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BAL
@BOS
1
6
OAK
@CAL
6
3
KCR
@CHW
1
6
DET
@CLE
4
0
WSA
@NYY
0
5
MIN
@SEP
1
2
MIN
@SEP
2
3
SDP
@ATL
2
6
SDP
@ATL
3
6
HOU
@CIN
7
4
NYM
@MON
5
2
CHC
@PHI
9
5
STL
@PIT
1
4
LAD
@SFG
3
2
Friday, July 18, 1969,
, White Sox Park
Attendance: 6,257, Time of Game: 2:26
Royals
1
39-54
 Lost 5 
4th, 17½ GB
at White Sox
6
39-54
 Won 1 
4th, 17½ GB
W: Tommy John (6-8)
L: Wally Bunker (5-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  8  0
White Sox       0  2  0   0  0  0   4  0  X    6  9  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jackie Hernandez SS 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .234 .274 .295 .569 -0.099 1.00 0.000 -0.099 -0.8 1 1
Paul Schaal 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .308 .361 .323 .684 -0.067 0.66 0.000 -0.067 -0.5 0 1
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .301 .332 .473 .806 -0.021 0.63 0.025 -0.046 0.2 3 0
Hawk Taylor RF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .353 .411 .549 .960 0.013 0.83 0.062 -0.049 0.6 1 0
Buck Martinez C 4 1 3 0 0 1 4 .276 .288 .362 .650 0.126 1.06 0.149 -0.023 0.8 9 1 2B
Bob Oliver CF 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 .253 .289 .409 .698 0.089 1.40 0.117 -0.028 -0.0 1 0 SH,GDP
Jerry Adair 2B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .254 .294 .286 .580 0.017 1.71 0.062 -0.045 -0.0 1 3 IW
Chuck Harrison 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .226 .279 .308 .587 -0.265 2.28 0.000 -0.265 -2.2 7 1 GDP
Wally Bunker P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .105 .105 .132 .237 -0.108 2.16 0.000 -0.108 -1.0 1 0
   Juan Rios PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .283 .293 .576 -0.043 1.73 0.000 -0.043 -0.2
   Don O'Riley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Wickersham P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ellie Rodriguez PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .251 .337 .333 .670 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Team Totals 32 1 8 1 3 9 36 .250 .314 .281 .596 -0.358 1.23 0.415 -0.773 -3.3 24 8
2B: B Martinez (2, off T John).
SH: B Oliver (4, off T John).
IBB: J Adair (4, by T John).
TB: B Martinez 4; B Oliver 2; L Piniella 2; J Adair.
GIDP: B Oliver (12); C Harrison (2).
RBI: J Adair (21).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommy McCraw LF 5 1 2 0 0 2 5 .204 .269 .279 .548 0.023 0.68 0.083 -0.059 0.3 0 0 CS
Luis Aparicio SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .267 .343 .347 .690 0.057 0.84 0.088 -0.030 1.0 0 4 2B
Carlos May RF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .281 .376 .514 .891 -0.018 0.90 0.040 -0.058 -0.2 0 0
Gail Hopkins 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .277 .376 .436 .811 0.083 1.25 0.117 -0.034 0.7 13 0
Ed Herrmann C 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .268 .350 .401 .751 -0.076 1.08 0.038 -0.115 0.2 9 0
Bill Melton 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .231 .305 .427 .732 0.014 0.70 0.064 -0.050 -0.2 0 6 2B
Bobby Knoop 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .207 .296 .309 .605 -0.074 0.64 0.002 -0.075 -0.1 5 6 2B
Ken Berry CF 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .216 .272 .299 .572 0.134 0.67 0.168 -0.034 0.8 0 0 HR
Tommy John P 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .077 .158 .096 .254 -0.002 0.35 0.020 -0.022 -0.3 0 0
Team Totals 32 6 9 5 5 8 37 .281 .378 .469 .847 0.141 0.78 0.620 -0.477 2.1 27 16
2B: B Melton (14, off W Bunker); L Aparicio (19, off W Bunker); B Knoop (10, off D Wickersham).
HR: K Berry (2, off W Bunker, 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: K Berry 4; B Knoop 2; B Melton 2; T McCraw 2; L Aparicio 2; G Hopkins; C May; E Herrmann.
RBI: E Herrmann 2 (17); K Berry 2 (11); G Hopkins (30).
2-out RBI: E Herrmann 2; G Hopkins.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Melton-B Knoop-G Hopkins; L Aparicio-B Knoop-G Hopkins.
Baserunning
CS: T McCraw (2, 2nd base by W Bunker/B Martinez).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Wally Bunker, L (5-6) 6 6 2 2 2 6 1 3.33 25 56 0.048 0.80 0.9
Don O'Riley 0.1 1 3 3 2 1 0 7.53 4 0 0 -0.073 0.94 -1.1
Dave Wickersham 1.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 4.04 8 3 3 -0.115 0.67 -2.0
Team Totals 8 9 6 6 5 8 1 6.75 37 56 3 3 -0.140 0.78 -2.1

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tommy John, W (6-8) 9 8 1 1 3 9 0 3.43 36 73 0.359 1.23 3.3
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 3 9 0 1.00 36 73 0.359 1.23 3.3
Balks: D Wickersham (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: T John (6; J Adair).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Napp, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - John Rice, 3B - Russ Goetz.
Time of Game: 2:26.
Attendance: 6,257.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 Jackie Hernandez SS 1 Tommy McCraw LF
2 Paul Schaal 3B 2 Luis Aparicio SS
3 Lou Piniella LF 3 Carlos May RF
4 Hawk Taylor RF 4 Gail Hopkins 1B
5 Buck Martinez C 5 Ed Herrmann C
6 Bob Oliver CF 6 Bill Melton 3B
7 Jerry Adair 2B 7 Bobby Knoop 2B
8 Chuck Harrison 1B 8 Ken Berry CF
9 Wally Bunker P 9 Tommy John P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 1 -2- RR CHW K. Berry W. Bunker 17% 74% Home Run; Melton Scores
t6 1-2 2 123 O KCR C. Harrison T. John 12% 75% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b7 2-1 2 123 R CHW G. Hopkins D. Wickersham 9% 90% Walk; John Scores; McCraw to 3B; Aparicio to 2B
t4 0-2 0 -2- KCR B. Oliver T. John -8% 58% Single to LF; Martinez to 3B
t2 0-0 1 123 O KCR C. Harrison T. John 8% 47% Strikeout

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' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez T. John 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. Schaal T. John 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR L. Piniella T. John 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW T. McCraw W. Bunker -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW L. Aparicio W. Bunker -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- CHW C. May W. Bunker 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- CHW G. Hopkins W. Bunker 3% 55% Single to RF; May to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 O CHW E. Herrmann W. Bunker -5% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Tommy John facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR H. Taylor T. John -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- KCR B. Martinez T. John -6% 40% Single to CF; Taylor to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- O KCR B. Oliver T. John 0% 41% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Taylor to 3B; Martinez to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -23 KCR J. Adair T. John -1% 40% Intentional Walk
t2 0-0 1 123 O KCR C. Harrison T. John 8% 47% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 123 O KCR W. Bunker T. John 8% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- CHW B. Melton W. Bunker 6% 61% Double to LF
b2 0-0 0 -2- O CHW B. Knoop W. Bunker -4% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 -2- RR CHW K. Berry W. Bunker 17% 74% Home Run; Melton Scores
b2 2-0 1 --- O CHW T. John W. Bunker -1% 73% Strikeout Looking
b2 2-0 2 --- CHW T. McCraw W. Bunker 1% 74% Single to LF
b2 2-0 2 1-- O CHW L. Aparicio W. Bunker -2% 72% McCraw Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
t3 0-2 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez T. John 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-2 1 --- O KCR P. Schaal T. John 2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-2 2 --- KCR L. Piniella T. John -1% 75% Single to CF
t3 0-2 2 1-- O KCR H. Taylor T. John 2% 77% Foul Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 2-3-4
b3 2-0 0 --- CHW L. Aparicio W. Bunker 4% 81% Double to LF
b3 2-0 0 -2- CHW C. May W. Bunker 2% 83% Walk
b3 2-0 0 12- O CHW G. Hopkins W. Bunker -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Aparicio to 3B
b3 2-0 1 1-3 O CHW E. Herrmann W. Bunker -5% 77% Flyball: LF
b3 2-0 2 1-3 O CHW B. Melton W. Bunker -3% 74% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 5-6-7
t4 0-2 0 --- KCR B. Martinez T. John -7% 67% Double to LF
t4 0-2 0 -2- KCR B. Oliver T. John -8% 58% Single to LF; Martinez to 3B
t4 0-2 0 1-3 RO KCR J. Adair T. John 4% 63% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Martinez Scores
t4 1-2 1 1-- OO KCR C. Harrison T. John 6% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 7-8-9
b4 2-1 0 --- O CHW B. Knoop W. Bunker -2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-1 1 --- O CHW K. Berry W. Bunker -1% 65% Strikeout
b4 2-1 2 --- O CHW T. John W. Bunker -1% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 9-1-2
t5 1-2 0 --- O KCR W. Bunker T. John 3% 68% Strikeout
t5 1-2 1 --- O KCR J. Hernandez T. John 2% 70% Strikeout
t5 1-2 2 --- O KCR P. Schaal T. John 1% 71% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 1-2-3
b5 2-1 0 --- O CHW T. McCraw W. Bunker -2% 69% Strikeout
b5 2-1 1 --- O CHW L. Aparicio W. Bunker -2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-1 2 --- CHW C. May W. Bunker 1% 69% Single to CF
b5 2-1 2 1-- O CHW G. Hopkins W. Bunker -2% 67% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 3-4-5
t6 1-2 0 --- O KCR L. Piniella T. John 4% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-2 1 --- O KCR H. Taylor T. John 3% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-2 2 --- KCR B. Martinez T. John -2% 71% Single to LF
t6 1-2 2 1-- KCR B. Oliver T. John -3% 68% Single to 3B; Martinez to 2B
t6 1-2 2 12- KCR J. Adair T. John -5% 63% Single to SS; Martinez to 3B; Oliver to 2B
t6 1-2 2 123 O KCR C. Harrison T. John 12% 75% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 5-6-7
b6 2-1 0 --- O CHW E. Herrmann W. Bunker -2% 73% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 2-1 1 --- O CHW B. Melton W. Bunker -1% 71% Strikeout
b6 2-1 2 --- O CHW B. Knoop W. Bunker -1% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 9-1-2
Juan Rios pinch hits for Wally Bunker (P) batting 9th
t7 1-2 0 --- O KCR J. Rios T. John 4% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-2 1 --- O KCR J. Hernandez T. John 3% 77% Strikeout
t7 1-2 2 --- O KCR P. Schaal T. John 2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Don O'Riley facing 8-9-1
Don O'Riley replaces Juan Rios (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-1 0 --- O CHW K. Berry D. O'Riley -2% 78% Strikeout
b7 2-1 1 --- CHW T. John D. O'Riley 2% 80% Walk
b7 2-1 1 1-- CHW T. McCraw D. O'Riley 3% 82% Single to RF; John to 2B
b7 2-1 1 12- CHW L. Aparicio D. O'Riley 5% 87% Walk; John to 3B; McCraw to 2B
Dave Wickersham replaces Don O'Riley pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-1 1 123 O CHW C. May D. Wickersham -6% 81% Foul Flyball: C
b7 2-1 2 123 R CHW G. Hopkins D. Wickersham 9% 90% Walk; John Scores; McCraw to 3B; Aparicio to 2B
b7 3-1 2 123 R CHW E. Herrmann D. Wickersham 5% 95% Balk; McCraw Scores; Aparicio to 3B; Hopkins to 2B
b7 4-1 2 -23 RR CHW E. Herrmann D. Wickersham 4% 99% Single to CF; Aparicio Scores; Hopkins Scores
b7 6-1 2 1-- O CHW B. Melton D. Wickersham -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 6.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, White Sox' Tommy John facing 3-4-5
t8 1-6 0 --- KCR L. Piniella T. John -1% 97% Single to CF
t8 1-6 0 1-- KCR H. Taylor T. John -2% 95% Walk; Piniella to 2B
t8 1-6 0 12- O KCR B. Martinez T. John 2% 97% Strikeout Looking
t8 1-6 1 12- OO KCR B. Oliver T. John 2% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 6.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 6-1, Royals' Dave Wickersham facing 7-8-9
b8 6-1 0 --- CHW B. Knoop D. Wickersham 0% 100% Double to CF
b8 6-1 0 -2- O CHW K. Berry D. Wickersham -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 6-1 1 -2- O CHW T. John D. Wickersham -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 6-1 2 -2- O CHW T. McCraw D. Wickersham -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, White Sox' Tommy John facing 7-8-9
t9 1-6 0 --- O KCR J. Adair T. John 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 1-6 1 --- O KCR C. Harrison T. John 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
Ellie Rodriguez pinch hits for Dave Wickersham (P) batting 9th
t9 1-6 2 --- O KCR E. Rodriguez T. John 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 6.

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