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Scores
Standings
PHA
@BAL
6
2
BOS
@CHW
2
6
NYY
@CLE
2
1
WSH
@DET
0
2
STL
@BRO
1
2
CHC
@NYG
1
7
MLN
@PHI
3
1
CIN
@PIT
7
2
Tuesday, August 3, 1954,
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 10,134, Time of Game: 2:07
Athletics
6
36-67
 Won 1 
7th, 35½ GB
at Orioles
2
37-68
 Lost 1 
7th, 35½ GB
L: Don Larsen (3-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       1  4  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    6  5  1
Orioles         1  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    2  9  5

Philadelphia Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe DeMaestri SS 4 1 0 0 0 1 .224 .568 -0.038 0.50 0.008 -0.046 -0.4 0 0
Don Bollweg 1B 4 1 3 1 0 0 .203 .648 0.182 0.45 0.184 -0.002 2.1 8 0 3B,2B
Jim Finigan 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .801 -0.048 0.38 0.000 -0.048 -1.3 0 1
Bill Renna RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .237 .692 0.004 0.26 0.028 -0.024 0.2 5 0 CS
Elmer Valo LF 2 1 0 0 2 0 .248 .758 0.043 0.34 0.048 -0.005 0.3 2 0
Bill Wilson CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .785 -0.057 0.54 0.000 -0.057 -1.0 3 0 GDP
Pete Suder 2B 4 1 0 0 0 0 .217 .531 0.024 0.47 0.039 -0.015 -0.1 1 2
Joe Astroth C 3 1 0 0 0 1 .185 .495 0.057 0.85 0.067 -0.010 0.4 8 0
Arnie Portocarrero P 3 1 1 1 0 0 .140 .444 0.199 1.06 0.206 -0.007 2.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 6 5 3 2 2 .156 .456 0.366 0.51 0.580 -0.214 2.1 27 3
2B: D Bollweg (12, off H Fox).
3B: D Bollweg (3, off D Larsen).
TB: D Bollweg 6; A Portocarrero; B Renna.
GIDP: B Wilson (5).
RBI: A Portocarrero (2); D Bollweg (12); B Renna (37).
2-out RBI: B Renna; D Bollweg.
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
E: J DeMaestri (18).
Baserunning
CS: B Renna (3, 2nd base by M Blyzka/C Courtney).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cal Abrams RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .766 -0.076 0.61 0.000 -0.076 -0.9 1 0
Eddie Waitkus 1B 5 1 2 0 0 1 .269 .708 0.057 0.44 0.089 -0.032 0.4 13 1 3B,2B
Chuck Diering CF 3 0 2 0 1 1 .288 .719 -0.016 0.76 0.047 -0.063 -0.0 3 0
Bob Kennedy 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .267 .680 0.025 1.09 0.100 -0.076 -0.0 0 2
Clint Courtney C 4 1 2 0 0 0 .275 .712 0.023 0.62 0.050 -0.027 0.2 2 1
Jim Fridley LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 .240 .719 0.026 0.97 0.091 -0.064 0.4 1 0 2B
Billy Hunter SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 .250 .611 -0.066 0.78 0.006 -0.071 -0.5 2 3 SF
Chico Garcia 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .121 .402 -0.017 0.34 0.000 -0.017 -0.2 3 1
   Bobby Young PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .682 -0.043 0.84 0.000 -0.043 -0.5 1 1
Don Larsen P 1 0 1 0 0 0 .268 .799 0.009 0.25 0.009 0.000 0.1 0 1
   Howie Fox P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .545 -0.016 0.67 0.000 -0.016 -0.2 0 1
   Gil Coan PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .251 .594 -0.031 1.19 0.000 -0.031 -0.3
   Mike Blyzka P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .222 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 3
   Dick Kryhoski PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .648 -0.009 0.36 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
Team Totals 36 2 9 1 1 6 .250 .624 -0.134 0.71 0.392 -0.525 -1.9 27 14
2B: J Fridley (6, off A Portocarrero); E Waitkus (10, off A Portocarrero).
3B: E Waitkus (3, off A Portocarrero).
SF: B Hunter (3, off A Portocarrero).
TB: E Waitkus 5; C Diering 2; J Fridley 2; C Courtney 2; D Larsen; B Hunter.
RBI: B Hunter (22).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Garcia; B Hunter-C Garcia-E Waitkus.
E: C Abrams (4); C Garcia 2 (4); B Hunter (22); C Diering (3).

Philadelphia Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Arnie Portocarrero, W (7-10) 9 9 2 1 1 6 0 3.41 38 68 0.134 0.71 1.9
Team Totals 9 9 2 1 1 6 0 1.00 38 68 0.134 0.71 1.9

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Larsen, L (3-14) 2 3 5 0 1 1 0 4.10 12 40 -0.417 1.07 -4.1
Howie Fox 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.77 12 0 0 0.057 0.24 1.7
Mike Blyzka 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 5.40 10 0 0 -0.006 0.18 0.3
Team Totals 9 5 6 0 2 2 0 0.00 34 40 0 0 -0.366 0.51 -2.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - Jim Honochick, 2B - (none), 3B - Bill McKinley.
Time of Game: 2:07.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Athletics         Baltimore Orioles
1 Joe DeMaestri SS 1 Cal Abrams RF
2 Don Bollweg 1B 2 Eddie Waitkus 1B
3 Jim Finigan 3B 3 Chuck Diering CF
4 Bill Renna RF 4 Bob Kennedy 3B
5 Elmer Valo LF 5 Clint Courtney C
6 Bill Wilson CF 6 Jim Fridley LF
7 Pete Suder 2B 7 Billy Hunter SS
8 Joe Astroth C 8 Chico Garcia 2B
9 Arnie Portocarrero P 9 Don Larsen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 1-1 1 123 RRR PHA A. Portocarrero D. Larsen 21% 81% Single to CF; Valo Scores/unER; Suder Scores/No RBI/unER; Astroth Scores/No RBI/Adv on E8 (throw)/unER; Portocarrero to 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- R PHA D. Bollweg D. Larsen 11% 59% Triple to RF; Bollweg Scores/Adv on E4 (throw)/No RBI/unER
b1 0-1 2 --3 R BAL B. Kennedy A. Portocarrero -10% 48% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Waitkus Scores/No RBI/unER
b6 1-5 0 1-- BAL J. Fridley A. Portocarrero -9% 80% Double to CF; Courtney to 3B
b1 0-1 1 --- BAL E. Waitkus A. Portocarrero -8% 52% Triple to RF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Don Larsen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PHA J. DeMaestri D. Larsen -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- R PHA D. Bollweg D. Larsen 11% 59% Triple to RF; Bollweg Scores/Adv on E4 (throw)/No RBI/unER
t1 1-0 1 --- O PHA J. Finigan D. Larsen -1% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 1-0 2 --- O PHA B. Renna D. Larsen -1% 57% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O BAL C. Abrams A. Portocarrero 2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- BAL E. Waitkus A. Portocarrero -8% 52% Triple to RF
b1 0-1 1 --3 O BAL C. Diering A. Portocarrero 6% 58% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-1 2 --3 R BAL B. Kennedy A. Portocarrero -10% 48% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Waitkus Scores/No RBI/unER
b1 1-1 2 1-- BAL C. Courtney A. Portocarrero -2% 46% Single to P; Kennedy to 2B
b1 1-1 2 12- O BAL J. Fridley A. Portocarrero 4% 50% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Orioles 1.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Orioles' Don Larsen facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- PHA E. Valo D. Larsen 4% 54% Walk
t2 1-1 0 1-- O PHA B. Wilson D. Larsen -4% 50% Flyball: RF
t2 1-1 1 1-- PHA P. Suder D. Larsen 4% 54% Fielder's Choice 2B; Valo to 2B/Adv on E4
t2 1-1 1 12- PHA J. Astroth D. Larsen 7% 61% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball); Valo to 3B; Suder to 2B
t2 1-1 1 123 RRR PHA A. Portocarrero D. Larsen 21% 81% Single to CF; Valo Scores/unER; Suder Scores/No RBI/unER; Astroth Scores/No RBI/Adv on E8 (throw)/unER; Portocarrero to 2B
t2 4-1 1 -2- O PHA J. DeMaestri D. Larsen -2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 4-1 2 -2- R PHA D. Bollweg D. Larsen 6% 86% Single to RF; Portocarrero Scores/unER
t2 5-1 2 1-- O PHA J. Finigan D. Larsen -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
4 runs, 2 hits, 3 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 7-8-9
b2 1-5 0 --- O BAL B. Hunter A. Portocarrero 2% 87% Foul Flyball: C
b2 1-5 1 --- O BAL C. Garcia A. Portocarrero 1% 88% Popfly: 2B
b2 1-5 2 --- BAL D. Larsen A. Portocarrero -1% 87% Single to LF
b2 1-5 2 1-- O BAL C. Abrams A. Portocarrero 2% 88% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Orioles 1.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-1, Orioles' Howie Fox facing 4-5-6
Howie Fox replaces Don Larsen pitching and batting 9th
t3 5-1 0 --- O PHA B. Renna H. Fox -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 5-1 1 --- PHA E. Valo H. Fox 1% 88% Walk
t3 5-1 1 1-- OO PHA B. Wilson H. Fox -2% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 2-3-4
b3 1-5 0 --- O BAL E. Waitkus A. Portocarrero 2% 88% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-5 1 --- BAL C. Diering A. Portocarrero -2% 86% Walk
b3 1-5 1 1-- O BAL B. Kennedy A. Portocarrero 2% 88% Lineout: RF
b3 1-5 2 1-- O BAL C. Courtney A. Portocarrero 2% 90% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Orioles 1.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-1, Orioles' Howie Fox facing 7-8-9
t4 5-1 0 --- O PHA P. Suder H. Fox -1% 89% Groundout: P-1B
t4 5-1 1 --- O PHA J. Astroth H. Fox -0% 89% Foul Flyball: 1B
t4 5-1 2 --- O PHA A. Portocarrero H. Fox -0% 88% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 6-7-8
b4 1-5 0 --- O BAL J. Fridley A. Portocarrero 2% 90% Strikeout
b4 1-5 1 --- O BAL B. Hunter A. Portocarrero 1% 91% Foul Flyball: C
b4 1-5 2 --- O BAL C. Garcia A. Portocarrero 1% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Orioles 1.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-1, Orioles' Howie Fox facing 1-2-3
t5 5-1 0 --- O PHA J. DeMaestri H. Fox -1% 91% Flyball: CF
t5 5-1 1 --- PHA D. Bollweg H. Fox 1% 92% Double to LF
t5 5-1 1 -2- OO PHA J. Finigan H. Fox -2% 90% Line Drive Double Play: 2B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 9-1-2
b5 1-5 0 --- O BAL H. Fox A. Portocarrero 2% 92% Foul Flyball: 1B
b5 1-5 1 --- O BAL C. Abrams A. Portocarrero 1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 1-5 2 --- BAL E. Waitkus A. Portocarrero -1% 92% Double to RF
b5 1-5 2 -2- BAL C. Diering A. Portocarrero -1% 90% Single to 3B; Waitkus to 3B
b5 1-5 2 1-3 O BAL B. Kennedy A. Portocarrero 3% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, Orioles 1.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-1, Orioles' Howie Fox facing 4-5-6
t6 5-1 0 --- O PHA B. Renna H. Fox -1% 93% Flyball: LF
t6 5-1 1 --- O PHA E. Valo H. Fox -0% 93% Lineout: CF
t6 5-1 2 --- O PHA B. Wilson H. Fox -0% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 5-6-7
b6 1-5 0 --- BAL C. Courtney A. Portocarrero -3% 89% Single to CF
b6 1-5 0 1-- BAL J. Fridley A. Portocarrero -9% 80% Double to CF; Courtney to 3B
b6 1-5 0 -23 RO BAL B. Hunter A. Portocarrero 4% 85% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Courtney Scores
Bobby Young pinch hits for Chico Garcia (2B) batting 8th
b6 2-5 1 -2- O BAL B. Young A. Portocarrero 3% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Fridley to 3B
Gil Coan pinch hits for Howie Fox (P) batting 9th
b6 2-5 2 --3 O BAL G. Coan A. Portocarrero 3% 91% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Orioles 2.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Orioles' Mike Blyzka facing 7-8-9
Mike Blyzka replaces Gil Coan (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Bobby Young moves from PH to 2B
t7 5-2 0 --- O PHA P. Suder M. Blyzka -1% 91% Popfly: 2B
t7 5-2 1 --- O PHA J. Astroth M. Blyzka -1% 90% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-2 2 --- O PHA A. Portocarrero M. Blyzka -0% 90% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 1-2-3
b7 2-5 0 --- O BAL C. Abrams A. Portocarrero 2% 92% Flyball: RF
b7 2-5 1 --- O BAL E. Waitkus A. Portocarrero 1% 93% Flyball: RF
b7 2-5 2 --- BAL C. Diering A. Portocarrero -1% 92% Single to 3B
b7 2-5 2 1-- O BAL B. Kennedy A. Portocarrero 2% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Orioles 2.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Orioles' Mike Blyzka facing 1-2-3
t8 5-2 0 --- PHA J. DeMaestri M. Blyzka 1% 95% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t8 5-2 0 1-- O PHA D. Bollweg M. Blyzka -0% 95% Groundout: P-1B; DeMaestri to 2B
t8 5-2 1 -2- O PHA J. Finigan M. Blyzka -1% 94% Groundout: P-1B; DeMaestri to 3B
t8 5-2 2 --3 R PHA B. Renna M. Blyzka 3% 97% Single to CF; DeMaestri Scores/unER
t8 6-2 2 1-- O PHA E. Valo M. Blyzka -0% 97% Renna Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-6, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 5-6-7
b8 2-6 0 --- O BAL C. Courtney A. Portocarrero 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 2-6 1 --- O BAL J. Fridley A. Portocarrero 1% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 2-6 2 --- BAL B. Hunter A. Portocarrero -1% 98% Single to P/Bunt
b8 2-6 2 1-- O BAL B. Young A. Portocarrero 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Orioles 2.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-2, Orioles' Mike Blyzka facing 5-6-7
t9 6-2 0 --- O PHA E. Valo M. Blyzka -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 6-2 1 --- O PHA B. Wilson M. Blyzka -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t9 6-2 2 --- O PHA P. Suder M. Blyzka -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-6, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 9-1-2
Dick Kryhoski pinch hits for Mike Blyzka (P) batting 9th
b9 2-6 0 --- O BAL D. Kryhoski A. Portocarrero 1% 99% Flyball: RF
b9 2-6 1 --- O BAL C. Abrams A. Portocarrero 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b9 2-6 2 --- O BAL E. Waitkus A. Portocarrero 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Orioles 2.

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