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Standings
NYY
@BOS
4
2
PIT
@CHC
3
4
Monday, August 18, 1952,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 4,911, Time of Game: 2:19
Pirates
3
35-85
 Lost 1 
8th, 43 GB
at Cubs
4
58-58
 Won 1 
5th, 18 GB
W: Bob Schultz (3-1)
L: Murry Dickson (11-17)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  1  0   1  0  1   0  0  0    3  7  1
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  3    4  7  3
Winning Run scored with 0 outs

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Clem Koshorek 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 .261 .637 -0.103 0.82 0.000 -0.103 -1.5 2 2
Dick Groat SS 5 0 2 0 0 0 .277 .621 -0.019 0.50 0.026 -0.044 -0.1 0 0
Brandy Davis CF 3 0 0 0 2 2 .234 .643 0.017 0.60 0.053 -0.036 -0.2 2 0 SB
Ralph Kiner LF 4 0 0 0 1 2 .248 .886 -0.076 0.61 0.005 -0.080 -0.9 2 0
   Lee Walls LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .652 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Gus Bell RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .245 .716 -0.019 0.81 0.046 -0.064 -0.1 1 0 SB
George Metkovich 1B 4 1 1 0 0 2 .275 .721 0.010 0.65 0.063 -0.052 -0.2 7 0
Joe Garagiola C 3 1 0 0 1 0 .264 .745 0.067 0.68 0.081 -0.015 0.6 4 1
Ed Fitz Gerald 3B 3 0 2 1 1 0 .246 .593 0.071 0.74 0.084 -0.013 0.6 2 1
Murry Dickson P 4 0 1 1 0 0 .256 .567 0.073 0.82 0.119 -0.045 0.5 1 3 GDP
Team Totals 35 3 7 2 5 7 .200 .500 0.021 0.69 0.477 -0.452 -1.2 * 7
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
TB: E Fitz Gerald 2; D Groat 2; M Dickson; G Metkovich; G Bell.
GIDP: M Dickson (4).
RBI: M Dickson (6); E Fitz Gerald (6).
2-out RBI: M Dickson.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Dickson-C Koshorek-G Metkovich.
E: D Groat (18).
Baserunning
SB: G Bell (1, 2nd base off T Lown/T Atwell); B Davis (6, 2nd base off T Lown/T Atwell).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Miksis 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .236 .588 -0.034 1.02 0.026 -0.060 -0.3 5 4
Frank Baumholtz CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 .304 .756 -0.022 1.14 0.075 -0.097 -0.2 1 0
Gene Hermanski RF 2 0 1 0 2 0 .268 .690 0.071 1.45 0.113 -0.042 0.7 2 0
Hank Sauer LF 4 0 0 1 0 1 .289 .954 -0.188 2.10 0.000 -0.188 -1.2 0 0
Toby Atwell C 4 0 1 0 0 1 .298 .770 -0.028 1.10 0.048 -0.077 -0.4 7 0
Dee Fondy 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .298 .755 -0.150 1.44 0.000 -0.150 -1.0 8 2
Bill Serena 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .274 .831 0.096 0.83 0.119 -0.023 0.4 0 0
Roy Smalley SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .211 .610 0.096 1.23 0.126 -0.031 0.8 1 4
   Bruce Edwards PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 .238 .618 0.404 3.39 0.404 0.000 1.5 3B
   Hal Jeffcoat PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 .225 .612 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Turk Lown P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .321 -0.038 1.21 0.000 -0.038 -0.3 2 1 SH
   Bob Addis PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .714 -0.107 2.63 0.000 -0.107 -0.9 GDP
   Bob Schultz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .571 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Phil Cavarretta PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 .263 .712 0.422 3.64 0.422 0.000 1.1 HR
Team Totals 30 4 7 4 5 4 .233 .743 0.522 1.45 1.333 -0.813 0.2 * 12
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
3B: B Edwards (1, off M Dickson).
HR: P Cavarretta (1, off M Dickson; 9th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
SH: T Lown (5, off M Dickson).
TB: P Cavarretta 4; B Edwards 3; F Baumholtz; R Smalley; T Atwell; B Serena; G Hermanski.
GIDP: B Addis (4).
RBI: P Cavarretta 2 (7); H Sauer (100); B Edwards (11).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Miksis-R Smalley-D Fondy.
E: D Fondy (9); R Smalley (12); F Baumholtz (5).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Murry Dickson, L (11-17) 8 7 4 4 5 4 1 3.43 36 51 -0.522 1.45 -0.2
Team Totals 8 7 4 4 5 4 1 4.50 36 51 -0.522 1.45 -0.2

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Turk Lown 7 6 3 1 4 6 0 4.48 32 59 -0.051 0.79 0.3
Bob Schultz, W (3-1) 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.89 8 0 0 0.029 0.23 0.9
Team Totals 9 7 3 1 5 7 0 1.00 40 59 0 0 -0.022 0.69 1.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Goetz, 1B - Frank Dascoli, 2B - (none), 3B - Lon Warneke.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Clem Koshorek 2B 1 Eddie Miksis 2B
2 Dick Groat SS 2 Frank Baumholtz CF
3 Brandy Davis CF 3 Gene Hermanski RF
4 Ralph Kiner LF 4 Hank Sauer LF
5 Gus Bell RF 5 Toby Atwell C
6 George Metkovich 1B 6 Dee Fondy 1B
7 Joe Garagiola C 7 Bill Serena 3B
8 Ed Fitz Gerald 3B 8 Roy Smalley SS
9 Murry Dickson P 9 Turk Lown P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-3 0 --3 RR CHC P. Cavarretta M. Dickson 42% 100% Home Run; Jeffcoat Scores
b9 1-3 0 1-- R CHC B. Edwards M. Dickson 40% 58% Triple to RF; Serena Scores
t2 0-0 2 12- R PIT M. Dickson T. Lown -11% 40% Single to LF; Fitz Gerald to 2B; Garagiola Scores
b7 0-3 1 12- OO CHC B. Addis M. Dickson -11% 6% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
b3 0-1 2 123 O CHC H. Sauer M. Dickson -9% 37% Strikeout

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' Turk Lown facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT C. Koshorek T. Lown 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT D. Groat T. Lown 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- PIT B. Davis T. Lown -1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O PIT R. Kiner T. Lown 2% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC E. Miksis M. Dickson -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz M. Dickson -1% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- CHC G. Hermanski M. Dickson 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CHC H. Sauer M. Dickson -2% 50% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Turk Lown facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O PIT G. Bell T. Lown 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O PIT G. Metkovich T. Lown 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --- PIT J. Garagiola T. Lown -1% 53% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- PIT E. Fitz Gerald T. Lown -2% 51% Single to LF; Garagiola to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- R PIT M. Dickson T. Lown -11% 40% Single to LF; Fitz Gerald to 2B; Garagiola Scores
t2 1-0 2 12- O PIT C. Koshorek T. Lown 4% 43% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- O CHC T. Atwell M. Dickson -3% 41% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 --- O CHC D. Fondy M. Dickson -2% 39% Popfly: 1B
b2 0-1 2 --- O CHC B. Serena M. Dickson -1% 38% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Turk Lown facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- O PIT D. Groat T. Lown 2% 40% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 1-0 1 --- PIT B. Davis T. Lown -2% 38% Walk
t3 1-0 1 1-- PIT R. Kiner T. Lown -2% 36% Davis Steals 2B
t3 1-0 1 -2- O PIT R. Kiner T. Lown 3% 40% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-0 2 -2- O PIT G. Bell T. Lown 3% 43% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- CHC R. Smalley M. Dickson 8% 50% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Smalley to 2B
b3 0-1 0 -2- O CHC T. Lown M. Dickson -2% 49% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Smalley to 3B
b3 0-1 1 --3 CHC E. Miksis M. Dickson 3% 51% Walk
b3 0-1 1 1-3 O CHC F. Baumholtz M. Dickson -8% 43% Foul Flyball: 1B
b3 0-1 2 1-3 CHC G. Hermanski M. Dickson 3% 46% Walk; Miksis to 2B
b3 0-1 2 123 O CHC H. Sauer M. Dickson -9% 37% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Turk Lown facing 6-7-8
t4 1-0 0 --- PIT G. Metkovich T. Lown -6% 31% Single to CF; Metkovich to 2B/Adv on E8
t4 1-0 0 -2- O PIT J. Garagiola T. Lown 1% 32% Flyball: RF; Metkovich to 3B
t4 1-0 1 --3 R PIT E. Fitz Gerald T. Lown -6% 26% Single to RF; Metkovich Scores/unER
t4 2-0 1 1-- OO PIT M. Dickson T. Lown 4% 30% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 5-6-7
b4 0-2 0 --- O CHC T. Atwell M. Dickson -3% 27% Foul Flyball: 3B
b4 0-2 1 --- O CHC D. Fondy M. Dickson -2% 25% Strikeout (C-1B)
b4 0-2 2 --- O CHC B. Serena M. Dickson -1% 24% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Turk Lown facing 1-2-3
t5 2-0 0 --- O PIT C. Koshorek T. Lown 2% 25% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-0 1 --- PIT D. Groat T. Lown -2% 24% Single to CF
t5 2-0 1 1-- O PIT B. Davis T. Lown 2% 26% Strikeout
t5 2-0 2 1-- O PIT R. Kiner T. Lown 2% 27% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 8-9-1
b5 0-2 0 --- O CHC R. Smalley M. Dickson -3% 24% Flyball: CF
b5 0-2 1 --- O CHC T. Lown M. Dickson -2% 22% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b5 0-2 2 --- O CHC E. Miksis M. Dickson -1% 21% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Turk Lown facing 5-6-7
t6 2-0 0 --- PIT G. Bell T. Lown -2% 18% Single
t6 2-0 0 1-- PIT G. Metkovich T. Lown -2% 16% Bell Steals 2B
t6 2-0 0 -2- O PIT G. Metkovich T. Lown 3% 19% Strikeout
t6 2-0 1 -2- R PIT J. Garagiola T. Lown -7% 13% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Bell Scores/No RBI/unER
t6 3-0 1 1-- O PIT E. Fitz Gerald T. Lown 1% 14% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t6 3-0 2 1-- PIT M. Dickson T. Lown -1% 13% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Garagiola to 2B
t6 3-0 2 12- O PIT C. Koshorek T. Lown 2% 15% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 2-3-4
b6 0-3 0 --- CHC F. Baumholtz M. Dickson 5% 19% Single to P
b6 0-3 0 1-- O CHC G. Hermanski M. Dickson -4% 15% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b6 0-3 1 1-- O CHC H. Sauer M. Dickson -3% 12% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b6 0-3 2 1-- O CHC T. Atwell M. Dickson -2% 10% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Turk Lown facing 2-3-4
t7 3-0 0 --- O PIT D. Groat T. Lown 1% 10% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-0 1 --- O PIT B. Davis T. Lown 1% 11% Strikeout
t7 3-0 2 --- PIT R. Kiner T. Lown -0% 11% Walk
t7 3-0 2 1-- O PIT G. Bell T. Lown 1% 12% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 6-7-8
b7 0-3 0 --- O CHC D. Fondy M. Dickson -3% 9% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-3 1 --- CHC B. Serena M. Dickson 3% 12% Single
b7 0-3 1 1-- CHC R. Smalley M. Dickson 5% 17% Single; Serena to 2B
Bob Addis pinch hits for Turk Lown (P) batting 9th
b7 0-3 1 12- OO CHC B. Addis M. Dickson -11% 6% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Bob Schultz facing 6-7-8
Bob Schultz replaces Bob Addis (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-0 0 --- O PIT G. Metkovich B. Schultz 1% 7% Groundout: P-1B
t8 3-0 1 --- O PIT J. Garagiola B. Schultz 0% 7% Popfly: 2B
t8 3-0 2 --- PIT E. Fitz Gerald B. Schultz -0% 7% Walk
t8 3-0 2 1-- O PIT M. Dickson B. Schultz 1% 8% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 1-2-3
b8 0-3 0 --- O CHC E. Miksis M. Dickson -2% 5% Popfly: 3B
b8 0-3 1 --- CHC F. Baumholtz M. Dickson 3% 8% Walk
b8 0-3 1 1-- CHC G. Hermanski M. Dickson 7% 15% Single to RF; Baumholtz to 3B
b8 0-3 1 1-3 RO CHC H. Sauer M. Dickson -4% 11% Flyball: LF; Baumholtz Scores
b8 1-3 2 1-- CHC T. Atwell M. Dickson 5% 16% Single to 1B; Hermanski to 3B
b8 1-3 2 1-3 O CHC D. Fondy M. Dickson -9% 7% Groundout: P unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Bob Schultz facing 1-2-3
t9 3-1 0 --- O PIT C. Koshorek B. Schultz 1% 8% Flyball: RF
t9 3-1 1 --- PIT D. Groat B. Schultz -1% 7% Single to CF
t9 3-1 1 1-- O PIT B. Davis B. Schultz 1% 8% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t9 3-1 2 1-- O PIT R. Kiner B. Schultz 1% 8% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 7-8-9
Lee Walls replaces Ralph Kiner playing LF batting 4th
b9 1-3 0 --- CHC B. Serena M. Dickson 9% 17% Walk
Bruce Edwards pinch hits for Roy Smalley (SS) batting 8th
b9 1-3 0 1-- R CHC B. Edwards M. Dickson 40% 58% Triple to RF; Serena Scores
Phil Cavarretta pinch hits for Bob Schultz (P) batting 9th
Hal Jeffcoat pinch runs for Bruce Edwards (PH) batting 8th
b9 2-3 0 --3 RR CHC P. Cavarretta M. Dickson 42% 100% Home Run; Jeffcoat Scores
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 4.

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