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Games on 1980-08-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox1Boston Red Sox4BoxBill CampbellRichard DotsonBob Stanley
Minnesota Twins5California Angels9BoxDave LemanczykDarrell JacksonJohn Montague
Cleveland Indians1Milwaukee Brewers4BoxBill TraversLen Barker(none)
Baltimore Orioles5New York Yankees2BoxJim PalmerRon GuidryTim Stoddard
Seattle Mariners2Oakland Athletics1BoxShane RawleyMatt KeoughDave Roberts
Detroit Tigers8Texas Rangers0BoxDan PetryEd Figueroa(none)
Kansas City Royals9Toronto Blue Jays0BoxRich GaleJim Clancy(none)
Kansas City Royals7Toronto Blue Jays4BoxMarty PattinJerry Garvin(none)
San Francisco Giants3Atlanta Braves7BoxLarry McWilliamsGreg Minton(none)
Montreal Expos5Chicago Cubs2BoxCharlie LeaMike KrukowWoodie Fryman
Los Angeles Dodgers5Cincinnati Reds8BoxTom HumeBobby Castillo(none)
San Diego Padres5Houston Astros3BoxJuan EichelbergerJoe SambitoRollie Fingers
Philadelphia Phillies5Pittsburgh Pirates6BoxKent TekulveTug McGrawEnrique Romo
New York Mets3St. Louis Cardinals2BoxJeff ReardonJohn LittlefieldNeil Allen

Standings as of 1980-08-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122New York Yankees1076740.626--56745511236-2031-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I553619.655
233Baltimore Orioles1066244.5854.551641610030-2332-21W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium563818.679
346Detroit Tigers1055847.5528.05474668128-2729-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium572631.456
4511Milwaukee Brewers1085751.52810.553943610329-2528-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium542925.537
5612Boston Red Sox1075651.52311.0514538-2431-2325-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park532726.509
6713Cleveland Indians1045450.51911.5493520-2724-3030-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium562531.446
71223Toronto Blue Jays1074562.42122.0411495-8420-3225-30L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium552233.400
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Kansas City Royals1096940.633--5564599737-2032-20W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium532825.528
2814Oakland Athletics1105654.50913.54554441123-2933-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum522725.519
3917Texas Rangers1095158.46818.05074971024-2927-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium522527.481
41021Chicago White Sox1094861.44021.0379484-10521-3025-33L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park512229.431
51122Minnesota Twins1094762.43122.0452524-7220-3727-25L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium523022.577
61325California Angels1074364.40225.0470548-7822-2721-37W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium532231.415
71426Seattle Mariners1094069.36729.0413537-12416-4024-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome531934.358
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Montreal Expos1086147.565--4824414123-2538-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium542925.537
225Pittsburgh Pirates1086048.5561.04614214029-3031-18W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium542331.426
3610Philadelphia Phillies1045549.5294.04754274821-2634-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium583622.621
4715New York Mets1085355.4918.0429448-1923-3030-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium541440.259
51019St. Louis Cardinals1064759.44313.04734571622-3425-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II562729.482
61224Chicago Cubs1064462.41516.0403462-5920-3524-27L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field562036.357
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Houston Astros1085949.546--399399023-2936-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome553421.618
248Los Angeles Dodgers1095950.5410.54514044722-3537-15L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium543321.611
359Cincinnati Reds1116051.5410.55134872623-2836-24W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium512922.569
4816San Francisco Giants1095257.4777.5409417-822-3730-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park522329.442
5918Atlanta Braves1084959.45410.0412476-6415-3634-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium533221.604
61120San Diego Padres1114962.44111.5376444-6819-4130-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium512427.471


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Larvell BlanksSS-2B30.192Released by Braves. 
Tom BuskeyP33.169Released by Blue Jays. 
Bob StinsonC34.301Released by Mariners.