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Standings
BAL
@BOS
5
14
BAL
@BOS
9
12
CLE
@CHW
1
3
CLE
@CHW
4
2
KCA
@DET
0
16
NYY
@WSH
3
7
MLN
@CIN
10
1
MLN
@CIN
5
6
PHI
@NYG
4
2
 
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PHI
@NYG
4
2
BRO
@PIT
10
3
BRO
@PIT
3
2
CHC
@STL
6
5
CHC
@STL
1
14
Sunday, April 17, 1955,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:26
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Indians
1
3-2
 Lost 2 
2nd, 1 GB
at White Sox
3
3-1
 Won 3 
3rd, 1½ GB
W: Jack Harshman (1-0)
L: Art Houtteman (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  5  1
White Sox       0  0  1   0  0  0   2  0  X    3  7  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Smith RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 .524 1.375 0.016 1.11 0.080 -0.064 0.2 3 0
Bobby Avila 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .421 1.101 -0.054 1.08 0.026 -0.080 -0.5 3 1
Larry Doby CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .473 -0.093 1.10 0.012 -0.105 -0.7 1 0
Al Rosen 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .167 .650 -0.027 0.93 0.043 -0.070 -0.2 0 3
Ralph Kiner LF 2 0 0 0 2 2 .167 .652 0.040 1.29 0.103 -0.063 0.6 2 0
Vic Wertz 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .211 .602 -0.182 1.34 0.000 -0.182 -1.6 11 1 GDP
George Strickland SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .490 -0.132 1.19 0.024 -0.156 -1.1 1 3 GDP
Hank Foiles C 3 1 1 0 1 2 .500 1.625 0.046 1.14 0.105 -0.059 0.4 3 0 2B
Art Houtteman P 2 0 1 0 0 0 .500 1.000 -0.016 1.01 0.021 -0.037 -0.2 0 2 SH
   Don Mossi P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Hank Majeski PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.074 2.86 0.000 -0.074 -0.4
Team Totals 30 1 5 1 5 7 .167 .486 -0.476 1.19 0.414 -0.890 -3.6 24 10
2B: H Foiles (3, off J Harshman).
SH: A Houtteman (1, off J Harshman).
TB: A Smith 2; H Foiles 2; A Houtteman; B Avila.
GIDP: V Wertz (2); G Strickland (2).
RBI: A Smith (5).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Strickland-B Avila-V Wertz.
E: V Wertz (3).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chico Carrasquel SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .708 -0.054 1.06 0.032 -0.087 -0.6 0 7
Nellie Fox 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 .556 1.500 0.161 1.07 0.176 -0.015 1.5 3 5 3B
Minnie Minoso LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .188 .528 -0.007 1.41 0.138 -0.145 -0.2 0 0 2B,GDP
George Kell 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .083 .396 -0.114 1.18 0.009 -0.123 -0.7 0 0
Jim Rivera CF-RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .071 -0.072 0.77 0.000 -0.072 -0.8 2 0 SH
Walt Dropo 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .385 1.115 -0.021 0.56 0.016 -0.037 0.1 12 0
Bob Nieman RF 3 1 2 1 0 1 .600 2.200 0.192 0.96 0.217 -0.024 0.9 3 0 HR
   Clint Courtney C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.011 0.50 0.000 -0.011 -0.5 1 0
Sherm Lollar C 3 0 1 0 0 0 .214 .624 -0.027 0.95 0.028 -0.056 -0.1 6 2
   Ed McGhee PR-CF 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 -0.012 0.47 0.000 -0.012 -0.4 0 0
Jack Harshman P 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 -0.010 1.03 0.030 -0.041 -0.2 0 0 SH
Team Totals 29 3 7 3 4 3 .241 .782 0.025 0.97 0.646 -0.623 -1.1 27 14
2B: M Minoso (1, off A Houtteman).
3B: N Fox (3, off A Houtteman).
HR: B Nieman (3, off A Houtteman; 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: J Rivera (2, off A Houtteman); J Harshman (1, off A Houtteman).
TB: B Nieman 5; N Fox 4; M Minoso 2; S Lollar; W Dropo.
GIDP: M Minoso (1).
RBI: N Fox (3); B Nieman (5); M Minoso (3).
2-out RBI: N Fox; M Minoso.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Carrasquel-N Fox-W Dropo 2.
E: C Carrasquel (1).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Art Houtteman, L (0-1) 7.1 7 3 3 4 3 1 3.68 33 51 -0.048 1.00 0.1
Don Mossi 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 2 0 0.024 0.48 0.9
Team Totals 8 7 3 3 4 3 1 3.38 35 51 2 0 -0.024 0.97 1.1

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Harshman, W (1-0) 9 5 1 1 5 7 0 1.00 36 75 0.476 1.19 3.6
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 5 7 0 1.00 36 75 0.476 1.19 3.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Summers, 1B - Eddie Hurley, 2B - Hank Soar, 3B - Ed Runge.
Time of Game: 2:26.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Chicago White Sox
1 Al Smith RF 1 Chico Carrasquel SS
2 Bobby Avila 2B 2 Nellie Fox 2B
3 Larry Doby CF 3 Minnie Minoso LF
4 Al Rosen 3B 4 George Kell 3B
5 Ralph Kiner LF 5 Jim Rivera CF
6 Vic Wertz 1B 6 Walt Dropo 1B
7 George Strickland SS 7 Bob Nieman RF
8 Hank Foiles C 8 Sherm Lollar C
9 Art Houtteman P 9 Jack Harshman P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-1 0 --- R CHW B. Nieman A. Houtteman 20% 79% Home Run
b3 0-1 2 12- R CHW M. Minoso A. Houtteman 14% 57% Double to LF; Fox to 3B; Harshman Scores
b5 1-1 1 12- OO CHW M. Minoso A. Houtteman -11% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b7 2-1 2 -2- R CHW N. Fox A. Houtteman 11% 88% Triple to CF; McGhee Scores
t4 1-1 1 12- OO CLE G. Strickland J. Harshman 11% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

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' Jack Harshman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Smith J. Harshman 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE B. Avila J. Harshman 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- CLE L. Doby J. Harshman -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CLE A. Rosen J. Harshman 2% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Art Houtteman facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW C. Carrasquel A. Houtteman -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW N. Fox A. Houtteman -2% 51% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHW M. Minoso A. Houtteman -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jack Harshman facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- CLE R. Kiner J. Harshman -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO CLE V. Wertz J. Harshman 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O CLE G. Strickland J. Harshman 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Art Houtteman facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHW G. Kell A. Houtteman -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHW J. Rivera A. Houtteman -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 --- CHW W. Dropo A. Houtteman 1% 52% Single to LF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CHW B. Nieman A. Houtteman -2% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jack Harshman facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- CLE H. Foiles J. Harshman -7% 43% Double to LF
t3 0-0 0 -2- O CLE A. Houtteman J. Harshman 2% 45% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Foiles to 3B
t3 0-0 1 --3 R CLE A. Smith J. Harshman -6% 39% Single to RF; Foiles Scores
t3 1-0 1 1-- O CLE B. Avila J. Harshman 3% 41% Flyball: RF
t3 1-0 2 1-- O CLE L. Doby J. Harshman 2% 44% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Art Houtteman facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O CHW S. Lollar A. Houtteman -3% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- CHW J. Harshman A. Houtteman 3% 44% Walk
b3 0-1 1 1-- O CHW C. Carrasquel A. Houtteman -3% 40% Lineout: LF
b3 0-1 2 1-- CHW N. Fox A. Houtteman 2% 43% Single to RF; Harshman to 2B
b3 0-1 2 12- R CHW M. Minoso A. Houtteman 14% 57% Double to LF; Fox to 3B; Harshman Scores
b3 1-1 2 -23 O CHW G. Kell A. Houtteman -7% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Jack Harshman facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- CLE A. Rosen J. Harshman -4% 46% Walk
t4 1-1 0 1-- CLE R. Kiner J. Harshman -7% 39% Walk; Rosen to 2B
t4 1-1 0 12- O CLE V. Wertz J. Harshman 6% 45% Strikeout
t4 1-1 1 12- OO CLE G. Strickland J. Harshman 11% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Art Houtteman facing 5-6-7
b4 1-1 0 --- O CHW J. Rivera A. Houtteman -3% 53% Foul Flyball: 1B
b4 1-1 1 --- O CHW W. Dropo A. Houtteman -2% 51% Flyball: SS
b4 1-1 2 --- CHW B. Nieman A. Houtteman 1% 53% Single to CF
b4 1-1 2 1-- O CHW S. Lollar A. Houtteman -3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Jack Harshman facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- O CLE H. Foiles J. Harshman 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-1 1 --- O CLE A. Houtteman J. Harshman 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-1 2 --- CLE A. Smith J. Harshman -2% 54% Single to LF
t5 1-1 2 1-- CLE B. Avila J. Harshman -3% 51% Single to LF; Smith to 2B
t5 1-1 2 12- O CLE L. Doby J. Harshman 6% 57% Flyball: C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Art Houtteman facing 9-1-2
b5 1-1 0 --- O CHW J. Harshman A. Houtteman -3% 54% Flyball: RF
b5 1-1 1 --- CHW C. Carrasquel A. Houtteman 3% 57% Walk
b5 1-1 1 1-- CHW N. Fox A. Houtteman 5% 61% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Carrasquel to 2B
b5 1-1 1 12- OO CHW M. Minoso A. Houtteman -11% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Jack Harshman facing 4-5-6
t6 1-1 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen J. Harshman 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-1 1 --- O CLE R. Kiner J. Harshman 2% 56% Strikeout
t6 1-1 2 --- O CLE V. Wertz J. Harshman 2% 58% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Art Houtteman facing 4-5-6
b6 1-1 0 --- O CHW G. Kell A. Houtteman -3% 54% Strikeout
b6 1-1 1 --- O CHW J. Rivera A. Houtteman -2% 52% Flyball: RF
b6 1-1 2 --- O CHW W. Dropo A. Houtteman -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Jack Harshman facing 7-8-9
t7 1-1 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland J. Harshman 4% 54% Flyball: CF
t7 1-1 1 --- O CLE H. Foiles J. Harshman 3% 57% Strikeout (C-1B)
t7 1-1 2 --- CLE A. Houtteman J. Harshman -2% 55% Single to CF
t7 1-1 2 1-- O CLE A. Smith J. Harshman 4% 59% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Art Houtteman facing 7-8-9
b7 1-1 0 --- R CHW B. Nieman A. Houtteman 20% 79% Home Run
b7 2-1 0 --- CHW S. Lollar A. Houtteman 3% 82% Single to LF
Ed McGhee pinch runs for Sherm Lollar (C) batting 8th
b7 2-1 0 1-- O CHW J. Harshman A. Houtteman -1% 81% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; McGhee to 2B
b7 2-1 1 -2- O CHW C. Carrasquel A. Houtteman -3% 78% Strikeout
b7 2-1 2 -2- R CHW N. Fox A. Houtteman 11% 88% Triple to CF; McGhee Scores
b7 3-1 2 --3 O CHW M. Minoso A. Houtteman -2% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Jack Harshman facing 2-3-4
Clint Courtney replaces Bob Nieman (RF) playing C batting 7th
Ed McGhee moves from PR to CF
Jim Rivera moves from CF to RF
t8 1-3 0 --- O CLE B. Avila J. Harshman 4% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-3 1 --- O CLE L. Doby J. Harshman 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-3 2 --- O CLE A. Rosen J. Harshman 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Art Houtteman facing 4-5-6
b8 3-1 0 --- CHW G. Kell A. Houtteman 1% 95% Walk
b8 3-1 0 1-- O CHW J. Rivera A. Houtteman -0% 95% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Kell to 2B
b8 3-1 1 -2- CHW W. Dropo A. Houtteman 0% 95% Walk
Don Mossi replaces Art Houtteman pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-1 1 12- O CHW C. Courtney D. Mossi -1% 94% Flyball: CF
b8 3-1 2 12- O CHW E. McGhee D. Mossi -1% 93% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Jack Harshman facing 5-6-7
t9 1-3 0 --- O CLE R. Kiner J. Harshman 4% 96% Strikeout
t9 1-3 1 --- O CLE V. Wertz J. Harshman 2% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
t9 1-3 2 --- CLE G. Strickland J. Harshman -2% 96% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t9 1-3 2 1-- CLE H. Foiles J. Harshman -4% 93% Walk; Strickland to 2B
Hank Majeski pinch hits for Don Mossi (P) batting 9th
t9 1-3 2 12- O CLE H. Majeski J. Harshman 7% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 3.

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