 reg season 1981-08-21 Montreal Expos 4 Atlanta Braves 1 box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Woodie Fryman Gene Garber -- 9,103 2:46
1981 reg season 1981-08-21 San Francisco Giants 4 Chicago Cubs 3 box | pbp Wrigley Field Fred Breining Dick Tidrow Greg Minton 12,826 2:42
1981 reg season 1981-08-21 New York Mets 0 Cincinnati Reds 2 box | pbp Cinergy Field Mario Soto Pat Zachry -- 20,410 2:09
1981 reg season 1981-08-21 Houston Astros 4 Philadelphia Phillies 5 box | pbp Veterans Stadium Sparky Lyle Vern Ruhle Tug McGraw 31,693 2:41
1981 reg season 1981-08-21 San Diego Padres 2 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Rick Rhoden Steve Mura Grant Jackson 0 2:29
1981 reg season 1981-08-21 San Diego Padres 2 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Jim Bibby Tim Lollar Kent Tekulve 19,049 2:29
1981 reg season 1981-08-21 Los Angeles Dodgers 4 St. Louis Cardinals 0 box | pbp Busch Stadium II Jerry Reuss Joaquin Andujar -- 33,375 2:05
14 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • Manual Filter: Single-click a row to highlight in orange. Click FILTER ROWS button to show only those rows in the grid
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  • Select Rows: Single-click rows to select multiple rows for future action or visibility.
  • Hide Rows: Click the` minus sign in the first column to hide the row in the grid.
  • Restore Rows: Once rows are filtered, click RESTORE ROWS to show all rows once again
  • Sort: Click a column in the first header row to sort data by values in that column. Click again to reverse the original sort. Some cells have custom sort keys that will sort them logically instead of alphanumerically.
  • 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.
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 68 39 29 .574 0.0 272 250 22 W7 16-14 23-15 1 4 7 Yes dnq
1981 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 65 37 28 .569 0.5 266 257 9 W1 16-18 21-10 2 5 8 Yes dnq
1981 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 67 38 29 .567 0.5 255 231 24 L2 16-18 22-11 3 6 10 -- Lost World Series (Dodgers)
1981 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 69 38 31 .551 1.5 306 281 25 L3 23-18 15-13 4 7 11 -- Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 67 35 32 .522 3.5 302 298 4 W2 21-18 14-14 5 8 13 -- dnq
1981 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 63 30 33 .476 6.5 239 252 -13 L1 18-13 12-20 6 10 18 -- dnq
1981 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 69 23 46 .333 16.5 232 313 -81 W3 13-22 10-24 7 13 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 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 70 43 27 .614 0.0 292 236 56 L2 16-14 27-13 1 1 3 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 65 38 27 .585 2.5 300 247 53 L1 14-15 24-12 2 2 5 Yes dnq
1981 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 64 37 27 .578 3.0 295 242 53 L1 19-19 18-8 3 3 6 Yes dnq
1981 AL West California Angels franchise | log 70 35 35 .500 8.0 320 288 32 W3 18-15 17-20 4 9 16 -- dnq
1981 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 62 26 36 .419 13.0 234 270 -36 W1 17-18 9-18 5 11 20 -- Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)
1981 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 70 28 42 .400 15.0 276 330 -54 L2 13-16 15-26 6 12 21 -- dnq
1981 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 69 22 47 .319 20.5 218 312 -94 W1 9-22 12-26 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 St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 60 36 24 .600 0.0 273 231 42 L1 14-11 22-13 1 3 4 Yes dnq
1981 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 65 37 28 .569 1.5 280 277 3 W1 14-18 23-10 2 4 9 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Expos)
1981 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 64 35 29 .547 3.0 260 240 20 W1 13-20 22-9 3 5 12 Yes Lost NLCS (Dodgers)
1981 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 61 31 30 .508 5.5 249 223 26 W3 16-14 14-17 4 7 15 -- dnq
1981 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 63 23 40 .365 14.5 216 277 -61 L3 11-22 12-18 5 11 23 -- dnq
1981 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 65 21 44 .323 17.5 219 302 -83 L1 2-21 18-24 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 Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 66 41 25 .621 0.0 296 269 27 W4 19-12 22-13 1 1 1 Yes dnq
1981 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 68 42 26 .618 0.0 284 209 75 W1 21-15 21-11 2 2 2 Yes Won World Series (Yankees)
1981 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 68 35 33 .515 7.0 241 219 22 L1 19-18 16-15 3 6 14 -- Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
1981 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 66 33 33 .500 8.0 245 272 -27 L1 19-16 13-18 4 8 17 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 70 33 37 .471 10.0 266 261 5 W1 19-21 14-16 5 9 19 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 68 25 43 .368 17.0 225 274 -49 L3 13-24 12-19 6 10 22 -- dnq
26 record(s)