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Baseball on Wednesday, May 09, 1979

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Games and Standings
Births, Deaths and Debuts
Feats and Milestones
VisHomeBoxWinning PitcherLosing pitcherHome RunsBest Hitter Impact
Oakland Athletics4Baltimore Orioles2BoxMike Norris (3-1)Jim Palmer (4-2)OAK  W Gross (7)Gary Roenicke (45.8)
California Angels8Boston Red Sox9BoxBill Campbell (1-1)Dave LaRoche (2-4)BOS  B Hobson (1), F Lynn 2 (13), C Yastrzemski (6)  CAL  B Downing (3)Fred Lynn (78.2)
Chicago White Sox5Detroit Tigers4BoxRoss Baumgarten (3-0)Milt Wilcox (2-2)CHA  R Garr (3)  DET  A Rodriguez (1)Ralph Garr (37.4)
Cleveland Indians8Milwaukee Brewers7BoxRick Waits (3-3)Mike Caldwell (4-3)CLE  B Bonds (5), T Harrah (2)  MIL  G Thomas (9)Bobby Bonds (38.3)
Seattle Mariners0New York Yankees5BoxEd Figueroa (3-3)Glenn Abbott (1-4)NYA  R Jackson (6)Reggie Jackson (16.0)
Kansas City Royals4Texas Rangers3BoxRich Gale (2-2)Fergie Jenkins (4-1)KCA  S Braun (1)Darrell Porter (16.9)
Pittsburgh Pirates17Atlanta Braves9BoxJim Bibby (2-1)Gene Garber (1-5)ATL  G Matthews (8)  PIT  J Milner (5), B Robinson 2 (7)Gary Matthews (55.8)
Cincinnati Reds7Chicago Cubs4BoxPaul Moskau (2-0)Lynn McGlothen (3-3)CHN  D Kingman (8)George Foster (38.4)
St. Louis Cardinals4Houston Astros5BoxBo McLaughlin (1-0)Tom Bruno (1-2)SLN  K Reitz (2)Terry Puhl (41.1)
New York Mets2Los Angeles Dodgers7BoxDon Sutton (4-3)Neil Allen (0-4)LAN  R Cey (5), S Garvey (5)Ron Cey (29.6)
Philadelphia Phillies2San Diego Padres0BoxDick Ruthven (6-0)Eric Rasmussen (0-3)NoneGreg Luzinski (23.7)
Montreal Expos2San Francisco Giants9BoxVida Blue (6-2)Ross Grimsley (3-1)NoneGary Carter (19.0)
Standings as of this date
American League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Boston Red Sox1810.643--1471117-611-4W1Game Log
Baltimore Orioles1911.6331.01591129-610-5L1Game Log
Milwaukee Brewers1812.6001.01561198-910-3L1Game Log
New York Yankees1514.5173.51181246-89-6W2Game Log
Detroit Tigers1113.4585.01301254-87-5L1Game Log
Cleveland Indians918.3338.5991503-96-9W1Game Log
Toronto Blue Jays822.26711.01181865-123-10L4Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Minnesota Twins208.714--15712913-47-4W3Game Log
California Angels1713.5674.01701389-68-7L1Game Log
Kansas City Royals1613.5524.51691515-911-4W1Game Log
Texas Rangers1513.5365.01291246-69-7L1Game Log
Chicago White Sox1315.4647.014814210-93-6W1Game Log
Oakland Athletics1218.4009.01131615-87-10W1Game Log
Seattle Mariners1021.32311.51311722-98-12L2Game Log
National League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Philadelphia Phillies208.714--1278610-510-3W6Game Log
Montreal Expos188.6921.01311097-711-1L1Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals1513.5365.01201056-88-6L1Game Log
Chicago Cubs1212.5006.01031073-69-6L2Game Log
Pittsburgh Pirates1115.4238.01301285-86-7W1Game Log
New York Mets917.34610.0981174-105-7L3Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Houston Astros1812.600--1351229-109-2W1Game Log
Cincinnati Reds1712.5860.51451368-49-8W2Game Log
San Francisco Giants1416.4674.01381465-99-7W1Game Log
Los Angeles Dodgers1418.4375.01221425-99-9W3Game Log
San Diego Padres1219.3876.51451646-116-8L4Game Log
Atlanta Braves919.3218.01271594-105-9L1Game Log

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