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WSA
@BAL
1
2
WSA
@BAL
2
4
DET
@BOS
2
9
MIN
@KCA
4
6
CHW
@LAA
5
3
 
(10)
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@NYY
1
9
PHI
@CHC
1
4
STL
@CIN
2
3
 
(10)
PIT
@MLN
2
1
LAD
@SFG
3
7
Friday, September 8, 1961,
, County Stadium
Attendance: 15,606, Time of Game: 2:33
Pirates
2
66-67
 Won 2 
6th, 14 GB
at Braves
1
74-61
 Lost 1 
3rd, 7 GB
W: Bob Friend (14-17)
L: Bob Hendley (5-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2  4  0
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  8  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Virdon CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .262 .314 .375 .689 -0.016 0.89 0.044 -0.060 -0.4 5 0
Dick Groat SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .269 .321 .369 .690 0.032 0.93 0.083 -0.051 0.2 2 2 GDP
Roberto Clemente RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .363 .401 .592 .994 0.106 1.11 0.148 -0.043 0.9 0 0
Dick Stuart 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .283 .326 .542 .868 -0.111 1.01 0.000 -0.111 -1.4 8 1 GDP
Don Hoak 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .309 .397 .473 .871 -0.036 0.48 0.000 -0.036 -0.3 1 3
Bob Skinner LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .266 .357 .367 .724 -0.048 0.74 0.026 -0.074 -0.5 1 0
Hal Smith C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .225 .271 .331 .602 -0.014 0.70 0.023 -0.036 -0.1 6 0
Bill Mazeroski 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .265 .304 .362 .666 -0.052 0.72 0.000 -0.052 -0.5 3 1
Bob Friend P 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .141 .152 .167 .319 -0.010 0.63 0.024 -0.034 0.1 1 1
Team Totals 28 2 4 1 3 3 31 .143 .226 .143 .369 -0.149 0.82 0.348 -0.497 -2.2 27 8
TB: B Skinner; R Clemente; D Groat; B Friend.
GIDP: D Stuart (18); D Groat (21).
RBI: R Clemente (88).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: B Skinner (1st base by B Hendley).

Milwaukee Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lee Maye RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .278 .342 .462 .804 -0.045 0.75 0.017 -0.062 -0.3 1 0
   Frank Bolling 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .325 .378 .702 -0.264 10.76 0.000 -0.264 -0.7 0 1
Roy McMillan SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .222 .314 .295 .609 -0.032 0.72 0.014 -0.045 -0.2 2 3
   Al Spangler PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .407 .278 .684 -0.061 2.46 0.000 -0.061 -0.2 0 0
Eddie Mathews 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .311 .405 .533 .938 0.012 1.12 0.091 -0.079 0.2 1 5 2B
Hank Aaron CF-RF 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .328 .385 .619 1.003 0.168 1.49 0.221 -0.054 1.2 3 0 2B,SB
Joe Adcock 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .282 .348 .499 .847 0.004 2.09 0.133 -0.129 -0.6 14 1
   John DeMerit PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .159 .227 .246 .473 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Frank Thomas LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .340 .524 .864 -0.215 2.42 0.013 -0.228 -0.9 0 0
Joe Torre C 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .275 .330 .422 .752 0.047 2.24 0.145 -0.098 -0.0 2 1
Felix Mantilla 2B-SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .225 .311 .288 .599 -0.122 1.63 0.000 -0.122 -0.9 3 1
   Bob Boyd PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253 .264 .277 .541 -0.131 7.12 0.000 -0.131 -0.4
Bob Hendley P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .042 .080 .042 .122 -0.045 0.92 0.000 -0.045 -0.4 0 3
   Neil Chrisley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 -0.034 1.39 0.000 -0.034 -0.1
   Lew Burdette P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .219 .351 .570 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Gino Cimoli PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .236 .284 .341 .624 0.072 7.10 0.072 0.000 0.3
Team Totals 35 1 8 1 2 6 37 .229 .270 .286 .556 -0.646 2.10 0.706 -1.352 -3.2 27 16
2B: H Aaron (36, off B Friend); E Mathews (22, off B Friend).
TB: H Aaron 3; J Torre 2; E Mathews 2; F Thomas; J Adcock; L Maye.
RBI: H Aaron (110).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. R McMillan-F Mantilla-J Adcock; R McMillan-J Adcock.
Baserunning
SB: H Aaron (20, 2nd base off B Friend/H Smith).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Friend, W (14-17) 9 8 1 1 2 6 0 3.46 37 71 0.647 2.10 3.2
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 2 6 0 1.00 37 71 0.647 2.10 3.2

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Hendley, L (5-4) 7 3 2 2 2 2 0 3.98 23 63 0.066 0.83 1.3
Lew Burdette 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.81 8 0 0 0.082 0.78 0.9
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 3 3 0 2.00 31 63 0 0 0.148 0.82 2.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: B Hendley (1; B Skinner, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jocko Conlan, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - Ken Burkhart, 3B - Mel Steiner.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 15,606.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Milwaukee Braves
1 Bill Virdon CF 1 Lee Maye RF
2 Dick Groat SS 2 Roy McMillan SS
3 Roberto Clemente RF 3 Eddie Mathews 3B
4 Dick Stuart 1B 4 Hank Aaron CF
5 Don Hoak 3B 5 Joe Adcock 1B
6 Bob Skinner LF 6 Frank Thomas LF
7 Hal Smith C 7 Joe Torre C
8 Bill Mazeroski 2B 8 Felix Mantilla 2B
9 Bob Friend P 9 Bob Hendley P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-2 2 123 O MLN F. Bolling B. Friend 26% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-0 0 12- R PIT R. Clemente B. Hendley 15% 76% Single to RF; Virdon Scores; Groat to 3B
b9 1-2 0 --- MLN J. Adcock B. Friend -13% 68% Single to 3B
b9 1-2 1 12- O MLN B. Boyd B. Friend 13% 81% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B; Thomas to 3B
b9 1-2 1 1-- MLN J. Torre B. Friend -12% 68% Single; Thomas to 2B

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 Hendley facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Virdon B. Hendley -2% 48% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT D. Groat B. Hendley -1% 46% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente B. Hendley -1% 45% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MLN L. Maye B. Friend 2% 48% Popfly: 1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O MLN R. McMillan B. Friend 1% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O MLN E. Mathews B. Friend 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Bob Hendley facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Stuart B. Hendley -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O PIT D. Hoak B. Hendley -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O PIT B. Skinner B. Hendley -1% 45% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O MLN H. Aaron B. Friend 2% 47% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O MLN J. Adcock B. Friend 2% 49% Popfly: 2B
b2 0-0 2 --- MLN F. Thomas B. Friend -1% 48% Single
b2 0-0 2 1-- MLN J. Torre B. Friend -2% 46% Single; Thomas to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- O MLN F. Mantilla B. Friend 4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Bob Hendley facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O PIT H. Smith B. Hendley -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski B. Hendley -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O PIT B. Friend B. Hendley -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O MLN B. Hendley B. Friend 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O MLN L. Maye B. Friend 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 2 --- MLN R. McMillan B. Friend -1% 47% Walk
b3 0-0 2 1-- O MLN E. Mathews B. Friend 3% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Bob Hendley facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- PIT B. Virdon B. Hendley 4% 54% Walk
t4 0-0 0 1-- PIT D. Groat B. Hendley 7% 61% Walk; Virdon to 2B
t4 0-0 0 12- R PIT R. Clemente B. Hendley 15% 76% Single to RF; Virdon Scores; Groat to 3B
t4 1-0 0 1-3 ROO PIT D. Stuart B. Hendley -5% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Groat Scores/No RBI
t4 2-0 2 --- O PIT D. Hoak B. Hendley -1% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- MLN H. Aaron B. Friend -8% 63% Double
b4 0-2 0 -2- O MLN J. Adcock B. Friend 5% 68% Strikeout
b4 0-2 1 -2- O MLN F. Thomas B. Friend 4% 73% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 2 -2- O MLN J. Torre B. Friend 4% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Bob Hendley facing 6-7-8
t5 2-0 0 --- PIT B. Skinner B. Hendley 3% 79% Single
t5 2-0 0 1-- O PIT H. Smith B. Hendley -4% 75% Skinner Picked off 1B (P-1B-SS)
t5 2-0 1 --- O PIT H. Smith B. Hendley -1% 74% Popfly: 3B
t5 2-0 2 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski B. Hendley -1% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 8-9-1
b5 0-2 0 --- O MLN F. Mantilla B. Friend 3% 76% Popfly: 1B
b5 0-2 1 --- O MLN B. Hendley B. Friend 2% 78% Strikeout
b5 0-2 2 --- MLN L. Maye B. Friend -2% 76% Single
b5 0-2 2 1-- O MLN R. McMillan B. Friend 3% 79% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Bob Hendley facing 9-1-2
t6 2-0 0 --- PIT B. Friend B. Hendley 2% 82% Single
t6 2-0 0 1-- O PIT B. Virdon B. Hendley -2% 79% Flyball: CF
t6 2-0 1 1-- OO PIT D. Groat B. Hendley -4% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 3-4-5
b6 0-2 0 --- MLN E. Mathews B. Friend -9% 67% Double to RF
b6 0-2 0 -2- R MLN H. Aaron B. Friend -11% 55% Single to CF; Mathews Scores
b6 1-2 0 1-- O MLN J. Adcock B. Friend 6% 61% Strikeout
b6 1-2 1 1-- MLN F. Thomas B. Friend -3% 58% Aaron Steals 2B
b6 1-2 1 -2- O MLN F. Thomas B. Friend 6% 64% Flyball: CF
b6 1-2 2 -2- O MLN J. Torre B. Friend 6% 70% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Bob Hendley facing 3-4-5
t7 2-1 0 --- O PIT R. Clemente B. Hendley -2% 68% Flyball: RF
t7 2-1 1 --- O PIT D. Stuart B. Hendley -2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-1 2 --- O PIT D. Hoak B. Hendley -1% 65% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 8-9-1
b7 1-2 0 --- O MLN F. Mantilla B. Friend 5% 70% Lineout: SS
Neil Chrisley pinch hits for Bob Hendley (P) batting 9th
b7 1-2 1 --- O MLN N. Chrisley B. Friend 3% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-2 2 --- O MLN L. Maye B. Friend 2% 76% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 6-7-8
Lew Burdette replaces Neil Chrisley (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-1 0 --- O PIT B. Skinner L. Burdette -2% 74% Popfly: P
t8 2-1 1 --- PIT H. Smith L. Burdette 2% 76% Walk
t8 2-1 1 1-- O PIT B. Mazeroski L. Burdette -3% 73% Popfly: 2B
t8 2-1 2 1-- O PIT B. Friend L. Burdette -2% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 2-3-4
Al Spangler pinch hits for Roy McMillan (SS) batting 2nd
b8 1-2 0 --- O MLN A. Spangler B. Friend 6% 77% Flyball: CF
b8 1-2 1 --- O MLN E. Mathews B. Friend 4% 81% Flyball: LF
b8 1-2 2 --- O MLN H. Aaron B. Friend 3% 85% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 1-2-3
Frank Bolling replaces Lee Maye (RF) playing 2B batting 1st
Felix Mantilla moves from 2B to SS
Al Spangler moves from PH to CF
Hank Aaron moves from CF to RF
t9 2-1 0 --- O PIT B. Virdon L. Burdette -2% 83% Groundout: P-1B
t9 2-1 1 --- PIT D. Groat L. Burdette 2% 85% Single
t9 2-1 1 1-- O PIT R. Clemente L. Burdette -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B; Groat to 2B
t9 2-1 2 -2- O PIT D. Stuart L. Burdette -3% 81% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 5-6-7
b9 1-2 0 --- MLN J. Adcock B. Friend -13% 68% Single to 3B
John DeMerit pinch runs for Joe Adcock (1B) batting 5th
b9 1-2 0 1-- O MLN F. Thomas B. Friend 12% 80% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
b9 1-2 1 1-- MLN J. Torre B. Friend -12% 68% Single; Thomas to 2B
Bob Boyd pinch hits for Felix Mantilla (SS) batting 8th
b9 1-2 1 12- O MLN B. Boyd B. Friend 13% 81% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B; Thomas to 3B
Gino Cimoli pinch hits for Lew Burdette (P) batting 9th
b9 1-2 2 1-3 MLN G. Cimoli B. Friend -7% 74% Walk; Boyd to 2B
b9 1-2 2 123 O MLN F. Bolling B. Friend 26% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 1.

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