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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
4
6
SLB
@CLE
2
5
SLB
@CLE
4
5
 
(10)
CHW
@DET
4
8
WSH
@PHA
1
8
PHI
@BRO
5
3
CIN
@CHC
1
8
CIN
@CHC
5
0
BSN
@NYG
9
4
PIT
@STL
5
4
Saturday, August 9, 1947,
, Sportsman's Park III
Attendance: 20,320, Time of Game: 2:15
Pirates
5
45-61
 Won 1 
7th, 19 GB
at Cardinals
4
59-45
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4 GB
W: Kirby Higbe (10-10)
L: Howie Pollet (7-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   2  0  1   1  1  0    5  9  0
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  2  1   1  0  0    4  8  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Cox SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .255 .300 .395 .694 -0.050 1.05 0.042 -0.092 -0.8 4 4
Jim Russell CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .258 .349 .375 .724 0.020 1.08 0.112 -0.091 -0.3 2 0
Frankie Gustine 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .314 .383 .417 .800 0.106 1.39 0.145 -0.039 0.4 2 1 2B
Ralph Kiner LF 2 1 1 1 2 1 4 .300 .396 .574 .970 0.157 1.21 0.198 -0.041 1.4 6 0 HR
Hank Greenberg 1B 3 2 1 1 1 1 4 .261 .417 .512 .928 0.198 1.64 0.264 -0.066 0.6 6 0 HR
Wally Westlake RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .260 .312 .423 .736 -0.104 1.35 0.074 -0.177 -0.7 2 0 SB,GDP
Jimmy Bloodworth 2B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .264 .314 .405 .720 0.184 1.56 0.202 -0.019 1.2 3 3
Clyde Kluttz C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .240 .291 .357 .648 -0.128 1.23 0.000 -0.128 -1.3 1 0
   Dixie Howell C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .389 .359 .748 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mel Queen P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.021 1.02 0.039 -0.019 0.1 0 0
   Elmer Singleton P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.040 1.55 0.000 -0.040 -0.3 1 2
   Kirby Higbe P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .123 .153 .140 .293 -0.018 0.71 0.000 -0.018 -0.3 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 9 5 3 3 38 .257 .316 .457 .773 0.346 1.28 1.076 -0.730 0.2 27 10
2B: F Gustine (24, off H Pollet).
HR: R Kiner (28, off H Pollet, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); H Greenberg (21, off H Pollet, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: H Greenberg 4; R Kiner 4; F Gustine 2; J Bloodworth 2; B Cox; J Russell; W Westlake; M Queen.
GIDP: W Westlake (16).
RBI: J Bloodworth 2 (29); H Greenberg (64); R Kiner (76); F Gustine (48).
2-out RBI: J Bloodworth.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. E Singleton-J Bloodworth; F Gustine-J Bloodworth-H Greenberg.
PB: C Kluttz (3).
Baserunning
SB: W Westlake (5, 2nd base off H Pollet/D Rice).

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Red Schoendienst 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .241 .296 .331 .627 -0.267 1.73 0.025 -0.292 -1.3 3 1 2B
Erv Dusak CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .297 .395 .378 .774 0.143 1.63 0.246 -0.104 0.5 4 0
Stan Musial 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .296 .388 .480 .868 -0.041 1.40 0.057 -0.098 -0.5 9 0
Enos Slaughter LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .305 .378 .436 .814 0.029 1.38 0.073 -0.045 0.1 2 0
Ron Northey RF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .296 .393 .482 .875 0.029 1.64 0.117 -0.089 0.3 1 0
Whitey Kurowski 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .302 .406 .501 .908 0.100 2.00 0.195 -0.095 0.8 2 4
Marty Marion SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .310 .327 .637 0.001 1.79 0.146 -0.144 0.1 1 4 2B
Del Rice C 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .225 .323 .434 .757 -0.234 1.79 0.000 -0.234 -1.6 5 0 GDP
Howie Pollet P 2 0 1 1 1 0 3 .278 .291 .370 .661 0.179 1.49 0.197 -0.018 1.1 0 2
   Joe Medwick PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .317 .395 .465 .860 -0.093 3.56 0.000 -0.093 -0.3
Team Totals 33 4 8 3 5 1 38 .242 .342 .303 .645 -0.154 1.70 1.056 -1.212 -0.8 27 11
2B: R Schoendienst (21, off M Queen); M Marion (9, off M Queen).
TB: M Marion 2; R Schoendienst 2; E Dusak 2; W Kurowski; S Musial; H Pollet; E Slaughter.
GIDP: D Rice (3).
RBI: D Rice (30); H Pollet (4); W Kurowski (75).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Marion-R Schoendienst-S Musial.
PB: D Rice (4).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mel Queen 5 6 3 3 3 1 0 4.69 24 41 -0.278 1.28 -1.3
Elmer Singleton 1.2 2 1 0 2 0 0 6.56 7 2 0 -0.002 2.36 0.6
Kirby Higbe, W (10-10) 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 7 2 0 0.435 2.40 1.5
Team Totals 9 8 4 3 5 1 0 3.00 38 41 4 0 0.155 1.70 0.8
M Queen faced 3 batters in the 6th inning.

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Howie Pollet, L (7-10) 9 9 5 5 3 3 2 3.73 38 49 -0.345 1.28 -0.2
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 3 3 2 5.00 38 49 -0.345 1.28 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Artie Gore, 2B - (none), 3B - Babe Pinelli.
Time of Game: 2:15.
Attendance: 20,320.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Billy Cox SS 1 Red Schoendienst 2B
2 Jim Russell CF 2 Erv Dusak CF
3 Frankie Gustine 3B 3 Stan Musial 1B
4 Ralph Kiner LF 4 Enos Slaughter LF
5 Hank Greenberg 1B 5 Ron Northey RF
6 Wally Westlake RF 6 Whitey Kurowski 3B
7 Jimmy Bloodworth 2B 7 Marty Marion SS
8 Clyde Kluttz C 8 Del Rice C
9 Mel Queen P 9 Howie Pollet P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 4-4 0 --- R PIT H. Greenberg H. Pollet 24% 74% Home Run
b7 3-4 2 1-3 R STL E. Slaughter E. Singleton -19% 44% Passed Ball; Dusak Scores/unER; Musial to 2B
b7 3-4 0 1-- OO STL R. Schoendienst E. Singleton 16% 71% Double Play: Bunt Popfly: P-2B
t6 2-2 2 1-3 R PIT J. Bloodworth H. Pollet 15% 65% Single to CF; Gustine Scores; Greenberg to 2B
b5 0-2 0 1-- STL M. Marion M. Queen -15% 51% Double to LF; Kurowski to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Howie Pollet facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Cox H. Pollet -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT J. Russell H. Pollet -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT F. Gustine H. Pollet -1% 45% Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mel Queen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL R. Schoendienst M. Queen 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O STL E. Dusak M. Queen 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O STL S. Musial M. Queen 1% 50% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Howie Pollet facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- PIT R. Kiner H. Pollet 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- O PIT H. Greenberg H. Pollet -4% 50% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO PIT W. Westlake H. Pollet -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mel Queen facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O STL E. Slaughter M. Queen 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- STL R. Northey M. Queen -3% 45% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- O STL W. Kurowski M. Queen 3% 48% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O STL M. Marion M. Queen 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Howie Pollet facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- PIT J. Bloodworth H. Pollet 4% 54% Single to CF
t3 0-0 0 1-- O PIT C. Kluttz H. Pollet -4% 50% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 1 1-- PIT M. Queen H. Pollet 4% 54% Single to 1B; Bloodworth to 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- O PIT B. Cox H. Pollet -4% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Bloodworth to 3B
t3 0-0 2 1-3 O PIT J. Russell H. Pollet -6% 44% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mel Queen facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O STL D. Rice M. Queen 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- O STL H. Pollet M. Queen 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- STL R. Schoendienst M. Queen -2% 46% Double to LF
b3 0-0 2 -2- O STL E. Dusak M. Queen 4% 50% Fielder's Choice SS; Schoendienst out at 3B/SS-3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Howie Pollet facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Gustine H. Pollet -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 1 --- R PIT R. Kiner H. Pollet 12% 60% Home Run
t4 1-0 1 --- PIT H. Greenberg H. Pollet 3% 62% Walk
t4 1-0 1 1-- PIT W. Westlake H. Pollet 6% 69% Single to RF; Greenberg to 3B
t4 1-0 1 1-3 RO PIT J. Bloodworth H. Pollet 2% 70% Flyball: RF; Greenberg Scores
t4 2-0 2 1-- PIT C. Kluttz H. Pollet 1% 71% Westlake Steals 2B
t4 2-0 2 -2- O PIT C. Kluttz H. Pollet -3% 68% Foul Popfly: 3B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Mel Queen facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- O STL S. Musial M. Queen 3% 71% Flyball: LF
b4 0-2 1 --- O STL E. Slaughter M. Queen 2% 73% Popfly: SS
b4 0-2 2 --- O STL R. Northey M. Queen 1% 75% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Howie Pollet facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- O PIT M. Queen H. Pollet -2% 73% Flyball: CF
t5 2-0 1 --- O PIT B. Cox H. Pollet -1% 71% Foul Popfly: 1B
t5 2-0 2 --- O PIT J. Russell H. Pollet -1% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Mel Queen facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- STL W. Kurowski M. Queen -5% 65% Walk
b5 0-2 0 1-- STL M. Marion M. Queen -15% 51% Double to LF; Kurowski to 3B
b5 0-2 0 -23 RO STL D. Rice M. Queen 5% 55% Groundout: SS-1B; Kurowski Scores
b5 1-2 1 -2- R STL H. Pollet M. Queen -12% 43% Single to LF; Marion Scores
b5 2-2 1 1-- O STL R. Schoendienst M. Queen 4% 47% Lineout: 2B
b5 2-2 2 1-- STL E. Dusak M. Queen -3% 44% Single to LF; Pollet to 2B
b5 2-2 2 12- O STL S. Musial M. Queen 6% 50% Popfly: SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Howie Pollet facing 3-4-5
t6 2-2 0 --- PIT F. Gustine H. Pollet 9% 59% Double to LF
t6 2-2 0 -2- PIT R. Kiner H. Pollet 4% 63% Walk
t6 2-2 0 12- O PIT H. Greenberg H. Pollet -3% 60% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Gustine to 3B
t6 2-2 1 1-3 O PIT W. Westlake H. Pollet -10% 50% Foul Popfly: C
t6 2-2 2 1-3 R PIT J. Bloodworth H. Pollet 15% 65% Single to CF; Gustine Scores; Greenberg to 2B
t6 3-2 2 12- O PIT C. Kluttz H. Pollet -5% 60% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Mel Queen facing 4-5-6
b6 2-3 0 --- STL E. Slaughter M. Queen -6% 53% Single to RF
b6 2-3 0 1-- STL R. Northey M. Queen -9% 44% Walk; Slaughter to 2B
b6 2-3 0 12- R STL W. Kurowski M. Queen -14% 30% Single to LF; Slaughter Scores; Northey to 2B
Elmer Singleton replaces Mel Queen pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-3 0 12- O STL M. Marion E. Singleton 7% 37% Bunt Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Kurowski to 2B
b6 3-3 1 12- OO STL D. Rice E. Singleton 13% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Cardinals' Howie Pollet facing 9-1-2
t7 3-3 0 --- O PIT E. Singleton H. Pollet -4% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t7 3-3 1 --- PIT B. Cox H. Pollet 4% 50% Single (LF-CF)
t7 3-3 1 1-- PIT J. Russell H. Pollet 11% 61% Single to RF; Cox to 3B
t7 3-3 1 1-3 RO PIT F. Gustine H. Pollet 4% 66% Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Cox Scores
t7 4-3 2 1-- PIT R. Kiner H. Pollet 1% 67% Passed Ball; Gustine to 2B
t7 4-3 2 -2- O PIT R. Kiner H. Pollet -4% 63% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-4, Pirates' Elmer Singleton facing 9-1-2
b7 3-4 0 --- STL H. Pollet E. Singleton -8% 55% Walk
b7 3-4 0 1-- OO STL R. Schoendienst E. Singleton 16% 71% Double Play: Bunt Popfly: P-2B
b7 3-4 2 --- STL E. Dusak E. Singleton -3% 69% Single to LF
b7 3-4 2 1-- STL S. Musial E. Singleton -6% 63% Single to CF; Dusak to 3B
b7 3-4 2 1-3 R STL E. Slaughter E. Singleton -19% 44% Passed Ball; Dusak Scores/unER; Musial to 2B
b7 4-4 2 -2- STL E. Slaughter E. Singleton -1% 42% Walk
Kirby Higbe replaces Elmer Singleton pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-4 2 12- O STL R. Northey K. Higbe 8% 50% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Tied 4-4, Cardinals' Howie Pollet facing 5-6-7
t8 4-4 0 --- R PIT H. Greenberg H. Pollet 24% 74% Home Run
t8 5-4 0 --- O PIT W. Westlake H. Pollet -2% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 5-4 1 --- O PIT J. Bloodworth H. Pollet -2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 5-4 2 --- O PIT C. Kluttz H. Pollet -1% 68% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-5, Pirates' Kirby Higbe facing 6-7-8
Dixie Howell replaces Clyde Kluttz playing C batting 8th
b8 4-5 0 --- O STL W. Kurowski K. Higbe 7% 75% Foul Popfly: SS
b8 4-5 1 --- O STL M. Marion K. Higbe 5% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 4-5 2 --- O STL D. Rice K. Higbe 3% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-4, Cardinals' Howie Pollet facing 9-1-2
t9 5-4 0 --- O PIT K. Higbe H. Pollet -2% 81% Strikeout
t9 5-4 1 --- O PIT B. Cox H. Pollet -1% 80% Foul Popfly: 3B
t9 5-4 2 --- O PIT J. Russell H. Pollet -1% 79% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-5, Pirates' Kirby Higbe facing 9-1-2
Joe Medwick pinch hits for Howie Pollet (P) batting 9th
b9 4-5 0 --- O STL J. Medwick K. Higbe 9% 88% Lineout: LF
b9 4-5 1 --- O STL R. Schoendienst K. Higbe 7% 95% Foul Popfly: SS
b9 4-5 2 --- O STL E. Dusak K. Higbe 5% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 4.

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