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Scores
Standings
CLE
@SLB
4
8
CLE
@SLB
26
3
BRO
@BSN
1
2
STL
@PIT
2
3
Thursday, August 12, 1948,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 26,004, Time of Game: 2:12
Cardinals
2
56-47
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4 GB
at Pirates
3
51-47
 Won 4 
4th, 6½ GB
W: Vic Lombardi (5-6)
L: Murry Dickson (9-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  1    2  6  1
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  2    3  5  1
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Erv Dusak 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 .211 .333 .287 .620 -0.066 1.30 0.059 -0.125 -0.5 2 4 2B,SH
Marty Marion SS 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .247 .304 .337 .641 0.160 1.24 0.196 -0.035 1.8 3 7
Stan Musial RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .380 .458 .709 1.167 -0.196 1.31 0.025 -0.221 -2.3 1 0
Whitey Kurowski 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .210 .352 .271 .623 -0.141 1.32 0.000 -0.141 -1.1 0 1
Enos Slaughter LF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .321 .424 .478 .902 0.063 1.22 0.103 -0.040 0.2 2 0
Terry Moore CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .235 .325 .349 .674 -0.057 1.59 0.026 -0.083 -0.5 2 0 SH
Nippy Jones 1B 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .260 .321 .409 .730 -0.027 1.75 0.096 -0.123 0.1 12 2
Del Wilber C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .156 .250 .188 .438 -0.059 1.17 0.000 -0.059 -0.6 3 0
   Bill Baker PH-C 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .323 .405 .431 .836 -0.045 3.04 0.011 -0.056 -0.2 1 0 IW
Murry Dickson P 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .290 .302 .323 .624 0.272 2.19 0.393 -0.121 0.6 0 2 GDP
Team Totals 29 2 6 2 6 4 37 .207 .343 .241 .584 -0.096 1.55 0.909 -1.004 -2.6 26 16
2B: E Dusak (6, off V Lombardi).
SH: E Dusak (5, off V Lombardi); T Moore (5, off V Lombardi).
IBB: B Baker (2, by V Lombardi).
TB: E Dusak 2; M Dickson 2; T Moore; M Marion; N Jones.
GIDP: M Dickson (2).
RBI: M Marion (36); M Dickson (8).
2-out RBI: M Dickson.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. N Jones-M Marion-N Jones.
PB: D Wilber (2).
E: M Marion (13).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Stan Rojek SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .266 .330 .341 .671 0.107 2.11 0.184 -0.077 -0.0 3 1
Frankie Gustine 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .288 .353 .411 .763 -0.032 2.06 0.023 -0.055 -0.5 1 0 SH
Dixie Walker RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .271 .343 .354 .696 -0.039 2.07 0.017 -0.056 -0.1 0 0 IW
Ralph Kiner LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .283 .407 .574 .982 -0.348 3.00 0.000 -0.348 -1.4 4 0
Wally Westlake CF 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .304 .386 .476 .861 0.654 3.42 0.726 -0.072 1.2 2 0
Ed Stevens 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .234 .300 .368 .669 -0.020 1.07 0.038 -0.058 -0.1 12 0
Danny Murtaugh 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .258 .348 .314 .663 -0.141 1.43 0.000 -0.141 -0.9 1 5 GDP
Clyde Kluttz C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .230 .283 .335 .619 -0.019 0.77 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 3 0
   Johnny Hopp PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .267 .340 .393 .733 0.170 2.01 0.170 0.000 0.9 2B
   Ed Fitz Gerald C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264 .343 .324 .667 -0.027 1.04 0.000 -0.027 -0.1 1 0
Vic Lombardi P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .238 .273 .238 .511 -0.036 1.31 0.000 -0.036 -0.3 0 3 SH
   Max West PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .189 .317 .406 .723 0.135 3.50 0.135 0.000 0.4
   Eddie Bockman PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .293 .434 .727 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 29 3 5 2 1 4 32 .172 .200 .207 .407 0.404 2.12 1.293 -0.889 -1.2 27 9
2B: J Hopp (10, off M Dickson).
SH: V Lombardi (1, off M Dickson); F Gustine (6, off M Dickson).
IBB: D Walker (5, by M Dickson).
TB: J Hopp 2; M West; W Westlake; E Stevens; D Walker.
GIDP: D Murtaugh (6).
RBI: W Westlake 2 (46).
2-out RBI: W Westlake 2.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 3. E Stevens 2; S Rojek-D Murtaugh-E Stevens.
E: D Walker (3).

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Murry Dickson, L (9-11) 8.2 5 3 1 1 4 0 4.76 32 69 -0.403 2.12 1.2
Team Totals 8.2 5 3 1 1 4 0 1.04 32 69 -0.403 2.12 1.2

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vic Lombardi, W (5-6) 9 6 2 2 6 4 0 4.22 37 65 0.097 1.55 2.6
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 6 4 0 2.00 37 65 0.097 1.55 2.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: M Dickson (7; D Walker); V Lombardi (3; B Baker).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Scotty Robb, 1B - Artie Gore, 2B - (none), 3B - Babe Pinelli.
Time of Game: 2:12.
Attendance: 26,004.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

St.Louis Cardinals         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Erv Dusak 2B 1 Stan Rojek SS
2 Marty Marion SS 2 Frankie Gustine 3B
3 Stan Musial RF 3 Dixie Walker RF
4 Whitey Kurowski 3B 4 Ralph Kiner LF
5 Enos Slaughter LF 5 Wally Westlake CF
6 Terry Moore CF 6 Ed Stevens 1B
7 Nippy Jones 1B 7 Danny Murtaugh 2B
8 Del Wilber C 8 Clyde Kluttz C
9 Murry Dickson P 9 Vic Lombardi P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-2 2 123 RR PIT W. Westlake M. Dickson 73% 100% Single; Bockman Scores/unER; Rojek Scores/unER; Walker to 2B
t9 1-1 2 12- R STL M. Dickson V. Lombardi -35% 17% Single to LF; Slaughter Scores; Baker to 2B
b9 1-2 1 123 O PIT R. Kiner M. Dickson -26% 27% Flyball: SS
b9 1-2 0 1-- PIT S. Rojek M. Dickson 18% 52% Fielder's Choice P/Bunt; Bockman to 2B/Safe on E6 (catch)
t1 0-0 0 1-3 OO STL S. Musial V. Lombardi 13% 51% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Vic Lombardi facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- STL E. Dusak V. Lombardi -6% 44% Double
t1 0-0 0 -2- STL M. Marion V. Lombardi -6% 38% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball); Dusak to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 OO STL S. Musial V. Lombardi 13% 51% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --3 O STL W. Kurowski V. Lombardi 4% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Murry Dickson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT S. Rojek M. Dickson -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT F. Gustine M. Dickson -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O PIT D. Walker M. Dickson -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Vic Lombardi facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O STL E. Slaughter V. Lombardi 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- STL T. Moore V. Lombardi -3% 50% Single
t2 0-0 1 1-- O STL N. Jones V. Lombardi 3% 53% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 1-- O STL D. Wilber V. Lombardi 2% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Murry Dickson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT R. Kiner M. Dickson -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 --- O PIT W. Westlake M. Dickson -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O PIT E. Stevens M. Dickson -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Vic Lombardi facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- STL M. Dickson V. Lombardi -4% 46% Single (Ground Ball)
t3 0-0 0 1-- O STL E. Dusak V. Lombardi 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: 2B-1B/Sacrifice; Dickson to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- R STL M. Marion V. Lombardi -9% 39% Single; Dickson Scores
t3 1-0 1 1-- OO STL S. Musial V. Lombardi 5% 44% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Murry Dickson facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O PIT D. Murtaugh M. Dickson -3% 41% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O PIT C. Kluttz M. Dickson -2% 39% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 --- O PIT V. Lombardi M. Dickson -1% 38% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Vic Lombardi facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O STL W. Kurowski V. Lombardi 2% 40% Strikeout
t4 1-0 1 --- O STL E. Slaughter V. Lombardi 2% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- O STL T. Moore V. Lombardi 1% 43% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Murry Dickson facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- O PIT S. Rojek M. Dickson -3% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- O PIT F. Gustine M. Dickson -2% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-1 2 --- PIT D. Walker M. Dickson 2% 39% Single
b4 0-1 2 1-- O PIT R. Kiner M. Dickson -3% 36% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Vic Lombardi facing 7-8-9
t5 1-0 0 --- STL N. Jones V. Lombardi -4% 32% Walk
t5 1-0 0 1-- O STL D. Wilber V. Lombardi 3% 36% Flyball: 1B
t5 1-0 1 1-- O STL M. Dickson V. Lombardi 3% 39% Flyball: SS
t5 1-0 2 1-- O STL E. Dusak V. Lombardi 3% 41% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Murry Dickson facing 5-6-7
b5 0-1 0 --- O PIT W. Westlake M. Dickson -3% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-1 1 --- PIT E. Stevens M. Dickson 4% 42% Single
b5 0-1 1 1-- OO PIT D. Murtaugh M. Dickson -8% 34% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Vic Lombardi facing 2-3-4
t6 1-0 0 --- STL M. Marion V. Lombardi -4% 30% Walk
t6 1-0 0 1-- O STL S. Musial V. Lombardi 4% 34% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 1-0 1 1-- O STL W. Kurowski V. Lombardi 3% 37% Flyball: LF
t6 1-0 2 1-- STL E. Slaughter V. Lombardi -2% 35% Walk; Musial to 2B
t6 1-0 2 12- O STL T. Moore V. Lombardi 5% 40% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Murry Dickson facing 8-9-1
Johnny Hopp pinch hits for Clyde Kluttz (C) batting 8th
b6 0-1 0 --- PIT J. Hopp M. Dickson 11% 50% Double
b6 0-1 0 -2- O PIT V. Lombardi M. Dickson -2% 48% Bunt Groundout: 2B-1B/Sacrifice; Hopp to 3B
b6 0-1 1 --3 R PIT S. Rojek M. Dickson 6% 54% Passed Ball; Hopp Scores
b6 1-1 1 --- O PIT S. Rojek M. Dickson -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-1 2 --- O PIT F. Gustine M. Dickson -2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 1.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Vic Lombardi facing 7-8-9
Ed Fitz Gerald replaces Johnny Hopp (PH) playing C batting 8th
t7 1-1 0 --- STL N. Jones V. Lombardi -6% 44% Single
Bill Baker pinch hits for Del Wilber (C) batting 8th
t7 1-1 0 1-- O STL B. Baker V. Lombardi 6% 50% Flyball: CF
t7 1-1 1 1-- OO STL M. Dickson V. Lombardi 9% 59% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Murry Dickson facing 3-4-5
Bill Baker moves from PH to C
b7 1-1 0 --- O PIT D. Walker M. Dickson -4% 55% Flyball: LF
b7 1-1 1 --- O PIT R. Kiner M. Dickson -3% 52% Flyball: SS
b7 1-1 2 --- O PIT W. Westlake M. Dickson -2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 1.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Vic Lombardi facing 1-2-3
t8 1-1 0 --- O STL E. Dusak V. Lombardi 5% 55% Groundout: P-1B
t8 1-1 1 --- O STL M. Marion V. Lombardi 4% 58% Flyball: LF
t8 1-1 2 --- STL S. Musial V. Lombardi -3% 56% Walk
t8 1-1 2 1-- O STL W. Kurowski V. Lombardi 5% 61% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Murry Dickson facing 6-7-8
b8 1-1 0 --- O PIT E. Stevens M. Dickson -5% 56% Flyball: RF
b8 1-1 1 --- O PIT D. Murtaugh M. Dickson -4% 53% Strikeout
b8 1-1 2 --- O PIT E. Fitz Gerald M. Dickson -3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 1.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Vic Lombardi facing 5-6-7
t9 1-1 0 --- STL E. Slaughter V. Lombardi -8% 42% Walk
t9 1-1 0 1-- O STL T. Moore V. Lombardi 2% 44% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Slaughter to 2B
t9 1-1 1 -2- O STL N. Jones V. Lombardi 9% 54% Strikeout
t9 1-1 2 -2- STL B. Baker V. Lombardi -1% 52% Intentional Walk
t9 1-1 2 12- R STL M. Dickson V. Lombardi -35% 17% Single to LF; Slaughter Scores; Baker to 2B
t9 2-1 2 12- O STL E. Dusak V. Lombardi 3% 20% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Murry Dickson facing 9-1-2
Max West pinch hits for Vic Lombardi (P) batting 9th
b9 1-2 0 --- PIT M. West M. Dickson 13% 34% Single
Eddie Bockman pinch runs for Max West (PH) batting 9th
b9 1-2 0 1-- PIT S. Rojek M. Dickson 18% 52% Fielder's Choice P/Bunt; Bockman to 2B/Safe on E6 (catch)
b9 1-2 0 12- O PIT F. Gustine M. Dickson 2% 55% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Bockman to 3B; Rojek to 2B
b9 1-2 1 -23 PIT D. Walker M. Dickson -1% 54% Intentional Walk
b9 1-2 1 123 O PIT R. Kiner M. Dickson -26% 27% Flyball: SS
b9 1-2 2 123 RR PIT W. Westlake M. Dickson 73% 100% Single; Bockman Scores/unER; Rojek Scores/unER; Walker to 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 3.

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