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Wednesday August 20,1980This 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 1980-08-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles6California Angels5BoxTim StoddardMark Clear(none)
Cleveland Indians3Chicago White Sox0BoxDan SpillnerKen Kravec(none)
Detroit Tigers8Milwaukee Brewers6BoxJerry UjdurMike CaldwellAurelio Lopez
Toronto Blue Jays10Minnesota Twins4BoxJackson ToddGeoff Zahn(none)
Boston Red Sox1Oakland Athletics2BoxMike NorrisDennis EckersleyBob Lacey
New York Yankees6Seattle Mariners4BoxTommy JohnGlenn AbbottRich Gossage
Kansas City Royals5Texas Rangers3BoxDan QuisenberryJohn Henry JohnsonRenie Martin
Chicago Cubs5Atlanta Braves9BoxLarry McWilliamsLynn McGlothen(none)
St. Louis Cardinals3Cincinnati Reds4BoxJoe PriceDon Hood(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates1Houston Astros5BoxVern RuhleJim BibbyDave Smith
Los Angeles Dodgers5Montreal Expos1BoxJerry ReussSteve Rogers(none)
San Francisco Giants2New York Mets1BoxAlan HargesheimerMark BombackGreg Minton
San Diego Padres7Philadelphia Phillies5BoxJohn CurtisNino EspinosaRollie Fingers

Standings as of 1980-08-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122New York Yankees1197346.613--60949611340-2333-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I433013.698
233Baltimore Orioles1187048.5932.556045510535-2535-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium443014.682
348Milwaukee Brewers1226656.5418.561548812733-2533-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium402020.500
4511Boston Red Sox1166155.52610.5554573-1935-2626-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park442222.500
5612Detroit Tigers1186256.52510.56025495330-3031-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium442222.500
6814Cleveland Indians1186157.51711.5552582-3028-3333-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium421824.429
71222Toronto Blue Jays1185068.42422.5459550-9124-3726-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium441727.386
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Kansas City Royals1207842.650--61649412241-2137-21W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium421923.452
2713Oakland Athletics1216358.52115.55034723127-3136-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum412021.488
3917Texas Rangers1215764.47121.55695561328-3229-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium401921.475
41020Minnesota Twins1205268.43326.0498572-7421-3831-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium412516.610
51121Chicago White Sox1195168.42926.5415529-11423-3326-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park411922.463
61325California Angels1184870.40729.0522603-8126-3022-40L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium421725.405
71426Seattle Mariners1204278.35036.0443598-15517-4225-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome421725.405
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Pittsburgh Pirates1206753.558--5044515329-3238-21L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium421626.381
247Montreal Expos1206555.5422.05145001427-3138-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium422517.595
359Philadelphia Phillies1176354.5382.55444747028-3035-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium452817.622
4918New York Mets1205664.46711.0465511-4626-3230-32L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium421131.262
51019St. Louis Cardinals1185266.44114.05415142723-3629-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II442222.500
61224Chicago Cubs1184969.41517.0459522-6323-3826-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field441529.341
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Houston Astros1196653.555--4484272127-3239-21W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome442717.614
236Cincinnati Reds1226755.5490.55455301528-2938-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium402218.550
3610Los Angeles Dodgers1196455.5382.04904345626-3538-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium442816.636
4715San Francisco Giants1206060.5006.5446456-1025-3835-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park411526.366
5816Atlanta Braves1195762.4799.0463510-4720-3837-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium422418.571
61123San Diego Padres1225171.41816.5404494-9021-4330-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium402218.550


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Ed AmelungOF21.129Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Alberto LoisOF24.106Released by Pirates.