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KCA
@BAL
4
7
CHW
@BOS
3
4
 
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CLE
@NYY
3
4
DET
@WSH
14
6
BRO
@CHC
6
0
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@CIN
5
4
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@MLN
0
5
PHI
@STL
1
9
Tuesday, May 8, 1956,
, Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 8,794, Time of Game: 2:14
Indians
3
9-8
 Lost 2 
3rd, 4 GB
at Yankees
4
14-5
 Won 5 
1st
W: Johnny Kucks (3-1)
L: Early Wynn (3-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   1  0  1   0  1  0    3 10  0
Yankees         0  1  0   0  0  1   2  0  X    4  9  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gene Woodling LF 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .279 .436 .361 .797 0.041 1.56 0.139 -0.098 0.0 2 0 GDP
Bobby Avila 2B 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .284 .312 .405 .717 -0.216 2.29 0.081 -0.297 -0.9 2 2 SB,GDP
Al Smith RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .277 .345 .553 .899 0.128 1.46 0.190 -0.062 1.1 4 0 HR
Vic Wertz 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .356 .457 .661 1.118 -0.109 1.60 0.037 -0.146 -0.8 3 1
Al Rosen 3B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .255 .369 .364 .733 0.075 1.65 0.138 -0.063 0.7 2 1
Jim Busby CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .182 .250 .303 .553 -0.142 1.72 0.000 -0.142 -1.1 4 0
Chico Carrasquel SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .197 .242 .279 .521 0.007 2.06 0.164 -0.157 0.0 2 0
Jim Hegan C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .345 .406 .414 .820 -0.008 1.35 0.070 -0.078 -0.1 5 0 2B
   Dale Mitchell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.053 2.13 0.000 -0.053 -0.2
Early Wynn P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .357 .250 .607 -0.073 1.29 0.033 -0.106 -0.6 0 1
   Ray Narleski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Hal Naragon PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .556 1.000 1.556 0.043 1.42 0.043 0.000 0.1
   Hoot Evers PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 35 3 10 3 3 5 38 .286 .342 .400 .742 -0.307 1.72 0.895 -1.202 -1.6 24 6
2B: J Hegan (2, off J Kucks).
HR: A Smith (4, off J Kucks, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: A Smith 5; G Woodling 2; J Hegan 2; A Rosen; B Avila; E Wynn; C Carrasquel; H Naragon.
GIDP: B Avila (2); G Woodling (1).
RBI: C Carrasquel (9); A Rosen (9); A Smith (9).
2-out RBI: C Carrasquel.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Baserunning
SB: B Avila (1, 3rd base off J Kucks/Y Berra).

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 1 1 1 0 0 4 .227 .318 .587 .904 0.033 0.91 0.113 -0.080 0.2 0 0 HR
Billy Martin 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .176 .246 .235 .481 -0.067 0.64 0.000 -0.067 -0.7 4 5
Mickey Mantle CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .429 .512 .929 1.441 0.180 0.72 0.201 -0.021 1.2 2 0 HR
Yogi Berra C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .356 .434 .726 1.160 0.004 1.03 0.065 -0.061 0.5 6 0
Bill Skowron 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .319 .372 .403 .775 -0.107 1.04 0.000 -0.107 -1.3 9 2
Gil McDougald SS 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .208 .311 .321 .632 0.012 0.88 0.059 -0.047 0.5 3 5 2B
Elston Howard LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .372 .426 .605 1.030 0.139 1.29 0.222 -0.083 0.1 0 0 HR
Andy Carey 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .207 .288 .241 .529 0.016 1.32 0.106 -0.090 -0.3 1 1
Johnny Kucks P 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .125 .300 .125 .425 -0.020 0.97 0.032 -0.052 -0.3 2 3
Team Totals 33 4 9 4 2 4 35 .273 .314 .576 .890 0.190 0.98 0.798 -0.608 -0.1 27 16
2B: G McDougald (1, off E Wynn).
HR: M Mantle (10, off E Wynn, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); E Howard (3, off E Wynn, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); H Bauer (7, off E Wynn, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: M Mantle 5; E Howard 5; H Bauer 4; Y Berra 2; G McDougald 2; A Carey.
RBI: M Mantle (24); H Bauer (16); A Carey (4); E Howard (9).
2-out RBI: H Bauer; A Carey.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Kucks-B Martin-B Skowron; B Martin-G McDougald-B Skowron.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Early Wynn, L (3-1) 7 9 4 4 1 3 3 2.12 31 45 -0.271 0.94 -1.4
Ray Narleski 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.53 4 2 0 0.079 1.25 1.5
Team Totals 8 9 4 4 2 4 3 4.50 35 45 2 0 -0.192 0.98 0.1
E Wynn faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Kucks, W (3-1) 9 10 3 3 3 5 1 4.76 38 57 0.308 1.72 1.6
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 3 5 1 3.00 38 57 0.308 1.72 1.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Paparella, 1B - Eddie Hurley, 2B - Hank Soar, 3B - Nestor Chylak.
Time of Game: 2:14.
Attendance: 8,794.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         New York Yankees
1 Gene Woodling LF 1 Hank Bauer RF
2 Bobby Avila 2B 2 Billy Martin 2B
3 Al Smith RF 3 Mickey Mantle CF
4 Vic Wertz 1B 4 Yogi Berra C
5 Al Rosen 3B 5 Bill Skowron 1B
6 Jim Busby CF 6 Gil McDougald SS
7 Chico Carrasquel SS 7 Elston Howard LF
8 Jim Hegan C 8 Andy Carey 3B
9 Early Wynn P 9 Johnny Kucks P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 2-2 0 --- R NYY E. Howard E. Wynn 20% 79% Home Run
b6 1-2 0 --- R NYY M. Mantle E. Wynn 18% 58% Home Run
t6 1-1 2 12- R CLE C. Carrasquel J. Kucks -16% 35% Single to LF; Wertz Scores; Rosen to 2B
t9 3-4 2 12- O CLE B. Avila J. Kucks 14% 100% Strikeout
t8 2-4 0 --- R CLE A. Smith J. Kucks -12% 75% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Johnny Kucks facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE G. Woodling J. Kucks -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CLE B. Avila J. Kucks 3% 50% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CLE A. Smith J. Kucks 3% 53% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CLE V. Wertz J. Kucks 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY H. Bauer E. Wynn -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYY B. Martin E. Wynn -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYY M. Mantle E. Wynn -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Johnny Kucks facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen J. Kucks 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE J. Busby J. Kucks 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel J. Kucks 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- NYY Y. Berra E. Wynn 4% 59% Single to CF
b2 0-0 0 1-- O NYY B. Skowron E. Wynn -3% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 1 1-- O NYY G. McDougald E. Wynn -3% 52% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 1-- NYY E. Howard E. Wynn 2% 54% Single to SS; Skowron to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- R NYY A. Carey E. Wynn 11% 65% Single to RF; Skowron Scores; Howard to 2B
b2 1-0 2 12- O NYY J. Kucks E. Wynn -4% 61% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Johnny Kucks facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- CLE J. Hegan J. Kucks -7% 54% Double to LF
t3 0-1 0 -2- O CLE E. Wynn J. Kucks 7% 61% Fielder's Choice P; Hegan out at 3B/P-3B
t3 0-1 1 1-- OO CLE G. Woodling J. Kucks 6% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O NYY H. Bauer E. Wynn -2% 65% Popfly: 2B
b3 1-0 1 --- O NYY B. Martin E. Wynn -1% 63% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 1-0 2 --- O NYY M. Mantle E. Wynn -1% 62% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Johnny Kucks facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- CLE B. Avila J. Kucks -5% 58% Single to 3B
t4 0-1 0 1-- CLE A. Smith J. Kucks -7% 51% Single to RF; Avila to 2B
t4 0-1 0 12- O CLE V. Wertz J. Kucks 7% 57% Popfly: SS
t4 0-1 1 12- CLE A. Rosen J. Kucks -3% 54% Avila Steals 3B
t4 0-1 1 1-3 R CLE A. Rosen J. Kucks -9% 45% Single to 1B; Avila Scores; Smith to 2B
t4 1-1 1 12- O CLE J. Busby J. Kucks 3% 49% Groundout: 1B-P; Smith to 3B; Rosen to 2B
t4 1-1 2 -23 O CLE C. Carrasquel J. Kucks 7% 56% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Early Wynn facing 4-5-6
b4 1-1 0 --- O NYY Y. Berra E. Wynn -3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-1 1 --- O NYY B. Skowron E. Wynn -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b4 1-1 2 --- NYY G. McDougald E. Wynn 3% 54% Double to LF
b4 1-1 2 -2- O NYY E. Howard E. Wynn -4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Yankees 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Johnny Kucks facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan J. Kucks 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-1 1 --- CLE E. Wynn J. Kucks -3% 50% Single to CF
t5 1-1 1 1-- O CLE G. Woodling J. Kucks 4% 54% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 1-1 2 1-- O CLE B. Avila J. Kucks 3% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Early Wynn facing 8-9-1
b5 1-1 0 --- O NYY A. Carey E. Wynn -3% 54% Flyball: RF
b5 1-1 1 --- NYY J. Kucks E. Wynn 3% 57% Walk
b5 1-1 1 1-- O NYY H. Bauer E. Wynn -4% 53% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 1-1 2 1-- O NYY B. Martin E. Wynn -3% 50% Bunt Groundout: C unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Yankees 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Johnny Kucks facing 3-4-5
t6 1-1 0 --- O CLE A. Smith J. Kucks 3% 53% Popfly: 2B
t6 1-1 1 --- CLE V. Wertz J. Kucks -4% 50% Walk
t6 1-1 1 1-- CLE A. Rosen J. Kucks -5% 45% Walk; Wertz to 2B
t6 1-1 1 12- O CLE J. Busby J. Kucks 6% 51% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-1 2 12- R CLE C. Carrasquel J. Kucks -16% 35% Single to LF; Wertz Scores; Rosen to 2B
t6 2-1 2 12- O CLE J. Hegan J. Kucks 5% 39% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Early Wynn facing 3-4-5
b6 1-2 0 --- R NYY M. Mantle E. Wynn 18% 58% Home Run
b6 2-2 0 --- O NYY Y. Berra E. Wynn -3% 54% Lineout: SS
b6 2-2 1 --- O NYY B. Skowron E. Wynn -2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
b6 2-2 2 --- O NYY G. McDougald E. Wynn -2% 50% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 2.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 2-2, Yankees' Johnny Kucks facing 9-1-2
t7 2-2 0 --- O CLE E. Wynn J. Kucks 4% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-2 1 --- CLE G. Woodling J. Kucks -4% 50% Single to CF
t7 2-2 1 1-- OO CLE B. Avila J. Kucks 9% 59% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Tied 2-2, Indians' Early Wynn facing 7-8-9
b7 2-2 0 --- R NYY E. Howard E. Wynn 20% 79% Home Run
b7 3-2 0 --- O NYY A. Carey E. Wynn -2% 77% Flyball: LF
b7 3-2 1 --- O NYY J. Kucks E. Wynn -1% 76% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 3-2 2 --- R NYY H. Bauer E. Wynn 11% 87% Home Run
b7 4-2 2 --- O NYY B. Martin E. Wynn -1% 86% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 4.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Yankees' Johnny Kucks facing 3-4-5
t8 2-4 0 --- R CLE A. Smith J. Kucks -12% 75% Home Run
t8 3-4 0 --- O CLE V. Wertz J. Kucks 6% 80% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 3-4 1 --- O CLE A. Rosen J. Kucks 4% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-4 2 --- O CLE J. Busby J. Kucks 3% 87% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-3, Indians' Early Wynn facing 3-4-5
b8 4-3 0 --- NYY M. Mantle E. Wynn 2% 89% Single to RF
b8 4-3 0 1-- NYY Y. Berra E. Wynn 3% 92% Single to LF; Mantle to 2B
Ray Narleski replaces Early Wynn pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-3 0 12- O NYY B. Skowron R. Narleski -3% 89% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Berra to 2B
b8 4-3 1 12- NYY G. McDougald R. Narleski 3% 92% Walk; Berra to 3B; Skowron to 2B
b8 4-3 1 123 O NYY E. Howard R. Narleski -4% 88% Strikeout Looking
b8 4-3 2 123 O NYY A. Carey R. Narleski -4% 84% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 3, Yankees 4.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Yankees' Johnny Kucks facing 7-8-9
t9 3-4 0 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel J. Kucks 7% 91% Groundout: P-1B
Dale Mitchell pinch hits for Jim Hegan (C) batting 8th
t9 3-4 1 --- O CLE D. Mitchell J. Kucks 5% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
Hal Naragon pinch hits for Ray Narleski (P) batting 9th
t9 3-4 2 --- CLE H. Naragon J. Kucks -4% 92% Single to RF
Hoot Evers pinch runs for Hal Naragon (PH) batting 9th
t9 3-4 2 1-- CLE G. Woodling J. Kucks -6% 86% Walk; Evers to 2B
t9 3-4 2 12- O CLE B. Avila J. Kucks 14% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Yankees 4.

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