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Standings
KCA
@CLE
5
2
KCA
@CLE
4
9
CHW
@DET
8
1
BAL
@NYY
2
11
BAL
@NYY
5
1
BOS
@WSH
5
3
NYG
@BRO
4
6
STL
@CHC
3
2
STL
@CHC
14
7
 
(7)
MLN
@CIN
15
0
MLN
@CIN
6
1
PHI
@PIT
9
11
PHI
@PIT
7
2
Sunday, May 13, 1956,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:17
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Athletics
5
9-12
 Won 1 
7th, 5½ GB
at Indians
2
13-9
 Lost 1 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Art Ditmar (3-2)
L: Bob Feller (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       2  0  2   0  0  0   1  0  0    5  7  0
Indians         0  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  4  1

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Spook Jacobs 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .268 .381 .310 .691 -0.035 0.41 0.010 -0.045 -0.6 4 3
Hector Lopez CF 3 2 0 0 2 0 5 .279 .333 .500 .833 0.013 0.55 0.052 -0.039 -0.0 2 0
Enos Slaughter LF 3 3 2 0 2 0 5 .370 .434 .457 .890 0.244 0.76 0.247 -0.002 2.8 5 0
Harry Simpson RF 4 0 3 2 0 0 4 .284 .306 .481 .787 0.195 1.13 0.207 -0.012 2.8 0 0 2B
Jim Finigan 3B 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .184 .289 .211 .499 -0.079 0.81 0.000 -0.079 -1.4 0 1
Joe Ginsberg C 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .239 .315 .348 .663 -0.015 0.74 0.014 -0.029 -0.4 3 0 2·IW
Joe DeMaestri SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .273 .294 .348 .643 -0.086 0.81 0.000 -0.086 -1.4 1 9
Rance Pless 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .188 .188 .250 .438 -0.060 0.58 0.000 -0.060 -0.9 12 1 2B
Art Ditmar P 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .176 .176 .176 .353 -0.044 0.43 0.000 -0.044 -0.6 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 7 3 6 0 39 .212 .333 .273 .606 0.133 0.69 0.530 -0.396 0.2 27 14
2B: H Simpson (2, off B Feller); R Pless (2, off C McLish).
IBB: J Ginsberg 2 (2, 1 by B Feller, 1 by C McLish).
TB: H Simpson 4; R Pless 2; E Slaughter 2; S Jacobs.
RBI: H Simpson 2 (17); J Finigan (6).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. J DeMaestri-S Jacobs-R Pless.

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Busby CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .200 .261 .341 .602 -0.024 1.47 0.092 -0.117 0.1 2 0 2B
Bobby Avila 2B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .272 .316 .370 .686 0.005 1.12 0.082 -0.077 0.2 2 6
Al Rosen 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .310 .412 .465 .877 -0.153 1.06 0.000 -0.153 -1.3 1 5 GDP
Vic Wertz 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .312 .400 .558 .958 -0.006 0.69 0.040 -0.046 -0.0 14 0
Al Smith LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .246 .351 .492 .843 0.066 1.08 0.111 -0.045 0.6 4 0
Rocky Colavito RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .091 .211 .212 .423 -0.104 1.50 0.000 -0.104 -0.9 1 1 SH
Chico Carrasquel SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .190 .235 .266 .501 -0.095 1.05 0.033 -0.128 -1.0 2 3
Hal Naragon C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .308 .438 .615 1.053 -0.060 1.35 0.053 -0.113 -0.7 1 0
Bob Feller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Cal McLish P 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 1.000 0.069 0.83 0.069 0.000 0.7 0 2
   Dale Mitchell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.062 2.71 0.000 -0.062 -0.5
   Ray Narleski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 29 2 4 2 5 2 35 .138 .265 .172 .437 -0.364 1.19 0.480 -0.845 -2.8 27 18
2B: J Busby (3, off A Ditmar).
SH: R Colavito (1, off A Ditmar).
TB: J Busby 2; B Avila; C Carrasquel; V Wertz.
GIDP: A Rosen (4).
RBI: B Avila 2 (11).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
PB: H Naragon (4).
E: R Colavito (1).
Outfield Assists: R Colavito (R Pless at 3rd base).

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Art Ditmar, W (3-2) 9 4 2 2 5 2 0 2.03 35 68 0.366 1.19 2.8
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 5 2 0 2.00 35 68 0.366 1.19 2.8

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Feller, L (0-1) 2 3 4 4 4 0 0 9.82 13 30 -0.259 0.90 -3.3
Cal McLish 5 4 1 1 2 0 0 1.13 20 2 1 0.100 0.70 2.0
Ray Narleski 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.13 6 0 0 0.026 0.17 1.1
Team Totals 9 7 5 5 6 0 0 5.00 39 30 2 1 -0.133 0.69 -0.2
B Feller faced 3 batters in the 3rd inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Feller (1; J Ginsberg); C McLish (1; J Ginsberg).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - John Rice, 2B - Bill Summers, 3B - Bill McKinley.
Time of Game: 2:17.
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 Enos Slaughter 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 Art Ditmar P 9 Bob Feller P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 1-- R KCA E. Slaughter B. Feller 13% 63% Single to RF; Lopez Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI; Slaughter to 3B
b3 0-4 0 1-- CLE J. Busby A. Ditmar -9% 71% Double to RF; McLish to 3B
b3 2-4 0 1-- OO CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar 9% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t3 2-0 0 12- R KCA H. Simpson B. Feller 9% 86% Single to CF; Slaughter to 3B; Lopez Scores
b2 0-2 1 -23 O CLE C. Carrasquel A. Ditmar 8% 64% Flyball: SS

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' Bob Feller facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCA S. Jacobs B. Feller -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- KCA H. Lopez B. Feller 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- R KCA E. Slaughter B. Feller 13% 63% Single to RF; Lopez Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI; Slaughter to 3B
t1 1-0 1 --3 R KCA H. Simpson B. Feller 6% 70% Double to CF; Slaughter Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- O KCA J. Finigan B. Feller -3% 67% Flyball: RF
t1 2-0 2 -2- KCA J. Ginsberg B. Feller 1% 68% Intentional Walk
t1 2-0 2 12- O KCA J. DeMaestri B. Feller -3% 64% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O CLE J. Busby A. Ditmar 2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- O CLE B. Avila A. Ditmar 2% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-2 2 --- O CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar 1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Bob Feller facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- O KCA R. Pless B. Feller -2% 68% Flyball: LF
t2 2-0 1 --- O KCA A. Ditmar B. Feller -1% 66% Flyball: LF
t2 2-0 2 --- O KCA S. Jacobs B. Feller -1% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- CLE V. Wertz A. Ditmar -4% 61% Single to LF
b2 0-2 0 1-- CLE A. Smith A. Ditmar -6% 55% Walk; Wertz to 2B
b2 0-2 0 12- O CLE R. Colavito A. Ditmar 1% 56% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Smith to 2B; Wertz to 3B
b2 0-2 1 -23 O CLE C. Carrasquel A. Ditmar 8% 64% Flyball: SS
b2 0-2 2 -23 O CLE H. Naragon A. Ditmar 6% 71% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Bob Feller facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- KCA H. Lopez B. Feller 3% 74% Walk
t3 2-0 0 1-- KCA E. Slaughter B. Feller 4% 78% Walk; Lopez to 2B
t3 2-0 0 12- R KCA H. Simpson B. Feller 9% 86% Single to CF; Slaughter to 3B; Lopez Scores
Cal McLish replaces Bob Feller pitching and batting 9th
t3 3-0 0 1-3 RO KCA J. Finigan C. McLish -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Slaughter Scores
t3 4-0 1 1-- O KCA J. Ginsberg C. McLish -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 4-0 2 1-- O KCA J. DeMaestri C. McLish -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 9-1-2
b3 0-4 0 --- CLE C. McLish A. Ditmar -3% 80% Walk
b3 0-4 0 1-- CLE J. Busby A. Ditmar -9% 71% Double to RF; McLish to 3B
b3 0-4 0 -23 RR CLE B. Avila A. Ditmar -8% 62% Single to CF; Busby Scores; McLish Scores
b3 2-4 0 1-- OO CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar 9% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b3 2-4 2 --- O CLE V. Wertz A. Ditmar 1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 2.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Cal McLish facing 8-9-1
t4 4-2 0 --- O KCA R. Pless C. McLish -2% 71% Double to RF; Pless out at 3B/RF-2B-3B
t4 4-2 1 --- O KCA A. Ditmar C. McLish -1% 69% Groundout: P-1B
t4 4-2 2 --- KCA S. Jacobs C. McLish 1% 70% Single to RF
t4 4-2 2 1-- O KCA H. Lopez C. McLish -2% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 5-6-7
b4 2-4 0 --- O CLE A. Smith A. Ditmar 3% 71% Flyball: LF
b4 2-4 1 --- O CLE R. Colavito A. Ditmar 2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-4 2 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel A. Ditmar 1% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 2.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Cal McLish facing 3-4-5
t5 4-2 0 --- KCA E. Slaughter C. McLish 3% 77% Single to LF
t5 4-2 0 1-- O KCA H. Simpson C. McLish -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B; Slaughter to 2B
t5 4-2 1 -2- O KCA J. Finigan C. McLish -3% 73% Flyball: CF
t5 4-2 2 -2- KCA J. Ginsberg C. McLish 1% 74% Intentional Walk
t5 4-2 2 12- O KCA J. DeMaestri C. McLish -4% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 8-9-1
b5 2-4 0 --- O CLE H. Naragon A. Ditmar 3% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 2-4 1 --- CLE C. McLish A. Ditmar -4% 70% Walk
b5 2-4 1 1-- O CLE J. Busby A. Ditmar 4% 74% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 2-4 2 1-- O CLE B. Avila A. Ditmar 3% 77% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 2.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Cal McLish facing 8-9-1
t6 4-2 0 --- O KCA R. Pless C. McLish -2% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 4-2 1 --- O KCA A. Ditmar C. McLish -1% 74% Groundout: P-1B
t6 4-2 2 --- O KCA S. Jacobs C. McLish -1% 73% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 3-4-5
b6 2-4 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar 4% 77% Strikeout
b6 2-4 1 --- O CLE V. Wertz A. Ditmar 3% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 2-4 2 --- O CLE A. Smith A. Ditmar 2% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 2.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Cal McLish facing 2-3-4
t7 4-2 0 --- O KCA H. Lopez C. McLish -2% 79% Flyball: CF
t7 4-2 1 --- KCA E. Slaughter C. McLish 2% 81% Walk
t7 4-2 1 1-- KCA H. Simpson C. McLish 6% 87% Single to RF; Slaughter to 3B; Simpson to 2B/Adv on throw
t7 4-2 1 -23 R KCA J. Finigan C. McLish 3% 90% Passed Ball; Slaughter Scores
t7 5-2 1 -2- O KCA J. Finigan C. McLish -2% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 5-2 2 -2- O KCA J. Ginsberg C. McLish -2% 87% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 6-7-8
b7 2-5 0 --- O CLE R. Colavito A. Ditmar 3% 90% Flyball: LF
b7 2-5 1 --- CLE C. Carrasquel A. Ditmar -3% 86% Single to LF
b7 2-5 1 1-- CLE H. Naragon A. Ditmar -5% 81% Walk; Carrasquel to 2B
Dale Mitchell pinch hits for Cal McLish (P) batting 9th
b7 2-5 1 12- O CLE D. Mitchell A. Ditmar 6% 87% Flyball: CF
b7 2-5 2 12- O CLE J. Busby A. Ditmar 5% 93% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 2.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Ray Narleski facing 7-8-9
Ray Narleski replaces Dale Mitchell (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-2 0 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri R. Narleski -1% 92% Foul Flyball: LF
t8 5-2 1 --- O KCA R. Pless R. Narleski -1% 91% Groundout: P-1B
t8 5-2 2 --- O KCA A. Ditmar R. Narleski -0% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 2-3-4
b8 2-5 0 --- O CLE B. Avila A. Ditmar 3% 94% Foul Flyball: C
b8 2-5 1 --- O CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar 2% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 2-5 2 --- O CLE V. Wertz A. Ditmar 1% 96% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 2.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Ray Narleski facing 1-2-3
t9 5-2 0 --- O KCA S. Jacobs R. Narleski -0% 96% Foul Flyball: C
t9 5-2 1 --- O KCA H. Lopez R. Narleski -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 5-2 2 --- O KCA E. Slaughter R. Narleski -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 5-6-7
b9 2-5 0 --- CLE A. Smith A. Ditmar -5% 91% Walk
b9 2-5 0 1-- O CLE R. Colavito A. Ditmar 5% 95% Flyball: CF
b9 2-5 1 1-- O CLE C. Carrasquel A. Ditmar 3% 98% Strikeout
b9 2-5 2 1-- O CLE H. Naragon A. Ditmar 2% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 2.

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