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Scores
Standings
DET
@CHW
1
2
DET
@CHW
6
11
SLB
@CLE
1
3
SLB
@CLE
0
9
PHA
@NYY
0
4
BOS
@WSH
5
4
CHC
@MLN
2
10
CHC
@MLN
7
2
 
(7)
NYG
@PHI
3
6
BRO
@PIT
10
4
BRO
@PIT
9
7
CIN
@STL
5
3
Sunday, August 23, 1953,
, County Stadium
Attendance: 36,119, Time of Game: 2:08
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Cubs
7
46-75
 Won 1 
7th, 37½ GB
at Braves
2
76-48
 Lost 1 
2nd, 9 GB
L: Ernie Johnson (4-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  2  1   0  3  0   1    7 13  0
Braves          2  0  0   0  0  0   0    2  6  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Metkovich RF 3 0 2 0 0 1 4 .201 .287 .322 .610 0.053 0.69 0.065 -0.011 1.0 2 0 2B,HBP
Eddie Miksis SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .245 .285 .346 .632 -0.043 1.11 0.037 -0.080 -0.6 2 2 SH
Dee Fondy 1B 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 .310 .359 .487 .846 0.099 1.02 0.146 -0.047 0.6 7 1
Ralph Kiner LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .275 .392 .511 .904 0.045 1.05 0.080 -0.035 0.4 1 0 IW
Randy Jackson 3B 3 2 3 2 0 0 4 .283 .344 .488 .832 0.231 1.27 0.231 0.000 3.0 0 4 2B,SH
Joe Garagiola C 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .258 .339 .361 .700 -0.021 1.21 0.074 -0.095 -0.9 5 0 GDP
Bill Serena 2B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .242 .340 .425 .765 0.072 1.05 0.109 -0.037 1.7 2 1 3B
Hal Jeffcoat CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .211 .288 .271 .559 -0.026 0.91 0.012 -0.039 -0.5 1 0 SH
Johnny Klippstein P 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .196 .196 .304 .500 -0.049 0.83 0.010 -0.059 -1.2 1 0
Team Totals 31 7 13 6 1 4 36 .419 .455 .548 1.003 0.361 1.01 0.764 -0.403 3.5 21 8
2B: R Jackson (19, off J Wilson); G Metkovich (7, off V Bickford).
3B: B Serena (3, off V Bickford).
SH: H Jeffcoat (3, off E Johnson); R Jackson (7, off E Johnson); E Miksis (12, off V Bickford).
IBB: R Kiner (9, by E Johnson).
HBP: G Metkovich (1, by E Johnson).
TB: R Jackson 4; B Serena 4; G Metkovich 3; D Fondy 2; R Kiner; E Miksis; J Garagiola; H Jeffcoat.
GIDP: J Garagiola (8).
RBI: R Jackson 2 (59); B Serena 2 (42); J Klippstein (3); J Garagiola (28).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Miksis-B Serena-D Fondy.

Milwaukee Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Bruton CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .255 .309 .335 .643 0.010 0.86 0.059 -0.049 -0.1 3 0 SB
Johnny Logan SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .285 .340 .405 .745 0.021 0.87 0.076 -0.054 0.1 1 4
Eddie Mathews 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .299 .401 .628 1.029 -0.059 1.07 0.019 -0.078 -0.7 1 2 IW
Andy Pafko RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .304 .352 .464 .815 -0.094 1.38 0.012 -0.106 -0.9 1 0 GDP
Joe Adcock 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .278 .327 .436 .763 0.040 1.39 0.105 -0.065 0.4 8 0
Del Crandall C 3 0 2 1 0 1 3 .280 .334 .453 .787 0.118 1.04 0.137 -0.019 1.1 4 0 2B
Sid Gordon LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .263 .360 .446 .806 -0.015 1.10 0.027 -0.042 -0.4 1 0
Jack Dittmer 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .258 .286 .346 .632 -0.090 1.27 0.000 -0.090 -0.8 2 3
Jim Wilson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .211 .250 .461 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ernie Johnson P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .083 .083 .083 .167 -0.074 1.46 0.000 -0.074 -0.6 0 1
   Vern Bickford P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .125 .067 .192 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
   George Crowe PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .314 .406 .721 0.020 0.42 0.020 0.000 0.4
Team Totals 26 2 6 2 4 4 30 .231 .333 .269 .603 -0.123 1.09 0.455 -0.577 -1.5 21 12
2B: D Crandall (13, off J Klippstein).
IBB: E Mathews (11, by J Klippstein).
TB: D Crandall 3; J Logan 2; B Bruton; J Adcock.
GIDP: A Pafko (8).
RBI: J Adcock (68); D Crandall (44).
2-out RBI: J Adcock; D Crandall.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Dittmer-J Logan-J Adcock.
E: E Mathews (18).
Baserunning
SB: B Bruton (24, 2nd base off J Klippstein/J Garagiola).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Klippstein, W (8-10) 7 6 2 2 4 4 0 5.28 30 57 0.123 1.09 1.5
Team Totals 7 6 2 2 4 4 0 2.57 30 57 0.123 1.09 1.5

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Wilson 1 4 2 2 0 1 0 4.26 7 38 -0.148 1.15 -1.5
Ernie Johnson, L (4-3) 3 5 4 4 1 2 0 2.84 16 2 1 -0.211 1.39 -2.5
Vern Bickford 3 4 1 1 0 1 0 5.17 13 2 1 -0.001 0.44 0.5
Team Totals 7 13 7 7 1 4 0 9.00 36 38 4 2 -0.360 1.01 -3.5
J Wilson faced 3 batters in the 2nd inning.
E Johnson faced 4 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Klippstein (9); E Johnson (2).
HBP: E Johnson (3; G Metkovich).
IBB: E Johnson (6; R Kiner); J Klippstein (4; E Mathews).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Secory, 1B - Frank Dascoli, 2B - Hal Dixon, 3B - Larry Goetz.
Time of Game: 2:08.
Attendance: 36,119.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Milwaukee Braves
1 George Metkovich RF 1 Bill Bruton CF
2 Eddie Miksis SS 2 Johnny Logan SS
3 Dee Fondy 1B 3 Eddie Mathews 3B
4 Ralph Kiner LF 4 Andy Pafko RF
5 Randy Jackson 3B 5 Joe Adcock 1B
6 Joe Garagiola C 6 Del Crandall C
7 Bill Serena 2B 7 Sid Gordon LF
8 Hal Jeffcoat CF 8 Jack Dittmer 2B
9 Johnny Klippstein P 9 Jim Wilson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 3-2 0 1-- CHC D. Fondy E. Johnson 11% 78% Single; Fondy to 2B/Adv on E5; Miksis to 3B
b1 0-0 2 12- R MLN J. Adcock J. Klippstein -11% 35% Single; Mathews to 3B; Bruton Scores
t5 3-2 0 123 RR CHC R. Jackson E. Johnson 8% 88% Single; Kiner to 2B; Fondy Scores; Miksis Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-3 R MLN D. Crandall J. Klippstein -8% 27% Single; Adcock to 2B; Mathews Scores
t3 2-2 0 12- CHC R. Jackson E. Johnson 8% 68% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; Kiner to 2B; Fondy to 3B

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, Braves' Jim Wilson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHC G. Metkovich J. Wilson 4% 54% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CHC E. Miksis J. Wilson -3% 50% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CHC D. Fondy J. Wilson -3% 47% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Kiner J. Wilson -2% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- MLN B. Bruton J. Klippstein -3% 42% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- MLN J. Logan J. Klippstein -2% 39% Bruton Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- O MLN J. Logan J. Klippstein 4% 43% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 -2- MLN E. Mathews J. Klippstein -2% 41% Intentional Walk
b1 0-0 1 12- O MLN A. Pafko J. Klippstein 4% 46% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 12- R MLN J. Adcock J. Klippstein -11% 35% Single; Mathews to 3B; Bruton Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-3 R MLN D. Crandall J. Klippstein -8% 27% Single; Adcock to 2B; Mathews Scores
b1 2-0 2 12- O MLN S. Gordon J. Klippstein 3% 30% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Jim Wilson facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- CHC R. Jackson J. Wilson 6% 36% Double
t2 0-2 0 -2- R CHC J. Garagiola J. Wilson 7% 44% Single; Jackson Scores
t2 1-2 0 1-- CHC B. Serena J. Wilson 6% 50% Single; Garagiola to 2B
Ernie Johnson replaces Jim Wilson pitching and batting 9th
t2 1-2 0 12- O CHC H. Jeffcoat E. Johnson -1% 49% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Serena to 2B; Garagiola to 3B
t2 1-2 1 -23 RO CHC J. Klippstein E. Johnson -2% 47% Fielder's Choice SS; Serena out at 3B/SS-3B; Garagiola Scores; Klippstein to 1B
t2 2-2 2 1-- CHC G. Metkovich E. Johnson 1% 48% Wild Pitch; Klippstein to 2B
t2 2-2 2 -2- CHC G. Metkovich E. Johnson 1% 49% Hit By Pitch
t2 2-2 2 12- O CHC E. Miksis E. Johnson -4% 45% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 8-9-1
b2 2-2 0 --- O MLN J. Dittmer J. Klippstein 2% 47% Flyball: RF
b2 2-2 1 --- O MLN E. Johnson J. Klippstein 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 2-2 2 --- O MLN B. Bruton J. Klippstein 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Braves' Ernie Johnson facing 3-4-5
t3 2-2 0 --- CHC D. Fondy E. Johnson 4% 54% Single
t3 2-2 0 1-- CHC R. Kiner E. Johnson 6% 60% Single; Fondy to 2B
t3 2-2 0 12- CHC R. Jackson E. Johnson 8% 68% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; Kiner to 2B; Fondy to 3B
t3 2-2 0 123 ROO CHC J. Garagiola E. Johnson -8% 60% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Fondy Scores; Kiner to 3B
t3 3-2 2 --3 O CHC B. Serena E. Johnson -4% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 2-3-4
b3 2-3 0 --- MLN J. Logan J. Klippstein -4% 52% Single
b3 2-3 0 1-- O MLN E. Mathews J. Klippstein 4% 56% Flyball: SS
b3 2-3 1 1-- OO MLN A. Pafko J. Klippstein 6% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Braves 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Ernie Johnson facing 8-9-1
t4 3-2 0 --- O CHC H. Jeffcoat E. Johnson -2% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 3-2 1 --- O CHC J. Klippstein E. Johnson -2% 58% Strikeout
t4 3-2 2 --- O CHC G. Metkovich E. Johnson -1% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 5-6-7
b4 2-3 0 --- O MLN J. Adcock J. Klippstein 3% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-3 1 --- MLN D. Crandall J. Klippstein -5% 55% Double
b4 2-3 1 -2- MLN S. Gordon J. Klippstein -3% 52% Walk
b4 2-3 1 12- O MLN J. Dittmer J. Klippstein 6% 58% Strikeout
b4 2-3 2 12- O MLN E. Johnson J. Klippstein 6% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Braves 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Ernie Johnson facing 2-3-4
t5 3-2 0 --- CHC E. Miksis E. Johnson 4% 68% Single
t5 3-2 0 1-- CHC D. Fondy E. Johnson 11% 78% Single; Fondy to 2B/Adv on E5; Miksis to 3B
t5 3-2 0 -23 CHC R. Kiner E. Johnson 2% 80% Intentional Walk
t5 3-2 0 123 RR CHC R. Jackson E. Johnson 8% 88% Single; Kiner to 2B; Fondy Scores; Miksis Scores
Vern Bickford replaces Ernie Johnson pitching and batting 9th
t5 5-2 0 12- O CHC J. Garagiola V. Bickford -1% 87% Flyball: CF; Kiner to 3B
t5 5-2 1 1-3 RO CHC B. Serena V. Bickford 1% 89% Flyball: RF; Kiner Scores
t5 6-2 2 1-- CHC H. Jeffcoat V. Bickford 1% 90% Single; Jackson to 3B; Jeffcoat to 2B/Adv on throw
t5 6-2 2 -23 O CHC J. Klippstein V. Bickford -2% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 6, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-6, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 1-2-3
b5 2-6 0 --- O MLN B. Bruton J. Klippstein 2% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-6 1 --- MLN J. Logan J. Klippstein -2% 88% Single
b5 2-6 1 1-- MLN E. Mathews J. Klippstein -1% 87% Wild Pitch; Logan to 2B
b5 2-6 1 -2- O MLN E. Mathews J. Klippstein 3% 90% Flyball: SS
b5 2-6 2 -2- MLN A. Pafko J. Klippstein -1% 88% Walk
b5 2-6 2 12- O MLN J. Adcock J. Klippstein 4% 92% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 6, Braves 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-2, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 1-2-3
t6 6-2 0 --- CHC G. Metkovich V. Bickford 2% 94% Double
t6 6-2 0 -2- O CHC E. Miksis V. Bickford -0% 94% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Metkovich to 3B
t6 6-2 1 --3 O CHC D. Fondy V. Bickford -2% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 6-2 2 --3 O CHC R. Kiner V. Bickford -1% 90% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-6, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 6-7-8
b6 2-6 0 --- O MLN D. Crandall J. Klippstein 2% 92% Strikeout
b6 2-6 1 --- O MLN S. Gordon J. Klippstein 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-6 2 --- O MLN J. Dittmer J. Klippstein 1% 94% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Braves 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-2, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 5-6-7
t7 6-2 0 --- CHC R. Jackson V. Bickford 1% 95% Single
t7 6-2 0 1-- O CHC J. Garagiola V. Bickford -1% 94% Strikeout
t7 6-2 1 1-- R CHC B. Serena V. Bickford 3% 98% Triple; Jackson Scores
t7 7-2 1 --3 O CHC H. Jeffcoat V. Bickford -1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 7-2 2 --3 O CHC J. Klippstein V. Bickford -1% 96% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 7, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-7, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 9-1-2
George Crowe pinch hits for Vern Bickford (P) batting 9th
b7 2-7 0 --- MLN G. Crowe J. Klippstein -2% 94% Walk
b7 2-7 0 1-- O MLN B. Bruton J. Klippstein 2% 96% Flyball: RF
b7 2-7 1 1-- O MLN J. Logan J. Klippstein 1% 97% Flyball: C
b7 2-7 2 1-- O MLN E. Mathews J. Klippstein 1% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 7, Braves 2.

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