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Wednesday, May 23,1979

Wednesday, May 23,1979

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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 1979-05-23 Boston Red Sox 2 Baltimore Orioles 5 box | pbp Memorial Stadium Tippy Martinez Bob Stanley -- 29,400 2:22
1979 reg season 1979-05-23 Oakland Athletics 1 Chicago White Sox 6 box | pbp Comiskey Park I Ken Kravec John Henry Johnson -- 11,881 2:33
1979 reg season 1979-05-23 New York Yankees 3 Detroit Tigers 4 box | pbp Tiger Stadium John Hiller Ken Clay -- 21,671 2:30
1979 reg season 1979-05-23 California Angels 0 Milwaukee Brewers 1 box | pbp County Stadium Bill Travers Don Aase -- 8,408 2:10
1979 reg season 1979-05-23 Minnesota Twins 2 Texas Rangers 7 box | pbp Arlington Stadium Fergie Jenkins Dave Goltz -- 17,909 2:01
1979 reg season 1979-05-23 Cleveland Indians 4 Toronto Blue Jays 3 box | pbp Exhibition Stadium Wayne Garland Dave Freisleben -- 20,283 2:08
1979 reg season 1979-05-23 Houston Astros 5 Atlanta Braves 6 box | pbp Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Tony Brizzolara Joaquin Andujar Gene Garber 1,623 2:27
1979 reg season 1979-05-23 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 Montreal Expos 3 box | pbp Stade Olympique Steve Rogers John Candelaria -- 7,041 2:18
1979 reg season 1979-05-23 St. Louis Cardinals 3 Philadelphia Phillies 1 box | pbp Veterans Stadium Silvio Martinez Dick Ruthven Mark Littell 32,349 2:15
1979 reg season 1979-05-23 Los Angeles Dodgers 4 San Diego Padres 2 box | pbp Qualcomm Stadium Burt Hooton Randy Jones -- 29,158 2:13
1979 reg season 1979-05-23 Cincinnati Reds 5 San Francisco Giants 0 box | pbp Candlestick Park Mike LaCoss Vida Blue -- 21,080 1:56
11 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • 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 41 27 14 .659 0.0 215 153 62 W1 13-8 14-6 1 1 1 Yes Lost World Series (Pirates)
1979 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 40 25 15 .625 1.5 205 161 44 L1 8-7 17-8 2 3 4 Yes dnq
1979 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 42 23 19 .548 4.5 194 171 23 L1 9-11 14-8 3 6 10 -- dnq
1979 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 43 23 20 .535 5.0 203 172 31 W2 11-16 12-4 4 7 12 -- dnq
1979 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 36 16 20 .444 8.5 174 187 -13 W1 6-12 10-8 5 10 18 -- dnq
1979 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 41 18 23 .439 9.0 161 200 -39 W2 7-12 11-11 6 11 20 -- dnq
1979 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 44 11 33 .250 17.5 166 247 -81 L2 6-15 5-18 7 14 26 -- 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 Minnesota Twins franchise | log 40 25 15 .625 0.0 214 193 21 L2 16-7 9-8 1 2 5 Yes dnq
1979 AL West California Angels franchise | log 42 25 17 .595 1.0 230 186 44 L2 11-10 14-7 2 4 6 Yes Lost ALCS (Orioles)
1979 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 41 24 17 .585 1.5 195 184 11 W2 13-9 11-8 3 5 8 Yes dnq
1979 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 42 22 20 .524 4.0 242 225 17 L2 10-12 12-8 4 8 14 -- dnq
1979 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 40 20 20 .500 5.0 197 195 2 W2 13-12 7-8 5 9 15 -- dnq
1979 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 43 15 28 .349 11.5 149 231 -82 L2 5-14 10-14 6 12 25 -- dnq
1979 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 43 15 28 .349 11.5 195 235 -40 W2 4-12 11-16 7 13 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 East Montreal Expos franchise | log 39 25 14 .641 0.0 178 154 24 W2 12-12 13-2 1 1 2 Yes dnq
1979 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 41 26 15 .634 0.0 204 158 46 L1 14-8 12-7 2 2 3 Yes dnq
1979 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 40 22 18 .550 3.5 165 142 23 W1 9-11 12-8 3 4 9 Yes dnq
1979 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 38 18 20 .474 6.5 175 177 -2 L2 9-10 9-10 4 7 16 -- Won World Series (Orioles)
1979 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 36 16 20 .444 7.5 163 191 -28 L6 5-9 11-11 5 9 19 -- dnq
1979 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 36 13 23 .361 10.5 135 166 -31 W2 6-15 7-8 6 12 23 -- 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 Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 41 24 17 .585 0.0 208 189 19 W1 11-7 13-10 1 3 7 Yes Lost NLCS (Pirates)
1979 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 43 23 20 .535 2.0 201 190 11 L1 11-10 12-10 2 5 11 Yes dnq
1979 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 45 24 21 .533 2.0 184 177 7 L1 10-12 14-9 3 6 13 -- dnq
1979 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 45 21 24 .467 5.0 193 189 4 W1 8-15 13-9 4 8 17 -- dnq
1979 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 45 18 27 .400 8.0 181 215 -34 L1 8-16 10-11 5 10 21 -- dnq
1979 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 41 15 26 .366 9.0 181 220 -39 W1 5-12 10-14 6 11 22 -- dnq
26 record(s)
Transactions
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Tips/tools for using data grids:

  • Manual Filter: Single-click a row to highlight in orange. Click FILTER ROWS button to show only those rows in the grid
  • Quick-Filter: Double-Click on a cell value to filter the grid on rows that have same value in same column. Click a statistic to view all values equal or higher
  • Select Rows: Single-click rows to select multiple rows for future action or visibility.
  • 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.
player name teamname statusshort Transaction Description
Dick Tidrow Chicago Cubs Hist Traded from New York Yankees to Chicago Cubs for Ray Burris
Ray Burris New York Yankees Hist Traded from Chicago Cubs to New York Yankees for Dick Tidrow
Pat Zachry New York Mets Hist Activated from Disabled List
3 record(s)