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Games on 1979-09-18

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins0Chicago White Sox1BoxKen KravecDave Goltz(none)
New York Yankees3Cleveland Indians16BoxMike PaxtonPaul Mirabella(none)
Baltimore Orioles1Detroit Tigers2BoxDan PetryMike FlanaganAurelio Lopez
California Angels6Kansas City Royals4BoxDave FrostRich GaleJohn Montague
Texas Rangers9Oakland Athletics5BoxFergie JenkinsSteve McCatty(none)
Milwaukee Brewers7Seattle Mariners6BoxJerry AugustineShane RawleyBill Castro
Boston Red Sox8Toronto Blue Jays3BoxMike TorrezPhil Huffman(none)
Atlanta Braves1Los Angeles Dodgers6BoxJerry ReussEddie Solomon(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates5Montreal Expos3BoxGrant JacksonDale MurrayDave Roberts
Chicago Cubs2New York Mets0BoxRick ReuschelJohn PacellaBruce Sutter
Chicago Cubs2New York Mets1BoxDick TidrowNeil AllenBruce Sutter
Houston Astros0San Diego Padres4BoxEric RasmussenRick Williams(none)
Cincinnati Reds1San Francisco Giants3BoxEd WhitsonFrank PastoreGreg Minton
Philadelphia Phillies5St. Louis Cardinals3BoxTug McGrawDan O'Brien(none)

Standings as of 1979-09-18

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1499851.658--70553716845-3053-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1046.400
224Milwaukee Brewers1518962.58910.07466717540-3649-26W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1064.600
336Boston Red Sox1498366.55715.079267212037-3847-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1183.727
459New York Yankees1498069.53718.06726383435-3945-30L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1192.818
5610Detroit Tigers1508070.53318.57346914336-3944-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1156.455
6916Cleveland Indians1517774.51022.0722756-3432-4245-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1046.400
71426Toronto Blue Jays15150101.33149.0572796-22420-5530-46L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1138.273
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148California Angels1518269.543--8197279237-3945-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1165.545
2712Kansas City Royals1517972.5233.07907761436-3943-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1165.545
3814Minnesota Twins1517873.5174.07216655641-3637-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1147.364
41017Texas Rangers1527676.5006.57066624437-4039-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1073.700
51119Chicago White Sox1496782.45014.0680709-2936-3930-44W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1165.545
61222Seattle Mariners1526389.41419.5661768-10729-4634-43L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1046.400
71325Oakland Athletics15252100.34230.5544796-25222-5330-47L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1028.200
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Pittsburgh Pirates1499059.604--69759210547-2943-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1385.615
223Montreal Expos1468759.5961.564452312132-3655-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1486.571
3511St. Louis Cardinals1497970.53011.06636333038-3640-35L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1376.538
4613Philadelphia Phillies1517873.51713.0633659-2639-4039-33W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1165.545
5715Chicago Cubs1497673.51014.06676521533-4243-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1349.308
61224New York Mets1485791.38532.5536640-10428-4528-47L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1468.429
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Cincinnati Reds1518566.563--6996099039-3746-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1055.500
247Houston Astros1508367.5531.5535535034-4049-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1266.500
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1517378.48312.0685678730-4543-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1165.545
4920San Francisco Giants1526884.44717.5646696-5032-4536-39W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1037.300
51021San Diego Padres1516388.41722.0558641-8326-4937-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1055.500
61123Atlanta Braves1495990.39625.0620725-10529-4730-43L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1174.636


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Ed LynchP23.206Traded by Rangers with Mike Jorgensen to Mets for Willie Montanez.