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Friday, August 31,1979

Friday, August 31,1979

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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 1979-08-31 Minnesota Twins 3 Baltimore Orioles 1 box | pbp Memorial Stadium Dave Goltz Dennis Martinez Mike Marshall 30,816 3:03
1979 reg season 1979-08-31 Texas Rangers 6 Boston Red Sox 9 box | pbp Fenway Park Mike Torrez Steve Comer Tom Burgmeier 31,314 2:36
1979 reg season 1979-08-31 Milwaukee Brewers 1 Chicago White Sox 6 box | pbp Comiskey Park I Steve Trout Bill Travers -- 12,953 2:15
1979 reg season 1979-08-31 California Angels 9 Cleveland Indians 8 box | pbp Cleveland Stadium Mark Clear Paul Reuschel John Montague 10,501 3:02
1979 reg season 1979-08-31 Oakland Athletics 5 Detroit Tigers 3 box | pbp Tiger Stadium Brian Kingman Dave Tobik Dave Hamilton 18,454 2:47
1979 reg season 1979-08-31 Kansas City Royals 3 New York Yankees 7 box | pbp Yankee Stadium I Tommy John Paul Splittorff -- 35,229 2:23
1979 reg season 1979-08-31 Seattle Mariners 4 Toronto Blue Jays 5 box | pbp Exhibition Stadium Tom Buskey Byron McLaughlin -- 11,254 2:31
1979 reg season 1979-08-31 Philadelphia Phillies 6 Atlanta Braves 2 box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Doug Bird Tony Brizzolara -- 6,009 1:34
1979 reg season 1979-08-31 New York Mets 0 Houston Astros 2 box | pbp Astrodome Ken Forsch Craig Swan Joe Sambito 19,883 1:54
1979 reg season 1979-08-31 Chicago Cubs 4 Los Angeles Dodgers 6 box | pbp Dodger Stadium Rick Sutcliffe Bill Caudill Bobby Castillo 35,648 2:55
1979 reg season 1979-08-31 Cincinnati Reds 7 Montreal Expos 8 box | pbp Stade Olympique Woodie Fryman Tom Hume -- 34,820 3:32
1979 reg season 1979-08-31 St. Louis Cardinals 8 San Diego Padres 7 box | pbp Qualcomm Stadium Dan O'Brien Bob Owchinko -- 11,414 4:30
1979 reg season 1979-08-31 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 San Francisco Giants 4 box | pbp Candlestick Park Don Robinson John Curtis Grant Jackson 19,377 3:08
13 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • 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.
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 132 87 45 .659 0.0 629 492 137 L1 40-26 47-19 1 1 1 Yes Lost World Series (Pirates)
1979 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 136 81 55 .596 8.0 681 611 70 L1 36-31 45-24 2 2 2 Yes dnq
1979 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 131 77 54 .588 9.5 711 573 138 W1 33-33 45-20 3 3 3 Yes dnq
1979 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 131 72 59 .550 14.5 593 542 51 W1 31-33 41-26 4 4 8 Yes dnq
1979 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 134 72 62 .537 16.0 664 640 24 L1 33-36 39-26 5 5 11 -- dnq
1979 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 135 69 66 .511 19.5 640 663 -23 L1 32-37 37-29 6 9 15 -- dnq
1979 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 134 43 91 .321 45.0 500 711 -211 W1 20-49 23-42 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 135 72 63 .533 0.0 728 631 97 W1 33-34 39-29 1 6 12 Yes Lost ALCS (Orioles)
1979 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 134 71 63 .530 0.5 714 702 12 L1 32-35 39-28 2 7 13 -- dnq
1979 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 133 69 64 .519 2.0 643 606 37 W1 34-31 35-33 3 8 14 -- dnq
1979 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 135 64 71 .474 8.0 618 592 26 L1 28-39 36-32 4 10 17 -- dnq
1979 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 132 59 73 .447 11.5 597 626 -29 W1 34-33 24-41 5 11 20 -- dnq
1979 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 136 57 79 .419 15.5 603 691 -88 L1 25-42 32-37 6 12 22 -- dnq
1979 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 136 44 92 .324 28.5 489 730 -241 W1 18-49 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 133 78 55 .586 0.0 625 540 85 W3 39-27 39-28 1 1 4 Yes Won World Series (Orioles)
1979 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 126 72 54 .571 2.5 550 470 80 W3 28-35 44-19 2 2 5 Yes dnq
1979 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 131 71 60 .542 6.0 602 580 22 L1 30-34 41-26 3 5 9 Yes dnq
1979 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 132 71 61 .538 6.5 606 564 42 W1 32-32 38-30 4 6 10 -- dnq
1979 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 134 66 68 .493 12.5 566 597 -31 W1 30-37 36-31 5 7 16 -- dnq
1979 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 131 53 78 .405 24.0 493 576 -83 L8 25-39 27-40 6 11 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 135 77 58 .570 0.0 631 534 97 L1 36-31 41-27 1 3 6 Yes Lost NLCS (Pirates)
1979 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 134 76 58 .567 0.5 482 482 0 W1 32-35 44-23 2 4 7 Yes dnq
1979 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 134 62 72 .463 14.5 620 624 -4 W1 26-42 36-30 3 8 18 -- dnq
1979 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 134 60 74 .448 16.5 592 625 -33 L1 29-41 31-33 4 9 19 -- dnq
1979 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 135 57 78 .422 20.0 503 591 -88 L1 22-45 35-33 5 10 21 -- dnq
1979 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 133 53 80 .398 23.0 561 648 -87 L1 25-44 28-36 6 12 24 -- dnq
26 record(s)