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Scores
Standings
SLB
@BOS
9
5
CHW
@NYY
2
5
DET
@PHA
5
6
CLE
@WSH
3
6
NYG
@CHC
4
8
PHI
@CIN
2
7
BSN
@PIT
6
12
BRO
@STL
1
9
Saturday, May 20, 1939,
, Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 18,371, Time of Game: 1:56
White Sox
2
14-13
 Lost 3 
3rd, 7 GB
at Yankees
5
20-5
 Won 10 
1st
L: Thornton Lee (3-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       1  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    2  6  0
Yankees         0  0  1   0  0  0   2  2  X    5  8  1

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ollie Bejma 2B 1 1 1 1 2 0 4 .281 .410 .563 .973 0.114 1.04 0.138 -0.024 1.3 1 3 HR,SH
Joe Kuhel 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .393 .452 .512 .964 -0.131 1.19 0.000 -0.131 -1.3 12 0
Gee Walker LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .339 .372 .565 .937 0.029 1.36 0.132 -0.103 0.2 2 0
Luke Appling SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .312 .448 .333 .782 0.010 1.03 0.073 -0.063 -0.2 1 3
Rip Radcliff RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .209 .261 .256 .517 -0.150 1.44 0.000 -0.150 -1.1 0 0
Mike Kreevich CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .226 .309 .321 .630 -0.125 1.12 0.000 -0.125 -0.9 2 0
Marv Owen 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .243 .300 .315 .615 0.012 0.63 0.050 -0.037 0.1 3 3 2B
Ken Silvestri C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .188 .263 .319 .582 -0.109 1.00 0.000 -0.109 -1.1 3 0
Thornton Lee P 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .111 .200 .111 .311 0.002 0.92 0.046 -0.044 -0.1 0 1
   Johnny Rigney P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .357 .643 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Larry Rosenthal PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .159 .293 .270 .563 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.1
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 2 3 36 .182 .229 .303 .532 -0.353 1.06 0.439 -0.791 -3.3 24 11
2B: M Owen (8, off O Hildebrand).
HR: O Bejma (2, off O Hildebrand, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: O Bejma (3, off O Hildebrand).
TB: O Bejma 4; M Owen 3; T Lee; L Appling; G Walker.
RBI: G Walker (24); O Bejma (6).
2-out RBI: G Walker.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. L Appling-O Bejma-J Kuhel; M Owen-J Kuhel.

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 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .243 .341 .327 .669 -0.003 1.27 0.101 -0.104 -0.1 2 3
Red Rolfe 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .280 .374 .421 .795 -0.001 0.73 0.044 -0.045 0.1 0 1
Tommy Henrich CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .295 .421 .462 .883 -0.053 0.96 0.030 -0.083 -0.0 2 0
Bill Dickey C 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .359 .464 .522 .985 0.012 1.16 0.089 -0.077 1.1 4 0
Joe Gordon 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .258 .330 .462 .792 -0.103 0.97 0.018 -0.122 0.2 2 3 2B,GDP
Charlie Keller LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .297 .402 .459 .862 -0.028 0.80 0.028 -0.056 -1.1 3 0
Joe Gallagher RF 2 2 0 0 1 0 4 .250 .300 .536 .836 0.038 1.04 0.083 -0.045 -0.8 1 0 HBP
Babe Dahlgren 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .209 .312 .448 .759 0.018 1.95 0.059 -0.041 -0.0 13 1
Oral Hildebrand P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 -0.083 1.48 0.000 -0.083 -0.7 0 2
   Red Ruffing PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .320 .346 .320 .666 0.350 5.82 0.350 0.000 1.7
   George Selkirk PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .482 .597 1.079 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Johnny Murphy P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .750 .500 1.250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 5 8 5 3 2 34 .267 .353 .300 .653 0.147 1.25 0.802 -0.656 0.3 27 10
2B: J Gordon (5, off J Rigney).
HBP: J Gallagher (1, by T Lee).
TB: R Rolfe 2; J Gordon 2; C Keller; F Crosetti; R Ruffing; B Dickey; T Henrich.
GIDP: J Gordon (4).
RBI: R Ruffing 2 (7); F Crosetti (8); J Gordon (19); B Dickey (21).
2-out RBI: R Ruffing 2; F Crosetti.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 8.
Fielding
E: F Crosetti (1).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Thornton Lee, L (3-4) 7 7 5 5 3 2 0 4.65 31 42 -0.156 1.33 -1.3
Johnny Rigney 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.38 3 2 1 0.009 0.33 0.9
Team Totals 8 8 5 5 3 2 0 5.62 34 42 2 1 -0.147 1.25 -0.3
T Lee faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Oral Hildebrand, W (1-2) 7 6 2 2 2 3 1 3.27 29 58 0.183 0.96 2.1
Johnny Murphy, S (5) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.68 7 0 0 0.170 1.47 1.2
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 2 3 1 2.00 36 58 0 0 0.353 1.06 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: T Lee (1; J Gallagher).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Quinn, 1B - Bill Grieve, 2B - (none), 3B - Bill McGowan.
Time of Game: 1:56.
Attendance: 18,371.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         New York Yankees
1 Ollie Bejma 2B 1 Frankie Crosetti SS
2 Joe Kuhel 1B 2 Red Rolfe 3B
3 Gee Walker LF 3 Tommy Henrich CF
4 Luke Appling SS 4 Bill Dickey C
5 Rip Radcliff RF 5 Joe Gordon 2B
6 Mike Kreevich CF 6 Charlie Keller LF
7 Marv Owen 3B 7 Joe Gallagher RF
8 Ken Silvestri C 8 Babe Dahlgren 1B
9 Thornton Lee P 9 Oral Hildebrand P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-2 2 123 RR NYY R. Ruffing T. Lee 35% 78% Single to RF; Keller Scores; Gallagher Scores; Dahlgren to 3B
t5 1-1 2 -2- R CHW G. Walker O. Hildebrand -13% 39% Single to LF; Lee Scores; Walker to 2B/Adv on throw
b3 0-1 2 -2- R NYY F. Crosetti T. Lee 10% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive); Gallagher Scores
t1 0-0 0 --- R CHW O. Bejma O. Hildebrand -9% 41% Home Run
t8 2-3 1 1-- O CHW R. Radcliff J. Murphy 7% 80% Flyball: CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Oral Hildebrand facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- R CHW O. Bejma O. Hildebrand -9% 41% Home Run
t1 1-0 0 --- O CHW J. Kuhel O. Hildebrand 2% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 1-0 1 --- O CHW G. Walker O. Hildebrand 2% 45% Popfly: SS
t1 1-0 2 --- CHW L. Appling O. Hildebrand -1% 44% Single
t1 1-0 2 1-- O CHW R. Radcliff O. Hildebrand 2% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Thornton Lee facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O NYY F. Crosetti T. Lee -2% 43% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O NYY R. Rolfe T. Lee -2% 42% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-1 2 --- O NYY T. Henrich T. Lee -1% 40% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Oral Hildebrand facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O CHW M. Kreevich O. Hildebrand 2% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- CHW M. Owen O. Hildebrand -2% 40% Single
t2 1-0 1 1-- O CHW K. Silvestri O. Hildebrand 3% 43% Flyball: LF
t2 1-0 2 1-- O CHW T. Lee O. Hildebrand 2% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Thornton Lee facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O NYY B. Dickey T. Lee -3% 43% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 1 --- O NYY J. Gordon T. Lee -2% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- O NYY C. Keller T. Lee -1% 40% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Oral Hildebrand facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- CHW O. Bejma O. Hildebrand -3% 36% Walk
t3 1-0 0 1-- O CHW J. Kuhel O. Hildebrand 3% 40% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 1 1-- O CHW G. Walker O. Hildebrand 3% 43% Popfly: SS
t3 1-0 2 1-- O CHW L. Appling O. Hildebrand 2% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Thornton Lee facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- NYY J. Gallagher T. Lee 4% 49% Walk
b3 0-1 0 1-- O NYY B. Dahlgren T. Lee -2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B; Gallagher to 2B
b3 0-1 1 -2- O NYY O. Hildebrand T. Lee -4% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-1 2 -2- R NYY F. Crosetti T. Lee 10% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive); Gallagher Scores
b3 1-1 2 1-- O NYY R. Rolfe T. Lee -3% 50% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Yankees 1.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Oral Hildebrand facing 5-6-7
t4 1-1 0 --- O CHW R. Radcliff O. Hildebrand 3% 53% Groundout: P-1B
t4 1-1 1 --- O CHW M. Kreevich O. Hildebrand 2% 55% Popfly: 1B
t4 1-1 2 --- CHW M. Owen O. Hildebrand -3% 52% Double to RF
t4 1-1 2 -2- O CHW K. Silvestri O. Hildebrand 4% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Thornton Lee facing 3-4-5
b4 1-1 0 --- O NYY T. Henrich T. Lee -3% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 1-1 1 --- NYY B. Dickey T. Lee 3% 56% Walk
b4 1-1 1 1-- OO NYY J. Gordon T. Lee -6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Yankees 1.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Oral Hildebrand facing 9-1-2
t5 1-1 0 --- CHW T. Lee O. Hildebrand -5% 45% Single (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t5 1-1 0 1-- O CHW O. Bejma O. Hildebrand 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Lee to 2B
t5 1-1 1 -2- O CHW J. Kuhel O. Hildebrand 5% 53% Strikeout
t5 1-1 2 -2- R CHW G. Walker O. Hildebrand -13% 39% Single to LF; Lee Scores; Walker to 2B/Adv on throw
t5 2-1 2 -2- O CHW L. Appling O. Hildebrand 4% 43% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Thornton Lee facing 6-7-8
b5 1-2 0 --- O NYY C. Keller T. Lee -4% 40% Popfly: 1B
b5 1-2 1 --- O NYY J. Gallagher T. Lee -3% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-2 2 --- O NYY B. Dahlgren T. Lee -2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Yankees 1.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Yankees' Oral Hildebrand facing 5-6-7
t6 2-1 0 --- O CHW R. Radcliff O. Hildebrand 3% 38% Foul Flyball: C
t6 2-1 1 --- O CHW M. Kreevich O. Hildebrand 2% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-1 2 --- O CHW M. Owen O. Hildebrand 1% 42% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Thornton Lee facing 9-1-2
b6 1-2 0 --- O NYY O. Hildebrand T. Lee -4% 37% Flyball: CF
b6 1-2 1 --- O NYY F. Crosetti T. Lee -3% 34% Strikeout
b6 1-2 2 --- NYY R. Rolfe T. Lee 2% 37% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
b6 1-2 2 1-- O NYY T. Henrich T. Lee -4% 32% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Yankees 1.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Yankees' Oral Hildebrand facing 8-9-1
t7 2-1 0 --- O CHW K. Silvestri O. Hildebrand 3% 35% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 2-1 1 --- O CHW T. Lee O. Hildebrand 2% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-1 2 --- CHW O. Bejma O. Hildebrand -1% 36% Walk
t7 2-1 2 1-- O CHW J. Kuhel O. Hildebrand 3% 39% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Thornton Lee facing 4-5-6
b7 1-2 0 --- O NYY B. Dickey T. Lee -5% 34% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 1-2 1 --- O NYY J. Gordon T. Lee -4% 30% Flyball: LF
b7 1-2 2 --- NYY C. Keller T. Lee 3% 33% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
b7 1-2 2 1-- NYY J. Gallagher T. Lee 4% 37% Hit By Pitch; Keller to 2B
b7 1-2 2 12- NYY B. Dahlgren T. Lee 6% 43% Walk; Keller to 3B; Gallagher to 2B
Red Ruffing pinch hits for Oral Hildebrand (P) batting 9th
b7 1-2 2 123 RR NYY R. Ruffing T. Lee 35% 78% Single to RF; Keller Scores; Gallagher Scores; Dahlgren to 3B
George Selkirk pinch runs for Red Ruffing (PH) batting 9th
b7 3-2 2 1-3 O NYY F. Crosetti T. Lee -5% 73% Foul Flyball: 3B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Yankees 3.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Yankees' Johnny Murphy facing 3-4-5
Johnny Murphy replaces George Selkirk (PR) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-3 0 --- O CHW G. Walker J. Murphy 6% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-3 1 --- CHW L. Appling J. Murphy -6% 72% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball)
t8 2-3 1 1-- O CHW R. Radcliff J. Murphy 7% 80% Flyball: CF
t8 2-3 2 1-- O CHW M. Kreevich J. Murphy 6% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-2, White Sox' Thornton Lee facing 2-3-4
b8 3-2 0 --- NYY R. Rolfe T. Lee 2% 88% Single/Bunt
b8 3-2 0 1-- NYY T. Henrich T. Lee 3% 91% Single to 1B/Bunt; Rolfe to 2B
b8 3-2 0 12- R NYY B. Dickey T. Lee 6% 97% Single to RF; Rolfe Scores; Henrich to 3B
Johnny Rigney replaces Thornton Lee pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-2 0 1-3 R NYY J. Gordon J. Rigney 2% 99% Double to LF; Henrich Scores; Dickey to 3B
b8 5-2 0 -23 O NYY C. Keller J. Rigney -1% 98% Fielder's Choice P; Dickey out at Hm/P-C; Gordon to 3B
b8 5-2 1 1-3 OO NYY J. Gallagher J. Rigney -2% 96% Line Drive Double Play: 3B; Keller out at 1B/3B-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Yankees 5.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Johnny Murphy facing 7-8-9
t9 2-5 0 --- O CHW M. Owen J. Murphy 2% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-5 1 --- O CHW K. Silvestri J. Murphy 1% 100% Flyball: LF
Larry Rosenthal pinch hits for Johnny Rigney (P) batting 9th
t9 2-5 2 --- O CHW L. Rosenthal J. Murphy 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Yankees 5.

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