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Games on 1979-08-30

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins4Baltimore Orioles5BoxMike FlanaganJerry KoosmanDon Stanhouse
Texas Rangers6Boston Red Sox0BoxDoc MedichDennis Eckersley(none)
Milwaukee Brewers4Chicago White Sox3BoxJerry AugustineGuy Hoffman(none)
California Angels1Cleveland Indians7BoxLen BarkerNolan Ryan(none)
Oakland Athletics7Detroit Tigers8BoxDave TobikCraig Minetto(none)
Kansas City Royals8New York Yankees3BoxLarry GuraLuis Tiant(none)
Seattle Mariners8Toronto Blue Jays2BoxMike ParrottBalor Moore(none)
Chicago Cubs4Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxDennis LampBurt HootonBruce Sutter
St. Louis Cardinals2San Francisco Giants3BoxEd WhitsonPete Vuckovich(none)

Standings as of 1979-08-30

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1318744.664--62848913940-2647-18W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium281513.536
222Milwaukee Brewers1358154.6008.06806057536-3045-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium261412.538
333Boston Red Sox1307654.58510.570256713533-3344-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park301515.500
448New York Yankees1307159.54615.55865394731-3340-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I301812.600
5510Detroit Tigers1337261.54116.06616352633-3639-25W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium281315.464
6915Cleveland Indians1346965.51519.5632654-2232-3737-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium271215.444
71426Toronto Blue Jays1334291.31646.0495707-21220-4922-42L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium291118.379
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1612Kansas City Royals1337162.534--7116951632-3439-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium291415.483
2713California Angels1347163.5300.57196239632-3439-29L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium281711.607
3814Minnesota Twins1326864.5152.56406053533-3135-33L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium301416.467
41017Texas Rangers1346470.4787.56125832928-3836-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium28199.679
51120Chicago White Sox1315873.44312.0591625-3434-3323-41L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park291514.517
61222Seattle Mariners1355778.42215.0599686-8725-4132-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome271017.370
71325Oakland Athletics1354392.31929.0484727-24317-4926-43L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum271116.407
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Pittsburgh Pirates1327755.583--6195368338-2739-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium30219.700
236Montreal Expos1257154.5682.55424637928-3543-19W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium352411.686
359Chicago Cubs1307159.5465.05985742430-3341-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field32923.281
4611St. Louis Cardinals1317061.5346.55985574131-3238-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II311615.516
5716Philadelphia Phillies1336568.48912.5560595-3529-3736-31L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium291910.655
61123New York Mets1305377.40823.0493574-8125-3827-40L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium321022.313
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Cincinnati Reds1347757.575--6245269836-3041-27W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium271314.481
247Houston Astros1337558.5641.5480482-232-3543-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome291415.483
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1336172.45915.5614620-626-4235-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium291811.621
4919San Francisco Giants1336073.45116.5588619-3129-4131-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park291118.379
51021San Diego Padres1345777.42520.0496583-8722-4535-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium271116.407
61224Atlanta Braves1325379.40223.0559642-8325-4428-35W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium281315.464


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Bruce KimmC28.062Purchased by Cubs from Tigers. 
Bob MolinaroOF29.101Claimed on waivers by Orioles from White Sox. 
Dale MurrayP29.209Purchased by Expos from Mets.