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Scores
Standings
DET
@CHW
7
8
KCA
@CLE
5
7
BAL
@NYY
2
3
BOS
@WSH
2
6
STL
@CIN
4
7
CHC
@MLN
1
6
BRO
@PHI
2
3
NYG
@PIT
14
9
 
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Saturday, August 20, 1955,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 16,693, Time of Game: 2:18
Athletics
5
49-73
 Lost 2 
6th, 25½ GB
at Indians
7
73-48
 Won 3 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Art Houtteman (10-5)
L: Cloyd Boyer (5-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  2  0   2  1  0   0  0  0    5  8  0
Indians         3  0  2   0  0  0   2  0  X    7  8  1

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vic Power 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .313 .345 .492 .836 -0.094 1.42 0.035 -0.129 -0.6 5 2
Hector Lopez 3B 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .280 .320 .390 .710 0.057 1.15 0.138 -0.081 0.3 1 0 HR
Gus Zernial LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .248 .299 .489 .788 -0.114 0.90 0.000 -0.114 -1.0 3 0 GDP
Harry Simpson CF 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 .317 .371 .460 .832 0.086 1.01 0.123 -0.038 1.0 3 0 2B
Bill Renna RF 2 2 1 1 2 0 4 .227 .317 .384 .702 0.148 1.32 0.173 -0.025 1.6 3 0
Clete Boyer 2B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .393 .393 .429 .821 0.064 1.69 0.194 -0.130 1.0 0 0 GDP
Joe DeMaestri SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .247 .282 .319 .601 -0.177 1.71 0.000 -0.177 -1.4 3 4
Joe Astroth C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .213 .329 .280 .609 -0.135 1.40 0.000 -0.135 -1.1 5 0
Art Ceccarelli P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .034 .034 .034 .069 -0.025 0.86 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 1
   Elmer Valo PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .367 .465 .498 .963 0.113 1.92 0.113 0.000 1.1
   Cloyd Boyer P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .069 .129 .069 .198 -0.017 0.66 0.000 -0.017 -0.1 0 1
   Bill Harrington P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .167 .397 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Enos Slaughter PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .304 .392 .397 .790 -0.012 0.45 0.000 -0.012 -0.1
Team Totals 34 5 8 5 2 8 36 .235 .278 .353 .631 -0.106 1.29 0.776 -0.883 0.3 24 8
2B: H Simpson (14, off E Wynn).
HR: H Lopez (9, off A Houtteman, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: H Lopez 4; H Simpson 3; C Boyer 2; E Valo; V Power; B Renna.
GIDP: C Boyer (1); G Zernial (15).
RBI: C Boyer 2 (6); E Valo (32); H Lopez (45); B Renna (23).
2-out RBI: E Valo.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. V Power-J DeMaestri-V Power.

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Smith 3B-RF 2 1 0 0 1 0 5 .304 .405 .471 .876 0.052 0.90 0.098 -0.045 0.5 1 1 2·HBP
Bobby Avila 2B 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 .266 .370 .381 .751 -0.019 1.11 0.062 -0.081 0.3 2 1
Gene Woodling RF-LF 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .266 .355 .391 .745 0.078 1.26 0.174 -0.095 -0.1 1 0 2B
Ralph Kiner LF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .249 .368 .439 .807 -0.248 1.73 0.000 -0.248 -2.0 0 0
   Ferris Fain 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .274 .450 .353 .803 -0.012 0.48 0.000 -0.012 -0.4 1 0
Vic Wertz 1B 4 1 3 3 0 0 4 .253 .331 .486 .817 0.395 1.68 0.421 -0.026 2.8 7 1 2B
   Sam Dente PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .321 .295 .615 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Larry Doby CF 2 1 1 1 2 0 4 .291 .369 .468 .837 0.071 1.09 0.140 -0.069 1.0 2 0 3B,GDP
George Strickland SS 3 0 2 3 1 0 4 .212 .307 .291 .597 0.195 1.38 0.229 -0.034 2.8 3 4 3B
Jim Hegan C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .218 .297 .362 .659 -0.105 0.99 0.000 -0.105 -1.8 9 0
Early Wynn P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .186 .240 .271 .511 -0.020 0.78 0.000 -0.020 -0.2 0 0
   Art Houtteman P 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .121 .194 .121 .316 0.009 0.59 0.033 -0.024 0.0 1 2
Team Totals 31 7 8 7 7 4 40 .258 .425 .452 .877 0.396 1.17 1.157 -0.759 2.9 27 10
2B: G Woodling (18, off C Boyer); V Wertz (11, off C Boyer).
3B: L Doby (3, off A Ceccarelli); G Strickland (5, off A Ceccarelli).
HBP: A Smith 2 (13, 1 by B Harrington, 1 by C Boyer).
TB: G Strickland 4; V Wertz 4; L Doby 3; G Woodling 3.
GIDP: L Doby (7).
RBI: V Wertz 3 (54); G Strickland 3 (33); L Doby (58).
2-out RBI: V Wertz 3; G Strickland 3; L Doby.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Houtteman-G Strickland-V Wertz; A Smith-B Avila-V Wertz.
E: B Avila (10).

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Art Ceccarelli 3 5 5 5 3 2 0 5.18 17 28 -0.329 1.16 -3.4
Cloyd Boyer, L (5-5) 3.2 3 2 2 3 1 0 6.39 17 0 0 -0.114 1.41 -0.7
Bill Harrington 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.47 6 3 0 0.047 0.51 1.3
Team Totals 8 8 7 7 7 4 0 7.88 40 28 3 0 -0.396 1.17 -2.9

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Early Wynn 3.2 6 4 2 1 4 0 2.95 18 40 -0.206 1.34 -2.4
Art Houtteman, W (10-5) 5.1 2 1 1 1 4 1 3.41 18 2 0 0.311 1.23 2.1
Team Totals 9 8 5 3 2 8 1 3.00 36 40 2 0 0.105 1.29 -0.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Harrington (2; A Smith); C Boyer (7; A Smith).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Charlie Berry, 1B - Bill McKinley, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - Nestor Chylak.
Time of Game: 2:18.
Attendance: 16,693.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Athletics         Cleveland Indians
1 Vic Power 1B 1 Al Smith 3B
2 Hector Lopez 3B 2 Bobby Avila 2B
3 Gus Zernial LF 3 Gene Woodling RF
4 Harry Simpson CF 4 Ralph Kiner LF
5 Bill Renna RF 5 Vic Wertz 1B
6 Clete Boyer 2B 6 Larry Doby CF
7 Joe DeMaestri SS 7 George Strickland SS
8 Joe Astroth C 8 Jim Hegan C
9 Art Ceccarelli P 9 Early Wynn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 5-5 2 1-3 RR CLE V. Wertz C. Boyer 29% 88% Double to CF; Woodling Scores; Kiner Scores
b7 5-5 1 -23 O CLE R. Kiner C. Boyer -14% 59% Fielder's Choice SS; Smith out at Hm/SS-C; Woodling to 3B
b7 5-5 1 1-- CLE G. Woodling C. Boyer 14% 73% Double to RF; Smith to 3B
b1 1-0 2 123 RR CLE G. Strickland A. Ceccarelli 14% 80% Single to CF; Doby to 3B; Wertz Scores; Avila Scores
t5 4-5 0 --- R KCA H. Lopez A. Houtteman -14% 50% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCA V. Power E. Wynn -4% 46% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O KCA H. Lopez E. Wynn 3% 50% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO KCA G. Zernial E. Wynn 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Art Ceccarelli facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CLE A. Smith A. Ceccarelli 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- CLE B. Avila A. Ceccarelli 5% 64% Walk; Smith to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- O CLE G. Woodling A. Ceccarelli -5% 59% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 12- O CLE R. Kiner A. Ceccarelli -4% 54% Flyball: SS
b1 0-0 2 12- R CLE V. Wertz A. Ceccarelli 10% 64% Single to 2B; Avila to 2B; Smith Scores
b1 1-0 2 12- CLE L. Doby A. Ceccarelli 2% 66% Walk; Avila to 3B; Wertz to 2B
b1 1-0 2 123 RR CLE G. Strickland A. Ceccarelli 14% 80% Single to CF; Doby to 3B; Wertz Scores; Avila Scores
b1 3-0 2 1-3 O CLE J. Hegan A. Ceccarelli -3% 78% Strikeout
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Early Wynn facing 4-5-6
t2 0-3 0 --- KCA H. Simpson E. Wynn -5% 72% Double to LF
t2 0-3 0 -2- R KCA B. Renna E. Wynn -7% 66% Single to CF; Simpson Scores
t2 1-3 0 1-- R KCA C. Boyer E. Wynn -10% 56% Single to LF; Renna Scores
t2 2-3 0 1-- O KCA J. DeMaestri E. Wynn 4% 60% Flyball: 1B
t2 2-3 1 1-- O KCA J. Astroth E. Wynn 3% 63% Flyball: SS
t2 2-3 2 1-- O KCA A. Ceccarelli E. Wynn 2% 66% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Athletics' Art Ceccarelli facing 9-1-2
b2 3-2 0 --- O CLE E. Wynn A. Ceccarelli -2% 64% Lineout: SS
b2 3-2 1 --- O CLE A. Smith A. Ceccarelli -1% 62% Flyball: RF
b2 3-2 2 --- O CLE B. Avila A. Ceccarelli -1% 61% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Indians 3.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Early Wynn facing 1-2-3
t3 2-3 0 --- O KCA V. Power E. Wynn 3% 64% Flyball: C
t3 2-3 1 --- O KCA H. Lopez E. Wynn 2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-3 2 --- O KCA G. Zernial E. Wynn 1% 67% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Athletics' Art Ceccarelli facing 3-4-5
b3 3-2 0 --- CLE G. Woodling A. Ceccarelli 3% 70% Single to LF
b3 3-2 0 1-- O CLE R. Kiner A. Ceccarelli -3% 67% Flyball: RF
b3 3-2 1 1-- O CLE V. Wertz A. Ceccarelli -3% 64% Flyball: CF
b3 3-2 2 1-- R CLE L. Doby A. Ceccarelli 11% 76% Triple to LF; Woodling Scores
b3 4-2 2 --3 R CLE G. Strickland A. Ceccarelli 8% 83% Triple to LF; Doby Scores
b3 5-2 2 --3 O CLE J. Hegan A. Ceccarelli -2% 81% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Indians 5.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Early Wynn facing 4-5-6
t4 2-5 0 --- KCA H. Simpson E. Wynn -4% 78% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t4 2-5 0 1-- KCA B. Renna E. Wynn -6% 71% Walk; Simpson to 2B
t4 2-5 0 12- R KCA C. Boyer E. Wynn -10% 62% Single to CF; Renna to 2B; Simpson Scores/unER
t4 3-5 0 12- O KCA J. DeMaestri E. Wynn 7% 68% Strikeout
t4 3-5 1 12- O KCA J. Astroth E. Wynn 5% 74% Strikeout
Elmer Valo pinch hits for Art Ceccarelli (P) batting 9th
t4 3-5 2 12- R KCA E. Valo E. Wynn -11% 62% Single to LF; Boyer to 3B; Renna Scores/unER
Art Houtteman replaces Early Wynn pitching and batting 9th
t4 4-5 2 1-3 O KCA V. Power A. Houtteman 6% 69% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-4, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 9-1-2
Cloyd Boyer replaces Elmer Valo (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b4 5-4 0 --- CLE A. Houtteman C. Boyer 3% 72% Walk
b4 5-4 0 1-- O CLE A. Smith C. Boyer -3% 69% Flyball: CF
b4 5-4 1 1-- O CLE B. Avila C. Boyer -2% 67% Groundout: P-1B; Houtteman to 2B
b4 5-4 2 -2- O CLE G. Woodling C. Boyer -3% 64% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 5.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-5, Indians' Art Houtteman facing 2-3-4
t5 4-5 0 --- R KCA H. Lopez A. Houtteman -14% 50% Home Run
t5 5-5 0 --- O KCA G. Zernial A. Houtteman 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 5-5 1 --- KCA H. Simpson A. Houtteman -3% 50% Single to CF
t5 5-5 1 1-- KCA B. Renna A. Houtteman -5% 45% Walk; Simpson to 2B
t5 5-5 1 12- OO KCA C. Boyer A. Houtteman 12% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 5-5, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 4-5-6
b5 5-5 0 --- O CLE R. Kiner C. Boyer -3% 54% Flyball: LF
b5 5-5 1 --- CLE V. Wertz C. Boyer 3% 57% Single to RF
b5 5-5 1 1-- OO CLE L. Doby C. Boyer -7% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 5.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 5-5, Indians' Art Houtteman facing 7-8-9
t6 5-5 0 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri A. Houtteman 3% 53% Strikeout
t6 5-5 1 --- O KCA J. Astroth A. Houtteman 2% 56% Strikeout
t6 5-5 2 --- O KCA C. Boyer A. Houtteman 2% 58% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 5-5, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 7-8-9
b6 5-5 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland C. Boyer -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 5-5 1 --- O CLE J. Hegan C. Boyer -2% 52% Strikeout
b6 5-5 2 --- O CLE A. Houtteman C. Boyer -2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 5.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 5-5, Indians' Art Houtteman facing 1-2-3
t7 5-5 0 --- O KCA V. Power A. Houtteman 4% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t7 5-5 1 --- O KCA H. Lopez A. Houtteman 3% 57% Strikeout
t7 5-5 2 --- O KCA G. Zernial A. Houtteman 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 5-5, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 1-2-3
b7 5-5 0 --- CLE A. Smith C. Boyer 6% 65% Hit By Pitch
b7 5-5 0 1-- O CLE B. Avila C. Boyer -5% 59% Flyball: RF
b7 5-5 1 1-- CLE G. Woodling C. Boyer 14% 73% Double to RF; Smith to 3B
b7 5-5 1 -23 O CLE R. Kiner C. Boyer -14% 59% Fielder's Choice SS; Smith out at Hm/SS-C; Woodling to 3B
b7 5-5 2 1-3 RR CLE V. Wertz C. Boyer 29% 88% Double to CF; Woodling Scores; Kiner Scores
Sam Dente pinch runs for Vic Wertz (1B) batting 5th
b7 7-5 2 -2- CLE L. Doby C. Boyer 0% 88% Walk
b7 7-5 2 12- CLE G. Strickland C. Boyer 1% 89% Walk; Dente to 3B; Doby to 2B
Bill Harrington replaces Cloyd Boyer pitching and batting 9th
b7 7-5 2 123 O CLE J. Hegan B. Harrington -3% 86% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 7.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 5-7, Indians' Art Houtteman facing 4-5-6
Ferris Fain replaces Ralph Kiner (LF) playing 1B batting 4th
Sam Dente moves from PR to 3B
Gene Woodling moves from RF to LF
Al Smith moves from 3B to RF
t8 5-7 0 --- O KCA H. Simpson A. Houtteman 4% 90% Strikeout
t8 5-7 1 --- O KCA B. Renna A. Houtteman 2% 92% Flyball: 2B
t8 5-7 2 --- O KCA C. Boyer A. Houtteman 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 7-5, Athletics' Bill Harrington facing 9-1-2
b8 7-5 0 --- O CLE A. Houtteman B. Harrington -1% 93% Strikeout
b8 7-5 1 --- CLE A. Smith B. Harrington 1% 94% Hit By Pitch
b8 7-5 1 1-- CLE B. Avila B. Harrington 1% 95% Walk; Smith to 2B
b8 7-5 1 12- O CLE G. Woodling B. Harrington -1% 94% Foul Flyball: 3B
b8 7-5 2 12- O CLE F. Fain B. Harrington -1% 92% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 7.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 5-7, Indians' Art Houtteman facing 7-8-9
t9 5-7 0 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri A. Houtteman 4% 96% Flyball: RF
t9 5-7 1 --- O KCA J. Astroth A. Houtteman 2% 99% Flyball: CF
Enos Slaughter pinch hits for Bill Harrington (P) batting 9th
t9 5-7 2 --- O KCA E. Slaughter A. Houtteman 1% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 7.

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