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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CHW
2
4
BAL
@DET
11
0
CHC
@MLN
3
0
LAD
@PHI
8
2
SFG
@PIT
0
6
Monday, August 24, 1959,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 23,617, Time of Game: 2:47
Giants
0
71-53
 Lost 1 
1st
at Pirates
6
65-61
 Won 4 
4th, 7 GB
W: Bob Friend (7-15)
L: Sam Jones (16-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0 12  0
Pirates         0  1  2   1  1  0   1  0  X    6 13  1

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jackie Brandt 3B 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .275 .327 .420 .747 0.062 0.71 0.094 -0.032 0.7 0 2
Willie Mays CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .304 .366 .530 .896 -0.082 0.90 0.043 -0.125 -0.5 3 1 GDP
Willie McCovey 1B 5 0 1 0 0 3 5 .384 .430 .721 1.151 -0.074 0.69 0.014 -0.089 -1.9 10 1
Orlando Cepeda LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .320 .358 .551 .909 -0.087 0.83 0.003 -0.091 -0.8 1 0
Willie Kirkland RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .265 .328 .478 .806 0.000 0.58 0.038 -0.037 -0.4 1 0
Daryl Spencer 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .275 .331 .377 .709 -0.016 0.62 0.026 -0.042 -0.5 0 3
Hobie Landrith C 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .249 .347 .338 .685 0.010 0.64 0.041 -0.030 0.4 6 0
   Jose Pagan PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Eddie Bressoud SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .261 .322 .415 .737 -0.054 0.81 0.016 -0.070 -0.7 2 3
Sam Jones P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .113 .135 .127 .262 -0.044 1.74 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 0 0
   Mike McCormick P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .122 .170 .143 .313 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dusty Rhodes PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .257 .333 .314 .648 0.029 0.64 0.029 0.000 0.4
   Johnny Antonelli PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .141 .161 .200 .361 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Eddie Fisher P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .125 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Leon Wagner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .226 .362 .435 .796 -0.015 0.65 0.000 -0.015 -0.4
   Bud Byerly P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Felipe Alou PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265 .316 .465 .781 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.3
Team Totals 38 0 12 0 1 8 39 .316 .333 .316 .649 -0.273 0.73 0.304 -0.577 -4.4 24 11
TB: J Brandt 2; H Landrith 2; W Mays 2; W Kirkland; W McCovey; D Rhodes; D Spencer; E Bressoud; O Cepeda.
GIDP: W Mays (11).
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Spencer-E Bressoud-W McCovey.
Outfield Assists: W Mays (S Burgess at home plate).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bob Skinner LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .265 .351 .396 .747 -0.065 0.62 0.000 -0.065 -0.9 3 0
Dick Groat SS 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .273 .313 .372 .685 0.115 0.46 0.116 -0.001 1.5 3 5 3B
Roberto Clemente RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .307 .334 .405 .739 -0.007 0.73 0.035 -0.042 -0.5 0 0
Rocky Nelson 1B 4 3 3 3 0 0 4 .295 .399 .485 .884 0.150 0.81 0.177 -0.027 2.8 5 0 2·HR
Smoky Burgess C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .306 .355 .497 .852 -0.019 0.61 0.039 -0.058 0.6 9 0
Don Hoak 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .293 .366 .411 .777 0.043 0.45 0.064 -0.021 -0.6 1 0 2B,GDP
Dick Schofield 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .228 .307 .307 .614 -0.032 0.49 0.000 -0.032 -0.7 3 4
Bill Virdon CF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .247 .308 .344 .652 0.089 0.60 0.091 -0.002 1.0 2 0 SB
Bob Friend P 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .150 .177 .150 .327 -0.047 0.45 0.000 -0.047 -1.1 1 0
Team Totals 35 6 13 5 1 5 36 .371 .389 .629 1.017 0.227 0.58 0.522 -0.295 2.1 27 9
2B: D Hoak (25, off S Jones).
3B: D Groat (7, off M McCormick).
HR: R Nelson 2 (5, 1 off S Jones, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF, 1 off B Byerly, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: R Nelson 9; D Groat 5; B Virdon 2; D Hoak 2; S Burgess 2; R Clemente; D Schofield.
GIDP: D Hoak (18).
RBI: R Nelson 3 (28); B Virdon (35); D Groat (47).
2-out RBI: R Nelson; D Groat.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Groat-R Nelson.
E: B Virdon (8).
Baserunning
SB: B Virdon (7, 2nd base off S Jones/H Landrith).

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Sam Jones, L (16-12) 3 8 3 3 0 2 1 3.13 16 33 -0.169 1.03 -1.5
Mike McCormick 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 4.19 5 0 0 -0.037 0.47 -0.5
Eddie Fisher 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 6.56 7 0 0 -0.016 0.15 -0.0
Bud Byerly 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 2.00 8 0 0 -0.005 0.02 -0.0
Team Totals 8 13 6 6 1 5 2 6.75 36 33 0 0 -0.227 0.58 -2.1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Friend, W (7-15) 9 12 0 0 1 8 0 3.99 39 70 0.273 0.73 4.4
Team Totals 9 12 0 0 1 8 0 0.00 39 70 0.273 0.73 4.4
Balks: None.
WP: S Jones (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Vic Delmore, 2B - Al Barlick, 3B - Vinnie Smith.
Time of Game: 2:47.
Attendance: 23,617.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Jackie Brandt 3B 1 Bob Skinner LF
2 Willie Mays CF 2 Dick Groat SS
3 Willie McCovey 1B 3 Roberto Clemente RF
4 Orlando Cepeda LF 4 Rocky Nelson 1B
5 Willie Kirkland RF 5 Smoky Burgess C
6 Daryl Spencer 2B 6 Don Hoak 3B
7 Hobie Landrith C 7 Dick Schofield 2B
8 Eddie Bressoud SS 8 Bill Virdon CF
9 Sam Jones P 9 Bob Friend P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-0 1 1-- RR PIT R. Nelson S. Jones 16% 84% Home Run; Groat Scores
t3 0-1 0 1-- OO SFG W. Mays B. Friend 9% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
b2 0-0 0 --- PIT D. Hoak S. Jones 6% 61% Double to CF
b2 0-0 1 --3 R PIT B. Virdon S. Jones 6% 66% Single to CF; Hoak Scores
b4 3-0 2 1-- R PIT D. Groat M. McCormick 6% 92% Triple to RF; Virdon Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O SFG J. Brandt B. Friend 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- SFG W. Mays B. Friend -4% 48% Single to CF; Mays to 2B/Adv on E8
t1 0-0 1 -2- O SFG W. McCovey B. Friend 3% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O SFG O. Cepeda B. Friend 3% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Sam Jones facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Skinner S. Jones -2% 53% Flyball: SS
b1 0-0 1 --- PIT D. Groat S. Jones 2% 55% Single to RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- PIT R. Clemente S. Jones 4% 58% Single to LF; Groat to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- O PIT R. Nelson S. Jones -3% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Clemente to 2B; Groat to 3B
b1 0-0 2 -23 O PIT S. Burgess S. Jones -6% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O SFG W. Kirkland B. Friend 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-0 1 --- SFG D. Spencer B. Friend -3% 50% Single to CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- SFG H. Landrith B. Friend -4% 46% Single to CF; Spencer to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- O SFG E. Bressoud B. Friend 5% 51% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 12- O SFG S. Jones B. Friend 4% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Sam Jones facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- PIT D. Hoak S. Jones 6% 61% Double to CF
b2 0-0 0 -2- O PIT D. Schofield S. Jones -1% 60% Groundout: SS-1B; Hoak to 3B
b2 0-0 1 --3 R PIT B. Virdon S. Jones 6% 66% Single to CF; Hoak Scores
b2 1-0 1 1-- PIT B. Friend S. Jones 2% 68% Virdon Steals 2B
b2 1-0 1 -2- O PIT B. Friend S. Jones -3% 65% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 -2- O PIT B. Skinner S. Jones -3% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- SFG J. Brandt B. Friend -4% 57% Single to CF
t3 0-1 0 1-- OO SFG W. Mays B. Friend 9% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- SFG W. McCovey B. Friend -1% 65% Single to CF
t3 0-1 2 1-- O SFG O. Cepeda B. Friend 3% 67% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Sam Jones facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- PIT D. Groat S. Jones 3% 70% Single to LF
b3 1-0 0 1-- O PIT R. Clemente S. Jones -3% 67% Strikeout
b3 1-0 1 1-- RR PIT R. Nelson S. Jones 16% 84% Home Run; Groat Scores
b3 3-0 1 --- PIT S. Burgess S. Jones 1% 85% Single
b3 3-0 1 1-- O PIT D. Hoak S. Jones -1% 83% Flyball: RF
b3 3-0 2 1-- PIT D. Schofield S. Jones 1% 84% Wild Pitch; Burgess to 2B
b3 3-0 2 -2- O PIT D. Schofield S. Jones -2% 82% Single to CF; Burgess out at Hm/CF-C
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 5-6-7
t4 0-3 0 --- SFG W. Kirkland B. Friend -4% 79% Single to RF
t4 0-3 0 1-- O SFG D. Spencer B. Friend 3% 82% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-3 1 1-- O SFG H. Landrith B. Friend 3% 85% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-3 2 1-- O SFG E. Bressoud B. Friend 2% 87% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Giants' Mike McCormick facing 8-9-1
Mike McCormick replaces Sam Jones pitching and batting 9th
b4 3-0 0 --- PIT B. Virdon M. McCormick 2% 88% Single to RF
b4 3-0 0 1-- O PIT B. Friend M. McCormick -1% 87% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b4 3-0 1 1-- O PIT B. Skinner M. McCormick -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
b4 3-0 2 1-- R PIT D. Groat M. McCormick 6% 92% Triple to RF; Virdon Scores
b4 4-0 2 --3 O PIT R. Clemente M. McCormick -1% 90% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 9-1-2
Dusty Rhodes pinch hits for Mike McCormick (P) batting 9th
t5 0-4 0 --- SFG D. Rhodes B. Friend -3% 87% Single to LF
Johnny Antonelli pinch runs for Dusty Rhodes (PH) batting 9th
t5 0-4 0 1-- SFG J. Brandt B. Friend -5% 82% Walk; Antonelli to 2B
t5 0-4 0 12- O SFG W. Mays B. Friend 3% 86% Flyball: CF; Antonelli to 3B
t5 0-4 1 1-3 O SFG W. McCovey B. Friend 5% 90% Strikeout
t5 0-4 2 1-3 O SFG O. Cepeda B. Friend 3% 94% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Giants' Eddie Fisher facing 4-5-6
Eddie Fisher replaces Johnny Antonelli (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-0 0 --- PIT R. Nelson E. Fisher 1% 94% Single
b5 4-0 0 1-- PIT S. Burgess E. Fisher 2% 97% Single to RF; Nelson to 3B
b5 4-0 0 1-3 ROO PIT D. Hoak E. Fisher -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Nelson Scores/No RBI
b5 5-0 2 --- O PIT D. Schofield E. Fisher -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 5.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 5-6-7
t6 0-5 0 --- O SFG W. Kirkland B. Friend 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-P
t6 0-5 1 --- O SFG D. Spencer B. Friend 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-5 2 --- O SFG H. Landrith B. Friend 0% 98% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-0, Giants' Eddie Fisher facing 8-9-1
b6 5-0 0 --- O PIT B. Virdon E. Fisher -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
b6 5-0 1 --- O PIT B. Friend E. Fisher -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b6 5-0 2 --- O PIT B. Skinner E. Fisher -0% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 5.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 8-9-1
t7 0-5 0 --- SFG E. Bressoud B. Friend -2% 96% Single to CF
Leon Wagner pinch hits for Eddie Fisher (P) batting 9th
t7 0-5 0 1-- O SFG L. Wagner B. Friend 1% 97% Flyball: 3B
t7 0-5 1 1-- O SFG J. Brandt B. Friend 1% 98% Flyball: LF
t7 0-5 2 1-- O SFG W. Mays B. Friend 1% 99% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-0, Giants' Bud Byerly facing 2-3-4
Bud Byerly replaces Leon Wagner (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-0 0 --- O PIT D. Groat B. Byerly -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-0 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente B. Byerly -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-0 2 --- R PIT R. Nelson B. Byerly 1% 99% Home Run
b7 6-0 2 --- O PIT S. Burgess B. Byerly -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 3-4-5
t8 0-6 0 --- O SFG W. McCovey B. Friend 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 0-6 1 --- SFG O. Cepeda B. Friend -0% 99% Single to LF
t8 0-6 1 1-- O SFG W. Kirkland B. Friend 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 0-6 2 1-- O SFG D. Spencer B. Friend 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-0, Giants' Bud Byerly facing 6-7-8
b8 6-0 0 --- O PIT D. Hoak B. Byerly -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 6-0 1 --- O PIT D. Schofield B. Byerly -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 6-0 2 --- PIT B. Virdon B. Byerly 0% 100% Walk
b8 6-0 2 1-- O PIT B. Friend B. Byerly -0% 100% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 7-8-9
t9 0-6 0 --- SFG H. Landrith B. Friend -0% 99% Single to CF
Jose Pagan pinch runs for Hobie Landrith (C) batting 7th
t9 0-6 0 1-- O SFG E. Bressoud B. Friend 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
Felipe Alou pinch hits for Bud Byerly (P) batting 9th
t9 0-6 1 1-- O SFG F. Alou B. Friend 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 0-6 2 1-- SFG J. Brandt B. Friend -0% 100% Single to LF; Alou to 2B
t9 0-6 2 12- SFG W. Mays B. Friend -0% 100% Single; Brandt to 2B; Alou to 3B
t9 0-6 2 123 O SFG W. McCovey B. Friend 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 6.

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