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@BOS
1
8
CLE
@CHW
1
2
KCA
@DET
2
1
NYY
@WSH
10
4
PHI
@BRO
8
6
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@CIN
4
2
CHC
@MLN
0
6
PIT
@NYG
3
4
Tuesday, April 17, 1956,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 40,506, Time of Game: 2:37
Athletics
2
1-0
Won 1 
1st
at Tigers
1
0-1
Lost 1 
5th, 1 GB
W: Alex Kellner (1-0)
L: Frank Lary (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    2  6  0
Tigers          0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  8  1

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vic Power 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.138 1.14 0.000 -0.138 -1.3 9 1
Spook Jacobs 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.039 0.73 0.021 -0.060 -0.5 2 3
Enos Slaughter RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.019 0.83 0.032 -0.051 -0.3 2 0
Harry Simpson CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.132 1.27 0.000 -0.132 -1.1 1 0
Elmer Valo LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.075 0.97 0.000 -0.075 -0.5 0 0
   Dave Melton LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.018 0.53 0.018 0.000 0.3 0 0
Joe Ginsberg C 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 0.061 0.96 0.092 -0.031 0.3 6 0 2B
   Bobby Shantz PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Mike Baxes SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.022 0.91 0.000 -0.022 -0.3 1 1
Jim Finigan 3B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.027 1.19 0.038 -0.066 -0.4 1 2
Joe DeMaestri SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 -0.051 1.19 0.067 -0.117 -0.5 2 2 2B
   Tim Thompson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.086 3.72 0.000 -0.086 -0.5
   Joe Astroth C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Alex Kellner P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.033 1.40 0.070 -0.038 0.5 1 2 SH
   Gus Zernial PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 0.333 3.22 0.333 0.000 1.5 2B
   Tom Gorman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Lasorda P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 1 4 34 .188 .212 .281 .493 -0.144 1.18 0.671 -0.816 -2.8 27 11
2B: J DeMaestri (1, off F Lary); J Ginsberg (1, off F Lary); G Zernial (1, off F Lary).
SH: A Kellner (1, off F Lary).
TB: J Ginsberg 3; J DeMaestri 2; G Zernial 2; D Melton; S Jacobs.
RBI: G Zernial 2 (2).
2-out RBI: G Zernial 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 4.

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 1 0 5 .250 .400 .500 .900 -0.184 1.71 0.075 -0.260 -0.6 3 3 2B
Earl Torgeson 1B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .250 .400 .250 .650 -0.167 1.89 0.052 -0.219 -0.5 9 1
Al Kaline RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 -0.059 1.16 0.022 -0.081 -0.3 1 0 IW
Ray Boone 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.156 1.46 0.000 -0.156 -1.2 1 2
Bill Tuttle CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 -0.040 1.18 0.059 -0.099 -0.0 2 1 2B
Chick King LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.034 0.84 0.026 -0.060 -0.4 2 0
   Jim Delsing LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.037 1.27 0.037 0.000 0.1 1 0
Frank House C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.142 1.34 0.000 -0.142 -1.0 5 1
Reno Bertoia 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .500 .500 .750 1.250 0.214 2.41 0.284 -0.070 0.3 2 5 2B
Frank Lary P 3 1 1 1 0 2 3 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 0.053 1.50 0.147 -0.094 0.3 1 0 HR
   Buddy Hicks PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.165 4.33 0.000 -0.165 -0.5
Team Totals 34 1 8 1 4 5 38 .235 .316 .412 .728 -0.643 1.62 0.702 -1.346 -3.8 27 13
2B: H Kuenn (1, off A Kellner); B Tuttle (1, off A Kellner); R Bertoia (1, off T Gorman).
HR: F Lary (1, off A Kellner, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
IBB: A Kaline (1, by A Kellner).
TB: F Lary 4; R Bertoia 3; B Tuttle 2; H Kuenn 2; E Torgeson; C King; A Kaline.
RBI: F Lary (1).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 0 for 9.
Fielding
E: E Torgeson (1).
Outfield Assists: B Tuttle (G Zernial at 3rd base).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: H Kuenn (1st base by A Kellner).

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Alex Kellner, W (1-0) 6 6 1 1 3 4 1 1.50 26 57 0.179 0.99 2.2
Tom Gorman, H (1) 2.2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 11 0 0 0.318 2.46 1.2
Tom Lasorda, S (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0.147 5.54 0.3
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 4 5 1 1.00 38 57 1 0 0.644 1.62 3.8

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Lary, L (0-1) 9 6 2 2 1 4 0 2.00 34 70 0.144 1.18 2.8
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 1 4 0 2.00 34 70 0.144 1.18 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: T Lasorda (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: A Kellner (1; A Kaline).
Pickoffs: A Kellner (1; H Kuenn, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Summers, 1B - Bill McKinley, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - John Rice.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: 40,506.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Athletics         Detroit Tigers
1 Vic Power 1B 1 Harvey Kuenn SS
2 Spook Jacobs 2B 2 Earl Torgeson 1B
3 Enos Slaughter RF 3 Al Kaline RF
4 Harry Simpson CF 4 Ray Boone 3B
5 Elmer Valo LF 5 Bill Tuttle CF
6 Joe Ginsberg C 6 Chick King LF
7 Jim Finigan 3B 7 Frank House C
8 Joe DeMaestri SS 8 Reno Bertoia 2B
9 Alex Kellner P 9 Frank Lary P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 0-1 2 12- RRO KCA G. Zernial F. Lary 33% 63% Double to LF; Finigan Scores; Shantz Scores; Zernial out at 3B/CF-3B-C-3B
b9 1-2 0 --- DET R. Bertoia T. Gorman -24% 55% Double to LF
b9 1-2 2 --3 O DET E. Torgeson T. Lasorda 17% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 1-2 0 -2- O DET B. Hicks T. Gorman 17% 71% Foul Flyball: C
b5 0-0 1 --- R DET F. Lary A. Kellner -15% 32% Inside-the-park Home Run to CF

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 V. Power F. Lary -2% 48% Lineout: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCA S. Jacobs F. Lary -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCA E. Slaughter F. Lary -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- DET H. Kuenn A. Kellner -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O DET E. Torgeson A. Kellner 6% 47% Kuenn Picked off 1B (P-1B-SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- DET E. Torgeson A. Kellner -2% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- O DET A. Kaline A. Kellner 3% 48% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-- O DET R. Boone A. Kellner 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCA H. Simpson F. Lary -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCA E. Valo F. Lary -2% 46% Popfly: SS
t2 0-0 2 --- KCA J. Ginsberg F. Lary 1% 47% Single to LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O KCA J. Finigan F. Lary -2% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle A. Kellner 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- DET C. King A. Kellner -3% 45% Single to LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O DET F. House A. Kellner 3% 48% Foul Flyball: C
b2 0-0 2 1-- DET R. Bertoia A. Kellner -2% 46% Single to LF; King to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- O DET F. Lary A. Kellner 4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- KCA J. DeMaestri F. Lary 7% 57% Double to RF
t3 0-0 0 -2- KCA A. Kellner F. Lary 7% 64% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; DeMaestri to 3B
t3 0-0 0 1-3 O KCA V. Power F. Lary -6% 57% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 1-3 O KCA S. Jacobs F. Lary -10% 47% Baserunner Out Advancing; DeMaestri out at Hm/C
t3 0-0 2 1-- O KCA S. Jacobs F. Lary -3% 44% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn A. Kellner 3% 47% Lineout: P
b3 0-0 1 --- O DET E. Torgeson A. Kellner 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 2 --- DET A. Kaline A. Kellner -1% 47% Single to LF
b3 0-0 2 1-- O DET R. Boone A. Kellner 3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O KCA E. Slaughter F. Lary -3% 47% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-0 1 --- O KCA H. Simpson F. Lary -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O KCA E. Valo F. Lary -1% 44% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 5-6-7
b4 0-0 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle A. Kellner 3% 47% Popfly: SS
b4 0-0 1 --- O DET C. King A. Kellner 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- O DET F. House A. Kellner 1% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- O KCA J. Ginsberg F. Lary -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t5 0-0 1 --- O KCA J. Finigan F. Lary -2% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri F. Lary -2% 43% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 8-9-1
b5 0-0 0 --- O DET R. Bertoia A. Kellner 3% 46% Strikeout
b5 0-0 1 --- R DET F. Lary A. Kellner -15% 32% Inside-the-park Home Run to CF
b5 1-0 1 --- DET H. Kuenn A. Kellner -4% 27% Double to LF
b5 1-0 1 -2- O DET E. Torgeson A. Kellner 3% 31% Foul Flyball: C
b5 1-0 2 -2- DET A. Kaline A. Kellner -1% 30% Intentional Walk
b5 1-0 2 12- O DET R. Boone A. Kellner 4% 34% Lineout: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 9-1-2
t6 0-1 0 --- O KCA A. Kellner F. Lary -4% 31% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 0-1 1 --- O KCA V. Power F. Lary -3% 28% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-1 2 --- KCA S. Jacobs F. Lary 2% 30% Single to LF
t6 0-1 2 1-- KCA E. Slaughter F. Lary 3% 33% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Jacobs to 2B
t6 0-1 2 12- O KCA H. Simpson F. Lary -7% 26% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 5-6-7
b6 1-0 0 --- DET B. Tuttle A. Kellner -6% 20% Double to LF
b6 1-0 0 -2- O DET C. King A. Kellner 4% 24% Strikeout
b6 1-0 1 -2- O DET F. House A. Kellner 3% 27% Groundout: P-1B; Tuttle to 3B
b6 1-0 2 --3 O DET R. Bertoia A. Kellner 4% 31% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 5-6-7
t7 0-1 0 --- O KCA E. Valo F. Lary -4% 27% Flyball: 2B
t7 0-1 1 --- KCA J. Ginsberg F. Lary 8% 35% Double to RF
Bobby Shantz pinch runs for Joe Ginsberg (C) batting 6th
t7 0-1 1 -2- KCA J. Finigan F. Lary 4% 38% Walk
Tim Thompson pinch hits for Joe DeMaestri (SS) batting 8th
t7 0-1 1 12- O KCA T. Thompson F. Lary -9% 30% Flyball: CF
Gus Zernial pinch hits for Alex Kellner (P) batting 9th
t7 0-1 2 12- RRO KCA G. Zernial F. Lary 33% 63% Double to LF; Finigan Scores; Shantz Scores; Zernial out at 3B/CF-3B-C-3B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 9-1-2
Tom Gorman replaces Gus Zernial (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Joe Astroth replaces Tim Thompson (PH) playing C batting 8th
Mike Baxes replaces Bobby Shantz (PR) playing SS batting 6th
Dave Melton replaces Elmer Valo playing LF batting 5th
b7 1-2 0 --- O DET F. Lary T. Gorman 5% 68% Strikeout
b7 1-2 1 --- O DET H. Kuenn T. Gorman 4% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 1-2 2 --- DET E. Torgeson T. Gorman -3% 69% Single to RF
b7 1-2 2 1-- O DET A. Kaline T. Gorman 5% 74% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 1.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 1-2-3
Jim Delsing replaces Chick King playing LF batting 6th
t8 2-1 0 --- O KCA V. Power F. Lary -2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-1 1 --- O KCA S. Jacobs F. Lary -2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-1 2 --- O KCA E. Slaughter F. Lary -1% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 4-5-6
b8 1-2 0 --- O DET R. Boone T. Gorman 6% 75% Popfly: SS
b8 1-2 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle T. Gorman 5% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-2 2 --- DET J. Delsing T. Gorman -4% 76% Walk
b8 1-2 2 1-- O DET F. House T. Gorman 7% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 1.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 4-5-6
t9 2-1 0 --- O KCA H. Simpson F. Lary -2% 81% Foul Flyball: LF
t9 2-1 1 --- KCA D. Melton F. Lary 2% 83% Single to LF
t9 2-1 1 1-- O KCA M. Baxes F. Lary -2% 81% Flyball: CF
t9 2-1 2 1-- O KCA J. Finigan F. Lary -2% 79% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 8-9-1
b9 1-2 0 --- DET R. Bertoia T. Gorman -24% 55% Double to LF
Buddy Hicks pinch hits for Frank Lary (P) batting 9th
b9 1-2 0 -2- O DET B. Hicks T. Gorman 17% 71% Foul Flyball: C
b9 1-2 1 -2- O DET H. Kuenn T. Gorman 14% 85% Flyball: RF
Tom Lasorda replaces Tom Gorman pitching and batting 9th
b9 1-2 2 -2- DET E. Torgeson T. Lasorda -2% 83% Wild Pitch; Bertoia to 3B
b9 1-2 2 --3 O DET E. Torgeson T. Lasorda 17% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 1.

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