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Scores
Standings
PHI
@CHC
5
2
CIN
@LAD
3
4
MLN
@SFG
6
13
PIT
@STL
7
0
Thursday, September 17, 1959,
, Busch Stadium I
Attendance: 4,970, Time of Game: 2:25
Pirates
7
75-72
 Won 1 
4th, 7½ GB
at Cardinals
0
66-80
 Lost 1 
7th, 16 GB
W: Harvey Haddix (12-11)
L: Larry Jackson (13-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         2  0  0   0  1  4   0  0  0    7  9  0
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  3

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 1 1 0 1 0 5 .279 .356 .401 .758 0.009 0.57 0.050 -0.041 0.4 4 0
Dick Groat SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .272 .311 .358 .669 0.089 0.80 0.117 -0.028 0.7 2 3
Roberto Clemente RF 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .293 .321 .393 .713 -0.023 0.56 0.019 -0.041 0.4 2 0
Rocky Nelson 1B 4 1 0 0 0 2 5 .285 .375 .448 .823 -0.021 0.45 0.019 -0.041 -1.0 10 0 HBP
Smoky Burgess C 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .305 .355 .496 .850 0.051 0.48 0.081 -0.030 0.7 2 0
Don Hoak 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .296 .375 .406 .781 -0.011 0.39 0.021 -0.032 -0.4 1 2 2B
Bill Mazeroski 2B 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .240 .281 .330 .612 0.023 0.43 0.052 -0.029 0.1 2 2 GDP
Bill Virdon CF 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .241 .316 .337 .653 0.083 0.40 0.096 -0.013 1.8 4 0 HR,2B
Harvey Haddix P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .148 .179 .198 .376 -0.001 0.33 0.010 -0.010 -0.4 0 1
Team Totals 38 7 9 4 2 4 41 .237 .293 .368 .661 0.199 0.51 0.465 -0.265 2.3 27 8
2B: B Virdon (23, off L Jackson); D Hoak (29, off L Jackson).
HR: B Virdon (7, off L Jackson, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
HBP: R Nelson (3, by L Jackson).
TB: B Virdon 6; D Hoak 2; D Groat 2; S Burgess 2; B Skinner; R Clemente.
GIDP: B Mazeroski (16).
RBI: B Virdon 2 (38); S Burgess (56); R Clemente (42).
2-out RBI: R Clemente; S Burgess.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 8.

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tim McCarver C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .150 .227 .150 .377 -0.019 0.44 0.017 -0.036 0.1 4 0
Alex Grammas SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .267 .330 .333 .663 -0.063 0.62 0.000 -0.063 -1.3 3 3
Joe Cunningham 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .349 .453 .485 .938 0.011 0.42 0.032 -0.022 -0.5 12 0
Ken Boyer 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .315 .389 .519 .909 -0.070 0.69 0.000 -0.070 -0.9 0 1
Gene Oliver LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .234 .259 .373 .632 -0.050 0.46 0.000 -0.050 -0.9 0 0
Gene Green RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .197 .254 .333 .587 -0.015 0.51 0.013 -0.029 -0.3 4 0
Wally Shannon 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .284 .293 .333 .626 -0.043 0.53 0.000 -0.043 -0.5 0 5
Duke Carmel CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .059 .111 .059 .170 -0.040 0.52 0.000 -0.040 -0.6 4 0
Larry Jackson P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .101 .123 .114 .237 -0.019 0.74 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 0 1
   Dean Stone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dick Gray PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .224 .309 .327 .636 0.009 0.22 0.009 0.000 0.4
   Bob Duliba P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jay Porter PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .223 .290 .317 .607 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
   Lindy McDaniel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .034 .125 .034 .159 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 4 0 1 2 32 .129 .156 .129 .285 -0.300 0.51 0.071 -0.373 -4.7 27 10
TB: G Green; J Cunningham; K Boyer; D Gray.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Grammas-J Cunningham.
PB: T McCarver (3).
E: K Boyer (19); T McCarver (1); W Shannon (3).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Harvey Haddix, W (12-11) 9 4 0 0 1 2 0 3.04 32 80 0.301 0.51 4.7
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 32 80 0.301 0.51 4.7

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Jackson, L (13-13) 5.2 7 7 4 2 2 1 3.25 30 33 -0.205 0.68 -4.3
Dean Stone 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.18 1 2 0 0.003 0.10 0.5
Bob Duliba 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.70 7 0 0 0.003 0.03 1.0
Lindy McDaniel 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.71 3 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 7 4 2 4 1 4.00 41 33 2 0 -0.199 0.51 -2.3
Balks: None.
WP: L Jackson 2 (8).
HBP: L Jackson (4; R Nelson).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Vic Delmore, 2B - (none), 3B - Vinnie Smith.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 4,970.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Bob Skinner LF 1 Tim McCarver C
2 Dick Groat SS 2 Alex Grammas SS
3 Roberto Clemente RF 3 Joe Cunningham 1B
4 Rocky Nelson 1B 4 Ken Boyer 3B
5 Smoky Burgess C 5 Gene Oliver LF
6 Don Hoak 3B 6 Gene Green RF
7 Bill Mazeroski 2B 7 Wally Shannon 2B
8 Bill Virdon CF 8 Duke Carmel CF
9 Harvey Haddix P 9 Larry Jackson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 1-0 2 --3 R PIT S. Burgess L. Jackson 8% 66% Single to CF; Nelson Scores/unER
t1 0-0 2 -23 R PIT S. Burgess L. Jackson 8% 58% Passed Ball; Groat Scores/No RBI; Nelson to 3B
t6 3-0 1 -2- R PIT B. Mazeroski L. Jackson 5% 92% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Hoak Scores/No RBI; Mazeroski to 2B
t5 2-0 0 --- PIT B. Virdon L. Jackson 5% 80% Double to RF
t6 4-0 1 -2- RR PIT B. Virdon L. Jackson 5% 97% Inside-the-park Home Run to LF (Deep LF); Mazeroski Scores/unER

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' Larry Jackson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Skinner L. Jackson -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- PIT D. Groat L. Jackson 2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O PIT R. Clemente L. Jackson -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- PIT R. Nelson L. Jackson 2% 49% Hit By Pitch; Groat to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- PIT S. Burgess L. Jackson 2% 51% Wild Pitch; Groat to 3B; Nelson to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -23 R PIT S. Burgess L. Jackson 8% 58% Passed Ball; Groat Scores/No RBI; Nelson to 3B
t1 1-0 2 --3 R PIT S. Burgess L. Jackson 8% 66% Single to CF; Nelson Scores/unER
t1 2-0 2 1-- O PIT D. Hoak L. Jackson -2% 65% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Harvey Haddix facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O STL T. McCarver H. Haddix 2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- O STL A. Grammas H. Haddix 2% 69% Flyball: RF
b1 0-2 2 --- O STL J. Cunningham H. Haddix 1% 70% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Larry Jackson facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski L. Jackson -2% 68% Popfly: SS
t2 2-0 1 --- O PIT B. Virdon L. Jackson -1% 67% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 2-0 2 --- PIT H. Haddix L. Jackson 1% 67% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t2 2-0 2 1-- O PIT B. Skinner L. Jackson -2% 66% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Harvey Haddix facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O STL K. Boyer H. Haddix 3% 68% Popfly: 1B
b2 0-2 1 --- O STL G. Oliver H. Haddix 2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- STL G. Green H. Haddix -1% 69% Single to CF
b2 0-2 2 1-- O STL W. Shannon H. Haddix 2% 71% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Larry Jackson facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O PIT D. Groat L. Jackson -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente L. Jackson -1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- O PIT R. Nelson L. Jackson -1% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Harvey Haddix facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O STL D. Carmel H. Haddix 3% 70% Popfly: 3B
b3 0-2 1 --- O STL L. Jackson H. Haddix 2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O STL T. McCarver H. Haddix 1% 73% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Larry Jackson facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- O PIT S. Burgess L. Jackson -2% 71% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 1 --- O PIT D. Hoak L. Jackson -1% 70% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 2 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski L. Jackson -1% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Harvey Haddix facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- O STL A. Grammas H. Haddix 3% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- STL J. Cunningham H. Haddix -3% 68% Single to CF
b4 0-2 1 1-- O STL K. Boyer H. Haddix 4% 72% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 2 1-- O STL G. Oliver H. Haddix 3% 75% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Larry Jackson facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- PIT B. Virdon L. Jackson 5% 80% Double to RF
t5 2-0 0 -2- O PIT H. Haddix L. Jackson -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B; Virdon to 3B
t5 2-0 1 --3 R PIT B. Skinner L. Jackson 5% 83% Reached on E2 (Ground Ball); Virdon Scores/No RBI/unER
t5 3-0 1 1-- O PIT D. Groat L. Jackson -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B; Skinner to 2B
t5 3-0 2 -2- PIT R. Clemente L. Jackson 0% 83% Wild Pitch; Skinner to 3B
t5 3-0 2 --3 PIT R. Clemente L. Jackson 1% 83% Walk
t5 3-0 2 1-3 O PIT R. Nelson L. Jackson -3% 81% Foul Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Harvey Haddix facing 6-7-8
b5 0-3 0 --- O STL G. Green H. Haddix 3% 83% Flyball: RF
b5 0-3 1 --- O STL W. Shannon H. Haddix 2% 85% Flyball: LF
b5 0-3 2 --- O STL D. Carmel H. Haddix 1% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Larry Jackson facing 5-6-7
t6 3-0 0 --- O PIT S. Burgess L. Jackson -1% 85% Groundout: P-1B
t6 3-0 1 --- PIT D. Hoak L. Jackson 2% 87% Double to LF
t6 3-0 1 -2- R PIT B. Mazeroski L. Jackson 5% 92% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Hoak Scores/No RBI; Mazeroski to 2B
t6 4-0 1 -2- RR PIT B. Virdon L. Jackson 5% 97% Inside-the-park Home Run to LF (Deep LF); Mazeroski Scores/unER
t6 6-0 1 --- O PIT H. Haddix L. Jackson -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 6-0 2 --- PIT B. Skinner L. Jackson 0% 97% Walk
t6 6-0 2 1-- PIT D. Groat L. Jackson 0% 97% Single to LF; Skinner to 2B
t6 6-0 2 12- R PIT R. Clemente L. Jackson 1% 98% Single to CF; Skinner Scores; Groat to 2B
Dean Stone replaces Larry Jackson pitching and batting 9th
t6 7-0 2 12- O PIT R. Nelson D. Stone -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-7, Pirates' Harvey Haddix facing 9-1-2
Dick Gray pinch hits for Dean Stone (P) batting 9th
b6 0-7 0 --- STL D. Gray H. Haddix -1% 97% Single to CF
b6 0-7 0 1-- STL T. McCarver H. Haddix -2% 96% Walk; Gray to 2B
b6 0-7 0 12- O STL A. Grammas H. Haddix 2% 97% Flyball: CF
b6 0-7 1 12- O STL J. Cunningham H. Haddix 1% 98% Popfly: SS
b6 0-7 2 12- O STL K. Boyer H. Haddix 1% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-0, Cardinals' Bob Duliba facing 5-6-7
Bob Duliba replaces Dick Gray (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 7-0 0 --- PIT S. Burgess B. Duliba 0% 99% Single to RF
t7 7-0 0 1-- O PIT D. Hoak B. Duliba -0% 99% Lineout: CF
t7 7-0 1 1-- OO PIT B. Mazeroski B. Duliba -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-7, Pirates' Harvey Haddix facing 5-6-7
b7 0-7 0 --- O STL G. Oliver H. Haddix 0% 99% Flyball: LF
b7 0-7 1 --- O STL G. Green H. Haddix 0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b7 0-7 2 --- O STL W. Shannon H. Haddix 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-0, Cardinals' Bob Duliba facing 8-9-1
t8 7-0 0 --- O PIT B. Virdon B. Duliba -0% 100% Lineout: RF
t8 7-0 1 --- O PIT H. Haddix B. Duliba -0% 100% Strikeout
t8 7-0 2 --- PIT B. Skinner B. Duliba 0% 100% Single to 1B
t8 7-0 2 1-- O PIT D. Groat B. Duliba -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-7, Pirates' Harvey Haddix facing 8-9-1
b8 0-7 0 --- O STL D. Carmel H. Haddix 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
Jay Porter pinch hits for Bob Duliba (P) batting 9th
b8 0-7 1 --- O STL J. Porter H. Haddix 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 0-7 2 --- O STL T. McCarver H. Haddix 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-0, Cardinals' Lindy McDaniel facing 3-4-5
Lindy McDaniel replaces Jay Porter (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 7-0 0 --- O PIT R. Clemente L. McDaniel -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 7-0 1 --- O PIT R. Nelson L. McDaniel -0% 100% Strikeout
t9 7-0 2 --- O PIT S. Burgess L. McDaniel 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-7, Pirates' Harvey Haddix facing 2-3-4
b9 0-7 0 --- O STL A. Grammas H. Haddix 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 0-7 1 --- O STL J. Cunningham H. Haddix 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b9 0-7 2 --- STL K. Boyer H. Haddix -0% 100% Single to P
b9 0-7 2 1-- O STL G. Oliver H. Haddix 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 0.

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