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Standings
KCA
@MIN
2
6
LAA
@WSA
5
1
PHI
@CHC
2
9
STL
@LAD
5
0
PIT
@MLN
3
8
Monday, August 14, 1961,
, County Stadium
Attendance: 14,648, Time of Game: 2:34
Pirates
3
54-54
 Lost 1 
6th, 14 GB
at Braves
8
58-51
 Won 4 
4th, 10½ GB
L: Harvey Haddix (8-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  2  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  6  0
Braves          0  1  0   3  2  0   0  2  X    8 11  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Virdon CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .282 .333 .411 .744 0.024 0.73 0.060 -0.036 0.3 2 0
Don Hoak 3B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .340 .429 .518 .947 0.079 1.07 0.112 -0.033 0.8 1 3
Bob Skinner LF 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .280 .385 .383 .767 -0.088 1.13 0.012 -0.101 -0.9 1 0
Dick Stuart 1B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .274 .317 .531 .849 0.076 0.93 0.119 -0.043 0.7 9 0 HR
Roberto Clemente RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .368 .404 .611 1.015 0.075 0.81 0.125 -0.050 0.6 2 0 HR
Smoky Burgess C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .290 .358 .481 .838 0.003 0.69 0.042 -0.039 -0.2 8 0
Dick Groat SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .260 .311 .364 .675 -0.076 0.83 0.000 -0.076 -1.0 0 2
Bill Mazeroski 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .256 .294 .363 .657 -0.059 0.58 0.000 -0.059 -0.8 1 3
Harvey Haddix P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .140 .245 .186 .431 -0.021 0.86 0.000 -0.021 -0.2 0 0
   Al McBean P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .500 1.250 1.750 -0.032 1.28 0.000 -0.032 -0.2 0 0
   Clem Labine P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Walt Moryn PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .169 .200 .312 .512 -0.022 0.88 0.000 -0.022 -0.2
   Bobby Shantz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .467 .556 .533 1.089 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dick Schofield PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .218 .295 .291 .586 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Team Totals 33 3 6 3 3 3 36 .182 .250 .364 .614 -0.041 0.84 0.470 -0.512 -1.2 24 8
HR: D Stuart (18, off B Buhl, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF); R Clemente (21, off B Buhl, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
TB: R Clemente 4; D Stuart 4; D Hoak 2; B Virdon; S Burgess.
RBI: D Stuart (68); R Clemente (78); B Skinner (23).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
PB: S Burgess (3).

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 0 1 0 1 1 5 .252 .288 .374 .663 0.005 0.78 0.055 -0.050 -0.7 5 0 2B
Frank Bolling 2B 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .277 .341 .408 .749 -0.099 0.80 0.003 -0.101 -0.9 2 4
Eddie Mathews 3B 4 2 2 2 1 1 5 .302 .398 .537 .935 0.013 0.56 0.059 -0.046 2.0 0 1 HR
Hank Aaron RF 4 2 2 0 1 0 5 .322 .375 .629 1.004 0.112 0.76 0.125 -0.013 1.0 3 0 2B
Joe Adcock 1B 5 2 3 1 0 1 5 .276 .344 .503 .847 0.269 1.04 0.282 -0.013 1.9 10 0 2B
Frank Thomas LF 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .297 .364 .532 .896 -0.169 1.54 0.000 -0.169 -1.8 3 0 SF
Joe Torre C 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .281 .338 .450 .787 0.049 1.24 0.085 -0.036 0.3 3 0
Roy McMillan SS 4 0 2 4 0 1 4 .223 .317 .295 .613 0.335 1.57 0.364 -0.029 3.0 1 1 2·2B
Bob Buhl P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .059 .127 .059 .186 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tony Cloninger P 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .176 .222 .176 .399 -0.056 0.77 0.004 -0.060 -0.5 0 1
Team Totals 35 8 11 8 5 9 41 .314 .390 .543 .933 0.459 0.98 0.977 -0.517 4.3 27 7
2B: H Aaron (28, off H Haddix); G Cimoli (8, off H Haddix); J Adcock (17, off H Haddix); R McMillan 2 (14, 1 off H Haddix, 1 off A McBean).
HR: E Mathews (24, off B Shantz, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
SF: F Thomas (3, off H Haddix).
TB: E Mathews 5; J Adcock 4; R McMillan 4; H Aaron 3; G Cimoli 2; F Bolling.
RBI: R McMillan 4 (36); E Mathews 2 (62); F Thomas (53); J Adcock (74).
2-out RBI: R McMillan 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Adcock.
E: F Bolling (9).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Harvey Haddix, L (8-6) 3.1 5 4 3 1 5 0 4.27 17 40 -0.370 1.31 -2.8
Al McBean 1.1 2 2 2 4 1 0 3.21 10 1 0 -0.122 1.41 -1.6
Clem Labine 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.62 6 3 0 0.042 0.50 1.2
Bobby Shantz 2 2 2 2 0 3 1 3.75 8 0 0 -0.008 0.09 -1.1
Team Totals 8 11 8 7 5 9 1 7.88 41 40 4 0 -0.458 0.98 -4.3

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Buhl 2.1 4 3 3 0 0 2 4.06 11 37 -0.194 0.84 -1.8
Tony Cloninger, W (3-2) 6.2 2 0 0 3 3 0 5.94 25 2 1 0.234 0.84 3.0
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 3 3 2 3.00 36 37 2 1 0.040 0.84 1.2
Balks: None.
WP: T Cloninger (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Forman, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Dusty Boggess, 3B - Stan Landes.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: 14,648.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Milwaukee Braves
1 Bill Virdon CF 1 Gino Cimoli CF
2 Don Hoak 3B 2 Frank Bolling 2B
3 Bob Skinner LF 3 Eddie Mathews 3B
4 Dick Stuart 1B 4 Hank Aaron RF
5 Roberto Clemente RF 5 Joe Adcock 1B
6 Smoky Burgess C 6 Frank Thomas LF
7 Dick Groat SS 7 Joe Torre C
8 Bill Mazeroski 2B 8 Roy McMillan SS
9 Harvey Haddix P 9 Bob Buhl P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 2-3 1 1-3 RR MLN R. McMillan H. Haddix 20% 71% Double to CF (Deep LF-CF); Adcock Scores; Torre Scores/unER
b5 4-3 2 123 RR MLN R. McMillan A. McBean 16% 90% Double to LF; Mathews Scores; Adcock Scores; Torre to 3B
b4 1-3 0 1-- R MLN J. Adcock H. Haddix 16% 50% Double to CF (Deep LF-CF); Aaron Scores
t2 0-0 0 --- R PIT D. Stuart B. Buhl -11% 39% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
t2 1-0 0 --- R PIT R. Clemente B. Buhl -10% 29% Home Run (Deep RF)

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, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- PIT B. Virdon B. Buhl -4% 46% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- O PIT D. Hoak B. Buhl 3% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO PIT B. Skinner B. Buhl 5% 55% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Harvey Haddix facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MLN G. Cimoli H. Haddix -2% 52% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O MLN F. Bolling H. Haddix -1% 51% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- O MLN E. Mathews H. Haddix -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- R PIT D. Stuart B. Buhl -11% 39% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
t2 1-0 0 --- R PIT R. Clemente B. Buhl -10% 29% Home Run (Deep RF)
t2 2-0 0 --- O PIT S. Burgess B. Buhl 2% 31% Flyball: RF
t2 2-0 1 --- O PIT D. Groat B. Buhl 1% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 2-0 2 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski B. Buhl 1% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Harvey Haddix facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- MLN H. Aaron H. Haddix 7% 39% Double to LF
b2 0-2 0 -2- MLN J. Adcock H. Haddix 8% 47% Single to RF; Aaron to 3B
b2 0-2 0 1-3 RO MLN F. Thomas H. Haddix -3% 44% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Aaron Scores
b2 1-2 1 1-- O MLN J. Torre H. Haddix -3% 41% Strikeout
b2 1-2 2 1-- O MLN R. McMillan H. Haddix -3% 38% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 9-1-2
t3 2-1 0 --- O PIT H. Haddix B. Buhl 2% 40% Lineout: LF
t3 2-1 1 --- PIT B. Virdon B. Buhl -2% 38% Single to RF
t3 2-1 1 1-- PIT D. Hoak B. Buhl -6% 31% Single to CF; Virdon to 3B
Tony Cloninger replaces Bob Buhl pitching and batting 9th
t3 2-1 1 1-3 PIT B. Skinner T. Cloninger -2% 29% Wild Pitch; Virdon stays at 3B; Hoak to 2B
t3 2-1 1 -23 RO PIT B. Skinner T. Cloninger -1% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B; Hoak to 3B; Virdon Scores
t3 3-1 2 --3 PIT D. Stuart T. Cloninger -1% 27% Walk
t3 3-1 2 1-3 O PIT R. Clemente T. Cloninger 4% 31% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Harvey Haddix facing 9-1-2
b3 1-3 0 --- O MLN T. Cloninger H. Haddix -3% 29% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-3 1 --- MLN G. Cimoli H. Haddix 5% 33% Double to LF
b3 1-3 1 -2- O MLN F. Bolling H. Haddix -4% 29% Strikeout
b3 1-3 2 -2- O MLN E. Mathews H. Haddix -4% 26% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 1.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' Tony Cloninger facing 6-7-8
t4 3-1 0 --- O PIT S. Burgess T. Cloninger 2% 27% Groundout: P-1B
t4 3-1 1 --- O PIT D. Groat T. Cloninger 1% 29% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 3-1 2 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski T. Cloninger 1% 29% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Harvey Haddix facing 4-5-6
b4 1-3 0 --- MLN H. Aaron H. Haddix 5% 34% Walk
b4 1-3 0 1-- R MLN J. Adcock H. Haddix 16% 50% Double to CF (Deep LF-CF); Aaron Scores
b4 2-3 0 -2- O MLN F. Thomas H. Haddix -6% 44% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b4 2-3 1 -2- MLN J. Torre H. Haddix 7% 51% Strikeout, Passed Ball; Adcock to 3B; Torre to 1B
b4 2-3 1 1-3 RR MLN R. McMillan H. Haddix 20% 71% Double to CF (Deep LF-CF); Adcock Scores; Torre Scores/unER
Al McBean replaces Harvey Haddix pitching and batting 9th
b4 4-3 1 -2- O MLN T. Cloninger A. McBean -3% 68% Strikeout
b4 4-3 2 -2- MLN G. Cimoli A. McBean 1% 69% Walk
b4 4-3 2 12- O MLN F. Bolling A. McBean -4% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 4.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-4, Braves' Tony Cloninger facing 9-1-2
t5 3-4 0 --- O PIT A. McBean T. Cloninger 3% 68% Strikeout
t5 3-4 1 --- O PIT B. Virdon T. Cloninger 2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 3-4 2 --- PIT D. Hoak T. Cloninger -2% 68% Walk
t5 3-4 2 1-- O PIT B. Skinner T. Cloninger 3% 72% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-3, Pirates' Al McBean facing 3-4-5
b5 4-3 0 --- MLN E. Mathews A. McBean 3% 75% Walk
b5 4-3 0 1-- O MLN H. Aaron A. McBean -1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B; Mathews to 2B
b5 4-3 1 -2- MLN J. Adcock A. McBean 5% 78% Single to RF; Mathews to 3B
b5 4-3 1 1-3 O MLN F. Thomas A. McBean -6% 72% Foul Flyball: 1B
b5 4-3 2 1-3 MLN J. Torre A. McBean 2% 74% Walk; Adcock to 2B
b5 4-3 2 123 RR MLN R. McMillan A. McBean 16% 90% Double to LF; Mathews Scores; Adcock Scores; Torre to 3B
b5 6-3 2 -23 MLN T. Cloninger A. McBean 0% 90% Walk
Clem Labine replaces Al McBean pitching and batting 9th
b5 6-3 2 123 O MLN G. Cimoli C. Labine -3% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 6.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-6, Braves' Tony Cloninger facing 4-5-6
t6 3-6 0 --- O PIT D. Stuart T. Cloninger 2% 90% Strikeout
t6 3-6 1 --- PIT R. Clemente T. Cloninger -3% 87% Walk
t6 3-6 1 1-- PIT S. Burgess T. Cloninger -4% 83% Single to RF; Clemente to 2B
t6 3-6 1 12- O PIT D. Groat T. Cloninger 5% 88% Flyball: CF
t6 3-6 2 12- O PIT B. Mazeroski T. Cloninger 4% 92% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 6-3, Pirates' Clem Labine facing 2-3-4
b6 6-3 0 --- O MLN F. Bolling C. Labine -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 6-3 1 --- MLN E. Mathews C. Labine 1% 92% Single to CF
b6 6-3 1 1-- MLN H. Aaron C. Labine 1% 93% Single to LF; Mathews to 2B
b6 6-3 1 12- O MLN J. Adcock C. Labine -1% 92% Flyball: RF
b6 6-3 2 12- O MLN F. Thomas C. Labine -1% 90% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 6.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-6, Braves' Tony Cloninger facing 9-1-2
Walt Moryn pinch hits for Clem Labine (P) batting 9th
t7 3-6 0 --- O PIT W. Moryn T. Cloninger 2% 93% Flyball: RF
t7 3-6 1 --- O PIT B. Virdon T. Cloninger 1% 94% Popfly: 2B
t7 3-6 2 --- PIT D. Hoak T. Cloninger -1% 93% Single to CF
t7 3-6 2 1-- O PIT B. Skinner T. Cloninger 2% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 6-3, Pirates' Bobby Shantz facing 7-8-9
Bobby Shantz replaces Walt Moryn (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-3 0 --- O MLN J. Torre B. Shantz -0% 94% Flyball: CF
b7 6-3 1 --- O MLN R. McMillan B. Shantz -0% 94% Strikeout
b7 6-3 2 --- O MLN T. Cloninger B. Shantz -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 6.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-6, Braves' Tony Cloninger facing 4-5-6
t8 3-6 0 --- O PIT D. Stuart T. Cloninger 2% 96% Flyball: LF
t8 3-6 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente T. Cloninger 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-6 2 --- O PIT S. Burgess T. Cloninger 1% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 6-3, Pirates' Bobby Shantz facing 1-2-3
b8 6-3 0 --- O MLN G. Cimoli B. Shantz -0% 97% Strikeout
b8 6-3 1 --- MLN F. Bolling B. Shantz 0% 98% Single to RF
b8 6-3 1 1-- RR MLN E. Mathews B. Shantz 2% 100% Home Run (Deep RF); Bolling Scores
b8 8-3 1 --- O MLN H. Aaron B. Shantz -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 8-3 2 --- O MLN J. Adcock B. Shantz -0% 99% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 8.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-8, Braves' Tony Cloninger facing 7-8-9
t9 3-8 0 --- O PIT D. Groat T. Cloninger 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 3-8 1 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski T. Cloninger 0% 100% Flyball: LF
Dick Schofield pinch hits for Bobby Shantz (P) batting 9th
t9 3-8 2 --- O PIT D. Schofield T. Cloninger 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 8.

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