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Top1980 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALMinnesota Twins4Baltimore Orioles2Boxscore - PBP912,4182:40Pete RedfernSteve StonePete Redfern (4-1)Steve Stone (2-3)Doug Corbett (1)Gene MauchEarl WeaverMemorial Stadium
ALMilwaukee Brewers7Chicago White Sox11Boxscore - PBP927,8712:58Lary SorensenRichard DotsonRandy Scarbery (1-1)Dan Boitano (0-1)Ed Farmer (7)Buck RodgersTony LaRussaComiskey Park
ALCleveland Indians1Oakland Athletics5Boxscore - PBP912,6052:45John DennyMatt KeoughMatt Keough (4-2)John Denny (1-3)-Dave GarciaBilly MartinOakland-Alameda C
ALBoston Red Sox3Texas Rangers11Boxscore - PBP912,7023:00Dennis EckersleyGaylord PerryGaylord Perry (2-1)Dennis Eckersley (1-4)-Don ZimmerPat CorralesArlington Stadium
NLHouston Astros1Montreal Expos10Boxscore - PBP95,4772:41J.R. RichardDavid PalmerDavid Palmer (1-0)J.R. Richard (4-1)-Bill VirdonDick WilliamsOlympic Stadium
NLCincinnati Reds2New York Mets3Boxscore - PBP1011,4122:52Tom SeaverMark BombackJeff Reardon (1-1)Doug Bair (0-2)-John McNamaraJoe TorreShea Stadium
NLAtlanta Braves1Philadelphia Phillies7Boxscore - PBP926,1652:09Rick MatulaSteve CarltonSteve Carlton (5-1)Rick Matula (2-2)-Bobby CoxDallas GreenVeterans Stadium
NLSan Francisco Giants5St. Louis Cardinals9Boxscore - PBP910,3662:44Vida BluePete VuckovichPete Vuckovich (5-1)Vida Blue (2-2)Jim Kaat (2)Dave BristolKen BoyerBusch Stadium II
8 Games on this date

Standings as of 1980-05-05.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
238Toronto Blue Jays21129.571--9681156-66-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1415586.390
127New York Yankees21129.571--10788197-55-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I1419150.645
3611Milwaukee Brewers19109.5261.011080306-44-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1437667.531
4813Boston Red Sox221111.5001.5105133-286-75-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1387266.522
51221Baltimore Orioles22913.4093.5949404-95-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1409149.650
61323Detroit Tigers22814.3644.5105115-104-104-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1407664.543
71425Cleveland Indians21714.3335.084121-374-113-3L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1397267.518
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Oakland Athletics25169.640--11696204-512-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1376770.489
249Chicago White Sox231310.5652.0104109-56-37-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1375780.416
3510Texas Rangers221210.5452.5115102134-48-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1396475.460
4712Kansas City Royals211110.5243.08490-63-58-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1418655.610
5915California Angels221111.5003.57981-23-68-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1385484.391
61016Seattle Mariners251213.4804.096109-134-68-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1374790.343
71118Minnesota Twins241113.4584.511511146-75-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1376671.482
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Pittsburgh Pirates20137.650--10069316-37-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1427072.493
256Chicago Cubs19118.5791.510290126-65-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1435390.371
3614Philadelphia Phillies201010.5003.011089213-47-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1428161.570
4819St. Louis Cardinals221012.4554.010710435-45-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1406476.457
5920Montreal Expos22913.4095.089108-193-86-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1408159.579
61022New York Mets22814.3646.07492-182-76-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium1405981.421
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Houston Astros23167.696--10779287-49-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1407763.550
234Los Angeles Dodgers23149.6092.010793145-79-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1407862.557
345Cincinnati Reds251510.6002.0949136-59-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1377463.540
4717San Diego Padres231112.4785.07285-134-107-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineJack Murphy Stadium1396277.446
51124Atlanta Braves22814.3647.566103-372-106-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1397366.525
61226San Francisco Giants25817.3209.079104-253-135-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1366769.493


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Rusty TorresOF31.217Signed as Free Agent by Royals.