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Sunday August 12,1979This date in baseball
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Games on 1979-08-12

Top1979 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALSeattle Mariners3California Angels4Boxscore - PBP927,3452:23Rob DresslerDave FrostDave Frost (12-7)Randy Stein (2-2)-Darrell JohnsonJim FregosiAngel Stadium of
ALToronto Blue Jays0Chicago White Sox7Boxscore - PBP902:15Tom UnderwoodRoss BaumgartenRoss Baumgarten (10-7)Tom Underwood (5-14)-Roy HartsfieldTony LaRussaComiskey Park
ALToronto Blue Jays7Chicago White Sox5Boxscore - PBP914,7122:25Balor MooreMike ProlyBalor Moore (3-3)Mike Proly (1-4)Tom Buskey (4)Roy HartsfieldTony LaRussaComiskey Park
ALDetroit Tigers1Kansas City Royals7Boxscore - PBP932,6712:27Milt WilcoxCraig ChamberlainCraig Chamberlain (1-0)Milt Wilcox (9-6)-Sparky AndersonWhitey HerzogKauffman Stadium
ALOakland Athletics0Minnesota Twins1Boxscore - PBP914,5001:43Rick LangfordJerry KoosmanJerry Koosman (14-10)Rick Langford (7-13)-Jim MarshallGene MauchMetropolitan Stad
ALCleveland Indians6Texas Rangers3Boxscore - PBP914,3462:46Dan SpillnerSteve ComerDan Spillner (7-2)Steve Comer (12-7)Sid Monge (15)Dave GarciaPat CorralesArlington Stadium
NLHouston Astros2Atlanta Braves3Boxscore - PBP97,5572:07Rick WilliamsPhil NiekroPhil Niekro (15-15)Rick Williams (3-5)-Bill VirdonBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLCincinnati Reds9San Diego Padres2Boxscore - PBP902:24Tom SeaverGaylord PerryTom Seaver (11-5)Gaylord Perry (10-9)-John McNamaraRoger CraigQualcomm Stadium
NLCincinnati Reds4San Diego Padres5Boxscore - PBP925,0492:31Mike LaCossBob ShirleyMark Lee (2-2)Mike LaCoss (12-5)Eric Rasmussen (2)John McNamaraRoger CraigQualcomm Stadium
NLLos Angeles Dodgers1San Francisco Giants4Boxscore - PBP939,9142:15Jerry ReussVida BlueVida Blue (10-9)Jerry Reuss (3-10)-Tom LasordaJoe Altobelli3Com Park at Cand
NLLos Angeles Dodgers1San Francisco Giants4Boxscore - PBP939,9142:15Jerry ReussVida BlueVida Blue (10-9)Jerry Reuss (3-10)-Tom LasordaJoe AltobelliCandlestick Park
NLChicago Cubs5St. Louis Cardinals3Boxscore - PBP940,9952:43Lynn McGlothenJohn FulghamGuillermo Hernandez (4-1)John Fulgham (4-4)Bruce Sutter (28)Herman FranksKen BoyerBusch Stadium II
12 Games on this date

Standings as of 1979-08-12.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1147638.667--55542612935-2541-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium452619.578
222Boston Red Sox1147044.6146.062949413531-2739-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park462125.457
334Milwaukee Brewers1176750.57310.55765215531-2836-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium442816.636
4611New York Yankees1146153.53515.05104684226-3035-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I462818.609
5916Cleveland Indians1175958.50418.5539589-5028-3231-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium442222.500
61017Detroit Tigers1165858.50019.0566569-326-3432-24L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium452718.600
71325Toronto Blue Jays1173681.30841.5427612-18517-4319-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium451728.378
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146California Angels1186751.568--64352212131-2836-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium442123.477
2510Minnesota Twins1156253.5393.55705185231-2531-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium472027.426
3712Kansas City Royals1166155.5265.06146001428-3033-25W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium462422.522
4814Texas Rangers1176057.5136.55485084025-3035-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium452322.511
51119Chicago White Sox1155263.45213.5531556-2530-2622-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park452124.467
61223Seattle Mariners1184969.41518.0517604-8722-3627-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome441826.409
71426Oakland Athletics1183583.29732.0416654-23814-4421-39L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum441925.432
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Pittsburgh Pirates1166650.569--5444865833-2533-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium463214.696
237Montreal Expos1126349.5631.05064317525-3138-18W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium483216.667
359Chicago Cubs1136152.5403.55315161526-2935-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field491930.388
4613St. Louis Cardinals1156055.5225.55335033027-3032-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II472621.553
5715Philadelphia Phillies1186058.5087.0520538-1825-3635-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium442420.545
61122New York Mets1154966.42616.5432505-7322-3526-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium471433.298
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Houston Astros1186850.576--437442-527-3141-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome442123.477
248Cincinnati Reds1206555.5424.05614887330-3035-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium412516.610
3818San Francisco Giants1185662.47512.0538551-1327-3429-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park441529.341
4920San Diego Padres1195366.44515.5453512-5921-3732-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium421527.357
51021Los Angeles Dodgers1175265.44415.5551566-1519-4033-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium452718.600
61224Atlanta Braves1194772.39521.5516584-6819-4128-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium411922.463

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Willie Montanez1B-OF31.133Traded by Mets to Rangers for Mike Jorgensen and Ed Lynch.