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@BAL
4
6
WSH
@BOS
6
5
DET
@CHW
3
4
KCA
@CLE
9
3
MLN
@CIN
2
8
PIT
@NYG
3
5
BRO
@PHI
2
3
CHC
@STL
1
2
Friday, August 17, 1956,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 7,406, Time of Game: 2:14
Athletics
9
38-75
 Won 1 
8th, 36 GB
at Indians
3
64-48
 Lost 1 
2nd, 9½ GB
W: Jack Crimian (2-6)
L: Hank Aguirre (2-1)
S: Tom Gorman (3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  5  1   0  0  0   0  0  3    9 15  0
Indians         0  0  0   0  2  0   1  0  0    3  7  0

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vic Power 2B 5 2 3 3 0 0 .300 .773 0.154 0.58 0.190 -0.035 2.2 3 6 HR
Al Pilarcik CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 .241 .671 -0.013 0.28 0.013 -0.026 -0.4 1 0
Lou Skizas RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .350 .865 -0.011 0.41 0.000 -0.011 -0.1 0 0
   Enos Slaughter PH-RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 .282 .773 -0.008 0.28 0.012 -0.020 -0.1 2 0
Harry Simpson 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .836 -0.052 0.42 0.000 -0.052 -1.4 10 0
Gus Zernial LF 3 3 2 0 2 1 .218 .735 0.030 0.27 0.038 -0.008 0.4 3 0 IW
Hector Lopez 3B 4 1 2 3 1 0 .274 .794 0.077 0.46 0.083 -0.006 3.3 3 0 2B
Tim Thompson C 5 0 1 0 0 1 .295 .719 0.046 0.58 0.061 -0.016 -0.4 3 0
Joe DeMaestri SS 4 1 2 3 0 0 .241 .614 0.088 0.91 0.101 -0.013 1.0 2 2
Jack Crimian P 2 1 1 0 0 1 .313 .701 0.001 0.51 0.013 -0.011 -0.3 0 1 SH
   Clete Boyer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .551 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
   Tom Gorman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .038 .176 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 39 9 15 9 3 3 .385 .916 0.308 0.46 0.511 -0.202 4.2 27 9
2B: H Lopez (21, off C McLish).
HR: V Power (9, off H Aguirre; 2nd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: J Crimian (2, off B Feller).
IBB: G Zernial (2, by C McLish).
TB: V Power 6; H Lopez 3; A Pilarcik 2; J DeMaestri 2; E Slaughter 2; G Zernial 2; T Thompson; J Crimian.
RBI: H Lopez 3 (61); V Power 3 (48); J DeMaestri 3 (30).
2-out RBI: V Power 3; H Lopez 3.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 6 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. J DeMaestri-V Power-H Simpson 2.

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Avila 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .670 -0.083 0.81 0.000 -0.083 -1.0 4 1
Gene Woodling LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .283 .857 -0.034 0.49 0.012 -0.046 -0.3 2 1
Al Smith CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 .285 .847 0.016 0.45 0.049 -0.033 0.4 5 0 2B,GDP
Al Rosen 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .292 .866 -0.035 0.61 0.024 -0.059 -0.9 1 3 2B,GDP
Preston Ward 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .863 -0.057 0.50 0.000 -0.057 -1.1 5 3
Rocky Colavito RF 3 1 2 3 0 0 .271 .938 0.090 0.46 0.097 -0.006 2.4 3 1 HR
Hal Naragon C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .836 -0.051 0.62 0.000 -0.051 -0.7 4 0
George Strickland SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .661 -0.015 0.29 0.000 -0.015 -0.3 2 3
   Kenny Kuhn PH-SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .661 0.051 1.11 0.051 0.000 0.4 0 0
Hank Aguirre P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .222 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Feller P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.1 0 1
   Jim Busby PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .675 -0.020 0.78 0.000 -0.020 -0.2
   Don Mossi P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .422 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sam Mele PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .772 -0.047 2.03 0.000 -0.047 -0.4
   Cal McLish P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .750 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 32 3 7 3 0 2 .219 .594 -0.189 0.60 0.233 -0.421 -1.8 27 13
2B: A Rosen (11, off J Crimian); A Smith (21, off J Crimian).
HR: R Colavito (14, off J Crimian; 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: R Colavito 5; A Smith 3; A Rosen 2; K Kuhn; G Woodling.
GIDP: A Smith (13); A Rosen (12).
RBI: R Colavito 3 (39).
2-out RBI: R Colavito.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: G Woodling (T Thompson at 3rd base); R Colavito (G Zernial at 2nd base).

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Crimian, W (2-6) 7 5 3 3 0 2 1 5.82 25 57 0.130 0.54 0.7
Tom Gorman, S (3) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.37 7 0 0 0.059 0.81 1.1
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 0 2 1 3.00 32 57 0 0 0.189 0.60 1.8

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Hank Aguirre, L (2-1) 1.2 5 5 5 2 0 1 3.82 11 23 -0.329 1.07 -4.2
Bob Feller 4.1 7 1 1 0 1 0 4.23 19 1 0 0.020 0.28 1.4
Don Mossi 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.02 6 0 0 0.030 0.19 1.1
Cal McLish 1 3 3 3 1 1 0 5.02 7 0 0 -0.032 0.23 -2.5
Team Totals 9 15 9 9 3 3 1 9.00 43 23 1 0 -0.311 0.46 -4.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: C McLish (5; G Zernial).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill McKinley, 1B - John Rice, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - Bill Summers.
Time of Game: 2:14.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Athletics         Cleveland Indians
1 Vic Power 2B 1 Bobby Avila 2B
2 Al Pilarcik CF 2 Gene Woodling LF
3 Lou Skizas RF 3 Al Smith CF
4 Harry Simpson 1B 4 Al Rosen 3B
5 Gus Zernial LF 5 Preston Ward 1B
6 Hector Lopez 3B 6 Rocky Colavito RF
7 Tim Thompson C 7 Hal Naragon C
8 Joe DeMaestri SS 8 George Strickland SS
9 Jack Crimian P 9 Hank Aguirre P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 2-0 2 1-3 RRR KCA V. Power H. Aguirre 18% 87% Home Run; DeMaestri Scores; Crimian Scores
t2 0-0 1 123 RRO KCA J. DeMaestri H. Aguirre 8% 68% Single to LF; DeMaestri to 2B/Adv on throw; Lopez Scores; Zernial Scores; Thompson out at 3B/LF-3B-SS
t2 0-0 1 12- KCA T. Thompson H. Aguirre 6% 60% Single to CF; Lopez to 2B; Zernial to 3B
b5 0-6 1 -2- RR CLE R. Colavito J. Crimian -5% 89% Home Run; Rosen Scores
b8 3-6 0 --- CLE K. Kuhn T. Gorman -5% 86% Single 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' Hank Aguirre facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCA V. Power H. Aguirre -2% 48% Foul Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCA A. Pilarcik H. Aguirre -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCA L. Skizas H. Aguirre -1% 45% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Jack Crimian facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Avila J. Crimian 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Woodling J. Crimian 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O CLE A. Smith J. Crimian 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Hank Aguirre facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCA H. Simpson H. Aguirre -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- KCA G. Zernial H. Aguirre 3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- KCA H. Lopez H. Aguirre 4% 54% Walk; Zernial to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- KCA T. Thompson H. Aguirre 6% 60% Single to CF; Lopez to 2B; Zernial to 3B
t2 0-0 1 123 RRO KCA J. DeMaestri H. Aguirre 8% 68% Single to LF; DeMaestri to 2B/Adv on throw; Lopez Scores; Zernial Scores; Thompson out at 3B/LF-3B-SS
t2 2-0 2 -2- KCA J. Crimian H. Aguirre 1% 69% Single to RF; DeMaestri to 3B
t2 2-0 2 1-3 RRR KCA V. Power H. Aguirre 18% 87% Home Run; DeMaestri Scores; Crimian Scores
t2 5-0 2 --- KCA A. Pilarcik H. Aguirre 0% 88% Single to LF
Bob Feller replaces Hank Aguirre pitching and batting 9th
Enos Slaughter pinch hits for Lou Skizas (RF) batting 3rd
t2 5-0 2 1-- KCA E. Slaughter B. Feller 1% 88% Single to RF; Pilarcik to 2B
t2 5-0 2 12- O KCA H. Simpson B. Feller -2% 87% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-5, Athletics' Jack Crimian facing 4-5-6
Enos Slaughter moves from PH to RF
b2 0-5 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen J. Crimian 2% 89% Strikeout
b2 0-5 1 --- O CLE P. Ward J. Crimian 1% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-5 2 --- O CLE R. Colavito J. Crimian 1% 90% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-0, Indians' Bob Feller facing 5-6-7
t3 5-0 0 --- KCA G. Zernial B. Feller 1% 91% Single to LF
t3 5-0 0 1-- KCA H. Lopez B. Feller 2% 93% Single to 3B; Zernial to 2B
t3 5-0 0 12- O KCA T. Thompson B. Feller -1% 92% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Zernial to 3B
t3 5-0 1 1-3 R KCA J. DeMaestri B. Feller 2% 94% Single to 3B; Zernial Scores; Thompson to 2B
t3 6-0 1 12- O KCA J. Crimian B. Feller -1% 94% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; DeMaestri to 2B; Thompson to 3B
t3 6-0 2 -23 O KCA V. Power B. Feller -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-6, Athletics' Jack Crimian facing 7-8-9
b3 0-6 0 --- O CLE H. Naragon J. Crimian 1% 94% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 0-6 1 --- O CLE G. Strickland J. Crimian 1% 94% Foul Flyball: C
b3 0-6 2 --- O CLE B. Feller J. Crimian 0% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-0, Indians' Bob Feller facing 2-3-4
t4 6-0 0 --- O KCA A. Pilarcik B. Feller -0% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 6-0 1 --- O KCA E. Slaughter B. Feller -0% 94% Flyball: CF
t4 6-0 2 --- O KCA H. Simpson B. Feller -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-6, Athletics' Jack Crimian facing 1-2-3
b4 0-6 0 --- O CLE B. Avila J. Crimian 1% 95% Flyball: SS
b4 0-6 1 --- CLE G. Woodling J. Crimian -1% 94% Single to CF
b4 0-6 1 1-- OO CLE A. Smith J. Crimian 2% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-0, Indians' Bob Feller facing 5-6-7
t5 6-0 0 --- O KCA G. Zernial B. Feller -0% 96% Single to CF; Zernial out at 2B/RF-1B-SS-RF
t5 6-0 1 --- O KCA H. Lopez B. Feller -0% 95% Flyball: CF
t5 6-0 2 --- O KCA T. Thompson B. Feller -0% 95% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-6, Athletics' Jack Crimian facing 4-5-6
b5 0-6 0 --- CLE A. Rosen J. Crimian -2% 93% Double to LF
b5 0-6 0 -2- O CLE P. Ward J. Crimian 2% 95% Flyball: 2B
b5 0-6 1 -2- RR CLE R. Colavito J. Crimian -5% 89% Home Run; Rosen Scores
b5 2-6 1 --- O CLE H. Naragon J. Crimian 1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-6 2 --- O CLE G. Strickland J. Crimian 1% 91% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 2.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-2, Indians' Bob Feller facing 8-9-1
t6 6-2 0 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri B. Feller -1% 91% Flyball: RF
t6 6-2 1 --- O KCA J. Crimian B. Feller -1% 90% Strikeout
t6 6-2 2 --- KCA V. Power B. Feller 0% 91% Single to CF
t6 6-2 2 1-- KCA A. Pilarcik B. Feller 1% 91% Single to CF; Power to 3B
t6 6-2 2 1-3 O KCA E. Slaughter B. Feller -2% 90% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-6, Athletics' Jack Crimian facing 9-1-2
Jim Busby pinch hits for Bob Feller (P) batting 9th
b6 2-6 0 --- O CLE J. Busby J. Crimian 2% 92% Flyball: LF
b6 2-6 1 --- O CLE B. Avila J. Crimian 1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 2-6 2 --- O CLE G. Woodling J. Crimian 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 2.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-2, Indians' Don Mossi facing 4-5-6
Don Mossi replaces Jim Busby (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 6-2 0 --- O KCA H. Simpson D. Mossi -1% 93% Flyball: LF
t7 6-2 1 --- O KCA G. Zernial D. Mossi -0% 93% Strikeout
t7 6-2 2 --- O KCA H. Lopez D. Mossi -0% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-6, Athletics' Jack Crimian facing 3-4-5
b7 2-6 0 --- CLE A. Smith J. Crimian -5% 88% Double to LF
b7 2-6 0 -2- O CLE A. Rosen J. Crimian 4% 92% Flyball: 1B
b7 2-6 1 -2- O CLE P. Ward J. Crimian 3% 94% Flyball: SS
b7 2-6 2 -2- R CLE R. Colavito J. Crimian -4% 90% Single to LF; Smith Scores
b7 3-6 2 1-- O CLE H. Naragon J. Crimian 3% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 3.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-3, Indians' Don Mossi facing 7-8-9
t8 6-3 0 --- O KCA T. Thompson D. Mossi -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 6-3 1 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri D. Mossi -1% 91% Flyball: RF
Clete Boyer pinch hits for Jack Crimian (P) batting 9th
t8 6-3 2 --- O KCA C. Boyer D. Mossi -0% 91% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-6, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 8-9-1
Tom Gorman replaces Clete Boyer (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Kenny Kuhn pinch hits for George Strickland (SS) batting 8th
b8 3-6 0 --- CLE K. Kuhn T. Gorman -5% 86% Single to 2B
Sam Mele pinch hits for Don Mossi (P) batting 9th
b8 3-6 0 1-- O CLE S. Mele T. Gorman 5% 90% Flyball: RF
b8 3-6 1 1-- O CLE B. Avila T. Gorman 4% 94% Foul Flyball: 3B
b8 3-6 2 1-- O CLE G. Woodling T. Gorman 2% 96% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 3.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-3, Indians' Cal McLish facing 1-2-3
Cal McLish replaces Sam Mele (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Kenny Kuhn moves from PH to SS
t9 6-3 0 --- KCA V. Power C. McLish 1% 97% Single to LF
t9 6-3 0 1-- O KCA A. Pilarcik C. McLish -1% 96% Foul Flyball: C
t9 6-3 1 1-- KCA E. Slaughter C. McLish 1% 97% Single to RF; Power to 2B
t9 6-3 1 12- O KCA H. Simpson C. McLish -0% 96% Groundout: 1B-P; Slaughter to 2B; Power to 3B
t9 6-3 2 -23 KCA G. Zernial C. McLish 0% 97% Intentional Walk
t9 6-3 2 123 RRR KCA H. Lopez C. McLish 3% 100% Double to LF; Zernial Scores; Slaughter Scores; Power Scores
t9 9-3 2 -2- O KCA T. Thompson C. McLish -0% 100% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 9, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-9, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 3-4-5
b9 3-9 0 --- CLE A. Smith T. Gorman -0% 99% Single to LF
b9 3-9 0 1-- OO CLE A. Rosen T. Gorman 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b9 3-9 2 --- O CLE P. Ward T. Gorman 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 9, Indians 3.

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