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Scores
Standings
SLB
@BOS
1
2
 
(13)
SLB
@BOS
6
7
 
(10)
CHW
@NYY
10
5
 
(10)
CHW
@NYY
4
10
DET
@PHA
7
0
DET
@PHA
3
4
CLE
@WSH
7
8
CLE
@WSH
7
6
 
(13)
PHI
@CHC
10
4
PHI
@CHC
2
8
NYG
@CIN
4
6
NYG
@CIN
0
0
 
(6)
BSN
@PIT
6
1
BSN
@PIT
0
4
BRO
@STL
0
7
BRO
@STL
1
0
Monday, May 31, 1943,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 14,391, Time of Game: 2:00
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Braves
0
16-15
 Lost 1 
3rd, 5½ GB
at Pirates
4
16-17
 Won 1 
4th, 6½ GB
W: Bob Klinger (3-1)
L: Manny Salvo (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  8  1
Pirates         2  1  0   0  0  1   0  0  X    4 12  0

Boston Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommy Holmes CF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .306 .373 .405 .778 0.080 0.87 0.102 -0.022 1.0 2 0
Whitey Wietelmann SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .234 .287 .252 .539 -0.183 1.31 0.000 -0.183 -2.0 0 2 GDP
Chuck Workman RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .264 .308 .344 .652 -0.074 0.73 0.000 -0.074 -0.9 3 1
Johnny McCarthy 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .301 .344 .463 .807 -0.003 0.65 0.039 -0.042 -0.2 9 1
Butch Nieman LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .231 .333 .462 .795 -0.077 0.70 0.021 -0.098 -0.8 3 0 3B,GDP
Clyde Kluttz C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .212 .281 .231 .511 -0.028 0.47 0.013 -0.040 -0.5 1 1
Eddie Joost 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .228 .343 .307 .650 -0.015 0.56 0.021 -0.036 -0.3 4 1
Connie Ryan 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .224 .274 .293 .567 -0.026 0.87 0.025 -0.051 -0.3 2 4
Manny Salvo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bill Donovan P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.009 0.98 0.036 -0.027 0.1 0 1
   Sam Gentile PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .400 .500 .900 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
   Dave Odom P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 0 8 0 1 2 34 .242 .265 .303 .568 -0.321 0.76 0.257 -0.577 -4.1 24 11
3B: B Nieman (1, off B Klinger).
TB: B Nieman 3; T Holmes 2; C Kluttz; J McCarthy; C Ryan; B Donovan; E Joost.
GIDP: B Nieman (1); W Wietelmann (2).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Workman-C Kluttz; J McCarthy-E Joost.
E: E Joost (4).
Outfield Assists: C Workman (B Elliott at 3rd base).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frankie Gustine SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .253 .330 .291 .621 -0.106 0.59 0.000 -0.106 -2.7 3 2
Jim Russell LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .246 .348 .352 .700 0.077 0.57 0.104 -0.027 0.3 1 0 SB
Bob Elliott 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .230 .331 .341 .672 -0.021 0.44 0.016 -0.037 0.5 1 1
Johnny Barrett RF 2 1 1 1 2 0 4 .275 .353 .330 .683 0.111 0.47 0.124 -0.013 1.4 2 0 SB,CS
Elbie Fletcher 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .271 .418 .327 .745 -0.018 0.55 0.022 -0.041 -1.9 11 1
Bill Baker C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .324 .359 .486 .845 0.064 0.61 0.087 -0.024 0.2 3 0
Vince DiMaggio CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .308 .432 .740 0.010 0.45 0.038 -0.028 0.7 1 0 SB
Pete Coscarart 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .257 .333 .305 .638 0.007 0.40 0.028 -0.020 0.8 2 8 2B
Bob Klinger P 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .154 .214 .231 .445 0.054 0.41 0.056 -0.002 1.0 3 2 2B
Team Totals 33 4 12 4 4 0 37 .364 .432 .424 .857 0.178 0.51 0.475 -0.298 0.3 27 14
2B: B Klinger (1, off B Donovan); P Coscarart (5, off B Donovan).
TB: B Klinger 3; P Coscarart 3; J Russell 2; V DiMaggio 2; E Fletcher; J Barrett; B Elliott; B Baker.
RBI: J Russell (7); B Klinger (1); B Baker (5); J Barrett (11).
2-out RBI: J Barrett; B Baker; J Russell.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Coscarart-F Gustine-E Fletcher 2.
Baserunning
SB: J Russell (2, 2nd base off M Salvo/C Kluttz); J Barrett (3, 2nd base off B Donovan/C Kluttz); V DiMaggio (3, 3rd base off B Donovan/C Kluttz).
CS: J Barrett (1, 2nd base by D Odom/C Kluttz).
Pickoffs: J Russell (1st base by B Donovan).

Boston Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Manny Salvo, L (0-2) 0.2 4 2 2 0 0 0 9.95 6 36 -0.194 0.98 -2.0
Bill Donovan 5.1 6 2 1 2 0 0 1.17 23 2 0 0.008 0.50 0.7
Dave Odom 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 8 0 0 0.008 0.15 0.9
Team Totals 8 12 4 3 4 0 0 3.38 37 36 2 0 -0.178 0.51 -0.3

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Klinger, W (3-1) 9 8 0 0 1 2 0 2.51 34 72 0.321 0.76 4.1
Team Totals 9 8 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 34 72 0.321 0.76 4.1
Balks: None.
WP: D Odom (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: B Donovan (1; J Russell, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ziggy Sears, 1B - Lee Ballanfant, 2B - (none), 3B - Babe Pinelli.
Time of Game: 2:00.
Attendance: 14,391.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Braves         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Tommy Holmes CF 1 Frankie Gustine SS
2 Whitey Wietelmann SS 2 Jim Russell LF
3 Chuck Workman RF 3 Bob Elliott 3B
4 Johnny McCarthy 1B 4 Johnny Barrett RF
5 Butch Nieman LF 5 Elbie Fletcher 1B
6 Clyde Kluttz C 6 Bill Baker C
7 Eddie Joost 3B 7 Vince DiMaggio CF
8 Connie Ryan 2B 8 Pete Coscarart 2B
9 Manny Salvo P 9 Bob Klinger P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-3 0 12- OO BSN W. Wietelmann B. Klinger 11% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Donovan to 3B
b1 0-0 2 -2- R PIT J. Barrett M. Salvo 10% 63% Single to RF; Russell Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-3 R PIT B. Baker M. Salvo 9% 74% Single to LF; Barrett Scores; Fletcher to 2B
t2 0-2 0 1-- OO BSN B. Nieman B. Klinger 8% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b2 2-0 2 --3 R PIT J. Russell B. Donovan 7% 82% Single to 1B; Klinger Scores

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, Pirates' Bob Klinger facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BSN T. Holmes B. Klinger 2% 52% Foul Flyball: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- O BSN W. Wietelmann B. Klinger 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O BSN C. Workman B. Klinger 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Manny Salvo facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Gustine M. Salvo -2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- PIT J. Russell M. Salvo 2% 55% Single to RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O PIT B. Elliott M. Salvo -3% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- PIT J. Barrett M. Salvo 1% 53% Russell Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- R PIT J. Barrett M. Salvo 10% 63% Single to RF; Russell Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- PIT E. Fletcher M. Salvo 2% 65% Single to RF; Barrett to 3B
b1 1-0 2 1-3 R PIT B. Baker M. Salvo 9% 74% Single to LF; Barrett Scores; Fletcher to 2B
Bill Donovan replaces Manny Salvo pitching and batting 9th
b1 2-0 2 12- O PIT V. DiMaggio B. Donovan -3% 71% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Bob Klinger facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- BSN J. McCarthy B. Klinger -4% 67% Single to CF
t2 0-2 0 1-- OO BSN B. Nieman B. Klinger 8% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t2 0-2 2 --- BSN C. Kluttz B. Klinger -1% 74% Single to CF
t2 0-2 2 1-- BSN E. Joost B. Klinger -2% 72% Single to CF; Kluttz to 2B
t2 0-2 2 12- O BSN C. Ryan B. Klinger 4% 76% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Bill Donovan facing 8-9-1
b2 2-0 0 --- O PIT P. Coscarart B. Donovan -1% 74% Flyball: LF
b2 2-0 1 --- PIT B. Klinger B. Donovan 3% 77% Double to RF
b2 2-0 1 -2- O PIT F. Gustine B. Donovan -2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B; Klinger to 3B
b2 2-0 2 --3 R PIT J. Russell B. Donovan 7% 82% Single to 1B; Klinger Scores
b2 3-0 2 1-- O PIT B. Elliott B. Donovan -1% 81% Russell Picked off 1B (P-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Bob Klinger facing 9-1-2
t3 0-3 0 --- BSN B. Donovan B. Klinger -4% 78% Single to RF
t3 0-3 0 1-- BSN T. Holmes B. Klinger -6% 72% Single to RF; Donovan to 2B
t3 0-3 0 12- OO BSN W. Wietelmann B. Klinger 11% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Donovan to 3B
t3 0-3 2 --3 O BSN C. Workman B. Klinger 3% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Bill Donovan facing 3-4-5
b3 3-0 0 --- O PIT B. Elliott B. Donovan -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 3-0 1 --- PIT J. Barrett B. Donovan 1% 85% Walk
b3 3-0 1 1-- PIT E. Fletcher B. Donovan 1% 86% Barrett Steals 2B
b3 3-0 1 -2- O PIT E. Fletcher B. Donovan -2% 85% Lineout: RF
b3 3-0 2 -2- O PIT B. Baker B. Donovan -2% 83% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Bob Klinger facing 4-5-6
t4 0-3 0 --- O BSN J. McCarthy B. Klinger 2% 85% Popfly: 2B
t4 0-3 1 --- O BSN B. Nieman B. Klinger 1% 87% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 0-3 2 --- O BSN C. Kluttz B. Klinger 1% 87% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Bill Donovan facing 7-8-9
b4 3-0 0 --- PIT V. DiMaggio B. Donovan 1% 89% Single to LF
b4 3-0 0 1-- O PIT P. Coscarart B. Donovan -1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted; DiMaggio to 2B
b4 3-0 1 -2- PIT B. Klinger B. Donovan 2% 90% DiMaggio Steals 3B
b4 3-0 1 --3 PIT B. Klinger B. Donovan 1% 90% Walk
b4 3-0 1 1-3 OO PIT F. Gustine B. Donovan -5% 85% Double Play: Popfly: 1B-3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Bob Klinger facing 7-8-9
t5 0-3 0 --- O BSN E. Joost B. Klinger 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-3 1 --- BSN C. Ryan B. Klinger -3% 85% Single to P
t5 0-3 1 1-- O BSN B. Donovan B. Klinger 3% 88% Strikeout
t5 0-3 2 1-- BSN T. Holmes B. Klinger -2% 86% Walk; Ryan to 2B
t5 0-3 2 12- O BSN W. Wietelmann B. Klinger 4% 90% Groundout: P unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Bill Donovan facing 2-3-4
b5 3-0 0 --- O PIT J. Russell B. Donovan -1% 89% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 3-0 1 --- PIT B. Elliott B. Donovan 1% 90% Single to RF
b5 3-0 1 1-- O PIT J. Barrett B. Donovan -1% 89% Popfly: 3B
b5 3-0 2 1-- O PIT E. Fletcher B. Donovan -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Bob Klinger facing 3-4-5
t6 0-3 0 --- O BSN C. Workman B. Klinger 2% 90% Groundout: 2B-P
t6 0-3 1 --- O BSN J. McCarthy B. Klinger 1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-3 2 --- BSN B. Nieman B. Klinger -2% 89% Triple (CF-RF)
t6 0-3 2 --3 O BSN C. Kluttz B. Klinger 3% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Bill Donovan facing 6-7-8
b6 3-0 0 --- O PIT B. Baker B. Donovan -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-0 1 --- PIT V. DiMaggio B. Donovan 1% 92% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b6 3-0 1 1-- PIT P. Coscarart B. Donovan 3% 95% Double to RF; DiMaggio to 3B
b6 3-0 1 -23 R PIT B. Klinger B. Donovan 2% 97% Single to CF; DiMaggio Scores/unER; Coscarart to 3B
b6 4-0 1 1-3 O PIT F. Gustine B. Donovan -1% 96% Foul Flyball: 3B
b6 4-0 2 1-3 O PIT J. Russell B. Donovan -1% 95% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Bob Klinger facing 7-8-9
t7 0-4 0 --- O BSN E. Joost B. Klinger 1% 96% Foul Flyball: C
t7 0-4 1 --- O BSN C. Ryan B. Klinger 1% 97% Groundout: P-1B
Sam Gentile pinch hits for Bill Donovan (P) batting 9th
t7 0-4 2 --- O BSN S. Gentile B. Klinger 0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Braves' Dave Odom facing 3-4-5
Dave Odom replaces Sam Gentile (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-0 0 --- PIT B. Elliott D. Odom 0% 98% Walk
b7 4-0 0 1-- PIT J. Barrett D. Odom 1% 99% Walk, Wild Pitch; Elliott to 3B
b7 4-0 0 1-3 OO PIT E. Fletcher D. Odom -2% 97% Double Play: Flyball: RF-C
b7 4-0 2 1-- O PIT B. Baker D. Odom -0% 97% Barrett Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Bob Klinger facing 1-2-3
t8 0-4 0 --- BSN T. Holmes B. Klinger -2% 95% Single to RF
t8 0-4 0 1-- O BSN W. Wietelmann B. Klinger 2% 97% Flyball: RF
t8 0-4 1 1-- O BSN C. Workman B. Klinger 1% 98% Flyball: RF
t8 0-4 2 1-- O BSN J. McCarthy B. Klinger 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Braves' Dave Odom facing 6-7-8
b8 4-0 0 --- O PIT B. Baker D. Odom -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 4-0 1 --- PIT V. DiMaggio D. Odom 0% 99% Single to LF
b8 4-0 1 1-- PIT P. Coscarart D. Odom 0% 99% Single to LF; DiMaggio to 2B
b8 4-0 1 12- O PIT B. Klinger D. Odom -0% 99% Foul Flyball: 3B
b8 4-0 2 12- O PIT F. Gustine D. Odom -0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Bob Klinger facing 5-6-7
t9 0-4 0 --- O BSN B. Nieman B. Klinger 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 0-4 1 --- O BSN C. Kluttz B. Klinger 0% 100% Lineout: 2B
t9 0-4 2 --- O BSN E. Joost B. Klinger 0% 100% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 4.

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