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Sunday June 8,1980This date in baseball
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Games on 1980-06-08

Top1980 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALBaltimore Orioles13California Angels8Boxscore - PBP934,1633:39Steve StoneDon AaseSammy Stewart (2-5)Chris Knapp (1-3)-Earl WeaverJim FregosiAngel Stadium of
ALCleveland Indians7Chicago White Sox2Boxscore - PBP931,5933:03John DennyBritt BurnsJohn Denny (6-4)Britt Burns (7-4)Mike Stanton (2)Dave GarciaTony LaRussaComiskey Park
ALDetroit Tigers9Milwaukee Brewers5Boxscore - PBP940,8923:00Dan PetryBill TraversDan Petry (3-3)Bill Travers (3-3)-Sparky AndersonGeorge BambergerCounty Stadium
ALToronto Blue Jays1Minnesota Twins5Boxscore - PBP902:24Jesse JeffersonRoger EricksonRoger Erickson (1-3)Jesse Jefferson (2-3)Doug Corbett (6)Bobby MattickGene MauchMetropolitan Stad
ALToronto Blue Jays6Minnesota Twins4Boxscore - PBP1317,8693:37Luis LealJerry KoosmanJoey McLaughlin (3-3)Fernando Arroyo (0-1)-Bobby MattickGene MauchMetropolitan Stad
ALBoston Red Sox6Oakland Athletics1Boxscore - PBP918,7383:10Dennis EckersleyBrian KingmanTom Burgmeier (3-1)Dave Hamilton (0-2)-Don ZimmerBilly MartinOakland-Alameda C
ALNew York Yankees0Seattle Mariners5Boxscore - PBP922,1752:12Ron GuidryGlenn AbbottGlenn Abbott (5-2)Ron Guidry (6-2)-Dick HowserDarrell JohnsonThe Kingdome
ALKansas City Royals5Texas Rangers4Boxscore - PBP916,1793:08Larry GuraDoc MedichGary Christenson (3-0)Bob Babcock (0-1)Dan Quisenberry (10)Jim FreyPat CorralesArlington Stadium
NLLos Angeles Dodgers3Atlanta Braves1Boxscore - PBP912,5432:06Don SuttonTommy BoggsDon Sutton (5-2)Tommy Boggs (2-2)Rick Sutcliffe (4)Tom LasordaBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLSan Diego Padres0Cincinnati Reds1Boxscore - PBP926,2721:59Randy JonesCharlie LeibrandtCharlie Leibrandt (5-3)Randy Jones (4-5)-Jerry ColemanJohn McNamaraCinergy Field
NLSan Francisco Giants4Houston Astros5Boxscore - PBP928,3272:30Vida BlueNolan RyanJoe Sambito (2-0)Greg Minton (2-3)-Dave BristolBill VirdonAstrodome
NLSt. Louis Cardinals4Montreal Expos6Boxscore - PBP902:19John FulghamSteve RogersSteve Rogers (7-5)John Fulgham (2-3)Woodie Fryman (8)Ken BoyerDick WilliamsOlympic Stadium
NLSt. Louis Cardinals4Montreal Expos9Boxscore - PBP946,8712:48Roy ThomasRoss GrimsleyRoss Grimsley (2-3)Roy Thomas (1-3)-Jack KrolDick WilliamsOlympic Stadium
NLPittsburgh Pirates4New York Mets6Boxscore - PBP903:02Don RobinsonRay BurrisRay Burris (4-4)Enrique Romo (3-1)Ed Glynn (1)Chuck TannerJoe TorreShea Stadium
NLPittsburgh Pirates3New York Mets0Boxscore - PBP929,3292:17Eddie SolomonMark BombackEddie Solomon (3-0)Mark Bomback (3-1)Kent Tekulve (7)Chuck TannerJoe TorreShea Stadium
NLChicago Cubs2Philadelphia Phillies0Boxscore - PBP940,2062:19Lynn McGlothenDick RuthvenLynn McGlothen (3-2)Dick Ruthven (5-5)Bruce Sutter (12)Preston GomezDallas GreenVeterans Stadium
16 Games on this date

Standings as of 1980-06-08.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees513219.627--2692086117-1015-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I1117140.640
238Milwaukee Brewers502822.5603.52902108012-1116-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1125854.518
3512Baltimore Orioles522626.5006.52452153013-1513-11W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1107436.673
4611Cleveland Indians502525.5006.5215240-2513-1512-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1105456.491
5914Boston Red Sox512526.4907.0245278-3314-1311-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1095851.532
6815Toronto Blue Jays512526.4907.0213220-712-1513-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1114269.378
71120Detroit Tigers502327.4608.5245249-411-1911-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1126151.545
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Kansas City Royals533320.623--2632323116-1117-9W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1096445.587
2410Chicago White Sox542925.5374.5220239-1912-1316-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1064165.387
3713Oakland Athletics532627.4917.0230236-68-1618-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1095752.523
41018Seattle Mariners542529.4638.5205238-338-1617-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1083474.315
51221Texas Rangers542430.4449.5245251-611-1313-17L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1075255.486
61323Minnesota Twins532231.41511.0219246-279-1813-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1085553.509
71424California Angels502030.40011.5209251-4210-1210-18L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1104565.409
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Montreal Expos502921.580--2222051710-1219-9W6T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1126151.545
246Pittsburgh Pirates512922.5690.52301993113-1316-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1115457.486
369Philadelphia Phillies482622.5422.0244202429-1217-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1146549.570
4716Chicago Cubs492326.4695.5202211-910-1713-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1134172.363
5919New York Mets502327.4606.0184220-369-1314-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium1124468.393
61226St. Louis Cardinals521834.34612.0237254-178-1710-17L5T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1105654.509
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Los Angeles Dodgers533221.604--2211952611-1521-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1106050.545
224Houston Astros513021.5881.01861622414-1416-7W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1126349.563
357Cincinnati Reds533023.5662.0226220613-1217-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1095950.541
4817San Diego Padres542529.4637.5187185211-1814-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineJack Murphy Stadium1084860.444
51022Atlanta Braves502129.4209.5165211-467-1914-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1116051.541
61125San Francisco Giants532132.39611.0180220-407-2314-9L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1085454.500

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Billy Smith2B-SS26.329Signed as Free Agent by Phillies.