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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CHW
4
13
WSH
@CLE
5
6
 
(17)
BAL
@DET
3
11
BOS
@KCA
2
6
CIN
@BRO
2
7
MLN
@NYG
9
6
CHC
@PIT
1
4
Wednesday, April 27, 1955,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 9,557, Time of Game: 2:17
Red Sox
2
7-6
 Lost 2 
5th, 1 GB
at Athletics
6
5-7
 Won 3 
6th, 2½ GB
W: Cloyd Boyer (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   1  1  0   0  0  0    2  3  0
Athletics       1  0  4   0  0  1   0  0  X    6 12  0

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 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 .304 .433 .413 .846 -0.060 1.43 0.036 -0.096 -0.5 1 2 SF
Grady Hatton 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .143 .000 .143 -0.100 1.01 0.000 -0.100 -1.3 1 0
Faye Throneberry LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .383 .444 .766 1.210 -0.042 0.67 0.039 -0.080 0.1 4 0 HR
Jackie Jensen RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .255 .321 .451 .772 -0.054 0.54 0.000 -0.054 -0.7 2 0
Sammy White C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .340 .421 .600 1.021 -0.041 0.40 0.000 -0.041 -0.6 7 1
Norm Zauchin 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .212 .257 .333 .590 0.012 0.46 0.043 -0.030 0.1 6 0 2B
Jim Piersall CF 1 0 1 0 3 0 4 .191 .278 .340 .618 0.100 0.64 0.100 0.000 1.1 2 0
Owen Friend SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .357 .400 .464 .864 -0.040 1.73 0.000 -0.040 -0.4 0 0
   Harry Agganis PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .286 .375 .381 .756 0.076 1.84 0.076 0.000 0.8
   Billy Klaus SS 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.024 0.46 0.029 -0.004 0.2 0 2
Frank Sullivan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .333 .500 .833 -0.023 1.39 0.000 -0.023 -0.2 0 0 SH
   Gene Stephens PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 -0.068 2.65 0.000 -0.068 -0.8
   Bill Henry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Hersh Freeman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sam Mele PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -0.034 1.49 0.000 -0.034 -0.5
   Ellis Kinder P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 27 2 3 2 6 4 35 .111 .265 .259 .524 -0.250 0.87 0.323 -0.570 -2.5 * 6
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: N Zauchin (1, off C Boyer).
HR: F Throneberry (4, off C Boyer, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
SF: B Goodman (2, off C Boyer).
SH: F Sullivan (3, off C Boyer).
TB: F Throneberry 4; N Zauchin 2; J Piersall.
RBI: F Throneberry (16); B Goodman (4).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Goodman-N Zauchin.

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 1 1 0 0 0 4 .388 .423 .694 1.117 -0.024 0.66 0.032 -0.055 -1.6 9 0 GDP
Bill Renna RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .242 .265 .545 .810 0.058 0.70 0.106 -0.049 0.7 2 0 HR
Jim Finigan 3B 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .304 .360 .674 1.034 0.077 0.59 0.098 -0.022 0.5 0 1 SH
Gus Zernial LF 4 1 1 3 0 1 4 .244 .306 .511 .817 0.145 0.47 0.164 -0.018 2.1 2 0 HR
Bill Wilson CF 4 1 3 1 0 1 4 .311 .380 .622 1.002 0.042 0.48 0.098 -0.056 0.9 4 0 HR,2·2B,CS
Pete Suder 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .154 .154 .179 .333 -0.040 0.38 0.006 -0.046 -0.6 2 1
Joe DeMaestri SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .184 .184 .211 .395 -0.020 0.23 0.002 -0.022 -0.3 1 1 2B
Joe Astroth C 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .515 .458 .973 -0.009 0.33 0.013 -0.022 0.1 6 0 HBP
Cloyd Boyer P 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .167 .286 .167 .452 0.022 0.34 0.032 -0.010 0.3 1 1
Team Totals 33 6 12 6 1 5 36 .364 .400 .727 1.127 0.251 0.47 0.551 -0.300 2.0 27 4
2B: B Wilson 2 (5, 2 off F Sullivan); J DeMaestri (1, off E Kinder).
HR: B Renna (3, off F Sullivan, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out); G Zernial (4, off F Sullivan, 3rd inn, 2 on, 2 outs); B Wilson (3, off B Henry, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SH: J Finigan (1, off E Kinder).
HBP: J Astroth (4, by F Sullivan).
TB: B Wilson 8; B Renna 5; G Zernial 4; J DeMaestri 2; J Astroth; C Boyer; P Suder; V Power; J Finigan.
GIDP: V Power (2).
RBI: G Zernial 3 (9); J Finigan (12); B Renna (7); B Wilson (5).
2-out RBI: G Zernial 3; J Finigan.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. V Power.
Baserunning
CS: B Wilson (1, 3rd base by F Sullivan/S White).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Sullivan, L (2-2) 4 7 5 5 0 4 2 3.54 19 32 -0.253 0.70 -3.0
Bill Henry 1.1 3 1 1 1 0 1 6.75 8 0 0 -0.035 0.26 -1.6
Hersh Freeman 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 3 0 0.026 0.44 1.6
Ellis Kinder 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.52 8 0 0 0.009 0.09 1.0
Team Totals 8 12 6 6 1 5 3 6.75 36 32 3 0 -0.253 0.47 -2.0

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Cloyd Boyer, W (1-0) 9 3 2 2 6 4 1 4.67 35 71 0.247 0.87 2.5
Team Totals 9 3 2 2 6 4 1 2.00 35 71 0.247 0.87 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: F Sullivan (2; J Astroth).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Runge, 1B - Bill Summers, 2B - Eddie Hurley, 3B - Hank Soar.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: 9,557.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Athletics
1 Billy Goodman 2B 1 Vic Power 1B
2 Grady Hatton 3B 2 Bill Renna RF
3 Faye Throneberry LF 3 Jim Finigan 3B
4 Jackie Jensen RF 4 Gus Zernial LF
5 Sammy White C 5 Bill Wilson CF
6 Norm Zauchin 1B 6 Pete Suder 2B
7 Jim Piersall CF 7 Joe DeMaestri SS
8 Owen Friend SS 8 Joe Astroth C
9 Frank Sullivan P 9 Cloyd Boyer P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 2-0 2 12- RRR KCA G. Zernial F. Sullivan 16% 93% Home Run; Power Scores; Finigan Scores
b1 0-0 1 --- R KCA B. Renna F. Sullivan 10% 63% Home Run
b3 1-0 2 12- R KCA J. Finigan F. Sullivan 10% 76% Single; Power to 2B; Boyer Scores
t5 1-5 0 12- BOS H. Agganis C. Boyer -8% 74% Walk; Zauchin to 3B; Piersall to 2B
t5 1-5 0 123 O BOS G. Stephens C. Boyer 7% 81% 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, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BOS B. Goodman C. Boyer -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O BOS G. Hatton C. Boyer 3% 50% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO BOS F. Throneberry C. Boyer 5% 55% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCA V. Power F. Sullivan -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- R KCA B. Renna F. Sullivan 10% 63% Home Run
b1 1-0 1 --- O KCA J. Finigan F. Sullivan -1% 61% Flyball: LF
b1 1-0 2 --- O KCA G. Zernial F. Sullivan -1% 61% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O BOS J. Jensen C. Boyer 2% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- O BOS S. White C. Boyer 2% 65% Foul Flyball: C
t2 0-1 2 --- O BOS N. Zauchin C. Boyer 1% 66% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- KCA B. Wilson F. Sullivan 5% 71% Double
b2 1-0 0 -2- O KCA P. Suder F. Sullivan -4% 67% Strikeout
b2 1-0 1 -2- O KCA J. DeMaestri F. Sullivan -5% 62% Wilson Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
b2 1-0 2 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri F. Sullivan -1% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- BOS J. Piersall C. Boyer -4% 57% Single
t3 0-1 0 1-- O BOS O. Friend C. Boyer 4% 61% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 1-- O BOS F. Sullivan C. Boyer 2% 63% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Piersall to 2B
t3 0-1 2 -2- O BOS B. Goodman C. Boyer 4% 67% Groundout: P unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- O KCA J. Astroth F. Sullivan -2% 65% Flyball: C
b3 1-0 1 --- KCA C. Boyer F. Sullivan 2% 67% Single
b3 1-0 1 1-- KCA V. Power F. Sullivan 3% 70% Single; Boyer to 2B
b3 1-0 1 12- O KCA B. Renna F. Sullivan -4% 66% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 12- R KCA J. Finigan F. Sullivan 10% 76% Single; Power to 2B; Boyer Scores
b3 2-0 2 12- RRR KCA G. Zernial F. Sullivan 16% 93% Home Run; Power Scores; Finigan Scores
b3 5-0 2 --- KCA B. Wilson F. Sullivan 1% 93% Double
b3 5-0 2 -2- O KCA P. Suder F. Sullivan -1% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 5.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 2-3-4
t4 0-5 0 --- O BOS G. Hatton C. Boyer 1% 94% Flyball: RF
t4 0-5 1 --- R BOS F. Throneberry C. Boyer -4% 90% Home Run
t4 1-5 1 --- O BOS J. Jensen C. Boyer 1% 91% Flyball: RF
t4 1-5 2 --- O BOS S. White C. Boyer 1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-1, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 7-8-9
b4 5-1 0 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri F. Sullivan -1% 91% Flyball: RF
b4 5-1 1 --- KCA J. Astroth F. Sullivan 1% 92% Hit By Pitch
b4 5-1 1 1-- O KCA C. Boyer F. Sullivan -1% 91% Groundout: Unknown out on play/Forceout at 2B
b4 5-1 2 1-- O KCA V. Power F. Sullivan -1% 90% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 5.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 6-7-8
t5 1-5 0 --- BOS N. Zauchin C. Boyer -4% 86% Double
t5 1-5 0 -2- BOS J. Piersall C. Boyer -4% 82% Walk
Harry Agganis pinch hits for Owen Friend (SS) batting 8th
t5 1-5 0 12- BOS H. Agganis C. Boyer -8% 74% Walk; Zauchin to 3B; Piersall to 2B
Gene Stephens pinch hits for Frank Sullivan (P) batting 9th
t5 1-5 0 123 O BOS G. Stephens C. Boyer 7% 81% Strikeout
t5 1-5 1 123 RO BOS B. Goodman C. Boyer 3% 85% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Zauchin Scores
t5 2-5 2 12- O BOS G. Hatton C. Boyer 4% 89% Lineout: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Red Sox' Bill Henry facing 2-3-4
Bill Henry replaces Gene Stephens (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Billy Klaus replaces Harry Agganis (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b5 5-2 0 --- O KCA B. Renna B. Henry -1% 88% Flyball: LF
b5 5-2 1 --- O KCA J. Finigan B. Henry -1% 87% Flyball: CF
b5 5-2 2 --- O KCA G. Zernial B. Henry -0% 87% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Athletics 5.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 3-4-5
t6 2-5 0 --- O BOS F. Throneberry C. Boyer 2% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 2-5 1 --- O BOS J. Jensen C. Boyer 2% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-5 2 --- O BOS S. White C. Boyer 1% 91% Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Red Sox' Bill Henry facing 5-6-7
b6 5-2 0 --- R KCA B. Wilson B. Henry 4% 95% Home Run
b6 6-2 0 --- KCA P. Suder B. Henry 1% 96% Single
b6 6-2 0 1-- O KCA J. DeMaestri B. Henry -1% 95% Flyball: C
b6 6-2 1 1-- KCA J. Astroth B. Henry 1% 96% Single; Suder to 2B
b6 6-2 1 12- KCA C. Boyer B. Henry 1% 97% Walk; Suder to 3B; Astroth to 2B
Hersh Freeman replaces Bill Henry pitching and batting 9th
b6 6-2 1 123 OO KCA V. Power H. Freeman -3% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Athletics 6.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-6, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 6-7-8
t7 2-6 0 --- O BOS N. Zauchin C. Boyer 1% 96% Flyball: CF
t7 2-6 1 --- BOS J. Piersall C. Boyer -2% 94% Walk
t7 2-6 1 1-- BOS B. Klaus C. Boyer -3% 91% Walk; Piersall to 2B
Sam Mele pinch hits for Hersh Freeman (P) batting 9th
t7 2-6 1 12- O BOS S. Mele C. Boyer 3% 95% Flyball: LF
t7 2-6 2 12- O BOS B. Goodman C. Boyer 3% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-2, Red Sox' Ellis Kinder facing 2-3-4
Ellis Kinder replaces Sam Mele (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-2 0 --- KCA B. Renna E. Kinder 0% 98% Single
b7 6-2 0 1-- O KCA J. Finigan E. Kinder -0% 97% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Renna to 2B
b7 6-2 1 -2- O KCA G. Zernial E. Kinder -0% 97% Flyball: LF
b7 6-2 2 -2- O KCA B. Wilson E. Kinder -0% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Athletics 6.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-6, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 2-3-4
t8 2-6 0 --- O BOS G. Hatton C. Boyer 1% 98% Flyball: CF
t8 2-6 1 --- O BOS F. Throneberry C. Boyer 1% 99% Flyball: 2B
t8 2-6 2 --- O BOS J. Jensen C. Boyer 0% 99% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-2, Red Sox' Ellis Kinder facing 6-7-8
b8 6-2 0 --- O KCA P. Suder E. Kinder -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 6-2 1 --- KCA J. DeMaestri E. Kinder 0% 99% Double
b8 6-2 1 -2- O KCA J. Astroth E. Kinder -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 6-2 2 -2- O KCA C. Boyer E. Kinder -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Athletics 6.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-6, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 5-6-7
t9 2-6 0 --- O BOS S. White C. Boyer 1% 99% Flyball: SS
t9 2-6 1 --- O BOS N. Zauchin C. Boyer 0% 100% Flyball: 1B
t9 2-6 2 --- BOS J. Piersall C. Boyer -0% 100% Walk
t9 2-6 2 1-- O BOS B. Klaus C. Boyer 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Athletics 6.

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