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Standings
BAL
@WSH
2
9
PIT
@CIN
1
4
Thursday, April 9, 1959,
, Crosley Field
Attendance: 32,190, Time of Game: 2:05
Pirates
1
0-1
Lost 1 
8th, 1 GB
at Reds
4
1-0
Won 1 
1st
W: Bob Purkey (1-0)
L: Ron Kline (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  0
Reds            0  0  0   2  2  0   0  0  X    4  8  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Virdon CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.118 1.09 0.000 -0.118 -1.2 3 0
Roberto Clemente RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 .250 .500 0.053 0.82 0.106 -0.053 0.3 3 0
Bob Skinner LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.062 0.57 0.000 -0.062 -0.7 2 0
Dick Stuart 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 -0.020 0.79 0.038 -0.058 -0.3 8 0
Don Hoak 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 0.071 0.73 0.107 -0.035 0.7 0 2
Bill Mazeroski 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 1.000 -0.098 0.74 0.018 -0.116 -1.0 3 1 2B
Dick Groat SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 -0.065 1.41 0.052 -0.117 -0.9 3 5 GDP
Hank Foiles C 3 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 -0.090 1.32 0.040 -0.130 -0.6 2 0 GDP
Ron Kline P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.035 1.09 0.000 -0.035 -0.3 0 1 SH
   Bob Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Smoky Burgess PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.000 0.035 0.55 0.035 0.000 0.4 2B
   Dick Schofield PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Bob Porterfield P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 6 1 1 3 .200 .492 -0.329 0.91 0.396 -0.724 -3.6 24 9
2B: S Burgess (1, off B Purkey); B Mazeroski (1, off B Purkey).
SH: R Kline (1, off B Purkey).
TB: S Burgess 2; B Mazeroski 2; H Foiles; D Groat; D Hoak; R Clemente.
GIDP: H Foiles (1); D Groat (1).
RBI: R Clemente (1).
2-out RBI: R Clemente.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Groat-B Mazeroski.

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.050 0.67 0.000 -0.050 -0.8 3 4 SH
Vada Pinson CF 4 2 2 1 0 0 .500 1.000 0.084 0.84 0.104 -0.020 0.6 1 0
Gus Bell RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 -0.064 0.80 0.003 -0.067 -0.5 1 0
Frank Robinson 1B 4 1 2 3 0 0 .500 1.750 0.276 0.88 0.306 -0.030 2.2 12 0 HR
Frank Thomas 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .750 0.014 0.44 0.043 -0.028 -0.2 1 3 2B
Jerry Lynch LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .333 1.167 0.000 0.52 0.033 -0.034 0.1 2 0 2B
Ed Bailey C 3 0 1 0 1 1 .333 .833 -0.016 0.77 0.025 -0.040 0.3 5 1 IW
Roy McMillan SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.106 1.06 0.000 -0.106 -2.0 2 3
Bob Purkey P 3 1 1 0 0 1 .333 1.000 0.031 0.64 0.059 -0.028 0.2 0 2 2B
Team Totals 30 4 8 4 3 2 .267 .800 0.169 0.73 0.573 -0.403 -0.1 27 13
2B: B Purkey (1, off R Kline); J Lynch (1, off R Kline); F Thomas (1, off R Kline).
HR: F Robinson (1, off R Kline; 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SH: J Temple (1, off R Kline).
IBB: E Bailey (1, by R Kline).
TB: F Robinson 5; J Lynch 2; B Purkey 2; F Thomas 2; V Pinson 2; E Bailey.
RBI: F Robinson 3 (3); V Pinson (1).
2-out RBI: F Robinson.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. R McMillan-J Temple-F Robinson 2.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Kline, L (0-1) 5 7 4 4 2 2 1 7.20 24 37 -0.220 0.94 -1.8
Bob Smith 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 7 1 0 0.042 0.28 1.4
Bob Porterfield 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.007 0.09 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 4 4 3 2 1 4.50 34 37 1 0 -0.171 0.73 0.1
R Kline faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Purkey, W (1-0) 9 6 1 1 1 3 0 1.00 32 73 0.329 0.91 3.6
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 1 3 0 1.00 32 73 0.329 0.91 3.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Kline (1; E Bailey).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jocko Conlan, 1B - Augie Donatelli, 2B - Ken Burkhart, 3B - Tony Venzon.
Time of Game: 2:05.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Cincinnati Reds
1 Bill Virdon CF 1 Johnny Temple 2B
2 Roberto Clemente RF 2 Vada Pinson CF
3 Bob Skinner LF 3 Gus Bell RF
4 Dick Stuart 1B 4 Frank Robinson 1B
5 Don Hoak 3B 5 Frank Thomas 3B
6 Bill Mazeroski 2B 6 Jerry Lynch LF
7 Dick Groat SS 7 Ed Bailey C
8 Hank Foiles C 8 Roy McMillan SS
9 Ron Kline P 9 Bob Purkey P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-1 1 1-- RR CIN F. Robinson R. Kline 24% 67% Home Run (Deep LF); Pinson Scores
t2 0-0 0 1-- PIT D. Hoak B. Purkey -11% 36% Single to CF; Stuart to 3B; Hoak to 2B/Adv on throw
t5 1-2 0 1-- OO PIT H. Foiles B. Purkey 11% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t3 0-0 2 -2- R PIT R. Clemente B. Purkey -11% 41% Single to RF; Foiles Scores
t2 0-0 0 -23 O PIT B. Mazeroski B. Purkey 10% 46% Fielder's Choice 3B; Stuart out at Hm/3B-C

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' Bob Purkey facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Virdon B. Purkey 2% 52% Flyball: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente B. Purkey 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT B. Skinner B. Purkey 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CIN J. Temple R. Kline -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CIN V. Pinson R. Kline -2% 51% Flyball: SS
b1 0-0 2 --- O CIN G. Bell R. Kline -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Bob Purkey facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- PIT D. Stuart B. Purkey -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- PIT D. Hoak B. Purkey -11% 36% Single to CF; Stuart to 3B; Hoak to 2B/Adv on throw
t2 0-0 0 -23 O PIT B. Mazeroski B. Purkey 10% 46% Fielder's Choice 3B; Stuart out at Hm/3B-C
t2 0-0 1 12- OO PIT D. Groat B. Purkey 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CIN F. Robinson R. Kline -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 1 --- CIN F. Thomas R. Kline 4% 57% Ground-rule Double (Deep CF)
b2 0-0 1 -2- O CIN J. Lynch R. Kline -3% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Thomas to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 O CIN E. Bailey R. Kline -4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Bob Purkey facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- PIT H. Foiles B. Purkey -4% 46% Single to CF
t3 0-0 0 1-- O PIT R. Kline B. Purkey 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Foiles to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- O PIT B. Virdon B. Purkey 4% 52% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 2 -2- R PIT R. Clemente B. Purkey -11% 41% Single to RF; Foiles Scores
t3 1-0 2 1-- O PIT B. Skinner B. Purkey 2% 44% Foul Flyball: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O CIN R. McMillan R. Kline -3% 41% Flyball: LF
b3 0-1 1 --- O CIN B. Purkey R. Kline -2% 39% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 --- O CIN J. Temple R. Kline -1% 38% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Reds 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Bob Purkey facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O PIT D. Stuart B. Purkey 2% 40% Foul Flyball: C
t4 1-0 1 --- O PIT D. Hoak B. Purkey 2% 42% Flyball: SS
t4 1-0 2 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski B. Purkey 1% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- CIN V. Pinson R. Kline 5% 48% Single to CF
b4 0-1 0 1-- O CIN G. Bell R. Kline -5% 43% Popfly: SS
b4 0-1 1 1-- RR CIN F. Robinson R. Kline 24% 67% Home Run (Deep LF); Pinson Scores
b4 2-1 1 --- O CIN F. Thomas R. Kline -2% 65% Flyball: CF
b4 2-1 2 --- CIN J. Lynch R. Kline 2% 67% Ground-rule Double (Deep RF)
b4 2-1 2 -2- CIN E. Bailey R. Kline 1% 68% Intentional Walk
b4 2-1 2 12- O CIN R. McMillan R. Kline -4% 64% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Reds 2.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Bob Purkey facing 7-8-9
t5 1-2 0 --- PIT D. Groat B. Purkey -5% 59% Single to LF
t5 1-2 0 1-- OO PIT H. Foiles B. Purkey 11% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t5 1-2 2 --- O PIT R. Kline B. Purkey 2% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 9-1-2
b5 2-1 0 --- CIN B. Purkey R. Kline 6% 77% Ground-rule Double (Deep CF)
b5 2-1 0 -2- O CIN J. Temple R. Kline -1% 76% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Purkey to 3B
b5 2-1 1 --3 R CIN V. Pinson R. Kline 6% 81% Single to LF; Purkey Scores
b5 3-1 1 1-- O CIN G. Bell R. Kline -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B; Pinson to 2B
b5 3-1 2 -2- R CIN F. Robinson R. Kline 7% 87% Single to CF; Pinson Scores
b5 4-1 2 1-- O CIN F. Thomas R. Kline -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Reds 4.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-4, Reds' Bob Purkey facing 1-2-3
t6 1-4 0 --- O PIT B. Virdon B. Purkey 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-4 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente B. Purkey 2% 90% Flyball: CF
t6 1-4 2 --- O PIT B. Skinner B. Purkey 1% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Reds 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-1, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 6-7-8
b6 4-1 0 --- CIN J. Lynch R. Kline 1% 92% Walk
Bob Smith replaces Ron Kline pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-1 0 1-- CIN E. Bailey B. Smith 2% 94% Single to RF; Lynch to 2B
b6 4-1 0 12- OO CIN R. McMillan B. Smith -4% 90% Line Drive Double Play: SS-2B
b6 4-1 2 1-- O CIN B. Purkey B. Smith -1% 89% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Reds 4.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-4, Reds' Bob Purkey facing 4-5-6
t7 1-4 0 --- O PIT D. Stuart B. Purkey 2% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-4 1 --- O PIT D. Hoak B. Purkey 2% 93% Groundout: P-1B
t7 1-4 2 --- PIT B. Mazeroski B. Purkey -2% 92% Ground-rule Double (Deep LF)
t7 1-4 2 -2- O PIT D. Groat B. Purkey 3% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Reds 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-1, Pirates' Bob Smith facing 1-2-3
b7 4-1 0 --- O CIN J. Temple B. Smith -1% 94% Flyball: CF
b7 4-1 1 --- O CIN V. Pinson B. Smith -0% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 4-1 2 --- CIN G. Bell B. Smith 0% 94% Walk
b7 4-1 2 1-- O CIN F. Robinson B. Smith -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Reds 4.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-4, Reds' Bob Purkey facing 8-9-1
t8 1-4 0 --- O PIT H. Foiles B. Purkey 2% 95% Flyball: SS
Smoky Burgess pinch hits for Bob Smith (P) batting 9th
t8 1-4 1 --- PIT S. Burgess B. Purkey -3% 92% Double to RF
Dick Schofield pinch runs for Smoky Burgess (PH) batting 9th
t8 1-4 1 -2- O PIT B. Virdon B. Purkey 3% 95% Flyball: LF
t8 1-4 2 -2- O PIT R. Clemente B. Purkey 2% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Reds 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-1, Pirates' Bob Porterfield facing 5-6-7
Bob Porterfield replaces Dick Schofield (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-1 0 --- O CIN F. Thomas B. Porterfield -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 4-1 1 --- O CIN J. Lynch B. Porterfield -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 4-1 2 --- O CIN E. Bailey B. Porterfield -0% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Reds 4.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-4, Reds' Bob Purkey facing 3-4-5
t9 1-4 0 --- O PIT B. Skinner B. Purkey 2% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t9 1-4 1 --- O PIT D. Stuart B. Purkey 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 1-4 2 --- O PIT D. Hoak B. Purkey 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Reds 4.

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