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CHW
@CAL
3
4
DET
@CLE
5
4
 
(10)
NYY
@MIL
5
4
KCR
@MIN
2
3
OAK
@TEX
5
1
SDP
@ATL
4
5
STL
@CHC
1
0
CIN
@HOU
12
4
PIT
@MON
2
3
LAD
@SFG
5
4
 
(10)
Wednesday, May 31, 1972,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 7,151, Time of Game: 1:47
Cardinals
1
16-25
 Won 1 
6th, 13½ GB
at Cubs
0
20-18
 Lost 1 
3rd, 8 GB
W: Bob Gibson (2-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
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Cardinals       0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  8  0
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  1

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Brock LF 5 0 1 1 0 0 .294 .673 -0.026 1.20 0.122 -0.148 -0.9 2 0 CS
Ted Sizemore 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .262 .630 -0.065 0.66 0.000 -0.065 -0.6 2 3
Matty Alou 1B 4 0 3 0 0 0 .354 .794 0.139 0.67 0.154 -0.016 1.2 11 1 3B,2B,SB
Joe Torre 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .362 .934 -0.128 0.99 0.000 -0.128 -1.2 0 1
Ted Simmons C 4 0 2 0 0 0 .292 .769 -0.008 1.07 0.082 -0.089 -0.1 5 0
Bernie Carbo RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 .179 .548 0.043 1.29 0.083 -0.041 0.6 1 0 HBP,IW
Luis Melendez CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .205 .596 -0.104 1.52 0.059 -0.163 -0.6 2 0 2B,GDP
Dal Maxvill SS 3 1 1 0 1 1 .114 .404 -0.022 1.33 0.048 -0.070 -0.1 4 1 IW
Bob Gibson P 3 0 0 0 0 2 .045 .091 -0.131 1.52 0.000 -0.131 -1.6 0 2 SH
Team Totals 33 1 8 1 2 5 .242 .669 -0.302 1.13 0.548 -0.851 -3.3 27 8
2B: M Alou (4, off F Jenkins); L Melendez (3, off F Jenkins).
3B: M Alou (1, off F Jenkins).
SH: B Gibson (1, off F Jenkins).
IBB: B Carbo (2, by F Jenkins); D Maxvill (1, by F Jenkins).
HBP: B Carbo (2, by F Jenkins).
TB: M Alou 6; T Simmons 2; L Melendez 2; L Brock; D Maxvill.
GIDP: L Melendez (4).
RBI: L Brock (13).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Alou-D Maxvill; T Sizemore-D Maxvill-M Alou.
Baserunning
SB: M Alou (4, 2nd base off F Jenkins/R Hundley).
CS: L Brock (6, 2nd base by F Jenkins/R Hundley).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Kessinger SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 .269 .667 -0.042 1.52 0.065 -0.107 0.0 1 3
Paul Popovich 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .427 -0.145 1.29 0.000 -0.145 -1.1 2 5 GDP
   Jim Hickman PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .829 0.095 2.55 0.095 0.000 0.3
   Jose Cardenal PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .827 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Billy Williams LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .766 -0.273 1.86 0.000 -0.273 -0.9 1 0
Rick Monday CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .330 .975 -0.091 1.22 0.000 -0.091 -0.6 1 0
Art Shamsky 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .188 -0.063 0.85 0.000 -0.063 -0.4 12 0
Carmen Fanzone 3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 .273 .834 -0.054 1.17 0.019 -0.073 -0.2 2 3
Gene Hiser RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .294 .694 0.010 1.36 0.069 -0.060 -0.2 2 0
Randy Hundley C 3 0 0 0 0 2 .196 .521 -0.135 1.87 0.000 -0.135 -0.7 6 1
Fergie Jenkins P 3 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .485 -0.106 1.34 0.000 -0.106 -0.5 0 1
Team Totals 28 0 3 0 2 5 .107 .274 -0.804 1.45 0.248 -1.053 -4.3 27 13
TB: D Kessinger; G Hiser; J Hickman.
GIDP: P Popovich (1).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Fanzone-P Popovich-A Shamsky.
E: F Jenkins (2).

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Gibson, W (2-5) 9 3 0 0 2 5 0 3.59 30 84 0.803 1.45 4.3
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 2 5 0 0.00 30 84 0.803 1.45 4.3

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Fergie Jenkins, L (5-5) 9 8 1 1 2 5 0 2.63 37 70 0.303 1.13 3.3
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 2 5 0 1.00 37 70 0.303 1.13 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: F Jenkins (2; B Carbo).
IBB: F Jenkins 2 (3; B Carbo, D Maxvill).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Paul Pryor.
Time of Game: 1:47.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 50° F.

Starting Lineups

St.Louis Cardinals         Chicago Cubs
1 Lou Brock LF 1 Don Kessinger SS
2 Ted Sizemore 2B 2 Paul Popovich 2B
3 Matty Alou 1B 3 Billy Williams LF
4 Joe Torre 3B 4 Rick Monday CF
5 Ted Simmons C 5 Art Shamsky 1B
6 Bernie Carbo RF 6 Carmen Fanzone 3B
7 Luis Melendez CF 7 Gene Hiser RF
8 Dal Maxvill SS 8 Randy Hundley C
9 Bob Gibson P 9 Fergie Jenkins P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 0-1 1 1-- OO CHC B. Williams B. Gibson 20% 100% Double Play: Flyball: 1B-SS
t5 0-0 1 -2- R STL L. Brock F. Jenkins 12% 65% Single to LF; Maxvill Scores
t6 1-0 0 --- STL M. Alou F. Jenkins 11% 78% Triple to RF
b9 0-1 1 --- CHC J. Hickman B. Gibson -10% 80% Single to CF
b4 0-0 0 1-- OO CHC P. Popovich B. Gibson 9% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B

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' Fergie Jenkins facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O STL L. Brock F. Jenkins -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O STL T. Sizemore F. Jenkins -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- STL M. Alou F. Jenkins 2% 48% Double to RF
t1 0-0 2 -2- O STL J. Torre F. Jenkins -3% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 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 D. Kessinger B. Gibson 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHC P. Popovich B. Gibson 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHC B. Williams B. Gibson 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- STL T. Simmons F. Jenkins 4% 54% Single to RF
t2 0-0 0 1-- STL B. Carbo F. Jenkins 6% 60% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Simmons to 2B; Carbo to 1B
t2 0-0 0 12- O STL L. Melendez F. Jenkins -6% 54% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 12- O STL D. Maxvill F. Jenkins -5% 49% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 12- O STL B. Gibson F. Jenkins -4% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHC R. Monday B. Gibson 2% 47% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHC A. Shamsky B. Gibson 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-0 2 --- O CHC C. Fanzone B. Gibson 1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O STL L. Brock F. Jenkins -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O STL T. Sizemore F. Jenkins -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- STL M. Alou F. Jenkins 1% 47% Single to RF
t3 0-0 2 1-- STL J. Torre F. Jenkins 1% 48% Alou Steals 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- O STL J. Torre F. Jenkins -4% 45% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O CHC G. Hiser B. Gibson 2% 47% Popfly: SS
b3 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Hundley B. Gibson 2% 49% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- O CHC F. Jenkins B. Gibson 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- STL T. Simmons F. Jenkins 4% 54% Single to RF
t4 0-0 0 1-- O STL B. Carbo F. Jenkins -4% 50% Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 1 1-- OO STL L. Melendez F. Jenkins -6% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- CHC D. Kessinger B. Gibson -4% 40% Single to RF
b4 0-0 0 1-- OO CHC P. Popovich B. Gibson 9% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- O CHC B. Williams B. Gibson 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- STL D. Maxvill F. Jenkins 5% 55% Single to RF
t5 0-0 0 1-- O STL B. Gibson F. Jenkins -2% 53% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Maxvill to 2B
t5 0-0 1 -2- R STL L. Brock F. Jenkins 12% 65% Single to LF; Maxvill Scores
t5 1-0 1 1-- O STL T. Sizemore F. Jenkins -4% 61% Brock Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t5 1-0 2 --- O STL T. Sizemore F. Jenkins -1% 59% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 4-5-6
b5 0-1 0 --- O CHC R. Monday B. Gibson 3% 63% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-1 1 --- O CHC A. Shamsky B. Gibson 2% 65% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-1 2 --- CHC C. Fanzone B. Gibson -2% 63% Walk
b5 0-1 2 1-- O CHC G. Hiser B. Gibson 3% 67% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 3-4-5
t6 1-0 0 --- STL M. Alou F. Jenkins 11% 78% Triple to RF
t6 1-0 0 --3 O STL J. Torre F. Jenkins -5% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-0 1 --3 O STL T. Simmons F. Jenkins -7% 65% Fielder's Choice P; Alou out at Hm/P-3B; Simmons to 2B
t6 1-0 2 -2- STL B. Carbo F. Jenkins 1% 66% Intentional Walk
t6 1-0 2 12- O STL L. Melendez F. Jenkins -5% 62% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 8-9-1
b6 0-1 0 --- O CHC R. Hundley B. Gibson 4% 66% Lineout: CF
b6 0-1 1 --- O CHC F. Jenkins B. Gibson 3% 68% Flyball: 2B
b6 0-1 2 --- CHC D. Kessinger B. Gibson -2% 66% Walk
b6 0-1 2 1-- O CHC P. Popovich B. Gibson 4% 70% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 8-9-1
t7 1-0 0 --- O STL D. Maxvill F. Jenkins -2% 68% Flyball: LF
t7 1-0 1 --- O STL B. Gibson F. Jenkins -2% 66% Strikeout
t7 1-0 2 --- O STL L. Brock F. Jenkins -1% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 3-4-5
b7 0-1 0 --- O CHC B. Williams B. Gibson 5% 70% Popfly: 2B
b7 0-1 1 --- O CHC R. Monday B. Gibson 3% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 0-1 2 --- O CHC A. Shamsky B. Gibson 2% 75% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 2-3-4
t8 1-0 0 --- O STL T. Sizemore F. Jenkins -2% 73% Strikeout
t8 1-0 1 --- O STL M. Alou F. Jenkins -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-0 2 --- O STL J. Torre F. Jenkins -1% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 6-7-8
b8 0-1 0 --- O CHC C. Fanzone B. Gibson 6% 77% Strikeout
b8 0-1 1 --- CHC G. Hiser B. Gibson -7% 70% Single to LF
b8 0-1 1 1-- O CHC R. Hundley B. Gibson 8% 78% Strikeout
b8 0-1 2 1-- O CHC F. Jenkins B. Gibson 7% 84% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 5-6-7
t9 1-0 0 --- O STL T. Simmons F. Jenkins -2% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 1-0 1 --- STL B. Carbo F. Jenkins 2% 84% Hit By Pitch
t9 1-0 1 1-- STL L. Melendez F. Jenkins 6% 90% Double to LF; Carbo to 3B
t9 1-0 1 -23 STL D. Maxvill F. Jenkins 0% 90% Intentional Walk
t9 1-0 1 123 O STL B. Gibson F. Jenkins -5% 86% Strikeout
t9 1-0 2 123 O STL L. Brock F. Jenkins -5% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
b9 0-1 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger B. Gibson 9% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
Jim Hickman pinch hits for Paul Popovich (2B) batting 2nd
b9 0-1 1 --- CHC J. Hickman B. Gibson -10% 80% Single to CF
Jose Cardenal pinch runs for Jim Hickman (PH) batting 2nd
b9 0-1 1 1-- OO CHC B. Williams B. Gibson 20% 100% Double Play: Flyball: 1B-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0.

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