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Games on 1979-08-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Texas Rangers0Baltimore Orioles3BoxMike FlanaganBrian Allard(none)
Cleveland Indians5California Angels6BoxDave LaRocheSid Monge(none)
New York Yankees17Kansas City Royals4BoxLuis TiantRich GaleDon Hood
Chicago White Sox3Milwaukee Brewers5BoxBill TraversKen KravecBob Galasso
Boston Red Sox5Minnesota Twins10BoxRoger EricksonMike Torrez(none)
Detroit Tigers7Oakland Athletics3BoxDan PetryDave Heaverlo(none)
Toronto Blue Jays4Seattle Mariners7BoxMike ParrottButch Edge(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers1Chicago Cubs2BoxLynn McGlothenRick SutcliffeBruce Sutter
Montreal Expos5Cincinnati Reds2BoxDan SchatzederFred NormanWoodie Fryman
Houston Astros8New York Mets1BoxJoe NiekroCraig Swan(none)
Atlanta Braves5Philadelphia Phillies2BoxPhil NiekroRon ReedGene Garber
San Francisco Giants5Pittsburgh Pirates6BoxEnrique RomoGary LavelleKent Tekulve
San Diego Padres3St. Louis Cardinals6BoxSilvio MartinezGaylord Perry(none)

Standings as of 1979-08-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1228042.656--58145912235-2545-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium372215.595
222Boston Red Sox1227547.6155.067952915031-2844-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park381622.421
333Milwaukee Brewers1257451.5927.56135476631-2843-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium362115.583
459New York Yankees1226755.54913.05524985427-3040-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I382216.579
5713Detroit Tigers1236459.52016.56105931732-3532-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium382117.553
6916Cleveland Indians1246163.49220.0565614-4930-3731-26L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium372017.541
71325Toronto Blue Jays1243985.31542.0455642-18720-4719-38L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium381424.368
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147California Angels1257055.560--67255711531-2839-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium371819.486
2612Minnesota Twins1236558.5284.06075624533-3032-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium391722.436
3814Kansas City Royals1246460.5165.5653652131-3433-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium382117.553
41017Texas Rangers1256164.4889.05705403026-3735-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium372215.595
51120Chicago White Sox1235568.44714.0557583-2633-3122-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park371819.486
61223Seattle Mariners1255273.41618.0545643-9822-3630-37W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome371522.405
71426Oakland Athletics1253986.31231.0438678-24014-4425-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum371522.405
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Pittsburgh Pirates1247252.581--5855107534-2538-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium382612.684
225Montreal Expos1196851.5711.55244418327-3341-18W5T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium412714.659
348Chicago Cubs1216754.5543.55725462626-3041-24W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field411328.317
4611St. Louis Cardinals1236558.5286.55615313027-3037-29W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II392118.538
5715Philadelphia Phillies1256461.5128.5536560-2429-3735-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium372017.541
61021New York Mets1225270.42619.0474538-6425-3826-33L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium401129.275
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Houston Astros1257154.568--455457-228-3143-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome371819.486
2510Cincinnati Reds1266957.5482.55815087330-3039-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium352114.600
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1245767.46013.5583584-124-4233-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium382216.579
4919San Francisco Giants1255768.45614.0564591-2728-4029-28L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park371423.378
51122San Diego Padres1265373.42118.5471550-7921-4432-29L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium351520.429
61224Atlanta Braves1264878.38123.5534624-9020-4428-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium341816.529


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Ray BurrisP28.363Claimed on waivers by Mets from Yankees.