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BRO
@BSN
6
3
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8
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@PIT
6
7
Friday, May 23, 1930,
, League Park II
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 1:54
Browns
5
14-18
 Won 4 
5th, 9 GB
at Indians
4
17-15
 Lost 3 
3rd, 6 GB
W: Lefty Stewart (6-3)
L: Pete Appleton (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Browns          1  0  0   2  0  0   0  2  0    5  9  1
Indians         1  0  2   0  1  0   0  0  0    4  9  1

St.Louis Browns

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lu Blue 1B 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .243 .387 .296 .683 -0.139 1.55 0.053 -0.192 -1.0 9 1 2B
Frank O'Rourke 3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .241 .333 .287 .621 -0.101 1.07 0.062 -0.163 -0.7 1 2 CS
Heinie Manush LF 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .297 .308 .483 .791 0.185 1.34 0.240 -0.055 0.7 1 0 3B
Red Kress SS 4 2 1 1 0 0 4 .272 .336 .416 .752 0.170 1.22 0.197 -0.028 1.3 4 1
Fred Schulte CF 4 0 2 2 0 1 4 .245 .330 .363 .693 0.051 1.69 0.116 -0.065 0.2 3 0
Ski Melillo 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .165 .244 .243 .488 -0.015 1.38 0.032 -0.047 -0.2 5 3
Ted Gullic RF 2 0 1 1 1 0 4 .226 .330 .321 .651 0.125 1.34 0.144 -0.019 0.8 1 0 SF
Rick Ferrell C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .245 .315 .265 .580 0.039 1.48 0.116 -0.077 0.1 2 0 2B,IW
Lefty Stewart P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .190 .320 .190 .510 -0.211 1.65 0.000 -0.211 -1.9 1 2
Team Totals 34 5 9 5 3 3 38 .265 .324 .382 .707 0.104 1.40 0.960 -0.857 -0.7 27 9
2B: L Blue (2, off M Harder); R Ferrell (1, off P Appleton).
3B: H Manush (3, off P Appleton).
SF: T Gullic (0, off W Ferrell).
IBB: R Ferrell (1, by P Appleton).
TB: H Manush 4; R Ferrell 2; F Schulte 2; L Blue 2; T Gullic; F O'Rourke; R Kress.
RBI: F Schulte 2 (19); R Kress (25); T Gullic (10); F O'Rourke (7).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
E: R Kress (10).
Baserunning
CS: F O'Rourke (5, 2nd base by M Harder/L Sewell).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ed Morgan RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 .287 .343 .574 .918 -0.049 1.97 0.100 -0.149 -0.0 3 0 2B,SH
Joe Sewell 3B 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .292 .363 .361 .724 -0.052 1.75 0.124 -0.176 0.7 0 1
Earl Averill CF 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .257 .297 .357 .654 -0.168 1.98 0.102 -0.270 -0.5 5 0 2B
Lew Fonseca 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .326 .363 .442 .804 -0.055 1.06 0.037 -0.093 -0.8 6 0
Johnny Hodapp 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .354 .404 .492 .897 0.166 1.42 0.224 -0.058 1.5 3 3
Bob Seeds LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .287 .303 .379 .683 -0.190 1.66 0.000 -0.190 -1.8 2 1
Luke Sewell C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .308 .341 .408 .750 -0.068 1.17 0.033 -0.101 -0.3 4 1
Jonah Goldman SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .228 .290 .337 .627 -0.106 0.99 0.000 -0.106 -0.9 4 1
Mel Harder P 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .222 .300 .222 .522 0.037 0.99 0.037 0.000 0.4 0 1
   Pete Appleton P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .083 .214 .083 .298 -0.046 0.87 0.000 -0.046 -0.5 0 0
   Wes Ferrell P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .348 .483 .609 1.091 0.135 3.77 0.135 0.000 0.4 0 0
Team Totals 36 4 9 3 2 1 39 .250 .289 .306 .595 -0.396 1.54 0.792 -1.189 -1.7 27 8
2B: E Averill (7, off L Stewart); E Morgan (6, off L Stewart).
SH: E Morgan (3, off L Stewart).
TB: J Sewell 3; E Morgan 2; E Averill 2; J Hodapp; L Fonseca; M Harder; L Sewell.
RBI: J Hodapp (22); E Averill (11); J Sewell (7).
2-out RBI: J Hodapp.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
E: J Sewell (3).
Outfield Assists: B Seeds (F Schulte at 2nd base).

St.Louis Browns

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Lefty Stewart, W (6-3) 9 9 4 3 2 1 0 2.57 39 54 0.395 1.54 1.7
Team Totals 9 9 4 3 2 1 0 3.00 39 54 0.395 1.54 1.7

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mel Harder 3.1 5 3 2 2 0 0 3.21 16 38 -0.217 0.96 -2.0
Pete Appleton, L (1-3) 3.2 4 2 2 1 2 0 3.22 16 2 0 0.047 1.79 1.4
Wes Ferrell 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.21 6 2 1 0.066 1.59 1.3
Team Totals 9 9 5 4 3 3 0 4.00 38 38 4 1 -0.104 1.40 0.7
P Appleton faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: P Appleton (4; R Ferrell).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill McGowan, 1B - Tommy Connolly, 2B - (none), 3B - Roy Van Graflan.
Time of Game: 1:54.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

St.Louis Browns         Cleveland Indians
1 Lu Blue 1B 1 Ed Morgan RF
2 Frank O'Rourke 3B 2 Joe Sewell 3B
3 Heinie Manush LF 3 Earl Averill CF
4 Red Kress SS 4 Lew Fonseca 1B
5 Fred Schulte CF 5 Johnny Hodapp 2B
6 Ski Melillo 2B 6 Bob Seeds LF
7 Ted Gullic RF 7 Luke Sewell C
8 Rick Ferrell C 8 Jonah Goldman SS
9 Lefty Stewart P 9 Mel Harder P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 3-4 0 --- SLB H. Manush P. Appleton 20% 48% Triple (LF-CF)
b9 4-5 2 -2- O CLE E. Averill L. Stewart 16% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 4-5 1 -2- O CLE J. Sewell L. Stewart 15% 84% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
b5 3-3 2 12- R CLE J. Hodapp L. Stewart -14% 30% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Averill Scores/No RBI/unER; Fonseca to 3B; Hodapp to 2B
b9 4-5 0 --- CLE W. Ferrell L. Stewart -14% 62% Walk

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Browns Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mel Harder facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- SLB L. Blue M. Harder 5% 55% Double (CF-RF)
t1 0-0 0 -2- R SLB F. O'Rourke M. Harder 6% 62% Single; Blue Scores
t1 1-0 0 1-- O SLB H. Manush M. Harder -3% 59% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
t1 1-0 1 1-- O SLB R. Kress M. Harder -4% 55% O'Rourke Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t1 1-0 2 --- O SLB R. Kress M. Harder -1% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Browns 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Browns' Lefty Stewart facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O CLE E. Morgan L. Stewart 3% 56% Foul Flyball: 3B
b1 0-1 1 --- CLE J. Sewell L. Stewart -3% 54% Single to CF
b1 0-1 1 1-- R CLE E. Averill L. Stewart -10% 43% Double to LF; Sewell Scores
b1 1-1 1 -2- O CLE L. Fonseca L. Stewart 3% 47% Flyball: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
b1 1-1 2 -2- O CLE J. Hodapp L. Stewart 3% 50% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Browns 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 2nd, Browns Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Mel Harder facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- O SLB F. Schulte M. Harder -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-1 1 --- O SLB S. Melillo M. Harder -2% 46% Flyball: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t2 1-1 2 --- SLB T. Gullic M. Harder 1% 47% Walk
t2 1-1 2 1-- O SLB R. Ferrell M. Harder -3% 44% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Browns 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Browns' Lefty Stewart facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- O CLE B. Seeds L. Stewart 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b2 1-1 1 --- O CLE L. Sewell L. Stewart 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-1 2 --- O CLE J. Goldman L. Stewart 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Browns 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Browns Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Mel Harder facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- O SLB L. Stewart M. Harder -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t3 1-1 1 --- O SLB L. Blue M. Harder -2% 45% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t3 1-1 2 --- O SLB F. O'Rourke M. Harder -1% 44% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Browns 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Browns' Lefty Stewart facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- CLE M. Harder L. Stewart -4% 40% Single (CF-RF)
b3 1-1 0 1-- CLE E. Morgan L. Stewart -10% 30% Double to RF (Deep RF); Harder to 3B
b3 1-1 0 -23 R CLE J. Sewell L. Stewart -7% 24% Single to RF; Harder Scores; Morgan to 3B
b3 2-1 0 1-3 O CLE E. Averill L. Stewart 5% 28% Flyball: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b3 2-1 1 1-3 O CLE L. Fonseca L. Stewart 6% 34% Flyball: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
b3 2-1 2 1-3 R CLE J. Hodapp L. Stewart -8% 26% Single; Morgan Scores; Sewell to 2B
b3 3-1 2 12- O CLE B. Seeds L. Stewart 3% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Browns 1, Indians 3.
Top of the 4th, Browns Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Mel Harder facing 3-4-5
t4 1-3 0 --- SLB H. Manush M. Harder 4% 34% Single/Bunt
t4 1-3 0 1-- SLB R. Kress M. Harder 11% 45% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Manush to 3B; Kress to 2B
t4 1-3 0 -23 RRO SLB F. Schulte M. Harder 2% 47% Single to LF; Manush Scores; Kress Scores/unER; Schulte out at 2B/LF-SS
t4 3-3 1 --- SLB S. Melillo M. Harder 3% 50% Walk
t4 3-3 1 1-- SLB T. Gullic M. Harder 9% 59% Single to CF; Melillo to 3B; Gullic to 2B/Adv on throw
Pete Appleton replaces Mel Harder pitching and batting 9th
t4 3-3 1 -23 SLB R. Ferrell P. Appleton 1% 60% Intentional Walk
t4 3-3 1 123 O SLB L. Stewart P. Appleton -8% 52% Flyball: SS
t4 3-3 2 123 O SLB L. Blue P. Appleton -9% 43% Flyball: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Browns 3, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 3-3, Browns' Lefty Stewart facing 7-8-9
b4 3-3 0 --- O CLE L. Sewell L. Stewart 3% 46% Foul Flyball: 1B
b4 3-3 1 --- O CLE J. Goldman L. Stewart 2% 48% Flyball: SS
b4 3-3 2 --- O CLE P. Appleton L. Stewart 2% 50% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Browns 3, Indians 3.
Top of the 5th, Browns Batting, Tied 3-3, Indians' Pete Appleton facing 2-3-4
t5 3-3 0 --- O SLB F. O'Rourke P. Appleton -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t5 3-3 1 --- O SLB H. Manush P. Appleton -2% 44% Lineout: RF
t5 3-3 2 --- O SLB R. Kress P. Appleton -2% 43% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Browns 3, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 3-3, Browns' Lefty Stewart facing 1-2-3
b5 3-3 0 --- O CLE E. Morgan L. Stewart 3% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 3-3 1 --- CLE J. Sewell L. Stewart -3% 43% Single to RF
b5 3-3 1 1-- O CLE E. Averill L. Stewart 4% 47% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 3-3 2 1-- CLE L. Fonseca L. Stewart -3% 44% Walk; Averill to 2B
b5 3-3 2 12- R CLE J. Hodapp L. Stewart -14% 30% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Averill Scores/No RBI/unER; Fonseca to 3B; Hodapp to 2B
b5 4-3 2 -23 O CLE B. Seeds L. Stewart 6% 36% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Browns 3, Indians 4.
Top of the 6th, Browns Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Pete Appleton facing 5-6-7
t6 3-4 0 --- O SLB F. Schulte P. Appleton -4% 32% Strikeout
t6 3-4 1 --- O SLB S. Melillo P. Appleton -3% 29% Foul Flyball: C
t6 3-4 2 --- O SLB T. Gullic P. Appleton -2% 27% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Browns 3, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-3, Browns' Lefty Stewart facing 7-8-9
b6 4-3 0 --- CLE L. Sewell L. Stewart -3% 24% Single to CF
b6 4-3 0 1-- O CLE J. Goldman L. Stewart 3% 27% Bunt Popfly: P
b6 4-3 1 1-- O CLE P. Appleton L. Stewart 3% 31% Strikeout
b6 4-3 2 1-- O CLE E. Morgan L. Stewart 3% 33% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Browns 3, Indians 4.
Top of the 7th, Browns Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Pete Appleton facing 8-9-1
t7 3-4 0 --- SLB R. Ferrell P. Appleton 11% 44% Double (CF-RF)
t7 3-4 0 -2- O SLB L. Stewart P. Appleton -8% 36% Foul Flyball: SS
t7 3-4 1 -2- O SLB L. Blue P. Appleton -7% 29% Strikeout
t7 3-4 2 -2- O SLB F. O'Rourke P. Appleton -6% 23% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Browns 3, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-3, Browns' Lefty Stewart facing 2-3-4
b7 4-3 0 --- O CLE J. Sewell L. Stewart 2% 25% Flyball: 2B
b7 4-3 1 --- O CLE E. Averill L. Stewart 2% 27% Flyball: 2B
b7 4-3 2 --- CLE L. Fonseca L. Stewart -1% 26% Single to CF
b7 4-3 2 1-- O CLE J. Hodapp L. Stewart 3% 28% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Browns 3, Indians 4.
Top of the 8th, Browns Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Pete Appleton facing 3-4-5
t8 3-4 0 --- SLB H. Manush P. Appleton 20% 48% Triple (LF-CF)
t8 3-4 0 --3 R SLB R. Kress P. Appleton 9% 57% Single to RF; Manush Scores
t8 4-4 0 1-- SLB F. Schulte P. Appleton 9% 66% Single; Kress to 2B
Wes Ferrell replaces Pete Appleton pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-4 0 12- O SLB S. Melillo W. Ferrell 0% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B; Kress to 3B; Schulte to 2B
t8 4-4 1 -23 RO SLB T. Gullic W. Ferrell 4% 70% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Kress Scores; Schulte to 3B
t8 5-4 2 --3 O SLB R. Ferrell W. Ferrell -5% 65% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Browns 5, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 4-5, Browns' Lefty Stewart facing 6-7-8
b8 4-5 0 --- O CLE B. Seeds L. Stewart 7% 72% Lineout: LF
b8 4-5 1 --- O CLE L. Sewell L. Stewart 5% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 4-5 2 --- O CLE J. Goldman L. Stewart 4% 81% Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Browns 5, Indians 4.
Top of the 9th, Browns Batting, Ahead 5-4, Indians' Wes Ferrell facing 9-1-2
t9 5-4 0 --- O SLB L. Stewart W. Ferrell -2% 79% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-4 1 --- O SLB L. Blue W. Ferrell -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 5-4 2 --- O SLB F. O'Rourke W. Ferrell -1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Browns 5, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 4-5, Browns' Lefty Stewart facing 9-1-2
b9 4-5 0 --- CLE W. Ferrell L. Stewart -14% 62% Walk
b9 4-5 0 1-- O CLE E. Morgan L. Stewart 6% 69% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Ferrell to 2B
b9 4-5 1 -2- O CLE J. Sewell L. Stewart 15% 84% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
b9 4-5 2 -2- O CLE E. Averill L. Stewart 16% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Browns 5, Indians 4.

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