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Thursday August 20,1981This 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 1981-08-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles2California Angels6BoxGeoff ZahnDennis Martinez(none)
Boston Red Sox6Oakland Athletics4BoxDennis EckersleySteve McCattyMark Clear
Cleveland Indians6Seattle Mariners5BoxMike StantonDick Drago(none)
New York Mets4Atlanta Braves6BoxPhil NiekroGreg HarrisRick Camp

Standings as of 1981-08-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord 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
258Detroit Tigers673829.5670.52652461916-1422-15W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium422220.524
3610Baltimore Orioles643628.5631.0262255715-1821-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium412318.561
4711Milwaukee Brewers683830.5591.03002742623-1815-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium412417.585
5814Boston Red Sox663432.5154.0295294120-1814-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park422517.595
61018Cleveland Indians623032.4846.0237240-318-1212-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium412219.537
71325Toronto Blue Jays682246.32417.0227309-8213-229-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium381523.395
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics694326.623--2902325816-1427-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum402119.525
225Texas Rangers643826.5942.52962405614-1424-12W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium411922.463
336Chicago White Sox633726.5873.02912375419-1818-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park431726.395
4916California Angels693435.4939.03082862218-1516-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium411724.415
51120Kansas City Royals612536.41014.0230270-4016-189-18L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium422517.595
61221Seattle Mariners692841.40615.0272323-5113-1615-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome401624.400
71426Minnesota Twins682147.30921.5211306-958-2212-26L6T 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
249Philadelphia 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
4817Pittsburgh Pirates592930.4927.02422192316-1412-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium431726.395
51123New York Mets622339.37114.5216275-5911-2112-18L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium411823.439
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 Braves653332.5087.0244268-2419-1613-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium411724.415
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
John Milner1B-OF31.235Traded by Pirates to Expos for Willie Montanez. 
Willie Montanez1B-OF33.141Traded by Expos to Pirates for John Milner.