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Scores
Standings
CLE
@BOS
4
9
PHI
@CHC
2
1
NYG
@CIN
3
2
BSN
@PIT
6
2
BRO
@STL
4
6
Saturday, May 19, 1951,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 13,217, Time of Game: 2:01
Braves
6
17-14
 Won 2 
1st
at Pirates
2
14-15
 Lost 2 
5th, 2 GB
W: Vern Bickford (6-2)
L: Vern Law (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          1  0  1   2  0  0   0  0  2    6  7  0
Pirates         0  0  0   1  0  1   0  0  0    2  8  1

Boston Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roy Hartsfield 2B 5 1 1 2 0 1 5 .264 .375 .349 .724 0.086 0.65 0.140 -0.054 0.9 1 3 HR
Luis Marquez CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .333 .375 .708 0.019 0.74 0.034 -0.016 0.2 0 0 HBP
   Sam Jethroe PR-CF 2 2 2 1 1 0 3 .218 .297 .403 .700 0.074 0.51 0.083 -0.010 1.3 2 1 2B,SB,CS
Willard Marshall RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 .263 .356 .382 .738 -0.032 0.61 0.013 -0.045 -0.4 1 0 HBP
Bob Elliott 3B 3 0 1 1 2 0 5 .389 .458 .674 1.132 0.035 0.62 0.057 -0.022 1.0 0 3
Walker Cooper C 5 0 1 2 0 0 5 .289 .314 .482 .796 0.109 0.83 0.127 -0.019 0.5 6 0 2B
Sid Gordon LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .243 .347 .411 .758 -0.004 0.78 0.026 -0.030 -0.1 1 0 2B
Earl Torgeson 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .175 .298 .275 .573 -0.045 1.07 0.049 -0.093 -0.6 10 2 2B
Gene Mauch SS 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 .067 .263 .067 .330 -0.024 0.56 0.011 -0.035 -0.1 1 3 SH
Vern Bickford P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .143 .143 .190 .333 -0.083 0.70 0.000 -0.083 -1.2 2 1 SH
Team Totals 32 6 7 6 5 2 41 .219 .359 .438 .796 0.135 0.69 0.540 -0.407 1.4 * 13
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: W Cooper (2, off V Law); E Torgeson (4, off V Law); S Gordon (3, off B Werle); S Jethroe (3, off B Werle).
HR: R Hartsfield (3, off V Law, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
SH: G Mauch (1, off V Law); V Bickford (3, off B Werle).
HBP: L Marquez (2, by V Law); W Marshall (1, by B Werle).
TB: R Hartsfield 4; S Jethroe 3; S Gordon 2; W Cooper 2; E Torgeson 2; B Elliott.
RBI: W Cooper 2 (17); R Hartsfield 2 (10); S Jethroe (17); B Elliott (24).
2-out RBI: R Hartsfield 2; S Jethroe; B Elliott; W Cooper.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Hartsfield-E Torgeson; S Jethroe-R Hartsfield-G Mauch.
Outfield Assists: S Jethroe (C McCullough at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: S Jethroe (5, 3rd base off V Law/C McCullough).
CS: S Jethroe (1, 2nd base by V Law/C McCullough).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Castiglione SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .319 .347 .464 .811 -0.112 1.09 0.000 -0.112 -0.9 1 3
George Metkovich CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .270 .331 .369 .700 -0.074 0.73 0.000 -0.074 -0.6 1 0
Gus Bell RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .287 .341 .410 .751 0.058 0.65 0.074 -0.017 0.5 2 0
Ralph Kiner 1B 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .333 .457 .629 1.086 0.130 1.02 0.156 -0.026 1.3 13 0
Wally Westlake 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .278 .323 .667 .990 -0.117 1.52 0.071 -0.188 -0.6 2 3 HR,GDP
Ted Beard LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .188 .291 .271 .562 -0.079 0.76 0.000 -0.079 -0.9 0 0
George Strickland 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .194 .278 .320 .599 -0.079 0.78 0.000 -0.079 -0.8 4 4
Clyde McCullough C 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .255 .333 .314 .647 0.071 0.64 0.081 -0.010 0.4 3 2 2B
Vern Law P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.052 0.96 0.000 -0.052 -0.5 1 1
   Pete Reiser PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .179 .378 .250 .628 -0.110 2.13 0.000 -0.110 -0.7
   Bill Werle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .500 .929 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 3
Team Totals 33 2 8 1 1 5 34 .242 .265 .364 .628 -0.364 0.95 0.382 -0.747 -2.6 27 16
2B: C McCullough (3, off V Bickford).
HR: W Westlake (11, off V Bickford, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
TB: W Westlake 4; R Kiner 3; C McCullough 3; G Bell 2.
GIDP: W Westlake (3).
RBI: W Westlake (24).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: R Kiner (6).

Boston Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vern Bickford, W (6-2) 9 8 2 2 1 5 1 2.24 34 67 0.365 0.95 2.6
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 1 5 1 2.00 34 67 0.365 0.95 2.6

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vern Law, L (1-2) 7 4 4 3 4 2 1 6.53 30 53 -0.108 0.80 -0.4
Bill Werle 2 3 2 2 1 0 0 4.94 11 0 0 -0.027 0.38 -1.0
Team Totals 9 7 6 5 5 2 1 5.00 41 53 0 0 -0.135 0.69 -1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Werle (2; W Marshall); V Law (2; L Marquez).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Babe Pinelli, 1B - Dusty Boggess, 2B - (none), 3B - Lon Warneke.
Time of Game: 2:01.
Attendance: 13,217.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Braves         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Roy Hartsfield 2B 1 Pete Castiglione SS
2 Luis Marquez CF 2 George Metkovich CF
3 Willard Marshall RF 3 Gus Bell RF
4 Bob Elliott 3B 4 Ralph Kiner 1B
5 Walker Cooper C 5 Wally Westlake 3B
6 Sid Gordon LF 6 Ted Beard LF
7 Earl Torgeson 1B 7 George Strickland 2B
8 Gene Mauch SS 8 Clyde McCullough C
9 Vern Bickford P 9 Vern Law P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 2-0 2 --3 RR BSN R. Hartsfield V. Law 14% 86% Home Run (Deep LF); Torgeson Scores
b6 1-4 0 1-3 ROO PIT W. Westlake V. Bickford 12% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B; Bell Scores/No RBI
b6 1-4 0 1-- PIT R. Kiner V. Bickford -11% 68% Single; Bell to 3B
t1 0-0 2 12- R BSN W. Cooper V. Law 11% 61% Double to LF (Fly Ball); Marshall Scores/unER; Elliott to 3B
b7 2-4 1 -2- OO PIT P. Reiser V. Bickford 11% 86% Line Drive Double Play: CF-2B-SS

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' Vern Law facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BSN R. Hartsfield V. Law -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O BSN L. Marquez V. Law -2% 46% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 2 --- BSN W. Marshall V. Law 1% 47% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to 2B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- BSN B. Elliott V. Law 2% 49% Walk; Marshall to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- R BSN W. Cooper V. Law 11% 61% Double to LF (Fly Ball); Marshall Scores/unER; Elliott to 3B
t1 1-0 2 -23 BSN S. Gordon V. Law 1% 62% Walk
t1 1-0 2 123 O BSN E. Torgeson V. Law -6% 55% Groundout: 2B-P
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O PIT P. Castiglione V. Bickford 2% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O PIT G. Metkovich V. Bickford 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- PIT G. Bell V. Bickford -1% 58% Single
b1 0-1 2 1-- PIT R. Kiner V. Bickford -2% 56% Single; Bell to 2B
b1 0-1 2 12- O PIT W. Westlake V. Bickford 4% 60% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 8-9-1
t2 1-0 0 --- O BSN G. Mauch V. Law -2% 58% Flyball: RF
t2 1-0 1 --- O BSN V. Bickford V. Law -1% 57% Flyball: 2B
t2 1-0 2 --- O BSN R. Hartsfield V. Law -1% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- O PIT T. Beard V. Bickford 3% 58% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-1 1 --- O PIT G. Strickland V. Bickford 2% 60% Strikeout
b2 0-1 2 --- PIT C. McCullough V. Bickford -1% 59% Single
b2 0-1 2 1-- O PIT V. Law V. Bickford 3% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- BSN L. Marquez V. Law 3% 65% Hit By Pitch
Sam Jethroe pinch runs for Luis Marquez (CF) batting 2nd
t3 1-0 0 1-- O BSN W. Marshall V. Law -2% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B; Jethroe to 2B
t3 1-0 1 -2- BSN B. Elliott V. Law 5% 68% Walk, Jethroe Steals 3B
t3 1-0 1 1-3 RO BSN W. Cooper V. Law 2% 69% Flyball: CF; Jethroe Scores
t3 2-0 2 1-- O BSN S. Gordon V. Law -2% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 1-2-3
Sam Jethroe moves from PR to CF
b3 0-2 0 --- O PIT P. Castiglione V. Bickford 3% 70% Flyball: RF
b3 0-2 1 --- O PIT G. Metkovich V. Bickford 2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- PIT G. Bell V. Bickford -1% 70% Walk
b3 0-2 2 1-- O PIT R. Kiner V. Bickford 3% 73% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- BSN E. Torgeson V. Law 5% 78% Double to RF
t4 2-0 0 -2- O BSN G. Mauch V. Law -1% 77% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Torgeson to 3B
t4 2-0 1 --3 O BSN V. Bickford V. Law -5% 72% Strikeout
t4 2-0 2 --3 RR BSN R. Hartsfield V. Law 14% 86% Home Run (Deep LF); Torgeson Scores
t4 4-0 2 --- BSN S. Jethroe V. Law 0% 87% Walk
t4 4-0 2 1-- O BSN W. Marshall V. Law -1% 86% Jethroe Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 5-6-7
b4 0-4 0 --- R PIT W. Westlake V. Bickford -7% 79% Home Run (Deep LF)
b4 1-4 0 --- O PIT T. Beard V. Bickford 2% 81% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 1-4 1 --- O PIT G. Strickland V. Bickford 2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-4 2 --- O PIT C. McCullough V. Bickford 1% 84% Lineout: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 1.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-1, Pirates' Vern Law facing 3-4-5
t5 4-1 0 --- O BSN W. Marshall V. Law -1% 83% Flyball: 2B
t5 4-1 1 --- O BSN B. Elliott V. Law -1% 82% Foul Flyball: 3B
t5 4-1 2 --- O BSN W. Cooper V. Law -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 9-1-2
b5 1-4 0 --- O PIT V. Law V. Bickford 3% 84% Strikeout
b5 1-4 1 --- O PIT P. Castiglione V. Bickford 2% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-4 2 --- O PIT G. Metkovich V. Bickford 1% 86% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 1.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-1, Pirates' Vern Law facing 6-7-8
t6 4-1 0 --- O BSN S. Gordon V. Law -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 4-1 1 --- O BSN E. Torgeson V. Law -1% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 4-1 2 --- O BSN G. Mauch V. Law -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 3-4-5
b6 1-4 0 --- PIT G. Bell V. Bickford -5% 79% Single
b6 1-4 0 1-- PIT R. Kiner V. Bickford -11% 68% Single; Bell to 3B
b6 1-4 0 1-3 ROO PIT W. Westlake V. Bickford 12% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B; Bell Scores/No RBI
b6 2-4 2 --- O PIT T. Beard V. Bickford 2% 82% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-2, Pirates' Vern Law facing 9-1-2
t7 4-2 0 --- O BSN V. Bickford V. Law -2% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 4-2 1 --- O BSN R. Hartsfield V. Law -1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-2 2 --- BSN S. Jethroe V. Law 1% 80% Single
t7 4-2 2 1-- O BSN W. Marshall V. Law -2% 78% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 7-8-9
b7 2-4 0 --- O PIT G. Strickland V. Bickford 4% 82% Strikeout
b7 2-4 1 --- PIT C. McCullough V. Bickford -7% 75% Double to LF
Pete Reiser pinch hits for Vern Law (P) batting 9th
b7 2-4 1 -2- OO PIT P. Reiser V. Bickford 11% 86% Line Drive Double Play: CF-2B-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 2.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-2, Pirates' Bill Werle facing 4-5-6
Bill Werle replaces Pete Reiser (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-2 0 --- O BSN B. Elliott B. Werle -1% 85% Groundout: P-1B
t8 4-2 1 --- O BSN W. Cooper B. Werle -1% 84% Groundout: P-1B
t8 4-2 2 --- BSN S. Gordon B. Werle 1% 86% Double
t8 4-2 2 -2- O BSN E. Torgeson B. Werle -2% 84% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 1-2-3
b8 2-4 0 --- O PIT P. Castiglione V. Bickford 4% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-4 1 --- O PIT G. Metkovich V. Bickford 3% 91% Lineout: LF
b8 2-4 2 --- O PIT G. Bell V. Bickford 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 2.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-2, Pirates' Bill Werle facing 8-9-1
t9 4-2 0 --- BSN G. Mauch B. Werle 1% 94% Walk
t9 4-2 0 1-- O BSN V. Bickford B. Werle -0% 93% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Mauch to 2B
t9 4-2 1 -2- O BSN R. Hartsfield B. Werle -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B; Mauch to 3B
t9 4-2 2 --3 R BSN S. Jethroe B. Werle 4% 96% Double to LF; Mauch Scores
t9 5-2 2 -2- BSN W. Marshall B. Werle 0% 96% Hit By Pitch
t9 5-2 2 12- R BSN B. Elliott B. Werle 2% 98% Single to CF; Jethroe Scores; Marshall to 2B
t9 6-2 2 12- O BSN W. Cooper B. Werle -0% 98% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 6, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-6, Braves' Vern Bickford facing 4-5-6
b9 2-6 0 --- PIT R. Kiner V. Bickford -2% 96% Single
b9 2-6 0 1-- O PIT W. Westlake V. Bickford 2% 98% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play; Kiner stays at 1B
b9 2-6 1 1-- O PIT T. Beard V. Bickford 1% 99% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play; Kiner stays at 1B
b9 2-6 2 1-- O PIT G. Strickland V. Bickford 1% 100% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 6, Pirates 2.

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