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WSH
@BOS
4
10
SLB
@CHW
2
8
CLE
@DET
2
4
NYY
@PHA
0
4
PHI
@BRO
4
8
BSN
@NYG
0
5
CIN
@PIT
4
5
 
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CHC
@STL
2
6
Friday, May 1, 1931,
, Shibe Park
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 0:00
Yankees
0
8-7
 Lost 1 
3rd, 1½ GB
at Athletics
4
6-6
 Won 1 
6th, 2 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  1
Athletics       1  0  1   0  2  0   0  0  X    4  9  0

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Earle Combs CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .289 .349 .368 .718 -0.033 0.46 0.011 -0.044 -0.3 2 0
Jimmie Reese 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .478 .520 .783 1.303 -0.039 0.72 0.026 -0.065 -0.1 6 2
Ben Chapman LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .294 .377 .382 .759 -0.075 0.69 0.000 -0.075 -1.3 2 0
Lou Gehrig 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .246 .372 .492 .864 -0.018 0.54 0.027 -0.045 -0.3 8 0
Tony Lazzeri 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .227 .320 .288 .608 -0.062 0.97 0.026 -0.088 -1.1 1 4
Dixie Walker RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .300 .300 .500 .800 -0.064 0.81 0.000 -0.064 -0.7 0 0
Lyn Lary SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .299 .397 .478 .875 -0.033 0.52 0.007 -0.039 -0.3 0 4
Bill Dickey C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .190 .230 .207 .436 -0.059 0.71 0.000 -0.059 -0.8 5 1
   Arndt Jorgens C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
George Pipgras P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.033 0.62 0.000 -0.033 -0.4 0 0
   Joe Sewell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .429 .200 .629 -0.012 0.43 0.000 -0.012 -0.3
Team Totals 30 0 3 0 2 5 32 .100 .156 .100 .256 -0.428 0.67 0.097 -0.524 -5.5 24 11
TB: E Combs; T Lazzeri; J Reese.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Lazzeri-L Gehrig; L Lary-J Reese-L Gehrig.
E: L Gehrig (2).

Philadelphia Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Max Bishop 2B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .200 .360 .275 .635 0.055 0.57 0.075 -0.020 0.7 2 4 2B
Mule Haas CF 3 1 2 1 0 0 4 .341 .420 .500 .920 0.065 0.67 0.106 -0.041 1.0 1 0 HR,2B,SH
Mickey Cochrane C 2 1 2 2 1 0 4 .326 .383 .558 .941 0.155 0.53 0.155 0.000 2.8 6 0 HR,SH
Al Simmons LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .326 .396 .628 1.024 0.027 0.69 0.060 -0.033 -0.4 1 0
Jimmie Foxx 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .143 .294 .143 .437 -0.110 0.66 0.004 -0.114 -2.4 10 1 2·GDP
Doc Cramer RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .429 .500 .429 .929 0.001 0.42 0.024 -0.024 -0.1 2 0
Jimmy Dykes 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .244 .277 .400 .677 -0.008 0.52 0.024 -0.032 -0.5 3 1
Joe Boley SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .146 .167 .171 .337 -0.051 0.50 0.000 -0.051 -1.1 1 3
George Earnshaw P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .286 .286 .571 .857 -0.061 0.74 0.000 -0.061 -1.0 1 2
Team Totals 30 4 9 4 3 2 35 .300 .364 .567 .930 0.073 0.58 0.448 -0.376 -0.9 27 11
2B: M Bishop (3, off G Pipgras); M Haas (4, off G Pipgras).
HR: M Haas (1, off G Pipgras, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF); M Cochrane (2, off G Pipgras, 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: M Haas (3, off G Pipgras); M Cochrane (1, off G Pipgras).
TB: M Haas 6; M Cochrane 5; M Bishop 2; J Foxx; D Cramer; A Simmons; J Dykes.
GIDP: J Foxx 2 ().
RBI: M Cochrane 2 (9); M Haas (5); A Simmons (13).
2-out RBI: M Haas.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
George Pipgras, L (0-1) 8 9 4 4 3 2 2 4.00 35 47 -0.073 0.58 0.9
Team Totals 8 9 4 4 3 2 2 4.50 35 47 -0.073 0.58 0.9

Philadelphia Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
George Earnshaw, W (1-2) 9 3 0 0 2 5 0 3.97 32 84 0.427 0.67 5.5
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 2 5 0 0.00 32 84 0.427 0.67 5.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bick Campbell, 1B - Bill Dinneen, 2B - (none), 3B - Bill Guthrie.
Time of Game: 0:00.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Philadelphia Athletics
1 Earle Combs CF 1 Max Bishop 2B
2 Jimmie Reese 2B 2 Mule Haas CF
3 Ben Chapman LF 3 Mickey Cochrane C
4 Lou Gehrig 1B 4 Al Simmons LF
5 Tony Lazzeri 3B 5 Jimmie Foxx 1B
6 Dixie Walker RF 6 Doc Cramer RF
7 Lyn Lary SS 7 Jimmy Dykes 3B
8 Bill Dickey C 8 Joe Boley SS
9 George Pipgras P 9 George Earnshaw P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-0 2 --- R PHA M. Haas G. Pipgras 10% 72% Home Run
b5 2-0 1 --3 RR PHA M. Cochrane G. Pipgras 8% 91% Home Run; Bishop Scores
b1 1-0 1 12- OO PHA J. Foxx G. Pipgras -8% 59% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 R PHA A. Simmons G. Pipgras 6% 67% Single to LF; Bishop Scores; Cochrane to 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- PHA M. Cochrane G. Pipgras 6% 61% Single to RF; Bishop to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY E. Combs G. Earnshaw 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYY J. Reese G. Earnshaw 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYY B. Chapman G. Earnshaw 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' George Pipgras facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- PHA M. Bishop G. Pipgras 3% 59% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O PHA M. Haas G. Pipgras -3% 55% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- PHA M. Cochrane G. Pipgras 6% 61% Single to RF; Bishop to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 R PHA A. Simmons G. Pipgras 6% 67% Single to LF; Bishop Scores; Cochrane to 2B
b1 1-0 1 12- OO PHA J. Foxx G. Pipgras -8% 59% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O NYY L. Gehrig G. Earnshaw 3% 62% Popfly: 3B
t2 0-1 1 --- NYY T. Lazzeri G. Earnshaw -3% 59% Single to CF
t2 0-1 1 1-- O NYY D. Walker G. Earnshaw 3% 62% Strikeout
t2 0-1 2 1-- O NYY L. Lary G. Earnshaw 3% 65% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' George Pipgras facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O PHA D. Cramer G. Pipgras -2% 63% Foul Flyball: LF
b2 1-0 1 --- O PHA J. Dykes G. Pipgras -2% 61% Lineout: LF
b2 1-0 2 --- O PHA J. Boley G. Pipgras -1% 60% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O NYY B. Dickey G. Earnshaw 3% 63% Foul Flyball: 3B
t3 0-1 1 --- O NYY G. Pipgras G. Earnshaw 2% 65% Foul Flyball: C
t3 0-1 2 --- O NYY E. Combs G. Earnshaw 1% 66% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' George Pipgras facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O PHA G. Earnshaw G. Pipgras -2% 64% Strikeout
b3 1-0 1 --- O PHA M. Bishop G. Pipgras -2% 62% Foul Flyball: C
b3 1-0 2 --- R PHA M. Haas G. Pipgras 10% 72% Home Run
b3 2-0 2 --- PHA M. Cochrane G. Pipgras 1% 73% Walk
b3 2-0 2 1-- O PHA A. Simmons G. Pipgras -2% 71% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- O NYY J. Reese G. Earnshaw 3% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-2 1 --- O NYY B. Chapman G. Earnshaw 2% 76% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-2 2 --- O NYY L. Gehrig G. Earnshaw 1% 77% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Yankees' George Pipgras facing 5-6-7
b4 2-0 0 --- O PHA J. Foxx G. Pipgras -2% 75% Popfly: 2B
b4 2-0 1 --- PHA D. Cramer G. Pipgras 2% 77% Single to LF
b4 2-0 1 1-- PHA J. Dykes G. Pipgras 2% 79% Single to LF; Cramer to 2B
b4 2-0 1 12- O PHA J. Boley G. Pipgras -3% 76% Popfly: C
b4 2-0 2 12- O PHA G. Earnshaw G. Pipgras -3% 73% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 5-6-7
t5 0-2 0 --- O NYY T. Lazzeri G. Earnshaw 3% 76% Foul Flyball: 1B
t5 0-2 1 --- O NYY D. Walker G. Earnshaw 2% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-2 2 --- O NYY L. Lary G. Earnshaw 1% 80% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Yankees' George Pipgras facing 1-2-3
b5 2-0 0 --- PHA M. Bishop G. Pipgras 4% 84% Double to LF
b5 2-0 0 -2- O PHA M. Haas G. Pipgras -1% 83% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Bishop to 3B
b5 2-0 1 --3 RR PHA M. Cochrane G. Pipgras 8% 91% Home Run; Bishop Scores
b5 4-0 1 --- O PHA A. Simmons G. Pipgras -1% 90% Foul Flyball: C
b5 4-0 2 --- PHA J. Foxx G. Pipgras 0% 91% Single to CF
b5 4-0 2 1-- PHA D. Cramer G. Pipgras 1% 91% Walk; Foxx to 2B
b5 4-0 2 12- O PHA J. Dykes G. Pipgras -1% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 4.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 8-9-1
t6 0-4 0 --- O NYY B. Dickey G. Earnshaw 2% 92% Strikeout
t6 0-4 1 --- O NYY G. Pipgras G. Earnshaw 1% 93% Flyball: RF
t6 0-4 2 --- O NYY E. Combs G. Earnshaw 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-0, Yankees' George Pipgras facing 8-9-1
b6 4-0 0 --- O PHA J. Boley G. Pipgras -1% 93% Flyball: CF
b6 4-0 1 --- O PHA G. Earnshaw G. Pipgras -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-0 2 --- O PHA M. Bishop G. Pipgras -0% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 4.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 2-3-4
t7 0-4 0 --- O NYY J. Reese G. Earnshaw 2% 95% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 0-4 1 --- O NYY B. Chapman G. Earnshaw 1% 96% Popfly: 2B
t7 0-4 2 --- O NYY L. Gehrig G. Earnshaw 1% 96% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-0, Yankees' George Pipgras facing 2-3-4
b7 4-0 0 --- PHA M. Haas G. Pipgras 1% 97% Double to RF
b7 4-0 0 -2- PHA M. Cochrane G. Pipgras 1% 98% Reached on E3 (catch)/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to 3B); Haas to 3B; Cochrane to 1B
b7 4-0 0 1-3 O PHA A. Simmons G. Pipgras -1% 97% Strikeout
b7 4-0 1 1-3 OO PHA J. Foxx G. Pipgras -2% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 4.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 5-6-7
t8 0-4 0 --- O NYY T. Lazzeri G. Earnshaw 2% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 0-4 1 --- O NYY D. Walker G. Earnshaw 1% 98% Foul Flyball: 3B
t8 0-4 2 --- NYY L. Lary G. Earnshaw -1% 97% Walk
t8 0-4 2 1-- O NYY B. Dickey G. Earnshaw 1% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-0, Yankees' George Pipgras facing 6-7-8
Arndt Jorgens replaces Bill Dickey playing C batting 8th
b8 4-0 0 --- O PHA D. Cramer G. Pipgras -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 4-0 1 --- O PHA J. Dykes G. Pipgras -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 4-0 2 --- O PHA J. Boley G. Pipgras -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 4.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 9-1-2
Joe Sewell pinch hits for George Pipgras (P) batting 9th
t9 0-4 0 --- O NYY J. Sewell G. Earnshaw 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 0-4 1 --- NYY E. Combs G. Earnshaw -1% 98% Single to LF
t9 0-4 1 1-- NYY J. Reese G. Earnshaw -3% 96% Single to LF; Combs to 3B
t9 0-4 1 1-3 O NYY B. Chapman G. Earnshaw 3% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Combs stays at 3B
t9 0-4 2 1-3 NYY L. Gehrig G. Earnshaw -3% 96% Walk; Chapman to 2B
t9 0-4 2 123 O NYY T. Lazzeri G. Earnshaw 4% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 4.

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