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Scores
Standings
DET
@CHW
6
9
BOS
@NYY
7
4
WSH
@PHA
0
5
PHI
@BRO
6
5
NYG
@BSN
2
1
CHC
@CIN
1
10
CHC
@CIN
0
9
STL
@PIT
6
4
Tuesday, August 8, 1950,
, Crosley Field
Attendance: 12,950, Time of Game: 2:21
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Cubs
0
43-57
 Lost 2 
6th, 18 GB
at Reds
9
43-58
 Won 4 
7th, 18½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  1
Reds            0  5  1   0  0  2   0  1  X    9 14  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Emil Verban 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .108 .175 .135 .310 -0.042 0.60 0.035 -0.077 -1.0 4 3
Bill Serena 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .247 .348 .431 .778 -0.029 0.29 0.000 -0.029 -0.2 0 0
Preston Ward 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .274 .343 .444 .787 -0.003 0.18 0.010 -0.013 -0.8 10 2 GDP
Ron Northey RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .273 .362 .494 .856 -0.037 0.36 0.000 -0.037 -0.7 1 0
Andy Pafko CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .325 .417 .630 1.047 -0.010 0.24 0.008 -0.018 -0.4 5 0
Carmen Mauro LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .274 .321 .411 .731 -0.027 0.47 0.013 -0.040 -0.7 1 0
Roy Smalley SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .246 .312 .448 .760 -0.020 0.30 0.002 -0.022 -0.1 1 7
Carl Sawatski C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .120 .000 .120 -0.016 0.20 0.000 -0.016 -0.7 2 1
Johnny Klippstein P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .409 .409 .591 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Doyle Lade P 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .321 .367 .393 .760 0.004 0.15 0.007 -0.003 0.0 0 2
   Rube Walker PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .220 .289 .339 .628 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.3
   Johnny Vander Meer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .143 .231 .374 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 0 5 0 3 3 32 .172 .250 .172 .422 -0.181 0.32 0.075 -0.256 -4.7 24 15
TB: P Ward; A Pafko; R Smalley; C Mauro; R Northey.
GIDP: P Ward (3).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 2. E Verban-R Smalley-P Ward; C Sawatski-E Verban.
E: B Serena (18).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: E Verban (1st base by D Howell).

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lloyd Merriman CF 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .251 .318 .361 .679 0.011 0.37 0.034 -0.023 0.2 6 0 SB,GDP
Grady Hatton 3B 2 1 0 0 3 0 5 .263 .358 .417 .774 0.041 0.40 0.045 -0.004 0.2 0 0
Johnny Wyrostek RF 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .319 .397 .470 .866 0.080 0.85 0.115 -0.034 1.3 0 0
   Bob Usher RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265 .317 .386 .702 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Ted Kluszewski 1B 5 2 3 3 0 0 5 .311 .348 .563 .911 0.031 0.32 0.059 -0.028 2.8 7 0 HR,2B
Connie Ryan 2B 4 1 2 0 1 1 5 .269 .379 .392 .771 0.036 0.36 0.040 -0.004 0.6 1 4
Joe Adcock LF 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .263 .301 .383 .684 0.129 0.45 0.149 -0.020 1.1 4 0 3B,2B
Sammy Meeks SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .277 .320 .383 .703 -0.015 0.24 0.000 -0.015 -0.8 3 3
Dixie Howell C 3 2 1 0 2 0 5 .223 .320 .277 .597 0.026 0.16 0.026 -0.001 0.1 4 2
Willie Ramsdell P 2 0 1 0 0 1 4 .200 .263 .200 .463 -0.019 0.30 0.000 -0.019 -0.3 0 0 2·SH
Team Totals 35 9 14 9 7 2 44 .400 .500 .600 1.100 0.320 0.36 0.468 -0.148 4.8 * 9
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: T Kluszewski (24, off J Klippstein); J Adcock (9, off D Lade).
3B: J Adcock (1, off J Klippstein).
HR: T Kluszewski (20, off D Lade, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs).
SH: W Ramsdell 2 (2, 1 off D Lade, 1 off J Klippstein).
TB: T Kluszewski 7; J Adcock 5; L Merriman 2; J Wyrostek 2; C Ryan 2; S Meeks; D Howell; W Ramsdell.
GIDP: L Merriman (4).
RBI: T Kluszewski 3 (77); J Wyrostek 2 (46); J Adcock 2 (31); S Meeks (4); L Merriman (20).
2-out RBI: J Wyrostek 2; L Merriman; T Kluszewski.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Ryan-S Meeks-T Kluszewski.
Baserunning
SB: L Merriman (3, 2nd base off D Lade/C Sawatski).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Klippstein, L (1-6) 1.2 4 5 5 4 0 0 5.20 13 23 -0.319 0.97 -4.6
Doyle Lade 5.1 8 3 3 3 2 1 4.47 25 2 0 0.000 0.15 0.2
Johnny Vander Meer 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4.15 6 0 0 0.000 0.00 -0.5
Team Totals 8 14 9 8 7 2 1 9.00 44 23 2 0 -0.319 0.36 -4.8

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Willie Ramsdell, W (6-9) 9 5 0 0 3 3 0 3.58 32 77 0.180 0.32 4.7
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 3 3 0 0.00 32 77 0.180 0.32 4.7
Balks: None.
WP: D Lade (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dusty Boggess, 1B - Scotty Robb, 2B - (none), 3B - Babe Pinelli.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: 12,950.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Cincinnati Reds
1 Emil Verban 2B 1 Lloyd Merriman CF
2 Bill Serena 3B 2 Grady Hatton 3B
3 Preston Ward 1B 3 Johnny Wyrostek RF
4 Ron Northey RF 4 Ted Kluszewski 1B
5 Andy Pafko CF 5 Connie Ryan 2B
6 Carmen Mauro LF 6 Joe Adcock LF
7 Roy Smalley SS 7 Sammy Meeks SS
8 Carl Sawatski C 8 Dixie Howell C
9 Johnny Klippstein P 9 Willie Ramsdell P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 0 1-- R CIN J. Adcock J. Klippstein 15% 74% Triple; Ryan Scores
b2 2-0 2 123 RR CIN J. Wyrostek J. Klippstein 11% 87% Single; Howell Scores; Merriman Scores; Hatton to 2B
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CHC B. Serena W. Ramsdell 6% 52% Verban Picked off 1B (C-1B)
b2 4-0 2 12- R CIN T. Kluszewski J. Klippstein 5% 92% Double; Hatton Scores; Wyrostek to 3B
b2 0-0 0 --- CIN C. Ryan J. Klippstein 4% 59% Single

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Willie Ramsdell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHC E. Verban W. Ramsdell -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CHC B. Serena W. Ramsdell 6% 52% Verban Picked off 1B (C-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC B. Serena W. Ramsdell 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC P. Ward W. Ramsdell 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CIN L. Merriman J. Klippstein -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- CIN G. Hatton J. Klippstein 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CIN J. Wyrostek J. Klippstein -3% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CIN T. Kluszewski J. Klippstein -2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Willie Ramsdell facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHC R. Northey W. Ramsdell 2% 52% Foul Flyball: 1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O CHC A. Pafko W. Ramsdell 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- CHC C. Mauro W. Ramsdell -1% 53% Single
t2 0-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Smalley W. Ramsdell 2% 55% Baserunner Out Advancing; Mauro out at 2B/C-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- CIN C. Ryan J. Klippstein 4% 59% Single
b2 0-0 0 1-- R CIN J. Adcock J. Klippstein 15% 74% Triple; Ryan Scores
b2 1-0 0 --3 RO CIN S. Meeks J. Klippstein -1% 73% Flyball: RF; Adcock Scores
b2 2-0 1 --- CIN D. Howell J. Klippstein 2% 75% Walk
b2 2-0 1 1-- O CIN W. Ramsdell J. Klippstein -1% 73% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Howell to 2B
b2 2-0 2 -2- CIN L. Merriman J. Klippstein 1% 74% Walk
b2 2-0 2 12- CIN G. Hatton J. Klippstein 2% 76% Walk; Howell to 3B; Merriman to 2B
b2 2-0 2 123 RR CIN J. Wyrostek J. Klippstein 11% 87% Single; Howell Scores; Merriman Scores; Hatton to 2B
b2 4-0 2 12- R CIN T. Kluszewski J. Klippstein 5% 92% Double; Hatton Scores; Wyrostek to 3B
Doyle Lade replaces Johnny Klippstein pitching and batting 9th
b2 5-0 2 -23 CIN C. Ryan D. Lade 0% 92% Walk
b2 5-0 2 123 O CIN J. Adcock D. Lade -2% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 5.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-5, Reds' Willie Ramsdell facing 7-8-9
t3 0-5 0 --- O CHC R. Smalley W. Ramsdell 1% 92% Flyball: LF
t3 0-5 1 --- O CHC C. Sawatski W. Ramsdell 1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-5 2 --- CHC D. Lade W. Ramsdell -1% 92% Walk
t3 0-5 2 1-- O CHC E. Verban W. Ramsdell 1% 93% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 5-0, Cubs' Doyle Lade facing 7-8-9
b3 5-0 0 --- O CIN S. Meeks D. Lade -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 5-0 1 --- CIN D. Howell D. Lade 1% 93% Single
b3 5-0 1 1-- O CIN W. Ramsdell D. Lade -0% 93% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Howell to 2B
b3 5-0 2 -2- CIN L. Merriman D. Lade 0% 93% Wild Pitch; Howell to 3B
b3 5-0 2 --3 R CIN L. Merriman D. Lade 2% 95% Single; Howell Scores
b3 6-0 2 1-- CIN G. Hatton D. Lade 0% 95% Merriman Steals 2B
b3 6-0 2 -2- CIN G. Hatton D. Lade 0% 96% Walk
b3 6-0 2 12- O CIN J. Wyrostek D. Lade -1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 6.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-6, Reds' Willie Ramsdell facing 2-3-4
t4 0-6 0 --- O CHC B. Serena W. Ramsdell 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-6 1 --- CHC P. Ward W. Ramsdell -1% 95% Single
t4 0-6 1 1-- O CHC R. Northey W. Ramsdell 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-6 2 1-- CHC A. Pafko W. Ramsdell -1% 95% Single; Northey to 2B
t4 0-6 2 12- O CHC C. Mauro W. Ramsdell 2% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 6-0, Cubs' Doyle Lade facing 4-5-6
b4 6-0 0 --- CIN T. Kluszewski D. Lade 0% 97% Single
b4 6-0 0 1-- OO CIN C. Ryan D. Lade -1% 96% Double Play: Strikeout; Kluszewski out at 2B/C-2B
b4 6-0 2 --- O CIN J. Adcock D. Lade -0% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 6.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-6, Reds' Willie Ramsdell facing 7-8-9
t5 0-6 0 --- O CHC R. Smalley W. Ramsdell 1% 97% Flyball: CF
t5 0-6 1 --- O CHC C. Sawatski W. Ramsdell 0% 97% Strikeout
t5 0-6 2 --- O CHC D. Lade W. Ramsdell 0% 98% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 6-0, Cubs' Doyle Lade facing 7-8-9
b5 6-0 0 --- O CIN S. Meeks D. Lade -0% 98% Flyball: LF
b5 6-0 1 --- CIN D. Howell D. Lade 0% 98% Walk
b5 6-0 1 1-- O CIN W. Ramsdell D. Lade -0% 97% Strikeout
b5 6-0 2 1-- CIN L. Merriman D. Lade 0% 98% Single; Howell to 2B
b5 6-0 2 12- O CIN G. Hatton D. Lade -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 6.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-6, Reds' Willie Ramsdell facing 1-2-3
t6 0-6 0 --- O CHC E. Verban W. Ramsdell 1% 98% Strikeout
t6 0-6 1 --- O CHC B. Serena W. Ramsdell 0% 98% Foul Flyball: C
t6 0-6 2 --- O CHC P. Ward W. Ramsdell 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 6-0, Cubs' Doyle Lade facing 3-4-5
b6 6-0 0 --- CIN J. Wyrostek D. Lade 0% 99% Single
b6 6-0 0 1-- RR CIN T. Kluszewski D. Lade 1% 100% Home Run; Wyrostek Scores
b6 8-0 0 --- O CIN C. Ryan D. Lade -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 8-0 1 --- CIN J. Adcock D. Lade 0% 100% Double
b6 8-0 1 -2- O CIN S. Meeks D. Lade -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b6 8-0 2 -2- O CIN D. Howell D. Lade -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 8.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-8, Reds' Willie Ramsdell facing 4-5-6
Bob Usher replaces Johnny Wyrostek playing RF batting 3rd
t7 0-8 0 --- O CHC R. Northey W. Ramsdell 0% 100% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t7 0-8 1 --- O CHC A. Pafko W. Ramsdell 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t7 0-8 2 --- O CHC C. Mauro W. Ramsdell 0% 100% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 8-0, Cubs' Doyle Lade facing 9-1-2
b7 8-0 0 --- CIN W. Ramsdell D. Lade 0% 100% Single
b7 8-0 0 1-- OO CIN L. Merriman D. Lade -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b7 8-0 2 --- O CIN G. Hatton D. Lade -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 8.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-8, Reds' Willie Ramsdell facing 7-8-9
t8 0-8 0 --- CHC R. Smalley W. Ramsdell -0% 100% Single
t8 0-8 0 1-- O CHC C. Sawatski W. Ramsdell 0% 100% Foul Flyball: LF
Rube Walker pinch hits for Doyle Lade (P) batting 9th
t8 0-8 1 1-- O CHC R. Walker W. Ramsdell 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 0-8 2 1-- O CHC E. Verban W. Ramsdell 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 8-0, Cubs' Johnny Vander Meer facing 3-4-5
Johnny Vander Meer replaces Rube Walker (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 8-0 0 --- O CIN B. Usher J. Vander Meer 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 8-0 1 --- CIN T. Kluszewski J. Vander Meer 0% 100% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b8 8-0 1 1-- CIN C. Ryan J. Vander Meer 0% 100% Single; Kluszewski to 3B
b8 8-0 1 1-3 RO CIN J. Adcock J. Vander Meer 0% 100% Flyball: CF; Kluszewski Scores/unER
b8 9-0 2 1-- CIN S. Meeks J. Vander Meer 0% 100% Single; Ryan to 2B
b8 9-0 2 12- O CIN D. Howell J. Vander Meer -0% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 9.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-9, Reds' Willie Ramsdell facing 2-3-4
t9 0-9 0 --- CHC B. Serena W. Ramsdell -0% 100% Walk
t9 0-9 0 1-- OO CHC P. Ward W. Ramsdell 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t9 0-9 2 --- CHC R. Northey W. Ramsdell 0% 100% Single
t9 0-9 2 1-- O CHC A. Pafko W. Ramsdell 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 9.

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