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Saturday June 16,1979This 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 1979-06-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox11Chicago White Sox5BoxDennis EckersleyRandy Scarbery(none)
Seattle Mariners3Cleveland Indians4BoxSid MongeJohn Montague(none)
California Angels4Detroit Tigers2BoxDave FrostJack MorrisDave LaRoche
Kansas City Royals2Milwaukee Brewers3BoxJim SlatonSteve Busby(none)
New York Yankees3Texas Rangers2BoxRon DavisSparky Lyle(none)
Oakland Athletics2Toronto Blue Jays3BoxDave LemanczykSteve McCatty(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates6Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxDon RobinsonBob Welch(none)
Houston Astros2Montreal Expos4BoxRoss GrimsleyJ.R. RichardElias Sosa
Atlanta Braves0New York Mets2BoxKevin KobelMickey Mahler(none)
Cincinnati Reds3Philadelphia Phillies4BoxTug McGrawDoug Bair(none)
Chicago Cubs5San Diego Padres2BoxKen HoltzmanGaylord PerryBruce Sutter
St. Louis Cardinals1San Francisco Giants6BoxJohn CurtisSilvio Martinez(none)

Standings as of 1979-06-16

TopPREV   NEXTRecord 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 Sox613823.6231.53292438615-1423-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park995346.535
348Milwaukee Brewers653530.5386.53002752516-1919-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium966036.625
4610New York Yankees643430.5317.02872711616-1918-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I965541.573
5914Cleveland Indians623230.5168.0272290-1814-1718-13W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium994950.495
61017Detroit Tigers582929.5009.0284275914-1715-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1035647.544
71325Toronto Blue Jays662046.30322.0238356-11810-2010-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium963363.344
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133California Angels664026.606--3812998221-1519-11W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium964848.500
259Minnesota Twins603228.5335.02972811618-1214-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1025052.490
3711Kansas City Royals643430.5315.0338338015-1619-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium985147.520
4812Texas Rangers633330.5245.5280276414-1519-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium995049.505
51119Chicago White Sox623032.4848.0307298917-1513-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park984355.439
61223Seattle Mariners662640.39414.0295331-368-1918-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome964155.427
71426Oakland Athletics651946.29220.5212353-1417-2512-21L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum973562.361
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Montreal Expos583523.603--2532114214-1921-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1026042.588
236St. Louis Cardinals593326.5592.52882592911-1621-11L4T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1035350.515
3513Philadelphia Phillies633330.5244.52702551516-1617-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium995148.515
4615Chicago Cubs593029.5085.5260292-3213-1517-14W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1035053.485
5716Pittsburgh Pirates593029.5085.52692482113-1517-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1036835.660
61122New York Mets592633.4419.5235263-2811-1914-15W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1033766.359
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Houston Astros663828.576--2502311916-1822-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome965145.531
247Cincinnati Reds643529.5472.03012821915-1620-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium975542.567
3818San Francisco Giants653233.4925.53193041515-1817-15W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park973958.402
4920Los Angeles Dodgers663036.4558.0317315210-2220-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium964947.510
51021San Diego Padres673037.4488.5266299-3311-2219-15L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium943856.404
61224Atlanta Braves632241.34914.5268337-6910-2312-18L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium974453.454


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jim LonborgP37.061Released by Phillies.