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Sunday August 5,1979This 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 1979-08-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Texas Rangers2Cleveland Indians6BoxLen BarkerDoc Medich(none)
Texas Rangers14Cleveland Indians3BoxDanny DarwinMike Paxton(none)
Kansas City Royals3Detroit Tigers2BoxDennis LeonardDan PetryDan Quisenberry
Boston Red Sox7Milwaukee Brewers2BoxDennis EckersleyLary Sorensen(none)
Boston Red Sox19Milwaukee Brewers5BoxWin RemmerswaalJerry Augustine(none)
California Angels11Minnesota Twins7BoxDave LaRocheRoger EricksonMark Clear
California Angels1Minnesota Twins7BoxPete RedfernSteve EddyMike Marshall
Baltimore Orioles2New York Yankees3BoxTommy JohnMike Flanagan(none)
Oakland Athletics9Seattle Mariners8BoxBrian KingmanJohn MontagueDave Hamilton
Chicago White Sox5Toronto Blue Jays4BoxKen KravecDave LemanczykEd Farmer
St. Louis Cardinals2Chicago Cubs3BoxGuillermo HernandezSilvio MartinezBruce Sutter
St. Louis Cardinals5Chicago Cubs4BoxBob ForschKen HoltzmanMark Littell
San Diego Padres1Cincinnati Reds9BoxFrank PastoreRandy Jones(none)
Atlanta Braves2Houston Astros3BoxBert RobergeGene GarberJoe Sambito
San Francisco Giants1Los Angeles Dodgers8BoxDon SuttonBob Knepper(none)
New York Mets4Montreal Expos2BoxDock EllisRoss GrimsleyEd Glynn
New York Mets3Montreal Expos7BoxRudy MayWayne Twitchell(none)
Philadelphia Phillies8Pittsburgh Pirates12BoxKent TekulveRawly Eastwick(none)
Philadelphia Phillies2Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxEnrique RomoDickie NolesKent Tekulve

Standings as of 1979-08-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1097435.679--53139813335-2439-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium502822.560
222Boston Red Sox1086741.6206.559746213531-2736-14W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park522428.462
336Milwaukee Brewers1126448.57111.55464984828-2636-22L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium493118.633
458New York Yankees1095950.54115.04894395026-2933-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I513021.588
5813Detroit Tigers1075453.50519.0518512626-3028-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium543123.574
61016Cleveland Indians1105555.50019.5506559-5324-2931-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium512625.510
71325Toronto Blue Jays1103377.30041.5395566-17115-4118-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium522032.385
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147California Angels1126349.563--60749810929-2734-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium502525.500
2611Texas Rangers1095851.5323.55144615324-2634-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium532528.472
3712Minnesota Twins1085751.5284.05404934729-2428-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium542529.463
4915Kansas City Royals1095554.5056.5554567-1326-2929-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium533023.566
51120Chicago White Sox1084860.44413.0496532-3628-2520-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park522527.481
61223Seattle Mariners1124765.42016.0495574-7921-3426-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome502030.400
71426Oakland Athletics1113378.29729.5389618-22913-4120-37W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum512130.412
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Montreal Expos1066145.575--4854038223-2738-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium543420.630
235Pittsburgh Pirates1106347.573--5144417330-2233-25W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium523517.673
3510Chicago Cubs1065749.5384.0480482-224-2733-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field562333.411
4614St. Louis Cardinals1075453.5057.54864731323-3030-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II553223.582
5717Philadelphia Phillies1125656.5008.0489509-2025-3631-20L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium502822.560
6919New York Mets1084860.44414.0411470-5922-3525-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium541539.278
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Houston Astros1136647.584--418423-525-2841-19W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome492326.469
249Cincinnati Reds1136152.5405.05334716229-2832-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium482919.604
3818San Francisco Giants1115259.46813.0510520-1026-3426-25L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park511932.373
41021San Diego Padres1135063.44216.0430484-5420-3530-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium481830.375
51122Los Angeles Dodgers1104862.43616.5518536-1817-3931-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium523121.596
61224Atlanta Braves1134568.39821.0505567-6218-3827-30L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium472126.447