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Wednesday, August 26,1981

Wednesday, August 26,1981

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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 1981-08-26 Kansas City Royals 6 Detroit Tigers 1 box | pbp Tiger Stadium Larry Gura Aurelio Lopez -- 36,691 2:30
1981 reg season 1981-08-26 Minnesota Twins 2 New York Yankees 3 box | pbp Yankee Stadium I Rich Gossage Albert Williams -- 30,271 2:14
1981 reg season 1981-08-26 San Diego Padres 7 Chicago Cubs 9 box | pbp Wrigley Field Lee Smith John Curtis -- 9,944 3:00
1981 reg season 1981-08-26 Cincinnati Reds 0 Montreal Expos 6 box | pbp Stade Olympique Bill Gullickson Mario Soto -- 23,126 2:12
1981 reg season 1981-08-26 Houston Astros 9 New York Mets 3 box | pbp Shea Stadium Don Sutton Pat Zachry -- 16,731 2:34
1981 reg season 1981-08-26 Atlanta Braves 5 Philadelphia Phillies 3 box | pbp Veterans Stadium Rick Camp Ron Reed -- 28,283 2:53
1981 reg season 1981-08-26 Los Angeles Dodgers 16 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Jerry Reuss Rick Rhoden -- 11,144 3:07
1981 reg season 1981-08-26 San Francisco Giants 4 St. Louis Cardinals 9 box | pbp Busch Stadium II Joaquin Andujar Gary Lavelle Bruce Sutter 7,766 2:34
8 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
  • Quick-Filter: Double-Click on a cell value to filter the grid on rows that have same value in same column. Click a statistic to view all values equal or higher
  • 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 Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 69 40 29 .580 0.0 291 276 15 W3 19-19 21-10 1 3 6 Yes dnq
1981 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 73 42 31 .575 0.0 286 267 19 L1 16-14 26-17 2 5 8 Yes dnq
1981 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 72 41 31 .569 0.5 273 239 34 W1 16-18 25-13 3 6 10 -- Lost World Series (Dodgers)
1981 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 73 41 32 .562 1.0 324 298 26 L1 23-18 18-14 4 7 11 -- Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 71 37 34 .521 4.0 327 322 5 L2 23-20 14-14 5 8 13 -- dnq
1981 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 67 32 35 .478 7.0 253 274 -21 W1 20-15 12-20 6 10 18 -- dnq
1981 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 73 23 50 .315 19.0 235 343 -108 L4 13-22 10-28 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 74 45 29 .608 0.0 314 249 65 L1 16-14 29-15 1 1 2 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 68 40 28 .588 2.0 325 250 75 W1 22-20 18-8 2 2 5 Yes dnq
1981 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 69 40 29 .580 2.5 313 255 58 W2 16-17 24-12 3 4 7 Yes dnq
1981 AL West California Angels franchise | log 74 38 36 .514 7.0 342 309 33 W2 18-15 20-21 4 9 15 -- dnq
1981 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 67 28 39 .418 13.5 247 290 -43 W1 19-21 9-18 5 11 20 -- Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)
1981 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 74 28 46 .378 17.0 297 360 -63 L6 13-16 15-30 6 12 22 -- dnq
1981 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 74 24 50 .324 21.0 234 329 -95 L1 11-25 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 65 39 26 .600 0.0 299 250 49 W1 14-11 25-15 1 2 3 Yes dnq
1981 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 70 40 30 .571 1.5 306 303 3 L2 14-18 26-12 2 4 9 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Expos)
1981 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 69 38 31 .551 3.0 282 256 26 W2 14-22 24-9 3 5 12 Yes Lost NLCS (Dodgers)
1981 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 66 32 34 .485 7.5 273 260 13 L3 16-14 15-21 4 8 17 -- dnq
1981 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 68 26 42 .382 14.5 231 295 -64 L1 13-23 13-19 5 10 21 -- dnq
1981 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 70 25 45 .357 16.5 248 327 -79 W4 2-21 22-25 6 11 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 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 73 46 27 .630 0.0 322 235 87 W3 25-16 21-11 1 1 1 Yes Won World Series (Yankees)
1981 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 71 42 29 .592 3.0 305 294 11 L2 19-14 23-15 2 3 4 Yes dnq
1981 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 72 37 35 .514 8.5 282 291 -9 W2 21-17 15-19 3 6 14 -- dnq
1981 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 72 36 36 .500 9.5 255 238 17 W1 20-21 16-15 4 7 16 -- Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
1981 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 75 35 40 .467 12.0 282 281 1 L1 21-24 14-16 5 9 19 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 73 26 47 .356 20.0 252 307 -55 L4 14-28 12-19 6 12 24 -- dnq
26 record(s)
Transactions
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Grid Actions:
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Tips/tools for using data grids:

  • Manual Filter: Single-click a row to highlight in orange. Click FILTER ROWS button to show only those rows in the grid
  • Quick-Filter: Double-Click on a cell value to filter the grid on rows that have same value in same column. Click a statistic to view all values equal or higher
  • 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.
player name teamname statusshort Transaction Description
Don Robinson Pittsburgh Pirates Hist Activated from Disabled List
1 record(s)