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Sunday, April 8,1979

Sunday, April 8,1979

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year gametype box date visiting Team visscore home team homescore box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1979 reg season 1979-04-08 Chicago White Sox 5 Baltimore Orioles 1 box | pbp Memorial Stadium Rich Wortham Dennis Martinez Lerrin LaGrow 6,517 2:19
1979 reg season 1979-04-08 Boston Red Sox 7 Cleveland Indians 6 box | pbp Cleveland Stadium Dick Drago Victor Cruz -- 6,887 3:44
1979 reg season 1979-04-08 Toronto Blue Jays 3 Kansas City Royals 8 box | pbp Kauffman Stadium Paul Splittorff Mark Lemongello -- 23,477 2:20
1979 reg season 1979-04-08 Milwaukee Brewers 1 New York Yankees 2 box | pbp Yankee Stadium I Tommy John Lary Sorensen Rich Gossage 26,954 1:50
1979 reg season 1979-04-08 Minnesota Twins 3 Oakland Athletics 1 box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Geoff Zahn Mike Norris -- 3,326 2:10
1979 reg season 1979-04-08 California Angels 7 Seattle Mariners 5 box | pbp Kingdome Dave LaRoche Shane Rawley -- 9,183 2:42
1979 reg season 1979-04-08 San Francisco Giants 6 Cincinnati Reds 7 box | pbp Cinergy Field Doug Bair John Curtis -- 30,196 3:05
1979 reg season 1979-04-08 Atlanta Braves 0 Houston Astros 2 box | pbp Astrodome Joe Niekro Rick Matula -- 16,501 2:00
1979 reg season 1979-04-08 San Diego Padres 5 Los Angeles Dodgers 6 box | pbp Dodger Stadium Rick Sutcliffe Bob Shirley -- 39,562 3:27
1979 reg season 1979-04-08 Montreal Expos 5 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium Rudy May Enrique Romo David Palmer 8,680 3:03
1979 reg season 1979-04-08 Philadelphia Phillies 2 St. Louis Cardinals 2 box | pbp Busch Stadium II -- 20,055 1:18
11 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • Hide Rows: Click the` minus sign in the first column to hide the row in the grid.
  • Restore Rows: Once rows are filtered, click RESTORE ROWS to show all rows once again
  • Sort: Click a column in the first header row to sort data by values in that column. Click again to reverse the original sort. Some cells have custom sort keys that will sort them logically instead of alphanumerically.
  • Compare/Analyze: Click multiple rows for players of interest. In addition to filtering, you can quickly COMPARE player stats or use the MULTI-PLAYER STAT VIEWER to view multiple player cards on the same page.
  • Leaders: On stat grids. Top-10 ranked statistics are highlighted in gray. #1 rank is in light green. (PREMIUM setting)
  • Export to CSV: Click CSV to convert the full grid into a comma-delimeted display. From there, you can copy/paste to another application.
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1979 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 3 2 1 .667 0.0 12 11 1 L1 0-0 2-1 1 4 10 Yes Lost World Series (Pirates)
1979 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 3 2 1 .667 0.0 14 10 4 W1 1-1 1-0 2 6 9 Yes dnq
1979 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 3 2 1 .667 0.0 10 6 4 L1 2-1 0-0 3 5 11 Yes dnq
1979 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 3 1 2 .333 1.0 10 14 -4 L1 0-1 1-1 4 9 15 -- dnq
1979 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 3 1 2 .333 1.0 6 10 -4 W1 0-0 1-2 5 11 16 -- dnq
1979 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 1 0 1 .000 1.0 2 8 -6 L1 0-0 0-1 6 12 23 -- dnq
1979 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 3 0 3 .000 2.0 9 26 -17 L3 0-3 0-0 7 14 21 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1979 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 3 3 0 1.000 0.0 26 9 17 W3 0-0 3-0 1 3 2 Yes dnq
1979 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 3 3 0 1.000 0.0 11 5 6 W3 3-0 0-0 2 1 1 Yes dnq
1979 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 1 1 0 1.000 1.0 8 2 6 W1 1-0 0-0 3 2 3 Yes dnq
1979 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 4 2 2 .500 1.5 28 22 6 L2 0-0 2-2 4 7 13 -- dnq
1979 AL West California Angels franchise | log 4 2 2 .500 1.5 22 28 -6 W2 2-2 0-0 5 8 14 -- Lost ALCS (Orioles)
1979 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 3 1 2 .333 2.0 11 12 -1 W1 1-2 0-0 6 10 18 -- dnq
1979 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 3 0 3 .000 3.0 5 11 -6 L3 0-0 0-3 7 13 25 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1979 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 2 2 0 1.000 0.0 19 10 9 W2 2-0 0-0 1 2 6 Yes dnq
1979 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 3 3 0 1.000 0.5 13 5 8 L1 0-0 2-1 2 1 4 Yes dnq
1979 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 3 2 1 .667 0.5 14 13 1 W1 2-1 0-0 3 6 12 -- dnq
1979 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 3 1 2 .333 1.5 13 14 -1 L1 0-0 1-2 4 7 17 -- Won World Series (Orioles)
1979 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 2 0 2 .000 2.0 10 19 -9 L2 0-0 0-2 5 10 22 -- dnq
1979 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 3 0 3 .000 2.5 5 13 -8 L3 0-3 0-0 6 11 24 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1979 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 3 3 0 1.000 0.0 10 1 9 W3 0-0 3-0 1 3 5 Yes dnq
1979 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 4 3 1 .750 0.5 24 12 12 W3 0-0 3-1 2 4 7 Yes dnq
1979 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 4 3 1 .750 0.5 28 16 12 L1 3-1 0-0 3 5 8 Yes dnq
1979 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 4 1 3 .250 2.5 16 28 -12 W1 0-0 1-3 4 8 20 -- Lost NLCS (Pirates)
1979 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 4 1 3 .250 2.5 12 24 -12 L3 1-3 0-0 5 9 19 -- dnq
1979 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 3 0 3 .000 3.0 1 10 -9 L3 0-3 0-0 6 12 26 -- dnq
26 record(s)