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Wednesday July 4,1979This date in baseball
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Games on 1979-07-04

Top1979 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALKansas City Royals4Boston Red Sox6Boxscore - PBP927,8702:42Dennis LeonardMike TorrezMike Torrez (9-4)Al Hrabosky (6-4)-Whitey HerzogDon ZimmerFenway Park
ALOakland Athletics6California Angels17Boxscore - PBP941,9583:24Matt KeoughDon AaseMark Clear (9-2)Dave Heaverlo (3-9)-Jim MarshallJim FregosiAngel Stadium of
ALChicago White Sox16Cleveland Indians4Boxscore - PBP910,8993:04Ross BaumgartenRick WaitsRoss Baumgarten (7-5)Rick Waits (9-7)-Don KessingerJeff TorborgCleveland Stadium
ALToronto Blue Jays7Detroit Tigers6Boxscore - PBP1113,7722:50Dave StiebSteve BakerTom Buskey (4-2)Dave Tobik (1-4)-Roy HartsfieldSparky AndersonTiger Stadium
ALSeattle Mariners2Minnesota Twins7Boxscore - PBP934,3652:11Glenn AbbottJerry KoosmanJerry Koosman (10-6)Glenn Abbott (4-9)-Darrell JohnsonGene MauchMetropolitan Stad
ALMilwaukee Brewers3New York Yankees4Boxscore - PBP920,0842:43Bill TraversLuis TiantLuis Tiant (5-3)Bill Travers (5-4)Ron Davis (4)George BambergerBilly MartinYankee Stadium I
ALBaltimore Orioles5Texas Rangers9Boxscore - PBP941,0972:46Mike FlanaganDanny DarwinDanny Darwin (2-0)Mike Flanagan (10-6)Jim Kern (14)Earl WeaverPat CorralesArlington Stadium
NLSan Francisco Giants6Atlanta Braves7Boxscore - PBP947,6472:33Bob KnepperRick MatulaJoey McLaughlin (2-1)Gary Lavelle (7-5)Gene Garber (17)Joe AltobelliBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLMontreal Expos2Chicago Cubs1Boxscore - PBP929,7052:10Bill LeeBill CaudillBill Lee (8-5)Bill Caudill (0-2)Elias Sosa (8)Dick WilliamsHerman FranksWrigley Field
NLHouston Astros3Cincinnati Reds2Boxscore - PBP925,7132:24Joaquin AndujarBill BonhamJoaquin Andujar (10-4)Bill Bonham (3-2)Joe Sambito (9)Bill VirdonJohn McNamaraCinergy Field
NLNew York Mets0Philadelphia Phillies1Boxscore - PBP940,2151:51Andy HasslerSteve CarltonSteve Carlton (9-8)Andy Hassler (2-4)-Joe TorreDanny OzarkVeterans Stadium
NLLos Angeles Dodgers0San Diego Padres6Boxscore - PBP945,4812:12Don SuttonBob ShirleyBob Shirley (4-8)Don Sutton (7-9)-Tom LasordaRoger CraigQualcomm Stadium
NLPittsburgh Pirates6St. Louis Cardinals4Boxscore - PBP914,7662:25Bert BlylevenPete VuckovichBert Blyleven (6-3)Pete Vuckovich (7-5)Grant Jackson (10)Chuck TannerKen BoyerBusch Stadium II
13 Games on this date

Standings as of 1979-07-04.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles815427.667--3903098123-1831-9L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium784830.615
222Boston Red Sox784929.6283.542231410818-1931-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park824240.512
357Milwaukee Brewers804634.5757.54033465721-2225-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium814932.605
479New York Yankees814437.54310.03583273118-2126-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I794534.570
5917Detroit Tigers763640.47415.5381378316-2320-17L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium854936.576
61018Cleveland Indians793643.45617.0343388-4517-2519-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium824537.549
71325Toronto Blue Jays832657.31329.0298446-14814-2912-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium792752.342
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Texas Rangers814734.580--3763373919-1828-16W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium813645.444
246California Angels834835.578--4723848824-1924-16W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium794039.506
368Minnesota Twins784335.5512.54103614922-1521-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium843945.464
4812Kansas City Royals804238.5254.5432433-120-2122-17L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium824339.524
51120Chicago White Sox793445.43012.0369385-1619-2115-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park813942.481
61223Seattle Mariners843549.41713.5372431-5914-2521-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome783246.410
71426Oakland Athletics832360.27725.0298485-1878-3415-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum793148.392
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Montreal Expos734528.616--3252566919-2226-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium875037.575
2310Pittsburgh Pirates754035.5336.03463093721-1619-19W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium875829.667
3411Chicago Cubs743935.5276.5336353-1717-1722-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field884147.466
4513Philadelphia Phillies814239.5197.0353352121-2521-14W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium814239.519
5614St. Louis Cardinals763937.5137.53603332712-1926-19L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II864739.547
61021New York Mets763244.42114.5292334-4215-2816-17L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium863155.360
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Houston Astros835231.627--3102852522-2030-11W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome793742.468
2715Cincinnati Reds824141.50010.5357350720-2421-17L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium794930.620
3816San Francisco Giants814041.49411.03913791217-2123-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park813150.383
4919San Diego Padres853748.43516.0315361-4612-2625-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium763145.408
51122Atlanta Braves813447.42017.0359403-4415-2719-20W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium793247.405
61224Los Angeles Dodgers833449.41018.0364393-2912-2722-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium794534.570

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Miguel DiloneOF24.245Purchased by Cubs from Athletics. 
Sam MejiasOF27.056Purchased by Reds from Cubs.