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Wednesday September 16,1981This date in baseball
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Games on 1981-09-16

Top1981 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALDetroit Tigers1Boston Red Sox2Boxscore - PBP1002:38Jack MorrisDennis EckersleyDennis Eckersley (8-6)Jack Morris (12-5)-Sparky AndersonRalph HoukFenway Park
ALDetroit Tigers4Boston Red Sox5Boxscore - PBP913,3122:37Jerry UjdurBruce HurstTom Burgmeier (4-5)Dave Tobik (2-2)-Sparky AndersonRalph HoukFenway Park
ALKansas City Royals3California Angels1Boxscore - PBP920,5822:34Dennis LeonardGeoff ZahnDennis Leonard (10-10)Geoff Zahn (9-10)-Dick HowserGene MauchAngel Stadium of
ALNew York Yankees2Milwaukee Brewers3Boxscore - PBP913,5102:10Dave RighettiRandy LerchRandy Lerch (6-8)Dave Righetti (6-3)Rollie Fingers (26)Bob LemonBuck RodgersCounty Stadium
ALChicago White Sox3Seattle Mariners1Boxscore - PBP95,1783:14Britt BurnsKen ClayBritt Burns (9-4)Dick Drago (4-6)-Tony LaRussaRene LachemannThe Kingdome
ALOakland Athletics2Texas Rangers1Boxscore - PBP99,7432:29Mike NorrisDanny DarwinMike Norris (11-7)Danny Darwin (8-8)-Billy MartinDon ZimmerArlington Stadium
ALMinnesota Twins5Toronto Blue Jays2Boxscore - PBP911,7332:10Albert WilliamsJuan BerenguerAlbert Williams (5-8)Juan Berenguer (2-10)-Billy GardnerBobby MattickExhibition Stadiu
NLAtlanta Braves2Los Angeles Dodgers3Boxscore - PBP919,9052:32Gaylord PerryJerry ReussJerry Reuss (9-3)Gaylord Perry (7-7)Steve Howe (8)Bobby CoxTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLSt. Louis Cardinals7Montreal Expos1Boxscore - PBP902:24Bob ForschRay BurrisBob Forsch (9-5)Ray Burris (7-7)-Whitey HerzogJim FanningOlympic Stadium
NLSt. Louis Cardinals3Montreal Expos4Boxscore - PBP1130,2222:57Lary SorensenCharlie LeaJeff Reardon (3-0)Jim Kaat (6-5)-Whitey HerzogJim FanningOlympic Stadium
NLPhiladelphia Phillies3New York Mets1Boxscore - PBP902:14Dick RuthvenPat ZachryDick Ruthven (11-5)Pat Zachry (7-12)-Dallas GreenJoe TorreShea Stadium
NLPhiladelphia Phillies4New York Mets5Boxscore - PBP94,3532:16Steve CarltonGreg HarrisMike Marshall (3-2)Steve Carlton (12-4)Neil Allen (17)Dallas GreenJoe TorreShea Stadium
NLHouston Astros5San Diego Padres2Boxscore - PBP94,2412:35Don SuttonTim LollarDon Sutton (9-8)Tim Lollar (1-8)Joe Sambito (10)Bill VirdonFrank HowardQualcomm Stadium
NLCincinnati Reds7San Francisco Giants12Boxscore - PBP94,1682:51Mario SotoMike RowlandFred Breining (4-2)Mario Soto (8-9)-John McNamaraFrank Robinson3Com Park at Cand
NLCincinnati Reds7San Francisco Giants12Boxscore - PBP94,1682:51Mario SotoMike RowlandFred Breining (4-2)Mario Soto (8-9)-John McNamaraFrank RobinsonCandlestick Park
15 Games on this date

Standings as of 1981-09-16.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114New York Yankees925438.587--3722868625-2329-15L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BergeschYankee Stadium I15510.333
236Detroit Tigers935340.5701.53643442023-2130-19L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1679.438
347Baltimore Orioles885038.5682.0369362721-2129-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1798.529
458Milwaukee Brewers945341.5642.04193853429-2224-19W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1596.600
569Boston Red Sox915041.5493.54244002426-2324-18W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1798.529
6915Cleveland Indians864343.5008.0359367-822-2021-23L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1798.529
71426Toronto Blue Jays923260.34822.0288404-11618-2714-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1459.357
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Oakland Athletics945440.574--3953455022-2232-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum15105.667
2712Texas Rangers894841.5393.53953356021-2227-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1697.563
3814Chicago White Sox894643.5175.53923454725-2421-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1789.471
41019Kansas City Royals864145.4779.0317347-3026-2315-22W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1798.529
51120California Angels944351.45711.04043921222-2521-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1688.500
61221Minnesota Twins943658.38318.0315413-9813-2622-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium15510.333
71323Seattle Mariners943559.37219.0372460-8819-2716-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome1596.600
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133St. Louis Cardinals855035.588--3763255122-1728-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II1798.529
2511Philadelphia Phillies894841.5394.0393387618-2630-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium18117.611
3613Montreal Expos904842.5334.53723492318-2730-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium18126.667
4918Pittsburgh Pirates854144.4829.0340337321-2119-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium17512.294
51022New York Mets873354.37918.0280365-8515-3118-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium1688.500
61225Chicago Cubs883256.36419.5306404-988-2923-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1569.400
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers935736.613--40129810327-1930-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium17611.353
222Cincinnati Reds915437.5932.04013871425-1929-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium17125.706
3410Houston Astros935142.5486.03292874225-2526-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome17107.588
4716San Francisco Giants944747.50010.53623461622-2925-18W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonTom HallerCandlestick Park1798.529
5817Atlanta Braves904446.48911.5345357-1223-2420-23L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium16610.375
61124San Diego Padres933459.36623.0338401-6316-3218-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium17710.412

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