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Friday June 9,1961This date in baseball
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Games on 1961-06-09

Top1961 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALCleveland Indians5Detroit Tigers4Boxscore - PBP943,4272:20Bobby LockePhil ReganBarry Latman (5-0)Paul Foytack (3-4)-Jimmy DykesBob ScheffingTiger Stadium
ALKansas City Athletics6New York Yankees8Boxscore - PBP922,4182:34Ray HerbertJim CoatesLuis Arroyo (2-2)Ray Herbert (3-6)-Joe GordonRalph HoukYankee Stadium I
ALChicago White Sox0Washington Senators II1Boxscore - PBP1002:30Cal McLishDick DonovanDick Donovan (2-5)Warren Hacker (1-1)-Al LopezMickey VernonGriffith Stadium
ALChicago White Sox9Washington Senators II10Boxscore - PBP99,8852:58Bob ShawBennie DanielsJohnny Klippstein (1-0)Frank Baumann (4-5)-Al LopezMickey VernonGriffith Stadium
NLMilwaukee Braves10Chicago Cubs11Boxscore - PBP97,9123:20Bob BuhlDon CardwellBob Anderson (3-5)Warren Spahn (6-6)-Chuck DressenEl TappeWrigley Field
NLPhiladelphia Phillies1Los Angeles Dodgers3Boxscore - PBP919,1102:34Frank SullivanDon DrysdaleDon Drysdale (4-3)Frank Sullivan (2-7)-Gene MauchWalter AlstonLos Angeles Memor
NLPittsburgh Pirates6San Francisco Giants9Boxscore - PBP927,8153:01Harvey HaddixJuan MarichalBobby Bolin (1-0)Roy Face (2-3)Stu Miller (4)Danny MurtaughAlvin Dark3Com Park at Cand
NLPittsburgh Pirates6San Francisco Giants9Boxscore - PBP927,8153:01Harvey HaddixJuan MarichalBobby Bolin (1-0)Roy Face (2-3)Stu Miller (4)Danny MurtaughAlvin DarkCandlestick Park
NLCincinnati Reds4St. Louis Cardinals8Boxscore - PBP914,8142:41Jim O'TooleBob GibsonBob Gibson (3-3)Jim O'Toole (5-6)-Fred HutchinsonSolly HemusSportsman's Park
9 Games on this date

Standings as of 1961-06-09.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cleveland Indians533518.660--2741928220-915-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1084365.398
222Detroit Tigers553520.6361.03002227818-1016-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium1076641.617
333New York Yankees523121.5963.52682145412-1319-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I1107832.709
448Baltimore Orioles542826.5197.5210225-1515-1112-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium1086741.620
5510Washington Senators II542628.4819.5201225-2412-1214-16W2T S R Log Off Def SP Ed Doherty1073572.327
6611Boston Red Sox522527.4819.5199226-278-1517-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1105159.464
7712Kansas City Athletics502327.46010.5236272-3612-1711-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium1113873.342
8815Minnesota Twins522032.38514.5214275-619-1811-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1085058.463
9916Chicago White Sox501931.38014.5212230-187-1712-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park1126745.598
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Los Angeles Dodgers543222.593--2482351314-818-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum1005743.570
225Cincinnati Reds513021.5880.52151981713-1117-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field1036340.612
336San Francisco Giants512922.5691.52402132715-614-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park1035647.544
447Pittsburgh Pirates482523.5214.0207217-1012-1313-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field1065056.472
559St. Louis Cardinals492524.5104.5215187289-1615-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park1055550.524
6613Milwaukee Braves482226.4587.0222237-1511-1511-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium1066145.575
7714Chicago Cubs512031.39210.5204242-3811-209-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field1034459.427
8817Philadelphia Phillies481731.35412.0176198-2211-156-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1063076.283


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Wade BlasingameP17.200Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves.