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Games on 1981-04-17

Top1981 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALMinnesota Twins0California Angels4Boxscore - PBP925,7131:56Albert WilliamsKen ForschKen Forsch (1-0)Albert Williams (0-2)-Johnny GorylJim FregosiAngel Stadium of
ALBoston Red Sox8Chicago White Sox5Boxscore - PBP930,4583:04Dennis EckersleyRichard DotsonDennis Eckersley (1-0)Richard Dotson (0-1)Tom Burgmeier (1)Ralph HoukTony LaRussaComiskey Park
ALBaltimore Orioles3Kansas City Royals2Boxscore - PBP930,3672:47Steve StoneDennis LeonardTippy Martinez (1-0)Dennis Leonard (1-1)-Earl WeaverJim FreyKauffman Stadium
ALSeattle Mariners1Oakland Athletics16Boxscore - PBP950,2552:38Floyd BannisterSteve McCattySteve McCatty (2-0)Floyd Bannister (0-2)-Maury WillsBilly MartinOakland-Alameda C
ALNew York Yankees2Texas Rangers1Boxscore - PBP934,3332:18Ron GuidryDanny DarwinRon Guidry (1-1)Danny Darwin (0-2)Rich Gossage (2)Gene MichaelDon ZimmerArlington Stadium
ALDetroit Tigers8Toronto Blue Jays5Boxscore - PBP915,1963:32Howard BaileyLuis LealHoward Bailey (1-1)Luis Leal (1-1)Kevin Saucier (1)Sparky AndersonBobby MattickExhibition Stadiu
NLSan Francisco Giants6Atlanta Braves2Boxscore - PBP914,0282:52Doyle AlexanderGaylord PerryDoyle Alexander (2-0)Gaylord Perry (0-1)-Frank RobinsonBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLSt. Louis Cardinals9Cincinnati Reds5Boxscore - PBP922,9612:53Lary SorensenMike LaCossLary Sorensen (2-0)Mike LaCoss (0-1)-Whitey HerzogJohn McNamaraCinergy Field
NLPittsburgh Pirates4Houston Astros3Boxscore - PBP939,1192:28Rick RhodenDon SuttonRick Rhoden (2-0)Don Sutton (0-2)Enrique Romo (2)Chuck TannerBill VirdonAstrodome
NLChicago Cubs2Philadelphia Phillies6Boxscore - PBP921,9482:47Ken KravecLarry ChristensonLarry Christenson (1-1)Ken Kravec (0-1)-Joey AmalfitanoDallas GreenVeterans Stadium
NLLos Angeles Dodgers2San Diego Padres3Boxscore - PBP1026,1572:33Rick SutcliffeJuan EichelbergerTim Lollar (1-0)Steve Howe (0-1)-Tom LasordaFrank HowardQualcomm Stadium
11 Games on this date

Standings as of 1981-04-17.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Detroit Tigers761.857--3420144-02-1W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1025448.529
236New York Yankees642.6671.5281992-12-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I1015546.545
4510Boston Red Sox532.6002.0242131-02-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1035647.544
3411Baltimore Orioles532.6002.0171702-11-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1005644.560
6815Milwaukee Brewers523.4003.01819-12-20-1L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1046044.577
5916Cleveland Indians523.4003.01220-82-10-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium985048.510
71223Toronto Blue Jays725.2864.02331-81-21-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium993564.354
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics9901.000--4913368-01-0W9T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1005545.550
268Chicago White Sox532.6004.0282351-12-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1015150.505
3713California Angels945.4445.03540-53-11-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1014754.465
41020Texas Rangers624.3335.52028-81-21-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium995544.556
51122Seattle Mariners725.2866.03349-160-12-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome1024260.412
61324Kansas City Royals514.2006.01420-61-10-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium984949.500
71426Minnesota Twins716.1437.01429-151-20-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1024062.392
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Montreal Expos431.750--201281-12-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1045747.548
235Philadelphia Phillies752.7140.5302191-24-0W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1005446.540
3612New York Mets532.6000.51112-12-11-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium983860.388
459St. Louis Cardinals532.6000.5261972-11-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II975641.577
51019Pittsburgh Pirates624.3332.01925-61-31-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium964452.458
61225Chicago Cubs615.1673.01023-130-31-2L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field973760.381
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers761.857--2915143-13-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1035746.553
247Cincinnati Reds853.6251.53723144-21-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1006139.610
3714Atlanta Braves734.4293.01625-91-22-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium994752.475
4818San Diego Padres835.3753.51935-162-21-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium1023864.373
5917San Francisco Giants835.3753.52431-71-02-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonSpec RichardsonCandlestick Park1035350.515
61121Houston Astros725.2864.0202000-32-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome1035944.573


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Bobby BondsOF35.033Signed as Free Agent by Rangers. 
David ClydeP25.361Signed as Free Agent by Astros. 
Dave LaRocheP32.338Signed as Free Agent by Yankees. 
Don StanhouseP30.064Released by Dodgers.