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Games on 1979-08-06

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles4New York Yankees5BoxRon GuidryTippy Martinez(none)
California Angels5Oakland Athletics2BoxRalph BottingSteve McCattyMark Clear
Minnesota Twins4Seattle Mariners7BoxRick HoneycuttDarrell JacksonByron McLaughlin
Kansas City Royals16Toronto Blue Jays12BoxSteve MingoriDave Stieb(none)
Atlanta Braves1Cincinnati Reds3BoxMike LaCossMickey Mahler(none)
San Francisco Giants7Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxEd WhitsonCharlie Hough(none)

Standings as of 1979-08-06

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1107436.673--53540313235-2539-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium492821.571
222Boston Red Sox1086741.6206.059746213531-2736-14W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park522428.462
336Milwaukee Brewers1126448.57111.05464984828-2636-22L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium493118.633
458New York Yankees1106050.54514.04944435126-2934-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I502921.580
5914Detroit Tigers1075453.50518.5518512626-3028-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium543123.574
61017Cleveland Indians1105555.50019.0506559-5324-2931-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium512625.510
71325Toronto Blue Jays1113378.29741.5407582-17515-4118-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium512031.392
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147California Angels1136449.566--61250011230-2734-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium492425.490
2611Texas Rangers1095851.5324.05144615324-2634-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium532528.472
3712Minnesota Twins1095752.5235.05445004429-2528-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium532528.472
4813Kansas City Royals1105654.5096.5570579-927-2929-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium522923.558
51120Chicago White Sox1084860.44413.5496532-3628-2520-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park522527.481
61223Seattle Mariners1134865.42516.0502578-7621-3427-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome491930.388
71426Oakland Athletics1123379.29530.5391623-23213-4120-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum502129.420
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Montreal Expos1066145.575--4854038223-2738-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium543420.630
235Pittsburgh Pirates1106347.573--5144417330-2233-25W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium523517.673
3510Chicago Cubs1065749.5384.0480482-224-2733-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field562333.411
4615St. Louis Cardinals1075453.5057.54864731323-3030-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II553223.582
5716Philadelphia Phillies1125656.5008.0489509-2025-3631-20L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium502822.560
6919New York Mets1084860.44414.0411470-5922-3525-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium541539.278
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Houston Astros1136647.584--418423-525-2841-19W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome492326.469
249Cincinnati Reds1146252.5444.55364726429-2833-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium472819.596
3818San Francisco Giants1125359.47312.5517521-427-3426-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park501832.360
41021San Diego Padres1135063.44216.0430484-5420-3530-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium481830.375
51122Los Angeles Dodgers1114863.43217.0519543-2417-3931-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium513120.608
61224Atlanta Braves1144569.39521.5506570-6418-3927-30L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium462125.457


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
John HaleOF26.001Released by Mariners.