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Games on 1979-08-26

Top1979 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALBaltimore Orioles12Chicago White Sox7Boxscore - PBP902:48Mike FlanaganSteve TroutMike Flanagan (18-7)Steve Trout (7-7)-Earl WeaverTony LaRussaComiskey Park
ALBaltimore Orioles4Chicago White Sox3Boxscore - PBP1325,6054:43Steve StoneRich WorthamDon Stanhouse (7-3)Ed Farmer (3-5)-Earl WeaverTony LaRussaComiskey Park
ALOakland Athletics5Cleveland Indians7Boxscore - PBP99,2512:46Brian KingmanPaul ReuschelWayne Garland (4-8)Brian Kingman (4-5)Sid Monge (17)Jim MarshallDave GarciaCleveland Stadium
ALSeattle Mariners3Detroit Tigers4Boxscore - PBP1002:47Rob DresslerMike ChrisAurelio Lopez (7-3)Byron McLaughlin (5-4)-Darrell JohnsonSparky AndersonTiger Stadium
ALSeattle Mariners8Detroit Tigers9Boxscore - PBP931,7702:46Shane RawleyPat UnderwoodDave Tobik (2-4)Randy Stein (2-3)-Darrell JohnsonSparky AndersonTiger Stadium
ALBoston Red Sox3Kansas City Royals6Boxscore - PBP934,9152:13Steve RenkoPaul SplittorffPaul Splittorff (13-13)Steve Renko (9-8)-Don ZimmerWhitey HerzogKauffman Stadium
ALMilwaukee Brewers6Texas Rangers2Boxscore - PBP99,0761:58Bill TraversSteve ComerBill Travers (12-5)Steve Comer (13-9)-George BambergerPat CorralesArlington Stadium
ALCalifornia Angels3Toronto Blue Jays9Boxscore - PBP922,6192:29Nolan RyanButch EdgeButch Edge (2-1)Nolan Ryan (13-10)-Jim FregosiRoy HartsfieldExhibition Stadiu
NLSt. Louis Cardinals1Los Angeles Dodgers4Boxscore - PBP929,4612:16Silvio MartinezRick SutcliffeRick Sutcliffe (12-9)Silvio Martinez (11-7)Bobby Castillo (4)Ken BoyerTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLCincinnati Reds8New York Mets0Boxscore - PBP920,6192:27Tom SeaverPete FalconeTom Seaver (13-5)Pete Falcone (5-10)-John McNamaraJoe TorreShea Stadium
NLHouston Astros4Philadelphia Phillies1Boxscore - PBP932,5592:34Rick WilliamsRandy LerchPete Ladd (1-0)Kevin Saucier (1-2)Joe Sambito (17)Bill VirdonDanny OzarkVeterans Stadium
NLPittsburgh Pirates9San Diego Padres2Boxscore - PBP913,0062:37Bruce KisonBob ShirleyBruce Kison (9-7)Bob Shirley (6-13)-Chuck TannerRoger CraigQualcomm Stadium
NLChicago Cubs4San Francisco Giants1Boxscore - PBP917,7422:43Dennis LampJohn MontefuscoDennis Lamp (9-7)John Montefusco (3-5)Bruce Sutter (33)Herman FranksJoe Altobelli3Com Park at Cand
NLChicago Cubs4San Francisco Giants1Boxscore - PBP917,7422:43Dennis LampJohn MontefuscoDennis Lamp (9-7)John Montefusco (3-5)Bruce Sutter (33)Herman FranksJoe AltobelliCandlestick Park
14 Games on this date

Standings as of 1979-08-26.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1268343.659--60447612837-2546-18W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium331914.576
222Milwaukee Brewers1317952.6036.56485688034-2845-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium301614.533
333Boston Red Sox1277651.5987.569555114432-3244-19L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park331518.455
448New York Yankees1266957.54814.05675125529-3240-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I342014.588
5814Detroit Tigers1296861.52716.56366231333-3635-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium321715.531
6915Cleveland Indians1306664.50819.0613642-2932-3734-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium311516.484
71325Toronto Blue Jays1294188.31843.5479687-20820-4921-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium331221.364
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510California Angels1307159.546--71359911432-3039-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium321715.531
2612Minnesota Twins1276760.5282.56275814633-3034-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium351520.429
3713Kansas City Royals1296861.5272.5669664531-3437-27W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium331716.515
41017Texas Rangers1306268.4779.05875672027-3835-30L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium322111.656
51120Chicago White Sox1285672.43814.0578614-3634-3322-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park321715.531
61222Seattle Mariners1315576.42016.5580672-9223-3932-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome311219.387
71426Oakland Athletics1314190.31330.5465705-24015-4726-43L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum311318.419
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Pittsburgh Pirates1297554.581--6095307936-2639-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium332310.697
236Montreal Expos1226953.5662.55304517928-3541-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium382612.684
359Chicago Cubs1266957.5484.55865642228-3141-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field361125.306
4611St. Louis Cardinals1286860.5316.55895523729-3138-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II341816.529
5716Philadelphia Phillies1306565.50010.5550579-2929-3736-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium321913.594
61123New York Mets1275374.41721.0484558-7425-3827-37L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium351025.286
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Houston Astros1307456.569--468470-231-3343-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome321517.469
247Cincinnati Reds1317457.5650.56085169233-3041-27W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium301614.533
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1296069.46513.5607606126-4234-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium331914.576
4919San Francisco Giants1305971.45415.0583610-2729-4130-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park321220.375
51021San Diego Padres1315576.42019.5487575-8822-4533-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium301317.433
61224Atlanta Braves1295079.38823.5543633-9022-4428-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium311615.516


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
George Scott1B35.156Signed as Free Agent by Yankees. 
Jeff StoneOF18.243Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies.