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WSA
@BAL
6
7
CHW
@DET
2
0
KCA
@NYY
4
5
 
(13)
KCA
@NYY
4
3
MLN
@CHC
0
1
STL
@CIN
0
1
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@HOU
2
3
PIT
@LAD
0
2
NYM
@SFG
3
6
Friday, September 20, 1963,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 1,004, Time of Game: 1:56
Braves
0
81-74
 Lost 1 
6th, 14½ GB
at Cubs
1
78-77
 Won 2 
7th, 17½ GB
W: Dick Ellsworth (21-10)
L: Denny Lemaster (11-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  2
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  X    1  6  1

Milwaukee Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roy McMillan SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .252 .294 .330 .625 -0.023 0.98 0.041 -0.064 -0.4 2 1
   Woody Woodward PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Frank Bolling 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .247 .304 .318 .622 0.038 1.40 0.091 -0.052 0.1 2 3
Hank Aaron RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .317 .391 .585 .976 -0.204 2.08 0.041 -0.245 -0.9 2 0 CS,GDP
Eddie Mathews LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .261 .400 .445 .846 -0.038 1.39 0.038 -0.077 -0.1 0 0
Joe Torre C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .295 .354 .434 .788 -0.089 1.42 0.033 -0.122 -0.7 7 1 GDP
Gene Oliver 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .248 .321 .430 .751 -0.080 1.12 0.000 -0.080 -0.5 8 2
Denis Menke 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .235 .290 .348 .638 -0.078 1.01 0.000 -0.078 -0.5 1 3
Ty Cline CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .238 .280 .245 .525 -0.050 1.02 0.000 -0.050 -0.4 2 0
   Bob Uecker PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .333 .375 .708 -0.069 2.79 0.000 -0.069 -0.2
Denny Lemaster P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .194 .194 .292 .486 -0.034 0.70 0.000 -0.034 -0.2 0 2
   Tommie Aaron PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .208 .261 .292 .553 -0.048 2.00 0.000 -0.048 -0.1
Team Totals 28 0 3 0 2 6 30 .107 .167 .107 .274 -0.675 1.36 0.244 -0.919 -4.0 24 12
TB: F Bolling; R McMillan; J Torre.
GIDP: J Torre (17); H Aaron (11).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. R McMillan-F Bolling-G Oliver.
E: D Menke (23); G Oliver (12).
Baserunning
CS: H Aaron (5, 2nd base by D Ellsworth/J Schaffer).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Cowan RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .320 .320 .560 .880 0.016 1.00 0.095 -0.080 0.4 2 0 3B
   Lou Brock RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .305 .392 .698 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Andre Rodgers SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .230 .325 .306 .630 0.371 1.15 0.442 -0.070 1.1 3 7 HR
Billy Williams LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .286 .358 .493 .851 0.030 1.14 0.057 -0.026 0.5 1 0
Ron Santo 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .298 .338 .488 .826 -0.238 1.43 0.030 -0.267 -2.1 0 2 GDP
Ken Hubbs 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .240 .289 .324 .613 -0.094 1.52 0.015 -0.108 -0.7 1 3
Nelson Mathews CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .146 .228 .272 .499 -0.087 1.14 0.000 -0.087 -0.6 1 0
John Boccabella 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .216 .268 .392 .660 -0.071 0.98 0.000 -0.071 -0.5 12 0
Jimmie Schaffer C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .252 .308 .459 .767 0.002 0.68 0.032 -0.030 0.1 7 1
Dick Ellsworth P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .088 .153 .088 .241 -0.105 1.45 0.000 -0.105 -0.7 0 1
Team Totals 29 1 6 1 2 8 31 .207 .258 .379 .637 -0.176 1.18 0.671 -0.844 -2.6 27 14
3B: B Cowan (1, off D Lemaster).
HR: A Rodgers (5, off D Lemaster, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: A Rodgers 5; B Cowan 3; J Schaffer; R Santo; K Hubbs.
GIDP: R Santo (16).
RBI: A Rodgers (31).
2-out RBI: A Rodgers.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 3. K Hubbs-A Rodgers-J Boccabella; J Schaffer-A Rodgers; D Ellsworth-A Rodgers-J Boccabella.
E: A Rodgers (35).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: A Rodgers (1st base by D Lemaster); R Santo (1st base by D Lemaster).

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny Lemaster, L (11-12) 8 6 1 1 2 8 1 2.95 31 72 0.174 1.18 2.6
Team Totals 8 6 1 1 2 8 1 1.12 31 72 0.174 1.18 2.6

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Ellsworth, W (21-10) 9 3 0 0 2 6 0 2.14 30 85 0.674 1.36 4.0
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 2 6 0 0.00 30 85 0.674 1.36 4.0
Balks: None.
WP: D Lemaster (12).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: D Lemaster 2 (5; A Rodgers, 1st base, R Santo, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Al Barlick, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Bill Williams.
Time of Game: 1:56.
Attendance: 1,004.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Braves         Chicago Cubs
1 Roy McMillan SS 1 Billy Cowan RF
2 Frank Bolling 2B 2 Andre Rodgers SS
3 Hank Aaron RF 3 Billy Williams LF
4 Eddie Mathews LF 4 Ron Santo 3B
5 Joe Torre C 5 Ken Hubbs 2B
6 Gene Oliver 1B 6 Nelson Mathews CF
7 Denis Menke 3B 7 John Boccabella 1B
8 Ty Cline CF 8 Jimmie Schaffer C
9 Denny Lemaster P 9 Dick Ellsworth P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 0-0 2 --- R CHC A. Rodgers D. Lemaster 33% 86% Home Run (Line Drive)
b6 0-0 0 12- OO CHC R. Santo D. Lemaster -14% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Rodgers to 3B
t9 0-1 2 12- O MLN H. Aaron D. Ellsworth 13% 100% Lineout: LF
b1 0-0 0 --- CHC B. Cowan D. Lemaster 10% 64% Triple to LF (Line Drive)
t7 0-0 1 1-- OO MLN E. Mathews D. Ellsworth 9% 58% Double Play: Strikeout, Aaron Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)

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' Dick Ellsworth facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MLN R. McMillan D. Ellsworth 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O MLN F. Bolling D. Ellsworth 1% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O MLN H. Aaron D. Ellsworth 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Denny Lemaster facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHC B. Cowan D. Lemaster 10% 64% Triple to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 --3 O CHC A. Rodgers D. Lemaster -5% 60% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 1 --3 CHC B. Williams D. Lemaster 2% 62% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Williams to 1B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 O CHC R. Santo D. Lemaster -7% 55% Foul Flyball: 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 O CHC K. Hubbs D. Lemaster -5% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- MLN E. Mathews D. Ellsworth -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO MLN J. Torre D. Ellsworth 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O MLN G. Oliver D. Ellsworth 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Denny Lemaster facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHC N. Mathews D. Lemaster -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHC J. Boccabella D. Lemaster -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 --- O CHC J. Schaffer D. Lemaster -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O MLN D. Menke D. Ellsworth 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O MLN T. Cline D. Ellsworth 2% 54% Foul Flyball: C
t3 0-0 2 --- O MLN D. Lemaster D. Ellsworth 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Denny Lemaster facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Ellsworth D. Lemaster -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O CHC B. Cowan D. Lemaster -2% 51% Strikeout (C-1B)
b3 0-0 2 --- CHC A. Rodgers D. Lemaster 1% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 0-0 2 1-- O CHC B. Williams D. Lemaster -3% 50% Rodgers Picked off 1B (P-1B-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O MLN R. McMillan D. Ellsworth 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- MLN F. Bolling D. Ellsworth -3% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t4 0-0 1 1-- OO MLN H. Aaron D. Ellsworth 6% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Denny Lemaster facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Williams D. Lemaster -3% 53% Popfly: 1B
b4 0-0 1 --- CHC R. Santo D. Lemaster 3% 56% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 0-0 1 1-- O CHC K. Hubbs D. Lemaster -5% 51% Santo Picked off 1B (P-1B-SS)
b4 0-0 2 --- CHC K. Hubbs D. Lemaster 1% 53% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b4 0-0 2 1-- O CHC N. Mathews D. Lemaster -3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 4-5-6
t5 0-0 0 --- O MLN E. Mathews D. Ellsworth 3% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 0-0 1 --- MLN J. Torre D. Ellsworth -3% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t5 0-0 1 1-- O MLN G. Oliver D. Ellsworth 4% 53% Strikeout
t5 0-0 2 1-- O MLN D. Menke D. Ellsworth 3% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Denny Lemaster facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- O CHC J. Boccabella D. Lemaster -3% 53% Strikeout
b5 0-0 1 --- CHC J. Schaffer D. Lemaster 3% 57% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b5 0-0 1 1-- O CHC D. Ellsworth D. Lemaster -4% 53% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-0 2 1-- O CHC B. Cowan D. Lemaster -3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 8-9-1
t6 0-0 0 --- O MLN T. Cline D. Ellsworth 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- O MLN D. Lemaster D. Ellsworth 2% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-0 2 --- O MLN R. McMillan D. Ellsworth 2% 57% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Denny Lemaster facing 2-3-4
b6 0-0 0 --- CHC A. Rodgers D. Lemaster 5% 62% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Rodgers to 1B
b6 0-0 0 1-- CHC B. Williams D. Lemaster 5% 67% Wild Pitch; Rodgers to 2B
b6 0-0 0 -2- CHC B. Williams D. Lemaster 3% 70% Walk
b6 0-0 0 12- OO CHC R. Santo D. Lemaster -14% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Rodgers to 3B
b6 0-0 2 --3 O CHC K. Hubbs D. Lemaster -6% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 2-3-4
t7 0-0 0 --- O MLN F. Bolling D. Ellsworth 4% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-0 1 --- MLN H. Aaron D. Ellsworth -4% 50% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Aaron to 1B
t7 0-0 1 1-- OO MLN E. Mathews D. Ellsworth 9% 58% Double Play: Strikeout, Aaron Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Denny Lemaster facing 6-7-8
b7 0-0 0 --- O CHC N. Mathews D. Lemaster -4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-0 1 --- O CHC J. Boccabella D. Lemaster -3% 52% Strikeout
b7 0-0 2 --- O CHC J. Schaffer D. Lemaster -2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 5-6-7
t8 0-0 0 --- O MLN J. Torre D. Ellsworth 4% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 0-0 1 --- O MLN G. Oliver D. Ellsworth 3% 58% Lineout: 2B
t8 0-0 2 --- O MLN D. Menke D. Ellsworth 2% 60% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Denny Lemaster facing 9-1-2
b8 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Ellsworth D. Lemaster -4% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 0-0 1 --- O CHC B. Cowan D. Lemaster -3% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 0-0 2 --- R CHC A. Rodgers D. Lemaster 33% 86% Home Run (Line Drive)
b8 1-0 2 --- CHC B. Williams D. Lemaster 1% 86% Walk
b8 1-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Santo D. Lemaster -1% 85% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 8-9-1
Lou Brock replaces Billy Cowan playing RF batting 1st
Bob Uecker pinch hits for Ty Cline (CF) batting 8th
t9 0-1 0 --- O MLN B. Uecker D. Ellsworth 7% 92% Strikeout
Tommie Aaron pinch hits for Denny Lemaster (P) batting 9th
t9 0-1 1 --- O MLN T. Aaron D. Ellsworth 5% 97% Strikeout Looking
t9 0-1 2 --- MLN R. McMillan D. Ellsworth -4% 93% Single to P (Ground Ball)
Woody Woodward pinch runs for Roy McMillan (SS) batting 1st
t9 0-1 2 1-- MLN F. Bolling D. Ellsworth -6% 87% Walk; Woodward to 2B
t9 0-1 2 12- O MLN H. Aaron D. Ellsworth 13% 100% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 1.

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