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PHA
@BOS
4
6
SLB
@CHW
4
3
 
(10)
CLE
@DET
2
4
WSH
@NYY
0
2
NYG
@BRO
5
7
MLN
@CIN
3
2
PIT
@PHI
5
3
CHC
@STL
5
3
Wednesday, August 19, 1953,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 8,053, Time of Game: 2:16
Indians
2
64-52
 Lost 4 
3rd, 15 GB
at Tigers
4
44-73
 Won 4 
7th, 35½ GB
W: Billy Hoeft (8-11)
L: Early Wynn (13-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   1  1  0   0  0  0    2 11  0
Tigers          0  1  0   0  0  2   0  1  X    4 11  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Avila 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .279 .350 .386 .737 -0.016 1.48 0.119 -0.135 -0.4 2 1 2B
Bill Glynn 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .252 .341 .328 .669 -0.077 1.11 0.000 -0.077 -0.6 5 0
   Al Smith PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .242 .331 .336 .667 -0.049 2.06 0.000 -0.049 -0.3
Dale Mitchell LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .298 .353 .444 .797 -0.101 1.01 0.025 -0.126 -0.4 3 0
   Bob Kennedy LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .228 .318 .324 .642 0.037 1.21 0.037 0.000 0.2 2 0
Al Rosen 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .318 .400 .578 .979 -0.178 1.66 0.020 -0.197 -1.0 0 2
Wally Westlake CF 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .310 .414 .478 .891 0.150 1.39 0.216 -0.066 0.7 0 0 HR
Harry Simpson RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .235 .293 .344 .637 -0.057 1.48 0.026 -0.083 -0.3 3 0 SH
George Strickland SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .259 .339 .360 .700 -0.036 1.37 0.065 -0.101 0.1 5 2 2B
Jim Hegan C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .219 .290 .318 .608 -0.145 1.53 0.023 -0.168 -0.9 4 1
Early Wynn P 3 1 1 1 0 2 3 .297 .325 .446 .771 0.062 1.41 0.143 -0.081 0.3 0 0 HR
   Hank Majeski PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .290 .313 .387 .700 0.075 1.48 0.075 0.000 0.4
   Bob Lemon PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .269 .393 .662 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 37 2 11 2 2 5 40 .297 .333 .514 .847 -0.335 1.41 0.749 -1.083 -2.4 24 6
2B: G Strickland (10, off B Hoeft); B Avila (16, off B Hoeft).
HR: W Westlake (5, off B Hoeft, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); E Wynn (3, off B Hoeft, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: H Simpson (3, off B Hoeft).
TB: W Westlake 4; E Wynn 4; G Strickland 3; B Avila 2; A Rosen; D Mitchell; J Hegan; B Kennedy; H Majeski; H Simpson.
RBI: E Wynn (7); W Westlake (20).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 0 for 11.

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harvey Kuenn SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .305 .358 .376 .734 -0.041 0.94 0.035 -0.076 -0.3 0 3
Johnny Pesky 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .291 .358 .391 .749 -0.033 0.98 0.038 -0.072 -0.6 2 2
Ray Boone 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .284 .383 .520 .902 -0.062 1.03 0.022 -0.084 -0.5 2 2
Walt Dropo 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .240 .279 .365 .645 0.012 0.88 0.057 -0.045 0.3 9 1
Bud Souchock RF 4 2 2 1 0 1 4 .306 .332 .481 .812 0.048 1.40 0.135 -0.087 0.4 0 0 HR
Matt Batts C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .288 .330 .430 .761 -0.127 1.31 0.000 -0.127 -1.2 5 0
Bob Nieman LF 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .281 .352 .433 .785 0.283 1.00 0.331 -0.048 1.2 1 0 HR
Don Lund CF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .262 .329 .406 .735 0.045 0.67 0.097 -0.052 0.4 7 0 3B,2B,CS
Billy Hoeft P 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .157 .271 .176 .448 0.041 1.03 0.097 -0.056 0.3 1 1
   Ray Herbert P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .235 .133 .369 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 34 4 11 4 1 3 35 .324 .343 .588 .931 0.166 1.02 0.812 -0.647 0.1 27 10
2B: D Lund (20, off E Wynn).
3B: D Lund (4, off E Wynn).
HR: B Nieman (11, off E Wynn, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF); B Souchock (6, off E Wynn, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: D Lund 6; B Souchock 5; B Nieman 4; W Dropo 2; B Hoeft; R Boone; H Kuenn.
RBI: B Nieman 2 (41); B Hoeft (4); B Souchock (28).
2-out RBI: B Hoeft.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Baserunning
CS: D Lund (3, 2nd base by E Wynn/J Hegan).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Early Wynn, L (13-10) 8 11 4 4 1 3 2 3.96 35 46 -0.166 1.02 -0.1
Team Totals 8 11 4 4 1 3 2 4.50 35 46 -0.166 1.02 -0.1

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Billy Hoeft, W (8-11) 8.2 11 2 2 2 5 2 4.47 39 57 0.262 1.37 2.0
Ray Herbert, S (3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.72 1 2 0 0.072 2.83 0.4
Team Totals 9 11 2 2 2 5 2 2.00 40 57 2 0 0.334 1.41 2.4
Balks: B Hoeft (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill McGowan, 1B - Joe Paparella, 2B - (none), 3B - Bill McKinley.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: 8,053.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Detroit Tigers
1 Bobby Avila 2B 1 Harvey Kuenn SS
2 Bill Glynn 1B 2 Johnny Pesky 2B
3 Dale Mitchell LF 3 Ray Boone 3B
4 Al Rosen 3B 4 Walt Dropo 1B
5 Wally Westlake CF 5 Bud Souchock RF
6 Harry Simpson RF 6 Matt Batts C
7 George Strickland SS 7 Bob Nieman LF
8 Jim Hegan C 8 Don Lund CF
9 Early Wynn P 9 Billy Hoeft P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-2 1 1-- RR DET B. Nieman E. Wynn 33% 72% Home Run; Souchock Scores
t5 1-1 0 --- R CLE E. Wynn B. Hoeft -14% 36% Home Run
t4 0-1 1 --- R CLE W. Westlake B. Hoeft -13% 53% Home Run
t7 2-3 0 --- CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft -12% 58% Double to LF
t7 2-3 1 --3 O CLE D. Mitchell B. Hoeft 11% 72% Groundout: SS-1B

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' Billy Hoeft facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE B. Glynn B. Hoeft 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- CLE D. Mitchell B. Hoeft -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- CLE A. Rosen B. Hoeft -2% 51% Single to 3B; Mitchell to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O CLE W. Westlake B. Hoeft 4% 55% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- DET H. Kuenn E. Wynn 4% 58% Single to 3B/Bunt
b1 0-0 0 1-- O DET J. Pesky E. Wynn -3% 55% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O DET R. Boone E. Wynn -3% 52% Flyball: 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-- DET W. Dropo E. Wynn 3% 55% Single to LF; Kuenn to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 O DET B. Souchock E. Wynn -5% 50% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE H. Simpson B. Hoeft 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Strickland B. Hoeft 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- CLE J. Hegan B. Hoeft -1% 53% Single to LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- CLE E. Wynn B. Hoeft -1% 52% Balk; Hegan to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- O CLE E. Wynn B. Hoeft 3% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O DET M. Batts E. Wynn -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O DET B. Nieman E. Wynn -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- DET D. Lund E. Wynn 3% 54% Triple to CF
b2 0-0 2 --3 R DET B. Hoeft E. Wynn 10% 64% Single to RF; Lund Scores
b2 1-0 2 1-- O DET H. Kuenn E. Wynn -2% 62% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft 3% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- O CLE B. Glynn B. Hoeft 2% 66% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 2 --- O CLE D. Mitchell B. Hoeft 1% 67% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- O DET J. Pesky E. Wynn -2% 65% Flyball: RF
b3 1-0 1 --- DET R. Boone E. Wynn 2% 67% Single to LF
b3 1-0 1 1-- DET W. Dropo E. Wynn 3% 71% Single to LF; Boone to 2B
b3 1-0 1 12- O DET B. Souchock E. Wynn -4% 67% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 12- O DET M. Batts E. Wynn -4% 63% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 4-5-6
t4 0-1 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen B. Hoeft 3% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- R CLE W. Westlake B. Hoeft -13% 53% Home Run
t4 1-1 1 --- O CLE H. Simpson B. Hoeft 2% 55% Flyball: 3B
t4 1-1 2 --- CLE G. Strickland B. Hoeft -3% 52% Double (LF-CF)
t4 1-1 2 -2- O CLE J. Hegan B. Hoeft 4% 56% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Early Wynn facing 7-8-9
b4 1-1 0 --- O DET B. Nieman E. Wynn -3% 53% Lineout: SS
b4 1-1 1 --- DET D. Lund E. Wynn 3% 56% Single to LF
b4 1-1 1 1-- O DET B. Hoeft E. Wynn -5% 51% Lund Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b4 1-1 2 --- O DET B. Hoeft E. Wynn -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 9-1-2
t5 1-1 0 --- R CLE E. Wynn B. Hoeft -14% 36% Home Run
t5 2-1 0 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft 2% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-1 1 --- O CLE B. Glynn B. Hoeft 2% 40% Flyball: 2B
t5 2-1 2 --- CLE D. Mitchell B. Hoeft -1% 38% Single to CF
t5 2-1 2 1-- O CLE A. Rosen B. Hoeft 2% 41% Foul Flyball: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Early Wynn facing 1-2-3
b5 1-2 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn E. Wynn -3% 37% Flyball: LF
b5 1-2 1 --- DET J. Pesky E. Wynn 4% 41% Walk
b5 1-2 1 1-- O DET R. Boone E. Wynn -4% 37% Flyball: 1B
b5 1-2 2 1-- O DET W. Dropo E. Wynn -4% 33% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 5-6-7
t6 2-1 0 --- O CLE W. Westlake B. Hoeft 2% 36% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-1 1 --- CLE H. Simpson B. Hoeft -3% 33% Single to CF
t6 2-1 1 1-- CLE G. Strickland B. Hoeft -4% 30% Single to P/Bunt; Simpson to 2B
t6 2-1 1 12- O CLE J. Hegan B. Hoeft 5% 34% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 2-1 2 12- O CLE E. Wynn B. Hoeft 5% 39% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Early Wynn facing 5-6-7
b6 1-2 0 --- DET B. Souchock E. Wynn 6% 45% Single to CF
b6 1-2 0 1-- O DET M. Batts E. Wynn -6% 39% Foul Flyball: 1B
b6 1-2 1 1-- RR DET B. Nieman E. Wynn 33% 72% Home Run; Souchock Scores
b6 3-2 1 --- DET D. Lund E. Wynn 4% 76% Double to LF
b6 3-2 1 -2- O DET B. Hoeft E. Wynn -4% 72% Fielder's Choice SS; Lund out at 3B/SS-3B-2B; Hoeft to 1B
b6 3-2 2 1-- O DET H. Kuenn E. Wynn -2% 70% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 3.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 1-2-3
t7 2-3 0 --- CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft -12% 58% Double to LF
t7 2-3 0 -2- O CLE B. Glynn B. Hoeft 3% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B; Avila to 3B
t7 2-3 1 --3 O CLE D. Mitchell B. Hoeft 11% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-3 2 --3 O CLE A. Rosen B. Hoeft 7% 79% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Early Wynn facing 2-3-4
Bob Kennedy replaces Dale Mitchell playing LF batting 3rd
b7 3-2 0 --- O DET J. Pesky E. Wynn -2% 77% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 3-2 1 --- O DET R. Boone E. Wynn -1% 76% Flyball: LF
b7 3-2 2 --- O DET W. Dropo E. Wynn -1% 75% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 3.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 5-6-7
t8 2-3 0 --- CLE W. Westlake B. Hoeft -9% 66% Walk
t8 2-3 0 1-- O CLE H. Simpson B. Hoeft 4% 70% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Westlake to 2B
t8 2-3 1 -2- O CLE G. Strickland B. Hoeft 8% 79% Flyball: CF
t8 2-3 2 -2- O CLE J. Hegan B. Hoeft 8% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Early Wynn facing 5-6-7
b8 3-2 0 --- R DET B. Souchock E. Wynn 7% 94% Home Run
b8 4-2 0 --- O DET M. Batts E. Wynn -1% 94% Flyball: SS
b8 4-2 1 --- O DET B. Nieman E. Wynn -0% 93% Strikeout
b8 4-2 2 --- O DET D. Lund E. Wynn -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 4.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 9-1-2
Hank Majeski pinch hits for Early Wynn (P) batting 9th
t9 2-4 0 --- CLE H. Majeski B. Hoeft -7% 85% Single to LF
Bob Lemon pinch runs for Hank Majeski (PH) batting 9th
t9 2-4 0 1-- O CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft 6% 92% Flyball: CF
Al Smith pinch hits for Bill Glynn (1B) batting 2nd
t9 2-4 1 1-- O CLE A. Smith B. Hoeft 5% 97% Strikeout
t9 2-4 2 1-- CLE B. Kennedy B. Hoeft -4% 93% Single to LF; Lemon to 2B
Ray Herbert replaces Billy Hoeft pitching and batting 9th
t9 2-4 2 12- O CLE A. Rosen R. Herbert 7% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 4.

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