Oakland Athletics vs California Angels
April 15, 1981 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on April 15, 1981 at Anaheim Stadium. The Oakland Athletics defeated the California Angels and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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"The box score is the catechism of baseball, ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye." - Author Stanley Cohen in The Man in the Crowd (1981)

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Oakland Athletics 5, California Angels 3

Oakland Athletics ab r h rbi
Henderson lf 3 1 0 0
Murphy cf 3 1 1 1
Revering 1b 3 0 1 0
Johnson ph,1b 1 0 0 0
Gross 3b 3 0 0 0
Hosley ph 1 1 0 1
McKay 3b 0 0 0 0
Armas rf 4 1 1 3
Page dh 4 0 0 0
Heath c 4 0 0 0
Doyle 2b 0 0 0 0
Babitt 2b 4 1 2 0
Picciolo ss 2 0 0 0
Patterson ph 1 0 0 0
Stanley ss 0 0 0 0
Langford p 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 5 5 5
California Angels ab r h rbi
Carew 1b 4 0 1 1
Burleson ss 5 1 4 1
Lynn cf 3 0 0 1
Baylor dh 4 0 0 0
Ford rf 4 0 1 0
Downing c 4 0 0 0
Brunansky lf 4 1 1 0
Grich 2b 2 1 1 0
Hobson 3b 2 0 2 0
Campaneris pr,3b 0 0 0 0
Ott ph 1 0 0 0
Patek pr 0 0 0 0
Jefferson p 0 0 0 0
Hassler p 0 0 0 0
Aase p 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 3 10 3
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 5 5 0
California 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 10 3
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Langford W (2-0) 9.0 10 3 3 2 8
Totals 9.0 10 3 3 2 8
California Angels IP H R ER BB SO
Jefferson 7.1 2 2 2 4 2
Hassler L (1-1) 1.0 2 3 3 2 0
Aase 0.2 1 0 0 0 1
Totals 9.0 5 5 5 6 3

E –Hobson (3), Jefferson 2 (2). 3B –California Burleson (1,off Langford). HR –Oakland Armas (4,8th inning off Hassler 2 on, 2 out). SH –Carew (1,off Langford); Grich (1,off Langford). SF –Lynn (2,off Langford). CS –Burleson (1,2nd base by Langford/Heath). U-HP –Jerry Neudecker, 1B –Larry McCoy, 2B –Durwood Merrill, 3B –Dave Phillips. T –3:02. A –27,371.

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