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Scores
Standings
BOS
@BAL
1
6
CHW
@CLE
4
1
DET
@KCA
9
6
WSH
@NYY
3
2
NYG
@PHI
2
6
BRO
@PIT
1
15
Tuesday, May 24, 1955,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 18,217, Time of Game: 2:54
Tigers
9
20-16
 Won 1 
4th, 3½ GB
at Athletics
6
14-22
 Lost 2 
7th, 9½ GB
W: Al Aber (3-0)
L: Johnny Sain (0-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          2  0  0   0  0  3   1  3  0    9 12  2
Athletics       0  0  0   0  1  4   0  1  0    6  8  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harvey Kuenn SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 .377 .897 0.036 0.87 0.036 0.000 0.4
   Reno Bertoia PR-SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 -0.092 1.12 0.003 -0.095 -0.9 3 3 SH
Bill Tuttle CF 3 2 0 0 2 1 .260 .698 -0.021 1.20 0.072 -0.093 -0.6 1 1
Al Kaline RF 5 1 2 4 0 1 .359 1.055 0.264 1.32 0.332 -0.068 2.8 1 0 HR
Ferris Fain 1B 3 0 1 0 2 0 .250 .799 0.013 0.62 0.075 -0.062 0.2 9 0 2B,GDP
   Bubba Phillips PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .422 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Jack Phillips 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jim Delsing LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 .248 .768 -0.002 0.45 0.024 -0.025 0.3 2 0
Fred Hatfield 3B 5 1 0 0 0 0 .243 .687 -0.096 0.70 0.000 -0.096 -1.8 1 3
Red Wilson C 5 2 2 1 0 1 .229 .642 0.208 0.93 0.239 -0.031 1.4 5 1 2B
Harry Malmberg 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 .257 .639 0.100 0.87 0.117 -0.017 0.4 4 4 SF
Steve Gromek P 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .650 0.027 0.69 0.027 0.000 0.4 0 2
   Jay Porter PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 .216 .569 0.038 0.97 0.038 0.000 0.4
   George Zuverink P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ben Flowers P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ray Boone PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 .231 .712 0.075 2.18 0.075 0.000 0.6
   Bob Miller PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Leo Cristante P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Paul Foytack P 1 0 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.000 0.034 0.38 0.034 0.000 0.9 0 0
   Van Fletcher P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Al Aber P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 9 12 8 6 3 .343 .914 0.584 0.91 1.072 -0.487 4.5 27 14
2B: F Fain (5, off T Gorman); R Wilson (5, off J Sain).
HR: A Kaline (8, off A Ditmar; 6th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: H Malmberg (1, off T Gorman).
SH: R Bertoia (1, off A Ditmar).
TB: A Kaline 5; R Wilson 3; F Fain 2; H Malmberg; R Bertoia; P Foytack; J Delsing; J Porter; R Boone; H Kuenn.
GIDP: F Fain (4).
RBI: A Kaline 4 (33); R Boone (23); R Wilson (5); H Malmberg (6); P Foytack (1).
2-out RBI: P Foytack.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 6 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Tuttle-H Malmberg.
E: F Hatfield (7); F Fain (3).
Outfield Assists: B Tuttle (B Shantz at 2nd base).

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vic Power 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 .372 1.035 -0.196 1.73 0.028 -0.224 -1.8 7 2
Enos Slaughter RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 .308 .823 -0.077 1.60 0.079 -0.156 -1.0 5 1 2B
Elmer Valo LF 2 1 0 0 3 0 .440 1.174 0.003 1.37 0.046 -0.043 0.0 1 0
Bill Wilson CF 4 1 0 0 1 2 .271 .806 -0.146 1.70 0.044 -0.190 -0.6 0 0
Jim Finigan 3B 4 3 2 1 1 0 .254 .790 0.089 1.05 0.143 -0.054 1.2 1 0
Hector Lopez 2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 .262 .565 0.111 1.40 0.128 -0.017 0.8 0 4
   Gus Zernial PH 1 1 1 3 0 0 .291 .923 0.365 1.91 0.365 0.000 2.7 HR
   Pete Suder 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .519 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Harry Simpson PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .643 0.054 1.17 0.054 0.000 0.6
   Joe Astroth C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .752 -0.015 0.50 0.000 -0.015 -0.2 1 0
Joe DeMaestri SS 4 0 1 2 0 0 .188 .441 0.022 1.45 0.098 -0.076 0.5 6 3
Billy Shantz C 3 0 1 0 0 0 .362 .800 -0.048 1.59 0.044 -0.092 -0.1 5 1
   Dick Kryhoski PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .491 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Bill Renna PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .306 .885 0.129 3.25 0.129 0.000 0.8
   Lou Sleater P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Art Ditmar P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 1.000 -0.059 1.52 0.000 -0.059 -0.4 1 1 SH
   Johnny Sain P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Gorman P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.035 1.41 0.000 -0.035 -0.2 0 0
   Jack Littrell PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .154 -0.113 4.77 0.000 -0.113 -0.8 0 0
Team Totals 35 6 8 6 6 5 .229 .684 0.084 1.59 1.158 -1.074 1.5 27 12
2B: E Slaughter (1, off L Cristante).
HR: G Zernial (11, off G Zuverink; 6th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: A Ditmar (1, off S Gromek).
TB: G Zernial 4; J Finigan 2; E Slaughter 2; B Renna; J DeMaestri; B Shantz; H Lopez.
RBI: G Zernial 3 (32); J DeMaestri 2 (6); J Finigan (24).
2-out RBI: G Zernial 3; J Finigan.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. V Power-J DeMaestri-A Ditmar; E Slaughter-J DeMaestri.
Outfield Assists: E Slaughter (R Bertoia at 2nd base).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Gromek 5 3 1 1 1 3 0 2.44 18 59 0.165 1.14 1.5
George Zuverink 0.2 2 4 4 2 0 1 12.79 6 0 0 -0.424 0.87 -3.6
Ben Flowers 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 1 0 0 0.017 0.68 0.1
Leo Cristante, H (1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.79 4 0 0 -0.023 1.52 -0.1
Paul Foytack, H (1) 0.1 0 1 1 3 1 0 27.00 4 2 0 0.049 3.10 -0.4
Van Fletcher 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1 2 1 -0.098 2.08 -1.0
Al Aber, W (3-0) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.96 8 2 0 0.230 2.45 2.0
Team Totals 9 8 6 6 6 5 1 6.00 42 59 6 1 -0.084 1.59 -1.5
P Foytack faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
V Fletcher faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Art Ditmar 5.1 4 5 5 4 1 1 5.20 22 37 -0.257 0.88 -2.5
Johnny Sain, L (0-3) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 7.07 4 1 0 -0.197 1.03 -0.8
Tom Gorman 2 5 3 3 1 1 0 4.74 12 2 1 -0.138 1.24 -1.7
Lou Sleater 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 7.45 5 0 0 0.008 0.18 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 9 9 6 3 1 9.00 43 37 3 1 -0.584 0.91 -4.5
J Sain faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Johnny Stevens, 1B - Larry Napp, 2B - Bill Grieve, 3B - John Rice.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Kansas City Athletics
1 Harvey Kuenn SS 1 Vic Power 1B
2 Bill Tuttle CF 2 Enos Slaughter RF
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Elmer Valo LF
4 Ferris Fain 1B 4 Bill Wilson CF
5 Jim Delsing LF 5 Jim Finigan 3B
6 Fred Hatfield 3B 6 Hector Lopez 2B
7 Red Wilson C 7 Joe DeMaestri SS
8 Harry Malmberg 2B 8 Billy Shantz C
9 Steve Gromek P 9 Art Ditmar P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 2-5 2 12- RRR KCA G. Zernial G. Zuverink -37% 48% Home Run; Wilson Scores; Finigan Scores
t6 2-1 1 12- RRR DET A. Kaline A. Ditmar 21% 91% Home Run; Porter Scores; Tuttle Scores
b7 5-6 2 123 O KCA B. Wilson P. Foytack 15% 75% Strikeout
t8 6-5 1 12- R DET R. Wilson T. Gorman 13% 91% Single to LF; Delsing Scores; Hatfield to 3B; Wilson to 2B/Adv on throw
b8 6-9 0 12- KCA B. Renna A. Aber -13% 65% Single to RF; Simpson to 3B; DeMaestri to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- DET H. Kuenn A. Ditmar 4% 54% Single to 3B/Bunt
Reno Bertoia pinch runs for Harvey Kuenn (SS) batting 1st
t1 0-0 0 1-- DET B. Tuttle A. Ditmar 5% 59% Walk; Bertoia to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- R DET A. Kaline A. Ditmar 12% 71% Single to CF; Bertoia Scores; Tuttle to 3B
t1 1-0 0 1-3 ROO DET F. Fain A. Ditmar -5% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P; Tuttle Scores/No RBI
t1 2-0 2 --- O DET J. Delsing A. Ditmar -1% 65% Foul Flyball: C
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
Reno Bertoia moves from PR to SS
b1 0-2 0 --- O KCA V. Power S. Gromek 2% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- O KCA E. Slaughter S. Gromek 2% 69% Strikeout
b1 0-2 2 --- KCA E. Valo S. Gromek -1% 68% Walk
b1 0-2 2 1-- O KCA B. Wilson S. Gromek 2% 70% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- O DET F. Hatfield A. Ditmar -2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 2-0 1 --- O DET R. Wilson A. Ditmar -1% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 2-0 2 --- O DET H. Malmberg A. Ditmar -1% 66% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- O KCA J. Finigan S. Gromek 2% 69% Flyball: SS
b2 0-2 1 --- O KCA H. Lopez S. Gromek 2% 71% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri S. Gromek 1% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 9-1-2
t3 2-0 0 --- DET S. Gromek A. Ditmar 3% 74% Walk
t3 2-0 0 1-- O DET R. Bertoia A. Ditmar -3% 72% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Bertoia to 1B
t3 2-0 1 1-- OO DET B. Tuttle A. Ditmar -4% 68% Double Play: Flyball: RF; Bertoia out at 2B/RF-SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- KCA B. Shantz S. Gromek -4% 63% Single to LF
b3 0-2 0 1-- O KCA A. Ditmar S. Gromek 2% 66% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Shantz to 2B
b3 0-2 1 -2- OO KCA V. Power S. Gromek 8% 73% Line Drive Double Play: CF; Shantz out at 2B/CF-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 3-4-5
t4 2-0 0 --- O DET A. Kaline A. Ditmar -2% 72% Strikeout
t4 2-0 1 --- O DET F. Fain A. Ditmar -1% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-0 2 --- O DET J. Delsing A. Ditmar -1% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- O KCA E. Slaughter S. Gromek 3% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- O KCA E. Valo S. Gromek 2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-2 2 --- O KCA B. Wilson S. Gromek 1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 6-7-8
t5 2-0 0 --- O DET F. Hatfield A. Ditmar -2% 74% Flyball: RF
t5 2-0 1 --- O DET R. Wilson A. Ditmar -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- O DET H. Malmberg A. Ditmar -1% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 5-6-7
b5 0-2 0 --- KCA J. Finigan S. Gromek -5% 66% Single to CF
b5 0-2 0 1-- KCA H. Lopez S. Gromek -13% 54% Single to RF (Short RF); Finigan to 3B
b5 0-2 0 1-3 RO KCA J. DeMaestri S. Gromek 5% 58% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Finigan Scores; DeMaestri to 1B
b5 1-2 1 1-- O KCA B. Shantz S. Gromek 4% 63% Flyball: RF
b5 1-2 2 1-- O KCA A. Ditmar S. Gromek 4% 66% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 9-1-2
Jay Porter pinch hits for Steve Gromek (P) batting 9th
t6 2-1 0 --- DET J. Porter A. Ditmar 4% 70% Single to LF
t6 2-1 0 1-- O DET R. Bertoia A. Ditmar -2% 68% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Porter to 2B
t6 2-1 1 -2- DET B. Tuttle A. Ditmar 2% 70% Walk
t6 2-1 1 12- RRR DET A. Kaline A. Ditmar 21% 91% Home Run; Porter Scores; Tuttle Scores
t6 5-1 1 --- DET F. Fain A. Ditmar 1% 92% Walk
Johnny Sain replaces Art Ditmar pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-1 1 1-- O DET J. Delsing J. Sain -1% 91% Flyball: RF
t6 5-1 2 1-- O DET F. Hatfield J. Sain -1% 91% Foul Flyball: C
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-5, Tigers' George Zuverink facing 1-2-3
George Zuverink replaces Jay Porter (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 1-5 0 --- O KCA V. Power G. Zuverink 2% 93% Flyball: SS
b6 1-5 1 --- O KCA E. Slaughter G. Zuverink 1% 94% Flyball: LF
b6 1-5 2 --- KCA E. Valo G. Zuverink -1% 93% Walk
b6 1-5 2 1-- KCA B. Wilson G. Zuverink -2% 91% Walk; Valo to 2B
b6 1-5 2 12- R KCA J. Finigan G. Zuverink -6% 85% Single to CF; Valo Scores; Wilson to 2B
Gus Zernial pinch hits for Hector Lopez (2B) batting 6th
b6 2-5 2 12- RRR KCA G. Zernial G. Zuverink -37% 48% Home Run; Wilson Scores; Finigan Scores
Ben Flowers replaces George Zuverink pitching and batting 9th
b6 5-5 2 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri B. Flowers 2% 50% Flyball: SS
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Athletics 5.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Tied 5-5, Athletics' Johnny Sain facing 7-8-9
Pete Suder replaces Gus Zernial (PH) playing 2B batting 6th
t7 5-5 0 --- DET R. Wilson J. Sain 11% 61% Double to LF
t7 5-5 0 -2- DET H. Malmberg J. Sain 10% 71% Single to CF; Wilson to 3B
Tom Gorman replaces Johnny Sain pitching and batting 9th
Ray Boone pinch hits for Ben Flowers (P) batting 9th
t7 5-5 0 1-3 R DET R. Boone T. Gorman 8% 79% Single to LF; Wilson Scores; Malmberg to 2B
Bob Miller pinch runs for Ray Boone (PH) batting 9th
t7 6-5 0 12- O DET R. Bertoia T. Gorman -5% 73% Foul Flyball: C
t7 6-5 1 12- O DET B. Tuttle T. Gorman -5% 69% Strikeout
t7 6-5 2 12- O DET A. Kaline T. Gorman -5% 64% Flyball: SS
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 6, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 5-6, Tigers' Leo Cristante facing 8-9-1
Leo Cristante replaces Bob Miller (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-6 0 --- O KCA B. Shantz L. Cristante 5% 69% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 5-6 1 --- O KCA T. Gorman L. Cristante 3% 72% Strikeout; Gorman out at 1B/C-1B
b7 5-6 2 --- KCA V. Power L. Cristante -3% 70% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Power to 1B
b7 5-6 2 1-- KCA E. Slaughter L. Cristante -8% 62% Double to RF; Power to 3B
Paul Foytack replaces Leo Cristante pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-6 2 -23 KCA E. Valo P. Foytack -2% 59% Walk
b7 5-6 2 123 O KCA B. Wilson P. Foytack 15% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Tigers 6, Athletics 5.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-5, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 4-5-6
t8 6-5 0 --- DET F. Fain T. Gorman 6% 81% Double to LF
t8 6-5 0 -2- DET J. Delsing T. Gorman 2% 83% Walk
t8 6-5 0 12- O DET F. Hatfield T. Gorman -5% 78% Bunt Groundout: 1B-3B/Forceout at 3B; Delsing to 2B; Hatfield to 1B
t8 6-5 1 12- R DET R. Wilson T. Gorman 13% 91% Single to LF; Delsing Scores; Hatfield to 3B; Wilson to 2B/Adv on throw
t8 7-5 1 -23 RO DET H. Malmberg T. Gorman 1% 93% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Hatfield Scores
t8 8-5 2 -2- R DET P. Foytack T. Gorman 3% 96% Single to CF; Wilson Scores
t8 9-5 2 1-- DET R. Bertoia T. Gorman 0% 96% Single to SS; Foytack to 2B
t8 9-5 2 12- O DET B. Tuttle T. Gorman -1% 96% Flyball: SS
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 9, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 5-9, Tigers' Paul Foytack facing 5-6-7
b8 5-9 0 --- KCA J. Finigan P. Foytack -3% 93% Walk
Harry Simpson pinch hits for Pete Suder (2B) batting 6th
b8 5-9 0 1-- KCA H. Simpson P. Foytack -5% 88% Walk; Finigan to 2B
Van Fletcher replaces Paul Foytack pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-9 0 12- R KCA J. DeMaestri V. Fletcher -10% 78% Single to LF; Finigan Scores; Simpson to 2B
Al Aber replaces Van Fletcher pitching and batting 9th
Bill Renna pinch hits for Dick Kryhoski batting 8th
Dick Kryhoski pinch hits for Billy Shantz (C) batting 8th
b8 6-9 0 12- KCA B. Renna A. Aber -13% 65% Single to RF; Simpson to 3B; DeMaestri to 2B
Jack Littrell pinch hits for Tom Gorman (P) batting 9th
b8 6-9 0 123 O KCA J. Littrell A. Aber 11% 76% Foul Flyball: 2B
b8 6-9 1 123 O KCA V. Power A. Aber 11% 87% Groundout: 2B-C/Forceout at Hm; DeMaestri to 3B; Renna to 2B
b8 6-9 2 123 O KCA E. Slaughter A. Aber 10% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 9, Athletics 6.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 9-6, Athletics' Lou Sleater facing 3-4-5
Lou Sleater replaces Bill Renna (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Joe Astroth replaces Harry Simpson (PH) playing C batting 6th
Jack Littrell moves from PH to 2B
t9 9-6 0 --- O DET A. Kaline L. Sleater -0% 96% Flyball: SS
t9 9-6 1 --- DET F. Fain L. Sleater 0% 97% Walk
Bubba Phillips pinch runs for Ferris Fain (1B) batting 4th
t9 9-6 1 1-- DET J. Delsing L. Sleater 0% 97% Single to CF; Phillips to 2B
t9 9-6 1 12- O DET F. Hatfield L. Sleater -1% 97% Flyball: RF
t9 9-6 2 12- O DET R. Wilson L. Sleater -1% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 9, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 6-9, Tigers' Al Aber facing 3-4-5
Jack Phillips replaces Bubba Phillips (PR) playing 1B batting 4th
b9 6-9 0 --- O KCA E. Valo A. Aber 2% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 6-9 1 --- KCA B. Wilson A. Aber -3% 96% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Wilson to 1B
b9 6-9 1 1-- O KCA J. Finigan A. Aber 3% 99% Flyball: LF
b9 6-9 2 1-- O KCA J. Astroth A. Aber 1% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 9, Athletics 6.

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  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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