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Standings
PHA
@CHW
4
2
 
(12)
WSH
@CLE
6
4
NYY
@DET
1
5
BOS
@SLB
8
0
BOS
@SLB
6
0
MLN
@BRO
11
6
CIN
@NYG
1
3
STL
@PHI
1
2
CHC
@PIT
7
1
Friday, July 24, 1953,
, Busch Stadium I
Attendance: 3,656, Time of Game: 2:15
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Red Sox
6
55-40
 Won 3 
3rd, 7½ GB
at Browns
0
33-63
 Lost 5 
8th, 30 GB
L: Bob Cain (4-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   2  2  1   0  1  0    6 10  0
Browns          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  3

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Goodman 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .325 .413 .425 .838 0.038 0.46 0.065 -0.027 -0.0 4 4 2B
Hoot Evers LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .239 .304 .420 .723 -0.080 0.61 0.000 -0.080 -1.2 3 0
Dick Gernert 1B 5 1 2 0 0 2 5 .267 .386 .454 .840 -0.012 0.49 0.027 -0.039 -0.3 10 0
George Kell 3B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .331 .388 .534 .921 0.136 0.81 0.165 -0.029 1.7 0 1 2B
Sammy White C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .271 .317 .435 .751 -0.007 0.87 0.050 -0.057 -0.6 6 1
Tom Umphlett CF 3 3 1 1 1 0 4 .306 .355 .415 .770 0.155 0.64 0.178 -0.024 2.3 1 0
Jim Piersall RF 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .248 .303 .342 .645 0.010 0.66 0.031 -0.021 0.4 2 0 2B
Johnny Lipon SS 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .197 .274 .250 .524 -0.011 0.32 0.010 -0.021 -0.4 0 3
Mickey McDermott P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .308 .321 .462 .782 -0.042 0.44 0.002 -0.044 -0.6 1 2
Team Totals 38 6 10 6 1 5 39 .263 .282 .342 .624 0.187 0.59 0.528 -0.342 1.4 27 11
2B: B Goodman (19, off B Cain); J Piersall (14, off B Cain); G Kell (29, off B Cain).
TB: B Goodman 3; G Kell 3; J Piersall 3; D Gernert 2; T Umphlett; S White.
RBI: J Piersall 2 (34); G Kell 2 (49); T Umphlett (38); J Lipon (8).
2-out RBI: G Kell 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. M McDermott-D Gernert; J Lipon-B Goodman-D Gernert.

St.Louis Browns

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Neil Berry 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .292 .333 .369 .703 -0.055 0.55 0.000 -0.055 -0.8 0 1
Roy Sievers 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .260 .338 .397 .735 0.073 0.57 0.087 -0.015 0.1 8 0 2B
Don Lenhardt LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .297 .374 .445 .819 -0.084 0.85 0.006 -0.091 -1.1 4 0
Vic Wertz RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .263 .377 .448 .825 -0.050 0.69 0.011 -0.061 -0.6 3 0
Les Moss C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .275 .327 .373 .700 -0.072 0.69 0.002 -0.074 -0.7 6 0
Jim Dyck 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .217 .311 .339 .650 -0.019 0.49 0.020 -0.039 -0.5 1 2 GDP
Johnny Groth CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .251 .305 .366 .671 -0.026 0.59 0.022 -0.048 -0.6 5 1
Billy Hunter SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .228 .270 .264 .534 -0.048 0.71 0.000 -0.048 -0.6 0 4
Bob Cain P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .231 .280 .511 -0.018 0.72 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 0 0
   Don Larsen PH-P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .196 .229 .348 .577 -0.012 0.47 0.010 -0.023 0.3 0 1 2B
Team Totals 31 0 6 0 2 5 33 .194 .242 .258 .500 -0.311 0.63 0.158 -0.472 -4.6 27 9
2B: R Sievers (10, off M McDermott); D Larsen (2, off M McDermott).
TB: R Sievers 3; D Larsen 2; L Moss; J Groth; V Wertz.
GIDP: J Dyck (14).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
E: D Larsen 2 (2); D Lenhardt (6).
Outfield Assists: J Groth (J Piersall at 3rd base).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mickey McDermott, W (10-6) 9 6 0 0 2 5 0 3.30 33 78 0.312 0.63 4.6
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 2 5 0 0.00 33 78 0.312 0.63 4.6

St.Louis Browns

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Cain, L (4-5) 5 9 4 4 0 4 0 4.71 23 37 -0.163 0.91 -1.5
Don Larsen 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 4.18 16 0 0 -0.025 0.14 0.0
Team Totals 9 10 6 5 1 5 0 5.00 39 37 0 0 -0.188 0.59 -1.4
Balks: None.
WP: B Cain (1); D Larsen (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Duffy, 1B - Johnny Stevens, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - Bill Summers.
Time of Game: 2:15.
Attendance: 3,656.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         St.Louis Browns
1 Billy Goodman 2B 1 Neil Berry 2B
2 Hoot Evers LF 2 Roy Sievers 1B
3 Dick Gernert 1B 3 Don Lenhardt LF
4 George Kell 3B 4 Vic Wertz RF
5 Sammy White C 5 Les Moss C
6 Tom Umphlett CF 6 Jim Dyck 3B
7 Jim Piersall RF 7 Johnny Groth CF
8 Johnny Lipon SS 8 Billy Hunter SS
9 Mickey McDermott P 9 Bob Cain P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 1 -2- R BOS T. Umphlett B. Cain 15% 67% Single to LF; White Scores; Umphlett to 3B/Adv on E7
t5 2-0 2 12- RR BOS G. Kell B. Cain 15% 89% Double (CF-RF); Goodman Scores; Gernert Scores
b4 0-2 0 --- SLB R. Sievers M. McDermott -5% 64% Single
t3 0-0 1 --- BOS B. Goodman B. Cain 5% 52% Double
b4 0-2 0 1-- O SLB D. Lenhardt M. McDermott 4% 69% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B

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, Browns' Bob Cain facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS B. Goodman B. Cain -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O BOS H. Evers B. Cain -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- BOS D. Gernert B. Cain 1% 47% Single
t1 0-0 2 1-- BOS G. Kell B. Cain 2% 49% Single; Gernert to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O BOS S. White B. Cain -4% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Browns 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Browns Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Mickey McDermott facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O SLB N. Berry M. McDermott 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- SLB R. Sievers M. McDermott -4% 43% Double
b1 0-0 1 -2- O SLB D. Lenhardt M. McDermott 4% 48% Fielder's Choice SS; Sievers out at 3B/SS-1B; Lenhardt to 1B
b1 0-0 2 1-- O SLB V. Wertz M. McDermott 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Browns 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Browns' Bob Cain facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS T. Umphlett B. Cain -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O BOS J. Piersall B. Cain -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- O BOS J. Lipon B. Cain -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Browns 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Browns Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Mickey McDermott facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O SLB L. Moss M. McDermott 2% 47% Foul Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 --- O SLB J. Dyck M. McDermott 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O SLB J. Groth M. McDermott 1% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Browns 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Browns' Bob Cain facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O BOS M. McDermott B. Cain -3% 47% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- BOS B. Goodman B. Cain 5% 52% Double
t3 0-0 1 -2- O BOS H. Evers B. Cain -4% 48% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 -2- O BOS D. Gernert B. Cain -4% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Browns 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Browns Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Mickey McDermott facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O SLB B. Hunter M. McDermott 3% 47% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- O SLB B. Cain M. McDermott 2% 49% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O SLB N. Berry M. McDermott 1% 50% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Browns 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Browns' Bob Cain facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O BOS G. Kell B. Cain -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- BOS S. White B. Cain 3% 50% Single
t4 0-0 1 1-- BOS T. Umphlett B. Cain 2% 52% Wild Pitch; White to 2B
t4 0-0 1 -2- R BOS T. Umphlett B. Cain 15% 67% Single to LF; White Scores; Umphlett to 3B/Adv on E7
t4 1-0 1 --3 RO BOS J. Piersall B. Cain 3% 70% Double to CF; Umphlett Scores; Piersall out at 3B/CF-SS-3B
t4 2-0 2 --- O BOS J. Lipon B. Cain -1% 69% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Browns 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Browns Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Mickey McDermott facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- SLB R. Sievers M. McDermott -5% 64% Single
b4 0-2 0 1-- O SLB D. Lenhardt M. McDermott 4% 69% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 0-2 1 1-- O SLB V. Wertz M. McDermott 4% 72% Strikeout
b4 0-2 2 1-- O SLB L. Moss M. McDermott 3% 75% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Browns 0.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Browns' Bob Cain facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- O BOS M. McDermott B. Cain -2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-0 1 --- BOS B. Goodman B. Cain 2% 75% Single
t5 2-0 1 1-- O BOS H. Evers B. Cain -2% 73% Flyball: CF
t5 2-0 2 1-- BOS D. Gernert B. Cain 2% 75% Single; Goodman to 2B
t5 2-0 2 12- RR BOS G. Kell B. Cain 15% 89% Double (CF-RF); Goodman Scores; Gernert Scores
t5 4-0 2 -2- O BOS S. White B. Cain -1% 88% Lineout: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Browns 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Browns Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Mickey McDermott facing 6-7-8
b5 0-4 0 --- O SLB J. Dyck M. McDermott 2% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-4 1 --- SLB J. Groth M. McDermott -2% 88% Single
b5 0-4 1 1-- O SLB B. Hunter M. McDermott 2% 90% Groundout: C-1B; Groth to 2B
Don Larsen pinch hits for Bob Cain (P) batting 9th
b5 0-4 2 -2- O SLB D. Larsen M. McDermott 2% 92% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Browns 0.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Browns' Don Larsen facing 6-7-8
Don Larsen moves from PH to P
t6 4-0 0 --- BOS T. Umphlett D. Larsen 1% 93% Walk
t6 4-0 0 1-- O BOS J. Piersall D. Larsen -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B; Umphlett to 2B
t6 4-0 1 -2- BOS J. Lipon D. Larsen 1% 94% Wild Pitch; Umphlett to 3B
t6 4-0 1 --3 RO BOS J. Lipon D. Larsen 1% 95% Flyball: LF; Umphlett Scores
t6 5-0 2 --- BOS M. McDermott D. Larsen 0% 95% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); McDermott to 1B
t6 5-0 2 1-- O BOS B. Goodman D. Larsen -0% 94% Flyball: CF
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 5, Browns 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Browns Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' Mickey McDermott facing 1-2-3
b6 0-5 0 --- O SLB N. Berry M. McDermott 1% 96% Popfly: 2B
b6 0-5 1 --- O SLB R. Sievers M. McDermott 1% 96% Flyball: RF
b6 0-5 2 --- SLB D. Lenhardt M. McDermott -1% 96% Walk
b6 0-5 2 1-- SLB V. Wertz M. McDermott -1% 95% Single; Lenhardt to 2B
b6 0-5 2 12- O SLB L. Moss M. McDermott 2% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 5, Browns 0.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Browns' Don Larsen facing 2-3-4
t7 5-0 0 --- O BOS H. Evers D. Larsen -0% 97% Foul Flyball: C
t7 5-0 1 --- O BOS D. Gernert D. Larsen -0% 96% Flyball: RF
t7 5-0 2 --- O BOS G. Kell D. Larsen -0% 96% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Browns 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Browns Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' Mickey McDermott facing 6-7-8
b7 0-5 0 --- SLB J. Dyck M. McDermott -2% 94% Walk
b7 0-5 0 1-- OO SLB J. Groth M. McDermott 4% 98% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B
b7 0-5 2 --- O SLB B. Hunter M. McDermott 0% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Browns 0.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Browns' Don Larsen facing 5-6-7
t8 5-0 0 --- O BOS S. White D. Larsen -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B
t8 5-0 1 --- BOS T. Umphlett D. Larsen 1% 99% Reached on E1 (throw) (Ground Ball); Umphlett to 3B
t8 5-0 1 --3 R BOS J. Piersall D. Larsen 0% 99% Single; Umphlett Scores/unER
t8 6-0 1 1-- O BOS J. Lipon D. Larsen -0% 99% Flyball: CF
t8 6-0 2 1-- O BOS M. McDermott D. Larsen -0% 99% Lineout: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 6, Browns 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Browns Batting, Behind 0-6, Red Sox' Mickey McDermott facing 9-1-2
b8 0-6 0 --- SLB D. Larsen M. McDermott -1% 98% Double (CF-RF)
b8 0-6 0 -2- O SLB N. Berry M. McDermott 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Larsen to 3B
b8 0-6 1 --3 O SLB R. Sievers M. McDermott 1% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 0-6 2 --3 O SLB D. Lenhardt M. McDermott 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 6, Browns 0.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-0, Browns' Don Larsen facing 1-2-3
t9 6-0 0 --- O BOS B. Goodman D. Larsen -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 6-0 1 --- O BOS H. Evers D. Larsen -0% 100% Lineout: CF
t9 6-0 2 --- O BOS D. Gernert D. Larsen -0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Browns 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Browns Batting, Behind 0-6, Red Sox' Mickey McDermott facing 4-5-6
b9 0-6 0 --- O SLB V. Wertz M. McDermott 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b9 0-6 1 --- SLB L. Moss M. McDermott -0% 100% Single
b9 0-6 1 1-- OO SLB J. Dyck M. McDermott 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Browns 0.

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