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Scores
Standings
BOS
@BAL
3
6
KCA
@CHW
0
1
LAA
@CLE
2
3
DET
@MIN
1
2
NYY
@WSA
12
5
CHC
@MLN
1
2
PHI
@PIT
0
6
 
(7)
CIN
@SFG
2
4
Friday, August 11, 1961,
, County Stadium
Attendance: 40,775, Time of Game: 2:25
Cubs
1
44-63
 Lost 5 
7th, 23 GB
at Braves
2
55-51
 Won 1 
4th, 11½ GB
W: Warren Spahn (12-12)
L: Jack Curtis (7-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  6  1
Braves          0  0  0   0  1  0   0  1  X    2  6  2

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Heist CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .273 .351 .418 .769 -0.123 1.26 0.021 -0.144 -1.0 4 0 CS
Don Zimmer 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .264 .306 .406 .712 0.088 1.25 0.129 -0.042 0.4 4 2
Ron Santo 3B 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 .294 .367 .463 .830 -0.107 1.62 0.000 -0.107 -0.8 0 0 SH
George Altman RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .320 .374 .613 .987 -0.126 1.50 0.015 -0.141 -0.7 1 0
Billy Williams LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .282 .342 .499 .841 -0.087 1.44 0.033 -0.120 -0.5 2 1
Andre Rodgers 1B 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .209 .292 .357 .649 0.060 1.80 0.170 -0.110 0.5 6 1
Jerry Kindall SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .251 .303 .436 .739 -0.106 1.61 0.033 -0.139 -0.5 1 4
Dick Bertell C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .261 .299 .312 .611 -0.008 1.28 0.047 -0.055 0.0 6 1
   Ernie Banks PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .348 .493 .841 0.041 1.36 0.041 0.000 0.1
Jack Curtis P 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .154 .283 .256 .539 -0.072 1.40 0.014 -0.086 -0.5 0 1
   Jim McAnany PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.076 2.74 0.000 -0.076 -0.2
Team Totals 34 1 6 1 1 5 36 .176 .200 .176 .376 -0.516 1.50 0.503 -1.020 -3.2 24 10
SH: R Santo (1, off W Spahn).
TB: D Zimmer 2; A Rodgers; G Altman; J Kindall; B Williams.
RBI: A Rodgers (13).
2-out RBI: A Rodgers.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Kindall-D Zimmer-A Rodgers; B Williams-D Bertell-D Zimmer.
E: B Williams (9).
Outfield Assists: B Williams (R McMillan at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: A Heist (2, 2nd base by W Spahn POCS).

Milwaukee Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gino Cimoli CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .252 .285 .371 .656 0.312 0.83 0.339 -0.027 1.1 2 0 HR
Frank Bolling 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .278 .340 .411 .751 -0.086 0.90 0.000 -0.086 -0.8 1 2
Eddie Mathews 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .292 .385 .518 .903 -0.060 0.95 0.036 -0.096 -0.6 3 2
Hank Aaron RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .320 .374 .629 1.003 0.030 1.19 0.071 -0.041 0.3 2 0 SB
Joe Adcock 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .270 .341 .503 .844 -0.058 1.56 0.021 -0.079 -0.4 9 1
Frank Thomas LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .305 .372 .538 .910 -0.087 1.47 0.040 -0.127 -0.8 4 0 GDP
Joe Torre C 3 1 0 0 0 1 3 .283 .334 .457 .792 0.021 1.28 0.084 -0.063 0.2 5 0
Roy McMillan SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .221 .314 .289 .604 0.033 1.17 0.084 -0.051 0.4 0 3
Warren Spahn P 2 0 0 1 0 1 3 .226 .296 .452 .747 -0.122 1.55 0.000 -0.122 -1.2 1 3 SF
Team Totals 27 2 6 2 2 6 30 .222 .267 .333 .600 -0.017 1.17 0.675 -0.692 -1.7 27 11
HR: G Cimoli (3, off J Curtis, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SF: W Spahn (2, off J Curtis).
TB: G Cimoli 5; F Thomas; E Mathews; R McMillan; H Aaron.
GIDP: F Thomas (15).
RBI: G Cimoli (10); W Spahn (12).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: F Bolling (8); E Mathews (10).
Baserunning
SB: H Aaron (17, 2nd base off J Curtis/D Bertell).
Pickoffs: E Mathews (1st base by J Curtis).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Curtis, L (7-7) 8 6 2 1 2 6 1 4.50 30 68 0.016 1.17 1.7
Team Totals 8 6 2 1 2 6 1 1.12 30 68 0.016 1.17 1.7

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Warren Spahn, W (12-12) 9 6 1 1 1 5 0 3.37 36 75 0.516 1.50 3.2
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 1 5 0 1.00 36 75 0.516 1.50 3.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: W Spahn (2; A Heist, 2nd base (CS)); J Curtis (3; E Mathews, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Al Barlick, 2B - Bill Jackowski, 3B - Ed Vargo.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 40,775.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 78° F, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Milwaukee Braves
1 Al Heist CF 1 Gino Cimoli CF
2 Don Zimmer 2B 2 Frank Bolling 2B
3 Ron Santo 3B 3 Eddie Mathews 3B
4 George Altman RF 4 Hank Aaron RF
5 Billy Williams LF 5 Joe Adcock 1B
6 Andre Rodgers 1B 6 Frank Thomas LF
7 Jerry Kindall SS 7 Joe Torre C
8 Dick Bertell C 8 Roy McMillan SS
9 Jack Curtis P 9 Warren Spahn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-1 1 --- R MLN G. Cimoli J. Curtis 30% 86% Home Run (Deep LF)
t6 0-1 2 12- R CHC A. Rodgers W. Spahn -17% 51% Single to CF; Santo Scores; Williams to 2B
b4 0-0 1 12- OO MLN F. Thomas J. Curtis -10% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 0-0 0 --- MLN J. Torre J. Curtis 8% 65% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Torre to 2B
b5 0-0 0 -2- MLN R. McMillan J. Curtis 8% 73% Single to RF (2B-1B); Torre 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' Warren Spahn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC A. Heist W. Spahn 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC D. Zimmer W. Spahn 1% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC R. Santo W. Spahn 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Jack Curtis facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- MLN G. Cimoli J. Curtis 4% 58% Single to RF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O MLN F. Bolling J. Curtis -3% 55% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 1-- O MLN E. Mathews J. Curtis -3% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- MLN H. Aaron J. Curtis 2% 54% Walk; Cimoli to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- O MLN J. Adcock J. Curtis -4% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHC G. Altman W. Spahn 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O CHC B. Williams W. Spahn 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O CHC A. Rodgers W. Spahn 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Jack Curtis facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O MLN F. Thomas J. Curtis -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O MLN J. Torre J. Curtis -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O MLN R. McMillan J. Curtis -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O CHC J. Kindall W. Spahn 2% 52% Lineout: 3B
t3 0-0 1 --- O CHC D. Bertell W. Spahn 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- CHC J. Curtis W. Spahn -1% 53% Walk
t3 0-0 2 1-- O CHC A. Heist W. Spahn 3% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Jack Curtis facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O MLN W. Spahn J. Curtis -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 0-0 1 --- O MLN G. Cimoli J. Curtis -2% 51% Popfly: 1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O MLN F. Bolling J. Curtis -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Zimmer W. Spahn 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Santo W. Spahn 2% 55% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 2 --- CHC G. Altman W. Spahn -1% 53% Single to CF
t4 0-0 2 1-- O CHC B. Williams W. Spahn 3% 56% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Jack Curtis facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- O MLN E. Mathews J. Curtis -3% 53% Strikeout
b4 0-0 1 --- MLN H. Aaron J. Curtis 3% 56% Single to LF
b4 0-0 1 1-- MLN J. Adcock J. Curtis 2% 58% Aaron Steals 2B
b4 0-0 1 -2- MLN J. Adcock J. Curtis 2% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 1 12- OO MLN F. Thomas J. Curtis -10% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- O CHC A. Rodgers W. Spahn 3% 53% Popfly: 1B
t5 0-0 1 --- CHC J. Kindall W. Spahn -3% 50% Single to SS
t5 0-0 1 1-- CHC D. Bertell W. Spahn -5% 45% Fielder's Choice ; Kindall to 2B; Bertell to 1B
t5 0-0 1 12- O CHC J. Curtis W. Spahn 6% 51% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-0 2 12- O CHC A. Heist W. Spahn 6% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Jack Curtis facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- MLN J. Torre J. Curtis 8% 65% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Torre to 2B
b5 0-0 0 -2- MLN R. McMillan J. Curtis 8% 73% Single to RF (2B-1B); Torre to 3B
b5 0-0 0 1-3 ROO MLN W. Spahn J. Curtis -5% 68% Double Play: Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Torre Scores/unER; McMillan out at 2B/LF-C-2B
b5 1-0 2 --- O MLN G. Cimoli J. Curtis -1% 67% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 2-3-4
t6 0-1 0 --- CHC D. Zimmer W. Spahn -6% 61% Single to CF
t6 0-1 0 1-- O CHC R. Santo W. Spahn 6% 67% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 0-1 1 1-- O CHC G. Altman W. Spahn 5% 71% Popfly: 3B
t6 0-1 2 1-- CHC B. Williams W. Spahn -3% 68% Single to RF; Santo to 2B
t6 0-1 2 12- R CHC A. Rodgers W. Spahn -17% 51% Single to CF; Santo Scores; Williams to 2B
t6 1-1 2 12- O CHC J. Kindall W. Spahn 6% 57% Popfly: 3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Jack Curtis facing 2-3-4
b6 1-1 0 --- O MLN F. Bolling J. Curtis -3% 54% Lineout: LF
b6 1-1 1 --- MLN E. Mathews J. Curtis 4% 58% Single to RF (2B-1B)
b6 1-1 1 1-- O MLN H. Aaron J. Curtis -4% 53% Flyball: CF
b6 1-1 2 1-- O MLN J. Adcock J. Curtis -3% 50% Mathews Picked off 1B (P-1B-2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 1.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 8-9-1
t7 1-1 0 --- O CHC D. Bertell W. Spahn 4% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-1 1 --- O CHC J. Curtis W. Spahn 3% 57% Strikeout
t7 1-1 2 --- CHC A. Heist W. Spahn -2% 54% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t7 1-1 2 1-- O CHC D. Zimmer W. Spahn 4% 58% Heist Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS-P)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Jack Curtis facing 5-6-7
b7 1-1 0 --- O MLN J. Adcock J. Curtis -4% 55% Popfly: 2B
b7 1-1 1 --- MLN F. Thomas J. Curtis 4% 59% Single to LF
b7 1-1 1 1-- O MLN J. Torre J. Curtis -5% 54% Flyball: CF
b7 1-1 2 1-- O MLN R. McMillan J. Curtis -4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 1.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 2-3-4
t8 1-1 0 --- CHC D. Zimmer W. Spahn -7% 43% Single to CF (SS-2B)
t8 1-1 0 1-- O CHC R. Santo W. Spahn 2% 45% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Zimmer to 2B
t8 1-1 1 -2- O CHC G. Altman W. Spahn 7% 53% Flyball: CF
t8 1-1 2 -2- O CHC B. Williams W. Spahn 8% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Jack Curtis facing 9-1-2
b8 1-1 0 --- O MLN W. Spahn J. Curtis -4% 56% Strikeout
b8 1-1 1 --- R MLN G. Cimoli J. Curtis 30% 86% Home Run (Deep LF)
b8 2-1 1 --- O MLN F. Bolling J. Curtis -1% 85% Flyball: CF
b8 2-1 2 --- O MLN E. Mathews J. Curtis -1% 85% Popfly: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 2.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 6-7-8
t9 1-2 0 --- O CHC A. Rodgers W. Spahn 7% 92% Strikeout Looking
t9 1-2 1 --- O CHC J. Kindall W. Spahn 5% 97% Lineout: CF
Ernie Banks pinch hits for Dick Bertell (C) batting 8th
t9 1-2 2 --- CHC E. Banks W. Spahn -4% 92% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball); Banks to 1B
Jim McAnany pinch hits for Jack Curtis (P) batting 9th
t9 1-2 2 1-- O CHC J. McAnany W. Spahn 8% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 2.

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