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Standings
BOS
@BAL
5
0
KCA
@CLE
1
9
KCA
@CLE
8
4
DET
@LAA
9
4
CHW
@NYY
14
9
CHW
@NYY
3
5
MIN
@WSA
4
6
SFG
@CHC
6
5
PHI
@CIN
2
4
LAD
@MLN
4
3
PIT
@STL
4
8
Sunday, May 28, 1961,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 10,022, Time of Game: 2:09
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Athletics
8
17-19
 Won 1 
6th, 8 GB
at Indians
4
24-17
 Lost 1 
2nd, 3½ GB
W: Norm Bass (3-2)
L: Jim Perry (2-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       3  1  3   1  0  0   0  0  0    8 12  0
Indians         0  2  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    4  6  0

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick Howser SS 5 3 3 1 0 0 5 .269 .404 .381 .784 0.112 0.36 0.119 -0.008 1.5 3 5 HR,2B
Jerry Lumpe 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .274 .354 .356 .710 0.034 0.43 0.055 -0.021 -0.4 1 4
Leo Posada RF-LF 5 1 1 3 0 2 5 .270 .378 .541 .918 0.163 0.49 0.179 -0.016 1.3 2 0 HR
Norm Siebern LF 3 1 3 2 0 0 3 .250 .355 .383 .738 0.133 0.52 0.133 0.000 2.3 1 0 HR
   Hank Bauer PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .220 .278 .320 .598 -0.006 0.12 0.000 -0.006 -0.3 1 0
Marv Throneberry 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .241 .338 .431 .769 0.033 0.41 0.054 -0.021 0.3 10 0
Bill Tuttle CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .263 .337 .338 .675 -0.042 0.37 0.004 -0.046 -0.5 4 0
Andy Carey 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .263 .385 .388 .773 -0.026 0.41 0.019 -0.044 -0.4 0 2 2B
Joe Pignatano C 3 1 1 2 0 0 4 .233 .313 .395 .708 0.073 0.50 0.108 -0.035 0.8 5 0 HR,SH
Norm Bass P 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 .000 .067 .000 .067 -0.025 0.24 0.000 -0.025 -0.9 0 0
Team Totals 38 8 12 8 1 9 40 .316 .333 .684 1.018 0.449 0.40 0.671 -0.222 3.6 27 11
2B: A Carey (5, off B Latman); D Howser (10, off B Latman).
HR: L Posada (3, off J Perry, 1st inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF); D Howser (1, off B Latman, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF); N Siebern (3, off B Latman, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF); J Pignatano (2, off B Latman, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep CF).
SH: J Pignatano (2, off B Allen).
TB: D Howser 7; N Siebern 6; L Posada 4; J Pignatano 4; A Carey 3; M Throneberry; J Lumpe.
RBI: L Posada 3 (6); J Pignatano 2 (6); N Siebern 2 (14); D Howser (12).
2-out RBI: J Pignatano 2; N Siebern.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Howser-J Lumpe-M Throneberry; J Lumpe-D Howser-M Throneberry.

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike de la Hoz 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .286 .286 .286 .571 0.009 0.54 0.039 -0.030 0.3 2 3
Jim Piersall CF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .327 .378 .451 .828 -0.035 0.68 0.044 -0.079 0.6 1 0 HR,GDP
Tito Francona LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .301 .364 .417 .781 -0.009 0.41 0.021 -0.030 -0.1 1 0
Vic Power 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286 .317 .423 .740 -0.052 0.54 0.000 -0.052 -0.9 10 1
Willie Kirkland RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .254 .322 .358 .680 -0.051 0.45 0.000 -0.051 -1.0 2 0 GDP
John Romano C 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .324 .401 .577 .979 0.047 0.35 0.066 -0.019 0.6 10 0 HR
Woodie Held SS 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .278 .361 .443 .804 0.074 0.27 0.085 -0.011 0.7 0 4 HR
Bubba Phillips 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .263 .313 .395 .708 -0.029 0.37 0.000 -0.029 -0.4 0 2
Jim Perry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .167 .292 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Barry Latman P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.014 0.56 0.000 -0.014 -0.2 0 0
   Don Dillard PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .357 .458 .815 -0.007 0.29 0.000 -0.007 -0.2
   Bob Allen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Bob Hale PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .308 .313 .308 .620 0.017 0.34 0.017 0.000 0.3
   Mudcat Grant PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .333 .286 .619 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Russ Heman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 31 4 6 4 1 4 32 .194 .219 .484 .703 -0.050 0.46 0.272 -0.322 -0.4 27 11
HR: J Romano (7, off N Bass, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF); W Held (5, off N Bass, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF); J Piersall (2, off N Bass, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
TB: J Romano 4; J Piersall 4; W Held 4; M de la Hoz 2; B Hale.
GIDP: W Kirkland (2); J Piersall (7).
RBI: J Piersall 2 (17); W Held (23); J Romano (27).
2-out RBI: W Held; J Romano.
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 0 for 1.

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Norm Bass, W (3-2) 9 6 4 4 1 4 3 3.35 32 62 0.052 0.46 0.4
Team Totals 9 6 4 4 1 4 3 4.00 32 62 0.052 0.46 0.4

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Perry, L (2-4) 0 5 3 3 0 0 1 4.18 5 28 -0.344 1.12 -4.3
Barry Latman 6 6 5 5 1 7 3 3.16 25 2 0 -0.126 0.37 -0.7
Bob Allen 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.42 7 0 0 0.019 0.15 1.0
Russ Heman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.60 3 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 8 8 1 9 4 8.00 40 28 2 0 -0.448 0.40 -3.6
J Perry faced 5 batters in the 1st inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Linsalata, 1B - Frank Umont, 2B - Bob Stewart, 3B - Charlie Berry.
Time of Game: 2:09.
Attendance: 10,022.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Athletics         Cleveland Indians
1 Dick Howser SS 1 Mike de la Hoz 2B
2 Jerry Lumpe 2B 2 Jim Piersall CF
3 Leo Posada RF 3 Tito Francona LF
4 Norm Siebern LF 4 Vic Power 1B
5 Marv Throneberry 1B 5 Willie Kirkland RF
6 Bill Tuttle CF 6 John Romano C
7 Andy Carey 3B 7 Woodie Held SS
8 Joe Pignatano C 8 Bubba Phillips 3B
9 Norm Bass P 9 Jim Perry P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 0 12- RRR KCA L. Posada J. Perry 18% 77% Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Howser Scores; Lumpe Scores
t3 5-2 2 -2- RR KCA J. Pignatano B. Latman 11% 90% Home Run (Deep CF); Carey Scores
b2 1-4 2 --- R CLE W. Held N. Bass -8% 71% Home Run (Deep LF)
t3 4-2 0 --- R KCA N. Siebern B. Latman 8% 80% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
t2 3-0 1 --- R KCA D. Howser B. Latman 7% 84% Inside-the-park Home Run to RF (Deep RF)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Jim Perry facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCA D. Howser J. Perry 4% 54% Single to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCA J. Lumpe J. Perry 5% 59% Single to CF; Howser to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- RRR KCA L. Posada J. Perry 18% 77% Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Howser Scores; Lumpe Scores
t1 3-0 0 --- KCA N. Siebern J. Perry 2% 79% Single to CF
t1 3-0 0 1-- KCA M. Throneberry J. Perry 5% 84% Single to CF; Siebern to 3B
Barry Latman replaces Jim Perry pitching and batting 9th
t1 3-0 0 1-3 O KCA B. Tuttle B. Latman -3% 81% Foul Flyball: 1B
t1 3-0 1 1-3 O KCA A. Carey B. Latman -4% 77% Strikeout Looking
t1 3-0 2 1-3 O KCA J. Pignatano B. Latman -3% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- O CLE M. de la Hoz N. Bass 2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-3 1 --- O CLE J. Piersall N. Bass 1% 78% Flyball: CF
b1 0-3 2 --- O CLE T. Francona N. Bass 1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Barry Latman facing 9-1-2
t2 3-0 0 --- O KCA N. Bass B. Latman -1% 77% Strikeout Looking
t2 3-0 1 --- R KCA D. Howser B. Latman 7% 84% Inside-the-park Home Run to RF (Deep RF)
t2 4-0 1 --- O KCA J. Lumpe B. Latman -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 4-0 2 --- O KCA L. Posada B. Latman -0% 83% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 4-5-6
b2 0-4 0 --- O CLE V. Power N. Bass 2% 84% Flyball: RF
b2 0-4 1 --- O CLE W. Kirkland N. Bass 1% 86% Flyball: CF
b2 0-4 2 --- R CLE J. Romano N. Bass -7% 79% Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
b2 1-4 2 --- R CLE W. Held N. Bass -8% 71% Home Run (Deep LF)
b2 2-4 2 --- O CLE B. Phillips N. Bass 1% 72% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 2.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Barry Latman facing 4-5-6
t3 4-2 0 --- R KCA N. Siebern B. Latman 8% 80% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
t3 5-2 0 --- O KCA M. Throneberry B. Latman -1% 79% Strikeout
t3 5-2 1 --- O KCA B. Tuttle B. Latman -1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 5-2 2 --- KCA A. Carey B. Latman 1% 79% Double to LF
t3 5-2 2 -2- RR KCA J. Pignatano B. Latman 11% 90% Home Run (Deep CF); Carey Scores
t3 7-2 2 --- O KCA N. Bass B. Latman -0% 90% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 7, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 2-7, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 9-1-2
b3 2-7 0 --- O CLE B. Latman N. Bass 1% 91% Strikeout Looking
b3 2-7 1 --- O CLE M. de la Hoz N. Bass 1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 2-7 2 --- O CLE J. Piersall N. Bass 1% 93% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 7, Indians 2.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 7-2, Indians' Barry Latman facing 1-2-3
t4 7-2 0 --- KCA D. Howser B. Latman 2% 94% Double to CF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 7-2 0 -2- O KCA J. Lumpe B. Latman -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 7-2 1 -2- O KCA L. Posada B. Latman -1% 92% Strikeout
t4 7-2 2 -2- R KCA N. Siebern B. Latman 3% 95% Single to CF; Howser Scores
t4 8-2 2 1-- O KCA M. Throneberry B. Latman -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 8, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-8, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 3-4-5
b4 2-8 0 --- O CLE T. Francona N. Bass 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-8 1 --- O CLE V. Power N. Bass 1% 96% Popfly: SS
b4 2-8 2 --- O CLE W. Kirkland N. Bass 0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 8, Indians 2.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 8-2, Indians' Barry Latman facing 6-7-8
t5 8-2 0 --- KCA B. Tuttle B. Latman 0% 97% Walk
t5 8-2 0 1-- O KCA A. Carey B. Latman -0% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 8-2 1 1-- O KCA J. Pignatano B. Latman -0% 96% Flyball: LF
t5 8-2 2 1-- O KCA N. Bass B. Latman -0% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 8, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-8, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 6-7-8
b5 2-8 0 --- O CLE J. Romano N. Bass 1% 97% Strikeout
b5 2-8 1 --- O CLE W. Held N. Bass 1% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 2-8 2 --- O CLE B. Phillips N. Bass 0% 98% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 8, Indians 2.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 8-2, Indians' Barry Latman facing 1-2-3
t6 8-2 0 --- O KCA D. Howser B. Latman -0% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t6 8-2 1 --- O KCA J. Lumpe B. Latman -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 8-2 2 --- O KCA L. Posada B. Latman -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 8, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-8, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 9-1-2
Don Dillard pinch hits for Barry Latman (P) batting 9th
b6 2-8 0 --- O CLE D. Dillard N. Bass 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-8 1 --- CLE M. de la Hoz N. Bass -1% 97% Single to SS
b6 2-8 1 1-- RR CLE J. Piersall N. Bass -4% 93% Home Run (Deep RF); de la Hoz Scores
b6 4-8 1 --- O CLE T. Francona N. Bass 1% 94% Flyball: LF
b6 4-8 2 --- O CLE V. Power N. Bass 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 8, Indians 4.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 8-4, Indians' Bob Allen facing 4-5-6
Bob Allen replaces Don Dillard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Hank Bauer pinch hits for Norm Siebern (LF) batting 4th
t7 8-4 0 --- O KCA H. Bauer B. Allen -1% 94% Flyball: RF
t7 8-4 1 --- O KCA M. Throneberry B. Allen -0% 94% Strikeout
t7 8-4 2 --- O KCA B. Tuttle B. Allen -0% 93% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 8, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 4-8, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 5-6-7
Leo Posada moves from RF to LF
Hank Bauer moves from PH to RF
b7 4-8 0 --- O CLE W. Kirkland N. Bass 2% 95% Foul Flyball: C
b7 4-8 1 --- O CLE J. Romano N. Bass 1% 96% Popfly: 1B
b7 4-8 2 --- O CLE W. Held N. Bass 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 8, Indians 4.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 8-4, Indians' Bob Allen facing 7-8-9
t8 8-4 0 --- KCA A. Carey B. Allen 0% 97% Single to RF (Short RF)
t8 8-4 0 1-- O KCA J. Pignatano B. Allen -0% 97% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Carey to 2B
t8 8-4 1 -2- O KCA N. Bass B. Allen -1% 96% Strikeout
t8 8-4 2 -2- O KCA D. Howser B. Allen -1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 8, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 4-8, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 8-9-1
b8 4-8 0 --- O CLE B. Phillips N. Bass 2% 97% Flyball: CF
Bob Hale pinch hits for Bob Allen (P) batting 9th
b8 4-8 1 --- CLE B. Hale N. Bass -2% 96% Single to LF
Mudcat Grant pinch runs for Bob Hale (PH) batting 9th
b8 4-8 1 1-- CLE M. de la Hoz N. Bass -3% 93% Single to CF; Grant to 2B
b8 4-8 1 12- OO CLE J. Piersall N. Bass 6% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 8, Indians 4.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 8-4, Indians' Russ Heman facing 2-3-4
Russ Heman replaces Mudcat Grant (PR) pitching and batting 9th
t9 8-4 0 --- O KCA J. Lumpe R. Heman -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 8-4 1 --- O KCA L. Posada R. Heman -0% 98% Foul Flyball: 1B
t9 8-4 2 --- O KCA H. Bauer R. Heman -0% 98% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 8, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 4-8, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 3-4-5
b9 4-8 0 --- CLE T. Francona N. Bass -2% 96% Walk
b9 4-8 0 1-- O CLE V. Power N. Bass 2% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b9 4-8 1 1-- OO CLE W. Kirkland N. Bass 2% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 8, Indians 4.

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