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@CHW
9
8
 
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@CHW
3
6
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@CLE
0
2
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@CLE
1
2
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@DET
6
1
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@KCA
10
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4
3
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0
7
Sunday, May 1, 1955,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:04
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Red Sox
0
8-9
 Lost 3 
6th, 3½ GB
at Indians
2
10-6
 Won 2 
1st
W: Bob Feller (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  1  0
Indians         0  1  0   0  0  1   0  0  X    2  8  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Goodman 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .373 .350 .723 -0.111 1.05 0.000 -0.111 -0.9 6 1
Grady Hatton 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .118 .211 .176 .387 0.001 0.72 0.046 -0.045 0.0 2 1
Faye Throneberry LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .344 .406 .689 1.094 0.026 1.20 0.071 -0.045 0.3 1 0
Sammy White C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .297 .366 .500 .866 -0.118 1.43 0.040 -0.158 -1.1 7 0 GDP
Norm Zauchin 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .200 .265 .311 .576 -0.140 1.37 0.000 -0.140 -1.1 3 0 GDP
Jackie Jensen RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .212 .268 .379 .646 -0.082 1.05 0.000 -0.082 -0.6 1 0
Billy Klaus SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .286 .000 .286 -0.074 0.98 0.000 -0.074 -0.6 2 3
Jim Piersall CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .203 .284 .322 .606 0.000 0.61 0.029 -0.029 0.0 1 0 HBP
Frank Sullivan P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .222 .300 .444 .744 -0.060 1.42 0.000 -0.060 -0.5 1 0 SH
   Harry Agganis PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .333 .333 .667 -0.040 1.53 0.000 -0.040 -0.2
Team Totals 26 0 1 0 1 2 29 .038 .107 .038 .146 -0.598 1.08 0.186 -0.784 -4.7 24 5
SH: F Sullivan (4, off B Feller).
HBP: J Piersall (1, by B Feller).
TB: S White.
GIDP: N Zauchin (2); S White (2).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 3.

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 0 0 0 1 2 5 .254 .375 .388 .763 -0.062 0.72 0.006 -0.068 -0.9 3 0
Bobby Avila 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .323 .434 .452 .886 -0.046 0.61 0.023 -0.069 -0.9 7 2 2B
Vic Wertz 1B 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .306 .457 .528 .984 0.020 0.60 0.031 -0.011 0.1 2 0 IW
   Joe Altobelli 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .273 .286 .558 -0.007 0.24 0.000 -0.007 -0.2 1 0
Al Rosen 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .237 .365 .458 .822 -0.007 0.87 0.037 -0.044 0.1 3 1
Larry Doby CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .273 .319 .409 .729 -0.066 1.25 0.037 -0.103 -0.9 2 0
Ralph Kiner LF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .218 .397 .436 .834 0.088 0.84 0.104 -0.015 1.2 5 0 2B
George Strickland SS 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .200 .355 .360 .715 -0.039 1.14 0.016 -0.055 -0.4 0 1
Jim Hegan C 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .194 .286 .333 .619 0.094 1.27 0.149 -0.055 0.4 2 0 3B
Bob Feller P 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.072 0.68 0.009 -0.081 -0.7 2 1
Team Totals 32 2 8 2 7 7 39 .250 .385 .375 .760 -0.097 0.86 0.412 -0.508 -2.1 27 5
2B: B Avila (3, off F Sullivan); R Kiner (3, off F Sullivan).
3B: J Hegan (1, off F Sullivan).
IBB: V Wertz (1, by F Sullivan).
TB: R Kiner 3; J Hegan 3; B Avila 2; B Feller; A Rosen; L Doby; V Wertz.
RBI: J Hegan 2 (5).
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Strickland-B Avila-V Wertz; A Rosen-B Avila-V Wertz.
E: V Wertz (4).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Sullivan, L (2-3) 8 8 2 2 7 7 0 3.25 39 58 0.097 0.86 2.1
Team Totals 8 8 2 2 7 7 0 2.25 39 58 0.097 0.86 2.1

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Feller, W (1-1) 9 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.21 29 86 0.597 1.08 4.7
Team Totals 9 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 29 86 0.597 1.08 4.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Feller (1; J Piersall).
IBB: F Sullivan (1; V Wertz).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Napp, 1B - Bill Grieve, 2B - John Rice, 3B - Johnny Stevens.
Time of Game: 2:04.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Cleveland Indians
1 Billy Goodman 2B 1 Al Smith RF
2 Grady Hatton 3B 2 Bobby Avila 2B
3 Faye Throneberry LF 3 Vic Wertz 1B
4 Sammy White C 4 Al Rosen 3B
5 Norm Zauchin 1B 5 Larry Doby CF
6 Jackie Jensen RF 6 Ralph Kiner LF
7 Billy Klaus SS 7 George Strickland SS
8 Jim Piersall CF 8 Jim Hegan C
9 Frank Sullivan P 9 Bob Feller P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-0 1 1-- R CLE J. Hegan F. Sullivan 14% 88% Triple to LF; Kiner Scores
t4 0-1 0 12- OO BOS S. White B. Feller 13% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Hatton to 3B
t7 0-2 1 1-- OO BOS N. Zauchin B. Feller 8% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t4 0-1 0 1-- BOS F. Throneberry B. Feller -7% 51% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Hatton to 2B
b5 1-0 2 123 O CLE L. Doby F. Sullivan -7% 66% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Feller facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS B. Goodman B. Feller 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O BOS G. Hatton B. Feller 2% 54% Flyball: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- O BOS F. Throneberry B. Feller 1% 55% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Smith F. Sullivan -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE B. Avila F. Sullivan -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- CLE V. Wertz F. Sullivan 1% 52% Single to CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CLE A. Rosen F. Sullivan -2% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Feller facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS S. White B. Feller 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O BOS N. Zauchin B. Feller 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- O BOS J. Jensen B. Feller 1% 55% Flyball: P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- CLE L. Doby F. Sullivan 4% 59% Single to 2B
b2 0-0 0 1-- CLE R. Kiner F. Sullivan 6% 64% Walk; Doby to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- O CLE G. Strickland F. Sullivan -2% 62% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Doby to 3B
b2 0-0 1 1-3 RO CLE J. Hegan F. Sullivan 1% 63% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Doby Scores
b2 1-0 2 1-- O CLE B. Feller F. Sullivan -2% 61% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Bob Feller facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O BOS B. Klaus B. Feller 3% 64% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 1 --- BOS J. Piersall B. Feller -3% 61% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-1 1 1-- O BOS F. Sullivan B. Feller 2% 63% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Piersall to 2B
t3 0-1 2 -2- O BOS B. Goodman B. Feller 4% 67% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O CLE A. Smith F. Sullivan -2% 65% Flyball: SS
b3 1-0 1 --- O CLE B. Avila F. Sullivan -2% 63% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 --- CLE V. Wertz F. Sullivan 1% 64% Walk
b3 1-0 2 1-- O CLE A. Rosen F. Sullivan -2% 62% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Bob Feller facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- BOS G. Hatton B. Feller -5% 58% Walk
t4 0-1 0 1-- BOS F. Throneberry B. Feller -7% 51% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Hatton to 2B
t4 0-1 0 12- OO BOS S. White B. Feller 13% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Hatton to 3B
t4 0-1 2 --3 O BOS N. Zauchin B. Feller 5% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 5-6-7
b4 1-0 0 --- O CLE L. Doby F. Sullivan -2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- O CLE R. Kiner F. Sullivan -2% 65% Flyball: 2B
b4 1-0 2 --- CLE G. Strickland F. Sullivan 1% 66% Walk
b4 1-0 2 1-- O CLE J. Hegan F. Sullivan -2% 64% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Bob Feller facing 6-7-8
t5 0-1 0 --- O BOS J. Jensen B. Feller 3% 67% Lineout: 3B
t5 0-1 1 --- O BOS B. Klaus B. Feller 2% 69% Flyball: RF
t5 0-1 2 --- O BOS J. Piersall B. Feller 1% 71% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 9-1-2
b5 1-0 0 --- O CLE B. Feller F. Sullivan -2% 69% Strikeout
b5 1-0 1 --- O CLE A. Smith F. Sullivan -2% 67% Strikeout
b5 1-0 2 --- CLE B. Avila F. Sullivan 2% 69% Double to LF
b5 1-0 2 -2- CLE V. Wertz F. Sullivan 1% 70% Intentional Walk
b5 1-0 2 12- CLE A. Rosen F. Sullivan 3% 73% Walk; Avila to 3B; Wertz to 2B
b5 1-0 2 123 O CLE L. Doby F. Sullivan -7% 66% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Bob Feller facing 9-1-2
t6 0-1 0 --- O BOS F. Sullivan B. Feller 4% 70% Strikeout
t6 0-1 1 --- O BOS B. Goodman B. Feller 3% 72% Flyball: 2B
t6 0-1 2 --- O BOS G. Hatton B. Feller 2% 74% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 6-7-8
b6 1-0 0 --- CLE R. Kiner F. Sullivan 3% 77% Single to LF
b6 1-0 0 1-- O CLE G. Strickland F. Sullivan -3% 74% Strikeout
b6 1-0 1 1-- R CLE J. Hegan F. Sullivan 14% 88% Triple to LF; Kiner Scores
b6 2-0 1 --3 O CLE B. Feller F. Sullivan -4% 84% Flyball: P
b6 2-0 2 --3 CLE A. Smith F. Sullivan 1% 84% Walk
b6 2-0 2 1-3 O CLE B. Avila F. Sullivan -3% 81% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Bob Feller facing 3-4-5
t7 0-2 0 --- O BOS F. Throneberry B. Feller 3% 85% Foul Flyball: 3B
t7 0-2 1 --- BOS S. White B. Feller -4% 81% Single to CF
t7 0-2 1 1-- OO BOS N. Zauchin B. Feller 8% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 3-4-5
b7 2-0 0 --- O CLE V. Wertz F. Sullivan -1% 88% Flyball: 3B
b7 2-0 1 --- CLE A. Rosen F. Sullivan 1% 89% Single to RF
b7 2-0 1 1-- O CLE L. Doby F. Sullivan -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 2-0 2 1-- CLE R. Kiner F. Sullivan 2% 89% Double to LF; Doby to 3B
b7 2-0 2 -23 CLE G. Strickland F. Sullivan 0% 89% Walk
b7 2-0 2 123 O CLE J. Hegan F. Sullivan -3% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Bob Feller facing 6-7-8
Joe Altobelli replaces Vic Wertz playing 1B batting 3rd
t8 0-2 0 --- O BOS J. Jensen B. Feller 4% 90% Flyball: LF
t8 0-2 1 --- O BOS B. Klaus B. Feller 2% 92% Flyball: P
t8 0-2 2 --- O BOS J. Piersall B. Feller 1% 94% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 9-1-2
b8 2-0 0 --- CLE B. Feller F. Sullivan 1% 95% Single to LF
b8 2-0 0 1-- O CLE A. Smith F. Sullivan -1% 94% Flyball: 1B
b8 2-0 1 1-- O CLE B. Avila F. Sullivan -1% 93% Strikeout
b8 2-0 2 1-- O CLE J. Altobelli F. Sullivan -1% 92% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Bob Feller facing 9-1-2
Harry Agganis pinch hits for Frank Sullivan (P) batting 9th
t9 0-2 0 --- O BOS H. Agganis B. Feller 4% 96% Flyball: RF
t9 0-2 1 --- O BOS B. Goodman B. Feller 2% 99% Flyball: RF
t9 0-2 2 --- O BOS G. Hatton B. Feller 1% 100% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 2.

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