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Scores
Standings
PHA
@BOS
9
0
NYY
@WSH
6
5
BRO
@NYG
2
7
PHI
@PIT
2
7
CIN
@STL
9
11
Thursday, May 21, 1953,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 5,816, Time of Game: 2:32
Athletics
9
15-18
 Won 3 
6th, 7½ GB
at Red Sox
0
17-13
 Lost 1 
3rd, 4 GB
W: Carl Scheib (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  1   5  0  3    9 11  1
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  1

Philadelphia Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe DeMaestri SS 3 1 2 1 2 1 5 .259 .355 .370 .725 0.164 0.88 0.190 -0.026 2.0 1 4
Pete Suder 3B 5 2 3 2 0 0 5 .372 .393 .419 .812 -0.026 0.95 0.075 -0.101 0.7 1 5 GDP
Eddie Robinson 1B 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .232 .304 .312 .616 -0.063 0.73 0.015 -0.078 -0.4 11 0
Gus Zernial LF 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .272 .390 .466 .856 -0.082 0.67 0.003 -0.085 0.7 3 1
Dave Philley RF 4 1 0 1 1 0 5 .294 .364 .429 .793 -0.071 0.58 0.002 -0.073 -0.3 3 0
Cass Michaels 2B 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .241 .320 .322 .641 -0.011 0.44 0.027 -0.038 -0.6 1 0
Ed McGhee CF 4 1 2 0 1 1 5 .278 .350 .306 .656 0.063 0.58 0.078 -0.015 1.4 4 0
Joe Astroth C 2 2 0 1 3 0 5 .218 .348 .236 .585 0.074 1.02 0.113 -0.039 1.3 3 0
Bobby Shantz P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .174 .240 .217 .457 -0.032 1.32 0.000 -0.032 -0.3 0 1
   Carl Scheib P 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .100 .100 .100 .200 0.091 1.20 0.117 -0.026 -0.2 0 1 GDP
Team Totals 36 9 11 9 9 5 45 .306 .444 .306 .750 0.107 0.79 0.620 -0.513 4.3 27 12
TB: P Suder 3; E McGhee 2; J DeMaestri 2; G Zernial; E Robinson; C Scheib; C Michaels.
GIDP: C Scheib (1); P Suder (2).
RBI: C Scheib 2 (2); P Suder 2 (8); J Astroth (8); J DeMaestri (4); E Robinson (17); D Philley (15); G Zernial (10).
2-out RBI: J Astroth; E Robinson.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Fielding
E: C Michaels (4).
Outfield Assists: G Zernial (M McDermott at 3rd base).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Piersall RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .228 .295 .268 .563 0.065 0.80 0.106 -0.041 0.1 4 0 2B
Hoot Evers LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .185 .290 .370 .661 -0.102 0.80 0.000 -0.102 -1.0 1 0
George Kell 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .376 .427 .574 1.002 -0.100 1.22 0.000 -0.100 -0.7 1 1
   Billy Consolo 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Dick Gernert 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .282 .406 .500 .906 -0.043 0.95 0.037 -0.080 0.0 6 0
Sammy White C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .254 .279 .415 .694 0.099 0.76 0.106 -0.007 0.8 5 0
   Del Wilber C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .375 .444 1.500 1.944 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Ted Lepcio 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .325 .438 .550 .988 -0.092 0.90 0.000 -0.092 -1.1 5 4
Tom Umphlett CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .265 .308 .363 .671 -0.100 1.04 0.000 -0.100 -1.0 3 1
Milt Bolling SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .261 .299 .351 .650 -0.078 0.96 0.000 -0.078 -0.9 2 4
Mickey McDermott P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .313 .313 .500 .813 -0.041 0.79 0.000 -0.041 -0.4 0 2 2B
   Hersh Freeman P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 30 0 3 0 2 2 32 .100 .156 .167 .323 -0.394 0.83 0.249 -0.643 -4.7 27 12
2B: M McDermott (3, off B Shantz); J Piersall (5, off C Scheib).
TB: J Piersall 2; M McDermott 2; D Gernert.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Bolling-T Lepcio-D Gernert 2.
E: B Consolo (3).
Outfield Assists: T Umphlett (J DeMaestri at 3rd base).

Philadelphia Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bobby Shantz 3.2 1 0 0 2 2 0 4.19 14 59 0.188 1.01 1.8
Carl Scheib, W (1-1) 5.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.48 18 1 0 0.205 0.69 2.8
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 2 2 0 0.00 32 59 1 0 0.393 0.83 4.7

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mickey McDermott, L (3-4) 6.1 5 5 5 5 5 0 3.27 28 43 -0.056 1.20 -1.0
Hersh Freeman 2.2 6 4 3 4 0 0 4.95 17 3 2 -0.051 0.11 -3.4
Team Totals 9 11 9 8 9 5 0 8.00 45 43 3 2 -0.107 0.79 -4.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Grieve, 1B - Art Passarella, 2B - Hank Soar, 3B - Larry Napp.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: 5,816.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 58° F, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Athletics         Boston Red Sox
1 Joe DeMaestri SS 1 Jim Piersall RF
2 Pete Suder 3B 2 Hoot Evers LF
3 Eddie Robinson 1B 3 George Kell 3B
4 Gus Zernial LF 4 Dick Gernert 1B
5 Dave Philley RF 5 Sammy White C
6 Cass Michaels 2B 6 Ted Lepcio 2B
7 Ed McGhee CF 7 Tom Umphlett CF
8 Joe Astroth C 8 Milt Bolling SS
9 Bobby Shantz P 9 Mickey McDermott P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-0 1 -2- R PHA J. DeMaestri M. McDermott 13% 66% Single to CF; Astroth Scores
t7 1-0 1 123 RR PHA C. Scheib M. McDermott 12% 91% Single to CF; Michaels Scores; McGhee Scores; Astroth to 2B
b6 0-1 0 --- BOS J. Piersall C. Scheib -11% 50% Double (CF-RF)
b2 0-0 0 1-- BOS S. White B. Shantz -9% 32% Reached on E4 (catch) (Ground Ball to P); Gernert to 3B; White to 1B
b6 0-1 0 -2- O BOS H. Evers C. Scheib 7% 57% Groundout: SS-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' Mickey McDermott facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- PHA J. DeMaestri M. McDermott 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO PHA P. Suder M. McDermott -7% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O PHA E. Robinson M. McDermott -1% 45% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BOS J. Piersall B. Shantz 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O BOS H. Evers B. Shantz 2% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O BOS G. Kell B. Shantz 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Mickey McDermott facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O PHA G. Zernial M. McDermott -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O PHA D. Philley M. McDermott -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O PHA C. Michaels M. McDermott -1% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- BOS D. Gernert B. Shantz -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- BOS S. White B. Shantz -9% 32% Reached on E4 (catch) (Ground Ball to P); Gernert to 3B; White to 1B
b2 0-0 0 1-3 O BOS T. Lepcio B. Shantz 6% 38% Foul Flyball: 1B
b2 0-0 1 1-3 O BOS T. Umphlett B. Shantz 7% 45% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 1-3 O BOS M. Bolling B. Shantz 5% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Mickey McDermott facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- PHA E. McGhee M. McDermott 4% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- O PHA J. Astroth M. McDermott -4% 50% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 1-- O PHA B. Shantz M. McDermott -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-0 2 1-- O PHA J. DeMaestri M. McDermott -3% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O BOS M. McDermott B. Shantz 3% 47% Double to LF; McDermott out at 3B/LF-SS-3B
b3 0-0 1 --- O BOS J. Piersall B. Shantz 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O BOS H. Evers B. Shantz 1% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Mickey McDermott facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O PHA P. Suder M. McDermott -3% 47% Popfly: 2B
t4 0-0 1 --- O PHA E. Robinson M. McDermott -2% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 0-0 2 --- O PHA G. Zernial M. McDermott -1% 44% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- O BOS G. Kell B. Shantz 3% 47% Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 1 --- O BOS D. Gernert B. Shantz 2% 49% Foul Flyball: C
Carl Scheib replaces Bobby Shantz pitching and batting 9th (change occurred mid-batter)
b4 0-0 2 --- BOS S. White B. Shantz -2% 47% Walk
b4 0-0 2 1-- O BOS T. Lepcio C. Scheib 3% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Mickey McDermott facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- O PHA D. Philley M. McDermott -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t5 0-0 1 --- O PHA C. Michaels M. McDermott -2% 45% Strikeout
t5 0-0 2 --- O PHA E. McGhee M. McDermott -1% 43% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Carl Scheib facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- O BOS T. Umphlett C. Scheib 3% 46% Flyball: CF
b5 0-0 1 --- O BOS M. Bolling C. Scheib 2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-0 2 --- O BOS M. McDermott C. Scheib 2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Mickey McDermott facing 8-9-1
t6 0-0 0 --- PHA J. Astroth M. McDermott 5% 55% Walk
t6 0-0 0 1-- O PHA C. Scheib M. McDermott -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B; Astroth to 2B
t6 0-0 1 -2- R PHA J. DeMaestri M. McDermott 13% 66% Single to CF; Astroth Scores
t6 1-0 1 1-- PHA P. Suder M. McDermott 4% 70% Single to RF; DeMaestri to 2B
t6 1-0 1 12- O PHA E. Robinson M. McDermott -5% 65% Strikeout
t6 1-0 2 12- O PHA G. Zernial M. McDermott -5% 60% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Carl Scheib facing 1-2-3
b6 0-1 0 --- BOS J. Piersall C. Scheib -11% 50% Double (CF-RF)
b6 0-1 0 -2- O BOS H. Evers C. Scheib 7% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-1 1 -2- O BOS G. Kell C. Scheib 6% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-1 2 -2- O BOS D. Gernert C. Scheib 6% 69% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Mickey McDermott facing 5-6-7
t7 1-0 0 --- O PHA D. Philley M. McDermott -3% 67% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t7 1-0 1 --- PHA C. Michaels M. McDermott 3% 69% Single to CF
t7 1-0 1 1-- PHA E. McGhee M. McDermott 4% 73% Single to CF; Michaels to 2B
t7 1-0 1 12- PHA J. Astroth M. McDermott 6% 79% Walk; Michaels to 3B; McGhee to 2B
t7 1-0 1 123 RR PHA C. Scheib M. McDermott 12% 91% Single to CF; Michaels Scores; McGhee Scores; Astroth to 2B
t7 3-0 1 12- PHA J. DeMaestri M. McDermott 2% 93% Walk; Astroth to 3B; Scheib to 2B
Hersh Freeman replaces Mickey McDermott pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-0 1 123 RRO PHA P. Suder H. Freeman 4% 97% Single to CF; Astroth Scores; Scheib Scores; DeMaestri out at 3B/CF-3B; Suder to 2B/Adv on throw
t7 5-0 2 -2- R PHA E. Robinson H. Freeman 2% 98% Single; Suder Scores
t7 6-0 2 1-- PHA G. Zernial H. Freeman 0% 98% Walk; Robinson to 2B
t7 6-0 2 12- PHA D. Philley H. Freeman 0% 98% Walk; Robinson to 3B; Zernial to 2B
t7 6-0 2 123 O PHA C. Michaels H. Freeman -0% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 6, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Athletics' Carl Scheib facing 5-6-7
b7 0-6 0 --- O BOS S. White C. Scheib 1% 99% Popfly: SS
b7 0-6 1 --- O BOS T. Lepcio C. Scheib 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 0-6 2 --- O BOS T. Umphlett C. Scheib 0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-0, Red Sox' Hersh Freeman facing 7-8-9
Del Wilber replaces Sammy White playing C batting 5th
Billy Consolo replaces George Kell playing 3B batting 3rd
t8 6-0 0 --- PHA E. McGhee H. Freeman 0% 99% Single
t8 6-0 0 1-- O PHA J. Astroth H. Freeman -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 6-0 1 1-- OO PHA C. Scheib H. Freeman -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Athletics' Carl Scheib facing 8-9-1
b8 0-6 0 --- O BOS M. Bolling C. Scheib 0% 99% Flyball: LF
b8 0-6 1 --- O BOS H. Freeman C. Scheib 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 0-6 2 --- O BOS J. Piersall C. Scheib 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-0, Red Sox' Hersh Freeman facing 1-2-3
t9 6-0 0 --- PHA J. DeMaestri H. Freeman 0% 100% Single
t9 6-0 0 1-- PHA P. Suder H. Freeman 0% 100% Single; DeMaestri to 2B
t9 6-0 0 12- O PHA E. Robinson H. Freeman -0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 6-0 1 12- R PHA G. Zernial H. Freeman 0% 100% Single; DeMaestri Scores; Suder to 3B
t9 7-0 1 1-3 RO PHA D. Philley H. Freeman 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Suder Scores
t9 8-0 2 1-- PHA C. Michaels H. Freeman 0% 100% Walk; Philley to 2B
t9 8-0 2 12- PHA E. McGhee H. Freeman 0% 100% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Philley to 3B; Michaels to 2B; McGhee to 1B
t9 8-0 2 123 R PHA J. Astroth H. Freeman 0% 100% Walk; Philley Scores/unER; Michaels to 3B; McGhee to 2B
t9 9-0 2 123 O PHA C. Scheib H. Freeman 0% 100% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Athletics 9, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-9, Athletics' Carl Scheib facing 2-3-4
b9 0-9 0 --- O BOS H. Evers C. Scheib 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b9 0-9 1 --- O BOS B. Consolo C. Scheib 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 0-9 2 --- BOS D. Gernert C. Scheib 0% 100% Single
b9 0-9 2 1-- O BOS D. Wilber C. Scheib 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 9, Red Sox 0.

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