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Games on 1979-08-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals4Baltimore Orioles2BoxPaul SplittorffDennis Martinez(none)
Chicago White Sox5Boston Red Sox7BoxAllen RipleyMike Proly(none)
Texas Rangers1Milwaukee Brewers4BoxLary SorensenBrian Allard(none)
Minnesota Twins5New York Yankees1BoxGeoff ZahnCatfish Hunter(none)
New York Mets6Atlanta Braves3BoxPete FalconePhil NiekroNeil Allen
San Francisco Giants4Chicago Cubs14BoxLynn McGlothenBob Knepper(none)
San Diego Padres4Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxBruce KisonGaylord PerryEnrique Romo
Los Angeles Dodgers4St. Louis Cardinals2BoxBobby CastilloGeorge Frazier(none)

Standings as of 1979-08-16

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1187840.661--56143912235-2543-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium412417.585
222Boston Red Sox1187444.6274.066351015331-2743-17W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park421725.405
333Milwaukee Brewers1217150.5878.55965336331-2840-22W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium402416.600
458New York Yankees1186454.54214.05244834126-3038-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I422517.595
5813Detroit Tigers1196158.51317.5583576729-3432-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium422418.571
6915Cleveland Indians1206159.50818.0554596-4230-3331-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium412021.488
71325Toronto Blue Jays1203882.31741.0438619-18119-4419-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium421527.357
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147California Angels1216754.554--65053911131-2836-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium412120.512
2611Minnesota Twins1196356.5293.05865464032-2831-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium431924.442
3712Kansas City Royals1206258.5174.56296181129-3333-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium422319.548
41017Texas Rangers1216061.4967.05595253425-3435-27L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium412318.561
51120Chicago White Sox1195366.44513.0545567-2231-2922-37L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park412021.488
61223Seattle Mariners1215071.41317.0524619-9522-3628-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome411724.415
71426Oakland Athletics1213685.29831.0423665-24214-4422-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum411823.439
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Pittsburgh Pirates1207050.583--5704937734-2536-25W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium422814.667
236Montreal Expos1156451.5573.55114377426-3338-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium453114.689
3510Chicago Cubs1176354.5385.55555361926-3037-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field451728.378
4614St. Louis Cardinals1196158.5138.55435241927-3033-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II432518.581
5716Philadelphia Phillies1216160.5049.5525551-2626-3735-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium412318.561
61021New York Mets1185266.44117.0462516-5425-3526-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium441133.250
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Houston Astros1217051.579--443447-427-3143-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome411922.463
249Cincinnati Reds1226656.5414.55654927330-3036-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium392415.615
3818San Francisco Giants1215764.47113.0555573-1828-3629-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park411427.341
4919Los Angeles Dodgers1205565.45814.5570573-322-4033-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium422418.571
51122San Diego Padres1225369.43417.5459529-7021-4032-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium391524.385
61224Atlanta Braves1224775.38523.5527614-8719-4128-34L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium381919.500