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Scores
Standings
BAL
@CHW
2
5
NYY
@DET
7
4
WSH
@KCA
3
4
CIN
@PHI
7
4
 
(10)
MLN
@PIT
3
2
Monday, June 18, 1956,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 16,735, Time of Game: 2:36
Braves
3
27-22
 Won 3 
5th, 1½ GB
at Pirates
2
30-24
 Lost 3 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Warren Spahn (5-6)
L: Ron Kline (6-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          2  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  9  0
Pirates         0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  2
RetroSheet has deduced an incomplete play-by-play account of this game.

Milwaukee Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS PO A
Danny O'Connell 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 .276 .735 2 2 SH
Bill Bruton CF 4 1 2 0 1 1 .304 .845 3 1 2B
Eddie Mathews 3B 3 1 1 0 2 0 .243 .784 1 2 2B,IW
Hank Aaron RF 3 0 1 0 2 0 .310 .887 2 0 2·IW
Bobby Thomson LF 4 1 0 0 1 0 .266 .783 3 0 SB
Joe Adcock 1B 4 0 1 2 0 2 .291 .937 6 0 2B,SH
   Frank Torre 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .724 2 0
Del Crandall C 3 0 0 0 2 1 .237 .860 7 1 2·IW
Johnny Logan SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 .223 .619 1 4 3B
Warren Spahn P 5 0 1 0 0 3 .265 .618 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 9 2 8 7 .257 .795 27 10
2B: B Bruton (10); E Mathews (8); J Adcock (6).
3B: J Logan (3).
SH: D O'Connell (6); J Adcock (3).
IBB: H Aaron 2 (5); D Crandall 2 (8); E Mathews (3).
TB: B Bruton 3; J Logan 3; J Adcock 2; E Mathews 2; D O'Connell 2; H Aaron; W Spahn.
RBI: J Adcock 2 (26).
Team LOB: 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Logan-D O'Connell-J Adcock.
Baserunning
SB: B Thomson (1).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS PO A
Gene Freese 2B 4 0 1 0 0 3 .202 .559 4 3 2B
Bill Virdon CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .708 3 0
Frank Thomas 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .294 .861 1 0
Lee Walls RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .291 .883 1 0
Roberto Clemente LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 .338 .844 0 0
Jack Shepard C 4 1 1 2 0 0 .250 .820 10 0 HR,SB,GDP
Bob Skinner 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 .217 .599 6 0
Dick Groat SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .598 2 2
Ron Kline P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .327 0 2
   Dick Hall PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .364 .825
   Roy Face P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .429 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 8 2 0 7 .242 .606 27 7
2B: G Freese (7).
HR: J Shepard (4).
TB: J Shepard 4; R Clemente 2; L Walls 2; G Freese 2; F Thomas; D Hall.
GIDP: J Shepard (1).
RBI: J Shepard 2 (11).
Team LOB: 4.
Fielding
E: D Groat (10); J Shepard (1).
Baserunning
SB: J Shepard (1).

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc
Warren Spahn, W (5-6) 9 8 2 2 0 7 1 3.28 33 70
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 0 7 1 2.00 33 70

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc
Ron Kline, L (6-5) 3 4 3 2 4 1 0 3.18 18 38
Roy Face 6 5 0 0 4 6 0 2.19 27
Team Totals 9 9 3 2 8 7 0 2.00 45 38
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Kline 2 (3); R Face 3 (6).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Engeln, 1B - Vic Delmore, 2B - Jocko Conlan, 3B - Augie Donatelli.
Time of Game: 2:36.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Braves         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Danny O'Connell 2B 1 Gene Freese 2B
2 Bill Bruton CF 2 Bill Virdon CF
3 Eddie Mathews 3B 3 Frank Thomas 3B
4 Hank Aaron RF 4 Lee Walls RF
5 Bobby Thomson LF 5 Roberto Clemente LF
6 Joe Adcock 1B 6 Jack Shepard C
7 Del Crandall C 7 Bob Skinner 1B
8 Johnny Logan SS 8 Dick Groat SS
9 Warren Spahn P 9 Ron Kline P

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