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BOS
@CHW
2
11
BOS
@CHW
3
6
BAL
@CLE
0
3
BAL
@CLE
0
4
WSH
@DET
0
6
WSH
@DET
4
1
NYY
@KCA
5
3
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@BRO
0
1
CHC
@BRO
4
2
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@NYG
3
2
 
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@PHI
2
5
CIN
@PIT
6
1
CIN
@PIT
3
2
Sunday, July 29, 1956,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:09
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Reds
6
55-39
 Won 3 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Pirates
1
43-50
 Lost 3 
5th, 15 GB
W: Brooks Lawrence (15-2)
L: Bob Friend (12-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            1  0  0   1  0  0   4  0  0    6  9  0
Pirates         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  4  2

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .283 .354 .344 .698 0.156 0.83 0.171 -0.015 1.6 2 2
Wally Post RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .241 .296 .476 .772 0.024 0.89 0.066 -0.042 -0.1 3 0
Frank Robinson LF 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 .298 .395 .569 .965 -0.138 0.87 0.014 -0.152 -2.1 3 0 GDP
Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 1 3 2 1 0 5 .301 .354 .548 .902 0.143 1.02 0.183 -0.041 2.3 9 0
   Hal Jeffcoat PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .200 .211 .411 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   George Crowe 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .296 .507 .803 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Gus Bell CF 3 0 1 2 2 0 5 .282 .356 .508 .864 0.051 0.81 0.094 -0.043 2.2 3 0
Ed Bailey C 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .321 .403 .563 .965 0.047 0.70 0.088 -0.041 -0.2 4 0
Ray Jablonski 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .254 .336 .437 .773 -0.069 0.65 0.000 -0.069 -1.3 0 1
   Rocky Bridges 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Roy McMillan SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .274 .356 .361 .718 -0.007 0.70 0.036 -0.043 -0.4 1 3
Brooks Lawrence P 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 .176 .200 .255 .455 -0.001 0.92 0.053 -0.054 -0.2 1 4 SH
Team Totals 35 6 9 6 6 3 42 .257 .366 .257 .623 0.206 0.83 0.705 -0.500 1.8 27 11
SH: B Lawrence (4, off B Friend).
TB: T Kluszewski 3; J Temple 2; R McMillan; E Bailey; W Post; G Bell.
GIDP: F Robinson (6).
RBI: G Bell 2 (53); T Kluszewski 2 (69); J Temple (30); E Bailey (41).
2-out RBI: T Kluszewski.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 14.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: F Robinson (3rd base by N King).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Virdon CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .296 .347 .417 .764 -0.080 0.80 0.000 -0.080 -0.8 4 0
Lee Walls LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .294 .354 .488 .842 0.067 0.77 0.114 -0.047 0.4 5 0 3B
Roberto Clemente RF 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .299 .325 .443 .768 -0.052 0.69 0.000 -0.052 -0.5 1 0 SF
Dale Long 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .291 .349 .556 .905 -0.055 0.56 0.000 -0.055 -0.7 6 1
Frank Thomas 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .285 .330 .475 .805 0.009 0.48 0.028 -0.019 0.0 1 4
Hank Foiles C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .200 .241 .348 .590 0.022 0.93 0.056 -0.034 0.0 4 0
Eddie O'Brien SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .298 .313 .319 .632 -0.050 1.59 0.000 -0.050 -0.4 3 2 SH
   Jerry Lynch PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .278 .444 0.014 0.29 0.014 0.000 0.4
   Dick Cole SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .286 .261 .547 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Bill Mazeroski 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .188 .233 .246 .479 -0.080 1.52 0.000 -0.080 -0.6 2 2
   Bob Skinner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .220 .300 .348 .648 -0.013 0.60 0.000 -0.013 -0.3
   Johnny O'Brien 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .215 .182 .397 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bob Friend P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .159 .172 .206 .378 -0.069 1.29 0.000 -0.069 -0.5 1 1
   Fred Waters P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.008 0.35 0.000 -0.008 -0.2 0 0
   Nellie King P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 29 1 4 1 0 2 31 .138 .133 .207 .340 -0.295 0.82 0.212 -0.507 -3.2 27 12
3B: L Walls (8, off B Lawrence).
SF: R Clemente (4, off B Lawrence).
SH: E O'Brien (3, off B Lawrence).
TB: L Walls 3; J Lynch; F Thomas; H Foiles.
RBI: R Clemente (39).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Thomas-B Mazeroski-D Long.
E: D Long (12); E O'Brien (3).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Brooks Lawrence, W (15-2) 9 4 1 1 0 2 0 3.32 31 77 0.295 0.82 3.2
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 0 2 0 1.00 31 77 0.295 0.82 3.2

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Friend, L (12-9) 6.1 9 6 5 3 3 0 3.42 32 33 -0.218 1.08 -3.6
Fred Waters 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 2.61 9 2 0 0.010 0.06 0.3
Nellie King 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.08 1 3 0 0.003 0.10 1.5
Team Totals 9 9 6 5 6 3 0 5.00 42 33 5 0 -0.205 0.83 -1.8
Balks: None.
WP: B Friend (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: N King (1; F Robinson, 3rd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Artie Gore, 1B - Bill Jackowski, 2B - Vic Delmore, 3B - Jocko Conlan.
Time of Game: 2:09.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Johnny Temple 2B 1 Bill Virdon CF
2 Wally Post RF 2 Lee Walls LF
3 Frank Robinson LF 3 Roberto Clemente RF
4 Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 Dale Long 1B
5 Gus Bell CF 5 Frank Thomas 3B
6 Ed Bailey C 6 Hank Foiles C
7 Ray Jablonski 3B 7 Eddie O'Brien SS
8 Roy McMillan SS 8 Bill Mazeroski 2B
9 Brooks Lawrence P 9 Bob Friend P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-2 0 --- PIT L. Walls B. Lawrence -11% 59% Triple
t5 2-1 0 12- OO CIN F. Robinson B. Friend -10% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Temple to 3B
t1 0-0 2 -2- R CIN T. Kluszewski B. Friend 10% 58% Single; Temple Scores
t7 2-1 0 12- R CIN J. Temple B. Friend 9% 88% Single; McMillan Scores; Lawrence to 2B
t4 1-0 0 12- R CIN E. Bailey B. Friend 9% 81% Single; Kluszewski Scores; Bell to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CIN J. Temple B. Friend 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CIN W. Post B. Friend -3% 50% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CIN F. Robinson B. Friend -3% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- CIN T. Kluszewski B. Friend 1% 49% Wild Pitch; Temple to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- R CIN T. Kluszewski B. Friend 10% 58% Single; Temple Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- O CIN G. Bell B. Friend -2% 56% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O PIT B. Virdon B. Lawrence 2% 58% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-1 1 --- O PIT L. Walls B. Lawrence 2% 60% Flyball: RF
b1 0-1 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente B. Lawrence 1% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O CIN E. Bailey B. Friend -2% 59% Strikeout
t2 1-0 1 --- O CIN R. Jablonski B. Friend -1% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- O CIN R. McMillan B. Friend -1% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O PIT D. Long B. Lawrence 2% 59% Flyball: RF
b2 0-1 1 --- PIT F. Thomas B. Lawrence -3% 56% Single
b2 0-1 1 1-- O PIT H. Foiles B. Lawrence 3% 60% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-1 2 1-- O PIT E. O'Brien B. Lawrence 3% 62% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- O CIN B. Lawrence B. Friend -2% 60% Flyball: LF
t3 1-0 1 --- O CIN J. Temple B. Friend -1% 58% Groundout: 2B-P
t3 1-0 2 --- CIN W. Post B. Friend 1% 60% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Post to 1B
t3 1-0 2 1-- O CIN F. Robinson B. Friend -2% 57% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski B. Lawrence 3% 60% Flyball: SS
b3 0-1 1 --- O PIT B. Friend B. Lawrence 2% 62% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- O PIT B. Virdon B. Lawrence 1% 63% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- CIN T. Kluszewski B. Friend 4% 67% Single
t4 1-0 0 1-- CIN G. Bell B. Friend 5% 72% Walk; Kluszewski to 2B
t4 1-0 0 12- R CIN E. Bailey B. Friend 9% 81% Single; Kluszewski Scores; Bell to 2B
t4 2-0 0 12- O CIN R. Jablonski B. Friend -4% 77% Strikeout
t4 2-0 1 12- O CIN R. McMillan B. Friend -3% 74% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-0 2 12- O CIN B. Lawrence B. Friend -3% 71% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- PIT L. Walls B. Lawrence -11% 59% Triple
b4 0-2 0 --3 RO PIT R. Clemente B. Lawrence 2% 61% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Walls Scores
b4 1-2 1 --- O PIT D. Long B. Lawrence 2% 63% Groundout: P-1B
b4 1-2 2 --- O PIT F. Thomas B. Lawrence 1% 65% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- CIN J. Temple B. Friend 4% 69% Single
t5 2-1 0 1-- CIN W. Post B. Friend 5% 74% Single; Temple to 2B
t5 2-1 0 12- OO CIN F. Robinson B. Friend -10% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Temple to 3B
t5 2-1 2 --3 O CIN T. Kluszewski B. Friend -4% 60% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 6-7-8
b5 1-2 0 --- PIT H. Foiles B. Lawrence -6% 54% Single
b5 1-2 0 1-- O PIT E. O'Brien B. Lawrence 3% 57% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Foiles to 2B
b5 1-2 1 -2- O PIT B. Mazeroski B. Lawrence 5% 62% Flyball: LF
b5 1-2 2 -2- O PIT B. Friend B. Lawrence 5% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 5-6-7
t6 2-1 0 --- O CIN G. Bell B. Friend -2% 65% Flyball: CF
t6 2-1 1 --- O CIN E. Bailey B. Friend -2% 63% Flyball: CF
t6 2-1 2 --- O CIN R. Jablonski B. Friend -1% 62% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 1-2-3
b6 1-2 0 --- O PIT B. Virdon B. Lawrence 4% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-2 1 --- O PIT L. Walls B. Lawrence 3% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-2 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente B. Lawrence 2% 71% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 8-9-1
t7 2-1 0 --- CIN R. McMillan B. Friend 4% 74% Single
t7 2-1 0 1-- CIN B. Lawrence B. Friend 5% 79% Reached on E3/Sacrifice Bunt; McMillan to 2B; Lawrence to 1B
t7 2-1 0 12- R CIN J. Temple B. Friend 9% 88% Single; McMillan Scores; Lawrence to 2B
t7 3-1 0 12- O CIN W. Post B. Friend -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Lawrence to 3B
t7 3-1 1 1-3 CIN F. Robinson B. Friend 1% 89% Walk; Post to 2B
t7 3-1 1 123 R CIN T. Kluszewski B. Friend 5% 94% Single; Lawrence Scores/unER; Post to 3B; Robinson to 2B
t7 4-1 1 123 RR CIN G. Bell B. Friend 4% 98% Single; Post Scores; Robinson Scores; Kluszewski to 2B
Fred Waters replaces Bob Friend pitching and batting 9th
t7 6-1 1 12- O CIN E. Bailey F. Waters -0% 97% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Kluszewski to 3B
t7 6-1 2 1-3 O CIN R. Jablonski F. Waters -1% 97% Flyball: SS
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Reds 6, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-6, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 4-5-6
Rocky Bridges replaces Ray Jablonski playing 3B batting 7th
b7 1-6 0 --- O PIT D. Long B. Lawrence 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 1-6 1 --- O PIT F. Thomas B. Lawrence 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 1-6 2 --- O PIT H. Foiles B. Lawrence 0% 99% Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 6, Pirates 1.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 6-1, Pirates' Fred Waters facing 8-9-1
t8 6-1 0 --- O CIN R. McMillan F. Waters -0% 98% Flyball: LF
t8 6-1 1 --- O CIN B. Lawrence F. Waters -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 6-1 2 --- O CIN J. Temple F. Waters -0% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 6, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-6, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 7-8-9
Jerry Lynch pinch hits for Eddie O'Brien (SS) batting 7th
b8 1-6 0 --- PIT J. Lynch B. Lawrence -1% 97% Single
Bob Skinner pinch hits for Bill Mazeroski (2B) batting 8th
b8 1-6 0 1-- O PIT B. Skinner B. Lawrence 1% 98% Flyball: LF
b8 1-6 1 1-- O PIT F. Waters B. Lawrence 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B; Lynch to 2B
b8 1-6 2 -2- O PIT B. Virdon B. Lawrence 1% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 6, Pirates 1.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Ahead 6-1, Pirates' Fred Waters facing 2-3-4
Johnny O'Brien replaces Bob Skinner (PH) playing 2B batting 8th
Dick Cole replaces Jerry Lynch (PH) playing SS batting 7th
t9 6-1 0 --- O CIN W. Post F. Waters -0% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 6-1 1 --- CIN F. Robinson F. Waters 0% 99% Walk
t9 6-1 1 1-- CIN T. Kluszewski F. Waters 0% 100% Walk; Robinson to 2B
Hal Jeffcoat pinch runs for Ted Kluszewski (1B) batting 4th
t9 6-1 1 12- CIN G. Bell F. Waters 0% 100% Walk; Jeffcoat to 2B; Robinson to 3B
Nellie King replaces Fred Waters pitching and batting 9th
t9 6-1 1 123 O CIN E. Bailey N. King -0% 99% Robinson Picked off 3B (P-SS-3B)
t9 6-1 2 12- O CIN E. Bailey N. King -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 6, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-6, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 2-3-4
George Crowe replaces Hal Jeffcoat (PR) playing 1B batting 4th
b9 1-6 0 --- O PIT L. Walls B. Lawrence 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 1-6 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente B. Lawrence 0% 100% Popfly: 3B
b9 1-6 2 --- O PIT D. Long B. Lawrence 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 6, Pirates 1.

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