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Saturday August 5,1961This 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 1961-08-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Athletics4Boston Red Sox10BoxGene ConleyJerry Walker(none)
Washington Senators II3Chicago White Sox8BoxJuan PizarroJohnny Klippstein(none)
Cleveland Indians6Detroit Tigers7BoxPhil ReganGary BellJim Bunning
Minnesota Twins1New York Yankees2BoxJim CoatesJack Kralick(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates11Cincinnati Reds7BoxAl McBeanKen Hunt(none)
Chicago Cubs6Los Angeles Dodgers7BoxLarry SherryDon Cardwell(none)
Milwaukee Braves9San Francisco Giants3BoxBob BuhlSam Jones(none)
Philadelphia Phillies0St. Louis Cardinals7BoxCurt SimmonsPaul Brown(none)

Standings as of 1961-08-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1076938.645--57343314028-2441-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I554015.727
222Detroit Tigers1086939.6390.557546211332-1636-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium543222.593
335Baltimore Orioles1116249.5599.04754354032-2329-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium513318.647
448Cleveland Indians1095653.51414.05245042026-2530-28L4T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium522230.423
559Chicago White Sox1085454.50015.55215061518-3636-18W3T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park543222.593
6612Boston Red Sox1115160.45920.0506572-6618-3633-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park512526.490
7713Washington Senators II1054659.43822.0440496-5622-3524-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium561541.268
8814Minnesota Twins1064660.43422.5473529-5622-3524-25L4T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium542430.444
9916Kansas City Athletics1063967.36829.5459595-13618-3821-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium552233.400
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Cincinnati Reds1086741.620--5084585035-2132-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field462620.565
224Los Angeles Dodgers1046440.6151.05014564534-1630-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum502525.500
336Milwaukee Braves1035449.52410.54914543732-2322-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium512922.569
447San Francisco Giants1055550.52410.55234546930-2325-27L3T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park493019.612
5510St. Louis Cardinals1045153.49014.0480478221-3029-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park502921.580
6611Pittsburgh Pirates974750.48514.5460453722-2325-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field572829.491
7715Chicago Cubs1054560.42920.5488558-7018-3526-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field491930.388
8817Philadelphia Phillies1023171.30433.0392532-14018-3312-39L7T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium521636.308