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Series
Results
NYY
@KCR
2
7
NYY
@KCR
2
3
KCR
@NYY
4
2
Thursday, October 9, 1980, 7:25PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 42,633, Time of Game: 2:51
Yankees
2
at Royals
3
L: Rudy May (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  8  0
Royals          0  0  3   0  0  0   0  0  X    3  6  0
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Randolph 2B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .444 .444 .667 1.111 0.144 1.03 0.184 -0.040 1.0 1 1 2B
Bobby Murcer DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.143 1.40 0.000 -0.143 -0.9
Bob Watson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .375 .375 .625 1.000 -0.128 1.20 0.000 -0.128 -0.8 6 2 2B
Reggie Jackson RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.112 1.36 0.153 -0.041 0.4 2 0
Oscar Gamble LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.168 1.79 0.000 -0.168 -0.9 1 0
Rick Cerone C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .375 .375 .750 1.125 0.080 1.93 0.147 -0.067 0.3 4 1
Graig Nettles 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .250 .250 1.000 1.250 -0.279 2.50 0.079 -0.359 -0.6 0 1 HR,GDP
Bucky Dent SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .286 .286 .286 .571 -0.085 1.11 0.000 -0.085 -0.7 3 2
Bobby Brown CF 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .000 .143 .000 .143 -0.064 1.21 0.016 -0.080 -0.3 5 0
Rudy May P 2 2
Team Totals 33 2 8 2 1 8 34 .242 .265 .394 .659 -0.531 1.52 0.579 -1.111 -2.5 24 9
2B: W Randolph (2, off D Leonard); B Watson (2, off D Leonard).
HR: G Nettles (1, off D Leonard, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: G Nettles 4; W Randolph 3; B Watson 2; R Jackson 2; R Cerone 2.
GIDP: G Nettles (1).
RBI: G Nettles (1); W Randolph (1).
2-out RBI: W Randolph.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson LF 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .250 .333 .625 .958 0.172 1.11 0.218 -0.046 1.6 2 1 3B
U.L. Washington SS 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .286 .444 .429 .873 0.032 0.79 0.068 -0.036 0.6 3 1 2B
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286 .375 .857 1.232 -0.082 0.79 0.000 -0.082 -1.1 0 3
Hal McRae DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.035 0.72 0.037 -0.072 -0.6 CS
Amos Otis CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .375 .375 .500 .875 -0.019 0.72 0.034 -0.053 -0.3 3 0 SB
John Wathan RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .429 .000 .429 -0.063 0.87 0.000 -0.063 -0.8 3 0
   Clint Hurdle RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Willie Aikens 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.064 0.79 0.000 -0.064 -0.7 7 0
Darrell Porter C 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.013 0.77 0.027 -0.040 -0.2 8 1
Frank White 2B 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .714 .714 .857 1.571 0.044 0.83 0.059 -0.016 0.5 1 2
Dennis Leonard P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 29 3 6 3 3 4 32 .207 .281 .310 .592 -0.028 0.82 0.443 -0.472 -1.0 27 8
2B: U Washington (1, off R May).
3B: W Wilson (1, off R May).
TB: W Wilson 3; U Washington 2; F White 2; A Otis; D Porter.
RBI: W Wilson 2 (4); U Washington (1).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. F White-U Washington-W Aikens.
Outfield Assists: W Wilson (W Randolph at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: A Otis (2, 2nd base off R May/R Cerone).
CS: H McRae (2, 2nd base by R May/R Cerone).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rudy May, L (0-1) 8 6 3 3 3 4 0 3.38 32 59 0.030 0.82 1.0
Team Totals 8 6 3 3 3 4 0 3.38 32 59 0.030 0.82 1.0

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (1-0) 8 7 2 2 1 8 1 2.25 31 67 0.252 1.20 1.6
Dan Quisenberry, S (1) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 1 0 0.278 4.86 0.9
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 1 8 1 2.00 34 67 1 0 0.530 1.52 2.5
D Leonard faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Brinkman, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Bill Haller, 3B - Ken Kaiser, LF - George Maloney, RF - Steve Palermo.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: 42,633.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 83° F, Wind 5mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Kansas City Royals
1 Willie Randolph 2B 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Bobby Murcer DH 2 U.L. Washington SS
3 Bob Watson 1B 3 George Brett 3B
4 Reggie Jackson RF 4 Hal McRae DH
5 Oscar Gamble LF 5 Amos Otis CF
6 Rick Cerone C 6 John Wathan RF
7 Graig Nettles 3B 7 Willie Aikens 1B
8 Bucky Dent SS 8 Darrell Porter C
9 Bobby Brown CF 9 Frank White 2B
Rudy May P Dennis Leonard P

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 2-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO NYY G. Nettles D. Quisenberry 28% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  RR KCR W. Wilson R. May 21% 80% Triple to RF (Ground Ball); Porter Scores; White Scores
t5 1-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  R NYY W. Randolph D. Leonard -12% 66% Double to RF; Brown Scores
t9 2-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  NYY R. Jackson D. Leonard -12% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t9 2-3 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  NYY R. Cerone D. Quisenberry -11% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive); Jackson to 2B

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' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYY W. Randolph D. Leonard 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYY B. Murcer D. Leonard 2% 54% Lineout: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O NYY B. Watson D. Leonard 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Rudy May facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR W. Wilson R. May -2% 53% Lineout: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR U. Washington R. May -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR G. Brett R. May -1% 50% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  NYY R. Jackson D. Leonard -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O NYY O. Gamble D. Leonard 4% 50% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  NYY R. Cerone D. Leonard -4% 46% Single to LF (Line Drive); Jackson to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O NYY G. Nettles D. Leonard 5% 51% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O NYY B. Dent D. Leonard 4% 55% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Rudy May facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR H. McRae R. May 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Otis R. May -3% 55% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Wathan R. May -3% 52% Foul Flyball: 1B
b2 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Aikens R. May -2% 50% McRae Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY B. Brown D. Leonard 3% 53% Flyball: SS
t3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYY W. Randolph D. Leonard 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYY B. Murcer D. Leonard 1% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Rudy May facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR W. Aikens R. May -3% 53% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. Porter R. May 3% 56% Single to RF
b3 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR F. White R. May 4% 60% Single to RF; Porter to 2B
b3 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  RR KCR W. Wilson R. May 21% 80% Triple to RF (Ground Ball); Porter Scores; White Scores
b3 2-0 1 --3 2,(0-1)  R KCR U. Washington R. May 5% 85% Double to CF; Wilson Scores
b3 3-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR G. Brett R. May -2% 83% Flyball: CF
b3 3-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR H. McRae R. May -2% 82% Lineout: CF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
t4 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY B. Watson D. Leonard 2% 84% Flyball: RF
t4 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY R. Jackson D. Leonard 1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O NYY O. Gamble D. Leonard 1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Rudy May facing 5-6-7
b4 3-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Otis R. May -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b4 3-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Wathan R. May -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 3-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR W. Aikens R. May -1% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
t5 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY R. Cerone D. Leonard 2% 86% Flyball: CF
t5 0-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R NYY G. Nettles D. Leonard -8% 78% Inside-the-park Home Run to RF
t5 1-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYY B. Dent D. Leonard 2% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  NYY B. Brown D. Leonard -2% 79% Walk
t5 1-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  R NYY W. Randolph D. Leonard -12% 66% Double to RF; Brown Scores
t5 2-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O NYY B. Murcer D. Leonard 5% 71% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Rudy May facing 8-9-1
b5 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Porter R. May -2% 69% Flyball: RF
b5 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR F. White R. May -2% 67% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
b5 3-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR W. Wilson R. May 1% 68% Walk
b5 3-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR U. Washington R. May 2% 70% Walk; Wilson to 2B
b5 3-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR G. Brett R. May -4% 66% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
t6 2-3 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O NYY B. Watson D. Leonard 4% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYY R. Jackson D. Leonard 3% 73% Flyball: LF
t6 2-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY O. Gamble D. Leonard 2% 74% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Rudy May facing 4-5-6
b6 3-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR H. McRae R. May -2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Otis R. May 2% 74% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b6 3-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Wathan R. May -3% 72% Flyball: RF
b6 3-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR W. Aikens R. May 1% 73% Otis Steals 2B
b6 3-2 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O KCR W. Aikens R. May -3% 69% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
Clint Hurdle replaces John Wathan playing RF batting 6th
t7 2-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O NYY R. Cerone D. Leonard 4% 74% Lineout: LF
t7 2-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O NYY G. Nettles D. Leonard 3% 77% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY B. Dent D. Leonard 2% 79% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Rudy May facing 8-9-1
b7 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Porter R. May -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR F. White R. May 2% 79% Single to LF
b7 3-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR W. Wilson R. May -2% 77% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 3-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR U. Washington R. May -2% 75% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t8 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY B. Brown D. Leonard 5% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  NYY W. Randolph D. Leonard -6% 74% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t8 2-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O NYY B. Murcer D. Leonard 7% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O NYY B. Watson D. Leonard 6% 87% Double to LF (Line Drive); Randolph out at Hm/LF-3B-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Rudy May facing 3-4-5
b8 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR G. Brett R. May -1% 85% Flyball: CF
b8 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR H. McRae R. May -1% 84% Flyball: CF
b8 3-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Otis R. May -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
t9 2-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  NYY R. Jackson D. Leonard -12% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive)
Dan Quisenberry replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
t9 2-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O NYY O. Gamble D. Quisenberry 11% 83% Flyball: 2B
t9 2-3 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  NYY R. Cerone D. Quisenberry -11% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive); Jackson to 2B
t9 2-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO NYY G. Nettles D. Quisenberry 28% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 3.

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