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Thursday, August 31,1961

Thursday, August 31,1961

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year gametype box date visiting Team visscore home team homescore box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1961 reg season 1961-08-31 Chicago White Sox 2 Detroit Tigers 8 box | pbp Tiger Stadium Paul Foytack Frank Baumann -- 25,504 2:11
1961 reg season 1961-08-31 Kansas City Athletics 17 Los Angeles Angels 3 box | pbp Wrigley Field Jerry Walker Ken McBride -- 0 2:56
1961 reg season 1961-08-31 Kansas City Athletics 6 Los Angeles Angels 5 box | pbp Wrigley Field Bob Shaw Art Fowler Bill Kunkel 4,365 2:34
1961 reg season 1961-08-31 New York Yankees 4 Minnesota Twins 5 box | pbp Metropolitan Stadium Jack Kralick Rollie Sheldon -- 33,709 2:57
1961 reg season 1961-08-31 Cleveland Indians 3 Washington Senators II 2 box | pbp Griffith Stadium Mudcat Grant Bennie Daniels Bob Allen 4,194 2:19
1961 reg season 1961-08-31 San Francisco Giants 1 Chicago Cubs 6 box | pbp Wrigley Field Jack Curtis Juan Marichal -- 7,593 2:21
1961 reg season 1961-08-31 Los Angeles Dodgers 1 Milwaukee Braves 2 box | pbp County Stadium Bob Hendley Don Drysdale -- 15,989 2:36
1961 reg season 1961-08-31 St. Louis Cardinals 2 Philadelphia Phillies 1 box | pbp Shibe Park Bob Gibson Art Mahaffey -- 4,803 2:25
8 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • Compare/Analyze: Click multiple rows for players of interest. In addition to filtering, you can quickly COMPARE player stats or use the MULTI-PLAYER STAT VIEWER to view multiple player cards on the same page.
  • Leaders: On stat grids. Top-10 ranked statistics are highlighted in gray. #1 rank is in light green. (PREMIUM setting)
  • Export to CSV: Click CSV to convert the full grid into a comma-delimeted display. From there, you can copy/paste to another application.
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1961 AL -- New York Yankees franchise | log 133 87 46 .654 0.0 686 523 163 L1 38-31 49-15 1 1 1 Yes Won World Series (Reds)
1961 AL -- Detroit Tigers franchise | log 134 87 47 .649 0.5 709 542 167 W1 42-19 44-29 2 2 2 Yes dnq
1961 AL -- Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 136 79 57 .581 9.5 607 507 100 W1 43-29 35-29 3 3 4 Yes dnq
1961 AL -- Chicago White Sox franchise | log 133 70 63 .526 17.0 621 591 30 L1 24-40 46-23 4 4 9 Yes dnq
1961 AL -- Cleveland Indians franchise | log 133 67 66 .504 20.0 611 614 -3 W3 30-30 37-36 5 5 10 Yes dnq
1961 AL -- Boston Red Sox franchise | log 137 64 73 .467 25.0 623 685 -62 W3 23-47 41-26 6 6 12 -- dnq
1961 AL -- Minnesota Twins franchise | log 131 57 74 .435 29.0 582 649 -67 W1 27-43 30-31 7 7 13 -- dnq
1961 AL -- Washington Senators II franchise | log 130 50 80 .385 35.5 522 637 -115 L13 22-42 28-38 8 8 15 -- dnq
1961 AL -- Kansas City Athletics franchise | log 134 48 86 .358 39.5 563 735 -172 W2 24-47 24-39 9 9 16 -- dnq
1961 AL -- Los Angeles Angels franchise | log 0 0 0 -- 20.5 0 0 0 -- 0-0 0-0 10 10 18 -- dnq
1961 NL -- Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 132 79 53 .598 0.0 611 568 43 L1 41-26 38-27 1 1 3 Yes Lost World Series (Yankees)
1961 NL -- Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 126 73 53 .579 3.0 596 559 37 L1 38-25 35-28 2 2 5 Yes dnq
1961 NL -- Milwaukee Braves franchise | log 128 70 58 .547 7.0 610 555 55 W1 36-30 34-28 3 3 6 Yes dnq
1961 NL -- San Francisco Giants franchise | log 127 69 58 .543 7.5 630 541 89 L1 34-29 35-29 4 4 7 Yes dnq
1961 NL -- St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 129 68 61 .527 9.5 585 555 30 W1 28-38 39-24 5 5 8 Yes dnq
1961 NL -- Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 125 61 64 .488 14.5 565 548 17 W1 28-30 33-34 6 6 11 -- dnq
1961 NL -- Chicago Cubs franchise | log 129 55 74 .426 22.5 586 667 -81 W1 21-45 33-30 7 7 14 -- dnq
1961 NL -- Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 130 38 92 .292 40.0 488 678 -190 L1 19-45 18-48 8 8 17 -- dnq
18 record(s)