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5
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3
2
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1
6
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4
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2
Saturday, April 11, 1959,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 12,288, Time of Game: 2:27
Dodgers
1
0-1
Lost 1 
6th, 1½ GB
at Cubs
6
1-0
Won 1 
3rd, ½ GB
W: Bob Anderson (1-0)
L: Don Drysdale (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Dodgers         0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  1
Cubs            0  0  0   2  4  0   0  0  X    6  9  1

Los Angeles Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron Fairly RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .500 -0.014 0.46 0.019 -0.034 -0.1 2 0
Wally Moon LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .833 -0.037 0.64 0.025 -0.062 -0.7 3 0
John Roseboro C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.071 0.55 0.003 -0.074 -0.7 11 0 GDP
Duke Snider CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.043 0.42 0.000 -0.043 -0.9 2 0
Charlie Neal 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.051 0.67 0.000 -0.051 -0.5 1 1
Gil Hodges 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .333 .667 0.019 0.53 0.036 -0.017 -0.1 4 0
Don Zimmer SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 -0.091 0.95 0.007 -0.098 -0.5 1 2 GDP
Jim Baxes 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 -0.011 0.47 0.018 -0.029 -0.3 0 2 GDP
Don Drysdale P 1 1 1 1 0 0 1.000 5.000 0.122 0.46 0.122 0.000 1.0 0 2 HR
   Jim Gilliam PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.017 0.76 0.000 -0.017 -0.4
   Art Fowler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Norm Larker PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
Team Totals 30 1 6 1 1 4 .200 .526 -0.198 0.56 0.230 -0.429 -3.4 24 7
HR: D Drysdale (1, off B Anderson; 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF).
TB: D Drysdale 4; G Hodges; W Moon; J Baxes; D Zimmer; R Fairly.
GIDP: D Zimmer (1); J Roseboro (1); J Baxes (1).
RBI: D Drysdale (1).
2-out RBI: D Drysdale.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
E: J Roseboro (1).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Taylor 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 .200 .400 -0.049 0.60 0.015 -0.064 -0.9 1 3
George Altman CF 3 1 2 0 0 1 .667 1.417 0.087 0.62 0.089 -0.002 0.7 2 0 HBP
Ernie Banks SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 .333 .667 -0.100 1.18 0.001 -0.101 -0.8 2 9 SH
Walt Moryn LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 .333 .833 0.106 1.17 0.131 -0.024 0.7 2 0
Earl Averill 3B 4 2 2 1 0 1 .500 1.250 0.177 1.19 0.202 -0.024 1.6 0 0 2B
Dale Long 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 -0.086 0.91 0.003 -0.089 -0.7 15 0 IW
Bobby Thomson RF 4 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 0.045 1.02 0.101 -0.056 -0.2 0 0
Sammy Taylor C 4 0 2 4 0 1 .500 1.250 0.185 1.28 0.213 -0.028 2.8 4 0 2B
Bob Anderson P 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.064 0.69 0.000 -0.064 -1.1 1 3
Team Totals 33 6 9 5 2 10 .273 .667 0.301 0.96 0.755 -0.452 2.1 27 15
2B: S Taylor (1, off D Drysdale); E Averill (1, off D Drysdale).
SH: E Banks (1, off D Drysdale).
IBB: D Long (1, by D Drysdale).
HBP: G Altman (1, by D Drysdale).
TB: S Taylor 3; E Averill 3; G Altman 2; E Banks; W Moryn; T Taylor.
RBI: S Taylor 4 (4); E Averill (1).
2-out RBI: S Taylor 3.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 4. E Banks-D Long; B Anderson-E Banks-D Long; E Banks-T Taylor-D Long; D Long.
E: E Banks (1).

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Drysdale, L (0-1) 5 8 6 5 2 7 0 9.00 27 34 -0.311 1.28 -3.6
Art Fowler 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 10 0 0 0.009 0.04 1.5
Team Totals 8 9 6 5 2 10 0 5.62 37 34 0 0 -0.302 0.96 -2.1

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Anderson, W (1-0) 9 6 1 1 1 4 1 1.00 31 74 0.198 0.56 3.4
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 1 4 1 1.00 31 74 0.198 0.56 3.4
Balks: None.
WP: D Drysdale (1).
HBP: D Drysdale (1; G Altman).
IBB: D Drysdale (1; D Long).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dusty Boggess, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Ed Sudol, 3B - Tom Gorman.
Time of Game: 2:27.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Dodgers         Chicago Cubs
1 Ron Fairly RF 1 Tony Taylor 2B
2 Wally Moon LF 2 George Altman CF
3 John Roseboro C 3 Ernie Banks SS
4 Duke Snider CF 4 Walt Moryn LF
5 Charlie Neal 2B 5 Earl Averill 3B
6 Gil Hodges 1B 6 Dale Long 1B
7 Don Zimmer SS 7 Bobby Thomson RF
8 Jim Baxes 3B 8 Sammy Taylor C
9 Don Drysdale P 9 Bob Anderson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 3-1 2 123 2,(1-0)  RRR CHC S. Taylor D. Drysdale 13% 96% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Averill Scores; Long Scores; Thomson Scores
b5 2-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R CHC E. Averill D. Drysdale 13% 87% Double to LF (Line Drive); Altman Scores; Moryn to 3B
t3 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  R LAD D. Drysdale B. Anderson -12% 42% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b4 0-1 1 -23 1,(0-0)  R CHC B. Thomson D. Drysdale 10% 64% Fielder's Choice SS; Moryn Scores/Safe on E2 (catch); Averill to 3B; Thomson to 1B
b4 1-1 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  R CHC S. Taylor D. Drysdale 8% 72% Single to LF (Fly Ball); Averill Scores/unER; Thomson to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bob Anderson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O LAD R. Fairly B. Anderson 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  LAD W. Moon B. Anderson -2% 50% Single to LF (Fly Ball)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  OO LAD J. Roseboro B. Anderson 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Don Drysdale facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Taylor D. Drysdale -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC G. Altman D. Drysdale 2% 55% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC E. Banks D. Drysdale -3% 52% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC W. Moryn D. Drysdale -2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bob Anderson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O LAD D. Snider B. Anderson 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O LAD C. Neal B. Anderson 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O LAD G. Hodges B. Anderson 1% 55% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Don Drysdale facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC E. Averill D. Drysdale -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC D. Long D. Drysdale -2% 51% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC B. Thomson D. Drysdale -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bob Anderson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O LAD D. Zimmer B. Anderson 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O LAD J. Baxes B. Anderson 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  R LAD D. Drysdale B. Anderson -12% 42% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t3 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O LAD R. Fairly B. Anderson 1% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Dodgers' Don Drysdale facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC S. Taylor D. Drysdale -3% 40% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC B. Anderson D. Drysdale -2% 38% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  CHC T. Taylor D. Drysdale 2% 40% Single to 3B
b3 0-1 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  CHC G. Altman D. Drysdale 3% 43% Single to CF (Line Drive); Taylor to 3B
b3 0-1 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O CHC E. Banks D. Drysdale -6% 37% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Bob Anderson facing 2-3-4
t4 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O LAD W. Moon B. Anderson 2% 39% Flyball: LF
t4 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O LAD J. Roseboro B. Anderson 2% 41% Groundout: 2B-P
t4 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O LAD D. Snider B. Anderson 1% 42% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Dodgers' Don Drysdale facing 4-5-6
b4 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC W. Moryn D. Drysdale 5% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 0-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC E. Averill D. Drysdale 8% 55% Single to SS (Line Drive); Moryn to 2B
b4 0-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  CHC D. Long D. Drysdale 7% 61% Wild Pitch; Moryn to 3B; Averill to 2B
b4 0-1 0 -23 6,(1-2)  O CHC D. Long D. Drysdale -7% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-1 1 -23 1,(0-0)  R CHC B. Thomson D. Drysdale 10% 64% Fielder's Choice SS; Moryn Scores/Safe on E2 (catch); Averill to 3B; Thomson to 1B
b4 1-1 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  R CHC S. Taylor D. Drysdale 8% 72% Single to LF (Fly Ball); Averill Scores/unER; Thomson to 2B
b4 2-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC B. Anderson D. Drysdale -4% 68% Flyball: SS
b4 2-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC T. Taylor D. Drysdale -4% 64% Lineout: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Bob Anderson facing 5-6-7
t5 1-2 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O LAD C. Neal B. Anderson 3% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  LAD G. Hodges B. Anderson -4% 64% Single to 3B
t5 1-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO LAD D. Zimmer B. Anderson 7% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Dodgers' Don Drysdale facing 2-3-4
b5 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC G. Altman D. Drysdale 3% 75% Single to 3B/Bunt
b5 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC E. Banks D. Drysdale -1% 73% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Altman to 2B
b5 2-1 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  CHC W. Moryn D. Drysdale 1% 75% Walk
b5 2-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R CHC E. Averill D. Drysdale 13% 87% Double to LF (Line Drive); Altman Scores; Moryn to 3B
b5 3-1 1 -23 4,(3-0)  CHC D. Long D. Drysdale 0% 88% Intentional Walk
b5 3-1 1 123 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. Thomson D. Drysdale -4% 83% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm; Averill to 3B; Long to 2B
b5 3-1 2 123 2,(1-0)  RRR CHC S. Taylor D. Drysdale 13% 96% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Averill Scores; Long Scores; Thomson Scores
b5 6-1 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CHC B. Anderson D. Drysdale -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 6.
Top of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-6, Cubs' Bob Anderson facing 8-9-1
t6 1-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  LAD J. Baxes B. Anderson -2% 94% Single to LF (Line Drive)
Jim Gilliam pinch hits for Don Drysdale (P) batting 9th
t6 1-6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O LAD J. Gilliam B. Anderson 2% 96% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-6 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  LAD R. Fairly B. Anderson -2% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive); Baxes to 2B
t6 1-6 1 12- 6,(3-2)  OO LAD W. Moon B. Anderson 4% 98% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-1, Dodgers' Art Fowler facing 1-2-3
Art Fowler replaces Jim Gilliam (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 6-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Taylor A. Fowler -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b6 6-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC G. Altman A. Fowler -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b6 6-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC E. Banks A. Fowler 0% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b6 6-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC W. Moryn A. Fowler -0% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 6.
Top of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-6, Cubs' Bob Anderson facing 3-4-5
t7 1-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O LAD J. Roseboro B. Anderson 1% 98% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t7 1-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O LAD D. Snider B. Anderson 0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O LAD C. Neal B. Anderson 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-1, Dodgers' Art Fowler facing 5-6-7
b7 6-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC E. Averill A. Fowler -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 6-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Long A. Fowler -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
b7 6-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC B. Thomson A. Fowler -0% 98% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 6.
Top of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-6, Cubs' Bob Anderson facing 6-7-8
t8 1-6 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O LAD G. Hodges B. Anderson 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t8 1-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  LAD D. Zimmer B. Anderson -1% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t8 1-6 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO LAD J. Baxes B. Anderson 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-1, Dodgers' Art Fowler facing 8-9-1
b8 6-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC S. Taylor A. Fowler -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 6-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC B. Anderson A. Fowler -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 6-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC T. Taylor A. Fowler -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 6.
Top of the 9th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-6, Cubs' Bob Anderson facing 9-1-2
Norm Larker pinch hits for Art Fowler (P) batting 9th
t9 1-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O LAD N. Larker B. Anderson 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-6 1 --- 5,(0-2)  O LAD R. Fairly B. Anderson 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 1-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  LAD W. Moon B. Anderson -0% 100% Walk
t9 1-6 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  LAD J. Roseboro B. Anderson -0% 100% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Moon to 2B
t9 1-6 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O LAD D. Snider B. Anderson 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Dodgers 1, Cubs 6.

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