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Thursday, May 21,1981

Thursday, May 21,1981

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Games on this date
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year gametype box date visiting Team visscore home team homescore box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1981 reg season 1981-05-21 California Angels 2 Baltimore Orioles 0 box | pbp Memorial Stadium Doug Rau Jim Palmer Don Aase 18,599 2:26
1981 reg season 1981-05-21 Oakland Athletics 0 Boston Red Sox 3 box | pbp Fenway Park Dennis Eckersley Brian Kingman -- 23,145 2:35
1981 reg season 1981-05-21 Seattle Mariners 6 Cleveland Indians 3 box | pbp Cleveland Stadium Glenn Abbott Wayne Garland Larry Andersen 7,710 2:18
1981 reg season 1981-05-21 Minnesota Twins 2 Milwaukee Brewers 8 box | pbp County Stadium Pete Vuckovich Pete Redfern -- 16,120 2:19
1981 reg season 1981-05-21 Cincinnati Reds 1 Chicago Cubs 5 box | pbp Wrigley Field Randy Martz Frank Pastore -- 7,132 2:08
1981 reg season 1981-05-21 Houston Astros 1 St. Louis Cardinals 3 box | pbp Busch Stadium II John Martin Nolan Ryan -- 19,823 2:13
6 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • Hide Rows: Click the` minus sign in the first column to hide the row in the grid.
  • Restore Rows: Once rows are filtered, click RESTORE ROWS to show all rows once again
  • Sort: Click a column in the first header row to sort data by values in that column. Click again to reverse the original sort. Some cells have custom sort keys that will sort them logically instead of alphanumerically.
  • 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
1981 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 34 22 12 .647 0.0 152 118 34 L1 9-7 13-5 1 1 3 Yes dnq
1981 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 31 19 12 .613 1.5 104 97 7 L2 11-4 8-8 2 2 5 Yes dnq
1981 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 36 22 14 .611 1.0 139 114 25 W3 10-9 12-5 3 3 6 Yes Lost World Series (Dodgers)
1981 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 35 20 15 .571 2.5 160 135 25 W6 11-7 9-8 4 5 9 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 36 20 16 .556 3.0 166 175 -9 W4 11-7 9-9 5 7 11 -- dnq
1981 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 36 18 18 .500 5.0 136 146 -10 W2 10-9 8-9 6 10 17 -- dnq
1981 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 38 12 26 .316 12.0 126 163 -37 L1 7-10 5-16 7 13 23 -- dnq
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
1981 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 41 25 16 .610 0.0 174 132 42 L8 12-9 13-7 1 4 7 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 34 19 15 .559 2.5 159 132 27 W1 8-10 11-5 2 6 10 -- dnq
1981 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 35 19 16 .543 3.0 171 154 17 L2 7-10 12-6 3 8 13 -- dnq
1981 AL West California Angels franchise | log 41 21 20 .512 4.0 178 160 18 W1 13-8 8-12 4 9 15 -- dnq
1981 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 38 13 25 .342 10.5 136 189 -53 W2 6-12 7-13 5 11 21 -- dnq
1981 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 37 12 25 .324 11.0 128 169 -41 L8 6-11 5-15 6 12 22 -- dnq
1981 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 30 9 21 .300 10.5 91 136 -45 L3 6-11 3-10 7 14 24 -- Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)
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
1981 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 32 21 11 .656 0.0 162 128 34 W1 9-5 12-6 1 2 2 Yes dnq
1981 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 37 23 14 .622 0.5 161 139 22 L1 9-9 14-5 2 3 4 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Expos)
1981 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 36 20 16 .556 3.0 146 150 -4 W1 7-10 13-6 3 5 12 Yes Lost NLCS (Dodgers)
1981 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 31 15 16 .484 5.5 120 108 12 W2 10-8 4-9 4 9 19 -- dnq
1981 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 34 9 25 .265 13.0 100 159 -59 W1 3-13 6-12 5 11 25 -- dnq
1981 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 35 7 28 .200 15.5 92 163 -71 W1 1-16 5-13 6 12 26 -- dnq
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
1981 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 38 27 11 .711 0.0 148 95 53 W1 13-6 14-5 1 1 1 Yes Won World Series (Yankees)
1981 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 37 22 15 .595 4.5 164 141 23 L1 12-7 10-8 2 4 8 Yes dnq
1981 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 37 19 18 .514 7.5 144 139 5 L4 11-8 7-11 3 6 14 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 41 21 20 .512 7.5 144 139 5 L1 11-9 10-11 4 7 16 -- dnq
1981 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 39 19 20 .487 8.5 134 119 15 L1 11-9 8-11 5 8 18 -- Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
1981 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 39 15 24 .385 12.5 130 165 -35 L1 7-14 8-10 6 10 20 -- dnq
26 record(s)
Transactions
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Grid Actions:
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Tips/tools for using data grids:

  • Manual Filter: Single-click a row to highlight in orange. Click FILTER ROWS button to show only those rows in the grid
  • Quick-Filter: Double-Click on a cell value to filter the grid on rows that have same value in same column. Click a statistic to view all values equal or higher
  • Select Rows: Single-click rows to select multiple rows for future action or visibility.
  • Hide Rows: Click the` minus sign in the first column to hide the row in the grid.
  • Restore Rows: Once rows are filtered, click RESTORE ROWS to show all rows once again
  • Sort: Click a column in the first header row to sort data by values in that column. Click again to reverse the original sort. Some cells have custom sort keys that will sort them logically instead of alphanumerically.
  • 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.
player name teamname statusshort Transaction Description
Vern Ruhle Houston Astros Hist Activated from Disabled List
1 record(s)