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Friday August 3,1979This 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 1979-08-03

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Texas Rangers8Cleveland Indians3BoxFergie JenkinsRick Wise(none)
Kansas City Royals5Detroit Tigers3BoxSteve BusbyPat UnderwoodAl Hrabosky
Kansas City Royals3Detroit Tigers4BoxAurelio LopezSteve Mingori(none)
Boston Red Sox3Milwaukee Brewers5BoxJim SlatonSteve RenkoBill Castro
California Angels1Minnesota Twins4BoxJerry KoosmanJim BarrMike Marshall
Baltimore Orioles1New York Yankees0BoxScott McGregorLuis TiantTippy Martinez
Oakland Athletics0Seattle Mariners1BoxFloyd BannisterMatt Keough(none)
Chicago White Sox8Toronto Blue Jays5BoxSteve TroutBalor MooreEd Farmer
St. Louis Cardinals2Chicago Cubs4BoxRick ReuschelPete VuckovichBruce Sutter
San Diego Padres6Cincinnati Reds4BoxBob ShirleyBill BonhamMark Lee
Atlanta Braves1Houston Astros4BoxJ.R. RichardRick Matula(none)
San Francisco Giants3Los Angeles Dodgers11BoxBurt HootonJohn Curtis(none)
New York Mets6Montreal Expos10BoxStan BahnsenDale Murray(none)
Philadelphia Phillies3Pittsburgh Pirates6BoxEnrique RomoTug McGraw(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxJim BibbyLarry Christenson(none)

Standings as of 1979-08-03

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1077334.682--52439113334-2339-11W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium522923.558
222Boston Red Sox1056441.6108.056344911428-2736-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park552728.491
333Milwaukee Brewers1096445.58710.05334646928-2636-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium523121.596
458New York Yankees1075849.54215.04824325026-2932-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I533122.585
5815Detroit Tigers1055352.50519.0511507426-3027-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium563224.571
61017Cleveland Indians1075354.49520.0485535-5024-2929-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium542826.519
71325Toronto Blue Jays1083276.29641.5386559-17315-4117-35L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium542133.389
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147California Angels1096148.560--58848310527-2634-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium532726.509
269Texas Rangers1065749.5382.54904405023-2434-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium562630.464
3711Minnesota Twins1055649.5333.05254745129-2427-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium572631.456
4916Kansas City Royals1075453.5056.0549560-1125-2829-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium553124.564
51120Chicago White Sox1064759.44312.5489523-3427-2420-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park542628.481
61222Seattle Mariners1104763.42714.5484560-7621-3426-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome522032.385
71426Oakland Athletics1093178.28430.0375607-23211-4120-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum532330.434
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Montreal Expos1036043.583--4743938123-2737-16W5T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium573522.614
236Pittsburgh Pirates1076047.5612.04934316230-2230-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium553817.691
3410Chicago Cubs1035548.5345.0465469-424-2731-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field592534.424
4613Philadelphia Phillies1095653.5147.0479488-925-3331-20L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium532825.528
5714St. Louis Cardinals1045351.5107.54734581522-2830-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II583325.569
61021New York Mets1054659.43815.0401459-5820-3425-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium571740.298
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Houston Astros1106347.573--405416-1125-2838-19W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome522626.500
2512Cincinnati Reds1115952.5324.55174694829-2830-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium503119.620
3818San Francisco Giants1095257.47710.5506508-226-3226-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park531934.358
4919San Diego Padres1115061.45013.5428468-4020-3330-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium501832.360
51123Los Angeles Dodgers1084662.42616.0506532-2617-3929-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium543321.611
61224Atlanta Braves1104565.40918.0498554-5618-3527-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium502129.420


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Len Randle3B-2B30.172Purchased by Yankees from Pirates.