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Friday December 12,1980This 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.

1980 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
Games -- Standings -- Transactions

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Standings at end of 1980 season.

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RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees16210359.636--82066215850-3153-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I000
222Baltimore Orioles16210062.6173.080564016550-3150-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium000
349Milwaukee Brewers1628676.53117.081168212946-3440-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium000
4510Detroit Tigers1638578.52118.58307577341-4043-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium-1-10
5611Boston Red Sox1608377.51919.0757767-1047-3236-45L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park000
6815Cleveland Indians1607981.49423.0738807-6935-4644-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium000
71222Toronto Blue Jays1626795.41436.0624762-13832-4935-46W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133Kansas City Royals1629765.599--80969411548-3349-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium000
2713Oakland Athletics1628379.51214.06866424437-4446-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum000
3916Minnesota Twins1617784.47819.5670724-5433-4844-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium000
41017Texas Rangers1637687.46621.5756752437-4639-41W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium-20-2
51121Chicago White Sox1627290.44425.0587722-13533-4837-44W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park-2-20
61324California Angels1606595.40631.0698797-9935-4430-51L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium000
71426Seattle Mariners16359104.36238.5610793-18323-5936-45L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome-10-1
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Philadelphia Phillies1629171.562--7286398942-3949-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium000
247Montreal Expos1629072.5561.06946296539-4351-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium000
3612Pittsburgh Pirates1628379.5128.06666462036-4547-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium000
4919St. Louis Cardinals1627488.45717.07387102833-4841-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II000
51123New York Mets1626795.41424.0611702-9129-5138-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium000
61225Chicago Cubs1626498.39527.0614728-11427-5437-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field000
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Houston Astros1639370.571--6375894838-4455-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome000
225Los Angeles Dodgers1639271.5641.06635917237-4455-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium000
358Cincinnati Reds1639073.5523.07076703745-3644-38W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium-1-10
4714Atlanta Braves1618180.50311.0630660-3031-5050-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium000
5818San Francisco Giants1617586.46617.0573634-6131-4944-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park000
61020San Diego Padres1637390.44820.0591654-6328-5445-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium-10-1

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Doyle AlexanderP30.099Traded by Braves to Giants for Craig Landis and John Montefusco. 
Brian AllardP22.343Traded by Rangers with Steve Finch, Jerry Don Gleaton, Ken Clay, Rick Auerbach and Richie Zisk to Mariners for Willie Horton, Leon Roberts, Larry Cox, Mario Mendoza and Rick Honeycutt. 
Rick AuerbachSS30.300Traded by Rangers with Steve Finch, Brian Allard, Jerry Don Gleaton, Ken Clay and Richie Zisk to Mariners for Willie Horton, Leon Roberts, Larry Cox, Mario Mendoza and Rick Honeycutt. 
Bob BailorOF-SS29.155Traded by Blue Jays to Mets for Roy Lee Jackson. 
Tony Bernazard2B24.110Traded by Expos to White Sox for Rich Wortham. 
Ken ClayP26.250Traded by Rangers with Steve Finch, Brian Allard, Jerry Don Gleaton, Rick Auerbach and Richie Zisk to Mariners for Willie Horton, Leon Roberts, Larry Cox, Mario Mendoza and Rick Honeycutt. 
Larry CoxC33.092Traded by Mariners with Willie Horton, Leon Roberts, Mario Mendoza and Rick Honeycutt to Rangers for Steve Finch, Brian Allard, Jerry Don Gleaton, Ken Clay, Rick Auerbach and Richie Zisk. 
Hector CruzOF-3B27.254Traded by Reds to Cubs for Mike Vail. 
Mike Edwards2B28.107Granted Free Agency. 
Jesus FigueroaOF23.295Traded by Cubs with Mike Turgeon and Jerry Martin to Giants for Philip Nastu and Joe Strain. 
Rollie FingersP34.109Traded by Cardinals with Ted Simmons and Pete Vuckovich to Brewers for Dave LaPoint, Lary Sorensen, David Green and Sixto Lezcano. 
Jerry Don GleatonP23.089Traded by Rangers with Steve Finch, Brian Allard, Ken Clay, Rick Auerbach and Richie Zisk to Mariners for Willie Horton, Leon Roberts, Larry Cox, Mario Mendoza and Rick Honeycutt. 
David Green1B20.008Traded by Brewers with Dave LaPoint, Lary Sorensen and Sixto Lezcano to Cardinals for Ted Simmons, Rollie Fingers and Pete Vuckovich. 
Dave HamiltonP32.365Released by Athletics. 
Rick HoneycuttP26.166Traded by Mariners with Willie Horton, Leon Roberts, Larry Cox and Mario Mendoza to Rangers for Steve Finch, Brian Allard, Jerry Don Gleaton, Ken Clay, Rick Auerbach and Richie Zisk. 
Willie HortonOF38.055Traded by Mariners with Leon Roberts, Larry Cox, Mario Mendoza and Rick Honeycutt to Rangers for Steve Finch, Brian Allard, Jerry Don Gleaton, Ken Clay, Rick Auerbach and Richie Zisk. 
Roy Lee JacksonP26.225Traded by Mets to Blue Jays for Bob Bailor. 
Dennis KinneyP28.290Traded by Padres to Tigers for Dave Stegman. 
Dave LaPointP21.136Traded by Brewers with Lary Sorensen, David Green and Sixto Lezcano to Cardinals for Ted Simmons, Rollie Fingers and Pete Vuckovich. 
Sixto LezcanoOF27.014Traded by Brewers with Dave LaPoint, Lary Sorensen and David Green to Cardinals for Ted Simmons, Rollie Fingers and Pete Vuckovich. 
Jerry MartinOF31.215Traded by Cubs with Mike Turgeon and Jesus Figueroa to Giants for Philip Nastu and Joe Strain. 
Byron McLaughlinP25.074Traded by Mariners to Twins for Willie Norwood. 
Mario MendozaSS29.351Traded by Mariners with Willie Horton, Leon Roberts, Larry Cox and Rick Honeycutt to Rangers for Steve Finch, Brian Allard, Jerry Don Gleaton, Ken Clay, Rick Auerbach and Richie Zisk. 
Willie Montanez1B-OF32.255Signed as Free Agent by Expos. 
John MontefuscoP30.201Traded by Giants with Craig Landis to Braves for Doyle Alexander. 
Philip NastuP25.279Traded by Giants with Joe Strain to Cubs for Mike Turgeon, Jesus Figueroa and Jerry Martin. 
Willie NorwoodOF30.035Traded by Twins to Mariners for Byron McLaughlin. 
Leon RobertsOF29.324Traded by Mariners with Willie Horton, Larry Cox, Mario Mendoza and Rick Honeycutt to Rangers for Steve Finch, Brian Allard, Jerry Don Gleaton, Ken Clay, Rick Auerbach and Richie Zisk. 
Ted SimmonsC-1B31.125Traded by Cardinals with Rollie Fingers and Pete Vuckovich to Brewers for Dave LaPoint, Lary Sorensen, David Green and Sixto Lezcano. 
Lary SorensenP25.069Traded by Brewers with Dave LaPoint, David Green and Sixto Lezcano to Cardinals for Ted Simmons, Rollie Fingers and Pete Vuckovich. 
Dave StegmanOF26.316Traded by Tigers to Padres for Dennis Kinney. 
Joe Strain2B26.226Traded by Giants with Philip Nastu to Cubs for Mike Turgeon, Jesus Figueroa and Jerry Martin. 
Mike VailOF29.032Traded by Cubs to Reds for Hector Cruz. 
Pete VuckovichP28.046Traded by Cardinals with Ted Simmons and Rollie Fingers to Brewers for Dave LaPoint, Lary Sorensen, David Green and Sixto Lezcano. 
Rich WorthamP27.051Traded by White Sox to Expos for Tony Bernazard. 
Richie ZiskOF31.309Traded by Rangers with Steve Finch, Brian Allard, Jerry Don Gleaton, Ken Clay and Rick Auerbach to Mariners for Willie Horton, Leon Roberts, Larry Cox, Mario Mendoza and Rick Honeycutt.