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Saturday April 15, 1972
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

Two transplanted N. L. players -- Dick Allen and John Mayberry -- came through for their new clubs, but a homer by Allen was wasted while a single by Mayberry gave the Royals a 2-1 victory over the White Sox in 11 innings. A sparse crowd of 8,749 braved 51-degree weather to attend the opener.

Allen hit his homer off Dick Drago in the ninth to snap the scoreless duel, but Bob Oliver nailed Wilbur Wood for a tying homer with two out in the Royals' half of the ninth. Paul Schaal led off in the Kaycee 11th with a single off reliever Bart Johnson, advanced to second on a wild pitch and took third on a sacrifice by Cookie Rojas. After Lou Piniella fouled out, Mayberry delivered his single to win the game. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 2, Chicago White Sox 1

Game Played on Saturday, April 15, 1972 (Day game) at Municipal Stadium

White Sox    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  -   1  7  1
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  1  -   2  8  1


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Williams rf           4   0   3   0     1   0   .750      Hovley cf             4   0   2   0     1   1   .500
Andrews 2b            5   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Schaal 3b             4   1   0   0     1   3   .000
D. Allen 1b           4   1   1   1     1   0   .250      Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Melton 3b             5   0   1   0     0   0   .200      Piniella lf           5   0   2   0     0   0   .400
May lf                5   0   1   0     0   1   .200      Mayberry 1b           5   0   1   1     0   0   .200
Reichardt cf          4   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Oliver rf             4   1   1   1     0   0   .250
  Johnstone cf        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      May c                 4   0   1   0     0   0   .250
Herrmann c            4   0   1   0     0   0   .250      Floyd ss              4   0   1   0     0   1   .250
  Qualls pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Drago p               3   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Egan c              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Nelson p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Alvarado ss           4   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Burgmeier p         1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
Wood p                3   0   0   0     0   3   .000
  Orta ph             1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Johnson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               39   1   7   1     2   7             Totals               38   2   8   2     2   7

Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance:  8,749
Left on Base: White Sox 7, Royals 7
DP: White Sox 0, Royals 1
Errors: Melton, Floyd
Doubles: Williams (1), Piniella (1), May (1)
Home Runs: D. Allen (1), Oliver (1)
Stolen Bases: Williams (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Rojas (1)
GIDP: Melton (1)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Wood                    9     7   1   1   1   5   1  34   1.00
Johnson L(0-1)          1.2   1   1   1   1   2   0   7   5.40
Totals                 10.2   8   2   2   2   7   1  41

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago                   9     6   1   1   1   6   1  33   1.00
Nelson                  0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2   0.00
Burgmeier W(1-0)        1.2   0   0   0   1   1   0   6   0.00
Totals                 11     7   1   1   2   7   1  41

Wild Pitches: Johnson (1)

Umpires: HP - Jim Honochick, 1B - Lou DiMuro, 2B - Bill Deegan, 3B - Larry McCoy


WHITE SOX 1ST: Williams grounded out (third to first); Andrews
flied out to center; D. Allen flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Hovley singled to center; Schaal reached on an error
by Melton [Hovley to second]; Hovley was out trying to advance
to third and Schaal advanced to second (catcher to third); Rojas
grounded out (third to first); Piniella made an out to second; 0
R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Melton singled to center; May was called out on
strikes; Reichardt grounded out (pitcher to first) [Melton to
second]; Herrmann grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Mayberry flied out to center; Oliver flied out to
right; May made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White
Sox 0, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Alvarado struck out; Wood was called out on
strikes; Williams singled to center; Andrews flied out to left;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Floyd grounded out (second to first); Drago flied
out to right; Hovley flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 0, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 4TH: D. Allen flied out to right; Melton made an out
to first; May singled to center; May was picked off first
(pitcher to first to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox
0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Schaal struck out; Rojas made an out to third;
Piniella doubled to left; Mayberry flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Reichardt flied out to center; Herrmann grounded
out (first unassisted); Alvarado reached on an error by Floyd;
Wood was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox
0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Oliver grounded out (third to first); May doubled to
left; Floyd struck out; Drago struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
White Sox 0, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Williams singled to shortstop; Andrews was called
out on strikes; Williams stole second; D. Allen walked; Melton
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [D.
Allen out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals
0.

ROYALS 6TH: On a bunt Hovley singled; Schaal struck out; On a
bunt Rojas popped to catcher in foul territory; Piniella singled
to center [Hovley to third]; Mayberry grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 7TH: May grounded out (first unassisted); Reichardt
grounded out (third to first); Herrmann flied out to right; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 7TH: Oliver flied out to right; May grounded out (third
to first); Floyd singled to center; Drago grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Alvarado grounded out (third to first); Wood was
called out on strikes; Williams doubled to left; Andrews
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox
0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 8TH: Hovley walked; Hovley was picked off first (pitcher
to first); Schaal struck out; Rojas grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 9TH: D. Allen homered; Melton flied out to right; May
flied out to center; Reichardt grounded out (pitcher to first);
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 9TH: JOHNSTONE REPLACED REICHARDT (PLAYING CF); Piniella
popped to first in foul territory; Mayberry made an out to
shortstop; Oliver homered; May made an out to second; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 1.

WHITE SOX 10TH: NELSON REPLACED DRAGO (PITCHING); Herrmann
singled to right; QUALLS RAN FOR HERRMANN; Alvarado flied out to
center; ORTA BATTED FOR WOOD; BURGMEIER REPLACED NELSON
(PITCHING); Orta struck out; Debut game for Jorge Orta;
Williams walked [Qualls to second]; Andrews forced Williams
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 1,
Royals 1.

ROYALS 10TH: EGAN REPLACED QUALLS (PLAYING C ); JOHNSON REPLACED
ORTA (PITCHING); Floyd flied out to left; Burgmeier struck out;
Hovley was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White
Sox 1, Royals 1.

WHITE SOX 11TH: D. Allen grounded out (third to first); Melton
flied out to center; May grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 11TH: Schaal walked; Johnson threw a wild pitch [Schaal
to second]; Rojas out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Schaal to third]; Piniella popped to catcher in foul territory;
Mayberry singled to left [Schaal scored]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
White Sox 1, Royals 2.



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