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Wednesday September 23,1981This 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 1981-09-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers0Baltimore Orioles1BoxDennis MartinezDan Petry(none)
Milwaukee Brewers5Boston Red Sox11BoxLuis AponteJamie Easterly(none)
Chicago White Sox3California Angels7BoxMike WittSteve Trout(none)
Minnesota Twins6Kansas City Royals2BoxPete RedfernMike JonesDoug Corbett
Cleveland Indians1New York Yankees6BoxRick ReuschelJohn Denny(none)
Seattle Mariners2Texas Rangers1BoxGlenn AbbottRick HoneycuttShane Rawley
Oakland Athletics6Toronto Blue Jays0BoxRick LangfordJim Clancy(none)
New York Mets1Chicago Cubs2BoxMike KrukowEd LynchDick Tidrow
Atlanta Braves3Houston Astros1BoxRick MahlerJoe Niekro(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2Montreal Expos3BoxGrant JacksonRick Rhoden(none)
Cincinnati Reds5San Diego Padres1BoxFrank PastoreRick WiseJoe Price
Los Angeles Dodgers4San Francisco Giants8BoxGary LavelleDave GoltzFred Breining
Philadelphia Phillies9St. Louis Cardinals4BoxDickie NolesJohn MartinSparky Lyle

Standings as of 1981-09-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124New York Yankees985642.571--3943148026-2530-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BergeschYankee Stadium I936.333
235Detroit Tigers1005743.570--3893672227-2430-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium936.333
347Boston Red Sox985543.5611.04744314326-2329-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1046.400
458Milwaukee Brewers1005644.5601.04554302532-2524-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium963.667
569Baltimore Orioles955342.5581.5397393422-2131-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1064.600
6916Cleveland Indians934647.4957.5385396-1124-2122-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1064.600
71426Toronto Blue Jays983563.35721.0309425-11618-2717-36L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium826.250
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Oakland Athletics1005941.590--4233665727-2332-18W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum954.556
2713Texas Rangers955144.5375.54153506521-2230-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1064.600
3815Chicago White Sox954748.4959.54153744125-2722-21L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1174.636
41019Kansas City Royals924349.46712.0334371-3727-2516-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1174.636
51120California Angels1004654.46013.04264151122-2824-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1055.500
71223Seattle Mariners1003961.39020.0388478-9021-2818-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome954.556
61322Minnesota Twins1003961.39020.0338432-9416-2922-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium927.222
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136St. Louis Cardinals925240.565--4013633824-2128-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II1073.700
2511Montreal Expos975344.5461.54023624018-2735-17W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1174.636
3612Philadelphia Phillies965244.5422.04264131320-2832-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1174.636
4918Pittsburgh Pirates914348.4738.5363366-323-2519-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1138.273
51021New York Mets943757.39416.0311387-7615-3222-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium945.444
61124Chicago Cubs943559.37218.0314426-1129-3125-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field936.333
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cincinnati Reds986038.612--4274042331-2029-18W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1064.600
223Los Angeles Dodgers995841.5862.54173288927-2131-20L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1156.455
3410Houston Astros995544.5565.53592996028-2627-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome1165.545
4714San Francisco Giants1005050.50011.03843701422-2928-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonTom HallerCandlestick Park1165.545
5817Atlanta Braves964749.49012.0357370-1326-2720-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1037.300
61225San Diego Padres1003664.36025.0354427-7316-3220-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium1055.500