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Baseball on Saturday, May 05, 1979

This research section allows you to see a list of events that occured on a particular date in baseball history. Games, standings and feats are available since 1957 while other data is available since 1903.

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Games and Standings
Births, Deaths and Debuts
Feats and Milestones
VisHomeBoxWinning PitcherLosing pitcherHome RunsBest Hitter Impact
California Angels1Baltimore Orioles9BoxJim Palmer (4-1)Don Aase (2-3)BAL  L May (6), G Roenicke (4)Lee May (27.7)
Seattle Mariners4Boston Red Sox11BoxDennis Eckersley (3-1)Odell Jones (0-2)BOS  F Lynn (10), J Rice (3)Carl Yastrzemski (17.5)
Kansas City Royals3Cleveland Indians2BoxRich Gale (1-2)Rick Wise (3-3)KCA  H McRae (3)Hal McRae (27.5)
Toronto Blue Jays1Milwaukee Brewers6BoxJim Slaton (3-1)Dave Lemanczyk (2-1)MIL  B Oglivie (7)  TOR  R Carty (5)Charlie Moore (22.8)
Detroit Tigers8Minnesota Twins4BoxJack Billingham (2-3)Paul Hartzell (1-1)MIN  B Wynegar (3)Rusty Staub (23.2)
Oakland Athletics4New York Yankees5BoxTommy John (6-0)Dave Heaverlo (2-1)NYA  M Rivers (1)Mickey Rivers (47.0)
Chicago White Sox7Texas Rangers6BoxRich Wortham (4-2)Dock Ellis (1-2)CHA  E Soderholm (1)  TEX  J Ellis (1), B Wills (1)Eric Soderholm (29.6)
Atlanta Braves3Chicago Cubs9BoxDennis Lamp (3-0)Phil Niekro (3-5)ATL  G Hubbard (1)  CHN  I DeJesus (2), B Foote (2), J Martin (2), B Murcer (3)Jerry Martin (29.7)
Houston Astros2Cincinnati Reds6BoxTom Hume (3-3)Joaquin Andujar (3-1)HOU  C Cedeno (3)Joe Morgan (16.3)
Philadelphia Phillies11Los Angeles Dodgers0BoxDick Ruthven (5-0)Andy Messersmith (1-2)PHI  M Schmidt 2 (8)Greg Luzinski (20.5)
Montreal Expos3San Diego Padres6BoxSteve Mura (2-0)Woodie Fryman (1-2)MON  A Dawson (8), C Speier (2)  SDN  D Winfield 2 (7)Andre Dawson (32.2)
New York Mets4San Francisco Giants6BoxGary Lavelle (2-0)Jesse Orosco (1-1)NYN  L Mazzilli (3)  SFN  J Clark (4)Lee Mazzilli (18.4)
Pittsburgh Pirates6St. Louis Cardinals5BoxGrant Jackson (2-0)Pete Vuckovich (2-2)SLN  T Simmons (6)Willie Stargell (65.7)
Standings as of this date
American League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Boston Red Sox168.667--125867-69-2W3Game Log
Baltimore Orioles179.6541.01401019-68-3W5Game Log
Milwaukee Brewers1611.5931.51361068-98-2W1Game Log
New York Yankees1213.4804.5981046-86-5W1Game Log
Detroit Tigers911.4505.0105994-75-4W1Game Log
Toronto Blue Jays819.2969.51111605-93-10L1Game Log
Cleveland Indians717.2929.0811302-85-9L3Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Minnesota Twins178.680--12611613-44-4L1Game Log
California Angels1610.6151.51481128-38-7L1Game Log
Texas Rangers1410.5832.51121006-68-4L1Game Log
Kansas City Royals1411.5603.01441293-711-4W2Game Log
Chicago White Sox1113.4585.51281238-73-6W1Game Log
Oakland Athletics1016.3857.5971423-67-10L1Game Log
Seattle Mariners819.29610.01131560-78-12L5Game Log
National League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Montreal Expos167.696--118955-611-1L1Game Log
Philadelphia Phillies168.6670.5101726-510-3W2Game Log
Chicago Cubs1110.5244.078793-68-4W2Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals1312.5204.0108975-77-6L1Game Log
Pittsburgh Pirates913.4096.51061093-66-7W1Game Log
New York Mets814.3647.587983-75-7L4Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Houston Astros1610.615--116958-98-1L2Game Log
Cincinnati Reds1411.5601.51111126-48-7W3Game Log
San Francisco Giants1314.4813.51251355-98-5W4Game Log
San Diego Padres1215.4444.51261356-116-4W1Game Log
Los Angeles Dodgers1117.3936.01071325-96-8L2Game Log
Atlanta Braves816.3337.0991234-94-7L3Game Log

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