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Sunday April 8,1979This date in baseball
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Games on 1979-04-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox5Baltimore Orioles1BoxRich WorthamDennis MartinezLerrin LaGrow
Boston Red Sox7Cleveland Indians6BoxDick DragoVictor Cruz(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Kansas City Royals8BoxPaul SplittorffMark Lemongello(none)
Milwaukee Brewers1New York Yankees2BoxTommy JohnLary SorensenRich Gossage
Minnesota Twins3Oakland Athletics1BoxGeoff ZahnMike Norris(none)
California Angels7Seattle Mariners5BoxDave LaRocheShane Rawley(none)
San Francisco Giants6Cincinnati Reds7BoxDoug BairJohn Curtis(none)
Atlanta Braves0Houston Astros2BoxJoe NiekroRick Matula(none)
San Diego Padres5Los Angeles Dodgers6BoxRick SutcliffeBob Shirley(none)
Montreal Expos5Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxRudy MayEnrique RomoDavid Palmer
Philadelphia Phillies2St. Louis Cardinals2Box(none)

Standings as of 1979-04-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1410Baltimore Orioles321.667--121110-02-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium15610056.641
269Boston Red Sox321.667--141041-11-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1578968.567
3511Milwaukee Brewers321.667--10642-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1589365.589
51116New York Yankees312.3331.0610-40-01-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1578869.561
4915Cleveland Indians312.3331.01014-40-11-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1588078.506
71421Toronto Blue Jays303.0002.0926-170-30-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium15953106.333
61223Detroit Tigers101.0001.028-60-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1608575.531
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
323Texas Rangers1101.0001.08261-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1618279.509
211Minnesota Twins3301.000--11563-00-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1597980.497
132Kansas City Royals3301.000--269170-03-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1598277.516
4713Seattle Mariners422.5001.5282260-02-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1586593.411
5814California Angels422.5001.52228-62-20-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1588672.544
61018Chicago White Sox312.3332.01112-11-20-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1577285.459
71325Oakland Athletics303.0003.0511-60-00-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum15954105.340
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126New York Mets2201.000--191092-00-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1606199.381
214St. Louis Cardinals3301.0000.513580-02-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1598376.522
3612Montreal Expos321.6670.5141312-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1579364.592
4717Pittsburgh Pirates312.3331.51314-10-01-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1599762.610
61124Philadelphia Phillies303.0002.5513-80-30-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1598475.528
51022Chicago Cubs202.0002.01019-90-00-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1608080.500
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Houston Astros3301.000--10190-03-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1598673.541
247Los Angeles Dodgers431.7500.52412120-03-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1587682.481
358San Francisco Giants431.7500.52816123-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1586890.430
4820Cincinnati Reds413.2502.51628-120-01-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1578968.567
5919San Diego Padres413.2502.51224-121-30-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1576790.427
61226Atlanta Braves303.0003.0110-90-30-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1576691.420