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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CHW
6
4
BOS
@CLE
3
4
PHA
@DET
4
5
 
(10)
WSH
@SLB
8
1
PIT
@BRO
4
3
STL
@BSN
0
5
CHC
@NYG
1
8
CIN
@PHI
6
4
Wednesday, May 2, 1951,
, Polo Grounds V
Attendance: 4,976, Time of Game: 2:19
Cubs
1
5-7
 Lost 3 
6th, 3½ GB
at Giants
8
5-12
 Won 3 
8th, 6 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  0
Giants          1  0  0   0  0  1   6  0  X    8  9  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wayne Terwilliger 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .204 .250 .245 .495 -0.086 0.94 0.036 -0.121 -1.2 2 3 GDP
Bill Serena 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .320 .485 .600 1.085 0.048 0.69 0.073 -0.024 0.9 0 0
Frank Baumholtz RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .279 .392 .302 .694 0.046 0.94 0.115 -0.069 -0.0 2 0 GDP
Hank Sauer LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .289 .373 .422 .795 0.032 1.22 0.110 -0.078 -0.4 1 0 GDP
Andy Pafko CF 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .311 .367 .644 1.012 -0.093 2.26 0.009 -0.102 -0.7 1 0
Phil Cavarretta 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .323 .432 .387 .820 -0.139 1.53 0.000 -0.139 -1.1 10 3 GDP
Smoky Burgess C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.102 1.28 0.000 -0.102 -0.7 3 0
Jack Cusick SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .091 .231 .182 .413 -0.037 0.57 0.003 -0.040 0.1 1 1
Johnny Schmitz P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.52 0.014 -0.015 0.0 4 5
   Warren Hacker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dee Fondy PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .500 .833 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.4
   Turk Lown P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 1 6 1 3 0 31 .214 .290 .214 .505 -0.334 1.07 0.360 -0.693 -3.5 24 12
TB: B Serena 2; H Sauer; F Baumholtz; W Terwilliger; J Schmitz.
GIDP: P Cavarretta (1); W Terwilliger (2); H Sauer (2); F Baumholtz (2).
RBI: A Pafko (14).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: W Terwilliger (1st base by G Spencer).

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Stanky 2B 3 2 2 0 1 1 5 .308 .416 .446 .862 0.062 0.57 0.083 -0.022 0.9 2 5 2B,HBP
Whitey Lockman LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .203 .295 .217 .512 -0.019 0.84 0.054 -0.072 -0.6 2 0
Bobby Thomson CF 3 2 1 0 2 0 5 .194 .299 .358 .657 0.170 0.99 0.191 -0.021 1.4 3 0 2B
Monte Irvin 1B 4 1 0 1 1 1 5 .217 .405 .350 .755 -0.019 1.17 0.059 -0.078 -0.0 12 1
Ray Noble C 4 1 1 2 1 0 5 .188 .278 .375 .653 0.042 1.10 0.117 -0.075 0.8 1 0
Al Dark SS 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 .333 .405 .470 .875 0.148 1.50 0.175 -0.027 1.7 3 7 IW
Don Mueller RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .174 .255 .174 .429 -0.081 1.60 0.000 -0.081 -0.9 1 0
   Jack Maguire PH-RF 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 .400 .500 1.400 1.900 0.071 0.98 0.071 0.000 2.7 2 0 3B
Hank Thompson 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .234 .357 .319 .676 -0.098 0.88 0.002 -0.099 -0.6 0 2
George Spencer P 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.109 1.08 0.000 -0.109 -1.4 1 1 SH
Team Totals 32 8 9 8 7 3 41 .281 .425 .406 .831 0.167 1.03 0.752 -0.584 4.0 27 16
2B: E Stanky (3, off J Schmitz); B Thomson (2, off J Schmitz).
3B: J Maguire (1, off W Hacker).
SH: G Spencer (1, off W Hacker).
IBB: A Dark (1, by J Schmitz).
HBP: E Stanky (1, by W Hacker).
TB: J Maguire 3; E Stanky 3; A Dark 2; B Thomson 2; W Lockman; H Thompson; R Noble.
RBI: R Noble 2 (5); A Dark 2 (10); J Maguire 2 (3); H Thompson (5); M Irvin (9).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 4. E Stanky-A Dark-M Irvin 3; A Dark-E Stanky-M Irvin.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Schmitz, L (0-2) 6.1 6 6 6 7 1 0 9.00 32 31 -0.130 1.30 -1.7
Warren Hacker 0.2 3 2 2 0 1 0 13.50 6 2 2 -0.037 0.12 -2.8
Turk Lown 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.75 3 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 8 8 7 3 0 9.00 41 31 2 2 -0.167 1.03 -4.0

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
George Spencer, W (1-0) 9 6 1 1 3 0 0 2.65 31 68 0.333 1.07 3.5
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 3 0 0 1.00 31 68 0.333 1.07 3.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: W Hacker (1; E Stanky).
IBB: J Schmitz (1; A Dark).
Pickoffs: G Spencer (1; W Terwilliger, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Goetz, 1B - Lou Jorda, 2B - (none), 3B - Frank Dascoli.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: 4,976.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         New York Giants
1 Wayne Terwilliger 2B 1 Eddie Stanky 2B
2 Bill Serena 3B 2 Whitey Lockman LF
3 Frank Baumholtz RF 3 Bobby Thomson CF
4 Hank Sauer LF 4 Monte Irvin 1B
5 Andy Pafko CF 5 Ray Noble C
6 Phil Cavarretta 1B 6 Al Dark SS
7 Smoky Burgess C 7 Don Mueller RF
8 Jack Cusick SS 8 Hank Thompson 3B
9 Johnny Schmitz P 9 George Spencer P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-1 1 12- R NYG A. Dark J. Schmitz 15% 77% Single; Thomson Scores; Noble to 2B
t4 0-1 0 1-- CHC F. Baumholtz G. Spencer -12% 46% Single to RF; Serena to 3B
b7 2-1 1 123 RR NYG R. Noble J. Schmitz 9% 96% Single; Stanky Scores; Thomson Scores; Irvin to 3B
b6 1-1 0 --- NYG B. Thomson J. Schmitz 9% 67% Double
t4 0-1 0 1-3 O CHC H. Sauer G. Spencer 8% 54% Flyball: LF

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, Giants' George Spencer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHC W. Terwilliger G. Spencer -4% 46% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CHC B. Serena G. Spencer 6% 52% Terwilliger Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- CHC B. Serena G. Spencer -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO CHC F. Baumholtz G. Spencer 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Johnny Schmitz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- NYG E. Stanky J. Schmitz 3% 58% Single to SS
b1 0-0 0 1-- NYG W. Lockman J. Schmitz 5% 64% Single to CF; Stanky to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- NYG B. Thomson J. Schmitz 7% 71% Walk; Stanky to 3B; Lockman to 2B
b1 0-0 0 123 RO NYG M. Irvin J. Schmitz 1% 72% Flyball: RF; Stanky Scores; Lockman to 3B; Thomson to 2B
b1 1-0 1 -23 O NYG R. Noble J. Schmitz -7% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 1-0 2 -23 NYG A. Dark J. Schmitz 1% 67% Intentional Walk
b1 1-0 2 123 O NYG D. Mueller J. Schmitz -6% 60% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 0, Giants 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' George Spencer facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- CHC H. Sauer G. Spencer -4% 57% Walk
t2 0-1 0 1-- O CHC A. Pafko G. Spencer 4% 60% Foul Flyball: 1B
t2 0-1 1 1-- OO CHC P. Cavarretta G. Spencer 6% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Johnny Schmitz facing 8-9-1
b2 1-0 0 --- O NYG H. Thompson J. Schmitz -2% 64% Foul Flyball: 1B
b2 1-0 1 --- O NYG G. Spencer J. Schmitz -1% 62% Groundout: P-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- NYG E. Stanky J. Schmitz 2% 64% Double to LF
b2 1-0 2 -2- O NYG W. Lockman J. Schmitz -3% 61% Groundout: P unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Giants 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' George Spencer facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O CHC S. Burgess G. Spencer 3% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- O CHC J. Cusick G. Spencer 2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- CHC J. Schmitz G. Spencer -1% 64% Single to CF
t3 0-1 2 1-- O CHC W. Terwilliger G. Spencer 3% 67% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Johnny Schmitz facing 3-4-5
b3 1-0 0 --- O NYG B. Thomson J. Schmitz -2% 65% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 1-0 1 --- O NYG M. Irvin J. Schmitz -1% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- O NYG R. Noble J. Schmitz -1% 63% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Giants 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' George Spencer facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- CHC B. Serena G. Spencer -5% 58% Single to CF
t4 0-1 0 1-- CHC F. Baumholtz G. Spencer -12% 46% Single to RF; Serena to 3B
t4 0-1 0 1-3 O CHC H. Sauer G. Spencer 8% 54% Flyball: LF
t4 0-1 1 1-3 RO CHC A. Pafko G. Spencer -1% 53% Flyball: CF; Serena Scores
t4 1-1 2 1-- O CHC P. Cavarretta G. Spencer 3% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Johnny Schmitz facing 6-7-8
b4 1-1 0 --- O NYG A. Dark J. Schmitz -3% 53% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b4 1-1 1 --- O NYG D. Mueller J. Schmitz -2% 51% Groundout: P-1B
b4 1-1 2 --- O NYG H. Thompson J. Schmitz -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Giants' George Spencer facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- O CHC S. Burgess G. Spencer 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t5 1-1 1 --- O CHC J. Cusick G. Spencer 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-1 2 --- O CHC J. Schmitz G. Spencer 1% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Johnny Schmitz facing 9-1-2
b5 1-1 0 --- O NYG G. Spencer J. Schmitz -3% 54% Groundout: P-1B
b5 1-1 1 --- O NYG E. Stanky J. Schmitz -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b5 1-1 2 --- O NYG W. Lockman J. Schmitz -1% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Giants' George Spencer facing 1-2-3
t6 1-1 0 --- O CHC W. Terwilliger G. Spencer 3% 53% Foul Flyball: C
t6 1-1 1 --- O CHC B. Serena G. Spencer 2% 56% Flyball: RF
t6 1-1 2 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz G. Spencer 2% 58% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Johnny Schmitz facing 3-4-5
b6 1-1 0 --- NYG B. Thomson J. Schmitz 9% 67% Double
b6 1-1 0 -2- O NYG M. Irvin J. Schmitz -6% 61% Groundout: P-1B
b6 1-1 1 -2- NYG R. Noble J. Schmitz 2% 63% Walk
b6 1-1 1 12- R NYG A. Dark J. Schmitz 15% 77% Single; Thomson Scores; Noble to 2B
Jack Maguire pinch hits for Don Mueller (RF) batting 7th
b6 2-1 1 12- NYG J. Maguire J. Schmitz 5% 83% Walk; Noble to 3B; Dark to 2B
b6 2-1 1 123 O NYG H. Thompson J. Schmitz -7% 76% Popfly: 2B
b6 2-1 2 123 O NYG G. Spencer J. Schmitz -6% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Giants' George Spencer facing 4-5-6
Jack Maguire moves from PH to RF
t7 1-2 0 --- CHC H. Sauer G. Spencer -7% 62% Single
t7 1-2 0 1-- O CHC A. Pafko G. Spencer 7% 69% Flyball: RF
t7 1-2 1 1-- O CHC P. Cavarretta G. Spencer 6% 75% Flyball: LF
t7 1-2 2 1-- O CHC S. Burgess G. Spencer 5% 79% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Johnny Schmitz facing 1-2-3
b7 2-1 0 --- NYG E. Stanky J. Schmitz 3% 82% Walk
b7 2-1 0 1-- O NYG W. Lockman J. Schmitz -3% 79% Popfly: P
b7 2-1 1 1-- NYG B. Thomson J. Schmitz 3% 82% Walk; Stanky to 2B
b7 2-1 1 12- NYG M. Irvin J. Schmitz 5% 86% Walk; Stanky to 3B; Thomson to 2B
b7 2-1 1 123 RR NYG R. Noble J. Schmitz 9% 96% Single; Stanky Scores; Thomson Scores; Irvin to 3B
Warren Hacker replaces Johnny Schmitz pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-1 1 1-3 R NYG A. Dark W. Hacker 2% 98% Single/Bunt; Irvin Scores; Noble to 2B
b7 5-1 1 12- RR NYG J. Maguire W. Hacker 2% 100% Triple; Noble Scores; Dark Scores
b7 7-1 1 --3 R NYG H. Thompson W. Hacker 0% 100% Single; Maguire Scores
b7 8-1 1 1-- O NYG G. Spencer W. Hacker -0% 100% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Thompson to 2B
b7 8-1 2 -2- NYG E. Stanky W. Hacker 0% 100% Hit By Pitch
b7 8-1 2 12- O NYG W. Lockman W. Hacker -0% 100% Strikeout
6 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 8.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-8, Giants' George Spencer facing 8-9-1
t8 1-8 0 --- CHC J. Cusick G. Spencer -0% 99% Walk
Dee Fondy pinch hits for Warren Hacker (P) batting 9th
t8 1-8 0 1-- O CHC D. Fondy G. Spencer 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 1-8 1 1-- OO CHC W. Terwilliger G. Spencer 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 8-1, Cubs' Turk Lown facing 3-4-5
Turk Lown replaces Dee Fondy (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 8-1 0 --- O NYG B. Thomson T. Lown -0% 100% Popfly: SS
b8 8-1 1 --- O NYG M. Irvin T. Lown -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 8-1 2 --- O NYG R. Noble T. Lown 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 8.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-8, Giants' George Spencer facing 2-3-4
t9 1-8 0 --- CHC B. Serena G. Spencer -0% 100% Single
t9 1-8 0 1-- O CHC F. Baumholtz G. Spencer 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 1-8 1 1-- OO CHC H. Sauer G. Spencer 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 8.

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