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Standings
CHW
@DET
2
1
CLE
@KCA
17
1
CLE
@KCA
6
5
MLN
@CHC
1
7
CIN
@STL
7
8
Friday, August 12, 1955,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 44,830, Time of Game: 2:25
White Sox
2
66-44
 Won 2 
2nd, 1 GB
at Tigers
1
59-54
 Lost 5 
5th, 9½ GB
W: Virgil Trucks (11-6)
L: Steve Gromek (11-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  0
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  7  1

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Minnie Minoso LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .269 .360 .392 .752 0.033 0.68 0.063 -0.030 0.4 3 0
Nellie Fox 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .292 .356 .395 .751 -0.024 0.98 0.033 -0.057 -0.3 4 5 SH
Jim Rivera CF-RF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .260 .358 .408 .766 0.106 0.95 0.173 -0.067 0.9 4 1 HR
George Kell 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .309 .392 .420 .813 -0.055 0.69 0.000 -0.055 -0.7 0 1
   Jim Busby CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239 .290 .352 .642 -0.052 1.17 0.000 -0.052 -0.5 1 0 GDP
Walt Dropo 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .296 .353 .482 .834 0.052 0.53 0.072 -0.020 0.7 8 0 2B
Bob Kennedy RF-3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .260 .329 .351 .680 -0.049 0.72 0.009 -0.058 -0.7 0 1 SH
Chico Carrasquel SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .253 .338 .347 .685 -0.081 0.74 0.000 -0.081 -1.1 4 2
Sherm Lollar C 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .262 .382 .409 .791 -0.004 0.80 0.020 -0.024 0.1 3 0 2·IW
Virgil Trucks P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .148 .145 .167 .312 -0.068 0.88 0.000 -0.068 -0.8 0 0
   Dixie Howell P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.031 1.22 0.000 -0.031 -0.4 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 8 2 2 3 36 .250 .294 .375 .669 -0.173 0.80 0.370 -0.543 -2.4 27 10
2B: W Dropo (12, off S Gromek).
HR: J Rivera (7, off S Gromek, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: N Fox (10, off S Gromek); B Kennedy (1, off B Birrer).
IBB: S Lollar 2 (9, 1 by B Birrer, 1 by S Gromek).
TB: J Rivera 4; W Dropo 3; M Minoso 2; S Lollar; C Carrasquel; B Kennedy.
GIDP: J Busby (9).
RBI: J Rivera 2 (40).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Kell-N Fox-W Dropo.
Outfield Assists: J Rivera (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 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .327 .359 .443 .802 -0.006 1.30 0.091 -0.097 0.1 3 2 2B
Bill Tuttle CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .266 .345 .378 .723 -0.079 1.41 0.026 -0.105 -0.3 3 0
Al Kaline RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .348 .429 .571 1.000 -0.116 1.29 0.036 -0.152 -1.1 3 0 GDP
Earl Torgeson 1B 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .280 .390 .386 .775 0.159 1.44 0.184 -0.024 1.0 4 1
Ray Boone 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .301 .357 .506 .863 -0.163 1.98 0.027 -0.191 -0.6 4 1
Charlie Maxwell LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286 .338 .540 .878 -0.197 1.97 0.000 -0.197 -1.0 3 1
Frank House C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .238 .290 .372 .662 0.105 1.43 0.150 -0.045 0.1 3 0
   Bubba Phillips PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .326 .341 .668 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Fred Hatfield 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .230 .328 .348 .676 -0.157 2.20 0.017 -0.174 -0.6 3 2
Steve Gromek P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .174 .356 .196 .552 -0.049 0.92 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 1 1
   Jim Delsing PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .332 .406 .738 -0.074 2.64 0.000 -0.074 -0.3
   Babe Birrer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .294 .667 .961 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jack Phillips PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .367 .438 .804 -0.096 3.45 0.000 -0.096 -0.2
Team Totals 33 1 7 1 3 2 36 .212 .278 .242 .520 -0.673 1.67 0.531 -1.204 -3.4 27 9
2B: H Kuenn (31, off V Trucks).
TB: H Kuenn 2; F House 2; B Tuttle; E Torgeson; A Kaline; R Boone.
GIDP: A Kaline (12).
RBI: E Torgeson (45).
2-out RBI: E Torgeson.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. H Kuenn-F Hatfield-E Torgeson.
E: F Hatfield (19).
Outfield Assists: C Maxwell (B Kennedy at 3rd base).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Virgil Trucks, W (11-6) 7.2 6 1 1 3 2 0 3.54 31 62 0.356 1.33 2.5
Dixie Howell, S (4) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.83 5 2 0 0.317 3.77 0.9
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 3 2 0 1.00 36 62 2 0 0.673 1.67 3.4

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Gromek, L (11-7) 7 7 2 2 1 3 1 3.94 28 57 0.086 0.74 1.4
Babe Birrer 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.55 8 0 0 0.087 1.01 1.0
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 2 3 1 2.00 36 57 0 0 0.173 0.80 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Birrer (3; S Lollar); S Gromek (4; S Lollar).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill McKinley, 1B - Red Flaherty, 2B - Nestor Chylak, 3B - Charlie Berry.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 44,830.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Detroit Tigers
1 Minnie Minoso LF 1 Harvey Kuenn SS
2 Nellie Fox 2B 2 Bill Tuttle CF
3 Jim Rivera CF 3 Al Kaline RF
4 George Kell 3B 4 Earl Torgeson 1B
5 Walt Dropo 1B 5 Ray Boone 3B
6 Bob Kennedy RF 6 Charlie Maxwell LF
7 Chico Carrasquel SS 7 Frank House C
8 Sherm Lollar C 8 Fred Hatfield 2B
9 Virgil Trucks P 9 Steve Gromek P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 1-- RR CHW J. Rivera S. Gromek 17% 68% Home Run; Minoso Scores
b8 1-2 2 12- O DET R. Boone D. Howell 12% 84% Flyball: LF
b6 0-2 2 --3 R DET E. Torgeson V. Trucks -11% 66% Single to C (Ground Ball); Kuenn Scores
b9 1-2 1 1-- O DET F. Hatfield D. Howell 11% 90% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Hatfield to 1B
b9 1-2 1 --- DET F. House D. Howell -10% 79% Single to LF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHW M. Minoso S. Gromek 4% 54% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CHW N. Fox S. Gromek -3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- RR CHW J. Rivera S. Gromek 17% 68% Home Run; Minoso Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- O CHW G. Kell S. Gromek -1% 66% Flyball: SS
t1 2-0 2 --- O CHW W. Dropo S. Gromek -1% 66% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn V. Trucks 2% 68% Flyball: CF
b1 0-2 1 --- DET B. Tuttle V. Trucks -3% 65% Single to LF
b1 0-2 1 1-- OO DET A. Kaline V. Trucks 5% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- O CHW B. Kennedy S. Gromek -2% 69% Flyball: SS
t2 2-0 1 --- O CHW C. Carrasquel S. Gromek -1% 68% Strikeout
t2 2-0 2 --- CHW S. Lollar S. Gromek 1% 68% Single to LF (Deep LF)
t2 2-0 2 1-- O CHW V. Trucks S. Gromek -2% 67% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O DET E. Torgeson V. Trucks 2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- DET R. Boone V. Trucks -3% 66% Single to LF
b2 0-2 1 1-- O DET C. Maxwell V. Trucks 3% 69% Groundout: CF-SS/Forceout at 2B; Maxwell to 1B
b2 0-2 2 1-- O DET F. House V. Trucks 2% 72% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- CHW M. Minoso S. Gromek 3% 75% Single to LF
t3 2-0 0 1-- O CHW N. Fox S. Gromek -1% 73% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Minoso to 2B
t3 2-0 1 -2- O CHW J. Rivera S. Gromek -3% 71% Lineout: RF
t3 2-0 2 -2- O CHW G. Kell S. Gromek -3% 68% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O DET F. Hatfield V. Trucks 3% 71% Foul Flyball: C
b3 0-2 1 --- O DET S. Gromek V. Trucks 2% 73% Flyball: CF
b3 0-2 2 --- O DET H. Kuenn V. Trucks 1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- CHW W. Dropo S. Gromek 5% 78% Double to RF
t4 2-0 0 -2- O CHW B. Kennedy S. Gromek -3% 75% Strikeout
t4 2-0 1 -2- O CHW C. Carrasquel S. Gromek -3% 72% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 2 -2- CHW S. Lollar S. Gromek 1% 73% Intentional Walk
t4 2-0 2 12- O CHW V. Trucks S. Gromek -3% 70% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle V. Trucks 3% 73% Strikeout
b4 0-2 1 --- O DET A. Kaline V. Trucks 2% 75% Flyball: LF
b4 0-2 2 --- DET E. Torgeson V. Trucks -2% 73% Walk
b4 0-2 2 1-- O DET R. Boone V. Trucks 3% 76% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
t5 2-0 0 --- O CHW M. Minoso S. Gromek -2% 74% Flyball: CF
t5 2-0 1 --- O CHW N. Fox S. Gromek -1% 73% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 2-0 2 --- O CHW J. Rivera S. Gromek -1% 72% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- O DET C. Maxwell V. Trucks 3% 75% Flyball: LF
b5 0-2 1 --- O DET F. House V. Trucks 2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-2 2 --- DET F. Hatfield V. Trucks -2% 76% Walk
b5 0-2 2 1-- O DET S. Gromek V. Trucks 3% 79% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 4-5-6
t6 2-0 0 --- O CHW G. Kell S. Gromek -2% 77% Lineout: LF
t6 2-0 1 --- O CHW W. Dropo S. Gromek -1% 76% Lineout: 3B
t6 2-0 2 --- CHW B. Kennedy S. Gromek 1% 77% Single to LF
t6 2-0 2 1-- O CHW C. Carrasquel S. Gromek -2% 75% Single to LF; Kennedy out at 3B/LF-3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 1-2-3
Bob Kennedy moves from RF to 3B
Jim Busby replaces George Kell (3B) playing CF batting 4th
Jim Rivera moves from CF to RF
b6 0-2 0 --- DET H. Kuenn V. Trucks -9% 66% Double to LF
b6 0-2 0 -2- O DET B. Tuttle V. Trucks 3% 69% Flyball: CF; Kuenn to 3B
b6 0-2 1 --3 O DET A. Kaline V. Trucks 8% 77% Flyball: SS
b6 0-2 2 --3 R DET E. Torgeson V. Trucks -11% 66% Single to C (Ground Ball); Kuenn Scores
b6 1-2 2 1-- O DET R. Boone V. Trucks 4% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 1.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 8-9-1
t7 2-1 0 --- O CHW S. Lollar S. Gromek -2% 67% Flyball: SS
t7 2-1 1 --- O CHW V. Trucks S. Gromek -2% 66% Flyball: LF
t7 2-1 2 --- O CHW M. Minoso S. Gromek -1% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 6-7-8
b7 1-2 0 --- O DET C. Maxwell V. Trucks 5% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-2 1 --- DET F. House V. Trucks -5% 64% Single to RF
b7 1-2 1 1-- O DET F. Hatfield V. Trucks 4% 68% Groundout: 1B unassisted; House to 2B
Jim Delsing pinch hits for Steve Gromek (P) batting 9th
b7 1-2 2 -2- O DET J. Delsing V. Trucks 7% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 1.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Babe Birrer facing 2-3-4
Babe Birrer replaces Jim Delsing (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-1 0 --- CHW N. Fox B. Birrer 3% 78% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Fox to 1B
t8 2-1 0 1-- O CHW J. Rivera B. Birrer -3% 75% Flyball: 3B
t8 2-1 1 1-- OO CHW J. Busby B. Birrer -5% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 1-2-3
b8 1-2 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn V. Trucks 6% 76% Foul Flyball: 1B
b8 1-2 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle V. Trucks 5% 81% Flyball: SS
b8 1-2 2 --- DET A. Kaline V. Trucks -4% 77% Single to LF
b8 1-2 2 1-- DET E. Torgeson V. Trucks -5% 72% Walk; Kaline to 2B
Dixie Howell replaces Virgil Trucks pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-2 2 12- O DET R. Boone D. Howell 12% 84% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 1.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Babe Birrer facing 5-6-7
t9 2-1 0 --- CHW W. Dropo B. Birrer 2% 86% Single to CF
t9 2-1 0 1-- O CHW B. Kennedy B. Birrer -1% 86% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Dropo to 2B
t9 2-1 1 -2- O CHW C. Carrasquel B. Birrer -3% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 2-1 2 -2- CHW S. Lollar B. Birrer 0% 84% Intentional Walk
t9 2-1 2 12- O CHW D. Howell B. Birrer -3% 80% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Dixie Howell facing 6-7-8
b9 1-2 0 --- O DET C. Maxwell D. Howell 9% 89% Flyball: RF
b9 1-2 1 --- DET F. House D. Howell -10% 79% Single to LF
Bubba Phillips pinch runs for Frank House (C) batting 7th
b9 1-2 1 1-- O DET F. Hatfield D. Howell 11% 90% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Hatfield to 1B
Jack Phillips pinch hits for Babe Birrer (P) batting 9th
b9 1-2 2 1-- O DET J. Phillips D. Howell 10% 100% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 1.

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