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Sunday April 15,1979This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Games on 1979-04-15

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians4Boston Red Sox14BoxDennis EckersleyMike PaxtonDick Drago
New York Yankees6Chicago White Sox5BoxEd FigueroaMike ProlyRich Gossage
Baltimore Orioles2Milwaukee Brewers4BoxMike CaldwellJim Palmer(none)
California Angels8Oakland Athletics1BoxFrank TananaMatt Keough(none)
Minnesota Twins18Seattle Mariners6BoxJerry KoosmanGlenn Abbott(none)
Detroit Tigers11Texas Rangers6BoxSheldon BurnsideSparky Lyle(none)
Kansas City Royals12Toronto Blue Jays10BoxEduardo RodriguezTom MurphyAl Hrabosky
Atlanta Braves11Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxEddie SolomonBurt HootonGene Garber
Chicago Cubs5Montreal Expos1BoxLynn McGlothenSteve Rogers(none)
Philadelphia Phillies3New York Mets2BoxDick RuthvenCraig SwanTug McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies6New York Mets3BoxNino EspinosaNeil AllenRon Reed
St. Louis Cardinals9Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxMark LittellKent Tekulve(none)
Cincinnati Reds3San Diego Padres6BoxRandy JonesFred NormanJohn D'Acquisto
Cincinnati Reds7San Diego Padres5BoxDoug CapillaMark LeeDoug Bair
Houston Astros4San Francisco Giants3BoxJ.R. RichardJohn MontefuscoJoe Sambito
Houston Astros9San Francisco Giants1BoxJoaquin AndujarTom Griffin(none)

Standings as of 1979-04-15

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133Milwaukee Brewers862.750--4733142-14-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1538964.582
257Boston Red Sox642.6671.04027132-22-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1548767.565
3711New York Yankees954.5561.53944-54-21-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1518467.556
4812Toronto Blue Jays844.5002.05054-42-32-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium15449105.318
61021Detroit Tigers624.3333.03239-72-30-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1558372.535
51122Baltimore Orioles936.3333.53952-130-33-3L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1509951.660
71325Cleveland Indians716.1434.51742-250-51-1L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1548074.519
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Texas Rangers761.857--4025151-05-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1557778.497
222Minnesota Twins972.778--5437177-20-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1537578.490
345California Angels1073.7000.56844245-22-1W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1528171.533
4610Kansas City Royals853.6251.55841171-24-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1548074.519
5914Seattle Mariners1156.4553.06174-130-05-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1516289.411
61223Chicago White Sox826.2504.54247-51-21-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1527181.467
71426Oakland Athletics1019.1006.53058-281-30-6L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1525399.349
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Montreal Expos752.714--232214-11-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1539063.588
249St. Louis Cardinals853.6250.54026141-33-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1548173.526
3513Philadelphia Phillies844.5001.5282802-42-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1548074.519
4817Pittsburgh Pirates945.4442.04146-50-24-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1539459.614
5918New York Mets734.4292.0312742-01-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1556095.387
61224Chicago Cubs514.2003.01529-141-20-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1577978.503
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126Houston Astros1073.700--4421232-25-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1528270.539
238San Francisco Giants1174.6360.5514653-14-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1516487.424
3616Cincinnati Reds1156.4552.55459-54-31-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1508565.567
4715Los Angeles Dodgers1156.4552.54353-101-24-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1517477.490
51019Atlanta Braves1046.4003.04445-13-41-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1506288.413
61120San Diego Padres1147.3643.53749-122-52-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1506486.427


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Clay CarrollP37.348Signed as Free Agent by Brewers. 
Jose OquendoSS15.286Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Mets.