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Sunday August 20,1961This 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 1961-08-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees6Cleveland Indians0BoxRalph TerryJim Perry(none)
New York Yankees5Cleveland Indians2BoxRollie SheldonGary Bell(none)
Boston Red Sox1Detroit Tigers6BoxFrank LaryGene Conley(none)
Boston Red Sox6Detroit Tigers7BoxTerry FoxTracy Stallard(none)
Chicago White Sox5Kansas City Athletics3BoxRuss KemmererJim ArcherWarren Hacker
Chicago White Sox7Kansas City Athletics0BoxJuan PizarroArt Ditmar(none)
Baltimore Orioles9Washington Senators II3BoxChuck EstradaDick Donovan(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates0Chicago Cubs1BoxDon CardwellBob Friend(none)
St. Louis Cardinals7Cincinnati Reds4BoxRay SadeckiSherman Jones(none)
Philadelphia Phillies2Milwaukee Braves5BoxWarren SpahnChris Short(none)
Philadelphia Phillies7Milwaukee Braves4BoxJohn BuzhardtCarl Willey(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers8San Francisco Giants11BoxJack SanfordSandy KoufaxDick LeMay

Standings as of 1961-08-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1248242.661--64749115633-2749-15W3T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I382711.711
222Detroit Tigers1248044.6452.064851613236-1843-27W4T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium382117.553
335Baltimore Orioles1267353.57910.05514718037-2535-29W5T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium362214.611
449Chicago White Sox1236360.51218.55725502222-3941-21W3T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park392316.590
558Cleveland Indians1236360.51218.55725601227-2636-34L3T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium381523.395
6612Boston Red Sox1285771.44527.0568646-7819-4538-26L6T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park341915.559
7713Minnesota Twins1225369.43428.0558622-6425-4228-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium381721.447
8815Washington Senators II1205070.41730.0498572-7422-3928-31L3T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium411130.268
9916Kansas City Athletics1234479.35837.5509678-16922-4722-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneMunicipal Stadium381721.447
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Cincinnati Reds1227547.615--5725046840-2535-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field321814.563
224Los Angeles Dodgers1166947.5953.05515094234-1935-28L7T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum382018.526
336San Francisco Giants1176552.5567.55774938430-2335-29W3T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park372017.541
447Milwaukee Braves1176453.5478.55565074932-2632-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium371918.514
5510St. Louis Cardinals1196059.50413.5528522626-3633-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park352015.571
6611Pittsburgh Pirates1155659.48715.55305102028-3028-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field391920.487
7714Chicago Cubs1195168.42922.5552626-7418-4132-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field351322.371
8817Philadelphia Phillies1193287.26941.5435630-19519-4512-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium351520.429