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Baseball on Sunday, May 20, 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
New York Yankees2Boston Red Sox0BoxTommy John (9-0)Dennis Eckersley (4-3)NYA  R Jackson (8), G Nettles (8)Reggie Jackson (18.4)
Chicago White Sox0California Angels4BoxNolan Ryan (5-2)Ross Baumgarten (4-1)NoneDon Baylor (21.2)
Detroit Tigers7Cleveland Indians9BoxDan Spillner (1-1)John Hiller (2-2)CLE  G Alexander (5)  DET  J Thompson (4)Paul Dade (30.7)
Minnesota Twins1Kansas City Royals5BoxPaul Splittorff (6-3)Roger Erickson (0-4)KCA  G Brett (3)Pete LaCock (11.3)
Milwaukee Brewers6Oakland Athletics7Box G1Dave Hamilton (1-0)Jerry Augustine (1-2)MIL  D Davis (2), C Moore (1)Jim Gantner (34.4)
Milwaukee Brewers1Oakland Athletics2Box G2Steve McCatty (2-0)Jim Slaton (3-3)MIL  D Davis (3)  OAK  D Murphy (3)Dwayne Murphy (17.7)
Texas Rangers6Seattle Mariners4BoxDoyle Alexander (2-2)Shane Rawley (1-4)TEX  J Grubb (4)Larvell Blanks (34.1)
Baltimore Orioles6Toronto Blue Jays2BoxDennis Martinez (6-2)Jesse Jefferson (0-3)BAL  L May (9)Lee May (35.8)
San Francisco Giants8Atlanta Braves1BoxBob Knepper (4-2)Eddie Solomon (3-2)SFN  D Evans (5), B Madlock (3), J Tamargo (2)Bill Madlock (17.2)
Pittsburgh Pirates6Chicago Cubs5BoxDon Robinson (3-3)Lynn McGlothen (5-5)PIT  D Berra (1), J Milner (6), O Moreno (1)Dave Kingman (27.2)
Los Angeles Dodgers6Cincinnati Reds4BoxDon Sutton (5-3)Tom Hume (3-4)CIN  D Driessen (6)  LAN  V Joshua (3), D Lopes (7)Dan Driessen (36.7)
San Diego Padres0Houston Astros1Box G1Rick Williams (1-1)Gaylord Perry (3-4)HOU  T Puhl (3)Alan Ashby (5.4)
San Diego Padres3Houston Astros6Box G2Joaquin Andujar (4-1)John D'Acquisto (2-4)NoneCesar Cedeno (45.5)
St. Louis Cardinals7New York Mets8BoxNeil Allen (1-5)Darold Knowles (2-1)NYN  R Hebner (2), J Stearns (3)  SLN  L Brock (2)Richie Hebner (58.0)
Montreal Expos10Philadelphia Phillies6BoxStan Bahnsen (2-1)Nino Espinosa (5-3)MON  W Cromartie (4)Jose Cardenal (36.8)
Standings as of this date
American League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Baltimore Orioles2613.667--20514413-813-5W3Game Log
Boston Red Sox2414.6321.51961517-617-8L1Game Log
New York Yankees2217.5644.01781568-914-8W1Game Log
Milwaukee Brewers2120.5126.019517111-1610-4L3Game Log
Detroit Tigers1419.4249.01591716-128-7L2Game Log
Cleveland Indians1622.4219.51481835-1111-11W2Game Log
Toronto Blue Jays1031.24417.01492346-154-16L4Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Minnesota Twins2413.649--20217615-59-8L1Game Log
California Angels2515.6251.522917811-814-7W6Game Log
Texas Rangers2216.5792.517817213-99-7W1Game Log
Kansas City Royals2218.5503.522420110-1212-6W1Game Log
Chicago White Sox1820.4746.518619013-125-8L3Game Log
Oakland Athletics1526.36611.01442205-1210-14W3Game Log
Seattle Mariners1328.31713.01712172-1211-16L1Game Log
National League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Montreal Expos2313.639--16714712-1211-1W4Game Log
Philadelphia Phillies2414.6321.019515114-810-6L3Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals2116.5682.51581338-912-8L1Game Log
Pittsburgh Pirates1718.4865.51681668-89-10W5Game Log
Chicago Cubs1619.4576.51611875-811-11L5Game Log
New York Mets1223.34310.51311646-156-8W1Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Cincinnati Reds2316.590--20117710-613-10L1Game Log
Houston Astros2319.5481.51701639-1014-9W2Game Log
San Francisco Giants2219.5372.018918311-1011-9W3Game Log
Los Angeles Dodgers2022.4764.51811777-1313-9W1Game Log
San Diego Padres1626.3818.51692038-168-10L2Game Log
Atlanta Braves1325.3429.51672065-128-13L3Game Log

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