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Saturday August 26,1961This date in baseball
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Games on 1961-08-26

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians5Chicago White Sox10BoxDon LarsenWynn Hawkins(none)
New York Yankees5Kansas City Athletics1BoxBill StaffordJerry Walker(none)
Baltimore Orioles7Minnesota Twins4BoxChuck EstradaAl SchrollWes Stock
Los Angeles Dodgers10Cincinnati Reds6BoxJohnny PodresJay HookRon Perranoski
Chicago Cubs7Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxBarney SchultzRoy FaceBob Anderson
San Francisco Giants5St. Louis Cardinals8BoxBob GibsonMike McCormickEd Bauta

Standings as of 1961-08-26

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1298544.659--67050816236-2949-15W2T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I33249.727
222Detroit Tigers1288345.6481.567052114939-1943-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium341816.529
335Baltimore Orioles1317655.58010.05754908540-2735-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium311912.613
449Chicago White Sox1286662.51618.55895672222-3944-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park342014.588
5510Cleveland Indians1286464.50020.5584589-527-2837-36L3T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium331419.424
6612Boston Red Sox1336172.45926.0599667-6820-4641-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park291514.517
7713Minnesota Twins1275572.43329.0574638-6427-4328-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium331518.455
8815Washington Senators II1245074.40332.5508595-8722-4228-32L7T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium371126.297
9916Kansas City Athletics1284682.35938.5523698-17522-4724-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP Pat FridayMunicipal Stadium331518.455
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Cincinnati Reds1287652.594--5935573640-2536-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field26179.654
224Los Angeles Dodgers1217150.5871.55805404036-2235-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum331815.545
336San Francisco Giants1236855.5535.562152110033-2635-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park311714.548
447Milwaukee Braves1226656.5417.05825325034-2932-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chuck DressenJohn McHaleCounty Stadium321715.531
558St. Louis Cardinals1246559.5249.05665422426-3638-24W6T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park301515.500
6611Pittsburgh Pirates1205961.49213.05465301628-3031-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field341618.471
7714Chicago Cubs1235271.42321.5563643-8019-4432-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field311219.387
8817Philadelphia Phillies1233588.28538.5461647-18619-4515-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium311219.387