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Tuesday May 23,1961This date in baseball
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Games on 1961-05-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox1Baltimore Orioles3BoxBilly HoeftBilly PierceHoyt Wilhelm
Washington Senators II7Kansas City Athletics3BoxEd HobaughRay HerbertMarty Kutyna
Detroit Tigers5Minnesota Twins2BoxHank AguirreRay Moore(none)
Philadelphia Phillies2Chicago Cubs1BoxFrank SullivanGlen HobbieChris Short
Los Angeles Dodgers0Cincinnati Reds2BoxKen HuntDon DrysdaleBill Henry
Pittsburgh Pirates0Milwaukee Braves1BoxLew BurdetteBobby Shantz(none)
San Francisco Giants4St. Louis Cardinals12BoxRay SadeckiSam Jones(none)

Standings as of 1961-05-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers372611.703--2291408916-510-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium1257550.600
225Cleveland Indians362115.5834.51581332513-88-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1255768.456
337New York Yankees341816.5296.5155142138-1010-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I1289137.711
448Baltimore Orioles382018.5266.5164170-612-87-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium1247549.605
559Minnesota Twins361818.5007.5167181-148-510-13L4T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1245272.419
6611Washington Senators II381820.4748.5122135-1312-106-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium1234380.350
7713Boston Red Sox331419.42410.0116143-277-128-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1296267.481
8814Kansas City Athletics311318.41910.0135170-354-89-10L5T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium1304882.369
9915Chicago White Sox351421.40011.0144158-146-118-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park1277255.567
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants342113.618--1631313210-411-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park1206456.533
223Los Angeles Dodgers382315.605--1831641912-511-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum1166650.569
334Pittsburgh Pirates321913.5941.0139129109-710-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field1225666.459
446Cincinnati Reds352015.5711.5131118139-1011-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field1197346.613
5510Milwaukee Braves321616.5004.0144146-29-87-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium1226755.549
6612St. Louis Cardinals321418.4386.012611797-117-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park1226656.541
7716Chicago Cubs341222.3539.0106153-474-158-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field1205268.433
8817Philadelphia Phillies331023.30310.5107141-345-105-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1213784.306