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Tuesday September 5,1961This date in baseball
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Games on 1961-09-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers0Baltimore Orioles1BoxChuck EstradaDon MossiSteve Barber
Cleveland Indians9Boston Red Sox5BoxBarry LatmanGene ConleyWynn Hawkins
Chicago White Sox3Minnesota Twins3Box(none)
Washington Senators II1New York Yankees6BoxJim CoatesJoe McClain(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates8Chicago Cubs3BoxTom SturdivantGlen Hobbie(none)
San Francisco Giants2Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxStan WilliamsSam Jones(none)
Philadelphia Phillies4Milwaukee Braves5BoxLew BurdetteFrank Sullivan(none)
Cincinnati Reds5St. Louis Cardinals2BoxBob PurkeyBob Gibson(none)

Standings as of 1961-09-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1399346.669--71653618038-3155-15W6T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I23167.696
222Detroit Tigers1408753.6216.572056915142-2544-29L6T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium22148.636
335Baltimore Orioles1438459.58711.062652410243-2940-31W4T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium19118.579
447Chicago White Sox1417566.53219.06636273629-4346-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP Ed ShortComiskey Park211110.524
5510Cleveland Indians1397168.51122.06406291134-3237-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium22715.318
6612Boston Red Sox1426676.46528.5641713-7225-4841-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park201010.500
7713Minnesota Twins1376077.43832.0611677-6627-4332-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium231013.435
8815Washington Senators II1385187.37041.5547676-12922-4529-42L6T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium231013.435
9916Kansas City Athletics1405189.36442.5606773-16724-4927-40W3T S R Log Off Def SP Pat FridayMunicipal Stadium211011.476
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Cincinnati Reds1378255.599--6335825144-2838-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field17116.647
224Los Angeles Dodgers1317754.5882.06135724139-2638-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum231211.522
336Milwaukee Braves1347361.5457.56335775637-3236-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP Birdie TebbettsJohn McHaleCounty Stadium201010.500
448San Francisco Giants1327062.5309.56405647635-3335-29L4T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park22157.682
559St. Louis Cardinals1347064.52210.56095812828-3841-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park201010.500
6611Pittsburgh Pirates1306466.49214.55945732131-3233-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field241113.458
7714Chicago Cubs1355877.43023.0613690-7721-4536-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field19613.316
8817Philadelphia Phillies1354095.29641.0504700-19619-4620-50L1T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium19712.368


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Mike GarciaP37.293Released by Senators. 
Eddie WattP20.154Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Orioles.