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Scores
Standings
CLE
@BAL
4
1
NYY
@BOS
9
10
 
(12)
CHW
@DET
2
1
MLN
@CHC
2
5
CIN
@STL
5
6
 
(11)
Saturday, August 21, 1954,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 18,394, Time of Game: 2:22
Braves
2
67-51
 Lost 3 
3rd, 7 GB
at Cubs
5
48-73
 Won 2 
7th, 27½ GB
L: Chet Nichols (9-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    2  6  1
Cubs            4  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  X    5  9  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 1 1 0 0 1 4 .286 .342 .366 .707 -0.052 0.83 0.020 -0.073 -0.4 5 0
Danny O'Connell 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .278 .323 .357 .679 -0.018 0.81 0.038 -0.056 0.0 3 0
Eddie Mathews 3B 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .263 .405 .566 .972 0.028 0.80 0.063 -0.036 0.6 0 0 SF
Hank Aaron LF 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 .275 .318 .439 .757 -0.046 0.95 0.011 -0.058 -0.3 1 0 SF
Joe Adcock 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .319 .371 .541 .912 -0.018 0.86 0.049 -0.067 -0.1 3 1
Andy Pafko RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .297 .342 .453 .795 -0.042 0.95 0.030 -0.072 -0.5 0 0
Johnny Logan SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .268 .336 .368 .704 -0.087 0.86 0.027 -0.114 -1.4 5 4 2·GDP
Del Crandall C 2 1 1 0 2 1 4 .236 .312 .418 .730 0.056 0.62 0.074 -0.018 0.8 7 1 2B
Chet Nichols P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .200 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Buhl P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .038 .107 .038 .146 -0.012 0.45 0.000 -0.012 -0.2 0 0
   Jack Dittmer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .151 .211 .244 .455 -0.018 0.80 0.000 -0.018 -0.4
   Ernie Johnson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .571 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bobby Thomson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .417 .500 .417 .917 -0.053 2.31 0.000 -0.053 -0.5
   Dave Jolly P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .391 .417 .565 .982 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Pendleton PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .207 .224 .264 .488 -0.013 0.45 0.000 -0.013 -0.3
Team Totals 30 2 6 2 4 8 36 .200 .278 .233 .511 -0.275 0.86 0.312 -0.590 -2.6 24 6
2B: D Crandall (11, off J Klippstein).
SF: E Mathews (6, off J Klippstein); H Aaron (3, off J Klippstein).
TB: D Crandall 2; J Adcock 2; A Pafko; B Bruton; J Logan.
GIDP: J Logan 2 (11).
RBI: H Aaron (66); E Mathews (83).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
E: J Logan (17).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bob Talbot CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .247 .284 .316 .600 -0.050 0.48 0.000 -0.050 -1.1 2 0
Gene Baker 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .282 .339 .458 .797 0.021 0.34 0.032 -0.010 0.1 1 3
Ralph Kiner LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .295 .388 .513 .902 -0.023 0.44 0.012 -0.035 -0.2 2 0
Hank Sauer RF 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .298 .391 .593 .984 0.038 0.40 0.053 -0.014 0.6 2 0 HR
Ernie Banks SS 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .277 .340 .439 .779 0.169 0.55 0.183 -0.014 1.3 4 4 3B
Steve Bilko 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .195 .290 .354 .644 0.108 0.40 0.124 -0.016 1.4 7 0 HR
   Dee Fondy PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .311 .388 .699 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Walker Cooper C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .307 .385 .507 .891 0.005 0.20 0.019 -0.014 0.1 8 0
Vern Morgan 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .279 .279 .302 .581 0.004 0.26 0.017 -0.013 0.1 0 2
Johnny Klippstein P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .139 .135 .167 .302 -0.048 0.46 0.000 -0.048 -1.4 0 1
Team Totals 33 5 9 5 1 4 34 .273 .294 .515 .809 0.224 0.40 0.440 -0.214 0.9 27 10
3B: E Banks (6, off C Nichols).
HR: S Bilko (2, off C Nichols, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs); H Sauer (34, off B Buhl, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: H Sauer 5; S Bilko 5; E Banks 3; V Morgan 2; G Baker 2.
RBI: E Banks 2 (63); S Bilko 2 (7); H Sauer (81).
2-out RBI: S Bilko 2; E Banks 2; H Sauer.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Baker-E Banks-S Bilko 2.
E: B Talbot (6).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J Klippstein (2nd base by D Crandall).

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Chet Nichols, L (9-9) 0.2 4 4 4 0 0 1 3.83 6 28 -0.299 1.00 -3.6
Bob Buhl 4.1 3 1 1 1 2 1 4.21 17 0 0 0.036 0.33 1.2
Ernie Johnson 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.71 4 0 0 0.018 0.23 0.5
Dave Jolly 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.92 7 0 0 0.020 0.13 1.0
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 1 4 2 5.62 34 28 0 0 -0.225 0.40 -0.9

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Klippstein, W (3-10) 9 6 2 1 4 8 0 5.33 36 73 0.276 0.86 2.6
Team Totals 9 6 2 1 4 8 0 1.00 36 73 0.276 0.86 2.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dusty Boggess, 1B - Bill Engeln, 2B - Bill Stewart, 3B - Babe Pinelli.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: 18,394.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Braves         Chicago Cubs
1 Bill Bruton CF 1 Bob Talbot CF
2 Danny O'Connell 2B 2 Gene Baker 2B
3 Eddie Mathews 3B 3 Ralph Kiner LF
4 Hank Aaron LF 4 Hank Sauer RF
5 Joe Adcock 1B 5 Ernie Banks SS
6 Andy Pafko RF 6 Steve Bilko 1B
7 Johnny Logan SS 7 Walker Cooper C
8 Del Crandall C 8 Vern Morgan 3B
9 Chet Nichols P 9 Johnny Klippstein P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 12- RR CHC E. Banks C. Nichols 18% 72% Triple; Kiner Scores; Sauer Scores
b1 2-0 2 --3 RR CHC S. Bilko C. Nichols 12% 85% Home Run; Banks Scores
t2 0-4 1 12- OO MLN J. Logan J. Klippstein 7% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t6 0-5 1 123 R MLN E. Mathews J. Klippstein -6% 83% Reached on E8/Sacrifice Fly; Crandall Scores; Bruton to 3B; O'Connell to 2B
t7 2-5 1 12- O MLN B. Thomson J. Klippstein 5% 90% Strikeout

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' Johnny Klippstein facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MLN B. Bruton J. Klippstein 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O MLN D. O'Connell J. Klippstein 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O MLN E. Mathews J. Klippstein 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 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% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- CHC G. Baker C. Nichols 2% 55% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CHC R. Kiner C. Nichols -3% 52% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-- CHC H. Sauer C. Nichols 2% 54% Single; Kiner to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- RR CHC E. Banks C. Nichols 18% 72% Triple; Kiner Scores; Sauer Scores
b1 2-0 2 --3 RR CHC S. Bilko C. Nichols 12% 85% Home Run; Banks Scores
Bob Buhl replaces Chet Nichols pitching and batting 9th
b1 4-0 2 --- O CHC W. Cooper B. Buhl -0% 84% Foul Flyball: 1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 4-5-6
t2 0-4 0 --- O MLN H. Aaron J. Klippstein 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-4 1 --- MLN J. Adcock J. Klippstein -2% 84% Single
t2 0-4 1 1-- MLN A. Pafko J. Klippstein -3% 81% Single; Adcock to 2B
t2 0-4 1 12- OO MLN J. Logan J. Klippstein 7% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 8-9-1
b2 4-0 0 --- CHC V. Morgan B. Buhl 1% 89% Single
b2 4-0 0 1-- O CHC J. Klippstein B. Buhl -1% 88% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 4-0 1 1-- O CHC B. Talbot B. Buhl -1% 87% Popfly: SS
b2 4-0 2 1-- CHC G. Baker B. Buhl 1% 88% Single; Klippstein to 2B
b2 4-0 2 12- O CHC R. Kiner B. Buhl -2% 86% Klippstein Picked off 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 8-9-1
t3 0-4 0 --- O MLN D. Crandall J. Klippstein 2% 88% Strikeout
t3 0-4 1 --- O MLN B. Buhl J. Klippstein 1% 89% Strikeout
t3 0-4 2 --- O MLN B. Bruton J. Klippstein 1% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 3-4-5
b3 4-0 0 --- CHC R. Kiner B. Buhl 1% 91% Walk
b3 4-0 0 1-- O CHC H. Sauer B. Buhl -1% 89% Popfly: SS
b3 4-0 1 1-- O CHC E. Banks B. Buhl -1% 88% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 4-0 2 1-- O CHC S. Bilko B. Buhl -1% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 2-3-4
t4 0-4 0 --- O MLN D. O'Connell J. Klippstein 2% 89% Flyball: RF
t4 0-4 1 --- O MLN E. Mathews J. Klippstein 1% 91% Foul Flyball: 1B
t4 0-4 2 --- O MLN H. Aaron J. Klippstein 1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 7-8-9
b4 4-0 0 --- CHC W. Cooper B. Buhl 2% 93% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball); Cooper to 2B
b4 4-0 0 -2- O CHC V. Morgan B. Buhl -1% 92% Flyball: CF
b4 4-0 1 -2- O CHC J. Klippstein B. Buhl -1% 91% Strikeout
b4 4-0 2 -2- O CHC B. Talbot B. Buhl -1% 90% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 5-6-7
t5 0-4 0 --- MLN J. Adcock J. Klippstein -3% 87% Single
t5 0-4 0 1-- O MLN A. Pafko J. Klippstein 3% 89% Strikeout
t5 0-4 1 1-- OO MLN J. Logan J. Klippstein 4% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 2-3-4
b5 4-0 0 --- O CHC G. Baker B. Buhl -1% 93% Foul Flyball: SS
b5 4-0 1 --- O CHC R. Kiner B. Buhl -0% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-0 2 --- R CHC H. Sauer B. Buhl 3% 95% Home Run
b5 5-0 2 --- O CHC E. Banks B. Buhl -0% 95% Foul Flyball: C
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 5.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 8-9-1
t6 0-5 0 --- MLN D. Crandall J. Klippstein -2% 93% Walk
Jack Dittmer pinch hits for Bob Buhl (P) batting 9th
t6 0-5 0 1-- O MLN J. Dittmer J. Klippstein 2% 95% Popfly: SS
t6 0-5 1 1-- MLN B. Bruton J. Klippstein -2% 93% Single to 3B/Bunt; Crandall to 2B
t6 0-5 1 12- MLN D. O'Connell J. Klippstein -4% 89% Walk; Crandall to 3B; Bruton to 2B
t6 0-5 1 123 R MLN E. Mathews J. Klippstein -6% 83% Reached on E8/Sacrifice Fly; Crandall Scores; Bruton to 3B; O'Connell to 2B
t6 1-5 1 123 RO MLN H. Aaron J. Klippstein 3% 86% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Bruton Scores/unER; O'Connell to 3B
t6 2-5 2 1-3 O MLN J. Adcock J. Klippstein 5% 91% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-2, Braves' Ernie Johnson facing 6-7-8
Ernie Johnson replaces Jack Dittmer (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 5-2 0 --- O CHC S. Bilko E. Johnson -1% 90% Popfly: SS
b6 5-2 1 --- O CHC W. Cooper E. Johnson -1% 90% Strikeout
b6 5-2 2 --- CHC V. Morgan E. Johnson 0% 90% Single
b6 5-2 2 1-- O CHC J. Klippstein E. Johnson -1% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 5.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-5, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 6-7-8
t7 2-5 0 --- O MLN A. Pafko J. Klippstein 2% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-5 1 --- MLN J. Logan J. Klippstein -3% 89% Single
t7 2-5 1 1-- MLN D. Crandall J. Klippstein -4% 85% Walk; Logan to 2B
Bobby Thomson pinch hits for Ernie Johnson (P) batting 9th
t7 2-5 1 12- O MLN B. Thomson J. Klippstein 5% 90% Strikeout
t7 2-5 2 12- O MLN B. Bruton J. Klippstein 4% 94% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-2, Braves' Dave Jolly facing 1-2-3
Dave Jolly replaces Bobby Thomson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-2 0 --- O CHC B. Talbot D. Jolly -1% 94% Foul Flyball: C
b7 5-2 1 --- O CHC G. Baker D. Jolly -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-2 2 --- O CHC R. Kiner D. Jolly -0% 93% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 5.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-5, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 2-3-4
t8 2-5 0 --- O MLN D. O'Connell J. Klippstein 2% 95% Groundout: P-1B
t8 2-5 1 --- O MLN E. Mathews J. Klippstein 1% 97% Lineout: SS
t8 2-5 2 --- MLN H. Aaron J. Klippstein -1% 95% Walk
t8 2-5 2 1-- O MLN J. Adcock J. Klippstein 2% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-2, Braves' Dave Jolly facing 4-5-6
b8 5-2 0 --- O CHC H. Sauer D. Jolly -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 5-2 1 --- O CHC E. Banks D. Jolly -0% 97% Foul Flyball: C
b8 5-2 2 --- CHC S. Bilko D. Jolly 0% 97% Single
Dee Fondy pinch runs for Steve Bilko (1B) batting 6th
b8 5-2 2 1-- O CHC W. Cooper D. Jolly -0% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 5.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-5, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 6-7-8
Dee Fondy moves from PR to 1B
t9 2-5 0 --- O MLN A. Pafko J. Klippstein 2% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 2-5 1 --- O MLN J. Logan J. Klippstein 1% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 2-5 2 --- MLN D. Crandall J. Klippstein -1% 99% Double
Jim Pendleton pinch hits for Dave Jolly (P) batting 9th
t9 2-5 2 -2- O MLN J. Pendleton J. Klippstein 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 5.

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