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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BAL
2
4
OAK
@CAL
6
7
BOS
@DET
3
1
CHW
@KCR
7
0
SEP
@MIN
1
2
STL
@CHC
1
2
 
(10)
STL
@CHC
7
2
CIN
@HOU
2
3
PHI
@MON
6
10
PHI
@MON
1
3
PIT
@NYM
8
2
PIT
@NYM
8
0
ATL
@SDP
12
3
LAD
@SFG
1
5
Friday, September 19, 1969,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 8,826, Time of Game: 2:19
White Sox
7
63-87
 Won 5 
4th, 27 GB
at Royals
0
63-87
 Lost 1 
4th, 27 GB
W: Tommy John (8-11)
L: Dick Drago (10-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  0  0   3  0  1   1  2  0    7 13  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  8  2

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Angel Bravo CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .282 .311 .423 .733 0.015 0.74 0.064 -0.049 0.5 5 0 SB
Luis Aparicio SS 3 0 2 0 1 0 5 .274 .345 .355 .700 -0.003 0.50 0.039 -0.042 0.2 2 9 SH
Walt Williams RF 5 0 2 3 0 1 5 .305 .345 .377 .722 -0.023 0.75 0.047 -0.071 0.5 1 1
Bill Melton 3B 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .255 .325 .430 .755 0.038 0.63 0.078 -0.040 0.4 2 2
Ed Herrmann C 4 2 2 2 1 0 5 .231 .315 .336 .650 0.219 0.71 0.257 -0.037 1.8 3 0 HR
Bob Christian LF 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .242 .297 .330 .627 0.018 0.66 0.053 -0.035 0.9 1 0 SB
Bob Spence 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .222 .222 .278 .500 0.022 0.77 0.078 -0.055 -0.3 10 0 2B
Bobby Knoop 2B 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .226 .306 .325 .630 -0.054 0.69 0.000 -0.054 -1.1 3 2
Tommy John P 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .123 .198 .151 .348 -0.028 0.49 0.012 -0.040 0.1 0 2
Team Totals 37 7 13 6 5 4 43 .351 .429 .459 .888 0.204 0.67 0.628 -0.423 2.9 27 16
2B: B Spence (1, off D Drago).
HR: E Herrmann (7, off D Drago, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF).
SH: L Aparicio (10, off S Jones).
TB: E Herrmann 5; W Williams 2; T John 2; B Melton 2; B Spence 2; L Aparicio 2; A Bravo; B Christian.
RBI: W Williams 3 (28); E Herrmann 2 (27); B Knoop (46).
2-out RBI: W Williams.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 3. B Knoop-L Aparicio-B Spence; T John-L Aparicio-B Melton-B Knoop; B Melton-B Knoop-B Spence.
Outfield Assists: W Williams (D Drago at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: A Bravo (2, 2nd base off D Drago/F Healy); B Christian (3, 2nd base off J Cram/B Martinez).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Scott Northey CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .194 .256 .194 .451 -0.119 0.90 0.001 -0.120 -1.0 1 0
Luis Alcaraz 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .170 .235 .234 .469 -0.057 0.56 0.000 -0.057 -0.8 2 2
Joe Foy 3B-RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .256 .351 .355 .705 -0.044 0.45 0.000 -0.044 -0.7 1 3
Lou Piniella LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .284 .329 .427 .756 0.060 0.45 0.065 -0.006 0.8 3 2
Chuck Harrison 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .223 .278 .301 .579 -0.072 0.80 0.001 -0.073 -0.5 14 0
Jerry Adair SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .247 .284 .297 .581 0.001 0.58 0.032 -0.031 -0.7 1 6 GDP
Bob Oliver RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .256 .293 .398 .691 -0.085 1.02 0.000 -0.085 -1.1 1 0 GDP
   Steve Jones P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .300 .125 .425 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Don O'Riley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Fran Healy C 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .429 .429 .571 1.000 0.041 0.98 0.065 -0.024 0.4 1 1 2B
   Jerry Cram P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Paul Schaal 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270 .344 .319 .663 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 2
Dick Drago P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .068 .128 .091 .219 0.027 0.70 0.027 0.000 0.2 0 1
   Buck Martinez PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .227 .255 .335 .590 -0.047 0.79 0.000 -0.047 -0.6 3 1
Team Totals 31 0 8 0 2 3 33 .258 .303 .290 .593 -0.297 0.68 0.191 -0.489 -4.1 27 18
2B: F Healy (1, off T John).
TB: F Healy 2; S Northey 2; L Piniella 2; D Drago; C Harrison; J Adair.
GIDP: J Adair (22); B Oliver (16).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
E: B Martinez (7); L Piniella (7).
Outfield Assists: L Piniella (L Aparicio at 3rd base); L Piniella (W Williams at 2nd base).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tommy John, W (8-11) 9 8 0 0 2 3 0 3.36 33 72 0.296 0.68 4.1
Team Totals 9 8 0 0 2 3 0 0.00 33 72 0.296 0.68 4.1

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Drago, L (10-12) 5 8 3 3 2 1 1 3.89 25 38 -0.135 1.01 -0.7
Jerry Cram 2 3 2 1 2 1 0 3.00 10 0 0 -0.058 0.32 -1.1
Steve Jones 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 4.22 5 0 0 -0.011 0.05 -1.5
Don O'Riley 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7.78 3 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 7 6 5 4 1 6.00 43 38 0 0 -0.204 0.67 -2.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Emmett Ashford, 1B - Merle Anthony, 2B - Hank Soar, 3B - Art Frantz.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: 8,826.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 12mph in from Rightfield.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Angel Bravo CF 1 Scott Northey CF
2 Luis Aparicio SS 2 Luis Alcaraz 2B
3 Walt Williams RF 3 Joe Foy 3B
4 Bill Melton 3B 4 Lou Piniella LF
5 Ed Herrmann C 5 Chuck Harrison 1B
6 Bob Christian LF 6 Jerry Adair SS
7 Bob Spence 1B 7 Bob Oliver RF
8 Bobby Knoop 2B 8 Fran Healy C
9 Tommy John P 9 Dick Drago P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 0 1-- RR CHW E. Herrmann D. Drago 20% 75% Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Melton Scores
t4 2-0 0 1-- CHW B. Spence D. Drago 8% 85% Double to RF; Christian to 3B
b5 0-3 1 -2- OO KCR S. Northey T. John 7% 88% Double Play: Fielder's Choice P; Healy out at 3B/P-SS-3B; Northey out at 1B/3B-2B
b5 0-3 0 --- KCR F. Healy T. John -7% 76% Double to RF
b5 0-3 0 -2- O KCR B. Martinez T. John 5% 81% Popfly: SS

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHW A. Bravo D. Drago 4% 54% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- CHW L. Aparicio D. Drago 3% 56% Bravo Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O CHW L. Aparicio D. Drago -4% 52% Groundout: SS-1B; Bravo stays at 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CHW W. Williams D. Drago -3% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B; Bravo to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O CHW B. Melton D. Drago -4% 45% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR S. Northey T. John 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR L. Alcaraz T. John 1% 49% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Foy T. John 1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- CHW E. Herrmann D. Drago 4% 54% Single to CF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O CHW B. Christian D. Drago -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 1 1-- O CHW B. Spence D. Drago -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B; Christian to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- O CHW B. Knoop D. Drago -3% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Tommy John facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR L. Piniella T. John -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O KCR C. Harrison T. John 3% 45% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b2 0-0 1 1-- O KCR J. Adair T. John 3% 48% Lineout: CF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR B. Oliver T. John 2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O CHW T. John D. Drago -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O CHW A. Bravo D. Drago -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- CHW L. Aparicio D. Drago 1% 47% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t3 0-0 2 1-- O CHW W. Williams D. Drago -2% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Tommy John facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Healy T. John 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 1 --- KCR D. Drago T. John -3% 44% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b3 0-0 1 1-- O KCR S. Northey T. John 3% 47% Single to RF; Drago out at 3B/RF-3B
b3 0-0 2 1-- O KCR L. Alcaraz T. John 3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- CHW B. Melton D. Drago 4% 54% Single to LF
t4 0-0 0 1-- RR CHW E. Herrmann D. Drago 20% 75% Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Melton Scores
t4 2-0 0 --- CHW B. Christian D. Drago 3% 77% Walk
t4 2-0 0 1-- CHW B. Spence D. Drago 8% 85% Double to RF; Christian to 3B
t4 2-0 0 -23 RO CHW B. Knoop D. Drago -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B; Christian Scores; Spence stays at 2B
t4 3-0 1 -2- O CHW T. John D. Drago -2% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B; Spence to 3B
t4 3-0 2 --3 O CHW A. Bravo D. Drago -2% 81% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Tommy John facing 3-4-5
b4 0-3 0 --- O KCR J. Foy T. John 2% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-3 1 --- KCR L. Piniella T. John -3% 80% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b4 0-3 1 1-- O KCR C. Harrison T. John 3% 83% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 0-3 2 1-- KCR J. Adair T. John -2% 81% Walk; Piniella to 2B
b4 0-3 2 12- O KCR B. Oliver T. John 4% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 2-3-4
t5 3-0 0 --- CHW L. Aparicio D. Drago 2% 87% Single to CF
t5 3-0 0 1-- O CHW W. Williams D. Drago -2% 85% Flyball: CF
t5 3-0 1 1-- CHW B. Melton D. Drago 3% 89% Single to LF; Aparicio to 3B/Adv on E7
t5 3-0 1 1-3 O CHW E. Herrmann D. Drago -4% 85% Fielder's Choice 3B; Aparicio out at Hm/3B-C-3B; Melton to 2B; Herrmann to 1B
t5 3-0 2 12- CHW B. Christian D. Drago 1% 86% Walk; Melton to 3B; Herrmann to 2B
t5 3-0 2 123 O CHW B. Spence D. Drago -3% 83% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Tommy John facing 8-9-1
b5 0-3 0 --- KCR F. Healy T. John -7% 76% Double to RF
Buck Martinez pinch hits for Dick Drago (P) batting 9th
b5 0-3 0 -2- O KCR B. Martinez T. John 5% 81% Popfly: SS
b5 0-3 1 -2- OO KCR S. Northey T. John 7% 88% Double Play: Fielder's Choice P; Healy out at 3B/P-SS-3B; Northey out at 1B/3B-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Jerry Cram facing 8-9-1
Jerry Cram replaces Fran Healy (C) pitching and batting 8th
Buck Martinez moves from PH to C
t6 3-0 0 --- O CHW B. Knoop J. Cram -1% 87% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 3-0 1 --- CHW T. John J. Cram 1% 88% Single to LF
t6 3-0 1 1-- O CHW A. Bravo J. Cram -1% 87% Flyball: LF
t6 3-0 2 1-- CHW L. Aparicio J. Cram 1% 88% Walk; John to 2B
t6 3-0 2 12- RO CHW W. Williams J. Cram 4% 92% Single to LF; John Scores; Aparicio out at 3B/LF-3B-C-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, White Sox' Tommy John facing 2-3-4
b6 0-4 0 --- O KCR L. Alcaraz T. John 2% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-4 1 --- O KCR J. Foy T. John 1% 94% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b6 0-4 2 --- O KCR L. Piniella T. John 1% 95% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Jerry Cram facing 4-5-6
t7 4-0 0 --- O CHW B. Melton J. Cram -0% 95% Popfly: 2B
t7 4-0 1 --- CHW E. Herrmann J. Cram 0% 95% Walk
t7 4-0 1 1-- CHW B. Christian J. Cram 1% 96% Single to SS; Herrmann to 3B
t7 4-0 1 1-3 R CHW B. Spence J. Cram 1% 98% Christian Steals 2B; Herrmann Scores/Adv on E2 (throw)/No RBI/unER
t7 5-0 1 -2- O CHW B. Spence J. Cram -0% 97% Strikeout
t7 5-0 2 -2- O CHW B. Knoop J. Cram -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. White Sox 5, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, White Sox' Tommy John facing 5-6-7
b7 0-5 0 --- O KCR C. Harrison T. John 1% 98% Flyball: CF
b7 0-5 1 --- KCR J. Adair T. John -1% 97% Single to CF
b7 0-5 1 1-- OO KCR B. Oliver T. John 2% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 5, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Steve Jones facing 9-1-2
Steve Jones replaces Bob Oliver (RF) pitching and batting 7th
Paul Schaal replaces Jerry Cram (P) playing 3B batting 8th
Joe Foy moves from 3B to RF
t8 5-0 0 --- CHW T. John S. Jones 0% 99% Single to LF
t8 5-0 0 1-- CHW A. Bravo S. Jones 0% 99% Walk; John to 2B
t8 5-0 0 12- O CHW L. Aparicio S. Jones 0% 99% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; John to 3B; Bravo to 2B
t8 5-0 1 -23 RRO CHW W. Williams S. Jones 1% 100% Single to LF; John Scores; Bravo Scores; Williams out at 2B/LF-3B-2B
t8 7-0 2 --- O CHW B. Melton S. Jones -0% 100% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-7, White Sox' Tommy John facing 8-9-1
b8 0-7 0 --- O KCR P. Schaal T. John 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 0-7 1 --- O KCR B. Martinez T. John 0% 100% Strikeout
b8 0-7 2 --- KCR S. Northey T. John -0% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b8 0-7 2 1-- O KCR L. Alcaraz T. John 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 7-0, Royals' Don O'Riley facing 5-6-7
Don O'Riley replaces Steve Jones pitching and batting 7th
t9 7-0 0 --- O CHW E. Herrmann D. O'Riley -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 7-0 1 --- O CHW B. Christian D. O'Riley -0% 100% Lineout: 1B
t9 7-0 2 --- O CHW B. Spence D. O'Riley 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-7, White Sox' Tommy John facing 3-4-5
b9 0-7 0 --- O KCR J. Foy T. John 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b9 0-7 1 --- KCR L. Piniella T. John -0% 100% Single to 3B/Bunt
b9 0-7 1 1-- KCR C. Harrison T. John -0% 100% Single to LF; Piniella to 2B
b9 0-7 1 12- OO KCR J. Adair T. John 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 0.

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