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Games on 1979-05-09

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics4Baltimore Orioles2BoxMike NorrisJim Palmer(none)
California Angels8Boston Red Sox9BoxBill CampbellDave LaRoche(none)
Chicago White Sox5Detroit Tigers4BoxRoss BaumgartenMilt WilcoxKen Kravec
Cleveland Indians8Milwaukee Brewers7BoxRick WaitsMike CaldwellSid Monge
Seattle Mariners0New York Yankees5BoxEd FigueroaGlenn Abbott(none)
Kansas City Royals4Texas Rangers3BoxRich GaleFergie JenkinsRenie Martin
Pittsburgh Pirates17Atlanta Braves9BoxJim BibbyGene GarberKent Tekulve
Cincinnati Reds7Chicago Cubs4BoxPaul MoskauLynn McGlothenDoug Bair
St. Louis Cardinals4Houston Astros5BoxBo McLaughlinTom Bruno(none)
New York Mets2Los Angeles Dodgers7BoxDon SuttonNeil Allen(none)
Philadelphia Phillies2San Diego Padres0BoxDick RuthvenEric Rasmussen(none)
Montreal Expos2San Francisco Giants9BoxVida BlueRoss Grimsley(none)

Standings as of 1979-05-09

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Boston Red Sox281810.643--147111367-611-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1327359.553
235Baltimore Orioles301911.633--159112479-610-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1298346.643
346Milwaukee Brewers301812.6001.0156119378-910-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1317754.588
4813New York Yankees291514.5173.5118124-66-89-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1317457.565
51017Detroit Tigers241113.4585.013012554-87-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1377463.540
61223Cleveland Indians27918.3338.599150-513-96-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1347262.537
71426Toronto Blue Jays30822.26711.0118186-685-123-10L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1324587.341
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Minnesota Twins28208.714--1571292813-47-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1346272.463
259California Angels301713.5674.0170138329-68-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1327161.538
3610Kansas City Royals291613.5524.5169151185-911-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1336964.519
4711Texas Rangers281513.5365.012912456-69-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1346866.507
5916Chicago White Sox281315.4647.0148142610-93-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1326072.455
61120Oakland Athletics301218.4009.0113161-485-87-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1324290.318
71324Seattle Mariners311021.32311.5131172-412-98-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1315774.435
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Philadelphia Phillies28208.714--127864110-510-3W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1346470.478
223Montreal Expos26188.6921.0131109227-711-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1347757.575
3512St. Louis Cardinals281513.5365.0120105156-88-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1347163.530
4614Chicago Cubs241212.5006.0103107-43-69-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1386870.493
5919Pittsburgh Pirates261115.4238.013012825-86-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1368749.640
61122New York Mets26917.34610.098117-194-105-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1365482.397
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Houston Astros301812.600--135122139-109-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1327161.538
248Cincinnati Reds291712.5860.514513698-49-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1327359.553
3715San Francisco Giants301416.4674.0138146-85-99-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1325775.432
4818Los Angeles Dodgers321418.4385.0122142-205-99-9W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1306565.500
51021San Diego Padres311219.3876.5145164-196-116-8L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1305674.431
61225Atlanta Braves28919.3218.0127159-324-105-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1325775.432


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Tom GrieveOF31.066Released by Cardinals.