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@CLE
1
4
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3
6
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1
2
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@KCA
8
7
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@BRO
4
5
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7
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1
5
Saturday, July 16, 1955,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 32,985, Time of Game: 2:14
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Yankees
1
56-32
 Lost 2 
1st
at Tigers
2
44-41
 Won 2 
5th, 10½ GB
W: Billy Hoeft (9-3)
L: Whitey Ford (10-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  6  0
Tigers          0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  X    2  8  0

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Phil Rizzuto SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .255 .367 .294 .661 -0.003 1.02 0.040 -0.043 -0.0 0 4
   Eddie Robinson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .213 .357 .522 .879 -0.036 1.43 0.000 -0.036 -0.2
   Billy Hunter SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .254 .287 .541 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Andy Carey 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .253 .305 .376 .682 -0.103 1.09 0.000 -0.103 -0.9 0 5
Bill Skowron 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .337 .369 .566 .936 0.018 1.00 0.096 -0.078 0.5 10 0 HR
Mickey Mantle CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .309 .432 .608 1.040 0.049 1.07 0.097 -0.048 0.5 2 0
Elston Howard LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .329 .374 .536 .910 -0.163 1.82 0.000 -0.163 -1.0 2 0
Gil McDougald 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .274 .368 .387 .755 0.001 1.30 0.107 -0.106 -0.4 3 1 CS
Hank Bauer RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .254 .341 .399 .739 -0.142 1.96 0.012 -0.154 -0.7 1 0
Charlie Silvera C 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .208 .367 .208 .575 -0.012 1.52 0.040 -0.052 -0.1 5 0
   Yogi Berra PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .281 .360 .485 .845 -0.100 1.84 0.000 -0.100 -0.4 1 0
Whitey Ford P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .146 .255 .146 .400 -0.081 1.12 0.000 -0.081 -0.7 0 1
Team Totals 32 1 6 1 3 8 35 .188 .257 .281 .538 -0.572 1.35 0.392 -0.964 -3.4 24 11
HR: B Skowron (8, off B Hoeft, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
TB: B Skowron 4; M Mantle 2; C Silvera; P Rizzuto; G McDougald.
RBI: B Skowron (39).
2-out RBI: B Skowron.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Rizzuto-G McDougald-B Skowron.
Baserunning
CS: G McDougald (4, 2nd base by B Hoeft/R Wilson).

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 1 2 0 0 0 4 .326 .361 .445 .806 0.046 0.75 0.071 -0.025 0.3 1 2
Bill Tuttle CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .274 .351 .395 .746 0.050 1.14 0.139 -0.090 -0.0 2 0 GDP
Al Kaline RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .373 .449 .621 1.070 0.084 0.90 0.124 -0.040 0.7 3 0
Jack Phillips 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .275 .345 .412 .757 -0.083 0.78 0.000 -0.083 -1.0 9 0
Ray Boone 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .281 .343 .453 .796 0.063 0.69 0.082 -0.020 0.4 1 3 2B
Bubba Phillips LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .228 .281 .304 .585 -0.062 1.12 0.013 -0.076 -0.4 0 0
Red Wilson C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .217 .293 .299 .592 -0.077 1.04 0.000 -0.077 -0.8 8 1
Harry Malmberg 2B 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .234 .321 .277 .598 -0.020 0.92 0.032 -0.052 -0.3 3 2
Billy Hoeft P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .160 .222 .180 .402 -0.072 0.98 0.000 -0.072 -0.7 0 1
Team Totals 31 2 8 2 1 5 32 .258 .281 .290 .572 -0.071 0.90 0.461 -0.535 -1.9 27 9
2B: R Boone (7, off W Ford).
TB: R Boone 3; A Kaline 2; H Kuenn 2; B Tuttle; B Phillips.
GIDP: B Tuttle (15).
RBI: B Tuttle (39); A Kaline (71).
2-out RBI: B Tuttle; A Kaline.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 6.

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Whitey Ford, L (10-5) 8 8 2 2 1 5 0 2.66 32 62 0.071 0.90 1.9
Team Totals 8 8 2 2 1 5 0 2.25 32 62 0.071 0.90 1.9

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Billy Hoeft, W (9-3) 9 6 1 1 3 8 1 3.73 35 76 0.571 1.35 3.4
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 3 8 1 1.00 35 76 0.571 1.35 3.4
Balks: None.
WP: W Ford (3); B Hoeft (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Charlie Berry, 1B - Bill McKinley, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - Nestor Chylak.
Time of Game: 2:14.
Attendance: 32,985.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Detroit Tigers
1 Phil Rizzuto SS 1 Harvey Kuenn SS
2 Andy Carey 3B 2 Bill Tuttle CF
3 Bill Skowron 1B 3 Al Kaline RF
4 Mickey Mantle CF 4 Jack Phillips 1B
5 Elston Howard LF 5 Ray Boone 3B
6 Gil McDougald 2B 6 Bubba Phillips LF
7 Hank Bauer RF 7 Red Wilson C
8 Charlie Silvera C 8 Harry Malmberg 2B
9 Whitey Ford P 9 Billy Hoeft P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 0-0 2 1-3 R DET B. Tuttle W. Ford 14% 71% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Malmberg Scores; Kuenn to 2B
b5 1-0 2 12- R DET A. Kaline W. Ford 11% 82% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Kuenn Scores; Tuttle to 3B
t9 1-2 1 1-- O NYY H. Bauer B. Hoeft 9% 92% Strikeout
t8 0-2 2 --- R NYY B. Skowron B. Hoeft -8% 84% Home Run (CF-RF)
t9 1-2 1 --- NYY G. McDougald B. Hoeft -8% 83% Single to CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY P. Rizzuto B. Hoeft 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYY A. Carey B. Hoeft 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- NYY B. Skowron B. Hoeft -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O NYY M. Mantle B. Hoeft 2% 55% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Whitey Ford facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- DET H. Kuenn W. Ford 4% 58% Single to CF
b1 0-0 0 1-- OO DET B. Tuttle W. Ford -7% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- DET A. Kaline W. Ford 1% 52% Single to CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O DET J. Phillips W. Ford -2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYY E. Howard B. Hoeft 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- NYY G. McDougald B. Hoeft -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- O NYY H. Bauer B. Hoeft 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O NYY C. Silvera B. Hoeft 2% 55% McDougald Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Whitey Ford facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- DET R. Boone W. Ford 4% 59% Single to CF
b2 0-0 0 1-- O DET B. Phillips W. Ford -3% 55% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 1-- DET R. Wilson W. Ford 2% 57% Wild Pitch; Boone to 2B
b2 0-0 1 -2- O DET R. Wilson W. Ford -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B; Boone to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 O DET H. Malmberg W. Ford -4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- NYY C. Silvera B. Hoeft -4% 46% Single to LF
t3 0-0 0 1-- O NYY W. Ford B. Hoeft 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 1-- NYY P. Rizzuto B. Hoeft -4% 46% Single to LF; Silvera to 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- O NYY A. Carey B. Hoeft 5% 51% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 12- O NYY B. Skowron B. Hoeft 5% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Whitey Ford facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O DET B. Hoeft W. Ford -2% 53% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- O DET H. Kuenn W. Ford -2% 51% Foul Flyball: C
b3 0-0 2 --- O DET B. Tuttle W. Ford -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- NYY M. Mantle B. Hoeft -4% 46% Single to LF
t4 0-0 0 1-- O NYY E. Howard B. Hoeft 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B; Mantle to 2B
t4 0-0 1 -2- O NYY G. McDougald B. Hoeft 4% 52% Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 2 -2- NYY H. Bauer B. Hoeft -1% 51% Walk
t4 0-0 2 12- O NYY C. Silvera B. Hoeft 5% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Whitey Ford facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Kaline W. Ford -3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- O DET J. Phillips W. Ford -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-0 2 --- DET R. Boone W. Ford 3% 54% Double to LF
b4 0-0 2 -2- O DET B. Phillips W. Ford -4% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 9-1-2
t5 0-0 0 --- O NYY W. Ford B. Hoeft 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-0 1 --- O NYY P. Rizzuto B. Hoeft 2% 55% Flyball: RF
t5 0-0 2 --- O NYY A. Carey B. Hoeft 1% 57% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Whitey Ford facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- O DET R. Wilson W. Ford -3% 54% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
b5 0-0 1 --- DET H. Malmberg W. Ford 3% 57% Walk
b5 0-0 1 1-- O DET B. Hoeft W. Ford -4% 53% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-0 2 1-- DET H. Kuenn W. Ford 4% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Malmberg to 3B
b5 0-0 2 1-3 R DET B. Tuttle W. Ford 14% 71% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Malmberg Scores; Kuenn to 2B
b5 1-0 2 12- R DET A. Kaline W. Ford 11% 82% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Kuenn Scores; Tuttle to 3B
b5 2-0 2 1-3 O DET J. Phillips W. Ford -3% 79% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 3-4-5
t6 0-2 0 --- O NYY B. Skowron B. Hoeft 3% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-2 1 --- NYY M. Mantle B. Hoeft -4% 78% Single to CF
t6 0-2 1 1-- NYY E. Howard B. Hoeft -2% 76% Wild Pitch; Mantle to 2B
t6 0-2 1 -2- O NYY E. Howard B. Hoeft 5% 81% Lineout: 3B
t6 0-2 2 -2- O NYY G. McDougald B. Hoeft 4% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Yankees' Whitey Ford facing 5-6-7
b6 2-0 0 --- O DET R. Boone W. Ford -1% 84% Flyball: 2B
b6 2-0 1 --- DET B. Phillips W. Ford 1% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b6 2-0 1 1-- O DET R. Wilson W. Ford -2% 84% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Wilson to 1B
b6 2-0 2 1-- O DET H. Malmberg W. Ford -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 7-8-9
t7 0-2 0 --- O NYY H. Bauer B. Hoeft 3% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
Yogi Berra pinch hits for Charlie Silvera (C) batting 8th
t7 0-2 1 --- O NYY Y. Berra B. Hoeft 2% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 0-2 2 --- O NYY W. Ford B. Hoeft 1% 89% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Yankees' Whitey Ford facing 9-1-2
Yogi Berra moves from PH to C
b7 2-0 0 --- O DET B. Hoeft W. Ford -1% 88% Strikeout
b7 2-0 1 --- O DET H. Kuenn W. Ford -1% 87% Flyball: LF
b7 2-0 2 --- O DET B. Tuttle W. Ford -1% 87% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 1-2-3
Eddie Robinson pinch hits for Phil Rizzuto (SS) batting 1st
t8 0-2 0 --- O NYY E. Robinson B. Hoeft 4% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 0-2 1 --- O NYY A. Carey B. Hoeft 2% 93% Strikeout Looking
t8 0-2 2 --- R NYY B. Skowron B. Hoeft -8% 84% Home Run (CF-RF)
t8 1-2 2 --- O NYY M. Mantle B. Hoeft 3% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Yankees' Whitey Ford facing 3-4-5
Billy Hunter replaces Eddie Robinson (PH) playing SS batting 1st
b8 2-1 0 --- O DET A. Kaline W. Ford -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 2-1 1 --- O DET J. Phillips W. Ford -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 2-1 2 --- O DET R. Boone W. Ford -1% 84% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Tigers 2.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 5-6-7
t9 1-2 0 --- O NYY E. Howard B. Hoeft 7% 91% Flyball: RF
t9 1-2 1 --- NYY G. McDougald B. Hoeft -8% 83% Single to CF
t9 1-2 1 1-- O NYY H. Bauer B. Hoeft 9% 92% Strikeout
t9 1-2 2 1-- O NYY Y. Berra B. Hoeft 8% 100% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Tigers 2.

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