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Standings
KCA
@BAL
6
2
CHW
@BOS
2
8
CHW
@BOS
0
9
CLE
@NYY
2
10
DET
@WSH
7
4
PHI
@CHC
6
3
CIN
@LAD
2
9
MLN
@SFG
4
1
PIT
@STL
2
5
Saturday, June 20, 1959,
, Griffith Stadium
Attendance: 8,687, Time of Game: 3:32
Tigers
7
34-29
 Won 2 
2nd, ½ GB
at Senators
4
27-36
 Lost 2 
8th, 7½ GB
W: Frank Lary (8-3)
L: Hal Griggs (2-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  2   5  0  0    7 11  0
Senators        0  1  1   0  0  0   2  0  0    4  6  1

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Yost 3B 5 2 3 2 0 0 5 .282 .413 .491 .904 0.268 1.45 0.316 -0.048 1.9 1 2
Bobo Osborne 1B 5 2 2 3 0 2 5 .233 .296 .341 .637 0.197 0.84 0.244 -0.046 2.1 8 0 2·2B
Harvey Kuenn RF 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .359 .418 .480 .897 0.148 0.69 0.180 -0.032 1.4 2 0
Charlie Maxwell LF 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .241 .329 .497 .826 -0.066 0.55 0.004 -0.070 -0.2 2 0
Lou Berberet C 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .253 .324 .416 .740 0.003 0.75 0.059 -0.056 -0.9 5 1
Johnny Groth CF 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 .306 .342 .472 .814 0.051 0.97 0.087 -0.036 0.1 4 0 SH
Rocky Bridges SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .304 .358 .402 .760 0.084 1.14 0.122 -0.038 0.9 2 4 2B
Frank Bolling 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .247 .315 .352 .667 -0.109 1.29 0.030 -0.139 -1.1 3 2
Frank Lary P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .139 .162 .194 .357 -0.054 1.11 0.000 -0.054 -0.4 0 2
   Neil Chrisley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .053 .136 .105 .242 -0.124 4.17 0.000 -0.124 -0.8
   Dave Sisler P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.010 0.37 0.000 -0.010 -0.3 0 1
Team Totals 38 7 11 6 2 6 41 .289 .325 .368 .693 0.388 1.02 1.042 -0.653 2.6 27 12
2B: B Osborne 2 (5, 2 off H Griggs); R Bridges (10, off H Woodeshick).
SH: J Groth (2, off H Griggs).
TB: B Osborne 4; R Bridges 3; E Yost 3; H Kuenn 2; F Bolling; C Maxwell.
RBI: B Osborne 3 (16); E Yost 2 (26); H Kuenn (25).
2-out RBI: B Osborne 3; E Yost 2; H Kuenn.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 5 for 11.

Washington Senators

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Faye Throneberry RF 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .286 .383 .429 .811 0.005 0.62 0.041 -0.036 0.1 3 0
Bob Allison CF 4 0 3 2 0 0 4 .287 .341 .554 .894 0.131 0.70 0.161 -0.030 2.7 4 0 2B,CS
Harmon Killebrew 3B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .260 .381 .623 1.004 -0.008 0.88 0.040 -0.048 0.0 2 1
Roy Sievers 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .232 .302 .424 .726 -0.137 1.21 0.000 -0.137 -1.4 10 0
Jim Lemon LF 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 .276 .349 .565 .914 -0.050 1.19 0.013 -0.063 -0.6 1 0 SF
Clint Courtney C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .324 .405 .378 .783 -0.076 0.72 0.000 -0.076 -0.8 6 0
Reno Bertoia 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .254 .313 .392 .705 -0.006 0.58 0.032 -0.038 0.0 1 3
Ron Samford SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .251 .291 .395 .686 0.081 0.64 0.122 -0.041 0.4 0 4 2B
Hal Griggs P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.037 0.67 0.000 -0.037 -0.4 0 1
   Chuck Stobbs P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .200 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Lenny Green PH 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .195 .233 .268 .501 -0.013 0.51 0.000 -0.013 -0.3
   Hal Woodeshick P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Julio Becquer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .248 .308 .556 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
Team Totals 31 4 6 4 4 5 36 .194 .278 .258 .536 -0.114 0.78 0.409 -0.523 -0.4 27 9
2B: R Samford (12, off F Lary); B Allison (10, off D Sisler).
SF: J Lemon (2, off F Lary).
TB: B Allison 4; R Samford 2; R Bertoia; F Throneberry.
RBI: B Allison 2 (45); J Lemon (42); R Samford (19).
2-out RBI: B Allison 2; R Samford.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
E: R Bertoia (7).
Baserunning
CS: B Allison (5, 2nd base by F Lary/L Berberet).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Lary, W (8-3) 6 4 2 2 3 4 0 3.68 24 57 0.056 0.87 0.9
Dave Sisler, S (6) 3 2 2 2 1 1 0 3.86 12 0 0 0.057 0.59 -0.5
Team Totals 9 6 4 4 4 5 0 4.00 36 57 0 0 0.113 0.78 0.4

Washington Senators

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Hal Griggs, L (2-5) 6.2 8 7 6 2 4 0 4.53 31 34 -0.414 1.28 -4.0
Chuck Stobbs 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.61 1 2 0 0.005 0.20 0.4
Hal Woodeshick 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 7.56 9 0 0 0.022 0.21 1.0
Team Totals 9 11 7 6 2 6 0 6.00 41 34 2 0 -0.387 1.02 -2.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill McKinley, 1B - Hank Soar, 2B - Nestor Chylak, 3B - Bill Summers.
Time of Game: 3:32.
Attendance: 8,687.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Washington Senators
1 Eddie Yost 3B 1 Faye Throneberry RF
2 Bobo Osborne 1B 2 Bob Allison CF
3 Harvey Kuenn RF 3 Harmon Killebrew 3B
4 Charlie Maxwell LF 4 Roy Sievers 1B
5 Lou Berberet C 5 Jim Lemon LF
6 Johnny Groth CF 6 Clint Courtney C
7 Rocky Bridges SS 7 Reno Bertoia 2B
8 Frank Bolling 2B 8 Ron Samford SS
9 Frank Lary P 9 Hal Griggs P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 2-2 2 123 RR DET E. Yost H. Griggs 29% 83% Single to CF; Berberet Scores; Groth Scores; Bridges to 3B; Yost to 2B/Adv on throw
t6 1-2 2 -2- R DET H. Kuenn H. Griggs 15% 46% Single to CF; Osborne Scores
t6 0-2 2 1-- R DET B. Osborne H. Griggs 13% 31% Double to LF; Yost Scores
t7 2-2 1 123 O DET N. Chrisley H. Griggs -12% 53% Foul Flyball: 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-- R WSH R. Samford F. Lary -12% 35% Double to RF; Bertoia Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Hal Griggs facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET E. Yost H. Griggs -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET B. Osborne H. Griggs -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O DET H. Kuenn H. Griggs -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O WSH F. Throneberry F. Lary 2% 47% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O WSH B. Allison F. Lary 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- WSH H. Killebrew F. Lary -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O WSH R. Sievers F. Lary 2% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Senators 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Hal Griggs facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET C. Maxwell H. Griggs -2% 48% Foul Flyball: 3B
t2 0-0 1 --- O DET L. Berberet H. Griggs -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O DET J. Groth H. Griggs -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O WSH J. Lemon F. Lary 2% 47% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O WSH C. Courtney F. Lary 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 --- WSH R. Bertoia F. Lary -1% 48% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- R WSH R. Samford F. Lary -12% 35% Double to RF; Bertoia Scores
b2 1-0 2 -2- O WSH H. Griggs F. Lary 3% 38% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Senators 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Senators' Hal Griggs facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O DET R. Bridges H. Griggs -3% 36% Flyball: RF
t3 0-1 1 --- DET F. Bolling H. Griggs 3% 39% Single to LF
t3 0-1 1 1-- O DET F. Lary H. Griggs -3% 35% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 2 1-- O DET E. Yost H. Griggs -3% 33% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Senators 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Senators Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- WSH F. Throneberry F. Lary -3% 30% Single to LF
b3 1-0 0 1-- WSH B. Allison F. Lary -8% 21% Single to CF; Throneberry to 3B
b3 1-0 0 1-3 WSH H. Killebrew F. Lary -3% 19% Walk; Allison to 2B
b3 1-0 0 123 O WSH R. Sievers F. Lary 6% 24% Strikeout
b3 1-0 1 123 RO WSH J. Lemon F. Lary -1% 23% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Throneberry Scores; Allison to 3B
b3 2-0 2 1-3 O WSH C. Courtney F. Lary 3% 26% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Senators 2.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Senators' Hal Griggs facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- O DET B. Osborne H. Griggs -3% 24% Strikeout
t4 0-2 1 --- O DET H. Kuenn H. Griggs -2% 22% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-2 2 --- O DET C. Maxwell H. Griggs -1% 21% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Senators 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Senators Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 7-8-9
b4 2-0 0 --- O WSH R. Bertoia F. Lary 1% 22% Groundout: P-1B
b4 2-0 1 --- O WSH R. Samford F. Lary 1% 23% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-0 2 --- O WSH H. Griggs F. Lary 1% 24% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Senators 2.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Senators' Hal Griggs facing 5-6-7
t5 0-2 0 --- O DET L. Berberet H. Griggs -3% 21% Flyball: LF
t5 0-2 1 --- O DET J. Groth H. Griggs -2% 19% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-2 2 --- O DET R. Bridges H. Griggs -1% 18% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Senators 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Senators Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 1-2-3
b5 2-0 0 --- O WSH F. Throneberry F. Lary 1% 20% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-0 1 --- WSH B. Allison F. Lary -2% 18% Single to LF
b5 2-0 1 1-- O WSH H. Killebrew F. Lary 2% 20% Popfly: SS
b5 2-0 2 1-- O WSH R. Sievers F. Lary 1% 21% Allison Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Senators 2.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Senators' Hal Griggs facing 8-9-1
t6 0-2 0 --- O DET F. Bolling H. Griggs -3% 18% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-2 1 --- O DET F. Lary H. Griggs -2% 16% Groundout: P-1B
t6 0-2 2 --- DET E. Yost H. Griggs 2% 18% Single to LF
t6 0-2 2 1-- R DET B. Osborne H. Griggs 13% 31% Double to LF; Yost Scores
t6 1-2 2 -2- R DET H. Kuenn H. Griggs 15% 46% Single to CF; Osborne Scores
t6 2-2 2 1-- O DET C. Maxwell H. Griggs -4% 43% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Senators 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Senators Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 4-5-6
b6 2-2 0 --- O WSH R. Sievers F. Lary 3% 46% Flyball: CF
b6 2-2 1 --- O WSH J. Lemon F. Lary 2% 48% Flyball: CF
b6 2-2 2 --- O WSH C. Courtney F. Lary 2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Senators 2.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Senators' Hal Griggs facing 5-6-7
t7 2-2 0 --- DET L. Berberet H. Griggs 6% 56% Walk
t7 2-2 0 1-- DET J. Groth H. Griggs 9% 65% Fielder's Choice P/Sacrifice Bunt; Berberet to 2B; Groth to 1B
t7 2-2 0 12- DET R. Bridges H. Griggs 11% 76% Single to 3B/Bunt; Berberet to 3B; Groth to 2B
t7 2-2 0 123 O DET F. Bolling H. Griggs -10% 66% Flyball: CF
Neil Chrisley pinch hits for Frank Lary (P) batting 9th
t7 2-2 1 123 O DET N. Chrisley H. Griggs -12% 53% Foul Flyball: 3B
t7 2-2 2 123 RR DET E. Yost H. Griggs 29% 83% Single to CF; Berberet Scores; Groth Scores; Bridges to 3B; Yost to 2B/Adv on throw
t7 4-2 2 -23 RR DET B. Osborne H. Griggs 11% 94% Double to CF; Bridges Scores; Yost Scores
t7 6-2 2 -2- R DET H. Kuenn H. Griggs 3% 97% Single to 2B; Osborne Scores/Adv on E4 (throw)/No RBI/unER; Kuenn to 2B
t7 7-2 2 -2- DET C. Maxwell H. Griggs 0% 97% Walk
Chuck Stobbs replaces Hal Griggs pitching and batting 9th
t7 7-2 2 12- O DET L. Berberet C. Stobbs -1% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
5 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Tigers 7, Senators 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Senators Batting, Behind 2-7, Tigers' Dave Sisler facing 7-8-9
Dave Sisler replaces Neil Chrisley (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-7 0 --- WSH R. Bertoia D. Sisler -2% 95% Single to CF
b7 2-7 0 1-- O WSH R. Samford D. Sisler 2% 96% Flyball: RF
Lenny Green pinch hits for Chuck Stobbs (P) batting 9th
b7 2-7 1 1-- O WSH L. Green D. Sisler 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 2-7 2 1-- WSH F. Throneberry D. Sisler -1% 97% Walk; Green to 2B
b7 2-7 2 12- RR WSH B. Allison D. Sisler -6% 90% Double to RF; Green Scores; Throneberry Scores
b7 4-7 2 -2- O WSH H. Killebrew D. Sisler 3% 93% Fielder's Choice SS; Allison out at 3B/SS-3B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 7, Senators 4.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 7-4, Senators' Hal Woodeshick facing 6-7-8
Hal Woodeshick replaces Lenny Green (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 7-4 0 --- O DET J. Groth H. Woodeshick -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 7-4 1 --- DET R. Bridges H. Woodeshick 1% 94% Double to LF
t8 7-4 1 -2- O DET F. Bolling H. Woodeshick -1% 93% Flyball: CF
t8 7-4 2 -2- O DET D. Sisler H. Woodeshick -1% 92% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 7, Senators 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Senators Batting, Behind 4-7, Tigers' Dave Sisler facing 4-5-6
b8 4-7 0 --- O WSH R. Sievers D. Sisler 3% 94% Popfly: 1B
b8 4-7 1 --- O WSH J. Lemon D. Sisler 2% 96% Strikeout
b8 4-7 2 --- O WSH C. Courtney D. Sisler 1% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 7, Senators 4.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 7-4, Senators' Hal Woodeshick facing 1-2-3
t9 7-4 0 --- DET E. Yost H. Woodeshick 0% 97% Single to LF
t9 7-4 0 1-- O DET B. Osborne H. Woodeshick -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
t9 7-4 1 1-- O DET H. Kuenn H. Woodeshick -0% 96% Flyball: RF
t9 7-4 2 1-- DET C. Maxwell H. Woodeshick 0% 97% Single to LF; Yost to 2B
t9 7-4 2 12- O DET L. Berberet H. Woodeshick -1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 7, Senators 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Senators Batting, Behind 4-7, Tigers' Dave Sisler facing 7-8-9
b9 4-7 0 --- O WSH R. Bertoia D. Sisler 2% 98% Flyball: CF
b9 4-7 1 --- O WSH R. Samford D. Sisler 1% 100% Popfly: 2B
Julio Becquer pinch hits for Hal Woodeshick (P) batting 9th
b9 4-7 2 --- O WSH J. Becquer D. Sisler 0% 100% Groundout: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 7, Senators 4.

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