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Games on 1981-06-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians2California Angels10BoxGeoff ZahnDan Spillner(none)
Toronto Blue Jays2Chicago White Sox6BoxDennis LampJim ClancyKevin Hickey
New York Yankees8Kansas City Royals3BoxDave RighettiRich Gale(none)
Milwaukee Brewers0Minnesota Twins1BoxRoger EricksonMike CaldwellDoug Corbett
Boston Red Sox0Seattle Mariners2BoxFloyd BannisterJohn Tudor(none)
Detroit Tigers1Texas Rangers8BoxRick HoneycuttDan Schatzeder(none)
Houston Astros3Philadelphia Phillies4BoxDick RuthvenDon SuttonTug McGraw

Standings as of 1981-06-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Yankees533320.623--2111842714-1319-7W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I542628.481
247Baltimore Orioles503020.6001.52191932613-1317-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium552926.527
359Milwaukee Brewers533023.5663.02342102416-1214-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium563224.571
4712Cleveland Indians482622.5424.51821711116-910-13L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium552629.473
5813Boston Red Sox532825.5285.0242246-416-1312-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park553124.564
6915Detroit Tigers542826.5195.5205215-1013-1415-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium553223.582
71425Toronto Blue Jays551639.29118.0177251-749-197-20L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium512130.412
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Texas Rangers523220.615--2542005412-1120-9W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium532528.472
234Oakland Athletics573522.6140.52411855615-1220-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum522923.558
3610Chicago White Sox502822.5603.02381865213-1415-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park562630.464
41018California Angels572829.4916.52522391317-1011-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium532330.434
51121Kansas City Royals471829.38311.5159213-5410-148-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium563224.571
61222Seattle Mariners552035.36413.5202270-689-1511-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome542430.444
71324Minnesota Twins541737.31516.0173226-538-198-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium552431.436
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Philadelphia Phillies533221.604--2312171413-1419-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium542727.500
248St. Louis Cardinals482820.5831.52211952610-1018-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II543123.574
3511Pittsburgh Pirates472621.5533.02041683614-1111-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium552035.364
4614Montreal Expos522725.5194.5200207-79-1818-7L5T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium563323.589
51123New York Mets491732.34713.0169221-527-1810-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium542430.444
61226Chicago Cubs511338.25518.0164253-892-2110-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field522527.481
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers543519.648--2311617018-1117-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium562828.500
226Cincinnati Reds533221.6042.52472252215-1017-11W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium553421.618
3716Houston Astros552827.5097.51881682014-1314-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome553322.600
4817Atlanta Braves522626.5008.0198206-814-1111-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium542430.444
5919San Francisco Giants562729.4829.0216209714-1513-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonSpec RichardsonCandlestick Park552926.527
61020San Diego Padres542133.38914.0184223-3910-2011-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium562036.357


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Rafael Landestoy2B-SS28.011Traded by Astros to Reds for Harry Spilman. 
Harry Spilman1B26.325Traded by Reds to Astros for Rafael Landestoy.