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Baseball on Tuesday, May 08, 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
Oakland Athletics2Baltimore Orioles8BoxMike Flanagan (5-2)Jim Todd (2-2)BAL  L May (7), E Murray (3), G Roenicke (6)Gary Roenicke (20.0)
California Angels10Boston Red Sox2BoxChris Knapp (2-0)Chuck Rainey (1-2)BOS  D Evans (6)  CAL  C Lansford 2 (3), J Rudi (5)Joe Rudi (24.2)
Chicago White Sox8Detroit Tigers10BoxJack Billingham (3-3)Randy Scarbery (1-1)CHA  M Foley (2), E Soderholm (3)  DET  J Morales (2)Jerry Morales (32.1)
Cleveland Indians5Milwaukee Brewers9BoxMoose Haas (2-1)Wayne Garland (0-4)MIL  S Lezcano (5)Paul Molitor (17.9)
Toronto Blue Jays6Minnesota Twins16BoxMike Bacsik (1-0)Mike Willis (0-2)MIN  C Kusick 2 (3), K Landreaux (4), R Smalley 2 (8)  TOR  O Velez (3)Ken Landreaux (48.6)
Seattle Mariners3New York Yankees5BoxJim Beattie (1-1)Floyd Bannister (1-4)NYA  R Jackson (5)  SEA  W Horton (5)Willie Horton (37.1)
Kansas City Royals7Texas Rangers8BoxJim Kern (4-0)Larry Gura (1-4)TEX  J Ellis (2), J Sundberg (1)Jim Sundberg (34.6)
Pittsburgh Pirates1Atlanta Braves4BoxEddie Solomon (2-1)Rick Rhoden (0-1)NoneGlenn Hubbard (31.5)
Cincinnati Reds8Chicago Cubs7BoxMike LaCoss (3-0)Ken Holtzman (2-2)CHN  B Murcer (4)  CIN  D Concepcion (3)Steve Ontiveros (22.4)
St. Louis Cardinals4Houston Astros1BoxPete Vuckovich (3-2)Ken Forsch (3-2)SLN  G Hendrick (2), D Iorg (1)George Hendrick (57.4)
New York Mets2Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxRick Sutcliffe (3-2)Dale Murray (2-4)NoneRon Cey (24.1)
Philadelphia Phillies9San Diego Padres8BoxJim Kaat (1-0)John D'Acquisto (2-3)SDN  J Turner (3)Pete Rose (54.3)
Montreal Expos4San Francisco Giants0BoxScott Sanderson (2-2)Ed Halicki (2-3)MON  L Parrish (1)Larry Parrish (19.0)
Standings as of this date
American League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Baltimore Orioles1910.655--1571089-610-4W1Game Log
Boston Red Sox1710.6301.01381037-610-4L1Game Log
Milwaukee Brewers1811.6211.01491118-910-2W3Game Log
New York Yankees1414.5004.51131246-88-6W1Game Log
Detroit Tigers1112.4785.01261204-87-4W2Game Log
Cleveland Indians818.3089.5911432-96-9L1Game Log
Toronto Blue Jays822.26711.51181865-123-10L4Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Minnesota Twins208.714--15712913-47-4W3Game Log
California Angels1712.5863.51621299-58-7W1Game Log
Texas Rangers1512.5564.51261206-69-6W1Game Log
Kansas City Royals1513.5365.01651484-911-4L1Game Log
Chicago White Sox1215.4447.51431389-93-6L2Game Log
Oakland Athletics1118.3799.51091594-87-10L1Game Log
Seattle Mariners1020.33311.01311672-88-12L1Game Log
National League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Montreal Expos187.720--1291007-611-1W2Game Log
Philadelphia Phillies198.7041.0125869-510-3W5Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals1512.5564.01161006-78-6W2Game Log
Chicago Cubs1211.5225.0991003-69-5L1Game Log
Pittsburgh Pirates1015.4008.01131194-86-7L1Game Log
New York Mets916.3609.0961104-95-7L2Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Houston Astros1712.586--1301189-108-2L1Game Log
Cincinnati Reds1612.5710.51381327-49-8W1Game Log
San Francisco Giants1316.4484.01291445-98-7L2Game Log
Los Angeles Dodgers1318.4195.01151405-98-9W2Game Log
San Diego Padres1218.4005.51451626-116-7L3Game Log
Atlanta Braves918.3337.01181424-105-8W1Game Log

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