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Wednesday September 16,1981This 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 1981-09-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers1Boston Red Sox2BoxDennis EckersleyJack Morris(none)
Detroit Tigers4Boston Red Sox5BoxTom BurgmeierDave Tobik(none)
Kansas City Royals3California Angels1BoxDennis LeonardGeoff Zahn(none)
New York Yankees2Milwaukee Brewers3BoxRandy LerchDave RighettiRollie Fingers
Chicago White Sox3Seattle Mariners1BoxBritt BurnsDick Drago(none)
Oakland Athletics2Texas Rangers1BoxMike NorrisDanny Darwin(none)
Minnesota Twins5Toronto Blue Jays2BoxAlbert WilliamsJuan Berenguer(none)
Atlanta Braves2Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxJerry ReussGaylord PerrySteve Howe
St. Louis Cardinals7Montreal Expos1BoxBob ForschRay Burris(none)
St. Louis Cardinals3Montreal Expos4BoxJeff ReardonJim Kaat(none)
Philadelphia Phillies3New York Mets1BoxDick RuthvenPat Zachry(none)
Philadelphia Phillies4New York Mets5BoxMike MarshallSteve CarltonNeil Allen
Houston Astros5San Diego Padres2BoxDon SuttonTim LollarJoe Sambito
Cincinnati Reds7San Francisco Giants12BoxFred BreiningMario Soto(none)

Standings as of 1981-09-16

TopPREV   NEXTRecord 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