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Monday August 7,1961This date in baseball
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Games on 1961-08-07

Top1961 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALKansas City Athletics4Baltimore Orioles5Boxscore - PBP97,1062:28Art DitmarChuck EstradaChuck Estrada (9-6)Art Ditmar (2-7)Billy Hoeft (3)Hank BauerPaul RichardsMemorial Stadium
ALMinnesota Twins4Boston Red Sox5Boxscore - PBP902:44Don LeeIke DelockMike Fornieles (6-5)Don Lee (3-3)-Sam MelePinky HigginsFenway Park
ALMinnesota Twins4Boston Red Sox5Boxscore - PBP911,2412:29Jim KaatDon SchwallDon Schwall (13-2)Pedro Ramos (8-13)Arnold Earley (2)Sam MelePinky HigginsFenway Park
NLPittsburgh Pirates3Philadelphia Phillies1Boxscore - PBP95,5862:24Bob FriendJohn BuzhardtBob Friend (11-13)John Buzhardt (3-12)-Danny MurtaughGene MauchShibe Park
NLCincinnati Reds1St. Louis Cardinals5Boxscore - PBP915,8112:21Ken JohnsonLarry JacksonLarry Jackson (8-8)Ken Johnson (2-5)-Fred HutchinsonJohnny KeaneSportsman's Park
5 Games on this date

Standings as of 1961-08-07.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1107238.655--58744214528-2444-14W5T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I523715.712
222Detroit Tigers1107040.6362.058247211032-1637-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium523121.596
335Baltimore Orioles1126349.56310.04804394132-2330-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium503218.640
448Cleveland Indians1115754.51415.55345112327-2630-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium502129.420
559Chicago White Sox1105654.50916.05295121718-3638-18W5T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park523022.577
6612Boston Red Sox1155461.47020.5520583-6318-3636-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park472225.468
7713Washington Senators II1074661.43024.5446504-5822-3724-24L4T S R Log Off Def SP Ed Doherty541539.278
8815Minnesota Twins1104664.41826.0489549-6022-3924-25L8T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium502426.480
9916Kansas City Athletics1094069.36731.5466604-13819-4021-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium522131.404
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Los Angeles Dodgers1056540.619--5124605234-1631-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum492425.490
224Cincinnati Reds1116843.613--5164744235-2233-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field432518.581
336San Francisco Giants1065650.5289.55274577030-2326-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park482919.604
447Milwaukee Braves1045450.51910.54944583632-2422-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium502921.580
5510St. Louis Cardinals1075453.50512.0491482921-3032-24W5T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park472621.553
6611Pittsburgh Pirates1004951.49013.54744611324-2425-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field542628.481
7714Chicago Cubs1064561.42520.5492569-7718-3626-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field481929.396
8817Philadelphia Phillies1053174.29534.0396541-14518-3512-40L10T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium491633.327


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Willie HortonOF18.293Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.