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Baseball on Wednesday, May 23, 1979

This research section allows you to see a list of events that occured on a particular date in baseball history. Games, standings and feats are available since 1957 while other data is available since 1903.

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Games and Standings
Births, Deaths and Debuts
Feats and Milestones
VisHomeBoxWinning PitcherLosing pitcherHome RunsBest Hitter Impact
Boston Red Sox2Baltimore Orioles5BoxTippy Martinez (2-1)Bob Stanley (4-3)BAL  P Kelly (1), E Murray (4)Eddie Murray (20.3)
Oakland Athletics1Chicago White Sox6BoxKen Kravec (4-3)John Henry Johnson (1-7)CHA  C Lemon (4)Junior Moore (32.8)
New York Yankees3Detroit Tigers4BoxJohn Hiller (3-2)Ken Clay (0-1)NYA  R White (1)Jason Thompson (47.1)
California Angels0Milwaukee Brewers1BoxBill Travers (3-2)Don Aase (3-4)NoneCharlie Moore (6.9)
Minnesota Twins2Texas Rangers7BoxFergie Jenkins (5-2)Dave Goltz (4-5)TEX  M Jorgensen (5), A Oliver 3 (7), P Putnam (3)Pat Putnam (19.3)
Cleveland Indians4Toronto Blue Jays3BoxWayne Garland (2-4)Dave Freisleben (1-2)CLE  G Alexander (6)Gary Alexander (52.2)
Houston Astros5Atlanta Braves6BoxTony Brizzolara (1-0)Joaquin Andujar (4-2)NoneRowland Office (69.5)
Pittsburgh Pirates0Montreal Expos3BoxSteve Rogers (4-2)John Candelaria (3-3)NoneRodney Scott (13.8)
St. Louis Cardinals3Philadelphia Phillies1BoxSilvio Martinez (2-1)Dick Ruthven (6-2)NoneGarry Templeton (13.4)
Los Angeles Dodgers4San Diego Padres2BoxBurt Hooton (4-2)Randy Jones (4-3)NoneSteve Garvey (26.8)
Cincinnati Reds5San Francisco Giants0BoxMike LaCoss (5-0)Vida Blue (6-5)CIN  J Bench (3), D Collins (1), R Knight (1)Dave Collins (17.0)
Standings as of this date
American League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Baltimore Orioles2714.659--21515313-814-6W1Game Log
Boston Red Sox2515.6251.52051618-717-8L1Game Log
New York Yankees2319.5484.51941719-1114-8L1Game Log
Milwaukee Brewers2320.5355.020317211-1612-4W2Game Log
Detroit Tigers1620.4448.51741876-1210-8W1Game Log
Cleveland Indians1823.4399.01612007-1211-11W2Game Log
Toronto Blue Jays1133.25017.51662476-155-18L2Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Minnesota Twins2515.625--21419316-79-8L2Game Log
California Angels2517.5951.023018611-1014-7L2Game Log
Texas Rangers2417.5851.519518413-911-8W2Game Log
Kansas City Royals2220.5244.024222510-1212-8L2Game Log
Chicago White Sox2020.5005.019719513-127-8W2Game Log
Seattle Mariners1528.34911.51952354-1211-16W2Game Log
Oakland Athletics1528.34911.51492315-1410-14L2Game Log
National League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Montreal Expos2514.641--17815412-1213-2W2Game Log
Philadelphia Phillies2615.6341.020415814-812-7L1Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals2218.5503.51651429-1112-8W1Game Log
Pittsburgh Pirates1820.4746.51751779-109-10L2Game Log
Chicago Cubs1620.4447.51631915-911-11L6Game Log
New York Mets1323.36110.51351666-157-8W2Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Cincinnati Reds2417.585--20818911-713-10W1Game Log
San Francisco Giants2320.5352.020119011-1012-10L1Game Log
Houston Astros2421.5332.018417710-1214-9L1Game Log
Los Angeles Dodgers2124.4675.01931898-1513-9W1Game Log
San Diego Padres1827.4008.01812158-1610-11L1Game Log
Atlanta Braves1526.3669.01812205-1210-14W1Game Log

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