Select a date:      
Saturday July 11, 1970
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

Following the example of Jim Rooker in the windup of the previous night's doubleheader, Bill Butler pitched the Royals' second straight shutout and beat the White Sox, 4-0. Rooker, who won, 1-0, and Butler turned in the first back-to-back complete games to the credit of Royals' staff this season.

The Royals scored two of their runs in the second inning on doubles by Lou Piniella and Tom Matchick and a single by Butler. The other pair followed in the third on a single by Amos Otis, double by Ed Kirkpatrick and single by Piniella. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 4, Chicago White Sox 0

Game Played on Saturday, July 11, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

White Sox    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  3  0
Royals       0  2  2    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   4  9  0


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Williams rf           4   0   0   0     0   1   .251      Kelly rf              4   0   0   0     0   1   .259
Aparicio ss           4   0   1   0     0   0   .308      Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .223
O'Brien 3b            3   0   0   0     1   0   .269      Otis cf               4   1   2   0     0   0   .310
May lf                2   0   0   0     2   0   .295      Kirkpatrick c         4   1   2   1     0   1   .241
Josephson c           3   0   0   0     1   0   .293      Piniella lf           4   1   2   1     0   0   .310
Hopkins 1b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .309      Oliver 1b             3   0   0   0     0   1   .272
Berry cf              3   0   0   0     0   0   .249      Sorrell 3b            3   0   0   0     0   0   .229
Knoop 2b              3   0   0   0     0   0   .206      Matchick ss           3   1   2   1     0   0   .244
Horlen p              1   0   1   0     1   0   .114      Butler p              2   0   1   1     0   1   .059
  McKinney ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .140
  Weaver p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               28   0   3   0     5   1             Totals               31   4   9   4     0   4

Time of Game: 2:10   Attendance: 10,494
Left on Base: White Sox 6, Royals 4
DP: White Sox 1, Royals 2
Doubles: Otis (18), Piniella (12), Matchick (2), Kirkpatrick (13)
Sacrifice Hits: Butler (1)
GIDP: Berry (11), Josephson (7)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Horlen L(6-12)          6     7   4   4   0   3   0  24   4.50
Weaver                  2     2   0   0   0   1   0   8   3.77
Totals                  8     9   4   4   0   4   0  32

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Butler W(3-8)           9     3   0   0   5   1   0  33   3.57
Totals                  9     3   0   0   5   1   0  33

Umpires: HP - Russ Goetz, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Art Frantz, 3B - Nestor Chylak


WHITE SOX 1ST: Williams flied to right; Aparicio popped to
catcher in foul territory; O'Brien grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly lined to center; Rojas grounded out (shortstop
to first); Otis doubled to left; Kirkpatrick grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: May walked; Josephson walked [May to second];
Hopkins popped to first; Berry popped to shortstop; Knoop
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox
0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella doubled to center; Oliver flied to right
[Piniella to third]; Sorrell popped to third in foul territory;
Matchick doubled to left [Piniella scored]; Butler singled to
center [Matchick scored]; Kelly grounded out (first unassisted);
2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 2.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Horlen walked; On a bunt Williams struck out;
Aparicio flied to right; O'Brien walked [Horlen to second]; May
flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Rojas flied to center; Otis singled to shortstop;
Kirkpatrick doubled to left [Otis scored]; Piniella singled to
left [Kirkpatrick scored]; Oliver lined into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Piniella out at first]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 4.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Josephson flied to left; Hopkins singled to left;
Berry grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Hopkins out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0,
Royals 4.

ROYALS 4TH: Sorrell grounded out (first to pitcher); Matchick
popped to second; Butler struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 0, Royals 4.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Knoop flied to center; Horlen singled to right;
Williams forced Horlen (pitcher to second) [Williams to first];
Aparicio singled to right [Williams to second]; O'Brien popped
to shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 5TH: Kelly grounded out (first unassisted); Rojas
grounded out (third to first); Otis grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 4.

WHITE SOX 6TH: May walked; Josephson grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [May out at second]; Hopkins
flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 6TH: Kirkpatrick struck out; Piniella grounded out
(second to first); Oliver struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 0, Royals 4.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Berry grounded out (shortstop to first); Knoop
flied to right; MCKINNEY BATTED FOR HORLEN; McKinney popped to
second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 7TH: WEAVER REPLACED MCKINNEY (PITCHING); Sorrell flied
to left in foul territory; Matchick singled to center; Butler
out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Matchick to second];
Kelly struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 4.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Williams flied to right; Aparicio grounded out
(second to first); O'Brien grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 8TH: Rojas grounded out (second to first); Otis grounded
out (third to first); Kirkpatrick singled to center; Piniella
flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 4.

WHITE SOX 9TH: May grounded out (second to first); Josephson
lined to center; Hopkins lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 0, Royals 4.



The information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by Retrosheet.
Interested parties may contact Retrosheet at "www.retrosheet.org".


Copyright © 2014-2016, All Rights Reserved   •   Privacy Policy   •   Contact Us   •   Status Report