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CLE
@BOS
2
5
CLE
@BOS
8
7
CHW
@NYY
4
8
CHW
@NYY
4
7
DET
@PHA
6
3
DET
@PHA
8
1
SLB
@WSH
3
5
PHI
@CHC
6
5
NYG
@CIN
4
3
BRO
@PIT
2
4
BRO
@PIT
4
2
BSN
@STL
2
6
BSN
@STL
1
9
Sunday, June 20, 1937,
, Shibe Park
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 1:53
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Tigers
6
32-22
 Won 2 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Athletics
3
18-31
 Lost 6 
7th, 14 GB
W: Elden Auker (5-4)
L: George Caster (4-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          1  0  1   0  2  0   2  0  0    6 10  0
Athletics       1  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  1    3  8  1

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Fox CF 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .283 .313 .417 .730 0.047 0.46 0.079 -0.032 0.4 0 0 2B,CS
Billy Rogell SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .262 .344 .397 .742 -0.024 0.82 0.052 -0.076 -0.4 1 9
Charlie Gehringer 2B 3 2 1 0 2 0 5 .352 .441 .481 .923 0.081 0.89 0.119 -0.038 1.0 5 7
Hank Greenberg 1B 3 0 0 0 2 1 5 .361 .462 .716 1.178 -0.078 1.09 0.040 -0.118 -0.9 18 0
Gee Walker RF 4 1 3 2 1 0 5 .370 .413 .570 .983 0.307 1.36 0.317 -0.010 3.4 0 0 2B,2·SB
Rudy York 3B 5 1 1 3 0 1 5 .213 .262 .361 .622 0.011 1.30 0.154 -0.143 -0.5 1 2 HR
Chet Laabs LF 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .195 .233 .415 .647 0.062 1.25 0.131 -0.069 0.2 0 0 HR
Birdie Tebbetts C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .228 .265 .367 .632 -0.111 1.05 0.000 -0.111 -1.5 2 0
Elden Auker P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .207 .258 .310 .568 -0.066 0.62 0.000 -0.066 -0.9 0 2
Team Totals 36 6 10 6 6 4 42 .278 .381 .500 .881 0.229 0.99 0.892 -0.663 0.8 27 20
2B: P Fox (12, off G Caster); G Walker (15, off B Thomas).
HR: C Laabs (2, off G Caster, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); R York (2, off G Caster, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: G Walker 4; C Laabs 4; R York 4; P Fox 4; B Rogell; C Gehringer.
RBI: R York 3 (10); G Walker 2 (59); C Laabs (8).
2-out RBI: R York 2; C Laabs.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. R York-C Gehringer-H Greenberg; B Rogell-C Gehringer-H Greenberg.
Baserunning
SB: G Walker 2 (10, 2nd base off G Caster/F Hayes, 3rd base off G Caster/F Hayes).
CS: P Fox (3, 2nd base by B Thomas/F Hayes).

Philadelphia Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Finney LF-CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .173 .196 .269 .465 -0.260 1.43 0.000 -0.260 -2.8 2 0 GDP
Wally Moses RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .303 .338 .502 .840 -0.045 0.82 0.026 -0.070 -0.4 3 0
Billy Werber 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .290 .394 .393 .787 0.074 0.95 0.107 -0.032 0.4 1 3 2B
Jack Rothrock CF-LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .298 .383 .371 .754 0.133 1.27 0.194 -0.060 1.3 1 1
Wayne Ambler 2B 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .333 .436 .424 .860 -0.168 1.22 0.000 -0.168 -1.7 1 2 GDP
Chubby Dean 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .338 .366 .705 0.031 0.62 0.062 -0.031 0.3 8 0 2B
Skeeter Newsome SS 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .249 .311 .299 .610 0.005 0.78 0.053 -0.047 0.1 5 3
Frankie Hayes C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .259 .350 .463 .813 -0.075 1.03 0.014 -0.089 0.4 6 1 2B
George Caster P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .184 .184 .263 .447 -0.052 0.99 0.000 -0.052 -0.5 0 0
   Bob Johnson PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .273 .404 .540 .944 0.053 1.78 0.053 0.000 0.4
   Rusty Peters PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .313 .325 .638 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Bud Thomas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .077 .000 .077 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Lynn Nelson PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .429 .467 .429 .895 0.032 0.65 0.032 0.000 0.2
Team Totals 33 3 8 3 4 0 37 .242 .324 .333 .658 -0.272 1.03 0.541 -0.809 -2.2 27 10
2B: B Werber (9, off E Auker); C Dean (8, off E Auker); F Hayes (10, off E Auker).
TB: C Dean 3; F Hayes 2; B Werber 2; J Rothrock 2; W Moses; L Nelson.
GIDP: W Ambler (); L Finney ().
RBI: W Ambler (5); J Rothrock (13); F Hayes (20).
2-out RBI: F Hayes; J Rothrock.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
E: W Ambler (1).
Outfield Assists: J Rothrock (G Walker at 2nd base).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Elden Auker, W (5-4) 9 8 3 3 4 0 0 4.71 37 55 0.272 1.03 2.2
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 4 0 0 3.00 37 55 0.272 1.03 2.2

Philadelphia Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
George Caster, L (4-8) 7 8 6 4 5 4 2 4.28 34 40 -0.244 1.21 -1.9
Bud Thomas 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 5.09 8 0 0 0.016 0.11 1.2
Team Totals 9 10 6 4 6 4 2 4.00 42 40 0 0 -0.228 0.99 -0.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brick Owens, 1B - Red Ormsby, 2B - (none), 3B - Charles Johnston.
Time of Game: 1:53.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Philadelphia Athletics
1 Pete Fox CF 1 Lou Finney LF
2 Billy Rogell SS 2 Wally Moses RF
3 Charlie Gehringer 2B 3 Billy Werber 3B
4 Hank Greenberg 1B 4 Jack Rothrock CF
5 Gee Walker RF 5 Wayne Ambler 2B
6 Rudy York 3B 6 Chubby Dean 1B
7 Chet Laabs LF 7 Skeeter Newsome SS
8 Birdie Tebbetts C 8 Frankie Hayes C
9 Elden Auker P 9 George Caster P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 2-6 1 123 OO PHA L. Finney E. Auker 15% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t7 4-2 2 --3 RR DET R. York G. Caster 13% 92% Home Run; Gehringer Scores
t3 1-1 1 12- R DET G. Walker G. Caster 12% 66% Single to CF; Gehringer Scores; Greenberg to 3B
t5 3-2 2 --- R DET C. Laabs G. Caster 12% 70% Home Run; Laabs Scores/unER
b4 1-2 0 1-- PHA J. Rothrock E. Auker -11% 40% Single to CF; Werber to 3B

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, Athletics' George Caster facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- DET P. Fox G. Caster 3% 53% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- DET B. Rogell G. Caster 5% 59% Single to CF; Fox to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- DET C. Gehringer G. Caster 7% 65% Walk; Fox to 3B; Rogell to 2B
t1 0-0 0 123 O DET H. Greenberg G. Caster -6% 59% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 123 R DET G. Walker G. Caster 8% 67% Walk; Fox Scores; Rogell to 3B; Gehringer to 2B
t1 1-0 1 123 O DET R. York G. Caster -6% 61% Strikeout
t1 1-0 2 123 O DET C. Laabs G. Caster -7% 54% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O PHA L. Finney E. Auker 2% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- PHA W. Moses E. Auker -3% 54% Single to 2B
b1 0-1 1 1-- O PHA B. Werber E. Auker 2% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B; Moses to 2B
b1 0-1 2 -2- R PHA J. Rothrock E. Auker -9% 48% Single to RF; Moses Scores
b1 1-1 2 1-- O PHA W. Ambler E. Auker 2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' George Caster facing 8-9-1
t2 1-1 0 --- O DET B. Tebbetts G. Caster -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-1 1 --- O DET E. Auker G. Caster -2% 46% Flyball: C
t2 1-1 2 --- O DET P. Fox G. Caster -1% 45% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- O PHA C. Dean E. Auker 2% 47% Groundout: P-1B
b2 1-1 1 --- O PHA S. Newsome E. Auker 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-1 2 --- O PHA F. Hayes E. Auker 1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' George Caster facing 2-3-4
t3 1-1 0 --- O DET B. Rogell G. Caster -3% 47% Flyball: 1B
t3 1-1 1 --- DET C. Gehringer G. Caster 3% 50% Walk
t3 1-1 1 1-- DET H. Greenberg G. Caster 4% 54% Walk; Gehringer to 2B
t3 1-1 1 12- R DET G. Walker G. Caster 12% 66% Single to CF; Gehringer Scores; Greenberg to 3B
t3 2-1 1 1-3 DET R. York G. Caster 2% 68% Walker Steals 2B
t3 2-1 1 -23 O DET R. York G. Caster -7% 61% Flyball: SS
t3 2-1 2 -23 DET C. Laabs G. Caster 1% 62% Walk
t3 2-1 2 123 O DET B. Tebbetts G. Caster -7% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- O PHA G. Caster E. Auker 3% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-2 1 --- O PHA L. Finney E. Auker 2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-2 2 --- O PHA W. Moses E. Auker 1% 61% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' George Caster facing 9-1-2
t4 2-1 0 --- O DET E. Auker G. Caster -2% 59% Strikeout
t4 2-1 1 --- DET P. Fox G. Caster 4% 63% Double to CF
t4 2-1 1 -2- O DET B. Rogell G. Caster -4% 59% Flyball: RF
t4 2-1 2 -2- O DET C. Gehringer G. Caster -4% 56% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 3-4-5
b4 1-2 0 --- PHA B. Werber E. Auker -5% 51% Walk
b4 1-2 0 1-- PHA J. Rothrock E. Auker -11% 40% Single to CF; Werber to 3B
b4 1-2 0 1-3 ROO PHA W. Ambler E. Auker 8% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Werber Scores
b4 2-2 2 --- PHA C. Dean E. Auker -2% 47% Single to RF
b4 2-2 2 1-- O PHA S. Newsome E. Auker 3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 2.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Athletics' George Caster facing 4-5-6
Jack Rothrock moves from CF to LF
Lou Finney moves from LF to CF
t5 2-2 0 --- O DET H. Greenberg G. Caster -3% 47% Lineout: CF
t5 2-2 1 --- DET G. Walker G. Caster 5% 52% Reached on E4 (throw) (Ground Ball); Walker to 2B
t5 2-2 1 -2- DET R. York G. Caster 4% 56% Walker Steals 3B
t5 2-2 1 --3 RO DET R. York G. Caster 2% 58% Flyball: LF; Walker Scores/unER
t5 3-2 2 --- R DET C. Laabs G. Caster 12% 70% Home Run; Laabs Scores/unER
t5 4-2 2 --- O DET B. Tebbetts G. Caster -1% 69% Flyball: SS
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 8-9-1
b5 2-4 0 --- O PHA F. Hayes E. Auker 3% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-4 1 --- O PHA G. Caster E. Auker 2% 75% Flyball: C
b5 2-4 2 --- O PHA L. Finney E. Auker 2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' George Caster facing 9-1-2
t6 4-2 0 --- O DET E. Auker G. Caster -2% 74% Foul Flyball: C
t6 4-2 1 --- O DET P. Fox G. Caster -1% 73% Flyball: 3B
t6 4-2 2 --- O DET B. Rogell G. Caster -1% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 2-3-4
b6 2-4 0 --- O PHA W. Moses E. Auker 4% 76% Foul Flyball: 3B
b6 2-4 1 --- PHA B. Werber E. Auker -6% 69% Double to RF
b6 2-4 1 -2- O PHA J. Rothrock E. Auker 6% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-4 2 -2- O PHA W. Ambler E. Auker 5% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' George Caster facing 3-4-5
t7 4-2 0 --- DET C. Gehringer G. Caster 3% 82% Single to CF
t7 4-2 0 1-- O DET H. Greenberg G. Caster -3% 80% Flyball: RF
t7 4-2 1 1-- O DET G. Walker G. Caster -1% 79% Single to LF; Gehringer to 3B; Walker out at 2B/LF-3B-2B-1B
t7 4-2 2 --3 RR DET R. York G. Caster 13% 92% Home Run; Gehringer Scores
t7 6-2 2 --- O DET C. Laabs G. Caster -0% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-6, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 6-7-8
b7 2-6 0 --- PHA C. Dean E. Auker -5% 87% Double to CF
b7 2-6 0 -2- PHA S. Newsome E. Auker -5% 82% Walk
b7 2-6 0 12- O PHA F. Hayes E. Auker 4% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Dean to 3B
Bob Johnson pinch hits for George Caster (P) batting 9th
b7 2-6 1 1-3 PHA B. Johnson E. Auker -5% 81% Walk; Hayes to 2B
Rusty Peters pinch runs for Bob Johnson (PH) batting 9th
b7 2-6 1 123 OO PHA L. Finney E. Auker 15% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 6, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-2, Athletics' Bud Thomas facing 8-9-1
Bud Thomas replaces Rusty Peters (PR) pitching and batting 9th
t8 6-2 0 --- O DET B. Tebbetts B. Thomas -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 6-2 1 --- O DET E. Auker B. Thomas -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 6-2 2 --- DET P. Fox B. Thomas 0% 95% Single to LF
t8 6-2 2 1-- O DET B. Rogell B. Thomas -1% 95% Fox Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-6, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 2-3-4
b8 2-6 0 --- O PHA W. Moses E. Auker 2% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-6 1 --- O PHA B. Werber E. Auker 1% 98% Foul Flyball: C
b8 2-6 2 --- O PHA J. Rothrock E. Auker 1% 98% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Athletics 2.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-2, Athletics' Bud Thomas facing 2-3-4
t9 6-2 0 --- O DET B. Rogell B. Thomas -0% 98% Flyball: SS
t9 6-2 1 --- O DET C. Gehringer B. Thomas -0% 98% Flyball: 1B
t9 6-2 2 --- DET H. Greenberg B. Thomas 0% 98% Walk
t9 6-2 2 1-- DET G. Walker B. Thomas 0% 98% Double to LF; Greenberg to 3B
t9 6-2 2 -23 O DET R. York B. Thomas -1% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 6, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-6, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 5-6-7
b9 2-6 0 --- O PHA W. Ambler E. Auker 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 2-6 1 --- O PHA C. Dean E. Auker 1% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 2-6 2 --- PHA S. Newsome E. Auker -0% 99% Walk
b9 2-6 2 1-- R PHA F. Hayes E. Auker -1% 98% Double to LF; Newsome Scores
Lynn Nelson pinch hits for Bud Thomas (P) batting 9th
b9 3-6 2 -2- PHA L. Nelson E. Auker -3% 95% Single to LF; Hayes to 3B
b9 3-6 2 1-3 O PHA L. Finney E. Auker 5% 100% Lineout: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 6, Athletics 3.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:PHA193706201
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