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Scores
Standings
DET
@CHW
5
10
BOS
@NYY
3
1
BOS
@NYY
3
2
WSH
@PHA
5
6
WSH
@PHA
6
3
CLE
@SLB
5
3
CLE
@SLB
9
10
NYG
@BRO
8
3
NYG
@BRO
2
3
PHI
@BSN
0
4
CHC
@CIN
7
6
Saturday, July 8, 1939,
, Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 27,539, Time of Game: 2:00
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Red Sox
3
40-25
 Won 5 
2nd, 8½ GB
at Yankees
1
53-19
 Lost 2 
1st
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  1  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    3 10  0
Yankees         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  4  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Doerr 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .324 .377 .511 .888 -0.021 0.73 0.055 -0.076 -0.2 5 2 GDP
Doc Cramer CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .324 .365 .405 .770 -0.023 0.86 0.057 -0.080 -0.6 2 0 2B
Jimmie Foxx 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .355 .468 .622 1.090 0.028 0.98 0.090 -0.062 0.3 5 1 2B
Ted Williams RF 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .310 .406 .597 1.003 0.105 0.94 0.132 -0.027 1.4 2 0 2B
Joe Cronin SS 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .286 .401 .504 .906 -0.099 1.16 0.000 -0.099 -1.4 3 2 SF
Joe Vosmik LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .269 .349 .379 .728 -0.032 0.82 0.036 -0.068 -0.7 2 0
Jim Tabor 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .302 .337 .484 .821 0.020 0.93 0.085 -0.065 0.0 3 4
Johnny Peacock C 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .280 .351 .364 .716 -0.021 0.78 0.027 -0.049 -0.3 4 0
Fritz Ostermueller P 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .190 .227 .190 .418 -0.049 0.75 0.016 -0.065 -0.7 1 0
Team Totals 34 3 10 3 3 1 38 .294 .351 .382 .734 -0.092 0.88 0.498 -0.591 -2.3 27 9
2B: D Cramer (18, off O Hildebrand); T Williams (25, off O Hildebrand); J Foxx (14, off S Sundra).
SF: J Cronin (0, off O Hildebrand).
TB: T Williams 3; J Foxx 3; B Doerr 2; D Cramer 2; J Peacock; J Vosmik; J Tabor.
GIDP: B Doerr (8).
RBI: J Cronin (57); J Peacock (16); T Williams (69).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Tabor-B Doerr-J Foxx.

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 0 0 0 0 4 .208 .302 .274 .575 -0.239 1.34 0.000 -0.239 -2.0 3 3 GDP
Red Rolfe 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .316 .387 .477 .865 0.042 0.95 0.086 -0.044 0.1 3 2
George Selkirk RF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .299 .461 .579 1.040 -0.086 1.25 0.029 -0.114 -0.5 1 0
Joe DiMaggio CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .415 .481 .690 1.171 -0.062 1.56 0.066 -0.128 -0.2 3 1
Charlie Keller LF 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .305 .424 .427 .851 -0.102 1.33 0.000 -0.102 -0.6 4 0 SF
Joe Gordon 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .319 .391 .559 .950 -0.104 0.94 0.000 -0.104 -0.8 1 4
Buddy Rosar C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .154 .389 .154 .543 -0.004 1.12 0.051 -0.055 -0.1 2 0
Babe Dahlgren 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .252 .326 .429 .754 -0.041 1.13 0.027 -0.068 -0.2 10 0
Oral Hildebrand P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .160 .160 .200 .360 -0.031 1.24 0.000 -0.031 -0.3 0 0
   Steve Sundra P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .368 .429 .579 1.008 0.083 1.65 0.083 0.000 0.7 0 2
   Red Ruffing PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .333 .300 .633 -0.049 1.84 0.000 -0.049 -0.3
   Johnny Murphy P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .500 .200 .700 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 1 4 1 3 2 33 .138 .219 .138 .357 -0.593 1.24 0.342 -0.934 -4.3 27 12
SF: C Keller (0, off F Ostermueller).
TB: S Sundra; B Dahlgren; R Rolfe; J DiMaggio.
GIDP: F Crosetti (6).
RBI: C Keller (27).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Rolfe-J Gordon-B Dahlgren.
Outfield Assists: J DiMaggio (J Tabor at 3rd base).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Fritz Ostermueller, W (5-1) 9 4 1 1 3 2 0 3.32 33 74 0.594 1.24 4.3
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 3 2 0 1.00 33 74 0.594 1.24 4.3

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Oral Hildebrand, L (5-4) 4 8 3 3 2 1 0 3.48 21 33 -0.099 1.02 -0.7
Steve Sundra 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 3.00 14 0 0 0.170 0.80 2.3
Johnny Murphy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.36 3 0 0 0.023 0.29 0.6
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 3 1 0 3.00 38 33 0 0 0.094 0.88 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Summers, 1B - Lou Kolls, 2B - (none), 3B - Bill Grieve.
Time of Game: 2:00.
Attendance: 27,539.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         New York Yankees
1 Bobby Doerr 2B 1 Frankie Crosetti SS
2 Doc Cramer CF 2 Red Rolfe 3B
3 Jimmie Foxx 1B 3 George Selkirk RF
4 Ted Williams RF 4 Joe DiMaggio CF
5 Joe Cronin SS 5 Charlie Keller LF
6 Joe Vosmik LF 6 Joe Gordon 2B
7 Jim Tabor 3B 7 Buddy Rosar C
8 Johnny Peacock C 8 Babe Dahlgren 1B
9 Fritz Ostermueller P 9 Oral Hildebrand P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-3 1 1-3 OO NYY F. Crosetti F. Ostermueller 16% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t3 1-0 0 1-3 R BOS T. Williams O. Hildebrand 9% 80% Double to RF; Foxx to 3B; Cramer Scores
t2 0-0 0 1-- BOS J. Tabor O. Hildebrand 9% 62% Single to RF; Vosmik to 3B
b5 1-3 1 1-- NYY S. Sundra F. Ostermueller -8% 60% Single to RF; Dahlgren to 3B
b4 0-3 1 1-- NYY J. DiMaggio F. Ostermueller -7% 69% Single to CF; Selkirk to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Oral Hildebrand facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BOS B. Doerr O. Hildebrand 3% 53% Single to P/Bunt
t1 0-0 0 1-- O BOS D. Cramer O. Hildebrand -3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O BOS J. Foxx O. Hildebrand -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- BOS T. Williams O. Hildebrand 2% 49% Walk; Doerr to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O BOS J. Cronin O. Hildebrand -4% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Fritz Ostermueller facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY F. Crosetti F. Ostermueller 2% 47% Bunt Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYY R. Rolfe F. Ostermueller 2% 49% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYY G. Selkirk F. Ostermueller 1% 50% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Oral Hildebrand facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- BOS J. Vosmik O. Hildebrand 4% 54% Single to LF
t2 0-0 0 1-- BOS J. Tabor O. Hildebrand 9% 62% Single to RF; Vosmik to 3B
t2 0-0 0 1-3 RO BOS J. Peacock O. Hildebrand -2% 60% Single to CF; Tabor out at 3B/CF-3B; Vosmik Scores
t2 1-0 1 1-- O BOS F. Ostermueller O. Hildebrand -3% 57% Foul Popfly: 3B
t2 1-0 2 1-- O BOS B. Doerr O. Hildebrand -2% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Fritz Ostermueller facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O NYY J. DiMaggio F. Ostermueller 3% 57% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 1 --- O NYY C. Keller F. Ostermueller 2% 59% Foul Popfly: 3B
b2 0-1 2 --- O NYY J. Gordon F. Ostermueller 1% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Oral Hildebrand facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- BOS D. Cramer O. Hildebrand 6% 66% Double to LF
t3 1-0 0 -2- BOS J. Foxx O. Hildebrand 6% 72% Single to 3B/Bunt; Cramer to 3B
t3 1-0 0 1-3 R BOS T. Williams O. Hildebrand 9% 80% Double to RF; Foxx to 3B; Cramer Scores
t3 2-0 0 -23 RO BOS J. Cronin O. Hildebrand -1% 79% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Foxx Scores
t3 3-0 1 -2- O BOS J. Vosmik O. Hildebrand -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 3-0 2 -2- O BOS J. Tabor O. Hildebrand -2% 74% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Fritz Ostermueller facing 7-8-9
b3 0-3 0 --- O NYY B. Rosar F. Ostermueller 3% 77% Flyball: LF
b3 0-3 1 --- NYY B. Dahlgren F. Ostermueller -3% 74% Single to C/Bunt
b3 0-3 1 1-- O NYY O. Hildebrand F. Ostermueller 3% 77% Lineout: SS
b3 0-3 2 1-- O NYY F. Crosetti F. Ostermueller 2% 80% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Yankees 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Oral Hildebrand facing 8-9-1
t4 3-0 0 --- O BOS J. Peacock O. Hildebrand -2% 78% Flyball: LF
t4 3-0 1 --- BOS F. Ostermueller O. Hildebrand 2% 80% Walk
t4 3-0 1 1-- BOS B. Doerr O. Hildebrand 2% 82% Single to LF; Ostermueller to 2B
t4 3-0 1 12- O BOS D. Cramer O. Hildebrand -2% 80% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Ostermueller to 3B
t4 3-0 2 1-3 O BOS J. Foxx O. Hildebrand -3% 76% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Fritz Ostermueller facing 2-3-4
b4 0-3 0 --- O NYY R. Rolfe F. Ostermueller 3% 79% Flyball: RF
b4 0-3 1 --- NYY G. Selkirk F. Ostermueller -3% 76% Walk
b4 0-3 1 1-- NYY J. DiMaggio F. Ostermueller -7% 69% Single to CF; Selkirk to 3B
b4 0-3 1 1-3 RO NYY C. Keller F. Ostermueller 1% 70% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Selkirk Scores
b4 1-3 2 1-- O NYY J. Gordon F. Ostermueller 3% 73% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Yankees 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Yankees' Steve Sundra facing 4-5-6
Steve Sundra replaces Oral Hildebrand pitching and batting 9th
t5 3-1 0 --- BOS T. Williams S. Sundra 3% 76% Single to RF
t5 3-1 0 1-- O BOS J. Cronin S. Sundra -1% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Williams to 2B
t5 3-1 1 -2- O BOS J. Vosmik S. Sundra -3% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-1 2 -2- O BOS J. Tabor S. Sundra -3% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Fritz Ostermueller facing 7-8-9
b5 1-3 0 --- NYY B. Rosar F. Ostermueller -5% 64% Walk
b5 1-3 0 1-- O NYY B. Dahlgren F. Ostermueller 5% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 1-3 1 1-- NYY S. Sundra F. Ostermueller -8% 60% Single to RF; Dahlgren to 3B
b5 1-3 1 1-3 OO NYY F. Crosetti F. Ostermueller 16% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Yankees 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Yankees' Steve Sundra facing 8-9-1
t6 3-1 0 --- BOS J. Peacock S. Sundra 3% 79% Walk
t6 3-1 0 1-- O BOS F. Ostermueller S. Sundra -3% 76% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 3-1 1 1-- OO BOS B. Doerr S. Sundra -5% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Fritz Ostermueller facing 2-3-4
b6 1-3 0 --- NYY R. Rolfe F. Ostermueller -6% 66% Walk
b6 1-3 0 1-- O NYY G. Selkirk F. Ostermueller 6% 71% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 1-3 1 1-- O NYY J. DiMaggio F. Ostermueller 5% 76% Foul Flyball: C
b6 1-3 2 1-- O NYY C. Keller F. Ostermueller 4% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Yankees 1.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Yankees' Steve Sundra facing 2-3-4
t7 3-1 0 --- O BOS D. Cramer S. Sundra -2% 78% Flyball: LF
t7 3-1 1 --- BOS J. Foxx S. Sundra 3% 81% Double (LF-CF)
t7 3-1 1 -2- O BOS T. Williams S. Sundra -3% 78% Popfly: SS
t7 3-1 2 -2- O BOS J. Cronin S. Sundra -3% 76% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Fritz Ostermueller facing 6-7-8
b7 1-3 0 --- O NYY J. Gordon F. Ostermueller 4% 80% Lineout: 3B
b7 1-3 1 --- O NYY B. Rosar F. Ostermueller 3% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-3 2 --- O NYY B. Dahlgren F. Ostermueller 2% 85% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Yankees 1.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Yankees' Steve Sundra facing 6-7-8
t8 3-1 0 --- O BOS J. Vosmik S. Sundra -2% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-1 1 --- O BOS J. Tabor S. Sundra -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 3-1 2 --- O BOS J. Peacock S. Sundra -1% 81% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Fritz Ostermueller facing 9-1-2
Red Ruffing pinch hits for Steve Sundra (P) batting 9th
b8 1-3 0 --- O NYY R. Ruffing F. Ostermueller 5% 86% Popfly: SS
b8 1-3 1 --- O NYY F. Crosetti F. Ostermueller 3% 89% Flyball: LF
b8 1-3 2 --- NYY R. Rolfe F. Ostermueller -3% 87% Single to CF
b8 1-3 2 1-- O NYY G. Selkirk F. Ostermueller 5% 91% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Yankees 1.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Yankees' Johnny Murphy facing 9-1-2
Johnny Murphy replaces Red Ruffing (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-1 0 --- O BOS F. Ostermueller J. Murphy -1% 90% Foul Flyball: C
t9 3-1 1 --- O BOS B. Doerr J. Murphy -1% 90% Popfly: 3B
t9 3-1 2 --- O BOS D. Cramer J. Murphy -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Fritz Ostermueller facing 4-5-6
b9 1-3 0 --- O NYY J. DiMaggio F. Ostermueller 5% 95% Popfly: 3B
b9 1-3 1 --- O NYY C. Keller F. Ostermueller 4% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 1-3 2 --- O NYY J. Gordon F. Ostermueller 2% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Yankees 1.

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