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Saturday May 23,1981This 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 1981-05-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox15California Angels4BoxRoss BaumgartenSteve Renko(none)
Baltimore Orioles9Detroit Tigers2BoxMike FlanaganDave RozemaSammy Stewart
Minnesota Twins0Kansas City Royals1BoxRenie MartinDon Cooper(none)
Boston Red Sox8Milwaukee Brewers1BoxMike TorrezRandy LerchMark Clear
Cleveland Indians2New York Yankees3BoxDave RighettiRick WaitsRon Davis
Toronto Blue Jays2Oakland Athletics3BoxJeff JonesLuis Leal(none)
Texas Rangers6Seattle Mariners4BoxSteve ComerShane RawleyJohn Henry Johnson
San Diego Padres6Atlanta Braves7BoxRick CampGary Lucas(none)
Montreal Expos4Chicago Cubs6BoxRick ReuschelRay BurrisDick Tidrow
Los Angeles Dodgers9Cincinnati Reds6BoxDave StewartPaul MoskauBobby Castillo
San Francisco Giants3Houston Astros5BoxFrank LaCorteEd Whitson(none)
Philadelphia Phillies6Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxMike ProlyKent TekulveRon Reed
New York Mets2St. Louis Cardinals8BoxBob ForschPete FalconeJim Kaat

Standings as of 1981-05-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles362412.667--1651224311-713-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium693534.507
236Cleveland Indians332013.6062.51131031012-58-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium703238.457
347New York Yankees382315.6052.01451232210-913-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I693633.522
469Boston Red Sox382216.5793.0181179213-79-9W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park703733.529
5813Milwaukee Brewers372017.5414.51641501411-79-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium724230.583
61019Detroit Tigers381820.4747.0140159-1910-98-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium714229.592
71424Toronto Blue Jays401228.30014.0130172-427-125-16L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium662541.379
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Oakland Athletics432716.628--1831364712-915-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum663729.561
258Chicago White Sox362115.5832.51831414210-1011-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park703337.471
3710Texas Rangers372116.5683.0183160239-1012-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium683632.529
4916California Angels432122.4886.0187184313-88-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium673037.448
51121Minnesota Twins391326.33312.0135170-357-125-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium702842.400
61222Seattle Mariners401327.32512.5142201-596-127-15L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome693138.449
71323Kansas City Royals321022.31311.592143-516-114-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium714031.563
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123St. Louis Cardinals342212.647--173139349-513-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II683731.544
235Philadelphia Phillies392415.6150.51681462210-1014-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium683533.515
3512Montreal Expos382117.5533.0156159-38-1113-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium703931.557
4918Pittsburgh Pirates331617.4855.51271151210-85-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium693039.435
51125New York Mets361026.27813.0111170-594-146-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium673136.463
61226Chicago Cubs37829.21615.5101173-721-166-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field663036.455
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers402911.725--1611035815-614-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium703436.486
2411Cincinnati Reds392217.5646.51721541812-710-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium694425.638
3614Atlanta Braves392019.5138.5153150311-88-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium673037.448
4715San Francisco Giants432221.5128.5153147612-1010-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonSpec RichardsonCandlestick Park683434.500
5817Houston Astros412021.4889.51421281411-99-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome694128.594
61020San Diego Padres411625.39013.5141174-338-158-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium692544.362


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Paul GibsonP21.140Signed as Free Agent by Tigers. 
Jose RomanP18.002Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians.