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BOS
@BAL
4
3
 
(13)
CHW
@CLE
0
1
DET
@KCA
2
3
DET
@KCA
5
7
WSH
@NYY
2
7
PIT
@BRO
3
2
STL
@CHC
7
11
MLN
@CIN
2
14
NYG
@PHI
3
9
Friday, July 1, 1955,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:40
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Tigers
2
38-32
 Lost 1 
4th, 11 GB
at Athletics
3
29-41
 Won 2 
6th, 19 GB
W: Cloyd Boyer (4-1)
L: Babe Birrer (1-1)
S: Tom Gorman (8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0    2  6  1
Athletics       2  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  X    3  6  1

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harvey Kuenn SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .313 .348 .422 .770 -0.283 2.25 0.000 -0.283 -1.7 0 2
Bill Tuttle CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .284 .367 .407 .774 -0.001 1.26 0.089 -0.090 0.4 4 0
Al Kaline RF 2 1 0 0 2 2 4 .366 .444 .595 1.039 0.078 1.43 0.140 -0.063 0.2 0 0
Earl Torgeson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .256 .393 .338 .732 -0.179 1.90 0.000 -0.179 -1.2 7 0
Ray Boone 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .259 .324 .425 .749 -0.142 1.48 0.000 -0.142 -0.9 1 2
Jim Delsing LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .270 .365 .437 .802 -0.043 0.99 0.036 -0.079 -0.2 4 0
Red Wilson C 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .235 .322 .333 .655 0.309 1.81 0.309 0.000 2.1 5 2
   Bubba Phillips PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .299 .356 .654 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Fred Hatfield 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .239 .332 .330 .663 0.219 2.68 0.333 -0.115 0.8 3 3
Babe Birrer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jack Phillips PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .302 .354 .419 .773 -0.055 2.07 0.000 -0.055 -0.6
   Leo Cristante P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ferris Fain PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .259 .455 .356 .810 0.049 1.51 0.049 0.000 0.4
   Reno Bertoia PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .269 .240 .509 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Al Aber P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.044 1.73 0.000 -0.044 -0.2 0 0
   Frank House PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .240 .294 .364 .658 -0.426 4.43 0.000 -0.426 -1.5
Team Totals 33 2 6 1 4 4 37 .182 .270 .182 .452 -0.518 1.81 0.956 -1.476 -2.5 24 9
TB: R Wilson 2; F Hatfield 2; B Tuttle; J Delsing.
RBI: B Tuttle (33).
2-out RBI: B Tuttle.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Wilson-F Hatfield.
E: E Torgeson (3).

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe DeMaestri SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .220 .255 .258 .514 -0.049 0.49 0.000 -0.049 -0.6 3 0
Enos Slaughter RF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .260 .353 .298 .651 -0.006 0.62 0.046 -0.052 -0.1 1 0 CS
Bill Wilson LF 3 1 2 2 1 1 4 .258 .313 .495 .808 0.198 0.76 0.219 -0.021 2.2 4 0 HR,2B
Harry Simpson CF 4 0 3 0 0 1 4 .257 .336 .440 .776 0.072 0.60 0.091 -0.019 0.9 2 0 3B
Vic Power 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .303 .347 .466 .813 -0.120 0.89 0.000 -0.120 -1.8 4 0
Jim Finigan 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .291 .364 .494 .858 -0.048 0.90 0.014 -0.062 -0.6 4 1
Hector Lopez 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .253 .304 .294 .598 -0.080 1.06 0.000 -0.080 -1.2 2 0
Joe Astroth C 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .240 .367 .340 .707 0.053 0.49 0.079 -0.026 0.7 7 1 HR
Cloyd Boyer P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .100 .143 .100 .243 -0.038 0.51 0.000 -0.038 -0.6 0 1
   Tom Gorman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 3 6 3 4 4 33 .207 .303 .517 .820 -0.018 0.70 0.449 -0.467 -1.0 27 3
2B: B Wilson (11, off L Cristante).
3B: H Simpson (3, off B Birrer).
HR: B Wilson (11, off B Birrer, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF); J Astroth (2, off B Birrer, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: B Wilson 6; H Simpson 5; J Astroth 4.
RBI: B Wilson 2 (26); J Astroth (8).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Finigan-V Power.
E: H Lopez (6).
Baserunning
CS: E Slaughter (2, 2nd base by A Aber/R Wilson).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Babe Birrer, L (1-1) 2 3 3 3 1 0 2 3.72 10 37 -0.203 0.69 -2.0
Leo Cristante 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.95 9 0 0 0.068 0.86 1.0
Al Aber 4 1 0 0 2 4 0 3.19 14 0 0 0.152 0.60 2.0
Team Totals 8 6 3 3 4 4 2 3.38 33 37 0 0 0.017 0.70 1.0

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Cloyd Boyer, W (4-1) 7.1 4 2 1 4 3 0 5.28 31 63 0.230 1.47 1.5
Tom Gorman, S (8) 1.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.79 6 1 0 0.289 3.57 1.0
Team Totals 9 6 2 1 4 4 0 1.00 37 63 1 0 0.519 1.81 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eddie Hurley, 1B - Hank Soar, 2B - Ed Runge, 3B - Bill Summers.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Kansas City Athletics
1 Harvey Kuenn SS 1 Joe DeMaestri SS
2 Bill Tuttle CF 2 Enos Slaughter RF
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Bill Wilson LF
4 Earl Torgeson 1B 4 Harry Simpson CF
5 Ray Boone 3B 5 Vic Power 1B
6 Jim Delsing LF 6 Jim Finigan 2B
7 Red Wilson C 7 Hector Lopez 3B
8 Fred Hatfield 2B 8 Joe Astroth C
9 Babe Birrer P 9 Cloyd Boyer P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 2-3 0 1-3 OO DET F. House T. Gorman 43% 87% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
t9 2-3 0 1-- DET F. Hatfield T. Gorman -27% 45% Single to RF; Phillips to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-- RR KCA B. Wilson B. Birrer 17% 72% Home Run; Slaughter Scores
t9 2-3 2 --3 O DET H. Kuenn T. Gorman 13% 100% Strikeout
t9 2-3 0 --- DET R. Wilson T. Gorman -12% 72% Single to SS

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' Cloyd Boyer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn C. Boyer 2% 52% Groundout: C-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle C. Boyer 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O DET A. Kaline C. Boyer 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Babe Birrer facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCA J. DeMaestri B. Birrer 0% 55% E3 on Foul Ball
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri B. Birrer -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- KCA E. Slaughter B. Birrer 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- RR KCA B. Wilson B. Birrer 17% 72% Home Run; Slaughter Scores
b1 2-0 1 --- KCA H. Simpson B. Birrer 5% 77% Triple to LF
b1 2-0 1 --3 O KCA V. Power B. Birrer -4% 73% Flyball: LF
b1 2-0 2 --3 O KCA J. Finigan B. Birrer -3% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O DET E. Torgeson C. Boyer 2% 72% Flyball: 2B
t2 0-2 1 --- O DET R. Boone C. Boyer 2% 74% Lineout: LF
t2 0-2 2 --- O DET J. Delsing C. Boyer 1% 75% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Babe Birrer facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- O KCA H. Lopez B. Birrer -2% 73% Flyball: 2B
b2 2-0 1 --- R KCA J. Astroth B. Birrer 8% 81% Home Run
b2 3-0 1 --- O KCA C. Boyer B. Birrer -1% 81% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b2 3-0 2 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri B. Birrer -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 3.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 7-8-9
t3 0-3 0 --- DET R. Wilson C. Boyer -4% 76% Walk
t3 0-3 0 1-- DET F. Hatfield C. Boyer -6% 70% Single to CF; Wilson to 2B
Jack Phillips pinch hits for Babe Birrer (P) batting 9th
t3 0-3 0 12- O DET J. Phillips C. Boyer 5% 76% Flyball: 2B
t3 0-3 1 12- O DET H. Kuenn C. Boyer 4% 80% Flyball: 1B
t3 0-3 2 12- R DET B. Tuttle C. Boyer -9% 72% Single to CF; Wilson Scores; Hatfield to 3B
t3 1-3 2 1-3 O DET A. Kaline C. Boyer 5% 77% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Tigers' Leo Cristante facing 2-3-4
Leo Cristante replaces Jack Phillips (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b3 3-1 0 --- O KCA E. Slaughter L. Cristante -2% 75% Flyball: LF
b3 3-1 1 --- KCA B. Wilson L. Cristante 3% 78% Double to LF
b3 3-1 1 -2- KCA H. Simpson L. Cristante 3% 81% Single to CF; Wilson to 3B
b3 3-1 1 1-3 O KCA V. Power L. Cristante -5% 77% Flyball: LF
b3 3-1 2 1-3 KCA J. Finigan L. Cristante 1% 78% Walk; Simpson to 2B
b3 3-1 2 123 O KCA H. Lopez L. Cristante -5% 73% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 3.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 4-5-6
t4 1-3 0 --- O DET E. Torgeson C. Boyer 3% 76% Flyball: RF
t4 1-3 1 --- O DET R. Boone C. Boyer 2% 78% Flyball: SS
t4 1-3 2 --- O DET J. Delsing C. Boyer 1% 79% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Tigers' Leo Cristante facing 8-9-1
b4 3-1 0 --- O KCA J. Astroth L. Cristante -2% 77% Flyball: 3B
b4 3-1 1 --- O KCA C. Boyer L. Cristante -1% 76% Foul Flyball: C
b4 3-1 2 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri L. Cristante -1% 76% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 3.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 7-8-9
t5 1-3 0 --- DET R. Wilson C. Boyer -5% 71% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t5 1-3 0 1-- O DET F. Hatfield C. Boyer 4% 75% Foul Flyball: C
Ferris Fain pinch hits for Leo Cristante (P) batting 9th
t5 1-3 1 1-- DET F. Fain C. Boyer -5% 70% Walk; Wilson to 2B
Reno Bertoia pinch runs for Ferris Fain (PH) batting 9th
t5 1-3 1 12- O DET H. Kuenn C. Boyer 6% 76% Flyball: CF
t5 1-3 2 12- O DET B. Tuttle C. Boyer 5% 82% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Tigers' Al Aber facing 2-3-4
Al Aber replaces Reno Bertoia (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b5 3-1 0 --- KCA E. Slaughter A. Aber 2% 84% Walk
b5 3-1 0 1-- OO KCA B. Wilson A. Aber -5% 79% Double Play: Strikeout, Slaughter Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b5 3-1 2 --- KCA H. Simpson A. Aber 1% 80% Single to LF
b5 3-1 2 1-- O KCA V. Power A. Aber -2% 78% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 3.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 3-4-5
t6 1-3 0 --- DET A. Kaline C. Boyer -5% 73% Walk
t6 1-3 0 1-- O DET E. Torgeson C. Boyer 5% 78% Flyball: 2B
t6 1-3 1 1-- O DET R. Boone C. Boyer 4% 82% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 1-3 2 1-- DET J. Delsing C. Boyer -4% 78% Single to CF; Kaline to 3B
t6 1-3 2 1-3 R DET R. Wilson C. Boyer -11% 67% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Kaline Scores/No RBI/unER; Delsing to 2B
t6 2-3 2 12- O DET F. Hatfield C. Boyer 7% 74% Foul Flyball: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Al Aber facing 6-7-8
b6 3-2 0 --- O KCA J. Finigan A. Aber -2% 72% Strikeout
b6 3-2 1 --- O KCA H. Lopez A. Aber -2% 71% Strikeout
b6 3-2 2 --- O KCA J. Astroth A. Aber -1% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 3.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 9-1-2
t7 2-3 0 --- O DET A. Aber C. Boyer 4% 74% Groundout: P-1B
t7 2-3 1 --- O DET H. Kuenn C. Boyer 3% 77% Foul Flyball: C
t7 2-3 2 --- O DET B. Tuttle C. Boyer 2% 79% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Al Aber facing 9-1-2
b7 3-2 0 --- O KCA C. Boyer A. Aber -2% 77% Flyball: CF
b7 3-2 1 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri A. Aber -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 3-2 2 --- O KCA E. Slaughter A. Aber -1% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 3.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 3-4-5
t8 2-3 0 --- DET A. Kaline C. Boyer -9% 66% Walk
t8 2-3 0 1-- O DET E. Torgeson C. Boyer 8% 74% Flyball: LF
Tom Gorman replaces Cloyd Boyer pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-3 1 1-- O DET R. Boone T. Gorman 7% 81% Flyball: SS
t8 2-3 2 1-- O DET J. Delsing T. Gorman 6% 87% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Al Aber facing 3-4-5
b8 3-2 0 --- KCA B. Wilson A. Aber 2% 89% Walk
b8 3-2 0 1-- O KCA H. Simpson A. Aber -2% 87% Strikeout Looking
b8 3-2 1 1-- O KCA V. Power A. Aber -2% 85% Flyball: CF
b8 3-2 2 1-- O KCA J. Finigan A. Aber -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 3.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 7-8-9
t9 2-3 0 --- DET R. Wilson T. Gorman -12% 72% Single to SS
Bubba Phillips pinch runs for Red Wilson (C) batting 7th
t9 2-3 0 1-- DET F. Hatfield T. Gorman -27% 45% Single to RF; Phillips to 3B
Frank House pinch hits for Al Aber (P) batting 9th
t9 2-3 0 1-3 OO DET F. House T. Gorman 43% 87% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
t9 2-3 2 --3 O DET H. Kuenn T. Gorman 13% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 3.

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