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Wednesday August 12,1981This 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 1981-08-12

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals10Baltimore Orioles0BoxLarry GuraJim PalmerRenie Martin
Kansas City Royals3Baltimore Orioles4BoxScott McGregorJim WrightTim Stoddard
Chicago White Sox1Boston Red Sox8BoxBob OjedaLaMarr Hoyt(none)
Milwaukee Brewers4Cleveland Indians9BoxLen BarkerRandy Lerch(none)
Toronto Blue Jays4Detroit Tigers3BoxDave StiebJack MorrisRoy Lee Jackson
Oakland Athletics3Minnesota Twins4BoxDarrell JacksonBob OwchinkoDoug Corbett
Texas Rangers4New York Yankees5BoxDave LaRocheFergie JenkinsGeorge Frazier
California Angels4Seattle Mariners1BoxDon AaseDick Drago(none)
New York Mets7Chicago Cubs4BoxNeil AllenDick Tidrow(none)
Cincinnati Reds5Los Angeles Dodgers8BoxDave StewartTom SeaverSteve Howe
St. Louis Cardinals11Philadelphia Phillies3BoxBob SykesDick RuthvenMark Littell
Montreal Expos3Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxRay BurrisEddie SolomonBill Lee
Atlanta Braves4San Diego Padres3BoxRick CampJohn CurtisJohn Montefusco
Houston Astros5San Francisco Giants4BoxJoe SambitoAl HollandBilly Smith

Standings as of 1981-08-12

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Yankees593623.610--2332033015-1521-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I482325.479
259Baltimore Orioles573324.5792.02352241114-1619-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium482622.542
3610Milwaukee Brewers603426.5672.52672452219-1415-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium492821.571
4712Detroit Tigers603228.5334.5232232016-1416-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium492821.571
5813Boston Red Sox593128.5255.0269268118-1413-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park492821.571
61017Cleveland Indians542727.5006.5204200416-1111-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium492524.510
71425Toronto Blue Jays611843.29519.0199282-8311-217-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium451926.422
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Oakland Athletics633825.603--2602075316-1422-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum462620.565
237Chicago White Sox563323.5891.52622045815-1518-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park502129.420
348Texas Rangers583424.5861.52742235114-1420-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium472324.489
4915California Angels633231.5086.02762562018-1214-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium471928.404
51120Kansas City Royals532132.39612.0196237-4113-168-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium502921.580
61222Seattle Mariners612338.37714.0223295-729-1514-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome482127.438
71324Minnesota Twins602040.33316.5195249-548-1911-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium492128.429
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Philadelphia Phillies583523.603--2582471113-1422-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium492425.490
246St. Louis Cardinals543222.5931.02532134012-1120-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II482721.563
3511Montreal Expos583226.5523.02392192010-1822-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium502822.560
4614Pittsburgh Pirates522725.5195.02191873215-1211-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium501931.380
51123New York Mets552035.36413.5193247-5410-1810-17W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium482127.438
61226Chicago Cubs571641.28118.5190277-872-2113-21L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field462224.478
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers603822.633--2551827319-1319-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium502525.500
223Cincinnati Reds593623.6101.52742492519-1217-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium493019.612
4818Houston Astros603030.5008.02081951316-1614-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome503119.620
3716Atlanta Braves582929.5008.0213242-2917-1411-16W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium482127.438
5919San Francisco Giants622834.45211.0234237-314-1814-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonTom HallerCandlestick Park492821.571
61021San Diego Padres592336.39014.5200241-4112-2011-16L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium511833.353


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Tom PoquetteOF29.287Claimed on waivers by Rangers from Red Sox.