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Standings
CLE
@BOS
4
1
CAL
@CHW
4
0
SEP
@KCR
3
2
OAK
@MIN
3
6
DET
@NYY
2
0
BAL
@WSA
2
3
CIN
@LAD
4
1
CHC
@MON
2
8
PIT
@PHI
1
2
PIT
@PHI
3
4
HOU
@SDP
3
5
ATL
@SFG
1
4
NYM
@STL
4
3
Monday, September 15, 1969,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 7,238, Time of Game: 2:39
Pilots
3
58-88
 Won 1 
6th, 30 GB
at Royals
2
61-85
 Lost 1 
4th, 27 GB
W: Gene Brabender (13-12)
L: Jerry Cram (0-1)
S: Diego Segui (10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pilots          0  0  0   1  1  0   0  1  0    3  6  1
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    2  4  1

Seattle Pilots

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommy Harper 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .232 .351 .313 .663 -0.017 0.94 0.027 -0.044 -0.3 1 0 SH
John Donaldson 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .239 .318 .279 .598 0.032 1.31 0.108 -0.076 -0.1 2 2
Wayne Comer RF 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .246 .359 .384 .743 0.122 0.84 0.154 -0.033 0.9 3 0
Steve Hovley CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .289 .358 .387 .745 -0.081 0.95 0.000 -0.081 -0.8 3 0
Danny Walton LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .224 .270 .343 .614 0.137 0.80 0.163 -0.026 0.9 2 0
   Steve Whitaker LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .344 .407 .751 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Don Mincher 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .241 .364 .446 .810 -0.104 1.03 0.000 -0.104 -0.9 9 1
Jerry McNertney C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .249 .293 .364 .657 -0.077 0.76 0.000 -0.077 -0.7 5 1
Ray Oyler SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .165 .261 .269 .531 -0.004 0.78 0.033 -0.037 -0.1 0 4
Gene Brabender P 3 1 1 0 0 2 3 .138 .164 .185 .349 -0.022 1.05 0.032 -0.055 -0.0 1 2
   Diego Segui P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .207 .148 .355 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Team Totals 32 3 6 2 1 6 34 .188 .212 .188 .400 -0.014 0.94 0.517 -0.533 -1.1 27 11
SH: T Harper (4, off A Fitzmorris).
TB: G Brabender; W Comer; R Oyler; D Walton; T Harper; J Donaldson.
RBI: J Donaldson (16); W Comer (52).
2-out RBI: W Comer; J Donaldson.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
E: G Brabender (3).

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 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .271 .357 .404 .761 0.225 1.27 0.245 -0.019 1.6 2 0 2B
Mike Fiore 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .266 .410 .419 .829 -0.077 1.75 0.055 -0.133 -0.2 6 1
Ed Kirkpatrick CF 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .243 .345 .404 .749 0.122 1.25 0.208 -0.086 0.6 3 1 2B,SB
Joe Foy 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .260 .355 .361 .715 -0.144 1.82 0.008 -0.152 -0.7 1 1
Joe Keough LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .193 .261 .205 .466 -0.093 1.22 0.000 -0.093 -0.9 4 0
   Hawk Taylor PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .316 .432 .748 -0.109 4.09 0.000 -0.109 -0.3
   Bob Oliver LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .295 .402 .697 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Luis Alcaraz 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .194 .265 .290 .555 -0.146 1.47 0.000 -0.146 -0.7 2 3
Ellie Rodriguez C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .240 .337 .299 .636 -0.032 0.66 0.000 -0.032 -0.3 6 0
   George Spriggs PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .250 .286 .536 -0.047 1.91 0.000 -0.047 -0.2
   Juan Rios SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .261 .278 .539 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jerry Adair PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .243 .278 .294 .571 -0.060 2.47 0.000 -0.060 -0.1
Jackie Hernandez SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .225 .281 .286 .567 -0.002 0.43 0.010 -0.013 0.0 2 0
   Billy Harris PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .500 .833 -0.033 1.38 0.000 -0.033 -0.1
   Al Fitzmorris P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Lou Piniella PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .279 .325 .421 .746 -0.042 1.69 0.000 -0.042 -0.1
Jerry Cram P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.053 1.03 0.000 -0.053 -0.4 0 0
   Buck Martinez PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .233 .262 .347 .609 -0.023 0.92 0.000 -0.023 -0.1 1 0
Team Totals 31 2 4 1 4 5 35 .129 .229 .194 .422 -0.514 1.43 0.526 -1.041 -2.1 27 6
2B: P Kelly (20, off G Brabender); E Kirkpatrick (8, off D Segui).
TB: P Kelly 3; E Kirkpatrick 3.
RBI: E Kirkpatrick (36).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
E: J Foy (14).
Outfield Assists: E Kirkpatrick (T Harper at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: E Kirkpatrick (3, 2nd base off G Brabender/J McNertney).
Pickoffs: P Kelly (2nd base by G Brabender).

Seattle Pilots

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gene Brabender, W (13-12) 7 3 2 1 4 3 0 4.26 28 64 0.259 1.10 1.8
Diego Segui, S (10) 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.48 7 1 1 0.256 2.91 0.3
Team Totals 9 4 2 1 4 5 0 1.00 35 64 1 1 0.515 1.43 2.1
G Brabender faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Cram, L (0-1) 7 4 2 1 1 5 0 2.77 26 67 0.074 0.98 1.2
Al Fitzmorris 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.76 8 0 0 -0.059 0.82 -0.1
Team Totals 9 6 3 2 1 6 0 2.00 34 67 0 0 0.015 0.94 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: G Brabender (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: G Brabender (1; P Kelly, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lou DiMuro, 1B - Jerry Neudecker, 2B - Nestor Chylak, 3B - Jake O'Donnell.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: 7,238.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 7mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Seattle Pilots         Kansas City Royals
1 Tommy Harper 3B 1 Pat Kelly RF
2 John Donaldson 2B 2 Mike Fiore 1B
3 Wayne Comer RF 3 Ed Kirkpatrick CF
4 Steve Hovley CF 4 Joe Foy 3B
5 Danny Walton LF 5 Joe Keough LF
6 Don Mincher 1B 6 Luis Alcaraz 2B
7 Jerry McNertney C 7 Ellie Rodriguez C
8 Ray Oyler SS 8 Jackie Hernandez SS
9 Gene Brabender P 9 Jerry Cram P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-3 1 1-- R KCR E. Kirkpatrick D. Segui -19% 66% Double to CF; Kelly Scores
t4 0-1 2 -2- R SEP D. Walton J. Cram 14% 48% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Comer Scores/No RBI/unER; Walton to 2B
t8 2-1 2 -2- R SEP W. Comer A. Fitzmorris 12% 87% Single to CF; Brabender Scores; Comer to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b8 2-3 2 --3 O KCR H. Taylor D. Segui 11% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-1 2 12- RO SEP J. Donaldson J. Cram 11% 60% Single to CF; Oyler Scores; Harper out at Hm/CF-C

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pilots Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jerry Cram facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O SEP T. Harper J. Cram -2% 48% Foul Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O SEP J. Donaldson J. Cram -1% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O SEP W. Comer J. Cram -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pilots' Gene Brabender facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR P. Kelly G. Brabender -4% 42% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- KCR M. Fiore G. Brabender -6% 36% Walk; Kelly to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- KCR E. Kirkpatrick G. Brabender -5% 31% Kelly Picked off 2B, safe on E1; Kelly to 3B; Fiore to 2B
b1 0-0 0 -23 R KCR E. Kirkpatrick G. Brabender -2% 30% Wild Pitch; Kelly Scores/unER
b1 1-0 0 -2- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick G. Brabender 4% 33% Strikeout Looking
b1 1-0 1 -2- O KCR J. Foy G. Brabender 3% 36% Lineout: 2B
b1 1-0 2 -2- O KCR J. Keough G. Brabender 3% 39% Flyball: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pilots 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pilots Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Jerry Cram facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O SEP S. Hovley J. Cram -2% 36% Flyball: RF
t2 0-1 1 --- SEP D. Walton J. Cram 3% 39% Single to CF
t2 0-1 1 1-- O SEP D. Mincher J. Cram -3% 36% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 2 1-- O SEP J. McNertney J. Cram -2% 34% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pilots 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pilots' Gene Brabender facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O KCR L. Alcaraz G. Brabender 2% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- O KCR E. Rodriguez G. Brabender 1% 37% Flyball: 2B
b2 1-0 2 --- KCR J. Hernandez G. Brabender -1% 36% Walk
b2 1-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Cram G. Brabender 2% 38% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pilots 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pilots Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Jerry Cram facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O SEP R. Oyler J. Cram -3% 35% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 1 --- O SEP G. Brabender J. Cram -2% 33% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 --- O SEP T. Harper J. Cram -1% 32% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pilots' Gene Brabender facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O KCR P. Kelly G. Brabender 2% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O KCR M. Fiore G. Brabender 1% 36% Flyball: LF
b3 1-0 2 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick G. Brabender -1% 35% Single to CF
b3 1-0 2 1-- KCR J. Foy G. Brabender -1% 34% Kirkpatrick Steals 2B
b3 1-0 2 -2- KCR J. Foy G. Brabender -1% 33% Walk
b3 1-0 2 12- O KCR J. Keough G. Brabender 4% 37% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pilots 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Pilots Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Jerry Cram facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- O SEP J. Donaldson J. Cram -3% 34% Flyball: CF
t4 0-1 1 --- SEP W. Comer J. Cram 3% 37% Walk
t4 0-1 1 1-- O SEP S. Hovley J. Cram -2% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B; Comer to 2B
t4 0-1 2 -2- R SEP D. Walton J. Cram 14% 48% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Comer Scores/No RBI/unER; Walton to 2B
t4 1-1 2 -2- O SEP D. Mincher J. Cram -4% 44% Flyball: SS
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Pilots' Gene Brabender facing 6-7-8
b4 1-1 0 --- O KCR L. Alcaraz G. Brabender 3% 47% Flyball: LF
b4 1-1 1 --- O KCR E. Rodriguez G. Brabender 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b4 1-1 2 --- O KCR J. Hernandez G. Brabender 1% 50% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Pilots Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Jerry Cram facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- O SEP J. McNertney J. Cram -3% 47% Lineout: LF
t5 1-1 1 --- SEP R. Oyler J. Cram 3% 50% Single to LF
t5 1-1 1 1-- O SEP G. Brabender J. Cram -4% 47% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t5 1-1 2 1-- SEP T. Harper J. Cram 3% 49% Single; Oyler to 2B
t5 1-1 2 12- RO SEP J. Donaldson J. Cram 11% 60% Single to CF; Oyler Scores; Harper out at Hm/CF-C
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pilots 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Pilots' Gene Brabender facing 9-1-2
b5 1-2 0 --- O KCR J. Cram G. Brabender 3% 63% Strikeout
b5 1-2 1 --- KCR P. Kelly G. Brabender -6% 57% Double to RF
b5 1-2 1 -2- O KCR M. Fiore G. Brabender 5% 62% Flyball: RF
b5 1-2 2 -2- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick G. Brabender 5% 67% Groundout: 2B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pilots 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Pilots Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Jerry Cram facing 3-4-5
t6 2-1 0 --- O SEP W. Comer J. Cram -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-1 1 --- O SEP S. Hovley J. Cram -2% 63% Lineout: 2B
t6 2-1 2 --- O SEP D. Walton J. Cram -1% 62% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Pilots' Gene Brabender facing 4-5-6
b6 1-2 0 --- O KCR J. Foy G. Brabender 4% 66% Strikeout
b6 1-2 1 --- O KCR J. Keough G. Brabender 3% 69% Groundout: P-1B
b6 1-2 2 --- O KCR L. Alcaraz G. Brabender 2% 71% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Pilots Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Jerry Cram facing 6-7-8
t7 2-1 0 --- O SEP D. Mincher J. Cram -2% 69% Flyball: CF
t7 2-1 1 --- O SEP J. McNertney J. Cram -2% 67% Flyball: LF
t7 2-1 2 --- O SEP R. Oyler J. Cram -1% 66% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Pilots' Gene Brabender facing 7-8-9
George Spriggs pinch hits for Ellie Rodriguez (C) batting 7th
b7 1-2 0 --- O KCR G. Spriggs G. Brabender 5% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
Billy Harris pinch hits for Jackie Hernandez (SS) batting 8th
b7 1-2 1 --- O KCR B. Harris G. Brabender 3% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
Buck Martinez pinch hits for Jerry Cram (P) batting 9th
b7 1-2 2 --- O KCR B. Martinez G. Brabender 2% 76% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Pilots Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Al Fitzmorris facing 9-1-2
Al Fitzmorris replaces Billy Harris (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Buck Martinez moves from PH to C
Juan Rios replaces George Spriggs (PH) playing SS batting 7th
t8 2-1 0 --- SEP G. Brabender A. Fitzmorris 3% 79% Single
t8 2-1 0 1-- O SEP T. Harper A. Fitzmorris -1% 78% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Brabender to 2B
t8 2-1 1 -2- O SEP J. Donaldson A. Fitzmorris -3% 75% Flyball: RF
t8 2-1 2 -2- R SEP W. Comer A. Fitzmorris 12% 87% Single to CF; Brabender Scores; Comer to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t8 3-1 2 -2- O SEP S. Hovley A. Fitzmorris -2% 85% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pilots 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Pilots' Gene Brabender facing 1-2-3
b8 1-3 0 --- KCR P. Kelly G. Brabender -8% 78% Walk
Diego Segui replaces Gene Brabender pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-3 0 1-- O KCR M. Fiore D. Segui 7% 84% Strikeout
b8 1-3 1 1-- R KCR E. Kirkpatrick D. Segui -19% 66% Double to CF; Kelly Scores
b8 2-3 1 -2- O KCR J. Foy D. Segui 8% 74% Groundout: 1B-P; Kirkpatrick to 3B
Hawk Taylor pinch hits for Joe Keough (LF) batting 5th
b8 2-3 2 --3 O KCR H. Taylor D. Segui 11% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pilots 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Pilots Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Al Fitzmorris facing 5-6-7
Bob Oliver replaces Hawk Taylor (PH) playing LF batting 5th
t9 3-2 0 --- O SEP D. Walton A. Fitzmorris -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 3-2 1 --- O SEP D. Mincher A. Fitzmorris -1% 82% Flyball: 3B
t9 3-2 2 --- O SEP J. McNertney A. Fitzmorris -1% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Pilots' Diego Segui facing 6-7-8
Steve Whitaker replaces Danny Walton playing LF batting 5th
b9 2-3 0 --- O KCR L. Alcaraz D. Segui 8% 90% Groundout: P-1B
Jerry Adair pinch hits for Juan Rios (SS) batting 7th
b9 2-3 1 --- O KCR J. Adair D. Segui 6% 96% Strikeout
Lou Piniella pinch hits for Al Fitzmorris (P) batting 8th
b9 2-3 2 --- O KCR L. Piniella D. Segui 4% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 3, Royals 2.

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