APBAlone Project – 1969 Tourney Update: (#9) Royals crown the (#8) Angels

AMERICAN LEAGUE

PRELIMINARY ROUND (Best of Three)

SERIES #4

Series #4 of my 1969 APBA MLB tournament has the #8 California Angels (71-91) vs the #9 expansion Kansas City Royals (69-93).

The Winner of this series will draw the #3 seed, the Detroit Tigers, in the AL Quarterfinals.

Game 1:  California (Messersmith BX, 0-0) at Kansas City (Bunker BYZ, 0-0)

messersmith_andy_1969_topps  VS  bunker_wally_1969_topps

The #9 AL Seed, the expansion Kansas City Royals, open the tournament at home at Municipal Stadium, with a 2-run 1st inning homer by Mike Fiore.  The game remained 2-0 Royals until the top of the 6th when the Angels tied the score, 2-2.  The Royals went ahead for good in the bottom of the 7th when Lou Piniella doubled home Bob Oliver and Ed Kirkpatrick.   Moe Drabowsky pitched the final 2 innings for the save.  Final score: Royals 4, Angels 2.  The Royals lead the series, 1 game to 0.

Game #1
 Municipal Stadium

 CALIFORNIA ANGELS (0-0) at KANSAS CITY ROYALS (0-0)
 Messersmith(CAL) vs. Bunker(KCR)

                     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
                     - - - - - - - - -   - - -
 CALIFORNIA ANGELS   0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2 7 2
 KANSAS CITY ROYALS  2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 x   4 5 1

 W- Bunker(1-0) S- Drabowsky(1) L- Messersmith(0-1)

 HR- (KCR) Fiore(1),in 1st 
 2B- (KCR) Piniella(1) 
 (CAL) Johnstone(1) 
 SB- (KCR) Kelly(1) 
 SH- (KCR) Bunker(1) 
 (CAL) Messersmith(1) 
 SF- (CAL) Johnstone(1)

Kansas City leads series 1 game to 0.

Game 2:  Kansas City (Nelson B, 0-0) at California (McGlothlin BZ, 0-0)

nelson_roger_1969_royals  VS  mcglothlin_jim_1969_topps

With the series moved to Anaheim Stadium in Southern California, the Angels hoped to even the series.  The 2 teams traded goose-eggs until the top of the 4th when Mike Fiore knocked a solo-homer, his 2nd HR of the series.  1-0 Royals.  Roger Nelson kept the Angels off the board and in the top of the 7th, light hitting Jackie Hernadez hit a 2-run homer, putting KC up 3-0.  Nelson finished off the Angels for a CG shut-out.  The final score:  Kansas City 3, California 0.  Kansas City wins the series, 2 games to none.  The Royals have earned themselves an AL Quarterfinal match-up vs the #3 AL seed, the Detroit Tigers.

Game #2
 Anaheim Stadium

 KANSAS CITY ROYALS (1-0) at CALIFORNIA ANGELS (0-1)
 Nelson(KCR) vs. McGlothlin(CAL)

                     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
                     - - - - - - - - -   - - -
 KANSAS CITY ROYALS  0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0   3 7 0
 CALIFORNIA ANGELS   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 1

 W- Nelson(1-0) L- McGlothlin(0-1)

 HR- (KCR) Fiore(2),in 4th Hernandez(1),in 7th 
 2B- (CAL) Rodriguez(1) 
 (KCR) Hernandez(1) 
 SB- (KCR) Rodriguez(1)

Kansas City wins the series, 2 games to 0.  California is eliminated.

The Co-MVP’s of the series are Roger Nelson:  9 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO, 1 CG, 1 SHO.

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And Mike Fiore:  2 for 8, 2 HR, 3 RBI.

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SERIES STATS:

KANSAS CITY ROYALS - Batting

Name               G  PA  AB   R   H  BI 2B 3B HR BB SO SB     BA   SLG   OBP
=============================================================================
Oliver, Bob        1   1   1   1   1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1.000 1.000 1.000
Piniella, Lou      2   8   8   0   3   2  1  0  0  0  2  0   .375  .500  .375
Hernandez, Jackie  2   8   6   1   2   2  1  0  1  2  2  0   .333 1.000  .500
Rodriguez, Ellie   2   8   7   1   2   0  0  0  0  1  2  1   .286  .286  .375
Fiore, Mike        2   8   8   2   2   3  0  0  2  0  4  0   .250 1.000  .250
Kelly, Pat         2   9   7   1   1   0  0  0  0  2  1  1   .143  .143  .333
Adair, Jerry       2   8   8   0   1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   .125  .125  .125
Nelson, Roger      1   4   4   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  1  0   .000  .000  .000
Foy, Joe           2   8   6   0   0   0  0  0  0  2  1  0   .000  .000  .250
Bunker, Wally      1   2   1   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   .000  .000  .000
Kirkpatrick, Ed    2   8   7   1   0   0  0  0  0  1  1  0   .000  .000  .125
=============================================================================
                      72  63   7  12   7  2  0  3  8 14  2   .190  .365  .282
KANSAS CITY ROYALS - Pitching

Name           GP GS    IP   H  RA  ER  BB  SO  W  L  Sv CG ShO  HR    ERA
==========================================================================
Drabowsky, Moe  1  0   2.0   1   0   0   0   0  0  0   1  0   0   0   0.00
Nelson, Roger   1  1   9.0   6   0   0   4   2  1  0   0  1   1   0   0.00
Bunker, Wally   1  1   7.0   6   2   2   2   3  1  0   0  0   0   0   2.57
==========================================================================
                3  2  18.0  13   2   2   6   5  2  0   1  1   1   0   1.00
CALIFORNIA ANGELS - Batting

Name                G  PA  AB   R   H  BI 2B 3B HR BB SO SB     BA   SLG   OBP
==============================================================================
Voss, Bill          2   8   8   0   3   1  0  0  0  0  0  0   .375  .375  .375
Alomar, Sandy       2   9   9   0   3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   .333  .333  .333
Johnstone, Jay      2   8   7   0   2   1  1  0  0  0  0  0   .286  .429  .250
Reichardt, Rick     2   8   8   1   2   0  0  0  0  0  1  0   .250  .250  .250
Azcue, Joe          2   7   4   0   1   0  0  0  0  3  0  0   .250  .250  .571
Fregosi, Jim        2   8   7   0   1   0  0  0  0  1  1  0   .143  .143  .250
Rodriguez, Aurelio  2   8   8   0   1   0  1  0  0  0  1  0   .125  .250  .125
Messersmith, Andy   1   3   2   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   .000  .000  .000
Amaro, Ruben        1   1   1   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   .000  .000  .000
Egan, Tom           1   2   2   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  1  0   .000  .000  .000
Spencer, Jim        2   8   6   1   0   0  0  0  0  2  1  0   .000  .000  .250
McGlothlin, Jim     1   2   2   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   .000  .000  .000
Johnson, Lou        1   1   1   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   .000  .000  .000
==============================================================================
                       73  65   2  13   2  2  0  0  6  5  0   .200  .231  .264
CALIFORNIA ANGELS - Pitching

Name              GP GS    IP   H  RA  ER  BB  SO  W  L  Sv CG ShO  HR    ERA
=============================================================================
Tatum, Jarvis      1  0   2.0   1   0   0   0   3  0  0   0  0   0   0   0.00
Fisher, Eddie      1  0   1.1   0   0   0   0   1  0  0   0  0   0   0   0.00
McGlothlin, Jim    1  1   7.0   6   3   3   3   4  0  1   0  0   0   2   3.86
Messersmith, Andy  1  1   6.2   5   4   4   5   6  0  1   0  0   0   1   5.40
=============================================================================
                   4  2  17.0  12   7   7   8  14  0  2   0  0   0   3   3.71
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