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Saturday, September 8,1979

Saturday, September 8,1979

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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 1979-09-08 Baltimore Orioles 3 Boston Red Sox 2 box | pbp Fenway Park Mike Flanagan Dennis Eckersley Don Stanhouse 33,819 2:33
1979 reg season 1979-09-08 Milwaukee Brewers 2 California Angels 3 box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Jim Barr Jerry Augustine John Montague 37,624 2:27
1979 reg season 1979-09-08 Toronto Blue Jays 4 Cleveland Indians 5 box | pbp Cleveland Stadium Rick Wise Dave Stieb -- 4,439 2:45
1979 reg season 1979-09-08 New York Yankees 5 Detroit Tigers 4 box | pbp Tiger Stadium Ron Guidry Jack Morris Rich Gossage 30,069 2:16
1979 reg season 1979-09-08 Texas Rangers 6 Minnesota Twins 2 box | pbp Metropolitan Stadium Doc Medich Jerry Koosman Jim Kern 15,382 2:27
1979 reg season 1979-09-08 Chicago White Sox 1 Oakland Athletics 2 box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Steve McCatty Mike Proly -- 1,596 2:32
1979 reg season 1979-09-08 Kansas City Royals 2 Seattle Mariners 4 box | pbp Kingdome Floyd Bannister Dennis Leonard -- 12,340 2:32
1979 reg season 1979-09-08 San Diego Padres 9 Atlanta Braves 2 box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Bob Shirley Rick Matula -- 4,261 2:14
1979 reg season 1979-09-08 Philadelphia Phillies 9 Chicago Cubs 8 box | pbp Wrigley Field Rawly Eastwick Bruce Sutter -- 20,767 3:05
1979 reg season 1979-09-08 Los Angeles Dodgers 1 Cincinnati Reds 4 box | pbp Cinergy Field Bill Bonham Jerry Reuss Tom Hume 40,345 2:21
1979 reg season 1979-09-08 San Francisco Giants 2 Houston Astros 1 box | pbp Astrodome Greg Minton Joe Sambito Gary Lavelle 32,300 3:00
1979 reg season 1979-09-08 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 New York Mets 3 box | pbp Shea Stadium Dock Ellis Jim Rooker -- 8,095 4:18
1979 reg season 1979-09-08 Montreal Expos 7 St. Louis Cardinals 2 box | pbp Busch Stadium II Bill Lee John Fulgham -- 28,434 2:24
13 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • 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 139 93 46 .669 0.0 651 501 150 W6 42-26 51-20 1 1 1 Yes Lost World Series (Pirates)
1979 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 142 83 59 .585 11.5 703 635 68 L3 38-35 45-24 2 2 4 Yes dnq
1979 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 138 78 60 .565 14.5 737 603 134 L2 34-35 45-24 3 3 6 Yes dnq
1979 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 139 77 62 .554 16.0 628 580 48 W1 33-34 44-28 4 4 8 Yes dnq
1979 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 142 74 68 .521 20.5 697 671 26 L1 34-38 40-30 5 7 12 -- dnq
1979 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 142 73 69 .514 21.5 672 702 -30 W2 32-37 41-32 6 9 15 -- dnq
1979 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 141 44 97 .312 50.0 524 745 -221 L5 20-54 24-43 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 143 79 64 .552 0.0 781 674 107 W4 35-34 44-30 1 5 9 Yes Lost ALCS (Orioles)
1979 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 141 74 67 .525 4.0 741 735 6 L1 35-39 39-28 2 6 11 -- dnq
1979 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 140 72 68 .514 5.5 666 627 39 L2 35-32 37-36 3 8 14 -- dnq
1979 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 142 70 72 .493 8.5 650 612 38 W2 34-40 36-32 4 10 17 -- dnq
1979 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 140 61 79 .436 16.5 639 674 -35 L4 35-38 25-42 5 11 20 -- dnq
1979 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 143 60 83 .420 19.0 621 718 -97 W1 26-43 34-40 6 12 21 -- dnq
1979 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 142 49 93 .345 29.5 515 748 -233 W3 20-49 29-44 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 Montreal Expos franchise | log 135 80 55 .593 0.0 604 491 113 W1 31-36 49-19 1 1 2 Yes dnq
1979 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 142 84 58 .592 0.5 670 573 97 L1 44-29 40-29 2 2 3 Yes Won World Series (Orioles)
1979 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 140 77 63 .550 5.5 641 597 44 L1 36-32 40-32 3 5 10 Yes dnq
1979 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 139 72 67 .518 10.0 628 616 12 L1 30-36 42-31 4 6 13 -- dnq
1979 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 142 71 71 .500 12.5 596 627 -31 W1 34-39 37-32 5 7 16 -- dnq
1979 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 140 56 84 .400 26.5 520 614 -94 W1 27-44 28-41 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 143 81 62 .566 0.0 673 581 92 W1 37-34 44-28 1 3 5 Yes Lost NLCS (Pirates)
1979 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 142 80 62 .563 0.5 507 507 0 L2 32-35 48-27 2 4 7 Yes dnq
1979 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 142 67 75 .472 13.5 650 657 -7 L1 29-45 38-30 3 8 18 -- dnq
1979 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 143 63 80 .441 18.0 622 667 -45 W2 32-44 31-36 4 9 19 -- dnq
1979 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 143 60 83 .420 21.0 531 609 -78 W2 24-47 36-36 5 10 22 -- dnq
1979 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 141 55 86 .390 25.0 589 692 -103 L2 25-44 30-42 6 12 24 -- dnq
26 record(s)