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Scores
Standings
DET
@BOS
5
3
SLB
@NYY
5
11
CLE
@PHA
12
6
CHW
@WSH
0
2
PIT
@CHC
4
0
NYG
@CIN
9
2
PHI
@MLN
5
1
PHI
@MLN
0
0
 
(10)
BRO
@STL
2
1
Friday, July 31, 1953,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 5,412, Time of Game: 2:17
Pirates
4
33-73
 Won 1 
8th, 35½ GB
at Cubs
0
35-61
 Lost 1 
7th, 28½ GB
W: Murry Dickson (8-13)
L: Paul Minner (7-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         1  0  0   2  0  0   0  1  0    4 11  0
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  8  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cal Abrams RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .291 .829 -0.007 0.63 0.035 -0.042 -0.6 1 0 SH
Danny O'Connell 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 .291 .781 0.030 0.66 0.083 -0.053 -0.1 1 3
Hal Rice LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 .303 .730 -0.030 0.80 0.028 -0.058 0.1 8 0 2B
Frank Thomas CF 3 1 2 1 1 1 .238 .761 0.106 0.70 0.120 -0.014 1.8 3 0 2B
Dick Cole SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 .267 .701 -0.007 0.91 0.091 -0.098 -0.7 1 0 2B,GDP
Preston Ward 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .204 .614 0.011 0.58 0.048 -0.037 -0.1 8 0
Eddie Pellagrini 2B 3 0 1 1 1 0 .267 .756 0.022 0.54 0.045 -0.022 0.3 3 5
Nick Koback C 4 0 1 0 0 1 .167 .333 -0.080 0.47 0.003 -0.082 -1.1 1 0 GDP
Murry Dickson P 3 0 1 0 0 0 .130 .297 -0.002 0.54 0.034 -0.036 -0.5 1 1 SH
Team Totals 34 4 11 4 2 4 .324 .773 0.043 0.65 0.487 -0.442 -1.0 27 9
2B: D Cole (9, off P Minner); F Thomas (15, off P Minner); H Rice (7, off P Minner).
SH: C Abrams (5, off P Minner); M Dickson (3, off P Minner).
TB: H Rice 3; F Thomas 3; D Cole 2; P Ward; D O'Connell; C Abrams; M Dickson; N Koback; E Pellagrini.
GIDP: N Koback (1); D Cole (5).
RBI: D Cole (15); H Rice (18); E Pellagrini (10); F Thomas (49).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 15.

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank Baumholtz RF 5 0 1 0 0 0 .314 .785 -0.046 0.95 0.051 -0.096 -0.8 2 0
Tommy Brown SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 .152 .517 -0.110 0.88 0.000 -0.110 -1.3 1 4
Dee Fondy 1B 4 0 3 0 0 0 .304 .849 0.016 0.71 0.054 -0.038 0.2 10 2 2B
Ralph Kiner LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .268 .894 -0.064 0.98 0.013 -0.076 -0.6 2 0
Randy Jackson 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .837 -0.125 1.18 0.000 -0.125 -1.2 1 1
Joe Garagiola C 4 0 1 0 0 0 .243 .680 -0.023 0.71 0.032 -0.055 -0.3 5 0
Eddie Miksis 2B 2 0 1 0 2 0 .248 .621 0.087 0.69 0.091 -0.005 0.7 4 4
Hal Jeffcoat CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .221 .585 -0.077 1.31 0.022 -0.099 -0.8 1 0
Paul Minner P 3 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .585 -0.131 1.56 0.000 -0.131 -1.2 1 1
   Phil Cavarretta PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .214 .736 0.015 0.24 0.015 0.000 0.4 2B
Team Totals 35 0 8 0 3 0 .229 .575 -0.458 0.96 0.278 -0.735 -5.0 27 12
2B: D Fondy (17, off M Dickson); P Cavarretta (1, off M Dickson).
TB: D Fondy 4; P Cavarretta 2; F Baumholtz; E Miksis; J Garagiola; H Jeffcoat.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Brown-E Miksis-D Fondy; D Fondy-T Brown-P Minner.
E: R Jackson (17).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Murry Dickson, W (8-13) 9 8 0 0 3 0 0 4.77 38 68 0.457 0.96 5.0
Team Totals 9 8 0 0 3 0 0 0.00 38 68 0.457 0.96 5.0

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Minner, L (7-11) 9 11 4 4 2 4 0 4.53 38 51 -0.043 0.65 1.0
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 2 4 0 4.00 38 51 -0.043 0.65 1.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Engeln, 1B - Bill Stewart, 2B - (none), 3B - Babe Pinelli.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Cal Abrams RF 1 Frank Baumholtz RF
2 Danny O'Connell 3B 2 Tommy Brown SS
3 Hal Rice LF 3 Dee Fondy 1B
4 Frank Thomas CF 4 Ralph Kiner LF
5 Dick Cole SS 5 Randy Jackson 3B
6 Preston Ward 1B 6 Joe Garagiola C
7 Eddie Pellagrini 2B 7 Eddie Miksis 2B
8 Nick Koback C 8 Hal Jeffcoat CF
9 Murry Dickson P 9 Paul Minner P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-0 0 -2- R PIT D. Cole P. Minner 9% 77% Double; Thomas Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-- PIT D. O'Connell P. Minner 8% 62% Single; Abrams to 3B
t1 1-0 1 12- OO PIT D. Cole P. Minner -8% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 1-0 0 --- PIT F. Thomas P. Minner 6% 68% Single; Thomas to 2B/Adv on E5
t4 3-0 0 12- OO PIT N. Koback P. Minner -6% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P; Ward 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' Paul Minner facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- PIT C. Abrams P. Minner 3% 53% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- PIT D. O'Connell P. Minner 8% 62% Single; Abrams to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 RO PIT H. Rice P. Minner -2% 59% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Abrams Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- PIT F. Thomas P. Minner 3% 62% Walk; Rice to 2B
t1 1-0 1 12- OO PIT D. Cole P. Minner -8% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz M. Dickson 2% 57% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 1 --- O CHC T. Brown M. Dickson 2% 59% Flyball: RF
b1 0-1 2 --- CHC D. Fondy M. Dickson -1% 57% Single
b1 0-1 2 1-- O CHC R. Kiner M. Dickson 2% 60% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O PIT P. Ward P. Minner -2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- O PIT E. Pellagrini P. Minner -2% 56% Flyball: LF
t2 1-0 2 --- O PIT N. Koback P. Minner -1% 55% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 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 R. Jackson M. Dickson 3% 58% Popfly: C
b2 0-1 1 --- O CHC J. Garagiola M. Dickson 2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- CHC E. Miksis M. Dickson -1% 58% Walk
b2 0-1 2 1-- CHC H. Jeffcoat M. Dickson -2% 56% Single; Miksis to 2B
b2 0-1 2 12- O CHC P. Minner M. Dickson 5% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- PIT M. Dickson P. Minner 3% 64% Single
t3 1-0 0 1-- O PIT C. Abrams P. Minner -2% 62% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Dickson to 2B
t3 1-0 1 -2- O PIT D. O'Connell P. Minner -3% 59% Flyball: RF
t3 1-0 2 -2- O PIT H. Rice P. Minner -3% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz M. Dickson 3% 58% Popfly: 3B
b3 0-1 1 --- O CHC T. Brown M. Dickson 2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- CHC D. Fondy M. Dickson -3% 58% Double
b3 0-1 2 -2- CHC R. Kiner M. Dickson -1% 57% Walk
b3 0-1 2 12- O CHC R. Jackson M. Dickson 5% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- PIT F. Thomas P. Minner 6% 68% Single; Thomas to 2B/Adv on E5
t4 1-0 0 -2- R PIT D. Cole P. Minner 9% 77% Double; Thomas Scores
t4 2-0 0 -2- PIT P. Ward P. Minner 5% 82% Single; Cole to 3B
t4 2-0 0 1-3 R PIT E. Pellagrini P. Minner 4% 86% Single; Cole Scores; Ward to 2B
t4 3-0 0 12- OO PIT N. Koback P. Minner -6% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P; Ward to 3B
t4 3-0 2 --3 O PIT M. Dickson P. Minner -2% 77% Popfly: 1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 6-7-8
b4 0-3 0 --- O CHC J. Garagiola M. Dickson 3% 80% Flyball: LF
b4 0-3 1 --- CHC E. Miksis M. Dickson -3% 77% Walk
b4 0-3 1 1-- O CHC H. Jeffcoat M. Dickson 3% 80% Flyball: LF
b4 0-3 2 1-- O CHC P. Minner M. Dickson 2% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 1-2-3
t5 3-0 0 --- O PIT C. Abrams P. Minner -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-0 1 --- O PIT D. O'Connell P. Minner -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 3-0 2 --- PIT H. Rice P. Minner 1% 81% Single
t5 3-0 2 1-- O PIT F. Thomas P. Minner -1% 80% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 1-2-3
b5 0-3 0 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz M. Dickson 3% 82% Flyball: LF
b5 0-3 1 --- O CHC T. Brown M. Dickson 2% 84% Popfly: 2B
b5 0-3 2 --- CHC D. Fondy M. Dickson -1% 83% Single
b5 0-3 2 1-- O CHC R. Kiner M. Dickson 3% 85% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 5-6-7
t6 3-0 0 --- O PIT D. Cole P. Minner -1% 84% Flyball: RF
t6 3-0 1 --- O PIT P. Ward P. Minner -1% 83% Popfly: C
t6 3-0 2 --- PIT E. Pellagrini P. Minner 1% 84% Walk
t6 3-0 2 1-- O PIT N. Koback P. Minner -1% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 5-6-7
b6 0-3 0 --- O CHC R. Jackson M. Dickson 3% 86% Groundout: P-1B
b6 0-3 1 --- CHC J. Garagiola M. Dickson -3% 82% Single
b6 0-3 1 1-- CHC E. Miksis M. Dickson -5% 77% Single; Garagiola to 2B
b6 0-3 1 12- O CHC H. Jeffcoat M. Dickson 5% 83% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Garagiola to 3B
b6 0-3 2 1-3 O CHC P. Minner M. Dickson 6% 89% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 9-1-2
t7 3-0 0 --- O PIT M. Dickson P. Minner -1% 88% Popfly: 1B
t7 3-0 1 --- O PIT C. Abrams P. Minner -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-0 2 --- O PIT D. O'Connell P. Minner -1% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 1-2-3
b7 0-3 0 --- CHC F. Baumholtz M. Dickson -5% 81% Single
b7 0-3 0 1-- O CHC T. Brown M. Dickson 5% 86% Popfly: 1B
b7 0-3 1 1-- O CHC D. Fondy M. Dickson 4% 90% Flyball: CF
b7 0-3 2 1-- O CHC R. Kiner M. Dickson 3% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 3-4-5
t8 3-0 0 --- PIT H. Rice P. Minner 2% 94% Double
t8 3-0 0 -2- R PIT F. Thomas P. Minner 3% 97% Double; Rice Scores
t8 4-0 0 -2- O PIT D. Cole P. Minner -1% 96% Flyball: LF
t8 4-0 1 -2- O PIT P. Ward P. Minner -1% 96% Popfly: 3B
t8 4-0 2 -2- O PIT E. Pellagrini P. Minner -1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 5-6-7
b8 0-4 0 --- O CHC R. Jackson M. Dickson 2% 97% Popfly: P
b8 0-4 1 --- O CHC J. Garagiola M. Dickson 1% 98% Popfly: 2B
b8 0-4 2 --- O CHC E. Miksis M. Dickson 0% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 0.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 8-9-1
t9 4-0 0 --- PIT N. Koback P. Minner 0% 99% Single
t9 4-0 0 1-- O PIT M. Dickson P. Minner -0% 98% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Koback to 2B
t9 4-0 1 -2- O PIT C. Abrams P. Minner -0% 98% Strikeout
t9 4-0 2 -2- O PIT D. O'Connell P. Minner -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Murry Dickson facing 8-9-1
b9 0-4 0 --- O CHC H. Jeffcoat M. Dickson 1% 99% Flyball: LF
Phil Cavarretta pinch hits for Paul Minner (P) batting 9th
b9 0-4 1 --- CHC P. Cavarretta M. Dickson -1% 98% Double
b9 0-4 1 -2- O CHC F. Baumholtz M. Dickson 2% 99% Flyball: CF
b9 0-4 2 -2- O CHC T. Brown M. Dickson 1% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 0.

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