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@BAL
1
0
CHW
@CLE
8
1
STL
@CHC
13
23
CIN
@MLN
1
5
Saturday, April 17, 1954,
, County Stadium
Attendance: 20,938, Time of Game: 2:25
Reds
1
2-1
 Lost 1 
1st
at Braves
5
2-1
 Won 2 
1st
W: Lew Burdette (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
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Reds            1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  7  0
Braves          1  2  0   0  0  2   0  0  X    5 10  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Adams 3B 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .385 .467 .462 .928 0.044 0.69 0.079 -0.035 0.2 0 0
Roy McMillan SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .231 .231 .308 .538 0.012 1.03 0.056 -0.044 0.2 2 1
   Lloyd Merriman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.057 1.46 0.000 -0.057 -0.9 GDP
   Art Fowler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Gus Bell CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .231 .286 .462 .747 -0.077 1.00 0.000 -0.077 -0.8 4 0
Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .231 .286 .231 .516 -0.041 1.00 0.012 -0.053 -0.5 4 1
Jim Greengrass LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .583 .643 1.250 1.893 0.024 0.51 0.047 -0.023 0.1 1 0
Johnny Temple 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .417 .500 .583 1.083 -0.011 0.92 0.045 -0.056 0.1 5 3
Wally Post RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .077 .143 .077 .220 -0.116 1.14 0.000 -0.116 -1.1 1 0
Andy Seminick C 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .125 .300 .125 .425 -0.015 0.77 0.013 -0.028 -0.1 2 0
   Nino Escalera PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.026 0.57 0.026 0.000 0.4
   Ed Bailey C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.019 0.39 0.019 0.000 0.4 2 0
Corky Valentine P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.043 0.81 0.000 -0.043 -0.4 0 1
   Chuck Harmon PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.024 1.08 0.000 -0.024 -0.4
   Rocky Bridges SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 1
   Grady Hatton PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.022 0.97 0.000 -0.022 -0.5
Team Totals 33 1 7 1 4 2 37 .212 .297 .212 .509 -0.281 0.88 0.297 -0.578 -3.3 24 8
TB: J Temple 2; N Escalera; E Bailey; R McMillan; J Greengrass; B Adams.
GIDP: L Merriman (1).
RBI: T Kluszewski (1).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Kluszewski-R Bridges-A Fowler; J Temple-T Kluszewski.

Milwaukee Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Bruton CF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .417 .533 .417 .950 0.055 0.54 0.076 -0.021 1.0 1 0
Danny O'Connell 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .462 .500 .462 .962 0.055 0.68 0.075 -0.019 0.4 4 4
Eddie Mathews 3B 4 0 3 1 0 1 4 .500 .643 1.200 1.843 0.112 0.83 0.130 -0.017 1.5 1 2 2B
Joe Adcock 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .462 .500 .769 1.269 -0.067 0.84 0.012 -0.079 -1.1 13 1
George Metkovich RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.141 1.01 0.000 -0.141 -2.1 1 0 2·GDP
   Jim Pendleton RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Hank Aaron LF 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .250 .357 .417 .774 0.052 0.51 0.064 -0.012 1.1 1 0 2B
Johnny Logan SS 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .385 .429 1.000 1.429 0.213 0.72 0.237 -0.024 1.8 2 8 2·HR
Del Crandall C 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.028 0.41 0.008 -0.035 -0.6 2 0
Lew Burdette P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.033 0.36 0.000 -0.033 -0.9 1 3 SH
Team Totals 31 5 10 5 4 3 36 .323 .400 .581 .981 0.218 0.66 0.602 -0.381 1.2 27 18
2B: E Mathews (1, off C Valentine); H Aaron (2, off A Fowler).
HR: J Logan 2 (2, 2 off C Valentine, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs; 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
SH: L Burdette (1, off C Valentine).
TB: J Logan 8; E Mathews 4; H Aaron 2; D O'Connell 2; J Adcock; B Bruton.
GIDP: G Metkovich 2 (3).
RBI: J Logan 3 (4); E Mathews (3); B Bruton (1).
2-out RBI: B Bruton.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Logan-D O'Connell-J Adcock.

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Corky Valentine, L (0-1) 6 8 5 5 4 2 2 7.50 29 34 -0.227 0.79 -2.1
Art Fowler 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 7 0 0 0.008 0.11 1.0
Team Totals 8 10 5 5 4 3 2 5.62 36 34 0 0 -0.219 0.66 -1.2

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Lew Burdette, W (1-0) 9 7 1 1 4 2 0 0.82 37 67 0.281 0.88 3.3
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 4 2 0 1.00 37 67 0.281 0.88 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Secory, 1B - Bill Jackowski, 2B - Jocko Conlan, 3B - Artie Gore.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 20,938.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Milwaukee Braves
1 Bobby Adams 3B 1 Bill Bruton CF
2 Roy McMillan SS 2 Danny O'Connell 2B
3 Gus Bell CF 3 Eddie Mathews 3B
4 Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 Joe Adcock 1B
5 Jim Greengrass LF 5 George Metkovich RF
6 Johnny Temple 2B 6 Hank Aaron LF
7 Wally Post RF 7 Johnny Logan SS
8 Andy Seminick C 8 Del Crandall C
9 Corky Valentine P 9 Lew Burdette P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 1-1 0 1-- RR MLN J. Logan C. Valentine 17% 75% Home Run; Aaron Scores
b1 0-1 0 12- R MLN E. Mathews C. Valentine 10% 64% Single; O'Connell to 2B; Bruton Scores
b1 1-1 1 12- OO MLN G. Metkovich C. Valentine -8% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
b6 3-1 1 --- R MLN J. Logan C. Valentine 7% 91% Home Run
b1 0-1 0 1-- MLN D. O'Connell C. Valentine 6% 54% Single; Bruton to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CIN B. Adams L. Burdette -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- CIN R. McMillan L. Burdette -6% 41% Single; Adams to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- O CIN G. Bell L. Burdette 2% 43% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Adams to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 RO CIN T. Kluszewski L. Burdette -1% 42% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Adams Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- O CIN J. Greengrass L. Burdette 2% 44% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- MLN B. Bruton C. Valentine 4% 48% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- MLN D. O'Connell C. Valentine 6% 54% Single; Bruton to 2B
b1 0-1 0 12- R MLN E. Mathews C. Valentine 10% 64% Single; O'Connell to 2B; Bruton Scores
b1 1-1 0 12- O MLN J. Adcock C. Valentine -5% 58% Flyball: 2B
b1 1-1 1 12- OO MLN G. Metkovich C. Valentine -8% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 1.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 6-7-8
t2 1-1 0 --- O CIN J. Temple L. Burdette 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-1 1 --- O CIN W. Post L. Burdette 2% 54% Flyball: 1B
t2 1-1 2 --- CIN A. Seminick L. Burdette -1% 53% Walk
t2 1-1 2 1-- O CIN C. Valentine L. Burdette 2% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- MLN H. Aaron C. Valentine 4% 59% Walk
b2 1-1 0 1-- RR MLN J. Logan C. Valentine 17% 75% Home Run; Aaron Scores
b2 3-1 0 --- O MLN D. Crandall C. Valentine -2% 74% Strikeout
b2 3-1 1 --- O MLN L. Burdette C. Valentine -1% 73% Flyball: 2B
b2 3-1 2 --- O MLN B. Bruton C. Valentine -1% 72% Flyball: SS
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 3.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 1-2-3
t3 1-3 0 --- O CIN B. Adams L. Burdette 2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-3 1 --- O CIN R. McMillan L. Burdette 2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-3 2 --- O CIN G. Bell L. Burdette 1% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 2-3-4
b3 3-1 0 --- O MLN D. O'Connell C. Valentine -1% 76% Flyball: LF
b3 3-1 1 --- MLN E. Mathews C. Valentine 3% 79% Double
b3 3-1 1 -2- O MLN J. Adcock C. Valentine -2% 76% Flyball: CF
b3 3-1 2 -2- O MLN G. Metkovich C. Valentine -2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 3.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 4-5-6
t4 1-3 0 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski L. Burdette 3% 77% Flyball: LF
t4 1-3 1 --- CIN J. Greengrass L. Burdette -3% 74% Walk
t4 1-3 1 1-- O CIN J. Temple L. Burdette 3% 77% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 1-3 2 1-- O CIN W. Post L. Burdette 3% 79% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 6-7-8
b4 3-1 0 --- MLN H. Aaron C. Valentine 2% 82% Walk
b4 3-1 0 1-- O MLN J. Logan C. Valentine -2% 80% Flyball: RF
b4 3-1 1 1-- O MLN D. Crandall C. Valentine -2% 78% Flyball: CF
b4 3-1 2 1-- O MLN L. Burdette C. Valentine -2% 76% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 3.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 8-9-1
t5 1-3 0 --- O CIN A. Seminick L. Burdette 3% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-3 1 --- O CIN C. Valentine L. Burdette 2% 81% Flyball: RF
t5 1-3 2 --- CIN B. Adams L. Burdette -2% 79% Walk
t5 1-3 2 1-- O CIN R. McMillan L. Burdette 3% 82% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 1-2-3
b5 3-1 0 --- O MLN B. Bruton C. Valentine -1% 81% Flyball: CF
b5 3-1 1 --- MLN D. O'Connell C. Valentine 1% 82% Single
b5 3-1 1 1-- O MLN E. Mathews C. Valentine -2% 80% Strikeout
b5 3-1 2 1-- MLN J. Adcock C. Valentine 1% 82% Single; O'Connell to 2B
b5 3-1 2 12- O MLN G. Metkovich C. Valentine -3% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 3.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 3-4-5
t6 1-3 0 --- O CIN G. Bell L. Burdette 3% 82% Groundout: P-3B-1B
t6 1-3 1 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski L. Burdette 2% 84% Flyball: 1B
t6 1-3 2 --- CIN J. Greengrass L. Burdette -2% 82% Single
t6 1-3 2 1-- CIN J. Temple L. Burdette -3% 79% Single; Greengrass to 2B
t6 1-3 2 12- O CIN W. Post L. Burdette 6% 85% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 6-7-8
b6 3-1 0 --- O MLN H. Aaron C. Valentine -1% 84% Flyball: SS
b6 3-1 1 --- R MLN J. Logan C. Valentine 7% 91% Home Run
b6 4-1 1 --- MLN D. Crandall C. Valentine 1% 92% Walk
b6 4-1 1 1-- O MLN L. Burdette C. Valentine -0% 91% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Crandall to 2B
b6 4-1 2 -2- R MLN B. Bruton C. Valentine 4% 95% Single; Crandall Scores
b6 5-1 2 1-- O MLN D. O'Connell C. Valentine -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 5.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-5, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 8-9-1
Nino Escalera pinch hits for Andy Seminick (C) batting 8th
t7 1-5 0 --- CIN N. Escalera L. Burdette -3% 92% Single
Chuck Harmon pinch hits for Corky Valentine (P) batting 9th
t7 1-5 0 1-- O CIN C. Harmon L. Burdette 2% 94% Flyball: 1B
t7 1-5 1 1-- CIN B. Adams L. Burdette -3% 92% Single; Escalera to 2B
Lloyd Merriman pinch hits for Roy McMillan (SS) batting 2nd
t7 1-5 1 12- OO CIN L. Merriman L. Burdette 6% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 5-1, Reds' Art Fowler facing 3-4-5
Art Fowler replaces Lloyd Merriman (PH) pitching and batting 2nd
Ed Bailey replaces Nino Escalera (PH) playing C batting 8th
Rocky Bridges replaces Chuck Harmon (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b7 5-1 0 --- MLN E. Mathews A. Fowler 0% 98% Single
b7 5-1 0 1-- O MLN J. Adcock A. Fowler -0% 97% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 5-1 1 1-- OO MLN G. Metkovich A. Fowler -1% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 5.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-5, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 3-4-5
Jim Pendleton replaces George Metkovich playing RF batting 5th
t8 1-5 0 --- O CIN G. Bell L. Burdette 1% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 1-5 1 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski L. Burdette 1% 99% Flyball: 3B
t8 1-5 2 --- O CIN J. Greengrass L. Burdette 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 5-1, Reds' Art Fowler facing 6-7-8
b8 5-1 0 --- MLN H. Aaron A. Fowler 0% 99% Double
b8 5-1 0 -2- O MLN J. Logan A. Fowler -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 5-1 1 -2- O MLN D. Crandall A. Fowler -0% 99% Flyball: C
b8 5-1 2 -2- O MLN L. Burdette A. Fowler -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 5.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-5, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 6-7-8
t9 1-5 0 --- CIN J. Temple L. Burdette -2% 97% Single
t9 1-5 0 1-- O CIN W. Post L. Burdette 2% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 1-5 1 1-- CIN E. Bailey L. Burdette -2% 97% Single; Temple to 2B
Grady Hatton pinch hits for Rocky Bridges (SS) batting 9th
t9 1-5 1 12- O CIN G. Hatton L. Burdette 2% 99% Flyball: RF
t9 1-5 2 12- O CIN B. Adams L. Burdette 1% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Braves 5.

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