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Scores
Standings
CHW
@BOS
9
7
 
(10)
CLE
@NYY
0
7
SLB
@PHA
7
3
DET
@WSH
1
10
BRO
@CHC
4
6
 
(11)
NYG
@MLN
1
8
PHI
@STL
6
5
Tuesday, May 12, 1953,
, Connie Mack Stadium
Attendance: 7,483, Time of Game: 2:11
Browns
7
11-12
 Won 1 
5th, 5 GB
at Athletics
3
10-14
 Lost 7 
7th, 6½ GB
W: Don Larsen (1-1)
L: Bobby Shantz (3-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Browns          2  0  0   2  0  2   1  0  0    7 14  0
Athletics       0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    3  8  3

St.Louis Browns

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Groth CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .253 .323 .333 .656 0.006 0.66 0.065 -0.059 -0.0 5 0 2B
Billy Hunter SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .273 .341 .312 .653 0.003 0.76 0.077 -0.074 -0.6 1 3 2B
Jim Dyck LF 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .196 .348 .232 .580 0.098 0.74 0.137 -0.039 0.7 3 0 2B,CS
Bob Elliott 3B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .235 .347 .420 .767 -0.086 0.73 0.053 -0.139 -0.6 1 2 2B,GDP
Vic Wertz RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .263 .404 .550 .954 0.089 0.74 0.117 -0.028 1.5 4 0 2B
Les Moss C 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .268 .328 .429 .756 0.052 0.71 0.150 -0.098 0.7 2 0 HR,GDP
Roy Sievers 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .212 .293 .288 .582 -0.061 0.76 0.000 -0.061 -0.8 4 0
   Dick Kryhoski PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .361 .452 .806 1.258 -0.010 0.39 0.000 -0.010 -0.8 5 0
Bobby Young 2B 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .267 .333 .344 .678 0.092 0.55 0.105 -0.013 1.2 2 4 IW
Bobo Holloman P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 -0.009 0.33 0.000 -0.009 -0.1 0 0
   Don Larsen P 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .250 .250 .417 .667 0.168 0.64 0.177 -0.009 1.2 0 0 3B
Team Totals 40 7 14 6 2 1 42 .350 .381 .600 .981 0.342 0.69 0.881 -0.539 2.4 27 9
2B: J Groth (7, off B Shantz); J Dyck (2, off B Shantz); B Hunter (3, off B Shantz); V Wertz (4, off B Shantz); B Elliott (4, off C Scheib).
3B: D Larsen (1, off B Shantz).
HR: L Moss (1, off B Shantz, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
IBB: B Young (1, by C Scheib).
TB: L Moss 5; V Wertz 3; J Groth 3; D Larsen 3; J Dyck 3; B Elliott 3; B Hunter 2; B Young 2.
GIDP: L Moss (5); B Elliott (4).
RBI: L Moss 2 (8); B Young (9); D Larsen (1); J Dyck (5); V Wertz (18).
2-out RBI: B Young; D Larsen.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Hunter-B Young-R Sievers.
Baserunning
CS: J Dyck (1, 2nd base by B Shantz/J Astroth).

Philadelphia Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Joost SS 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .187 .351 .307 .658 -0.068 0.97 0.038 -0.105 -1.0 4 5
Dave Philley CF 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .337 .387 .459 .846 -0.021 0.90 0.059 -0.080 -0.6 3 0
Loren Babe 3B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .237 .348 .407 .755 0.132 0.94 0.136 -0.005 1.2 1 2
Eddie Robinson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .209 .287 .275 .562 -0.137 1.30 0.004 -0.141 -1.2 10 1
Kite Thomas RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .111 .273 .111 .384 -0.199 1.27 0.000 -0.199 -2.3 2 0 GDP
Ed McGhee LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .400 .400 .600 1.000 -0.014 0.74 0.040 -0.055 -0.3 0 0
Pete Suder 2B 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .365 .377 .442 .820 0.068 0.78 0.104 -0.036 1.0 4 2 2B
Joe Astroth C 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .256 .360 .279 .639 0.081 0.84 0.112 -0.031 0.8 2 1
Bobby Shantz P 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 .200 .273 .250 .523 -0.025 1.16 0.000 -0.025 -0.3 1 1
   Carl Scheib P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.007 0.25 0.000 -0.007 -0.2 0 1
   Tom Hamilton PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 0.031 0.55 0.031 0.000 1.3
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 4 0 38 .235 .316 .265 .580 -0.159 0.94 0.524 -0.684 -1.6 27 13
2B: P Suder (4, off D Larsen).
TB: P Suder 3; L Babe 2; J Astroth; T Hamilton; E McGhee; E Robinson.
GIDP: K Thomas (1).
RBI: B Shantz (3); T Hamilton (1); J Astroth (5).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Shantz-E Joost-E Robinson; E Joost-P Suder-E Robinson.
E: E McGhee 2 (2); L Babe (3).

St.Louis Browns

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bobo Holloman 1.1 3 2 2 3 0 0 4.02 9 37 -0.180 1.78 -1.7
Don Larsen, W (1-1) 7.2 5 1 1 1 0 0 3.41 29 1 0 0.338 0.69 3.3
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 4 0 0 3.00 38 37 1 0 0.158 0.94 1.6

Philadelphia Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bobby Shantz, L (3-4) 5.2 12 6 5 1 1 1 4.34 28 23 -0.340 0.91 -3.4
Carl Scheib 3.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.78 14 2 0 -0.002 0.20 1.0
Team Totals 9 14 7 6 2 1 1 6.00 42 23 2 0 -0.342 0.69 -2.4
Balks: None.
WP: B Shantz 2 (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: C Scheib (1; B Young).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Honochick, 1B - Bill McGowan, 2B - Joe Paparella, 3B - Bill McKinley.
Time of Game: 2:11.
Attendance: 7,483.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

St.Louis Browns         Philadelphia Athletics
1 Johnny Groth CF 1 Eddie Joost SS
2 Billy Hunter SS 2 Dave Philley CF
3 Jim Dyck LF 3 Loren Babe 3B
4 Bob Elliott 3B 4 Eddie Robinson 1B
5 Vic Wertz RF 5 Kite Thomas RF
6 Les Moss C 6 Ed McGhee LF
7 Roy Sievers 1B 7 Pete Suder 2B
8 Bobby Young 2B 8 Joe Astroth C
9 Bobo Holloman P 9 Bobby Shantz P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-2 1 123 OO PHA K. Thomas B. Holloman 15% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t3 2-2 1 1-3 OO SLB B. Elliott B. Shantz -13% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t4 2-2 1 --- R SLB L. Moss B. Shantz 13% 60% Home Run
t4 3-2 2 1-- R SLB D. Larsen B. Shantz 12% 72% Triple to CF; Young Scores
b2 0-2 0 1-3 R PHA J. Astroth B. Holloman -10% 42% Single to RF; McGhee Scores; Suder to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Browns Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- SLB J. Groth B. Shantz 6% 56% Double to RF
t1 0-0 0 -2- O SLB B. Hunter B. Shantz -4% 52% Lineout: SS
t1 0-0 1 -2- R SLB J. Dyck B. Shantz 10% 61% Double to RF; Groth Scores
t1 1-0 1 -2- SLB B. Elliott B. Shantz 4% 66% Single to P; Dyck to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 R SLB V. Wertz B. Shantz 6% 71% Single to RF; Dyck Scores; Elliott to 2B
t1 2-0 1 12- OO SLB L. Moss B. Shantz -7% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Browns 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Browns' Bobo Holloman facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- PHA E. Joost B. Holloman -4% 61% Walk
b1 0-2 0 1-- PHA D. Philley B. Holloman -6% 55% Walk; Joost to 2B
b1 0-2 0 12- PHA L. Babe B. Holloman -8% 47% Walk; Joost to 3B; Philley to 2B
b1 0-2 0 123 O PHA E. Robinson B. Holloman 7% 54% Popfly: SS
b1 0-2 1 123 OO PHA K. Thomas B. Holloman 15% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Browns 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Browns Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- O SLB R. Sievers B. Shantz -2% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 2-0 1 --- O SLB B. Young B. Shantz -1% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 2-0 2 --- O SLB B. Holloman B. Shantz -1% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Browns 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Browns' Bobo Holloman facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- PHA E. McGhee B. Holloman -4% 62% Single to RF
b2 0-2 0 1-- PHA P. Suder B. Holloman -10% 52% Single to RF; McGhee to 3B
b2 0-2 0 1-3 R PHA J. Astroth B. Holloman -10% 42% Single to RF; McGhee Scores; Suder to 3B
b2 1-2 0 1-3 RO PHA B. Shantz B. Holloman 1% 43% Flyball: RF; Suder Scores; Astroth to 2B
Don Larsen replaces Bobo Holloman pitching and batting 9th
b2 2-2 1 -2- O PHA E. Joost D. Larsen 4% 47% Flyball: LF
b2 2-2 2 -2- O PHA D. Philley D. Larsen 3% 50% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Browns 2, Athletics 2.
Top of the 3rd, Browns Batting, Tied 2-2, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 1-2-3
t3 2-2 0 --- O SLB J. Groth B. Shantz -3% 47% Foul Flyball: 3B
t3 2-2 1 --- SLB B. Hunter B. Shantz 5% 52% Double to RF
t3 2-2 1 -2- SLB J. Dyck B. Shantz 3% 55% Wild Pitch; Hunter to 3B
t3 2-2 1 --3 SLB J. Dyck B. Shantz 2% 57% Walk
t3 2-2 1 1-3 OO SLB B. Elliott B. Shantz -13% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Browns 2, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 2-2, Browns' Don Larsen facing 3-4-5
b3 2-2 0 --- PHA L. Babe D. Larsen -4% 41% Single to 3B/Bunt
b3 2-2 0 1-- O PHA E. Robinson D. Larsen 4% 44% Flyball: LF
b3 2-2 1 1-- O PHA K. Thomas D. Larsen 2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B; Babe to 2B
b3 2-2 2 -2- O PHA E. McGhee D. Larsen 4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Browns 2, Athletics 2.
Top of the 4th, Browns Batting, Tied 2-2, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 5-6-7
t4 2-2 0 --- O SLB V. Wertz B. Shantz -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t4 2-2 1 --- R SLB L. Moss B. Shantz 13% 60% Home Run
t4 3-2 1 --- O SLB R. Sievers B. Shantz -2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-2 2 --- SLB B. Young B. Shantz 1% 60% Single to CF
t4 3-2 2 1-- R SLB D. Larsen B. Shantz 12% 72% Triple to CF; Young Scores
t4 4-2 2 --3 O SLB J. Groth B. Shantz -3% 69% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Browns 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Browns' Don Larsen facing 7-8-9
b4 2-4 0 --- O PHA P. Suder D. Larsen 3% 72% Flyball: CF
b4 2-4 1 --- O PHA J. Astroth D. Larsen 2% 74% Flyball: CF
b4 2-4 2 --- O PHA B. Shantz D. Larsen 1% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Browns 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 5th, Browns Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 2-3-4
t5 4-2 0 --- O SLB B. Hunter B. Shantz -2% 73% Flyball: RF
t5 4-2 1 --- SLB J. Dyck B. Shantz 2% 75% Single to LF
t5 4-2 1 1-- O SLB B. Elliott B. Shantz -3% 72% Dyck Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t5 4-2 2 --- O SLB B. Elliott B. Shantz -1% 71% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Browns 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Browns' Don Larsen facing 1-2-3
b5 2-4 0 --- O PHA E. Joost D. Larsen 3% 74% Flyball: RF
b5 2-4 1 --- O PHA D. Philley D. Larsen 2% 77% Foul Flyball: C
b5 2-4 2 --- PHA L. Babe D. Larsen -2% 75% Single to LF
b5 2-4 2 1-- O PHA E. Robinson D. Larsen 3% 78% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Browns 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 6th, Browns Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 5-6-7
t6 4-2 0 --- SLB V. Wertz B. Shantz 5% 83% Double to RF
t6 4-2 0 -2- O SLB L. Moss B. Shantz -3% 79% Popfly: 2B
t6 4-2 1 -2- O SLB R. Sievers B. Shantz -3% 77% Strikeout Looking
t6 4-2 2 -2- R SLB B. Young B. Shantz 9% 86% Single; Wertz Scores; Young to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t6 5-2 2 -2- SLB D. Larsen B. Shantz 0% 86% Wild Pitch; Young to 3B
t6 5-2 2 --3 R SLB D. Larsen B. Shantz 5% 91% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Young Scores/unER/No RBI
t6 6-2 2 1-- SLB J. Groth B. Shantz 1% 92% Single to CF; Larsen to 2B
Carl Scheib replaces Bobby Shantz pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-2 2 12- O SLB B. Hunter C. Scheib -1% 90% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Browns 6, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-6, Browns' Don Larsen facing 5-6-7
b6 2-6 0 --- O PHA K. Thomas D. Larsen 2% 92% Lineout: CF
b6 2-6 1 --- O PHA E. McGhee D. Larsen 1% 93% Popfly: 3B
b6 2-6 2 --- O PHA P. Suder D. Larsen 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Browns 6, Athletics 2.
Top of the 7th, Browns Batting, Ahead 6-2, Athletics' Carl Scheib facing 3-4-5
t7 6-2 0 --- O SLB J. Dyck C. Scheib -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 6-2 1 --- SLB B. Elliott C. Scheib 1% 95% Double to RF
t7 6-2 1 -2- SLB V. Wertz C. Scheib 1% 96% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Elliott to 3B
t7 6-2 1 1-3 R SLB L. Moss C. Scheib 2% 98% Single to LF; Elliott Scores; Wertz to 3B; Moss to 2B/Adv on E7
Dick Kryhoski pinch hits for Roy Sievers (1B) batting 7th
t7 7-2 1 -23 O SLB D. Kryhoski C. Scheib -1% 97% Flyball: RF
t7 7-2 2 -23 SLB B. Young C. Scheib 0% 97% Intentional Walk
t7 7-2 2 123 O SLB D. Larsen C. Scheib -1% 96% Lineout: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB. Browns 7, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-7, Browns' Don Larsen facing 8-9-1
Dick Kryhoski moves from PH to 1B
b7 2-7 0 --- O PHA J. Astroth D. Larsen 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-7 1 --- O PHA C. Scheib D. Larsen 1% 98% Flyball: RF
b7 2-7 2 --- O PHA E. Joost D. Larsen 0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Browns 7, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Browns Batting, Ahead 7-2, Athletics' Carl Scheib facing 1-2-3
t8 7-2 0 --- O SLB J. Groth C. Scheib -0% 98% Lineout: 2B
t8 7-2 1 --- O SLB B. Hunter C. Scheib -0% 98% Popfly: 1B
t8 7-2 2 --- O SLB J. Dyck C. Scheib -0% 98% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Browns 7, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-7, Browns' Don Larsen facing 2-3-4
b8 2-7 0 --- O PHA D. Philley D. Larsen 1% 99% Foul Flyball: C
b8 2-7 1 --- O PHA L. Babe D. Larsen 0% 99% Lineout: CF
b8 2-7 2 --- PHA E. Robinson D. Larsen -0% 99% Single to LF
b8 2-7 2 1-- O PHA K. Thomas D. Larsen 1% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Browns 7, Athletics 2.
Top of the 9th, Browns Batting, Ahead 7-2, Athletics' Carl Scheib facing 4-5-6
t9 7-2 0 --- O SLB B. Elliott C. Scheib -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 7-2 1 --- O SLB V. Wertz C. Scheib -0% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 7-2 2 --- O SLB L. Moss C. Scheib -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Browns 7, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-7, Browns' Don Larsen facing 6-7-8
b9 2-7 0 --- O PHA E. McGhee D. Larsen 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 2-7 1 --- PHA P. Suder D. Larsen -1% 99% Double to RF
b9 2-7 1 -2- PHA J. Astroth D. Larsen -1% 98% Walk
Tom Hamilton pinch hits for Carl Scheib (P) batting 9th
b9 2-7 1 12- R PHA T. Hamilton D. Larsen -3% 95% Single to CF; Suder Scores; Astroth to 3B
b9 3-7 1 1-3 O PHA E. Joost D. Larsen 3% 99% Popfly: 1B
b9 3-7 2 1-3 O PHA D. Philley D. Larsen 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Browns 7, Athletics 3.

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