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1
Saturday, September 17, 1955,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 6,455, Time of Game: 2:25
Reds
2
72-77
 Lost 2 
5th, 23 GB
at Cubs
3
70-77
 Won 1 
6th, 24 GB
W: Bob Rush (13-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  6  2
Cubs            0  1  1   0  1  0   0  0  X    3 11  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .278 .364 .324 .689 -0.011 0.70 0.038 -0.049 -0.1 6 1
Smoky Burgess C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .297 .368 .486 .854 -0.041 0.80 0.023 -0.064 -0.4 9 0
Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .313 .380 .584 .963 -0.084 0.79 0.000 -0.084 -0.9 3 1
Wally Post RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .312 .372 .576 .948 -0.019 0.94 0.048 -0.067 -0.3 0 0
Gus Bell CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .306 .357 .502 .859 -0.054 0.90 0.022 -0.076 -0.4 3 0
Ray Jablonski 3B 4 1 3 2 0 1 4 .238 .286 .410 .696 0.104 0.80 0.115 -0.011 2.1 0 1 HR
Stan Palys LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .241 .289 .391 .680 -0.086 1.81 0.000 -0.086 -0.7 2 0
   Bob Thurman PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .219 .298 .411 .708 -0.074 1.43 0.000 -0.074 -0.4 0 0
Roy McMillan SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .268 .360 .332 .692 -0.073 1.40 0.029 -0.102 -0.6 1 1 CS
   Hobie Landrith PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253 .330 .425 .755 -0.023 0.89 0.000 -0.023 -0.2
   Art Fowler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .262 .200 .462 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Sam Mele PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .181 .228 .277 .504 -0.037 1.42 0.000 -0.037 -0.1
Johnny Klippstein P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .071 .161 .107 .268 -0.012 0.46 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 0 0
   Ed Bailey PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .302 .333 .636 -0.024 0.93 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
   Hersh Freeman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .211 .389 .599 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Hazle PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .100 .100 .100 .200 -0.014 0.55 0.000 -0.014 -0.2
   Rocky Bridges SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .348 .323 .671 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 3 5 35 .188 .257 .281 .538 -0.448 0.96 0.275 -0.723 -2.6 24 5
HR: R Jablonski (9, off B Rush, 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: R Jablonski 6; G Bell; S Burgess; J Temple.
RBI: R Jablonski 2 (27).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: T Kluszewski (8); S Burgess (8).
Baserunning
CS: R McMillan (3, 2nd base by B Rush/C McCullough).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dee Fondy 1B 5 2 3 0 0 1 5 .274 .317 .437 .754 0.093 0.76 0.119 -0.026 1.2 5 0
Gene Baker 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 .273 .328 .400 .727 0.028 0.73 0.080 -0.053 -0.4 1 1 SH
Frank Baumholtz LF 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .299 .330 .395 .725 -0.047 0.78 0.022 -0.069 -0.8 6 0
   Lloyd Merriman LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .310 .288 .597 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Ernie Banks SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .298 .343 .603 .946 0.011 0.77 0.064 -0.052 0.2 3 1
Randy Jackson 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .257 .333 .434 .768 0.031 0.68 0.060 -0.028 0.6 2 0 IW
Eddie Miksis RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .235 .281 .327 .608 -0.077 0.79 0.003 -0.080 -1.3 2 0
Jim Bolger CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .203 .247 .281 .528 0.102 0.75 0.137 -0.035 0.4 2 0
Harry Chiti C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .236 .286 .361 .647 -0.031 1.09 0.000 -0.031 -0.4 2 1
   Clyde McCullough C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .198 .272 .198 .469 -0.019 0.81 0.000 -0.019 -0.3 1 1
   Walker Cooper C 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .270 .318 .570 .888 0.000 0.21 0.008 -0.008 0.4 1 0 2B
Bob Rush P 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .115 .169 .179 .348 -0.037 0.52 0.015 -0.052 -0.6 0 0 2B
Team Totals 34 3 11 1 3 8 38 .324 .378 .382 .761 0.054 0.71 0.508 -0.453 -1.1 27 4
2B: B Rush (2, off H Freeman); W Cooper (7, off A Fowler).
SH: G Baker (18, off J Klippstein).
IBB: R Jackson (6, by J Klippstein).
TB: D Fondy 3; W Cooper 2; B Rush 2; F Baumholtz; E Miksis; R Jackson; E Banks; G Baker; J Bolger.
RBI: E Banks (111).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 14.

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Klippstein, L (8-10) 5 7 3 1 3 5 0 3.28 25 47 -0.091 0.92 -0.5
Hersh Freeman 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 2.12 9 0 0 0.030 0.32 1.0
Art Fowler 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.96 4 0 0 0.007 0.17 0.5
Team Totals 8 11 3 1 3 8 0 1.12 38 47 0 0 -0.054 0.71 1.1

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Rush, W (13-10) 9 6 2 2 3 5 1 3.36 35 69 0.446 0.96 2.6
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 3 5 1 2.00 35 69 0.446 0.96 2.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Klippstein (4; R Jackson).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Babe Pinelli, 2B - Lon Warneke, 3B - Lee Ballanfant.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 6,455.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Chicago Cubs
1 Johnny Temple 2B 1 Dee Fondy 1B
2 Smoky Burgess C 2 Gene Baker 2B
3 Ted Kluszewski 1B 3 Frank Baumholtz LF
4 Wally Post RF 4 Ernie Banks SS
5 Gus Bell CF 5 Randy Jackson 3B
6 Ray Jablonski 3B 6 Eddie Miksis RF
7 Stan Palys LF 7 Jim Bolger CF
8 Roy McMillan SS 8 Harry Chiti C
9 Johnny Klippstein P 9 Bob Rush P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 1 1-- R CHC J. Bolger J. Klippstein 12% 67% Single; Jackson Scores/Adv on E3/No RBI/unER; Bolger to 2B
b3 1-0 0 1-- CHC G. Baker J. Klippstein 8% 78% Single; Fondy to 3B
b5 2-0 1 12- R CHC E. Banks J. Klippstein 6% 90% Single; Fondy Scores; Baumholtz to 2B
t5 0-2 1 12- O CIN S. Palys B. Rush 6% 76% Flyball: CF
t5 0-2 2 12- O CIN R. McMillan B. Rush 5% 81% Flyball: SS

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' Bob Rush facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CIN J. Temple B. Rush 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CIN S. Burgess B. Rush 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski B. Rush 1% 55% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Johnny Klippstein facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Fondy J. Klippstein -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHC G. Baker J. Klippstein -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- CHC F. Baumholtz J. Klippstein 1% 52% Single
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CHC E. Banks J. Klippstein -2% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CIN W. Post B. Rush 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O CIN G. Bell B. Rush 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- O CIN R. Jablonski B. Rush 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Johnny Klippstein facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- CHC R. Jackson J. Klippstein 4% 59% Single
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CHC E. Miksis J. Klippstein -3% 55% Flyball: 2B
b2 0-0 1 1-- R CHC J. Bolger J. Klippstein 12% 67% Single; Jackson Scores/Adv on E3/No RBI/unER; Bolger to 2B
b2 1-0 1 -2- O CHC H. Chiti J. Klippstein -3% 64% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 -2- O CHC B. Rush J. Klippstein -3% 61% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O CIN S. Palys B. Rush 3% 64% Strikeout (C-1B)
Clyde McCullough replaces Harry Chiti playing C batting 8th
t3 0-1 1 --- CIN R. McMillan B. Rush -3% 61% Walk
t3 0-1 1 1-- O CIN J. Klippstein B. Rush 5% 66% McMillan Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t3 0-1 2 --- O CIN J. Klippstein B. Rush 1% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Johnny Klippstein facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- CHC D. Fondy J. Klippstein 3% 70% Single
b3 1-0 0 1-- CHC G. Baker J. Klippstein 8% 78% Single; Fondy to 3B
b3 1-0 0 1-3 O CHC F. Baumholtz J. Klippstein -5% 73% Strikeout
b3 1-0 1 1-3 R CHC E. Banks J. Klippstein 5% 78% Baserunner Advance; Fondy Scores/Adv on E2/unER; Baker to 2B
b3 2-0 1 -2- O CHC E. Banks J. Klippstein -2% 76% Flyball: 1B
b3 2-0 2 -2- O CHC R. Jackson J. Klippstein -2% 73% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 1-2-3
t4 0-2 0 --- O CIN J. Temple B. Rush 3% 76% Flyball: RF
t4 0-2 1 --- O CIN S. Burgess B. Rush 2% 78% Flyball: LF
t4 0-2 2 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski B. Rush 1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Johnny Klippstein facing 6-7-8
b4 2-0 0 --- O CHC E. Miksis J. Klippstein -2% 77% Flyball: LF
b4 2-0 1 --- CHC J. Bolger J. Klippstein 2% 79% Walk
b4 2-0 1 1-- O CHC C. McCullough J. Klippstein -2% 77% Strikeout
b4 2-0 2 1-- O CHC B. Rush J. Klippstein -2% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 4-5-6
t5 0-2 0 --- CIN W. Post B. Rush -5% 70% Walk
t5 0-2 0 1-- O CIN G. Bell B. Rush 4% 75% Flyball: LF
t5 0-2 1 1-- CIN R. Jablonski B. Rush -5% 70% Single; Post to 2B
t5 0-2 1 12- O CIN S. Palys B. Rush 6% 76% Flyball: CF
t5 0-2 2 12- O CIN R. McMillan B. Rush 5% 81% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Johnny Klippstein facing 1-2-3
b5 2-0 0 --- CHC D. Fondy J. Klippstein 2% 84% Single
b5 2-0 0 1-- O CHC G. Baker J. Klippstein -1% 83% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Fondy to 2B
b5 2-0 1 -2- CHC F. Baumholtz J. Klippstein 1% 84% Walk
b5 2-0 1 12- R CHC E. Banks J. Klippstein 6% 90% Single; Fondy Scores; Baumholtz to 2B
b5 3-0 1 12- CHC R. Jackson J. Klippstein 2% 92% Intentional Walk; Baumholtz to 3B; Banks to 2B
b5 3-0 1 123 O CHC E. Miksis J. Klippstein -3% 89% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm; Banks to 3B; Jackson to 2B
b5 3-0 2 123 O CHC J. Bolger J. Klippstein -3% 86% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 9-1-2
Walker Cooper replaces Clyde McCullough playing C batting 8th
Ed Bailey pinch hits for Johnny Klippstein (P) batting 9th
t6 0-3 0 --- O CIN E. Bailey B. Rush 2% 89% Flyball: RF
t6 0-3 1 --- CIN J. Temple B. Rush -3% 86% Single
t6 0-3 1 1-- O CIN S. Burgess B. Rush 3% 89% Flyball: LF
t6 0-3 2 1-- O CIN T. Kluszewski B. Rush 2% 91% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Reds' Hersh Freeman facing 8-9-1
Hersh Freeman replaces Ed Bailey (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-0 0 --- O CHC W. Cooper H. Freeman -1% 90% Flyball: CF
b6 3-0 1 --- CHC B. Rush H. Freeman 1% 92% Double
b6 3-0 1 -2- CHC D. Fondy H. Freeman 2% 94% Single; Rush to 3B
b6 3-0 1 1-3 O CHC G. Baker H. Freeman -2% 91% Flyball: 2B
b6 3-0 2 1-3 O CHC F. Baumholtz H. Freeman -2% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 4-5-6
t7 0-3 0 --- O CIN W. Post B. Rush 2% 92% Flyball: LF
t7 0-3 1 --- O CIN G. Bell B. Rush 2% 93% Flyball: 3B
t7 0-3 2 --- CIN R. Jablonski B. Rush -1% 92% Single
Bob Thurman pinch hits for Stan Palys (LF) batting 7th
t7 0-3 2 1-- O CIN B. Thurman B. Rush 2% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Reds' Hersh Freeman facing 4-5-6
Bob Thurman moves from PH to LF
b7 3-0 0 --- O CHC E. Banks H. Freeman -1% 94% Flyball: 2B
b7 3-0 1 --- O CHC R. Jackson H. Freeman -0% 93% Flyball: 2B
b7 3-0 2 --- CHC E. Miksis H. Freeman 0% 94% Single
b7 3-0 2 1-- O CHC J. Bolger H. Freeman -1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 8-9-1
Lloyd Merriman replaces Frank Baumholtz playing LF batting 3rd
Hobie Landrith pinch hits for Roy McMillan (SS) batting 8th
t8 0-3 0 --- O CIN H. Landrith B. Rush 2% 95% Flyball: LF
Bob Hazle pinch hits for Hersh Freeman (P) batting 9th
t8 0-3 1 --- O CIN B. Hazle B. Rush 1% 97% Flyball: 1B
t8 0-3 2 --- CIN J. Temple B. Rush -1% 95% Walk
t8 0-3 2 1-- CIN S. Burgess B. Rush -2% 93% Single; Temple to 2B
t8 0-3 2 12- O CIN T. Kluszewski B. Rush 4% 97% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Reds' Art Fowler facing 8-9-1
Art Fowler replaces Hobie Landrith (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Rocky Bridges replaces Bob Hazle (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b8 3-0 0 --- CHC W. Cooper A. Fowler 1% 98% Double
b8 3-0 0 -2- O CHC B. Rush A. Fowler -1% 98% Strikeout
b8 3-0 1 -2- O CHC D. Fondy A. Fowler -0% 97% Strikeout
b8 3-0 2 -2- O CHC G. Baker A. Fowler -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 4-5-6
t9 0-3 0 --- O CIN W. Post B. Rush 2% 99% Flyball: SS
t9 0-3 1 --- CIN G. Bell B. Rush -2% 96% Single
t9 0-3 1 1-- RR CIN R. Jablonski B. Rush -5% 91% Home Run; Bell Scores
t9 2-3 1 --- O CIN B. Thurman B. Rush 5% 96% Flyball: LF
Sam Mele pinch hits for Art Fowler (P) batting 8th
t9 2-3 2 --- O CIN S. Mele B. Rush 4% 100% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cubs 3.

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