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0
6
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4
6
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@OAK
7
4
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@ATL
2
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1
2
Wednesday, September 23, 1970,
, White Sox Park
Attendance: 693, Time of Game: 2:20
Royals
0
62-93
 Lost 1 
4th, 32 GB
at White Sox
6
55-99
 Won 1 
6th, 38½ GB
W: Bart Johnson (4-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  3
White Sox       1  0  0   0  0  2   2  1  X    6 11  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Amos Otis CF 2 0 0 0 2 0 .283 .777 -0.033 0.78 0.039 -0.072 0.0 3 0
George Spriggs RF 2 0 0 0 2 1 .223 .623 -0.009 1.12 0.060 -0.069 0.2 2 0
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .299 .768 0.003 1.06 0.041 -0.039 -0.5 2 0
Ed Kirkpatrick C 3 0 0 0 1 0 .234 .746 -0.102 1.19 0.012 -0.113 -0.8 8 2 GDP
Billy Sorrell 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .264 .689 -0.187 1.09 0.001 -0.188 -1.7 5 1 GDP
Paul Schaal 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .272 .705 -0.048 0.53 0.003 -0.051 -0.1 1 3
Cookie Rojas 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .234 .570 -0.041 0.66 0.027 -0.068 -1.2 1 0 CS,GDP
Bobby Floyd SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 .231 .555 0.000 0.81 0.036 -0.036 -0.3 2 3
Paul Splittorff P 2 0 1 0 0 0 .500 1.000 0.003 1.38 0.044 -0.040 0.1 0 0
   Pat Kelly PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .234 .663 -0.003 0.12 0.000 -0.003 -0.1
   Ken Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 0 5 0 6 5 .179 .502 -0.417 0.90 0.263 -0.679 -4.2 24 9
TB: B Sorrell; B Floyd; P Splittorff; L Piniella; P Schaal.
GIDP: C Rojas (8); E Kirkpatrick (9); B Sorrell (5).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
E: B Floyd (6); K Wright (1); C Rojas (9).
Baserunning
CS: C Rojas (7, 2nd base by B Johnson/C Brinkman).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Walt Williams RF 5 1 2 0 0 0 .264 .669 0.036 0.57 0.068 -0.032 -0.2 0 0
Tommy McCraw 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 .218 .591 0.017 0.81 0.072 -0.055 -0.4 10 1 SB
Carlos May LF 4 1 2 0 1 0 .287 .801 -0.073 0.90 0.027 -0.100 -0.6 2 0 CS
Bill Melton 3B 4 0 1 1 1 0 .264 .826 0.064 0.88 0.100 -0.036 0.9 1 2
Luis Aparicio SS 0 0 0 0 1 0 .316 .781 0.008 1.01 0.008 0.000 0.1 0 0
   Rich McKinney SS 3 1 1 2 1 1 .151 .503 -0.018 0.82 0.072 -0.090 0.4 4 4 HR,CS
Ken Berry CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 .278 .700 -0.034 0.89 0.040 -0.074 -0.3 4 0 2B
Bobby Knoop 2B 4 0 0 0 0 3 .224 .591 -0.067 0.69 0.000 -0.067 -1.0 0 2
Chuck Brinkman C 3 2 1 0 1 1 .100 .450 0.109 0.52 0.124 -0.014 1.9 6 2 2B
Bart Johnson P 3 0 1 1 0 1 .286 .667 0.041 0.48 0.076 -0.034 1.4 0 2 2B,SH
Team Totals 35 6 11 4 5 8 .314 .886 0.083 0.74 0.587 -0.502 2.2 27 13
2B: C Brinkman (1, off K Wright); B Johnson (2, off P Splittorff); K Berry (12, off P Splittorff).
HR: R McKinney (3, off P Splittorff; 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: B Johnson (1, off K Wright).
TB: R McKinney 4; K Berry 3; W Williams 2; B Johnson 2; C Brinkman 2; C May 2; B Melton; T McCraw.
RBI: R McKinney 2 (13); B Melton (90); B Johnson (2).
2-out RBI: R McKinney 2; B Johnson.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 3. B Knoop-R McKinney-T McCraw; B Melton-T McCraw; B Johnson-C Brinkman-T McCraw.
Baserunning
SB: T McCraw (11, 2nd base off P Splittorff/E Kirkpatrick).
CS: R McKinney (2, 2nd base by P Splittorff/E Kirkpatrick); C May (4, 3rd base by P Splittorff/E Kirkpatrick).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, L (0-1) 7 10 5 3 3 8 1 3.86 34 46 -0.082 0.90 -1.7
Ken Wright 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 5.40 7 0 0 -0.002 0.02 -0.5
Team Totals 8 11 6 4 5 8 1 4.50 41 46 0 0 -0.084 0.74 -2.3

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bart Johnson, W (4-6) 9 5 0 0 6 5 0 4.77 34 76 0.416 0.90 4.2
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 6 5 0 0.00 34 76 0.416 0.90 4.2
Balks: None.
WP: K Wright (2); B Johnson (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Haller, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - Johnny Stevens, 3B - Jim Odom.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 63° F.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 Amos Otis CF 1 Walt Williams RF
2 George Spriggs RF 2 Tommy McCraw 1B
3 Lou Piniella LF 3 Carlos May LF
4 Ed Kirkpatrick C 4 Bill Melton 3B
5 Billy Sorrell 1B 5 Luis Aparicio SS
6 Paul Schaal 3B 6 Ken Berry CF
7 Cookie Rojas 2B 7 Bobby Knoop 2B
8 Bobby Floyd SS 8 Chuck Brinkman C
9 Paul Splittorff P 9 Bart Johnson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 123 OO KCR B. Sorrell B. Johnson 15% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
b6 1-0 2 --3 R CHW C. Brinkman P. Splittorff 10% 84% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Berry Scores/No RBI/unER; Brinkman to 1B
t6 0-1 1 1-- OO KCR E. Kirkpatrick B. Johnson 8% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b6 2-0 2 1-- R CHW B. Johnson P. Splittorff 7% 92% Double to RF; Brinkman Scores/unER
b1 0-0 1 1-3 R CHW B. Melton P. Splittorff 7% 68% Single to CF; Williams Scores; May to 2B

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' Bart Johnson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR A. Otis B. Johnson -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR G. Spriggs B. Johnson -6% 41% Walk; Otis to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- O KCR L. Piniella B. Johnson 0% 41% Groundout: P-1B; Otis to 3B; Spriggs to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -23 KCR E. Kirkpatrick B. Johnson -1% 40% Walk
t1 0-0 1 123 OO KCR B. Sorrell B. Johnson 15% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHW W. Williams P. Splittorff 4% 58% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 1-- CHW T. McCraw P. Splittorff 5% 64% Single to 3B/Bunt; Williams to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- O CHW C. May P. Splittorff -2% 61% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Williams to 3B; May to 1B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 R CHW B. Melton P. Splittorff 7% 68% Single to CF; Williams Scores; May to 2B
b1 1-0 1 12- O CHW L. Aparicio P. Splittorff -4% 64% May Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Melton to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b1 1-0 2 -2- CHW L. Aparicio P. Splittorff 1% 65% Walk
b1 1-0 2 12- O CHW K. Berry P. Splittorff -4% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Bart Johnson facing 6-7-8
Rich McKinney replaces Luis Aparicio playing SS batting 5th
t2 0-1 0 --- O KCR P. Schaal B. Johnson 2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- KCR C. Rojas B. Johnson -3% 61% Walk
t2 0-1 1 1-- O KCR B. Floyd B. Johnson 3% 64% Strikeout
t2 0-1 2 1-- O KCR P. Splittorff B. Johnson 2% 66% Rojas Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O CHW B. Knoop P. Splittorff -2% 64% Strikeout
b2 1-0 1 --- CHW C. Brinkman P. Splittorff 2% 66% Walk
b2 1-0 1 1-- O CHW B. Johnson P. Splittorff -2% 64% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 1-- O CHW W. Williams P. Splittorff -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Bart Johnson facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- KCR P. Splittorff B. Johnson -4% 58% Single to 2B
t3 0-1 0 1-- O KCR A. Otis B. Johnson 4% 62% Foul Flyball: 1B
t3 0-1 1 1-- O KCR G. Spriggs B. Johnson 3% 65% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 2 1-- O KCR L. Piniella B. Johnson 3% 67% Groundout: 3B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- O CHW T. McCraw P. Splittorff -2% 65% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 1 --- CHW C. May P. Splittorff 2% 68% Single to RF
b3 1-0 1 1-- CHW B. Melton P. Splittorff 3% 71% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); May to 2B; Melton to 1B
b3 1-0 1 12- O CHW R. McKinney P. Splittorff -4% 67% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 12- O CHW K. Berry P. Splittorff -4% 63% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Bart Johnson facing 4-5-6
t4 0-1 0 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick B. Johnson 3% 66% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
t4 0-1 1 --- O KCR B. Sorrell B. Johnson 2% 68% Flyball: LF
t4 0-1 2 --- O KCR P. Schaal B. Johnson 1% 69% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
b4 1-0 0 --- O CHW B. Knoop P. Splittorff -2% 67% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-0 1 --- O CHW C. Brinkman P. Splittorff -1% 66% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-0 2 --- O CHW B. Johnson P. Splittorff -1% 65% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Bart Johnson facing 7-8-9
t5 0-1 0 --- O KCR C. Rojas B. Johnson 3% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- KCR B. Floyd B. Johnson -4% 64% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
t5 0-1 1 1-- O KCR P. Splittorff B. Johnson 4% 68% Bunt Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Splittorff to 1B
t5 0-1 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis B. Johnson 3% 72% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b5 1-0 0 --- CHW W. Williams P. Splittorff 3% 75% Single to LF
b5 1-0 0 1-- O CHW T. McCraw P. Splittorff -3% 72% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; McCraw to 1B
b5 1-0 1 1-- CHW C. May P. Splittorff 2% 73% McCraw Steals 2B
b5 1-0 1 -2- O CHW C. May P. Splittorff -3% 70% Flyball: CF
b5 1-0 2 -2- O CHW B. Melton P. Splittorff -3% 67% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Bart Johnson facing 2-3-4
t6 0-1 0 --- O KCR G. Spriggs B. Johnson 4% 71% Strikeout
t6 0-1 1 --- KCR L. Piniella B. Johnson -4% 67% Single to LF
t6 0-1 1 1-- OO KCR E. Kirkpatrick B. Johnson 8% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
b6 1-0 0 --- CHW R. McKinney P. Splittorff 3% 78% Walk
b6 1-0 0 1-- O CHW K. Berry P. Splittorff -5% 73% McKinney Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b6 1-0 1 --- CHW K. Berry P. Splittorff 4% 77% Double to CF (LF-CF)
b6 1-0 1 -2- O CHW B. Knoop P. Splittorff -3% 74% Flyball: CF; Berry to 3B
b6 1-0 2 --3 R CHW C. Brinkman P. Splittorff 10% 84% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Berry Scores/No RBI/unER; Brinkman to 1B
b6 2-0 2 1-- R CHW B. Johnson P. Splittorff 7% 92% Double to RF; Brinkman Scores/unER
b6 3-0 2 -2- O CHW W. Williams P. Splittorff -1% 90% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Bart Johnson facing 5-6-7
t7 0-3 0 --- O KCR B. Sorrell B. Johnson 2% 93% Popfly: SS
t7 0-3 1 --- O KCR P. Schaal B. Johnson 1% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 0-3 2 --- O KCR C. Rojas B. Johnson 1% 95% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
b7 3-0 0 --- O CHW T. McCraw P. Splittorff -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-0 1 --- CHW C. May P. Splittorff 1% 95% Single to RF
b7 3-0 1 1-- O CHW B. Melton P. Splittorff -0% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B; May to 2B
b7 3-0 2 -2- RR CHW R. McKinney P. Splittorff 4% 99% Home Run; May Scores
b7 5-0 2 --- CHW K. Berry P. Splittorff 0% 99% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b7 5-0 2 1-- O CHW B. Knoop P. Splittorff -0% 99% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, White Sox' Bart Johnson facing 8-9-1
t8 0-5 0 --- O KCR B. Floyd B. Johnson 1% 99% Flyball: CF
Pat Kelly pinch hits for Paul Splittorff (P) batting 9th
t8 0-5 1 --- O KCR P. Kelly B. Johnson 0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t8 0-5 2 --- KCR A. Otis B. Johnson -0% 99% Walk
t8 0-5 2 1-- KCR G. Spriggs B. Johnson -0% 99% Wild Pitch; Otis to 2B
t8 0-5 2 -2- KCR G. Spriggs B. Johnson -0% 99% Walk
t8 0-5 2 12- O KCR L. Piniella B. Johnson 1% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Ken Wright facing 8-9-1
Ken Wright replaces Pat Kelly (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-0 0 --- CHW C. Brinkman K. Wright 0% 100% Double to CF
b8 5-0 0 -2- CHW B. Johnson K. Wright 0% 100% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Brinkman to 3B; Johnson to 1B
b8 5-0 0 1-3 R CHW W. Williams K. Wright 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Brinkman Scores; Johnson to 2B
b8 6-0 0 -2- O CHW W. Williams K. Wright -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 6-0 1 -2- O CHW T. McCraw K. Wright -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 6-0 2 -2- CHW C. May K. Wright 0% 100% Walk
b8 6-0 2 12- CHW B. Melton K. Wright 0% 100% Walk; Johnson to 3B; May to 2B
b8 6-0 2 123 O CHW R. McKinney K. Wright -0% 100% Lineout: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, White Sox' Bart Johnson facing 4-5-6
t9 0-6 0 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick B. Johnson 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 0-6 1 --- KCR B. Sorrell B. Johnson -0% 100% Single to 2B (Pop Fly)
t9 0-6 1 1-- KCR P. Schaal B. Johnson -0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Sorrell to 2B
t9 0-6 1 12- OO KCR C. Rojas B. Johnson 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 6.

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