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Friday September 4,1981This date in baseball
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Games on 1981-09-04

Top1981 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALOakland Athletics5Baltimore Orioles4Boxscore - PBP1115,7334:16Brian KingmanScott McGregorTom Underwood (3-5)Tim Stoddard (3-2)Dave Beard (1)Billy MartinEarl WeaverMemorial Stadium
ALSeattle Mariners5Boston Red Sox2Boxscore - PBP920,9492:45Bob StoddardFrank TananaBob Stoddard (1-0)Frank Tanana (3-8)Mike Parrott (1)Rene LachemannRalph HoukFenway Park
ALToronto Blue Jays6Chicago White Sox2Boxscore - PBP918,3172:55Dave StiebDennis LampDave Stieb (8-9)Dennis Lamp (5-3)-Bobby MattickTony LaRussaComiskey Park
ALCalifornia Angels3Cleveland Indians1Boxscore - PBP610,9722:01Geoff ZahnLen BarkerGeoff Zahn (9-7)Len Barker (7-5)-Gene MauchDave GarciaCleveland Stadium
ALNew York Yankees4Kansas City Royals0Boxscore - PBP934,2722:31Rudy MayDennis LeonardRudy May (6-8)Dennis Leonard (7-10)Ron Davis (6)Gene MichaelDick HowserKauffman Stadium
ALMilwaukee Brewers16Minnesota Twins5Boxscore - PBP97,9762:40Mike CaldwellFernando ArroyoMike Caldwell (10-7)Fernando Arroyo (5-7)-Buck RodgersBilly GardnerMetropolitan Stad
ALDetroit Tigers2Texas Rangers3Boxscore - PBP911,0272:31Milt WilcoxDoc MedichDoc Medich (8-4)Milt Wilcox (9-6)Mark Mercer (1)Sparky AndersonDon ZimmerArlington Stadium
NLSt. Louis Cardinals7Los Angeles Dodgers2Boxscore - PBP948,1142:19John MartinDave GoltzJohn Martin (5-2)Dave Goltz (2-3)-Whitey HerzogTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLHouston Astros5Montreal Expos0Boxscore - PBP932,5802:54Nolan RyanBill GullicksonNolan Ryan (8-3)Bill Gullickson (4-7)Joe Sambito (8)Bill VirdonDick WilliamsOlympic Stadium
NLAtlanta Braves1New York Mets4Boxscore - PBP915,0212:06Phil NiekroGreg HarrisGreg Harris (3-4)Phil Niekro (6-5)Neil Allen (14)Bobby CoxJoe TorreShea Stadium
NLCincinnati Reds6Philadelphia Phillies7Boxscore - PBP925,0203:01Mike LaCossDick RuthvenSparky Lyle (7-4)Doug Bair (2-2)Tug McGraw (9)John McNamaraDallas GreenVeterans Stadium
NLPittsburgh Pirates4San Diego Padres5Boxscore - PBP98,1282:37Pascual PerezTim LollarJohn Littlefield (2-3)Don Robinson (0-3)Eric Show (1)Chuck TannerFrank HowardQualcomm Stadium
NLChicago Cubs2San Francisco Giants3Boxscore - PBP109,7073:08Randy MartzTom GriffinAl Holland (5-4)Dick Tidrow (2-8)-Joey AmalfitanoFrank Robinson3Com Park at Cand
NLChicago Cubs2San Francisco Giants3Boxscore - PBP109,7073:08Randy MartzTom GriffinAl Holland (5-4)Dick Tidrow (2-8)-Joey AmalfitanoFrank RobinsonCandlestick Park
14 Games on this date

Standings as of 1981-09-04.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125New York Yankees814734.580--3242596522-2125-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I261214.462
236Detroit Tigers824735.5730.53162991721-1826-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium271314.481
348Baltimore Orioles784434.5641.5315318-319-1925-15L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium271512.556
469Milwaukee Brewers824636.5611.53723333926-2020-16W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium271611.593
5814Boston Red Sox804238.5254.53733611223-2019-18L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park281711.607
61016Cleveland Indians753837.5076.0306302420-1518-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium281414.500
71426Toronto Blue Jays812754.33320.0266372-10616-2411-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium251015.400
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Oakland Athletics834934.590--3592966320-1929-15W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum261511.577
257Texas Rangers784434.5642.53462965018-1926-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium271314.481
3711Chicago White Sox774235.5454.03442935122-2020-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park291217.414
4915California Angels824240.5126.53713323922-1920-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium28919.321
51120Kansas City Royals753342.44012.0275315-4021-2212-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium281711.607
61223Seattle Mariners833152.37318.0332413-8116-2215-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome261313.500
71325Minnesota Twins832855.33721.0270380-11011-2516-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium261313.500
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals734528.616--3392786120-1325-15W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II291415.483
2512Philadelphia Phillies794336.5445.0340345-516-2327-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium281612.571
3613Montreal Expos784236.5385.53182902815-2427-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium301812.600
4919Pittsburgh Pirates753441.45312.0301304-318-2115-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium271215.444
51021New York Mets762947.38217.5249328-7913-2616-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium271215.444
61224Chicago Cubs792752.34221.0263368-1054-2822-25L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field241113.458
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Los Angeles Dodgers825032.610--3542629225-1625-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium281315.464
234Cincinnati Reds804733.5882.03523361622-1725-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium28199.679
3410Houston Astros824537.5495.02972534422-2223-15W9T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome281612.571
4717San Francisco Giants834241.5068.53262982821-2421-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonTom HallerCandlestick Park281414.500
5818Atlanta Braves793940.4949.5302322-2022-2016-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium271116.407
61122San Diego Padres823151.37819.0289346-5714-2817-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium281018.357

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jim BarrP33.207Released by White Sox. 
Tim Corcoran1B-OF28.169Traded by Tigers to Twins for Ron Jackson.