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Friday August 21,1981This 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 1981-08-21

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians2California Angels12BoxKen ForschLen Barker(none)
Texas Rangers4Detroit Tigers7BoxAurelio LopezDanny DarwinKevin Saucier
Minnesota Twins7Milwaukee Brewers6BoxAlbert WilliamsMike CaldwellJerry Koosman
Kansas City Royals4New York Yankees0BoxLarry GuraDave Righetti(none)
Baltimore Orioles4Oakland Athletics2BoxJim PalmerBrian KingmanTim Stoddard
Boston Red Sox7Seattle Mariners4BoxBob StanleyRandy Stein(none)
Chicago White Sox4Toronto Blue Jays5BoxDave StiebEd Farmer(none)
Montreal Expos4Atlanta Braves1BoxWoodie FrymanGene Garber(none)
San Francisco Giants4Chicago Cubs3BoxFred BreiningDick TidrowGreg Minton
New York Mets0Cincinnati Reds2BoxMario SotoPat Zachry(none)
Houston Astros4Philadelphia Phillies5BoxSparky LyleVern RuhleTug McGraw
San Diego Padres2Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxRick RhodenSteve MuraGrant Jackson
San Diego Padres2Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxJim BibbyTim LollarKent Tekulve
Los Angeles Dodgers4St. Louis Cardinals0BoxJerry ReussJoaquin Andujar(none)

Standings as of 1981-08-21

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Detroit Tigers683929.574--2722502216-1423-15W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium412120.512
258Baltimore Orioles653728.5690.5266257916-1821-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium402218.550
3610New York Yankees673829.5670.52552312416-1822-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I402119.525
4711Milwaukee Brewers693831.5511.53062812523-1815-13L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium402416.600
5813Boston Red Sox673532.5223.5302298421-1814-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park412417.585
61018Cleveland Indians633033.4766.5239252-1318-1312-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium402218.550
71324Toronto Blue Jays692346.33316.5232313-8113-2210-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium371423.378
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Oakland Athletics704327.614--2922365616-1427-13L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum392118.538
225Texas Rangers653827.5852.53002475314-1524-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium401921.475
336Chicago White Sox643727.5783.02952425319-1918-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park421725.405
4916California Angels703535.5008.03202883218-1517-20W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium401624.400
51120Kansas City Royals622636.41913.0234270-3617-189-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium412417.585
61221Seattle Mariners702842.40015.0276330-5413-1615-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome391623.410
71426Minnesota Twins692247.31920.5218312-949-2212-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium401921.475
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134St. Louis Cardinals603624.600--2732314214-1122-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II422319.548
249Philadelphia Phillies653728.5691.5280277314-1823-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium422220.524
3512Montreal Expos643529.5473.02602402013-2022-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium442519.568
4715Pittsburgh Pirates613130.5085.52492232616-1414-17W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium411526.366
51123New York Mets632340.36514.5216277-6111-2212-18L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium401822.450
61225Chicago Cubs652144.32317.5219302-832-2118-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field381721.447
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cincinnati Reds664125.621--2962692719-1222-13W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium422517.595
222Los Angeles Dodgers684226.618--2842097521-1521-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium422121.500
3614Houston Astros683533.5157.02412192219-1816-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome422616.619
4817Atlanta Braves663333.5008.0245272-2719-1613-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium401723.425
5919San Francisco Giants703337.47110.0266261519-2114-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonTom HallerCandlestick Park412318.561
61022San Diego Padres682543.36817.0225274-4913-2412-19L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium421626.381