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Standings
CLE
@DET
8
2
BOS
@NYY
4
0
WSH
@PHA
5
3
 
(10)
PHI
@BRO
10
2
NYG
@BSN
3
1
STL
@CHC
1
0
PIT
@CIN
3
5
Friday, April 23, 1948,
, Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 44,619, Time of Game: 2:15
Red Sox
4
1-3
 Won 1 
6th, 2 GB
at Yankees
0
1-3
 Lost 3 
6th, 2 GB
W: Mickey Harris (1-0)
L: Spec Shea (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  1   1  2  0   0  0  0    4  7  0
Yankees         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  2

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dom DiMaggio CF 2 0 0 0 3 1 5 .133 .316 .200 .516 0.033 0.73 0.075 -0.042 0.8 4 0
Johnny Pesky 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .125 .176 .188 .364 -0.108 0.82 0.000 -0.108 -1.7 2 1
Ted Williams LF 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .313 .389 .563 .951 0.214 0.77 0.235 -0.021 1.6 3 0 HR
Stan Spence 1B 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .200 .333 .467 .800 -0.015 0.64 0.051 -0.066 0.1 6 0 2B
Vern Stephens SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .176 .222 .412 .634 -0.074 0.88 0.026 -0.100 -1.0 0 3
Bobby Doerr 2B 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .235 .235 .412 .647 0.032 0.63 0.057 -0.025 0.5 1 1
Sam Mele RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .133 .188 .267 .454 -0.053 0.72 0.000 -0.053 -1.1 2 0
Birdie Tebbetts C 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .154 .267 .154 .421 0.076 0.59 0.099 -0.022 0.7 1 0
Mickey Harris P 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.003 0.62 0.040 -0.037 -0.5 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 7 3 7 5 42 .200 .333 .314 .648 0.108 0.72 0.583 -0.474 -0.7 * 5
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: S Spence (1, off S Shea).
HR: T Williams (1, off S Shea, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: T Williams 6; S Spence 2; B Doerr 2; B Tebbetts.
RBI: T Williams (2); B Tebbetts (1); B Doerr (2).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. V Stephens-B Doerr-S Spence.

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Snuffy Stirnweiss 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .125 .222 .125 .347 -0.073 0.72 0.000 -0.073 -0.8 1 2
Tommy Henrich RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .267 .353 .467 .820 0.013 0.59 0.042 -0.030 0.1 2 0
Johnny Lindell LF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .333 .500 .667 1.167 0.075 1.00 0.103 -0.028 0.8 1 0 2B
Joe DiMaggio CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .294 .500 .794 -0.041 1.53 0.073 -0.115 -0.8 6 0
Bud Souchock 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .375 .500 -0.069 1.17 0.000 -0.069 -0.9 4 1
Billy Johnson 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .250 .294 .313 .607 -0.022 0.92 0.019 -0.042 -0.4 2 0 IW
Phil Rizzuto SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.192 1.09 0.013 -0.205 -1.8 1 2 GDP
Gus Niarhos C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .500 .588 .571 1.160 -0.011 0.61 0.034 -0.045 -0.2 5 0
Spec Shea P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.028 1.08 0.000 -0.028 -0.2 0 1
   Bobby Brown PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.032 1.37 0.000 -0.032 -0.4
   Joe Page P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sherm Lollar PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.012 0.46 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
   Red Embree P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 5 0 4 1 35 .161 .257 .194 .451 -0.392 0.96 0.284 -0.679 -4.7 * 6
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: J Lindell (2, off M Harris).
IBB: B Johnson (1, by M Harris).
TB: T Henrich 2; J Lindell 2; P Rizzuto; J DiMaggio.
GIDP: P Rizzuto (1).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
E: J DiMaggio (1); B Johnson (2).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mickey Harris, W (1-0) 9 5 0 0 4 1 0 0.00 35 74 0.392 0.96 4.7
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 4 1 0 0.00 35 74 0.392 0.96 4.7

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Spec Shea, L (0-1) 5 6 4 4 3 2 1 7.20 25 38 -0.150 1.02 -1.4
Joe Page 2 1 0 0 3 2 0 0.00 10 0 0 0.030 0.39 1.1
Red Embree 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 7 0 0 0.013 0.11 1.1
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 7 5 1 4.00 42 38 0 0 -0.107 0.72 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: M Harris (1; B Johnson).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill McGowan, 1B - Cal Hubbard, 2B - (none), 3B - Bill McKinley.
Time of Game: 2:15.
Attendance: 44,619.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         New York Yankees
1 Dom DiMaggio CF 1 Snuffy Stirnweiss 2B
2 Johnny Pesky 3B 2 Tommy Henrich RF
3 Ted Williams LF 3 Johnny Lindell LF
4 Stan Spence 1B 4 Joe DiMaggio CF
5 Vern Stephens SS 5 Bud Souchock 1B
6 Bobby Doerr 2B 6 Billy Johnson 3B
7 Sam Mele RF 7 Phil Rizzuto SS
8 Birdie Tebbetts C 8 Gus Niarhos C
9 Mickey Harris P 9 Spec Shea P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-2 1 123 OO NYY P. Rizzuto M. Harris 19% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 12- R BOS T. Williams S. Shea 13% 67% Single to CF; DiMaggio to 3B; Harris Scores/Adv on E8
t5 2-0 1 --- R BOS T. Williams S. Shea 9% 82% Home Run
t4 1-0 1 -2- R BOS B. Tebbetts S. Shea 9% 73% Single to LF; Doerr Scores
b4 0-2 0 1-- NYY J. DiMaggio M. Harris -7% 56% Single to CF; Lindell to 2B

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' Spec Shea facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS D. DiMaggio S. Shea -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O BOS J. Pesky S. Shea -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- BOS T. Williams S. Shea 1% 47% Single to RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- BOS S. Spence S. Shea 2% 49% Walk; Williams to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O BOS V. Stephens S. Shea -4% 45% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Mickey Harris facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY S. Stirnweiss M. Harris 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- NYY T. Henrich M. Harris -2% 45% Single to CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O NYY J. Lindell M. Harris 3% 48% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O NYY J. DiMaggio M. Harris 2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Spec Shea facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS B. Doerr S. Shea -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O BOS S. Mele S. Shea -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O BOS B. Tebbetts S. Shea -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Mickey Harris facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYY B. Souchock M. Harris 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 --- O NYY B. Johnson M. Harris 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- NYY P. Rizzuto M. Harris -1% 48% Single to RF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O NYY G. Niarhos M. Harris 2% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Spec Shea facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- BOS M. Harris S. Shea 4% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- BOS D. DiMaggio S. Shea 6% 60% Walk; Harris to 2B
t3 0-0 0 12- O BOS J. Pesky S. Shea -6% 54% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 12- R BOS T. Williams S. Shea 13% 67% Single to CF; DiMaggio to 3B; Harris Scores/Adv on E8
t3 1-0 1 1-3 O BOS S. Spence S. Shea -6% 61% Flyball: RF
t3 1-0 2 1-3 O BOS V. Stephens S. Shea -5% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Mickey Harris facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- O NYY S. Shea M. Harris 3% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O NYY S. Stirnweiss M. Harris 2% 61% Flyball: LF
b3 0-1 2 --- O NYY T. Henrich M. Harris 1% 62% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Spec Shea facing 6-7-8
t4 1-0 0 --- BOS B. Doerr S. Shea 4% 66% Single to LF
t4 1-0 0 1-- O BOS S. Mele S. Shea -2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B; Doerr to 2B
t4 1-0 1 -2- R BOS B. Tebbetts S. Shea 9% 73% Single to LF; Doerr Scores
t4 2-0 1 1-- O BOS M. Harris S. Shea -2% 70% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 2-0 2 1-- O BOS D. DiMaggio S. Shea -2% 69% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Mickey Harris facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- NYY J. Lindell M. Harris -5% 64% Walk
b4 0-2 0 1-- NYY J. DiMaggio M. Harris -7% 56% Single to CF; Lindell to 2B
b4 0-2 0 12- O NYY B. Souchock M. Harris 1% 58% Groundout: SS-1B; DiMaggio to 2B; Lindell to 3B
b4 0-2 1 -23 NYY B. Johnson M. Harris -2% 56% Intentional Walk
b4 0-2 1 123 OO NYY P. Rizzuto M. Harris 19% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Yankees 0.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Yankees' Spec Shea facing 2-3-4
t5 2-0 0 --- O BOS J. Pesky S. Shea -2% 73% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-0 1 --- R BOS T. Williams S. Shea 9% 82% Home Run
t5 3-0 1 --- BOS S. Spence S. Shea 2% 84% Ground-rule Double
t5 3-0 1 -2- BOS V. Stephens S. Shea 3% 87% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Spence to 3B
t5 3-0 1 1-3 RO BOS B. Doerr S. Shea 1% 88% Flyball: CF; Spence Scores
t5 4-0 2 1-- O BOS S. Mele S. Shea -1% 87% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Mickey Harris facing 8-9-1
b5 0-4 0 --- NYY G. Niarhos M. Harris -3% 84% Walk
Bobby Brown pinch hits for Spec Shea (P) batting 9th
b5 0-4 0 1-- O NYY B. Brown M. Harris 3% 87% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b5 0-4 1 1-- O NYY S. Stirnweiss M. Harris 3% 90% Strikeout
b5 0-4 2 1-- NYY T. Henrich M. Harris -2% 88% Single to RF; Niarhos to 2B
b5 0-4 2 12- NYY J. Lindell M. Harris -3% 85% Walk; Niarhos to 3B; Henrich to 2B
b5 0-4 2 123 O NYY J. DiMaggio M. Harris 7% 92% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 4, Yankees 0.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Yankees' Joe Page facing 8-9-1
Joe Page replaces Bobby Brown (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-0 0 --- BOS B. Tebbetts J. Page 1% 93% Walk
t6 4-0 0 1-- O BOS M. Harris J. Page -1% 92% Popfly: 3B
t6 4-0 1 1-- BOS D. DiMaggio J. Page 1% 93% Walk; Tebbetts to 2B
t6 4-0 1 12- O BOS J. Pesky J. Page -1% 92% Groundout: 1B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Tebbetts to 3B
t6 4-0 2 1-3 O BOS T. Williams J. Page -2% 90% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Mickey Harris facing 5-6-7
b6 0-4 0 --- O NYY B. Souchock M. Harris 2% 92% Flyball: CF
b6 0-4 1 --- O NYY B. Johnson M. Harris 1% 93% Flyball: CF
b6 0-4 2 --- O NYY P. Rizzuto M. Harris 1% 94% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Yankees 0.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Yankees' Joe Page facing 4-5-6
t7 4-0 0 --- BOS S. Spence J. Page 1% 95% Walk
t7 4-0 0 1-- O BOS V. Stephens J. Page -1% 94% Strikeout
t7 4-0 1 1-- BOS B. Doerr J. Page 1% 95% Single/Bunt; Spence to 2B
t7 4-0 1 12- O BOS S. Mele J. Page -1% 94% Strikeout
t7 4-0 2 12- O BOS B. Tebbetts J. Page -1% 93% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Mickey Harris facing 8-9-1
b7 0-4 0 --- O NYY G. Niarhos M. Harris 2% 94% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
Sherm Lollar pinch hits for Joe Page (P) batting 9th
b7 0-4 1 --- O NYY S. Lollar M. Harris 1% 96% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b7 0-4 2 --- O NYY S. Stirnweiss M. Harris 1% 96% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Yankees 0.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Yankees' Red Embree facing 9-1-2
Red Embree replaces Sherm Lollar (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-0 0 --- O BOS M. Harris R. Embree -0% 96% Strikeout
t8 4-0 1 --- BOS D. DiMaggio R. Embree 0% 96% Walk
t8 4-0 1 1-- O BOS J. Pesky R. Embree -0% 96% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t8 4-0 2 1-- O BOS T. Williams R. Embree -0% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Mickey Harris facing 2-3-4
b8 0-4 0 --- O NYY T. Henrich M. Harris 2% 97% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b8 0-4 1 --- NYY J. Lindell M. Harris -2% 95% Double to LF
b8 0-4 1 -2- O NYY J. DiMaggio M. Harris 2% 97% Lineout: 3B
b8 0-4 2 -2- O NYY B. Souchock M. Harris 1% 98% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Yankees 0.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Yankees' Red Embree facing 4-5-6
t9 4-0 0 --- O BOS S. Spence R. Embree -0% 98% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t9 4-0 1 --- O BOS V. Stephens R. Embree -0% 98% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t9 4-0 2 --- O BOS B. Doerr R. Embree -0% 98% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Mickey Harris facing 6-7-8
b9 0-4 0 --- O NYY B. Johnson M. Harris 1% 99% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b9 0-4 1 --- O NYY P. Rizzuto M. Harris 1% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 0-4 2 --- O NYY G. Niarhos M. Harris 0% 100% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Yankees 0.

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