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Tuesday August 21,1979This 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.

1979 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
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Games on 1979-08-21

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Texas Rangers2Baltimore Orioles1BoxSteve ComerDennis MartinezJim Kern
Cleveland Indians12California Angels7BoxPaul ReuschelDave Frost(none)
New York Yankees6Kansas City Royals2BoxRich GossagePaul Splittorff(none)
Chicago White Sox2Milwaukee Brewers3BoxLary SorensenMike ProlyBill Castro
Chicago White Sox5Milwaukee Brewers9BoxPaul MitchellFred Howard(none)
Boston Red Sox2Minnesota Twins7BoxJerry KoosmanJohn Tudor(none)
Detroit Tigers1Oakland Athletics8BoxBrian KingmanMike Chris(none)
Toronto Blue Jays4Seattle Mariners8BoxJohn MontaguePhil HuffmanByron McLaughlin
Los Angeles Dodgers4Chicago Cubs2BoxDon SuttonBill CaudillBobby Castillo
Montreal Expos2Cincinnati Reds3BoxTom SeaverRudy MayTom Hume
Houston Astros0New York Mets5BoxPete FalconeFrank LaCorte(none)
Atlanta Braves5Philadelphia Phillies4BoxLarry BradfordRawly EastwickGene Garber
San Francisco Giants6Pittsburgh Pirates1BoxBob KnepperBruce Kison(none)
San Diego Padres3St. Louis Cardinals2BoxBob ShirleyWill McEnaneyRollie Fingers

Standings as of 1979-08-21

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1238043.650--58246112135-2545-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium362214.611
222Boston Red Sox1237548.6105.068153614531-2944-19L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park371621.432
333Milwaukee Brewers1277651.5986.06255547131-2845-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium341915.559
458New York Yankees1236855.55312.05585005828-3040-25W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I372116.568
5713Detroit Tigers1246460.51616.56116011032-3632-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium372116.568
6916Cleveland Indians1256263.49619.0577621-4431-3731-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium361917.528
71426Toronto Blue Jays1253986.31242.0459650-19120-4819-38L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium371423.378
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147California Angels1267056.556--67956911031-2839-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium361818.500
2611Minnesota Twins1246658.5323.06145645033-3033-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium381622.421
3814Kansas City Royals1256461.5125.5655658-331-3433-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium372116.568
41017Texas Rangers1266264.4928.05725413127-3735-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium362115.583
51120Chicago White Sox1255570.44014.5564595-3133-3322-37L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park351817.514
61223Seattle Mariners1265373.42117.0553647-9422-3631-37W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome361422.389
71325Oakland Athletics1264086.31730.0446679-23314-4426-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum361422.389
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Pittsburgh Pirates1257253.576--5865167034-2538-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium372611.703
225Montreal Expos1206852.5671.55264448227-3441-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium402713.675
3510Chicago Cubs1226755.5493.55745502426-3041-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field401327.325
4612St. Louis Cardinals1246559.5246.55635342927-3037-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II382117.553
5715Philadelphia Phillies1266462.5088.5540565-2529-3735-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium362016.556
61021New York Mets1235370.43118.0479538-5925-3827-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium391029.256
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Houston Astros1267155.563--455462-728-3243-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome361818.500
249Cincinnati Reds1277057.5511.55845107430-3040-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium342014.588
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1255867.46412.5587586125-4233-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium372116.568
4919San Francisco Giants1265868.46013.0570592-2229-4029-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park361323.361
51122San Diego Padres1275473.42517.5474552-7822-4432-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium341420.412
61224Atlanta Braves1274978.38622.5539628-8921-4428-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium331716.515

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