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Games on 1979-09-24

Top1979 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALKansas City Royals3California Angels4Boxscore - PBP940,4232:27Larry GuraNolan RyanNolan Ryan (16-13)Larry Gura (12-12)-Whitey HerzogJim FregosiAngel Stadium of
NLHouston Astros4Atlanta Braves5Boxscore - PBP902:47Ken ForschLarry McWilliamsMickey Mahler (5-11)Joe Sambito (8-7)-Bill VirdonBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLHouston Astros1Atlanta Braves8Boxscore - PBP92,3212:15Rick WilliamsEddie SolomonEddie Solomon (7-13)Rick Williams (4-7)-Bill VirdonBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLNew York Mets3Chicago Cubs1Boxscore - PBP93,2782:04Craig SwanDennis LampCraig Swan (13-13)Dennis Lamp (11-10)-Joe TorreJoey AmalfitanoWrigley Field
NLSt. Louis Cardinals7Philadelphia Phillies2Boxscore - PBP917,6942:40Pete VuckovichRandy LerchPete Vuckovich (15-10)Randy Lerch (10-13)-Ken BoyerDallas GreenVeterans Stadium
NLMontreal Expos2Pittsburgh Pirates5Boxscore - PBP902:30Dan SchatzederBert BlylevenBert Blyleven (12-5)Dan Schatzeder (10-5)Kent Tekulve (30)Dick WilliamsChuck TannerThree Rivers Stad
NLMontreal Expos7Pittsburgh Pirates6Boxscore - PBP947,2683:28Rudy MayDock EllisRoss Grimsley (10-9)Grant Jackson (8-5)Elias Sosa (18)Dick WilliamsChuck TannerThree Rivers Stad
7 Games on this date

Standings as of 1979-09-24.

TopRecord 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
147California Angels1578671.548--84874710138-4048-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium523.400
2712Kansas City Royals1578275.5224.08228031938-4144-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium532.600
3813Minnesota Twins1568175.5194.57406855543-3838-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium615.167
41016Texas Rangers1567878.5007.57206764439-4239-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium651.833
51119Chicago White Sox1536984.45115.0700727-2737-4131-44L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park743.571
61222Seattle Mariners1566591.41720.5680794-11429-4636-45W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome624.333
71325Oakland Athletics15653103.34032.5556822-26622-5331-50L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum615.167
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Montreal Expos1559461.606--69155413739-3855-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium514.200
223Pittsburgh Pirates1579463.5991.073361811550-3244-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium541.800
359St. Louis Cardinals1568571.5459.56966514542-3642-36W5T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II615.167
4614Philadelphia Phillies1588177.51314.5664704-4039-4042-37L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium431.750
5717Chicago Cubs1567878.50016.5678675334-4444-34L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field624.333
61224New York Mets1565898.37236.5553672-11929-4528-54W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium651.833
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Cincinnati Reds1568868.564--7206249642-3946-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium523.400
248Houston Astros1578671.5482.5560565-534-4252-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome532.600
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 Braves1556392.40624.5651746-9530-4833-44W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium532.600