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Friday June 15,1979This date in baseball
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Games on 1979-06-15

Top1979 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALBoston Red Sox5Chicago White Sox8Boxscore - PBP946,5562:28Mike TorrezRich WorthamRich Wortham (7-5)Mike Torrez (6-4)-Don ZimmerDon KessingerComiskey Park
ALSeattle Mariners3Cleveland Indians13Boxscore - PBP932,6222:31Odell JonesRick WaitsRick Waits (9-4)Odell Jones (1-7)-Darrell JohnsonJeff TorborgCleveland Stadium
ALCalifornia Angels8Detroit Tigers7Boxscore - PBP941,1512:48Jim BarrDave RozemaMark Clear (7-2)Dave Tobik (1-1)-Jim FregosiSparky AndersonTiger Stadium
ALKansas City Royals14Milwaukee Brewers11Boxscore - PBP932,8123:21Paul SplittorffMike CaldwellSteve Mingori (1-1)Reggie Cleveland (1-4)Marty Pattin (3)Whitey HerzogGeorge BambergerCounty Stadium
ALBaltimore Orioles6Minnesota Twins5Boxscore - PBP911,8312:59Dennis MartinezPaul HartzellDon Stanhouse (5-1)Mike Marshall (8-6)Tim Stoddard (2)Earl WeaverGene MauchMetropolitan Stad
ALNew York Yankees5Texas Rangers9Boxscore - PBP935,4522:08Ed FigueroaJon MatlackJon Matlack (4-3)Ed Figueroa (3-6)-Bob LemonPat CorralesArlington Stadium
ALOakland Athletics0Toronto Blue Jays6Boxscore - PBP913,1242:06Dave HamiltonTom UnderwoodTom Underwood (1-9)Dave Hamilton (2-1)-Jim MarshallRoy HartsfieldExhibition Stadiu
NLPittsburgh Pirates6Los Angeles Dodgers2Boxscore - PBP950,2992:52Bert BlylevenDon SuttonBert Blyleven (3-2)Don Sutton (6-7)Kent Tekulve (7)Chuck TannerTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLHouston Astros2Montreal Expos1Boxscore - PBP928,7862:43Joaquin AndujarScott SandersonJoaquin Andujar (6-4)Elias Sosa (4-4)-Bill VirdonDick WilliamsOlympic Stadium
NLAtlanta Braves1New York Mets2Boxscore - PBP99,8082:12Phil NiekroCraig SwanCraig Swan (7-4)Joey McLaughlin (0-1)-Bobby CoxJoe TorreShea Stadium
NLCincinnati Reds6Philadelphia Phillies3Boxscore - PBP950,2222:31Tom SeaverLarry ChristensonTom Seaver (4-5)Larry Christenson (1-4)-John McNamaraDanny OzarkVeterans Stadium
NLChicago Cubs3San Diego Padres2Boxscore - PBP923,5952:29Rick ReuschelEric RasmussenGuillermo Hernandez (1-0)John D'Acquisto (3-5)Dick Tidrow (5)Herman FranksRoger CraigQualcomm Stadium
NLSt. Louis Cardinals6San Francisco Giants9Boxscore - PBP1312,7703:54Pete VuckovichPhil NastuGary Lavelle (5-3)Darold Knowles (2-3)-Ken BoyerJoe Altobelli3Com Park at Cand
NLSt. Louis Cardinals6San Francisco Giants9Boxscore - PBP1312,7703:54Pete VuckovichPhil NastuGary Lavelle (5-3)Darold Knowles (2-3)-Ken BoyerJoe AltobelliCandlestick Park
14 Games on this date

Standings as of 1979-06-15.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles624022.645--2992336619-1521-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium976235.639
222Boston Red Sox603723.6172.03182388014-1423-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1005446.540
3711Milwaukee Brewers643430.5317.02972732416-1918-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium976136.629
4812New York Yankees633330.5247.52842691515-1918-11L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I975641.577
5914Detroit Tigers572928.5098.52822711114-1715-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1045648.538
61015Cleveland Indians613130.5088.5268287-1914-1717-13W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1005050.500
71426Toronto Blue Jays651946.29222.5235354-11910-209-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium973463.351
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133California Angels653926.600--3772978020-1519-11W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium974948.505
248Kansas City Royals633429.5404.0336335115-1519-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium995148.515
359Minnesota Twins603228.5334.52972811618-1214-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1025052.490
4610Texas Rangers623329.5324.5278273514-1519-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1005050.500
51118Chicago White Sox613031.4927.03022871517-1513-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park994356.434
61223Seattle Mariners652639.40013.0292327-358-1818-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome974156.423
71325Oakland Athletics641945.29719.5210350-1407-2412-21L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum983563.357
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Montreal Expos573423.596--2492094014-1920-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1036142.592
236St. Louis Cardinals583325.5691.52872533411-1521-11L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1045351.510
3513Philadelphia Phillies623230.5164.52662521416-1616-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1005248.520
4616Chicago Cubs582929.5005.5255290-3512-1517-14W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1045153.490
5717Pittsburgh Pirates582929.5005.52632451812-1517-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1046935.663
61122New York Mets582533.4319.5233263-3011-1913-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1043866.365
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Houston Astros653827.585--2482272116-1722-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome975146.526
247Cincinnati Reds633528.5562.02982782015-1520-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium985543.561
3819San Francisco Giants643133.4846.53133031015-1816-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park984058.408
4920Los Angeles Dodgers653035.4628.0314309510-2220-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium974948.505
51021San Diego Padres663036.4558.5264294-3011-2219-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium953857.400
61224Atlanta Braves622240.35514.5268335-6710-2212-18L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium984454.449

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Mike BruhertP27.357Traded by Mets with Bob Myrick to Rangers for Dock Ellis. 
Dave Chalk3B-SS28.289Traded by Rangers with Mike Heath and Cash to Athletics for John Henry Johnson. 
Dock EllisP34.096Traded by Rangers to Mets for Mike Bruhert and Bob Myrick. 
Ed FarmerP29.240Traded by Rangers with Gary Holle to White Sox for Eric Soderholm. 
Andy HasslerP27.241Purchased by Mets from Red Sox. 
Mike HeathC24.130Traded by Rangers with Dave Chalk and Cash to Athletics for John Henry Johnson. 
Gary Holle1B24.308Traded by Rangers with Ed Farmer to White Sox for Eric Soderholm. 
Don HoodP29.242Traded by Indians to Yankees for Cliff Johnson. 
Cliff Johnson1B-C31.329Traded by Yankees to Indians for Don Hood. 
John Henry JohnsonP22.298Traded by Athletics to Rangers for Mike Heath, Dave Chalk and Cash. 
Jay JohnstoneOF33.207Traded by Yankees to Padres for Dave Wehrmeister. 
Bob MyrickP26.257Traded by Mets with Mike Bruhert to Rangers for Dock Ellis. 
Rich RodasP19.221Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Eric Soderholm3B30.264Traded by White Sox to Rangers for Gary Holle and Ed Farmer. 
Mark SouzaP24.134Signed as Free Agent by Athletics. 
Dave WehrmeisterP26.218Traded by Padres to Yankees for Jay Johnstone.