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CHW
@BAL
1
3
WSA
@KCA
7
3
CLE
@LAA
0
9
DET
@MIN
5
2
PHI
@CHC
2
1
 
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LAD
@CIN
0
2
PIT
@MLN
0
1
SFG
@STL
4
12
Tuesday, May 23, 1961,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 5,063, Time of Game: 2:11
Indians
0
21-15
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4½ GB
at Angels
9
13-21
 Won 2 
10th, 11½ GB
W: Ken McBride (4-2)
L: Jim Perry (2-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  1
Angels          1  0  0   3  4  0   1  0  X    9 11  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .354 .433 .410 .843 0.063 0.80 0.083 -0.020 0.4 0 1
   Mike de la Hoz 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jim Piersall CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .305 .348 .411 .760 -0.068 0.81 0.001 -0.069 -0.7 4 0
Tito Francona LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .305 .365 .426 .791 -0.080 0.74 0.000 -0.080 -1.1 2 0
Vic Power 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .297 .323 .421 .743 0.054 0.63 0.058 -0.004 0.0 8 0
Willie Kirkland RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .246 .312 .333 .645 -0.093 0.89 0.000 -0.093 -1.3 1 0
John Romano C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .314 .396 .504 .900 -0.061 0.50 0.002 -0.062 -0.4 5 0 2B
Woodie Held SS 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 .275 .361 .406 .767 0.009 0.59 0.027 -0.018 0.2 1 2
   Jack Kubiszyn SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.3 0 0
Bubba Phillips 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .252 .304 .381 .685 0.023 0.66 0.039 -0.016 -0.5 2 2
Jim Perry P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .125 .167 .292 -0.120 2.29 0.000 -0.120 -1.1 0 1
   Russ Heman P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.3 0 0
   Bob Hale PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .267 .250 .517 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Team Totals 31 0 3 0 5 5 36 .097 .222 .129 .351 -0.275 0.73 0.210 -0.484 -5.0 24 6
2B: J Romano (12, off K McBride).
TB: J Romano 2; J Piersall; J Temple.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
E: B Phillips (5).

Los Angeles Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ken Aspromonte 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .220 .327 .280 .607 -0.018 0.31 0.012 -0.030 -0.5 2 1
Lee Thomas RF 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .318 .375 .455 .830 -0.027 0.32 0.012 -0.039 0.0 2 0 2B
Leon Wagner LF 5 3 3 1 0 0 5 .283 .327 .598 .924 0.142 0.33 0.143 -0.001 1.3 0 0 HR
Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 2 1 0 0 1 4 .264 .337 .549 .886 0.088 0.55 0.098 -0.010 1.3 13 0
Ken Hunt CF 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .287 .370 .575 .945 0.083 0.58 0.111 -0.028 0.7 1 0 HR
Earl Averill C 3 2 1 3 1 0 4 .302 .415 .615 1.030 0.014 0.29 0.037 -0.023 2.3 5 0 HR
Gene Leek 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .288 .319 .486 .805 -0.003 0.16 0.008 -0.011 0.3 2 7
Rocky Bridges SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .217 .357 .217 .575 -0.027 0.31 0.001 -0.028 0.2 2 6
Ken McBride P 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .091 .091 .091 .182 -0.029 0.27 0.000 -0.029 -1.2 0 1
Team Totals 36 9 11 8 3 5 39 .306 .359 .583 .942 0.223 0.34 0.422 -0.199 4.5 27 15
2B: L Thomas (3, off J Perry).
HR: L Wagner (8, off J Perry, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF); K Hunt (6, off J Perry, 4th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep CF); E Averill (9, off J Perry, 5th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
TB: L Wagner 6; K Hunt 4; E Averill 4; G Leek 2; L Thomas 2; R Bridges; T Kluszewski; K Aspromonte.
RBI: E Averill 3 (24); K Hunt 3 (15); R Bridges (3); L Wagner (19).
2-out RBI: E Averill 3; R Bridges; L Wagner.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
PB: E Averill (6).
E: R Bridges (1).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Perry, L (2-3) 5 9 8 5 0 3 3 3.76 25 26 -0.223 0.53 -5.2
Russ Heman 3 2 1 1 3 2 0 4.00 14 0 0 0.000 0.01 0.7
Team Totals 8 11 9 6 3 5 3 6.75 39 26 0 0 -0.223 0.34 -4.5

Los Angeles Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken McBride, W (4-2) 9 3 0 0 5 5 0 2.52 36 81 0.277 0.73 5.0
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 5 5 0 0.00 36 81 0.277 0.73 5.0
Balks: None.
WP: K McBride 2 (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eddie Hurley, 1B - Jim Honochick, 2B - Bill Kinnamon, 3B - Red Flaherty.
Time of Game: 2:11.
Attendance: 5,063.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Los Angeles Angels
1 Johnny Temple 2B 1 Ken Aspromonte 2B
2 Jim Piersall CF 2 Lee Thomas RF
3 Tito Francona LF 3 Leon Wagner LF
4 Vic Power 1B 4 Ted Kluszewski 1B
5 Willie Kirkland RF 5 Ken Hunt CF
6 John Romano C 6 Earl Averill C
7 Woodie Held SS 7 Gene Leek 3B
8 Bubba Phillips 3B 8 Rocky Bridges SS
9 Jim Perry P 9 Ken McBride P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-0 0 1-3 RRR LAA K. Hunt J. Perry 11% 90% Home Run (Deep CF); Wagner Scores; Kluszewski Scores
b1 0-0 2 --- R LAA L. Wagner J. Perry 10% 61% Home Run (Deep RF)
t4 0-1 2 123 O CLE J. Perry K. McBride 9% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-0 0 1-- LAA T. Kluszewski J. Perry 8% 79% Single to RF; Wagner to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O CLE W. Kirkland K. McBride 5% 55% Flyball: RF

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, Angels' Ken McBride facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Temple K. McBride -3% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CLE J. Piersall K. McBride 3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- CLE T. Francona K. McBride -1% 48% Wild Pitch; Temple to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CLE T. Francona K. McBride 3% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Temple to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 CLE V. Power K. McBride -1% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O CLE W. Kirkland K. McBride 5% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Jim Perry facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O LAA K. Aspromonte J. Perry -2% 53% Lineout: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O LAA L. Thomas J. Perry -2% 51% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- R LAA L. Wagner J. Perry 10% 61% Home Run (Deep RF)
b1 1-0 2 --- O LAA T. Kluszewski J. Perry -1% 60% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 1.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Angels' Ken McBride facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- O CLE J. Romano K. McBride 3% 62% Popfly: 3B
t2 0-1 1 --- O CLE W. Held K. McBride 2% 64% Strikeout
t2 0-1 2 --- O CLE B. Phillips K. McBride 1% 65% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Jim Perry facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- O LAA K. Hunt J. Perry -2% 63% Flyball: CF
b2 1-0 1 --- O LAA E. Averill J. Perry -2% 62% Foul Flyball: 1B
b2 1-0 2 --- O LAA G. Leek J. Perry -1% 61% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Angels' Ken McBride facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O CLE J. Perry K. McBride 3% 63% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 --- CLE J. Temple K. McBride -3% 60% Single to LF
t3 0-1 1 1-- O CLE J. Piersall K. McBride 2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B; Temple to 2B
t3 0-1 2 -2- CLE T. Francona K. McBride -0% 62% Wild Pitch; Temple to 3B
t3 0-1 2 --3 O CLE T. Francona K. McBride 4% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Jim Perry facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- O LAA R. Bridges J. Perry -2% 64% Lineout: RF
b3 1-0 1 --- O LAA K. McBride J. Perry -2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- LAA K. Aspromonte J. Perry 1% 64% Single to RF
b3 1-0 2 1-- O LAA L. Thomas J. Perry -2% 62% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Angels' Ken McBride facing 4-5-6
t4 0-1 0 --- CLE V. Power K. McBride -5% 57% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t4 0-1 0 1-- O CLE W. Kirkland K. McBride 4% 61% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-1 1 1-- O CLE J. Romano K. McBride 4% 65% Strikeout
t4 0-1 2 1-- CLE W. Held K. McBride -2% 63% Walk; Kirkland to 2B
t4 0-1 2 12- CLE B. Phillips K. McBride -4% 59% Walk; Kirkland to 3B; Held to 2B
t4 0-1 2 123 O CLE J. Perry K. McBride 9% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Jim Perry facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- LAA L. Wagner J. Perry 3% 71% Single to LF
b4 1-0 0 1-- LAA T. Kluszewski J. Perry 8% 79% Single to RF; Wagner to 3B
b4 1-0 0 1-3 RRR LAA K. Hunt J. Perry 11% 90% Home Run (Deep CF); Wagner Scores; Kluszewski Scores
b4 4-0 0 --- O LAA E. Averill J. Perry -1% 90% Flyball: CF
b4 4-0 1 --- LAA G. Leek J. Perry 1% 90% Single to 3B
b4 4-0 1 1-- O LAA R. Bridges J. Perry -1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B; Leek to 2B
b4 4-0 2 -2- O LAA K. McBride J. Perry -1% 89% Popfly: 3B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 4.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Angels' Ken McBride facing 1-2-3
t5 0-4 0 --- O CLE J. Temple K. McBride 2% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-4 1 --- O CLE J. Piersall K. McBride 1% 92% Groundout: P-SS-1B
t5 0-4 2 --- O CLE T. Francona K. McBride 1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-0, Indians' Jim Perry facing 1-2-3
b5 4-0 0 --- O LAA K. Aspromonte J. Perry -1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 4-0 1 --- LAA L. Thomas J. Perry 1% 93% Double to RF
b5 4-0 1 -2- LAA L. Wagner J. Perry 1% 94% Single to 1B; Thomas to 3B
b5 4-0 1 1-3 R LAA T. Kluszewski J. Perry 2% 96% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Thomas Scores/No RBI; Wagner to 2B; Kluszewski to 1B
b5 5-0 1 12- O LAA K. Hunt J. Perry -1% 95% Popfly: 1B
b5 5-0 2 12- RRR LAA E. Averill J. Perry 4% 99% Home Run (Deep LF); Wagner Scores/unER; Kluszewski Scores/unER; Averill Scores/unER
b5 8-0 2 --- O LAA G. Leek J. Perry -0% 99% Strikeout
4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 8.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-8, Angels' Ken McBride facing 4-5-6
t6 0-8 0 --- O CLE V. Power K. McBride 0% 99% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 0-8 1 --- O CLE W. Kirkland K. McBride 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-8 2 --- CLE J. Romano K. McBride -0% 99% Double to LF
t6 0-8 2 -2- CLE W. Held K. McBride -0% 99% Passed Ball; Romano to 3B
t6 0-8 2 --3 CLE W. Held K. McBride -0% 99% Walk
t6 0-8 2 1-3 O CLE B. Phillips K. McBride 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Ahead 8-0, Indians' Russ Heman facing 8-9-1
Russ Heman replaces Jim Perry pitching and batting 9th
b6 8-0 0 --- O LAA R. Bridges R. Heman -0% 100% Popfly: 1B
b6 8-0 1 --- O LAA K. McBride R. Heman -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b6 8-0 2 --- LAA K. Aspromonte R. Heman 0% 100% Walk
b6 8-0 2 1-- LAA L. Thomas R. Heman 0% 100% Walk; Aspromonte to 2B
b6 8-0 2 12- O LAA L. Wagner R. Heman -0% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 8.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-8, Angels' Ken McBride facing 9-1-2
t7 0-8 0 --- O CLE R. Heman K. McBride 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-8 1 --- O CLE J. Temple K. McBride 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-8 2 --- CLE J. Piersall K. McBride -0% 100% Single to CF
t7 0-8 2 1-- O CLE T. Francona K. McBride 0% 100% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Ahead 8-0, Indians' Russ Heman facing 4-5-6
Mike de la Hoz replaces Johnny Temple playing 2B batting 1st
b7 8-0 0 --- O LAA T. Kluszewski R. Heman -0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b7 8-0 1 --- O LAA K. Hunt R. Heman -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b7 8-0 2 --- LAA E. Averill R. Heman 0% 100% Walk
b7 8-0 2 1-- LAA G. Leek R. Heman 0% 100% Single to CF; Averill to 3B
b7 8-0 2 1-3 R LAA R. Bridges R. Heman 0% 100% Single to CF (Short CF); Averill Scores; Leek to 3B
b7 9-0 2 1-3 O LAA K. McBride R. Heman -0% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 9.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-9, Angels' Ken McBride facing 4-5-6
t8 0-9 0 --- O CLE V. Power K. McBride 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 0-9 1 --- O CLE W. Kirkland K. McBride 0% 100% Popfly: SS
t8 0-9 2 --- O CLE J. Romano K. McBride 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Ahead 9-0, Indians' Russ Heman facing 1-2-3
Jack Kubiszyn replaces Woodie Held playing SS batting 7th
b8 9-0 0 --- O LAA K. Aspromonte R. Heman 0% 100% Popfly: 3B
b8 9-0 1 --- O LAA L. Thomas R. Heman 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 9-0 2 --- O LAA L. Wagner R. Heman 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 9.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-9, Angels' Ken McBride facing 7-8-9
t9 0-9 0 --- O CLE J. Kubiszyn K. McBride 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 0-9 1 --- O CLE B. Phillips K. McBride 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
Bob Hale pinch hits for Russ Heman (P) batting 9th
t9 0-9 2 --- O CLE B. Hale K. McBride 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Angels 9.

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