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@CHW
6
1
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@CLE
5
2
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@DET
1
6
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@DET
6
4
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@KCA
2
9
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@BRO
8
5
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@BRO
6
5
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@NYG
3
2
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@PHI
9
11
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@PHI
3
8
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@PIT
1
2
Thursday, August 25, 1955,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:37
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Red Sox
1
71-53
 Lost 2 
4th, 5 GB
at Tigers
6
64-61
 Won 1 
5th, 13½ GB
W: Ned Garver (11-12)
L: Willard Nixon (12-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  8  0
Tigers          0  2  0   1  1  2   0  0  X    6 10  2

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Goodman 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .291 .398 .354 .753 0.013 0.51 0.048 -0.034 -0.2 1 2
Billy Klaus SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .287 .351 .399 .750 -0.019 0.77 0.031 -0.050 -0.1 3 4
Ted Williams LF 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .342 .490 .739 1.229 0.147 0.91 0.164 -0.017 1.3 2 0 2B,GDP
Jackie Jensen RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .276 .366 .476 .842 -0.062 1.48 0.021 -0.083 -0.8 3 0 IW
Norm Zauchin 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .238 .334 .446 .780 -0.168 1.66 0.000 -0.168 -1.6 12 2
Sammy White C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .260 .318 .392 .710 -0.065 0.65 0.000 -0.065 -0.7 3 2
Grady Hatton 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .243 .359 .329 .688 -0.004 0.46 0.026 -0.030 -0.2 0 1
Jim Piersall CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .272 .358 .425 .782 -0.041 0.63 0.012 -0.054 -0.6 0 0
Willard Nixon P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .237 .308 .339 .647 -0.038 0.72 0.000 -0.038 -0.4 0 3
   Tom Hurd P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Faye Throneberry PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252 .320 .486 .806 -0.021 0.72 0.000 -0.021 -0.2
   Leo Kiely P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .231 .240 .471 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Gene Stephens PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .313 .391 .493 .884 0.001 0.02 0.001 0.000 0.1
Team Totals 34 1 8 1 3 7 37 .235 .297 .265 .562 -0.257 0.84 0.303 -0.560 -3.4 24 15
2B: T Williams (18, off N Garver).
IBB: J Jensen (7, by N Garver).
TB: T Williams 3; B Goodman 2; B Klaus 2; J Piersall; G Stephens.
GIDP: T Williams (5).
RBI: T Williams (64).
2-out RBI: T Williams.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Nixon-B Klaus-N Zauchin.

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 1 0 0 0 4 .311 .345 .418 .762 -0.019 0.48 0.017 -0.036 -0.6 3 3
Bill Tuttle CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .267 .345 .381 .726 0.025 0.48 0.038 -0.012 0.3 3 0
Al Kaline RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .352 .432 .573 1.004 -0.089 0.78 0.007 -0.096 -1.1 1 0 2B,CS
Earl Torgeson 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .278 .391 .395 .786 -0.019 0.56 0.023 -0.042 -0.6 11 0
Ray Boone 3B 3 2 2 2 1 0 4 .295 .356 .488 .843 0.107 0.48 0.107 0.000 2.3 1 2 HR,2B
Charlie Maxwell LF 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .284 .326 .523 .849 0.188 0.43 0.196 -0.008 1.8 1 0 HR,2B
   Bubba Phillips LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .317 .326 .643 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Frank House C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .261 .314 .437 .751 0.010 0.18 0.017 -0.007 -0.4 7 0
Fred Hatfield 2B 3 1 1 1 0 1 4 .239 .343 .352 .695 0.034 0.48 0.070 -0.036 0.3 0 4 2B,SH,GDP
Ned Garver P 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .197 .263 .212 .475 0.006 0.41 0.022 -0.017 0.1 0 1
Team Totals 30 6 10 6 4 3 35 .333 .412 .667 1.078 0.243 0.49 0.497 -0.254 2.1 27 10
2B: F Hatfield (11, off W Nixon); C Maxwell (6, off L Kiely); A Kaline (19, off L Kiely); R Boone (12, off L Kiely).
HR: C Maxwell (5, off W Nixon, 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); R Boone (17, off L Kiely, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: F Hatfield (9, off L Kiely).
TB: R Boone 6; C Maxwell 6; F Hatfield 2; A Kaline 2; N Garver; B Tuttle; F House; H Kuenn.
GIDP: F Hatfield (7).
RBI: C Maxwell 2 (14); R Boone 2 (95); N Garver (12); F Hatfield (30).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Boone-H Kuenn-E Torgeson.
E: R Boone (17); C Maxwell (3).
Baserunning
CS: A Kaline (8, 2nd base by W Nixon/S White).
Pickoffs: A Kaline (1st base by S White).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Willard Nixon, L (12-8) 4 5 4 4 4 0 1 4.06 18 32 -0.224 0.72 -2.4
Tom Hurd 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.29 4 1 0 0.033 0.61 0.9
Leo Kiely 3 4 2 2 0 3 1 2.85 13 0 0 -0.051 0.09 -0.5
Team Totals 8 10 6 6 4 3 2 6.75 35 32 1 0 -0.242 0.49 -2.1
W Nixon faced 2 batters in the 5th inning.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ned Garver, W (11-12) 9 8 1 1 3 7 0 3.70 37 71 0.258 0.84 3.4
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 3 7 0 1.00 37 71 0.258 0.84 3.4
Balks: None.
WP: W Nixon (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: N Garver (11; J Jensen).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Paparella, 1B - Jim Honochick, 2B - Frank Umont, 3B - Eddie Rommel.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Detroit Tigers
1 Billy Goodman 2B 1 Harvey Kuenn SS
2 Billy Klaus SS 2 Bill Tuttle CF
3 Ted Williams LF 3 Al Kaline RF
4 Jackie Jensen RF 4 Earl Torgeson 1B
5 Norm Zauchin 1B 5 Ray Boone 3B
6 Sammy White C 6 Charlie Maxwell LF
7 Grady Hatton 3B 7 Frank House C
8 Jim Piersall CF 8 Fred Hatfield 2B
9 Willard Nixon 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 0-0 1 1-- RR DET C. Maxwell W. Nixon 18% 74% Home Run; Boone Scores
t5 0-3 2 12- R BOS T. Williams N. Garver -11% 74% Single to LF; Goodman Scores; Klaus to 3B/Adv on E7; Williams to 2B
t5 1-3 2 123 O BOS N. Zauchin N. Garver 10% 82% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 12- O BOS J. Jensen N. Garver 4% 51% Lineout: 3B; Goodman stays at 2B/Adv on E5 (throw to 2B)
t1 0-0 2 12- O BOS N. Zauchin N. Garver 4% 55% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BOS B. Goodman N. Garver -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O BOS B. Klaus N. Garver 3% 50% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 1-- BOS T. Williams N. Garver -4% 46% Walk; Goodman to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O BOS J. Jensen N. Garver 4% 51% Lineout: 3B; Goodman stays at 2B/Adv on E5 (throw to 2B)
t1 0-0 2 12- O BOS N. Zauchin N. Garver 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn W. Nixon -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- DET B. Tuttle W. Nixon 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- O DET A. Kaline W. Nixon -3% 52% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Kaline to 1B
b1 0-0 2 1-- O DET E. Torgeson W. Nixon -2% 50% Kaline Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS S. White N. Garver 2% 52% Foul Flyball: 1B
t2 0-0 1 --- BOS G. Hatton N. Garver -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- O BOS J. Piersall N. Garver 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O BOS W. Nixon N. Garver 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O DET E. Torgeson W. Nixon -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- DET R. Boone W. Nixon 3% 55% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- RR DET C. Maxwell W. Nixon 18% 74% Home Run; Boone Scores
b2 2-0 1 --- DET F. House W. Nixon 2% 75% Single to RF
b2 2-0 1 1-- OO DET F. Hatfield W. Nixon -4% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 1-2-3
t3 0-2 0 --- O BOS B. Goodman N. Garver 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-2 1 --- O BOS B. Klaus N. Garver 2% 76% Flyball: SS
t3 0-2 2 --- BOS T. Williams N. Garver -2% 74% Double to LF
t3 0-2 2 -2- O BOS J. Jensen N. Garver 3% 77% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 9-1-2
b3 2-0 0 --- O DET N. Garver W. Nixon -2% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 2-0 1 --- DET H. Kuenn W. Nixon 2% 77% Single to LF
b3 2-0 1 1-- O DET B. Tuttle W. Nixon -1% 76% Groundout: P-1B; Kuenn to 2B
b3 2-0 2 -2- DET A. Kaline W. Nixon 1% 77% Walk
b3 2-0 2 12- O DET E. Torgeson W. Nixon -3% 74% Kaline Picked off 1B (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 5-6-7
t4 0-2 0 --- O BOS N. Zauchin N. Garver 3% 76% Strikeout
t4 0-2 1 --- O BOS S. White N. Garver 2% 78% Foul Flyball: LF
t4 0-2 2 --- O BOS G. Hatton N. Garver 1% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 4-5-6
b4 2-0 0 --- DET E. Torgeson W. Nixon 2% 81% Walk
b4 2-0 0 1-- RO DET R. Boone W. Nixon 4% 86% Groundout: P-1B/Out on Appeal; Torgeson Scores
b4 3-0 1 --- O DET C. Maxwell W. Nixon -1% 85% Flyball: RF
b4 3-0 2 --- O DET F. House W. Nixon -1% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 3.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 8-9-1
t5 0-3 0 --- O BOS J. Piersall N. Garver 2% 87% Flyball: RF
t5 0-3 1 --- O BOS W. Nixon N. Garver 1% 88% Strikeout
t5 0-3 2 --- BOS B. Goodman N. Garver -1% 87% Single to CF
t5 0-3 2 1-- BOS B. Klaus N. Garver -2% 85% Single to CF; Goodman to 2B
t5 0-3 2 12- R BOS T. Williams N. Garver -11% 74% Single to LF; Goodman Scores; Klaus to 3B/Adv on E7; Williams to 2B
t5 1-3 2 -23 BOS J. Jensen N. Garver -2% 72% Intentional Walk
t5 1-3 2 123 O BOS N. Zauchin N. Garver 10% 82% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 8-9-1
b5 3-1 0 --- DET F. Hatfield W. Nixon 4% 86% Double to RF
b5 3-1 0 -2- DET N. Garver W. Nixon 2% 88% Wild Pitch; Hatfield to 3B
b5 3-1 0 --3 R DET N. Garver W. Nixon 2% 90% Single to RF; Hatfield Scores
Tom Hurd replaces Willard Nixon pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-1 0 1-- O DET H. Kuenn T. Hurd -1% 89% Foul Flyball: LF
b5 4-1 1 1-- DET B. Tuttle T. Hurd 1% 90% Single to LF; Garver to 2B
b5 4-1 1 12- O DET A. Kaline T. Hurd -2% 89% Flyball: LF
b5 4-1 2 12- O DET E. Torgeson T. Hurd -2% 87% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 4.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 6-7-8
t6 1-4 0 --- O BOS S. White N. Garver 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-4 1 --- O BOS G. Hatton N. Garver 1% 91% Flyball: CF
t6 1-4 2 --- BOS J. Piersall N. Garver -1% 90% Single to LF
Faye Throneberry pinch hits for Tom Hurd (P) batting 9th
t6 1-4 2 1-- O BOS F. Throneberry N. Garver 2% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Red Sox' Leo Kiely facing 5-6-7
Leo Kiely replaces Faye Throneberry (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-1 0 --- R DET R. Boone L. Kiely 4% 95% Home Run
b6 5-1 0 --- DET C. Maxwell L. Kiely 1% 97% Double to RF
b6 5-1 0 -2- O DET F. House L. Kiely -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B; Maxwell to 3B
b6 5-1 1 --3 RO DET F. Hatfield L. Kiely 1% 97% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Maxwell Scores
b6 6-1 2 --- O DET N. Garver L. Kiely -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 6.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-6, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 1-2-3
t7 1-6 0 --- O BOS B. Goodman N. Garver 1% 98% Strikeout
t7 1-6 1 --- BOS B. Klaus N. Garver -1% 97% Single to LF
t7 1-6 1 1-- OO BOS T. Williams N. Garver 2% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-1, Red Sox' Leo Kiely facing 1-2-3
b7 6-1 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn L. Kiely -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 6-1 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle L. Kiely -0% 98% Strikeout
b7 6-1 2 --- DET A. Kaline L. Kiely 0% 99% Double to LF
b7 6-1 2 -2- O DET E. Torgeson L. Kiely -0% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 6.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-6, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 4-5-6
t8 1-6 0 --- O BOS J. Jensen N. Garver 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t8 1-6 1 --- O BOS N. Zauchin N. Garver 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-6 2 --- O BOS S. White N. Garver 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-1, Red Sox' Leo Kiely facing 5-6-7
b8 6-1 0 --- DET R. Boone L. Kiely 0% 100% Double to LF
b8 6-1 0 -2- O DET C. Maxwell L. Kiely -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b8 6-1 1 -2- O DET F. House L. Kiely -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 6-1 2 -2- O DET F. Hatfield L. Kiely -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 6.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-6, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 7-8-9
Bubba Phillips replaces Charlie Maxwell playing LF batting 6th
t9 1-6 0 --- O BOS G. Hatton N. Garver 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 1-6 1 --- O BOS J. Piersall N. Garver 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
Gene Stephens pinch hits for Leo Kiely (P) batting 9th
t9 1-6 2 --- BOS G. Stephens N. Garver -0% 100% Single to RF
t9 1-6 2 1-- O BOS B. Goodman N. Garver 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 6.

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