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BOS
@CHW
4
9
BOS
@CHW
4
2
NYY
@CLE
5
7
NYY
@CLE
4
3
WSH
@DET
4
6
BAL
@KCA
3
0
SFG
@CIN
5
3
SFG
@CIN
1
7
LAD
@MLN
2
8
STL
@PHI
9
11
STL
@PHI
2
0
CHC
@PIT
4
2
CHC
@PIT
1
0
Sunday, June 7, 1959,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 32,078, Time of Game: 2:20
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Cubs
1
28-25
 Won 5 
3rd, 4 GB
at Pirates
0
28-26
 Lost 4 
4th, 4½ GB
L: Bob Friend (2-8)
S: Don Elston (10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  5  1
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Taylor 2B 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .303 .356 .414 .770 0.031 0.73 0.064 -0.033 0.3 4 5
George Altman CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .213 .299 .369 .668 -0.088 0.93 0.000 -0.088 -0.8 2 0
Lee Walls RF 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .253 .333 .363 .696 -0.031 0.92 0.046 -0.077 -0.1 4 0 2B
Ernie Banks SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .286 .352 .552 .904 -0.097 0.83 0.000 -0.097 -1.0 2 3
Dale Long 1B 4 1 2 0 0 2 4 .278 .338 .524 .862 0.057 0.77 0.094 -0.037 0.4 10 0 2B
Walt Moryn LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .232 .319 .389 .708 0.050 1.17 0.145 -0.095 0.2 0 0 2B
   Bobby Thomson LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .331 .458 .789 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Sammy Taylor C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .234 .294 .347 .641 -0.041 1.09 0.026 -0.067 -0.4 5 0
Johnny Goryl 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .231 .268 .436 .704 -0.128 1.30 0.000 -0.128 -1.2 0 2 GDP
Elmer Singleton P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.070 0.93 0.000 -0.070 -0.7 0 1
   Bill Henry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Don Elston P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 5 1 2 11 33 .161 .212 .258 .470 -0.317 0.95 0.375 -0.692 -3.4 27 11
2B: D Long (6, off B Friend); W Moryn (8, off B Friend); L Walls (10, off R Face).
TB: D Long 3; L Walls 2; W Moryn 2; S Taylor.
GIDP: J Goryl (3).
RBI: W Moryn (19).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Goryl-T Taylor-D Long.
E: D Long (3).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roman Mejias RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .227 .303 .303 .606 -0.034 0.67 0.000 -0.034 -0.3 0 0
   Smoky Burgess PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .348 .402 .633 1.035 -0.111 4.44 0.000 -0.111 -0.8
   Joe Christopher RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .083 .000 .083 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ted Kluszewski PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .338 .373 .535 .909 0.094 3.33 0.094 0.000 0.4
   Vern Law PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .233 .345 .578 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   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
Bill Virdon CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .264 .297 .387 .684 -0.165 2.16 0.024 -0.189 -0.7 1 0
Dick Groat SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .265 .308 .335 .643 -0.115 1.97 0.045 -0.159 -0.5 2 5
Dick Stuart 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .242 .345 .500 .845 -0.224 1.81 0.000 -0.224 -1.2 7 0 GDP
Bob Skinner LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .287 .365 .489 .854 -0.016 1.40 0.055 -0.072 -0.1 1 0
   Harry Bright LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .308 .583 .891 -0.063 2.58 0.000 -0.063 -0.2 0 0
Bill Mazeroski 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .248 .284 .393 .677 -0.122 1.52 0.000 -0.122 -0.6 3 4 SH
Don Hoak 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .287 .373 .426 .799 0.039 1.09 0.074 -0.035 0.3 1 1
Hank Foiles C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .163 .217 .279 .496 -0.189 2.11 0.000 -0.189 -1.1 11 0
Bob Friend P 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .292 .346 .292 .638 0.018 1.73 0.036 -0.018 0.1 0 0
   Rocky Nelson PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .196 .316 .304 .620 0.070 1.83 0.070 0.000 0.3
   Dick Schofield PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .357 .436 .793 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 29 0 3 0 3 4 33 .103 .188 .103 .291 -0.818 1.84 0.398 -1.216 -4.4 27 10
SH: B Mazeroski (5, off E Singleton).
TB: B Skinner; D Hoak; D Groat.
GIDP: D Stuart (2).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Groat-B Mazeroski-D Stuart.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Elmer Singleton, W (2-1) 7.1 3 0 0 3 4 0 1.59 28 73 0.383 1.53 3.0
Bill Henry, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.90 1 2 0 0.119 5.27 0.5
Don Elston, S (10) 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.83 4 2 0 0.315 3.13 0.9
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 3 4 0 0.00 33 73 4 0 0.817 1.84 4.4

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Friend, L (2-8) 8 4 1 1 2 10 0 5.64 29 78 0.281 0.97 2.9
Roy Face 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.62 4 0 0 0.036 0.81 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 2 11 0 1.00 33 78 0 0 0.317 0.95 3.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Secory, 1B - Hal Dixon, 2B - Vinnie Smith, 3B - Frank Dascoli.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: 32,078.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Tony Taylor 2B 1 Roman Mejias RF
2 George Altman CF 2 Bill Virdon CF
3 Lee Walls RF 3 Dick Groat SS
4 Ernie Banks SS 4 Dick Stuart 1B
5 Dale Long 1B 5 Bob Skinner LF
6 Walt Moryn LF 6 Bill Mazeroski 2B
7 Sammy Taylor C 7 Don Hoak 3B
8 Johnny Goryl 3B 8 Hank Foiles C
9 Elmer Singleton P 9 Bob Friend P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 1 1-- R CHC W. Moryn B. Friend 15% 65% Double to LF; Long Scores
b8 0-1 2 12- O PIT D. Groat D. Elston 12% 84% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b8 0-1 1 12- O PIT B. Virdon B. Henry 12% 72% Flyball: RF; Schofield stays at 2B
b5 0-1 2 123 O PIT S. Burgess E. Singleton 11% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-1 1 1-3 O PIT H. Foiles E. Singleton 10% 59% Flyball: 1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHC T. Taylor B. Friend 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CHC G. Altman B. Friend -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CHC L. Walls B. Friend -3% 47% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CHC E. Banks B. Friend -2% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Elmer Singleton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT R. Mejias E. Singleton 2% 47% Lineout: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- PIT B. Virdon E. Singleton -2% 45% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Virdon to 1B
b1 0-0 1 1-- O PIT D. Groat E. Singleton 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B; Virdon to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- O PIT D. Stuart E. Singleton 3% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- CHC D. Long B. Friend 6% 56% Double to LF
t2 0-0 0 -2- O CHC W. Moryn B. Friend -4% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 -2- O CHC S. Taylor B. Friend -4% 48% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 -2- O CHC J. Goryl B. Friend -3% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Elmer Singleton facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Skinner E. Singleton 2% 47% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski E. Singleton 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 --- O PIT D. Hoak E. Singleton 1% 50% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O CHC E. Singleton B. Friend -2% 48% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- CHC T. Taylor B. Friend 3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- O CHC G. Altman B. Friend -3% 47% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-0 2 1-- O CHC L. Walls B. Friend -3% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Elmer Singleton facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O PIT H. Foiles E. Singleton 2% 47% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- O PIT B. Friend E. Singleton 2% 49% Flyball: 1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Mejias E. Singleton 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O CHC E. Banks B. Friend -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- CHC D. Long B. Friend 3% 50% Single
t4 0-0 1 1-- R CHC W. Moryn B. Friend 15% 65% Double to LF; Long Scores
t4 1-0 1 -2- O CHC S. Taylor B. Friend -3% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Moryn to 3B
t4 1-0 2 --3 O CHC J. Goryl B. Friend -4% 58% Flyball: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Elmer Singleton facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- O PIT B. Virdon E. Singleton 3% 61% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b4 0-1 1 --- O PIT D. Groat E. Singleton 2% 63% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 0-1 2 --- O PIT D. Stuart E. Singleton 1% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 9-1-2
t5 1-0 0 --- O CHC E. Singleton B. Friend -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-0 1 --- O CHC T. Taylor B. Friend -2% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-0 2 --- O CHC G. Altman B. Friend -1% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Elmer Singleton facing 5-6-7
b5 0-1 0 --- PIT B. Skinner E. Singleton -6% 54% Single to RF
b5 0-1 0 1-- O PIT B. Mazeroski E. Singleton 3% 56% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Skinner to 2B
b5 0-1 1 -2- PIT D. Hoak E. Singleton -7% 49% Single to LF; Skinner to 3B
b5 0-1 1 1-3 O PIT H. Foiles E. Singleton 10% 59% Flyball: 1B
b5 0-1 2 1-3 PIT B. Friend E. Singleton -4% 56% Walk; Hoak to 2B
Smoky Burgess pinch hits for Roman Mejias (RF) batting 1st
b5 0-1 2 123 O PIT S. Burgess E. Singleton 11% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 3-4-5
Joe Christopher replaces Smoky Burgess (PH) playing RF batting 1st
t6 1-0 0 --- O CHC L. Walls B. Friend -2% 64% Strikeout
t6 1-0 1 --- O CHC E. Banks B. Friend -2% 62% Strikeout
t6 1-0 2 --- O CHC D. Long B. Friend -1% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Elmer Singleton facing 2-3-4
b6 0-1 0 --- O PIT B. Virdon E. Singleton 4% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-1 1 --- PIT D. Groat E. Singleton -4% 61% Single to CF
b6 0-1 1 1-- OO PIT D. Stuart E. Singleton 9% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 6-7-8
t7 1-0 0 --- O CHC W. Moryn B. Friend -2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-0 1 --- CHC S. Taylor B. Friend 3% 70% Single to CF
t7 1-0 1 1-- OO CHC J. Goryl B. Friend -6% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Elmer Singleton facing 5-6-7
b7 0-1 0 --- O PIT B. Skinner E. Singleton 5% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-1 1 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski E. Singleton 3% 73% Flyball: SS
b7 0-1 2 --- O PIT D. Hoak E. Singleton 2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 9-1-2
Harry Bright replaces Bob Skinner playing LF batting 5th
t8 1-0 0 --- O CHC E. Singleton B. Friend -2% 73% Strikeout
t8 1-0 1 --- O CHC T. Taylor B. Friend -2% 71% Strikeout
t8 1-0 2 --- O CHC G. Altman B. Friend -1% 70% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Elmer Singleton facing 8-9-1
b8 0-1 0 --- O PIT H. Foiles E. Singleton 6% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
Rocky Nelson pinch hits for Bob Friend (P) batting 9th
b8 0-1 1 --- PIT R. Nelson E. Singleton -7% 70% Walk
Ted Kluszewski pinch hits for Joe Christopher (RF) batting 1st
Dick Schofield pinch runs for Rocky Nelson (PH) batting 9th
b8 0-1 1 1-- PIT T. Kluszewski E. Singleton -9% 60% Walk; Schofield to 2B
Bill Henry replaces Elmer Singleton pitching and batting 9th
Vern Law pinch runs for Ted Kluszewski (PH) batting 1st
b8 0-1 1 12- O PIT B. Virdon B. Henry 12% 72% Flyball: RF; Schofield stays at 2B
Don Elston replaces Bill Henry pitching and batting 9th
b8 0-1 2 12- O PIT D. Groat D. Elston 12% 84% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Roy Face facing 3-4-5
Roy Face replaces Vern Law (PR) pitching and batting 1st
Dick Schofield moves from PR to RF
t9 1-0 0 --- CHC L. Walls R. Face 5% 89% Double to LF
t9 1-0 0 -2- O CHC E. Banks R. Face -3% 86% Lineout: CF
t9 1-0 1 -2- O CHC D. Long R. Face -2% 83% Strikeout
t9 1-0 2 -2- O CHC W. Moryn R. Face -3% 81% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Don Elston facing 4-5-6
Bobby Thomson replaces Walt Moryn playing LF batting 6th
b9 0-1 0 --- O PIT D. Stuart D. Elston 9% 89% Foul Flyball: C
b9 0-1 1 --- O PIT H. Bright D. Elston 6% 95% Popfly: RF
b9 0-1 2 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski D. Elston 5% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.

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