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Friday July 20,1979This 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 1979-07-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
California Angels1Baltimore Orioles2BoxScott McGregorJim Barr(none)
Seattle Mariners8Boston Red Sox0BoxMike ParrottMike Torrez(none)
Cleveland Indians1Kansas City Royals9BoxRich GaleRick Waits(none)
Toronto Blue Jays0Milwaukee Brewers2BoxJim SlatonTom Underwood(none)
Detroit Tigers6Minnesota Twins14BoxGary SerumKip Young(none)
Oakland Athletics5New York Yankees1BoxBrian KingmanTommy JohnDave Hamilton
Chicago White Sox2Texas Rangers1BoxRich WorthamJohn Henry JohnsonGuy Hoffman
Atlanta Braves2Chicago Cubs10BoxRick ReuschelTony Brizzolara(none)
Montreal Expos5Los Angeles Dodgers6BoxDave PattersonWoodie Fryman(none)
Houston Astros3Pittsburgh Pirates9BoxJohn CandelariaJ.R. Richard(none)
New York Mets1San Diego Padres2BoxGaylord PerryCraig Swan(none)
Philadelphia Phillies6San Francisco Giants4BoxRandy LerchTom GriffinRon Reed
Cincinnati Reds3St. Louis Cardinals0BoxTom SeaverJohn Denny(none)

Standings as of 1979-07-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles936132.656--4353518428-2233-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium664125.621
222Boston Red Sox905733.6332.548036411624-2233-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park703436.486
333Milwaukee Brewers945638.5965.54623927024-2332-15W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium673928.582
4712New York Yankees945044.53211.54143852923-2627-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I663927.591
5815Detroit Tigers914546.49515.0455448723-2722-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium704030.571
61119Cleveland Indians924349.46717.5406460-5418-2925-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium693831.551
71325Toronto Blue Jays952966.30533.0333486-15315-3414-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium672443.358
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
144California Angels965640.583--52842610225-2131-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium663234.485
258Texas Rangers945242.5533.04293903922-2230-20L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium683137.456
3611Minnesota Twins914942.5384.54764225427-2022-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium713338.465
4917Kansas City Royals934548.4849.5480501-2120-2525-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium694029.580
51018Chicago White Sox934449.47310.5436442-625-2219-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park672938.433
61222Seattle Mariners964155.42715.0430489-5916-2625-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome662640.394
71426Oakland Athletics962670.27130.0334542-20810-3516-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum662838.424
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
115Montreal Expos875037.575--3813216019-2531-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium734528.616
226Chicago Cubs884939.5571.54114001122-1927-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field743143.419
349Pittsburgh Pirates894940.5512.04053584727-2122-19W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium734924.671
4510Philadelphia Phillies945143.5432.54184011722-2629-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium683335.485
5714St. Louis Cardinals894544.5066.0402394817-2427-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II734132.562
61021New York Mets903951.43312.5347393-4616-3022-22L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium722448.333
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Houston Astros975443.557--342358-1623-2731-16L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome653530.538
2613Cincinnati Reds965046.5213.54233893422-2428-22W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium654025.615
3816San Francisco Giants954649.4847.0445436922-2824-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park672542.373
4920San Diego Padres984553.4599.5377411-3418-3127-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium632340.365
51123Atlanta Braves944054.42612.5429475-4616-2824-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium662640.394
61224Los Angeles Dodgers953857.40015.0417461-4414-3524-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium674126.612


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Rusty StaubOF-1B35.110Traded by Tigers to Expos for Randy Schafer and Cash.