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Standings
CLE
@DET
8
4
BOS
@NYY
3
5
CHW
@SLB
4
3
CHW
@SLB
3
5
 
(5)
PHA
@WSH
0
3
NYG
@BSN
1
2
STL
@CHC
13
5
BRO
@PHI
9
7
 
(10)
CIN
@PIT
2
4
CIN
@PIT
6
5
Sunday, October 2, 1949,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:54
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Reds
2
61-92
 Lost 2 
7th, 35 GB
at Pirates
4
71-82
 Won 8 
6th, 26 GB
W: Cliff Chambers (13-7)
L: Howie Fox (6-19)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  1  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    2  5  1
Pirates         0  0  0   0  2  0   0  2  X    4  8  2

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harry Walker CF-LF 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .301 .363 .385 .747 -0.013 1.71 0.038 -0.051 -0.4 1 0
Peanuts Lowrey LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .274 .347 .362 .709 0.052 0.95 0.092 -0.040 0.5 0 0 3B,HBP
   Lloyd Merriman PR-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .230 .285 .350 .635 -0.170 3.74 0.000 -0.170 -0.9 2 0 GDP
Grady Hatton 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .263 .343 .414 .757 -0.164 1.40 0.000 -0.164 -1.4 0 2
Danny Litwhiler RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .290 .380 .462 .842 -0.069 1.10 0.012 -0.081 -0.4 2 0
Walker Cooper C 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .258 .308 .436 .744 0.159 1.16 0.256 -0.096 0.1 6 0 HR
Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .306 .330 .408 .738 -0.038 0.97 0.037 -0.076 -0.1 8 0
Virgil Stallcup SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .254 .268 .335 .603 -0.067 1.10 0.025 -0.092 -0.5 0 4
Jimmy Bloodworth 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .261 .303 .379 .681 0.078 1.39 0.107 -0.029 0.5 2 1
   Bobby Adams PR-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .315 .316 .632 -0.025 0.98 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 0
Howie Fox P 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .236 .247 .278 .524 0.003 1.89 0.062 -0.059 0.2 0 1 SH
   Ewell Blackwell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .211 .211 .421 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sammy Meeks PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .306 .342 .528 .870 -0.012 0.45 0.000 -0.012 -0.1
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 2 4 36 .156 .229 .313 .541 -0.266 1.32 0.629 -0.895 -2.7 * 8
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
3B: P Lowrey (2, off C Chambers).
HR: W Cooper (20, off C Chambers, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
SH: H Fox (6, off C Chambers).
HBP: P Lowrey (1, by C Chambers).
TB: W Cooper 4; P Lowrey 3; J Bloodworth; T Kluszewski; V Stallcup.
GIDP: L Merriman (7).
RBI: W Cooper (83); H Walker (36).
2-out RBI: W Cooper.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. V Stallcup-J Bloodworth-T Kluszewski.
E: L Merriman (4).

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 0 0 0 0 1 4 .243 .308 .284 .592 -0.105 1.13 0.000 -0.105 -1.0 0 4
Tom Saffell CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .320 .383 .393 .776 0.153 1.31 0.199 -0.046 0.9 0 0
Ralph Kiner LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .309 .432 .660 1.092 0.090 1.18 0.124 -0.034 0.5 2 0
Ed Stevens 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .262 .332 .371 .703 0.015 1.57 0.062 -0.047 -0.2 13 0 SH
Wally Westlake RF 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .281 .345 .487 .832 -0.050 1.76 0.028 -0.078 -0.2 1 0 IW
Pete Castiglione 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .268 .300 .363 .662 -0.126 1.32 0.000 -0.126 -1.1 1 4 GDP
   Johnny Hopp PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .306 .367 .408 .775 0.173 4.55 0.173 0.000 1.3
   Eddie Bockman 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .296 .341 .637 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Monty Basgall 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .220 .295 .276 .571 -0.016 0.93 0.054 -0.070 -0.2 4 3 2B
Ed Fitz Gerald C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .267 .306 .348 .654 -0.011 0.81 0.062 -0.073 -0.8 4 1 2B
Cliff Chambers P 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 .222 .288 .296 .584 0.110 1.14 0.140 -0.030 0.6 0 4
Team Totals 30 4 8 3 4 6 35 .267 .353 .333 .686 0.233 1.33 0.842 -0.609 -0.2 * 16
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: E Fitz Gerald (7, off H Fox); M Basgall (9, off H Fox).
SH: E Stevens (3, off H Fox).
IBB: W Westlake (1, by E Blackwell).
TB: M Basgall 2; T Saffell 2; E Fitz Gerald 2; C Chambers; J Hopp; R Kiner; E Stevens.
GIDP: P Castiglione (4).
RBI: C Chambers (4); T Saffell (25); J Hopp (40).
2-out RBI: T Saffell.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Chambers-P Castiglione-E Stevens.
E: P Castiglione (14); S Rojek (25).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Howie Fox, L (6-19) 7.1 7 4 3 3 5 0 4.06 31 52 -0.086 1.22 0.7
Ewell Blackwell 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.23 4 2 2 -0.147 2.18 -0.6
Team Totals 8 8 4 3 4 6 0 3.38 35 52 2 2 -0.233 1.33 0.2

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Cliff Chambers, W (13-7) 9 5 2 1 2 4 1 3.96 36 73 0.267 1.32 2.7
Team Totals 9 5 2 1 2 4 1 1.00 36 73 0.267 1.32 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: C Chambers (5; P Lowrey).
IBB: E Blackwell (3; W Westlake).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jocko Conlan, 1B - Lon Warneke, 2B - (none), 3B - Bill Stewart.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 1-2 2 --- R CIN W. Cooper C. Chambers -26% 58% Home Run
b8 2-2 1 123 RR PIT J. Hopp E. Blackwell 17% 95% Single to CF; Saffell Scores; Kiner Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI/unER; Westlake to 2B
t7 1-2 1 12- OO CIN L. Merriman C. Chambers 17% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: P-3B-1B
b5 1-1 2 -2- R PIT T. Saffell H. Fox 14% 68% Single; Chambers Scores
b5 0-1 1 -2- R PIT C. Chambers H. Fox 13% 57% Single; Fitz Gerald Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CIN H. Walker C. Chambers 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- CIN P. Lowrey C. Chambers -7% 46% Triple
t1 0-0 1 --3 O CIN G. Hatton C. Chambers 6% 51% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --3 CIN D. Litwhiler C. Chambers -1% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O CIN W. Cooper C. Chambers 5% 55% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Howie Fox facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT S. Rojek H. Fox -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT T. Saffell H. Fox -2% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Kiner H. Fox -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- CIN T. Kluszewski C. Chambers -4% 46% Single
t2 0-0 0 1-- O CIN V. Stallcup C. Chambers 4% 50% Flyball: 2B
t2 0-0 1 1-- CIN J. Bloodworth C. Chambers -4% 46% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Kluszewski to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- CIN H. Fox C. Chambers -6% 40% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Kluszewski to 3B; Bloodworth to 2B
t2 0-0 1 123 RO CIN H. Walker C. Chambers 0% 40% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Kluszewski Scores/unER
t2 1-0 2 12- O CIN P. Lowrey C. Chambers 4% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Howie Fox facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O PIT E. Stevens H. Fox -3% 42% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-1 1 --- PIT W. Westlake H. Fox 3% 45% Walk
b2 0-1 1 1-- OO PIT P. Castiglione H. Fox -6% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 3-4-5
t3 1-0 0 --- O CIN G. Hatton C. Chambers 2% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- O CIN D. Litwhiler C. Chambers 2% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- O CIN W. Cooper C. Chambers 1% 44% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Howie Fox facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O PIT M. Basgall H. Fox -3% 41% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- O PIT E. Fitz Gerald H. Fox -2% 39% Flyball: 2B
b3 0-1 2 --- PIT C. Chambers H. Fox 2% 41% Walk
b3 0-1 2 1-- O PIT S. Rojek H. Fox -3% 38% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 6-7-8
t4 1-0 0 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski C. Chambers 2% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- CIN V. Stallcup C. Chambers -3% 38% Single
t4 1-0 1 1-- O CIN J. Bloodworth C. Chambers 3% 41% Flyball: 2B
t4 1-0 2 1-- O CIN H. Fox C. Chambers 2% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Howie Fox facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- O PIT T. Saffell H. Fox -3% 40% Flyball: RF
b4 0-1 1 --- PIT R. Kiner H. Fox 3% 43% Walk
b4 0-1 1 1-- PIT E. Stevens H. Fox 5% 48% Single; Kiner to 2B
b4 0-1 1 12- O PIT W. Westlake H. Fox -6% 42% Strikeout
b4 0-1 2 12- O PIT P. Castiglione H. Fox -6% 36% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 1-2-3
t5 1-0 0 --- O CIN H. Walker C. Chambers 2% 39% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t5 1-0 1 --- CIN P. Lowrey C. Chambers -3% 36% Hit By Pitch
Lloyd Merriman pinch runs for Peanuts Lowrey (LF) batting 2nd
t5 1-0 1 1-- O CIN G. Hatton C. Chambers 3% 39% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t5 1-0 2 1-- O CIN D. Litwhiler C. Chambers 3% 42% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Howie Fox facing 7-8-9
Harry Walker moves from CF to LF
Lloyd Merriman moves from PR to CF
b5 0-1 0 --- O PIT M. Basgall H. Fox -3% 38% Flyball: CF
b5 0-1 1 --- PIT E. Fitz Gerald H. Fox 6% 44% Double
b5 0-1 1 -2- R PIT C. Chambers H. Fox 13% 57% Single; Fitz Gerald Scores
b5 1-1 1 1-- O PIT S. Rojek H. Fox -2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B; Chambers to 2B
b5 1-1 2 -2- R PIT T. Saffell H. Fox 14% 68% Single; Chambers Scores
b5 2-1 2 1-- O PIT R. Kiner H. Fox -2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 2.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 5-6-7
t6 1-2 0 --- O CIN W. Cooper C. Chambers 4% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-2 1 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski C. Chambers 3% 72% Groundout: C-2B
t6 1-2 2 --- O CIN V. Stallcup C. Chambers 2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Howie Fox facing 4-5-6
b6 2-1 0 --- O PIT E. Stevens H. Fox -2% 72% Flyball: LF
b6 2-1 1 --- O PIT W. Westlake H. Fox -2% 70% Flyball: CF
b6 2-1 2 --- O PIT P. Castiglione H. Fox -1% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 8-9-1
t7 1-2 0 --- CIN J. Bloodworth C. Chambers -7% 62% Single
Bobby Adams pinch runs for Jimmy Bloodworth (2B) batting 8th
t7 1-2 0 1-- O CIN H. Fox C. Chambers 3% 66% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Adams to 2B
t7 1-2 1 -2- CIN H. Walker C. Chambers -4% 62% Walk
t7 1-2 1 12- OO CIN L. Merriman C. Chambers 17% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: P-3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Howie Fox facing 7-8-9
Bobby Adams moves from PR to 2B
b7 2-1 0 --- PIT M. Basgall H. Fox 5% 84% Double
b7 2-1 0 -2- O PIT E. Fitz Gerald H. Fox -4% 81% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b7 2-1 1 -2- O PIT C. Chambers H. Fox -3% 78% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b7 2-1 2 -2- O PIT S. Rojek H. Fox -3% 74% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 2.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 3-4-5
t8 1-2 0 --- O CIN G. Hatton C. Chambers 6% 80% Flyball: LF
t8 1-2 1 --- O CIN D. Litwhiler C. Chambers 4% 84% Strikeout Looking
t8 1-2 2 --- R CIN W. Cooper C. Chambers -26% 58% Home Run
t8 2-2 2 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski C. Chambers 3% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Reds' Howie Fox facing 2-3-4
b8 2-2 0 --- PIT T. Saffell H. Fox 6% 67% Single
b8 2-2 0 1-- PIT R. Kiner H. Fox 9% 76% Single; Saffell to 2B
b8 2-2 0 12- O PIT E. Stevens H. Fox 1% 78% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Saffell to 3B; Kiner to 2B
Ewell Blackwell replaces Howie Fox pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-2 1 -23 PIT W. Westlake E. Blackwell -0% 77% Intentional Walk
Johnny Hopp pinch hits for Pete Castiglione (3B) batting 6th
b8 2-2 1 123 RR PIT J. Hopp E. Blackwell 17% 95% Single to CF; Saffell Scores; Kiner Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI/unER; Westlake to 2B
b8 4-2 1 12- O PIT M. Basgall E. Blackwell -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B; Westlake to 3B; Hopp to 2B
b8 4-2 2 -23 O PIT E. Fitz Gerald E. Blackwell -2% 92% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 4.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-4, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 7-8-9
Eddie Bockman replaces Johnny Hopp (PH) playing 3B batting 6th
t9 2-4 0 --- O CIN V. Stallcup C. Chambers 4% 96% Flyball: LF
t9 2-4 1 --- O CIN B. Adams C. Chambers 2% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
Sammy Meeks pinch hits for Ewell Blackwell (P) batting 9th
t9 2-4 2 --- O CIN S. Meeks C. Chambers 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 4.

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