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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
7
10
NYY
@BOS
6
3
CLE
@CHW
9
3
DET
@SLB
7
5
CHC
@CIN
5
3
 
(10)
BRO
@NYG
8
4
BSN
@PHI
6
3
STL
@PIT
9
10
STL
@PIT
6
12
Wednesday, August 7, 1940,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 4,169, Time of Game: 1:50
Indians
9
62-41
 Won 2 
2nd, ½ GB
at White Sox
3
50-49
 Lost 2 
4th, 10½ GB
W: Al Smith (12-4)
L: Johnny Rigney (9-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   1  1  0   3  0  4    9 12  0
White Sox       0  1  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    3 10  4

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ben Chapman RF 4 2 3 0 1 0 5 .293 .384 .415 .799 0.126 1.13 0.149 -0.023 1.1 3 2
Roy Weatherly CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .318 .351 .448 .800 -0.045 1.88 0.118 -0.163 -0.6 2 0
Lou Boudreau SS 5 3 3 6 0 0 5 .318 .388 .499 .887 0.578 1.48 0.645 -0.067 4.6 0 5 2·HR
Hal Trosky 1B 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .296 .387 .553 .940 -0.078 0.71 0.012 -0.090 0.2 8 0 2B
Jeff Heath LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .216 .308 .388 .696 -0.068 0.58 0.005 -0.073 0.1 1 0
Ken Keltner 3B 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .241 .320 .396 .716 0.004 0.39 0.030 -0.026 -0.1 4 0
Rusty Peters 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .229 .288 .333 .622 -0.122 0.98 0.000 -0.122 -1.4 4 2 GDP
Rollie Hemsley C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .283 .311 .400 .711 -0.097 0.92 0.000 -0.097 -0.9 5 2
Al Smith P 2 2 2 0 1 0 3 .341 .420 .432 .852 0.080 0.77 0.080 0.000 0.5 0 2
   Harry Eisenstat P 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .231 .286 .231 .516 0.009 0.28 0.009 0.000 0.3 0 0
Team Totals 40 9 12 7 2 4 42 .300 .333 .475 .808 0.387 0.98 1.048 -0.661 3.9 27 13
2B: H Trosky (30, off J Rigney).
HR: L Boudreau 2 (9, 2 off J Rigney, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF; 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: L Boudreau 9; B Chapman 3; A Smith 2; K Keltner 2; H Trosky 2; H Eisenstat.
GIDP: R Peters (2).
RBI: L Boudreau 6 (67); H Trosky (73).
2-out RBI: L Boudreau 5; H Trosky.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Chapman-L Boudreau-K Keltner; B Chapman-H Trosky.
Outfield Assists: B Chapman (M Kreevich at 1st base); B Chapman (B Kennedy at 1st base).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Skeeter Webb 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .233 .299 .300 .599 -0.083 1.39 0.054 -0.137 -0.4 2 6 2B
Mike Kreevich CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .264 .306 .403 .710 -0.062 1.24 0.071 -0.132 -0.8 5 0 2B
Joe Kuhel 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .300 .375 .516 .891 -0.035 1.35 0.079 -0.114 -0.5 9 0
Luke Appling SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .341 .412 .446 .858 0.002 1.72 0.153 -0.151 -0.4 2 0 CS
Taffy Wright RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .333 .373 .449 .822 0.065 1.33 0.118 -0.053 0.6 0 0
Mike Tresh C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .295 .362 .365 .727 -0.046 0.93 0.023 -0.069 -0.3 5 0 CS
Bob Kennedy 3B 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .260 .307 .341 .648 0.168 1.06 0.170 -0.003 1.4 1 2
Larry Rosenthal LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .271 .421 .387 .808 -0.166 1.38 0.017 -0.183 -1.6 3 0
Johnny Rigney P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .203 .203 .266 .469 0.043 1.23 0.099 -0.056 0.0 0 2 2B
   Tom Turner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .286 .278 .563 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Team Totals 33 3 10 3 3 4 36 .303 .361 .394 .755 -0.114 1.26 0.784 -0.898 -2.1 27 10
2B: S Webb (5, off A Smith); M Kreevich (13, off A Smith); J Rigney (4, off A Smith).
TB: J Rigney 2; S Webb 2; T Wright 2; M Kreevich 2; B Kennedy 2; M Tresh; J Kuhel; L Appling.
RBI: L Appling (50); T Wright (55); B Kennedy (34).
2-out RBI: B Kennedy.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Kennedy-S Webb-J Kuhel.
E: B Kennedy 2 (20); J Kuhel 2 (14).
Baserunning
CS: M Tresh (7, 2nd base by A Smith/R Hemsley); L Appling (5, 3rd base by A Smith/R Hemsley).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Al Smith, W (12-4) 6 10 3 3 3 1 0 3.23 27 38 -0.179 1.30 -0.2
Harry Eisenstat, S (4) 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.79 9 1 0 0.293 1.13 2.3
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 3 4 0 3.00 36 38 1 0 0.114 1.26 2.1
A Smith faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Rigney, L (9-13) 9 12 9 7 2 4 2 3.40 42 33 -0.386 0.98 -3.9
Team Totals 9 12 9 7 2 4 2 7.00 42 33 -0.386 0.98 -3.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - George Moriarty, 1B - Cal Hubbard, 2B - (none), 3B - Eddie Rommel.
Time of Game: 1:50.
Attendance: 4,169.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Chicago White Sox
1 Ben Chapman RF 1 Skeeter Webb 2B
2 Roy Weatherly CF 2 Mike Kreevich CF
3 Lou Boudreau SS 3 Joe Kuhel 1B
4 Hal Trosky 1B 4 Luke Appling SS
5 Jeff Heath LF 5 Taffy Wright RF
6 Ken Keltner 3B 6 Mike Tresh C
7 Rusty Peters 2B 7 Bob Kennedy 3B
8 Rollie Hemsley C 8 Larry Rosenthal LF
9 Al Smith P 9 Johnny Rigney P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 2-3 2 12- RRR CLE L. Boudreau J. Rigney 47% 77% Home Run; Smith Scores; Chapman Scores
b6 1-2 1 1-3 R CHW L. Appling A. Smith -15% 33% Single to LF; Kreevich Scores; Kuhel to 3B
t5 1-1 2 -23 R CLE R. Weatherly J. Rigney 12% 63% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Smith Scores/No RBI/unER; Chapman to 3B
t4 0-1 0 --- R CLE L. Boudreau J. Rigney 12% 50% Home Run
b5 1-2 0 1-- OO CHW L. Rosenthal A. Smith 11% 63% Double Play: Foul Flyball: RF-SS-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, White Sox' Johnny Rigney facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Chapman J. Rigney -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE R. Weatherly J. Rigney -2% 46% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE L. Boudreau J. Rigney -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Al Smith facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW S. Webb A. Smith 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW M. Kreevich A. Smith 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHW J. Kuhel A. Smith 1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Johnny Rigney facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE H. Trosky J. Rigney -2% 48% Flyball: SS
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE J. Heath J. Rigney -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O CLE K. Keltner J. Rigney -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Al Smith facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHW L. Appling A. Smith 2% 47% Flyball: 2B
b2 0-0 1 --- CHW T. Wright A. Smith -3% 44% Single to LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O CHW M. Tresh A. Smith 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B; Wright to 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- R CHW B. Kennedy A. Smith -9% 37% Single to CF; Wright Scores
b2 1-0 2 1-- CHW L. Rosenthal A. Smith -2% 36% Walk; Kennedy to 2B
b2 1-0 2 12- O CHW J. Rigney A. Smith 4% 39% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Johnny Rigney facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O CLE R. Peters J. Rigney -3% 37% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 1 --- O CLE R. Hemsley J. Rigney -2% 35% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 --- CLE A. Smith J. Rigney 1% 36% Single to LF
t3 0-1 2 1-- CLE B. Chapman J. Rigney 2% 39% Single to SS; Smith to 2B
t3 0-1 2 12- O CLE R. Weatherly J. Rigney -5% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Al Smith facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- CHW S. Webb A. Smith -5% 28% Double to LF
b3 1-0 0 -2- O CHW M. Kreevich A. Smith 5% 33% Fielder's Choice P; Webb out at 3B/P-3B; Kreevich to 1B
b3 1-0 1 1-- OO CHW J. Kuhel A. Smith 5% 38% Double Play: Flyball: RF-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Johnny Rigney facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- R CLE L. Boudreau J. Rigney 12% 50% Home Run
t4 1-1 0 --- O CLE H. Trosky J. Rigney -3% 47% Foul Flyball: 3B
t4 1-1 1 --- O CLE J. Heath J. Rigney -2% 45% Flyball: CF
t4 1-1 2 --- O CLE K. Keltner J. Rigney -1% 44% Foul Flyball: C
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Al Smith facing 4-5-6
b4 1-1 0 --- O CHW L. Appling A. Smith 3% 47% Flyball: LF
b4 1-1 1 --- O CHW T. Wright A. Smith 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b4 1-1 2 --- CHW M. Tresh A. Smith -2% 47% Single to 3B/Bunt
b4 1-1 2 1-- O CHW B. Kennedy A. Smith 3% 50% Tresh Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Johnny Rigney facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- O CLE R. Peters J. Rigney -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t5 1-1 1 --- O CLE R. Hemsley J. Rigney -2% 45% Flyball: 2B
t5 1-1 2 --- CLE A. Smith J. Rigney 2% 46% Single to CF
t5 1-1 2 1-- CLE B. Chapman J. Rigney 5% 51% Single to 3B; Smith to 3B/Adv on E5 (throw); Chapman to 2B
t5 1-1 2 -23 R CLE R. Weatherly J. Rigney 12% 63% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Smith Scores/No RBI/unER; Chapman to 3B
t5 2-1 2 1-3 O CLE L. Boudreau J. Rigney -6% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Al Smith facing 7-8-9
b5 1-2 0 --- CHW B. Kennedy A. Smith -5% 52% Single to LF
b5 1-2 0 1-- OO CHW L. Rosenthal A. Smith 11% 63% Double Play: Foul Flyball: RF-SS-3B
b5 1-2 2 --- O CHW J. Rigney A. Smith 2% 65% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Johnny Rigney facing 4-5-6
t6 2-1 0 --- O CLE H. Trosky J. Rigney -3% 62% Strikeout
t6 2-1 1 --- O CLE J. Heath J. Rigney -2% 60% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t6 2-1 2 --- CLE K. Keltner J. Rigney 1% 62% Single to CF
t6 2-1 2 1-- O CLE R. Peters J. Rigney -3% 59% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Al Smith facing 1-2-3
b6 1-2 0 --- O CHW S. Webb A. Smith 4% 63% Flyball: 2B
b6 1-2 1 --- CHW M. Kreevich A. Smith -7% 56% Double to CF
b6 1-2 1 -2- CHW J. Kuhel A. Smith -8% 48% Single to 1B; Kreevich to 3B
b6 1-2 1 1-3 R CHW L. Appling A. Smith -15% 33% Single to LF; Kreevich Scores; Kuhel to 3B
b6 2-2 1 1-3 R CHW T. Wright A. Smith -9% 23% Single to 2B; Kuhel Scores; Appling to 2B
b6 3-2 1 12- O CHW M. Tresh A. Smith 5% 28% Appling Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Wright to 2B
b6 3-2 2 -2- CHW M. Tresh A. Smith -1% 28% Walk
b6 3-2 2 12- CHW B. Kennedy A. Smith -3% 25% Walk; Wright to 3B; Tresh to 2B
b6 3-2 2 123 O CHW L. Rosenthal A. Smith 7% 32% Lineout: 2B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, White Sox' Johnny Rigney facing 8-9-1
t7 2-3 0 --- O CLE R. Hemsley J. Rigney -5% 27% Flyball: CF
t7 2-3 1 --- CLE A. Smith J. Rigney 5% 32% Walk
t7 2-3 1 1-- CLE B. Chapman J. Rigney 7% 39% Single to RF; Smith to 2B
t7 2-3 1 12- O CLE R. Weatherly J. Rigney -9% 30% Flyball: LF
t7 2-3 2 12- RRR CLE L. Boudreau J. Rigney 47% 77% Home Run; Smith Scores; Chapman Scores
t7 5-3 2 --- O CLE H. Trosky J. Rigney -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Indians' Al Smith facing 9-1-2
b7 3-5 0 --- CHW J. Rigney A. Smith -10% 66% Double to LF
Harry Eisenstat replaces Al Smith pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-5 0 -2- O CHW S. Webb H. Eisenstat 7% 74% Flyball: RF
b7 3-5 1 -2- O CHW M. Kreevich H. Eisenstat 6% 80% Strikeout
b7 3-5 2 -2- O CHW J. Kuhel H. Eisenstat 5% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, White Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-3, White Sox' Johnny Rigney facing 5-6-7
t8 5-3 0 --- O CLE J. Heath J. Rigney -2% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 5-3 1 --- CLE K. Keltner J. Rigney 2% 85% Single to LF
t8 5-3 1 1-- OO CLE R. Peters J. Rigney -3% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Indians' Harry Eisenstat facing 4-5-6
b8 3-5 0 --- O CHW L. Appling H. Eisenstat 5% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 3-5 1 --- O CHW T. Wright H. Eisenstat 3% 90% Strikeout
b8 3-5 2 --- O CHW M. Tresh H. Eisenstat 2% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, White Sox 3.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-3, White Sox' Johnny Rigney facing 8-9-1
t9 5-3 0 --- O CLE R. Hemsley J. Rigney -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 5-3 1 --- CLE H. Eisenstat J. Rigney 1% 92% Single to RF
t9 5-3 1 1-- CLE B. Chapman J. Rigney 1% 93% Walk; Eisenstat to 2B
t9 5-3 1 12- O CLE R. Weatherly J. Rigney -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B; Eisenstat to 3B; Chapman to 2B
t9 5-3 2 -23 RR CLE L. Boudreau J. Rigney 6% 98% Single to RF; Eisenstat Scores; Chapman Scores
t9 7-3 2 1-- R CLE H. Trosky J. Rigney 1% 99% Double to LF; Boudreau Scores
t9 8-3 2 -2- R CLE J. Heath J. Rigney 0% 100% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Trosky Scores/No RBI/Adv on E3 (throw)/unER; Heath to 1B
t9 9-3 2 1-- O CLE K. Keltner J. Rigney -0% 100% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
4 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 9, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-9, Indians' Harry Eisenstat facing 7-8-9
b9 3-9 0 --- O CHW B. Kennedy H. Eisenstat 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
b9 3-9 1 --- O CHW L. Rosenthal H. Eisenstat 0% 100% Strikeout
Tom Turner pinch hits for Johnny Rigney (P) batting 9th
b9 3-9 2 --- O CHW T. Turner H. Eisenstat 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 9, White Sox 3.

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