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BOS
@CHW
2
3
 
(10)
NYY
@CLE
1
0
WSH
@DET
5
2
PHA
@SLB
12
9
CIN
@BRO
1
7
CHC
@BSN
2
10
PIT
@NYG
2
3
STL
@PHI
2
4
Friday, August 4, 1950,
, Braves Field
Attendance: 16,910, Time of Game: 2:12
Cubs
2
41-54
 Lost 3 
6th, 17 GB
at Braves
10
56-41
 Won 3 
2nd, 3 GB
W: Warren Spahn (14-11)
L: Bob Rush (9-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  4  3
Braves          2  0  6   0  0  0   0  2  X   10 12  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wayne Terwilliger 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .231 .307 .363 .670 -0.049 0.48 0.000 -0.049 -0.8 3 2
Bill Serena 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .244 .348 .431 .779 0.022 0.34 0.040 -0.018 0.5 1 0
Preston Ward 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .252 .331 .432 .763 -0.045 0.42 0.000 -0.045 0.0 9 0
   Bob Borkowski PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .324 .399 .722 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Hank Sauer LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .270 .358 .494 .852 -0.032 0.33 0.003 -0.036 -0.5 4 0 2B
Andy Pafko CF 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .334 .428 .650 1.078 0.042 0.29 0.044 -0.002 1.6 0 0
Roy Smalley SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .248 .315 .458 .773 0.007 0.76 0.095 -0.089 -1.0 1 3
Hal Jeffcoat RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .200 .231 .307 .537 -0.074 0.56 0.000 -0.074 -0.8 4 0 GDP
Carl Sawatski C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .188 .000 .188 0.012 0.34 0.014 -0.003 -0.7 2 0
Bob Rush P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .183 .197 .200 .397 -0.049 1.79 0.000 -0.049 -0.5 0 1
   Monk Dubiel P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .074 .138 .111 .249 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.1 0 2
   Dutch Leonard P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125 .125 .125 .250 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 4 2 5 6 35 .133 .257 .167 .424 -0.167 0.46 0.196 -0.366 -2.4 24 8
2B: H Sauer (19, off W Spahn).
TB: H Sauer 2; H Jeffcoat; A Pafko; R Smalley.
GIDP: H Jeffcoat (7).
RBI: H Jeffcoat (5); A Pafko (61).
2-out RBI: H Jeffcoat.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Ward.
E: R Smalley (34); B Serena (17); A Pafko (6).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: R Smalley (1st base by W Spahn).

Boston Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roy Hartsfield 2B 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .269 .319 .355 .675 0.052 0.35 0.076 -0.024 0.3 2 2
Sam Jethroe CF 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .297 .363 .474 .837 0.021 0.35 0.040 -0.019 -0.3 2 0 SB
Earl Torgeson 1B 2 3 1 0 3 0 5 .290 .407 .485 .892 0.023 0.20 0.024 -0.001 1.3 8 1
Bob Elliott 3B 4 1 2 2 0 1 5 .279 .373 .505 .878 0.025 0.33 0.027 -0.001 1.3 0 3 2B,SH
Sid Gordon LF 2 1 1 2 3 0 5 .315 .429 .594 1.023 0.181 0.51 0.182 0.000 2.6 1 0 2B,IW
Walker Cooper C 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .323 .380 .527 .907 0.017 0.41 0.041 -0.024 0.2 7 0
Tommy Holmes RF 5 0 0 1 0 0 5 .308 .388 .462 .850 -0.012 0.29 0.005 -0.017 -1.8 1 0
Buddy Kerr SS 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .205 .282 .283 .565 0.015 0.17 0.026 -0.011 0.6 5 2
Warren Spahn P 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .253 .282 .253 .535 0.010 0.14 0.018 -0.008 1.9 1 2
Team Totals 36 10 12 10 7 2 44 .333 .442 .389 .831 0.332 0.31 0.439 -0.105 6.1 27 10
2B: S Gordon (16, off B Rush); B Elliott (14, off D Leonard).
SH: B Elliott (1, off B Rush).
IBB: S Gordon (5, by B Rush).
TB: B Elliott 3; R Hartsfield 2; S Gordon 2; W Spahn 2; S Jethroe 2; E Torgeson; B Kerr; W Cooper.
RBI: S Gordon 2 (60); B Elliott 2 (71); R Hartsfield (15); T Holmes (35); W Cooper (48); S Jethroe (37); B Kerr (28); W Spahn (10).
2-out RBI: S Gordon 2; B Kerr; W Spahn; R Hartsfield.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 6 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Hartsfield-B Kerr-E Torgeson.
E: E Torgeson (11).
Baserunning
SB: S Jethroe (29, 2nd base off B Rush/C Sawatski).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Rush, L (9-13) 2.2 5 8 4 3 0 0 3.93 17 21 -0.312 0.73 -5.0
Monk Dubiel 3.1 4 0 0 2 2 0 3.71 17 2 2 -0.020 0.06 -0.1
Dutch Leonard 2 3 2 2 2 0 0 4.81 10 0 0 0.000 0.00 -1.0
Team Totals 8 12 10 6 7 2 0 6.75 44 21 2 2 -0.332 0.31 -6.1

Boston Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Warren Spahn, W (14-11) 9 4 2 2 5 6 0 3.27 35 72 0.168 0.46 2.4
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 5 6 0 2.00 35 72 0.168 0.46 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Rush (3; S Gordon).
Pickoffs: W Spahn (2; R Smalley, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Augie Donatelli, 2B - (none), 3B - Lee Ballanfant.
Time of Game: 2:12.
Attendance: 16,910.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Boston Braves
1 Wayne Terwilliger 2B 1 Roy Hartsfield 2B
2 Bill Serena 3B 2 Sam Jethroe CF
3 Preston Ward 1B 3 Earl Torgeson 1B
4 Hank Sauer LF 4 Bob Elliott 3B
5 Andy Pafko CF 5 Sid Gordon LF
6 Roy Smalley SS 6 Walker Cooper C
7 Hal Jeffcoat RF 7 Tommy Holmes RF
8 Carl Sawatski C 8 Buddy Kerr SS
9 Bob Rush P 9 Warren Spahn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 1-3 RR BSN S. Gordon B. Rush 18% 73% Double (CF-RF); Torgeson Scores; Elliott Scores
t2 0-2 0 1-- CHC R. Smalley W. Spahn -10% 57% Single (CF-RF); Pafko to 3B
t2 0-2 1 1-3 O CHC C. Sawatski W. Spahn 8% 72% Smalley Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b3 2-0 0 --- BSN R. Hartsfield B. Rush 7% 84% Single to CF; Hartsfield to 3B/Adv on E8 (throw to 1B)
t2 0-2 0 1-3 O CHC H. Jeffcoat W. Spahn 7% 63% Strikeout

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' Warren Spahn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC W. Terwilliger W. Spahn 2% 52% Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 1 --- CHC B. Serena W. Spahn -4% 48% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to SS); Serena to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CHC P. Ward W. Spahn 3% 52% Lineout: 1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O CHC H. Sauer W. Spahn 3% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BSN R. Hartsfield B. Rush -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O BSN S. Jethroe B. Rush -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- BSN E. Torgeson B. Rush 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- BSN B. Elliott B. Rush 3% 55% Single to CF; Torgeson to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 RR BSN S. Gordon B. Rush 18% 73% Double (CF-RF); Torgeson Scores; Elliott Scores
b1 2-0 2 -2- O BSN W. Cooper B. Rush -2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- CHC A. Pafko W. Spahn -4% 66% Walk
t2 0-2 0 1-- CHC R. Smalley W. Spahn -10% 57% Single (CF-RF); Pafko to 3B
t2 0-2 0 1-3 O CHC H. Jeffcoat W. Spahn 7% 63% Strikeout
t2 0-2 1 1-3 O CHC C. Sawatski W. Spahn 8% 72% Smalley Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t2 0-2 2 --3 CHC C. Sawatski W. Spahn -1% 70% Walk
t2 0-2 2 1-3 O CHC B. Rush W. Spahn 5% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- O BSN T. Holmes B. Rush -2% 74% Lineout: SS
b2 2-0 1 --- O BSN B. Kerr B. Rush -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 2-0 2 --- O BSN W. Spahn B. Rush -1% 72% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 1-2-3
t3 0-2 0 --- O CHC W. Terwilliger W. Spahn 2% 74% Flyball: SS
t3 0-2 1 --- O CHC B. Serena W. Spahn 2% 76% Strikeout
t3 0-2 2 --- O CHC P. Ward W. Spahn 1% 77% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- BSN R. Hartsfield B. Rush 7% 84% Single to CF; Hartsfield to 3B/Adv on E8 (throw to 1B)
b3 2-0 0 --3 R BSN S. Jethroe B. Rush 3% 86% Single to RF; Hartsfield Scores
b3 3-0 0 1-- BSN E. Torgeson B. Rush 1% 88% Jethroe Steals 2B
b3 3-0 0 -2- BSN E. Torgeson B. Rush 1% 89% Walk
b3 3-0 0 12- O BSN B. Elliott B. Rush 0% 89% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Jethroe to 3B; Torgeson to 2B
b3 3-0 1 -23 BSN S. Gordon B. Rush 0% 89% Intentional Walk
b3 3-0 1 123 R BSN W. Cooper B. Rush 4% 93% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Jethroe Scores; Torgeson to 3B; Gordon to 2B
b3 4-0 1 123 RO BSN T. Holmes B. Rush 1% 93% Flyball: RF; Torgeson Scores/unER
b3 5-0 2 12- R BSN B. Kerr B. Rush 3% 96% Single to LF; Gordon Scores/unER; Cooper to 2B
Monk Dubiel replaces Bob Rush pitching and batting 9th
b3 6-0 2 12- R BSN W. Spahn M. Dubiel 2% 98% Single to RF; Cooper Scores/unER; Kerr to 3B
b3 7-0 2 1-3 R BSN R. Hartsfield M. Dubiel 1% 99% Single/Bunt (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Kerr Scores/unER; Spahn to 2B
b3 8-0 2 12- O BSN S. Jethroe M. Dubiel -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B
6 runs, 5 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 8.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-8, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 4-5-6
t4 0-8 0 --- O CHC H. Sauer W. Spahn 0% 99% Flyball: 2B
t4 0-8 1 --- O CHC A. Pafko W. Spahn 0% 99% Popfly: 3B-SS
t4 0-8 2 --- O CHC R. Smalley W. Spahn 0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 8.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 8-0, Cubs' Monk Dubiel facing 3-4-5
b4 8-0 0 --- O BSN E. Torgeson M. Dubiel -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b4 8-0 1 --- O BSN B. Elliott M. Dubiel -0% 99% Flyball: LF
b4 8-0 2 --- O BSN S. Gordon M. Dubiel -0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 8.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-8, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 7-8-9
t5 0-8 0 --- O CHC H. Jeffcoat W. Spahn 0% 99% Flyball: CF
t5 0-8 1 --- O CHC C. Sawatski W. Spahn 0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-8 2 --- O CHC M. Dubiel W. Spahn 0% 99% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 8.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 8-0, Cubs' Monk Dubiel facing 6-7-8
b5 8-0 0 --- BSN W. Cooper M. Dubiel 0% 99% Single
b5 8-0 0 1-- O BSN T. Holmes M. Dubiel -0% 99% Flyball: 2B
b5 8-0 1 1-- BSN B. Kerr M. Dubiel 0% 99% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Cooper to 2B
b5 8-0 1 12- BSN W. Spahn M. Dubiel 0% 100% Walk; Cooper to 3B; Kerr to 2B
b5 8-0 1 123 O BSN R. Hartsfield M. Dubiel -0% 99% Strikeout
b5 8-0 2 123 O BSN S. Jethroe M. Dubiel -0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 8.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-8, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 1-2-3
t6 0-8 0 --- O CHC W. Terwilliger W. Spahn 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-8 1 --- O CHC B. Serena W. Spahn 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t6 0-8 2 --- O CHC P. Ward W. Spahn 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 8-0, Cubs' Monk Dubiel facing 3-4-5
b6 8-0 0 --- BSN E. Torgeson M. Dubiel 0% 100% Single
b6 8-0 0 1-- O BSN B. Elliott M. Dubiel -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b6 8-0 1 1-- BSN S. Gordon M. Dubiel 0% 100% Walk; Torgeson to 2B
b6 8-0 1 12- O BSN W. Cooper M. Dubiel -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B; Torgeson to 3B; Gordon to 2B
b6 8-0 2 -23 O BSN T. Holmes M. Dubiel -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 8.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-8, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 4-5-6
t7 0-8 0 --- CHC H. Sauer W. Spahn -0% 99% Double to LF (LF Line)
t7 0-8 0 -2- CHC A. Pafko W. Spahn -0% 99% Walk
t7 0-8 0 12- O CHC R. Smalley W. Spahn 1% 99% Flyball: RF
t7 0-8 1 12- OO CHC H. Jeffcoat W. Spahn 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 8-0, Cubs' Dutch Leonard facing 8-9-1
Dutch Leonard replaces Monk Dubiel pitching and batting 9th
b7 8-0 0 --- O BSN B. Kerr D. Leonard -0% 100% Lineout: RF
b7 8-0 1 --- BSN W. Spahn D. Leonard 0% 100% Single
b7 8-0 1 1-- OO BSN R. Hartsfield D. Leonard -0% 100% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 8.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-8, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 8-9-1
t8 0-8 0 --- O CHC C. Sawatski W. Spahn 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 0-8 1 --- O CHC D. Leonard W. Spahn 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 0-8 2 --- O CHC W. Terwilliger W. Spahn 0% 100% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 8-0, Cubs' Dutch Leonard facing 2-3-4
b8 8-0 0 --- BSN S. Jethroe D. Leonard 0% 100% Single to CF
b8 8-0 0 1-- BSN E. Torgeson D. Leonard 0% 100% Walk; Jethroe to 2B
b8 8-0 0 12- RR BSN B. Elliott D. Leonard 0% 100% Double (LF-CF); Jethroe Scores; Torgeson Scores
b8 10-0 0 -2- BSN S. Gordon D. Leonard 0% 100% Walk
b8 10-0 0 12- O BSN W. Cooper D. Leonard 0% 100% Flyball: 2B
b8 10-0 1 12- O BSN T. Holmes D. Leonard 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
b8 10-0 2 12- O BSN B. Kerr D. Leonard -0% 100% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 10.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-10, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 2-3-4
t9 0-10 0 --- CHC B. Serena W. Spahn 0% 100% Walk
t9 0-10 0 1-- CHC P. Ward W. Spahn -0% 100% Walk; Serena to 2B
Bob Borkowski pinch runs for Preston Ward (1B) batting 3rd
t9 0-10 0 12- O CHC H. Sauer W. Spahn 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
t9 0-10 1 12- R CHC A. Pafko W. Spahn -0% 100% Single to LF; Serena Scores; Borkowski to 2B
t9 1-10 1 12- O CHC R. Smalley W. Spahn 0% 100% Flyball: SS
t9 1-10 2 12- R CHC H. Jeffcoat W. Spahn -0% 100% Single to LF; Borkowski Scores; Pafko to 2B
t9 2-10 2 12- O CHC C. Sawatski W. Spahn 0% 100% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 10.

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