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Standings
SLB
@BOS
8
5
DET
@NYY
5
6
 
(11)
CLE
@PHA
3
4
CHW
@WSH
5
6
BRO
@CHC
2
5
BSN
@CIN
2
3
PHI
@PIT
1
4
NYG
@STL
8
9
Tuesday, July 27, 1937,
, Shibe Park
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 1:40
Indians
3
41-41
 Lost 2 
5th, 15 GB
at Athletics
4
25-58
 Won 1 
8th, 31½ GB
W: George Caster (8-11)
L: Mel Harder (6-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         1  0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0    3  7  0
Athletics       0  0  0   1  0  0   1  2  X    4  7  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lyn Lary SS 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .312 .380 .433 .814 -0.101 1.54 0.068 -0.169 0.0 0 1
John Kroner 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .218 .295 .309 .604 -0.034 1.12 0.036 -0.071 -0.4 2 2 SH
Earl Averill CF 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .340 .429 .551 .980 0.189 1.07 0.202 -0.013 2.2 5 0 2B
Hal Trosky 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .304 .364 .605 .969 -0.074 1.33 0.031 -0.105 -0.8 7 1 IW
Moose Solters LF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .311 .366 .508 .875 0.034 1.56 0.123 -0.089 -0.1 1 0 HR
Bruce Campbell RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .332 .427 .498 .924 -0.124 1.15 0.028 -0.152 -1.4 3 0 CS
   Roy Weatherly RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .250 .342 .592 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Odell Hale 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .275 .339 .372 .712 0.102 1.19 0.135 -0.033 0.3 1 2
Frankie Pytlak C 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .292 .373 .326 .699 -0.118 1.71 0.000 -0.118 -1.0 4 1 SH
Mel Harder P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .174 .208 .196 .404 -0.046 0.55 0.000 -0.046 -0.6 1 1
   Joe Becker PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .455 .455 .455 .909 -0.104 4.02 0.000 -0.104 -0.3
Team Totals 31 3 7 3 4 3 37 .226 .314 .355 .669 -0.276 1.34 0.623 -0.900 -2.2 24 8
2B: E Averill (22, off G Caster).
HR: M Solters (8, off G Caster, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: J Kroner (3, off G Caster); F Pytlak (4, off E Smith).
IBB: H Trosky (6, by G Caster).
TB: M Solters 4; E Averill 3; L Lary 2; O Hale; J Kroner.
RBI: M Solters 2 (58); E Averill (54).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Baserunning
CS: B Campbell (2, 2nd base by G Caster/E Brucker).

Philadelphia Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wally Moses RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .307 .345 .533 .878 -0.182 1.76 0.000 -0.182 -1.2 3 0
Lou Finney 1B 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .264 .302 .366 .668 0.239 1.54 0.256 -0.018 1.2 10 0
Billy Werber 3B 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .309 .409 .413 .822 0.303 2.28 0.434 -0.132 1.0 1 3 2B,CS
Bob Johnson LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .281 .415 .537 .952 -0.123 1.36 0.000 -0.123 -1.2 3 0
Jesse Hill CF 4 1 2 1 0 2 4 .297 .377 .392 .769 0.171 1.57 0.220 -0.049 1.1 5 0 2B
Rusty Peters 2B 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 .260 .357 .380 .738 -0.103 1.35 0.000 -0.103 -0.7 1 3
Earle Brucker C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .335 .301 .636 -0.101 1.28 0.000 -0.101 -0.7 3 1
Ace Parker SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .106 .176 .170 .347 -0.072 0.90 0.000 -0.072 -0.5 1 2
George Caster P 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .226 .238 .274 .512 -0.003 0.56 0.015 -0.017 0.0 0 1
   Chubby Dean PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .263 .352 .379 .732 0.095 2.52 0.095 0.000 0.4
   Eddie Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .263 .351 .615 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 4 7 4 2 4 32 .233 .281 .300 .581 0.224 1.53 1.020 -0.797 -0.7 27 10
2B: J Hill (7, off M Harder); B Werber (16, off M Harder).
TB: L Finney 3; J Hill 3; B Werber 2; C Dean.
RBI: B Werber 2 (35); J Hill (23); R Peters (21).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Baserunning
CS: B Werber (8, 3rd base by M Harder/F Pytlak).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mel Harder, L (6-6) 8 7 4 4 2 4 0 4.48 32 54 -0.225 1.53 0.7
Team Totals 8 7 4 4 2 4 0 4.50 32 54 -0.225 1.53 0.7

Philadelphia Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
George Caster, W (8-11) 8 7 3 3 3 3 1 4.27 33 56 0.095 1.03 1.6
Eddie Smith, S (1) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.21 4 0 0 0.180 4.03 0.6
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 4 3 1 3.00 37 56 0 0 0.275 1.34 2.2
Balks: None.
WP: M Harder (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: G Caster (1; H Trosky).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Dinneen, 1B - Lou Kolls, 2B - (none), 3B - Cal Hubbard.
Time of Game: 1:40.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Philadelphia Athletics
1 Lyn Lary SS 1 Wally Moses RF
2 John Kroner 2B 2 Lou Finney 1B
3 Earl Averill CF 3 Billy Werber 3B
4 Hal Trosky 1B 4 Bob Johnson LF
5 Moose Solters LF 5 Jesse Hill CF
6 Bruce Campbell RF 6 Rusty Peters 2B
7 Odell Hale 3B 7 Earle Brucker C
8 Frankie Pytlak C 8 Ace Parker SS
9 Mel Harder P 9 George Caster P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 2-3 1 1-3 RR PHA B. Werber M. Harder 36% 87% Double to CF; Finney Scores; Moses Scores
b8 2-3 1 1-- PHA L. Finney M. Harder 17% 51% Single to RF; Moses to 3B
t9 3-4 2 --3 O CLE L. Lary E. Smith 13% 100% Flyball: CF
t6 2-1 1 --- R CLE M. Solters G. Caster -12% 26% Home Run
t9 3-4 0 --- CLE O. Hale E. Smith -11% 71% Walk

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, Athletics' George Caster facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE L. Lary G. Caster -3% 47% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CLE J. Kroner G. Caster 3% 50% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 1 1-- CLE E. Averill G. Caster -6% 44% Single to CF (CF-RF); Lary to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 CLE H. Trosky G. Caster -3% 41% Intentional Walk; Averill to 2B
t1 0-0 1 123 RO CLE M. Solters G. Caster 1% 42% Flyball: RF; Lary Scores
t1 1-0 2 12- O CLE B. Campbell G. Caster 4% 46% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Mel Harder facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O PHA W. Moses M. Harder -2% 43% Lineout: CF
b1 0-1 1 --- O PHA L. Finney M. Harder -2% 42% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 2 --- O PHA B. Werber M. Harder -1% 40% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' George Caster facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- O CLE O. Hale G. Caster 2% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- O CLE F. Pytlak G. Caster 2% 44% Lineout: CF
t2 1-0 2 --- O CLE M. Harder G. Caster 1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Mel Harder facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O PHA B. Johnson M. Harder -3% 43% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 1 --- O PHA J. Hill M. Harder -2% 41% Strikeout
b2 0-1 2 --- O PHA R. Peters M. Harder -1% 40% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' George Caster facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- CLE L. Lary G. Caster -3% 36% Single to CF
t3 1-0 0 1-- O CLE J. Kroner G. Caster 2% 38% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Lary to 2B
t3 1-0 1 -2- R CLE E. Averill G. Caster -9% 29% Double to RF; Lary Scores
t3 2-0 1 -2- O CLE H. Trosky G. Caster 3% 31% Flyball: CF; Averill to 3B
t3 2-0 2 --3 O CLE M. Solters G. Caster 3% 35% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Mel Harder facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- O PHA E. Brucker M. Harder -3% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- O PHA A. Parker M. Harder -2% 30% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- PHA G. Caster M. Harder 1% 31% Walk
b3 0-2 2 1-- O PHA W. Moses M. Harder -3% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' George Caster facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- CLE B. Campbell G. Caster -3% 26% Walk
t4 2-0 0 1-- O CLE O. Hale G. Caster 5% 31% Campbell Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t4 2-0 1 --- CLE O. Hale G. Caster -2% 28% Single to CF
t4 2-0 1 1-- O CLE F. Pytlak G. Caster 2% 31% Flyball: RF
t4 2-0 2 1-- O CLE M. Harder G. Caster 2% 33% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Mel Harder facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- PHA L. Finney M. Harder 5% 38% Single to LF
b4 0-2 0 1-- PHA B. Werber M. Harder 7% 45% Walk; Finney to 2B
b4 0-2 0 12- O PHA B. Johnson M. Harder -4% 41% Flyball: RF; Finney to 3B
b4 0-2 1 1-3 R PHA J. Hill M. Harder 8% 49% Single to CF; Werber to 2B; Finney Scores
b4 1-2 1 12- O PHA R. Peters M. Harder -7% 42% Werber Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Hill to 2B
b4 1-2 2 -2- O PHA R. Peters M. Harder -4% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' George Caster facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- O CLE L. Lary G. Caster 3% 40% Flyball: LF
t5 2-1 1 --- O CLE J. Kroner G. Caster 2% 42% Foul Flyball: LF
t5 2-1 2 --- O CLE E. Averill G. Caster 1% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Mel Harder facing 7-8-9
b5 1-2 0 --- O PHA E. Brucker M. Harder -4% 40% Foul Flyball: 1B
b5 1-2 1 --- O PHA A. Parker M. Harder -3% 37% Flyball: CF
b5 1-2 2 --- O PHA G. Caster M. Harder -2% 35% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' George Caster facing 4-5-6
t6 2-1 0 --- O CLE H. Trosky G. Caster 3% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-1 1 --- R CLE M. Solters G. Caster -12% 26% Home Run
t6 3-1 1 --- O CLE B. Campbell G. Caster 1% 27% Flyball: CF
t6 3-1 2 --- O CLE O. Hale G. Caster 1% 28% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Mel Harder facing 1-2-3
b6 1-3 0 --- O PHA W. Moses M. Harder -4% 24% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-3 1 --- PHA L. Finney M. Harder 4% 29% Single to 1B
b6 1-3 1 1-- O PHA B. Werber M. Harder -5% 24% Lineout: LF
b6 1-3 2 1-- O PHA B. Johnson M. Harder -4% 20% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' George Caster facing 8-9-1
t7 3-1 0 --- O CLE F. Pytlak G. Caster 2% 22% Flyball: RF
t7 3-1 1 --- O CLE M. Harder G. Caster 1% 23% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-1 2 --- O CLE L. Lary G. Caster 1% 24% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Mel Harder facing 5-6-7
b7 1-3 0 --- PHA J. Hill M. Harder 10% 34% Double to RF
b7 1-3 0 -2- PHA R. Peters M. Harder 4% 38% Wild Pitch; Hill to 3B
b7 1-3 0 --3 RO PHA R. Peters M. Harder -5% 34% Flyball: RF; Hill Scores
b7 2-3 1 --- O PHA E. Brucker M. Harder -4% 30% Flyball: RF
b7 2-3 2 --- O PHA A. Parker M. Harder -3% 27% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Athletics' George Caster facing 2-3-4
t8 3-2 0 --- CLE J. Kroner G. Caster -4% 24% Single to LF
t8 3-2 0 1-- CLE E. Averill G. Caster -5% 18% Walk; Kroner to 2B
t8 3-2 0 12- O CLE H. Trosky G. Caster 5% 24% Popfly: 3B
t8 3-2 1 12- O CLE M. Solters G. Caster 5% 28% Popfly: 1B
t8 3-2 2 12- O CLE B. Campbell G. Caster 5% 33% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Mel Harder facing 9-1-2
Roy Weatherly replaces Bruce Campbell playing RF batting 6th
Chubby Dean pinch hits for George Caster (P) batting 9th
b8 2-3 0 --- PHA C. Dean M. Harder 10% 43% Single to P
b8 2-3 0 1-- O PHA W. Moses M. Harder -9% 34% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
b8 2-3 1 1-- PHA L. Finney M. Harder 17% 51% Single to RF; Moses to 3B
b8 2-3 1 1-3 RR PHA B. Werber M. Harder 36% 87% Double to CF; Finney Scores; Moses Scores
b8 4-3 1 -2- O PHA B. Johnson M. Harder -2% 85% Flyball: CF; Werber to 3B
b8 4-3 2 --3 O PHA J. Hill M. Harder -3% 82% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 4.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Athletics' Eddie Smith facing 7-8-9
Eddie Smith replaces Chubby Dean (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-4 0 --- CLE O. Hale E. Smith -11% 71% Walk
t9 3-4 0 1-- O CLE F. Pytlak E. Smith 6% 76% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Hale to 2B
Joe Becker pinch hits for Mel Harder (P) batting 9th
t9 3-4 1 -2- O CLE J. Becker E. Smith 10% 87% Groundout: SS-1B; Hale to 3B
t9 3-4 2 --3 O CLE L. Lary E. Smith 13% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 4.

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