Select a date:      
Wednesday August 18, 1971
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

The four-hit pitching of Mel Stottlemyre and two-run double by Ron Blomberg combined to bring the Yankees a 3-1 victory over the Royals. With the score tied, 1-1, Jake Gibbs singled in the sixth inning, Bobby Murcer walked and, with two out, Blomberg belted his decisive two-bagger. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 3, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Wednesday, August 18, 1971 (Night game) at Yankee Stadium I

Royals       0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  0
Yankees      0  0  1    0  0  2    0  0  x  -   3  6  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Patek ss              4   0   0   0     0   0   .269      Kenney 3b             3   0   0   0     1   1   .246
Keough rf             4   0   2   0     0   0   .264      Gibbs c               4   1   2   0     0   0   .200
Otis cf               4   1   1   0     0   0   .309      Murcer cf             3   1   0   0     1   1   .328
Hopkins 1b            4   0   1   1     0   1   .296      White lf              3   0   0   0     0   1   .283
Piniella lf           3   0   0   0     0   0   .266      Blomberg rf           3   0   2   2     0   0   .347
Kirkpatrick c         2   0   0   0     1   2   .219      Alou 1b               3   0   0   0     0   0   .273
Schaal 3b             3   0   0   0     0   0   .260      Clarke 2b             3   1   1   0     0   0   .243
Knoop 2b              3   0   0   0     0   1   .203      Michael ss            3   0   0   0     0   0   .249
Drago p               2   0   0   0     0   1   .105      Stottlemyre p         3   0   1   1     0   0   .169
  Oliver ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .239
  Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .200

Totals               30   1   4   1     1   6             Totals               28   3   6   3     2   3

Time of Game: 1:56   Attendance: 11,829
Left on Base: Royals 3, Yankees 3
DP: Royals 2, Yankees 0
Doubles: Keough (13), Hopkins (11), Blomberg (5)
Stolen Bases: Otis (38)
Caught Stealing: Keough (6)
GIDP: Gibbs (2), Alou (11)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago L(15-7)           7     6   3   3   2   1   0  27   2.81
Burgmeier               1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3   1.89
Totals                  8     6   3   3   2   3   0  30

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stottlemyre W(12-11)    9     4   1   1   1   6   0  31   2.96
Totals                  9     4   1   1   1   6   0  31

Umpires: HP - George Maloney, 1B - Hank Soar, 2B - Larry Barnett, 3B - Merle Anthony


ROYALS 1ST: Patek grounded out (shortstop to first); Keough
doubled to left; Otis flied out to right; Hopkins lined to left;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Kenney walked; Gibbs grounded into a double play
(second to first) [Kenney out at second]; Murcer popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella grounded out (shortstop to first);
Kirkpatrick struck out; Schaal popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: White grounded out (pitcher to first); Blomberg
singled to center; Alou grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Blomberg out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Knoop made an out to second; Drago grounded out
(first unassisted); Patek flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Clarke singled to left; Michael grounded out
(catcher to first) [Clarke to second]; Stottlemyre singled to
center [Clarke scored]; Kenney flied out to center; Gibbs
singled to second [Stottlemyre to second]; Murcer lined to
first; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Keough grounded out (first unassisted); Otis singled
to center; Otis stole second; Hopkins doubled to right [Otis
scored]; Piniella grounded out (second to first) [Hopkins to
third]; Kirkpatrick struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1,
Yankees 1.

YANKEES 4TH: White was called out on strikes; Blomberg grounded
out (first to pitcher); Alou lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Schaal grounded out (pitcher to first); Knoop
grounded out (shortstop to first); Drago struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Clarke lined to center; Michael made an out to
second; Stottlemyre grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Patek popped to catcher in foul territory; Keough
singled to second; Otis flied out to center; Keough was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Kenney flied out to center; Gibbs singled to right;
Murcer walked [Gibbs to second]; White flied out to center
[Gibbs to third, Murcer to second]; Blomberg doubled to left
[Gibbs scored, Murcer scored]; Alou flied out to right; 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 3.

ROYALS 7TH: Hopkins struck out; Piniella grounded out (shortstop
to first); Kirkpatrick walked; Schaal made an out to second; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 7TH: Clarke flied out to right; Michael grounded out
(third to first); Stottlemyre lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 3.

ROYALS 8TH: Knoop struck out; OLIVER BATTED FOR DRAGO; Oliver
struck out; Patek grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 8TH: BURGMEIER REPLACED OLIVER (PITCHING); Kenney struck
out; Gibbs grounded out (third to first); Murcer struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 3.

ROYALS 9TH: Keough grounded out (first unassisted); Otis flied
out to right; Hopkins flied out to center; Mel Stottlemyre:
101 pitches; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 3.



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