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@CHW
5
1
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1
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5
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2
Saturday, September 1, 1956,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 17,749, Time of Game: 2:20
Indians
5
74-53
 Won 1 
2nd, 7½ GB
at White Sox
1
70-57
 Lost 1 
3rd, 11½ GB
W: Bob Lemon (18-11)
L: Gerry Staley (5-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   2  0  0   2  0  1    5 11  1
White Sox       0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  9  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Smith CF-LF 4 2 2 0 0 1 5 .271 .367 .434 .801 0.036 0.85 0.094 -0.058 0.9 2 1 3B,HBP
Bobby Avila 2B 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .235 .345 .323 .668 0.050 1.01 0.131 -0.080 0.7 2 4
Vic Wertz 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 5 .264 .366 .482 .848 0.016 0.72 0.045 -0.029 0.0 15 1 SF
Rocky Colavito RF 4 0 0 1 0 0 5 .278 .375 .555 .930 -0.069 0.89 0.023 -0.092 -1.0 3 0 SF
Dave Pope LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .265 .278 .324 .601 -0.004 0.99 0.046 -0.050 -0.1 1 0
   Jim Busby PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .240 .302 .367 .669 -0.005 0.20 0.000 -0.005 -0.1 0 0
Al Rosen 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .274 .366 .437 .803 0.032 0.94 0.064 -0.032 0.2 0 2
Chico Carrasquel SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .254 .335 .341 .676 0.069 1.13 0.121 -0.052 0.3 2 6
Jim Hegan C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .224 .326 .351 .677 0.078 0.96 0.121 -0.043 0.6 2 0
Bob Lemon P 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .207 .270 .354 .623 -0.107 1.11 0.000 -0.107 -1.2 0 3
Team Totals 36 5 11 5 1 2 40 .306 .325 .361 .686 0.096 0.93 0.645 -0.548 0.2 27 17
3B: A Smith (5, off E Kinder).
SF: R Colavito (3, off P LaPalme); V Wertz (5, off E Kinder).
HBP: A Smith (8, by G Staley).
TB: A Smith 4; A Rosen 2; J Hegan 2; V Wertz 2; D Pope; B Avila; C Carrasquel.
RBI: C Carrasquel (46); B Avila (46); J Hegan (29); R Colavito (51); V Wertz (87).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Carrasquel-V Wertz.
E: B Avila (15).
Outfield Assists: A Smith (L Aparicio at 2nd base).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Rivera RF 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .262 .338 .398 .736 0.072 0.70 0.095 -0.022 0.6 2 0 3B
Nellie Fox 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .308 .357 .387 .744 -0.014 1.29 0.075 -0.089 -0.1 1 2
Larry Doby CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .253 .379 .429 .808 -0.193 1.45 0.012 -0.206 -1.7 4 0
Minnie Minoso LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .302 .417 .468 .884 0.015 0.90 0.079 -0.064 -0.0 3 0 2B
Sherm Lollar C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .290 .377 .433 .810 -0.070 0.88 0.000 -0.070 -0.7 2 0
Walt Dropo 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .254 .332 .346 .678 -0.118 0.92 0.004 -0.122 -0.9 13 0
   Bubba Phillips PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .324 .448 .772 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Fred Hatfield 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .276 .369 .389 .758 -0.029 0.79 0.039 -0.068 0.1 1 3 2·2B
Luis Aparicio SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .261 .298 .328 .626 0.009 0.90 0.076 -0.066 -0.3 1 4
Gerry Staley P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .125 .160 .125 .285 -0.046 0.90 0.000 -0.046 -0.4 0 1
   Paul LaPalme P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ron Northey PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .306 .383 .528 .911 -0.029 1.10 0.000 -0.029 -0.2
   Ellis Kinder P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 1 9 1 1 1 35 .265 .286 .412 .697 -0.403 0.98 0.380 -0.782 -3.8 27 10
2B: F Hatfield 2 (9, 2 off B Lemon); M Minoso (24, off B Lemon).
3B: J Rivera (5, off B Lemon).
TB: J Rivera 5; F Hatfield 4; M Minoso 2; L Aparicio; N Fox; L Doby.
RBI: L Aparicio (45).
2-out RBI: L Aparicio.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 8.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Lemon, W (18-11) 9 9 1 1 1 1 0 2.95 35 65 0.403 0.98 3.8
Team Totals 9 9 1 1 1 1 0 1.00 35 65 0.403 0.98 3.8

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gerry Staley, L (5-2) 6 10 4 4 0 2 0 3.89 29 38 -0.085 1.16 -0.5
Paul LaPalme 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.60 6 1 1 0.004 0.45 0.7
Ellis Kinder 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 3.10 5 0 0 -0.016 0.19 -0.5
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 1 2 0 5.00 40 38 1 1 -0.097 0.93 -0.2
G Staley faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: G Staley (5; A Smith).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Runge, 1B - Eddie Rommel, 2B - Johnny Stevens, 3B - Frank Tabacchi.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: 17,749.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Chicago White Sox
1 Al Smith CF 1 Jim Rivera RF
2 Bobby Avila 2B 2 Nellie Fox 2B
3 Vic Wertz 1B 3 Larry Doby CF
4 Rocky Colavito RF 4 Minnie Minoso LF
5 Dave Pope LF 5 Sherm Lollar C
6 Al Rosen 3B 6 Walt Dropo 1B
7 Chico Carrasquel SS 7 Fred Hatfield 3B
8 Jim Hegan C 8 Luis Aparicio SS
9 Bob Lemon P 9 Gerry Staley P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-4 1 1-3 OO CHW L. Doby B. Lemon 13% 96% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
t7 2-1 0 1-- R CLE B. Avila G. Staley 13% 86% Single to RF; Smith Scores; Avila to 2B/Adv on throw
t4 0-1 1 -2- R CLE C. Carrasquel G. Staley 12% 52% Single to LF; Pope Scores; Carrasquel to 2B/Adv on throw
t4 1-1 1 -2- R CLE J. Hegan G. Staley 10% 62% Single to CF; Carrasquel Scores
b4 1-2 0 --- CHW M. Minoso B. Lemon -8% 49% Double to LF

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' Gerry Staley facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Smith G. Staley -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE B. Avila G. Staley -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- CLE V. Wertz G. Staley 1% 47% Single to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CLE R. Colavito G. Staley -2% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 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 J. Rivera B. Lemon 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW N. Fox B. Lemon 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- CHW L. Doby B. Lemon -1% 48% Single to RF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CHW M. Minoso B. Lemon 2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Gerry Staley facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE D. Pope G. Staley -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- CLE A. Rosen G. Staley 3% 50% Single to CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O CLE C. Carrasquel G. Staley -3% 47% Flyball: 1B
t2 0-0 2 1-- CLE J. Hegan G. Staley 2% 49% Single to LF; Rosen to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- O CLE B. Lemon G. Staley -4% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
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 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHW S. Lollar B. Lemon 2% 47% Lineout: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHW W. Dropo B. Lemon 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- CHW F. Hatfield B. Lemon -2% 47% Double to RF
b2 0-0 2 -2- RO CHW L. Aparicio B. Lemon -8% 39% Single to CF; Hatfield Scores; Aparicio out at 2B/CF-1B-2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Gerry Staley facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- CLE A. Smith G. Staley 4% 43% Single to LF
t3 0-1 0 1-- O CLE B. Avila G. Staley -4% 39% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 1 1-- O CLE V. Wertz G. Staley -2% 37% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Smith to 2B
t3 0-1 2 -2- O CLE R. Colavito G. Staley -4% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O CHW G. Staley B. Lemon 2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- CHW J. Rivera B. Lemon -2% 33% Single to CF
b3 1-0 1 1-- O CHW N. Fox B. Lemon 2% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B; Rivera to 2B
b3 1-0 2 -2- O CHW L. Doby B. Lemon 3% 38% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Gerry Staley facing 5-6-7
t4 0-1 0 --- CLE D. Pope G. Staley 5% 43% Single to RF
t4 0-1 0 1-- O CLE A. Rosen G. Staley -2% 40% Groundout: SS-1B; Pope to 2B
t4 0-1 1 -2- R CLE C. Carrasquel G. Staley 12% 52% Single to LF; Pope Scores; Carrasquel to 2B/Adv on throw
t4 1-1 1 -2- R CLE J. Hegan G. Staley 10% 62% Single to CF; Carrasquel Scores
t4 2-1 1 1-- O CLE B. Lemon G. Staley -2% 60% Groundout: P-1B; Hegan to 2B
t4 2-1 2 -2- O CLE A. Smith G. Staley -3% 57% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 4-5-6
b4 1-2 0 --- CHW M. Minoso B. Lemon -8% 49% Double to LF
b4 1-2 0 -2- O CHW S. Lollar B. Lemon 2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B; Minoso to 3B
b4 1-2 1 --3 O CHW W. Dropo B. Lemon 8% 59% Foul Flyball: SS
b4 1-2 2 --3 O CHW F. Hatfield B. Lemon 5% 64% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Minoso out at Hm/2B-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Gerry Staley facing 2-3-4
t5 2-1 0 --- O CLE B. Avila G. Staley -2% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-1 1 --- CLE V. Wertz G. Staley 3% 64% Single to RF
t5 2-1 1 1-- O CLE R. Colavito G. Staley -3% 61% Flyball: LF
t5 2-1 2 1-- O CLE D. Pope G. Staley -3% 58% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 8-9-1
b5 1-2 0 --- O CHW L. Aparicio B. Lemon 3% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-2 1 --- O CHW G. Staley B. Lemon 2% 64% Groundout: P-1B
b5 1-2 2 --- CHW J. Rivera B. Lemon -4% 60% Triple to LF
b5 1-2 2 --3 O CHW N. Fox B. Lemon 6% 66% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Gerry Staley facing 6-7-8
t6 2-1 0 --- CLE A. Rosen G. Staley 4% 69% Single to LF
t6 2-1 0 1-- O CLE C. Carrasquel G. Staley -2% 68% Groundout: SS-1B; Rosen to 2B
t6 2-1 1 -2- O CLE J. Hegan G. Staley -4% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-1 2 -2- O CLE B. Lemon G. Staley -4% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 3-4-5
b6 1-2 0 --- O CHW L. Doby B. Lemon 4% 64% Strikeout
b6 1-2 1 --- O CHW M. Minoso B. Lemon 3% 67% Flyball: RF
b6 1-2 2 --- O CHW S. Lollar B. Lemon 2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Gerry Staley facing 1-2-3
t7 2-1 0 --- CLE A. Smith G. Staley 4% 73% Hit By Pitch
t7 2-1 0 1-- R CLE B. Avila G. Staley 13% 86% Single to RF; Smith Scores; Avila to 2B/Adv on throw
Paul LaPalme replaces Gerry Staley pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-1 0 -2- O CLE V. Wertz P. LaPalme -1% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Avila to 3B
t7 3-1 1 --3 RO CLE R. Colavito P. LaPalme 2% 87% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Avila Scores
Jim Busby pinch hits for Dave Pope (LF) batting 5th
t7 4-1 2 --- O CLE J. Busby P. LaPalme -1% 87% Foul Flyball: 3B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 6-7-8
Al Smith moves from CF to LF
Jim Busby moves from PH to CF
b7 1-4 0 --- O CHW W. Dropo B. Lemon 3% 90% Lineout: LF
b7 1-4 1 --- O CHW F. Hatfield B. Lemon 2% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-4 2 --- O CHW L. Aparicio B. Lemon 1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, White Sox 1.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, White Sox' Paul LaPalme facing 6-7-8
t8 4-1 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen P. LaPalme -1% 92% Flyball: LF
t8 4-1 1 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel P. LaPalme -1% 91% Flyball: SS
t8 4-1 2 --- O CLE J. Hegan P. LaPalme -0% 91% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 9-1-2
Ron Northey pinch hits for Paul LaPalme (P) batting 9th
b8 1-4 0 --- O CHW R. Northey B. Lemon 3% 94% Flyball: 2B
b8 1-4 1 --- CHW J. Rivera B. Lemon -3% 91% Single to RF
b8 1-4 1 1-- CHW N. Fox B. Lemon -7% 83% Single to RF; Rivera to 3B
b8 1-4 1 1-3 OO CHW L. Doby B. Lemon 13% 96% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, White Sox 1.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, White Sox' Ellis Kinder facing 9-1-2
Ellis Kinder replaces Ron Northey (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-1 0 --- O CLE B. Lemon E. Kinder -0% 96% Flyball: RF
t9 4-1 1 --- CLE A. Smith E. Kinder 1% 97% Triple to RF
t9 4-1 1 --3 CLE B. Avila E. Kinder 0% 98% Walk
t9 4-1 1 1-3 RO CLE V. Wertz E. Kinder 1% 98% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Smith Scores
t9 5-1 2 1-- O CLE R. Colavito E. Kinder -0% 98% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 4-5-6
b9 1-5 0 --- O CHW M. Minoso B. Lemon 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b9 1-5 1 --- O CHW S. Lollar B. Lemon 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 1-5 2 --- CHW W. Dropo B. Lemon -0% 99% Walk
Bubba Phillips pinch runs for Walt Dropo (1B) batting 6th
b9 1-5 2 1-- CHW F. Hatfield B. Lemon -2% 98% Double to LF; Phillips to 3B
b9 1-5 2 -23 O CHW L. Aparicio B. Lemon 2% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 5, White Sox 1.

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