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1977 American League Championship SeriesKansas City Royals vs New York Yankees
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John Wathan played for KCA in this series.
From here, you can see all games for this Playoff Series along with game capsules and player statistics. Click the Boxscore link to see a detailed newspaper-style boxscore or click the PBP to see an at-bat by at-bat play by play.

Series ResultNew York Yankees defeated Kansas City Royals 3 games to 2
Most Valuable Player of Series

Kansas City Royals ManagerWhitey Herzog
New York Yankees ManagerBilly Martin

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Games -- Batting Stats -- Pitching Stats


Game #1 - Wednesday October 5,1977

Kansas City Royals 7   New York Yankees 2

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Game #2 - Thursday October 6,1977

New York Yankees 6   Kansas City Royals 2

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WP:   Ron Guidry
LP:   Andy Hassler
SV:   (none)
HR:   Cliff Johnson

Game #3 - Friday October 7,1977

Kansas City Royals 6   New York Yankees 2

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WP:   Dennis Leonard
LP:   Mike Torrez
SV:   (none)

Game #4 - Saturday October 8,1977

New York Yankees 6   Kansas City Royals 4

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WP:   Sparky Lyle
LP:   Larry Gura
SV:   (none)

Game #5 - Sunday October 9,1977

New York Yankees 5   Kansas City Royals 3

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WP:   Sparky Lyle
LP:   Dennis Leonard
SV:   (none)

Batting Stats

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Player NamePOsAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
George Brett3B-1B24520260202001000000.300.333.500.83310221.300.200.2504.760.000.000.000.0033.33
Al CowensOF25519250015001300000.263.300.421.7218120.267.158.2115.0015.003.005.0019.0020.00
Frank White2B26518151002100400000.278.278.333.6116118.357.055.1110.0022.220.000.000.0020.00
Freddie PatekSS32518473105001200000.389.421.6671.08812419.438.278.3335.2610.532.000.000.0057.14
Hal McRaeOF31518683012003100000.444.524.7781.30214421.438.334.50014.294.760.334.7618.0050.00
Amos OtisOF30516121002202300000.125.222.188.4103118.154.063.31311.1116.671.500.000.0050.00
Darrell PorterC25515350000003000000.333.444.333.7775018.333.000.20016.670.000.000.000.000.00
John Mayberry1B28412121013001200000.167.231.500.7316213.111.333.4177.6915.382.007.6912.00100.00
Joe ZdebOF2449000000100200000.000.000.000.000009.000.000.1110.0022.220.000.000.000.00
Tom PoquetteOF2526010000000000000.167.167.167.334106.167.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
John WathanC-1B2746000000000300000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Cookie Rojas2B3814010000100100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.2500.0025.000.000.000.000.00
Pete LaCock1B-OF2511000000001100000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.00050.0050.001.000.000.000.00
Joe LahoudOF3011200000002000000.000.667.000.667003.000.0002.00066.670.000.000.000.000.00
Player NamePOsAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
Mickey RiversOF28523592002100200000.391.391.478.86911223.429.087.1300.008.700.000.000.0022.22
Thurman MunsonC30521361015000200000.286.286.476.76210221.278.190.1900.009.520.004.7621.0033.33
Lou PiniellaOF33521173002000100000.333.333.476.80910321.350.143.1430.004.760.000.000.0042.86
Graig Nettles3B32520130001000300000.150.150.150.3003020.176.000.0000.0015.000.000.000.000.00
Willie Randolph2B22518451002001000000.278.316.333.6496119.278.055.1115.260.000.000.000.0020.00
Chris Chambliss1B28517010000003400000.059.200.059.2591020.077.000.17615.0020.001.330.000.000.00
Reggie JacksonOF31516120001102200000.125.222.125.3472018.143.000.18811.1111.111.000.000.000.00
Cliff Johnson1B-C29515262012001200000.400.438.7331.17111316.417.333.4006.2512.502.006.2515.0050.00
Bucky DentSS25514131002001000000.214.267.286.5534115.214.072.1436.670.000.000.000.0033.33
Roy WhiteOF3345222000001000000.400.500.8001.300426.400.400.60016.670.000.000.000.00100.00
Paul BlairOF3335120000000000000.400.400.400.800205.400.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Pitching Stats

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Player NameAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
Paul Splittorff102.4020015.01443401.138.400.001.802.401.330.001.00030
Dennis Leonard113.002109.0532400.785.000.002.004.002.000.00.50026
Marty Pattin001.501006.0610001.009.000.000.000.0000.00.00034
Andy Hassler014.761005.2530300.967.940.000.004.7600.00.00025
Mark Littell003.002003.0513102.6715.000.009.003.000.330.00.00024
Doug Bird000.003002.0400102.0018.000.000.004.5000.00.00027
Larry Gura0118.002002.0741204.0031.500.004.509.002.000.00.00029
Steve Mingori000.003001.1000100.000.000.000.006.7500.00.00033
Player NameAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
Ron Guidry103.9721011.1953801.087.150.002.386.352.670.001.00026
Mike Torrez014.0920011.01155501.459.000.004.094.091.000.00.00030
Sparky Lyle200.964009.1710300.776.750.000.002.8900.001.00032
Dick Tidrow003.862007.0633301.297.710.003.863.861.000.00.00030
Ed Figueroa0010.801003.1542302.2613.500.005.408.101.500.00.00028
Don Gullett0118.001002.0442003.0018.000.009.000.000.000.00.00026