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Scores
Standings
STL
@BRO
3
1
PIT
@BSN
3
5
PIT
@BSN
1
5
CHC
@NYG
1
2
CIN
@PHI
6
2
Monday, June 17, 1940,
, Braves Field
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 0:00
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Pirates
3
17-29
 Lost 1 
7th, 15½ GB
at Braves
5
16-29
 Won 1 
6th, 15 GB
W: Bill Posedel (5-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  2  0    3  6  0
Braves          0  2  1   0  0  0   0  2  X    5 13  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pep Young 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .204 .306 .315 .621 0.014 0.83 0.036 -0.022 0.2 1 0 CS
   Frankie Gustine PH-2B 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .331 .376 .476 .852 0.226 2.12 0.246 -0.020 1.5 2 2 3B
Bob Elliott RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .234 .292 .354 .647 -0.174 1.77 0.000 -0.174 -1.3 1 0
Debs Garms LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .302 .389 .444 .833 -0.027 1.16 0.000 -0.027 -0.3 2 0
   Maurice Van Robays PH-LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .290 .333 .355 .688 -0.169 2.01 0.000 -0.169 -1.2 2 0
Arky Vaughan SS 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .303 .393 .417 .810 0.011 1.18 0.109 -0.098 0.5 1 7 CS
Elbie Fletcher 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .315 .439 .506 .946 -0.094 0.96 0.000 -0.094 -0.8 12 0
Vince DiMaggio CF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .214 .313 .524 .836 0.068 0.82 0.116 -0.048 0.6 1 0 HR
Bill Brubaker 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .150 .346 .150 .496 -0.095 1.29 0.000 -0.095 -0.6 1 3
Al Lopez C 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .296 .333 .400 .733 0.148 0.88 0.176 -0.027 0.4 1 1 3B
Danny MacFayden P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.040 0.80 0.000 -0.040 -0.3 0 2
   Joe Bowman PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .372 .417 .789 0.044 3.57 0.044 0.000 0.2
   Rip Sewell PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .455 .400 .855 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Johnny Lanning P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ken Heintzelman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .200 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 31 3 6 3 2 11 33 .194 .242 .419 .662 -0.088 1.33 0.727 -0.814 -1.1 24 16
3B: F Gustine (4, off B Posedel); A Lopez (2, off B Posedel).
HR: V DiMaggio (4, off B Posedel, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: F Gustine 4; V DiMaggio 4; A Lopez 3; A Vaughan; P Young.
RBI: V DiMaggio (4); F Gustine (19); A Vaughan (32).
2-out RBI: A Vaughan.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. D MacFayden-A Vaughan-E Fletcher; A Vaughan-F Gustine-E Fletcher.
Baserunning
CS: P Young (1, 2nd base by B Posedel/R Berres); A Vaughan (1, 2nd base by B Posedel/R Berres).

Boston Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Buddy Hassett 1B 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .284 .335 .355 .690 0.044 0.62 0.073 -0.029 0.2 5 0
Sibby Sisti 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .214 .250 .301 .551 -0.074 0.79 0.000 -0.074 -1.0 0 0
Gene Moore RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .244 .279 .329 .608 -0.001 1.00 0.065 -0.066 -0.4 1 0 GDP
Chet Ross LF 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .314 .379 .529 .908 0.193 1.24 0.204 -0.011 1.7 3 0
Max West CF 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .238 .344 .333 .677 0.328 1.32 0.347 -0.019 2.6 4 0 3B
Bama Rowell 2B 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 .348 .376 .517 .893 0.075 0.57 0.078 -0.004 1.0 0 0 3B,2B
   Al Glossop PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .207 .291 .370 .661 -0.020 0.59 0.000 -0.020 -0.4
   Rabbit Warstler 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .361 .235 .596 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Eddie Miller SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .271 .324 .416 .740 -0.058 0.66 0.001 -0.058 -0.7 2 0 IW
Ray Berres C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .200 .220 .200 .420 -0.031 0.74 0.017 -0.048 -0.6 12 2
Bill Posedel P 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .143 .226 .214 .440 -0.042 0.88 0.074 -0.116 -0.8 0 1 CS,GDP
Team Totals 34 5 13 5 3 0 37 .382 .432 .529 .962 0.414 0.86 0.859 -0.445 1.4 27 3
2B: B Rowell (4, off D MacFayden).
3B: M West (2, off D MacFayden); B Rowell (4, off D MacFayden).
IBB: E Miller (2, by K Heintzelman).
TB: B Rowell 5; M West 4; B Hassett 3; R Berres 2; C Ross 2; B Posedel; G Moore.
GIDP: G Moore (4); B Posedel (1).
RBI: M West 2 (22); C Ross (26); B Posedel (6); B Rowell (14).
2-out RBI: B Posedel; C Ross.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Berres-E Miller.
Baserunning
CS: B Posedel (1, 3rd base by D MacFayden/A Lopez).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny MacFayden 7 11 3 3 0 0 0 4.02 29 43 -0.081 0.68 0.2
Johnny Lanning, L (1-2) 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 5.40 2 0 0 -0.157 2.27 -1.0
Ken Heintzelman 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 5.87 6 2 2 -0.175 1.33 -0.6
Team Totals 8 13 5 5 3 0 0 5.62 37 43 2 2 -0.413 0.86 -1.4
J Lanning faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.

Boston Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Posedel, W (5-6) 9 6 3 3 2 11 1 4.85 33 72 0.086 1.33 1.1
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 2 11 1 3.00 33 72 0.086 1.33 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: K Heintzelman (2; E Miller).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - George Barr, 1B - George Magerkurth, 2B - (none), 3B - Bill Stewart.
Time of Game: 0:00.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Boston Braves
1 Pep Young 2B 1 Buddy Hassett 1B
2 Bob Elliott RF 2 Sibby Sisti 3B
3 Debs Garms LF 3 Gene Moore RF
4 Arky Vaughan SS 4 Chet Ross LF
5 Elbie Fletcher 1B 5 Max West CF
6 Vince DiMaggio CF 6 Bama Rowell 2B
7 Bill Brubaker 3B 7 Eddie Miller SS
8 Al Lopez C 8 Ray Berres C
9 Danny MacFayden P 9 Bill Posedel P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 3-3 0 12- R BSN M. West K. Heintzelman 19% 94% Single to RF; Ross to 3B; Moore Scores
t8 2-3 1 --- PIT A. Lopez B. Posedel -18% 64% Triple to CF
t8 2-3 1 1-3 R PIT F. Gustine B. Posedel -16% 43% Single to CF; Sewell to 2B; Lopez Scores
b2 0-0 0 1-- R BSN M. West D. MacFayden 16% 75% Triple to LF (Line Drive); Ross Scores
t8 1-3 0 --- R PIT V. DiMaggio B. Posedel -12% 76% Home Run

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, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- PIT P. Young B. Posedel -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O PIT B. Elliott B. Posedel 3% 50% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O PIT D. Garms B. Posedel 3% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O PIT A. Vaughan B. Posedel 2% 55% Young Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Danny MacFayden facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- BSN B. Hassett D. MacFayden 4% 58% Single (CF-RF)
b1 0-0 0 1-- O BSN S. Sisti D. MacFayden -3% 55% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- OO BSN G. Moore D. MacFayden -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- PIT A. Vaughan B. Posedel -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO PIT E. Fletcher B. Posedel 8% 54% Double Play: Strikeout, Vaughan Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t2 0-0 2 --- O PIT V. DiMaggio B. Posedel 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Danny MacFayden facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- BSN C. Ross D. MacFayden 4% 59% Single to LF
b2 0-0 0 1-- R BSN M. West D. MacFayden 16% 75% Triple to LF (Line Drive); Ross Scores
b2 1-0 0 --3 RO BSN B. Rowell D. MacFayden -0% 75% Flyball: CF; West Scores
b2 2-0 1 --- O BSN E. Miller D. MacFayden -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 2-0 2 --- BSN R. Berres D. MacFayden 1% 74% Single to RF
b2 2-0 2 1-- O BSN B. Posedel D. MacFayden -2% 73% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Braves 2.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- O PIT B. Brubaker B. Posedel 2% 75% Strikeout
t3 0-2 1 --- O PIT A. Lopez B. Posedel 2% 77% Foul Flyball: C
t3 0-2 2 --- O PIT D. MacFayden B. Posedel 1% 78% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Danny MacFayden facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- BSN B. Hassett D. MacFayden 2% 80% Single to 2B
b3 2-0 0 1-- O BSN S. Sisti D. MacFayden -2% 78% Flyball: LF
b3 2-0 1 1-- O BSN G. Moore D. MacFayden -1% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B; Hassett to 2B
b3 2-0 2 -2- R BSN C. Ross D. MacFayden 7% 84% Single to RF; Hassett Scores
b3 3-0 2 1-- O BSN M. West D. MacFayden -1% 83% Foul Flyball: C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Braves 3.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 1-2-3
Frankie Gustine pinch hits for Pep Young (2B) batting 1st
t4 0-3 0 --- PIT F. Gustine B. Posedel -8% 75% Triple to RF
t4 0-3 0 --3 O PIT B. Elliott B. Posedel 4% 80% Strikeout Looking
Maurice Van Robays pinch hits for Debs Garms (LF) batting 3rd
t4 0-3 1 --3 O PIT M. Van Robays B. Posedel 5% 84% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-3 2 --3 R PIT A. Vaughan B. Posedel -7% 77% Single to RF; Gustine Scores
t4 1-3 2 1-- O PIT E. Fletcher B. Posedel 2% 80% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Danny MacFayden facing 6-7-8
Frankie Gustine moves from PH to 2B
Maurice Van Robays moves from PH to LF
b4 3-1 0 --- BSN B. Rowell D. MacFayden 7% 86% Triple to CF
b4 3-1 0 --3 O BSN E. Miller D. MacFayden -3% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 3-1 1 --3 BSN R. Berres D. MacFayden 1% 84% Single to P; Rowell stays at 3B
b4 3-1 1 1-3 OO BSN B. Posedel D. MacFayden -8% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Braves 3.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 6-7-8
t5 1-3 0 --- O PIT V. DiMaggio B. Posedel 3% 80% Flyball: LF
t5 1-3 1 --- O PIT B. Brubaker B. Posedel 2% 81% Strikeout
t5 1-3 2 --- O PIT A. Lopez B. Posedel 1% 83% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Danny MacFayden facing 1-2-3
b5 3-1 0 --- O BSN B. Hassett D. MacFayden -1% 81% Flyball: LF
b5 3-1 1 --- O BSN S. Sisti D. MacFayden -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 3-1 2 --- O BSN G. Moore D. MacFayden -1% 80% Groundout: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Braves 3.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 9-1-2
t6 1-3 0 --- O PIT D. MacFayden B. Posedel 3% 83% Groundout: P-1B
t6 1-3 1 --- O PIT F. Gustine B. Posedel 2% 85% Flyball: LF
t6 1-3 2 --- O PIT B. Elliott B. Posedel 1% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Danny MacFayden facing 4-5-6
b6 3-1 0 --- O BSN C. Ross D. MacFayden -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 3-1 1 --- O BSN M. West D. MacFayden -1% 84% Flyball: LF
b6 3-1 2 --- BSN B. Rowell D. MacFayden 1% 85% Double to LF
b6 3-1 2 -2- O BSN E. Miller D. MacFayden -2% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Braves 3.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 3-4-5
t7 1-3 0 --- O PIT M. Van Robays B. Posedel 3% 86% Flyball: CF
t7 1-3 1 --- O PIT A. Vaughan B. Posedel 2% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 1-3 2 --- O PIT E. Fletcher B. Posedel 1% 90% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Danny MacFayden facing 8-9-1
b7 3-1 0 --- O BSN R. Berres D. MacFayden -1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 3-1 1 --- BSN B. Posedel D. MacFayden 1% 90% Single to LF
b7 3-1 1 1-- BSN B. Hassett D. MacFayden 1% 91% Single to 1B; Posedel to 2B
b7 3-1 1 12- O BSN S. Sisti D. MacFayden -3% 89% Posedel Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
b7 3-1 2 1-- O BSN S. Sisti D. MacFayden -1% 88% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Braves 3.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 6-7-8
t8 1-3 0 --- R PIT V. DiMaggio B. Posedel -12% 76% Home Run
t8 2-3 0 --- O PIT B. Brubaker B. Posedel 5% 81% Flyball: CF
t8 2-3 1 --- PIT A. Lopez B. Posedel -18% 64% Triple to CF
Joe Bowman pinch hits for Danny MacFayden (P) batting 9th
t8 2-3 1 --3 PIT J. Bowman B. Posedel -4% 59% Walk
Rip Sewell pinch runs for Joe Bowman (PH) batting 9th
t8 2-3 1 1-3 R PIT F. Gustine B. Posedel -16% 43% Single to CF; Sewell to 2B; Lopez Scores
t8 3-3 1 12- O PIT B. Elliott B. Posedel 8% 51% Flyball: CF
t8 3-3 2 12- O PIT M. Van Robays B. Posedel 9% 60% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Johnny Lanning facing 3-4-5
Johnny Lanning replaces Rip Sewell (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-3 0 --- BSN G. Moore J. Lanning 6% 67% Single to LF
b8 3-3 0 1-- BSN C. Ross J. Lanning 9% 76% Walk; Moore to 2B
Ken Heintzelman replaces Johnny Lanning pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-3 0 12- R BSN M. West K. Heintzelman 19% 94% Single to RF; Ross to 3B; Moore Scores
Al Glossop pinch hits for Bama Rowell (2B) batting 6th
b8 4-3 0 1-3 O BSN A. Glossop K. Heintzelman -2% 92% Groundout: P-1B; West to 2B
b8 4-3 1 -23 BSN E. Miller K. Heintzelman 0% 92% Intentional Walk
b8 4-3 1 123 O BSN R. Berres K. Heintzelman -4% 89% Popfly: 2B
b8 4-3 2 123 R BSN B. Posedel K. Heintzelman 6% 95% Walk; Ross Scores; West to 3B; Miller to 2B
b8 5-3 2 123 O BSN B. Hassett K. Heintzelman -2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 5.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-5, Braves' Bill Posedel facing 4-5-6
Rabbit Warstler replaces Al Glossop (PH) playing 2B batting 6th
t9 3-5 0 --- O PIT A. Vaughan B. Posedel 4% 97% Popfly: 1B
t9 3-5 1 --- O PIT E. Fletcher B. Posedel 2% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 3-5 2 --- O PIT V. DiMaggio B. Posedel 1% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 5.

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