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Events on this Date

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Event NameNotes
Retired Number#1 Retired by Philadelphia Phillies for Richie Ashburn
1 record(s)
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MLB Games on Friday August 24, 1979

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VisTeamLgvScoreHomeTeamLghScoreBoxscoreInnAttendanceBallparkTODGameTimeWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherHome Runs
Oakland AthleticsAL2Cleveland IndiansAL5Box | PBP97,012Cleveland StadiumNight2:33Rick WaitsMike Norris---Bonds
Seattle MarinersAL2Detroit TigersAL5Box | PBP926,068Tiger StadiumNight2:46Jack MorrisFloyd BannisterAurelio LopezJones
Boston Red SoxAL2Kansas City RoyalsAL4Box | PBP939,782Royals StadiumNight2:16Craig ChamberlainDennis Eckersley------
New York YankeesAL7Minnesota TwinsAL5Box | PBP929,800Metropolitan StadiumNight2:32Ron GuidryGeoff ZahnRich GossageLandreaux, Nettles
Milwaukee BrewersAL9Texas RangersAL6Box | PBP923,505Arlington StadiumNight3:01Bob GalassoDanny Darwin---Sundberg, Thomas, Wills
California AngelsAL4Toronto Blue JaysAL6Box | PBP918,077Exhibition StadiumDay2:33Tom UnderwoodChris KnappTom BuskeyLansford
Montreal ExposNL2Atlanta BravesNL0Box | PBP96,757Atlanta-Fulton County StadiumNight2:07Bill LeePhil NiekroElias SosaCarter, Parrish
St. Louis CardinalsNL12Los Angeles DodgersNL5Box | PBP940,478Dodger StadiumNight2:34Pete VuckovichJerry Reuss---Baker, Scott, Templeton
Cincinnati RedsNL1New York MetsNL0Box | PBP912,057Shea StadiumNight2:11Bill BonhamNeil AllenTom Hume---
Houston AstrosNL3Philadelphia PhilliesNL5Box | PBP932,124Veterans StadiumNight2:10Steve CarltonJoaquin Andujar------
Pittsburgh PiratesNL2San Diego PadresNL3Box | PBP916,890San Diego StadiumNight2:26Randy JonesEnrique RomoMark LeeParker
Chicago CubsNL4San Francisco GiantsNL1Box | PBP99,352Candlestick ParkNight2:17Rick ReuschelVida Blue---Kingman
12 record(s)
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visTeam Visiting Team Lg League vScore Visiting team runs scored homeTeam Home Team hScore Home team runs scored Boxscore Link to Boxscore (Box) and Play by Play (PBP) Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season TOD Time of Day (Day or Night) GameTime Time of play for the game Winning Pitcher The Pitcher in the game when winning team went ahead for good Losing Pitcher The Pitcher in the game when losing team was losing for the rest of the game Save Pitcher The final pitcher for the winning team in a close game

Standings on Friday, August 24, 1979

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AL East
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
AL East111Baltimore Orioles1248143.653-58846612235-2546-18352114.600
AL East222Boston Red Sox1257649.6085.569254414832-3044-19351520.429
AL East333Milwaukee Brewers1297752.5976.56375647332-2845-24321814.563
AL East448New York Yankees1256956.55212.55665085829-3140-25352015.571
AL East5613Detroit Tigers1266660.52416.06196041533-3633-24351916.543
AL East6916Cleveland Indians1286464.50019.0601634-3332-3732-27331716.515
AL East71426Toronto Blue Jays1274087.31542.5468660-19220-4920-38351322.371
AL West
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
AL West1510California Angels1287058.547-6865889831-2939-29341816.529
AL West2712Minnesota Twins1266660.5243.06235804333-3033-30361620.444
AL West3814Kansas City Royals1276661.5203.5662661131-3435-27351916.543
AL West41017Texas Rangers1286266.4848.05835562727-3835-28342113.618
AL West51120Chicago White Sox1265670.44413.0568598-3034-3322-37341717.500
AL West61223Seattle Mariners1285474.42216.0561655-9422-3732-37341321.382
AL West71325Oakland Athletics1294188.31829.5457693-23615-4526-43331320.394
NL East
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
NL East114Pittsburgh Pirates1277354.575-5965257134-2639-28352510.714
NL East225Montreal Expos1226953.5661.55304517928-3541-18382612.684
NL East359Chicago Cubs1246856.5483.55805582227-3041-26381226.316
NL East4611St. Louis Cardinals1266759.5325.55835443928-3038-30361917.528
NL East5715Philadelphia Phillies1286563.5088.5548572-2429-3736-26341915.559
NL East61122New York Mets1255372.42419.0480542-6225-3827-35371027.270
NL West
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
NL West136Houston Astros1287256.563-461468-729-3343-23341717.500
NL West247Cincinnati Reds1297257.5580.55925128031-3041-27321814.563
NL West3818Los Angeles Dodgers1275968.46512.5599600-126-4233-26352015.571
NL West4919San Francisco Giants1285870.45314.0577604-2729-4129-29341321.382
NL West51021San Diego Padres1295574.42617.5482562-8022-4533-29321319.406
NL West61224Atlanta Braves1295079.38822.5543633-9022-4428-35311615.516
26 record(s)
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League Abbreviation or name of league divRank Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. GP Games Played. Usually refers to a team W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Home Home Team rosG Rest-of-Season Games rosW Rest-of-Season Wins rosL Rest-of-Season Losses rosPct Winning Percentage for Rest of season