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Games on 1979-04-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox3Kansas City Royals4BoxPaul SplittorffRich WorthamAl Hrabosky
Toronto Blue Jays0Texas Rangers5BoxDoyle AlexanderJim ClancyJim Kern
St. Louis Cardinals3Atlanta Braves2BoxMark LittellPhil Niekro(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers3Philadelphia Phillies4BoxTug McGrawLance Rautzhan(none)

Standings as of 1979-04-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Boston Red Sox1394.692--8049312-27-2W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1478265.558
258New York Yankees1596.6001.06061-14-25-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1458065.552
3610Detroit Tigers1165.5452.0635492-34-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1507971.527
4713Baltimore Orioles1688.5002.57073-31-57-3W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1439449.657
5816Milwaukee Brewers1578.4673.0696813-74-1L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1468858.603
61120Toronto Blue Jays15510.3335.068100-323-62-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1474899.327
71425Cleveland Indians1349.3085.04470-261-53-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1487771.520
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111California Angels16124.750--11766518-24-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1467670.521
233Texas Rangers1394.6921.56443213-36-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1497475.497
346Minnesota Twins1495.6432.0736677-22-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1487375.493
4917Chicago White Sox1578.4674.58676106-41-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1456679.455
51019Kansas City Royals1468.4295.07585-101-75-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1487969.534
71222Seattle Mariners16511.3137.07698-220-55-6L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1466284.425
61323Oakland Athletics16511.3137.05793-362-53-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1464997.336
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Philadelphia Phillies1495.643--6139224-45-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1487573.507
237Montreal Expos1385.6150.54547-24-44-1L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1478760.592
3511St. Louis Cardinals1587.5331.5595543-54-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1477869.531
4714Chicago Cubs1266.5002.04148-71-35-3W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1507476.493
51021New York Mets1248.3334.04451-73-41-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1505991.393
61226Pittsburgh Pirates14410.2865.05575-200-54-5L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1489454.635
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Houston Astros16124.750--7141304-38-1W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1467769.527
249Cincinnati Reds1697.5633.0807196-43-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1458164.559
3612San Francisco Giants1798.5293.5808004-35-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1456283.428
4815San Diego Padres1789.4714.58189-84-64-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1446084.417
5918Los Angeles Dodgers18810.4445.06977-83-45-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1447173.493
61124Atlanta Braves16511.3137.06780-133-62-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1446183.424


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Bob Robertson1B32.203Signed as Free Agent by Blue Jays.