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Games on 1979-04-12

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees5Baltimore Orioles0BoxTommy JohnMike Flanagan(none)
Minnesota Twins1California Angels7BoxChris KnappRoger Erickson(none)
Toronto Blue Jays9Chicago White Sox7BoxTom MurphyLerrin LaGrow(none)
Boston Red Sox12Milwaukee Brewers10BoxDick DragoReggie ClevelandBob Stanley
Oakland Athletics3Seattle Mariners4BoxJohn MontagueBob Lacey(none)
Cleveland Indians3Texas Rangers5BoxFergie JenkinsRick WaitsSparky Lyle
Atlanta Braves10Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxLarry McWilliamsAndy Messersmith(none)
Philadelphia Phillies2New York Mets3BoxPat ZachryRandy Lerch(none)
St. Louis Cardinals1Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxDon RobinsonJohn Denny(none)
San Diego Padres3San Francisco Giants4BoxBob KnepperEric RasmussenDave Roberts

Standings as of 1979-04-12

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510Boston Red Sox532.600--262332-21-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1558867.568
2611Milwaukee Brewers532.600--231852-11-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1569264.590
4814New York Yankees633.5000.5232212-11-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1548668.558
3915Baltimore Orioles633.5000.52428-40-03-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1539954.647
51017Toronto Blue Jays523.4001.02835-72-30-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium15751106.325
61118Detroit Tigers312.3331.01221-91-10-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1588474.532
71324Cleveland Indians615.1672.51328-150-41-1L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1558075.516
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Texas Rangers4401.000--225171-03-0W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1587979.500
225Kansas City Royals541.8000.53919200-04-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1578176.516
337Minnesota Twins642.6671.02224-24-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1567878.500
448Seattle Mariners853.6251.0484260-05-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1546292.403
5712California Angels743.5711.5413922-22-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1558471.542
61223Chicago White Sox514.2003.52031-111-20-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1557283.465
71425Oakland Athletics716.1434.52531-61-30-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum15553102.342
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
224St. Louis Cardinals541.800--218130-13-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1578275.522
133Montreal Expos541.800--201734-10-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1559164.587
359New York Mets532.6001.0261882-01-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1576097.382
4819Philadelphia Phillies624.3332.51923-40-42-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1568274.526
5920Pittsburgh Pirates624.3332.52327-40-22-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1569660.615
61226Chicago Cubs303.0003.01026-160-10-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1598079.503
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Houston Astros651.833--237160-05-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1568472.538
246San Francisco Giants752.7140.53725123-12-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1556689.426
3613Los Angeles Dodgers844.5002.03235-31-23-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1547579.487
4716Cincinnati Reds734.4292.53843-52-11-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1548767.565
61021San Diego Padres725.2863.52133-122-50-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1546688.429
51122Atlanta Braves725.2863.52634-81-31-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1536489.418


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Paul BlairOF35.071Released by Yankees.