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Standings
CHW
@BAL
1
3
WSH
@BOS
1
6
DET
@CLE
3
2
PHA
@NYY
0
3
PIT
@BRO
4
7
CIN
@CHC
11
5
STL
@MLN
6
7
 
(11)
NYG
@PHI
0
2
 
(7)
Thursday, April 15, 1954,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 40,421, Time of Game: 2:22
Tigers
3
2-1
 Won 1 
1st
at Indians
2
2-1
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Ralph Branca (1-0)
L: Mike Garcia (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  1    3  9  0
Indians         1  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    2  7  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank Bolling 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .273 .333 .545 .879 -0.012 1.11 0.070 -0.081 -0.3 4 3 SB,CS
Jim Delsing LF 3 1 3 1 1 0 4 .364 .417 .545 .962 0.376 1.41 0.376 0.000 2.0 3 1 2B
Harvey Kuenn SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .091 .091 .091 .182 -0.029 1.59 0.064 -0.094 0.1 2 4 SH
Ray Boone 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .444 .583 .778 1.361 -0.158 1.95 0.082 -0.240 -1.7 1 4 GDP
Walt Dropo 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .273 .333 .545 .879 0.163 1.96 0.231 -0.067 1.0 12 0
Al Kaline RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.192 1.67 0.000 -0.192 -1.1 0 0
Bill Tuttle CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .273 .333 .545 .879 0.075 1.76 0.136 -0.061 0.2 2 0
Al Lakeman C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.047 0.94 0.000 -0.047 -0.4 2 0
   Johnny Pesky PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.054 2.15 0.000 -0.054 -0.2
   Matt Batts C 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.131 6.04 0.131 0.000 0.0 1 0
Ted Gray P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.032 0.65 0.000 -0.032 -0.3 0 3
   Chuck Kress PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.038 1.55 0.000 -0.038 -0.2
   Ralph Branca P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.040 1.39 0.000 -0.040 -0.6 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 9 3 3 4 36 .281 .343 .313 .655 0.143 1.64 1.090 -0.946 -1.3 27 15
2B: J Delsing (2, off M Garcia).
SH: H Kuenn (1, off M Garcia).
TB: J Delsing 4; F Bolling 2; B Tuttle; A Kaline; W Dropo; H Kuenn.
GIDP: R Boone (1).
RBI: M Batts (1); W Dropo (2); J Delsing (1).
2-out RBI: J Delsing; W Dropo.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. R Boone-F Bolling-W Dropo; H Kuenn-W Dropo; H Kuenn-F Bolling-W Dropo.
Outfield Assists: J Delsing (W Westlake at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: F Bolling (1, 2nd base off M Garcia/J Hegan).
CS: F Bolling (1, 2nd base by M Garcia/J Hegan).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Avila 2B 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 .429 .500 .643 1.143 -0.123 1.74 0.068 -0.190 -0.4 1 2
Dave Philley RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .231 .000 .231 -0.067 1.29 0.054 -0.122 -0.3 1 0 GDP
Bill Glynn 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .583 .615 .583 1.199 0.049 1.20 0.096 -0.047 0.6 12 1
Al Rosen 3B 3 1 2 2 0 1 4 .538 .500 .846 1.346 0.212 1.31 0.249 -0.037 0.8 1 3 HR,2B,SF
Larry Doby CF 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .200 .429 .200 .629 -0.058 1.81 0.042 -0.100 -0.7 5 0 HBP,GDP
Wally Westlake LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .273 .385 .818 1.203 -0.037 0.87 0.030 -0.066 -0.5 0 0 GDP
   Dale Mitchell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.132 5.37 0.000 -0.132 -0.8
   Bob Kennedy LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
George Strickland SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .400 .500 .800 1.300 -0.103 1.53 0.022 -0.124 -0.4 3 7 2B
Jim Hegan C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .300 .333 .500 .833 -0.023 1.02 0.031 -0.054 -0.1 4 1
   Luke Easter PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.095 2.55 0.095 0.000 0.3
   Al Smith PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Mike Garcia P 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.063 1.08 0.000 -0.063 -0.6 0 1 SH
   Rocky Nelson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.108 4.61 0.000 -0.108 -0.3
Team Totals 28 2 7 2 6 2 37 .250 .389 .429 .817 -0.358 1.59 0.687 -1.043 -2.3 27 15
2B: G Strickland (1, off T Gray); A Rosen (1, off R Branca).
HR: A Rosen (1, off T Gray, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
SF: A Rosen (1, off T Gray).
SH: M Garcia (1, off T Gray).
HBP: L Doby (1, by T Gray).
TB: A Rosen 6; B Glynn 2; G Strickland 2; W Westlake; L Easter.
GIDP: W Westlake (1); L Doby (1); D Philley (2).
RBI: A Rosen 2 (3).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Strickland-B Avila-B Glynn.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ted Gray 7 4 2 2 5 1 1 2.57 27 57 0.062 1.09 1.3
Ralph Branca, W (1-0) 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 10 0 0 0.296 2.92 1.0
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 6 2 1 2.00 37 57 0 0 0.358 1.59 2.3

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Garcia, L (0-1) 9 9 3 3 3 4 0 3.00 36 58 -0.142 1.64 1.3
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 3 4 0 3.00 36 58 -0.142 1.64 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: T Gray (1; L Doby).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eddie Hurley, 1B - Frank Umont, 2B - Bill Grieve, 3B - Charlie Berry.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: 40,421.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Cleveland Indians
1 Frank Bolling 2B 1 Bobby Avila 2B
2 Jim Delsing LF 2 Dave Philley RF
3 Harvey Kuenn SS 3 Bill Glynn 1B
4 Ray Boone 3B 4 Al Rosen 3B
5 Walt Dropo 1B 5 Larry Doby CF
6 Al Kaline RF 6 Wally Westlake LF
7 Bill Tuttle CF 7 George Strickland SS
8 Al Lakeman C 8 Jim Hegan C
9 Ted Gray P 9 Mike Garcia P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 1-2 2 -2- R DET J. Delsing M. Garcia 24% 45% Single to LF; Bolling Scores
b6 1-1 1 --- R CLE A. Rosen T. Gray -19% 27% Home Run
t9 2-2 1 12- DET B. Tuttle M. Garcia 14% 72% Single to SS; Kaline to 2B; Dropo to 3B
b8 2-2 2 123 O CLE D. Mitchell R. Branca 13% 50% Flyball: LF
t9 2-2 1 123 RO DET M. Batts M. Garcia 13% 85% Groundout: 3B-SS-1B; Dropo Scores; Kaline to 3B; Tuttle to 2B

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' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET F. Bolling M. Garcia -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- DET J. Delsing M. Garcia 2% 50% Single to RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- DET H. Kuenn M. Garcia 6% 57% Single to RF; Delsing to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 OO DET R. Boone M. Garcia -11% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Ted Gray facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CLE B. Avila T. Gray -4% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- CLE D. Philley T. Gray -5% 36% Walk; Avila to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- CLE B. Glynn T. Gray -7% 29% Single to P/Bunt; Philley to 2B; Avila to 3B
b1 0-0 0 123 RO CLE A. Rosen T. Gray 3% 32% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Avila Scores
b1 1-0 1 12- OO CLE L. Doby T. Gray 7% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O DET W. Dropo M. Garcia -2% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- O DET A. Kaline M. Garcia -2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- O DET B. Tuttle M. Garcia -1% 34% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Ted Gray facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O CLE W. Westlake T. Gray 2% 36% Flyball: LF
b2 1-0 1 --- CLE G. Strickland T. Gray -2% 34% Walk
b2 1-0 1 1-- CLE J. Hegan T. Gray -3% 31% Walk; Strickland to 2B
b2 1-0 1 12- O CLE M. Garcia T. Gray 2% 33% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Hegan to 2B; Strickland to 3B
b2 1-0 2 -23 O CLE B. Avila T. Gray 5% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O DET A. Lakeman M. Garcia -3% 36% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 1 --- O DET T. Gray M. Garcia -2% 34% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 2 --- DET F. Bolling M. Garcia 1% 35% Single to 3B
t3 0-1 2 1-- O DET J. Delsing M. Garcia -3% 33% Bolling Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Ted Gray facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- O CLE D. Philley T. Gray 2% 35% Lineout: 2B
b3 1-0 1 --- O CLE B. Glynn T. Gray 1% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- O CLE A. Rosen T. Gray 1% 37% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- DET J. Delsing M. Garcia 8% 45% Double to LF
t4 0-1 0 -2- O DET H. Kuenn M. Garcia -2% 43% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Delsing to 3B
t4 0-1 1 --3 O DET R. Boone M. Garcia -7% 36% Strikeout
t4 0-1 2 --3 R DET W. Dropo M. Garcia 11% 47% Single to RF; Delsing Scores
t4 1-1 2 1-- O DET A. Kaline M. Garcia -3% 44% Single to SS; Dropo out at 3B/SS
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Ted Gray facing 5-6-7
b4 1-1 0 --- O CLE L. Doby T. Gray 3% 47% Popfly: 2B
b4 1-1 1 --- CLE W. Westlake T. Gray -3% 44% Single to CF
b4 1-1 1 1-- O CLE G. Strickland T. Gray 2% 46% Double to LF; Westlake out at Hm/LF-3B-C
b4 1-1 2 -2- O CLE J. Hegan T. Gray 4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle M. Garcia -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-1 1 --- O DET A. Lakeman M. Garcia -2% 45% Strikeout
t5 1-1 2 --- O DET T. Gray M. Garcia -1% 43% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Ted Gray facing 9-1-2
b5 1-1 0 --- O CLE M. Garcia T. Gray 3% 46% Groundout: P-1B
b5 1-1 1 --- CLE B. Avila T. Gray -3% 43% Walk
b5 1-1 1 1-- OO CLE D. Philley T. Gray 7% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
t6 1-1 0 --- O DET F. Bolling M. Garcia -3% 47% Popfly: SS
t6 1-1 1 --- DET J. Delsing M. Garcia 4% 50% Walk
t6 1-1 1 1-- O DET H. Kuenn M. Garcia -3% 48% Groundout: SS-1B; Delsing to 2B
t6 1-1 2 -2- O DET R. Boone M. Garcia -5% 43% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Ted Gray facing 3-4-5
b6 1-1 0 --- O CLE B. Glynn T. Gray 3% 46% Flyball: CF
b6 1-1 1 --- R CLE A. Rosen T. Gray -19% 27% Home Run
b6 2-1 1 --- CLE L. Doby T. Gray -2% 25% Hit By Pitch
b6 2-1 1 1-- OO CLE W. Westlake T. Gray 5% 30% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 2.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 5-6-7
t7 1-2 0 --- O DET W. Dropo M. Garcia -4% 26% Flyball: CF
t7 1-2 1 --- O DET A. Kaline M. Garcia -3% 23% Strikeout
t7 1-2 2 --- O DET B. Tuttle M. Garcia -2% 20% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Ted Gray facing 7-8-9
b7 2-1 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland T. Gray 2% 22% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 2-1 1 --- O CLE J. Hegan T. Gray 1% 24% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-1 2 --- O CLE M. Garcia T. Gray 1% 25% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 2.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 8-9-1
Johnny Pesky pinch hits for Al Lakeman (C) batting 8th
t8 1-2 0 --- O DET J. Pesky M. Garcia -5% 19% Strikeout
Chuck Kress pinch hits for Ted Gray (P) batting 9th
t8 1-2 1 --- O DET C. Kress M. Garcia -4% 15% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-2 2 --- DET F. Bolling M. Garcia 3% 18% Single to CF
t8 1-2 2 1-- DET J. Delsing M. Garcia 2% 21% Bolling Steals 2B
t8 1-2 2 -2- R DET J. Delsing M. Garcia 24% 45% Single to LF; Bolling Scores
t8 2-2 2 1-- O DET H. Kuenn M. Garcia -5% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Ralph Branca facing 1-2-3
Ralph Branca replaces Chuck Kress (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Matt Batts replaces Johnny Pesky (PH) playing C batting 8th
b8 2-2 0 --- O CLE B. Avila R. Branca 4% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-2 1 --- O CLE D. Philley R. Branca 3% 47% Popfly: 3B
b8 2-2 2 --- CLE B. Glynn R. Branca -2% 45% Single to RF
b8 2-2 2 1-- CLE A. Rosen R. Branca -6% 39% Double to LF; Glynn to 3B
b8 2-2 2 -23 CLE L. Doby R. Branca -2% 37% Walk
Dale Mitchell pinch hits for Wally Westlake (LF) batting 6th
b8 2-2 2 123 O CLE D. Mitchell R. Branca 13% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 2.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 4-5-6
Bob Kennedy replaces Dale Mitchell (PH) playing LF batting 6th
t9 2-2 0 --- DET R. Boone M. Garcia 8% 58% Walk
t9 2-2 0 1-- DET W. Dropo M. Garcia 12% 70% Walk; Boone to 2B
t9 2-2 0 12- O DET A. Kaline M. Garcia -12% 58% Bunt Groundout: 1B-3B/Forceout at 3B; Dropo to 2B
t9 2-2 1 12- DET B. Tuttle M. Garcia 14% 72% Single to SS; Kaline to 2B; Dropo to 3B
t9 2-2 1 123 RO DET M. Batts M. Garcia 13% 85% Groundout: 3B-SS-1B; Dropo Scores; Kaline to 3B; Tuttle to 2B
t9 3-2 2 -23 O DET R. Branca M. Garcia -4% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Ralph Branca facing 7-8-9
b9 2-3 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland R. Branca 9% 89% Strikeout
Luke Easter pinch hits for Jim Hegan (C) batting 8th
b9 2-3 1 --- CLE L. Easter R. Branca -10% 80% Single to RF
Rocky Nelson pinch hits for Mike Garcia (P) batting 9th
Al Smith pinch runs for Luke Easter (PH) batting 8th
b9 2-3 1 1-- O CLE R. Nelson R. Branca 11% 91% Foul Flyball: 1B
b9 2-3 2 1-- O CLE B. Avila R. Branca 9% 100% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 2.

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