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1978 ALCS (3-1): New York Yankees (100-63) over Kansas City Royals (92-70)

WS: NYY-LAD / ALCS: NYY-KCR / NLCS: LAD-PHI
 1977 ALCS /  1979 ALCS

Series Games

Game 1 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Tuesday, October 3, 1978 at Royals Stadium (Kansas City Royals)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    New York Yankees             0  1  1    0  2  0    0  3  0     7 16  0
    Kansas City Royals           0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0     1  2  2

    PITCHERS: NYY - Beattie, Clay (6)
              KCR - Leonard, Mingori (5), Hrabosky (8), Bird (9)

               WP - Jim Beattie
	       LP - Dennis Leonard
             SAVE - Ken Clay

   HOME RUNS: NYY - Jackson
              KCR - none

  ATTENDANCE: 41,143

Game 2 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Wednesday, October 4, 1978 at Royals Stadium (Kansas City Royals)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    New York Yankees             0  0  0    0  0  0    2  2  0     4 12  1
    Kansas City Royals           1  4  0    0  0  0    3  2  x    10 16  1

    PITCHERS: NYY - Figueroa, Tidrow (2), Lyle (7)
              KCR - Gura, Pattin (7), Hrabosky (8)

               WP - Larry Gura
	       LP - Ed Figueroa
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: NYY - none
              KCR - Patek

  ATTENDANCE: 41,158

Game 3 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Friday, October 6, 1978 at Yankee Stadium II (New York Yankees)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Kansas City Royals           1  0  1    0  1  0    0  2  0     5 10  1
    New York Yankees             0  1  0    2  0  1    0  2  x     6 10  0

    PITCHERS: KCR - Splittorff, Bird (8), Hrabosky (8)
              NYY - Hunter, Gossage (7)

               WP - Rich Gossage
	       LP - Doug Bird
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: KCR - Brett (3)
              NYY - Jackson, Munson

  ATTENDANCE: 55,445

Game 4 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Saturday, October 7, 1978 at Yankee Stadium II (New York Yankees)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Kansas City Royals           1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     1  7  0
    New York Yankees             0  1  0    0  0  1    0  0  x     2  4  0

    PITCHERS: KCR - Leonard
              NYY - Guidry, Gossage (9)

               WP - Ron Guidry
	       LP - Dennis Leonard
             SAVE - Rich Gossage

   HOME RUNS: KCR - none
              NYY - Nettles, White

  ATTENDANCE: 56,356

Series Batting Stats

New York Yankees Batting

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
Name G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SB CS E G AB R H HR RBI SB BA OPS
Jim Beattie 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Blair 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 75 125 10 22 2 13 1 .176 .495
Chris Chambliss 4 15 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 4 .400 .400 .400 .800 0 0 0 162 625 81 171 12 90 2 .274 .703
Ken Clay 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bucky Dent 4 15 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0 0 1 123 379 40 92 5 40 3 .243 .603
Brian Doyle 3 7 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .286 .375 .286 .661 0 0 0 39 52 6 10 0 0 0 .192 .385
Ed Figueroa 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rich Gossage 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ron Guidry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 0 1 0 0 0 0
Catfish Hunter 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reggie Jackson 4 13 5 6 1 0 2 6 3 4 .462 .529 1.000 1.529 0 1 0 139 511 82 140 27 97 14 .274 .834
Cliff Johnson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 76 174 20 32 6 19 0 .184 .658
Sparky Lyle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thurman Munson 4 18 2 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 .278 .278 .500 .778 0 0 0 154 617 73 183 6 71 2 .297 .705
Graig Nettles 4 15 3 5 0 1 1 2 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0 0 0 159 587 81 162 27 93 1 .276 .803
Lou Piniella 4 17 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .235 .235 .235 .471 0 0 0 130 472 67 148 6 69 3 .314 .806
Mickey Rivers 4 11 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .455 .538 .455 .993 0 0 0 141 559 78 148 11 48 25 .265 .699
Fred Stanley 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 0 0 0 81 160 14 35 1 9 0 .219 .606
Gary Thomasson 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 *102 270 37 63 8 36 4 .233 .671
Dick Tidrow 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roy White 4 16 5 5 1 0 1 1 1 2 .313 .353 .563 .915 0 0 0 103 346 44 93 8 43 10 .269 .742
Totals 54 140 19 42 3 1 5 18 7 18 .300 .331 .443 .774 0 1 163 5583 735 1489 125 98 .267 .718

Kansas City Royals Batting

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
Name G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SB CS E G AB R H HR RBI SB BA OPS
Doug Bird 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0
Steve Braun 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 0 0 *96 211 27 53 3 29 4 .251 .730
George Brett 4 18 7 7 1 1 3 3 0 1 .389 .389 1.056 1.444 0 0 1 128 510 79 150 9 62 23 .294 .809
Al Cowens 4 15 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .133 .133 .133 .267 0 0 0 132 485 63 133 5 63 14 .274 .707
Larry Gura 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0
Al Hrabosky 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clint Hurdle 4 8 1 3 0 1 0 1 2 3 .375 .500 .625 1.125 0 0 0 133 417 48 110 7 56 1 .264 .746
Pete LaCock 4 11 1 4 2 1 0 1 3 1 .364 .500 .727 1.227 1 0 0 118 322 44 95 5 48 1 .295 .755
Dennis Leonard 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hal McRae 4 14 0 3 0 0 0 2 2 2 .214 .294 .214 .508 1 1 156 623 90 170 16 72 17 .273 .757
Steve Mingori 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
Amos Otis 4 14 2 6 2 0 0 1 3 5 .429 .529 .571 1.101 4 0 1 141 486 74 145 22 96 32 .298 .905
Freddie Patek 4 13 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 4 .077 .143 .308 .451 0 1 2 138 440 54 109 2 46 38 .248 .630
Marty Pattin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tom Poquette 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 80 204 16 44 4 30 2 .216 .597
Darrell Porter 4 14 1 5 1 0 0 3 2 0 .357 .412 .429 .840 0 0 0 150 520 77 138 18 78 0 .265 .802
Paul Splittorff 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0
John Wathan 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 67 190 19 57 2 28 2 .300 .715
Frank White 4 13 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .231 .231 .231 .462 0 0 0 143 461 66 127 7 50 13 .275 .716
Willie Wilson 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 0 1 0 127 198 43 43 0 16 46 .217 .558
Totals 54 133 17 35 6 3 4 16 14 21 .263 .329 .444 .772 6 3 162 5474 743 1469 98 216 .268 .728

New York Yankees Pitching

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
Name G GS ERA W L SV CG IP H R ER BB SO WHIP G GS ERA W L SV IP H BB SO WHIP
Jim Beattie 1 1 1.69 1 0 0 0 5.1 2 1 1 5 3 1.313 25 22 3.73 6 9 0 128.0 123 51 65 1.359
Ken Clay 1 0 0.00 0 0 1 0 3.2 0 0 0 3 2 0.818 28 6 4.28 3 4 0 75.2 89 21 32 1.454
Ed Figueroa 1 1 27.00 0 1 0 0 1.0 5 5 3 0 0 5.000 35 35 2.99 20 9 0 253.0 233 77 92 1.225
Rich Gossage 2 0 4.50 1 0 1 0 4.0 3 2 2 0 3 0.750 63 0 2.01 10 11 27 134.1 87 59 122 1.087
Ron Guidry 1 1 1.13 1 0 0 0 8.0 7 1 1 1 7 1.000 35 35 1.74 25 3 0 273.2 187 72 248 0.946
Catfish Hunter 1 1 4.50 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 3 3 3 5 1.667 21 20 3.58 12 6 0 118.0 98 35 56 1.127
Sparky Lyle 1 0 13.50 0 0 0 0 1.1 3 2 2 0 0 2.250 59 0 3.47 9 3 9 111.2 116 33 33 1.334
Dick Tidrow 1 0 4.76 0 0 0 0 5.2 8 3 3 2 1 1.765 31 25 3.84 7 11 0 185.1 191 53 73 1.317
Totals 9 4 3.86 3 1 2 0 35.0 35 17 15 14 21 1.400 163 163 3.179 100 63 1460.2 1321 478 817 1.232

Kansas City Royals Pitching

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
Name G GS ERA W L SV CG IP H R ER BB SO WHIP G GS ERA W L SV IP H BB SO WHIP
Doug Bird 2 0 9.00 0 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 2.000 40 6 5.29 6 6 1 98.2 110 31 48 1.429
Larry Gura 1 1 2.84 1 0 0 0 6.1 8 2 2 2 2 1.579 35 26 2.72 16 4 0 221.2 183 60 81 1.096
Al Hrabosky 3 0 3.00 0 0 0 0 3.0 3 1 1 0 2 1.000 58 0 2.88 8 7 20 75.0 52 35 60 1.160
Dennis Leonard 2 2 3.75 0 2 0 1 12.0 13 5 5 2 11 1.250 40 40 3.33 21 17 0 294.2 283 78 183 1.225
Steve Mingori 1 0 7.36 0 0 0 0 3.2 5 3 3 3 0 2.182 45 0 2.74 1 4 7 69.0 64 16 28 1.159
Marty Pattin 1 0 27.00 0 0 0 0 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 3.000 32 5 3.32 3 3 4 78.2 72 25 30 1.233
Paul Splittorff 1 1 4.91 0 0 0 0 7.1 9 5 4 0 2 1.227 39 38 3.40 19 13 0 262.0 244 60 76 1.160
Totals 11 4 4.76 1 3 0 1 34.0 42 19 18 7 18 1.441 162 162 3.440 92 70 1439.0 1350 478 657 1.270

WS: NYY-LAD / ALCS: NYY-KCR / NLCS: LAD-PHI
 1977 ALCS /  1979 ALCS

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