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Standings
WSH
@CHW
5
6
 
(10)
WSH
@CHW
4
5
PHA
@CLE
3
5
BOS
@DET
3
2
NYY
@SLB
6
8
NYY
@SLB
7
3
STL
@BRO
2
9
CHC
@NYG
3
10
CIN
@PHI
1
3
CIN
@PHI
2
3
MLN
@PIT
2
5
Thursday, July 16, 1953,
, Polo Grounds V
Attendance: 14,178, Time of Game: 2:19
Cubs
3
30-51
 Lost 3 
7th, 20½ GB
at Giants
10
44-37
 Won 1 
5th, 6½ GB
W: Sal Maglie (8-4)
L: Turk Lown (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            3  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  4  1
Giants          2  2  2   2  1  0   0  1  X   10 15  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank Baumholtz CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .328 .821 0.002 0.53 0.035 -0.033 -0.1 4 0
George Metkovich 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .190 .586 -0.061 0.61 0.000 -0.061 -1.1 6 1
Ralph Kiner LF 2 1 1 0 2 1 .275 .920 0.045 0.45 0.050 -0.005 0.6 2 0
Hank Sauer RF 4 1 1 3 0 0 .271 .853 0.172 0.73 0.203 -0.030 1.6 2 0 HR
Randy Jackson 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .284 .846 0.020 0.39 0.038 -0.017 -0.3 3 2
Joe Garagiola C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .234 .674 -0.088 0.64 0.000 -0.088 -1.1 4 1 GDP
Bill Serena 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .717 -0.033 0.42 0.000 -0.033 -0.5 0 2
Eddie Miksis SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .625 -0.033 0.43 0.000 -0.033 -0.7 2 0
Johnny Klippstein P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .613 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Turk Lown P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .037 .146 -0.011 0.40 0.000 -0.011 -0.1 1 1
   Duke Simpson P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.009 0.33 0.000 -0.009 -0.2 0 0
   Carl Sawatski PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .584 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
   Jim Willis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 3 4 3 2 5 .133 .421 0.002 0.50 0.326 -0.322 -2.0 24 7
HR: H Sauer (13, off S Maglie; 1st inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: H Sauer 4; R Kiner; F Baumholtz; R Jackson.
GIDP: J Garagiola (6).
RBI: H Sauer 3 (43).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 1.
Fielding
E: R Jackson (14).

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Whitey Lockman 1B 4 2 3 2 1 0 .312 .754 0.219 0.52 0.238 -0.019 2.6 10 1 HR
Al Dark 2B 3 1 2 1 1 0 .297 .786 0.113 0.61 0.119 -0.006 1.4 0 2 HR
   Davey Williams 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .740 0.002 0.06 0.002 0.000 0.7 1 2
Hank Thompson 3B 5 2 2 1 0 0 .312 1.047 0.136 0.55 0.151 -0.015 0.5 0 1 2B,SB
Monte Irvin LF 5 1 2 1 0 1 .329 .954 -0.083 0.79 0.033 -0.116 -0.5 2 0 2B
Bobby Thomson CF 5 0 1 2 0 0 .307 .822 0.009 0.62 0.034 -0.025 0.2 5 0 2B
Daryl Spencer SS 4 2 1 0 1 1 .236 .818 0.001 0.35 0.027 -0.026 0.7 1 4 3B
Don Mueller RF 5 1 2 3 0 0 .300 .697 0.120 0.51 0.153 -0.033 1.5 1 0 HR
Wes Westrum C 3 0 0 0 2 0 .220 .680 -0.004 0.31 0.015 -0.020 -0.2 6 1 IW
Sal Maglie P 4 1 1 0 0 1 .295 .629 -0.012 0.34 0.014 -0.026 -1.4 1 2 SH
Team Totals 39 10 15 10 5 3 .385 1.198 0.501 0.50 0.786 -0.286 5.6 27 13
2B: H Thompson (7, off T Lown); B Thomson (10, off T Lown); M Irvin (15, off T Lown).
3B: D Spencer (5, off J Willis).
HR: A Dark (7, off T Lown; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); D Mueller (3, off T Lown; 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); W Lockman (3, off T Lown; 2nd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: S Maglie (5, off T Lown).
IBB: W Westrum (6, by D Simpson).
TB: W Lockman 6; A Dark 5; D Mueller 5; H Thompson 3; D Spencer 3; M Irvin 3; B Thomson 2; S Maglie; D Williams.
RBI: D Mueller 3 (26); W Lockman 2 (37); B Thomson 2 (60); A Dark (39); M Irvin (69); H Thompson (48).
2-out RBI: W Lockman 2; M Irvin.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Dark-D Spencer-W Lockman.
Baserunning
SB: H Thompson (4, 2nd base off D Simpson/J Garagiola).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Klippstein 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 5.97 3 37 -0.207 1.38 -2.4
Turk Lown, L (3-3) 3.1 8 6 6 2 1 3 4.68 20 2 1 -0.302 0.79 -4.2
Duke Simpson 3.2 3 1 1 2 1 0 5.40 17 1 0 0.008 0.17 1.4
Jim Willis 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 5.40 5 0 0 -0.001 0.01 -0.4
Team Totals 8 15 10 10 5 3 3 11.25 45 37 3 1 -0.502 0.50 -5.6
J Klippstein faced 3 batters in the 1st inning.

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Sal Maglie, W (8-4) 9 4 3 3 2 5 1 3.20 32 70 -0.002 0.50 2.0
Team Totals 9 4 3 3 2 5 1 3.00 32 70 -0.002 0.50 2.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Simpson (1; W Westrum).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jocko Conlan, 1B - Lon Warneke, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Augie Donatelli.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         New York Giants
1 Frank Baumholtz CF 1 Whitey Lockman 1B
2 George Metkovich 1B 2 Al Dark 2B
3 Ralph Kiner LF 3 Hank Thompson 3B
4 Hank Sauer RF 4 Monte Irvin LF
5 Randy Jackson 3B 5 Bobby Thomson CF
6 Joe Garagiola C 6 Daryl Spencer SS
7 Bill Serena 2B 7 Don Mueller RF
8 Eddie Miksis SS 8 Wes Westrum C
9 Johnny Klippstein P 9 Sal Maglie P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 12- RRR CHC H. Sauer S. Maglie -20% 26% Home Run; Baumholtz Scores; Kiner Scores
b2 2-3 2 1-- RR NYG W. Lockman T. Lown 20% 62% Home Run; Maglie Scores
b3 4-3 1 1-- RR NYG D. Mueller T. Lown 15% 82% Home Run; Spencer Scores
b1 0-3 0 12- R NYG H. Thompson J. Klippstein 12% 49% Single to RF; Lockman Scores; Dark to 3B
t4 3-6 0 1-- OO CHC J. Garagiola S. Maglie 8% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B

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' Sal Maglie facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHC F. Baumholtz S. Maglie -3% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CHC G. Metkovich S. Maglie 3% 50% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 1-- CHC R. Kiner S. Maglie -3% 46% Walk; Baumholtz to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- RRR CHC H. Sauer S. Maglie -20% 26% Home Run; Baumholtz Scores; Kiner Scores
t1 3-0 1 --- O CHC R. Jackson S. Maglie 1% 27% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 3-0 2 --- O CHC J. Garagiola S. Maglie 1% 28% Groundout: 1B-P
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Johnny Klippstein facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- NYG W. Lockman J. Klippstein 3% 31% Single to P
b1 0-3 0 1-- NYG A. Dark J. Klippstein 5% 37% Walk; Lockman to 2B
b1 0-3 0 12- R NYG H. Thompson J. Klippstein 12% 49% Single to RF; Lockman Scores; Dark to 3B
Turk Lown replaces Johnny Klippstein pitching and batting 9th
b1 1-3 0 1-3 O NYG M. Irvin T. Lown -6% 43% Fielder's Choice P; Dark out at Hm/P-C-3B; Thompson to 3B; Irvin to 1B
b1 1-3 1 1-3 RO NYG B. Thomson T. Lown 0% 43% Flyball: CF; Thompson Scores
b1 2-3 2 1-- O NYG D. Spencer T. Lown -2% 40% Popfly: SS
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Giants' Sal Maglie facing 7-8-9
t2 3-2 0 --- O CHC B. Serena S. Maglie 2% 42% Foul Flyball: C
t2 3-2 1 --- O CHC E. Miksis S. Maglie 2% 44% Lineout: CF
t2 3-2 2 --- O CHC T. Lown S. Maglie 1% 45% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Turk Lown facing 7-8-9
b2 2-3 0 --- O NYG D. Mueller T. Lown -3% 42% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 2-3 1 --- O NYG W. Westrum T. Lown -2% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 2-3 2 --- NYG S. Maglie T. Lown 1% 42% Single to CF
b2 2-3 2 1-- RR NYG W. Lockman T. Lown 20% 62% Home Run; Maglie Scores
b2 4-3 2 --- NYG A. Dark T. Lown 1% 63% Single to CF
b2 4-3 2 1-- NYG H. Thompson T. Lown 3% 66% Double to RF; Dark to 3B
b2 4-3 2 -23 O NYG M. Irvin T. Lown -5% 61% Strikeout
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 4.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Giants' Sal Maglie facing 1-2-3
t3 3-4 0 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz S. Maglie 3% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 3-4 1 --- O CHC G. Metkovich S. Maglie 2% 65% Groundout: P-1B
t3 3-4 2 --- CHC R. Kiner S. Maglie -1% 64% Single to CF
t3 3-4 2 1-- O CHC H. Sauer S. Maglie 3% 67% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cubs' Turk Lown facing 5-6-7
b3 4-3 0 --- O NYG B. Thomson T. Lown -2% 64% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 4-3 1 --- NYG D. Spencer T. Lown 2% 67% Walk
b3 4-3 1 1-- RR NYG D. Mueller T. Lown 15% 82% Home Run; Spencer Scores
b3 6-3 1 --- NYG W. Westrum T. Lown 1% 83% Walk
b3 6-3 1 1-- O NYG S. Maglie T. Lown -1% 82% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted/Sacrifice; Westrum to 2B
b3 6-3 2 -2- O NYG W. Lockman T. Lown -2% 80% Lineout: RF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 6.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-6, Giants' Sal Maglie facing 5-6-7
t4 3-6 0 --- CHC R. Jackson S. Maglie -4% 77% Single to RF
t4 3-6 0 1-- OO CHC J. Garagiola S. Maglie 8% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t4 3-6 2 --- O CHC B. Serena S. Maglie 1% 85% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Ahead 6-3, Cubs' Turk Lown facing 2-3-4
b4 6-3 0 --- R NYG A. Dark T. Lown 5% 91% Home Run
b4 7-3 0 --- O NYG H. Thompson T. Lown -1% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 7-3 1 --- NYG M. Irvin T. Lown 1% 91% Double to RF
b4 7-3 1 -2- R NYG B. Thomson T. Lown 3% 94% Double to LF; Irvin Scores
Duke Simpson replaces Turk Lown pitching and batting 9th
b4 8-3 1 -2- NYG D. Spencer D. Simpson 0% 95% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Spencer to 1B
b4 8-3 1 12- O NYG D. Mueller D. Simpson -1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B; Thomson to 3B; Spencer to 2B
b4 8-3 2 -23 NYG W. Westrum D. Simpson 0% 94% Intentional Walk
b4 8-3 2 123 O NYG S. Maglie D. Simpson -2% 93% Popfly: 3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 8.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-8, Giants' Sal Maglie facing 8-9-1
t5 3-8 0 --- O CHC E. Miksis S. Maglie 1% 94% Lineout: CF
t5 3-8 1 --- O CHC D. Simpson S. Maglie 1% 95% Strikeout
t5 3-8 2 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz S. Maglie 0% 96% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 8.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 8-3, Cubs' Duke Simpson facing 1-2-3
b5 8-3 0 --- NYG W. Lockman D. Simpson 1% 96% Walk
b5 8-3 0 1-- O NYG A. Dark D. Simpson -1% 96% Flyball: C
b5 8-3 1 1-- O NYG H. Thompson D. Simpson -0% 95% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 8-3 2 1-- NYG M. Irvin D. Simpson 0% 95% Thompson Steals 2B
b5 8-3 2 -2- R NYG M. Irvin D. Simpson 2% 97% Single to 3B (Line Drive); Thompson Scores
b5 9-3 2 1-- O NYG B. Thomson D. Simpson -0% 97% Lineout: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 9.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-9, Giants' Sal Maglie facing 2-3-4
Davey Williams replaces Al Dark playing 2B batting 2nd
t6 3-9 0 --- O CHC G. Metkovich S. Maglie 1% 98% Flyball: RF
t6 3-9 1 --- O CHC R. Kiner S. Maglie 0% 98% Strikeout
t6 3-9 2 --- O CHC H. Sauer S. Maglie 0% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 9.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 9-3, Cubs' Duke Simpson facing 6-7-8
b6 9-3 0 --- O NYG D. Spencer D. Simpson -0% 98% Strikeout
b6 9-3 1 --- O NYG D. Mueller D. Simpson -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 9-3 2 --- O NYG W. Westrum D. Simpson -0% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 9.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-9, Giants' Sal Maglie facing 5-6-7
t7 3-9 0 --- O CHC R. Jackson S. Maglie 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-9 1 --- O CHC J. Garagiola S. Maglie 0% 99% Strikeout
t7 3-9 2 --- O CHC B. Serena S. Maglie 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 9-3, Cubs' Duke Simpson facing 9-1-2
b7 9-3 0 --- O NYG S. Maglie D. Simpson -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b7 9-3 1 --- NYG W. Lockman D. Simpson 0% 99% Single to 3B
b7 9-3 1 1-- NYG D. Williams D. Simpson 0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive); Lockman to 3B
b7 9-3 1 1-3 O NYG H. Thompson D. Simpson -0% 99% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 9-3 2 1-3 O NYG M. Irvin D. Simpson -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 9.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-9, Giants' Sal Maglie facing 8-9-1
t8 3-9 0 --- O CHC E. Miksis S. Maglie 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
Carl Sawatski pinch hits for Duke Simpson (P) batting 9th
t8 3-9 1 --- O CHC C. Sawatski S. Maglie 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-9 2 --- O CHC F. Baumholtz S. Maglie 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 9-3, Cubs' Jim Willis facing 5-6-7
Jim Willis replaces Carl Sawatski (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 9-3 0 --- O NYG B. Thomson J. Willis -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 9-3 1 --- NYG D. Spencer J. Willis 0% 100% Triple to CF
b8 9-3 1 --3 R NYG D. Mueller J. Willis 0% 100% Single to CF; Spencer Scores
b8 10-3 1 1-- O NYG W. Westrum J. Willis -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 10-3 2 1-- O NYG S. Maglie J. Willis -0% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 10.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-10, Giants' Sal Maglie facing 2-3-4
t9 3-10 0 --- O CHC G. Metkovich S. Maglie 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
t9 3-10 1 --- CHC R. Kiner S. Maglie -0% 100% Walk
t9 3-10 1 1-- O CHC H. Sauer S. Maglie 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 3-10 2 1-- O CHC R. Jackson S. Maglie 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 10.

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