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Standings
BOS
@CHW
12
5
BOS
@CHW
2
1
BAL
@CLE
1
6
BAL
@CLE
1
5
WSH
@DET
2
4
WSH
@DET
1
7
NYY
@KCA
4
2
CHC
@BRO
3
5
CHC
@BRO
3
5
STL
@NYG
0
2
STL
@NYG
2
5
CIN
@PHI
5
1
CIN
@PHI
4
6
MLN
@PIT
3
6
MLN
@PIT
0
5
Sunday, May 20, 1956,
, Polo Grounds V
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 1:58
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Cardinals
0
17-11
 Lost 1 
1st
at Giants
2
12-15
 Won 1 
6th, 3½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  0
Giants          0  0  1   0  1  0   0  0  X    2  5  2

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Blasingame SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .247 .358 .312 .670 0.045 0.89 0.084 -0.039 0.1 1 3
Bobby Morgan 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .161 .257 .161 .418 -0.117 1.21 0.000 -0.117 -0.8 1 0
Stan Musial RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 .280 .405 .540 .945 0.097 1.17 0.128 -0.030 0.7 2 0 HBP
   Jackie Brandt PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .452 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ken Boyer 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .382 .430 .673 1.102 -0.233 1.77 0.000 -0.233 -1.6 1 1 GDP
Rip Repulski LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .420 .489 .704 1.193 0.086 1.09 0.121 -0.035 0.4 4 0
Wally Moon 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .369 .444 .563 1.008 -0.127 1.84 0.026 -0.153 -0.8 7 1
Bobby Del Greco CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .282 .400 .682 -0.153 1.57 0.000 -0.153 -1.1 2 0
Hal Smith C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .440 .517 .800 1.317 0.001 0.95 0.056 -0.055 -0.1 5 0
Dick Littlefield P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.047 0.95 0.000 -0.047 -0.4 1 0
   Hank Sauer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .176 .364 .176 .540 -0.032 1.13 0.000 -0.032 -0.2
   Max Surkont P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Walker Cooper PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .364 .417 .818 1.235 -0.071 2.80 0.000 -0.071 -0.4
Team Totals 32 0 5 0 3 7 36 .156 .250 .156 .406 -0.551 1.32 0.415 -0.965 -4.2 24 6
HBP: S Musial (1, by J Antonelli).
TB: H Smith 2; R Repulski; D Blasingame; S Musial.
GIDP: K Boyer (6).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Blasingame-W Moon.

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Dark SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .298 .320 .430 .749 0.094 0.46 0.128 -0.034 0.5 0 5 HR
Don Mueller RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .277 .290 .366 .656 0.000 0.40 0.025 -0.025 0.4 2 0
Willie Mays CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .255 .333 .491 .824 0.018 0.72 0.058 -0.041 -0.3 3 0 SB
Daryl Spencer 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .238 .283 .362 .645 -0.077 0.89 0.000 -0.077 -0.9 4 1
Foster Castleman 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .238 .244 .375 .619 -0.061 0.76 0.000 -0.061 -0.7 0 3
Whitey Lockman LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .284 .358 .379 .737 -0.029 0.65 0.013 -0.041 -0.4 2 0
Ray Katt C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .263 .276 .544 .820 -0.051 0.65 0.000 -0.051 -0.6 7 0
Bill White 1B 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .237 .293 .500 .793 0.094 0.58 0.119 -0.025 0.9 8 1 HR
Johnny Antonelli P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .150 .150 .350 .500 -0.037 0.49 0.000 -0.037 -0.5 1 0
Team Totals 28 2 5 2 2 4 30 .179 .233 .393 .626 -0.049 0.62 0.343 -0.392 -1.8 27 10
HR: A Dark (2, off D Littlefield, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); B White (3, off D Littlefield, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: B White 5; A Dark 4; D Mueller; W Mays.
RBI: B White (5); A Dark (12).
2-out RBI: A Dark.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Dark-D Spencer-B White.
E: A Dark (2); R Katt (4).
Baserunning
SB: W Mays (8, 2nd base off D Littlefield/H Smith).

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Littlefield, L (0-1) 6 3 2 2 2 4 2 3.86 23 60 0.015 0.72 0.8
Max Surkont 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 10.13 7 0 0 0.034 0.26 0.9
Team Totals 8 5 2 2 2 4 2 2.25 30 60 0 0 0.049 0.62 1.8

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Antonelli, W (3-3) 9 5 0 0 3 7 0 2.77 36 81 0.549 1.32 4.2
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 3 7 0 0.00 36 81 0.549 1.32 4.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Antonelli (1; S Musial).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Babe Pinelli, 1B - Dusty Boggess, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Tom Gorman.
Time of Game: 1:58.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

St.Louis Cardinals         New York Giants
1 Don Blasingame SS 1 Al Dark SS
2 Bobby Morgan 2B 2 Don Mueller RF
3 Stan Musial RF 3 Willie Mays CF
4 Ken Boyer 3B 4 Daryl Spencer 2B
5 Rip Repulski LF 5 Foster Castleman 3B
6 Wally Moon 1B 6 Whitey Lockman LF
7 Bobby Del Greco CF 7 Ray Katt C
8 Hal Smith C 8 Bill White 1B
9 Dick Littlefield P 9 Johnny Antonelli P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-2 1 12- OO STL K. Boyer J. Antonelli 15% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- R NYG A. Dark D. Littlefield 13% 64% Home Run
b5 1-0 1 --- R NYG B. White D. Littlefield 11% 81% Home Run
t9 0-2 0 --- STL R. Repulski J. Antonelli -7% 86% Single to LF
t9 0-2 2 12- O STL W. Cooper J. Antonelli 7% 100% Groundout: SS-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- STL D. Blasingame J. Antonelli 0% 50% E2 on Foul Ball
t1 0-0 0 --- O STL D. Blasingame J. Antonelli 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O STL B. Morgan J. Antonelli 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- STL S. Musial J. Antonelli -1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O STL K. Boyer J. Antonelli 2% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Dick Littlefield facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYG A. Dark D. Littlefield -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYG D. Mueller D. Littlefield -1% 51% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYG W. Mays D. Littlefield -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O STL R. Repulski J. Antonelli 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- STL W. Moon J. Antonelli -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- O STL B. Del Greco J. Antonelli 3% 53% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 1-- O STL H. Smith J. Antonelli 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Dick Littlefield facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYG D. Spencer D. Littlefield -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O NYG F. Castleman D. Littlefield -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- NYG W. Lockman D. Littlefield 1% 52% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- O NYG R. Katt D. Littlefield -2% 50% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O STL D. Littlefield J. Antonelli 2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 0-0 1 --- O STL D. Blasingame J. Antonelli 2% 54% Lineout: 2B
t3 0-0 2 --- O STL B. Morgan J. Antonelli 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Dick Littlefield facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O NYG B. White D. Littlefield -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 1 --- O NYG J. Antonelli D. Littlefield -2% 51% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- R NYG A. Dark D. Littlefield 13% 64% Home Run
b3 1-0 2 --- O NYG D. Mueller D. Littlefield -1% 63% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- STL S. Musial J. Antonelli -5% 58% Single to CF
t4 0-1 0 1-- O STL K. Boyer J. Antonelli 4% 63% Flyball: LF
t4 0-1 1 1-- STL R. Repulski J. Antonelli -5% 58% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Musial to 2B
t4 0-1 1 12- O STL W. Moon J. Antonelli 6% 64% Flyball: CF
t4 0-1 2 12- O STL B. Del Greco J. Antonelli 5% 69% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Dick Littlefield facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- NYG W. Mays D. Littlefield 3% 72% Single to LF
b4 1-0 0 1-- NYG D. Spencer D. Littlefield 3% 75% Mays Steals 2B
b4 1-0 0 -2- O NYG D. Spencer D. Littlefield -4% 71% Flyball: LF
b4 1-0 1 -2- O NYG F. Castleman D. Littlefield -3% 68% Flyball: LF
b4 1-0 2 -2- O NYG W. Lockman D. Littlefield -3% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 8-9-1
t5 0-1 0 --- O STL H. Smith J. Antonelli 3% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- O STL D. Littlefield J. Antonelli 2% 70% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-1 2 --- STL D. Blasingame J. Antonelli -2% 68% Single to 1B
t5 0-1 2 1-- O STL B. Morgan J. Antonelli 3% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Dick Littlefield facing 7-8-9
b5 1-0 0 --- O NYG R. Katt D. Littlefield -2% 69% Flyball: CF
b5 1-0 1 --- R NYG B. White D. Littlefield 11% 81% Home Run
b5 2-0 1 --- O NYG J. Antonelli D. Littlefield -1% 80% Strikeout
b5 2-0 2 --- O NYG A. Dark D. Littlefield -1% 79% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 2.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 3-4-5
t6 0-2 0 --- O STL S. Musial J. Antonelli 3% 82% Flyball: RF
t6 0-2 1 --- O STL K. Boyer J. Antonelli 2% 84% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 0-2 2 --- O STL R. Repulski J. Antonelli 1% 85% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Dick Littlefield facing 2-3-4
b6 2-0 0 --- NYG D. Mueller D. Littlefield 2% 87% Walk
b6 2-0 0 1-- O NYG W. Mays D. Littlefield -2% 86% Strikeout
b6 2-0 1 1-- O NYG D. Spencer D. Littlefield -2% 84% Foul Flyball: C
b6 2-0 2 1-- O NYG F. Castleman D. Littlefield -1% 83% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 2.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 6-7-8
t7 0-2 0 --- O STL W. Moon J. Antonelli 3% 86% Flyball: LF
t7 0-2 1 --- O STL B. Del Greco J. Antonelli 2% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-2 2 --- STL H. Smith J. Antonelli -2% 86% Single to CF
Hank Sauer pinch hits for Dick Littlefield (P) batting 9th
t7 0-2 2 1-- O STL H. Sauer J. Antonelli 3% 89% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Max Surkont facing 6-7-8
Max Surkont replaces Hank Sauer (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-0 0 --- O NYG W. Lockman M. Surkont -1% 88% Groundout: P-1B
b7 2-0 1 --- O NYG R. Katt M. Surkont -1% 88% Flyball: LF
b7 2-0 2 --- NYG B. White M. Surkont 1% 88% Single to RF
b7 2-0 2 1-- O NYG J. Antonelli M. Surkont -1% 87% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 2.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 1-2-3
t8 0-2 0 --- STL D. Blasingame J. Antonelli -7% 81% Walk
t8 0-2 0 1-- O STL B. Morgan J. Antonelli 6% 86% Flyball: CF
t8 0-2 1 1-- STL S. Musial J. Antonelli -7% 80% Hit By Pitch; Blasingame to 2B
Jackie Brandt pinch runs for Stan Musial (RF) batting 3rd
t8 0-2 1 12- OO STL K. Boyer J. Antonelli 15% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Max Surkont facing 1-2-3
Jackie Brandt moves from PR to RF
b8 2-0 0 --- O NYG A. Dark M. Surkont -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-0 1 --- NYG D. Mueller M. Surkont 1% 94% Single to LF
b8 2-0 1 1-- OO NYG W. Mays M. Surkont -1% 93% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 2.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 5-6-7
t9 0-2 0 --- STL R. Repulski J. Antonelli -7% 86% Single to LF
t9 0-2 0 1-- O STL W. Moon J. Antonelli 6% 92% Strikeout Looking
t9 0-2 1 1-- O STL B. Del Greco J. Antonelli 5% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t9 0-2 2 1-- STL H. Smith J. Antonelli -4% 93% Single to LF; Del Greco to 2B
Walker Cooper pinch hits for Max Surkont (P) batting 9th
t9 0-2 2 12- O STL W. Cooper J. Antonelli 7% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 2.

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