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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CHW
8
5
BOS
@CLE
7
11
WSH
@DET
5
6
PHA
@SLB
5
1
CHC
@NYG
8
4
CHC
@NYG
1
2
Monday, August 24, 1931,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 4,500, Time of Game: 1:38
Yankees
8
71-49
 Won 6 
3rd, 15½ GB
at White Sox
5
47-74
 Lost 5 
8th, 40 GB
W: Lefty Gomez (16-7)
L: Tommy Thomas (10-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         1  0  1   3  0  1   0  0  2    8 17  2
White Sox       0  0  4   0  0  0   0  0  1    5  7  1

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Earle Combs CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .324 .390 .447 .837 0.038 1.10 0.126 -0.088 0.3 1 0 2·2B
Joe Sewell 3B 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .296 .383 .391 .775 0.034 1.05 0.111 -0.077 0.1 0 4
Babe Ruth LF 4 2 4 3 1 0 5 .383 .500 .709 1.209 0.320 1.14 0.320 0.000 3.5 2 0 HR,2B
Lou Gehrig 1B 5 0 3 2 0 0 5 .355 .460 .678 1.138 0.241 1.13 0.253 -0.012 2.3 10 0
Ben Chapman RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 .307 .397 .483 .880 -0.185 1.12 0.009 -0.194 -2.0 3 0 HBP
Lyn Lary SS 5 0 0 1 0 0 5 .286 .370 .440 .811 -0.083 0.82 0.010 -0.093 -1.3 6 6
Bill Dickey C 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .315 .368 .399 .767 -0.026 0.58 0.032 -0.058 0.4 1 1
Tony Lazzeri 2B 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .251 .360 .374 .735 0.051 0.48 0.062 -0.011 0.3 4 4
Lefty Gomez P 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .133 .212 .133 .345 -0.037 1.09 0.044 -0.081 -0.6 0 1
Team Totals 42 8 17 8 1 0 44 .405 .432 .548 .979 0.353 0.95 0.967 -0.614 3.1 27 16
2B: E Combs 2 (30, 2 off T Thomas); B Ruth (26, off T Thomas).
HR: B Ruth (37, off T Thomas, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
HBP: B Chapman (5, by T Thomas).
TB: B Ruth 8; E Combs 4; T Lazzeri 3; L Gehrig 3; B Dickey 2; J Sewell 2; L Gomez.
RBI: B Ruth 3 (135); L Gehrig 2 (139); J Sewell (46); L Lary (93); B Dickey (53).
2-out RBI: B Ruth 2; J Sewell; B Dickey; L Gehrig.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 7 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Lazzeri-L Lary-L Gehrig; L Lary-L Gehrig.
E: L Lary 2 (42).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lu Blue 1B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .303 .434 .400 .834 -0.101 1.81 0.080 -0.181 -0.7 5 0
Billy Sullivan 3B 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 .266 .298 .367 .665 -0.139 1.74 0.109 -0.247 -1.1 0 1 CS,GDP
Carl Reynolds CF 2 1 0 1 2 0 4 .296 .335 .442 .777 0.134 1.67 0.210 -0.076 1.4 9 1 SB
Lew Fonseca LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .333 .375 .447 .822 0.097 1.56 0.157 -0.060 0.8 1 0
Bob Fothergill RF 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .303 .349 .411 .760 -0.161 1.86 0.006 -0.166 -1.2 5 0 SB,GDP
Luke Appling SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .224 .308 .309 .617 0.021 0.81 0.067 -0.047 0.3 1 2 2B
John Kerr 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .264 .318 .330 .648 -0.041 1.12 0.048 -0.089 0.1 3 3
Frank Grube C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .229 .292 .313 .605 0.082 1.27 0.140 -0.058 0.6 3 1
Tommy Thomas P 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .200 .233 .229 .461 0.012 1.29 0.068 -0.055 -0.1 0 1
   Smead Jolley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .471 .500 .794 1.294 -0.052 3.55 0.000 -0.052 -0.1
Team Totals 32 5 7 4 6 1 38 .219 .342 .250 .592 -0.148 1.54 0.885 -1.031 0.1 27 9
2B: L Appling (5, off L Gomez).
TB: L Appling 2; F Grube 2; L Fonseca; T Thomas; J Kerr; L Blue.
GIDP: B Sullivan (); B Fothergill ().
RBI: J Kerr (40); B Fothergill (47); L Fonseca (70); C Reynolds (64).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Kerr-L Blue.
E: L Appling (27).
Outfield Assists: C Reynolds (E Combs at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: B Fothergill (2, 2nd base off L Gomez/B Dickey); C Reynolds (15, Home off L Gomez/B Dickey).
CS: B Sullivan (3, 2nd base by L Gomez/B Dickey).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Lefty Gomez, W (16-7) 9 7 5 5 6 1 0 3.03 38 48 0.146 1.54 -0.1
Team Totals 9 7 5 5 6 1 0 5.00 38 48 0.146 1.54 -0.1

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tommy Thomas, L (10-12) 9 17 8 6 1 0 1 4.49 44 24 -0.354 0.95 -3.1
Team Totals 9 17 8 6 1 0 1 6.00 44 24 -0.354 0.95 -3.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: T Thomas (4; B Chapman).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Harry Geisel, 1B - Red Ormsby, 2B - (none), 3B - George Hildebrand.
Time of Game: 1:38.
Attendance: 4,500.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Chicago White Sox
1 Earle Combs CF 1 Lu Blue 1B
2 Joe Sewell 3B 2 Billy Sullivan 3B
3 Babe Ruth LF 3 Carl Reynolds CF
4 Lou Gehrig 1B 4 Lew Fonseca LF
5 Ben Chapman RF 5 Bob Fothergill RF
6 Lyn Lary SS 6 Luke Appling SS
7 Bill Dickey C 7 John Kerr 2B
8 Tony Lazzeri 2B 8 Frank Grube C
9 Lefty Gomez P 9 Tommy Thomas P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 3-4 2 1-3 R NYY B. Ruth T. Thomas 12% 50% Single to 1B; Gomez Scores; Sewell to 3B
t4 4-4 2 1-3 R NYY L. Gehrig T. Thomas 11% 61% Single to RF; Sewell Scores; Ruth to 2B
t4 2-4 2 12- R NYY J. Sewell T. Thomas 11% 38% Single (CF-RF); Lazzeri Scores; Gomez to 3B
b3 0-2 1 123 R CHW C. Reynolds L. Gomez -10% 44% Walk; Thomas Scores; Blue to 3B; Sullivan to 2B
b8 4-6 1 1-- OO CHW B. Fothergill L. Gomez 10% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B

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, White Sox' Tommy Thomas facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY E. Combs T. Thomas -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYY J. Sewell T. Thomas -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- R NYY B. Ruth T. Thomas 10% 56% Home Run
t1 1-0 2 --- O NYY L. Gehrig T. Thomas -1% 55% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Lefty Gomez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- CHW L. Blue L. Gomez -4% 51% Single to CF
b1 0-1 0 1-- O CHW B. Sullivan L. Gomez 4% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-1 1 1-- O CHW C. Reynolds L. Gomez 3% 58% Lineout: LF
b1 0-1 2 1-- O CHW L. Fonseca L. Gomez 2% 60% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' Tommy Thomas facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- O NYY B. Chapman T. Thomas -2% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- O NYY L. Lary T. Thomas -2% 56% Flyball: CF
t2 1-0 2 --- NYY B. Dickey T. Thomas 1% 57% Single to LF
t2 1-0 2 1-- NYY T. Lazzeri T. Thomas 2% 59% Single to SS; Dickey to 2B
t2 1-0 2 12- O NYY L. Gomez T. Thomas -4% 55% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Lefty Gomez facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- O CHW B. Fothergill L. Gomez 3% 58% Flyball: LF
b2 0-1 1 --- O CHW L. Appling L. Gomez 2% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-1 2 --- O CHW J. Kerr L. Gomez 1% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' Tommy Thomas facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- NYY E. Combs T. Thomas 6% 67% Double to LF
t3 1-0 0 -2- O NYY J. Sewell T. Thomas -4% 63% Single to CF; Combs out at Hm/CF-C; Sewell to 2B/Adv on throw
t3 1-0 1 -2- NYY B. Ruth T. Thomas 2% 64% Walk
t3 1-0 1 12- R NYY L. Gehrig T. Thomas 9% 73% Single to CF; Sewell Scores; Ruth to 2B
t3 2-0 1 12- O NYY B. Chapman T. Thomas -3% 70% Flyball: 2B
t3 2-0 2 12- O NYY L. Lary T. Thomas -4% 66% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Lefty Gomez facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- CHW F. Grube L. Gomez -4% 62% Single to RF
b3 0-2 0 1-- O CHW T. Thomas L. Gomez 4% 66% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-2 1 1-- CHW L. Blue L. Gomez -4% 62% Walk; Thomas to 2B
b3 0-2 1 12- CHW B. Sullivan L. Gomez -7% 55% Walk; Thomas to 3B; Blue to 2B
b3 0-2 1 123 R CHW C. Reynolds L. Gomez -10% 44% Walk; Thomas Scores; Blue to 3B; Sullivan to 2B
b3 1-2 1 123 R CHW L. Fonseca L. Gomez -10% 34% Walk; Blue Scores; Sullivan to 3B; Reynolds to 2B
b3 2-2 1 123 RO CHW B. Fothergill L. Gomez -1% 33% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Sullivan Scores; Reynolds to 3B
b3 3-2 2 1-3 R CHW L. Appling L. Gomez -9% 25% Fothergill Steals 2B; Reynolds Steals Hm; Fothergill to 3B/Adv on E6 (throw)
b3 4-2 2 --3 O CHW L. Appling L. Gomez 3% 28% Groundout: 3B-1B
4 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, White Sox 4.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-4, White Sox' Tommy Thomas facing 7-8-9
t4 2-4 0 --- O NYY B. Dickey T. Thomas -3% 25% Foul Flyball: C
t4 2-4 1 --- NYY T. Lazzeri T. Thomas 3% 28% Single to LF
t4 2-4 1 1-- NYY L. Gomez T. Thomas 4% 32% Single (Ground Ball); Lazzeri to 2B
t4 2-4 1 12- O NYY E. Combs T. Thomas -5% 27% Lineout: CF
t4 2-4 2 12- R NYY J. Sewell T. Thomas 11% 38% Single (CF-RF); Lazzeri Scores; Gomez to 3B
t4 3-4 2 1-3 R NYY B. Ruth T. Thomas 12% 50% Single to 1B; Gomez Scores; Sewell to 3B
t4 4-4 2 1-3 R NYY L. Gehrig T. Thomas 11% 61% Single to RF; Sewell Scores; Ruth to 2B
t4 5-4 2 12- O NYY B. Chapman T. Thomas -4% 57% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 4-5, Yankees' Lefty Gomez facing 7-8-9
b4 4-5 0 --- O CHW J. Kerr L. Gomez 3% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 4-5 1 --- O CHW F. Grube L. Gomez 2% 62% Groundout: P-1B
b4 4-5 2 --- O CHW T. Thomas L. Gomez 1% 63% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, White Sox 4.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-4, White Sox' Tommy Thomas facing 6-7-8
t5 5-4 0 --- O NYY L. Lary T. Thomas -3% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 5-4 1 --- O NYY B. Dickey T. Thomas -2% 59% Popfly: 2B
t5 5-4 2 --- NYY T. Lazzeri T. Thomas 1% 60% Single to LF
t5 5-4 2 1-- O NYY L. Gomez T. Thomas -3% 58% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 4-5, Yankees' Lefty Gomez facing 1-2-3
b5 4-5 0 --- O CHW L. Blue L. Gomez 3% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-5 1 --- CHW B. Sullivan L. Gomez -4% 57% Walk
b5 4-5 1 1-- O CHW C. Reynolds L. Gomez 6% 64% Sullivan Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b5 4-5 2 --- CHW C. Reynolds L. Gomez -2% 62% Walk
b5 4-5 2 1-- O CHW L. Fonseca L. Gomez 4% 65% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, White Sox 4.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-4, White Sox' Tommy Thomas facing 1-2-3
t6 5-4 0 --- NYY E. Combs T. Thomas 7% 72% Double to RF
t6 5-4 0 -2- O NYY J. Sewell T. Thomas -1% 71% Flyball: RF; Combs to 3B
t6 5-4 1 --3 R NYY B. Ruth T. Thomas 6% 77% Single (Ground Ball); Combs Scores
t6 6-4 1 1-- NYY L. Gehrig T. Thomas 5% 82% Single to RF; Ruth to 3B
t6 6-4 1 1-3 OO NYY B. Chapman T. Thomas -9% 73% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 6, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 4-6, Yankees' Lefty Gomez facing 5-6-7
b6 4-6 0 --- O CHW B. Fothergill L. Gomez 4% 77% Flyball: CF
b6 4-6 1 --- CHW L. Appling L. Gomez -4% 73% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball)
b6 4-6 1 1-- O CHW J. Kerr L. Gomez 5% 77% Flyball: RF
b6 4-6 2 1-- O CHW F. Grube L. Gomez 4% 81% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 6, White Sox 4.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 6-4, White Sox' Tommy Thomas facing 6-7-8
t7 6-4 0 --- O NYY L. Lary T. Thomas -2% 79% Flyball: RF
t7 6-4 1 --- O NYY B. Dickey T. Thomas -1% 78% Flyball: CF
t7 6-4 2 --- O NYY T. Lazzeri T. Thomas -1% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 6, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 4-6, Yankees' Lefty Gomez facing 9-1-2
b7 4-6 0 --- CHW T. Thomas L. Gomez -7% 70% Single to RF
b7 4-6 0 1-- O CHW L. Blue L. Gomez 6% 76% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 4-6 1 1-- OO CHW B. Sullivan L. Gomez 9% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 6, White Sox 4.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 6-4, White Sox' Tommy Thomas facing 9-1-2
t8 6-4 0 --- O NYY L. Gomez T. Thomas -1% 84% Groundout: P-SS-1B
t8 6-4 1 --- O NYY E. Combs T. Thomas -1% 83% Foul Flyball: C
t8 6-4 2 --- O NYY J. Sewell T. Thomas -1% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 6, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 4-6, Yankees' Lefty Gomez facing 3-4-5
b8 4-6 0 --- O CHW C. Reynolds L. Gomez 5% 87% Flyball: RF
b8 4-6 1 --- CHW L. Fonseca L. Gomez -5% 82% Single (Ground Ball)
b8 4-6 1 1-- OO CHW B. Fothergill L. Gomez 10% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 6, White Sox 4.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 6-4, White Sox' Tommy Thomas facing 3-4-5
t9 6-4 0 --- NYY B. Ruth T. Thomas 2% 94% Double to LF
t9 6-4 0 -2- O NYY L. Gehrig T. Thomas -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B; Ruth to 3B
t9 6-4 1 --3 NYY B. Chapman T. Thomas 0% 94% Hit By Pitch
t9 6-4 1 1-3 NYY L. Lary T. Thomas 1% 95% Baserunner Advance; Chapman to 2B/Safe on E6 (catch)
t9 6-4 1 -23 RO NYY L. Lary T. Thomas 1% 96% Flyball: CF; Ruth Scores/unER
t9 7-4 2 -2- R NYY B. Dickey T. Thomas 2% 98% Single to CF; Chapman Scores/unER
t9 8-4 2 1-- O NYY T. Lazzeri T. Thomas -0% 98% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 8, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 4-8, Yankees' Lefty Gomez facing 6-7-8
b9 4-8 0 --- CHW L. Appling L. Gomez -3% 95% Double (LF-CF)
b9 4-8 0 -2- R CHW J. Kerr L. Gomez -5% 90% Single to LF; Appling Scores
b9 5-8 0 1-- CHW F. Grube L. Gomez -10% 81% Single to SS; Kerr to 2B
Smead Jolley pinch hits for Tommy Thomas (P) batting 9th
b9 5-8 0 12- O CHW S. Jolley L. Gomez 5% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B; Kerr to 3B; Grube to 2B
b9 5-8 1 -23 O CHW L. Blue L. Gomez 8% 94% Popfly: SS
b9 5-8 2 -23 O CHW B. Sullivan L. Gomez 6% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 8, White Sox 5.

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