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Standings
CHW
@BOS
1
2
CLE
@NYY
11
6
CLE
@NYY
4
5
SLB
@PHA
9
5
SLB
@PHA
1
3
DET
@WSH
0
1
BSN
@CHC
1
0
BRO
@CIN
2
1
 
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PHI
@PIT
1
2
PHI
@PIT
2
4
NYG
@STL
2
3
Thursday, July 17, 1952,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 5,963, Time of Game: 2:03
Braves
1
36-48
 Won 1 
6th, 23 GB
at Cubs
0
44-41
 Lost 1 
4th, 15½ GB
W: Vern Bickford (5-9)
L: Paul Minner (9-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  9  0
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  0

Boston Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Sam Jethroe CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .259 .340 .423 .763 -0.123 1.18 0.000 -0.123 -1.0 1 0
Johnny Logan SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .285 .354 .392 .747 -0.011 0.94 0.062 -0.074 0.0 3 4 2·2B
Earl Torgeson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .198 .361 .302 .663 -0.102 0.89 0.000 -0.102 -0.9 11 0
Walker Cooper C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .266 .312 .379 .691 -0.011 0.89 0.031 -0.042 -0.0 0 0
Sid Gordon LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .283 .387 .476 .863 -0.076 1.05 0.041 -0.117 -0.7 5 0 GDP
Eddie Mathews 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .237 .313 .440 .753 0.026 1.10 0.083 -0.057 0.3 0 4
Sibby Sisti RF 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .206 .278 .313 .591 0.016 1.40 0.062 -0.046 0.1 3 0 SB,SH
   Jack Daniels RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .205 .275 .265 .540 -0.008 0.96 0.000 -0.008 -0.2 1 0 SH
Jack Dittmer 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .144 .191 .212 .402 -0.080 1.50 0.041 -0.120 -0.6 3 6
Vern Bickford P 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .231 .231 .256 .487 0.089 1.71 0.190 -0.101 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 9 1 2 1 36 .281 .324 .344 .667 -0.280 1.18 0.510 -0.790 -3.2 27 14
2B: J Logan 2 (11, 2 off P Minner).
SH: S Sisti (5, off P Minner); J Daniels (3, off P Minner).
TB: J Logan 4; E Mathews 2; S Gordon 2; J Dittmer; V Bickford; W Cooper.
GIDP: S Gordon (5).
RBI: V Bickford (3).
2-out RBI: V Bickford.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Dittmer-J Logan-E Torgeson 2; J Logan-J Dittmer-E Torgeson.
Baserunning
SB: S Sisti (1, 2nd base off P Minner/T Atwell).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bob Addis RF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .331 .392 .414 .806 -0.147 2.93 0.084 -0.232 -0.2 2 1 2B
Eddie Miksis 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .228 .273 .302 .575 -0.262 2.50 0.000 -0.262 -1.7 4 4
Dee Fondy 1B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .300 .336 .426 .762 0.056 1.36 0.116 -0.060 -0.1 9 0
Hank Sauer LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .285 .363 .574 .937 -0.178 1.79 0.058 -0.236 -0.6 2 0 GDP
Toby Atwell C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .311 .400 .413 .813 -0.118 1.52 0.038 -0.156 -0.6 1 1 GDP
Bill Serena 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .284 .359 .512 .871 -0.021 2.00 0.133 -0.154 -0.8 2 0 GDP
Hal Jeffcoat CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .199 .246 .330 .576 -0.023 2.02 0.111 -0.134 0.2 4 0 2B
Roy Smalley SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .204 .273 .343 .616 -0.006 1.33 0.040 -0.046 0.0 1 3
   Gene Hermanski PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .273 .335 .361 .696 0.075 2.59 0.075 0.000 0.4
   Tommy Brown PR-SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .179 .281 .250 .531 0.125 4.60 0.125 0.000 0.4 0 1
Paul Minner P 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .205 .271 .409 .680 -0.120 2.50 0.000 -0.120 -0.8 2 4 SH
   Phil Cavarretta PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .350 .314 .664 -0.160 7.12 0.000 -0.160 -0.5
Team Totals 30 0 7 0 6 0 37 .233 .361 .300 .661 -0.779 2.27 0.780 -1.560 -4.2 27 14
2B: B Addis (8, off V Bickford); H Jeffcoat (10, off V Bickford).
SH: P Minner (3, off V Bickford).
TB: B Addis 2; H Jeffcoat 2; T Brown; H Sauer; T Atwell; B Serena; G Hermanski.
GIDP: B Serena (5); H Sauer (8); T Atwell (3).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 0 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Minner-E Miksis-D Fondy.
Outfield Assists: B Addis (J Dittmer at home plate).

Boston Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vern Bickford, W (5-9) 9 7 0 0 6 0 0 3.55 37 67 0.779 2.27 4.2
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 6 0 0 0.00 37 67 0.779 2.27 4.2

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Minner, L (9-5) 9 9 1 1 2 1 0 3.07 36 64 0.279 1.18 3.2
Team Totals 9 9 1 1 2 1 0 1.00 36 64 0.279 1.18 3.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lon Warneke, 1B - Larry Goetz, 2B - Frank Dascoli, 3B - Frank Secory.
Time of Game: 2:03.
Attendance: 5,963.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Braves         Chicago Cubs
1 Sam Jethroe CF 1 Bob Addis RF
2 Johnny Logan SS 2 Eddie Miksis 2B
3 Earl Torgeson 1B 3 Dee Fondy 1B
4 Walker Cooper C 4 Hank Sauer LF
5 Sid Gordon LF 5 Toby Atwell C
6 Eddie Mathews 3B 6 Bill Serena 3B
7 Sibby Sisti RF 7 Hal Jeffcoat CF
8 Jack Dittmer 2B 8 Roy Smalley SS
9 Vern Bickford P 9 Paul Minner P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 0-1 0 1-- OO CHC H. Sauer V. Bickford 20% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t7 0-0 2 --3 R BSN V. Bickford P. Minner 19% 68% Single to CF; Mathews Scores
b9 0-1 2 12- O CHC B. Addis V. Bickford 17% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 0-1 1 12- O CHC P. Cavarretta V. Bickford 16% 83% Flyball: LF
b7 0-1 2 123 O CHC E. Miksis V. Bickford 15% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 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 S. Jethroe P. Minner -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O BSN J. Logan P. Minner -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O BSN E. Torgeson P. Minner -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 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 B. Addis V. Bickford -6% 39% Double to RF (RF Line)
b1 0-0 0 -2- O CHC E. Miksis V. Bickford 4% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O CHC D. Fondy V. Bickford 3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B; Addis stays at 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- O CHC H. Sauer V. Bickford 3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O BSN W. Cooper P. Minner -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- BSN S. Gordon P. Minner 3% 50% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 1 1-- O BSN E. Mathews P. Minner -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O BSN S. Sisti P. Minner -2% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- CHC T. Atwell V. Bickford -4% 41% Single to RF
b2 0-0 0 1-- OO CHC B. Serena V. Bickford 8% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O CHC H. Jeffcoat V. Bickford 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- BSN J. Dittmer P. Minner 4% 54% Single to CF
t3 0-0 0 1-- O BSN V. Bickford P. Minner -4% 50% Bunt Popfly: P
t3 0-0 1 1-- O BSN S. Jethroe P. Minner -3% 47% Flyball: 2B
t3 0-0 2 1-- O BSN J. Logan P. Minner -3% 45% Double to RF (RF Line); Dittmer out at Hm/RF-2B-C-3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- CHC R. Smalley V. Bickford -4% 41% Walk
b3 0-0 0 1-- O CHC P. Minner V. Bickford 2% 42% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Smalley to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- O CHC B. Addis V. Bickford 3% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B; Smalley to 3B
b3 0-0 2 --3 O CHC E. Miksis V. Bickford 4% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O BSN E. Torgeson P. Minner -3% 47% Flyball: SS
t4 0-0 1 --- O BSN W. Cooper P. Minner -2% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- BSN S. Gordon P. Minner 1% 47% Single to RF
t4 0-0 2 1-- O BSN E. Mathews P. Minner -3% 44% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Fondy V. Bickford 3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- CHC H. Sauer V. Bickford -3% 44% Single to P (Ground Ball)
b4 0-0 1 1-- OO CHC T. Atwell V. Bickford 6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- BSN S. Sisti P. Minner 5% 55% Walk
t5 0-0 0 1-- O BSN J. Dittmer P. Minner -4% 50% Bunt Popfly: P
t5 0-0 1 1-- O BSN V. Bickford P. Minner -4% 47% Flyball: LF
t5 0-0 2 1-- BSN S. Jethroe P. Minner 1% 48% Sisti Steals 2B
t5 0-0 2 -2- O BSN S. Jethroe P. Minner -5% 44% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Serena V. Bickford 3% 46% Flyball: SS
b5 0-0 1 --- CHC H. Jeffcoat V. Bickford -6% 41% Double to LF (LF Line)
b5 0-0 1 -2- O CHC R. Smalley V. Bickford 5% 45% Flyball: RF
b5 0-0 2 -2- O CHC P. Minner V. Bickford 5% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 2-3-4
t6 0-0 0 --- O BSN J. Logan P. Minner -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t6 0-0 1 --- O BSN E. Torgeson P. Minner -2% 44% Groundout: P-1B
t6 0-0 2 --- BSN W. Cooper P. Minner 2% 46% Single to CF
t6 0-0 2 1-- O BSN S. Gordon P. Minner -3% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 1-2-3
b6 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Addis V. Bickford 3% 46% Flyball: CF
b6 0-0 1 --- O CHC E. Miksis V. Bickford 2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-0 2 --- CHC D. Fondy V. Bickford -2% 47% Walk
b6 0-0 2 1-- CHC H. Sauer V. Bickford -3% 44% Walk; Fondy to 2B
b6 0-0 2 12- O CHC T. Atwell V. Bickford 6% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 6-7-8
t7 0-0 0 --- BSN E. Mathews P. Minner 6% 56% Single to RF
t7 0-0 0 1-- O BSN S. Sisti P. Minner -2% 54% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Mathews to 2B
t7 0-0 1 -2- O BSN J. Dittmer P. Minner -5% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B; Mathews to 3B
t7 0-0 2 --3 R BSN V. Bickford P. Minner 19% 68% Single to CF; Mathews Scores
t7 1-0 2 1-- O BSN S. Jethroe P. Minner -2% 65% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 6-7-8
Jack Daniels replaces Sibby Sisti playing RF batting 7th
b7 0-1 0 --- O CHC B. Serena V. Bickford 5% 70% Flyball: RF
b7 0-1 1 --- CHC H. Jeffcoat V. Bickford -5% 64% Walk
Gene Hermanski pinch hits for Roy Smalley (SS) batting 8th
b7 0-1 1 1-- CHC G. Hermanski V. Bickford -8% 57% Single; Jeffcoat to 2B
Tommy Brown pinch runs for Gene Hermanski (PH) batting 8th
b7 0-1 1 12- O CHC P. Minner V. Bickford 6% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Jeffcoat to 3B; Brown to 2B
b7 0-1 2 -23 CHC B. Addis V. Bickford -2% 60% Walk
b7 0-1 2 123 O CHC E. Miksis V. Bickford 15% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 2-3-4
Tommy Brown moves from PR to SS
t8 1-0 0 --- BSN J. Logan P. Minner 6% 82% Double
t8 1-0 0 -2- O BSN E. Torgeson P. Minner -4% 78% Foul Flyball: 3B
t8 1-0 1 -2- BSN W. Cooper P. Minner 1% 79% Walk
t8 1-0 1 12- OO BSN S. Gordon P. Minner -8% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 3-4-5
b8 0-1 0 --- CHC D. Fondy V. Bickford -10% 61% Walk
b8 0-1 0 1-- OO CHC H. Sauer V. Bickford 20% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b8 0-1 2 --- O CHC T. Atwell V. Bickford 3% 84% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 6-7-8
t9 1-0 0 --- BSN E. Mathews P. Minner 2% 87% Single
t9 1-0 0 1-- O BSN J. Daniels P. Minner -1% 86% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Mathews to 2B
t9 1-0 1 -2- O BSN J. Dittmer P. Minner -2% 84% Flyball: RF
t9 1-0 2 -2- O BSN V. Bickford P. Minner -3% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 6-7-8
b9 0-1 0 --- CHC B. Serena V. Bickford -13% 68% Single to LF
b9 0-1 0 1-- O CHC H. Jeffcoat V. Bickford 12% 80% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b9 0-1 1 1-- CHC T. Brown V. Bickford -12% 67% Single to CF; Jeffcoat to 2B
Phil Cavarretta pinch hits for Paul Minner (P) batting 9th
b9 0-1 1 12- O CHC P. Cavarretta V. Bickford 16% 83% Flyball: LF
b9 0-1 2 12- O CHC B. Addis V. Bickford 17% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 0.

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