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@BAL
0
3
DET
@CLE
6
4
 
(15)
CHW
@KCA
12
1
BOS
@NYY
2
12
NYG
@BRO
3
1
CIN
@CHC
2
0
PIT
@PHI
0
3
PIT
@PHI
2
11
MLN
@STL
2
6
Tuesday, August 14, 1956,
, Connie Mack Stadium
Attendance: 32,873, Time of Game: 2:26
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Pirates
2
48-63
 Lost 2 
6th, 19 GB
at Phillies
11
54-55
 Won 2 
5th, 12 GB
W: Curt Simmons (10-6)
L: Red Munger (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  1   0  0  0   1  0  0    2  6  2
Phillies        1  8  0   0  0  0   1  1  X   11 16  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Virdon CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .303 .780 -0.027 0.36 0.000 -0.027 -0.8 2 0
   Eddie O'Brien CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .606 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0
Dick Groat SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .646 -0.020 0.20 0.000 -0.020 -0.7 1 0
Lee Walls LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 .276 .788 -0.010 0.13 0.002 -0.012 -0.1 3 0
Roberto Clemente RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .291 .736 -0.026 0.29 0.002 -0.028 -0.8 1 0 GDP
Frank Thomas 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .302 .831 -0.016 0.20 0.002 -0.019 -0.1 4 1
Jack Shepard C 4 0 1 1 0 0 .225 .655 -0.006 0.15 0.007 -0.013 0.8 6 0 2B
Dale Long 1B 3 1 2 0 0 0 .275 .853 0.021 0.14 0.021 0.000 1.6 5 0 2B
Bill Mazeroski 2B 2 0 1 0 0 1 .195 .472 -0.010 0.22 0.005 -0.015 -0.4 2 1 SH
Red Munger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .120 .345 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Cholly Naranjo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .750 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Red Swanson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Johnny O'Brien PH-P 2 0 0 1 0 0 .175 .399 -0.017 0.18 0.000 -0.017 -1.4 0 0 SF,GDP
   Dick Hall P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .819 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 30 2 6 2 1 4 .200 .485 -0.112 0.20 0.039 -0.152 -2.2 24 3
2B: J Shepard (11, off C Simmons); D Long (17, off C Simmons).
SF: J O'Brien (1, off C Simmons).
SH: B Mazeroski (1, off C Simmons).
TB: D Long 3; J Shepard 2; F Thomas; B Mazeroski; R Clemente.
GIDP: J O'Brien (2); R Clemente (8).
RBI: J O'Brien (3); J Shepard (22).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
E: J O'Brien (7); D Long (16).

Philadelphia Phillies

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Richie Ashburn CF 5 1 2 2 0 1 .300 .757 0.043 0.47 0.066 -0.024 0.8 2 0 2B
Marv Blaylock 1B 5 1 0 1 0 1 .271 .733 0.046 0.40 0.063 -0.017 0.1 13 0
Stan Lopata C 4 2 2 2 1 0 .287 .977 0.088 0.28 0.088 0.000 1.8 4 0 3B,2B
Del Ennis LF 2 1 2 1 0 0 .254 .717 0.042 0.57 0.042 0.000 1.2 0 0 3B
   Jim Greengrass LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 .238 .709 -0.002 0.02 0.000 -0.002 -0.1 1 0
Elmer Valo RF 4 1 2 2 1 0 .298 .853 0.119 0.38 0.120 0.000 1.2 2 0
Willie Jones 3B 4 1 1 0 1 0 .279 .818 -0.040 0.34 0.003 -0.043 -0.3 0 7
Granny Hamner SS 5 0 2 1 0 1 .235 .637 -0.015 0.18 0.005 -0.020 1.1 3 4
Ted Kazanski 2B 4 2 2 1 0 1 .215 .517 0.025 0.16 0.025 0.000 0.3 2 2 SF
Curt Simmons P 4 1 2 1 0 0 .229 .580 0.082 0.24 0.082 0.000 1.1 0 0 2B,SH
Team Totals 40 11 16 11 3 5 .400 1.007 0.388 0.30 0.494 -0.106 7.3 27 13
2B: C Simmons (3, off R Munger); R Ashburn (19, off D Hall); S Lopata (30, off J O'Brien).
3B: D Ennis (3, off C Naranjo); S Lopata (6, off R Munger).
SF: T Kazanski (3, off R Swanson).
SH: C Simmons (2, off D Hall).
TB: S Lopata 5; D Ennis 4; C Simmons 3; R Ashburn 3; E Valo 2; T Kazanski 2; G Hamner 2; W Jones; J Greengrass.
RBI: E Valo 2 (26); R Ashburn 2 (41); S Lopata 2 (75); D Ennis (69); C Simmons (5); G Hamner (36); M Blaylock (38); T Kazanski (32).
2-out RBI: E Valo; C Simmons.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 9 for 19.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Kazanski-G Hamner-M Blaylock; W Jones-T Kazanski-M Blaylock.
E: T Kazanski (10).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Red Munger, L (3-3) 1.1 6 6 5 1 2 0 4.15 12 21 -0.344 0.99 -5.0
Cholly Naranjo 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 6.05 3 1 1 -0.035 0.22 -2.0
Red Swanson 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 10.03 4 2 2 -0.013 0.14 -1.1
Johnny O'Brien 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.21 15 0 0 0.005 0.03 1.9
Dick Hall 2 5 2 2 0 1 0 7.07 11 0 0 -0.001 0.00 -1.1
Team Totals 8 16 11 8 3 5 0 9.00 45 21 3 3 -0.388 0.30 -7.3
C Naranjo faced 3 batters in the 2nd inning.

Philadelphia Phillies

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Curt Simmons, W (10-6) 9 6 2 2 1 4 0 2.90 33 70 0.113 0.20 2.2
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 1 4 0 2.00 33 70 0.113 0.20 2.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Babe Pinelli, 1B - Hal Dixon, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Tom Gorman.
Time of Game: 2:26.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Philadelphia Phillies
1 Bill Virdon CF 1 Richie Ashburn CF
2 Dick Groat SS 2 Marv Blaylock 1B
3 Lee Walls LF 3 Stan Lopata C
4 Roberto Clemente RF 4 Del Ennis LF
5 Frank Thomas 3B 5 Elmer Valo RF
6 Jack Shepard C 6 Willie Jones 3B
7 Dale Long 1B 7 Granny Hamner SS
8 Bill Mazeroski 2B 8 Ted Kazanski 2B
9 Red Munger P 9 Curt Simmons P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 12- R PHI E. Valo R. Munger 11% 65% Single to RF; Lopata Scores; Ennis to 3B
b2 1-0 1 1-- PHI C. Simmons R. Munger 8% 74% Double to CF; Kazanski to 3B
b2 3-0 1 1-3 RR PHI S. Lopata R. Munger 7% 94% Triple (LF-CF); Ashburn Scores/unER; Blaylock Scores
b2 1-0 1 -23 R PHI R. Ashburn R. Munger 7% 80% Single to 2B; Kazanski Scores; Simmons to 3B
b2 2-0 1 1-3 R PHI M. Blaylock R. Munger 6% 87% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Simmons Scores; Ashburn to 3B; Blaylock to 1B

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' Curt Simmons facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Virdon C. Simmons 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT D. Groat C. Simmons 1% 54% Lineout: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT L. Walls C. Simmons 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Phillies Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Red Munger facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PHI R. Ashburn R. Munger -2% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O PHI M. Blaylock R. Munger -1% 51% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- PHI S. Lopata R. Munger 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- PHI D. Ennis R. Munger 2% 54% Single to LF; Lopata to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- R PHI E. Valo R. Munger 11% 65% Single to RF; Lopata Scores; Ennis to 3B
b1 1-0 2 1-3 O PHI W. Jones R. Munger -4% 61% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O PIT R. Clemente C. Simmons 2% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- O PIT F. Thomas C. Simmons 2% 65% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 2 --- O PIT J. Shepard C. Simmons 1% 66% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Phillies Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Red Munger facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O PHI G. Hamner R. Munger -2% 64% Flyball: CF
b2 1-0 1 --- PHI T. Kazanski R. Munger 2% 66% Single to LF
b2 1-0 1 1-- PHI C. Simmons R. Munger 8% 74% Double to CF; Kazanski to 3B
b2 1-0 1 -23 R PHI R. Ashburn R. Munger 7% 80% Single to 2B; Kazanski Scores; Simmons to 3B
b2 2-0 1 1-3 R PHI M. Blaylock R. Munger 6% 87% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Simmons Scores; Ashburn to 3B; Blaylock to 1B
b2 3-0 1 1-3 RR PHI S. Lopata R. Munger 7% 94% Triple (LF-CF); Ashburn Scores/unER; Blaylock Scores
Cholly Naranjo replaces Red Munger pitching and batting 9th
b2 5-0 1 --3 R PHI D. Ennis C. Naranjo 2% 96% Triple to CF; Lopata Scores
b2 6-0 1 --3 R PHI E. Valo C. Naranjo 1% 97% Single to RF; Ennis Scores
b2 7-0 1 1-- PHI W. Jones C. Naranjo 0% 98% Walk; Valo to 2B
Red Swanson replaces Cholly Naranjo pitching and batting 9th
b2 7-0 1 12- PHI G. Hamner R. Swanson 1% 98% Single to CF; Valo to 3B; Jones to 2B
b2 7-0 1 123 RO PHI T. Kazanski R. Swanson 0% 98% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Valo Scores/unER
b2 8-0 2 12- R PHI C. Simmons R. Swanson 1% 99% Single to CF; Jones Scores/unER; Hamner to 2B
b2 9-0 2 12- O PHI R. Ashburn R. Swanson -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
8 runs, 8 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 9.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-9, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 7-8-9
Jim Greengrass replaces Del Ennis playing LF batting 4th
t3 0-9 0 --- PIT D. Long C. Simmons -1% 98% Double to CF
t3 0-9 0 -2- O PIT B. Mazeroski C. Simmons 0% 99% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Long to 3B
Johnny O'Brien pinch hits for Red Swanson (P) batting 9th
t3 0-9 1 --3 RO PIT J. O'Brien C. Simmons 0% 99% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Long Scores
t3 1-9 2 --- O PIT B. Virdon C. Simmons 0% 99% Lineout: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 9.
Bottom of the 3rd, Phillies Batting, Ahead 9-1, Pirates' Johnny O'Brien facing 2-3-4
Johnny O'Brien moves from PH to P
b3 9-1 0 --- O PHI M. Blaylock J. O'Brien -0% 99% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 9-1 1 --- PHI S. Lopata J. O'Brien 0% 99% Double to LF
b3 9-1 1 -2- O PHI J. Greengrass J. O'Brien -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b3 9-1 2 -2- PHI E. Valo J. O'Brien 0% 99% Walk
b3 9-1 2 12- O PHI W. Jones J. O'Brien -0% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 9.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-9, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 2-3-4
t4 1-9 0 --- O PIT D. Groat C. Simmons 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-9 1 --- O PIT L. Walls C. Simmons 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-9 2 --- PIT R. Clemente C. Simmons -0% 99% Single to RF
t4 1-9 2 1-- O PIT F. Thomas C. Simmons 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 9.
Bottom of the 4th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 9-1, Pirates' Johnny O'Brien facing 7-8-9
b4 9-1 0 --- O PHI G. Hamner J. O'Brien -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b4 9-1 1 --- PHI T. Kazanski J. O'Brien 0% 99% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Kazanski to 1B
b4 9-1 1 1-- O PHI C. Simmons J. O'Brien -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Kazanski to 2B
b4 9-1 2 -2- O PHI R. Ashburn J. O'Brien -0% 99% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 9.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-9, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 6-7-8
t5 1-9 0 --- O PIT J. Shepard C. Simmons 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-9 1 --- PIT D. Long C. Simmons -0% 99% Single (LF-CF)
t5 1-9 1 1-- PIT B. Mazeroski C. Simmons -0% 98% Single to LF; Long to 2B
t5 1-9 1 12- O PIT J. O'Brien C. Simmons 1% 99% Lineout: RF; Long to 3B
t5 1-9 2 1-3 O PIT B. Virdon C. Simmons 0% 99% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 9.
Bottom of the 5th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 9-1, Pirates' Johnny O'Brien facing 2-3-4
b5 9-1 0 --- O PHI M. Blaylock J. O'Brien -0% 99% Popfly: 3B
b5 9-1 1 --- O PHI S. Lopata J. O'Brien -0% 99% Foul Flyball: 3B
b5 9-1 2 --- O PHI J. Greengrass J. O'Brien -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 9.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-9, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 2-3-4
t6 1-9 0 --- O PIT D. Groat C. Simmons 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t6 1-9 1 --- PIT L. Walls C. Simmons -0% 99% Walk
t6 1-9 1 1-- OO PIT R. Clemente C. Simmons 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 9.
Bottom of the 6th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 9-1, Pirates' Johnny O'Brien facing 5-6-7
Eddie O'Brien replaces Bill Virdon playing CF batting 1st
b6 9-1 0 --- O PHI E. Valo J. O'Brien -0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
b6 9-1 1 --- O PHI W. Jones J. O'Brien -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b6 9-1 2 --- O PHI G. Hamner J. O'Brien -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 9.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-9, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 5-6-7
t7 1-9 0 --- PIT F. Thomas C. Simmons -0% 99% Single to LF
t7 1-9 0 1-- R PIT J. Shepard C. Simmons -1% 99% Double (LF-CF); Thomas Scores
t7 2-9 0 -2- PIT D. Long C. Simmons -1% 98% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Shepard to 3B; Long to 1B
t7 2-9 0 1-3 O PIT B. Mazeroski C. Simmons 1% 99% Strikeout
t7 2-9 1 1-3 OO PIT J. O'Brien C. Simmons 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 9-2, Pirates' Dick Hall facing 8-9-1
Dick Hall replaces Johnny O'Brien pitching and batting 9th
b7 9-2 0 --- PHI T. Kazanski D. Hall 0% 100% Single to CF
b7 9-2 0 1-- O PHI C. Simmons D. Hall -0% 100% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Kazanski to 2B
b7 9-2 1 -2- R PHI R. Ashburn D. Hall 0% 100% Double (LF-CF); Kazanski Scores
b7 10-2 1 -2- O PHI M. Blaylock D. Hall -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b7 10-2 2 -2- O PHI S. Lopata D. Hall -0% 100% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 10.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-10, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 1-2-3
t8 2-10 0 --- O PIT E. O'Brien C. Simmons 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 2-10 1 --- O PIT D. Groat C. Simmons 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-10 2 --- O PIT L. Walls C. Simmons 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 10.
Bottom of the 8th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 10-2, Pirates' Dick Hall facing 4-5-6
b8 10-2 0 --- PHI J. Greengrass D. Hall 0% 100% Single to CF
b8 10-2 0 1-- O PHI E. Valo D. Hall -0% 100% Lineout: 2B
b8 10-2 1 1-- PHI W. Jones D. Hall 0% 100% Single to LF; Greengrass to 2B
b8 10-2 1 12- R PHI G. Hamner D. Hall 0% 100% Single (Short LF-CF); Greengrass Scores; Jones to 2B
b8 11-2 1 12- O PHI T. Kazanski D. Hall 0% 100% Strikeout
b8 11-2 2 12- O PHI C. Simmons D. Hall 0% 100% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 11.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-11, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 4-5-6
t9 2-11 0 --- O PIT R. Clemente C. Simmons 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-11 1 --- O PIT F. Thomas C. Simmons 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-11 2 --- O PIT J. Shepard C. Simmons 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Phillies 11.

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