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Standings
BAL
@BOS
5
6
CLE
@CHW
4
9
KCA
@DET
3
8
NYY
@WSH
5
2
MLN
@CIN
9
5
PHI
@NYG
3
8
BRO
@PIT
6
0
CHC
@STL
11
12
 
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Saturday, April 16, 1955,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 7,006, Time of Game: 2:38
Athletics
3
1-3
 Lost 3 
7th, 2 GB
at Tigers
8
2-3
 Won 1 
5th, 1½ GB
W: Ned Garver (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    3 10  1
Tigers          0  2  1   0  0  0   0  5  X    8  8  0

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Spook Jacobs 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.040 0.98 0.036 -0.075 -0.2 1 2
Elmer Valo RF 4 1 3 0 0 1 4 .750 .800 .750 1.550 0.073 0.96 0.104 -0.031 1.2 2 0 SB
Jim Finigan 3B 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .214 .313 .643 .955 0.016 1.05 0.077 -0.061 2.0 1 2 HR
Gus Zernial LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.117 1.03 0.007 -0.124 -1.0 3 0 GDP
Bill Wilson CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .385 .467 .769 1.236 -0.100 0.98 0.000 -0.100 -1.2 4 0
Vic Power 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .333 .467 .800 -0.053 0.65 0.007 -0.061 -0.2 6 0
Joe DeMaestri SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .364 .364 .364 .727 -0.023 1.12 0.023 -0.046 -0.2 2 0 CS
   Jack Littrell SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.038 0.46 0.000 -0.038 -1.1 2 4 GDP
Jim Robertson C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.004 1.22 0.060 -0.065 0.2 2 1
Arnie Portocarrero P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.062 1.74 0.000 -0.062 -0.7 1 0
   Marion Fricano P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.005 0.88 0.033 -0.028 0.0 0 0
   Don Bollweg PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .400 .250 .650 -0.023 0.95 0.000 -0.023 -0.2
   Ozzie Van Brabant P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Gorman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 10 2 1 4 34 .303 .324 .394 .717 -0.366 0.95 0.347 -0.714 -1.4 24 9
HR: J Finigan (1, off N Garver, 9th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: J Finigan 4; E Valo 3; V Power; G Zernial; S Jacobs; J Robertson; J DeMaestri; M Fricano.
GIDP: J Littrell (1); G Zernial (2).
RBI: J Finigan 2 (2).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Littrell-V Power.
E: J Littrell (1).
Baserunning
SB: E Valo (1, 2nd base off N Garver/F House).
CS: J DeMaestri (1, Home by N Garver/F House).
Pickoffs: M Fricano (1st base by N Garver).

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 1 1 0 1 5 .316 .391 .684 1.076 0.055 0.50 0.098 -0.043 0.2 0 5 HR
Fred Hatfield 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .294 .429 .412 .840 0.047 0.60 0.069 -0.022 0.6 4 2 SB
Al Kaline RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .500 .500 .750 1.250 -0.009 0.60 0.036 -0.045 0.2 1 0 CS
Ferris Fain 1B 2 2 0 0 2 1 4 .250 .571 .250 .821 -0.007 0.82 0.049 -0.057 -0.1 11 1
Ray Boone 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .059 .273 .059 .332 -0.021 0.99 0.047 -0.067 0.6 2 5
Jim Delsing LF 3 2 1 2 1 0 4 .333 .429 .583 1.012 0.157 0.87 0.205 -0.048 1.6 2 0 HR
Bill Tuttle CF 4 1 0 1 0 0 4 .167 .238 .222 .460 -0.046 0.52 0.012 -0.058 0.7 1 0 GDP
Frank House C 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .143 .455 .143 .597 -0.008 0.31 0.013 -0.021 0.7 5 1
Ned Garver P 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.035 0.33 0.000 -0.035 -0.4 1 1 SF
Team Totals 30 8 8 7 6 2 37 .267 .378 .467 .845 0.133 0.61 0.529 -0.396 4.1 27 15
HR: J Delsing (1, off A Portocarrero, 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); H Kuenn (2, off M Fricano, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
SF: N Garver (1, off T Gorman).
TB: J Delsing 4; H Kuenn 4; A Kaline 2; F Hatfield 2; F House; R Boone.
GIDP: B Tuttle (1).
RBI: J Delsing 2 (4); R Boone (1); F House (1); N Garver (1); H Kuenn (3); B Tuttle (3).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. H Kuenn-F Hatfield-F Fain; R Boone-F Hatfield-F Fain.
Baserunning
SB: F Hatfield (1, 2nd base off M Fricano/J Robertson).
CS: A Kaline (1, 2nd base by A Portocarrero/J Robertson).

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Arnie Portocarrero, L (0-2) 2 2 2 2 2 0 1 7.71 9 42 -0.128 0.85 -1.0
Marion Fricano 5 3 1 1 2 2 1 1.80 19 0 0 0.051 0.68 1.4
Ozzie Van Brabant 0.1 1 2 2 1 0 0 54.00 3 0 0 -0.009 0.23 -0.4
Tom Gorman 0.2 2 3 2 1 0 0 27.00 6 2 2 -0.048 0.17 -4.1
Team Totals 8 8 8 7 6 2 2 7.88 37 42 2 2 -0.134 0.61 -4.1

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ned Garver, W (1-1) 9 10 3 3 1 4 1 4.80 34 58 0.366 0.95 1.4
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 1 4 1 3.00 34 58 0.366 0.95 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: M Fricano (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: N Garver (1; M Fricano, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Umont, 1B - Eddie Rommel, 2B - Joe Paparella, 3B - Jim Honochick.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 7,006.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Athletics         Detroit Tigers
1 Spook Jacobs 2B 1 Harvey Kuenn SS
2 Elmer Valo RF 2 Fred Hatfield 2B
3 Jim Finigan 3B 3 Al Kaline RF
4 Gus Zernial LF 4 Ferris Fain 1B
5 Bill Wilson CF 5 Ray Boone 3B
6 Vic Power 1B 6 Jim Delsing LF
7 Joe DeMaestri SS 7 Bill Tuttle CF
8 Jim Robertson C 8 Frank House C
9 Arnie Portocarrero P 9 Ned Garver P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-1 1 1-- RR DET J. Delsing A. Portocarrero 20% 64% Home Run; Fain Scores
b3 2-1 0 --- R DET H. Kuenn M. Fricano 10% 77% Home Run (LF-CF)
t1 0-0 0 123 ROO KCA G. Zernial N. Garver 7% 41% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Jacobs Scores/No RBI; Valo to 3B
t1 0-0 0 12- KCA J. Finigan N. Garver -7% 34% Walk; Jacobs to 3B; Valo to 2B
t2 1-0 1 1-3 O KCA A. Portocarrero N. Garver 6% 39% Strikeout

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' Ned Garver facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCA S. Jacobs N. Garver -4% 46% Single to SS
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCA E. Valo N. Garver -6% 41% Single to CF; Jacobs to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- KCA J. Finigan N. Garver -7% 34% Walk; Jacobs to 3B; Valo to 2B
t1 0-0 0 123 ROO KCA G. Zernial N. Garver 7% 41% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Jacobs Scores/No RBI; Valo to 3B
t1 1-0 2 --3 O KCA B. Wilson N. Garver 3% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn A. Portocarrero -2% 42% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 1 --- O DET F. Hatfield A. Portocarrero -2% 40% Groundout: 2B-P
b1 0-1 2 --- DET A. Kaline A. Portocarrero 1% 42% Single to P/Bunt
b1 0-1 2 1-- O DET F. Fain A. Portocarrero -2% 39% Kaline Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O KCA V. Power N. Garver 2% 41% Flyball: 2B
t2 1-0 1 --- KCA J. DeMaestri N. Garver -2% 39% Single to SS/Bunt
t2 1-0 1 1-- KCA J. Robertson N. Garver -6% 33% Single to SS (Short LF); DeMaestri to 3B
t2 1-0 1 1-3 O KCA A. Portocarrero N. Garver 6% 39% Strikeout
t2 1-0 2 1-3 O KCA S. Jacobs N. Garver 5% 44% DeMaestri Caught Stealing Hm (C-SS-C)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Arnie Portocarrero facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- DET F. Fain A. Portocarrero 4% 48% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-- O DET R. Boone A. Portocarrero -4% 44% Lineout: LF
b2 0-1 1 1-- RR DET J. Delsing A. Portocarrero 20% 64% Home Run; Fain Scores
b2 2-1 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle A. Portocarrero -1% 63% Flyball: SS
b2 2-1 2 --- DET F. House A. Portocarrero 1% 64% Walk
b2 2-1 2 1-- O DET N. Garver A. Portocarrero -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 2.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 1-2-3
t3 1-2 0 --- O KCA S. Jacobs N. Garver 3% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-2 1 --- KCA E. Valo N. Garver -3% 61% Single to RF
t3 1-2 1 1-- KCA J. Finigan N. Garver -2% 59% Valo Steals 2B
t3 1-2 1 -2- O KCA J. Finigan N. Garver 4% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-2 2 -2- O KCA G. Zernial N. Garver 4% 67% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Marion Fricano facing 1-2-3
Marion Fricano replaces Arnie Portocarrero pitching and batting 9th
Jack Littrell replaces Joe DeMaestri playing SS batting 7th
b3 2-1 0 --- R DET H. Kuenn M. Fricano 10% 77% Home Run (LF-CF)
b3 3-1 0 --- DET F. Hatfield M. Fricano 2% 79% Single to CF
b3 3-1 0 1-- DET A. Kaline M. Fricano 2% 81% Hatfield Steals 2B
b3 3-1 0 -2- DET A. Kaline M. Fricano 2% 83% Walk
b3 3-1 0 12- O DET F. Fain M. Fricano -3% 80% Flyball: LF
b3 3-1 1 12- O DET R. Boone M. Fricano -3% 77% Groundout: SS-3B/Forceout at 3B; Kaline to 2B
b3 3-1 2 12- O DET J. Delsing M. Fricano -3% 74% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 5-6-7
t4 1-3 0 --- O KCA B. Wilson N. Garver 3% 76% Flyball: LF
t4 1-3 1 --- O KCA V. Power N. Garver 2% 78% Flyball: LF
t4 1-3 2 --- O KCA J. Littrell N. Garver 1% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Marion Fricano facing 7-8-9
b4 3-1 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle M. Fricano -1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 3-1 1 --- O DET F. House M. Fricano -1% 77% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 3-1 2 --- O DET N. Garver M. Fricano -1% 76% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 8-9-1
t5 1-3 0 --- O KCA J. Robertson N. Garver 3% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-3 1 --- KCA M. Fricano N. Garver -3% 75% Single to 3B/Bunt
t5 1-3 1 1-- O KCA S. Jacobs N. Garver 4% 79% Flyball: 3B
t5 1-3 2 1-- O KCA E. Valo N. Garver 3% 82% Fricano Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Marion Fricano facing 1-2-3
b5 3-1 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn M. Fricano -1% 80% Strikeout
b5 3-1 1 --- DET F. Hatfield M. Fricano 2% 82% Single to CF
b5 3-1 1 1-- DET A. Kaline M. Fricano 1% 83% Wild Pitch; Hatfield to 2B
b5 3-1 1 -2- O DET A. Kaline M. Fricano -2% 81% Flyball: CF
b5 3-1 2 -2- O DET F. Fain M. Fricano -2% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 2-3-4
t6 1-3 0 --- O KCA E. Valo N. Garver 3% 82% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-3 1 --- O KCA J. Finigan N. Garver 2% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-3 2 --- O KCA G. Zernial N. Garver 1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Marion Fricano facing 5-6-7
b6 3-1 0 --- DET R. Boone M. Fricano 2% 87% Walk
b6 3-1 0 1-- O DET J. Delsing M. Fricano -2% 85% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 3-1 1 1-- OO DET B. Tuttle M. Fricano -3% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 5-6-7
t7 1-3 0 --- O KCA B. Wilson N. Garver 3% 86% Strikeout Looking
t7 1-3 1 --- O KCA V. Power N. Garver 2% 88% Lineout: 3B
t7 1-3 2 --- O KCA J. Littrell N. Garver 1% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Marion Fricano facing 8-9-1
b7 3-1 0 --- O DET F. House M. Fricano -1% 88% Flyball: CF
b7 3-1 1 --- O DET N. Garver M. Fricano -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-1 2 --- O DET H. Kuenn M. Fricano -1% 87% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 8-9-1
t8 1-3 0 --- O KCA J. Robertson N. Garver 4% 91% Strikeout
Don Bollweg pinch hits for Marion Fricano (P) batting 9th
t8 1-3 1 --- O KCA D. Bollweg N. Garver 2% 93% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 1-3 2 --- O KCA S. Jacobs N. Garver 1% 94% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Ozzie Van Brabant facing 2-3-4
Ozzie Van Brabant replaces Don Bollweg (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-1 0 --- O DET F. Hatfield O. Van Brabant -1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 3-1 1 --- DET A. Kaline O. Van Brabant 1% 94% Single to CF
b8 3-1 1 1-- DET F. Fain O. Van Brabant 1% 95% Walk; Kaline to 2B
Tom Gorman replaces Ozzie Van Brabant pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-1 1 12- R DET R. Boone T. Gorman 3% 98% Single to LF; Kaline Scores; Fain to 2B
b8 4-1 1 12- DET J. Delsing T. Gorman 1% 98% Walk; Fain to 3B; Boone to 2B
b8 4-1 1 123 RR DET B. Tuttle T. Gorman 1% 100% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Fain Scores; Boone Scores/No RBI; Delsing to 3B; Tuttle to 1B
b8 6-1 1 1-3 R DET F. House T. Gorman 0% 100% Single to CF; Delsing Scores; Tuttle to 3B
b8 7-1 1 1-3 RO DET N. Garver T. Gorman 0% 100% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Tuttle Scores/unER
b8 8-1 2 1-- O DET H. Kuenn T. Gorman -0% 100% Flyball: RF
5 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 8.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-8, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 2-3-4
t9 1-8 0 --- KCA E. Valo N. Garver -0% 100% Single to CF
t9 1-8 0 1-- RR KCA J. Finigan N. Garver -0% 99% Home Run; Valo Scores
t9 3-8 0 --- KCA G. Zernial N. Garver -1% 99% Single to LF
t9 3-8 0 1-- O KCA B. Wilson N. Garver 1% 99% Flyball: RF
t9 3-8 1 1-- KCA V. Power N. Garver -1% 99% Single to CF; Zernial to 2B
t9 3-8 1 12- OO KCA J. Littrell N. Garver 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Tigers 8.

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