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Standings
CHW
@DET
9
0
CLE
@KCA
7
5
WSH
@NYY
5
2
SFG
@CHC
9
20
MLN
@CIN
8
9
LAD
@STL
7
6
Thursday, August 13, 1959,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 12,510, Time of Game: 2:21
Indians
7
67-47
 Won 2 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Athletics
5
53-61
 Lost 2 
6th, 16½ GB
W: Jack Harshman (3-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  3  0   0  0  0   0  4  0    7 11  0
Athletics       0  0  0   2  0  0   2  0  1    5  7  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Piersall CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .243 .309 .337 .646 -0.032 0.68 0.037 -0.069 -0.4 3 0
Vic Power 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .302 .346 .434 .780 -0.043 0.56 0.040 -0.083 -1.0 2 1 GDP
Minnie Minoso LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .304 .381 .477 .858 -0.139 1.05 0.000 -0.139 -1.4 4 0
Tito Francona 1B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .385 .424 .596 1.020 0.047 0.73 0.101 -0.055 -0.3 9 0 2B
Rocky Colavito RF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .275 .354 .552 .906 0.000 1.27 0.083 -0.082 -0.3 3 0
Jim Baxes 2B 3 2 2 2 1 1 4 .264 .330 .505 .835 0.453 1.64 0.477 -0.025 2.1 3 3 2·2B
Russ Nixon C 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .200 .250 .263 .513 0.131 0.94 0.145 -0.014 1.1 1 0
Woodie Held SS 4 1 2 4 0 0 4 .244 .309 .442 .751 0.230 1.12 0.299 -0.069 2.8 2 5 HR,2B,GDP
Jack Harshman P 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .182 .367 .318 .685 -0.005 0.53 0.029 -0.033 -0.0 0 1
Team Totals 35 7 11 7 5 3 40 .314 .400 .514 .914 0.642 0.94 1.211 -0.569 2.5 27 10
2B: J Baxes 2 (9, 2 off J Tsitouris); T Francona (15, off J Tsitouris); W Held (13, off B Grim).
HR: W Held (21, off J Tsitouris, 2nd inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
TB: W Held 6; J Baxes 4; T Francona 2; R Nixon 2; V Power; J Piersall; J Harshman; M Minoso.
GIDP: V Power (12); W Held (9).
RBI: W Held 4 (48); J Baxes 2 (29); R Nixon (24).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Baxes-W Held-T Francona; W Held-J Baxes-T Francona.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: R Colavito (1st base by J Tsitouris).

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Tuttle CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .282 .356 .388 .744 -0.088 0.87 0.000 -0.088 -0.7 2 0
Jerry Lumpe SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .320 .324 .644 -0.004 0.76 0.044 -0.048 -0.2 1 3
Dick Williams 3B 3 2 1 1 1 0 4 .280 .314 .462 .776 -0.025 1.02 0.078 -0.103 0.6 0 6 HR,GDP
Bob Cerv LF 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .274 .324 .452 .777 0.261 1.47 0.310 -0.049 2.3 1 0 HR
Ray Boone 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .274 .403 .377 .780 -0.168 1.80 0.000 -0.168 -1.0 11 3
Hal Smith C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .284 .383 .385 .767 -0.119 1.31 0.028 -0.147 -0.8 2 0 GDP
Zeke Bella RF 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 .229 .316 .329 .645 0.400 1.31 0.456 -0.055 1.4 2 1 HR
Wayne Terwilliger 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .294 .346 .370 .716 -0.057 0.76 0.000 -0.057 -0.5 6 4
John Tsitouris P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.032 0.64 0.000 -0.032 -0.3 1 1
   Bob Grim P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .167 .222 .389 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Harry Chiti PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275 .348 .450 .798 -0.027 1.05 0.000 -0.027 -0.2
   Tom Sturdivant P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 32 5 7 5 1 1 33 .219 .242 .500 .742 0.141 1.14 0.916 -0.774 0.5 27 18
HR: B Cerv (12, off J Harshman, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF); Z Bella (1, off J Harshman, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF); D Williams (12, off J Harshman, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
TB: B Cerv 6; Z Bella 4; D Williams 4; H Smith; J Lumpe.
GIDP: H Smith (4); D Williams (14).
RBI: B Cerv 2 (54); Z Bella 2 (10); D Williams (58).
2-out RBI: Z Bella 2.
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Lumpe-W Terwilliger-R Boone; W Terwilliger-R Boone.
PB: H Smith (1).
Outfield Assists: Z Bella (M Minoso at 2nd base).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Harshman, W (3-9) 9 7 5 5 1 1 3 6.27 33 53 -0.142 1.14 -0.5
Team Totals 9 7 5 5 1 1 3 5.00 33 53 -0.142 1.14 -0.5

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Tsitouris, L (1-2) 7.1 9 7 7 5 3 1 4.40 34 30 -0.601 1.05 -2.5
Bob Grim 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.22 3 1 1 -0.049 0.49 -0.5
Tom Sturdivant 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.69 3 0 0 0.008 0.05 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 7 7 5 3 1 7.00 40 30 1 1 -0.642 0.94 -2.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Tsitouris (1; R Colavito, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Umont, 1B - Charlie Berry, 2B - Jim Honochick, 3B - Red Flaherty.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: 12,510.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Athletics
1 Jim Piersall CF 1 Bill Tuttle CF
2 Vic Power 3B 2 Jerry Lumpe SS
3 Minnie Minoso LF 3 Dick Williams 3B
4 Tito Francona 1B 4 Bob Cerv LF
5 Rocky Colavito RF 5 Ray Boone 1B
6 Jim Baxes 2B 6 Hal Smith C
7 Russ Nixon C 7 Zeke Bella RF
8 Woodie Held SS 8 Wayne Terwilliger 2B
9 Jack Harshman P 9 John Tsitouris P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 2-3 2 1-- RR KCA Z. Bella J. Harshman -46% 24% Home Run (Deep LF); Smith Scores
t8 3-4 1 12- RR CLE J. Baxes J. Tsitouris 43% 77% Double to LF; Francona Scores; Colavito Scores
t2 0-0 1 12- RRR CLE W. Held J. Tsitouris 23% 77% Home Run (Deep LF); Baxes Scores; Nixon Scores
b4 0-3 1 1-- RR KCA B. Cerv J. Harshman -18% 61% Home Run (Deep LF); Williams Scores
b9 5-7 1 1-- OO KCA H. Smith J. Harshman 11% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B

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' John Tsitouris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Piersall J. Tsitouris -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- CLE V. Power J. Tsitouris 2% 50% Strikeout, Passed Ball; Power to 1B
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CLE M. Minoso J. Tsitouris -3% 47% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CLE T. Francona J. Tsitouris -2% 45% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Jack Harshman facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCA B. Tuttle J. Harshman 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCA J. Lumpe J. Harshman 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCA D. Williams J. Harshman 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' John Tsitouris facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- CLE R. Colavito J. Tsitouris 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- O CLE J. Baxes J. Tsitouris -6% 48% Colavito Picked off 1B (P-1B-2B)
t2 0-0 1 --- CLE J. Baxes J. Tsitouris 4% 52% Double to LF
t2 0-0 1 -2- CLE R. Nixon J. Tsitouris 2% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 1 12- RRR CLE W. Held J. Tsitouris 23% 77% Home Run (Deep LF); Baxes Scores; Nixon Scores
t2 3-0 1 --- CLE J. Harshman J. Tsitouris 1% 78% Walk
t2 3-0 1 1-- O CLE J. Piersall J. Tsitouris -2% 77% Flyball: RF
t2 3-0 2 1-- CLE V. Power J. Tsitouris 2% 78% Single to LF; Harshman to 3B
t2 3-0 2 1-3 O CLE M. Minoso J. Tsitouris -3% 75% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Jack Harshman facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- KCA B. Cerv J. Harshman -4% 72% Single to CF
b2 0-3 0 1-- O KCA R. Boone J. Harshman 3% 75% Strikeout
b2 0-3 1 1-- O KCA H. Smith J. Harshman 3% 78% Flyball: RF
b2 0-3 2 1-- O KCA Z. Bella J. Harshman 2% 80% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' John Tsitouris facing 4-5-6
t3 3-0 0 --- O CLE T. Francona J. Tsitouris -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 3-0 1 --- O CLE R. Colavito J. Tsitouris -1% 78% Flyball: CF
t3 3-0 2 --- CLE J. Baxes J. Tsitouris 1% 78% Walk
t3 3-0 2 1-- O CLE R. Nixon J. Tsitouris -1% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Jack Harshman facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- O KCA W. Terwilliger J. Harshman 2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-3 1 --- O KCA J. Tsitouris J. Harshman 2% 81% Foul Flyball: 1B
b3 0-3 2 --- O KCA B. Tuttle J. Harshman 1% 82% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' John Tsitouris facing 8-9-1
t4 3-0 0 --- O CLE W. Held J. Tsitouris -1% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 3-0 1 --- CLE J. Harshman J. Tsitouris 1% 82% Single to RF
t4 3-0 1 1-- CLE J. Piersall J. Tsitouris 4% 86% Single to RF; Harshman to 3B
t4 3-0 1 1-3 OO CLE V. Power J. Tsitouris -7% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Jack Harshman facing 2-3-4
b4 0-3 0 --- O KCA J. Lumpe J. Harshman 2% 81% Flyball: LF
b4 0-3 1 --- KCA D. Williams J. Harshman -3% 79% Walk
b4 0-3 1 1-- RR KCA B. Cerv J. Harshman -18% 61% Home Run (Deep LF); Williams Scores
b4 2-3 1 --- O KCA R. Boone J. Harshman 2% 63% Popfly: SS
b4 2-3 2 --- O KCA H. Smith J. Harshman 1% 64% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 2.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Athletics' John Tsitouris facing 3-4-5
t5 3-2 0 --- O CLE M. Minoso J. Tsitouris -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-2 1 --- O CLE T. Francona J. Tsitouris -2% 60% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 3-2 2 --- O CLE R. Colavito J. Tsitouris -1% 59% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Jack Harshman facing 7-8-9
b5 2-3 0 --- O KCA Z. Bella J. Harshman 3% 62% Flyball: CF
b5 2-3 1 --- O KCA W. Terwilliger J. Harshman 2% 65% Flyball: RF
b5 2-3 2 --- O KCA J. Tsitouris J. Harshman 2% 66% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 2.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Athletics' John Tsitouris facing 6-7-8
t6 3-2 0 --- O CLE J. Baxes J. Tsitouris -2% 64% Strikeout
t6 3-2 1 --- CLE R. Nixon J. Tsitouris 3% 67% Single to CF
t6 3-2 1 1-- OO CLE W. Held J. Tsitouris -6% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Jack Harshman facing 1-2-3
b6 2-3 0 --- O KCA B. Tuttle J. Harshman 4% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-3 1 --- KCA J. Lumpe J. Harshman -4% 60% Single to 2B
b6 2-3 1 1-- OO KCA D. Williams J. Harshman 9% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 2.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Athletics' John Tsitouris facing 9-1-2
t7 3-2 0 --- O CLE J. Harshman J. Tsitouris -2% 67% Flyball: RF
t7 3-2 1 --- O CLE J. Piersall J. Tsitouris -2% 65% Flyball: LF
t7 3-2 2 --- O CLE V. Power J. Tsitouris -1% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Jack Harshman facing 4-5-6
b7 2-3 0 --- O KCA B. Cerv J. Harshman 5% 69% Groundout: P-1B
b7 2-3 1 --- O KCA R. Boone J. Harshman 3% 72% Flyball: LF
b7 2-3 2 --- KCA H. Smith J. Harshman -3% 70% Single to LF
b7 2-3 2 1-- RR KCA Z. Bella J. Harshman -46% 24% Home Run (Deep LF); Smith Scores
b7 4-3 2 --- O KCA W. Terwilliger J. Harshman 1% 25% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 4.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Athletics' John Tsitouris facing 3-4-5
t8 3-4 0 --- O CLE M. Minoso J. Tsitouris -5% 20% Strikeout
t8 3-4 1 --- CLE T. Francona J. Tsitouris 10% 30% Double to CF
t8 3-4 1 -2- CLE R. Colavito J. Tsitouris 5% 34% Walk
t8 3-4 1 12- RR CLE J. Baxes J. Tsitouris 43% 77% Double to LF; Francona Scores; Colavito Scores
t8 5-4 1 -2- R CLE R. Nixon J. Tsitouris 10% 87% Single to RF; Baxes Scores
Bob Grim replaces John Tsitouris pitching and batting 9th
t8 6-4 1 1-- R CLE W. Held B. Grim 7% 94% Double to LF; Nixon Scores
t8 7-4 1 -2- O CLE J. Harshman B. Grim -1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Held to 3B
t8 7-4 2 --3 O CLE J. Piersall B. Grim -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 7, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-7, Indians' Jack Harshman facing 9-1-2
Harry Chiti pinch hits for Bob Grim (P) batting 9th
b8 4-7 0 --- O KCA H. Chiti J. Harshman 3% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 4-7 1 --- O KCA B. Tuttle J. Harshman 2% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-7 2 --- O KCA J. Lumpe J. Harshman 1% 97% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 7, Athletics 4.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 7-4, Athletics' Tom Sturdivant facing 2-3-4
Tom Sturdivant replaces Harry Chiti (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 7-4 0 --- O CLE V. Power T. Sturdivant -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 7-4 1 --- O CLE M. Minoso T. Sturdivant -0% 96% Single to RF; Minoso out at 2B/RF-SS
t9 7-4 2 --- O CLE T. Francona T. Sturdivant -0% 96% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 7, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-7, Indians' Jack Harshman facing 3-4-5
b9 4-7 0 --- R KCA D. Williams J. Harshman -5% 91% Home Run (Deep LF)
b9 5-7 0 --- KCA B. Cerv J. Harshman -9% 82% Single to LF
b9 5-7 0 1-- O KCA R. Boone J. Harshman 8% 89% Flyball: CF
b9 5-7 1 1-- OO KCA H. Smith J. Harshman 11% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 7, Athletics 5.

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