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@BAL
4
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@BOS
4
3
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@BOS
4
5
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@NYY
5
7
 
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@NYY
0
4
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@WSH
2
5
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2
4
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@PHI
4
6
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@PHI
1
0
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@STL
7
5
Thursday, July 16, 1959, 5:20PM
, Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 38,674, Time of Game: 2:28
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Indians
0
47-37
 Lost 3 
2nd, 1 GB
at Yankees
4
44-43
 Won 3 
4th, 5½ GB
W: Bobby Shantz (4-2)
L: Bob Smith (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  0
Yankees         0  2  0   0  0  1   1  0  X    4  8  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Piersall CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .227 .280 .304 .584 -0.136 1.35 0.000 -0.136 -1.3 5 0
Vic Power 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .297 .337 .450 .787 -0.023 0.62 0.024 -0.047 -0.3 6 0
Minnie Minoso LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .294 .370 .478 .848 -0.080 0.82 0.000 -0.080 -0.8 2 0
Rocky Colavito RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .287 .360 .590 .950 -0.055 0.54 0.000 -0.055 -0.6 3 0
Woodie Held SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .259 .328 .459 .787 -0.030 0.69 0.027 -0.057 -0.5 2 3 2B
George Strickland 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .262 .330 .350 .680 -0.035 0.72 0.026 -0.061 -0.4 0 1
Billy Martin 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .240 .279 .385 .664 0.082 0.65 0.105 -0.023 0.7 3 3 2B
Dick Brown C 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .247 .321 .392 .713 -0.027 1.04 0.012 -0.039 -0.2 3 1 IW
Bob Smith P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.107 1.95 0.000 -0.107 -1.0 0 0
   Mudcat Grant P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .229 .371 0.012 0.30 0.012 0.000 0.1 0 0
   Mike Garcia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .154 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 0 5 0 2 7 34 .156 .206 .219 .425 -0.399 0.85 0.206 -0.605 -4.2 24 8
2B: B Martin (5, off B Shantz); W Held (10, off B Shantz).
IBB: D Brown (1, by B Shantz).
TB: B Martin 3; W Held 2; V Power; M Grant.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 3.

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 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .270 .317 .328 .645 -0.072 0.57 0.000 -0.072 -1.5 2 2
Hank Bauer LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .254 .338 .395 .733 -0.012 0.45 0.027 -0.039 0.5 0 0 HR
Mickey Mantle CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .298 .416 .552 .967 -0.002 0.30 0.016 -0.017 0.2 2 0
Hector Lopez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .285 .339 .492 .831 -0.045 0.42 0.000 -0.045 -0.9 0 2
Yogi Berra C 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .277 .351 .462 .814 0.089 0.49 0.092 -0.003 1.0 8 0 2B
Elston Howard 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .266 .302 .468 .770 -0.014 0.75 0.048 -0.063 0.3 11 0 2B
Enos Slaughter RF 2 1 1 2 2 0 4 .164 .303 .382 .685 0.197 0.77 0.202 -0.005 1.7 2 0 HR
Gil McDougald SS 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .260 .325 .384 .709 -0.021 0.76 0.013 -0.035 -0.9 2 2 SF
Bobby Shantz P 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .250 .357 .417 .774 -0.017 0.51 0.016 -0.033 -0.2 0 1
Team Totals 31 4 8 4 5 2 37 .258 .351 .516 .867 0.103 0.56 0.414 -0.312 0.3 27 7
2B: Y Berra (12, off B Smith); E Howard (13, off B Smith).
HR: E Slaughter (4, off B Smith, 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); H Bauer (6, off M Grant, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: G McDougald (2, off B Smith).
TB: E Slaughter 4; H Bauer 4; Y Berra 4; E Howard 3; M Mantle.
RBI: E Slaughter 2 (10); H Bauer (22); G McDougald (19).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 5.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Smith, L (0-1) 5.2 6 3 3 4 2 1 8.68 27 43 -0.104 0.70 -0.9
Mudcat Grant 1.1 2 1 1 1 0 1 4.10 7 3 0 0.000 0.23 0.2
Mike Garcia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.29 3 0 0 0.003 0.03 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 4 4 5 2 2 4.50 37 43 3 0 -0.101 0.56 -0.3

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bobby Shantz, W (4-2) 9 5 0 0 2 7 0 3.02 34 82 0.398 0.85 4.2
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 2 7 0 0.00 34 82 0.398 0.85 4.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Shantz (3; D Brown).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Napp, 1B - John Rice, 2B - Eddie Rommel, 3B - Johnny Stevens.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 38,674.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         New York Yankees
1 Jim Piersall CF 1 Bobby Richardson 2B
2 Vic Power 1B 2 Hank Bauer LF
3 Minnie Minoso LF 3 Mickey Mantle CF
4 Rocky Colavito RF 4 Hector Lopez 3B
5 Woodie Held SS 5 Yogi Berra C
6 George Strickland 3B 6 Elston Howard 1B
7 Billy Martin 2B 7 Enos Slaughter RF
8 Dick Brown C 8 Gil McDougald SS
9 Bob Smith P 9 Bobby Shantz P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 1 1-- RR NYY E. Slaughter B. Smith 19% 74% Home Run; Berra Scores
t2 0-0 1 1-- CLE B. Martin B. Shantz -9% 41% Double to RF; Strickland to 3B
t2 0-0 1 123 O CLE B. Smith B. Shantz 8% 47% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 123 O CLE J. Piersall B. Shantz 8% 55% Foul Flyball: C
b6 2-0 1 1-- NYY E. Howard B. Smith 5% 90% Double to LF; Berra to 3B

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' Bobby Shantz facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Piersall B. Shantz 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- CLE V. Power B. Shantz -2% 50% Single to LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CLE M. Minoso B. Shantz 3% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CLE R. Colavito B. Shantz 2% 55% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Smith facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY B. Richardson B. Smith -2% 52% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYY H. Bauer B. Smith -1% 51% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- NYY M. Mantle B. Smith 1% 52% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 2 1-- O NYY H. Lopez B. Smith -2% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Bobby Shantz facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE W. Held B. Shantz 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- CLE G. Strickland B. Shantz -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- CLE B. Martin B. Shantz -9% 41% Double to RF; Strickland to 3B
t2 0-0 1 -23 CLE D. Brown B. Shantz -1% 39% Intentional Walk
t2 0-0 1 123 O CLE B. Smith B. Shantz 8% 47% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 123 O CLE J. Piersall B. Shantz 8% 55% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Smith facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- NYY Y. Berra B. Smith 4% 59% Single to RF
b2 0-0 0 1-- O NYY E. Howard B. Smith -3% 55% Lineout: SS
b2 0-0 1 1-- RR NYY E. Slaughter B. Smith 19% 74% Home Run; Berra Scores
b2 2-0 1 --- O NYY G. McDougald B. Smith -1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 2-0 2 --- NYY B. Shantz B. Smith 1% 74% Walk
b2 2-0 2 1-- O NYY B. Richardson B. Smith -2% 72% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 2.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Bobby Shantz facing 2-3-4
t3 0-2 0 --- O CLE V. Power B. Shantz 2% 75% Flyball: 2B
t3 0-2 1 --- O CLE M. Minoso B. Shantz 2% 76% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-2 2 --- O CLE R. Colavito B. Shantz 1% 77% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Bob Smith facing 2-3-4
b3 2-0 0 --- O NYY H. Bauer B. Smith -1% 76% Flyball: CF
b3 2-0 1 --- O NYY M. Mantle B. Smith -1% 75% Flyball: LF
b3 2-0 2 --- O NYY H. Lopez B. Smith -1% 74% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 2.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Bobby Shantz facing 5-6-7
t4 0-2 0 --- O CLE W. Held B. Shantz 3% 77% Lineout: CF
t4 0-2 1 --- O CLE G. Strickland B. Shantz 2% 79% Lineout: RF
t4 0-2 2 --- CLE B. Martin B. Shantz -1% 77% Single to LF
t4 0-2 2 1-- O CLE D. Brown B. Shantz 3% 80% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Bob Smith facing 5-6-7
b4 2-0 0 --- NYY Y. Berra B. Smith 4% 84% Double to RF
b4 2-0 0 -2- O NYY E. Howard B. Smith -3% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-0 1 -2- NYY E. Slaughter B. Smith 1% 82% Walk
b4 2-0 1 12- O NYY G. McDougald B. Smith -2% 80% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Berra to 3B
b4 2-0 2 1-3 O NYY B. Shantz B. Smith -3% 76% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 2.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Bobby Shantz facing 9-1-2
t5 0-2 0 --- O CLE B. Smith B. Shantz 3% 79% Strikeout
t5 0-2 1 --- O CLE J. Piersall B. Shantz 2% 81% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-2 2 --- O CLE V. Power B. Shantz 1% 82% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Bob Smith facing 1-2-3
b5 2-0 0 --- O NYY B. Richardson B. Smith -1% 81% Flyball: CF
b5 2-0 1 --- O NYY H. Bauer B. Smith -1% 80% Flyball: CF
b5 2-0 2 --- O NYY M. Mantle B. Smith -1% 79% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 2.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Bobby Shantz facing 3-4-5
t6 0-2 0 --- O CLE M. Minoso B. Shantz 3% 82% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 0-2 1 --- O CLE R. Colavito B. Shantz 2% 84% Flyball: CF
t6 0-2 2 --- CLE W. Held B. Shantz -3% 82% Double (LF-CF)
t6 0-2 2 -2- O CLE G. Strickland B. Shantz 4% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Bob Smith facing 4-5-6
b6 2-0 0 --- O NYY H. Lopez B. Smith -1% 84% Flyball: LF
b6 2-0 1 --- NYY Y. Berra B. Smith 1% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b6 2-0 1 1-- NYY E. Howard B. Smith 5% 90% Double to LF; Berra to 3B
b6 2-0 1 -23 NYY E. Slaughter B. Smith 0% 90% Walk
b6 2-0 1 123 RO NYY G. McDougald B. Smith 1% 92% Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Berra Scores
b6 3-0 2 12- NYY B. Shantz B. Smith 1% 93% Walk; Howard to 3B; Slaughter to 2B
Mudcat Grant replaces Bob Smith pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-0 2 123 O NYY B. Richardson M. Grant -2% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 3.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Bobby Shantz facing 7-8-9
t7 0-3 0 --- O CLE B. Martin B. Shantz 2% 93% Flyball: RF
t7 0-3 1 --- O CLE D. Brown B. Shantz 1% 94% Strikeout
t7 0-3 2 --- CLE M. Grant B. Shantz -1% 93% Single to LF
t7 0-3 2 1-- O CLE J. Piersall B. Shantz 2% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 2-3-4
b7 3-0 0 --- R NYY H. Bauer M. Grant 3% 97% Home Run
b7 4-0 0 --- NYY M. Mantle M. Grant 0% 98% Walk
b7 4-0 0 1-- O NYY H. Lopez M. Grant -0% 97% Lineout: CF
b7 4-0 1 1-- O NYY Y. Berra M. Grant -0% 97% Foul Flyball: 1B
b7 4-0 2 1-- NYY E. Howard M. Grant 0% 97% Single to RF; Mantle to 2B
b7 4-0 2 12- O NYY E. Slaughter M. Grant -0% 97% Groundout: C-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 4.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Yankees' Bobby Shantz facing 2-3-4
t8 0-4 0 --- O CLE V. Power B. Shantz 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 0-4 1 --- O CLE M. Minoso B. Shantz 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 0-4 2 --- O CLE R. Colavito B. Shantz 0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 8-9-1
Mike Garcia replaces Mudcat Grant pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-0 0 --- O NYY G. McDougald M. Garcia -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-0 1 --- O NYY B. Shantz M. Garcia -0% 99% Flyball: SS
b8 4-0 2 --- O NYY B. Richardson M. Garcia -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 4.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Yankees' Bobby Shantz facing 5-6-7
t9 0-4 0 --- O CLE W. Held B. Shantz 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 0-4 1 --- O CLE G. Strickland B. Shantz 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 0-4 2 --- O CLE B. Martin B. Shantz 0% 100% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 4.

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