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Standings
KCA
@BAL
3
4
CLE
@NYY
3
0
DET
@WSH
8
3
PHI
@CHC
4
6
PIT
@CIN
4
7
NYG
@MLN
3
5
NYG
@MLN
2
6
BRO
@STL
2
1
Tuesday, August 21, 1956,
, Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 39,187, Time of Game: 2:50
Indians
3
68-48
 Won 4 
2nd, 7½ GB
at Yankees
0
77-42
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Herb Score (14-7)
L: Don Larsen (7-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  2  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    3  7  0
Yankees         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  2  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Avila 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .230 .348 .322 .671 -0.080 0.75 0.032 -0.112 -0.9 1 2 2B
Gene Woodling LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .281 .416 .431 .846 0.070 0.90 0.114 -0.044 0.4 0 0
Al Smith CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .281 .379 .454 .833 -0.082 0.89 0.000 -0.082 -1.2 4 0
Al Rosen 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .286 .380 .465 .845 -0.017 0.60 0.016 -0.033 -0.4 1 1
   George Strickland 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .331 .320 .651 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Preston Ward 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .291 .376 .475 .850 -0.051 0.78 0.019 -0.070 -0.6 7 0
Dave Pope RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .238 .250 .488 0.063 0.93 0.063 0.000 0.6 0 0 2B
   Rocky Colavito PH-RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .266 .367 .531 .899 -0.030 0.52 0.000 -0.030 -0.5 1 0
Jim Hegan C 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .227 .336 .369 .705 -0.100 0.67 0.000 -0.100 -1.3 13 0
Chico Carrasquel SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .248 .327 .323 .650 0.097 0.66 0.115 -0.018 0.9 0 2 2B
Herb Score P 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 .185 .264 .262 .525 0.119 0.71 0.164 -0.045 1.4 0 1 HR,CS
Team Totals 34 3 7 3 3 6 37 .206 .270 .382 .653 -0.011 0.73 0.523 -0.534 -1.6 27 7
2B: D Pope (1, off D Larsen); C Carrasquel (12, off D Larsen); B Avila (12, off M McDermott).
HR: H Score (1, off M McDermott, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: H Score 5; C Carrasquel 2; B Avila 2; D Pope 2; P Ward; G Woodling.
RBI: H Score 2 (6); G Woodling (30).
2-out RBI: G Woodling.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Baserunning
CS: H Score (1, 2nd base by M McDermott/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 0 0 0 0 1 4 .241 .325 .451 .776 -0.102 0.97 0.000 -0.102 -1.0 1 0
Gil McDougald SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .311 .407 .441 .848 -0.022 0.73 0.032 -0.054 -0.2 2 0
Mickey Mantle CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .361 .473 .717 1.190 -0.047 0.88 0.027 -0.075 -0.4 4 0
Yogi Berra C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .285 .370 .518 .888 -0.039 1.06 0.045 -0.083 -0.4 7 1
Billy Martin 2B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .290 .341 .437 .778 -0.105 0.98 0.000 -0.105 -1.0 2 2
Bill Skowron 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .313 .387 .542 .929 -0.064 0.79 0.000 -0.064 -0.6 8 2
Elston Howard LF 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 .257 .308 .363 .672 0.056 0.88 0.082 -0.027 0.5 0 0 2B
Andy Carey 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .238 .316 .348 .664 -0.100 1.22 0.000 -0.100 -0.8 3 3
Don Larsen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .277 .393 .670 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mickey McDermott P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .167 .255 .238 .493 -0.087 1.09 0.000 -0.087 -0.7 0 1
Team Totals 29 0 2 0 3 11 32 .069 .156 .103 .260 -0.510 0.95 0.186 -0.697 -4.6 27 9
2B: E Howard (7, off H Score).
TB: E Howard 2; M Mantle.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. Y Berra-B Martin.
E: G McDougald (14).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Herb Score, W (14-7) 9 2 0 0 3 11 0 2.69 32 91 0.510 0.95 4.6
Team Totals 9 2 0 0 3 11 0 0.00 32 91 0.510 0.95 4.6

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Larsen, L (7-5) 2.1 5 2 2 1 2 0 3.69 14 40 -0.114 1.17 -1.0
Mickey McDermott 6.2 2 1 1 2 4 1 4.35 23 1 0 0.124 0.48 2.6
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 3 6 1 3.00 37 40 1 0 0.010 0.73 1.6
Balks: None.
WP: H Score (10); M McDermott 2 (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Umont, 1B - Charlie Berry, 2B - Jim Honochick, 3B - Larry Napp.
Time of Game: 2:50.
Attendance: 39,187.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 67° F, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         New York Yankees
1 Bobby Avila 2B 1 Hank Bauer RF
2 Gene Woodling LF 2 Gil McDougald SS
3 Al Smith CF 3 Mickey Mantle CF
4 Al Rosen 3B 4 Yogi Berra C
5 Preston Ward 1B 5 Billy Martin 2B
6 Dave Pope RF 6 Bill Skowron 1B
7 Jim Hegan C 7 Elston Howard LF
8 Chico Carrasquel SS 8 Andy Carey 3B
9 Herb Score P 9 Don Larsen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 1-0 2 1-3 R CLE G. Woodling D. Larsen 9% 69% Single to CF; Score to 2B; Carrasquel Scores
t2 0-0 1 1-- CLE C. Carrasquel D. Larsen 9% 59% Double (CF-RF); Hegan to 3B
t7 2-0 1 --- R CLE H. Score M. McDermott 8% 89% Home Run
t2 0-0 1 -23 R CLE H. Score D. Larsen 8% 67% Single to RF; Carrasquel to 3B; Hegan Scores
b8 0-3 0 --- NYY E. Howard H. Score -6% 85% Double (CF-RF)

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' Don Larsen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Avila D. Larsen -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- CLE G. Woodling D. Larsen 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CLE A. Smith D. Larsen -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Woodling to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- CLE A. Rosen D. Larsen 2% 50% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball); Woodling to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O CLE P. Ward D. Larsen -5% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY H. Bauer H. Score 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYY G. McDougald H. Score 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYY M. Mantle H. Score 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' Don Larsen facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- CLE D. Pope D. Larsen 6% 56% Double to CF
t2 0-0 0 -2- O CLE J. Hegan D. Larsen -6% 50% Fielder's Choice 1B; Pope out at 3B/1B-3B
t2 0-0 1 1-- CLE C. Carrasquel D. Larsen 9% 59% Double (CF-RF); Hegan to 3B
t2 0-0 1 -23 R CLE H. Score D. Larsen 8% 67% Single to RF; Carrasquel to 3B; Hegan Scores
t2 1-0 1 1-3 O CLE B. Avila D. Larsen -6% 60% Foul Flyball: 1B
t2 1-0 2 1-3 R CLE G. Woodling D. Larsen 9% 69% Single to CF; Score to 2B; Carrasquel Scores
t2 2-0 2 12- O CLE A. Smith D. Larsen -3% 66% Strikeout
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Herb Score facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O NYY Y. Berra H. Score 2% 69% Flyball: CF
b2 0-2 1 --- O NYY B. Martin H. Score 2% 70% Strikeout
b2 0-2 2 --- O NYY B. Skowron H. Score 1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 4-5-6
t3 2-0 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen D. Larsen -2% 70% Lineout: 2B
t3 2-0 1 --- CLE P. Ward D. Larsen 2% 72% Single to RF
Mickey McDermott replaces Don Larsen pitching and batting 9th
Rocky Colavito pinch hits for Dave Pope (RF) batting 6th
t3 2-0 1 1-- O CLE R. Colavito M. McDermott -1% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B; Ward to 2B
t3 2-0 2 -2- O CLE J. Hegan M. McDermott -3% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Herb Score facing 7-8-9
Rocky Colavito moves from PH to RF
b3 0-2 0 --- O NYY E. Howard H. Score 3% 70% Strikeout
b3 0-2 1 --- O NYY A. Carey H. Score 2% 72% Foul Flyball: C
b3 0-2 2 --- O NYY M. McDermott H. Score 1% 73% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Yankees' Mickey McDermott facing 8-9-1
t4 2-0 0 --- CLE C. Carrasquel M. McDermott 3% 76% Walk
t4 2-0 0 1-- O CLE H. Score M. McDermott -3% 73% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 2-0 1 1-- OO CLE B. Avila M. McDermott -4% 69% Double Play: Strikeout, Score Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
b4 0-2 0 --- O NYY H. Bauer H. Score 3% 72% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 1 --- NYY G. McDougald H. Score -3% 69% Walk
b4 0-2 1 1-- O NYY M. Mantle H. Score 4% 72% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-2 2 1-- O NYY Y. Berra H. Score 3% 75% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Yankees' Mickey McDermott facing 2-3-4
t5 2-0 0 --- O CLE G. Woodling M. McDermott -2% 74% Flyball: CF
t5 2-0 1 --- O CLE A. Smith M. McDermott -1% 72% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t5 2-0 2 --- O CLE A. Rosen M. McDermott -1% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Herb Score facing 5-6-7
b5 0-2 0 --- O NYY B. Martin H. Score 3% 75% Flyball: CF
b5 0-2 1 --- O NYY B. Skowron H. Score 2% 77% Strikeout
b5 0-2 2 --- NYY E. Howard H. Score -2% 75% Walk
b5 0-2 2 1-- O NYY A. Carey H. Score 3% 78% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Yankees' Mickey McDermott facing 5-6-7
t6 2-0 0 --- O CLE P. Ward M. McDermott -2% 76% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-0 1 --- O CLE R. Colavito M. McDermott -1% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-0 2 --- O CLE J. Hegan M. McDermott -1% 74% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Herb Score facing 9-1-2
b6 0-2 0 --- O NYY M. McDermott H. Score 4% 78% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-2 1 --- O NYY H. Bauer H. Score 2% 80% Lineout: 3B
b6 0-2 2 --- O NYY G. McDougald H. Score 2% 82% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 0.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Yankees' Mickey McDermott facing 8-9-1
t7 2-0 0 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel M. McDermott -2% 80% Flyball: CF
t7 2-0 1 --- R CLE H. Score M. McDermott 8% 89% Home Run
t7 3-0 1 --- CLE B. Avila M. McDermott 2% 90% Double to LF
t7 3-0 1 -2- CLE G. Woodling M. McDermott 1% 92% Wild Pitch; Avila to 3B
t7 3-0 1 --3 O CLE G. Woodling M. McDermott -3% 89% Flyball: SS
t7 3-0 2 --3 O CLE A. Smith M. McDermott -2% 87% Foul Flyball: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Herb Score facing 3-4-5
b7 0-3 0 --- O NYY M. Mantle H. Score 3% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 0-3 1 --- NYY Y. Berra H. Score -3% 87% Walk
b7 0-3 1 1-- NYY B. Martin H. Score -1% 86% Wild Pitch; Berra to 2B
b7 0-3 1 -2- O NYY B. Martin H. Score 4% 90% Strikeout
b7 0-3 2 -2- O NYY B. Skowron H. Score 3% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Yankees 0.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Mickey McDermott facing 4-5-6
t8 3-0 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen M. McDermott -1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 3-0 1 --- O CLE P. Ward M. McDermott -0% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-0 2 --- O CLE R. Colavito M. McDermott -0% 91% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Herb Score facing 7-8-9
George Strickland replaces Al Rosen playing 3B batting 4th
b8 0-3 0 --- NYY E. Howard H. Score -6% 85% Double (CF-RF)
b8 0-3 0 -2- O NYY A. Carey H. Score 5% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 0-3 1 -2- O NYY M. McDermott H. Score 4% 94% Strikeout Looking
b8 0-3 2 -2- O NYY H. Bauer H. Score 3% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Yankees 0.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Mickey McDermott facing 7-8-9
t9 3-0 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan M. McDermott -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t9 3-0 1 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel M. McDermott -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t9 3-0 2 --- CLE H. Score M. McDermott 0% 96% Walk
t9 3-0 2 1-- CLE B. Avila M. McDermott 0% 96% Wild Pitch; Score to 2B
t9 3-0 2 -2- O CLE B. Avila M. McDermott -1% 96% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Herb Score facing 2-3-4
b9 0-3 0 --- O NYY G. McDougald H. Score 2% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 0-3 1 --- NYY M. Mantle H. Score -3% 95% Single to LF
b9 0-3 1 1-- O NYY Y. Berra H. Score 3% 98% Foul Flyball: C
b9 0-3 2 1-- O NYY B. Martin H. Score 2% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Yankees 0.

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