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Standings
MIN
@BOS
8
6
BAL
@CAL
10
0
NYY
@KCR
5
1
CLE
@OAK
3
0
DET
@SEP
5
3
CHW
@WSA
1
3
ATL
@CHC
0
3
SDP
@MON
5
4
SFG
@NYM
0
1
 
(14)
LAD
@PHI
2
0
HOU
@PIT
1
5
CIN
@STL
8
4
Tuesday, August 19, 1969, 7:32PM
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 11,328, Time of Game: 2:32
Yankees
5
62-60
 Won 1 
4th, 24½ GB
at Royals
1
49-71
 Lost 1 
3rd, 22½ GB
W: Al Downing (4-3)
L: Dick Drago (6-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  2   0  2  0   0  1  0    5  8  0
Royals          0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  4  1

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Horace Clarke 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 .299 .734 0.083 0.85 0.131 -0.048 0.4 1 0 SB
Gene Michael SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 .282 .746 0.047 0.89 0.093 -0.046 0.3 0 2
Roy White LF 3 2 1 1 2 0 .299 .880 0.153 1.08 0.192 -0.039 1.5 2 0 3B
Joe Pepitone 1B 5 0 0 1 0 0 .252 .768 -0.073 1.03 0.028 -0.102 -1.1 9 0
Bobby Murcer RF 4 2 2 1 0 0 .261 .757 -0.024 1.02 0.059 -0.083 0.4 1 0 HR
Ron Woods CF 4 0 1 2 0 0 .201 .591 0.101 1.46 0.197 -0.096 0.7 6 0 3B
Jerry Kenney 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .246 .619 -0.021 0.72 0.038 -0.060 -0.5 0 5 CS
Jake Gibbs C 3 0 1 0 1 0 .228 .580 -0.031 0.60 0.014 -0.045 -0.3 8 0
Al Downing P 4 0 1 0 0 1 .048 .095 -0.019 0.61 0.020 -0.039 -0.4 0 1
Team Totals 34 5 8 5 6 2 .235 .791 0.216 0.91 0.772 -0.558 0.9 27 8
3B: R Woods (2, off D Drago); R White (4, off D Drago).
HR: B Murcer (17, off G Cisco; 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: B Murcer 5; R White 3; R Woods 3; G Michael; J Gibbs; H Clarke; A Downing.
RBI: R Woods 2 (10); J Pepitone (64); B Murcer (66); R White (57).
2-out RBI: R Woods 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Baserunning
SB: H Clarke (23, 2nd base off D Drago/B Martinez).
CS: J Kenney (13, 2nd base by D Drago/B Martinez).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jackie Hernandez SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .597 -0.076 0.77 0.000 -0.076 -0.8 2 3
Paul Schaal 3B 3 1 2 1 1 0 .280 .673 0.145 0.50 0.154 -0.009 1.4 0 1 HR
Buck Martinez C 3 0 0 0 1 1 .248 .664 -0.024 0.90 0.036 -0.059 -0.3 4 2
Joe Foy CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .258 .711 -0.059 0.85 0.013 -0.071 -0.5 2 0
Jerry Adair 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .233 .533 -0.022 1.02 0.050 -0.072 -0.5 1 4
Chuck Harrison 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 .209 .554 0.048 1.09 0.103 -0.055 0.4 10 4 2B
Bob Oliver RF 3 0 0 0 0 3 .249 .676 -0.120 1.62 0.000 -0.120 -1.0 3 0
   Ellie Rodriguez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .658 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
Ed Kirkpatrick LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .221 .689 -0.095 1.25 0.000 -0.095 -0.8 1 0
   Galen Cisco P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 1
   Jim Rooker PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .265 .894 0.003 0.10 0.003 0.000 0.1
Dick Drago P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .029 -0.023 0.85 0.000 -0.023 -0.2 1 1
   Juan Rios PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .545 -0.024 0.97 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
   Tom Burgmeier P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Hawk Taylor PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .759 -0.035 0.66 0.000 -0.035 -0.6 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 4 1 5 8 .129 .508 -0.286 0.90 0.359 -0.643 -3.1 27 16
2B: C Harrison (3, off A Downing).
HR: P Schaal (1, off A Downing; 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: P Schaal 5; C Harrison 2; J Foy.
RBI: P Schaal (13).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Martinez-J Hernandez-C Harrison.
E: B Martinez (4).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Al Downing, W (4-3) 9 4 1 1 5 8 1 3.36 36 78 0.286 0.90 3.1
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 5 8 1 1.00 36 78 0.286 0.90 3.1

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Drago, L (6-11) 5 7 4 4 4 1 0 4.45 25 34 -0.229 1.34 -1.7
Tom Burgmeier 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.40 6 0 0 0.038 0.26 0.9
Galen Cisco 2 1 1 1 2 0 1 3.92 9 0 0 -0.023 0.08 -0.1
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 6 2 1 5.00 40 34 0 0 -0.214 0.91 -0.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Rice, 1B - Russ Goetz, 2B - Larry Napp, 3B - Bill Kunkel.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 85° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Kansas City Royals
1 Horace Clarke 2B 1 Jackie Hernandez SS
2 Gene Michael SS 2 Paul Schaal 3B
3 Roy White LF 3 Buck Martinez C
4 Joe Pepitone 1B 4 Joe Foy CF
5 Bobby Murcer RF 5 Jerry Adair 2B
6 Ron Woods CF 6 Chuck Harrison 1B
7 Jerry Kenney 3B 7 Bob Oliver RF
8 Jake Gibbs C 8 Ed Kirkpatrick LF
9 Al Downing P 9 Dick Drago P

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 2-1 2 1-3 RR NYY R. Woods D. Drago 20% 85% Triple to LF (Line Drive); White Scores; Murcer Scores
t3 0-0 1 --3 R NYY R. White D. Drago 11% 67% Triple to LF; Clarke Scores
b3 0-2 1 --- R KCR P. Schaal A. Downing -11% 60% Home Run
t1 0-0 0 12- NYY R. White D. Drago 8% 67% Walk; Clarke to 3B; Michael to 2B
t1 0-0 1 123 O NYY B. Murcer D. Drago -8% 53% Popfly: 2B

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 --- NYY H. Clarke D. Drago 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- NYY G. Michael D. Drago 6% 59% Walk; Clarke to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- NYY R. White D. Drago 8% 67% Walk; Clarke to 3B; Michael to 2B
t1 0-0 0 123 O NYY J. Pepitone D. Drago -7% 60% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 1 123 O NYY B. Murcer D. Drago -8% 53% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 2 123 O NYY R. Woods D. Drago -7% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Al Downing facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez A. Downing 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR P. Schaal A. Downing -2% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- KCR B. Martinez A. Downing -4% 42% Walk; Schaal to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- O KCR J. Foy A. Downing 4% 46% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b1 0-0 2 12- O KCR J. Adair A. Downing 4% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 7-8-9
t2 0-0 0 --- NYY J. Kenney D. Drago 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- O NYY J. Gibbs D. Drago -4% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO NYY A. Downing D. Drago -5% 45% Double Play: Strikeout, Kenney Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Al Downing facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR C. Harrison A. Downing -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O KCR B. Oliver A. Downing 3% 45% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 1-- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick A. Downing 3% 48% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR D. Drago A. Downing 2% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- NYY H. Clarke D. Drago 4% 54% Single to LF
t3 0-0 0 1-- O NYY G. Michael D. Drago -4% 50% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 1-- NYY R. White D. Drago 5% 56% Clarke Steals 2B; Clarke to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t3 0-0 1 --3 R NYY R. White D. Drago 11% 67% Triple to LF; Clarke Scores
t3 1-0 1 --3 RO NYY J. Pepitone D. Drago 3% 70% Groundout: 1B-P; White Scores
t3 2-0 2 --- O NYY B. Murcer D. Drago -1% 69% Foul Flyball: C
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Al Downing facing 1-2-3
b3 0-2 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez A. Downing 3% 72% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
b3 0-2 1 --- R KCR P. Schaal A. Downing -11% 60% Home Run
b3 1-2 1 --- O KCR B. Martinez A. Downing 2% 62% Strikeout
b3 1-2 2 --- O KCR J. Foy A. Downing 1% 63% Lineout: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 6-7-8
t4 2-1 0 --- O NYY R. Woods D. Drago -2% 61% Lineout: RF
t4 2-1 1 --- O NYY J. Kenney D. Drago -2% 60% Flyball: LF
t4 2-1 2 --- NYY J. Gibbs D. Drago 1% 61% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t4 2-1 2 1-- NYY A. Downing D. Drago 2% 63% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gibbs to 2B
t4 2-1 2 12- O NYY H. Clarke D. Drago -4% 59% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Yankees' Al Downing facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- KCR J. Adair A. Downing -5% 54% Walk
b4 1-2 0 1-- O KCR C. Harrison A. Downing 5% 58% Strikeout
b4 1-2 1 1-- O KCR B. Oliver A. Downing 4% 62% Strikeout
b4 1-2 2 1-- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick A. Downing 3% 65% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 2-3-4
t5 2-1 0 --- NYY G. Michael D. Drago 4% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t5 2-1 0 1-- O NYY R. White D. Drago -3% 65% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 2-1 1 1-- O NYY J. Pepitone D. Drago -3% 62% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
t5 2-1 2 1-- NYY B. Murcer D. Drago 3% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive); White to 3B
t5 2-1 2 1-3 RR NYY R. Woods D. Drago 20% 85% Triple to LF (Line Drive); White Scores; Murcer Scores
t5 4-1 2 --3 O NYY J. Kenney D. Drago -2% 83% Groundout: P-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Yankees' Al Downing facing 9-1-2
Juan Rios pinch hits for Dick Drago (P) batting 9th
b5 1-4 0 --- O KCR J. Rios A. Downing 2% 85% Lineout: CF
b5 1-4 1 --- O KCR J. Hernandez A. Downing 2% 87% Lineout: LF
b5 1-4 2 --- O KCR P. Schaal A. Downing 1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Tom Burgmeier facing 8-9-1
Tom Burgmeier replaces Juan Rios (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-1 0 --- O NYY J. Gibbs T. Burgmeier -1% 87% Groundout: C-1B
t6 4-1 1 --- O NYY A. Downing T. Burgmeier -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 4-1 2 --- O NYY H. Clarke T. Burgmeier -0% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Yankees' Al Downing facing 3-4-5
b6 1-4 0 --- O KCR B. Martinez A. Downing 2% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-4 1 --- O KCR J. Foy A. Downing 2% 90% Strikeout
b6 1-4 2 --- O KCR J. Adair A. Downing 1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Tom Burgmeier facing 2-3-4
t7 4-1 0 --- O NYY G. Michael T. Burgmeier -1% 90% Strikeout
t7 4-1 1 --- O NYY R. White T. Burgmeier -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-1 2 --- O NYY J. Pepitone T. Burgmeier -0% 89% Groundout: P unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Yankees' Al Downing facing 6-7-8
b7 1-4 0 --- KCR C. Harrison A. Downing -7% 82% Double to LF
b7 1-4 0 -2- O KCR B. Oliver A. Downing 5% 87% Strikeout
b7 1-4 1 -2- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick A. Downing 4% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Harrison to 3B
Hawk Taylor pinch hits for Tom Burgmeier (P) batting 9th
b7 1-4 2 --3 O KCR H. Taylor A. Downing 3% 94% Lineout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Galen Cisco facing 5-6-7
Galen Cisco replaces Ed Kirkpatrick (LF) pitching and batting 8th
Hawk Taylor moves from PH to LF
t8 4-1 0 --- R NYY B. Murcer G. Cisco 3% 97% Home Run
t8 5-1 0 --- O NYY R. Woods G. Cisco -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-1 1 --- O NYY J. Kenney G. Cisco -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
t8 5-1 2 --- NYY J. Gibbs G. Cisco 0% 97% Walk
t8 5-1 2 1-- O NYY A. Downing G. Cisco -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Yankees' Al Downing facing 1-2-3
b8 1-5 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez A. Downing 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-5 1 --- KCR P. Schaal A. Downing -2% 96% Single to RF
b8 1-5 1 1-- O KCR B. Martinez A. Downing 2% 98% Flyball: CF
b8 1-5 2 1-- KCR J. Foy A. Downing -1% 97% Single to SS; Schaal to 2B
b8 1-5 2 12- O KCR J. Adair A. Downing 2% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Galen Cisco facing 1-2-3
t9 5-1 0 --- O NYY H. Clarke G. Cisco -0% 99% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t9 5-1 1 --- O NYY G. Michael G. Cisco -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 5-1 2 --- NYY R. White G. Cisco 0% 99% Walk
t9 5-1 2 1-- O NYY J. Pepitone G. Cisco -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Yankees' Al Downing facing 6-7-8
b9 1-5 0 --- O KCR C. Harrison A. Downing 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-SS-1B
Ellie Rodriguez pinch hits for Bob Oliver (RF) batting 7th
b9 1-5 1 --- O KCR E. Rodriguez A. Downing 0% 100% Flyball: LF
Jim Rooker pinch hits for Galen Cisco (P) batting 8th
b9 1-5 2 --- KCR J. Rooker A. Downing -0% 100% Walk
b9 1-5 2 1-- O KCR H. Taylor A. Downing 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 1.

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