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OAK
@CAL
2
3
BAL
@CLE
5
6
 
(10)
BAL
@CLE
4
3
BOS
@DET
1
3
TEX
@KCR
3
0
CHW
@MIN
5
4
MIL
@NYY
3
2
LAD
@ATL
6
5
PHI
@CHC
11
1
HOU
@CIN
1
6
NYM
@MON
5
2
NYM
@MON
4
3
 
(12)
STL
@PIT
2
6
SDP
@SFG
4
7
Tuesday, October 3, 1972,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 6,075, Time of Game: 2:31
Rangers
3
54-99
 Won 2 
6th, 37½ GB
at Royals
0
75-78
 Lost 3 
4th, 16½ GB
W: Mike Paul (8-9)
L: Steve Busby (3-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  1  0   0  1  0   0  0  1    3  8  1
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  8  0

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Nelson CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .227 .322 .284 .605 -0.077 0.83 0.000 -0.077 -0.8 1 0
Toby Harrah SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .262 .320 .324 .644 0.082 0.72 0.114 -0.032 0.5 1 4
Larry Biittner 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .262 .316 .339 .654 0.005 0.44 0.027 -0.022 0.0 10 0
Ted Ford RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .233 .296 .381 .677 -0.072 0.72 0.000 -0.072 -0.8 3 0
Dick Billings LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .255 .298 .324 .622 -0.027 0.48 0.016 -0.043 0.2 1 0 SB
Bill Fahey C 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .172 .256 .216 .471 0.086 0.60 0.092 -0.006 1.5 9 0 2·SB
Jim Mason 3B 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .199 .244 .219 .463 0.075 0.81 0.122 -0.047 0.1 0 2 2B
Vic Harris 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .142 .195 .180 .375 -0.002 0.62 0.036 -0.037 -0.4 1 5
Mike Paul P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .184 .229 .413 -0.045 1.40 0.000 -0.045 -0.5 1 1 SH
   Bill Gogolewski P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .125 .167 .125 .292 -0.009 0.17 0.000 -0.009 -0.4 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 1 8 36 .235 .257 .265 .522 0.016 0.66 0.407 -0.390 -0.5 27 12
2B: J Mason (3, off S Busby).
SH: M Paul (3, off S Busby).
TB: B Fahey 3; J Mason 2; L Biittner; V Harris; D Billings; T Harrah.
RBI: J Mason (10); T Harrah (31); B Fahey (10).
2-out RBI: T Harrah.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 3. T Harrah-V Harris-L Biittner; V Harris-T Harrah-L Biittner; M Paul-L Biittner.
E: D Nelson (22).
Baserunning
SB: B Fahey 2 (4, 2nd base off S Busby/C Taylor 2); D Billings (1, 2nd base off D Drago/J May).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Paul Schaal 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .225 .322 .325 .647 -0.065 0.98 0.015 -0.080 -0.5 0 2
Amos Otis CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .293 .353 .414 .767 0.057 0.81 0.091 -0.034 0.4 0 0 2B
Richie Scheinblum RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .300 .383 .418 .800 -0.021 1.51 0.034 -0.055 -0.1 2 0
   Jerry May C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .190 .277 .276 .553 -0.012 0.50 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 4 0
John Mayberry 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .298 .393 .506 .899 -0.123 2.00 0.045 -0.168 -0.8 14 0
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 3 0 0 1 4 .310 .354 .440 .793 0.164 1.32 0.185 -0.021 1.2 2 0
Carl Taylor C-RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .265 .361 .301 .662 0.194 1.94 0.272 -0.078 1.1 5 0
Cookie Rojas 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .261 .315 .331 .646 -0.104 2.32 0.110 -0.214 -0.7 0 3 GDP
Freddie Patek SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .214 .282 .278 .560 -0.100 2.47 0.023 -0.123 -0.8 0 6 HBP
   Joe Keough PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .219 .324 .250 .574 -0.009 0.36 0.000 -0.009 -0.1
Steve Busby P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .200 .267 .467 -0.228 2.38 0.000 -0.228 -1.5 0 0
   Jim Wohlford PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .333 .708 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Steve Hovley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264 .344 .347 .691 -0.234 4.73 0.000 -0.234 -1.4 GDP
   Dick Drago P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .059 .169 .059 .228 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ed Kirkpatrick PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .272 .364 .394 .758 -0.003 0.11 0.000 -0.003 -0.1
Team Totals 32 0 8 0 3 8 36 .250 .333 .281 .615 -0.484 1.67 0.775 -1.259 -3.5 27 11
2B: A Otis (28, off M Paul).
HBP: F Patek (3, by M Paul).
TB: A Otis 3; L Piniella 3; C Taylor; C Rojas; P Schaal.
GIDP: S Hovley (2); C Rojas (17).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
PB: C Taylor (4).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Paul, W (8-9) 5.1 8 0 0 3 5 0 2.17 26 54 0.090 1.86 0.9
Bill Gogolewski, S (2) 3.2 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.24 10 3 0 0.393 1.15 2.6
Team Totals 9 8 0 0 3 8 0 0.00 36 54 3 0 0.483 1.67 3.5

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Busby, L (3-1) 6 6 2 2 0 4 0 1.58 24 56 -0.030 0.85 0.3
Dick Drago 3 2 1 1 1 4 0 3.01 12 0 0 0.013 0.25 0.1
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 1 8 0 3.00 36 56 0 0 -0.017 0.66 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Paul (2; F Patek).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Hank Soar, 1B - Jim Odom, 2B - Don Denkinger, 3B - Hank Morgenweck.
Time of Game: 2:31.
Attendance: 6,075.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 4mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Kansas City Royals
1 Dave Nelson CF 1 Paul Schaal 3B
2 Toby Harrah SS 2 Amos Otis CF
3 Larry Biittner 1B 3 Richie Scheinblum RF
4 Ted Ford RF 4 John Mayberry 1B
5 Dick Billings LF 5 Lou Piniella LF
6 Bill Fahey C 6 Carl Taylor C
7 Jim Mason 3B 7 Cookie Rojas 2B
8 Vic Harris 2B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Mike Paul P 9 Steve Busby P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 0-2 1 123 OO KCR S. Hovley B. Gogolewski 23% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 0-1 1 123 OO KCR S. Busby M. Paul 21% 67% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B
b6 0-2 0 1-- KCR C. Taylor M. Paul -19% 55% Single to CF; Piniella to 3B/Adv on E8; Taylor to 2B/Adv on throw
t2 0-0 1 -2- R TEX J. Mason S. Busby 12% 65% Double to CF; Fahey Scores
t5 1-0 2 --3 R TEX T. Harrah S. Busby 11% 78% Single to LF; Harris Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TEX D. Nelson S. Busby -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O TEX T. Harrah S. Busby -1% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- TEX L. Biittner S. Busby 1% 48% Single to CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- TEX T. Ford S. Busby 1% 49% Passed Ball; Biittner to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O TEX T. Ford S. Busby -3% 46% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Mike Paul facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR P. Schaal M. Paul 2% 48% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Paul 1% 49% Lineout: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR R. Scheinblum M. Paul 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O TEX D. Billings S. Busby -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- TEX B. Fahey S. Busby 3% 50% Single to RF
t2 0-0 1 1-- TEX J. Mason S. Busby 2% 52% Fahey Steals 2B
t2 0-0 1 -2- R TEX J. Mason S. Busby 12% 65% Double to CF; Fahey Scores
t2 1-0 1 -2- O TEX V. Harris S. Busby -3% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B; Mason to 3B
t2 1-0 2 --3 O TEX M. Paul S. Busby -3% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Mike Paul facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- KCR J. Mayberry M. Paul -4% 54% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-- KCR L. Piniella M. Paul -7% 47% Single to CF; Mayberry to 2B
b2 0-1 0 12- O KCR C. Taylor M. Paul 7% 54% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 12- OO KCR C. Rojas M. Paul 10% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- O TEX D. Nelson S. Busby -2% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- O TEX T. Harrah S. Busby -1% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- O TEX L. Biittner S. Busby -1% 60% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Mike Paul facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Paul 3% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O KCR S. Busby M. Paul 2% 64% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 --- KCR P. Schaal M. Paul -1% 62% Single to LF
b3 0-1 2 1-- KCR A. Otis M. Paul -3% 59% Single to CF; Schaal to 3B
b3 0-1 2 1-3 KCR R. Scheinblum M. Paul -3% 56% Walk; Otis to 2B
b3 0-1 2 123 O KCR J. Mayberry M. Paul 9% 65% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O TEX T. Ford S. Busby -2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- O TEX D. Billings S. Busby -1% 62% Flyball: RF
t4 1-0 2 --- TEX B. Fahey S. Busby 1% 63% Single to CF
t4 1-0 2 1-- TEX J. Mason S. Busby 1% 64% Fahey Steals 2B
t4 1-0 2 -2- O TEX J. Mason S. Busby -3% 61% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Mike Paul facing 5-6-7
b4 0-1 0 --- KCR L. Piniella M. Paul -5% 55% Single to LF
b4 0-1 0 1-- KCR C. Taylor M. Paul -8% 47% Walk; Piniella to 2B
b4 0-1 0 12- KCR C. Rojas M. Paul -11% 36% Single to 3B/Bunt; Piniella to 3B; Taylor to 2B
b4 0-1 0 123 O KCR F. Patek M. Paul 10% 46% Groundout: SS-C/Forceout at Hm; Taylor to 3B; Rojas to 2B
b4 0-1 1 123 OO KCR S. Busby M. Paul 21% 67% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- TEX V. Harris S. Busby 4% 70% Single to P/Bunt
t5 1-0 0 1-- O TEX M. Paul S. Busby -1% 69% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Harris to 2B
t5 1-0 1 -2- O TEX D. Nelson S. Busby -3% 66% Groundout: SS-1B; Harris to 3B
t5 1-0 2 --3 R TEX T. Harrah S. Busby 11% 78% Single to LF; Harris Scores
t5 2-0 2 1-- O TEX L. Biittner S. Busby -1% 76% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' Mike Paul facing 1-2-3
b5 0-2 0 --- O KCR P. Schaal M. Paul 3% 79% Flyball: LF
b5 0-2 1 --- KCR A. Otis M. Paul -6% 73% Double to LF
b5 0-2 1 -2- O KCR R. Scheinblum M. Paul 5% 78% Strikeout
b5 0-2 2 -2- O KCR J. Mayberry M. Paul 4% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
t6 2-0 0 --- O TEX T. Ford S. Busby -1% 81% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 2-0 1 --- O TEX D. Billings S. Busby -1% 80% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-0 2 --- O TEX B. Fahey S. Busby -1% 79% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' Mike Paul facing 5-6-7
b6 0-2 0 --- KCR L. Piniella M. Paul -6% 73% Single to LF
b6 0-2 0 1-- KCR C. Taylor M. Paul -19% 55% Single to CF; Piniella to 3B/Adv on E8; Taylor to 2B/Adv on throw
b6 0-2 0 -23 O KCR C. Rojas M. Paul 10% 64% Strikeout
b6 0-2 1 -23 KCR F. Patek M. Paul -2% 62% Hit By Pitch
Bill Gogolewski replaces Mike Paul pitching and batting 9th
Jim Wohlford pinch hits for Steve Busby (P) batting 9th
Steve Hovley pinch hits for Jim Wohlford batting 9th
b6 0-2 1 123 OO KCR S. Hovley B. Gogolewski 23% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 7-8-9
Dick Drago replaces Steve Hovley (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jerry May replaces Richie Scheinblum (RF) playing C batting 3rd
Carl Taylor moves from C to RF
t7 2-0 0 --- O TEX J. Mason D. Drago -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-0 1 --- O TEX V. Harris D. Drago -1% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 2-0 2 --- O TEX B. Gogolewski D. Drago -1% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' Bill Gogolewski facing 1-2-3
b7 0-2 0 --- O KCR P. Schaal B. Gogolewski 3% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 0-2 1 --- O KCR A. Otis B. Gogolewski 2% 88% Strikeout
b7 0-2 2 --- O KCR J. May B. Gogolewski 1% 90% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 1-2-3
t8 2-0 0 --- O TEX D. Nelson D. Drago -1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-0 1 --- O TEX T. Harrah D. Drago -1% 88% Flyball: RF
t8 2-0 2 --- TEX L. Biittner D. Drago 0% 89% Walk
t8 2-0 2 1-- O TEX T. Ford D. Drago -1% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' Bill Gogolewski facing 4-5-6
b8 0-2 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry B. Gogolewski 3% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 0-2 1 --- O KCR L. Piniella B. Gogolewski 2% 93% Strikeout Looking
b8 0-2 2 --- O KCR C. Taylor B. Gogolewski 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 5-6-7
t9 2-0 0 --- TEX D. Billings D. Drago 1% 95% Single to LF
t9 2-0 0 1-- TEX B. Fahey D. Drago 1% 96% Billings Steals 2B
t9 2-0 0 -2- R TEX B. Fahey D. Drago 2% 98% Single to RF; Billings Scores; Fahey to 2B/Adv on throw
t9 3-0 0 -2- O TEX J. Mason D. Drago -0% 98% Strikeout
t9 3-0 1 -2- O TEX V. Harris D. Drago -0% 98% Foul Flyball: LF
t9 3-0 2 -2- O TEX B. Gogolewski D. Drago -0% 97% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Rangers' Bill Gogolewski facing 7-8-9
b9 0-3 0 --- O KCR C. Rojas B. Gogolewski 2% 99% Flyball: RF
Joe Keough pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 8th
b9 0-3 1 --- O KCR J. Keough B. Gogolewski 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
Ed Kirkpatrick pinch hits for Dick Drago (P) batting 9th
b9 0-3 2 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick B. Gogolewski 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Royals 0.

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