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BAL
@BOS
1
8
CLE
@CHW
1
2
KCA
@DET
2
1
NYY
@WSH
10
4
PHI
@BRO
8
6
STL
@CIN
4
2
CHC
@MLN
0
6
PIT
@NYG
3
4
Tuesday, April 17, 1956, 2:30PM
, Crosley Field
Attendance: 32,095, Time of Game: 2:31
Cardinals
4
1-0
Won 1 
1st
at Reds
2
0-1
Lost 1 
5th, 1 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       1  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  2    4 12  0
Reds            0  1  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    2 12  0

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wally Moon 1B 4 1 2 1 1 0 .500 1.350 0.138 1.34 0.200 -0.061 1.6 9 3 2B
Red Schoendienst 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 .400 .800 -0.138 1.45 0.051 -0.189 -1.7 2 2 GDP
Stan Musial RF 5 1 1 3 0 1 .200 1.000 0.408 1.50 0.505 -0.097 1.2 2 0 HR
Hank Sauer LF 4 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .200 -0.061 0.64 0.011 -0.072 -0.5 0 0
Ken Boyer 3B 3 0 2 0 1 0 .667 1.417 0.031 1.00 0.078 -0.047 0.4 0 0 SB
Bill Virdon CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 -0.178 1.83 0.049 -0.228 -1.4 3 0
Bill Sarni C 4 1 3 0 0 0 .750 2.000 0.152 1.48 0.198 -0.045 1.3 7 0 2·2B
Alex Grammas SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.175 1.44 0.000 -0.175 -1.4 1 4
Vinegar Bend Mizell P 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 -0.076 1.49 0.045 -0.120 -0.2 3 3
   Ellis Kinder P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 4 12 4 3 3 .324 .861 0.101 1.34 1.137 -1.034 -0.5 27 12
2B: B Sarni 2 (2, 2 off J Nuxhall); W Moon (1, off J Nuxhall).
HR: S Musial (1, off J Nuxhall; 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
TB: B Sarni 5; S Musial 4; W Moon 3; K Boyer 2; R Schoendienst 2; B Virdon; V Mizell.
GIDP: R Schoendienst (1).
RBI: S Musial 3 (3); W Moon (1).
2-out RBI: S Musial 2; W Moon.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Grammas-R Schoendienst-W Moon.
Baserunning
SB: K Boyer (1, 2nd base off J Nuxhall/S Burgess).
Pickoffs: B Virdon (2nd base by S Burgess).

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 .250 .650 -0.022 1.33 0.101 -0.123 -0.4 1 4
Smoky Burgess C 5 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .400 0.007 1.37 0.093 -0.085 -0.3 4 2
   Chuck Harmon PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Ted Kluszewski 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .600 -0.186 1.84 0.023 -0.209 -1.0 12 0 2B
Wally Post RF 5 0 1 0 0 4 .200 .400 -0.134 1.64 0.047 -0.181 -1.0 3 0
Gus Bell CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 -0.062 1.47 0.051 -0.113 -0.4 0 0
Ray Jablonski 3B 4 2 3 1 0 0 .750 2.500 0.161 1.36 0.210 -0.048 1.3 0 0 HR,2B
Frank Robinson LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 .667 1.750 0.069 1.98 0.111 -0.042 0.7 3 0 2B,IW
Roy McMillan SS 4 0 2 1 0 1 .500 1.250 0.068 2.63 0.237 -0.169 1.0 4 5 2B
Joe Nuxhall P 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.252 1.75 0.000 -0.252 -2.2 0 1 GDP
   George Crowe PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.047 1.83 0.000 -0.047 -0.2
Team Totals 38 2 12 2 2 6 .316 .850 -0.398 1.69 0.873 -1.269 -2.5 27 12
2B: F Robinson (1, off V Mizell); T Kluszewski (1, off V Mizell); R McMillan (1, off V Mizell); R Jablonski (1, off V Mizell).
HR: R Jablonski (1, off V Mizell; 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
IBB: F Robinson (1, by V Mizell).
TB: R Jablonski 7; R McMillan 3; F Robinson 3; T Kluszewski 2; W Post; G Bell; J Temple; S Burgess.
GIDP: J Nuxhall (1).
RBI: R McMillan (1); R Jablonski (1).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Temple-T Kluszewski.

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vinegar Bend Mizell, W (1-0) 8.2 12 2 2 2 5 1 2.08 39 55 0.307 1.65 2.1
Ellis Kinder, S (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 1 2 0 0.090 3.53 0.4
Team Totals 9 12 2 2 2 6 1 2.00 40 55 2 0 0.397 1.69 2.5

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Nuxhall, L (0-1) 9 12 4 4 3 3 1 4.00 40 47 -0.102 1.34 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 4 4 3 3 1 4.00 40 47 -0.102 1.34 0.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: V Mizell (1; F Robinson).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Babe Pinelli, 1B - Dusty Boggess, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Hal Dixon.
Time of Game: 2:31.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 44° F.

Starting Lineups

St.Louis Cardinals         Cincinnati Reds
1 Wally Moon 1B 1 Johnny Temple 2B
2 Red Schoendienst 2B 2 Smoky Burgess C
3 Stan Musial RF 3 Ted Kluszewski 1B
4 Hank Sauer LF 4 Wally Post RF
5 Ken Boyer 3B 5 Gus Bell CF
6 Bill Virdon CF 6 Ray Jablonski 3B
7 Bill Sarni C 7 Frank Robinson LF
8 Alex Grammas SS 8 Roy McMillan SS
9 Vinegar Bend Mizel P 9 Joe Nuxhall P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 2-2 2 1-- RR STL S. Musial J. Nuxhall 49% 91% Home Run (CF-RF); Schoendienst Scores
b4 1-2 1 12- R CIN R. McMillan V. Mizell -19% 34% Double to RF (CF-RF); Jablonski Scores; Robinson to 3B
t2 1-0 1 123 OO STL R. Schoendienst J. Nuxhall -13% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
b8 2-2 2 123 O CIN R. McMillan V. Mizell 13% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 2-2 1 12- O STL A. Grammas J. Nuxhall -13% 44% Virdon Picked off 2B (C-SS)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- STL W. Moon J. Nuxhall 6% 56% Ground-rule Double
t1 0-0 0 -2- O STL R. Schoendienst J. Nuxhall -1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B; Moon to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 RO STL S. Musial J. Nuxhall 2% 56% Groundout: SS-1B; Moon Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- STL H. Sauer J. Nuxhall 1% 58% Walk
t1 1-0 2 1-- STL K. Boyer J. Nuxhall 2% 59% Single to LF; Sauer to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- O STL B. Virdon J. Nuxhall -4% 55% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O CIN J. Temple V. Mizell 2% 58% Flyball: RF
b1 0-1 1 --- O CIN S. Burgess V. Mizell 2% 59% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-1 2 --- CIN T. Kluszewski V. Mizell -2% 57% Ground-rule Double
b1 0-1 2 -2- O CIN W. Post V. Mizell 3% 61% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Reds 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- STL B. Sarni J. Nuxhall 6% 66% Double to LF
t2 1-0 0 -2- O STL A. Grammas J. Nuxhall -4% 62% Foul Flyball: 1B
t2 1-0 1 -2- STL V. Mizell J. Nuxhall 4% 67% Single to LF; Sarni to 3B
t2 1-0 1 1-3 STL W. Moon J. Nuxhall 3% 69% Walk; Mizell to 2B
t2 1-0 1 123 OO STL R. Schoendienst J. Nuxhall -13% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- O CIN G. Bell V. Mizell 3% 58% Groundout: P unassisted
b2 0-1 1 --- R CIN R. Jablonski V. Mizell -11% 47% Home Run
b2 1-1 1 --- CIN F. Robinson V. Mizell -4% 43% Ground-rule Double
b2 1-1 1 -2- CIN R. McMillan V. Mizell -5% 38% Single to SS; Robinson to 3B
b2 1-1 1 1-3 OO CIN J. Nuxhall V. Mizell 12% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Reds 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 3-4-5
t3 1-1 0 --- O STL S. Musial J. Nuxhall -3% 47% Popfly: SS
t3 1-1 1 --- O STL H. Sauer J. Nuxhall -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-1 2 --- STL K. Boyer J. Nuxhall 1% 47% Walk
t3 1-1 2 1-- O STL B. Virdon J. Nuxhall -3% 45% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- CIN J. Temple V. Mizell -4% 41% Single to CF
b3 1-1 0 1-- O CIN S. Burgess V. Mizell 2% 42% Groundout: P-1B; Temple to 2B
b3 1-1 1 -2- O CIN T. Kluszewski V. Mizell 3% 46% Groundout: SS-1B; Temple to 3B
b3 1-1 2 --3 O CIN W. Post V. Mizell 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Reds 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 7-8-9
t4 1-1 0 --- STL B. Sarni J. Nuxhall 7% 57% Ground-rule Double
t4 1-1 0 -2- O STL A. Grammas J. Nuxhall -5% 52% Flyball: RF
t4 1-1 1 -2- O STL V. Mizell J. Nuxhall -4% 49% Groundout: P-1B; Sarni to 3B
t4 1-1 2 --3 R STL W. Moon J. Nuxhall 11% 60% Single to CF; Sarni Scores
t4 2-1 2 1-- STL R. Schoendienst J. Nuxhall 2% 62% Single to LF; Moon to 2B
t4 2-1 2 12- O STL S. Musial J. Nuxhall -4% 57% Foul Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- O CIN G. Bell V. Mizell 3% 61% Groundout: P-1B
b4 1-2 1 --- CIN R. Jablonski V. Mizell -3% 57% Single to CF
b4 1-2 1 1-- CIN F. Robinson V. Mizell -5% 52% Single to LF; Jablonski to 2B
b4 1-2 1 12- R CIN R. McMillan V. Mizell -19% 34% Double to RF (CF-RF); Jablonski Scores; Robinson to 3B
b4 2-2 1 -23 O CIN J. Nuxhall V. Mizell 9% 43% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-2 2 -23 O CIN J. Temple V. Mizell 7% 50% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Reds 2.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 4-5-6
t5 2-2 0 --- O STL H. Sauer J. Nuxhall -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-2 1 --- STL K. Boyer J. Nuxhall 3% 50% Single to CF
t5 2-2 1 1-- O STL B. Virdon J. Nuxhall -4% 46% Flyball: LF
t5 2-2 2 1-- STL B. Sarni J. Nuxhall 1% 48% Boyer Steals 2B
t5 2-2 2 -2- O STL B. Sarni J. Nuxhall -5% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 2-3-4
b5 2-2 0 --- O CIN S. Burgess V. Mizell 3% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 2-2 1 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski V. Mizell 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b5 2-2 2 --- O CIN W. Post V. Mizell 1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Reds 2.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 8-9-1
t6 2-2 0 --- O STL A. Grammas J. Nuxhall -3% 47% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-2 1 --- O STL V. Mizell J. Nuxhall -2% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 2-2 2 --- O STL W. Moon J. Nuxhall -2% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 5-6-7
b6 2-2 0 --- CIN G. Bell V. Mizell -5% 37% Single to CF
b6 2-2 0 1-- O CIN R. Jablonski V. Mizell 5% 42% Popfly: C
b6 2-2 1 1-- O CIN F. Robinson V. Mizell 4% 46% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 2-2 2 1-- O CIN R. McMillan V. Mizell 4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Reds 2.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 2-3-4
t7 2-2 0 --- O STL R. Schoendienst J. Nuxhall -4% 46% Flyball: RF
t7 2-2 1 --- O STL S. Musial J. Nuxhall -3% 43% Strikeout
t7 2-2 2 --- O STL H. Sauer J. Nuxhall -2% 41% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 9-1-2
b7 2-2 0 --- O CIN J. Nuxhall V. Mizell 4% 45% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 2-2 1 --- O CIN J. Temple V. Mizell 3% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-2 2 --- O CIN S. Burgess V. Mizell 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Reds 2.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 5-6-7
t8 2-2 0 --- O STL K. Boyer J. Nuxhall -5% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-2 1 --- STL B. Virdon J. Nuxhall 5% 50% Single to RF
t8 2-2 1 1-- STL B. Sarni J. Nuxhall 7% 57% Single to LF; Virdon to 2B
t8 2-2 1 12- O STL A. Grammas J. Nuxhall -13% 44% Virdon Picked off 2B (C-SS)
t8 2-2 2 1-- O STL A. Grammas J. Nuxhall -5% 39% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 3-4-5
b8 2-2 0 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski V. Mizell 5% 44% Flyball: CF
b8 2-2 1 --- CIN W. Post V. Mizell -5% 39% Single to LF
b8 2-2 1 1-- O CIN G. Bell V. Mizell 6% 45% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 2-2 2 1-- CIN R. Jablonski V. Mizell -6% 39% Double to LF; Bell to 3B
b8 2-2 2 -23 CIN F. Robinson V. Mizell -2% 37% Intentional Walk
b8 2-2 2 123 O CIN R. McMillan V. Mizell 13% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 2, Reds 2.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 9-1-2
t9 2-2 0 --- O STL V. Mizell J. Nuxhall -6% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-2 1 --- O STL W. Moon J. Nuxhall -4% 40% Flyball: LF
t9 2-2 2 --- STL R. Schoendienst J. Nuxhall 3% 43% Single to P
t9 2-2 2 1-- RR STL S. Musial J. Nuxhall 49% 91% Home Run (CF-RF); Schoendienst Scores
t9 4-2 2 --- O STL H. Sauer J. Nuxhall -0% 91% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 9-1-2
George Crowe pinch hits for Joe Nuxhall (P) batting 9th
b9 2-4 0 --- O CIN G. Crowe V. Mizell 5% 96% Groundout: P-1B
b9 2-4 1 --- CIN J. Temple V. Mizell -6% 89% Walk
b9 2-4 1 1-- CIN S. Burgess V. Mizell -9% 80% Single to RF; Temple to 2B
Chuck Harmon pinch runs for Smoky Burgess (C) batting 2nd
b9 2-4 1 12- O CIN T. Kluszewski V. Mizell 11% 91% Flyball: CF
Ellis Kinder replaces Vinegar Bend Mizell pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-4 2 12- O CIN W. Post E. Kinder 9% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Reds 2.

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