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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BAL
13
5
WSH
@BOS
10
4
 
(11)
DET
@CLE
6
4
CHW
@KCA
0
16
STL
@CHC
5
1
SFG
@LAD
4
2
MLN
@PHI
2
4
CIN
@PIT
5
6
Saturday, May 23, 1959,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 5,864, Time of Game: 2:25
Tigers
6
14-21
 Won 1 
7th, 8½ GB
at Indians
4
22-12
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Jim Bunning (5-3)
L: Cal McLish (5-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  1   0  1  4   0  0  0    6  8  0
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  3    4  6  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Yost 3B 3 0 0 0 2 1 .284 1.036 -0.023 0.36 0.012 -0.035 -0.4 1 2
Harvey Kuenn RF 4 0 1 0 1 0 .378 .896 -0.043 0.36 0.002 -0.045 0.0 3 0
Charlie Maxwell LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 .272 .860 0.051 0.41 0.062 -0.011 0.6 4 0 HBP
Al Kaline CF 4 1 1 2 0 0 .329 .944 0.050 0.90 0.111 -0.061 0.2 1 0 HR
Gail Harris 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 .167 .575 0.027 0.54 0.045 -0.018 0.4 7 0
Rocky Bridges SS 4 1 1 2 0 0 .310 .770 -0.014 0.70 0.042 -0.055 0.9 2 0 HR
Lou Berberet C 4 1 1 1 0 0 .295 .863 0.073 0.70 0.119 -0.046 0.3 7 1 HR
Frank Bolling 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 .250 .680 0.093 0.46 0.116 -0.023 0.4 2 4 HR
Jim Bunning P 4 0 0 0 0 1 .240 .709 -0.033 0.33 0.000 -0.033 -0.6 0 0
Team Totals 34 6 8 6 4 3 .235 .922 0.181 0.52 0.509 -0.327 1.7 27 7
HR: L Berberet (5, off C McLish; 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF); F Bolling (3, off C McLish; 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); R Bridges (2, off C McLish; 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); A Kaline (9, off C McLish; 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
HBP: C Maxwell (1, by A Cicotte).
TB: L Berberet 4; A Kaline 4; F Bolling 4; R Bridges 4; G Harris 2; C Maxwell; H Kuenn.
RBI: A Kaline 2 (22); R Bridges 2 (13); F Bolling (11); L Berberet (8).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Berberet-F Bolling.

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Piersall CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .262 .676 -0.025 0.40 0.011 -0.036 0.2 4 1 2B
Granny Hamner SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 .272 .734 -0.045 0.91 0.000 -0.045 -0.4 2 2
   Jim Baxes PH-3B 2 1 1 1 0 1 .314 1.000 0.006 0.31 0.016 -0.010 0.6 0 1 HR
Vic Power 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .310 .846 -0.006 0.68 0.045 -0.051 0.7 12 0 2B,CS
Rocky Colavito RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .331 1.055 -0.080 0.81 0.000 -0.080 -1.0 0 0
Minnie Minoso LF 2 1 1 2 2 0 .286 .833 0.008 0.52 0.039 -0.031 1.9 0 0 HR
Woodie Held 3B-SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .794 -0.071 0.71 0.000 -0.071 -0.8 2 1
Russ Nixon C 2 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .475 -0.037 0.68 0.000 -0.037 -0.3 3 0
   Carroll Hardy PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .105 .255 -0.007 0.30 0.000 -0.007 -0.2
   Billy Martin 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .674 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Ray Webster 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .436 -0.034 0.68 0.000 -0.034 -0.4 2 2
   Tito Francona PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .731 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
   Dick Brodowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Cal McLish P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .190 .499 -0.019 0.77 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 1 1
   Bud Podbielan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Bolger PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
   Al Cicotte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Hal Naragon PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .762 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 31 4 6 4 2 6 .194 .694 -0.320 0.55 0.111 -0.431 -0.3 27 8
2B: J Piersall (7, off J Bunning); V Power (11, off J Bunning).
HR: M Minoso (6, off J Bunning; 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep CF); J Baxes (3, off J Bunning; 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line).
TB: M Minoso 4; J Baxes 4; V Power 3; J Piersall 2; G Hamner.
RBI: M Minoso 2 (22); V Power (23); J Baxes (6).
2-out RBI: M Minoso 2.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Piersall-R Webster.
Outfield Assists: J Piersall (H Kuenn at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: V Power (6, 2nd base by J Bunning/L Berberet).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Bunning, W (5-3) 9 6 4 4 2 6 2 4.02 33 63 0.319 0.55 0.3
Team Totals 9 6 4 4 2 6 2 4.00 33 63 0.319 0.55 0.3

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Cal McLish, L (5-1) 5 7 6 6 2 1 4 2.96 24 28 -0.193 0.81 -3.6
Bud Podbielan 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.004 0.06 0.5
Al Cicotte 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.14 7 0 0 0.006 0.07 0.9
Dick Brodowski 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.10 5 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 6 6 4 3 4 6.00 39 28 0 0 -0.182 0.52 -1.7
C McLish faced 4 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: A Cicotte (1; C Maxwell).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Summers, 1B - Bill McKinley, 2B - Hank Soar, 3B - Nestor Chylak.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Cleveland Indians
1 Eddie Yost 3B 1 Jim Piersall CF
2 Harvey Kuenn RF 2 Granny Hamner SS
3 Charlie Maxwell LF 3 Vic Power 1B
4 Al Kaline CF 4 Rocky Colavito RF
5 Gail Harris 1B 5 Minnie Minoso LF
6 Rocky Bridges SS 6 Woodie Held 3B
7 Lou Berberet C 7 Russ Nixon C
8 Frank Bolling 2B 8 Ray Webster 2B
9 Jim Bunning P 9 Cal McLish P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 0 --- R DET L. Berberet C. McLish 12% 62% Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
t5 1-0 0 --- R DET F. Bolling C. McLish 12% 76% Home Run (Deep LF)
t6 2-0 0 1-- RR DET A. Kaline C. McLish 11% 93% Home Run (Deep LF); Maxwell Scores
b4 0-1 1 1-- OO CLE R. Colavito J. Bunning 7% 65% Double Play: Strikeout, Power Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t4 1-0 1 12- O DET R. Bridges C. McLish -4% 62% Flyball: CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Cal McLish facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET E. Yost C. McLish -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET H. Kuenn C. McLish -2% 46% Lineout: P
t1 0-0 2 --- O DET C. Maxwell C. McLish -1% 45% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Piersall J. Bunning 2% 47% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Hamner J. Bunning 1% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O CLE V. Power J. Bunning 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Cal McLish facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Kaline C. McLish -2% 48% Popfly: 3B
t2 0-0 1 --- O DET G. Harris C. McLish -2% 46% Foul Flyball: 1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O DET R. Bridges C. McLish -1% 45% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CLE R. Colavito J. Bunning 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 --- CLE M. Minoso J. Bunning -3% 45% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- O CLE W. Held J. Bunning 3% 48% Popfly: 1B
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CLE R. Nixon J. Bunning 2% 50% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Cal McLish facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- R DET L. Berberet C. McLish 12% 62% Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
t3 1-0 0 --- O DET F. Bolling C. McLish -2% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- O DET J. Bunning C. McLish -1% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- DET E. Yost C. McLish 1% 59% Walk
t3 1-0 2 1-- O DET H. Kuenn C. McLish -2% 57% Foul Flyball: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O CLE R. Webster J. Bunning 3% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O CLE C. McLish J. Bunning 2% 62% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-1 2 --- O CLE J. Piersall J. Bunning 1% 63% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Cal McLish facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- DET C. Maxwell C. McLish 4% 67% Walk
t4 1-0 0 1-- O DET A. Kaline C. McLish -3% 63% Flyball: CF
t4 1-0 1 1-- DET G. Harris C. McLish 4% 67% Single to CF; Maxwell to 2B
t4 1-0 1 12- O DET R. Bridges C. McLish -4% 62% Flyball: CF
t4 1-0 2 12- O DET L. Berberet C. McLish -4% 58% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- O CLE G. Hamner J. Bunning 3% 61% Single to 2B; Hamner out at 2B/2B-SS
b4 0-1 1 --- CLE V. Power J. Bunning -3% 58% Single to CF
b4 0-1 1 1-- OO CLE R. Colavito J. Bunning 7% 65% Double Play: Strikeout, Power Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Cal McLish facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- R DET F. Bolling C. McLish 12% 76% Home Run (Deep LF)
t5 2-0 0 --- O DET J. Bunning C. McLish -2% 75% Groundout: P-1B
t5 2-0 1 --- O DET E. Yost C. McLish -1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- O DET H. Kuenn C. McLish -1% 73% Popfly: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 5-6-7
b5 0-2 0 --- O CLE M. Minoso J. Bunning 3% 76% Foul Flyball: SS
b5 0-2 1 --- O CLE W. Held J. Bunning 2% 78% Flyball: LF
b5 0-2 2 --- O CLE R. Nixon J. Bunning 1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Cal McLish facing 3-4-5
t6 2-0 0 --- DET C. Maxwell C. McLish 2% 82% Single to CF
t6 2-0 0 1-- RR DET A. Kaline C. McLish 11% 93% Home Run (Deep LF); Maxwell Scores
t6 4-0 0 --- DET G. Harris C. McLish 1% 94% Single to RF
t6 4-0 0 1-- RR DET R. Bridges C. McLish 4% 98% Home Run (Deep LF); Harris Scores
Bud Podbielan replaces Cal McLish pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-0 0 --- O DET L. Berberet B. Podbielan -0% 98% Popfly: 2B
t6 6-0 1 --- O DET F. Bolling B. Podbielan -0% 97% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 6-0 2 --- O DET J. Bunning B. Podbielan -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-6, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 8-9-1
b6 0-6 0 --- O CLE R. Webster J. Bunning 1% 98% Flyball: LF
Jim Bolger pinch hits for Bud Podbielan (P) batting 9th
b6 0-6 1 --- O CLE J. Bolger J. Bunning 0% 98% Flyball: CF
b6 0-6 2 --- O CLE J. Piersall J. Bunning 0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Indians 0.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Indians' Al Cicotte facing 1-2-3
Al Cicotte replaces Jim Bolger (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 6-0 0 --- O DET E. Yost A. Cicotte -0% 98% Popfly: SS
t7 6-0 1 --- DET H. Kuenn A. Cicotte 0% 99% Walk
t7 6-0 1 1-- DET C. Maxwell A. Cicotte 0% 99% Hit By Pitch; Kuenn to 2B
t7 6-0 1 12- OO DET A. Kaline A. Cicotte -0% 98% Line Drive Double Play: CF-2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 6, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-6, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 2-3-4
Jim Baxes pinch hits for Granny Hamner (SS) batting 2nd
b7 0-6 0 --- R CLE J. Baxes J. Bunning -2% 97% Home Run (Deep LF Line)
b7 1-6 0 --- O CLE V. Power J. Bunning 1% 98% Popfly: 3B
b7 1-6 1 --- O CLE R. Colavito J. Bunning 1% 98% Strikeout
b7 1-6 2 --- CLE M. Minoso J. Bunning -0% 98% Walk
b7 1-6 2 1-- O CLE W. Held J. Bunning 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 6, Indians 1.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-1, Indians' Al Cicotte facing 5-6-7
Jim Baxes moves from PH to 3B
Woodie Held moves from 3B to SS
t8 6-1 0 --- O DET G. Harris A. Cicotte -0% 98% Strikeout
t8 6-1 1 --- O DET R. Bridges A. Cicotte -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 6-1 2 --- O DET L. Berberet A. Cicotte -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-6, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 7-8-9
Carroll Hardy pinch hits for Russ Nixon (C) batting 7th
b8 1-6 0 --- O CLE C. Hardy J. Bunning 1% 99% Strikeout Looking
Tito Francona pinch hits for Ray Webster (2B) batting 8th
b8 1-6 1 --- O CLE T. Francona J. Bunning 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
Hal Naragon pinch hits for Al Cicotte (P) batting 9th
b8 1-6 2 --- O CLE H. Naragon J. Bunning 0% 99% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Indians 1.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-1, Indians' Dick Brodowski facing 8-9-1
Dick Brodowski replaces Tito Francona (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Hal Naragon moves from PH to C
Billy Martin replaces Carroll Hardy (PH) playing 2B batting 7th
t9 6-1 0 --- O DET F. Bolling D. Brodowski -0% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 6-1 1 --- O DET J. Bunning D. Brodowski -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 6-1 2 --- DET E. Yost D. Brodowski 0% 99% Walk
t9 6-1 2 1-- DET H. Kuenn D. Brodowski 0% 99% Single to RF; Yost to 3B
t9 6-1 2 1-3 O DET C. Maxwell D. Brodowski -0% 99% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 6, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-6, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 1-2-3
b9 1-6 0 --- CLE J. Piersall J. Bunning -1% 98% Double to CF (Short LF-CF)
b9 1-6 0 -2- O CLE J. Baxes J. Bunning 1% 99% Strikeout Looking
b9 1-6 1 -2- R CLE V. Power J. Bunning -1% 98% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Piersall Scores
b9 2-6 1 -2- O CLE R. Colavito J. Bunning 1% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
b9 2-6 2 -2- RR CLE M. Minoso J. Bunning -1% 99% Home Run (Deep CF); Power Scores
b9 4-6 2 --- O CLE W. Held J. Bunning 1% 100% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Indians 4.

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