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Wednesday, August 15,1979

Wednesday, August 15,1979

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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 1979-08-15 Chicago White Sox 1 Baltimore Orioles 2 box | pbp Memorial Stadium Mike Flanagan Guy Hoffman -- 14,170 2:54
1979 reg season 1979-08-15 Minnesota Twins 5 Boston Red Sox 9 box | pbp Fenway Park Dick Drago Mike Bacsik -- 33,539 3:03
1979 reg season 1979-08-15 Detroit Tigers 6 California Angels 1 box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Dan Petry Jim Barr -- 31,885 2:37
1979 reg season 1979-08-15 Kansas City Royals 5 Milwaukee Brewers 6 box | pbp County Stadium Jerry Augustine Dan Quisenberry -- 17,175 2:51
1979 reg season 1979-08-15 Texas Rangers 3 New York Yankees 4 box | pbp Yankee Stadium I Tommy John Jerry Gleaton Rich Gossage 25,905 2:18
1979 reg season 1979-08-15 Toronto Blue Jays 1 Oakland Athletics 3 box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Brian Kingman Jesse Jefferson Dave Heaverlo 2,151 2:42
1979 reg season 1979-08-15 Cleveland Indians 2 Seattle Mariners 3 box | pbp Kingdome Mike Parrott Sid Monge -- 6,723 2:20
1979 reg season 1979-08-15 New York Mets 6 Atlanta Braves 3 box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Craig Swan Mickey Mahler Neil Allen 5,120 2:46
1979 reg season 1979-08-15 San Francisco Giants 5 Chicago Cubs 6 box | pbp Wrigley Field Rick Reuschel Pedro Borbon Bruce Sutter 31,358 2:48
1979 reg season 1979-08-15 Philadelphia Phillies 3 Cincinnati Reds 2 box | pbp Cinergy Field Nino Espinosa Fred Norman -- 36,678 2:19
1979 reg season 1979-08-15 Montreal Expos 3 Houston Astros 0 box | pbp Astrodome Dan Schatzeder Joe Niekro Scott Sanderson 24,885 3:04
1979 reg season 1979-08-15 San Diego Padres 1 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Bert Blyleven Randy Jones -- 14,219 2:01
1979 reg season 1979-08-15 Los Angeles Dodgers 6 St. Louis Cardinals 5 box | pbp Busch Stadium II Rick Sutcliffe Silvio Martinez Ken Brett 29,369 2:39
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 117 78 39 .667 0.0 559 435 124 W2 35-25 43-14 1 1 1 Yes Lost World Series (Pirates)
1979 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 117 73 44 .624 5.0 656 505 151 W3 31-27 42-17 2 2 2 Yes dnq
1979 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 120 70 50 .583 9.5 592 532 60 W4 31-28 39-22 3 3 3 Yes dnq
1979 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 117 64 53 .547 14.0 523 478 45 W3 26-30 38-23 4 5 8 Yes dnq
1979 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 119 61 58 .513 18.0 583 576 7 W3 29-34 32-24 5 7 13 -- dnq
1979 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 120 61 59 .508 18.5 554 596 -42 L1 30-33 31-26 6 9 15 -- dnq
1979 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 120 38 82 .317 41.5 438 619 -181 L1 19-44 19-38 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 AL West California Angels franchise | log 121 67 54 .554 0.0 650 539 111 L3 31-28 36-26 1 4 7 Yes Lost ALCS (Orioles)
1979 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 118 62 56 .525 3.5 581 545 36 L3 31-28 31-28 2 6 11 -- dnq
1979 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 119 61 58 .513 5.0 625 616 9 L3 28-33 33-25 3 8 14 -- dnq
1979 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 120 60 60 .500 6.5 558 521 37 L4 25-33 35-27 4 10 17 -- dnq
1979 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 118 53 65 .449 12.5 540 560 -20 L2 31-28 22-37 5 11 20 -- dnq
1979 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 121 50 71 .413 17.0 524 619 -95 W1 22-36 28-35 6 12 23 -- dnq
1979 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 121 36 85 .298 31.0 423 665 -242 W1 14-44 22-41 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 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 119 69 50 .580 0.0 565 489 76 W5 34-25 35-25 1 1 4 Yes Won World Series (Orioles)
1979 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 115 64 51 .557 3.0 511 437 74 W1 26-33 38-18 2 3 6 Yes dnq
1979 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 116 62 54 .534 5.5 541 532 9 W1 26-30 36-24 3 5 10 Yes dnq
1979 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 118 61 57 .517 7.5 541 520 21 L2 27-30 33-28 4 6 12 -- dnq
1979 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 121 61 60 .504 9.0 525 551 -26 W1 26-37 35-23 5 7 16 -- dnq
1979 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 117 51 66 .436 17.0 456 513 -57 W2 24-35 26-32 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 Houston Astros franchise | log 121 70 51 .579 0.0 443 447 -4 L1 27-31 43-20 1 2 5 Yes dnq
1979 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 122 66 56 .541 4.5 565 492 73 L1 30-30 36-26 2 4 9 Yes Lost NLCS (Pirates)
1979 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 120 57 63 .475 12.5 551 559 -8 L1 28-35 29-28 3 8 18 -- dnq
1979 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 119 54 65 .454 15.0 566 571 -5 W2 21-40 33-25 4 9 19 -- dnq
1979 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 121 53 68 .438 17.0 455 524 -69 L2 21-39 32-29 5 10 21 -- dnq
1979 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 121 47 74 .388 23.0 524 608 -84 L2 19-41 28-33 6 12 24 -- dnq
26 record(s)