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Sunday September 2,1979This 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 1979-09-02

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins1Baltimore Orioles3BoxScott McGregorRoger Erickson(none)
Texas Rangers7Boston Red Sox6BoxJim KernDick Drago(none)
Milwaukee Brewers7Chicago White Sox2BoxMoose HaasKen Kravec(none)
California Angels5Cleveland Indians2BoxDave FrostRick WaitsMark Clear
Oakland Athletics5Detroit Tigers4BoxRick LangfordBruce Robbins(none)
Kansas City Royals5New York Yankees6BoxRich GossageSteve Mingori(none)
Seattle Mariners5Toronto Blue Jays8BoxDave StiebWayne TwitchellJesse Jefferson
Philadelphia Phillies2Atlanta Braves1BoxRon ReedJoey McLaughlin(none)
New York Mets5Houston Astros4BoxKevin KobelRandy NiemannNeil Allen
Chicago Cubs2Los Angeles Dodgers6BoxLerrin LaGrowBruce Sutter(none)
Cincinnati Reds1Montreal Expos13BoxSteve RogersMike LaCoss(none)
St. Louis Cardinals2San Diego Padres1BoxBob ForschMark Lee(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates5San Francisco Giants3BoxJohn CandelariaVida Blue(none)

Standings as of 1979-09-02

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1348846.657--63449613840-2648-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium251411.560
223Milwaukee Brewers1388256.5948.06916177437-3245-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium231310.565
334Boston Red Sox1337756.57910.572158513633-3345-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park271413.519
448New York Yankees1337360.54914.56075565131-3342-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I271611.593
5713Detroit Tigers1367264.52917.06716512033-3639-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium251312.520
6915Cleveland Indians1376968.50420.5646675-2932-3737-31L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium241212.500
71426Toronto Blue Jays1364492.32445.0510719-20920-4924-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium26917.346
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510California Angels1377463.540--74063710335-3439-29W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium251411.560
2612Kansas City Royals1367264.5291.57287161233-3639-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium261313.500
3814Minnesota Twins1357065.5193.06476113635-3235-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium271215.444
41017Texas Rangers1376671.4828.06306022830-3936-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium25178.680
51119Chicago White Sox1346074.44812.5603636-3334-3325-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park261313.500
61221Seattle Mariners1385880.42016.5611701-9026-4332-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome24915.375
71325Oakland Athletics1384692.33328.5500737-23720-4926-43W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum24816.333
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Pittsburgh Pirates1368155.596--6425489442-2739-28W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium26179.654
225Montreal Expos1287454.5783.05704739728-3546-19W5T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium322111.656
359St. Louis Cardinals1347361.5457.06135684534-3238-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II281315.464
4611Chicago Cubs1337162.5348.56085911730-3641-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field29920.310
5716Philadelphia Phillies1366868.50013.0574602-2832-3736-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium261610.615
61123New York Mets1335479.40625.5499583-8426-4027-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium29920.310
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Houston Astros1367759.566--489488132-3545-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome261214.462
247Cincinnati Reds1377760.5620.56345548036-3341-27L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium241311.542
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1366472.47113.0631630126-4238-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium261511.577
4920San Francisco Giants1376077.43817.5600642-4229-4131-36L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park251114.440
51022San Diego Padres1375780.41620.5507598-9122-4535-35L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium241113.458
61224Atlanta Braves1355382.39323.5566656-9025-4428-38L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium251312.520