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BAL
@BOS
2
6
MIL
@CAL
5
8
TOR
@CLE
3
8
MIN
@KCR
7
6
CHW
@OAK
5
1
LAD
@ATL
3
6
PHI
@CHC
23
22
 
(10)
SFG
@HOU
3
0
NYM
@PIT
5
6
MON
@STL
3
2
 
(11)
Thursday, May 17, 1979,
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 1,634, Time of Game: 2:08
White Sox
5
18-17
 Won 3 
5th, 5 GB
at Athletics
1
12-25
 Lost 7 
6th, 12 GB
W: Ken Kravec (3-3)
L: Rick Langford (1-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  0  2   0  0  0   0  3  0    5  6  0
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  2  2

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ralph Garr LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .327 .352 .500 .852 -0.057 1.25 0.036 -0.093 -0.6 4 0 SH
   Rusty Torres LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .400 .250 .650 0.001 0.02 0.001 0.000 0.1 0 0
Claudell Washington RF 4 1 1 2 1 0 5 .299 .323 .483 .806 0.124 1.10 0.211 -0.087 0.8 3 0 GDP,IW
Chet Lemon CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .341 .439 .515 .954 0.090 0.92 0.130 -0.040 0.9 1 0 HBP
Eric Soderholm 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .290 .360 .427 .787 -0.048 0.82 0.010 -0.058 -0.3 0 2
Alan Bannister 2B 3 0 1 2 1 1 4 .350 .442 .462 .904 0.073 0.80 0.101 -0.029 1.7 4 3
Jorge Orta DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .183 .317 .232 .549 -0.048 0.51 0.000 -0.048 -0.6
   Wayne Nordhagen PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .283 .262 .545 -0.006 0.26 0.000 -0.006 -0.5
Bill Nahorodny C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .234 .286 .469 .754 -0.072 0.69 0.000 -0.072 -1.3 8 0
Mike Squires 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .264 .333 .358 .692 -0.014 0.57 0.028 -0.042 -0.5 7 0
Greg Pryor SS 4 2 1 0 0 0 4 .317 .336 .386 .723 0.096 0.65 0.106 -0.010 0.8 0 5
Ken Kravec P 0 0
   Mike Proly P 0 0
Team Totals 32 5 6 5 4 3 38 .188 .297 .188 .485 0.139 0.79 0.623 -0.485 0.6 27 10
SH: R Garr (2, off R Langford).
IBB: C Washington (1, by R Langford).
HBP: C Lemon (5, by R Langford).
TB: G Pryor; R Garr; C Lemon; C Washington; R Torres; A Bannister.
GIDP: C Washington (4).
RBI: C Washington 2 (18); A Bannister 2 (18); C Lemon (15).
2-out RBI: C Washington 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Pryor-A Bannister-M Squires.

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Miguel Dilone RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .210 .264 .309 .573 -0.108 1.09 0.000 -0.108 -1.0 2 0
Larry Murray CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .208 .278 .264 .542 -0.036 0.71 0.024 -0.060 -0.4 3 0
Mario Guerrero SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .234 .241 .247 .487 -0.082 0.82 0.000 -0.082 -0.9 2 1
Jeff Newman 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .206 .233 .392 .625 0.098 0.83 0.145 -0.047 0.5 11 1 HR
Mitchell Page DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .200 .283 .304 .587 -0.058 0.84 0.016 -0.073 -0.4
Mickey Klutts 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .206 .286 .302 .587 -0.080 1.03 0.000 -0.080 -0.5 1 2
Derek Bryant LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .115 .207 .115 .322 0.018 0.87 0.053 -0.035 0.2 3 0
Jim Essian C 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 .238 .269 .333 .602 0.023 1.26 0.072 -0.049 0.4 3 0
Mike Edwards 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .198 .234 .245 .480 -0.138 1.53 0.000 -0.138 -1.2 1 5 GDP
Rick Langford P 1 2
   Steve McCatty P 0 0
   Bob Lacey P 0 0
Team Totals 28 1 2 1 4 8 32 .071 .188 .179 .366 -0.363 0.98 0.310 -0.672 -3.4 27 11
HR: J Newman (5, off K Kravec, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: J Newman 4; J Essian.
GIDP: M Edwards (3).
RBI: J Newman (18).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Edwards-M Guerrero-J Newman.
E: M Guerrero (5); M Dilone (2).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Kravec, W (3-3) 7 2 1 1 3 6 1 3.75 25 72 0.317 1.11 2.5
Mike Proly 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.60 7 0 0 0.045 0.51 1.0
Team Totals 9 2 1 1 4 8 1 1.00 32 72 0 0 0.362 0.98 3.4

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Langford, L (1-6) 7.1 4 5 4 3 2 0 5.73 30 51 -0.088 0.90 -0.2
Steve McCatty 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.90 2 2 2 -0.066 1.17 -1.7
Bob Lacey 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.74 6 2 0 0.016 0.12 1.4
Team Totals 9 6 5 4 4 3 0 4.00 38 51 4 2 -0.138 0.79 -0.6
S McCatty faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: R Langford (1).
WP: R Langford (4).
HBP: R Langford (1; C Lemon).
IBB: R Langford (1; C Washington).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Roy Roth, 1B - Tony Patch, 2B - Rick Reed, 3B - Terry Cooney.
Time of Game: 2:08.
Attendance: 1,634.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Oakland Athletics
1 Ralph Garr LF 1 Miguel Dilone RF
2 Claudell Washingto RF 2 Larry Murray CF
3 Chet Lemon CF 3 Mario Guerrero SS
4 Eric Soderholm 3B 4 Jeff Newman 1B
5 Alan Bannister 2B 5 Mitchell Page DH
6 Jorge Orta DH 6 Mickey Klutts 3B
7 Bill Nahorodny C 7 Derek Bryant LF
8 Mike Squires 1B 8 Jim Essian C
9 Greg Pryor SS 9 Mike Edwards 2B
Ken Kravec P Rick Langford P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 2 -23 RR CHW C. Washington R. Langford 20% 71% Single to RF; Squires Scores; Pryor Scores; Washington to 3B/Adv on E9
b7 0-2 0 --- R OAK J. Newman K. Kravec -14% 64% Home Run
t8 2-1 1 12- R CHW C. Lemon R. Langford 12% 91% Single to CF; Pryor Scores/unER; Washington to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO CHW C. Washington R. Langford -7% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 1-- CHW G. Pryor R. Langford 7% 58% Single to CF; Squires to 3B

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, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHW R. Garr R. Langford 4% 54% Single to SS
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO CHW C. Washington R. Langford -7% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHW C. Lemon R. Langford -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O OAK M. Dilone K. Kravec 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- OAK L. Murray K. Kravec -2% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- O OAK M. Guerrero K. Kravec 3% 48% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-- O OAK J. Newman K. Kravec 2% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHW E. Soderholm R. Langford -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O CHW A. Bannister R. Langford -2% 46% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O CHW J. Orta R. Langford -1% 45% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O OAK M. Page K. Kravec 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O OAK M. Klutts K. Kravec 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 --- O OAK D. Bryant K. Kravec 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O CHW B. Nahorodny R. Langford -3% 47% Flyball: 1B
t3 0-0 1 --- CHW M. Squires R. Langford 3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- CHW G. Pryor R. Langford 7% 58% Single to CF; Squires to 3B
t3 0-0 1 1-3 O CHW R. Garr R. Langford -6% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B; Pryor to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -23 RR CHW C. Washington R. Langford 20% 71% Single to RF; Squires Scores; Pryor Scores; Washington to 3B/Adv on E9
t3 2-0 2 --3 O CHW C. Lemon R. Langford -3% 68% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- OAK J. Essian K. Kravec -4% 63% Single to LF
b3 0-2 0 1-- O OAK M. Edwards K. Kravec 4% 68% Strikeout
b3 0-2 1 1-- O OAK M. Dilone K. Kravec 3% 71% Strikeout
b3 0-2 2 1-- O OAK L. Murray K. Kravec 3% 73% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 4-5-6
t4 2-0 0 --- O CHW E. Soderholm R. Langford -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-0 1 --- O CHW A. Bannister R. Langford -1% 71% Strikeout
t4 2-0 2 --- O CHW J. Orta R. Langford -1% 70% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- O OAK M. Guerrero K. Kravec 3% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- O OAK J. Newman K. Kravec 2% 74% Foul Flyball: LF
b4 0-2 2 --- OAK M. Page K. Kravec -2% 73% Walk
b4 0-2 2 1-- O OAK M. Klutts K. Kravec 3% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 7-8-9
t5 2-0 0 --- O CHW B. Nahorodny R. Langford -2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-0 1 --- O CHW M. Squires R. Langford -1% 73% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 2-0 2 --- O CHW G. Pryor R. Langford -1% 72% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 7-8-9
b5 0-2 0 --- OAK D. Bryant K. Kravec -5% 67% Walk
b5 0-2 0 1-- O OAK J. Essian K. Kravec 5% 71% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-2 1 1-- OO OAK M. Edwards K. Kravec 7% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 1-2-3
t6 2-0 0 --- O CHW R. Garr R. Langford -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-0 1 --- O CHW C. Washington R. Langford -1% 76% Flyball: RF
t6 2-0 2 --- CHW C. Lemon R. Langford 1% 77% Hit By Pitch
t6 2-0 2 1-- O CHW E. Soderholm R. Langford -2% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 1-2-3
b6 0-2 0 --- O OAK M. Dilone K. Kravec 3% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-2 1 --- O OAK L. Murray K. Kravec 2% 81% Strikeout
b6 0-2 2 --- O OAK M. Guerrero K. Kravec 1% 82% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 5-6-7
t7 2-0 0 --- CHW A. Bannister R. Langford 2% 84% Walk
t7 2-0 0 1-- CHW J. Orta R. Langford 2% 86% Balk; Bannister to 2B
t7 2-0 0 -2- O CHW J. Orta R. Langford -3% 83% Flyball: LF
t7 2-0 1 -2- O CHW B. Nahorodny R. Langford -2% 81% Strikeout
t7 2-0 2 -2- CHW M. Squires R. Langford 0% 81% Wild Pitch; Bannister to 3B
t7 2-0 2 --3 O CHW M. Squires R. Langford -3% 79% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 4-5-6
b7 0-2 0 --- R OAK J. Newman K. Kravec -14% 64% Home Run
b7 1-2 0 --- O OAK M. Page K. Kravec 5% 69% Strikeout
b7 1-2 1 --- O OAK M. Klutts K. Kravec 3% 73% Flyball: CF
b7 1-2 2 --- O OAK D. Bryant K. Kravec 2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 9-1-2
t8 2-1 0 --- CHW G. Pryor R. Langford 3% 78% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t8 2-1 0 1-- O CHW R. Garr R. Langford -1% 77% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Pryor to 2B
t8 2-1 1 -2- CHW C. Washington R. Langford 1% 78% Intentional Walk
t8 2-1 1 12- R CHW C. Lemon R. Langford 12% 91% Single to CF; Pryor Scores/unER; Washington to 3B
Steve McCatty replaces Rick Langford pitching
t8 3-1 1 1-3 CHW E. Soderholm S. McCatty 1% 92% Walk; Lemon to 2B
t8 3-1 1 123 RR CHW A. Bannister S. McCatty 6% 97% Single to CF; Washington Scores; Lemon Scores; Soderholm to 2B
Bob Lacey replaces Steve McCatty pitching
Wayne Nordhagen pinch hits for Jorge Orta (DH) batting 6th
t8 5-1 1 12- O CHW W. Nordhagen B. Lacey -1% 96% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t8 5-1 2 12- O CHW B. Nahorodny B. Lacey -1% 96% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. White Sox 5, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-5, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 8-9-1
Mike Proly replaces Ken Kravec pitching
Rusty Torres replaces Ralph Garr playing LF batting 1st
b8 1-5 0 --- OAK J. Essian M. Proly -3% 93% Walk
b8 1-5 0 1-- O OAK M. Edwards M. Proly 3% 96% Strikeout
b8 1-5 1 1-- O OAK M. Dilone M. Proly 2% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b8 1-5 2 1-- O OAK L. Murray M. Proly 1% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 5, Athletics 1.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-1, Athletics' Bob Lacey facing 8-9-1
t9 5-1 0 --- O CHW M. Squires B. Lacey -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-1 1 --- O CHW G. Pryor B. Lacey -0% 98% Lineout: SS
t9 5-1 2 --- CHW R. Torres B. Lacey 0% 98% Single to LF
t9 5-1 2 1-- O CHW C. Washington B. Lacey -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 5, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-5, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 3-4-5
b9 1-5 0 --- O OAK M. Guerrero M. Proly 1% 99% Flyball: RF
b9 1-5 1 --- O OAK J. Newman M. Proly 1% 100% Strikeout
b9 1-5 2 --- O OAK M. Page M. Proly 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 5, Athletics 1.

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