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Friday August 17,1979This 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 1979-08-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals7Baltimore Orioles1BoxCraig ChamberlainJim Palmer(none)
Chicago White Sox4Boston Red Sox1BoxRoss BaumgartenBob StanleyEd Farmer
Toronto Blue Jays6California Angels5BoxDave StiebMark Clear(none)
Texas Rangers1Milwaukee Brewers5BoxMoose HaasSteve Comer(none)
Minnesota Twins5New York Yankees2BoxJerry KoosmanJim Beattie(none)
Cleveland Indians3Oakland Athletics5BoxSteve McCattyDan Spillner(none)
Detroit Tigers9Seattle Mariners2BoxMilt WilcoxRick HoneycuttJohn Hiller
San Diego Padres6Chicago Cubs9BoxDick TidrowJohn D'AcquistoBruce Sutter
New York Mets3Cincinnati Reds4BoxTom HumeDale Murray(none)
Philadelphia Phillies5Houston Astros2BoxRandy LerchFrank LaCorte(none)
Atlanta Braves0Montreal Expos1BoxDavid PalmerEddie Solomon(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers7Pittsburgh Pirates6BoxDave PattersonJim BibbyBobby Castillo
San Francisco Giants0St. Louis Cardinals3BoxJohn FulghamEd Whitson(none)

Standings as of 1979-08-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1197841.655--56244611635-2543-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium402416.600
222Boston Red Sox1197445.6224.066451415031-2743-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park411724.415
333Milwaukee Brewers1227250.5907.56015346731-2841-22W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium392316.590
4510New York Yankees1196455.53814.05264883826-3038-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I412516.610
5813Detroit Tigers1206258.51716.55925781430-3432-24W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium412318.561
6916Cleveland Indians1216160.50418.0557601-4430-3431-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium402020.500
71325Toronto Blue Jays1213982.32240.0444624-18020-4419-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium411427.341
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147California Angels1226755.549--65554511031-2836-27L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium402119.525
2611Minnesota Twins1206456.5332.05915484333-2831-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium421824.429
3712Kansas City Royals1216358.5213.56366191730-3333-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium412219.537
41017Texas Rangers1226062.4927.05605303025-3535-27L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium402317.575
51120Chicago White Sox1205466.45012.0549568-1932-2922-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park401921.475
61223Seattle Mariners1225072.41017.0526628-10222-3628-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome401723.425
71426Oakland Athletics1223785.30330.0428668-24014-4423-41W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum401723.425
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Pittsburgh Pirates1217051.579--5765007634-2536-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium412813.683
236Montreal Expos1166551.5602.55124377526-3339-18W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium443014.682
359Chicago Cubs1186454.5424.55645422226-3038-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field441628.364
4614St. Louis Cardinals1206258.5177.55465242227-3034-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II422418.571
5715Philadelphia Phillies1226260.5088.5530553-2327-3735-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium402218.550
61021New York Mets1195267.43717.0465520-5525-3626-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium431132.256
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Houston Astros1227052.574--445452-727-3143-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome401921.475
248Cincinnati Reds1236756.5453.55694957430-3037-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium382315.605
3818San Francisco Giants1225765.46713.0555576-2128-3729-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park401426.350
4919Los Angeles Dodgers1215665.46313.5577579-223-4033-25W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium412318.561
51122San Diego Padres1235370.43117.5465538-7321-4132-29L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium381523.395
61224Atlanta Braves1234776.38223.5527615-8819-4228-34L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium371918.514


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
George Scott1B35.147Released by Royals. 
Ted Sizemore2B34.124Traded by Cubs to Red Sox for Mike O'Berry and Cash.