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Standings
BAL
@CHW
1
6
WSH
@CLE
4
0
NYY
@DET
6
5
BOS
@KCA
3
5
LAD
@CIN
5
1
SFG
@MLN
4
7
CHC
@PHI
3
4
STL
@PIT
3
5
Wednesday, June 3, 1959,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 16,857, Time of Game: 2:16
Cardinals
3
19-28
 Lost 4 
7th, 11 GB
at Pirates
5
27-22
 Won 5 
3rd, 4 GB
W: Bob Friend (2-7)
S: Roy Face (5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  1  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    3  7  1
Pirates         0  0  0   0  1  0   0  4  X    5  9  0

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Blasingame 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .278 .364 .371 .735 0.065 1.05 0.104 -0.040 0.4 3 1
Gino Cimoli CF-RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .313 .372 .500 .872 -0.140 1.52 0.000 -0.140 -1.3 2 0 SH,GDP
Stan Musial 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .239 .360 .366 .725 -0.031 1.22 0.025 -0.056 -0.3 6 0 IW
   Curt Flood CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .308 .267 .574 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ken Boyer 3B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .282 .356 .508 .865 0.276 1.51 0.331 -0.056 1.6 1 3 3B
Bill White LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .323 .357 .534 .890 -0.078 0.86 0.012 -0.091 -0.8 2 0
Joe Cunningham RF-1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .333 .451 .463 .914 0.042 0.80 0.087 -0.046 -0.0 3 0 2B
Hal Smith C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .291 .318 .453 .772 0.111 1.35 0.195 -0.084 0.9 5 0 2B
   Bobby Smith PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .216 .320 .536 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Lee Tate SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .184 .262 .342 .604 -0.035 1.32 0.013 -0.047 -0.4 1 2 IW
   Solly Hemus PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .526 .333 .860 -0.063 2.85 0.000 -0.063 -0.4
Vinegar Bend Mizell P 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .243 .263 .324 .587 -0.083 1.42 0.013 -0.096 -0.5 1 2
   Lindy McDaniel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .222 .067 .289 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   George Crowe PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .316 .350 .579 .929 -0.083 2.05 0.000 -0.083 -0.5
Team Totals 31 3 7 3 4 2 36 .226 .314 .355 .669 -0.019 1.29 0.780 -0.802 -1.4 24 8
2B: H Smith (8, off B Friend); J Cunningham (6, off B Friend).
3B: K Boyer (3, off B Friend).
SH: G Cimoli (4, off B Friend).
IBB: L Tate (1, by B Friend); S Musial (1, by B Friend).
TB: H Smith 3; K Boyer 3; J Cunningham 3; B White; D Blasingame.
GIDP: G Cimoli (6).
RBI: K Boyer 2 (35); H Smith (26).
2-out RBI: H Smith.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
E: B White (5).

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 .259 .285 .368 .653 -0.129 1.18 0.000 -0.129 -0.9 2 1
Dick Groat SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .255 .301 .321 .622 -0.121 1.20 0.000 -0.121 -0.8 3 6
Roman Mejias RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .245 .330 .304 .634 0.052 0.83 0.086 -0.034 0.3 1 0
Dick Stuart 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .257 .354 .523 .877 0.034 1.39 0.097 -0.063 -0.0 14 1
   Joe Christopher PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .083 .000 .083 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Rocky Nelson 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .296 .311 .607 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Bob Skinner LF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .274 .356 .490 .846 0.278 1.79 0.309 -0.031 1.6 2 0
Bill Mazeroski 2B 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .249 .278 .386 .664 0.467 2.68 0.564 -0.096 2.0 0 4 3B,2B
Don Hoak 3B 2 0 0 2 1 0 4 .284 .375 .426 .801 0.031 1.35 0.082 -0.051 0.1 1 3 SF
Hank Foiles C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .175 .233 .300 .533 -0.106 1.10 0.000 -0.106 -0.8 2 0
Bob Friend P 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 .304 .333 .304 .638 -0.028 1.12 0.016 -0.044 -0.2 1 2 SH
   Roy Face P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 5 9 5 2 5 35 .290 .324 .387 .711 0.478 1.41 1.154 -0.675 1.1 27 17
2B: B Mazeroski (8, off V Mizell).
3B: B Mazeroski (2, off L McDaniel).
SF: D Hoak (4, off V Mizell).
SH: B Friend (4, off V Mizell).
TB: B Mazeroski 5; B Skinner 2; R Mejias 2; D Stuart 2; B Friend.
RBI: D Hoak 2 (19); B Mazeroski 2 (21); B Skinner (25).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Mazeroski-D Groat-D Stuart; B Virdon-R Nelson.
Outfield Assists: B Virdon (B Smith at 1st base).

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vinegar Bend Mizell, L (6-2) 7.1 8 4 4 2 5 0 3.59 32 49 -0.036 1.35 0.7
Lindy McDaniel, BS (1) 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 0 3.76 3 2 2 -0.443 2.12 -1.8
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 2 5 0 5.62 35 49 2 2 -0.479 1.41 -1.1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Friend, W (2-7) 8 7 3 3 4 2 0 6.14 34 54 -0.125 1.22 0.5
Roy Face, S (5) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.72 2 1 0 0.146 2.45 0.9
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 4 2 0 3.00 36 54 1 0 0.021 1.29 1.4
B Friend faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Friend 2 (5; L Tate, S Musial).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jocko Conlan, 1B - Ken Burkhart, 2B - Tony Venzon, 3B - Augie Donatelli.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: 16,857.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

St.Louis Cardinals         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Don Blasingame 2B 1 Bill Virdon CF
2 Gino Cimoli CF 2 Dick Groat SS
3 Stan Musial 1B 3 Roman Mejias RF
4 Ken Boyer 3B 4 Dick Stuart 1B
5 Bill White LF 5 Bob Skinner LF
6 Joe Cunningham RF 6 Bill Mazeroski 2B
7 Hal Smith C 7 Don Hoak 3B
8 Lee Tate SS 8 Hank Foiles C
9 Vinegar Bend Mizel P 9 Bob Friend P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 2-3 1 1-3 RR PIT B. Mazeroski L. McDaniel 42% 91% Triple to CF; Christopher Scores; Skinner Scores
t8 1-1 1 12- RR STL K. Boyer B. Friend -33% 10% Triple to LF; Blasingame Scores; Musial Scores
b8 1-3 1 12- R PIT B. Skinner V. Mizell 24% 49% Single to CF; Mejias Scores; Christopher to 3B
b5 0-1 0 --- PIT B. Mazeroski V. Mizell 14% 55% Double to LF; Mazeroski to 3B/Adv on E7
t2 0-0 2 1-- R STL H. Smith B. Friend -12% 41% Double to RF; Cunningham Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- STL D. Blasingame B. Friend -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO STL G. Cimoli B. Friend 7% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O STL S. Musial B. Friend 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Virdon V. Mizell -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT D. Groat V. Mizell -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Mejias V. Mizell -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O STL K. Boyer B. Friend 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O STL B. White B. Friend 2% 54% Popfly: 3B
t2 0-0 2 --- STL J. Cunningham B. Friend -1% 53% Single to CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- R STL H. Smith B. Friend -12% 41% Double to RF; Cunningham Scores
t2 1-0 2 -2- O STL L. Tate B. Friend 3% 44% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O PIT D. Stuart V. Mizell -3% 41% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-1 1 --- PIT B. Skinner V. Mizell 3% 44% Walk
b2 0-1 1 1-- O PIT B. Mazeroski V. Mizell -2% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B; Skinner to 2B
b2 0-1 2 -2- O PIT D. Hoak V. Mizell -4% 38% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- O STL V. Mizell B. Friend 2% 40% Strikeout
t3 1-0 1 --- O STL D. Blasingame B. Friend 2% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- O STL G. Cimoli B. Friend 1% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O PIT H. Foiles V. Mizell -3% 40% Flyball: CF
b3 0-1 1 --- O PIT B. Friend V. Mizell -2% 38% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 --- O PIT B. Virdon V. Mizell -1% 37% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- O STL S. Musial B. Friend 2% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- O STL K. Boyer B. Friend 2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- STL B. White B. Friend -1% 40% Single to P
t4 1-0 2 1-- O STL J. Cunningham B. Friend 2% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- O PIT D. Groat V. Mizell -3% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- PIT R. Mejias V. Mizell 3% 42% Single to CF
b4 0-1 1 1-- O PIT D. Stuart V. Mizell -4% 39% Flyball: RF
b4 0-1 2 1-- O PIT B. Skinner V. Mizell -3% 36% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 7-8-9
t5 1-0 0 --- O STL H. Smith B. Friend 2% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-0 1 --- O STL L. Tate B. Friend 2% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-0 2 --- STL V. Mizell B. Friend -1% 38% Walk
t5 1-0 2 1-- O STL D. Blasingame B. Friend 2% 41% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- PIT B. Mazeroski V. Mizell 14% 55% Double to LF; Mazeroski to 3B/Adv on E7
b5 0-1 0 --3 RO PIT D. Hoak V. Mizell -1% 54% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Mazeroski Scores
b5 1-1 1 --- O PIT H. Foiles V. Mizell -2% 51% Strikeout
b5 1-1 2 --- PIT B. Friend V. Mizell 2% 53% Single to CF
b5 1-1 2 1-- O PIT B. Virdon V. Mizell -3% 50% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 1.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 2-3-4
t6 1-1 0 --- O STL G. Cimoli B. Friend 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-1 1 --- O STL S. Musial B. Friend 2% 56% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 1-1 2 --- O STL K. Boyer B. Friend 2% 57% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 2-3-4
b6 1-1 0 --- O PIT D. Groat V. Mizell -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-1 1 --- O PIT R. Mejias V. Mizell -2% 52% Popfly: 3B
b6 1-1 2 --- PIT D. Stuart V. Mizell 2% 54% Single to LF
b6 1-1 2 1-- PIT B. Skinner V. Mizell 4% 58% Single to RF; Stuart to 3B
b6 1-1 2 1-3 O PIT B. Mazeroski V. Mizell -8% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 1.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 5-6-7
t7 1-1 0 --- O STL B. White B. Friend 4% 54% Lineout: SS
t7 1-1 1 --- STL J. Cunningham B. Friend -7% 46% Double to LF
t7 1-1 1 -2- O STL H. Smith B. Friend 6% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B; Cunningham stays at 2B
t7 1-1 2 -2- STL L. Tate B. Friend -1% 51% Intentional Walk
t7 1-1 2 12- O STL V. Mizell B. Friend 7% 59% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 7-8-9
b7 1-1 0 --- PIT D. Hoak V. Mizell 6% 64% Walk
b7 1-1 0 1-- O PIT H. Foiles V. Mizell -5% 59% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b7 1-1 1 1-- O PIT B. Friend V. Mizell -3% 56% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted/Sacrifice; Foiles to 2B
b7 1-1 2 -2- O PIT B. Virdon V. Mizell -6% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 1.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 1-2-3
t8 1-1 0 --- STL D. Blasingame B. Friend -7% 43% Single to CF
t8 1-1 0 1-- O STL G. Cimoli B. Friend 2% 46% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Blasingame to 2B
t8 1-1 1 -2- STL S. Musial B. Friend -2% 43% Intentional Walk
t8 1-1 1 12- RR STL K. Boyer B. Friend -33% 10% Triple to LF; Blasingame Scores; Musial Scores
t8 3-1 1 --3 O STL B. White B. Friend 4% 13% Popfly: SS
t8 3-1 2 --3 O STL J. Cunningham B. Friend 2% 16% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 2-3-4
Joe Cunningham moves from RF to 1B
Curt Flood replaces Stan Musial (1B) playing CF batting 3rd
Gino Cimoli moves from CF to RF
b8 1-3 0 --- O PIT D. Groat V. Mizell -4% 11% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-3 1 --- PIT R. Mejias V. Mizell 5% 17% Single to 2B
b8 1-3 1 1-- PIT D. Stuart V. Mizell 8% 25% Single to LF; Mejias to 2B
Joe Christopher pinch runs for Dick Stuart (1B) batting 4th
b8 1-3 1 12- R PIT B. Skinner V. Mizell 24% 49% Single to CF; Mejias Scores; Christopher to 3B
Lindy McDaniel replaces Vinegar Bend Mizell pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-3 1 1-3 RR PIT B. Mazeroski L. McDaniel 42% 91% Triple to CF; Christopher Scores; Skinner Scores
b8 4-3 1 --3 RO PIT D. Hoak L. McDaniel 3% 93% Groundout: SS-1B; Mazeroski Scores
b8 5-3 2 --- O PIT H. Foiles L. McDaniel -0% 93% Popfly: 2B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Pirates 5.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 7-8-9
Rocky Nelson replaces Joe Christopher (PR) playing 1B batting 4th
t9 3-5 0 --- STL H. Smith B. Friend -7% 85% Single to CF
Roy Face replaces Bob Friend pitching and batting 9th
Solly Hemus pinch hits for Lee Tate (SS) batting 8th
Bobby Smith pinch runs for Hal Smith (C) batting 7th
t9 3-5 0 1-- O STL S. Hemus R. Face 6% 92% Flyball: CF
George Crowe pinch hits for Lindy McDaniel (P) batting 9th
t9 3-5 1 1-- OO STL G. Crowe R. Face 8% 100% Double Play: Flyball: CF-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Pirates 5.

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