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Standings
BOS
@BAL
4
2
CHW
@CLE
3
2
 
(11)
DET
@KCA
1
2
WSH
@NYY
1
2
MLN
@CHC
4
1
STL
@CIN
13
4
BRO
@PHI
7
6
 
(12)
NYG
@PIT
2
9
Tuesday, April 16, 1957,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 23,674, Time of Game: 2:16
Braves
4
1-0
Won 1 
1st
at Cubs
1
0-1
Lost 1 
5th, 1 GB
W: Warren Spahn (1-0)
L: Bob Rush (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  4   0  0  0    4  8  0
Cubs            0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  4  1

Milwaukee Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Danny O'Connell 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .400 .400 .400 .800 -0.014 0.73 0.048 -0.062 -0.3 1 1
Hank Aaron RF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .400 .400 .400 .800 0.097 0.80 0.118 -0.022 0.6 3 0
Eddie Mathews 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .250 .250 .750 1.000 0.186 1.33 0.243 -0.057 0.5 1 0 3B
Joe Adcock 1B 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.016 1.84 0.090 -0.105 -0.3 5 2
   Frank Torre 1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.009 0.24 0.009 0.000 0.4 1 0
Bobby Thomson LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.115 1.12 0.000 -0.115 -1.3 4 0
Johnny Logan SS 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .500 .500 1.250 1.750 0.244 0.71 0.262 -0.018 1.9 2 4 HR
Bill Bruton CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.067 0.90 0.014 -0.081 -0.8 4 0 SB
Del Crandall C 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .000 .500 .000 .500 -0.038 0.74 0.033 -0.071 -0.1 5 0 CS
Warren Spahn P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.085 0.81 0.000 -0.085 -0.9 1 1 SH
Team Totals 34 4 8 4 3 6 38 .235 .297 .382 .680 0.201 0.94 0.817 -0.616 -0.3 27 8
3B: E Mathews (1, off B Rush).
HR: J Logan (1, off B Rush, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep CF).
SH: W Spahn (1, off V Valentinetti).
TB: J Logan 5; E Mathews 3; H Aaron 2; D O'Connell 2; J Adcock.
RBI: J Logan 2 (2); J Adcock (1); E Mathews (1).
2-out RBI: J Logan 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Baserunning
SB: B Bruton (1, 2nd base off B Rush/C Neeman).
CS: D Crandall (1, 2nd base by B Rush/C Neeman).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dee Fondy 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.096 1.00 0.000 -0.096 -1.0 6 1
Casey Wise 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.086 0.80 0.000 -0.086 -0.8 5 2
Bob Will CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.085 0.84 0.000 -0.085 -0.8 2 0
Ernie Banks SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.010 0.71 0.038 -0.048 -0.1 2 2
Gene Baker 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.034 0.65 0.015 -0.049 -0.4 1 1
Jim Bolger LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.083 1.09 0.000 -0.083 -0.7 1 0
Walt Moryn RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.070 0.89 0.000 -0.070 -0.6 4 0
Cal Neeman C 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.001 0.74 0.032 -0.034 -0.1 6 1
Bob Rush P 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 1.000 1.000 1.500 2.500 0.193 1.14 0.193 0.000 1.4 0 0 2B
   Dick Drott P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Fanning PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.025 1.01 0.000 -0.025 -0.2
   Vito Valentinetti P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 4 1 1 5 32 .129 .156 .161 .318 -0.297 0.86 0.278 -0.576 -3.3 27 7
2B: B Rush (1, off W Spahn).
TB: B Rush 3; C Neeman; G Baker.
RBI: B Rush (1).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
E: G Baker (1).

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Warren Spahn, W (1-0) 9 4 1 1 1 5 0 1.00 32 79 0.298 0.86 3.3
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 1 5 0 1.00 32 79 0.298 0.86 3.3

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Rush, L (0-1) 6.2 8 4 4 1 5 1 5.40 29 46 -0.243 1.13 -1.1
Dick Drott 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 5 2 0 0.033 0.38 1.0
Vito Valentinetti 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 0.007 0.14 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 3 6 1 4.00 38 46 2 0 -0.203 0.94 0.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Dascoli, 1B - Frank Secory, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Bill Baker.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: 23,674.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Braves         Chicago Cubs
1 Danny O'Connell 2B 1 Dee Fondy 1B
2 Hank Aaron RF 2 Casey Wise 2B
3 Eddie Mathews 3B 3 Bob Will CF
4 Joe Adcock 1B 4 Ernie Banks SS
5 Bobby Thomson LF 5 Gene Baker 3B
6 Johnny Logan SS 6 Jim Bolger LF
7 Bill Bruton CF 7 Walt Moryn RF
8 Del Crandall C 8 Cal Neeman C
9 Warren Spahn P 9 Bob Rush P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-1 1 1-- R MLN E. Mathews B. Rush 24% 58% Triple to RF (Deep RF Line); Aaron Scores
t6 2-1 2 1-- RR MLN J. Logan B. Rush 21% 85% Home Run (Deep CF); Adcock Scores
b5 0-0 1 1-- R CHC B. Rush W. Spahn -16% 27% Double to LF (Deep LF); Neeman Scores
t6 1-1 1 --3 R MLN J. Adcock B. Rush 9% 67% Single to CF; Mathews Scores
t4 0-0 1 1-3 O MLN J. Adcock B. Rush -8% 50% 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' Bob Rush facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MLN D. O'Connell B. Rush -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O MLN H. Aaron B. Rush -2% 46% Foul Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O MLN E. Mathews B. Rush -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Fondy W. Spahn 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHC C. Wise W. Spahn 2% 49% Lineout: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHC B. Will W. Spahn 1% 50% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O MLN J. Adcock B. Rush -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O MLN B. Thomson B. Rush -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O MLN J. Logan B. Rush -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- CHC E. Banks W. Spahn -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CHC G. Baker W. Spahn 3% 45% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O CHC J. Bolger W. Spahn 3% 48% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CHC W. Moryn W. Spahn 2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O MLN B. Bruton B. Rush -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-0 1 --- MLN D. Crandall B. Rush 3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- O MLN W. Spahn B. Rush -3% 47% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t3 0-0 2 1-- O MLN D. O'Connell B. Rush -3% 45% Crandall Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O CHC C. Neeman W. Spahn 2% 47% Lineout: 3B
b3 0-0 1 --- CHC B. Rush W. Spahn -3% 44% Single to P/Bunt
b3 0-0 1 1-- O CHC D. Fondy W. Spahn 3% 47% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-0 2 1-- O CHC C. Wise W. Spahn 3% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- MLN D. O'Connell B. Rush 4% 54% Single to LF
t4 0-0 0 1-- MLN H. Aaron B. Rush 7% 61% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); O'Connell to 2B
t4 0-0 0 12- O MLN E. Mathews B. Rush -3% 58% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; O'Connell to 3B
t4 0-0 1 1-3 O MLN J. Adcock B. Rush -8% 50% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 1-3 O MLN B. Thomson B. Rush -6% 44% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Will W. Spahn 3% 47% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-0 1 --- O CHC E. Banks W. Spahn 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- CHC G. Baker W. Spahn -1% 47% Single to LF
b4 0-0 2 1-- O CHC J. Bolger W. Spahn 3% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- MLN J. Logan B. Rush 5% 55% Single to CF (LF-CF)
t5 0-0 0 1-- O MLN B. Bruton B. Rush -4% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 0-0 1 1-- O MLN D. Crandall B. Rush -4% 47% Popfly: 2B
t5 0-0 2 1-- MLN W. Spahn B. Rush 1% 48% Bruton Steals 2B
t5 0-0 2 -2- O MLN W. Spahn B. Rush -5% 43% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- O CHC W. Moryn W. Spahn 3% 46% Flyball: CF
b5 0-0 1 --- CHC C. Neeman W. Spahn -3% 43% Single to CF (CF-RF)
b5 0-0 1 1-- R CHC B. Rush W. Spahn -16% 27% Double to LF (Deep LF); Neeman Scores
b5 1-0 1 -2- O CHC D. Fondy W. Spahn 3% 29% Groundout: 1B-P; Rush to 3B
b5 1-0 2 --3 O CHC C. Wise W. Spahn 4% 33% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 1-2-3
t6 0-1 0 --- O MLN D. O'Connell B. Rush -4% 30% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-1 1 --- MLN H. Aaron B. Rush 4% 34% Single to LF
t6 0-1 1 1-- R MLN E. Mathews B. Rush 24% 58% Triple to RF (Deep RF Line); Aaron Scores
t6 1-1 1 --3 R MLN J. Adcock B. Rush 9% 67% Single to CF; Mathews Scores
t6 2-1 1 1-- O MLN B. Thomson B. Rush -3% 64% Strikeout
t6 2-1 2 1-- RR MLN J. Logan B. Rush 21% 85% Home Run (Deep CF); Adcock Scores
t6 4-1 2 --- O MLN B. Bruton B. Rush -1% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 3-4-5
b6 1-4 0 --- O CHC B. Will W. Spahn 3% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-4 1 --- O CHC E. Banks W. Spahn 2% 89% Flyball: RF
b6 1-4 2 --- O CHC G. Baker W. Spahn 1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Cubs 1.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cubs' Bob Rush facing 8-9-1
t7 4-1 0 --- O MLN D. Crandall B. Rush -1% 89% Strikeout Looking
t7 4-1 1 --- O MLN W. Spahn B. Rush -1% 89% Flyball: RF
t7 4-1 2 --- MLN D. O'Connell B. Rush 0% 89% Single to RF
t7 4-1 2 1-- MLN H. Aaron B. Rush 1% 90% Single to CF; O'Connell to 3B
Dick Drott replaces Bob Rush pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-1 2 1-3 O MLN E. Mathews D. Drott -2% 88% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 6-7-8
Frank Torre replaces Joe Adcock playing 1B batting 4th
b7 1-4 0 --- O CHC J. Bolger W. Spahn 3% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 1-4 1 --- O CHC W. Moryn W. Spahn 2% 93% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b7 1-4 2 --- O CHC C. Neeman W. Spahn 1% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Cubs 1.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cubs' Dick Drott facing 4-5-6
t8 4-1 0 --- MLN F. Torre D. Drott 1% 94% Walk
t8 4-1 0 1-- O MLN B. Thomson D. Drott -1% 93% Bunt Popfly: 3B
t8 4-1 1 1-- O MLN J. Logan D. Drott -1% 93% Popfly: 2B
t8 4-1 2 1-- O MLN B. Bruton D. Drott -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 9-1-2
Jim Fanning pinch hits for Dick Drott (P) batting 9th
b8 1-4 0 --- O CHC J. Fanning W. Spahn 3% 95% Strikeout
b8 1-4 1 --- O CHC D. Fondy W. Spahn 2% 96% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-4 2 --- O CHC C. Wise W. Spahn 1% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Cubs 1.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cubs' Vito Valentinetti facing 8-9-1
Vito Valentinetti replaces Jim Fanning (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-1 0 --- MLN D. Crandall V. Valentinetti 0% 97% Walk
t9 4-1 0 1-- O MLN W. Spahn V. Valentinetti -0% 97% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Crandall to 2B
t9 4-1 1 -2- O MLN D. O'Connell V. Valentinetti -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B; Crandall to 3B
t9 4-1 2 --3 O MLN H. Aaron V. Valentinetti -1% 96% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 3-4-5
b9 1-4 0 --- O CHC B. Will W. Spahn 2% 98% Flyball: LF
b9 1-4 1 --- O CHC E. Banks W. Spahn 1% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 1-4 2 --- O CHC G. Baker W. Spahn 0% 100% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Cubs 1.

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