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Wednesday April 18,1979This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Games on 1979-04-18

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Milwaukee Brewers4Boston Red Sox1BoxLary SorensenSteve Renko(none)
Texas Rangers4Cleveland Indians6BoxSid MongeDoc Medich(none)
California Angels11Minnesota Twins6BoxDyar MillerRoger EricksonMark Clear
Baltimore Orioles1New York Yankees3BoxTommy JohnDennis MartinezRich Gossage
Seattle Mariners2Oakland Athletics5BoxAlan WirthRick HoneycuttDave Heaverlo
Chicago White Sox12Toronto Blue Jays5BoxRich WorthamJim Clancy(none)
St. Louis Cardinals3Chicago Cubs2BoxTom BrunoDonnie MooreDarold Knowles
Houston Astros4Los Angeles Dodgers0BoxVern RuhleDoug Rau(none)
New York Mets5Montreal Expos6BoxDavid PalmerDale Murray(none)
Philadelphia Phillies3Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxRandy LerchDon Robinson(none)
San Francisco Giants6San Diego Padres7BoxSteve MuraTom Griffin(none)

Standings as of 1979-04-18

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Milwaukee Brewers1073.700--5640163-24-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1518863.583
247New York Yankees1174.6360.5474614-23-2W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1498267.550
3610Boston Red Sox954.5561.55040102-23-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1518665.570
4813Detroit Tigers844.5002.0484622-32-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1538172.529
51020Toronto Blue Jays1147.3643.56080-202-32-4L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium15149102.325
61324Cleveland Indians1037.3004.02955-261-52-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1517873.517
71425Baltimore Orioles1138.2734.54160-190-53-3L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1489949.669
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Texas Rangers972.778--5033172-15-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1537677.497
223California Angels1293.7500.58550357-22-1W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1507971.527
356Minnesota Twins1174.6361.0605467-20-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1517576.497
4712Kansas City Royals1055.5002.5655781-44-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1528072.526
5916Chicago White Sox1156.4553.06857114-21-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1496881.456
61121Seattle Mariners1459.3574.57089-190-35-6L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1486286.419
71223Oakland Athletics1349.3085.04567-221-33-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1495099.336
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Montreal Expos1082.800--363154-14-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1508763.580
248Philadelphia Phillies1064.6002.04432124-42-0W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1527874.513
339St. Louis Cardinals1064.6002.04633132-43-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1528072.526
4918Pittsburgh Pirates1147.3644.54562-170-24-5L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1519457.623
51122New York Mets936.3334.5403822-21-4L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1536093.392
61226Chicago Cubs826.2505.02237-151-31-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1547876.506
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Houston Astros1394.692--5831274-35-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1498069.537
2511San Francisco Giants1376.5382.0605733-34-3L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1496485.430
3614Cincinnati Reds1266.5002.56163-24-32-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1498465.564
4715San Diego Padres1367.4623.04858-102-54-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1486286.419
5817Los Angeles Dodgers1468.4293.55367-141-25-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1487375.493
61019Atlanta Braves1147.3644.04852-43-51-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1496287.416