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Tuesday August 8,1961This 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 1961-08-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Athletics0Baltimore Orioles7BoxSteve BarberBob Shaw(none)
Kansas City Athletics6Baltimore Orioles5BoxNorm BassHoyt WilhelmBill Fischer
Minnesota Twins6Boston Red Sox5BoxCamilo PascualBill Monbouquette(none)
Detroit Tigers3Chicago White Sox0BoxJim BunningFrank Baumann(none)
Washington Senators II5Cleveland Indians6BoxWynn HawkinsDave Sisler(none)
Milwaukee Braves3Los Angeles Dodgers7BoxTurk FarrellLew Burdette(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates10Philadelphia Phillies2BoxHarvey HaddixArt Mahaffey(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates3Philadelphia Phillies2BoxTom SturdivantChris Short(none)
Chicago Cubs1San Francisco Giants8BoxJack SanfordDon Cardwell(none)
Cincinnati Reds5St. Louis Cardinals6BoxLindy McDanielBob Purkey(none)

Standings as of 1961-08-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1117338.658--59244614628-2445-14W6T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I513615.706
222Detroit Tigers1117140.6402.058547211333-1637-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium513021.588
335Baltimore Orioles1146450.56110.54924454732-2331-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium483117.646
447Cleveland Indians1125854.51815.55405162427-2631-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium492029.408
5510Chicago White Sox1115655.50517.05295151418-3638-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park513021.588
6612Boston Red Sox1165462.46621.5525589-6418-3636-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park462224.478
7713Washington Senators II1084662.42625.5451510-5922-3824-24L5T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium531538.283
8814Minnesota Twins1114764.42326.0495554-5923-3924-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium492326.469
9916Kansas City Athletics1114170.36932.0472616-14420-4121-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium502030.400
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Los Angeles Dodgers1066640.623--5194635634-1632-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum482325.479
224Cincinnati Reds1126844.6071.05214804135-2333-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field422517.595
336San Francisco Giants1075750.5339.55354587730-2327-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park472819.596
448Milwaukee Braves1055451.51411.54974653232-2522-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium492920.592
559St. Louis Cardinals1085553.50912.04974871021-3033-24W6T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park462521.543
6611Pittsburgh Pirates1025151.50013.04874652226-2425-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field522428.462
7715Chicago Cubs1074562.42121.5493577-8418-3726-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field471928.404
8817Philadelphia Phillies1073176.29035.5400554-15418-3512-42L12T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium471631.340