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Scores
Standings
MIN
@BOS
6
7
 
(10)
CLE
@CAL
1
3
NYY
@KCR
1
6
BAL
@SEP
12
3
PIT
@CIN
12
5
 
(10)
Monday, August 18, 1969, 7:32PM
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 11,076, Time of Game: 2:25
Yankees
1
61-60
 Lost 1 
4th, 24½ GB
at Royals
6
49-70
 Won 1 
3rd, 21½ GB
W: Wally Bunker (8-9)
L: Mel Stottlemyre (16-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  8  1
Royals          0  0  0   3  0  2   0  1  X    6 10  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 0 2 0 0 0 4 .300 .355 .380 .735 -0.012 0.81 0.055 -0.066 -0.2 2 3 CS
Gene Michael SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .282 .353 .394 .747 0.030 1.01 0.086 -0.055 0.3 4 1
Roy White LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .298 .412 .460 .873 -0.031 0.98 0.044 -0.076 -0.3 1 1
Joe Pepitone 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .255 .298 .480 .777 -0.025 1.01 0.045 -0.070 0.0 3 1 2B
Bobby Murcer RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .258 .317 .431 .748 -0.098 1.04 0.000 -0.098 -1.1 0 0
Jimmie Hall CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .218 .279 .337 .616 -0.072 0.71 0.000 -0.072 -0.8 3 0
Jerry Kenney 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .248 .320 .302 .622 0.097 0.69 0.098 -0.002 1.0 1 1
Jake Gibbs C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .227 .299 .276 .575 -0.103 1.10 0.000 -0.103 -1.2 9 1
Mel Stottlemyre P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .173 .253 .222 .475 -0.058 1.10 0.000 -0.058 -0.6 1 1
   Tom Shopay PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .158 .222 .380 -0.016 0.68 0.000 -0.016 -0.3
   Steve Hamilton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 1 8 1 1 4 35 .235 .257 .265 .522 -0.288 0.92 0.328 -0.616 -3.1 24 9
2B: J Pepitone (15, off W Bunker).
TB: J Pepitone 3; H Clarke 2; J Kenney 2; G Michael; R White.
RBI: G Michael (25).
2-out RBI: G Michael.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Gibbs-H Clarke.
E: H Clarke (13).
Outfield Assists: R White (J Foy at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: H Clarke (13, 2nd base by W Bunker POCS).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pat Kelly RF 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .275 .364 .393 .757 -0.053 0.42 0.000 -0.053 -1.1 4 0
Joe Keough CF 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .190 .256 .204 .460 0.017 0.54 0.043 -0.026 -0.1 3 0
Mike Fiore 1B 3 1 3 0 1 0 4 .285 .417 .431 .847 0.135 0.63 0.135 0.000 1.4 7 2
Ed Kirkpatrick LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .224 .337 .361 .698 -0.109 0.82 0.000 -0.109 -1.3 2 0
Joe Foy 3B 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .258 .355 .358 .713 0.026 0.97 0.051 -0.025 0.3 2 1
Jerry Adair 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .235 .274 .261 .536 0.135 0.93 0.170 -0.035 1.1 2 5
Ellie Rodriguez C 3 1 0 1 1 2 4 .251 .340 .321 .661 0.024 0.61 0.036 -0.012 0.0 4 0
Jackie Hernandez SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .240 .290 .313 .603 -0.026 0.59 0.012 -0.038 -0.1 2 0
Wally Bunker P 4 0 2 3 0 1 4 .160 .192 .200 .392 0.063 0.66 0.101 -0.038 2.2 1 1 2B
Team Totals 33 6 10 5 4 9 37 .303 .378 .333 .712 0.212 0.70 0.548 -0.336 2.4 27 9
2B: W Bunker (2, off S Hamilton).
TB: M Fiore 3; W Bunker 3; J Hernandez 2; J Foy 2; J Adair.
RBI: W Bunker 3 (5); J Adair (25); E Rodriguez (18).
2-out RBI: W Bunker 3.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
PB: E Rodriguez (7).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mel Stottlemyre, L (16-10) 6 7 5 3 3 5 0 2.61 28 44 -0.212 0.90 -2.3
Steve Hamilton 2 3 1 1 1 4 0 3.04 9 0 0 0.000 0.07 -0.1
Team Totals 8 10 6 4 4 9 0 4.50 37 44 0 0 -0.212 0.70 -2.4

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Wally Bunker, W (8-9) 9 8 1 1 1 4 0 3.25 35 70 0.288 0.92 3.1
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 1 4 0 1.00 35 70 0.288 0.92 3.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: W Bunker (4; H Clarke, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Kunkel, 1B - John Rice, 2B - Russ Goetz, 3B - Larry Napp.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 11,076.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 85° F, Wind 10mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Kansas City Royals
1 Horace Clarke 2B 1 Pat Kelly RF
2 Gene Michael SS 2 Joe Keough CF
3 Roy White LF 3 Mike Fiore 1B
4 Joe Pepitone 1B 4 Ed Kirkpatrick LF
5 Bobby Murcer RF 5 Joe Foy 3B
6 Jimmie Hall CF 6 Jerry Adair 2B
7 Jerry Kenney 3B 7 Ellie Rodriguez C
8 Jake Gibbs C 8 Jackie Hernandez SS
9 Mel Stottlemyre P 9 Wally Bunker P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-0 1 123 RR KCR J. Adair M. Stottlemyre 17% 84% Fielder's Choice SS; Keough Scores; Fiore Scores/Adv on E4/unER; Foy to 3B; Adair to 1B
b4 0-0 0 1-- KCR M. Fiore M. Stottlemyre 11% 71% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Keough to 3B
b6 3-1 2 -23 RR KCR W. Bunker M. Stottlemyre 9% 96% Single to CF; Foy Scores; Rodriguez Scores; Bunker to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t5 0-3 2 1-3 R NYY G. Michael W. Bunker -9% 77% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Kenney Scores; Clarke to 3B
b4 0-0 0 1-3 O KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Stottlemyre -7% 64% Popfly: 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, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYY H. Clarke W. Bunker -4% 46% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- O NYY G. Michael W. Bunker 3% 50% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O NYY R. White W. Bunker 4% 54% Clarke Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B)
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYY R. White W. Bunker 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 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 --- O KCR P. Kelly M. Stottlemyre -2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Keough M. Stottlemyre -1% 51% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR M. Fiore M. Stottlemyre 1% 52% Single to CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Stottlemyre -2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- NYY J. Pepitone W. Bunker -4% 46% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 0 1-- O NYY B. Murcer W. Bunker 4% 50% Foul Flyball: 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-- O NYY J. Hall W. Bunker 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 1-- NYY J. Kenney W. Bunker -2% 50% Walk; Pepitone to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- O NYY J. Gibbs W. Bunker 4% 55% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Mel Stottlemyre facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Foy M. Stottlemyre -2% 53% Single to LF; Foy out at 2B/LF-SS
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Adair M. Stottlemyre -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCR E. Rodriguez M. Stottlemyre -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O NYY M. Stottlemyre W. Bunker 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- O NYY H. Clarke W. Bunker 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O NYY G. Michael W. Bunker 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Mel Stottlemyre facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez M. Stottlemyre -2% 53% Lineout: 3B
b3 0-0 1 --- O KCR W. Bunker M. Stottlemyre -2% 51% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- O KCR P. Kelly M. Stottlemyre -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- NYY R. White W. Bunker -4% 46% Single to CF
t4 0-0 0 1-- O NYY J. Pepitone W. Bunker 4% 50% Lineout: RF
t4 0-0 1 1-- O NYY B. Murcer W. Bunker 3% 53% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-0 2 1-- O NYY J. Hall W. Bunker 3% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Mel Stottlemyre facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Keough M. Stottlemyre 4% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- KCR M. Fiore M. Stottlemyre 11% 71% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Keough to 3B
b4 0-0 0 1-3 O KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Stottlemyre -7% 64% Popfly: SS
b4 0-0 1 1-3 KCR J. Foy M. Stottlemyre 3% 68% Walk; Fiore to 2B
b4 0-0 1 123 RR KCR J. Adair M. Stottlemyre 17% 84% Fielder's Choice SS; Keough Scores; Fiore Scores/Adv on E4/unER; Foy to 3B; Adair to 1B
b4 2-0 1 1-3 RO KCR E. Rodriguez M. Stottlemyre 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Foy Scores/unER; Rodriguez to 1B
b4 3-0 2 1-- KCR J. Hernandez M. Stottlemyre 1% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Rodriguez to 3B
b4 3-0 2 1-3 O KCR W. Bunker M. Stottlemyre -2% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 7-8-9
t5 0-3 0 --- NYY J. Kenney W. Bunker -4% 81% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t5 0-3 0 1-- O NYY J. Gibbs W. Bunker 4% 85% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-3 1 1-- NYY M. Stottlemyre W. Bunker -1% 84% Passed Ball; Kenney to 2B
t5 0-3 1 -2- O NYY M. Stottlemyre W. Bunker 3% 87% Popfly: 2B
t5 0-3 2 -2- NYY H. Clarke W. Bunker -2% 85% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Kenney to 3B
t5 0-3 2 1-3 R NYY G. Michael W. Bunker -9% 77% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Kenney Scores; Clarke to 3B
t5 1-3 2 1-3 O NYY R. White W. Bunker 6% 83% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Yankees' Mel Stottlemyre facing 1-2-3
b5 3-1 0 --- O KCR P. Kelly M. Stottlemyre -1% 81% Flyball: LF
b5 3-1 1 --- O KCR J. Keough M. Stottlemyre -1% 80% Groundout: 1B-P
b5 3-1 2 --- KCR M. Fiore M. Stottlemyre 1% 81% Single to CF
b5 3-1 2 1-- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Stottlemyre -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 4-5-6
t6 1-3 0 --- O NYY J. Pepitone W. Bunker 3% 83% Popfly: 3B
t6 1-3 1 --- O NYY B. Murcer W. Bunker 2% 85% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t6 1-3 2 --- O NYY J. Hall W. Bunker 1% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Yankees' Mel Stottlemyre facing 5-6-7
b6 3-1 0 --- KCR J. Foy M. Stottlemyre 2% 88% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b6 3-1 0 1-- O KCR J. Adair M. Stottlemyre -2% 86% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b6 3-1 1 1-- KCR E. Rodriguez M. Stottlemyre 2% 88% Walk; Foy to 2B
b6 3-1 1 12- O KCR J. Hernandez M. Stottlemyre -1% 86% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Foy to 3B; Rodriguez to 2B
b6 3-1 2 -23 RR KCR W. Bunker M. Stottlemyre 9% 96% Single to CF; Foy Scores; Rodriguez Scores; Bunker to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b6 5-1 2 -2- O KCR P. Kelly M. Stottlemyre -1% 95% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 7-8-9
t7 1-5 0 --- NYY J. Kenney W. Bunker -3% 93% Single to CF
t7 1-5 0 1-- O NYY J. Gibbs W. Bunker 2% 95% Flyball: CF
Tom Shopay pinch hits for Mel Stottlemyre (P) batting 9th
t7 1-5 1 1-- O NYY T. Shopay W. Bunker 2% 96% Popfly: SS
t7 1-5 2 1-- O NYY H. Clarke W. Bunker 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Yankees' Steve Hamilton facing 2-3-4
Steve Hamilton replaces Tom Shopay (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-1 0 --- O KCR J. Keough S. Hamilton -0% 97% Strikeout
b7 5-1 1 --- KCR M. Fiore S. Hamilton 0% 98% Walk
b7 5-1 1 1-- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. Hamilton -0% 97% Strikeout
b7 5-1 2 1-- O KCR J. Foy S. Hamilton -0% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 2-3-4
t8 1-5 0 --- O NYY G. Michael W. Bunker 1% 98% Flyball: RF
t8 1-5 1 --- O NYY R. White W. Bunker 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-5 2 --- NYY J. Pepitone W. Bunker -1% 98% Double to RF
t8 1-5 2 -2- O NYY B. Murcer W. Bunker 1% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Yankees' Steve Hamilton facing 6-7-8
b8 5-1 0 --- KCR J. Adair S. Hamilton 0% 99% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b8 5-1 0 1-- OO KCR E. Rodriguez S. Hamilton -0% 99% Double Play: Strikeout, Baserunner Out Advancing; Adair out at 2B/C-2B
b8 5-1 2 --- KCR J. Hernandez S. Hamilton 0% 99% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b8 5-1 2 1-- R KCR W. Bunker S. Hamilton 1% 100% Double to LF; Hernandez Scores
b8 6-1 2 -2- O KCR P. Kelly S. Hamilton -0% 99% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 6-7-8
t9 1-6 0 --- O NYY J. Hall W. Bunker 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 1-6 1 --- O NYY J. Kenney W. Bunker 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-6 2 --- O NYY J. Gibbs W. Bunker 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 6.

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