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Scores
Standings
OAK
@BAL
6
2
OAK
@BAL
2
1
NYY
@CHW
6
1
CAL
@CLE
1
4
KCR
@DET
6
2
BOS
@MIL
1
6
WSA
@MIN
5
6
 
(10)
PIT
@LAD
11
5
CHC
@MON
3
7
STL
@NYM
5
9
HOU
@PHI
1
2
CIN
@SDP
2
7
ATL
@SFG
2
5
ATL
@SFG
6
5
 
(10)
Sunday, May 9, 1971, 1:18PM
, White Sox Park
Attendance: 10,401, Time of Game: 2:10
Yankees
6
13-14
 Won 3 
3rd, 5 GB
at White Sox
1
10-18
 Lost 5 
6th, 9 GB
W: Mike Kekich (1-0)
L: Wilbur Wood (1-2)
S: Jack Aker (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   0  1  1   3  1  0    6 10  1
White Sox       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  6  0

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Horace Clarke 2B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .269 .392 .333 .726 0.105 0.99 0.152 -0.046 1.8 2 2 SB
Bobby Murcer CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .330 .410 .500 .910 -0.076 0.81 0.000 -0.076 -0.9 3 0
Roy White LF 3 1 1 2 0 0 4 .287 .364 .575 .939 0.018 0.72 0.046 -0.028 1.0 1 0 HR,SF
Danny Cater 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .246 .263 .298 .561 -0.042 0.43 0.001 -0.042 -0.2 8 0
Thurman Munson C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .234 .338 .359 .697 0.063 0.82 0.092 -0.030 0.0 7 0
Felipe Alou RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .316 .425 .741 -0.016 0.70 0.015 -0.031 -0.2 3 0
Ron Hansen 3B 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .240 .286 .240 .526 0.060 0.95 0.084 -0.025 0.4 1 1 SF
Gene Michael SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .250 .358 .300 .658 0.038 0.59 0.055 -0.017 0.6 2 3
Mike Kekich P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.009 0.65 0.014 -0.023 -0.1 0 2
   Jack Aker P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.009 0.32 0.000 -0.009 -0.4 0 1 SH
Team Totals 33 6 10 6 0 2 36 .303 .286 .394 .680 0.132 0.74 0.459 -0.327 2.0 27 9
HR: R White (6, off S Kealey, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
SF: R Hansen (1, off W Wood); R White (6, off W Wood).
SH: J Aker (1, off T John).
TB: R White 4; H Clarke 2; G Michael 2; M Kekich; F Alou; D Cater; R Hansen; T Munson.
RBI: H Clarke 2 (9); R White 2 (16); G Michael (12); R Hansen (5).
2-out RBI: H Clarke 2.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Michael-H Clarke; G Michael-H Clarke-D Cater.
E: H Clarke (3).
Baserunning
SB: H Clarke (4, 2nd base off W Wood/C Brinkman).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lee Richard SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .240 .270 .292 .562 -0.116 0.90 0.000 -0.116 -1.1 2 5
Mike Hershberger CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.039 0.70 0.019 -0.058 -0.5 2 0
Rick Reichardt LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .256 .287 .402 .690 -0.005 0.67 0.032 -0.037 -0.2 3 1
Rich McKinney RF 2 1 0 0 2 2 4 .367 .446 .408 .855 0.015 1.09 0.056 -0.041 0.3 0 0
Bill Melton 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .290 .366 .440 .806 -0.093 1.52 0.037 -0.130 0.7 0 7 2B
Carlos May 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .275 .339 .385 .724 0.012 0.83 0.055 -0.043 0.1 16 1
Luis Alvarado 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .225 .244 .225 .469 -0.136 1.01 0.000 -0.136 -2.0 2 6 GDP
Chuck Brinkman C 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .111 .111 .111 .222 0.096 1.01 0.111 -0.015 0.8 0 0
   Walt Williams PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .309 .353 .662 -0.011 0.45 0.000 -0.011 -0.3
   Steve Kealey P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Wilbur Wood P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.052 1.23 0.000 -0.052 -0.5 0 1
   Rich Morales PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .389 .450 .444 .894 -0.033 1.34 0.000 -0.033 -0.2
   Tommy John P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ed Herrmann PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .364 .439 .802 -0.006 0.22 0.000 -0.006 -0.2 2 0
Team Totals 31 1 6 1 3 6 34 .194 .265 .226 .491 -0.368 0.95 0.310 -0.678 -3.0 27 21
2B: B Melton (7, off J Aker).
TB: B Melton 3; C May 2; C Brinkman; R Reichardt.
GIDP: L Alvarado (1).
RBI: B Melton (10).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
PB: C Brinkman 2 (3).
Outfield Assists: R Reichardt (H Clarke at 2nd base).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Kekich, W (1-0) 5.2 4 0 0 2 5 0 5.47 22 64 0.227 1.11 1.9
Jack Aker, S (2) 3.1 2 1 1 1 1 0 1.76 12 3 0 0.141 0.64 1.1
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 3 6 0 1.00 34 64 3 0 0.368 0.95 3.0

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Wilbur Wood, L (1-2) 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 2.08 22 60 0.009 0.98 0.7
Tommy John 1 4 3 3 0 0 0 6.38 6 0 0 -0.136 0.70 -2.6
Steve Kealey 2 2 1 1 0 2 1 3.86 8 0 0 -0.006 0.02 -0.1
Team Totals 9 10 6 4 0 2 1 4.00 36 60 0 0 -0.133 0.74 -2.0
Balks: None.
WP: M Kekich (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ron Luciano, 1B - Red Flaherty, 2B - John Rice, 3B - Bill Kunkel.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: 10,401.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 50° F.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Chicago White Sox
1 Horace Clarke 2B 1 Lee Richard SS
2 Bobby Murcer CF 2 Mike Hershberger CF
3 Roy White LF 3 Rick Reichardt LF
4 Danny Cater 1B 4 Rich McKinney RF
5 Thurman Munson C 5 Bill Melton 3B
6 Felipe Alou RF 6 Carlos May 1B
7 Ron Hansen 3B 7 Luis Alvarado 2B
8 Gene Michael SS 8 Chuck Brinkman C
9 Mike Kekich P 9 Wilbur Wood P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 0-2 2 123 O CHW B. Melton J. Aker 12% 83% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-0 1 12- OO CHW L. Alvarado M. Kekich 9% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b3 0-0 0 --- CHW C. Brinkman M. Kekich -7% 38% Single to 2B; Brinkman to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw)
b3 0-0 1 --3 O CHW L. Richard M. Kekich 7% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t7 3-0 2 -23 RRO NYY H. Clarke T. John 6% 97% Single to LF; Hansen Scores; Michael Scores; Clarke out at 2B/LF-3B-2B-1B-SS

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Wilbur Wood facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY H. Clarke W. Wood -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYY B. Murcer W. Wood -1% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYY R. White W. Wood -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Mike Kekich facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW L. Richard M. Kekich 2% 48% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW M. Hershberger M. Kekich 1% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHW R. Reichardt M. Kekich 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Wilbur Wood facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYY D. Cater W. Wood -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O NYY T. Munson W. Wood -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O NYY F. Alou W. Wood -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Mike Kekich facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHW R. McKinney M. Kekich 2% 47% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- CHW B. Melton M. Kekich -3% 45% Single to LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- CHW C. May M. Kekich -4% 41% Single to CF; Melton to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- OO CHW L. Alvarado M. Kekich 9% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Wilbur Wood facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O NYY R. Hansen W. Wood -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O NYY G. Michael W. Wood -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- NYY M. Kekich W. Wood 1% 47% Single to CF
t3 0-0 2 1-- O NYY H. Clarke W. Wood -3% 45% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Mike Kekich facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- CHW C. Brinkman M. Kekich -7% 38% Single to 2B; Brinkman to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw)
b3 0-0 0 -2- CHW W. Wood M. Kekich -4% 34% Wild Pitch; Brinkman to 3B
b3 0-0 0 --3 O CHW W. Wood M. Kekich 5% 39% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --3 O CHW L. Richard M. Kekich 7% 46% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-0 2 --3 O CHW M. Hershberger M. Kekich 4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Wilbur Wood facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O NYY B. Murcer W. Wood -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 1 --- O NYY R. White W. Wood -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O NYY D. Cater W. Wood -1% 44% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Mike Kekich facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- O CHW R. Reichardt M. Kekich 3% 47% Strikeout
b4 0-0 1 --- O CHW R. McKinney M. Kekich 2% 49% Strikeout
b4 0-0 2 --- O CHW B. Melton M. Kekich 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Wilbur Wood facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- NYY T. Munson W. Wood 5% 55% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t5 0-0 0 1-- O NYY F. Alou W. Wood -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B; Munson to 2B
t5 0-0 1 -2- NYY R. Hansen W. Wood 4% 57% Passed Ball; Munson to 3B
t5 0-0 1 --3 RO NYY R. Hansen W. Wood 4% 61% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Munson Scores/unER
t5 1-0 2 --- NYY G. Michael W. Wood 1% 63% Single to P/Bunt
t5 1-0 2 1-- O NYY M. Kekich W. Wood -2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Mike Kekich facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- O CHW C. May M. Kekich 3% 64% Foul Flyball: C
b5 0-1 1 --- O CHW L. Alvarado M. Kekich 2% 66% Groundout: P-1B
b5 0-1 2 --- O CHW C. Brinkman M. Kekich 2% 68% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, White Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' Wilbur Wood facing 1-2-3
t6 1-0 0 --- NYY H. Clarke W. Wood 4% 71% Single to LF
t6 1-0 0 1-- O NYY B. Murcer W. Wood -3% 68% Flyball: SS
t6 1-0 1 1-- NYY R. White W. Wood 2% 70% Clarke Steals 2B
t6 1-0 1 -2- NYY R. White W. Wood 4% 74% Passed Ball; Clarke to 3B
t6 1-0 1 --3 RO NYY R. White W. Wood 4% 77% Foul Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Clarke Scores/unER
t6 2-0 2 --- O NYY D. Cater W. Wood -1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Mike Kekich facing 9-1-2
Rich Morales pinch hits for Wilbur Wood (P) batting 9th
b6 0-2 0 --- O CHW R. Morales M. Kekich 3% 80% Lineout: SS
b6 0-2 1 --- O CHW L. Richard M. Kekich 2% 82% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-2 2 --- CHW M. Hershberger M. Kekich -2% 80% Walk
b6 0-2 2 1-- CHW R. Reichardt M. Kekich -3% 77% Single to CF; Hershberger to 2B
b6 0-2 2 12- CHW R. McKinney M. Kekich -5% 72% Walk; Hershberger to 3B; Reichardt to 2B
Jack Aker replaces Mike Kekich pitching and batting 9th
b6 0-2 2 123 O CHW B. Melton J. Aker 12% 83% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Yankees 2, White Sox 0.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' Tommy John facing 5-6-7
Tommy John replaces Rich Morales (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-0 0 --- O NYY T. Munson T. John -1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-0 1 --- NYY F. Alou T. John 1% 84% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t7 2-0 1 1-- NYY R. Hansen T. John 4% 88% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Alou to 3B
t7 2-0 1 1-3 R NYY G. Michael T. John 4% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive); Hansen to 2B; Alou Scores
t7 3-0 1 12- O NYY J. Aker T. John -1% 91% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Michael to 2B; Hansen to 3B
t7 3-0 2 -23 RRO NYY H. Clarke T. John 6% 97% Single to LF; Hansen Scores; Michael Scores; Clarke out at 2B/LF-3B-2B-1B-SS
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Yankees' Jack Aker facing 6-7-8
b7 0-5 0 --- CHW C. May J. Aker -2% 95% Single to RF
b7 0-5 0 1-- O CHW L. Alvarado J. Aker 2% 97% Flyball: CF
Walt Williams pinch hits for Chuck Brinkman (C) batting 8th
b7 0-5 1 1-- O CHW W. Williams J. Aker 1% 98% Flyball: LF
Ed Herrmann pinch hits for Tommy John (P) batting 9th
b7 0-5 2 1-- O CHW E. Herrmann J. Aker 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, White Sox 0.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-0, White Sox' Steve Kealey facing 2-3-4
Steve Kealey replaces Walt Williams (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Ed Herrmann moves from PH to C
t8 5-0 0 --- O NYY B. Murcer S. Kealey -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-0 1 --- R NYY R. White S. Kealey 1% 99% Home Run
t8 6-0 1 --- NYY D. Cater S. Kealey 0% 99% Single to CF
t8 6-0 1 1-- O NYY T. Munson S. Kealey -0% 99% Strikeout
t8 6-0 2 1-- O NYY F. Alou S. Kealey -0% 99% Lineout: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 6, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Yankees' Jack Aker facing 1-2-3
b8 0-6 0 --- O CHW L. Richard J. Aker 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b8 0-6 1 --- O CHW M. Hershberger J. Aker 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 0-6 2 --- O CHW R. Reichardt J. Aker 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 6, White Sox 0.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 6-0, White Sox' Steve Kealey facing 7-8-9
t9 6-0 0 --- O NYY R. Hansen S. Kealey -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 6-0 1 --- O NYY G. Michael S. Kealey -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 6-0 2 --- O NYY J. Aker S. Kealey -0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 6, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Yankees' Jack Aker facing 4-5-6
b9 0-6 0 --- CHW R. McKinney J. Aker -0% 99% Walk
b9 0-6 0 1-- R CHW B. Melton J. Aker -1% 98% Double to LF; McKinney Scores
b9 1-6 0 -2- O CHW C. May J. Aker 1% 99% Flyball: RF
b9 1-6 1 -2- OO CHW L. Alvarado J. Aker 1% 100% Line Drive Double Play: SS-2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 6, White Sox 1.

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