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Standings
DET
@BAL
2
7
DET
@BAL
3
6
CLE
@BOS
10
7
CLE
@BOS
1
3
CHW
@NYY
1
2
CHW
@NYY
5
6
 
(10)
KCA
@WSH
8
0
KCA
@WSH
3
7
BRO
@CHC
10
8
NYG
@CIN
3
4
 
(10)
NYG
@CIN
3
4
 
(11)
PIT
@MLN
2
3
PIT
@MLN
1
4
PHI
@STL
1
9
PHI
@STL
7
5
Sunday, July 15, 1956,
, Griffith Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:10
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Athletics
8
30-50
 Won 1 
8th, 26 GB
at Senators
0
32-53
 Lost 2 
7th, 25½ GB
L: Chuck Stobbs (7-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  2  0   0  0  0   4  1  1    8 13  1
Senators        0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  1

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Hector Lopez 3B 4 2 1 0 1 0 5 .277 .360 .464 .823 -0.052 0.62 0.005 -0.057 -0.2 1 0 IW
Al Pilarcik CF 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .231 .231 .231 .462 0.042 0.56 0.083 -0.041 0.4 6 0
Gus Zernial LF 5 1 3 3 0 1 5 .250 .338 .495 .833 0.070 0.37 0.090 -0.019 2.7 3 0 2·2B
Eddie Robinson 1B 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .223 .298 .398 .696 0.009 0.55 0.053 -0.044 0.3 6 0 2B,GDP
Johnny Groth RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .228 .314 .401 .715 -0.068 0.78 0.027 -0.095 -1.1 1 1
Tim Thompson C 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .287 .328 .368 .696 -0.052 0.53 0.000 -0.052 -0.8 6 0
Joe DeMaestri SS 4 3 4 2 0 0 4 .251 .302 .340 .641 0.164 0.49 0.164 0.000 2.7 1 2 HR,2B
Clete Boyer 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .204 .259 .259 .518 0.081 0.74 0.103 -0.022 0.6 3 4
Wally Burnette P 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.069 0.71 0.000 -0.069 -1.0 0 2 SH
Team Totals 38 8 13 8 1 3 40 .342 .359 .526 .885 0.125 0.59 0.525 -0.399 3.5 27 9
2B: J DeMaestri (10, off C Stobbs); G Zernial 2 (10, 2 off C Stobbs); E Robinson (3, off C Stobbs).
HR: J DeMaestri (3, off C Stobbs, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: W Burnette (1, off C Stobbs).
IBB: H Lopez (1, by C Stobbs).
TB: J DeMaestri 8; G Zernial 5; E Robinson 3; C Boyer; A Pilarcik; J Groth; H Lopez.
GIDP: E Robinson (3).
RBI: G Zernial 3 (33); J DeMaestri 2 (18); C Boyer (1); E Robinson (13); A Pilarcik (1).
2-out RBI: G Zernial 2; C Boyer; A Pilarcik; E Robinson; J DeMaestri.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 5 for 9.
Fielding
PB: T Thompson (2).
E: H Lopez (13).
Outfield Assists: J Groth (P Runnels at home plate).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J Groth (1st base by C Stobbs).

Washington Senators

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Yost 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .442 .353 .794 -0.068 0.68 0.001 -0.069 -0.5 1 1
Whitey Herzog CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .261 .317 .379 .697 0.007 0.69 0.048 -0.041 -0.2 3 0
Jim Lemon RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .297 .374 .511 .885 -0.065 0.86 0.005 -0.069 0.1 1 0
Pete Runnels 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .301 .362 .427 .789 -0.040 0.69 0.011 -0.051 -0.5 12 3
Roy Sievers LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .258 .383 .500 .883 -0.070 0.69 0.001 -0.071 -0.7 1 0
Clint Courtney C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .327 .404 .480 .884 -0.016 0.50 0.023 -0.039 -0.7 3 0 2·2B
Tony Roig 2B-SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .244 .352 .267 .619 -0.003 0.57 0.036 -0.039 -0.8 4 3
Jose Valdivielso SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .256 .273 .529 -0.067 1.35 0.000 -0.067 -0.5 2 6
   Herb Plews PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .176 .310 .176 .486 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 2
Chuck Stobbs P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .150 .146 .175 .321 -0.049 0.92 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 0 2
   Lou Berberet PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .289 .400 .412 .812 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
   Bud Byerly P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 0 6 0 1 4 34 .182 .206 .242 .448 -0.374 0.69 0.125 -0.498 -4.5 27 17
2B: C Courtney 2 (14, 2 off W Burnette).
TB: C Courtney 4; E Yost; W Herzog; P Runnels; T Roig.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. H Plews-T Roig-P Runnels.
PB: C Courtney (2).
E: J Valdivielso (11).

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Wally Burnette, W (1-0) 9 6 0 0 1 4 0 0.00 34 78 0.374 0.69 4.5
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 1 4 0 0.00 34 78 0.374 0.69 4.5

Washington Senators

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Chuck Stobbs, L (7-7) 8 11 7 7 1 3 1 4.30 36 34 -0.126 0.65 -3.0
Bud Byerly 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.28 4 0 0 0.000 0.01 -0.5
Team Totals 9 13 8 8 1 3 1 8.00 40 34 0 0 -0.126 0.59 -3.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: C Stobbs (1; H Lopez).
Pickoffs: C Stobbs (1; J Groth, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Honochick, 1B - Larry Napp, 2B - Frank Umont, 3B - Charlie Berry.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Athletics         Washington Senators
1 Hector Lopez 3B 1 Eddie Yost 3B
2 Al Pilarcik CF 2 Whitey Herzog CF
3 Gus Zernial LF 3 Jim Lemon RF
4 Eddie Robinson 1B 4 Pete Runnels 1B
5 Johnny Groth RF 5 Roy Sievers LF
6 Tim Thompson C 6 Clint Courtney C
7 Joe DeMaestri SS 7 Tony Roig 2B
8 Clete Boyer 2B 8 Jose Valdivielso SS
9 Wally Burnette P 9 Chuck Stobbs P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 2 1-- R KCA J. DeMaestri C. Stobbs 12% 59% Double to LF; Thompson Scores
t2 1-0 2 -2- R KCA C. Boyer C. Stobbs 9% 68% Single to CF; DeMaestri Scores
t7 2-0 2 12- R KCA A. Pilarcik C. Stobbs 8% 90% Single to RF; DeMaestri Scores; Lopez to 3B
t7 3-0 2 1-3 RR KCA G. Zernial C. Stobbs 7% 97% Double to LF; Lopez Scores; Pilarcik Scores
b4 0-2 0 --- WSH W. Herzog W. Burnette -5% 65% Single to RF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Chuck Stobbs facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCA H. Lopez C. Stobbs -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCA A. Pilarcik C. Stobbs -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCA G. Zernial C. Stobbs -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O WSH E. Yost W. Burnette 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O WSH W. Herzog W. Burnette 2% 49% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O WSH J. Lemon W. Burnette 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Senators 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Chuck Stobbs facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- KCA E. Robinson C. Stobbs 4% 54% Single to RF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O KCA J. Groth C. Stobbs -4% 50% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 1-- O KCA T. Thompson C. Stobbs -3% 47% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 2 1-- R KCA J. DeMaestri C. Stobbs 12% 59% Double to LF; Thompson Scores
t2 1-0 2 -2- R KCA C. Boyer C. Stobbs 9% 68% Single to CF; DeMaestri Scores
t2 2-0 2 1-- O KCA W. Burnette C. Stobbs -2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Senators Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O WSH P. Runnels W. Burnette 2% 69% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-2 1 --- O WSH R. Sievers W. Burnette 2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- WSH C. Courtney W. Burnette -2% 68% Double to CF
b2 0-2 2 -2- O WSH T. Roig W. Burnette 3% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Senators 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Senators' Chuck Stobbs facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- O KCA H. Lopez C. Stobbs -2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- O KCA A. Pilarcik C. Stobbs -1% 69% Popfly: 1B
t3 2-0 2 --- KCA G. Zernial C. Stobbs 2% 70% Double to RF
t3 2-0 2 -2- O KCA E. Robinson C. Stobbs -3% 68% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Senators Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O WSH J. Valdivielso W. Burnette 3% 70% Popfly: 2B
b3 0-2 1 --- O WSH C. Stobbs W. Burnette 2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O WSH E. Yost W. Burnette 1% 73% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Senators 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Senators' Chuck Stobbs facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- KCA J. Groth C. Stobbs 3% 76% Single to LF
t4 2-0 0 1-- O KCA T. Thompson C. Stobbs -5% 72% Groth Picked off 1B (P-1B-SS-1B)
t4 2-0 1 --- O KCA T. Thompson C. Stobbs -1% 70% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 2 --- KCA J. DeMaestri C. Stobbs 1% 71% Single to CF
t4 2-0 2 1-- KCA C. Boyer C. Stobbs 1% 72% Passed Ball; DeMaestri to 2B
t4 2-0 2 -2- KCA C. Boyer C. Stobbs 1% 73% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); DeMaestri to 3B
t4 2-0 2 1-3 O KCA W. Burnette C. Stobbs -4% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- WSH W. Herzog W. Burnette -5% 65% Single to RF
b4 0-2 0 1-- O WSH J. Lemon W. Burnette 4% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 0-2 1 1-- O WSH P. Runnels W. Burnette 3% 72% Groundout: P-1B; Lemon to 2B
b4 0-2 2 -2- WSH R. Sievers W. Burnette -0% 71% Passed Ball; Lemon to 3B
b4 0-2 2 --3 O WSH R. Sievers W. Burnette 4% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Senators 0.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Senators' Chuck Stobbs facing 1-2-3
t5 2-0 0 --- O KCA H. Lopez C. Stobbs -2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-0 1 --- O KCA A. Pilarcik C. Stobbs -1% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- O KCA G. Zernial C. Stobbs -1% 72% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- O WSH C. Courtney W. Burnette 3% 75% Flyball: CF
b5 0-2 1 --- WSH T. Roig W. Burnette -4% 71% Single to CF
b5 0-2 1 1-- O WSH J. Valdivielso W. Burnette 4% 75% Flyball: CF
b5 0-2 2 1-- O WSH C. Stobbs W. Burnette 3% 78% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Senators 0.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Senators' Chuck Stobbs facing 4-5-6
t6 2-0 0 --- O KCA E. Robinson C. Stobbs -2% 77% Popfly: SS
t6 2-0 1 --- O KCA J. Groth C. Stobbs -1% 75% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 2-0 2 --- O KCA T. Thompson C. Stobbs -1% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 1-2-3
b6 0-2 0 --- O WSH E. Yost W. Burnette 3% 78% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-2 1 --- O WSH W. Herzog W. Burnette 2% 80% Flyball: RF
b6 0-2 2 --- O WSH J. Lemon W. Burnette 1% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Senators 0.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Senators' Chuck Stobbs facing 7-8-9
t7 2-0 0 --- KCA J. DeMaestri C. Stobbs 2% 84% Single to LF
t7 2-0 0 1-- O KCA C. Boyer C. Stobbs -2% 82% Strikeout
t7 2-0 1 1-- O KCA W. Burnette C. Stobbs -1% 81% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; DeMaestri to 2B
t7 2-0 2 -2- KCA H. Lopez C. Stobbs 0% 81% Intentional Walk
t7 2-0 2 12- R KCA A. Pilarcik C. Stobbs 8% 90% Single to RF; DeMaestri Scores; Lopez to 3B
t7 3-0 2 1-3 RR KCA G. Zernial C. Stobbs 7% 97% Double to LF; Lopez Scores; Pilarcik Scores
t7 5-0 2 -2- R KCA E. Robinson C. Stobbs 2% 98% Double to CF; Zernial Scores
t7 6-0 2 -2- O KCA J. Groth C. Stobbs -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-6, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 4-5-6
b7 0-6 0 --- WSH P. Runnels W. Burnette -1% 97% Single to RF
b7 0-6 0 1-- O WSH R. Sievers W. Burnette 1% 98% Flyball: CF
b7 0-6 1 1-- O WSH C. Courtney W. Burnette 1% 99% Double to RF; Runnels out at Hm/RF-2B-C
b7 0-6 2 -2- O WSH T. Roig W. Burnette 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Senators 0.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-0, Senators' Chuck Stobbs facing 6-7-8
t8 6-0 0 --- O KCA T. Thompson C. Stobbs -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 6-0 1 --- R KCA J. DeMaestri C. Stobbs 0% 100% Home Run
t8 7-0 1 --- O KCA C. Boyer C. Stobbs -0% 100% Popfly: 2B
t8 7-0 2 --- O KCA W. Burnette C. Stobbs -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 7, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-7, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 8-9-1
Herb Plews pinch hits for Jose Valdivielso (SS) batting 8th
b8 0-7 0 --- O WSH H. Plews W. Burnette 0% 100% Flyball: LF
Lou Berberet pinch hits for Chuck Stobbs (P) batting 9th
b8 0-7 1 --- O WSH L. Berberet W. Burnette 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 0-7 2 --- WSH E. Yost W. Burnette -0% 100% Single to LF
b8 0-7 2 1-- O WSH W. Herzog W. Burnette 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 7, Senators 0.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 7-0, Senators' Bud Byerly facing 1-2-3
Bud Byerly replaces Lou Berberet (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Herb Plews moves from PH to 2B
Tony Roig moves from 2B to SS
t9 7-0 0 --- KCA H. Lopez B. Byerly 0% 100% Single to LF
t9 7-0 0 1-- O KCA A. Pilarcik B. Byerly 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Lopez to 2B
t9 7-0 1 -2- R KCA G. Zernial B. Byerly 0% 100% Single to CF; Lopez Scores
t9 8-0 1 1-- OO KCA E. Robinson B. Byerly -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 8, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-8, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 3-4-5
b9 0-8 0 --- WSH J. Lemon W. Burnette -0% 100% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball); Lemon to 2B
b9 0-8 0 -2- O WSH P. Runnels W. Burnette 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b9 0-8 1 -2- WSH R. Sievers W. Burnette -0% 100% Walk
b9 0-8 1 12- O WSH C. Courtney W. Burnette 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 0-8 2 12- O WSH T. Roig W. Burnette 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 8, Senators 0.

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