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WSH
@BAL
1
3
DET
@CLE
3
1
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@KCA
12
8
 
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@NYY
1
4
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@BRO
8
5
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@CHC
2
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4
1
Saturday, September 17, 1955,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 14,639, Time of Game: 3:07
Tigers
3
74-73
 Won 2 
5th, 16½ GB
at Indians
1
90-58
 Lost 3 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Frank Lary (14-14)
L: Bob Lemon (18-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
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Tigers          0  0  0   2  0  0   1  0  0    3 13  0
Indians         1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1 10  1

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harvey Kuenn SS 5 1 3 0 0 0 .307 .760 0.036 0.83 0.080 -0.044 0.6 3 1
Earl Torgeson 1B 5 1 3 0 0 0 .278 .790 -0.011 1.19 0.108 -0.120 -0.1 7 1 2B,GDP
Al Kaline RF 4 1 3 2 1 1 .338 .966 0.198 1.25 0.258 -0.061 1.2 2 0 2B
Charlie Maxwell LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .837 -0.099 1.08 0.000 -0.099 -0.9 3 0
   Bubba Phillips LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .237 .602 -0.046 0.89 0.000 -0.046 -0.9 0 0
Ray Boone 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .832 0.001 0.93 0.058 -0.056 -0.1 1 0
Bill Tuttle CF 3 0 2 1 0 0 .276 .751 0.026 0.94 0.043 -0.017 0.3 4 0 SF
Red Wilson C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .586 -0.078 0.72 0.000 -0.078 -0.9 6 0
Fred Hatfield 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .230 .675 -0.028 0.87 0.038 -0.065 -0.3 0 3
Frank Lary P 4 0 1 0 0 2 .203 .469 -0.037 0.82 0.026 -0.063 -0.5 1 2
Team Totals 38 3 13 3 1 6 .342 .745 -0.038 0.96 0.611 -0.649 -1.7 27 7
2B: E Torgeson (15, off B Lemon); A Kaline (24, off B Lemon).
SF: B Tuttle (5, off B Lemon).
TB: A Kaline 4; E Torgeson 4; H Kuenn 3; B Tuttle 2; F Hatfield; F Lary.
GIDP: E Torgeson (11).
RBI: A Kaline 2 (98); B Tuttle (72).
2-out RBI: A Kaline.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 9.

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Smith RF 4 1 0 0 1 1 .308 .889 -0.224 2.29 0.059 -0.283 -1.3 3 0 SB
Bobby Avila 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .273 .767 -0.023 1.96 0.102 -0.125 -0.1 5 4 SH
Gene Woodling LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .258 .735 -0.177 2.33 0.057 -0.235 -1.1 2 0 SF
Larry Doby CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 .294 .879 0.068 1.33 0.153 -0.085 0.7 0 0 2B
Al Rosen 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 .246 .772 -0.209 1.49 0.023 -0.232 -1.9 1 4
Ferris Fain 1B 3 0 1 0 2 2 .261 .788 -0.029 1.35 0.101 -0.130 -0.1 7 0
   Joe Altobelli PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .433 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Jim Hegan C 3 0 1 0 0 0 .220 .635 0.007 1.52 0.073 -0.066 0.1 4 1
   Hal Naragon PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 0 .336 .876 -0.091 1.67 0.000 -0.091 -0.5 2 0
George Strickland SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .210 .578 -0.018 1.45 0.073 -0.091 -0.4 2 3 2B
   Dale Mitchell PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .259 .640 0.054 1.18 0.054 0.000 0.3
   Billy Harrell PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Bob Lemon P 2 0 1 0 1 0 .250 .641 0.027 1.86 0.065 -0.038 0.3 1 1
   Ralph Kiner PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .244 .821 0.079 2.37 0.079 0.000 0.4
   Hoot Evers PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .753 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Don Mossi P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .384 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 1 10 1 6 4 .286 .724 -0.536 1.76 0.839 -1.376 -3.7 27 14
2B: L Doby (17, off F Lary); G Strickland (9, off F Lary).
SF: G Woodling (7, off F Lary).
SH: B Avila (18, off F Lary).
TB: G Strickland 2; L Doby 2; R Kiner; A Rosen; B Avila; F Fain; D Mitchell; J Hegan; B Lemon; G Woodling.
RBI: G Woodling (50).
Team LOB: 15.
With RISP: 0 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Avila-G Strickland-F Fain.
E: A Rosen (18).
Baserunning
SB: A Smith (11, 2nd base off F Lary/R Wilson).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Lary, W (14-14) 9 10 1 1 6 4 0 3.09 43 61 0.537 1.76 3.7
Team Totals 9 10 1 1 6 4 0 1.00 43 61 0.537 1.76 3.7

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Lemon, L (18-9) 8 11 3 2 1 4 0 3.70 35 53 0.019 1.03 1.1
Don Mossi 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.42 5 0 0 0.019 0.44 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 3 2 1 6 0 2.00 40 53 0 0 0.038 0.96 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eddie Hurley, 1B - Jim Honochick, 2B - Nestor Chylak, 3B - Bill Grieve.
Time of Game: 3:07.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

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

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-3 2 123 O CLE G. Woodling F. Lary 15% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-2 1 1-- CLE L. Doby F. Lary -13% 45% Double to LF; Woodling to 3B
t7 2-1 2 12- R DET A. Kaline B. Lemon 13% 81% Single to RF; Kuenn Scores; Torgeson to 2B
t4 0-1 0 -2- R DET A. Kaline B. Lemon 12% 57% Double to CF; Torgeson Scores
b5 1-2 1 -23 O CLE A. Rosen F. Lary 12% 57% Foul Flyball: 1B

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' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- DET H. Kuenn B. Lemon 4% 54% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO DET E. Torgeson B. Lemon -7% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- DET A. Kaline B. Lemon 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O DET C. Maxwell B. Lemon -2% 45% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CLE A. Smith F. Lary -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- CLE B. Avila F. Lary -2% 39% Smith Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- O CLE B. Avila F. Lary 1% 41% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Smith to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 RO CLE G. Woodling F. Lary -2% 39% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF); Smith Scores
b1 1-0 2 --- O CLE L. Doby F. Lary 1% 40% Flyball: LF
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O DET R. Boone B. Lemon -2% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle B. Lemon -2% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- O DET R. Wilson B. Lemon -1% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen F. Lary 2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- CLE F. Fain F. Lary -2% 34% Walk
b2 1-0 1 1-- O CLE J. Hegan F. Lary 3% 37% Lineout: LF
b2 1-0 2 1-- O CLE G. Strickland F. Lary 2% 39% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O DET F. Hatfield B. Lemon -3% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- O DET F. Lary B. Lemon -2% 34% Flyball: SS
t3 0-1 2 --- O DET H. Kuenn B. Lemon -1% 33% Lineout: P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- CLE B. Lemon F. Lary -3% 30% Single to LF
b3 1-0 0 1-- O CLE A. Smith F. Lary 3% 33% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 1 1-- CLE B. Avila F. Lary -3% 30% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Lemon to 2B
b3 1-0 1 12- O CLE G. Woodling F. Lary 4% 34% Flyball: CF
b3 1-0 2 12- CLE L. Doby F. Lary -3% 31% Walk; Lemon to 3B; Avila to 2B
b3 1-0 2 123 O CLE A. Rosen F. Lary 7% 38% Foul Flyball: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- DET E. Torgeson B. Lemon 8% 45% Double to LF
t4 0-1 0 -2- R DET A. Kaline B. Lemon 12% 57% Double to CF; Torgeson Scores
t4 1-1 0 -2- O DET C. Maxwell B. Lemon -5% 52% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-1 1 -2- DET R. Boone B. Lemon 6% 58% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Kaline to 3B; Boone to 1B
t4 1-1 1 1-3 RO DET B. Tuttle B. Lemon 2% 60% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Kaline Scores/unER
t4 2-1 2 1-- O DET R. Wilson B. Lemon -2% 57% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 6-7-8
b4 1-2 0 --- CLE F. Fain F. Lary -5% 52% Walk
b4 1-2 0 1-- CLE J. Hegan F. Lary -7% 45% Single to LF; Fain to 2B
b4 1-2 0 12- O CLE G. Strickland F. Lary 7% 52% Bunt Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Hegan to 2B; Strickland to 1B
b4 1-2 1 12- O CLE B. Lemon F. Lary 4% 56% Groundout: 1B-P; Hegan to 3B; Strickland to 2B
b4 1-2 2 -23 O CLE A. Smith F. Lary 8% 64% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 1.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 8-9-1
t5 2-1 0 --- O DET F. Hatfield B. Lemon -2% 61% Strikeout
t5 2-1 1 --- DET F. Lary B. Lemon 3% 64% Single to LF
t5 2-1 1 1-- DET H. Kuenn B. Lemon 4% 68% Single to 3B/Bunt; Lary to 2B
t5 2-1 1 12- O DET E. Torgeson B. Lemon -5% 63% Flyball: LF
t5 2-1 2 12- O DET A. Kaline B. Lemon -5% 58% Single to 2B; Lary out at Hm/2B-C-3B; Kuenn to 2B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 2-3-4
b5 1-2 0 --- O CLE B. Avila F. Lary 3% 62% Flyball: SS
b5 1-2 1 --- CLE G. Woodling F. Lary -4% 58% Single to CF
b5 1-2 1 1-- CLE L. Doby F. Lary -13% 45% Double to LF; Woodling to 3B
b5 1-2 1 -23 O CLE A. Rosen F. Lary 12% 57% Foul Flyball: 1B
b5 1-2 2 -23 O CLE F. Fain F. Lary 9% 66% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 1.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 4-5-6
t6 2-1 0 --- O DET C. Maxwell B. Lemon -3% 63% Lineout: 2B
t6 2-1 1 --- O DET R. Boone B. Lemon -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-1 2 --- DET B. Tuttle B. Lemon 1% 63% Single to LF
t6 2-1 2 1-- O DET R. Wilson B. Lemon -3% 60% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 7-8-9
Bubba Phillips replaces Charlie Maxwell playing LF batting 4th
b6 1-2 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan F. Lary 4% 64% Foul Flyball: C
b6 1-2 1 --- CLE G. Strickland F. Lary -7% 57% Double to RF
b6 1-2 1 -2- CLE B. Lemon F. Lary -3% 54% Walk
b6 1-2 1 12- O CLE A. Smith F. Lary 8% 61% Flyball: CF
b6 1-2 2 12- O CLE B. Avila F. Lary 8% 69% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 1.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 8-9-1
t7 2-1 0 --- DET F. Hatfield B. Lemon 4% 73% Single to LF
t7 2-1 0 1-- O DET F. Lary B. Lemon -4% 69% Strikeout Looking
t7 2-1 1 1-- O DET H. Kuenn B. Lemon -3% 66% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Kuenn to 1B
t7 2-1 2 1-- DET E. Torgeson B. Lemon 2% 68% Single to 1B; Kuenn to 2B
t7 2-1 2 12- R DET A. Kaline B. Lemon 13% 81% Single to RF; Kuenn Scores; Torgeson to 2B
t7 3-1 2 12- O DET B. Phillips B. Lemon -3% 78% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 3-4-5
b7 1-3 0 --- O CLE G. Woodling F. Lary 4% 82% Flyball: SS
b7 1-3 1 --- O CLE L. Doby F. Lary 3% 85% Flyball: CF
b7 1-3 2 --- CLE A. Rosen F. Lary -2% 82% Single to RF
b7 1-3 2 1-- O CLE F. Fain F. Lary 4% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 5-6-7
t8 3-1 0 --- O DET R. Boone B. Lemon -1% 85% Flyball: LF
t8 3-1 1 --- DET B. Tuttle B. Lemon 1% 86% Single to LF
t8 3-1 1 1-- O DET R. Wilson B. Lemon -2% 85% Flyball: RF
t8 3-1 2 1-- O DET F. Hatfield B. Lemon -1% 83% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 7-8-9
Hal Naragon pinch hits for Jim Hegan (C) batting 7th
b8 1-3 0 --- O CLE H. Naragon F. Lary 4% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
Dale Mitchell pinch hits for George Strickland (SS) batting 8th
b8 1-3 1 --- CLE D. Mitchell F. Lary -5% 82% Single to CF
Ralph Kiner pinch hits for Bob Lemon (P) batting 9th
Billy Harrell pinch runs for Dale Mitchell (PH) batting 8th
b8 1-3 1 1-- CLE R. Kiner F. Lary -8% 74% Single to CF; Harrell to 2B
Hoot Evers pinch runs for Ralph Kiner (PH) batting 9th
b8 1-3 1 12- O CLE A. Smith F. Lary 10% 84% Foul Flyball: C
b8 1-3 2 12- CLE B. Avila F. Lary -7% 77% Walk; Harrell to 3B; Evers to 2B
b8 1-3 2 123 O CLE G. Woodling F. Lary 15% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Don Mossi facing 9-1-2
Don Mossi replaces Hoot Evers (PR) pitching and batting 9th
Hal Naragon moves from PH to C
Billy Harrell moves from PR to SS
t9 3-1 0 --- O DET F. Lary D. Mossi -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-1 1 --- DET H. Kuenn D. Mossi 1% 92% Single to SS
t9 3-1 1 1-- DET E. Torgeson D. Mossi 1% 94% Single to LF; Kuenn to 2B
t9 3-1 1 12- O DET A. Kaline D. Mossi -1% 92% Strikeout
t9 3-1 2 12- O DET B. Phillips D. Mossi -2% 91% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 4-5-6
b9 1-3 0 --- O CLE L. Doby F. Lary 5% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 1-3 1 --- O CLE A. Rosen F. Lary 3% 98% Strikeout
b9 1-3 2 --- CLE F. Fain F. Lary -3% 95% Single to RF
Joe Altobelli pinch runs for Ferris Fain (1B) batting 6th
b9 1-3 2 1-- O CLE H. Naragon F. Lary 5% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.

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