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Scores
Standings
PHA
@BOS
7
2
DET
@CLE
1
4
WSH
@NYY
1
4
CHW
@SLB
3
0
NYG
@BRO
4
12
PIT
@PHI
3
5
Friday, April 24, 1953,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 5,991, Time of Game: 2:16
Athletics
7
6-4
 Won 3 
2nd, 2 GB
at Red Sox
2
3-6
 Lost 4 
6th, 4½ GB
W: Alex Kellner (3-0)
L: Hersh Freeman (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       1  1  0   0  2  0   2  0  1    7 14  0
Red Sox         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  1    2  5  1

Philadelphia Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Joost SS 3 0 1 0 2 0 .240 .801 0.000 0.54 0.043 -0.043 0.0 3 3 CS
Dave Philley CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 .465 1.221 -0.014 0.71 0.040 -0.054 -0.7 6 0 2B
Cass Michaels 2B 5 2 2 0 0 1 .289 .752 -0.069 0.69 0.024 -0.092 -0.2 1 3 2B,SB
Eddie Robinson 1B 5 2 4 3 0 0 .282 .785 0.313 0.67 0.313 0.000 3.0 8 0 HR
Elmer Valo RF 3 1 0 1 2 0 .143 .437 -0.039 0.49 0.023 -0.061 -0.1 3 0 CS
Gus Zernial LF 4 1 2 1 1 0 .343 1.163 0.088 0.55 0.102 -0.014 1.4 3 0
Pete Suder 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 .324 .693 -0.037 0.85 0.047 -0.083 -0.5 1 1 2B
Ray Murray C 4 0 1 1 0 1 .263 .774 0.032 0.69 0.079 -0.047 -0.1 2 0
Alex Kellner P 4 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .495 -0.038 0.57 0.023 -0.061 -0.5 0 0 GDP
Team Totals 37 7 14 7 5 2 .378 .993 0.236 0.64 0.694 -0.455 2.3 27 7
2B: C Michaels (1, off B Kennedy); D Philley (4, off H Freeman); P Suder (1, off W Nixon).
HR: E Robinson (1, off W Nixon; 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
TB: E Robinson 7; P Suder 3; C Michaels 3; D Philley 3; G Zernial 2; R Murray; E Joost.
GIDP: A Kellner (1).
RBI: E Robinson 3 (6); R Murray (5); G Zernial (4); P Suder (3); E Valo (2).
2-out RBI: E Robinson 3.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
PB: R Murray (4).
Baserunning
SB: C Michaels (1, 2nd base off W Nixon/S White).
CS: E Joost (1, 2nd base by I Delock/S White); E Valo (1, 2nd base by B Kennedy/S White).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jack Merson 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.065 0.63 0.000 -0.065 -0.7 3 4
Jim Piersall RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .408 -0.066 0.65 0.000 -0.066 -0.8 4 1
Hoot Evers LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .300 .800 -0.005 0.41 0.026 -0.032 -0.2 1 0 3B
Dick Gernert 1B 4 2 2 1 0 0 .250 .928 -0.032 0.57 0.016 -0.049 0.5 7 2 HR
George Kell 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 .412 1.003 0.119 0.56 0.144 -0.026 1.2 3 2 2B
Sammy White C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .571 -0.077 0.92 0.000 -0.077 -0.9 3 2
Tom Umphlett CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .790 -0.048 0.60 0.000 -0.048 -0.7 2 1
Milt Bolling SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .713 -0.053 0.70 0.000 -0.053 -0.7 2 2
Hersh Freeman P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.019 0.74 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 0 0
   Willard Nixon P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.011 0.41 0.000 -0.011 -0.1 1 0
   Ike Delock P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dom DiMaggio PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 1.000 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
   Bill Kennedy P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 0 1 .156 .500 -0.262 0.60 0.186 -0.451 -2.7 27 14
2B: G Kell (5, off A Kellner).
3B: H Evers (1, off A Kellner).
HR: D Gernert (4, off A Kellner; 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: D Gernert 5; G Kell 3; H Evers 3.
RBI: D Gernert (7); G Kell (6).
2-out RBI: G Kell; D Gernert.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Bolling-D Gernert.
E: J Merson (1).
Outfield Assists: J Piersall (E Joost at 3rd base); T Umphlett (G Zernial at 3rd base).

Philadelphia Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Alex Kellner, W (3-0) 9 5 2 2 0 1 1 0.67 32 70 0.263 0.60 2.7
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 0 1 1 2.00 32 70 0.263 0.60 2.7

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Hersh Freeman, L (0-2) 4.1 8 3 3 1 1 0 4.76 20 35 -0.046 0.91 -0.1
Willard Nixon 2.1 5 3 3 3 1 1 11.57 14 1 1 -0.195 0.66 -2.5
Ike Delock 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.86 4 1 0 0.008 0.08 0.8
Bill Kennedy 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.50 4 0 0 -0.003 0.02 -0.5
Team Totals 9 14 7 7 5 2 1 7.00 42 35 2 1 -0.236 0.64 -2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill McKinley, 1B - Jim Honochick, 2B - Bill McGowan, 3B - Joe Paparella.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Athletics         Boston Red Sox
1 Eddie Joost SS 1 Jack Merson 2B
2 Dave Philley CF 2 Jim Piersall RF
3 Cass Michaels 2B 3 Hoot Evers LF
4 Eddie Robinson 1B 4 Dick Gernert 1B
5 Elmer Valo RF 5 George Kell 3B
6 Gus Zernial LF 6 Sammy White C
7 Pete Suder 3B 7 Tom Umphlett CF
8 Ray Murray C 8 Milt Bolling SS
9 Alex Kellner P 9 Hersh Freeman P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 2-1 2 -2- RR PHA E. Robinson W. Nixon 19% 81% Home Run (Deep RF); Michaels Scores
b4 0-2 2 1-- R BOS G. Kell A. Kellner -13% 59% Double to RF; Gernert Scores
t1 0-0 2 -2- R PHA E. Robinson H. Freeman 9% 57% Single to CF; Philley Scores
t2 1-0 1 -2- R PHA R. Murray H. Freeman 8% 70% Single to RF; Zernial Scores
t5 2-1 1 -2- O PHA C. Michaels W. Nixon -5% 61% Fielder's Choice SS; Philley out at 3B/SS-3B; Michaels to 1B

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, Red Sox' Hersh Freeman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PHA E. Joost H. Freeman -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- PHA D. Philley H. Freeman 4% 52% Double to LF (Deep LF)
t1 0-0 1 -2- O PHA C. Michaels H. Freeman -3% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 -2- R PHA E. Robinson H. Freeman 9% 57% Single to CF; Philley Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- O PHA E. Valo H. Freeman -2% 55% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O BOS J. Merson A. Kellner 2% 58% Popfly: SS
b1 0-1 1 --- O BOS J. Piersall A. Kellner 2% 59% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 2 --- BOS H. Evers A. Kellner -3% 57% Triple to CF (Deep CF)
b1 0-1 2 --3 O BOS D. Gernert A. Kellner 4% 60% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Hersh Freeman facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- PHA G. Zernial H. Freeman 3% 64% Single to LF
t2 1-0 0 1-- O PHA P. Suder H. Freeman -2% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B; Zernial to 2B
t2 1-0 1 -2- R PHA R. Murray H. Freeman 8% 70% Single to RF; Zernial Scores
t2 2-0 1 1-- OO PHA A. Kellner H. Freeman -4% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- O BOS G. Kell A. Kellner 3% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- O BOS S. White A. Kellner 2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- O BOS T. Umphlett A. Kellner 1% 71% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Hersh Freeman facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- O PHA E. Joost H. Freeman -2% 69% Foul Flyball: 1B
t3 2-0 1 --- O PHA D. Philley H. Freeman -1% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- PHA C. Michaels H. Freeman 1% 69% Single to LF (Deep LF)
t3 2-0 2 1-- PHA E. Robinson H. Freeman 2% 71% Single to RF; Michaels to 3B
t3 2-0 2 1-3 O PHA E. Valo H. Freeman -4% 67% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O BOS M. Bolling A. Kellner 3% 70% Foul Flyball: C
b3 0-2 1 --- O BOS H. Freeman A. Kellner 2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O BOS J. Merson A. Kellner 1% 73% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Hersh Freeman facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- PHA G. Zernial H. Freeman 3% 76% Walk
t4 2-0 0 1-- O PHA P. Suder H. Freeman -3% 73% Foul Flyball: 1B
t4 2-0 1 1-- O PHA R. Murray H. Freeman -2% 71% Flyball: RF
t4 2-0 2 1-- O PHA A. Kellner H. Freeman -2% 69% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- O BOS J. Piersall A. Kellner 3% 72% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 1 --- O BOS H. Evers A. Kellner 2% 74% Flyball: 2B
b4 0-2 2 --- BOS D. Gernert A. Kellner -2% 72% Single to LF
b4 0-2 2 1-- R BOS G. Kell A. Kellner -13% 59% Double to RF; Gernert Scores
b4 1-2 2 -2- O BOS S. White A. Kellner 4% 64% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Hersh Freeman facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- PHA E. Joost H. Freeman 4% 67% Single to LF
t5 2-1 0 1-- O PHA D. Philley H. Freeman -2% 66% Single to RF; Joost out at 3B/RF-3B; Philley to 2B/Adv on throw
Willard Nixon replaces Hersh Freeman pitching and batting 9th
t5 2-1 1 -2- O PHA C. Michaels W. Nixon -5% 61% Fielder's Choice SS; Philley out at 3B/SS-3B; Michaels to 1B
t5 2-1 2 1-- PHA E. Robinson W. Nixon 1% 62% Michaels Steals 2B
t5 2-1 2 -2- RR PHA E. Robinson W. Nixon 19% 81% Home Run (Deep RF); Michaels Scores
t5 4-1 2 --- PHA E. Valo W. Nixon 1% 82% Walk
t5 4-1 2 1-- O PHA G. Zernial W. Nixon -1% 81% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 7-8-9
b5 1-4 0 --- O BOS T. Umphlett A. Kellner 3% 83% Flyball: CF
b5 1-4 1 --- O BOS M. Bolling A. Kellner 2% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-4 2 --- O BOS W. Nixon A. Kellner 1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-1, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 7-8-9
t6 4-1 0 --- PHA P. Suder W. Nixon 3% 89% Double
t6 4-1 0 -2- O PHA R. Murray W. Nixon -2% 87% Strikeout
t6 4-1 1 -2- PHA A. Kellner W. Nixon 2% 90% Fielder's Choice SS; Suder to 3B; Kellner to 1B
t6 4-1 1 1-3 O PHA E. Joost W. Nixon -4% 85% Baserunner Out Advancing; Suder out at Hm/C; Kellner to 2B
t6 4-1 2 -2- PHA E. Joost W. Nixon 0% 86% Walk
t6 4-1 2 12- O PHA D. Philley W. Nixon -2% 84% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 1-2-3
b6 1-4 0 --- O BOS J. Merson A. Kellner 3% 86% Flyball: CF
b6 1-4 1 --- O BOS J. Piersall A. Kellner 2% 88% Lineout: 3B
b6 1-4 2 --- O BOS H. Evers A. Kellner 1% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-1, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 3-4-5
t7 4-1 0 --- O PHA C. Michaels W. Nixon -1% 88% Flyball: CF
t7 4-1 1 --- PHA E. Robinson W. Nixon 1% 89% Single to CF
t7 4-1 1 1-- PHA E. Valo W. Nixon 1% 91% Walk; Robinson to 2B
t7 4-1 1 12- R PHA G. Zernial W. Nixon 4% 95% Single; Robinson Scores; Valo to 2B
t7 5-1 1 12- RO PHA P. Suder W. Nixon 2% 96% Single to CF; Valo Scores; Zernial out at 3B/CF-3B-2B-3B
Ike Delock replaces Willard Nixon pitching and batting 9th
t7 6-1 2 1-- O PHA R. Murray I. Delock -0% 96% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-6, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 4-5-6
b7 1-6 0 --- O BOS D. Gernert A. Kellner 1% 97% Flyball: RF
b7 1-6 1 --- BOS G. Kell A. Kellner -1% 96% Single
b7 1-6 1 1-- BOS S. White A. Kellner -0% 96% Passed Ball; Kell to 2B
b7 1-6 1 -2- O BOS S. White A. Kellner 2% 97% Popfly: SS
b7 1-6 2 -2- O BOS T. Umphlett A. Kellner 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-1, Red Sox' Ike Delock facing 9-1-2
t8 6-1 0 --- O PHA A. Kellner I. Delock -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 6-1 1 --- PHA E. Joost I. Delock 0% 98% Walk
t8 6-1 1 1-- O PHA D. Philley I. Delock -0% 98% Lineout: SS
t8 6-1 2 1-- O PHA C. Michaels I. Delock -0% 98% Joost Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-6, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 8-9-1
b8 1-6 0 --- O BOS M. Bolling A. Kellner 1% 99% Flyball: LF
Dom DiMaggio pinch hits for Ike Delock (P) batting 9th
b8 1-6 1 --- O BOS D. DiMaggio A. Kellner 0% 99% Strikeout
b8 1-6 2 --- O BOS J. Merson A. Kellner 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-1, Red Sox' Bill Kennedy facing 3-4-5
Bill Kennedy replaces Dom DiMaggio (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 6-1 0 --- PHA C. Michaels B. Kennedy 0% 100% Double
t9 6-1 0 -2- O PHA E. Robinson B. Kennedy -0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P; Michaels to 3B
t9 6-1 1 --3 R PHA E. Valo B. Kennedy 0% 100% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Michaels Scores
t9 7-1 1 1-- O PHA G. Zernial B. Kennedy -0% 100% Valo Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t9 7-1 2 --- O PHA G. Zernial B. Kennedy -0% 100% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Athletics 7, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-7, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 2-3-4
b9 1-7 0 --- O BOS J. Piersall A. Kellner 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b9 1-7 1 --- O BOS H. Evers A. Kellner 0% 100% Lineout: LF
b9 1-7 2 --- R BOS D. Gernert A. Kellner -0% 100% Home Run
b9 2-7 2 --- O BOS G. Kell A. Kellner 0% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 7, Red Sox 2.

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