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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
5
0
DET
@CHW
4
5
 
(11)
DET
@CHW
0
1
KCA
@CLE
6
9
KCA
@CLE
1
2
 
(11)
BAL
@WSH
4
3
BAL
@WSH
7
15
CHC
@CIN
5
3
CHC
@CIN
3
4
PIT
@NYG
7
5
PIT
@NYG
3
6
BRO
@PHI
9
8
MLN
@STL
6
2
Sunday, May 8, 1955,
, Crosley Field
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:45
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Cubs
5
12-12
 Won 1 
4th, 10 GB
at Reds
3
8-14
 Lost 1 
7th, 12 GB
W: Sam Jones (3-3)
L: Steve Ridzik (0-2)
S: John Andre (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  1   0  0  1   0  3  0    5  8  0
Reds            0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  2    3  8  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Bolger CF 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .163 .212 .224 .436 -0.051 0.96 0.039 -0.090 -0.5 4 0
Gene Baker 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .279 .370 .419 .789 0.052 1.21 0.100 -0.048 0.6 2 2
Eddie Miksis RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .271 .338 .339 .677 -0.041 1.48 0.012 -0.053 -0.5 1 0 SH
Randy Jackson 3B 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .309 .391 .691 1.082 0.198 1.17 0.263 -0.065 1.1 2 2 HR
Bob Speake LF 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .333 .394 .733 1.127 0.099 0.86 0.142 -0.043 1.7 0 0 HR
   Jim King LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ernie Banks SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .214 .245 .378 .623 -0.074 0.75 0.000 -0.074 -0.8 0 1
Dee Fondy 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .240 .267 .500 .767 -0.103 0.74 0.000 -0.103 -1.0 7 1 GDP
Clyde McCullough C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .222 .364 .222 .586 0.065 0.75 0.086 -0.021 0.4 10 0
Sam Jones P 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .133 .133 .133 .267 -0.069 1.01 0.014 -0.083 -0.8 1 2
   Harry Perkowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Andre P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 8 5 3 1 37 .242 .306 .424 .730 0.076 0.99 0.656 -0.580 0.2 27 8
HR: R Jackson (6, off S Ridzik, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF); B Speake (3, off J Lane, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: E Miksis (1, off J Lane).
TB: R Jackson 5; B Speake 4; G Baker 2; C McCullough; S Jones; E Miksis.
GIDP: D Fondy (3).
RBI: R Jackson 2 (16); B Speake 2 (12); E Miksis (7).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Baker-D Fondy.

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .235 .376 .259 .635 0.030 1.23 0.101 -0.071 0.4 3 2
Smoky Burgess C 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .277 .352 .532 .884 0.019 1.73 0.184 -0.165 0.5 1 0 HR
Gus Bell CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .256 .313 .400 .713 -0.111 1.32 0.030 -0.141 -1.1 2 0
Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 0 2 2 1 1 5 .259 .326 .541 .867 0.129 1.17 0.164 -0.035 2.3 11 1
   Bobby Adams PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .286 .536 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Ray Jablonski LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .227 .306 .400 .706 -0.331 2.05 0.000 -0.331 -2.4 4 0
Chuck Harmon 3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .219 .286 .531 .817 0.002 0.86 0.042 -0.040 0.1 2 0 SB
   Bob Thurman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .333 .857 1.190 -0.038 1.65 0.000 -0.038 -0.5
   Rocky Bridges 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Wally Post RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .264 .312 .494 .806 -0.041 1.17 0.035 -0.076 -0.3 3 0
Roy McMillan SS 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .217 .321 .232 .553 -0.088 1.22 0.023 -0.111 -0.5 1 4
Steve Ridzik P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.001 1.44 0.045 -0.045 -0.1 0 0
   Stan Palys PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .288 .364 .390 .753 0.028 0.95 0.028 0.000 0.1
   Jerry Lane P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ed Bailey PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .176 .317 .353 .670 -0.023 0.98 0.000 -0.023 -0.4
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 7 9 41 .235 .366 .324 .689 -0.423 1.36 0.652 -1.076 -1.8 27 8
HR: S Burgess (3, off S Jones, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: S Burgess 5; T Kluszewski 2; S Ridzik; W Post; G Bell; J Temple.
RBI: T Kluszewski 2 (18); S Burgess (6).
2-out RBI: T Kluszewski 2.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Temple-R McMillan-T Kluszewski.
Baserunning
SB: C Harmon (2, 2nd base off S Jones/C McCullough).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Sam Jones, W (3-3) 8.1 6 3 3 7 9 1 5.08 37 61 0.378 1.24 2.9
Harry Perkowski, H (1) 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 19.80 3 2 2 -0.049 2.03 -1.5
John Andre, S (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.77 1 2 0 0.095 3.63 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 7 9 1 3.00 41 61 4 2 0.424 1.36 1.8

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Ridzik, L (0-2) 7 5 2 2 3 1 1 2.50 28 57 0.133 1.14 1.7
Jerry Lane 2 3 3 3 0 0 1 4.91 9 0 0 -0.209 0.52 -1.9
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 3 1 2 5.00 37 57 0 0 -0.076 0.99 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Jackowski, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Lee Ballanfant, 3B - Al Barlick.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Cincinnati Reds
1 Jim Bolger CF 1 Johnny Temple 2B
2 Gene Baker 2B 2 Smoky Burgess C
3 Eddie Miksis RF 3 Gus Bell CF
4 Randy Jackson 3B 4 Ted Kluszewski 1B
5 Bob Speake LF 5 Ray Jablonski LF
6 Ernie Banks SS 6 Chuck Harmon 3B
7 Dee Fondy 1B 7 Wally Post RF
8 Clyde McCullough C 8 Roy McMillan SS
9 Sam Jones P 9 Steve Ridzik P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-1 1 --- R CHC R. Jackson S. Ridzik 16% 63% Home Run
b6 1-2 0 1-- OO CIN R. Jablonski S. Jones 13% 67% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- R CIN S. Burgess S. Jones -12% 47% Home Run
t8 3-1 1 1-- RR CHC B. Speake J. Lane 10% 96% Home Run; Jackson Scores
t8 2-1 1 -2- R CHC R. Jackson J. Lane 10% 86% Single to CF; Baker Scores

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' Steve Ridzik facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC J. Bolger S. Ridzik -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC G. Baker S. Ridzik -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- CHC E. Miksis S. Ridzik 1% 47% Single to LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Jackson S. Ridzik -2% 45% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CIN J. Temple S. Jones -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O CIN S. Burgess S. Jones 3% 45% Foul Flyball: 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CIN G. Bell S. Jones 3% 48% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CIN T. Kluszewski S. Jones 2% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Steve Ridzik facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Speake S. Ridzik -2% 48% Flyball: 2B
t2 0-0 1 --- O CHC E. Banks S. Ridzik -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- O CHC D. Fondy S. Ridzik -1% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O CIN R. Jablonski S. Jones 2% 47% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- CIN C. Harmon S. Jones -3% 45% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- CIN W. Post S. Jones -2% 43% Harmon Steals 2B
b2 0-0 1 -2- CIN W. Post S. Jones -2% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 1 12- O CIN R. McMillan S. Jones 5% 46% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 12- O CIN S. Ridzik S. Jones 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Steve Ridzik facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- CHC C. McCullough S. Ridzik 4% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- O CHC S. Jones S. Ridzik -4% 50% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 1-- CHC J. Bolger S. Ridzik 4% 54% Walk; McCullough to 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- CHC G. Baker S. Ridzik 6% 61% Single to SS; McCullough to 3B; Bolger to 2B
t3 0-0 1 123 RO CHC E. Miksis S. Ridzik -0% 60% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B; McCullough Scores; Baker to 2B
t3 1-0 2 12- O CHC R. Jackson S. Ridzik -4% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- O CIN J. Temple S. Jones 3% 59% Flyball: CF
b3 0-1 1 --- R CIN S. Burgess S. Jones -12% 47% Home Run
b3 1-1 1 --- O CIN G. Bell S. Jones 2% 49% Strikeout
b3 1-1 2 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski S. Jones 1% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Reds 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Steve Ridzik facing 5-6-7
t4 1-1 0 --- CHC B. Speake S. Ridzik 4% 54% Walk
t4 1-1 0 1-- O CHC E. Banks S. Ridzik -4% 50% Flyball: LF
t4 1-1 1 1-- OO CHC D. Fondy S. Ridzik -6% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 5-6-7
b4 1-1 0 --- O CIN R. Jablonski S. Jones 3% 47% Strikeout
b4 1-1 1 --- O CIN C. Harmon S. Jones 2% 49% Groundout: P-SS-1B
b4 1-1 2 --- CIN W. Post S. Jones -1% 47% Single
b4 1-1 2 1-- O CIN R. McMillan S. Jones 3% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Reds 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Steve Ridzik facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- CHC C. McCullough S. Ridzik 5% 55% Single to RF
t5 1-1 0 1-- O CHC S. Jones S. Ridzik -4% 50% Popfly: 3B
t5 1-1 1 1-- O CHC J. Bolger S. Ridzik -4% 46% Foul Flyball: 1B
t5 1-1 2 1-- O CHC G. Baker S. Ridzik -3% 43% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 9-1-2
b5 1-1 0 --- CIN S. Ridzik S. Jones -5% 39% Single to 2B
b5 1-1 0 1-- O CIN J. Temple S. Jones 4% 43% Foul Flyball: 1B
b5 1-1 1 1-- O CIN S. Burgess S. Jones 4% 47% Strikeout
b5 1-1 2 1-- O CIN G. Bell S. Jones 3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Reds 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Steve Ridzik facing 3-4-5
t6 1-1 0 --- O CHC E. Miksis S. Ridzik -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t6 1-1 1 --- R CHC R. Jackson S. Ridzik 16% 63% Home Run
t6 2-1 1 --- O CHC B. Speake S. Ridzik -2% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-1 2 --- O CHC E. Banks S. Ridzik -1% 60% Lineout: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 4-5-6
b6 1-2 0 --- CIN T. Kluszewski S. Jones -6% 54% Single to LF
b6 1-2 0 1-- OO CIN R. Jablonski S. Jones 13% 67% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
b6 1-2 2 --- O CIN C. Harmon S. Jones 2% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Reds 1.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Steve Ridzik facing 7-8-9
t7 2-1 0 --- O CHC D. Fondy S. Ridzik -3% 66% Flyball: CF
t7 2-1 1 --- O CHC C. McCullough S. Ridzik -2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-1 2 --- CHC S. Jones S. Ridzik 1% 66% Single to LF
t7 2-1 2 1-- O CHC J. Bolger S. Ridzik -3% 63% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 7-8-9
b7 1-2 0 --- O CIN W. Post S. Jones 5% 68% Strikeout
b7 1-2 1 --- O CIN R. McMillan S. Jones 4% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
Stan Palys pinch hits for Steve Ridzik (P) batting 9th
b7 1-2 2 --- CIN S. Palys S. Jones -3% 69% Walk
b7 1-2 2 1-- CIN J. Temple S. Jones -4% 65% Single to CF; Palys to 2B
b7 1-2 2 12- O CIN S. Burgess S. Jones 9% 74% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Reds 1.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Jerry Lane facing 2-3-4
Jerry Lane replaces Stan Palys (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-1 0 --- CHC G. Baker J. Lane 3% 77% Single to CF
t8 2-1 0 1-- O CHC E. Miksis J. Lane -1% 76% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Baker to 2B
t8 2-1 1 -2- R CHC R. Jackson J. Lane 10% 86% Single to CF; Baker Scores
t8 3-1 1 1-- RR CHC B. Speake J. Lane 10% 96% Home Run; Jackson Scores
t8 5-1 1 --- O CHC E. Banks J. Lane -0% 96% Groundout: P-1B
t8 5-1 2 --- O CHC D. Fondy J. Lane -0% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-5, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 3-4-5
Jim King replaces Bob Speake playing LF batting 5th
b8 1-5 0 --- CIN G. Bell S. Jones -3% 92% Single to CF
b8 1-5 0 1-- CIN T. Kluszewski S. Jones -6% 87% Walk; Bell to 2B
b8 1-5 0 12- O CIN R. Jablonski S. Jones 5% 92% Popfly: 2B
Bob Thurman pinch hits for Chuck Harmon (3B) batting 6th
b8 1-5 1 12- O CIN B. Thurman S. Jones 4% 96% Foul Flyball: C
b8 1-5 2 12- O CIN W. Post S. Jones 3% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Reds 1.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-1, Reds' Jerry Lane facing 8-9-1
Rocky Bridges replaces Bob Thurman (PH) playing 3B batting 6th
t9 5-1 0 --- O CHC C. McCullough J. Lane -0% 98% Flyball: LF
t9 5-1 1 --- O CHC S. Jones J. Lane -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-1 2 --- O CHC J. Bolger J. Lane -0% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-5, Cubs' Sam Jones facing 8-9-1
b9 1-5 0 --- CIN R. McMillan S. Jones -2% 96% Walk
Ed Bailey pinch hits for Jerry Lane (P) batting 9th
b9 1-5 0 1-- O CIN E. Bailey S. Jones 2% 98% Strikeout Looking
b9 1-5 1 1-- CIN J. Temple S. Jones -3% 95% Walk; McMillan to 2B
Harry Perkowski replaces Sam Jones pitching and batting 9th
b9 1-5 1 12- CIN S. Burgess H. Perkowski -7% 89% Single to LF; McMillan to 3B; Temple to 2B
b9 1-5 1 123 O CIN G. Bell H. Perkowski 6% 95% Foul Flyball: 3B
b9 1-5 2 123 RR CIN T. Kluszewski H. Perkowski -5% 91% Single to CF; McMillan Scores; Temple Scores; Burgess to 2B
John Andre replaces Harry Perkowski pitching and batting 9th
Bobby Adams pinch runs for Ted Kluszewski (1B) batting 4th
b9 3-5 2 12- O CIN R. Jablonski J. Andre 9% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Reds 3.

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