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PHA
@BOS
5
7
DET
@CLE
4
5
PIT
@CIN
0
6
PIT
@CIN
9
10
CHC
@STL
2
3
Friday, September 22, 1939,
, Crosley Field
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 1:56
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Pirates
0
67-77
 Lost 1 
6th, 23½ GB
at Reds
6
89-54
 Won 3 
1st
W: Gene Thompson (11-5)
L: Mace Brown (9-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  1
Reds            0  0  3   1  0  2   0  0  X    6 11  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Paul Waner RF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .334 .381 .438 .819 0.031 0.49 0.049 -0.018 0.6 0 0
Arky Vaughan SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .309 .383 .430 .813 0.091 0.68 0.114 -0.023 0.6 2 2 2B
Lloyd Waner CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .283 .320 .337 .657 -0.087 0.78 0.007 -0.094 -0.7 2 0
Chuck Klein LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .286 .358 .489 .847 -0.028 0.77 0.012 -0.039 -0.6 3 0
Elbie Fletcher 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .293 .387 .442 .829 -0.155 0.87 0.008 -0.164 -1.9 12 0 GDP
Bill Brubaker 3B-2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .233 .302 .367 .670 -0.028 0.46 0.012 -0.040 -0.6 2 3
Pep Young 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .280 .338 .381 .718 0.026 0.65 0.026 0.000 0.3 0 1
   Frankie Gustine 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .205 .326 .256 .582 -0.028 0.34 0.000 -0.028 -0.7 0 3
George Susce C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .188 .273 .304 .577 -0.071 0.95 0.000 -0.071 -0.8 2 0 GDP
   Joe Bowman PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .341 .376 .443 .820 0.006 0.17 0.006 0.000 0.3
   Ray Mueller C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .298 .333 .631 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Maurice Van Robays PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .304 .360 .420 .780 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
Mace Brown P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .109 .123 .125 .248 -0.025 0.99 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 1
   Rip Sewell P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .196 .237 .268 .505 -0.011 0.43 0.000 -0.011 -0.2 0 1
   Bob Elliott PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .376 .420 .559 .979 -0.006 0.25 0.000 -0.006 -0.3
   Bill Clemensen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
   Johnny Rizzo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .349 .402 .751 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Team Totals 32 0 7 0 4 6 36 .219 .306 .250 .556 -0.286 0.60 0.234 -0.520 -4.6 24 13
2B: A Vaughan (29, off G Thompson).
TB: A Vaughan 3; E Fletcher; L Waner; P Young; B Brubaker; P Waner.
GIDP: E Fletcher (11); G Susce (6).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Vaughan-B Brubaker-E Fletcher.
PB: G Susce 2 (5).
E: A Vaughan (32).

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Werber 3B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .286 .382 .371 .753 -0.004 0.46 0.043 -0.047 1.4 0 2 SB
Lonny Frey 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 5 .297 .392 .470 .862 0.004 0.49 0.028 -0.024 -0.7 4 5 2·SH
Ival Goodman RF 4 2 2 2 1 2 5 .324 .400 .522 .922 0.171 0.50 0.182 -0.011 2.4 2 0 2·3B
Frank McCormick 1B 4 0 1 2 0 0 5 .327 .370 .498 .868 0.069 0.68 0.070 -0.001 -0.0 8 1 SF
Ernie Lombardi C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .289 .340 .494 .834 0.033 0.60 0.083 -0.050 0.3 6 0 HR
Harry Craft CF 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .257 .293 .397 .690 0.101 0.43 0.102 -0.001 1.2 3 0 2B
Wally Berger LF 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 .246 .331 .404 .735 0.032 0.59 0.033 -0.001 0.7 2 0 SH
Billy Myers SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .370 .391 .761 -0.122 0.96 0.000 -0.122 -2.6 2 3 GDP
Gene Thompson P 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .220 .220 .244 .463 -0.070 0.94 0.016 -0.086 -0.9 0 0
Team Totals 32 6 11 5 4 2 40 .344 .417 .594 1.010 0.214 0.61 0.557 -0.343 1.9 27 11
2B: H Craft (18, off M Brown).
3B: I Goodman 2 (16, 1 off R Sewell, 1 off M Brown).
HR: E Lombardi (20, off M Brown, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
SF: F McCormick (0, off M Brown).
SH: L Frey 2 (16, 1 off B Clemensen, 1 off R Sewell); W Berger (2, off R Sewell).
TB: I Goodman 6; E Lombardi 5; H Craft 4; G Thompson; L Frey; B Werber; F McCormick.
GIDP: B Myers (2).
RBI: F McCormick 2 (121); I Goodman 2 (82); E Lombardi (82).
2-out RBI: E Lombardi.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Werber-L Frey-F McCormick; L Frey-B Myers-F McCormick.
Baserunning
SB: B Werber (15, 2nd base off R Sewell/G Susce).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mace Brown, L (9-13) 2.2 6 3 3 2 1 1 3.52 16 33 -0.182 1.12 -1.9
Rip Sewell 3.1 5 3 3 2 0 0 4.10 17 2 0 -0.033 0.40 -1.0
Bill Clemensen 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.91 7 0 0 0.002 0.02 1.0
Team Totals 8 11 6 6 4 2 1 6.75 40 33 2 0 -0.213 0.61 -1.9

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gene Thompson, W (11-5) 9 7 0 0 4 6 0 2.75 36 75 0.287 0.60 4.6
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 4 6 0 0.00 36 75 0.287 0.60 4.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Klem, 1B - Lee Ballanfant, 2B - Bick Campbell, 3B - Tom Dunn.
Time of Game: 1:56.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Cincinnati Reds
1 Paul Waner RF 1 Billy Werber 3B
2 Arky Vaughan SS 2 Lonny Frey 2B
3 Lloyd Waner CF 3 Ival Goodman RF
4 Chuck Klein LF 4 Frank McCormick 1B
5 Elbie Fletcher 1B 5 Ernie Lombardi C
6 Bill Brubaker 3B 6 Harry Craft CF
7 Pep Young 2B 7 Wally Berger LF
8 George Susce C 8 Billy Myers SS
9 Mace Brown P 9 Gene Thompson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-0 1 1-- R CIN I. Goodman M. Brown 16% 71% Triple; Frey Scores
t1 0-0 1 123 OO PIT E. Fletcher G. Thompson 14% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t1 0-0 0 1-- PIT A. Vaughan G. Thompson -10% 36% Double; Waner to 3B
b2 0-0 1 1-- CIN H. Craft M. Brown 9% 64% Double; McCormick to 3B
b3 2-0 2 --- R CIN E. Lombardi M. Brown 8% 82% Home Run

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, Reds' Gene Thompson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- PIT P. Waner G. Thompson -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- PIT A. Vaughan G. Thompson -10% 36% Double; Waner to 3B
t1 0-0 0 -23 O PIT L. Waner G. Thompson 5% 42% Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 1 -23 PIT C. Klein G. Thompson -1% 40% Walk
t1 0-0 1 123 OO PIT E. Fletcher G. Thompson 14% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mace Brown facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CIN B. Werber M. Brown -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CIN L. Frey M. Brown -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O CIN I. Goodman M. Brown -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Gene Thompson facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Brubaker G. Thompson 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- PIT P. Young G. Thompson -3% 50% Single
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO PIT G. Susce G. Thompson 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mace Brown facing 4-5-6
Bill Brubaker moves from 3B to 2B
Frankie Gustine replaces Pep Young (2B) playing 3B batting 7th
b2 0-0 0 --- CIN F. McCormick M. Brown 4% 59% Single
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CIN E. Lombardi M. Brown -3% 55% Flyball: SS
b2 0-0 1 1-- CIN H. Craft M. Brown 9% 64% Double; McCormick to 3B
b2 0-0 1 -23 CIN W. Berger M. Brown 1% 65% Walk
b2 0-0 1 123 O CIN B. Myers M. Brown -8% 58% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 123 O CIN G. Thompson M. Brown -8% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Gene Thompson facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Brown G. Thompson 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- O PIT P. Waner G. Thompson 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 2 --- PIT A. Vaughan G. Thompson -1% 53% Single
t3 0-0 2 1-- O PIT L. Waner G. Thompson 3% 56% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mace Brown facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O CIN B. Werber M. Brown -3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- CIN L. Frey M. Brown 3% 56% Single
b3 0-0 1 1-- R CIN I. Goodman M. Brown 16% 71% Triple; Frey Scores
b3 1-0 1 --3 RO CIN F. McCormick M. Brown 2% 74% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Goodman Scores
b3 2-0 2 --- R CIN E. Lombardi M. Brown 8% 82% Home Run
b3 3-0 2 --- CIN H. Craft M. Brown 1% 83% Single
b3 3-0 2 1-- CIN W. Berger M. Brown 1% 84% Walk; Craft to 2B
Rip Sewell replaces Mace Brown pitching and batting 9th
b3 3-0 2 12- O CIN B. Myers R. Sewell -2% 82% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 3.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Gene Thompson facing 4-5-6
t4 0-3 0 --- O PIT C. Klein G. Thompson 2% 84% Flyball: RF
t4 0-3 1 --- O PIT E. Fletcher G. Thompson 1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-3 2 --- PIT B. Brubaker G. Thompson -1% 84% Single
t4 0-3 2 1-- O PIT F. Gustine G. Thompson 2% 86% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 9-1-2
b4 3-0 0 --- CIN G. Thompson R. Sewell 2% 88% Single
b4 3-0 0 1-- CIN B. Werber R. Sewell 2% 90% Single; Thompson to 2B
b4 3-0 0 12- O CIN L. Frey R. Sewell 0% 90% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Werber to 2B; Thompson to 3B
b4 3-0 1 -23 CIN I. Goodman R. Sewell 0% 90% Walk
b4 3-0 1 123 RO CIN F. McCormick R. Sewell 1% 91% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Werber to 3B; Thompson Scores
b4 4-0 2 1-3 O CIN E. Lombardi R. Sewell -2% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 4.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Reds' Gene Thompson facing 8-9-1
t5 0-4 0 --- O PIT G. Susce G. Thompson 2% 91% Strikeout
t5 0-4 1 --- O PIT R. Sewell G. Thompson 1% 93% Flyball: CF
t5 0-4 2 --- PIT P. Waner G. Thompson -1% 92% Single
t5 0-4 2 1-- O PIT A. Vaughan G. Thompson 2% 93% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 6-7-8
b5 4-0 0 --- CIN H. Craft R. Sewell 1% 94% Single
b5 4-0 0 1-- CIN W. Berger R. Sewell 1% 95% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; Craft to 2B
b5 4-0 0 12- OO CIN B. Myers R. Sewell -2% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Craft to 3B
b5 4-0 2 --3 O CIN G. Thompson R. Sewell -1% 92% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 4.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Reds' Gene Thompson facing 3-4-5
t6 0-4 0 --- O PIT L. Waner G. Thompson 2% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-4 1 --- O PIT C. Klein G. Thompson 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-4 2 --- PIT E. Fletcher G. Thompson -1% 94% Single
t6 0-4 2 1-- O PIT B. Brubaker G. Thompson 1% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 1-2-3
b6 4-0 0 --- CIN B. Werber R. Sewell 1% 96% Walk
b6 4-0 0 1-- CIN L. Frey R. Sewell 1% 96% Werber Steals 2B
b6 4-0 0 -2- CIN L. Frey R. Sewell 1% 97% Passed Ball; Werber to 3B
b6 4-0 0 --3 O CIN L. Frey R. Sewell -1% 96% Flyball: LF
b6 4-0 1 --3 R CIN I. Goodman R. Sewell 2% 98% Triple; Werber Scores
b6 5-0 1 --3 R CIN F. McCormick R. Sewell 0% 99% Passed Ball; Goodman Scores
b6 6-0 1 --- O CIN F. McCormick R. Sewell -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 6-0 2 --- CIN E. Lombardi R. Sewell 0% 99% Single
b6 6-0 2 1-- O CIN H. Craft R. Sewell -0% 98% Flyball: C
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 6.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-6, Reds' Gene Thompson facing 7-8-9
t7 0-6 0 --- O PIT F. Gustine G. Thompson 1% 99% Flyball: LF
Joe Bowman pinch hits for George Susce (C) batting 8th
t7 0-6 1 --- PIT J. Bowman G. Thompson -1% 98% Walk
Bob Elliott pinch hits for Rip Sewell (P) batting 9th
t7 0-6 1 1-- O PIT B. Elliott G. Thompson 1% 99% Strikeout
t7 0-6 2 1-- PIT P. Waner G. Thompson -0% 99% Walk; Bowman to 2B
t7 0-6 2 12- O PIT A. Vaughan G. Thompson 1% 99% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 6-0, Pirates' Bill Clemensen facing 7-8-9
Bill Clemensen replaces Bob Elliott (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Ray Mueller replaces Joe Bowman (PH) playing C batting 8th
b7 6-0 0 --- O CIN W. Berger B. Clemensen -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b7 6-0 1 --- O CIN B. Myers B. Clemensen -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b7 6-0 2 --- O CIN G. Thompson B. Clemensen -0% 99% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 6.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-6, Reds' Gene Thompson facing 3-4-5
t8 0-6 0 --- PIT L. Waner G. Thompson -1% 99% Single
t8 0-6 0 1-- O PIT C. Klein G. Thompson 1% 99% Strikeout
t8 0-6 1 1-- O PIT E. Fletcher G. Thompson 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 0-6 2 1-- O PIT B. Brubaker G. Thompson 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 6-0, Pirates' Bill Clemensen facing 1-2-3
b8 6-0 0 --- CIN B. Werber B. Clemensen 0% 100% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b8 6-0 0 1-- O CIN L. Frey B. Clemensen -0% 100% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Werber to 2B
b8 6-0 1 -2- O CIN I. Goodman B. Clemensen -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 6-0 2 -2- O CIN F. McCormick B. Clemensen -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 6.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-6, Reds' Gene Thompson facing 7-8-9
t9 0-6 0 --- O PIT F. Gustine G. Thompson 0% 100% Strikeout
Maurice Van Robays pinch hits for Ray Mueller (C) batting 8th
t9 0-6 1 --- O PIT M. Van Robays G. Thompson 0% 100% Strikeout
Johnny Rizzo pinch hits for Bill Clemensen (P) batting 9th
t9 0-6 2 --- O PIT J. Rizzo G. Thompson 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 6.

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