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Standings
WSH
@CLE
3
2
NYY
@DET
10
6
BOS
@SLB
3
4
CHC
@BRO
5
6
 
(10)
CIN
@BSN
7
6
CIN
@BSN
3
1
PIT
@NYG
2
5
STL
@PHI
7
1
Wednesday, June 18, 1952,
, Polo Grounds V
Attendance: 3,346, Time of Game: 2:17
Pirates
2
16-45
 Lost 1 
8th, 26½ GB
at Giants
5
35-19
 Won 1 
2nd, 4 GB
W: Jim Hearn (7-1)
L: Bob Friend (3-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  7  0
Giants          1  0  2   0  2  0   0  0  X    5 10  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Bartirome 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .182 .227 .247 .474 -0.080 0.65 0.000 -0.080 -1.4 6 0
Pete Castiglione 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .277 .341 .413 .754 -0.029 0.35 0.004 -0.032 -0.1 2 0
George Metkovich CF 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .257 .327 .396 .723 0.008 0.28 0.026 -0.018 1.6 3 0 HR,2B
Ralph Kiner LF 3 0 2 0 1 1 4 .256 .433 .494 .927 0.025 0.83 0.074 -0.049 0.2 1 0 CS
Gus Bell RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .215 .298 .415 .713 -0.102 1.05 0.000 -0.102 -1.1 3 0
Clyde McCullough C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .083 .113 .100 .213 -0.039 0.51 0.000 -0.039 -0.5 7 1
   Joe Garagiola PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .361 .365 .726 -0.011 0.37 0.000 -0.011 -0.2
Jack Merson 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .238 .277 .363 .640 -0.044 0.58 0.000 -0.044 -0.5 1 0
George Strickland SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .190 .270 .307 .576 -0.024 0.37 0.002 -0.026 -0.1 1 3
Bob Friend P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .130 .167 .130 .297 -0.012 0.45 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 0 0
   Bobby Del Greco PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .238 .332 .301 .632 0.018 0.38 0.018 0.000 0.4
   Joe Muir P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .111 .000 .111 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dick Groat PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
   Ron Kline P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 1 4 33 .219 .242 .344 .586 -0.294 0.53 0.124 -0.417 -2.2 24 5
2B: G Metkovich (8, off J Hearn).
HR: G Metkovich (2, off J Hearn, 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: G Metkovich 6; R Kiner 2; B Del Greco; P Castiglione; G Strickland.
RBI: G Metkovich 2 (18).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Baserunning
CS: R Kiner (1, 2nd base by J Hearn/W Westrum).

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Davey Williams 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .288 .356 .459 .814 -0.066 0.52 0.000 -0.066 -1.4 1 2
Whitey Lockman 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .321 .404 .460 .865 -0.008 0.45 0.018 -0.026 -0.4 8 2
Bobby Thomson 3B 4 2 4 3 0 0 4 .280 .379 .547 .926 0.264 0.55 0.264 0.000 3.4 2 3 2·HR
Hank Thompson CF 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .250 .341 .466 .806 0.094 0.46 0.105 -0.011 1.6 2 0 HR
Bob Elliott LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .236 .349 .394 .743 -0.008 0.45 0.012 -0.021 0.0 2 0
George Wilson RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .148 .179 .185 .364 -0.052 0.52 0.000 -0.052 -1.4 4 0
Al Dark SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .263 .325 .383 .707 -0.020 0.19 0.002 -0.022 0.3 2 1 2B
Wes Westrum C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .261 .402 .521 .923 -0.030 0.29 0.000 -0.030 -1.0 4 1
Jim Hearn P 4 1 3 0 0 1 4 .235 .257 .382 .639 0.033 0.21 0.035 -0.002 0.1 2 2 2B
Team Totals 34 5 10 5 3 6 37 .294 .351 .618 .969 0.207 0.40 0.436 -0.230 1.2 27 11
2B: J Hearn (2, off B Friend); A Dark (9, off R Kline).
HR: B Thomson 2 (12, 2 off B Friend, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF; 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); H Thompson (6, off B Friend, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: B Thomson 10; H Thompson 5; J Hearn 4; A Dark 2.
RBI: B Thomson 3 (54); H Thompson 2 (19).
2-out RBI: B Thomson 2; H Thompson.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Williams-W Lockman; W Westrum-A Dark.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Friend, L (3-9) 5 7 5 5 3 3 3 5.33 25 33 -0.217 0.58 -2.6
Joe Muir 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 6.03 8 0 0 0.007 0.07 0.9
Ron Kline 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.87 4 0 0 0.001 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 8 10 5 5 3 6 3 5.62 37 33 0 0 -0.209 0.40 -1.2

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Hearn, W (7-1) 9 7 2 2 1 4 1 4.23 33 68 0.291 0.53 2.2
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 4 1 2.00 33 68 0.291 0.53 2.2
Balks: None.
WP: R Kline (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dusty Boggess, 1B - Babe Pinelli, 2B - Bill Engeln, 3B - Lou Jorda.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: 3,346.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         New York Giants
1 Tony Bartirome 1B 1 Davey Williams 2B
2 Pete Castiglione 3B 2 Whitey Lockman 1B
3 George Metkovich CF 3 Bobby Thomson 3B
4 Ralph Kiner LF 4 Hank Thompson CF
5 Gus Bell RF 5 Bob Elliott LF
6 Clyde McCullough C 6 George Wilson RF
7 Jack Merson 2B 7 Al Dark SS
8 George Strickland SS 8 Wes Westrum C
9 Bob Friend P 9 Jim Hearn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 --- R NYG B. Thomson B. Friend 11% 62% Home Run
b3 1-0 2 12- R NYG B. Thomson B. Friend 11% 77% Single to LF; Hearn Scores; Lockman to 3B
t2 0-1 0 1-- OO PIT G. Bell J. Hearn 8% 65% Double Play: Strikeout, Kiner Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b3 2-0 2 1-3 R NYG H. Thompson B. Friend 8% 85% Single to CF; Lockman Scores; Thomson to 3B
b5 3-0 1 --- R NYG B. Thomson B. Friend 5% 93% Home Run

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' Jim Hearn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT T. Bartirome J. Hearn 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT P. Castiglione J. Hearn 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT G. Metkovich J. Hearn 1% 55% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYG D. Williams B. Friend -2% 53% Popfly: 3B
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYG W. Lockman B. Friend -1% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- R NYG B. Thomson B. Friend 11% 62% Home Run
b1 1-0 2 --- O NYG H. Thompson B. Friend -1% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Jim Hearn facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- PIT R. Kiner J. Hearn -4% 57% Single to SS
t2 0-1 0 1-- OO PIT G. Bell J. Hearn 8% 65% Double Play: Strikeout, Kiner Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t2 0-1 2 --- O PIT C. McCullough J. Hearn 1% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- O NYG B. Elliott B. Friend -2% 64% Foul Flyball: 3B
b2 1-0 1 --- O NYG G. Wilson B. Friend -1% 63% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-0 2 --- O NYG A. Dark B. Friend -1% 62% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Jim Hearn facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O PIT J. Merson J. Hearn 3% 64% Flyball: RF
t3 0-1 1 --- O PIT G. Strickland J. Hearn 2% 66% Flyball: RF
t3 0-1 2 --- O PIT B. Friend J. Hearn 1% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- O NYG W. Westrum B. Friend -2% 65% Foul Flyball: C
b3 1-0 1 --- NYG J. Hearn B. Friend 2% 68% Single to CF
b3 1-0 1 1-- O NYG D. Williams B. Friend -2% 65% Foul Flyball: 1B
b3 1-0 2 1-- NYG W. Lockman B. Friend 2% 67% Walk; Hearn to 2B
b3 1-0 2 12- R NYG B. Thomson B. Friend 11% 77% Single to LF; Hearn Scores; Lockman to 3B
b3 2-0 2 1-3 R NYG H. Thompson B. Friend 8% 85% Single to CF; Lockman Scores; Thomson to 3B
b3 3-0 2 1-3 NYG B. Elliott B. Friend 1% 86% Walk; Thompson to 2B
b3 3-0 2 123 O NYG G. Wilson B. Friend -3% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 3.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Giants' Jim Hearn facing 1-2-3
t4 0-3 0 --- O PIT T. Bartirome J. Hearn 2% 85% Flyball: LF
t4 0-3 1 --- O PIT P. Castiglione J. Hearn 1% 86% Foul Flyball: 3B
t4 0-3 2 --- PIT G. Metkovich J. Hearn -2% 84% Double to RF
t4 0-3 2 -2- PIT R. Kiner J. Hearn -1% 83% Walk
t4 0-3 2 12- O PIT G. Bell J. Hearn 4% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 7-8-9
b4 3-0 0 --- O NYG A. Dark B. Friend -1% 86% Flyball: RF
b4 3-0 1 --- O NYG W. Westrum B. Friend -1% 85% Flyball: CF
b4 3-0 2 --- NYG J. Hearn B. Friend 1% 86% Double to LF
b4 3-0 2 -2- O NYG D. Williams B. Friend -2% 85% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 3.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Giants' Jim Hearn facing 6-7-8
t5 0-3 0 --- O PIT C. McCullough J. Hearn 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-3 1 --- O PIT J. Merson J. Hearn 1% 88% Flyball: RF
t5 0-3 2 --- O PIT G. Strickland J. Hearn 1% 89% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 2-3-4
b5 3-0 0 --- O NYG W. Lockman B. Friend -1% 88% Strikeout Looking
b5 3-0 1 --- R NYG B. Thomson B. Friend 5% 93% Home Run
b5 4-0 1 --- R NYG H. Thompson B. Friend 3% 96% Inside-the-park Home Run to RF
b5 5-0 1 --- NYG B. Elliott B. Friend 0% 97% Walk
b5 5-0 1 1-- O NYG G. Wilson B. Friend -0% 96% Flyball: RF
b5 5-0 2 1-- O NYG A. Dark B. Friend -0% 96% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 5.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Giants' Jim Hearn facing 9-1-2
Bobby Del Greco pinch hits for Bob Friend (P) batting 9th
t6 0-5 0 --- PIT B. Del Greco J. Hearn -2% 94% Single to 3B
t6 0-5 0 1-- OO PIT T. Bartirome J. Hearn 3% 97% Line Drive Double Play: 2B; Del Greco out at 1B/2B-1B
t6 0-5 2 --- O PIT P. Castiglione J. Hearn 0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 5-0, Pirates' Joe Muir facing 8-9-1
Joe Muir replaces Bobby Del Greco (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 5-0 0 --- O NYG W. Westrum J. Muir -0% 98% Strikeout
b6 5-0 1 --- NYG J. Hearn J. Muir 0% 98% Single to LF
b6 5-0 1 1-- O NYG D. Williams J. Muir -0% 97% Popfly: 2B
b6 5-0 2 1-- O NYG W. Lockman J. Muir -0% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 5.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Giants' Jim Hearn facing 3-4-5
t7 0-5 0 --- O PIT G. Metkovich J. Hearn 1% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 0-5 1 --- O PIT R. Kiner J. Hearn 0% 99% Strikeout
t7 0-5 2 --- O PIT G. Bell J. Hearn 0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 5-0, Pirates' Joe Muir facing 3-4-5
b7 5-0 0 --- NYG B. Thomson J. Muir 0% 99% Single to RF
b7 5-0 0 1-- O NYG H. Thompson J. Muir -0% 99% Groundout: C-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 5-0 1 1-- O NYG B. Elliott J. Muir -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b7 5-0 2 1-- O NYG G. Wilson J. Muir -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 5.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Giants' Jim Hearn facing 6-7-8
t8 0-5 0 --- O PIT C. McCullough J. Hearn 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 0-5 1 --- O PIT J. Merson J. Hearn 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 0-5 2 --- PIT G. Strickland J. Hearn -0% 99% Single to CF
Dick Groat pinch hits for Joe Muir (P) batting 9th
t8 0-5 2 1-- O PIT D. Groat J. Hearn 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 5-0, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 7-8-9
Ron Kline replaces Dick Groat (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-0 0 --- NYG A. Dark R. Kline 0% 100% Double to LF
b8 5-0 0 -2- O NYG W. Westrum R. Kline -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b8 5-0 1 -2- NYG J. Hearn R. Kline 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Dark to 3B
b8 5-0 1 --3 O NYG J. Hearn R. Kline -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b8 5-0 2 --3 O NYG D. Williams R. Kline -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 5.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Giants' Jim Hearn facing 1-2-3
t9 0-5 0 --- O PIT T. Bartirome J. Hearn 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 0-5 1 --- PIT P. Castiglione J. Hearn -0% 99% Single to LF
t9 0-5 1 1-- RR PIT G. Metkovich J. Hearn -1% 99% Home Run; Castiglione Scores
t9 2-5 1 --- PIT R. Kiner J. Hearn -2% 97% Single to CF
t9 2-5 1 1-- O PIT G. Bell J. Hearn 2% 99% Popfly: 3B
Joe Garagiola pinch hits for Clyde McCullough (C) batting 6th
t9 2-5 2 1-- O PIT J. Garagiola J. Hearn 1% 100% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Giants 5.

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