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NYY
@BAL
4
2
BOS
@CHW
1
3
KCA
@CLE
4
2
LAA
@DET
3
6
PIT
@CIN
2
3
CHC
@LAD
2
3
 
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@SFG
7
4
PHI
@STL
6
1
Wednesday, September 20, 1961,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 2,632, Time of Game: 2:21
Athletics
4
57-95
 Won 1 
9th, 46 GB
at Indians
2
74-79
 Lost 1 
5th, 29½ GB
W: Norm Bass (9-11)
L: Bob Allen (3-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  1   0  0  0   1  0  2    4 11  2
Indians         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  0    2  8  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 1 2 0 0 0 5 .275 .374 .355 .729 -0.013 0.85 0.056 -0.069 0.2 2 2
Jay Hankins RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .171 .214 .250 .464 0.044 0.87 0.096 -0.052 0.3 1 1
   Frank Cipriani PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .217 .250 .217 .467 -0.011 0.60 0.000 -0.011 -0.4 1 0
Wayne Causey 3B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .273 .347 .401 .748 -0.064 0.83 0.036 -0.100 -0.9 3 0 GDP
Norm Siebern 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .301 .381 .481 .863 0.012 0.96 0.062 -0.051 0.0 9 0
Deron Johnson LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .218 .256 .362 .618 -0.166 1.26 0.000 -0.166 -1.4 3 0 GDP
Billy Bryan C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .154 .214 .385 .599 -0.108 1.30 0.013 -0.121 -0.6 4 1
Charlie Shoemaker 2B 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .385 .429 .462 .890 0.105 1.11 0.121 -0.016 0.6 0 7
Bobby Del Greco CF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .241 .329 .367 .696 0.337 1.80 0.419 -0.082 1.0 4 0 HR
Norm Bass P 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .118 .135 .176 .311 0.146 1.15 0.202 -0.055 0.7 0 1
Team Totals 36 4 11 4 3 5 39 .306 .359 .389 .748 0.282 1.09 1.005 -0.723 -0.4 27 12
HR: B Del Greco (7, off B Allen, 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
TB: B Del Greco 4; N Bass 2; C Shoemaker 2; D Howser 2; N Siebern 2; J Hankins; W Causey.
GIDP: W Causey (5); D Johnson (10).
RBI: B Del Greco 2 (30); N Bass (6); J Hankins (6).
2-out RBI: N Bass.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
E: J Hankins (3); B Del Greco (3).
Outfield Assists: J Hankins (J Kubiszyn at 3rd base).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ty Cline CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .143 .182 .286 .468 -0.016 1.23 0.091 -0.107 0.4 0 0 2B
Don Dillard LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .269 .338 .448 .786 0.214 1.35 0.322 -0.108 0.1 1 0 HR
Vic Power 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .265 .306 .368 .674 -0.137 1.14 0.000 -0.137 -1.1 3 5
Woodie Held SS 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .264 .352 .460 .812 -0.013 0.90 0.041 -0.053 -0.2 2 4
John Romano C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .299 .373 .484 .857 0.156 1.43 0.229 -0.073 1.0 6 0
Hal Jones 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .192 .250 .308 .558 -0.175 1.76 0.000 -0.175 -1.1 10 0
Walt Bond RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .089 .176 .156 .332 0.171 1.34 0.182 -0.011 0.9 2 0
Jack Kubiszyn 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .206 .250 .206 .456 -0.165 2.37 0.000 -0.165 -1.1 1 3
   Willie Kirkland PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .317 .464 .781 -0.060 2.57 0.000 -0.060 -0.3
Barry Latman P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .074 .123 .111 .234 -0.056 1.17 0.000 -0.056 -0.4 0 1
   Tito Francona PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .299 .361 .459 .820 -0.094 3.67 0.000 -0.094 -0.4
   Bob Allen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .250 .417 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Schaffernoth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Nieman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .444 .573 1.018 -0.044 1.54 0.000 -0.044 -0.2
Team Totals 34 2 8 1 2 3 36 .235 .278 .353 .631 -0.219 1.49 0.865 -1.083 -2.4 * 13
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: T Cline (1, off N Bass).
HR: D Dillard (7, off N Bass, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
TB: D Dillard 4; J Romano 2; T Cline 2; W Bond 2; W Held; J Kubiszyn.
RBI: D Dillard (17).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. W Held-V Power-H Jones; V Power-W Held-H Jones.

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Norm Bass, W (9-11) 9 8 2 1 2 3 1 4.82 36 66 0.219 1.49 2.4
Team Totals 9 8 2 1 2 3 1 1.00 36 66 0.219 1.49 2.4

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Barry Latman 7 8 2 2 1 2 0 3.78 28 54 0.078 1.07 1.5
Bob Allen, L (3-2) 1.1 3 2 2 2 3 1 3.89 9 0 0 -0.387 1.26 -1.9
Joe Schaffernoth 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.85 2 2 0 0.028 0.60 0.9
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 3 5 1 4.00 39 54 2 0 -0.281 1.09 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: N Bass (3); B Latman (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Johnny Stevens, 1B - Harry Schwarts, 2B - John Rice, 3B - Larry Napp.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: 2,632.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Athletics         Cleveland Indians
1 Dick Howser SS 1 Ty Cline CF
2 Jay Hankins RF 2 Don Dillard LF
3 Wayne Causey 3B 3 Vic Power 2B
4 Norm Siebern 1B 4 Woodie Held SS
5 Deron Johnson LF 5 John Romano C
6 Billy Bryan C 6 Hal Jones 1B
7 Charlie Shoemaker 2B 7 Walt Bond RF
8 Bobby Del Greco CF 8 Jack Kubiszyn 3B
9 Norm Bass P 9 Barry Latman P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 2-2 1 1-- RR KCA B. Del Greco B. Allen 42% 92% Home Run (Deep LF); Shoemaker Scores
b8 1-2 1 --- R CLE D. Dillard N. Bass -32% 44% Home Run (Deep RF)
t7 1-1 2 -2- R KCA N. Bass B. Latman 19% 67% Single to LF; Shoemaker Scores
b4 0-1 2 1-- R CLE J. Romano N. Bass -15% 46% Single to CF; Held Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI/unER; Romano to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- R KCA J. Hankins B. Latman 10% 62% Single to CF; Howser Scores

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' Barry Latman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCA D. Howser B. Latman -2% 48% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCA J. Hankins B. Latman -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- KCA W. Causey B. Latman 1% 47% Single to CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- KCA N. Siebern B. Latman 3% 50% Single to RF; Causey to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O KCA D. Johnson B. Latman -5% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CLE T. Cline N. Bass -6% 39% Double to RF
b1 0-0 0 -2- CLE D. Dillard N. Bass -3% 36% Wild Pitch; Cline to 3B
b1 0-0 0 --3 O CLE D. Dillard N. Bass 4% 41% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --3 O CLE V. Power N. Bass 6% 46% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --3 O CLE W. Held N. Bass 4% 50% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Barry Latman facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCA B. Bryan B. Latman -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCA C. Shoemaker B. Latman -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCA B. Del Greco B. Latman -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Romano N. Bass 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O CLE H. Jones N. Bass 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O CLE W. Bond N. Bass 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Barry Latman facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCA N. Bass B. Latman -3% 47% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- KCA D. Howser B. Latman 3% 50% Single
t3 0-0 1 1-- KCA J. Hankins B. Latman 2% 52% Wild Pitch; Howser to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- R KCA J. Hankins B. Latman 10% 62% Single to CF; Howser Scores
t3 1-0 1 1-- OO KCA W. Causey B. Latman -5% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O CLE J. Kubiszyn N. Bass 3% 59% Single to RF; Kubiszyn out at 3B/Adv on E9/RF-2B-3B
b3 0-1 1 --- O CLE B. Latman N. Bass 2% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- O CLE T. Cline N. Bass 1% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Barry Latman facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O KCA N. Siebern B. Latman -2% 60% Flyball: LF
t4 1-0 1 --- O KCA D. Johnson B. Latman -2% 59% Foul Flyball: C
t4 1-0 2 --- KCA B. Bryan B. Latman 1% 60% Walk
t4 1-0 2 1-- KCA C. Shoemaker B. Latman 2% 62% Single to CF; Bryan to 2B
t4 1-0 2 12- O KCA B. Del Greco B. Latman -4% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- O CLE D. Dillard N. Bass 3% 61% Flyball: LF
b4 0-1 1 --- O CLE V. Power N. Bass 2% 63% Flyball: CF
b4 0-1 2 --- CLE W. Held N. Bass -2% 61% Walk
b4 0-1 2 1-- R CLE J. Romano N. Bass -15% 46% Single to CF; Held Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI/unER; Romano to 2B
b4 1-1 2 -2- O CLE H. Jones N. Bass 4% 50% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Barry Latman facing 9-1-2
t5 1-1 0 --- O KCA N. Bass B. Latman -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-1 1 --- O KCA D. Howser B. Latman -2% 45% Foul Flyball: SS
t5 1-1 2 --- O KCA J. Hankins B. Latman -1% 43% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 7-8-9
b5 1-1 0 --- CLE W. Bond N. Bass -5% 39% Walk
b5 1-1 0 1-- O CLE J. Kubiszyn N. Bass 4% 43% Flyball: CF
b5 1-1 1 1-- O CLE B. Latman N. Bass 4% 47% Foul Flyball: C
b5 1-1 2 1-- O CLE T. Cline N. Bass 3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Barry Latman facing 3-4-5
t6 1-1 0 --- O KCA W. Causey B. Latman -3% 47% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 1-1 1 --- KCA N. Siebern B. Latman 4% 50% Single to CF
t6 1-1 1 1-- OO KCA D. Johnson B. Latman -8% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 2-3-4
b6 1-1 0 --- O CLE D. Dillard N. Bass 3% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-1 1 --- O CLE V. Power N. Bass 2% 48% Flyball: RF
b6 1-1 2 --- O CLE W. Held N. Bass 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Barry Latman facing 6-7-8
t7 1-1 0 --- O KCA B. Bryan B. Latman -4% 46% Flyball: RF
t7 1-1 1 --- KCA C. Shoemaker B. Latman 4% 50% Single to RF
t7 1-1 1 1-- O KCA B. Del Greco B. Latman -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B; Shoemaker to 2B
t7 1-1 2 -2- R KCA N. Bass B. Latman 19% 67% Single to LF; Shoemaker Scores
t7 2-1 2 1-- O KCA D. Howser B. Latman -3% 64% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 5-6-7
b7 1-2 0 --- CLE J. Romano N. Bass -8% 57% Single to LF
b7 1-2 0 1-- O CLE H. Jones N. Bass 7% 64% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 1-2 1 1-- CLE W. Bond N. Bass -7% 56% Single to RF; Jones to 2B
b7 1-2 1 12- O CLE J. Kubiszyn N. Bass 9% 66% Foul Flyball: C
Tito Francona pinch hits for Barry Latman (P) batting 9th
b7 1-2 2 12- O CLE T. Francona N. Bass 9% 75% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Indians 1.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Bob Allen facing 2-3-4
Bob Allen replaces Tito Francona (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-1 0 --- O KCA J. Hankins B. Allen -2% 73% Strikeout
t8 2-1 1 --- KCA W. Causey B. Allen 2% 75% Walk
t8 2-1 1 1-- O KCA N. Siebern B. Allen -3% 72% Strikeout
t8 2-1 2 1-- O KCA D. Johnson B. Allen -2% 70% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 1-2-3
b8 1-2 0 --- O CLE T. Cline N. Bass 6% 76% Foul Flyball: 3B
b8 1-2 1 --- R CLE D. Dillard N. Bass -32% 44% Home Run (Deep RF)
b8 2-2 1 --- O CLE V. Power N. Bass 3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-2 2 --- CLE W. Held N. Bass -2% 45% Single to CF
b8 2-2 2 1-- O CLE J. Romano N. Bass 5% 50% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Indians 2.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Tied 2-2, Indians' Bob Allen facing 6-7-8
t9 2-2 0 --- O KCA B. Bryan B. Allen -6% 44% Strikeout
t9 2-2 1 --- KCA C. Shoemaker B. Allen 6% 50% Walk
t9 2-2 1 1-- RR KCA B. Del Greco B. Allen 42% 92% Home Run (Deep LF); Shoemaker Scores
t9 4-2 1 --- KCA N. Bass B. Allen 1% 93% Single to CF
t9 4-2 1 1-- KCA D. Howser B. Allen 1% 94% Single; Bass to 2B
Joe Schaffernoth replaces Bob Allen pitching and batting 9th
Frank Cipriani pinch hits for Jay Hankins (RF) batting 2nd
t9 4-2 1 12- O KCA F. Cipriani J. Schaffernoth -1% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Bass to 3B
t9 4-2 2 1-3 O KCA W. Causey J. Schaffernoth -2% 91% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 6-7-8
Frank Cipriani moves from PH to RF
b9 2-4 0 --- O CLE H. Jones N. Bass 5% 96% Flyball: RF
b9 2-4 1 --- CLE W. Bond N. Bass -6% 90% Single to RF
Willie Kirkland pinch hits for Jack Kubiszyn (3B) batting 8th
b9 2-4 1 1-- O CLE W. Kirkland N. Bass 6% 96% Foul Flyball: 3B
Bob Nieman pinch hits for Joe Schaffernoth (P) batting 9th
b9 2-4 2 1-- O CLE B. Nieman N. Bass 4% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 2.

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