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CLE
@BOS
5
2
CAL
@CHW
4
7
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@CHW
2
3
SEP
@KCR
1
2
OAK
@MIN
3
11
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@NYY
6
7
 
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@WSA
1
0
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@LAD
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@LAD
2
3
 
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@MON
5
4
PIT
@PHI
9
5
HOU
@SDP
1
8
ATL
@SFG
0
2
Tuesday, September 16, 1969,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 7,282, Time of Game: 1:45
Pilots
1
58-89
 Lost 1 
6th, 31 GB
at Royals
2
62-85
 Won 1 
4th, 27 GB
W: Wally Bunker (11-10)
L: Bob Meyer (0-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pilots          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  4  0
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  1  X    2  5  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 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .230 .348 .310 .658 -0.185 1.52 0.000 -0.185 -1.3 0 3 GDP
John Donaldson 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .236 .315 .275 .590 -0.140 1.35 0.000 -0.140 -0.8 4 2
Wayne Comer RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .244 .357 .380 .737 -0.092 1.15 0.012 -0.104 -0.3 4 0
Steve Hovley CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .289 .357 .385 .742 -0.114 1.27 0.044 -0.158 -0.7 3 0
Danny Walton LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .214 .269 .329 .598 -0.064 1.14 0.030 -0.094 -0.3 2 0 HBP
Don Mincher 1B 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .239 .364 .444 .808 -0.035 1.07 0.026 -0.061 -0.2 6 3
Jerry McNertney C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .250 .293 .364 .657 0.024 1.00 0.070 -0.046 0.3 3 0
Fred Stanley SS 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 .455 .462 .818 1.280 0.123 1.69 0.152 -0.029 0.5 2 2 2B,SF
Bob Meyer P 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .111 .111 .111 .222 -0.077 1.31 0.033 -0.110 -0.4 0 1
Team Totals 29 1 4 1 1 4 32 .138 .188 .172 .360 -0.560 1.28 0.367 -0.927 -3.1 24 11
2B: F Stanley (2, off W Bunker).
SF: F Stanley (1, off W Bunker).
HBP: D Walton (2, by W Bunker).
TB: F Stanley 2; J McNertney; S Hovley; B Meyer.
GIDP: T Harper (7).
RBI: F Stanley (1).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Donaldson-F Stanley-D Mincher.
PB: J McNertney (9).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: S Hovley (1st base by W Bunker).

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 0 0 0 1 1 4 .224 .281 .284 .565 -0.091 1.05 0.027 -0.118 -0.9 2 3 CS
Scott Northey CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .156 .229 .156 .385 -0.106 1.10 0.000 -0.106 -1.0 0 0
Luis Alcaraz 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .171 .237 .257 .494 -0.091 0.87 0.000 -0.091 -0.8 4 2
Chuck Harrison 1B 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .224 .280 .303 .583 0.146 1.18 0.164 -0.019 1.1 6 0 2B
Paul Schaal 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .272 .346 .321 .667 0.011 1.41 0.043 -0.031 0.1 0 1
Buck Martinez C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .229 .258 .341 .599 -0.159 1.78 0.000 -0.159 -1.2 4 0
Lou Piniella LF 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 .280 .325 .422 .747 -0.017 1.78 0.046 -0.063 0.0 3 0 SF
Bob Oliver RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .258 .295 .401 .696 -0.026 1.41 0.065 -0.090 -0.3 3 0 GDP
Wally Bunker P 2 0 1 1 1 0 3 .138 .188 .185 .373 0.273 1.68 0.297 -0.024 1.4 0 3 2B
Team Totals 26 2 5 2 3 3 30 .192 .267 .269 .536 -0.060 1.31 0.642 -0.701 -1.6 * 9
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: C Harrison (5, off B Meyer); W Bunker (3, off B Meyer).
SF: L Piniella (9, off B Meyer).
TB: C Harrison 3; W Bunker 2; B Oliver; L Piniella.
GIDP: B Oliver (15).
RBI: L Piniella (61); W Bunker (6).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Bunker-J Hernandez-C Harrison.
E: P Schaal (15).
Baserunning
CS: J Hernandez (7, 2nd base by B Meyer POCS).

Seattle Pilots

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Meyer, L (0-3) 8 5 2 1 3 3 0 3.04 30 66 0.060 1.31 1.6
Team Totals 8 5 2 1 3 3 0 1.12 30 66 0.060 1.31 1.6

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Wally Bunker, W (11-10) 9 4 1 1 1 4 0 3.11 32 78 0.560 1.28 3.1
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 1 4 0 1.00 32 78 0.560 1.28 3.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: W Bunker (4; D Walton).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: B Meyer (1; J Hernandez, 2nd base (CS)); W Bunker (5; S Hovley, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Neudecker, 1B - Nestor Chylak, 2B - Jake O'Donnell, 3B - Lou DiMuro.
Time of Game: 1:45.
Attendance: 7,282.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 12mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Seattle Pilots         Kansas City Royals
1 Tommy Harper 3B 1 Jackie Hernandez SS
2 John Donaldson 2B 2 Scott Northey CF
3 Wayne Comer RF 3 Luis Alcaraz 2B
4 Steve Hovley CF 4 Chuck Harrison 1B
5 Danny Walton LF 5 Paul Schaal 3B
6 Don Mincher 1B 6 Buck Martinez C
7 Jerry McNertney C 7 Lou Piniella LF
8 Fred Stanley SS 8 Bob Oliver RF
9 Bob Meyer P 9 Wally Bunker P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-1 0 1-- R KCR W. Bunker B. Meyer 25% 91% Double to LF; Oliver Scores
t8 1-1 0 --- SEP F. Stanley W. Bunker -14% 36% Double to CF
t8 1-1 0 -2- O SEP B. Meyer W. Bunker 9% 45% Strikeout
t8 1-1 2 -2- O SEP J. Donaldson W. Bunker 8% 60% Lineout: 2B
t8 1-1 1 -2- O SEP T. Harper W. Bunker 7% 53% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play

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' Wally Bunker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O SEP T. Harper W. Bunker 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O SEP J. Donaldson W. Bunker 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- SEP W. Comer W. Bunker -1% 52% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 2 1-- O SEP S. Hovley W. Bunker 2% 55% Groundout: Unknown out on play/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pilots 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pilots' Bob Meyer facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez B. Meyer -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR S. Northey B. Meyer -1% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR L. Alcaraz B. Meyer -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pilots Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O SEP D. Walton W. Bunker 2% 52% Flyball: SS
t2 0-0 1 --- SEP D. Mincher W. Bunker -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- SEP J. McNertney W. Bunker -7% 43% Single to RF; Mincher to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-3 RO SEP F. Stanley W. Bunker -2% 41% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Mincher Scores
t2 1-0 2 1-- O SEP B. Meyer W. Bunker 2% 43% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Pilots' Bob Meyer facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- KCR C. Harrison B. Meyer 7% 50% Double to LF
b2 0-1 0 -2- KCR P. Schaal B. Meyer 4% 54% Passed Ball; Harrison to 3B
b2 0-1 0 --3 KCR P. Schaal B. Meyer 4% 58% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-3 O KCR B. Martinez B. Meyer -7% 51% Foul Flyball: 1B
b2 0-1 1 1-3 RO KCR L. Piniella B. Meyer 1% 52% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Harrison Scores/unER
b2 1-1 2 1-- O KCR B. Oliver B. Meyer -2% 50% Lineout: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pilots Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- O SEP T. Harper W. Bunker 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t3 1-1 1 --- O SEP J. Donaldson W. Bunker 2% 54% Flyball: 2B
t3 1-1 2 --- O SEP W. Comer W. Bunker 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Pilots' Bob Meyer facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- O KCR W. Bunker B. Meyer -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-1 1 --- KCR J. Hernandez B. Meyer 3% 56% Walk
b3 1-1 1 1-- O KCR S. Northey B. Meyer -3% 53% Strikeout
b3 1-1 2 1-- O KCR L. Alcaraz B. Meyer -3% 50% Hernandez Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Pilots Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- SEP S. Hovley W. Bunker -4% 46% Single/Bunt
t4 1-1 0 1-- O SEP D. Walton W. Bunker 7% 53% Hovley Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t4 1-1 1 --- SEP D. Walton W. Bunker -3% 50% Hit By Pitch
t4 1-1 1 1-- O SEP D. Mincher W. Bunker 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-1 2 1-- O SEP J. McNertney W. Bunker 3% 56% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Pilots' Bob Meyer facing 3-4-5
b4 1-1 0 --- O KCR L. Alcaraz B. Meyer -3% 53% Lineout: RF
b4 1-1 1 --- O KCR C. Harrison B. Meyer -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-1 2 --- O KCR P. Schaal B. Meyer -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Pilots Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- O SEP F. Stanley W. Bunker 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t5 1-1 1 --- SEP B. Meyer W. Bunker -3% 50% Single
t5 1-1 1 1-- OO SEP T. Harper W. Bunker 7% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Pilots' Bob Meyer facing 6-7-8
b5 1-1 0 --- O KCR B. Martinez B. Meyer -3% 53% Flyball: LF
b5 1-1 1 --- KCR L. Piniella B. Meyer 3% 57% Single
b5 1-1 1 1-- OO KCR B. Oliver B. Meyer -7% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Pilots Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 2-3-4
t6 1-1 0 --- O SEP J. Donaldson W. Bunker 3% 53% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t6 1-1 1 --- O SEP W. Comer W. Bunker 2% 56% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t6 1-1 2 --- O SEP S. Hovley W. Bunker 2% 57% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Pilots' Bob Meyer facing 9-1-2
b6 1-1 0 --- KCR W. Bunker B. Meyer 5% 62% Walk
b6 1-1 0 1-- O KCR J. Hernandez B. Meyer -5% 58% Bunt Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 1-1 1 1-- O KCR S. Northey B. Meyer -4% 53% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 1-1 2 1-- O KCR L. Alcaraz B. Meyer -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Pilots Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 5-6-7
t7 1-1 0 --- O SEP D. Walton W. Bunker 4% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-1 1 --- O SEP D. Mincher W. Bunker 3% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-1 2 --- O SEP J. McNertney W. Bunker 2% 58% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Pilots' Bob Meyer facing 4-5-6
b7 1-1 0 --- KCR C. Harrison B. Meyer 6% 64% Single to LF
b7 1-1 0 1-- O KCR P. Schaal B. Meyer -2% 62% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B; Harrison to 2B
b7 1-1 1 -2- O KCR B. Martinez B. Meyer -6% 56% Flyball: 2B
b7 1-1 2 -2- O KCR L. Piniella B. Meyer -6% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Pilots Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 8-9-1
t8 1-1 0 --- SEP F. Stanley W. Bunker -14% 36% Double to CF
t8 1-1 0 -2- O SEP B. Meyer W. Bunker 9% 45% Strikeout
t8 1-1 1 -2- O SEP T. Harper W. Bunker 7% 53% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t8 1-1 2 -2- O SEP J. Donaldson W. Bunker 8% 60% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Pilots' Bob Meyer facing 8-9-1
b8 1-1 0 --- KCR B. Oliver B. Meyer 6% 67% Single to LF
b8 1-1 0 1-- R KCR W. Bunker B. Meyer 25% 91% Double to LF; Oliver Scores
b8 2-1 0 -2- O KCR J. Hernandez B. Meyer -2% 89% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b8 2-1 1 -2- O KCR S. Northey B. Meyer -2% 87% Lineout: LF
b8 2-1 2 -2- O KCR L. Alcaraz B. Meyer -2% 85% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Pilots Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Wally Bunker facing 3-4-5
t9 1-2 0 --- O SEP W. Comer W. Bunker 7% 92% Foul Flyball: RF
t9 1-2 1 --- O SEP S. Hovley W. Bunker 5% 97% Flyball: LF
t9 1-2 2 --- O SEP D. Walton W. Bunker 3% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pilots 1, Royals 2.

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