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Scores
Standings
CHW
@BOS
4
12
SLB
@NYY
3
5
CLE
@PHA
1
5
DET
@WSH
10
7
BRO
@CIN
2
9
Wednesday, May 1, 1940,
, Shibe Park
Attendance: 1,500, Time of Game: 1:45
Indians
1
8-4
 Lost 1 
1st
at Athletics
5
5-8
 Won 1 
7th, 3½ GB
W: Nels Potter (1-2)
L: Johnny Allen (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  7  2
Athletics       0  0  0   1  1  1   0  2  X    5 11  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Boudreau SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .292 .358 .563 .921 -0.196 1.15 0.000 -0.196 -1.7 4 5
Roy Weatherly CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .271 .314 .375 .689 -0.101 1.19 0.012 -0.113 -0.8 3 0
Ben Chapman RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .245 .302 .347 .649 -0.075 0.92 0.012 -0.087 -0.5 2 1
Oscar Grimes 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.089 0.83 0.000 -0.089 -0.8 7 1
Jeff Heath LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .271 .314 .583 .897 -0.016 0.83 0.072 -0.089 -0.5 2 0 2B,CS
Ken Keltner 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .295 .367 .477 .845 -0.087 0.79 0.000 -0.087 -0.8 0 0
Rollie Hemsley C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .326 .340 .478 .819 0.093 0.76 0.106 -0.013 0.6 3 1
Ray Mack 2B 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .256 .289 .512 .801 0.184 1.73 0.238 -0.054 1.7 2 3 HR,2B
Johnny Allen P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.088 1.29 0.000 -0.088 -0.8 1 1
   Odell Hale PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.045 1.82 0.000 -0.045 -0.3
   Bill Zuber P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Dobson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 1 7 1 1 5 34 .212 .235 .364 .599 -0.420 1.04 0.440 -0.861 -3.9 24 12
2B: R Mack (5, off N Potter); J Heath (4, off N Potter).
HR: R Mack (2, off N Potter, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: R Mack 6; R Hemsley 2; J Heath 2; B Chapman; R Weatherly.
RBI: R Mack (4).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Allen-L Boudreau-O Grimes; R Mack-O Grimes.
E: R Weatherly (3); L Boudreau (2).
Outfield Assists: B Chapman (B Johnson at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: J Heath (2, 2nd base by N Potter/F Hayes).

Philadelphia Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dee Miles CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .318 .348 .364 .711 -0.073 1.01 0.034 -0.107 -1.1 2 0 CS,GDP
Wally Moses RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .264 .350 .491 .841 -0.023 0.65 0.035 -0.058 0.4 1 0 HR
Benny McCoy 2B 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .240 .345 .340 .685 0.082 0.83 0.137 -0.054 0.4 0 2 2·2B,GDP
Bob Johnson LF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .286 .386 .612 .998 -0.007 0.92 0.054 -0.062 0.7 5 0 HR
Dick Siebert 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .288 .327 .308 .635 0.086 1.10 0.121 -0.035 1.0 8 0
Frankie Hayes C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .297 .333 .351 .685 0.027 0.64 0.051 -0.024 -0.2 7 1
Al Rubeling 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .184 .231 .367 .598 -0.099 0.95 0.000 -0.099 -1.3 1 1
Bill Lillard SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .300 .417 .467 .883 -0.011 1.10 0.045 -0.056 -0.3 3 3
Nels Potter P 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.095 1.08 0.123 -0.028 1.0 0 2 SH
Team Totals 31 5 11 5 2 3 34 .355 .394 .613 1.007 0.077 0.91 0.600 -0.523 0.6 27 9
2B: B McCoy 2 (5, 2 off J Allen).
HR: W Moses (2, off B Zuber, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); B Johnson (4, off B Zuber, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: N Potter (1, off J Allen).
TB: B Johnson 5; B McCoy 4; W Moses 4; D Siebert 2; B Lillard; F Hayes; D Miles; N Potter.
GIDP: B McCoy (2); D Miles (1).
RBI: D Siebert 2 (7); W Moses (8); B Johnson (8); D Miles (4).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Baserunning
CS: D Miles (1, 2nd base by J Allen/R Hemsley).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Allen, L (1-2) 6 7 3 2 2 3 0 4.22 25 49 -0.058 1.15 0.3
Bill Zuber 1.1 4 2 2 0 0 2 9.00 7 0 0 -0.024 0.27 -1.5
Joe Dobson 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 1 0 0.003 0.07 0.6
Team Totals 8 11 5 4 2 3 2 4.50 34 49 1 0 -0.079 0.91 -0.6

Philadelphia Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nels Potter, W (1-2) 9 7 1 1 1 5 1 3.68 34 73 0.421 1.04 3.9
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 1 5 1 1.00 34 73 0.421 1.04 3.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Basil, 1B - Red Ormsby, 2B - (none), 3B - Joe Rue.
Time of Game: 1:45.
Attendance: 1,500.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Philadelphia Athletics
1 Lou Boudreau SS 1 Dee Miles CF
2 Roy Weatherly CF 2 Wally Moses RF
3 Ben Chapman RF 3 Benny McCoy 2B
4 Oscar Grimes 1B 4 Bob Johnson LF
5 Jeff Heath LF 5 Dick Siebert 1B
6 Ken Keltner 3B 6 Frankie Hayes C
7 Rollie Hemsley C 7 Al Rubeling 3B
8 Ray Mack 2B 8 Bill Lillard SS
9 Johnny Allen P 9 Nels Potter P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 1-1 0 1-- CLE R. Mack N. Potter -13% 32% Double to RF; Hemsley to 3B; Mack to 2B
t5 1-1 1 -23 O CLE L. Boudreau N. Potter 12% 51% Fielder's Choice P; Hemsley out at Hm/P-C
b5 1-1 0 1-- PHA N. Potter J. Allen 11% 73% Fielder's Choice 3B/Sacrifice Bunt; Lillard to 3B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B); Potter to 1B
t3 0-0 0 --- R CLE R. Mack N. Potter -11% 39% Home Run
b6 2-1 1 -2- R PHA D. Siebert J. Allen 10% 85% Single to CF; McCoy Scores; Siebert to 2B/Adv on E8

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' Nels Potter facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE L. Boudreau N. Potter 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE R. Weatherly N. Potter 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- CLE B. Chapman N. Potter -1% 53% Single to LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CLE O. Grimes N. Potter 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Johnny Allen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- PHA D. Miles J. Allen 3% 58% Single to RF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O PHA W. Moses J. Allen -3% 55% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 1-- OO PHA B. McCoy J. Allen -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Nels Potter facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Heath N. Potter -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- O CLE K. Keltner N. Potter 6% 52% Heath Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE K. Keltner N. Potter 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O CLE R. Hemsley N. Potter 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Johnny Allen facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- PHA B. Johnson J. Allen 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O PHA D. Siebert J. Allen -3% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 1 1-- PHA F. Hayes J. Allen 4% 59% Walk; Siebert to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- O PHA A. Rubeling J. Allen -5% 54% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 12- O PHA B. Lillard J. Allen -4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Nels Potter facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- R CLE R. Mack N. Potter -11% 39% Home Run
t3 1-0 0 --- O CLE J. Allen N. Potter 2% 41% Flyball: LF
t3 1-0 1 --- O CLE L. Boudreau N. Potter 2% 43% Lineout: 3B
t3 1-0 2 --- CLE R. Weatherly N. Potter -1% 42% Single to LF
t3 1-0 2 1-- O CLE B. Chapman N. Potter 2% 44% Foul Flyball: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Johnny Allen facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- O PHA N. Potter J. Allen -3% 41% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- O PHA D. Miles J. Allen -2% 39% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 0-1 2 --- O PHA W. Moses J. Allen -1% 38% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Nels Potter facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O CLE O. Grimes N. Potter 2% 41% Flyball: LF
t4 1-0 1 --- O CLE J. Heath N. Potter 2% 42% Foul Flyball: C
t4 1-0 2 --- O CLE K. Keltner N. Potter 1% 43% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Johnny Allen facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- PHA B. McCoy J. Allen 8% 51% Double to RF
b4 0-1 0 -2- O PHA B. Johnson J. Allen -2% 49% Single to RF; McCoy to 3B; Johnson out at 2B/RF-SS
b4 0-1 1 --3 RO PHA D. Siebert J. Allen 2% 51% Flyball: CF; McCoy Scores
b4 1-1 2 --- PHA F. Hayes J. Allen 2% 53% Single to CF
b4 1-1 2 1-- O PHA A. Rubeling J. Allen -3% 50% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Nels Potter facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- CLE R. Hemsley N. Potter -5% 45% Single to P/Bunt
t5 1-1 0 1-- CLE R. Mack N. Potter -13% 32% Double to RF; Hemsley to 3B; Mack to 2B
t5 1-1 0 -23 O CLE J. Allen N. Potter 7% 39% Strikeout
t5 1-1 1 -23 O CLE L. Boudreau N. Potter 12% 51% Fielder's Choice P; Hemsley out at Hm/P-C
t5 1-1 2 12- O CLE R. Weatherly N. Potter 6% 57% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Johnny Allen facing 8-9-1
b5 1-1 0 --- PHA B. Lillard J. Allen 5% 61% Single to 3B/Bunt
b5 1-1 0 1-- PHA N. Potter J. Allen 11% 73% Fielder's Choice 3B/Sacrifice Bunt; Lillard to 3B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B); Potter to 1B
b5 1-1 0 1-3 RO PHA D. Miles J. Allen -2% 71% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Lillard Scores/unER
b5 2-1 1 1-- O PHA W. Moses J. Allen -4% 67% Miles Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b5 2-1 2 --- O PHA W. Moses J. Allen -1% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 2.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Nels Potter facing 3-4-5
t6 1-2 0 --- O CLE B. Chapman N. Potter 4% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-2 1 --- O CLE O. Grimes N. Potter 3% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-2 2 --- CLE J. Heath N. Potter -4% 68% Double to RF
t6 1-2 2 -2- O CLE K. Keltner N. Potter 5% 74% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Johnny Allen facing 3-4-5
b6 2-1 0 --- PHA B. McCoy J. Allen 6% 79% Double to CF
b6 2-1 0 -2- O PHA B. Johnson J. Allen -4% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-1 1 -2- R PHA D. Siebert J. Allen 10% 85% Single to CF; McCoy Scores; Siebert to 2B/Adv on E8
b6 3-1 1 -2- O PHA F. Hayes J. Allen -2% 83% Flyball: LF
b6 3-1 2 -2- O PHA A. Rubeling J. Allen -2% 81% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 3.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Nels Potter facing 7-8-9
t7 1-3 0 --- CLE R. Hemsley N. Potter -6% 75% Single to CF
t7 1-3 0 1-- O CLE R. Mack N. Potter 5% 80% Foul Flyball: LF
Odell Hale pinch hits for Johnny Allen (P) batting 9th
t7 1-3 1 1-- O CLE O. Hale N. Potter 5% 85% Flyball: SS
t7 1-3 2 1-- O CLE L. Boudreau N. Potter 3% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Bill Zuber facing 8-9-1
Bill Zuber replaces Odell Hale (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-1 0 --- O PHA B. Lillard B. Zuber -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-1 1 --- PHA N. Potter B. Zuber 1% 88% Single to CF
b7 3-1 1 1-- OO PHA D. Miles B. Zuber -3% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 3.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Nels Potter facing 2-3-4
t8 1-3 0 --- O CLE R. Weatherly N. Potter 4% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-3 1 --- O CLE B. Chapman N. Potter 3% 92% Flyball: CF
t8 1-3 2 --- O CLE O. Grimes N. Potter 1% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Bill Zuber facing 2-3-4
b8 3-1 0 --- R PHA W. Moses B. Zuber 3% 97% Home Run
b8 4-1 0 --- O PHA B. McCoy B. Zuber -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 4-1 1 --- R PHA B. Johnson B. Zuber 2% 99% Home Run
b8 5-1 1 --- PHA D. Siebert B. Zuber 0% 99% Single to CF
Joe Dobson replaces Bill Zuber pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-1 1 1-- O PHA F. Hayes J. Dobson -0% 99% Flyball: LF
b8 5-1 2 1-- O PHA A. Rubeling J. Dobson -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 5.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Nels Potter facing 5-6-7
t9 1-5 0 --- O CLE J. Heath N. Potter 1% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 1-5 1 --- O CLE K. Keltner N. Potter 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 1-5 2 --- O CLE R. Hemsley N. Potter 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 5.

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