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Games on 1980-08-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees0Baltimore Orioles1BoxScott McGregorLuis Tiant(none)
Milwaukee Brewers4Cleveland Indians0BoxPaul MitchellRick Waits(none)
Milwaukee Brewers11Cleveland Indians1BoxLary SorensenBob Owchinko(none)
Texas Rangers9Detroit Tigers3BoxFergie JenkinsMark Fidrych(none)
Texas Rangers12Detroit Tigers6BoxDoc MedichMilt Wilcox(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Kansas City Royals8BoxPaul SplittorffJim ClancyDan Quisenberry
California Angels1Minnesota Twins8BoxRoger EricksonJim Barr(none)
California Angels5Minnesota Twins6BoxJerry KoosmanChris KnappDoug Corbett
Oakland Athletics3Seattle Mariners4BoxRob DresslerBrian KingmanShane Rawley
Cincinnati Reds6Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxMario SotoBob WelchTom Hume
Philadelphia Phillies9New York Mets4BoxSteve CarltonRay Burris(none)
Philadelphia Phillies4New York Mets1BoxRandy LerchRoy Lee JacksonRon Reed
Montreal Expos1Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxRick RhodenFred Norman(none)
Montreal Expos4Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxBill GullicksonDon RobinsonWoodie Fryman
Houston Astros5San Diego Padres0BoxKen ForschRandy Jones(none)
Houston Astros9San Diego Padres2BoxJoe NiekroSteve Mura(none)
Atlanta Braves8San Francisco Giants2BoxDoyle AlexanderAllen Ripley(none)
Chicago Cubs6St. Louis Cardinals2BoxRick ReuschelJohn Fulgham(none)

Standings as of 1980-08-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122New York Yankees1167145.612--59548511038-2233-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I463214.696
233Baltimore Orioles1156748.5833.554344310033-2534-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium473314.702
347Milwaukee Brewers1196554.5467.559546912633-2532-29W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium432122.488
4511Boston Red Sox1146054.52610.0546566-2034-2526-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park462323.500
5612Detroit Tigers1156055.52210.55835295428-2931-27L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium472423.511
6814Cleveland Indians1145856.50912.0535568-3325-3233-24L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium462125.457
71325Toronto Blue Jays1164868.41423.0445543-9822-3726-31L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium461927.413
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Kansas City Royals1177542.641--60148511638-2137-21W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium452223.489
2713Oakland Athletics1196257.52114.04964643227-3135-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum432122.488
3916Texas Rangers1185761.48318.55605411928-3229-29W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium431924.442
41020Minnesota Twins1175166.43624.0483555-7221-3830-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium442618.591
51121Chicago White Sox1155065.43524.0401512-11123-3325-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park452025.444
61223California Angels1154867.41726.0512584-7226-2922-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium451728.378
71426Seattle Mariners1184276.35633.5438589-15117-4225-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome441727.386
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Pittsburgh Pirates1186751.568--5014416029-3038-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium441628.364
225Montreal Expos1186553.5512.05114921927-3138-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium442519.568
359Philadelphia Phillies1156253.5393.55324636928-3034-23W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium472918.617
4817New York Mets1185662.47511.0460504-4426-3230-30L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium441133.250
51019St. Louis Cardinals1155164.44314.55265052122-3429-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II472324.489
61122Chicago Cubs1164967.42217.0450508-5823-3626-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field461531.326
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Houston Astros1176453.547--4384241427-3237-21W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome462917.630
248Cincinnati Reds1196554.546--5365152128-2936-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium432419.558
3610Los Angeles Dodgers1176255.5302.04824315124-3538-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium463016.652
4715San Francisco Giants1185860.4926.5439451-1223-3835-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park431726.395
5918Atlanta Braves1175562.4709.0449501-5220-3835-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium442618.591
61224San Diego Padres1205070.41715.5393482-8920-4230-28L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium422319.548