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Standings
PHA
@BOS
5
6
 
(10)
PHA
@BOS
4
5
 
(11)
SLB
@CHW
4
1
CLE
@DET
2
7
NYY
@WSH
5
6
PIT
@CIN
2
3
 
(12)
BSN
@NYG
2
0
BRO
@PHI
3
0
CHC
@STL
2
4
Wednesday, September 4, 1940,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 17,170, Time of Game: 2:13
Indians
2
75-53
 Lost 3 
1st
at Tigers
7
73-57
 Won 1 
2nd, 3 GB
W: Schoolboy Rowe (13-3)
L: Bob Feller (23-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  1  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  2
Tigers          2  0  0   1  1  0   3  0  X    7 11  2

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ben Chapman RF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .292 .384 .415 .799 -0.003 0.72 0.055 -0.058 -0.3 1 0
Roy Weatherly CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .307 .339 .468 .807 0.046 1.08 0.088 -0.042 0.3 4 0
Lou Boudreau SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .301 .372 .461 .834 -0.159 1.50 0.000 -0.159 -1.4 5 3
Hal Trosky 1B 3 2 2 1 0 0 3 .314 .406 .566 .972 0.096 1.10 0.130 -0.034 1.1 6 0 HR
   Oscar Grimes 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.068 2.46 0.000 -0.068 -0.5 0 0
Jeff Heath LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .219 .310 .411 .720 -0.061 0.99 0.015 -0.076 -0.3 1 1
Ken Keltner 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .240 .314 .404 .718 -0.060 0.83 0.018 -0.077 -0.9 2 1
Ray Mack 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .299 .362 .443 .805 0.123 0.82 0.152 -0.029 0.6 2 2 3B,GDP
Rollie Hemsley C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .266 .303 .375 .678 -0.014 1.64 0.055 -0.069 -0.0 3 1 IW
   Frankie Pytlak C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .126 .211 .155 .366 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.3 0 0
Bob Feller P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .146 .185 .243 .428 -0.187 1.69 0.000 -0.187 -1.7 0 2 GDP
   Mike Naymick P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .452 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Beau Bell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .289 .342 .388 .730 -0.002 0.10 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
Team Totals 34 2 7 2 3 4 37 .206 .270 .353 .623 -0.294 1.10 0.513 -0.806 -3.5 24 10
3B: R Mack (5, off S Rowe).
HR: H Trosky (24, off S Rowe, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF).
IBB: R Hemsley (8, by S Rowe).
TB: H Trosky 5; R Mack 4; R Weatherly 2; B Chapman.
GIDP: R Mack (15); B Feller (1).
RBI: R Mack (60); H Trosky (90).
2-out RBI: R Mack.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Feller-L Boudreau-H Trosky.
E: R Mack (23); O Grimes (1).
Outfield Assists: J Heath (D Bartell at 2nd base).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick Bartell SS 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .241 .337 .337 .674 -0.028 0.67 0.030 -0.058 -0.4 3 3 SB
Bruce Campbell RF 4 3 3 1 0 0 4 .285 .378 .457 .835 0.091 0.73 0.143 -0.052 0.9 5 0 HR,GDP
Charlie Gehringer 2B 4 2 2 4 0 0 4 .312 .423 .446 .869 0.168 0.89 0.207 -0.038 3.3 2 4 HR,2B
Hank Greenberg LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .329 .412 .606 1.018 0.107 0.61 0.138 -0.032 0.9 1 0 HR
Rudy York 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .306 .407 .549 .956 0.059 0.63 0.099 -0.041 0.2 11 1
Earl Averill CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .275 .307 .385 .692 -0.072 0.69 0.000 -0.072 -1.2 1 0
Billy Sullivan 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .310 .392 .439 .830 -0.015 0.51 0.019 -0.034 -0.4 0 2
Birdie Tebbetts C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .283 .341 .397 .739 -0.068 0.82 0.000 -0.068 -0.9 4 0
Schoolboy Rowe P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .263 .311 .456 .768 -0.034 0.71 0.013 -0.047 -0.3 0 1
Team Totals 33 7 11 7 1 3 34 .333 .353 .636 .989 0.208 0.69 0.649 -0.442 2.1 27 11
2B: C Gehringer (26, off B Feller).
HR: H Greenberg (27, off B Feller, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF); B Campbell (7, off B Feller, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF); C Gehringer (9, off B Feller, 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: B Campbell 6; C Gehringer 6; H Greenberg 5; R York 2; S Rowe; D Bartell.
GIDP: B Campbell (8).
RBI: C Gehringer 4 (70); B Campbell (35); H Greenberg (113); R York (96).
2-out RBI: C Gehringer 3; R York; B Campbell.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 3 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Gehringer-D Bartell-R York; D Bartell-C Gehringer-R York.
E: C Gehringer (17); B Sullivan (7).
Baserunning
SB: D Bartell (8, 2nd base off B Feller/R Hemsley).
Pickoffs: R York (1st base by R Hemsley).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Feller, L (23-8) 7 11 7 4 1 3 3 2.53 31 35 -0.209 0.75 -2.7
Mike Naymick 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.82 3 0 0 0.002 0.03 0.6
Team Totals 8 11 7 4 1 3 3 4.50 34 35 0 0 -0.207 0.69 -2.1

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Schoolboy Rowe, W (13-3) 9 7 2 2 3 4 1 3.65 37 66 0.293 1.10 3.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 3 4 1 2.00 37 66 0.293 1.10 3.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: S Rowe (1; R Hemsley).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - George Pipgras, 1B - Bill Summers, 2B - Joe Rue, 3B - Lou Kolls.
Time of Game: 2:13.
Attendance: 17,170.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Detroit Tigers
1 Ben Chapman RF 1 Dick Bartell SS
2 Roy Weatherly CF 2 Bruce Campbell RF
3 Lou Boudreau SS 3 Charlie Gehringer 2B
4 Hal Trosky 1B 4 Hank Greenberg LF
5 Jeff Heath LF 5 Rudy York 1B
6 Ken Keltner 3B 6 Earl Averill CF
7 Ray Mack 2B 7 Billy Sullivan 3B
8 Rollie Hemsley C 8 Birdie Tebbetts C
9 Bob Feller P 9 Schoolboy Rowe P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 2-2 1 --- R DET H. Greenberg B. Feller 12% 65% Home Run
t4 1-2 2 -2- R CLE R. Mack S. Rowe -12% 52% Triple to CF; Trosky Scores
b5 3-2 2 --- R DET B. Campbell B. Feller 11% 77% Home Run
b7 4-2 2 1-3 RRR DET C. Gehringer B. Feller 11% 98% Home Run; Bartell Scores/unER; Campbell Scores/unER; Gehringer Scores/unER
b1 0-0 1 1-- R DET C. Gehringer B. Feller 10% 65% Double to RF; Campbell Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Schoolboy Rowe facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Chapman S. Rowe 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE R. Weatherly S. Rowe 2% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE L. Boudreau S. Rowe 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Feller facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET D. Bartell B. Feller -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- DET B. Campbell B. Feller 2% 55% Single to RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- R DET C. Gehringer B. Feller 10% 65% Double to RF; Campbell Scores
b1 1-0 1 -2- O DET H. Greenberg B. Feller -3% 62% Flyball: CF
b1 1-0 2 -2- R DET R. York B. Feller 8% 70% Single to LF; Gehringer Scores
b1 2-0 2 1-- O DET E. Averill B. Feller -2% 68% York Picked off 1B (C-1B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Schoolboy Rowe facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- R CLE H. Trosky S. Rowe -9% 59% Inside-the-park Home Run to CF (CF-RF)
t2 1-2 0 --- O CLE J. Heath S. Rowe 3% 62% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-2 1 --- O CLE K. Keltner S. Rowe 2% 64% Flyball: CF
t2 1-2 2 --- O CLE R. Mack S. Rowe 1% 65% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Bob Feller facing 6-7-8
b2 2-1 0 --- O DET E. Averill B. Feller -2% 63% Groundout: P-1B
b2 2-1 1 --- O DET B. Sullivan B. Feller -2% 61% Strikeout
b2 2-1 2 --- O DET B. Tebbetts B. Feller -1% 60% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 2.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Schoolboy Rowe facing 8-9-1
t3 1-2 0 --- CLE R. Hemsley S. Rowe -4% 56% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Hemsley to 1B
t3 1-2 0 1-- OO CLE B. Feller S. Rowe 9% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t3 1-2 2 --- CLE B. Chapman S. Rowe -1% 63% Walk
t3 1-2 2 1-- CLE R. Weatherly S. Rowe -3% 60% Single to RF; Chapman to 3B
t3 1-2 2 1-3 O CLE L. Boudreau S. Rowe 6% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Bob Feller facing 9-1-2
b3 2-1 0 --- O DET S. Rowe B. Feller -2% 64% Flyball: 1B
b3 2-1 1 --- DET D. Bartell B. Feller 2% 66% Walk
b3 2-1 1 1-- OO DET B. Campbell B. Feller -5% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 2.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Schoolboy Rowe facing 4-5-6
t4 1-2 0 --- CLE H. Trosky S. Rowe -4% 57% Single to RF
t4 1-2 0 1-- O CLE J. Heath S. Rowe 3% 59% Groundout: P-1B; Trosky to 2B
t4 1-2 1 -2- O CLE K. Keltner S. Rowe 4% 64% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-2 2 -2- R CLE R. Mack S. Rowe -12% 52% Triple to CF; Trosky Scores
t4 2-2 2 --3 CLE R. Hemsley S. Rowe -2% 50% Intentional Walk
t4 2-2 2 1-3 O CLE B. Feller S. Rowe 6% 57% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Indians' Bob Feller facing 3-4-5
b4 2-2 0 --- O DET C. Gehringer B. Feller -3% 54% Foul Flyball: 3B
b4 2-2 1 --- R DET H. Greenberg B. Feller 12% 65% Home Run
b4 3-2 1 --- DET R. York B. Feller 2% 68% Single to LF
b4 3-2 1 1-- O DET E. Averill B. Feller -3% 65% Strikeout Looking
b4 3-2 2 1-- DET B. Sullivan B. Feller 2% 67% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); York to 2B
b4 3-2 2 12- O DET B. Tebbetts B. Feller -4% 62% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 3.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Schoolboy Rowe facing 1-2-3
t5 2-3 0 --- O CLE B. Chapman S. Rowe 3% 66% Flyball: SS
t5 2-3 1 --- O CLE R. Weatherly S. Rowe 2% 68% Flyball: 1B
t5 2-3 2 --- O CLE L. Boudreau S. Rowe 2% 70% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Bob Feller facing 9-1-2
b5 3-2 0 --- O DET S. Rowe B. Feller -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 3-2 1 --- O DET D. Bartell B. Feller -2% 65% Single to LF; Bartell out at 2B/LF-SS
b5 3-2 2 --- R DET B. Campbell B. Feller 11% 77% Home Run
b5 4-2 2 --- O DET C. Gehringer B. Feller -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 4.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Schoolboy Rowe facing 4-5-6
t6 2-4 0 --- O CLE H. Trosky S. Rowe 3% 79% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 2-4 1 --- O CLE J. Heath S. Rowe 2% 81% Flyball: LF
t6 2-4 2 --- CLE K. Keltner S. Rowe -2% 80% Walk
t6 2-4 2 1-- CLE R. Mack S. Rowe -4% 76% Single to CF; Keltner to 3B
t6 2-4 2 1-3 O CLE R. Hemsley S. Rowe 7% 83% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Bob Feller facing 4-5-6
Oscar Grimes replaces Hal Trosky playing 1B batting 4th
b6 4-2 0 --- DET H. Greenberg B. Feller 2% 85% Single to LF
b6 4-2 0 1-- O DET R. York B. Feller -2% 83% Bunt Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 4-2 1 1-- O DET E. Averill B. Feller -2% 81% Flyball: CF
b6 4-2 2 1-- O DET B. Sullivan B. Feller -2% 79% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 4.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Schoolboy Rowe facing 9-1-2
t7 2-4 0 --- O CLE B. Feller S. Rowe 4% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 2-4 1 --- CLE B. Chapman S. Rowe -4% 79% Single to LF
t7 2-4 1 1-- CLE R. Weatherly S. Rowe -6% 73% Single to LF; Chapman to 2B
t7 2-4 1 12- O CLE L. Boudreau S. Rowe 7% 81% Flyball: RF
t7 2-4 2 12- O CLE O. Grimes S. Rowe 7% 87% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Bob Feller facing 8-9-1
b7 4-2 0 --- O DET B. Tebbetts B. Feller -1% 86% Flyball: CF
b7 4-2 1 --- DET S. Rowe B. Feller 1% 87% Single to LF
b7 4-2 1 1-- O DET D. Bartell B. Feller -2% 86% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Bartell to 1B/Safe on E3 (catch)
b7 4-2 2 1-- DET B. Campbell B. Feller 1% 86% Bartell Steals 2B
b7 4-2 2 -2- DET B. Campbell B. Feller 1% 87% Single to P; Bartell to 3B
b7 4-2 2 1-3 RRR DET C. Gehringer B. Feller 11% 98% Home Run; Bartell Scores/unER; Campbell Scores/unER; Gehringer Scores/unER
b7 7-2 2 --- O DET H. Greenberg B. Feller -0% 98% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 7.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-7, Tigers' Schoolboy Rowe facing 5-6-7
t8 2-7 0 --- CLE J. Heath S. Rowe -2% 96% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Heath to 1B
t8 2-7 0 1-- O CLE K. Keltner S. Rowe 2% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t8 2-7 1 1-- OO CLE R. Mack S. Rowe 2% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 7-2, Indians' Mike Naymick facing 5-6-7
Mike Naymick replaces Bob Feller pitching and batting 9th
Frankie Pytlak replaces Rollie Hemsley playing C batting 8th
b8 7-2 0 --- O DET R. York M. Naymick -0% 99% Flyball: 3B
b8 7-2 1 --- O DET E. Averill M. Naymick -0% 99% Flyball: LF
b8 7-2 2 --- O DET B. Sullivan M. Naymick -0% 99% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 7.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-7, Tigers' Schoolboy Rowe facing 8-9-1
t9 2-7 0 --- O CLE F. Pytlak S. Rowe 1% 100% Flyball: RF
Beau Bell pinch hits for Mike Naymick (P) batting 9th
t9 2-7 1 --- O CLE B. Bell S. Rowe 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-7 2 --- O CLE B. Chapman S. Rowe 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 7.

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