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Tuesday May 8,1979This 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 1979-05-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics2Baltimore Orioles8BoxMike FlanaganJim Todd(none)
California Angels10Boston Red Sox2BoxChris KnappChuck Rainey(none)
Chicago White Sox8Detroit Tigers10BoxJack BillinghamRandy Scarbery(none)
Cleveland Indians5Milwaukee Brewers9BoxMoose HaasWayne Garland(none)
Toronto Blue Jays6Minnesota Twins16BoxMike BacsikMike Willis(none)
Seattle Mariners3New York Yankees5BoxJim BeattieFloyd BannisterRon Guidry
Kansas City Royals7Texas Rangers8BoxJim KernLarry Gura(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates1Atlanta Braves4BoxEddie SolomonRick Rhoden(none)
Cincinnati Reds8Chicago Cubs7BoxMike LaCossKen HoltzmanFrank Pastore
St. Louis Cardinals4Houston Astros1BoxPete VuckovichKen ForschDarold Knowles
New York Mets2Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxRick SutcliffeDale MurrayBob Welch
Philadelphia Phillies9San Diego Padres8BoxJim KaatJohn D'Acquisto(none)
Montreal Expos4San Francisco Giants0BoxScott SandersonEd Halicki(none)

Standings as of 1979-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Baltimore Orioles291910.655--157108499-610-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1308347.638
235Boston Red Sox271710.6301.0138103357-610-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1337459.556
346Milwaukee Brewers291811.6211.0149111388-910-2W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1327755.583
4814New York Yankees281414.5004.5113124-116-88-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1327557.568
5915Detroit Tigers231112.4785.012612064-87-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1387464.536
61325Cleveland Indians26818.3089.591143-522-96-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1357362.541
71426Toronto Blue Jays30822.26711.5118186-685-123-10L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1324587.341
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Minnesota Twins28208.714--1571292813-47-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1346272.463
257California Angels291712.5863.5162129339-58-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1337162.534
3610Texas Rangers271512.5564.512612066-69-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1356867.504
4712Kansas City Royals281513.5365.0165148174-911-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1347064.522
51017Chicago White Sox271215.4447.514313859-93-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1336172.459
61121Oakland Athletics291118.3799.5109159-504-87-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1334390.323
71223Seattle Mariners301020.33311.0131167-362-88-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1325775.432
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Montreal Expos25187.720--129100297-611-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1357758.570
223Philadelphia Phillies27198.704--12586399-510-3W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1356570.481
3511St. Louis Cardinals271512.5564.0116100166-78-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1357164.526
4613Chicago Cubs231211.5225.099100-13-69-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1396871.489
5919Pittsburgh Pirates251015.4008.0113119-64-86-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1378849.642
61122New York Mets25916.3609.096110-144-95-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1375483.394
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138Houston Astros291712.586--130118129-108-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1337261.541
249Cincinnati Reds281612.5710.513813267-49-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1337459.556
3716San Francisco Giants291316.4484.0129144-155-98-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1335875.436
4818Los Angeles Dodgers311318.4195.0115140-255-98-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1316665.504
51020San Diego Padres301218.4005.5145162-176-116-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1315675.427
61224Atlanta Braves27918.3337.0118142-244-105-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1335776.429


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Paul BlairOF35.097Signed as Free Agent by Reds. 
Joe ColemanP32.094Signed as Free Agent by Pirates.