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Saturday, May 5,1979

Saturday, May 5,1979

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Games on this date
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year gametype box date visiting Team visscore home team homescore box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1979 reg season 1979-05-05 California Angels 1 Baltimore Orioles 9 box | pbp Memorial Stadium Jim Palmer Don Aase -- 20,455 2:37
1979 reg season 1979-05-05 Seattle Mariners 4 Boston Red Sox 11 box | pbp Fenway Park Dennis Eckersley Odell Jones Dick Drago 25,714 2:58
1979 reg season 1979-05-05 Kansas City Royals 3 Cleveland Indians 2 box | pbp Cleveland Stadium Rich Gale Rick Wise Al Hrabosky 9,529 2:53
1979 reg season 1979-05-05 Toronto Blue Jays 1 Milwaukee Brewers 6 box | pbp County Stadium Jim Slaton Dave Lemanczyk -- 14,910 2:04
1979 reg season 1979-05-05 Detroit Tigers 8 Minnesota Twins 4 box | pbp Metropolitan Stadium Jack Billingham Paul Hartzell -- 15,002 2:47
1979 reg season 1979-05-05 Oakland Athletics 4 New York Yankees 5 box | pbp Yankee Stadium I Tommy John Dave Heaverlo -- 30,167 2:37
1979 reg season 1979-05-05 Chicago White Sox 7 Texas Rangers 6 box | pbp Arlington Stadium Rich Wortham Dock Ellis Mike Proly 27,901 2:25
1979 reg season 1979-05-05 Atlanta Braves 3 Chicago Cubs 9 box | pbp Wrigley Field Dennis Lamp Phil Niekro -- 16,312 2:04
1979 reg season 1979-05-05 Houston Astros 2 Cincinnati Reds 6 box | pbp Cinergy Field Tom Hume Joaquin Andujar Frank Pastore 25,044 2:13
1979 reg season 1979-05-05 Philadelphia Phillies 11 Los Angeles Dodgers 0 box | pbp Dodger Stadium Dick Ruthven Andy Messersmith -- 45,169 2:31
1979 reg season 1979-05-05 Montreal Expos 3 San Diego Padres 6 box | pbp Qualcomm Stadium Steve Mura Woodie Fryman Rollie Fingers 45,500 2:32
1979 reg season 1979-05-05 New York Mets 4 San Francisco Giants 6 box | pbp Candlestick Park Gary Lavelle Jesse Orosco -- 6,960 2:38
1979 reg season 1979-05-05 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 St. Louis Cardinals 5 box | pbp Busch Stadium II Grant Jackson Pete Vuckovich Ed Whitson 17,440 3:04
13 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • Select Rows: Single-click rows to select multiple rows for future action or visibility.
  • Hide Rows: Click the` minus sign in the first column to hide the row in the grid.
  • Restore Rows: Once rows are filtered, click RESTORE ROWS to show all rows once again
  • Sort: Click a column in the first header row to sort data by values in that column. Click again to reverse the original sort. Some cells have custom sort keys that will sort them logically instead of alphanumerically.
  • Compare/Analyze: Click multiple rows for players of interest. In addition to filtering, you can quickly COMPARE player stats or use the MULTI-PLAYER STAT VIEWER to view multiple player cards on the same page.
  • Leaders: On stat grids. Top-10 ranked statistics are highlighted in gray. #1 rank is in light green. (PREMIUM setting)
  • Export to CSV: Click CSV to convert the full grid into a comma-delimeted display. From there, you can copy/paste to another application.
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1979 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 24 16 8 .667 0.0 125 86 39 W3 7-6 9-2 1 2 3 Yes dnq
1979 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 26 17 9 .654 0.0 140 101 39 W5 9-6 8-3 2 3 5 Yes Lost World Series (Pirates)
1979 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 27 16 11 .593 1.5 136 106 30 W1 8-9 8-2 3 5 8 Yes dnq
1979 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 25 12 13 .480 4.5 98 104 -6 W1 6-8 6-5 4 8 15 -- dnq
1979 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 20 9 11 .450 5.0 105 99 6 W1 4-7 5-4 5 10 17 -- dnq
1979 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 27 8 19 .296 9.5 111 160 -49 L1 5-9 3-10 6 13 25 -- dnq
1979 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 24 7 17 .292 9.0 81 130 -49 L3 2-8 5-9 7 14 26 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1979 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 25 17 8 .680 0.0 126 116 10 L1 13-4 4-4 1 1 2 Yes dnq
1979 AL West California Angels franchise | log 26 16 10 .615 1.5 148 112 36 L1 8-3 8-7 2 4 6 Yes Lost ALCS (Orioles)
1979 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 24 14 10 .583 2.5 112 100 12 L1 6-6 8-4 3 6 9 -- dnq
1979 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 25 14 11 .560 3.0 144 129 15 W2 3-7 11-4 4 7 10 -- dnq
1979 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 24 11 13 .458 5.5 128 123 5 W1 8-7 3-6 5 9 16 -- dnq
1979 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 26 10 16 .385 7.5 97 142 -45 L1 3-6 7-10 6 11 21 -- dnq
1979 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 27 8 19 .296 10.0 113 156 -43 L5 0-7 8-12 7 12 24 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1979 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 23 16 7 .696 0.0 118 95 23 L1 5-6 11-1 1 1 1 Yes dnq
1979 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 24 16 8 .667 0.5 101 72 29 W2 6-5 10-3 2 2 4 Yes dnq
1979 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 21 11 10 .524 4.0 78 79 -1 W2 3-6 8-4 3 5 12 Yes dnq
1979 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 25 13 12 .520 4.0 108 97 11 L1 5-7 7-6 4 6 13 -- dnq
1979 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 22 9 13 .409 6.5 106 109 -3 W1 3-6 6-7 5 9 19 -- Won World Series (Orioles)
1979 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 22 8 14 .364 7.5 87 98 -11 L4 3-7 5-7 6 11 22 -- dnq
year league division teamname links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lgrk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1979 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 26 16 10 .615 0.0 116 95 21 L2 8-9 8-1 1 3 7 Yes dnq
1979 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 25 14 11 .560 1.5 111 112 -1 W3 6-4 8-7 2 4 11 Yes Lost NLCS (Pirates)
1979 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 27 13 14 .481 3.5 125 135 -10 W4 5-9 8-5 3 7 14 -- dnq
1979 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 27 12 15 .444 4.5 126 135 -9 W1 6-11 6-4 4 8 18 -- dnq
1979 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 28 11 17 .393 6.0 107 132 -25 L2 5-9 6-8 5 10 20 -- dnq
1979 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 24 8 16 .333 7.0 99 123 -24 L3 4-9 4-7 6 12 23 -- dnq
26 record(s)