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Monday September 17,1979This 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 1979-09-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins10Chicago White Sox3BoxMike BacsikRich Wortham(none)
New York Yankees1Cleveland Indians5BoxRick WaitsJim Beattie(none)
New York Yankees5Cleveland Indians6BoxSid MongeDon Hood(none)
Baltimore Orioles2Detroit Tigers1BoxScott McGregorMilt Wilcox(none)
California Angels4Kansas City Royals16BoxDennis LeonardChris Knapp(none)
Texas Rangers6Oakland Athletics3BoxSteve ComerMike MorganJim Kern
Milwaukee Brewers7Seattle Mariners6BoxBill TraversRich HintonBob McClure
Boston Red Sox4Toronto Blue Jays5BoxJesse JeffersonDick Drago(none)
Boston Red Sox5Toronto Blue Jays3BoxChuck RaineyDave FreislebenBill Campbell
Atlanta Braves4Los Angeles Dodgers9BoxCharlie HoughPhil Niekro(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2Montreal Expos1BoxDon RobinsonSteve Rogers(none)
Houston Astros1San Diego Padres0BoxJoe NiekroBob Owchinko(none)
Cincinnati Reds4San Francisco Giants7BoxVida BlueMike LaCossGary Lavelle
Philadelphia Phillies7St. Louis Cardinals5BoxSteve CarltonDarold KnowlesTug McGraw

Standings as of 1979-09-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1489850.662--70453516945-2953-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1147.364
224Milwaukee Brewers1508862.58711.07396657439-3649-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1174.636
337Boston Red Sox1488266.55416.078466911536-3847-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1293.750
448New York Yankees1488068.54118.06696224735-3845-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1293.750
5611Detroit Tigers1497970.53019.57326904236-3943-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1266.500
6915Cleveland Indians1507674.50723.0706753-4732-4244-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1156.455
71426Toronto Blue Jays15050100.33349.0569788-21920-5530-45L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1239.250
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
159California Angels1508169.540--8137239036-3945-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1275.583
2712Kansas City Royals1507971.5272.07867701636-3943-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1266.500
3813Minnesota Twins1507872.5203.07216645741-3537-37W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1248.333
41017Texas Rangers1517576.4976.56976574036-4039-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1183.727
51119Chicago White Sox1486682.44614.0679709-3036-3929-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1275.583
61221Seattle Mariners1516388.41718.5655761-10629-4634-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1147.364
71325Oakland Athletics1515299.34429.5539787-24822-5330-46L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1129.182
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Pittsburgh Pirates1488959.601--69258910346-2943-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1495.643
223Montreal Expos1458758.6000.564151812332-3655-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1587.533
3510St. Louis Cardinals1487969.53410.06606283238-3640-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1477.500
4614Philadelphia Phillies1507773.51313.0628656-2838-4039-33W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1275.583
5716Chicago Cubs1477473.50314.56636511231-4243-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1569.400
61224New York Mets1465789.39031.0535636-10128-4528-45W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium16610.375
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Cincinnati Reds1508565.567--6986069239-3646-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1156.455
246Houston Astros1498366.5571.5535531434-3949-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1367.462
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1507278.48013.0679677230-4542-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1275.583
4920San Francisco Giants1516784.44418.5643695-5232-4535-39W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1147.364
51022San Diego Padres1506288.41323.0554641-8726-4936-39L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1165.545
61123Atlanta Braves1485989.39925.0619719-10029-4630-43L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1275.583