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Games on 1979-09-21

Top1979 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALDetroit Tigers1Boston Red Sox4Boxscore - PBP724,8021:45Dave RozemaJohn TudorJohn Tudor (1-2)Dave Rozema (4-4)-Sparky AndersonDon ZimmerFenway Park
ALTexas Rangers3California Angels1Boxscore - PBP937,4502:56Doc MedichFrank TananaDoc Medich (10-7)Mark Clear (11-5)Jim Kern (28)Pat CorralesJim FregosiAngel Stadium of
ALMinnesota Twins3Milwaukee Brewers2Boxscore - PBP910,7912:16Jerry KoosmanMoose HaasJerry Koosman (19-13)Moose Haas (11-10)Mike Marshall (31)Gene MauchGeorge BambergerCounty Stadium
ALKansas City Royals13Oakland Athletics4Boxscore - PBP92,3402:41Paul SplittorffRick LangfordPaul Splittorff (14-17)Rick Langford (12-15)-Whitey HerzogJim MarshallOakland-Alameda C
ALChicago White Sox7Seattle Mariners4Boxscore - PBP96,0112:08Steve TroutMike ParrottSteve Trout (10-8)Mike Parrott (13-11)Ed Farmer (13)Tony LaRussaDarrell JohnsonThe Kingdome
ALNew York Yankees2Toronto Blue Jays3Boxscore - PBP922,3312:18Ron GuidryTom UnderwoodTom Underwood (9-16)Ron Guidry (17-8)Tom Buskey (7)Billy MartinRoy HartsfieldExhibition Stadiu
NLPittsburgh Pirates0Chicago Cubs2Boxscore - PBP99,5522:11Don RobinsonLynn McGlothenLynn McGlothen (12-13)Don Robinson (8-7)-Chuck TannerHerman FranksWrigley Field
NLCincinnati Reds2Houston Astros3Boxscore - PBP1344,9753:30Tom SeaverJ.R. RichardJoe Sambito (8-6)Tom Hume (10-9)-John McNamaraBill VirdonAstrodome
NLLos Angeles Dodgers1San Diego Padres3Boxscore - PBP916,5142:12Gerry HannahsJuan EichelbergerJuan Eichelberger (1-1)Gerry Hannahs (0-1)-Tom LasordaRoger CraigQualcomm Stadium
9 Games on this date

Standings as of 1979-09-21.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1519952.656--71354916446-3153-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium835.375
224Milwaukee Brewers1539063.58810.07606758541-3649-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium853.625
336Boston Red Sox1528567.55914.580667912738-3948-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park862.750
4510New York Yankees1528171.53318.56776443336-4145-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I8801.000
5611Detroit Tigers1538172.52919.07477034436-4045-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium844.500
6916Cleveland Indians1527775.50722.5722758-3632-4245-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium945.444
71326Toronto Blue Jays15452102.33848.5581808-22720-5532-47W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium817.125
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148California Angels1548371.539--8357429338-4045-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium853.625
2712Kansas City Royals1548173.5262.08157952037-3944-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium844.500
3814Minnesota Twins1548074.5193.07276745342-3738-37W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium826.250
41017Texas Rangers1547876.5065.07186675139-4039-36W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium853.625
51119Chicago White Sox1516982.45712.5693713-2037-3931-44W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park945.444
61222Seattle Mariners1546391.40920.0666787-12129-4634-45L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome844.500
71425Oakland Athletics15452102.33831.0552818-26622-5330-49L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum826.250
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Montreal Expos1509159.607--65952813136-3655-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1046.400
223Pittsburgh Pirates1539162.5951.571260810448-3243-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium972.778
359St. Louis Cardinals1528171.53311.06736403338-3642-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1055.500
4613Philadelphia Phillies1548074.51913.0647674-2739-4041-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium844.500
5715Chicago Cubs1537875.51014.56766621434-4444-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field927.222
61224New York Mets1525795.37535.0541655-11428-4528-51L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1064.600
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Cincinnati Reds1548767.565--7126199341-3846-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium734.429
247Houston Astros1538568.5561.5550544634-4051-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome945.444
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1547579.48712.06966831330-4645-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium844.500
4920San Francisco Giants1546886.44219.0648706-5832-4736-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park835.375
51021San Diego Padres1546490.41623.0568653-8526-4938-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium743.571
61123Atlanta Braves1516091.39725.5627737-11030-4830-43L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium963.667


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Dock EllisP34.194Purchased by Pirates from Mets.