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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BAL
8
2
WSH
@CHW
1
2
PHA
@CLE
2
5
BOS
@DET
5
2
STL
@BRO
6
5
CIN
@PHI
9
3
MLN
@PIT
5
2
Wednesday, September 8, 1954,
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 28,670, Time of Game: 2:42
Yankees
8
94-44
 Won 1 
2nd, 4½ GB
at Orioles
2
45-94
 Lost 1 
8th, 54 GB
W: Tommy Byrne (1-0)
L: Bob Turley (11-15)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  1   3  1  0   1  2  0    8  8  1
Orioles         0  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  1

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gil McDougald 2B 3 0 0 1 1 3 5 .256 .363 .423 .785 -0.053 0.67 0.004 -0.056 -0.3 2 6 SF
Joe Collins 1B 3 2 1 0 2 0 5 .277 .375 .461 .836 0.043 0.46 0.061 -0.018 0.5 9 0
Mickey Mantle CF 5 1 1 2 0 2 5 .302 .400 .543 .943 -0.035 0.66 0.021 -0.056 1.0 3 0 3B
Yogi Berra C 3 1 1 0 2 1 5 .308 .370 .487 .858 0.061 0.66 0.083 -0.023 0.7 5 0
Irv Noren LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 .332 .385 .509 .894 0.005 1.10 0.080 -0.074 -0.3 3 0 SB,SF
Enos Slaughter RF 4 1 2 1 1 1 5 .267 .413 .376 .789 0.096 0.85 0.142 -0.045 1.1 2 0
Andy Carey 3B 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .291 .363 .415 .778 0.017 1.04 0.084 -0.067 -0.6 2 1
Willy Miranda SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .276 .322 .381 .703 -0.034 1.26 0.000 -0.034 -0.3 1 0
   Eddie Robinson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .341 .366 .707 -0.100 3.69 0.000 -0.100 -0.8
   Phil Rizzuto SS 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 .197 .303 .254 .557 -0.005 0.24 0.004 -0.009 0.2 0 3
Tommy Byrne P 4 1 2 3 0 1 4 .333 .333 .833 1.167 0.448 1.34 0.457 -0.010 3.0 0 0 3B,2B
Team Totals 33 8 8 8 8 13 43 .242 .372 .394 .766 0.443 0.89 0.936 -0.492 4.1 27 10
2B: T Byrne (1, off B Turley).
3B: T Byrne (1, off B Turley); M Mantle (11, off M Blyzka).
SF: G McDougald (3, off B Turley); I Noren (6, off B Turley).
TB: T Byrne 5; M Mantle 3; E Slaughter 2; J Collins; I Noren; Y Berra.
RBI: T Byrne 3 (3); M Mantle 2 (100); E Slaughter (19); I Noren (63); G McDougald (43).
2-out RBI: T Byrne 3; M Mantle 2; E Slaughter.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Rizzuto-G McDougald-J Collins 2.
E: M Mantle (9).
Baserunning
SB: I Noren (4, 2nd base off B Turley/C Courtney).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cal Abrams RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .281 .394 .396 .790 -0.021 0.74 0.026 -0.047 -0.3 2 0
Chuck Diering CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .272 .366 .322 .687 -0.045 0.85 0.022 -0.067 -0.3 2 0
Dick Kryhoski 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .262 .303 .330 .633 0.105 0.69 0.149 -0.044 0.6 4 1
Bob Kennedy 3B 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .261 .312 .362 .674 0.151 0.77 0.166 -0.015 1.5 1 0
Jim Fridley LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .242 .308 .374 .682 -0.037 0.73 0.018 -0.055 -0.9 2 0 GDP
Clint Courtney C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .266 .320 .364 .684 -0.090 0.93 0.000 -0.090 -1.0 12 1
Billy Hunter SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .243 .282 .309 .591 0.021 0.66 0.049 -0.028 0.0 4 0
Bobby Young 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .254 .331 .345 .676 -0.114 0.97 0.000 -0.114 -1.1 0 3 GDP
Bob Turley P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .122 .145 .135 .280 -0.011 0.78 0.015 -0.026 -0.1 0 0
   Don Larsen PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .306 .438 .743 -0.014 0.59 0.000 -0.014 -0.2
   Mike Blyzka P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jim Brideweser PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .270 .327 .327 .654 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Team Totals 32 2 7 1 4 4 36 .219 .306 .219 .524 -0.055 0.77 0.445 -0.500 -1.9 27 6
TB: B Kennedy 2; C Diering; C Abrams; B Turley; B Hunter; D Kryhoski.
GIDP: J Fridley (13); B Young (7).
RBI: B Kennedy (38).
2-out RBI: B Kennedy.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
E: B Hunter (27).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tommy Byrne, W (1-0) 9 7 2 1 4 4 0 1.00 36 67 0.055 0.77 1.9
Team Totals 9 7 2 1 4 4 0 1.00 36 67 0.055 0.77 1.9

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Turley, L (11-15) 7 7 6 6 6 12 0 3.72 34 45 -0.424 1.09 -3.0
Mike Blyzka 2 1 2 2 2 1 0 4.73 9 0 0 -0.020 0.09 -1.1
Team Totals 9 8 8 8 8 13 0 8.00 43 45 0 0 -0.444 0.89 -4.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eddie Rommel, 1B - Bill McKinley, 2B - Jim Honochick, 3B - Frank Umont.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: 28,670.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Baltimore Orioles
1 Gil McDougald 2B 1 Cal Abrams RF
2 Joe Collins 1B 2 Chuck Diering CF
3 Mickey Mantle CF 3 Dick Kryhoski 1B
4 Yogi Berra C 4 Bob Kennedy 3B
5 Irv Noren LF 5 Jim Fridley LF
6 Enos Slaughter RF 6 Clint Courtney C
7 Andy Carey 3B 7 Billy Hunter SS
8 Willy Miranda SS 8 Bobby Young 2B
9 Tommy Byrne P 9 Bob Turley P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-2 2 123 RRR NYY T. Byrne B. Turley 35% 74% Double to CF; Berra Scores; Slaughter Scores; Carey Scores
b3 0-1 2 1-- R BAL D. Kryhoski T. Byrne -15% 46% Single to CF; Diering Scores/Adv on E8 (throw)/No RBI; Kryhoski to 2B
b3 1-1 2 -2- R BAL B. Kennedy T. Byrne -12% 34% Single to LF; Kryhoski Scores/unER
t3 0-0 0 --- NYY T. Byrne B. Turley 11% 61% Triple to CF
t4 1-2 1 123 O NYY E. Robinson B. Turley -10% 40% Strikeout Looking

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Bob Turley facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY G. McDougald B. Turley -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- NYY J. Collins B. Turley 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- O NYY M. Mantle B. Turley -3% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- O NYY Y. Berra B. Turley -2% 45% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Tommy Byrne facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BAL C. Abrams T. Byrne 2% 48% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-0 1 --- O BAL C. Diering T. Byrne 1% 49% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O BAL D. Kryhoski T. Byrne 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Bob Turley facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- NYY I. Noren B. Turley 4% 54% Single to RF
t2 0-0 0 1-- NYY E. Slaughter B. Turley 3% 57% Noren Steals 2B
t2 0-0 0 -2- O NYY E. Slaughter B. Turley -5% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 -2- O NYY A. Carey B. Turley -4% 49% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 -2- O NYY W. Miranda B. Turley -3% 45% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Tommy Byrne facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- BAL B. Kennedy T. Byrne -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O BAL J. Fridley T. Byrne 4% 45% Popfly: SS
b2 0-0 1 1-- O BAL C. Courtney T. Byrne 3% 48% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 1-- BAL B. Hunter T. Byrne -2% 46% Single to LF; Kennedy to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- O BAL B. Young T. Byrne 4% 50% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Bob Turley facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- NYY T. Byrne B. Turley 11% 61% Triple to CF
t3 0-0 0 --3 RO NYY G. McDougald B. Turley -1% 61% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Byrne Scores
t3 1-0 1 --- O NYY J. Collins B. Turley -1% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- O NYY M. Mantle B. Turley -1% 58% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Tommy Byrne facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- O BAL B. Turley T. Byrne 3% 61% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- O BAL C. Abrams T. Byrne 2% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- BAL C. Diering T. Byrne -2% 61% Walk
b3 0-1 2 1-- R BAL D. Kryhoski T. Byrne -15% 46% Single to CF; Diering Scores/Adv on E8 (throw)/No RBI; Kryhoski to 2B
b3 1-1 2 -2- R BAL B. Kennedy T. Byrne -12% 34% Single to LF; Kryhoski Scores/unER
b3 2-1 2 1-- BAL J. Fridley T. Byrne -2% 32% Walk; Kennedy to 2B
b3 2-1 2 12- O BAL C. Courtney T. Byrne 4% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Bob Turley facing 4-5-6
t4 1-2 0 --- NYY Y. Berra B. Turley 5% 41% Walk
t4 1-2 0 1-- O NYY I. Noren B. Turley -4% 37% Flyball: LF
t4 1-2 1 1-- NYY E. Slaughter B. Turley 5% 42% Single to CF; Berra to 2B
t4 1-2 1 12- NYY A. Carey B. Turley 8% 50% Walk; Berra to 3B; Slaughter to 2B
Eddie Robinson pinch hits for Willy Miranda (SS) batting 8th
t4 1-2 1 123 O NYY E. Robinson B. Turley -10% 40% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-2 2 123 RRR NYY T. Byrne B. Turley 35% 74% Double to CF; Berra Scores; Slaughter Scores; Carey Scores
t4 4-2 2 -2- O NYY G. McDougald B. Turley -2% 72% Strikeout
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-4, Yankees' Tommy Byrne facing 7-8-9
Phil Rizzuto replaces Eddie Robinson (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b4 2-4 0 --- O BAL B. Hunter T. Byrne 3% 75% Popfly: 1B
b4 2-4 1 --- O BAL B. Young T. Byrne 2% 76% Flyball: LF
b4 2-4 2 --- BAL B. Turley T. Byrne -2% 75% Single to LF
b4 2-4 2 1-- BAL C. Abrams T. Byrne -3% 72% Single to 3B; Turley to 2B
b4 2-4 2 12- O BAL C. Diering T. Byrne 5% 78% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 4, Orioles 2.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-2, Orioles' Bob Turley facing 2-3-4
t5 4-2 0 --- NYY J. Collins B. Turley 2% 80% Single to CF
t5 4-2 0 1-- O NYY M. Mantle B. Turley -1% 79% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Mantle to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw)
t5 4-2 1 -2- NYY Y. Berra B. Turley 1% 80% Walk
t5 4-2 1 12- O NYY I. Noren B. Turley -3% 77% Popfly: 3B
t5 4-2 2 12- R NYY E. Slaughter B. Turley 9% 86% Single to RF; Mantle Scores; Berra to 3B
t5 5-2 2 1-3 O NYY A. Carey B. Turley -2% 84% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Tommy Byrne facing 3-4-5
b5 2-5 0 --- O BAL D. Kryhoski T. Byrne 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-5 1 --- O BAL B. Kennedy T. Byrne 1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-5 2 --- O BAL J. Fridley T. Byrne 1% 88% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Orioles 2.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-2, Orioles' Bob Turley facing 8-9-1
t6 5-2 0 --- O NYY P. Rizzuto B. Turley -1% 88% Strikeout Looking
t6 5-2 1 --- O NYY T. Byrne B. Turley -1% 87% Strikeout
t6 5-2 2 --- O NYY G. McDougald B. Turley -0% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Tommy Byrne facing 6-7-8
b6 2-5 0 --- O BAL C. Courtney T. Byrne 2% 89% Flyball: LF
b6 2-5 1 --- BAL B. Hunter T. Byrne -3% 86% Walk
b6 2-5 1 1-- OO BAL B. Young T. Byrne 5% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Orioles 2.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-2, Orioles' Bob Turley facing 2-3-4
t7 5-2 0 --- NYY J. Collins B. Turley 1% 92% Walk
t7 5-2 0 1-- O NYY M. Mantle B. Turley -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-2 1 1-- NYY Y. Berra B. Turley 2% 94% Single to RF; Collins to 3B
t7 5-2 1 1-3 RO NYY I. Noren B. Turley 1% 95% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Collins Scores
t7 6-2 2 1-- NYY E. Slaughter B. Turley 0% 95% Walk; Berra to 2B
t7 6-2 2 12- O NYY A. Carey B. Turley -1% 95% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 6, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-6, Yankees' Tommy Byrne facing 9-1-2
Don Larsen pinch hits for Bob Turley (P) batting 9th
b7 2-6 0 --- O BAL D. Larsen T. Byrne 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 2-6 1 --- O BAL C. Abrams T. Byrne 1% 97% Flyball: CF
b7 2-6 2 --- BAL C. Diering T. Byrne -1% 96% Single to LF
b7 2-6 2 1-- O BAL D. Kryhoski T. Byrne 1% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 6, Orioles 2.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 6-2, Orioles' Mike Blyzka facing 8-9-1
Mike Blyzka replaces Don Larsen (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 6-2 0 --- NYY P. Rizzuto M. Blyzka 0% 98% Walk
t8 6-2 0 1-- O NYY T. Byrne M. Blyzka -0% 97% Flyball: LF
t8 6-2 1 1-- NYY G. McDougald M. Blyzka 0% 98% Walk; Rizzuto to 2B
t8 6-2 1 12- O NYY J. Collins M. Blyzka -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Rizzuto to 3B
t8 6-2 2 1-3 RR NYY M. Mantle M. Blyzka 2% 99% Triple to CF; Rizzuto Scores; Collins Scores
t8 8-2 2 --3 O NYY Y. Berra M. Blyzka -0% 99% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 8, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-8, Yankees' Tommy Byrne facing 4-5-6
b8 2-8 0 --- BAL B. Kennedy T. Byrne -1% 99% Single to SS
b8 2-8 0 1-- OO BAL J. Fridley T. Byrne 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b8 2-8 2 --- O BAL C. Courtney T. Byrne 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 8, Orioles 2.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 8-2, Orioles' Mike Blyzka facing 5-6-7
t9 8-2 0 --- O NYY I. Noren M. Blyzka -0% 100% Lineout: SS
t9 8-2 1 --- O NYY E. Slaughter M. Blyzka -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 8-2 2 --- O NYY A. Carey M. Blyzka -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 8, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-8, Yankees' Tommy Byrne facing 7-8-9
b9 2-8 0 --- O BAL B. Hunter T. Byrne 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 2-8 1 --- O BAL B. Young T. Byrne 0% 100% Flyball: RF
Jim Brideweser pinch hits for Mike Blyzka (P) batting 9th
b9 2-8 2 --- O BAL J. Brideweser T. Byrne 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 8, Orioles 2.

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