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@NYY
2
6
NYY
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NYY
@KCR
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NYY
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Thursday, October 6, 1977, 8:19PM
, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 56,230, Time of Game: 2:58
Royals
2
at Yankees
6
W: Ron Guidry (1-0)
L: Andy Hassler (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0    2  3  1
Yankees         0  0  0   0  2  3   0  1  X    6 10  1
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddie Patek SS 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .429 .444 .714 1.159 0.014 0.98 0.067 -0.053 -0.2 1 3 2B,SF
Hal McRae DH 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .143 .333 .571 .905 0.054 0.91 0.074 -0.019 0.3 CS
George Brett 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .111 .111 .111 .222 0.016 1.39 0.069 -0.053 0.0 0 3
Al Cowens RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .375 .375 .750 1.125 -0.098 0.91 0.000 -0.098 -1.0 0 0
Amos Otis CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.062 0.61 0.000 -0.062 -0.8 3 1
John Mayberry 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .286 .667 .952 -0.055 0.73 0.000 -0.055 -0.6 9 1
Joe Zdeb LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.036 0.48 0.000 -0.036 -0.4 1 0
Darrell Porter C 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .333 .667 .333 1.000 0.028 0.73 0.040 -0.012 0.3 3 0
   John Wathan PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.023 0.88 0.000 -0.023 -0.2 2 0
Frank White 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .286 .286 .286 .571 0.011 1.19 0.100 -0.089 0.1 4 3 CS
Andy Hassler P 1 0
   Mark Littell P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
Team Totals 28 2 3 1 3 7 32 .107 .188 .143 .330 -0.151 0.91 0.350 -0.500 -2.5 24 11
2B: F Patek (2, off R Guidry).
SF: F Patek (1, off R Guidry).
TB: F Patek 2; F White; G Brett.
RBI: F Patek (3).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: G Brett (1).
Outfield Assists: A Otis (T Munson at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: H McRae (1, 2nd base by R Guidry/T Munson); F White (1, 2nd base by R Guidry/T Munson).

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .333 .333 .444 .778 -0.067 0.50 0.000 -0.067 -1.6 7 0
Graig Nettles 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.083 0.82 0.000 -0.083 -0.8 0 1
Thurman Munson C 4 1 3 0 0 1 4 .500 .500 .875 1.375 0.024 0.54 0.048 -0.024 0.1 7 2
Reggie Jackson RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .125 .250 -0.070 0.69 0.008 -0.078 -0.0 3 0 SB
   Paul Blair RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Lou Piniella LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.018 0.89 0.040 -0.058 -0.4 1 0
Cliff Johnson DH 4 2 2 2 0 1 4 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0.307 1.17 0.332 -0.025 1.4 HR,2B
Chris Chambliss 1B 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .200 .500 .200 .700 -0.021 0.83 0.011 -0.033 0.0 3 1 2·IW
Willie Randolph 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .375 .375 .500 .875 0.175 1.12 0.202 -0.027 2.8 3 1
Bucky Dent SS 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .167 .286 .167 .452 0.101 0.78 0.140 -0.039 0.5 2 2
Ron Guidry P 1 0
Team Totals 34 6 10 4 3 5 37 .294 .351 .412 .763 0.348 0.81 0.781 -0.434 2.0 27 7
2B: C Johnson (1, off M Littell).
HR: C Johnson (1, off A Hassler, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF).
IBB: C Chambliss 2 (2, 2 by M Littell).
TB: C Johnson 6; T Munson 3; W Randolph 2; R Jackson; L Piniella; B Dent.
RBI: C Johnson 2 (2); B Dent (1); W Randolph (1).
2-out RBI: W Randolph; C Johnson; B Dent.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
E: B Dent (1).
Baserunning
SB: R Jackson (1, 2nd base off M Littell/J Wathan).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Andy Hassler, L (0-1) 5.2 5 3 3 0 3 1 4.76 22 50 0.014 0.91 0.8
Mark Littell 2 5 3 1 3 1 0 4.50 14 1 1 -0.365 0.70 -3.5
Steve Mingori 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 1 3 0 0.004 0.14 0.8
Team Totals 8 10 6 4 3 5 1 4.50 37 50 4 1 -0.347 0.81 -2.0

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Guidry, W (1-0) 9 3 2 2 3 7 0 2.00 32 77 0.153 0.91 2.5
Team Totals 9 3 2 2 3 7 0 2.00 32 77 0.153 0.91 2.5
Balks: A Hassler (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: M Littell 2 (2; C Chambliss, C Chambliss).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Russ Goetz, 1B - Jim McKean, 2B - Marty Springstead, 3B - Nick Bremigan, LF - Bill Deegan, RF - Jerry Neudecker.
Time of Game: 2:58.
Attendance: 56,230.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 61° F, Wind 8mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         New York Yankees
1 Freddie Patek SS 1 Mickey Rivers CF
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Graig Nettles 3B
3 George Brett 3B 3 Thurman Munson C
4 Al Cowens RF 4 Reggie Jackson RF
5 Amos Otis CF 5 Lou Piniella LF
6 John Mayberry 1B 6 Cliff Johnson DH
7 Joe Zdeb LF 7 Chris Chambliss 1B
8 Darrell Porter C 8 Willie Randolph 2B
9 Frank White 2B 9 Bucky Dent SS
Andy Hassler P Ron Guidry P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 2-2 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R NYY C. Johnson M. Littell 17% 75% Double to LF; Munson Scores; Piniella to 3B
b5 0-1 1 --- 6,(1-2)  R NYY C. Johnson A. Hassler 16% 54% Home Run
b6 3-2 2 123 4,(1-2)  RR NYY W. Randolph M. Littell 16% 92% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Piniella Scores/No RBI/unER; Johnson Scores/No RBI/unER; Chambliss to 3B; Randolph to 2B
b5 1-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R NYY B. Dent A. Hassler 14% 69% Single to LF; Randolph Scores
t3 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR F. White R. Guidry -10% 36% Single to LF; Porter to 3B

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' Ron Guidry facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR F. Patek R. Guidry 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR H. McRae R. Guidry -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR G. Brett R. Guidry -2% 48% McRae Caught Stealing 2B, Safe on E6
t1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR G. Brett R. Guidry 3% 51% Flyball: CF; McRae to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 5,(1-2)  O KCR A. Cowens R. Guidry 4% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O NYY M. Rivers A. Hassler -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O NYY G. Nettles A. Hassler -2% 51% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  NYY T. Munson A. Hassler 1% 52% Single to LF
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  O NYY R. Jackson A. Hassler -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Otis R. Guidry 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Mayberry R. Guidry 2% 54% Popfly: 2B
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Zdeb R. Guidry 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY L. Piniella A. Hassler -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY C. Johnson A. Hassler -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY C. Chambliss A. Hassler -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. Porter R. Guidry -4% 46% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR F. White R. Guidry -10% 36% Single to LF; Porter to 3B
t3 0-0 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  RO KCR F. Patek R. Guidry 2% 38% Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Porter Scores
t3 1-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR H. McRae R. Guidry 4% 42% White Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t3 1-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR H. McRae R. Guidry 1% 43% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYY W. Randolph A. Hassler -3% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY B. Dent A. Hassler -2% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYY M. Rivers A. Hassler -1% 37% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR G. Brett R. Guidry 2% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR A. Cowens R. Guidry 2% 41% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Otis R. Guidry 1% 43% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYY G. Nettles A. Hassler -3% 39% Lineout: CF
b4 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY T. Munson A. Hassler -2% 37% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-1 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O NYY R. Jackson A. Hassler -1% 36% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 6-7-8
t5 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Mayberry R. Guidry 2% 38% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Zdeb R. Guidry 2% 40% Flyball: RF
t5 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Porter R. Guidry 1% 41% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 5-6-7
b5 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O NYY L. Piniella A. Hassler -3% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-1 1 --- 6,(1-2)  R NYY C. Johnson A. Hassler 16% 54% Home Run
b5 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY C. Chambliss A. Hassler -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  NYY W. Randolph A. Hassler 2% 53% Single to LF
b5 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-1)  NYY B. Dent A. Hassler 1% 55% Balk; Randolph to 2B
b5 1-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R NYY B. Dent A. Hassler 14% 69% Single to LF; Randolph Scores
b5 2-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O NYY M. Rivers A. Hassler -2% 66% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 9-1-2
t6 1-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR F. White R. Guidry 4% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR F. Patek R. Guidry -7% 63% Double to CF
t6 1-2 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  KCR H. McRae R. Guidry -3% 60% Walk
t6 1-2 1 12- 4,(1-2)  RO KCR G. Brett R. Guidry -6% 54% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Patek Scores/No RBI
t6 2-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Cowens R. Guidry 4% 58% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 2-3-4
b6 2-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O NYY G. Nettles A. Hassler -3% 54% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  NYY T. Munson A. Hassler 4% 58% Single to CF
b6 2-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O NYY R. Jackson A. Hassler -4% 54% Popfly: 2B
Mark Littell replaces Andy Hassler pitching
b6 2-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  NYY L. Piniella M. Littell 4% 58% Single to LF; Munson to 3B
b6 2-2 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R NYY C. Johnson M. Littell 17% 75% Double to LF; Munson Scores; Piniella to 3B
b6 3-2 2 -23 4,(3-0)  NYY C. Chambliss M. Littell 1% 76% Intentional Walk
b6 3-2 2 123 4,(1-2)  RR NYY W. Randolph M. Littell 16% 92% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Piniella Scores/No RBI/unER; Johnson Scores/No RBI/unER; Chambliss to 3B; Randolph to 2B
b6 5-2 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O NYY B. Dent M. Littell -2% 90% Popfly: 2B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 5-6-7
t7 2-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Otis R. Guidry 2% 92% Lineout: CF
t7 2-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Mayberry R. Guidry 1% 94% Lineout: SS
t7 2-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Zdeb R. Guidry 1% 94% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Mark Littell facing 1-2-3
b7 5-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY M. Rivers M. Littell -1% 94% Flyball: CF
b7 5-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYY G. Nettles M. Littell -0% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 5-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY T. Munson M. Littell -0% 93% Single to CF; Munson out at 2B/CF-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 8-9-1
John Wathan pinch hits for Darrell Porter (C) batting 8th
t8 2-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Wathan R. Guidry 2% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR F. White R. Guidry 1% 97% Flyball: RF
t8 2-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR F. Patek R. Guidry 1% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Mark Littell facing 4-5-6
John Wathan moves from PH to C
b8 5-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  NYY R. Jackson M. Littell 0% 98% Single to RF
b8 5-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  NYY L. Piniella M. Littell 0% 98% Jackson Steals 2B
b8 5-2 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O NYY L. Piniella M. Littell -0% 98% Flyball: CF; Jackson to 3B
b8 5-2 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O NYY C. Johnson M. Littell -1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-2 2 --3 4,(3-0)  NYY C. Chambliss M. Littell 0% 97% Intentional Walk
b8 5-2 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R NYY W. Randolph M. Littell 1% 99% Single to LF; Jackson Scores; Chambliss to 2B
b8 6-2 2 12- 7,(3-2)  NYY B. Dent M. Littell 0% 99% Walk; Chambliss to 3B; Randolph to 2B
Steve Mingori replaces Mark Littell pitching
b8 6-2 2 123 5,(2-2)  O NYY M. Rivers S. Mingori -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 2-3-4
Paul Blair replaces Reggie Jackson playing RF batting 4th
t9 2-6 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR H. McRae R. Guidry 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR G. Brett R. Guidry -1% 99% Single to LF
t9 2-6 1 1-- 7,(0-2)  O KCR A. Cowens R. Guidry 1% 100% Lineout: LF
t9 2-6 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR A. Otis R. Guidry 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 6.

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