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Standings
DET
@CLE
0
3
BSN
@NYG
4
6
BSN
@NYG
2
5
Forfeit to
Visiting
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BRO
@PHI
8
3
Saturday, September 26, 1942,
, League Park II
Attendance: 1,000, Time of Game: 1:45
Tigers
0
73-80
 Lost 1 
5th, 30 GB
at Indians
3
74-79
 Won 1 
4th, 29 GB
W: Mel Harder (13-14)
L: Al Benton (7-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  1
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  3   0  0  X    3  9  2

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Lipon SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .188 .224 .203 .427 -0.072 0.74 0.000 -0.072 -0.6 1 2
Doc Cramer CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .265 .315 .319 .635 0.020 0.47 0.042 -0.022 0.1 1 0 2B
Barney McCosky LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .295 .367 .414 .781 -0.018 0.91 0.039 -0.056 -0.2 3 0
Rudy York 1B 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .260 .342 .429 .771 0.050 1.16 0.083 -0.033 0.3 7 1
Dutch Meyer 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .327 .377 .510 .888 0.005 1.73 0.107 -0.101 0.1 3 3
Don Ross RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .275 .381 .378 .759 -0.268 1.49 0.000 -0.268 -2.4 2 0
Pinky Higgins 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .267 .363 .410 .773 0.005 0.68 0.037 -0.032 0.0 1 0
Dixie Parsons C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .195 .244 .249 .492 -0.091 1.19 0.000 -0.091 -0.7 4 1
   Charlie Gehringer PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .273 .373 .341 .713 0.007 0.18 0.007 0.000 0.1
Al Benton P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .075 .075 .090 .164 -0.054 1.09 0.000 -0.054 -0.4 1 2
   Rip Radcliff PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252 .296 .308 .604 -0.021 0.85 0.000 -0.021 -0.2
   Hal White P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .200 .182 .382 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Ned Harris PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272 .352 .431 .783 -0.010 0.35 0.000 -0.010 -0.2
Team Totals 34 0 7 0 2 3 36 .206 .250 .235 .485 -0.447 0.99 0.315 -0.760 -4.0 24 10
2B: D Cramer (26, off M Harder).
TB: P Higgins 2; B McCosky 2; D Cramer 2; D Meyer; C Gehringer.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Meyer-R York; H White-P Higgins.
E: D Parsons (6).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Oris Hockett RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .248 .303 .343 .646 -0.092 0.93 0.000 -0.092 -0.9 2 0
Hank Edwards CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .313 .341 .653 0.017 0.65 0.058 -0.041 0.3 2 0 SB
Ken Keltner 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 .288 .313 .384 .698 -0.008 0.89 0.042 -0.049 -0.4 0 4 CS,SH
Jeff Heath LF 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .276 .347 .437 .784 0.024 1.08 0.059 -0.035 0.1 2 0
Les Fleming 1B 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .290 .409 .431 .840 0.164 1.38 0.267 -0.104 1.4 13 1 3B,GDP
Lou Boudreau SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .285 .383 .373 .756 -0.048 0.63 0.016 -0.064 -0.3 4 2
Ray Mack 2B 2 0 1 1 1 0 4 .227 .291 .294 .585 0.075 0.67 0.098 -0.023 1.6 1 4 HBP
Gene Desautels C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .241 .298 .272 .570 0.001 0.77 0.047 -0.045 -1.6 3 0
Mel Harder P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .119 .145 .119 .264 -0.078 1.15 0.000 -0.078 -0.8 0 1
Team Totals 29 3 9 3 4 3 35 .310 .412 .379 .791 0.055 0.89 0.587 -0.531 -0.6 27 12
3B: L Fleming (4, off A Benton).
SH: K Keltner (16, off A Benton).
HBP: R Mack (2, by H White).
TB: L Fleming 3; H Edwards 2; K Keltner 2; L Boudreau 2; R Mack; G Desautels.
GIDP: L Fleming (12).
RBI: L Fleming 2 (83); R Mack (43).
2-out RBI: R Mack.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Boudreau.
E: K Keltner (30); R Mack (25).
Baserunning
SB: H Edwards (2, 2nd base off H White/D Parsons).
CS: K Keltner (4, 2nd base by A Benton/D Parsons).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Al Benton, L (7-13) 6 7 3 3 3 1 0 2.90 26 44 -0.069 1.17 -0.3
Hal White 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 2.91 9 0 0 0.015 0.15 0.9
Team Totals 8 9 3 3 4 3 0 3.38 35 44 0 0 -0.054 0.89 0.6

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mel Harder, W (13-14) 9 7 0 0 2 3 0 3.40 36 74 0.446 0.99 4.0
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 2 3 0 0.00 36 74 0.446 0.99 4.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: H White (5; R Mack).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Cal Hubbard, 1B - Bill Summers, 2B - George Pipgras, 3B - Art Passarella.
Time of Game: 1:45.
Attendance: 1,000.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Cleveland Indians
1 Johnny Lipon SS 1 Oris Hockett RF
2 Doc Cramer CF 2 Hank Edwards CF
3 Barney McCosky LF 3 Ken Keltner 3B
4 Rudy York 1B 4 Jeff Heath LF
5 Dutch Meyer 2B 5 Les Fleming 1B
6 Don Ross RF 6 Lou Boudreau SS
7 Pinky Higgins 3B 7 Ray Mack 2B
8 Dixie Parsons C 8 Gene Desautels C
9 Al Benton P 9 Mel Harder P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 0-0 1 12- RR CLE L. Fleming A. Benton 27% 89% Triple to RF; Heath Scores; Edwards Scores
t4 0-0 0 12- OO DET D. Ross M. Harder 14% 53% Line Drive Double Play: SS unassisted
t5 0-0 2 123 O DET D. Meyer M. Harder 10% 56% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO DET D. Ross M. Harder 8% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B; Meyer out at 3B/1B-SS
b2 0-0 0 1-- OO CLE L. Fleming A. Benton -8% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B

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, Indians' Mel Harder facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET J. Lipon M. Harder 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET D. Cramer M. Harder 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- DET B. McCosky M. Harder -1% 52% Single to LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O DET R. York M. Harder 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Al Benton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE O. Hockett A. Benton -2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE H. Edwards A. Benton -1% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- CLE K. Keltner A. Benton 1% 52% Single to RF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CLE J. Heath A. Benton -2% 50% Keltner Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mel Harder facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- DET D. Meyer M. Harder -4% 46% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO DET D. Ross M. Harder 8% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B; Meyer out at 3B/1B-SS
t2 0-0 2 --- DET P. Higgins M. Harder -1% 53% Single to LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O DET D. Parsons M. Harder 2% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Al Benton facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Heath A. Benton 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- OO CLE L. Fleming A. Benton -8% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- CLE L. Boudreau A. Benton 1% 52% Single to LF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CLE R. Mack A. Benton -2% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mel Harder facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Benton M. Harder 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-0 1 --- O DET J. Lipon M. Harder 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- DET D. Cramer M. Harder -3% 52% Double to LF
t3 0-0 2 -2- O DET B. McCosky M. Harder 4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Al Benton facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O CLE G. Desautels A. Benton -2% 53% Foul Flyball: C
b3 0-0 1 --- O CLE M. Harder A. Benton -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b3 0-0 2 --- O CLE O. Hockett A. Benton -1% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mel Harder facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- DET R. York M. Harder -4% 46% Walk
t4 0-0 0 1-- DET D. Meyer M. Harder -7% 39% Single to LF; York to 2B
t4 0-0 0 12- OO DET D. Ross M. Harder 14% 53% Line Drive Double Play: SS unassisted
t4 0-0 2 1-- DET P. Higgins M. Harder -2% 51% Single to LF; Meyer to 2B
t4 0-0 2 12- O DET D. Parsons M. Harder 5% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Al Benton facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O CLE H. Edwards A. Benton -3% 53% Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 1 --- CLE K. Keltner A. Benton 3% 56% Single to CF
b4 0-0 1 1-- O CLE J. Heath A. Benton -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 2 1-- O CLE L. Fleming A. Benton -3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mel Harder facing 9-1-2
t5 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Benton M. Harder 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t5 0-0 1 --- O DET J. Lipon M. Harder 2% 55% Flyball: RF
t5 0-0 2 --- DET D. Cramer M. Harder -2% 53% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t5 0-0 2 1-- DET B. McCosky M. Harder -3% 51% Single to CF; Cramer to 2B
t5 0-0 2 12- DET R. York M. Harder -4% 47% Walk; Cramer to 3B; McCosky to 2B
t5 0-0 2 123 O DET D. Meyer M. Harder 10% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Al Benton facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- O CLE L. Boudreau A. Benton -3% 53% Flyball: RF
b5 0-0 1 --- CLE R. Mack A. Benton 3% 57% Walk
b5 0-0 1 1-- CLE G. Desautels A. Benton 5% 61% Single to LF; Mack to 2B
b5 0-0 1 12- O CLE M. Harder A. Benton -6% 56% Flyball: 2B
b5 0-0 2 12- O CLE O. Hockett A. Benton -6% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mel Harder facing 6-7-8
t6 0-0 0 --- O DET D. Ross M. Harder 3% 53% Flyball: SS
t6 0-0 1 --- O DET P. Higgins M. Harder 2% 56% Groundout: P-2B-1B
t6 0-0 2 --- O DET D. Parsons M. Harder 2% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Al Benton facing 2-3-4
b6 0-0 0 --- CLE H. Edwards A. Benton 5% 62% Single to RF
b6 0-0 0 1-- O CLE K. Keltner A. Benton -2% 60% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Edwards to 2B
b6 0-0 1 -2- CLE J. Heath A. Benton 2% 63% Walk
b6 0-0 1 12- RR CLE L. Fleming A. Benton 27% 89% Triple to RF; Heath Scores; Edwards Scores
b6 2-0 1 --3 O CLE L. Boudreau A. Benton -4% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-0 2 --3 R CLE R. Mack A. Benton 6% 92% Single to LF; Fleming Scores
b6 3-0 2 1-- O CLE G. Desautels A. Benton -1% 91% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Mel Harder facing 9-1-2
Rip Radcliff pinch hits for Al Benton (P) batting 9th
t7 0-3 0 --- O DET R. Radcliff M. Harder 2% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-3 1 --- O DET J. Lipon M. Harder 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-3 2 --- O DET D. Cramer M. Harder 1% 95% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Hal White facing 9-1-2
Hal White replaces Rip Radcliff (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-0 0 --- O CLE M. Harder H. White -0% 95% Strikeout
b7 3-0 1 --- O CLE O. Hockett H. White -0% 94% Flyball: LF
b7 3-0 2 --- CLE H. Edwards H. White 0% 94% Single to 1B
b7 3-0 2 1-- CLE K. Keltner H. White 0% 95% Edwards Steals 2B; Edwards to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
b7 3-0 2 --3 O CLE K. Keltner H. White -1% 94% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Mel Harder facing 3-4-5
t8 0-3 0 --- O DET B. McCosky M. Harder 2% 96% Flyball: 2B
t8 0-3 1 --- O DET R. York M. Harder 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
t8 0-3 2 --- O DET D. Meyer M. Harder 1% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Hal White facing 4-5-6
b8 3-0 0 --- O CLE J. Heath H. White -0% 97% Strikeout
b8 3-0 1 --- CLE L. Fleming H. White 0% 98% Walk
b8 3-0 1 1-- CLE L. Boudreau H. White 0% 98% Single to LF; Fleming to 2B
b8 3-0 1 12- CLE R. Mack H. White 1% 99% Hit By Pitch; Fleming to 3B; Boudreau to 2B
b8 3-0 1 123 OO CLE G. Desautels H. White -1% 97% Line Drive Double Play: P-3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Mel Harder facing 6-7-8
t9 0-3 0 --- O DET D. Ross M. Harder 2% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 0-3 1 --- O DET P. Higgins M. Harder 1% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
Charlie Gehringer pinch hits for Dixie Parsons (C) batting 8th
t9 0-3 2 --- DET C. Gehringer M. Harder -1% 99% Single to RF
Ned Harris pinch hits for Hal White (P) batting 9th
t9 0-3 2 1-- O DET N. Harris M. Harder 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 3.

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