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Wednesday May 23,1979This date in baseball
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Games on 1979-05-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox2Baltimore Orioles5BoxTippy MartinezBob Stanley(none)
Oakland Athletics1Chicago White Sox6BoxKen KravecJohn Henry Johnson(none)
New York Yankees3Detroit Tigers4BoxJohn HillerKen Clay(none)
California Angels0Milwaukee Brewers1BoxBill TraversDon Aase(none)
Minnesota Twins2Texas Rangers7BoxFergie JenkinsDave Goltz(none)
Cleveland Indians4Toronto Blue Jays3BoxWayne GarlandDave Freisleben(none)
Houston Astros5Atlanta Braves6BoxTony BrizzolaraJoaquin AndujarGene Garber
Pittsburgh Pirates0Montreal Expos3BoxSteve RogersJohn Candelaria(none)
St. Louis Cardinals3Philadelphia Phillies1BoxSilvio MartinezDick RuthvenMark Littell
Los Angeles Dodgers4San Diego Padres2BoxBurt HootonRandy Jones(none)
Cincinnati Reds5San Francisco Giants0BoxMike LaCossVida Blue(none)

Standings as of 1979-05-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles412714.659--2151536213-814-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1187543.636
234Boston Red Sox402515.6251.5205161448-717-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1206654.550
3610New York Yankees422319.5484.5194171239-1114-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1186652.559
4712Milwaukee Brewers432320.5355.02031723111-1612-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1187246.610
51018Detroit Tigers361620.4448.5174187-136-1210-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1256956.552
61120Cleveland Indians411823.4399.0161200-397-1211-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1206357.525
71426Toronto Blue Jays441133.25017.5166247-816-155-18L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1184276.356
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Minnesota Twins402515.625--2141932116-79-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1225765.467
246California Angels422517.5951.02301864411-1014-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1206357.525
358Texas Rangers412417.5851.51951841113-911-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1215962.488
4814Kansas City Royals422220.5244.02422251710-1212-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1206357.525
5915Chicago White Sox402020.5005.0197195213-127-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1205367.442
71324Seattle Mariners431528.34911.5195235-404-1211-16W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1195267.437
61225Oakland Athletics431528.34911.5149231-825-1410-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1193980.328
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Montreal Expos392514.641--1781542412-1213-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1217051.579
223Philadelphia Phillies412615.634--2041584614-812-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1215863.479
349St. Louis Cardinals402218.5503.5165142239-1112-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1226458.525
4716Pittsburgh Pirates381820.4746.5175177-29-109-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1248044.645
5919Chicago Cubs361620.4447.5163191-285-911-11L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1266462.508
61223New York Mets361323.36110.5135166-316-157-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1265076.397
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Cincinnati Reds412417.585--2081891911-713-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1206654.550
2511San Francisco Giants432320.5352.02011901111-1012-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1194871.403
3613Houston Astros452421.5332.0184177710-1214-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1176552.556
4817Los Angeles Dodgers452124.4675.019318948-1513-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1175859.496
51021San Diego Padres451827.4008.0181215-348-1610-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1165066.431
61122Atlanta Braves411526.3669.0181220-395-1210-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1195168.429


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Ray BurrisP28.274Traded by Cubs to Yankees for Dick Tidrow. 
Dick TidrowP32.009Traded by Yankees to Cubs for Ray Burris.