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Monday April 9,1979This 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.

1979 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
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Games on 1979-04-09

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers7Kansas City Royals3BoxMilt WilcoxRich GaleJohn Hiller
Oakland Athletics2Seattle Mariners5BoxFloyd BannisterJohn Henry JohnsonShane Rawley
Cincinnati Reds9Atlanta Braves4BoxTom SeaverMickey Mahler(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers2Houston Astros1BoxBob WelchVern RuhleJerry Reuss

Standings as of 1979-04-09

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
4815Detroit Tigers211.5000.5911-21-00-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1598475.528
61220New York Yankees312.3331.0610-40-01-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1578869.561
51018Cleveland Indians312.3331.01014-40-11-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1588078.506
71425Toronto Blue Jays303.0002.0926-170-30-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium15953106.333
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
222Texas Rangers1101.0001.08261-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1618279.509
111Minnesota Twins3301.000--11563-00-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1597980.497
336Kansas City Royals431.7500.52916130-03-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1588276.519
4713Seattle Mariners532.6001.0332490-03-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1576493.408
5914California Angels422.5001.52228-62-20-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1588672.544
61117Chicago White Sox312.3332.01112-11-20-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1577285.459
71323Oakland Athletics404.0003.5716-90-10-3L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum15854104.342
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124New York Mets2201.000--191092-00-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1606199.381
213St. 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
4819Pittsburgh Pirates312.3331.51314-10-01-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1599762.610
61022Philadelphia Phillies303.0002.5513-80-30-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1598475.528
51124Chicago Cubs202.0002.01019-90-00-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1608080.500
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Los Angeles Dodgers541.800--2613131-03-1W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1577582.478
358San Francisco Giants431.7500.52816123-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1586890.430
247Houston Astros431.7500.511380-03-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1588672.544
4716Cincinnati Reds523.4002.02532-71-01-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1568868.564
5921San Diego Padres413.2502.51224-121-30-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1576790.427
61226Atlanta Braves404.0003.5519-140-30-1L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1566690.423


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Rod Gilbreath2B-3B26.197Signed as Free Agent by Pirates.