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Baseball on Wednesday, August 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
Milwaukee Brewers8Baltimore Orioles4BoxBill Travers (10-5)Don Stanhouse (6-2)BAL  B Ayala (4), K Singleton (29)  MIL  B Oglivie (21)Ken Singleton (38.4)
Cleveland Indians6Boston Red Sox4Box G1Rick Wise (12-6)Bob Stanley (11-8)BOS  J Rice (29)Toby Harrah (48.1)
Cleveland Indians8Boston Red Sox2Box G2Dan Spillner (6-2)Steve Renko (8-7)BOS  F Lynn (30)Tom Veryzer (15.9)
Texas Rangers16Detroit Tigers9Box G1Fergie Jenkins (12-8)Pat Underwood (6-3)DET  S Kemp (20), C Summers (12)  TEX  A Oliver (10), M Rivers (4), E Soderholm 2 (8)Eric Soderholm (35.5)
Texas Rangers4Detroit Tigers10Box G2Bruce Robbins (1-1)John Henry Johnson (4-14)DET  L Jones (3), J Wockenfuss 2 (13)John Wockenfuss (26.0)
Chicago White Sox3New York Yankees4BoxLuis Tiant (8-6)Steve Trout (6-5)NYA  C Chambliss (14)Chris Chambliss (58.5)
California Angels8Oakland Athletics1BoxDave Frost (11-7)Matt Keough (0-14)CAL  D Baylor (26), B Grich (21), J Rudi (11)  OAK  D Murphy (7)Don Baylor (16.9)
Minnesota Twins3Seattle Mariners1BoxDave Goltz (11-8)Floyd Bannister (6-11)NoneKen Landreaux (18.1)
Pittsburgh Pirates5Chicago Cubs2BoxKent Tekulve (6-6)Dick Tidrow (10-4)CHN  I DeJesus (5)  PIT  P Garner (8), B Madlock (10), J Milner (14)Barry Foote (34.8)
Atlanta Braves1Cincinnati Reds3BoxBill Bonham (6-5)Phil Niekro (14-15)CIN  D Concepcion (12), C Geronimo (3)Dave Concepcion (30.0)
Houston Astros4Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxJ.R. Richard (11-11)Burt Hooton (10-8)HOU  T Puhl (8)J.R. Richard (15.9)
St. Louis Cardinals8New York Mets4BoxPete Vuckovich (11-8)Andy Hassler (4-6)SLN  G Hendrick (9), K Reitz (6)Ted Simmons (29.4)
Montreal Expos3Philadelphia Phillies4BoxRon Reed (9-6)Elias Sosa (5-7)MON  L Parrish (16), T Perez (11), E Valentine (17)  PHI  M Schmidt (39), M Trillo (4)Mike Schmidt (20.8)
San Diego Padres7San Francisco Giants10BoxJohn Curtis (7-7)Bob Shirley (5-12)SDN  D Winfield (26)  SFN  D Evans (15), M Ivie 2 (19)Darrell Evans (23.8)
Standings as of this date
American League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Baltimore Orioles7438.661--54441835-2539-13L4Game Log
Boston Red Sox6843.6135.561547931-2737-16L2Game Log
Milwaukee Brewers6648.5799.056150730-2636-22W2Game Log
New York Yankees6151.54513.050345526-2935-22W1Game Log
Detroit Tigers5754.51416.554853526-3031-24W1Game Log
Cleveland Indians5756.50417.552357726-3031-26W2Game Log
Toronto Blue Jays3478.30440.041058415-4119-37W1Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
California Angels6550.565--62551031-2834-22W1Game Log
Minnesota Twins5952.5324.055250331-2528-27W2Game Log
Texas Rangers5954.5225.053749125-2934-25L1Game Log
Kansas City Royals5655.5057.057258227-3029-25L1Game Log
Chicago White Sox4961.44513.550854129-2620-35L1Game Log
Seattle Mariners4867.41717.050558621-3427-33L2Game Log
Oakland Athletics3480.29830.540163613-4121-39L1Game Log
National League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Pittsburgh Pirates6448.571--52145831-2333-25W1Game Log
Montreal Expos6147.5652.049041123-2938-18L2Game Log
Chicago Cubs5850.5374.049748924-2734-23L1Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals5753.5186.050548026-3030-24W4Game Log
Philadelphia Phillies5856.5097.049751425-3633-20W2Game Log
New York Mets4863.43215.541848922-3525-29L4Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Houston Astros6748.583--43043426-2941-19W1Game Log
Cincinnati Reds6353.5434.554147629-2834-25W1Game Log
San Francisco Giants5559.48211.553053027-3428-25W3Game Log
San Diego Padres5065.43517.043949720-3730-28L4Game Log
Los Angeles Dodgers4964.43417.053055517-3932-25L1Game Log
Atlanta Braves4670.39721.551057519-4027-30L1Game Log

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