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Wednesday, May 16,1979

Wednesday, May 16,1979

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Games on this date
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year gametype box date visiting Team visscore home team homescore box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1979 reg season 1979-05-16 Baltimore Orioles 10 Boston Red Sox 6 box | pbp Fenway Park Dennis Martinez Andy Hassler Tim Stoddard 27,569 2:56
1979 reg season 1979-05-16 Milwaukee Brewers 3 California Angels 4 box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Mark Clear Jerry Augustine -- 21,533 2:58
1979 reg season 1979-05-16 Toronto Blue Jays 4 Cleveland Indians 3 box | pbp Cleveland Stadium Dave Lemanczyk Rick Wise -- 4,079 2:53
1979 reg season 1979-05-16 Texas Rangers 8 Minnesota Twins 4 box | pbp Metropolitan Stadium Jon Matlack Paul Hartzell Jim Kern 6,121 2:23
1979 reg season 1979-05-16 Detroit Tigers 2 New York Yankees 6 box | pbp Yankee Stadium I Ron Guidry Mark Fidrych -- 43,843 1:59
1979 reg season 1979-05-16 Chicago White Sox 3 Oakland Athletics 1 box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Francisco Barrios Matt Keough Steve Trout 1,225 2:20
1979 reg season 1979-05-16 Kansas City Royals 4 Seattle Mariners 3 box | pbp Kingdome Steve Busby Odell Jones -- 4,819 2:39
1979 reg season 1979-05-16 Los Angeles Dodgers 2 Atlanta Braves 3 box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Eddie Solomon Andy Messersmith Gene Garber 6,277 2:37
1979 reg season 1979-05-16 Philadelphia Phillies 13 Chicago Cubs 0 box | pbp Wrigley Field Steve Carlton Rick Reuschel -- 18,015 2:21
1979 reg season 1979-05-16 San Diego Padres 0 Cincinnati Reds 7 box | pbp Cinergy Field Bill Bonham Steve Mura -- 25,327 2:15
1979 reg season 1979-05-16 San Francisco Giants 8 Houston Astros 4 box | pbp Astrodome Gary Lavelle Bo McLaughlin -- 10,094 3:03
1979 reg season 1979-05-16 New York Mets 3 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Enrique Romo Skip Lockwood -- 7,621 3:19
1979 reg season 1979-05-16 Montreal Expos 0 St. Louis Cardinals 2 box | pbp Busch Stadium II Bob Forsch Bill Lee Mark Littell 11,547 1:53
13 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • Select Rows: Single-click rows to select multiple rows for future action or visibility.
  • Hide Rows: Click the` minus sign in the first column to hide the row in the grid.
  • Restore Rows: Once rows are filtered, click RESTORE ROWS to show all rows once again
  • Sort: Click a column in the first header row to sort data by values in that column. Click again to reverse the original sort. Some cells have custom sort keys that will sort them logically instead of alphanumerically.
  • Compare/Analyze: Click multiple rows for players of interest. In addition to filtering, you can quickly COMPARE player stats or use the MULTI-PLAYER STAT VIEWER to view multiple player cards on the same page.
  • Leaders: On stat grids. Top-10 ranked statistics are highlighted in gray. #1 rank is in light green. (PREMIUM setting)
  • Export to CSV: Click CSV to convert the full grid into a comma-delimeted display. From there, you can copy/paste to another application.
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1979 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 35 23 12 .657 0.0 186 127 59 W1 10-7 13-5 1 1 2 Yes Lost World Series (Pirates)
1979 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 34 22 12 .647 0.5 186 134 52 L1 7-6 15-6 2 3 3 Yes dnq
1979 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 36 20 16 .556 3.5 171 142 29 L3 10-12 10-4 3 8 11 -- dnq
1979 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 36 20 16 .556 3.5 163 152 11 W2 6-8 14-8 4 7 12 -- dnq
1979 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 30 13 17 .433 7.5 147 153 -6 L2 5-10 8-7 5 10 18 -- dnq
1979 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 34 13 21 .382 9.5 122 168 -46 L1 5-11 8-10 6 11 21 -- dnq
1979 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 37 10 27 .270 14.0 135 209 -74 W1 6-14 4-13 7 14 26 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1979 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 34 22 12 .647 0.0 184 159 25 L4 13-4 9-8 1 2 4 Yes dnq
1979 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 35 21 14 .600 1.5 167 151 16 W4 12-7 9-7 2 4 5 Yes dnq
1979 AL West California Angels franchise | log 36 21 15 .583 2.0 200 164 36 W2 11-8 10-7 3 5 8 Yes Lost ALCS (Orioles)
1979 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 37 21 16 .568 2.5 207 183 24 W1 10-12 11-4 4 6 10 -- dnq
1979 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 34 17 17 .500 5.0 172 168 4 W2 12-9 5-8 5 9 15 -- dnq
1979 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 36 12 24 .333 11.0 122 196 -74 L6 5-12 7-12 6 12 23 -- dnq
1979 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 38 11 27 .289 13.0 150 206 -56 L1 2-12 9-15 7 13 25 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1979 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 34 23 11 .676 0.0 158 104 54 W1 13-8 10-3 1 1 1 Yes dnq
1979 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 32 19 13 .594 3.0 139 131 8 L5 8-12 11-1 2 2 6 Yes dnq
1979 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 34 20 14 .588 3.0 140 118 22 W4 7-8 12-7 3 3 7 Yes dnq
1979 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 31 16 15 .516 5.5 129 146 -17 L1 5-8 11-7 4 6 14 -- dnq
1979 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 31 13 18 .419 8.5 144 151 -7 W1 5-8 8-10 5 9 19 -- Won World Series (Orioles)
1979 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 32 11 21 .344 11.0 114 142 -28 L1 6-14 5-7 6 11 22 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1979 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 36 21 15 .583 0.0 185 161 24 W1 10-6 11-9 1 4 9 Yes Lost NLCS (Pirates)
1979 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 37 20 17 .541 1.5 158 151 7 L2 9-10 11-7 2 5 13 Yes dnq
1979 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 38 19 19 .500 3.0 162 155 7 L1 6-10 13-9 3 7 16 -- dnq
1979 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 36 18 18 .500 3.0 163 168 -5 W2 7-9 11-9 4 8 17 -- dnq
1979 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 38 15 23 .395 7.0 160 191 -31 L1 7-13 8-10 5 10 20 -- dnq
1979 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 33 11 22 .333 8.5 146 180 -34 W1 5-12 6-10 6 12 24 -- dnq
26 record(s)
Transactions
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Grid Actions:
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Tips/tools for using data grids:

  • Manual Filter: Single-click a row to highlight in orange. Click FILTER ROWS button to show only those rows in the grid
  • Quick-Filter: Double-Click on a cell value to filter the grid on rows that have same value in same column. Click a statistic to view all values equal or higher
  • Select Rows: Single-click rows to select multiple rows for future action or visibility.
  • Hide Rows: Click the` minus sign in the first column to hide the row in the grid.
  • Restore Rows: Once rows are filtered, click RESTORE ROWS to show all rows once again
  • Sort: Click a column in the first header row to sort data by values in that column. Click again to reverse the original sort. Some cells have custom sort keys that will sort them logically instead of alphanumerically.
  • Compare/Analyze: Click multiple rows for players of interest. In addition to filtering, you can quickly COMPARE player stats or use the MULTI-PLAYER STAT VIEWER to view multiple player cards on the same page.
  • Leaders: On stat grids. Top-10 ranked statistics are highlighted in gray. #1 rank is in light green. (PREMIUM setting)
  • Export to CSV: Click CSV to convert the full grid into a comma-delimeted display. From there, you can copy/paste to another application.
player name teamname statusshort Transaction Description
Nardi Contreras Chicago White Sox Hist Signed to Minor League contract
Len Randle San Francisco Giants Hist Signed to #-year contract for 1979-1979 ($0m) [Free Agent]
2 record(s)