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5
 
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@NYG
2
7
MLN
@NYG
4
1
Monday, September 17, 1956,
, Polo Grounds V
Attendance: 13,819, Time of Game: 2:43
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Braves
4
87-58
 Won 1 
2nd, 1 GB
at Giants
1
59-84
 Lost 1 
7th, 28 GB
W: Warren Spahn (18-10)
L: Al Worthington (5-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   1  1  1   0  1  0    4  9  0
Giants          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  9  0

Milwaukee Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Bruton CF 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .267 .300 .407 .707 0.090 0.69 0.147 -0.056 0.3 7 0 HR
Frank Torre 1B 3 0 1 0 2 0 5 .255 .300 .295 .595 0.063 0.50 0.076 -0.012 0.5 8 0
Hank Aaron RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .326 .365 .567 .931 -0.127 0.97 0.000 -0.127 -1.3 1 0 GDP
Eddie Mathews 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .269 .373 .525 .899 0.015 0.80 0.075 -0.060 0.6 1 1 HR
Bobby Thomson LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .235 .306 .410 .716 -0.022 0.72 0.032 -0.054 -0.4 0 0
Johnny Logan SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .279 .333 .432 .764 -0.007 0.83 0.044 -0.052 -0.2 1 4 2B
Jack Dittmer 2B 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .253 .314 .329 .643 0.220 0.90 0.253 -0.033 1.7 2 1 HR
Del Crandall C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .251 .325 .474 .799 -0.024 0.78 0.032 -0.056 -0.5 7 0
Warren Spahn P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .215 .247 .333 .581 -0.097 0.92 0.000 -0.097 -1.0 0 2
Team Totals 35 4 9 4 3 4 38 .257 .316 .543 .859 0.111 0.78 0.659 -0.547 -0.2 27 8
2B: J Logan (26, off A Worthington).
HR: B Bruton (6, off A Worthington, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); J Dittmer (1, off A Worthington, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); E Mathews (36, off M Grissom, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: J Dittmer 6; E Mathews 5; B Bruton 4; J Logan 2; D Crandall; F Torre.
GIDP: H Aaron (20).
RBI: J Dittmer 2 (6); E Mathews (90); B Bruton (50).
2-out RBI: J Dittmer.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 5.

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Mueller RF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .268 .284 .333 .617 -0.002 0.68 0.050 -0.052 0.0 1 0
Red Schoendienst 2B 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 .314 .367 .379 .746 0.087 1.12 0.087 0.000 1.0 0 0
   Bobby Hofman PH-2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .143 .234 .143 .377 -0.012 0.81 0.024 -0.036 -0.1 1 0
Willie Mays CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .295 .372 .561 .933 -0.013 1.44 0.079 -0.092 0.3 2 0 2B
Jackie Brandt LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .291 .330 .469 .798 -0.056 1.34 0.056 -0.111 -0.7 3 0 IW
Foster Castleman 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 5 .227 .257 .399 .656 -0.064 1.57 0.039 -0.102 -0.9 1 2 SF
Bill White 1B 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .254 .319 .446 .765 0.114 1.52 0.151 -0.037 1.1 10 1
Daryl Spencer SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .214 .269 .345 .614 -0.180 2.23 0.048 -0.227 -1.8 3 5
Wes Westrum C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .214 .338 .330 .669 -0.046 0.92 0.000 -0.046 -0.4 4 1
   Bill Sarni PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .254 .303 .399 .702 -0.119 2.35 0.000 -0.119 -0.8 1 0
Al Worthington P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .222 .234 .244 .478 -0.032 0.67 0.000 -0.032 -0.3 0 1
   Dusty Rhodes PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .219 .305 .388 .693 -0.034 1.36 0.000 -0.034 -0.2
   Marv Grissom P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .182 .273 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Hank Thompson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .236 .341 .408 .750 -0.032 1.31 0.000 -0.032 -0.3
   Windy McCall P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .214 .214 .429 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 35 1 9 1 5 6 41 .257 .341 .286 .627 -0.389 1.35 0.534 -0.920 -3.2 27 11
2B: W Mays (24, off W Spahn).
SF: F Castleman (4, off W Spahn).
IBB: J Brandt (2, by W Spahn).
TB: D Mueller 2; W Mays 2; B Hofman; B White; D Spencer; J Brandt; R Schoendienst; F Castleman.
RBI: F Castleman (42).
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 0 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Worthington-D Spencer-B White.

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Warren Spahn, W (18-10) 9 9 1 1 5 6 0 2.85 41 66 0.388 1.35 3.2
Team Totals 9 9 1 1 5 6 0 1.00 41 66 0.388 1.35 3.2

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Al Worthington, L (5-14) 6 7 3 3 3 4 2 4.18 27 47 -0.102 0.99 -0.2
Marv Grissom 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1.56 8 0 0 -0.017 0.30 -0.1
Windy McCall 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.89 3 0 0 0.007 0.09 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 3 4 3 4.00 38 47 0 0 -0.112 0.78 0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: W Spahn (11; J Brandt).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Vic Delmore, 1B - Jocko Conlan, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Bill Jackowski.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: 13,819.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Braves         New York Giants
1 Bill Bruton CF 1 Don Mueller RF
2 Frank Torre 1B 2 Red Schoendienst 2B
3 Hank Aaron RF 3 Willie Mays CF
4 Eddie Mathews 3B 4 Jackie Brandt LF
5 Bobby Thomson LF 5 Foster Castleman 3B
6 Johnny Logan SS 6 Bill White 1B
7 Jack Dittmer 2B 7 Daryl Spencer SS
8 Del Crandall C 8 Wes Westrum C
9 Warren Spahn P 9 Al Worthington P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 1-1 0 --- R MLN B. Bruton A. Worthington 15% 65% Home Run
t6 2-1 1 --- R MLN J. Dittmer A. Worthington 13% 78% Home Run
t4 0-1 2 -2- R MLN J. Dittmer A. Worthington 12% 47% Single to CF; Thomson Scores
b5 1-2 1 1-3 O NYG D. Spencer W. Spahn 10% 59% Strikeout
b5 1-2 1 1-- NYG B. White W. Spahn -10% 49% Single to RF; Castleman to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Al Worthington facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MLN B. Bruton A. Worthington -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- MLN F. Torre A. Worthington 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- O MLN H. Aaron A. Worthington -2% 49% Groundout: C-1B; Torre to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O MLN E. Mathews A. Worthington -3% 45% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- NYG D. Mueller W. Spahn -4% 42% Single to LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- NYG R. Schoendienst W. Spahn -5% 36% Walk; Mueller to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- O NYG W. Mays W. Spahn 0% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B; Schoendienst to 2B; Mueller to 3B
b1 0-0 1 -23 NYG J. Brandt W. Spahn -1% 36% Intentional Walk
b1 0-0 1 123 RO NYG F. Castleman W. Spahn -0% 35% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Mueller Scores
b1 1-0 2 12- NYG B. White W. Spahn -2% 33% Walk; Schoendienst to 3B; Brandt to 2B
b1 1-0 2 123 O NYG D. Spencer W. Spahn 6% 39% Foul Flyball: C
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 1.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Al Worthington facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O MLN B. Thomson A. Worthington -2% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- MLN J. Logan A. Worthington 4% 41% Double to LF
t2 0-1 1 -2- O MLN J. Dittmer A. Worthington -3% 38% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Logan to 3B
t2 0-1 2 --3 O MLN D. Crandall A. Worthington -4% 34% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 8-9-1
b2 1-0 0 --- O NYG W. Westrum W. Spahn 2% 36% Strikeout
b2 1-0 1 --- O NYG A. Worthington W. Spahn 1% 37% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 --- O NYG D. Mueller W. Spahn 1% 38% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 1.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Al Worthington facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O MLN W. Spahn A. Worthington -3% 36% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 1 --- O MLN B. Bruton A. Worthington -2% 34% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 --- MLN F. Torre A. Worthington 1% 35% Single to CF
t3 0-1 2 1-- O MLN H. Aaron A. Worthington -3% 33% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- NYG R. Schoendienst W. Spahn -3% 29% Single to CF
b3 1-0 0 1-- NYG W. Mays W. Spahn -5% 25% Walk; Schoendienst to 2B
b3 1-0 0 12- O NYG J. Brandt W. Spahn 5% 29% Popfly: 1B
b3 1-0 1 12- O NYG F. Castleman W. Spahn 4% 33% Popfly: 1B
b3 1-0 2 12- NYG B. White W. Spahn -3% 31% Walk; Schoendienst to 3B; Mays to 2B
b3 1-0 2 123 O NYG D. Spencer W. Spahn 6% 37% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 1.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Al Worthington facing 4-5-6
t4 0-1 0 --- O MLN E. Mathews A. Worthington -3% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- MLN B. Thomson A. Worthington 3% 37% Walk
t4 0-1 1 1-- O MLN J. Logan A. Worthington -2% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B; Thomson to 2B
t4 0-1 2 -2- R MLN J. Dittmer A. Worthington 12% 47% Single to CF; Thomson Scores
t4 1-1 2 1-- MLN D. Crandall A. Worthington 3% 50% Single to LF; Dittmer to 3B
t4 1-1 2 1-3 O MLN W. Spahn A. Worthington -6% 44% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 8-9-1
b4 1-1 0 --- O NYG W. Westrum W. Spahn 3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-1 1 --- O NYG A. Worthington W. Spahn 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b4 1-1 2 --- NYG D. Mueller W. Spahn -1% 47% Single to LF
Bobby Hofman pinch hits for Red Schoendienst (2B) batting 2nd
b4 1-1 2 1-- NYG B. Hofman W. Spahn -2% 45% Single to LF; Mueller to 2B
b4 1-1 2 12- O NYG W. Mays W. Spahn 5% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 1.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Giants' Al Worthington facing 1-2-3
Bobby Hofman moves from PH to 2B
t5 1-1 0 --- R MLN B. Bruton A. Worthington 15% 65% Home Run
t5 2-1 0 --- MLN F. Torre A. Worthington 4% 68% Walk
t5 2-1 0 1-- OO MLN H. Aaron A. Worthington -8% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t5 2-1 2 --- MLN E. Mathews A. Worthington 1% 62% Single to RF
t5 2-1 2 1-- O MLN B. Thomson A. Worthington -2% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 4-5-6
b5 1-2 0 --- O NYG J. Brandt W. Spahn 3% 63% Popfly: 2B
b5 1-2 1 --- NYG F. Castleman W. Spahn -4% 59% Single to LF
b5 1-2 1 1-- NYG B. White W. Spahn -10% 49% Single to RF; Castleman to 3B
b5 1-2 1 1-3 O NYG D. Spencer W. Spahn 10% 59% Strikeout
Bill Sarni pinch hits for Wes Westrum (C) batting 8th
b5 1-2 2 1-3 O NYG B. Sarni W. Spahn 8% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 1.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Giants' Al Worthington facing 6-7-8
Bill Sarni moves from PH to C
t6 2-1 0 --- O MLN J. Logan A. Worthington -2% 65% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-1 1 --- R MLN J. Dittmer A. Worthington 13% 78% Home Run
t6 3-1 1 --- O MLN D. Crandall A. Worthington -1% 76% Popfly: SS
t6 3-1 2 --- O MLN W. Spahn A. Worthington -1% 76% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 9-1-2
Dusty Rhodes pinch hits for Al Worthington (P) batting 9th
b6 1-3 0 --- O NYG D. Rhodes W. Spahn 3% 79% Strikeout
b6 1-3 1 --- O NYG D. Mueller W. Spahn 2% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-3 2 --- O NYG B. Hofman W. Spahn 1% 83% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Giants 1.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Giants' Marv Grissom facing 1-2-3
Marv Grissom replaces Dusty Rhodes (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-1 0 --- O MLN B. Bruton M. Grissom -1% 81% Flyball: CF
t7 3-1 1 --- O MLN F. Torre M. Grissom -1% 80% Groundout: P-1B
t7 3-1 2 --- O MLN H. Aaron M. Grissom -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 3-4-5
b7 1-3 0 --- O NYG W. Mays W. Spahn 4% 83% Flyball: CF
b7 1-3 1 --- NYG J. Brandt W. Spahn -5% 79% Single to 3B
b7 1-3 1 1-- O NYG F. Castleman W. Spahn 5% 84% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 1-3 2 1-- O NYG B. White W. Spahn 4% 87% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Giants 1.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Giants' Marv Grissom facing 4-5-6
t8 3-1 0 --- R MLN E. Mathews M. Grissom 6% 94% Home Run
t8 4-1 0 --- O MLN B. Thomson M. Grissom -1% 93% Flyball: RF
t8 4-1 1 --- O MLN J. Logan M. Grissom -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 4-1 2 --- MLN J. Dittmer M. Grissom 0% 93% Single to CF
t8 4-1 2 1-- O MLN D. Crandall M. Grissom -1% 92% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 7-8-9
b8 1-4 0 --- NYG D. Spencer W. Spahn -5% 87% Single to RF
b8 1-4 0 1-- O NYG B. Sarni W. Spahn 4% 92% Groundout: P-SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
Hank Thompson pinch hits for Marv Grissom (P) batting 9th
b8 1-4 1 1-- O NYG H. Thompson W. Spahn 3% 95% Strikeout
b8 1-4 2 1-- O NYG D. Mueller W. Spahn 2% 97% Foul Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Giants 1.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-1, Giants' Windy McCall facing 9-1-2
Windy McCall replaces Hank Thompson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-1 0 --- O MLN W. Spahn W. McCall -0% 97% Popfly: 2B
t9 4-1 1 --- O MLN B. Bruton W. McCall -0% 96% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 4-1 2 --- O MLN F. Torre W. McCall -0% 96% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 2-3-4
b9 1-4 0 --- O NYG B. Hofman W. Spahn 2% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 1-4 1 --- NYG W. Mays W. Spahn -3% 95% Double to RF
b9 1-4 1 -2- O NYG J. Brandt W. Spahn 3% 98% Flyball: CF
b9 1-4 2 -2- O NYG F. Castleman W. Spahn 2% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Giants 1.

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