Saturday, May 29, 2010

May 29, 1979 the California Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 6-4 at the Kingdome. Jim Barr would pitch 7 innings, giving up 4 runs for the win and Dave LaRoche went 2 innings for his 5th save. Bobby Grich was 3-4 in the game, scoring once and driving in 3 while Carney Lansford had 3 hits in 5 at-bats with a homer. Lansford was a 3rd round selection in the 1975 draft by the Angels and would make his debut with the team in 1978, where he would hit .294 on the season and finish 3rd in the AL Rookie of the Year voting. In 1979, Lansford had his best year with the Angels when he hit .287 with 19 home runs, 79 RBI's and scored 114 runs (tied for 9th with Chone Figgins all-time in a single season for the Angels). The Angels would trade Lansford, with Mark Clear and Rick Miller to the Red Sox for Rick Burleson and Butch Hobson after the end of the 1980 season.

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