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Scores
Standings
WSH
@CHW
3
7
PHA
@CLE
3
6
BOS
@DET
5
2
NYY
@SLB
9
1
MLN
@BRO
9
8
CIN
@NYG
3
4
STL
@PHI
10
7
CHC
@PIT
1
8
Wednesday, September 2, 1953,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 5,659, Time of Game: 2:11
Cubs
1
50-82
 Lost 3 
7th, 41 GB
at Pirates
8
42-95
 Won 1 
8th, 51½ GB
W: Bob Friend (5-10)
L: Duke Simpson (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  7  1
Pirates         5  3  0   0  0  0   0  0  X    8 13  0
RetroSheet has deduced an incomplete play-by-play account of this game.

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS PO A
Frank Baumholtz CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .307 .768 2 0
Eddie Miksis 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .631 1 3
Dee Fondy 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .307 .836 8 0
Ralph Kiner LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .278 .891 3 0
Hank Sauer RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 .278 .853 2 0 HR
Joe Garagiola C 3 0 0 0 1 1 .265 .714 4 1
Bill Serena 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 .254 .779 1 1
Roy Smalley SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .248 .694 3 7
Duke Simpson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 0 0
   Bubba Church P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .517 0 1
   George Metkovich PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .646
   Dutch Leonard P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .700 0 0
   Carl Sawatski PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .623
Team Totals 34 1 7 1 2 5 .206 .544 24 13
HR: H Sauer (14).
TB: H Sauer 5; D Fondy; R Kiner; F Baumholtz; R Smalley; B Serena.
RBI: H Sauer (48).
Team LOB: 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Miksis-R Smalley-D Fondy.
E: F Baumholtz (6).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS PO A
Cal Abrams RF 5 1 3 0 0 0 .282 .787 3 0
Danny O'Connell 3B 3 2 2 0 0 0 .295 .764 2 1 SH
Hal Rice LF 4 2 3 0 0 0 .303 .751 2 0
Frank Thomas CF 3 1 0 1 1 1 .243 .779 5 0
Preston Ward 1B 3 2 3 6 1 0 .211 .638 5 1 HR,2B
Toby Atwell C 4 0 1 1 0 0 .243 .643 7 0 2B,GDP
Johnny O'Brien 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .247 .639 2 1
Eddie O'Brien SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .238 .569 0 2
Bob Friend P 4 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .310 1 0
Team Totals 34 8 13 8 2 4 .382 .946 27 5
2B: P Ward (11); T Atwell (8).
HR: P Ward (6).
SH: D O'Connell (4).
TB: P Ward 7; H Rice 3; C Abrams 3; T Atwell 2; D O'Connell 2; E O'Brien.
GIDP: T Atwell (7).
RBI: P Ward 6 (29); F Thomas (77); T Atwell (25).
Team LOB: 5.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc
Duke Simpson, L (0-2) 0 4 5 5 1 0 1 7.77 5 21
Bubba Church 6 8 3 3 1 4 0 5.67 26
Dutch Leonard 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.39 6
Team Totals 8 13 8 8 2 4 1 9.00 37 21

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc
Bob Friend, W (5-10) 9 7 1 1 2 5 1 4.64 36 72
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 2 5 1 1.00 36 72
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Engeln, 1B - Lenny Roberts, 2B - Babe Pinelli, 3B - Dusty Boggess.
Time of Game: 2:11.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Frank Baumholtz CF 1 Cal Abrams RF
2 Eddie Miksis 2B 2 Danny O'Connell 3B
3 Dee Fondy 1B 3 Hal Rice LF
4 Ralph Kiner LF 4 Frank Thomas CF
5 Hank Sauer RF 5 Preston Ward 1B
6 Joe Garagiola C 6 Toby Atwell C
7 Bill Serena 3B 7 Johnny O'Brien 2B
8 Roy Smalley SS 8 Eddie O'Brien SS
9 Duke Simpson P 9 Bob Friend P

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