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Games on 1977-09-29

Top1977 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALDetroit Tigers3Baltimore Orioles6Boxscore - PBP96,2412:21Jim CrawfordRudy MayRudy May (18-14)Jim Crawford (7-8)Tippy Martinez (9)Ralph HoukEarl WeaverMemorial Stadium
ALToronto Blue Jays3Boston Red Sox7Boxscore - PBP912,2402:30Jerry GarvinMike PaxtonBob Stanley (8-7)Jerry Garvin (10-18)-Roy HartsfieldDon ZimmerFenway Park
ALCalifornia Angels3Kansas City Royals6Boxscore - PBP914,3342:06Wayne SimpsonLarry GuraLarry Gura (8-5)Wayne Simpson (6-12)Doug Bird (14)Dave GarciaWhitey HerzogKauffman Stadium
ALCleveland Indians4New York Yankees1Boxscore - PBP915,7932:15Wayne GarlandEd FigueroaWayne Garland (13-19)Ed Figueroa (16-11)-Jeff TorborgBilly MartinYankee Stadium I
ALSeattle Mariners2Texas Rangers1Boxscore - PBP94,7142:26Paul MitchellDoyle AlexanderPaul Mitchell (3-6)Doyle Alexander (17-11)Enrique Romo (14)Darrell JohnsonBilly HunterArlington Stadium
NLHouston Astros4Los Angeles Dodgers2Boxscore - PBP914,5061:53Floyd BannisterTommy JohnFloyd Bannister (8-9)Tommy John (20-7)Gene Pentz (2)Bill VirdonTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLMontreal Expos7Philadelphia Phillies2Boxscore - PBP925,8081:59Fred HoldsworthSteve CarltonFred Holdsworth (3-4)Steve Carlton (23-10)Don Stanhouse (10)Dick WilliamsDanny OzarkVeterans Stadium
NLNew York Mets2Pittsburgh Pirates5Boxscore - PBP92,5042:09Doc MedichTerry ForsterTerry Forster (6-4)Doc Medich (12-7)Kent Tekulve (7)Joe TorreChuck TannerThree Rivers Stad
8 Games on this date

Standings as of 1977-09-29.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1977 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122New York Yankees1599960.623--81462918545-3654-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulYankee Stadium I312.333
234Baltimore Orioles1599663.6043.07016356642-3654-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium211.500
345Boston Red Sox1599663.6043.084169414746-3550-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park211.500
4918Detroit Tigers1597287.45327.0692734-4233-4539-42L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium321.667
51019Cleveland Indians1597089.44029.0670733-6333-4537-44W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium211.500
61121Milwaukee Brewers1596693.41533.0629745-11630-5136-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BaumerCounty Stadium312.333
71426Toronto Blue Jays15953106.33346.0599816-21729-5224-54L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiExhibition Stadium211.500
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1977 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Kansas City Royals15910059.629--81164216947-3453-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium321.667
258Texas Rangers1599168.5729.074964410550-3141-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium3301.000
369Chicago White Sox1598970.56011.08337627142-3947-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park312.333
4711Minnesota Twins1588276.51917.58477668134-4448-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium321.667
5816California Angels1597386.45927.0666684-1834-4439-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium312.333
61222Oakland Athletics1586395.39936.5592731-13928-4935-46W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum303.000
71323Seattle Mariners1596297.39038.0615844-22933-4529-52W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome321.667
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1977 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Philadelphia Phillies1599960.623--82865517341-4058-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium321.667
237Pittsburgh Pirates1599366.5856.07236616238-4355-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium3301.000
3512St. Louis Cardinals1578176.51617.07156645131-4850-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II523.400
4613Chicago Cubs1598277.51617.0688728-4035-4346-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field3-14-.333
5917Montreal Expos1597386.45926.0652717-6536-4238-43W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium321.667
61124New York Mets1576196.38937.0563641-7826-5235-44L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium532.600
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1977 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126Los Angeles Dodgers1599663.604--75656818847-3449-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium321.667
2410Cincinnati Reds1598673.54110.07867167040-4146-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium321.667
3714Houston Astros1598079.50316.06666372934-4446-35W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome312.333
4815San Francisco Giants1597386.45923.0652699-4737-4436-42L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park321.667
51020San Diego Padres1596891.42828.0680813-13333-4535-46L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium312.333
61225Atlanta Braves1596099.37736.0669879-21020-5840-41L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave BristolBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium312.333


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Tony La Russa2B-SS32.360Released by Cardinals. 
Rick SawyerP29.175Claimed on waivers by Expos from Padres.