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1
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Tuesday, April 12, 1955,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 50,230, Time of Game: 2:16
White Sox
1
0-1
Lost 1 
6th, 1 GB
at Indians
5
1-0
Won 1 
1st
W: Bob Lemon (1-0)
L: Virgil Trucks (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  5  0
Indians         2  2  0   0  1  0   0  0  X    5  8  1

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chico Carrasquel SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.023 0.52 0.019 -0.043 -0.2 0 1
Nellie Fox 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .500 .750 1.250 0.020 0.60 0.053 -0.033 0.6 1 0 2B
Minnie Minoso LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 0.051 0.71 0.080 -0.029 0.8 2 0
George Kell 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.104 1.01 0.000 -0.104 -1.5 1 2
Jim Rivera CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.047 0.79 0.015 -0.062 -0.7 5 0
Walt Dropo 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.053 0.72 0.013 -0.065 -0.9 6 0
Willard Marshall RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.053 0.55 0.003 -0.056 -0.6 2 0
Sherm Lollar C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.031 0.30 0.007 -0.038 -0.4 7 0
   Johnny Groth PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Virgil Trucks P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.018 0.35 0.000 -0.018 -0.3 0 3
   Lloyd Merriman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.1
   Mike Fornieles P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Nieman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.012 0.43 0.000 -0.012 -0.4
Team Totals 33 1 5 1 3 3 36 .152 .222 .182 .404 -0.275 0.61 0.190 -0.465 -3.7 24 6
2B: N Fox (1, off B Lemon).
TB: N Fox 3; C Carrasquel; M Minoso; W Dropo.
RBI: M Minoso (1).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 8.

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Smith RF 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .500 .500 1.250 1.750 0.131 0.55 0.143 -0.012 1.4 2 0 HR
Bobby Avila 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 0.053 0.50 0.062 -0.010 0.5 1 2
Larry Doby CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.017 0.52 0.004 -0.021 -0.4 3 0 SH
Al Rosen 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.008 0.53 0.010 -0.019 -0.6 2 1
Ralph Kiner LF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .250 .250 1.000 1.250 -0.047 0.75 0.033 -0.081 -0.3 3 0 HR
Vic Wertz 1B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.148 0.78 0.156 -0.009 1.2 9 1
George Strickland SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.038 0.38 0.001 -0.039 -0.7 2 6
Jim Hegan C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.012 0.27 0.024 -0.012 -0.3 4 0
Bob Lemon P 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.006 0.43 0.007 -0.014 -0.1 1 1
Team Totals 31 5 8 5 3 6 35 .258 .324 .452 .775 0.228 0.53 0.440 -0.217 0.9 27 11
HR: A Smith (1, off V Trucks, 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF); R Kiner (1, off V Trucks, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: L Doby (1, off V Trucks).
TB: A Smith 5; R Kiner 4; B Avila; B Lemon; J Hegan; V Wertz; L Doby.
RBI: V Wertz 2 (2); A Smith 2 (2); R Kiner (1).
2-out RBI: V Wertz 2; R Kiner.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
E: V Wertz (1).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Virgil Trucks, L (0-1) 6 7 5 5 2 6 2 7.50 27 42 -0.236 0.68 -1.9
Mike Fornieles 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 8 0 0 0.010 0.08 1.0
Team Totals 8 8 5 5 3 6 2 5.62 35 42 0 0 -0.226 0.53 -0.9

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Lemon, W (1-0) 9 5 1 1 3 3 0 1.00 36 73 0.273 0.61 3.7
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 3 3 0 1.00 36 73 0.273 0.61 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: M Fornieles (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eddie Rommel, 1B - Joe Paparella, 2B - Jim Honochick, 3B - Frank Umont.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: 50,230.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Cleveland Indians
1 Chico Carrasquel SS 1 Al Smith RF
2 Nellie Fox 2B 2 Bobby Avila 2B
3 Minnie Minoso LF 3 Larry Doby CF
4 George Kell 3B 4 Al Rosen 3B
5 Jim Rivera CF 5 Ralph Kiner LF
6 Walt Dropo 1B 6 Vic Wertz 1B
7 Willard Marshall RF 7 George Strickland SS
8 Sherm Lollar C 8 Jim Hegan C
9 Virgil Trucks P 9 Bob Lemon P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 123 RR CLE V. Wertz V. Trucks 16% 73% Single to LF; Rosen to 2B; Avila Scores; Smith Scores
b2 2-0 1 -2- RR CLE A. Smith V. Trucks 11% 87% Home Run; Hegan Scores
b1 0-0 1 123 O CLE R. Kiner V. Trucks -7% 57% Strikeout
t6 0-5 0 12- R CHW M. Minoso B. Lemon -6% 84% Single to CF; Fox to 2B; Carrasquel Scores
b1 0-0 0 1-- CLE B. Avila V. Trucks 5% 64% Walk; Smith to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHW C. Carrasquel B. Lemon 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHW N. Fox B. Lemon 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHW M. Minoso B. Lemon 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CLE A. Smith V. Trucks 3% 58% Single to SS
b1 0-0 0 1-- CLE B. Avila V. Trucks 5% 64% Walk; Smith to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- O CLE L. Doby V. Trucks -0% 63% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Avila to 2B; Smith to 3B
b1 0-0 1 -23 CLE A. Rosen V. Trucks 1% 64% Walk
b1 0-0 1 123 O CLE R. Kiner V. Trucks -7% 57% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 123 RR CLE V. Wertz V. Trucks 16% 73% Single to LF; Rosen to 2B; Avila Scores; Smith Scores
b1 2-0 2 12- O CLE G. Strickland V. Trucks -3% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O CHW G. Kell B. Lemon 2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-2 1 --- O CHW J. Rivera B. Lemon 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-2 2 --- CHW W. Dropo B. Lemon -1% 72% Single to CF
t2 0-2 2 1-- O CHW W. Marshall B. Lemon 2% 75% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 8-9-1
b2 2-0 0 --- CLE J. Hegan V. Trucks 2% 77% Single to SS
b2 2-0 0 1-- O CLE B. Lemon V. Trucks -1% 76% Groundout: P-1B; Hegan to 2B
b2 2-0 1 -2- RR CLE A. Smith V. Trucks 11% 87% Home Run; Hegan Scores
b2 4-0 1 --- CLE B. Avila V. Trucks 1% 88% Single to 2B
b2 4-0 1 1-- O CLE L. Doby V. Trucks -1% 87% Strikeout
b2 4-0 2 1-- O CLE A. Rosen V. Trucks -1% 86% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Indians 4.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 8-9-1
t3 0-4 0 --- O CHW S. Lollar B. Lemon 2% 88% Strikeout
t3 0-4 1 --- O CHW V. Trucks B. Lemon 1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-4 2 --- O CHW C. Carrasquel B. Lemon 1% 89% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-0, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 5-6-7
b3 4-0 0 --- O CLE R. Kiner V. Trucks -1% 89% Strikeout Looking
b3 4-0 1 --- O CLE V. Wertz V. Trucks -1% 88% Flyball: LF
b3 4-0 2 --- O CLE G. Strickland V. Trucks -0% 88% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Indians 4.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 2-3-4
t4 0-4 0 --- O CHW N. Fox B. Lemon 2% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 0-4 1 --- CHW M. Minoso B. Lemon -2% 87% Walk
t4 0-4 1 1-- O CHW G. Kell B. Lemon 2% 90% Flyball: RF
t4 0-4 2 1-- CHW J. Rivera B. Lemon -2% 88% Walk; Minoso to 2B
t4 0-4 2 12- O CHW W. Dropo B. Lemon 3% 91% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-0, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 8-9-1
b4 4-0 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan V. Trucks -1% 90% Flyball: CF
b4 4-0 1 --- CLE B. Lemon V. Trucks 1% 91% Single to CF
b4 4-0 1 1-- O CLE A. Smith V. Trucks -1% 90% Flyball: CF
b4 4-0 2 1-- O CLE B. Avila V. Trucks -1% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Indians 4.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 7-8-9
t5 0-4 0 --- O CHW W. Marshall B. Lemon 2% 91% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 0-4 1 --- O CHW S. Lollar B. Lemon 1% 92% Lineout: LF
t5 0-4 2 --- O CHW V. Trucks B. Lemon 1% 93% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-0, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 3-4-5
b5 4-0 0 --- O CLE L. Doby V. Trucks -1% 93% Foul Flyball: RF
b5 4-0 1 --- O CLE A. Rosen V. Trucks -0% 92% Strikeout
b5 4-0 2 --- R CLE R. Kiner V. Trucks 3% 95% Home Run
b5 5-0 2 --- O CLE V. Wertz V. Trucks -0% 95% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Indians 5.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
t6 0-5 0 --- CHW C. Carrasquel B. Lemon -2% 93% Single to LF
t6 0-5 0 1-- CHW N. Fox B. Lemon -3% 90% Single to RF; Carrasquel to 2B
t6 0-5 0 12- R CHW M. Minoso B. Lemon -6% 84% Single to CF; Fox to 2B; Carrasquel Scores
t6 1-5 0 12- O CHW G. Kell B. Lemon 5% 88% Flyball: LF
t6 1-5 1 12- O CHW J. Rivera B. Lemon 4% 92% Flyball: CF
t6 1-5 2 12- O CHW W. Dropo B. Lemon 3% 95% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 1, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-1, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 7-8-9
b6 5-1 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland V. Trucks -0% 95% Lineout: RF
b6 5-1 1 --- O CLE J. Hegan V. Trucks -0% 94% Strikeout
b6 5-1 2 --- O CLE B. Lemon V. Trucks -0% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Indians 5.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 7-8-9
t7 1-5 0 --- O CHW W. Marshall B. Lemon 2% 96% Foul Flyball: 3B
t7 1-5 1 --- O CHW S. Lollar B. Lemon 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
Lloyd Merriman pinch hits for Virgil Trucks (P) batting 9th
t7 1-5 2 --- O CHW L. Merriman B. Lemon 0% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-1, White Sox' Mike Fornieles facing 1-2-3
Mike Fornieles replaces Lloyd Merriman (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-1 0 --- O CLE A. Smith M. Fornieles -0% 97% Flyball: 3B
b7 5-1 1 --- O CLE B. Avila M. Fornieles -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 5-1 2 --- CLE L. Doby M. Fornieles 0% 97% Single to CF
b7 5-1 2 1-- CLE A. Rosen M. Fornieles 0% 97% Wild Pitch; Doby to 2B
b7 5-1 2 -2- O CLE A. Rosen M. Fornieles -0% 96% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Indians 5.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
t8 1-5 0 --- O CHW C. Carrasquel B. Lemon 1% 98% Lineout: 3B
t8 1-5 1 --- CHW N. Fox B. Lemon -2% 96% Double to RF
t8 1-5 1 -2- O CHW M. Minoso B. Lemon 2% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-5 2 -2- O CHW G. Kell B. Lemon 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-1, White Sox' Mike Fornieles facing 5-6-7
b8 5-1 0 --- O CLE R. Kiner M. Fornieles -0% 99% Foul Flyball: C
b8 5-1 1 --- O CLE V. Wertz M. Fornieles -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 5-1 2 --- CLE G. Strickland M. Fornieles 0% 99% Walk
b8 5-1 2 1-- O CLE J. Hegan M. Fornieles -0% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Indians 5.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 5-6-7
t9 1-5 0 --- O CHW J. Rivera B. Lemon 1% 99% Flyball: SS
t9 1-5 1 --- O CHW W. Dropo B. Lemon 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 1-5 2 --- CHW W. Marshall B. Lemon -0% 100% Walk
t9 1-5 2 1-- CHW S. Lollar B. Lemon -1% 99% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to 3B); Marshall to 2B
Bob Nieman pinch hits for Mike Fornieles (P) batting 9th
Johnny Groth pinch runs for Sherm Lollar (C) batting 8th
t9 1-5 2 12- O CHW B. Nieman B. Lemon 1% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. White Sox 1, Indians 5.

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