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Standings
SEP
@BOS
1
6
WSA
@CHW
0
6
OAK
@CLE
4
5
BAL
@KCR
4
2
DET
@MIN
6
0
CAL
@NYY
0
6
NYM
@CIN
11
3
CHC
@HOU
4
5
PIT
@LAD
0
6
SFG
@PHI
5
0
STL
@SDP
5
1
Saturday, May 17, 1969,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 12,441, Time of Game: 2:06
Orioles
4
26-12
 Won 4 
1st
at Royals
2
16-18
 Lost 2 
4th, 5½ GB
W: Jim Palmer (5-2)
L: Bill Butler (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  0  0   2  2  0   0  0  0    4  8  1
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  4  0

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mark Belanger SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .263 .361 .338 .699 -0.039 0.68 0.025 -0.064 -0.5 4 1
Paul Blair CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .321 .376 .526 .902 0.020 0.81 0.079 -0.059 0.4 2 0 2B,CS
Frank Robinson RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .338 .422 .648 1.070 0.096 0.93 0.132 -0.036 1.4 4 0 2B
Boog Powell 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .293 .410 .431 .841 0.057 0.93 0.115 -0.058 -0.1 9 2
Merv Rettenmund LF 2 0 1 2 0 0 4 .292 .393 .521 .914 0.071 1.07 0.077 -0.006 0.3 2 0 SB,2·SF
Brooks Robinson 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .216 .279 .358 .637 -0.088 0.78 0.003 -0.092 -0.9 0 2 2B
Davey Johnson 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .231 .303 .328 .631 -0.038 0.74 0.009 -0.046 -0.7 0 4
Andy Etchebarren C 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .319 .414 .511 .924 0.074 0.78 0.113 -0.039 0.3 5 0
Jim Palmer P 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .091 .167 .136 .303 0.006 0.60 0.041 -0.035 -0.3 1 1
Team Totals 32 4 8 4 3 4 37 .250 .297 .344 .641 0.159 0.82 0.594 -0.435 -0.1 27 10
2B: P Blair (8, off B Butler); F Robinson (8, off B Butler); B Robinson (6, off T Burgmeier).
SF: M Rettenmund 2 (3, 1 off B Butler, 1 off T Burgmeier).
TB: P Blair 3; B Robinson 2; F Robinson 2; A Etchebarren; M Belanger; M Rettenmund; B Powell.
RBI: M Rettenmund 2 (11); A Etchebarren (12); F Robinson (32).
2-out RBI: A Etchebarren.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Johnson-B Powell-M Belanger.
E: M Belanger (4).
Baserunning
SB: M Rettenmund (3, 2nd base off B Butler/J Campanis).
CS: P Blair (1, 2nd base by B Butler/J Campanis).

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 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .265 .330 .314 .644 -0.013 0.72 0.036 -0.049 0.1 1 2
Joe Keough CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .143 .195 .169 .364 -0.019 0.86 0.033 -0.052 -0.3 4 0
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .281 .320 .491 .811 -0.096 0.96 0.000 -0.096 -1.2 1 0
Joe Foy 3B 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .246 .336 .349 .685 -0.045 0.60 0.010 -0.055 0.4 0 4 2B
Ed Kirkpatrick RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .169 .242 .322 .564 -0.010 0.49 0.026 -0.036 0.5 6 0
Chuck Harrison 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .269 .337 .321 .658 -0.062 0.57 0.000 -0.062 -0.5 9 0
Jerry Adair 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .291 .336 .320 .657 -0.015 0.73 0.026 -0.041 -0.1 2 4
Jim Campanis C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .182 .207 .255 .461 -0.074 0.73 0.000 -0.074 -1.0 4 1
Bill Butler P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .100 .100 .100 .200 -0.012 0.46 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 0 0
   Tom Burgmeier P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.005 0.17 0.009 -0.003 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 4 2 2 5 33 .129 .182 .161 .343 -0.341 0.67 0.140 -0.480 -2.1 27 11
2B: J Foy (5, off J Palmer).
TB: J Foy 2; T Burgmeier; J Hernandez; E Kirkpatrick.
RBI: E Kirkpatrick (10); J Foy (16).
2-out RBI: E Kirkpatrick; J Foy.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 2.

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Palmer, W (5-2) 9 4 2 2 2 5 0 1.89 33 74 0.341 0.67 2.1
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 2 5 0 2.00 33 74 0.341 0.67 2.1

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Butler, L (1-2) 4 7 4 4 3 2 0 3.40 21 31 -0.214 1.24 -2.7
Tom Burgmeier 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.13 16 2 1 0.055 0.20 2.7
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 3 4 0 4.00 37 31 2 1 -0.159 0.82 0.1
B Butler faced 3 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Stewart, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Marty Springstead, 3B - Red Flaherty.
Time of Game: 2:06.
Attendance: 12,441.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Kansas City Royals
1 Mark Belanger SS 1 Jackie Hernandez SS
2 Paul Blair CF 2 Joe Keough CF
3 Frank Robinson RF 3 Lou Piniella LF
4 Boog Powell 1B 4 Joe Foy 3B
5 Merv Rettenmund LF 5 Ed Kirkpatrick RF
6 Brooks Robinson 3B 6 Chuck Harrison 1B
7 Davey Johnson 2B 7 Jerry Adair 2B
8 Andy Etchebarren C 8 Jim Campanis C
9 Jim Palmer P 9 Bill Butler P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 0 1-- BAL B. Powell B. Butler 11% 66% Single to RF; Robinson to 3B
t4 1-0 2 12- R BAL A. Etchebarren B. Butler 11% 74% Single to CF; Powell Scores; Johnson to 2B
t5 2-0 0 12- R BAL F. Robinson B. Butler 9% 92% Double to LF; Blair to 3B; Belanger Scores
b6 0-4 2 123 O KCR L. Piniella J. Palmer 6% 95% Flyball: RF
b8 0-4 0 1-- OO KCR J. Campanis J. Palmer 5% 98% Double Play: Groundout: 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, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bill Butler facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BAL M. Belanger B. Butler -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- BAL P. Blair B. Butler 4% 52% Double (LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 -2- O BAL F. Robinson B. Butler -3% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O BAL B. Powell B. Butler -3% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez J. Palmer 2% 48% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Keough J. Palmer 1% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR L. Piniella J. Palmer 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bill Butler facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- BAL M. Rettenmund B. Butler 4% 54% Single to CF
t2 0-0 0 1-- BAL B. Robinson B. Butler 3% 57% Rettenmund Steals 2B
t2 0-0 0 -2- O BAL B. Robinson B. Butler -4% 52% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 -2- O BAL D. Johnson B. Butler -4% 48% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 -2- O BAL A. Etchebarren B. Butler -3% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Foy J. Palmer 2% 47% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Palmer 2% 49% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCR C. Harrison J. Palmer 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bill Butler facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- BAL J. Palmer B. Butler 4% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- O BAL M. Belanger B. Butler -4% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-0 1 1-- O BAL P. Blair B. Butler -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-0 2 1-- O BAL F. Robinson B. Butler -2% 45% Blair Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Adair J. Palmer 2% 47% Foul Flyball: 1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Campanis J. Palmer 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O KCR B. Butler J. Palmer 1% 50% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bill Butler facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- BAL F. Robinson B. Butler 4% 54% Walk
t4 0-0 0 1-- BAL B. Powell B. Butler 11% 66% Single to RF; Robinson to 3B
t4 0-0 0 1-3 RO BAL M. Rettenmund B. Butler -0% 65% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Robinson Scores; Powell to 2B
t4 1-0 1 -2- O BAL B. Robinson B. Butler -3% 62% Flyball: RF
t4 1-0 2 -2- BAL D. Johnson B. Butler 1% 63% Walk
t4 1-0 2 12- R BAL A. Etchebarren B. Butler 11% 74% Single to CF; Powell Scores; Johnson to 2B
t4 2-0 2 12- O BAL J. Palmer B. Butler -3% 71% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 1-2-3
b4 0-2 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez J. Palmer 3% 74% Flyball: RF
b4 0-2 1 --- O KCR J. Keough J. Palmer 2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-2 2 --- O KCR L. Piniella J. Palmer 1% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Bill Butler facing 1-2-3
t5 2-0 0 --- BAL M. Belanger B. Butler 3% 79% Single to CF
t5 2-0 0 1-- BAL P. Blair B. Butler 4% 83% Single/Bunt; Belanger to 2B
t5 2-0 0 12- R BAL F. Robinson B. Butler 9% 92% Double to LF; Blair to 3B; Belanger Scores
Tom Burgmeier replaces Bill Butler pitching and batting 9th
t5 3-0 0 -23 O BAL B. Powell T. Burgmeier -2% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 3-0 1 -23 RO BAL M. Rettenmund T. Burgmeier 1% 91% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Robinson to 3B; Blair Scores
t5 4-0 2 --3 O BAL B. Robinson T. Burgmeier -1% 90% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 4-5-6
b5 0-4 0 --- O KCR J. Foy J. Palmer 2% 91% Lineout: SS
b5 0-4 1 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Palmer 1% 92% Groundout: 1B-P
b5 0-4 2 --- O KCR C. Harrison J. Palmer 1% 93% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Tom Burgmeier facing 7-8-9
t6 4-0 0 --- O BAL D. Johnson T. Burgmeier -1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 4-0 1 --- O BAL A. Etchebarren T. Burgmeier -0% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 4-0 2 --- O BAL J. Palmer T. Burgmeier -0% 92% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 7-8-9
b6 0-4 0 --- O KCR J. Adair J. Palmer 2% 93% Flyball: CF
b6 0-4 1 --- O KCR J. Campanis J. Palmer 1% 94% Popfly: SS
b6 0-4 2 --- KCR T. Burgmeier J. Palmer -1% 94% Single to LF
b6 0-4 2 1-- KCR J. Hernandez J. Palmer -2% 92% Walk; Burgmeier to 2B
b6 0-4 2 12- KCR J. Keough J. Palmer -3% 89% Walk; Burgmeier to 3B; Hernandez to 2B
b6 0-4 2 123 O KCR L. Piniella J. Palmer 6% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Tom Burgmeier facing 1-2-3
t7 4-0 0 --- O BAL M. Belanger T. Burgmeier -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 4-0 1 --- O BAL P. Blair T. Burgmeier -0% 94% Flyball: RF
t7 4-0 2 --- O BAL F. Robinson T. Burgmeier -0% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 4-5-6
b7 0-4 0 --- O KCR J. Foy J. Palmer 2% 96% Strikeout
b7 0-4 1 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Palmer 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-4 2 --- O KCR C. Harrison J. Palmer 0% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Tom Burgmeier facing 4-5-6
t8 4-0 0 --- O BAL B. Powell T. Burgmeier -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
t8 4-0 1 --- O BAL M. Rettenmund T. Burgmeier -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 4-0 2 --- BAL B. Robinson T. Burgmeier 0% 97% Double to LF
t8 4-0 2 -2- O BAL D. Johnson T. Burgmeier -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 7-8-9
b8 0-4 0 --- KCR J. Adair J. Palmer -3% 94% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b8 0-4 0 1-- OO KCR J. Campanis J. Palmer 5% 98% Double Play: Groundout: 2B-1B-SS
b8 0-4 2 --- O KCR T. Burgmeier J. Palmer 0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Tom Burgmeier facing 8-9-1
t9 4-0 0 --- O BAL A. Etchebarren T. Burgmeier -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 4-0 1 --- O BAL J. Palmer T. Burgmeier -0% 99% Strikeout
t9 4-0 2 --- O BAL M. Belanger T. Burgmeier -0% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 1-2-3
b9 0-4 0 --- KCR J. Hernandez J. Palmer -2% 97% Single to CF
b9 0-4 0 1-- O KCR J. Keough J. Palmer 2% 98% Flyball: CF
b9 0-4 1 1-- O KCR L. Piniella J. Palmer 1% 100% Flyball: RF
b9 0-4 2 1-- R KCR J. Foy J. Palmer -1% 99% Double (LF-CF); Hernandez Scores
b9 1-4 2 -2- R KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Palmer -3% 96% Single to CF; Foy Scores
b9 2-4 2 1-- O KCR C. Harrison J. Palmer 4% 100% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 2.

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