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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CHW
4
4
 
(6)
BOS
@CLE
4
1
BAL
@DET
5
1
WSH
@KCA
4
5
STL
@CIN
2
9
PIT
@LAD
0
2
CHC
@MLN
5
8
PHI
@SFG
3
1
Wednesday, July 29, 1959,
, County Stadium
Attendance: 21,236, Time of Game: 2:37
Cubs
5
50-49
 Lost 1 
4th, 5 GB
at Braves
8
53-44
 Won 1 
3rd, 1 GB
W: Lew Burdette (14-10)
L: Dave Hillman (5-8)
S: Don McMahon (10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   1  0  3   1  0  0    5  8  1
Braves          2  0  1   1  2  0   2  0  X    8 11  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Taylor 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .275 .325 .368 .692 -0.082 1.10 0.017 -0.099 -0.3 4 3
Al Dark 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .258 .317 .342 .659 -0.048 0.94 0.032 -0.079 0.0 2 1
Jim Marshall 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .240 .324 .393 .717 -0.072 0.74 0.000 -0.072 -1.0 9 0
Ernie Banks SS 3 2 2 4 1 0 4 .311 .370 .605 .975 0.193 0.67 0.216 -0.022 3.4 0 2 2·HR
Walt Moryn LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .222 .312 .362 .674 -0.045 0.73 0.014 -0.060 -0.4 3 0
Bobby Thomson RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .259 .329 .409 .738 -0.062 0.57 0.000 -0.062 -0.6 1 0
Sammy Taylor C 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .252 .313 .387 .700 0.063 0.95 0.125 -0.062 0.4 4 0 HR
George Altman CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .234 .309 .347 .657 0.034 0.82 0.072 -0.038 -0.1 1 0
Dave Hillman P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .163 .265 .163 .428 0.013 0.40 0.013 0.000 0.1 0 2
   Art Schult PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .344 .357 .701 -0.008 0.31 0.000 -0.008 -0.1
   Moe Drabowsky P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .188 .167 .354 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Irv Noren PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .271 .338 .339 .677 -0.065 2.94 0.000 -0.065 -0.3
   Elmer Singleton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Dale Long PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .254 .319 .460 .779 -0.003 0.12 0.000 -0.003 -0.1
Team Totals 35 5 8 5 1 3 36 .229 .250 .486 .736 -0.082 0.83 0.489 -0.570 1.0 24 9
HR: E Banks 2 (29, 2 off L Burdette, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs; 6th inn, 2 on, 1 out); S Taylor (7, off L Burdette, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: E Banks 8; S Taylor 4; D Hillman; A Dark; G Altman; W Moryn; T Taylor.
RBI: E Banks 4 (97); S Taylor (28).
2-out RBI: E Banks.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Banks-T Taylor-J Marshall.
E: S Taylor (6).

Milwaukee Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Avila 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 5 .200 .291 .312 .603 0.005 0.41 0.036 -0.031 -0.3 2 4 SH
Eddie Mathews 3B 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 .302 .381 .596 .977 -0.004 0.72 0.039 -0.043 0.3 0 1
   Frank Torre 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .247 .319 .335 .654 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.3 0 0
Hank Aaron RF 4 3 3 3 0 0 4 .362 .409 .671 1.080 0.275 0.77 0.284 -0.009 3.2 4 0 2·HR
Joe Adcock 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .291 .342 .498 .840 0.074 0.55 0.103 -0.028 0.5 9 1 3B,2B
   Felix Mantilla PR-3B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .240 .198 .438 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Wes Covington LF 4 0 2 2 0 2 4 .281 .331 .391 .722 0.064 0.54 0.089 -0.025 1.7 3 0
Johnny Logan SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .314 .394 .484 .879 -0.019 0.45 0.015 -0.034 0.0 2 2
Bill Bruton CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .293 .340 .411 .752 0.029 0.40 0.044 -0.015 -0.4 2 0 SB,GDP
Del Crandall C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .256 .293 .394 .687 -0.054 0.53 0.000 -0.054 -1.0 3 0
Lew Burdette P 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .179 .214 .239 .453 0.049 0.56 0.073 -0.023 0.6 1 0
   Don McMahon P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .286 .375 .286 .661 0.002 0.06 0.002 0.000 0.2 1 0
Team Totals 34 8 11 7 3 3 38 .324 .378 .588 .967 0.417 0.52 0.685 -0.266 4.4 27 8
2B: J Adcock (7, off E Singleton).
3B: J Adcock (1, off D Hillman).
HR: H Aaron 2 (26, 2 off D Hillman, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out; 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
SH: B Avila (1, off E Singleton).
TB: H Aaron 9; J Adcock 5; W Covington 2; B Bruton 2; L Burdette; D McMahon.
GIDP: B Bruton (7).
RBI: H Aaron 3 (82); W Covington 2 (35); J Adcock (37); L Burdette (7).
2-out RBI: L Burdette; H Aaron.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: B Bruton (7, 2nd base off D Hillman/S Taylor).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Hillman, L (5-8) 4 6 4 4 1 3 2 3.38 19 36 -0.245 0.61 -2.2
Moe Drabowsky 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 4.39 9 0 0 -0.039 0.42 -1.1
Elmer Singleton 2 3 2 2 1 0 0 2.79 10 0 0 -0.134 0.41 -1.1
Team Totals 8 11 8 7 3 3 2 7.88 38 36 0 0 -0.418 0.52 -4.4

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Lew Burdette, W (14-10) 6 8 5 5 0 1 3 4.00 26 37 -0.148 0.73 -2.7
Don McMahon, S (10) 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.30 10 1 0 0.229 1.09 1.7
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 1 3 3 5.00 36 37 1 0 0.081 0.83 -1.0
L Burdette faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Vic Delmore, 1B - Al Barlick, 2B - Bill Jackowski, 3B - Shag Crawford.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: 21,236.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Milwaukee Braves
1 Tony Taylor 2B 1 Bobby Avila 2B
2 Al Dark 3B 2 Eddie Mathews 3B
3 Jim Marshall 1B 3 Hank Aaron RF
4 Ernie Banks SS 4 Joe Adcock 1B
5 Walt Moryn LF 5 Wes Covington LF
6 Bobby Thomson RF 6 Johnny Logan SS
7 Sammy Taylor C 7 Bill Bruton CF
8 George Altman CF 8 Del Crandall C
9 Dave Hillman P 9 Lew Burdette P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 1-- RR MLN H. Aaron D. Hillman 18% 73% Home Run; Avila Scores
t7 4-6 0 --- R CHC S. Taylor L. Burdette -12% 71% Home Run
t6 1-6 1 12- RRR CHC E. Banks L. Burdette -11% 83% Home Run; Taylor Scores; Dark Scores
b7 6-5 1 -2- R MLN J. Adcock E. Singleton 9% 91% Double; Mathews Scores
b3 2-0 2 --- R MLN H. Aaron D. Hillman 8% 84% Home Run

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' Lew Burdette facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC T. Taylor L. Burdette 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC A. Dark L. Burdette 1% 54% Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC J. Marshall L. Burdette 1% 55% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dave Hillman facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- MLN B. Avila D. Hillman 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O MLN E. Mathews D. Hillman -3% 55% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- RR MLN H. Aaron D. Hillman 18% 73% Home Run; Avila Scores
b1 2-0 1 --- O MLN J. Adcock D. Hillman -1% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 2-0 2 --- O MLN W. Covington D. Hillman -1% 71% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O CHC E. Banks L. Burdette 2% 74% Flyball: CF
t2 0-2 1 --- O CHC W. Moryn L. Burdette 1% 75% Flyball: LF
t2 0-2 2 --- O CHC B. Thomson L. Burdette 1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Dave Hillman facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- O MLN J. Logan D. Hillman -1% 75% Flyball: LF
b2 2-0 1 --- MLN B. Bruton D. Hillman 2% 76% Single
b2 2-0 1 1-- O MLN D. Crandall D. Hillman -2% 74% Flyball: 2B
b2 2-0 2 1-- O MLN L. Burdette D. Hillman -2% 73% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- O CHC S. Taylor L. Burdette 2% 75% Flyball: 1B
t3 0-2 1 --- O CHC G. Altman L. Burdette 2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-2 2 --- CHC D. Hillman L. Burdette -1% 76% Single
t3 0-2 2 1-- O CHC T. Taylor L. Burdette 2% 78% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Dave Hillman facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- O MLN B. Avila D. Hillman -1% 76% Flyball: 3B
b3 2-0 1 --- O MLN E. Mathews D. Hillman -1% 75% Groundout: P-1B
b3 2-0 2 --- R MLN H. Aaron D. Hillman 8% 84% Home Run
b3 3-0 2 --- MLN J. Adcock D. Hillman 1% 85% Triple
b3 3-0 2 --3 O MLN W. Covington D. Hillman -2% 83% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 3.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 2-3-4
t4 0-3 0 --- O CHC A. Dark L. Burdette 2% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-3 1 --- O CHC J. Marshall L. Burdette 1% 87% Flyball: LF
t4 0-3 2 --- R CHC E. Banks L. Burdette -8% 79% Home Run
t4 1-3 2 --- CHC W. Moryn L. Burdette -1% 78% Single
t4 1-3 2 1-- O CHC B. Thomson L. Burdette 2% 80% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Dave Hillman facing 6-7-8
b4 3-1 0 --- O MLN J. Logan D. Hillman -1% 79% Flyball: 1B
b4 3-1 1 --- MLN B. Bruton D. Hillman 2% 80% Single
b4 3-1 1 1-- MLN D. Crandall D. Hillman 1% 81% Bruton Steals 2B
b4 3-1 1 -2- O MLN D. Crandall D. Hillman -2% 79% Flyball: 3B
b4 3-1 2 -2- R MLN L. Burdette D. Hillman 7% 86% Single; Bruton Scores
b4 4-1 2 1-- O MLN B. Avila D. Hillman -1% 85% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 4.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 7-8-9
t5 1-4 0 --- O CHC S. Taylor L. Burdette 2% 88% Flyball: 1B
t5 1-4 1 --- O CHC G. Altman L. Burdette 1% 89% Groundout: 1B-P
Art Schult pinch hits for Dave Hillman (P) batting 9th
t5 1-4 2 --- O CHC A. Schult L. Burdette 1% 90% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cubs' Moe Drabowsky facing 2-3-4
Moe Drabowsky replaces Art Schult (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-1 0 --- MLN E. Mathews M. Drabowsky 1% 91% Walk
b5 4-1 0 1-- MLN H. Aaron M. Drabowsky 2% 93% Single; Mathews to 2B
b5 4-1 0 12- O MLN J. Adcock M. Drabowsky -2% 91% Flyball: LF
b5 4-1 1 12- R MLN W. Covington M. Drabowsky 5% 96% Single; Mathews Scores; Aaron to 3B
b5 5-1 1 1-3 R MLN J. Logan M. Drabowsky 2% 97% Reached on E2 (Ground Ball); Aaron Scores/unER/No RBI; Covington to 2B
b5 6-1 1 12- OO MLN B. Bruton M. Drabowsky -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 6.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-6, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 1-2-3
t6 1-6 0 --- CHC T. Taylor L. Burdette -2% 94% Single
t6 1-6 0 1-- CHC A. Dark L. Burdette -3% 91% Single; Taylor to 2B
t6 1-6 0 12- O CHC J. Marshall L. Burdette 3% 94% Flyball: 2B
t6 1-6 1 12- RRR CHC E. Banks L. Burdette -11% 83% Home Run; Taylor Scores; Dark Scores
t6 4-6 1 --- O CHC W. Moryn L. Burdette 2% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 4-6 2 --- O CHC B. Thomson L. Burdette 1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Braves 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 6-4, Cubs' Moe Drabowsky facing 8-9-1
b6 6-4 0 --- O MLN D. Crandall M. Drabowsky -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 6-4 1 --- O MLN L. Burdette M. Drabowsky -1% 84% Flyball: RF
b6 6-4 2 --- O MLN B. Avila M. Drabowsky -1% 83% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Braves 6.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-6, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 7-8-9
t7 4-6 0 --- R CHC S. Taylor L. Burdette -12% 71% Home Run
t7 5-6 0 --- CHC G. Altman L. Burdette -7% 64% Single
Don McMahon replaces Lew Burdette pitching and batting 9th
Irv Noren pinch hits for Moe Drabowsky (P) batting 9th
t7 5-6 0 1-- O CHC I. Noren D. McMahon 7% 70% Strikeout
t7 5-6 1 1-- O CHC T. Taylor D. McMahon 5% 76% Flyball: RF
t7 5-6 2 1-- O CHC A. Dark D. McMahon 4% 80% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Braves 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 6-5, Cubs' Elmer Singleton facing 2-3-4
Elmer Singleton replaces Irv Noren (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-5 0 --- MLN E. Mathews E. Singleton 3% 83% Walk
b7 6-5 0 1-- O MLN H. Aaron E. Singleton -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B; Mathews to 2B
b7 6-5 1 -2- R MLN J. Adcock E. Singleton 9% 91% Double; Mathews Scores
Felix Mantilla pinch runs for Joe Adcock (1B) batting 4th
b7 7-5 1 -2- R MLN W. Covington E. Singleton 4% 95% Single; Mantilla Scores
b7 8-5 1 1-- O MLN J. Logan E. Singleton -1% 94% Flyball: 2B
b7 8-5 2 1-- O MLN B. Bruton E. Singleton -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Braves 8.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-8, Braves' Don McMahon facing 3-4-5
Frank Torre replaces Eddie Mathews (3B) playing 1B batting 2nd
Felix Mantilla moves from PR to 3B
t8 5-8 0 --- O CHC J. Marshall D. McMahon 2% 96% Flyball: LF
t8 5-8 1 --- CHC E. Banks D. McMahon -2% 94% Walk
t8 5-8 1 1-- O CHC W. Moryn D. McMahon 3% 96% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 5-8 2 1-- O CHC B. Thomson D. McMahon 2% 98% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Braves 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 8-5, Cubs' Elmer Singleton facing 8-9-1
b8 8-5 0 --- O MLN D. Crandall E. Singleton -0% 97% Flyball: LF
b8 8-5 1 --- MLN D. McMahon E. Singleton 0% 98% Single
b8 8-5 1 1-- O MLN B. Avila E. Singleton -0% 98% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; McMahon to 2B
b8 8-5 2 -2- O MLN F. Torre E. Singleton -0% 97% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Braves 8.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-8, Braves' Don McMahon facing 7-8-9
t9 5-8 0 --- O CHC S. Taylor D. McMahon 2% 99% Flyball: RF
t9 5-8 1 --- O CHC G. Altman D. McMahon 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-P
Dale Long pinch hits for Elmer Singleton (P) batting 9th
t9 5-8 2 --- O CHC D. Long D. McMahon 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Braves 8.

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