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5
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12
1
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7
3
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2
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@PIT
2
1
Saturday, May 8, 1954,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 7,147, Time of Game: 2:33
Giants
2
10-11
 Won 1 
5th, 2½ GB
at Pirates
1
7-16
 Lost 4 
8th, 6½ GB
L: Vern Law (2-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  2
Pirates         0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  5  1

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Davey Williams 2B 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .164 .228 .178 .406 -0.004 0.97 0.054 -0.058 -0.3 3 1 CS
Al Dark SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 5 .250 .272 .341 .613 -0.059 0.94 0.024 -0.083 -0.8 1 5 SH
Hank Thompson 3B 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .269 .443 .522 .966 0.003 0.81 0.063 -0.060 0.1 0 1
Monte Irvin LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .257 .329 .500 .829 -0.074 1.19 0.050 -0.125 -0.5 2 0
Willie Mays CF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .262 .300 .500 .800 0.120 0.96 0.160 -0.040 1.1 2 0 HR
Don Mueller RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .368 .388 .513 .901 -0.017 1.28 0.056 -0.074 -0.4 2 0 2B,SH
Whitey Lockman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .177 .258 .316 .575 -0.145 1.23 0.000 -0.145 -1.6 8 1
Ebba St. Claire C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .217 .419 .348 .767 0.009 0.85 0.045 -0.035 0.1 5 0
   Ray Katt PH-C 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .308 .412 .308 .719 0.007 1.32 0.007 0.000 0.1 3 0 IW
Johnny Antonelli P 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .250 .294 .250 .544 -0.042 1.11 0.027 -0.069 -0.3 1 3
Team Totals 31 2 7 2 6 4 39 .226 .351 .355 .706 -0.202 1.04 0.486 -0.689 -2.5 27 11
2B: D Mueller (7, off V Law).
HR: W Mays (5, off V Law, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: D Mueller (1, off B Friend); A Dark (2, off B Friend).
IBB: R Katt (1, by P LaPalme).
TB: W Mays 5; D Williams 2; D Mueller 2; M Irvin; H Thompson.
RBI: W Mays (12); D Williams (2).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 0 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Williams-A Dark.
E: A Dark (4); D Williams (3).
Baserunning
CS: D Williams (1, 2nd base by B Friend/J Shepard).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Curt Roberts 2B 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .217 .263 .315 .578 -0.225 2.52 0.035 -0.259 -1.0 4 3
Dick Cole SS 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .279 .380 .326 .706 0.018 1.63 0.143 -0.124 0.5 1 3
Bob Skinner 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .269 .345 .397 .742 -0.017 1.03 0.043 -0.061 -0.1 8 0
   Eddie Pellagrini PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .250 .143 .393 -0.063 2.48 0.000 -0.063 -0.2 0 0
Frank Thomas CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .315 .380 .528 .908 -0.032 1.68 0.108 -0.140 -0.4 2 0 2B
Sid Gordon 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .231 .000 .231 -0.254 1.30 0.000 -0.254 -1.5 0 2
   Preston Ward 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .229 .182 .410 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Jerry Lynch RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .250 .316 .462 .777 -0.114 1.36 0.013 -0.127 -0.4 3 1
Dick Hall LF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .500 .750 .500 1.250 0.183 1.47 0.196 -0.013 0.7 2 0
Jack Shepard C 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 .429 .484 .500 .984 0.127 2.71 0.208 -0.081 0.4 5 1 2B,SH
Vern Law P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Friend P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .231 .182 .413 -0.085 1.44 0.000 -0.085 -0.7 0 3
   Walker Cooper PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .273 .300 .573 -0.076 2.70 0.000 -0.076 -0.4
   Paul LaPalme P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Cal Abrams PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .214 .389 .321 .710 -0.164 7.15 0.000 -0.164 -0.5
Team Totals 32 1 5 1 4 8 37 .156 .250 .219 .469 -0.702 1.93 0.746 -1.447 -3.5 27 13
2B: J Shepard (2, off J Antonelli); F Thomas (7, off J Antonelli).
SH: J Shepard (1, off J Antonelli).
TB: J Shepard 3; F Thomas 2; D Cole; D Hall.
RBI: D Cole (5).
2-out RBI: D Cole.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Lynch-C Roberts.
E: D Cole (2).
Outfield Assists: J Lynch (A Dark at 2nd base).

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Antonelli, W (3-1) 9 5 1 1 4 8 0 2.19 37 77 0.701 1.93 3.5
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 4 8 0 1.00 37 77 0.701 1.93 3.5

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vern Law, L (2-3) 2 4 2 1 3 0 1 6.26 13 39 -0.183 1.22 -2.0
Bob Friend 5 3 0 0 1 4 0 6.75 18 2 0 0.295 0.93 3.5
Paul LaPalme 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.33 8 0 0 0.090 1.01 1.0
Team Totals 9 7 2 1 6 4 1 1.00 39 39 2 0 0.202 1.04 2.5
V Law faced 2 batters in the 3rd inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: P LaPalme (1; R Katt).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Lon Warneke, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Lee Ballanfant.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 7,147.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Giants         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Davey Williams 2B 1 Curt Roberts 2B
2 Al Dark SS 2 Dick Cole SS
3 Hank Thompson 3B 3 Bob Skinner 1B
4 Monte Irvin LF 4 Frank Thomas CF
5 Willie Mays CF 5 Sid Gordon 3B
6 Don Mueller RF 6 Jerry Lynch RF
7 Whitey Lockman 1B 7 Dick Hall LF
8 Ebba St. Claire C 8 Jack Shepard C
9 Johnny Antonelli P 9 Vern Law P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-2 0 -2- OO PIT S. Gordon J. Antonelli 18% 68% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-SS
b9 1-2 2 12- O PIT C. Roberts J. Antonelli 17% 100% Strikeout
b9 1-2 1 12- O PIT C. Abrams J. Antonelli 16% 83% Strikeout
b5 0-2 2 -2- R PIT D. Cole J. Antonelli -13% 61% Single; Shepard Scores; Cole to 2B/Adv on throw
b9 1-2 1 1-- PIT J. Shepard J. Antonelli -13% 67% Single; Hall to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYG D. Williams V. Law -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- NYG A. Dark V. Law 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- NYG H. Thompson V. Law 4% 54% Single; Dark to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- OO NYG M. Irvin V. Law -9% 45% Line Drive Double Play: RF-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT C. Roberts J. Antonelli 2% 47% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT D. Cole J. Antonelli 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- O PIT B. Skinner J. Antonelli 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- R NYG W. Mays V. Law 11% 61% Home Run
t2 1-0 0 --- NYG D. Mueller V. Law 6% 66% Double
t2 1-0 0 -2- O NYG W. Lockman V. Law -4% 62% Flyball: CF
t2 1-0 1 -2- NYG E. St. Claire V. Law 4% 67% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball); Mueller to 3B
t2 1-0 1 1-3 NYG J. Antonelli V. Law 3% 69% Walk; St. Claire to 2B
t2 1-0 1 123 RO NYG D. Williams V. Law 1% 70% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Mueller Scores/unER; St. Claire to 3B
t2 2-0 2 1-3 O NYG A. Dark V. Law -4% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O PIT F. Thomas J. Antonelli 2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- O PIT S. Gordon J. Antonelli 2% 70% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- PIT J. Lynch J. Antonelli -1% 69% Walk
b2 0-2 2 1-- PIT D. Hall J. Antonelli -2% 67% Walk; Lynch to 2B
b2 0-2 2 12- O PIT J. Shepard J. Antonelli 5% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 3-4-5
t3 2-0 0 --- NYG H. Thompson V. Law 3% 74% Walk
t3 2-0 0 1-- NYG M. Irvin V. Law 4% 78% Single; Thompson to 2B
Bob Friend replaces Vern Law pitching and batting 9th
t3 2-0 0 12- O NYG W. Mays B. Friend -4% 74% Popfly: 1B
t3 2-0 1 12- O NYG D. Mueller B. Friend -2% 72% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Irvin to 2B; Thompson to 3B
t3 2-0 2 -23 O NYG W. Lockman B. Friend -5% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- O PIT B. Friend J. Antonelli 3% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- O PIT C. Roberts J. Antonelli 2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- PIT D. Cole J. Antonelli -1% 71% Walk
b3 0-2 2 1-- PIT B. Skinner J. Antonelli -4% 66% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Cole to 3B; Skinner to 2B
b3 0-2 2 -23 O PIT F. Thomas J. Antonelli 7% 73% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 8-9-1
t4 2-0 0 --- O NYG E. St. Claire B. Friend -2% 72% Strikeout
t4 2-0 1 --- O NYG J. Antonelli B. Friend -1% 70% Strikeout
t4 2-0 2 --- NYG D. Williams B. Friend 1% 71% Single
t4 2-0 2 1-- O NYG A. Dark B. Friend -2% 69% Williams Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 5-6-7
b4 0-2 0 --- O PIT S. Gordon J. Antonelli 3% 72% Strikeout
b4 0-2 1 --- O PIT J. Lynch J. Antonelli 2% 74% Strikeout
b4 0-2 2 --- O PIT D. Hall J. Antonelli 1% 75% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 2-3-4
t5 2-0 0 --- O NYG A. Dark B. Friend -2% 74% Strikeout
t5 2-0 1 --- O NYG H. Thompson B. Friend -1% 72% Flyball: LF
t5 2-0 2 --- NYG M. Irvin B. Friend 1% 73% Walk
t5 2-0 2 1-- NYG W. Mays B. Friend 2% 76% Single; Irvin to 3B
t5 2-0 2 1-3 O NYG D. Mueller B. Friend -4% 72% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 8-9-1
b5 0-2 0 --- PIT J. Shepard J. Antonelli -8% 63% Double
b5 0-2 0 -2- O PIT B. Friend J. Antonelli 6% 69% Flyball: CF
b5 0-2 1 -2- O PIT C. Roberts J. Antonelli 5% 74% Strikeout
b5 0-2 2 -2- R PIT D. Cole J. Antonelli -13% 61% Single; Shepard Scores; Cole to 2B/Adv on throw
b5 1-2 2 -2- O PIT B. Skinner J. Antonelli 5% 66% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 7-8-9
t6 2-1 0 --- O NYG W. Lockman B. Friend -2% 64% Flyball: CF
t6 2-1 1 --- O NYG E. St. Claire B. Friend -2% 62% Groundout: C unassisted
t6 2-1 2 --- O NYG J. Antonelli B. Friend -1% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 4-5-6
b6 1-2 0 --- PIT F. Thomas J. Antonelli -11% 50% Double
b6 1-2 0 -2- OO PIT S. Gordon J. Antonelli 18% 68% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-SS
b6 1-2 2 --- O PIT J. Lynch J. Antonelli 2% 70% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 1-2-3
t7 2-1 0 --- NYG D. Williams B. Friend 4% 73% Single
t7 2-1 0 1-- O NYG A. Dark B. Friend -2% 72% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Williams to 2B
t7 2-1 1 -2- O NYG H. Thompson B. Friend -4% 68% Strikeout
t7 2-1 2 -2- O NYG M. Irvin B. Friend -4% 64% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 7-8-9
b7 1-2 0 --- PIT D. Hall J. Antonelli -8% 56% Walk
b7 1-2 0 1-- O PIT J. Shepard J. Antonelli 3% 60% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Hall to 2B
Walker Cooper pinch hits for Bob Friend (P) batting 9th
b7 1-2 1 -2- O PIT W. Cooper J. Antonelli 8% 67% Flyball: RF
b7 1-2 2 -2- PIT C. Roberts J. Antonelli -3% 64% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Hall to 3B
b7 1-2 2 1-3 O PIT D. Cole J. Antonelli 11% 75% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Paul LaPalme facing 5-6-7
Paul LaPalme replaces Walker Cooper (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-1 0 --- NYG W. Mays P. LaPalme 3% 78% Walk
t8 2-1 0 1-- O NYG D. Mueller P. LaPalme -1% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B; Mays to 2B
t8 2-1 1 -2- O NYG W. Lockman P. LaPalme -4% 73% Flyball: LF
Ray Katt pinch hits for Ebba St. Claire (C) batting 8th
t8 2-1 2 -2- NYG R. Katt P. LaPalme 1% 74% Intentional Walk
t8 2-1 2 12- O NYG J. Antonelli P. LaPalme -4% 70% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 3-4-5
Ray Katt moves from PH to C
Eddie Pellagrini pinch hits for Bob Skinner (1B) batting 3rd
b8 1-2 0 --- O PIT E. Pellagrini J. Antonelli 6% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-2 1 --- O PIT F. Thomas J. Antonelli 5% 81% Groundout: P-1B
b8 1-2 2 --- O PIT S. Gordon J. Antonelli 3% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Paul LaPalme facing 1-2-3
Preston Ward replaces Sid Gordon (3B) playing 1B batting 5th
Eddie Pellagrini moves from PH to 3B
t9 2-1 0 --- O NYG D. Williams P. LaPalme -2% 82% Flyball: RF
t9 2-1 1 --- O NYG A. Dark P. LaPalme -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-1 2 --- O NYG H. Thompson P. LaPalme -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Giants' Johnny Antonelli facing 6-7-8
b9 1-2 0 --- O PIT J. Lynch J. Antonelli 9% 89% Strikeout
b9 1-2 1 --- PIT D. Hall J. Antonelli -10% 79% Single
b9 1-2 1 1-- PIT J. Shepard J. Antonelli -13% 67% Single; Hall to 2B
Cal Abrams pinch hits for Paul LaPalme (P) batting 9th
b9 1-2 1 12- O PIT C. Abrams J. Antonelli 16% 83% Strikeout
b9 1-2 2 12- O PIT C. Roberts J. Antonelli 17% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Pirates 1.

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