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Thursday May 3,1979This 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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Games on 1979-05-03

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Toronto Blue Jays4Milwaukee Brewers5BoxBill TraversTom Underwood(none)
Detroit Tigers6Minnesota Twins7BoxMike MarshallJack Billingham(none)
Philadelphia Phillies2Los Angeles Dodgers5BoxRick SutcliffeSteve Carlton(none)
Montreal Expos2San Diego Padres10BoxRandy JonesScott SandersonRollie Fingers
New York Mets5San Francisco Giants7BoxEd HalickiPete FalconeGary Lavelle
Houston Astros4St. Louis Cardinals1BoxJoe NiekroPete VuckovichJoaquin Andujar

Standings as of 1979-05-03

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Baltimore Orioles25169.640--131100319-67-3W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1348648.642
247Boston Red Sox22148.6360.510979307-67-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1387761.558
369Milwaukee Brewers251510.6001.0126100268-97-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1368056.588
4813New York Yankees231112.4784.08889-16-85-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1377859.569
5915Detroit Tigers18810.4444.5918833-65-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1437766.538
61325Cleveland Indians22715.3187.575122-472-85-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1397465.532
71426Toronto Blue Jays25718.2809.0105150-454-83-10L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1374691.336
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Minnesota Twins23167.696--1151021313-43-3W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1396673.475
234California Angels25169.6401.0147103448-28-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1377265.526
358Texas Rangers21138.6192.09480146-67-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1417071.496
4711Kansas City Royals231211.5224.0136123131-711-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1397366.525
51018Chicago White Sox21912.4296.010810536-63-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1396475.460
61122Oakland Athletics24915.3757.582132-502-57-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1384593.326
71224Seattle Mariners25817.3209.0106140-340-58-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1375978.431
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Montreal Expos21156.714--10388154-511-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1398059.576
236Philadelphia Phillies22148.6361.58570154-510-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1407070.500
3410St. Louis Cardinals231211.5224.09988115-76-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1397465.532
4614Chicago Cubs19910.4745.06374-113-66-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1437172.497
51121New York Mets20812.4006.58088-83-55-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1425587.387
61020Pittsburgh Pirates20812.4006.597100-32-56-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1429052.634
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Houston Astros24168.667--10983268-78-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1387365.529
2512Cincinnati Reds231211.5223.599105-66-46-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1387860.565
4716San Francisco Giants251114.4405.5115128-135-96-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1376077.438
3817San Diego Padres251114.4405.5119120-16-115-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1365779.419
5919Los Angeles Dodgers261115.4236.0105116-115-96-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1366868.500
61223Atlanta Braves22814.3647.094108-144-74-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1385880.420


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Doug CapillaP27.117Traded by Reds to Cubs for Mark Gilbert.