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Friday May 12,1961This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Games on 1961-05-12

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Athletics1Chicago White Sox2BoxEarly WynnNorm Bass(none)
Baltimore Orioles4Cleveland Indians2BoxJack FisherJohnny Antonelli(none)
Detroit Tigers4New York Yankees3BoxFrank LaryJim Coates(none)
Boston Red Sox2Washington Senators II1BoxBill MonbouquettePete Burnside(none)
Chicago Cubs2Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxSandy KoufaxDon CardwellTurk Farrell
St. Louis Cardinals5Philadelphia Phillies1BoxErnie BroglioJohn Buzhardt(none)
Cincinnati Reds5Pittsburgh Pirates8BoxBobby ShantzMarshall Bridges(none)
Milwaukee Braves5San Francisco Giants4BoxWarren SpahnSam Jones(none)

Standings as of 1961-05-12

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers26197.731--159102579-110-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium1368254.603
224New York Yankees241410.5834.010693138-86-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I1389543.688
335Baltimore Orioles261511.5774.01281131510-44-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium1368056.588
449Minnesota Twins251312.5205.5118139-217-46-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1355778.422
5511Cleveland Indians241212.5006.0989178-64-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1376671.482
6612Kansas City Athletics20911.4507.0104106-22-47-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium1415289.369
7713Boston Red Sox22913.4098.087102-157-93-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1406773.479
8814Chicago White Sox23914.3918.599113-144-65-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park1397762.554
9916Washington Senators II271017.3709.573104-317-73-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium1345183.381
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants24159.625--10886229-36-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park1307060.538
223Los Angeles Dodgers281711.607--141123188-49-7W5T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum1267254.571
336Pittsburgh Pirates231310.5651.5999636-57-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field1316269.473
447Cincinnati Reds251411.5601.59679176-98-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field1297950.612
558Milwaukee Braves211110.5242.597101-45-36-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium1337261.541
6610St. Louis Cardinals221111.5003.0959055-56-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park1326963.523
7715Chicago Cubs24915.3756.082107-253-116-4L7T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field1305575.423
8817Philadelphia Phillies25619.2409.575111-364-102-9L10T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1294188.318


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Frank Leja1B25.095Purchased by Twins from Yankees.