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Monday December 8,1980This date in baseball
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Standings at end of 1980 season.

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RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees16210359.636--82066215850-3153-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I000
222Baltimore Orioles16210062.6173.080564016550-3150-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium000
349Milwaukee Brewers1628676.53117.081168212946-3440-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium000
4510Detroit Tigers1638578.52118.58307577341-4043-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium-1-10
5611Boston Red Sox1608377.51919.0757767-1047-3236-45L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park000
6815Cleveland Indians1607981.49423.0738807-6935-4644-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium000
71222Toronto Blue Jays1626795.41436.0624762-13832-4935-46W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133Kansas City Royals1629765.599--80969411548-3349-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium000
2713Oakland Athletics1628379.51214.06866424437-4446-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum000
3916Minnesota Twins1617784.47819.5670724-5433-4844-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium000
41017Texas Rangers1637687.46621.5756752437-4639-41W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium-20-2
51121Chicago White Sox1627290.44425.0587722-13533-4837-44W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park-2-20
61324California Angels1606595.40631.0698797-9935-4430-51L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium000
71426Seattle Mariners16359104.36238.5610793-18323-5936-45L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome-10-1
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Philadelphia Phillies1629171.562--7286398942-3949-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium000
247Montreal Expos1629072.5561.06946296539-4351-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium000
3612Pittsburgh Pirates1628379.5128.06666462036-4547-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium000
4919St. Louis Cardinals1627488.45717.07387102833-4841-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II000
51123New York Mets1626795.41424.0611702-9129-5138-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium000
61225Chicago Cubs1626498.39527.0614728-11427-5437-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field000
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Houston Astros1639370.571--6375894838-4455-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome000
225Los Angeles Dodgers1639271.5641.06635917237-4455-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium000
358Cincinnati Reds1639073.5523.07076703745-3644-38W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium-1-10
4714Atlanta Braves1618180.50311.0630660-3031-5050-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium000
5818San Francisco Giants1617586.46617.0573634-6131-4944-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park000
61020San Diego Padres1637390.44820.0591654-6328-5445-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium-10-1

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Chuck BakerSS-2B28.002Traded by Padres to Twins for Dave Edwards. 
Chris BourjosOF27.053Traded by Giants with Bob Knepper to Astros for Enos Cabell. 
Enos Cabell3B-1B31.061Traded by Astros to Giants for Chris Bourjos and Bob Knepper. 
Paul DadeOF-3B29.001Released by Padres. 
Dave EdwardsOF26.287Traded by Twins to Padres for Chuck Baker. 
Rollie FingersP34.105Traded by Padres with Bob Geren, Gene Tenace and Bob Shirley to Cardinals for Al Olmsted, Kim Seaman, John Urrea, John Littlefield, Mike Phillips, Steve Swisher and Terry Kennedy. 
Terry KennedyC24.187Traded by Cardinals with Al Olmsted, Kim Seaman, John Urrea, John Littlefield, Mike Phillips and Steve Swisher to Padres for Bob Geren, Gene Tenace, Bob Shirley and Rollie Fingers. 
Bob KnepperP26.197Traded by Giants with Chris Bourjos to Astros for Enos Cabell. 
John LittlefieldP26.337Traded by Cardinals with Al Olmsted, Kim Seaman, John Urrea, Mike Phillips, Steve Swisher and Terry Kennedy to Padres for Bob Geren, Gene Tenace, Bob Shirley and Rollie Fingers. 
Joe Morgan2B37.080Released by Astros. 
Al OlmstedP23.265Traded by Cardinals with Kim Seaman, John Urrea, John Littlefield, Mike Phillips, Steve Swisher and Terry Kennedy to Padres for Bob Geren, Gene Tenace, Bob Shirley and Rollie Fingers. 
Mike PhillipsSS-2B30.111Traded by Cardinals with Al Olmsted, Kim Seaman, John Urrea, John Littlefield, Steve Swisher and Terry Kennedy to Padres for Bob Geren, Gene Tenace, Bob Shirley and Rollie Fingers. 
Kim SeamanP23.216Traded by Cardinals with Al Olmsted, John Urrea, John Littlefield, Mike Phillips, Steve Swisher and Terry Kennedy to Padres for Bob Geren, Gene Tenace, Bob Shirley and Rollie Fingers. 
Bob ShirleyP26.166Traded by Padres with Bob Geren, Gene Tenace and Rollie Fingers to Cardinals for Al Olmsted, Kim Seaman, John Urrea, John Littlefield, Mike Phillips, Steve Swisher and Terry Kennedy. 
Dan SpillnerP29.011Signed as Free Agent by Indians. 
Steve SwisherC29.121Traded by Cardinals with Al Olmsted, Kim Seaman, John Urrea, John Littlefield, Mike Phillips and Terry Kennedy to Padres for Bob Geren, Gene Tenace, Bob Shirley and Rollie Fingers. 
Gene TenaceC-1B34.059Traded by Padres with Bob Geren, Bob Shirley and Rollie Fingers to Cardinals for Al Olmsted, Kim Seaman, John Urrea, John Littlefield, Mike Phillips, Steve Swisher and Terry Kennedy. 
John UrreaP25.302Traded by Cardinals with Al Olmsted, Kim Seaman, John Littlefield, Mike Phillips, Steve Swisher and Terry Kennedy to Padres for Bob Geren, Gene Tenace, Bob Shirley and Rollie Fingers.