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@BOS
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@MIL
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@PHI
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@SDP
5
2
Sunday, September 23, 1979, 1:35PM
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 2,583, Time of Game: 2:34
Royals
4
82-74
 Won 1 
2nd, 3 GB
at Athletics
2
53-103
 Lost 1 
7th, 32 GB
W: Marty Pattin (5-2)
L: Steve McCatty (11-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   4  0  0   0  0  0    4  9  0
Athletics       0  1  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    2  5  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson LF 5 0 2 1 0 0 .316 .777 0.089 0.98 0.146 -0.057 0.8 4 0 SB
Hal McRae DH 4 0 1 0 1 0 .291 .829 -0.029 0.67 0.031 -0.061 -0.2
George Brett 3B 5 1 1 1 0 1 .331 .944 0.042 0.99 0.134 -0.092 -0.2 1 0 HR
Darrell Porter C 2 0 0 0 3 1 .293 .912 0.004 0.72 0.041 -0.037 0.2 8 1
Pete LaCock 1B 5 1 1 0 0 0 .277 .721 -0.087 0.91 0.030 -0.117 -1.6 10 2 GDP
Amos Otis CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .294 .812 0.062 0.77 0.104 -0.042 0.3 1 0 2B
Al Cowens RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .758 -0.130 0.82 0.000 -0.130 -1.3 0 0
Frank White 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 .262 .689 0.206 0.77 0.238 -0.032 1.7 0 3 2·SB,CS
U.L. Washington SS 2 0 1 0 2 0 .256 .660 -0.021 0.66 0.016 -0.037 -0.1 2 5 CS
Marty Pattin P 1 1
   Renie Martin P 0 0
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 9 2 6 3 .257 .737 0.136 0.81 0.740 -0.605 -0.4 27 12
2B: A Otis (27, off S McCatty).
HR: G Brett (23, off S McCatty; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: G Brett 4; F White 2; A Otis 2; W Wilson 2; U Washington; H McRae; P LaCock.
GIDP: P LaCock (15).
RBI: G Brett (107); W Wilson (49).
2-out RBI: W Wilson.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. P LaCock-U Washington-P LaCock.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (76, 2nd base off S McCatty/J Essian); F White 2 (26, 2nd base off S McCatty/J Essian 2).
CS: U Washington (6, 2nd base by S McCatty/J Essian); F White (7, 2nd base by S McCatty/J Essian).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 .278 .691 -0.075 0.87 0.035 -0.110 -0.7 2 0 CS
Dwayne Murphy CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .248 .749 -0.037 1.02 0.041 -0.078 -0.2 3 0
Dave Revering DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 .292 .832 -0.040 0.91 0.082 -0.121 -0.0 HR,GDP
Jeff Newman 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .228 .663 0.069 0.61 0.094 -0.024 0.5 10 1 2B
   Larry Murray PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .553 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Wayne Gross 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .221 .691 -0.033 1.34 0.045 -0.078 -0.4 0 1
Jim Essian C 2 0 0 1 1 0 .250 .680 -0.062 1.68 0.053 -0.116 -0.2 3 2 SF
Mike Edwards 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .240 .562 0.072 0.77 0.097 -0.025 0.7 3 3 2B
Mike Heath RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 .254 .629 -0.150 1.52 0.000 -0.150 -1.3 2 0
Rob Picciolo SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 .261 .609 -0.109 1.32 0.000 -0.109 -0.9 4 4
Steve McCatty P 0 0
Team Totals 29 2 5 2 3 7 .172 .587 -0.365 1.10 0.447 -0.811 -2.4 27 11
2B: J Newman (17, off M Pattin); M Edwards (12, off M Pattin).
HR: D Revering (19, off M Pattin; 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: J Essian (8, off M Pattin).
TB: D Revering 4; M Edwards 2; J Newman 2; D Murphy; W Gross.
GIDP: D Revering (5).
RBI: J Essian (39); D Revering (72).
2-out RBI: D Revering.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Newman-R Picciolo.
E: W Gross (22); J Newman (19).
Baserunning
CS: R Henderson (11, 2nd base by M Pattin/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Marty Pattin, W (5-2) 7 4 2 2 2 3 1 4.58 25 62 0.188 0.97 1.5
Renie Martin, H (2) 1.2 0 0 0 1 4 0 6.14 6 0 0 0.133 1.17 0.8
Al Hrabosky 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.74 1 1 0 -0.045 1.54 -0.2
Dan Quisenberry, S (5) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 1 2 0 0.090 3.51 0.4
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 3 7 1 2.00 33 62 3 0 0.366 1.10 2.4
A Hrabosky faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve McCatty, L (11-11) 9 9 4 1 6 3 1 3.89 41 56 -0.135 0.81 0.4
Team Totals 9 9 4 1 6 3 1 1.00 41 56 -0.135 0.81 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Ford, 1B - Derryl Cousins, 2B - Terry Cooney, 3B - Mike Reilly.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Oakland Athletics
1 Willie Wilson LF 1 Rickey Henderson LF
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Dwayne Murphy CF
3 George Brett 3B 3 Dave Revering DH
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Jeff Newman 1B
5 Pete LaCock 1B 5 Wayne Gross 3B
6 Amos Otis CF 6 Jim Essian C
7 Al Cowens RF 7 Mike Edwards 2B
8 Frank White 2B 8 Mike Heath RF
9 U.L. Washington SS 9 Rob Picciolo SS
Marty Pattin P Steve McCatty P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-1 2 -23 RR KCR F. White S. McCatty 20% 71% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); LaCock Scores/unER/No RBI; Otis Scores/No RBI/unER
t4 0-1 0 --- R KCR G. Brett S. McCatty 13% 50% Home Run
t4 1-1 1 1-- KCR A. Otis S. McCatty 10% 61% Double to RF; LaCock to 3B
b5 1-4 1 1-- OAK M. Edwards M. Pattin -10% 72% Double to LF; Essian to 3B
t4 1-1 1 -23 O KCR A. Cowens S. McCatty -9% 51% Popfly: 2B

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, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson S. McCatty 4% 54% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR H. McRae S. McCatty 2% 56% Wilson Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O KCR H. McRae S. McCatty -4% 52% Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett S. McCatty -3% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 -2- KCR D. Porter S. McCatty 1% 49% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- O KCR P. LaCock S. McCatty -4% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- OAK R. Henderson M. Pattin -4% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O OAK D. Murphy M. Pattin 6% 47% Henderson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- O OAK D. Murphy M. Pattin 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O OAK D. Revering M. Pattin 1% 50% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis S. McCatty -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens S. McCatty -2% 46% Foul Popfly: 1B
t2 0-0 2 --- KCR F. White S. McCatty 1% 47% Single to LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR U. Washington S. McCatty -2% 45% White Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- OAK J. Newman M. Pattin -6% 39% Double to RF
b2 0-0 0 -2- O OAK W. Gross M. Pattin 1% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B; Newman to 3B
b2 0-0 1 --3 RO OAK J. Essian M. Pattin -2% 38% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Newman Scores
b2 1-0 2 --- O OAK M. Edwards M. Pattin 1% 38% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O KCR U. Washington S. McCatty -3% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. McCatty -2% 34% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 2 --- O KCR H. McRae S. McCatty -1% 33% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- O OAK M. Heath M. Pattin 2% 35% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 1 --- O OAK R. Picciolo M. Pattin 1% 36% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 --- O OAK R. Henderson M. Pattin 1% 37% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- R KCR G. Brett S. McCatty 13% 50% Home Run
t4 1-1 0 --- O KCR D. Porter S. McCatty -3% 47% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-1 1 --- KCR P. LaCock S. McCatty 3% 50% Single to RF
t4 1-1 1 1-- KCR A. Otis S. McCatty 10% 61% Double to RF; LaCock to 3B
t4 1-1 1 -23 O KCR A. Cowens S. McCatty -9% 51% Popfly: 2B
t4 1-1 2 -23 RR KCR F. White S. McCatty 20% 71% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); LaCock Scores/unER/No RBI; Otis Scores/No RBI/unER
t4 3-1 2 1-- KCR U. Washington S. McCatty 1% 72% White Steals 2B
t4 3-1 2 -2- KCR U. Washington S. McCatty 1% 73% Walk
t4 3-1 2 12- R KCR W. Wilson S. McCatty 9% 82% Single to CF; White Scores/unER; Washington to 2B
t4 4-1 2 12- KCR H. McRae S. McCatty 2% 83% Walk; Washington to 3B; Wilson to 2B
t4 4-1 2 123 O KCR G. Brett S. McCatty -4% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 2-3-4
b4 1-4 0 --- OAK D. Murphy M. Pattin -4% 75% Single to LF
b4 1-4 0 1-- OO OAK D. Revering M. Pattin 8% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
b4 1-4 2 --- O OAK J. Newman M. Pattin 1% 84% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 4-5-6
t5 4-1 0 --- KCR D. Porter S. McCatty 2% 86% Walk
t5 4-1 0 1-- OO KCR P. LaCock S. McCatty -4% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
t5 4-1 2 --- O KCR A. Otis S. McCatty -1% 82% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 5-6-7
b5 1-4 0 --- O OAK W. Gross M. Pattin 3% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-4 1 --- OAK J. Essian M. Pattin -3% 81% Walk
b5 1-4 1 1-- OAK M. Edwards M. Pattin -10% 72% Double to LF; Essian to 3B
b5 1-4 1 -23 O OAK M. Heath M. Pattin 9% 80% Groundout: P-1B
b5 1-4 2 -23 O OAK R. Picciolo M. Pattin 7% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 7-8-9
t6 4-1 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens S. McCatty -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 4-1 1 --- O KCR F. White S. McCatty -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 4-1 2 --- KCR U. Washington S. McCatty 1% 86% Single to LF
t6 4-1 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson S. McCatty -1% 84% Washington Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 1-2-3
b6 1-4 0 --- O OAK R. Henderson M. Pattin 3% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-4 1 --- O OAK D. Murphy M. Pattin 2% 89% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 1-4 2 --- R OAK D. Revering M. Pattin -8% 81% Home Run
b6 2-4 2 --- O OAK J. Newman M. Pattin 1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 1-2-3
t7 4-2 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. McCatty -2% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-2 1 --- KCR H. McRae S. McCatty 2% 82% Single to LF
t7 4-2 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett S. McCatty -2% 80% Flyball: LF
t7 4-2 2 1-- KCR D. Porter S. McCatty 1% 82% Walk; McRae to 2B
t7 4-2 2 12- O KCR P. LaCock S. McCatty -3% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 5-6-7
b7 2-4 0 --- O OAK W. Gross M. Pattin 4% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 2-4 1 --- O OAK J. Essian M. Pattin 3% 85% Flyball: LF
b7 2-4 2 --- O OAK M. Edwards M. Pattin 2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 6-7-8
t8 4-2 0 --- O KCR A. Otis S. McCatty -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
t8 4-2 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens S. McCatty -1% 85% Lineout: CF
t8 4-2 2 --- KCR F. White S. McCatty 1% 85% Single to CF
t8 4-2 2 1-- KCR U. Washington S. McCatty 1% 86% White Steals 2B
t8 4-2 2 -2- KCR U. Washington S. McCatty 0% 86% Walk
t8 4-2 2 12- O KCR W. Wilson S. McCatty -2% 84% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Renie Martin facing 8-9-1
Renie Martin replaces Marty Pattin pitching
b8 2-4 0 --- O OAK M. Heath R. Martin 4% 88% Strikeout Looking
b8 2-4 1 --- O OAK R. Picciolo R. Martin 3% 91% Strikeout
b8 2-4 2 --- O OAK R. Henderson R. Martin 2% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 2-3-4
t9 4-2 0 --- O KCR H. McRae S. McCatty -1% 92% Lineout: CF
t9 4-2 1 --- KCR G. Brett S. McCatty 1% 93% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
t9 4-2 1 1-- O KCR D. Porter S. McCatty -1% 92% Flyball: CF
t9 4-2 2 1-- O KCR P. LaCock S. McCatty -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Renie Martin facing 2-3-4
b9 2-4 0 --- O OAK D. Murphy R. Martin 5% 96% Strikeout
b9 2-4 1 --- O OAK D. Revering R. Martin 3% 99% Foul Popfly: 3B
b9 2-4 2 --- OAK J. Newman R. Martin -3% 96% Walk
Al Hrabosky replaces Renie Martin pitching
Larry Murray pinch runs for Jeff Newman (1B) batting 4th
b9 2-4 2 1-- OAK W. Gross A. Hrabosky -5% 91% Single to RF; Murray to 2B
Dan Quisenberry replaces Al Hrabosky pitching
b9 2-4 2 12- O OAK J. Essian D. Quisenberry 9% 100% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 2.

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