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Scores
Standings
WSH
@BAL
0
3
DET
@CLE
3
0
CHW
@KCA
29
6
BOS
@NYY
2
7
NYG
@BRO
1
3
CIN
@CHC
0
1
STL
@MLN
4
5
 
(12)
PIT
@PHI
0
8
Saturday, April 23, 1955,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 6,737, Time of Game: 2:27
Tigers
3
4-5
 Won 1 
6th, 2½ GB
at Indians
0
6-4
 Lost 1 
3rd, 1 GB
W: Billy Hoeft (1-1)
L: Mike Garcia (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  1  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    3 11  0
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harvey Kuenn SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .359 .395 .615 1.011 0.062 0.64 0.087 -0.025 0.3 3 3
Fred Hatfield 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .273 .415 .424 .839 0.018 0.77 0.087 -0.069 -0.1 1 1
Al Kaline RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .447 .463 .895 1.358 -0.173 0.87 0.013 -0.186 -1.9 2 0 SB
Ferris Fain 1B 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .222 .440 .222 .662 0.084 0.92 0.116 -0.032 1.2 6 1
Ray Boone 3B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .182 .308 .364 .671 0.153 0.90 0.187 -0.034 1.2 0 1 HR
Jim Delsing LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .320 .452 .440 .892 -0.021 0.66 0.027 -0.047 0.1 3 0
Bill Tuttle CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .156 .263 .188 .451 0.019 0.59 0.039 -0.020 0.5 5 0
Red Wilson C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .231 .333 .462 .795 -0.118 0.70 0.000 -0.118 -2.7 6 1 2·GDP
Billy Hoeft P 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.006 0.47 0.034 -0.029 -0.3 1 1
Team Totals 35 3 11 3 3 5 38 .314 .368 .400 .768 0.030 0.73 0.590 -0.560 -1.7 27 8
HR: R Boone (2, off M Garcia, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: R Boone 5; H Kuenn 2; J Delsing 2; B Tuttle; F Fain; F Hatfield; A Kaline; B Hoeft.
GIDP: R Wilson 2 (2).
RBI: R Boone 2 (4); F Fain (1).
2-out RBI: F Fain; R Boone.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Fain-H Kuenn-B Hoeft.
Baserunning
SB: A Kaline (1, 2nd base off 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
Al Smith RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .317 .417 .512 .929 -0.016 0.89 0.047 -0.063 -0.3 2 1
Bobby Avila 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .308 .413 .385 .798 -0.084 0.87 0.000 -0.084 -0.8 2 4
Larry Doby CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .275 .333 .425 .758 -0.057 0.79 0.012 -0.069 -0.5 3 0
Al Rosen 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .243 .348 .514 .861 -0.045 0.79 0.019 -0.064 -0.4 1 2
Ralph Kiner LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .235 .400 .471 .871 -0.092 0.89 0.000 -0.092 -1.0 2 0
Joe Altobelli 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.036 0.69 0.000 -0.036 -0.4 8 0
   Hank Foiles PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .571 .667 1.238 -0.018 0.72 0.000 -0.018 -0.2
   Dale Mitchell 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
George Strickland SS 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 .257 .366 .486 .852 0.023 0.71 0.049 -0.026 0.2 1 4 2B
Jim Hegan C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .143 .240 .286 .526 -0.009 1.03 0.040 -0.049 -0.1 6 0
Mike Garcia P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .333 .429 .333 .762 -0.108 1.29 0.000 -0.108 -1.0 0 3 GDP
   Hank Majeski PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.028 1.08 0.000 -0.028 -0.2
   Bill Wight P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 0 3 0 3 6 32 .103 .188 .138 .325 -0.470 0.87 0.167 -0.637 -4.7 27 14
2B: G Strickland (3, off B Hoeft).
TB: G Strickland 2; A Rosen; L Doby.
GIDP: M Garcia (1).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 3. G Strickland-B Avila-J Altobelli; G Strickland-B Avila-D Mitchell; A Smith-J Hegan.
Outfield Assists: A Smith (H Kuenn at 3rd base).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Billy Hoeft, W (1-1) 9 3 0 0 3 6 0 1.74 32 84 0.471 0.87 4.7
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 3 6 0 0.00 32 84 0.471 0.87 4.7

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Garcia, L (1-2) 8 11 3 3 3 4 1 5.40 35 49 -0.038 0.78 1.1
Bill Wight 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.009 0.11 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 3 3 3 5 1 3.00 38 49 0 0 -0.029 0.73 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Summers, 1B - Eddie Hurley, 2B - Hank Soar, 3B - Ed Runge.
Time of Game: 2:27.
Attendance: 6,737.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Cleveland Indians
1 Harvey Kuenn SS 1 Al Smith RF
2 Fred Hatfield 2B 2 Bobby Avila 2B
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Larry Doby CF
4 Ferris Fain 1B 4 Al Rosen 3B
5 Ray Boone 3B 5 Ralph Kiner LF
6 Jim Delsing LF 6 Joe Altobelli 1B
7 Bill Tuttle CF 7 George Strickland SS
8 Red Wilson C 8 Jim Hegan C
9 Billy Hoeft P 9 Mike Garcia P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 0 1-3 OO DET A. Kaline M. Garcia -14% 48% Fly Ball Double Play: RF-C; Hatfield to 2B
t2 0-0 0 --- R DET R. Boone M. Garcia 10% 60% Home Run
t3 1-0 2 12- R DET F. Fain M. Garcia 10% 71% Single to RF; Hoeft Scores; Kuenn to 2B
b2 0-1 1 12- OO CLE M. Garcia B. Hoeft 10% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
t1 0-0 0 1-- DET F. Hatfield M. Garcia 9% 62% Single to RF; Kuenn to 3B

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 --- DET H. Kuenn M. Garcia 4% 54% Single to P/Bunt
t1 0-0 0 1-- DET F. Hatfield M. Garcia 9% 62% Single to RF; Kuenn to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 OO DET A. Kaline M. Garcia -14% 48% Fly Ball Double Play: RF-C; Hatfield to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O DET F. Fain M. Garcia -3% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Smith B. Hoeft 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft 2% 49% Groundout: C-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- CLE L. Doby B. Hoeft -1% 48% Single to CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- CLE A. Rosen B. Hoeft -2% 46% Single to LF; Doby to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- O CLE R. Kiner B. Hoeft 4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- R DET R. Boone M. Garcia 10% 60% Home Run
t2 1-0 0 --- O DET J. Delsing M. Garcia -2% 58% Flyball: LF
t2 1-0 1 --- DET B. Tuttle M. Garcia 2% 60% Single to LF
t2 1-0 1 1-- OO DET R. Wilson M. Garcia -5% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- O CLE J. Altobelli B. Hoeft 3% 58% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 --- CLE G. Strickland B. Hoeft -3% 55% Walk
b2 0-1 1 1-- CLE J. Hegan B. Hoeft -4% 51% Walk; Strickland to 2B
b2 0-1 1 12- OO CLE M. Garcia B. Hoeft 10% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- DET B. Hoeft M. Garcia 3% 65% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t3 1-0 0 1-- DET H. Kuenn M. Garcia 5% 70% Single to CF; Hoeft to 2B
t3 1-0 0 12- O DET F. Hatfield M. Garcia -5% 65% Strikeout
t3 1-0 1 12- O DET A. Kaline M. Garcia -4% 60% Strikeout
t3 1-0 2 12- R DET F. Fain M. Garcia 10% 71% Single to RF; Hoeft Scores; Kuenn to 2B
t3 2-0 2 12- R DET R. Boone M. Garcia 8% 79% Single to LF; Kuenn Scores; Fain to 2B
t3 3-0 2 12- O DET J. Delsing M. Garcia -3% 76% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 1-2-3
b3 0-3 0 --- O CLE A. Smith B. Hoeft 2% 79% Strikeout
b3 0-3 1 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft 2% 80% Flyball: SS
b3 0-3 2 --- O CLE L. Doby B. Hoeft 1% 81% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 7-8-9
t4 3-0 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle M. Garcia -1% 80% Flyball: CF
t4 3-0 1 --- O DET R. Wilson M. Garcia -1% 79% Foul Flyball: 1B
t4 3-0 2 --- O DET B. Hoeft M. Garcia -1% 78% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 4-5-6
b4 0-3 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen B. Hoeft 3% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-3 1 --- O CLE R. Kiner B. Hoeft 2% 83% Flyball: CF
b4 0-3 2 --- O CLE J. Altobelli B. Hoeft 1% 84% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
t5 3-0 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn M. Garcia -1% 82% Foul Flyball: 3B
t5 3-0 1 --- O DET F. Hatfield M. Garcia -1% 81% Strikeout
t5 3-0 2 --- DET A. Kaline M. Garcia 1% 82% Single to CF
t5 3-0 2 1-- DET F. Fain M. Garcia 1% 83% Kaline Steals 2B
t5 3-0 2 -2- DET F. Fain M. Garcia 0% 83% Walk
t5 3-0 2 12- O DET R. Boone M. Garcia -2% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 7-8-9
b5 0-3 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland B. Hoeft 3% 83% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-3 1 --- O CLE J. Hegan B. Hoeft 2% 85% Groundout: P-1B
b5 0-3 2 --- O CLE M. Garcia B. Hoeft 1% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 6-7-8
t6 3-0 0 --- DET J. Delsing M. Garcia 2% 88% Single to RF
t6 3-0 0 1-- O DET B. Tuttle M. Garcia -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-2B-1B; Delsing to 2B
t6 3-0 1 -2- O DET R. Wilson M. Garcia -2% 85% Flyball: RF
t6 3-0 2 -2- O DET B. Hoeft M. Garcia -2% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 1-2-3
b6 0-3 0 --- CLE A. Smith B. Hoeft -5% 79% Walk
b6 0-3 0 1-- O CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft 4% 83% Flyball: CF
b6 0-3 1 1-- O CLE L. Doby B. Hoeft 3% 87% Strikeout
b6 0-3 2 1-- O CLE A. Rosen B. Hoeft 3% 89% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
t7 3-0 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn M. Garcia -1% 88% Flyball: CF
t7 3-0 1 --- O DET F. Hatfield M. Garcia -1% 88% Groundout: P-1B
t7 3-0 2 --- O DET A. Kaline M. Garcia -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 5-6-7
b7 0-3 0 --- O CLE R. Kiner B. Hoeft 3% 90% Flyball: CF
Hank Foiles pinch hits for Joe Altobelli (1B) batting 6th
b7 0-3 1 --- O CLE H. Foiles B. Hoeft 2% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-3 2 --- CLE G. Strickland B. Hoeft -2% 90% Double to RF
b7 0-3 2 -2- O CLE J. Hegan B. Hoeft 3% 93% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 4-5-6
Dale Mitchell replaces Hank Foiles (PH) playing 1B batting 6th
t8 3-0 0 --- DET F. Fain M. Garcia 1% 94% Walk
t8 3-0 0 1-- O DET R. Boone M. Garcia -1% 93% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 3-0 1 1-- DET J. Delsing M. Garcia 1% 94% Single to LF; Boone to 2B
t8 3-0 1 12- DET B. Tuttle M. Garcia 2% 95% Walk; Boone to 3B; Delsing to 2B
t8 3-0 1 123 OO DET R. Wilson M. Garcia -4% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 9-1-2
Hank Majeski pinch hits for Mike Garcia (P) batting 9th
b8 0-3 0 --- O CLE H. Majeski B. Hoeft 3% 94% Flyball: 2B
b8 0-3 1 --- O CLE A. Smith B. Hoeft 2% 96% Flyball: CF
b8 0-3 2 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft 1% 97% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Bill Wight facing 9-1-2
Bill Wight replaces Hank Majeski (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-0 0 --- O DET B. Hoeft B. Wight -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-0 1 --- O DET H. Kuenn B. Wight -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 3-0 2 --- O DET F. Hatfield B. Wight -0% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 3-4-5
b9 0-3 0 --- O CLE L. Doby B. Hoeft 2% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 0-3 1 --- O CLE A. Rosen B. Hoeft 1% 100% Flyball: LF
b9 0-3 2 --- O CLE R. Kiner B. Hoeft 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.

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