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Games on 1979-08-15

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox1Baltimore Orioles2BoxMike FlanaganGuy Hoffman(none)
Minnesota Twins5Boston Red Sox9BoxDick DragoMike Bacsik(none)
Detroit Tigers6California Angels1BoxDan PetryJim Barr(none)
Kansas City Royals5Milwaukee Brewers6BoxJerry AugustineDan Quisenberry(none)
Texas Rangers3New York Yankees4BoxTommy JohnJerry GleatonRich Gossage
Toronto Blue Jays1Oakland Athletics3BoxBrian KingmanJesse JeffersonDave Heaverlo
Cleveland Indians2Seattle Mariners3BoxMike ParrottSid Monge(none)
New York Mets6Atlanta Braves3BoxCraig SwanMickey MahlerNeil Allen
San Francisco Giants5Chicago Cubs6BoxRick ReuschelPedro BorbonBruce Sutter
Philadelphia Phillies3Cincinnati Reds2BoxNino EspinosaFred Norman(none)
Montreal Expos3Houston Astros0BoxDan SchatzederJoe NiekroScott Sanderson
San Diego Padres1Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxBert BlylevenRandy Jones(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers6St. Louis Cardinals5BoxRick SutcliffeSilvio MartinezKen Brett

Standings as of 1979-08-15

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1177839.667--55943512435-2543-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium422418.571
222Boston Red Sox1177344.6245.065650515131-2742-17W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park431825.419
333Milwaukee Brewers1207050.5839.55925326031-2839-22W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium412516.610
458New York Yankees1176453.54714.05234784526-3038-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I432518.581
5713Detroit Tigers1196158.51318.0583576729-3432-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium422418.571
6915Cleveland Indians1206159.50818.5554596-4230-3331-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium412021.488
71325Toronto Blue Jays1203882.31741.5438619-18119-4419-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium421527.357
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147California Angels1216754.554--65053911131-2836-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium412120.512
2611Minnesota Twins1186256.5253.55815453631-2831-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium442024.455
3814Kansas City Royals1196158.5135.0625616928-3333-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium432419.558
41017Texas Rangers1206060.5006.55585213725-3335-27L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium422319.548
51120Chicago White Sox1185365.44912.5540560-2031-2822-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park422022.476
61223Seattle Mariners1215071.41317.0524619-9522-3628-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome411724.415
71426Oakland Athletics1213685.29831.0423665-24214-4422-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum411823.439
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Pittsburgh Pirates1196950.580--5654897634-2535-25W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium432914.674
236Montreal Expos1156451.5573.05114377426-3338-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium453114.689
3510Chicago Cubs1166254.5345.5541532926-3036-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field461828.391
4612St. Louis Cardinals1186157.5177.55415202127-3033-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II442519.568
5716Philadelphia Phillies1216160.5049.0525551-2626-3735-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium412318.561
61122New York Mets1175166.43617.0456513-5724-3526-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium451233.267
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Houston Astros1217051.579--443447-427-3143-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome411922.463
249Cincinnati Reds1226656.5414.55654927330-3036-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium392415.615
3818San Francisco Giants1205763.47512.5551559-828-3529-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park421428.333
4919Los Angeles Dodgers1195465.45415.0566571-521-4033-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium432518.581
51021San Diego Padres1215368.43817.0455524-6921-3932-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium401525.375
61224Atlanta Braves1214774.38823.0524608-8419-4128-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium391920.487