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Standings
SLB
@CHW
6
2
CLE
@DET
4
2
BOS
@PHA
3
8
NYY
@WSH
2
3
PHI
@BSN
5
4
PIT
@CIN
0
3
BRO
@NYG
4
1
CHC
@STL
4
0
Saturday, April 27, 1940,
, Shibe Park
Attendance: 8,400, Time of Game: 2:05
Red Sox
3
5-3
 Lost 1 
2nd, 1 GB
at Athletics
8
4-5
 Won 1 
5th, 2½ GB
W: Johnny Babich (2-0)
L: Jim Bagby (1-1)
S: Ed Heusser (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         2  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  7  1
Athletics       0  0  0   0  1  0   7  0  X    8  9  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Finney RF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .227 .227 .364 .591 -0.007 0.56 0.035 -0.042 -0.2 2 0
Doc Cramer CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .371 .405 .429 .834 0.041 0.63 0.069 -0.028 0.4 1 0
Ted Williams LF 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .179 .361 .321 .683 -0.045 0.96 0.006 -0.051 -0.8 1 0
Jimmie Foxx 1B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .360 .515 .840 1.355 0.076 0.65 0.118 -0.042 0.8 10 0 2B
Joe Cronin SS 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .200 .394 .320 .714 0.014 0.60 0.035 -0.022 0.4 2 3
Bobby Doerr 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .313 .333 .594 .927 0.033 0.91 0.088 -0.055 -0.0 0 3
Jim Tabor 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .100 .156 .133 .290 -0.025 0.70 0.033 -0.058 -0.6 2 3 2B
Gene Desautels C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .211 .318 .211 .529 -0.067 0.65 0.000 -0.067 -1.3 6 0
Jim Bagby P 3 1 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.024 0.69 0.019 -0.043 -0.3 0 1
   Joe Heving P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Fritz Ostermueller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Woody Rich P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Red Nonnenkamp PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.005 0.17 0.000 -0.005 -0.3
Team Totals 35 3 7 3 3 6 38 .200 .263 .257 .520 -0.009 0.69 0.403 -0.413 -1.9 24 10
2B: J Foxx (3, off J Babich); J Tabor (1, off J Babich).
TB: J Tabor 2; J Foxx 2; L Finney 2; D Cramer 2; B Doerr.
RBI: T Williams (2); B Doerr (11); J Foxx (10).
2-out RBI: B Doerr; J Foxx.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Doerr-J Cronin-J Foxx.
E: B Doerr (3).

Philadelphia Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Sam Chapman CF 4 1 1 4 1 0 5 .286 .318 .524 .842 0.315 1.53 0.377 -0.062 1.7 6 0 HR,GDP
Wally Moses RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .265 .375 .441 .816 0.012 0.67 0.061 -0.049 0.7 1 0 3B,2B
Benny McCoy 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .385 .344 .728 -0.047 0.81 0.032 -0.079 -1.0 1 4 2B
Bob Johnson LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .286 .375 .543 .918 -0.095 0.96 0.002 -0.097 -0.7 2 0
Dick Siebert 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .286 .342 .286 .628 0.063 0.84 0.097 -0.034 1.0 7 1
Frankie Hayes C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .250 .280 .292 .572 0.077 1.14 0.120 -0.043 1.2 8 0
Al Rubeling 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .156 .229 .344 .572 -0.019 1.20 0.092 -0.111 -0.2 0 2 HR
Bill Lillard SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .235 .435 .471 .905 -0.047 0.91 0.000 -0.047 -0.4 1 2
   Dee Miles PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .333 .385 .417 .801 0.252 3.57 0.252 0.000 1.5 2B
   Ed Heusser P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.3 0 0
Johnny Babich P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.031 0.60 0.000 -0.031 -0.3 1 0
   Chubby Dean PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .143 .333 .143 .476 0.011 3.08 0.011 0.000 0.2
   Al Brancato PR-SS 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .143 .333 .143 .476 0.001 0.02 0.001 0.000 0.3 0 0
Team Totals 33 8 9 7 4 5 37 .273 .351 .606 .957 0.491 1.08 1.045 -0.554 3.6 27 9
2B: W Moses (1, off J Bagby); B McCoy (3, off J Bagby); D Miles (1, off J Bagby).
3B: W Moses (1, off J Heving).
HR: A Rubeling (1, off J Bagby, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out); S Chapman (1, off J Heving, 7th inn, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: W Moses 5; A Rubeling 4; S Chapman 4; D Miles 2; F Hayes 2; B McCoy 2; A Brancato.
GIDP: S Chapman (1).
RBI: S Chapman 4 (5); F Hayes (3); A Rubeling (4); D Miles (2).
2-out RBI: F Hayes.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
E: B Lillard (2).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Bagby, L (1-1) 6.1 5 4 4 2 5 1 2.35 26 50 -0.068 1.15 0.4
Joe Heving, BS (1) 0 2 3 2 1 0 1 9.00 3 2 2 -0.396 2.73 -3.5
Fritz Ostermueller 0.1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 4 1 1 -0.031 0.38 -1.5
Woody Rich 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4 2 0 0.005 0.06 1.0
Team Totals 8 9 8 6 4 5 2 6.75 37 50 5 3 -0.490 1.08 -3.6
J Heving faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.

Philadelphia Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Babich, W (2-0) 7 7 3 2 1 3 0 1.69 30 55 -0.012 0.76 0.8
Ed Heusser, S (1) 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 3.00 8 0 0 0.021 0.42 1.1
Team Totals 9 7 3 2 3 6 0 2.00 38 55 0 0 0.009 0.69 1.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Rue, 1B - Cal Hubbard, 2B - Eddie Rommel, 3B - George Moriarty.
Time of Game: 2:05.
Attendance: 8,400.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Philadelphia Athletics
1 Lou Finney RF 1 Sam Chapman CF
2 Doc Cramer CF 2 Wally Moses RF
3 Ted Williams LF 3 Benny McCoy 2B
4 Jimmie Foxx 1B 4 Bob Johnson LF
5 Joe Cronin SS 5 Dick Siebert 1B
6 Bobby Doerr 2B 6 Frankie Hayes C
7 Jim Tabor 3B 7 Al Rubeling 3B
8 Gene Desautels C 8 Bill Lillard SS
9 Jim Bagby P 9 Johnny Babich P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 2-3 1 123 RRRR PHA S. Chapman J. Heving 36% 93% Home Run; Hayes Scores; Miles Scores; Brancato Scores
b7 1-3 1 12- R PHA D. Miles J. Bagby 25% 56% Double; Hayes to 3B; Siebert Scores
t1 0-0 2 1-- R BOS J. Foxx J. Babich -10% 42% Double to RF; Cramer Scores
b7 1-3 0 1-- PHA F. Hayes J. Bagby 10% 40% Single; Siebert to 2B
b7 1-3 0 12- O PHA A. Rubeling J. Bagby -10% 30% Flyball: 1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Johnny Babich facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS L. Finney J. Babich 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- BOS D. Cramer J. Babich -2% 50% Single
t1 0-0 1 1-- O BOS T. Williams J. Babich 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- R BOS J. Foxx J. Babich -10% 42% Double to RF; Cramer Scores
t1 1-0 2 -2- BOS J. Cronin J. Babich -1% 41% Walk
t1 1-0 2 12- R BOS B. Doerr J. Babich -9% 33% Single; Cronin to 2B; Foxx Scores
t1 2-0 2 12- O BOS J. Tabor J. Babich 3% 36% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Jim Bagby facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O PHA S. Chapman J. Bagby -2% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- PHA W. Moses J. Bagby 4% 38% Double
b1 0-2 1 -2- O PHA B. McCoy J. Bagby -4% 34% Flyball: CF
b1 0-2 2 -2- O PHA B. Johnson J. Bagby -3% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Johnny Babich facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- O BOS G. Desautels J. Babich 2% 33% Flyball: RF
t2 2-0 1 --- BOS J. Bagby J. Babich -2% 31% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t2 2-0 1 1-- BOS L. Finney J. Babich -3% 28% Single; Bagby to 2B
t2 2-0 1 12- BOS D. Cramer J. Babich -4% 24% Single; Finney to 2B; Bagby to 3B
t2 2-0 1 123 RO BOS T. Williams J. Babich -1% 23% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Finney to 3B; Bagby Scores/unER
t2 3-0 2 1-3 O BOS J. Foxx J. Babich 3% 26% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Jim Bagby facing 5-6-7
b2 0-3 0 --- O PHA D. Siebert J. Bagby -2% 24% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-3 1 --- O PHA F. Hayes J. Bagby -2% 22% Flyball: SS
b2 0-3 2 --- O PHA A. Rubeling J. Bagby -1% 21% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Johnny Babich facing 5-6-7
t3 3-0 0 --- O BOS J. Cronin J. Babich 1% 23% Flyball: 1B
t3 3-0 1 --- O BOS B. Doerr J. Babich 1% 24% Flyball: CF
t3 3-0 2 --- O BOS J. Tabor J. Babich 1% 25% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Jim Bagby facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- O PHA B. Lillard J. Bagby -2% 22% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-3 1 --- O PHA J. Babich J. Bagby -2% 20% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-3 2 --- PHA S. Chapman J. Bagby 1% 22% Walk
b3 0-3 2 1-- O PHA W. Moses J. Bagby -2% 19% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Johnny Babich facing 8-9-1
t4 3-0 0 --- O BOS G. Desautels J. Babich 1% 21% Flyball: LF
t4 3-0 1 --- O BOS J. Bagby J. Babich 1% 22% Strikeout
t4 3-0 2 --- BOS L. Finney J. Babich -1% 21% Single
t4 3-0 2 1-- O BOS D. Cramer J. Babich 1% 23% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Jim Bagby facing 3-4-5
b4 0-3 0 --- O PHA B. McCoy J. Bagby -3% 20% Flyball: RF
b4 0-3 1 --- O PHA B. Johnson J. Bagby -2% 18% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-3 2 --- O PHA D. Siebert J. Bagby -1% 17% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Johnny Babich facing 3-4-5
t5 3-0 0 --- O BOS T. Williams J. Babich 1% 18% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 3-0 1 --- O BOS J. Foxx J. Babich 1% 19% Strikeout
t5 3-0 2 --- O BOS J. Cronin J. Babich 1% 20% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Jim Bagby facing 6-7-8
b5 0-3 0 --- O PHA F. Hayes J. Bagby -3% 17% Flyball: C
b5 0-3 1 --- R PHA A. Rubeling J. Bagby 9% 27% Home Run
b5 1-3 1 --- O PHA B. Lillard J. Bagby -2% 24% Strikeout
b5 1-3 2 --- O PHA J. Babich J. Bagby -1% 23% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Johnny Babich facing 6-7-8
t6 3-1 0 --- O BOS B. Doerr J. Babich 2% 25% Strikeout
t6 3-1 1 --- BOS J. Tabor J. Babich -3% 21% Double
t6 3-1 1 -2- O BOS G. Desautels J. Babich 2% 24% Groundout: SS-1B; Tabor to 3B
t6 3-1 2 --3 O BOS J. Bagby J. Babich 3% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Jim Bagby facing 1-2-3
b6 1-3 0 --- O PHA S. Chapman J. Bagby -4% 23% Flyball: 3B
b6 1-3 1 --- O PHA W. Moses J. Bagby -3% 21% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-3 2 --- PHA B. McCoy J. Bagby 3% 24% Double
b6 1-3 2 -2- O PHA B. Johnson J. Bagby -5% 19% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 1.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Johnny Babich facing 1-2-3
t7 3-1 0 --- O BOS L. Finney J. Babich 2% 21% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 3-1 1 --- O BOS D. Cramer J. Babich 1% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-1 2 --- O BOS T. Williams J. Babich 1% 23% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Jim Bagby facing 5-6-7
b7 1-3 0 --- PHA D. Siebert J. Bagby 7% 30% Walk
b7 1-3 0 1-- PHA F. Hayes J. Bagby 10% 40% Single; Siebert to 2B
b7 1-3 0 12- O PHA A. Rubeling J. Bagby -10% 30% Flyball: 1B
Dee Miles pinch hits for Bill Lillard (SS) batting 8th
b7 1-3 1 12- R PHA D. Miles J. Bagby 25% 56% Double; Hayes to 3B; Siebert Scores
Joe Heving replaces Jim Bagby pitching and batting 9th
Chubby Dean pinch hits for Johnny Babich (P) batting 9th
b7 2-3 1 -23 PHA C. Dean J. Heving 1% 57% Walk
Al Brancato pinch runs for Chubby Dean (PH) batting 9th
b7 2-3 1 123 RRRR PHA S. Chapman J. Heving 36% 93% Home Run; Hayes Scores; Miles Scores; Brancato Scores
b7 6-3 1 --- PHA W. Moses J. Heving 2% 95% Triple
Fritz Ostermueller replaces Joe Heving pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-3 1 --3 O PHA B. McCoy F. Ostermueller -2% 94% Flyball: 3B
b7 6-3 2 --3 PHA B. Johnson F. Ostermueller 0% 94% Walk
b7 6-3 2 1-3 R PHA D. Siebert F. Ostermueller 3% 97% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Johnson to 2B; Moses Scores/No RBI/unER
b7 7-3 2 12- R PHA F. Hayes F. Ostermueller 2% 98% Single; Siebert to 2B; Johnson Scores/unER
Woody Rich replaces Fritz Ostermueller pitching and batting 9th
b7 8-3 2 12- O PHA A. Rubeling W. Rich -0% 98% Flyball: LF
7 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 8.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-8, Athletics' Ed Heusser facing 4-5-6
Ed Heusser replaces Dee Miles (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Al Brancato moves from PR to SS
t8 3-8 0 --- BOS J. Foxx E. Heusser -1% 97% Walk
t8 3-8 0 1-- BOS J. Cronin E. Heusser -3% 94% Walk; Foxx to 2B
t8 3-8 0 12- O BOS B. Doerr E. Heusser 3% 97% Flyball: CF
t8 3-8 1 12- O BOS J. Tabor E. Heusser 2% 98% Strikeout
t8 3-8 2 12- O BOS G. Desautels E. Heusser 1% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 8-3, Red Sox' Woody Rich facing 8-9-1
b8 8-3 0 --- O PHA E. Heusser W. Rich -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 8-3 1 --- PHA A. Brancato W. Rich 0% 99% Single
b8 8-3 1 1-- OO PHA S. Chapman W. Rich -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 8.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-8, Athletics' Ed Heusser facing 9-1-2
Red Nonnenkamp pinch hits for Woody Rich (P) batting 9th
t9 3-8 0 --- O BOS R. Nonnenkamp E. Heusser 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 3-8 1 --- O BOS L. Finney E. Heusser 0% 100% Flyball: C
t9 3-8 2 --- O BOS D. Cramer E. Heusser 0% 100% Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 8.

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