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Thursday August 21,1980This 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 1980-08-21

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles7California Angels1BoxScott McGregorChris Knapp(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Chicago White Sox5BoxLaMarr HoytJesse JeffersonEd Farmer
Cleveland Indians4Kansas City Royals3BoxRick WaitsSteve BusbyVictor Cruz
Detroit Tigers3Minnesota Twins5BoxAlbert WilliamsMilt WilcoxDoug Corbett
Detroit Tigers4Minnesota Twins2BoxJack MorrisRoger Erickson(none)
Boston Red Sox5Oakland Athletics1BoxJohn TudorRick Langford(none)
New York Yankees4Seattle Mariners6BoxDave RobertsGaylord PerryShane Rawley
Chicago Cubs4Atlanta Braves6BoxPhil NiekroMike KrukowRick Camp
Pittsburgh Pirates5Houston Astros12BoxJoe SambitoBert Blyleven(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers5Montreal Expos4BoxSteve HoweStan Bahnsen(none)
San Francisco Giants1New York Mets5BoxPete FalconeVida Blue(none)
San Diego Padres8Philadelphia Phillies9BoxKevin SaucierDennis Kinney(none)

Standings as of 1980-08-21

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122New York Yankees1207347.608--61350211140-2433-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I423012.714
233Baltimore Orioles1197148.5971.556745611136-2535-23W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium432914.674
349Milwaukee Brewers1226656.5418.061548812733-2533-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium402020.500
4511Boston Red Sox1176255.5309.5559574-1536-2626-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park432122.488
5612Detroit Tigers1206357.52510.06095565331-3131-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium422121.500
6713Cleveland Indians1196257.52110.5556585-2929-3333-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium411724.415
71222Toronto Blue Jays1195069.42022.5462555-9324-3826-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium431726.395
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Kansas City Royals1217843.645--61949812141-2137-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium411922.463
2814Oakland Athletics1226359.51615.55044772727-3136-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum402020.500
3918Texas Rangers1215764.47121.05695561328-3229-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium401921.475
41020Minnesota Twins1225369.43425.5505579-7421-3832-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium392415.615
51121Chicago White Sox1205268.43325.5420532-11223-3327-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park401822.450
61325California Angels1194871.40329.0523610-8726-3022-41L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium411724.415
71426Seattle Mariners1214378.35535.0449602-15317-4226-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome411625.390
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Pittsburgh Pirates1216754.554--5094634629-3338-21L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium411625.390
247Philadelphia Phillies1186454.5421.55534827128-3036-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium442717.614
3610Montreal Expos1216556.5372.05185051327-3138-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium412516.610
4917New York Mets1215764.47110.0470512-4226-3231-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium411031.244
51019St. Louis Cardinals1185266.44113.55415142723-3629-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II442222.500
61224Chicago Cubs1194970.41217.0463528-6523-3926-31L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field431528.349
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Houston Astros1206753.558--4604322827-3240-21W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome432617.605
236Cincinnati Reds1226755.5491.05455301528-2938-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium402218.550
358Los Angeles Dodgers1206555.5422.04954385727-3538-20W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium432716.628
4715San Francisco Giants1216061.4967.5447461-1425-3935-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park401525.375
5816Atlanta Braves1205862.4839.0469514-4520-3838-24W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium412318.561
61123San Diego Padres1235172.41517.5412503-9121-4430-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium392217.564


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jose CardenalOF36.319Signed as Free Agent by Royals. 
Rawly EastwickP29.301Released by Royals. 
Ravelo ManzanilloP16.309Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates.