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Scores
Standings
BAL
@CHW
0
1
BOS
@CLE
0
5
WSH
@KCA
6
15
STL
@BRO
8
9
MLN
@PIT
7
2
Thursday, June 21, 1956,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 8,292, Time of Game: 2:23
Braves
7
30-22
 Won 6 
1st
at Pirates
2
30-27
 Lost 6 
5th, 2½ GB
W: Bob Buhl (7-3)
L: Ron Kline (6-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          1  0  1   2  0  3   0  0  0    7 13  0
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    2  8  3

Milwaukee Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Danny O'Connell 2B 4 1 3 4 1 0 5 .288 .379 .405 .784 0.181 0.85 0.202 -0.021 3.6 3 1 2B
Bill Bruton CF 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .293 .319 .500 .819 0.088 0.44 0.110 -0.022 0.5 5 0 HR
Eddie Mathews 3B 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .250 .352 .445 .797 -0.060 0.43 0.010 -0.070 0.1 0 2
Hank Aaron RF 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .302 .349 .513 .861 0.075 0.45 0.105 -0.030 -0.8 1 0 3B,GDP
Bobby Thomson LF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .259 .315 .454 .769 -0.024 0.44 0.027 -0.052 -0.1 5 0 3B
Joe Adcock 1B 2 2 1 0 1 0 3 .280 .320 .576 .896 0.004 0.51 0.024 -0.020 0.5 5 1
   Frank Torre 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .329 .371 .378 .749 -0.002 0.04 0.000 -0.002 -0.3 3 1
Del Rice C 5 2 4 1 0 0 5 .432 .462 .676 1.137 0.073 0.36 0.087 -0.014 2.2 3 0 3B,2·2B
Johnny Logan SS 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .227 .291 .338 .629 0.005 0.50 0.016 -0.011 -0.6 1 2 IW
   Felix Mantilla SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 1
Bob Buhl P 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .148 .148 .222 .370 -0.089 0.73 0.000 -0.089 -2.0 1 0
Team Totals 39 7 13 7 5 3 44 .333 .409 .641 1.050 0.250 0.49 0.581 -0.332 2.8 27 8
2B: D O'Connell (7, off R Kline); D Rice 2 (4, 1 off R Kline, 1 off R Munger).
3B: H Aaron (7, off R Kline); B Thomson (3, off R Munger); D Rice (1, off R Munger).
HR: B Bruton (4, off R Kline, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
IBB: J Logan (1, by R Kline).
TB: D Rice 8; B Bruton 4; D O'Connell 4; H Aaron 3; B Thomson 3; E Mathews 2; J Adcock.
GIDP: H Aaron (5).
RBI: D O'Connell 4 (17); D Rice (5); B Bruton (20); H Aaron (32).
2-out RBI: D O'Connell 4; H Aaron.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Adcock; J Adcock-J Logan-J Adcock.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie O'Brien SS 2 1 2 0 1 0 3 .500 .600 .500 1.100 0.076 0.61 0.076 0.000 1.0 1 5
   Jerry Lynch PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.015 0.60 0.000 -0.015 -0.4
   Jack McMahan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bill Virdon CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .270 .330 .402 .732 -0.028 0.89 0.040 -0.068 1.3 2 0 3B
Lee Walls LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .296 .361 .516 .877 -0.011 0.81 0.039 -0.050 -0.3 4 1
Dale Long 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .340 .403 .665 1.068 -0.080 0.87 0.000 -0.080 -1.1 9 1
Roberto Clemente RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .331 .368 .450 .818 -0.063 0.64 0.000 -0.063 -0.9 2 0
Frank Thomas 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .290 .354 .498 .852 -0.045 0.45 0.000 -0.045 -0.8 1 0
Hank Foiles C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .208 .265 .377 .642 0.003 0.42 0.028 -0.025 -0.3 3 0
Johnny O'Brien 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .182 .232 .195 .427 -0.032 0.48 0.025 -0.057 -0.2 3 5
Ron Kline P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .172 .143 .315 -0.026 1.04 0.000 -0.026 -0.2 1 0
   Bob Skinner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .206 .286 .286 .571 -0.038 0.95 0.000 -0.038 -0.5 GDP
   Red Munger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .222 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dick Cole PH-SS 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .277 .333 .340 .674 0.009 0.24 0.009 0.000 0.2 1 0
Team Totals 33 2 8 2 2 2 35 .242 .286 .303 .589 -0.250 0.65 0.217 -0.467 -2.2 27 12
3B: B Virdon (4, off B Buhl).
TB: B Virdon 4; E O'Brien 2; J O'Brien 2; L Walls; H Foiles.
GIDP: B Skinner (1).
RBI: B Virdon (17); L Walls (31).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. E O'Brien-J O'Brien-D Long.
E: R Clemente (9); J O'Brien (5); D Long (7).
Outfield Assists: L Walls (D O'Connell at 3rd base).

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Buhl, W (7-3) 9 8 2 2 2 2 0 3.29 35 63 0.251 0.65 2.2
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 2 2 0 2.00 35 63 0.251 0.65 2.2

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Kline, L (6-6) 5 7 4 4 2 1 1 3.40 22 36 -0.201 0.86 -1.7
Red Munger 2 4 3 3 2 0 0 3.22 13 0 0 -0.052 0.16 -2.1
Jack McMahan 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 6.08 9 0 0 0.004 0.04 0.9
Team Totals 9 13 7 7 5 3 1 7.00 44 36 0 0 -0.249 0.49 -2.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Kline (4; J Logan).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Bill Engeln, 2B - Vic Delmore, 3B - Jocko Conlan.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: 8,292.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Braves         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Danny O'Connell 2B 1 Eddie O'Brien SS
2 Bill Bruton CF 2 Bill Virdon CF
3 Eddie Mathews 3B 3 Lee Walls LF
4 Hank Aaron RF 4 Dale Long 1B
5 Bobby Thomson LF 5 Roberto Clemente RF
6 Joe Adcock 1B 6 Frank Thomas 3B
7 Del Rice C 7 Hank Foiles C
8 Johnny Logan SS 8 Johnny O'Brien 2B
9 Bob Buhl P 9 Ron Kline P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 2-0 2 123 RRO MLN D. O'Connell R. Kline 11% 87% Single (Short CF-RF); Adcock Scores; Rice Scores; Logan to 3B; O'Connell out at 3B/LF-SS/Adv on E3
t3 1-0 1 --- R MLN B. Bruton R. Kline 11% 71% Home Run
t1 0-0 2 --3 R MLN H. Aaron R. Kline 11% 59% Triple; O'Connell Scores
t4 2-0 1 1-- MLN D. Rice R. Kline 7% 81% Double to RF; Adcock to 3B
t1 0-0 0 --- MLN D. O'Connell R. Kline 6% 56% Double to RF (RF Line)

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' Ron Kline facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- MLN D. O'Connell R. Kline 6% 56% Double to RF (RF Line)
t1 0-0 0 -2- O MLN B. Bruton R. Kline -1% 55% Flyball: RF; O'Connell to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 O MLN E. Mathews R. Kline -6% 49% Popfly: 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 R MLN H. Aaron R. Kline 11% 59% Triple; O'Connell Scores
t1 1-0 2 --3 O MLN B. Thomson R. Kline -3% 56% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- PIT E. O'Brien B. Buhl -4% 52% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- O PIT B. Virdon B. Buhl 4% 56% Lineout: LF
b1 0-1 1 1-- PIT L. Walls B. Buhl -4% 52% Single to LF; O'Brien to 2B
b1 0-1 1 12- O PIT D. Long B. Buhl 5% 57% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-1 2 12- O PIT R. Clemente B. Buhl 4% 61% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O MLN J. Adcock R. Kline -2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- O MLN D. Rice R. Kline -1% 58% Flyball: LF
t2 1-0 2 --- MLN J. Logan R. Kline 1% 59% Walk
t2 1-0 2 1-- O MLN B. Buhl R. Kline -2% 57% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- O PIT F. Thomas B. Buhl 2% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- PIT H. Foiles B. Buhl -3% 56% Single to 3B
b2 0-1 1 1-- OO PIT J. O'Brien B. Buhl 6% 62% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- O MLN D. O'Connell R. Kline -2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- R MLN B. Bruton R. Kline 11% 71% Home Run
t3 2-0 1 --- O MLN E. Mathews R. Kline -1% 70% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 2-0 2 --- O MLN H. Aaron R. Kline -1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- O PIT R. Kline B. Buhl 3% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- PIT E. O'Brien B. Buhl -3% 69% Single to P (Ground Ball)
b3 0-2 1 1-- O PIT B. Virdon B. Buhl 3% 72% Lineout: LF
b3 0-2 2 1-- O PIT L. Walls B. Buhl 3% 74% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- O MLN B. Thomson R. Kline -2% 73% Flyball: LF
t4 2-0 1 --- MLN J. Adcock R. Kline 2% 75% Single to 3B
t4 2-0 1 1-- MLN D. Rice R. Kline 7% 81% Double to RF; Adcock to 3B
t4 2-0 1 -23 MLN J. Logan R. Kline 1% 82% Intentional Walk
t4 2-0 1 123 O MLN B. Buhl R. Kline -6% 76% Flyball: RF
t4 2-0 2 123 RRO MLN D. O'Connell R. Kline 11% 87% Single (Short CF-RF); Adcock Scores; Rice Scores; Logan to 3B; O'Connell out at 3B/LF-SS/Adv on E3
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 4-5-6
b4 0-4 0 --- O PIT D. Long B. Buhl 2% 89% Flyball: LF
b4 0-4 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente B. Buhl 1% 90% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b4 0-4 2 --- O PIT F. Thomas B. Buhl 1% 91% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 2-3-4
t5 4-0 0 --- O MLN B. Bruton R. Kline -1% 90% Flyball: CF
t5 4-0 1 --- MLN E. Mathews R. Kline 1% 91% Single to CF
t5 4-0 1 1-- OO MLN H. Aaron R. Kline -2% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 7-8-9
b5 0-4 0 --- O PIT H. Foiles B. Buhl 2% 91% Strikeout
b5 0-4 1 --- PIT J. O'Brien B. Buhl -2% 89% Single to RF
Bob Skinner pinch hits for Ron Kline (P) batting 9th
b5 0-4 1 1-- OO PIT B. Skinner B. Buhl 4% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 0.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Red Munger facing 5-6-7
Red Munger replaces Bob Skinner (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-0 0 --- MLN B. Thomson R. Munger 3% 96% Triple to LF (LF Line)
t6 4-0 0 --3 MLN J. Adcock R. Munger 1% 96% Walk
t6 4-0 0 1-3 R MLN D. Rice R. Munger 2% 98% Double to LF; Thomson Scores; Adcock to 3B
t6 5-0 0 -23 O MLN J. Logan R. Munger -1% 97% Popfly: 2B
t6 5-0 1 -23 O MLN B. Buhl R. Munger -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 5-0 2 -23 RR MLN D. O'Connell R. Munger 3% 99% Single to RF; Adcock Scores; Rice Scores; O'Connell to 2B/Adv on E9 (throw to Hm)
t6 7-0 2 -2- MLN B. Bruton R. Munger 0% 99% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); O'Connell to 3B
t6 7-0 2 1-3 MLN E. Mathews R. Munger 0% 99% Walk; Bruton to 2B
t6 7-0 2 123 O MLN H. Aaron R. Munger -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 7, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-7, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 1-2-3
Frank Torre replaces Joe Adcock playing 1B batting 6th
b6 0-7 0 --- PIT E. O'Brien B. Buhl -1% 98% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
b6 0-7 0 1-- R PIT B. Virdon B. Buhl -3% 95% Triple (LF-CF); O'Brien Scores
b6 1-7 0 --3 RO PIT L. Walls B. Buhl 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B; Virdon Scores
b6 2-7 1 --- O PIT D. Long B. Buhl 1% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 2-7 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente B. Buhl 0% 97% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 7, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 7-2, Pirates' Red Munger facing 5-6-7
t7 7-2 0 --- O MLN B. Thomson R. Munger -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 7-2 1 --- O MLN F. Torre R. Munger -0% 97% Flyball: LF
t7 7-2 2 --- MLN D. Rice R. Munger 0% 97% Triple to CF
t7 7-2 2 --3 O MLN J. Logan R. Munger -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 7, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-7, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 6-7-8
b7 2-7 0 --- O PIT F. Thomas B. Buhl 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 2-7 1 --- O PIT H. Foiles B. Buhl 1% 98% Popfly: 2B
b7 2-7 2 --- PIT J. O'Brien B. Buhl -0% 98% Single to SS
Dick Cole pinch hits for Red Munger (P) batting 9th
b7 2-7 2 1-- PIT D. Cole B. Buhl -1% 97% Walk; O'Brien to 2B
Jerry Lynch pinch hits for Eddie O'Brien (SS) batting 1st
b7 2-7 2 12- O PIT J. Lynch B. Buhl 2% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 7, Pirates 2.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 7-2, Pirates' Jack McMahan facing 9-1-2
Jack McMahan replaces Jerry Lynch (PH) pitching and batting 1st
Dick Cole moves from PH to SS
t8 7-2 0 --- O MLN B. Buhl J. McMahan -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 7-2 1 --- MLN D. O'Connell J. McMahan 0% 99% Walk
t8 7-2 1 1-- O MLN B. Bruton J. McMahan -0% 98% Strikeout
t8 7-2 2 1-- MLN E. Mathews J. McMahan 0% 99% Single to RF; O'Connell to 3B
t8 7-2 2 1-3 O MLN H. Aaron J. McMahan -0% 98% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 7, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-7, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 2-3-4
Felix Mantilla replaces Johnny Logan playing SS batting 8th
b8 2-7 0 --- PIT B. Virdon B. Buhl -1% 97% Single to CF
b8 2-7 0 1-- O PIT L. Walls B. Buhl 1% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b8 2-7 1 1-- O PIT D. Long B. Buhl 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 2-7 2 1-- O PIT R. Clemente B. Buhl 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 7, Pirates 2.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 7-2, Pirates' Jack McMahan facing 5-6-7
t9 7-2 0 --- O MLN B. Thomson J. McMahan -0% 99% Strikeout
t9 7-2 1 --- O MLN F. Torre J. McMahan -0% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 7-2 2 --- MLN D. Rice J. McMahan 0% 99% Single to LF
t9 7-2 2 1-- O MLN F. Mantilla J. McMahan -0% 99% Popfly: 2B (Short CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 7, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-7, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 6-7-8
b9 2-7 0 --- O PIT F. Thomas B. Buhl 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
b9 2-7 1 --- O PIT H. Foiles B. Buhl 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b9 2-7 2 --- O PIT J. O'Brien B. Buhl 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 7, Pirates 2.

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