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Scores
Standings
DET
@CHW
11
8
BAL
@KCA
6
0
NYY
@LAA
3
5
LAD
@PIT
5
9
CHC
@STL
1
6
Saturday, May 6, 1961, 1:32PM
, Busch Stadium I
Attendance: 6,671, Time of Game: 2:20
Cubs
1
9-11
 Lost 3 
7th, 4 GB
at Cardinals
6
9-10
 Won 2 
6th, 3½ GB
W: Ray Sadecki (2-1)
L: Jim Brewer (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  5  0
Cardinals       0  1  0   0  0  4   0  1  X    6 13  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Richie Ashburn LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .422 -0.106 0.81 0.000 -0.106 -1.4 2 1 GDP
Don Zimmer 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .284 .785 -0.057 0.65 0.006 -0.064 -0.4 3 2
Ernie Banks SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 .307 .973 -0.017 0.70 0.037 -0.054 0.0 1 3 3B
Ron Santo 3B 3 0 2 1 1 0 .319 .930 0.108 0.89 0.130 -0.022 0.8 2 1
Billy Williams RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 .225 .562 -0.020 0.90 0.042 -0.063 -0.4 0 0
Ed Bouchee 1B 1 0 0 0 1 0 .233 .712 0.047 1.56 0.068 -0.022 0.4 4 1
   Frank Thomas PH-1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .708 -0.019 0.36 0.000 -0.019 -0.4 2 0
Al Heist CF 2 0 0 0 2 0 .206 .587 -0.161 0.97 0.024 -0.185 -1.4 4 0 GDP
Dick Bertell C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .642 -0.088 0.64 0.000 -0.088 -1.2 5 0 GDP
Jim Brewer P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.049 0.94 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 1 0
   Joe Schaffernoth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mel Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   George Freese PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 0.025 0.55 0.025 0.000 0.4
   Jerry Kindall PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Bob Anderson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .571 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 29 1 5 1 6 2 .172 .556 -0.337 0.81 0.332 -0.672 -4.0 24 9
3B: E Banks (3, off R Sadecki).
TB: E Banks 4; R Santo 2; D Zimmer.
GIDP: A Heist (2); D Bertell (2); R Ashburn (2).
RBI: R Santo (10).
2-out RBI: R Santo.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Banks-D Zimmer-E Bouchee.
Outfield Assists: R Ashburn (C James at home plate).

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julian Javier 2B 5 1 3 2 0 1 .290 .662 0.059 0.80 0.116 -0.057 1.9 4 8 2B
Don Landrum CF-RF 5 0 1 1 0 2 .116 .337 -0.034 0.72 0.044 -0.077 -0.1 2 0
Joe Cunningham 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .385 1.139 0.003 0.64 0.041 -0.038 -0.3 10 0 2B,HBP
Ken Boyer 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .277 .920 -0.049 0.83 0.011 -0.060 -0.6 3 3 IW
Daryl Spencer SS 3 2 1 0 1 1 .254 .874 0.038 1.05 0.089 -0.051 0.1 1 1
Charlie James RF 4 0 3 1 0 0 .455 1.091 0.303 1.18 0.305 -0.002 2.6 2 0 2·2B
   Curt Flood CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .722 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Don Taussig LF 4 2 3 1 0 0 .500 1.250 0.034 1.15 0.064 -0.030 0.5 1 0
Hal Smith C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .511 -0.209 1.16 0.000 -0.209 -2.5 3 0 GDP
Ray Sadecki P 3 1 1 1 0 0 .222 .556 0.018 1.12 0.105 -0.087 -0.0 0 0 2B,SH
Team Totals 34 6 13 6 2 4 .382 .962 0.163 0.95 0.775 -0.611 1.6 27 12
2B: R Sadecki (1, off J Schaffernoth); J Cunningham (4, off J Brewer); C James 2 (2, 2 off J Brewer); J Javier (3, off B Anderson).
SH: R Sadecki (1, off B Anderson).
IBB: K Boyer (2, by J Brewer).
HBP: J Cunningham (3, by J Brewer).
TB: C James 5; J Javier 4; D Taussig 3; R Sadecki 2; J Cunningham 2; D Landrum; D Spencer.
GIDP: H Smith (2).
RBI: J Javier 2 (7); D Landrum (2); R Sadecki (1); C James (1); D Taussig (3).
2-out RBI: J Javier 2; D Landrum; R Sadecki.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Javier-J Cunningham; K Boyer-J Javier-J Cunningham; J Javier-D Spencer-J Cunningham.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Brewer, L (0-1) 5.1 8 3 3 2 4 0 4.82 25 42 0.017 1.25 0.6
Joe Schaffernoth 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 0 4.50 3 1 1 -0.146 1.13 -1.6
Mel Wright 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.14 5 1 1 -0.028 0.21 -0.1
Bob Anderson 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.34 5 0 0 -0.006 0.07 -0.4
Team Totals 8 13 6 6 2 4 0 6.75 38 42 2 2 -0.163 0.95 -1.6

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ray Sadecki, W (2-1) 9 5 1 1 6 2 0 2.10 35 69 0.337 0.81 4.0
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 6 2 0 1.00 35 69 0.337 0.81 4.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Brewer (1; J Cunningham).
IBB: J Brewer (1; K Boyer).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Chris Pelekoudas, 1B - Jocko Conlan, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Ken Burkhart.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Richie Ashburn LF 1 Julian Javier 2B
2 Don Zimmer 2B 2 Don Landrum CF
3 Ernie Banks SS 3 Joe Cunningham 1B
4 Ron Santo 3B 4 Ken Boyer 3B
5 Billy Williams RF 5 Daryl Spencer SS
6 Ed Bouchee 1B 6 Charlie James RF
7 Al Heist CF 7 Don Taussig LF
8 Dick Bertell C 8 Hal Smith C
9 Jim Brewer P 9 Ray Sadecki P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-1 1 123 OO CHC A. Heist R. Sadecki 17% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b6 1-1 0 1-- STL C. James J. Brewer 14% 77% Double to LF (Deep LF-CF); Spencer to 3B
b2 0-1 0 1-- R STL C. James J. Brewer 12% 61% Double to CF (Deep LF-CF); Spencer Scores
b4 1-1 0 12- OO STL H. Smith J. Brewer -12% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; James to 3B
b6 2-1 2 --3 R STL R. Sadecki J. Schaffernoth 10% 83% Double to LF (Deep LF Line); Taussig Scores

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, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC R. Ashburn R. Sadecki 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC D. Zimmer R. Sadecki 2% 54% Foul Flyball: 3B
t1 0-0 2 --- CHC E. Banks R. Sadecki -3% 51% Triple to CF (Deep LF)
t1 0-0 2 --3 R CHC R. Santo R. Sadecki -8% 43% Single to P; Banks Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- O CHC B. Williams R. Sadecki 2% 45% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Jim Brewer facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- STL J. Javier J. Brewer 4% 49% Single to LF (SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-1 0 1-- O STL D. Landrum J. Brewer -4% 46% Popfly: 1B
b1 0-1 1 1-- O STL J. Cunningham J. Brewer -3% 43% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-1 2 1-- O STL K. Boyer J. Brewer -2% 40% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O CHC E. Bouchee R. Sadecki 2% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- CHC A. Heist R. Sadecki -2% 40% Walk
t2 1-0 1 1-- OO CHC D. Bertell R. Sadecki 5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Jim Brewer facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- STL D. Spencer J. Brewer 4% 49% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-- R STL C. James J. Brewer 12% 61% Double to CF (Deep LF-CF); Spencer Scores
b2 1-1 0 -2- O STL D. Taussig J. Brewer -2% 60% Groundout: 1B-P; James to 3B
b2 1-1 1 --3 O STL H. Smith J. Brewer -6% 54% Popfly: 3B
b2 1-1 2 --3 O STL R. Sadecki J. Brewer -4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- O CHC J. Brewer R. Sadecki 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-1 1 --- O CHC R. Ashburn R. Sadecki 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-1 2 --- O CHC D. Zimmer R. Sadecki 1% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Jim Brewer facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- O STL J. Javier J. Brewer -3% 53% Strikeout
b3 1-1 1 --- O STL D. Landrum J. Brewer -2% 51% Strikeout
b3 1-1 2 --- STL J. Cunningham J. Brewer 2% 54% Double to CF (Deep CF-RF)
b3 1-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL K. Boyer J. Brewer 1% 55% Intentional Walk
b3 1-1 2 12- O STL D. Spencer J. Brewer -5% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 3-4-5
t4 1-1 0 --- O CHC E. Banks R. Sadecki 3% 53% Lineout: LF
t4 1-1 1 --- CHC R. Santo R. Sadecki -3% 50% Walk
t4 1-1 1 1-- CHC B. Williams R. Sadecki -4% 46% Walk; Santo to 2B
t4 1-1 1 12- CHC E. Bouchee R. Sadecki -7% 39% Walk; Santo to 3B; Williams to 2B
t4 1-1 1 123 OO CHC A. Heist R. Sadecki 17% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Jim Brewer facing 6-7-8
b4 1-1 0 --- STL C. James J. Brewer 4% 60% Single to RF (CF-RF)
b4 1-1 0 1-- STL D. Taussig J. Brewer 6% 67% Single to LF; James to 2B
b4 1-1 0 12- OO STL H. Smith J. Brewer -12% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; James to 3B
b4 1-1 2 --3 O STL R. Sadecki J. Brewer -5% 50% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- O CHC D. Bertell R. Sadecki 3% 53% Popfly: 2B
t5 1-1 1 --- O CHC J. Brewer R. Sadecki 2% 55% Lineout: 2B
t5 1-1 2 --- O CHC R. Ashburn R. Sadecki 2% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Jim Brewer facing 1-2-3
b5 1-1 0 --- O STL J. Javier J. Brewer -3% 54% Flyball: CF
b5 1-1 1 --- O STL D. Landrum J. Brewer -2% 52% Strikeout Looking
b5 1-1 2 --- STL J. Cunningham J. Brewer 2% 53% Hit By Pitch
b5 1-1 2 1-- O STL K. Boyer J. Brewer -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 2-3-4
t6 1-1 0 --- O CHC D. Zimmer R. Sadecki 4% 54% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 1-1 1 --- O CHC E. Banks R. Sadecki 3% 56% Flyball: CF
t6 1-1 2 --- CHC R. Santo R. Sadecki -2% 54% Single to RF (CF-RF)
t6 1-1 2 1-- O CHC B. Williams R. Sadecki 4% 58% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Jim Brewer facing 5-6-7
b6 1-1 0 --- STL D. Spencer J. Brewer 5% 63% Single to LF
b6 1-1 0 1-- STL C. James J. Brewer 14% 77% Double to LF (Deep LF-CF); Spencer to 3B
b6 1-1 0 -23 RO STL D. Taussig J. Brewer -1% 75% Single to LF (SS-3B Hole); Spencer Scores; James out at Hm/LF-C; Taussig to 2B/Adv on throw
Joe Schaffernoth replaces Jim Brewer pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-1 1 -2- O STL H. Smith J. Schaffernoth -3% 72% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Taussig to 3B
b6 2-1 2 --3 R STL R. Sadecki J. Schaffernoth 10% 83% Double to LF (Deep LF Line); Taussig Scores
b6 3-1 2 -2- R STL J. Javier J. Schaffernoth 7% 90% Single to CF; Sadecki Scores; Javier to 2B/Adv on throw
Mel Wright replaces Joe Schaffernoth pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-1 2 -2- R STL D. Landrum M. Wright 4% 94% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Javier Scores; Landrum to 2B/Adv on throw
b6 5-1 2 -2- O STL J. Cunningham M. Wright -1% 93% Flyball: LF
4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-5, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 6-7-8
Frank Thomas pinch hits for Ed Bouchee (1B) batting 6th
t7 1-5 0 --- O CHC F. Thomas R. Sadecki 2% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-5 1 --- O CHC A. Heist R. Sadecki 1% 96% Foul Flyball: C
t7 1-5 2 --- O CHC D. Bertell R. Sadecki 1% 97% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cubs' Mel Wright facing 4-5-6
Frank Thomas moves from PH to 1B
b7 5-1 0 --- O STL K. Boyer M. Wright -0% 96% Lineout: 3B
b7 5-1 1 --- O STL D. Spencer M. Wright -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-1 2 --- O STL C. James M. Wright -0% 96% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-5, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 9-1-2
George Freese pinch hits for Mel Wright (P) batting 9th
t8 1-5 0 --- CHC G. Freese R. Sadecki -3% 93% Walk
Jerry Kindall pinch runs for George Freese (PH) batting 9th
t8 1-5 0 1-- OO CHC R. Ashburn R. Sadecki 5% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
t8 1-5 2 --- CHC D. Zimmer R. Sadecki -1% 98% Single to RF
t8 1-5 2 1-- CHC E. Banks R. Sadecki -1% 96% Single to LF; Zimmer to 2B
t8 1-5 2 12- O CHC R. Santo R. Sadecki 2% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cubs' Bob Anderson facing 7-8-9
Bob Anderson replaces Jerry Kindall (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-1 0 --- STL D. Taussig B. Anderson 0% 99% Single to CF (SS-2B)
b8 5-1 0 1-- O STL H. Smith B. Anderson -0% 99% Lineout: CF
b8 5-1 1 1-- O STL R. Sadecki B. Anderson -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Taussig to 2B
b8 5-1 2 -2- R STL J. Javier B. Anderson 1% 99% Double to RF; Taussig Scores
b8 6-1 2 -2- O STL D. Landrum B. Anderson -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-6, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 5-6-7
Curt Flood replaces Charlie James (RF) playing CF batting 6th
Don Landrum moves from CF to RF
t9 1-6 0 --- O CHC B. Williams R. Sadecki 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 1-6 1 --- O CHC F. Thomas R. Sadecki 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-6 2 --- CHC A. Heist R. Sadecki -0% 100% Walk
t9 1-6 2 1-- O CHC D. Bertell R. Sadecki 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 6.

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