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Scores
Standings
BOS
@CHW
4
5
 
(10)
NYY
@CLE
3
6
WSH
@DET
3
1
BAL
@KCA
5
6
CHC
@CIN
8
6
LAD
@PHI
5
2
SFG
@PIT
12
5
MLN
@STL
3
1
 
(10)
Tuesday, August 25, 1959,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 36,143, Time of Game: 2:16
Yankees
3
62-64
 Lost 3 
3rd, 14½ GB
at Indians
6
74-51
 Won 7 
2nd, 2 GB
W: Cal McLish (16-6)
L: Whitey Ford (13-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         1  0  0   0  0  1   0  1  0    3 12  2
Indians         4  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  X    6  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 2B 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .285 .323 .353 .676 -0.010 1.04 0.083 -0.093 0.0 1 4
Tony Kubek 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .283 .319 .398 .717 -0.033 1.03 0.056 -0.089 -0.5 0 3
Mickey Mantle CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .281 .394 .509 .903 -0.043 0.83 0.024 -0.067 -0.7 2 0
Yogi Berra RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .280 .353 .472 .824 -0.013 0.93 0.024 -0.037 -0.3 0 0 SF
Elston Howard C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .317 .497 .815 -0.071 0.65 0.000 -0.071 -0.9 6 0
Hector Lopez LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .288 .339 .489 .828 -0.028 0.57 0.023 -0.051 0.3 1 1 HR
Marv Throneberry 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .219 .295 .361 .656 0.026 0.46 0.051 -0.026 0.9 12 0 HR
Clete Boyer SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .158 .207 .171 .378 0.034 0.52 0.049 -0.015 0.3 2 4
Whitey Ford P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .255 .379 .382 .761 -0.011 1.36 0.018 -0.030 -0.1 0 2
   Enos Slaughter PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .160 .259 .362 .621 -0.005 0.20 0.000 -0.005 -0.1
   Gary Blaylock P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .139 .139 .333 .472 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Norm Siebern PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272 .339 .405 .744 -0.018 0.71 0.000 -0.018 -0.2
Team Totals 38 3 12 3 0 3 39 .316 .308 .474 .781 -0.172 0.79 0.328 -0.502 -1.3 24 14
HR: M Throneberry (6, off C McLish, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF); H Lopez (19, off C McLish, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: Y Berra (1, off C McLish).
TB: M Throneberry 5; H Lopez 4; B Richardson 3; C Boyer 2; M Mantle; Y Berra; T Kubek; W Ford.
RBI: H Lopez (80); M Throneberry (15); Y Berra (58).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 3. C Boyer-M Throneberry; H Lopez-E Howard; C Boyer-B Richardson-M Throneberry.
E: T Kubek (13); Y Berra (4).
Outfield Assists: H Lopez (V Power at 3rd base).

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 2 2 1 0 0 4 .303 .346 .443 .789 0.133 0.40 0.139 -0.005 2.1 7 4 HR,2B
Minnie Minoso LF 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 .297 .380 .470 .850 0.074 0.64 0.077 -0.003 0.7 4 0 2·SH
Tito Francona CF 2 1 0 1 1 0 4 .377 .415 .613 1.028 0.016 0.75 0.044 -0.028 -0.7 3 0 SF
   Jim Piersall CF 0 0 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 2 2 4 0 0 4 .270 .349 .544 .893 0.183 0.69 0.209 -0.027 2.3 2 0 2·HR,GDP
Jim Baxes 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .254 .316 .492 .808 -0.021 0.24 0.002 -0.023 -0.5 0 0
George Strickland 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .243 .313 .314 .627 -0.020 0.20 0.000 -0.020 -0.6 2 2
Woodie Held SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .252 .317 .454 .770 0.006 0.16 0.011 -0.006 0.4 4 4
Ed Fitz Gerald C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .238 .290 .311 .601 -0.015 0.35 0.009 -0.024 -0.8 3 0 GDP
Cal McLish P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .177 .215 .210 .425 -0.029 0.38 0.000 -0.029 -0.7 2 0
Team Totals 26 6 6 6 4 5 33 .231 .323 .615 .938 0.327 0.44 0.491 -0.165 2.2 27 10
2B: V Power (29, off G Blaylock).
HR: V Power (10, off W Ford, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); R Colavito 2 (37, 2 off W Ford, 1st inn, 2 on, 0 outs to LF; 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: T Francona (5, off W Ford).
SH: M Minoso 2 (6, 1 off G Blaylock, 1 off W Ford).
TB: R Colavito 8; V Power 6; W Held; J Baxes.
GIDP: R Colavito (9); E Fitz Gerald (6).
RBI: R Colavito 4 (94); V Power (51); T Francona (65).
2-out RBI: R Colavito.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 3.

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Whitey Ford, L (13-7) 5 5 6 4 4 3 3 3.15 24 36 -0.347 0.55 -3.6
Gary Blaylock 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.64 9 0 0 0.020 0.14 1.4
Team Totals 8 6 6 4 4 5 3 4.50 33 36 0 0 -0.327 0.44 -2.2

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Cal McLish, W (16-6) 9 12 3 3 0 3 2 3.39 39 54 0.173 0.79 1.3
Team Totals 9 12 3 3 0 3 2 3.00 39 54 0.173 0.79 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: W Ford (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Rice, 1B - Eddie Rommel, 2B - Johnny Stevens, 3B - Larry Napp.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: 36,143.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Cleveland Indians
1 Bobby Richardson 2B 1 Vic Power 1B
2 Tony Kubek 3B 2 Minnie Minoso LF
3 Mickey Mantle CF 3 Tito Francona CF
4 Yogi Berra RF 4 Rocky Colavito RF
5 Elston Howard C 5 Jim Baxes 2B
6 Hector Lopez LF 6 George Strickland 3B
7 Marv Throneberry 1B 7 Woodie Held SS
8 Clete Boyer SS 8 Ed Fitz Gerald C
9 Whitey Ford P 9 Cal McLish P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 1-1 0 12- RRR CLE R. Colavito W. Ford 18% 82% Home Run; Minoso Scores; Francona Scores
b1 0-1 0 --- R CLE V. Power W. Ford 11% 55% Home Run
t4 1-4 2 -23 O NYY B. Richardson C. McLish 6% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 0 1-- NYY T. Kubek C. McLish -6% 41% Single to P/Bunt; Richardson to 2B
t4 1-4 1 1-- NYY C. Boyer C. McLish -4% 78% Single to RF; Throneberry to 2B

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' Cal McLish facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYY B. Richardson C. McLish -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- NYY T. Kubek C. McLish -6% 41% Single to P/Bunt; Richardson to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- O NYY M. Mantle C. McLish 2% 43% Flyball: RF; Richardson to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 RO NYY Y. Berra C. McLish -1% 42% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Richardson Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- O NYY E. Howard C. McLish 2% 44% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Whitey Ford facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- R CLE V. Power W. Ford 11% 55% Home Run
b1 1-1 0 --- CLE M. Minoso W. Ford 4% 58% Walk
b1 1-1 0 1-- CLE T. Francona W. Ford 3% 61% Wild Pitch; Minoso to 2B
b1 1-1 0 -2- CLE T. Francona W. Ford 3% 64% Walk
b1 1-1 0 12- RRR CLE R. Colavito W. Ford 18% 82% Home Run; Minoso Scores; Francona Scores
b1 4-1 0 --- O CLE J. Baxes W. Ford -1% 80% Strikeout Looking
b1 4-1 1 --- O CLE G. Strickland W. Ford -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 4-1 2 --- O CLE W. Held W. Ford -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 4.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Cal McLish facing 6-7-8
t2 1-4 0 --- O NYY H. Lopez C. McLish 2% 81% Lineout: SS
t2 1-4 1 --- O NYY M. Throneberry C. McLish 1% 82% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 1-4 2 --- NYY C. Boyer C. McLish -1% 81% Single to CF
t2 1-4 2 1-- NYY W. Ford C. McLish -2% 79% Single to CF; Boyer to 2B
t2 1-4 2 12- O NYY B. Richardson C. McLish 4% 83% Foul Lineout: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Yankees' Whitey Ford facing 8-9-1
b2 4-1 0 --- O CLE E. Fitz Gerald W. Ford -1% 82% Groundout: P-2B-1B
b2 4-1 1 --- O CLE C. McLish W. Ford -1% 81% Strikeout
b2 4-1 2 --- O CLE V. Power W. Ford -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 4.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Cal McLish facing 2-3-4
t3 1-4 0 --- O NYY T. Kubek C. McLish 2% 83% Strikeout
t3 1-4 1 --- NYY M. Mantle C. McLish -2% 80% Single to 2B/Bunt
t3 1-4 1 1-- O NYY Y. Berra C. McLish 3% 83% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 1-4 2 1-- O NYY E. Howard C. McLish 2% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Yankees' Whitey Ford facing 2-3-4
b3 4-1 0 --- CLE M. Minoso W. Ford 2% 87% Walk
b3 4-1 0 1-- O CLE T. Francona W. Ford -2% 85% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 4-1 1 1-- OO CLE R. Colavito W. Ford -2% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 4.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Cal McLish facing 6-7-8
t4 1-4 0 --- O NYY H. Lopez C. McLish 2% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-4 1 --- NYY M. Throneberry C. McLish -2% 82% Single to RF
t4 1-4 1 1-- NYY C. Boyer C. McLish -4% 78% Single to RF; Throneberry to 2B
t4 1-4 1 12- O NYY W. Ford C. McLish 3% 81% Groundout: SS-1B; Throneberry to 3B; Boyer to 2B
t4 1-4 2 -23 O NYY B. Richardson C. McLish 6% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Yankees' Whitey Ford facing 5-6-7
b4 4-1 0 --- O CLE J. Baxes W. Ford -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 4-1 1 --- O CLE G. Strickland W. Ford -1% 85% Foul Flyball: 1B
b4 4-1 2 --- CLE W. Held W. Ford 1% 86% Single to CF
b4 4-1 2 1-- CLE E. Fitz Gerald W. Ford 1% 87% Walk; Held to 2B
b4 4-1 2 12- O CLE C. McLish W. Ford -2% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 4.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Cal McLish facing 2-3-4
t5 1-4 0 --- O NYY T. Kubek C. McLish 2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-4 1 --- O NYY M. Mantle C. McLish 1% 88% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-4 2 --- NYY Y. Berra C. McLish -1% 87% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t5 1-4 2 1-- O NYY E. Howard C. McLish 2% 89% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Yankees' Whitey Ford facing 1-2-3
b5 4-1 0 --- CLE V. Power W. Ford 2% 92% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball); Power to 2B
b5 4-1 0 -2- O CLE M. Minoso W. Ford -0% 91% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Power to 3B
b5 4-1 1 --3 RO CLE T. Francona W. Ford 1% 93% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Power Scores/unER
b5 5-1 2 --- R CLE R. Colavito W. Ford 3% 96% Home Run; Colavito Scores/unER
b5 6-1 2 --- CLE J. Baxes W. Ford 0% 96% Single to SS
b5 6-1 2 1-- O CLE G. Strickland W. Ford -0% 96% Foul Flyball: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 6.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-6, Indians' Cal McLish facing 6-7-8
t6 1-6 0 --- O NYY H. Lopez C. McLish 1% 97% Foul Flyball: SS
t6 1-6 1 --- R NYY M. Throneberry C. McLish -3% 94% Home Run
t6 2-6 1 --- O NYY C. Boyer C. McLish 1% 95% Flyball: CF
Enos Slaughter pinch hits for Whitey Ford (P) batting 9th
t6 2-6 2 --- O NYY E. Slaughter C. McLish 1% 96% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-2, Yankees' Gary Blaylock facing 7-8-9
Gary Blaylock replaces Enos Slaughter (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 6-2 0 --- CLE W. Held G. Blaylock 1% 96% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball)
b6 6-2 0 1-- OO CLE E. Fitz Gerald G. Blaylock -1% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
b6 6-2 2 --- O CLE C. McLish G. Blaylock -0% 95% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 6.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-6, Indians' Cal McLish facing 1-2-3
t7 2-6 0 --- NYY B. Richardson C. McLish -3% 92% Single to LF
t7 2-6 0 1-- O NYY T. Kubek C. McLish 2% 95% Foul Flyball: 3B
t7 2-6 1 1-- O NYY M. Mantle C. McLish 2% 96% Strikeout Looking
t7 2-6 2 1-- O NYY Y. Berra C. McLish 1% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-2, Yankees' Gary Blaylock facing 1-2-3
b7 6-2 0 --- CLE V. Power G. Blaylock 1% 98% Double (LF-CF)
b7 6-2 0 -2- O CLE M. Minoso G. Blaylock -0% 98% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Power to 3B
b7 6-2 1 --3 OO CLE T. Francona G. Blaylock -1% 97% Double Play: Flyball: LF-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 6.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-6, Indians' Cal McLish facing 5-6-7
Jim Piersall replaces Tito Francona playing CF batting 3rd
t8 2-6 0 --- O NYY E. Howard C. McLish 1% 98% Lineout: RF
t8 2-6 1 --- R NYY H. Lopez C. McLish -2% 96% Home Run
t8 3-6 1 --- O NYY M. Throneberry C. McLish 1% 97% Flyball: LF
t8 3-6 2 --- O NYY C. Boyer C. McLish 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-3, Yankees' Gary Blaylock facing 4-5-6
b8 6-3 0 --- O CLE R. Colavito G. Blaylock -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 6-3 1 --- O CLE J. Baxes G. Blaylock -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
b8 6-3 2 --- O CLE G. Strickland G. Blaylock -0% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, Indians 6.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 3-6, Indians' Cal McLish facing 9-1-2
Norm Siebern pinch hits for Gary Blaylock (P) batting 9th
t9 3-6 0 --- O NYY N. Siebern C. McLish 2% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 3-6 1 --- NYY B. Richardson C. McLish -2% 97% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t9 3-6 1 1-- O NYY T. Kubek C. McLish 2% 99% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 3-6 2 1-- O NYY M. Mantle C. McLish 1% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 3, Indians 6.

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