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Wednesday July 11, 1979
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National League pitching statistics through games of Wednesday, July 11, 1979

   Club          W   L   ERA   G   CG  SV   IP     H    R    ER   HR   BB   SO
Montreal        48  32  3.11   80  18  19   722   670  284  250   62  208  380
Houston         53  37  3.15   90  34  16   814   727  325  285   52  288  460
Pittsburgh      43  38  3.46   82  10  25   740   696  328  285   72  263  465
Cincinnati      47  43  3.56   90  14  22   806   781  370  319   64  273  432
San Diego       41  50  3.73   91  15  14   817   807  385  339   57  289  478
New York        34  48  3.85   83  10  16   760   750  369  325   65  348  425
St. Louis       42  41  4.03   84  15  13   765   782  371  342   73  275  426
Philadelphia    46  41  4.07   88  22  13   773   797  381  349   76  247  418
Chicago         45  37  4.17   82  11  26   738   757  374  342   73  280  470
Los Angeles     36  53  4.20   89  17  14   792   810  418  370   64  324  449
San Francisco   43  45  4.23   88  16  18   784   807  412  368   89  320  471
Atlanta         38  51  4.35   89  15  21   788   828  447  381   87  280  436

 League Leaders        W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Mike Lacoss (CIN)      9   3  2.25  20  18   3   0   1  128  110   43   32    8   46   44
Steve Rogers (MON)     9   5  2.39  20  20   9   0   5  143  122   43   38    6   36   77
Gaylord Perry (SD)     9   6  2.48  20  20   8   0   0  156  144   52   43    9   41  100
Joaquin Andujar (HOU) 10   5  2.73  28  11   6   3   0  109   78   34   33    4   50   53
Bob Shirley (SD)       4   9  2.78  30   8   2   0   1   97   81   33   30    3   25   59
Joe Niekro (HOU)      13   3  2.87  20  20   7   0   4  144  117   54   46   12   56   58
Burt Hooton (LA)       7   6  3.06  18  18   8   0   0  141  130   54   48    6   41   87
Bruce Kison (PIT)      5   4  3.10  19  11   2   0   1   87   73   34   30    7   20   73
Tom Hume (CIN)         6   5  3.12  26  11   1   2   0  101  106   39   35   11   21   49
Fred Norman (CIN)      5   7  3.17  18  16   4   0   0  105   94   44   37    6   34   55

 Atlanta               W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Joey McLaughlin        2   1  1.52  12   0   0   1   0   24   15    7    4    2    9   14
Adrian Devine          1   2  2.62  27   0   0   0   0   45   53   15   13    5   16   14
Craig Skok             1   3  3.26  36   0   0   2   0   47   48   19   17    6   13   24
Rick Matula            6   5  3.73  16  16   1   0   0  101  103   45   42    9   29   46
Bo McLaughlin          0   1  3.80  16   1   0   0   0   24   25   13   10    2    6   22
Gene Garber            5  10  3.82  44   0   0  18   0   75   82   45   32    9   16   39
Phil Niekro           11  11  3.88  24  24  10   0   0  174  170   96   75   25   71   97
Tony Brizzolara        5   3  4.39  11  11   1   0   0   68   80   37   33    1   24   48
Eddie Solomon          4   5  4.84  16  15   1   0   0   89   85   53   48   10   28   51
Rick Mahler            0   0  6.30  13   0   0   0   0   20   23   15   14    3   11   10
Mickey Mahler          2   8  6.38  17  14   1   0   0   73   89   59   52   10   34   45
Larry McWilliams       1   2  7.30   8   8   1   0   0   37   39   30   30    3   15   17
Frank Lacorte          0   0  7.56   6   0   0   0   0    8    9    7    7    2    5    6
Jamie Easterly         0   0 13.50   4   0   0   0   0    3    7    6    4    0    3    3

 Chicago               W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Bruce Sutter           3   2  1.24  29   0   0  20   0   51   25    8    7    2   16   57
Dick Tidrow            5   2  2.51  23   0   0   3   0   43   38   13   12    2   19   19
Mike Krukow            6   5  3.76  17  17   0   0   0  101   90   44   42    9   56   76
Rick Reuschel          8   5  3.80  18  18   2   0   1  116  120   49   49    8   33   59
Willie Hernandez       1   0  4.28  28   0   0   0   0   40   42   22   19    4   15   26
Ken Holtzman           6   6  4.47  16  15   3   0   2   91   98   49   45   12   38   41
Lynn McGlothen         9   8  4.66  24  13   3   2   0  106  115   60   55   15   31   67
Dennis Lamp            6   4  4.71  20  16   3   0   1   92  111   54   48    9   24   45
Bill Caudill           0   2  5.22  12   3   0   0   0   29   32   22   17    6   16   35
Ray Burris             0   0  6.23  14   0   0   0   0   22   23   17   15    0   15   14
Donnie Moore           1   3  6.23  25   0   0   1   0   48   63   36   33    6   17   31

 Cincinnati            W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Mike Lacoss            9   3  2.25  20  18   3   0   1  128  110   43   32    8   46   44
Dave Tomlin            2   2  2.29  38   0   0   1   0   35   35   21    9    3   12   18
Tom Hume               6   5  3.12  26  11   1   2   0  101  106   39   35   11   21   49
Fred Norman            5   7  3.17  18  16   4   0   0  105   94   44   37    6   34   55
Paul Moskau            5   3  3.39  16  12   1   0   0   93   85   42   35    8   42   54
Pedro Borbon           2   2  3.43  30   0   0   2   0   45   48   17   17    2    8   23
Doug Bair              5   4  3.48  38   0   0  13   0   52   43   20   20    4   29   44
Tom Seaver             8   5  3.77  17  17   5   0   2  105   95   48   44    8   29   67
Bill Bonham            3   3  4.48  15  15   0   0   0   86   90   47   43    8   28   41
Manny Sarmiento        0   4  5.71  12   0   0   0   0   17   23   12   11    0    5    8
Frank Pastore          1   4  7.48  18   1   0   4   0   28   39   24   23    5    8   25
Doug Capilla           1   0  8.53   5   0   0   0   0    6    7    6    6    1    5    0
Mario Soto             0   1 14.54   3   0   0   0   0    4    6    7    7    0    6    4

 Houston               W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Joe Sambito            4   2  1.03  33   0   0  10   0   53   42    8    6    2   13   42
Bert Roberge           2   0  1.10  11   0   0   2   0   16   10    2    2    0    8    9
Joaquin Andujar       10   5  2.73  28  11   6   3   0  109   78   34   33    4   50   53
Joe Niekro            13   3  2.87  20  20   7   0   4  144  117   54   46   12   56   58
Rick Williams          3   4  2.87  16  11   2   0   2   78   74   26   25    3   21   27
Randy Niemann          3   1  2.92  10   6   3   1   2   49   50   18   16    1   15   14
Vern Ruhle             1   3  3.16   7   6   1   0   1   43   36   15   15    5    6   21
Ken Forsch             5   4  3.18  13  12   7   0   2   93   83   39   33    5   20   33
J.R. Richard           7   9  3.52  21  21   8   0   1  151  133   66   59   10   53  151
Frank Riccelli         2   2  4.09  11   2   0   0   0   22   22   11   10    0   18   20
George Throop          1   0  4.82   7   0   0   0   0    9   14    7    5    4    5    8
Bo McLaughlin          1   2  5.51  12   0   0   0   0   16   22   15   10    2    4   12
Tom Dixon              1   2  5.96  16   1   0   0   0   23   31   19   15    2   13    6
Gary Wilson            0   0 12.27   6   0   0   0   0    7   15   11   10    2    6    6

 Los Angeles           W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Lerrin LaGrow          1   1  2.49  17   0   0   2   0   22   23    7    6    2    6   12
Burt Hooton            7   6  3.06  18  18   8   0   0  141  130   54   48    6   41   87
Bob Welch              4   5  3.44  20   8   1   5   0   65   63   31   25    6   26   53
Rick Sutcliffe         8   7  3.78  23  14   2   0   0  121  121   61   51    7   52   58
Dennis Lewallyn        0   1  3.86   6   0   0   0   0    7    8    3    3    0    5    0
Don Sutton             7  10  4.17  19  19   4   0   0  136  130   72   63   14   40   92
Terry Forster          1   1  4.26  12   0   0   1   0   13   13    7    6    0    9    7
Charlie Hough          1   2  4.81  26   0   0   0   0   64   57   37   34   10   36   32
Andy Messersmith       2   4  4.91  11  11   1   0   0   62   55   34   34    9   34   26
Doug Rau               1   5  5.30  11  11   1   0   1   56   73   37   33    3   22   28
Jerry Reuss            2   8  5.32  25   8   0   3   0   64   85   45   38    3   30   32
Ken Brett              2   1  5.68  11   0   0   0   0   13   20    8    8    1    5    3
Dave Patterson         0   0  6.38  13   0   0   2   0   18   23   13   13    3    7   14
Lance Rautzhan         0   2  7.45  12   0   0   1   0   10    9    9    8    0   11    5

 Montreal              W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Elias Sosa             5   4  1.80  33   0   0   9   0   55   46   13   11    2   18   32
Woodie Fryman          2   4  1.91  21   0   0   5   0   33   25   12    7    0   13   26
Steve Rogers           9   5  2.39  20  20   9   0   5  143  122   43   38    6   36   77
Dan Schatzeder         4   2  2.55  17   7   1   1   0   74   53   22   21    5   28   48
Stan Bahnsen           2   1  2.79  25   0   0   2   0   42   36   13   13    5   14   26
Bill Lee               9   5  3.37  17  17   3   0   3  112  119   47   42   13   20   26
Scott Sanderson        5   5  3.44  17  17   3   0   2  102   88   43   39   12   31   77
David Palmer           2   1  3.45  20   0   0   2   0   29   24   15   11    4    7   19
Rudy May               2   0  3.55  16   0   0   0   0   25   26   12   10    3   12   24
Ross Grimsley          8   5  4.89  19  19   2   0   0  107  131   64   58   12   29   25

 New York              W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Jeff Reardon           1   0  0.00   1   0   0   0   0    1    1    0    0    0    0    0
Skip Lockwood          2   5  1.49  28   0   0   9   0   42   33    7    7    3   14   42
Ed Glynn               0   1  1.71  16   0   0   4   0   21   16    5    4    1   14   13
Tom Hausman            0   4  2.48   8   3   0   1   0   29   26    8    8    2    9   11
Andy Hassler           2   2  2.59   6   4   1   0   0   31   24    9    9    1   16   19
Kevin Kobel            3   4  3.16  15  13   1   0   1   83   77   36   29    8   27   36
Craig Swan             8   7  3.30  20  20   6   0   2  144  132   58   53   13   38   98
Pat Zachry             5   1  3.59   7   7   1   0   0   43   44   19   17    3   21   17
Dale Murray            4   5  4.12  41   0   0   2   0   68   72   37   31    5   35   26
Mike Scott             1   1  4.39  14   7   0   0   0   41   41   24   20    4   18   15
Dwight Bernard         0   1  4.50  17   0   0   0   0   20   26   12   10    1   12    8
Jesse Orosco           1   2  4.89  18   2   0   0   0   35   33   20   19    4   22   22
Neil Allen             3   5  4.95  19   5   0   0   0   44   52   27   24    2   28   27
Pete Falcone           1   6  5.20  19  17   1   0   1   92  101   58   53   14   43   48
Wayne Twitchell        3   2  5.32  23   1   0   0   0   44   40   33   26    3   42   32
Dock Ellis             0   2  5.87   4   4   0   0   0   23   32   16   15    1    9   11

 Philadelphia          W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Mike Anderson          0   0  0.00   1   0   0   0   0    1    2    0    0    0    0    2
Kevin Saucier          1   0  2.95  10   0   0   0   0   21   17    8    7    0   12    5
Dickie Noles           1   1  3.38   2   2   0   0   0   13    7    5    5    2   11   10
Nino Espinosa          8   7  3.49  18  18   6   0   3  116  112   51   45   12   35   54
Steve Carlton         10   8  3.51  20  20   9   0   3  144  123   65   56   12   46  108
Randy Lerch            4   8  3.90  19  19   3   0   0  113  127   53   49   15   30   41
Tug McGraw             3   1  3.91  35   1   0   9   0   51   39   25   22    4   21   38
Dick Ruthven           7   4  3.93  16  16   3   0   2  101  101   45   44    6   29   53
Jim Kaat               1   0  4.32   3   1   0   0   0    8    9    4    4    1    5    2
Ron Reed               6   4  4.45  35   0   0   2   0   57   68   32   28    6   20   30
Larry Christenson      2   6  4.65  12  10   1   0   0   62   71   34   32    5   10   29
Warren Brusstar        1   0  4.82   9   0   0   1   0    9   16    5    5    0    2    3
Doug Bird              1   0  5.40  17   0   0   0   0   33   48   20   20    6    7   17
Rawly Eastwick         1   1  5.75  22   0   0   1   0   36   43   24   23    4   15   19
Jim Lonborg            0   1 11.05   4   1   0   0   0    7   14   10    9    3    4    7

 Pittsburgh            W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Enrique Romo           4   3  2.29  40   0   0   2   0   55   51   20   14    4   18   47
Jim Rooker             2   3  2.76   9   9   1   0   0   62   47   21   19    4   17   22
Dave Roberts           0   0  2.84   4   0   0   0   0    6    6    2    2    0    3    1
Jim Bibby              4   2  3.07  18   3   0   0   0   44   44   19   15    3   17   33
Bruce Kison            5   4  3.10  19  11   2   0   1   87   73   34   30    7   20   73
Grant Jackson          5   2  3.35  41   0   0  10   0   43   35   18   16    6   18   19
John Candelaria        7   7  3.62  18  16   3   0   0  102  107   47   41   14   21   53
Bert Blyleven          6   3  3.70  20  20   1   0   0  126  129   56   52   15   52   89
Kent Tekulve           3   5  3.75  46   0   0  12   0   60   54   29   25    5   26   40
Don Robinson           5   5  3.82  15  15   3   0   0   92   92   42   39    8   33   55
Ed Whitson             2   3  4.37  19   7   0   1   0   58   53   36   28    6   36   31
Rick Rhoden            0   1  7.20   1   1   0   0   0    5    5    4    4    0    2    2

 San Diego             W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Gaylord Perry          9   6  2.48  20  20   8   0   0  156  144   52   43    9   41  100
Bob Shirley            4   9  2.78  30   8   2   0   1   97   81   33   30    3   25   59
Steve Mura             2   2  3.29  14   5   0   0   0   41   32   17   15    4   20   40
Dennis Kinney          0   0  3.50  13   0   0   0   0   18   17    8    7    2    8   11
Rollie Fingers         7   6  3.67  37   0   0  11   0   61   64   27   25    3   22   46
Randy Jones            6   6  3.88  22  22   2   0   0  139  137   65   60    6   38   64
Mickey Lolich          0   2  4.28  14   5   0   0   0   34   35   23   16    2   15   15
Eric Rasmussen         3   8  4.34  22  15   2   1   0   93   96   47   45    6   30   33
Mark Lee               1   1  4.76  13   0   0   0   0   23   32   15   12    2    8   10
Bob Owchinko           3   5  4.76  20  12   1   0   0   79   88   47   42   10   32   40
John D'Acquisto        6   5  4.81  32   4   0   2   0   73   74   46   39    9   50   59
Tom Tellmann           0   0 16.88   1   0   0   0   0    3    7    5    5    1    0    1

 San Francisco         W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Joe Coleman            0   0  0.00   5   0   0   0   0    4    3    2    0    0    2    0
Greg Minton            1   1  1.82  13   0   0   0   0   30   20    7    6    0    8   14
Gary Lavelle           7   5  2.48  42   0   0  10   0   65   60   21   18    4   30   59
Dave Roberts           0   2  2.57  26   1   0   3   0   42   42   15   12    3   18   23
Tom Griffin            4   4  3.56  36   2   0   2   0   61   50   29   24    5   31   49
Phil Nastu             3   4  3.80  15  14   1   0   0   83   85   38   35   11   27   35
John Curtis            5   5  3.84  17   8   2   0   1   63   66   32   27    7   24   45
Ed Halicki             5   4  4.16  13  13   3   0   1   76   80   44   35    8   28   39
Bob Knepper            6   3  4.29  20  20   3   0   1  130  146   65   62   18   54   82
John Montefusco        1   4  4.73   9   9   0   0   0   51   51   27   27    7   15   27
Vida Blue              7   7  5.71  19  19   7   0   0  128  133   88   81   17   63   71
Pedro Borbon           2   0  6.52   5   0   0   1   0   10   14    7    7    2    1    5
Randy Moffitt          2   5  7.26  25   0   0   2   0   31   43   28   25    5   14   15
Ed Whitson             0   1  7.59   3   2   0   0   0   11   14    9    9    2    5    7

 St. Louis             W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Will McEnaney          0   0  1.82  24   0   0   0   0   35   27    8    7    1   10    8
Mark Littell           6   3  2.83  34   0   0   5   0   41   32   13   13    1   29   33
George Frazier         1   1  3.00   8   0   0   0   0   12   10    4    4    1    3    5
Silvio Martinez        6   3  3.25  17  14   2   0   1  105  100   40   38    6   29   60
Pete Vuckovich         8   5  3.30  18  17   4   0   0  123  120   54   45   13   24   80
John Fulgham           2   2  3.31   5   5   2   0   1   33   36   14   12    4    5   19
Roy Thomas             0   0  3.57   4   2   0   0   0   18   16    7    7    3    4    7
Tom Bruno              2   2  3.82  25   0   0   0   0   31   29   13   13    1   20   21
Darold Knowles         2   4  3.97  31   0   0   5   0   34   40   16   15    4   11   14
Buddy Schultz          4   3  4.69  30   0   0   3   0   40   39   21   21    7   14   37
John Denny             4   7  4.95  18  18   3   0   1  120  129   71   66   12   61   58
Bob Forsch             3   9  5.07  18  18   4   0   0  114  129   70   64   12   34   50
Bob Sykes              4   2  5.58  11  10   0   0   0   60   75   40   37    8   31   34

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League Leaders

Wins:

  J. Niekro (HOU)          13
  P. Niekro (ATL)          11
  J. Andujar (HOU)         10
  S. Carlton (PHI)         10
  M. Lacoss (CIN)           9
  B. Lee (MON)              9
  L. McGlothen (CHI)        9
  G. Perry (SD)             9
  S. Rogers (MON)           9
  N. Espinosa (PHI)         8

Losses:

  P. Niekro (ATL)          11
  G. Garber (ATL)          10
  D. Sutton (LA)           10
  B. Forsch (STL)           9
  J. Richard (HOU)          9
  B. Shirley (SD)           9
  S. Carlton (PHI)          8
  R. Lerch (PHI)            8
  M. Mahler (ATL)           8
  L. McGlothen (CHI)        8

Complete Games:

  P. Niekro (ATL)          10
  S. Carlton (PHI)          9
  S. Rogers (MON)           9
  B. Hooton (LA)            8
  G. Perry (SD)             8
  J. Richard (HOU)          8
  V. Blue (SF)              7
  K. Forsch (HOU)           7
  J. Niekro (HOU)           7
  J. Andujar (HOU)          6

Saves:

  B. Sutter (CHI)          20
  G. Garber (ATL)          18
  D. Bair (CIN)            13
  K. Tekulve (PIT)         12
  R. Fingers (SD)          11
  G. Jackson (PIT)         10
  G. Lavelle (SF)          10
  J. Sambito (HOU)         10
  S. Lockwood (NY)          9
  T. McGraw (PHI)           9

Shutouts:

  S. Rogers (MON)           5
  J. Niekro (HOU)           4
  S. Carlton (PHI)          3
  N. Espinosa (PHI)         3
  B. Lee (MON)              3
  K. Forsch (HOU)           2
  K. Holtzman (CHI)         2
  R. Niemann (HOU)          2
  D. Ruthven (PHI)          2
  S. Sanderson (MON)        2

Innings Pitched:

  P. Niekro (ATL)       174.0
  G. Perry (SD)         156.0
  J. Richard (HOU)      150.2
  J. Niekro (HOU)       144.1
  C. Swan (NY)          144.1
  S. Carlton (PHI)      143.2
  S. Rogers (MON)       143.1
  B. Hooton (LA)        141.0
  R. Jones (SD)         139.0
  D. Sutton (LA)        136.0

Hits:

  P. Niekro (ATL)         170
  B. Knepper (SF)         146
  G. Perry (SD)           144
  R. Jones (SD)           137
  V. Blue (SF)            133
  J. Richard (HOU)        133
  C. Swan (NY)            132
  R. Grimsley (MON)       131
  B. Hooton (LA)          130
  D. Sutton (LA)          130

Runs:

  P. Niekro (ATL)          96
  V. Blue (SF)             88
  D. Sutton (LA)           72
  J. Denny (STL)           71
  B. Forsch (STL)          70
  J. Richard (HOU)         66
  S. Carlton (PHI)         65
  R. Jones (SD)            65
  B. Knepper (SF)          65
  R. Grimsley (MON)        64

Home Runs:

  P. Niekro (ATL)          25
  B. Knepper (SF)          18
  V. Blue (SF)             17
  B. Blyleven (PIT)        15
  R. Lerch (PHI)           15
  L. McGlothen (CHI)       15
  J. Candelaria (PIT)      14
  P. Falcone (NY)          14
  D. Sutton (LA)           14
  B. Lee (MON)             13

Walks:

  P. Niekro (ATL)          71
  V. Blue (SF)             63
  J. Denny (STL)           61
  M. Krukow (CHI)          56
  J. Niekro (HOU)          56
  B. Knepper (SF)          54
  J. Richard (HOU)         53
  B. Blyleven (PIT)        52
  R. Sutcliffe (LA)        52
  J. Andujar (HOU)         50

Strikeouts:

  J. Richard (HOU)        151
  S. Carlton (PHI)        108
  G. Perry (SD)           100
  C. Swan (NY)             98
  P. Niekro (ATL)          97
  D. Sutton (LA)           92
  B. Blyleven (PIT)        89
  B. Hooton (LA)           87
  B. Knepper (SF)          82
  P. Vuckovich (STL)       80


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