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Wednesday August 1,1979This 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 1979-08-01

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Seattle Mariners7California Angels6BoxRandy SteinDave LaRoche(none)
New York Yankees9Chicago White Sox1BoxDon HoodKen Kravec(none)
Boston Red Sox7Cleveland Indians4BoxDennis EckersleyDavid Clyde(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Kansas City Royals4BoxRich GalePhil HuffmanAl Hrabosky
Baltimore Orioles5Milwaukee Brewers2BoxDennis MartinezLary Sorensen(none)
Minnesota Twins1Oakland Athletics7BoxRick LangfordPaul Hartzell(none)
Detroit Tigers3Texas Rangers4BoxSteve ComerMilt WilcoxJim Kern
San Diego Padres4Atlanta Braves5BoxJoey McLaughlinRollie FingersGene Garber
Los Angeles Dodgers5Cincinnati Reds10BoxMike LaCossCharlie HoughTom Hume
San Francisco Giants4Houston Astros5BoxKen ForschVida BlueBert Roberge
Chicago Cubs5Montreal Expos7BoxScott SandersonGuillermo Hernandez(none)
Philadelphia Phillies9New York Mets6BoxDickie NolesDock EllisRawly Eastwick
St. Louis Cardinals3Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxEnrique RomoBob ForschKent Tekulve

Standings as of 1979-08-01

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1067234.679--52339113233-2339-11W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium533023.566
222Boston Red Sox1036340.6127.555044310727-2636-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park572829.491
333Milwaukee Brewers1076344.5899.55274517628-2635-18L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium543222.593
458New York Yankees1065848.54714.04824315126-2932-19W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I543123.574
5815Detroit Tigers1035251.50518.5504499526-3026-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium583325.569
61017Cleveland Indians1065353.50019.0482527-4524-2929-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium552827.509
71325Toronto Blue Jays1073275.29940.5381551-17015-4117-34L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium552134.382
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146California Angels1086147.565--58747910827-2534-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium542727.500
2611Texas Rangers1055649.5333.54824374522-2434-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium572730.474
3712Minnesota Twins1045549.5294.05214734829-2426-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium582731.466
4916Kansas City Royals1055352.5056.5541553-1224-2729-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium573225.561
51121Chicago White Sox1054659.43813.5481518-3726-2420-35L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park552728.491
61222Seattle Mariners1094663.42215.5483560-7721-3425-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome532132.396
71426Oakland Athletics1083177.28730.0375606-23111-4020-37W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum542331.426
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Montreal Expos1015843.574--4583837523-2735-16W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium593722.627
237Pittsburgh Pirates1045846.5581.54784225630-2228-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium584018.690
3510Chicago Cubs1015447.5354.0457461-424-2630-21L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field612635.426
4613Philadelphia Phillies1055550.5245.0467471-424-3031-20W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium572928.509
5714St. Louis Cardinals1025250.5106.54664501621-2730-24L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II603426.567
61020New York Mets1024557.44113.5389441-5220-3324-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium601842.300
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Houston Astros1096247.569--401415-1425-2837-19W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome532726.509
249Cincinnati Reds1105951.5363.55134635029-2830-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium513120.608
3818San Francisco Giants1085256.4819.5503497626-3126-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park541935.352
4919San Diego Padres1094960.45013.0420457-3719-3230-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium521933.365
51123Los Angeles Dodgers1074562.42116.0495529-3417-3928-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium553421.618
61224Atlanta Braves1084464.40717.5490548-5818-3426-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium522230.423


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Oscar GambleOF29.224Traded by Rangers with Gene Nelson, Ray Fontenot and Amos Lewis to Yankees for Mark Softy, Neal Mersch, Bob Polinsky and Mickey Rivers. 
Mickey RiversOF30.274Traded by Yankees with Mark Softy, Neal Mersch and Bob Polinsky to Rangers for Gene Nelson, Ray Fontenot, Amos Lewis and Oscar Gamble. 
Gilberto RondonP25.256Purchased by White Sox from Yucatan (Mexican).