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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
9
4
SLB
@CHW
1
2
SLB
@CHW
0
4
PHA
@WSH
8
3
BSN
@NYG
2
6
BRO
@PHI
4
7
BRO
@PHI
6
5
CIN
@PIT
3
2
 
(10)
CIN
@PIT
1
3
CHC
@STL
4
5
Sunday, April 24, 1949,
, Polo Grounds V
Attendance: 26,007, Time of Game: 2:30
Braves
2
3-3
 Lost 2 
4th, 1 GB
at Giants
6
3-2
 Won 3 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Sheldon Jones (1-1)
L: Vern Bickford (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   1  0  1   0  0  0    2  7  1
Giants          3  3  0   0  0  0   0  0  X    6  8  0

Boston Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Stanky 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .280 .400 .280 .680 0.001 0.47 0.035 -0.035 -0.5 3 3
Al Dark SS 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .467 .484 .533 1.017 0.025 0.68 0.058 -0.033 0.8 2 1
Earl Torgeson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .172 .226 .310 .536 -0.070 0.87 0.009 -0.079 -1.1 11 1 SB
Bob Elliott 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .154 .267 .154 .421 -0.082 0.69 0.000 -0.082 -1.5 1 3 GDP
Jim Russell CF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .222 .276 .259 .535 0.002 0.46 0.032 -0.030 0.6 4 0
Pete Reiser LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .190 .346 .190 .537 0.041 0.45 0.056 -0.015 0.9 0 0
Tommy Holmes RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .231 .259 .269 .528 -0.088 0.67 0.000 -0.088 -1.3 1 0 GDP
Bill Salkeld C 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .571 .667 .714 1.381 0.014 0.43 0.030 -0.015 0.4 1 0
Vern Bickford P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Don Thompson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.015 0.67 0.000 -0.015 -0.4
   Bobby Hogue P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.024 0.48 0.000 -0.024 -0.5 1 4
Team Totals 30 2 7 2 4 2 34 .233 .324 .233 .557 -0.196 0.60 0.220 -0.416 -2.6 24 12
TB: A Dark 2; B Hogue; P Reiser; B Salkeld; J Russell; E Stanky.
GIDP: T Holmes (2); B Elliott (2).
RBI: P Reiser (1); J Russell (6).
2-out RBI: P Reiser; J Russell.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Dark-E Stanky-E Torgeson.
E: V Bickford (1).
Baserunning
SB: E Torgeson (2, 2nd base off S Jones/M Livingston).

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Rhawn 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .333 .412 .333 .745 0.030 0.41 0.040 -0.009 -0.2 3 6
Whitey Lockman LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .308 .308 .346 .654 -0.017 0.44 0.017 -0.034 0.3 0 1 SB
Sid Gordon 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .292 .346 .583 .929 -0.037 0.38 0.000 -0.037 -1.1 3 1
Johnny Mize 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .160 .192 .160 .352 0.010 0.29 0.019 -0.010 -0.6 10 1
Bobby Thomson CF 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .375 .400 .500 .900 0.237 0.48 0.245 -0.008 2.3 3 0 HR
Willard Marshall RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .500 .688 .800 1.488 0.000 0.13 0.008 -0.008 0.4 1 0
Mickey Livingston C 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .333 .385 .833 1.218 -0.003 0.25 0.018 -0.021 -1.1 1 1 GDP
Buddy Kerr SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .444 .474 .444 .918 0.029 0.31 0.032 -0.002 0.8 5 4
Sheldon Jones P 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.055 0.41 0.061 -0.006 1.0 1 1 SH
Team Totals 31 6 8 5 2 0 34 .258 .303 .355 .658 0.304 0.35 0.440 -0.135 1.9 27 15
HR: B Thomson (1, off V Bickford, 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: S Jones (1, off B Hogue).
TB: B Thomson 5; B Kerr 2; J Mize; W Lockman; W Marshall; B Rhawn.
GIDP: M Livingston (1).
RBI: B Thomson 3 (3); W Lockman (4); B Rhawn (2).
2-out RBI: B Thomson 3.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. B Rhawn-B Kerr-J Mize; B Kerr-B Rhawn-J Mize; B Rhawn-J Mize.
Outfield Assists: W Lockman (B Salkeld at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: W Lockman (1, 2nd base off B Hogue/B Salkeld).

Boston Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vern Bickford, L (1-1) 2 4 6 3 1 0 1 3.27 12 29 -0.349 0.76 -5.0
Bobby Hogue 6 4 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 22 0 0 0.044 0.13 3.1
Team Totals 8 8 6 3 2 0 1 3.38 34 29 0 0 -0.305 0.35 -1.9

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Sheldon Jones, W (1-1) 9 7 2 2 4 2 0 2.13 34 63 0.196 0.60 2.6
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 4 2 0 2.00 34 63 0.196 0.60 2.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Artie Gore, 1B - Scotty Robb, 2B - Frank Dascoli, 3B - Babe Pinelli.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: 26,007.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Braves         New York Giants
1 Eddie Stanky 2B 1 Bobby Rhawn 2B
2 Al Dark SS 2 Whitey Lockman LF
3 Earl Torgeson 1B 3 Sid Gordon 3B
4 Bob Elliott 3B 4 Johnny Mize 1B
5 Jim Russell CF 5 Bobby Thomson CF
6 Pete Reiser LF 6 Willard Marshall RF
7 Tommy Holmes RF 7 Mickey Livingston C
8 Bill Salkeld C 8 Buddy Kerr SS
9 Vern Bickford P 9 Sheldon Jones P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 12- RRR NYG B. Thomson V. Bickford 24% 79% Home Run; Rhawn Scores; Mize Scores
b2 3-0 0 12- R NYG S. Jones V. Bickford 6% 93% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Kerr to 3B; Livingston Scores/unER; Jones to 2B
t2 0-3 1 1-- OO BSN T. Holmes S. Jones 5% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t1 0-0 0 --- BSN E. Stanky S. Jones -4% 46% Single to RF
b1 0-0 0 --- NYG B. Rhawn V. Bickford 3% 58% Single to LF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BSN E. Stanky S. Jones -4% 46% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O BSN A. Dark S. Jones 3% 50% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- O BSN E. Torgeson S. Jones 3% 53% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 2 1-- BSN B. Elliott S. Jones -1% 52% Torgeson Steals 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O BSN B. Elliott S. Jones 3% 55% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- NYG B. Rhawn V. Bickford 3% 58% Single to LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O NYG W. Lockman V. Bickford -3% 55% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O NYG S. Gordon V. Bickford -3% 52% Popfly: 1B
b1 0-0 2 1-- NYG J. Mize V. Bickford 2% 54% Single to LF; Rhawn to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- RRR NYG B. Thomson V. Bickford 24% 79% Home Run; Rhawn Scores; Mize Scores
b1 3-0 2 --- O NYG W. Marshall V. Bickford -1% 78% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 3.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 5-6-7
t2 0-3 0 --- O BSN J. Russell S. Jones 2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-3 1 --- BSN P. Reiser S. Jones -2% 78% Walk
t2 0-3 1 1-- OO BSN T. Holmes S. Jones 5% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 7-8-9
b2 3-0 0 --- NYG M. Livingston V. Bickford 2% 84% Walk
b2 3-0 0 1-- NYG B. Kerr V. Bickford 3% 87% Single to SS; Livingston to 2B
b2 3-0 0 12- R NYG S. Jones V. Bickford 6% 93% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Kerr to 3B; Livingston Scores/unER; Jones to 2B
b2 4-0 0 -23 RO NYG B. Rhawn V. Bickford 0% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Jones to 3B; Kerr Scores/unER
b2 5-0 1 --3 RO NYG W. Lockman V. Bickford 1% 94% Flyball: CF; Jones Scores/unER
b2 6-0 2 --- O NYG S. Gordon V. Bickford -0% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 6.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-6, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 8-9-1
t3 0-6 0 --- BSN B. Salkeld S. Jones -2% 92% Single to RF
Don Thompson pinch hits for Vern Bickford (P) batting 9th
t3 0-6 0 1-- O BSN D. Thompson S. Jones 2% 94% Foul Flyball: 3B
t3 0-6 1 1-- OO BSN E. Stanky S. Jones 2% 96% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 6-0, Braves' Bobby Hogue facing 4-5-6
Bobby Hogue replaces Don Thompson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b3 6-0 0 --- O NYG J. Mize B. Hogue -0% 96% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 6-0 1 --- O NYG B. Thomson B. Hogue -0% 95% Foul Flyball: C
b3 6-0 2 --- O NYG W. Marshall B. Hogue -0% 95% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 6.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-6, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 2-3-4
t4 0-6 0 --- BSN A. Dark S. Jones -2% 94% Single to CF
t4 0-6 0 1-- O BSN E. Torgeson S. Jones 1% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Dark to 2B
t4 0-6 1 -2- O BSN B. Elliott S. Jones 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B; Dark to 3B
t4 0-6 2 --3 R BSN J. Russell S. Jones -2% 94% Single to CF; Dark Scores
t4 1-6 2 1-- O BSN P. Reiser S. Jones 1% 95% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Ahead 6-1, Braves' Bobby Hogue facing 7-8-9
b4 6-1 0 --- O NYG M. Livingston B. Hogue -0% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 6-1 1 --- NYG B. Kerr B. Hogue 0% 95% Single to RF
b4 6-1 1 1-- O NYG S. Jones B. Hogue -0% 94% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Kerr to 2B
b4 6-1 2 -2- O NYG B. Rhawn B. Hogue -1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 6.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-6, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 7-8-9
t5 1-6 0 --- O BSN T. Holmes S. Jones 1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-6 1 --- BSN B. Salkeld S. Jones -1% 94% Walk
t5 1-6 1 1-- O BSN B. Hogue S. Jones 1% 95% Single to LF; Salkeld out at 3B/LF-3B
t5 1-6 2 1-- O BSN E. Stanky S. Jones 1% 96% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 6-1, Braves' Bobby Hogue facing 2-3-4
b5 6-1 0 --- NYG W. Lockman B. Hogue 1% 97% Single to RF
b5 6-1 0 1-- NYG S. Gordon B. Hogue 0% 97% Lockman Steals 2B
b5 6-1 0 -2- O NYG S. Gordon B. Hogue -1% 96% Popfly: SS
b5 6-1 1 -2- O NYG J. Mize B. Hogue -1% 96% Popfly: 2B
b5 6-1 2 -2- O NYG B. Thomson B. Hogue -1% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 6.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-6, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 2-3-4
t6 1-6 0 --- BSN A. Dark S. Jones -2% 93% Walk
t6 1-6 0 1-- O BSN E. Torgeson S. Jones 2% 95% Flyball: CF
t6 1-6 1 1-- O BSN B. Elliott S. Jones 1% 97% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t6 1-6 2 1-- BSN J. Russell S. Jones -1% 96% Walk; Dark to 2B
t6 1-6 2 12- R BSN P. Reiser S. Jones -3% 92% Single to RF; Russell to 2B; Dark Scores
t6 2-6 2 12- O BSN T. Holmes S. Jones 3% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 6-2, Braves' Bobby Hogue facing 6-7-8
b6 6-2 0 --- NYG W. Marshall B. Hogue 1% 96% Walk
b6 6-2 0 1-- OO NYG M. Livingston B. Hogue -1% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b6 6-2 2 --- O NYG B. Kerr B. Hogue -0% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 6.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-6, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 8-9-1
t7 2-6 0 --- O BSN B. Salkeld S. Jones 2% 96% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 2-6 1 --- O BSN B. Hogue S. Jones 1% 97% Popfly: 3B
t7 2-6 2 --- O BSN E. Stanky S. Jones 0% 97% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 6-2, Braves' Bobby Hogue facing 9-1-2
b7 6-2 0 --- O NYG S. Jones B. Hogue -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 6-2 1 --- O NYG B. Rhawn B. Hogue -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b7 6-2 2 --- O NYG W. Lockman B. Hogue -0% 96% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 6.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-6, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 2-3-4
t8 2-6 0 --- BSN A. Dark S. Jones -2% 94% Single to P
t8 2-6 0 1-- O BSN E. Torgeson S. Jones 2% 96% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-6 1 1-- OO BSN B. Elliott S. Jones 2% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 6-2, Braves' Bobby Hogue facing 3-4-5
b8 6-2 0 --- O NYG S. Gordon B. Hogue -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b8 6-2 1 --- O NYG J. Mize B. Hogue -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-2B-P
b8 6-2 2 --- NYG B. Thomson B. Hogue 0% 99% Single to CF
b8 6-2 2 1-- NYG W. Marshall B. Hogue 0% 99% Single to RF (CF-RF); Thomson to 2B
b8 6-2 2 12- O NYG M. Livingston B. Hogue -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 6.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-6, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 5-6-7
t9 2-6 0 --- O BSN J. Russell S. Jones 1% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 2-6 1 --- O BSN P. Reiser S. Jones 0% 100% Popfly: SS
t9 2-6 2 --- O BSN T. Holmes S. Jones 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 6.

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