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DET
@BAL
6
8
LAA
@BOS
3
4
WSA
@CHW
2
7
CLE
@KCA
7
0
MIN
@NYY
6
3
NYM
@HOU
1
9
PHI
@LAD
12
3
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@MLN
4
1
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@SFG
2
3
CIN
@STL
3
1
Saturday, September 28, 1963,
, County Stadium
Attendance: 8,289, Time of Game: 2:17
Cubs
4
82-79
 Won 2 
7th, 17 GB
at Braves
1
83-78
 Lost 2 
6th, 16 GB
W: Dick Ellsworth (22-10)
L: Denny Lemaster (11-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  2   0  0  0   0  2  0    4  6  1
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  5  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Cowan CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .273 .727 -0.074 0.93 0.000 -0.074 -0.9 0 0
   Ellis Burton CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .227 .705 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.3 0 0
Jimmy Stewart SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .747 -0.057 0.94 0.025 -0.082 -0.6 3 6
Billy Williams LF 3 2 2 2 1 0 .286 .854 0.245 1.01 0.272 -0.027 2.0 0 0 HR,SB
Ron Santo 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 .296 .817 -0.072 0.85 0.009 -0.081 -0.8 0 6
Leo Burke 2B 3 1 1 2 1 2 .194 .579 0.159 0.82 0.197 -0.038 1.8 4 4 HR
Lou Brock RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .259 .686 -0.054 0.57 0.000 -0.054 -0.7 1 0
John Boccabella 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .197 .580 -0.022 0.38 0.020 -0.042 0.1 16 0 GDP
Dick Bertell C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .570 -0.047 0.46 0.000 -0.047 -0.9 3 0
Dick Ellsworth P 3 1 1 0 1 2 .096 .262 0.075 0.63 0.087 -0.013 0.5 0 2
Team Totals 33 4 6 4 4 14 .182 .634 0.149 0.71 0.610 -0.462 0.2 27 18
HR: B Williams (25, off D Lemaster; 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF); L Burke (3, off B Hendley; 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF).
TB: B Williams 5; L Burke 4; J Boccabella 2; D Ellsworth.
GIDP: J Boccabella (2).
RBI: L Burke 2 (12); B Williams 2 (94).
2-out RBI: L Burke 2; B Williams 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Stewart-L Burke-J Boccabella; R Santo-L Burke-J Boccabella.
E: L Burke (7).
Baserunning
SB: B Williams (7, 2nd base off B Hendley/J Torre).

Milwaukee Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ty Cline CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .241 .554 -0.027 0.71 0.026 -0.053 -0.2 1 0
Denis Menke 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .235 .636 -0.077 0.75 0.000 -0.077 -0.7 4 1
Hank Aaron RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .317 .972 -0.046 0.70 0.012 -0.058 -0.4 2 0
Eddie Mathews 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 .263 .854 0.082 0.84 0.121 -0.039 0.5 0 2 2B
Joe Torre C 4 0 1 1 0 0 .291 .778 0.056 1.18 0.125 -0.069 0.0 14 0 GDP
Gene Oliver 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .245 .743 -0.033 1.71 0.054 -0.087 -0.1 5 0
Tommie Aaron LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .201 .537 -0.145 1.75 0.000 -0.145 -0.7 0 0 GDP
Roy McMillan SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .622 -0.093 1.23 0.000 -0.093 -0.7 1 4
Denny Lemaster P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .473 -0.016 0.70 0.000 -0.016 -0.1 0 0
   Del Crandall PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .201 .502 -0.041 1.50 0.000 -0.041 -0.3
   Bob Hendley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .106 .249 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Hawk Taylor PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .069 .169 -0.013 0.53 0.000 -0.013 -0.1
   Bob Shaw P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .122 .322 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 5 1 1 3 .161 .381 -0.353 1.05 0.338 -0.691 -2.8 27 8
2B: E Mathews (27, off D Ellsworth).
TB: E Mathews 3; G Oliver; H Aaron; J Torre.
GIDP: T Aaron (7); J Torre (19).
RBI: J Torre (70).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Mathews-D Menke-G Oliver.
PB: J Torre (11).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Ellsworth, W (22-10) 9 5 1 1 1 3 0 2.11 32 75 0.352 1.05 2.8
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 1 3 0 1.00 32 75 0.352 1.05 2.8

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny Lemaster, L (11-14) 5 3 2 2 3 10 1 3.04 22 60 -0.048 0.85 0.1
Bob Hendley 3 2 2 2 1 2 1 3.93 11 0 0 -0.105 0.68 -0.7
Bob Shaw 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.66 4 0 0 0.005 0.16 0.4
Team Totals 9 6 4 4 4 14 2 4.00 37 60 0 0 -0.148 0.71 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: D Lemaster (13); B Shaw (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Bill Jackowski, 2B - (none), 3B - Shag Crawford.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Milwaukee Braves
1 Billy Cowan CF 1 Ty Cline CF
2 Jimmy Stewart SS 2 Denis Menke 2B
3 Billy Williams LF 3 Hank Aaron RF
4 Ron Santo 3B 4 Eddie Mathews 3B
5 Leo Burke 2B 5 Joe Torre C
6 Lou Brock RF 6 Gene Oliver 1B
7 John Boccabella 1B 7 Tommie Aaron LF
8 Dick Bertell C 8 Roy McMillan SS
9 Dick Ellsworth P 9 Denny Lemaster P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 2 -2- RR CHC B. Williams D. Lemaster 23% 71% Home Run (Line Drive); Ellsworth Scores
t8 2-1 2 -2- RR CHC L. Burke B. Hendley 17% 94% Home Run (Line Drive); Williams Scores
b7 0-2 0 -2- R MLN J. Torre D. Ellsworth -13% 59% Single to RF (Line Drive); Mathews Scores
b7 1-2 1 1-- OO MLN T. Aaron D. Ellsworth 11% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b7 0-2 0 --- MLN E. Mathews D. Ellsworth -10% 72% Double to RF (Line Drive)

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' Denny Lemaster facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Cowan D. Lemaster -2% 48% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- CHC J. Stewart D. Lemaster 2% 50% Strikeout, Passed Ball; Stewart to 1B
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CHC B. Williams D. Lemaster -3% 48% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Santo D. Lemaster -2% 46% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MLN T. Cline D. Ellsworth 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O MLN D. Menke D. Ellsworth 1% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- MLN H. Aaron D. Ellsworth -1% 48% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 2 1-- O MLN E. Mathews D. Ellsworth 2% 50% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Denny Lemaster facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHC L. Burke D. Lemaster -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O CHC L. Brock D. Lemaster -2% 46% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- CHC J. Boccabella D. Lemaster 1% 48% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 2 1-- O CHC D. Bertell D. Lemaster -2% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O MLN J. Torre D. Ellsworth 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O MLN G. Oliver D. Ellsworth 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O MLN T. Aaron D. Ellsworth 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Denny Lemaster facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- CHC D. Ellsworth D. Lemaster 4% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- O CHC B. Cowan D. Lemaster -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-2B; Ellsworth to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- O CHC J. Stewart D. Lemaster -4% 49% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 -2- RR CHC B. Williams D. Lemaster 23% 71% Home Run (Line Drive); Ellsworth Scores
t3 2-0 2 --- CHC R. Santo D. Lemaster 1% 72% Walk
t3 2-0 2 1-- O CHC L. Burke D. Lemaster -2% 71% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O MLN R. McMillan D. Ellsworth 2% 73% Lineout: SS
b3 0-2 1 --- O MLN D. Lemaster D. Ellsworth 2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- MLN T. Cline D. Ellsworth -1% 73% Reached on E4 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball); Cline to 1B
b3 0-2 2 1-- O MLN D. Menke D. Ellsworth 2% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Denny Lemaster facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- O CHC L. Brock D. Lemaster -2% 74% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-0 1 --- O CHC J. Boccabella D. Lemaster -1% 73% Strikeout
t4 2-0 2 --- O CHC D. Bertell D. Lemaster -1% 72% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- O MLN H. Aaron D. Ellsworth 3% 75% Popfly: SS
b4 0-2 1 --- O MLN E. Mathews D. Ellsworth 2% 77% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-2 2 --- O MLN J. Torre D. Ellsworth 1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Denny Lemaster facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- CHC D. Ellsworth D. Lemaster 2% 80% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t5 2-0 0 1-- CHC B. Cowan D. Lemaster 2% 83% Wild Pitch; Ellsworth to 2B
t5 2-0 0 -2- O CHC B. Cowan D. Lemaster -3% 80% Strikeout
t5 2-0 1 -2- O CHC J. Stewart D. Lemaster -2% 77% Foul Flyball: C
t5 2-0 2 -2- CHC B. Williams D. Lemaster 1% 78% Walk
t5 2-0 2 12- O CHC R. Santo D. Lemaster -3% 75% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- MLN G. Oliver D. Ellsworth -5% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 0-2 0 1-- O MLN T. Aaron D. Ellsworth 3% 72% Groundout: P-1B; Oliver to 2B
b5 0-2 1 -2- O MLN R. McMillan D. Ellsworth 5% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
Del Crandall pinch hits for Denny Lemaster (P) batting 9th
b5 0-2 2 -2- O MLN D. Crandall D. Ellsworth 4% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Bob Hendley facing 5-6-7
Bob Hendley replaces Del Crandall (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 2-0 0 --- CHC L. Burke B. Hendley 2% 83% Walk
t6 2-0 0 1-- O CHC L. Brock B. Hendley -2% 81% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 2-0 1 1-- OO CHC J. Boccabella B. Hendley -3% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 1-2-3
b6 0-2 0 --- O MLN T. Cline D. Ellsworth 3% 81% Popfly: SS
b6 0-2 1 --- O MLN D. Menke D. Ellsworth 2% 83% Flyball: RF
b6 0-2 2 --- O MLN H. Aaron D. Ellsworth 1% 84% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Bob Hendley facing 8-9-1
t7 2-0 0 --- O CHC D. Bertell B. Hendley -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-0 1 --- O CHC D. Ellsworth B. Hendley -1% 82% Strikeout Looking
t7 2-0 2 --- O CHC B. Cowan B. Hendley -1% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 4-5-6
Ellis Burton replaces Billy Cowan playing CF batting 1st
b7 0-2 0 --- MLN E. Mathews D. Ellsworth -10% 72% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b7 0-2 0 -2- R MLN J. Torre D. Ellsworth -13% 59% Single to RF (Line Drive); Mathews Scores
b7 1-2 0 1-- O MLN G. Oliver D. Ellsworth 7% 66% Popfly: 2B
b7 1-2 1 1-- OO MLN T. Aaron D. Ellsworth 11% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Bob Hendley facing 2-3-4
t8 2-1 0 --- O CHC J. Stewart B. Hendley -2% 75% Groundout: P-1B
t8 2-1 1 --- CHC B. Williams B. Hendley 2% 77% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t8 2-1 1 1-- CHC R. Santo B. Hendley 2% 79% Williams Steals 2B
t8 2-1 1 -2- O CHC R. Santo B. Hendley -3% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-1 2 -2- RR CHC L. Burke B. Hendley 17% 94% Home Run (Line Drive); Williams Scores
t8 4-1 2 --- O CHC L. Brock B. Hendley -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-4, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 8-9-1
b8 1-4 0 --- O MLN R. McMillan D. Ellsworth 2% 96% Groundout: P-2B-1B
Hawk Taylor pinch hits for Bob Hendley (P) batting 9th
b8 1-4 1 --- O MLN H. Taylor D. Ellsworth 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-4 2 --- MLN T. Cline D. Ellsworth -1% 96% Walk
b8 1-4 2 1-- O MLN D. Menke D. Ellsworth 2% 97% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Braves 1.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-1, Braves' Bob Shaw facing 7-8-9
Bob Shaw replaces Hawk Taylor (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-1 0 --- CHC J. Boccabella B. Shaw 0% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t9 4-1 0 1-- CHC D. Bertell B. Shaw 0% 98% Wild Pitch; Boccabella to 2B
t9 4-1 0 -2- O CHC D. Bertell B. Shaw -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t9 4-1 1 -2- O CHC D. Ellsworth B. Shaw -0% 97% Strikeout
t9 4-1 2 -2- O CHC E. Burton B. Shaw -0% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-4, Cubs' Dick Ellsworth facing 3-4-5
b9 1-4 0 --- O MLN H. Aaron D. Ellsworth 2% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 1-4 1 --- MLN E. Mathews D. Ellsworth -2% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b9 1-4 1 1-- OO MLN J. Torre D. Ellsworth 4% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Braves 1.

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