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Standings
CHW
@BOS
6
5
 
(10)
CHW
@BOS
1
4
DET
@KCA
5
3
WSA
@LAA
6
2
WSA
@LAA
7
2
CLE
@MIN
9
0
CLE
@MIN
2
0
BAL
@NYY
2
4
BAL
@NYY
3
2
STL
@CHC
6
3
STL
@CHC
3
0
MLN
@CIN
6
7
MLN
@CIN
3
2
PIT
@PHI
13
11
LAD
@SFG
3
2
Sunday, May 21, 1961,
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:43
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Indians
9
19-14
 Won 4 
2nd, 3½ GB
at Twins
0
18-15
 Lost 1 
3rd, 5½ GB
W: Wynn Hawkins (4-2)
L: Pedro Ramos (3-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         1  5  2   1  0  0   0  0  0    9 18  0
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  2  2

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 6 3 4 1 0 0 6 .359 .432 .420 .852 0.227 0.51 0.228 -0.001 1.9 1 3 3B,GDP
Jim Piersall CF 5 2 3 2 0 0 5 .325 .367 .444 .811 0.102 0.56 0.104 -0.002 1.7 3 0 HR,GDP
Tito Francona LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .315 .376 .449 .825 0.102 0.55 0.104 -0.002 0.9 1 0
Vic Power 1B 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .311 .333 .439 .773 0.062 0.53 0.077 -0.015 0.2 12 1
Willie Kirkland RF 5 2 2 0 0 2 5 .232 .309 .323 .632 -0.037 0.44 0.019 -0.056 -0.3 4 0 2B
John Romano C 4 0 2 2 0 2 5 .316 .397 .509 .906 0.017 0.53 0.082 -0.065 1.8 4 0 2B,HBP
Woodie Held SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 5 .260 .340 .354 .695 -0.060 0.55 0.005 -0.065 -0.4 1 3 SF
Bubba Phillips 3B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .248 .301 .383 .684 0.020 0.26 0.033 -0.013 -1.2 0 2
Wynn Hawkins P 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .083 .214 .083 .298 -0.038 0.32 0.000 -0.038 -0.3 1 1
Team Totals 43 9 18 8 1 6 46 .419 .435 .581 1.016 0.395 0.47 0.652 -0.257 4.2 27 10
2B: W Kirkland (4, off P Giel); J Romano (11, off T Sadowski).
3B: J Temple (1, off P Ramos).
HR: J Piersall (1, off T Sadowski, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
SF: W Held (1, off T Sadowski).
HBP: J Romano (2, by T Sadowski).
TB: J Piersall 6; J Temple 6; W Kirkland 3; J Romano 3; T Francona 2; W Held 2; W Hawkins; V Power; B Phillips.
GIDP: J Temple (3); J Piersall (5).
RBI: J Romano 2 (18); J Piersall 2 (13); V Power (23); T Francona (18); W Held (14); J Temple (9).
2-out RBI: J Romano 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Held-V Power.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J Piersall (1st base by P Giel).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Zoilo Versalles SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .297 .326 .398 .724 -0.036 0.30 0.000 -0.036 -1.1 2 4
Lenny Green CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .317 .434 .483 .918 -0.021 0.21 0.000 -0.021 -0.5 3 0
Dan Dobbek LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .220 .319 .439 .758 -0.014 0.13 0.000 -0.014 -0.7 1 0
Harmon Killebrew 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .354 .446 .732 1.177 -0.013 0.17 0.000 -0.013 -0.2 1 2
Bob Allison RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .256 .341 .504 .845 -0.011 0.15 0.000 -0.011 -0.7 3 0
Earl Battey C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .295 .378 .393 .771 0.004 0.08 0.006 -0.002 -0.3 6 0
Don Mincher 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .208 .360 .486 .846 -0.012 0.13 0.000 -0.012 -0.5 8 0
Billy Gardner 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .310 .328 .637 0.008 0.09 0.010 -0.002 0.0 3 3
Pedro Ramos P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .391 .636 1.028 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Paul Giel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ted Sadowski P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.009 0.39 0.000 -0.009 -0.4 0 0
   Elmer Valo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .250 .278 .528 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
   Jim Kaat P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .100 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Hal Naragon PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .294 .294 .647 .941 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2
Team Totals 28 0 2 0 2 4 30 .071 .133 .071 .205 -0.105 0.16 0.016 -0.121 -4.8 27 10
TB: L Green; B Gardner.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Fielding
DP: 2. H Killebrew-B Gardner-D Mincher; Z Versalles-B Gardner-D Mincher.
E: P Giel (2); H Killebrew (7).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Wynn Hawkins, W (4-2) 9 2 0 0 2 4 0 1.88 30 85 0.105 0.16 4.8
Team Totals 9 2 0 0 2 4 0 0.00 30 85 0.105 0.16 4.8

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Pedro Ramos, L (3-4) 1.1 6 3 3 0 2 0 4.83 10 32 -0.179 1.57 -1.9
Paul Giel 0.1 4 3 3 0 0 0 8.80 5 1 1 -0.186 0.87 -3.3
Ted Sadowski 4.1 6 3 3 0 1 1 6.23 20 1 0 -0.031 0.08 -0.6
Jim Kaat 3 2 0 0 1 3 0 4.09 11 0 0 0.001 0.01 1.6
Team Totals 9 18 9 9 1 6 1 9.00 46 32 2 1 -0.395 0.47 -4.2
Balks: None.
WP: T Sadowski (2).
HBP: T Sadowski (1; J Romano).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: P Giel (0; J Piersall, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Linsalata, 1B - Frank Umont, 2B - Bob Stewart, 3B - Charlie Berry.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 14mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Minnesota Twins
1 Johnny Temple 2B 1 Zoilo Versalles SS
2 Jim Piersall CF 2 Lenny Green CF
3 Tito Francona LF 3 Dan Dobbek LF
4 Vic Power 1B 4 Harmon Killebrew 3B
5 Willie Kirkland RF 5 Bob Allison RF
6 John Romano C 6 Earl Battey C
7 Woodie Held SS 7 Don Mincher 1B
8 Bubba Phillips 3B 8 Billy Gardner 2B
9 Wynn Hawkins P 9 Pedro Ramos P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 1-0 1 1-- R CLE J. Temple P. Ramos 13% 73% Triple to RF; Hawkins Scores
t1 0-0 0 123 R CLE V. Power P. Ramos 8% 73% Single to CF; Temple Scores; Piersall to 3B; Francona to 2B
t2 4-0 2 -23 RR CLE J. Romano P. Giel 8% 92% Single to CF; Francona Scores; Kirkland Scores
t1 0-0 0 12- CLE T. Francona P. Ramos 7% 66% Single to 3B/Bunt; Temple to 3B; Piersall to 2B
t1 1-0 1 123 O CLE J. Romano P. Ramos -6% 61% Strikeout

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, Twins' Pedro Ramos facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Temple P. Ramos 3% 53% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- CLE J. Piersall P. Ramos 5% 59% Single to CF; Temple to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- CLE T. Francona P. Ramos 7% 66% Single to 3B/Bunt; Temple to 3B; Piersall to 2B
t1 0-0 0 123 R CLE V. Power P. Ramos 8% 73% Single to CF; Temple Scores; Piersall to 3B; Francona to 2B
t1 1-0 0 123 O CLE W. Kirkland P. Ramos -6% 68% Strikeout
t1 1-0 1 123 O CLE J. Romano P. Ramos -6% 61% Strikeout
t1 1-0 2 123 O CLE W. Held P. Ramos -6% 55% Flyball: RF
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Wynn Hawkins facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O MIN Z. Versalles W. Hawkins 2% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O MIN L. Green W. Hawkins 2% 59% Strikeout
b1 0-1 2 --- O MIN D. Dobbek W. Hawkins 1% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Pedro Ramos facing 8-9-1
t2 1-0 0 --- CLE B. Phillips P. Ramos 3% 63% Single to LF
t2 1-0 0 1-- O CLE W. Hawkins P. Ramos -3% 60% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t2 1-0 1 1-- R CLE J. Temple P. Ramos 13% 73% Triple to RF; Hawkins Scores
Paul Giel replaces Pedro Ramos pitching and batting 9th
t2 2-0 1 --3 CLE J. Piersall P. Giel 1% 74% Single to P; Temple stays at 3B
t2 2-0 1 1-3 R CLE T. Francona P. Giel 6% 80% Piersall Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Temple Scores/No RBI; Piersall to 3B
t2 3-0 1 --3 R CLE T. Francona P. Giel 3% 84% Single to LF; Piersall Scores
t2 4-0 1 1-- O CLE V. Power P. Giel -1% 82% Popfly: 2B
t2 4-0 2 1-- CLE W. Kirkland P. Giel 2% 84% Double to LF; Francona to 3B
t2 4-0 2 -23 RR CLE J. Romano P. Giel 8% 92% Single to CF; Francona Scores; Kirkland Scores
Ted Sadowski replaces Paul Giel pitching and batting 9th
t2 6-0 2 1-- CLE W. Held T. Sadowski 0% 92% Single to CF; Romano to 2B
t2 6-0 2 12- O CLE B. Phillips T. Sadowski -1% 91% Strikeout
5 runs, 7 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 6, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-6, Indians' Wynn Hawkins facing 4-5-6
b2 0-6 0 --- O MIN H. Killebrew W. Hawkins 1% 92% Flyball: RF
b2 0-6 1 --- O MIN B. Allison W. Hawkins 1% 93% Strikeout
b2 0-6 2 --- MIN E. Battey W. Hawkins -1% 92% Walk
b2 0-6 2 1-- O MIN D. Mincher W. Hawkins 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-0, Twins' Ted Sadowski facing 9-1-2
t3 6-0 0 --- O CLE W. Hawkins T. Sadowski -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 6-0 1 --- CLE J. Temple T. Sadowski 1% 94% Single to CF
t3 6-0 1 1-- RR CLE J. Piersall T. Sadowski 4% 97% Home Run (Deep RF); Temple Scores
t3 8-0 1 --- O CLE T. Francona T. Sadowski -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 8-0 2 --- O CLE V. Power T. Sadowski -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 8, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-8, Indians' Wynn Hawkins facing 8-9-1
b3 0-8 0 --- MIN B. Gardner W. Hawkins -1% 96% Single to LF
b3 0-8 0 1-- O MIN T. Sadowski W. Hawkins 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-8 1 1-- OO MIN Z. Versalles W. Hawkins 1% 98% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 8, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 8-0, Twins' Ted Sadowski facing 5-6-7
t4 8-0 0 --- CLE W. Kirkland T. Sadowski 0% 98% Single to RF
t4 8-0 0 1-- CLE J. Romano T. Sadowski 1% 99% Double to LF; Kirkland to 3B
t4 8-0 0 -23 RO CLE W. Held T. Sadowski -0% 99% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Kirkland Scores
t4 9-0 1 -2- O CLE B. Phillips T. Sadowski -0% 99% Foul Flyball: 3B
t4 9-0 2 -2- CLE W. Hawkins T. Sadowski 0% 99% Wild Pitch; Romano to 3B
t4 9-0 2 --3 O CLE W. Hawkins T. Sadowski -0% 99% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 9, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-9, Indians' Wynn Hawkins facing 2-3-4
b4 0-9 0 --- O MIN L. Green W. Hawkins 0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-9 1 --- O MIN D. Dobbek W. Hawkins 0% 99% Lineout: 1B
b4 0-9 2 --- O MIN H. Killebrew W. Hawkins 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 9, Twins 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 9-0, Twins' Ted Sadowski facing 1-2-3
t5 9-0 0 --- CLE J. Temple T. Sadowski 0% 99% Single to CF
t5 9-0 0 1-- OO CLE J. Piersall T. Sadowski -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t5 9-0 2 --- O CLE T. Francona T. Sadowski -0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 9, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-9, Indians' Wynn Hawkins facing 5-6-7
b5 0-9 0 --- O MIN B. Allison W. Hawkins 0% 99% Flyball: CF
b5 0-9 1 --- O MIN E. Battey W. Hawkins 0% 99% Flyball: RF
b5 0-9 2 --- O MIN D. Mincher W. Hawkins 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 9, Twins 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 9-0, Twins' Ted Sadowski facing 4-5-6
t6 9-0 0 --- O CLE V. Power T. Sadowski -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 9-0 1 --- O CLE W. Kirkland T. Sadowski -0% 99% Flyball: CF
t6 9-0 2 --- CLE J. Romano T. Sadowski 0% 99% Hit By Pitch
t6 9-0 2 1-- CLE W. Held T. Sadowski 0% 100% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Romano to 2B
t6 9-0 2 12- O CLE B. Phillips T. Sadowski -0% 99% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 9, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-9, Indians' Wynn Hawkins facing 8-9-1
b6 0-9 0 --- O MIN B. Gardner W. Hawkins 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
Elmer Valo pinch hits for Ted Sadowski (P) batting 9th
b6 0-9 1 --- O MIN E. Valo W. Hawkins 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-9 2 --- O MIN Z. Versalles W. Hawkins 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 9, Twins 0.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 9-0, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 9-1-2
Jim Kaat replaces Elmer Valo (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 9-0 0 --- CLE W. Hawkins J. Kaat 0% 100% Walk
t7 9-0 0 1-- OO CLE J. Temple J. Kaat -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t7 9-0 2 --- O CLE J. Piersall J. Kaat -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 9, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-9, Indians' Wynn Hawkins facing 2-3-4
b7 0-9 0 --- O MIN L. Green W. Hawkins 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 0-9 1 --- O MIN D. Dobbek W. Hawkins 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-9 2 --- MIN H. Killebrew W. Hawkins -0% 100% Walk
b7 0-9 2 1-- O MIN B. Allison W. Hawkins 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 9, Twins 0.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 9-0, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 3-4-5
t8 9-0 0 --- O CLE T. Francona J. Kaat -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 9-0 1 --- O CLE V. Power J. Kaat 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 9-0 2 --- O CLE W. Kirkland J. Kaat -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 9, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-9, Indians' Wynn Hawkins facing 6-7-8
b8 0-9 0 --- O MIN E. Battey W. Hawkins 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 0-9 1 --- O MIN D. Mincher W. Hawkins 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 0-9 2 --- O MIN B. Gardner W. Hawkins 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 9, Twins 0.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 9-0, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 6-7-8
t9 9-0 0 --- O CLE J. Romano J. Kaat -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 9-0 1 --- CLE W. Held J. Kaat 0% 100% Single to LF
t9 9-0 1 1-- O CLE B. Phillips J. Kaat -0% 100% Strikeout
t9 9-0 2 1-- CLE W. Hawkins J. Kaat 0% 100% Single to CF; Held to 3B
t9 9-0 2 1-3 O CLE J. Temple J. Kaat -0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 9, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-9, Indians' Wynn Hawkins facing 9-1-2
Hal Naragon pinch hits for Jim Kaat (P) batting 9th
b9 0-9 0 --- O MIN H. Naragon W. Hawkins 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 0-9 1 --- O MIN Z. Versalles W. Hawkins 0% 100% Strikeout
b9 0-9 2 --- MIN L. Green W. Hawkins 0% 100% Single to CF (Short CF)
b9 0-9 2 1-- O MIN D. Dobbek W. Hawkins 0% 100% Foul Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 9, Twins 0.

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