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Games on 1979-05-24

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox3Baltimore Orioles5BoxDennis MartinezMike Torrez(none)
Oakland Athletics1Chicago White Sox10BoxRich WorthamMatt Keough(none)
Seattle Mariners4Kansas City Royals5BoxDennis LeonardOdell Jones(none)
California Angels6Milwaukee Brewers9BoxJerry AugustineChris Knapp(none)
Chicago Cubs9New York Mets7BoxKen HoltzmanPete FalconeBruce Sutter
Chicago Cubs2New York Mets4BoxPat ZachryMike KrukowSkip Lockwood
Cincinnati Reds1San Francisco Giants2BoxPhil NastuPaul MoskauRandy Moffitt

Standings as of 1979-05-24

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles422814.667--2201566413-815-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1177443.632
235Boston Red Sox412516.6102.5208166428-817-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1196653.555
3610New York Yankees422319.5485.0194171239-1114-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1186652.559
4712Milwaukee Brewers442420.5455.02121783411-1613-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1177146.607
51019Detroit Tigers361620.4449.0174187-136-1210-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1256956.552
61120Cleveland Indians411823.4399.5161200-397-1211-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1206357.525
71426Toronto Blue Jays441133.25018.0166247-816-155-18L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1184276.356
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Minnesota Twins402515.625--2141932116-79-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1225765.467
246Texas Rangers412417.5851.51951841113-911-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1215962.488
357California Angels432518.5811.52361954111-1114-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1196356.529
4813Kansas City Royals432320.5353.52472291810-1213-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1196257.521
5915Chicago White Sox412120.5124.52071961113-128-8W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1195267.437
71324Seattle Mariners441529.34112.0199240-414-1311-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1185266.441
61225Oakland Athletics441529.34112.0150241-915-1510-14L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1183979.331
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Montreal Expos392514.641--1781542412-1213-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1217051.579
223Philadelphia Phillies412615.634--2041584614-812-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1215863.479
349St. Louis Cardinals402218.5503.5165142239-1112-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1226458.525
4716Pittsburgh Pirates381820.4746.5175177-29-109-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1248044.645
5918Chicago Cubs381721.4477.5174202-286-1011-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1246361.508
61122New York Mets381424.36810.5146177-316-158-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1244975.395
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138Cincinnati Reds422418.571--2091911811-813-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1196653.555
2511San Francisco Giants442420.5451.02031911211-1013-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1184771.398
3614Houston Astros452421.5331.5184177710-1214-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1176552.556
4817Los Angeles Dodgers452124.4674.519318948-1513-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1175859.496
51021San Diego Padres451827.4007.5181215-348-1610-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1165066.431
61223Atlanta Braves411526.3668.5181220-395-1210-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1195168.429