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Sunday August 19,1979This date in baseball
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Chris Capuano celebrated a birthday on this date.
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 1979-08-19

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals11Baltimore Orioles7BoxSteve BusbyDon Stanhouse(none)
Chicago White Sox3Boston Red Sox2BoxRich WorthamDennis EckersleyEd Farmer
Toronto Blue Jays2California Angels4BoxDon AaseBalor Moore(none)
Texas Rangers3Milwaukee Brewers4BoxMike CaldwellSparky Lyle(none)
Minnesota Twins3New York Yankees4BoxRon GuidryDarrell JacksonRich Gossage
Cleveland Indians2Oakland Athletics3BoxMike NorrisRick Waits(none)
Detroit Tigers4Seattle Mariners8BoxFloyd BannisterBruce Robbins(none)
San Diego Padres1Chicago Cubs3BoxRick ReuschelRandy JonesBruce Sutter
New York Mets5Cincinnati Reds6BoxDoug BairDale MurrayTom Hume
Philadelphia Phillies3Houston Astros2BoxSteve CarltonJoaquin Andujar(none)
Atlanta Braves1Montreal Expos5BoxBill LeeTony BrizzolaraStan Bahnsen
Los Angeles Dodgers0Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxKent TekulveBurt Hooton(none)
San Francisco Giants0St. Louis Cardinals4BoxJohn DennyJohn CurtisMark Littell

Standings as of 1979-08-19

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1217942.653--57845911935-2544-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium382315.605
222Boston Red Sox1217546.6204.067451915531-2744-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park391623.410
333Milwaukee Brewers1247351.5897.56085446431-2842-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium372215.595
4510New York Yankees1216655.54513.05354944126-3040-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I392316.590
5814Detroit Tigers1226359.51616.56035901331-3532-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium392217.564
6916Cleveland Indians1236162.49619.0560608-4830-3631-26L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium382018.526
71325Toronto Blue Jays1233984.31741.0451635-18420-4619-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium391425.359
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147California Angels1246955.556--66655211431-2838-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium381919.500
2612Minnesota Twins1226458.5254.05975574033-3031-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium401822.450
3713Kansas City Royals1236459.5204.56496351431-3433-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium392118.538
41017Texas Rangers1246163.4928.05705373326-3635-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium382216.579
51120Chicago White Sox1225567.45113.0554578-2433-3022-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park381820.474
61223Seattle Mariners1245173.41118.0538639-10122-3629-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome381622.421
71426Oakland Athletics1243985.31530.0435671-23614-4425-41W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum381523.395
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Pittsburgh Pirates1237152.577--5795057434-2537-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium392712.692
225Montreal Expos1186751.5681.55194398026-3341-18W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium422814.667
359Chicago Cubs1206654.5503.55705452526-3040-24W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field421428.333
4611St. Louis Cardinals1226458.5256.55555282727-3036-29W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II402218.550
5715Philadelphia Phillies1246460.5167.5534555-2129-3735-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium382018.526
61021New York Mets1215269.43018.0473530-5725-3826-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium411130.268
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Houston Astros1247054.565--447456-927-3143-23L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome381919.500
248Cincinnati Reds1256956.5521.55795037630-3039-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium362115.583
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1235766.46312.5582582024-4133-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium392217.564
4919San Francisco Giants1245767.46013.0559585-2628-3929-28L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park381424.368
51122San Diego Padres1255372.42417.5468544-7621-4332-29L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium361521.417
61224Atlanta Braves1254778.37623.5529622-9319-4428-34L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium351916.543

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Wayne TwitchellP31.162Purchased by Mariners from Mets.