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Games on 1979-05-01

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees12California Angels8BoxTommy JohnDave LaRoche(none)
Detroit Tigers5Chicago White Sox2BoxSteve BakerKen KravecJack Billingham
Milwaukee Brewers1Cleveland Indians3BoxMike PaxtonLary SorensenSid Monge
Texas Rangers3Kansas City Royals9BoxPaul SplittorffJon MatlackMarty Pattin
Boston Red Sox5Oakland Athletics7BoxSteve McCattyBob StanleyBob Lacey
Baltimore Orioles3Seattle Mariners1BoxDennis MartinezByron McLaughlin(none)
Minnesota Twins3Toronto Blue Jays2BoxJerry KoosmanJesse JeffersonMike Marshall
Chicago Cubs5Cincinnati Reds1BoxKen HoltzmanFred Norman(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers3Montreal Expos7BoxBill LeeBob WelchElias Sosa
San Diego Padres10New York Mets5BoxGaylord PerryDale MurrayRollie Fingers
San Francisco Giants7Philadelphia Phillies0BoxBob KnepperNino Espinosa(none)
Atlanta Braves5Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxPhil NiekroKent Tekulve(none)
Houston Astros6St. Louis Cardinals7BoxDarold KnowlesJoe Sambito(none)

Standings as of 1979-05-01

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126Baltimore Orioles24159.625--12297258-67-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1358748.644
247Boston Red Sox21138.6190.510778296-67-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1397861.561
369Milwaukee Brewers231310.5651.511595207-96-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1388256.594
4813New York Yankees221111.5003.0888806-75-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1387860.565
5915Detroit Tigers1789.4713.5858143-55-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1447767.535
61325Cleveland Indians21714.3336.574116-422-85-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1407466.529
71426Toronto Blue Jays23716.3047.596138-424-73-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1394693.331
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Minnesota Twins21147.667--101911012-42-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1416873.482
235California Angels24159.6250.5146103438-27-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1387365.529
358Texas Rangers20128.6001.59178135-67-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1427171.500
4710Kansas City Royals221210.5452.5134120141-711-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1407367.521
51016Chicago White Sox21912.4295.010810536-63-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1396475.460
61121Oakland Athletics23914.3916.081130-492-57-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1394594.324
71224Seattle Mariners24816.3337.5103131-280-58-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1385979.428
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Montreal Expos20155.750--10178234-411-1W7T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1408060.571
233Philadelphia Phillies21147.6671.58365184-410-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1417071.496
3411St. Louis Cardinals211110.5244.59382115-75-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1417566.532
4514Chicago Cubs1899.5005.06270-83-56-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1447173.493
5717New York Mets19811.4216.57581-63-45-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1435588.385
61223Pittsburgh Pirates19712.3687.58798-112-55-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1439152.636
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Houston Astros22157.682--10377267-68-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1407466.529
2612Cincinnati Reds221111.5004.095104-96-45-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1397960.568
4918San Francisco Giants241014.4176.0108123-155-95-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1386177.442
3819San Diego Padres241014.4176.0109118-96-114-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1375879.423
51020Los Angeles Dodgers251015.4006.5100114-145-95-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1376968.504
61122Atlanta Braves21813.3816.59298-64-64-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1395881.417