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Scores
Standings
DET
@BAL
7
5
DET
@BAL
2
4
PHA
@BOS
10
20
PHA
@BOS
0
9
CHW
@CLE
6
4
CHW
@CLE
3
6
WSH
@NYY
1
0
WSH
@NYY
6
7
 
(10)
STL
@CHC
4
14
 
(7)
BRO
@PHI
5
4
 
(12)
NYG
@PIT
4
0
NYG
@PIT
3
4
Monday, May 31, 1954,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 34,268, Time of Game: 1:53
Cardinals
4
23-21
 Lost 1 
5th, 2½ GB
at Cubs
14
20-22
 Won 1 
7th, 4½ GB
W: Paul Minner (5-2)
L: Bill Greason (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Cardinals       2  0  2   0  0  0   0    4  8  0
Cubs            2  0  3   7  0  2   0   14 14  0

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wally Moon CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .322 .403 .480 .883 0.006 0.50 0.035 -0.029 -0.3 0 0
Red Schoendienst 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .318 .360 .448 .808 0.072 0.56 0.090 -0.018 0.7 4 4
Stan Musial RF 3 2 1 1 0 0 3 .374 .476 .731 1.207 -0.014 0.73 0.014 -0.028 -0.5 2 0
Ray Jablonski 3B 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 .373 .422 .573 .995 0.183 0.68 0.211 -0.028 1.3 0 1 HR
Rip Repulski LF 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .247 .318 .402 .720 0.089 0.39 0.101 -0.011 0.7 2 0 2B
Tom Alston 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .280 .357 .435 .792 -0.056 0.70 0.000 -0.056 -0.7 8 1
Alex Grammas SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .262 .333 .340 .673 -0.045 0.59 0.000 -0.045 -0.5 1 3
Bill Sarni C 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .350 .409 .350 .759 0.000 0.40 0.017 -0.017 0.3 3 0
Bill Greason P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.011 0.42 0.000 -0.011 -0.1 0 1
   Sal Yvars PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .385 .563 .947 -0.029 1.03 0.000 -0.029 -0.2
   Cot Deal P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125 .125 .500 .625 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.4 1 2
Team Totals 29 4 8 4 0 6 29 .276 .276 .414 .690 0.194 0.56 0.468 -0.273 0.4 21 12
2B: R Repulski (9, off P Minner).
HR: R Jablonski (8, off P Minner, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: R Jablonski 4; R Repulski 2; B Sarni 2; R Schoendienst 2; W Moon; S Musial.
RBI: R Jablonski 2 (44); R Repulski (22); S Musial (52).
2-out RBI: R Jablonski 2; R Repulski.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank Baumholtz CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .331 .371 .444 .815 -0.079 0.62 0.000 -0.079 -0.8 3 0
Dee Fondy 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .268 .305 .426 .732 -0.051 0.40 0.000 -0.051 -1.0 7 1
Ralph Kiner LF 5 3 3 0 0 1 5 .348 .460 .587 1.047 0.007 0.27 0.025 -0.019 0.9 0 0 3B,2B
Hank Sauer RF 2 3 2 3 2 0 4 .343 .442 .723 1.165 0.297 0.47 0.297 0.000 3.4 1 0 2·HR,IW
Randy Jackson 3B 3 2 2 4 0 1 4 .308 .362 .521 .883 0.111 0.42 0.122 -0.010 2.4 0 2 HR,SF
Ernie Banks SS 3 3 1 2 0 0 4 .275 .324 .433 .757 0.206 0.49 0.230 -0.024 1.5 2 2 HR,HBP
Bill Serena 2B 3 1 2 3 1 0 4 .250 .350 .563 .913 0.039 0.31 0.050 -0.010 3.2 1 1 HR,3B
Walker Cooper C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .263 .317 .447 .764 0.003 0.52 0.033 -0.030 -0.4 6 1
Paul Minner P 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .259 .290 .556 .846 0.162 0.55 0.162 -0.001 1.3 1 1 HR
Team Totals 34 14 14 14 3 3 39 .412 .462 1.088 1.550 0.695 0.45 0.919 -0.224 10.4 21 8
2B: R Kiner (12, off C Deal).
3B: R Kiner (2, off C Deal); B Serena (1, off C Deal).
HR: H Sauer 2 (16, 2 off B Greason, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF; 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); E Banks (7, off B Greason, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); P Minner (2, off C Deal, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF); R Jackson (9, off C Deal, 4th inn, 2 on, 2 outs); B Serena (1, off C Deal, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
SF: R Jackson (1, off C Deal).
IBB: H Sauer (7, by C Deal).
HBP: E Banks (2, by C Deal).
TB: H Sauer 8; B Serena 7; R Kiner 6; P Minner 5; R Jackson 5; E Banks 4; F Baumholtz; W Cooper.
RBI: R Jackson 4 (30); H Sauer 3 (42); B Serena 3 (7); E Banks 2 (33); P Minner 2 (9).
2-out RBI: R Jackson 3; B Serena 3; H Sauer 3; E Banks 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 3.

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Greason, L (0-1) 3 6 5 5 1 2 3 15.00 16 28 -0.391 0.79 -3.5
Cot Deal 4 8 9 9 2 1 3 9.10 23 0 0 -0.303 0.21 -6.9
Team Totals 7 14 14 14 3 3 6 18.00 39 28 0 0 -0.694 0.45 -10.4

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Minner, W (5-2) 7 8 4 4 0 6 1 3.95 29 51 -0.194 0.56 -0.4
Team Totals 7 8 4 4 0 6 1 5.14 29 51 -0.194 0.56 -0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: C Deal (3; E Banks).
IBB: C Deal (3; H Sauer).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dusty Boggess, 1B - Bill Stewart, 2B - (none), 3B - Babe Pinelli.
Time of Game: 1:53.
Attendance: 34,268.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

St.Louis Cardinals         Chicago Cubs
1 Wally Moon CF 1 Frank Baumholtz CF
2 Red Schoendienst 2B 2 Dee Fondy 1B
3 Stan Musial RF 3 Ralph Kiner LF
4 Ray Jablonski 3B 4 Hank Sauer RF
5 Rip Repulski LF 5 Randy Jackson 3B
6 Tom Alston 1B 6 Ernie Banks SS
7 Alex Grammas SS 7 Bill Serena 2B
8 Bill Sarni C 8 Walker Cooper C
9 Bill Greason P 9 Paul Minner P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 3-4 2 1-- RR CHC E. Banks B. Greason 23% 63% Home Run; Jackson Scores
t3 2-2 2 1-- RR STL R. Jablonski P. Minner -21% 32% Home Run; Musial Scores
b1 0-2 2 1-- RR CHC H. Sauer B. Greason 19% 51% Home Run; Kiner Scores
b4 5-4 0 1-- RR CHC P. Minner C. Deal 14% 86% Home Run; Cooper Scores
b3 2-4 2 --- R CHC H. Sauer B. Greason 11% 39% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- STL W. Moon P. Minner -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- STL R. Schoendienst P. Minner -9% 38% Single to CF; Moon to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 RO STL S. Musial P. Minner 2% 40% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Moon Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- O STL R. Jablonski P. Minner 3% 43% Popfly: SS
t1 1-0 2 1-- R STL R. Repulski P. Minner -10% 33% Double to CF; Musial Scores
t1 2-0 2 -2- O STL T. Alston P. Minner 3% 35% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Bill Greason facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz B. Greason -2% 33% Flyball: RF
b1 0-2 1 --- O CHC D. Fondy B. Greason -2% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-2 2 --- CHC R. Kiner B. Greason 1% 33% Single to LF
b1 0-2 2 1-- RR CHC H. Sauer B. Greason 19% 51% Home Run; Kiner Scores
b1 2-2 2 --- O CHC R. Jackson B. Greason -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 7-8-9
t2 2-2 0 --- O STL A. Grammas P. Minner 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 2-2 1 --- O STL B. Sarni P. Minner 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 2-2 2 --- O STL B. Greason P. Minner 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Bill Greason facing 6-7-8
b2 2-2 0 --- O CHC E. Banks B. Greason -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 2-2 1 --- CHC B. Serena B. Greason 3% 55% Walk
b2 2-2 1 1-- O CHC W. Cooper B. Greason -3% 52% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 2-2 2 1-- CHC P. Minner B. Greason 2% 54% Single; Cooper to 2B
b2 2-2 2 12- O CHC F. Baumholtz B. Greason -4% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 1-2-3
t3 2-2 0 --- O STL W. Moon P. Minner 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-2 1 --- O STL R. Schoendienst P. Minner 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 2-2 2 --- STL S. Musial P. Minner -1% 53% Single to RF
t3 2-2 2 1-- RR STL R. Jablonski P. Minner -21% 32% Home Run; Musial Scores
t3 4-2 2 --- O STL R. Repulski P. Minner 1% 33% Popfly: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Bill Greason facing 2-3-4
b3 2-4 0 --- O CHC D. Fondy B. Greason -3% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-4 1 --- O CHC R. Kiner B. Greason -2% 28% Strikeout
b3 2-4 2 --- R CHC H. Sauer B. Greason 11% 39% Home Run
b3 3-4 2 --- CHC R. Jackson B. Greason 2% 41% Single
b3 3-4 2 1-- RR CHC E. Banks B. Greason 23% 63% Home Run; Jackson Scores
b3 5-4 2 --- O CHC B. Serena B. Greason -1% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Cubs 5.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-5, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 6-7-8
t4 4-5 0 --- O STL T. Alston P. Minner 3% 65% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 4-5 1 --- O STL A. Grammas P. Minner 2% 67% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 4-5 2 --- STL B. Sarni P. Minner -2% 66% Single
Sal Yvars pinch hits for Bill Greason (P) batting 9th
t4 4-5 2 1-- O STL S. Yvars P. Minner 3% 69% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-4, Cardinals' Cot Deal facing 8-9-1
Cot Deal replaces Sal Yvars (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b4 5-4 0 --- CHC W. Cooper C. Deal 3% 72% Single to LF
b4 5-4 0 1-- RR CHC P. Minner C. Deal 14% 86% Home Run; Cooper Scores
b4 7-4 0 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz C. Deal -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 7-4 1 --- O CHC D. Fondy C. Deal -1% 84% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 7-4 2 --- CHC R. Kiner C. Deal 1% 85% Double to LF
b4 7-4 2 -2- CHC H. Sauer C. Deal 0% 86% Intentional Walk
b4 7-4 2 12- RRR CHC R. Jackson C. Deal 11% 96% Home Run; Kiner Scores; Sauer Scores
b4 10-4 2 --- CHC E. Banks C. Deal 0% 97% Hit By Pitch
b4 10-4 2 1-- RR CHC B. Serena C. Deal 2% 99% Home Run; Banks Scores
b4 12-4 2 --- O CHC W. Cooper C. Deal -0% 99% Flyball: 2B
7 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Cubs 12.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-12, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 1-2-3
t5 4-12 0 --- O STL W. Moon P. Minner 0% 99% Strikeout
t5 4-12 1 --- STL R. Schoendienst P. Minner -0% 99% Single to LF
t5 4-12 1 1-- O STL S. Musial P. Minner 0% 99% Flyball: CF
t5 4-12 2 1-- O STL R. Jablonski P. Minner 0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Cubs 12.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 12-4, Cardinals' Cot Deal facing 9-1-2
b5 12-4 0 --- O CHC P. Minner C. Deal -0% 99% Flyball: LF
b5 12-4 1 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz C. Deal -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b5 12-4 2 --- O CHC D. Fondy C. Deal -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Cubs 12.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-12, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 5-6-7
t6 4-12 0 --- O STL R. Repulski P. Minner 0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t6 4-12 1 --- O STL T. Alston P. Minner 0% 100% Strikeout (C-1B)
t6 4-12 2 --- O STL A. Grammas P. Minner 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Cubs 12.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 12-4, Cardinals' Cot Deal facing 3-4-5
b6 12-4 0 --- CHC R. Kiner C. Deal 0% 100% Triple to LF
b6 12-4 0 --3 CHC H. Sauer C. Deal 0% 100% Walk
b6 12-4 0 1-3 RO CHC R. Jackson C. Deal 0% 100% Lineout: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Kiner Scores
b6 13-4 1 1-- O CHC E. Banks C. Deal -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 13-4 2 1-- R CHC B. Serena C. Deal 0% 100% Triple to RF; Banks Scores
b6 14-4 2 --3 O CHC W. Cooper C. Deal -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Cubs 14.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-14, Cubs' Paul Minner facing 8-9-1
t7 4-14 0 --- STL B. Sarni P. Minner -0% 100% Single to LF
t7 4-14 0 1-- O STL C. Deal P. Minner 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t7 4-14 1 1-- O STL W. Moon P. Minner 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B; Sarni to 2B
t7 4-14 2 -2- O STL R. Schoendienst P. Minner 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Cubs 14.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 14-4, Cardinals' Cot Deal facing 9-1-2
b7 14-4 0 --- O CHC P. Minner C. Deal 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 14-4 1 --- CHC F. Baumholtz C. Deal 0% 100% Single to RF
b7 14-4 1 1-- O CHC D. Fondy C. Deal 0% 100% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 14-4 2 1-- O CHC R. Kiner C. Deal 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Cubs 14.

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