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Series
Results
NYY
@KCR
4
1
NYY
@KCR
3
7
KCR
@NYY
3
5
KCR
@NYY
7
4
KCR
@NYY
6
7
Saturday, October 9, 1976, 12:00PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 41,077, Time of Game: 2:09
Yankees
4
at Royals
1
L: Larry Gura (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    4 12  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  5  2
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers CF 5 2 2 0 0 1 .400 .800 0.023 0.67 0.074 -0.052 0.2 0 0
Roy White LF 4 0 1 2 1 0 .250 .900 0.117 0.80 0.156 -0.039 1.7 4 0 2B
Thurman Munson C 5 1 1 0 0 0 .200 .400 0.039 0.71 0.076 -0.038 0.0 5 2
Lou Piniella DH 4 0 2 0 0 1 .500 1.000 -0.058 0.81 0.018 -0.076 -0.7
Chris Chambliss 1B 4 0 2 1 0 1 .500 1.500 0.102 1.04 0.119 -0.017 1.0 7 0 3B
Graig Nettles 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.091 0.88 0.000 -0.091 -1.3 3 3
Elliott Maddox RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 -0.030 0.58 0.016 -0.047 -0.4 4 0
Willie Randolph 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.068 0.55 0.000 -0.068 -0.9 2 2 GDP
Fred Stanley SS 4 1 3 0 0 0 .750 1.750 0.021 0.36 0.035 -0.014 0.2 2 1 2B
Catfish Hunter P 0 2
Team Totals 38 4 12 3 1 4 .316 .754 0.055 0.71 0.494 -0.442 -0.1 27 10
2B: F Stanley (1, off L Gura); R White (1, off L Gura).
3B: C Chambliss (1, off L Gura).
TB: F Stanley 4; C Chambliss 4; R White 2; L Piniella 2; M Rivers 2; E Maddox; T Munson.
GIDP: W Randolph (1).
RBI: R White 2 (2); C Chambliss (1).
2-out RBI: R White 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 9.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Amos Otis CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.022 0.91 0.000 -0.022 -0.2 0 0
   Jim Wohlford LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.075 1.01 0.000 -0.075 -0.6 2 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 3 0 0 0 .750 1.500 0.020 0.83 0.086 -0.066 0.1 1 3 CS
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.081 0.83 0.000 -0.081 -0.7
John Mayberry 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.090 1.16 0.000 -0.090 -0.6 10 0
Al Cowens RF-CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 0.107 1.04 0.143 -0.036 0.6 3 0 3B
Tom Poquette LF-RF 3 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 -0.088 1.20 0.000 -0.088 -0.3 4 0
Frank White 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.059 1.20 0.000 -0.059 -0.4 2 3
   Cookie Rojas PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.043 1.79 0.000 -0.043 -0.1 0 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 -0.069 1.30 0.035 -0.104 -0.4 1 3 CS
Buck Martinez C 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.025 0.49 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 4 0
   Jamie Quirk PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   John Wathan C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Stinson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.020 0.82 0.000 -0.020 -0.2
Larry Gura P 0 0
   Mark Littell P 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 5 1 0 5 .167 .400 -0.445 1.02 0.264 -0.709 -3.1 27 9
3B: A Cowens (1, off C Hunter).
TB: A Cowens 3; G Brett 3; F Patek.
RBI: T Poquette (1).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Brett-F White-J Mayberry.
E: G Brett 2 (2).
Baserunning
CS: G Brett (1, 2nd base by C Hunter/T Munson); F Patek (1, 2nd base by C Hunter/T Munson).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Catfish Hunter, W (1-0) 9 5 1 1 0 5 0 1.00 30 78 0.446 1.02 3.1
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 0 5 0 1.00 30 78 0.446 1.02 3.1

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, L (0-1) 8.2 12 4 3 1 4 0 3.12 38 49 -0.059 0.73 -0.2
Mark Littell 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0.005 0.19 0.3
Team Totals 9 12 4 3 1 4 0 3.00 39 49 1 0 -0.054 0.71 0.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Brinkman, 1B - Larry Barnett, 2B - George Maloney, 3B - Bill Haller, LF - Art Frantz, RF - Larry McCoy.
Time of Game: 2:09.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 63° F.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Kansas City Royals
1 Mickey Rivers CF 1 Amos Otis CF
2 Roy White LF 2 George Brett 3B
3 Thurman Munson C 3 Hal McRae DH
4 Lou Piniella DH 4 John Mayberry 1B
5 Chris Chambliss 1B 5 Al Cowens RF
6 Graig Nettles 3B 6 Tom Poquette LF
7 Elliott Maddox RF 7 Frank White 2B
8 Willie Randolph 2B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Fred Stanley SS 9 Buck Martinez C
Catfish Hunter P Larry Gura P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 0-2 0 --- KCR A. Cowens C. Hunter -14% 71% Triple to RF
t9 2-1 2 12- RR NYY R. White L. Gura 13% 97% Double to LF; Stanley Scores; Rivers Scores
t1 0-0 1 123 RRO NYY C. Chambliss L. Gura 9% 69% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B; Rivers Scores; Munson Scores/Adv on E5 (throw)/unER; Chambliss to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- NYY T. Munson L. Gura 8% 67% Single to CF; Rivers to 3B; White to 2B
t1 0-0 0 123 O NYY L. Piniella L. Gura -7% 60% Strikeout

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' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYY M. Rivers L. Gura 6% 56% Single to 3B; Rivers to 2B/Adv on E5
t1 0-0 0 -2- NYY R. White L. Gura 3% 59% Walk
t1 0-0 0 12- NYY T. Munson L. Gura 8% 67% Single to CF; Rivers to 3B; White to 2B
t1 0-0 0 123 O NYY L. Piniella L. Gura -7% 60% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 123 RRO NYY C. Chambliss L. Gura 9% 69% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B; Rivers Scores; Munson Scores/Adv on E5 (throw)/unER; Chambliss to 2B
t1 2-0 2 -2- O NYY G. Nettles L. Gura -2% 67% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O KCR A. Otis C. Hunter 2% 69% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- O KCR G. Brett C. Hunter 2% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-2 2 --- O KCR H. McRae C. Hunter 1% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
Jim Wohlford replaces Amos Otis (CF) playing LF batting 1st
Al Cowens moves from RF to CF
Tom Poquette moves from LF to RF
t2 2-0 0 --- O NYY E. Maddox L. Gura -2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 2-0 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph L. Gura -1% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 2-0 2 --- NYY F. Stanley L. Gura 1% 69% Single to RF
t2 2-0 2 1-- O NYY M. Rivers L. Gura -2% 68% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry C. Hunter 2% 70% Flyball: LF
b2 0-2 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens C. Hunter 2% 72% Popfly: 2B
b2 0-2 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette C. Hunter 1% 73% Groundout: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O NYY R. White L. Gura -2% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- O NYY T. Munson L. Gura -1% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- NYY L. Piniella L. Gura 1% 71% Single to LF
t3 2-0 2 1-- NYY C. Chambliss L. Gura 1% 72% Single to CF; Piniella to 2B
t3 2-0 2 12- O NYY G. Nettles L. Gura -3% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- O KCR F. White C. Hunter 3% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- O KCR F. Patek C. Hunter 2% 74% Lineout: LF
b3 0-2 2 --- O KCR B. Martinez C. Hunter 1% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- O NYY E. Maddox L. Gura -2% 73% Flyball: RF
t4 2-0 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph L. Gura -1% 72% Lineout: LF
t4 2-0 2 --- NYY F. Stanley L. Gura 2% 74% Double to LF
t4 2-0 2 -2- O NYY M. Rivers L. Gura -3% 71% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 1-2-3
b4 0-2 0 --- O KCR J. Wohlford C. Hunter 3% 74% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-2 1 --- KCR G. Brett C. Hunter -3% 71% Single to CF
b4 0-2 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae C. Hunter 5% 76% Brett Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b4 0-2 2 --- O KCR H. McRae C. Hunter 1% 77% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
t5 2-0 0 --- O NYY R. White L. Gura -2% 75% Flyball: RF
t5 2-0 1 --- O NYY T. Munson L. Gura -1% 74% Popfly: 1B
t5 2-0 2 --- NYY L. Piniella L. Gura 1% 75% Single to LF
t5 2-0 2 1-- O NYY C. Chambliss L. Gura -2% 73% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 4-5-6
b5 0-2 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry C. Hunter 3% 76% Flyball: RF
b5 0-2 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens C. Hunter 2% 78% Flyball: RF
b5 0-2 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette C. Hunter 1% 80% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
t6 2-0 0 --- O NYY G. Nettles L. Gura -2% 78% Flyball: LF
t6 2-0 1 --- NYY E. Maddox L. Gura 2% 80% Single to LF
t6 2-0 1 1-- OO NYY W. Randolph L. Gura -3% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 7-8-9
b6 0-2 0 --- O KCR F. White C. Hunter 3% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-2 1 --- O KCR F. Patek C. Hunter 2% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-2 2 --- O KCR B. Martinez C. Hunter 1% 83% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
t7 2-0 0 --- O NYY F. Stanley L. Gura -1% 82% Popfly: 2B
t7 2-0 1 --- O NYY M. Rivers L. Gura -1% 81% Foul Popfly: 1B
t7 2-0 2 --- O NYY R. White L. Gura -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 1-2-3
b7 0-2 0 --- O KCR J. Wohlford C. Hunter 4% 84% Flyball: RF
b7 0-2 1 --- KCR G. Brett C. Hunter -4% 80% Single to LF
b7 0-2 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae C. Hunter 5% 84% Popfly: 2B
b7 0-2 2 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry C. Hunter 4% 88% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 3-4-5
t8 2-0 0 --- O NYY T. Munson L. Gura -1% 87% Lineout: SS
t8 2-0 1 --- O NYY L. Piniella L. Gura -1% 86% Flyball: RF
t8 2-0 2 --- NYY C. Chambliss L. Gura 2% 87% Triple to RF
t8 2-0 2 --3 O NYY G. Nettles L. Gura -2% 85% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 5-6-7
b8 0-2 0 --- KCR A. Cowens C. Hunter -14% 71% Triple to RF
b8 0-2 0 --3 RO KCR T. Poquette C. Hunter 7% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B; Cowens Scores
Cookie Rojas pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 7th
b8 1-2 1 --- O KCR C. Rojas C. Hunter 4% 82% Foul Popfly: 3B
b8 1-2 2 --- KCR F. Patek C. Hunter -4% 78% Single to LF
Jamie Quirk pinch hits for Buck Martinez (C) batting 9th
b8 1-2 2 1-- O KCR J. Quirk C. Hunter 7% 85% Patek Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
John Wathan replaces Jamie Quirk (PH) playing C batting 9th
Cookie Rojas moves from PH to 2B
t9 2-1 0 --- O NYY E. Maddox L. Gura -1% 83% Flyball: CF
t9 2-1 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph L. Gura -1% 82% Flyball: CF
t9 2-1 2 --- NYY F. Stanley L. Gura 1% 83% Single to RF
t9 2-1 2 1-- NYY M. Rivers L. Gura 1% 84% Single to SS; Stanley to 2B
t9 2-1 2 12- RR NYY R. White L. Gura 13% 97% Double to LF; Stanley Scores; Rivers Scores
Mark Littell replaces Larry Gura pitching
t9 4-1 2 -2- O NYY T. Munson M. Littell -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 9-1-2
Bob Stinson pinch hits for John Wathan (C) batting 9th
b9 1-4 0 --- O KCR B. Stinson C. Hunter 2% 99% Flyball: LF
b9 1-4 1 --- O KCR J. Wohlford C. Hunter 1% 100% Flyball: RF
b9 1-4 2 --- KCR G. Brett C. Hunter -1% 99% Single to LF
b9 1-4 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae C. Hunter 1% 100% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Royals 1.

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