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Standings
CHW
@BOS
3
5
SLB
@NYY
1
8
CLE
@PHA
3
4
 
(11)
DET
@WSH
2
3
BRO
@CHC
2
4
BSN
@CIN
2
3
PHI
@PIT
4
5
 
(10)
NYG
@STL
1
6
Thursday, May 18, 1939,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 3,500, Time of Game: 1:55
White Sox
3
14-11
 Lost 1 
3rd, 5 GB
at Red Sox
5
14-6
 Won 1 
2nd, 2½ GB
W: Elden Auker (2-1)
S: Joe Heving (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  0  0   0  0  0   1  2  0    3  7  1
Red Sox         0  1  1   0  0  0   3  0  X    5 11  3

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ollie Bejma 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .269 .387 .500 .887 0.041 0.66 0.078 -0.037 1.1 2 1 3B
Joe Kuhel 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .416 .471 .545 1.016 0.019 1.02 0.081 -0.062 0.3 3 0
Gee Walker LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .346 .381 .570 .951 0.044 1.34 0.117 -0.073 0.5 1 0
Luke Appling SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .326 .463 .349 .812 -0.128 1.40 0.035 -0.164 -1.4 1 2 GDP
Hank Steinbacher RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .178 .288 .222 .511 -0.061 1.67 0.071 -0.132 -0.5 1 0
Larry Rosenthal CF 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .161 .297 .274 .571 0.013 1.49 0.079 -0.066 -0.0 1 0
Marv Owen 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .233 .295 .291 .586 -0.144 1.37 0.000 -0.144 -0.9 1 1
Mike Tresh C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .241 .371 .241 .613 -0.136 1.29 0.000 -0.136 -1.2 0 0
John Whitehead P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.044 0.83 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 0 0
   Ken Silvestri PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .194 .265 .290 .555 0.017 0.36 0.017 0.000 0.3
   Johnny Rigney P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .357 .643 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rip Radcliff PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .263 .257 .520 -0.041 1.35 0.000 -0.041 -0.3
Team Totals 35 3 7 3 1 4 36 .200 .222 .257 .479 -0.420 1.23 0.478 -0.899 -2.5 * 4
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
3B: O Bejma (1, off E Auker).
TB: O Bejma 4; J Kuhel 2; L Appling; G Walker; K Silvestri.
GIDP: L Appling (1).
RBI: O Bejma (5); L Rosenthal (9); J Kuhel (11).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. O Bejma-L Appling-J Kuhel.
E: L Appling (6).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Doc Cramer CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .220 .290 .275 .565 0.007 0.72 0.064 -0.056 -0.0 1 0
Lou Finney 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 5 .194 .256 .278 .534 0.066 0.84 0.103 -0.037 0.6 8 0 2B,SH
Joe Vosmik LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .341 .394 .451 .844 0.039 1.07 0.102 -0.063 0.5 2 0
Joe Cronin SS 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 .265 .419 .456 .874 0.151 1.18 0.176 -0.025 2.1 2 2 3B
Ted Williams RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .235 .295 .457 .752 -0.200 1.03 0.000 -0.200 -2.9 1 0 GDP
   Red Nonnenkamp RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .661 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jim Tabor 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .286 .333 .357 .690 0.070 0.66 0.089 -0.019 1.4 0 2
Bobby Doerr 2B 3 0 3 0 0 0 4 .296 .360 .469 .829 0.117 0.75 0.127 -0.010 1.6 0 4 2B,SH
Gene Desautels C 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .178 .288 .244 .533 -0.085 0.81 0.000 -0.085 -1.7 4 0 SF
Elden Auker P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .333 .556 -0.078 0.92 0.000 -0.078 -1.1 0 1
   Joe Heving P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.008 0.30 0.000 -0.008 -0.3 0 0
Team Totals 32 5 11 5 3 0 38 .344 .400 .469 .869 0.079 0.87 0.661 -0.581 0.1 * 9
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: L Finney (3, off J Whitehead); B Doerr (8, off J Whitehead).
3B: J Cronin (1, off J Whitehead).
SF: G Desautels (0, off J Whitehead).
SH: B Doerr (1, off J Whitehead); L Finney (1, off J Whitehead).
TB: B Doerr 4; J Cronin 4; J Tabor 2; L Finney 2; J Vosmik 2; D Cramer.
GIDP: T Williams (2).
RBI: J Cronin 2 (15); J Vosmik (15); G Desautels (4); J Tabor (13).
2-out RBI: J Tabor.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Doerr-J Cronin-L Finney.
E: J Tabor (9); J Cronin (5); J Vosmik (3).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Whitehead, L (0-3) 7 11 5 5 3 0 0 7.94 35 32 -0.099 0.92 -0.7
Johnny Rigney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.56 3 0 0 0.020 0.24 0.6
Team Totals 8 11 5 5 3 0 0 5.62 38 32 0 0 -0.079 0.87 -0.1

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Elden Auker, W (2-1) 7.2 7 3 2 0 2 0 2.63 31 57 0.255 1.07 1.4
Joe Heving, S (2) 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.31 5 2 0 0.166 2.20 1.1
Team Totals 9 7 3 2 1 4 0 2.00 36 57 2 0 0.421 1.23 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Rue, 1B - Harry Geisel, 2B - (none), 3B - Lou Kolls.
Time of Game: 1:55.
Attendance: 3,500.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Boston Red Sox
1 Ollie Bejma 2B 1 Doc Cramer CF
2 Joe Kuhel 1B 2 Lou Finney 1B
3 Gee Walker LF 3 Joe Vosmik LF
4 Luke Appling SS 4 Joe Cronin SS
5 Hank Steinbacher RF 5 Ted Williams RF
6 Larry Rosenthal CF 6 Jim Tabor 3B
7 Marv Owen 3B 7 Bobby Doerr 2B
8 Mike Tresh C 8 Gene Desautels C
9 John Whitehead P 9 Elden Auker P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 123 OO BOS T. Williams J. Whitehead -14% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b7 2-1 1 1-3 RR BOS J. Cronin J. Whitehead 11% 95% Triple to RF; Vosmik Scores; Cramer Scores
t1 0-0 1 12- OO CHW L. Appling E. Auker 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t7 0-2 0 --- CHW G. Walker E. Auker -8% 71% Single to LF; Walker to 2B/Adv on E7
b2 0-0 0 1-- BOS B. Doerr J. Whitehead 8% 67% Single to CF; Tabor to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Elden Auker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHW O. Bejma E. Auker 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- CHW J. Kuhel E. Auker -2% 50% Single to RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- CHW G. Walker E. Auker -3% 47% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Kuhel to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- OO CHW L. Appling E. Auker 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' John Whitehead facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- BOS D. Cramer J. Whitehead 3% 59% Single to RF
b1 0-0 0 1-- BOS L. Finney J. Whitehead 5% 63% Walk; Cramer to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- O BOS J. Vosmik J. Whitehead -5% 59% Foul Popfly: 1B
b1 0-0 1 12- BOS J. Cronin J. Whitehead 5% 64% Walk; Cramer to 3B; Finney to 2B
b1 0-0 1 123 OO BOS T. Williams J. Whitehead -14% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Elden Auker facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHW H. Steinbacher E. Auker 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O CHW L. Rosenthal E. Auker 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O CHW M. Owen E. Auker 1% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' John Whitehead facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- BOS J. Tabor J. Whitehead 4% 59% Single to P
b2 0-0 0 1-- BOS B. Doerr J. Whitehead 8% 67% Single to CF; Tabor to 3B
b2 0-0 0 1-3 RO BOS G. Desautels J. Whitehead -2% 65% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Tabor Scores
b2 1-0 1 1-- O BOS E. Auker J. Whitehead -3% 62% Flyball: LF
b2 1-0 2 1-- O BOS D. Cramer J. Whitehead -2% 60% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Elden Auker facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O CHW M. Tresh E. Auker 3% 63% Flyball: RF
t3 0-1 1 --- O CHW J. Whitehead E. Auker 2% 65% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 --- O CHW O. Bejma E. Auker 1% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' John Whitehead facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- BOS L. Finney J. Whitehead 5% 71% Double to RF
b3 1-0 0 -2- R BOS J. Vosmik J. Whitehead 6% 77% Single to RF; Finney Scores
b3 2-0 0 1-- O BOS J. Cronin J. Whitehead -2% 75% Flyball: RF
b3 2-0 1 1-- O BOS T. Williams J. Whitehead -2% 73% Foul Popfly: 1B
b3 2-0 2 1-- O BOS J. Tabor J. Whitehead -2% 71% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Elden Auker facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- O CHW J. Kuhel E. Auker 3% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 0-2 1 --- O CHW G. Walker E. Auker 2% 76% Flyball: LF
t4 0-2 2 --- O CHW L. Appling E. Auker 1% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' John Whitehead facing 7-8-9
b4 2-0 0 --- BOS B. Doerr J. Whitehead 4% 81% Double
b4 2-0 0 -2- O BOS G. Desautels J. Whitehead -3% 78% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b4 2-0 1 -2- O BOS E. Auker J. Whitehead -3% 76% Lineout: 3B
b4 2-0 2 -2- O BOS D. Cramer J. Whitehead -3% 73% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Elden Auker facing 5-6-7
t5 0-2 0 --- O CHW H. Steinbacher E. Auker 3% 76% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t5 0-2 1 --- O CHW L. Rosenthal E. Auker 2% 78% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t5 0-2 2 --- O CHW M. Owen E. Auker 1% 80% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' John Whitehead facing 2-3-4
b5 2-0 0 --- O BOS L. Finney J. Whitehead -2% 78% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b5 2-0 1 --- O BOS J. Vosmik J. Whitehead -1% 76% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b5 2-0 2 --- BOS J. Cronin J. Whitehead 1% 77% Single
b5 2-0 2 1-- O BOS T. Williams J. Whitehead -2% 76% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Elden Auker facing 8-9-1
t6 0-2 0 --- O CHW M. Tresh E. Auker 3% 79% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t6 0-2 1 --- O CHW J. Whitehead E. Auker 2% 81% Strikeout
t6 0-2 2 --- CHW O. Bejma E. Auker -2% 80% Single
t6 0-2 2 1-- O CHW J. Kuhel E. Auker 3% 83% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' John Whitehead facing 6-7-8
b6 2-0 0 --- BOS J. Tabor J. Whitehead 2% 85% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b6 2-0 0 1-- O BOS B. Doerr J. Whitehead -1% 84% Bunt Groundout: Unknown out on play/Sacrifice; Tabor to 2B
b6 2-0 1 -2- O BOS G. Desautels J. Whitehead -2% 82% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b6 2-0 2 -2- O BOS E. Auker J. Whitehead -3% 79% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Elden Auker facing 3-4-5
t7 0-2 0 --- CHW G. Walker E. Auker -8% 71% Single to LF; Walker to 2B/Adv on E7
t7 0-2 0 -2- O CHW L. Appling E. Auker 6% 77% Groundout: P-1B
t7 0-2 1 -2- CHW H. Steinbacher E. Auker -7% 70% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Walker to 3B
t7 0-2 1 1-3 RO CHW L. Rosenthal E. Auker 3% 73% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Walker Scores/unER
t7 1-2 2 1-- O CHW M. Owen E. Auker 5% 77% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' John Whitehead facing 1-2-3
b7 2-1 0 --- BOS D. Cramer J. Whitehead 3% 81% Walk
b7 2-1 0 1-- O BOS L. Finney J. Whitehead -1% 79% Bunt Groundout: Unknown out on play/Sacrifice; Cramer to 2B
b7 2-1 1 -2- BOS J. Vosmik J. Whitehead 4% 83% Single to 2B; Cramer to 3B
b7 2-1 1 1-3 RR BOS J. Cronin J. Whitehead 11% 95% Triple to RF; Vosmik Scores; Cramer Scores
b7 4-1 1 --3 O BOS T. Williams J. Whitehead -2% 93% Groundout: Unknown out on play
b7 4-1 2 --3 R BOS J. Tabor J. Whitehead 3% 96% Single to P; Cronin Scores
b7 5-1 2 1-- BOS B. Doerr J. Whitehead 0% 96% Single; Tabor to 2B
b7 5-1 2 12- O BOS G. Desautels J. Whitehead -1% 95% Groundout: Unknown out on play/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 1, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Red Sox' Elden Auker facing 8-9-1
t8 1-5 0 --- O CHW M. Tresh E. Auker 2% 97% Groundout: Unknown out on play
Ken Silvestri pinch hits for John Whitehead (P) batting 9th
t8 1-5 1 --- CHW K. Silvestri E. Auker -2% 95% Single to RF
t8 1-5 1 1-- R CHW O. Bejma E. Auker -6% 89% Triple to RF; Silvestri Scores
t8 2-5 1 --3 R CHW J. Kuhel E. Auker -6% 84% Single to CF; Bejma Scores
t8 3-5 1 1-- O CHW G. Walker E. Auker 5% 89% Flyball: LF
t8 3-5 2 1-- CHW L. Appling E. Auker -4% 85% Single to P; Kuhel to 2B
Joe Heving replaces Elden Auker pitching and batting 9th
Red Nonnenkamp replaces Ted Williams playing RF batting 5th
t8 3-5 2 12- O CHW H. Steinbacher J. Heving 8% 93% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-3, White Sox' Johnny Rigney facing 9-1-2
Johnny Rigney replaces Ken Silvestri (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-3 0 --- O BOS J. Heving J. Rigney -1% 92% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b8 5-3 1 --- O BOS D. Cramer J. Rigney -1% 91% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b8 5-3 2 --- O BOS L. Finney J. Rigney -0% 91% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Red Sox' Joe Heving facing 6-7-8
t9 3-5 0 --- CHW L. Rosenthal J. Heving -8% 83% Walk
t9 3-5 0 1-- O CHW M. Owen J. Heving 7% 90% Popfly: Unknown out on play
t9 3-5 1 1-- O CHW M. Tresh J. Heving 6% 96% Strikeout
Rip Radcliff pinch hits for Johnny Rigney (P) batting 9th
t9 3-5 2 1-- O CHW R. Radcliff J. Heving 4% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Red Sox 5.

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