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Scores
Standings
PHA
@BOS
6
10
SLB
@CLE
4
5
 
(12)
CHW
@DET
3
8
NYY
@WSH
1
2
CIN
@CHC
2
1
BRO
@NYG
8
6
BRO
@NYG
5
1
Thursday, August 17, 1950,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 8,904, Time of Game: 1:50
Reds
2
47-61
 Won 1 
7th, 19½ GB
at Cubs
1
48-61
 Lost 1 
6th, 19 GB
L: Bob Rush (10-15)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  1  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  2
Cubs            0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lloyd Merriman CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .251 .332 .352 .684 -0.017 0.73 0.035 -0.052 -0.1 5 0
Grady Hatton 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .259 .357 .405 .762 -0.064 0.88 0.038 -0.102 -0.7 0 3
Johnny Wyrostek RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .320 .402 .472 .874 -0.023 0.76 0.022 -0.045 -0.3 2 0 2B
Ted Kluszewski 1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .321 .359 .571 .929 0.083 1.02 0.116 -0.033 0.8 9 0 2·2B,IW
Joe Adcock LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .263 .309 .381 .691 -0.129 1.41 0.009 -0.137 -1.0 3 0
Johnny Pramesa C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .326 .378 .470 .847 -0.028 1.14 0.038 -0.066 -0.2 2 1
   Bobby Adams PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .353 .394 .747 -0.063 1.53 0.000 -0.063 -0.6 CS
   Dixie Howell C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .215 .316 .270 .585 -0.064 1.37 0.000 -0.064 -0.9 1 0
Connie Ryan 2B 3 1 2 2 0 0 3 .268 .380 .395 .775 0.178 0.94 0.197 -0.019 1.5 3 2 HR
Sammy Meeks SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .292 .320 .389 .709 -0.053 0.69 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 2 3
Ken Raffensberger P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .148 .200 .180 .380 -0.052 0.67 0.000 -0.052 -0.5 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 7 2 3 2 33 .233 .303 .433 .736 -0.232 0.95 0.455 -0.686 -2.7 27 9
2B: J Wyrostek (25, off B Rush); T Kluszewski 2 (30, 2 off B Rush).
HR: C Ryan (6, off B Rush, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out).
IBB: T Kluszewski (5, by B Rush).
TB: C Ryan 5; T Kluszewski 4; J Wyrostek 2; G Hatton; J Pramesa.
RBI: C Ryan 2 (43).
2-out RBI: C Ryan.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
E: G Hatton (13); J Adcock (6).
Baserunning
CS: B Adams (1, 2nd base by B Rush/M Owen).

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 3 0 0 0 4 .238 .310 .355 .665 0.142 1.53 0.247 -0.104 1.1 3 7 SB,CS
Bob Borkowski RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .304 .339 .435 .774 -0.075 1.43 0.037 -0.112 -0.7 3 0
Preston Ward 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .266 .333 .424 .757 -0.173 1.55 0.000 -0.173 -1.0 12 1
Hal Jeffcoat LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .216 .238 .304 .542 -0.197 1.86 0.000 -0.197 -1.0 2 1
Andy Pafko CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .319 .411 .627 1.038 -0.149 1.46 0.000 -0.149 -0.7 2 0
Bill Serena 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .237 .332 .402 .734 -0.130 1.27 0.000 -0.130 -0.6 0 2
Roy Smalley SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .241 .309 .435 .744 -0.024 1.00 0.028 -0.052 -0.3 2 5
Mickey Owen C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .231 .266 .288 .555 -0.053 1.08 0.019 -0.072 -0.3 2 1
Bob Rush P 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .206 .217 .279 .497 -0.073 1.41 0.027 -0.100 -0.3 1 0 2B
Team Totals 33 1 6 0 0 2 33 .182 .182 .212 .394 -0.732 1.43 0.358 -1.089 -3.7 27 17
2B: B Rush (2, off K Raffensberger).
TB: W Terwilliger 3; B Rush 2; M Owen; B Borkowski.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. W Terwilliger-P Ward; R Smalley-P Ward-W Terwilliger.
Outfield Assists: H Jeffcoat (C Ryan at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: W Terwilliger (8, 2nd base off K Raffensberger/J Pramesa).
CS: W Terwilliger (8, 2nd base by K Raffensberger/J Pramesa).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Raffensberger, W (12-13) 9 6 1 1 0 2 0 3.89 33 73 0.732 1.43 3.7
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 0 2 0 1.00 33 73 0.732 1.43 3.7

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Rush, L (10-15) 9 7 2 2 3 2 1 3.95 33 64 0.232 0.95 2.7
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 3 2 1 2.00 33 64 0.232 0.95 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Rush (4; T Kluszewski).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lee Ballanfant, 1B - Lon Warneke, 2B - Al Barlick, 3B - Augie Donatelli.
Time of Game: 1:50.
Attendance: 8,904.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Chicago Cubs
1 Lloyd Merriman CF 1 Wayne Terwilliger 2B
2 Grady Hatton 3B 2 Bob Borkowski RF
3 Johnny Wyrostek RF 3 Preston Ward 1B
4 Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 Hal Jeffcoat LF
5 Joe Adcock LF 5 Andy Pafko CF
6 Johnny Pramesa C 6 Bill Serena 3B
7 Connie Ryan 2B 7 Roy Smalley SS
8 Sammy Meeks SS 8 Mickey Owen C
9 Ken Raffensberger P 9 Bob Rush P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-1 2 -2- R CHC W. Terwilliger K. Raffensberger -12% 46% Single to LF; Rush Scores/Adv on E7/No RBI; Terwilliger to 2B
t2 0-0 1 --- R CIN C. Ryan B. Rush 11% 58% Home Run
t4 1-1 2 -2- RO CIN C. Ryan B. Rush 9% 57% Single to LF; Kluszewski Scores; Ryan out at 2B/LF-2B
b9 1-2 0 --- O CHC H. Jeffcoat K. Raffensberger 9% 88% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO CIN G. Hatton B. Rush -7% 46% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B-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' Bob Rush facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CIN L. Merriman B. Rush 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO CIN G. Hatton B. Rush -7% 46% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B-2B
t1 0-0 2 --- CIN J. Wyrostek B. Rush 2% 48% Double
t1 0-0 2 -2- CIN T. Kluszewski B. Rush 1% 49% Intentional Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- O CIN J. Adcock B. Rush -4% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Ken Raffensberger facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHC W. Terwilliger K. Raffensberger -3% 42% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- O CHC B. Borkowski K. Raffensberger 6% 47% Terwilliger Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHC B. Borkowski K. Raffensberger 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHC P. Ward K. Raffensberger 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O CIN J. Pramesa B. Rush -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- R CIN C. Ryan B. Rush 11% 58% Home Run
t2 1-0 1 --- O CIN S. Meeks B. Rush -1% 57% Flyball: RF
t2 1-0 2 --- O CIN K. Raffensberger B. Rush -1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Ken Raffensberger facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O CHC H. Jeffcoat K. Raffensberger 3% 58% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 1 --- O CHC A. Pafko K. Raffensberger 2% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- O CHC B. Serena K. Raffensberger 1% 61% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- O CIN L. Merriman B. Rush -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- O CIN G. Hatton B. Rush -2% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- O CIN J. Wyrostek B. Rush -1% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Ken Raffensberger facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O CHC R. Smalley K. Raffensberger 3% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O CHC M. Owen K. Raffensberger 2% 61% Lineout: LF
b3 0-1 2 --- CHC B. Rush K. Raffensberger -3% 58% Double
b3 0-1 2 -2- R CHC W. Terwilliger K. Raffensberger -12% 46% Single to LF; Rush Scores/Adv on E7/No RBI; Terwilliger to 2B
b3 1-1 2 -2- O CHC B. Borkowski K. Raffensberger 4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- CIN T. Kluszewski B. Rush 7% 57% Double
t4 1-1 0 -2- O CIN J. Adcock B. Rush -5% 52% Flyball: RF
t4 1-1 1 -2- O CIN J. Pramesa B. Rush -4% 48% Flyball: LF
t4 1-1 2 -2- RO CIN C. Ryan B. Rush 9% 57% Single to LF; Kluszewski Scores; Ryan out at 2B/LF-2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Ken Raffensberger facing 3-4-5
b4 1-2 0 --- O CHC P. Ward K. Raffensberger 3% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-2 1 --- O CHC H. Jeffcoat K. Raffensberger 2% 62% Popfly: 2B
b4 1-2 2 --- O CHC A. Pafko K. Raffensberger 1% 64% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 8-9-1
t5 2-1 0 --- O CIN S. Meeks B. Rush -2% 61% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted
t5 2-1 1 --- O CIN K. Raffensberger B. Rush -2% 60% Strikeout
t5 2-1 2 --- O CIN L. Merriman B. Rush -1% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Ken Raffensberger facing 6-7-8
b5 1-2 0 --- O CHC B. Serena K. Raffensberger 3% 62% Flyball: CF
b5 1-2 1 --- O CHC R. Smalley K. Raffensberger 2% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-2 2 --- CHC M. Owen K. Raffensberger -2% 62% Single
b5 1-2 2 1-- O CHC B. Rush K. Raffensberger 4% 66% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 2-3-4
t6 2-1 0 --- CIN G. Hatton B. Rush 4% 70% Single
t6 2-1 0 1-- O CIN J. Wyrostek B. Rush -2% 68% Groundout: 2B-SS-1B; Hatton to 2B
t6 2-1 1 -2- O CIN T. Kluszewski B. Rush -3% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B; Hatton to 3B
t6 2-1 2 --3 O CIN J. Adcock B. Rush -4% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Ken Raffensberger facing 1-2-3
b6 1-2 0 --- CHC W. Terwilliger K. Raffensberger -6% 54% Single
b6 1-2 0 1-- O CHC B. Borkowski K. Raffensberger 6% 60% Popfly: 1B
b6 1-2 1 1-- CHC P. Ward K. Raffensberger -3% 57% Terwilliger Steals 2B
b6 1-2 1 -2- O CHC P. Ward K. Raffensberger 6% 63% Strikeout
b6 1-2 2 -2- O CHC H. Jeffcoat K. Raffensberger 6% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 6-7-8
t7 2-1 0 --- CIN J. Pramesa B. Rush 4% 73% Single
Bobby Adams pinch runs for Johnny Pramesa (C) batting 6th
t7 2-1 0 1-- O CIN C. Ryan B. Rush -6% 67% Adams Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t7 2-1 1 --- O CIN C. Ryan B. Rush -2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-1 2 --- O CIN S. Meeks B. Rush -1% 63% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Ken Raffensberger facing 5-6-7
Dixie Howell replaces Bobby Adams (PR) playing C batting 6th
b7 1-2 0 --- O CHC A. Pafko K. Raffensberger 5% 68% Flyball: LF
b7 1-2 1 --- O CHC B. Serena K. Raffensberger 4% 72% Flyball: CF
b7 1-2 2 --- CHC R. Smalley K. Raffensberger -3% 69% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b7 1-2 2 1-- O CHC M. Owen K. Raffensberger 5% 74% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 9-1-2
t8 2-1 0 --- O CIN K. Raffensberger B. Rush -2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-1 1 --- O CIN L. Merriman B. Rush -2% 70% Flyball: LF
t8 2-1 2 --- O CIN G. Hatton B. Rush -1% 69% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Ken Raffensberger facing 9-1-2
b8 1-2 0 --- O CHC B. Rush K. Raffensberger 6% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-2 1 --- O CHC W. Terwilliger K. Raffensberger 5% 80% Lineout: CF
b8 1-2 2 --- CHC B. Borkowski K. Raffensberger -4% 76% Single
b8 1-2 2 1-- O CHC P. Ward K. Raffensberger 7% 83% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 3-4-5
t9 2-1 0 --- O CIN J. Wyrostek B. Rush -2% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-1 1 --- CIN T. Kluszewski B. Rush 3% 85% Double
t9 2-1 1 -2- CIN J. Adcock B. Rush 1% 86% Walk
t9 2-1 1 12- OO CIN D. Howell B. Rush -6% 79% Double Play: Flyball: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Ken Raffensberger facing 4-5-6
b9 1-2 0 --- O CHC H. Jeffcoat K. Raffensberger 9% 88% Flyball: LF
b9 1-2 1 --- O CHC A. Pafko K. Raffensberger 7% 95% Foul Flyball: C
b9 1-2 2 --- O CHC B. Serena K. Raffensberger 5% 100% Foul Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 1.

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