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Tuesday April 17,1979This date in baseball
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Games on 1979-04-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Milwaukee Brewers5Boston Red Sox6BoxTom BurgmeierReggie Cleveland(none)
Texas Rangers6Cleveland Indians2BoxFergie JenkinsRick WaitsJim Kern
Kansas City Royals3Detroit Tigers6BoxJohn HillerPaul Splittorff(none)
California Angels6Minnesota Twins0BoxNolan RyanDave Goltz(none)
Baltimore Orioles1New York Yankees5BoxRon GuidryMike Flanagan(none)
Seattle Mariners5Oakland Athletics6BoxDave HeaverloOdell Jones(none)
Chicago White Sox6Toronto Blue Jays1BoxFrancisco BarriosTom UnderwoodMike Proly
St. Louis Cardinals3Chicago Cubs5BoxKen HoltzmanJohn DennyBruce Sutter
Atlanta Braves4Cincinnati Reds7BoxTom HumeLarry McWilliamsDoug Bair
Houston Astros6Los Angeles Dodgers10BoxJerry ReussTom Dixon(none)
New York Mets4Montreal Expos5BoxWoodie FrymanSkip Lockwood(none)
Philadelphia Phillies13Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxSteve CarltonBert Blyleven(none)
San Francisco Giants3San Diego Padres4BoxRollie FingersBob Knepper(none)

Standings as of 1979-04-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
145Milwaukee Brewers963.667--5239132-24-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1528963.586
257Boston Red Sox853.6250.54936132-23-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1528666.566
368New York Yankees1064.6000.54445-14-22-2W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1508367.553
4713Detroit Tigers844.5001.5484622-32-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1538172.529
51019Toronto Blue Jays1046.4002.55568-132-32-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium15249103.322
61223Baltimore Orioles1037.3003.54057-170-43-3L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1499950.664
71426Cleveland Indians927.2224.02351-281-51-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1527973.520
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Texas Rangers871.875--4627192-05-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1547678.494
223California Angels1183.7270.57444306-22-1W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1518071.530
334Minnesota Twins1073.7001.05443117-20-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1527577.493
4812Kansas City Royals1055.5003.0655781-44-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1528072.526
5918Chicago White Sox1046.4004.0565243-21-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1506981.460
61120Seattle Mariners1358.3854.56884-160-25-6L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1496287.416
71325Oakland Athletics1239.2506.04065-251-32-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1505199.340
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Montreal Expos972.778--302644-13-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1518863.583
2511Philadelphia Phillies954.5562.04130113-42-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1537974.516
3410St. Louis Cardinals954.5562.04331121-43-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1538172.529
4917Pittsburgh Pirates1046.4003.54359-160-24-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1529458.618
51021New York Mets835.3753.5353232-11-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1546094.390
61224Chicago Cubs725.2864.02034-141-31-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1557877.503
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126Houston Astros1284.667--5431233-35-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1508169.540
239San Francisco Giants1275.5831.0545043-24-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1506486.427
3614Cincinnati Reds1266.5002.06163-24-32-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1498465.564
4715Los Angeles Dodgers1367.4622.55363-101-25-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1497376.490
5816San Diego Padres1257.4173.04152-112-53-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1496386.423
61122Atlanta Braves1147.3643.54852-43-51-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1496287.416