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Thursday April 9,1981This date in baseball
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1981 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
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Month Day Year

Games on 1981-04-09

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Toronto Blue Jays2Detroit Tigers6BoxJack MorrisJoey McLaughlin(none)
Oakland Athletics5Minnesota Twins1BoxMike NorrisJerry Koosman(none)
Texas Rangers3New York Yankees10BoxTommy JohnJon Matlack(none)
California Angels6Seattle Mariners2BoxGeoff ZahnGlenn Abbott(none)
New York Mets2Chicago Cubs0BoxPat ZachryRick ReuschelNeil Allen
Houston Astros0Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxFernando ValenzuelaJoe Niekro(none)
Montreal Expos6Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxWoodie FrymanKent Tekulve(none)
San Diego Padres4San Francisco Giants1BoxGary LucasAl HollandJohn Littlefield

Standings as of 1981-04-09

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
244New York Yankees1101.000--10370-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I1065848.547
128Detroit Tigers1101.000--6240-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1085949.546
3511Toronto Blue Jays101.0001.026-40-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1053768.352
51319Boston Red Sox000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1085949.546
7923Milwaukee Brewers000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1096247.569
61121Cleveland Indians000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1035251.505
41424Baltimore Orioles000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1055946.562
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133Oakland Athletics1101.000--5141-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1086345.583
211California Angels1101.000--6241-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1095059.459
5612Texas Rangers101.0001.0310-70-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1045747.548
3818Minnesota Twins101.0001.015-40-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1084167.380
4713Seattle Mariners101.0001.026-40-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome1084464.407
71020Kansas City Royals000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1035053.485
61225Chicago White Sox000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1065452.509
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
215New York Mets1101.000--2021-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium1024062.392
126Montreal Expos1101.000--6511-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1075948.551
4916Philadelphia Phillies101.0001.023-10-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1065947.557
51015Pittsburgh Pirates101.0001.056-10-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1014655.455
3717Chicago Cubs101.0001.002-20-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1023864.373
61222St. Louis Cardinals000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II1025943.578
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
237Los Angeles Dodgers1101.000--2020-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1096247.569
352San Diego Padres1101.000--4131-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium1094069.367
149Cincinnati Reds1101.000--3210-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1076542.607
4610Houston Astros101.0001.002-20-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome1096148.560
5814San Francisco Giants101.0001.014-30-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonSpec RichardsonCandlestick Park1105654.509
61126Atlanta Braves000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1065056.472

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Dell AlstonOF28.199Released by Indians. 
Tom FilerP24.129Returned to Yankees. 
Dave HeaverloP30.227Signed as Free Agent by Athletics. 
Jim LentineOF26.267Signed as Free Agent by Indians. 
Bo McLaughlinP27.168Signed as Free Agent by Athletics.