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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BAL
4
2
WSH
@BOS
4
1
CLE
@KCA
5
2
BRO
@NYG
7
2
PIT
@PHI
6
5
CHC
@STL
0
6
Wednesday, April 25, 1956,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 18,005, Time of Game: 2:40
Indians
5
3-4
 Won 2 
3rd, 3½ GB
at Athletics
2
3-4
 Lost 3 
3rd, 3½ GB
W: Herb Score (1-1)
L: Bobby Shantz (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         3  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  1    5  9  2
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  1    2  5  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Avila 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .226 .452 -0.050 0.48 0.000 -0.050 -0.9 1 1
Gene Woodling LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .192 .608 0.017 0.35 0.032 -0.014 0.3 2 0
Rocky Colavito RF 4 1 1 2 0 0 .111 .556 0.146 0.52 0.165 -0.019 1.2 2 0 HR
Al Rosen 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 .190 .726 0.033 0.41 0.063 -0.029 0.3 1 3 HR
Vic Wertz 1B 4 2 4 1 0 0 .429 1.333 0.055 0.23 0.055 0.000 1.7 9 0 HR,2B
Jim Busby CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 .250 .750 0.040 0.51 0.082 -0.042 0.5 1 0 2B
Chico Carrasquel SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .120 .345 -0.041 0.40 0.000 -0.041 -1.6 1 3 GDP
Earl Averill C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .350 -0.028 0.27 0.000 -0.028 -0.7 10 0
Herb Score P 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.021 0.27 0.000 -0.021 -0.5 0 2
Team Totals 35 5 9 5 0 1 .257 .829 0.151 0.39 0.397 -0.244 0.3 27 9
2B: V Wertz (1, off B Shantz); J Busby (1, off B Shantz).
HR: A Rosen (1, off B Shantz; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); V Wertz (2, off T Gorman; 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); R Colavito (1, off B Shantz; 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: V Wertz 8; R Colavito 4; A Rosen 4; J Busby 3; G Woodling.
GIDP: C Carrasquel (1).
RBI: R Colavito 2 (2); V Wertz (5); J Busby (3); A Rosen (4).
2-out RBI: J Busby.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
E: E Averill (1); B Avila (1).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J Busby (2nd base by B Shantz).

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 .281 .679 -0.116 0.86 0.000 -0.116 -1.5 10 1
Spook Jacobs 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .498 0.006 0.71 0.051 -0.045 -0.1 2 4
Johnny Groth CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .182 .523 -0.057 0.91 0.012 -0.069 -0.5 4 0
Gus Zernial LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 .250 .825 -0.065 0.74 0.010 -0.075 -0.6 1 0
Bill Renna RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 .167 .500 0.006 0.67 0.064 -0.058 0.4 2 0 2B
Hector Lopez 3B 4 1 3 0 0 1 .429 1.286 0.084 0.84 0.117 -0.033 1.1 2 2 2B
Mike Baxes SS 2 0 1 0 2 1 .250 1.071 0.122 1.17 0.174 -0.052 1.5 1 5 2B
Joe Astroth C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.033 1.17 0.000 -0.033 -0.4 2 0
   Enos Slaughter PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .762 -0.054 2.07 0.000 -0.054 -0.6
   Joe Ginsberg C 1 0 0 1 0 1 .350 .814 -0.103 1.95 0.000 -0.103 -0.4 2 0 SF
Bobby Shantz P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 -0.024 0.92 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 1 1
   Bill Harrington P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rance Pless PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.043 1.86 0.000 -0.043 -0.5
   Troy Herriage P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Harry Simpson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .352 -0.036 1.46 0.000 -0.036 -0.3
   Tom Gorman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Finigan PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .785 -0.034 1.34 0.000 -0.034 -0.6
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 4 8 .156 .493 -0.347 1.00 0.428 -0.775 -2.7 27 13
2B: B Renna (1, off H Score); H Lopez (1, off H Score); M Baxes (1, off H Score).
SF: J Ginsberg (1, off H Score).
TB: H Lopez 4; M Baxes 2; B Renna 2.
RBI: J Ginsberg (2); B Renna (1).
2-out RBI: B Renna.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Jacobs-M Baxes-V Power.
E: T Gorman (1).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: H Lopez (2nd base by H Score).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Herb Score, W (1-1) 9 5 2 2 4 8 0 1.59 37 73 0.348 1.00 2.7
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 4 8 0 2.00 37 73 0.348 1.00 2.7

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bobby Shantz, L (1-1) 3.2 6 4 4 0 0 2 3.55 16 33 -0.220 0.56 -2.1
Bill Harrington 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4 1 0 0.029 0.28 0.8
Troy Herriage 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 7 0 0 0.038 0.24 1.0
Tom Gorman 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 6.00 8 0 0 0.001 0.21 0.0
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 0 1 3 5.00 35 33 1 0 -0.152 0.39 -0.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: B Shantz (1; J Busby, 2nd base); H Score (0; H Lopez, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Napp, 1B - Frank Umont, 2B - Charlie Berry, 3B - Jim Honochick.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Athletics
1 Bobby Avila 2B 1 Vic Power 1B
2 Gene Woodling LF 2 Spook Jacobs 2B
3 Rocky Colavito RF 3 Johnny Groth CF
4 Al Rosen 3B 4 Gus Zernial LF
5 Vic Wertz 1B 5 Bill Renna RF
6 Jim Busby CF 6 Hector Lopez 3B
7 Chico Carrasquel SS 7 Mike Baxes SS
8 Earl Averill C 8 Joe Astroth C
9 Herb Score P 9 Bobby Shantz P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 1-- RR CLE R. Colavito B. Shantz 16% 67% Home Run; Woodling Scores
t1 2-0 2 -2- R CLE J. Busby B. Shantz 8% 75% Double to RF; Wertz Scores
b9 1-5 0 1-- KCA M. Baxes H. Score -7% 89% Double to LF; Lopez to 3B
b6 0-4 2 1-- R KCA B. Renna H. Score -6% 86% Double to LF; Zernial Scores
t4 3-0 0 --- R CLE A. Rosen B. Shantz 6% 87% Home Run

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, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Shantz -2% 48% Foul Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 1 --- CLE G. Woodling B. Shantz 2% 50% Single to RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- RR CLE R. Colavito B. Shantz 16% 67% Home Run; Woodling Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- O CLE A. Rosen B. Shantz -1% 65% Groundout: 1B-P
t1 2-0 2 --- CLE V. Wertz B. Shantz 2% 67% Double to LF
t1 2-0 2 -2- R CLE J. Busby B. Shantz 8% 75% Double to RF; Wertz Scores
t1 3-0 2 -2- O CLE C. Carrasquel B. Shantz -2% 73% Busby Picked off 2B (P-2B)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- O KCA V. Power H. Score 2% 75% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 0-3 1 --- O KCA S. Jacobs H. Score 1% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-3 2 --- KCA J. Groth H. Score -1% 76% Walk
b1 0-3 2 1-- O KCA G. Zernial H. Score 2% 78% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 7-8-9
t2 3-0 0 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel B. Shantz -1% 76% Foul Flyball: C
t2 3-0 1 --- O CLE E. Averill B. Shantz -1% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 3-0 2 --- O CLE H. Score B. Shantz -1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Herb Score facing 5-6-7
b2 0-3 0 --- O KCA B. Renna H. Score 2% 77% Strikeout
b2 0-3 1 --- KCA H. Lopez H. Score -4% 73% Double to CF
b2 0-3 1 -2- KCA M. Baxes H. Score -2% 71% Lopez Picked off 2B, safe on E2; Lopez to 3B
b2 0-3 1 --3 O KCA M. Baxes H. Score 5% 76% Strikeout
b2 0-3 2 --3 O KCA J. Astroth H. Score 3% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 1-2-3
t3 3-0 0 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Shantz -1% 78% Flyball: CF
t3 3-0 1 --- O CLE G. Woodling B. Shantz -1% 77% Flyball: LF
t3 3-0 2 --- O CLE R. Colavito B. Shantz -1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Herb Score facing 9-1-2
b3 0-3 0 --- O KCA B. Shantz H. Score 2% 79% Flyball: RF
b3 0-3 1 --- O KCA V. Power H. Score 2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-3 2 --- O KCA S. Jacobs H. Score 1% 81% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 4-5-6
t4 3-0 0 --- R CLE A. Rosen B. Shantz 6% 87% Home Run
t4 4-0 0 --- CLE V. Wertz B. Shantz 1% 89% Single to RF
t4 4-0 0 1-- O CLE J. Busby B. Shantz -1% 88% Foul Flyball: 3B
t4 4-0 1 1-- O CLE C. Carrasquel B. Shantz -1% 86% Flyball: CF
Bill Harrington replaces Bobby Shantz pitching and batting 9th
t4 4-0 2 1-- O CLE E. Averill B. Harrington -1% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Herb Score facing 3-4-5
b4 0-4 0 --- O KCA J. Groth H. Score 2% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-4 1 --- O KCA G. Zernial H. Score 1% 89% Strikeout
b4 0-4 2 --- O KCA B. Renna H. Score 1% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Bill Harrington facing 9-1-2
t5 4-0 0 --- O CLE H. Score B. Harrington -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 4-0 1 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Harrington -1% 88% Flyball: RF
t5 4-0 2 --- O CLE G. Woodling B. Harrington -0% 88% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Herb Score facing 6-7-8
b5 0-4 0 --- KCA H. Lopez H. Score -3% 84% Single to P
b5 0-4 0 1-- KCA M. Baxes H. Score -6% 78% Walk; Lopez to 2B
Enos Slaughter pinch hits for Joe Astroth (C) batting 8th
b5 0-4 0 12- O KCA E. Slaughter H. Score 5% 84% Foul Flyball: C
Rance Pless pinch hits for Bill Harrington (P) batting 9th
b5 0-4 1 12- O KCA R. Pless H. Score 4% 88% Flyball: RF
b5 0-4 2 12- O KCA V. Power H. Score 4% 92% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Troy Herriage facing 3-4-5
Troy Herriage replaces Rance Pless (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Joe Ginsberg replaces Enos Slaughter (PH) playing C batting 8th
t6 4-0 0 --- O CLE R. Colavito T. Herriage -1% 91% Flyball: CF
t6 4-0 1 --- O CLE A. Rosen T. Herriage -1% 90% Lineout: 3B
t6 4-0 2 --- CLE V. Wertz T. Herriage 0% 91% Single to RF
t6 4-0 2 1-- O CLE J. Busby T. Herriage -1% 90% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Herb Score facing 2-3-4
b6 0-4 0 --- O KCA S. Jacobs H. Score 2% 92% Flyball: 3B
b6 0-4 1 --- O KCA J. Groth H. Score 1% 93% Strikeout
b6 0-4 2 --- KCA G. Zernial H. Score -1% 92% Walk
b6 0-4 2 1-- R KCA B. Renna H. Score -6% 86% Double to LF; Zernial Scores
b6 1-4 2 -2- O KCA H. Lopez H. Score 3% 89% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Troy Herriage facing 7-8-9
t7 4-1 0 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel T. Herriage -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-1 1 --- O CLE E. Averill T. Herriage -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-1 2 --- O CLE H. Score T. Herriage -1% 87% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Herb Score facing 7-8-9
b7 1-4 0 --- KCA M. Baxes H. Score -5% 82% Walk
b7 1-4 0 1-- O KCA J. Ginsberg H. Score 5% 87% Strikeout
Harry Simpson pinch hits for Troy Herriage (P) batting 9th
b7 1-4 1 1-- O KCA H. Simpson H. Score 4% 90% Flyball: SS
b7 1-4 2 1-- O KCA V. Power H. Score 3% 93% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 1.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 1-2-3
Tom Gorman replaces Harry Simpson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-1 0 --- O CLE B. Avila T. Gorman -1% 92% Strikeout
t8 4-1 1 --- CLE G. Woodling T. Gorman 1% 93% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball)
t8 4-1 1 1-- O CLE R. Colavito T. Gorman -0% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B; Woodling to 2B
t8 4-1 2 -2- O CLE A. Rosen T. Gorman -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Herb Score facing 2-3-4
b8 1-4 0 --- KCA S. Jacobs H. Score -5% 86% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
b8 1-4 0 1-- O KCA J. Groth H. Score 4% 90% Groundout: P-SS-1B; Jacobs to 2B
b8 1-4 1 -2- O KCA G. Zernial H. Score 4% 94% Groundout: P-1B
b8 1-4 2 -2- O KCA B. Renna H. Score 3% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 1.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 5-6-7
t9 4-1 0 --- R CLE V. Wertz T. Gorman 2% 98% Home Run
t9 5-1 0 --- CLE J. Busby T. Gorman 0% 99% Single to SS
t9 5-1 0 1-- OO CLE C. Carrasquel T. Gorman -1% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t9 5-1 2 --- O CLE E. Averill T. Gorman -0% 98% Foul Flyball: C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-5, Indians' Herb Score facing 6-7-8
b9 1-5 0 --- KCA H. Lopez H. Score -2% 96% Single to LF
b9 1-5 0 1-- KCA M. Baxes H. Score -7% 89% Double to LF; Lopez to 3B
b9 1-5 0 -23 RO KCA J. Ginsberg H. Score 6% 95% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Lopez Scores; Baxes to 3B
Jim Finigan pinch hits for Tom Gorman (P) batting 9th
b9 2-5 1 --3 O KCA J. Finigan H. Score 3% 98% Flyball: 2B
b9 2-5 2 --3 O KCA V. Power H. Score 2% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Athletics 2.

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