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Wednesday August 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 1979-08-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Milwaukee Brewers8Baltimore Orioles4BoxBill TraversDon Stanhouse(none)
Cleveland Indians6Boston Red Sox4BoxRick WiseBob StanleySid Monge
Cleveland Indians8Boston Red Sox2BoxDan SpillnerSteve Renko(none)
Texas Rangers16Detroit Tigers9BoxFergie JenkinsPat Underwood(none)
Texas Rangers4Detroit Tigers10BoxBruce RobbinsJohn Henry Johnson(none)
Chicago White Sox3New York Yankees4BoxLuis TiantSteve TroutRon Davis
California Angels8Oakland Athletics1BoxDave FrostMatt Keough(none)
Minnesota Twins3Seattle Mariners1BoxDave GoltzFloyd BannisterMike Marshall
Pittsburgh Pirates5Chicago Cubs2BoxKent TekulveDick Tidrow(none)
Atlanta Braves1Cincinnati Reds3BoxBill BonhamPhil Niekro(none)
Houston Astros4Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxJ.R. RichardBurt Hooton(none)
St. Louis Cardinals8New York Mets4BoxPete VuckovichAndy Hassler(none)
Montreal Expos3Philadelphia Phillies4BoxRon ReedElias Sosa(none)
San Diego Padres7San Francisco Giants10BoxJohn CurtisBob ShirleyGary Lavelle

Standings as of 1979-08-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1127438.661--54441812635-2539-13L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium472819.596
222Boston Red Sox1116843.6135.561547913631-2737-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park492326.469
334Milwaukee Brewers1146648.5799.05615075430-2636-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium472918.617
458New York Yankees1126151.54513.05034554826-2935-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I482820.583
5814Detroit Tigers1115754.51416.55485351326-3031-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium502822.560
61017Cleveland Indians1135756.50417.5523577-5426-3031-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium482424.500
71325Toronto Blue Jays1123478.30440.0410584-17415-4119-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium501931.380
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146California Angels1156550.565--62551011531-2834-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium472324.489
2611Minnesota Twins1115952.5324.05525034931-2528-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium512328.451
3712Texas Rangers1135954.5225.05374914625-2934-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium492425.490
4916Kansas City Royals1115655.5057.0572582-1027-3029-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium512922.569
51119Chicago White Sox1104961.44513.5508541-3329-2620-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park502426.480
61223Seattle Mariners1154867.41717.0505586-8121-3427-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome471928.404
71426Oakland Athletics1143480.29830.5401636-23513-4121-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum482028.417
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Pittsburgh Pirates1126448.571--5214586331-2333-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium503416.680
237Montreal Expos1086147.5651.04904117923-2938-18L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium523418.654
3510Chicago Cubs1085850.5374.0497489824-2734-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field542232.407
4613St. Louis Cardinals1105753.5186.05054802526-3030-24W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II522923.558
5715Philadelphia Phillies1145856.5097.0497514-1725-3633-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium482622.542
61122New York Mets1114863.43215.5418489-7122-3525-29L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium511536.294
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Houston Astros1156748.583--430434-426-2941-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome472225.468
249Cincinnati Reds1166353.5434.55414766529-2834-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium452718.600
3818San Francisco Giants1145559.48211.5530530027-3428-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park481632.333
4920San Diego Padres1155065.43517.0439497-5820-3730-28L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium461828.391
51021Los Angeles Dodgers1134964.43417.0530555-2517-3932-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium493019.612
61224Atlanta Braves1164670.39721.5510575-6519-4027-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium442024.455