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Saturday August 4,1979This 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 1979-08-04

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Texas Rangers8Cleveland Indians12BoxRick WaitsJohn Henry JohnsonDan Spillner
Kansas City Royals2Detroit Tigers5BoxMike ChrisLarry GuraJohn Hiller
Boston Red Sox8Milwaukee Brewers6BoxAllen RipleyReggie ClevelandDick Drago
California Angels7Minnesota Twins1BoxDave FrostDave GoltzMark Clear
Baltimore Orioles5New York Yankees4BoxDave FordJim KaatTippy Martinez
Oakland Athletics5Seattle Mariners3BoxMike MorganMike ParrottDave Hamilton
Chicago White Sox2Toronto Blue Jays5BoxTom BuskeyRich Wortham(none)
St. Louis Cardinals6Chicago Cubs8BoxMike KrukowJohn DennyBruce Sutter
San Diego Padres1Cincinnati Reds7BoxFred NormanJohn D'Acquisto(none)
Atlanta Braves3Houston Astros4BoxJoe SambitoGene Garber(none)
Atlanta Braves2Houston Astros6BoxFrank LaCortePhil NiekroJoe Sambito
San Francisco Giants3Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxDave PattersonGary Lavelle(none)
New York Mets3Montreal Expos2BoxCraig SwanBill LeeNeil Allen
Philadelphia Phillies0Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxJohn CandelariaNino Espinosa(none)

Standings as of 1979-08-04

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1087434.685--52939513435-2339-11W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium512823.549
222Boston Red Sox1066541.6138.057145511629-2736-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park542628.481
333Milwaukee Brewers1106446.58211.05394726728-2636-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium513120.608
459New York Yankees1085850.53716.04864374926-2932-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I523121.596
5813Detroit Tigers1065452.50919.0516509726-3028-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium553124.564
6916Cleveland Indians1085454.50020.0497543-4624-2930-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium532726.509
71325Toronto Blue Jays1093376.30341.5391561-17015-4118-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium532033.377
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147California Angels1106248.564--59548411128-2634-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium522626.500
2611Texas Rangers1075750.5333.54984524623-2534-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium552629.473
3712Minnesota Twins1065650.5284.05264814529-2427-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium562630.464
41017Kansas City Royals1085454.5007.0551565-1425-2929-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium543123.574
51121Chicago White Sox1074760.43913.5491528-3727-2520-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park532627.491
61223Seattle Mariners1114764.42315.5487565-7821-3426-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome512031.392
71426Oakland Athletics1103278.29130.0380610-23012-4120-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum522230.423
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Montreal Expos1046044.577--4763968023-2737-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium563521.625
236Pittsburgh Pirates1086147.5651.04974316630-2231-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium543717.685
348Chicago Cubs1045648.5384.0473475-224-2732-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field582434.414
4614Philadelphia Phillies1105654.5097.0479492-1325-3431-20L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium522824.538
5715St. Louis Cardinals1055352.5057.54794661322-2930-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II573324.579
61020New York Mets1064759.44314.0404461-5721-3425-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium561640.286
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Houston Astros1126547.580--415421-625-2840-19W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome502426.480
2510Cincinnati Reds1126052.5365.05244705429-2831-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium493019.612
3818San Francisco Giants1105258.47312.0509512-326-3326-25L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park521933.365
4919San Diego Padres1125062.44615.0429475-4620-3430-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium491831.367
51122Los Angeles Dodgers1094762.43116.5510535-2517-3930-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium533221.604
61224Atlanta Braves1124567.40220.0503564-6118-3727-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium482127.438