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1978 American League Championship SeriesNew York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals
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Sparky Lyle played for NYA 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 1
Most Valuable Player of Series

New York Yankees ManagerBob Lemon
Kansas City Royals ManagerWhitey Herzog

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Game #1 - Tuesday October 3,1978

New York Yankees 7   Kansas City Royals 1

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Game #2 - Wednesday October 4,1978

Kansas City Royals 10   New York Yankees 4

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WP:   Larry Gura
LP:   Ed Figueroa
SV:   (none)
HR:   Freddie Patek

Game #3 - Friday October 6,1978

New York Yankees 6   Kansas City Royals 5

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Game #4 - Saturday October 7,1978

New York Yankees 2   Kansas City Royals 1

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Batting Stats

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Player NamePOsAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
Thurman MunsonC31418251012000000000.278.278.500.7789218.235.222.2220.000.000.005.5618.0040.00
Lou PiniellaOF34417240000000300000.235.235.235.4704017.286.000.0000.0017.650.000.000.000.00
Roy WhiteOF34416551011001200000.313.353.563.9169217.308.250.3135.8811.762.005.8816.0040.00
Bucky DentSS26415030004000000000.200.200.200.4003015.200.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Chris Chambliss1B29415160002000400000.400.400.400.8006015.545.000.0000.0026.670.000.000.000.00
Graig Nettles3B33415350112000100000.333.333.6671.00010215.308.334.3330.006.670.006.6715.0040.00
Reggie JacksonOF32413561026003400000.462.5631.0001.56313316.571.538.76918.7525.001.3312.506.5050.00
Mickey RiversOF29411050000002000000.455.538.455.9935013.455.000.18215.380.000.000.000.000.00
Brian Doyle2B-SS2337020001001100000.286.375.286.661208.333.000.14312.5012.501.000.000.000.00
Paul BlairOF3446100000000100000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.0000.0016.670.000.000.000.00
Fred StanleySS-2B3025010000000200000.200.200.200.400105.333.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
Cliff Johnson1B-C3011000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Gary ThomassonOF-1B2631000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Player NamePOsAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
George Brett3B-1B25418771133000100000.389.3891.0561.44519518.286.667.6670.005.560.0016.676.0071.43
Al CowensOF26415220001000200000.133.133.133.2662015.154.000.0000.0013.330.000.000.000.00
Darrell PorterC26414151003002000000.357.438.429.8676116.357.072.21412.500.000.000.000.0020.00
Amos OtisOF31414262001403500000.429.529.5711.1008217.667.142.64317.6529.411.670.000.0033.33
Hal McRaeOF32414030002102200000.214.313.214.5273016.250.000.21412.5012.501.000.000.000.00
Frank White2B27413130002000000000.231.231.231.4623013.231.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Freddie PatekSS33413210012001400000.077.143.308.4514114.000.231.3087.1428.574.007.1413.00100.00
Pete LaCock1B-OF26411142101103100000.364.500.7271.2278314.400.363.72721.437.140.330.000.0075.00
Clint HurdleOF2048130101002300000.375.500.6251.1255110.600.250.50020.0030.001.500.000.0033.33
Steve BraunOF-3B3025000000001100000.000.167.000.167006.000.000.20016.6716.671.000.000.000.00
Willie WilsonOF2234010000000200000.250.250.250.500104.500.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
John WathanC-1B2813000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Tom PoquetteOF2611000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Pitching Stats

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Player NameAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
Ron Guidry101.131008.0711701.007.880.001.137.887.000.001.00027
Catfish Hunter004.501006.0733501.6710.500.004.507.501.670.00.00032
Dick Tidrow004.761005.2832101.9212.710.003.181.590.500.00.00031
Jim Beattie101.691005.1215301.373.380.008.445.060.600.001.00023
Rich Gossage104.502014.0320300.756.750.000.006.7500.001.00026
Ken Clay000.001013.2003200.940.000.007.364.910.670.00.00024
Sparky Lyle0013.501001.1320002.7320.250.000.000.0000.00.00033
Ed Figueroa0127.001001.0530005.0045.000.000.000.0000.00.00029
Player NameAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
Dennis Leonard023.7521012.013521101.259.750.001.508.255.500.00.00027
Paul Splittorff004.911007.1940201.2711.050.000.002.4500.00.00031
Larry Gura102.841006.1822201.6411.370.002.842.841.000.001.00030
Steve Mingori007.361003.2533002.5012.270.007.360.000.000.00.00034
Al Hrabosky003.003003.0310201.009.000.000.006.0000.00.00028
Doug Bird019.002001.0210102.0018.000.000.009.0000.00.00028
Marty Pattin0027.001000.22200010.0027.000.000.000.0000.00.00035