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Standings
PHA
@BOS
2
4
SLB
@CLE
0
5
CHW
@DET
4
5
NYY
@WSH
2
3
PIT
@CHC
7
11
 
(7)
BRO
@NYG
6
2
BSN
@PHI
8
9
BSN
@PHI
7
8
CIN
@STL
4
6
CIN
@STL
2
11
Sunday, September 4, 1949,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 18,082, Time of Game: 2:14
Pirates
7
57-71
 Lost 7 
6th, 23½ GB
at Cubs
11
51-81
 Won 2 
8th, 31½ GB
W: Bob Muncrief (6-11)
L: Bob Chesnes (5-11)
S: Bob Rush (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  2  1   0  0  4   0    7  8  0
Cubs            1  0  1   8  0  1   X   11 10  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Stan Rojek SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .230 .300 .261 .561 -0.048 0.82 0.018 -0.066 -0.6 1 2
Tom Saffell CF 2 1 0 1 2 0 4 .297 .362 .373 .734 0.058 0.75 0.076 -0.018 1.1 0 0
Johnny Hopp 1B 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .281 .342 .374 .716 0.077 0.90 0.087 -0.010 0.9 2 0
   Jack Phillips PR-1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .306 .387 .388 .775 -0.032 1.05 0.012 -0.044 -0.4 4 1 SB
Ralph Kiner LF 4 2 2 2 0 1 4 .309 .426 .634 1.060 0.054 0.74 0.118 -0.064 1.2 4 0 2·HR
Dixie Walker RF 3 2 0 1 1 0 4 .277 .365 .324 .689 0.047 0.75 0.056 -0.009 0.5 1 0
Pete Castiglione 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .270 .303 .362 .665 -0.024 0.80 0.037 -0.062 0.4 0 4
Danny Murtaugh 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .192 .284 .271 .555 0.004 0.84 0.051 -0.047 -0.3 2 1
Ed Fitz Gerald C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .277 .318 .358 .677 0.042 1.07 0.101 -0.059 -0.3 4 0
Bob Chesnes P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .241 .290 .431 .721 -0.052 1.12 0.000 -0.052 -0.6 0 2
   Rip Sewell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .278 .071 .349 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dino Restelli PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .264 .376 .481 .857 0.044 1.31 0.044 0.000 1.7
   Vic Lombardi P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .432 .457 .890 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 30 7 8 6 5 3 35 .267 .371 .467 .838 0.170 0.89 0.600 -0.431 3.6 18 11
HR: R Kiner 2 (42, 2 off B Muncrief, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: R Kiner 8; D Murtaugh 2; J Hopp; P Castiglione; E Fitz Gerald; D Restelli.
RBI: R Kiner 2 (102); E Fitz Gerald (17); T Saffell (10); D Restelli (38); D Walker (18).
2-out RBI: T Saffell; D Restelli.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
PB: E Fitz Gerald (8).
Baserunning
SB: J Phillips (2, 2nd base off B Muncrief/M Owen).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bob Ramazzotti 3B 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 .164 .182 .207 .389 0.024 1.18 0.097 -0.073 0.0 0 1 SH
Phil Cavarretta RF 2 2 1 0 1 0 4 .291 .366 .443 .808 0.032 0.73 0.090 -0.058 0.3 0 0 3B,HBP
Roy Smalley SS 3 2 3 1 1 0 4 .242 .301 .370 .671 0.156 1.03 0.156 0.000 2.6 2 3 3B,2B
Hank Sauer LF 2 1 0 2 2 0 4 .275 .344 .506 .850 0.052 1.00 0.052 0.000 0.6 3 0
Andy Pafko CF 3 1 1 4 1 1 4 .288 .372 .461 .834 0.005 0.97 0.077 -0.072 2.2 2 0 HR
Herman Reich 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .288 .312 .354 .666 0.026 0.57 0.052 -0.026 0.2 8 1
Mickey Owen C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .269 .320 .369 .689 0.049 0.76 0.075 -0.026 -0.1 4 0
Wayne Terwilliger 2B 3 1 1 3 0 1 3 .236 .306 .348 .654 0.233 1.02 0.245 -0.012 1.7 1 2 HR
Bob Muncrief P 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .238 .273 .333 .606 0.066 0.56 0.067 -0.001 0.6 1 0
   Bob Rush P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .036 .053 .036 .088 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 26 11 10 10 6 4 34 .385 .515 .808 1.323 0.643 0.89 0.911 -0.268 8.1 21 8
2B: R Smalley (17, off B Chesnes).
3B: P Cavarretta (4, off B Chesnes); R Smalley (9, off V Lombardi).
HR: W Terwilliger (2, off B Chesnes, 4th inn, 2 on, 0 outs); A Pafko (17, off R Sewell, 4th inn, 3 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: B Ramazzotti (4, off B Chesnes).
HBP: P Cavarretta (1, by B Chesnes).
TB: R Smalley 6; W Terwilliger 4; A Pafko 4; P Cavarretta 3; B Muncrief 2; M Owen; H Reich.
RBI: A Pafko 4 (63); W Terwilliger 3 (9); H Sauer 2 (85); R Smalley (29).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
E: H Reich (8).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: P Cavarretta (1st base by V Lombardi).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Chesnes, L (5-11) 3.1 7 8 7 3 1 1 5.89 21 14 -0.541 1.26 -5.4
Rip Sewell 1.2 1 2 2 1 3 1 3.79 7 2 2 -0.073 0.27 -2.1
Vic Lombardi 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 4.33 6 0 0 -0.029 0.27 -0.5
Team Totals 6 10 11 10 6 4 2 15.00 34 14 2 2 -0.643 0.89 -8.1

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Muncrief, W (6-11) 5.2 7 7 6 3 2 2 5.08 28 28 -0.175 0.87 -2.8
Bob Rush, S (2) 1.1 1 0 0 2 1 0 3.88 7 3 2 0.004 0.97 -0.7
Team Totals 7 8 7 6 5 3 2 7.71 35 28 3 2 -0.171 0.89 -3.6
Balks: None.
WP: B Chesnes (4); B Rush (6).
HBP: B Chesnes (5; P Cavarretta).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: V Lombardi (3; P Cavarretta, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Dascoli, 1B - George Barr, 2B - (none), 3B - Al Barlick.
Time of Game: 2:14.
Attendance: 18,082.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Stan Rojek SS 1 Bob Ramazzotti 3B
2 Tom Saffell CF 2 Phil Cavarretta RF
3 Johnny Hopp 1B 3 Roy Smalley SS
4 Ralph Kiner LF 4 Hank Sauer LF
5 Dixie Walker RF 5 Andy Pafko CF
6 Pete Castiglione 3B 6 Herman Reich 1B
7 Danny Murtaugh 2B 7 Mickey Owen C
8 Ed Fitz Gerald C 8 Wayne Terwilliger 2B
9 Bob Chesnes P 9 Bob Muncrief P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 2-3 0 12- RRR CHC W. Terwilliger B. Chesnes 25% 79% Home Run; Reich Scores; Owen Scores
t2 0-1 0 --- R PIT R. Kiner B. Muncrief -11% 50% Home Run
t2 1-1 1 12- R PIT E. Fitz Gerald B. Muncrief -10% 36% Single; Walker Scores/unER; Murtaugh to 2B
b4 5-3 1 12- R CHC R. Smalley B. Chesnes 9% 90% Double; Muncrief Scores; Cavarretta to 3B
t3 2-1 0 1-- PIT J. Hopp B. Muncrief -9% 26% Single; Saffell to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bob Muncrief facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT S. Rojek B. Muncrief 2% 52% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT T. Saffell B. Muncrief 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT J. Hopp B. Muncrief 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Chesnes facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Ramazzotti B. Chesnes -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- CHC P. Cavarretta B. Chesnes 7% 59% Triple
b1 0-0 1 --3 CHC R. Smalley B. Chesnes 2% 61% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-3 RO CHC H. Sauer B. Chesnes 1% 63% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Cavarretta Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- O CHC A. Pafko B. Chesnes -2% 61% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Bob Muncrief facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- R PIT R. Kiner B. Muncrief -11% 50% Home Run
t2 1-1 0 --- PIT D. Walker B. Muncrief -4% 46% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
t2 1-1 0 1-- O PIT P. Castiglione B. Muncrief 4% 50% Strikeout
t2 1-1 1 1-- PIT D. Murtaugh B. Muncrief -4% 46% Single; Walker to 2B
t2 1-1 1 12- R PIT E. Fitz Gerald B. Muncrief -10% 36% Single; Walker Scores/unER; Murtaugh to 2B
t2 2-1 1 12- O PIT B. Chesnes B. Muncrief 4% 40% Flyball: CF
t2 2-1 2 12- O PIT S. Rojek B. Muncrief 4% 44% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Bob Chesnes facing 6-7-8
b2 1-2 0 --- O CHC H. Reich B. Chesnes -3% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-2 1 --- O CHC M. Owen B. Chesnes -2% 40% Flyball: LF
b2 1-2 2 --- O CHC W. Terwilliger B. Chesnes -1% 38% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Bob Muncrief facing 2-3-4
t3 2-1 0 --- PIT T. Saffell B. Muncrief -3% 35% Walk
t3 2-1 0 1-- PIT J. Hopp B. Muncrief -9% 26% Single; Saffell to 3B
Jack Phillips pinch runs for Johnny Hopp (1B) batting 3rd
t3 2-1 0 1-3 PIT R. Kiner B. Muncrief -1% 25% Phillips Steals 2B
t3 2-1 0 -23 O PIT R. Kiner B. Muncrief 5% 30% Strikeout
t3 2-1 1 -23 RO PIT D. Walker B. Muncrief -1% 29% Flyball: LF; Saffell Scores
t3 3-1 2 -2- O PIT P. Castiglione B. Muncrief 3% 32% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Bob Chesnes facing 9-1-2
Jack Phillips moves from PR to 1B
b3 1-3 0 --- CHC B. Muncrief B. Chesnes 4% 36% Single
b3 1-3 0 1-- O CHC B. Ramazzotti B. Chesnes -4% 32% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 1-3 1 1-- CHC P. Cavarretta B. Chesnes 2% 34% Wild Pitch; Ramazzotti to 2B
b3 1-3 1 -2- O CHC P. Cavarretta B. Chesnes -4% 30% Flyball: LF
b3 1-3 2 -2- CHC R. Smalley B. Chesnes 2% 32% Single; Ramazzotti to 3B
b3 1-3 2 1-3 R CHC H. Sauer B. Chesnes 8% 40% Passed Ball; Ramazzotti Scores/unER
b3 2-3 2 1-- CHC H. Sauer B. Chesnes 2% 42% Walk; Smalley to 2B
b3 2-3 2 12- O CHC A. Pafko B. Chesnes -5% 37% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Bob Muncrief facing 7-8-9
t4 3-2 0 --- O PIT D. Murtaugh B. Muncrief 2% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 3-2 1 --- O PIT E. Fitz Gerald B. Muncrief 2% 41% Foul Flyball: C
t4 3-2 2 --- O PIT B. Chesnes B. Muncrief 1% 42% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Bob Chesnes facing 6-7-8
b4 2-3 0 --- CHC H. Reich B. Chesnes 5% 47% Walk
b4 2-3 0 1-- CHC M. Owen B. Chesnes 7% 55% Single; Reich to 2B
b4 2-3 0 12- RRR CHC W. Terwilliger B. Chesnes 25% 79% Home Run; Reich Scores; Owen Scores
b4 5-3 0 --- CHC B. Muncrief B. Chesnes 2% 81% Single
b4 5-3 0 1-- O CHC B. Ramazzotti B. Chesnes -1% 80% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Muncrief to 2B
b4 5-3 1 -2- CHC P. Cavarretta B. Chesnes 1% 82% Hit By Pitch
b4 5-3 1 12- R CHC R. Smalley B. Chesnes 9% 90% Double; Muncrief Scores; Cavarretta to 3B
Rip Sewell replaces Bob Chesnes pitching and batting 9th
b4 6-3 1 -23 CHC H. Sauer R. Sewell 0% 91% Walk
b4 6-3 1 123 RRRR CHC A. Pafko R. Sewell 7% 98% Home Run; Cavarretta Scores; Smalley Scores; Sauer Scores
b4 10-3 1 --- O CHC H. Reich R. Sewell -0% 98% Strikeout
b4 10-3 2 --- O CHC M. Owen R. Sewell -0% 98% Strikeout
8 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 10.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-10, Cubs' Bob Muncrief facing 1-2-3
t5 3-10 0 --- O PIT S. Rojek B. Muncrief 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-10 1 --- O PIT T. Saffell B. Muncrief 0% 99% Popfly: 1B
t5 3-10 2 --- O PIT J. Phillips B. Muncrief 0% 99% Foul Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 10.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 10-3, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 8-9-1
b5 10-3 0 --- O CHC W. Terwilliger R. Sewell -0% 99% Strikeout
b5 10-3 1 --- O CHC B. Muncrief R. Sewell -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 10-3 2 --- O CHC B. Ramazzotti R. Sewell -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 10.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-10, Cubs' Bob Muncrief facing 4-5-6
t6 3-10 0 --- R PIT R. Kiner B. Muncrief -1% 98% Home Run
t6 4-10 0 --- PIT D. Walker B. Muncrief -1% 96% Walk
t6 4-10 0 1-- PIT P. Castiglione B. Muncrief -3% 93% Single; Walker to 3B
t6 4-10 0 1-3 O PIT D. Murtaugh B. Muncrief 2% 96% Popfly: SS
t6 4-10 1 1-3 O PIT E. Fitz Gerald B. Muncrief 2% 98% Flyball: CF
Dino Restelli pinch hits for Rip Sewell (P) batting 9th
t6 4-10 2 1-3 R PIT D. Restelli B. Muncrief -2% 96% Single; Walker Scores; Castiglione to 3B
t6 5-10 2 1-3 PIT S. Rojek B. Muncrief -2% 94% Walk; Restelli to 2B
Bob Rush replaces Bob Muncrief pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-10 2 123 R PIT T. Saffell B. Rush -4% 90% Walk; Castiglione Scores; Restelli to 3B; Rojek to 2B
t6 6-10 2 123 R PIT J. Phillips B. Rush -2% 87% Wild Pitch; Restelli Scores
t6 7-10 2 12- O PIT J. Phillips B. Rush 4% 92% Strikeout
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 10.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 10-7, Pirates' Vic Lombardi facing 2-3-4
Vic Lombardi replaces Dino Restelli (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 10-7 0 --- CHC P. Cavarretta V. Lombardi 1% 93% Walk
b6 10-7 0 1-- O CHC R. Smalley V. Lombardi -2% 91% Cavarretta Picked off 1B (P-1B-2B-1B-SS)
b6 10-7 1 --- CHC R. Smalley V. Lombardi 3% 93% Triple
b6 10-7 1 --3 RO CHC H. Sauer V. Lombardi 1% 95% Flyball: LF; Smalley Scores
b6 11-7 2 --- CHC A. Pafko V. Lombardi 0% 95% Walk
b6 11-7 2 1-- CHC H. Reich V. Lombardi 0% 95% Single; Pafko to 2B
b6 11-7 2 12- O CHC M. Owen V. Lombardi -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 11.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 7-11, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 4-5-6
t7 7-11 0 --- O PIT R. Kiner B. Rush 1% 96% Flyball: LF
t7 7-11 1 --- O PIT D. Walker B. Rush 1% 97% Groundout: P-1B
t7 7-11 2 --- PIT P. Castiglione B. Rush -1% 96% Walk
t7 7-11 2 1-- PIT D. Murtaugh B. Rush -1% 95% Single; Castiglione to 2B
t7 7-11 2 12- O PIT E. Fitz Gerald B. Rush 2% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 11.

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