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Standings
BAL
@BOS
4
5
CLE
@CHW
0
6
KCA
@DET
2
1
NYY
@WSH
4
0
CIN
@MLN
2
5
BRO
@NYG
2
10
PHI
@PIT
7
1
CHC
@STL
2
4
Saturday, July 9, 1955,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 6,487, Time of Game: 1:56
Athletics
2
35-45
 Won 1 
6th, 18 GB
at Tigers
1
40-39
 Lost 1 
5th, 12½ GB
W: Art Ditmar (5-5)
L: Frank Lary (7-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    2 10  0
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  7  2

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe DeMaestri SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .246 .275 .316 .591 -0.076 1.04 0.056 -0.131 -0.5 2 3 SB,CS
Enos Slaughter RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .266 .350 .306 .656 -0.090 1.26 0.024 -0.114 -0.5 4 0
Elmer Valo LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .384 .503 .514 1.017 0.023 1.15 0.101 -0.079 -0.3 1 0 2B
Harry Simpson CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .291 .363 .464 .826 -0.158 1.61 0.043 -0.201 -1.0 2 0 CS
   Bill Wilson CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .305 .481 .786 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Vic Power 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .302 .341 .492 .832 0.196 1.52 0.262 -0.067 0.5 11 2 3B
Jim Finigan 2B 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .282 .356 .472 .828 0.313 1.26 0.330 -0.017 1.6 1 2 SB
Hector Lopez 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .272 .319 .352 .671 -0.100 1.22 0.024 -0.124 -0.8 0 4
Joe Astroth C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .248 .374 .326 .700 0.023 1.30 0.078 -0.054 0.0 4 0
Art Ditmar P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .242 .242 .242 .485 -0.153 1.76 0.000 -0.153 -1.3 1 2 SH
Team Totals 35 2 10 2 1 3 37 .286 .306 .371 .677 -0.022 1.33 0.918 -0.940 -2.4 27 13
2B: E Valo (9, off F Lary).
3B: V Power (4, off F Lary).
SH: A Ditmar (2, off F Lary).
TB: V Power 3; J Finigan 2; E Valo 2; J Astroth 2; J DeMaestri; E Slaughter; H Lopez; H Simpson.
RBI: J Finigan (46); V Power (39).
2-out RBI: V Power; J Finigan.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Ditmar-J DeMaestri-V Power; V Power-J DeMaestri-V Power.
Baserunning
SB: J Finigan (1, 2nd base off F Lary/F House); J DeMaestri (3, 2nd base off F Lary/F House).
CS: H Simpson (4, 2nd base by F Lary/F House); J DeMaestri (2, 2nd base by F Lary/F House).

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 0 0 0 0 4 .316 .350 .422 .772 -0.156 1.05 0.000 -0.156 -1.4 2 5 GDP
Bill Tuttle CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .272 .349 .396 .745 -0.079 1.03 0.014 -0.093 -0.4 3 0
Al Kaline RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .377 .451 .632 1.083 -0.092 1.12 0.012 -0.104 -0.5 3 0
Earl Torgeson 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .253 .379 .349 .729 -0.063 1.02 0.019 -0.083 -0.3 13 0
Ray Boone 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .272 .335 .448 .783 -0.116 1.63 0.030 -0.146 -0.5 0 0
Jim Delsing LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .261 .354 .427 .781 0.162 1.61 0.249 -0.087 1.0 1 0 HR
Frank House C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .223 .269 .357 .626 -0.067 1.38 0.028 -0.095 -0.2 3 2
Fred Hatfield 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .235 .320 .348 .668 -0.142 1.33 0.000 -0.142 -1.5 2 4 GDP
Frank Lary P 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .308 .357 .359 .716 0.032 0.85 0.056 -0.025 0.3 0 2
Team Totals 32 1 7 1 2 3 34 .219 .265 .313 .577 -0.521 1.23 0.408 -0.931 -3.4 27 13
HR: J Delsing (9, off A Ditmar, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: J Delsing 5; F Lary 2; A Kaline; F House; R Boone.
GIDP: F Hatfield (6); H Kuenn (4).
RBI: J Delsing (48).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: F House (4); E Torgeson (6).

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Art Ditmar, W (5-5) 9 7 1 1 2 3 1 5.22 34 70 0.522 1.23 3.4
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 2 3 1 1.00 34 70 0.522 1.23 3.4

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Lary, L (7-10) 9 10 2 2 1 3 0 3.43 37 61 0.022 1.33 2.4
Team Totals 9 10 2 2 1 3 0 2.00 37 61 0.022 1.33 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Paparella, 1B - Jim Honochick, 2B - Frank Umont, 3B - Eddie Rommel.
Time of Game: 1:56.
Attendance: 6,487.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Athletics         Detroit Tigers
1 Joe DeMaestri SS 1 Harvey Kuenn SS
2 Enos Slaughter RF 2 Bill Tuttle CF
3 Elmer Valo LF 3 Al Kaline RF
4 Harry Simpson CF 4 Earl Torgeson 1B
5 Vic Power 1B 5 Ray Boone 3B
6 Jim Finigan 2B 6 Jim Delsing LF
7 Hector Lopez 3B 7 Frank House C
8 Joe Astroth C 8 Fred Hatfield 2B
9 Art Ditmar P 9 Frank Lary P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-1 2 --3 R KCA V. Power F. Lary 26% 48% Triple to RF; Valo Scores
t8 1-1 2 --3 R KCA J. Finigan F. Lary 24% 73% Single to RF; Power Scores
b7 0-0 0 --- R DET J. Delsing A. Ditmar -21% 21% Home Run
t8 0-1 1 --- KCA E. Valo F. Lary 10% 30% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b5 0-0 0 1-- OO DET H. Kuenn A. Ditmar 10% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B

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' Frank Lary facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri F. Lary -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- KCA E. Slaughter F. Lary 2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O KCA E. Valo F. Lary -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O KCA H. Simpson F. Lary -2% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn A. Ditmar 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle A. Ditmar 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- DET A. Kaline A. Ditmar -1% 48% Single to LF
b1 0-0 2 1-- DET E. Torgeson A. Ditmar -2% 46% Walk; Kaline to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- O DET R. Boone A. Ditmar 4% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCA V. Power F. Lary -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- KCA J. Finigan F. Lary 3% 50% Single to CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- KCA H. Lopez F. Lary 5% 55% Finigan Steals 2B; Finigan to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t2 0-0 1 --3 O KCA H. Lopez F. Lary -6% 49% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --3 O KCA J. Astroth F. Lary -4% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O DET J. Delsing A. Ditmar 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O DET F. House A. Ditmar 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 --- O DET F. Hatfield A. Ditmar 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCA A. Ditmar F. Lary -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 --- KCA J. DeMaestri F. Lary 3% 50% Single to CF
t3 0-0 1 1-- KCA E. Slaughter F. Lary 2% 52% DeMaestri Steals 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- O KCA E. Slaughter F. Lary -4% 48% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 -2- O KCA E. Valo F. Lary -4% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O DET F. Lary A. Ditmar 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O DET H. Kuenn A. Ditmar 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 2 --- DET B. Tuttle A. Ditmar -1% 47% Walk
b3 0-0 2 1-- O DET A. Kaline A. Ditmar 3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- KCA H. Simpson F. Lary 4% 54% Single (CF-RF)
t4 0-0 0 1-- O KCA V. Power F. Lary -7% 47% Simpson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t4 0-0 1 --- O KCA V. Power F. Lary -2% 45% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 2 --- KCA J. Finigan F. Lary 2% 47% Walk
t4 0-0 2 1-- KCA H. Lopez F. Lary 2% 49% Single to RF; Finigan to 2B
t4 0-0 2 12- KCA J. Astroth F. Lary 4% 53% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Finigan to 3B; Lopez to 2B
t4 0-0 2 123 O KCA A. Ditmar F. Lary -9% 44% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- O DET E. Torgeson A. Ditmar 3% 47% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 0-0 1 --- DET R. Boone A. Ditmar -3% 44% Single to RF
b4 0-0 1 1-- DET J. Delsing A. Ditmar -4% 40% Single to 1B; Boone to 2B
b4 0-0 1 12- O DET F. House A. Ditmar 3% 43% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Boone to 3B; Delsing to 2B
b4 0-0 2 -23 O DET F. Hatfield A. Ditmar 7% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 1-2-3
t5 0-0 0 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri F. Lary -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-0 1 --- O KCA E. Slaughter F. Lary -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O KCA E. Valo F. Lary -1% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 9-1-2
b5 0-0 0 --- DET F. Lary A. Ditmar -5% 39% Single to LF
b5 0-0 0 1-- OO DET H. Kuenn A. Ditmar 10% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
b5 0-0 2 --- O DET B. Tuttle A. Ditmar 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 4-5-6
t6 0-0 0 --- O KCA H. Simpson F. Lary -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- O KCA V. Power F. Lary -2% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-0 2 --- O KCA J. Finigan F. Lary -2% 43% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 3-4-5
b6 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Kaline A. Ditmar 3% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-0 1 --- O DET E. Torgeson A. Ditmar 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-0 2 --- O DET R. Boone A. Ditmar 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 7-8-9
t7 0-0 0 --- O KCA H. Lopez F. Lary -4% 46% Flyball: RF
t7 0-0 1 --- KCA J. Astroth F. Lary 4% 50% Single to CF
t7 0-0 1 1-- O KCA A. Ditmar F. Lary -3% 48% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Astroth to 2B
t7 0-0 2 -2- O KCA J. DeMaestri F. Lary -6% 41% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 6-7-8
b7 0-0 0 --- R DET J. Delsing A. Ditmar -21% 21% Home Run
b7 1-0 0 --- DET F. House A. Ditmar -3% 18% Single to LF
b7 1-0 0 1-- OO DET F. Hatfield A. Ditmar 6% 24% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b7 1-0 2 --- DET F. Lary A. Ditmar -1% 23% Single to SS
b7 1-0 2 1-- O DET H. Kuenn A. Ditmar 2% 25% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 2-3-4
t8 0-1 0 --- O KCA E. Slaughter F. Lary -5% 19% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 0-1 1 --- KCA E. Valo F. Lary 10% 30% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t8 0-1 1 -2- O KCA H. Simpson F. Lary -7% 22% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Valo to 3B
t8 0-1 2 --3 R KCA V. Power F. Lary 26% 48% Triple to RF; Valo Scores
t8 1-1 2 --3 R KCA J. Finigan F. Lary 24% 73% Single to RF; Power Scores
t8 2-1 2 1-- O KCA H. Lopez F. Lary -2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 2-3-4
Bill Wilson replaces Harry Simpson playing CF batting 4th
b8 1-2 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle A. Ditmar 6% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-2 1 --- O DET A. Kaline A. Ditmar 5% 81% Flyball: CF
b8 1-2 2 --- O DET E. Torgeson A. Ditmar 3% 84% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 1.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 8-9-1
t9 2-1 0 --- O KCA J. Astroth F. Lary -2% 82% Flyball: CF
t9 2-1 1 --- O KCA A. Ditmar F. Lary -1% 81% Strikeout
t9 2-1 2 --- KCA J. DeMaestri F. Lary 1% 82% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); DeMaestri to 1B
t9 2-1 2 1-- O KCA E. Slaughter F. Lary -2% 80% DeMaestri Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 5-6-7
b9 1-2 0 --- O DET R. Boone A. Ditmar 9% 89% Strikeout
b9 1-2 1 --- O DET J. Delsing A. Ditmar 6% 95% Flyball: RF
b9 1-2 2 --- O DET F. House A. Ditmar 5% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 1.

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