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Saturday, October 9, 1948,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 81,897, Time of Game: 1:31
Braves
1
at Indians
2
W: Steve Gromek (1-0)
L: Johnny Sain (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  7  0
Indians         1  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  X    2  5  0
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

Boston Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommy Holmes RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .063 .063 .063 .125 -0.146 1.36 0.000 -0.146 -1.1 0 1
Al Dark SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .188 .313 -0.125 1.19 0.000 -0.125 -0.9 2 5
Earl Torgeson 1B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .444 .545 .667 1.212 0.086 0.83 0.113 -0.027 0.5 11 2 2·2B
Bob Elliott 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.204 1.59 0.000 -0.204 -1.4 2 2 GDP
Marv Rickert LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .273 .273 .545 .818 0.039 1.42 0.138 -0.099 0.6 2 0 HR
Mike McCormick CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .286 .286 .286 .571 -0.028 1.37 0.070 -0.097 -0.2 1 0
Phil Masi C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.105 1.45 0.000 -0.105 -0.7 3 1
   Bill Salkeld PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .667 .333 1.000 -0.037 1.43 0.000 -0.037 -0.1
Eddie Stanky 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .300 .417 .400 .817 -0.033 1.38 0.042 -0.075 -0.1 1 1
Johnny Sain P 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.052 1.27 0.016 -0.068 -0.3 2 2 SH
Team Totals 32 1 7 1 1 2 34 .219 .242 .375 .617 -0.605 1.31 0.379 -0.983 -3.7 24 14
2B: E Torgeson 2 (2, 2 off S Gromek).
HR: M Rickert (1, off S Gromek, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
SH: J Sain (1, off S Gromek).
TB: M Rickert 5; E Torgeson 4; J Sain; E Stanky; M McCormick.
GIDP: B Elliott (2).
RBI: M Rickert (1).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: T Holmes (L Boudreau at 3rd base).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dale Mitchell LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .125 .176 .125 .301 -0.011 0.65 0.035 -0.046 -0.2 2 0
Larry Doby CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .357 .400 .643 1.043 0.073 0.77 0.104 -0.031 0.5 2 0 HR
Lou Boudreau SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .200 .250 .333 .583 0.029 0.63 0.047 -0.018 0.1 2 4 2B
Joe Gordon 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .133 .133 .133 .267 -0.032 0.41 0.000 -0.032 -0.5 4 1
Ken Keltner 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .071 .133 .071 .205 -0.051 0.67 0.000 -0.051 -0.7 1 2
Wally Judnich RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .091 .000 .091 -0.037 0.49 0.000 -0.037 -0.4 1 0
   Bob Kennedy RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Eddie Robinson 1B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .333 .385 .333 .718 0.023 0.45 0.033 -0.010 0.4 8 1
Jim Hegan C 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .182 .250 .182 .432 -0.044 0.72 0.000 -0.044 -0.7 5 1 SH
Steve Gromek P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.054 0.68 0.000 -0.054 -0.8 1 1
Team Totals 27 2 5 2 0 3 28 .185 .185 .333 .519 -0.104 0.61 0.219 -0.323 -2.1 27 10
2B: L Boudreau (2, off J Sain).
HR: L Doby (1, off J Sain, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
SH: J Hegan (1, off J Sain).
TB: L Doby 4; L Boudreau 2; E Robinson 2; D Mitchell.
RBI: L Doby (2); L Boudreau (2).
2-out RBI: L Doby.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Boudreau-J Gordon-E Robinson.

Boston Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Sain, L (1-1) 8 5 2 2 0 3 1 1.06 28 67 0.106 0.61 2.1
Team Totals 8 5 2 2 0 3 1 2.25 28 67 0.106 0.61 2.1

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Gromek, W (1-0) 9 7 1 1 1 2 1 1.00 34 70 0.606 1.31 3.7
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 1 2 1 1.00 34 70 0.606 1.31 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Grieve, 1B - George Barr, 2B - Bill Summers, 3B - Bill Stewart, LF - Babe Pinelli, RF - Joe Paparella.
Time of Game: 1:31.
Attendance: 81,897.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Braves         Cleveland Indians
1 Tommy Holmes RF 1 Dale Mitchell LF
2 Al Dark SS 2 Larry Doby CF
3 Earl Torgeson 1B 3 Lou Boudreau SS
4 Bob Elliott 3B 4 Joe Gordon 2B
5 Marv Rickert LF 5 Ken Keltner 3B
6 Mike McCormick CF 6 Wally Judnich RF
7 Phil Masi C 7 Eddie Robinson 1B
8 Eddie Stanky 2B 8 Jim Hegan C
9 Johnny Sain P 9 Steve Gromek P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 0-2 0 --- R BSN M. Rickert S. Gromek -12% 69% Home Run (Deep RF)
b3 1-0 2 --- R CLE L. Doby J. Sain 10% 74% Home Run (Deep RF)
t8 1-2 2 -2- O BSN B. Elliott S. Gromek 8% 87% Popfly: C
t9 1-2 0 --- O BSN M. Rickert S. Gromek 7% 91% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-2 1 1-- OO BSN B. Elliott S. Gromek 7% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BSN T. Holmes S. Gromek 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O BSN A. Dark S. Gromek 2% 54% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 2 --- BSN E. Torgeson S. Gromek -2% 52% Double to CF
t1 0-0 2 -2- O BSN B. Elliott S. Gromek 3% 55% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CLE D. Mitchell J. Sain 3% 58% Single to CF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O CLE L. Doby J. Sain -2% 57% Groundout: 1B-P; Mitchell to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- RO CLE L. Boudreau J. Sain 5% 61% Double to RF; Mitchell Scores; Boudreau out at 3B/RF-SS-3B
b1 1-0 2 --- O CLE J. Gordon J. Sain -1% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Steve Gromek facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O BSN M. Rickert S. Gromek 2% 63% Lineout: 1B
t2 0-1 1 --- O BSN M. McCormick S. Gromek 2% 64% Flyball: LF
t2 0-1 2 --- O BSN P. Masi S. Gromek 1% 66% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- O CLE K. Keltner J. Sain -2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- O CLE W. Judnich J. Sain -1% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 1-0 2 --- CLE E. Robinson J. Sain 1% 63% Single to RF
b2 1-0 2 1-- O CLE J. Hegan J. Sain -2% 61% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Steve Gromek facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- BSN E. Stanky S. Gromek -4% 57% Single to CF
t3 0-1 0 1-- O BSN J. Sain S. Gromek 2% 59% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Stanky to 2B
t3 0-1 1 -2- O BSN T. Holmes S. Gromek 4% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-1 2 -2- O BSN A. Dark S. Gromek 4% 67% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O CLE S. Gromek J. Sain -2% 65% Strikeout
b3 1-0 1 --- O CLE D. Mitchell J. Sain -2% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- R CLE L. Doby J. Sain 10% 74% Home Run (Deep RF)
b3 2-0 2 --- O CLE L. Boudreau J. Sain -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Steve Gromek facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- O BSN E. Torgeson S. Gromek 3% 76% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 0-2 1 --- O BSN B. Elliott S. Gromek 2% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-2 2 --- BSN M. Rickert S. Gromek -1% 76% Single to CF
t4 0-2 2 1-- O BSN M. McCormick S. Gromek 3% 79% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 4-5-6
b4 2-0 0 --- O CLE J. Gordon J. Sain -2% 77% Groundout: P-1B
b4 2-0 1 --- O CLE K. Keltner J. Sain -1% 76% Foul Flyball: 3B
b4 2-0 2 --- O CLE W. Judnich J. Sain -1% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Steve Gromek facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- O BSN P. Masi S. Gromek 3% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-2 1 --- O BSN E. Stanky S. Gromek 2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-2 2 --- BSN J. Sain S. Gromek -2% 78% Single to LF
t5 0-2 2 1-- O BSN T. Holmes S. Gromek 3% 81% Foul Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 7-8-9
b5 2-0 0 --- CLE E. Robinson J. Sain 2% 83% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
b5 2-0 0 1-- O CLE J. Hegan J. Sain -1% 82% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Robinson to 2B
b5 2-0 1 -2- O CLE S. Gromek J. Sain -2% 80% Foul Flyball: SS
b5 2-0 2 -2- O CLE D. Mitchell J. Sain -2% 78% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Steve Gromek facing 2-3-4
t6 0-2 0 --- O BSN A. Dark S. Gromek 3% 81% Lineout: CF
t6 0-2 1 --- BSN E. Torgeson S. Gromek -4% 77% Walk
t6 0-2 1 1-- OO BSN B. Elliott S. Gromek 7% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 2-3-4
b6 2-0 0 --- O CLE L. Doby J. Sain -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 2-0 1 --- O CLE L. Boudreau J. Sain -1% 82% Flyball: CF
b6 2-0 2 --- O CLE J. Gordon J. Sain -1% 81% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Steve Gromek facing 5-6-7
t7 0-2 0 --- R BSN M. Rickert S. Gromek -12% 69% Home Run (Deep RF)
t7 1-2 0 --- BSN M. McCormick S. Gromek -7% 62% Single to LF
t7 1-2 0 1-- O BSN P. Masi S. Gromek 7% 69% Popfly: 3B
t7 1-2 1 1-- O BSN E. Stanky S. Gromek 6% 74% Flyball: LF
t7 1-2 2 1-- O BSN J. Sain S. Gromek 5% 79% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 5-6-7
b7 2-1 0 --- O CLE K. Keltner J. Sain -2% 77% Flyball: LF
b7 2-1 1 --- O CLE W. Judnich J. Sain -1% 75% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-1 2 --- O CLE E. Robinson J. Sain -1% 74% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Indians 2.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
Bob Kennedy replaces Wally Judnich playing RF batting 6th
t8 1-2 0 --- O BSN T. Holmes S. Gromek 6% 80% Flyball: CF
t8 1-2 1 --- O BSN A. Dark S. Gromek 4% 84% Popfly: SS
t8 1-2 2 --- BSN E. Torgeson S. Gromek -6% 78% Double to LF
t8 1-2 2 -2- O BSN B. Elliott S. Gromek 8% 87% Popfly: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 8-9-1
b8 2-1 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan J. Sain -1% 85% Popfly: 2B
b8 2-1 1 --- O CLE S. Gromek J. Sain -1% 84% Groundout: C-1B
b8 2-1 2 --- O CLE D. Mitchell J. Sain -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Indians 2.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Steve Gromek facing 5-6-7
t9 1-2 0 --- O BSN M. Rickert S. Gromek 7% 91% Strikeout Looking
t9 1-2 1 --- O BSN M. McCormick S. Gromek 5% 96% Strikeout
Bill Salkeld pinch hits for Phil Masi (C) batting 7th
t9 1-2 2 --- O BSN B. Salkeld S. Gromek 4% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Indians 2.

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