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Scores
Standings
WSH
@BOS
4
2
CHW
@CLE
0
11
SLB
@DET
5
3
NYY
@PHA
2
5
BSN
@BRO
8
9
 
(13)
CIN
@CHC
2
6
PHI
@NYG
5
6
PHI
@NYG
6
3
 
(6)
Tuesday, September 28, 1948,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 3,451, Time of Game: 1:58
Reds
2
62-87
 Lost 4 
7th, 25½ GB
at Cubs
6
62-87
 Won 1 
7th, 25½ GB
W: Dutch McCall (3-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  1   0  0  0   0  1  0    2  8  2
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  2   3  1  X    6  9  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Adams 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .291 .354 .393 .747 -0.131 1.02 0.000 -0.131 -1.2 3 1
Frank Baumholtz RF 3 1 2 0 2 0 5 .292 .341 .391 .732 0.139 0.71 0.140 -0.001 1.0 2 0
Hank Sauer 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .263 .339 .512 .851 0.065 1.59 0.173 -0.108 0.8 8 3 2B,GDP
Danny Litwhiler 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .275 .362 .458 .820 -0.193 1.43 0.000 -0.193 -1.7 1 5
Steve Filipowicz LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .333 .400 .444 .844 0.018 0.89 0.040 -0.022 0.1 1 0 IW
Johnny Wyrostek CF 4 1 2 0 0 2 4 .277 .348 .464 .812 0.019 1.32 0.113 -0.094 0.6 2 0 3B,2B
Virgil Stallcup SS 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .231 .256 .321 .576 0.085 0.97 0.095 -0.010 1.2 2 3 2B,IW
Ray Lamanno C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .239 .327 .270 .597 -0.126 1.35 0.000 -0.126 -1.3 5 1
Johnny Vander Meer P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .149 .222 .216 .438 -0.160 1.78 0.000 -0.160 -1.5 0 2
   Augie Galan PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .289 .481 .461 .941 -0.008 0.32 0.000 -0.008 -0.2
Team Totals 33 2 8 2 5 6 38 .242 .342 .394 .736 -0.292 1.17 0.561 -0.853 -2.3 24 15
2B: V Stallcup (30, off D McCall); H Sauer (22, off D McCall); J Wyrostek (24, off D McCall).
3B: J Wyrostek (9, off D McCall).
IBB: S Filipowicz (1, by D McCall); V Stallcup (8, by D McCall).
TB: J Wyrostek 5; V Stallcup 3; H Sauer 2; F Baumholtz 2; S Filipowicz.
GIDP: H Sauer (9).
RBI: H Sauer (97); V Stallcup (65).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. H Sauer-V Stallcup-R Lamanno.
E: J Vander Meer 2 (5).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Emil Verban 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .271 .301 .334 .635 0.165 1.17 0.187 -0.022 1.3 3 3 2B
Eddie Waitkus 1B 3 2 1 1 1 0 4 .296 .348 .418 .766 0.228 1.64 0.243 -0.015 1.9 10 0
Hank Schenz 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .261 .306 .326 .633 -0.255 1.36 0.055 -0.310 -0.9 1 3 SB
Bill Nicholson RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .262 .372 .448 .820 0.298 1.49 0.298 0.000 1.9 2 0
Peanuts Lowrey CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .293 .348 .341 .690 0.005 1.72 0.102 -0.097 -0.4 1 0
Clarence Maddern LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .248 .300 .366 .666 -0.038 1.05 0.056 -0.094 -0.8 2 0 CS
Clyde McCullough C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .211 .272 .265 .537 -0.119 1.24 0.000 -0.119 -1.1 7 0
Roy Smalley SS 4 2 2 1 0 1 4 .220 .269 .304 .573 -0.017 0.85 0.044 -0.062 0.9 1 3 HR
Dutch McCall P 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .163 .226 .204 .430 -0.058 0.72 0.000 -0.058 -0.6 0 4 SH
Team Totals 33 6 9 5 2 4 36 .273 .314 .394 .708 0.209 1.25 0.985 -0.777 2.2 27 13
2B: E Verban (20, off J Vander Meer).
HR: R Smalley (4, off J Vander Meer, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: D McCall (2, off J Vander Meer).
TB: R Smalley 5; E Verban 3; B Nicholson 2; H Schenz; P Lowrey; E Waitkus.
RBI: R Smalley (38); H Schenz (14); B Nicholson (66); E Waitkus (44); P Lowrey (51).
2-out RBI: R Smalley.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. D McCall-E Verban-E Waitkus; D McCall-R Smalley-H Schenz-E Verban.
Baserunning
SB: H Schenz (3, 2nd base off J Vander Meer/R Lamanno).
CS: C Maddern (1, 2nd base by J Vander Meer/R Lamanno).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Vander Meer, L (16-14) 8 9 6 6 2 4 1 3.59 36 42 -0.209 1.25 -2.2
Team Totals 8 9 6 6 2 4 1 6.75 36 42 -0.209 1.25 -2.2

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dutch McCall, W (3-13) 9 8 2 2 5 6 0 5.05 38 64 0.291 1.17 2.3
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 5 6 0 2.00 38 64 0.291 1.17 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D McCall 2 (5; S Filipowicz, V Stallcup).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lee Ballanfant, 1B - Al Barlick, 2B - (none), 3B - Scotty Robb.
Time of Game: 1:58.
Attendance: 3,451.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 65° F, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 0-1 1 12- R CHC B. Nicholson J. Vander Meer 23% 68% Single to P; Waitkus Scores/Adv on E1 (throw to 1B)/No RBI; Schenz to 3B
b4 0-1 0 1-3 OO CHC H. Schenz J. Vander Meer -21% 38% Double Play: Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Verban out at Hm/SS-C
t3 0-0 0 1-- R CIN H. Sauer D. McCall -14% 32% Double to LF; Baumholtz Scores
b6 1-1 1 1-3 R CHC P. Lowrey J. Vander Meer 10% 78% Single to RF; Schenz Scores; Nicholson to 2B
b6 0-1 0 1-- CHC E. Waitkus J. Vander Meer 10% 54% Walk; Verban to 2B

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' Dutch McCall facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CIN B. Adams D. McCall 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- CIN F. Baumholtz D. McCall -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- CIN H. Sauer D. McCall -4% 46% Walk; Baumholtz to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O CIN D. Litwhiler D. McCall 3% 49% Groundout: P-1B; Baumholtz to 3B; Sauer to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -23 CIN S. Filipowicz D. McCall -1% 47% Intentional Walk
t1 0-0 2 123 O CIN J. Wyrostek D. McCall 7% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Johnny Vander Meer facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC E. Verban J. Vander Meer -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHC E. Waitkus J. Vander Meer -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHC H. Schenz J. Vander Meer -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dutch McCall facing 7-8-9
t2 0-0 0 --- CIN V. Stallcup D. McCall -6% 44% Double to CF
t2 0-0 0 -2- O CIN R. Lamanno D. McCall 1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B; Stallcup to 3B
t2 0-0 1 --3 O CIN J. Vander Meer D. McCall 6% 51% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --3 O CIN B. Adams D. McCall 4% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Johnny Vander Meer facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- CHC B. Nicholson J. Vander Meer 4% 59% Single to CF
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CHC P. Lowrey J. Vander Meer -3% 55% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O CHC C. Maddern J. Vander Meer -3% 52% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CHC C. McCullough J. Vander Meer -2% 50% Maddern Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dutch McCall facing 2-3-4
t3 0-0 0 --- CIN F. Baumholtz D. McCall -4% 46% Single to SS
t3 0-0 0 1-- R CIN H. Sauer D. McCall -14% 32% Double to LF; Baumholtz Scores
t3 1-0 0 -2- OO CIN D. Litwhiler D. McCall 10% 42% Double Play: Fielder's Choice P; Sauer out at 3B/P-SS-3B; Litwhiler out at 2B/3B-2B
t3 1-0 2 --- O CIN S. Filipowicz D. McCall 1% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Johnny Vander Meer facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O CHC C. McCullough J. Vander Meer -3% 40% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O CHC R. Smalley J. Vander Meer -2% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- O CHC D. McCall J. Vander Meer -1% 37% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Dutch McCall facing 6-7-8
t4 1-0 0 --- O CIN J. Wyrostek D. McCall 2% 39% Strikeout
t4 1-0 1 --- CIN V. Stallcup D. McCall -2% 37% Single to CF
t4 1-0 1 1-- O CIN R. Lamanno D. McCall 3% 40% Flyball: LF
t4 1-0 2 1-- O CIN J. Vander Meer D. McCall 2% 42% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Johnny Vander Meer facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- CHC E. Verban J. Vander Meer 8% 50% Double to CF
b4 0-1 0 -2- CHC E. Waitkus J. Vander Meer 9% 59% Single to P; Verban to 3B
b4 0-1 0 1-3 OO CHC H. Schenz J. Vander Meer -21% 38% Double Play: Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Verban out at Hm/SS-C
b4 0-1 2 1-- CHC B. Nicholson J. Vander Meer 3% 41% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Schenz to 2B
b4 0-1 2 12- O CHC P. Lowrey J. Vander Meer -6% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Dutch McCall facing 1-2-3
t5 1-0 0 --- O CIN B. Adams D. McCall 2% 38% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-0 1 --- CIN F. Baumholtz D. McCall -3% 35% Walk
t5 1-0 1 1-- OO CIN H. Sauer D. McCall 5% 41% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Johnny Vander Meer facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- CHC C. Maddern J. Vander Meer 6% 46% Walk
b5 0-1 0 1-- O CHC C. McCullough J. Vander Meer -5% 41% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-1 1 1-- O CHC R. Smalley J. Vander Meer -4% 37% Strikeout
b5 0-1 2 1-- O CHC D. McCall J. Vander Meer -3% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Dutch McCall facing 4-5-6
t6 1-0 0 --- O CIN D. Litwhiler D. McCall 2% 36% Flyball: 2B
t6 1-0 1 --- CIN S. Filipowicz D. McCall -3% 33% Single to LF
t6 1-0 1 1-- CIN J. Wyrostek D. McCall -9% 24% Double to CF; Filipowicz to 3B
t6 1-0 1 -23 CIN V. Stallcup D. McCall -1% 23% Intentional Walk
t6 1-0 1 123 O CIN R. Lamanno D. McCall 8% 31% Flyball: SS
t6 1-0 2 123 O CIN J. Vander Meer D. McCall 7% 38% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Reds 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Johnny Vander Meer facing 1-2-3
b6 0-1 0 --- CHC E. Verban J. Vander Meer 6% 45% Single to RF
b6 0-1 0 1-- CHC E. Waitkus J. Vander Meer 10% 54% Walk; Verban to 2B
b6 0-1 0 12- O CHC H. Schenz J. Vander Meer -9% 45% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Waitkus to 2B
b6 0-1 1 12- R CHC B. Nicholson J. Vander Meer 23% 68% Single to P; Waitkus Scores/Adv on E1 (throw to 1B)/No RBI; Schenz to 3B
b6 1-1 1 1-3 R CHC P. Lowrey J. Vander Meer 10% 78% Single to RF; Schenz Scores; Nicholson to 2B
b6 2-1 1 12- O CHC C. Maddern J. Vander Meer -4% 74% Flyball: CF
b6 2-1 2 12- O CHC C. McCullough J. Vander Meer -4% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Dutch McCall facing 1-2-3
t7 1-2 0 --- O CIN B. Adams D. McCall 4% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-2 1 --- CIN F. Baumholtz D. McCall -5% 70% Single to LF
t7 1-2 1 1-- O CIN H. Sauer D. McCall 5% 75% Flyball: RF
t7 1-2 2 1-- O CIN D. Litwhiler D. McCall 4% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Johnny Vander Meer facing 8-9-1
b7 2-1 0 --- CHC R. Smalley J. Vander Meer 3% 82% Single to RF
b7 2-1 0 1-- O CHC D. McCall J. Vander Meer -1% 81% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Smalley to 2B
b7 2-1 1 -2- CHC E. Verban J. Vander Meer 4% 85% Fielder's Choice SS; Smalley to 3B
b7 2-1 1 1-3 R CHC E. Waitkus J. Vander Meer 6% 91% Fielder's Choice 2B; Smalley Scores; Verban to 2B
b7 3-1 1 12- R CHC H. Schenz J. Vander Meer 5% 96% Single to LF; Verban Scores; Waitkus to 3B
b7 4-1 1 1-3 RO CHC B. Nicholson J. Vander Meer 1% 97% Flyball: CF; Waitkus Scores
b7 5-1 2 1-- CHC P. Lowrey J. Vander Meer 0% 97% Schenz Steals 2B
b7 5-1 2 -2- O CHC P. Lowrey J. Vander Meer -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Cubs 5.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-5, Cubs' Dutch McCall facing 5-6-7
t8 1-5 0 --- O CIN S. Filipowicz D. McCall 1% 98% Flyball: RF
t8 1-5 1 --- CIN J. Wyrostek D. McCall -2% 96% Triple to CF
t8 1-5 1 --3 RO CIN V. Stallcup D. McCall 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B; Wyrostek Scores
t8 2-5 2 --- O CIN R. Lamanno D. McCall 1% 97% Foul Flyball: C
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-2, Reds' Johnny Vander Meer facing 6-7-8
b8 5-2 0 --- O CHC C. Maddern J. Vander Meer -0% 97% Flyball: LF
b8 5-2 1 --- O CHC C. McCullough J. Vander Meer -0% 97% Strikeout
b8 5-2 2 --- R CHC R. Smalley J. Vander Meer 2% 99% Home Run
b8 6-2 2 --- O CHC D. McCall J. Vander Meer -0% 99% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 6.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-6, Cubs' Dutch McCall facing 9-1-2
Augie Galan pinch hits for Johnny Vander Meer (P) batting 9th
t9 2-6 0 --- O CIN A. Galan D. McCall 1% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 2-6 1 --- O CIN B. Adams D. McCall 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 2-6 2 --- O CIN F. Baumholtz D. McCall 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 6.

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