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Tuesday May 15,1979This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Games on 1979-05-15

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles2Boston Red Sox3BoxDennis EckersleyDon Stanhouse(none)
Milwaukee Brewers1California Angels2BoxMark ClearMike Caldwell(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Cleveland Indians5BoxSid MongeJerry Garvin(none)
Texas Rangers9Minnesota Twins8BoxSparky LyleMike MarshallJim Kern
Detroit Tigers3New York Yankees11BoxTommy JohnSteve Baker(none)
Chicago White Sox2Oakland Athletics1BoxRoss BaumgartenJohn Henry JohnsonMike Proly
Kansas City Royals7Seattle Mariners4BoxPaul SplittorffGlenn AbbottRenie Martin
Kansas City Royals2Seattle Mariners6BoxByron McLaughlinLarry Gura(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers5Atlanta Braves4BoxBob WelchAdrian Devine(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1Chicago Cubs7BoxLynn McGlothenNino Espinosa(none)
San Diego Padres2Cincinnati Reds1BoxRollie FingersFrank Pastore(none)
San Francisco Giants8Houston Astros1BoxPhil NastuJ.R. Richard(none)
New York Mets3Pittsburgh Pirates0BoxCraig SwanDon RobinsonSkip Lockwood
Montreal Expos0St. Louis Cardinals1BoxJohn DennySteve Rogers(none)

Standings as of 1979-05-15

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
121Boston Red Sox332211.667--180124567-615-5W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1276958.543
234Baltimore Orioles342212.6470.5176121559-713-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1258045.640
369Milwaukee Brewers352015.5713.01681383010-1110-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1267551.595
4813New York Yankees351916.5434.015715076-813-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1257055.560
51018Detroit Tigers291316.4487.0145147-25-98-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1327260.545
61121Cleveland Indians331320.3949.0119164-455-118-9W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1286860.531
71426Toronto Blue Jays36927.25014.5131206-755-144-13L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1264482.349
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Minnesota Twins332211.667--1801512913-49-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1296069.465
246Texas Rangers342014.5882.51591471211-79-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1286365.492
358California Angels352015.5713.01961613511-89-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1276859.535
4711Kansas City Royals362016.5563.5203180239-1211-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1266561.516
5917Chicago White Sox331617.4856.0169167211-95-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1275770.449
61223Oakland Athletics351223.34311.0121193-725-127-11L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1274285.331
71325Seattle Mariners371126.29713.0147202-552-129-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1255669.448
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Philadelphia Phillies332211.667--1451044112-810-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1296267.481
225Montreal Expos311912.6132.0139129108-1111-1L4T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1297653.589
337St. Louis Cardinals331914.5763.0138118207-811-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1296762.519
4614Chicago Cubs301614.5334.5129133-45-811-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1326468.485
51020Pittsburgh Pirates301218.4008.5140148-85-87-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1328646.652
61122New York Mets311120.35510.0111138-276-135-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1315279.397
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1410Cincinnati Reds352015.571--1781611710-610-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1267056.556
2512Houston Astros362016.5560.5154143119-1011-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1266957.548
3715Los Angeles Dodgers371918.5142.016015286-913-9W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1256065.480
4816San Francisco Giants351718.4863.0155164-96-911-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1275473.425
5919San Diego Padres371522.4056.0160184-247-128-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1245371.427
61224Atlanta Braves321022.3138.5143178-355-125-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1285672.438