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Friday August 18,1961This date in baseball
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Games on 1961-08-18

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees1Cleveland Indians5BoxMudcat GrantJim Coates(none)
Boston Red Sox0Detroit Tigers5BoxRon KlineBill Monbouquette(none)
Chicago White Sox1Kansas City Athletics3BoxBob ShawRay HerbertEd Rakow
Baltimore Orioles3Washington Senators II2BoxSteve BarberJoe McClain(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates1Chicago Cubs2BoxDick EllsworthTom Sturdivant(none)
St. Louis Cardinals3Cincinnati Reds6BoxKen JohnsonBob Gibson(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1Milwaukee Braves4BoxLew BurdetteJim Owens(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers1San Francisco Giants2BoxStu MillerLarry Sherry(none)

Standings as of 1961-08-18

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1217942.653--63348714630-2749-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I413011.732
222Detroit Tigers1217744.6362.063250712536-1840-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium412417.585
335Baltimore Orioles1247153.5739.55374686935-2535-29W3T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium382414.632
448Cleveland Indians1206357.52515.55685462227-2636-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium411526.366
5510Chicago White Sox1206060.50018.55555441119-3941-21L3T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park422616.619
6612Boston Red Sox1255768.45624.0559630-7119-4238-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park371918.514
7714Minnesota Twins1205169.42527.5544612-6823-4228-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium401921.475
8815Washington Senators II1185068.42427.5495558-6322-3928-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium431132.256
9916Kansas City Athletics1204476.36734.5503661-15822-4722-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium411724.415
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Cincinnati Reds1207446.617--5654966940-2534-21W5T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field341915.559
224Los Angeles Dodgers1146945.6052.05434935034-1735-28L5T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum402020.500
336San Francisco Giants1156352.5488.55614857630-2333-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park392217.564
447Milwaukee Braves1146252.5449.05434954832-2630-26W8T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium402119.525
559St. Louis Cardinals1175958.50413.5520515525-3533-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park372116.568
6611Pittsburgh Pirates1135558.48715.55265062027-2928-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field412021.488
7713Chicago Cubs1175067.42722.5548622-7418-4131-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field371423.378
8817Philadelphia Phillies1163185.26741.0423617-19418-4312-43L21T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium381622.421


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Pete WhisenantOF31.247Released by Reds.