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Thursday May 31,1979This 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 1979-05-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees4Milwaukee Brewers5BoxJerry AugustineRay Burris(none)
Oakland Athletics2Minnesota Twins13BoxPaul HartzellRick Langford(none)
California Angels10Seattle Mariners12BoxByron McLaughlinMark ClearShane Rawley
Boston Red Sox3Texas Rangers2BoxDick DragoSparky Lyle(none)
Detroit Tigers1Toronto Blue Jays0BoxPat UnderwoodTom UnderwoodJohn Hiller
Cincinnati Reds0Houston Astros3BoxRick WilliamsFred Norman(none)
San Francisco Giants10Los Angeles Dodgers12BoxDon SuttonVida BlueBob Welch
Philadelphia Phillies0Montreal Expos1BoxScott SandersonLarry Christenson(none)
Chicago Cubs3Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxBruce KisonBruce Sutter(none)
Atlanta Braves1San Diego Padres3BoxEric RasmussenRick MatulaRollie Fingers
New York Mets6St. Louis Cardinals9BoxBob SykesMike ScottDarold Knowles

Standings as of 1979-05-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles483018.625--2441846015-1215-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1117239.649
245Boston Red Sox462719.5872.02221833910-1117-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1146450.561
3711Milwaukee Brewers512823.5493.52392003911-1617-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1106743.609
4813New York Yankees492623.5314.52172031412-1514-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1116348.568
5914Detroit Tigers432221.5125.5218210810-1212-9W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1186355.534
61120Cleveland Indians472126.4478.5187223-368-1413-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1146054.526
71426Toronto Blue Jays501238.24019.0185278-936-156-23L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1124171.366
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123California Angels503020.600--2772265116-1314-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1125854.518
234Minnesota Twins462719.5871.02492202916-711-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1165561.474
356Texas Rangers482820.5831.02192031613-915-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1145559.482
467Kansas City Royals492821.5711.52682501813-1215-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1135756.504
51016Chicago White Sox482424.5005.0234227713-1211-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1124963.438
61224Seattle Mariners511833.35312.5229273-446-1512-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1114962.441
71325Oakland Athletics501733.34013.0172280-1087-1910-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1123775.330
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Montreal Expos442915.659--2011683312-1217-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1166650.569
228Philadelphia Phillies482721.5634.02121852714-1113-10L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1145757.500
3410St. Louis Cardinals452520.5564.51971682910-1214-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1176156.521
4615Pittsburgh Pirates452322.5116.52151971811-1212-10W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1177542.641
51021Chicago Cubs452025.4449.5194231-379-1411-11L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1176057.513
61122New York Mets451728.37812.5176214-387-179-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1174671.393
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
139Houston Astros522923.558--2131902312-1417-9W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1106050.545
2512Cincinnati Reds492623.5311.5232230213-1313-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1126448.571
3717Los Angeles Dodgers522626.5003.0245228178-1518-11W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1105357.482
4818San Francisco Giants512526.4903.5242238411-1314-13L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1114665.414
5919San Diego Padres532429.4535.5212241-298-1616-13W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1084464.407
61223Atlanta Braves491831.3679.5212261-498-1710-14L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1114863.432