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BOS
@BAL
7
6
CHW
@CLE
2
5
CHW
@CLE
13
2
DET
@KCA
5
0
WSH
@NYY
1
3
PHI
@BRO
5
6
MLN
@CHC
4
8
NYG
@PIT
3
6
CIN
@STL
1
4
Friday, June 29, 1956,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 10,102, Time of Game: 3:22
Tigers
5
29-36
 Won 2 
6th, 13½ GB
at Athletics
0
25-43
 Lost 5 
8th, 19 GB
W: Billy Hoeft (9-5)
L: Tom Lasorda (0-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  2   1  0  2    5  9  0
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  2

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harvey Kuenn SS 3 0 0 0 2 1 5 .352 .415 .507 .922 0.007 0.65 0.052 -0.045 -0.3 1 1
   Buddy Hicks SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .271 .267 .537 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Jim Brideweser 2B 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .192 .294 .232 .526 -0.012 0.97 0.065 -0.077 0.1 4 6
Charlie Maxwell LF 4 2 3 4 1 0 5 .365 .443 .680 1.122 0.272 0.89 0.299 -0.026 3.8 1 0 2·HR
Al Kaline RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .272 .330 .437 .766 0.024 0.78 0.127 -0.103 -0.0 4 0 HR
Bob Kennedy 3B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .208 .321 .302 .624 -0.035 0.82 0.041 -0.076 -0.4 0 2
Jack Phillips 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .286 .350 .374 .724 0.022 1.00 0.075 -0.053 -0.2 9 0 2B
Bill Tuttle CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .238 .310 .366 .676 -0.118 1.05 0.012 -0.130 -1.1 3 0 GDP
Red Wilson C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .242 .314 .355 .669 -0.113 0.81 0.000 -0.113 -1.5 5 0 GDP
Billy Hoeft P 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .206 .325 .294 .619 -0.028 0.66 0.024 -0.051 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 36 5 9 5 5 5 41 .250 .341 .528 .869 0.019 0.85 0.695 -0.674 0.3 27 10
2B: J Phillips (5, off T Lasorda).
HR: C Maxwell 2 (15, 1 off T Lasorda, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF, 1 off T Gorman, 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); A Kaline (9, off T Lasorda, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: C Maxwell 9; A Kaline 5; J Phillips 3; B Hoeft; J Brideweser.
GIDP: B Tuttle (10); R Wilson (1).
RBI: C Maxwell 4 (33); A Kaline (40).
2-out RBI: C Maxwell.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Kennedy-J Brideweser-J Phillips; B Hicks-J Brideweser-J Phillips.

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 0 0 0 0 0 4 .296 .337 .435 .772 -0.083 0.81 0.000 -0.083 -0.8 11 0
Jim Finigan 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .234 .327 .327 .654 0.008 0.55 0.039 -0.031 0.4 1 2
Lou Skizas LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .158 .200 .158 .358 -0.120 0.84 0.000 -0.120 -1.7 1 0 2·GDP
Harry Simpson RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .307 .342 .540 .883 0.005 0.71 0.047 -0.042 0.1 4 0
Tim Thompson C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .329 .365 .425 .790 -0.047 0.75 0.015 -0.062 -0.6 6 0
Johnny Groth CF 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .243 .329 .429 .758 0.060 0.95 0.072 -0.011 0.5 1 0
Joe DeMaestri SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .232 .282 .303 .585 -0.083 1.74 0.000 -0.083 -0.7 0 5
   Gus Zernial PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .232 .330 .457 .787 -0.052 1.97 0.000 -0.052 -0.4
   Mike Baxes SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .344 .255 .599 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Clete Boyer 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .188 .250 .250 .500 -0.104 1.34 0.000 -0.104 -0.9 3 6
Tom Lasorda P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .091 .182 -0.048 0.93 0.000 -0.048 -0.4 0 0
   Bobby Shantz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Hector Lopez PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .289 .369 .492 .861 -0.017 0.68 0.000 -0.017 -0.2
   Tom Gorman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .056 .150 .056 .206 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 0 5 0 2 5 32 .167 .219 .167 .385 -0.481 0.92 0.173 -0.653 -4.7 27 14
TB: J Finigan 2; T Thompson; J Groth; H Simpson.
GIDP: L Skizas 2 (3).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. J DeMaestri-C Boyer-V Power; J Finigan-C Boyer-V Power.
E: J DeMaestri 2 (13).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Billy Hoeft, W (9-5) 9 5 0 0 2 5 0 3.58 32 80 0.481 0.92 4.7
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 2 5 0 0.00 32 80 0.481 0.92 4.7

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Lasorda, L (0-4) 6.2 6 3 3 5 4 2 5.72 30 49 -0.020 1.04 0.4
Bobby Shantz 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.18 6 1 0 0.027 0.48 0.8
Tom Gorman 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 4.31 5 0 0 -0.027 0.09 -1.5
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 5 5 3 5.00 41 49 1 0 -0.020 0.85 -0.3
Balks: None.
WP: T Lasorda (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Umont, 1B - Charlie Berry, 2B - Jim Honochick, 3B - Larry Napp.
Time of Game: 3:22.
Attendance: 10,102.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Kansas City Athletics
1 Harvey Kuenn SS 1 Vic Power 1B
2 Jim Brideweser 2B 2 Jim Finigan 3B
3 Charlie Maxwell LF 3 Lou Skizas LF
4 Al Kaline RF 4 Harry Simpson RF
5 Bob Kennedy 3B 5 Tim Thompson C
6 Jack Phillips 1B 6 Johnny Groth CF
7 Bill Tuttle CF 7 Joe DeMaestri SS
8 Red Wilson C 8 Clete Boyer 2B
9 Billy Hoeft P 9 Tom Lasorda P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-0 0 --- R DET C. Maxwell T. Lasorda 16% 66% Home Run
t6 1-0 0 --- R DET A. Kaline T. Lasorda 12% 78% Home Run
t4 0-0 1 12- OO DET B. Tuttle T. Lasorda -11% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t7 2-0 2 -2- R DET C. Maxwell T. Lasorda 8% 88% Single to CF; Hoeft Scores
t1 0-0 1 -23 O DET A. Kaline T. Lasorda -7% 51% Popfly: 3B

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' Tom Lasorda facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- DET H. Kuenn T. Lasorda 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O DET J. Brideweser T. Lasorda -3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- DET C. Maxwell T. Lasorda 3% 54% Walk; Brideweser to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- DET A. Kaline T. Lasorda 5% 58% Wild Pitch; Maxwell to 2B; Brideweser to 3B
t1 0-0 1 -23 O DET A. Kaline T. Lasorda -7% 51% Popfly: 3B
t1 0-0 2 -23 O DET B. Kennedy T. Lasorda -6% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCA V. Power B. Hoeft 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCA J. Finigan B. Hoeft 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCA L. Skizas B. Hoeft 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Tom Lasorda facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET J. Phillips T. Lasorda -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle T. Lasorda -2% 46% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O DET R. Wilson T. Lasorda -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCA H. Simpson B. Hoeft 2% 47% Flyball: 1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCA T. Thompson B. Hoeft 2% 49% Popfly: 2B
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCA J. Groth B. Hoeft 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Tom Lasorda facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O DET B. Hoeft T. Lasorda -3% 47% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O DET H. Kuenn T. Lasorda -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- DET J. Brideweser T. Lasorda 1% 47% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t3 0-0 2 1-- O DET C. Maxwell T. Lasorda -3% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri B. Hoeft 3% 47% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 1 --- O KCA C. Boyer B. Hoeft 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 2 --- O KCA T. Lasorda B. Hoeft 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Tom Lasorda facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Kaline T. Lasorda -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 1 --- DET B. Kennedy T. Lasorda 3% 50% Walk
t4 0-0 1 1-- DET J. Phillips T. Lasorda 4% 54% Single to CF; Kennedy to 2B
t4 0-0 1 12- OO DET B. Tuttle T. Lasorda -11% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- O KCA V. Power B. Hoeft 3% 47% Flyball: RF
b4 0-0 1 --- KCA J. Finigan B. Hoeft -3% 44% Single to CF
b4 0-0 1 1-- OO KCA L. Skizas B. Hoeft 6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Tom Lasorda facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- O DET R. Wilson T. Lasorda -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t5 0-0 1 --- O DET B. Hoeft T. Lasorda -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- DET H. Kuenn T. Lasorda 2% 46% Walk
t5 0-0 2 1-- O DET J. Brideweser T. Lasorda -3% 43% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 4-5-6
b5 0-0 0 --- KCA H. Simpson B. Hoeft -5% 39% Walk
b5 0-0 0 1-- O KCA T. Thompson B. Hoeft 4% 43% Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-0 1 1-- KCA J. Groth B. Hoeft -5% 39% Walk; Thompson to 2B
b5 0-0 1 12- O KCA J. DeMaestri B. Hoeft 6% 44% Popfly: 2B
b5 0-0 2 12- O KCA C. Boyer B. Hoeft 6% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Tom Lasorda facing 3-4-5
t6 0-0 0 --- R DET C. Maxwell T. Lasorda 16% 66% Home Run
t6 1-0 0 --- R DET A. Kaline T. Lasorda 12% 78% Home Run
t6 2-0 0 --- O DET B. Kennedy T. Lasorda -2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-0 1 --- DET J. Phillips T. Lasorda 3% 79% Double to CF
t6 2-0 1 -2- DET B. Tuttle T. Lasorda 1% 80% Walk
t6 2-0 1 12- OO DET R. Wilson T. Lasorda -7% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 9-1-2
b6 0-2 0 --- O KCA T. Lasorda B. Hoeft 4% 77% Flyball: RF
b6 0-2 1 --- O KCA V. Power B. Hoeft 2% 80% Flyball: CF
b6 0-2 2 --- O KCA J. Finigan B. Hoeft 2% 81% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Tom Lasorda facing 9-1-2
t7 2-0 0 --- DET B. Hoeft T. Lasorda 2% 84% Single to CF
t7 2-0 0 1-- O DET H. Kuenn T. Lasorda -2% 81% Strikeout
t7 2-0 1 1-- O DET J. Brideweser T. Lasorda -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B; Hoeft to 2B
t7 2-0 2 -2- R DET C. Maxwell T. Lasorda 8% 88% Single to CF; Hoeft Scores
Bobby Shantz replaces Tom Lasorda pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-0 2 1-- DET A. Kaline B. Shantz 1% 89% Single to LF; Maxwell to 2B
t7 3-0 2 12- DET B. Kennedy B. Shantz 1% 90% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Kaline to 2B; Maxwell to 3B
t7 3-0 2 123 O DET J. Phillips B. Shantz -3% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Tigers 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 3-4-5
b7 0-3 0 --- O KCA L. Skizas B. Hoeft 3% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 0-3 1 --- O KCA H. Simpson B. Hoeft 2% 92% Flyball: 1B
b7 0-3 2 --- KCA T. Thompson B. Hoeft -1% 90% Single to RF
b7 0-3 2 1-- KCA J. Groth B. Hoeft -3% 88% Single to LF; Thompson to 2B
Gus Zernial pinch hits for Joe DeMaestri (SS) batting 7th
b7 0-3 2 12- O KCA G. Zernial B. Hoeft 5% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 7-8-9
Mike Baxes replaces Gus Zernial (PH) playing SS batting 7th
t8 3-0 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle B. Shantz -1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 3-0 1 --- O DET R. Wilson B. Shantz -1% 91% Flyball: RF
t8 3-0 2 --- O DET B. Hoeft B. Shantz -0% 91% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 8-9-1
b8 0-3 0 --- O KCA C. Boyer B. Hoeft 3% 94% Foul Flyball: LF
Hector Lopez pinch hits for Bobby Shantz (P) batting 9th
b8 0-3 1 --- O KCA H. Lopez B. Hoeft 2% 96% Strikeout
b8 0-3 2 --- O KCA V. Power B. Hoeft 1% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 1-2-3
Tom Gorman replaces Hector Lopez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-0 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn T. Gorman -0% 96% Flyball: RF
t9 3-0 1 --- DET J. Brideweser T. Gorman 0% 97% Single to RF
t9 3-0 1 1-- RR DET C. Maxwell T. Gorman 3% 99% Home Run; Brideweser Scores
t9 5-0 1 --- O DET A. Kaline T. Gorman -0% 99% Foul Flyball: C
t9 5-0 2 --- O DET B. Kennedy T. Gorman -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-5, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 2-3-4
Buddy Hicks replaces Harvey Kuenn playing SS batting 1st
b9 0-5 0 --- KCA J. Finigan B. Hoeft -1% 98% Single to CF
b9 0-5 0 1-- OO KCA L. Skizas B. Hoeft 2% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b9 0-5 2 --- KCA H. Simpson B. Hoeft -0% 100% Single to LF
b9 0-5 2 1-- O KCA T. Thompson B. Hoeft 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Athletics 0.

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