1981 Season Replay – Phillies at Cardinals

1981 Season Replay – Phillies at Cardinals

1981, 1981 Season
Opening 2 game series from Busch Stadium   Opening Day - Busch Stadium 4-11-81 Cardinals 4, Phillies 2 WP: Lary Sorensen (1-0) LP: Dick Ruthven (0-1) Save: Bruce Sutter (1) HR's: Phillies - Gary Matthews (2), Cardinals - Garry Templeton (1)   4-12-81 Cardinals 3, Phillies 2 WP: Bob Forsch (1-0) LP: Larry Christensen (0-1) HR's: None Phillies score 1 in the 9th to take the lead only to have the Cards score 2 in the bottom.   Cardinals take both games of early season series.
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1981 Season Replay – White Sox at Red Sox

1981 Season Replay – White Sox at Red Sox

1981, 1981 Season, Red Sox, White Sox
Opening series at Fenway.   Opening Day - Fenway Park 4-10-81 Red Sox 4, White Sox 0 WP: Dennis Eckersley (1-0) LP: Britt Burns (0-1) HR's: Red Sox - Carl Yaztrezemski (1), Dave Stapleton (1) Eckersley with a 5 hitter   4-12-81 White Sox 6, Red Sox 5 WP: Kevin Hickey (1-0) LP: Bill Campbell (0-1) Save: LaMarr Hoyt (1) HR's: White Sox - Tony Bernazard (1), Chet Lemon (1)   Teams split this opening weekend series.
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1981 Season Replay – Royals at Orioles

1981 Season Replay – Royals at Orioles

1981, 1981 Season, Orioles, Royals
Opening series from Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.   Opening Day - Memorial Stadium 4-10-81 Royals 5, Orioles 4 WP: Dennis Leonard (1-0) LP: Dennis Martinez (0-1) Save: Dan Quisenberry (1) HR's: Orioles - Al Bumbry (1), Ken Singleton (1), Gary Roenicke (1)   4-12-81 Orioles 3, Royals 0 WP: Scott McGregor (1-0) LP: Larry Gura (0-1) HR's: Orioles - Eddie Murray (1) McGregor scatters 8 hits.   Two pretty good teams split this opening week series.
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1981 Season Replay – Reds at Braves

1981 Season Replay – Reds at Braves

1981, 1981 Season, Braves, Reds
Opening series from Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta.   Opening Day - Fulton County Stadium 4-10-81 Reds 2, Braves 1 WP: Tom Seaver (1-0) LP: Gaylord Perry (0-1) Save: Joe Price (1)   4-11-81 Braves 6, Reds 1 WP: Tommy Boggs (1-0) LP: Frank Pastore (0-1) Save: Rick Camp (1)   4-12-81 Reds 3, Braves 2 WP: Bruce Berenyi (1-0) LP: Phil Niekro (0-1) Save: Tom Hume (1) HR's: Reds - Paul Householder (1) Braves - Claudell Washington (1)
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1981 Season Replay – Angels at Mariners

1981 Season Replay – Angels at Mariners

1981, 1981 Season, Angels, Mariners
Opening four game series from Kingdome.   Opening Day - Kingdome 4-9-81 Mariners 2, Angels 0 WP: Glenn Abbott (1-0) LP: Geoff Zahn (0-1) HR's: None Abbott with a 3 hitter   4-10-81 Angels 13, Mariners 1 WP: Ken Forsch (1-0) LP: Floyd Bannister (0-1) HR's: Angels - Butch Hobson (1), Bobby Clark 3 (3), Mariners - Bruce Bochte (1) Clark comes in due to an injury and hits 3 straight homers. Never had that happen in my 20+ years of rolling the dice that I can remember.   4-11-81 Angels 3, Mariners 1 WP: Mike Witt (1-0) LP: Ken Clay (0-1) Save: Don Aase (1) HR's: None   4-12-81 Angels 13, Mariners 4 WP: Steve Renko (1-0) LP: Jerry Don Gleaton (0-1) HR's: Angels - Bobby Grich (1)  …
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1981 Season Replay – A’s at Twins

1981 Season Replay – A’s at Twins

1981, 1981 Season, Athletics, Twins
Opening series featuring AL West favorites Oakland A's @ Minnesota   Opening Day - Metropolitan Stadium 4-9-81 A's 12, Twins 1 WP: Rick Langford (1-0) LP: Al Williams (0-1) HR's: A's - Tony Armas (1), Dave McKay (1)   4-10-81 A's 12, Twins 0 WP: Steve McCatty (1-0) LP: Pete Redfern (0-1) HR's: A's - Cliff Johnson (1) McCatty 4 hitter, 8 K's   4-11-81 A's 6, Twins 2 WP: Mike Norris (1-0) LP: Fernando Arroyo (0-1) HR's: A's - Dwayne Murphy (1), Cliff Johnson (2), Jim Spencer (1), Twins - Mickey Hatcher (1)   4-12-81 Twins 2, A's 1 WP: Roger Erickson (1-0) LP: Matt Keough (0-1) HR's: Twins - Dave Engle (1)   A's take 3 of 4 to start the season in Minnesota.
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1981 Season Replay – Rangers at Yankees

1981 Season Replay – Rangers at Yankees

1981, 1981 Season, Rangers, Yankees
Opening Day from legendary Yankee Stadium.   Opening Day - Yankee Stadium 4-9-81 Yankees 4, Rangers 0 WP: Rudy May (1-0) LP: Danny Darwin (0-1) Save: Ron Davis (1) HR's: Yankees - Oscar Gamble (1)   4-11-81 Yankees 3, Rangers 0 WP: Tommy John (1-0) LP: Doc Medich (0-1) HR's: Yankees - Willie Randolph (1), Oscar Gamble (2) Tommy John scatters 6 hits for the shutout   4-12-81 Rangers 4, Yankees 2 WP: Rick Honeycutt (1-0) LP: Ron Guidry (0-1) Save: Steve Comer (1)   Yankees win 2 of 3 in this opening series.
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1981 Season Replay – Blue Jays at Tigers

1981 Season Replay – Blue Jays at Tigers

1981, 1981 Season, Blue Jays, Tigers
Opening Day from Tiger Stadium between two AL East foes.   Opening Day - Tiger Stadium 4-9-81 Tigers 4, Blue Jays 1 WP: Jack Morris (1-0) LP: Dave Stieb (0-1) HR's: Tigers - Steve Kemp (1)   4-11-81 Tigers 3, Blue Jays 0 WP: Milt Wilcox (1-0) LP: Luis Leal (0-1) HR's: Tigers - Rich Hebner (1) Milt Wilcox with a 3 hit shutout   4-12-81 Tigers 2, Blue Jays 0 WP: Dan Petry (1-0) LP: Jim Clancy (0-1) HR's: None Petry with a 4 hit shutout.   Tigers sweep, going to be a long year in Toronto as their young hitters haven't matured yet.  
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1981 Season Replay – Padres at Giants

1981 Season Replay – Padres at Giants

1981, 1981 Season, Giants, Padres
Opening series from Candlestick of two West Coast rivals.   Opening Day - Candlestick Park 4-9-81 Padres 1, Giants 0 WP: Juan Eichelberger (1-0) LP: Doyle Alexander (0-1) HR's: Padres - Broderick Perkins (1) Eichelberger only allows one hit, while Alexander only allows two (one hit Perkins homer)   4-10-81 Padres 8, Giants 7 WP: Danny Boone (1-0) LP: Tom Griffin (0-1) Save: Gary Lucas (1) HR's: Padres - Gene Richards (1), Giants - Darrell Evans 2 (2)   4-11-81 Giants 5, Padres 1 WP: Vida Blue (1-0) LP: Chris Welsh (0-1) HR's: None   4-12-81 Giants 3, Padres 1 WP: Ed Whitson (1-0) LP: Rick Wise (0-1) Save: Al Holland (1) HR's: Giants - Joe Morgan (1), Larry Herndon (1) Teams split 4 games, opening day game was a…
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1981 Season Replay – Astros vs Dodgers

1981 Season Replay – Astros vs Dodgers

1981, Astros, Dodgers
Big time early season matchup between division favorites from Chavez Ravine.   Opening Day - Dodger StadiumĀ  4-9-81 Dodgers 4, Astros 3 WP: Fernando Valenzuela (1-0) LP: Dave Smith (0-1) Save: Steve Howe (1) HR's: Astros - Alan Ashby (1) Dodgers - Ken Landreaux (1), Dusty Baker (1)   4-11-81 Dodgers 10, Astros 0 WP: Jerry Reuss (1-0) LP: Don Sutton (0-1) HR's: Dodgers - Ron Cey 2 (2), Pedro Guerrero (1) Reuss with a 3 hit shutout   4-12-81 Dodgers 4, Astros 3 WP: Burt Hooton (1-0) LP: Bob Knepper (0-1) HR's: Astros - Denny Walling (1), Dodgers - Ron Cey (3)   Dodgers send a message with opening series sweep of the Astros.  
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