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DET
@BAL
6
4
TOR
@BOS
4
8
KCR
@CAL
5
2
MIN
@CHW
4
3
MIN
@CHW
7
1
CLE
@NYY
2
8
TEX
@OAK
5
1
TEX
@OAK
7
2
MIL
@SEA
7
4
 
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LAD
@ATL
2
4
SFG
@CIN
7
8
SDP
@HOU
1
4
PHI
@MON
5
2
CHC
@PIT
5
0
NYM
@STL
6
2
Sunday, June 24, 1979,
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:35
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Rangers
5
38-33
 Won 2 
2nd, 2 GB
at Athletics
1
22-51
 Lost 2 
7th, 20 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  0   0  5  0   0  0  0    5  9  1
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  7  0

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bump Wills 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .252 .322 .293 .615 0.054 0.71 0.083 -0.028 0.3 3 2
Buddy Bell 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .275 .316 .394 .710 0.028 1.24 0.106 -0.078 -0.1 1 0 GDP
Pat Putnam 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .289 .318 .476 .794 0.136 1.30 0.182 -0.045 1.1 7 1
John Ellis DH 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .268 .289 .458 .746 0.162 0.85 0.190 -0.028 2.4 HR,2B
Oscar Gamble RF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .412 .527 .671 1.198 0.015 0.66 0.042 -0.027 0.8 6 1
   LaRue Washington CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Billy Sample LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .277 .376 .372 .747 -0.040 0.86 0.000 -0.040 -1.3 1 0 SH,GDP
Johnny Grubb CF-RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .264 .319 .440 .759 -0.008 0.52 0.012 -0.020 -0.3 4 0 IW
Jim Sundberg C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .216 .275 .301 .576 -0.113 1.02 0.000 -0.113 -1.5 4 1
Larvell Blanks SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .258 .333 .306 .640 -0.046 1.34 0.033 -0.079 -0.7 0 0
   Nelson Norman SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .190 .252 .239 .491 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 1 1
John Henry Johnson P 0 1
   Jim Kern P 0 0
Team Totals 32 5 9 5 4 3 37 .281 .361 .406 .767 0.187 0.90 0.648 -0.459 0.6 27 7
2B: J Ellis (6, off M Keough).
HR: J Ellis (7, off M Keough, 5th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: B Sample (4, off M Keough).
IBB: J Grubb (1, by M Keough).
TB: J Ellis 6; B Wills 2; O Gamble; P Putnam; J Grubb; B Bell; L Blanks.
GIDP: B Sample (4); B Bell (6).
RBI: J Ellis 3 (31); P Putnam 2 (30).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. O Gamble-J Sundberg.
E: P Putnam (1).
Outfield Assists: O Gamble (R Henderson at home plate).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .500 .750 1.250 0.089 0.58 0.099 -0.010 0.8 4 0 2B,SB
Dave Chalk SS 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .258 .303 .290 .593 0.082 0.90 0.114 -0.031 1.2 0 5
Wayne Gross 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .247 .373 .434 .806 -0.062 1.23 0.054 -0.116 -0.7 0 4
Jeff Newman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .228 .247 .412 .659 -0.202 1.39 0.000 -0.202 -2.2 12 0
Mike Heath C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .300 .417 .600 1.017 -0.070 0.92 0.008 -0.078 -0.7 3 0
Mitchell Page DH 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .248 .326 .354 .681 0.016 0.83 0.082 -0.066 0.6 CS
Tony Armas CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .226 .267 .369 .636 -0.062 0.79 0.013 -0.075 -0.8 3 1
Mike Edwards 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .232 .271 .290 .560 -0.060 0.56 0.000 -0.060 -0.9 3 6
Larry Murray RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .191 .275 .277 .551 -0.045 0.45 0.000 -0.045 -0.7 2 0
Matt Keough P 0 1
Team Totals 32 1 7 1 4 2 36 .219 .306 .250 .556 -0.314 0.86 0.370 -0.683 -3.4 27 17
2B: R Henderson (1, off J Johnson).
TB: R Henderson 3; M Page 2; D Chalk 2; W Gross.
RBI: M Page (23).
2-out RBI: M Page.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Chalk-M Edwards-J Newman; W Gross-M Edwards-J Newman.
Outfield Assists: T Armas (J Grubb at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: R Henderson (1, 2nd base off J Johnson/J Sundberg).
CS: M Page (10, 2nd base by J Johnson/J Sundberg).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Henry Johnson, W (4-8) 7 6 1 1 4 1 0 4.00 29 58 0.241 0.85 2.1
Jim Kern 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.57 7 1 0 0.073 0.92 1.4
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 4 2 0 1.00 36 58 1 0 0.314 0.86 3.4
J Johnson faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Matt Keough, L (0-9) 9 9 5 5 4 3 1 5.56 37 48 -0.186 0.90 -0.6
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 4 3 1 5.00 37 48 -0.186 0.90 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: M Keough (1; J Grubb).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Reilly, 1B - John Shulock, 2B - Terry Cooney, 3B - Bill Kunkel.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Oakland Athletics
1 Bump Wills 2B 1 Rickey Henderson LF
2 Buddy Bell 3B 2 Dave Chalk SS
3 Pat Putnam 1B 3 Wayne Gross 3B
4 John Ellis DH 4 Jeff Newman 1B
5 Oscar Gamble RF 5 Mike Heath C
6 Billy Sample LF 6 Mitchell Page DH
7 Johnny Grubb CF 7 Tony Armas CF
8 Jim Sundberg C 8 Mike Edwards 2B
9 Larvell Blanks SS 9 Larry Murray RF
John Henry Johnson P Matt Keough P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-0 1 123 RR TEX P. Putnam M. Keough 18% 81% Single to CF; Blanks Scores; Wills Scores; Bell to 3B
t5 2-0 1 1-3 RRR TEX J. Ellis M. Keough 13% 94% Home Run; Bell Scores; Putnam Scores
b1 0-0 1 1-3 OO OAK J. Newman J. Johnson 11% 50% Double Play: Flyball: RF; Henderson out at Hm/RF-C
t2 0-0 1 123 O TEX J. Sundberg M. Keough -8% 53% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-0 1 12- TEX B. Bell M. Keough 8% 63% Single to LF; Blanks to 3B; Wills to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- TEX B. Wills M. Keough 4% 54% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO TEX B. Bell M. Keough -7% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O TEX P. Putnam M. Keough -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' John Henry Johnson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- OAK R. Henderson J. Johnson -6% 39% Double to RF
b1 0-0 0 -2- OAK D. Chalk J. Johnson -6% 33% Single to RF; Henderson to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-3 OAK W. Gross J. Johnson 0% 33% E3 on Foul Ball
b1 0-0 0 1-3 O OAK W. Gross J. Johnson 6% 39% Flyball: 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 OO OAK J. Newman J. Johnson 11% 50% Double Play: Flyball: RF; Henderson out at Hm/RF-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- TEX J. Ellis M. Keough 6% 56% Double to CF
t2 0-0 0 -2- TEX O. Gamble M. Keough 3% 60% Walk
t2 0-0 0 12- O TEX B. Sample M. Keough -0% 59% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Ellis to 3B; Gamble to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -23 TEX J. Grubb M. Keough 1% 60% Intentional Walk
t2 0-0 1 123 O TEX J. Sundberg M. Keough -8% 53% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 123 O TEX L. Blanks M. Keough -8% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' John Henry Johnson facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O OAK M. Heath J. Johnson 2% 47% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- OAK M. Page J. Johnson -3% 45% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- O OAK T. Armas J. Johnson 4% 49% Page Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b2 0-0 2 --- OAK T. Armas J. Johnson -1% 48% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- O OAK M. Edwards J. Johnson 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O TEX B. Wills M. Keough -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- TEX B. Bell M. Keough 3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- O TEX P. Putnam M. Keough -3% 47% Lineout: RF
t3 0-0 2 1-- O TEX J. Ellis M. Keough -3% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' John Henry Johnson facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O OAK L. Murray J. Johnson 2% 47% Flyball: 2B
b3 0-0 1 --- OAK R. Henderson J. Johnson -3% 44% Single to LF
b3 0-0 1 1-- O OAK D. Chalk J. Johnson 3% 47% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 2 1-- OAK W. Gross J. Johnson -1% 46% Henderson Steals 2B
b3 0-0 2 -2- O OAK W. Gross J. Johnson 4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- O TEX O. Gamble M. Keough -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O TEX B. Sample M. Keough -2% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O TEX J. Grubb M. Keough -1% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' John Henry Johnson facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- O OAK J. Newman J. Johnson 3% 47% Foul Flyball: C
b4 0-0 1 --- O OAK M. Heath J. Johnson 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b4 0-0 2 --- OAK M. Page J. Johnson -1% 47% Single to LF
b4 0-0 2 1-- O OAK T. Armas J. Johnson 3% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg M. Keough -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t5 0-0 1 --- TEX L. Blanks M. Keough 3% 50% Single to 2B
t5 0-0 1 1-- TEX B. Wills M. Keough 5% 55% Single to RF; Blanks to 2B
t5 0-0 1 12- TEX B. Bell M. Keough 8% 63% Single to LF; Blanks to 3B; Wills to 2B
t5 0-0 1 123 RR TEX P. Putnam M. Keough 18% 81% Single to CF; Blanks Scores; Wills Scores; Bell to 3B
t5 2-0 1 1-3 RRR TEX J. Ellis M. Keough 13% 94% Home Run; Bell Scores; Putnam Scores
t5 5-0 1 --- TEX O. Gamble M. Keough 1% 94% Single to P
t5 5-0 1 1-- O TEX B. Sample M. Keough -1% 93% Flyball: CF
t5 5-0 2 1-- O TEX J. Grubb M. Keough -1% 93% Single to CF; Gamble to 3B; Grubb out at 2B/CF-3B-2B-1B
5 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-5, Rangers' John Henry Johnson facing 8-9-1
b5 0-5 0 --- O OAK M. Edwards J. Johnson 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-5 1 --- O OAK L. Murray J. Johnson 1% 95% Foul Flyball: 1B
b5 0-5 2 --- O OAK R. Henderson J. Johnson 0% 96% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Athletics 0.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-0, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 8-9-1
t6 5-0 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg M. Keough -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 5-0 1 --- O TEX L. Blanks M. Keough -0% 95% Flyball: CF
t6 5-0 2 --- O TEX B. Wills M. Keough -0% 95% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-5, Rangers' John Henry Johnson facing 2-3-4
Nelson Norman replaces Larvell Blanks playing SS batting 9th
b6 0-5 0 --- OAK D. Chalk J. Johnson -2% 93% Walk
b6 0-5 0 1-- O OAK W. Gross J. Johnson 2% 95% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 0-5 1 1-- O OAK J. Newman J. Johnson 1% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Gross to 2B
b6 0-5 2 -2- OAK M. Heath J. Johnson -1% 95% Walk
b6 0-5 2 12- R OAK M. Page J. Johnson -4% 91% Single to CF; Gross Scores; Heath to 3B
b6 1-5 2 1-3 O OAK T. Armas J. Johnson 4% 94% Foul Flyball: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 5, Athletics 1.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-1, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 2-3-4
t7 5-1 0 --- O TEX B. Bell M. Keough -1% 94% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t7 5-1 1 --- O TEX P. Putnam M. Keough -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 5-1 2 --- O TEX J. Ellis M. Keough -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-5, Rangers' John Henry Johnson facing 8-9-1
b7 1-5 0 --- O OAK M. Edwards J. Johnson 2% 95% Flyball: RF
b7 1-5 1 --- O OAK L. Murray J. Johnson 1% 96% Strikeout
b7 1-5 2 --- O OAK R. Henderson J. Johnson 1% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Athletics 1.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-1, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 5-6-7
t8 5-1 0 --- TEX O. Gamble M. Keough 0% 97% Walk
t8 5-1 0 1-- OO TEX B. Sample M. Keough -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t8 5-1 2 --- O TEX J. Grubb M. Keough -0% 96% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-5, Rangers' John Henry Johnson facing 2-3-4
b8 1-5 0 --- OAK D. Chalk J. Johnson -3% 93% Single to 3B
Jim Kern replaces John Henry Johnson pitching
b8 1-5 0 1-- OAK W. Gross J. Kern -5% 88% Single to LF; Chalk to 2B
b8 1-5 0 12- O OAK J. Newman J. Kern 5% 93% Strikeout
b8 1-5 1 12- O OAK M. Heath J. Kern 4% 96% Flyball: CF
b8 1-5 2 12- O OAK M. Page J. Kern 2% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 5, Athletics 1.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-1, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 8-9-1
t9 5-1 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg M. Keough -0% 98% Flyball: RF
t9 5-1 1 --- O TEX N. Norman M. Keough -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-1 2 --- O TEX B. Wills M. Keough -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-5, Rangers' Jim Kern facing 7-8-9
LaRue Washington replaces Oscar Gamble (RF) playing CF batting 5th
Johnny Grubb moves from CF to RF
b9 1-5 0 --- O OAK T. Armas J. Kern 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 1-5 1 --- O OAK M. Edwards J. Kern 1% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
b9 1-5 2 --- O OAK L. Murray J. Kern 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Athletics 1.

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