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Sunday September 23,1979This 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 1979-09-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians4Baltimore Orioles3BoxSid MongeDennis Martinez(none)
Cleveland Indians1Baltimore Orioles3BoxMike FlanaganDan SpillnerDon Stanhouse
Detroit Tigers1Boston Red Sox2BoxDennis EckersleyMilt Wilcox(none)
Detroit Tigers3Boston Red Sox2BoxAurelio LopezMike Torrez(none)
Texas Rangers1California Angels6BoxDave FrostFergie Jenkins(none)
Minnesota Twins7Milwaukee Brewers8BoxJerry AugustinePete Redfern(none)
Kansas City Royals4Oakland Athletics2BoxMarty PattinSteve McCattyDan Quisenberry
Chicago White Sox3Seattle Mariners8BoxRick HoneycuttRich Wortham(none)
New York Yankees7Toronto Blue Jays5BoxTommy JohnPhil HuffmanRich Gossage
San Francisco Giants2Atlanta Braves1BoxGreg MintonRick Matula(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates6Chicago Cubs0BoxJim BibbyRick Reuschel(none)
Cincinnati Reds7Houston Astros1BoxFrank PastoreVern Ruhle(none)
St. Louis Cardinals7New York Mets4BoxMark LittellAndy Hassler(none)
Montreal Expos7Philadelphia Phillies4BoxBill LeeNino Espinosa(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers5San Diego Padres2BoxLerrin LaGrowSteve MuraDon Sutton

Standings as of 1979-09-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles15410054.649--72256116146-3154-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium523.400
224Milwaukee Brewers1559164.5879.57716888341-3650-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium642.667
336Boston Red Sox1548668.55814.081068312738-3949-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park651.833
4510New York Yankees1548371.53917.06916533838-4145-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I6601.000
5611Detroit Tigers1558273.52918.57517074437-4145-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium633.500
6915Cleveland Indians1557976.51021.5734767-3334-4345-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium624.333
71426Toronto Blue Jays15652104.33349.0590822-23220-5532-49L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium615.167
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148California Angels1568571.545--84474410038-4047-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium633.500
2712Kansas City Royals1568274.5263.08197992038-4044-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium633.500
3813Minnesota Twins1568175.5194.07406855543-3838-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium615.167
41017Texas Rangers1567878.5007.07206764439-4239-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium651.833
51119Chicago White Sox1536984.45114.5700727-2737-4131-44L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park743.571
61222Seattle Mariners1566591.41720.0680794-11429-4636-45W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome624.333
71325Oakland Athletics15653103.34032.0556822-26622-5331-50L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum615.167
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Montreal Expos1539360.608--68254313938-3755-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium725.286
223Pittsburgh Pirates1559362.6001.072260911350-3243-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium752.714
359St. Louis Cardinals1558471.54210.06896494041-3642-36W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II725.286
4614Philadelphia Phillies1578176.51614.0662697-3539-4042-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium532.600
5716Chicago Cubs1557877.50316.0677672534-4444-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field725.286
61224New York Mets1555798.36837.0550671-12128-4528-54L9T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium761.857
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Cincinnati Reds1568868.564--7206249642-3946-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium523.400
247Houston Astros1558669.5551.5555552334-4052-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome734.429
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1567680.48712.07096951431-4745-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium633.500
4920San Francisco Giants1566987.44219.0652717-6533-4836-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park624.333
51021San Diego Padres1566591.41723.0580666-8626-4939-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium532.600
61123Atlanta Braves1536192.39925.5638741-10330-4831-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium752.714