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Games on 1980-05-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Toronto Blue Jays9California Angels2BoxPaul MirabellaDave Frost(none)
Kansas City Royals2Chicago White Sox8BoxBritt BurnsPaul Splittorff(none)
Baltimore Orioles1Milwaukee Brewers9BoxMoose HaasDennis Martinez(none)
Detroit Tigers3Seattle Mariners4BoxRick HoneycuttJack Morris(none)
San Diego Padres9Chicago Cubs6BoxBob ShirleyBruce SutterRollie Fingers

Standings as of 1980-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Toronto Blue Jays24159.625--11588279-66-3W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1385286.377
225New York Yankees23149.6090.511794239-55-4W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I1398950.640
4714Milwaukee Brewers221111.5003.012591346-45-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1407565.536
3917Boston Red Sox241212.5003.0114144-307-85-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1367165.522
51018Baltimore Orioles251114.4404.511311214-107-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1378948.650
61322Cleveland Indians23914.3915.590125-356-113-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1377067.511
71423Detroit Tigers25916.3606.5123131-85-124-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1377562.547
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Oakland Athletics271611.593--120102184-512-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1356768.496
247Chicago White Sox261511.5770.5119123-46-39-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1345579.410
3510Texas Rangers241311.5421.5126111154-49-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1376374.460
5612Seattle Mariners281414.5002.5112127-154-610-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1344589.336
4816Kansas City Royals241212.5002.598105-74-78-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1388553.616
61119California Angels251114.4404.086100-143-68-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1355481.400
71220Minnesota Twins261115.4234.5124129-56-95-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1356669.489
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Pittsburgh Pirates22157.682--10976336-39-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1406872.486
259Chicago Cubs221210.5453.011510786-66-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1405288.371
3611Philadelphia Phillies211110.5243.512094263-48-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1418061.567
4713St. Louis Cardinals241212.5004.0129113165-47-8W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1386276.449
5921Montreal Expos241014.4176.096116-203-87-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1388058.580
61125New York Mets24816.3338.086107-212-76-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium1385979.428
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Houston Astros25178.680--11586298-59-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1387662.551
233Cincinnati Reds271710.6301.010910368-59-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1357263.533
348Los Angeles Dodgers251411.5603.0114102125-99-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1387860.565
4815San Diego Padres261313.5004.58998-96-117-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineJack Murphy Stadium1366076.441
51024Atlanta Braves23815.3488.071113-422-116-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1387365.529
61226San Francisco Giants27819.29610.088126-383-155-4L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1346767.500