Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Box Scores > 1971 > Jul 30, 1971, Royals at Orioles Play by Play and Box Score

Len Kasper, Cubs play-by-play announcer:I will begin with the best baseball website every created, Baseball-Reference....

View a short video showing advanced box score features / click orange/red text for additional info

Scores
Standings
KCR
@BAL
0
1
 
(5)
BOS
@CHW
1
5
OAK
@CLE
1
4
CAL
@DET
3
4
WSA
@MIL
3
2
NYY
@MIN
11
9
CIN
@LAD
2
8
HOU
@MON
4
7
HOU
@MON
6
5
 
(10)
CHC
@NYM
0
4
STL
@PHI
4
3
ATL
@SDP
3
1
 
(10)
PIT
@SFG
2
5
Friday, July 30, 1971, 8:27PM
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 6,828, Time of Game: 0:48
Royals
0
52-49
 Lost 5 
2nd, 10½ GB
at Orioles
1
64-38
 Won 4 
1st
W: Jim Palmer (12-6)
L: Dick Drago (12-6)
                1  2  3   4  5    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0    0  2  1
Orioles         1  0  0   0  X    1  1  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddie Patek SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .267 .327 .370 .697 0.028 1.01 0.049 -0.021 0.2 1 1
Joe Keough RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .245 .333 .304 .637 0.063 1.31 0.077 -0.014 0.5 1 0
Amos Otis CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .314 .363 .500 .863 -0.082 1.56 0.000 -0.082 -0.6 1 0
Gail Hopkins 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .314 .395 .471 .866 -0.136 1.83 0.000 -0.136 -1.0 2 2 GDP
Lou Piniella LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .268 .303 .366 .669 -0.047 0.97 0.000 -0.047 -0.3 1 0
Cookie Rojas 2B 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .314 .364 .431 .795 0.026 0.65 0.036 -0.010 0.2 0 1
Paul Schaal 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .260 .385 .386 .771 -0.065 1.39 0.000 -0.065 -0.5 0 0
Ed Kirkpatrick C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .224 .306 .339 .646 -0.049 0.94 0.000 -0.049 -0.3 3 0
Dick Drago P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .111 .231 .156 .386 -0.011 0.45 0.000 -0.011 -0.1 3 0
Team Totals 16 0 2 0 1 4 17 .125 .176 .125 .301 -0.273 1.16 0.162 -0.435 -2.1 12 4
TB: J Keough; C Rojas.
GIDP: G Hopkins (4).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
E: E Kirkpatrick (7).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Merv Rettenmund LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .307 .426 .441 .868 -0.030 0.62 0.000 -0.030 -0.3 1 0
Paul Blair CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .247 .292 .368 .660 -0.033 0.69 0.000 -0.033 -0.3 3 0
Frank Robinson RF 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 .295 .398 .522 .920 0.102 0.47 0.116 -0.013 0.9 0 0 HR
Boog Powell 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .226 .370 .430 .800 -0.017 0.35 0.000 -0.017 -0.2 4 1
Elrod Hendricks C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .245 .333 .363 .697 -0.018 0.74 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 4 0
Brooks Robinson 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .354 .429 .782 -0.013 0.53 0.000 -0.013 -0.1 0 0
Davey Johnson 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275 .353 .438 .791 -0.009 0.35 0.000 -0.009 -0.1 1 3
Mark Belanger SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .271 .371 .321 .692 -0.019 0.77 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 1 1
Jim Palmer P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .190 .215 .190 .406 -0.013 0.55 0.000 -0.013 -0.1 1 0
Team Totals 13 1 1 1 0 3 13 .077 .077 .308 .385 -0.050 0.57 0.116 -0.165 -0.7 15 5
HR: F Robinson (18, off D Drago, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: F Robinson 4.
RBI: F Robinson (64).
2-out RBI: F Robinson.
Team LOB: 0.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Belanger-D Johnson-B Powell.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Drago, L (12-6) 4 1 1 1 0 3 1 3.03 13 59 0.050 0.57 0.7
Team Totals 4 1 1 1 0 3 1 2.25 13 59 0.050 0.57 0.7

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Palmer, W (12-6) 5 2 0 0 1 4 0 2.94 17 66 0.272 1.16 2.1
Team Totals 5 2 0 0 1 4 0 0.00 17 66 0.272 1.16 2.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Art Frantz, 1B - Bill Deegan, 2B - Nestor Chylak, 3B - Don Denkinger.
Time of Game: 0:48.
Attendance: 6,828.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Baltimore Orioles
1 Freddie Patek SS 1 Merv Rettenmund LF
2 Joe Keough RF 2 Paul Blair CF
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Frank Robinson RF
4 Gail Hopkins 1B 4 Boog Powell 1B
5 Lou Piniella LF 5 Elrod Hendricks C
6 Cookie Rojas 2B 6 Brooks Robinson 3B
7 Paul Schaal 3B 7 Davey Johnson 2B
8 Ed Kirkpatrick C 8 Mark Belanger SS
9 Dick Drago P 9 Jim Palmer P

Win Probability Chart

Explanation of WPA  · Mouse over chart for play descriptions  · See below chart for tools  · Direct Link in URL Bar

Clear Chart
Big Plays
Scoring Plays
Fix Chart in View While Scrolling

Hold mouse over play on chart to see description of play.
Leverage is shown below the chart Low to High.

Top 5 Plays

View Pitches · wWE and wWPA Explanation
Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 --- R BAL F. Robinson D. Drago 12% 63% Home Run
t4 0-1 1 12- OO KCR G. Hopkins J. Palmer 11% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 0-1 0 1-- KCR J. Keough J. Palmer -8% 51% Single to LF; Patek to 2B
t4 0-1 0 12- O KCR A. Otis J. Palmer 7% 59% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-1 0 --- KCR F. Patek J. Palmer -5% 59% Walk

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Palmer 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Keough J. Palmer 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Palmer 1% 54% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BAL M. Rettenmund D. Drago -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O BAL P. Blair D. Drago -1% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- R BAL F. Robinson D. Drago 12% 63% Home Run
b1 1-0 2 --- O BAL B. Powell D. Drago -1% 62% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O KCR G. Hopkins J. Palmer 2% 64% Popfly: 1B
t2 0-1 1 --- O KCR L. Piniella J. Palmer 2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- O KCR C. Rojas J. Palmer 1% 67% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- O BAL E. Hendricks D. Drago -2% 65% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 1-0 1 --- O BAL B. Robinson D. Drago -1% 64% Flyball: CF
b2 1-0 2 --- O BAL D. Johnson D. Drago -1% 63% Lineout: P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O KCR P. Schaal J. Palmer 3% 65% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 1 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Palmer 2% 67% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 0-1 2 --- O KCR D. Drago J. Palmer 1% 68% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- BAL M. Belanger D. Drago 0% 68% E2 on Foul Ball
b3 1-0 0 --- O BAL M. Belanger D. Drago -2% 66% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 1 --- O BAL J. Palmer D. Drago -1% 65% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 --- O BAL M. Rettenmund D. Drago -1% 64% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- KCR F. Patek J. Palmer -5% 59% Walk
t4 0-1 0 1-- KCR J. Keough J. Palmer -8% 51% Single to LF; Patek to 2B
t4 0-1 0 12- O KCR A. Otis J. Palmer 7% 59% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-1 1 12- OO KCR G. Hopkins J. Palmer 11% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 2-3-4
b4 1-0 0 --- O BAL P. Blair D. Drago -2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- O BAL F. Robinson D. Drago -1% 67% Popfly: SS
b4 1-0 2 --- O BAL B. Powell D. Drago -1% 66% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- O KCR L. Piniella J. Palmer 3% 69% Flyball: CF
t5 0-1 1 --- KCR C. Rojas J. Palmer -4% 65% Single to CF
t5 0-1 1 1-- O KCR P. Schaal J. Palmer 4% 69% Strikeout
t5 0-1 2 1-- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Palmer 3% 72% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 1.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:BAL197107300
BackToBaseball.com Game Playback

  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

Box scores and play-by-play outputs produced by Sports Reference LLC. All Rights Reserved.