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@BAL
3
7
NYY
@BOS
7
13
KCA
@CHW
2
4
KCA
@CHW
3
2
 
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@DET
5
1
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@CIN
1
9
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4
6
PHI
@NYG
3
7
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@PIT
1
2
Friday, September 21, 1956,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 19,199, Time of Game: 2:28
Indians
5
84-63
 Won 5 
2nd, 9½ GB
at Tigers
1
77-69
 Lost 1 
5th, 16 GB
W: Early Wynn (19-9)
L: Billy Hoeft (18-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         2  0  0   0  1  0   2  0  0    5  9  0
Tigers          0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  8  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Smith LF 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .270 .372 .423 .795 0.071 0.48 0.083 -0.013 0.6 2 0 2B
Bobby Avila 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .228 .329 .322 .651 -0.011 0.80 0.046 -0.056 -0.3 3 3
Al Rosen 3B 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .277 .362 .445 .807 0.061 0.88 0.120 -0.059 0.8 1 2 HR,2B
Rocky Colavito RF 3 1 1 0 2 1 5 .280 .378 .541 .918 0.063 0.80 0.095 -0.032 0.8 3 0 2B
Vic Wertz 1B 3 1 1 3 1 1 5 .261 .358 .504 .862 0.070 1.01 0.090 -0.021 0.8 11 0 HR,SF
Jim Busby CF 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .235 .302 .355 .657 0.025 0.76 0.083 -0.058 -0.2 3 0
Jim Hegan C 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .222 .320 .343 .663 -0.014 0.53 0.034 -0.048 -0.1 2 0
George Strickland SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .213 .301 .303 .604 -0.066 0.69 0.000 -0.066 -1.1 1 6 SH
Early Wynn P 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .227 .279 .309 .588 -0.058 0.57 0.000 -0.058 -1.0 1 2
Team Totals 35 5 9 5 6 7 43 .257 .357 .514 .871 0.141 0.73 0.551 -0.411 0.2 27 13
2B: A Smith (26, off B Hoeft); A Rosen (17, off B Hoeft); R Colavito (9, off B Hoeft).
HR: A Rosen (15, off B Hoeft, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); V Wertz (32, off B Hoeft, 7th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: V Wertz (7, off B Hoeft).
SH: G Strickland (3, off B Hoeft).
TB: A Rosen 7; V Wertz 4; R Colavito 2; A Smith 2; B Avila; J Busby; J Hegan.
RBI: V Wertz 3 (101); A Rosen (58); J Busby (50).
2-out RBI: J Busby.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Rosen-B Avila-V Wertz.

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 .328 .383 .468 .851 -0.084 0.92 0.029 -0.113 -0.8 2 4 3B,GDP
Jack Phillips 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .316 .369 .408 .777 -0.102 0.97 0.000 -0.102 -1.0 10 0
Charlie Maxwell LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .330 .423 .534 .957 0.008 0.67 0.048 -0.040 0.0 0 0
Al Kaline RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .312 .378 .528 .906 0.002 1.01 0.059 -0.057 -0.3 3 0
Ray Boone 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .305 .400 .512 .912 -0.086 1.20 0.016 -0.102 -0.8 0 5
Bill Tuttle CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .248 .297 .352 .649 -0.089 1.05 0.014 -0.102 -0.7 4 0
Frank Bolling 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .278 .354 .425 .779 0.057 0.68 0.101 -0.044 0.6 2 3 HR
Red Wilson C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .277 .391 .446 .837 0.008 0.74 0.052 -0.045 -0.3 6 0
Billy Hoeft P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .270 .372 .338 .710 -0.067 1.42 0.000 -0.067 -0.5 0 0
   Earl Torgeson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .401 .406 .807 -0.006 0.23 0.000 -0.006 -0.1
   Jim Bunning P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .353 .353 .471 .824 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 1 8 1 1 1 35 .235 .257 .382 .639 -0.359 0.92 0.319 -0.678 -3.8 27 12
3B: H Kuenn (7, off E Wynn).
HR: F Bolling (6, off E Wynn, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: F Bolling 5; H Kuenn 3; C Maxwell 2; R Wilson; B Tuttle; A Kaline.
GIDP: H Kuenn (11).
RBI: F Bolling (41).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: R Wilson (3).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Early Wynn, W (19-9) 9 8 1 1 1 1 1 2.76 35 67 0.360 0.92 3.8
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 1 1 1 1.00 35 67 0.360 0.92 3.8

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Billy Hoeft, L (18-13) 7 8 5 3 6 7 2 4.16 36 46 -0.153 0.85 -1.3
Jim Bunning 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.58 7 0 0 0.013 0.09 1.1
Team Totals 9 9 5 3 6 7 2 3.00 43 46 0 0 -0.140 0.73 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Tabacchi, 1B - Ed Runge, 2B - Eddie Rommel, 3B - Johnny Stevens.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 19,199.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Detroit Tigers
1 Al Smith LF 1 Harvey Kuenn SS
2 Bobby Avila 2B 2 Jack Phillips 1B
3 Al Rosen 3B 3 Charlie Maxwell LF
4 Rocky Colavito RF 4 Al Kaline RF
5 Vic Wertz 1B 5 Ray Boone 3B
6 Jim Busby CF 6 Bill Tuttle CF
7 Jim Hegan C 7 Frank Bolling 2B
8 George Strickland SS 8 Red Wilson C
9 Early Wynn 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 0-3 0 --- R DET F. Bolling E. Wynn -10% 71% Home Run
t5 2-0 0 --- R CLE A. Rosen B. Hoeft 9% 83% Home Run
t1 1-0 2 1-3 R CLE J. Busby B. Hoeft 8% 68% Single to LF; Rosen Scores/unER; Colavito to 2B
t7 3-1 0 -2- RR CLE V. Wertz B. Hoeft 8% 94% Home Run; Colavito Scores
b6 1-3 1 12- O DET R. Boone E. Wynn 7% 74% Foul Flyball: 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE A. Smith B. Hoeft 6% 56% Double to LF
t1 0-0 0 -2- CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft 3% 59% Strikeout, E2; Avila to 1B
t1 0-0 0 12- O CLE A. Rosen B. Hoeft -3% 56% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Smith to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 CLE R. Colavito B. Hoeft 3% 59% Walk; Rosen to 2B
t1 0-0 1 123 RO CLE V. Wertz B. Hoeft -0% 59% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Smith Scores/unER; Rosen to 3B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 R CLE J. Busby B. Hoeft 8% 68% Single to LF; Rosen Scores/unER; Colavito to 2B
t1 2-0 2 12- O CLE J. Hegan B. Hoeft -3% 64% Lineout: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Early Wynn facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn E. Wynn 2% 67% Lineout: RF
b1 0-2 1 --- O DET J. Phillips E. Wynn 2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-2 2 --- O DET C. Maxwell E. Wynn 1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland B. Hoeft -2% 68% Strikeout
t2 2-0 1 --- O CLE E. Wynn B. Hoeft -1% 66% Strikeout
t2 2-0 2 --- O CLE A. Smith B. Hoeft -1% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Early Wynn facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O DET A. Kaline E. Wynn 3% 68% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- O DET R. Boone E. Wynn 2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- DET B. Tuttle E. Wynn -1% 68% Single to RF
b2 0-2 2 1-- O DET F. Bolling E. Wynn 2% 71% Lineout: P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft -2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- CLE A. Rosen B. Hoeft 3% 72% Double to RF
t3 2-0 1 -2- O CLE R. Colavito B. Hoeft -3% 70% Strikeout
t3 2-0 2 -2- CLE V. Wertz B. Hoeft 1% 70% Walk
t3 2-0 2 12- O CLE J. Busby B. Hoeft -3% 67% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Early Wynn facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O DET R. Wilson E. Wynn 3% 70% Lineout: RF
b3 0-2 1 --- O DET B. Hoeft E. Wynn 2% 71% Popfly: SS
b3 0-2 2 --- DET H. Kuenn E. Wynn -3% 69% Triple to RF
b3 0-2 2 --3 O DET J. Phillips E. Wynn 4% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- CLE J. Hegan B. Hoeft 3% 75% Single to CF
t4 2-0 0 1-- O CLE G. Strickland B. Hoeft -3% 73% Strikeout
t4 2-0 1 1-- O CLE E. Wynn B. Hoeft -2% 70% Strikeout
t4 2-0 2 1-- CLE A. Smith B. Hoeft 2% 72% Walk; Hegan to 2B
t4 2-0 2 12- O CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft -3% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Early Wynn facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- O DET C. Maxwell E. Wynn 3% 71% Strikeout
b4 0-2 1 --- O DET A. Kaline E. Wynn 2% 73% Groundout: P-1B
b4 0-2 2 --- DET R. Boone E. Wynn -2% 72% Walk
b4 0-2 2 1-- O DET B. Tuttle E. Wynn 3% 75% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 3-4-5
t5 2-0 0 --- R CLE A. Rosen B. Hoeft 9% 83% Home Run
t5 3-0 0 --- CLE R. Colavito B. Hoeft 2% 85% Walk
t5 3-0 0 1-- O CLE V. Wertz B. Hoeft -2% 83% Strikeout
t5 3-0 1 1-- O CLE J. Busby B. Hoeft -2% 82% Flyball: CF
t5 3-0 2 1-- O CLE J. Hegan B. Hoeft -1% 80% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Early Wynn facing 7-8-9
b5 0-3 0 --- R DET F. Bolling E. Wynn -10% 71% Home Run
b5 1-3 0 --- DET R. Wilson E. Wynn -5% 65% Single to CF
b5 1-3 0 1-- O DET B. Hoeft E. Wynn 5% 70% Flyball: CF
b5 1-3 1 1-- OO DET H. Kuenn E. Wynn 7% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Tigers 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 8-9-1
t6 3-1 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland B. Hoeft -2% 76% Popfly: 1B
t6 3-1 1 --- O CLE E. Wynn B. Hoeft -1% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 3-1 2 --- CLE A. Smith B. Hoeft 1% 75% Walk
t6 3-1 2 1-- CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft 2% 77% Single to CF; Smith to 2B
t6 3-1 2 12- O CLE A. Rosen B. Hoeft -3% 74% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Early Wynn facing 2-3-4
b6 1-3 0 --- O DET J. Phillips E. Wynn 4% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-3 1 --- DET C. Maxwell E. Wynn -4% 73% Single to RF
b6 1-3 1 1-- DET A. Kaline E. Wynn -6% 67% Single to LF; Maxwell to 2B
b6 1-3 1 12- O DET R. Boone E. Wynn 7% 74% Foul Flyball: 3B
b6 1-3 2 12- O DET B. Tuttle E. Wynn 7% 81% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Tigers 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 4-5-6
t7 3-1 0 --- CLE R. Colavito B. Hoeft 4% 86% Double to RF
t7 3-1 0 -2- RR CLE V. Wertz B. Hoeft 8% 94% Home Run; Colavito Scores
t7 5-1 0 --- O CLE J. Busby B. Hoeft -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 5-1 1 --- CLE J. Hegan B. Hoeft 1% 94% Walk
t7 5-1 1 1-- O CLE G. Strickland B. Hoeft -0% 94% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Hegan to 2B
t7 5-1 2 -2- O CLE E. Wynn B. Hoeft -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Indians' Early Wynn facing 7-8-9
b7 1-5 0 --- O DET F. Bolling E. Wynn 2% 94% Flyball: CF
b7 1-5 1 --- O DET R. Wilson E. Wynn 1% 96% Flyball: LF
Earl Torgeson pinch hits for Billy Hoeft (P) batting 9th
b7 1-5 2 --- O DET E. Torgeson E. Wynn 1% 96% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 1-2-3
Jim Bunning replaces Earl Torgeson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-1 0 --- O CLE A. Smith J. Bunning -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 5-1 1 --- O CLE B. Avila J. Bunning -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 5-1 2 --- CLE A. Rosen J. Bunning 0% 96% Single to RF
t8 5-1 2 1-- O CLE R. Colavito J. Bunning -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Indians' Early Wynn facing 1-2-3
b8 1-5 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn E. Wynn 2% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-5 1 --- O DET J. Phillips E. Wynn 1% 98% Foul Flyball: 1B
b8 1-5 2 --- DET C. Maxwell E. Wynn -1% 97% Single to RF
b8 1-5 2 1-- O DET A. Kaline E. Wynn 1% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 5-6-7
t9 5-1 0 --- O CLE V. Wertz J. Bunning -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t9 5-1 1 --- O CLE J. Busby J. Bunning -0% 98% Lineout: RF
t9 5-1 2 --- O CLE J. Hegan J. Bunning -0% 98% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Indians' Early Wynn facing 5-6-7
b9 1-5 0 --- O DET R. Boone E. Wynn 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 1-5 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle E. Wynn 1% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 1-5 2 --- DET F. Bolling E. Wynn -0% 99% Single to LF
b9 1-5 2 1-- O DET R. Wilson E. Wynn 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Tigers 1.

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