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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
0
1
 
(11)
KCA
@CHW
4
5
 
(10)
KCA
@CHW
3
4
 
(10)
CLE
@DET
5
2
PIT
@BRO
0
3
STL
@CIN
8
4
CHC
@MLN
1
6
PHI
@NYG
4
3
PHI
@NYG
3
1
Tuesday, August 7, 1956,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 36,350, Time of Game: 3:01
Yankees
0
68-37
 Lost 1 
1st
at Red Sox
1
59-45
 Won 1 
3rd, 8½ GB
W: Willard Nixon (6-4)
L: Don Larsen (6-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10 11    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0    0  7  2
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1    1  4  2
Winning Run scored with 0 outs

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Martin 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .279 .336 .415 .752 -0.164 1.61 0.000 -0.164 -1.3 1 4
Hank Bauer RF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .241 .322 .472 .794 -0.307 1.48 0.024 -0.331 -1.4 1 0 GDP
Mickey Mantle CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .363 .474 .718 1.191 0.051 1.52 0.173 -0.122 -0.0 6 0
Yogi Berra C 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .286 .368 .518 .886 -0.165 1.82 0.062 -0.226 -1.0 1 0
Bill Skowron 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .319 .393 .557 .950 0.069 1.67 0.108 -0.039 0.3 14 1
Elston Howard LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .266 .315 .360 .674 -0.356 2.40 0.000 -0.356 -2.0 3 0 GDP
Andy Carey 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .240 .320 .342 .661 -0.152 1.65 0.013 -0.165 -0.8 1 3
Jerry Coleman SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .286 .327 .314 .641 -0.024 1.31 0.067 -0.092 -0.2 3 4
Don Larsen P 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .241 .293 .407 .701 -0.005 1.63 0.096 -0.101 -0.0 0 2 SH
   Tommy Byrne P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .306 .514 .820 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 38 0 7 0 1 3 40 .184 .205 .184 .389 -1.053 1.67 0.543 -1.596 -6.4 30 14
SH: D Larsen (1, off W Nixon).
TB: J Coleman 2; H Bauer; M Mantle; A Carey; B Skowron; Y Berra.
GIDP: H Bauer (9); E Howard (9).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Skowron-J Coleman.
E: B Skowron (5); A Carey (23).

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 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .308 .364 .422 .786 0.131 1.68 0.248 -0.117 0.6 2 4
Billy Klaus 3B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .265 .375 .366 .741 -0.124 1.37 0.000 -0.124 -0.4 2 3
Ted Williams LF 3 0 0 1 2 0 5 .347 .489 .574 1.063 -0.016 1.41 0.091 -0.107 0.1 2 0
Mickey Vernon 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .341 .428 .568 .996 -0.082 1.43 0.044 -0.127 -0.3 16 1
Jackie Jensen RF 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .320 .402 .492 .894 0.237 1.42 0.255 -0.018 1.2 3 0 2B
Jim Piersall CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .290 .367 .441 .807 -0.235 1.63 0.000 -0.235 -1.1 3 0 SH
Sammy White C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .266 .327 .369 .696 -0.205 1.91 0.000 -0.205 -1.6 3 0
Don Buddin SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .240 .359 .338 .698 -0.136 1.58 0.000 -0.136 -1.0 2 4
   Dick Gernert PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .298 .419 .510 .929 -0.116 3.91 0.000 -0.116 -0.4
   Milt Bolling SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .267 .385 .651 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Willard Nixon P 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .235 .289 .265 .554 -0.006 1.31 0.072 -0.078 -0.1 0 1
   Billy Consolo PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .091 .000 .091 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 34 1 4 1 4 1 39 .118 .211 .147 .358 -0.552 1.58 0.710 -1.263 -3.0 33 13
2B: J Jensen (12, off D Larsen).
SH: J Piersall (6, off D Larsen).
TB: J Jensen 4; B Goodman.
RBI: T Williams (50).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Buddin-B Goodman-M Vernon; B Goodman-M Vernon.
E: B Goodman (12); T Williams (3).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Larsen, L (6-3) 10 4 1 0 3 1 0 3.87 38 80 0.613 1.56 4.0
Tommy Byrne 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.26 1 3 1 -0.060 2.32 -1.0
Team Totals 10 4 1 0 4 1 0 0.00 39 80 3 1 0.553 1.58 3.0
D Larsen faced 3 batters in the 11th inning.

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Willard Nixon, W (6-4) 11 7 0 0 1 3 0 4.35 40 85 1.052 1.67 6.4
Team Totals 11 7 0 0 1 3 0 0.00 40 85 1.052 1.67 6.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Runge, 1B - Eddie Rommel, 2B - Johnny Stevens, 3B - Frank Tabacchi.
Time of Game: 3:01.
Attendance: 36,350.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Boston Red Sox
1 Billy Martin 2B 1 Billy Goodman 2B
2 Hank Bauer RF 2 Billy Klaus 3B
3 Mickey Mantle CF 3 Ted Williams LF
4 Yogi Berra C 4 Mickey Vernon 1B
5 Bill Skowron 1B 5 Jackie Jensen RF
6 Elston Howard LF 6 Jim Piersall CF
7 Andy Carey 3B 7 Sammy White C
8 Jerry Coleman SS 8 Don Buddin SS
9 Don Larsen P 9 Willard Nixon P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-0 1 1-3 OO NYY H. Bauer W. Nixon 25% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
t9 0-0 1 12- OO NYY E. Howard W. Nixon 23% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b11 0-0 0 1-- BOS B. Goodman D. Larsen 21% 94% Reached on E3 (throw) (Ground Ball); Consolo to 3B
b10 0-0 0 -2- O BOS J. Piersall D. Larsen -18% 65% Fielder's Choice P; Jensen out at 3B/P-3B
b10 0-0 0 --- BOS J. Jensen D. Larsen 17% 82% Double to LF

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, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY B. Martin W. Nixon 2% 52% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- NYY H. Bauer W. Nixon -2% 50% Single to LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O NYY M. Mantle W. Nixon 3% 53% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- O NYY Y. Berra W. Nixon 2% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- BOS B. Goodman D. Larsen 3% 58% Single (LF-CF)
b1 0-0 0 1-- O BOS B. Klaus D. Larsen -3% 55% Flyball: SS
b1 0-0 1 1-- OO BOS T. Williams D. Larsen -5% 50% Double Play: Flyball: 1B-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYY B. Skowron W. Nixon 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O NYY E. Howard W. Nixon 2% 54% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 0-0 2 --- NYY A. Carey W. Nixon -1% 53% Single to LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O NYY J. Coleman W. Nixon 2% 55% Single to 1B; Carey out at 3B/2B-3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O BOS M. Vernon D. Larsen -2% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b2 0-0 1 --- O BOS J. Jensen D. Larsen -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 --- O BOS J. Piersall D. Larsen -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O NYY D. Larsen W. Nixon 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O NYY B. Martin W. Nixon 2% 55% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 --- O NYY H. Bauer W. Nixon 1% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O BOS S. White D. Larsen -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- O BOS D. Buddin D. Larsen -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 2 --- O BOS W. Nixon D. Larsen -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O NYY M. Mantle W. Nixon 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O NYY Y. Berra W. Nixon 2% 55% Flyball: SS
t4 0-0 2 --- O NYY B. Skowron W. Nixon 1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- O BOS B. Goodman D. Larsen -3% 54% Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 1 --- O BOS B. Klaus D. Larsen -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- O BOS T. Williams D. Larsen -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- O NYY E. Howard W. Nixon 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-0 1 --- O NYY A. Carey W. Nixon 2% 55% Foul Flyball: 1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O NYY J. Coleman W. Nixon 2% 57% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 4-5-6
b5 0-0 0 --- BOS M. Vernon D. Larsen 4% 62% Walk
b5 0-0 0 1-- BOS J. Jensen D. Larsen 6% 68% Single to LF; Vernon to 2B
b5 0-0 0 12- O BOS J. Piersall D. Larsen -0% 68% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Jensen to 2B; Vernon to 3B
b5 0-0 1 -23 O BOS S. White D. Larsen -10% 58% Foul Flyball: 1B
b5 0-0 2 -23 O BOS D. Buddin D. Larsen -8% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 9-1-2
t6 0-0 0 --- O NYY D. Larsen W. Nixon 4% 54% Flyball: RF
t6 0-0 1 --- O NYY B. Martin W. Nixon 3% 56% Strikeout
t6 0-0 2 --- O NYY H. Bauer W. Nixon 2% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 9-1-2
b6 0-0 0 --- O BOS W. Nixon D. Larsen -4% 55% Flyball: CF
b6 0-0 1 --- O BOS B. Goodman D. Larsen -3% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-0 2 --- O BOS B. Klaus D. Larsen -2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 3-4-5
t7 0-0 0 --- NYY M. Mantle W. Nixon -10% 40% Single to 2B/Bunt; Mantle to 2B/Adv on E4
t7 0-0 0 -2- O NYY Y. Berra W. Nixon 7% 47% Foul Flyball: 3B
t7 0-0 1 -2- NYY B. Skowron W. Nixon -3% 44% Walk
t7 0-0 1 12- O NYY E. Howard W. Nixon 7% 52% Flyball: RF
t7 0-0 2 12- O NYY A. Carey W. Nixon 8% 59% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 3-4-5
b7 0-0 0 --- O BOS T. Williams D. Larsen -4% 55% Flyball: LF
b7 0-0 1 --- O BOS M. Vernon D. Larsen -3% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-0 2 --- BOS J. Jensen D. Larsen 2% 54% Single to RF
b7 0-0 2 1-- O BOS J. Piersall D. Larsen -4% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 8-9-1
t8 0-0 0 --- NYY J. Coleman W. Nixon -7% 43% Single to RF
t8 0-0 0 1-- NYY D. Larsen W. Nixon -10% 34% Fielder's Choice P/Sacrifice Bunt; Coleman to 2B
t8 0-0 0 12- O NYY B. Martin W. Nixon 3% 37% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Coleman to 3B
t8 0-0 1 1-3 OO NYY H. Bauer W. Nixon 25% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 7-8-9
b8 0-0 0 --- O BOS S. White D. Larsen -5% 57% Groundout: P-1B
b8 0-0 1 --- O BOS D. Buddin D. Larsen -4% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 0-0 2 --- O BOS W. Nixon D. Larsen -3% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 3-4-5
t9 0-0 0 --- O NYY M. Mantle W. Nixon 6% 56% Strikeout Looking
t9 0-0 1 --- NYY Y. Berra W. Nixon -6% 50% Single to CF
t9 0-0 1 1-- NYY B. Skowron W. Nixon -8% 42% Single to LF; Berra to 2B
t9 0-0 1 12- OO NYY E. Howard W. Nixon 23% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 1-2-3
b9 0-0 0 --- O BOS B. Goodman D. Larsen -6% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 0-0 1 --- O BOS B. Klaus D. Larsen -5% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 0-0 2 --- BOS T. Williams D. Larsen 3% 57% Walk
b9 0-0 2 1-- O BOS M. Vernon D. Larsen -7% 50% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 10th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 7-8-9
t10 0-0 0 --- O NYY A. Carey W. Nixon 6% 56% Foul Flyball: 1B
t10 0-0 1 --- O NYY J. Coleman W. Nixon 5% 62% Flyball: CF
t10 0-0 2 --- O NYY D. Larsen W. Nixon 4% 65% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 10th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 5-6-7
b10 0-0 0 --- BOS J. Jensen D. Larsen 17% 82% Double to LF
b10 0-0 0 -2- O BOS J. Piersall D. Larsen -18% 65% Fielder's Choice P; Jensen out at 3B/P-3B
b10 0-0 1 1-- O BOS S. White D. Larsen -3% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B; Piersall to 2B
Dick Gernert pinch hits for Don Buddin (SS) batting 8th
b10 0-0 2 -2- O BOS D. Gernert D. Larsen -12% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 11th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 1-2-3
Milt Bolling replaces Dick Gernert (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t11 0-0 0 --- O NYY B. Martin W. Nixon 6% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t11 0-0 1 --- O NYY H. Bauer W. Nixon 5% 62% Flyball: CF
t11 0-0 2 --- NYY M. Mantle W. Nixon -7% 54% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Mantle to 2B
t11 0-0 2 -2- O NYY Y. Berra W. Nixon 11% 65% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 11th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 9-1-2
b11 0-0 0 --- BOS W. Nixon D. Larsen 7% 73% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
Billy Consolo pinch runs for Willard Nixon (P) batting 9th
b11 0-0 0 1-- BOS B. Goodman D. Larsen 21% 94% Reached on E3 (throw) (Ground Ball); Consolo to 3B
b11 0-0 0 1-3 BOS B. Klaus D. Larsen -0% 94% Walk; Goodman to 2B
Tommy Byrne replaces Don Larsen pitching and batting 9th
b11 0-0 0 123 R BOS T. Williams T. Byrne 6% 100% Walk; Consolo Scores/unER; Goodman to 3B; Klaus to 2B
1 run, 0 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 1.

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