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Standings
PHA
@BOS
7
9
SLB
@CHW
2
4
CLE
@DET
3
11
NYY
@WSH
2
1
NYY
@WSH
8
1
PIT
@CIN
3
6
BSN
@NYG
7
8
BSN
@NYG
1
4
BRO
@PHI
8
5
 
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Thursday, September 5, 1940,
, Crosley Field
Attendance: 7,661, Time of Game: 2:12
Pirates
3
64-61
 Lost 3 
4th, 17 GB
at Reds
6
83-46
 Won 3 
1st
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  1  1   0  0  0   0  1  0    3  9  1
Reds            2  0  0   0  0  0   0  4  X    6 10  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lee Handley 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .275 .330 .323 .653 -0.087 0.99 0.057 -0.144 -0.6 0 4 CS
Bob Elliott RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 5 .283 .336 .418 .754 0.030 1.01 0.111 -0.081 0.4 3 0 2B,SB,SH
Elbie Fletcher 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .281 .433 .469 .902 -0.137 0.96 0.000 -0.137 -1.4 7 0
Arky Vaughan SS 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .289 .380 .426 .806 0.064 1.25 0.125 -0.061 0.8 5 0
Maurice Van Robays LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .266 .311 .384 .696 -0.088 1.44 0.022 -0.110 -0.6 2 0
Vince DiMaggio CF 3 2 2 0 1 1 4 .293 .376 .547 .923 0.105 1.44 0.154 -0.050 0.5 1 0
Frankie Gustine 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .296 .340 .397 .738 0.143 1.85 0.326 -0.182 0.0 3 4 CS
Al Lopez C 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .269 .314 .353 .667 0.047 1.60 0.112 -0.064 0.6 3 1
Johnny Lanning P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .241 .267 .310 .577 -0.122 1.55 0.000 -0.122 -0.9 0 3
   Bob Klinger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .175 .154 .329 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Bill Brubaker PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .192 .267 .256 .524 -0.019 0.74 0.000 -0.019 -0.2
Team Totals 33 3 9 3 5 6 39 .273 .368 .303 .671 -0.064 1.31 0.907 -0.970 -1.4 24 13
2B: B Elliott (29, off J Vander Meer).
SH: B Elliott (9, off J Vander Meer).
TB: F Gustine 2; B Elliott 2; L Handley 2; V DiMaggio 2; A Vaughan; A Lopez.
RBI: A Lopez (37); A Vaughan (76); F Gustine (51).
2-out RBI: F Gustine.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Handley-F Gustine-E Fletcher.
E: J Lanning (2).
Baserunning
SB: B Elliott (10, 2nd base off J Vander Meer/E Lombardi).
CS: L Handley (2, 2nd base by J Vander Meer/E Lombardi); F Gustine (3, 3rd base by J Vander Meer/E Lombardi).

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Werber 3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .274 .358 .416 .774 0.013 1.19 0.098 -0.085 -1.1 1 3
Mike McCormick CF 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .291 .323 .348 .671 0.221 1.54 0.265 -0.043 0.9 1 0
Ival Goodman RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .262 .334 .391 .725 0.198 1.79 0.259 -0.061 1.0 2 0 SH
Frank McCormick 1B 4 2 2 4 0 0 4 .322 .384 .518 .903 0.169 1.37 0.282 -0.113 1.8 12 0 HR,GDP
Jimmy Ripple LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 .333 .429 .476 .905 0.040 0.46 0.051 -0.010 0.0 1 0 2B,SH
Ernie Lombardi C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .313 .378 .491 .869 -0.046 1.00 0.027 -0.073 -0.1 6 2
   Lew Riggs PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .304 .341 .645 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Jimmie Wilson C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .429 .714 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Lonny Frey 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .258 .353 .372 .725 -0.070 1.15 0.034 -0.104 0.7 2 5 2B
Billy Myers SS 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .192 .287 .300 .587 0.008 0.67 0.046 -0.038 0.3 1 0
Johnny Vander Meer P 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .375 .625 -0.098 0.99 0.000 -0.098 -1.5 0 2
Team Totals 32 6 10 5 3 1 37 .312 .371 .469 .840 0.435 1.13 1.062 -0.625 2.1 27 12
2B: J Ripple (3, off J Lanning); L Frey (20, off B Klinger).
HR: F McCormick (19, off J Lanning, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
SH: I Goodman (14, off J Lanning); J Ripple (2, off B Klinger).
TB: F McCormick 5; J Ripple 3; M McCormick 2; L Frey 2; E Lombardi; I Goodman; B Werber.
GIDP: F McCormick (19).
RBI: F McCormick 4 (112); L Frey (45).
2-out RBI: F McCormick 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
PB: E Lombardi 2 (7).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Lanning, L (6-3) 7 9 6 5 1 1 1 4.13 31 37 -0.419 1.29 -1.9
Bob Klinger 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 5.27 6 1 1 -0.018 0.30 -0.1
Team Totals 8 10 6 5 3 1 1 5.62 37 37 1 1 -0.437 1.13 -2.1
J Lanning faced 4 batters in the 8th inning.

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Vander Meer, W (1-0) 9 9 3 3 5 6 0 5.09 39 58 0.063 1.31 1.4
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 5 6 0 3.00 39 58 0.063 1.31 1.4
Balks: J Vander Meer (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - George Magerkurth, 1B - Bill Stewart, 2B - (none), 3B - Tom Dunn.
Time of Game: 2:12.
Attendance: 7,661.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 2-2 2 -2- R PIT F. Gustine J. Vander Meer -25% 28% Single; DiMaggio Scores
b8 2-3 0 1-- CIN M. McCormick J. Lanning 24% 64% Single; Werber to 3B
b8 2-3 0 1-3 R CIN I. Goodman J. Lanning 22% 86% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; McCormick to 3B; Werber Scores/No RBI; Goodman to 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-- RR CIN F. McCormick J. Lanning 19% 71% Home Run; McCormick Scores
t3 1-2 1 -2- R PIT A. Vaughan J. Vander Meer -12% 48% Single; Vaughan to 2B/Adv on throw; Elliott Scores

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' Johnny Vander Meer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- PIT L. Handley J. Vander Meer -4% 46% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- O PIT B. Elliott J. Vander Meer 6% 52% Handley Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- PIT B. Elliott J. Vander Meer -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- PIT E. Fletcher J. Vander Meer -2% 48% Elliott Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O PIT E. Fletcher J. Vander Meer 3% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 -2- PIT A. Vaughan J. Vander Meer -1% 51% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- O PIT M. Van Robays J. Vander Meer 4% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Johnny Lanning facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CIN B. Werber J. Lanning -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- CIN M. McCormick J. Lanning 2% 55% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CIN I. Goodman J. Lanning -3% 52% Flyball: SS
b1 0-0 2 1-- RR CIN F. McCormick J. Lanning 19% 71% Home Run; McCormick Scores
b1 2-0 2 --- O CIN J. Ripple J. Lanning -1% 70% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 2.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Johnny Vander Meer facing 6-7-8
t2 0-2 0 --- PIT V. DiMaggio J. Vander Meer -4% 66% Walk
t2 0-2 0 1-- PIT F. Gustine J. Vander Meer -6% 60% Single; DiMaggio to 2B
t2 0-2 0 12- R PIT A. Lopez J. Vander Meer -10% 50% Single; Gustine to 2B; DiMaggio Scores
t2 1-2 0 12- O PIT J. Lanning J. Vander Meer 8% 59% Gustine Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Lopez to 2B
t2 1-2 1 -2- O PIT J. Lanning J. Vander Meer 4% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 1-2 2 -2- O PIT L. Handley J. Vander Meer 3% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Johnny Lanning facing 6-7-8
b2 2-1 0 --- O CIN E. Lombardi J. Lanning -2% 64% Flyball: RF
b2 2-1 1 --- O CIN L. Frey J. Lanning -1% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 2-1 2 --- O CIN B. Myers J. Lanning -1% 62% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Reds 2.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Johnny Vander Meer facing 2-3-4
t3 1-2 0 --- PIT B. Elliott J. Vander Meer -7% 54% Double
t3 1-2 0 -2- O PIT E. Fletcher J. Vander Meer 5% 59% Flyball: 1B
t3 1-2 1 -2- R PIT A. Vaughan J. Vander Meer -12% 48% Single; Vaughan to 2B/Adv on throw; Elliott Scores
t3 2-2 1 -2- PIT M. Van Robays J. Vander Meer -2% 46% Walk
t3 2-2 1 12- O PIT V. DiMaggio J. Vander Meer 5% 51% Strikeout
t3 2-2 2 12- O PIT F. Gustine J. Vander Meer 5% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Johnny Lanning facing 9-1-2
b3 2-2 0 --- O CIN J. Vander Meer J. Lanning -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b3 2-2 1 --- O CIN B. Werber J. Lanning -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 2-2 2 --- O CIN M. McCormick J. Lanning -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Reds 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Reds' Johnny Vander Meer facing 8-9-1
t4 2-2 0 --- O PIT A. Lopez J. Vander Meer 3% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 2-2 1 --- O PIT J. Lanning J. Vander Meer 2% 55% Flyball: 2B
t4 2-2 2 --- O PIT L. Handley J. Vander Meer 1% 56% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Johnny Lanning facing 3-4-5
b4 2-2 0 --- CIN I. Goodman J. Lanning 4% 60% Single
b4 2-2 0 1-- OO CIN F. McCormick J. Lanning -9% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b4 2-2 2 --- CIN J. Ripple J. Lanning 1% 53% Single
b4 2-2 2 1-- CIN E. Lombardi J. Lanning 2% 55% Single; Ripple to 2B
b4 2-2 2 12- O CIN L. Frey J. Lanning -5% 50% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Reds 2.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Reds' Johnny Vander Meer facing 2-3-4
t5 2-2 0 --- O PIT B. Elliott J. Vander Meer 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-2 1 --- O PIT E. Fletcher J. Vander Meer 2% 55% Flyball: C
t5 2-2 2 --- O PIT A. Vaughan J. Vander Meer 1% 57% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Johnny Lanning facing 8-9-1
b5 2-2 0 --- CIN B. Myers J. Lanning 5% 61% Walk
b5 2-2 0 1-- O CIN J. Vander Meer J. Lanning -4% 57% Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 2-2 1 1-- O CIN B. Werber J. Lanning -4% 53% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 2-2 2 1-- O CIN M. McCormick J. Lanning -3% 50% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Reds 2.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Reds' Johnny Vander Meer facing 5-6-7
t6 2-2 0 --- O PIT M. Van Robays J. Vander Meer 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-2 1 --- PIT V. DiMaggio J. Vander Meer -4% 50% Single
t6 2-2 1 1-- PIT F. Gustine J. Vander Meer -3% 47% Passed Ball; DiMaggio to 2B
t6 2-2 1 -2- O PIT F. Gustine J. Vander Meer 5% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-2 2 -2- PIT A. Lopez J. Vander Meer -1% 51% Walk
t6 2-2 2 12- O PIT J. Lanning J. Vander Meer 6% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Johnny Lanning facing 3-4-5
b6 2-2 0 --- O CIN I. Goodman J. Lanning -3% 54% Flyball: LF
b6 2-2 1 --- O CIN F. McCormick J. Lanning -2% 52% Flyball: RF
b6 2-2 2 --- CIN J. Ripple J. Lanning 4% 55% Double
b6 2-2 2 -2- O CIN E. Lombardi J. Lanning -5% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Reds 2.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Reds' Johnny Vander Meer facing 1-2-3
t7 2-2 0 --- O PIT L. Handley J. Vander Meer 4% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-2 1 --- O PIT B. Elliott J. Vander Meer 3% 57% Flyball: RF
t7 2-2 2 --- O PIT E. Fletcher J. Vander Meer 2% 59% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Johnny Lanning facing 7-8-9
b7 2-2 0 --- O CIN L. Frey J. Lanning -4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-2 1 --- O CIN B. Myers J. Lanning -3% 52% Flyball: C
b7 2-2 2 --- O CIN J. Vander Meer J. Lanning -2% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Reds 2.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Reds' Johnny Vander Meer facing 4-5-6
t8 2-2 0 --- O PIT A. Vaughan J. Vander Meer 5% 55% Strikeout
t8 2-2 1 --- O PIT M. Van Robays J. Vander Meer 3% 58% Strikeout
t8 2-2 2 --- PIT V. DiMaggio J. Vander Meer -3% 56% Single
t8 2-2 2 1-- PIT F. Gustine J. Vander Meer -3% 53% Balk; DiMaggio to 2B
t8 2-2 2 -2- R PIT F. Gustine J. Vander Meer -25% 28% Single; DiMaggio Scores
t8 3-2 2 1-- PIT A. Lopez J. Vander Meer -1% 26% Passed Ball; Gustine to 2B
t8 3-2 2 -2- O PIT A. Lopez J. Vander Meer 4% 30% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Johnny Lanning facing 1-2-3
b8 2-3 0 --- CIN B. Werber J. Lanning 10% 40% Single
b8 2-3 0 1-- CIN M. McCormick J. Lanning 24% 64% Single; Werber to 3B
b8 2-3 0 1-3 R CIN I. Goodman J. Lanning 22% 86% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; McCormick to 3B; Werber Scores/No RBI; Goodman to 2B
b8 3-3 0 -23 RR CIN F. McCormick J. Lanning 9% 95% Single; McCormick Scores; Goodman Scores
Bob Klinger replaces Johnny Lanning pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-3 0 1-- O CIN J. Ripple B. Klinger -0% 95% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; McCormick to 2B
b8 5-3 1 -2- CIN E. Lombardi B. Klinger 0% 95% Walk
Lew Riggs pinch runs for Ernie Lombardi (C) batting 6th
b8 5-3 1 12- R CIN L. Frey B. Klinger 3% 98% Double; Riggs to 3B; McCormick Scores/unER
b8 6-3 1 -23 CIN B. Myers B. Klinger 0% 98% Walk
b8 6-3 1 123 O CIN J. Vander Meer B. Klinger -1% 98% Fielder's Choice P; Riggs out at Hm/P-C; Frey to 3B; Myers to 2B
b8 6-3 2 123 O CIN B. Werber B. Klinger -1% 97% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Pirates 3, Reds 6.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-6, Reds' Johnny Vander Meer facing 9-1-2
Jimmie Wilson replaces Lew Riggs (PR) playing C batting 6th
Bill Brubaker pinch hits for Bob Klinger (P) batting 9th
t9 3-6 0 --- O PIT B. Brubaker J. Vander Meer 2% 99% Strikeout
t9 3-6 1 --- PIT L. Handley J. Vander Meer -2% 96% Single
t9 3-6 1 1-- O PIT B. Elliott J. Vander Meer 2% 99% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Handley to 2B
t9 3-6 2 -2- O PIT E. Fletcher J. Vander Meer 1% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Reds 6.

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