Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Box Scores > 1985 > May 4, 1985, Royals at Yankees Play by Play and Box Score

View a short video showing advanced box score features / click orange/red text for additional info

Scores
Standings
MIL
@CAL
3
4
TEX
@CLE
1
3
CHW
@DET
1
7
BAL
@MIN
6
8
KCR
@NYY
2
5
BOS
@OAK
5
4
TOR
@SEA
1
8
MON
@ATL
9
3
SDP
@CHC
8
12
NYM
@CIN
2
14
HOU
@PHI
5
7
 
(13)
LAD
@PIT
6
5
 
(10)
SFG
@STL
4
6
Saturday, May 4, 1985,
, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 22,532, Time of Game: 2:14
Royals
2
11-11
 Lost 3 
3rd, 3½ GB
at Yankees
5
9-12
 Won 3 
5th, 4½ GB
W: Ron Guidry (2-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    2  4  1
Yankees         1  0  0   0  1  0   3  0  X    5  9  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .298 .769 -0.074 0.70 0.000 -0.074 -0.7 6 0
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .593 -0.084 0.83 0.000 -0.084 -0.7 1 2
George Brett 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .321 .998 0.141 0.73 0.177 -0.037 0.7 1 0 HR
Hal McRae DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 .176 .610 -0.027 0.66 0.020 -0.047 -0.2
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .244 .689 -0.090 0.88 0.000 -0.090 -0.9 8 0
Darryl Motley LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 .177 .577 0.047 1.10 0.105 -0.058 0.6 3 1 HR
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .573 -0.065 0.86 0.000 -0.065 -0.5 0 0
Greg Pryor SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .238 .685 -0.024 0.87 0.026 -0.050 -0.1 1 5
Lynn Jones RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.074 0.99 0.000 -0.074 -0.7 4 0
Charlie Leibrandt P 0 0
   Mike Jones P 0 1
Team Totals 31 2 4 2 1 4 .129 .479 -0.250 0.83 0.328 -0.579 -2.5 24 9
HR: G Brett (3, off R Guidry; 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out); D Motley (3, off R Guidry; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: G Brett 5; D Motley 4; G Pryor.
RBI: D Motley (5); G Brett (12).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 2. F White-G Pryor-S Balboni; D Motley-S Balboni.
E: G Pryor (2).
Outfield Assists: D Motley (D Baylor at 1st base).

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson CF-LF 4 1 3 0 0 0 .250 .722 0.120 1.31 0.149 -0.029 1.4 4 0 2B,SB
Don Mattingly 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .321 .793 -0.139 1.54 0.021 -0.160 -1.4 12 0 GDP
Dave Winfield RF 2 1 0 0 2 0 .253 .729 0.285 1.52 0.297 -0.012 1.6 5 0 SB,IW
Don Baylor DH 3 1 3 4 0 0 .296 .900 0.332 1.90 0.332 0.000 3.1 HR,SF
Butch Wynegar C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .735 -0.191 1.42 0.000 -0.191 -2.0 4 0
Willie Randolph 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .208 .546 -0.032 0.77 0.028 -0.060 -0.5 0 1 SB
Dale Berra 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .317 .756 -0.025 0.80 0.043 -0.067 -0.2 0 3 2B
Billy Sample LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .525 -0.080 0.80 0.000 -0.080 -0.8 1 0
   Henry Cotto CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .742 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bob Meacham SS 2 1 0 0 1 0 .262 .652 -0.022 1.34 0.055 -0.077 -0.2 1 4 SB
Ron Guidry P 0 3
Team Totals 31 5 9 4 3 0 .290 .794 0.248 1.26 0.925 -0.676 1.0 27 11
2B: D Berra (3, off C Leibrandt); R Henderson (2, off C Leibrandt).
HR: D Baylor (3, off C Leibrandt; 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
SF: D Baylor (1, off C Leibrandt).
IBB: D Winfield (2, by C Leibrandt).
TB: D Baylor 6; R Henderson 4; D Berra 2; W Randolph; D Mattingly.
GIDP: D Mattingly (4).
RBI: D Baylor 4 (15).
2-out RBI: D Baylor 3.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: D Winfield (3, 2nd base off C Leibrandt/J Sundberg); B Meacham (3, 2nd base off C Leibrandt/J Sundberg); W Randolph (1, 2nd base off C Leibrandt/J Sundberg); R Henderson (5, 3rd base off C Leibrandt/J Sundberg).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Leibrandt, L (3-1) 7 9 5 2 3 0 1 1.85 32 42 -0.255 1.36 -1.5
Mike Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.75 3 0 0 0.006 0.08 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 5 2 3 0 1 2.25 35 42 0 0 -0.249 1.26 -1.0

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Guidry, W (2-3) 9 4 2 2 1 4 2 3.76 32 74 0.251 0.83 2.5
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 1 4 2 2.00 32 74 0.251 0.83 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: C Leibrandt (1; D Winfield).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Tim Welke, 2B - Joe Brinkman, 3B - Terry Cooney.
Time of Game: 2:14.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         New York Yankees
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Rickey Henderson CF
2 Frank White 2B 2 Don Mattingly 1B
3 George Brett 3B 3 Dave Winfield RF
4 Hal McRae DH 4 Don Baylor DH
5 Steve Balboni 1B 5 Butch Wynegar C
6 Darryl Motley LF 6 Willie Randolph 2B
7 Jim Sundberg C 7 Dale Berra 3B
8 Greg Pryor SS 8 Billy Sample LF
9 Lynn Jones RF 9 Bob Meacham SS
Charlie Leibrandt P Ron Guidry P

Win Probability Chart

Explanation of WPA  · Mouse over chart for play descriptions  · See below chart for tools  · Direct Link in URL Bar

Clear Chart
Big Plays
Scoring Plays
Fix Chart in View While Scrolling

Hold mouse over play on chart to see description of play.
Leverage is shown below the chart Low to High.

Top 5 Plays

View Pitches · wWE and wWPA Explanation
Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 2-2 2 1-- R NYY D. Winfield C. Leibrandt 24% 78% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Mattingly Scores/No RBI/No RBI/unER; Winfield to 3B
t6 1-2 1 --- R KCR G. Brett R. Guidry -17% 53% Home Run
b7 3-2 2 --3 RR NYY D. Baylor C. Leibrandt 15% 93% Home Run; Winfield Scores/unER; Baylor Scores/unER
b5 1-1 2 123 R NYY D. Baylor C. Leibrandt 14% 73% Single (Ground Ball); Meacham Scores; Henderson to 3B; Winfield to 2B
t2 0-1 0 --- R KCR D. Motley R. Guidry -11% 50% Home Run

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 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Guidry 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. White R. Guidry 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett R. Guidry -1% 53% Single (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 2 1-- KCR H. McRae R. Guidry -2% 51% Walk; Brett to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O KCR S. Balboni R. Guidry 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- NYY R. Henderson C. Leibrandt 6% 61% Double
b1 0-0 0 -2- O NYY D. Mattingly C. Leibrandt -4% 57% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 -2- NYY D. Winfield C. Leibrandt 2% 59% Walk
b1 0-0 1 12- NYY D. Baylor C. Leibrandt 3% 61% Henderson Steals 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 NYY D. Baylor C. Leibrandt 2% 63% Winfield Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -23 RO NYY D. Baylor C. Leibrandt 0% 64% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Henderson Scores; Winfield to 3B
b1 1-0 2 --3 O NYY B. Wynegar C. Leibrandt -3% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- R KCR D. Motley R. Guidry -11% 50% Home Run
t2 1-1 0 --- O KCR J. Sundberg R. Guidry 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 1-1 1 --- KCR G. Pryor R. Guidry -3% 50% Single (Ground Ball)
t2 1-1 1 1-- O KCR L. Jones R. Guidry 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t2 1-1 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson R. Guidry 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph C. Leibrandt -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-1 1 --- NYY D. Berra C. Leibrandt 4% 57% Double
b2 1-1 1 -2- O NYY B. Sample C. Leibrandt -3% 54% Flyball: CF; Berra to 3B
b2 1-1 2 --3 O NYY B. Meacham C. Leibrandt -4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 2-3-4
t3 1-1 0 --- O KCR F. White R. Guidry 3% 53% Groundout: P-1B
t3 1-1 1 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Guidry 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t3 1-1 2 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Guidry 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- NYY R. Henderson C. Leibrandt 4% 59% Single (Ground Ball)
b3 1-1 0 1-- OO NYY D. Mattingly C. Leibrandt -8% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b3 1-1 2 --- O NYY D. Winfield C. Leibrandt -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 5-6-7
t4 1-1 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni R. Guidry 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-1 1 --- O KCR D. Motley R. Guidry 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-1 2 --- O KCR J. Sundberg R. Guidry 1% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 4-5-6
b4 1-1 0 --- NYY D. Baylor C. Leibrandt 4% 60% Single
b4 1-1 0 1-- OO NYY B. Wynegar C. Leibrandt -9% 51% Line Drive Double Play: LF-1B
b4 1-1 2 --- NYY W. Randolph C. Leibrandt 1% 53% Single
b4 1-1 2 1-- NYY D. Berra C. Leibrandt 1% 54% Randolph Steals 2B
b4 1-1 2 -2- O NYY D. Berra C. Leibrandt -4% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- O KCR G. Pryor R. Guidry 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-1 1 --- O KCR L. Jones R. Guidry 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-1 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Guidry 1% 57% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 8-9-1
b5 1-1 0 --- O NYY B. Sample C. Leibrandt -3% 54% Flyball: CF
b5 1-1 1 --- NYY B. Meacham C. Leibrandt 3% 57% Walk
b5 1-1 1 1-- NYY R. Henderson C. Leibrandt 2% 59% Meacham Steals 2B
b5 1-1 1 -2- NYY R. Henderson C. Leibrandt 2% 61% Single (Ground Ball); Meacham stays at 2B
b5 1-1 1 12- O NYY D. Mattingly C. Leibrandt -4% 58% Flyball: RF; Meacham to 3B; Henderson to 2B
b5 1-1 2 -23 NYY D. Winfield C. Leibrandt 2% 59% Intentional Walk
b5 1-1 2 123 R NYY D. Baylor C. Leibrandt 14% 73% Single (Ground Ball); Meacham Scores; Henderson to 3B; Winfield to 2B
b5 2-1 2 123 O NYY B. Wynegar C. Leibrandt -7% 66% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 2-3-4
t6 1-2 0 --- O KCR F. White R. Guidry 4% 70% Flyball: RF
t6 1-2 1 --- R KCR G. Brett R. Guidry -17% 53% Home Run
t6 2-2 1 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Guidry 2% 56% Flyball: CF
t6 2-2 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni R. Guidry 2% 58% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 6-7-8
b6 2-2 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph C. Leibrandt -3% 54% Flyball: LF
b6 2-2 1 --- O NYY D. Berra C. Leibrandt -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-2 2 --- O NYY B. Sample C. Leibrandt -2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 6-7-8
t7 2-2 0 --- O KCR D. Motley R. Guidry 4% 54% Flyball: RF
t7 2-2 1 --- O KCR J. Sundberg R. Guidry 3% 57% Groundout: P-1B
t7 2-2 2 --- O KCR G. Pryor R. Guidry 2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 9-1-2
b7 2-2 0 --- O NYY B. Meacham C. Leibrandt -4% 55% Flyball: CF
b7 2-2 1 --- O NYY R. Henderson C. Leibrandt -3% 52% Flyball: RF
b7 2-2 2 --- NYY D. Mattingly C. Leibrandt 2% 54% Single
b7 2-2 2 1-- R NYY D. Winfield C. Leibrandt 24% 78% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Mattingly Scores/No RBI/No RBI/unER; Winfield to 3B
b7 3-2 2 --3 RR NYY D. Baylor C. Leibrandt 15% 93% Home Run; Winfield Scores/unER; Baylor Scores/unER
b7 5-2 2 --- O NYY B. Wynegar C. Leibrandt -0% 93% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 9-1-2
t8 2-5 0 --- O KCR L. Jones R. Guidry 2% 95% Groundout: P-1B
t8 2-5 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Guidry 1% 97% Strikeout
t8 2-5 2 --- O KCR F. White R. Guidry 1% 97% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Mike Jones facing 6-7-8
Mike Jones replaces Charlie Leibrandt pitching
b8 5-2 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph M. Jones -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 5-2 1 --- O NYY D. Berra M. Jones -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 5-2 2 --- O NYY B. Sample M. Jones -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 3-4-5
Rickey Henderson moves from CF to LF
Henry Cotto replaces Billy Sample (LF) playing CF batting 8th
t9 2-5 0 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Guidry 2% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 2-5 1 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Guidry 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-5 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni R. Guidry 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 5.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:NYA198505040
BackToBaseball.com Game Playback

  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

Box scores and play-by-play outputs produced by Sports Reference LLC. All Rights Reserved.