Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Box Scores > 1979 ALCS > Oct 3, 1979, Angels at Orioles Play by Play and Box Score

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

Series
Results
CAL
@BAL
3
6
 
(10)
CAL
@BAL
8
9
BAL
@CAL
3
4
BAL
@CAL
8
0
Wednesday, October 3, 1979, 8:38PM
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 52,787, Time of Game: 3:10
Angels
3
at Orioles
6
W: Don Stanhouse (1-0)
L: John Montague (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Angels          1  0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0   0    3  7  1
Orioles         0  0  2   1  0  0   0  0  0   3    6  6  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

California Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Miller CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 .200 .400 -0.116 1.10 0.012 -0.129 -0.7 2 1
Carney Lansford 3B 4 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .200 -0.074 0.89 0.019 -0.093 -0.3 0 3
Dan Ford RF 4 1 2 2 0 0 .500 2.000 0.152 1.11 0.215 -0.062 1.8 3 0 HR,2B
Don Baylor DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.128 1.19 0.000 -0.128 -1.1
Rod Carew 1B 4 1 3 0 0 0 .750 1.750 0.068 1.15 0.140 -0.072 0.5 8 1 2B,CS
Brian Downing C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.138 1.58 0.000 -0.138 -0.9 9 0
Bobby Grich 2B 3 0 1 1 1 0 .333 1.167 0.148 1.30 0.203 -0.055 1.1 1 3 2B
Larry Harlow LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.189 1.56 0.000 -0.189 -1.4 4 0
Jim Anderson SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.116 1.44 0.000 -0.116 -0.9 2 1
   Willie Davis PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.060 2.33 0.000 -0.060 -0.2
   Bert Campaneris SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Nolan Ryan P 0 0
   John Montague P 0 1
Team Totals 36 3 7 3 2 3 .194 .598 -0.453 1.27 0.589 -1.042 -2.1 29 10
2B: B Grich (1, off J Palmer); R Carew (1, off J Palmer); D Ford (1, off J Palmer).
HR: D Ford (1, off J Palmer; 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF).
TB: D Ford 6; R Carew 4; B Grich 2; R Miller.
RBI: D Ford 2 (2); B Grich (1).
2-out RBI: D Ford 2; B Grich.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Miller-R Carew; C Lansford-B Grich-R Carew.
E: B Grich (1).
Outfield Assists: R Miller (R Dauer at 1st base).
Baserunning
CS: R Carew (1, 2nd base by J Palmer/R Dempsey).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Bumbry CF 4 1 0 0 1 2 .000 .200 -0.123 1.74 0.004 -0.127 -0.9 3 0 IW
Mark Belanger SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 .250 .500 0.059 0.96 0.122 -0.062 0.6 0 5
   John Lowenstein PH 1 1 1 3 0 0 1.000 5.000 0.387 4.38 0.387 0.000 2.7 HR
Ken Singleton RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 -0.060 1.02 0.011 -0.071 -0.3 1 0
Eddie Murray 1B 2 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .500 -0.064 1.80 0.110 -0.173 -0.5 13 1 CS
Pat Kelly LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 .333 .833 0.068 1.64 0.163 -0.095 0.8 3 0 SB
Lee May DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.229 1.46 0.000 -0.229 -1.6 GDP
Doug DeCinces 3B 3 2 1 1 0 0 .333 .583 0.135 1.64 0.174 -0.039 0.9 2 3 SF
Rich Dauer 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 -0.033 1.56 0.040 -0.074 -0.5 3 3 SH
Rick Dempsey C 3 1 1 1 0 0 .333 1.000 0.000 1.43 0.111 -0.112 0.2 4 1 2B
   Terry Crowley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.091 3.17 0.000 -0.091 -0.4
Jim Palmer P 1 1
   Don Stanhouse P 0 0
Team Totals 31 6 6 6 5 9 .194 .620 0.049 1.61 1.122 -1.073 1.0 30 14
2B: R Dempsey (1, off N Ryan).
HR: J Lowenstein (1, off J Montague; 10th inn, 2 on, 2 outs).
SF: D DeCinces (1, off N Ryan).
SH: R Dauer (1, off J Montague).
IBB: A Bumbry (1, by J Montague).
TB: J Lowenstein 4; R Dempsey 2; R Dauer; D DeCinces; M Belanger; P Kelly.
GIDP: L May (1).
RBI: J Lowenstein 3 (3); R Dempsey (1); D DeCinces (1); M Belanger (1).
2-out RBI: J Lowenstein 3; M Belanger.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Baserunning
SB: P Kelly (1, 2nd base off N Ryan/B Downing).
CS: E Murray (1, 2nd base by J Montague POCS).

California Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan 7 4 3 1 3 8 0 1.29 27 66 0.065 1.21 0.6
John Montague, L (0-1) 2.2 2 3 3 2 1 1 10.13 11 0 0 -0.114 2.57 -1.6
Team Totals 9.2 6 6 4 5 9 1 3.72 38 66 0 0 -0.049 1.61 -1.0

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Palmer 9 7 3 3 2 3 1 3.00 35 62 0.312 1.22 1.6
Don Stanhouse, W (1-0) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.139 1.82 0.5
Team Totals 10 7 3 3 2 3 1 2.70 38 62 0 0 0.451 1.27 2.1
Balks: None.
WP: N Ryan (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Montague (1; A Bumbry).
Pickoffs: J Montague (1; E Murray, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Jim Evans, 3B - Don Denkinger, LF - Al Clark, RF - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 3:10.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

California Angels         Baltimore Orioles
1 Rick Miller CF 1 Al Bumbry CF
2 Carney Lansford 3B 2 Mark Belanger SS
3 Dan Ford RF 3 Ken Singleton RF
4 Don Baylor DH 4 Eddie Murray 1B
5 Rod Carew 1B 5 Pat Kelly LF
6 Brian Downing C 6 Lee May DH
7 Bobby Grich 2B 7 Doug DeCinces 3B
8 Larry Harlow LF 8 Rich Dauer 2B
9 Jim Anderson SS 9 Rick Dempsey C
Nolan Ryan P 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
b10 3-3 2 12- 3,(0-2)  RRR BAL J. Lowenstein J. Montague 39% 100% Home Run; DeCinces Scores; Bumbry Scores
t6 2-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  R CAL B. Grich J. Palmer -18% 52% Double to LF; Carew Scores
b6 3-3 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO BAL L. May N. Ryan -13% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b3 1-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R BAL M. Belanger N. Ryan 12% 54% Single to CF; Dempsey Scores/unER; Belanger to 2B/Adv on throw
t3 1-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R CAL D. Ford J. Palmer -11% 28% Double to RF; Miller Scores; Lansford to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CAL R. Miller J. Palmer 2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CAL C. Lansford J. Palmer 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R CAL D. Ford J. Palmer -10% 44% Home Run
t1 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CAL D. Baylor J. Palmer 1% 45% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O BAL A. Bumbry N. Ryan -2% 42% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL M. Belanger N. Ryan -2% 41% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL K. Singleton N. Ryan -1% 40% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O CAL R. Carew J. Palmer 2% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CAL B. Downing J. Palmer 1% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CAL B. Grich J. Palmer 1% 44% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O BAL E. Murray N. Ryan -3% 42% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL P. Kelly N. Ryan -2% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O BAL L. May N. Ryan -1% 39% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 8-9-1
t3 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CAL L. Harlow J. Palmer 2% 41% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 1-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CAL J. Anderson J. Palmer 2% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CAL R. Miller J. Palmer -1% 41% Single to CF
t3 1-0 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  CAL C. Lansford J. Palmer -2% 39% Walk; Miller to 2B
t3 1-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R CAL D. Ford J. Palmer -11% 28% Double to RF; Miller Scores; Lansford to 3B
t3 2-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O CAL D. Baylor J. Palmer 5% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  BAL D. DeCinces N. Ryan 7% 40% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); DeCinces to 2B
b3 0-2 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O BAL R. Dauer N. Ryan -5% 35% Flyball: LF
b3 0-2 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  R BAL R. Dempsey N. Ryan 11% 46% Double to LF; DeCinces Scores/unER
b3 1-2 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O BAL A. Bumbry N. Ryan -4% 42% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R BAL M. Belanger N. Ryan 12% 54% Single to CF; Dempsey Scores/unER; Belanger to 2B/Adv on throw
b3 2-2 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  BAL K. Singleton N. Ryan 1% 55% Walk
b3 2-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O BAL E. Murray N. Ryan -5% 50% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Angels 2, Orioles 2.
Top of the 4th, Angels Batting, Tied 2-2, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 5-6-7
t4 2-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CAL R. Carew J. Palmer -7% 43% Double to LF
t4 2-2 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CAL B. Downing J. Palmer 2% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B; Carew to 3B
t4 2-2 1 --3 7,(3-2)  CAL B. Grich J. Palmer -2% 42% Walk
t4 2-2 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O CAL L. Harlow J. Palmer 8% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-2 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O CAL J. Anderson J. Palmer 6% 56% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 2, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Tied 2-2, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
b4 2-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BAL P. Kelly N. Ryan 4% 60% Walk
b4 2-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  BAL L. May N. Ryan 3% 63% Kelly Steals 2B
b4 2-2 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  BAL L. May N. Ryan 4% 67% Wild Pitch; Kelly to 3B
b4 2-2 0 --3 6,(2-2)  O BAL L. May N. Ryan -5% 62% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-2 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RO BAL D. DeCinces N. Ryan 3% 65% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Kelly Scores
b4 3-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BAL R. Dauer N. Ryan -1% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Orioles 3.
Top of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 1-2-3
t5 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CAL R. Miller J. Palmer 3% 67% Flyball: LF
t5 2-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CAL C. Lansford J. Palmer 2% 69% Flyball: LF
t5 2-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CAL D. Ford J. Palmer 2% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Orioles 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-2, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 9-1-2
b5 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL R. Dempsey N. Ryan -2% 69% Flyball: RF
b5 3-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O BAL A. Bumbry N. Ryan -2% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 3-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL M. Belanger N. Ryan -1% 66% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Orioles 3.
Top of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 4-5-6
t6 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CAL D. Baylor J. Palmer 4% 70% Flyball: 2B
t6 2-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CAL R. Carew J. Palmer -4% 66% Single to RF
t6 2-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CAL B. Downing J. Palmer 5% 70% Flyball: 3B
t6 2-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  R CAL B. Grich J. Palmer -18% 52% Double to LF; Carew Scores
t6 3-3 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CAL L. Harlow J. Palmer 5% 58% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 3, Orioles 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Tied 3-3, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 3-4-5
b6 3-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BAL K. Singleton N. Ryan -3% 54% Flyball: LF
b6 3-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  BAL E. Murray N. Ryan 4% 58% Walk
b6 3-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  BAL P. Kelly N. Ryan 5% 63% Single to LF; Murray to 2B
b6 3-3 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO BAL L. May N. Ryan -13% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 3, Orioles 3.
Top of the 7th, Angels Batting, Tied 3-3, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 9-1-2
t7 3-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CAL J. Anderson J. Palmer 4% 54% Foul Flyball: C
t7 3-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CAL R. Miller J. Palmer 3% 57% Flyball: LF
t7 3-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CAL C. Lansford J. Palmer 2% 59% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 3, Orioles 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Tied 3-3, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
b7 3-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL D. DeCinces N. Ryan -4% 55% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 3-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  BAL R. Dauer N. Ryan 4% 59% Single to LF
b7 3-3 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO BAL R. Dempsey N. Ryan -9% 50% Double Play: Flyball: CF-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 3, Orioles 3.
Top of the 8th, Angels Batting, Tied 3-3, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 3-4-5
t8 3-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CAL D. Ford J. Palmer 5% 55% Flyball: CF
t8 3-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CAL D. Baylor J. Palmer 3% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 3-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CAL R. Carew J. Palmer -3% 56% Single to RF
t8 3-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CAL B. Downing J. Palmer 5% 61% Carew Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 3, Orioles 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Tied 3-3, Angels' John Montague facing 1-2-3
John Montague replaces Nolan Ryan pitching
b8 3-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BAL A. Bumbry J. Montague -5% 56% Lineout: LF
b8 3-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BAL M. Belanger J. Montague -4% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 3-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL K. Singleton J. Montague -3% 50% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 3, Orioles 3.
Top of the 9th, Angels Batting, Tied 3-3, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 6-7-8
t9 3-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CAL B. Downing J. Palmer 6% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 3-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CAL B. Grich J. Palmer 5% 60% Flyball: RF
t9 3-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CAL L. Harlow J. Palmer 3% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 3, Orioles 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Tied 3-3, Angels' John Montague facing 4-5-6
b9 3-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  BAL E. Murray J. Montague 7% 71% Walk
b9 3-3 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O BAL P. Kelly J. Montague -8% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-3 1 1-- 2,(0-2)  O BAL L. May J. Montague -10% 54% Murray Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b9 3-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL L. May J. Montague -4% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 3, Orioles 3.
Top of the 10th, Angels Batting, Tied 3-3, Orioles' Don Stanhouse facing 9-1-2
Don Stanhouse replaces Jim Palmer pitching
Willie Davis pinch hits for Jim Anderson (SS) batting 9th
t10 3-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CAL W. Davis D. Stanhouse 6% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
t10 3-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CAL R. Miller D. Stanhouse 5% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
t10 3-3 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O CAL C. Lansford D. Stanhouse 3% 64% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 3, Orioles 3.
Bottom of the 10th, Orioles Batting, Tied 3-3, Angels' John Montague facing 7-8-9
Bert Campaneris replaces Willie Davis (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b10 3-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BAL D. DeCinces J. Montague 7% 71% Single to LF
b10 3-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BAL R. Dauer J. Montague -1% 70% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; DeCinces to 2B
Terry Crowley pinch hits for Rick Dempsey (C) batting 9th
b10 3-3 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O BAL T. Crowley J. Montague -9% 61% Flyball: CF
b10 3-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  BAL A. Bumbry J. Montague 0% 61% Intentional Walk
John Lowenstein pinch hits for Mark Belanger (SS) batting 2nd
b10 3-3 2 12- 3,(0-2)  RRR BAL J. Lowenstein J. Montague 39% 100% Home Run; DeCinces Scores; Bumbry Scores
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 3, Orioles 6.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:BAL197910030
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.