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Thursday April 5,1979This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Month Day Year

Games on 1979-04-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians1Boston Red Sox7BoxDennis EckersleyRick Wise(none)
Toronto Blue Jays2Kansas City Royals11BoxDennis LeonardTom UnderwoodSteve Mingori
Milwaukee Brewers5New York Yankees1BoxMike CaldwellRon Guidry(none)
New York Mets10Chicago Cubs6BoxCraig SwanRick Reuschel(none)
San Diego Padres4Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxGaylord PerryLance RautzhanRollie Fingers

Standings as of 1979-04-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Boston Red Sox1101.000--7160-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1599069.566
236Milwaukee Brewers1101.000--5141-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1609466.588
488New York Yankees101.0001.015-40-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1598970.560
5614Toronto Blue Jays101.0001.0211-90-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium16153108.329
3711Cleveland Indians101.0001.017-60-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1608179.506
61425Baltimore Orioles000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium15910257.642
71223Detroit Tigers000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1618576.528
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
127Kansas City Royals1101.000--11290-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1618477.522
241Seattle Mariners1101.000--5410-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1616695.410
3510California Angels101.0001.045-10-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1618873.547
7916Texas Rangers000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1628379.512
51121Minnesota Twins000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1628280.506
41324Chicago White Sox000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1607387.456
61019Oakland Athletics000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum16254108.333
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113New York Mets1101.000--10641-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1616299.385
2413Chicago Cubs101.0001.0610-40-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1618081.497
61215St. Louis Cardinals000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1628676.531
5717Pittsburgh Pirates000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1629864.605
4818Philadelphia Phillies000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1628478.519
31020Montreal Expos000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1609565.594
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134San Diego Padres1101.000--4311-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1606793.419
225San Francisco Giants1101.000--11561-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1617091.435
469Los Angeles Dodgers101.0001.034-10-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1617982.491
3512Cincinnati Reds101.0001.0511-60-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1609070.563
61122Houston Astros000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1628973.549
5926Atlanta Braves000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1606694.413


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Dell AlstonOF26.195Signed as Free Agent by Indians. 
Paul SiebertP25.304Released by Cardinals. 
Charlie SpikesOF28.072Signed as Free Agent by Braves. 
Steve StroughterOF27.021Released by Angels.