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Standings
WSH
@BOS
3
6
DET
@CLE
2
3
DET
@CLE
2
7
PHA
@NYY
6
9
CHW
@SLB
0
8
CHW
@SLB
10
5
NYG
@BRO
6
0
STL
@CHC
2
1
BSN
@PHI
3
4
 
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BSN
@PHI
2
1
CIN
@PIT
8
6
CIN
@PIT
12
2
Sunday, April 20, 1952,
, Shibe Park
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 1:57
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Braves
3
2-4
 Lost 1 
5th, 2½ GB
at Phillies
4
2-3
 Won 1 
7th, 3 GB
W: Robin Roberts (1-1)
L: Lew Burdette (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Braves          2  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0    3  8  0
Phillies        0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  2   1    4 11  1
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Boston Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Reed 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .350 .381 .350 .731 -0.005 1.11 0.110 -0.115 0.7 1 3
Sam Jethroe CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .208 .269 .500 .769 0.074 0.73 0.105 -0.031 0.6 4 0 2B,SB
Earl Torgeson 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .294 .538 .412 .950 -0.037 0.67 0.037 -0.073 -0.7 12 3 2B,GDP
Sid Gordon LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .143 .308 .333 .641 -0.053 0.54 0.000 -0.053 -0.8 1 0
Willard Marshall RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .269 .269 .615 .885 0.083 0.48 0.094 -0.011 0.7 2 0
Walker Cooper C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .357 .438 .571 1.009 -0.017 0.45 0.015 -0.032 -0.3 5 0
Eddie Mathews 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .150 .190 .300 .490 -0.110 1.10 0.000 -0.110 -1.0 0 0
Jack Cusick SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .176 .263 .176 .440 -0.074 0.75 0.015 -0.089 -0.6 2 9 CS
Vern Bickford P 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 0.039 0.61 0.068 -0.030 -0.3 2 0 2B
   Roy Hartsfield PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Lew Burdette P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 36 3 8 2 1 3 37 .222 .243 .306 .549 -0.100 0.73 0.444 -0.544 -1.6 29 15
2B: E Torgeson (2, off R Roberts); S Jethroe (1, off R Roberts); V Bickford (1, off R Roberts).
TB: W Marshall 2; V Bickford 2; S Jethroe 2; E Torgeson 2; B Reed 2; J Cusick.
GIDP: E Torgeson (2).
RBI: S Jethroe (5); W Marshall (5).
2-out RBI: W Marshall.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Reed-E Torgeson-J Cusick-W Cooper.
Baserunning
SB: S Jethroe (1, 3rd base off R Roberts/S Burgess).
CS: J Cusick (1, 2nd base by R Roberts/S Burgess).

Philadelphia Phillies

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Granny Hamner SS 5 0 3 1 0 0 5 .261 .261 .435 .696 0.065 1.18 0.157 -0.092 1.2 2 4 2B
Richie Ashburn CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .091 .130 .091 .221 -0.135 1.32 0.021 -0.156 -0.8 4 0
Willie Jones 3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .211 .348 .316 .664 -0.109 1.34 0.028 -0.137 -1.0 3 1
Del Ennis RF 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .227 .261 .318 .579 0.347 1.16 0.439 -0.092 0.4 7 0 3B
Jackie Mayo LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.063 0.96 0.019 -0.082 -0.5 3 0
Connie Ryan 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .300 .333 .500 .833 -0.085 0.83 0.000 -0.085 -0.6 1 1
Eddie Waitkus 1B 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .211 .211 .263 .474 0.150 0.85 0.161 -0.010 1.0 6 1 2B
Smoky Burgess C 3 2 1 2 1 0 4 .300 .364 .800 1.164 0.461 1.65 0.542 -0.082 1.7 3 1 HR
Robin Roberts P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.230 1.64 0.000 -0.230 -1.7 1 0
Team Totals 39 4 11 4 1 3 40 .282 .300 .462 .762 0.401 1.22 1.367 -0.966 -0.3 30 8
2B: G Hamner (1, off V Bickford); E Waitkus (1, off V Bickford).
3B: D Ennis (1, off L Burdette).
HR: S Burgess (1, off V Bickford, 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: E Waitkus 4; G Hamner 4; S Burgess 4; D Ennis 3; W Jones; J Mayo; R Ashburn.
RBI: S Burgess 2 (4); D Ennis (1); G Hamner (4).
2-out RBI: S Burgess 2; G Hamner; D Ennis.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Ryan-G Hamner-E Waitkus.
E: R Ashburn (1).

Boston Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vern Bickford 9 9 3 3 1 3 1 3.00 36 59 -0.030 1.15 1.2
Lew Burdette, L (1-1) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.59 4 0 0 -0.370 1.88 -0.9
Team Totals 9.2 11 4 4 1 3 1 3.72 40 59 0 0 -0.400 1.22 0.3

Philadelphia Phillies

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Robin Roberts, W (1-1) 10 8 3 3 1 3 0 4.00 37 66 0.100 0.73 1.6
Team Totals 10 8 3 3 1 3 0 2.70 37 66 0.100 0.73 1.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Goetz, 1B - Lou Jorda, 2B - Frank Dascoli, 3B - Frank Secory.
Time of Game: 1:57.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Braves         Philadelphia Phillies
1 Billy Reed 2B 1 Granny Hamner SS
2 Sam Jethroe CF 2 Richie Ashburn CF
3 Earl Torgeson 1B 3 Willie Jones 3B
4 Sid Gordon LF 4 Del Ennis RF
5 Willard Marshall RF 5 Jackie Mayo LF
6 Walker Cooper C 6 Connie Ryan 2B
7 Eddie Mathews 3B 7 Eddie Waitkus 1B
8 Jack Cusick SS 8 Smoky Burgess C
9 Vern Bickford P 9 Robin Roberts P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-3 2 1-- RR PHI S. Burgess V. Bickford 49% 53% Home Run; Waitkus Scores
b10 3-3 2 1-- R PHI D. Ennis L. Burdette 44% 100% Triple to RF (Deep RF); Jones Scores
b5 0-3 0 12- OO PHI R. Roberts V. Bickford -14% 15% Double Play: Groundout: 2B-1B; Waitkus out at Hm/1B-SS-C; Burgess to 2B
t10 3-3 2 -2- O BSN B. Reed R. Roberts 10% 63% Lineout: CF
t1 0-0 0 --- BSN B. Reed R. Roberts -9% 41% Single to CF; Reed to 3B/Adv on E8

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, Phillies' Robin Roberts facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BSN B. Reed R. Roberts -9% 41% Single to CF; Reed to 3B/Adv on E8
t1 0-0 0 --3 RO BSN S. Jethroe R. Roberts 1% 42% Flyball: RF; Reed Scores
t1 1-0 1 --- BSN E. Torgeson R. Roberts -4% 38% Double to CF
t1 1-0 1 -2- O BSN S. Gordon R. Roberts 3% 41% Flyball: RF; Torgeson to 3B
t1 1-0 2 --3 R BSN W. Marshall R. Roberts -9% 32% Single to RF; Torgeson Scores
t1 2-0 2 1-- BSN W. Cooper R. Roberts -1% 31% Walk; Marshall to 2B
t1 2-0 2 12- O BSN E. Mathews R. Roberts 3% 34% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Phillies 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Phillies Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- PHI G. Hamner V. Bickford 6% 40% Double to RF
b1 0-2 0 -2- O PHI R. Ashburn V. Bickford -4% 36% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-2 1 -2- O PHI W. Jones V. Bickford -4% 32% Flyball: CF
b1 0-2 2 -2- O PHI D. Ennis V. Bickford -3% 29% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Phillies 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Phillies' Robin Roberts facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- O BSN J. Cusick R. Roberts 2% 31% Flyball: RF
t2 2-0 1 --- O BSN V. Bickford R. Roberts 1% 32% Strikeout
t2 2-0 2 --- O BSN B. Reed R. Roberts 1% 33% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Phillies 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Phillies Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- O PHI J. Mayo V. Bickford -2% 30% Flyball: CF
b2 0-2 1 --- O PHI C. Ryan V. Bickford -2% 29% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- O PHI E. Waitkus V. Bickford -1% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Phillies 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Phillies' Robin Roberts facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- BSN S. Jethroe R. Roberts -5% 23% Double (CF-RF)
t3 2-0 0 -2- O BSN E. Torgeson R. Roberts 3% 26% Flyball: LF
t3 2-0 1 -2- R BSN S. Gordon R. Roberts -6% 20% Jethroe Steals 3B; Jethroe Scores
t3 3-0 1 --- O BSN S. Gordon R. Roberts 1% 21% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 3-0 2 --- O BSN W. Marshall R. Roberts 1% 22% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Phillies 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Phillies Batting, Behind 0-3, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- O PHI S. Burgess V. Bickford -2% 19% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 0-3 1 --- O PHI R. Roberts V. Bickford -1% 18% Strikeout
b3 0-3 2 --- PHI G. Hamner V. Bickford 1% 19% Single
b3 0-3 2 1-- PHI R. Ashburn V. Bickford 2% 21% Single; Hamner to 2B
b3 0-3 2 12- O PHI W. Jones V. Bickford -4% 17% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 3, Phillies 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-0, Phillies' Robin Roberts facing 6-7-8
t4 3-0 0 --- O BSN W. Cooper R. Roberts 1% 18% Strikeout
t4 3-0 1 --- O BSN E. Mathews R. Roberts 1% 19% Flyball: CF
t4 3-0 2 --- O BSN J. Cusick R. Roberts 1% 20% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Phillies 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Phillies Batting, Behind 0-3, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 4-5-6
b4 0-3 0 --- O PHI D. Ennis V. Bickford -2% 17% Flyball: RF
b4 0-3 1 --- O PHI J. Mayo V. Bickford -2% 16% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 0-3 2 --- O PHI C. Ryan V. Bickford -1% 15% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Phillies 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-0, Phillies' Robin Roberts facing 9-1-2
t5 3-0 0 --- O BSN V. Bickford R. Roberts 1% 16% Flyball: RF
t5 3-0 1 --- O BSN B. Reed R. Roberts 1% 17% Foul Flyball: 3B
t5 3-0 2 --- O BSN S. Jethroe R. Roberts 1% 17% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Phillies 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Phillies Batting, Behind 0-3, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 7-8-9
b5 0-3 0 --- PHI E. Waitkus V. Bickford 7% 24% Double
b5 0-3 0 -2- PHI S. Burgess V. Bickford 5% 29% Walk
b5 0-3 0 12- OO PHI R. Roberts V. Bickford -14% 15% Double Play: Groundout: 2B-1B; Waitkus out at Hm/1B-SS-C; Burgess to 2B
b5 0-3 2 -2- R PHI G. Hamner V. Bickford 8% 24% Single; Burgess Scores
b5 1-3 2 1-- O PHI R. Ashburn V. Bickford -3% 21% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Phillies 1.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Phillies' Robin Roberts facing 3-4-5
t6 3-1 0 --- O BSN E. Torgeson R. Roberts 2% 22% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t6 3-1 1 --- O BSN S. Gordon R. Roberts 1% 23% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 3-1 2 --- BSN W. Marshall R. Roberts -1% 22% Single
t6 3-1 2 1-- O BSN W. Cooper R. Roberts 2% 24% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Phillies 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Phillies Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 3-4-5
b6 1-3 0 --- O PHI W. Jones V. Bickford -3% 21% Flyball: CF
b6 1-3 1 --- O PHI D. Ennis V. Bickford -2% 18% Lineout: SS
b6 1-3 2 --- PHI J. Mayo V. Bickford 2% 20% Single
b6 1-3 2 1-- O PHI C. Ryan V. Bickford -3% 17% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Phillies 1.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Phillies' Robin Roberts facing 7-8-9
t7 3-1 0 --- O BSN E. Mathews R. Roberts 1% 18% Flyball: CF
t7 3-1 1 --- BSN J. Cusick R. Roberts -2% 17% Single
t7 3-1 1 1-- O BSN V. Bickford R. Roberts 3% 19% Cusick Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t7 3-1 2 --- O BSN V. Bickford R. Roberts 1% 20% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Phillies 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Phillies Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 7-8-9
b7 1-3 0 --- PHI E. Waitkus V. Bickford 7% 27% Single
b7 1-3 0 1-- O PHI S. Burgess V. Bickford -6% 21% Flyball: LF
b7 1-3 1 1-- O PHI R. Roberts V. Bickford -5% 16% Flyball: SS
b7 1-3 2 1-- O PHI G. Hamner V. Bickford -4% 12% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Phillies 1.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Phillies' Robin Roberts facing 1-2-3
t8 3-1 0 --- BSN B. Reed R. Roberts -2% 11% Single
t8 3-1 0 1-- O BSN S. Jethroe R. Roberts 2% 12% Flyball: RF
t8 3-1 1 1-- OO BSN E. Torgeson R. Roberts 3% 15% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Phillies 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Phillies Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 2-3-4
b8 1-3 0 --- O PHI R. Ashburn V. Bickford -4% 11% Strikeout
b8 1-3 1 --- O PHI W. Jones V. Bickford -3% 8% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-3 2 --- O PHI D. Ennis V. Bickford -2% 7% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Phillies 1.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Phillies' Robin Roberts facing 4-5-6
t9 3-1 0 --- O BSN S. Gordon R. Roberts 1% 7% Flyball: 2B
t9 3-1 1 --- O BSN W. Marshall R. Roberts 0% 8% Flyball: CF
t9 3-1 2 --- O BSN W. Cooper R. Roberts 0% 8% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Phillies 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Phillies Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 5-6-7
b9 1-3 0 --- O PHI J. Mayo V. Bickford -4% 4% Strikeout
b9 1-3 1 --- O PHI C. Ryan V. Bickford -3% 1% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 1-3 2 --- PHI E. Waitkus V. Bickford 3% 4% Single to LF
b9 1-3 2 1-- RR PHI S. Burgess V. Bickford 49% 53% Home Run; Waitkus Scores
b9 3-3 2 --- O PHI R. Roberts V. Bickford -3% 50% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Phillies 3.
Top of the 10th, Braves Batting, Tied 3-3, Phillies' Robin Roberts facing 7-8-9
t10 3-3 0 --- O BSN E. Mathews R. Roberts 6% 56% Strikeout
t10 3-3 1 --- O BSN J. Cusick R. Roberts 4% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
t10 3-3 2 --- BSN V. Bickford R. Roberts -7% 53% Double to RF
Roy Hartsfield pinch runs for Vern Bickford (P) batting 9th
t10 3-3 2 -2- O BSN B. Reed R. Roberts 10% 63% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Phillies 3.
Bottom of the 10th, Phillies Batting, Tied 3-3, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 1-2-3
Lew Burdette replaces Roy Hartsfield (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b10 3-3 0 --- O PHI G. Hamner L. Burdette -6% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
b10 3-3 1 --- O PHI R. Ashburn L. Burdette -4% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b10 3-3 2 --- PHI W. Jones L. Burdette 3% 56% Single to CF
b10 3-3 2 1-- R PHI D. Ennis L. Burdette 44% 100% Triple to RF (Deep RF); Jones Scores
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Phillies 4.

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