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Games on 1981-08-19

Top1981 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALBaltimore Orioles3California Angels6Boxscore - PBP924,1582:23Mike FlanaganSteve RenkoSteve Renko (5-3)Mike Flanagan (8-5)Don Aase (7)Earl WeaverGene MauchAngel Stadium of
ALMinnesota Twins0Detroit Tigers4Boxscore - PBP916,9602:25Darrell JacksonDan SchatzederDan Schatzeder (5-5)Darrell Jackson (1-2)Dave Tobik (1)Billy GardnerSparky AndersonTiger Stadium
ALToronto Blue Jays9Kansas City Royals4Boxscore - PBP928,1742:57Juan BerenguerDennis LeonardJuan Berenguer (2-4)Dennis Leonard (7-8)-Bobby MattickJim FreyKauffman Stadium
ALChicago White Sox6New York Yankees5Boxscore - PBP930,4213:05Richard DotsonTommy JohnDennis Lamp (4-1)Rudy May (4-7)Ed Farmer (10)Tony LaRussaGene MichaelYankee Stadium I
ALBoston Red Sox2Oakland Athletics4Boxscore - PBP915,1342:13Frank TananaMatt KeoughMatt Keough (7-3)Frank Tanana (3-5)-Ralph HoukBilly MartinOakland-Alameda C
ALCleveland Indians3Seattle Mariners4Boxscore - PBP107,8002:55John DennyJerry GleatonShane Rawley (2-3)Sid Monge (1-3)-Dave GarciaRene LachemannThe Kingdome
ALMilwaukee Brewers1Texas Rangers4Boxscore - PBP913,9082:04Jim SlatonDoc MedichDoc Medich (6-3)Jim Slaton (4-5)Jim Kern (3)Buck RodgersDon ZimmerArlington Stadium
NLNew York Mets2Atlanta Braves5Boxscore - PBP96,0802:24Mike ScottTommy BoggsTommy Boggs (3-10)Mike Scott (3-6)Rick Camp (10)Joe TorreBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLLos Angeles Dodgers3Chicago Cubs4Boxscore - PBP926,8602:27Dave GoltzMike KrukowMike Krukow (4-6)Dave Goltz (2-1)Randy Martz (2)Tom LasordaJoey AmalfitanoWrigley Field
NLPhiladelphia Phillies3Cincinnati Reds6Boxscore - PBP923,1332:53Larry ChristensonBruce BerenyiTom Hume (6-2)Sparky Lyle (5-2)-Dallas GreenJohn McNamaraCinergy Field
NLMontreal Expos1Houston Astros9Boxscore - PBP927,1692:39Scott SandersonNolan RyanNolan Ryan (7-3)Scott Sanderson (6-4)Dave Smith (5)Dick WilliamsBill VirdonAstrodome
NLSan Francisco Giants3Pittsburgh Pirates7Boxscore - PBP98,4142:22Doyle AlexanderOdell JonesOdell Jones (1-0)Doyle Alexander (6-5)Grant Jackson (3)Frank RobinsonChuck TannerThree Rivers Stad
NLSan Diego Padres6St. Louis Cardinals7Boxscore - PBP918,2682:56Juan EichelbergerJohn MartinBruce Sutter (3-3)John Littlefield (1-3)-Frank HowardWhitey HerzogBusch Stadium II
13 Games on this date

Standings as of 1981-08-19.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147New York Yankees663828.576--2552272816-1822-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I412120.512
258Baltimore Orioles633627.5710.52602491115-1721-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium422319.548
369Detroit Tigers673829.5670.52652461916-1422-15W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium422220.524
4711Milwaukee Brewers683830.5591.03002742623-1815-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium412417.585
5814Boston Red Sox653332.5084.5289290-119-1814-14L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park432617.605
61018Cleveland Indians612932.4756.5231235-417-1212-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium422319.548
71325Toronto Blue Jays682246.32417.0227309-8213-229-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium381523.395
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics684325.632--2862266016-1427-11W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum412120.512
225Texas Rangers643826.5943.02962405614-1424-12W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium411922.463
336Chicago White Sox633726.5873.52912375419-1818-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park431726.395
4917California Angels683335.48510.03022841818-1515-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium421824.429
51120Seattle Mariners682840.41215.0267317-5013-1615-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome411625.390
61221Kansas City Royals612536.41014.5230270-4016-189-18L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium422517.595
71426Minnesota Twins682147.30922.0211306-958-2212-26L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium412021.488
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134St. Louis Cardinals593623.610--2732274614-1122-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II432320.535
2410Philadelphia Phillies643628.5632.5275273214-1822-10L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium432320.535
3512Montreal Expos633429.5404.02562391712-2022-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium452619.578
4816Pittsburgh Pirates592930.4927.02422192316-1412-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium431726.395
51123New York Mets612338.37714.0212269-5711-2012-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium421824.429
61224Chicago Cubs642143.32817.5216298-822-2118-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field391722.436
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Cincinnati Reds654025.615--2942692519-1221-13W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium432617.605
223Los Angeles Dodgers674126.612--2802097120-1521-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium432221.512
3613Houston Astros673532.5226.02372142319-1716-15W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome432617.605
4715Atlanta Braves643232.5007.5238264-2619-1612-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium421824.429
5919San Francisco Giants693237.46410.0262258418-2114-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonTom HallerCandlestick Park422418.571
61022San Diego Padres662541.37915.5221267-4613-2212-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium441628.364


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Mike MarshallP38.216Signed as Free Agent by Mets. 
Pat Tabler1B-OF23.198Traded by Yankees to Cubs for Jay Howell and Bill Caudill.