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Standings
BAL
@BOS
11
8
 
(8)
KCR
@CHW
2
5
DET
@CLE
8
2
CAL
@OAK
1
6
MIN
@SEP
6
4
ATL
@HOU
6
4
SDP
@LAD
1
9
NYM
@PIT
3
11
CHC
@STL
1
0
Wednesday, April 16, 1969,
, White Sox Park
Attendance: 11,163, Time of Game: 1:44
Royals
2
5-3
 Lost 1 
1st
at White Sox
5
4-3
 Won 3 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Joe Horlen (1-1)
L: Dave Morehead (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  0
White Sox       1  0  0   0  2  2   0  0  X    5  8  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pat Kelly CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .174 .296 .217 .514 -0.033 0.90 0.036 -0.069 -0.4 0 0
   Dick Drago P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Jackie Hernandez SS 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .188 .257 .219 .476 -0.072 0.76 0.000 -0.072 -0.8 1 4
Joe Keough RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .300 .300 .367 .667 -0.049 0.98 0.024 -0.073 -0.4 1 1
Joe Foy 3B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .303 .378 .394 .772 0.185 0.92 0.222 -0.037 1.6 1 3 HR
Mike Fiore 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .235 .480 .412 .892 -0.106 0.81 0.008 -0.114 -0.7 8 1 GDP
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .273 .407 .318 .726 -0.023 0.75 0.033 -0.056 -0.3 2 0
Jerry Adair 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .269 .296 .269 .566 -0.057 0.86 0.025 -0.082 -0.7 4 2 GDP
Jim Campanis C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .235 .267 .502 -0.040 0.79 0.011 -0.052 -0.4 4 0 GDP
   Ed Kirkpatrick PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .056 .150 .056 .206 -0.008 0.31 0.000 -0.008 -0.1 1 0
Dave Morehead P 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.005 0.84 0.018 -0.023 -0.0 1 0
   Dave Wickersham P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   George Spriggs PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .286 .250 .536 -0.022 0.85 0.000 -0.022 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 6 2 2 3 33 .194 .242 .290 .533 -0.230 0.83 0.377 -0.608 -2.3 24 12
HR: J Foy (1, off J Horlen, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: J Foy 5; J Keough; J Adair; M Fiore; L Piniella.
GIDP: J Campanis (1); J Adair (1); M Fiore (1).
RBI: J Foy 2 (4).
2-out RBI: J Foy 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Hernandez-J Adair-M Fiore; D Drago-M Fiore; J Keough-M Fiore.
Outfield Assists: J Keough (B Bradford at 1st base).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Carlos May LF 3 2 2 3 1 1 4 .474 .524 1.158 1.682 0.445 1.17 0.449 -0.004 3.2 1 0 2·HR
Luis Aparicio SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .154 .241 .192 .434 0.016 1.00 0.038 -0.023 0.0 3 6 SH
Pete Ward RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .200 .294 .467 .761 -0.032 1.30 0.014 -0.046 -0.3 1 0 IW
   Ken Berry PH-CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .118 .167 .118 .284 0.004 0.09 0.004 0.000 0.4 0 0
Bill Melton 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .238 .400 .571 .971 -0.239 1.40 0.000 -0.239 -2.8 0 3 GDP
Gail Hopkins 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .208 .345 .375 .720 -0.067 0.67 0.001 -0.068 -0.5 13 0
Duane Josephson C 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .105 .150 .105 .255 -0.033 0.58 0.013 -0.046 -0.1 3 0
Buddy Bradford CF-RF 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 .429 .520 .714 1.234 0.200 0.53 0.213 -0.014 2.4 0 0 HR
Sandy Alomar 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .056 .150 .056 .206 -0.013 0.79 0.055 -0.068 -1.0 6 7
Joe Horlen P 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.012 1.18 0.045 -0.056 -0.2 0 1
Team Totals 28 5 8 5 6 5 35 .286 .412 .607 1.019 0.269 0.92 0.832 -0.564 1.1 27 17
HR: C May 2 (4, 2 off D Morehead, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF; 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF); B Bradford (1, off D Wickersham, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: L Aparicio (1, off D Morehead).
IBB: P Ward (1, by D Morehead).
TB: C May 8; B Bradford 5; D Josephson; K Berry; L Aparicio; J Horlen.
GIDP: B Melton (1).
RBI: C May 3 (7); B Bradford 2 (2).
2-out RBI: B Bradford 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 3. L Aparicio-S Alomar-G Hopkins; S Alomar-L Aparicio-G Hopkins; B Melton-S Alomar-G Hopkins.
E: B Melton (1).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Morehead, L (0-2) 4.1 4 3 3 4 2 2 10.80 19 41 -0.157 1.42 -0.8
Dave Wickersham 2.2 2 2 2 0 3 1 2.08 10 0 0 -0.118 0.42 -0.8
Dick Drago 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 6 0 0 0.006 0.15 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 5 5 6 5 3 5.62 35 41 0 0 -0.269 0.92 -1.1

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Horlen, W (1-1) 9 6 2 2 2 3 1 3.75 33 68 0.230 0.83 2.3
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 2 3 1 2.00 33 68 0.230 0.83 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Morehead (1; P Ward).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Odom, 1B - Larry Barnett, 2B - Ed Runge, 3B - Cal Drummond.
Time of Game: 1:44.
Attendance: 11,163.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: Cloudy, Rain.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 Pat Kelly CF 1 Carlos May LF
2 Jackie Hernandez SS 2 Luis Aparicio SS
3 Joe Keough RF 3 Pete Ward RF
4 Joe Foy 3B 4 Bill Melton 3B
5 Mike Fiore 1B 5 Gail Hopkins 1B
6 Lou Piniella LF 6 Duane Josephson C
7 Jerry Adair 2B 7 Buddy Bradford CF
8 Jim Campanis C 8 Sandy Alomar 2B
9 Dave Morehead P 9 Joe Horlen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-2 1 1-- RR CHW C. May D. Morehead 28% 69% Home Run; Alomar Scores
b6 3-2 2 1-- RR CHW B. Bradford D. Wickersham 18% 90% Home Run; Josephson Scores
b3 1-2 1 123 OO CHW B. Melton D. Morehead -18% 37% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- RR KCR J. Foy J. Horlen -18% 33% Home Run; Hernandez Scores
b1 0-2 0 --- R CHW C. May D. Morehead 10% 44% Home Run

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, White Sox' Joe Horlen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR P. Kelly J. Horlen -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O KCR J. Hernandez J. Horlen 3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- O KCR J. Keough J. Horlen 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B; Hernandez to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- RR KCR J. Foy J. Horlen -18% 33% Home Run; Hernandez Scores
t1 2-0 2 --- O KCR M. Fiore J. Horlen 1% 34% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dave Morehead facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- R CHW C. May D. Morehead 10% 44% Home Run
b1 1-2 0 --- CHW L. Aparicio D. Morehead 4% 48% Single to RF
b1 1-2 0 1-- O CHW P. Ward D. Morehead -4% 44% Flyball: LF
b1 1-2 1 1-- O CHW B. Melton D. Morehead -3% 42% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b1 1-2 2 1-- O CHW G. Hopkins D. Morehead -2% 39% Groundout: 2B-P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Joe Horlen facing 6-7-8
t2 2-1 0 --- KCR L. Piniella J. Horlen -3% 36% Single to CF
t2 2-1 0 1-- OO KCR J. Adair J. Horlen 7% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t2 2-1 2 --- KCR J. Campanis J. Horlen -1% 42% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t2 2-1 2 1-- KCR D. Morehead J. Horlen -2% 40% Walk; Campanis to 2B
t2 2-1 2 12- O KCR P. Kelly J. Horlen 4% 44% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Dave Morehead facing 6-7-8
b2 1-2 0 --- O CHW D. Josephson D. Morehead -2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-2 1 --- CHW B. Bradford D. Morehead 3% 44% Walk
b2 1-2 1 1-- OO CHW S. Alomar D. Morehead -6% 38% Double Play: Flyball: RF-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Joe Horlen facing 2-3-4
t3 2-1 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez J. Horlen 2% 40% Flyball: 2B
t3 2-1 1 --- KCR J. Keough J. Horlen -2% 38% Single to CF
t3 2-1 1 1-- O KCR J. Foy J. Horlen 3% 41% Flyball: RF
t3 2-1 2 1-- O KCR M. Fiore J. Horlen 2% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Dave Morehead facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- CHW J. Horlen D. Morehead 4% 47% Single to CF
b3 1-2 0 1-- CHW C. May D. Morehead 7% 54% Walk; Horlen to 2B
b3 1-2 0 12- O CHW L. Aparicio D. Morehead -0% 54% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Horlen to 3B; May to 2B
b3 1-2 1 -23 CHW P. Ward D. Morehead 1% 55% Intentional Walk
b3 1-2 1 123 OO CHW B. Melton D. Morehead -18% 37% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Joe Horlen facing 6-7-8
t4 2-1 0 --- O KCR L. Piniella J. Horlen 2% 39% Flyball: SS
t4 2-1 1 --- KCR J. Adair J. Horlen -2% 37% Single to LF
t4 2-1 1 1-- OO KCR J. Campanis J. Horlen 5% 42% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Dave Morehead facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- O CHW G. Hopkins D. Morehead -3% 39% Foul Flyball: 3B
b4 1-2 1 --- O CHW D. Josephson D. Morehead -2% 37% Strikeout
b4 1-2 2 --- O CHW B. Bradford D. Morehead -1% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Joe Horlen facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- O KCR D. Morehead J. Horlen 2% 38% Groundout: P-1B
t5 2-1 1 --- O KCR P. Kelly J. Horlen 2% 40% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-1 2 --- O KCR J. Hernandez J. Horlen 1% 41% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Dave Morehead facing 8-9-1
b5 1-2 0 --- CHW S. Alomar D. Morehead 6% 46% Walk
b5 1-2 0 1-- O CHW J. Horlen D. Morehead -5% 41% Strikeout
b5 1-2 1 1-- RR CHW C. May D. Morehead 28% 69% Home Run; Alomar Scores
Dave Wickersham replaces Dave Morehead pitching and batting 9th
b5 3-2 1 --- O CHW L. Aparicio D. Wickersham -2% 68% Flyball: LF
b5 3-2 2 --- O CHW P. Ward D. Wickersham -1% 67% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, White Sox' Joe Horlen facing 3-4-5
t6 2-3 0 --- O KCR J. Keough J. Horlen 4% 70% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 2-3 1 --- KCR J. Foy J. Horlen -4% 66% Single to CF
t6 2-3 1 1-- OO KCR M. Fiore J. Horlen 8% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Dave Wickersham facing 4-5-6
b6 3-2 0 --- O CHW B. Melton D. Wickersham -2% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 3-2 1 --- O CHW G. Hopkins D. Wickersham -1% 71% Flyball: 2B
b6 3-2 2 --- CHW D. Josephson D. Wickersham 1% 72% Single to CF
b6 3-2 2 1-- RR CHW B. Bradford D. Wickersham 18% 90% Home Run; Josephson Scores
b6 5-2 2 --- O CHW S. Alomar D. Wickersham -0% 90% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, White Sox' Joe Horlen facing 6-7-8
t7 2-5 0 --- O KCR L. Piniella J. Horlen 2% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-5 1 --- O KCR J. Adair J. Horlen 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
Ed Kirkpatrick pinch hits for Jim Campanis (C) batting 8th
t7 2-5 2 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Horlen 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Dave Wickersham facing 9-1-2
Ed Kirkpatrick moves from PH to C
b7 5-2 0 --- O CHW J. Horlen D. Wickersham -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-2 1 --- O CHW C. May D. Wickersham -0% 94% Strikeout
b7 5-2 2 --- O CHW L. Aparicio D. Wickersham -0% 93% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, White Sox' Joe Horlen facing 9-1-2
George Spriggs pinch hits for Dave Wickersham (P) batting 9th
t8 2-5 0 --- O KCR G. Spriggs J. Horlen 2% 96% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-5 1 --- O KCR P. Kelly J. Horlen 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-5 2 --- O KCR J. Hernandez J. Horlen 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Dick Drago facing 3-4-5
Dick Drago replaces Pat Kelly (CF) pitching and batting 1st
George Spriggs moves from PH to CF
Ken Berry pinch hits for Pete Ward (RF) batting 3rd
b8 5-2 0 --- CHW K. Berry D. Drago 0% 98% Single to LF
b8 5-2 0 1-- OO CHW B. Melton D. Drago -1% 97% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B
b8 5-2 2 --- CHW G. Hopkins D. Drago 0% 97% Walk
b8 5-2 2 1-- CHW D. Josephson D. Drago 0% 97% Walk; Hopkins to 2B
b8 5-2 2 12- CHW B. Bradford D. Drago 0% 98% Single to 2B; Hopkins to 3B; Josephson to 2B
b8 5-2 2 123 O CHW S. Alomar D. Drago -1% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, White Sox' Joe Horlen facing 3-4-5
Ken Berry moves from PH to CF
Buddy Bradford moves from CF to RF
t9 2-5 0 --- O KCR J. Keough J. Horlen 2% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 2-5 1 --- O KCR J. Foy J. Horlen 1% 100% Flyball: 2B
t9 2-5 2 --- KCR M. Fiore J. Horlen -1% 99% Single to CF
t9 2-5 2 1-- O KCR L. Piniella J. Horlen 1% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 5.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:CHA196904160
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