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Scores
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: 21,938, Time of Game: 3:00
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Cardinals
2
17-12
 Lost 2 
1st
at Giants
5
13-15
 Won 2 
6th, 3½ GB
W: Jim Hearn (3-2)
L: Tom Poholsky (3-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       1  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  3
Giants          0  1  2   0  0  0   0  2  X    5 11  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 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .247 .354 .309 .663 -0.068 1.27 0.036 -0.104 -0.3 2 1
   Walker Cooper PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .385 .750 1.135 -0.066 2.79 0.000 -0.066 -0.6
Grady Hatton 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .278 .278 .278 .556 0.023 1.41 0.130 -0.107 0.0 0 5
Stan Musial RF 3 0 1 1 2 0 5 .282 .412 .534 .946 -0.026 1.49 0.096 -0.123 0.0 3 0
Ken Boyer 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .377 .424 .658 1.082 0.000 1.53 0.122 -0.122 -0.6 0 0 GDP
Wally Moon 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .358 .438 .547 .985 -0.132 2.01 0.060 -0.192 -1.3 8 1 CS,GDP
Rip Repulski LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .412 .479 .682 1.162 -0.111 1.76 0.057 -0.168 -0.3 3 0
Bobby Del Greco CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .179 .256 .359 .615 -0.186 1.71 0.000 -0.186 -1.2 2 0
Bill Sarni C 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .301 .350 .479 .829 0.091 1.03 0.134 -0.043 1.1 4 1
   Jackie Brandt PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .452 0.026 2.87 0.026 0.000 0.5
Tom Poholsky P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.049 0.96 0.000 -0.049 -0.5 1 0
   Red Schoendienst PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .299 .359 .364 .723 0.049 1.24 0.049 0.000 0.3
   Chuck Harmon PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Larry Jackson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jackie Collum P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .200 .250 .450 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Hank Sauer PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .176 .391 .176 .568 0.076 1.48 0.076 0.000 0.6
   Herm Wehmeier PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 33 2 7 2 6 7 39 .212 .333 .212 .545 -0.373 1.56 0.786 -1.160 -2.2 * 9
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
TB: B Sarni 2; R Repulski; G Hatton; K Boyer; D Blasingame; S Musial.
GIDP: W Moon (2); K Boyer (7).
RBI: B Sarni (12); S Musial (23).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
E: K Boyer (5); B Sarni (1); J Collum (2).
Baserunning
CS: W Moon (3, 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
Whitey Lockman LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .283 .360 .374 .734 -0.078 0.85 0.039 -0.117 -0.6 0 0 CS,IW
Al Dark SS 4 0 0 1 0 1 5 .288 .307 .415 .722 -0.060 0.67 0.009 -0.068 -0.8 1 5 SF
Willie Mays CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .252 .328 .486 .814 0.007 0.41 0.037 -0.030 -0.3 1 0 2B
Dusty Rhodes RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .229 .315 .313 .627 0.116 0.87 0.151 -0.035 0.9 0 0 2B
   Don Mueller RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .290 .366 .656 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Bill White 1B 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .286 .333 .524 .857 0.145 1.01 0.187 -0.041 1.2 11 0 SB
Hank Thompson 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .125 .371 .125 .496 -0.022 1.09 0.029 -0.050 -0.0 0 2
Daryl Spencer 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .239 .282 .367 .649 0.019 1.17 0.107 -0.088 -0.1 5 5 2B
Wes Westrum C 2 1 1 0 1 1 4 .171 .341 .171 .512 0.027 0.89 0.048 -0.020 0.5 7 1 HBP
Jim Hearn P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .071 .071 .071 .143 -0.101 1.34 0.000 -0.101 -1.0 0 0
   Windy McCall P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.074 1.04 0.074 0.000 1.5 0 1
   Hoyt Wilhelm 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 34 5 11 4 3 4 39 .324 .385 .412 .796 0.127 0.90 0.681 -0.550 1.2 * 14
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: D Spencer (3, off T Poholsky); W Mays (4, off T Poholsky); D Rhodes (4, off T Poholsky).
SF: A Dark (4, off J Collum).
IBB: W Lockman (1, by J Collum).
HBP: W Westrum (1, by T Poholsky).
TB: D Rhodes 3; B White 3; D Spencer 2; W Mays 2; W Lockman; H Thompson; W McCall; W Westrum.
RBI: A Dark (13); B White (6); D Spencer (15); D Rhodes (4).
2-out RBI: B White; D Rhodes; D Spencer.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. H Thompson-D Spencer-B White; W Westrum-D Spencer; D Spencer-A Dark-B White.
PB: W Westrum 2 (6).
E: H Thompson (6); D Spencer (3).
Baserunning
SB: B White (2, 2nd base off T Poholsky/B Sarni).
CS: W Lockman (1, 2nd base by T Poholsky/B Sarni).

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Poholsky, L (3-2) 6 8 3 3 1 4 0 2.30 27 47 -0.071 0.99 -0.2
Larry Jackson 1.1 2 2 2 1 0 0 3.50 8 0 0 0.022 0.72 0.1
Jackie Collum 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.50 4 2 2 -0.078 0.56 -1.1
Team Totals 8 11 5 5 3 4 0 5.62 39 47 2 2 -0.127 0.90 -1.2

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Hearn, W (3-2) 6.2 5 2 2 5 4 0 4.08 29 55 0.142 1.25 0.9
Windy McCall, H (1) 1.1 2 0 0 1 1 0 3.55 7 2 0 0.089 2.45 -0.1
Hoyt Wilhelm, S (2) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.86 3 2 0 0.143 2.29 1.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 6 7 0 2.00 39 55 4 0 0.374 1.56 2.2
W McCall faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: T Poholsky (1; W Westrum).
IBB: J Collum (2; W Lockman).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dusty Boggess, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Babe Pinelli.
Time of Game: 3:00.
Attendance: 21,938.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

St.Louis Cardinals         New York Giants
1 Don Blasingame SS 1 Whitey Lockman LF
2 Grady Hatton 2B 2 Al Dark SS
3 Stan Musial RF 3 Willie Mays CF
4 Ken Boyer 3B 4 Dusty Rhodes RF
5 Wally Moon 1B 5 Bill White 1B
6 Rip Repulski LF 6 Hank Thompson 3B
7 Bobby Del Greco CF 7 Daryl Spencer 2B
8 Bill Sarni C 8 Wes Westrum C
9 Tom Poholsky P 9 Jim Hearn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-2 2 -2- R NYG D. Rhodes T. Poholsky 13% 54% Double to RF; Mays Scores
b3 2-2 2 -2- R NYG B. White T. Poholsky 11% 65% Single to RF; Rhodes Scores
b2 0-2 2 -2- R NYG D. Spencer T. Poholsky 11% 42% Double to LF; White Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-- STL G. Hatton J. Hearn -9% 37% Single to RF; Blasingame to 3B
t1 1-0 0 12- OO STL K. Boyer J. Hearn 9% 41% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Hatton to 3B

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' Jim Hearn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- STL D. Blasingame J. Hearn -4% 46% Single to SS
t1 0-0 0 1-- STL G. Hatton J. Hearn -9% 37% Single to RF; Blasingame to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 R STL S. Musial J. Hearn -5% 32% Single to RF; Hatton to 2B; Blasingame Scores
t1 1-0 0 12- OO STL K. Boyer J. Hearn 9% 41% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Hatton to 3B
t1 1-0 2 --3 O STL W. Moon J. Hearn 3% 44% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Tom Poholsky facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- NYG W. Lockman T. Poholsky 4% 48% Single to LF
b1 0-1 0 1-- O NYG A. Dark T. Poholsky -6% 42% Lockman Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-1 1 --- O NYG A. Dark T. Poholsky -2% 40% Flyball: RF
b1 0-1 2 --- O NYG W. Mays T. Poholsky -1% 39% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Giants 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Jim Hearn facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- STL R. Repulski J. Hearn -3% 36% Single to CF
t2 1-0 0 1-- STL B. Del Greco J. Hearn -2% 33% Passed Ball; Repulski to 2B
t2 1-0 0 -2- O STL B. Del Greco J. Hearn 4% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 1-0 1 -2- R STL B. Sarni J. Hearn -8% 29% Single to CF; Repulski Scores
t2 2-0 1 1-- O STL T. Poholsky J. Hearn 2% 31% Strikeout
t2 2-0 2 1-- O STL D. Blasingame J. Hearn 2% 33% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Tom Poholsky facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O NYG D. Rhodes T. Poholsky -2% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- NYG B. White T. Poholsky 3% 33% Single to LF
b2 0-2 1 1-- O NYG H. Thompson T. Poholsky -2% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B; White to 2B
b2 0-2 2 -2- R NYG D. Spencer T. Poholsky 11% 42% Double to LF; White Scores
b2 1-2 2 -2- NYG W. Westrum T. Poholsky 1% 43% Hit By Pitch
b2 1-2 2 12- O NYG J. Hearn T. Poholsky -5% 38% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Giants' Jim Hearn facing 2-3-4
t3 2-1 0 --- O STL G. Hatton J. Hearn 2% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-1 1 --- STL S. Musial J. Hearn -2% 38% Walk
t3 2-1 1 1-- STL K. Boyer J. Hearn -3% 34% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Musial to 2B
t3 2-1 1 12- OO STL W. Moon J. Hearn 8% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Tom Poholsky facing 1-2-3
b3 1-2 0 --- O NYG W. Lockman T. Poholsky -3% 40% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 1-2 1 --- O NYG A. Dark T. Poholsky -2% 38% Strikeout
b3 1-2 2 --- NYG W. Mays T. Poholsky 3% 41% Double to RF
b3 1-2 2 -2- R NYG D. Rhodes T. Poholsky 13% 54% Double to RF; Mays Scores
b3 2-2 2 -2- R NYG B. White T. Poholsky 11% 65% Single to RF; Rhodes Scores
b3 3-2 2 1-- NYG H. Thompson T. Poholsky 1% 67% White Steals 2B; White to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
b3 3-2 2 --3 NYG H. Thompson T. Poholsky 1% 68% Walk
b3 3-2 2 1-3 O NYG D. Spencer T. Poholsky -4% 63% Lineout: SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 3.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Jim Hearn facing 6-7-8
t4 2-3 0 --- O STL R. Repulski J. Hearn 3% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-3 1 --- O STL B. Del Greco J. Hearn 2% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-3 2 --- STL B. Sarni J. Hearn -2% 66% Walk
t4 2-3 2 1-- O STL T. Poholsky J. Hearn 3% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Tom Poholsky facing 8-9-1
b4 3-2 0 --- O NYG W. Westrum T. Poholsky -2% 67% Strikeout Looking
b4 3-2 1 --- O NYG J. Hearn T. Poholsky -1% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 3-2 2 --- O NYG W. Lockman T. Poholsky -1% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 3.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Jim Hearn facing 1-2-3
t5 2-3 0 --- O STL D. Blasingame J. Hearn 3% 68% Flyball: CF
t5 2-3 1 --- O STL G. Hatton J. Hearn 2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-3 2 --- STL S. Musial J. Hearn -2% 68% Walk
t5 2-3 2 1-- O STL K. Boyer J. Hearn 3% 71% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Tom Poholsky facing 2-3-4
b5 3-2 0 --- O NYG A. Dark T. Poholsky -2% 69% Flyball: LF
b5 3-2 1 --- O NYG W. Mays T. Poholsky -1% 68% Flyball: CF
b5 3-2 2 --- O NYG D. Rhodes T. Poholsky -1% 67% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 3.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Jim Hearn facing 5-6-7
t6 2-3 0 --- STL W. Moon J. Hearn -6% 61% Walk
t6 2-3 0 1-- O STL R. Repulski J. Hearn 6% 66% Popfly: 1B
t6 2-3 1 1-- OO STL B. Del Greco J. Hearn 8% 75% Double Play: Strikeout, Moon Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Tom Poholsky facing 5-6-7
b6 3-2 0 --- NYG B. White T. Poholsky 3% 78% Single to CF
b6 3-2 0 1-- O NYG H. Thompson T. Poholsky -3% 75% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-2 1 1-- O NYG D. Spencer T. Poholsky -3% 72% Flyball: RF
b6 3-2 2 1-- NYG W. Westrum T. Poholsky 2% 74% Single to LF; White to 2B
b6 3-2 2 12- O NYG J. Hearn T. Poholsky -4% 70% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 3.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Jim Hearn facing 8-9-1
t7 2-3 0 --- O STL B. Sarni J. Hearn 4% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted
Red Schoendienst pinch hits for Tom Poholsky (P) batting 9th
t7 2-3 1 --- STL R. Schoendienst J. Hearn -5% 70% Walk
Chuck Harmon pinch runs for Red Schoendienst (PH) batting 9th
t7 2-3 1 1-- O STL D. Blasingame J. Hearn 5% 75% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 2-3 2 1-- STL G. Hatton J. Hearn -4% 71% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Blasingame to 2B
Windy McCall replaces Jim Hearn pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-3 2 12- O STL S. Musial W. McCall 8% 80% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Larry Jackson facing 1-2-3
Larry Jackson replaces Chuck Harmon (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-2 0 --- O NYG W. Lockman L. Jackson -2% 78% Groundout: P-1B
b7 3-2 1 --- O NYG A. Dark L. Jackson -1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-2 2 --- NYG W. Mays L. Jackson 1% 78% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b7 3-2 2 1-- NYG D. Rhodes L. Jackson 2% 80% Single to CF; Mays to 3B
b7 3-2 2 1-3 O NYG B. White L. Jackson -4% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 3.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Windy McCall facing 4-5-6
Don Mueller replaces Dusty Rhodes playing RF batting 4th
t8 2-3 0 --- STL K. Boyer W. McCall -9% 67% Single to RF
t8 2-3 0 1-- O STL W. Moon W. McCall 4% 71% Groundout: P-1B; Boyer to 2B
t8 2-3 1 -2- O STL R. Repulski W. McCall 8% 79% Flyball: RF
t8 2-3 2 -2- O STL B. Del Greco W. McCall 8% 87% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Larry Jackson facing 6-7-8
b8 3-2 0 --- NYG H. Thompson L. Jackson 2% 89% Single to RF
b8 3-2 0 1-- O NYG D. Spencer L. Jackson -2% 87% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b8 3-2 1 1-- NYG W. Westrum L. Jackson 2% 89% Walk; Thompson to 2B
Jackie Collum replaces Larry Jackson pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-2 1 12- R NYG W. McCall J. Collum 7% 97% Single to P; Thompson Scores/Adv on E1; Westrum to 3B; McCall to 2B
b8 4-2 1 -23 NYG W. Lockman J. Collum 0% 97% Intentional Walk
b8 4-2 1 123 RO NYG A. Dark J. Collum 1% 97% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Westrum Scores
b8 5-2 2 12- O NYG W. Mays J. Collum -0% 97% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 5.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-5, Giants' Windy McCall facing 8-9-1
t9 2-5 0 --- STL B. Sarni W. McCall -4% 93% Single to LF
Hank Sauer pinch hits for Jackie Collum (P) batting 9th
Jackie Brandt pinch runs for Bill Sarni (C) batting 8th
t9 2-5 0 1-- STL H. Sauer W. McCall -8% 86% Walk; Brandt to 2B
Hoyt Wilhelm replaces Windy McCall pitching and batting 9th
Walker Cooper pinch hits for Don Blasingame (SS) batting 1st
Herm Wehmeier pinch runs for Hank Sauer (PH) batting 9th
t9 2-5 0 12- STL W. Cooper H. Wilhelm -3% 83% Passed Ball; Wehmeier to 2B; Brandt to 3B
t9 2-5 0 -23 O STL W. Cooper H. Wilhelm 7% 90% Strikeout
t9 2-5 1 -23 O STL G. Hatton H. Wilhelm 6% 96% Strikeout
t9 2-5 2 -23 O STL S. Musial H. Wilhelm 4% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 5.

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