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Saturday, May 20, 1961,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 8,431, Time of Game: 2:38
Yankees
3
16-14
 Lost 4 
4th, 5 GB
at Indians
4
18-14
 Won 3 
2nd, 4 GB
W: Frank Funk (4-2)
L: Bill Stafford (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  1   0  0  0   0  2  0    3  8  1
Indians         0  0  0   3  0  0   0  1  X    4  8  0

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Kubek SS 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .288 .346 .416 .762 0.090 1.10 0.156 -0.066 0.0 1 3 3B
Clete Boyer 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .247 .368 .337 .705 -0.045 0.60 0.000 -0.045 -0.4 0 2
   Jesse Gonder PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .273 .385 .273 .657 0.149 2.61 0.149 0.000 1.0
   Deron Johnson 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .167 .125 .292 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Hector Lopez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .286 .276 .562 -0.125 4.57 0.000 -0.125 -0.4
Roger Maris RF 1 1 1 2 1 0 4 .234 .361 .421 .781 0.095 1.48 0.186 -0.091 1.2 4 0 HR,HBP,SF
Mickey Mantle CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .308 .423 .636 1.059 0.052 1.56 0.111 -0.059 0.2 4 0
Yogi Berra C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .290 .342 .493 .835 0.086 2.24 0.173 -0.087 0.3 6 0
Bill Skowron 1B 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .276 .326 .447 .773 -0.065 2.34 0.022 -0.087 -0.9 6 0
Bob Cerv LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .171 .192 .343 .535 -0.185 1.77 0.000 -0.185 -1.2 1 0
Bobby Richardson 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .221 .252 .221 .473 -0.106 1.25 0.013 -0.118 -0.5 2 1
Ralph Terry P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .308 .333 .641 -0.052 0.98 0.000 -0.052 -0.5 0 0
   Johnny Blanchard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .313 .429 .741 -0.013 0.52 0.000 -0.013 -0.1
   Bill Stafford P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Elston Howard PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .385 .411 .462 .872 -0.052 2.10 0.000 -0.052 -0.2
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 2 4 38 .235 .289 .382 .672 -0.171 1.62 0.810 -0.980 -1.4 24 7
3B: T Kubek (1, off F Funk).
HR: R Maris (6, off G Bell, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
SF: R Maris (3, off G Bell).
HBP: R Maris (2, by G Bell).
TB: R Maris 4; T Kubek 4; Y Berra 2; J Gonder; B Richardson; M Mantle.
RBI: R Maris 2 (17); B Skowron (22).
2-out RBI: R Maris.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
E: M Mantle (1).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .344 .423 .392 .815 -0.039 0.50 0.005 -0.045 -0.4 1 0
Jim Piersall CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .314 .358 .413 .771 0.035 0.62 0.058 -0.023 0.3 5 0
Tito Francona LF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .311 .375 .451 .826 0.133 0.91 0.153 -0.020 1.0 3 0
Vic Power 1B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .315 .338 .449 .787 0.176 1.39 0.217 -0.041 1.1 2 2 2B
Willie Kirkland RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .223 .305 .309 .613 -0.067 1.34 0.000 -0.067 -0.9 4 0 SH
John Romano C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .309 .389 .500 .889 0.175 1.27 0.250 -0.075 0.6 7 0 2·2B
Woodie Held SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .252 .338 .350 .688 0.029 0.91 0.094 -0.065 -0.2 1 1
Bubba Phillips 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .250 .304 .391 .695 -0.050 0.71 0.003 -0.053 -0.6 3 0 IW
Gary Bell P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .118 .118 .118 .235 -0.041 0.54 0.000 -0.041 -0.5 1 1
   Frank Funk P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.026 1.00 0.000 -0.026 -0.4 0 0
Team Totals 31 4 8 3 4 5 36 .258 .343 .355 .698 0.325 0.92 0.780 -0.456 0.1 27 4
2B: V Power (12, off R Terry); J Romano 2 (10, 1 off B Stafford, 1 off R Terry).
SH: W Kirkland (3, off B Stafford).
IBB: B Phillips (3, by B Stafford).
TB: J Romano 4; V Power 3; T Francona 2; W Held; J Piersall.
RBI: W Held (13); J Romano (16); V Power (22).
2-out RBI: W Held.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 9.

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ralph Terry 6 5 3 3 2 3 0 5.50 25 51 -0.116 0.86 -0.0
Bill Stafford, L (0-2) 2 3 1 1 2 2 0 5.52 11 0 0 -0.211 1.06 -0.0
Team Totals 8 8 4 4 4 5 0 4.50 36 51 0 0 -0.327 0.92 -0.1

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gary Bell 7.1 7 3 3 2 3 1 4.31 32 53 -0.072 1.28 0.4
Frank Funk, BS (3), W (4-2) 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.93 6 3 1 0.246 3.46 1.1
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 2 4 1 3.00 38 53 3 1 0.174 1.62 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: G Bell (1; R Maris).
IBB: B Stafford (1; B Phillips).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Honochick, 1B - Bill Kinnamon, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - Eddie Hurley.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 8,431.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Cleveland Indians
1 Tony Kubek SS 1 Johnny Temple 2B
2 Clete Boyer 3B 2 Jim Piersall CF
3 Roger Maris RF 3 Tito Francona LF
4 Mickey Mantle CF 4 Vic Power 1B
5 Yogi Berra C 5 Willie Kirkland RF
6 Bill Skowron 1B 6 John Romano C
7 Bob Cerv LF 7 Woodie Held SS
8 Bobby Richardson 2B 8 Bubba Phillips 3B
9 Ralph Terry P 9 Gary Bell P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 3-3 1 -2- R CLE J. Romano B. Stafford 23% 88% Double to LF; Power Scores
b4 0-1 0 1-3 RR CLE V. Power R. Terry 15% 75% Double to CF (Deep LF-CF); Piersall Scores; Francona Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI
t8 1-3 0 1-- NYY J. Gonder G. Bell -15% 65% Single to CF; Kubek to 3B
t8 2-3 1 12- NYY Y. Berra G. Bell -14% 52% Single to SS; Gonder to 3B; Mantle to 2B
t9 3-4 2 --3 O NYY H. Lopez F. Funk 13% 100% Flyball: RF

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' Gary Bell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY T. Kubek G. Bell 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYY C. Boyer G. Bell 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- NYY R. Maris G. Bell -1% 53% Hit By Pitch
t1 0-0 2 1-- NYY M. Mantle G. Bell -3% 50% Single to RF; Maris to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O NYY Y. Berra G. Bell 5% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Ralph Terry facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Temple R. Terry -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE J. Piersall R. Terry -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- CLE T. Francona R. Terry 1% 52% Single to CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CLE V. Power R. Terry -2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Gary Bell facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYY B. Skowron G. Bell 2% 52% Foul Flyball: C
t2 0-0 1 --- O NYY B. Cerv G. Bell 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- NYY B. Richardson G. Bell -1% 53% Single to RF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O NYY R. Terry G. Bell 2% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Ralph Terry facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O CLE W. Kirkland R. Terry -2% 53% Foul Flyball: C
b2 0-0 1 --- O CLE J. Romano R. Terry -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O CLE W. Held R. Terry -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Gary Bell facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O NYY T. Kubek G. Bell 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 --- O NYY C. Boyer G. Bell 2% 54% Foul Flyball: C
t3 0-0 2 --- R NYY R. Maris G. Bell -12% 42% Home Run (Deep RF)
t3 1-0 2 --- O NYY M. Mantle G. Bell 1% 43% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Ralph Terry facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O CLE B. Phillips R. Terry -3% 41% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- O CLE G. Bell R. Terry -2% 39% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-1 2 --- O CLE J. Temple R. Terry -1% 37% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Gary Bell facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- NYY Y. Berra G. Bell -4% 34% Single to RF
t4 1-0 0 1-- O NYY B. Skowron G. Bell 3% 37% Flyball: LF
t4 1-0 1 1-- O NYY B. Cerv G. Bell 3% 40% Flyball: CF
t4 1-0 2 1-- O NYY B. Richardson G. Bell 2% 42% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Ralph Terry facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- CLE J. Piersall R. Terry 5% 47% Walk
b4 0-1 0 1-- CLE T. Francona R. Terry 12% 59% Single to CF; Piersall to 3B
b4 0-1 0 1-3 RR CLE V. Power R. Terry 15% 75% Double to CF (Deep LF-CF); Piersall Scores; Francona Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI
b4 2-1 0 -2- O CLE W. Kirkland R. Terry -1% 74% Flyball: CF; Power to 3B
b4 2-1 1 --3 O CLE J. Romano R. Terry -6% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-1 2 --3 R CLE W. Held R. Terry 9% 77% Single to 2B; Power Scores
b4 3-1 2 1-- O CLE B. Phillips R. Terry -2% 76% Popfly: SS
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 3.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Gary Bell facing 9-1-2
t5 1-3 0 --- O NYY R. Terry G. Bell 3% 79% Flyball: LF
t5 1-3 1 --- O NYY T. Kubek G. Bell 2% 80% Flyball: CF
t5 1-3 2 --- O NYY C. Boyer G. Bell 1% 82% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Yankees' Ralph Terry facing 9-1-2
b5 3-1 0 --- O CLE G. Bell R. Terry -1% 80% Strikeout
b5 3-1 1 --- O CLE J. Temple R. Terry -1% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 3-1 2 --- O CLE J. Piersall R. Terry -1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 3.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Gary Bell facing 3-4-5
t6 1-3 0 --- NYY R. Maris G. Bell -5% 73% Walk
t6 1-3 0 1-- O NYY M. Mantle G. Bell 5% 78% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 1-3 1 1-- O NYY Y. Berra G. Bell 4% 82% Foul Flyball: RF
t6 1-3 2 1-- O NYY B. Skowron G. Bell 3% 85% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Yankees' Ralph Terry facing 3-4-5
b6 3-1 0 --- CLE T. Francona R. Terry 2% 87% Walk
b6 3-1 0 1-- O CLE V. Power R. Terry -2% 85% Flyball: CF
b6 3-1 1 1-- O CLE W. Kirkland R. Terry -2% 83% Flyball: LF
b6 3-1 2 1-- CLE J. Romano R. Terry 2% 85% Double to LF; Francona to 3B
b6 3-1 2 -23 O CLE W. Held R. Terry -3% 82% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 3.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Gary Bell facing 7-8-9
t7 1-3 0 --- O NYY B. Cerv G. Bell 3% 85% Foul Flyball: 3B
t7 1-3 1 --- O NYY B. Richardson G. Bell 2% 88% Foul Flyball: C
Johnny Blanchard pinch hits for Ralph Terry (P) batting 9th
t7 1-3 2 --- O NYY J. Blanchard G. Bell 1% 89% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Yankees' Bill Stafford facing 8-9-1
Bill Stafford replaces Johnny Blanchard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-1 0 --- O CLE B. Phillips B. Stafford -1% 88% Strikeout
b7 3-1 1 --- O CLE G. Bell B. Stafford -1% 87% Popfly: 2B
b7 3-1 2 --- CLE J. Temple B. Stafford 1% 88% Walk
b7 3-1 2 1-- CLE J. Piersall B. Stafford 1% 89% Single to LF; Temple to 2B
b7 3-1 2 12- O CLE T. Francona B. Stafford -2% 87% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Indians 3.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Gary Bell facing 1-2-3
t8 1-3 0 --- NYY T. Kubek G. Bell -7% 80% Single to 1B
Jesse Gonder pinch hits for Clete Boyer (3B) batting 2nd
t8 1-3 0 1-- NYY J. Gonder G. Bell -15% 65% Single to CF; Kubek to 3B
t8 1-3 0 1-3 RO NYY R. Maris G. Bell 9% 74% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Kubek Scores
t8 2-3 1 1-- NYY M. Mantle G. Bell -8% 66% Walk; Gonder to 2B
t8 2-3 1 12- NYY Y. Berra G. Bell -14% 52% Single to SS; Gonder to 3B; Mantle to 2B
Frank Funk replaces Gary Bell pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-3 1 123 RO NYY B. Skowron F. Funk -2% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Gonder Scores; Mantle to 3B
t8 3-3 2 1-3 O NYY B. Cerv F. Funk 11% 61% Foul Flyball: 3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 3, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Tied 3-3, Yankees' Bill Stafford facing 4-5-6
Deron Johnson replaces Jesse Gonder (PH) playing 3B batting 2nd
b8 3-3 0 --- CLE V. Power B. Stafford 6% 67% Single to CF
b8 3-3 0 1-- O CLE W. Kirkland B. Stafford -2% 65% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Power to 2B
b8 3-3 1 -2- R CLE J. Romano B. Stafford 23% 88% Double to LF; Power Scores
b8 4-3 1 -2- O CLE W. Held B. Stafford -2% 86% Flyball: CF
b8 4-3 2 -2- CLE B. Phillips B. Stafford 0% 87% Intentional Walk
b8 4-3 2 12- O CLE F. Funk B. Stafford -3% 84% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 3, Indians 4.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Frank Funk facing 8-9-1
t9 3-4 0 --- O NYY B. Richardson F. Funk 7% 91% Flyball: CF
Elston Howard pinch hits for Bill Stafford (P) batting 9th
t9 3-4 1 --- O NYY E. Howard F. Funk 5% 96% Strikeout
t9 3-4 2 --- NYY T. Kubek F. Funk -9% 87% Triple to RF
Hector Lopez pinch hits for Deron Johnson (3B) batting 2nd
t9 3-4 2 --3 O NYY H. Lopez F. Funk 13% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 3, Indians 4.

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