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Wednesday May 20,1981This date in baseball
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Games on 1981-05-20

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
California Angels3Baltimore Orioles5BoxDennis MartinezMike WittTippy Martinez
Oakland Athletics3Boston Red Sox5BoxBob StanleySteve McCattyTom Burgmeier
Seattle Mariners3Cleveland Indians1BoxBrian AllardLen BarkerShane Rawley
Texas Rangers4Detroit Tigers8BoxJack MorrisFergie Jenkins(none)
Minnesota Twins1Milwaukee Brewers6BoxJim SlatonAlbert WilliamsRollie Fingers
Kansas City Royals4New York Yankees5BoxBill CastroDan Quisenberry(none)
Chicago White Sox6Toronto Blue Jays5BoxEd FarmerJoey McLaughlinLaMarr Hoyt
Cincinnati Reds10Chicago Cubs7BoxJoe PriceLee SmithTom Hume
Philadelphia Phillies2Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxSteve HoweTug McGraw(none)
Atlanta Braves1Pittsburgh Pirates6BoxRick RhodenBob WalkEnrique Romo
Montreal Expos6San Diego Padres2BoxSteve RogersSteve Mura(none)
New York Mets4San Francisco Giants3BoxJeff ReardonGreg Minton(none)
Houston Astros4St. Louis Cardinals3BoxJoe NiekroBruce SutterJoe Sambito

Standings as of 1981-05-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles332211.667--152116369-713-4W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium723735.514
224Cleveland Indians301911.6331.5101911011-48-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium733340.452
347New York Yankees362214.6111.51391142510-912-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I713734.521
4610Milwaukee Brewers341915.5593.51521331911-78-8W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium754332.573
5713Boston Red Sox351916.5434.0163175-1211-78-9W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park734033.548
61016Detroit Tigers361818.5005.5136146-1010-98-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium734231.575
71323Toronto Blue Jays381226.31612.5126163-377-105-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium682543.368
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Oakland Athletics402515.625--1741294512-813-7L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum693930.565
259Chicago White Sox341915.5593.0159132278-1011-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park723537.486
3812Texas Rangers351916.5433.5171154177-1012-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium703832.543
4917California Angels402020.5005.01761601612-88-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium703139.443
51121Minnesota Twins361224.33311.0126161-356-105-15L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium732944.397
61222Seattle Mariners371225.32411.5130186-565-127-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome723240.444
71424Kansas City Royals30921.30011.091136-456-113-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium734132.562
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123St. Louis Cardinals312011.645--159127329-511-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II713932.549
236Philadelphia Phillies372314.622--161139229-914-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium703634.514
3511Montreal Expos362016.5562.5146150-47-1013-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium724032.556
4919Pittsburgh Pirates311516.4845.01201081210-84-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium713140.437
51125New York Mets34925.26512.5100159-593-136-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium693237.464
61226Chicago Cubs34628.17615.587162-751-164-13L9T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field693237.464
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers382711.711--148955313-614-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium723636.500
248Cincinnati Reds362214.6114.01631362712-610-8W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium724428.611
3614Atlanta Braves371918.5147.5144139511-87-11L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium693138.449
4715San Francisco Giants412120.5127.5144139511-910-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonSpec RichardsonCandlestick Park703535.500
5818Houston Astros381919.5008.01331161711-88-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome724230.583
61020San Diego Padres391524.38512.5130165-357-148-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium712645.366

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Mike PattersonOF23.114Traded by Athletics with Chuck Dougherty and Dave Revering to Yankees for Tom Underwood and Jim Spencer. 
Dave Revering1B28.097Traded by Athletics with Chuck Dougherty and Mike Patterson to Yankees for Tom Underwood and Jim Spencer. 
Jim Spencer1B33.295Traded by Yankees with Tom Underwood to Athletics for Chuck Dougherty, Mike Patterson and Dave Revering. 
Tom UnderwoodP27.149Traded by Yankees with Jim Spencer to Athletics for Chuck Dougherty, Mike Patterson and Dave Revering.