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@KCA
6
3
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6
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@NYY
2
4
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@WSH
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7
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0
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Sunday, August 12, 1956,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 23,777, Time of Game: 2:25
White Sox
2
56-50
 Lost 2 
4th, 14½ GB
at Tigers
5
52-58
 Won 2 
5th, 20½ GB
W: Billy Hoeft (14-9)
L: Billy Pierce (17-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       1  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  0
Tigers          1  0  0   3  0  1   0  0  X    5  8  0

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Luis Aparicio SS 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .261 .293 .322 .615 0.094 0.90 0.138 -0.045 1.0 5 4 3B,SB
Nellie Fox 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .300 .349 .383 .732 -0.157 1.12 0.000 -0.157 -1.6 1 2 GDP
Larry Doby CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .261 .400 .441 .840 -0.004 1.02 0.068 -0.072 0.1 1 0 2B
Minnie Minoso LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .289 .410 .449 .858 0.007 0.73 0.042 -0.034 0.1 1 0 2B
Sherm Lollar C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .299 .387 .446 .833 -0.086 0.94 0.011 -0.097 -1.0 4 0 GDP,IW
Walt Dropo 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .241 .340 .327 .667 0.041 1.20 0.118 -0.077 0.3 6 0
Bubba Phillips RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .231 .245 .346 .591 -0.056 0.92 0.026 -0.082 -0.6 5 0
Fred Hatfield 3B 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .291 .381 .393 .774 0.028 0.88 0.065 -0.037 0.3 1 0
   Les Moss PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .247 .323 .562 .885 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
Billy Pierce P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .093 .139 .093 .233 -0.092 1.27 0.000 -0.092 -0.9 0 1
   Jim Rivera PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267 .353 .402 .755 -0.025 0.95 0.000 -0.025 -0.2
   Paul LaPalme P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 8 2 2 6 35 .242 .286 .364 .649 -0.254 0.96 0.468 -0.722 -2.8 24 7
2B: L Doby (13, off B Hoeft); M Minoso (22, off B Hoeft).
3B: L Aparicio (4, off B Hoeft).
IBB: S Lollar (4, by B Hoeft).
TB: L Aparicio 5; L Doby 2; M Minoso 2; B Phillips; F Hatfield; W Dropo.
GIDP: S Lollar (13); N Fox (15).
RBI: W Dropo (31); L Doby (71).
2-out RBI: W Dropo.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. N Fox-L Aparicio-W Dropo; L Aparicio-W Dropo.
Baserunning
SB: L Aparicio (13, 2nd base off 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 1 1 0 0 3 0 4 .334 .390 .476 .866 0.057 0.65 0.074 -0.017 0.6 3 4
Jack Phillips 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .317 .379 .396 .775 0.164 1.03 0.195 -0.031 1.2 7 1 2B
Charlie Maxwell LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .332 .422 .571 .993 -0.182 0.99 0.008 -0.190 -1.4 1 0 GDP
Al Kaline RF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .308 .363 .534 .897 0.019 0.76 0.056 -0.037 -0.1 0 0
Ray Boone 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .290 .395 .480 .875 0.071 0.98 0.119 -0.048 0.6 2 2
Bill Tuttle CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .248 .301 .356 .658 -0.137 1.00 0.000 -0.137 -2.1 4 0 GDP
Frank Bolling 2B 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .291 .369 .429 .798 0.256 0.89 0.276 -0.020 2.1 1 2 HR,2B
Red Wilson C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .254 .383 .398 .781 -0.043 0.43 0.000 -0.043 -0.8 8 0
Billy Hoeft P 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .259 .348 .310 .659 0.042 0.59 0.071 -0.029 0.6 1 1
Team Totals 30 5 8 5 6 3 36 .267 .389 .433 .822 0.247 0.81 0.799 -0.552 0.8 27 10
2B: J Phillips (8, off B Pierce); F Bolling (12, off B Pierce).
HR: F Bolling (4, off B Pierce, 4th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: F Bolling 6; J Phillips 3; B Hoeft 2; R Boone 2.
GIDP: C Maxwell (3); B Tuttle (15).
RBI: F Bolling 3 (30); B Hoeft (7); J Phillips (9).
2-out RBI: B Hoeft.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. F Bolling-H Kuenn-J Phillips; H Kuenn-F Bolling-J Phillips.

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Billy Pierce, L (17-5) 6 7 5 5 5 2 1 3.27 29 35 -0.268 0.95 -1.8
Paul LaPalme 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.60 7 0 0 0.021 0.23 1.1
Team Totals 8 8 5 5 6 3 1 5.62 36 35 0 0 -0.247 0.81 -0.8

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Billy Hoeft, W (14-9) 9 8 2 2 2 6 0 4.34 35 67 0.253 0.96 2.8
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 2 6 0 2.00 35 67 0.253 0.96 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Hoeft (7; S Lollar).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill McKinley, 1B - John Rice, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - Bill Summers.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 23,777.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Detroit Tigers
1 Luis Aparicio SS 1 Harvey Kuenn SS
2 Nellie Fox 2B 2 Jack Phillips 1B
3 Larry Doby CF 3 Charlie Maxwell LF
4 Minnie Minoso LF 4 Al Kaline RF
5 Sherm Lollar C 5 Ray Boone 3B
6 Walt Dropo 1B 6 Bill Tuttle CF
7 Bubba Phillips RF 7 Frank Bolling 2B
8 Fred Hatfield 3B 8 Red Wilson C
9 Billy Pierce P 9 Billy Hoeft P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-2 1 1-3 RRR DET F. Bolling B. Pierce 25% 77% Home Run; Kaline Scores; Boone Scores
b3 1-2 1 1-3 OO DET C. Maxwell B. Pierce -14% 38% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
b1 0-1 0 1-- R DET J. Phillips B. Pierce 12% 61% Double to LF; Kuenn Scores
t3 1-1 2 12- R CHW W. Dropo B. Hoeft -12% 39% Single to LF; Lollar to 3B; Minoso Scores
b4 1-2 0 1-- DET R. Boone B. Pierce 12% 59% Single to RF; Kaline to 3B

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' Billy Hoeft facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHW L. Aparicio B. Hoeft -9% 41% Triple to CF
t1 0-0 0 --3 O CHW N. Fox B. Hoeft 4% 46% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --3 R CHW L. Doby B. Hoeft -7% 39% Double to LF; Aparicio Scores
t1 1-0 1 -2- CHW M. Minoso B. Hoeft -2% 37% Walk
t1 1-0 1 12- OO CHW S. Lollar B. Hoeft 8% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- DET H. Kuenn B. Pierce 4% 49% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- R DET J. Phillips B. Pierce 12% 61% Double to LF; Kuenn Scores
b1 1-1 0 -2- O DET C. Maxwell B. Pierce -4% 57% Flyball: 2B
b1 1-1 1 -2- O DET A. Kaline B. Pierce -3% 53% Foul Flyball: C
b1 1-1 2 -2- O DET R. Boone B. Pierce -3% 50% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 6-7-8
t2 1-1 0 --- O CHW W. Dropo B. Hoeft 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 1-1 1 --- CHW B. Phillips B. Hoeft -3% 50% Single to SS
t2 1-1 1 1-- CHW F. Hatfield B. Hoeft -7% 43% Single to CF; Phillips to 3B
t2 1-1 1 1-3 O CHW B. Pierce B. Hoeft 7% 51% Fielder's Choice ; Phillips out at Hm/P-C; Hatfield to 2B
t2 1-1 2 12- O CHW L. Aparicio B. Hoeft 4% 55% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle B. Pierce -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b2 1-1 1 --- O DET F. Bolling B. Pierce -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b2 1-1 2 --- O DET R. Wilson B. Pierce -1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 2-3-4
t3 1-1 0 --- O CHW N. Fox B. Hoeft 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-1 1 --- O CHW L. Doby B. Hoeft 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 1-1 2 --- CHW M. Minoso B. Hoeft -2% 52% Double to RF
t3 1-1 2 -2- CHW S. Lollar B. Hoeft -1% 51% Intentional Walk
t3 1-1 2 12- R CHW W. Dropo B. Hoeft -12% 39% Single to LF; Lollar to 3B; Minoso Scores
t3 2-1 2 1-3 O CHW B. Phillips B. Hoeft 5% 44% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- O DET B. Hoeft B. Pierce -3% 41% Flyball: SS
b3 1-2 1 --- DET H. Kuenn B. Pierce 3% 44% Walk
b3 1-2 1 1-- DET J. Phillips B. Pierce 8% 52% Single to LF; Kuenn to 3B
b3 1-2 1 1-3 OO DET C. Maxwell B. Pierce -14% 38% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 8-9-1
t4 2-1 0 --- O CHW F. Hatfield B. Hoeft 2% 40% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-1 1 --- O CHW B. Pierce B. Hoeft 2% 42% Foul Flyball: 3B
t4 2-1 2 --- CHW L. Aparicio B. Hoeft -1% 41% Single to CF
t4 2-1 2 1-- CHW N. Fox B. Hoeft -1% 40% Aparicio Steals 2B
t4 2-1 2 -2- O CHW N. Fox B. Hoeft 3% 43% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 4-5-6
b4 1-2 0 --- DET A. Kaline B. Pierce 5% 48% Walk
b4 1-2 0 1-- DET R. Boone B. Pierce 12% 59% Single to RF; Kaline to 3B
b4 1-2 0 1-3 O DET B. Tuttle B. Pierce -8% 52% Strikeout
b4 1-2 1 1-3 RRR DET F. Bolling B. Pierce 25% 77% Home Run; Kaline Scores; Boone Scores
b4 4-2 1 --- O DET R. Wilson B. Pierce -1% 76% Flyball: SS
b4 4-2 2 --- DET B. Hoeft B. Pierce 1% 76% Single to CF
b4 4-2 2 1-- O DET H. Kuenn B. Pierce -2% 75% Lineout: SS
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 4.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 3-4-5
t5 2-4 0 --- O CHW L. Doby B. Hoeft 3% 78% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 2-4 1 --- O CHW M. Minoso B. Hoeft 2% 80% Foul Flyball: 1B
t5 2-4 2 --- O CHW S. Lollar B. Hoeft 1% 81% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 2-3-4
b5 4-2 0 --- O DET J. Phillips B. Pierce -2% 79% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b5 4-2 1 --- O DET C. Maxwell B. Pierce -1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-2 2 --- DET A. Kaline B. Pierce 1% 79% Walk
b5 4-2 2 1-- O DET R. Boone B. Pierce -2% 78% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 4.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 6-7-8
t6 2-4 0 --- O CHW W. Dropo B. Hoeft 3% 81% Strikeout
t6 2-4 1 --- O CHW B. Phillips B. Hoeft 2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-4 2 --- O CHW F. Hatfield B. Hoeft 1% 84% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 6-7-8
b6 4-2 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle B. Pierce -1% 83% Flyball: LF
b6 4-2 1 --- DET F. Bolling B. Pierce 3% 85% Double to LF
b6 4-2 1 -2- O DET R. Wilson B. Pierce -2% 84% Groundout: SS-1B; Bolling to 3B
b6 4-2 2 --3 R DET B. Hoeft B. Pierce 6% 90% Single to LF; Bolling Scores
b6 5-2 2 1-- DET H. Kuenn B. Pierce 1% 91% Walk; Hoeft to 2B
b6 5-2 2 12- O DET J. Phillips B. Pierce -2% 89% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 5.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 9-1-2
Jim Rivera pinch hits for Billy Pierce (P) batting 9th
t7 2-5 0 --- O CHW J. Rivera B. Hoeft 2% 92% Strikeout
t7 2-5 1 --- CHW L. Aparicio B. Hoeft -3% 89% Single to CF
t7 2-5 1 1-- OO CHW N. Fox B. Hoeft 5% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-2, White Sox' Paul LaPalme facing 3-4-5
Paul LaPalme replaces Jim Rivera (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-2 0 --- DET C. Maxwell P. LaPalme 1% 95% Walk
b7 5-2 0 1-- O DET A. Kaline P. LaPalme -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B; Maxwell to 2B
b7 5-2 1 -2- DET R. Boone P. LaPalme 0% 95% Single to 3B; Maxwell stays at 2B
b7 5-2 1 12- OO DET B. Tuttle P. LaPalme -2% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 5.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 3-4-5
t8 2-5 0 --- O CHW L. Doby B. Hoeft 2% 95% Lineout: CF
t8 2-5 1 --- O CHW M. Minoso B. Hoeft 1% 96% Flyball: 3B
t8 2-5 2 --- O CHW S. Lollar B. Hoeft 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-2, White Sox' Paul LaPalme facing 7-8-9
b8 5-2 0 --- O DET F. Bolling P. LaPalme -0% 97% Lineout: 3B
b8 5-2 1 --- O DET R. Wilson P. LaPalme -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b8 5-2 2 --- O DET B. Hoeft P. LaPalme -0% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 5.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 6-7-8
t9 2-5 0 --- O CHW W. Dropo B. Hoeft 2% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 2-5 1 --- O CHW B. Phillips B. Hoeft 1% 100% Lineout: SS
Les Moss pinch hits for Fred Hatfield (3B) batting 8th
t9 2-5 2 --- O CHW L. Moss B. Hoeft 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 5.

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