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Monday May 21,1979This 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.

1979 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
Games -- Standings -- Transactions

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Games on 1979-05-21

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees1Detroit Tigers3BoxJack BillinghamRon Guidry(none)
Seattle Mariners12Kansas City Royals7BoxGlenn AbbottRich GaleShane Rawley
Minnesota Twins7Texas Rangers6BoxPete RedfernSparky LyleMike Marshall
Cleveland Indians1Toronto Blue Jays8BoxDave LemanczykRick Wise(none)
Houston Astros5Atlanta Braves7BoxPhil NiekroBo McLaughlinGene Garber
Pittsburgh Pirates4Montreal Expos2BoxBert BlylevenScott SandersonKent Tekulve
St. Louis Cardinals3Philadelphia Phillies5BoxSteve CarltonJohn Denny(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers2San Diego Padres3BoxEric RasmussenAndy Messersmith(none)

Standings as of 1979-05-21

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 Yankees402218.5504.5179159208-1014-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1206753.558
4814Milwaukee Brewers412120.5126.01951712411-1610-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1207446.617
51019Detroit Tigers341519.4418.5162172-106-129-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1277057.551
61120Cleveland Indians391623.41010.0149191-425-1211-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1226557.533
71426Toronto Blue Jays421131.26216.5157235-786-155-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1204278.350
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Minnesota Twins382513.658--2091822716-59-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1245767.460
245California Angels402515.6251.02291785111-814-7W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1226359.516
358Texas Rangers392217.5643.5184179513-99-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1236162.496
4712Kansas City Royals412219.5374.52312131810-1212-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1216358.521
5916Chicago White Sox381820.4747.0186190-413-125-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1225567.451
61222Oakland Athletics411526.36611.5144220-765-1210-14W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1213982.322
71325Seattle Mariners421428.33313.0183224-413-1211-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1205367.442
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Philadelphia Phillies392514.641--2001544614-811-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1235964.480
226Montreal Expos372314.6221.01691511812-1211-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1237251.585
349St. Louis Cardinals382117.5533.5161138238-1012-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1246559.524
4715Pittsburgh Pirates361818.5005.517216849-89-10W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1268046.635
5918Chicago Cubs351619.4577.0161187-265-811-11L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1276463.504
61224New York Mets351223.34311.0131164-336-156-8W1T 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
2511San Francisco Giants412219.5372.0189183611-1011-9W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1214972.405
3613Houston Astros432320.5352.017517059-1114-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1196653.555
4817Los Angeles Dodgers432023.4655.018318037-1413-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1195960.496
51021San Diego Padres431726.3958.0172205-338-169-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1185167.432
61123Atlanta Braves391425.3599.0174211-375-129-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1215269.430

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Tom GrieveOF31.078Signed as Free Agent by Rangers.