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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CLE
6
0
NYY
@CLE
5
2
BOS
@DET
1
6
BOS
@DET
6
7
CHW
@KCA
5
3
CHW
@KCA
7
0
MIN
@LAA
9
7
BAL
@WSA
9
3
PIT
@CHC
0
1
 
(11)
STL
@CIN
7
4
PHI
@MLN
2
5
PHI
@MLN
7
4
LAD
@SFG
8
11
Sunday, August 20, 1961,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 56,307, Time of Game: 2:41
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Yankees
5
82-41
 Won 3 
1st
at Indians
2
63-60
 Lost 3 
4th, 19 GB
L: Gary Bell (8-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  2  0   0  0  1   0  2  0    5  7  1
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  1   0  1  0    2  8  2

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 1 0 0 0 5 .261 .294 .319 .613 -0.099 0.73 0.032 -0.131 -1.7 1 1 GDP
Billy Gardner 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 .244 .303 .333 .636 0.003 0.48 0.029 -0.026 0.2 5 2 HBP
Roger Maris RF 2 1 0 0 1 2 4 .279 .379 .646 1.025 0.040 0.80 0.067 -0.028 0.9 3 0 HBP
Mickey Mantle CF 2 0 1 2 2 0 4 .321 .449 .703 1.152 0.139 1.01 0.151 -0.012 2.6 2 0
Yogi Berra LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .272 .330 .458 .789 -0.141 0.83 0.011 -0.153 -1.8 1 0 GDP
Johnny Blanchard C 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .286 .366 .595 .962 -0.026 0.48 0.013 -0.039 -0.9 2 0
Bill Skowron 1B 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .272 .325 .474 .799 0.198 0.51 0.216 -0.018 1.5 9 1 HR
Clete Boyer SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .226 .311 .332 .644 -0.001 0.42 0.022 -0.023 -0.3 3 2
Rollie Sheldon P 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .128 .146 .128 .273 -0.001 0.68 0.037 -0.037 -0.0 1 5
Team Totals 32 5 7 5 4 9 38 .219 .342 .313 .655 0.112 0.66 0.578 -0.467 0.6 27 11
HR: B Skowron (21, off G Bell, 2nd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF).
HBP: B Gardner (3, by G Bell); R Maris (6, by G Bell).
TB: B Skowron 4; B Gardner; M Mantle; B Richardson; R Sheldon; J Blanchard; Y Berra.
GIDP: B Richardson (12); Y Berra (6).
RBI: M Mantle 2 (112); B Skowron 2 (65); Y Berra (48).
2-out RBI: B Skowron 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Gardner-B Richardson-B Skowron.
E: B Gardner (10).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ken Aspromonte 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .226 .317 .303 .620 -0.122 1.17 0.000 -0.122 -1.1 0 2
Jim Piersall CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .388 .467 .855 -0.049 0.78 0.022 -0.070 -0.2 3 1
Tito Francona LF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .297 .355 .460 .814 0.164 0.67 0.174 -0.010 1.8 0 0 HR,2B
Willie Kirkland RF 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .254 .318 .469 .786 0.053 1.26 0.102 -0.049 0.7 2 0
Bubba Phillips 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .271 .310 .434 .744 -0.220 1.45 0.000 -0.220 -1.9 1 1 GDP
John Romano C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .302 .375 .502 .878 -0.027 1.05 0.053 -0.080 -0.3 9 0
Vic Power 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .251 .295 .350 .645 -0.126 1.30 0.000 -0.126 -1.0 10 0
Woodie Held SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .272 .363 .454 .817 0.053 0.90 0.083 -0.031 0.4 2 5
Gary Bell P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .140 .167 .158 .325 -0.098 2.12 0.000 -0.098 -0.8 0 1
   Bob Allen P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .200 .300 .500 -0.016 0.61 0.000 -0.016 -0.1 0 0
   Frank Funk P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .125 .067 .192 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 2 8 2 1 2 35 .235 .257 .353 .610 -0.388 1.12 0.434 -0.822 -2.4 27 10
2B: T Francona (23, off R Sheldon).
HR: T Francona (14, off R Sheldon, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF).
TB: T Francona 7; W Kirkland 2; W Held; J Piersall; J Romano.
GIDP: B Phillips (10).
RBI: W Kirkland (71); T Francona (64).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 3. K Aspromonte-W Held-V Power 2; J Piersall-V Power.
E: J Romano (9); B Phillips (18).
Outfield Assists: J Piersall (M Mantle at 1st base).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rollie Sheldon, W (9-3) 9 8 2 1 1 2 1 3.00 35 66 0.389 1.12 2.4
Team Totals 9 8 2 1 1 2 1 1.00 35 66 0.389 1.12 2.4

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gary Bell, L (8-13) 5.1 3 3 2 2 6 1 4.53 22 56 -0.128 0.72 -1.6
Bob Allen 1.2 4 2 2 2 1 0 3.27 10 3 0 -0.010 0.81 -0.9
Frank Funk 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.16 6 2 0 0.027 0.17 2.0
Team Totals 9 7 5 4 4 9 1 4.00 38 56 5 0 -0.111 0.66 -0.6
B Allen faced 4 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: G Bell 2 (5; B Gardner, R Maris).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Cal Drummond, 1B - Joe Paparella, 2B - Ed Runge, 3B - Sam Carrigan.
Time of Game: 2:41.
Attendance: 56,307.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Cleveland Indians
1 Bobby Richardson 2B 1 Ken Aspromonte 2B
2 Billy Gardner 3B 2 Jim Piersall CF
3 Roger Maris RF 3 Tito Francona LF
4 Mickey Mantle CF 4 Willie Kirkland RF
5 Yogi Berra LF 5 Bubba Phillips 3B
6 Johnny Blanchard C 6 John Romano C
7 Bill Skowron 1B 7 Vic Power 1B
8 Clete Boyer SS 8 Woodie Held SS
9 Rollie Sheldon P 9 Gary Bell P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 2 1-- RR NYY B. Skowron G. Bell 20% 67% Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Blanchard Scores
b4 0-2 1 1-3 OO CLE B. Phillips R. Sheldon 15% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t7 3-1 1 123 OO NYY B. Richardson B. Allen -9% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b6 0-3 1 --- R CLE T. Francona R. Sheldon -9% 78% Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO NYY Y. Berra G. Bell -8% 46% Double Play: Flyball: CF-1B

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 B. Richardson G. Bell -2% 48% Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYY B. Gardner G. Bell -2% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYY R. Maris G. Bell -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Rollie Sheldon facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE K. Aspromonte R. Sheldon 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE J. Piersall R. Sheldon 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O CLE T. Francona R. Sheldon 1% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Gary Bell facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- NYY M. Mantle G. Bell 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO NYY Y. Berra G. Bell -8% 46% Double Play: Flyball: CF-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- NYY J. Blanchard G. Bell 1% 47% Single to RF
t2 0-0 2 1-- RR NYY B. Skowron G. Bell 20% 67% Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Blanchard Scores
t2 2-0 2 --- O NYY C. Boyer G. Bell -1% 66% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Rollie Sheldon facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O CLE W. Kirkland R. Sheldon 2% 69% Strikeout
b2 0-2 1 --- O CLE B. Phillips R. Sheldon 2% 71% Popfly: 3B
b2 0-2 2 --- O CLE J. Romano R. Sheldon 1% 72% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Gary Bell facing 9-1-2
t3 2-0 0 --- O NYY R. Sheldon G. Bell -2% 70% Strikeout Looking
t3 2-0 1 --- O NYY B. Richardson G. Bell -1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- O NYY B. Gardner G. Bell -1% 68% Groundout: P-3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Rollie Sheldon facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- O CLE V. Power R. Sheldon 3% 71% Popfly: 3B
b3 0-2 1 --- CLE W. Held R. Sheldon -3% 68% Single to LF
b3 0-2 1 1-- O CLE G. Bell R. Sheldon 3% 71% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-2 2 1-- O CLE K. Aspromonte R. Sheldon 3% 73% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Gary Bell facing 3-4-5
t4 2-0 0 --- O NYY R. Maris G. Bell -2% 72% Strikeout
t4 2-0 1 --- O NYY M. Mantle G. Bell -1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-0 2 --- O NYY Y. Berra G. Bell -1% 70% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Rollie Sheldon facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- O CLE J. Piersall R. Sheldon 3% 72% Groundout: P-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- CLE T. Francona R. Sheldon -5% 67% Double to LF
b4 0-2 1 -2- CLE W. Kirkland R. Sheldon -6% 61% Single to CF; Francona to 3B
b4 0-2 1 1-3 OO CLE B. Phillips R. Sheldon 15% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Gary Bell facing 6-7-8
t5 2-0 0 --- O NYY J. Blanchard G. Bell -2% 74% Strikeout
t5 2-0 1 --- O NYY B. Skowron G. Bell -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- O NYY C. Boyer G. Bell -1% 72% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Rollie Sheldon facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- CLE J. Romano R. Sheldon -5% 67% Single to 3B/Bunt
b5 0-2 0 1-- O CLE V. Power R. Sheldon 5% 71% Popfly: 3B
b5 0-2 1 1-- CLE W. Held R. Sheldon -5% 66% Walk; Romano to 2B
b5 0-2 1 12- O CLE G. Bell R. Sheldon 6% 73% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Held to 2B
b5 0-2 2 12- O CLE K. Aspromonte R. Sheldon 6% 78% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Gary Bell facing 9-1-2
t6 2-0 0 --- O NYY R. Sheldon G. Bell -2% 77% Lineout: 1B
t6 2-0 1 --- NYY B. Richardson G. Bell 2% 79% Single to CF
t6 2-0 1 1-- NYY B. Gardner G. Bell 1% 80% Baserunner Advance; Richardson to 2B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t6 2-0 1 -2- NYY B. Gardner G. Bell 1% 81% Hit By Pitch
t6 2-0 1 12- NYY R. Maris G. Bell 4% 85% Hit By Pitch; Richardson to 3B; Gardner to 2B
t6 2-0 1 123 R NYY M. Mantle G. Bell 6% 91% Walk; Richardson Scores/unER; Gardner to 3B; Maris to 2B
Bob Allen replaces Gary Bell pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-0 1 123 OO NYY Y. Berra B. Allen -7% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Rollie Sheldon facing 2-3-4
b6 0-3 0 --- O CLE J. Piersall R. Sheldon 3% 87% Lineout: CF
b6 0-3 1 --- R CLE T. Francona R. Sheldon -9% 78% Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
b6 1-3 1 --- CLE W. Kirkland R. Sheldon -4% 74% Single to CF
b6 1-3 1 1-- O CLE B. Phillips R. Sheldon 3% 77% Groundout: P-1B; Kirkland to 2B
b6 1-3 2 -2- O CLE J. Romano R. Sheldon 5% 82% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 3, Indians 1.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Bob Allen facing 6-7-8
t7 3-1 0 --- O NYY J. Blanchard B. Allen -2% 81% Strikeout Looking
t7 3-1 1 --- NYY B. Skowron B. Allen 2% 82% Walk
t7 3-1 1 1-- NYY C. Boyer B. Allen 2% 84% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Skowron to 2B
t7 3-1 1 12- NYY R. Sheldon B. Allen 4% 88% Single to P/Bunt; Skowron to 3B; Boyer to 2B
t7 3-1 1 123 OO NYY B. Richardson B. Allen -9% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 3, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Yankees' Rollie Sheldon facing 7-8-9
b7 1-3 0 --- O CLE V. Power R. Sheldon 4% 83% Flyball: RF
b7 1-3 1 --- O CLE W. Held R. Sheldon 3% 85% Popfly: 1B
b7 1-3 2 --- O CLE B. Allen R. Sheldon 2% 87% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, Indians 1.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Bob Allen facing 2-3-4
t8 3-1 0 --- NYY B. Gardner B. Allen 2% 89% Single to RF
t8 3-1 0 1-- NYY R. Maris B. Allen 3% 91% Walk; Gardner to 2B
t8 3-1 0 12- R NYY M. Mantle B. Allen 5% 97% Single to CF (LF-CF); Gardner Scores; Maris to 3B
t8 4-1 0 1-3 R NYY Y. Berra B. Allen 1% 98% Single to RF; Maris Scores; Mantle to 2B
Frank Funk replaces Bob Allen pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-1 0 12- O NYY J. Blanchard F. Funk -1% 97% Lineout: RF
t8 5-1 1 12- O NYY B. Skowron F. Funk -1% 96% Lineout: CF
t8 5-1 2 12- O NYY C. Boyer F. Funk -1% 96% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-5, Yankees' Rollie Sheldon facing 1-2-3
b8 1-5 0 --- O CLE K. Aspromonte R. Sheldon 2% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-5 1 --- CLE J. Piersall R. Sheldon -2% 95% Single to 3B/Bunt; Piersall to 2B/Adv on E5 (throw)
b8 1-5 1 -2- CLE T. Francona R. Sheldon -4% 92% Single to RF; Piersall to 3B
b8 1-5 1 1-3 RO CLE W. Kirkland R. Sheldon 2% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Piersall Scores/unER; Francona to 2B
b8 2-5 2 -2- O CLE B. Phillips R. Sheldon 3% 97% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, Indians 2.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Frank Funk facing 9-1-2
t9 5-2 0 --- O NYY R. Sheldon F. Funk -0% 96% Strikeout
t9 5-2 1 --- O NYY B. Richardson F. Funk -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t9 5-2 2 --- O NYY B. Gardner F. Funk -0% 96% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Rollie Sheldon facing 6-7-8
b9 2-5 0 --- O CLE J. Romano R. Sheldon 2% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 2-5 1 --- O CLE V. Power R. Sheldon 1% 100% Lineout: SS
b9 2-5 2 --- O CLE W. Held R. Sheldon 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Indians 2.

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