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Baseball on Thursday, May 17, 1979

This research section allows you to see a list of events that occured on a particular date in baseball history. Games, standings and feats are available since 1957 while other data is available since 1903.

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Games and Standings
Births, Deaths and Debuts
Feats and Milestones
VisHomeBoxWinning PitcherLosing pitcherHome RunsBest Hitter Impact
Baltimore Orioles2Boston Red Sox6BoxBob Stanley (4-2)Steve Stone (3-2)BOS  B Hobson (4), J Rice (6)Jim Rice (22.9)
Milwaukee Brewers5California Angels8BoxJim Barr (2-0)Lary Sorensen (5-4)MIL  G Thomas (11)Bert Campaneris (26.6)
Toronto Blue Jays3Cleveland Indians8BoxMike Paxton (3-2)Mark Lemongello (1-5)CLE  T Harrah 2 (4), D Rosello (1), A Thornton (5)Andre Thornton (29.4)
Minnesota Twins7Kansas City Royals6BoxJerry Koosman (7-0)Dennis Leonard (3-4)MIN  R Wilfong (3)Ron Jackson (11.7)
Chicago White Sox5Oakland Athletics1BoxKen Kravec (3-3)Rick Langford (1-6)OAK  J Newman (5)Chet Lemon (13.3)
Los Angeles Dodgers3Atlanta Braves6BoxPhil Niekro (4-6)Charlie Hough (0-1)ATL  B Bonnell (6)  LAN  V Joshua (2), D Lopes (5)Barry Bonnell (32.0)
Philadelphia Phillies23Chicago Cubs22BoxRawly Eastwick (1-0)Bruce Sutter (1-1)CHN  B Buckner (4), D Kingman 3 (12), J Martin (3), S Ontiveros (1)  PHI  B Boone (2), R Lerch (1), G Maddox (6), M Schmidt 2 (14)Mike Schmidt (66.9)
San Francisco Giants3Houston Astros0BoxEd Halicki (4-3)Ken Forsch (4-3)NoneLarry Herndon (28.3)
New York Mets5Pittsburgh Pirates6BoxKent Tekulve (2-4)Jesse Orosco (1-2)PIT  W Stargell 2 (7)Willie Stargell (74.3)
Montreal Expos3St. Louis Cardinals2BoxElias Sosa (3-1)Buddy Schultz (2-2)MON  W Cromartie (2), T Solaita (1)Warren Cromartie (38.0)
Standings as of this date
American League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Boston Red Sox2312.657--1921367-616-6W1Game Log
Baltimore Orioles2313.6390.518813310-813-5L1Game Log
New York Yankees2016.5563.51631526-814-8W2Game Log
Milwaukee Brewers2017.5414.017615010-1310-4L4Game Log
Detroit Tigers1317.4337.51471535-108-7L2Game Log
Cleveland Indians1421.4009.01301715-119-10W1Game Log
Toronto Blue Jays1028.26314.51382176-154-13L1Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Minnesota Twins2312.657--19116514-49-8W1Game Log
Texas Rangers2114.6002.016715112-79-7W4Game Log
California Angels2215.5952.020816911-811-7W3Game Log
Kansas City Royals2117.5533.521319010-1211-5L1Game Log
Chicago White Sox1817.5145.017716913-95-8W3Game Log
Oakland Athletics1225.32412.01232015-127-13L7Game Log
Seattle Mariners1127.28913.51502062-129-15L1Game Log
National League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Philadelphia Phillies2411.686--18112614-810-3W2Game Log
Montreal Expos2013.6063.01421339-1211-1W1Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals2015.5714.01421217-812-8L1Game Log
Chicago Cubs1616.5006.51511695-811-8L2Game Log
Pittsburgh Pirates1418.4378.51501565-89-10W2Game Log
New York Mets1122.33312.01191486-155-7L2Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Cincinnati Reds2115.583--18516110-611-9W1Game Log
Houston Astros2018.5262.01581549-1011-8L3Game Log
San Francisco Giants1918.5142.51661688-911-9W3Game Log
Los Angeles Dodgers1920.4873.51651616-1113-9L2Game Log
San Diego Padres1523.3957.01601917-138-10L1Game Log
Atlanta Braves1222.3538.01521835-127-10W2Game Log

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