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Standings
DET
@BAL
1
2
CLE
@BOS
4
3
CHW
@NYY
6
0
KCA
@WSH
4
2
CIN
@SFG
5
2
PHI
@STL
2
8
Friday, May 15, 1959,
, Busch Stadium I
Attendance: 6,003, Time of Game: 2:04
Phillies
2
11-19
 Lost 6 
7th, 7½ GB
at Cardinals
8
12-20
 Won 1 
7th, 7½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Phillies        0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  4  0
Cardinals       1  4  1   0  1  0   1  0  X    8 12  1

Philadelphia Phillies

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Richie Ashburn CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .237 .371 .263 .635 -0.005 0.42 0.021 -0.026 -0.0 4 0
Granny Hamner SS 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .297 .348 .453 .801 0.073 0.54 0.087 -0.014 1.7 0 5 2B
Ed Bouchee 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .314 .413 .500 .913 -0.081 0.74 0.000 -0.081 -1.3 11 1
Wally Post RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .279 .316 .523 .839 -0.042 0.38 0.000 -0.042 -0.9 0 0
Bob Bowman LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .161 .188 .258 .446 -0.036 0.35 0.000 -0.036 -0.7 4 0
Willie Jones 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .276 .379 .561 .941 -0.029 0.38 0.000 -0.029 -0.5 0 2
   Valmy Thomas C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .115 .207 .115 .322 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 0 0
Sparky Anderson 2B 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 .163 .242 .186 .428 -0.012 0.33 0.009 -0.021 -0.1 1 3
Jim Hegan C 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .119 .136 .119 .255 -0.029 0.38 0.000 -0.029 -0.7 1 1
   Jack Meyer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
Robin Roberts P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .188 .267 .454 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Jim Hearn P 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.002 0.28 0.007 -0.009 0.0 1 2
   Gene Freese PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .318 .737 1.055 -0.003 0.11 0.000 -0.003 -0.1 1 0
Team Totals 32 2 4 2 1 10 33 .125 .152 .156 .308 -0.166 0.41 0.124 -0.290 -2.7 24 16
2B: G Hamner (4, off V Mizell).
TB: G Hamner 3; R Ashburn 2.
RBI: G Hamner 2 (6).
2-out RBI: G Hamner 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Hamner-S Anderson-E Bouchee.

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 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .226 .299 .286 .585 -0.052 0.32 0.000 -0.052 -1.7 2 1
Gino Cimoli CF-RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .328 .378 .512 .890 0.019 0.33 0.038 -0.019 0.4 3 0
   Bobby Smith RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .205 .205 .282 .487 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.5 0 0
George Crowe 1B 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .393 .433 .714 1.148 0.107 0.23 0.108 -0.002 1.2 4 0 HR
   Curt Flood CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .206 .289 .294 .584 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 2 0
Ken Boyer 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .296 .362 .528 .890 0.005 0.28 0.030 -0.024 0.2 1 2 HR
Bill White LF 4 2 3 1 0 0 4 .286 .327 .505 .832 0.040 0.29 0.045 -0.005 1.5 1 0 HR
Joe Cunningham RF-1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .323 .447 .435 .883 0.094 0.39 0.094 0.000 1.9 3 0 SB
Hal Smith C 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .273 .316 .473 .789 0.046 0.45 0.069 -0.023 -0.1 11 0 GDP
Alex Grammas SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .316 .378 .405 .783 -0.005 0.38 0.028 -0.032 0.8 0 3
Vinegar Bend Mizell P 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .200 .200 .280 .480 0.081 0.34 0.090 -0.009 0.4 0 1 3B
Team Totals 35 8 12 8 3 1 38 .343 .395 .657 1.052 0.333 0.32 0.502 -0.168 3.8 27 7
3B: V Mizell (1, off R Roberts).
HR: G Crowe (3, off R Roberts, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF); K Boyer (7, off J Hearn, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); B White (5, off J Meyer, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
TB: B White 6; G Crowe 5; K Boyer 4; V Mizell 3; J Cunningham 2; G Cimoli; H Smith; A Grammas.
GIDP: H Smith (4).
RBI: V Mizell 2 (3); H Smith (16); K Boyer (24); G Crowe (8); B White (16); G Cimoli (18); A Grammas (11).
2-out RBI: B White; G Cimoli; G Crowe; A Grammas.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
E: V Mizell (1).
Baserunning
SB: J Cunningham (1, 2nd base off J Hearn/J Hegan).

Philadelphia Phillies

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Robin Roberts, L (2-2) 1.2 7 5 5 0 1 1 4.40 12 22 -0.315 0.74 -4.5
Jim Hearn 4.1 4 2 2 1 0 1 5.73 17 2 0 -0.013 0.19 0.6
Jack Meyer 2 1 1 1 2 0 1 5.95 9 0 0 -0.006 0.03 0.0
Team Totals 8 12 8 8 3 1 3 9.00 38 22 2 0 -0.334 0.32 -3.8

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vinegar Bend Mizell, W (4-1) 9 4 2 0 1 10 0 3.81 33 84 0.166 0.41 2.7
Team Totals 9 4 2 0 1 10 0 0.00 33 84 0.166 0.41 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Stan Landes, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Dusty Boggess.
Time of Game: 2:04.
Attendance: 6,003.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Richie Ashburn CF 1 Don Blasingame 2B
2 Granny Hamner SS 2 Gino Cimoli CF
3 Ed Bouchee 1B 3 George Crowe 1B
4 Wally Post RF 4 Ken Boyer 3B
5 Bob Bowman LF 5 Bill White LF
6 Willie Jones 3B 6 Joe Cunningham RF
7 Sparky Anderson 2B 7 Hal Smith C
8 Jim Hegan C 8 Alex Grammas SS
9 Robin Roberts P 9 Vinegar Bend Mizel P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 --- R STL G. Crowe R. Roberts 10% 61% Home Run (Deep RF)
b2 2-0 1 -23 RR STL V. Mizell R. Roberts 9% 90% Triple to CF; Smith Scores; Grammas Scores
b2 1-0 0 1-- STL J. Cunningham R. Roberts 8% 76% Single to 3B; White to 3B
b2 1-0 0 1-3 R STL H. Smith R. Roberts 7% 83% Single to CF; White Scores; Cunningham to 3B
t5 0-6 2 123 RR PHI G. Hamner V. Mizell -6% 89% Double to RF; Anderson Scores/unER; Hearn Scores/unER; Ashburn to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Phillies Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PHI R. Ashburn V. Mizell 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- PHI G. Hamner V. Mizell -2% 50% Single to LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O PHI E. Bouchee V. Mizell 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 1-- O PHI W. Post V. Mizell 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Phillies' Robin Roberts facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL D. Blasingame R. Roberts -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- O STL G. Cimoli R. Roberts -2% 51% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- R STL G. Crowe R. Roberts 10% 61% Home Run (Deep RF)
b1 1-0 2 --- O STL K. Boyer R. Roberts -1% 60% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Phillies Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O PHI B. Bowman V. Mizell 2% 63% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 1 --- O PHI W. Jones V. Mizell 2% 64% Popfly: 2B
t2 0-1 2 --- O PHI S. Anderson V. Mizell 1% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Phillies' Robin Roberts facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- STL B. White R. Roberts 3% 69% Single to RF
b2 1-0 0 1-- STL J. Cunningham R. Roberts 8% 76% Single to 3B; White to 3B
b2 1-0 0 1-3 R STL H. Smith R. Roberts 7% 83% Single to CF; White Scores; Cunningham to 3B
b2 2-0 0 1-3 O STL A. Grammas R. Roberts -3% 81% Fielder's Choice SS; Cunningham out at Hm/SS-C-3B-P; Smith to 3B; Grammas to 2B
b2 2-0 1 -23 RR STL V. Mizell R. Roberts 9% 90% Triple to CF; Smith Scores; Grammas Scores
b2 4-0 1 --3 O STL D. Blasingame R. Roberts -2% 87% Flyball: CF
b2 4-0 2 --3 R STL G. Cimoli R. Roberts 4% 91% Single to CF; Mizell Scores
b2 5-0 2 1-- STL G. Crowe R. Roberts 1% 92% Single to RF; Cimoli to 3B
Jim Hearn replaces Robin Roberts pitching and batting 9th
b2 5-0 2 1-3 O STL K. Boyer J. Hearn -1% 90% Lineout: LF
4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 3rd, Phillies Batting, Behind 0-5, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 8-9-1
t3 0-5 0 --- O PHI J. Hegan V. Mizell 1% 92% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-5 1 --- O PHI J. Hearn V. Mizell 1% 93% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-5 2 --- PHI R. Ashburn V. Mizell -1% 92% Single to CF
t3 0-5 2 1-- O PHI G. Hamner V. Mizell 1% 93% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Phillies' Jim Hearn facing 5-6-7
b3 5-0 0 --- O STL B. White J. Hearn -1% 93% Flyball: LF
b3 5-0 1 --- STL J. Cunningham J. Hearn 1% 93% Walk
b3 5-0 1 1-- STL H. Smith J. Hearn 0% 94% Cunningham Steals 2B
b3 5-0 1 -2- O STL H. Smith J. Hearn -1% 93% Flyball: CF
b3 5-0 2 -2- R STL A. Grammas J. Hearn 3% 95% Single to CF; Cunningham Scores; Grammas to 2B/Adv on throw
b3 6-0 2 -2- O STL V. Mizell J. Hearn -1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 4th, Phillies Batting, Behind 0-6, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 3-4-5
t4 0-6 0 --- O PHI E. Bouchee V. Mizell 1% 96% Strikeout
t4 0-6 1 --- O PHI W. Post V. Mizell 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-6 2 --- O PHI B. Bowman V. Mizell 0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Phillies' Jim Hearn facing 1-2-3
b4 6-0 0 --- O STL D. Blasingame J. Hearn -0% 96% Groundout: P-1B
b4 6-0 1 --- O STL G. Cimoli J. Hearn -0% 96% Groundout: P-1B
b4 6-0 2 --- O STL G. Crowe J. Hearn -0% 96% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 5th, Phillies Batting, Behind 0-6, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 6-7-8
t5 0-6 0 --- O PHI W. Jones V. Mizell 1% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 0-6 1 --- PHI S. Anderson V. Mizell -1% 96% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball)
t5 0-6 1 1-- O PHI J. Hegan V. Mizell 1% 97% Strikeout
t5 0-6 2 1-- PHI J. Hearn V. Mizell -1% 96% Walk; Anderson to 2B
t5 0-6 2 12- PHI R. Ashburn V. Mizell -1% 95% Single to LF; Anderson to 3B; Hearn to 2B
t5 0-6 2 123 RR PHI G. Hamner V. Mizell -6% 89% Double to RF; Anderson Scores/unER; Hearn Scores/unER; Ashburn to 3B
t5 2-6 2 -23 O PHI E. Bouchee V. Mizell 4% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Phillies' Jim Hearn facing 4-5-6
b5 6-2 0 --- R STL K. Boyer J. Hearn 3% 96% Home Run (Deep LF)
b5 7-2 0 --- STL B. White J. Hearn 1% 96% Single to CF
b5 7-2 0 1-- STL J. Cunningham J. Hearn 1% 97% Single to SS; White to 2B
b5 7-2 0 12- OO STL H. Smith J. Hearn -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; White to 3B
b5 7-2 2 --3 O STL A. Grammas J. Hearn -1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 7.
Top of the 6th, Phillies Batting, Behind 2-7, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 4-5-6
Joe Cunningham moves from RF to 1B
Curt Flood replaces George Crowe (1B) playing CF batting 3rd
Gino Cimoli moves from CF to RF
t6 2-7 0 --- O PHI W. Post V. Mizell 1% 96% Flyball: LF
t6 2-7 1 --- O PHI B. Bowman V. Mizell 1% 97% Strikeout
t6 2-7 2 --- O PHI W. Jones V. Mizell 0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-2, Phillies' Jim Hearn facing 9-1-2
b6 7-2 0 --- O STL V. Mizell J. Hearn -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 7-2 1 --- O STL D. Blasingame J. Hearn -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 7-2 2 --- O STL G. Cimoli J. Hearn -0% 97% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 7.
Top of the 7th, Phillies Batting, Behind 2-7, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 7-8-9
Bobby Smith replaces Gino Cimoli playing RF batting 2nd
t7 2-7 0 --- O PHI S. Anderson V. Mizell 1% 98% Groundout: P-1B
t7 2-7 1 --- O PHI J. Hegan V. Mizell 1% 98% Strikeout
Gene Freese pinch hits for Jim Hearn (P) batting 9th
t7 2-7 2 --- O PHI G. Freese V. Mizell 0% 99% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-2, Phillies' Jack Meyer facing 3-4-5
Jack Meyer replaces Jim Hegan (C) pitching and batting 8th
Valmy Thomas replaces Willie Jones (3B) playing C batting 6th
Gene Freese moves from PH to 3B
b7 7-2 0 --- O STL C. Flood J. Meyer -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 7-2 1 --- O STL K. Boyer J. Meyer -0% 98% Flyball: LF
b7 7-2 2 --- R STL B. White J. Meyer 1% 99% Home Run (Deep RF)
b7 8-2 2 --- O STL J. Cunningham J. Meyer -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 8.
Top of the 8th, Phillies Batting, Behind 2-8, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 1-2-3
t8 2-8 0 --- O PHI R. Ashburn V. Mizell 0% 100% Lineout: CF
t8 2-8 1 --- O PHI G. Hamner V. Mizell 0% 100% Popfly: 3B
t8 2-8 2 --- O PHI E. Bouchee V. Mizell 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 8-2, Phillies' Jack Meyer facing 7-8-9
b8 8-2 0 --- STL H. Smith J. Meyer 0% 100% Walk
b8 8-2 0 1-- STL A. Grammas J. Meyer 0% 100% Walk; Smith to 2B
b8 8-2 0 12- O STL V. Mizell J. Meyer -0% 100% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Grammas to 2B
b8 8-2 1 12- O STL D. Blasingame J. Meyer -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 8-2 2 12- O STL B. Smith J. Meyer -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 8.
Top of the 9th, Phillies Batting, Behind 2-8, Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell facing 4-5-6
t9 2-8 0 --- O PHI W. Post V. Mizell 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-8 1 --- O PHI B. Bowman V. Mizell 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 2-8 2 --- O PHI V. Thomas V. Mizell 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 8.

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