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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
Tuesday, October 12, 1976, 8:30PM
, Yankee Stadium IIx
Attendance: 56,808, Time of Game: 3:00
Royals
3
at Yankees
5
W: Dock Ellis (1-0)
L: Andy Hassler (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          3  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  6  0
Yankees         0  0  0   2  0  3   0  0  X    5  9  0
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Wohlford LF 2 1 0 0 2 0 .111 .444 0.067 0.70 0.083 -0.016 0.5 0 0 SB
Al Cowens CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .667 -0.078 0.95 0.019 -0.096 -0.5 1 0
George Brett 3B 3 1 2 1 1 0 .600 1.383 0.148 1.02 0.186 -0.038 0.7 1 0 GDP
John Mayberry 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .182 .364 -0.049 1.17 0.068 -0.117 -0.1 11 0 GDP
Hal McRae DH 2 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .167 -0.070 1.23 0.035 -0.105 -0.6 CS,HBP,SF
Tom Poquette RF 3 0 1 1 0 2 .333 .956 0.056 0.68 0.084 -0.028 0.7 2 0 2B
   Dave Nelson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.032 1.14 0.000 -0.032 -0.2
Frank White 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .250 -0.024 0.46 0.000 -0.024 -0.4 1 3
   Cookie Rojas PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.012 0.48 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 0 1
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .300 .600 -0.067 1.06 0.036 -0.103 -0.6 3 5 CS
Buck Martinez C 2 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .250 -0.024 0.49 0.000 -0.024 -0.3 5 1
   Jamie Quirk PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.021 0.88 0.000 -0.021 -0.1
   Bob Stinson C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Andy Hassler P 0 0
   Marty Pattin P 0 0
   Tom Hall P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
   Mark Littell P 0 1
Team Totals 28 3 6 3 3 5 .214 .553 -0.106 0.92 0.511 -0.616 -0.9 24 11
2B: T Poquette (2, off D Ellis).
SF: H McRae (1, off D Ellis).
HBP: H McRae (1, by D Ellis).
TB: T Poquette 2; G Brett 2; F Patek; A Cowens; J Mayberry.
GIDP: J Mayberry (1); G Brett (1).
RBI: H McRae (1); T Poquette (4); G Brett (2).
2-out RBI: T Poquette.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Martinez-F White.
Baserunning
SB: J Wohlford (2, 2nd base off D Ellis/T Munson).
CS: H McRae (1, 2nd base by D Ellis/T Munson); F Patek (2, 2nd base by D Ellis/T Munson).

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 .214 .481 -0.103 1.04 0.036 -0.138 -1.4 1 0 CS
Roy White LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 .273 .883 0.003 1.07 0.066 -0.063 -0.4 0 0
Thurman Munson C 4 1 2 0 0 0 .357 .857 0.183 0.97 0.206 -0.023 1.1 5 2 2B
Lou Piniella DH 2 1 1 0 0 0 .429 1.000 0.000 0.60 0.021 -0.021 -0.0 2B
   Carlos May PH 1 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .929 0.022 1.57 0.033 -0.011 0.1 IW
Chris Chambliss 1B 4 2 2 3 0 0 .538 1.462 0.202 1.29 0.215 -0.014 1.9 10 2 HR,SB
Graig Nettles 3B 3 0 1 1 1 1 .200 .633 0.081 1.19 0.117 -0.036 0.2 0 3
Elliott Maddox RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 .250 .625 0.063 0.98 0.122 -0.058 0.9 4 0 2B
Willie Randolph 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 .100 .350 -0.014 0.61 0.049 -0.063 -0.3 3 3 SB
Fred Stanley SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 .400 1.055 -0.043 0.94 0.006 -0.048 -0.5 3 4
Dock Ellis P 1 0
   Sparky Lyle P 0 0
Team Totals 32 5 9 5 5 5 .281 .847 0.394 1.01 0.871 -0.475 1.5 27 14
2B: E Maddox (1, off S Mingori); T Munson (2, off A Hassler); L Piniella (1, off A Hassler).
HR: C Chambliss (1, off A Hassler; 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
IBB: C May (1, by M Pattin).
TB: C Chambliss 5; T Munson 3; E Maddox 2; L Piniella 2; W Randolph; G Nettles; M Rivers.
RBI: C Chambliss 3 (5); G Nettles (1); E Maddox (1).
2-out RBI: C Chambliss 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Chambliss-F Stanley-W Randolph; W Randolph-C Chambliss.
PB: T Munson (1).
Baserunning
SB: C Chambliss (1, 2nd base off M Littell/B Martinez); W Randolph (1, 2nd base off M Littell/B Stinson).
CS: M Rivers (1, 2nd base by A Hassler/B Martinez).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Andy Hassler, L (0-1) 5 4 4 4 3 3 1 7.20 21 43 -0.222 0.98 -1.3
Marty Pattin 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0.00 1 2 0 -0.033 2.68 -0.3
Tom Hall, BS (1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 3 2 -0.119 3.39 -0.6
Steve Mingori 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 1 -0.122 1.67 -1.5
Mark Littell 2.2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 12 2 0 0.101 0.53 2.2
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 5 5 1 5.62 37 43 9 3 -0.395 1.01 -1.5
A Hassler faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
M Pattin faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
S Mingori faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dock Ellis, W (1-0) 8 6 3 3 2 5 0 3.38 29 61 0.042 0.81 0.5
Sparky Lyle, S (1) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 0.064 1.81 0.4
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 3 5 0 3.00 33 61 0 0 0.106 0.92 0.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Ellis (1; H McRae).
IBB: M Pattin (1; C May).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - George Maloney, 1B - Bill Haller, 2B - Art Frantz, 3B - Larry McCoy, LF - Joe Brinkman, RF - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 3:00.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 54° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

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

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 2-3 0 1-- NYY T. Munson A. Hassler 20% 63% Double to RF; White to 3B
b4 0-3 2 -2- RR NYY C. Chambliss A. Hassler 19% 36% Home Run (CF-RF); Piniella Scores
b6 4-3 1 12- R NYY E. Maddox S. Mingori 12% 91% Double to RF; Chambliss Scores; Nettles to 3B
b6 3-3 1 1-3 R NYY G. Nettles T. Hall 11% 79% Single to LF; Munson Scores; Chambliss to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- R KCR G. Brett D. Ellis -9% 39% Single to CF; Wohlford Scores

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' Dock Ellis facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Wohlford D. Ellis -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR A. Cowens D. Ellis -3% 44% Wohlford Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O KCR A. Cowens D. Ellis 4% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 -2- R KCR G. Brett D. Ellis -9% 39% Single to CF; Wohlford Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- KCR J. Mayberry D. Ellis -6% 33% Single to LF; Brett to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 RO KCR H. McRae D. Ellis -2% 31% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Brett Scores
t1 2-0 2 1-- KCR T. Poquette D. Ellis -1% 31% Passed Ball; Mayberry to 2B
t1 2-0 2 -2- R KCR T. Poquette D. Ellis -8% 22% Double to LF; Mayberry Scores
t1 3-0 2 -2- O KCR F. White D. Ellis 2% 24% Foul Popfly: 1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- NYY M. Rivers A. Hassler 4% 28% Single to SS
b1 0-3 0 1-- OO NYY R. White A. Hassler -7% 21% Double Play: Strikeout, Rivers Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b1 0-3 2 --- O NYY T. Munson A. Hassler -1% 20% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Dock Ellis facing 8-9-1
t2 3-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Ellis 1% 21% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 3-0 1 --- O KCR B. Martinez D. Ellis 1% 22% Strikeout Looking
t2 3-0 2 --- O KCR J. Wohlford D. Ellis 1% 23% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- O NYY L. Piniella A. Hassler -2% 20% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-3 1 --- O NYY C. Chambliss A. Hassler -1% 19% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-3 2 --- NYY G. Nettles A. Hassler 1% 20% Walk
b2 0-3 2 1-- O NYY E. Maddox A. Hassler -2% 18% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Dock Ellis facing 2-3-4
t3 3-0 0 --- KCR A. Cowens D. Ellis -2% 16% Single to CF
t3 3-0 0 1-- OO KCR G. Brett D. Ellis 4% 20% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
t3 3-0 2 --- O KCR J. Mayberry D. Ellis 1% 21% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph A. Hassler -2% 19% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-3 1 --- O NYY F. Stanley A. Hassler -1% 17% Popfly: SS
b3 0-3 2 --- O NYY M. Rivers A. Hassler -1% 16% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Dock Ellis facing 5-6-7
t4 3-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae D. Ellis -2% 15% Hit By Pitch
t4 3-0 0 1-- O KCR T. Poquette D. Ellis 3% 17% McRae Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t4 3-0 1 --- O KCR T. Poquette D. Ellis 1% 18% Strikeout Looking
t4 3-0 2 --- O KCR F. White D. Ellis 1% 19% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 2-3-4
b4 0-3 0 --- O NYY R. White A. Hassler -2% 17% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-3 1 --- O NYY T. Munson A. Hassler -1% 15% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-3 2 --- NYY L. Piniella A. Hassler 2% 17% Double to LF
b4 0-3 2 -2- RR NYY C. Chambliss A. Hassler 19% 36% Home Run (CF-RF); Piniella Scores
b4 2-3 2 --- O NYY G. Nettles A. Hassler -1% 35% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Dock Ellis facing 8-9-1
t5 3-2 0 --- KCR F. Patek D. Ellis -4% 31% Single to CF
t5 3-2 0 1-- O KCR B. Martinez D. Ellis 6% 37% Patek Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t5 3-2 1 --- O KCR B. Martinez D. Ellis 2% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 3-2 2 --- O KCR J. Wohlford D. Ellis 1% 39% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 7-8-9
b5 2-3 0 --- O NYY E. Maddox A. Hassler -3% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-3 1 --- NYY W. Randolph A. Hassler 4% 40% Walk
b5 2-3 1 1-- O NYY F. Stanley A. Hassler -3% 37% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Randolph to 2B
b5 2-3 2 -2- O NYY M. Rivers A. Hassler -5% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Dock Ellis facing 2-3-4
t6 3-2 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Ellis 2% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 3-2 1 --- KCR G. Brett D. Ellis -3% 32% Single to RF
t6 3-2 1 1-- OO KCR J. Mayberry D. Ellis 5% 37% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 2-3-4
b6 2-3 0 --- NYY R. White A. Hassler 7% 44% Walk
b6 2-3 0 1-- NYY T. Munson A. Hassler 20% 63% Double to RF; White to 3B
Marty Pattin replaces Andy Hassler pitching
Carlos May pinch hits for Lou Piniella (DH) batting 4th
b6 2-3 0 -23 NYY C. May M. Pattin 3% 67% Intentional Walk
Tom Hall replaces Marty Pattin pitching
b6 2-3 0 123 RO NYY C. Chambliss T. Hall 1% 68% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; White Scores; Munson to 3B
b6 3-3 1 1-3 R NYY G. Nettles T. Hall 11% 79% Single to LF; Munson Scores; Chambliss to 2B
Steve Mingori replaces Tom Hall pitching
b6 4-3 1 12- R NYY E. Maddox S. Mingori 12% 91% Double to RF; Chambliss Scores; Nettles to 3B
Mark Littell replaces Steve Mingori pitching
b6 5-3 1 -23 O NYY W. Randolph M. Littell -4% 87% Strikeout
b6 5-3 2 -23 NYY F. Stanley M. Littell 1% 87% Walk
b6 5-3 2 123 O NYY M. Rivers M. Littell -4% 84% Popfly: SS
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Yankees' Dock Ellis facing 5-6-7
t7 3-5 0 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Ellis 3% 87% Flyball: RF
t7 3-5 1 --- O KCR T. Poquette D. Ellis 2% 89% Strikeout
Cookie Rojas pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 7th
t7 3-5 2 --- O KCR C. Rojas D. Ellis 1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Mark Littell facing 2-3-4
Cookie Rojas moves from PH to 2B
b7 5-3 0 --- O NYY R. White M. Littell -1% 89% Flyball: CF
b7 5-3 1 --- NYY T. Munson M. Littell 1% 90% Single to LF
b7 5-3 1 1-- O NYY C. May M. Littell -1% 89% Strikeout
b7 5-3 2 1-- NYY C. Chambliss M. Littell 1% 90% Single to RF; Munson to 3B
b7 5-3 2 1-3 NYY G. Nettles M. Littell 0% 90% Chambliss Steals 2B
b7 5-3 2 -23 O NYY G. Nettles M. Littell -2% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Yankees' Dock Ellis facing 8-9-1
t8 3-5 0 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Ellis 3% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
Jamie Quirk pinch hits for Buck Martinez (C) batting 9th
t8 3-5 1 --- O KCR J. Quirk D. Ellis 2% 94% Strikeout
t8 3-5 2 --- KCR J. Wohlford D. Ellis -2% 92% Walk
t8 3-5 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens D. Ellis 3% 95% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Mark Littell facing 7-8-9
Bob Stinson replaces Jamie Quirk (PH) playing C batting 9th
b8 5-3 0 --- O NYY E. Maddox M. Littell -0% 94% Groundout: P-1B
b8 5-3 1 --- NYY W. Randolph M. Littell 1% 95% Single to CF
b8 5-3 1 1-- NYY F. Stanley M. Littell 0% 95% Randolph Steals 2B
b8 5-3 1 -2- O NYY F. Stanley M. Littell -1% 94% Flyball: RF
b8 5-3 2 -2- O NYY M. Rivers M. Littell -1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Yankees' Sparky Lyle facing 3-4-5
Sparky Lyle replaces Dock Ellis pitching
t9 3-5 0 --- KCR G. Brett S. Lyle -7% 86% Walk
t9 3-5 0 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry S. Lyle 6% 92% Flyball: RF
t9 3-5 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae S. Lyle 4% 97% Flyball: RF
Dave Nelson pinch hits for Tom Poquette (RF) batting 6th
t9 3-5 2 1-- O KCR D. Nelson S. Lyle 3% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 5.

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