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Standings
BOS
@BAL
5
4
CHW
@CLE
3
5
CHW
@CLE
3
5
DET
@KCA
17
1
WSH
@NYY
3
8
PIT
@BRO
5
6
STL
@CHC
3
4
CIN
@MLN
2
5
NYG
@PHI
7
4
Sunday, September 4, 1955,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 52,487, Time of Game: 2:35
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
White Sox
3
80-54
 Lost 3 
3rd, 1½ GB
at Indians
5
82-53
 Won 3 
1st
W: Mike Garcia (10-12)
L: Dick Donovan (14-6)
S: Ray Narleski (18)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  0  0   1  0  2   0  0  0    3 10  0
Indians         0  0  3   1  0  0   1  0  X    5  9  1

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nellie Fox 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .295 .351 .391 .742 -0.034 1.29 0.086 -0.119 -0.3 4 2
George Kell 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .306 .390 .422 .812 -0.153 1.32 0.028 -0.181 -1.1 1 2 HBP
Minnie Minoso LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .294 .378 .434 .812 -0.046 1.02 0.049 -0.095 -0.7 1 0 GDP
Walt Dropo 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .298 .358 .472 .830 -0.059 1.23 0.041 -0.101 -0.4 7 0
Jim Rivera CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .279 .368 .417 .785 -0.083 1.20 0.025 -0.108 -0.6 2 0
Bob Nieman RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .250 .337 .430 .767 0.025 1.13 0.087 -0.061 0.5 4 0
Jim Brideweser SS 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 .208 .240 .333 .573 -0.039 1.54 0.000 -0.039 -0.3 2 2
   Ron Northey PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.500 2.000 0.160 0.98 0.160 0.000 1.8 HR
   Chico Carrasquel SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253 .336 .345 .681 -0.025 0.99 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 1 2
Les Moss C 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .296 .361 .417 .778 0.051 0.74 0.065 -0.014 0.4 2 1
Dick Donovan P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .190 .301 .238 .539 -0.062 1.66 0.032 -0.094 -0.7 0 2
   Harry Byrd P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .104 .122 .104 .227 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Kennedy PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .315 .386 .700 -0.040 1.53 0.000 -0.040 -0.2
Team Totals 36 3 10 3 1 4 38 .278 .316 .361 .677 -0.305 1.21 0.573 -0.877 -1.7 24 11
HR: R Northey (1, off M Garcia, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
HBP: G Kell (6, by M Garcia).
TB: R Northey 4; N Fox 2; L Moss 2; B Nieman; J Rivera; W Dropo; D Donovan; M Minoso.
GIDP: M Minoso (14).
RBI: R Northey 2 (2); J Brideweser (3).
2-out RBI: R Northey 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Moss-J Brideweser-N Fox.

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 1 2 1 1 0 5 .314 .415 .494 .909 0.094 0.71 0.125 -0.030 1.1 7 0 HR,IW
Sam Dente 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .260 .333 .298 .631 -0.086 0.81 0.000 -0.086 -1.0 3 2 SH
Gene Woodling LF 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .267 .357 .396 .753 0.003 0.70 0.042 -0.039 -0.1 3 0
Larry Doby CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .288 .370 .478 .847 -0.032 0.92 0.032 -0.064 -0.3 0 0
Al Rosen 3B 4 1 1 3 0 1 4 .251 .366 .413 .779 0.222 1.07 0.271 -0.050 1.9 3 2 HR
Ferris Fain 1B 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 .262 .457 .335 .791 0.027 0.59 0.038 -0.010 0.3 3 1 IW
Jim Hegan C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .228 .306 .358 .664 0.092 0.98 0.133 -0.042 0.8 7 1
George Strickland SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 .211 .308 .280 .588 0.010 0.89 0.044 -0.034 -0.1 1 1 SH
Mike Garcia P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .238 .265 .302 .566 -0.095 1.33 0.000 -0.095 -1.2 0 1 GDP
   Ray Narleski P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .238 .238 .238 .476 -0.040 0.70 0.000 -0.040 -0.6 0 1
Team Totals 30 5 9 5 6 2 38 .300 .417 .500 .917 0.195 0.85 0.685 -0.490 0.9 27 9
HR: A Rosen (19, off D Donovan, 3rd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to CF); A Smith (21, off D Donovan, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: S Dente (3, off D Donovan); G Strickland (13, off D Donovan).
IBB: A Smith (1, by D Donovan); F Fain (3, by D Donovan).
TB: A Smith 5; A Rosen 4; G Strickland 2; J Hegan 2; G Woodling; L Doby.
GIDP: M Garcia (2).
RBI: A Rosen 3 (73); J Hegan (34); A Smith (72).
2-out RBI: A Rosen 3; A Smith; J Hegan.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Rosen-S Dente-F Fain; A Rosen-S Dente-J Hegan-F Fain-G Strickland.
E: F Fain (7).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Donovan, L (14-6) 6.2 9 5 5 6 2 2 3.12 34 32 -0.231 0.91 -1.8
Harry Byrd 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.68 4 2 0 0.036 0.34 1.0
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 6 2 2 5.62 38 32 2 0 -0.195 0.85 -0.9

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Garcia, W (10-12) 5.2 8 3 3 1 2 1 3.89 27 42 -0.016 1.06 -0.3
Ray Narleski, S (18) 3.1 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.15 11 2 0 0.320 1.56 2.0
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 1 4 1 3.00 38 42 2 0 0.304 1.21 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Garcia (3; G Kell).
IBB: D Donovan 2 (4; A Smith, F Fain).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eddie Hurley, 1B - Ed Runge, 2B - Hank Soar, 3B - Bill Summers.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 52,487.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Cleveland Indians
1 Nellie Fox 2B 1 Al Smith RF
2 George Kell 3B 2 Sam Dente 2B
3 Minnie Minoso LF 3 Gene Woodling LF
4 Walt Dropo 1B 4 Larry Doby CF
5 Jim Rivera CF 5 Al Rosen 3B
6 Bob Nieman RF 6 Ferris Fain 1B
7 Jim Brideweser SS 7 Jim Hegan C
8 Les Moss C 8 George Strickland SS
9 Dick Donovan P 9 Mike Garcia P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-0 2 12- RRR CLE A. Rosen D. Donovan 27% 82% Home Run; Woodling Scores; Doby Scores
t6 1-4 2 -2- RR CHW R. Northey M. Garcia -16% 72% Home Run; Dropo Scores
b7 4-3 2 12- R CLE J. Hegan D. Donovan 10% 88% Single to CF; Fain to 2B; Woodling Scores
t9 3-5 1 1-- OO CHW G. Kell R. Narleski 9% 100% Double Play: Flyball: 3B-2B-C-1B-SS
b4 3-1 2 --- R CLE A. Smith D. Donovan 8% 84% Home Run

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' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHW N. Fox M. Garcia -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CHW G. Kell M. Garcia 3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CHW M. Minoso M. Garcia 3% 53% Lineout: RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CHW W. Dropo M. Garcia 2% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CLE A. Smith D. Donovan 3% 58% Single to CF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O CLE S. Dente D. Donovan -2% 57% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Smith to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O CLE G. Woodling D. Donovan -3% 54% Flyball: RF; Smith to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 O CLE L. Doby D. Donovan -4% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHW J. Rivera M. Garcia 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- CHW B. Nieman M. Garcia -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- O CHW J. Brideweser M. Garcia 3% 53% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 1-- CHW L. Moss M. Garcia -2% 51% Single to RF; Nieman to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- O CHW D. Donovan M. Garcia 4% 55% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen D. Donovan -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- CLE F. Fain D. Donovan 3% 55% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- O CLE J. Hegan D. Donovan -3% 52% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 2 1-- CLE G. Strickland D. Donovan 2% 54% Single to CF; Hegan to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- O CLE M. Garcia D. Donovan -4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O CHW N. Fox M. Garcia 3% 53% Foul Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 --- CHW G. Kell M. Garcia -3% 50% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-0 1 1-- OO CHW M. Minoso M. Garcia 6% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Smith D. Donovan -3% 53% Flyball: 3B
b3 0-0 1 --- O CLE S. Dente D. Donovan -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 2 --- CLE G. Woodling D. Donovan 1% 53% Walk
b3 0-0 2 1-- CLE L. Doby D. Donovan 2% 55% Single to RF; Woodling to 2B
b3 0-0 2 12- RRR CLE A. Rosen D. Donovan 27% 82% Home Run; Woodling Scores; Doby Scores
b3 3-0 2 --- CLE F. Fain D. Donovan 1% 83% Walk
b3 3-0 2 1-- O CLE J. Hegan D. Donovan -1% 81% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 4-5-6
t4 0-3 0 --- O CHW W. Dropo M. Garcia 2% 84% Foul Flyball: C
t4 0-3 1 --- CHW J. Rivera M. Garcia -3% 81% Single to RF
t4 0-3 1 1-- CHW B. Nieman M. Garcia -6% 75% Single to RF; Rivera to 3B
t4 0-3 1 1-3 RO CHW J. Brideweser M. Garcia 1% 76% Foul Flyball: 2B; Rivera Scores
t4 1-3 2 1-- CHW L. Moss M. Garcia -2% 74% Single to LF; Nieman to 2B
t4 1-3 2 12- O CHW D. Donovan M. Garcia 5% 79% Foul Flyball: 3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 1, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 8-9-1
b4 3-1 0 --- CLE G. Strickland D. Donovan 2% 81% Single to CF
b4 3-1 0 1-- OO CLE M. Garcia D. Donovan -5% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt C-SS-2B
b4 3-1 2 --- R CLE A. Smith D. Donovan 8% 84% Home Run
b4 4-1 2 --- O CLE S. Dente D. Donovan -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Indians 4.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
t5 1-4 0 --- O CHW N. Fox M. Garcia 2% 86% Flyball: LF
t5 1-4 1 --- O CHW G. Kell M. Garcia 2% 87% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t5 1-4 2 --- O CHW M. Minoso M. Garcia 1% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 3-4-5
b5 4-1 0 --- O CLE G. Woodling D. Donovan -1% 87% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b5 4-1 1 --- CLE L. Doby D. Donovan 1% 88% Walk
b5 4-1 1 1-- O CLE A. Rosen D. Donovan -1% 87% Flyball: CF
b5 4-1 2 1-- O CLE F. Fain D. Donovan -1% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Indians 4.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 4-5-6
t6 1-4 0 --- CHW W. Dropo M. Garcia -4% 82% Single to CF
t6 1-4 0 1-- O CHW J. Rivera M. Garcia 4% 86% Foul Flyball: C
t6 1-4 1 1-- O CHW B. Nieman M. Garcia 2% 88% Groundout: P-1B; Dropo to 2B
Ron Northey pinch hits for Jim Brideweser (SS) batting 7th
t6 1-4 2 -2- RR CHW R. Northey M. Garcia -16% 72% Home Run; Dropo Scores
t6 3-4 2 --- CHW L. Moss M. Garcia -2% 70% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to SS)
t6 3-4 2 1-- CHW D. Donovan M. Garcia -3% 67% Single to CF; Moss to 2B
Ray Narleski replaces Mike Garcia pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-4 2 12- O CHW N. Fox R. Narleski 7% 74% Flyball: 3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-3, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 7-8-9
Chico Carrasquel replaces Ron Northey (PH) playing SS batting 7th
b6 4-3 0 --- CLE J. Hegan D. Donovan 3% 77% Single to LF
b6 4-3 0 1-- O CLE G. Strickland D. Donovan -1% 76% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Hegan to 2B
b6 4-3 1 -2- O CLE R. Narleski D. Donovan -3% 73% Strikeout
b6 4-3 2 -2- CLE A. Smith D. Donovan 1% 73% Intentional Walk
b6 4-3 2 12- O CLE S. Dente D. Donovan -4% 69% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Indians 4.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Ray Narleski facing 2-3-4
t7 3-4 0 --- O CHW G. Kell R. Narleski 4% 74% Flyball: RF
t7 3-4 1 --- CHW M. Minoso R. Narleski -5% 69% Single to LF
t7 3-4 1 1-- O CHW W. Dropo R. Narleski 6% 74% Flyball: RF
t7 3-4 2 1-- O CHW J. Rivera R. Narleski 5% 79% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-3, White Sox' Dick Donovan facing 3-4-5
b7 4-3 0 --- CLE G. Woodling D. Donovan 3% 82% Single to CF
b7 4-3 0 1-- O CLE L. Doby D. Donovan -3% 79% Lineout: LF
b7 4-3 1 1-- O CLE A. Rosen D. Donovan -1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B; Woodling to 2B
b7 4-3 2 -2- CLE F. Fain D. Donovan 1% 78% Intentional Walk
b7 4-3 2 12- R CLE J. Hegan D. Donovan 10% 88% Single to CF; Fain to 2B; Woodling Scores
Harry Byrd replaces Dick Donovan pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-3 2 12- O CLE G. Strickland H. Byrd -2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Indians 5.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Indians' Ray Narleski facing 6-7-8
t8 3-5 0 --- O CHW B. Nieman R. Narleski 4% 90% Strikeout
t8 3-5 1 --- O CHW C. Carrasquel R. Narleski 2% 92% Groundout: P-1B
t8 3-5 2 --- O CHW L. Moss R. Narleski 1% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-3, White Sox' Harry Byrd facing 9-1-2
b8 5-3 0 --- O CLE R. Narleski H. Byrd -1% 93% Flyball: 2B
b8 5-3 1 --- O CLE A. Smith H. Byrd -0% 93% Flyball: CF
b8 5-3 2 --- O CLE S. Dente H. Byrd -0% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Indians 5.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Indians' Ray Narleski facing 9-1-2
Bob Kennedy pinch hits for Harry Byrd (P) batting 9th
t9 3-5 0 --- O CHW B. Kennedy R. Narleski 4% 96% Foul Flyball: C
t9 3-5 1 --- CHW N. Fox R. Narleski -5% 91% Single to RF
t9 3-5 1 1-- OO CHW G. Kell R. Narleski 9% 100% Double Play: Flyball: 3B-2B-C-1B-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Indians 5.

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