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Saturday May 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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Games on 1979-05-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
California Angels1Baltimore Orioles9BoxJim PalmerDon Aase(none)
Seattle Mariners4Boston Red Sox11BoxDennis EckersleyOdell JonesDick Drago
Kansas City Royals3Cleveland Indians2BoxRich GaleRick WiseAl Hrabosky
Toronto Blue Jays1Milwaukee Brewers6BoxJim SlatonDave Lemanczyk(none)
Detroit Tigers8Minnesota Twins4BoxJack BillinghamPaul Hartzell(none)
Oakland Athletics4New York Yankees5BoxTommy JohnDave Heaverlo(none)
Chicago White Sox7Texas Rangers6BoxRich WorthamDock EllisMike Proly
Atlanta Braves3Chicago Cubs9BoxDennis LampPhil Niekro(none)
Houston Astros2Cincinnati Reds6BoxTom HumeJoaquin AndujarFrank Pastore
Philadelphia Phillies11Los Angeles Dodgers0BoxDick RuthvenAndy Messersmith(none)
Montreal Expos3San Diego Padres6BoxSteve MuraWoodie FrymanRollie Fingers
New York Mets4San Francisco Giants6BoxGary LavelleJesse Orosco(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates6St. Louis Cardinals5BoxGrant JacksonPete VuckovichEd Whitson

Standings as of 1979-05-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Boston Red Sox24168.667--12586397-69-2W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1367561.551
235Baltimore Orioles26179.654--140101399-68-3W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1338548.639
358Milwaukee Brewers271611.5931.5136106308-98-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1347955.590
4815New York Yankees251213.4804.598104-66-86-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1357758.570
51017Detroit Tigers20911.4505.01059964-75-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1417665.539
61325Toronto Blue Jays27819.2969.5111160-495-93-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1354590.333
71426Cleveland Indians24717.2929.081130-492-85-9L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1377463.540
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Minnesota Twins25178.680--1261161013-44-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1376572.474
246California Angels261610.6151.5148112368-38-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1367264.529
369Texas Rangers241410.5832.5112100126-68-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1386969.500
4710Kansas City Royals251411.5603.0144129153-711-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1377166.518
5916Chicago White Sox241113.4585.512812358-73-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1366274.456
61121Oakland Athletics261016.3857.597142-453-67-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1364492.324
71224Seattle Mariners27819.29610.0113156-430-78-12L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1355976.437
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Montreal Expos23167.696--11895235-611-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1377958.577
224Philadelphia Phillies24168.6670.510172296-510-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1386870.493
3512Chicago Cubs211110.5244.07879-13-68-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1416972.489
4613St. Louis Cardinals251312.5204.010897115-77-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1377364.533
5919Pittsburgh Pirates22913.4096.5106109-33-66-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1408951.636
61122New York Mets22814.3647.58798-113-75-7L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1405585.393
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Houston Astros261610.615--11695218-98-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1367363.537
2411Cincinnati Reds251411.5601.5111112-16-48-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1367660.559
3714San Francisco Giants271314.4813.5125135-105-98-5W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1355877.430
4818San Diego Padres271215.4444.5126135-96-116-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1345678.418
51020Los Angeles Dodgers281117.3936.0107132-255-96-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1346866.507
61223Atlanta Braves24816.3337.099123-244-94-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1365878.426