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Friday September 21,1979This date in baseball
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Games on 1979-09-21

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers1Boston Red Sox4BoxJohn TudorDave Rozema(none)
Texas Rangers3California Angels1BoxDoc MedichMark ClearJim Kern
Minnesota Twins3Milwaukee Brewers2BoxJerry KoosmanMoose HaasMike Marshall
Kansas City Royals13Oakland Athletics4BoxPaul SplittorffRick Langford(none)
Chicago White Sox7Seattle Mariners4BoxSteve TroutMike ParrottEd Farmer
New York Yankees2Toronto Blue Jays3BoxTom UnderwoodRon GuidryTom Buskey
Pittsburgh Pirates0Chicago Cubs2BoxLynn McGlothenDon Robinson(none)
Cincinnati Reds2Houston Astros3BoxJoe SambitoTom Hume(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers1San Diego Padres3BoxJuan EichelbergerGerry Hannahs(none)

Standings as of 1979-09-21

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 Brewers1539063.58810.07606758541-3649-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium853.625
336Boston Red Sox1528567.55914.580667912738-3948-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park862.750
4510New York Yankees1528171.53318.56776443336-4145-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I8801.000
5611Detroit Tigers1538172.52919.07477034436-4045-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium844.500
6916Cleveland Indians1527775.50722.5722758-3632-4245-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium945.444
71326Toronto Blue Jays15452102.33848.5581808-22720-5532-47W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium817.125
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148California Angels1548371.539--8357429338-4045-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium853.625
2712Kansas City Royals1548173.5262.08157952037-3944-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium844.500
3814Minnesota Twins1548074.5193.07276745342-3738-37W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium826.250
41017Texas Rangers1547876.5065.07186675139-4039-36W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium853.625
51119Chicago White Sox1516982.45712.5693713-2037-3931-44W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park945.444
61222Seattle Mariners1546391.40920.0666787-12129-4634-45L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome844.500
71425Oakland Athletics15452102.33831.0552818-26622-5330-49L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum826.250
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Montreal Expos1509159.607--65952813136-3655-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1046.400
223Pittsburgh Pirates1539162.5951.571260810448-3243-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium972.778
359St. 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
5715Chicago Cubs1537875.51014.56766621434-4444-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field927.222
61224New York Mets1525795.37535.0541655-11428-4528-51L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1064.600
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Cincinnati Reds1548767.565--7126199341-3846-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium734.429
247Houston Astros1538568.5561.5550544634-4051-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome945.444
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1547579.48712.06966831330-4645-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium844.500
4920San Francisco Giants1546886.44219.0648706-5832-4736-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park835.375
51021San Diego Padres1546490.41623.0568653-8526-4938-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium743.571
61123Atlanta Braves1516091.39725.5627737-11030-4830-43L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium963.667


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Dock EllisP34.194Purchased by Pirates from Mets.