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Standings
CAL
@BOS
3
4
DET
@CHW
2
4
BAL
@MIL
6
4
CLE
@MIN
2
4
KCR
@NYY
1
3
OAK
@WSA
3
10
CHC
@ATL
7
2
STL
@CIN
0
5
NYM
@LAD
3
2
 
(10)
HOU
@PIT
2
3
MON
@SDP
4
3
PHI
@SFG
0
7
Wednesday, August 18, 1971, 8:05PM
, Atlanta Stadium
Attendance: 13,432, Time of Game: 2:24
Cubs
7
66-55
 Won 1 
2nd, 5½ GB
at Braves
2
65-62
 Lost 1 
3rd, 10 GB
W: Milt Pappas (15-10)
L: Phil Niekro (12-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  2   0  5  0    7 12  0
Braves          1  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    2 12  2

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Kessinger SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .262 .330 .333 .663 -0.178 1.26 0.000 -0.178 -1.8 3 5 GDP
Glenn Beckert 2B 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .352 .381 .410 .791 0.025 0.87 0.085 -0.060 0.7 2 3
Billy Williams LF 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .306 .385 .516 .901 0.099 1.18 0.221 -0.122 -0.1 1 0 HR,GDP
Joe Pepitone 1B 5 1 3 0 0 2 5 .312 .355 .501 .856 0.224 1.08 0.256 -0.032 0.9 13 2 2B
Ron Santo 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .264 .359 .436 .796 -0.166 1.95 0.004 -0.170 -1.1 0 4 GDP,IW
Cleo James CF 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .229 .288 .250 .538 0.305 1.83 0.350 -0.045 1.6 2 1 SB
Johnny Callison RF 4 1 1 4 0 1 4 .198 .285 .304 .589 0.121 1.00 0.152 -0.031 2.6 2 1 HR
Chris Cannizzaro C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .210 .320 .320 .640 -0.015 0.58 0.022 -0.037 -0.3 4 0
Milt Pappas P 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .147 .205 .162 .367 0.028 0.95 0.060 -0.032 0.3 0 1
Team Totals 38 7 12 6 2 6 40 .316 .350 .500 .850 0.443 1.22 1.150 -0.707 2.9 27 17
2B: J Pepitone (18, off P Niekro).
HR: B Williams (23, off P Niekro, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF); J Callison (4, off P Niekro, 8th inn, 3 on, 1 out to CF).
IBB: R Santo (8, by P Niekro).
TB: B Williams 5; J Callison 4; J Pepitone 4; C James 2; G Beckert 2; C Cannizzaro; M Pappas.
GIDP: D Kessinger (8); R Santo (17); B Williams (15).
RBI: J Callison 4 (27); B Williams (78); C James (4).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 4. R Santo-G Beckert-J Pepitone; J Pepitone-D Kessinger-J Pepitone; C James-C Cannizzaro; J Pepitone-D Kessinger.
Outfield Assists: C James (R Garr at 3rd base); J Callison (R Garr at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: C James (1, 2nd base off P Niekro/E Williams).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Sonny Jackson CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .267 .312 .343 .655 -0.055 0.95 0.036 -0.091 -0.6 1 0 GDP
Ralph Garr LF 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .331 .368 .434 .802 0.126 0.89 0.149 -0.024 1.0 2 0 2B
Mike Lum RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .271 .350 .383 .733 -0.094 1.06 0.011 -0.105 -0.5 2 0 SF,GDP
Earl Williams C 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .266 .328 .495 .823 0.174 0.90 0.262 -0.088 0.1 7 0 HR
Tommie Aaron 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .278 .528 -0.034 0.90 0.022 -0.056 0.1 9 1
Zoilo Versalles 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .217 .253 .376 .629 -0.100 0.94 0.000 -0.100 -1.5 1 1 GDP
Marty Perez SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .226 .278 .306 .584 -0.009 0.49 0.020 -0.030 -0.3 2 5
Gil Garrido 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .189 .283 .217 .500 -0.001 0.95 0.033 -0.034 -0.2 2 3
Phil Niekro P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .159 .169 .174 .343 -0.061 1.30 0.022 -0.083 -0.3 1 0
   Mike McQueen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .188 .250 .438 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 12 2 0 1 34 .364 .353 .485 .838 -0.054 0.92 0.555 -0.611 -2.1 27 10
2B: R Garr (19, off M Pappas).
HR: E Williams (25, off M Pappas, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
SF: M Lum (5, off M Pappas).
TB: E Williams 5; R Garr 4; T Aaron 2; G Garrido; M Perez; M Lum; S Jackson; P Niekro.
GIDP: Z Versalles (6); S Jackson (6); M Lum (6).
RBI: M Lum (40); E Williams (66).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 3. G Garrido-M Perez-T Aaron 2; M Perez-G Garrido-T Aaron.
PB: E Williams 2 (7).
E: Z Versalles (10); T Aaron (2).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Milt Pappas, W (15-10) 9 12 2 2 0 1 1 3.39 34 56 0.056 0.92 2.1
Team Totals 9 12 2 2 0 1 1 2.00 34 56 0.056 0.92 2.1

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, L (12-10) 7.1 12 7 6 1 5 2 3.17 34 32 -0.447 1.41 -3.6
Mike McQueen 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.26 6 0 0 0.003 0.03 0.7
Team Totals 9 12 7 6 2 6 2 6.00 40 32 0 0 -0.444 1.22 -2.9
Balks: P Niekro (1).
WP: M Pappas (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: P Niekro (5; R Santo).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Andy Olsen, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Chris Pelekoudas.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: 13,432.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Atlanta Braves
1 Don Kessinger SS 1 Sonny Jackson CF
2 Glenn Beckert 2B 2 Ralph Garr LF
3 Billy Williams LF 3 Mike Lum RF
4 Joe Pepitone 1B 4 Earl Williams C
5 Ron Santo 3B 5 Tommie Aaron 1B
6 Cleo James CF 6 Zoilo Versalles 3B
7 Johnny Callison RF 7 Marty Perez SS
8 Chris Cannizzaro C 8 Gil Garrido 2B
9 Milt Pappas P 9 Phil Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-2 0 --- R ATL E. Williams M. Pappas -24% 42% Home Run
t8 2-2 1 1-- CHC J. Pepitone P. Niekro 18% 68% Single to CF; Williams to 3B; Pepitone to 2B/Adv on throw
t6 0-1 0 --- R CHC B. Williams P. Niekro 17% 50% Home Run
t8 2-2 1 123 R CHC C. James P. Niekro 16% 85% Single to LF; Williams Scores; Pepitone to 3B; Santo to 2B
t6 1-1 2 --3 R CHC J. Callison P. Niekro 15% 63% Balk; James Scores/unER

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger P. Niekro -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- CHC G. Beckert P. Niekro 2% 50% Single to CF (Pop Fly)
t1 0-0 1 1-- CHC B. Williams P. Niekro 2% 52% Passed Ball; Beckert to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CHC B. Williams P. Niekro -3% 49% Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O CHC J. Pepitone P. Niekro -3% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Milt Pappas facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- ATL S. Jackson M. Pappas -4% 42% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 1-- ATL R. Garr M. Pappas -10% 31% Double to 2B; Jackson to 3B
b1 0-0 0 -23 RO ATL M. Lum M. Pappas -1% 31% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Jackson Scores; Garr to 3B
b1 1-0 1 --3 OO ATL E. Williams M. Pappas 8% 39% Double Play: Flyball: CF-C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O CHC R. Santo P. Niekro -2% 36% Popfly: C
t2 0-1 1 --- O CHC C. James P. Niekro -2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- CHC J. Callison P. Niekro 1% 36% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Callison to 1B
t2 0-1 2 1-- CHC C. Cannizzaro P. Niekro 2% 38% Single to LF (Line Drive); Callison to 2B
t2 0-1 2 12- CHC M. Pappas P. Niekro 3% 42% Single to P (Line Drive); Callison to 3B; Cannizzaro to 2B
t2 0-1 2 123 O CHC D. Kessinger P. Niekro -8% 34% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Milt Pappas facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- O ATL T. Aaron M. Pappas 2% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- O ATL Z. Versalles M. Pappas 1% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- O ATL M. Perez M. Pappas 1% 38% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
t3 0-1 0 --- CHC G. Beckert P. Niekro 4% 42% Single to LF
t3 0-1 0 1-- OO CHC B. Williams P. Niekro -9% 34% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- CHC J. Pepitone P. Niekro 3% 36% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t3 0-1 2 -2- O CHC R. Santo P. Niekro -4% 32% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Milt Pappas facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- O ATL G. Garrido M. Pappas 2% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- ATL P. Niekro M. Pappas -2% 32% Single to CF
b3 1-0 1 1-- OO ATL S. Jackson M. Pappas 5% 37% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 6-7-8
t4 0-1 0 --- O CHC C. James P. Niekro -3% 34% Flyball: LF
t4 0-1 1 --- O CHC J. Callison P. Niekro -2% 32% Strikeout
t4 0-1 2 --- O CHC C. Cannizzaro P. Niekro -1% 31% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Milt Pappas facing 2-3-4
b4 1-0 0 --- O ATL R. Garr M. Pappas 2% 33% Single to RF; Garr out at 2B/RF-SS
b4 1-0 1 --- O ATL M. Lum M. Pappas 1% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-0 2 --- ATL E. Williams M. Pappas -1% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b4 1-0 2 1-- ATL T. Aaron M. Pappas -1% 32% Wild Pitch; Williams to 2B
b4 1-0 2 -2- ATL T. Aaron M. Pappas -1% 31% Single to LF; Williams to 3B
b4 1-0 2 1-3 O ATL Z. Versalles M. Pappas 5% 35% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 9-1-2
t5 0-1 0 --- O CHC M. Pappas P. Niekro -3% 32% Strikeout
t5 0-1 1 --- O CHC D. Kessinger P. Niekro -2% 30% Popfly: 3B
t5 0-1 2 --- O CHC G. Beckert P. Niekro -1% 28% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Milt Pappas facing 7-8-9
b5 1-0 0 --- O ATL M. Perez M. Pappas 2% 30% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-0 1 --- O ATL G. Garrido M. Pappas 1% 32% Foul Flyball: C
b5 1-0 2 --- O ATL P. Niekro M. Pappas 1% 33% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 3-4-5
t6 0-1 0 --- R CHC B. Williams P. Niekro 17% 50% Home Run
t6 1-1 0 --- CHC J. Pepitone P. Niekro 5% 55% Single to RF
t6 1-1 0 1-- OO CHC R. Santo P. Niekro -11% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t6 1-1 2 --- CHC C. James P. Niekro 2% 46% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t6 1-1 2 1-- CHC J. Callison P. Niekro 2% 48% James Steals 2B
t6 1-1 2 -2- CHC J. Callison P. Niekro 1% 49% Passed Ball; James to 3B
t6 1-1 2 --3 R CHC J. Callison P. Niekro 15% 63% Balk; James Scores/unER
t6 2-1 2 --- O CHC J. Callison P. Niekro -1% 62% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Milt Pappas facing 1-2-3
b6 1-2 0 --- O ATL S. Jackson M. Pappas 4% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 1-2 1 --- ATL R. Garr M. Pappas -4% 62% Single to CF
b6 1-2 1 1-- OO ATL M. Lum M. Pappas 9% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
t7 2-1 0 --- O CHC C. Cannizzaro P. Niekro -2% 68% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 2-1 1 --- CHC M. Pappas P. Niekro 3% 71% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Pappas to 1B
t7 2-1 1 1-- OO CHC D. Kessinger P. Niekro -5% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Milt Pappas facing 4-5-6
b7 1-2 0 --- R ATL E. Williams M. Pappas -24% 42% Home Run
b7 2-2 0 --- O ATL T. Aaron M. Pappas 4% 45% Groundout: P-1B
b7 2-2 1 --- O ATL Z. Versalles M. Pappas 3% 48% Foul Flyball: C
b7 2-2 2 --- ATL M. Perez M. Pappas -2% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 2-2 2 1-- ATL G. Garrido M. Pappas -3% 43% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Perez to 2B
b7 2-2 2 12- O ATL P. Niekro M. Pappas 7% 50% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
t8 2-2 0 --- O CHC G. Beckert P. Niekro -5% 45% Flyball: RF
t8 2-2 1 --- CHC B. Williams P. Niekro 5% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t8 2-2 1 1-- CHC J. Pepitone P. Niekro 18% 68% Single to CF; Williams to 3B; Pepitone to 2B/Adv on throw
t8 2-2 1 -23 CHC R. Santo P. Niekro 0% 68% Intentional Walk
t8 2-2 1 123 R CHC C. James P. Niekro 16% 85% Single to LF; Williams Scores; Pepitone to 3B; Santo to 2B
t8 3-2 1 123 RRRR CHC J. Callison P. Niekro 14% 98% Home Run; Pepitone Scores; Santo Scores; James Scores
Mike McQueen replaces Phil Niekro pitching and batting 9th
t8 7-2 1 --- O CHC C. Cannizzaro M. McQueen -0% 98% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 7-2 2 --- O CHC M. Pappas M. McQueen -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 7, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-7, Cubs' Milt Pappas facing 1-2-3
b8 2-7 0 --- O ATL S. Jackson M. Pappas 1% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 2-7 1 --- O ATL R. Garr M. Pappas 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-7 2 --- ATL M. Lum M. Pappas -0% 99% Single to P (Line Drive)
b8 2-7 2 1-- O ATL E. Williams M. Pappas 0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 7, Braves 2.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 7-2, Braves' Mike McQueen facing 1-2-3
t9 7-2 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger M. McQueen -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 7-2 1 --- CHC G. Beckert M. McQueen 0% 99% Walk
t9 7-2 1 1-- O CHC B. Williams M. McQueen -0% 99% Lineout: RF
t9 7-2 2 1-- O CHC J. Pepitone M. McQueen -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 7, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-7, Cubs' Milt Pappas facing 5-6-7
b9 2-7 0 --- ATL T. Aaron M. Pappas -1% 99% Single to LF
b9 2-7 0 1-- OO ATL Z. Versalles M. Pappas 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b9 2-7 2 --- O ATL M. Perez M. Pappas 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 7, Braves 2.

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