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Friday April 6,1979This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Games on 1979-04-06

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox3Baltimore Orioles5BoxJim PalmerKen Kravec(none)
Minnesota Twins5Oakland Athletics3BoxDave GoltzRick LangfordMike Marshall
California Angels6Seattle Mariners14BoxByron McLaughlinNolan Ryan(none)
San Francisco Giants7Cincinnati Reds2BoxJohn MontefuscoTom HumeGary Lavelle
Atlanta Braves1Houston Astros2BoxJ.R. RichardPhil NiekroJoaquin Andujar
San Diego Padres1Los Angeles Dodgers10BoxDon SuttonRandy Jones(none)
Montreal Expos3Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxElias SosaKent Tekulve(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1St. Louis Cardinals8BoxJohn DennySteve Carlton(none)

Standings as of 1979-04-06

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1111Baltimore Orioles1101.000--5320-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium15810157.639
2610Boston Red Sox1101.000--7160-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1599069.566
344Milwaukee Brewers1101.000--5141-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1609466.588
5918New York Yankees101.0001.015-40-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1598970.560
61114Toronto Blue Jays101.0001.0211-90-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium16153108.329
4720Cleveland Indians101.0001.017-60-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1608179.506
71325Detroit Tigers000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1618576.528
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
155Kansas City Royals1101.000--11290-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1618477.522
328Seattle Mariners2201.0000.5191090-02-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1606595.406
233Minnesota Twins1101.000--5321-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1618180.503
4822Chicago White Sox101.0001.035-20-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1597386.459
51017Oakland Athletics101.0001.035-20-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum16154107.335
61224California Angels202.0001.51019-90-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1608872.550
71426Texas Rangers000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1628379.512
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
319St. Louis Cardinals1101.000--8170-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1618576.528
232New York Mets1101.000--10641-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1616299.385
141Montreal Expos1101.000--3211-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1599465.591
5916Philadelphia Phillies101.0001.018-70-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1618477.522
61015Pittsburgh Pirates101.0001.023-10-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1619863.609
41123Chicago Cubs101.0001.0610-40-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1618081.497
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
156Houston Astros1101.000--2110-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1618873.547
227San Francisco Giants2201.0000.5187112-00-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1606991.431
3613Los Angeles Dodgers211.5000.513580-01-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1607882.488
4712San Diego Padres211.5000.5513-81-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1596792.421
6821Cincinnati Reds202.0001.5718-110-00-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1599069.566
51219Atlanta Braves101.0001.012-10-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1596693.415


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Kim Allen2B-OF26.001Purchased by Maracaibo (Inter-American) from Orioles. 
Randy Bass1B25.024Purchased by Expos from Royals. 
Mike Sember3B26.041Signed as Free Agent by Blue Jays.