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Scores
Standings
DET
@CHW
0
3
KCA
@CLE
1
2
 
(11)
BAL
@NYY
0
8
BOS
@WSH
8
0
STL
@CIN
5
7
CHC
@MLN
0
7
BRO
@PHI
2
3
NYG
@PIT
3
8
Friday, August 19, 1955,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 36,473, Time of Game: 2:23
Tigers
0
62-57
 Lost 2 
5th, 10½ GB
at White Sox
3
70-46
 Won 1 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Billy Pierce (10-8)
L: Steve Gromek (11-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  0
White Sox       0  0  0   2  0  1   0  0  X    3  9  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harvey Kuenn SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .321 .352 .432 .785 -0.123 1.14 0.000 -0.123 -1.2 1 0
Bill Tuttle CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .272 .349 .391 .740 -0.057 0.84 0.017 -0.075 -0.6 4 0
Al Kaline RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .349 .429 .572 1.000 -0.025 0.77 0.028 -0.053 -0.4 2 0
Earl Torgeson 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .282 .392 .390 .782 -0.017 1.09 0.065 -0.083 -0.1 10 0 SB
Ray Boone 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .297 .354 .489 .843 -0.116 1.14 0.000 -0.116 -1.1 1 2
Bubba Phillips LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .261 .323 .326 .649 0.033 0.78 0.073 -0.040 0.3 2 0 HBP
Frank House C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .266 .317 .444 .761 -0.031 1.36 0.067 -0.098 -0.3 4 0
Harry Malmberg 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .220 .306 .267 .573 -0.080 0.85 0.000 -0.080 -0.8 0 3
   Charlie Maxwell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270 .313 .500 .813 -0.033 1.29 0.000 -0.033 -0.4
Steve Gromek P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .167 .344 .188 .532 -0.070 1.30 0.000 -0.070 -0.6 0 2
   Jack Phillips PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .291 .354 .430 .784 0.054 0.89 0.054 0.000 0.6 2B
   Paul Foytack P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 0 6 0 1 6 35 .182 .229 .212 .441 -0.465 1.03 0.304 -0.771 -4.6 24 7
2B: J Phillips (5, off B Pierce).
HBP: B Phillips (2, by B Pierce).
TB: J Phillips 2; E Torgeson 2; B Tuttle; B Phillips; F House.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: E Torgeson (10, 2nd base off B Pierce/S Lollar).

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 0 0 0 0 0 4 .256 .341 .345 .686 -0.086 0.84 0.000 -0.086 -1.5 4 2
Nellie Fox 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .289 .351 .386 .737 -0.050 0.49 0.000 -0.050 -0.7 3 2
Minnie Minoso LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .272 .363 .399 .762 0.002 0.33 0.026 -0.024 -0.1 0 0 3B
Jim Rivera RF 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .273 .370 .416 .787 0.071 0.75 0.074 -0.003 0.8 5 0
Walt Dropo 1B 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 .293 .354 .479 .833 0.169 1.09 0.217 -0.048 2.1 5 0 HR
Bob Kennedy 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .264 .333 .368 .701 0.029 0.65 0.068 -0.039 1.6 1 1 2B
Jim Busby CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .241 .291 .351 .642 0.021 0.43 0.042 -0.021 -0.6 3 0
Sherm Lollar C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .263 .386 .422 .808 -0.053 0.69 0.001 -0.054 -0.9 6 0 IW
Billy Pierce P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .146 .196 .146 .342 -0.070 0.60 0.000 -0.070 -1.7 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 9 3 3 2 36 .273 .333 .455 .788 0.033 0.65 0.428 -0.395 -1.1 27 5
2B: B Kennedy (5, off S Gromek).
3B: M Minoso (6, off S Gromek).
HR: W Dropo (16, off S Gromek, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
IBB: S Lollar (10, by S Gromek).
TB: W Dropo 5; B Kennedy 3; M Minoso 3; J Rivera 2; J Busby 2.
RBI: W Dropo 2 (66); B Kennedy (22).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 8.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Gromek, L (11-8) 7 8 3 3 2 0 1 3.94 31 47 -0.041 0.73 0.6
Paul Foytack 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 5.59 5 0 0 0.007 0.18 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 3 3 3 2 1 3.38 36 47 0 0 -0.034 0.65 1.1

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Billy Pierce, W (10-8) 9 6 0 0 1 6 0 1.84 35 80 0.466 1.03 4.6
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 1 6 0 0.00 35 80 0.466 1.03 4.6
Balks: None.
WP: B Pierce (1).
HBP: B Pierce (2; B Phillips).
IBB: S Gromek (5; S Lollar).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Johnny Stevens, 1B - John Rice, 2B - Larry Napp, 3B - Bill Grieve.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: 36,473.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Chicago White Sox
1 Harvey Kuenn SS 1 Chico Carrasquel SS
2 Bill Tuttle CF 2 Nellie Fox 2B
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Minnie Minoso LF
4 Earl Torgeson 1B 4 Jim Rivera RF
5 Ray Boone 3B 5 Walt Dropo 1B
6 Bubba Phillips LF 6 Bob Kennedy 3B
7 Frank House C 7 Jim Busby CF
8 Harry Malmberg 2B 8 Sherm Lollar C
9 Steve Gromek P 9 Billy Pierce P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-0 0 1-- RR CHW W. Dropo S. Gromek 19% 79% Home Run; Rivera Scores
b6 2-0 0 12- R CHW B. Kennedy S. Gromek 6% 96% Double to LF; Rivera Scores; Dropo to 3B
t6 0-2 2 12- O DET E. Torgeson B. Pierce 6% 85% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
t8 0-3 0 --- DET J. Phillips B. Pierce -5% 88% Double to CF
t9 0-3 1 12- O DET F. House B. Pierce 5% 97% Flyball: SS

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn B. Pierce 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle B. Pierce 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O DET A. Kaline B. Pierce 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW C. Carrasquel S. Gromek -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW N. Fox S. Gromek -2% 51% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-0 2 --- CHW M. Minoso S. Gromek 3% 54% Triple to LF
b1 0-0 2 --3 CHW J. Rivera S. Gromek 1% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-3 O CHW W. Dropo S. Gromek -5% 50% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET E. Torgeson B. Pierce 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O DET R. Boone B. Pierce 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O DET B. Phillips B. Pierce 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHW B. Kennedy S. Gromek -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 1 --- CHW J. Busby S. Gromek 3% 55% Single to P/Bunt
b2 0-0 1 1-- O CHW S. Lollar S. Gromek -3% 52% Foul Flyball: 1B
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CHW B. Pierce S. Gromek -2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- DET F. House B. Pierce -4% 46% Single to RF
t3 0-0 0 1-- DET H. Malmberg B. Pierce -3% 43% Wild Pitch; House to 2B
t3 0-0 0 -2- O DET H. Malmberg B. Pierce 5% 48% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 -2- O DET S. Gromek B. Pierce 4% 52% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 -2- O DET H. Kuenn B. Pierce 4% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O CHW C. Carrasquel S. Gromek -3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 0-0 1 --- O CHW N. Fox S. Gromek -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O CHW M. Minoso S. Gromek -1% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle B. Pierce 3% 53% Strikeout
t4 0-0 1 --- O DET A. Kaline B. Pierce 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- DET E. Torgeson B. Pierce -2% 53% Single to CF
t4 0-0 2 1-- DET R. Boone B. Pierce -1% 52% Torgeson Steals 2B
t4 0-0 2 -2- O DET R. Boone B. Pierce 4% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- CHW J. Rivera S. Gromek 4% 60% Single to RF
b4 0-0 0 1-- RR CHW W. Dropo S. Gromek 19% 79% Home Run; Rivera Scores
b4 2-0 0 --- O CHW B. Kennedy S. Gromek -2% 77% Flyball: CF
b4 2-0 1 --- CHW J. Busby S. Gromek 2% 79% Single to LF
b4 2-0 1 1-- O CHW S. Lollar S. Gromek -2% 77% Flyball: CF
b4 2-0 2 1-- O CHW B. Pierce S. Gromek -2% 75% Foul Flyball: 1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- O DET B. Phillips B. Pierce 3% 78% Flyball: 2B
t5 0-2 1 --- O DET F. House B. Pierce 2% 80% Flyball: SS
t5 0-2 2 --- O DET H. Malmberg B. Pierce 1% 81% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
b5 2-0 0 --- O CHW C. Carrasquel S. Gromek -1% 80% Lineout: SS
b5 2-0 1 --- O CHW N. Fox S. Gromek -1% 79% Groundout: P-1B
b5 2-0 2 --- O CHW M. Minoso S. Gromek -1% 78% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 9-1-2
t6 0-2 0 --- O DET S. Gromek B. Pierce 3% 81% Flyball: 2B
t6 0-2 1 --- O DET H. Kuenn B. Pierce 2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-2 2 --- DET B. Tuttle B. Pierce -2% 82% Single to CF (Short CF)
t6 0-2 2 1-- DET A. Kaline B. Pierce -3% 79% Walk; Tuttle to 2B
t6 0-2 2 12- O DET E. Torgeson B. Pierce 6% 85% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 4-5-6
b6 2-0 0 --- CHW J. Rivera S. Gromek 2% 87% Single to RF
b6 2-0 0 1-- CHW W. Dropo S. Gromek 3% 89% Single to LF; Rivera to 2B
b6 2-0 0 12- R CHW B. Kennedy S. Gromek 6% 96% Double to LF; Rivera Scores; Dropo to 3B
b6 3-0 0 -23 O CHW J. Busby S. Gromek -2% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 3-0 1 -23 CHW S. Lollar S. Gromek 0% 94% Intentional Walk
b6 3-0 1 123 O CHW B. Pierce S. Gromek -2% 92% Groundout: P-C/Forceout at Hm; Kennedy to 3B; Lollar to 2B; Pierce to 1B
b6 3-0 2 123 O CHW C. Carrasquel S. Gromek -2% 90% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 5-6-7
t7 0-3 0 --- O DET R. Boone B. Pierce 2% 92% Flyball: RF
t7 0-3 1 --- DET B. Phillips B. Pierce -3% 89% Hit By Pitch
t7 0-3 1 1-- O DET F. House B. Pierce 3% 92% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t7 0-3 2 1-- O DET H. Malmberg B. Pierce 2% 94% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 2-3-4
b7 3-0 0 --- O CHW N. Fox S. Gromek -1% 94% Flyball: RF
b7 3-0 1 --- O CHW M. Minoso S. Gromek -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 3-0 2 --- O CHW J. Rivera S. Gromek -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 9-1-2
Jack Phillips pinch hits for Steve Gromek (P) batting 9th
t8 0-3 0 --- DET J. Phillips B. Pierce -5% 88% Double to CF
t8 0-3 0 -2- O DET H. Kuenn B. Pierce 4% 92% Flyball: CF
t8 0-3 1 -2- O DET B. Tuttle B. Pierce 3% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B; Phillips to 3B
t8 0-3 2 --3 O DET A. Kaline B. Pierce 2% 97% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Paul Foytack facing 5-6-7
Paul Foytack replaces Jack Phillips (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-0 0 --- CHW W. Dropo P. Foytack 0% 98% Walk
b8 3-0 0 1-- CHW B. Kennedy P. Foytack 1% 98% Single to LF; Dropo to 2B
b8 3-0 0 12- O CHW J. Busby P. Foytack -1% 98% Strikeout
b8 3-0 1 12- O CHW S. Lollar P. Foytack -1% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 3-0 2 12- O CHW B. Pierce P. Foytack -1% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 3.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 4-5-6
t9 0-3 0 --- DET E. Torgeson B. Pierce -4% 93% Single to RF
t9 0-3 0 1-- O DET R. Boone B. Pierce 4% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Boone to 1B
t9 0-3 1 1-- DET B. Phillips B. Pierce -5% 92% Single to CF; Boone to 2B
t9 0-3 1 12- O DET F. House B. Pierce 5% 97% Flyball: SS
Charlie Maxwell pinch hits for Harry Malmberg (2B) batting 8th
t9 0-3 2 12- O DET C. Maxwell B. Pierce 3% 100% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, White Sox 3.

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