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Sunday July 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 1979-07-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles3California Angels2BoxScott McGregorDon AaseDon Stanhouse
Minnesota Twins4Cleveland Indians5BoxVictor CruzMike Marshall(none)
Minnesota Twins7Cleveland Indians2BoxDave GoltzRick Waits(none)
Chicago White Sox4Kansas City Royals2BoxFrancisco BarriosMarty PattinRandy Scarbery
Detroit Tigers4Milwaukee Brewers5BoxMike CaldwellJohn Hiller(none)
Detroit Tigers1Milwaukee Brewers3BoxBill TraversDan Petry(none)
New York Yankees2Oakland Athletics0BoxLuis TiantBrian Kingman(none)
Boston Red Sox8Seattle Mariners2BoxSteve RenkoByron McLaughlin(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Texas Rangers4BoxSteve ComerBalor MooreSparky Lyle
St. Louis Cardinals5Atlanta Braves6BoxGene GarberMark Littell(none)
Houston Astros0Chicago Cubs10BoxMike KrukowKen ForschDonnie Moore
Pittsburgh Pirates2Cincinnati Reds4BoxFred NormanJohn Candelaria(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2Cincinnati Reds1BoxGrant JacksonDave TomlinKent Tekulve
Los Angeles Dodgers8Montreal Expos6BoxRick SutcliffeRoss GrimsleyLerrin LaGrow
San Diego Padres5New York Mets3BoxGaylord PerryKevin Kobel(none)
San Diego Padres1New York Mets4BoxAndy HasslerBob ShirleyTom Hausman
San Francisco Giants3Philadelphia Phillies5BoxSteve CarltonBob Knepper(none)

Standings as of 1979-07-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles845529.655--3973286924-2031-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium754728.627
222Boston Red Sox825230.6342.044833311520-2032-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park783939.500
357Milwaukee Brewers864937.5707.04253695622-2227-15W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium754629.613
468New York Yankees864838.5588.03753363922-2126-17W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I744133.554
5916Detroit Tigers824042.48814.0407399819-2521-17L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium794534.570
61018Cleveland Indians843945.46416.0369412-4317-2522-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium774235.545
71325Toronto Blue Jays872760.31029.5308456-14815-3212-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium752649.347
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Texas Rangers844935.583--3833453819-1830-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium783444.436
246California Angels875037.5750.54913949724-1926-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium753837.507
3710Minnesota Twins834439.5304.54293874223-1821-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium793841.481
4815Kansas City Royals844341.5126.0443449-620-2223-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium784236.538
51120Chicago White Sox833746.44611.5385396-1122-2215-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park773641.468
61222Seattle Mariners883751.42014.0391452-6115-2522-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome743044.405
71426Oakland Athletics882464.27327.0307502-1959-3415-30L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum743044.405
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Montreal Expos774730.610--3402726819-2328-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium834835.578
239Chicago Cubs794336.5445.0365361417-1726-19W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field833746.446
3411St. Louis Cardinals814239.5197.03833582514-2127-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II814437.543
4512Philadelphia Phillies854441.5187.0372367521-2523-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium774037.519
5714Pittsburgh Pirates804139.5137.53533242922-2019-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium825725.695
61123New York Mets813447.42015.0310359-4916-2817-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium812952.358
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Houston Astros885335.602--321316523-2430-11L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome743638.486
2613Cincinnati Reds874542.5177.53753611420-2425-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium744529.608
3817San Francisco Giants854144.48210.5407401618-2423-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park773047.390
4919San Diego Padres894049.44913.5338376-3815-2725-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium722844.389
51021Atlanta Braves863749.43015.0389428-3915-2722-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium742945.392
61224Los Angeles Dodgers863551.40717.0377407-3013-2922-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium764432.579