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Sunday August 26,1979This date in baseball
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Charlie Zink celebrated a birthday on this date.
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 1979-08-26

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles12Chicago White Sox7BoxMike FlanaganSteve Trout(none)
Baltimore Orioles4Chicago White Sox3BoxDon StanhouseEd Farmer(none)
Oakland Athletics5Cleveland Indians7BoxWayne GarlandBrian KingmanSid Monge
Seattle Mariners3Detroit Tigers4BoxAurelio LopezByron McLaughlin(none)
Seattle Mariners8Detroit Tigers9BoxDave TobikRandy Stein(none)
Boston Red Sox3Kansas City Royals6BoxPaul SplittorffSteve Renko(none)
Milwaukee Brewers6Texas Rangers2BoxBill TraversSteve Comer(none)
California Angels3Toronto Blue Jays9BoxButch EdgeNolan Ryan(none)
St. Louis Cardinals1Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxRick SutcliffeSilvio MartinezBobby Castillo
Cincinnati Reds8New York Mets0BoxTom SeaverPete Falcone(none)
Houston Astros4Philadelphia Phillies1BoxPete LaddKevin SaucierJoe Sambito
Pittsburgh Pirates9San Diego Padres2BoxBruce KisonBob Shirley(none)
Chicago Cubs4San Francisco Giants1BoxDennis LampJohn MontefuscoBruce Sutter

Standings as of 1979-08-26

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1268343.659--60447612837-2546-18W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium331914.576
222Milwaukee Brewers1317952.6036.56485688034-2845-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium301614.533
333Boston Red Sox1277651.5987.569555114432-3244-19L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park331518.455
448New York Yankees1266957.54814.05675125529-3240-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I342014.588
5814Detroit Tigers1296861.52716.56366231333-3635-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium321715.531
6915Cleveland Indians1306664.50819.0613642-2932-3734-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium311516.484
71325Toronto Blue Jays1294188.31843.5479687-20820-4921-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium331221.364
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510California Angels1307159.546--71359911432-3039-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium321715.531
2612Minnesota Twins1276760.5282.56275814633-3034-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium351520.429
3713Kansas City Royals1296861.5272.5669664531-3437-27W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium331716.515
41017Texas Rangers1306268.4779.05875672027-3835-30L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium322111.656
51120Chicago White Sox1285672.43814.0578614-3634-3322-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park321715.531
61222Seattle Mariners1315576.42016.5580672-9223-3932-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome311219.387
71426Oakland Athletics1314190.31330.5465705-24015-4726-43L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum311318.419
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Pittsburgh Pirates1297554.581--6095307936-2639-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium332310.697
236Montreal Expos1226953.5662.55304517928-3541-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium382612.684
359Chicago Cubs1266957.5484.55865642228-3141-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field361125.306
4611St. Louis Cardinals1286860.5316.55895523729-3138-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II341816.529
5716Philadelphia Phillies1306565.50010.5550579-2929-3736-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium321913.594
61123New York Mets1275374.41721.0484558-7425-3827-37L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium351025.286
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Houston Astros1307456.569--468470-231-3343-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome321517.469
247Cincinnati Reds1317457.5650.56085169233-3041-27W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium301614.533
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1296069.46513.5607606126-4234-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium331914.576
4919San Francisco Giants1305971.45415.0583610-2729-4130-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park321220.375
51021San Diego Padres1315576.42019.5487575-8822-4533-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium301317.433
61224Atlanta Braves1295079.38823.5543633-9022-4428-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium311615.516

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
George Scott1B35.156Signed as Free Agent by Yankees. 
Jeff StoneOF18.243Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies.