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Friday May 4,1979This date in baseball
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Landon Jacobsen celebrated a birthday on this date.
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 1979-05-04

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Seattle Mariners3Boston Red Sox5BoxSteve RenkoGlenn Abbott(none)
Kansas City Royals5Cleveland Indians4BoxAl HraboskySid Monge(none)
Toronto Blue Jays5Milwaukee Brewers4BoxJim ClancyMike CaldwellDave Freisleben
Detroit Tigers6Minnesota Twins7BoxMike MarshallAurelio Lopez(none)
Oakland Athletics11New York Yankees5BoxMike NorrisJim BeattieBob Lacey
Chicago White Sox7Texas Rangers5BoxFrancisco BarriosSparky LyleMike Proly
Chicago White Sox6Texas Rangers7BoxEd FarmerLerrin LaGrow(none)
Atlanta Braves2Chicago Cubs6BoxMike KrukowRick MatulaLynn McGlothen
Houston Astros5Cincinnati Reds6BoxDoug BairFrank Riccelli(none)
Philadelphia Phillies5Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxRandy LerchDon Sutton(none)
Montreal Expos12San Diego Padres1BoxRoss GrimsleyJohn D'Acquisto(none)
New York Mets3San Francisco Giants4BoxVida BlueSkip Lockwood(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates3St. Louis Cardinals4BoxBob SykesDon RobinsonBuddy Schultz

Standings as of 1979-05-04

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Boston Red Sox23158.652--11482327-68-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1377661.555
237Baltimore Orioles25169.640--131100319-67-3W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1348648.642
369Milwaukee Brewers261511.5771.5130105258-97-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1358055.593
4815New York Yankees241113.4584.593100-76-85-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1367858.574
51018Detroit Tigers19811.4215.0979523-75-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1427765.542
61325Toronto Blue Jays26818.3088.5110154-445-83-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1364591.331
71426Cleveland Indians23716.3048.079127-482-85-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1387464.536
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Minnesota Twins24177.708--1221081413-44-3W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1386573.471
245California Angels25169.6401.5147103448-28-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1377265.526
358Texas Rangers23149.6092.510693136-68-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1396970.496
4712Kansas City Royals241311.5424.0141127142-711-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1387266.522
5916Chicago White Sox231013.4356.512111747-73-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1376374.460
61120Oakland Athletics251015.4007.593137-443-57-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1374493.321
71224Seattle Mariners26818.30810.0109145-360-68-12L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1365977.434
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Montreal Expos22166.727--11589265-511-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1387959.572
223Philadelphia Phillies23158.6521.59072185-510-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1396970.496
3410St. Louis Cardinals241311.5424.010391125-77-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1387365.529
4613Chicago Cubs201010.5005.06976-73-67-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1427072.493
51122New York Mets21813.3817.58392-93-65-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1415586.390
61021Pittsburgh Pirates21813.3817.5100104-42-66-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1419051.638
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Houston Astros25169.640--11489258-88-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1377364.533
2511Cincinnati Reds241311.5422.5105110-56-47-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1377760.562
3714San Francisco Giants261214.4624.5119131-125-97-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1365977.434
4817San Diego Padres261115.4235.5120132-126-115-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1355778.422
5919Los Angeles Dodgers271116.4076.0107121-145-96-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1356867.504
61223Atlanta Braves23815.3487.096114-184-84-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1375879.423

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Bert CampanerisSS37.056Traded by Rangers to Angels for Dave Chalk. 
Dave Chalk3B-SS28.247Traded by Angels to Rangers for Bert Campaneris.