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Scores
Standings
BOS
@CHW
13
1
BAL
@CLE
8
6
WSH
@DET
6
5
NYY
@KCA
14
3
CHC
@BRO
3
6
STL
@NYG
3
2
CIN
@PIT
8
3
Saturday, July 28, 1956,
, Polo Grounds V
Attendance: 4,864, Time of Game: 2:25
Cardinals
3
45-47
 Won 1 
4th, 12½ GB
at Giants
2
33-56
 Lost 1 
8th, 23 GB
L: Ruben Gomez (5-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  2  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    3  7  0
Giants          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    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 2B 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .275 .361 .338 .699 -0.025 1.44 0.059 -0.084 -0.2 2 4
Al Dark SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .282 .303 .376 .679 -0.126 1.17 0.000 -0.126 -1.8 5 5
Stan Musial 1B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .327 .412 .571 .983 -0.024 0.77 0.029 -0.053 -0.3 8 1 IW
Ken Boyer 3B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .322 .369 .550 .918 -0.059 0.86 0.040 -0.099 -0.6 0 0 CS
Wally Moon RF 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .309 .404 .506 .911 0.044 1.03 0.132 -0.087 0.4 3 0 3B
Rip Repulski LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .319 .365 .500 .865 -0.047 1.07 0.068 -0.115 -0.5 0 0 2B
Charlie Peete CF 1 1 0 0 3 0 4 .182 .357 .318 .675 0.042 0.79 0.064 -0.022 0.5 4 0
Hal Smith C 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .327 .382 .500 .882 0.161 1.12 0.177 -0.016 1.8 4 0 2B
Vinegar Bend Mizell P 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .094 .143 .094 .237 -0.034 1.41 0.120 -0.154 -0.7 1 1
   Jim Konstanty 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 34 3 7 3 7 1 41 .206 .341 .324 .665 -0.068 1.07 0.689 -0.756 -1.2 27 12
2B: R Repulski (12, off R Gomez); H Smith (12, off R Gomez).
3B: W Moon (7, off R Gomez).
IBB: S Musial (11, by R Gomez).
TB: W Moon 3; H Smith 3; D Blasingame 2; R Repulski 2; V Mizell.
RBI: V Mizell (3); R Repulski (36); D Blasingame (20).
2-out RBI: V Mizell.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 3. D Blasingame-A Dark-S Musial; A Dark-D Blasingame-S Musial; J Konstanty-A Dark-S Musial.
Baserunning
CS: K Boyer (2, 2nd base by H Wilhelm/B Sarni).

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jackie Brandt LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .285 .333 .496 .830 0.177 1.82 0.217 -0.040 1.0 3 0
Don Mueller RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .264 .282 .340 .622 -0.325 2.25 0.000 -0.325 -1.5 0 0 GDP
Red Schoendienst 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .321 .375 .388 .763 -0.136 1.78 0.049 -0.186 -0.4 3 4 GDP
Willie Mays CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .286 .374 .511 .885 0.121 1.86 0.269 -0.148 0.4 0 0 2B,GDP
Bill White 1B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .262 .320 .480 .800 -0.063 2.11 0.106 -0.169 0.4 12 3 SB
Bill Sarni C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .258 .304 .397 .701 -0.224 2.32 0.000 -0.224 -0.9 1 1
Daryl Spencer 3B-SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .231 .279 .379 .658 -0.141 1.53 0.000 -0.141 -1.0 2 4
Eddie Bressoud SS 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .243 .303 .300 .603 -0.064 1.23 0.000 -0.064 -0.5 4 5
   Bobby Hofman PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .129 .250 .129 .379 0.052 1.10 0.052 0.000 0.3
   Steve Ridzik PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Hoyt Wilhelm P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Ruben Gomez P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .214 .267 .214 .481 -0.043 0.86 0.000 -0.043 -0.3 1 1
   Windy McCall P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Foster Castleman PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .268 .432 .700 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Hank Thompson PH-3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .242 .354 .409 .764 0.078 2.28 0.078 0.000 0.4 0 0
Team Totals 29 2 5 1 4 4 33 .172 .273 .207 .480 -0.568 1.85 0.771 -1.340 -2.2 27 18
2B: W Mays (13, off J Konstanty).
TB: W Mays 3; J Brandt 2; R Schoendienst.
GIDP: R Schoendienst (5); W Mays (12); D Mueller (12).
RBI: J Brandt (12).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. B White-D Spencer-R Schoendienst-D Spencer.
E: H Thompson (15); R Schoendienst (3).
Baserunning
SB: B White (10, 2nd base off V Mizell/H Smith).

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vinegar Bend Mizell, W (10-8) 7.1 3 2 2 4 4 0 3.98 27 64 0.293 1.36 1.9
Jim Konstanty, S (8) 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.18 6 2 1 0.276 4.19 0.4
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 4 4 0 2.00 33 64 2 1 0.569 1.85 2.2

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ruben Gomez, L (5-11) 7.2 6 3 3 7 0 0 4.38 36 48 0.012 1.12 0.4
Windy McCall 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.56 2 2 0 0.022 1.16 0.4
Hoyt Wilhelm 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.08 3 0 0 0.035 0.56 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 7 1 0 3.00 41 48 2 0 0.069 1.07 1.2
Balks: None.
WP: V Mizell (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: R Gomez (6; S Musial).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Secory, 1B - Bill Engeln, 2B - (none), 3B - Frank Dascoli.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 4,864.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

St.Louis Cardinals         New York Giants
1 Don Blasingame 2B 1 Jackie Brandt LF
2 Al Dark SS 2 Don Mueller RF
3 Stan Musial 1B 3 Red Schoendienst 2B
4 Ken Boyer 3B 4 Willie Mays CF
5 Wally Moon RF 5 Bill White 1B
6 Rip Repulski LF 6 Bill Sarni C
7 Charlie Peete CF 7 Daryl Spencer 3B
8 Hal Smith C 8 Eddie Bressoud SS
9 Vinegar Bend Mizel P 9 Ruben Gomez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 2-3 1 12- OO NYG D. Mueller J. Konstanty 24% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b9 2-3 1 --- NYG W. Mays J. Konstanty -17% 73% Double to CF
b8 1-3 1 12- R NYG J. Brandt J. Konstanty -15% 61% Single to RF; Thompson to 2B; Ridzik Scores
b9 2-3 2 -2- O NYG B. Sarni J. Konstanty 14% 100% Flyball: RF
b9 2-3 1 -2- O NYG B. White J. Konstanty 13% 86% Popfly: SS

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' Ruben Gomez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O STL D. Blasingame R. Gomez -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O STL A. Dark R. Gomez -2% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --- STL S. Musial R. Gomez 1% 48% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 2 1-- O STL K. Boyer R. Gomez -2% 45% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYG J. Brandt V. Mizell 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYG D. Mueller V. Mizell 1% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYG R. Schoendienst V. Mizell 1% 50% Popfly: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Giants 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Ruben Gomez facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- STL W. Moon R. Gomez 10% 60% Triple (LF-CF)
t2 0-0 0 --3 R STL R. Repulski R. Gomez 7% 67% Double to LF; Moon Scores
t2 1-0 0 -2- STL C. Peete R. Gomez 3% 69% Walk
t2 1-0 0 12- STL H. Smith R. Gomez 7% 76% Single to CF; Peete to 2B; Repulski to 3B
t2 1-0 0 123 O STL V. Mizell R. Gomez -6% 70% Popfly: SS
t2 1-0 1 123 RO STL D. Blasingame R. Gomez 1% 71% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Peete to 3B; Repulski Scores
t2 2-0 2 1-3 O STL A. Dark R. Gomez -4% 67% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- NYG W. Mays V. Mizell -4% 63% Single to CF
b2 0-2 0 1-- NYG B. White V. Mizell -7% 57% Walk; Mays to 2B
b2 0-2 0 12- O NYG B. Sarni V. Mizell 3% 60% Flyball: CF; Mays to 3B
b2 0-2 1 1-3 NYG D. Spencer V. Mizell -2% 57% White Steals 2B
b2 0-2 1 -23 R NYG D. Spencer V. Mizell -6% 51% Wild Pitch; White to 3B; Mays Scores
b2 1-2 1 --3 O NYG D. Spencer V. Mizell 7% 58% Strikeout
b2 1-2 2 --3 O NYG E. Bressoud V. Mizell 4% 62% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Giants' Ruben Gomez facing 3-4-5
t3 2-1 0 --- O STL S. Musial R. Gomez -2% 60% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 2-1 1 --- STL K. Boyer R. Gomez 2% 62% Walk
t3 2-1 1 1-- O STL W. Moon R. Gomez -3% 59% Popfly: SS
t3 2-1 2 1-- O STL R. Repulski R. Gomez -2% 57% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- O NYG R. Gomez V. Mizell 3% 60% Groundout: P-1B
b3 1-2 1 --- O NYG J. Brandt V. Mizell 2% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 1-2 2 --- O NYG D. Mueller V. Mizell 1% 63% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Giants' Ruben Gomez facing 7-8-9
t4 2-1 0 --- O STL C. Peete R. Gomez -2% 61% Lineout: LF
t4 2-1 1 --- O STL H. Smith R. Gomez -2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-1 2 --- O STL V. Mizell R. Gomez -1% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 3-4-5
b4 1-2 0 --- NYG R. Schoendienst V. Mizell -5% 53% Single to SS
b4 1-2 0 1-- OO NYG W. Mays V. Mizell 10% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b4 1-2 2 --- NYG B. White V. Mizell -2% 62% Walk
b4 1-2 2 1-- O NYG B. Sarni V. Mizell 3% 65% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Giants' Ruben Gomez facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- STL D. Blasingame R. Gomez 4% 68% Single to RF
t5 2-1 0 1-- O STL A. Dark R. Gomez -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B; Blasingame to 2B
t5 2-1 1 -2- STL S. Musial R. Gomez 2% 69% Intentional Walk
t5 2-1 1 12- O STL K. Boyer R. Gomez -4% 65% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Blasingame to 3B
t5 2-1 2 1-3 O STL W. Moon R. Gomez -5% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 7-8-9
b5 1-2 0 --- O NYG D. Spencer V. Mizell 3% 63% Strikeout
b5 1-2 1 --- O NYG E. Bressoud V. Mizell 2% 65% Strikeout Looking
b5 1-2 2 --- O NYG R. Gomez V. Mizell 2% 67% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 1.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Giants' Ruben Gomez facing 6-7-8
t6 2-1 0 --- O STL R. Repulski R. Gomez -2% 65% Flyball: LF
t6 2-1 1 --- STL C. Peete R. Gomez 3% 67% Walk
t6 2-1 1 1-- STL H. Smith R. Gomez 9% 76% Double to RF; Peete to 3B
t6 2-1 1 -23 O STL V. Mizell R. Gomez -8% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-1 2 -23 O STL D. Blasingame R. Gomez -6% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 1-2-3
b6 1-2 0 --- NYG J. Brandt V. Mizell -6% 55% Single to CF
b6 1-2 0 1-- O NYG D. Mueller V. Mizell 6% 61% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 1-2 1 1-- OO NYG R. Schoendienst V. Mizell 9% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 1.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Giants' Ruben Gomez facing 2-3-4
t7 2-1 0 --- O STL A. Dark R. Gomez -2% 68% Flyball: LF
t7 2-1 1 --- O STL S. Musial R. Gomez -2% 66% Lineout: 1B
t7 2-1 2 --- O STL K. Boyer R. Gomez -1% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 4-5-6
b7 1-2 0 --- O NYG W. Mays V. Mizell 5% 70% Flyball: CF
b7 1-2 1 --- O NYG B. White V. Mizell 3% 73% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 1-2 2 --- O NYG B. Sarni V. Mizell 2% 76% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Giants 1.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Giants' Ruben Gomez facing 5-6-7
t8 2-1 0 --- STL W. Moon R. Gomez 3% 79% Walk
t8 2-1 0 1-- OO STL R. Repulski R. Gomez -7% 72% Double Play: Flyball: 1B-3B-2B-3B
t8 2-1 2 --- STL C. Peete R. Gomez 1% 73% Walk
t8 2-1 2 1-- STL H. Smith R. Gomez 2% 75% Walk; Peete to 2B
t8 2-1 2 12- R STL V. Mizell R. Gomez 12% 87% Single to RF; Smith to 2B; Peete Scores
Windy McCall replaces Ruben Gomez pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-1 2 12- STL D. Blasingame W. McCall 1% 88% Single to LF; Mizell to 2B; Smith to 3B
t8 3-1 2 123 O STL A. Dark W. McCall -4% 85% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 3, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 7-8-9
b8 1-3 0 --- O NYG D. Spencer V. Mizell 4% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
Bobby Hofman pinch hits for Eddie Bressoud (SS) batting 8th
b8 1-3 1 --- NYG B. Hofman V. Mizell -5% 84% Walk
Hank Thompson pinch hits for Foster Castleman batting 9th
Foster Castleman pinch hits for Windy McCall (P) batting 9th
Steve Ridzik pinch runs for Bobby Hofman (PH) batting 8th
Jim Konstanty replaces Vinegar Bend Mizell pitching and batting 9th (change occurred mid-batter)
b8 1-3 1 1-- NYG H. Thompson V. Mizell -8% 76% Walk; Ridzik to 2B
b8 1-3 1 12- R NYG J. Brandt J. Konstanty -15% 61% Single to RF; Thompson to 2B; Ridzik Scores
b8 2-3 1 12- OO NYG D. Mueller J. Konstanty 24% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Giants 2.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Giants' Hoyt Wilhelm facing 3-4-5
Hoyt Wilhelm replaces Steve Ridzik (PR) pitching and batting 8th
Hank Thompson moves from PH to 3B
Daryl Spencer moves from 3B to SS
t9 3-2 0 --- O STL S. Musial H. Wilhelm -2% 83% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 3-2 1 --- STL K. Boyer H. Wilhelm 2% 85% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t9 3-2 1 1-- O STL W. Moon H. Wilhelm -3% 82% Boyer Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t9 3-2 2 --- O STL W. Moon H. Wilhelm -1% 81% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Jim Konstanty facing 3-4-5
b9 2-3 0 --- O NYG R. Schoendienst J. Konstanty 8% 89% Flyball: RF
b9 2-3 1 --- NYG W. Mays J. Konstanty -17% 73% Double to CF
b9 2-3 1 -2- O NYG B. White J. Konstanty 13% 86% Popfly: SS
b9 2-3 2 -2- O NYG B. Sarni J. Konstanty 14% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Giants 2.

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