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KCA
@CLE
1
4
 
(5)
CHW
@DET
9
7
BAL
@NYY
2
3
BOS
@WSH
3
4
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@BRO
4
8
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@CIN
9
8
 
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@PIT
5
6
Friday, May 11, 1956,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 8,622, Time of Game: 1:44
Athletics
1
8-11
 Lost 1 
6th, 5½ GB
at Indians
4
12-8
 Won 3 
2nd, 2 GB
W: Mike Garcia (2-2)
L: Lou Kretlow (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  1   0  0    1  6  0
Indians         2  2  0   0  0    4  4  0

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Spook Jacobs 2B 2 0 2 0 0 0 .266 .694 0.084 1.03 0.084 0.000 1.0 0 0
   Art Ceccarelli P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Vic Power PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .703 -0.024 0.92 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
   Bill Harrington P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Hector Lopez CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .825 -0.064 1.26 0.000 -0.064 -0.7 2 0 SH
Gus Zernial LF 3 0 0 1 0 0 .323 .967 -0.053 1.00 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 0 0
Harry Simpson RF 1 0 0 0 1 1 .274 .778 -0.013 0.91 0.019 -0.032 -0.1 0 0
Jim Finigan 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .582 -0.064 1.22 0.000 -0.064 -0.7 0 1
Joe Ginsberg C 2 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .664 0.021 0.77 0.038 -0.016 0.2 4 1
Joe DeMaestri SS 2 0 2 0 0 0 .283 .673 0.074 0.95 0.074 0.000 0.7 2 1
   Mike Baxes SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .614 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Rance Pless 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .360 -0.138 1.47 0.000 -0.138 -1.4 6 0 GDP
Lou Kretlow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jack Crimian P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Clete Boyer PH-2B 2 1 1 0 0 1 .500 1.000 -0.002 0.91 0.030 -0.032 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 19 1 6 1 1 2 .316 .666 -0.179 1.06 0.245 -0.423 -1.7 15 5
SH: H Lopez (1, off M Garcia).
TB: S Jacobs 2; J DeMaestri 2; J Ginsberg; C Boyer.
GIDP: R Pless (1).
RBI: G Zernial (14).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Ginsberg-J DeMaestri.

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Busby CF 2 2 1 2 1 0 .208 .624 0.134 0.70 0.140 -0.006 1.9 3 0 HR
Bobby Avila 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 .262 .680 0.065 0.71 0.084 -0.019 0.5 3 1
Al Rosen 3B 2 0 1 0 1 1 .302 .892 0.028 0.62 0.045 -0.017 0.4 0 3 CS
Vic Wertz 1B 2 0 0 1 0 1 .319 1.009 -0.044 0.87 0.000 -0.044 -0.9 4 0 SF
Al Smith LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .860 -0.050 1.04 0.000 -0.050 -0.7 1 0
Rocky Colavito RF 1 0 0 0 1 0 .107 .444 0.016 0.88 0.025 -0.009 0.2 2 0
Chico Carrasquel SS 1 0 0 1 1 0 .183 .501 0.076 1.31 0.082 -0.006 0.9 0 2
Hal Naragon C 2 0 0 0 0 0 .400 1.300 -0.062 1.20 0.000 -0.062 -1.0 2 0
Mike Garcia P 2 1 1 0 0 0 .125 .347 0.016 0.47 0.025 -0.008 0.2 0 1
Team Totals 17 4 4 4 4 3 .235 .775 0.179 0.85 0.401 -0.221 1.3 15 7
HR: J Busby (3, off J Crimian; 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: V Wertz (1, off J Crimian).
TB: J Busby 4; M Garcia; A Rosen; B Avila.
RBI: J Busby 2 (9); V Wertz (15); C Carrasquel (10).
2-out RBI: C Carrasquel.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Carrasquel-B Avila-V Wertz.
Baserunning
CS: A Rosen (1, 2nd base by J Crimian/J Ginsberg).

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Lou Kretlow, L (1-3) 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 6.49 3 38 -0.154 1.24 -1.8
Jack Crimian 2 3 2 2 2 2 1 6.97 10 3 2 -0.100 1.20 -1.1
Art Ceccarelli 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.20 6 0 0 0.052 0.34 1.1
Bill Harrington 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.70 3 0 0 0.023 0.29 0.5
Team Totals 5 4 4 4 4 3 1 7.20 22 38 3 2 -0.179 0.85 -1.3
L Kretlow faced 3 batters in the 1st inning.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Garcia, W (2-2) 5 6 1 1 1 2 0 3.72 21 52 0.179 1.06 1.7
Team Totals 5 6 1 1 1 2 0 1.80 21 52 0.179 1.06 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Summers, 1B - Bill McKinley, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - John Rice.
Time of Game: 1:44.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Athletics         Cleveland Indians
1 Spook Jacobs 2B 1 Jim Busby CF
2 Hector Lopez CF 2 Bobby Avila 2B
3 Gus Zernial LF 3 Al Rosen 3B
4 Harry Simpson RF 4 Vic Wertz 1B
5 Jim Finigan 3B 5 Al Smith LF
6 Joe Ginsberg C 6 Rocky Colavito RF
7 Joe DeMaestri SS 7 Chico Carrasquel SS
8 Rance Pless 1B 8 Hal Naragon C
9 Lou Kretlow P 9 Mike Garcia P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-4 0 12- OO KCA R. Pless M. Garcia 11% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Ginsberg to 3B
b2 2-0 0 1-- RR CLE J. Busby J. Crimian 11% 87% Home Run; Garcia Scores
b1 0-0 0 1-- CLE B. Avila L. Kretlow 8% 67% Single to LF; Busby to 3B
b1 1-0 2 123 R CLE C. Carrasquel J. Crimian 8% 74% Walk; Avila Scores; Rosen to 3B; Colavito to 2B
t4 1-4 0 1-- KCA J. DeMaestri M. Garcia -6% 71% Single to RF; Ginsberg to 2B

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' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCA S. Jacobs M. Garcia -3% 47% Single to P
t1 0-0 0 1-- O KCA H. Lopez M. Garcia 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Jacobs to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O KCA G. Zernial M. Garcia 3% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O KCA H. Simpson M. Garcia 3% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Lou Kretlow facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Busby L. Kretlow 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- CLE B. Avila L. Kretlow 8% 67% Single to LF; Busby to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-3 CLE A. Rosen L. Kretlow 4% 70% Walk; Avila to 2B
Jack Crimian replaces Lou Kretlow pitching and batting 9th
b1 0-0 0 123 RO CLE V. Wertz J. Crimian -3% 68% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Busby Scores
b1 1-0 1 12- O CLE A. Smith J. Crimian -4% 64% Flyball: C
b1 1-0 2 12- CLE R. Colavito J. Crimian 2% 66% Walk; Avila to 3B; Rosen to 2B
b1 1-0 2 123 R CLE C. Carrasquel J. Crimian 8% 74% Walk; Avila Scores; Rosen to 3B; Colavito to 2B
b1 2-0 2 123 O CLE H. Naragon J. Crimian -5% 69% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- O KCA J. Finigan M. Garcia 2% 72% Flyball: CF
t2 0-2 1 --- O KCA J. Ginsberg M. Garcia 2% 73% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-2 2 --- KCA J. DeMaestri M. Garcia -1% 72% Single to RF
t2 0-2 2 1-- O KCA R. Pless M. Garcia 2% 74% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Jack Crimian facing 9-1-2
b2 2-0 0 --- CLE M. Garcia J. Crimian 2% 77% Single to 2B
b2 2-0 0 1-- RR CLE J. Busby J. Crimian 11% 87% Home Run; Garcia Scores
b2 4-0 0 --- O CLE B. Avila J. Crimian -1% 87% Strikeout
b2 4-0 1 --- CLE A. Rosen J. Crimian 1% 88% Single to LF
b2 4-0 1 1-- OO CLE V. Wertz J. Crimian -2% 85% Double Play: Strikeout, Rosen Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 4.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 9-1-2
Clete Boyer pinch hits for Jack Crimian (P) batting 9th
t3 0-4 0 --- KCA C. Boyer M. Garcia -3% 82% Single to RF
t3 0-4 0 1-- KCA S. Jacobs M. Garcia -5% 78% Single to RF; Boyer to 2B
t3 0-4 0 12- O KCA H. Lopez M. Garcia 3% 81% Flyball: CF; Boyer to 3B
t3 0-4 1 1-3 RO KCA G. Zernial M. Garcia 1% 82% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Boyer Scores
t3 1-4 2 1-- KCA H. Simpson M. Garcia -2% 80% Walk; Zernial to 2B
t3 1-4 2 12- O KCA J. Finigan M. Garcia 4% 84% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Art Ceccarelli facing 5-6-7
Art Ceccarelli replaces Spook Jacobs (2B) pitching and batting 1st
Clete Boyer moves from PH to 2B
b3 4-1 0 --- O CLE A. Smith A. Ceccarelli -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 4-1 1 --- O CLE R. Colavito A. Ceccarelli -1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 4-1 2 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel A. Ceccarelli -1% 81% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 4.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 6-7-8
t4 1-4 0 --- KCA J. Ginsberg M. Garcia -4% 77% Single to P
t4 1-4 0 1-- KCA J. DeMaestri M. Garcia -6% 71% Single to RF; Ginsberg to 2B
t4 1-4 0 12- OO KCA R. Pless M. Garcia 11% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Ginsberg to 3B
t4 1-4 2 --3 O KCA C. Boyer M. Garcia 3% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Art Ceccarelli facing 8-9-1
Mike Baxes replaces Joe DeMaestri playing SS batting 7th
b4 4-1 0 --- O CLE H. Naragon A. Ceccarelli -1% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 4-1 1 --- O CLE M. Garcia A. Ceccarelli -1% 84% Flyball: CF
b4 4-1 2 --- O CLE J. Busby A. Ceccarelli -1% 83% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 4.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
Vic Power pinch hits for Art Ceccarelli (P) batting 1st
t5 1-4 0 --- O KCA V. Power M. Garcia 2% 86% Flyball: RF
t5 1-4 1 --- O KCA H. Lopez M. Garcia 2% 87% Flyball: RF
t5 1-4 2 --- O KCA G. Zernial M. Garcia 1% 88% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Bill Harrington facing 2-3-4
Bill Harrington replaces Vic Power (PH) pitching and batting 1st
b5 4-1 0 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Harrington -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-1 1 --- O CLE A. Rosen B. Harrington -1% 86% Strikeout
b5 4-1 2 --- O CLE V. Wertz B. Harrington -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 4.

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