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Standings
PHI
@BRO
12
13
NYG
@BSN
2
7
CIN
@PIT
1
2
Monday, May 1, 1939,
, Braves Field
Attendance: 3,188, Time of Game: 2:00
Giants
2
3-7
 Lost 5 
7th, 4½ GB
at Braves
7
8-3
 Won 4 
1st
W: Bill Posedel (2-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
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Giants          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  4  0
Braves          1  2  4   0  0  0   0  0  X    7 10  1

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jo-Jo Moore LF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .143 .182 .143 .325 -0.028 0.33 0.003 -0.031 0.2 3 0
Billy Jurges SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .294 .351 .382 .734 -0.016 0.26 0.006 -0.022 0.4 3 4
Bob Seeds CF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .200 .333 .200 .533 0.024 0.22 0.028 -0.004 0.8 0 0
Mel Ott RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .324 .439 .588 1.027 -0.049 0.40 0.001 -0.050 -1.2 0 0 2B,GDP
Zeke Bonura 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .314 .429 .429 .857 -0.028 0.31 0.002 -0.030 -0.6 11 0
Harry Danning C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .238 .238 .333 .571 -0.023 0.23 0.000 -0.023 -1.0 3 1
Burgess Whitehead 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .212 .316 .242 .558 -0.012 0.16 0.000 -0.012 -0.3 4 6
George Myatt 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .188 .316 .250 .566 -0.024 0.32 0.000 -0.024 -0.5 0 4
Slick Castleman P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.013 0.55 0.000 -0.013 -0.1 0 0
   Bill Lohrman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jimmy Ripple PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.1
   Jumbo Brown P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ken O'Dea PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .500 .250 .750 0.001 0.03 0.001 0.000 0.4
Team Totals 31 2 4 2 2 2 33 .129 .182 .161 .343 -0.170 0.28 0.041 -0.211 -2.1 24 15
2B: M Ott (3, off B Posedel).
TB: M Ott 2; B Jurges; K O'Dea; B Seeds.
GIDP: M Ott (1).
RBI: B Seeds (1); B Jurges (8).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 3. B Whitehead-B Jurges-Z Bonura 2; G Myatt-B Whitehead-Z Bonura.

Boston Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Debs Garms 3B 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .333 .409 .410 .819 0.030 0.23 0.036 -0.006 0.2 0 3
Johnny Cooney CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .276 .382 .276 .658 0.015 0.52 0.031 -0.017 1.0 3 0 SB
Max West RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .185 .267 .222 .489 0.094 0.49 0.098 -0.004 -0.5 1 0 GDP
Al Simmons LF 3 1 2 1 1 1 4 .308 .372 .410 .782 0.030 0.46 0.054 -0.023 1.7 2 0
Tony Cuccinello 2B 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .295 .326 .477 .803 0.014 0.29 0.035 -0.021 0.4 2 5 HR,GDP
Elbie Fletcher 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .289 .426 .289 .715 0.071 0.41 0.073 -0.002 0.7 15 0
Eddie Miller SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .205 .295 .308 .603 0.089 0.34 0.091 -0.003 0.9 0 4 2B
Al Lopez C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .263 .349 .289 .638 0.018 0.18 0.019 -0.001 -0.1 4 0
Bill Posedel P 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.029 0.27 0.001 -0.030 -1.0 0 5 GDP
Team Totals 31 7 10 6 6 3 37 .323 .432 .452 .884 0.332 0.36 0.438 -0.107 3.3 27 17
2B: E Miller (1, off S Castleman).
HR: T Cuccinello (2, off B Lohrman, 3rd inn, 2 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: T Cuccinello 4; A Simmons 2; D Garms 2; E Miller 2; B Posedel; J Cooney; E Fletcher; M West.
GIDP: M West (2); B Posedel (1); T Cuccinello (1).
RBI: T Cuccinello 3 (10); M West (6); B Posedel (1); A Simmons (3).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Miller-T Cuccinello-E Fletcher.
E: T Cuccinello (2).
Baserunning
SB: J Cooney (1, 2nd base off S Castleman/H Danning).

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Slick Castleman, L (0-2) 2 4 5 5 3 1 0 7.88 12 26 -0.254 0.86 -3.1
Bill Lohrman 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 4.85 13 2 2 -0.079 0.13 -1.6
Jumbo Brown 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 12 0 0 0.002 0.02 1.4
Team Totals 8 10 7 7 6 3 1 7.88 37 26 2 2 -0.331 0.36 -3.3
S Castleman faced 2 batters in the 3rd inning.

Boston Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Posedel, W (2-0) 9 4 2 1 2 2 0 0.69 33 73 0.169 0.28 2.1
Team Totals 9 4 2 1 2 2 0 1.00 33 73 0.169 0.28 2.1
Balks: None.
WP: S Castleman (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Charlie Moran, 1B - George Magerkurth, 2B - (none), 3B - Ziggy Sears.
Time of Game: 2:00.
Attendance: 3,188.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Giants         Boston Braves
1 Jo-Jo Moore LF 1 Debs Garms 3B
2 Billy Jurges SS 2 Johnny Cooney CF
3 Bob Seeds CF 3 Max West RF
4 Mel Ott RF 4 Al Simmons LF
5 Zeke Bonura 1B 5 Tony Cuccinello 2B
6 Harry Danning C 6 Elbie Fletcher 1B
7 Burgess Whitehead 2B 7 Eddie Miller SS
8 George Myatt 3B 8 Al Lopez C
9 Slick Castleman P 9 Bill Posedel P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 1-0 0 1-- BSN E. Miller S. Castleman 9% 78% Double; Fletcher to 3B
b1 0-0 1 -2- R BSN M. West S. Castleman 9% 65% Single; Garms Scores
b3 3-0 0 12- R BSN A. Simmons B. Lohrman 5% 94% Single to CF; Cooney Scores; West to 3B
b2 1-0 0 -23 R BSN A. Lopez S. Castleman 4% 83% Wild Pitch; Fletcher Scores; Miller to 3B
b1 0-0 0 --- BSN D. Garms S. Castleman 4% 58% Single

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYG J. Moore B. Posedel 2% 52% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYG B. Jurges B. Posedel 1% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- NYG B. Seeds B. Posedel -1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O NYG M. Ott B. Posedel 2% 55% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Slick Castleman facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- BSN D. Garms S. Castleman 4% 58% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- O BSN J. Cooney S. Castleman -2% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B; Garms to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- R BSN M. West S. Castleman 9% 65% Single; Garms Scores
b1 1-0 1 1-- O BSN A. Simmons S. Castleman -2% 63% Strikeout
b1 1-0 2 1-- O BSN T. Cuccinello S. Castleman -2% 61% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O NYG Z. Bonura B. Posedel 2% 64% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 1 --- O NYG H. Danning B. Posedel 2% 65% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- O NYG B. Whitehead B. Posedel 1% 66% Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Slick Castleman facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- BSN E. Fletcher S. Castleman 3% 69% Single
b2 1-0 0 1-- BSN E. Miller S. Castleman 9% 78% Double; Fletcher to 3B
b2 1-0 0 -23 R BSN A. Lopez S. Castleman 4% 83% Wild Pitch; Fletcher Scores; Miller to 3B
b2 2-0 0 --3 BSN A. Lopez S. Castleman 2% 84% Walk
b2 2-0 0 1-3 ROO BSN B. Posedel S. Castleman -3% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Miller Scores
b2 3-0 2 --- O BSN D. Garms S. Castleman -1% 81% Popfly: SS
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 3.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 8-9-1
t3 0-3 0 --- O NYG G. Myatt B. Posedel 2% 83% Groundout: P-SS-1B
t3 0-3 1 --- O NYG S. Castleman B. Posedel 1% 84% Strikeout
t3 0-3 2 --- O NYG J. Moore B. Posedel 1% 85% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-0, Giants' Slick Castleman facing 2-3-4
b3 3-0 0 --- BSN J. Cooney S. Castleman 2% 87% Walk
b3 3-0 0 1-- BSN M. West S. Castleman 1% 88% Cooney Steals 2B
b3 3-0 0 -2- BSN M. West S. Castleman 1% 89% Walk
Bill Lohrman replaces Slick Castleman pitching and batting 9th
b3 3-0 0 12- R BSN A. Simmons B. Lohrman 5% 94% Single to CF; Cooney Scores; West to 3B
b3 4-0 0 1-3 RRR BSN T. Cuccinello B. Lohrman 3% 98% Home Run; West Scores; Simmons Scores
b3 7-0 0 --- O BSN E. Fletcher B. Lohrman -0% 98% Groundout: C-1B
b3 7-0 1 --- O BSN E. Miller B. Lohrman -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 7-0 2 --- O BSN A. Lopez B. Lohrman -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 7.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-7, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 2-3-4
t4 0-7 0 --- O NYG B. Jurges B. Posedel 0% 98% Flyball: CF
t4 0-7 1 --- O NYG B. Seeds B. Posedel 0% 98% Flyball: LF
t4 0-7 2 --- O NYG M. Ott B. Posedel 0% 99% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 7.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 7-0, Giants' Bill Lohrman facing 9-1-2
b4 7-0 0 --- O BSN B. Posedel B. Lohrman -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 7-0 1 --- O BSN D. Garms B. Lohrman -0% 98% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b4 7-0 2 --- O BSN J. Cooney B. Lohrman -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 7.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-7, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 5-6-7
t5 0-7 0 --- O NYG Z. Bonura B. Posedel 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-7 1 --- O NYG H. Danning B. Posedel 0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-7 2 --- O NYG B. Whitehead B. Posedel 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 7-0, Giants' Bill Lohrman facing 3-4-5
b5 7-0 0 --- O BSN M. West B. Lohrman -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 7-0 1 --- BSN A. Simmons B. Lohrman 0% 99% Walk
b5 7-0 1 1-- O BSN T. Cuccinello B. Lohrman -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 7-0 2 1-- BSN E. Fletcher B. Lohrman 0% 99% Walk; Cuccinello to 2B
b5 7-0 2 12- O BSN E. Miller B. Lohrman -0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 7.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-7, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 8-9-1
t6 0-7 0 --- O NYG G. Myatt B. Posedel 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
Jimmy Ripple pinch hits for Bill Lohrman (P) batting 9th
t6 0-7 1 --- O NYG J. Ripple B. Posedel 0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t6 0-7 2 --- O NYG J. Moore B. Posedel 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 7-0, Giants' Jumbo Brown facing 8-9-1
Jumbo Brown replaces Jimmy Ripple (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 7-0 0 --- O BSN A. Lopez J. Brown -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 7-0 1 --- BSN B. Posedel J. Brown 0% 99% Single
b6 7-0 1 1-- BSN D. Garms J. Brown 0% 100% Single; Posedel to 2B
b6 7-0 1 12- BSN J. Cooney J. Brown 0% 100% Single (SS-3B Hole); Posedel to 3B; Garms to 2B
b6 7-0 1 123 OO BSN M. West J. Brown -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 7.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-7, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 2-3-4
t7 0-7 0 --- O NYG B. Jurges B. Posedel 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-7 1 --- O NYG B. Seeds B. Posedel 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-7 2 --- NYG M. Ott B. Posedel -0% 100% Double to LF
t7 0-7 2 -2- O NYG Z. Bonura B. Posedel 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 7-0, Giants' Jumbo Brown facing 4-5-6
b7 7-0 0 --- BSN A. Simmons J. Brown 0% 100% Single
b7 7-0 0 1-- OO BSN T. Cuccinello J. Brown -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b7 7-0 2 --- O BSN E. Fletcher J. Brown -0% 100% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 7.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-7, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 6-7-8
t8 0-7 0 --- O NYG H. Danning B. Posedel 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 0-7 1 --- O NYG B. Whitehead B. Posedel 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 0-7 2 --- O NYG G. Myatt B. Posedel 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 7-0, Giants' Jumbo Brown facing 7-8-9
b8 7-0 0 --- BSN E. Miller J. Brown 0% 100% Walk
b8 7-0 0 1-- O BSN A. Lopez J. Brown 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B; Miller to 2B
b8 7-0 1 -2- O BSN B. Posedel J. Brown -0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b8 7-0 2 -2- O BSN D. Garms J. Brown -0% 100% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 7.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-7, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 9-1-2
Ken O'Dea pinch hits for Jumbo Brown (P) batting 9th
t9 0-7 0 --- NYG K. O'Dea B. Posedel -0% 100% Single
t9 0-7 0 1-- NYG J. Moore B. Posedel -0% 100% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); O'Dea to 2B
t9 0-7 0 12- R NYG B. Jurges B. Posedel -1% 99% Single; O'Dea Scores; Moore to 2B
t9 1-7 0 12- R NYG B. Seeds B. Posedel -2% 97% Single; Moore Scores/unER; Jurges to 2B
t9 2-7 0 12- OO NYG M. Ott B. Posedel 3% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Jurges to 3B
t9 2-7 2 --3 NYG Z. Bonura B. Posedel -0% 100% Walk
t9 2-7 2 1-3 O NYG H. Danning B. Posedel 0% 100% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Braves 7.

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