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Scores
Standings
BOS
@CHW
13
10
BOS
@CHW
5
8
PHA
@CLE
3
6
WSH
@DET
10
2
NYY
@SLB
9
0
NYY
@SLB
4
3
CHC
@BRO
4
2
CIN
@BSN
12
3
STL
@NYG
5
3
PIT
@PHI
3
8
Tuesday, July 18, 1939,
, Shibe Park
Attendance: 6,000, Time of Game: 2:05
Pirates
3
37-38
 Lost 1 
6th, 10 GB
at Phillies
8
24-49
 Won 1 
8th, 22 GB
W: Syl Johnson (6-3)
L: Bill Swift (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   2  0  0   0  1  0    3  8  3
Phillies        3  1  1   0  1  2   0  0  X    8 13  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lloyd Waner CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .284 .322 .332 .654 -0.034 0.48 0.009 -0.042 -0.6 3 0
Arky Vaughan SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .299 .381 .412 .793 -0.003 0.40 0.024 -0.027 -0.4 0 1
Fern Bell LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .299 .408 .415 .823 -0.004 0.58 0.042 -0.046 0.3 1 0 HR
Chuck Klein RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .308 .390 .545 .935 -0.016 0.46 0.022 -0.038 0.8 4 0 HR
Elbie Fletcher 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .256 .347 .333 .680 0.015 0.53 0.056 -0.042 0.3 7 1 HR
Lee Handley 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .295 .348 .381 .730 -0.014 0.40 0.014 -0.028 -0.2 0 1
Bill Brubaker 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .251 .316 .403 .719 -0.020 0.46 0.019 -0.039 -0.5 1 2 2B
Ray Berres C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .210 .260 .235 .495 -0.043 0.80 0.000 -0.043 -0.5 4 0
   Paul Waner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .294 .346 .378 .724 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
   Ray Mueller C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .265 .313 .577 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
   Joe Bowman PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .372 .413 .535 .948 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.1
Bill Swift P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .409 .278 .687 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rip Sewell P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .265 .306 .353 .658 -0.032 0.65 0.000 -0.032 -0.4 0 3
   Ken Heintzelman P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0.007 0.10 0.007 0.000 0.4 2 0 2B
   Gus Suhr PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286 .364 .369 .733 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Team Totals 35 3 8 3 1 4 36 .229 .250 .543 .793 -0.151 0.46 0.193 -0.344 -1.2 24 8
2B: B Brubaker (18, off S Johnson); K Heintzelman (1, off S Johnson).
HR: F Bell (2, off S Johnson, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs); E Fletcher (2, off S Johnson, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out); C Klein (6, off S Johnson, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: E Fletcher 4; F Bell 4; C Klein 4; K Heintzelman 2; B Brubaker 2; L Handley; L Waner; A Vaughan.
RBI: E Fletcher (23); F Bell (24); C Klein (33).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
E: B Brubaker (20); A Vaughan (20); L Handley (12).

Philadelphia Phillies

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jack Bolling 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .321 .350 .397 .747 -0.041 0.42 0.008 -0.049 -0.6 9 1
Hersh Martin CF 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .311 .378 .423 .802 0.121 0.39 0.135 -0.013 1.2 2 0 3B
Gibby Brack RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 5 .290 .337 .465 .802 0.009 0.47 0.030 -0.021 -0.2 3 0 SF
Morrie Arnovich LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 5 .379 .450 .491 .942 0.010 0.25 0.019 -0.009 0.2 1 0 SH
Pinky May 3B 4 3 2 2 1 0 5 .310 .367 .400 .767 0.109 0.38 0.128 -0.019 1.6 0 0 2B
Roy Hughes 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 5 .182 .250 .205 .455 0.087 0.37 0.095 -0.008 0.7 3 4 SB,SH
George Scharein SS 4 0 2 2 0 1 4 .267 .296 .331 .627 0.020 0.36 0.049 -0.028 1.4 1 2 2B
Spud Davis C 2 1 1 1 2 0 4 .273 .365 .318 .683 0.057 0.28 0.059 -0.002 1.1 6 0
Syl Johnson P 3 0 0 0 0 3 4 .059 .158 .059 .217 -0.023 0.34 0.000 -0.023 -1.1 1 0 SH
Team Totals 34 8 13 8 4 4 42 .382 .447 .500 .947 0.349 0.36 0.523 -0.172 4.2 * 7
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: P May (17, off B Swift); G Scharein (6, off R Sewell).
3B: H Martin (2, off B Swift).
SF: G Brack (0, off B Swift).
SH: S Johnson (2, off R Sewell); R Hughes (2, off R Sewell); M Arnovich (4, off R Sewell).
TB: H Martin 5; P May 3; G Scharein 3; R Hughes 2; S Davis; G Brack; J Bolling; M Arnovich.
RBI: P May 2 (40); G Scharein 2 (21); S Davis (10); H Martin (15); G Brack (27); R Hughes (3).
2-out RBI: G Scharein 2; P May; H Martin; R Hughes.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Baserunning
SB: R Hughes (1, 2nd base off R Sewell/R Berres).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Swift, L (2-2) 0.2 4 3 3 0 0 0 3.10 6 32 -0.256 0.79 -2.7
Rip Sewell 5 9 5 5 3 3 0 4.26 28 1 0 -0.098 0.37 -2.7
Ken Heintzelman 2.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 10.45 8 1 0 0.004 0.03 1.2
Team Totals 8 13 8 8 4 4 0 9.00 42 32 2 0 -0.350 0.36 -4.2

Philadelphia Phillies

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Syl Johnson, W (6-3) 9 8 3 3 1 4 3 3.38 36 62 0.150 0.46 1.2
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 1 4 3 3.00 36 62 0.150 0.46 1.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Goetz, 1B - Bick Campbell, 2B - (none), 3B - Dolly Stark.
Time of Game: 2:05.
Attendance: 6,000.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Philadelphia Phillies
1 Lloyd Waner CF 1 Jack Bolling 1B
2 Arky Vaughan SS 2 Hersh Martin CF
3 Fern Bell LF 3 Gibby Brack RF
4 Chuck Klein RF 4 Morrie Arnovich LF
5 Elbie Fletcher 1B 5 Pinky May 3B
6 Lee Handley 3B 6 Roy Hughes 2B
7 Bill Brubaker 2B 7 George Scharein SS
8 Ray Berres C 8 Spud Davis C
9 Bill Swift P 9 Syl Johnson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 1-0 2 1-- R PHI P. May B. Swift 10% 73% Double; Arnovich Scores
b1 2-0 2 -2- R PHI R. Hughes B. Swift 7% 80% Single; May Scores
b1 0-0 1 --- PHI H. Martin B. Swift 7% 59% Triple
t4 1-5 1 --- R PIT E. Fletcher S. Johnson -6% 85% Home Run
b2 3-0 2 -2- R PHI H. Martin R. Sewell 5% 88% Single; Davis Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Phillies' Syl Johnson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT L. Waner S. Johnson 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- PIT A. Vaughan S. Johnson -2% 50% Single
t1 0-0 1 1-- O PIT F. Bell S. Johnson 3% 52% Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 2 1-- O PIT C. Klein S. Johnson 2% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Phillies Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bill Swift facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PHI J. Bolling B. Swift -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- PHI H. Martin B. Swift 7% 59% Triple
b1 0-0 1 --3 RO PHI G. Brack B. Swift 2% 62% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Martin Scores
b1 1-0 2 --- PHI M. Arnovich B. Swift 1% 63% Single
b1 1-0 2 1-- R PHI P. May B. Swift 10% 73% Double; Arnovich Scores
b1 2-0 2 -2- R PHI R. Hughes B. Swift 7% 80% Single; May Scores
Rip Sewell replaces Bill Swift pitching and batting 9th
b1 3-0 2 1-- O PHI G. Scharein R. Sewell -1% 79% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 3.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Phillies' Syl Johnson facing 5-6-7
t2 0-3 0 --- O PIT E. Fletcher S. Johnson 2% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-3 1 --- O PIT L. Handley S. Johnson 1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-3 2 --- O PIT B. Brubaker S. Johnson 1% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Phillies Batting, Ahead 3-0, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 8-9-1
b2 3-0 0 --- PHI S. Davis R. Sewell 2% 85% Walk
b2 3-0 0 1-- O PHI S. Johnson R. Sewell -1% 84% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Davis to 2B
b2 3-0 1 -2- O PHI J. Bolling R. Sewell -2% 82% Flyball: 1B
b2 3-0 2 -2- R PHI H. Martin R. Sewell 5% 88% Single; Davis Scores
b2 4-0 2 1-- O PHI G. Brack R. Sewell -1% 87% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 4.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Phillies' Syl Johnson facing 8-9-1
t3 0-4 0 --- O PIT R. Berres S. Johnson 2% 89% Flyball: 2B
t3 0-4 1 --- O PIT R. Sewell S. Johnson 1% 90% Flyball: SS
t3 0-4 2 --- PIT L. Waner S. Johnson -1% 89% Single
t3 0-4 2 1-- O PIT A. Vaughan S. Johnson 1% 90% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Phillies Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 4-5-6
b3 4-0 0 --- O PHI M. Arnovich R. Sewell -1% 90% Flyball: CF
b3 4-0 1 --- PHI P. May R. Sewell 1% 90% Walk
b3 4-0 1 1-- O PHI R. Hughes R. Sewell -0% 90% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; May to 2B
b3 4-0 2 -2- R PHI G. Scharein R. Sewell 4% 94% Single; May Scores
b3 5-0 2 1-- PHI S. Davis R. Sewell 0% 94% Walk; Scharein to 2B
b3 5-0 2 12- O PHI S. Johnson R. Sewell -1% 93% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 5.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Phillies' Syl Johnson facing 3-4-5
t4 0-5 0 --- R PIT F. Bell S. Johnson -4% 89% Home Run
t4 1-5 0 --- O PIT C. Klein S. Johnson 2% 90% Flyball: RF
t4 1-5 1 --- R PIT E. Fletcher S. Johnson -6% 85% Home Run
t4 2-5 1 --- O PIT L. Handley S. Johnson 1% 86% Flyball: 2B
t4 2-5 2 --- PIT B. Brubaker S. Johnson -2% 84% Double
t4 2-5 2 -2- O PIT R. Berres S. Johnson 3% 87% Flyball: C
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 5-2, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 1-2-3
b4 5-2 0 --- O PHI J. Bolling R. Sewell -1% 86% Flyball: CF
b4 5-2 1 --- PHI H. Martin R. Sewell 1% 87% Single
b4 5-2 1 1-- O PHI G. Brack R. Sewell -1% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 5-2 2 1-- PHI M. Arnovich R. Sewell 1% 87% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Brack to 2B
b4 5-2 2 12- O PHI P. May R. Sewell -2% 85% Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 5.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-5, Phillies' Syl Johnson facing 9-1-2
t5 2-5 0 --- O PIT R. Sewell S. Johnson 2% 87% Flyball: 2B
t5 2-5 1 --- O PIT L. Waner S. Johnson 1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-5 2 --- O PIT A. Vaughan S. Johnson 1% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 5-2, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 6-7-8
b5 5-2 0 --- PHI R. Hughes R. Sewell 1% 91% Single
b5 5-2 0 1-- PHI G. Scharein R. Sewell 1% 92% Hughes Steals 2B
b5 5-2 0 -2- O PHI G. Scharein R. Sewell -2% 90% Strikeout
b5 5-2 1 -2- R PHI S. Davis R. Sewell 4% 94% Single; Hughes Scores
b5 6-2 1 1-- O PHI S. Johnson R. Sewell -1% 93% Strikeout
b5 6-2 2 1-- PHI J. Bolling R. Sewell 1% 94% Single; Davis to 3B/Adv on E4; Bolling to 2B
b5 6-2 2 -23 O PHI H. Martin R. Sewell -1% 93% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 6.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-6, Phillies' Syl Johnson facing 3-4-5
t6 2-6 0 --- O PIT F. Bell S. Johnson 2% 94% Flyball: RF
t6 2-6 1 --- PIT C. Klein S. Johnson -2% 92% Walk
t6 2-6 1 1-- O PIT E. Fletcher S. Johnson 2% 94% Flyball: LF
t6 2-6 2 1-- PIT L. Handley S. Johnson -1% 93% Single; Klein to 2B
t6 2-6 2 12- O PIT B. Brubaker S. Johnson 3% 96% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 6-2, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 3-4-5
b6 6-2 0 --- PHI G. Brack R. Sewell 0% 96% E5 on Foul Ball
b6 6-2 0 --- PHI G. Brack R. Sewell 1% 96% Single
b6 6-2 0 1-- O PHI M. Arnovich R. Sewell -0% 96% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Brack to 2B
b6 6-2 1 -2- R PHI P. May R. Sewell 2% 98% Single; Brack Scores
b6 7-2 1 1-- O PHI R. Hughes R. Sewell -0% 98% Flyball: RF
b6 7-2 2 1-- R PHI G. Scharein R. Sewell 1% 99% Double; May Scores
Ken Heintzelman replaces Rip Sewell pitching and batting 9th
b6 8-2 2 -2- O PHI S. Davis K. Heintzelman -0% 99% Flyball: 1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 8.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-8, Phillies' Syl Johnson facing 8-9-1
Paul Waner pinch hits for Ray Berres (C) batting 8th
t7 2-8 0 --- O PIT P. Waner S. Johnson 0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 2-8 1 --- PIT K. Heintzelman S. Johnson -1% 98% Double
t7 2-8 1 -2- O PIT L. Waner S. Johnson 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-8 2 -2- O PIT A. Vaughan S. Johnson 0% 99% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 8-2, Pirates' Ken Heintzelman facing 9-1-2
Ray Mueller replaces Paul Waner (PH) playing C batting 8th
b7 8-2 0 --- O PHI S. Johnson K. Heintzelman -0% 99% Strikeout
b7 8-2 1 --- O PHI J. Bolling K. Heintzelman -0% 99% Flyball: C
b7 8-2 2 --- O PHI H. Martin K. Heintzelman -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 8.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-8, Phillies' Syl Johnson facing 3-4-5
t8 2-8 0 --- O PIT F. Bell S. Johnson 0% 100% Flyball: 1B
t8 2-8 1 --- R PIT C. Klein S. Johnson -0% 99% Home Run
t8 3-8 1 --- O PIT E. Fletcher S. Johnson 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-8 2 --- O PIT L. Handley S. Johnson 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Phillies 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 8-3, Pirates' Ken Heintzelman facing 3-4-5
b8 8-3 0 --- O PHI G. Brack K. Heintzelman -0% 100% Flyball: 1B
b8 8-3 1 --- PHI M. Arnovich K. Heintzelman 0% 100% Walk
b8 8-3 1 1-- O PHI P. May K. Heintzelman -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B; Arnovich to 2B
b8 8-3 2 -2- O PHI R. Hughes K. Heintzelman -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-2B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Phillies 8.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-8, Phillies' Syl Johnson facing 7-8-9
t9 3-8 0 --- O PIT B. Brubaker S. Johnson 0% 100% Flyball: C
Joe Bowman pinch hits for Ray Mueller (C) batting 8th
t9 3-8 1 --- O PIT J. Bowman S. Johnson 0% 100% Strikeout
Gus Suhr pinch hits for Ken Heintzelman (P) batting 9th
t9 3-8 2 --- O PIT G. Suhr S. Johnson 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Phillies 8.

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