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Scores
Standings
DET
@CHW
3
4
WSH
@NYY
5
7
WSH
@NYY
0
2
 
(6)
BOS
@PHA
4
10
BOS
@PHA
2
3
CLE
@SLB
4
3
NYG
@BRO
2
1
PHI
@BSN
4
5
PHI
@BSN
1
4
CHC
@CIN
7
3
CHC
@CIN
0
7
STL
@PIT
2
1
 
(10)
STL
@PIT
7
4
Sunday, September 9, 1951, 1:28PM
, Crosley Field
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 1:55
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Cubs
7
57-80
 Won 1 
7th, 31½ GB
at Reds
3
59-79
 Lost 1 
6th, 29 GB
W: Bob Kelly (7-2)
L: Ewell Blackwell (14-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   3  4  0    7  7  1
Reds            0  0  0   1  0  1   0  0  1    3  7  2

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Miksis 2B 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .271 .321 .340 .661 0.020 0.58 0.055 -0.035 0.0 2 3
Frank Baumholtz CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .286 .346 .383 .729 -0.044 0.89 0.032 -0.076 -0.7 5 0
Gene Hermanski RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .265 .373 .350 .723 -0.032 1.27 0.068 -0.100 -0.0 1 0
Hank Sauer LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .265 .328 .480 .808 -0.079 1.18 0.038 -0.117 -0.6 3 0
Randy Jackson 3B 4 2 1 2 0 1 4 .269 .327 .422 .749 0.184 1.23 0.252 -0.067 2.3 0 2 3B
Smoky Burgess C 3 2 1 0 1 1 4 .250 .316 .316 .633 0.042 1.10 0.094 -0.052 0.3 3 1 SB,IW
Bruce Edwards 1B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .229 .302 .386 .687 -0.043 1.14 0.020 -0.062 0.7 11 0 3B
Roy Smalley SS 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .227 .285 .403 .688 0.332 1.04 0.397 -0.066 1.0 2 5 HR
Bob Kelly P 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .172 .172 .172 .345 -0.057 0.57 0.000 -0.057 -0.7 0 1
Team Totals 35 7 7 6 3 8 38 .200 .263 .400 .663 0.323 0.99 0.956 -0.632 2.5 27 12
3B: R Jackson (5, off E Blackwell); B Edwards (2, off E Blackwell).
HR: R Smalley (8, off E Blackwell, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
IBB: S Burgess (5, by E Blackwell).
TB: R Smalley 4; R Jackson 3; B Edwards 3; F Baumholtz; E Miksis; S Burgess; G Hermanski.
RBI: B Edwards 2 (25); R Jackson 2 (69); R Smalley 2 (28).
2-out RBI: R Smalley 2; R Jackson 2; B Edwards.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. E Miksis-R Smalley-B Edwards; S Burgess-E Miksis.
E: B Edwards (6).
Baserunning
SB: S Burgess (2, 2nd base off E Blackwell/J Pramesa).

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Adams 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .254 .325 .345 .670 -0.072 0.71 0.000 -0.072 -0.8 1 3
Connie Ryan 2B 2 2 0 0 2 1 4 .239 .351 .393 .744 0.047 0.68 0.082 -0.035 0.7 0 5
Lloyd Merriman LF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .237 .296 .350 .646 0.081 0.69 0.091 -0.010 1.2 2 0
Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .256 .297 .389 .686 0.053 1.12 0.107 -0.054 1.1 10 0 SB,GDP
Hank Edwards RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .331 .403 .484 .887 0.003 1.71 0.120 -0.118 -0.1 2 0
Bob Usher CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .208 .258 .294 .552 -0.127 1.19 0.000 -0.127 -1.5 3 0
Roy McMillan SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .207 .270 .250 .520 -0.071 0.92 0.000 -0.071 -0.6 1 1
   Johnny Wyrostek PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .316 .376 .401 .777 -0.020 0.61 0.000 -0.020 -0.6
Johnny Pramesa C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .221 .239 .337 .576 -0.026 0.70 0.023 -0.049 -0.4 8 0 CS
Ewell Blackwell P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .307 .350 .387 .737 -0.039 0.80 0.000 -0.039 -0.4 0 1
   Bud Byerly P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ted Tappe PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
   Eddie Erautt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 7 3 2 3 34 .219 .265 .219 .483 -0.175 0.88 0.423 -0.599 -1.5 27 10
TB: L Merriman 3; T Kluszewski 2; J Pramesa; H Edwards.
GIDP: T Kluszewski (14).
RBI: T Kluszewski (67); H Edwards (18); L Merriman (31).
2-out RBI: H Edwards.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
E: E Blackwell (5); R McMillan (8).
Baserunning
SB: T Kluszewski (3, 2nd base off B Kelly/S Burgess).
CS: J Pramesa (1, 2nd base by B Kelly/S Burgess).
Pickoffs: C Ryan (1st base by B Kelly).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Kelly, W (7-2) 9 7 3 2 2 3 0 3.93 34 64 0.176 0.88 1.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 2 2 3 0 2.00 34 64 0.176 0.88 1.5

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ewell Blackwell, L (14-14) 7.2 7 7 2 3 7 1 3.57 34 51 -0.329 1.10 -3.3
Bud Byerly 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.90 1 1 0 0.003 0.12 0.4
Eddie Erautt 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.54 3 0 0 0.002 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 7 2 3 8 1 2.00 38 51 1 0 -0.324 0.99 -2.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: E Blackwell (8; S Burgess).
Pickoffs: B Kelly (2; C Ryan, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Dascoli, 1B - Bill Stewart, 2B - (none), 3B - Jocko Conlan.
Time of Game: 1:55.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 82° F, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Cincinnati Reds
1 Eddie Miksis 2B 1 Bobby Adams 3B
2 Frank Baumholtz CF 2 Connie Ryan 2B
3 Gene Hermanski RF 3 Lloyd Merriman LF
4 Hank Sauer LF 4 Ted Kluszewski 1B
5 Randy Jackson 3B 5 Hank Edwards RF
6 Smoky Burgess C 6 Bob Usher CF
7 Bruce Edwards 1B 7 Roy McMillan SS
8 Roy Smalley SS 8 Johnny Pramesa C
9 Bob Kelly P 9 Ewell Blackwell P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 1-2 2 1-- RR CHC R. Smalley E. Blackwell 40% 65% Home Run; Burgess Scores/unER; Smalley Scores/unER
t8 3-2 2 1-3 RR CHC R. Jackson E. Blackwell 18% 93% Triple to RF; Baumholtz Scores; Hermanski Scores
b4 0-0 2 1-3 R CIN H. Edwards B. Kelly -12% 32% Single to CF; Merriman Scores; Kluszewski to 2B
t7 0-2 1 1-- CHC S. Burgess E. Blackwell 9% 28% Single to RF; Jackson to 3B
t6 0-1 2 12- O CHC G. Hermanski E. Blackwell -7% 26% Strikeout

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' Ewell Blackwell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC E. Miksis E. Blackwell -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz E. Blackwell -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC G. Hermanski E. Blackwell -1% 45% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bob Kelly facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CIN B. Adams B. Kelly 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O CIN C. Ryan B. Kelly 2% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O CIN L. Merriman B. Kelly 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- CHC H. Sauer E. Blackwell 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- O CHC R. Jackson E. Blackwell -4% 50% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 1-- O CHC S. Burgess E. Blackwell -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O CHC B. Edwards E. Blackwell -2% 45% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bob Kelly facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski B. Kelly 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-0 1 --- O CIN H. Edwards B. Kelly 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O CIN B. Usher B. Kelly 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O CHC R. Smalley E. Blackwell -3% 47% Lineout: RF
t3 0-0 1 --- O CHC B. Kelly E. Blackwell -2% 46% Foul Flyball: 1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O CHC E. Miksis E. Blackwell -1% 44% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bob Kelly facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O CIN R. McMillan B. Kelly 3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O CIN J. Pramesa B. Kelly 2% 49% Foul Flyball: 1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O CIN E. Blackwell B. Kelly 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz E. Blackwell -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O CHC G. Hermanski E. Blackwell -2% 45% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 2 --- O CHC H. Sauer E. Blackwell -1% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bob Kelly facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- O CIN B. Adams B. Kelly 3% 47% Foul Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 1 --- O CIN C. Ryan B. Kelly 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 2 --- CIN L. Merriman B. Kelly -1% 47% Single to LF
b4 0-0 2 1-- CIN T. Kluszewski B. Kelly -3% 44% Single to P; Merriman to 3B
b4 0-0 2 1-3 R CIN H. Edwards B. Kelly -12% 32% Single to CF; Merriman Scores; Kluszewski to 2B
b4 1-0 2 12- O CIN B. Usher B. Kelly 4% 36% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- O CHC R. Jackson E. Blackwell -3% 33% Flyball: CF
t5 0-1 1 --- O CHC S. Burgess E. Blackwell -2% 30% Strikeout
t5 0-1 2 --- O CHC B. Edwards E. Blackwell -1% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Bob Kelly facing 7-8-9
b5 1-0 0 --- O CIN R. McMillan B. Kelly 2% 31% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-0 1 --- CIN J. Pramesa B. Kelly -2% 29% Single to CF
b5 1-0 1 1-- OO CIN E. Blackwell B. Kelly 5% 34% Double Play: Strikeout, Pramesa Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 8-9-1
t6 0-1 0 --- O CHC R. Smalley E. Blackwell -4% 30% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-1 1 --- O CHC B. Kelly E. Blackwell -3% 27% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-1 2 --- CHC E. Miksis E. Blackwell 2% 30% Walk
t6 0-1 2 1-- CHC F. Baumholtz E. Blackwell 3% 33% Single to P/Bunt; Miksis to 2B
t6 0-1 2 12- O CHC G. Hermanski E. Blackwell -7% 26% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Bob Kelly facing 1-2-3
b6 1-0 0 --- O CIN B. Adams B. Kelly 2% 28% Flyball: RF
b6 1-0 1 --- CIN C. Ryan B. Kelly -2% 26% Walk
b6 1-0 1 1-- CIN L. Merriman B. Kelly -5% 21% Ryan Picked off 1B, safe on E3, assist to 1; Ryan to 3B
b6 1-0 1 --3 R CIN L. Merriman B. Kelly -6% 15% Single to RF; Ryan Scores/unER
b6 2-0 1 1-- OO CIN T. Kluszewski B. Kelly 3% 18% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 4-5-6
t7 0-2 0 --- O CHC H. Sauer E. Blackwell -3% 15% Strikeout
t7 0-2 1 --- CHC R. Jackson E. Blackwell 4% 19% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t7 0-2 1 1-- CHC S. Burgess E. Blackwell 9% 28% Single to RF; Jackson to 3B
t7 0-2 1 1-3 RO CHC B. Edwards E. Blackwell -2% 25% Flyball: CF; Jackson Scores/unER
t7 1-2 2 1-- RR CHC R. Smalley E. Blackwell 40% 65% Home Run; Burgess Scores/unER; Smalley Scores/unER
t7 3-2 2 --- O CHC B. Kelly E. Blackwell -1% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Bob Kelly facing 5-6-7
b7 2-3 0 --- O CIN H. Edwards B. Kelly 5% 69% Flyball: LF
b7 2-3 1 --- O CIN B. Usher B. Kelly 4% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-3 2 --- O CIN R. McMillan B. Kelly 2% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Reds 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 1-2-3
t8 3-2 0 --- CHC E. Miksis E. Blackwell 3% 78% Single to 3B
t8 3-2 0 1-- O CHC F. Baumholtz E. Blackwell -3% 75% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 3-2 1 1-- CHC G. Hermanski E. Blackwell 7% 82% Single to CF; Baumholtz to 3B
t8 3-2 1 1-3 O CHC H. Sauer E. Blackwell -7% 75% Strikeout
t8 3-2 2 1-3 RR CHC R. Jackson E. Blackwell 18% 93% Triple to RF; Baumholtz Scores; Hermanski Scores
t8 5-2 2 --3 CHC S. Burgess E. Blackwell 0% 93% Intentional Walk
t8 5-2 2 1-3 R CHC B. Edwards E. Blackwell 3% 96% Burgess Steals 2B; Jackson Scores/Adv on E1/unER
t8 6-2 2 -2- R CHC B. Edwards E. Blackwell 2% 98% Triple to CF; Burgess Scores/unER
Bud Byerly replaces Ewell Blackwell pitching and batting 9th
t8 7-2 2 --3 O CHC R. Smalley B. Byerly -0% 98% Strikeout
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 7, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-7, Cubs' Bob Kelly facing 8-9-1
b8 2-7 0 --- O CIN J. Pramesa B. Kelly 1% 99% Lineout: CF
Ted Tappe pinch hits for Bud Byerly (P) batting 9th
b8 2-7 1 --- O CIN T. Tappe B. Kelly 0% 99% Flyball: SS
b8 2-7 2 --- O CIN B. Adams B. Kelly 0% 99% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 7, Reds 2.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 7-2, Reds' Eddie Erautt facing 9-1-2
Eddie Erautt replaces Ted Tappe (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 7-2 0 --- O CHC B. Kelly E. Erautt -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 7-2 1 --- O CHC E. Miksis E. Erautt -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 7-2 2 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz E. Erautt -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 7, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-7, Cubs' Bob Kelly facing 2-3-4
b9 2-7 0 --- CIN C. Ryan B. Kelly -1% 98% Walk
b9 2-7 0 1-- CIN L. Merriman B. Kelly -2% 96% Single to LF; Ryan to 2B
b9 2-7 0 12- R CIN T. Kluszewski B. Kelly -6% 90% Single to CF; Ryan Scores; Merriman to 3B
b9 3-7 0 1-3 O CIN H. Edwards B. Kelly 4% 94% Strikeout, Kluszewski Steals 2B
b9 3-7 1 -23 O CIN B. Usher B. Kelly 4% 98% Flyball: LF
Johnny Wyrostek pinch hits for Roy McMillan (SS) batting 7th
b9 3-7 2 -23 O CIN J. Wyrostek B. Kelly 2% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 7, Reds 3.

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