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Thursday July 5, 1979
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Sports headlines for Thursday July 5, 1979:




Today's baseball transactions:

   • Phillies activated Doug Bird
   • Padres signed Bobby Tolan as a free agent
   • Cardinals placed Buddy Schultz on the disabled list




Click on a team's logo to see its 1979 roster, stats and more!


   1979 MLB team and player statistics as of this date:

   American League Batting / American League Pitching            MLB standings as of this date
   National League Batting / National League Pitching

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Kansas City Royals (42-39) 4 12 1 5
Boston Red Sox (50-29) 5 13 1 16
Win: Bob Stanley (10-5)   Loss: Bill Paschall (0-1)
T: 2:41   Att: 34,795 at Fenway Park Boxscore

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Oakland A's (24-60) 3 7 0 6
California Angels (48-36) 0 1 2 5
Win: Rick Langford (4-9)   Loss: Nolan Ryan (10-6)
T: 2:16   Att: 23,793 at Anaheim Stadium Boxscore

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Chicago White Sox (35-45) 5 9 1 5
Cleveland Indians (36-44) 4 8 2 4
Win: Rich Wortham (8-8)   Loss: Victor Cruz (1-6)   Save: Guy Hoffman (1)
T: 2:25   Att: 6,983 at Municipal Stadium Boxscore

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Toronto Blue Jays (26-58) 2 5 1 3
Detroit Tigers (37-40) 3 8 0 10
Win: Kip Young (2-1)   Loss: Phil Huffman (4-10)   Save: Aurelio Lopez (2)
T: 2:21   Att: 13,199 at Tiger Stadium Boxscore

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Seattle Mariners (36-49) 4 10 0 12
Minnesota Twins (43-36) 0 3 2 3
Win: Rick Honeycutt (5-5)   Loss: Geoff Zahn (7-2)
T: 2:09   Att: 8,422 at Metropolitan Stadium Boxscore

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Milwaukee Brewers (47-34) 3 9 0 5
New York Yankees (44-38) 0 2 1 1
Win: Lary Sorensen (10-8)   Loss: Ron Guidry (6-5)
T: 1:49   Att: 31,878 at Yankee Stadium Boxscore

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San Francisco Giants (40-42) 4 8 0 10
Atlanta Braves (35-47) 5 11 0 8
Win: Phil Niekro (11-10)   Loss: Greg Minton (1-1)
T: 2:37   Att: 12,409 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Boxscore

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Montreal Expos (45-29) 1 6 2 5
Chicago Cubs (40-35) 3 7 0 8
Win: Rick Reuschel (7-5)   Loss: Scott Sanderson (5-5)   Save: Bruce Sutter (18)
T: 2:28   Att: 22,790 at Wrigley Field Boxscore

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Houston Astros (52-32) 4 10 1 8
Cincinnati Reds (42-41) 5 11 0 13
Win: Tom Seaver (7-5)   Loss: J.R. Richard (7-8)   Save: Doug Bair (12)
T: 2:48   Att: 28,249 at Riverfront Stadium Boxscore

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New York Mets (32-44) 3 8 0 6
Philadelphia Phillies (42-39) 2 8 0 9
Win: Craig Swan (8-6)   Loss: Dickie Noles (0-1)
T: 2:10   Att: 28,720 at Veterans Stadium Boxscore

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Pittsburgh Pirates (40-35) 0 9 1 9
St. Louis Cardinals (39-37) 2 5 1 3
Win: John Fulgham (2-1)   Loss: Jim Rooker (2-3)
T: 2:24   Att: 16,626 at Busch Stadium Boxscore

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