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@CHW
12
9
 
(10)
CLE
@CHW
5
6
PHA
@NYY
5
4
PHA
@NYY
3
16
BOS
@WSH
1
13
BRO
@BSN
1
2
STL
@CIN
2
3
NYG
@PHI
1
0
CHC
@PIT
9
3
Friday, August 12, 1938,
, Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:05
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Athletics
5
37-59
 Won 3 
7th, 27½ GB
at Yankees
4
64-33
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Eddie Smith (3-6)
L: Red Ruffing (15-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       1  0  0   2  0  0   1  0  1    5  6  1
Yankees         2  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    4  5  1

Philadelphia Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Stan Sperry 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .296 .321 .370 .692 0.021 0.74 0.064 -0.043 0.4 0 5 3B
Wally Moses RF 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .279 .340 .382 .722 -0.142 1.31 0.000 -0.142 -1.2 2 0
Billy Werber 3B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .276 .392 .425 .817 0.028 1.23 0.089 -0.060 0.4 1 1 SB
Frankie Hayes C 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .302 .423 .487 .911 0.207 1.35 0.256 -0.049 2.1 6 0 HR
Bob Johnson CF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .305 .396 .580 .976 0.224 1.38 0.313 -0.089 0.0 2 0 HR
Sam Chapman LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .275 .385 .488 .873 -0.114 1.03 0.000 -0.114 -1.2 2 0
Lou Finney 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .253 .310 .397 .707 0.123 0.88 0.171 -0.048 0.5 11 1 HR
Wayne Ambler SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .218 .286 .264 .550 -0.094 0.86 0.000 -0.094 -0.8 3 1
Lynn Nelson P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .310 .364 .310 .673 -0.080 0.99 0.000 -0.080 -0.7 0 2
   Eddie Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .333 .300 .633 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 6 5 1 5 35 .176 .200 .500 .700 0.173 1.08 0.893 -0.719 -0.5 27 10
3B: S Sperry (1, off R Ruffing).
HR: F Hayes (7, off R Ruffing, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs); L Finney (7, off R Ruffing, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs); B Johnson (24, off R Ruffing, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: F Hayes 5; S Sperry 4; B Johnson 4; L Finney 4.
RBI: F Hayes 3 (36); B Johnson (81); L Finney (26).
2-out RBI: F Hayes.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
E: F Hayes (6).
Baserunning
SB: B Werber (15, 3rd base off R Ruffing/B Dickey).

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frankie Crosetti SS 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 .272 .398 .386 .784 0.016 1.33 0.113 -0.097 0.4 4 1
Red Rolfe 3B 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .328 .403 .470 .872 -0.133 1.50 0.000 -0.133 -1.3 2 2
Tommy Henrich RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .260 .376 .435 .811 -0.149 1.30 0.000 -0.149 -1.2 1 0
Joe DiMaggio CF 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .325 .391 .599 .990 0.241 1.16 0.295 -0.054 2.1 0 0 HR,2B
Lou Gehrig 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .277 .401 .495 .896 -0.159 1.16 0.000 -0.159 -1.1 10 0
Bill Dickey C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .306 .397 .547 .944 0.119 1.22 0.202 -0.082 0.6 7 0 HR
George Selkirk LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .258 .387 .416 .803 0.025 1.45 0.177 -0.153 0.1 0 0 HR,SB
Joe Gordon 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .283 .364 .555 .919 -0.147 1.52 0.011 -0.159 -0.6 2 4
Red Ruffing P 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .171 .284 .276 .560 -0.139 1.65 0.017 -0.156 -0.5 1 4
Team Totals 32 4 5 4 5 5 37 .156 .270 .469 .739 -0.326 1.37 0.815 -1.142 -1.5 27 11
2B: J DiMaggio (21, off L Nelson).
HR: J DiMaggio (22, off L Nelson, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs); B Dickey (19, off L Nelson, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs); G Selkirk (5, off L Nelson, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: J DiMaggio 6; B Dickey 5; G Selkirk 4.
RBI: J DiMaggio 2 (82); G Selkirk (33); B Dickey (82).
2-out RBI: J DiMaggio 2; G Selkirk; B Dickey.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
E: R Rolfe (14).
Baserunning
SB: G Selkirk (3, 2nd base off L Nelson/F Hayes).

Philadelphia Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Lynn Nelson 7.1 5 4 4 5 5 3 5.22 32 52 -0.069 1.14 0.1
Eddie Smith, W (3-6) 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.13 5 1 0 0.396 2.91 1.4
Team Totals 9 5 4 4 5 5 3 4.00 37 52 1 0 0.327 1.37 1.5

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Red Ruffing, L (15-4) 9 6 5 4 1 5 3 3.28 35 61 -0.173 1.08 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 5 4 1 5 3 4.00 35 61 -0.173 1.08 0.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lou Kolls, 1B - Steve Basil, 2B - (none), 3B - Eddie Rommel.
Time of Game: 2:05.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Athletics         New York Yankees
1 Stan Sperry 2B 1 Frankie Crosetti SS
2 Wally Moses RF 2 Red Rolfe 3B
3 Billy Werber 3B 3 Tommy Henrich RF
4 Frankie Hayes C 4 Joe DiMaggio CF
5 Bob Johnson CF 5 Lou Gehrig 1B
6 Sam Chapman LF 6 Bill Dickey C
7 Lou Finney 1B 7 George Selkirk LF
8 Wayne Ambler SS 8 Joe Gordon 2B
9 Lynn Nelson P 9 Red Ruffing P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 4-4 0 --- R PHA B. Johnson R. Ruffing 31% 81% Home Run
t4 1-2 0 1-- RR PHA F. Hayes R. Ruffing 18% 61% Home Run; Werber Scores/unER
t7 3-4 0 --- R PHA L. Finney R. Ruffing 17% 50% Home Run
b1 0-1 2 1-- RR NYY J. DiMaggio L. Nelson -17% 40% Home Run; Rolfe Scores
b6 2-3 2 --- R NYY B. Dickey L. Nelson -17% 48% Home Run

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, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- PHA S. Sperry R. Ruffing 3% 53% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- O PHA W. Moses R. Ruffing -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- O PHA B. Werber R. Ruffing -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B; Moses to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- R PHA F. Hayes R. Ruffing 8% 56% Single; Moses Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- O PHA B. Johnson R. Ruffing -2% 54% Lineout: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Lynn Nelson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- NYY F. Crosetti L. Nelson -4% 50% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- O NYY R. Rolfe L. Nelson 3% 54% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-1 1 1-- O NYY T. Henrich L. Nelson 3% 57% Flyball: 3B
b1 0-1 2 1-- RR NYY J. DiMaggio L. Nelson -17% 40% Home Run; Rolfe Scores
b1 2-1 2 --- O NYY L. Gehrig L. Nelson 1% 41% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Yankees 2.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 6-7-8
t2 1-2 0 --- O PHA S. Chapman R. Ruffing -3% 38% Flyball: RF
t2 1-2 1 --- O PHA L. Finney R. Ruffing -2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-2 2 --- O PHA W. Ambler R. Ruffing -1% 35% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Lynn Nelson facing 6-7-8
b2 2-1 0 --- O NYY B. Dickey L. Nelson 2% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 2-1 1 --- O NYY G. Selkirk L. Nelson 2% 39% Strikeout Looking
b2 2-1 2 --- NYY J. Gordon L. Nelson -1% 38% Walk
b2 2-1 2 1-- NYY R. Ruffing L. Nelson -2% 36% Walk; Gordon to 2B
b2 2-1 2 12- O NYY F. Crosetti L. Nelson 4% 40% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Yankees 2.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 9-1-2
t3 1-2 0 --- O PHA L. Nelson R. Ruffing -3% 37% Groundout: P-1B
t3 1-2 1 --- O PHA S. Sperry R. Ruffing -2% 35% Groundout: P-1B
t3 1-2 2 --- O PHA W. Moses R. Ruffing -1% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Lynn Nelson facing 2-3-4
b3 2-1 0 --- O NYY R. Rolfe L. Nelson 2% 36% Foul Flyball: C
b3 2-1 1 --- O NYY T. Henrich L. Nelson 2% 38% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 2-1 2 --- O NYY J. DiMaggio L. Nelson 1% 39% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Yankees 2.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 3-4-5
t4 1-2 0 --- PHA B. Werber R. Ruffing 4% 43% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t4 1-2 0 1-- RR PHA F. Hayes R. Ruffing 18% 61% Home Run; Werber Scores/unER
t4 3-2 0 --- O PHA B. Johnson R. Ruffing -3% 58% Strikeout
t4 3-2 1 --- O PHA S. Chapman R. Ruffing -2% 57% Strikeout
t4 3-2 2 --- O PHA L. Finney R. Ruffing -1% 55% Foul Flyball: 3B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Lynn Nelson facing 5-6-7
b4 2-3 0 --- O NYY L. Gehrig L. Nelson 3% 58% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 2-3 1 --- NYY B. Dickey L. Nelson -3% 55% Single
b4 2-3 1 1-- NYY G. Selkirk L. Nelson 0% 55% E2 on Foul Ball
b4 2-3 1 1-- O NYY G. Selkirk L. Nelson 4% 59% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 2-3 2 1-- NYY J. Gordon L. Nelson -1% 58% Selkirk Steals 2B
b4 2-3 2 -2- O NYY J. Gordon L. Nelson 4% 62% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Yankees 2.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 8-9-1
t5 3-2 0 --- O PHA W. Ambler R. Ruffing -3% 60% Foul Flyball: C
t5 3-2 1 --- O PHA L. Nelson R. Ruffing -2% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-2 2 --- PHA S. Sperry R. Ruffing 3% 61% Triple
t5 3-2 2 --3 O PHA W. Moses R. Ruffing -4% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Lynn Nelson facing 9-1-2
b5 2-3 0 --- O NYY R. Ruffing L. Nelson 4% 60% Flyball: CF
b5 2-3 1 --- NYY F. Crosetti L. Nelson -4% 56% Walk
b5 2-3 1 1-- O NYY R. Rolfe L. Nelson 4% 60% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 2-3 2 1-- O NYY T. Henrich L. Nelson 4% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Yankees 2.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 3-4-5
t6 3-2 0 --- PHA B. Werber R. Ruffing 4% 68% Walk
t6 3-2 0 1-- O PHA F. Hayes R. Ruffing -2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B; Werber to 2B
t6 3-2 1 -2- O PHA B. Johnson R. Ruffing -4% 62% Strikeout, Werber Steals 3B
t6 3-2 2 --3 O PHA S. Chapman R. Ruffing -5% 58% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Lynn Nelson facing 4-5-6
b6 2-3 0 --- O NYY J. DiMaggio L. Nelson 4% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 2-3 1 --- O NYY L. Gehrig L. Nelson 3% 65% Strikeout
b6 2-3 2 --- R NYY B. Dickey L. Nelson -17% 48% Home Run
b6 3-3 2 --- R NYY G. Selkirk L. Nelson -17% 32% Home Run
b6 4-3 2 --- O NYY J. Gordon L. Nelson 1% 33% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Yankees 4.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-4, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 7-8-9
t7 3-4 0 --- R PHA L. Finney R. Ruffing 17% 50% Home Run
t7 4-4 0 --- O PHA W. Ambler R. Ruffing -4% 46% Flyball: SS
t7 4-4 1 --- O PHA L. Nelson R. Ruffing -3% 43% Foul Flyball: C
t7 4-4 2 --- O PHA S. Sperry R. Ruffing -2% 40% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Tied 4-4, Athletics' Lynn Nelson facing 9-1-2
b7 4-4 0 --- O NYY R. Ruffing L. Nelson 4% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 4-4 1 --- NYY F. Crosetti L. Nelson -4% 40% Walk
b7 4-4 1 1-- O NYY R. Rolfe L. Nelson 3% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B; Crosetti to 2B
b7 4-4 2 -2- O NYY T. Henrich L. Nelson 7% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 4.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Tied 4-4, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 2-3-4
t8 4-4 0 --- O PHA W. Moses R. Ruffing -5% 45% Strikeout
t8 4-4 1 --- O PHA B. Werber R. Ruffing -4% 41% Flyball: SS
t8 4-4 2 --- O PHA F. Hayes R. Ruffing -3% 38% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Tied 4-4, Athletics' Lynn Nelson facing 4-5-6
b8 4-4 0 --- NYY J. DiMaggio L. Nelson -12% 26% Double
b8 4-4 0 -2- O NYY L. Gehrig L. Nelson 9% 34% Lineout: RF
Eddie Smith replaces Lynn Nelson pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-4 1 -2- O NYY B. Dickey E. Smith 6% 40% Groundout: 1B unassisted; DiMaggio to 3B
b8 4-4 2 --3 O NYY G. Selkirk E. Smith 10% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 4.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Tied 4-4, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 5-6-7
t9 4-4 0 --- R PHA B. Johnson R. Ruffing 31% 81% Home Run
t9 5-4 0 --- O PHA S. Chapman R. Ruffing -2% 79% Groundout: P-1B
t9 5-4 1 --- O PHA L. Finney R. Ruffing -2% 77% Flyball: 2B
t9 5-4 2 --- O PHA W. Ambler R. Ruffing -1% 76% Lineout: P
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 4-5, Athletics' Eddie Smith facing 8-9-1
b9 4-5 0 --- O NYY J. Gordon E. Smith 10% 86% Flyball: LF
b9 4-5 1 --- O NYY R. Ruffing E. Smith 8% 94% Flyball: CF
b9 4-5 2 --- O NYY F. Crosetti E. Smith 6% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Yankees 4.

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