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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CHW
5
4
BOS
@CLE
6
2
PHA
@DET
2
3
CHC
@BRO
0
7
CHC
@BRO
4
8
CIN
@BSN
3
0
PIT
@NYG
5
1
STL
@PHI
3
2
 
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Tuesday, July 15, 1941,
, Polo Grounds V
Attendance: 3,296, Time of Game: 1:55
Pirates
5
37-37
 Won 1 
5th, 15 GB
at Giants
1
42-35
 Lost 1 
3rd, 11½ GB
W: Max Butcher (9-7)
L: Cliff Melton (6-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  1   2  0  0   0  2  0    5 10  1
Giants          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  7  4

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lee Handley 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .289 .342 .338 .680 0.008 0.82 0.095 -0.086 0.4 0 2 GDP
Arky Vaughan SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .298 .378 .422 .800 -0.090 0.81 0.040 -0.130 -1.4 1 2 CS,GDP
Bob Elliott RF 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .282 .349 .405 .754 0.005 0.92 0.046 -0.041 -0.6 2 0 2B,SB
Elbie Fletcher 1B 4 1 0 0 1 3 5 .314 .454 .500 .954 -0.115 0.97 0.013 -0.128 -1.6 13 1
Maurice Van Robays LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .289 .339 .365 .704 -0.050 0.83 0.017 -0.067 -0.3 3 0
Frankie Gustine 2B 4 2 1 0 0 0 4 .258 .312 .333 .646 0.084 0.84 0.119 -0.036 0.7 1 4 CS
Vince DiMaggio CF 3 0 1 1 1 2 4 .249 .347 .427 .774 -0.019 0.82 0.053 -0.073 0.6 2 0 SB
Al Lopez C 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .280 .338 .368 .707 0.239 0.90 0.270 -0.031 1.5 4 1 HR
Max Butcher P 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .163 .217 .163 .380 0.083 0.68 0.092 -0.009 1.3 1 1
Team Totals 36 5 10 3 4 6 40 .278 .350 .389 .739 0.145 0.83 0.745 -0.601 0.7 27 11
2B: B Elliott (12, off C Melton).
HR: A Lopez (3, off C Melton, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: A Lopez 5; L Handley 2; B Elliott 2; F Gustine; V DiMaggio; M Van Robays; A Vaughan; M Butcher.
GIDP: A Vaughan (2); L Handley (7).
RBI: A Lopez 2 (32); V DiMaggio (48).
2-out RBI: A Lopez 2; V DiMaggio.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 15.
Fielding
E: M Butcher (2).
Baserunning
SB: B Elliott (2, 2nd base off C Melton/H Danning); V DiMaggio (5, 2nd base off C Melton/H Danning).
CS: F Gustine (1, 2nd base by C Melton/H Danning); A Vaughan (3, 2nd base by C Melton/H Danning).

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Rucker CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .283 .329 .365 .694 -0.020 0.77 0.033 -0.053 -0.2 2 0
Burgess Whitehead 2B 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .248 .265 .320 .584 0.095 0.89 0.116 -0.020 0.6 6 3
Jo-Jo Moore LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .281 .335 .384 .719 -0.111 1.69 0.035 -0.146 -0.6 0 0
Mel Ott RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .293 .437 .533 .970 0.030 1.18 0.087 -0.057 0.4 1 0
Harry Danning C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .258 .305 .413 .718 0.013 1.39 0.087 -0.074 0.3 6 4
Babe Young 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .234 .326 .380 .705 -0.115 1.03 0.000 -0.115 -1.3 9 0
Dick Bartell 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .273 .370 .393 .763 -0.114 1.14 0.000 -0.114 -1.3 2 1
Billy Jurges SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .263 .346 .343 .689 -0.077 1.02 0.000 -0.077 -0.6 1 4
   Gabby Hartnett PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .262 .318 .344 .662 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
Cliff Melton P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .176 .200 .176 .376 -0.026 0.52 0.000 -0.026 -0.3 0 1
   Ken O'Dea PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .302 .436 .738 -0.025 1.04 0.000 -0.025 -0.2
   Jumbo Brown P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Odell Hale PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .240 .345 .347 .691 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
Team Totals 34 1 7 1 2 3 36 .206 .250 .206 .456 -0.356 1.05 0.358 -0.713 -3.3 27 14
TB: B Whitehead 3; J Rucker 2; M Ott; H Danning.
RBI: H Danning (40).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 3. H Danning-B Whitehead; B Whitehead-B Young; B Jurges-B Whitehead-B Young.
PB: H Danning (1).
E: B Jurges (17); M Ott (5); B Whitehead (15); B Young (10).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Max Butcher, W (9-7) 9 7 1 1 2 3 0 3.06 36 70 0.356 1.05 3.3
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 2 3 0 1.00 36 70 0.356 1.05 3.3

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Cliff Melton, L (6-6) 7 7 3 0 2 4 1 2.50 29 59 -0.057 1.04 0.4
Jumbo Brown 2 3 2 1 2 2 0 3.21 11 0 0 -0.086 0.30 -1.0
Team Totals 9 10 5 1 4 6 1 1.00 40 59 0 0 -0.143 0.83 -0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jocko Conlan, 1B - Larry Goetz, 2B - (none), 3B - Beans Reardon.
Time of Game: 1:55.
Attendance: 3,296.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         New York Giants
1 Lee Handley 3B 1 Johnny Rucker CF
2 Arky Vaughan SS 2 Burgess Whitehead 2B
3 Bob Elliott RF 3 Jo-Jo Moore LF
4 Elbie Fletcher 1B 4 Mel Ott RF
5 Maurice Van Robays LF 5 Harry Danning C
6 Frankie Gustine 2B 6 Babe Young 1B
7 Vince DiMaggio CF 7 Dick Bartell 3B
8 Al Lopez C 8 Billy Jurges SS
9 Max Butcher P 9 Cliff Melton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-1 2 -2- RR PIT A. Lopez C. Melton 23% 71% Home Run; Gustine Scores/unER; Lopez Scores/unER
t3 0-1 0 123 ROO PIT A. Vaughan C. Melton -10% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B; Lopez Scores/No RBI/unER; Butcher to 3B
t3 0-1 0 12- PIT L. Handley C. Melton 9% 58% Single/Bunt; Lopez to 3B; Butcher to 2B
b1 0-0 1 123 R NYG H. Danning M. Butcher -9% 27% Single to SS; Whitehead Scores; Moore to 3B; Ott to 2B
b7 1-3 2 12- O NYG J. Moore M. Butcher 7% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted

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, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT L. Handley C. Melton -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT A. Vaughan C. Melton -2% 46% Groundout: C-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- PIT B. Elliott C. Melton 2% 48% Double
t1 0-0 2 -2- O PIT E. Fletcher C. Melton -3% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYG J. Rucker M. Butcher 2% 47% Lineout: 2B
b1 0-0 1 --- NYG B. Whitehead M. Butcher -2% 45% Single to SS
b1 0-0 1 1-- NYG J. Moore M. Butcher -4% 42% Walk; Whitehead to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- NYG M. Ott M. Butcher -6% 36% Walk; Whitehead to 3B; Moore to 2B
b1 0-0 1 123 R NYG H. Danning M. Butcher -9% 27% Single to SS; Whitehead Scores; Moore to 3B; Ott to 2B
b1 1-0 1 123 O NYG B. Young M. Butcher 6% 33% Lineout: LF
b1 1-0 2 123 O NYG D. Bartell M. Butcher 6% 39% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O PIT M. Van Robays C. Melton -2% 37% Popfly: 3B
t2 0-1 1 --- PIT F. Gustine C. Melton 3% 40% Single
t2 0-1 1 1-- OO PIT V. DiMaggio C. Melton -5% 34% Double Play: Strikeout, Gustine Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 8-9-1
b2 1-0 0 --- O NYG B. Jurges M. Butcher 2% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- O NYG C. Melton M. Butcher 1% 37% Flyball: CF
b2 1-0 2 --- NYG J. Rucker M. Butcher -1% 36% Single
b2 1-0 2 1-- O NYG B. Whitehead M. Butcher 2% 38% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- PIT A. Lopez C. Melton 4% 43% Single to SS
t3 0-1 0 1-- PIT M. Butcher C. Melton 7% 49% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Lopez to 2B
t3 0-1 0 12- PIT L. Handley C. Melton 9% 58% Single/Bunt; Lopez to 3B; Butcher to 2B
t3 0-1 0 123 ROO PIT A. Vaughan C. Melton -10% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B; Lopez Scores/No RBI/unER; Butcher to 3B
t3 1-1 2 --3 PIT B. Elliott C. Melton 1% 50% Walk
t3 1-1 2 1-3 PIT E. Fletcher C. Melton 1% 51% Elliott Steals 2B
t3 1-1 2 -23 O PIT E. Fletcher C. Melton -7% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 3-4-5
b3 1-1 0 --- O NYG J. Moore M. Butcher 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-1 1 --- NYG M. Ott M. Butcher -3% 44% Single
b3 1-1 1 1-- O NYG H. Danning M. Butcher 3% 47% Flyball: LF
b3 1-1 2 1-- O NYG B. Young M. Butcher 3% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Giants 1.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 5-6-7
t4 1-1 0 --- O PIT M. Van Robays C. Melton -3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
t4 1-1 1 --- PIT F. Gustine C. Melton 5% 52% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball); Gustine to 2B
t4 1-1 1 -2- O PIT V. DiMaggio C. Melton -4% 48% Strikeout
t4 1-1 2 -2- RR PIT A. Lopez C. Melton 23% 71% Home Run; Gustine Scores/unER; Lopez Scores/unER
t4 3-1 2 --- O PIT M. Butcher C. Melton -1% 70% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 7-8-9
b4 1-3 0 --- O NYG D. Bartell M. Butcher 3% 73% Flyball: LF
b4 1-3 1 --- O NYG B. Jurges M. Butcher 2% 75% Foul Flyball: 1B
b4 1-3 2 --- O NYG C. Melton M. Butcher 1% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Giants 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 1-2-3
t5 3-1 0 --- O PIT L. Handley C. Melton -2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-1 1 --- PIT A. Vaughan C. Melton 3% 78% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Vaughan to 2B
t5 3-1 1 -2- O PIT B. Elliott C. Melton -3% 75% Lineout: CF
t5 3-1 2 -2- O PIT E. Fletcher C. Melton -3% 72% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 1-2-3
b5 1-3 0 --- O NYG J. Rucker M. Butcher 3% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-3 1 --- NYG B. Whitehead M. Butcher -6% 70% Single to P/Bunt; Whitehead to 2B/Adv on E1 (throw)
b5 1-3 1 -2- O NYG J. Moore M. Butcher 5% 75% Popfly: SS
b5 1-3 2 -2- O NYG M. Ott M. Butcher 4% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Giants 1.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 5-6-7
t6 3-1 0 --- O PIT M. Van Robays C. Melton -2% 77% Popfly: 2B
t6 3-1 1 --- O PIT F. Gustine C. Melton -1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-1 2 --- PIT V. DiMaggio C. Melton 1% 77% Walk
t6 3-1 2 1-- PIT A. Lopez C. Melton 1% 78% DiMaggio Steals 2B
t6 3-1 2 -2- O PIT A. Lopez C. Melton -3% 75% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 5-6-7
b6 1-3 0 --- O NYG H. Danning M. Butcher 3% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-3 1 --- O NYG B. Young M. Butcher 2% 81% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 1-3 2 --- O NYG D. Bartell M. Butcher 1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Giants 1.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 9-1-2
t7 3-1 0 --- PIT M. Butcher C. Melton 2% 85% Single
t7 3-1 0 1-- OO PIT L. Handley C. Melton -5% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t7 3-1 2 --- PIT A. Vaughan C. Melton 1% 81% Single
t7 3-1 2 1-- O PIT B. Elliott C. Melton -2% 79% Vaughan Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 8-9-1
b7 1-3 0 --- O NYG B. Jurges M. Butcher 4% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
Ken O'Dea pinch hits for Cliff Melton (P) batting 9th
b7 1-3 1 --- O NYG K. O'Dea M. Butcher 3% 85% Flyball: CF
b7 1-3 2 --- NYG J. Rucker M. Butcher -2% 83% Single
b7 1-3 2 1-- NYG B. Whitehead M. Butcher -4% 80% Single; Rucker to 2B
b7 1-3 2 12- O NYG J. Moore M. Butcher 7% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Giants 1.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Giants' Jumbo Brown facing 3-4-5
Jumbo Brown replaces Ken O'Dea (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-1 0 --- O PIT B. Elliott J. Brown -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-1 1 --- PIT E. Fletcher J. Brown 1% 87% Walk
t8 3-1 1 1-- PIT M. Van Robays J. Brown 2% 89% Single to LF; Fletcher to 2B
t8 3-1 1 12- RO PIT F. Gustine J. Brown 4% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Fletcher Scores/Adv on E4 (throw)/No RBI; Gustine to 2B
t8 4-1 2 -2- R PIT V. DiMaggio J. Brown 4% 97% Single to LF; Gustine Scores/unER; DiMaggio to 2B/Adv on throw
t8 5-1 2 -2- O PIT A. Lopez J. Brown -1% 96% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-5, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 4-5-6
b8 1-5 0 --- O NYG M. Ott M. Butcher 1% 97% Foul Flyball: C
b8 1-5 1 --- O NYG H. Danning M. Butcher 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 1-5 2 --- O NYG B. Young M. Butcher 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Giants 1.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-1, Giants' Jumbo Brown facing 9-1-2
t9 5-1 0 --- PIT M. Butcher J. Brown 0% 99% Walk
t9 5-1 0 1-- PIT L. Handley J. Brown 0% 99% Single; Butcher to 2B
t9 5-1 0 12- O PIT A. Vaughan J. Brown -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: C-3B/Forceout at 3B; Handley to 2B
t9 5-1 1 12- O PIT B. Elliott J. Brown -0% 99% Strikeout
t9 5-1 2 12- PIT E. Fletcher J. Brown 0% 99% Passed Ball; Handley to 3B; Vaughan to 2B
t9 5-1 2 -23 O PIT E. Fletcher J. Brown -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 5, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-5, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 7-8-9
b9 1-5 0 --- O NYG D. Bartell M. Butcher 1% 99% Groundout: C-1B
Gabby Hartnett pinch hits for Billy Jurges (SS) batting 8th
b9 1-5 1 --- O NYG G. Hartnett M. Butcher 1% 100% Strikeout
Odell Hale pinch hits for Jumbo Brown (P) batting 9th
b9 1-5 2 --- O NYG O. Hale M. Butcher 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Giants 1.

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