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Standings
CLE
@BAL
5
4
KCA
@LAA
4
6
BOS
@MIN
1
5
DET
@NYY
0
1
CHW
@WSA
3
2
CHW
@WSA
1
5
SFG
@CHC
4
3
 
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LAD
@MLN
4
3
PIT
@STL
4
8
Friday, September 1, 1961,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 1,646, Time of Game: 2:39
Athletics
4
48-86
 Lost 1 
10th, 40½ GB
at Angels
6
59-76
 Won 1 
8th, 30 GB
W: Tom Morgan (7-2)
L: Norm Bass (7-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  1  1   0  2  0   0  0  0    4 10  0
Angels          0  0  0   5  1  0   0  0  X    6 10  1

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick Howser SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .277 .384 .359 .744 -0.029 1.02 0.071 -0.100 -0.5 2 5
Bobby Del Greco CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .233 .311 .333 .645 -0.169 1.30 0.000 -0.169 -1.6 0 0
Deron Johnson RF 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .211 .246 .372 .618 -0.012 0.97 0.100 -0.112 -0.0 0 0 HR
Norm Siebern 1B 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .288 .372 .468 .840 0.013 0.77 0.072 -0.060 0.2 8 0
Jerry Lumpe 2B 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .288 .343 .380 .723 0.175 1.23 0.237 -0.062 1.9 1 2
Wayne Causey 3B 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .269 .330 .393 .722 0.173 1.38 0.219 -0.046 1.8 2 1 3B
Leo Posada LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .262 .325 .383 .708 0.030 1.54 0.101 -0.071 0.4 1 0
Haywood Sullivan C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .252 .333 .367 .701 -0.197 1.47 0.049 -0.246 -1.5 10 0 2B,GDP
Norm Bass P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .095 .116 .167 .283 -0.105 1.12 0.000 -0.105 -1.3 0 2
   Bill Fischer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Nuxhall P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .298 .355 .421 .776 -0.060 1.14 0.000 -0.060 -0.4 0 1
Team Totals 36 4 10 2 5 8 41 .278 .366 .444 .810 -0.181 1.19 0.849 -1.031 -1.0 24 11
2B: H Sullivan (15, off E Grba).
3B: W Causey (1, off E Grba).
HR: D Johnson (7, off E Grba, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep CF).
TB: D Johnson 4; J Lumpe 3; W Causey 3; H Sullivan 2; N Siebern 2; L Posada; D Howser.
GIDP: H Sullivan (8).
RBI: D Johnson (27); W Causey (39).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 10.

Los Angeles Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Albie Pearson CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .286 .417 .408 .825 -0.043 0.60 0.004 -0.047 -0.5 2 0
   Ken Hunt CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .319 .466 .785 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Tom Satriano 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .097 .200 .226 .426 -0.079 0.75 0.000 -0.079 -0.9 0 1
Leon Wagner LF 3 1 1 0 1 2 4 .266 .336 .480 .816 0.021 0.54 0.045 -0.024 0.1 4 0
Steve Bilko 1B 4 2 2 1 0 2 4 .297 .411 .568 .978 0.129 0.76 0.160 -0.030 0.9 6 0 HR
Lee Thomas RF 4 1 4 1 0 0 4 .275 .353 .461 .814 0.202 1.00 0.202 0.000 2.1 3 0
George Thomas 3B 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .289 .335 .471 .805 0.020 1.20 0.084 -0.064 -0.2 0 1
Joe Koppe SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .253 .333 .363 .696 0.042 1.05 0.115 -0.073 0.4 1 1
Ed Sadowski C 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .245 .297 .413 .709 0.069 0.92 0.130 -0.061 0.9 10 0 2B,CS
Eli Grba P 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .189 .241 .321 .562 -0.013 0.88 0.006 -0.019 -0.3 0 0 SF
   Tom Morgan P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .182 .100 .282 -0.029 0.56 0.000 -0.029 -0.9 0 2
Team Totals 31 6 10 6 4 9 36 .323 .389 .452 .841 0.319 0.84 0.746 -0.426 1.5 27 5
2B: E Sadowski (12, off B Fischer).
HR: S Bilko (18, off J Nuxhall, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep CF).
SF: E Grba (1, off B Fischer).
TB: S Bilko 5; L Thomas 4; E Sadowski 2; J Koppe; L Wagner; G Thomas.
RBI: E Grba (10); J Koppe (31); S Bilko (56); E Sadowski (12); L Thomas (48); G Thomas (41).
2-out RBI: S Bilko.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Satriano-J Koppe-S Bilko.
E: L Thomas (10).
Baserunning
CS: E Sadowski (2, 3rd base by J Nuxhall/H Sullivan).
Pickoffs: J Koppe (1st base by N Bass).

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Norm Bass, L (7-10) 3.1 6 5 5 1 2 0 5.31 16 29 -0.223 1.19 -1.7
Bill Fischer 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.43 3 2 2 -0.133 1.13 -1.5
Joe Nuxhall 4.1 3 1 1 2 7 1 5.33 17 2 0 0.036 0.47 1.7
Team Totals 8 10 6 6 4 9 1 6.75 36 29 4 2 -0.320 0.84 -1.5

Los Angeles Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Eli Grba 4.1 7 4 4 5 4 1 3.99 25 32 -0.291 1.14 -2.4
Tom Morgan, W (7-2) 4.2 3 0 0 0 4 0 2.43 16 2 0 0.471 1.26 3.5
Team Totals 9 10 4 4 5 8 1 4.00 41 32 2 0 0.180 1.19 1.0
Balks: None.
WP: E Grba (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: N Bass (1; J Koppe, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Kinnamon, 1B - Eddie Hurley, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - Jim Honochick.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: 1,646.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 79° F, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Athletics         Los Angeles Angels
1 Dick Howser SS 1 Albie Pearson CF
2 Bobby Del Greco CF 2 Tom Satriano 2B
3 Deron Johnson RF 3 Leon Wagner LF
4 Norm Siebern 1B 4 Steve Bilko 1B
5 Jerry Lumpe 2B 5 Lee Thomas RF
6 Wayne Causey 3B 6 George Thomas 3B
7 Leo Posada LF 7 Joe Koppe SS
8 Haywood Sullivan C 8 Ed Sadowski C
9 Norm Bass P 9 Eli Grba P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 4-5 1 1-3 OO KCA H. Sullivan T. Morgan 16% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t5 3-5 1 -2- R KCA W. Causey E. Grba -15% 57% Triple to CF (Deep CF-RF); Lumpe Scores
b4 0-2 1 12- R LAA L. Thomas N. Bass 15% 52% Single to CF; Wagner Scores; Bilko to 3B
b4 3-2 1 12- R LAA E. Sadowski B. Fischer 12% 84% Double to LF; Thomas Scores; Koppe to 3B
b5 5-4 2 --- R LAA S. Bilko J. Nuxhall 11% 78% Home Run (Deep CF)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Eli Grba facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCA D. Howser E. Grba -3% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O KCA B. Del Greco E. Grba 3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O KCA D. Johnson E. Grba 3% 53% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- O KCA N. Siebern E. Grba 2% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O LAA A. Pearson N. Bass -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O LAA T. Satriano N. Bass -2% 51% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- LAA L. Wagner N. Bass 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O LAA S. Bilko N. Bass -2% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Angels 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Eli Grba facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- KCA J. Lumpe E. Grba -4% 46% Single to CF
t2 0-0 0 1-- KCA W. Causey E. Grba -6% 41% Walk; Lumpe to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- KCA L. Posada E. Grba -7% 34% Single to RF; Lumpe to 3B; Causey to 2B
t2 0-0 0 123 R KCA H. Sullivan E. Grba -6% 28% Wild Pitch; Lumpe Scores; Causey to 3B; Posada to 2B
t2 1-0 0 -23 O KCA H. Sullivan E. Grba 5% 32% Strikeout
t2 1-0 1 -23 O KCA N. Bass E. Grba 7% 40% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-0 2 -23 O KCA D. Howser E. Grba 6% 45% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- LAA L. Thomas N. Bass 4% 49% Single to LF
b2 0-1 0 1-- O LAA G. Thomas N. Bass -4% 45% Foul Flyball: 1B
b2 0-1 1 1-- O LAA J. Koppe N. Bass -3% 42% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-1 2 1-- O LAA E. Sadowski N. Bass -3% 39% Koppe Picked off 1B (P-2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Angels 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Angels' Eli Grba facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- O KCA B. Del Greco E. Grba 2% 42% Popfly: 1B
t3 1-0 1 --- R KCA D. Johnson E. Grba -10% 32% Home Run (Deep CF)
t3 2-0 1 --- KCA N. Siebern E. Grba -2% 30% Walk
t3 2-0 1 1-- O KCA J. Lumpe E. Grba 2% 32% Popfly: C
t3 2-0 2 1-- KCA W. Causey E. Grba -2% 31% Walk; Siebern to 2B
t3 2-0 2 12- O KCA L. Posada E. Grba 4% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O LAA E. Sadowski N. Bass -3% 31% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-2 1 --- O LAA E. Grba N. Bass -2% 29% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O LAA A. Pearson N. Bass -1% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Angels 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Angels' Eli Grba facing 8-9-1
t4 2-0 0 --- KCA H. Sullivan E. Grba -5% 23% Double to LF
t4 2-0 0 -2- O KCA N. Bass E. Grba 3% 27% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t4 2-0 1 -2- O KCA D. Howser E. Grba 3% 30% Foul Flyball: C
t4 2-0 2 -2- O KCA B. Del Greco E. Grba 3% 32% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- O LAA T. Satriano N. Bass -3% 29% Lineout: 3B
b4 0-2 1 --- LAA L. Wagner N. Bass 3% 33% Single to RF
b4 0-2 1 1-- LAA S. Bilko N. Bass 5% 37% Single to CF; Wagner to 2B
b4 0-2 1 12- R LAA L. Thomas N. Bass 15% 52% Single to CF; Wagner Scores; Bilko to 3B
b4 1-2 1 1-3 R LAA G. Thomas N. Bass 8% 61% Single to CF (Deep LF-CF); Bilko Scores; Thomas to 2B
b4 2-2 1 12- R LAA J. Koppe N. Bass 11% 71% Single to CF; Thomas Scores; Thomas to 2B
Bill Fischer replaces Norm Bass pitching and batting 9th
b4 3-2 1 12- R LAA E. Sadowski B. Fischer 12% 84% Double to LF; Thomas Scores; Koppe to 3B
b4 4-2 1 -23 RO LAA E. Grba B. Fischer 1% 84% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Koppe Scores
b4 5-2 2 -2- LAA A. Pearson B. Fischer 0% 85% Walk
Joe Nuxhall replaces Bill Fischer pitching and batting 9th
b4 5-2 2 12- O LAA T. Satriano J. Nuxhall -2% 82% Sadowski Caught Stealing 3B (P-3B-SS)
5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Angels 5.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-5, Angels' Eli Grba facing 3-4-5
t5 2-5 0 --- O KCA D. Johnson E. Grba 2% 85% Flyball: LF
t5 2-5 1 --- KCA N. Siebern E. Grba -3% 82% Single to RF
t5 2-5 1 1-- R KCA J. Lumpe E. Grba -10% 72% Single to RF; Siebern Scores/Adv on E9 (throw)/No RBI; Lumpe to 2B
t5 3-5 1 -2- R KCA W. Causey E. Grba -15% 57% Triple to CF (Deep CF-RF); Lumpe Scores
t5 4-5 1 --3 KCA L. Posada E. Grba -3% 54% Walk
Tom Morgan replaces Eli Grba pitching and batting 9th
t5 4-5 1 1-3 OO KCA H. Sullivan T. Morgan 16% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Angels 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Ahead 5-4, Athletics' Joe Nuxhall facing 2-3-4
b5 5-4 0 --- O LAA T. Satriano J. Nuxhall -2% 68% Strikeout
b5 5-4 1 --- O LAA L. Wagner J. Nuxhall -2% 66% Strikeout
b5 5-4 2 --- R LAA S. Bilko J. Nuxhall 11% 78% Home Run (Deep CF)
b5 6-4 2 --- LAA L. Thomas J. Nuxhall 1% 78% Single to CF
b5 6-4 2 1-- O LAA G. Thomas J. Nuxhall -2% 77% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Angels 6.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-6, Angels' Tom Morgan facing 9-1-2
t6 4-6 0 --- O KCA J. Nuxhall T. Morgan 3% 80% Flyball: LF
t6 4-6 1 --- KCA D. Howser T. Morgan -4% 76% Single to CF
t6 4-6 1 1-- O KCA B. Del Greco T. Morgan 4% 81% Flyball: LF
t6 4-6 2 1-- O KCA D. Johnson T. Morgan 3% 84% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Angels 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Ahead 6-4, Athletics' Joe Nuxhall facing 7-8-9
b6 6-4 0 --- O LAA J. Koppe J. Nuxhall -1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 6-4 1 --- O LAA E. Sadowski J. Nuxhall -1% 81% Foul Flyball: C
b6 6-4 2 --- O LAA T. Morgan J. Nuxhall -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Angels 6.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-6, Angels' Tom Morgan facing 4-5-6
t7 4-6 0 --- O KCA N. Siebern T. Morgan 4% 84% Flyball: RF
t7 4-6 1 --- KCA J. Lumpe T. Morgan -4% 80% Single to CF
t7 4-6 1 1-- O KCA W. Causey T. Morgan 5% 85% Flyball: CF
t7 4-6 2 1-- O KCA L. Posada T. Morgan 4% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Angels 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Ahead 6-4, Athletics' Joe Nuxhall facing 1-2-3
b7 6-4 0 --- O LAA A. Pearson J. Nuxhall -1% 87% Popfly: 3B
b7 6-4 1 --- O LAA T. Satriano J. Nuxhall -1% 86% Popfly: SS
b7 6-4 2 --- O LAA L. Wagner J. Nuxhall -1% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Angels 6.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-6, Angels' Tom Morgan facing 8-9-1
t8 4-6 0 --- O KCA H. Sullivan T. Morgan 4% 89% Groundout: P-1B
t8 4-6 1 --- O KCA J. Nuxhall T. Morgan 3% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 4-6 2 --- O KCA D. Howser T. Morgan 2% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Angels 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Ahead 6-4, Athletics' Joe Nuxhall facing 4-5-6
b8 6-4 0 --- O LAA S. Bilko J. Nuxhall -1% 93% Strikeout
b8 6-4 1 --- LAA L. Thomas J. Nuxhall 1% 93% Single to RF
b8 6-4 1 1-- O LAA G. Thomas J. Nuxhall -1% 93% Strikeout
b8 6-4 2 1-- LAA J. Koppe J. Nuxhall 1% 93% Walk; Thomas to 2B
b8 6-4 2 12- LAA E. Sadowski J. Nuxhall 1% 94% Walk; Thomas to 3B; Koppe to 2B
b8 6-4 2 123 O LAA T. Morgan J. Nuxhall -2% 92% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 4, Angels 6.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-6, Angels' Tom Morgan facing 2-3-4
Ken Hunt replaces Albie Pearson playing CF batting 1st
t9 4-6 0 --- O KCA B. Del Greco T. Morgan 4% 96% Strikeout
t9 4-6 1 --- O KCA D. Johnson T. Morgan 3% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t9 4-6 2 --- KCA N. Siebern T. Morgan -3% 96% Single to RF
t9 4-6 2 1-- O KCA J. Lumpe T. Morgan 4% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Angels 6.

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