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MIN
@BOS
10
4
BAL
@CAL
3
4
NYY
@KCR
2
2
 
(8)
CLE
@OAK
5
2
DET
@SEP
3
2
CHW
@WSA
5
7
ATL
@CHC
2
3
SDP
@MON
6
2
SFG
@NYM
2
4
LAD
@PHI
7
6
HOU
@PIT
1
3
CIN
@STL
3
1
Saturday, May 31, 1969, 7:31PM
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 14,263, Time of Game: 1:54
Yankees
2
23-25
 Won 2 
4th, 10½ GB
at Royals
2
21-25
 Lost 4 
4th, 5 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  1   0  0  0   1  0    2  6  1
Royals          1  0  0   1  0  0   0  X    2  4  2

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Horace Clarke 2B 4 1 0 1 0 0 .254 .601 0.074 1.47 0.110 -0.036 0.4 4 3 SB
Jerry Kenney 3B 3 0 2 1 0 0 .249 .631 0.104 1.30 0.119 -0.015 0.6 0 1 SF
Jimmie Hall RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .233 .653 -0.091 1.42 0.022 -0.113 -0.5 1 0 SB
Roy White LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .262 .766 -0.040 1.54 0.069 -0.109 -0.4 1 0
Joe Pepitone 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .794 -0.087 1.71 0.021 -0.108 -0.6 7 2 IW
John Ellis C 3 0 1 0 0 0 .368 .907 -0.082 1.39 0.015 -0.097 -0.5 4 1
Jim Lyttle CF 3 1 2 0 0 0 .138 .374 0.118 1.05 0.145 -0.027 0.6 2 0 2·2B
Gene Michael SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .176 .565 -0.148 1.67 0.000 -0.148 -0.9 1 3
Mel Stottlemyre P 3 0 1 0 0 2 .222 .626 0.048 1.47 0.096 -0.047 0.1 1 1
Team Totals 28 2 6 2 3 4 .214 .567 -0.104 1.45 0.597 -0.700 -1.1 21 11
2B: J Lyttle 2 (2, 2 off D Drago).
SF: J Kenney (1, off D Drago).
IBB: J Pepitone (1, by D Drago).
TB: J Lyttle 4; J Kenney 2; M Stottlemyre; J Ellis.
RBI: J Kenney (10); H Clarke (11).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Michael-H Clarke-J Pepitone.
E: M Stottlemyre (4).
Baserunning
SB: J Hall (7, 2nd base off D Drago/J Campanis); H Clarke (9, 2nd base off D Drago/J Campanis).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jackie Hernandez SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 .253 .620 0.012 0.91 0.062 -0.049 0.2 1 3 2B
Pat Kelly CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .254 .702 0.094 0.84 0.105 -0.012 1.0 2 0
Mike Fiore 1B 3 1 1 1 0 0 .305 .896 0.095 1.19 0.137 -0.042 0.5 6 3 HR
Lou Piniella LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .809 -0.094 0.97 0.000 -0.094 -1.0 2 0 GDP
Ed Kirkpatrick RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .559 -0.079 1.03 0.000 -0.079 -0.7 3 0
Joe Foy 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 .227 .653 -0.040 0.82 0.031 -0.071 -0.3 1 1 CS
Jerry Adair 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .631 -0.068 0.96 0.000 -0.068 -0.7 0 3
Jim Campanis C 2 0 1 0 0 1 .162 .404 0.013 0.48 0.022 -0.009 0.2 4 0
Dick Drago P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.039 1.03 0.000 -0.039 -0.4 3 0
Team Totals 24 2 4 1 1 4 .167 .533 -0.106 0.93 0.357 -0.463 -1.2 22 10
2B: J Hernandez (6, off M Stottlemyre).
HR: M Fiore (4, off M Stottlemyre; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: M Fiore 4; J Hernandez 2; J Campanis; P Kelly.
GIDP: L Piniella (4).
RBI: M Fiore (11).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
E: J Campanis (2); J Foy (7).
Baserunning
CS: J Foy (4, 2nd base by M Stottlemyre/J Ellis).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mel Stottlemyre 7 4 2 1 1 4 1 2.56 25 66 0.106 0.93 1.2
Team Totals 7 4 2 1 1 4 1 1.29 25 66 0.106 0.93 1.2

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Drago 7.1 6 2 1 3 4 0 3.17 32 61 0.103 1.45 1.1
Team Totals 7.1 6 2 1 3 4 0 1.23 32 61 0.103 1.45 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Drago (3; J Pepitone).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ron Luciano, 1B - Bill Haller, 2B - Jim Honochick, 3B - Frank Umont.
Time of Game: 1:54.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 11mph in unknown direction, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Kansas City Royals
1 Horace Clarke 2B 1 Jackie Hernandez SS
2 Jerry Kenney 3B 2 Pat Kelly CF
3 Jimmie Hall RF 3 Mike Fiore 1B
4 Roy White LF 4 Lou Piniella LF
5 Joe Pepitone 1B 5 Ed Kirkpatrick RF
6 John Ellis C 6 Joe Foy 3B
7 Jim Lyttle CF 7 Jerry Adair 2B
8 Gene Michael SS 8 Jim Campanis C
9 Mel Stottlemyre P 9 Dick Drago P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-1 0 --- R KCR M. Fiore M. Stottlemyre -14% 31% Home Run
t7 1-2 0 --- NYY J. Lyttle D. Drago 12% 41% Double to RF
t7 1-2 1 -2- NYY M. Stottlemyre D. Drago 10% 43% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Lyttle to 3B
t7 1-2 0 -2- O NYY G. Michael D. Drago -8% 33% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-2 2 1-3 O NYY J. Ellis D. Drago -8% 25% Lineout: RF

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, Royals' Dick Drago facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY H. Clarke D. Drago -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYY J. Kenney D. Drago -1% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- NYY J. Hall D. Drago 1% 48% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- NYY R. White D. Drago 1% 49% Hall Steals 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O NYY R. White D. Drago -3% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Mel Stottlemyre facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Hernandez M. Stottlemyre -6% 39% Double to LF
b1 0-0 0 -2- R KCR P. Kelly M. Stottlemyre -7% 32% Reached on E1 (catch) (Ground Ball to 1B); Hernandez Scores/No RBI/unER; Kelly to 1B
b1 1-0 0 1-- O KCR M. Fiore M. Stottlemyre 1% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B; Kelly to 2B
b1 1-0 1 -2- O KCR L. Piniella M. Stottlemyre 3% 36% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
b1 1-0 2 -2- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Stottlemyre 3% 39% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O NYY J. Pepitone D. Drago -2% 36% Flyball: LF
t2 0-1 1 --- O NYY J. Ellis D. Drago -2% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- NYY J. Lyttle D. Drago 2% 37% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
t2 0-1 2 -2- O NYY G. Michael D. Drago -3% 34% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Mel Stottlemyre facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- KCR J. Foy M. Stottlemyre -3% 31% Walk
b2 1-0 0 1-- O KCR J. Adair M. Stottlemyre 3% 33% Popfly: 2B
b2 1-0 1 1-- O KCR J. Campanis M. Stottlemyre 3% 37% Foy Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b2 1-0 2 --- O KCR J. Campanis M. Stottlemyre 1% 38% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O NYY M. Stottlemyre D. Drago -3% 35% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 --- NYY H. Clarke D. Drago 3% 38% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Clarke to 1B
t3 0-1 1 1-- NYY J. Kenney D. Drago 5% 43% Clarke Steals 2B; Clarke to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t3 0-1 1 --3 RO NYY J. Kenney D. Drago 2% 46% Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Clarke Scores/unER
t3 1-1 2 --- O NYY J. Hall D. Drago -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Mel Stottlemyre facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- O KCR D. Drago M. Stottlemyre 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-1 1 --- O KCR J. Hernandez M. Stottlemyre 2% 49% Groundout: P-1B
b3 1-1 2 --- O KCR P. Kelly M. Stottlemyre 1% 50% Groundout: P unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- O NYY R. White D. Drago -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-1 1 --- O NYY J. Pepitone D. Drago -2% 45% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 1-1 2 --- NYY J. Ellis D. Drago 1% 47% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t4 1-1 2 1-- O NYY J. Lyttle D. Drago -3% 44% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Mel Stottlemyre facing 3-4-5
b4 1-1 0 --- R KCR M. Fiore M. Stottlemyre -14% 31% Home Run
b4 2-1 0 --- O KCR L. Piniella M. Stottlemyre 2% 33% Strikeout
b4 2-1 1 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Stottlemyre 1% 34% Flyball: LF
b4 2-1 2 --- O KCR J. Foy M. Stottlemyre 1% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Dick Drago facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- O NYY G. Michael D. Drago -3% 32% Lineout: LF
t5 1-2 1 --- O NYY M. Stottlemyre D. Drago -2% 30% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-2 2 --- O NYY H. Clarke D. Drago -1% 28% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Yankees' Mel Stottlemyre facing 7-8-9
b5 2-1 0 --- O KCR J. Adair M. Stottlemyre 2% 30% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-1 1 --- KCR J. Campanis M. Stottlemyre -2% 28% Single to 3B
b5 2-1 1 1-- O KCR D. Drago M. Stottlemyre 1% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B; Campanis to 2B
b5 2-1 2 -2- O KCR J. Hernandez M. Stottlemyre 3% 33% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Dick Drago facing 2-3-4
t6 1-2 0 --- NYY J. Kenney D. Drago 6% 39% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t6 1-2 0 1-- O NYY J. Hall D. Drago -3% 36% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Kenney to 2B
t6 1-2 1 -2- O NYY R. White D. Drago -5% 31% Groundout: 1B-P; Kenney to 3B
t6 1-2 2 --3 NYY J. Pepitone D. Drago 2% 33% Intentional Walk
t6 1-2 2 1-3 O NYY J. Ellis D. Drago -8% 25% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Yankees' Mel Stottlemyre facing 2-3-4
b6 2-1 0 --- KCR P. Kelly M. Stottlemyre -3% 22% Single to CF
b6 2-1 0 1-- O KCR M. Fiore M. Stottlemyre 3% 25% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 2-1 1 1-- OO KCR L. Piniella M. Stottlemyre 5% 29% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Dick Drago facing 7-8-9
t7 1-2 0 --- NYY J. Lyttle D. Drago 12% 41% Double to RF
t7 1-2 0 -2- O NYY G. Michael D. Drago -8% 33% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-2 1 -2- NYY M. Stottlemyre D. Drago 10% 43% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Lyttle to 3B
t7 1-2 1 1-3 RO NYY H. Clarke D. Drago 3% 46% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Lyttle Scores
t7 2-2 2 1-- NYY J. Kenney D. Drago 3% 49% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Clarke to 2B
t7 2-2 2 12- O NYY J. Hall D. Drago -7% 42% Foul Flyball: 3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Yankees' Mel Stottlemyre facing 5-6-7
b7 2-2 0 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Stottlemyre 4% 45% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b7 2-2 1 --- O KCR J. Foy M. Stottlemyre 3% 48% Lineout: CF
b7 2-2 2 --- O KCR J. Adair M. Stottlemyre 2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Dick Drago facing 4-5-6
t8 2-2 0 --- NYY R. White D. Drago 7% 57% Walk
t8 2-2 0 1-- O NYY J. Pepitone D. Drago -7% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 2.

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