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Series
Results
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@CHC
3
1
PHA
@CHC
9
3
CHC
@PHA
3
1
CHC
@PHA
8
10
CHC
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3
Tuesday, October 8, 1929,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 50,740, Time of Game: 2:03
Athletics
3
at Cubs
1
W: Howard Ehmke (1-0)
L: Charlie Root (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  2    3  6  1
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  8  2
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

Philadelphia Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Max Bishop 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.114 1.08 0.000 -0.114 -1.1 2 1
Mule Haas CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 -0.060 0.79 0.014 -0.074 -0.5 1 0
Mickey Cochrane C 3 1 1 0 1 0 .333 .833 -0.006 0.70 0.040 -0.046 0.1 14 1
Al Simmons LF 4 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.056 1.14 0.039 -0.095 -0.2 2 0
Jimmie Foxx 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .500 1.750 0.245 1.04 0.266 -0.021 2.0 4 0 HR
Bing Miller RF 4 0 1 2 0 1 .250 .500 -0.017 0.96 0.054 -0.071 0.8 3 0
Jimmy Dykes 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .500 -0.019 0.80 0.036 -0.054 -0.4 1 1
Joe Boley SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.160 1.03 0.000 -0.160 -2.4 0 0 GDP
Howard Ehmke P 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 -0.027 0.69 0.028 -0.054 -0.7 0 2
Team Totals 34 3 6 3 2 5 .176 .487 -0.214 0.91 0.477 -0.689 -2.4 27 5
HR: J Foxx (1, off C Root; 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
TB: J Foxx 5; B Miller; H Ehmke; J Dykes; M Cochrane.
GIDP: J Boley (1).
RBI: B Miller 2 (2); J Foxx (1).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
E: J Dykes (1).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Norm McMillan 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .500 -0.081 1.19 0.027 -0.108 -0.4 1 2
Woody English SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 .500 1.250 0.024 1.30 0.111 -0.087 0.7 1 3 2B
Rogers Hornsby 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.174 1.25 0.000 -0.174 -1.5 1 3
Hack Wilson CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.139 1.18 0.000 -0.139 -1.3 3 0
Kiki Cuyler RF 4 1 1 0 0 2 .250 .500 0.056 1.13 0.110 -0.054 0.3 1 0
Riggs Stephenson LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 .500 1.000 0.129 1.44 0.169 -0.039 1.1 4 0
Charlie Grimm 1B 2 0 2 0 1 0 1.000 2.000 0.091 1.65 0.125 -0.034 0.3 8 0 CS,SH
Zack Taylor C 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.057 1.00 0.000 -0.057 -0.5 6 0
   Cliff Heathcote PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.156 2.88 0.000 -0.156 -0.8
   Mike Gonzalez C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
   Footsie Blair PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.112 4.92 0.000 -0.112 -0.5
Charlie Root P 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.050 0.94 0.000 -0.050 -0.5 0 0
   Gabby Hartnett PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.131 4.20 0.000 -0.131 -0.7
   Guy Bush P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
   Chick Tolson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.112 3.82 0.000 -0.112 -0.6
Team Totals 34 1 8 1 1 13 .235 .522 -0.712 1.56 0.542 -1.253 -4.4 27 10
2B: W English (1, off H Ehmke).
SH: C Grimm (1, off H Ehmke).
TB: W English 3; C Grimm 2; R Stephenson 2; K Cuyler; N McMillan.
RBI: R Stephenson (1).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. W English-R Hornsby-C Grimm.
E: W English 2 (2).
Baserunning
CS: C Grimm (1, 2nd base by H Ehmke/M Cochrane).

Philadelphia Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Howard Ehmke, W (1-0) 9 8 1 0 1 13 0 0.00 36 81 0.713 1.56 4.4
Team Totals 9 8 1 0 1 13 0 0.00 36 81 0.713 1.56 4.4

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Root, L (0-1) 7 3 1 1 2 5 1 1.29 25 70 0.279 0.95 3.2
Guy Bush 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 11 0 0 -0.066 0.84 -0.8
Team Totals 9 6 3 1 2 5 1 1.00 36 70 0 0 0.213 0.91 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Klem, 1B - Bill Dinneen, 2B - Charlie Moran, 3B - Roy Van Graflan.
Time of Game: 2:03.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Athletics         Chicago Cubs
1 Max Bishop 2B 1 Norm McMillan 3B
2 Mule Haas CF 2 Woody English SS
3 Mickey Cochrane C 3 Rogers Hornsby 2B
4 Al Simmons LF 4 Hack Wilson CF
5 Jimmie Foxx 1B 5 Kiki Cuyler RF
6 Bing Miller RF 6 Riggs Stephenson LF
7 Jimmy Dykes 3B 7 Charlie Grimm 1B
8 Joe Boley SS 8 Zack Taylor C
9 Howard Ehmke P 9 Charlie Root P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 0-0 1 --- R PHA J. Foxx C. Root 19% 64% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
b7 0-1 1 -23 O CHC C. Heathcote H. Ehmke 16% 59% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b7 0-1 2 -23 O CHC G. Hartnett H. Ehmke 13% 72% Strikeout
b9 1-3 2 1-3 O CHC C. Tolson H. Ehmke 11% 100% Strikeout
b9 1-3 1 12- O CHC F. Blair H. Ehmke 11% 89% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Stephenson to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Charlie Root facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PHA M. Bishop C. Root -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- O PHA M. Haas C. Root -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- PHA M. Cochrane C. Root 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O PHA A. Simmons C. Root -2% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Howard Ehmke facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC N. McMillan H. Ehmke 2% 47% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-0 1 --- CHC W. English H. Ehmke -2% 45% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CHC R. Hornsby H. Ehmke 3% 48% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CHC H. Wilson H. Ehmke 2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Charlie Root facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- PHA J. Foxx C. Root 4% 54% Single to LF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O PHA B. Miller C. Root -4% 50% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 1-- PHA J. Dykes C. Root 4% 54% Single to LF; Foxx to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- OO PHA J. Boley C. Root -9% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Howard Ehmke facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHC K. Cuyler H. Ehmke 2% 47% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Stephenson H. Ehmke 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 --- CHC C. Grimm H. Ehmke -1% 47% Single (LF-CF)
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CHC Z. Taylor H. Ehmke 3% 50% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Charlie Root facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O PHA H. Ehmke C. Root -3% 47% Foul Flyball: 3B
t3 0-0 1 --- O PHA M. Bishop C. Root -2% 45% Lineout: SS
t3 0-0 2 --- PHA M. Haas C. Root 1% 47% Walk
t3 0-0 2 1-- O PHA M. Cochrane C. Root -3% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Howard Ehmke facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O CHC C. Root H. Ehmke 3% 47% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- CHC N. McMillan H. Ehmke -3% 44% Single to CF
b3 0-0 1 1-- CHC W. English H. Ehmke -9% 35% Double to RF; McMillan to 3B
b3 0-0 1 -23 O CHC R. Hornsby H. Ehmke 8% 43% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 -23 O CHC H. Wilson H. Ehmke 7% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Charlie Root facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O PHA A. Simmons C. Root -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 1 --- O PHA J. Foxx C. Root -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O PHA B. Miller C. Root -1% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Howard Ehmke facing 5-6-7
b4 0-0 0 --- O CHC K. Cuyler H. Ehmke 3% 46% Strikeout
b4 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Stephenson H. Ehmke 2% 49% Lineout: 3B
b4 0-0 2 --- CHC C. Grimm H. Ehmke -2% 47% Walk
b4 0-0 2 1-- O CHC Z. Taylor H. Ehmke 3% 50% Grimm Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Charlie Root facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- O PHA J. Dykes C. Root -3% 47% Strikeout
t5 0-0 1 --- O PHA J. Boley C. Root -2% 44% Strikeout
t5 0-0 2 --- O PHA H. Ehmke C. Root -2% 43% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Howard Ehmke facing 8-9-1
b5 0-0 0 --- O CHC Z. Taylor H. Ehmke 3% 46% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
b5 0-0 1 --- O CHC C. Root H. Ehmke 2% 48% Strikeout
b5 0-0 2 --- O CHC N. McMillan H. Ehmke 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Charlie Root facing 1-2-3
t6 0-0 0 --- O PHA M. Bishop C. Root -4% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- O PHA M. Haas C. Root -3% 44% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t6 0-0 2 --- O PHA M. Cochrane C. Root -2% 42% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Howard Ehmke facing 2-3-4
b6 0-0 0 --- O CHC W. English H. Ehmke 4% 45% Strikeout
b6 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Hornsby H. Ehmke 3% 48% Strikeout
b6 0-0 2 --- O CHC H. Wilson H. Ehmke 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Charlie Root facing 4-5-6
t7 0-0 0 --- O PHA A. Simmons C. Root -4% 46% Lineout: CF
t7 0-0 1 --- R PHA J. Foxx C. Root 19% 64% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
t7 1-0 1 --- O PHA B. Miller C. Root -2% 62% Flyball: RF
t7 1-0 2 --- O PHA J. Dykes C. Root -2% 61% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Howard Ehmke facing 5-6-7
b7 0-1 0 --- CHC K. Cuyler H. Ehmke -7% 53% Single
b7 0-1 0 1-- CHC R. Stephenson H. Ehmke -10% 43% Single to LF; Cuyler to 2B
b7 0-1 0 12- O CHC C. Grimm H. Ehmke 0% 43% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Cuyler to 3B; Stephenson to 2B
Cliff Heathcote pinch hits for Zack Taylor (C) batting 8th
b7 0-1 1 -23 O CHC C. Heathcote H. Ehmke 16% 59% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
Gabby Hartnett pinch hits for Charlie Root (P) batting 9th
b7 0-1 2 -23 O CHC G. Hartnett H. Ehmke 13% 72% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Guy Bush facing 8-9-1
Guy Bush replaces Gabby Hartnett (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Mike Gonzalez replaces Cliff Heathcote (PH) playing C batting 8th
t8 1-0 0 --- O PHA J. Boley G. Bush -3% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-0 1 --- PHA H. Ehmke G. Bush 3% 72% Single to RF (Fly Ball)
t8 1-0 1 1-- O PHA M. Bishop G. Bush -3% 69% Flyball: LF
t8 1-0 2 1-- O PHA M. Haas G. Bush -3% 66% Flyball: CF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Howard Ehmke facing 1-2-3
b8 0-1 0 --- O CHC N. McMillan H. Ehmke 7% 73% Flyball: CF
b8 0-1 1 --- O CHC W. English H. Ehmke 5% 78% Flyball: RF
b8 0-1 2 --- O CHC R. Hornsby H. Ehmke 4% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Guy Bush facing 3-4-5
t9 1-0 0 --- PHA M. Cochrane G. Bush 3% 84% Single to RF
t9 1-0 0 1-- PHA A. Simmons G. Bush 4% 88% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Cochrane to 2B; Simmons to 1B
t9 1-0 0 12- PHA J. Foxx G. Bush 4% 93% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Cochrane to 3B; Simmons to 2B; Foxx to 1B
t9 1-0 0 123 RR PHA B. Miller G. Bush 5% 98% Single to CF; Cochrane Scores/unER; Simmons Scores/unER; Foxx to 3B
t9 3-0 0 1-3 O PHA J. Dykes G. Bush -1% 97% Fielder's Choice P; Foxx out at Hm/P-C; Miller to 3B; Dykes to 2B
t9 3-0 1 -23 O PHA J. Boley G. Bush -2% 96% Fielder's Choice P; Miller out at Hm/P-C; Dykes to 3B; Boley to 1B
t9 3-0 2 1-3 O PHA H. Ehmke G. Bush -1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Howard Ehmke facing 4-5-6
b9 0-3 0 --- O CHC H. Wilson H. Ehmke 3% 98% Lineout: P-1B
b9 0-3 1 --- CHC K. Cuyler H. Ehmke -4% 94% Reached on E5 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball); Cuyler to 2B
b9 0-3 1 -2- R CHC R. Stephenson H. Ehmke -7% 87% Single to CF; Cuyler Scores/unER
b9 1-3 1 1-- CHC C. Grimm H. Ehmke -10% 78% Single to RF; Stephenson to 2B
Footsie Blair pinch hits for Mike Gonzalez (C) batting 8th
b9 1-3 1 12- O CHC F. Blair H. Ehmke 11% 89% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Stephenson to 3B
Chick Tolson pinch hits for Guy Bush (P) batting 9th
b9 1-3 2 1-3 O CHC C. Tolson H. Ehmke 11% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Cubs 1.

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