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Monday, August 31,1981

Monday, August 31,1981

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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 1981-08-31 Seattle Mariners 4 Baltimore Orioles 3 box | pbp Memorial Stadium Larry Andersen Sammy Stewart -- 9,415 2:53
1981 reg season 1981-08-31 California Angels 1 Boston Red Sox 4 box | pbp Fenway Park Dennis Eckersley Dave Frost -- 20,377 2:23
1981 reg season 1981-08-31 Detroit Tigers 3 Chicago White Sox 1 box | pbp Comiskey Park I Milt Wilcox Ross Baumgarten -- 13,057 2:46
1981 reg season 1981-08-31 Oakland Athletics 5 Cleveland Indians 3 box | pbp Cleveland Stadium Rick Langford Bert Blyleven Tom Underwood 8,442 2:43
1981 reg season 1981-08-31 Milwaukee Brewers 5 Kansas City Royals 1 box | pbp Kauffman Stadium Mike Caldwell Dennis Leonard Rollie Fingers 27,974 2:39
1981 reg season 1981-08-31 New York Yankees 7 Minnesota Twins 0 box | pbp Metropolitan Stadium Dave Righetti Albert Williams -- 12,774 2:16
1981 reg season 1981-08-31 Toronto Blue Jays 3 Texas Rangers 0 box | pbp Arlington Stadium Dave Stieb Fergie Jenkins -- 8,034 2:29
1981 reg season 1981-08-31 Philadelphia Phillies 11 Atlanta Braves 8 box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Dick Ruthven Gaylord Perry Ron Reed 8,207 2:56
1981 reg season 1981-08-31 Montreal Expos 8 Cincinnati Reds 9 box | pbp Cinergy Field Doug Bair Bill Lee -- 20,506 2:55
1981 reg season 1981-08-31 New York Mets 1 Houston Astros 6 box | pbp Astrodome Don Sutton Pat Zachry -- 10,669 2:27
1981 reg season 1981-08-31 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 Los Angeles Dodgers 4 box | pbp Dodger Stadium Odell Jones Dave Stewart Don Robinson 35,862 2:58
1981 reg season 1981-08-31 Chicago Cubs 1 San Diego Padres 4 box | pbp Qualcomm Stadium Steve Mura Ken Kravec -- 3,997 2:32
12 record(s)
Standings on this date
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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 New York Yankees franchise | log 77 45 32 .584 0.0 304 246 58 W4 20-19 25-13 1 2 5 Yes Lost World Series (Dodgers)
1981 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 74 42 32 .568 1.5 307 301 6 L2 19-19 23-13 2 3 6 Yes dnq
1981 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 78 44 34 .564 1.5 299 286 13 W2 18-17 26-17 3 5 9 -- dnq
1981 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 78 44 34 .564 1.5 347 317 30 W2 24-18 20-16 4 6 8 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 76 41 35 .539 3.5 359 344 15 W1 23-20 18-15 5 8 13 -- dnq
1981 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 72 36 36 .500 6.5 293 295 -2 L1 20-15 16-21 6 10 17 -- dnq
1981 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 77 25 52 .325 20.0 247 359 -112 W1 14-22 11-30 7 14 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 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 79 47 32 .595 0.0 340 280 60 W2 18-17 29-15 1 1 3 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1981 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 74 42 32 .568 2.5 331 276 55 L2 18-19 24-13 2 4 7 Yes dnq
1981 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 73 41 32 .562 3.0 333 277 56 L4 22-20 19-12 3 7 10 -- dnq
1981 AL West California Angels franchise | log 79 40 39 .506 7.0 364 326 38 L1 20-18 20-21 4 9 15 -- dnq
1981 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 71 30 41 .423 13.0 264 304 -40 L1 21-22 9-19 5 11 20 -- Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)
1981 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 79 29 50 .367 18.0 317 400 -83 W1 14-20 15-30 6 12 22 -- dnq
1981 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 79 27 52 .342 20.0 252 346 -94 L2 11-25 15-28 7 13 25 -- 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 East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 69 42 27 .609 0.0 320 267 53 L1 17-12 25-15 1 2 2 Yes dnq
1981 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 74 41 33 .554 3.5 313 273 40 L2 14-23 27-10 2 4 11 Yes Lost NLCS (Dodgers)
1981 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 75 41 34 .547 4.0 325 327 -2 W1 15-22 26-12 3 5 12 Yes Lost in 1st Round (Expos)
1981 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 71 33 38 .465 10.0 286 287 -1 W1 17-18 15-21 4 9 19 -- dnq
1981 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 73 28 45 .384 16.0 243 316 -73 L2 13-24 15-21 5 10 21 -- dnq
1981 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 75 27 48 .360 18.0 255 345 -90 L1 4-24 22-25 6 11 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 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 78 48 30 .615 0.0 340 246 94 L3 25-16 23-14 1 1 1 Yes Won World Series (Yankees)
1981 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 76 45 31 .592 2.0 327 322 5 W2 21-16 24-15 2 3 4 Yes dnq
1981 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 78 41 37 .526 7.0 279 250 29 W5 20-22 21-15 3 6 14 -- Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
1981 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 76 38 38 .500 9.0 298 313 -15 L1 22-19 15-20 4 7 16 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 79 39 40 .494 9.5 305 289 16 W4 21-24 18-16 5 8 18 -- dnq
1981 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 78 28 50 .359 20.0 273 329 -56 W2 14-28 14-22 6 12 24 -- dnq
26 record(s)
Transactions
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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.
player name teamname statusshort Transaction Description
Nino Espinosa -- Hist Released by Phillies
Pepe Frias -- Hist Released by Dodgers
Johnny Ray Pittsburgh Pirates Hist Traded from Houston Astros with Randy Niemann and Kevin Houston to Pittsburgh Pirates for Phil Garner
Phil Garner Houston Astros Hist Traded from Pittsburgh Pirates to Houston Astros for Johnny Ray, Randy Niemann (9/9/1981) and Kevin Houston (9/9/1981)
4 record(s)