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Scores
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
 
(11)
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: 32,314, Time of Game: 2:21
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Indians
4
4-2
 Won 1 
2nd, 1 GB
at White Sox
2
3-2
 Lost 1 
3rd, 1½ GB
W: Bob Lemon (2-0)
L: Virgil Trucks (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  1  2   1  0  0    4  9  0
White Sox       0  0  0   1  0  0   1  0  0    2  5  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Smith RF 5 1 0 0 0 1 5 .423 .464 .654 1.118 -0.136 1.01 0.000 -0.136 -1.5 0 0
Bobby Avila 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .409 .519 .545 1.064 0.024 0.99 0.074 -0.050 0.4 1 3
Larry Doby CF 3 0 1 2 0 0 4 .217 .269 .217 .487 0.050 1.39 0.102 -0.052 0.1 2 0 SF
Al Rosen 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .182 .259 .364 .623 -0.034 0.93 0.038 -0.072 -0.3 0 2
Ralph Kiner LF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .238 .385 .429 .813 0.036 0.94 0.067 -0.031 0.1 2 0 2B
Vic Wertz 1B 2 1 1 2 0 0 3 .238 .333 .476 .810 0.247 1.50 0.282 -0.035 1.7 10 0 HR,HBP
   Joe Altobelli 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.009 0.39 0.000 -0.009 -0.2 4 0
George Strickland SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .130 .231 .304 .535 -0.094 0.95 0.000 -0.094 -1.0 2 5 2B
Jim Hegan C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .154 .267 .385 .651 -0.094 0.91 0.000 -0.094 -1.0 6 0
Bob Lemon P 3 1 2 0 1 1 4 .500 .571 .500 1.071 0.121 0.69 0.127 -0.006 1.1 0 3
Team Totals 32 4 9 4 3 4 37 .281 .351 .438 .789 0.111 1.00 0.690 -0.579 -0.6 27 13
2B: R Kiner (1, off V Trucks); G Strickland (1, off V Trucks).
HR: V Wertz (1, off V Trucks, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF).
SF: L Doby (1, off M Martin).
HBP: V Wertz (1, by V Trucks).
TB: V Wertz 4; R Kiner 3; B Lemon 2; G Strickland 2; A Rosen; B Avila; L Doby.
RBI: L Doby 2 (2); V Wertz 2 (4).
2-out RBI: L Doby.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Avila-V Wertz; B Lemon-G Strickland-J Altobelli.

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chico Carrasquel SS 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .250 .318 .500 .818 0.025 1.26 0.126 -0.101 0.3 3 6 HR
Nellie Fox 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .455 .455 .773 1.227 -0.090 0.90 0.000 -0.090 -0.7 2 5
Minnie Minoso LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .200 .273 .250 .523 -0.019 0.56 0.023 -0.042 -0.1 3 1
George Kell 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .125 .300 .125 .425 -0.071 1.24 0.049 -0.120 -0.6 0 1 GDP
Jim Rivera CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .056 .000 .056 -0.172 1.25 0.000 -0.172 -1.4 3 1 GDP
Walt Dropo 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .313 .450 .500 .950 -0.033 0.56 0.015 -0.048 -0.2 10 2
Bob Nieman RF 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .545 .615 1.455 2.070 0.018 0.81 0.043 -0.025 0.1 1 1
Sherm Lollar C 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 .294 .333 .412 .745 0.097 1.26 0.115 -0.018 1.0 4 1
   Ed McGhee PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Clint Courtney C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Virgil Trucks P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.070 1.34 0.000 -0.070 -0.5 0 1
   Morrie Martin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Dick Donovan PH-P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.075 2.89 0.000 -0.075 -0.4 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 5 2 3 5 33 .167 .242 .267 .509 -0.390 1.06 0.371 -0.761 -2.6 27 20
HR: C Carrasquel (1, off B Lemon, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: C Carrasquel 4; S Lollar 2; G Kell; M Minoso.
GIDP: G Kell (1); J Rivera (2).
RBI: C Carrasquel (2); S Lollar (2).
2-out RBI: S Lollar.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: N Fox (1).
Outfield Assists: M Minoso (A Rosen at home plate); J Rivera (R Kiner at home plate); B Nieman (L Doby at 2nd base).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Lemon, W (2-0) 9 5 2 2 3 5 1 1.50 33 71 0.390 1.06 2.6
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 3 5 1 2.00 33 71 0.390 1.06 2.6

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Virgil Trucks, L (0-2) 6.1 9 4 4 3 3 1 6.57 29 39 -0.147 1.16 -0.6
Morrie Martin 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 2 1 -0.010 0.82 0.2
Dick Donovan 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 6 0 0 0.047 0.31 1.0
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 3 4 1 4.00 37 39 2 1 -0.110 1.00 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: V Trucks (1; V Wertz).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eddie Hurley, 1B - Hank Soar, 2B - Ed Runge, 3B - Bill Summers.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: 32,314.
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 Jim Hegan C 8 Sherm Lollar C
9 Bob Lemon P 9 Virgil Trucks P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-1 1 1-- RR CLE V. Wertz V. Trucks 26% 76% Home Run; Kiner Scores
b4 0-0 0 --- R CHW C. Carrasquel B. Lemon -13% 31% Home Run
b7 1-4 0 1-- OO CHW J. Rivera B. Lemon 9% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b7 1-4 2 12- R CHW S. Lollar B. Lemon -9% 79% Single to LF; Nieman to 2B; Dropo Scores
t5 0-1 2 12- RO CLE L. Doby V. Trucks 8% 43% Single to RF; Avila to 3B; Lemon Scores; Doby out at 2B/RF-1B-SS

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' Virgil Trucks facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Smith V. Trucks -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE B. Avila V. Trucks -2% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE L. Doby V. Trucks -1% 45% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW C. Carrasquel B. Lemon 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW N. Fox B. Lemon 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHW M. Minoso B. Lemon 1% 50% Groundout: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- CLE A. Rosen V. Trucks 4% 54% Single to CF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O CLE R. Kiner V. Trucks -2% 52% Double to CF; Rosen out at Hm/LF-SS-C
t2 0-0 1 -2- CLE V. Wertz V. Trucks 2% 54% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-0 1 12- O CLE G. Strickland V. Trucks -5% 49% Flyball: 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- O CLE J. Hegan V. Trucks -4% 45% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHW G. Kell B. Lemon 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHW J. Rivera B. Lemon 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O CHW W. Dropo B. Lemon 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- CLE B. Lemon V. Trucks 7% 57% Single to 2B; Lemon to 2B/Adv on E4
t3 0-0 0 -2- O CLE A. Smith V. Trucks -5% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 -2- O CLE B. Avila V. Trucks -3% 49% Groundout: SS-1B; Lemon to 3B
t3 0-0 2 --3 O CLE L. Doby V. Trucks -4% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O CHW B. Nieman B. Lemon 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- O CHW S. Lollar B. Lemon 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O CHW V. Trucks B. Lemon 1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen V. Trucks -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 1 --- CLE R. Kiner V. Trucks 3% 50% Walk
t4 0-0 1 1-- O CLE V. Wertz V. Trucks -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 2 1-- O CLE G. Strickland V. Trucks -3% 44% Double to CF; Kiner out at Hm/CF-2B-1B-SS-C-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- R CHW C. Carrasquel B. Lemon -13% 31% Home Run
b4 1-0 0 --- O CHW N. Fox B. Lemon 2% 33% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 1-0 1 --- CHW M. Minoso B. Lemon -2% 31% Single to 3B
b4 1-0 1 1-- OO CHW G. Kell B. Lemon 5% 36% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 8-9-1
t5 0-1 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan V. Trucks -3% 33% Flyball: LF
t5 0-1 1 --- CLE B. Lemon V. Trucks 4% 36% Single to RF
t5 0-1 1 1-- O CLE A. Smith V. Trucks -4% 32% Flyball: LF
t5 0-1 2 1-- CLE B. Avila V. Trucks 3% 35% Walk; Lemon to 2B
t5 0-1 2 12- RO CLE L. Doby V. Trucks 8% 43% Single to RF; Avila to 3B; Lemon Scores; Doby out at 2B/RF-1B-SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 5-6-7
b5 1-1 0 --- O CHW J. Rivera B. Lemon 3% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 1-1 1 --- O CHW W. Dropo B. Lemon 2% 49% Strikeout
b5 1-1 2 --- CHW B. Nieman B. Lemon -2% 47% Walk
b5 1-1 2 1-- CHW S. Lollar B. Lemon -3% 44% Single to CF; Nieman to 2B
b5 1-1 2 12- O CHW V. Trucks B. Lemon 6% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 4-5-6
t6 1-1 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen V. Trucks -3% 47% Lineout: CF
t6 1-1 1 --- CLE R. Kiner V. Trucks 4% 50% Single to CF
t6 1-1 1 1-- RR CLE V. Wertz V. Trucks 26% 76% Home Run; Kiner Scores
t6 3-1 1 --- O CLE G. Strickland V. Trucks -1% 75% Strikeout
t6 3-1 2 --- O CLE J. Hegan V. Trucks -1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
Joe Altobelli replaces Vic Wertz playing 1B batting 6th
b6 1-3 0 --- O CHW C. Carrasquel B. Lemon 4% 78% Flyball: LF
b6 1-3 1 --- O CHW N. Fox B. Lemon 2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-3 2 --- O CHW M. Minoso B. Lemon 2% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, White Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 9-1-2
t7 3-1 0 --- CLE B. Lemon V. Trucks 2% 84% Walk
t7 3-1 0 1-- O CLE A. Smith V. Trucks -2% 82% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 3-1 1 1-- CLE B. Avila V. Trucks 5% 86% Single to RF; Smith to 3B
Morrie Martin replaces Virgil Trucks pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-1 1 1-3 RO CLE L. Doby M. Martin 2% 88% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Smith Scores
t7 4-1 2 1-- O CLE A. Rosen M. Martin -1% 87% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 4-5-6
b7 1-4 0 --- CHW G. Kell B. Lemon -5% 83% Single to LF
b7 1-4 0 1-- OO CHW J. Rivera B. Lemon 9% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b7 1-4 2 --- CHW W. Dropo B. Lemon -1% 91% Walk
b7 1-4 2 1-- CHW B. Nieman B. Lemon -3% 88% Walk; Dropo to 2B
b7 1-4 2 12- R CHW S. Lollar B. Lemon -9% 79% Single to LF; Nieman to 2B; Dropo Scores
Dick Donovan pinch hits for Morrie Martin (P) batting 9th
Ed McGhee pinch runs for Sherm Lollar (C) batting 8th
b7 2-4 2 12- O CHW D. Donovan B. Lemon 7% 86% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 4, White Sox 2.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-2, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 5-6-7
Dick Donovan moves from PH to P
Clint Courtney replaces Ed McGhee (PR) playing C batting 8th
t8 4-2 0 --- O CLE R. Kiner D. Donovan -1% 85% Flyball: CF
t8 4-2 1 --- O CLE J. Altobelli D. Donovan -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 4-2 2 --- O CLE G. Strickland D. Donovan -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
b8 2-4 0 --- O CHW C. Carrasquel B. Lemon 4% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-4 1 --- O CHW N. Fox B. Lemon 3% 91% Flyball: LF
b8 2-4 2 --- O CHW M. Minoso B. Lemon 2% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, White Sox 2.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-2, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 8-9-1
t9 4-2 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan D. Donovan -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 4-2 1 --- O CLE B. Lemon D. Donovan -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
t9 4-2 2 --- O CLE A. Smith D. Donovan -0% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 4-5-6
b9 2-4 0 --- O CHW G. Kell B. Lemon 5% 95% Flyball: SS
b9 2-4 1 --- O CHW J. Rivera B. Lemon 3% 98% Strikeout
b9 2-4 2 --- O CHW W. Dropo B. Lemon 2% 100% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, White Sox 2.

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