Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Box Scores > 1973 > Sep 16, 1973, Cubs at Mets Play by Play and Box Score

View a short video showing advanced box score features / click orange/red text for additional info

Scores
Standings
NYY
@BAL
0
3
NYY
@BAL
7
5
CLE
@BOS
5
1
KCR
@CAL
4
0
MIN
@CHW
6
1
MIL
@DET
5
3
TEX
@OAK
4
9
ATL
@CIN
3
4
 
(12)
LAD
@HOU
2
6
PHI
@MON
2
4
CHC
@NYM
3
4
SFG
@SDP
9
4
PIT
@STL
3
7
Sunday, September 16, 1973, 2:09PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 25,681, Time of Game: 2:30
Cubs
3
70-78
 Lost 1 
5th, 5 GB
at Mets
4
73-76
 Won 1 
4th, 2½ GB
W: Tug McGraw (4-6)
L: Burt Hooton (13-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  2  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    3  7  1
Mets            2  1  0   0  0  0   0  1  X    4 12  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Kessinger SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .261 .329 .311 .639 -0.053 1.74 0.123 -0.176 -0.2 0 2
Rick Monday CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .266 .375 .471 .845 -0.102 0.98 0.000 -0.102 -0.8 3 0
   Glenn Beckert PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .313 .290 .602 -0.049 2.01 0.000 -0.049 -0.1
Billy Williams LF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .297 .377 .451 .828 -0.081 1.03 0.030 -0.110 -0.4 1 0
Jose Cardenal RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .309 .384 .451 .835 0.096 1.07 0.143 -0.047 0.9 5 0 2B
Ron Santo 3B 4 1 2 2 0 2 4 .273 .354 .453 .807 0.079 1.22 0.191 -0.112 0.9 0 1 HR
Carmen Fanzone 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .263 .353 .429 .782 -0.056 1.49 0.036 -0.092 -0.5 7 1
   Gonzalo Marquez PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .298 .296 .595 -0.045 1.82 0.000 -0.045 -0.2 0 0
Paul Popovich 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .233 .276 .296 .572 -0.101 1.40 0.026 -0.127 -0.6 2 3
Randy Hundley C 2 1 1 0 2 1 4 .224 .281 .343 .624 0.081 1.08 0.110 -0.029 0.5 6 0
Burt Hooton P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .138 .253 .138 .392 -0.100 1.59 0.021 -0.121 -0.5 0 0 SH
   Bob Locker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .071 .071 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 7 3 4 7 39 .206 .289 .324 .613 -0.331 1.32 0.680 -1.010 -1.1 24 7
2B: J Cardenal (32, off J Koosman).
HR: R Santo (19, off J Koosman, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: B Hooton (5, off J Koosman).
TB: R Santo 5; J Cardenal 2; R Hundley; D Kessinger; B Williams; C Fanzone.
RBI: R Santo 2 (71); D Kessinger (39).
2-out RBI: D Kessinger.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Fanzone.
E: J Cardenal (4).

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wayne Garrett 3B 5 0 1 1 0 2 5 .240 .333 .373 .706 -0.039 1.44 0.117 -0.156 -0.7 1 3 2B
Felix Millan 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .292 .330 .356 .687 -0.013 0.91 0.045 -0.058 -0.2 4 4
Rusty Staub RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .268 .355 .417 .771 0.038 1.06 0.098 -0.060 0.7 0 0
John Milner 1B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .254 .334 .460 .794 0.082 1.39 0.161 -0.079 0.5 10 1 GDP
Cleon Jones LF 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .261 .308 .353 .660 -0.087 1.52 0.017 -0.105 -0.6 2 0 SF
Dave Schneck CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .214 .214 .214 .429 -0.065 0.86 0.000 -0.065 -0.6 0 0
   Don Hahn CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .234 .286 .297 .583 0.148 2.36 0.148 0.000 0.7 1 0
Jerry Grote C 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .251 .282 .305 .587 0.168 1.65 0.191 -0.023 0.9 7 0
Bud Harrelson SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .256 .347 .301 .648 0.012 1.09 0.069 -0.056 -0.0 0 2
Jerry Koosman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .111 .123 .125 .248 -0.051 1.81 0.000 -0.051 -0.5 1 1 2·SH
   Harry Parker P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.037 1.50 0.000 -0.037 -0.2 1 0
   Tug McGraw P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .136 .174 .136 .310 0.013 0.93 0.013 0.000 0.3 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 12 4 2 6 37 .375 .400 .406 .806 0.169 1.31 0.859 -0.690 0.4 27 11
2B: W Garrett (18, off B Hooton).
SF: C Jones (7, off B Hooton).
SH: J Koosman 2 (14, 2 off B Hooton).
TB: J Grote 3; B Harrelson 2; F Millan 2; R Staub 2; W Garrett 2; D Hahn; J Milner.
GIDP: J Milner (13).
RBI: C Jones (34); J Milner (69); W Garrett (49); J Grote (25).
2-out RBI: W Garrett.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
E: W Garrett (23).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Burt Hooton, L (13-14) 7 10 4 3 1 5 0 3.55 31 47 0.014 1.16 -0.2
Bob Locker 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2.62 6 1 1 -0.184 2.13 -0.2
Team Totals 8 12 4 3 2 6 0 3.38 37 47 1 1 -0.170 1.31 -0.4
B Hooton faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Koosman 5 6 3 3 3 3 1 3.08 25 43 -0.077 1.18 -0.7
Harry Parker 2.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.35 9 0 0 0.233 1.46 1.3
Tug McGraw, W (4-6) 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.31 5 0 0 0.175 1.77 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 4 7 1 3.00 39 43 0 0 0.331 1.32 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Dutch Rennert, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - Tom Gorman.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: 25,681.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         New York Mets
1 Don Kessinger SS 1 Wayne Garrett 3B
2 Rick Monday CF 2 Felix Millan 2B
3 Billy Williams LF 3 Rusty Staub RF
4 Jose Cardenal RF 4 John Milner 1B
5 Ron Santo 3B 5 Cleon Jones LF
6 Carmen Fanzone 1B 6 Dave Schneck CF
7 Paul Popovich 2B 7 Jerry Grote C
8 Randy Hundley C 8 Bud Harrelson SS
9 Burt Hooton P 9 Jerry Koosman P

Win Probability Chart

Explanation of WPA  · Mouse over chart for play descriptions  · See below chart for tools  · Direct Link in URL Bar

Clear Chart
Big Plays
Scoring Plays
Fix Chart in View While Scrolling

Hold mouse over play on chart to see description of play.
Leverage is shown below the chart Low to High.

Top 5 Plays

View Pitches · wWE and wWPA Explanation
Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-2 0 1-- RR CHC R. Santo J. Koosman -17% 50% Home Run; Cardenal Scores
b8 3-3 1 1-- NYM D. Hahn B. Locker 15% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive); Milner to 3B
b8 3-3 1 1-3 R NYM J. Grote B. Locker 14% 89% Single to P/Bunt; Hahn to 2B; Milner Scores
t4 2-3 2 -2- R CHC D. Kessinger J. Koosman -12% 53% Single to CF (Pop Fly); Hundley Scores
b2 2-2 2 -2- R NYM W. Garrett B. Hooton 12% 65% Double to RF (Line Drive); Harrelson Scores

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, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger J. Koosman 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Monday J. Koosman 1% 54% Lineout: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC B. Williams J. Koosman 1% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Burt Hooton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYM W. Garrett B. Hooton -2% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- NYM F. Millan B. Hooton 2% 55% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 1 1-- NYM R. Staub B. Hooton 7% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive); Millan to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 R NYM J. Milner B. Hooton 10% 71% Single to RF; Staub to 3B/Adv on E9; Millan Scores
b1 1-0 1 1-3 RO NYM C. Jones B. Hooton 2% 73% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Staub Scores/unER
b1 2-0 2 1-- O NYM D. Schneck B. Hooton -2% 71% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- CHC J. Cardenal J. Koosman -4% 67% Walk
t2 0-2 0 1-- RR CHC R. Santo J. Koosman -17% 50% Home Run; Cardenal Scores
t2 2-2 0 --- O CHC C. Fanzone J. Koosman 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 2-2 1 --- CHC P. Popovich J. Koosman -3% 50% Walk
t2 2-2 1 1-- O CHC R. Hundley J. Koosman 3% 53% Strikeout
t2 2-2 2 1-- CHC B. Hooton J. Koosman -2% 50% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Popovich to 2B
t2 2-2 2 12- O CHC D. Kessinger J. Koosman 4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Burt Hooton facing 7-8-9
b2 2-2 0 --- O NYM J. Grote B. Hooton -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b2 2-2 1 --- NYM B. Harrelson B. Hooton 3% 55% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b2 2-2 1 1-- O NYM J. Koosman B. Hooton -2% 53% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Harrelson to 2B
b2 2-2 2 -2- R NYM W. Garrett B. Hooton 12% 65% Double to RF (Line Drive); Harrelson Scores
b2 3-2 2 -2- O NYM F. Millan B. Hooton -3% 62% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 3.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 2-3-4
t3 2-3 0 --- O CHC R. Monday J. Koosman 3% 65% Popfly: 2B
t3 2-3 1 --- CHC B. Williams J. Koosman -3% 62% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t3 2-3 1 1-- CHC J. Cardenal J. Koosman -10% 51% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Williams to 3B
t3 2-3 1 -23 O CHC R. Santo J. Koosman 9% 61% Strikeout
t3 2-3 2 -23 O CHC C. Fanzone J. Koosman 7% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Burt Hooton facing 3-4-5
b3 3-2 0 --- NYM R. Staub B. Hooton 3% 71% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b3 3-2 0 1-- OO NYM J. Milner B. Hooton -6% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B unassisted
b3 3-2 2 --- O NYM C. Jones B. Hooton -1% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 3.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 7-8-9
t4 2-3 0 --- O CHC P. Popovich J. Koosman 3% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 2-3 1 --- CHC R. Hundley J. Koosman -3% 63% Walk
t4 2-3 1 1-- O CHC B. Hooton J. Koosman 2% 65% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Hundley to 2B
t4 2-3 2 -2- R CHC D. Kessinger J. Koosman -12% 53% Single to CF (Pop Fly); Hundley Scores
t4 3-3 2 1-- O CHC R. Monday J. Koosman 3% 56% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Mets 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Burt Hooton facing 6-7-8
b4 3-3 0 --- O NYM D. Schneck B. Hooton -3% 53% Strikeout
b4 3-3 1 --- NYM J. Grote B. Hooton 3% 56% Single to RF (Pop Fly)
b4 3-3 1 1-- NYM B. Harrelson B. Hooton 4% 60% Single to LF (Line Drive); Grote to 2B
b4 3-3 1 12- O NYM J. Koosman B. Hooton -3% 57% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Harrelson to 2B; Grote to 3B
b4 3-3 2 -23 O NYM W. Garrett B. Hooton -7% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Mets 3.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 3-3, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 3-4-5
t5 3-3 0 --- O CHC B. Williams J. Koosman 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 3-3 1 --- O CHC J. Cardenal J. Koosman 2% 55% Popfly: 3B
t5 3-3 2 --- CHC R. Santo J. Koosman -2% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 3-3 2 1-- CHC C. Fanzone J. Koosman -4% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive); Santo to 3B
t5 3-3 2 1-3 O CHC P. Popovich J. Koosman 7% 56% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Mets 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Burt Hooton facing 2-3-4
b5 3-3 0 --- O NYM F. Millan B. Hooton -3% 53% Flyball: RF
b5 3-3 1 --- O NYM R. Staub B. Hooton -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b5 3-3 2 --- O NYM J. Milner B. Hooton -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Mets 3.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 3-3, Mets' Harry Parker facing 8-9-1
Harry Parker replaces Jerry Koosman pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-3 0 --- CHC R. Hundley H. Parker -5% 45% Single to 3B/Bunt
t6 3-3 0 1-- O CHC B. Hooton H. Parker 5% 50% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-3 1 1-- O CHC D. Kessinger H. Parker 4% 54% Flyball: LF
t6 3-3 2 1-- O CHC R. Monday H. Parker 3% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Mets 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Burt Hooton facing 5-6-7
b6 3-3 0 --- O NYM C. Jones B. Hooton -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-3 1 --- O NYM D. Schneck B. Hooton -2% 52% Flyball: RF
b6 3-3 2 --- NYM J. Grote B. Hooton 2% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 3-3 2 1-- O NYM B. Harrelson B. Hooton -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Mets 3.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 3-3, Mets' Harry Parker facing 3-4-5
Don Hahn replaces Dave Schneck playing CF batting 6th
t7 3-3 0 --- O CHC B. Williams H. Parker 4% 54% Strikeout
t7 3-3 1 --- O CHC J. Cardenal H. Parker 3% 56% Popfly: 2B
t7 3-3 2 --- O CHC R. Santo H. Parker 2% 58% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Mets 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Burt Hooton facing 9-1-2
b7 3-3 0 --- O NYM H. Parker B. Hooton -4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 3-3 1 --- O NYM W. Garrett B. Hooton -3% 52% Strikeout
b7 3-3 2 --- NYM F. Millan B. Hooton 2% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b7 3-3 2 1-- O NYM R. Staub B. Hooton -4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Mets 3.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 3-3, Mets' Harry Parker facing 6-7-8
Gonzalo Marquez pinch hits for Carmen Fanzone (1B) batting 6th
t8 3-3 0 --- O CHC G. Marquez H. Parker 4% 54% Flyball: CF
t8 3-3 1 --- O CHC P. Popovich H. Parker 3% 58% Lineout: P
Tug McGraw replaces Harry Parker pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-3 2 --- CHC R. Hundley T. McGraw -2% 55% Walk
t8 3-3 2 1-- O CHC B. Hooton T. McGraw 5% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Mets 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Burt Hooton facing 4-5-6
Gonzalo Marquez moves from PH to 1B
b8 3-3 0 --- NYM J. Milner B. Hooton 6% 67% Walk
Bob Locker replaces Burt Hooton pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-3 0 1-- O NYM C. Jones B. Locker -6% 60% Strikeout
b8 3-3 1 1-- NYM D. Hahn B. Locker 15% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive); Milner to 3B
b8 3-3 1 1-3 R NYM J. Grote B. Locker 14% 89% Single to P/Bunt; Hahn to 2B; Milner Scores
b8 4-3 1 12- O NYM B. Harrelson B. Locker -2% 87% Flyball: CF
b8 4-3 2 12- NYM T. McGraw B. Locker 1% 89% Walk; Hahn to 3B; Grote to 2B
b8 4-3 2 123 O NYM W. Garrett B. Locker -4% 85% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 3, Mets 4.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Mets' Tug McGraw facing 1-2-3
t9 3-4 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger T. McGraw 7% 92% Popfly: 1B
Glenn Beckert pinch hits for Rick Monday (CF) batting 2nd
t9 3-4 1 --- O CHC G. Beckert T. McGraw 5% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 3-4 2 --- O CHC B. Williams T. McGraw 3% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Mets 4.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:NYN197309160
BackToBaseball.com Game Playback

  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

Box scores and play-by-play outputs produced by Sports Reference LLC. All Rights Reserved.