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Scores
Standings
KCA
@CHW
2
6
KCA
@CHW
5
3
CLE
@DET
5
3
CHC
@CIN
1
2
BRO
@NYG
8
5
MLN
@STL
5
3
Thursday, August 18, 1955, 4:45PM
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 15,224, Time of Game: 2:29
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Athletics
5
49-71
 Won 1 
6th, 23½ GB
at White Sox
3
69-46
 Lost 1 
2nd, 1 GB
L: Harry Byrd (6-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  2   2  1  0    5  9  3
White Sox       1  1  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    3  6  2

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vic Power 1B 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .317 .349 .499 .848 0.184 1.06 0.277 -0.093 0.9 7 0 HR,GDP
Hector Lopez 3B 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .281 .322 .386 .708 -0.100 1.01 0.000 -0.100 -0.9 1 2
Gus Zernial LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .251 .302 .495 .797 0.104 0.74 0.149 -0.045 1.0 2 0 3B
   Elmer Valo PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .359 .461 .493 .954 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 4 0
Harry Simpson CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .312 .369 .450 .819 -0.053 1.01 0.039 -0.093 -0.5 6 0
Bill Renna RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .224 .310 .383 .693 -0.010 1.21 0.080 -0.090 -0.6 1 0 2B
Jim Finigan 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .253 .328 .402 .730 -0.116 1.19 0.000 -0.116 -1.0 2 1
Joe DeMaestri SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .252 .288 .325 .613 0.156 1.04 0.208 -0.052 0.4 1 4 3B
Billy Shantz C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .265 .304 .309 .613 0.214 1.22 0.239 -0.025 1.1 3 0
Arnie Portocarrero P 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .074 .074 .185 .259 -0.041 1.01 0.034 -0.075 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 9 5 0 5 37 .243 .243 .459 .703 0.338 1.05 1.026 -0.689 0.4 27 7
2B: B Renna (5, off H Byrd).
3B: J DeMaestri (1, off H Byrd); G Zernial (2, off J Harshman).
HR: V Power (14, off H Byrd, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: V Power 5; G Zernial 3; J DeMaestri 3; B Shantz 2; B Renna 2; A Portocarrero; H Simpson.
GIDP: V Power (13).
RBI: V Power 2 (56); G Zernial (63); J DeMaestri (31); B Shantz (8).
2-out RBI: B Shantz; J DeMaestri.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. H Lopez-J Finigan-V Power.
E: B Shantz (3); H Lopez (19); J DeMaestri (20).

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 2 1 1 1 5 .259 .344 .349 .693 0.041 1.33 0.138 -0.097 1.1 3 3
Nellie Fox 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .291 .354 .389 .743 -0.131 1.19 0.000 -0.131 -1.3 2 3 SH
Minnie Minoso LF 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .272 .364 .395 .759 0.124 0.78 0.140 -0.016 0.8 2 0 2B
George Kell 3B 3 0 0 1 1 0 5 .302 .387 .412 .800 -0.103 1.50 0.029 -0.132 -0.3 0 1 SF
Jim Rivera RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .269 .366 .414 .781 0.005 1.13 0.079 -0.073 -0.7 2 0
Walt Dropo 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .290 .350 .468 .818 -0.099 1.44 0.023 -0.123 -0.5 10 1
Jim Busby CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .238 .290 .350 .639 -0.109 1.21 0.022 -0.131 -1.0 3 0 GDP
Sherm Lollar C 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .265 .387 .426 .813 0.195 0.88 0.228 -0.033 0.8 5 0 HR,HBP
   Gil Coan PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .300 .315 .615 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Morrie Martin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .571 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Harry Byrd P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .111 .130 .111 .242 -0.002 0.58 0.023 -0.026 -0.1 0 1
   Jack Harshman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .365 .381 .746 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
   Bob Kennedy PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .330 .359 .689 -0.084 3.24 0.000 -0.084 -0.4
   Les Moss C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .370 .433 .803 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 33 3 6 3 4 2 40 .182 .282 .303 .585 -0.163 1.19 0.682 -0.846 -1.6 27 12
2B: M Minoso (19, off A Portocarrero).
HR: S Lollar (13, off A Portocarrero, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: G Kell (4, off A Portocarrero).
SH: N Fox (12, off A Portocarrero).
HBP: S Lollar (9, by A Portocarrero).
TB: S Lollar 4; M Minoso 3; C Carrasquel 2; J Rivera.
GIDP: J Busby (10).
RBI: C Carrasquel (37); G Kell (61); S Lollar (48).
2-out RBI: S Lollar; C Carrasquel.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. N Fox-W Dropo-C Carrasquel.
E: N Fox (17); C Carrasquel (15).

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Arnie Portocarrero, W (4-6) 9 6 3 1 4 2 1 4.71 40 65 0.163 1.19 1.6
Team Totals 9 6 3 1 4 2 1 1.00 40 65 0.163 1.19 1.6

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Harry Byrd, L (6-7) 6.2 6 4 4 0 4 1 4.51 26 50 -0.293 1.20 -0.7
Jack Harshman 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.51 6 1 0 -0.063 1.03 -0.3
Morrie Martin 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.82 5 0 0 0.018 0.30 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 0 5 1 5.00 37 50 1 0 -0.338 1.05 -0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: A Portocarrero (4; S Lollar).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - Nestor Chylak, 2B - Charlie Berry, 3B - Bill McKinley.
Time of Game: 2:29.
Attendance: 15,224.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Athletics         Chicago White Sox
1 Vic Power 1B 1 Chico Carrasquel SS
2 Hector Lopez 3B 2 Nellie Fox 2B
3 Gus Zernial LF 3 Minnie Minoso LF
4 Harry Simpson CF 4 George Kell 3B
5 Bill Renna RF 5 Jim Rivera RF
6 Jim Finigan 2B 6 Walt Dropo 1B
7 Joe DeMaestri SS 7 Jim Busby CF
8 Billy Shantz C 8 Sherm Lollar C
9 Arnie Portocarrero P 9 Harry Byrd P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-2 1 1-- RR KCA V. Power H. Byrd 24% 47% Home Run; Shantz Scores
t7 2-3 2 -2- R KCA J. DeMaestri H. Byrd 21% 48% Triple to LF; Renna Scores
b6 2-2 2 --- R CHW S. Lollar A. Portocarrero -19% 30% Home Run
t7 3-3 2 --3 R KCA B. Shantz H. Byrd 18% 66% Single to CF; DeMaestri Scores
t8 4-3 1 1-- R KCA G. Zernial J. Harshman 15% 90% Triple to LF; Lopez Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Harry Byrd facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCA V. Power H. Byrd -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCA H. Lopez H. Byrd -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCA G. Zernial H. Byrd -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHW C. Carrasquel A. Portocarrero -4% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O CHW N. Fox A. Portocarrero 2% 43% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Carrasquel to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- CHW M. Minoso A. Portocarrero -5% 39% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Carrasquel to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 RO CHW G. Kell A. Portocarrero -1% 38% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Carrasquel Scores/unER
b1 1-0 2 1-- O CHW J. Rivera A. Portocarrero 2% 40% Flyball: 3B
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Harry Byrd facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- KCA H. Simpson H. Byrd 4% 44% Single to LF
t2 0-1 0 1-- O KCA B. Renna H. Byrd -4% 40% Flyball: 2B
t2 0-1 1 1-- O KCA J. Finigan H. Byrd -2% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B; Simpson to 2B
t2 0-1 2 -2- O KCA J. DeMaestri H. Byrd -3% 34% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O CHW W. Dropo A. Portocarrero 2% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- CHW J. Busby A. Portocarrero -2% 34% Walk
b2 1-0 1 1-- O CHW S. Lollar A. Portocarrero 2% 37% Foul Flyball: C
b2 1-0 2 1-- CHW H. Byrd A. Portocarrero -2% 34% Reached on E2 (Ground Ball); Busby to 3B
b2 1-0 2 1-3 R CHW C. Carrasquel A. Portocarrero -9% 26% Single to CF; Byrd to 2B; Busby Scores/unER
b2 2-0 2 12- O CHW N. Fox A. Portocarrero 3% 29% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Harry Byrd facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- O KCA B. Shantz H. Byrd -2% 26% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-2 1 --- KCA A. Portocarrero H. Byrd 3% 29% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t3 0-2 1 1-- OO KCA V. Power H. Byrd -6% 23% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B-SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 3-4-5
b3 2-0 0 --- O CHW M. Minoso A. Portocarrero 2% 25% Flyball: CF
b3 2-0 1 --- O CHW G. Kell A. Portocarrero 1% 26% Flyball: CF
b3 2-0 2 --- O CHW J. Rivera A. Portocarrero 1% 27% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Harry Byrd facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- O KCA H. Lopez H. Byrd -3% 24% Lineout: RF
t4 0-2 1 --- O KCA G. Zernial H. Byrd -2% 22% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 0-2 2 --- O KCA H. Simpson H. Byrd -1% 21% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 6-7-8
b4 2-0 0 --- CHW W. Dropo A. Portocarrero -2% 19% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b4 2-0 0 1-- OO CHW J. Busby A. Portocarrero 5% 24% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b4 2-0 2 --- O CHW S. Lollar A. Portocarrero 1% 25% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Harry Byrd facing 5-6-7
t5 0-2 0 --- O KCA B. Renna H. Byrd -3% 22% Strikeout
t5 0-2 1 --- O KCA J. Finigan H. Byrd -2% 20% Flyball: CF
t5 0-2 2 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri H. Byrd -1% 19% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 9-1-2
b5 2-0 0 --- O CHW H. Byrd A. Portocarrero 1% 20% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-0 1 --- CHW C. Carrasquel A. Portocarrero -2% 19% Single to CF
b5 2-0 1 1-- O CHW N. Fox A. Portocarrero 2% 20% Flyball: CF
b5 2-0 2 1-- CHW M. Minoso A. Portocarrero -1% 19% Walk; Carrasquel to 2B
b5 2-0 2 12- CHW G. Kell A. Portocarrero -2% 17% Walk; Carrasquel to 3B; Minoso to 2B
b5 2-0 2 123 O CHW J. Rivera A. Portocarrero 5% 22% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Harry Byrd facing 8-9-1
t6 0-2 0 --- KCA B. Shantz H. Byrd 5% 27% Single to CF
t6 0-2 0 1-- O KCA A. Portocarrero H. Byrd -5% 22% Strikeout
t6 0-2 1 1-- RR KCA V. Power H. Byrd 24% 47% Home Run; Shantz Scores
t6 2-2 1 --- O KCA H. Lopez H. Byrd -2% 44% Flyball: LF
t6 2-2 2 --- O KCA G. Zernial H. Byrd -2% 42% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 6-7-8
b6 2-2 0 --- O CHW W. Dropo A. Portocarrero 3% 46% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-2 1 --- O CHW J. Busby A. Portocarrero 2% 48% Flyball: SS
b6 2-2 2 --- R CHW S. Lollar A. Portocarrero -19% 30% Home Run
b6 3-2 2 --- O CHW H. Byrd A. Portocarrero 1% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-3, White Sox' Harry Byrd facing 4-5-6
t7 2-3 0 --- O KCA H. Simpson H. Byrd -4% 26% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-3 1 --- KCA B. Renna H. Byrd 8% 34% Double to CF
t7 2-3 1 -2- O KCA J. Finigan H. Byrd -7% 27% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-3 2 -2- R KCA J. DeMaestri H. Byrd 21% 48% Triple to LF; Renna Scores
t7 3-3 2 --3 R KCA B. Shantz H. Byrd 18% 66% Single to CF; DeMaestri Scores
Jack Harshman replaces Harry Byrd pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-3 2 1-- O KCA A. Portocarrero J. Harshman -3% 64% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-4, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 1-2-3
b7 3-4 0 --- O CHW C. Carrasquel A. Portocarrero 5% 69% Strikeout Looking
b7 3-4 1 --- O CHW N. Fox A. Portocarrero 4% 72% Flyball: RF
b7 3-4 2 --- CHW M. Minoso A. Portocarrero -5% 67% Double to LF
b7 3-4 2 -2- O CHW G. Kell A. Portocarrero 7% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, White Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-3, White Sox' Jack Harshman facing 1-2-3
t8 4-3 0 --- KCA V. Power J. Harshman 3% 78% Single to CF
t8 4-3 0 1-- O KCA H. Lopez J. Harshman -3% 75% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 4-3 1 1-- R KCA G. Zernial J. Harshman 15% 90% Triple to LF; Lopez Scores
Elmer Valo pinch runs for Gus Zernial (LF) batting 3rd
t8 5-3 1 --3 O KCA H. Simpson J. Harshman -4% 86% Flyball: SS
t8 5-3 2 --3 O KCA B. Renna J. Harshman -2% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 5-6-7
Elmer Valo moves from PR to LF
b8 3-5 0 --- CHW J. Rivera A. Portocarrero -8% 76% Single to RF
b8 3-5 0 1-- O CHW W. Dropo A. Portocarrero 7% 83% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b8 3-5 1 1-- O CHW J. Busby A. Portocarrero 6% 88% Lineout: LF
b8 3-5 2 1-- CHW S. Lollar A. Portocarrero -4% 84% Hit By Pitch; Rivera to 2B
Bob Kennedy pinch hits for Jack Harshman (P) batting 9th
Gil Coan pinch runs for Sherm Lollar (C) batting 8th
b8 3-5 2 12- O CHW B. Kennedy A. Portocarrero 8% 93% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, White Sox 3.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-3, White Sox' Morrie Martin facing 6-7-8
Morrie Martin replaces Gil Coan (PR) pitching and batting 8th
Les Moss replaces Bob Kennedy (PH) playing C batting 9th
t9 5-3 0 --- O KCA J. Finigan M. Martin -1% 92% Strikeout (C-1B)
t9 5-3 1 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri M. Martin -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-3 2 --- KCA B. Shantz M. Martin 0% 92% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t9 5-3 2 1-- KCA A. Portocarrero M. Martin 1% 92% Single to P; Shantz to 2B
t9 5-3 2 12- O KCA V. Power M. Martin -2% 91% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 1-2-3
b9 3-5 0 --- O CHW C. Carrasquel A. Portocarrero 5% 95% Flyball: LF
b9 3-5 1 --- O CHW N. Fox A. Portocarrero 3% 98% Flyball: 2B
b9 3-5 2 --- CHW M. Minoso A. Portocarrero -3% 95% Single to CF
b9 3-5 2 1-- O CHW G. Kell A. Portocarrero 5% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, White Sox 3.

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