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Scores
Standings
BOS
@CHW
1
3
NYY
@CLE
1
5
WSH
@DET
12
4
PHA
@SLB
4
2
CIN
@BRO
6
5
CHC
@BSN
3
0
STL
@NYG
14
6
PIT
@PHI
5
3
Wednesday, June 21, 1950,
, Braves Field
Attendance: 11,317, Time of Game: 1:51
Cubs
3
27-25
 Won 2 
5th, 5 GB
at Braves
0
30-26
 Lost 3 
4th, 4 GB
L: Vern Bickford (5-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  1    3  5  1
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  8  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bob Ramazzotti 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .246 .278 .333 .611 -0.055 0.72 0.011 -0.066 -0.3 8 4
Rube Walker C 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .250 .270 .389 .659 -0.008 0.58 0.039 -0.047 0.8 2 0 2B
   Emil Verban PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .154 .083 .237 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Mickey Owen C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .234 .247 .481 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Phil Cavarretta 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .290 .389 .452 .841 -0.010 0.37 0.015 -0.025 -0.5 14 1
Hank Sauer LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .297 .398 .530 .928 -0.072 0.68 0.000 -0.072 -1.0 0 0
Andy Pafko CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .329 .439 .555 .994 0.050 0.62 0.083 -0.033 -0.0 1 0 2B
Ron Northey RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .255 .374 .536 .910 -0.075 0.78 0.000 -0.075 -0.6 1 0
Bill Serena 3B 3 1 1 2 0 1 3 .244 .342 .407 .749 0.177 1.05 0.214 -0.037 1.1 0 6 HR
Roy Smalley SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .261 .335 .479 .814 -0.039 0.53 0.000 -0.039 -0.5 0 3
Johnny Schmitz P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .135 .158 .162 .320 -0.027 0.35 0.000 -0.027 -0.3 1 6
Team Totals 32 3 5 3 0 9 32 .156 .156 .313 .469 -0.059 0.63 0.362 -0.421 -1.4 27 20
2B: A Pafko (8, off V Bickford); R Walker (4, off V Bickford).
HR: B Serena (4, off V Bickford, 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
TB: B Serena 4; A Pafko 2; R Walker 2; P Cavarretta; B Ramazzotti.
RBI: B Serena 2 (18); R Walker (9).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 3. B Serena-B Ramazzotti-P Cavarretta 2; R Smalley-B Ramazzotti-P Cavarretta.
E: B Ramazzotti (5).

Boston Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roy Hartsfield 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .255 .356 .353 .709 -0.062 1.21 0.040 -0.102 -0.5 0 1
Sam Jethroe CF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .287 .351 .466 .816 0.203 1.75 0.218 -0.015 1.4 2 0 2·SB
Earl Torgeson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .288 .407 .423 .830 0.011 1.84 0.079 -0.068 -0.2 7 1
Bob Elliott 3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .254 .340 .473 .814 0.037 0.92 0.037 0.000 0.4 0 0
   Gene Mauch PR-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .219 .315 .297 .612 -0.074 1.75 0.000 -0.074 -0.6 0 1
   Walker Cooper PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .297 .346 .497 .843 0.024 3.20 0.024 0.000 0.2 IW
   Sibby Sisti PR-3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .174 .345 .239 .584 0.089 3.93 0.089 0.000 0.4 1 0
Luis Olmo LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .204 .328 .370 .698 -0.538 3.48 0.000 -0.538 -3.5 0 0 2·GDP
Tommy Holmes RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .375 .461 .580 1.040 0.162 1.02 0.173 -0.011 1.3 2 0 2B
Paul Burris C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .211 .222 .433 -0.235 1.89 0.000 -0.235 -1.8 11 0 GDP
Buddy Kerr SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .210 .272 .276 .548 -0.056 1.13 0.027 -0.084 -0.4 3 5
Vern Bickford P 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .098 .159 .098 .257 -0.104 1.48 0.000 -0.104 -0.8 1 0 SH
   Del Crandall PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .195 .250 .232 .482 -0.016 0.55 0.000 -0.016 -0.3
Team Totals 31 0 8 0 4 2 36 .258 .343 .290 .633 -0.559 1.78 0.687 -1.247 -4.4 27 8
2B: T Holmes (9, off J Schmitz).
SH: V Bickford (4, off J Schmitz).
IBB: W Cooper (2, by J Schmitz).
TB: T Holmes 3; S Jethroe 2; E Torgeson; B Kerr; B Elliott; R Hartsfield.
GIDP: L Olmo 2 (2); P Burris (1).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 11.
Baserunning
SB: S Jethroe 2 (17, 3rd base off J Schmitz/R Walker, 2nd base off J Schmitz/R Walker).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Schmitz, W (7-3) 9 8 0 0 4 2 0 3.57 36 69 0.559 1.78 4.4
Team Totals 9 8 0 0 4 2 0 0.00 36 69 0.559 1.78 4.4

Boston Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vern Bickford, L (5-6) 9 5 3 3 0 9 1 3.73 32 74 0.059 0.63 1.4
Team Totals 9 5 3 3 0 9 1 3.00 32 74 0.059 0.63 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Schmitz (1; W Cooper).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Lee Ballanfant, 2B - (none), 3B - Al Barlick.
Time of Game: 1:51.
Attendance: 11,317.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Boston Braves
1 Bob Ramazzotti 2B 1 Roy Hartsfield 2B
2 Rube Walker C 2 Sam Jethroe CF
3 Phil Cavarretta 1B 3 Earl Torgeson 1B
4 Hank Sauer LF 4 Bob Elliott 3B
5 Andy Pafko CF 5 Luis Olmo LF
6 Ron Northey RF 6 Tommy Holmes RF
7 Bill Serena 3B 7 Paul Burris C
8 Roy Smalley SS 8 Buddy Kerr SS
9 Johnny Schmitz P 9 Vern Bickford P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 0-2 1 123 OO BSN L. Olmo J. Schmitz 30% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t5 0-0 1 -2- RR CHC B. Serena V. Bickford 21% 74% Home Run (Deep LF); Pafko Scores
b6 0-2 2 123 O BSN L. Olmo J. Schmitz 12% 82% Flyball: CF
b5 0-2 0 1-- OO BSN P. Burris J. Schmitz 11% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b8 0-2 1 1-3 BSN S. Sisti J. Schmitz -9% 63% Walk; Torgeson to 2B

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' Vern Bickford facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Ramazzotti V. Bickford -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Walker V. Bickford -2% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC P. Cavarretta V. Bickford -1% 45% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Johnny Schmitz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BSN R. Hartsfield J. Schmitz 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O BSN S. Jethroe J. Schmitz 2% 49% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O BSN E. Torgeson J. Schmitz 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHC H. Sauer V. Bickford -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O CHC A. Pafko V. Bickford -2% 46% Flyball: SS
t2 0-0 2 --- O CHC R. Northey V. Bickford -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Johnny Schmitz facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- BSN B. Elliott J. Schmitz -4% 41% Single (Ground Ball)
Gene Mauch pinch runs for Bob Elliott (3B) batting 4th
b2 0-0 0 1-- OO BSN L. Olmo J. Schmitz 8% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O BSN T. Holmes J. Schmitz 1% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 7-8-9
Gene Mauch moves from PR to 3B
t3 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Serena V. Bickford -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Smalley V. Bickford -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 --- O CHC J. Schmitz V. Bickford -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Johnny Schmitz facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O BSN P. Burris J. Schmitz 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- BSN B. Kerr J. Schmitz -3% 44% Single
b3 0-0 1 1-- O BSN V. Bickford J. Schmitz 2% 46% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Kerr to 2B
b3 0-0 2 -2- O BSN R. Hartsfield J. Schmitz 4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Ramazzotti V. Bickford -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Walker V. Bickford -2% 45% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 --- CHC P. Cavarretta V. Bickford 2% 47% Single to RF
t4 0-0 2 1-- O CHC H. Sauer V. Bickford -3% 44% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Johnny Schmitz facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- BSN S. Jethroe J. Schmitz -4% 40% Single to LF
b4 0-0 0 1-- BSN E. Torgeson J. Schmitz -3% 37% Jethroe Steals 2B
b4 0-0 0 -2- O BSN E. Torgeson J. Schmitz 1% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B; Jethroe to 3B
b4 0-0 1 --3 O BSN G. Mauch J. Schmitz 7% 45% Groundout: P-1B
b4 0-0 2 --3 O BSN L. Olmo J. Schmitz 5% 50% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- CHC A. Pafko V. Bickford 8% 58% Double (Ground Ball)
t5 0-0 0 -2- O CHC R. Northey V. Bickford -6% 53% Strikeout
t5 0-0 1 -2- RR CHC B. Serena V. Bickford 21% 74% Home Run (Deep LF); Pafko Scores
t5 2-0 1 --- O CHC R. Smalley V. Bickford -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- O CHC J. Schmitz V. Bickford -1% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Johnny Schmitz facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- BSN T. Holmes J. Schmitz -5% 67% Walk
b5 0-2 0 1-- OO BSN P. Burris J. Schmitz 11% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 0-2 2 --- O BSN B. Kerr J. Schmitz 1% 79% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 1-2-3
t6 2-0 0 --- O CHC B. Ramazzotti V. Bickford -2% 77% Foul Flyball: C
t6 2-0 1 --- O CHC R. Walker V. Bickford -1% 76% Flyball: CF
t6 2-0 2 --- O CHC P. Cavarretta V. Bickford -1% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Johnny Schmitz facing 9-1-2
b6 0-2 0 --- O BSN V. Bickford J. Schmitz 3% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-2 1 --- BSN R. Hartsfield J. Schmitz -4% 74% Single/Bunt
b6 0-2 1 1-- BSN S. Jethroe J. Schmitz -6% 68% Walk; Hartsfield to 2B
b6 0-2 1 12- O BSN E. Torgeson J. Schmitz 4% 73% Groundout: 1B-P; Hartsfield to 3B; Jethroe to 2B
Walker Cooper pinch hits for Gene Mauch (3B) batting 4th
b6 0-2 2 -23 BSN W. Cooper J. Schmitz -2% 70% Intentional Walk
Sibby Sisti pinch runs for Walker Cooper (PH) batting 4th
b6 0-2 2 123 O BSN L. Olmo J. Schmitz 12% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 4-5-6
Sibby Sisti moves from PR to 3B
t7 2-0 0 --- O CHC H. Sauer V. Bickford -2% 81% Foul Flyball: C
t7 2-0 1 --- O CHC A. Pafko V. Bickford -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-0 2 --- O CHC R. Northey V. Bickford -1% 79% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Johnny Schmitz facing 6-7-8
b7 0-2 0 --- BSN T. Holmes J. Schmitz -7% 72% Single
b7 0-2 0 1-- O BSN P. Burris J. Schmitz 6% 78% Flyball: 2B
b7 0-2 1 1-- O BSN B. Kerr J. Schmitz 4% 82% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Kerr to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw)
b7 0-2 2 -2- O BSN V. Bickford J. Schmitz 5% 87% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 7-8-9
t8 2-0 0 --- O CHC B. Serena V. Bickford -1% 86% Strikeout
t8 2-0 1 --- O CHC R. Smalley V. Bickford -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-0 2 --- O CHC J. Schmitz V. Bickford -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Johnny Schmitz facing 1-2-3
b8 0-2 0 --- O BSN R. Hartsfield J. Schmitz 4% 88% Strikeout
b8 0-2 1 --- BSN S. Jethroe J. Schmitz -5% 83% Single to LF
b8 0-2 1 1-- BSN E. Torgeson J. Schmitz -8% 75% Single (Ground Ball); Jethroe to 2B
b8 0-2 1 12- BSN S. Sisti J. Schmitz -3% 72% Jethroe Steals 3B
b8 0-2 1 1-3 BSN S. Sisti J. Schmitz -9% 63% Walk; Torgeson to 2B
b8 0-2 1 123 OO BSN L. Olmo J. Schmitz 30% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 1-2-3
t9 2-0 0 --- CHC B. Ramazzotti V. Bickford 1% 94% Single
t9 2-0 0 1-- R CHC R. Walker V. Bickford 4% 98% Double to CF (Deep CF); Ramazzotti Scores
Emil Verban pinch runs for Rube Walker (C) batting 2nd
t9 3-0 0 -2- O CHC P. Cavarretta V. Bickford -1% 97% Flyball: SS
t9 3-0 1 -2- O CHC H. Sauer V. Bickford -1% 97% Strikeout
t9 3-0 2 -2- O CHC A. Pafko V. Bickford -1% 96% Flyball: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Johnny Schmitz facing 6-7-8
Mickey Owen replaces Emil Verban (PR) playing C batting 2nd
b9 0-3 0 --- BSN T. Holmes J. Schmitz -5% 91% Double to LF
b9 0-3 0 -2- O BSN P. Burris J. Schmitz 4% 95% Groundout: P-1B
b9 0-3 1 -2- O BSN B. Kerr J. Schmitz 3% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
Del Crandall pinch hits for Vern Bickford (P) batting 9th
b9 0-3 2 -2- O BSN D. Crandall J. Schmitz 2% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Braves 0.

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