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Standings
CLE
@CHW
2
1
KCA
@DET
6
7
BAL
@NYY
5
4
BOS
@WSH
2
1
MLN
@CIN
6
2
CHC
@LAD
3
0
 
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CHC
@LAD
5
3
PIT
@PHI
1
2
STL
@SFG
1
0
Sunday, September 6, 1959,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 34,269, Time of Game: 2:30
Indians
2
78-56
 Won 2 
2nd, 4½ GB
at White Sox
1
83-52
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Mudcat Grant (9-6)
L: Dick Donovan (9-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  9  0
White Sox       0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  8  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Piersall CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .230 .292 .321 .614 -0.175 1.52 0.055 -0.230 -1.8 5 0 2B
Minnie Minoso LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .295 .375 .459 .833 -0.170 1.64 0.000 -0.170 -1.0 1 0
Tito Francona 1B 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .385 .420 .606 1.026 0.168 1.34 0.178 -0.010 0.7 9 1
Rocky Colavito RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .265 .345 .537 .882 -0.233 2.44 0.000 -0.233 -1.3 2 0
Woodie Held SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .255 .317 .470 .787 0.022 1.81 0.110 -0.088 -0.2 3 2
Vic Power 2B 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .296 .338 .429 .767 0.466 2.24 0.537 -0.071 0.7 4 2 2B
George Strickland 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .240 .307 .308 .615 -0.010 0.74 0.041 -0.050 0.0 0 1
Dick Brown C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .219 .289 .391 .679 -0.052 1.10 0.000 -0.052 -0.5 3 0
   Elmer Valo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .407 .263 .671 -0.054 2.15 0.000 -0.054 -0.2
   Ed Fitz Gerald C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .303 .319 .622 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mudcat Grant P 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .196 .212 .255 .466 0.118 1.45 0.156 -0.038 1.1 0 4
Team Totals 34 2 9 2 0 4 34 .265 .265 .324 .588 0.080 1.64 1.077 -0.996 -2.3 27 10
2B: J Piersall (12, off D Donovan); V Power (30, off D Donovan).
TB: T Francona 3; J Piersall 2; V Power 2; M Grant 2; W Held; G Strickland.
RBI: V Power 2 (55).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Francona-W Held-T Francona.

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Luis Aparicio SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .263 .325 .338 .663 -0.028 1.84 0.143 -0.171 0.3 4 5 2B,SB
Nellie Fox 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .308 .383 .396 .779 -0.027 1.55 0.123 -0.150 0.3 2 1
Jim Landis CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .272 .375 .374 .749 0.063 1.27 0.110 -0.047 0.7 6 1
Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .283 .317 .396 .714 -0.199 1.32 0.000 -0.199 -2.3 6 0 GDP
   Earl Torgeson 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .363 .365 .727 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Sherm Lollar C 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .272 .352 .461 .813 -0.042 1.11 0.043 -0.086 -0.3 5 0
Billy Goodman 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .248 .309 .304 .613 -0.099 1.25 0.000 -0.099 -0.9 0 1
   Sammy Esposito 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .163 .276 .245 .521 -0.016 0.68 0.000 -0.016 -0.3 1 1
Al Smith LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .231 .311 .388 .700 -0.072 0.71 0.000 -0.072 -0.8 1 0
Jim McAnany RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .279 .338 .347 .686 0.005 0.54 0.024 -0.019 0.1 1 1
   Jim Rivera PR-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .212 .269 .341 .610 -0.086 3.42 0.000 -0.086 -0.2 0 0
Dick Donovan P 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .143 .213 .268 .481 -0.014 0.71 0.021 -0.035 -0.1 0 2
   John Romano PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .300 .403 .500 .903 0.096 2.57 0.096 0.000 0.3
   Bubba Phillips PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .322 .379 .701 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 34 1 8 1 4 2 38 .235 .316 .265 .580 -0.419 1.30 0.560 -0.980 -3.3 27 12
2B: L Aparicio (16, off M Grant).
TB: L Aparicio 3; N Fox 2; J Landis 2; S Lollar; J McAnany.
GIDP: T Kluszewski (6).
RBI: J Landis (55).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. J McAnany-S Lollar.
Outfield Assists: J McAnany (G Strickland at home plate); J Landis (V Power at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: L Aparicio (49, 2nd base off M Grant/D Brown).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mudcat Grant, W (9-6) 9 8 1 1 4 2 0 4.16 38 65 0.420 1.30 3.3
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 4 2 0 1.00 38 65 0.420 1.30 3.3

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Donovan, L (9-7) 9 9 2 2 0 4 0 3.46 34 65 -0.080 1.64 2.3
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 0 4 0 2.00 34 65 -0.080 1.64 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eddie Hurley, 1B - Johnny Stevens, 2B - Frank Umont, 3B - Charlie Berry.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: 34,269.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Chicago White Sox
1 Jim Piersall CF 1 Luis Aparicio SS
2 Minnie Minoso LF 2 Nellie Fox 2B
3 Tito Francona 1B 3 Jim Landis CF
4 Rocky Colavito RF 4 Ted Kluszewski 1B
5 Woodie Held SS 5 Sherm Lollar C
6 Vic Power 2B 6 Billy Goodman 3B
7 George Strickland 3B 7 Al Smith LF
8 Dick Brown C 8 Jim McAnany RF
9 Mudcat Grant P 9 Dick Donovan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 0-1 1 12- RRO CLE V. Power D. Donovan 54% 81% Double to CF; Francona Scores; Held Scores; Power out at 3B/CF-SS-3B
t3 0-0 1 -23 OO CLE J. Piersall D. Donovan -15% 45% Double Play: Flyball: RF; Strickland out at Hm/RF-C
t9 0-1 0 --- CLE T. Francona D. Donovan 12% 27% Single to CF
t9 0-1 1 1-- CLE W. Held D. Donovan 11% 28% Single to LF; Francona to 2B
b9 1-2 1 1-- O CHW L. Aparicio M. Grant 11% 90% Flyball: 2B

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' Dick Donovan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Piersall D. Donovan -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE M. Minoso D. Donovan -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE T. Francona D. Donovan -1% 45% Groundout: SS-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' Mudcat Grant facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHW L. Aparicio M. Grant -6% 39% Double to LF
b1 0-0 0 -2- O CHW N. Fox M. Grant 4% 43% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 -2- CHW J. Landis M. Grant -5% 39% Single to P; Aparicio to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 O CHW T. Kluszewski M. Grant 7% 45% Flyball: 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 O CHW S. Lollar M. Grant 5% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE R. Colavito D. Donovan -2% 48% Lineout: SS
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE W. Held D. Donovan -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O CLE V. Power D. Donovan -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHW B. Goodman M. Grant 2% 47% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHW A. Smith M. Grant 2% 49% Flyball: SS
b2 0-0 2 --- CHW J. McAnany M. Grant -1% 48% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- CHW D. Donovan M. Grant -2% 46% Walk; McAnany to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- O CHW L. Aparicio M. Grant 4% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- CLE G. Strickland D. Donovan 4% 54% Single to CF
t3 0-0 0 1-- O CLE D. Brown D. Donovan -4% 50% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 1-- CLE M. Grant D. Donovan 10% 60% Single to RF; Strickland to 3B; Grant to 2B/Adv on throw
t3 0-0 1 -23 OO CLE J. Piersall D. Donovan -15% 45% Double Play: Flyball: RF; Strickland out at Hm/RF-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 2-3-4
b3 0-0 0 --- CHW N. Fox M. Grant -4% 41% Single to RF
b3 0-0 0 1-- O CHW J. Landis M. Grant 4% 44% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-0 1 1-- O CHW T. Kluszewski M. Grant 3% 47% Foul Flyball: C
b3 0-0 2 1-- CHW S. Lollar M. Grant -3% 44% Single to CF; Landis to 3B
b3 0-0 2 1-3 O CHW B. Goodman M. Grant 6% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O CLE M. Minoso D. Donovan -3% 47% Lineout: SS
t4 0-0 1 --- CLE T. Francona D. Donovan 3% 50% Single to RF
t4 0-0 1 1-- O CLE R. Colavito D. Donovan -3% 47% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 1-- O CLE W. Held D. Donovan -3% 44% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 7-8-9
b4 0-0 0 --- O CHW A. Smith M. Grant 3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- O CHW J. McAnany M. Grant 2% 49% Flyball: 2B
b4 0-0 2 --- O CHW D. Donovan M. Grant 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- O CLE V. Power D. Donovan -3% 47% Strikeout
t5 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Strickland D. Donovan -2% 45% Flyball: CF
t5 0-0 2 --- O CLE D. Brown D. Donovan -1% 43% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 1-2-3
b5 0-0 0 --- CHW L. Aparicio M. Grant -5% 39% Single to LF
b5 0-0 0 1-- CHW N. Fox M. Grant -4% 35% Aparicio Steals 2B
b5 0-0 0 -2- CHW N. Fox M. Grant -8% 27% Single to CF; Aparicio to 3B
b5 0-0 0 1-3 R CHW J. Landis M. Grant -6% 21% Single to P; Aparicio Scores; Fox to 2B
b5 1-0 0 12- OO CHW T. Kluszewski M. Grant 9% 30% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B; Fox to 3B
b5 1-0 2 --3 O CHW S. Lollar M. Grant 4% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 9-1-2
t6 0-1 0 --- CLE M. Grant D. Donovan 6% 39% Single to CF
t6 0-1 0 1-- O CLE J. Piersall D. Donovan -6% 34% Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 0-1 1 1-- O CLE M. Minoso D. Donovan -5% 29% Flyball: LF
t6 0-1 2 1-- CLE T. Francona D. Donovan 3% 32% Single to LF; Piersall to 2B
t6 0-1 2 12- O CLE R. Colavito D. Donovan -7% 25% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 6-7-8
b6 1-0 0 --- O CHW B. Goodman M. Grant 2% 27% Flyball: LF
b6 1-0 1 --- O CHW A. Smith M. Grant 1% 29% Groundout: P-1B
b6 1-0 2 --- CHW J. McAnany M. Grant -1% 28% Single to CF
Jim Rivera pinch runs for Jim McAnany (RF) batting 8th
b6 1-0 2 1-- O CHW D. Donovan M. Grant 2% 30% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 5-6-7
Sammy Esposito replaces Billy Goodman playing 3B batting 6th
Jim Rivera moves from PR to RF
t7 0-1 0 --- O CLE W. Held D. Donovan -4% 26% Strikeout
t7 0-1 1 --- O CLE V. Power D. Donovan -3% 23% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-1 2 --- O CLE G. Strickland D. Donovan -2% 21% Groundout: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 1-2-3
b7 1-0 0 --- O CHW L. Aparicio M. Grant 2% 22% Flyball: CF
b7 1-0 1 --- O CHW N. Fox M. Grant 1% 24% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 1-0 2 --- O CHW J. Landis M. Grant 1% 25% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 8-9-1
Elmer Valo pinch hits for Dick Brown (C) batting 8th
t8 0-1 0 --- O CLE E. Valo D. Donovan -5% 19% Flyball: 1B
t8 0-1 1 --- O CLE M. Grant D. Donovan -4% 15% Foul Flyball: 2B
t8 0-1 2 --- CLE J. Piersall D. Donovan 6% 21% Double to CF
t8 0-1 2 -2- O CLE M. Minoso D. Donovan -8% 13% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 4-5-6
Ed Fitz Gerald replaces Elmer Valo (PH) playing C batting 8th
b8 1-0 0 --- O CHW T. Kluszewski M. Grant 1% 14% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 1-0 1 --- CHW S. Lollar M. Grant -1% 13% Walk
b8 1-0 1 1-- O CHW S. Esposito M. Grant 2% 14% Flyball: RF
b8 1-0 2 1-- O CHW A. Smith M. Grant 1% 16% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 3-4-5
Earl Torgeson replaces Ted Kluszewski playing 1B batting 4th
t9 0-1 0 --- CLE T. Francona D. Donovan 12% 27% Single to CF
t9 0-1 0 1-- O CLE R. Colavito D. Donovan -11% 17% Flyball: SS
t9 0-1 1 1-- CLE W. Held D. Donovan 11% 28% Single to LF; Francona to 2B
t9 0-1 1 12- RRO CLE V. Power D. Donovan 54% 81% Double to CF; Francona Scores; Held Scores; Power out at 3B/CF-SS-3B
t9 2-1 2 --- O CLE G. Strickland D. Donovan -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 8-9-1
b9 1-2 0 --- O CHW J. Rivera M. Grant 9% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
John Romano pinch hits for Dick Donovan (P) batting 9th
b9 1-2 1 --- CHW J. Romano M. Grant -10% 80% Walk
Bubba Phillips pinch runs for John Romano (PH) batting 9th
b9 1-2 1 1-- O CHW L. Aparicio M. Grant 11% 90% Flyball: 2B
b9 1-2 2 1-- O CHW N. Fox M. Grant 10% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 1.

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