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Tuesday August 28,1979This 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.

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Games on 1979-08-28

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox3Chicago White Sox7BoxRoss BaumgartenAllen RipleyEd Farmer
California Angels2Detroit Tigers12BoxBruce RobbinsDon Aase(none)
Milwaukee Brewers11Kansas City Royals6BoxMoose HaasCraig Chamberlain(none)
New York Yankees2Texas Rangers10BoxJim KernKen Clay(none)
Oakland Athletics6Toronto Blue Jays3BoxRick LangfordDave Stieb(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates4Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxJohn CandelariaCharlie Hough(none)
Houston Astros6Montreal Expos7BoxDavid PalmerPete Ladd(none)
Atlanta Braves6New York Mets4BoxPhil NiekroDock EllisJoey McLaughlin
Cincinnati Reds5Philadelphia Phillies2BoxFrank PastoreSteve CarltonTom Hume
Chicago Cubs3San Diego Padres1BoxRick ReuschelRandy JonesBruce Sutter
St. Louis Cardinals2San Francisco Giants1BoxBob ForschBob KnepperMark Littell

Standings as of 1979-08-28

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1288444.656--61248113138-2646-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium311813.581
222Milwaukee Brewers1338053.6026.56685848435-2945-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium281513.536
333Boston Red Sox1297653.5898.570256114133-3344-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park311516.484
449New York Yankees1287058.54714.05765265030-3340-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I321913.594
5612Detroit Tigers1317061.53415.56516272433-3637-25W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium301515.500
6915Cleveland Indians1316665.50419.5618648-3032-3734-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium301515.500
71325Toronto Blue Jays1314289.32143.5489693-20420-4922-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium311120.355
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510California Angels1327161.538--71761410332-3239-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium301713.567
2713Minnesota Twins1296861.5271.56325894333-3035-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium331419.424
3814Kansas City Royals1316962.5271.5685684131-3438-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium311615.516
41017Texas Rangers1326369.4778.06015762527-3836-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium302010.667
51120Chicago White Sox1305872.44612.0588621-3334-3323-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park301515.500
61221Seattle Mariners1325676.42415.0586677-9124-3932-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome301119.367
71426Oakland Athletics1334291.31629.5471715-24416-4826-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum291217.414
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Pittsburgh Pirates1317655.580--6155358037-2739-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium31229.710
247Montreal Expos1247054.5652.55374607728-3542-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium362511.694
358Chicago Cubs1287058.5474.55935702329-3241-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field341024.294
4611St. Louis Cardinals1296960.5356.05915533830-3138-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II331716.515
5716Philadelphia Phillies1326567.49211.5554588-3429-3736-30L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium301911.633
61123New York Mets1295376.41122.0489569-8025-3827-39L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium331023.303
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Cincinnati Reds1337657.571--6175209735-3041-27W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium281414.500
236Houston Astros1327557.5680.5477477032-3443-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome301416.467
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1316170.46614.0612612026-4235-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium311813.581
4919San Francisco Giants1315972.45016.0584612-2829-4130-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park311219.387
51022San Diego Padres1335677.42120.0493582-8922-4534-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium281216.429
61224Atlanta Braves1315279.39723.0554638-8424-4428-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium291415.483


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Andy MessersmithP34.022Released by Dodgers.