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Standings
MIL
@BAL
2
3
CLE
@BOS
2
3
TEX
@DET
2
3
CHW
@NYY
5
1
KCR
@TOR
10
3
PIT
@CHC
3
11
ATL
@CIN
2
5
HOU
@LAD
3
4
STL
@NYM
4
0
MON
@PHI
4
6
SDP
@SFG
4
0
Thursday, August 9, 1979, 8:08PM
, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 21,535, Time of Game: 2:18
White Sox
5
50-62
 Won 1 
5th, 13½ GB
at Yankees
1
61-52
 Lost 1 
4th, 14 GB
W: Rich Wortham (12-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  3  1   0  0  0   0  1  0    5 12  0
Yankees         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  2  1

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Squires 1B 5 0 3 1 0 1 5 .266 .324 .323 .646 0.050 0.47 0.083 -0.033 0.4 10 0 2B
Alan Bannister LF 3 0 1 0 2 0 5 .304 .362 .403 .765 -0.016 0.39 0.014 -0.030 0.1 3 0
Jorge Orta 2B 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .266 .359 .435 .794 0.031 0.54 0.049 -0.018 0.3 0 0 2B
   Kevin Bell PH-3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .212 .268 .269 .537 -0.024 0.28 0.000 -0.024 -0.8 0 1 GDP
Lamar Johnson DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .290 .359 .442 .801 0.000 0.56 0.042 -0.042 0.0
Chet Lemon CF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .306 .387 .490 .877 0.068 0.52 0.073 -0.005 1.1 7 0
Claudell Washington RF 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .259 .303 .429 .732 0.049 1.12 0.057 -0.008 0.3 2 0
   Rusty Torres PH-RF 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .269 .370 .454 .823 -0.025 0.38 0.004 -0.029 -0.4 0 0 GDP
Greg Pryor SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .278 .331 .343 .674 0.119 0.86 0.181 -0.062 0.7 1 1
Milt May C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .277 .340 .466 .806 -0.022 0.49 0.030 -0.052 -0.3 3 1
Jim Morrison 3B-2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .227 .282 .424 .706 -0.061 0.41 0.000 -0.061 -1.1 1 8
Rich Wortham P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 12 4 5 2 39 .353 .436 .412 .848 0.169 0.53 0.533 -0.364 0.4 27 11
2B: M Squires (7, off C Hunter); J Orta (16, off C Hunter).
TB: M Squires 4; C Lemon 3; J Orta 3; G Pryor; L Johnson; M May; A Bannister.
GIDP: R Torres (2); K Bell (2).
RBI: G Pryor (26); M May (26); L Johnson (48); M Squires (15).
2-out RBI: M Squires; M May.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Bell-J Morrison-M Squires.

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 0 0 0 0 4 .278 .378 .382 .760 -0.070 0.67 0.000 -0.070 -0.9 5 5
Bobby Murcer CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .250 .344 .360 .704 -0.052 0.50 0.000 -0.052 -0.7 1 1
Lou Piniella LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .305 .332 .445 .777 0.026 0.52 0.066 -0.040 0.5 4 1 HR
Reggie Jackson RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .293 .382 .543 .925 0.000 0.78 0.039 -0.039 -0.1 2 0 SB
Chris Chambliss 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .278 .319 .453 .772 -0.061 0.81 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 8 1
Graig Nettles 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .251 .332 .386 .718 -0.067 0.83 0.000 -0.067 -0.7 2 2
Lenny Randle DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.001 0.69 0.033 -0.033 -0.0
Brad Gulden C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .154 .214 .231 .445 -0.024 0.70 0.018 -0.041 -0.2 3 1
Bucky Dent SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .240 .296 .294 .589 -0.083 0.95 0.000 -0.083 -1.1 1 4 GDP
Catfish Hunter P 0 0
   Don Hood P 1 1
   Ken Clay P 0 0
Team Totals 28 1 2 1 2 3 30 .071 .133 .179 .312 -0.332 0.70 0.156 -0.486 -3.6 27 16
HR: L Piniella (11, off R Wortham, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
TB: L Piniella 4; L Randle.
GIDP: B Dent (5).
RBI: L Piniella (58).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 3. G Nettles-C Chambliss; B Dent-W Randolph-C Chambliss; G Nettles-W Randolph-C Chambliss.
E: W Randolph (12).
Outfield Assists: B Murcer (M Squires at 3rd base); L Piniella (M May at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: R Jackson (8, 2nd base off R Wortham/M May).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Wortham, W (12-11) 9 2 1 1 2 3 1 4.85 30 80 0.331 0.70 3.6
Team Totals 9 2 1 1 2 3 1 1.00 30 80 0.331 0.70 3.6

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Catfish Hunter, L (2-7) 2 7 4 2 1 0 0 4.97 13 29 -0.278 0.90 -3.4
Don Hood 6 4 1 1 4 0 0 2.85 22 1 0 0.105 0.41 2.5
Ken Clay 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.07 4 0 0 0.004 0.05 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 5 3 5 2 0 3.00 39 29 1 0 -0.169 0.53 -0.4
C Hunter faced 2 batters in the 3rd inning.
Balks: None.
WP: D Hood (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nick Bremigan, 1B - Steve Palermo, 2B - Bill Haller, 3B - Rich Garcia.
Time of Game: 2:18.
Attendance: 21,535.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 78° F.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 0 12- RR CHW G. Pryor C. Hunter 18% 77% Single to LF; Lemon Scores; Washington Scores/Adv on E4/unER/No RBI; Pryor to 3B
t2 2-0 2 --3 R CHW M. Squires C. Hunter 7% 76% Single to LF; Pryor Scores/unER
b4 0-4 1 --- R NYY L. Piniella R. Wortham -7% 81% Home Run (Deep RF); Piniella Scores
t2 0-0 0 1-- CHW C. Washington C. Hunter 6% 59% Walk; Lemon to 2B
t3 4-0 1 1-3 OO CHW G. Pryor D. Hood -5% 84% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHW M. Squires C. Hunter -2% 48% Double to CF; Squires out at 3B/CF-2B-3B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHW A. Bannister C. Hunter -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- CHW J. Orta C. Hunter 1% 47% Single to RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CHW L. Johnson C. Hunter -2% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Rich Wortham facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph R. Wortham 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYY B. Murcer R. Wortham 2% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYY L. Piniella R. Wortham 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- CHW C. Lemon C. Hunter 4% 54% Single to CF
t2 0-0 0 1-- CHW C. Washington C. Hunter 6% 59% Walk; Lemon to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- RR CHW G. Pryor C. Hunter 18% 77% Single to LF; Lemon Scores; Washington Scores/Adv on E4/unER/No RBI; Pryor to 3B
t2 2-0 0 --3 O CHW M. May C. Hunter -3% 74% Foul Flyball: C
t2 2-0 1 --3 O CHW J. Morrison C. Hunter -5% 69% Flyball: LF
t2 2-0 2 --3 R CHW M. Squires C. Hunter 7% 76% Single to LF; Pryor Scores/unER
t2 3-0 2 1-- O CHW A. Bannister C. Hunter -1% 75% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Rich Wortham facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- O NYY R. Jackson R. Wortham 2% 77% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-3 1 --- O NYY C. Chambliss R. Wortham 2% 79% Flyball: SS
b2 0-3 2 --- O NYY G. Nettles R. Wortham 1% 79% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 3-4-5
t3 3-0 0 --- CHW J. Orta C. Hunter 4% 83% Double to RF
t3 3-0 0 -2- R CHW L. Johnson C. Hunter 4% 87% Single to CF; Orta Scores
Don Hood replaces Catfish Hunter pitching
t3 4-0 0 1-- CHW C. Lemon D. Hood 2% 90% Single to CF; Johnson to 2B
t3 4-0 0 12- O CHW C. Washington D. Hood -1% 89% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Johnson to 3B
t3 4-0 1 1-3 OO CHW G. Pryor D. Hood -5% 84% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-4, White Sox' Rich Wortham facing 7-8-9
b3 0-4 0 --- NYY L. Randle R. Wortham -3% 80% Single to SS
b3 0-4 0 1-- O NYY B. Gulden R. Wortham 3% 83% Flyball: CF
b3 0-4 1 1-- O NYY B. Dent R. Wortham 2% 86% Flyball: CF
b3 0-4 2 1-- O NYY W. Randolph R. Wortham 2% 88% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Yankees 0.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Yankees' Don Hood facing 8-9-1
t4 4-0 0 --- O CHW M. May D. Hood -1% 87% Flyball: CF
t4 4-0 1 --- O CHW J. Morrison D. Hood -1% 86% Flyball: LF
t4 4-0 2 --- CHW M. Squires D. Hood 0% 87% Single to P
t4 4-0 2 1-- CHW A. Bannister D. Hood 0% 87% Wild Pitch; Squires to 2B
t4 4-0 2 -2- CHW A. Bannister D. Hood 0% 87% Walk
t4 4-0 2 12- O CHW J. Orta D. Hood -2% 86% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 4, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-4, White Sox' Rich Wortham facing 2-3-4
b4 0-4 0 --- O NYY B. Murcer R. Wortham 2% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-4 1 --- R NYY L. Piniella R. Wortham -7% 81% Home Run (Deep RF); Piniella Scores
b4 1-4 1 --- O NYY R. Jackson R. Wortham 2% 83% Flyball: LF
b4 1-4 2 --- O NYY C. Chambliss R. Wortham 1% 84% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Yankees 1.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Yankees' Don Hood facing 4-5-6
t5 4-1 0 --- O CHW L. Johnson D. Hood -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 4-1 1 --- CHW C. Lemon D. Hood 1% 84% Single to LF
Rusty Torres pinch hits for Claudell Washington (RF) batting 6th
t5 4-1 1 1-- OO CHW R. Torres D. Hood -3% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-4, White Sox' Rich Wortham facing 6-7-8
Rusty Torres moves from PH to RF
b5 1-4 0 --- O NYY G. Nettles R. Wortham 3% 83% Groundout: C-1B
b5 1-4 1 --- O NYY L. Randle R. Wortham 2% 85% Flyball: CF
b5 1-4 2 --- O NYY B. Gulden R. Wortham 1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Yankees 1.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Yankees' Don Hood facing 7-8-9
t6 4-1 0 --- O CHW G. Pryor D. Hood -1% 85% Flyball: RF
t6 4-1 1 --- O CHW M. May D. Hood -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 4-1 2 --- O CHW J. Morrison D. Hood -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-4, White Sox' Rich Wortham facing 9-1-2
b6 1-4 0 --- O NYY B. Dent R. Wortham 3% 87% Flyball: CF
b6 1-4 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph R. Wortham 2% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-4 2 --- O NYY B. Murcer R. Wortham 1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Yankees 1.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Yankees' Don Hood facing 1-2-3
t7 4-1 0 --- O CHW M. Squires D. Hood -1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 4-1 1 --- CHW A. Bannister D. Hood 1% 89% Walk
Kevin Bell pinch hits for Jorge Orta (2B) batting 3rd
t7 4-1 1 1-- OO CHW K. Bell D. Hood -2% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-4, White Sox' Rich Wortham facing 3-4-5
Jim Morrison moves from 3B to 2B
Kevin Bell moves from PH to 3B
b7 1-4 0 --- O NYY L. Piniella R. Wortham 3% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 1-4 1 --- NYY R. Jackson R. Wortham -3% 87% Walk
b7 1-4 1 1-- O NYY C. Chambliss R. Wortham 4% 90% Flyball: LF
b7 1-4 2 1-- NYY G. Nettles R. Wortham -1% 90% Jackson Steals 2B
b7 1-4 2 -2- O NYY G. Nettles R. Wortham 3% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Yankees 1.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Yankees' Don Hood facing 4-5-6
t8 4-1 0 --- O CHW L. Johnson D. Hood -1% 92% Groundout: P-1B
t8 4-1 1 --- O CHW C. Lemon D. Hood -1% 92% Lineout: SS
t8 4-1 2 --- CHW R. Torres D. Hood 0% 92% Walk
t8 4-1 2 1-- CHW G. Pryor D. Hood 1% 93% Walk; Torres to 2B
t8 4-1 2 12- RO CHW M. May D. Hood 3% 96% Single to LF; Torres Scores; Pryor to 3B; May out at 2B/LF-C-2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 5, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-5, White Sox' Rich Wortham facing 7-8-9
b8 1-5 0 --- O NYY L. Randle R. Wortham 2% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 1-5 1 --- NYY B. Gulden R. Wortham -2% 95% Walk
b8 1-5 1 1-- OO NYY B. Dent R. Wortham 3% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 5, Yankees 1.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-1, Yankees' Ken Clay facing 9-1-2
Ken Clay replaces Don Hood pitching
t9 5-1 0 --- O CHW J. Morrison K. Clay -0% 98% Strikeout
t9 5-1 1 --- O CHW M. Squires K. Clay -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-1 2 --- CHW A. Bannister K. Clay 0% 98% Single to LF
t9 5-1 2 1-- O CHW K. Bell K. Clay -0% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 5, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-5, White Sox' Rich Wortham facing 1-2-3
b9 1-5 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph R. Wortham 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b9 1-5 1 --- O NYY B. Murcer R. Wortham 1% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 1-5 2 --- O NYY L. Piniella R. Wortham 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 5, Yankees 1.

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