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Standings
DET
@BAL
3
1
CLE
@BOS
5
6
CHW
@NYY
1
3
PIT
@CHC
3
2
PIT
@CHC
2
4
CIN
@LAD
7
4
MLN
@SFG
2
0
Wednesday, September 16, 1959,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 3,006, Time of Game: 2:38
Indians
5
84-62
 Lost 2 
2nd, 5½ GB
at Red Sox
6
69-77
 Won 3 
6th, 20½ GB
L: Jim Perry (11-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  2  0   0  0  0   0  3  0    5  8  0
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   2  3  1    6  8  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ray Webster 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .164 .222 .313 .536 -0.068 0.89 0.000 -0.068 -0.8 0 1
   George Strickland 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .236 .309 .300 .610 -0.092 1.83 0.000 -0.092 -0.4 2 1
Chuck Tanner CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .235 .235 .265 .500 -0.027 0.88 0.049 -0.076 -0.4 0 0
   Carroll Hardy CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .094 .171 .094 .265 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Minnie Minoso LF 4 1 3 1 0 1 4 .296 .373 .456 .829 0.321 1.00 0.331 -0.010 1.9 3 0 2·2B
Tito Francona 1B 2 1 0 0 2 2 4 .368 .413 .574 .988 -0.016 0.99 0.030 -0.046 0.1 9 2
Rocky Colavito RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .261 .342 .525 .867 -0.152 1.10 0.000 -0.152 -2.1 1 0 GDP
Russ Nixon C 4 1 2 2 0 2 4 .239 .280 .319 .599 0.155 0.95 0.200 -0.045 1.4 3 0 2B
Vic Power 2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .288 .334 .414 .748 -0.006 0.59 0.022 -0.028 -0.1 4 3
Woodie Held SS 3 0 0 0 1 3 4 .256 .315 .477 .792 -0.002 0.76 0.032 -0.034 -0.4 2 5
Gary Bell P 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 .230 .260 .257 .516 0.144 1.34 0.169 -0.026 1.3 1 0
   Jim Perry P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .378 .711 -0.060 2.33 0.000 -0.060 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 8 5 4 10 38 .235 .316 .324 .639 0.197 1.02 0.833 -0.637 0.4 26 12
2B: M Minoso 2 (31, 2 off J Casale); R Nixon (10, off J Casale).
TB: M Minoso 5; R Nixon 3; V Power; C Tanner; G Bell.
GIDP: R Colavito (12).
RBI: G Bell 2 (6); R Nixon 2 (27); M Minoso (83).
2-out RBI: G Bell 2; R Nixon 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Held-V Power-T Francona.

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pumpsie Green 2B 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .250 .362 .344 .705 -0.152 1.56 0.055 -0.208 -1.2 3 1
Gary Geiger CF 4 0 0 1 0 0 5 .246 .292 .397 .690 0.039 2.29 0.166 -0.127 -1.1 3 0 SF
Pete Runnels 1B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .311 .413 .420 .833 0.070 1.16 0.132 -0.063 1.2 5 1
Gene Stephens LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .272 .341 .370 .710 0.035 1.43 0.094 -0.059 0.2 1 0
Jackie Jensen RF 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .271 .369 .486 .855 0.222 1.97 0.326 -0.104 0.2 1 0 GDP
Frank Malzone 3B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .284 .329 .444 .772 0.263 1.45 0.364 -0.100 1.5 2 3 HR
Sammy White C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .285 .331 .349 .680 -0.079 0.99 0.000 -0.079 -0.6 10 0
   Marty Keough PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .237 .315 .415 .730 0.074 2.27 0.074 0.000 0.4
Don Buddin SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .231 .359 .339 .698 0.041 1.05 0.059 -0.018 0.2 1 2
   Ted Williams PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .368 .413 .780 0.050 1.06 0.050 0.000 0.4
   Jim Mahoney PR-SS 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 .150 .190 .300 .490 0.225 3.18 0.225 0.000 1.0 0 0
Jerry Casale P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .164 .233 .364 .597 -0.045 1.41 0.000 -0.045 -0.3 0 0
   Vic Wertz PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .266 .331 .401 .732 -0.046 1.99 0.000 -0.046 -0.4
   Nelson Chittum P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Dick Gernert PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .260 .365 .429 .794 0.000 2.21 0.000 0.000 0.5 IW
Team Totals 32 6 8 6 5 2 38 .250 .342 .344 .686 0.697 1.63 1.545 -0.849 1.9 27 7
HR: F Malzone (19, off G Bell, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
SF: G Geiger (1, off J Perry).
IBB: D Gernert (3, by J Perry).
TB: F Malzone 5; G Stephens 2; J Jensen; J Mahoney; T Williams; P Runnels.
GIDP: J Jensen (20).
RBI: F Malzone 2 (90); P Runnels 2 (52); J Jensen (103); G Geiger (46).
2-out RBI: F Malzone 2; P Runnels 2; J Jensen.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Malzone-P Runnels.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gary Bell 7.2 6 5 5 3 2 1 3.93 31 46 -0.121 1.22 -0.4
Jim Perry, BS (5), L (11-9) 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 2.72 7 2 1 -0.575 3.43 -1.5
Team Totals 8.2 8 6 6 5 2 1 6.23 38 46 2 1 -0.696 1.63 -1.9

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Casale 8 8 5 5 4 9 0 4.56 35 51 -0.335 0.95 -0.9
Nelson Chittum, W (2-0) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.37 3 0 0 0.139 1.82 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 4 10 0 5.00 38 51 0 0 -0.196 1.02 -0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Perry (6; D Gernert).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Umont, 1B - Charlie Berry, 2B - Jim Honochick, 3B - Red Flaherty.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 3,006.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Boston Red Sox
1 Ray Webster 3B 1 Pumpsie Green 2B
2 Chuck Tanner CF 2 Gary Geiger CF
3 Minnie Minoso LF 3 Pete Runnels 1B
4 Tito Francona 1B 4 Gene Stephens LF
5 Rocky Colavito RF 5 Jackie Jensen RF
6 Russ Nixon C 6 Frank Malzone 3B
7 Vic Power 2B 7 Sammy White C
8 Woodie Held SS 8 Don Buddin SS
9 Gary Bell P 9 Jerry Casale P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 0-2 2 1-- RR BOS F. Malzone G. Bell 35% 52% Home Run (Deep LF); Jensen Scores
b8 4-5 2 12- R BOS J. Jensen J. Perry 30% 59% Single to LF; Runnels Scores; Stephens to 2B
t8 2-2 1 1-- R CLE M. Minoso J. Casale -27% 23% Double to LF; Tanner Scores
b9 5-5 0 1-- BOS J. Mahoney J. Perry 22% 94% Single to CF; Keough to 3B
t8 3-2 2 12- RR CLE R. Nixon J. Casale -19% 7% Double to RF; Minoso Scores; Francona Scores

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' Jerry Casale facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE R. Webster J. Casale 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE C. Tanner J. Casale 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE M. Minoso J. Casale 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' Gary Bell facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BOS P. Green G. Bell -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O BOS G. Geiger G. Bell -2% 51% Popfly: SS
b1 0-0 2 --- O BOS P. Runnels G. Bell -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Jerry Casale facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE T. Francona J. Casale 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE R. Colavito J. Casale 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- CLE R. Nixon J. Casale -1% 53% Single to LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- CLE V. Power J. Casale -2% 51% Single to RF; Nixon to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- CLE W. Held J. Casale -3% 48% Walk; Nixon to 3B; Power to 2B
t2 0-0 2 123 RR CLE G. Bell J. Casale -17% 31% Single to LF; Nixon Scores; Power Scores; Held to 2B
t2 2-0 2 12- O CLE R. Webster J. Casale 3% 34% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Gary Bell facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- BOS G. Stephens G. Bell 4% 38% Single to CF
b2 0-2 0 1-- OO BOS J. Jensen G. Bell -8% 30% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- O BOS F. Malzone G. Bell -1% 29% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Jerry Casale facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O CLE C. Tanner J. Casale 2% 30% Flyball: CF
t3 2-0 1 --- CLE M. Minoso J. Casale -2% 28% Single to CF
t3 2-0 1 1-- O CLE T. Francona J. Casale 2% 31% Strikeout
t3 2-0 2 1-- O CLE R. Colavito J. Casale 2% 33% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Gary Bell facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- O BOS S. White G. Bell -3% 30% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- O BOS D. Buddin G. Bell -2% 28% Popfly: 2B
b3 0-2 2 --- O BOS J. Casale G. Bell -1% 27% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Jerry Casale facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- O CLE R. Nixon J. Casale 2% 29% Strikeout
t4 2-0 1 --- O CLE V. Power J. Casale 1% 30% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-0 2 --- O CLE W. Held J. Casale 1% 31% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Gary Bell facing 1-2-3
b4 0-2 0 --- O BOS P. Green G. Bell -3% 28% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- O BOS G. Geiger G. Bell -2% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-2 2 --- O BOS P. Runnels G. Bell -1% 25% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Jerry Casale facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- O CLE G. Bell J. Casale 2% 26% Flyball: RF
t5 2-0 1 --- O CLE R. Webster J. Casale 1% 28% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- O CLE C. Tanner J. Casale 1% 29% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Gary Bell facing 4-5-6
George Strickland replaces Ray Webster playing 3B batting 1st
b5 0-2 0 --- O BOS G. Stephens G. Bell -3% 25% Lineout: LF
b5 0-2 1 --- O BOS J. Jensen G. Bell -2% 23% Strikeout
b5 0-2 2 --- BOS F. Malzone G. Bell 2% 25% Single to LF
b5 0-2 2 1-- O BOS S. White G. Bell -3% 22% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Jerry Casale facing 3-4-5
t6 2-0 0 --- CLE M. Minoso J. Casale -5% 17% Double to LF
t6 2-0 0 -2- CLE T. Francona J. Casale -2% 16% Walk
t6 2-0 0 12- OO CLE R. Colavito J. Casale 7% 23% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B; Francona to 2B
t6 2-0 2 -2- O CLE R. Nixon J. Casale 3% 26% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Gary Bell facing 8-9-1
b6 0-2 0 --- BOS D. Buddin G. Bell 6% 32% Walk
b6 0-2 0 1-- O BOS J. Casale G. Bell -3% 28% Groundout: 3B-1B; Buddin to 2B
b6 0-2 1 -2- O BOS P. Green G. Bell -5% 23% Foul Flyball: 3B
b6 0-2 2 -2- O BOS G. Geiger G. Bell -5% 18% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Jerry Casale facing 7-8-9
t7 2-0 0 --- O CLE V. Power J. Casale 2% 20% Popfly: SS
t7 2-0 1 --- O CLE W. Held J. Casale 1% 21% Strikeout
t7 2-0 2 --- O CLE G. Bell J. Casale 1% 22% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Gary Bell facing 3-4-5
b7 0-2 0 --- O BOS P. Runnels G. Bell -4% 18% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 0-2 1 --- O BOS G. Stephens G. Bell -3% 15% Flyball: RF
b7 0-2 2 --- BOS J. Jensen G. Bell 2% 17% Walk
b7 0-2 2 1-- RR BOS F. Malzone G. Bell 35% 52% Home Run (Deep LF); Jensen Scores
b7 2-2 2 --- O BOS S. White G. Bell -2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Tied 2-2, Red Sox' Jerry Casale facing 1-2-3
t8 2-2 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland J. Casale 5% 55% Popfly: 2B
t8 2-2 1 --- CLE C. Tanner J. Casale -5% 50% Single to CF
t8 2-2 1 1-- R CLE M. Minoso J. Casale -27% 23% Double to LF; Tanner Scores
t8 3-2 1 -2- CLE T. Francona J. Casale -1% 22% Walk
t8 3-2 1 12- O CLE R. Colavito J. Casale 4% 26% Foul Flyball: 3B
t8 3-2 2 12- RR CLE R. Nixon J. Casale -19% 7% Double to RF; Minoso Scores; Francona Scores
t8 5-2 2 -2- CLE V. Power J. Casale -0% 7% Walk
t8 5-2 2 12- O CLE W. Held J. Casale 1% 9% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 5, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Gary Bell facing 8-9-1
Ted Williams pinch hits for Don Buddin (SS) batting 8th
b8 2-5 0 --- BOS T. Williams G. Bell 5% 14% Single to CF
Vic Wertz pinch hits for Jerry Casale (P) batting 9th
Jim Mahoney pinch runs for Ted Williams (PH) batting 8th
b8 2-5 0 1-- O BOS V. Wertz G. Bell -5% 9% Flyball: LF
b8 2-5 1 1-- BOS P. Green G. Bell 6% 15% Walk; Mahoney to 2B
b8 2-5 1 12- O BOS G. Geiger G. Bell -4% 10% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Mahoney to 3B; Green to 2B
b8 2-5 2 -23 RR BOS P. Runnels G. Bell 13% 23% Single to CF; Mahoney Scores; Green Scores
b8 4-5 2 1-- BOS G. Stephens G. Bell 5% 29% Single to CF; Runnels to 2B
Jim Perry replaces Gary Bell pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-5 2 12- R BOS J. Jensen J. Perry 30% 59% Single to LF; Runnels Scores; Stephens to 2B
b8 5-5 2 12- O BOS F. Malzone J. Perry -9% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 5, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Tied 5-5, Red Sox' Nelson Chittum facing 9-1-2
Nelson Chittum replaces Vic Wertz (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jim Mahoney moves from PR to SS
t9 5-5 0 --- O CLE J. Perry N. Chittum 6% 56% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 5-5 1 --- O CLE G. Strickland N. Chittum 5% 60% Popfly: 2B
t9 5-5 2 --- O CLE C. Tanner N. Chittum 3% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 5-5, Indians' Jim Perry facing 7-8-9
Carroll Hardy replaces Chuck Tanner playing CF batting 2nd
Marty Keough pinch hits for Sammy White (C) batting 7th
b9 5-5 0 --- BOS M. Keough J. Perry 7% 71% Walk
b9 5-5 0 1-- BOS J. Mahoney J. Perry 22% 94% Single to CF; Keough to 3B
Dick Gernert pinch hits for Nelson Chittum (P) batting 9th
b9 5-5 0 1-3 BOS D. Gernert J. Perry -0% 94% Intentional Walk; Mahoney to 2B
b9 5-5 0 123 O BOS P. Green J. Perry -10% 83% Fielder's Choice 1B; Keough out at Hm/1B-C; Mahoney to 3B; Gernert to 2B; Green to 1B
b9 5-5 1 123 RO BOS G. Geiger J. Perry 17% 100% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Mahoney Scores
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 5, Red Sox 6.

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