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Thursday, May 17,1979

Thursday, May 17,1979

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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 1979-05-17 Baltimore Orioles 2 Boston Red Sox 6 box | pbp Fenway Park Bob Stanley Steve Stone Dick Drago 27,610 2:51
1979 reg season 1979-05-17 Milwaukee Brewers 5 California Angels 8 box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Jim Barr Lary Sorensen Dave LaRoche 22,060 2:54
1979 reg season 1979-05-17 Toronto Blue Jays 3 Cleveland Indians 8 box | pbp Cleveland Stadium Mike Paxton Mark Lemongello -- 4,409 2:20
1979 reg season 1979-05-17 Minnesota Twins 7 Kansas City Royals 6 box | pbp Kauffman Stadium Jerry Koosman Dennis Leonard Mike Marshall 21,437 2:40
1979 reg season 1979-05-17 Chicago White Sox 5 Oakland Athletics 1 box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Ken Kravec Rick Langford -- 1,634 2:08
1979 reg season 1979-05-17 Los Angeles Dodgers 3 Atlanta Braves 6 box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Phil Niekro Charlie Hough -- 12,079 2:27
1979 reg season 1979-05-17 Philadelphia Phillies 23 Chicago Cubs 22 box | pbp Wrigley Field Rawly Eastwick Bruce Sutter -- 14,952 4:03
1979 reg season 1979-05-17 San Francisco Giants 3 Houston Astros 0 box | pbp Astrodome Ed Halicki Ken Forsch -- 10,626 2:17
1979 reg season 1979-05-17 New York Mets 5 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Kent Tekulve Jesse Orosco -- 6,295 2:29
1979 reg season 1979-05-17 Montreal Expos 3 St. Louis Cardinals 2 box | pbp Busch Stadium II Elias Sosa Buddy Schultz -- 18,225 3:17
10 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • 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 Boston Red Sox franchise | log 35 23 12 .657 0.0 192 136 56 W1 7-6 16-6 1 2 2 Yes dnq
1979 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 36 23 13 .639 0.5 188 133 55 L1 10-8 13-5 2 3 4 Yes Lost World Series (Pirates)
1979 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 36 20 16 .556 3.5 163 152 11 W2 6-8 14-8 3 6 10 -- dnq
1979 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 37 20 17 .541 4.0 176 150 26 L4 10-13 10-4 4 8 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 19 -- dnq
1979 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 35 14 21 .400 9.0 130 171 -41 W1 5-11 9-10 6 11 20 -- dnq
1979 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 38 10 28 .263 14.5 138 217 -79 L1 6-15 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 35 23 12 .657 0.0 191 165 26 W1 14-4 9-8 1 1 3 Yes dnq
1979 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 35 21 14 .600 2.0 167 151 16 W4 12-7 9-7 2 4 6 Yes dnq
1979 AL West California Angels franchise | log 37 22 15 .595 2.0 208 169 39 W3 11-8 11-7 3 5 7 Yes Lost ALCS (Orioles)
1979 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 38 21 17 .553 3.5 213 190 23 L1 10-12 11-5 4 7 11 -- dnq
1979 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 35 18 17 .514 5.0 177 169 8 W3 13-9 5-8 5 9 14 -- dnq
1979 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 37 12 25 .324 12.0 123 201 -78 L7 5-12 7-13 6 12 24 -- dnq
1979 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 38 11 27 .289 13.5 150 206 -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 35 24 11 .686 0.0 181 126 55 W2 14-8 10-3 1 1 1 Yes dnq
1979 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 33 20 13 .606 3.0 142 133 9 W1 9-12 11-1 2 2 5 Yes dnq
1979 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 35 20 15 .571 4.0 142 121 21 L1 7-8 12-8 3 4 9 Yes dnq
1979 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 32 16 16 .500 6.5 151 169 -18 L2 5-8 11-8 4 7 16 -- dnq
1979 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 32 14 18 .438 8.5 150 156 -6 W2 5-8 9-10 5 9 18 -- Won World Series (Orioles)
1979 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 33 11 22 .333 12.0 119 148 -29 L2 6-15 5-7 6 12 23 -- 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 3 8 Yes Lost NLCS (Pirates)
1979 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 38 20 18 .526 2.0 158 154 4 L3 9-10 11-8 2 5 13 Yes dnq
1979 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 37 19 18 .514 2.5 166 168 -2 W3 8-9 11-9 3 6 15 -- dnq
1979 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 39 19 20 .487 3.5 165 161 4 L2 6-11 13-9 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 21 -- dnq
1979 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 34 12 22 .353 8.0 152 183 -31 W2 5-12 7-10 6 11 22 -- 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
Jim Rooker Pittsburgh Pirates Hist Activated from Disabled List
1 record(s)