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Friday May 11,1979This 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 1979-05-11

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Seattle Mariners3Baltimore Orioles8BoxSteve StoneByron McLaughlin(none)
Oakland Athletics2Boston Red Sox11BoxBob StanleyMatt Keough(none)
Kansas City Royals3Chicago White Sox5BoxKen KravecSteve BusbyRandy Scarbery
Milwaukee Brewers5Detroit Tigers1BoxLary SorensenMark Fidrych(none)
Cleveland Indians3Minnesota Twins4BoxMike MarshallSid Monge(none)
California Angels4New York Yankees1BoxJim BarrCatfish Hunter(none)
Texas Rangers3Toronto Blue Jays1BoxJon MatlackJim Clancy(none)
Chicago Cubs5Houston Astros3BoxRick ReuschelFrank RiccelliBruce Sutter
Montreal Expos0Los Angeles Dodgers7BoxDoug RauBill Lee(none)
Cincinnati Reds8Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxDave TomlinEd WhitsonDoug Bair
New York Mets4San Diego Padres0BoxKevin KobelSteve Mura(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1San Francisco Giants2BoxBob KnepperSteve CarltonGary Lavelle
Atlanta Braves3St. Louis Cardinals0BoxAdrian DevineBob ForschGene Garber

Standings as of 1979-05-11

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Baltimore Orioles322111.656--170116549-612-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1278146.638
235Boston Red Sox301911.6331.0161118437-612-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1307258.554
357Milwaukee Brewers321913.5942.0162128349-910-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1297653.589
4714New York Yankees311615.5164.5127129-26-810-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1297356.566
51018Detroit Tigers251114.4406.513113014-87-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1367462.544
61223Cleveland Indians291019.3459.5110155-454-106-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1327161.538
71426Toronto Blue Jays31823.25812.5119189-705-123-11L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1314586.344
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Minnesota Twins29218.724--1611322913-48-4W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1336172.459
246California Angels321913.5943.51791423711-68-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1306961.531
3610Texas Rangers291613.5525.013212577-69-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1336766.504
4813Kansas City Royals311615.5166.0174161135-1111-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1316962.527
5915Chicago White Sox301515.5006.51581471110-95-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1305872.446
61120Oakland Athletics321220.37510.5116175-595-107-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1304288.323
71325Seattle Mariners331023.30313.0135188-532-118-12L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1295772.442
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Philadelphia Phillies30219.700--131904111-610-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1326369.477
223Montreal Expos28199.6791.0134116188-811-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1327656.576
3511Chicago Cubs261412.5385.0117118-14-610-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1366670.485
4612St. Louis Cardinals301614.5335.0123109147-88-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1327062.530
5919Pittsburgh Pirates271116.4078.5134136-25-86-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1358748.644
61122New York Mets281018.35710.0103131-285-115-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1345381.396
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138Cincinnati Reds311813.581--161149129-59-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1307258.554
249Houston Astros321814.5630.513913099-109-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1307159.546
3716Los Angeles Dodgers341618.4713.514314305-911-9W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1286365.492
4817San Francisco Giants321517.4693.5140150-105-910-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1305674.431
51021San Diego Padres331221.3647.0147171-246-116-10L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1285672.438
61224Atlanta Braves291019.3457.0130159-295-105-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1315675.427


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Gene ClinesOF32.217Released by Cubs. 
Jim KaatP40.185Purchased by Yankees from Phillies. 
Lerrin LaGrowP30.307Purchased by Dodgers from White Sox. 
Lance RautzhanP26.264Purchased by Brewers from Dodgers.