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Wednesday, September 2,1981

Wednesday, September 2,1981

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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 1981-09-02 Seattle Mariners 2 Baltimore Orioles 3 box | pbp Memorial Stadium Tim Stoddard Shane Rawley -- 9,672 3:14
1981 reg season 1981-09-02 California Angels 1 Boston Red Sox 3 box | pbp Fenway Park Bob Ojeda Mike Witt Mark Clear 19,433 2:37
1981 reg season 1981-09-02 Detroit Tigers 5 Chicago White Sox 4 box | pbp Comiskey Park I Kevin Saucier Jerry Koosman Dave Rozema 10,272 3:33
1981 reg season 1981-09-02 Oakland Athletics 0 Cleveland Indians 2 box | pbp Cleveland Stadium John Denny Mike Norris -- 0 2:17
1981 reg season 1981-09-02 Oakland Athletics 4 Cleveland Indians 10 box | pbp Cleveland Stadium Dan Spillner Matt Keough -- 5,198 3:24
1981 reg season 1981-09-02 Milwaukee Brewers 4 Kansas City Royals 5 box | pbp Kauffman Stadium Dan Quisenberry Rollie Fingers -- 19,658 2:23
1981 reg season 1981-09-02 New York Yankees 3 Minnesota Twins 4 box | pbp Metropolitan Stadium Don Cooper Rich Gossage -- 16,231 2:33
1981 reg season 1981-09-02 Toronto Blue Jays 1 Texas Rangers 4 box | pbp Arlington Stadium Rick Honeycutt Luis Leal -- 6,851 2:23
1981 reg season 1981-09-02 Philadelphia Phillies 2 Atlanta Braves 3 box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Gene Garber Warren Brusstar -- 6,232 2:50
1981 reg season 1981-09-02 Montreal Expos 0 Cincinnati Reds 7 box | pbp Cinergy Field Tom Seaver Stan Bahnsen -- 12,926 2:22
1981 reg season 1981-09-02 New York Mets 0 Houston Astros 8 box | pbp Astrodome Bob Knepper Mike Scott -- 18,938 2:21
1981 reg season 1981-09-02 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 Los Angeles Dodgers 6 box | pbp Dodger Stadium Bob Welch Bob Long Alejandro Pena 32,027 2:47
1981 reg season 1981-09-02 Chicago Cubs 4 San Diego Padres 5 box | pbp Qualcomm Stadium Gary Lucas Dick Tidrow -- 5,099 3:18
1981 reg season 1981-09-02 St. Louis Cardinals 5 San Francisco Giants 2 box | pbp Candlestick Park Lary Sorensen Ed Whitson Bruce Sutter 8,996 2:18
14 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 79 46 33 .582 0.0 318 256 62 L1 21-20 25-13 1 1 4 Yes Lost World Series (Dodgers)
1981 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 76 44 32 .579 0.5 311 303 8 W2 19-19 25-13 2 3 6 Yes dnq
1981 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 80 46 34 .575 0.5 306 291 15 W4 20-17 26-17 3 4 7 Yes dnq
1981 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 80 44 36 .550 2.5 352 325 27 L2 24-20 20-16 4 6 10 -- Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 78 42 36 .538 3.5 364 348 16 W1 23-20 19-16 5 8 13 -- dnq
1981 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 74 38 36 .514 5.5 305 299 6 W2 20-15 18-21 6 9 15 -- dnq
1981 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 79 26 53 .329 20.0 257 366 -109 L1 15-23 11-30 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 81 47 34 .580 0.0 344 292 52 L2 18-19 29-15 1 2 5 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 76 43 33 .566 1.5 338 286 52 W1 18-19 25-14 2 5 8 Yes dnq
1981 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 75 41 34 .547 3.0 338 284 54 L6 22-20 19-14 3 7 11 -- dnq
1981 AL West California Angels franchise | log 81 41 40 .506 6.0 368 331 37 L1 21-19 20-21 4 10 16 -- dnq
1981 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 73 32 41 .438 11.0 272 309 -37 W2 21-22 11-19 5 11 20 -- Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)
1981 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 81 29 52 .358 18.0 319 404 -85 L2 14-22 15-30 6 12 23 -- dnq
1981 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 81 28 53 .346 19.0 262 360 -98 W1 11-25 16-29 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 71 43 28 .606 0.0 327 273 54 W1 18-13 25-15 1 2 2 Yes dnq
1981 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 76 42 34 .553 3.5 317 283 34 L1 15-24 27-10 2 4 9 Yes Lost NLCS (Dodgers)
1981 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 77 42 35 .545 4.0 330 330 0 L1 16-23 26-12 3 5 12 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Expos)
1981 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 73 33 40 .452 11.0 290 296 -6 L2 17-20 15-21 4 9 19 -- dnq
1981 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 75 28 47 .373 17.0 245 327 -82 L4 13-26 15-21 5 11 22 -- dnq
1981 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 77 27 50 .351 19.0 261 353 -92 L3 4-26 22-25 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 80 50 30 .625 0.0 349 250 99 W2 25-16 25-14 1 1 1 Yes Won World Series (Yankees)
1981 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 78 46 32 .590 3.0 337 326 11 W1 21-16 25-16 2 3 3 Yes dnq
1981 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 80 43 37 .538 7.0 290 252 38 W7 20-22 23-15 3 6 14 -- Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
1981 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 78 39 39 .500 10.0 301 318 -17 W1 22-19 16-21 4 7 17 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 81 40 41 .494 10.5 311 296 15 L1 21-24 19-17 5 8 18 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 80 30 50 .375 20.0 281 335 -54 W4 14-28 16-22 6 10 21 -- 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)
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player name teamname statusshort Transaction Description
Randy Johnson Minnesota Twins Hist Traded from Chicago White Sox with Bambi Mesa and Ron Perry to Minnesota Twins for Jerry Koosman (8/30/1981)
Dave Lopes Los Angeles Dodgers Hist Activated from Disabled List
2 record(s)