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Saturday June 23,1979This 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 1979-06-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers6Baltimore Orioles8BoxTippy MartinezJohn Hiller(none)
Detroit Tigers5Baltimore Orioles6BoxSammy StewartJack Billingham(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Boston Red Sox4BoxDick DragoTom Buskey(none)
Kansas City Royals13California Angels4BoxLarry GuraJim BarrEduardo Rodriguez
Minnesota Twins6Chicago White Sox1BoxDave GoltzRoss Baumgarten(none)
Cleveland Indians5New York Yankees6BoxTommy JohnVictor Cruz(none)
Texas Rangers8Oakland Athletics5BoxJim KernBob Lacey(none)
Milwaukee Brewers3Seattle Mariners8BoxMike ParrottLary Sorensen(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers3Atlanta Braves7BoxPhil NiekroJerry Reuss(none)
San Francisco Giants5Cincinnati Reds2BoxJohn CurtisFred NormanGary Lavelle
San Diego Padres2Houston Astros3BoxTom DixonRollie Fingers(none)
Philadelphia Phillies0Montreal Expos3BoxSteve RogersNino Espinosa(none)
Chicago Cubs4Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxMike KrukowDon RobinsonBruce Sutter

Standings as of 1979-06-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles694722.681--3462687823-1524-7W9T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium905535.611
222Boston Red Sox684325.6323.53752769915-1528-10W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park924844.522
346Milwaukee Brewers714031.5638.03443083617-2023-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium905535.611
458New York Yankees713833.53510.03102941616-2022-13W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I895138.573
5917Cleveland Indians683236.47114.5298324-2614-1918-17L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium934944.527
61018Detroit Tigers663135.47014.5331328315-2316-12L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium955441.568
71325Toronto Blue Jays732350.31526.0262392-13012-2411-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium893059.337
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135California Angels734231.575--4073386921-1621-15L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium894643.517
269Kansas City Royals713833.5353.03873721519-1919-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium914744.516
3711Texas Rangers703733.5293.5308303517-1820-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium924646.500
4813Minnesota Twins663432.5154.53273141320-1514-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium964848.500
51119Chicago White Sox693237.4648.0332332017-1515-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park914150.451
61222Seattle Mariners733142.42511.0339369-3012-2019-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome893653.404
71426Oakland Athletics722250.30619.5252400-1487-2615-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum903258.356
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Montreal Expos644024.625--2912286314-1926-5W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium965541.573
237St. Louis Cardinals643529.5475.03062763012-1922-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II985147.520
3410Pittsburgh Pirates643430.5316.03012643716-1518-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium986434.653
4512Chicago Cubs643331.5167.0284318-3416-1717-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field984751.480
5715Philadelphia Phillies693534.5077.53032911217-2018-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium934944.527
61123New York Mets642737.42213.0246279-3311-2315-15L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium983662.367
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Houston Astros724329.597--269260916-1927-10W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome904644.511
2614Cincinnati Reds703634.5146.0317309816-1920-15L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium915437.593
3816San Francisco Giants703535.5007.03433291417-1818-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park923656.391
4920Los Angeles Dodgers723240.44411.0340344-411-2421-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium904743.522
51021San Diego Padres733241.43811.5282322-4011-2421-17L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium883652.409
61224Atlanta Braves702644.37116.0307369-6210-2416-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium904050.444