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Standings
CAL
@BAL
4
5
CLE
@CHW
6
7
SEP
@DET
2
7
BOS
@MIN
2
6
KCR
@NYY
3
5
OAK
@WSA
3
8
CHC
@ATL
8
4
STL
@CIN
5
7
PIT
@HOU
6
4
PHI
@LAD
1
4
MON
@SDP
2
5
MON
@SDP
6
1
NYM
@SFG
8
0
NYM
@SFG
2
3
 
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Sunday, August 31, 1969, 2:05PM
, Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 11,565, Time of Game: 2:28
Royals
3
52-78
 Lost 1 
4th, 26½ GB
at Yankees
5
65-66
 Won 1 
5th, 24½ GB
W: Fritz Peterson (14-13)
L: Bill Butler (7-9)
S: Jack Aker (11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    3  8  0
Yankees         0  0  2   0  0  2   1  0  X    5  9  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pat Kelly RF 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .277 .360 .407 .767 0.014 1.29 0.111 -0.097 0.0 3 0 2B
Juan Rios 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .224 .259 .276 .535 -0.092 0.78 0.000 -0.092 -0.9 1 1 GDP
   Ed Kirkpatrick PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .227 .340 .377 .717 -0.118 4.17 0.000 -0.118 -0.6 0 0
Mike Fiore 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .278 .419 .414 .833 0.075 0.95 0.118 -0.043 0.7 4 2
Lou Piniella LF 3 2 2 2 1 0 4 .290 .334 .448 .782 0.330 1.33 0.343 -0.014 2.4 6 0 HR,2B
Joe Foy CF-3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .257 .351 .354 .705 -0.088 1.36 0.035 -0.123 -0.6 4 1 GDP
Jerry Adair 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .242 .280 .296 .576 -0.154 1.18 0.000 -0.154 -1.4 0 1 GDP
Ellie Rodriguez C 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .252 .345 .316 .661 0.026 0.84 0.068 -0.042 0.3 4 0
Jackie Hernandez SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .229 .280 .297 .576 0.007 0.92 0.049 -0.042 -0.2 1 0
   Joe Keough PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .195 .264 .208 .472 0.075 1.94 0.075 0.000 0.4
Bill Butler P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .059 .111 .059 .170 -0.042 0.87 0.000 -0.042 -0.4 0 0
   Tom Burgmeier P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .176 .176 .176 .353 -0.054 2.35 0.000 -0.054 -0.3 1 0
   Hawk Taylor PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .271 .315 .424 .739 -0.083 3.81 0.000 -0.083 -0.4
Team Totals 33 3 8 2 4 5 37 .242 .324 .394 .718 -0.104 1.30 0.799 -0.904 -0.9 24 5
2B: L Piniella (20, off F Peterson); P Kelly (16, off J Aker).
HR: L Piniella (11, off F Peterson, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: L Piniella 6; P Kelly 3; E Rodriguez 2; J Keough; M Fiore.
GIDP: J Adair (19); J Foy (10); J Rios (6).
RBI: L Piniella 2 (57).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Foy-M Fiore-J Adair-M Fiore.
Outfield Assists: J Foy (R White at 2nd base).

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Horace Clarke 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .298 .351 .373 .724 0.045 1.13 0.126 -0.081 -0.2 6 3
Gene Michael SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .275 .344 .382 .727 -0.061 1.15 0.083 -0.144 -0.5 2 5 3B
Roy White LF 3 0 1 2 0 0 4 .294 .407 .450 .857 0.050 1.23 0.094 -0.044 0.3 0 0 SF
Frank Fernandez C 0 1 0 0 4 0 4 .235 .407 .448 .855 0.187 1.27 0.187 0.000 1.6 5 0
Bobby Murcer RF 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .257 .312 .434 .746 -0.104 1.98 0.000 -0.104 -1.3 1 0 SF
Ron Woods CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .190 .292 .274 .565 -0.037 1.30 0.033 -0.070 -0.5 3 0
Jerry Kenney 3B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .251 .322 .302 .624 0.119 1.38 0.139 -0.020 1.1 0 3
Len Boehmer 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .172 .243 .188 .430 0.093 1.88 0.161 -0.068 0.2 9 1
Fritz Peterson P 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 .077 .167 .123 .290 0.045 1.23 0.078 -0.033 0.4 0 1 2B
   Bill Robinson PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .171 .227 .282 .510 0.051 3.80 0.051 0.000 0.1
   Jack Aker P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .111 .200 .111 .311 0.007 0.26 0.007 0.000 0.4 1 0
Team Totals 30 5 9 5 6 2 38 .300 .395 .400 .795 0.395 1.42 0.959 -0.564 1.5 27 13
2B: F Peterson (3, off B Butler).
3B: G Michael (4, off T Burgmeier).
SF: B Murcer (5, off B Butler); R White (8, off T Burgmeier).
TB: G Michael 3; F Peterson 2; H Clarke 2; J Kenney 2; J Aker; L Boehmer; R White.
RBI: R White 2 (59); L Boehmer (5); B Robinson (21); B Murcer (69).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Kenney-H Clarke-L Boehmer; H Clarke-L Boehmer; G Michael-H Clarke-L Boehmer.
PB: F Fernandez (8).
E: H Clarke (14).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Butler, L (7-9) 5.1 5 4 4 5 1 0 3.73 25 38 -0.167 1.59 -0.9
Tom Burgmeier, BS (2) 2.2 4 1 1 1 1 0 3.66 13 3 2 -0.230 1.10 -0.6
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 6 2 0 5.62 38 38 3 2 -0.397 1.42 -1.5

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Fritz Peterson, W (14-13) 6 6 3 2 1 2 1 2.63 24 51 -0.116 0.94 -0.4
Jack Aker, S (11) 3 2 0 0 3 3 0 3.29 13 0 0 0.220 1.99 1.3
Team Totals 9 8 3 2 4 5 1 2.00 37 51 0 0 0.104 1.30 0.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Hank Soar, 1B - Art Frantz, 2B - Merle Anthony, 3B - Emmett Ashford.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 11,565.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 91° F, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         New York Yankees
1 Pat Kelly RF 1 Horace Clarke 2B
2 Juan Rios 3B 2 Gene Michael SS
3 Mike Fiore 1B 3 Roy White LF
4 Lou Piniella LF 4 Frank Fernandez C
5 Joe Foy CF 5 Bobby Murcer RF
6 Jerry Adair 2B 6 Ron Woods CF
7 Ellie Rodriguez C 7 Jerry Kenney 3B
8 Jackie Hernandez SS 8 Len Boehmer 1B
9 Bill Butler P 9 Fritz Peterson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-2 0 -2- RR KCR L. Piniella F. Peterson -19% 36% Home Run; Fiore Scores/unER
b6 2-3 1 123 R NYY L. Boehmer T. Burgmeier 16% 71% Single to 3B (Line Drive); Fernandez Scores; Woods to 3B; Kenney to 2B
t7 3-4 2 -23 O KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Aker 12% 80% Lineout: 1B-P
b6 2-3 1 12- NYY J. Kenney B. Butler 11% 55% Walk; Fernandez to 3B; Woods to 2B
b3 0-1 1 1-3 R NYY R. White B. Butler 9% 60% Single to RF; Peterson Scores; Clarke to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Fritz Peterson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR P. Kelly F. Peterson -4% 46% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO KCR J. Rios F. Peterson 7% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR M. Fiore F. Peterson 1% 55% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bill Butler facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY H. Clarke B. Butler -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYY G. Michael B. Butler -1% 51% Popfly: 1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYY R. White B. Butler -1% 50% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Fritz Peterson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR L. Piniella F. Peterson -7% 43% Ground-rule Double
t2 0-0 0 -2- O KCR J. Foy F. Peterson 1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B; Piniella to 3B
t2 0-0 1 --3 R KCR J. Adair F. Peterson -4% 40% Passed Ball; Piniella Scores
t2 1-0 1 --- O KCR J. Adair F. Peterson 1% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- KCR E. Rodriguez F. Peterson -1% 41% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t2 1-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Hernandez F. Peterson 2% 43% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bill Butler facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- NYY F. Fernandez B. Butler 4% 47% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-- O NYY B. Murcer B. Butler -4% 43% Foul Flyball: 1B
b2 0-1 1 1-- O NYY R. Woods B. Butler -3% 40% Flyball: LF
b2 0-1 2 1-- NYY J. Kenney B. Butler 2% 42% Single to 1B (Pop Fly); Fernandez to 2B
b2 0-1 2 12- O NYY L. Boehmer B. Butler -5% 38% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Fritz Peterson facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- O KCR B. Butler F. Peterson 2% 40% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-0 1 --- O KCR P. Kelly F. Peterson 1% 41% Groundout: P-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- O KCR J. Rios F. Peterson 1% 42% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bill Butler facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- NYY F. Peterson B. Butler 8% 50% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b3 0-1 0 -2- NYY H. Clarke B. Butler 9% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Peterson to 3B
b3 0-1 0 1-3 O NYY G. Michael B. Butler -8% 51% Flyball: LF
b3 0-1 1 1-3 R NYY R. White B. Butler 9% 60% Single to RF; Peterson Scores; Clarke to 2B
b3 1-1 1 12- NYY F. Fernandez B. Butler 7% 66% Walk; Clarke to 3B; White to 2B
b3 1-1 1 123 ROO NYY B. Murcer B. Butler -3% 64% Double Play: Flyball: CF-1B-2B-1B/Sacrifice Fly; Clarke Scores
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Yankees' Fritz Peterson facing 3-4-5
t4 1-2 0 --- KCR M. Fiore F. Peterson -8% 56% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Fiore to 2B
t4 1-2 0 -2- RR KCR L. Piniella F. Peterson -19% 36% Home Run; Fiore Scores/unER
t4 3-2 0 --- KCR J. Foy F. Peterson -4% 33% Walk
t4 3-2 0 1-- OO KCR J. Adair F. Peterson 7% 40% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 3-2 2 --- KCR E. Rodriguez F. Peterson -1% 39% Single to CF (Pop Fly)
t4 3-2 2 1-- O KCR J. Hernandez F. Peterson 2% 41% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Bill Butler facing 6-7-8
b4 2-3 0 --- O NYY R. Woods B. Butler -3% 38% Popfly: 3B
b4 2-3 1 --- O NYY J. Kenney B. Butler -2% 36% Flyball: RF
b4 2-3 2 --- O NYY L. Boehmer B. Butler -1% 35% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Fritz Peterson facing 9-1-2
t5 3-2 0 --- O KCR B. Butler F. Peterson 2% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-2 1 --- O KCR P. Kelly F. Peterson 2% 38% Popfly: SS
t5 3-2 2 --- O KCR J. Rios F. Peterson 1% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Bill Butler facing 9-1-2
b5 2-3 0 --- O NYY F. Peterson B. Butler -3% 36% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-3 1 --- NYY H. Clarke B. Butler 4% 40% Single to 3B/Bunt
b5 2-3 1 1-- O NYY G. Michael B. Butler -4% 36% Flyball: LF
b5 2-3 2 1-- O NYY R. White B. Butler -3% 32% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Fritz Peterson facing 3-4-5
t6 3-2 0 --- KCR M. Fiore F. Peterson -4% 29% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t6 3-2 0 1-- O KCR L. Piniella F. Peterson 1% 30% Flyball: CF; Fiore to 2B
t6 3-2 1 -2- O KCR J. Foy F. Peterson 4% 33% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t6 3-2 2 -2- O KCR J. Adair F. Peterson 4% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Bill Butler facing 4-5-6
b6 2-3 0 --- NYY F. Fernandez B. Butler 7% 44% Walk
b6 2-3 0 1-- O NYY B. Murcer B. Butler -3% 41% Flyball: CF; Fernandez to 2B
b6 2-3 1 -2- NYY R. Woods B. Butler 3% 44% Walk
Tom Burgmeier replaces Bill Butler pitching and batting 9th (change occurred mid-batter)
b6 2-3 1 12- NYY J. Kenney B. Butler 11% 55% Walk; Fernandez to 3B; Woods to 2B
b6 2-3 1 123 R NYY L. Boehmer T. Burgmeier 16% 71% Single to 3B (Line Drive); Fernandez Scores; Woods to 3B; Kenney to 2B
Bill Robinson pinch hits for Fritz Peterson (P) batting 9th
b6 3-3 1 123 RO NYY B. Robinson T. Burgmeier 5% 76% Groundout: 1B-P; Woods Scores; Kenney to 3B; Boehmer to 2B
b6 4-3 2 -23 O NYY H. Clarke T. Burgmeier -5% 71% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Yankees' Jack Aker facing 7-8-9
Jack Aker replaces Bill Robinson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-4 0 --- O KCR E. Rodriguez J. Aker 4% 75% Lineout: CF
t7 3-4 1 --- KCR J. Hernandez J. Aker -5% 71% Walk
t7 3-4 1 1-- O KCR T. Burgmeier J. Aker 5% 76% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t7 3-4 2 1-- KCR P. Kelly J. Aker -7% 69% Ground-rule Double; Hernandez to 3B
Ed Kirkpatrick pinch hits for Juan Rios (3B) batting 2nd
t7 3-4 2 -23 O KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Aker 12% 80% Lineout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Tom Burgmeier facing 2-3-4
Joe Foy moves from CF to 3B
Ed Kirkpatrick moves from PH to CF
b7 4-3 0 --- NYY G. Michael T. Burgmeier 8% 89% Triple to LF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 4-3 0 --3 RO NYY R. White T. Burgmeier 1% 89% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Michael Scores
b7 5-3 1 --- NYY F. Fernandez T. Burgmeier 1% 90% Walk
b7 5-3 1 1-- O NYY B. Murcer T. Burgmeier -1% 89% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
b7 5-3 2 1-- O NYY R. Woods T. Burgmeier -1% 88% Lineout: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Yankees' Jack Aker facing 3-4-5
t8 3-5 0 --- O KCR M. Fiore J. Aker 3% 91% Strikeout Looking
t8 3-5 1 --- KCR L. Piniella J. Aker -4% 87% Walk
t8 3-5 1 1-- OO KCR J. Foy J. Aker 7% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Tom Burgmeier facing 7-8-9
b8 5-3 0 --- NYY J. Kenney T. Burgmeier 1% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b8 5-3 0 1-- O NYY L. Boehmer T. Burgmeier -1% 95% Lineout: RF
b8 5-3 1 1-- NYY J. Aker T. Burgmeier 1% 96% Single to C/Bunt; Kenney to 2B
b8 5-3 1 12- O NYY H. Clarke T. Burgmeier -1% 95% Foul Flyball: C
b8 5-3 2 12- O NYY G. Michael T. Burgmeier -1% 94% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Yankees' Jack Aker facing 6-7-8
t9 3-5 0 --- O KCR J. Adair J. Aker 3% 97% Lineout: 2B
t9 3-5 1 --- KCR E. Rodriguez J. Aker -5% 92% Walk
Joe Keough pinch hits for Jackie Hernandez (SS) batting 8th
t9 3-5 1 1-- KCR J. Keough J. Aker -8% 85% Single to RF; Rodriguez to 2B
Hawk Taylor pinch hits for Tom Burgmeier (P) batting 9th
t9 3-5 1 12- O KCR H. Taylor J. Aker 8% 93% Popfly: SS
t9 3-5 2 12- O KCR P. Kelly J. Aker 7% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 5.

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