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Scores
Standings
CLE
@BAL
7
1
DET
@BOS
0
5
KCA
@NYY
2
3
CHW
@WSH
5
2
PHI
@CHC
6
4
PIT
@CIN
5
16
NYG
@MLN
2
5
BRO
@STL
5
4
Friday, July 29, 1955,
, Crosley Field
Attendance: 5,690, Time of Game: 2:38
Pirates
5
38-65
 Lost 3 
8th, 32 GB
at Reds
16
43-56
 Won 1 
7th, 25 GB
W: Joe Nuxhall (10-8)
L: Vern Law (7-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  3  0   0  0  1   0  0  1    5 11  1
Reds            2  1  1   7  0  5   0  0  X   16 22  2

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick Groat SS 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .265 .323 .341 .665 -0.041 0.35 0.004 -0.045 -0.1 2 0
Gene Freese 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .246 .300 .398 .698 -0.006 0.36 0.024 -0.030 0.2 1 0
Roberto Clemente RF 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .241 .273 .355 .628 -0.008 0.39 0.045 -0.053 0.5 1 0 2B,GDP
Dick Hall CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .286 .444 .286 .730 0.003 0.48 0.042 -0.039 -0.7 3 0
Johnny O'Brien 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .333 .360 .429 .789 -0.081 0.63 0.000 -0.081 -1.9 2 4 2B,GDP
Dale Long 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .295 .367 .503 .870 -0.058 0.59 0.001 -0.059 -0.8 7 1
Hardy Peterson C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .210 .269 .242 .511 0.002 0.42 0.023 -0.021 -0.1 7 1
Frank Thomas LF 4 1 2 4 0 0 4 .235 .305 .409 .713 0.258 0.59 0.272 -0.014 3.4 0 0 HR
Vern Law P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .289 .341 .395 .736 0.012 0.40 0.012 0.000 0.1 1 1
   Max Surkont P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .227 .175 .402 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Laurin Pepper P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.011 0.19 0.000 -0.011 -0.8 0 1
   Roman Mejias PH 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .202 .248 .302 .551 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.3
Team Totals 38 5 11 5 3 2 41 .289 .341 .421 .763 0.070 0.44 0.423 -0.353 0.2 24 8
2B: R Clemente (15, off J Nuxhall); J O'Brien (5, off J Nuxhall).
HR: F Thomas (14, off J Nuxhall, 2nd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: F Thomas 5; R Clemente 2; J O'Brien 2; D Groat 2; G Freese 2; H Peterson; D Hall; V Law.
GIDP: J O'Brien (2); R Clemente (10).
RBI: F Thomas 4 (39); R Clemente (29).
2-out RBI: F Thomas 4.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. J O'Brien-D Groat.
E: V Law (2).

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 6 3 4 1 0 0 6 .273 .370 .322 .691 0.038 0.47 0.077 -0.038 2.0 1 5 SB
Smoky Burgess C 6 3 4 9 0 0 6 .310 .380 .545 .925 0.384 0.67 0.386 -0.002 5.8 3 0 3·HR
Ted Kluszewski 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .317 .387 .618 1.005 -0.024 0.63 0.016 -0.041 -0.1 5 0
   Chuck Harmon 1B 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 .224 .315 .378 .693 0.001 0.01 0.001 0.000 0.3 5 0
Wally Post RF 5 2 4 0 1 1 6 .315 .358 .569 .926 0.144 0.59 0.144 0.000 2.6 2 0 2B
Gus Bell CF 5 1 3 0 1 0 6 .291 .333 .475 .809 0.098 0.56 0.101 -0.003 0.1 3 0
Bob Thurman LF 5 1 1 4 0 2 5 .208 .298 .455 .754 -0.033 0.71 0.054 -0.087 0.6 5 0 HR
Milt Smith 3B 3 2 1 1 1 0 5 .147 .256 .324 .580 -0.014 0.57 0.016 -0.031 0.9 0 1 HR,HBP
Roy McMillan SS 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .260 .338 .320 .658 0.078 0.89 0.081 -0.002 0.5 3 3 SB
Joe Nuxhall P 4 1 0 0 0 3 5 .189 .271 .396 .667 -0.102 0.64 0.001 -0.102 -0.8 0 3 SH
Team Totals 45 16 22 16 3 7 50 .489 .531 .844 1.375 0.570 0.60 0.877 -0.306 11.7 27 12
2B: W Post (21, off V Law).
HR: S Burgess 3 (15, 1 off L Pepper, 6th inn, 3 on, 0 outs to RF, 1 off V Law, 1st inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF, 1 off M Surkont, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF); B Thurman (6, off M Surkont, 4th inn, 3 on, 0 outs to CF-RF); M Smith (2, off L Pepper, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SH: J Nuxhall (3, off L Pepper).
HBP: M Smith (1, by V Law).
TB: S Burgess 13; W Post 5; M Smith 4; J Temple 4; B Thurman 4; G Bell 3; R McMillan 2; C Harmon 2; T Kluszewski.
RBI: S Burgess 9 (47); B Thurman 4 (16); J Temple (37); R McMillan (25); M Smith (3).
2-out RBI: S Burgess; J Temple.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 6 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 2. R McMillan-T Kluszewski; R McMillan-J Temple-C Harmon.
E: M Smith 2 (4).
Baserunning
SB: R McMillan (2, 2nd base off V Law/H Peterson); J Temple (8, 2nd base off L Pepper/H Peterson).
Pickoffs: W Post (2nd base by V Law).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vern Law, L (7-5) 2.1 8 4 4 0 2 1 3.10 16 27 -0.302 1.20 -3.0
Max Surkont 0.2 4 6 6 2 1 2 5.68 8 3 1 -0.257 1.16 -5.4
Laurin Pepper 5 10 6 6 1 4 2 10.38 26 0 0 -0.012 0.03 -3.3
Team Totals 8 22 16 16 3 7 5 18.00 50 27 3 1 -0.571 0.60 -11.7
M Surkont faced 6 batters in the 4th inning.

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Nuxhall, W (10-8) 9 11 5 4 3 2 1 3.64 41 46 -0.071 0.44 -0.2
Team Totals 9 11 5 4 3 2 1 4.00 41 46 -0.071 0.44 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: V Law (1; M Smith).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: V Law (1; W Post, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lon Warneke, 1B - Frank Secory, 2B - Larry Goetz, 3B - Frank Dascoli.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 5,690.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Cincinnati Reds
1 Dick Groat SS 1 Johnny Temple 2B
2 Gene Freese 3B 2 Smoky Burgess C
3 Roberto Clemente RF 3 Ted Kluszewski 1B
4 Dick Hall CF 4 Wally Post RF
5 Johnny O'Brien 2B 5 Gus Bell CF
6 Dale Long 1B 6 Bob Thurman LF
7 Hardy Peterson C 7 Milt Smith 3B
8 Frank Thomas LF 8 Roy McMillan SS
9 Vern Law P 9 Joe Nuxhall P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-2 2 12- RRR PIT F. Thomas J. Nuxhall -26% 44% Home Run; Hall Scores; Peterson Scores
b1 0-0 0 1-- RR CIN S. Burgess V. Law 15% 73% Home Run; Temple Scores
b4 4-3 0 1-- RR CIN S. Burgess M. Surkont 14% 86% Home Run; Temple Scores
b2 2-3 2 -2- R CIN S. Burgess V. Law 10% 52% Single to RF; McMillan Scores
b3 3-3 0 1-- CIN G. Bell V. Law 6% 65% Single to CF; Post to 2B

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' Joe Nuxhall facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Groat J. Nuxhall 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- PIT G. Freese J. Nuxhall -2% 50% Single to LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO PIT R. Clemente J. Nuxhall 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CIN J. Temple V. Law 3% 58% Single to 1B
b1 0-0 0 1-- RR CIN S. Burgess V. Law 15% 73% Home Run; Temple Scores
b1 2-0 0 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski V. Law -2% 71% Flyball: SS
b1 2-0 1 --- CIN W. Post V. Law 3% 74% Double (CF-RF)
b1 2-0 1 -2- CIN G. Bell V. Law 1% 76% Single to 3B; Post stays at 2B
b1 2-0 1 12- O CIN B. Thurman V. Law -3% 72% Strikeout
b1 2-0 2 12- O CIN M. Smith V. Law -3% 69% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 2.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- PIT D. Hall J. Nuxhall -4% 66% Single to LF
t2 0-2 0 1-- O PIT J. O'Brien J. Nuxhall 4% 69% Flyball: SS
t2 0-2 1 1-- O PIT D. Long J. Nuxhall 3% 72% Flyball: LF
t2 0-2 2 1-- PIT H. Peterson J. Nuxhall -2% 70% Walk; Hall to 2B
t2 0-2 2 12- RRR PIT F. Thomas J. Nuxhall -26% 44% Home Run; Hall Scores; Peterson Scores
t2 3-2 2 --- PIT V. Law J. Nuxhall -1% 42% Single to CF
t2 3-2 2 1-- O PIT D. Groat J. Nuxhall 2% 45% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Vern Law facing 8-9-1
b2 2-3 0 --- CIN R. McMillan V. Law 4% 49% Single to RF
b2 2-3 0 1-- CIN J. Nuxhall V. Law 3% 51% McMillan Steals 2B
b2 2-3 0 -2- O CIN J. Nuxhall V. Law -5% 47% Strikeout
b2 2-3 1 -2- O CIN J. Temple V. Law -4% 43% Groundout: P-1B
b2 2-3 2 -2- R CIN S. Burgess V. Law 10% 52% Single to RF; McMillan Scores
b2 3-3 2 1-- O CIN T. Kluszewski V. Law -2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Reds 3.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 2-3-4
t3 3-3 0 --- O PIT G. Freese J. Nuxhall 3% 53% Groundout: P-1B
t3 3-3 1 --- PIT R. Clemente J. Nuxhall -5% 48% Double to CF
t3 3-3 1 -2- O PIT D. Hall J. Nuxhall 4% 52% Flyball: CF
t3 3-3 2 -2- O PIT J. O'Brien J. Nuxhall 4% 56% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Vern Law facing 4-5-6
b3 3-3 0 --- CIN W. Post V. Law 4% 60% Single to RF
b3 3-3 0 1-- CIN G. Bell V. Law 6% 65% Single to CF; Post to 2B
b3 3-3 0 12- CIN B. Thurman V. Law 5% 71% Post Picked off 2B, safe on E1; Post to 3B; Bell to 2B
b3 3-3 0 -23 O CIN B. Thurman V. Law -6% 65% Foul Flyball: 1B
b3 3-3 1 -23 CIN M. Smith V. Law 1% 66% Hit By Pitch
Max Surkont replaces Vern Law pitching and batting 9th
b3 3-3 1 123 RO CIN R. McMillan M. Surkont 1% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B; Post Scores; Bell to 3B; Smith to 2B
b3 4-3 2 -23 O CIN J. Nuxhall M. Surkont -5% 62% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Reds 4.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-4, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 6-7-8
t4 3-4 0 --- O PIT D. Long J. Nuxhall 3% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-4 1 --- O PIT H. Peterson J. Nuxhall 2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 3-4 2 --- O PIT F. Thomas J. Nuxhall 1% 68% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Reds 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-3, Pirates' Max Surkont facing 1-2-3
b4 4-3 0 --- CIN J. Temple M. Surkont 3% 72% Single to RF
b4 4-3 0 1-- RR CIN S. Burgess M. Surkont 14% 86% Home Run; Temple Scores
b4 6-3 0 --- CIN T. Kluszewski M. Surkont 2% 87% Single to RF
b4 6-3 0 1-- CIN W. Post M. Surkont 2% 90% Walk; Kluszewski to 2B
b4 6-3 0 12- CIN G. Bell M. Surkont 3% 93% Walk; Kluszewski to 3B; Post to 2B
b4 6-3 0 123 RRRR CIN B. Thurman M. Surkont 5% 98% Home Run (CF-RF); Kluszewski Scores; Post Scores; Bell Scores
Laurin Pepper replaces Max Surkont pitching and batting 9th
b4 10-3 0 --- CIN M. Smith L. Pepper 0% 98% Walk
b4 10-3 0 1-- O CIN R. McMillan L. Pepper -0% 98% Flyball: CF
b4 10-3 1 1-- O CIN J. Nuxhall L. Pepper -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B; Smith to 2B
b4 10-3 2 -2- R CIN J. Temple L. Pepper 1% 99% Single to CF; Smith Scores
b4 11-3 2 1-- CIN S. Burgess L. Pepper 0% 99% Temple Steals 2B
b4 11-3 2 -2- O CIN S. Burgess L. Pepper -0% 99% Flyball: RF
7 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Reds 11.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-11, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 9-1-2
Chuck Harmon replaces Ted Kluszewski playing 1B batting 3rd
t5 3-11 0 --- O PIT L. Pepper J. Nuxhall 0% 99% Flyball: RF
t5 3-11 1 --- PIT D. Groat J. Nuxhall -0% 99% Single to LF
t5 3-11 1 1-- O PIT G. Freese J. Nuxhall 0% 99% Flyball: LF
t5 3-11 2 1-- O PIT R. Clemente J. Nuxhall 0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Reds 11.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 11-3, Pirates' Laurin Pepper facing 3-4-5
b5 11-3 0 --- CIN C. Harmon L. Pepper 0% 99% Single to LF
b5 11-3 0 1-- CIN W. Post L. Pepper 0% 100% Single to LF; Harmon to 2B
b5 11-3 0 12- OO CIN G. Bell L. Pepper -0% 99% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-SS
b5 11-3 2 1-- O CIN B. Thurman L. Pepper -0% 99% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Reds 11.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-11, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 4-5-6
t6 3-11 0 --- PIT D. Hall J. Nuxhall -0% 99% Walk
t6 3-11 0 1-- OO PIT J. O'Brien J. Nuxhall 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t6 3-11 2 --- PIT D. Long J. Nuxhall -0% 99% Walk
t6 3-11 2 1-- PIT H. Peterson J. Nuxhall -0% 99% Single to CF; Long to 2B
t6 3-11 2 12- R PIT F. Thomas J. Nuxhall -1% 99% Single to RF; Long Scores; Peterson to 3B
t6 4-11 2 1-3 O PIT L. Pepper J. Nuxhall 1% 99% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Reds 11.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 11-4, Pirates' Laurin Pepper facing 7-8-9
b6 11-4 0 --- R CIN M. Smith L. Pepper 0% 100% Home Run
b6 12-4 0 --- CIN R. McMillan L. Pepper 0% 100% Single to CF
b6 12-4 0 1-- CIN J. Nuxhall L. Pepper 0% 100% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; McMillan to 2B
b6 12-4 0 12- CIN J. Temple L. Pepper 0% 100% Single to CF; McMillan to 3B; Nuxhall to 2B
b6 12-4 0 123 RRRR CIN S. Burgess L. Pepper 0% 100% Home Run; McMillan Scores; Nuxhall Scores; Temple Scores
b6 16-4 0 --- O CIN C. Harmon L. Pepper 0% 100% Strikeout
b6 16-4 1 --- O CIN W. Post L. Pepper 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b6 16-4 2 --- CIN G. Bell L. Pepper 0% 100% Single to RF
b6 16-4 2 1-- O CIN B. Thurman L. Pepper 0% 100% Strikeout
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Reds 16.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-16, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 1-2-3
t7 4-16 0 --- O PIT D. Groat J. Nuxhall 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 4-16 1 --- O PIT G. Freese J. Nuxhall 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
t7 4-16 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente J. Nuxhall 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Reds 16.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 16-4, Pirates' Laurin Pepper facing 7-8-9
b7 16-4 0 --- O CIN M. Smith L. Pepper 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b7 16-4 1 --- O CIN R. McMillan L. Pepper 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b7 16-4 2 --- O CIN J. Nuxhall L. Pepper 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Reds 16.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-16, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 4-5-6
t8 4-16 0 --- O PIT D. Hall J. Nuxhall 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 4-16 1 --- PIT J. O'Brien J. Nuxhall -0% 100% Double to LF
t8 4-16 1 -2- O PIT D. Long J. Nuxhall 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 4-16 2 -2- O PIT H. Peterson J. Nuxhall 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Reds 16.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 16-4, Pirates' Laurin Pepper facing 1-2-3
b8 16-4 0 --- O CIN J. Temple L. Pepper 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 16-4 1 --- O CIN S. Burgess L. Pepper 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
b8 16-4 2 --- CIN C. Harmon L. Pepper 0% 100% Single to CF
b8 16-4 2 1-- CIN W. Post L. Pepper 0% 100% Single to CF; Harmon to 2B
b8 16-4 2 12- O CIN G. Bell L. Pepper 0% 100% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Reds 16.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-16, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 8-9-1
t9 4-16 0 --- O PIT F. Thomas J. Nuxhall 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
Roman Mejias pinch hits for Laurin Pepper (P) batting 9th
t9 4-16 1 --- PIT R. Mejias J. Nuxhall 0% 100% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t9 4-16 1 1-- PIT D. Groat J. Nuxhall 0% 100% Single to CF; Mejias to 2B
t9 4-16 1 12- PIT G. Freese J. Nuxhall 0% 100% Single to LF; Mejias to 3B; Groat to 2B
t9 4-16 1 123 R PIT R. Clemente J. Nuxhall 0% 100% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Mejias Scores/unER; Groat to 3B; Freese to 2B
t9 5-16 1 123 O PIT D. Hall J. Nuxhall 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 5-16 2 123 O PIT J. O'Brien J. Nuxhall 0% 100% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 5, Reds 16.

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