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Standings
BAL
@BOS
5
14
BAL
@BOS
9
12
CLE
@CHW
1
3
CLE
@CHW
4
2
KCA
@DET
0
16
NYY
@WSH
3
7
MLN
@CIN
10
1
MLN
@CIN
5
6
PHI
@NYG
4
2
 
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PHI
@NYG
4
2
BRO
@PIT
10
3
BRO
@PIT
3
2
CHC
@STL
6
5
CHC
@STL
1
14
Sunday, April 17, 1955,
, Griffith Stadium
Attendance: 11,062, Time of Game: 2:11
Yankees
3
3-2
 Lost 1 
3rd, 1½ GB
at Senators
7
2-2
 Won 1 
5th, 2 GB
L: Eddie Lopat (0-1)
S: Spec Shea (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  1    3  8  3
Senators        0  0  0   4  3  0   0  0  X    7  9  2

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Hank Bauer RF 5 1 3 1 0 0 .278 .903 -0.007 0.74 0.052 -0.060 1.2 3 0
Andy Carey 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 .167 .481 -0.027 0.84 0.065 -0.092 -0.9 1 4
Mickey Mantle CF 2 0 0 0 2 0 .412 1.153 0.092 0.96 0.104 -0.012 0.7 3 0
Yogi Berra C 4 0 1 1 0 0 .286 .919 -0.203 1.30 0.005 -0.209 -1.1 2 0 2B
Bill Skowron 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .455 1.251 0.019 0.79 0.075 -0.056 -0.3 10 0
Bob Cerv LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .300 .864 0.018 0.66 0.038 -0.020 -0.1 3 0
Jerry Coleman 2B 4 0 0 1 0 0 .222 .485 -0.052 0.95 0.071 -0.123 -1.0 1 2
Phil Rizzuto SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 .300 .863 0.001 0.42 0.012 -0.011 0.0 1 2
   Elston Howard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.000 -0.003 0.10 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
   Billy Hunter SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Enos Slaughter PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 0.001 0.02 0.001 0.000 0.1
Eddie Lopat P 1 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 0.018 0.91 0.041 -0.023 0.2 0 1
   Don Larsen P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.1 0 2
   Johnny Kucks P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Eddie Robinson PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 0.003 0.08 0.003 0.000 0.2 HBP
Team Totals 32 3 8 3 5 2 .250 .650 -0.141 0.78 0.467 -0.610 -1.3 24 11
2B: Y Berra (3, off J Schmitz).
HBP: E Robinson (1, by J Schmitz).
TB: H Bauer 3; A Carey 2; Y Berra 2; B Cerv; B Skowron.
RBI: H Bauer (2); J Coleman (2); Y Berra (4).
2-out RBI: H Bauer; Y Berra.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Larsen-P Rizzuto-B Skowron.
E: P Rizzuto 2 (2); Y Berra (2).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J Coleman (1st base by J Schmitz).

Washington Senators

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tom Umphlett RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 .267 .686 0.041 0.40 0.053 -0.012 0.9 3 1
Jim Busby CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .313 .764 0.001 0.80 0.049 -0.049 -0.7 2 0
Mickey Vernon 1B 3 2 2 3 1 0 .357 1.087 0.238 0.76 0.268 -0.029 2.0 14 2 HR
Roy Sievers LF 4 2 2 2 0 0 .417 1.278 0.057 0.48 0.079 -0.022 1.9 1 0 HR
Eddie Yost 3B 3 1 1 1 1 1 .308 .962 0.114 0.57 0.137 -0.023 1.3 1 3 3B
Ed Fitz Gerald C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 -0.048 0.35 0.000 -0.048 -1.1 2 1
Pete Runnels 2B 2 0 0 1 1 0 .067 .233 0.012 0.37 0.023 -0.011 0.3 0 1 SF
Bobby Kline SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .083 -0.034 0.33 0.000 -0.034 -1.2 2 2 GDP
Johnny Schmitz P 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 -0.025 0.35 0.001 -0.026 -0.3 2 5
   Spec Shea P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 31 7 9 7 3 2 .290 .891 0.356 0.52 0.610 -0.254 3.2 27 16
3B: E Yost (1, off E Lopat).
HR: M Vernon (1, off E Lopat; 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs); R Sievers (1, off E Lopat; 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
SF: P Runnels (1, off E Lopat).
TB: R Sievers 5; M Vernon 5; E Yost 3; T Umphlett 2; J Busby; J Schmitz.
GIDP: B Kline (1).
RBI: M Vernon 3 (6); R Sievers 2 (4); E Yost (2); P Runnels (2).
2-out RBI: R Sievers 2; M Vernon.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Schmitz-M Vernon 2; T Umphlett-E Fitz Gerald-E Yost.
E: P Runnels (2); E Yost (1).
Outfield Assists: T Umphlett (E Lopat at 3rd base).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: M Vernon (1st base by D Larsen).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Eddie Lopat, L (0-1) 5 7 7 4 1 1 2 7.20 24 31 -0.362 0.74 -4.6
Don Larsen 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 0.00 8 0 0 0.004 0.05 1.0
Johnny Kucks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 7 4 3 2 2 4.50 35 31 0 0 -0.357 0.52 -3.2

Washington Senators

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Schmitz, W (1-0) 8.2 8 3 2 5 2 0 2.08 37 55 0.132 0.79 0.9
Spec Shea, S (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 0 0.011 0.41 0.4
Team Totals 9 8 3 2 5 2 0 2.00 38 55 2 0 0.143 0.78 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Schmitz (1; E Robinson).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: D Larsen (1; M Vernon, 1st base); J Schmitz (1; J Coleman, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Napp, 1B - John Rice, 2B - Bill Grieve, 3B - Johnny Stevens.
Time of Game: 2:11.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Washington Senators
1 Hank Bauer RF 1 Tom Umphlett RF
2 Andy Carey 3B 2 Jim Busby CF
3 Mickey Mantle CF 3 Mickey Vernon 1B
4 Yogi Berra C 4 Roy Sievers LF
5 Bill Skowron 1B 5 Eddie Yost 3B
6 Bob Cerv LF 6 Ed Fitz Gerald C
7 Jerry Coleman 2B 7 Pete Runnels 2B
8 Phil Rizzuto SS 8 Bobby Kline SS
9 Eddie Lopat P 9 Johnny Schmitz P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-1 0 1-- RR WSH M. Vernon E. Lopat 22% 69% Home Run; Busby Scores
t3 0-0 1 123 OO NYY Y. Berra J. Schmitz 17% 55% Double Play: Flyball: RF-C-3B
b4 2-1 0 1-- R WSH E. Yost E. Lopat 14% 86% Triple to CF; Sievers Scores
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO NYY J. Coleman J. Schmitz 8% 54% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B
t5 1-4 0 1-- OO NYY A. Carey J. Schmitz 8% 88% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Johnny Schmitz facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY H. Bauer J. Schmitz 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- NYY A. Carey J. Schmitz -2% 50% Single to 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- NYY M. Mantle J. Schmitz -4% 46% Walk; Carey to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O NYY Y. Berra J. Schmitz 4% 50% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Carey to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O NYY B. Skowron J. Schmitz 5% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Eddie Lopat facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- WSH T. Umphlett E. Lopat 4% 58% Single to LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O WSH J. Busby E. Lopat -3% 55% Popfly: 1B
b1 0-0 1 1-- O WSH M. Vernon E. Lopat -3% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O WSH R. Sievers E. Lopat -2% 50% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Senators 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Johnny Schmitz facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- NYY B. Cerv J. Schmitz -4% 46% Single to LF
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO NYY J. Coleman J. Schmitz 8% 54% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O NYY P. Rizzuto J. Schmitz 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Eddie Lopat facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O WSH E. Yost E. Lopat -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O WSH E. Fitz Gerald E. Lopat -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O WSH P. Runnels E. Lopat -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Senators 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Johnny Schmitz facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- NYY E. Lopat J. Schmitz -4% 46% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- O NYY H. Bauer J. Schmitz 4% 50% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 1-- NYY A. Carey J. Schmitz -4% 46% Single to RF; Lopat to 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- NYY M. Mantle J. Schmitz -7% 39% Walk; Lopat to 3B; Carey to 2B
t3 0-0 1 123 OO NYY Y. Berra J. Schmitz 17% 55% Double Play: Flyball: RF-C-3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Eddie Lopat facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- WSH B. Kline E. Lopat 0% 55% E2 on Foul Ball
b3 0-0 0 --- O WSH B. Kline E. Lopat -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O WSH J. Schmitz E. Lopat -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O WSH T. Umphlett E. Lopat -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Senators 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Johnny Schmitz facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- NYY B. Skowron J. Schmitz -8% 42% Single to 3B; Skowron to 2B/Adv on E5 (throw)
t4 0-0 0 -2- O NYY B. Cerv J. Schmitz 1% 44% Flyball: RF; Skowron to 3B
t4 0-0 1 --3 R NYY J. Coleman J. Schmitz -7% 37% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Skowron Scores/unER
t4 1-0 1 1-- O NYY P. Rizzuto J. Schmitz 4% 41% Coleman Picked off 1B (P-1B-SS)
t4 1-0 2 --- NYY P. Rizzuto J. Schmitz -1% 40% Walk
t4 1-0 2 1-- O NYY E. Lopat J. Schmitz 2% 42% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Eddie Lopat facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- WSH J. Busby E. Lopat 5% 47% Single to LF
b4 0-1 0 1-- RR WSH M. Vernon E. Lopat 22% 69% Home Run; Busby Scores
b4 2-1 0 --- WSH R. Sievers E. Lopat 3% 72% Single to LF
b4 2-1 0 1-- R WSH E. Yost E. Lopat 14% 86% Triple to CF; Sievers Scores
b4 3-1 0 --3 O WSH E. Fitz Gerald E. Lopat -3% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 3-1 1 --3 RO WSH P. Runnels E. Lopat 2% 85% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Yost Scores
b4 4-1 2 --- O WSH B. Kline E. Lopat -0% 85% Groundout: P-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Senators 4.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-4, Senators' Johnny Schmitz facing 1-2-3
t5 1-4 0 --- NYY H. Bauer J. Schmitz -4% 81% Single to SS
t5 1-4 0 1-- OO NYY A. Carey J. Schmitz 8% 88% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B
t5 1-4 2 --- O NYY M. Mantle J. Schmitz 1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Senators 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Senators Batting, Ahead 4-1, Yankees' Eddie Lopat facing 9-1-2
b5 4-1 0 --- O WSH J. Schmitz E. Lopat -1% 88% Flyball: RF
b5 4-1 1 --- WSH T. Umphlett E. Lopat 2% 90% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Umphlett to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw)
b5 4-1 1 -2- O WSH J. Busby E. Lopat -1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 4-1 2 -2- R WSH M. Vernon E. Lopat 4% 93% Single to CF; Umphlett Scores/unER
b5 5-1 2 1-- RR WSH R. Sievers E. Lopat 5% 98% Home Run; Vernon Scores/unER; Sievers Scores/unER
b5 7-1 2 --- WSH E. Yost E. Lopat 0% 98% Walk
b5 7-1 2 1-- O WSH E. Fitz Gerald E. Lopat -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Senators 7.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-7, Senators' Johnny Schmitz facing 4-5-6
t6 1-7 0 --- O NYY Y. Berra J. Schmitz 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 1-7 1 --- O NYY B. Skowron J. Schmitz 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-7 2 --- O NYY B. Cerv J. Schmitz 0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Senators 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Senators Batting, Ahead 7-1, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 7-8-9
Don Larsen replaces Eddie Lopat pitching and batting 9th
b6 7-1 0 --- WSH P. Runnels D. Larsen 0% 99% Walk
b6 7-1 0 1-- OO WSH B. Kline D. Larsen -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b6 7-1 2 --- WSH J. Schmitz D. Larsen 0% 99% Single to CF
b6 7-1 2 1-- WSH T. Umphlett D. Larsen 0% 99% Single to RF; Schmitz to 2B
b6 7-1 2 12- O WSH J. Busby D. Larsen -0% 99% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Senators 7.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-7, Senators' Johnny Schmitz facing 7-8-9
t7 1-7 0 --- O NYY J. Coleman J. Schmitz 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
Elston Howard pinch hits for Phil Rizzuto (SS) batting 8th
t7 1-7 1 --- O NYY E. Howard J. Schmitz 0% 99% Flyball: CF
t7 1-7 2 --- O NYY D. Larsen J. Schmitz 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Senators 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Senators Batting, Ahead 7-1, Yankees' Don Larsen facing 3-4-5
Billy Hunter replaces Elston Howard (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b7 7-1 0 --- WSH M. Vernon D. Larsen 0% 100% Walk
b7 7-1 0 1-- O WSH R. Sievers D. Larsen -0% 99% Vernon Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b7 7-1 1 --- O WSH R. Sievers D. Larsen -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b7 7-1 2 --- O WSH E. Yost D. Larsen -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Senators 7.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-7, Senators' Johnny Schmitz facing 1-2-3
t8 1-7 0 --- NYY H. Bauer J. Schmitz -1% 99% Single to RF
t8 1-7 0 1-- O NYY A. Carey J. Schmitz 1% 99% Flyball: 1B
t8 1-7 1 1-- O NYY M. Mantle J. Schmitz 0% 100% Flyball: 1B
t8 1-7 2 1-- R NYY Y. Berra J. Schmitz -1% 99% Double to LF; Bauer Scores
t8 2-7 2 -2- O NYY B. Skowron J. Schmitz 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Senators 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Senators Batting, Ahead 7-2, Yankees' Johnny Kucks facing 6-7-8
Johnny Kucks replaces Don Larsen pitching and batting 9th
b8 7-2 0 --- O WSH E. Fitz Gerald J. Kucks -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 7-2 1 --- O WSH P. Runnels J. Kucks -0% 99% Flyball: LF
b8 7-2 2 --- O WSH B. Kline J. Kucks -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Senators 7.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-7, Senators' Johnny Schmitz facing 6-7-8
t9 2-7 0 --- O NYY B. Cerv J. Schmitz 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t9 2-7 1 --- O NYY J. Coleman J. Schmitz 0% 100% Flyball: RF
Enos Slaughter pinch hits for Billy Hunter (SS) batting 8th
t9 2-7 2 --- NYY E. Slaughter J. Schmitz -0% 100% Walk
Eddie Robinson pinch hits for Johnny Kucks (P) batting 9th
t9 2-7 2 1-- NYY E. Robinson J. Schmitz -0% 100% Hit By Pitch; Slaughter to 2B
t9 2-7 2 12- R NYY H. Bauer J. Schmitz -1% 99% Single to LF; Robinson to 2B; Slaughter Scores
Spec Shea replaces Johnny Schmitz pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-7 2 12- O NYY A. Carey S. Shea 1% 100% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 3, Senators 7.

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