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Scores
Standings
CLE
@BOS
4
6
CLE
@BOS
1
2
 
(10)
CHW
@NYY
11
3
DET
@PHA
5
0
SLB
@WSH
4
3
PHI
@CHC
6
1
BRO
@CIN
2
3
PIT
@MLN
1
0
NYG
@STL
8
15
Tuesday, June 23, 1953,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 5,346, Time of Game: 2:29
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Indians
4
35-25
 Lost 1 
2nd, 11 GB
at Red Sox
6
36-29
 Won 1 
3rd, 11½ GB
W: Willard Nixon (4-1)
L: Bob Hooper (4-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  2  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    4  7  0
Red Sox         0  1  1   1  0  0   1  2  X    6 12  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dale Mitchell LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .257 .311 .393 .703 -0.141 1.35 0.034 -0.175 -0.9 2 0 GDP
   Bob Kennedy LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253 .349 .347 .696 -0.012 0.45 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 0 0
Bobby Avila 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .287 .381 .413 .794 0.016 1.01 0.070 -0.054 0.3 4 4
Al Rosen 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .318 .411 .565 .976 -0.048 1.06 0.045 -0.093 -0.7 1 3
Luke Easter 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .348 .400 .435 .835 -0.091 1.56 0.037 -0.128 -0.6 7 1
   Bill Glynn PR-1B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .301 .255 .556 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Larry Doby CF 4 2 2 2 0 1 4 .242 .356 .456 .812 0.211 1.35 0.280 -0.068 2.1 3 1 2·3B
Harry Simpson RF 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .257 .308 .404 .713 0.162 1.51 0.216 -0.054 0.3 0 0
George Strickland SS 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .257 .359 .347 .706 0.018 1.21 0.089 -0.071 0.2 0 1
Joe Tipton C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .286 .375 .571 .946 -0.181 1.40 0.000 -0.181 -1.2 5 1 GDP
   Barney McCosky PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .211 .333 .544 -0.040 1.53 0.000 -0.040 -0.2
Mike Garcia P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .341 .357 .415 .772 0.033 0.96 0.052 -0.018 0.2 1 1
   Bob Hooper P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .400 .250 .650 0.025 0.81 0.025 0.000 0.1 0 2
   Joe Ginsberg PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .314 .407 .371 .779 -0.025 0.98 0.000 -0.025 -0.2
Team Totals 32 4 7 4 5 5 37 .219 .324 .344 .668 -0.073 1.25 0.848 -0.919 -0.7 24 14
3B: L Doby 2 (3, 2 off W Nixon).
TB: L Doby 6; M Garcia; B Avila; D Mitchell; L Easter; H Simpson.
GIDP: J Tipton (4); D Mitchell (4).
RBI: H Simpson 2 (15); L Doby 2 (41).
2-out RBI: H Simpson; L Doby.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Garcia-B Avila-L Easter.
Outfield Assists: L Doby (M Bolling at home plate).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Goodman 2B 3 2 1 0 2 0 5 .327 .434 .447 .880 0.023 1.52 0.097 -0.074 0.3 1 4
Hoot Evers LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 5 .271 .344 .500 .844 0.038 1.87 0.208 -0.170 0.3 2 0 2B,HBP,GDP
Dick Gernert 1B 5 0 1 2 0 1 5 .263 .391 .461 .852 0.204 1.69 0.346 -0.142 0.5 10 1 3B
George Kell 3B 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .322 .381 .497 .879 0.010 1.08 0.097 -0.086 -0.1 2 4 2B
Sammy White C 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .276 .309 .440 .749 0.246 1.33 0.292 -0.046 2.3 5 0 HR,2B
Tom Umphlett CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .321 .362 .433 .795 0.012 1.36 0.086 -0.074 -0.0 1 0 SH
Jim Piersall RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .271 .319 .342 .661 0.042 1.01 0.075 -0.033 0.5 1 0
Johnny Lipon SS 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 .250 .338 .317 .655 -0.043 1.40 0.030 -0.073 -0.4 2 3
   Floyd Baker PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .284 .376 .333 .709 -0.068 2.25 0.000 -0.068 -0.8
   Milt Bolling SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .242 .306 .303 .609 0.064 1.81 0.064 0.000 0.4 2 2
Willard Nixon P 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .304 .385 .348 .732 -0.100 2.18 0.042 -0.142 -1.1 1 0 SH
Team Totals 32 6 12 6 5 4 40 .375 .474 .625 1.099 0.428 1.53 1.337 -0.908 1.8 27 14
2B: G Kell (18, off M Garcia); S White (15, off M Garcia); H Evers (4, off M Garcia).
3B: D Gernert (1, off B Hooper).
HR: S White (6, off B Hooper, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SH: T Umphlett (4, off B Hooper); W Nixon (1, off B Hooper).
HBP: H Evers (2, by M Garcia).
TB: S White 7; G Kell 3; D Gernert 3; H Evers 3; B Goodman; J Piersall; T Umphlett; M Bolling.
GIDP: H Evers (4).
RBI: S White 2 (33); D Gernert 2 (39); T Umphlett (23); H Evers (16).
2-out RBI: D Gernert 2; H Evers; S White.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 5 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Goodman-J Lipon-D Gernert; B Goodman-M Bolling-D Gernert.
E: D Gernert (7).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Garcia 4 8 3 3 3 3 0 3.01 23 34 -0.218 1.52 -1.9
Bob Hooper, L (4-2) 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 4.94 17 2 0 -0.209 1.54 0.1
Team Totals 8 12 6 6 5 4 1 6.75 40 34 2 0 -0.427 1.53 -1.8
M Garcia faced 2 batters in the 5th inning.

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Willard Nixon, W (4-1) 9 7 4 4 5 5 0 1.64 37 57 0.073 1.25 0.7
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 5 5 0 4.00 37 57 0.073 1.25 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Garcia (2; H Evers).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Art Passarella, 1B - Bill Grieve, 2B - Grover Froese, 3B - Larry Napp.
Time of Game: 2:29.
Attendance: 5,346.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Boston Red Sox
1 Dale Mitchell LF 1 Billy Goodman 2B
2 Bobby Avila 2B 2 Hoot Evers LF
3 Al Rosen 3B 3 Dick Gernert 1B
4 Luke Easter 1B 4 George Kell 3B
5 Larry Doby CF 5 Sammy White C
6 Harry Simpson RF 6 Tom Umphlett CF
7 George Strickland SS 7 Jim Piersall RF
8 Joe Tipton C 8 Johnny Lipon SS
9 Mike Garcia P 9 Willard Nixon P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 4-4 2 12- RR BOS D. Gernert B. Hooper 35% 94% Triple to RF; Goodman Scores; Evers Scores
t8 3-4 2 --3 R CLE H. Simpson W. Nixon -22% 56% Single to 2B; Doby Scores
t2 0-0 0 1-- R CLE L. Doby W. Nixon -15% 31% Triple to RF; Easter Scores
t7 2-3 0 1-- OO CLE J. Tipton W. Nixon 15% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 2-2 2 12- R BOS H. Evers M. Garcia 14% 69% Double to LF; Lipon Scores; Nixon to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE D. Mitchell W. Nixon 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE B. Avila W. Nixon 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE A. Rosen W. Nixon 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- BOS B. Goodman M. Garcia 3% 58% Single to LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- OO BOS H. Evers M. Garcia -7% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O BOS D. Gernert M. Garcia -1% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- CLE L. Easter W. Nixon -4% 46% Single to RF
t2 0-0 0 1-- R CLE L. Doby W. Nixon -15% 31% Triple to RF; Easter Scores
t2 1-0 0 --3 RO CLE H. Simpson W. Nixon 1% 32% Groundout: 1B-P; Doby Scores
t2 2-0 1 --- CLE G. Strickland W. Nixon -2% 30% Walk
t2 2-0 1 1-- O CLE J. Tipton W. Nixon 2% 32% Flyball: LF
t2 2-0 2 1-- O CLE M. Garcia W. Nixon 2% 34% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- BOS G. Kell M. Garcia 6% 41% Double to LF
b2 0-2 0 -2- O BOS S. White M. Garcia -5% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-2 1 -2- R BOS T. Umphlett M. Garcia 9% 45% Single to CF; Kell Scores
b2 1-2 1 1-- BOS J. Piersall M. Garcia 7% 52% Single to RF; Umphlett to 3B
b2 1-2 1 1-3 O BOS J. Lipon M. Garcia -7% 44% Strikeout
b2 1-2 2 1-3 O BOS W. Nixon M. Garcia -5% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 1-2-3
t3 2-1 0 --- CLE D. Mitchell W. Nixon -3% 35% Single to RF
t3 2-1 0 1-- CLE B. Avila W. Nixon -5% 30% Walk; Mitchell to 2B
t3 2-1 0 12- O CLE A. Rosen W. Nixon 5% 35% Foul Flyball: 3B
t3 2-1 1 12- O CLE L. Easter W. Nixon 4% 40% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Easter to 1B/Safe on E3 (catch)
t3 2-1 2 12- O CLE L. Doby W. Nixon 4% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
b3 1-2 0 --- BOS B. Goodman M. Garcia 4% 48% Walk
b3 1-2 0 1-- BOS H. Evers M. Garcia 7% 55% Hit By Pitch; Goodman to 2B
b3 1-2 0 12- O BOS D. Gernert M. Garcia -6% 48% Strikeout
b3 1-2 1 12- O BOS G. Kell M. Garcia -5% 43% Strikeout
b3 1-2 2 12- R BOS S. White M. Garcia 14% 57% Double to LF; Goodman Scores; Evers to 3B
b3 2-2 2 -23 O BOS T. Umphlett M. Garcia -7% 50% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 2-2, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 6-7-8
t4 2-2 0 --- O CLE H. Simpson W. Nixon 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-2 1 --- O CLE G. Strickland W. Nixon 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 2-2 2 --- O CLE J. Tipton W. Nixon 1% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 7-8-9
b4 2-2 0 --- O BOS J. Piersall M. Garcia -3% 53% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 2-2 1 --- BOS J. Lipon M. Garcia 3% 56% Walk
b4 2-2 1 1-- BOS W. Nixon M. Garcia 4% 60% Walk; Lipon to 2B
b4 2-2 1 12- O BOS B. Goodman M. Garcia -5% 55% Flyball: LF
b4 2-2 2 12- R BOS H. Evers M. Garcia 14% 69% Double to LF; Lipon Scores; Nixon to 3B
b4 3-2 2 -23 O BOS D. Gernert M. Garcia -6% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 9-1-2
t5 2-3 0 --- CLE M. Garcia W. Nixon -5% 59% Single to LF
t5 2-3 0 1-- OO CLE D. Mitchell W. Nixon 11% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t5 2-3 2 --- CLE B. Avila W. Nixon -2% 67% Single to LF
t5 2-3 2 1-- O CLE A. Rosen W. Nixon 3% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 4-5-6
b5 3-2 0 --- BOS G. Kell M. Garcia 3% 74% Single to LF
b5 3-2 0 1-- BOS S. White M. Garcia 5% 79% Single to LF; Kell to 2B
Bob Hooper replaces Mike Garcia pitching and batting 9th
b5 3-2 0 12- O BOS T. Umphlett B. Hooper 0% 79% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Kell to 3B; White to 2B
b5 3-2 1 -23 BOS J. Piersall B. Hooper 1% 79% Walk
Floyd Baker pinch hits for Johnny Lipon (SS) batting 8th
b5 3-2 1 123 O BOS F. Baker B. Hooper -7% 73% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm; White to 3B; Piersall to 2B; Baker to 1B
b5 3-2 2 123 O BOS W. Nixon B. Hooper -7% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 4-5-6
Milt Bolling replaces Floyd Baker (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t6 2-3 0 --- O CLE L. Easter W. Nixon 4% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-3 1 --- O CLE L. Doby W. Nixon 3% 72% Strikeout
t6 2-3 2 --- O CLE H. Simpson W. Nixon 2% 74% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Bob Hooper facing 1-2-3
b6 3-2 0 --- O BOS B. Goodman B. Hooper -2% 72% Flyball: CF
b6 3-2 1 --- O BOS H. Evers B. Hooper -2% 70% Strikeout
b6 3-2 2 --- O BOS D. Gernert B. Hooper -1% 69% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 7-8-9
t7 2-3 0 --- CLE G. Strickland W. Nixon -7% 62% Walk
t7 2-3 0 1-- OO CLE J. Tipton W. Nixon 15% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t7 2-3 2 --- CLE B. Hooper W. Nixon -2% 74% Walk
t7 2-3 2 1-- O CLE D. Mitchell W. Nixon 5% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Bob Hooper facing 4-5-6
b7 3-2 0 --- O BOS G. Kell B. Hooper -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 3-2 1 --- R BOS S. White B. Hooper 11% 88% Home Run (Deep LF)
b7 4-2 1 --- O BOS T. Umphlett B. Hooper -1% 87% Flyball: CF
b7 4-2 2 --- O BOS J. Piersall B. Hooper -1% 86% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 2-3-4
t8 2-4 0 --- O CLE B. Avila W. Nixon 4% 90% Popfly: SS
t8 2-4 1 --- CLE A. Rosen W. Nixon -5% 85% Walk
t8 2-4 1 1-- O CLE L. Easter W. Nixon 5% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
Bill Glynn pinch runs for Luke Easter (1B) batting 4th
t8 2-4 2 1-- R CLE L. Doby W. Nixon -13% 77% Triple to CF; Glynn Scores
t8 3-4 2 --3 R CLE H. Simpson W. Nixon -22% 56% Single to 2B; Doby Scores
t8 4-4 2 1-- O CLE G. Strickland W. Nixon 5% 61% Lineout: 3B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 4-4, Indians' Bob Hooper facing 8-9-1
Bill Glynn moves from PR to 1B
Bob Kennedy replaces Dale Mitchell playing LF batting 1st
b8 4-4 0 --- BOS M. Bolling B. Hooper 6% 67% Single to CF
b8 4-4 0 1-- O BOS W. Nixon B. Hooper -2% 65% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Bolling to 2B
b8 4-4 1 -2- BOS B. Goodman B. Hooper 2% 67% Walk
b8 4-4 1 12- O BOS H. Evers B. Hooper -8% 59% Single to CF; Bolling out at Hm/CF-C-3B; Goodman to 2B
b8 4-4 2 12- RR BOS D. Gernert B. Hooper 35% 94% Triple to RF; Goodman Scores; Evers Scores
b8 6-4 2 --3 O BOS G. Kell B. Hooper -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 4-6, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 8-9-1
Barney McCosky pinch hits for Joe Tipton (C) batting 8th
t9 4-6 0 --- O CLE B. McCosky W. Nixon 4% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
Joe Ginsberg pinch hits for Bob Hooper (P) batting 9th
t9 4-6 1 --- O CLE J. Ginsberg W. Nixon 2% 99% Strikeout
t9 4-6 2 --- O CLE B. Kennedy W. Nixon 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Red Sox 6.

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