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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CHW
10
1
WSH
@CLE
1
3
PHA
@DET
2
13
PHA
@DET
1
10
BOS
@SLB
1
2
CHC
@NYG
8
2
CIN
@PHI
4
1
STL
@PIT
2
1
STL
@PIT
8
2
Thursday, September 19, 1940,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 7,572, Time of Game: 1:43
Yankees
10
80-64
 Won 2 
3rd, 4 GB
at White Sox
1
79-67
 Lost 2 
4th, 6 GB
W: Red Ruffing (14-12)
L: Jack Knott (11-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         3  0  2   0  2  0   0  3  0   10 14  0
White Sox       0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  7  2

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe Gordon 2B 5 3 3 1 0 1 5 .277 .335 .500 .835 0.086 0.38 0.097 -0.011 1.6 2 0 2·2B
Red Rolfe 3B 4 2 3 2 0 0 5 .249 .310 .365 .674 0.059 0.46 0.078 -0.018 2.3 1 3 2B,SH
Charlie Keller LF 5 1 2 3 0 0 5 .290 .408 .521 .929 0.069 0.44 0.076 -0.007 1.0 3 0
George Selkirk CF 5 1 2 3 0 0 5 .261 .398 .469 .867 0.156 0.36 0.158 -0.002 1.6 5 0 HR,2B
Bill Dickey C 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .239 .323 .346 .669 -0.006 0.25 0.017 -0.023 -0.4 0 0 CS
Mike Chartak RF 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .143 .400 .143 .543 -0.030 0.26 0.002 -0.031 -0.8 2 0
Babe Dahlgren 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .267 .324 .387 .711 -0.020 0.23 0.002 -0.023 -0.1 10 1
Frankie Crosetti SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .193 .301 .278 .579 -0.016 0.15 0.000 -0.016 -0.6 3 2 SH
Red Ruffing P 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .106 .136 .176 .313 0.003 0.12 0.011 -0.008 0.3 1 1
Team Totals 38 10 14 10 2 3 42 .368 .400 .553 .953 0.301 0.29 0.441 -0.139 4.9 27 7
2B: J Gordon 2 (28, 2 off J Knott); R Rolfe (25, off J Knott); G Selkirk (15, off B Dietrich).
HR: G Selkirk (16, off J Knott, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: R Rolfe (6, off J Knott); F Crosetti (5, off B Dietrich).
TB: G Selkirk 6; J Gordon 5; R Rolfe 4; C Keller 2; B Dickey 2; B Dahlgren; R Ruffing.
RBI: G Selkirk 3 (62); C Keller 3 (90); R Rolfe 2 (50); R Ruffing (7); J Gordon (93).
2-out RBI: R Rolfe; J Gordon.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 6 for 11.
Baserunning
CS: B Dickey (3, 2nd base by J Knott/M Tresh).

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 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .237 .299 .290 .590 0.020 0.67 0.038 -0.018 0.3 0 0
   Don Kolloway 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.1 0 2
Mike Tresh C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .279 .349 .339 .688 -0.063 0.81 0.000 -0.063 -1.0 2 1
   Tom Turner C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .217 .250 .272 .522 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.3 1 0
Joe Kuhel 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .280 .370 .483 .853 -0.031 0.50 0.017 -0.048 0.1 9 0 HR
Moose Solters LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .307 .353 .480 .833 -0.008 0.43 0.019 -0.026 -0.4 4 0
Luke Appling SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .345 .415 .436 .851 -0.013 0.54 0.028 -0.041 -0.2 3 1
Taffy Wright RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .338 .389 .448 .836 -0.056 0.54 0.000 -0.056 -1.1 4 0
Larry Rosenthal CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .289 .423 .410 .833 -0.038 0.34 0.000 -0.038 -0.5 4 0 2B
Bob Kennedy 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .306 .318 .624 -0.025 0.24 0.000 -0.025 -1.0 0 2
Jack Knott P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .088 .161 .105 .267 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Short PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.027 0.63 0.027 0.000 0.4
   Bill Dietrich P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .261 .358 .348 .706 -0.009 0.17 0.000 -0.009 -0.4 0 1
   Orval Grove P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 1 7 1 1 0 35 .206 .229 .324 .552 -0.199 0.45 0.129 -0.327 -4.1 27 7
2B: L Rosenthal (13, off R Ruffing).
HR: J Kuhel (25, off R Ruffing, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: J Kuhel 4; L Rosenthal 2; L Appling 2; S Webb 2; D Short.
RBI: J Kuhel (88).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Tresh-L Appling.
E: T Wright (9); B Kennedy (32).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Red Ruffing, W (14-12) 9 7 1 1 1 0 1 3.36 35 68 0.199 0.45 4.1
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 1 0 1 1.00 35 68 0.199 0.45 4.1

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Knott, L (11-9) 3 6 5 5 0 1 1 4.56 14 28 -0.278 0.67 -3.3
Bill Dietrich 5 8 5 4 2 2 0 4.25 25 0 0 -0.024 0.12 -2.2
Orval Grove 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 3 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 9 14 10 9 2 3 1 9.00 42 28 0 0 -0.302 0.29 -4.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lou Kolls, 1B - George Pipgras, 2B - Harry Geisel, 3B - Joe Rue.
Time of Game: 1:43.
Attendance: 7,572.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Chicago White Sox
1 Joe Gordon 2B 1 Skeeter Webb 2B
2 Red Rolfe 3B 2 Mike Tresh C
3 Charlie Keller LF 3 Joe Kuhel 1B
4 George Selkirk CF 4 Moose Solters LF
5 Bill Dickey C 5 Luke Appling SS
6 Mike Chartak RF 6 Taffy Wright RF
7 Babe Dahlgren 1B 7 Larry Rosenthal CF
8 Frankie Crosetti SS 8 Bob Kennedy 3B
9 Red Ruffing P 9 Jack Knott P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 1-0 1 1-- RR NYY G. Selkirk J. Knott 14% 74% Home Run; Keller Scores
t1 0-0 0 --- NYY J. Gordon J. Knott 6% 56% Double to LF
t3 3-0 0 -2- R NYY R. Rolfe J. Knott 5% 87% Double to RF; Gordon Scores
t1 0-0 1 --3 R NYY C. Keller J. Knott 5% 59% Single to RF; Gordon Scores
b1 0-3 2 12- O CHW L. Appling R. Ruffing 4% 77% Flyball: RF

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' Jack Knott facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYY J. Gordon J. Knott 6% 56% Double to LF
t1 0-0 0 -2- O NYY R. Rolfe J. Knott -2% 54% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Gordon to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 R NYY C. Keller J. Knott 5% 59% Single to RF; Gordon Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- RR NYY G. Selkirk J. Knott 14% 74% Home Run; Keller Scores
t1 3-0 1 --- NYY B. Dickey J. Knott 2% 75% Single to CF
t1 3-0 1 1-- OO NYY M. Chartak J. Knott -3% 72% Double Play: Strikeout, Dickey Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- CHW S. Webb R. Ruffing -3% 68% Single to CF
b1 0-3 0 1-- O CHW M. Tresh R. Ruffing 3% 72% Flyball: CF
b1 0-3 1 1-- O CHW J. Kuhel R. Ruffing 3% 74% Flyball: CF
b1 0-3 2 1-- CHW M. Solters R. Ruffing -2% 72% Walk; Webb to 2B
b1 0-3 2 12- O CHW L. Appling R. Ruffing 4% 77% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 3, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-0, White Sox' Jack Knott facing 7-8-9
t2 3-0 0 --- O NYY B. Dahlgren J. Knott -2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 3-0 1 --- O NYY F. Crosetti J. Knott -1% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 3-0 2 --- O NYY R. Ruffing J. Knott -1% 73% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 6-7-8
b2 0-3 0 --- O CHW T. Wright R. Ruffing 2% 75% Flyball: LF
b2 0-3 1 --- O CHW L. Rosenthal R. Ruffing 2% 77% Flyball: 1B
b2 0-3 2 --- O CHW B. Kennedy R. Ruffing 1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-0, White Sox' Jack Knott facing 1-2-3
t3 3-0 0 --- NYY J. Gordon J. Knott 4% 82% Double to CF
t3 3-0 0 -2- R NYY R. Rolfe J. Knott 5% 87% Double to RF; Gordon Scores
t3 4-0 0 -2- O NYY C. Keller J. Knott -1% 87% Flyball: LF; Rolfe to 3B
t3 4-0 1 --3 RO NYY G. Selkirk J. Knott 1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Rolfe Scores
t3 5-0 2 --- O NYY B. Dickey J. Knott -0% 88% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 9-1-2
Dave Short pinch hits for Jack Knott (P) batting 9th
b3 0-5 0 --- CHW D. Short R. Ruffing -3% 85% Single to LF
b3 0-5 0 1-- O CHW S. Webb R. Ruffing 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B; Short to 2B
b3 0-5 1 -2- O CHW M. Tresh R. Ruffing 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-5 2 -2- O CHW J. Kuhel R. Ruffing 2% 91% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, White Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-0, White Sox' Bill Dietrich facing 6-7-8
Bill Dietrich replaces Dave Short (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t4 5-0 0 --- O NYY M. Chartak B. Dietrich -1% 90% Flyball: LF
t4 5-0 1 --- O NYY B. Dahlgren B. Dietrich -1% 90% Flyball: RF
t4 5-0 2 --- O NYY F. Crosetti B. Dietrich -0% 89% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 4-5-6
b4 0-5 0 --- O CHW M. Solters R. Ruffing 2% 91% Flyball: SS
b4 0-5 1 --- CHW L. Appling R. Ruffing -2% 89% Single to LF
b4 0-5 1 1-- O CHW T. Wright R. Ruffing 2% 91% Flyball: CF
b4 0-5 2 1-- O CHW L. Rosenthal R. Ruffing 1% 93% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, White Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-0, White Sox' Bill Dietrich facing 9-1-2
t5 5-0 0 --- NYY R. Ruffing B. Dietrich 1% 94% Walk
t5 5-0 0 1-- O NYY J. Gordon B. Dietrich -1% 93% Strikeout
t5 5-0 1 1-- NYY R. Rolfe B. Dietrich 2% 95% Single to RF; Ruffing to 3B; Rolfe to 2B/Adv on E9
t5 5-0 1 -23 RR NYY C. Keller B. Dietrich 2% 97% Single to CF; Ruffing Scores; Rolfe Scores
t5 7-0 1 1-- O NYY G. Selkirk B. Dietrich -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B; Keller to 2B
t5 7-0 2 -2- NYY B. Dickey B. Dietrich 0% 97% Single to RF; Keller to 3B
t5 7-0 2 1-3 O NYY M. Chartak B. Dietrich -1% 97% Flyball: SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 7, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-7, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 8-9-1
b5 0-7 0 --- O CHW B. Kennedy R. Ruffing 1% 98% Flyball: SS
b5 0-7 1 --- O CHW B. Dietrich R. Ruffing 0% 98% Flyball: 2B
b5 0-7 2 --- CHW S. Webb R. Ruffing -0% 98% Single to LF
b5 0-7 2 1-- O CHW M. Tresh R. Ruffing 1% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 7, White Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 7-0, White Sox' Bill Dietrich facing 7-8-9
Don Kolloway replaces Skeeter Webb playing 2B batting 1st
t6 7-0 0 --- O NYY B. Dahlgren B. Dietrich -0% 98% Flyball: RF
t6 7-0 1 --- O NYY F. Crosetti B. Dietrich -0% 98% Lineout: LF
t6 7-0 2 --- NYY R. Ruffing B. Dietrich 0% 98% Single to RF
t6 7-0 2 1-- O NYY J. Gordon B. Dietrich -0% 98% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 7, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-7, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 3-4-5
b6 0-7 0 --- R CHW J. Kuhel R. Ruffing -2% 96% Home Run
b6 1-7 0 --- O CHW M. Solters R. Ruffing 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-7 1 --- CHW L. Appling R. Ruffing -1% 96% Single
b6 1-7 1 1-- O CHW T. Wright R. Ruffing 1% 97% Flyball: 1B
b6 1-7 2 1-- O CHW L. Rosenthal R. Ruffing 1% 98% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 7, White Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 7-1, White Sox' Bill Dietrich facing 2-3-4
Tom Turner replaces Mike Tresh playing C batting 2nd
t7 7-1 0 --- O NYY R. Rolfe B. Dietrich -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t7 7-1 1 --- O NYY C. Keller B. Dietrich -0% 98% Flyball: LF
t7 7-1 2 --- NYY G. Selkirk B. Dietrich 0% 98% Double to LF
t7 7-1 2 -2- O NYY B. Dickey B. Dietrich -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 7, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-7, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 8-9-1
b7 1-7 0 --- O CHW B. Kennedy R. Ruffing 1% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 1-7 1 --- O CHW B. Dietrich R. Ruffing 0% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
b7 1-7 2 --- O CHW D. Kolloway R. Ruffing 0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 7, White Sox 1.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 7-1, White Sox' Bill Dietrich facing 6-7-8
t8 7-1 0 --- NYY M. Chartak B. Dietrich 0% 99% Walk
t8 7-1 0 1-- NYY B. Dahlgren B. Dietrich 0% 99% Single; Chartak to 2B
t8 7-1 0 12- O NYY F. Crosetti B. Dietrich 0% 99% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Chartak to 3B; Dahlgren to 2B
t8 7-1 1 -23 RO NYY R. Ruffing B. Dietrich 0% 99% Flyball: RF; Chartak Scores; Dahlgren to 3B
t8 8-1 2 --3 R NYY J. Gordon B. Dietrich 0% 100% Single to 3B; Dahlgren Scores; Gordon to 2B/Adv on E5
t8 9-1 2 -2- R NYY R. Rolfe B. Dietrich 0% 100% Single to CF; Gordon Scores/unER
t8 10-1 2 1-- O NYY C. Keller B. Dietrich -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 10, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-10, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 2-3-4
b8 1-10 0 --- O CHW T. Turner R. Ruffing 0% 100% Flyball: SS
b8 1-10 1 --- O CHW J. Kuhel R. Ruffing 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 1-10 2 --- O CHW M. Solters R. Ruffing 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 10, White Sox 1.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 10-1, White Sox' Orval Grove facing 4-5-6
Orval Grove replaces Bill Dietrich pitching and batting 9th
t9 10-1 0 --- O NYY G. Selkirk O. Grove -0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 10-1 1 --- O NYY B. Dickey O. Grove 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 10-1 2 --- O NYY M. Chartak O. Grove 0% 100% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 10, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-10, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 5-6-7
b9 1-10 0 --- O CHW L. Appling R. Ruffing 0% 100% Flyball: 1B
b9 1-10 1 --- O CHW T. Wright R. Ruffing 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
b9 1-10 2 --- CHW L. Rosenthal R. Ruffing 0% 100% Double to RF
b9 1-10 2 -2- O CHW B. Kennedy R. Ruffing 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 10, White Sox 1.

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