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Standings
CHW
@BAL
6
2
KCA
@BOS
7
12
CLE
@WSH
0
3
PIT
@CHC
0
4
BRO
@MLN
1
2
 
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Thursday, May 12, 1955,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 2,918, Time of Game: 2:38
Pirates
0
11-16
 Lost 2 
6th, 11½ GB
at Cubs
4
14-14
 Won 2 
4th, 9 GB
W: Sam Jones (4-3)
L: Nellie King (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  0  0
Cubs            1  1  0   0  1  0   1  0  X    4 15  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tom Saffell CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .063 .000 .063 0.024 0.91 0.079 -0.055 0.3 4 0
Dick Groat SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .250 .337 .321 .658 -0.131 1.42 0.000 -0.131 -1.4 3 2
Roberto Clemente RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .292 .320 .479 .800 -0.092 1.01 0.000 -0.092 -1.2 1 0
Frank Thomas LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .154 .225 .200 .425 -0.081 0.78 0.000 -0.081 -1.2 1 0
Dale Long 1B 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 .299 .367 .463 .830 0.055 0.90 0.099 -0.044 0.6 5 1 CS
George Freese 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .300 .372 .471 .843 -0.130 1.11 0.000 -0.130 -1.3 0 1 GDP
Toby Atwell C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .087 .333 .087 .420 0.004 0.69 0.041 -0.037 -0.3 4 2
Gene Freese 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .313 .410 .582 .992 -0.041 0.92 0.021 -0.062 0.0 5 2
Nellie King P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Felipe Montemayor PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .233 .371 .411 .782 -0.031 1.29 0.000 -0.031 -0.3
   Vern Law P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .500 .333 .833 -0.015 0.62 0.000 -0.015 -0.2 1 3
   Preston Ward PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .152 .237 .333 .570 0.035 0.75 0.035 0.000 0.4
   Roman Mejias PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .061 .114 .152 .266 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 24 0 0 0 7 6 31 .000 .226 .000 .226 -0.403 0.96 0.275 -0.678 -4.6 24 11
GIDP: G Freese (3).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Baserunning
CS: D Long (1, 2nd base by S Jones/C McCullough).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Miksis CF 4 0 2 1 0 1 5 .297 .358 .405 .763 0.059 0.76 0.108 -0.049 0.7 3 0 2B,SB,SH
Gene Baker 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 5 .280 .365 .420 .785 0.000 0.54 0.030 -0.030 -0.4 2 3 SB,SH
Bob Speake LF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .267 .313 .533 .846 -0.039 0.75 0.035 -0.074 -1.1 1 0
   Jim King LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .125 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Randy Jackson 3B 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .299 .400 .612 1.012 -0.002 0.66 0.047 -0.049 0.2 3 4
Ted Tappe RF 5 2 2 2 0 0 5 .286 .375 .786 1.161 0.097 0.76 0.144 -0.047 0.9 1 0 HR,2B
Ernie Banks SS 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .232 .265 .446 .711 0.070 0.83 0.120 -0.050 1.5 1 3 3B
Dee Fondy 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .252 .283 .514 .797 0.006 0.81 0.058 -0.052 0.0 9 2 SB
Clyde McCullough C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .154 .267 .154 .421 -0.095 0.79 0.000 -0.095 -1.8 6 1
Sam Jones P 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .211 .211 .211 .421 -0.001 0.55 0.035 -0.036 -0.0 1 1
Team Totals 37 4 15 4 2 4 41 .405 .436 .595 1.030 0.095 0.72 0.577 -0.482 -0.1 27 14
2B: T Tappe (1, off N King); E Miksis (3, off N King).
3B: E Banks (1, off V Law).
HR: T Tappe (2, off V Law, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: E Miksis (2, off V Law); G Baker (6, off V Law).
TB: T Tappe 6; E Banks 5; E Miksis 3; D Fondy 2; R Jackson 2; S Jones 2; B Speake; G Baker.
RBI: T Tappe 2 (4); E Miksis (8); E Banks (13).
2-out RBI: T Tappe; E Miksis.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 2 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 2. E Banks-G Baker-D Fondy; R Jackson-D Fondy.
Baserunning
SB: D Fondy (2, 2nd base off N King/T Atwell); G Baker (1, 2nd base off N King/T Atwell); E Miksis (2, 3rd base off N King/T Atwell).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nellie King, L (1-2) 2 5 2 2 1 2 0 3.48 12 39 -0.113 1.18 -1.0
Vern Law 6 10 2 2 1 2 1 5.40 29 0 0 0.017 0.50 1.0
Team Totals 8 15 4 4 2 4 1 4.50 41 39 0 0 -0.096 0.72 0.1

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Sam Jones, W (4-3) 9 0 0 0 7 6 0 4.22 31 86 0.404 0.96 4.6
Team Totals 9 0 0 0 7 6 0 0.00 31 86 0.404 0.96 4.6
Balks: None.
WP: S Jones (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Artie Gore, 1B - Augie Donatelli, 2B - Hal Dixon, 3B - Jocko Conlan.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 2,918.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Tom Saffell CF 1 Eddie Miksis CF
2 Dick Groat SS 2 Gene Baker 2B
3 Roberto Clemente RF 3 Bob Speake LF
4 Frank Thomas LF 4 Randy Jackson 3B
5 Dale Long 1B 5 Ted Tappe RF
6 George Freese 3B 6 Ernie Banks SS
7 Toby Atwell C 7 Dee Fondy 1B
8 Gene Freese 2B 8 Clyde McCullough C
9 Nellie King P 9 Sam Jones 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- R CHC T. Tappe N. King 11% 65% Double to LF; Baker Scores; Speake to 3B
t5 0-2 0 1-- OO PIT G. Freese S. Jones 10% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b2 1-0 2 -2- R CHC E. Miksis N. King 9% 74% Double to LF (LF Line); Fondy Scores
b5 2-0 1 1-- R CHC E. Banks V. Law 9% 91% Triple to CF; Tappe Scores
t9 0-4 0 12- PIT T. Saffell S. Jones -8% 85% Walk; Freese to 3B; Mejias to 2B

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' Sam Jones facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT T. Saffell S. Jones 2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT D. Groat S. Jones 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente S. Jones 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Nellie King facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC E. Miksis N. King -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- CHC G. Baker N. King 2% 55% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- CHC B. Speake N. King 3% 59% Single; Baker to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- O CHC R. Jackson N. King -4% 54% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 12- R CHC T. Tappe N. King 11% 65% Double to LF; Baker Scores; Speake to 3B
b1 1-0 2 -23 O CHC E. Banks N. King -5% 60% Foul Flyball: C
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O PIT F. Thomas S. Jones 2% 63% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- PIT D. Long S. Jones -3% 60% Walk
t2 0-1 1 1-- O PIT G. Freese S. Jones 4% 65% Long Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t2 0-1 2 --- O PIT G. Freese S. Jones 1% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Nellie King facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- CHC D. Fondy N. King 3% 69% Single
b2 1-0 0 1-- CHC C. McCullough N. King 2% 71% Fondy Steals 2B
b2 1-0 0 -2- O CHC C. McCullough N. King -4% 67% Popfly: 1B
b2 1-0 1 -2- O CHC S. Jones N. King -3% 64% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-0 2 -2- R CHC E. Miksis N. King 9% 74% Double to LF (LF Line); Fondy Scores
b2 2-0 2 -2- CHC G. Baker N. King 1% 74% Walk
b2 2-0 2 12- CHC B. Speake N. King 1% 75% Miksis Steals 3B; Baker Steals 2B
b2 2-0 2 -23 O CHC B. Speake N. King -4% 71% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- PIT T. Atwell S. Jones -4% 67% Walk
t3 0-2 0 1-- O PIT G. Freese S. Jones 4% 71% Popfly: 3B
Felipe Montemayor pinch hits for Nellie King (P) batting 9th
t3 0-2 1 1-- O PIT F. Montemayor S. Jones 3% 74% Strikeout
t3 0-2 2 1-- O PIT T. Saffell S. Jones 2% 77% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 4-5-6
Vern Law replaces Felipe Montemayor (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b3 2-0 0 --- CHC R. Jackson V. Law 2% 79% Single
b3 2-0 0 1-- O CHC T. Tappe V. Law -2% 77% Bunt Groundout: C-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 2-0 1 1-- CHC E. Banks V. Law 2% 79% Single; Tappe to 2B
b3 2-0 1 12- O CHC D. Fondy V. Law -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Tappe to 3B
b3 2-0 2 1-3 O CHC C. McCullough V. Law -4% 73% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- O PIT D. Groat S. Jones 3% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-2 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente S. Jones 2% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-2 2 --- O PIT F. Thomas S. Jones 1% 79% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 9-1-2
b4 2-0 0 --- CHC S. Jones V. Law 2% 81% Single
b4 2-0 0 1-- O CHC E. Miksis V. Law -2% 79% Strikeout
b4 2-0 1 1-- O CHC G. Baker V. Law -2% 77% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 2-0 2 1-- O CHC B. Speake V. Law -2% 75% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 5-6-7
t5 0-2 0 --- PIT D. Long S. Jones -5% 70% Walk
t5 0-2 0 1-- OO PIT G. Freese S. Jones 10% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t5 0-2 2 --- O PIT T. Atwell S. Jones 1% 81% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 4-5-6
b5 2-0 0 --- CHC R. Jackson V. Law 2% 84% Single
b5 2-0 0 1-- O CHC T. Tappe V. Law -2% 81% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 2-0 1 1-- R CHC E. Banks V. Law 9% 91% Triple to CF; Tappe Scores
b5 3-0 1 --3 O CHC D. Fondy V. Law -3% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 3-0 2 --3 O CHC C. McCullough V. Law -2% 86% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 8-9-1
t6 0-3 0 --- O PIT G. Freese S. Jones 2% 89% Flyball: LF
t6 0-3 1 --- O PIT V. Law S. Jones 2% 90% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t6 0-3 2 --- O PIT T. Saffell S. Jones 1% 91% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 9-1-2
b6 3-0 0 --- CHC S. Jones V. Law 1% 92% Single
b6 3-0 0 1-- O CHC E. Miksis V. Law -0% 92% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Jones to 2B
b6 3-0 1 -2- O CHC G. Baker V. Law -1% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Jones to 3B
b6 3-0 2 --3 O CHC B. Speake V. Law -1% 90% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 2-3-4
t7 0-3 0 --- O PIT D. Groat S. Jones 2% 92% Groundout: P-2B-1B
t7 0-3 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente S. Jones 2% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-3 2 --- O PIT F. Thomas S. Jones 1% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 4-5-6
b7 3-0 0 --- O CHC R. Jackson V. Law -1% 94% Lineout: CF
b7 3-0 1 --- R CHC T. Tappe V. Law 3% 97% Home Run
b7 4-0 1 --- CHC E. Banks V. Law 0% 97% Single
b7 4-0 1 1-- CHC D. Fondy V. Law 0% 98% Single; Banks to 2B
b7 4-0 1 12- O CHC C. McCullough V. Law -1% 97% Flyball: RF
b7 4-0 2 12- O CHC S. Jones V. Law -1% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 5-6-7
t8 0-4 0 --- PIT D. Long S. Jones -2% 94% Walk
t8 0-4 0 1-- O PIT G. Freese S. Jones 2% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 0-4 1 1-- OO PIT T. Atwell S. Jones 2% 99% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 1-2-3
b8 4-0 0 --- CHC E. Miksis V. Law 0% 99% Single
b8 4-0 0 1-- O CHC G. Baker V. Law -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Miksis to 2B
b8 4-0 1 -2- O CHC B. Speake V. Law -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P; Miksis to 3B
b8 4-0 2 --3 CHC R. Jackson V. Law 0% 99% Walk
b8 4-0 2 1-3 O CHC T. Tappe V. Law -0% 99% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 8-9-1
Jim King replaces Bob Speake playing LF batting 3rd
t9 0-4 0 --- PIT G. Freese S. Jones -2% 97% Walk
Preston Ward pinch hits for Vern Law (P) batting 9th
t9 0-4 0 1-- PIT P. Ward S. Jones -0% 96% Wild Pitch; Freese to 2B
t9 0-4 0 -2- PIT P. Ward S. Jones -4% 93% Walk
Roman Mejias pinch runs for Preston Ward (PH) batting 9th
t9 0-4 0 12- PIT T. Saffell S. Jones -8% 85% Walk; Freese to 3B; Mejias to 2B
t9 0-4 0 123 O PIT D. Groat S. Jones 6% 91% Strikeout Looking
t9 0-4 1 123 O PIT R. Clemente S. Jones 5% 96% Strikeout
t9 0-4 2 123 4,(1-2)  O PIT F. Thomas S. Jones 4% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 4.

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