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Games on 1979-06-26

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians3Baltimore Orioles4BoxMike FlanaganLen BarkerDon Stanhouse
Boston Red Sox4Detroit Tigers6BoxJack MorrisBill Campbell(none)
Oakland Athletics6Kansas City Royals7BoxAl HraboskyJim Todd(none)
Milwaukee Brewers7Minnesota Twins8BoxMike MarshallJerry Augustine(none)
Chicago White Sox2Seattle Mariners3BoxByron McLaughlinSteve TroutShane Rawley
California Angels1Texas Rangers2BoxJon MatlackDon AaseJim Kern
New York Yankees11Toronto Blue Jays2BoxLuis TiantDave Lemanczyk(none)
Philadelphia Phillies5Chicago Cubs3BoxDick RuthvenDonnie MooreTug McGraw
Cincinnati Reds5Houston Astros6BoxBert RobergeDoug BairJoe Sambito
San Diego Padres5Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxBob ShirleyDon Sutton(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2New York Mets1BoxBert BlylevenTom HausmanGrant Jackson
Atlanta Braves5San Francisco Giants6BoxGary LavelleGene Garber(none)
Montreal Expos5St. Louis Cardinals3BoxRoss GrimsleyJohn DennyWoodie Fryman

Standings as of 1979-06-26

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles724923.681--3572797823-1526-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium875334.609
222Boston Red Sox704426.6294.038728610115-1629-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park904743.522
335Milwaukee Brewers734132.5628.53583203818-2123-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium885434.614
479New York Yankees744034.54110.03303012917-2123-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I864937.570
5917Detroit Tigers683335.48514.0343336716-2317-12W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium935241.559
61018Cleveland Indians713239.45116.5305339-3414-2218-17L9T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium904941.544
71325Toronto Blue Jays762452.31627.0271412-14112-2512-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium862957.337
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146California Angels754233.560--4103456521-1721-16L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium874641.529
367Texas Rangers734033.5481.03223071519-1821-15W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium894346.483
258Kansas City Royals734033.5481.03993801920-1920-14W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium894544.506
4810Minnesota Twins693732.5362.03463252122-1515-17W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium934548.484
51119Chicago White Sox723240.4448.5338346-817-1615-24L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park884147.466
61222Seattle Mariners753243.42710.0346378-3212-2020-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome873552.402
71426Oakland Athletics752253.29320.0261419-1587-2715-26L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum873255.368
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Montreal Expos674225.627--3062386816-1926-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium935340.570
2311Pittsburgh Pirates683632.5296.53112753618-1618-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium946232.660
3512Chicago Cubs673532.5227.0300325-2517-1718-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field954550.474
4413St. Louis Cardinals673532.5227.03132951812-1922-14L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II955144.537
5614Philadelphia Phillies723735.5147.53153041119-2118-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium904743.522
61123New York Mets682939.42613.5258291-3312-2316-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium943460.362
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Houston Astros764630.605--2842681616-1930-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome864343.500
2715Cincinnati Reds743836.5147.0332327517-2121-15L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium875235.598
3816San Francisco Giants733637.4938.5357348917-1919-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park893554.393
4920Los Angeles Dodgers753342.44012.5347356-911-2522-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium874641.529
51021San Diego Padres763343.43413.0291331-4012-2621-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium853550.412
61224Atlanta Braves732845.38416.5322378-5611-2517-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium873849.437


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Bobby MurcerOF33.037Traded by Cubs to Yankees for Paul Semall. 
John SteferoC19.278Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Orioles.