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Scores
Standings
CLE
@CHW
6
3
WSH
@NYY
1
6
BOS
@PHA
11
1
BOS
@PHA
0
2
DET
@SLB
4
7
NYG
@BRO
1
9
PHI
@BSN
0
1
PHI
@BSN
4
0
CHC
@CIN
4
2
CHC
@CIN
5
6
STL
@PIT
2
4
Sunday, August 31, 1952,
, Shibe Park
Attendance: 20,923, Time of Game: 2:04
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Red Sox
0
69-58
 Lost 1 
3rd, 5½ GB
at Athletics
2
68-60
 Won 1 
4th, 7 GB
W: Harry Byrd (13-11)
L: Willard Nixon (4-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  0
Athletics       0  1  0   0  0  1   0  0  X    2  6  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dom DiMaggio CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .301 .383 .388 .771 -0.019 1.18 0.044 -0.063 -0.3 0 0 SH
   George Schmees PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .149 .224 .193 .417 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Billy Goodman 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .303 .368 .398 .766 -0.072 1.44 0.047 -0.119 -0.4 4 5
Clyde Vollmer LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .274 .366 .486 .852 -0.088 1.35 0.043 -0.130 -0.6 1 0 3B,GDP
George Kell 3B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .317 .384 .433 .817 0.105 1.51 0.141 -0.036 0.5 0 1
   Ted Lepcio PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .333 .391 .724 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Dick Gernert 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .246 .322 .485 .807 -0.236 2.40 0.000 -0.236 -1.6 8 1
Hoot Evers RF-CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .257 .310 .413 .723 -0.082 1.33 0.052 -0.134 -0.5 1 0 GDP
Del Wilber C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .271 .314 .417 .730 -0.082 1.14 0.000 -0.082 -0.6 5 2
Johnny Lipon SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .214 .301 .259 .560 -0.113 1.08 0.000 -0.113 -0.9 4 5 GDP
Willard Nixon P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .222 .255 .267 .522 0.005 1.21 0.060 -0.055 -0.0 1 2
Team Totals 30 0 7 0 2 4 33 .233 .281 .300 .581 -0.582 1.43 0.387 -0.968 -4.4 24 16
3B: C Vollmer (3, off H Byrd).
SH: D DiMaggio (2, off H Byrd).
TB: C Vollmer 3; G Kell 2; B Goodman; H Evers; D DiMaggio; W Nixon.
GIDP: C Vollmer (12); J Lipon (8); H Evers (9).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 4. B Goodman-J Lipon-D Gernert; W Nixon-B Goodman-D Gernert; G Kell-B Goodman-D Gernert; J Lipon-B Goodman-D Gernert.

Philadelphia Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Joost SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .256 .403 .443 .845 0.026 0.54 0.048 -0.022 0.4 2 2
Ferris Fain 1B 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .338 .443 .447 .890 0.059 0.83 0.145 -0.087 0.7 7 1 2B,CS,GDP
Dave Philley CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .267 .341 .358 .699 -0.009 0.59 0.032 -0.042 -0.5 5 0
Gus Zernial LF 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .275 .359 .485 .844 0.019 0.99 0.108 -0.089 -0.1 1 0 HR,GDP
Allie Clark RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .308 .341 .513 .854 -0.040 0.59 0.011 -0.052 -0.6 2 0 CS
   Elmer Valo RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .436 .413 .850 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Cass Michaels 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .263 .331 .381 .712 -0.007 0.57 0.022 -0.029 -0.1 5 4
Billy Hitchcock 3B 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .241 .316 .285 .602 0.075 0.63 0.080 -0.005 0.8 0 3
Ray Murray C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .209 .269 .273 .542 -0.157 0.99 0.000 -0.157 -1.9 4 0 2·GDP
Harry Byrd P 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .127 .172 .164 .336 -0.045 0.77 0.032 -0.077 -0.6 1 1
Team Totals 23 2 6 2 7 5 30 .261 .433 .435 .868 -0.079 0.72 0.478 -0.560 -1.9 27 11
2B: F Fain (39, off W Nixon).
HR: G Zernial (27, off W Nixon, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: G Zernial 4; F Fain 2; E Joost 2; A Clark; B Hitchcock.
GIDP: R Murray 2 (3); F Fain (15); G Zernial (10).
RBI: F Fain (54); G Zernial (92).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 3. E Joost-C Michaels-F Fain 2; C Michaels-F Fain.
Baserunning
CS: F Fain (6, 2nd base by W Nixon/D Wilber); A Clark (1, 2nd base by W Nixon/D Wilber).
Pickoffs: H Byrd (1st base by W Nixon).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Willard Nixon, L (4-4) 8 6 2 2 7 5 1 5.18 30 60 0.080 0.72 1.9
Team Totals 8 6 2 2 7 5 1 2.25 30 60 0.080 0.72 1.9

Philadelphia Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Harry Byrd, W (13-11) 9 7 0 0 2 4 0 3.52 33 75 0.580 1.43 4.4
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 2 4 0 0.00 33 75 0.580 1.43 4.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: W Nixon (2; H Byrd, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill McGowan, 1B - Eddie Hurley, 2B - Hank Soar, 3B - Larry Napp.
Time of Game: 2:04.
Attendance: 20,923.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Philadelphia Athletics
1 Dom DiMaggio CF 1 Eddie Joost SS
2 Billy Goodman 2B 2 Ferris Fain 1B
3 Clyde Vollmer LF 3 Dave Philley CF
4 George Kell 3B 4 Gus Zernial LF
5 Dick Gernert 1B 5 Allie Clark RF
6 Hoot Evers RF 6 Cass Michaels 2B
7 Del Wilber C 7 Billy Hitchcock 3B
8 Johnny Lipon SS 8 Ray Murray C
9 Willard Nixon P 9 Harry Byrd P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-1 2 123 O BOS D. Gernert H. Byrd 12% 74% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b6 1-0 1 1-- R PHA F. Fain W. Nixon 12% 86% Double to CF; Joost Scores
b2 0-0 0 --- R PHA G. Zernial W. Nixon 11% 66% Home Run
b2 1-0 1 1-3 OO PHA R. Murray W. Nixon -10% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 0-1 0 1-- OO BOS C. Vollmer H. Byrd 10% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-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' Harry Byrd facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS D. DiMaggio H. Byrd 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O BOS B. Goodman H. Byrd 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- BOS C. Vollmer H. Byrd -3% 51% Triple to RF
t1 0-0 2 --3 O BOS G. Kell H. Byrd 4% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PHA E. Joost W. Nixon -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- PHA F. Fain W. Nixon 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- O PHA D. Philley W. Nixon -4% 51% Fain Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-0 2 --- O PHA D. Philley W. Nixon -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Harry Byrd facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS D. Gernert H. Byrd 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O BOS H. Evers H. Byrd 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O BOS D. Wilber H. Byrd 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- R PHA G. Zernial W. Nixon 11% 66% Home Run
b2 1-0 0 --- O PHA A. Clark W. Nixon -2% 64% Flyball: SS
b2 1-0 1 --- PHA C. Michaels W. Nixon 2% 66% Walk
b2 1-0 1 1-- PHA B. Hitchcock W. Nixon 6% 72% Single to LF; Michaels to 3B
b2 1-0 1 1-3 OO PHA R. Murray W. Nixon -10% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Harry Byrd facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O BOS J. Lipon H. Byrd 3% 64% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 1 --- O BOS W. Nixon H. Byrd 2% 66% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 2 --- O BOS D. DiMaggio H. Byrd 1% 67% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- PHA H. Byrd W. Nixon 3% 70% Walk
b3 1-0 0 1-- O PHA E. Joost W. Nixon -5% 65% Byrd Picked off 1B (P-SS)
b3 1-0 1 --- PHA E. Joost W. Nixon 2% 67% Single to RF
b3 1-0 1 1-- OO PHA F. Fain W. Nixon -5% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Harry Byrd facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- BOS B. Goodman H. Byrd -5% 58% Single to RF
t4 0-1 0 1-- OO BOS C. Vollmer H. Byrd 10% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- BOS G. Kell H. Byrd -2% 66% Single to LF
t4 0-1 2 1-- O BOS D. Gernert H. Byrd 3% 69% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- PHA D. Philley W. Nixon 3% 72% Walk
b4 1-0 0 1-- OO PHA G. Zernial W. Nixon -7% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b4 1-0 2 --- PHA A. Clark W. Nixon 1% 66% Single to LF
b4 1-0 2 1-- O PHA C. Michaels W. Nixon -2% 64% Clark Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Harry Byrd facing 6-7-8
t5 0-1 0 --- BOS H. Evers H. Byrd -5% 59% Single to CF
t5 0-1 0 1-- O BOS D. Wilber H. Byrd 5% 64% Strikeout
t5 0-1 1 1-- OO BOS J. Lipon H. Byrd 7% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 6-7-8
b5 1-0 0 --- O PHA C. Michaels W. Nixon -2% 69% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b5 1-0 1 --- PHA B. Hitchcock W. Nixon 2% 71% Walk
b5 1-0 1 1-- OO PHA R. Murray W. Nixon -5% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Harry Byrd facing 9-1-2
t6 0-1 0 --- BOS W. Nixon H. Byrd -6% 60% Single to LF
t6 0-1 0 1-- O BOS D. DiMaggio H. Byrd 3% 63% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Nixon to 2B
t6 0-1 1 -2- O BOS B. Goodman H. Byrd 6% 69% Flyball: 2B
t6 0-1 2 -2- BOS C. Vollmer H. Byrd -2% 67% Walk
t6 0-1 2 12- BOS G. Kell H. Byrd -5% 62% Walk; Nixon to 3B; Vollmer to 2B
t6 0-1 2 123 O BOS D. Gernert H. Byrd 12% 74% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 9-1-2
b6 1-0 0 --- O PHA H. Byrd W. Nixon -2% 72% Strikeout
b6 1-0 1 --- PHA E. Joost W. Nixon 2% 75% Walk
b6 1-0 1 1-- R PHA F. Fain W. Nixon 12% 86% Double to CF; Joost Scores
b6 2-0 1 -2- O PHA D. Philley W. Nixon -2% 84% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b6 2-0 2 -2- O PHA G. Zernial W. Nixon -2% 82% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Harry Byrd facing 6-7-8
t7 0-2 0 --- O BOS H. Evers H. Byrd 3% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-2 1 --- O BOS D. Wilber H. Byrd 2% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-2 2 --- O BOS J. Lipon H. Byrd 1% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 5-6-7
b7 2-0 0 --- O PHA A. Clark W. Nixon -1% 88% Strikeout
b7 2-0 1 --- O PHA C. Michaels W. Nixon -1% 87% Strikeout
b7 2-0 2 --- O PHA B. Hitchcock W. Nixon -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Harry Byrd facing 9-1-2
Elmer Valo replaces Allie Clark playing RF batting 5th
t8 0-2 0 --- O BOS W. Nixon H. Byrd 4% 90% Flyball: SS
t8 0-2 1 --- BOS D. DiMaggio H. Byrd -4% 86% Single to CF
George Schmees pinch runs for Dom DiMaggio (CF) batting 1st
t8 0-2 1 1-- O BOS B. Goodman H. Byrd 5% 91% Flyball: CF
t8 0-2 2 1-- O BOS C. Vollmer H. Byrd 3% 94% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Willard Nixon facing 8-9-1
Hoot Evers moves from RF to CF
George Schmees moves from PR to RF
b8 2-0 0 --- O PHA R. Murray W. Nixon -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-0 1 --- O PHA H. Byrd W. Nixon -0% 93% Strikeout
b8 2-0 2 --- PHA E. Joost W. Nixon 0% 93% Single to SS
b8 2-0 2 1-- PHA F. Fain W. Nixon 1% 94% Walk; Joost to 2B
b8 2-0 2 12- O PHA D. Philley W. Nixon -1% 93% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Harry Byrd facing 4-5-6
t9 0-2 0 --- BOS G. Kell H. Byrd -7% 85% Single to CF
Ted Lepcio pinch runs for George Kell (3B) batting 4th
t9 0-2 0 1-- O BOS D. Gernert H. Byrd 6% 92% Lineout: LF
t9 0-2 1 1-- OO BOS H. Evers H. Byrd 8% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 2.

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