Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Box Scores > 1947 > Apr 23, 1947, Giants at Braves Play by Play and Box Score

View a short video showing advanced box score features / click orange/red text for additional info

Scores
Standings
SLB
@CLE
4
10
CHW
@DET
4
7
BOS
@NYY
0
3
WSH
@PHA
4
3
PHI
@BRO
2
5
NYG
@BSN
1
5
CIN
@CHC
1
7
PIT
@STL
8
5
Wednesday, April 23, 1947,
, Braves Field
Attendance: 4,074, Time of Game: 2:10
Giants
1
2-4
 Lost 2 
6th, 3½ GB
at Braves
5
3-3
 Won 1 
3rd, 2½ GB
W: Warren Spahn (1-0)
L: Dave Koslo (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1 12  1
Braves          0  0  2   0  0  1   2  0  X    5  8  1

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gary Gearhart CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 .286 .802 -0.034 1.16 0.085 -0.119 0.0 2 0 2B
Bill Rigney SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 .440 1.360 -0.001 0.99 0.064 -0.065 -0.3 1 2 SH
Clint Hartung LF 5 0 3 0 0 0 .280 .693 0.018 1.16 0.132 -0.114 -0.3 1 0 CS,GDP
Johnny Mize 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .705 -0.199 2.07 0.000 -0.199 -1.6 8 0
Walker Cooper C 4 0 1 0 0 0 .304 .725 -0.098 1.65 0.030 -0.128 -0.6 3 1
Willard Marshall RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .455 1.273 -0.025 1.27 0.065 -0.090 -0.3 3 0
Bobby Thomson 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .273 .986 -0.074 1.07 0.015 -0.089 -0.6 5 1
Jack Lohrke 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .182 .582 0.021 0.89 0.056 -0.035 -0.1 1 4
Dave Koslo P 3 0 1 1 0 1 .143 .286 0.033 1.69 0.114 -0.081 0.5 0 6
   Ken Trinkle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sid Gordon PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .476 -0.011 0.36 0.000 -0.011 -0.3
   Larry Jansen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 36 1 12 1 2 1 .333 .730 -0.370 1.27 0.561 -0.931 -3.6 24 14
2B: G Gearhart (1, off W Spahn).
SH: B Rigney (2, off W Spahn).
TB: C Hartung 3; W Marshall 2; G Gearhart 2; B Rigney 2; B Thomson; J Lohrke; D Koslo; W Cooper.
GIDP: C Hartung (2).
RBI: D Koslo (1).
2-out RBI: D Koslo.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Lohrke-B Thomson-J Mize; D Koslo-B Rigney-J Mize.
E: B Thomson (5).
Baserunning
CS: C Hartung (1, 2nd base by W Spahn/P Masi).

Boston Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Connie Ryan 2B 4 1 0 0 1 1 .333 .898 -0.066 0.69 0.015 -0.081 -1.3 5 3 GDP
Johnny Hopp CF 2 1 2 0 1 0 .333 .750 0.052 0.75 0.058 -0.006 0.4 5 0 SH
Mike McCormick LF 4 1 2 3 0 0 .444 1.111 0.182 1.19 0.266 -0.084 2.3 3 0 3B,2B,GDP
Bob Elliott 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .350 1.236 0.026 0.74 0.073 -0.048 0.6 1 4 2B
Tommy Holmes RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .610 -0.047 0.66 0.000 -0.047 -0.8 2 0 SH
Phil Masi C 1 0 0 0 3 0 .267 .810 0.044 0.66 0.048 -0.005 0.3 1 1 IW
Earl Torgeson 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .286 .899 0.010 0.94 0.062 -0.052 -0.0 9 0
Sibby Sisti SS 2 1 0 0 2 0 .000 .200 -0.006 0.72 0.041 -0.047 -0.1 1 3
Warren Spahn P 3 0 1 0 0 1 .333 .667 -0.064 0.86 0.002 -0.065 -0.5 0 1 SH
Team Totals 27 5 8 5 7 2 .296 .886 0.131 0.80 0.565 -0.435 0.9 27 12
2B: M McCormick (1, off D Koslo); B Elliott (1, off D Koslo).
3B: M McCormick (1, off D Koslo).
SH: T Holmes (1, off D Koslo); W Spahn (1, off D Koslo); J Hopp (1, off D Koslo).
IBB: P Masi (1, by D Koslo).
TB: M McCormick 5; B Elliott 3; J Hopp 2; E Torgeson; W Spahn.
GIDP: M McCormick (1); C Ryan (2).
RBI: M McCormick 3 (7); B Elliott (4); E Torgeson (3).
2-out RBI: M McCormick 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Sisti-C Ryan-E Torgeson.
E: B Elliott (2).

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Koslo, L (1-1) 6.1 6 5 5 6 2 0 4.70 30 37 -0.125 0.95 -1.4
Ken Trinkle 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 1 1 -0.008 0.21 -0.1
Larry Jansen 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 0.003 0.08 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 5 5 7 2 0 5.62 37 37 1 1 -0.130 0.80 -0.9

Boston Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Warren Spahn, W (1-0) 9 12 1 1 2 1 0 1.00 39 58 0.370 1.27 3.6
Team Totals 9 12 1 1 2 1 0 1.00 39 58 0.370 1.27 3.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Koslo (2; P Masi).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Artie Gore, 1B - Babe Pinelli, 2B - (none), 3B - Al Barlick.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 41° F.

Starting Lineups

New York Giants         Boston Braves
1 Gary Gearhart CF 1 Connie Ryan 2B
2 Bill Rigney SS 2 Johnny Hopp CF
3 Clint Hartung LF 3 Mike McCormick LF
4 Johnny Mize 1B 4 Bob Elliott 3B
5 Walker Cooper C 5 Tommy Holmes RF
6 Willard Marshall RF 6 Phil Masi C
7 Bobby Thomson 2B 7 Earl Torgeson 1B
8 Jack Lohrke 3B 8 Sibby Sisti SS
9 Dave Koslo P 9 Warren Spahn P

Win Probability Chart

Explanation of WPA  · Mouse over chart for play descriptions  · See below chart for tools  · Direct Link in URL Bar

Clear Chart
Big Plays
Scoring Plays
Fix Chart in View While Scrolling

Hold mouse over play on chart to see description of play.
Leverage is shown below the chart Low to High.

Top 5 Plays

View Pitches · wWE and wWPA Explanation
Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-0 2 12- RR BSN M. McCormick D. Koslo 21% 76% Double to LF; Hopp Scores; Sisti Scores
t4 0-2 2 12- R NYG D. Koslo W. Spahn -11% 62% Single to CF; Lohrke to 3B; Thomson Scores
t7 1-3 1 12- O NYG J. Mize W. Spahn 7% 82% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 123 O NYG W. Marshall W. Spahn 7% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-2 2 12- O NYG D. Koslo W. Spahn 7% 74% Flyball: CF

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' Warren Spahn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYG G. Gearhart W. Spahn 2% 52% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- NYG B. Rigney W. Spahn -2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- NYG C. Hartung W. Spahn -4% 46% Single to LF; Rigney to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O NYG J. Mize W. Spahn 4% 51% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 12- NYG W. Cooper W. Spahn -3% 48% Single to SS; Hartung to 2B; Rigney to 3B
t1 0-0 2 123 O NYG W. Marshall W. Spahn 7% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Dave Koslo facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BSN C. Ryan D. Koslo -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- BSN J. Hopp D. Koslo 2% 55% Single to 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- OO BSN M. McCormick D. Koslo -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 7-8-9
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYG B. Thomson W. Spahn 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O NYG J. Lohrke W. Spahn 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O NYG D. Koslo W. Spahn 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Dave Koslo facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O BSN B. Elliott D. Koslo -2% 53% Foul Flyball: C
b2 0-0 1 --- O BSN T. Holmes D. Koslo -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 --- BSN P. Masi D. Koslo 1% 52% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- O BSN E. Torgeson D. Koslo -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- NYG G. Gearhart W. Spahn -7% 43% Double to LF
t3 0-0 0 -2- O NYG B. Rigney W. Spahn 2% 45% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Gearhart to 3B
t3 0-0 1 --3 O NYG C. Hartung W. Spahn 7% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --3 O NYG J. Mize W. Spahn 4% 56% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Dave Koslo facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- BSN S. Sisti D. Koslo 4% 59% Walk
b3 0-0 0 1-- O BSN W. Spahn D. Koslo -2% 58% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Sisti to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- O BSN C. Ryan D. Koslo -4% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 -2- BSN J. Hopp D. Koslo 1% 55% Walk
b3 0-0 2 12- RR BSN M. McCormick D. Koslo 21% 76% Double to LF; Hopp Scores; Sisti Scores
b3 2-0 2 -2- O BSN B. Elliott D. Koslo -2% 73% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 2.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 5-6-7
t4 0-2 0 --- O NYG W. Cooper W. Spahn 3% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-2 1 --- O NYG W. Marshall W. Spahn 2% 78% Flyball: CF
t4 0-2 2 --- NYG B. Thomson W. Spahn -1% 76% Single to LF
t4 0-2 2 1-- NYG J. Lohrke W. Spahn -2% 74% Single to LF; Thomson to 2B
t4 0-2 2 12- R NYG D. Koslo W. Spahn -11% 62% Single to CF; Lohrke to 3B; Thomson Scores
t4 1-2 2 1-3 O NYG G. Gearhart W. Spahn 6% 69% Lineout: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Giants' Dave Koslo facing 5-6-7
b4 2-1 0 --- O BSN T. Holmes D. Koslo -2% 67% Groundout: P-1B
b4 2-1 1 --- BSN P. Masi D. Koslo 2% 69% Walk
b4 2-1 1 1-- O BSN E. Torgeson D. Koslo -3% 66% Foul Flyball: RF
b4 2-1 2 1-- O BSN S. Sisti D. Koslo -2% 64% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 2.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 2-3-4
t5 1-2 0 --- O NYG B. Rigney W. Spahn 3% 67% Flyball: LF
t5 1-2 1 --- NYG C. Hartung W. Spahn -4% 64% Single to LF
t5 1-2 1 1-- O NYG J. Mize W. Spahn 4% 68% Flyball: RF
t5 1-2 2 1-- O NYG W. Cooper W. Spahn 3% 71% Hartung Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Giants' Dave Koslo facing 9-1-2
b5 2-1 0 --- O BSN W. Spahn D. Koslo -2% 69% Groundout: P-1B
b5 2-1 1 --- O BSN C. Ryan D. Koslo -2% 67% Strikeout
b5 2-1 2 --- BSN J. Hopp D. Koslo 2% 69% Single to 2B; Hopp to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw)
b5 2-1 2 -2- O BSN M. McCormick D. Koslo -3% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 2.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 5-6-7
t6 1-2 0 --- O NYG W. Cooper W. Spahn 4% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-2 1 --- NYG W. Marshall W. Spahn -4% 66% Single to CF
t6 1-2 1 1-- O NYG B. Thomson W. Spahn 5% 70% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 1-2 2 1-- NYG J. Lohrke W. Spahn -3% 67% Walk; Thomson to 2B
t6 1-2 2 12- O NYG D. Koslo W. Spahn 7% 74% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Giants' Dave Koslo facing 4-5-6
b6 2-1 0 --- BSN B. Elliott D. Koslo 6% 80% Double to LF
b6 2-1 0 -2- O BSN T. Holmes D. Koslo -1% 79% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Elliott to 3B
b6 2-1 1 --3 BSN P. Masi D. Koslo 1% 81% Intentional Walk
b6 2-1 1 1-3 R BSN E. Torgeson D. Koslo 6% 87% Single to RF; Masi to 2B; Elliott Scores
b6 3-1 1 12- O BSN S. Sisti D. Koslo -2% 84% Flyball: CF
b6 3-1 2 12- O BSN W. Spahn D. Koslo -3% 82% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 3.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 1-2-3
t7 1-3 0 --- O NYG G. Gearhart W. Spahn 3% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-3 1 --- NYG B. Rigney W. Spahn -4% 81% Single to LF
t7 1-3 1 1-- NYG C. Hartung W. Spahn -6% 75% Single to 3B; Rigney to 2B
t7 1-3 1 12- O NYG J. Mize W. Spahn 7% 82% Flyball: CF
t7 1-3 2 12- O NYG W. Cooper W. Spahn 6% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Giants' Dave Koslo facing 1-2-3
b7 3-1 0 --- BSN C. Ryan D. Koslo 2% 90% Walk
b7 3-1 0 1-- O BSN J. Hopp D. Koslo -1% 90% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Ryan to 2B
b7 3-1 1 -2- R BSN M. McCormick D. Koslo 6% 96% Triple (CF-RF); Ryan Scores
Ken Trinkle replaces Dave Koslo pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-1 1 --3 R BSN B. Elliott K. Trinkle 1% 97% Single to RF; McCormick Scores
b7 5-1 1 1-- O BSN T. Holmes K. Trinkle -0% 97% Groundout: C-1B; Elliott to 2B
b7 5-1 2 -2- O BSN P. Masi K. Trinkle -0% 96% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 5.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-5, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 6-7-8
t8 1-5 0 --- NYG W. Marshall W. Spahn -2% 94% Single to RF
t8 1-5 0 1-- O NYG B. Thomson W. Spahn 2% 96% Lineout: 3B; Marshall to 2B/Adv on E5
t8 1-5 1 -2- O NYG J. Lohrke W. Spahn 2% 98% Popfly: 2B
Sid Gordon pinch hits for Ken Trinkle (P) batting 9th
t8 1-5 2 -2- O NYG S. Gordon W. Spahn 1% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 5-1, Giants' Larry Jansen facing 7-8-9
Larry Jansen replaces Sid Gordon (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-1 0 --- O BSN E. Torgeson L. Jansen -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 5-1 1 --- BSN S. Sisti L. Jansen 0% 99% Walk
b8 5-1 1 1-- BSN W. Spahn L. Jansen 0% 99% Single to CF; Sisti to 2B
b8 5-1 1 12- OO BSN C. Ryan L. Jansen -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 5.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-5, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 1-2-3
t9 1-5 0 --- NYG G. Gearhart W. Spahn -2% 97% Walk
t9 1-5 0 1-- O NYG B. Rigney W. Spahn 2% 98% Flyball: RF
t9 1-5 1 1-- OO NYG C. Hartung W. Spahn 2% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 5.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:BSN194704230
BackToBaseball.com Game Playback

  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

Box scores and play-by-play outputs produced by Sports Reference LLC. All Rights Reserved.