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Games on 1979-09-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles3Boston Red Sox2BoxMike FlanaganDennis EckersleyDon Stanhouse
Milwaukee Brewers2California Angels3BoxJim BarrJerry AugustineJohn Montague
Toronto Blue Jays4Cleveland Indians5BoxRick WiseDave Stieb(none)
New York Yankees5Detroit Tigers4BoxRon GuidryJack MorrisRich Gossage
Texas Rangers6Minnesota Twins2BoxDoc MedichJerry KoosmanJim Kern
Chicago White Sox1Oakland Athletics2BoxSteve McCattyMike Proly(none)
Kansas City Royals2Seattle Mariners4BoxFloyd BannisterDennis Leonard(none)
San Diego Padres9Atlanta Braves2BoxBob ShirleyRick Matula(none)
Philadelphia Phillies9Chicago Cubs8BoxRawly EastwickBruce Sutter(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers1Cincinnati Reds4BoxBill BonhamJerry ReussTom Hume
San Francisco Giants2Houston Astros1BoxGreg MintonJoe SambitoGary Lavelle
Pittsburgh Pirates2New York Mets3BoxDock EllisJim Rooker(none)
Montreal Expos7St. Louis Cardinals2BoxBill LeeJohn Fulgham(none)

Standings as of 1979-09-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1399346.669--65150115042-2651-20W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium20911.450
224Milwaukee Brewers1428359.58511.57036356838-3545-24L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium19127.632
336Boston Red Sox1387860.56514.573760313434-3545-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park22139.591
448New York Yankees1397762.55416.06285804833-3444-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I21129.571
5712Detroit Tigers1427468.52120.56976712634-3840-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium19118.579
6915Cleveland Indians1427369.51421.5672702-3032-3741-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium19811.421
71426Toronto Blue Jays1414497.31250.0524745-22120-5424-43L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium21912.429
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
159California Angels1437964.552--78167410735-3444-30W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium19910.474
2611Kansas City Royals1417467.5254.0741735635-3939-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium211110.524
3814Minnesota Twins1407268.5145.56666273935-3237-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium221012.455
41017Texas Rangers1427072.4938.56506123834-4036-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium20137.650
51120Chicago White Sox1406179.43616.5639674-3535-3825-42L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park20128.600
61221Seattle Mariners1436083.42019.0621718-9726-4334-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome19712.368
71325Oakland Athletics1424993.34529.5515748-23320-4929-44W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum20515.250
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Montreal Expos1358055.593--60449111331-3649-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium251510.600
223Pittsburgh Pirates1428458.5920.56705739744-2940-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium20146.700
3510St. Louis Cardinals1407763.5505.56415974436-3240-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II22913.409
4613Chicago Cubs1397267.51810.06286161230-3642-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field23815.348
5716Philadelphia Phillies1427171.50012.5596627-3134-3937-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium20137.650
61123New York Mets1405684.40026.5520614-9427-4428-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium22715.318
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Cincinnati Reds1438162.566--6735819237-3444-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1899.500
247Houston Astros1428062.5630.5507507032-3548-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome20911.450
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1426775.47213.5650657-729-4538-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium20128.600
4919San Francisco Giants1436380.44118.0622667-4532-4431-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park19811.421
51022San Diego Padres1436083.42021.0531609-7824-4736-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium18810.444
61224Atlanta Braves1415586.39025.0589692-10325-4430-42L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium19118.579