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Thursday September 20,1979This 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 1979-09-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles8Detroit Tigers7BoxTippy MartinezJack BillinghamDon Stanhouse
California Angels11Kansas City Royals6BoxJim BarrCraig ChamberlainDon Aase
New York Yankees1Minnesota Twins3BoxGeoff ZahnDave Righetti(none)
Boston Red Sox2Toronto Blue Jays6BoxBalor MooreSteve Renko(none)
Atlanta Braves1Houston Astros7BoxKen ForschTommy Boggs(none)
San Francisco Giants0Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxBob WelchBob KnepperJoe Beckwith
Montreal Expos6New York Mets3BoxDale MurrayJeff Reardon(none)
Montreal Expos2New York Mets0BoxScott SandersonMike Scott(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates1Philadelphia Phillies2BoxRandy LerchKent Tekulve(none)
Cincinnati Reds8San Diego Padres5BoxDoug BairSteve Mura(none)
Chicago Cubs1St. Louis Cardinals2BoxSilvio MartinezDennis Lamp(none)

Standings as of 1979-09-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1519952.656--71354916446-3153-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium835.375
224Milwaukee Brewers1529062.5929.57586728641-3649-26W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium954.556
336Boston Red Sox1518467.55615.080267812438-3947-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park972.778
459New York Yankees1518170.53618.06756413436-4045-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I981.889
5610Detroit Tigers1528171.53318.57466994736-3945-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium945.444
6915Cleveland Indians1527775.50722.5722758-3632-4245-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium945.444
71426Toronto Blue Jays15351102.33349.0578806-22820-5531-47W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium927.222
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148California Angels1538370.542--8347399538-4045-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium954.556
2712Kansas City Royals1538073.5233.08027911136-3944-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium954.556
3814Minnesota Twins1537974.5164.07246725241-3738-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium936.333
41017Texas Rangers1537776.5036.07156664938-4039-36W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium963.667
51119Chicago White Sox1506882.45313.5686709-2336-3931-44W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1055.500
61221Seattle Mariners1536390.41220.0662780-11829-4634-44L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome945.444
71325Oakland Athletics15352101.34031.0548805-25722-5330-48L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum927.222
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Montreal Expos1509159.607--65952813136-3655-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1046.400
223Pittsburgh Pirates1529161.5991.071260610648-3143-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1073.700
3511St. Louis Cardinals1528171.53311.06736403338-3642-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1055.500
4613Philadelphia Phillies1548074.51913.0647674-2739-4041-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium844.500
5716Chicago Cubs1527775.50715.06746621234-4443-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1037.300
61224New York Mets1525795.37535.0541655-11428-4528-51L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1064.600
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Cincinnati Reds1538766.569--7106169441-3746-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium835.375
247Houston Astros1528468.5532.5547542534-4050-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1055.500
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1537578.49012.06956801530-4545-33W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium945.444
4920San Francisco Giants1546886.44219.5648706-5832-4736-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park835.375
51022San Diego Padres1536390.41224.0565652-8726-4937-41L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium853.625
61123Atlanta Braves1516091.39726.0627737-11030-4830-43L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium963.667


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Ralph GarrOF33.282Purchased by Angels from White Sox.