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NYY
@BAL
2
3
WSH
@BOS
7
5
WSH
@BOS
11
10
 
(11)
DET
@CHW
3
1
 
(11)
DET
@CHW
1
4
KCA
@CLE
2
5
KCA
@CLE
1
2
MLN
@CIN
3
1
PIT
@NYG
6
7
PIT
@NYG
2
3
BRO
@PHI
3
2
CHC
@STL
0
6
CHC
@STL
3
1
Sunday, August 19, 1956,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 10,319, Time of Game: 2:26
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Athletics
1
38-78
 Lost 3 
8th, 38 GB
at Indians
2
67-48
 Won 3 
2nd, 8½ GB
W: Mike Garcia (9-11)
L: Art Ditmar (9-16)
S: Don Mossi (8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  8  2
Indians         0  0  0   0  1  0   0  1  X    2  6  3

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vic Power 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 .299 .334 .433 .767 0.078 1.79 0.185 -0.107 0.1 2 1 SH
   Bobby Shantz PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .222 .188 .410 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Al Pilarcik CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .231 .315 .333 .648 -0.127 1.81 0.039 -0.167 -0.5 3 0 SB,SH
Lou Skizas RF 3 0 2 1 1 0 5 .353 .387 .473 .860 0.129 1.71 0.163 -0.034 0.3 0 0 SF
   Clete Boyer PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .269 .282 .551 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Eddie Robinson 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .214 .290 .345 .636 -0.128 1.30 0.010 -0.138 -1.0 9 1 GDP
   Jim Finigan PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .226 .309 .301 .610 -0.142 6.08 0.000 -0.142 -0.5
Hal Smith C 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .261 .312 .363 .676 -0.197 2.27 0.072 -0.269 -0.8 5 1 2B
Gus Zernial LF 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .217 .306 .422 .728 0.004 1.12 0.074 -0.070 0.1 1 0
   Johnny Groth PR-LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .233 .315 .389 .704 0.049 1.42 0.049 0.000 0.3 0 0
Hector Lopez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .271 .354 .438 .792 -0.055 1.79 0.056 -0.111 -0.2 0 5
Joe DeMaestri SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .239 .277 .328 .606 -0.011 2.15 0.073 -0.083 -0.3 3 2 SB
Art Ditmar P 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .153 .176 .153 .328 -0.187 2.44 0.047 -0.233 -1.2 1 3
Team Totals 35 1 8 1 3 7 41 .229 .282 .257 .539 -0.587 1.94 0.768 -1.354 -3.8 24 13
2B: H Smith (15, off M Garcia).
SF: L Skizas (3, off M Garcia).
SH: V Power (3, off M Garcia); A Pilarcik (2, off M Garcia).
TB: H Smith 2; L Skizas 2; G Zernial; V Power; J Groth; J DeMaestri; A Ditmar.
GIDP: E Robinson (7).
RBI: L Skizas (24).
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 0 for 12.
Fielding
E: G Zernial (2); H Lopez (25).
Baserunning
SB: A Pilarcik (4, 2nd base off M Garcia/H Naragon); J DeMaestri (2, 2nd base off M Garcia/J Hegan).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Avila 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .231 .350 .321 .671 -0.144 1.34 0.000 -0.144 -1.1 2 3
Gene Woodling LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .415 .432 .846 -0.106 1.04 0.000 -0.106 -0.8 1 0
Al Smith CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .284 .382 .458 .841 0.004 0.74 0.039 -0.036 -0.0 2 0
Al Rosen 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .290 .385 .471 .856 0.021 1.11 0.062 -0.042 0.1 2 3
Preston Ward 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .292 .379 .481 .859 0.263 1.91 0.332 -0.069 0.9 8 1
Rocky Colavito RF 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .270 .372 .540 .912 -0.013 1.32 0.089 -0.103 -0.5 1 0
Hal Naragon C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .390 .447 .836 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
   Jim Hegan C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .231 .341 .376 .717 -0.097 1.60 0.000 -0.097 -0.8 4 0
Chico Carrasquel SS 3 0 2 1 0 1 3 .247 .326 .320 .646 0.097 1.41 0.115 -0.018 0.6 4 2
Mike Garcia P 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .109 .157 .130 .287 -0.111 1.64 0.000 -0.111 -0.8 1 1 SH
   Don Mossi P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .222 .422 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 6 2 1 4 33 .194 .219 .194 .412 -0.086 1.33 0.637 -0.726 -2.3 27 10
SH: M Garcia (8, off A Ditmar).
TB: C Carrasquel 2; A Rosen 2; P Ward; A Smith.
RBI: C Carrasquel (42); P Ward (31).
2-out RBI: P Ward.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Avila-C Carrasquel-P Ward.
E: C Carrasquel (16); J Hegan (6); B Avila (13).

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Art Ditmar, L (9-16) 8 6 2 0 1 4 0 4.35 33 69 0.087 1.33 2.3
Team Totals 8 6 2 0 1 4 0 0.00 33 69 0.087 1.33 2.3

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Garcia, W (9-11) 8.1 8 1 1 3 6 0 3.92 39 66 0.300 1.75 2.8
Don Mossi, S (8) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.98 2 2 0 0.286 5.78 0.9
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 3 7 0 1.00 41 66 2 0 0.586 1.94 3.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Summers, 1B - Bill McKinley, 2B - John Rice, 3B - Red Flaherty.
Time of Game: 2:26.
Attendance: 10,319.
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 Eddie Robinson 1B 4 Al Rosen 3B
5 Hal Smith C 5 Preston Ward 1B
6 Gus Zernial LF 6 Rocky Colavito RF
7 Hector Lopez 3B 7 Hal Naragon C
8 Joe DeMaestri SS 8 Chico Carrasquel SS
9 Art Ditmar P 9 Mike Garcia P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-1 2 12- R CLE P. Ward A. Ditmar 28% 87% Single to CF; Ward to 2B/Adv on throw; Smith Scores/unER; Rosen to 3B
t9 1-2 2 12- O KCA H. Smith D. Mossi 14% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
t9 1-2 1 12- O KCA J. Finigan D. Mossi 14% 86% Strikeout
t8 1-1 2 -23 O KCA A. Ditmar M. Garcia 12% 61% Foul Flyball: 3B
t9 1-2 0 --- KCA V. Power M. Garcia -12% 72% Single to RF

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 --- O KCA V. Power M. Garcia 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- KCA A. Pilarcik M. Garcia -2% 50% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 1 1-- KCA L. Skizas M. Garcia -1% 48% Pilarcik Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O KCA L. Skizas M. Garcia 3% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 -2- KCA E. Robinson M. Garcia -1% 51% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- O KCA H. Smith M. Garcia 4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Avila A. Ditmar -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Woodling A. Ditmar -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O CLE A. Smith A. Ditmar -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- KCA G. Zernial M. Garcia -4% 46% Single to 3B
t2 0-0 0 1-- KCA H. Lopez M. Garcia -6% 41% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Zernial to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- O KCA J. DeMaestri M. Garcia 5% 46% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 12- O KCA A. Ditmar M. Garcia 5% 51% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 12- O KCA V. Power M. Garcia 4% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar -2% 53% Foul Flyball: C
b2 0-0 1 --- O CLE P. Ward A. Ditmar -2% 51% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O CLE R. Colavito A. Ditmar -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 2-3-4
Jim Hegan replaces Hal Naragon playing C batting 7th
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCA A. Pilarcik M. Garcia 3% 53% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- KCA L. Skizas M. Garcia -3% 50% Single to CF
t3 0-0 1 1-- OO KCA E. Robinson M. Garcia 6% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan A. Ditmar -3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel A. Ditmar -2% 51% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- O CLE M. Garcia A. Ditmar -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- KCA H. Smith M. Garcia -7% 43% Double to LF
t4 0-0 0 -2- O KCA G. Zernial M. Garcia 7% 50% Fielder's Choice 2B; Smith out at 3B/2B-3B
t4 0-0 1 1-- O KCA H. Lopez M. Garcia 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 2 1-- O KCA J. DeMaestri M. Garcia 3% 56% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Avila A. Ditmar -3% 53% Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Woodling A. Ditmar -2% 51% Lineout: SS
b4 0-0 2 --- CLE A. Smith A. Ditmar 1% 53% Single to CF
b4 0-0 2 1-- CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar 2% 55% Single to LF; Smith to 2B
b4 0-0 2 12- O CLE P. Ward A. Ditmar -5% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 9-1-2
t5 0-0 0 --- KCA A. Ditmar M. Garcia -5% 45% Single to RF
t5 0-0 0 1-- KCA V. Power M. Garcia -7% 38% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; Ditmar to 2B
t5 0-0 0 12- O KCA A. Pilarcik M. Garcia 0% 39% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Ditmar to 3B; Power to 2B
t5 0-0 1 -23 RO KCA L. Skizas M. Garcia -0% 38% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Ditmar Scores
t5 1-0 2 -2- O KCA E. Robinson M. Garcia 4% 42% Flyball: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- CLE R. Colavito A. Ditmar 9% 51% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Colavito to 2B
b5 0-1 0 -2- O CLE J. Hegan A. Ditmar -2% 49% Flyball: CF; Colavito to 3B
b5 0-1 1 --3 R CLE C. Carrasquel A. Ditmar 8% 57% Single to LF; Colavito Scores/unER
b5 1-1 1 1-- O CLE M. Garcia A. Ditmar -2% 55% Bunt Groundout: C-3B-2B/Sacrifice; Carrasquel to 2B
b5 1-1 2 -2- O CLE B. Avila A. Ditmar -5% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 5-6-7
t6 1-1 0 --- O KCA H. Smith M. Garcia 3% 53% Strikeout
t6 1-1 1 --- KCA G. Zernial M. Garcia -4% 50% Walk
Johnny Groth pinch runs for Gus Zernial (LF) batting 6th
t6 1-1 1 1-- O KCA H. Lopez M. Garcia 4% 54% Flyball: SS
t6 1-1 2 1-- KCA J. DeMaestri M. Garcia -3% 51% Single to SS; Groth to 2B
t6 1-1 2 12- O KCA A. Ditmar M. Garcia 7% 58% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 2-3-4
Johnny Groth moves from PR to LF
b6 1-1 0 --- O CLE G. Woodling A. Ditmar -3% 54% Groundout: P-1B
b6 1-1 1 --- O CLE A. Smith A. Ditmar -3% 52% Flyball: SS
b6 1-1 2 --- O CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
t7 1-1 0 --- O KCA V. Power M. Garcia 4% 54% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 1-1 1 --- O KCA A. Pilarcik M. Garcia 3% 57% Groundout: P-1B
t7 1-1 2 --- KCA L. Skizas M. Garcia -2% 55% Walk
t7 1-1 2 1-- O KCA E. Robinson M. Garcia 4% 59% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 5-6-7
b7 1-1 0 --- CLE P. Ward A. Ditmar 6% 65% Walk
b7 1-1 0 1-- O CLE R. Colavito A. Ditmar -5% 59% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 1-1 1 1-- O CLE J. Hegan A. Ditmar -5% 54% Strikeout
b7 1-1 2 1-- CLE C. Carrasquel A. Ditmar 3% 58% Single to LF; Colavito to 2B
b7 1-1 2 12- O CLE M. Garcia A. Ditmar -8% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 5-6-7
t8 1-1 0 --- O KCA H. Smith M. Garcia 5% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-1 1 --- KCA J. Groth M. Garcia -5% 50% Single to RF
t8 1-1 1 1-- O KCA H. Lopez M. Garcia 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B; Groth to 2B
t8 1-1 2 -2- KCA J. DeMaestri M. Garcia -3% 50% Strikeout, E2; DeMaestri to 1B; Groth to 3B
t8 1-1 2 1-3 KCA A. Ditmar M. Garcia -1% 49% DeMaestri Steals 2B
t8 1-1 2 -23 O KCA A. Ditmar M. Garcia 12% 61% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 1-2-3
b8 1-1 0 --- O CLE B. Avila A. Ditmar -5% 56% Flyball: CF
b8 1-1 1 --- O CLE G. Woodling A. Ditmar -4% 53% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 1-1 2 --- CLE A. Smith A. Ditmar 2% 55% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Smith to 1B
b8 1-1 2 1-- CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar 4% 59% Single to LF; Smith to 2B
b8 1-1 2 12- R CLE P. Ward A. Ditmar 28% 87% Single to CF; Ward to 2B/Adv on throw; Smith Scores/unER; Rosen to 3B
b8 2-1 2 -23 O CLE R. Colavito A. Ditmar -4% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 2.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
t9 1-2 0 --- KCA V. Power M. Garcia -12% 72% Single to RF
Bobby Shantz pinch runs for Vic Power (2B) batting 1st
t9 1-2 0 1-- O KCA A. Pilarcik M. Garcia 11% 82% Strikeout
t9 1-2 1 1-- KCA L. Skizas M. Garcia -11% 71% Single to LF; Shantz to 2B
Don Mossi replaces Mike Garcia pitching and batting 9th
Jim Finigan pinch hits for Eddie Robinson (1B) batting 4th
Clete Boyer pinch runs for Lou Skizas (RF) batting 3rd
t9 1-2 1 12- O KCA J. Finigan D. Mossi 14% 86% Strikeout
t9 1-2 2 12- O KCA H. Smith D. Mossi 14% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 2.

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