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Sunday May 20,1979This date in baseball
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Jayson Werth celebrated a birthday on this date.
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.

1979 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
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Games on 1979-05-20

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees2Boston Red Sox0BoxTommy JohnDennis Eckersley(none)
Chicago White Sox0California Angels4BoxNolan RyanRoss Baumgarten(none)
Detroit Tigers7Cleveland Indians9BoxDan SpillnerJohn Hiller(none)
Minnesota Twins1Kansas City Royals5BoxPaul SplittorffRoger Erickson(none)
Milwaukee Brewers6Oakland Athletics7BoxDave HamiltonJerry Augustine(none)
Milwaukee Brewers1Oakland Athletics2BoxSteve McCattyJim SlatonDave Heaverlo
Texas Rangers6Seattle Mariners4BoxDoyle AlexanderShane RawleyJim Kern
Baltimore Orioles6Toronto Blue Jays2BoxDennis MartinezJesse Jefferson(none)
San Francisco Giants8Atlanta Braves1BoxBob KnepperEddie Solomon(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates6Chicago Cubs5BoxDon RobinsonLynn McGlothenKent Tekulve
Los Angeles Dodgers6Cincinnati Reds4BoxDon SuttonTom HumeBob Welch
San Diego Padres0Houston Astros1BoxRick WilliamsGaylord Perry(none)
San Diego Padres3Houston Astros6BoxJoaquin AndujarJohn D'Acquisto(none)
St. Louis Cardinals7New York Mets8BoxNeil AllenDarold Knowles(none)
Montreal Expos10Philadelphia Phillies6BoxStan BahnsenNino EspinosaElias Sosa

Standings as of 1979-05-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles392613.667--2051446113-813-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1207644.633
234Boston Red Sox382414.6321.5196151457-617-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1226755.549
3610New York Yankees392217.5644.0178156228-914-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1216754.554
4814Milwaukee Brewers412120.5126.01951712411-1610-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1207446.617
51019Detroit Tigers331419.4249.0159171-126-128-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1287157.555
61120Cleveland Indians381622.4219.5148183-355-1111-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1236558.528
71426Toronto Blue Jays411031.24417.0149234-856-154-16L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1214378.355
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Minnesota Twins372413.649--2021762615-59-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1255867.464
246California Angels402515.6250.52291785111-814-7W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1226359.516
358Texas Rangers382216.5792.5178172613-99-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1246163.492
4711Kansas City Royals402218.5503.52242012310-1212-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1226359.516
5917Chicago White Sox381820.4746.5186190-413-125-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1225567.451
61222Oakland Athletics411526.36611.0144220-765-1210-14W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1213982.322
71325Seattle Mariners411328.31713.0171217-462-1211-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1215467.446
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Montreal Expos362313.639--1671472012-1211-1W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1247252.581
225Philadelphia Phillies382414.632--1951514414-810-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1246064.484
349St. Louis Cardinals372116.5682.5158133258-912-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1256560.520
4715Pittsburgh Pirates351718.4865.516816628-89-10W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1278146.638
5918Chicago Cubs351619.4576.5161187-265-811-11L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1276463.504
61123New York Mets351223.34310.5131164-336-156-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1275176.402
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Cincinnati Reds392316.590--2011772410-613-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1226755.549
2512Houston Astros422319.5481.517016379-1014-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1206654.550
3613San Francisco Giants412219.5372.0189183611-1011-9W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1214972.405
4816Los Angeles Dodgers422022.4764.518117747-1313-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1205961.492
51021San Diego Padres421626.3818.5169203-348-168-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1195267.437
61224Atlanta Braves381325.3429.5167206-395-128-13L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1225369.434

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Mike RamseyCF18.316Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds.