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Saturday May 12,1979This date in baseball
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Games on 1979-05-12

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Seattle Mariners2Baltimore Orioles4BoxMike FlanaganRick Honeycutt(none)
Oakland Athletics2Boston Red Sox8BoxMike TorrezRick Langford(none)
Kansas City Royals5Chicago White Sox4BoxMarty PattinRich HintonRenie Martin
Milwaukee Brewers3Detroit Tigers2BoxJerry AugustineBruce TaylorBob McClure
Cleveland Indians0Minnesota Twins4BoxJerry KoosmanMike Paxton(none)
California Angels5New York Yankees6BoxDick TidrowDave Frost(none)
Texas Rangers3Toronto Blue Jays1BoxSteve ComerDave LemanczykSparky Lyle
Chicago Cubs3Houston Astros11BoxKen ForschLynn McGlothen(none)
Chicago Cubs2Houston Astros0BoxKen HoltzmanRick Williams(none)
Montreal Expos3Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxBob WelchStan Bahnsen(none)
Cincinnati Reds2Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxJim BibbyFrank PastoreGrant Jackson
New York Mets1San Diego Padres2BoxBob OwchinkoNeil Allen(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1San Francisco Giants4BoxEd HalickiRandy Lerch(none)
Atlanta Braves6St. Louis Cardinals7BoxBuddy SchultzGene Garber(none)

Standings as of 1979-05-12

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Baltimore Orioles332211.667--174118569-613-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1268046.635
235Boston Red Sox312011.6451.0169120497-613-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1297158.550
346Milwaukee Brewers332013.6062.01651303510-910-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1287553.586
4714New York Yankees321715.5314.5133134-16-811-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1287256.563
51019Detroit Tigers261115.4237.513313304-87-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1357461.548
61223Cleveland Indians301020.33310.5110159-494-116-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1317160.542
71426Toronto Blue Jays32824.25013.5120192-725-123-12L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1304585.346
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Minnesota Twins30228.733--1651323313-49-4W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1326072.455
257California Angels331914.5764.51841483611-78-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1296960.535
368Texas Rangers301713.5675.013512698-69-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1326666.500
4813Kansas City Royals321715.5316.0179165146-1111-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1306862.523
5917Chicago White Sox311516.4847.51621521010-95-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1295871.450
61121Oakland Athletics331221.36411.5118183-655-117-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1294287.326
71325Seattle Mariners341024.29414.0137192-552-128-12L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1285771.445
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Philadelphia Phillies312110.677--132943811-710-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1316368.481
224Montreal Expos291910.6551.0137120178-911-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1317655.580
3511St. Louis Cardinals311714.5484.0130115157-89-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1316962.527
4612Chicago Cubs281513.5364.5122129-75-710-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1346569.485
5918Pittsburgh Pirates281216.4297.5137138-15-87-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1348648.642
61122New York Mets291019.34510.0104133-295-125-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1335380.398
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
139Cincinnati Reds321814.563--163152119-69-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1297257.558
2410Houston Astros341915.559--150135159-1010-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1287058.547
3715Los Angeles Dodgers351718.4862.514714615-912-9W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1276265.488
4816San Francisco Giants331617.4852.5144151-75-911-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1295574.426
51020San Diego Padres341321.3826.0149172-236-117-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1275572.433
61224Atlanta Braves301020.3337.0136166-305-115-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1305674.431


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Tom MurphyP33.133Released by Blue Jays.