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Thursday April 19,1979This date in baseball
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Games on 1979-04-19

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Milwaukee Brewers3Boston Red Sox5BoxChuck RaineyJim SlatonDick Drago
California Angels6Minnesota Twins4BoxDon AaseMike MarshallDave LaRoche
Baltimore Orioles6New York Yankees3BoxJim PalmerPaul Mirabella(none)
St. Louis Cardinals2Chicago Cubs3BoxDennis LampBob ForschBruce Sutter
Atlanta Braves0Cincinnati Reds2BoxTom SeaverPhil Niekro(none)
San Francisco Giants14San Diego Padres10BoxVida BlueMickey Lolich(none)

Standings as of 1979-04-19

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Milwaukee Brewers1174.636--5945143-34-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1508862.587
247Boston Red Sox1064.6000.55543122-24-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1508565.567
358New York Yankees1275.5830.55052-24-23-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1488266.554
4814Detroit Tigers844.5001.5484622-32-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1538172.529
51018Toronto Blue Jays1147.3643.06080-202-32-4L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium15149102.325
61221Baltimore Orioles1248.3333.54763-161-53-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1479849.667
71426Cleveland Indians1037.3003.52955-261-52-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1517873.517
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Texas Rangers972.778--5033172-15-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1537677.497
223California Angels13103.7691.09154378-22-1W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1497871.523
369Minnesota Twins1275.5831.5646047-20-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1507575.500
4713Kansas City Royals1055.5002.5655781-44-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1528072.526
5915Chicago White Sox1156.4553.06857114-21-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1496881.456
61120Seattle Mariners1459.3574.57089-190-35-6L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1486286.419
71325Oakland Athletics1349.3085.04567-221-33-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1495099.336
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Montreal Expos1082.800--363154-14-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1508763.580
236Philadelphia Phillies1064.6002.04432124-42-0W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1527874.513
3511St. Louis Cardinals1165.5452.54836122-53-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1518071.530
4919Pittsburgh Pirates1147.3644.54562-170-24-5L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1519457.623
61023New York Mets936.3334.5403822-21-4L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1536093.392
51122Chicago Cubs936.3334.52539-141-32-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1537776.503
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Houston Astros1394.692--5831274-35-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1498069.537
2410San Francisco Giants1486.5711.5746774-34-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1486385.426
3612Cincinnati Reds1376.5382.0636304-33-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1488365.561
5816San Diego Padres1468.4293.55872-142-54-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1476285.422
4717Los Angeles Dodgers1468.4293.55367-141-25-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1487375.493
61224Atlanta Braves1248.3334.54854-63-61-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1486286.419


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Bobby Brown3B54.176Purchased by Yankees from Blue Jays. 
Curt BrownP19.095Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Angels. 
Tim FoliSS28.132Traded by Mets with Greg Field to Pirates for Frank Taveras. 
Frank TaverasSS29.116Traded by Pirates to Mets for Greg Field and Tim Foli.