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CHW
@BAL
2
2
 
(12)
KCA
@BOS
12
16
DET
@NYY
4
2
DET
@NYY
2
3
 
(10)
CLE
@WSH
3
9
BRO
@CHC
3
4
NYG
@CIN
5
8
NYG
@CIN
6
5
PIT
@MLN
3
6
PIT
@MLN
2
4
PHI
@STL
9
6
Sunday, August 7, 1955,
, Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:51
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Tigers
4
59-49
 Won 2 
5th, 5½ GB
at Yankees
2
64-45
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Steve Gromek (11-6)
L: Tommy Byrne (10-3)
S: Al Aber (3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  2   2  0  0    4  9  0
Yankees         0  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  0    2  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 0 0 1 0 5 .325 .360 .443 .803 -0.066 1.01 0.036 -0.101 -0.7 1 2
Bill Tuttle CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .267 .346 .379 .726 -0.113 0.88 0.000 -0.113 -1.1 1 0
Al Kaline RF 4 1 2 0 1 1 5 .352 .435 .584 1.019 0.068 0.84 0.105 -0.038 0.7 6 0 2B
Jack Phillips 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .311 .381 .459 .840 -0.020 1.52 0.130 -0.150 -0.4 11 0 2B,GDP
Ray Boone 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .300 .356 .510 .866 0.122 0.97 0.145 -0.023 1.3 3 1 3B
Bubba Phillips LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .264 .313 .339 .652 0.209 1.22 0.296 -0.086 0.9 3 0 HR
Red Wilson C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .240 .307 .316 .623 -0.027 0.82 0.036 -0.063 0.1 2 0 2B
Harry Malmberg 2B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .225 .314 .275 .589 -0.011 0.96 0.053 -0.064 -0.5 0 3 GDP
Steve Gromek P 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .182 .368 .205 .573 -0.049 1.30 0.028 -0.076 -0.5 0 0
   Al Aber P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.007 0.26 0.000 -0.007 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 9 4 5 4 39 .265 .359 .500 .859 0.106 1.02 0.829 -0.721 -0.4 27 6
2B: R Wilson (9, off T Byrne); A Kaline (17, off T Byrne); J Phillips (4, off T Byrne).
3B: R Boone (6, off T Byrne).
HR: B Phillips (2, off T Byrne, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: R Boone 5; B Phillips 4; R Wilson 3; A Kaline 3; J Phillips 2.
GIDP: J Phillips (3); H Malmberg (4).
RBI: B Phillips 2 (18); J Phillips (13); R Boone (86).
2-out RBI: B Phillips 2; J Phillips; R Boone.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 7.

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Richardson 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .231 .167 .397 -0.115 1.14 0.000 -0.115 -0.9 2 1
   Bill Skowron PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .321 .355 .525 .880 -0.029 1.17 0.000 -0.029 -0.2
Joe Collins RF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .230 .344 .399 .743 -0.050 0.76 0.027 -0.077 -0.3 4 0
Mickey Mantle CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .305 .427 .589 1.017 -0.012 0.72 0.034 -0.046 -0.1 4 0
Yogi Berra C 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .279 .357 .484 .840 0.058 1.11 0.093 -0.035 0.5 4 0
Eddie Robinson 1B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .209 .351 .529 .880 0.025 1.89 0.156 -0.131 0.3 6 0 HR
Gil McDougald 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .285 .371 .394 .765 -0.169 1.69 0.000 -0.169 -1.4 1 2
Hank Bauer LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .262 .347 .421 .767 0.022 0.90 0.073 -0.052 0.1 4 0 2B,HBP
Phil Rizzuto SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .242 .356 .274 .630 -0.058 1.09 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 0 1
   Irv Noren PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .247 .303 .373 .676 -0.042 1.49 0.000 -0.042 -0.2
   Jerry Coleman SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .185 .267 .222 .489 -0.016 0.62 0.000 -0.016 -0.1 2 1
Tommy Byrne P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .185 .262 .278 .540 -0.052 0.94 0.000 -0.052 -0.4 0 1
   Tom Sturdivant P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .200 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Cerv PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .291 .339 .491 .830 0.091 1.06 0.091 0.000 1.0 HR
   Tom Morgan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Elston Howard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .299 .350 .508 .858 -0.046 1.81 0.000 -0.046 -0.2
Team Totals 35 2 8 2 2 2 38 .229 .289 .429 .718 -0.393 1.15 0.474 -0.868 -2.4 27 7
2B: H Bauer (11, off S Gromek).
HR: E Robinson (16, off S Gromek, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); B Cerv (2, off S Gromek, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF).
HBP: H Bauer (6, by S Gromek).
TB: B Cerv 4; E Robinson 4; M Mantle 2; H Bauer 2; Y Berra 2; J Collins.
RBI: B Cerv (14); E Robinson (41).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. G McDougald-B Richardson-E Robinson; T Morgan-J Coleman-E Robinson.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Gromek, W (11-6) 6.2 7 2 2 2 0 2 4.01 30 50 0.179 1.08 1.2
Al Aber, S (3) 2.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.90 8 1 0 0.215 1.42 1.2
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 2 2 2 2.00 38 50 1 0 0.394 1.15 2.4

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tommy Byrne, L (10-3) 6.2 8 4 4 5 4 1 2.67 32 41 -0.167 1.16 -0.9
Tom Sturdivant 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.23 1 1 0 0.016 0.60 0.4
Tom Morgan 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.36 6 0 0 0.045 0.36 1.0
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 5 4 1 4.00 39 41 1 0 -0.106 1.02 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: S Gromek (7; H Bauer).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Johnny Stevens, 1B - John Rice, 2B - Larry Napp, 3B - Bill Grieve.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         New York Yankees
1 Harvey Kuenn SS 1 Bobby Richardson 2B
2 Bill Tuttle CF 2 Joe Collins RF
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Mickey Mantle CF
4 Jack Phillips 1B 4 Yogi Berra C
5 Ray Boone 3B 5 Eddie Robinson 1B
6 Bubba Phillips LF 6 Gil McDougald 3B
7 Red Wilson C 7 Hank Bauer LF
8 Harry Malmberg 2B 8 Phil Rizzuto SS
9 Steve Gromek P 9 Tommy Byrne P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-0 2 1-- RR DET B. Phillips T. Byrne 30% 76% Home Run; Boone Scores
b6 0-2 1 --- R NYY E. Robinson S. Gromek -13% 65% Home Run
t7 2-1 2 -2- R DET J. Phillips T. Byrne 13% 81% Double to LF; Kaline Scores
b7 1-4 0 --- R NYY B. Cerv S. Gromek -9% 79% Home Run (CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 12- OO DET J. Phillips T. Byrne -9% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B

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' Tommy Byrne facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- DET H. Kuenn T. Byrne 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O DET B. Tuttle T. Byrne -3% 50% Lineout: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- DET A. Kaline T. Byrne 4% 54% Walk; Kuenn to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- OO DET J. Phillips T. Byrne -9% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY B. Richardson S. Gromek 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYY J. Collins S. Gromek 2% 49% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b1 0-0 2 --- NYY M. Mantle S. Gromek -1% 48% Single to 2B/Bunt
b1 0-0 2 1-- NYY Y. Berra S. Gromek -3% 45% Single to RF; Mantle to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 NYY E. Robinson S. Gromek -2% 43% Walk; Berra to 2B
b1 0-0 2 123 O NYY G. McDougald S. Gromek 7% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Tommy Byrne facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET R. Boone T. Byrne -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O DET B. Phillips T. Byrne -2% 46% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- O DET R. Wilson T. Byrne -1% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 7-8-9
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYY H. Bauer S. Gromek 2% 47% Flyball: SS
b2 0-0 1 --- O NYY P. Rizzuto S. Gromek 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 --- O NYY T. Byrne S. Gromek 1% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Tommy Byrne facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O DET H. Malmberg T. Byrne -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 --- DET S. Gromek T. Byrne 3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- O DET H. Kuenn T. Byrne -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 1-- O DET B. Tuttle T. Byrne -3% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O NYY B. Richardson S. Gromek 2% 47% Flyball: 3B
b3 0-0 1 --- NYY J. Collins S. Gromek -3% 44% Single to RF
b3 0-0 1 1-- O NYY M. Mantle S. Gromek 3% 47% Flyball: 3B
b3 0-0 2 1-- NYY Y. Berra S. Gromek -2% 45% Walk; Collins to 2B
b3 0-0 2 12- O NYY E. Robinson S. Gromek 5% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Tommy Byrne facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- DET A. Kaline T. Byrne 4% 54% Single to 3B/Bunt
t4 0-0 0 1-- O DET J. Phillips T. Byrne -4% 50% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 1 1-- DET R. Boone T. Byrne 4% 55% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Kaline to 2B
t4 0-0 1 12- O DET B. Phillips T. Byrne -5% 49% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 12- O DET R. Wilson T. Byrne -5% 44% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 6-7-8
b4 0-0 0 --- O NYY G. McDougald S. Gromek 3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- NYY H. Bauer S. Gromek -5% 42% Double to RF (Short RF)
b4 0-0 1 -2- O NYY P. Rizzuto S. Gromek 4% 46% Flyball: RF
b4 0-0 2 -2- O NYY T. Byrne S. Gromek 4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Tommy Byrne facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- DET H. Malmberg T. Byrne 5% 55% Walk
t5 0-0 0 1-- O DET S. Gromek T. Byrne -4% 50% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t5 0-0 1 1-- O DET H. Kuenn T. Byrne -4% 47% Flyball: CF
t5 0-0 2 1-- O DET B. Tuttle T. Byrne -3% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
b5 0-0 0 --- O NYY B. Richardson S. Gromek 3% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 0-0 1 --- O NYY J. Collins S. Gromek 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 0-0 2 --- O NYY M. Mantle S. Gromek 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Tommy Byrne facing 3-4-5
t6 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Kaline T. Byrne -3% 47% Strikeout
t6 0-0 1 --- O DET J. Phillips T. Byrne -2% 44% Groundout: P-1B
t6 0-0 2 --- DET R. Boone T. Byrne 2% 46% Single to SS
t6 0-0 2 1-- RR DET B. Phillips T. Byrne 30% 76% Home Run; Boone Scores
t6 2-0 2 --- DET R. Wilson T. Byrne 2% 77% Double (LF-CF)
t6 2-0 2 -2- DET H. Malmberg T. Byrne 1% 78% Walk
t6 2-0 2 12- O DET S. Gromek T. Byrne -3% 75% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 4-5-6
b6 0-2 0 --- O NYY Y. Berra S. Gromek 3% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-2 1 --- R NYY E. Robinson S. Gromek -13% 65% Home Run
b6 1-2 1 --- O NYY G. McDougald S. Gromek 3% 68% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 1-2 2 --- NYY H. Bauer S. Gromek -2% 66% Hit By Pitch
Irv Noren pinch hits for Phil Rizzuto (SS) batting 8th
b6 1-2 2 1-- O NYY I. Noren S. Gromek 4% 70% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Yankees 1.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Yankees' Tommy Byrne facing 1-2-3
Jerry Coleman replaces Irv Noren (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t7 2-1 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn T. Byrne -2% 67% Flyball: 2B
t7 2-1 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle T. Byrne -2% 66% Flyball: CF
t7 2-1 2 --- DET A. Kaline T. Byrne 3% 68% Double to LF
t7 2-1 2 -2- R DET J. Phillips T. Byrne 13% 81% Double to LF; Kaline Scores
t7 3-1 2 -2- R DET R. Boone T. Byrne 8% 89% Triple (LF-CF); Phillips Scores
Tom Sturdivant replaces Tommy Byrne pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-1 2 --3 O DET B. Phillips T. Sturdivant -2% 88% Flyball: SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-4, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 9-1-2
Bob Cerv pinch hits for Tom Sturdivant (P) batting 9th
b7 1-4 0 --- R NYY B. Cerv S. Gromek -9% 79% Home Run (CF-RF)
b7 2-4 0 --- O NYY B. Richardson S. Gromek 4% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-4 1 --- O NYY J. Collins S. Gromek 3% 85% Flyball: 3B
b7 2-4 2 --- NYY M. Mantle S. Gromek -2% 83% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
Al Aber replaces Steve Gromek pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-4 2 1-- NYY Y. Berra A. Aber -4% 78% Single to RF; Mantle to 3B
b7 2-4 2 1-3 O NYY E. Robinson A. Aber 8% 87% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Yankees 2.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Yankees' Tom Morgan facing 7-8-9
Tom Morgan replaces Bob Cerv (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-2 0 --- DET R. Wilson T. Morgan 2% 89% Single to RF (Short RF)
t8 4-2 0 1-- OO DET H. Malmberg T. Morgan -4% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t8 4-2 2 --- O DET A. Aber T. Morgan -1% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Al Aber facing 6-7-8
b8 2-4 0 --- O NYY G. McDougald A. Aber 4% 88% Strikeout
b8 2-4 1 --- O NYY H. Bauer A. Aber 3% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 2-4 2 --- O NYY J. Coleman A. Aber 2% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Yankees 2.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Yankees' Tom Morgan facing 1-2-3
t9 4-2 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn T. Morgan -1% 92% Flyball: CF
t9 4-2 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle T. Morgan -1% 91% Flyball: CF
t9 4-2 2 --- O DET A. Kaline T. Morgan -0% 91% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Al Aber facing 9-1-2
Elston Howard pinch hits for Tom Morgan (P) batting 9th
b9 2-4 0 --- O NYY E. Howard A. Aber 5% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
Bill Skowron pinch hits for Bobby Richardson (2B) batting 1st
b9 2-4 1 --- O NYY B. Skowron A. Aber 3% 99% Flyball: LF
b9 2-4 2 --- O NYY J. Collins A. Aber 1% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Yankees 2.

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