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Scores
Standings
BOS
@CHW
5
4
NYY
@CLE
2
5
WSH
@DET
15
3
BAL
@KCA
3
1
LAD
@CIN
4
16
SFG
@MLN
8
5
CHC
@PHI
4
3
STL
@PIT
1
2
Saturday, May 2, 1959,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 14,484, Time of Game: 2:13
Yankees
2
7-10
 Lost 3 
7th, 5½ GB
at Indians
5
12-4
 Won 2 
1st
W: Herb Score (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   1  0  1   0  0  0    2  6  1
Indians         0  0  2   0  0  1   2  0  X    5  6  0

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Richardson SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .217 .254 .283 .537 -0.114 1.15 0.000 -0.114 -0.8 1 2
Hank Bauer RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .266 .360 .438 .798 -0.039 0.81 0.024 -0.064 -0.1 1 0
Gil McDougald 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .314 .415 .343 .757 0.041 1.07 0.088 -0.048 0.4 2 1
Bill Skowron 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .318 .392 .667 1.059 -0.097 1.09 0.000 -0.097 -0.8 7 1
Yogi Berra C 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .209 .292 .233 .524 0.016 1.32 0.088 -0.072 0.1 7 1
Elston Howard LF 4 1 3 0 0 1 4 .354 .360 .458 .818 0.136 1.08 0.142 -0.006 0.9 4 0
Clete Boyer 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.155 1.65 0.000 -0.155 -1.3 0 1
Tony Kubek CF 2 0 1 1 1 1 3 .244 .261 .267 .528 0.144 1.90 0.168 -0.023 0.8 1 0
   Don Larsen PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .500 .333 .833 -0.009 0.38 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
Tom Sturdivant P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.155 2.02 0.000 -0.155 -1.2 1 1
   Jim Coates P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Enos Slaughter PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .250 .625 .875 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.1
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 3 13 36 .182 .250 .182 .432 -0.235 1.24 0.510 -0.746 -2.3 24 7
TB: E Howard 3; T Kubek; G McDougald; Y Berra.
RBI: T Kubek (3); Y Berra (4).
2-out RBI: T Kubek.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
E: B Richardson (4).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Piersall CF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .214 .279 .286 .564 -0.008 0.53 0.027 -0.036 -0.2 0 0
Vic Power 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .394 .444 .667 1.111 0.152 0.84 0.202 -0.051 1.3 7 0 HR
Minnie Minoso LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .254 .306 .403 .709 -0.047 0.47 0.000 -0.047 -0.6 0 0
Rocky Colavito RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .302 .389 .571 .960 0.224 0.49 0.234 -0.009 1.1 4 0 HR
Russ Nixon C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .222 .293 .278 .570 -0.045 0.70 0.011 -0.056 -0.5 13 0
Randy Jackson 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.002 0.86 0.038 -0.036 0.0 0 1
   Woodie Held 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .348 .641 .989 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
George Strickland SS 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .364 .431 .600 1.031 -0.021 0.99 0.039 -0.060 -0.1 0 3 CS
Billy Martin 2B 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 .200 .234 .383 .618 0.051 1.28 0.123 -0.072 0.9 2 2 HR
Herb Score P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.045 0.60 0.000 -0.045 -0.6 0 1
Team Totals 30 5 6 5 2 7 32 .200 .250 .500 .750 0.263 0.74 0.674 -0.412 1.2 27 7
HR: V Power (4, off T Sturdivant, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF); R Colavito (5, off T Sturdivant, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF); B Martin (3, off T Sturdivant, 7th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
TB: R Colavito 4; V Power 4; B Martin 4; R Jackson; R Nixon; G Strickland.
RBI: V Power 2 (11); B Martin 2 (8); R Colavito (8).
2-out RBI: R Colavito.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Baserunning
CS: G Strickland (1, 2nd base by T Sturdivant/Y Berra).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Sturdivant, L (0-1) 7 6 5 4 2 6 3 3.71 29 51 -0.268 0.80 -1.7
Jim Coates 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.60 3 0 0 0.006 0.07 0.5
Team Totals 8 6 5 4 2 7 3 4.50 32 51 0 0 -0.262 0.74 -1.2

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Herb Score, W (2-1) 9 6 2 2 3 13 0 2.97 36 77 0.237 1.24 2.3
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 3 13 0 2.00 36 77 0.237 1.24 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: H Score 3 (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Paparella, 1B - Eddie Hurley, 2B - Ed Runge, 3B - Frank Tabacchi.
Time of Game: 2:13.
Attendance: 14,484.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Cleveland Indians
1 Bobby Richardson SS 1 Jim Piersall CF
2 Hank Bauer RF 2 Vic Power 1B
3 Gil McDougald 2B 3 Minnie Minoso LF
4 Bill Skowron 1B 4 Rocky Colavito RF
5 Yogi Berra C 5 Russ Nixon C
6 Elston Howard LF 6 Randy Jackson 3B
7 Clete Boyer 3B 7 George Strickland SS
8 Tony Kubek CF 8 Billy Martin 2B
9 Tom Sturdivant P 9 Herb Score P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-0 1 1-- RR CLE V. Power T. Sturdivant 20% 76% Home Run (Deep RF); Piersall Scores/unER
b6 2-2 2 --- R CLE R. Colavito T. Sturdivant 20% 71% Home Run (Deep LF)
t6 1-2 2 --3 R NYY T. Kubek H. Score -15% 54% Single to CF; Howard Scores
b7 3-2 0 1-- RR CLE B. Martin T. Sturdivant 12% 95% Home Run (Deep LF); Strickland Scores
t4 1-2 2 123 O NYY T. Sturdivant H. Score 9% 69% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY B. Richardson H. Score 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- NYY H. Bauer H. Score -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- O NYY G. McDougald H. Score 3% 52% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 2 1-- O NYY B. Skowron H. Score 2% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Tom Sturdivant facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Piersall T. Sturdivant -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE V. Power T. Sturdivant -1% 51% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- O CLE M. Minoso T. Sturdivant -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Herb Score facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYY Y. Berra H. Score 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- NYY E. Howard H. Score -3% 50% Single to RF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O NYY C. Boyer H. Score 3% 53% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 1-- O NYY T. Kubek H. Score 2% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Tom Sturdivant facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- CLE R. Colavito T. Sturdivant 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CLE R. Nixon T. Sturdivant -3% 55% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 1-- CLE R. Jackson T. Sturdivant 4% 59% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Colavito to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- O CLE G. Strickland T. Sturdivant -4% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Colavito to 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 O CLE B. Martin T. Sturdivant -5% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Herb Score facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O NYY T. Sturdivant H. Score 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- O NYY B. Richardson H. Score 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O NYY H. Bauer H. Score 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Tom Sturdivant facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O CLE H. Score T. Sturdivant -2% 53% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- CLE J. Piersall T. Sturdivant 3% 56% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball)
b3 0-0 1 1-- RR CLE V. Power T. Sturdivant 20% 76% Home Run (Deep RF); Piersall Scores/unER
b3 2-0 1 --- O CLE M. Minoso T. Sturdivant -1% 75% Strikeout
b3 2-0 2 --- O CLE R. Colavito T. Sturdivant -1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Herb Score facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- NYY G. McDougald H. Score -4% 70% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t4 0-2 0 1-- NYY B. Skowron H. Score -3% 67% Wild Pitch; McDougald to 2B
t4 0-2 0 -2- O NYY B. Skowron H. Score 2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B; McDougald to 3B
t4 0-2 1 --3 R NYY Y. Berra H. Score -7% 63% Single to LF (Ground Ball); McDougald Scores
t4 1-2 1 1-- NYY E. Howard H. Score -5% 58% Single to RF; Berra to 2B
t4 1-2 1 12- O NYY C. Boyer H. Score 6% 64% Strikeout
t4 1-2 2 12- NYY T. Kubek H. Score -2% 62% Wild Pitch; Berra to 3B; Howard to 2B
t4 1-2 2 -23 NYY T. Kubek H. Score -2% 60% Walk
t4 1-2 2 123 O NYY T. Sturdivant H. Score 9% 69% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Yankees' Tom Sturdivant facing 5-6-7
b4 2-1 0 --- O CLE R. Nixon T. Sturdivant -2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-1 1 --- O CLE R. Jackson T. Sturdivant -1% 66% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-1 2 --- CLE G. Strickland T. Sturdivant 1% 67% Walk
b4 2-1 2 1-- O CLE B. Martin T. Sturdivant -2% 65% Strickland Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 2.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
t5 1-2 0 --- O NYY B. Richardson H. Score 3% 68% Groundout: P-1B
t5 1-2 1 --- O NYY H. Bauer H. Score 2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-2 2 --- NYY G. McDougald H. Score -2% 68% Walk
t5 1-2 2 1-- O NYY B. Skowron H. Score 3% 71% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Yankees' Tom Sturdivant facing 8-9-1
b5 2-1 0 --- O CLE B. Martin T. Sturdivant -2% 69% Flyball: SS
b5 2-1 1 --- O CLE H. Score T. Sturdivant -1% 68% Groundout: 1B-P
b5 2-1 2 --- O CLE J. Piersall T. Sturdivant -1% 67% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 2.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Herb Score facing 5-6-7
t6 1-2 0 --- O NYY Y. Berra H. Score 4% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-2 1 --- NYY E. Howard H. Score -4% 66% Single to RF
t6 1-2 1 1-- NYY C. Boyer H. Score -3% 64% Wild Pitch; Howard to 2B
t6 1-2 1 -2- O NYY C. Boyer H. Score 5% 69% Flyball: RF; Howard to 3B
t6 1-2 2 --3 R NYY T. Kubek H. Score -15% 54% Single to CF; Howard Scores
t6 2-2 2 1-- O NYY T. Sturdivant H. Score 3% 57% Strikeout (foul bunt)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 2-2, Yankees' Tom Sturdivant facing 2-3-4
b6 2-2 0 --- O CLE V. Power T. Sturdivant -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-2 1 --- O CLE M. Minoso T. Sturdivant -2% 52% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b6 2-2 2 --- R CLE R. Colavito T. Sturdivant 20% 71% Home Run (Deep LF)
b6 3-2 2 --- CLE R. Nixon T. Sturdivant 1% 72% Single to RF
b6 3-2 2 1-- O CLE R. Jackson T. Sturdivant -2% 70% Foul Flyball: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 3.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
Woodie Held replaces Randy Jackson playing 3B batting 6th
t7 2-3 0 --- O NYY B. Richardson H. Score 4% 75% Flyball: RF
t7 2-3 1 --- O NYY H. Bauer H. Score 3% 78% Foul Flyball: 3B
t7 2-3 2 --- O NYY G. McDougald H. Score 2% 80% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Tom Sturdivant facing 7-8-9
b7 3-2 0 --- CLE G. Strickland T. Sturdivant 3% 82% Single to RF
b7 3-2 0 1-- RR CLE B. Martin T. Sturdivant 12% 95% Home Run (Deep LF); Strickland Scores
b7 5-2 0 --- O CLE H. Score T. Sturdivant -1% 94% Strikeout
b7 5-2 1 --- O CLE J. Piersall T. Sturdivant -0% 94% Lineout: RF
b7 5-2 2 --- O CLE V. Power T. Sturdivant -0% 94% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 5.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Herb Score facing 4-5-6
t8 2-5 0 --- O NYY B. Skowron H. Score 2% 96% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 2-5 1 --- O NYY Y. Berra H. Score 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-5 2 --- O NYY E. Howard H. Score 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-2, Yankees' Jim Coates facing 3-4-5
Jim Coates replaces Tom Sturdivant pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-2 0 --- O CLE M. Minoso J. Coates -0% 97% Strikeout
b8 5-2 1 --- O CLE R. Colavito J. Coates -0% 97% Popfly: 1B
b8 5-2 2 --- O CLE R. Nixon J. Coates -0% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 5.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Herb Score facing 7-8-9
t9 2-5 0 --- O NYY C. Boyer H. Score 2% 99% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
Don Larsen pinch hits for Tony Kubek (CF) batting 8th
t9 2-5 1 --- O NYY D. Larsen H. Score 1% 100% Strikeout
Enos Slaughter pinch hits for Jim Coates (P) batting 9th
t9 2-5 2 --- O NYY E. Slaughter H. Score 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 5.

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