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CHW
@BAL
1
2
 
(11)
KCA
@BOS
5
2
DET
@NYY
0
3
CLE
@WSH
5
7
BRO
@CHC
8
10
NYG
@CIN
12
9
PIT
@MLN
8
5
PHI
@STL
7
4
Friday, August 5, 1955,
, Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 25,874, Time of Game: 2:35
Tigers
0
57-49
 Lost 2 
5th, 6½ GB
at Yankees
3
64-43
 Won 1 
1st
W: Don Larsen (3-1)
L: Jim Bunning (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  8  0
Yankees         0  0  0   3  0  0   0  0  X    3  8  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harvey Kuenn SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .326 .360 .444 .804 -0.043 1.04 0.040 -0.083 -0.5 1 3
Bill Tuttle CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .271 .352 .386 .738 -0.084 0.87 0.000 -0.084 -0.9 2 0
Al Kaline RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .350 .431 .585 1.016 -0.040 0.96 0.028 -0.068 -0.4 1 0
Earl Torgeson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .273 .385 .371 .757 -0.027 0.64 0.020 -0.047 -0.3 10 0
Ray Boone 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .298 .353 .508 .861 -0.112 1.03 0.000 -0.112 -1.2 1 2
Jim Delsing LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .257 .341 .419 .760 0.005 0.75 0.052 -0.047 0.1 2 0
Frank House C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .235 .290 .378 .668 -0.048 0.90 0.027 -0.074 -0.5 6 0
Fred Hatfield 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .235 .331 .355 .686 -0.023 0.76 0.034 -0.057 -0.2 1 3
Jim Bunning P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .125 .125 .250 -0.047 0.87 0.000 -0.047 -0.5 0 1
   Charlie Maxwell PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .293 .339 .569 .908 0.027 0.70 0.027 0.000 0.3
   Babe Birrer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .313 .714 1.027 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jack Phillips PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .303 .373 .455 .828 -0.033 1.27 0.000 -0.033 -0.4
Team Totals 35 0 8 0 1 4 36 .229 .250 .229 .479 -0.425 0.88 0.228 -0.652 -4.4 24 9
TB: F Hatfield 2; E Torgeson; A Kaline; C Maxwell; F House; J Delsing; H Kuenn.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. H Kuenn-E Torgeson.

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Hank Bauer RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .262 .344 .421 .765 -0.014 0.42 0.020 -0.034 0.2 3 0 2B
Bobby Richardson 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 0.050 0.83 0.079 -0.029 0.3 0 0 SB
Mickey Mantle CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .297 .421 .584 1.005 -0.003 0.69 0.032 -0.035 -0.5 3 0
Yogi Berra C 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .273 .351 .472 .824 0.165 0.87 0.199 -0.033 1.3 5 0 HR
Joe Collins 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .233 .350 .407 .756 0.013 0.34 0.028 -0.016 0.1 8 1
Elston Howard LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .306 .353 .519 .872 0.067 0.44 0.078 -0.011 0.5 4 0 3B
Andy Carey 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .249 .301 .366 .666 -0.132 0.68 0.006 -0.137 -1.6 2 3
Jerry Coleman SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .189 .271 .226 .498 -0.041 0.53 0.000 -0.041 -0.7 0 2
Don Larsen P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .000 .077 .000 .077 -0.031 0.41 0.000 -0.031 -0.5 2 1
Team Totals 31 3 8 3 3 5 34 .258 .324 .452 .775 0.074 0.59 0.442 -0.367 -0.9 27 7
2B: H Bauer (10, off J Bunning).
3B: E Howard (4, off J Bunning).
HR: Y Berra (19, off J Bunning, 4th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: E Howard 4; Y Berra 4; H Bauer 3; J Collins 2; B Richardson.
RBI: Y Berra 3 (75).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Baserunning
SB: B Richardson (1, 2nd base off J Bunning/F House).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Bunning, L (1-3) 6 5 3 3 3 4 1 4.94 25 51 -0.093 0.74 -0.0
Babe Birrer 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 3.68 9 0 0 0.018 0.16 1.0
Team Totals 8 8 3 3 3 5 1 3.38 34 51 0 0 -0.075 0.59 0.9

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Larsen, W (3-1) 9 8 0 0 1 4 0 2.53 36 74 0.426 0.88 4.4
Team Totals 9 8 0 0 1 4 0 0.00 36 74 0.426 0.88 4.4
Balks: None.
WP: D Larsen (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Napp, 1B - Bill Grieve, 2B - Johnny Stevens, 3B - John Rice.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 25,874.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         New York Yankees
1 Harvey Kuenn SS 1 Hank Bauer RF
2 Bill Tuttle CF 2 Bobby Richardson 2B
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Mickey Mantle CF
4 Earl Torgeson 1B 4 Yogi Berra C
5 Ray Boone 3B 5 Joe Collins 1B
6 Jim Delsing LF 6 Elston Howard LF
7 Frank House C 7 Andy Carey 3B
8 Fred Hatfield 2B 8 Jerry Coleman SS
9 Jim Bunning P 9 Don Larsen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-0 0 12- RRR NYY Y. Berra J. Bunning 20% 87% Home Run; Richardson Scores; Mantle Scores
b2 0-0 1 1-3 OO NYY A. Carey J. Bunning -12% 50% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 1-- NYY E. Howard J. Bunning 7% 62% Single to LF; Collins to 3B
t1 0-0 2 -23 O DET R. Boone D. Larsen 6% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-3 2 1-3 O DET H. Kuenn D. Larsen 5% 94% Lineout: CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn D. Larsen 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle D. Larsen 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- DET A. Kaline D. Larsen -1% 53% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 2 1-- DET E. Torgeson D. Larsen -2% 51% Single to RF; Kaline to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- DET R. Boone D. Larsen -2% 49% Wild Pitch; Kaline to 3B; Torgeson to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -23 O DET R. Boone D. Larsen 6% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY H. Bauer J. Bunning -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYY B. Richardson J. Bunning -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYY M. Mantle J. Bunning -1% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET J. Delsing D. Larsen 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-0 1 --- O DET F. House D. Larsen 2% 54% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 0-0 2 --- DET F. Hatfield D. Larsen -1% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 2 1-- O DET J. Bunning D. Larsen 2% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYY Y. Berra J. Bunning -2% 53% Lineout: LF
b2 0-0 1 --- NYY J. Collins J. Bunning 3% 55% Single to RF
b2 0-0 1 1-- NYY E. Howard J. Bunning 7% 62% Single to LF; Collins to 3B
b2 0-0 1 1-3 OO NYY A. Carey J. Bunning -12% 50% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- DET H. Kuenn D. Larsen -4% 46% Single to LF
t3 0-0 0 1-- O DET B. Tuttle D. Larsen 4% 50% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 1-- O DET A. Kaline D. Larsen 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 1-- O DET E. Torgeson D. Larsen 3% 55% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O NYY J. Coleman J. Bunning -2% 53% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- O NYY D. Larsen J. Bunning -2% 51% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- O NYY H. Bauer J. Bunning -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- O DET R. Boone D. Larsen 3% 53% Flyball: 3B
t4 0-0 1 --- DET J. Delsing D. Larsen -3% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t4 0-0 1 1-- O DET F. House D. Larsen 3% 53% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t4 0-0 2 1-- O DET F. Hatfield D. Larsen 3% 56% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- NYY B. Richardson J. Bunning 4% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- NYY M. Mantle J. Bunning 3% 63% Richardson Steals 2B
b4 0-0 0 -2- NYY M. Mantle J. Bunning 3% 67% Walk
b4 0-0 0 12- RRR NYY Y. Berra J. Bunning 20% 87% Home Run; Richardson Scores; Mantle Scores
b4 3-0 0 --- O NYY J. Collins J. Bunning -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 3-0 1 --- O NYY E. Howard J. Bunning -1% 85% Foul Flyball: C
b4 3-0 2 --- NYY A. Carey J. Bunning 1% 85% Walk
b4 3-0 2 1-- O NYY J. Coleman J. Bunning -1% 84% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 3.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 9-1-2
t5 0-3 0 --- O DET J. Bunning D. Larsen 2% 86% Foul Flyball: 1B
t5 0-3 1 --- O DET H. Kuenn D. Larsen 1% 88% Flyball: LF
t5 0-3 2 --- O DET B. Tuttle D. Larsen 1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 9-1-2
b5 3-0 0 --- O NYY D. Larsen J. Bunning -1% 88% Strikeout
b5 3-0 1 --- NYY H. Bauer J. Bunning 2% 90% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b5 3-0 1 -2- O NYY B. Richardson J. Bunning -1% 88% Flyball: CF
b5 3-0 2 -2- O NYY M. Mantle J. Bunning -1% 87% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 3.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 3-4-5
t6 0-3 0 --- O DET A. Kaline D. Larsen 2% 89% Flyball: LF
t6 0-3 1 --- O DET E. Torgeson D. Larsen 1% 91% Groundout: P-1B
t6 0-3 2 --- O DET R. Boone D. Larsen 1% 92% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 4-5-6
b6 3-0 0 --- O NYY Y. Berra J. Bunning -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 3-0 1 --- O NYY J. Collins J. Bunning -1% 90% Strikeout
b6 3-0 2 --- NYY E. Howard J. Bunning 1% 91% Triple (LF-CF)
b6 3-0 2 --3 O NYY A. Carey J. Bunning -1% 90% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 3.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 6-7-8
t7 0-3 0 --- O DET J. Delsing D. Larsen 2% 92% Flyball: LF
t7 0-3 1 --- DET F. House D. Larsen -3% 89% Single to LF
t7 0-3 1 1-- O DET F. Hatfield D. Larsen 3% 92% Strikeout
Charlie Maxwell pinch hits for Jim Bunning (P) batting 9th
t7 0-3 2 1-- DET C. Maxwell D. Larsen -3% 90% Single to RF; House to 3B
t7 0-3 2 1-3 O DET H. Kuenn D. Larsen 5% 94% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Babe Birrer facing 8-9-1
Babe Birrer replaces Charlie Maxwell (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-0 0 --- O NYY J. Coleman B. Birrer -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-0 1 --- O NYY D. Larsen B. Birrer -0% 93% Strikeout
b7 3-0 2 --- NYY H. Bauer B. Birrer 0% 94% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b7 3-0 2 1-- NYY B. Richardson B. Birrer 0% 94% Single to 1B (Ground Ball); Bauer to 2B
b7 3-0 2 12- O NYY M. Mantle B. Birrer -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 3.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 2-3-4
t8 0-3 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle D. Larsen 2% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 0-3 1 --- O DET A. Kaline D. Larsen 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 0-3 2 --- O DET E. Torgeson D. Larsen 1% 97% Flyball: P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Babe Birrer facing 4-5-6
b8 3-0 0 --- O NYY Y. Berra B. Birrer -0% 97% Flyball: 3B
b8 3-0 1 --- NYY J. Collins B. Birrer 0% 97% Single to RF
b8 3-0 1 1-- O NYY E. Howard B. Birrer -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 3-0 2 1-- O NYY A. Carey B. Birrer -0% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 3.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 5-6-7
t9 0-3 0 --- O DET R. Boone D. Larsen 2% 99% Foul Flyball: C
t9 0-3 1 --- DET J. Delsing D. Larsen -2% 96% Walk
t9 0-3 1 1-- O DET F. House D. Larsen 2% 99% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t9 0-3 2 1-- DET F. Hatfield D. Larsen -2% 97% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Delsing to 2B
Jack Phillips pinch hits for Babe Birrer (P) batting 9th
t9 0-3 2 12- O DET J. Phillips D. Larsen 3% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 3.

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