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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CHW
10
1
WSH
@CLE
3
11
BAL
@DET
2
6
BOS
@KCA
6
9
CIN
@BRO
1
2
MLN
@NYG
7
4
STL
@PHI
8
7
 
(10)
CHC
@PIT
8
9
Wednesday, July 25, 1956,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 12,861, Time of Game: 2:20
Cubs
8
39-48
 Lost 2 
6th, 16 GB
at Pirates
9
42-47
 Won 2 
5th, 14 GB
W: Nellie King (4-1)
L: Jim Brosnan (3-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  7  1    8 14  1
Pirates         0  0  0   2  1  1   0  1  4    9 13  1
RetroSheet has deduced an incomplete play-by-play account of this game.

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS PO A
Solly Drake CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .205 .284 .329 .613 1 0
Gene Baker 2B 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .260 .316 .390 .706 5 4
Dee Fondy 1B 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .284 .294 .390 .685 11 1
Ernie Banks SS 5 2 4 0 0 0 5 .303 .368 .566 .933 2 6
Walt Moryn RF 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .281 .349 .442 .791 2 0 2B
Jim King LF 4 1 1 1 1 2 5 .250 .307 .442 .749 1 0 IW
Eddie Miksis 3B 5 1 1 2 0 3 5 .247 .308 .401 .709 0 4 2B
Hobie Landrith C 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .228 .325 .353 .679 2 0 2B
Warren Hacker P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .158 .158 .158 .316 0 0
   Vito Valentinetti P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .176 .125 .301 0 0
   Don Hoak PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .224 .285 .324 .608
   Jerry Kindall PR 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
   Turk Lown P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .385 .467 .769 1.236 0 0
   Jim Brosnan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .300 .500 0 0
Team Totals 42 8 14 8 1 12 43 .333 .349 .405 .754 24 15
2B: W Moryn (14); E Miksis (8); H Landrith (8).
IBB: J King (3).
TB: E Banks 4; W Moryn 3; D Fondy 2; H Landrith 2; E Miksis 2; J King; W Hacker; D Hoak; S Drake.
RBI: E Miksis 2 (25); H Landrith 2 (22); W Moryn 2 (41); J King (30); D Fondy (32).
Team LOB: 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Baker-E Banks-D Fondy.
E: S Drake (1).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS PO A
Bill Virdon CF 5 1 4 0 0 0 5 .297 .349 .421 .770 4 0 2B
Bob Skinner LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .223 .307 .364 .670 3 0 GDP,IW
   Dick Cole 3B 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .206 .289 .265 .554 0 0
Roberto Clemente RF 4 2 2 5 0 0 5 .303 .329 .440 .769 0 0 HR,SF
Dale Long 1B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .293 .354 .552 .906 5 0 HR
Frank Thomas 3B-LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .285 .332 .476 .808 0 1 2B
Jack Shepard C 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .256 .302 .450 .752 13 0 2·2B
Eddie O'Brien SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .297 .316 .324 .640 2 0
Bill Mazeroski 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .193 .246 .263 .509 0 2
   Jerry Lynch PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .125 .250 .375
   Johnny O'Brien 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .215 .182 .397 0 1
Bob Friend P 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .164 .177 .213 .391 0 0
   Roy Face P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .211 .211 .421 0 0
   Nellie King P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
   Hank Foiles PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .197 .239 .348 .588
Team Totals 35 9 13 9 3 1 39 .371 .410 .657 1.067 27 4
2B: B Virdon (13); F Thomas (16); J Shepard 2 (10).
HR: R Clemente (6); D Long (20).
SF: R Clemente (3).
IBB: B Skinner (1).
TB: J Shepard 5; B Virdon 5; R Clemente 5; D Long 4; F Thomas 2; E O'Brien; B Friend.
GIDP: B Skinner (4).
RBI: R Clemente 5 (37); D Long 2 (62); E O'Brien (3); J Shepard (19).
Team LOB: 6.
Fielding
E: B Skinner (2).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc
Warren Hacker 5 9 4 4 1 0 1 5.45 24 32
Vito Valentinetti 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.06 6
Turk Lown 1 3 4 4 2 0 0 3.63 8
Jim Brosnan, L (3-5) 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.28 1
Team Totals 8 13 9 9 3 1 2 10.12 39 32

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc
Bob Friend 7.1 8 4 4 0 9 0 3.30 31 55
Roy Face 1.1 6 4 4 1 2 0 2.80 11
Nellie King, W (4-1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.17 1
Team Totals 9 14 8 8 1 12 0 8.00 43 55
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Face (9); W Hacker (8).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Engeln, 1B - Larry Goetz, 2B - Frank Dascoli, 3B - Frank Secory.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: 12,861.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Solly Drake CF 1 Bill Virdon CF
2 Gene Baker 2B 2 Bob Skinner LF
3 Dee Fondy 1B 3 Roberto Clemente RF
4 Ernie Banks SS 4 Dale Long 1B
5 Walt Moryn RF 5 Frank Thomas 3B
6 Jim King LF 6 Jack Shepard C
7 Eddie Miksis 3B 7 Eddie O'Brien SS
8 Hobie Landrith C 8 Bill Mazeroski 2B
9 Warren Hacker P 9 Bob Friend P

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