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Scores
Standings
WSH
@BAL
3
1
NYY
@CHW
4
3
BOS
@CLE
3
6
PHA
@DET
3
8
CHC
@BRO
7
1
STL
@NYG
9
3
MLN
@PHI
6
2
CIN
@PIT
6
5
Tuesday, May 18, 1954,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 4,248, Time of Game: 2:10
Athletics
3
10-18
 Lost 5 
7th, 8½ GB
at Tigers
8
15-10
 Won 1 
4th, 2 GB
W: Steve Gromek (7-1)
L: Morrie Martin (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  1   0  1  1   0  0  0    3  6  2
Tigers          0  1  3   2  1  0   0  1  X    8 14  0

Philadelphia Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe DeMaestri SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 .208 .227 .274 .501 0.033 0.55 0.064 -0.031 0.3 1 3 2B,HBP
Spook Jacobs 2B 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .252 .322 .290 .612 -0.004 0.97 0.011 -0.015 -0.0 2 1
   Elmer Valo PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .091 .267 .091 .358 -0.026 1.81 0.000 -0.026 -0.1 SF
   Pete Suder 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .215 .239 .262 .500 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.1 1 1
Don Bollweg 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .146 .300 .244 .544 -0.064 0.96 0.022 -0.086 -0.6 9 0
Bill Renna RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .277 .336 .446 .782 0.025 0.77 0.069 -0.044 0.8 4 0 HR
Gus Zernial LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .232 .321 .389 .711 -0.079 0.83 0.000 -0.079 -1.0 0 0
Vic Power CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .241 .261 .343 .604 -0.074 0.54 0.000 -0.074 -1.0 3 1 GDP
Jim Finigan 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .342 .432 .526 .958 0.117 0.45 0.131 -0.014 0.8 0 2 HR,2B
Billy Shantz C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .237 .274 .373 .647 -0.025 0.47 0.018 -0.043 -0.3 3 0 2B
Morrie Martin P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .308 .308 .385 .692 -0.017 0.71 0.000 -0.017 -0.1 1 2
   Lou Limmer PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .125 .250 .125 .375 0.015 0.57 0.015 0.000 0.2
   Art Ditmar P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.014 0.55 0.000 -0.014 -0.2 0 0
   Jim Robertson PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167 .348 .222 .570 0.001 0.03 0.001 0.000 0.1
Team Totals 31 3 6 3 4 7 37 .194 .297 .484 .781 -0.116 0.67 0.331 -0.447 -1.2 24 10
2B: J DeMaestri (4, off S Gromek); B Shantz (3, off S Gromek); J Finigan (4, off S Gromek).
HR: J Finigan (1, off S Gromek, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); B Renna (3, off S Gromek, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: E Valo (1, off S Gromek).
HBP: J DeMaestri (1, by S Gromek).
TB: J Finigan 6; B Renna 5; B Shantz 2; J DeMaestri 2.
GIDP: V Power (4).
RBI: J Finigan (6); B Renna (15); E Valo (2).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. V Power-P Suder.
E: G Zernial (3); P Suder (3).
Outfield Assists: V Power (R Boone at 2nd base).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harvey Kuenn SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .293 .303 .379 .682 -0.007 0.45 0.038 -0.045 -0.4 3 4 SB
Frank Bolling 2B 5 2 2 2 0 1 5 .245 .317 .394 .711 0.089 0.60 0.127 -0.038 1.3 3 1 HR
Ray Boone 3B 4 1 3 1 1 0 5 .355 .459 .570 1.029 0.040 0.58 0.067 -0.027 1.5 0 1
Walt Dropo 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 5 .263 .284 .368 .653 0.001 0.66 0.027 -0.026 -0.2 5 1 SF
Jim Delsing LF 4 3 2 1 0 0 4 .270 .381 .382 .763 0.179 0.49 0.193 -0.014 1.4 2 0 2·2B
Al Kaline RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .291 .321 .301 .622 0.025 0.62 0.073 -0.048 0.1 2 0
Bill Tuttle CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .351 .440 .521 .962 0.042 0.53 0.054 -0.013 0.4 2 1
Frank House C 3 1 2 2 0 0 4 .371 .422 .571 .993 0.054 0.72 0.055 -0.001 1.6 8 0 2B,SF
Steve Gromek P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .095 .174 .095 .269 -0.037 0.40 0.000 -0.037 -1.4 2 0 SH
Team Totals 35 8 14 8 2 3 40 .400 .410 .571 .982 0.386 0.56 0.634 -0.249 4.3 27 8
2B: J Delsing 2 (6, 2 off M Martin); F House (5, off A Ditmar).
HR: F Bolling (3, off M Martin, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: F House (4, off M Martin); W Dropo (3, off M Martin).
SH: S Gromek (5, off M Martin).
TB: F Bolling 5; J Delsing 4; R Boone 3; F House 3; H Kuenn 2; B Tuttle; W Dropo; A Kaline.
RBI: F House 2 (15); F Bolling 2 (10); J Delsing (5); A Kaline (9); W Dropo (19); R Boone (18).
2-out RBI: F Bolling 2; A Kaline; J Delsing; R Boone.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 6 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. H Kuenn-F Bolling-W Dropo.
Outfield Assists: B Tuttle (D Bollweg at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: H Kuenn (2, 2nd base off A Ditmar/B Shantz).

Philadelphia Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Morrie Martin, L (1-3) 4 9 6 6 1 1 1 3.76 22 20 -0.373 0.92 -4.1
Art Ditmar 4 5 2 1 1 2 0 4.50 18 0 0 -0.012 0.16 -0.1
Team Totals 8 14 8 7 2 3 1 7.88 40 20 0 0 -0.385 0.56 -4.3

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Gromek, W (7-1) 9 6 3 3 4 7 2 2.39 37 66 0.115 0.67 1.2
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 4 7 2 3.00 37 66 0.115 0.67 1.2
Balks: None.
WP: A Ditmar (1).
HBP: S Gromek (3; J DeMaestri).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - Johnny Stevens, 2B - Eddie Rommel, 3B - Larry Napp.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: 4,248.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Athletics         Detroit Tigers
1 Joe DeMaestri SS 1 Harvey Kuenn SS
2 Spook Jacobs 2B 2 Frank Bolling 2B
3 Don Bollweg 1B 3 Ray Boone 3B
4 Bill Renna RF 4 Walt Dropo 1B
5 Gus Zernial LF 5 Jim Delsing LF
6 Vic Power CF 6 Al Kaline RF
7 Jim Finigan 3B 7 Bill Tuttle CF
8 Billy Shantz C 8 Frank House C
9 Morrie Martin P 9 Steve Gromek P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-1 0 --- R PHA J. Finigan S. Gromek -12% 50% Home Run
b3 2-1 2 1-- R DET J. Delsing M. Martin 11% 77% Double to CF; Boone Scores
b4 4-1 2 --3 RR DET F. Bolling M. Martin 8% 95% Home Run; House Scores
b3 3-1 2 -2- R DET A. Kaline M. Martin 7% 84% Single to LF; Delsing Scores
b2 0-0 0 --- DET J. Delsing M. Martin 7% 61% Double to LF

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, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PHA J. DeMaestri S. Gromek 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O PHA S. Jacobs S. Gromek 1% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O PHA D. Bollweg S. Gromek 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Morrie Martin facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- DET H. Kuenn M. Martin 4% 58% Single to LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O DET F. Bolling M. Martin -3% 55% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- O DET R. Boone M. Martin -3% 52% Lineout: CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O DET W. Dropo M. Martin -2% 50% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O PHA B. Renna S. Gromek 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O PHA G. Zernial S. Gromek 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O PHA V. Power S. Gromek 1% 55% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Morrie Martin facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- DET J. Delsing M. Martin 7% 61% Double to LF
b2 0-0 0 -2- O DET A. Kaline M. Martin -4% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 -2- DET B. Tuttle M. Martin 5% 62% Single to LF; Delsing to 3B
b2 0-0 1 1-3 RO DET F. House M. Martin 2% 64% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Delsing Scores
b2 1-0 2 1-- O DET S. Gromek M. Martin -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- R PHA J. Finigan S. Gromek -12% 50% Home Run
t3 1-1 0 --- O PHA B. Shantz S. Gromek 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t3 1-1 1 --- O PHA M. Martin S. Gromek 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 1-1 2 --- PHA J. DeMaestri S. Gromek -3% 52% Double to CF
t3 1-1 2 -2- PHA S. Jacobs S. Gromek -1% 51% Walk
t3 1-1 2 12- O PHA D. Bollweg S. Gromek 5% 55% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Morrie Martin facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn M. Martin -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b3 1-1 1 --- DET F. Bolling M. Martin 5% 58% Single to LF; Bolling to 2B/Adv on E7
b3 1-1 1 -2- DET R. Boone M. Martin 6% 63% Single to LF; Bolling to 3B
b3 1-1 1 1-3 RO DET W. Dropo M. Martin 2% 65% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Bolling Scores
b3 2-1 2 1-- R DET J. Delsing M. Martin 11% 77% Double to CF; Boone Scores
b3 3-1 2 -2- R DET A. Kaline M. Martin 7% 84% Single to LF; Delsing Scores
b3 4-1 2 1-- O DET B. Tuttle M. Martin -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-P
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 4.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-4, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 4-5-6
t4 1-4 0 --- PHA B. Renna S. Gromek -4% 79% Single to LF
t4 1-4 0 1-- O PHA G. Zernial S. Gromek 3% 83% Strikeout
t4 1-4 1 1-- OO PHA V. Power S. Gromek 5% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Morrie Martin facing 8-9-1
b4 4-1 0 --- DET F. House M. Martin 1% 89% Single to P
b4 4-1 0 1-- O DET S. Gromek M. Martin -1% 88% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; House to 2B
b4 4-1 1 -2- O DET H. Kuenn M. Martin -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B; House to 3B
b4 4-1 2 --3 RR DET F. Bolling M. Martin 8% 95% Home Run; House Scores
b4 6-1 2 --- DET R. Boone M. Martin 0% 95% Walk
b4 6-1 2 1-- O DET W. Dropo M. Martin -0% 95% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 6.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-6, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 7-8-9
t5 1-6 0 --- O PHA J. Finigan S. Gromek 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-6 1 --- PHA B. Shantz S. Gromek -2% 94% Double to LF
Lou Limmer pinch hits for Morrie Martin (P) batting 9th
t5 1-6 1 -2- PHA L. Limmer S. Gromek -2% 92% Walk
t5 1-6 1 12- PHA J. DeMaestri S. Gromek -4% 88% Hit By Pitch; Shantz to 3B; Limmer to 2B
Elmer Valo pinch hits for Spook Jacobs (2B) batting 2nd
t5 1-6 1 123 RO PHA E. Valo S. Gromek 3% 91% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Shantz Scores
t5 2-6 2 12- O PHA D. Bollweg S. Gromek 3% 94% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-2, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 5-6-7
Art Ditmar replaces Lou Limmer (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Pete Suder replaces Elmer Valo (PH) playing 2B batting 2nd
b5 6-2 0 --- DET J. Delsing A. Ditmar 1% 95% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
b5 6-2 0 1-- DET A. Kaline A. Ditmar 1% 95% Wild Pitch; Delsing to 2B
b5 6-2 0 -2- O DET A. Kaline A. Ditmar -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B; Delsing to 3B
b5 6-2 1 --3 DET B. Tuttle A. Ditmar 0% 96% Walk
b5 6-2 1 1-3 R DET F. House A. Ditmar 2% 98% Double to LF; Delsing Scores/unER; Tuttle to 3B
b5 7-2 1 -23 O DET S. Gromek A. Ditmar -1% 97% Strikeout Looking
b5 7-2 2 -23 O DET H. Kuenn A. Ditmar -1% 96% Foul Flyball: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 7.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-7, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 4-5-6
t6 2-7 0 --- R PHA B. Renna S. Gromek -3% 93% Home Run
t6 3-7 0 --- O PHA G. Zernial S. Gromek 1% 94% Popfly: 2B
t6 3-7 1 --- O PHA V. Power S. Gromek 1% 95% Flyball: RF
t6 3-7 2 --- PHA J. Finigan S. Gromek -1% 94% Double to LF
t6 3-7 2 -2- O PHA B. Shantz S. Gromek 2% 96% Foul Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Tigers 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 7-3, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 2-3-4
b6 7-3 0 --- O DET F. Bolling A. Ditmar -0% 95% Lineout: SS
b6 7-3 1 --- DET R. Boone A. Ditmar 0% 96% Single to CF
b6 7-3 1 1-- DET W. Dropo A. Ditmar 1% 96% Single to CF; Boone to 2B
b6 7-3 1 12- OO DET J. Delsing A. Ditmar -1% 95% Double Play: Flyball: CF-2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Tigers 7.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-7, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 9-1-2
t7 3-7 0 --- O PHA A. Ditmar S. Gromek 1% 96% Strikeout
t7 3-7 1 --- O PHA J. DeMaestri S. Gromek 1% 97% Flyball: CF
t7 3-7 2 --- O PHA P. Suder S. Gromek 0% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Tigers 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 7-3, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 6-7-8
b7 7-3 0 --- O DET A. Kaline A. Ditmar -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 7-3 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle A. Ditmar -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b7 7-3 2 --- O DET F. House A. Ditmar -0% 97% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Tigers 7.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-7, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 3-4-5
t8 3-7 0 --- PHA D. Bollweg S. Gromek -2% 95% Walk
t8 3-7 0 1-- O PHA B. Renna S. Gromek 2% 97% Groundout: CF-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 3-7 1 1-- O PHA G. Zernial S. Gromek 1% 98% Popfly: P
t8 3-7 2 1-- O PHA V. Power S. Gromek 1% 99% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Tigers 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 7-3, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 9-1-2
b8 7-3 0 --- O DET S. Gromek A. Ditmar -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 7-3 1 --- DET H. Kuenn A. Ditmar 0% 99% Single to CF
b8 7-3 1 1-- O DET F. Bolling A. Ditmar -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b8 7-3 2 1-- DET R. Boone A. Ditmar 0% 99% Kuenn Steals 2B
b8 7-3 2 -2- R DET R. Boone A. Ditmar 1% 100% Single to CF; Kuenn Scores
b8 8-3 2 1-- O DET W. Dropo A. Ditmar -0% 99% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Tigers 8.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-8, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 7-8-9
t9 3-8 0 --- O PHA J. Finigan S. Gromek 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 3-8 1 --- O PHA B. Shantz S. Gromek 0% 100% Flyball: SS
Jim Robertson pinch hits for Art Ditmar (P) batting 9th
t9 3-8 2 --- PHA J. Robertson S. Gromek -0% 100% Walk
t9 3-8 2 1-- O PHA J. DeMaestri S. Gromek 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Tigers 8.

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