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Friday, August 17,1979

Friday, August 17,1979

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year gametype box date visiting team score home team score box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1979 reg season Aug 17,1979 Kansas City Royals  7  Baltimore Orioles  1  box | pbp Memorial Stadium Craig Chamberlain Jim Palmer -- 29,348 2:34
1979 reg season Aug 17,1979 Chicago White Sox  4  Boston Red Sox  1  box | pbp Fenway Park Ross Baumgarten Bob Stanley Ed Farmer 35,114 2:22
1979 reg season Aug 17,1979 Toronto Blue Jays  6  California Angels  5  box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Dave Stieb Mark Clear -- 25,050 2:43
1979 reg season Aug 17,1979 Texas Rangers  1  Milwaukee Brewers  5  box | pbp County Stadium Moose Haas Steve Comer -- 24,074 2:22
1979 reg season Aug 17,1979 Minnesota Twins  5  New York Yankees  2  box | pbp Yankee Stadium I Jerry Koosman Jim Beattie -- 30,372 2:14
1979 reg season Aug 17,1979 Cleveland Indians  3  Oakland Athletics  5  box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Steve McCatty Dan Spillner -- 2,059 2:22
1979 reg season Aug 17,1979 Detroit Tigers  9  Seattle Mariners  2  box | pbp Kingdome Milt Wilcox Rick Honeycutt John Hiller 11,074 2:51
1979 reg season Aug 17,1979 San Diego Padres  6  Chicago Cubs  9  box | pbp Wrigley Field Dick Tidrow John D'Acquisto Bruce Sutter 19,099 2:52
1979 reg season Aug 17,1979 New York Mets  3  Cincinnati Reds  4  box | pbp Cinergy Field Tom Hume Dale Murray -- 32,854 2:15
1979 reg season Aug 17,1979 Philadelphia Phillies  5  Houston Astros  2  box | pbp Astrodome Randy Lerch Frank LaCorte -- 33,782 2:18
1979 reg season Aug 17,1979 Atlanta Braves  0  Montreal Expos  1  box | pbp Stade Olympique David Palmer Eddie Solomon -- 31,503 2:39
1979 reg season Aug 17,1979 Los Angeles Dodgers  7  Pittsburgh Pirates  6  box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Dave Patterson Jim Bibby Bobby Castillo 22,416 3:05
1979 reg season Aug 17,1979 San Francisco Giants  0  St. Louis Cardinals  3  box | pbp Busch Stadium II John Fulgham Ed Whitson -- 22,327 2:11
13 record(s)
Standings on this date
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year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1979 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 119 78 41 .655 0.0 562 446 116 L2 35-25 43-16 1 1 1 Yes Lost World Series (Pirates)
1979 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 119 74 45 .622 4.0 664 514 150 L1 31-27 43-18 2 2 2 Yes dnq
1979 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 122 72 50 .590 7.5 601 534 67 W6 31-28 41-22 3 3 3 Yes dnq
1979 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 119 64 55 .538 14.0 526 488 38 L2 26-30 38-25 4 5 10 Yes dnq
1979 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 120 62 58 .517 16.5 592 578 14 W4 30-34 32-24 5 8 13 -- dnq
1979 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 121 61 60 .504 18.0 557 601 -44 L2 30-34 31-26 6 9 16 -- dnq
1979 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 121 39 82 .322 40.0 444 624 -180 W1 20-44 19-38 7 13 25 -- dnq
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1979 AL West California Angels franchise | log 122 67 55 .549 0.0 655 545 110 L4 31-28 36-27 1 4 7 Yes Lost ALCS (Orioles)
1979 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 120 64 56 .533 2.0 591 548 43 W2 33-28 31-28 2 6 11 -- dnq
1979 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 121 63 58 .521 3.5 636 619 17 W2 30-33 33-25 3 7 12 -- dnq
1979 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 122 60 62 .492 7.0 560 530 30 L6 25-35 35-27 4 10 17 -- dnq
1979 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 120 54 66 .450 12.0 549 568 -19 W1 32-29 22-37 5 11 20 -- dnq
1979 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 122 50 72 .410 17.0 526 628 -102 L1 22-36 28-36 6 12 23 -- dnq
1979 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 122 37 85 .303 30.0 428 668 -240 W2 14-44 23-41 7 14 26 -- dnq
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1979 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 121 70 51 .579 0.0 576 500 76 L1 34-25 36-26 1 1 4 Yes Won World Series (Orioles)
1979 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 116 65 51 .560 2.5 512 437 75 W2 26-33 39-18 2 3 6 Yes dnq
1979 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 118 64 54 .542 4.5 564 542 22 W3 26-30 38-24 3 5 9 Yes dnq
1979 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 120 62 58 .517 7.5 546 524 22 W1 27-30 34-29 4 6 14 -- dnq
1979 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 122 62 60 .508 8.5 530 553 -23 W2 27-37 35-23 5 7 15 -- dnq
1979 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 119 52 67 .437 17.0 465 520 -55 L1 25-36 26-32 6 10 21 -- dnq
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1979 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 122 70 52 .574 0.0 445 452 -7 L2 27-31 43-21 1 2 5 Yes dnq
1979 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 123 67 56 .545 3.5 569 495 74 W1 30-30 37-26 2 4 8 Yes Lost NLCS (Pirates)
1979 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 122 57 65 .467 13.0 555 576 -21 L3 28-37 29-28 3 8 18 -- dnq
1979 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 121 56 65 .463 13.5 577 579 -2 W4 23-40 33-25 4 9 19 -- dnq
1979 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 123 53 70 .431 17.5 465 538 -73 L4 21-41 32-29 5 11 22 -- dnq
1979 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 123 47 76 .382 23.5 527 615 -88 L4 19-42 28-34 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)
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player name team name statusshort Transaction Description
George Scott -- Hist Released by Royals
Ted Sizemore Boston Red Sox Hist Traded from Chicago Cubs to Boston Red Sox for Mike O`Berry (10/23/1979)
2 record(s)