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OAK
@CAL
9
4
BAL
@DET
3
2
CHW
@KCR
2
3
SEP
@MIN
4
6
CLE
@NYY
3
0
BOS
@WSA
0
1
SDP
@ATL
3
6
HOU
@CIN
0
10
NYM
@MON
2
1
CHC
@PHI
1
3
STL
@PIT
1
2
STL
@PIT
8
1
LAD
@SFG
0
3
Wednesday, April 30, 1969,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 9,036, Time of Game: 2:38
White Sox
2
8-8
 Lost 3 
3rd, 3 GB
at Royals
3
9-10
 Won 1 
4th, 3½ GB
W: Moe Drabowsky (3-1)
L: Wilbur Wood (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  1
Royals          1  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    3 10  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Carlos May LF 4 1 0 0 1 2 .294 .987 -0.105 1.32 0.036 -0.142 -0.4 0 0
Luis Aparicio SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 .193 .584 0.088 1.21 0.154 -0.066 1.1 2 4 3B,2B
Bill Melton 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .280 .937 -0.103 1.28 0.028 -0.131 -0.7 0 5
Don Pavletich 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .467 -0.150 1.33 0.000 -0.150 -1.2 12 0
Duane Josephson C 3 0 1 1 1 1 .186 .511 0.062 1.01 0.111 -0.048 0.6 8 2
Buddy Bradford RF 2 0 0 0 2 1 .420 1.297 -0.042 1.02 0.033 -0.075 -0.1 1 0
Ron Hansen 2B 4 0 2 0 0 2 .381 .915 0.062 1.38 0.111 -0.049 0.0 1 2
   Sandy Alomar PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .129 .343 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Woodie Held CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .133 .716 -0.176 1.83 0.000 -0.176 -1.1 2 0
Tommy John P 3 0 1 0 0 0 .071 .143 -0.003 1.10 0.048 -0.052 0.0 0 2
   Pete Ward PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .672 -0.069 2.97 0.000 -0.069 -0.3
   Wilbur Wood P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 5 8 .188 .579 -0.436 1.33 0.521 -0.958 -2.1 26 15
2B: L Aparicio (3, off B Butler).
3B: L Aparicio (1, off B Butler).
TB: L Aparicio 5; R Hansen 2; D Josephson; T John.
RBI: D Josephson (5); L Aparicio (5).
2-out RBI: D Josephson.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Hansen-L Aparicio-D Pavletich; B Melton-D Josephson-D Pavletich.
PB: D Josephson (4).
E: B Melton (3).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pat Kelly CF 4 1 3 1 0 1 .264 .660 0.130 1.01 0.180 -0.050 1.2 1 0
Jerry Adair 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .349 .776 0.034 1.39 0.114 -0.081 0.5 3 2
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .744 -0.151 1.34 0.000 -0.151 -1.1 5 0
Joe Foy 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .264 .721 -0.023 1.16 0.042 -0.065 0.0 0 2 SB
Chuck Harrison 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .261 .581 0.017 1.57 0.101 -0.085 0.5 4 1
Bob Oliver RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .143 .516 0.135 1.71 0.320 -0.185 -0.7 1 1 3B,GDP
Jim Campanis C 3 2 2 0 1 0 .250 .630 0.466 2.00 0.485 -0.019 1.9 10 0 2B,IW
Jackie Hernandez SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 .163 .420 -0.135 1.59 0.000 -0.135 -1.0 3 2
   Ellie Rodriguez PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .498 0.000 2.34 0.000 0.000 0.5
   Juan Rios PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .575 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Bill Butler P 3 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .250 -0.105 1.37 0.000 -0.105 -0.8 0 0
   Moe Drabowsky P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Hawk Taylor PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .357 1.071 -0.305 2.66 0.000 -0.305 -1.7 GDP
Team Totals 34 3 10 2 2 7 .294 .716 0.063 1.50 1.242 -1.181 -0.8 27 9
2B: J Campanis (2, off T John).
3B: B Oliver (1, off W Wood).
IBB: J Campanis (1, by W Wood).
TB: P Kelly 3; J Campanis 3; B Oliver 3; E Rodriguez; C Harrison; J Adair; J Foy.
GIDP: H Taylor (1); B Oliver (5).
RBI: C Harrison (4); P Kelly (3).
2-out RBI: P Kelly.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: B Oliver (T John at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: J Foy (6, 2nd base off T John/D Josephson).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tommy John 8 8 2 2 1 7 0 2.48 32 64 0.309 1.31 1.6
Wilbur Wood, L (2-1) 0.2 2 1 0 1 0 0 2.03 4 0 0 -0.372 2.84 -0.8
Team Totals 8.2 10 3 2 2 7 0 2.08 36 64 0 0 -0.063 1.50 0.8

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Butler 8 6 2 2 5 8 0 1.99 34 65 0.227 1.19 1.3
Moe Drabowsky, W (3-1) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.04 3 1 0 0.210 2.89 0.8
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 5 8 0 2.00 37 65 1 0 0.437 1.33 2.1
B Butler faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: T John (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: W Wood (1; J Campanis).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Hank Soar, 1B - Bill Kinnamon, 2B - Emmett Ashford, 3B - Art Frantz.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 14mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Carlos May LF 1 Pat Kelly CF
2 Luis Aparicio SS 2 Jerry Adair 2B
3 Bill Melton 3B 3 Lou Piniella LF
4 Don Pavletich 1B 4 Joe Foy 3B
5 Duane Josephson C 5 Chuck Harrison 1B
6 Buddy Bradford RF 6 Bob Oliver RF
7 Ron Hansen 2B 7 Jim Campanis C
8 Woodie Held CF 8 Jackie Hernandez SS
9 Tommy John P 9 Bill Butler P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-2 2 -23 R KCR P. Kelly W. Wood 37% 100% Passed Ball; Campanis Scores/unER
b9 2-2 0 123 OO KCR H. Taylor W. Wood -30% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-C-1B; Campanis to 3B; Rios to 2B
b9 2-2 0 --- KCR B. Oliver W. Wood 30% 93% Triple to RF
b1 1-2 1 123 OO KCR B. Oliver T. John -16% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t1 0-0 0 1-- R CHW L. Aparicio B. Butler -15% 31% Triple to LF; May Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bill Butler facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHW C. May B. Butler -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- R CHW L. Aparicio B. Butler -15% 31% Triple to LF; May Scores
t1 1-0 0 --3 O CHW B. Melton B. Butler 4% 35% Flyball: LF
t1 1-0 1 --3 O CHW D. Pavletich B. Butler 5% 40% Popfly: 2B
t1 1-0 2 --3 R CHW D. Josephson B. Butler -9% 32% Single to LF; Aparicio Scores
t1 2-0 2 1-- CHW B. Bradford B. Butler -1% 30% Walk; Josephson to 2B
t1 2-0 2 12- O CHW R. Hansen B. Butler 3% 33% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- KCR P. Kelly T. John 4% 37% Single to P (Ground Ball)
b1 0-2 0 1-- KCR J. Adair T. John 10% 47% Single to CF; Kelly to 3B
b1 0-2 0 1-3 KCR L. Piniella T. John 1% 49% Wild Pitch; Adair to 2B
b1 0-2 0 -23 O KCR L. Piniella T. John -6% 43% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-2 1 -23 KCR J. Foy T. John 2% 44% Walk
b1 0-2 1 123 R KCR C. Harrison T. John 10% 55% Single to P (Line Drive); Kelly Scores; Adair to 3B; Foy to 2B
b1 1-2 1 123 OO KCR B. Oliver T. John -16% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Bill Butler facing 8-9-1
t2 2-1 0 --- O CHW W. Held B. Butler 2% 41% Strikeout
t2 2-1 1 --- O CHW T. John B. Butler 1% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 2-1 2 --- O CHW C. May B. Butler 1% 43% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 7-8-9
b2 1-2 0 --- KCR J. Campanis T. John 7% 50% Double to CF
b2 1-2 0 -2- O KCR J. Hernandez T. John -5% 45% Strikeout
b2 1-2 1 -2- O KCR B. Butler T. John -4% 41% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-2 2 -2- R KCR P. Kelly T. John 11% 52% Single to CF (LF-CF); Campanis Scores
b2 2-2 2 1-- O KCR J. Adair T. John -2% 50% Baserunner Out Advancing; Kelly out at 2B/C-SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Bill Butler facing 2-3-4
t3 2-2 0 --- O CHW L. Aparicio B. Butler 2% 52% Foul Flyball: LF
t3 2-2 1 --- CHW B. Melton B. Butler -3% 50% Walk
t3 2-2 1 1-- O CHW D. Pavletich B. Butler 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t3 2-2 2 1-- O CHW D. Josephson B. Butler 2% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 2-3-4
b3 2-2 0 --- O KCR J. Adair T. John -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 2-2 1 --- O KCR L. Piniella T. John -2% 51% Strikeout
b3 2-2 2 --- KCR J. Foy T. John 1% 53% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b3 2-2 2 1-- KCR C. Harrison T. John 1% 54% Foy Steals 2B
b3 2-2 2 -2- O KCR C. Harrison T. John -4% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Bill Butler facing 6-7-8
t4 2-2 0 --- O CHW B. Bradford B. Butler 3% 53% Foul Flyball: C
t4 2-2 1 --- O CHW R. Hansen B. Butler 2% 55% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-2 2 --- O CHW W. Held B. Butler 1% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 6-7-8
b4 2-2 0 --- O KCR B. Oliver T. John -3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-2 1 --- O KCR J. Campanis T. John -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-2 2 --- O KCR J. Hernandez T. John -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Bill Butler facing 9-1-2
t5 2-2 0 --- CHW T. John B. Butler -5% 45% Single to CF
t5 2-2 0 1-- O CHW C. May B. Butler 4% 50% Popfly: SS
t5 2-2 1 1-- O CHW L. Aparicio B. Butler 2% 52% Double to RF; John out at Hm/RF-2B-C
t5 2-2 2 -2- O CHW B. Melton B. Butler 5% 56% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 9-1-2
b5 2-2 0 --- O KCR B. Butler T. John -3% 53% Strikeout
b5 2-2 1 --- KCR P. Kelly T. John 3% 57% Single to CF
b5 2-2 1 1-- O KCR J. Adair T. John -4% 53% Flyball: CF
b5 2-2 2 1-- O KCR L. Piniella T. John -3% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Bill Butler facing 4-5-6
t6 2-2 0 --- O CHW D. Pavletich B. Butler 3% 53% Lineout: LF
t6 2-2 1 --- O CHW D. Josephson B. Butler 2% 56% Strikeout
t6 2-2 2 --- CHW B. Bradford B. Butler -2% 54% Walk
t6 2-2 2 1-- CHW R. Hansen B. Butler -3% 51% Single to 1B; Bradford to 2B
t6 2-2 2 12- O CHW W. Held B. Butler 6% 57% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 4-5-6
b6 2-2 0 --- O KCR J. Foy T. John -3% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-2 1 --- O KCR C. Harrison T. John -2% 52% Lineout: 2B
b6 2-2 2 --- KCR B. Oliver T. John 2% 53% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Oliver to 1B
b6 2-2 2 1-- KCR J. Campanis T. John 4% 57% Single to CF; Oliver to 3B
b6 2-2 2 1-3 O KCR J. Hernandez T. John -7% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Bill Butler facing 9-1-2
t7 2-2 0 --- O CHW T. John B. Butler 4% 54% Flyball: RF
t7 2-2 1 --- O CHW C. May B. Butler 3% 56% Strikeout
t7 2-2 2 --- O CHW L. Aparicio B. Butler 2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 9-1-2
b7 2-2 0 --- O KCR B. Butler T. John -4% 55% Strikeout
b7 2-2 1 --- O KCR P. Kelly T. John -3% 52% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-2 2 --- O KCR J. Adair T. John -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Bill Butler facing 3-4-5
t8 2-2 0 --- O CHW B. Melton B. Butler 4% 54% Flyball: LF
t8 2-2 1 --- O CHW D. Pavletich B. Butler 3% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-2 2 --- CHW D. Josephson B. Butler -2% 55% Walk
t8 2-2 2 1-- O CHW B. Bradford B. Butler 5% 60% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 3-4-5
b8 2-2 0 --- O KCR L. Piniella T. John -4% 56% Groundout: P-1B
b8 2-2 1 --- O KCR J. Foy T. John -3% 52% Flyball: CF
b8 2-2 2 --- O KCR C. Harrison T. John -2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Bill Butler facing 7-8-9
t9 2-2 0 --- CHW R. Hansen B. Butler -8% 42% Single to CF
Moe Drabowsky replaces Bill Butler pitching and batting 9th
Sandy Alomar pinch runs for Ron Hansen (2B) batting 7th
t9 2-2 0 1-- O CHW W. Held M. Drabowsky 8% 50% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
Pete Ward pinch hits for Tommy John (P) batting 9th
t9 2-2 1 1-- O CHW P. Ward M. Drabowsky 7% 57% Flyball: LF
t9 2-2 2 1-- O CHW C. May M. Drabowsky 6% 63% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Wilbur Wood facing 6-7-8
Wilbur Wood replaces Pete Ward (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Sandy Alomar moves from PR to 2B
b9 2-2 0 --- KCR B. Oliver W. Wood 30% 93% Triple to RF
b9 2-2 0 --3 KCR J. Campanis W. Wood 0% 93% Intentional Walk
Ellie Rodriguez pinch hits for Jackie Hernandez (SS) batting 8th
b9 2-2 0 1-3 KCR E. Rodriguez W. Wood 0% 93% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Oliver stays at 3B; Campanis to 2B
Hawk Taylor pinch hits for Moe Drabowsky (P) batting 9th
Juan Rios pinch runs for Ellie Rodriguez (PH) batting 8th
b9 2-2 0 123 OO KCR H. Taylor W. Wood -30% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-C-1B; Campanis to 3B; Rios to 2B
b9 2-2 2 -23 R KCR P. Kelly W. Wood 37% 100% Passed Ball; Campanis Scores/unER
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 3.

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