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Standings
KCA
@BAL
1
8
CHW
@BOS
3
7
CLE
@NYY
6
3
DET
@WSH
6
9
PIT
@CHC
10
11
PHI
@CIN
3
4
BRO
@MLN
11
10
NYG
@STL
0
3
Thursday, August 4, 1955,
, Crosley Field
Attendance: 2,793, Time of Game: 2:19
Phillies
3
54-58
 Lost 1 
4th, 22½ GB
at Reds
4
50-57
 Won 1 
6th, 24 GB
W: Rudy Minarcin (5-9)
L: Jack Meyer (5-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Phillies        0  0  0   2  0  0   1  0  0    3  9  1
Reds            0  0  0   1  0  1   1  1  X    4  8  0

Philadelphia Phillies

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Richie Ashburn CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .327 .434 .446 .880 -0.055 1.07 0.035 -0.090 -0.4 6 0
Bobby Morgan SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .232 .324 .343 .667 -0.120 1.16 0.000 -0.120 -1.0 1 0
Granny Hamner 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .259 .315 .364 .679 0.017 1.16 0.081 -0.064 0.3 3 2
Del Ennis LF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .281 .327 .501 .828 0.097 1.27 0.182 -0.086 0.9 1 0 HR
Willie Jones 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .248 .346 .396 .743 -0.178 1.47 0.000 -0.178 -1.3 3 0 GDP
Jim Greengrass RF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .236 .311 .349 .660 0.357 1.22 0.370 -0.014 1.7 2 0 HR,2·2B
Stan Lopata 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .243 .366 .439 .805 -0.072 0.88 0.000 -0.072 -0.7 3 0
   Eddie Waitkus 1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .273 .366 .307 .673 0.056 4.04 0.056 0.000 0.2 1 0
Andy Seminick C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .252 .337 .445 .782 -0.016 1.03 0.048 -0.063 -0.2 4 1 2B
   Glen Gorbous PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .251 .327 .357 .684 0.172 6.07 0.172 0.000 0.7
Herm Wehmeier P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .283 .291 .283 .574 -0.039 1.03 0.026 -0.066 -0.4 0 0
   Jack Meyer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .118 .286 .235 .521 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Peanuts Lowrey PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .183 .232 .221 .453 -0.459 7.42 0.000 -0.459 -1.6 GDP
Team Totals 34 3 9 3 2 2 36 .265 .306 .529 .835 -0.240 1.54 0.970 -1.212 -1.8 24 4
2B: J Greengrass 2 (12, 1 off D Gross, 1 off R Minarcin); A Seminick (7, off D Gross).
HR: D Ennis (22, off D Gross, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF); J Greengrass (4, off D Gross, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF).
TB: J Greengrass 8; D Ennis 4; A Seminick 2; G Hamner 2; H Wehmeier; R Ashburn.
GIDP: P Lowrey (8); W Jones (10).
RBI: D Ennis 2 (88); J Greengrass (16).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
E: J Meyer (1).

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .289 .379 .338 .717 -0.076 1.02 0.019 -0.095 -0.6 1 2
Smoky Burgess C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .307 .380 .524 .904 -0.070 1.31 0.011 -0.081 -0.5 6 1
Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .312 .381 .604 .985 -0.094 1.42 0.032 -0.127 -0.5 9 0
Wally Post RF 2 2 2 1 2 0 4 .314 .362 .570 .931 0.397 1.61 0.397 0.000 2.4 4 0 HR
Gus Bell CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .297 .339 .489 .828 -0.032 1.75 0.116 -0.147 0.0 4 0
Bob Thurman LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .202 .283 .403 .686 0.096 1.54 0.210 -0.114 -0.3 1 0 CS
   Stan Palys LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .288 .406 .694 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Milt Smith 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .188 .268 .344 .611 0.020 1.44 0.129 -0.109 -0.3 2 2 2B
Roy McMillan SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .267 .346 .334 .680 0.136 1.61 0.196 -0.060 0.5 0 2 2B
Don Gross P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .167 .000 .167 -0.043 0.85 0.000 -0.043 -0.3 0 0
   Chuck Harmon PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .220 .310 .370 .680 -0.072 1.81 0.000 -0.072 -0.5
   Rudy Minarcin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .259 .208 .468 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Nuxhall P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .286 .404 .689 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 31 4 8 4 3 3 34 .258 .324 .419 .743 0.262 1.44 1.110 -0.848 -0.3 27 8
2B: M Smith (2, off H Wehmeier); R McMillan (16, off H Wehmeier).
HR: W Post (26, off H Wehmeier, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: W Post 5; M Smith 2; R McMillan 2; B Thurman; T Kluszewski; G Bell; J Temple.
RBI: R McMillan (29); B Thurman (18); G Bell (65); W Post (74).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Nuxhall-S Burgess-T Kluszewski; R McMillan-J Temple-T Kluszewski.
Baserunning
CS: B Thurman (2, 2nd base by J Meyer/A Seminick).
Pickoffs: W Post (1st base by J Meyer).

Philadelphia Phillies

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Herm Wehmeier 6 7 3 3 1 1 1 4.53 26 46 -0.238 1.26 -0.4
Jack Meyer, L (5-10) 2 1 1 0 2 2 0 3.40 8 1 0 -0.023 1.90 0.7
Team Totals 8 8 4 3 3 3 1 3.38 34 46 1 0 -0.261 1.44 0.3
H Wehmeier faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Gross 7 8 3 3 0 2 2 4.34 28 51 -0.041 1.03 0.7
Rudy Minarcin, W (5-9) 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.66 6 0 0 -0.006 2.23 0.1
Joe Nuxhall, S (2) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.42 2 2 0 0.286 6.75 0.9
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 2 2 2 3.00 36 51 2 0 0.239 1.54 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: D Gross (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Meyer (1; W Post, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Babe Pinelli, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Dusty Boggess, 3B - Bill Engeln.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: 2,793.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies         Cincinnati Reds
1 Richie Ashburn CF 1 Johnny Temple 2B
2 Bobby Morgan SS 2 Smoky Burgess C
3 Granny Hamner 2B 3 Ted Kluszewski 1B
4 Del Ennis LF 4 Wally Post RF
5 Willie Jones 3B 5 Gus Bell CF
6 Jim Greengrass RF 6 Bob Thurman LF
7 Stan Lopata 1B 7 Milt Smith 3B
8 Andy Seminick C 8 Roy McMillan SS
9 Herm Wehmeier P 9 Don Gross P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 3-4 1 123 OO PHI P. Lowrey J. Nuxhall 46% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
b8 3-3 1 -2- R CIN B. Thurman J. Meyer 21% 86% Single to CF; Post Scores/unER
b7 2-3 0 -2- R CIN R. McMillan H. Wehmeier 20% 70% Double to RF; Smith Scores
t7 2-2 0 --- R PHI J. Greengrass D. Gross -19% 31% Home Run (CF-RF)
t4 0-0 0 1-- RR PHI D. Ennis D. Gross -18% 28% Home Run; Hamner Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Phillies Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Don Gross facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- PHI R. Ashburn D. Gross -3% 47% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O PHI B. Morgan D. Gross 3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O PHI G. Hamner D. Gross 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O PHI D. Ennis D. Gross 2% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Phillies' Herm Wehmeier facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CIN J. Temple H. Wehmeier -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O CIN S. Burgess H. Wehmeier -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski H. Wehmeier -1% 50% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 2nd, Phillies Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Don Gross facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O PHI W. Jones D. Gross 2% 52% Popfly: 3B
t2 0-0 1 --- PHI J. Greengrass D. Gross -4% 48% Double (LF-CF)
t2 0-0 1 -2- O PHI S. Lopata D. Gross 4% 52% Lineout: 3B
t2 0-0 2 -2- PHI A. Seminick D. Gross -0% 51% Wild Pitch; Greengrass to 3B
t2 0-0 2 --3 O PHI A. Seminick D. Gross 4% 55% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Phillies' Herm Wehmeier facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- CIN W. Post H. Wehmeier 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CIN G. Bell H. Wehmeier -3% 55% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O CIN B. Thurman H. Wehmeier -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Post to 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- O CIN M. Smith H. Wehmeier -3% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 3rd, Phillies Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Don Gross facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O PHI H. Wehmeier D. Gross 3% 53% Foul Flyball: C
t3 0-0 1 --- O PHI R. Ashburn D. Gross 2% 54% Popfly: 1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O PHI B. Morgan D. Gross 1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Phillies' Herm Wehmeier facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O CIN R. McMillan H. Wehmeier -3% 53% Popfly: 1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O CIN D. Gross H. Wehmeier -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 2 --- O CIN J. Temple H. Wehmeier -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 4th, Phillies Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Don Gross facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- PHI G. Hamner D. Gross -4% 46% Single to LF
t4 0-0 0 1-- RR PHI D. Ennis D. Gross -18% 28% Home Run; Hamner Scores
t4 2-0 0 --- O PHI W. Jones D. Gross 2% 29% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 1 --- O PHI J. Greengrass D. Gross 1% 31% Flyball: RF
t4 2-0 2 --- O PHI S. Lopata D. Gross 1% 32% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Phillies' Herm Wehmeier facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- O CIN S. Burgess H. Wehmeier -3% 29% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 1 --- CIN T. Kluszewski H. Wehmeier 3% 32% Single to RF
b4 0-2 1 1-- CIN W. Post H. Wehmeier 5% 37% Single to LF; Kluszewski to 2B
b4 0-2 1 12- R CIN G. Bell H. Wehmeier 12% 48% Single to CF; Kluszewski Scores; Post to 2B
b4 1-2 1 12- O CIN B. Thurman H. Wehmeier -5% 43% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Post to 3B
b4 1-2 2 1-3 O CIN M. Smith H. Wehmeier -7% 37% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Reds 1.
Top of the 5th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Don Gross facing 8-9-1
t5 2-1 0 --- O PHI A. Seminick D. Gross 2% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-1 1 --- PHI H. Wehmeier D. Gross -3% 36% Single to RF
t5 2-1 1 1-- O PHI R. Ashburn D. Gross 3% 39% Flyball: RF
t5 2-1 2 1-- O PHI B. Morgan D. Gross 3% 42% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Phillies' Herm Wehmeier facing 8-9-1
b5 1-2 0 --- O CIN R. McMillan H. Wehmeier -3% 39% Foul Flyball: C
b5 1-2 1 --- O CIN D. Gross H. Wehmeier -2% 36% Popfly: 2B
b5 1-2 2 --- CIN J. Temple H. Wehmeier 2% 38% Single to CF
b5 1-2 2 1-- O CIN S. Burgess H. Wehmeier -4% 34% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Reds 1.
Top of the 6th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Don Gross facing 3-4-5
t6 2-1 0 --- PHI G. Hamner D. Gross -4% 31% Single to RF
t6 2-1 0 1-- O PHI D. Ennis D. Gross 4% 34% Flyball: CF
t6 2-1 1 1-- OO PHI W. Jones D. Gross 6% 40% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Phillies' Herm Wehmeier facing 3-4-5
b6 1-2 0 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski H. Wehmeier -4% 36% Flyball: CF
b6 1-2 1 --- R CIN W. Post H. Wehmeier 18% 54% Home Run
b6 2-2 1 --- O CIN G. Bell H. Wehmeier -3% 52% Flyball: CF
b6 2-2 2 --- O CIN B. Thurman H. Wehmeier -2% 50% Popfly: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Reds 2.
Top of the 7th, Phillies Batting, Tied 2-2, Reds' Don Gross facing 6-7-8
t7 2-2 0 --- R PHI J. Greengrass D. Gross -19% 31% Home Run (CF-RF)
t7 3-2 0 --- O PHI S. Lopata D. Gross 3% 34% Foul Flyball: C
t7 3-2 1 --- PHI A. Seminick D. Gross -5% 29% Double to CF
t7 3-2 1 -2- O PHI H. Wehmeier D. Gross 4% 33% Flyball: CF
t7 3-2 2 -2- O PHI R. Ashburn D. Gross 4% 37% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-3, Phillies' Herm Wehmeier facing 7-8-9
Eddie Waitkus replaces Stan Lopata playing 1B batting 7th
b7 2-3 0 --- CIN M. Smith H. Wehmeier 13% 50% Double (CF-RF)
b7 2-3 0 -2- R CIN R. McMillan H. Wehmeier 20% 70% Double to RF; Smith Scores
Jack Meyer replaces Herm Wehmeier pitching and batting 9th
Chuck Harmon pinch hits for Don Gross (P) batting 9th
b7 3-3 0 -2- O CIN C. Harmon J. Meyer -7% 62% Strikeout
b7 3-3 1 -2- O CIN J. Temple J. Meyer -6% 56% Lineout: RF
b7 3-3 2 -2- CIN S. Burgess J. Meyer 1% 58% Walk
b7 3-3 2 12- O CIN T. Kluszewski J. Meyer -8% 50% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Phillies 3, Reds 3.
Top of the 8th, Phillies Batting, Tied 3-3, Reds' Rudy Minarcin facing 2-3-4
Rudy Minarcin replaces Chuck Harmon (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-3 0 --- O PHI B. Morgan R. Minarcin 5% 55% Popfly: 1B
t8 3-3 1 --- O PHI G. Hamner R. Minarcin 4% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-3 2 --- O PHI D. Ennis R. Minarcin 3% 61% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Tied 3-3, Phillies' Jack Meyer facing 4-5-6
b8 3-3 0 --- CIN W. Post J. Meyer 6% 67% Walk
b8 3-3 0 1-- CIN G. Bell J. Meyer 7% 74% Post Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Post to 2B
b8 3-3 0 -2- O CIN G. Bell J. Meyer -9% 65% Foul Flyball: 3B
b8 3-3 1 -2- R CIN B. Thurman J. Meyer 21% 86% Single to CF; Post Scores/unER
b8 4-3 1 1-- O CIN M. Smith J. Meyer -3% 84% Thurman Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b8 4-3 2 --- O CIN M. Smith J. Meyer -1% 83% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Reds 4.
Top of the 9th, Phillies Batting, Behind 3-4, Reds' Rudy Minarcin facing 5-6-7
Stan Palys replaces Bob Thurman playing LF batting 6th
t9 3-4 0 --- O PHI W. Jones R. Minarcin 8% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 3-4 1 --- PHI J. Greengrass R. Minarcin -14% 77% Double to RF
t9 3-4 1 -2- PHI E. Waitkus R. Minarcin -6% 71% Walk
Joe Nuxhall replaces Rudy Minarcin pitching and batting 9th
Glen Gorbous pinch hits for Andy Seminick (C) batting 8th
t9 3-4 1 12- PHI G. Gorbous J. Nuxhall -17% 54% Walk; Greengrass to 3B; Waitkus to 2B
Peanuts Lowrey pinch hits for Jack Meyer (P) batting 9th
t9 3-4 1 123 OO PHI P. Lowrey J. Nuxhall 46% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Phillies 3, Reds 4.

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