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Baseball on Thursday, August 16, 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
Kansas City Royals4Baltimore Orioles2BoxPaul Splittorff (12-12)Dennis Martinez (14-9)BAL  G Roenicke (18)  KCA  T Cruz (2)Todd Cruz (17.3)
Chicago White Sox5Boston Red Sox7BoxAllen Ripley (3-0)Mike Proly (1-5)BOS  B Hobson (21), F Lynn (35), B Watson (14)Bob Watson (44.1)
Texas Rangers1Milwaukee Brewers4BoxLary Sorensen (13-12)Brian Allard (1-1)NoneGorman Thomas (27.9)
Minnesota Twins5New York Yankees1BoxGeoff Zahn (10-3)Catfish Hunter (2-8)NYA  F Stanley (1)Ron Jackson (22.9)
New York Mets6Atlanta Braves3BoxPete Falcone (4-9)Phil Niekro (15-16)NYN  J Cardenal (2)Alex Trevino (26.1)
San Francisco Giants4Chicago Cubs14BoxLynn McGlothen (10-8)Bob Knepper (8-8)CHN  J Martin (16)  SFN  G Johnston (1)Dave Kingman (17.5)
San Diego Padres4Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxBruce Kison (8-6)Gaylord Perry (10-10)SDN  G Tenace (13)Ed Ott (37.2)
Los Angeles Dodgers4St. Louis Cardinals2BoxBobby Castillo (1-0)George Frazier (2-3)LAN  R Cey (23)  SLN  T Simmons (20)Ted Simmons (19.4)
Standings as of this date
American League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Baltimore Orioles7840.661--56143935-2543-15L1Game Log
Boston Red Sox7444.6274.066351031-2743-17W4Game Log
Milwaukee Brewers7150.5878.559653331-2840-22W5Game Log
New York Yankees6454.54214.052448326-3038-24L1Game Log
Detroit Tigers6158.51317.558357629-3432-24W3Game Log
Cleveland Indians6159.50818.055459630-3331-26L1Game Log
Toronto Blue Jays3882.31741.043861919-4419-38L1Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
California Angels6754.554--65053931-2836-26L3Game Log
Minnesota Twins6356.5293.058654632-2831-28W1Game Log
Kansas City Royals6258.5174.562961829-3333-25W1Game Log
Texas Rangers6061.4967.055952525-3435-27L5Game Log
Chicago White Sox5366.44513.054556731-2922-37L3Game Log
Seattle Mariners5071.41317.052461922-3628-35W1Game Log
Oakland Athletics3685.29831.042366514-4422-41W1Game Log
National League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Pittsburgh Pirates7050.583--57049334-2536-25W6Game Log
Montreal Expos6451.5573.551143726-3338-18W1Game Log
Chicago Cubs6354.5385.555553626-3037-24W2Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals6158.5138.554352427-3033-29L3Game Log
Philadelphia Phillies6160.5049.552555126-3735-23W1Game Log
New York Mets5266.44117.046251625-3526-32W3Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Houston Astros7051.579--44344727-3143-20L1Game Log
Cincinnati Reds6656.5414.556549230-3036-26L1Game Log
San Francisco Giants5764.47113.055557328-3629-28L2Game Log
Los Angeles Dodgers5565.45814.557057322-4033-25W3Game Log
San Diego Padres5369.43417.545952921-4032-29L3Game Log
Atlanta Braves4775.38523.552761419-4128-34L3Game Log

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