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Tuesday, September 8,1981

Tuesday, September 8,1981

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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 1981-09-08 Cleveland Indians 5 Baltimore Orioles 14 box | pbp Memorial Stadium Scott McGregor Len Barker -- 8,193 3:07
1981 reg season 1981-09-08 Seattle Mariners 3 Chicago White Sox 5 box | pbp Comiskey Park I Steve Trout Floyd Bannister LaMarr Hoyt 11,561 2:26
1981 reg season 1981-09-08 Boston Red Sox 5 Detroit Tigers 3 box | pbp Tiger Stadium Mike Torrez Milt Wilcox Tom Burgmeier 20,586 2:52
1981 reg season 1981-09-08 California Angels 3 Kansas City Royals 5 box | pbp Kauffman Stadium Dennis Leonard Geoff Zahn Dan Quisenberry 19,768 2:46
1981 reg season 1981-09-08 Toronto Blue Jays 0 Minnesota Twins 1 box | pbp Metropolitan Stadium Brad Havens Dave Stieb -- 2,839 2:15
1981 reg season 1981-09-08 Texas Rangers 0 Oakland Athletics 3 box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Steve McCatty Charlie Hough -- 17,469 2:26
1981 reg season 1981-09-08 Houston Astros 2 Atlanta Braves 3 box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Rick Camp Billy Smith -- 2,800 2:13
1981 reg season 1981-09-08 San Diego Padres 6 Cincinnati Reds 1 box | pbp Cinergy Field Juan Eichelberger Bruce Berenyi -- 11,739 2:23
1981 reg season 1981-09-08 San Francisco Giants 0 Los Angeles Dodgers 4 box | pbp Dodger Stadium Burt Hooton Doyle Alexander Dave Stewart 31,702 2:33
1981 reg season 1981-09-08 Montreal Expos 5 Philadelphia Phillies 10 box | pbp Veterans Stadium Dan Larson Scott Sanderson -- 11,812 2:41
1981 reg season 1981-09-08 New York Mets 3 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Ed Lynch Luis Tiant Neil Allen 5,383 2:20
1981 reg season 1981-09-08 Chicago Cubs 4 St. Louis Cardinals 3 box | pbp Busch Stadium II Dave Geisel Jim Kaat Dick Tidrow 11,341 3:24
12 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 84 50 34 .595 0.0 336 263 73 W4 24-21 26-13 1 1 2 Yes Lost World Series (Dodgers)
1981 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 82 48 34 .585 1.0 351 332 19 W4 19-19 29-15 2 3 4 Yes dnq
1981 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 86 50 36 .581 1.0 327 308 19 L1 23-18 27-18 3 4 7 Yes dnq
1981 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 85 48 37 .565 2.5 387 347 40 L1 28-21 20-16 4 5 8 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 84 45 39 .536 5.0 397 373 24 W1 24-21 21-18 5 7 13 -- dnq
1981 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 80 41 39 .513 7.0 323 329 -6 L2 20-17 21-22 6 9 15 -- dnq
1981 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 85 29 56 .341 21.5 272 380 -108 L2 18-26 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 87 51 36 .586 0.0 371 310 61 W2 20-21 31-15 1 2 3 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 82 44 38 .537 4.5 350 306 44 L4 18-21 26-17 2 6 11 -- dnq
1981 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 81 43 38 .531 5.0 357 311 46 W1 22-20 21-18 3 8 14 -- dnq
1981 AL West California Angels franchise | log 87 42 45 .483 9.0 379 354 25 L5 22-24 20-21 4 10 18 -- dnq
1981 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 79 35 44 .443 12.0 289 327 -38 W2 21-22 14-22 5 11 20 -- Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)
1981 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 87 32 55 .368 19.0 350 441 -91 L1 17-25 15-30 6 12 23 -- dnq
1981 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 87 30 57 .345 21.0 285 393 -108 W2 11-25 18-33 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 77 45 32 .584 0.0 345 301 44 L4 20-15 25-17 1 2 5 Yes dnq
1981 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 83 45 38 .542 3.0 363 364 -1 W1 16-23 29-15 2 5 10 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Expos)
1981 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 82 44 38 .537 3.5 336 310 26 L1 16-25 28-13 3 6 12 -- Lost NLCS (Dodgers)
1981 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 80 38 42 .475 8.5 320 318 2 L1 20-21 17-22 4 9 19 -- dnq
1981 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 81 31 50 .383 16.0 263 343 -80 W1 14-28 17-22 5 10 21 -- dnq
1981 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 83 30 53 .361 18.0 285 376 -91 W2 7-29 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 86 54 32 .628 0.0 372 266 106 W4 25-16 29-16 1 1 1 Yes Won World Series (Yankees)
1981 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 84 49 35 .583 4.0 370 358 12 L1 23-18 26-17 2 3 6 Yes dnq
1981 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 86 47 39 .547 7.0 308 266 42 L1 24-24 23-15 3 4 9 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
1981 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 87 43 44 .494 11.5 332 315 17 L2 21-26 22-18 4 7 16 -- dnq
1981 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 83 41 42 .494 11.5 314 333 -19 W1 23-21 17-22 5 8 17 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 86 32 54 .372 22.0 308 366 -58 W1 15-29 17-25 6 11 22 -- dnq
26 record(s)
Transactions
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  • Select Rows: Single-click rows to select multiple rows for future action or visibility.
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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
Jerry Grote Los Angeles Dodgers Hist Signed contract with Dodgers
Tom Hutton -- Hist Released by Expos
Bob Lacey Texas Rangers Hist Sold by Cleveland Indians to Texas Rangers
Andre Thornton Cleveland Indians Hist Activated from Disabled List
Keith Drumright Oakland Athletics Hist Activated from Disabled List
5 record(s)