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Sunday May 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 1979-05-06

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
California Angels0Baltimore Orioles6BoxDennis MartinezMike Barlow(none)
Seattle Mariners3Boston Red Sox2BoxJohn MontagueBill Campbell(none)
Kansas City Royals4Cleveland Indians5BoxMike PaxtonAl Hrabosky(none)
Toronto Blue Jays0Milwaukee Brewers4BoxLary SorensenMark Lemongello(none)
Detroit Tigers6Minnesota Twins9BoxMike MarshallJohn Hiller(none)
Oakland Athletics5New York Yankees6BoxRon GuidryDave Heaverlo(none)
Chicago White Sox3Texas Rangers0BoxKen KravecJon Matlack(none)
Atlanta Braves13Chicago Cubs14BoxBruce SutterGene Garber(none)
Houston Astros5Cincinnati Reds17BoxPedro BorbonJ.R. Richard(none)
Houston Astros8Cincinnati Reds2BoxFrank RiccelliFred Norman(none)
Philadelphia Phillies4Los Angeles Dodgers0BoxNino EspinosaDoug Rau(none)
Montreal Expos7San Diego Padres5BoxBill LeeGaylord PerryWoodie Fryman
New York Mets5San Francisco Giants4BoxDale MurrayRandy MoffittSkip Lockwood
Pittsburgh Pirates2St. Louis Cardinals4BoxSilvio MartinezBruce KisonDarold Knowles

Standings as of 1979-05-06

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Baltimore Orioles27189.667--146101459-69-3W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1328448.636
235Boston Red Sox25169.6401.012789387-69-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1357560.556
346Milwaukee Brewers281711.6071.5140106348-99-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1337855.586
4814New York Yankees261313.5004.5104109-56-87-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1347658.567
51018Detroit Tigers21912.4296.011110834-85-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1407664.543
61324Cleveland Indians25817.3209.086134-482-86-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1367363.537
71426Toronto Blue Jays28820.28610.5111164-535-103-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1344589.336
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Minnesota Twins26188.692--1351221313-45-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1366472.471
258California Angels271611.5932.5148118308-48-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1357263.533
369Texas Rangers251411.5603.511210396-68-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1376968.504
4712Kansas City Royals261412.5384.0148134143-811-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1367165.522
5915Chicago White Sox251213.4805.513112389-73-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1356174.452
61122Oakland Athletics271017.3708.5102148-463-77-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1354491.326
71223Seattle Mariners28919.32110.0116158-421-78-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1345876.433
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Montreal Expos24177.708--125100256-611-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1367858.574
223Philadelphia Phillies25178.6800.510572337-510-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1376770.489
3511Chicago Cubs221210.5454.0929203-69-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1406872.486
4613St. Louis Cardinals261412.5384.011299135-78-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1367264.529
51020New York Mets23914.3917.592102-104-75-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1395485.388
6919Pittsburgh Pirates23914.3917.5108113-53-76-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1398950.640
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Houston Astros281711.607--129114159-108-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1347262.537
2410Cincinnati Reds271512.5561.513012556-49-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1347559.560
3716San Francisco Giants281315.4644.0129140-115-98-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1345876.433
4817San Diego Padres281216.4295.0131142-116-116-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1335677.421
51121Los Angeles Dodgers291118.3796.5107136-295-96-9L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1336865.511
61225Atlanta Braves25817.3207.5112137-254-104-7L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1355877.430