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Saturday August 18,1979This 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 1979-08-18

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals2Baltimore Orioles9BoxScott McGregorLarry GuraDave Ford
Chicago White Sox2Boston Red Sox8BoxSteve RenkoSteve Trout(none)
Toronto Blue Jays5California Angels7BoxNolan RyanTom UnderwoodMark Clear
Texas Rangers7Milwaukee Brewers3BoxFergie JenkinsJim SlatonJim Kern
Minnesota Twins3New York Yankees5BoxRon DavisMike MarshallRich Gossage
Cleveland Indians1Oakland Athletics4BoxRick LangfordRick Wise(none)
Detroit Tigers7Seattle Mariners4BoxJack MorrisRob Dressler(none)
San Diego Padres2Chicago Cubs3BoxDick TidrowRollie Fingers(none)
New York Mets3Cincinnati Reds4BoxMike LaCossNeil Allen(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1Houston Astros0BoxLarry ChristensonJ.R. RichardRon Reed
Atlanta Braves1Montreal Expos2BoxSteve RogersJoey McLaughlin(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers5Pittsburgh Pirates1BoxJerry ReussDon Robinson(none)
San Francisco Giants4St. Louis Cardinals5BoxRoy ThomasVida Blue(none)

Standings as of 1979-08-18

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1207941.658--57144812335-2544-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium392316.590
222Boston Red Sox1207545.6254.067251615631-2744-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park401624.400
333Milwaukee Brewers1237251.5858.56045416331-2841-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium382315.605
4510New York Yankees1206555.54214.05314914026-3039-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I402416.600
5712Detroit Tigers1216358.52116.55995821731-3432-24W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium402218.550
6916Cleveland Indians1226161.50019.0558605-4730-3531-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium392019.513
71325Toronto Blue Jays1223983.32041.0449631-18220-4519-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium401426.350
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147California Angels1236855.553--66255011231-2837-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium392019.513
2611Minnesota Twins1216457.5293.05945534133-2931-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium411823.439
3814Kansas City Royals1226359.5164.56386281030-3433-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium402218.550
41017Texas Rangers1236162.4967.05675333426-3535-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium392217.564
51120Chicago White Sox1215467.44613.0551576-2532-3022-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park391920.487
61223Seattle Mariners1235073.40718.0530635-10522-3628-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome391722.436
71426Oakland Athletics1233885.30930.0432669-23714-4424-41W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum391623.410
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Pittsburgh Pirates1227052.574--5775057234-2536-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium402812.700
236Montreal Expos1176651.5641.55144387626-3340-18W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium432914.674
359Chicago Cubs1196554.5463.55675442326-3039-24W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field431528.349
4613St. Louis Cardinals1216358.5216.55515282327-3035-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II412318.561
5715Philadelphia Phillies1236360.5127.5531553-2228-3735-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium392118.538
61021New York Mets1205268.43317.0468524-5625-3726-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium421131.262
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Houston Astros1237053.569--445453-827-3143-22L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome391920.487
248Cincinnati Reds1246856.5482.55734987530-3038-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium372215.595
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1225765.46712.5582580224-4033-25W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium402218.550
4919San Francisco Giants1235766.46313.0559581-2228-3829-28L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park391425.359
51122San Diego Padres1245371.42717.5467541-7421-4232-29L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium371522.405
61224Atlanta Braves1244777.37923.5528617-8919-4328-34L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium361917.528