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MIN
@BAL
2
3
 
(10)
TEX
@BOS
5
13
TOR
@CAL
2
4
MIL
@CHW
6
0
KCR
@NYY
3
8
CLE
@OAK
5
4
 
(14)
DET
@SEA
2
11
MON
@ATL
8
1
NYM
@CIN
6
2
PHI
@HOU
0
3
LAD
@PIT
4
2
Monday, June 4, 1979, 8:05PM
, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 30,164, Time of Game: 2:45
Royals
3
30-23
 Lost 1 
3rd, 1½ GB
at Yankees
8
29-24
 Won 2 
3rd, 3½ GB
W: Tommy John (10-1)
L: Rich Gale (5-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  1    3  6  1
Yankees         0  1  0   0  0  7   0  0  X    8 14  0

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 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .350 .397 .479 .876 -0.068 0.80 0.008 -0.076 0.4 2 0
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .318 .376 .538 .914 0.084 0.61 0.125 -0.041 0.3 0 1 HR
Amos Otis CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .326 .425 .467 .892 -0.030 0.38 0.005 -0.035 -0.4 2 0
Al Cowens RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .325 .388 .508 .896 -0.010 0.43 0.019 -0.029 0.4 5 0 3B
Hal McRae DH 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .245 .307 .422 .729 -0.053 0.49 0.000 -0.053 -0.9 SF
Darrell Porter C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .309 .422 .481 .902 0.032 0.44 0.047 -0.015 -0.1 3 0
John Wathan 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .225 .259 .325 .584 -0.073 0.76 0.000 -0.073 -1.0 7 1
Freddie Patek SS 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .240 .279 .274 .553 -0.086 0.79 0.002 -0.088 -0.4 2 1 GDP
U.L. Washington 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .245 .301 .351 .652 -0.043 0.63 0.003 -0.046 0.0 2 3
Rich Gale P 0 1
   Steve Mingori P 1 0
Team Totals 31 3 6 3 2 3 34 .194 .235 .355 .590 -0.247 0.58 0.209 -0.456 -1.6 24 7
3B: A Cowens (4, off T John).
HR: G Brett (7, off T John, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
SF: H McRae (6, off T John).
TB: A Cowens 4; G Brett 4; A Otis; D Porter; W Wilson.
GIDP: F Patek (3).
RBI: H McRae (30); G Brett (29); W Wilson (9).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: D Porter (7).

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 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .284 .306 .402 .708 -0.067 0.80 0.007 -0.073 -0.3 2 0 IW
Willie Randolph 2B 5 1 2 3 0 0 5 .266 .336 .319 .655 0.158 0.78 0.195 -0.037 3.2 2 2 3B,SB
Thurman Munson C 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .315 .359 .399 .758 -0.060 0.47 0.012 -0.072 -0.7 4 0
Graig Nettles 3B 3 1 3 0 2 0 5 .299 .364 .454 .817 0.124 0.69 0.124 0.000 1.5 0 2 2B
Lou Piniella RF 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .295 .322 .468 .790 -0.094 1.02 0.007 -0.100 0.2 3 0
Chris Chambliss 1B 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .255 .280 .418 .698 0.238 0.85 0.240 -0.002 1.1 10 4 3·2B
Roy White LF 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .203 .300 .275 .575 -0.051 0.77 0.014 -0.065 -0.3 1 0
Jim Spencer DH 4 1 2 2 0 0 5 .263 .330 .434 .765 0.097 0.94 0.134 -0.037 0.6 SF
Bucky Dent SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .253 .318 .292 .610 -0.092 0.80 0.000 -0.092 -1.4 2 6
Tommy John P 3 1
Team Totals 37 8 14 7 6 3 44 .378 .455 .541 .995 0.253 0.79 0.733 -0.478 3.9 27 15
2B: C Chambliss 3 (10, 3 off R Gale); G Nettles (3, off R Gale).
3B: W Randolph (4, off R Gale).
SF: J Spencer (2, off R Gale).
IBB: M Rivers (1, by R Gale).
TB: C Chambliss 6; W Randolph 4; G Nettles 4; J Spencer 2; L Piniella 2; T Munson; M Rivers.
RBI: W Randolph 3 (19); J Spencer 2 (13); L Piniella (20); C Chambliss (17).
2-out RBI: W Randolph 3; L Piniella.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 4 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Nettles-W Randolph-C Chambliss.
Baserunning
SB: W Randolph (15, 2nd base off R Gale/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale, L (5-4) 5.2 8 8 8 5 3 0 4.88 30 19 -0.247 1.12 -4.1
Steve Mingori 2.1 6 0 0 1 0 0 3.55 14 1 1 -0.005 0.03 0.3
Team Totals 8 14 8 8 6 3 0 9.00 44 19 1 1 -0.252 0.79 -3.9

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tommy John, W (10-1) 9 6 3 3 2 3 1 1.90 34 64 0.248 0.58 1.6
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 2 3 1 3.00 34 64 0.248 0.58 1.6
Balks: None.
WP: R Gale (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: R Gale (3; M Rivers).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Clark, 1B - Durwood Merrill, 2B - Dave Phillips, 3B - Dan Morrison.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: 30,164.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 63° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         New York Yankees
1 Willie Wilson LF 1 Mickey Rivers CF
2 George Brett 3B 2 Willie Randolph 2B
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Thurman Munson C
4 Al Cowens RF 4 Graig Nettles 3B
5 Hal McRae DH 5 Lou Piniella RF
6 Darrell Porter C 6 Chris Chambliss 1B
7 John Wathan 1B 7 Roy White LF
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Jim Spencer DH
9 U.L. Washington 2B 9 Bucky Dent SS
Rich Gale P Tommy John P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-1 1 --- R KCR G. Brett T. John -12% 53% Home Run
b6 3-1 2 123 RRR NYY W. Randolph R. Gale 12% 97% Triple to LF; White Scores; Spencer Scores; Rivers Scores
b6 2-1 1 12- R NYY J. Spencer R. Gale 11% 88% Single to RF; Chambliss Scores; White to 3B
b6 1-1 1 --3 R NYY C. Chambliss R. Gale 10% 76% Double to RF; Nettles Scores
b6 1-1 0 --- NYY G. Nettles R. Gale 9% 67% Double to RF

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' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson T. John 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett T. John 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis T. John 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY M. Rivers R. Gale -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- NYY W. Randolph R. Gale 2% 55% Single to RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- NYY T. Munson R. Gale 4% 59% Randolph Steals 2B; Randolph to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b1 0-0 1 --3 O NYY T. Munson R. Gale -6% 54% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --3 NYY G. Nettles R. Gale 1% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-3 O NYY L. Piniella R. Gale -5% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Tommy John facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens T. John 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae T. John 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR D. Porter T. John 1% 55% Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- NYY C. Chambliss R. Gale 6% 61% Double to LF
b2 0-0 0 -2- O NYY R. White R. Gale -1% 60% Flyball: RF; Chambliss to 3B
b2 0-0 1 --3 RO NYY J. Spencer R. Gale 2% 62% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Chambliss Scores
b2 1-0 2 --- O NYY B. Dent R. Gale -1% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Tommy John facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan T. John 3% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- O KCR F. Patek T. John 2% 66% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 0-1 2 --- O KCR U. Washington T. John 1% 67% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O NYY M. Rivers R. Gale -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph R. Gale -1% 63% Flyball: RF
b3 1-0 2 --- NYY T. Munson R. Gale 1% 64% Single to CF
b3 1-0 2 1-- NYY G. Nettles R. Gale 2% 66% Walk; Munson to 2B
b3 1-0 2 12- O NYY L. Piniella R. Gale -4% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson T. John 3% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- R KCR G. Brett T. John -12% 53% Home Run
t4 1-1 1 --- O KCR A. Otis T. John 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-1 2 --- KCR A. Cowens T. John -2% 53% Single to P
t4 1-1 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae T. John 3% 56% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Rich Gale facing 6-7-8
b4 1-1 0 --- NYY C. Chambliss R. Gale 7% 63% Double to LF
b4 1-1 0 -2- O NYY R. White R. Gale -5% 58% Strikeout
b4 1-1 1 -2- O NYY J. Spencer R. Gale -4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B; Chambliss to 3B
b4 1-1 2 --3 O NYY B. Dent R. Gale -5% 50% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Tommy John facing 6-7-8
t5 1-1 0 --- KCR D. Porter T. John -5% 45% Single to RF
t5 1-1 0 1-- O KCR J. Wathan T. John 4% 50% Flyball: RF
t5 1-1 1 1-- OO KCR F. Patek T. John 7% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
b5 1-1 0 --- O NYY M. Rivers R. Gale -3% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 1-1 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph R. Gale -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b5 1-1 2 --- O NYY T. Munson R. Gale -2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Tommy John facing 9-1-2
t6 1-1 0 --- O KCR U. Washington T. John 3% 53% Strikeout
t6 1-1 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson T. John 2% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett T. John 2% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Rich Gale facing 4-5-6
b6 1-1 0 --- NYY G. Nettles R. Gale 9% 67% Double to RF
b6 1-1 0 -2- O NYY L. Piniella R. Gale -1% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B; Nettles to 3B
b6 1-1 1 --3 R NYY C. Chambliss R. Gale 10% 76% Double to RF; Nettles Scores
b6 2-1 1 -2- NYY R. White R. Gale 1% 77% Walk
b6 2-1 1 12- R NYY J. Spencer R. Gale 11% 88% Single to RF; Chambliss Scores; White to 3B
b6 3-1 1 1-3 O NYY B. Dent R. Gale -4% 85% Groundout: P-1B; Spencer to 2B
b6 3-1 2 -23 NYY M. Rivers R. Gale 1% 86% Intentional Walk
b6 3-1 2 123 RRR NYY W. Randolph R. Gale 12% 97% Triple to LF; White Scores; Spencer Scores; Rivers Scores
b6 6-1 2 --3 R NYY T. Munson R. Gale 1% 98% Wild Pitch; Randolph Scores
b6 7-1 2 --- NYY T. Munson R. Gale 0% 98% Walk
Steve Mingori replaces Rich Gale pitching
b6 7-1 2 1-- NYY G. Nettles S. Mingori 0% 99% Single to CF; Munson to 3B
b6 7-1 2 1-3 R NYY L. Piniella S. Mingori 1% 99% Single to LF; Munson Scores; Nettles to 2B
b6 8-1 2 12- O NYY C. Chambliss S. Mingori -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
7 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 8.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-8, Yankees' Tommy John facing 3-4-5
t7 1-8 0 --- KCR A. Otis T. John -1% 99% Single to CF
t7 1-8 0 1-- O KCR A. Cowens T. John 1% 99% Popfly: 2B
t7 1-8 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae T. John 0% 99% Strikeout
t7 1-8 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter T. John 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 8-1, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 7-8-9
b7 8-1 0 --- O NYY R. White S. Mingori -0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b7 8-1 1 --- NYY J. Spencer S. Mingori 0% 100% Single to RF
b7 8-1 1 1-- O NYY B. Dent S. Mingori -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b7 8-1 2 1-- NYY M. Rivers S. Mingori 0% 100% Single to RF; Spencer to 2B
b7 8-1 2 12- O NYY W. Randolph S. Mingori -0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 8.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-8, Yankees' Tommy John facing 7-8-9
t8 1-8 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan T. John 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 1-8 1 --- KCR F. Patek T. John -0% 100% Walk
t8 1-8 1 1-- KCR U. Washington T. John -0% 99% Walk; Patek to 2B
t8 1-8 1 12- R KCR W. Wilson T. John -1% 98% Single to CF; Patek Scores; Washington to 2B
t8 2-8 1 12- O KCR G. Brett T. John 1% 99% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Washington to 3B
t8 2-8 2 1-3 O KCR A. Otis T. John 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 8-2, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 3-4-5
b8 8-2 0 --- O NYY T. Munson S. Mingori -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 8-2 1 --- NYY G. Nettles S. Mingori 0% 100% Single to RF
b8 8-2 1 1-- NYY L. Piniella S. Mingori 0% 100% Single to CF; Nettles to 2B
b8 8-2 1 12- O NYY C. Chambliss S. Mingori -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 8-2 2 12- NYY R. White S. Mingori 0% 100% Walk; Nettles to 3B; Piniella to 2B
b8 8-2 2 123 O NYY J. Spencer S. Mingori -0% 100% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 8.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-8, Yankees' Tommy John facing 4-5-6
t9 2-8 0 --- KCR A. Cowens T. John -0% 99% Triple to LF
t9 2-8 0 --3 RO KCR H. McRae T. John 0% 100% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Cowens Scores
t9 3-8 1 --- O KCR D. Porter T. John 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 3-8 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan T. John 0% 100% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 8.

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