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Thursday August 2,1979This date in baseball
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Games on 1979-08-02

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox10Milwaukee Brewers1BoxMike TorrezBill Travers(none)
San Diego Padres2Atlanta Braves7BoxTony BrizzolaraGaylord Perry(none)
Chicago Cubs4Montreal Expos6BoxDan SchatzederBill CaudillElias Sosa
Philadelphia Phillies7New York Mets4BoxRon ReedAndy Hassler(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1New York Mets2BoxPete FalconeKevin SaucierNeil Allen
St. Louis Cardinals5Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxGeorge FrazierGrant JacksonDarold Knowles

Standings as of 1979-08-02

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1067234.679--52339113233-2339-11W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium533023.566
222Boston Red Sox1046440.6157.056044411628-2636-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park562729.482
333Milwaukee Brewers1086345.58310.05284616728-2635-19L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium533221.604
458New York Yankees1065848.54714.04824315126-2932-19W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I543123.574
5815Detroit Tigers1035251.50518.5504499526-3026-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium583325.569
61017Cleveland Indians1065353.50019.0482527-4524-2929-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium552827.509
71325Toronto Blue Jays1073275.29940.5381551-17015-4117-34L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium552134.382
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146California Angels1086147.565--58747910827-2534-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium542727.500
2610Texas Rangers1055649.5333.54824374522-2434-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium572730.474
3712Minnesota Twins1045549.5294.05214734829-2426-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium582731.466
4916Kansas City Royals1055352.5056.5541553-1224-2729-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium573225.561
51121Chicago White Sox1054659.43813.5481518-3726-2420-35L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park552728.491
61222Seattle Mariners1094663.42215.5483560-7721-3425-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome532132.396
71426Oakland Athletics1083177.28730.0375606-23111-4020-37W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum542331.426
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Montreal Expos1025943.578--4643877723-2736-16W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium583622.621
237Pittsburgh Pirates1055847.5522.54824275530-2228-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium574017.702
3511Chicago Cubs1025448.5295.0461467-624-2730-21L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field602634.433
4613Philadelphia Phillies1075651.5235.5475477-225-3131-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium552827.509
5714St. Louis Cardinals1035350.5156.54714541722-2730-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II593326.559
61020New York Mets1044658.44214.0395449-5420-3325-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium581741.293
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Houston Astros1096247.569--401415-1425-2837-19W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome532726.509
249Cincinnati Reds1105951.5363.55134635029-2830-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium513120.608
3818San Francisco Giants1085256.4819.5503497626-3126-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park541935.352
4919San Diego Padres1104961.44513.5422464-4219-3330-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium511932.373
51123Los Angeles Dodgers1074562.42116.0495529-3417-3928-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium553421.618
61224Atlanta Braves1094564.41317.0497550-5318-3427-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium512130.412


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jose CardenalOF35.300Purchased by Mets from Phillies.