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Standings
DET
@CHW
2
2
 
(15)
WSH
@NYY
1
3
BOS
@PHA
3
4
CLE
@SLB
1
5
NYG
@BRO
3
5
STL
@CIN
6
3
CHC
@MLN
4
9
PHI
@PIT
14
2
PHI
@PIT
6
8
Wednesday, May 27, 1953,
, Connie Mack Stadium
Attendance: 4,734, Time of Game: 2:35
Red Sox
3
20-16
 Lost 1 
4th, 4½ GB
at Athletics
4
17-22
 Won 1 
6th, 9 GB
W: Alex Kellner (6-4)
L: Marv Grissom (2-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  1   2  0  0   0  0  0    3 11  0
Athletics       0  0  0   3  0  0   0  1  X    4  9  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Piersall RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 .263 .657 0.097 1.12 0.148 -0.051 1.1 3 0
Floyd Baker 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 .276 .743 0.039 1.37 0.104 -0.065 0.5 2 3
George Kell 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .352 .956 -0.041 1.39 0.086 -0.127 -0.4 0 0
Dick Gernert 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .260 .848 -0.172 1.48 0.052 -0.224 -1.7 9 0 2B,GDP
Hoot Evers LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 .245 .784 -0.029 1.48 0.106 -0.136 0.2 1 0 HR
Tom Umphlett CF 4 1 4 0 0 0 .293 .731 0.326 1.40 0.326 0.000 2.3 0 0 3B,SB
Milt Bolling SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .612 -0.217 1.36 0.000 -0.217 -1.7 2 4 CS
   Sammy White PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .679 -0.243 4.60 0.000 -0.243 -0.8 GDP
Gus Niarhos C 3 0 0 1 0 0 .375 1.000 -0.042 1.18 0.022 -0.064 -0.3 7 0
   Del Wilber PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .231 1.256 0.043 1.43 0.043 0.000 0.1
   Billy Consolo PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Marv Grissom P 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.061 0.80 0.000 -0.061 -0.5 0 0
   Willard Nixon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Johnny Lipon PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.080 2.82 0.000 -0.080 -0.2
Team Totals 35 3 11 2 1 2 .314 .819 -0.380 1.43 0.887 -1.268 -1.6 24 7
2B: D Gernert (4, off A Kellner).
3B: T Umphlett (2, off A Kellner).
HR: H Evers (3, off A Kellner; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF).
TB: T Umphlett 6; H Evers 4; J Piersall 2; D Gernert 2; F Baker 2; G Kell.
GIDP: D Gernert (2); S White (2).
RBI: G Niarhos (1); H Evers (7).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Bolling-F Baker-D Gernert.
PB: G Niarhos (1).
Baserunning
SB: T Umphlett (3, 2nd base off A Kellner/R Murray).
CS: M Bolling (2, 2nd base by A Kellner/R Murray).

Philadelphia Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Joost SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 .196 .677 -0.158 1.57 0.000 -0.158 -1.3 0 4
Pete Suder 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .342 .745 -0.070 1.20 0.024 -0.094 -0.5 5 4
Dave Philley RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .284 .770 -0.072 1.19 0.032 -0.104 -0.5 5 0
Gus Zernial LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 .270 .854 0.172 1.32 0.259 -0.086 0.2 0 0 HR
Eddie Robinson 1B 2 1 0 0 2 0 .215 .600 0.008 0.74 0.054 -0.046 0.1 12 0
Loren Babe 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .238 .697 0.065 1.06 0.128 -0.063 0.9 0 4 2B
Ed McGhee CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .281 .685 -0.073 1.02 0.019 -0.093 -0.4 2 0
Ray Murray C 4 1 1 1 0 1 .234 .608 0.113 1.38 0.210 -0.097 0.4 3 1 GDP
Alex Kellner P 3 0 3 0 0 0 .233 .603 0.135 1.12 0.135 0.000 1.0 0 1 2B
Team Totals 32 4 9 3 3 4 .281 .780 0.120 1.19 0.861 -0.741 -0.1 27 14
2B: A Kellner (2, off M Grissom); L Babe (7, off M Grissom).
HR: G Zernial (7, off M Grissom; 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
TB: A Kellner 4; G Zernial 4; L Babe 3; E McGhee; R Murray; P Suder.
GIDP: R Murray (2).
RBI: G Zernial (13); L Babe (10); R Murray (8).
2-out RBI: R Murray.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. L Babe-P Suder-E Robinson 2.
E: R Murray (3).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Marv Grissom, L (2-3) 7.1 9 4 3 3 4 1 2.48 34 47 -0.172 1.19 -0.8
Willard Nixon 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.81 1 2 0 0.052 1.10 0.9
Team Totals 8 9 4 3 3 4 1 3.38 35 47 2 0 -0.120 1.19 0.1

Philadelphia Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Alex Kellner, W (6-4) 9 11 3 3 1 2 1 2.40 36 54 0.380 1.43 1.6
Team Totals 9 11 3 3 1 2 1 3.00 36 54 0.380 1.43 1.6
Balks: None.
WP: A Kellner (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Johnny Stevens, 1B - Scotty Robb, 2B - (none), 3B - Grover Froese.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Philadelphia Athletics
1 Jim Piersall RF 1 Eddie Joost SS
2 Floyd Baker 2B 2 Pete Suder 2B
3 George Kell 3B 3 Dave Philley RF
4 Dick Gernert 1B 4 Gus Zernial LF
5 Hoot Evers LF 5 Eddie Robinson 1B
6 Tom Umphlett CF 6 Loren Babe 3B
7 Milt Bolling SS 7 Ed McGhee CF
8 Gus Niarhos C 8 Ray Murray C
9 Marv Grissom P 9 Alex Kellner P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 3-3 0 --- R PHA G. Zernial M. Grissom 26% 87% Home Run (Deep LF)
t9 3-4 0 1-- OO BOS S. White A. Kellner 24% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t5 3-3 1 1-3 OO BOS D. Gernert A. Kellner 16% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t6 3-3 1 --3 O BOS M. Bolling A. Kellner 12% 54% Fielder's Choice SS; Umphlett out at Hm/SS-C; Bolling to 1B
t9 3-4 0 --- BOS T. Umphlett A. Kellner -12% 72% Single

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' Alex Kellner facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BOS J. Piersall A. Kellner -4% 46% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- O BOS F. Baker A. Kellner 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B; Piersall to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O BOS G. Kell A. Kellner 3% 52% Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O BOS D. Gernert A. Kellner 3% 55% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Marv Grissom facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PHA E. Joost M. Grissom -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O PHA P. Suder M. Grissom -2% 51% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O PHA D. Philley M. Grissom -1% 50% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS H. Evers A. Kellner 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- BOS T. Umphlett A. Kellner -3% 50% Single
t2 0-0 1 1-- O BOS M. Bolling A. Kellner 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O BOS G. Niarhos A. Kellner 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Marv Grissom facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O PHA G. Zernial M. Grissom -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 --- PHA E. Robinson M. Grissom 3% 55% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- O PHA L. Babe M. Grissom -3% 52% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 2 1-- O PHA E. McGhee M. Grissom -2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O BOS M. Grissom A. Kellner 3% 53% Lineout: 2B
t3 0-0 1 --- BOS J. Piersall A. Kellner -3% 50% Single to CF
t3 0-0 1 1-- BOS F. Baker A. Kellner -7% 43% Single to LF; Piersall to 3B
t3 0-0 1 1-3 R BOS G. Kell A. Kellner -9% 34% Wild Pitch; Piersall Scores; Baker to 3B
t3 1-0 1 --3 O BOS G. Kell A. Kellner 6% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 2 --3 O BOS D. Gernert A. Kellner 4% 44% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Marv Grissom facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O PHA R. Murray M. Grissom -3% 41% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- PHA A. Kellner M. Grissom 3% 44% Single
b3 0-1 1 1-- O PHA E. Joost M. Grissom -3% 40% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-1 2 1-- PHA P. Suder M. Grissom 2% 43% Single to SS (Deep SS); Joost to 2B
b3 0-1 2 12- O PHA D. Philley M. Grissom -5% 38% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- R BOS H. Evers A. Kellner -11% 27% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
t4 2-0 0 --- BOS T. Umphlett A. Kellner -8% 19% Triple to RF (RF Line)
t4 2-0 0 --3 O BOS M. Bolling A. Kellner 4% 23% Popfly: 2B
t4 2-0 1 --3 RO BOS G. Niarhos A. Kellner -2% 21% Lineout: CF; Umphlett Scores
t4 3-0 2 --- O BOS M. Grissom A. Kellner 1% 22% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Marv Grissom facing 4-5-6
b4 0-3 0 --- O PHA G. Zernial M. Grissom -3% 19% Foul Flyball: C
b4 0-3 1 --- PHA E. Robinson M. Grissom 3% 22% Walk
b4 0-3 1 1-- R PHA L. Babe M. Grissom 11% 33% Double to RF (RF Line); Robinson Scores
b4 1-3 1 -2- O PHA E. McGhee M. Grissom -4% 29% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-3 2 -2- R PHA R. Murray M. Grissom 10% 39% Single to CF; Babe Scores
b4 2-3 2 1-- PHA A. Kellner M. Grissom 5% 44% Double to LF (Deep LF); Murray to 3B
b4 2-3 2 -23 R PHA E. Joost M. Grissom 11% 55% Passed Ball; Murray Scores/unER; Kellner to 3B
b4 3-3 2 --3 O PHA E. Joost M. Grissom -5% 50% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 3.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 1-2-3
t5 3-3 0 --- O BOS J. Piersall A. Kellner 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-3 1 --- BOS F. Baker A. Kellner -3% 50% Single
t5 3-3 1 1-- BOS G. Kell A. Kellner -9% 41% Single to RF; Baker to 3B
t5 3-3 1 1-3 OO BOS D. Gernert A. Kellner 16% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 3-3, Red Sox' Marv Grissom facing 2-3-4
b5 3-3 0 --- O PHA P. Suder M. Grissom -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 3-3 1 --- PHA D. Philley M. Grissom 3% 57% Walk
b5 3-3 1 1-- O PHA G. Zernial M. Grissom -4% 53% Popfly: 1B
b5 3-3 2 1-- O PHA E. Robinson M. Grissom -3% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 3.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 5-6-7
t6 3-3 0 --- O BOS H. Evers A. Kellner 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t6 3-3 1 --- BOS T. Umphlett A. Kellner -4% 50% Single
t6 3-3 1 1-- BOS M. Bolling A. Kellner -7% 42% Umphlett Steals 2B; Umphlett to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t6 3-3 1 --3 O BOS M. Bolling A. Kellner 12% 54% Fielder's Choice SS; Umphlett out at Hm/SS-C; Bolling to 1B
t6 3-3 2 1-- O BOS G. Niarhos A. Kellner 4% 58% Bolling Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 3-3, Red Sox' Marv Grissom facing 6-7-8
b6 3-3 0 --- O PHA L. Babe M. Grissom -3% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 3-3 1 --- O PHA E. McGhee M. Grissom -2% 52% Flyball: RF
b6 3-3 2 --- O PHA R. Murray M. Grissom -2% 50% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 3.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 8-9-1
t7 3-3 0 --- O BOS G. Niarhos A. Kellner 4% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-3 1 --- O BOS M. Grissom A. Kellner 3% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 3-3 2 --- O BOS J. Piersall A. Kellner 2% 59% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 3-3, Red Sox' Marv Grissom facing 9-1-2
b7 3-3 0 --- PHA A. Kellner M. Grissom 6% 64% Single
b7 3-3 0 1-- O PHA E. Joost M. Grissom -5% 59% Strikeout
b7 3-3 1 1-- O PHA P. Suder M. Grissom -5% 54% Foul Flyball: C
b7 3-3 2 1-- O PHA D. Philley M. Grissom -4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 3.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 2-3-4
t8 3-3 0 --- O BOS F. Baker A. Kellner 5% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-3 1 --- O BOS G. Kell A. Kellner 4% 58% Strikeout
t8 3-3 2 --- BOS D. Gernert A. Kellner -5% 53% Double to CF
t8 3-3 2 -2- O BOS H. Evers A. Kellner 8% 61% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Tied 3-3, Red Sox' Marv Grissom facing 4-5-6
b8 3-3 0 --- R PHA G. Zernial M. Grissom 26% 87% Home Run (Deep LF)
b8 4-3 0 --- O PHA E. Robinson M. Grissom -1% 85% Popfly: 2B
b8 4-3 1 --- PHA L. Babe M. Grissom 1% 87% Single
b8 4-3 1 1-- PHA E. McGhee M. Grissom 2% 89% Single; Babe to 2B
Willard Nixon replaces Marv Grissom pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-3 1 12- OO PHA R. Murray W. Nixon -5% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 4.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-4, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 6-7-8
t9 3-4 0 --- BOS T. Umphlett A. Kellner -12% 72% Single
Sammy White pinch hits for Milt Bolling (SS) batting 7th
t9 3-4 0 1-- OO BOS S. White A. Kellner 24% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
Del Wilber pinch hits for Gus Niarhos (C) batting 8th
t9 3-4 2 --- BOS D. Wilber A. Kellner -4% 92% Walk
Johnny Lipon pinch hits for Willard Nixon (P) batting 9th
Billy Consolo pinch runs for Del Wilber (PH) batting 8th
t9 3-4 2 1-- O BOS J. Lipon A. Kellner 8% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 4.

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