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Scores
Standings
BAL
@CLE
1
6
CHW
@DET
9
0
BOS
@NYY
9
17
 
(7)
NYG
@BRO
10
2
MLN
@CHC
1
0
CIN
@STL
4
5
 
(11)
Wednesday, July 7, 1954,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 4,833, Time of Game: 2:06
Braves
1
40-37
 Won 4 
4th, 13 GB
at Cubs
0
27-48
 Lost 5 
7th, 25 GB
W: Chet Nichols (6-6)
L: Howie Pollet (4-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  6  2
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  1

Milwaukee Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Bruton CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .272 .335 .313 .647 -0.030 0.85 0.035 -0.065 -0.1 0 0
Johnny Logan SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .275 .332 .397 .729 -0.061 0.89 0.014 -0.075 -0.6 1 6
Hank Aaron LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .285 .336 .478 .814 0.006 0.81 0.062 -0.056 0.2 2 0
Eddie Mathews 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .252 .384 .528 .912 -0.189 1.19 0.000 -0.189 -1.8 0 3 GDP
Danny O'Connell 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .275 .318 .341 .660 -0.001 0.96 0.042 -0.043 -0.1 2 2
Jim Pendleton RF 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 .194 .216 .265 .481 0.158 1.07 0.172 -0.013 0.7 1 0 2B
George Metkovich 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .257 .341 .314 .656 -0.073 0.98 0.000 -0.073 -0.7 11 0
Del Crandall C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .214 .296 .385 .682 -0.070 0.88 0.000 -0.070 -0.6 10 1
Chet Nichols P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 -0.058 0.75 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 0 3
Team Totals 31 1 6 1 0 2 31 .194 .194 .226 .419 -0.318 0.92 0.325 -0.642 -3.6 27 15
2B: J Pendleton (2, off H Pollet).
TB: J Pendleton 3; D O'Connell; H Aaron; B Bruton; J Logan.
GIDP: E Mathews (6).
RBI: J Pendleton (12).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Nichols-D Crandall-G Metkovich.
E: E Mathews (11); J Pendleton (4).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bob Talbot CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .247 .284 .333 .617 -0.061 1.42 0.050 -0.112 -0.3 4 0
Gene Baker 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .251 .326 .398 .724 -0.102 1.31 0.000 -0.102 -0.7 2 5 SH
Ralph Kiner LF 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .319 .415 .565 .980 0.015 0.99 0.079 -0.064 -0.1 0 0 2B
   Hal Rice PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .255 .541 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Randy Jackson 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .310 .370 .537 .907 -0.203 1.80 0.000 -0.203 -1.1 1 3
Hank Sauer RF-LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .285 .395 .594 .989 0.212 1.78 0.281 -0.069 0.6 1 1 2B
   Dee Fondy PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .298 .419 .717 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Steve Bilko 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .190 .299 .328 .626 -0.201 1.80 0.054 -0.254 -1.1 14 2
Ernie Banks SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .271 .334 .399 .733 -0.072 2.27 0.097 -0.170 0.0 2 3
Walker Cooper C 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .276 .375 .461 .836 0.107 2.05 0.129 -0.022 0.6 3 0 IW
   Hal Jeffcoat PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .385 .375 .769 1.144 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   El Tappe C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .281 .265 .546 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Clyde McCullough PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .320 .346 .600 .946 -0.145 5.08 0.000 -0.145 -0.3
Howie Pollet P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .190 .227 .190 .418 -0.060 1.16 0.000 -0.060 -0.6 0 3
   Bill Serena PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .349 .424 .773 -0.307 5.07 0.000 -0.307 -1.6 GDP
   Bill Tremel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 30 0 5 0 4 9 35 .167 .265 .233 .498 -0.817 1.83 0.690 -1.508 -4.6 27 18
2B: R Kiner (20, off C Nichols); H Sauer (8, off C Nichols).
SH: G Baker (6, off C Nichols).
IBB: W Cooper (2, by C Nichols).
TB: E Banks 2; H Sauer 2; R Kiner 2; S Bilko.
GIDP: B Serena (1).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Bilko-E Banks-S Bilko.
E: R Kiner (5).
Outfield Assists: H Sauer (J Pendleton at 3rd base).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: S Bilko (1st base by C Nichols).

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Chet Nichols, W (6-6) 9 5 0 0 4 9 0 3.36 35 82 0.818 1.83 4.6
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 4 9 0 0.00 35 82 0.818 1.83 4.6

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Howie Pollet, L (4-5) 7 6 1 1 0 2 0 3.30 25 63 0.225 0.99 2.6
Bill Tremel 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.35 6 0 0 0.093 0.61 1.0
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 0 2 0 1.00 31 63 0 0 0.318 0.92 3.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: C Nichols (4; W Cooper).
Pickoffs: C Nichols (2; S Bilko, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lee Ballanfant, 1B - Bill Jackowski, 2B - Al Barlick, 3B - Hal Dixon.
Time of Game: 2:06.
Attendance: 4,833.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Braves         Chicago Cubs
1 Bill Bruton CF 1 Bob Talbot CF
2 Johnny Logan SS 2 Gene Baker 2B
3 Hank Aaron LF 3 Ralph Kiner LF
4 Eddie Mathews 3B 4 Randy Jackson 3B
5 Danny O'Connell 2B 5 Hank Sauer RF
6 Jim Pendleton RF 6 Steve Bilko 1B
7 George Metkovich 1B 7 Ernie Banks SS
8 Del Crandall C 8 Walker Cooper C
9 Chet Nichols P 9 Howie Pollet P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 0-1 1 123 OO CHC B. Serena C. Nichols 31% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
b9 0-1 0 --- CHC H. Sauer C. Nichols -24% 55% Double to CF
b9 0-1 0 -2- O CHC S. Bilko C. Nichols 16% 72% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-0 1 1-- RO MLN J. Pendleton H. Pollet 15% 65% Double to RF; O'Connell Scores; Pendleton out at 3B/RF-2B-3B
b9 0-1 2 -2- O CHC C. McCullough C. Nichols 15% 100% Strikeout Looking

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' Howie Pollet facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- MLN B. Bruton H. Pollet 4% 54% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O MLN J. Logan H. Pollet -3% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 1 1-- MLN H. Aaron H. Pollet 6% 56% Single to CF; Bruton to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 OO MLN E. Mathews H. Pollet -11% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Chet Nichols facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Talbot C. Nichols 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHC G. Baker C. Nichols 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- CHC R. Kiner C. Nichols -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Jackson C. Nichols 2% 50% Foul Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Howie Pollet facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O MLN D. O'Connell H. Pollet -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- MLN J. Pendleton H. Pollet 3% 50% Single to LF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O MLN G. Metkovich H. Pollet -3% 47% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 2 1-- O MLN D. Crandall H. Pollet -2% 45% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Chet Nichols facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- CHC H. Sauer C. Nichols -4% 41% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball)
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CHC S. Bilko C. Nichols 3% 45% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 1 1-- O CHC E. Banks C. Nichols 4% 49% Bilko Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b2 0-0 2 --- CHC E. Banks C. Nichols -2% 47% Single to RF; Banks to 2B/Adv on E9
b2 0-0 2 -2- CHC W. Cooper C. Nichols -1% 46% Intentional Walk
b2 0-0 2 12- O CHC H. Pollet C. Nichols 4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Howie Pollet facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O MLN C. Nichols H. Pollet -3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O MLN B. Bruton H. Pollet -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 --- MLN J. Logan H. Pollet 1% 47% Single to LF
t3 0-0 2 1-- O MLN H. Aaron H. Pollet -3% 44% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Chet Nichols facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Talbot C. Nichols 3% 47% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- O CHC G. Baker C. Nichols 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-SS-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O CHC R. Kiner C. Nichols 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Howie Pollet facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O MLN E. Mathews H. Pollet -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t4 0-0 1 --- O MLN D. O'Connell H. Pollet -2% 45% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 --- O MLN J. Pendleton H. Pollet -1% 44% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Chet Nichols facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- O CHC R. Jackson C. Nichols 3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- O CHC H. Sauer C. Nichols 2% 49% Lineout: 2B
b4 0-0 2 --- O CHC S. Bilko C. Nichols 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Howie Pollet facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- O MLN G. Metkovich H. Pollet -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-0 1 --- O MLN D. Crandall H. Pollet -2% 45% Foul Flyball: C
t5 0-0 2 --- O MLN C. Nichols H. Pollet -1% 43% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Chet Nichols facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- O CHC E. Banks C. Nichols 3% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-0 1 --- O CHC W. Cooper C. Nichols 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-0 2 --- O CHC H. Pollet C. Nichols 2% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Howie Pollet facing 1-2-3
t6 0-0 0 --- O MLN B. Bruton H. Pollet -3% 47% Strikeout
t6 0-0 1 --- O MLN J. Logan H. Pollet -2% 44% Flyball: CF
t6 0-0 2 --- MLN H. Aaron H. Pollet 0% 44% E7 on Foul Ball
t6 0-0 2 --- O MLN H. Aaron H. Pollet -2% 42% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Chet Nichols facing 1-2-3
b6 0-0 0 --- CHC B. Talbot C. Nichols -5% 37% Walk
b6 0-0 0 1-- O CHC G. Baker C. Nichols 2% 39% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Talbot to 2B
b6 0-0 1 -2- O CHC R. Kiner C. Nichols 5% 45% Strikeout
b6 0-0 2 -2- O CHC R. Jackson C. Nichols 5% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Howie Pollet facing 4-5-6
t7 0-0 0 --- O MLN E. Mathews H. Pollet -4% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t7 0-0 1 --- MLN D. O'Connell H. Pollet 4% 50% Single to LF
t7 0-0 1 1-- RO MLN J. Pendleton H. Pollet 15% 65% Double to RF; O'Connell Scores; Pendleton out at 3B/RF-2B-3B
t7 1-0 2 --- O MLN G. Metkovich H. Pollet -1% 63% Lineout: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Chet Nichols facing 5-6-7
b7 0-1 0 --- O CHC H. Sauer C. Nichols 5% 68% Strikeout Looking
b7 0-1 1 --- CHC S. Bilko C. Nichols -5% 63% Single to CF
b7 0-1 1 1-- CHC E. Banks C. Nichols -7% 56% Single to CF; Bilko to 2B
b7 0-1 1 12- CHC W. Cooper C. Nichols -12% 44% Walk; Bilko to 3B; Banks to 2B
Bill Serena pinch hits for Howie Pollet (P) batting 9th
Hal Jeffcoat pinch runs for Walker Cooper (C) batting 8th
b7 0-1 1 123 OO CHC B. Serena C. Nichols 31% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Bill Tremel facing 8-9-1
Bill Tremel replaces Bill Serena (PH) pitching and batting 9th
El Tappe replaces Hal Jeffcoat (PR) playing C batting 8th
t8 1-0 0 --- O MLN D. Crandall B. Tremel -2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 1-0 1 --- O MLN C. Nichols B. Tremel -2% 70% Groundout: P-1B
t8 1-0 2 --- O MLN B. Bruton B. Tremel -1% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Chet Nichols facing 1-2-3
b8 0-1 0 --- O CHC B. Talbot C. Nichols 6% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 0-1 1 --- O CHC G. Baker C. Nichols 5% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 0-1 2 --- CHC R. Kiner C. Nichols -7% 73% Double to LF
Hal Rice pinch runs for Ralph Kiner (LF) batting 3rd
b8 0-1 2 -2- O CHC R. Jackson C. Nichols 10% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Bill Tremel facing 2-3-4
Hank Sauer moves from RF to LF
Hal Rice moves from PR to RF
t9 1-0 0 --- O MLN J. Logan B. Tremel -2% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 1-0 1 --- O MLN H. Aaron B. Tremel -1% 80% Flyball: CF
t9 1-0 2 --- O MLN E. Mathews B. Tremel -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Chet Nichols facing 5-6-7
b9 0-1 0 --- CHC H. Sauer C. Nichols -24% 55% Double to CF
Dee Fondy pinch runs for Hank Sauer (LF) batting 5th
b9 0-1 0 -2- O CHC S. Bilko C. Nichols 16% 72% Strikeout Looking
b9 0-1 1 -2- O CHC E. Banks C. Nichols 14% 85% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
Clyde McCullough pinch hits for El Tappe (C) batting 8th
b9 0-1 2 -2- O CHC C. McCullough C. Nichols 15% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 0.

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