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Standings
WSH
@BAL
4
5
WSH
@BAL
7
8
DET
@CLE
3
0
CHW
@KCA
7
13
BOS
@NYY
4
5
NYG
@BRO
3
4
STL
@MLN
4
9
PIT
@PHI
1
8
Friday, September 16, 1955,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 24,185, Time of Game: 2:28
Tigers
3
73-73
 Won 1 
5th, 16½ GB
at Indians
0
90-57
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Steve Gromek (13-10)
L: Early Wynn (16-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   2  1  0    3  7  1
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  1

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 0 1 0 0 0 5 .305 .342 .414 .756 0.016 1.32 0.082 -0.067 -0.2 0 0 3B
Earl Torgeson 1B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .274 .388 .395 .783 0.159 2.31 0.282 -0.123 0.7 5 0
Al Kaline RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .335 .418 .541 .959 -0.108 1.02 0.000 -0.108 -1.1 2 0
Charlie Maxwell LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .264 .322 .536 .859 -0.032 0.80 0.030 -0.062 -0.4 5 0
   Bubba Phillips LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .294 .314 .608 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ray Boone 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .291 .354 .484 .838 -0.044 0.79 0.025 -0.069 -0.2 2 2 2B
Bill Tuttle CF 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .274 .352 .397 .749 0.134 0.92 0.146 -0.011 1.4 5 0
Red Wilson C 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .227 .303 .293 .596 -0.159 1.48 0.000 -0.159 -1.7 6 0 GDP
Fred Hatfield 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .230 .336 .340 .676 -0.056 1.02 0.028 -0.084 -0.5 2 2
Billy Hoeft P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .207 .293 .232 .525 0.040 1.32 0.040 0.000 0.4 0 0
   Steve Gromek P 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .167 .357 .185 .542 0.009 0.82 0.034 -0.025 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 7 3 3 3 37 .206 .270 .294 .564 -0.041 1.18 0.667 -0.708 -1.7 27 4
2B: R Boone (20, off E Wynn).
3B: H Kuenn (5, off E Wynn).
TB: H Kuenn 3; B Tuttle 3; R Boone 2; E Torgeson; B Hoeft.
GIDP: R Wilson (14).
RBI: E Torgeson 2 (66); B Tuttle (71).
2-out RBI: E Torgeson 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
PB: R Wilson (5).
E: H Kuenn (29).

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 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .311 .411 .483 .894 -0.089 0.84 0.000 -0.089 -0.8 2 2
Gene Woodling RF-LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .258 .357 .381 .738 -0.048 0.69 0.014 -0.062 -0.4 3 0
Bobby Avila 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .272 .369 .398 .767 -0.017 0.81 0.046 -0.063 -0.1 1 4 2B
Al Rosen 1B-3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .247 .364 .411 .776 -0.129 1.15 0.000 -0.129 -1.1 6 0
Hoot Evers LF 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .254 .317 .436 .753 -0.002 0.59 0.015 -0.017 -0.0 1 0
   Ferris Fain PH-1B 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 .260 .455 .331 .786 0.115 1.25 0.115 0.000 0.8 3 0
Larry Doby CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .294 .369 .510 .879 0.029 1.50 0.119 -0.090 0.2 2 0 2B
Jim Hegan C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .219 .292 .342 .635 -0.003 1.40 0.027 -0.030 0.0 3 0
   Hal Naragon PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .342 .415 .475 .890 -0.132 2.81 0.000 -0.132 -0.9 1 0
George Strickland SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .209 .303 .272 .574 -0.029 1.46 0.032 -0.061 -0.3 5 1
   Dale Mitchell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .246 .302 .316 .617 -0.039 1.37 0.000 -0.039 -0.2
   Billy Harrell SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Bob Lemon PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243 .341 .284 .625 -0.050 2.75 0.000 -0.050 -0.3
Early Wynn P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .173 .230 .247 .477 -0.063 1.27 0.000 -0.063 -0.5 0 1
   Bobby Young PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .221 .259 .260 .519 -0.028 1.08 0.000 -0.028 -0.2
   Ray Narleski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .292 .292 .583 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ralph Kiner PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .241 .366 .451 .817 -0.054 1.71 0.000 -0.054 -0.6
Team Totals 32 0 4 0 4 4 36 .125 .222 .188 .410 -0.539 1.24 0.368 -0.907 -4.7 27 9
2B: L Doby (16, off B Hoeft); B Avila (20, off S Gromek).
TB: L Doby 2; B Avila 2; F Fain; G Strickland.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Avila-F Fain.
E: B Avila (14).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Billy Hoeft 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.99 11 58 0.156 0.93 1.6
Steve Gromek, W (13-10) 6 3 0 0 4 3 0 3.99 25 0 0 0.385 1.39 3.1
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 4 4 0 0.00 36 58 0 0 0.541 1.24 4.7

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Early Wynn, L (16-11) 8 7 3 1 3 2 0 2.85 34 59 0.032 1.28 1.1
Ray Narleski 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.06 3 0 0 0.009 0.11 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 1 3 3 0 1.00 37 59 0 0 0.041 1.18 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Grieve, 1B - Eddie Hurley, 2B - Jim Honochick, 3B - Nestor Chylak.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 24,185.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Cleveland Indians
1 Harvey Kuenn SS 1 Al Smith 3B
2 Earl Torgeson 1B 2 Gene Woodling RF
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Bobby Avila 2B
4 Charlie Maxwell LF 4 Al Rosen 1B
5 Ray Boone 3B 5 Hoot Evers LF
6 Bill Tuttle CF 6 Larry Doby CF
7 Red Wilson C 7 Jim Hegan C
8 Fred Hatfield 2B 8 George Strickland SS
9 Billy Hoeft P 9 Early Wynn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 0-0 2 123 RR DET E. Torgeson E. Wynn 28% 81% Single to RF; Wilson Scores/unER; Gromek Scores/unER; Kuenn to 3B
b9 0-3 0 1-- CLE L. Doby S. Gromek -10% 81% Walk; Fain to 2B
b9 0-3 0 12- O CLE H. Naragon S. Gromek 8% 90% Flyball: CF
b8 0-3 2 -23 O CLE A. Rosen S. Gromek 7% 97% Flyball: CF
b7 0-2 0 --- CLE F. Fain S. Gromek -7% 71% Single to LF

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' Early Wynn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn E. Wynn -2% 48% Flyball: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET E. Torgeson E. Wynn -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- O DET A. Kaline E. Wynn -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 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% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Woodling B. Hoeft 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET C. Maxwell E. Wynn -2% 48% Flyball: SS
t2 0-0 1 --- O DET R. Boone E. Wynn -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O DET B. Tuttle E. Wynn -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen B. Hoeft 2% 47% Foul Flyball: 3B
b2 0-0 1 --- O CLE H. Evers B. Hoeft 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 --- CLE L. Doby B. Hoeft -2% 47% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b2 0-0 2 -2- CLE J. Hegan B. Hoeft -2% 45% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Doby to 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 CLE G. Strickland B. Hoeft -1% 44% Passed Ball; Hegan to 2B
b2 0-0 2 -23 O CLE G. Strickland B. Hoeft 6% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O DET R. Wilson E. Wynn -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- DET F. Hatfield E. Wynn 3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- DET B. Hoeft E. Wynn 4% 54% Single to LF; Hatfield to 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- O DET H. Kuenn E. Wynn -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Hatfield to 3B; Kuenn to 1B
t3 0-0 2 1-3 O DET E. Torgeson E. Wynn -6% 44% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O CLE E. Wynn B. Hoeft 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O CLE A. Smith B. Hoeft 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O CLE G. Woodling B. Hoeft 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Kaline E. Wynn -3% 47% Strikeout
t4 0-0 1 --- DET C. Maxwell E. Wynn 3% 50% Walk
t4 0-0 1 1-- O DET R. Boone E. Wynn -3% 47% Foul Flyball: C
t4 0-0 2 1-- DET B. Tuttle E. Wynn 3% 50% Single to RF; Maxwell to 3B
t4 0-0 2 1-3 O DET R. Wilson E. Wynn -6% 44% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 3-4-5
Steve Gromek replaces Billy Hoeft pitching and batting 9th
b4 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Avila S. Gromek 3% 47% Strikeout
b4 0-0 1 --- O CLE A. Rosen S. Gromek 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 2 --- CLE H. Evers S. Gromek -2% 47% Walk
b4 0-0 2 1-- O CLE L. Doby S. Gromek 3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- O DET F. Hatfield E. Wynn -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t5 0-0 1 --- O DET S. Gromek E. Wynn -2% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 0-0 2 --- DET H. Kuenn E. Wynn 4% 48% Triple to CF
t5 0-0 2 --3 O DET E. Torgeson E. Wynn -5% 43% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan S. Gromek 3% 46% Strikeout
b5 0-0 1 --- CLE G. Strickland S. Gromek -3% 43% Single to CF
b5 0-0 1 1-- O CLE E. Wynn S. Gromek 4% 47% Flyball: LF
b5 0-0 2 1-- O CLE A. Smith S. Gromek 3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 3-4-5
t6 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Kaline E. Wynn -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- O DET C. Maxwell E. Wynn -2% 44% Flyball: CF
t6 0-0 2 --- O DET R. Boone E. Wynn -2% 42% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 2-3-4
b6 0-0 0 --- O CLE G. Woodling S. Gromek 3% 46% Flyball: 2B
b6 0-0 1 --- O CLE B. Avila S. Gromek 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-0 2 --- O CLE A. Rosen S. Gromek 2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 6-7-8
t7 0-0 0 --- DET B. Tuttle E. Wynn 6% 56% Single to LF
t7 0-0 0 1-- O DET R. Wilson E. Wynn -6% 50% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Wilson to 1B
t7 0-0 1 1-- O DET F. Hatfield E. Wynn -5% 45% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t7 0-0 2 1-- DET S. Gromek E. Wynn 3% 49% Walk; Wilson to 2B
t7 0-0 2 12- DET H. Kuenn E. Wynn 5% 53% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Wilson to 3B; Gromek to 2B; Kuenn to 1B
t7 0-0 2 123 RR DET E. Torgeson E. Wynn 28% 81% Single to RF; Wilson Scores/unER; Gromek Scores/unER; Kuenn to 3B
t7 2-0 2 1-3 O DET A. Kaline E. Wynn -4% 78% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 5-6-7
Ferris Fain pinch hits for Hoot Evers (LF) batting 5th
b7 0-2 0 --- CLE F. Fain S. Gromek -7% 71% Single to LF
b7 0-2 0 1-- O CLE L. Doby S. Gromek 6% 77% Foul Flyball: 3B
Hal Naragon pinch hits for Jim Hegan (C) batting 7th
b7 0-2 1 1-- O CLE H. Naragon S. Gromek 5% 82% Foul Flyball: C
Dale Mitchell pinch hits for George Strickland (SS) batting 8th
b7 0-2 2 1-- O CLE D. Mitchell S. Gromek 4% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 4-5-6
Hal Naragon moves from PH to C
Ferris Fain moves from PH to 1B
Al Rosen moves from 1B to 3B
Billy Harrell replaces Dale Mitchell (PH) playing SS batting 8th
Gene Woodling moves from RF to LF
Al Smith moves from 3B to RF
t8 2-0 0 --- O DET C. Maxwell E. Wynn -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-0 1 --- DET R. Boone E. Wynn 2% 87% Double (LF-CF)
t8 2-0 1 -2- R DET B. Tuttle E. Wynn 5% 93% Single to CF; Boone Scores
t8 3-0 1 1-- OO DET R. Wilson E. Wynn -2% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 9-1-2
Bubba Phillips replaces Charlie Maxwell playing LF batting 4th
Bobby Young pinch hits for Early Wynn (P) batting 9th
b8 0-3 0 --- O CLE B. Young S. Gromek 3% 94% Foul Flyball: C
b8 0-3 1 --- O CLE A. Smith S. Gromek 2% 96% Flyball: CF
b8 0-3 2 --- CLE G. Woodling S. Gromek -1% 94% Walk
b8 0-3 2 1-- CLE B. Avila S. Gromek -5% 90% Double to RF; Woodling to 3B
b8 0-3 2 -23 O CLE A. Rosen S. Gromek 7% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Ray Narleski facing 8-9-1
Ray Narleski replaces Bobby Young (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-0 0 --- O DET F. Hatfield R. Narleski -0% 96% Foul Flyball: RF
t9 3-0 1 --- O DET S. Gromek R. Narleski -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-0 2 --- O DET H. Kuenn R. Narleski -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 5-6-7
b9 0-3 0 --- CLE F. Fain S. Gromek -5% 91% Walk
b9 0-3 0 1-- CLE L. Doby S. Gromek -10% 81% Walk; Fain to 2B
b9 0-3 0 12- O CLE H. Naragon S. Gromek 8% 90% Flyball: CF
Bob Lemon pinch hits for Billy Harrell (SS) batting 8th
b9 0-3 1 12- O CLE B. Lemon S. Gromek 5% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Fain to 3B; Doby to 2B
Ralph Kiner pinch hits for Ray Narleski (P) batting 9th
b9 0-3 2 -23 O CLE R. Kiner S. Gromek 5% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 0.

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