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Friday August 24,1979This 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 1979-08-24

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics2Cleveland Indians5BoxRick WaitsMike Norris(none)
Seattle Mariners2Detroit Tigers5BoxJack MorrisFloyd BannisterAurelio Lopez
Boston Red Sox2Kansas City Royals4BoxCraig ChamberlainDennis Eckersley(none)
New York Yankees7Minnesota Twins5BoxRon GuidryGeoff ZahnRich Gossage
Milwaukee Brewers9Texas Rangers6BoxBob GalassoDanny Darwin(none)
California Angels4Toronto Blue Jays6BoxTom UnderwoodChris KnappTom Buskey
Montreal Expos2Atlanta Braves0BoxBill LeePhil NiekroElias Sosa
St. Louis Cardinals12Los Angeles Dodgers5BoxPete VuckovichJerry Reuss(none)
Cincinnati Reds1New York Mets0BoxBill BonhamNeil AllenTom Hume
Houston Astros3Philadelphia Phillies5BoxSteve CarltonJoaquin Andujar(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2San Diego Padres3BoxRandy JonesEnrique RomoMark Lee
Chicago Cubs4San Francisco Giants1BoxRick ReuschelVida Blue(none)

Standings as of 1979-08-24

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1248143.653--58846612235-2546-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium352114.600
222Boston Red Sox1257649.6085.569254414832-3044-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park351520.429
333Milwaukee Brewers1297752.5976.56375647332-2845-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium321814.563
448New York Yankees1256956.55212.55665085829-3140-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I352015.571
5613Detroit Tigers1266660.52416.06196041533-3633-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium351916.543
6916Cleveland Indians1286464.50019.0601634-3332-3732-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium331716.515
71426Toronto Blue Jays1274087.31542.5468660-19220-4920-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium351322.371
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510California Angels1287058.547--6865889831-2939-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium341816.529
2712Minnesota Twins1266660.5243.06235804333-3033-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium361620.444
3814Kansas City Royals1276661.5203.5662661131-3435-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium351916.543
41017Texas Rangers1286266.4848.05835562727-3835-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium342113.618
51120Chicago White Sox1265670.44413.0568598-3034-3322-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park341717.500
61223Seattle Mariners1285474.42216.0561655-9422-3732-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome341321.382
71325Oakland Athletics1294188.31829.5457693-23615-4526-43L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum331320.394
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Pittsburgh Pirates1277354.575--5965257134-2639-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium352510.714
225Montreal Expos1226953.5661.55304517928-3541-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium382612.684
359Chicago Cubs1246856.5483.55805582227-3041-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field381226.316
4611St. Louis Cardinals1266759.5325.55835443928-3038-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II361917.528
5715Philadelphia Phillies1286563.5088.5548572-2429-3736-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium341915.559
61122New York Mets1255372.42419.0480542-6225-3827-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium371027.270
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Houston Astros1287256.563--461468-729-3343-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome341717.500
247Cincinnati Reds1297257.5580.55925128031-3041-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium321814.563
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1275968.46512.5599600-126-4233-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium352015.571
4919San Francisco Giants1285870.45314.0577604-2729-4129-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park341321.382
51021San Diego Padres1295574.42617.5482562-8022-4533-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium321319.406
61224Atlanta Braves1295079.38822.5543633-9022-4428-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium311615.516