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Friday September 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 1961-09-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Washington Senators II1Baltimore Orioles2BoxHoyt WilhelmPete Burnside(none)
Washington Senators II2Baltimore Orioles4BoxDick HallEd Hobaugh(none)
Detroit Tigers2Boston Red Sox9BoxMike FornielesJim Bunning(none)
Minnesota Twins4Kansas City Athletics6BoxDave WickershamJim KaatJohn Wyatt
Cleveland Indians1New York Yankees9BoxBill StaffordGary Bell(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1Chicago Cubs4BoxDick EllsworthArt Mahaffey(none)
St. Louis Cardinals2Cincinnati Reds3BoxJim BrosnanErnie Broglio(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2Milwaukee Braves1BoxBob FriendBob Hendley(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers3San Francisco Giants7BoxMike McCormickJohnny Podres(none)

Standings as of 1961-09-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1429646.676--74054020038-3158-15W9T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I20137.650
222Detroit Tigers1428755.6139.072658614042-2744-29L8T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium20146.700
334Baltimore Orioles1468759.59611.063853010843-2943-31W7T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium1688.500
447Chicago White Sox1447866.54219.06786354332-4346-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP Ed ShortComiskey Park18810.444
5510Cleveland Indians1427171.50025.0648654-634-3537-36L3T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium19712.368
6612Boston Red Sox1456976.47628.5667723-5625-4844-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park17710.412
7714Minnesota Twins1406080.42935.0620693-7327-4432-37L5T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium201010.500
8815Kansas City Athletics1415289.36943.5612777-16524-4928-40W4T S R Log Off Def SP Pat FridayMunicipal Stadium20911.450
9916Washington Senators II1425191.35945.0553696-14322-4929-42L10T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium19109.526
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Cincinnati Reds1398356.597--6415954644-2939-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field15105.667
225Los Angeles Dodgers1337855.5862.06255844139-2739-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum211110.524
336Milwaukee Braves1367462.5447.56355795637-3237-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP Birdie TebbettsJohn McHaleCounty Stadium1899.500
448San Francisco Giants1347163.5309.56525767635-3436-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park20146.700
559St. Louis Cardinals1367165.52210.56225893328-3942-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park1899.500
6611Pittsburgh Pirates1336667.49614.06055852033-3333-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field21912.429
7713Chicago Cubs1386078.43522.5628700-7221-4538-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field16412.250
8817Philadelphia Phillies1374097.29242.0505705-20019-4820-50L3T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium17710.412


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Chuck TannerOF32.066Purchased by Angels from Indians. 
Vic WertzOF-1B36.211Claimed on waivers by Tigers from Red Sox.