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NYY
@CHW
4
0
NYY
@CHW
7
9
WSH
@CLE
8
1
PHA
@DET
1
2
 
(10)
BOS
@SLB
6
2
PIT
@BRO
3
2
PIT
@BRO
0
3
STL
@BSN
1
2
CHC
@NYG
4
3
CIN
@PHI
1
2
CIN
@PHI
5
6
Wednesday, September 18, 1946,
, Ebbets Field
Attendance: 26,659, Time of Game: 2:37
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Pirates
0
59-83
 Lost 1 
7th, 30½ GB
at Dodgers
3
89-55
 Won 1 
2nd, 1½ GB
W: Ralph Branca (3-0)
L: Ken Heintzelman (8-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  3
Dodgers         0  1  0   0  2  0   0  0  X    3  6  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frankie Gustine 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .270 .330 .380 .710 -0.074 0.74 0.000 -0.074 -0.7 5 1
Elbie Fletcher 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .251 .381 .357 .738 0.006 0.69 0.049 -0.043 0.1 5 0
Jim Russell CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .276 .364 .405 .769 -0.097 0.85 0.000 -0.097 -1.0 1 0
Bob Elliott RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .260 .348 .350 .698 -0.071 0.70 0.000 -0.071 -0.7 5 0
Ralph Kiner LF 3 0 0 0 1 3 4 .246 .350 .431 .781 -0.016 0.78 0.040 -0.056 -0.1 0 0
Billy Cox SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .295 .333 .394 .728 0.034 0.77 0.073 -0.039 0.1 2 5 2B
Lee Handley 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .240 .294 .302 .596 -0.100 1.28 0.000 -0.100 -0.8 2 3
Hank Camelli C 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .231 .294 .308 .602 0.011 1.13 0.036 -0.026 0.1 4 2 IW
Ken Heintzelman P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .136 .224 .136 .361 -0.078 1.59 0.000 -0.078 -0.6 0 1
   Jack Hallett P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .222 .389 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bill Salkeld PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .299 .440 .425 .866 -0.040 1.59 0.000 -0.040 -0.4
   Al Gerheauser P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .444 .778 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 5 0 2 7 33 .161 .212 .194 .406 -0.425 0.91 0.198 -0.624 -4.0 24 12
2B: B Cox (20, off R Branca).
IBB: H Camelli (2, by R Branca).
TB: B Cox 3; E Fletcher 2; H Camelli.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Gustine-E Fletcher.
E: B Cox (39); F Gustine (21); R Kiner (11).

Brooklyn Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Stanky 2B 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 .281 .443 .363 .806 0.052 0.61 0.073 -0.021 0.7 4 0
Cookie Lavagetto 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .243 .344 .336 .681 -0.099 1.05 0.022 -0.121 -1.6 0 0
Joe Medwick LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .298 .355 .404 .758 0.106 0.84 0.141 -0.034 1.1 1 0 2B
   Augie Galan PR-LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .313 .457 .471 .928 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.2 1 0
Dixie Walker RF 3 1 0 1 0 0 4 .326 .396 .446 .843 0.038 0.68 0.061 -0.023 0.2 4 1 SH
Carl Furillo CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .288 .348 .414 .761 0.037 0.65 0.061 -0.024 0.4 3 0
Pee Wee Reese SS 2 0 2 0 1 0 4 .278 .378 .370 .748 0.061 0.68 0.062 -0.002 1.1 0 1 2B,SB,SH
Bruce Edwards C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .252 .339 .340 .679 -0.035 0.80 0.028 -0.064 -0.8 9 0 CS,IW
Howie Schultz 1B 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .233 .272 .322 .594 0.007 1.14 0.020 -0.013 -0.6 4 1 IW
Ralph Branca P 3 0 0 0 1 3 4 .133 .350 .133 .483 -0.087 0.94 0.003 -0.089 -0.9 1 1
Team Totals 28 3 6 3 7 3 37 .214 .371 .286 .657 0.075 0.80 0.471 -0.396 -0.6 27 4
2B: P Reese (15, off K Heintzelman); J Medwick (3, off K Heintzelman).
SH: P Reese (12, off K Heintzelman); D Walker (2, off K Heintzelman).
IBB: B Edwards (10, by K Heintzelman); H Schultz (5, by K Heintzelman).
TB: P Reese 3; J Medwick 2; B Edwards; C Furillo; C Lavagetto.
RBI: D Walker (110); H Schultz (22); J Medwick (14).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Walker-H Schultz-R Branca.
Outfield Assists: D Walker (E Fletcher at 1st base).
Baserunning
SB: P Reese (11, 2nd base off K Heintzelman/H Camelli).
CS: B Edwards (1, Home by K Heintzelman/H Camelli).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Heintzelman, L (8-12) 5.2 6 3 1 6 2 0 3.76 28 45 -0.110 0.97 -1.0
Jack Hallett 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.53 1 3 0 0.020 0.82 0.7
Al Gerheauser 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.02 8 0 0 0.015 0.13 0.9
Team Totals 8 6 3 1 7 3 0 1.12 37 45 3 0 -0.075 0.80 0.6

Brooklyn Dodgers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ralph Branca, W (3-0) 9 5 0 0 2 7 0 3.17 33 82 0.425 0.91 4.0
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 2 7 0 0.00 33 82 0.425 0.91 4.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: K Heintzelman 2 (6; B Edwards, H Schultz); R Branca (5; H Camelli).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - George Magerkurth, 1B - Bill Stewart, 2B - (none), 3B - Tom Dunn.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: 26,659.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Brooklyn Dodgers
1 Frankie Gustine 2B 1 Eddie Stanky 2B
2 Elbie Fletcher 1B 2 Cookie Lavagetto 3B
3 Jim Russell CF 3 Joe Medwick LF
4 Bob Elliott RF 4 Dixie Walker RF
5 Ralph Kiner LF 5 Carl Furillo CF
6 Billy Cox SS 6 Pee Wee Reese SS
7 Lee Handley 3B 7 Bruce Edwards C
8 Hank Camelli C 8 Howie Schultz 1B
9 Ken Heintzelman P 9 Ralph Branca P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-0 1 1-- R BRO J. Medwick K. Heintzelman 14% 86% Double to LF (LF-CF); Lavagetto Scores; Medwick to 3B/Adv on E7
b1 0-0 0 1-- OO BRO C. Lavagetto K. Heintzelman -7% 51% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
t5 0-1 2 12- O PIT K. Heintzelman R. Branca 6% 72% Strikeout
t5 0-1 1 --- PIT B. Cox R. Branca -6% 62% Double to LF
b2 0-0 0 1-- BRO C. Furillo K. Heintzelman 6% 65% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Walker to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Ralph Branca facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Gustine R. Branca 2% 52% Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT E. Fletcher R. Branca 1% 54% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT J. Russell R. Branca 1% 55% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ken Heintzelman facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- BRO E. Stanky K. Heintzelman 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- OO BRO C. Lavagetto K. Heintzelman -7% 51% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O BRO J. Medwick K. Heintzelman -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Ralph Branca facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Elliott R. Branca 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O PIT R. Kiner R. Branca 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- PIT B. Cox R. Branca -1% 53% Single to CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O PIT L. Handley R. Branca 2% 55% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ken Heintzelman facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- BRO D. Walker K. Heintzelman 4% 59% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Walker to 1B
b2 0-0 0 1-- BRO C. Furillo K. Heintzelman 6% 65% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Walker to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- O BRO P. Reese K. Heintzelman -0% 64% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Walker to 3B; Furillo to 2B
b2 0-0 1 -23 BRO B. Edwards K. Heintzelman 1% 65% Intentional Walk
b2 0-0 1 123 RO BRO H. Schultz K. Heintzelman 1% 67% Groundout: P-SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Walker Scores/unER; Furillo to 3B
b2 1-0 2 1-3 O BRO R. Branca K. Heintzelman -4% 62% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Dodgers' Ralph Branca facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O PIT H. Camelli R. Branca 3% 65% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t3 0-1 1 --- O PIT K. Heintzelman R. Branca 2% 67% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 2 --- O PIT F. Gustine R. Branca 1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Ken Heintzelman facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- BRO E. Stanky K. Heintzelman 3% 71% Walk
b3 1-0 0 1-- O BRO C. Lavagetto K. Heintzelman -3% 68% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
b3 1-0 1 1-- O BRO J. Medwick K. Heintzelman -2% 66% Popfly: CF
b3 1-0 2 1-- O BRO D. Walker K. Heintzelman -2% 64% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 1.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Dodgers' Ralph Branca facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- O PIT E. Fletcher R. Branca 3% 66% Flyball: CF
t4 0-1 1 --- O PIT J. Russell R. Branca 2% 68% Flyball: CF
t4 0-1 2 --- O PIT B. Elliott R. Branca 1% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Ken Heintzelman facing 5-6-7
b4 1-0 0 --- O BRO C. Furillo K. Heintzelman -2% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- BRO P. Reese K. Heintzelman 4% 71% Double to LF
b4 1-0 1 -2- O BRO B. Edwards K. Heintzelman -3% 69% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF); Reese to 3B
b4 1-0 2 --3 BRO H. Schultz K. Heintzelman 1% 70% Intentional Walk
b4 1-0 2 1-3 O BRO R. Branca K. Heintzelman -5% 65% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Dodgers' Ralph Branca facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- O PIT R. Kiner R. Branca 3% 68% Strikeout
t5 0-1 1 --- PIT B. Cox R. Branca -6% 62% Double to LF
t5 0-1 1 -2- O PIT L. Handley R. Branca 5% 67% Popfly: 2B
t5 0-1 2 -2- PIT H. Camelli R. Branca -1% 66% Intentional Walk
t5 0-1 2 12- O PIT K. Heintzelman R. Branca 6% 72% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Ken Heintzelman facing 1-2-3
b5 1-0 0 --- O BRO E. Stanky K. Heintzelman -2% 70% Flyball: RF
b5 1-0 1 --- BRO C. Lavagetto K. Heintzelman 2% 72% Single to 3B
b5 1-0 1 1-- R BRO J. Medwick K. Heintzelman 14% 86% Double to LF (LF-CF); Lavagetto Scores; Medwick to 3B/Adv on E7
Augie Galan pinch runs for Joe Medwick (LF) batting 3rd
b5 2-0 1 --3 RO BRO D. Walker K. Heintzelman 2% 88% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Galan Scores/unER
b5 3-0 2 --- O BRO C. Furillo K. Heintzelman -0% 88% Lineout: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Dodgers' Ralph Branca facing 1-2-3
Augie Galan moves from PR to LF
t6 0-3 0 --- O PIT F. Gustine R. Branca 2% 90% Popfly: 2B
t6 0-3 1 --- PIT E. Fletcher R. Branca -3% 88% Single to RF
t6 0-3 1 1-- O PIT J. Russell R. Branca 3% 90% Strikeout
t6 0-3 2 1-- O PIT B. Elliott R. Branca 2% 92% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Pirates' Ken Heintzelman facing 6-7-8
b6 3-0 0 --- BRO P. Reese K. Heintzelman 1% 93% Single to RF
b6 3-0 0 1-- BRO B. Edwards K. Heintzelman 1% 94% Reese Steals 2B
b6 3-0 0 -2- BRO B. Edwards K. Heintzelman 2% 96% Single to RF; Reese to 3B
b6 3-0 0 1-3 O BRO H. Schultz K. Heintzelman -1% 95% Fielder's Choice 3B; Reese out at Hm/3B-C-3B-C; Edwards to 3B; Schultz to 2B
b6 3-0 1 -23 O BRO R. Branca K. Heintzelman -3% 92% Edwards Caught Stealing Hm (C-3B); Schultz to 3B
b6 3-0 2 --3 BRO R. Branca K. Heintzelman 0% 92% Walk
b6 3-0 2 1-3 BRO E. Stanky K. Heintzelman 1% 93% Walk; Branca to 2B
Jack Hallett replaces Ken Heintzelman pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-0 2 123 O BRO C. Lavagetto J. Hallett -2% 91% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Dodgers' Ralph Branca facing 5-6-7
t7 0-3 0 --- PIT R. Kiner R. Branca -4% 87% Walk
t7 0-3 0 1-- O PIT B. Cox R. Branca 4% 90% Foul Flyball: 1B
t7 0-3 1 1-- O PIT L. Handley R. Branca 3% 93% Popfly: RF
t7 0-3 2 1-- PIT H. Camelli R. Branca -2% 91% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Kiner to 2B
Bill Salkeld pinch hits for Jack Hallett (P) batting 9th
t7 0-3 2 12- O PIT B. Salkeld R. Branca 4% 95% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Pirates' Al Gerheauser facing 3-4-5
Al Gerheauser replaces Bill Salkeld (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-0 0 --- O BRO A. Galan A. Gerheauser -0% 95% Popfly: 2B
b7 3-0 1 --- O BRO D. Walker A. Gerheauser -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-0 2 --- BRO C. Furillo A. Gerheauser 0% 94% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Furillo to 1B
b7 3-0 2 1-- BRO P. Reese A. Gerheauser 0% 95% Walk; Furillo to 2B
b7 3-0 2 12- O BRO B. Edwards A. Gerheauser -1% 94% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Dodgers' Ralph Branca facing 1-2-3
t8 0-3 0 --- O PIT F. Gustine R. Branca 2% 96% Flyball: RF
t8 0-3 1 --- PIT E. Fletcher R. Branca -2% 94% Single to CF
t8 0-3 1 1-- OO PIT J. Russell R. Branca 4% 98% Double Play: Flyball: RF-1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Pirates' Al Gerheauser facing 8-9-1
b8 3-0 0 --- O BRO H. Schultz A. Gerheauser -0% 97% Popfly: SS
b8 3-0 1 --- O BRO R. Branca A. Gerheauser -0% 97% Strikeout
b8 3-0 2 --- O BRO E. Stanky A. Gerheauser -0% 97% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Dodgers' Ralph Branca facing 4-5-6
t9 0-3 0 --- O PIT B. Elliott R. Branca 2% 99% Lineout: 2B
t9 0-3 1 --- O PIT R. Kiner R. Branca 1% 100% Strikeout
t9 0-3 2 --- O PIT B. Cox R. Branca 0% 100% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Dodgers 3.

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