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Standings
BAL
@CHW
7
6
WSH
@CLE
1
6
NYY
@DET
2
14
BOS
@KCA
11
10
LAD
@CIN
8
5
SFG
@MLN
5
3
CHC
@PHI
5
8
CHC
@PHI
6
4
STL
@PIT
1
3
Thursday, August 20, 1959,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 10,157, Time of Game: 2:06
Senators
1
49-71
 Lost 2 
8th, 22½ GB
at Indians
6
69-51
 Won 2 
2nd, 2½ GB
W: Mudcat Grant (8-5)
L: Pedro Ramos (11-15)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Senators        0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  3  2
Indians         0  0  1   0  0  0   2  3  X    6  8  0

Washington Senators

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bob Allison CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .275 .339 .531 .870 0.105 1.14 0.168 -0.063 0.5 3 0 2B
Lenny Green RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .255 .301 .336 .637 -0.083 0.87 0.000 -0.083 -0.8 0 0 SH
Faye Throneberry LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .258 .330 .397 .727 -0.078 0.80 0.004 -0.082 -0.3 1 0
Julio Becquer 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .247 .273 .354 .627 0.000 1.21 0.113 -0.112 -0.4 7 0 CS
Clint Courtney C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .256 .345 .331 .676 -0.037 1.01 0.036 -0.073 -0.5 5 0
Harmon Killebrew 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .249 .357 .558 .914 -0.099 1.39 0.000 -0.099 -0.7 1 4
Ken Aspromonte 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .228 .314 .310 .624 -0.098 1.21 0.000 -0.098 -0.7 5 2
Billy Consolo SS 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .198 .302 .248 .550 0.043 1.08 0.060 -0.017 0.2 2 2
   Roy Sievers PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .219 .311 .439 .750 -0.035 1.41 0.000 -0.035 -0.2
   Zoilo Versalles SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .229 .244 .474 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Pedro Ramos P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .150 .203 .200 .403 -0.040 1.46 0.000 -0.040 -0.3 0 2 SH
   Jim Lemon PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .268 .327 .506 .833 -0.023 0.93 0.000 -0.023 -0.2
   Dick Hyde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 27 1 3 1 3 4 32 .111 .200 .148 .348 -0.345 1.11 0.381 -0.725 -3.3 24 10
2B: B Allison (17, off M Grant).
SH: P Ramos (4, off M Grant); L Green (4, off M Grant).
TB: J Becquer 2; B Allison 2.
RBI: B Allison (73).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. H Killebrew-K Aspromonte-J Becquer.
E: Z Versalles (6); H Killebrew (23).
Baserunning
CS: J Becquer (3, 2nd base by M Grant/E Fitz Gerald).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vic Power 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .296 .339 .427 .766 -0.051 0.66 0.008 -0.059 -0.1 4 0
Minnie Minoso LF 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 .300 .380 .471 .851 0.056 0.51 0.065 -0.010 1.2 3 0 HBP
Tito Francona CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .383 .420 .613 1.034 0.007 0.88 0.055 -0.048 0.8 4 0
   Jim Piersall PR-CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .305 .333 .639 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rocky Colavito RF 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .273 .353 .544 .897 -0.111 1.03 0.000 -0.112 -1.2 2 0
Jim Baxes 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .255 .319 .502 .821 0.084 0.71 0.094 -0.011 0.5 2 2
George Strickland 3B 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .248 .317 .322 .639 -0.145 1.22 0.006 -0.152 -0.4 4 1 GDP
Woodie Held SS 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .248 .311 .450 .761 0.271 0.77 0.297 -0.026 1.3 2 1 HR
Ed Fitz Gerald C 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .236 .289 .311 .600 0.103 0.56 0.120 -0.017 0.8 5 1 HR
Mudcat Grant P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .174 .191 .239 .431 -0.058 0.77 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 1 2
Team Totals 33 6 8 5 0 5 34 .242 .265 .424 .689 0.156 0.80 0.645 -0.493 2.2 27 7
HR: E Fitz Gerald (1, off P Ramos, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); W Held (23, off P Ramos, 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep CF).
HBP: M Minoso (13, by P Ramos).
TB: E Fitz Gerald 4; W Held 4; T Francona 2; M Minoso 2; V Power; J Baxes.
GIDP: G Strickland (6).
RBI: W Held 2 (51); E Fitz Gerald (7); T Francona (62); R Colavito (90).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 4.

Washington Senators

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Pedro Ramos, L (11-15) 7 5 3 3 0 4 2 4.10 27 59 -0.103 0.97 0.3
Dick Hyde 1 3 3 2 0 1 0 4.91 7 0 0 -0.051 0.14 -2.5
Team Totals 8 8 6 5 0 5 2 5.62 34 59 0 0 -0.154 0.80 -2.2

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mudcat Grant, W (8-5) 9 3 1 1 3 4 0 4.15 32 78 0.345 1.11 3.3
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 3 4 0 1.00 32 78 0.345 1.11 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: P Ramos (9; M Minoso).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Stewart, 1B - Ed Runge, 2B - Joe Paparella, 3B - Eddie Hurley.
Time of Game: 2:06.
Attendance: 10,157.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Washington Senators         Cleveland Indians
1 Bob Allison CF 1 Vic Power 1B
2 Lenny Green RF 2 Minnie Minoso LF
3 Faye Throneberry LF 3 Tito Francona CF
4 Julio Becquer 1B 4 Rocky Colavito RF
5 Clint Courtney C 5 Jim Baxes 2B
6 Harmon Killebrew 3B 6 George Strickland 3B
7 Ken Aspromonte 2B 7 Woodie Held SS
8 Billy Consolo SS 8 Ed Fitz Gerald C
9 Pedro Ramos P 9 Mudcat Grant P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-1 1 1-- RR CLE W. Held P. Ramos 30% 88% Home Run (Deep CF); Strickland Scores
t6 0-1 1 -2- R WSH B. Allison M. Grant -17% 47% Double to CF; Consolo Scores
b3 0-0 0 --- R CLE E. Fitz Gerald P. Ramos 12% 67% Home Run (Deep LF)
t5 0-1 0 1-- O WSH C. Courtney M. Grant 8% 68% Becquer Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b2 0-0 0 1-- OO CLE G. Strickland P. Ramos -8% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O WSH B. Allison M. Grant 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O WSH L. Green M. Grant 2% 54% Popfly: P
t1 0-0 2 --- O WSH F. Throneberry M. Grant 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Pedro Ramos facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE V. Power P. Ramos -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- CLE M. Minoso P. Ramos 2% 55% Single to LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CLE T. Francona P. Ramos -3% 52% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CLE R. Colavito P. Ramos -2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O WSH J. Becquer M. Grant 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O WSH C. Courtney M. Grant 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O WSH H. Killebrew M. Grant 1% 55% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Pedro Ramos facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Baxes P. Ramos 4% 59% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b2 0-0 0 1-- OO CLE G. Strickland P. Ramos -8% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O CLE W. Held P. Ramos -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O WSH K. Aspromonte M. Grant 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 1 --- O WSH B. Consolo M. Grant 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 2 --- O WSH P. Ramos M. Grant 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Pedro Ramos facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- R CLE E. Fitz Gerald P. Ramos 12% 67% Home Run (Deep LF)
b3 1-0 0 --- O CLE M. Grant P. Ramos -2% 65% Strikeout
b3 1-0 1 --- O CLE V. Power P. Ramos -1% 64% Flyball: CF
b3 1-0 2 --- O CLE M. Minoso P. Ramos -1% 63% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 4th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- O WSH B. Allison M. Grant 3% 66% Flyball: CF
t4 0-1 1 --- O WSH L. Green M. Grant 2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- O WSH F. Throneberry M. Grant 1% 69% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Senators' Pedro Ramos facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- O CLE T. Francona P. Ramos -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- O CLE R. Colavito P. Ramos -1% 66% Strikeout
b4 1-0 2 --- O CLE J. Baxes P. Ramos -1% 65% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 5th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 4-5-6
t5 0-1 0 --- WSH J. Becquer M. Grant -5% 59% Single to CF
t5 0-1 0 1-- O WSH C. Courtney M. Grant 8% 68% Becquer Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t5 0-1 1 --- WSH C. Courtney M. Grant -4% 64% Walk
t5 0-1 1 1-- O WSH H. Killebrew M. Grant 4% 68% Flyball: RF
t5 0-1 2 1-- O WSH K. Aspromonte M. Grant 3% 71% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Senators' Pedro Ramos facing 6-7-8
b5 1-0 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland P. Ramos -2% 69% Popfly: 2B
b5 1-0 1 --- O CLE W. Held P. Ramos -1% 68% Popfly: SS
b5 1-0 2 --- O CLE E. Fitz Gerald P. Ramos -1% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 6th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 8-9-1
t6 0-1 0 --- WSH B. Consolo M. Grant -6% 61% Walk
t6 0-1 0 1-- O WSH P. Ramos M. Grant 3% 64% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Consolo to 2B
t6 0-1 1 -2- R WSH B. Allison M. Grant -17% 47% Double to CF; Consolo Scores
t6 1-1 1 -2- O WSH L. Green M. Grant 5% 51% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Allison to 3B
t6 1-1 2 --3 O WSH F. Throneberry M. Grant 6% 57% Foul Flyball: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Senators' Pedro Ramos facing 9-1-2
b6 1-1 0 --- O CLE M. Grant P. Ramos -3% 54% Popfly: 2B
b6 1-1 1 --- O CLE V. Power P. Ramos -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b6 1-1 2 --- CLE M. Minoso P. Ramos 2% 53% Hit By Pitch
b6 1-1 2 1-- CLE T. Francona P. Ramos 4% 58% Single to CF; Minoso to 3B
b6 1-1 2 1-3 O CLE R. Colavito P. Ramos -8% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Senators 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 7th, Senators Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 4-5-6
t7 1-1 0 --- WSH J. Becquer M. Grant -6% 44% Single to CF
t7 1-1 0 1-- O WSH C. Courtney M. Grant 6% 50% Foul Flyball: C
t7 1-1 1 1-- O WSH H. Killebrew M. Grant 5% 54% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 1-1 2 1-- O WSH K. Aspromonte M. Grant 4% 59% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Senators' Pedro Ramos facing 5-6-7
b7 1-1 0 --- CLE J. Baxes P. Ramos 6% 64% Single to 3B
b7 1-1 0 1-- O CLE G. Strickland P. Ramos -5% 59% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 1-1 1 1-- RR CLE W. Held P. Ramos 30% 88% Home Run (Deep CF); Strickland Scores
b7 3-1 1 --- O CLE E. Fitz Gerald P. Ramos -1% 88% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 3-1 2 --- O CLE M. Grant P. Ramos -1% 87% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Indians 3.
Top of the 8th, Senators Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 8-9-1
Roy Sievers pinch hits for Billy Consolo (SS) batting 8th
t8 1-3 0 --- O WSH R. Sievers M. Grant 4% 91% Strikeout
Jim Lemon pinch hits for Pedro Ramos (P) batting 9th
t8 1-3 1 --- O WSH J. Lemon M. Grant 2% 93% Strikeout
t8 1-3 2 --- O WSH B. Allison M. Grant 1% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Senators' Dick Hyde facing 1-2-3
Dick Hyde replaces Jim Lemon (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Zoilo Versalles replaces Roy Sievers (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b8 3-1 0 --- CLE V. Power D. Hyde 1% 95% Single to LF
b8 3-1 0 1-- CLE M. Minoso D. Hyde 2% 97% Single to RF; Power to 3B
b8 3-1 0 1-3 R CLE T. Francona D. Hyde 1% 99% Single to RF; Power Scores; Minoso to 3B
Jim Piersall pinch runs for Tito Francona (CF) batting 3rd
b8 4-1 0 1-3 RO CLE R. Colavito D. Hyde 0% 99% Foul Flyball: LF; Minoso Scores
b8 5-1 1 1-- O CLE J. Baxes D. Hyde -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B; Piersall to 2B
b8 5-1 2 -2- R CLE G. Strickland D. Hyde 1% 100% Reached on E6 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball); Piersall Scores/unER/No RBI
b8 6-1 2 1-- O CLE W. Held D. Hyde -0% 99% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Indians 6.
Top of the 9th, Senators Batting, Behind 1-6, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 2-3-4
Jim Piersall moves from PR to CF
t9 1-6 0 --- O WSH L. Green M. Grant 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 1-6 1 --- WSH F. Throneberry M. Grant -0% 99% Walk
t9 1-6 1 1-- O WSH J. Becquer M. Grant 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 1-6 2 1-- O WSH C. Courtney M. Grant 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Indians 6.

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