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Friday July 6,1979This 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 1979-07-06

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles3California Angels7BoxJim BarrSteve Stone(none)
Minnesota Twins5Cleveland Indians6BoxDan SpillnerPaul HartzellSid Monge
Chicago White Sox4Kansas City Royals1BoxSteve TroutPaul Splittorff(none)
Detroit Tigers7Milwaukee Brewers4BoxJack MorrisMoose HaasAurelio Lopez
Detroit Tigers5Milwaukee Brewers4BoxMilt WilcoxJim SlatonDave Tobik
New York Yankees4Oakland Athletics3BoxRon DavisSteve McCatty(none)
New York Yankees3Oakland Athletics0BoxTommy JohnDave Hamilton(none)
Boston Red Sox3Seattle Mariners5BoxFloyd BannisterDennis EckersleyByron McLaughlin
Toronto Blue Jays5Texas Rangers1BoxTom UnderwoodJohn Henry JohnsonTom Buskey
St. Louis Cardinals9Atlanta Braves5BoxJohn DennyEddie Solomon(none)
St. Louis Cardinals5Atlanta Braves4BoxGeorge FrazierCraig Skok(none)
Houston Astros4Chicago Cubs2BoxJoe NiekroLynn McGlothenJoe Sambito
Pittsburgh Pirates1Cincinnati Reds2BoxDoug BairGrant Jackson(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers4Montreal Expos6BoxDan SchatzederJerry ReussElias Sosa
San Diego Padres6New York Mets5BoxMark LeeTom Hausman(none)
San Francisco Giants1Philadelphia Phillies6BoxNino EspinosaJohn Curtis(none)

Standings as of 1979-07-06

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles825428.659--3933167723-1931-9L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium774829.623
222Boston Red Sox805030.6253.043032310718-2032-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park804139.513
357Milwaukee Brewers834736.5667.54143585622-2225-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium784830.615
468New York Yankees844638.5489.03653333220-2126-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I764333.566
5916Detroit Tigers793940.49413.5396388818-2321-17W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium824636.561
61018Cleveland Indians813744.45716.5353398-4517-2520-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium804436.550
71325Toronto Blue Jays852758.31828.5305450-14515-3012-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium772651.338
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135California Angels854936.576--4793908924-1925-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium773938.506
246Texas Rangers824735.5730.53773423519-1828-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium803644.450
379Minnesota Twins804337.5383.54153714422-1621-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium823943.476
4814Kansas City Royals824240.5125.5437442-520-2222-18L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium804337.538
51119Chicago White Sox813645.44411.0378390-1221-2115-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park793742.468
61221Seattle Mariners863749.43012.5381434-5315-2522-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome763046.395
71426Oakland Athletics862462.27925.5304492-1889-3415-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum763046.395
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Montreal Expos754629.613--3322636919-2327-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium854936.576
2310St. Louis Cardinals794237.5326.03763423414-1927-19W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II834439.530
3411Chicago Cubs764036.5266.5341358-1717-1723-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field864046.465
4512Pittsburgh Pirates774037.5197.03473133421-1819-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium855827.682
5613Philadelphia Phillies834340.5187.0361356521-2522-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium794138.519
61022New York Mets783345.42314.5300342-4216-2816-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium843054.357
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Houston Astros855332.624--3182922623-2130-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome773641.468
2715Cincinnati Reds844341.5129.5364355920-2423-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium774730.610
3817San Francisco Giants834043.48212.0396390617-2323-20L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park793148.392
4920San Diego Padres863848.44215.5321366-4513-2625-22W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium753045.400
51123Atlanta Braves843549.41717.5373421-4815-2720-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium763145.408
61224Los Angeles Dodgers843450.40518.5368399-3112-2822-22L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium784533.577


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Juan Bernhardt3B-1B25.309Traded by Mariners to White Sox for Rich Hinton. 
Keith ComstockP23.196Released by Angels. 
Rich HintonP32.045Traded by White Sox to Mariners for Juan Bernhardt. 
Fernando ValenzuelaP18.247Purchased by Dodgers from Yucatan (Mexican).