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Wednesday May 16,1979This 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 1979-05-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles10Boston Red Sox6BoxDennis MartinezAndy HasslerTim Stoddard
Milwaukee Brewers3California Angels4BoxMark ClearJerry Augustine(none)
Toronto Blue Jays4Cleveland Indians3BoxDave LemanczykRick Wise(none)
Texas Rangers8Minnesota Twins4BoxJon MatlackPaul HartzellJim Kern
Detroit Tigers2New York Yankees6BoxRon GuidryMark Fidrych(none)
Chicago White Sox3Oakland Athletics1BoxFrancisco BarriosMatt KeoughSteve Trout
Kansas City Royals4Seattle Mariners3BoxSteve BusbyOdell Jones(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers2Atlanta Braves3BoxEddie SolomonAndy MessersmithGene Garber
Philadelphia Phillies13Chicago Cubs0BoxSteve CarltonRick Reuschel(none)
San Diego Padres0Cincinnati Reds7BoxBill BonhamSteve Mura(none)
San Francisco Giants8Houston Astros4BoxGary LavelleBo McLaughlin(none)
New York Mets3Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxEnrique RomoSkip Lockwood(none)
Montreal Expos0St. Louis Cardinals2BoxBob ForschBill LeeMark Littell

Standings as of 1979-05-16

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles352312.657--1861275910-713-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1247945.637
233Boston Red Sox342212.6470.5186134527-615-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1266957.548
4712New York Yankees362016.5563.5163152116-814-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1246955.556
3811Milwaukee Brewers362016.5563.51711422910-1210-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1257550.600
51018Detroit Tigers301317.4337.5147153-65-108-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1317259.550
61121Cleveland Indians341321.3829.5122168-465-118-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1276859.535
71426Toronto Blue Jays371027.27014.0135209-746-144-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1254382.344
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Minnesota Twins342212.647--1841592513-49-8L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1286068.469
245Texas Rangers352114.6001.51671511612-79-7W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1276265.488
358California Angels362115.5832.02001643611-810-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1266759.532
4610Kansas City Royals372116.5682.52071832410-1211-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1256461.512
5915Chicago White Sox341717.5005.0172168412-95-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1265670.444
61223Oakland Athletics361224.33311.0122196-745-127-12L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1264284.333
71325Seattle Mariners381127.28913.0150206-562-129-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1245668.452
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Philadelphia Phillies342311.676--1581045413-810-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1286167.477
226Montreal Expos321913.5943.013913188-1211-1L5T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1287652.594
337St. Louis Cardinals342014.5883.0140118227-812-7W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1286662.516
4614Chicago Cubs311615.5165.5129146-175-811-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1316467.489
5919Pittsburgh Pirates311318.4198.5144151-75-88-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1318546.649
61122New York Mets321121.34411.0114142-286-145-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1305278.400
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Cincinnati Reds362115.583--1851612410-611-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1256956.552
2513Houston Astros372017.5411.515815179-1011-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1256956.552
4817San Francisco Giants361818.5003.0163168-57-911-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1265373.421
3716Los Angeles Dodgers381919.5003.016215576-1013-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1246064.484
51020San Diego Padres381523.3957.0160191-317-138-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1235370.431
61224Atlanta Braves331122.3338.5146180-345-126-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1275572.433


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Nardi ContrerasP27.240Signed as Free Agent by White Sox. 
Len Randle3B-2B30.093Signed as Free Agent by Giants.