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Standings
WSH
@BOS
1
4
CHW
@CLE
1
14
SLB
@DET
2
12
PHA
@NYY
5
6
BSN
@BRO
7
4
CIN
@CHC
4
0
PIT
@STL
6
4
Thursday, July 8, 1948,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 12,597, Time of Game: 2:14
Reds
4
35-39
 Won 4 
7th, 8 GB
at Cubs
0
30-43
 Lost 2 
8th, 12½ GB
L: Bob Rush (2-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            2  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  1    4  9  0
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  1

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank Baumholtz CF 4 2 2 0 1 0 5 .277 .309 .348 .657 0.047 0.64 0.075 -0.028 0.7 1 0 SB
Bobby Adams 2B 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .319 .396 .457 .854 0.078 1.06 0.095 -0.017 0.9 2 2
   Benny Zientara PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .185 .229 .210 .439 -0.001 -.01 0.007 -0.007 0.5 0 0 SH
Augie Galan RF 3 1 2 1 1 0 5 .283 .469 .483 .952 0.072 0.89 0.127 -0.055 0.8 1 0 CS,SH
Hank Sauer LF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .266 .357 .560 .917 -0.102 0.84 0.000 -0.102 -2.1 1 0
Ted Kluszewski 1B 3 0 2 0 2 0 5 .279 .331 .471 .803 0.049 0.68 0.061 -0.012 1.1 7 1 2·IW
Danny Litwhiler 3B 5 0 0 2 0 1 5 .296 .382 .492 .874 0.011 1.01 0.042 -0.031 0.6 1 0
Virgil Stallcup SS 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .232 .259 .317 .575 -0.073 0.65 0.005 -0.078 -1.5 0 3
Ray Lamanno C 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .241 .346 .278 .624 -0.008 0.56 0.025 -0.033 0.1 13 0
Ewell Blackwell P 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .333 .333 .433 .767 -0.066 0.67 0.000 -0.066 -1.4 1 2
Team Totals 35 4 9 3 6 8 43 .257 .366 .257 .623 0.007 0.74 0.437 -0.429 -0.3 27 8
SH: B Zientara (4, off J Dobernic); A Galan (2, off J Dobernic).
IBB: T Kluszewski 2 (7, 1 by J Dobernic, 1 by B Rush).
TB: F Baumholtz 2; A Galan 2; T Kluszewski 2; R Lamanno; B Adams; V Stallcup.
RBI: D Litwhiler 2 (27); A Galan (13).
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Baserunning
SB: F Baumholtz (6, 2nd base off B Rush/R Walker).
CS: A Galan (1, 2nd base by B Rush/R Walker).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Hank Schenz 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .267 .317 .328 .645 -0.120 1.11 0.000 -0.120 -0.9 5 2
Eddie Waitkus 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .316 .379 .434 .814 -0.086 0.86 0.000 -0.086 -0.7 9 0
Hal Jeffcoat CF 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .292 .320 .368 .688 0.091 0.77 0.116 -0.025 0.6 0 0 2B
Andy Pafko 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .332 .406 .538 .945 0.076 1.20 0.138 -0.061 0.5 0 2
Bill Nicholson RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .268 .379 .496 .875 -0.187 1.66 0.000 -0.187 -1.6 2 0
Phil Cavarretta LF 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .240 .318 .354 .672 -0.063 1.45 0.054 -0.117 -0.0 1 0 2B
Rube Walker C 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 .211 .277 .263 .540 0.102 1.66 0.152 -0.050 0.5 8 1 2B
   Clyde McCullough PR-C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .180 .232 .202 .434 -0.014 0.51 0.000 -0.014 -0.3 0 0
Roy Smalley SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .155 .216 .217 .433 -0.164 2.10 0.000 -0.164 -1.2 2 6
   Bob Scheffing PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .301 .348 .438 .785 -0.005 0.20 0.000 -0.005 -0.3
Bob Rush P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .105 .105 .158 .263 -0.065 1.35 0.000 -0.065 -0.5 0 1
   Clarence Maddern PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .245 .280 .392 .673 -0.058 2.12 0.000 -0.058 -0.3
   Jess Dobernic P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 34 0 7 0 1 13 35 .206 .229 .294 .523 -0.493 1.28 0.460 -0.952 -4.3 27 13
2B: H Jeffcoat (9, off E Blackwell); R Walker (4, off E Blackwell); P Cavarretta (3, off E Blackwell).
TB: H Jeffcoat 3; R Walker 3; A Pafko 2; P Cavarretta 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Walker-H Schenz.
E: A Pafko (14).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ewell Blackwell, W (6-5) 9 7 0 0 1 13 0 4.42 35 85 0.492 1.28 4.3
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 1 13 0 0.00 35 85 0.492 1.28 4.3

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Rush, L (2-6) 7 6 2 2 3 8 0 4.65 29 62 0.056 0.90 1.3
Jess Dobernic 2 3 2 1 3 0 0 2.28 14 0 0 -0.064 0.38 -1.0
Team Totals 9 9 4 3 6 8 0 3.00 43 62 0 0 -0.008 0.74 0.3
Balks: None.
WP: B Rush (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Dobernic (2; T Kluszewski); B Rush (3; T Kluszewski).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Stewart, 1B - Butch Henline, 2B - (none), 3B - Jocko Conlan.
Time of Game: 2:14.
Attendance: 12,597.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Chicago Cubs
1 Frank Baumholtz CF 1 Hank Schenz 2B
2 Bobby Adams 2B 2 Eddie Waitkus 1B
3 Augie Galan RF 3 Hal Jeffcoat CF
4 Hank Sauer LF 4 Andy Pafko 3B
5 Ted Kluszewski 1B 5 Bill Nicholson RF
6 Danny Litwhiler 3B 6 Phil Cavarretta LF
7 Virgil Stallcup SS 7 Rube Walker C
8 Ray Lamanno C 8 Roy Smalley SS
9 Ewell Blackwell P 9 Bob Rush P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 0-2 1 1-3 O CHC B. Nicholson E. Blackwell 10% 75% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 0-2 0 --- CHC R. Walker E. Blackwell -10% 69% Double to LF
b6 0-2 1 1-- CHC A. Pafko E. Blackwell -10% 65% Single to RF; Jeffcoat to 3B
t1 0-0 0 12- R CIN A. Galan B. Rush 9% 68% Single to LF; Baumholtz Scores; Adams to 2B
b4 0-2 0 --- CHC H. Jeffcoat E. Blackwell -8% 63% Double to RF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CIN F. Baumholtz B. Rush 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- CIN B. Adams B. Rush 2% 56% Baumholtz Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- CIN B. Adams B. Rush 3% 59% Walk
t1 0-0 0 12- R CIN A. Galan B. Rush 9% 68% Single to LF; Baumholtz Scores; Adams to 2B
t1 1-0 0 12- O CIN H. Sauer B. Rush -5% 64% Flyball: SS
t1 1-0 1 12- CIN T. Kluszewski B. Rush 4% 68% Wild Pitch; Adams to 3B; Galan to 2B
t1 1-0 1 -23 CIN T. Kluszewski B. Rush 1% 69% Intentional Walk
t1 1-0 1 123 RO CIN D. Litwhiler B. Rush 1% 70% Flyball: RF; Adams Scores; Galan to 3B
t1 2-0 2 1-3 O CIN V. Stallcup B. Rush -4% 66% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O CHC H. Schenz E. Blackwell 2% 68% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- O CHC E. Waitkus E. Blackwell 2% 70% Flyball: LF
b1 0-2 2 --- O CHC H. Jeffcoat E. Blackwell 1% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- O CIN R. Lamanno B. Rush -2% 69% Strikeout
t2 2-0 1 --- O CIN E. Blackwell B. Rush -1% 68% Strikeout
t2 2-0 2 --- CIN F. Baumholtz B. Rush 1% 69% Single to CF
t2 2-0 2 1-- CIN B. Adams B. Rush 2% 71% Single to CF; Baumholtz to 3B
t2 2-0 2 1-3 O CIN A. Galan B. Rush -4% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- CHC A. Pafko E. Blackwell -4% 63% Single to LF
b2 0-2 0 1-- O CHC B. Nicholson E. Blackwell 4% 67% Flyball: RF
b2 0-2 1 1-- CHC P. Cavarretta E. Blackwell -4% 63% Walk; Pafko to 2B
b2 0-2 1 12- O CHC R. Walker E. Blackwell 5% 68% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-2 2 12- O CHC R. Smalley E. Blackwell 5% 72% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 4-5-6
t3 2-0 0 --- O CIN H. Sauer B. Rush -2% 71% Strikeout
t3 2-0 1 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski B. Rush -1% 69% Groundout: P-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- O CIN D. Litwhiler B. Rush -1% 69% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- O CHC B. Rush E. Blackwell 3% 71% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-2 1 --- O CHC H. Schenz E. Blackwell 2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O CHC E. Waitkus E. Blackwell 1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- O CIN V. Stallcup B. Rush -2% 72% Strikeout
t4 2-0 1 --- CIN R. Lamanno B. Rush 2% 74% Single to CF
t4 2-0 1 1-- O CIN E. Blackwell B. Rush -2% 72% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-0 2 1-- O CIN F. Baumholtz B. Rush -2% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- CHC H. Jeffcoat E. Blackwell -8% 63% Double to RF
b4 0-2 0 -2- O CHC A. Pafko E. Blackwell 5% 68% Strikeout
b4 0-2 1 -2- O CHC B. Nicholson E. Blackwell 4% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B; Jeffcoat to 3B
b4 0-2 2 --3 O CHC P. Cavarretta E. Blackwell 4% 76% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 2-3-4
t5 2-0 0 --- O CIN B. Adams B. Rush -2% 75% Flyball: RF
t5 2-0 1 --- CIN A. Galan B. Rush 2% 76% Single to CF
t5 2-0 1 1-- OO CIN H. Sauer B. Rush -4% 73% Double Play: Strikeout, Galan Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 7-8-9
b5 0-2 0 --- CHC R. Walker E. Blackwell -5% 67% Single to CF
b5 0-2 0 1-- O CHC R. Smalley E. Blackwell 5% 72% Flyball: 2B
b5 0-2 1 1-- O CHC B. Rush E. Blackwell 4% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-2 2 1-- O CHC H. Schenz E. Blackwell 3% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 5-6-7
t6 2-0 0 --- CIN T. Kluszewski B. Rush 2% 81% Single to 2B
t6 2-0 0 1-- O CIN D. Litwhiler B. Rush -2% 79% Flyball: 1B
t6 2-0 1 1-- O CIN V. Stallcup B. Rush -2% 77% Strikeout
t6 2-0 2 1-- O CIN R. Lamanno B. Rush -2% 75% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 2-3-4
b6 0-2 0 --- O CHC E. Waitkus E. Blackwell 3% 79% Groundout: P-1B
b6 0-2 1 --- CHC H. Jeffcoat E. Blackwell -4% 75% Single to CF
b6 0-2 1 1-- CHC A. Pafko E. Blackwell -10% 65% Single to RF; Jeffcoat to 3B
b6 0-2 1 1-3 O CHC B. Nicholson E. Blackwell 10% 75% Foul Flyball: 3B
b6 0-2 2 1-3 O CHC P. Cavarretta E. Blackwell 7% 83% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 9-1-2
t7 2-0 0 --- O CIN E. Blackwell B. Rush -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-0 1 --- O CIN F. Baumholtz B. Rush -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
Benny Zientara pinch hits for Bobby Adams (2B) batting 2nd
t7 2-0 2 --- O CIN B. Zientara B. Rush -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 7-8-9
Benny Zientara moves from PH to 2B
b7 0-2 0 --- CHC R. Walker E. Blackwell -10% 69% Double to LF
Clyde McCullough pinch runs for Rube Walker (C) batting 7th
b7 0-2 0 -2- O CHC R. Smalley E. Blackwell 7% 77% Strikeout
Clarence Maddern pinch hits for Bob Rush (P) batting 9th
b7 0-2 1 -2- O CHC C. Maddern E. Blackwell 6% 82% Strikeout Looking
b7 0-2 2 -2- O CHC H. Schenz E. Blackwell 5% 87% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Jess Dobernic facing 3-4-5
Jess Dobernic replaces Clarence Maddern (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Clyde McCullough moves from PR to C
t8 2-0 0 --- CIN A. Galan J. Dobernic 2% 89% Walk
t8 2-0 0 1-- O CIN H. Sauer J. Dobernic -1% 88% Groundout: P-1B; Galan to 2B
t8 2-0 1 -2- CIN T. Kluszewski J. Dobernic 3% 91% Single to CF; Galan to 3B
t8 2-0 1 1-3 RO CIN D. Litwhiler J. Dobernic 2% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Galan Scores
t8 3-0 2 1-- CIN V. Stallcup J. Dobernic 1% 93% Single to LF; Litwhiler to 2B
t8 3-0 2 12- CIN R. Lamanno J. Dobernic 1% 94% Walk; Litwhiler to 3B; Stallcup to 2B
t8 3-0 2 123 O CIN E. Blackwell J. Dobernic -2% 92% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Reds 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 2-3-4
b8 0-3 0 --- O CHC E. Waitkus E. Blackwell 3% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 0-3 1 --- O CHC H. Jeffcoat E. Blackwell 2% 96% Strikeout
b8 0-3 2 --- O CHC A. Pafko E. Blackwell 1% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Jess Dobernic facing 1-2-3
t9 3-0 0 --- CIN F. Baumholtz J. Dobernic 0% 97% Single to RF
t9 3-0 0 1-- CIN B. Zientara J. Dobernic 1% 98% Fielder's Choice P/Sacrifice Bunt; Baumholtz to 2B
t9 3-0 0 12- O CIN A. Galan J. Dobernic 0% 98% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Baumholtz to 3B; Zientara to 2B
t9 3-0 1 -23 O CIN H. Sauer J. Dobernic -1% 97% Flyball: SS
t9 3-0 2 -23 CIN T. Kluszewski J. Dobernic 0% 97% Intentional Walk
t9 3-0 2 123 R CIN D. Litwhiler J. Dobernic 2% 99% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Baumholtz Scores/No RBI/unER; Zientara to 3B; Kluszewski to 2B
t9 4-0 2 123 O CIN V. Stallcup J. Dobernic -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Reds 4, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 5-6-7
b9 0-4 0 --- O CHC B. Nicholson E. Blackwell 1% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 0-4 1 --- CHC P. Cavarretta E. Blackwell -1% 98% Double to LF
b9 0-4 1 -2- O CHC C. McCullough E. Blackwell 1% 99% Strikeout
Bob Scheffing pinch hits for Roy Smalley (SS) batting 8th
b9 0-4 2 -2- O CHC B. Scheffing E. Blackwell 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 4, Cubs 0.

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