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4
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10
8
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@NYY
1
7
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@WSH
7
1
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4
2
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1
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12
2
Wednesday, August 20, 1958,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:39
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Pirates
4
64-55
 Won 2 
2nd, 6 GB
at Cubs
2
55-65
 Lost 4 
7th, 14½ GB
W: Ron Kline (12-11)
L: Dave Hillman (3-5)
S: Roy Face (16)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   2  0  0   1  0  1    4  9  0
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  0    2  9  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Virdon CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .272 .335 .401 .736 -0.080 0.74 0.000 -0.080 -0.9 5 0
Roberto Clemente RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .280 .324 .388 .712 0.021 0.81 0.075 -0.054 0.0 2 0 2B
Dick Stuart 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .257 .306 .568 .874 0.162 0.73 0.188 -0.026 1.5 10 0 HR
Bob Skinner LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .314 .384 .463 .848 -0.073 0.73 0.000 -0.073 -0.8 1 1
Frank Thomas 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .300 .356 .587 .943 0.014 0.68 0.056 -0.042 0.3 0 3 2B
Bill Mazeroski 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .285 .316 .451 .767 0.023 0.83 0.068 -0.045 -0.0 3 2 2B,SH
Dick Groat SS 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .288 .318 .389 .707 0.099 1.02 0.150 -0.052 1.1 2 2
Bill Hall C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .300 .372 .400 .772 0.002 0.77 0.028 -0.026 -0.2 3 0
   Ted Kluszewski PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .285 .350 .392 .742 -0.009 0.38 0.000 -0.009 -0.3
   Hank Foiles C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .306 .330 .636 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Ron Kline P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .034 .111 .052 .163 -0.067 0.88 0.000 -0.067 -0.8 0 1
   Don Gross P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .133 .071 .205 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Roman Mejias PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275 .292 .440 .732 -0.008 0.28 0.000 -0.008 -0.2
   Roy Face P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 9 4 0 5 36 .257 .257 .429 .686 0.084 0.77 0.565 -0.482 -0.4 27 9
2B: R Clemente (17, off D Hillman); F Thomas (23, off D Hillman); B Mazeroski (20, off D Hillman).
HR: D Stuart (11, off D Hillman, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: B Mazeroski (6, off D Elston).
TB: D Stuart 5; F Thomas 3; R Clemente 2; D Groat 2; B Mazeroski 2; B Hall.
RBI: D Groat 2 (52); D Stuart 2 (35).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: B Skinner (B Thomson at 2nd base).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Taylor 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .242 .300 .314 .614 -0.082 1.41 0.050 -0.132 -0.4 1 4
Al Dark 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .308 .348 .373 .721 -0.057 1.33 0.057 -0.114 -0.3 1 1
Lee Walls RF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .303 .367 .498 .865 -0.169 1.37 0.012 -0.181 -1.0 0 0
Ernie Banks SS 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .313 .364 .626 .990 0.138 1.44 0.189 -0.051 0.5 0 6 2B
Walt Moryn LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .339 .486 .825 -0.198 1.93 0.000 -0.198 -1.2 5 0
Bobby Thomson CF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .285 .354 .477 .832 -0.035 1.60 0.060 -0.095 0.1 0 0
Dale Long 1B-C 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .270 .360 .452 .812 0.049 1.15 0.079 -0.030 0.2 13 1
Sammy Taylor C 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .285 .346 .421 .767 0.066 1.54 0.145 -0.079 0.3 6 0 HR
   Jim Bolger PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .232 .276 .323 .599 -0.121 4.74 0.000 -0.121 -0.4
   Cal Neeman C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .336 .526 .861 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bill Henry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .417 .455 .871 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Dave Hillman P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .138 .138 .207 .345 -0.049 0.98 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 0 1
   Chuck Tanner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .210 .269 .339 .607 -0.048 1.91 0.000 -0.048 -0.2
   Don Elston P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .273 .273 .545 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bobby Adams 1B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .287 .319 .402 .721 0.090 1.79 0.090 0.000 0.4 1 0
Team Totals 35 2 9 2 4 3 39 .257 .333 .371 .705 -0.416 1.54 0.682 -1.098 -2.4 27 14
2B: E Banks (18, off R Kline).
HR: S Taylor (6, off R Kline, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: S Taylor 4; A Dark 2; E Banks 2; T Taylor 2; L Walls; B Thomson; B Adams.
RBI: S Taylor (35); B Thomson (66).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 5.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Kline, W (12-11) 7.2 8 2 2 4 3 1 3.54 34 54 0.207 1.35 1.5
Don Gross, H (2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.06 1 2 0 0.121 4.74 0.4
Roy Face, S (16) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.04 4 0 0 0.088 2.32 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 4 3 1 2.00 39 54 2 0 0.416 1.54 2.4

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Hillman, L (3-5) 7 7 3 3 0 5 1 3.05 28 56 -0.063 0.81 0.4
Don Elston 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.18 6 0 0 -0.038 0.75 -0.5
Bill Henry 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.75 2 1 0 0.017 0.33 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 0 5 1 4.00 36 56 1 0 -0.084 0.77 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: D Hillman (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Dascoli, 1B - Augie Donatelli, 2B - Shag Crawford, 3B - Vinnie Smith.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Bill Virdon CF 1 Tony Taylor 2B
2 Roberto Clemente RF 2 Al Dark 3B
3 Dick Stuart 1B 3 Lee Walls RF
4 Bob Skinner LF 4 Ernie Banks SS
5 Frank Thomas 3B 5 Walt Moryn LF
6 Bill Mazeroski 2B 6 Bobby Thomson CF
7 Dick Groat SS 7 Dale Long 1B
8 Bill Hall C 8 Sammy Taylor C
9 Ron Kline P 9 Dave Hillman P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 0 -2- RR PIT D. Stuart D. Hillman 16% 74% Home Run; Clemente Scores
b7 1-3 0 --- R CHC S. Taylor R. Kline -14% 65% Home Run
b8 2-3 2 12- O CHC J. Bolger D. Gross 12% 84% Flyball: RF
b8 2-3 0 --- CHC E. Banks R. Kline -10% 60% Walk
b8 2-3 0 1-- O CHC W. Moryn R. Kline 9% 69% Flyball: LF

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' Dave Hillman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Virdon D. Hillman -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente D. Hillman -2% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT D. Stuart D. Hillman -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC T. Taylor R. Kline 2% 47% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHC A. Dark R. Kline 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- CHC L. Walls R. Kline -1% 48% Single
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CHC E. Banks R. Kline 2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dave Hillman facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Skinner D. Hillman -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O PIT F. Thomas D. Hillman -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski D. Hillman -1% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHC W. Moryn R. Kline 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHC B. Thomson R. Kline 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O CHC D. Long R. Kline 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dave Hillman facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Groat D. Hillman -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- PIT B. Hall D. Hillman 3% 50% Single
t3 0-0 1 1-- O PIT R. Kline D. Hillman -3% 47% Popfly: C
t3 0-0 2 1-- O PIT B. Virdon D. Hillman -3% 45% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O CHC S. Taylor R. Kline 2% 47% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- O CHC D. Hillman R. Kline 2% 49% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- CHC T. Taylor R. Kline -1% 47% Single
b3 0-0 2 1-- CHC A. Dark R. Kline -3% 44% Single; Taylor to 3B
b3 0-0 2 1-3 O CHC L. Walls R. Kline 6% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dave Hillman facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- PIT R. Clemente D. Hillman 7% 57% Double to LF
t4 0-0 0 -2- RR PIT D. Stuart D. Hillman 16% 74% Home Run; Clemente Scores
t4 2-0 0 --- O PIT B. Skinner D. Hillman -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-0 1 --- PIT F. Thomas D. Hillman 3% 75% Double to LF (Short LF)
t4 2-0 1 -2- O PIT B. Mazeroski D. Hillman -3% 73% Flyball: LF
t4 2-0 2 -2- O PIT D. Groat D. Hillman -3% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- O CHC E. Banks R. Kline 3% 73% Strikeout
b4 0-2 1 --- O CHC W. Moryn R. Kline 2% 75% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 2 --- CHC B. Thomson R. Kline -2% 73% Walk
b4 0-2 2 1-- CHC D. Long R. Kline -3% 71% Walk; Thomson to 2B
b4 0-2 2 12- O CHC S. Taylor R. Kline 5% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Dave Hillman facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- O PIT B. Hall D. Hillman -2% 74% Strikeout
t5 2-0 1 --- O PIT R. Kline D. Hillman -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- O PIT B. Virdon D. Hillman -1% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 9-1-2
b5 0-2 0 --- O CHC D. Hillman R. Kline 3% 75% Groundout: P-1B
b5 0-2 1 --- CHC T. Taylor R. Kline -4% 72% Single to 3B/Bunt
b5 0-2 1 1-- O CHC A. Dark R. Kline 4% 76% Foul Flyball: 1B
b5 0-2 2 1-- O CHC L. Walls R. Kline 3% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Dave Hillman facing 2-3-4
t6 2-0 0 --- O PIT R. Clemente D. Hillman -2% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-0 1 --- PIT D. Stuart D. Hillman 2% 79% Single
t6 2-0 1 1-- O PIT B. Skinner D. Hillman -2% 77% Strikeout
t6 2-0 2 1-- PIT F. Thomas D. Hillman 1% 78% Wild Pitch; Stuart to 2B
t6 2-0 2 -2- O PIT F. Thomas D. Hillman -3% 75% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 4-5-6
b6 0-2 0 --- CHC E. Banks R. Kline -9% 66% Double to LF (Deep LF)
b6 0-2 0 -2- O CHC W. Moryn R. Kline 6% 72% Flyball: SS
b6 0-2 1 -2- RO CHC B. Thomson R. Kline -4% 68% Single to LF; Banks Scores; Thomson out at 2B/LF-2B
b6 1-2 2 --- O CHC D. Long R. Kline 2% 70% Flyball: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Dave Hillman facing 6-7-8
t7 2-1 0 --- PIT B. Mazeroski D. Hillman 7% 77% Double to CF
t7 2-1 0 -2- R PIT D. Groat D. Hillman 8% 85% Single to RF (Pop Fly); Mazeroski Scores
t7 3-1 0 1-- O PIT B. Hall D. Hillman -1% 84% Groundout: P-1B; Groat to 2B
t7 3-1 1 -2- O PIT R. Kline D. Hillman -2% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 3-1 2 -2- O PIT B. Virdon D. Hillman -2% 79% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 8-9-1
b7 1-3 0 --- R CHC S. Taylor R. Kline -14% 65% Home Run
Chuck Tanner pinch hits for Dave Hillman (P) batting 9th
b7 2-3 0 --- O CHC C. Tanner R. Kline 5% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-3 1 --- O CHC T. Taylor R. Kline 3% 73% Flyball: RF
b7 2-3 2 --- CHC A. Dark R. Kline -3% 70% Single
b7 2-3 2 1-- O CHC L. Walls R. Kline 5% 75% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Don Elston facing 2-3-4
Don Elston replaces Chuck Tanner (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-2 0 --- O PIT R. Clemente D. Elston -2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-2 1 --- O PIT D. Stuart D. Elston -2% 71% Flyball: LF
t8 3-2 2 --- O PIT B. Skinner D. Elston -1% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 4-5-6
b8 2-3 0 --- CHC E. Banks R. Kline -10% 60% Walk
b8 2-3 0 1-- O CHC W. Moryn R. Kline 9% 69% Flyball: LF
b8 2-3 1 1-- O CHC B. Thomson R. Kline 8% 77% Flyball: CF
b8 2-3 2 1-- CHC D. Long R. Kline -5% 72% Walk; Banks to 2B
Don Gross replaces Ron Kline pitching and batting 9th
Jim Bolger pinch hits for Sammy Taylor (C) batting 8th
b8 2-3 2 12- O CHC J. Bolger D. Gross 12% 84% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Don Elston facing 5-6-7
Cal Neeman replaces Jim Bolger (PH) playing C batting 8th
t9 3-2 0 --- PIT F. Thomas D. Elston 2% 86% Single
t9 3-2 0 1-- O PIT B. Mazeroski D. Elston -1% 86% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Thomas to 2B
t9 3-2 1 -2- R PIT D. Groat D. Elston 7% 93% Single to RF (Pop Fly); Thomas Scores
Bill Henry replaces Cal Neeman (C) pitching and batting 8th
Dale Long moves from 1B to C
Bobby Adams replaces Don Elston (P) playing 1B batting 9th
Ted Kluszewski pinch hits for Bill Hall (C) batting 8th
t9 4-2 1 1-- O PIT T. Kluszewski B. Henry -1% 92% Flyball: LF
Roman Mejias pinch hits for Don Gross (P) batting 9th
t9 4-2 2 1-- O PIT R. Mejias B. Henry -1% 91% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Pirates' Roy Face facing 9-1-2
Roy Face replaces Roman Mejias (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Hank Foiles replaces Ted Kluszewski (PH) playing C batting 8th
b9 2-4 0 --- CHC B. Adams R. Face -9% 82% Single
b9 2-4 0 1-- O CHC T. Taylor R. Face 8% 90% Flyball: 2B
b9 2-4 1 1-- O CHC A. Dark R. Face 6% 96% Flyball: C
b9 2-4 2 1-- O CHC L. Walls R. Face 4% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 2.

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