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Standings
CHW
@BOS
6
5
 
(10)
CHW
@BOS
1
4
DET
@KCA
5
3
WSA
@LAA
6
2
WSA
@LAA
7
2
CLE
@MIN
9
0
CLE
@MIN
2
0
BAL
@NYY
2
4
BAL
@NYY
3
2
STL
@CHC
6
3
STL
@CHC
3
0
MLN
@CIN
6
7
MLN
@CIN
3
2
PIT
@PHI
13
11
LAD
@SFG
3
2
Sunday, May 21, 1961,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 18,222, Time of Game: 2:12
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Cardinals
3
13-17
 Won 2 
6th, 6 GB
at Cubs
0
12-21
 Lost 2 
7th, 8½ GB
W: Bob Gibson (2-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  1    3  7  0
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  1

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Red Schoendienst 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 .394 .957 -0.047 1.54 0.062 -0.109 -0.2 2 3 SH
   Don Landrum RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .468 0.002 0.21 0.002 0.000 0.2 0 0
Joe Cunningham RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .324 .953 -0.013 1.60 0.099 -0.112 -0.5 1 0
   Julian Javier PR-2B 0 1 0 0 1 0 .253 .595 0.002 0.29 0.002 0.000 0.3 2 1
Bill White 1B 4 0 1 2 1 2 .235 .572 0.178 1.52 0.297 -0.119 0.4 7 1 3B,CS
Ken Boyer 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .286 .825 -0.078 1.15 0.035 -0.114 -1.1 1 1
Daryl Spencer SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 .263 .801 -0.085 1.03 0.015 -0.100 -0.8 2 1
Charlie James LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .259 .620 -0.073 0.87 0.011 -0.084 -0.2 1 0
Curt Flood CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .618 -0.074 0.81 0.000 -0.074 -0.7 1 0
Hal Smith C 3 0 1 0 1 1 .200 .516 0.063 0.93 0.095 -0.032 0.3 10 1
Bob Gibson P 2 1 1 1 0 1 .091 .348 0.046 1.40 0.112 -0.066 0.8 0 2 2B,HBP,SH
Team Totals 31 3 7 3 5 7 .226 .674 -0.079 1.18 0.730 -0.810 -1.6 27 10
2B: B Gibson (1, off J Schaffernoth).
3B: B White (1, off J Schaffernoth).
SH: B Gibson (1, off D Drott); R Schoendienst (1, off J Schaffernoth).
HBP: B Gibson (1, by J Schaffernoth).
TB: B White 3; B Gibson 2; J Cunningham; D Landrum; H Smith; K Boyer; C James.
RBI: B White 2 (8); B Gibson (1).
2-out RBI: B Gibson.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Boyer-J Javier-B White.
Baserunning
CS: B White (2, 2nd base by D Drott/S Taylor).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Heist CF 2 0 0 0 0 2 .185 .507 -0.040 0.80 0.000 -0.040 -0.4 2 0
   Richie Ashburn PH-LF 0 0 0 0 2 0 .182 .472 0.129 1.52 0.129 0.000 0.8 0 0
Don Zimmer 2B 2 0 1 0 1 0 .261 .715 -0.123 1.42 0.049 -0.172 -0.5 4 1 SB,SH,GDP
George Altman RF-CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .327 .949 -0.117 1.24 0.000 -0.117 -1.0 2 0
Ernie Banks SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 .281 .889 -0.069 1.33 0.015 -0.083 -0.7 1 3 IW
Ron Santo 3B 4 0 1 0 0 3 .294 .857 -0.091 1.23 0.027 -0.119 -0.6 0 2
Billy Williams LF-RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .216 .575 0.090 0.97 0.134 -0.044 0.5 3 0 2B
Ed Bouchee 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 .246 .740 -0.147 1.19 0.000 -0.147 -1.2 8 0
Sammy Taylor C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .108 .557 -0.096 1.28 0.000 -0.096 -0.7 7 1
Dick Drott P 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.040 0.79 0.000 -0.040 -0.3 0 1
   Bob Will PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .642 -0.073 2.66 0.000 -0.073 -0.4
   Joe Schaffernoth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
   Jim Brewer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 0 4 0 4 11 .138 .415 -0.577 1.25 0.354 -0.931 -4.6 27 10
2B: B Williams (4, off B Gibson).
SH: D Zimmer (2, off B Gibson).
IBB: E Banks (5, by B Gibson).
TB: B Williams 3; R Santo; D Zimmer.
GIDP: D Zimmer (3).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
E: E Bouchee (6).
Baserunning
SB: D Zimmer (2, 2nd base off B Gibson/H Smith).

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Gibson, W (2-0) 9 4 0 0 4 11 0 1.74 34 86 0.577 1.25 4.6
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 4 11 0 0.00 34 86 0.577 1.25 4.6

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Drott 7 2 0 0 4 5 0 1.35 26 74 0.445 1.18 3.6
Joe Schaffernoth, L (0-2) 1.2 5 3 3 1 1 0 6.32 12 0 0 -0.379 1.26 -2.8
Jim Brewer 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.26 1 3 0 0.011 0.42 0.8
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 5 7 0 3.00 39 74 3 0 0.077 1.18 1.6
Balks: None.
WP: D Drott 3 (5).
HBP: J Schaffernoth (1; B Gibson).
IBB: B Gibson (2; E Banks).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Jocko Conlan, 2B - Ken Burkhart, 3B - Chris Pelekoudas.
Time of Game: 2:12.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 50° F, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

St.Louis Cardinals         Chicago Cubs
1 Red Schoendienst 2B 1 Al Heist CF
2 Joe Cunningham RF 2 Don Zimmer 2B
3 Bill White 1B 3 George Altman RF
4 Ken Boyer 3B 4 Ernie Banks SS
5 Daryl Spencer SS 5 Ron Santo 3B
6 Charlie James LF 6 Billy Williams LF
7 Curt Flood CF 7 Ed Bouchee 1B
8 Hal Smith C 8 Sammy Taylor C
9 Bob Gibson P 9 Dick Drott P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-0 1 1-3 RR STL B. White J. Schaffernoth 25% 90% Triple to CF (Deep CF-RF); Gibson Scores; Javier Scores
b8 0-2 0 1-- OO CHC D. Zimmer B. Gibson 15% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b7 0-0 0 --- CHC B. Williams B. Gibson -11% 30% Ground-rule Double (Short RF Line)
t8 0-0 1 -2- STL J. Cunningham J. Schaffernoth 10% 64% Single to SS (Weak SS); Gibson to 3B
b8 0-2 0 --- CHC R. Ashburn B. Gibson -8% 76% Walk

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Drott facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- STL R. Schoendienst D. Drott 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- STL J. Cunningham D. Drott 2% 56% Wild Pitch; Schoendienst to 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O STL J. Cunningham D. Drott -4% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 -2- O STL B. White D. Drott -3% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 -2- STL K. Boyer D. Drott 0% 49% Wild Pitch; Schoendienst to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O STL K. Boyer D. Drott -4% 45% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC A. Heist B. Gibson 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- CHC D. Zimmer B. Gibson -2% 45% Single to LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CHC G. Altman B. Gibson 2% 47% Groundout: P-1B; Zimmer to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- O CHC E. Banks B. Gibson 3% 50% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Drott facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O STL D. Spencer D. Drott -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O STL C. James D. Drott -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --- O STL C. Flood D. Drott -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHC R. Santo B. Gibson 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 --- CHC B. Williams B. Gibson -3% 45% Single to CF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O CHC E. Bouchee B. Gibson 3% 48% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CHC S. Taylor B. Gibson 2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Drott facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- STL H. Smith D. Drott 4% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- O STL B. Gibson D. Drott -2% 52% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Smith to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- O STL R. Schoendienst D. Drott -4% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-0 2 -2- O STL J. Cunningham D. Drott -4% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Drott B. Gibson 3% 47% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- O CHC A. Heist B. Gibson 2% 49% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- CHC D. Zimmer B. Gibson -1% 47% Walk
b3 0-0 2 1-- CHC G. Altman B. Gibson -1% 46% Zimmer Steals 2B
b3 0-0 2 -2- O CHC G. Altman B. Gibson 4% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Drott facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- STL B. White D. Drott 4% 54% Walk
t4 0-0 0 1-- O STL K. Boyer D. Drott -4% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
t4 0-0 1 1-- O STL D. Spencer D. Drott -5% 45% White Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t4 0-0 2 --- STL D. Spencer D. Drott 2% 47% Walk
t4 0-0 2 1-- O STL C. James D. Drott -3% 44% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- O CHC E. Banks B. Gibson 3% 47% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Santo B. Gibson 2% 49% Strikeout
b4 0-0 2 --- O CHC B. Williams B. Gibson 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Drott facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- O STL C. Flood D. Drott -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t5 0-0 1 --- STL H. Smith D. Drott 3% 50% Single to LF
t5 0-0 1 1-- STL B. Gibson D. Drott 2% 53% Wild Pitch; Smith to 2B
t5 0-0 1 -2- O STL B. Gibson D. Drott -5% 48% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-0 2 -2- O STL R. Schoendienst D. Drott -5% 43% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- O CHC E. Bouchee B. Gibson 3% 46% Strikeout
b5 0-0 1 --- O CHC S. Taylor B. Gibson 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-0 2 --- O CHC D. Drott B. Gibson 1% 50% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Drott facing 2-3-4
t6 0-0 0 --- O STL J. Cunningham D. Drott -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- O STL B. White D. Drott -2% 44% Flyball: CF
t6 0-0 2 --- STL K. Boyer D. Drott 4% 48% Single to LF (SS-3B Hole); Boyer to 2B/Adv on E3
t6 0-0 2 -2- O STL D. Spencer D. Drott -5% 42% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
Richie Ashburn pinch hits for Al Heist (CF) batting 1st
b6 0-0 0 --- CHC R. Ashburn B. Gibson -5% 37% Walk
b6 0-0 0 1-- O CHC D. Zimmer B. Gibson 2% 39% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Ashburn to 2B
b6 0-0 1 -2- O CHC G. Altman B. Gibson 4% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B; Ashburn to 3B
b6 0-0 2 --3 CHC E. Banks B. Gibson -1% 42% Intentional Walk
b6 0-0 2 1-3 O CHC R. Santo B. Gibson 8% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Drott facing 6-7-8
Richie Ashburn moves from PH to LF
George Altman moves from RF to CF
Billy Williams moves from LF to RF
t7 0-0 0 --- O STL C. James D. Drott -4% 46% Flyball: RF
t7 0-0 1 --- O STL C. Flood D. Drott -3% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-0 2 --- O STL H. Smith D. Drott -2% 41% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 6-7-8
b7 0-0 0 --- CHC B. Williams B. Gibson -11% 30% Ground-rule Double (Short RF Line)
b7 0-0 0 -2- O CHC E. Bouchee B. Gibson 7% 38% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 0-0 1 -2- O CHC S. Taylor B. Gibson 5% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B; Williams to 3B
Bob Will pinch hits for Dick Drott (P) batting 9th
b7 0-0 2 --3 O CHC B. Will B. Gibson 7% 50% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Joe Schaffernoth facing 9-1-2
Joe Schaffernoth replaces Bob Will (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 0-0 0 --- STL B. Gibson J. Schaffernoth 7% 57% Hit By Pitch
t8 0-0 0 1-- O STL R. Schoendienst J. Schaffernoth -3% 54% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Gibson to 2B
t8 0-0 1 -2- STL J. Cunningham J. Schaffernoth 10% 64% Single to SS (Weak SS); Gibson to 3B
Julian Javier pinch runs for Joe Cunningham (RF) batting 2nd
t8 0-0 1 1-3 RR STL B. White J. Schaffernoth 25% 90% Triple to CF (Deep CF-RF); Gibson Scores; Javier Scores
t8 2-0 1 --3 O STL K. Boyer J. Schaffernoth -4% 86% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-0 2 --3 O STL D. Spencer J. Schaffernoth -2% 84% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
Julian Javier moves from PR to 2B
Don Landrum replaces Red Schoendienst (2B) playing RF batting 1st
b8 0-2 0 --- CHC R. Ashburn B. Gibson -8% 76% Walk
b8 0-2 0 1-- OO CHC D. Zimmer B. Gibson 15% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b8 0-2 2 --- O CHC G. Altman B. Gibson 2% 93% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Joe Schaffernoth facing 6-7-8
t9 2-0 0 --- STL C. James J. Schaffernoth 1% 94% Single to RF (2B-1B)
t9 2-0 0 1-- O STL C. Flood J. Schaffernoth -0% 93% Groundout: P-SS-1B; James to 2B
t9 2-0 1 -2- O STL H. Smith J. Schaffernoth -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-0 2 -2- R STL B. Gibson J. Schaffernoth 4% 96% Double to RF (Short RF Line); James Scores
t9 3-0 2 -2- STL D. Landrum J. Schaffernoth 0% 97% Single to LF; Gibson to 3B
t9 3-0 2 1-3 STL J. Javier J. Schaffernoth 0% 97% Walk; Landrum to 2B
Jim Brewer replaces Joe Schaffernoth pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-0 2 123 O STL B. White J. Brewer -1% 96% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 4-5-6
b9 0-3 0 --- O CHC E. Banks B. Gibson 2% 98% Popfly: 2B
b9 0-3 1 --- CHC R. Santo B. Gibson -3% 95% Single to RF
b9 0-3 1 1-- O CHC B. Williams B. Gibson 3% 98% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b9 0-3 2 1-- O CHC E. Bouchee B. Gibson 2% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 0.

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