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Scores
Standings
DET
@BOS
2
5
SLB
@NYY
4
8
SLB
@NYY
10
2
CLE
@PHA
3
2
CHW
@WSH
7
4
BSN
@CHC
1
2
BRO
@CIN
4
5
 
(14)
PHI
@PIT
5
4
NYG
@STL
4
5
Friday, August 3, 1951,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 7,303, Time of Game: 1:48
Braves
1
47-50
 Lost 1 
4th, 16½ GB
at Cubs
2
42-53
 Won 2 
7th, 20½ GB
W: Paul Minner (5-10)
L: Vern Bickford (11-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  9  0
Cubs            1  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  X    2  6  0

Boston Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roy Hartsfield 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .267 .332 .352 .684 -0.190 1.80 0.041 -0.232 -1.2 4 2 SB
Sam Jethroe CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .263 .342 .445 .787 -0.133 1.25 0.000 -0.133 -1.0 1 1
Earl Torgeson 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .248 .374 .419 .793 -0.075 0.96 0.012 -0.087 -0.4 12 0
Bob Elliott 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .329 .409 .527 .936 0.037 0.81 0.074 -0.037 0.1 0 6 2B
Sid Gordon LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .295 .396 .516 .913 -0.090 1.51 0.039 -0.130 -0.5 1 0
Willard Marshall RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .294 .362 .467 .829 -0.069 1.36 0.043 -0.112 -0.4 2 0
Walker Cooper C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .313 .365 .517 .882 -0.092 1.64 0.040 -0.131 -0.3 2 0
Johnny Logan SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .221 .302 .283 .585 -0.057 1.81 0.078 -0.135 -0.2 1 3
Vern Bickford P 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .115 .148 .135 .283 -0.020 1.76 0.097 -0.117 0.0 1 3
   Sibby Sisti PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .327 .391 .412 .802 0.076 1.42 0.076 0.000 0.2 2B
Team Totals 36 1 9 1 1 4 37 .250 .270 .306 .576 -0.613 1.44 0.500 -1.114 -3.6 24 15
2B: B Elliott (22, off P Minner); S Sisti (10, off P Minner).
TB: B Elliott 3; S Sisti 2; S Gordon; V Bickford; W Marshall; W Cooper; J Logan; R Hartsfield.
RBI: V Bickford (4).
2-out RBI: V Bickford.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Elliott-R Hartsfield-E Torgeson; V Bickford-J Logan-E Torgeson.
Outfield Assists: S Jethroe (H Jeffcoat at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: R Hartsfield (7, 2nd base off P Minner/S Burgess).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Miksis 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .299 .330 .387 .717 -0.044 1.32 0.035 -0.079 -0.2 5 2 SH
Hal Jeffcoat LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .265 .306 .371 .677 0.186 1.43 0.256 -0.069 0.0 1 0
Frank Baumholtz CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .311 .366 .429 .794 0.037 0.97 0.082 -0.045 0.5 2 0 2B
Randy Jackson 3B 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .275 .343 .450 .793 -0.058 1.25 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 0 0
Gene Hermanski RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .257 .373 .335 .708 -0.002 0.89 0.040 -0.042 -0.2 4 0
Chuck Connors 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .316 .357 .405 .762 0.010 1.49 0.082 -0.072 0.1 6 0 SB
Smoky Burgess C 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .276 .326 .366 .692 0.064 1.23 0.106 -0.042 0.8 5 0
Roy Smalley SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .218 .283 .373 .656 -0.173 1.60 0.000 -0.173 -1.4 3 3 GDP
Paul Minner P 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .217 .280 .348 .628 -0.134 1.62 0.047 -0.181 -1.2 1 3 GDP
Team Totals 26 2 6 2 2 2 29 .231 .286 .269 .555 -0.114 1.32 0.648 -0.761 -2.1 27 8
2B: F Baumholtz (21, off V Bickford).
SH: E Miksis (5, off V Bickford).
TB: F Baumholtz 2; S Burgess 2; E Miksis; C Connors; H Jeffcoat.
GIDP: P Minner (1); R Smalley (6).
RBI: R Jackson (54); H Jeffcoat (15).
2-out RBI: H Jeffcoat.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Baserunning
SB: C Connors (2, 2nd base off V Bickford/W Cooper).

Boston Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vern Bickford, L (11-9) 8 6 2 2 2 2 0 3.04 29 62 0.113 1.32 2.1
Team Totals 8 6 2 2 2 2 0 2.25 29 62 0.113 1.32 2.1

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Minner, W (5-10) 9 9 1 1 1 4 0 3.62 37 68 0.613 1.44 3.6
Team Totals 9 9 1 1 1 4 0 1.00 37 68 0.613 1.44 3.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Artie Gore, 1B - Jocko Conlan, 2B - (none), 3B - Bill Stewart.
Time of Game: 1:48.
Attendance: 7,303.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-1 2 -2- RO CHC H. Jeffcoat V. Bickford 26% 84% Single to CF (LF-CF); Minner Scores; Jeffcoat out at 2B/CF-2B
b5 1-1 1 1-3 OO CHC P. Minner V. Bickford -16% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t9 1-2 2 -2- O BSN R. Hartsfield P. Minner 11% 100% Strikeout
t2 0-1 2 1-3 R BSN V. Bickford P. Minner -10% 51% Single to CF; Gordon Scores; Logan to 2B
t4 1-1 1 1-3 O BSN V. Bickford P. Minner 9% 51% Fielder's Choice P; Marshall out at Hm/P-C; Logan to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BSN R. Hartsfield P. Minner 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O BSN S. Jethroe P. Minner 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- BSN E. Torgeson P. Minner -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O BSN B. Elliott P. Minner 2% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHC E. Miksis V. Bickford 4% 58% Single to CF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O CHC H. Jeffcoat V. Bickford -3% 55% Bunt Popfly: P
b1 0-0 1 1-- CHC F. Baumholtz V. Bickford 8% 63% Double (LF-CF); Miksis to 3B
b1 0-0 1 -23 RO CHC R. Jackson V. Bickford 0% 63% Flyball: LF; Miksis Scores
b1 1-0 2 -2- O CHC G. Hermanski V. Bickford -3% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- BSN S. Gordon P. Minner -4% 56% Single to CF
t2 0-1 0 1-- O BSN W. Marshall P. Minner 4% 60% Flyball: SS
t2 0-1 1 1-- BSN W. Cooper P. Minner -4% 56% Single to CF; Gordon to 2B
t2 0-1 1 12- O BSN J. Logan P. Minner 4% 60% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Gordon to 3B
t2 0-1 2 1-3 R BSN V. Bickford P. Minner -10% 51% Single to CF; Gordon Scores; Logan to 2B
t2 1-1 2 12- O BSN R. Hartsfield P. Minner 4% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- O CHC C. Connors V. Bickford -2% 53% Flyball: 2B
b2 1-1 1 --- CHC S. Burgess V. Bickford 3% 55% Single to RF
b2 1-1 1 1-- OO CHC R. Smalley V. Bickford -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 2-3-4
t3 1-1 0 --- O BSN S. Jethroe P. Minner 3% 53% Strikeout
t3 1-1 1 --- O BSN E. Torgeson P. Minner 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 1-1 2 --- BSN B. Elliott P. Minner -2% 52% Double to RF
t3 1-1 2 -2- O BSN S. Gordon P. Minner 4% 56% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- O CHC P. Minner V. Bickford -3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-1 1 --- O CHC E. Miksis V. Bickford -2% 51% Lineout: CF
b3 1-1 2 --- O CHC H. Jeffcoat V. Bickford -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 6-7-8
t4 1-1 0 --- BSN W. Marshall P. Minner -4% 46% Single to P/Bunt
t4 1-1 0 1-- O BSN W. Cooper P. Minner 4% 50% Flyball: 2B
t4 1-1 1 1-- BSN J. Logan P. Minner -8% 42% Single to CF; Marshall to 3B
t4 1-1 1 1-3 O BSN V. Bickford P. Minner 9% 51% Fielder's Choice P; Marshall out at Hm/P-C; Logan to 2B
t4 1-1 2 12- O BSN R. Hartsfield P. Minner 5% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 3-4-5
b4 1-1 0 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz V. Bickford -3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-1 1 --- O CHC R. Jackson V. Bickford -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-1 2 --- O CHC G. Hermanski V. Bickford -1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 2-3-4
t5 1-1 0 --- O BSN S. Jethroe P. Minner 3% 53% Flyball: SS (Deep SS-2B)
t5 1-1 1 --- O BSN E. Torgeson P. Minner 2% 55% Flyball: RF
t5 1-1 2 --- O BSN B. Elliott P. Minner 1% 57% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 6-7-8
b5 1-1 0 --- CHC C. Connors V. Bickford 5% 61% Single to 2B/Bunt
b5 1-1 0 1-- CHC S. Burgess V. Bickford 4% 65% Connors Steals 2B
b5 1-1 0 -2- CHC S. Burgess V. Bickford 8% 73% Single to 2B; Connors to 3B
b5 1-1 0 1-3 O CHC R. Smalley V. Bickford -7% 66% Strikeout
b5 1-1 1 1-3 OO CHC P. Minner V. Bickford -16% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 5-6-7
t6 1-1 0 --- O BSN S. Gordon P. Minner 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t6 1-1 1 --- O BSN W. Marshall P. Minner 2% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-1 2 --- O BSN W. Cooper P. Minner 2% 58% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 1-2-3
b6 1-1 0 --- O CHC E. Miksis V. Bickford -3% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-1 1 --- O CHC H. Jeffcoat V. Bickford -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-1 2 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz V. Bickford -2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 8-9-1
t7 1-1 0 --- O BSN J. Logan P. Minner 4% 54% Flyball: SS
t7 1-1 1 --- O BSN V. Bickford P. Minner 3% 57% Flyball: CF
t7 1-1 2 --- BSN R. Hartsfield P. Minner -2% 55% Single to 2B
t7 1-1 2 1-- BSN S. Jethroe P. Minner -2% 53% Hartsfield Steals 2B
t7 1-1 2 -2- O BSN S. Jethroe P. Minner 6% 59% Flyball: P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 4-5-6
b7 1-1 0 --- O CHC R. Jackson V. Bickford -4% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-1 1 --- CHC G. Hermanski V. Bickford 4% 59% Walk
b7 1-1 1 1-- O CHC C. Connors V. Bickford -5% 54% Flyball: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
b7 1-1 2 1-- O CHC S. Burgess V. Bickford -4% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 3-4-5
t8 1-1 0 --- O BSN E. Torgeson P. Minner 5% 55% Groundout: P-1B
t8 1-1 1 --- BSN B. Elliott P. Minner -5% 50% Single to 2B
t8 1-1 1 1-- O BSN S. Gordon P. Minner 6% 56% Flyball: 2B
t8 1-1 2 1-- O BSN W. Marshall P. Minner 5% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 8-9-1
b8 1-1 0 --- O CHC R. Smalley V. Bickford -5% 56% Groundout: P-1B
b8 1-1 1 --- CHC P. Minner V. Bickford 5% 61% Walk
b8 1-1 1 1-- O CHC E. Miksis V. Bickford -3% 58% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Minner to 2B
b8 1-1 2 -2- RO CHC H. Jeffcoat V. Bickford 26% 84% Single to CF (LF-CF); Minner Scores; Jeffcoat out at 2B/CF-2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 7-8-9
t9 1-2 0 --- O BSN W. Cooper P. Minner 7% 91% Flyball: 2B
t9 1-2 1 --- O BSN J. Logan P. Minner 5% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
Sibby Sisti pinch hits for Vern Bickford (P) batting 9th
t9 1-2 2 --- BSN S. Sisti P. Minner -8% 89% Double to LF
t9 1-2 2 -2- O BSN R. Hartsfield P. Minner 11% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 2.

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