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@BAL
3
1
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@CLE
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4
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@PHA
11
1
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@WSH
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3
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5
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1
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4
Tuesday, August 17, 1954,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:12
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Reds
0
56-61
 Lost 2 
5th, 16½ GB
at Cubs
5
45-71
 Won 1 
7th, 26 GB
W: Howie Pollet (7-7)
L: Corky Valentine (10-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  0
Cubs            0  1  0   0  0  4   0  0  X    5 15  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chuck Harmon 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .233 .270 .292 .562 -0.105 0.99 0.000 -0.105 -1.1 0 2
Roy McMillan SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .255 .307 .329 .636 -0.065 0.73 0.006 -0.071 -0.4 4 1
Gus Bell CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .304 .350 .490 .840 -0.058 0.56 0.000 -0.058 -0.8 2 1
Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .318 .399 .629 1.028 -0.025 0.49 0.017 -0.041 -0.2 9 1
Jim Greengrass LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .270 .314 .482 .795 -0.067 0.67 0.000 -0.067 -0.9 3 0
Johnny Temple 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .297 .386 .357 .743 0.013 0.45 0.036 -0.023 -0.3 2 6
Wally Post RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .241 .284 .423 .707 -0.074 0.98 0.000 -0.074 -0.8 0 0
Andy Seminick C 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .232 .353 .405 .758 0.068 0.72 0.075 -0.007 0.4 2 3 2B
Corky Valentine P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .163 .163 .224 .388 -0.101 1.90 0.000 -0.101 -0.8 2 0
   Jackie Collum P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286 .429 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rocky Bridges PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .279 .367 .302 .670 0.007 0.23 0.007 0.000 0.3
   Fred Baczewski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .108 .083 .191 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 0 5 0 1 8 33 .156 .182 .188 .369 -0.407 0.75 0.141 -0.547 -4.6 24 14
2B: A Seminick (4, off H Pollet).
TB: A Seminick 3; T Kluszewski; R McMillan; J Temple.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Seminick-R McMillan.
Outfield Assists: G Bell (F Baumholtz at home plate).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank Baumholtz CF-LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .307 .353 .441 .794 -0.009 0.65 0.035 -0.044 -0.2 2 0
Gene Baker 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 .283 .340 .465 .806 -0.009 0.68 0.024 -0.033 0.3 4 1 SH
Vern Morgan 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .280 .280 .320 .600 -0.025 0.70 0.032 -0.057 -0.5 0 3
Ralph Kiner LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .299 .393 .527 .920 0.041 0.86 0.105 -0.064 -0.0 0 0 HR
   Bob Talbot CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .279 .309 .588 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Hank Sauer RF 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .294 .391 .596 .987 0.100 0.75 0.141 -0.041 0.9 1 0 HR,2B
Ernie Banks SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .277 .341 .430 .771 -0.003 0.71 0.070 -0.073 0.1 1 3 2B,CS
Dee Fondy 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .268 .312 .390 .702 0.056 0.60 0.071 -0.015 0.9 8 2
Joe Garagiola C 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .241 .390 .348 .738 -0.017 0.77 0.011 -0.028 -0.2 5 1
   Walker Cooper PH-C 2 0 2 2 0 0 2 .315 .394 .521 .914 0.021 0.27 0.028 -0.007 0.8 2 0 2B
Howie Pollet P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .235 .257 .265 .522 -0.063 0.63 0.000 -0.063 -1.3 2 2
Team Totals 35 5 15 5 0 2 36 .429 .429 .686 1.114 0.092 0.67 0.517 -0.425 0.9 27 12
2B: H Sauer (14, off C Valentine); E Banks (13, off C Valentine); W Cooper (10, off J Collum).
HR: H Sauer (33, off C Valentine, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs); R Kiner (19, off C Valentine, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SH: G Baker (8, off C Valentine).
TB: H Sauer 6; R Kiner 4; W Cooper 3; E Banks 3; V Morgan 2; G Baker 2; D Fondy 2; F Baumholtz; J Garagiola.
RBI: W Cooper 2 (26); R Kiner (57); H Sauer (78); D Fondy (42).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Baserunning
CS: E Banks (8, 2nd base by C Valentine/A Seminick).
Pickoffs: W Cooper (2nd base by A Seminick).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Corky Valentine, L (10-10) 5 12 5 5 0 1 2 4.52 25 24 -0.082 0.90 -1.8
Jackie Collum 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.93 7 2 2 -0.012 0.16 0.4
Fred Baczewski 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.68 4 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 8 15 5 5 0 2 2 5.62 36 24 2 2 -0.093 0.67 -0.9
C Valentine faced 4 batters in the 6th inning.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Howie Pollet, W (7-7) 9 5 0 0 1 8 0 3.40 33 84 0.408 0.75 4.6
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 1 8 0 0.00 33 84 0.408 0.75 4.6
Balks: C Valentine (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Engeln, 1B - Bill Stewart, 2B - Babe Pinelli, 3B - Dusty Boggess.
Time of Game: 2:12.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Chicago Cubs
1 Chuck Harmon 3B 1 Frank Baumholtz CF
2 Roy McMillan SS 2 Gene Baker 2B
3 Gus Bell CF 3 Vern Morgan 3B
4 Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 Ralph Kiner LF
5 Jim Greengrass LF 5 Hank Sauer RF
6 Johnny Temple 2B 6 Ernie Banks SS
7 Wally Post RF 7 Dee Fondy 1B
8 Andy Seminick C 8 Joe Garagiola C
9 Corky Valentine P 9 Howie Pollet P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-0 0 --- R CHC R. Kiner C. Valentine 11% 85% Home Run
b2 0-0 0 --- R CHC H. Sauer C. Valentine 10% 66% Home Run
t5 0-1 2 12- O CIN C. Valentine H. Pollet 6% 71% Groundout: P-1B
b2 1-0 0 1-- O CHC D. Fondy C. Valentine -5% 64% Banks Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t3 0-1 1 --- CIN A. Seminick H. Pollet -5% 59% Double

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Howie Pollet facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CIN C. Harmon H. Pollet 2% 52% Groundout: P-SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CIN R. McMillan H. Pollet 2% 54% Flyball: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CIN G. Bell H. Pollet 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHC F. Baumholtz C. Valentine 3% 58% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- O CHC G. Baker C. Valentine -2% 57% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Baumholtz to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O CHC V. Morgan C. Valentine -4% 52% Single; Baumholtz out at Hm/CF-P
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Kiner C. Valentine -2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Howie Pollet facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski H. Pollet 2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 0-0 1 --- O CIN J. Greengrass H. Pollet 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O CIN J. Temple H. Pollet 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- R CHC H. Sauer C. Valentine 10% 66% Home Run
b2 1-0 0 --- CHC E. Banks C. Valentine 3% 69% Single
b2 1-0 0 1-- O CHC D. Fondy C. Valentine -5% 64% Banks Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b2 1-0 1 --- O CHC D. Fondy C. Valentine -1% 62% Flyball: LF
b2 1-0 2 --- CHC J. Garagiola C. Valentine 1% 63% Single
b2 1-0 2 1-- O CHC H. Pollet C. Valentine -2% 61% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Howie Pollet facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O CIN W. Post H. Pollet 3% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- CIN A. Seminick H. Pollet -5% 59% Double
t3 0-1 1 -2- O CIN C. Valentine H. Pollet 4% 63% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 -2- O CIN C. Harmon H. Pollet 4% 67% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz C. Valentine -2% 65% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 1-0 1 --- CHC G. Baker C. Valentine 2% 67% Single
b3 1-0 1 1-- CHC V. Morgan C. Valentine 3% 70% Single; Baker to 2B
b3 1-0 1 12- O CHC R. Kiner C. Valentine -4% 66% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 12- O CHC H. Sauer C. Valentine -4% 62% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Howie Pollet facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- O CIN R. McMillan H. Pollet 3% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O CIN G. Bell H. Pollet 2% 67% Strikeout
t4 0-1 2 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski H. Pollet 1% 69% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 6-7-8
b4 1-0 0 --- O CHC E. Banks C. Valentine -2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- CHC D. Fondy C. Valentine 2% 69% Single
b4 1-0 1 1-- CHC J. Garagiola C. Valentine 2% 70% Balk; Fondy to 2B
b4 1-0 1 -2- O CHC J. Garagiola C. Valentine -3% 68% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Fondy to 3B
b4 1-0 2 --3 O CHC H. Pollet C. Valentine -4% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Howie Pollet facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- O CIN J. Greengrass H. Pollet 3% 67% Flyball: 2B
t5 0-1 1 --- CIN J. Temple H. Pollet -4% 63% Single
t5 0-1 1 1-- O CIN W. Post H. Pollet 4% 68% Strikeout
t5 0-1 2 1-- CIN A. Seminick H. Pollet -3% 65% Single; Temple to 2B
t5 0-1 2 12- O CIN C. Valentine H. Pollet 6% 71% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 1-2-3
b5 1-0 0 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz C. Valentine -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-0 1 --- O CHC G. Baker C. Valentine -2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-0 2 --- O CHC V. Morgan C. Valentine -1% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Howie Pollet facing 1-2-3
t6 0-1 0 --- O CIN C. Harmon H. Pollet 4% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-1 1 --- O CIN R. McMillan H. Pollet 3% 72% Lineout: RF
t6 0-1 2 --- O CIN G. Bell H. Pollet 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 4-5-6
b6 1-0 0 --- R CHC R. Kiner C. Valentine 11% 85% Home Run
b6 2-0 0 --- CHC H. Sauer C. Valentine 4% 88% Double
b6 2-0 0 -2- CHC E. Banks C. Valentine 4% 92% Double; Sauer to 3B
b6 2-0 0 -23 R CHC D. Fondy C. Valentine 3% 95% Single; Banks to 3B; Sauer Scores
Jackie Collum replaces Corky Valentine pitching and batting 9th
Walker Cooper pinch hits for Joe Garagiola (C) batting 8th
b6 3-0 0 1-3 RR CHC W. Cooper J. Collum 3% 98% Double; Fondy Scores; Banks Scores
b6 5-0 0 -2- OO CHC H. Pollet J. Collum -1% 97% Double Play: Strikeout, Cooper Picked off 2B (C-SS)
b6 5-0 2 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz J. Collum -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 5.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Howie Pollet facing 4-5-6
Walker Cooper moves from PH to C
t7 0-5 0 --- CIN T. Kluszewski H. Pollet -2% 95% Single
t7 0-5 0 1-- O CIN J. Greengrass H. Pollet 2% 97% Strikeout
t7 0-5 1 1-- O CIN J. Temple H. Pollet 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 0-5 2 1-- O CIN W. Post H. Pollet 1% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-0, Reds' Jackie Collum facing 2-3-4
b7 5-0 0 --- CHC G. Baker J. Collum 0% 99% Single
b7 5-0 0 1-- O CHC V. Morgan J. Collum -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 5-0 1 1-- O CHC R. Kiner J. Collum -0% 98% Flyball: CF
b7 5-0 2 1-- O CHC H. Sauer J. Collum -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 5.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Howie Pollet facing 8-9-1
Frank Baumholtz moves from CF to LF
Bob Talbot replaces Ralph Kiner (LF) playing CF batting 4th
t8 0-5 0 --- O CIN A. Seminick H. Pollet 1% 99% Flyball: 1B
Rocky Bridges pinch hits for Jackie Collum (P) batting 9th
t8 0-5 1 --- CIN R. Bridges H. Pollet -1% 98% Walk
t8 0-5 1 1-- O CIN C. Harmon H. Pollet 1% 99% Flyball: CF
t8 0-5 2 1-- CIN R. McMillan H. Pollet -1% 98% Single; Bridges to 2B
t8 0-5 2 12- O CIN G. Bell H. Pollet 1% 99% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-0, Reds' Fred Baczewski facing 6-7-8
Fred Baczewski replaces Rocky Bridges (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-0 0 --- O CHC E. Banks F. Baczewski -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 5-0 1 --- O CHC D. Fondy F. Baczewski -0% 99% Lineout: SS
b8 5-0 2 --- CHC W. Cooper F. Baczewski 0% 99% Single
b8 5-0 2 1-- O CHC H. Pollet F. Baczewski -0% 99% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 5.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Howie Pollet facing 4-5-6
t9 0-5 0 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski H. Pollet 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 0-5 1 --- O CIN J. Greengrass H. Pollet 0% 100% Lineout: 2B
t9 0-5 2 --- O CIN J. Temple H. Pollet 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 5.

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