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Friday, August 24,1979

Friday, August 24,1979

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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 1979-08-24 Oakland Athletics 2 Cleveland Indians 5 box | pbp Cleveland Stadium Rick Waits Mike Norris -- 7,012 2:33
1979 reg season 1979-08-24 Seattle Mariners 2 Detroit Tigers 5 box | pbp Tiger Stadium Jack Morris Floyd Bannister Aurelio Lopez 26,068 2:46
1979 reg season 1979-08-24 Boston Red Sox 2 Kansas City Royals 4 box | pbp Kauffman Stadium Craig Chamberlain Dennis Eckersley -- 39,782 2:16
1979 reg season 1979-08-24 New York Yankees 7 Minnesota Twins 5 box | pbp Metropolitan Stadium Ron Guidry Geoff Zahn Rich Gossage 29,800 2:32
1979 reg season 1979-08-24 Milwaukee Brewers 9 Texas Rangers 6 box | pbp Arlington Stadium Bob Galasso Danny Darwin -- 23,505 3:01
1979 reg season 1979-08-24 California Angels 4 Toronto Blue Jays 6 box | pbp Exhibition Stadium Tom Underwood Chris Knapp Tom Buskey 18,077 2:33
1979 reg season 1979-08-24 Montreal Expos 2 Atlanta Braves 0 box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Bill Lee Phil Niekro Elias Sosa 6,757 2:07
1979 reg season 1979-08-24 St. Louis Cardinals 12 Los Angeles Dodgers 5 box | pbp Dodger Stadium Pete Vuckovich Jerry Reuss -- 40,478 2:34
1979 reg season 1979-08-24 Cincinnati Reds 1 New York Mets 0 box | pbp Shea Stadium Bill Bonham Neil Allen Tom Hume 12,057 2:11
1979 reg season 1979-08-24 Houston Astros 3 Philadelphia Phillies 5 box | pbp Veterans Stadium Steve Carlton Joaquin Andujar -- 32,124 2:10
1979 reg season 1979-08-24 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 San Diego Padres 3 box | pbp Qualcomm Stadium Randy Jones Enrique Romo Mark Lee 16,890 2:26
1979 reg season 1979-08-24 Chicago Cubs 4 San Francisco Giants 1 box | pbp Candlestick Park Rick Reuschel Vida Blue -- 9,352 2:17
12 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • Leaders: On stat grids. Top-10 ranked statistics are highlighted in gray. #1 rank is in light green. (PREMIUM setting)
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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 124 81 43 .653 0.0 588 466 122 W1 35-25 46-18 1 1 1 Yes Lost World Series (Pirates)
1979 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 125 76 49 .608 5.5 692 544 148 L1 32-30 44-19 2 2 2 Yes dnq
1979 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 129 77 52 .597 6.5 637 564 73 W1 32-28 45-24 3 3 3 Yes dnq
1979 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 125 69 56 .552 12.5 566 508 58 W1 29-31 40-25 4 4 8 Yes dnq
1979 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 126 66 60 .524 16.0 619 604 15 W2 33-36 33-24 5 6 13 -- dnq
1979 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 128 64 64 .500 19.0 601 634 -33 W1 32-37 32-27 6 9 16 -- dnq
1979 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 127 40 87 .315 42.5 468 660 -192 W1 20-49 20-38 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 California Angels franchise | log 128 70 58 .547 0.0 686 588 98 L3 31-29 39-29 1 5 10 Yes Lost ALCS (Orioles)
1979 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 126 66 60 .524 3.0 623 580 43 L2 33-30 33-30 2 7 12 -- dnq
1979 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 127 66 61 .520 3.5 662 661 1 W2 31-34 35-27 3 8 14 -- dnq
1979 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 128 62 66 .484 8.0 583 556 27 L2 27-38 35-28 4 10 17 -- dnq
1979 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 126 56 70 .444 13.0 568 598 -30 W1 34-33 22-37 5 11 20 -- dnq
1979 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 128 54 74 .422 16.0 561 655 -94 L1 22-37 32-37 6 12 23 -- dnq
1979 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 129 41 88 .318 29.5 457 693 -236 L1 15-45 26-43 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 Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 127 73 54 .575 0.0 596 525 71 L1 34-26 39-28 1 1 4 Yes Won World Series (Orioles)
1979 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 122 69 53 .566 1.5 530 451 79 W1 28-35 41-18 2 2 5 Yes dnq
1979 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 124 68 56 .548 3.5 580 558 22 W1 27-30 41-26 3 5 9 Yes dnq
1979 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 126 67 59 .532 5.5 583 544 39 W2 28-30 38-30 4 6 11 -- dnq
1979 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 128 65 63 .508 8.5 548 572 -24 W1 29-37 36-26 5 7 15 -- dnq
1979 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 125 53 72 .424 19.0 480 542 -62 L2 25-38 27-35 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 128 72 56 .563 0.0 461 468 -7 L1 29-33 43-23 1 3 6 Yes dnq
1979 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 129 72 57 .558 0.5 592 512 80 W3 31-30 41-27 2 4 7 Yes Lost NLCS (Pirates)
1979 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 127 59 68 .465 12.5 599 600 -1 L1 26-42 33-26 3 8 18 -- dnq
1979 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 128 58 70 .453 14.0 577 604 -27 L2 29-41 29-29 4 9 19 -- dnq
1979 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 129 55 74 .426 17.5 482 562 -80 W1 22-45 33-29 5 10 21 -- dnq
1979 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 129 50 79 .388 22.5 543 633 -90 L1 22-44 28-35 6 12 24 -- dnq
26 record(s)
Transactions
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Grid Actions:
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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.
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  • 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
Kelly Downs Philadelphia Phillies Hist Signed out of draft (Utah HS)
Von Hayes Cleveland Indians Hist Signed out of draft (St. Mary`s (CA))
John Lowenstein Baltimore Orioles Hist Activated from Disabled List
3 record(s)