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DET
@CHW
5
2
SLB
@CLE
0
4
NYY
@WSH
1
9
BRO
@NYG
7
6
BSN
@PHI
1
3
CHC
@PIT
2
3
CIN
@STL
0
4
Tuesday, April 20, 1948,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 38,546, Time of Game: 2:02
Cubs
2
0-1
Lost 1 
6th, 1 GB
at Pirates
3
1-1
 Won 1 
4th, ½ GB
W: Rip Sewell (1-0)
L: Russ Meyer (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  0
Pirates         0  0  1   0  1  1   0  0  X    3  9  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Hank Schenz 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.070 0.95 0.000 -0.070 -0.7 3 3
   Cliff Aberson PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.061 1.58 0.061 0.000 0.3
   Don Johnson PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.039 2.90 0.039 0.000 0.2 1 1 SB
Eddie Waitkus 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.138 1.25 0.000 -0.138 -0.9 10 0
Hal Jeffcoat CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.133 1.44 0.012 -0.145 -0.7 3 0
Andy Pafko 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.089 1.36 0.032 -0.121 -0.4 2 1
Phil Cavarretta LF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .250 .250 1.000 1.250 0.127 1.31 0.221 -0.094 1.2 0 0 HR
Bill Nicholson RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .667 .750 1.000 1.750 0.155 1.12 0.172 -0.017 0.7 1 0 2B
Clyde McCullough C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.219 2.10 0.000 -0.219 -1.1 2 0
Roy Smalley SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.150 1.36 0.000 -0.150 -1.0 1 5
Russ Meyer P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.001 0.84 0.026 -0.025 0.0 0 0
   Rube Walker PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.055 2.16 0.000 -0.055 -0.2
   Jess Dobernic P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 2 3 34 .188 .235 .313 .548 -0.471 1.42 0.563 -1.034 -2.6 * 11
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: B Nicholson (1, off R Sewell).
HR: P Cavarretta (1, off R Sewell, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: P Cavarretta 4; B Nicholson 3; A Pafko; H Jeffcoat; R Meyer.
RBI: P Cavarretta 2 (2).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 3. D Johnson-R Smalley-E Waitkus; R Smalley-H Schenz-E Waitkus; H Schenz-E Waitkus.
Baserunning
SB: D Johnson (1, 2nd base off R Sewell/C Kluttz).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Stan Rojek SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .375 .444 .500 .944 0.134 0.86 0.145 -0.011 1.3 2 4 2B
Johnny Hopp CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 0.025 1.36 0.085 -0.059 0.5 3 0
Ralph Kiner LF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .200 .500 .200 .700 0.031 1.37 0.093 -0.062 0.3 2 0 GDP
Dixie Walker RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .286 .375 .571 .946 -0.176 1.72 0.000 -0.176 -1.8 2 0
Frankie Gustine 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.001 1.72 0.172 -0.173 -0.6 0 2
Ed Stevens 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .125 .125 .250 .375 -0.131 1.28 0.000 -0.131 -1.3 11 0
Monty Basgall 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .125 .125 .500 .625 0.095 0.89 0.165 -0.070 0.1 3 2 HR,GDP
Clyde Kluttz C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .600 .667 .600 1.267 -0.016 0.61 0.017 -0.033 -0.2 3 1
Rip Sewell P 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 0.067 0.90 0.114 -0.047 0.6 0 1 HR
Team Totals 30 3 9 3 4 2 34 .300 .382 .533 .916 0.028 1.22 0.791 -0.762 -1.1 * 10
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: S Rojek (1, off R Meyer).
HR: R Sewell (1, off R Meyer, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs); M Basgall (1, off R Meyer, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: R Sewell 4; M Basgall 4; S Rojek 3; F Gustine 2; R Kiner; J Hopp; C Kluttz.
GIDP: M Basgall (1); R Kiner (1).
RBI: M Basgall (1); R Sewell (1); F Gustine (1).
2-out RBI: F Gustine.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Rojek-E Stevens.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Russ Meyer, L (0-1) 7 8 3 3 4 2 2 3.86 31 47 -0.060 1.27 0.6
Jess Dobernic 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.032 0.69 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 3 3 4 2 2 3.38 34 47 0 0 -0.028 1.22 1.1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rip Sewell, W (1-0) 9 6 2 2 2 3 1 2.00 34 68 0.471 1.42 2.6
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 2 3 1 2.00 34 68 0.471 1.42 2.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Goetz, 1B - Jocko Conlan, 2B - (none), 3B - Beans Reardon.
Time of Game: 2:02.
Attendance: 38,546.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Hank Schenz 2B 1 Stan Rojek SS
2 Eddie Waitkus 1B 2 Johnny Hopp CF
3 Hal Jeffcoat CF 3 Ralph Kiner LF
4 Andy Pafko 3B 4 Dixie Walker RF
5 Phil Cavarretta LF 5 Frankie Gustine 3B
6 Bill Nicholson RF 6 Ed Stevens 1B
7 Clyde McCullough C 7 Monty Basgall 2B
8 Roy Smalley SS 8 Clyde Kluttz C
9 Russ Meyer P 9 Rip Sewell P

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-1 1 1-- RR CHC P. Cavarretta R. Sewell -22% 40% Home Run; Pafko Scores
b6 2-2 0 --- R PIT M. Basgall R. Meyer 17% 74% Home Run
b5 1-2 2 12- R PIT F. Gustine R. Meyer 15% 56% Single; Rojek Scores; Kiner to 2B
b3 1-0 1 123 OO PIT F. Gustine R. Meyer -13% 62% Line Drive Double Play: 2B; Kiner out at 1B/2B-1B
b3 0-0 0 --- R PIT R. Sewell R. Meyer 11% 67% Home Run

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, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC H. Schenz R. Sewell 2% 52% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC E. Waitkus R. Sewell 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- CHC H. Jeffcoat R. Sewell -1% 53% Single
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CHC A. Pafko R. Sewell 2% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Russ Meyer facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- PIT S. Rojek R. Meyer 3% 58% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- O PIT J. Hopp R. Meyer -3% 55% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- PIT R. Kiner R. Meyer 3% 59% Single; Rojek to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- O PIT D. Walker R. Meyer -4% 54% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 12- O PIT F. Gustine R. Meyer -4% 50% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHC P. Cavarretta R. Sewell 2% 52% Flyball: SS
t2 0-0 1 --- CHC B. Nicholson R. Sewell -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- O CHC C. McCullough R. Sewell 3% 53% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Smalley R. Sewell 2% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Russ Meyer facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT E. Stevens R. Meyer -2% 53% Flyball: 2B
b2 0-0 1 --- O PIT M. Basgall R. Meyer -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O PIT C. Kluttz R. Meyer -1% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O CHC R. Meyer R. Sewell 3% 53% Groundout: C-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O CHC H. Schenz R. Sewell 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O CHC E. Waitkus R. Sewell 1% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Russ Meyer facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- R PIT R. Sewell R. Meyer 11% 67% Home Run
b3 1-0 0 --- PIT S. Rojek R. Meyer 6% 73% Double
b3 1-0 0 -2- PIT J. Hopp R. Meyer 6% 78% Single; Rojek to 3B
b3 1-0 0 1-3 PIT R. Kiner R. Meyer 3% 81% Walk; Hopp to 2B
b3 1-0 0 123 O PIT D. Walker R. Meyer -5% 75% Strikeout
b3 1-0 1 123 OO PIT F. Gustine R. Meyer -13% 62% Line Drive Double Play: 2B; Kiner out at 1B/2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- O CHC H. Jeffcoat R. Sewell 3% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- CHC A. Pafko R. Sewell -3% 62% Single
t4 0-1 1 1-- RR CHC P. Cavarretta R. Sewell -22% 40% Home Run; Pafko Scores
t4 2-1 1 --- O CHC B. Nicholson R. Sewell 2% 42% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 2-1 2 --- O CHC C. McCullough R. Sewell 1% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Russ Meyer facing 6-7-8
b4 1-2 0 --- O PIT E. Stevens R. Meyer -3% 40% Flyball: RF
b4 1-2 1 --- O PIT M. Basgall R. Meyer -2% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-2 2 --- PIT C. Kluttz R. Meyer 2% 39% Single
b4 1-2 2 1-- O PIT R. Sewell R. Meyer -3% 36% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 8-9-1
t5 2-1 0 --- O CHC R. Smalley R. Sewell 2% 39% Flyball: 2B
t5 2-1 1 --- CHC R. Meyer R. Sewell -3% 36% Single
t5 2-1 1 1-- O CHC H. Schenz R. Sewell 3% 39% Flyball: 2B
t5 2-1 2 1-- O CHC E. Waitkus R. Sewell 3% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Russ Meyer facing 1-2-3
b5 1-2 0 --- PIT S. Rojek R. Meyer 5% 47% Walk
b5 1-2 0 1-- O PIT J. Hopp R. Meyer -3% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B; Rojek to 2B
b5 1-2 1 -2- PIT R. Kiner R. Meyer 3% 47% Walk
b5 1-2 1 12- O PIT D. Walker R. Meyer -7% 41% Flyball: 3B
b5 1-2 2 12- R PIT F. Gustine R. Meyer 15% 56% Single; Rojek Scores; Kiner to 2B
b5 2-2 2 12- O PIT E. Stevens R. Meyer -6% 50% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 3-4-5
t6 2-2 0 --- O CHC H. Jeffcoat R. Sewell 3% 53% Groundout: P-1B
t6 2-2 1 --- O CHC A. Pafko R. Sewell 2% 56% Flyball: CF
t6 2-2 2 --- O CHC P. Cavarretta R. Sewell 2% 58% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Russ Meyer facing 7-8-9
b6 2-2 0 --- R PIT M. Basgall R. Meyer 17% 74% Home Run
b6 3-2 0 --- O PIT C. Kluttz R. Meyer -2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-2 1 --- O PIT R. Sewell R. Meyer -2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-2 2 --- O PIT S. Rojek R. Meyer -1% 69% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 3.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 6-7-8
t7 2-3 0 --- CHC B. Nicholson R. Sewell -7% 62% Single
t7 2-3 0 1-- O CHC C. McCullough R. Sewell 7% 69% Flyball: LF
t7 2-3 1 1-- OO CHC R. Smalley R. Sewell 10% 79% Line Drive Double Play: SS; Nicholson out at 1B/SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Russ Meyer facing 2-3-4
b7 3-2 0 --- PIT J. Hopp R. Meyer 3% 82% Walk
b7 3-2 0 1-- OO PIT R. Kiner R. Meyer -6% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b7 3-2 2 --- O PIT D. Walker R. Meyer -1% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 3.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 9-1-2
Rube Walker pinch hits for Russ Meyer (P) batting 9th
t8 2-3 0 --- O CHC R. Walker R. Sewell 6% 80% Strikeout
Cliff Aberson pinch hits for Hank Schenz (2B) batting 1st
t8 2-3 1 --- CHC C. Aberson R. Sewell -6% 74% Walk
Don Johnson pinch runs for Cliff Aberson (PH) batting 1st
t8 2-3 1 1-- CHC E. Waitkus R. Sewell -4% 70% Johnson Steals 2B
t8 2-3 1 -2- O CHC E. Waitkus R. Sewell 8% 78% Flyball: RF
t8 2-3 2 -2- O CHC H. Jeffcoat R. Sewell 8% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Jess Dobernic facing 5-6-7
Jess Dobernic replaces Rube Walker (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Don Johnson moves from PR to 2B
b8 3-2 0 --- PIT F. Gustine J. Dobernic 2% 89% Single
b8 3-2 0 1-- O PIT E. Stevens J. Dobernic -2% 87% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
b8 3-2 1 1-- OO PIT M. Basgall J. Dobernic -3% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 3.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Rip Sewell facing 4-5-6
t9 2-3 0 --- O CHC A. Pafko R. Sewell 7% 91% Flyball: CF
t9 2-3 1 --- O CHC P. Cavarretta R. Sewell 5% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 2-3 2 --- CHC B. Nicholson R. Sewell -8% 89% Double
t9 2-3 2 -2- O CHC C. McCullough R. Sewell 11% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 3.

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