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Thursday, August 20,1981

Thursday, August 20,1981

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Based on data sourced from Retrosheet.org.

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Games on this date
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  • 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 gametype box date visiting team score home team score box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1981 reg season Aug 20,1981 Baltimore Orioles  2  California Angels  6  box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Geoff Zahn Dennis Martinez -- 24,323 2:24
1981 reg season Aug 20,1981 Boston Red Sox  6  Oakland Athletics  4  box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Dennis Eckersley Steve McCatty Mark Clear 17,503 2:58
1981 reg season Aug 20,1981 Cleveland Indians  6  Seattle Mariners  5  box | pbp Kingdome Mike Stanton Dick Drago -- 7,630 3:47
1981 reg season Aug 20,1981 New York Mets  4  Atlanta Braves  6  box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Phil Niekro Greg Harris Rick Camp 4,787 2:27
4 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 team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1981 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 66 38 28 .576 0.0 255 227 28 L1 16-18 22-10 1 4 7 Yes Lost World Series (Dodgers)
1981 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 67 38 29 .567 0.5 265 246 19 W6 16-14 22-15 2 5 8 Yes dnq
1981 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 64 36 28 .563 1.0 262 255 7 L2 15-18 21-10 3 6 10 -- dnq
1981 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 68 38 30 .559 1.0 300 274 26 L2 23-18 15-12 4 7 11 -- Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 66 34 32 .515 4.0 295 294 1 W1 20-18 14-14 5 8 14 -- dnq
1981 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 62 30 32 .484 6.0 237 240 -3 W1 18-12 12-20 6 10 18 -- dnq
1981 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 68 22 46 .324 17.0 227 309 -82 W2 13-22 9-24 7 13 25 -- dnq
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1981 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 69 43 26 .623 0.0 290 232 58 L1 16-14 27-12 1 1 1 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 64 38 26 .594 2.5 296 240 56 W2 14-14 24-12 2 2 5 Yes dnq
1981 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 63 37 26 .587 3.0 291 237 54 W1 19-18 18-8 3 3 6 Yes dnq
1981 AL West California Angels franchise | log 69 34 35 .493 9.0 308 286 22 W2 18-15 16-20 4 9 16 -- dnq
1981 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 61 25 36 .410 14.0 230 270 -40 L2 16-18 9-18 5 11 20 -- Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)
1981 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 69 28 41 .406 15.0 272 323 -51 L1 13-16 15-25 6 12 21 -- dnq
1981 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 68 21 47 .309 21.5 211 306 -95 L6 8-22 12-26 7 14 26 -- dnq
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1981 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 59 36 23 .610 0.0 273 227 46 W1 14-11 22-12 1 3 4 Yes dnq
1981 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 64 36 28 .563 2.5 275 273 2 L4 14-18 22-10 2 4 9 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Expos)
1981 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 63 34 29 .540 4.0 256 239 17 L2 12-20 22-9 3 5 12 Yes Lost NLCS (Dodgers)
1981 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 59 29 30 .492 7.0 242 219 23 W1 16-14 12-17 4 8 17 -- dnq
1981 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 62 23 39 .371 14.5 216 275 -59 L2 11-21 12-18 5 11 23 -- dnq
1981 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 64 21 43 .328 17.5 216 298 -82 W1 2-21 18-23 6 12 24 -- dnq
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1981 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 65 40 25 .615 0.0 294 269 25 W3 19-12 21-13 1 1 2 Yes dnq
1981 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 67 41 26 .612 0.0 280 209 71 L1 20-15 21-11 2 2 3 Yes Won World Series (Yankees)
1981 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 67 35 32 .522 6.0 237 214 23 W2 19-17 16-15 3 6 13 -- Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
1981 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 65 33 32 .508 7.0 244 268 -24 W2 19-16 13-17 4 7 15 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 69 32 37 .464 10.0 262 258 4 L1 18-21 14-16 5 9 19 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 66 25 41 .379 15.5 221 267 -46 L1 13-22 12-19 6 10 22 -- 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 team name statusshort Transaction Description
Willie Montanez Pittsburgh Pirates Hist Traded from Montreal Expos to Pittsburgh Pirates for John Milner
John Milner Montreal Expos Hist Traded from Pittsburgh Pirates to Montreal Expos for Willie Montanez
Steve Stone Baltimore Orioles Hist Activated from Disabled List
3 record(s)