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Monday August 24,1981This date in baseball
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Games on 1981-08-24

Top1981 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALBoston Red Sox6California Angels8Boxscore - PBP925,8082:21Frank TananaSteve RenkoJesse Jefferson (2-4)Frank Tanana (3-6)Don Aase (8)Ralph HoukGene MauchAngel Stadium of
ALKansas City Royals4Detroit Tigers2Boxscore - PBP941,0092:53Mike JonesDan SchatzederKen Brett (1-0)Dan Schatzeder (5-6)Dan Quisenberry (12)Jim FreySparky AndersonTiger Stadium
ALChicago White Sox4Milwaukee Brewers5Boxscore - PBP916,8092:41Richard DotsonPete VuckovichPete Vuckovich (9-3)Richard Dotson (8-4)Reggie Cleveland (1)Tony LaRussaBuck RodgersCounty Stadium
ALMinnesota Twins3New York Yankees2Boxscore - PBP1221,5133:06Brad HavensTommy JohnJack O'Connor (3-2)George Frazier (0-1)-Billy GardnerGene MichaelYankee Stadium I
ALCleveland Indians4Oakland Athletics16Boxscore - PBP930,1392:34Rick WaitsMatt KeoughMatt Keough (8-3)Rick Waits (5-7)-Dave GarciaBilly MartinOakland-Alameda C
ALBaltimore Orioles12Seattle Mariners8Boxscore - PBP98,4172:51Dennis MartinezJerry GleatonDennis Martinez (9-4)Jerry Gleaton (4-7)-Earl WeaverRene LachemannThe Kingdome
ALTexas Rangers3Toronto Blue Jays0Boxscore - PBP912,7352:05Doc MedichJuan BerenguerDoc Medich (7-3)Juan Berenguer (2-5)-Don ZimmerBobby MattickExhibition Stadiu
NLSan Diego Padres8Chicago Cubs9Boxscore - PBP117,0683:19Juan EichelbergerMike KrukowLee Smith (2-5)Gary Lucas (3-7)-Frank HowardJoey AmalfitanoWrigley Field
NLNew York Mets0Cincinnati Reds2Boxscore - PBP919,5062:04Mike ScottBruce BerenyiBruce Berenyi (6-3)Mike Scott (3-7)-Joe TorreJohn McNamaraCinergy Field
NLAtlanta Braves5Philadelphia Phillies7Boxscore - PBP1323,3833:42Tommy BoggsLarry ChristensonTug McGraw (2-4)Al Hrabosky (0-1)-Bobby CoxDallas GreenVeterans Stadium
NLLos Angeles Dodgers3Pittsburgh Pirates0Boxscore - PBP912,3082:14Burt HootonOdell JonesBurt Hooton (9-4)Odell Jones (1-1)-Tom LasordaChuck TannerThree Rivers Stad
NLSan Francisco Giants1St. Louis Cardinals2Boxscore - PBP1013,3852:58Doyle AlexanderSilvio MartinezJim Kaat (5-2)Greg Minton (3-4)-Frank RobinsonWhitey HerzogBusch Stadium II
12 Games on this date

Standings as of 1981-08-24.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Detroit Tigers714130.577--2812582316-1425-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium381919.500
248Baltimore Orioles683929.5740.52852711418-1921-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium372017.541
3610New York Yankees704030.5710.52702343616-1824-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I371918.514
4711Milwaukee Brewers724131.5690.53232933023-1818-13W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium372116.568
5813Boston Red Sox703733.5293.5320314623-1914-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park382216.579
61018Cleveland Indians663135.4707.5251274-2319-1512-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium372116.568
71326Toronto Blue Jays722349.31918.5234337-10313-2210-27L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium341420.412
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Oakland Athletics734528.616--3142476716-1429-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum361917.528
226Chicago White Sox673928.5823.03202497121-2018-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park391524.385
359Texas Rangers683929.5743.53072545315-1724-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium371819.486
4914California Angels733736.5078.03343023218-1519-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium371423.378
51120Kansas City Royals652738.41514.0238285-4718-209-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium382315.605
61221Seattle Mariners732845.38417.0292354-6213-1615-29L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome361620.444
71425Minnesota Twins722349.31921.5229326-9710-2412-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium371819.486
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134St. Louis Cardinals633825.603--2882424614-1124-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II392118.538
245Philadelphia Phillies684028.5880.53012861514-1826-10W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium391920.487
3512Montreal Expos673631.5374.02672551214-2222-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium412417.585
4617Pittsburgh Pirates643232.5006.52602352516-1415-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium381424.368
51022New York Mets662541.37914.5226285-5913-2312-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium371621.432
61224Chicago Cubs682345.33817.5235317-822-2120-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field351520.429
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers714427.620--2972227523-1621-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium391920.487
223Cincinnati Reds694227.6091.03042792519-1223-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium392415.615
4816Houston Astros703535.5008.52452331219-2016-15L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome402614.650
3715Atlanta Braves703535.5008.5265286-2119-1715-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium361521.417
5919San Francisco Giants733439.46611.0274270420-2314-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonTom HallerCandlestick Park382216.579
61123San Diego Padres712645.36618.0242294-5214-2612-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium391524.385

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Keith HughesRF-LF17.347Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
John Vukovich3B34.024Released by Phillies.