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Standings
CHW
@BAL
1
3
WSA
@KCA
7
3
CLE
@LAA
0
9
DET
@MIN
5
2
PHI
@CHC
2
1
 
(10)
LAD
@CIN
0
2
PIT
@MLN
0
1
SFG
@STL
4
12
Tuesday, May 23, 1961, 8:02PM
, Busch Stadium I
Attendance: 9,571, Time of Game: 2:28
Giants
4
21-13
 Lost 1 
1st
at Cardinals
12
14-18
 Won 1 
6th, 6 GB
W: Ray Sadecki (3-3)
L: Sam Jones (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          1  0  0   1  0  1   0  1  0    4 12  1
Cardinals       2  0  5   1  0  0   1  3  X   12 15  1

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joey Amalfitano 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .226 .294 .226 .520 -0.015 0.43 0.026 -0.040 -0.6 3 5
Harvey Kuenn RF 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .275 .349 .385 .734 0.091 0.50 0.117 -0.025 0.3 1 0 HR
Willie Mays CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .291 .392 .543 .935 -0.064 0.60 0.010 -0.074 -0.6 1 0
Orlando Cepeda 1B 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .286 .321 .594 .915 0.018 0.33 0.046 -0.028 0.7 12 0 HR,2B
Felipe Alou LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .291 .346 .470 .817 0.001 0.59 0.045 -0.043 0.6 3 0 2B
Jim Davenport 3B 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .308 .393 .513 .906 0.026 0.70 0.076 -0.050 1.1 1 0 2B
Tom Haller C 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .139 .273 .306 .578 -0.074 0.85 0.000 -0.074 -1.3 3 0
   Eddie Bressoud PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .138 .133 .241 .375 -0.026 0.62 0.000 -0.026 -1.2 GDP
   Hobie Landrith C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .412 .455 .866 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jose Pagan SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .241 .292 .373 .666 -0.051 0.54 0.005 -0.056 -0.1 0 4
Sam Jones P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .267 .357 .624 -0.019 0.74 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 0 0
   Eddie Fisher P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .333 .500 0.021 0.34 0.021 0.000 0.6 0 0 2B
   Jim Duffalo PH-P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .250 .500 .750 -0.010 0.40 0.000 -0.010 -0.3 0 1
   Matty Alou PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .444 .524 .611 1.135 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
   Billy O'Dell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 37 4 12 4 3 6 40 .324 .375 .595 .970 -0.107 0.53 0.346 -0.450 -1.0 24 11
2B: O Cepeda (5, off R Sadecki); J Davenport (6, off R Sadecki); E Fisher (1, off R Sadecki); F Alou (9, off R Sadecki).
HR: H Kuenn (2, off R Sadecki, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF); O Cepeda (12, off R Sadecki, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
TB: O Cepeda 6; H Kuenn 4; F Alou 3; J Davenport 3; E Fisher 2; W Mays 2; J Pagan; J Amalfitano.
GIDP: E Bressoud (1).
RBI: O Cepeda (33); J Davenport (10); J Pagan (10); H Kuenn (12).
2-out RBI: J Pagan.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Amalfitano-O Cepeda 2.
E: E Fisher (1).

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Curt Flood CF 4 4 3 0 1 0 5 .275 .370 .400 .770 0.081 0.41 0.083 -0.002 1.9 1 0 2·2B
Joe Cunningham RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 .316 .443 .474 .917 0.022 0.61 0.059 -0.037 0.6 2 0 SH
Bill White 1B 5 3 4 5 0 0 5 .264 .307 .358 .666 0.283 0.52 0.285 -0.002 4.3 9 0 HR,2B
Ken Boyer 3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .298 .382 .456 .838 -0.058 0.39 0.003 -0.061 -1.8 1 5 2B,GDP
Stan Musial LF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .275 .379 .450 .829 -0.010 0.45 0.006 -0.015 -0.1 2 0 2·IW
   Don Taussig PR-LF 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 .500 .500 .889 1.389 0.002 0.01 0.002 0.000 1.8 0 0 HR
Daryl Spencer SS 5 1 2 3 0 0 5 .271 .391 .411 .802 0.061 0.54 0.084 -0.023 1.7 2 3
Alex Grammas 2B 4 0 3 2 0 0 4 .222 .333 .333 .667 0.080 0.34 0.081 -0.001 2.0 4 2 2B
Hal Smith C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .183 .259 .225 .485 -0.036 0.38 0.000 -0.036 -1.1 6 1 IW
Ray Sadecki P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .278 .278 .333 .611 -0.034 0.29 0.000 -0.034 -1.7 0 0
Team Totals 37 12 15 12 4 2 42 .405 .463 .703 1.166 0.391 0.44 0.603 -0.211 7.6 27 11
2B: B White (5, off S Jones); A Grammas (2, off S Jones); C Flood 2 (5, 1 off B O'Dell, 1 off E Fisher); K Boyer (1, off J Duffalo).
HR: B White (1, off S Jones, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF); D Taussig (2, off B O'Dell, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
SH: J Cunningham (1, off B O'Dell).
IBB: S Musial 2 (4, 1 by S Jones, 1 by J Duffalo); H Smith (4, by J Duffalo).
TB: B White 8; C Flood 5; A Grammas 4; D Taussig 4; D Spencer 2; K Boyer 2; J Cunningham.
GIDP: K Boyer (2).
RBI: B White 5 (13); D Spencer 3 (19); D Taussig 2 (5); A Grammas 2 (3).
2-out RBI: D Taussig 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 7 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Grammas-D Spencer-B White; H Smith-D Spencer.
E: C Flood (1).

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Sam Jones, L (3-3) 2.1 7 7 7 2 1 1 4.44 16 14 -0.390 0.97 -6.1
Eddie Fisher 3.2 3 1 1 0 1 0 2.82 13 1 0 0.008 0.18 1.4
Jim Duffalo 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 5.02 7 0 0 -0.006 0.09 -0.4
Billy O'Dell 1 3 3 3 0 0 1 5.50 6 0 0 -0.005 0.02 -2.4
Team Totals 8 15 12 12 4 2 2 13.50 42 14 1 0 -0.393 0.44 -7.6

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ray Sadecki, W (3-3) 9 12 4 4 3 6 2 2.68 40 50 0.107 0.53 1.0
Team Totals 9 12 4 4 3 6 2 4.00 40 50 0.107 0.53 1.0
Balks: None.
WP: B O'Dell (1); R Sadecki (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: S Jones (5; S Musial); J Duffalo 2 (3; S Musial, H Smith).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Secory, 1B - Tony Venzon, 2B - Ed Sudol, 3B - Frank Dascoli.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 9,571.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Joey Amalfitano 2B 1 Curt Flood CF
2 Harvey Kuenn RF 2 Joe Cunningham RF
3 Willie Mays CF 3 Bill White 1B
4 Orlando Cepeda 1B 4 Ken Boyer 3B
5 Felipe Alou LF 5 Stan Musial LF
6 Jim Davenport 3B 6 Daryl Spencer SS
7 Tom Haller C 7 Alex Grammas 2B
8 Jose Pagan SS 8 Hal Smith C
9 Sam Jones P 9 Ray Sadecki P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-1 1 1-- RR STL B. White S. Jones 17% 62% Home Run (Deep RF); Flood Scores
b3 2-1 0 12- R STL B. White S. Jones 11% 85% Double to RF; Flood Scores; Cunningham to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- R SFG H. Kuenn R. Sadecki -9% 43% Home Run (Deep RF)
b3 3-1 1 123 RR STL D. Spencer S. Jones 8% 90% Single to LF; Cunningham Scores; White Scores; Musial to 2B
b3 5-1 1 12- RR STL A. Grammas S. Jones 6% 96% Double to LF; Musial Scores; Spencer 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, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O SFG J. Amalfitano R. Sadecki 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- R SFG H. Kuenn R. Sadecki -9% 43% Home Run (Deep RF)
t1 1-0 1 --- O SFG W. Mays R. Sadecki 1% 44% Popfly: 2B
t1 1-0 2 --- O SFG O. Cepeda R. Sadecki 1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Sam Jones facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- STL C. Flood S. Jones 4% 49% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- O STL J. Cunningham S. Jones -4% 46% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 1 1-- RR STL B. White S. Jones 17% 62% Home Run (Deep RF); Flood Scores
b1 2-1 1 --- O STL K. Boyer S. Jones -1% 61% Flyball: LF
b1 2-1 2 --- O STL S. Musial S. Jones -1% 60% Popfly: C
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 5-6-7
t2 1-2 0 --- O SFG F. Alou R. Sadecki 3% 62% Flyball: LF
t2 1-2 1 --- SFG J. Davenport R. Sadecki -3% 60% Walk
t2 1-2 1 1-- OO SFG T. Haller R. Sadecki 6% 65% Double Play: Strikeout, Baserunner Out Advancing; Davenport out at 2B/C-SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Giants' Sam Jones facing 6-7-8
b2 2-1 0 --- O STL D. Spencer S. Jones -2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 2-1 1 --- STL A. Grammas S. Jones 2% 65% Single to LF
b2 2-1 1 1-- O STL H. Smith S. Jones -3% 63% Lineout: CF
b2 2-1 2 1-- O STL R. Sadecki S. Jones -2% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 8-9-1
t3 1-2 0 --- O SFG J. Pagan R. Sadecki 3% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-2 1 --- O SFG S. Jones R. Sadecki 2% 65% Popfly: 2B
t3 1-2 2 --- SFG J. Amalfitano R. Sadecki -1% 64% Single to CF
t3 1-2 2 1-- SFG H. Kuenn R. Sadecki -2% 62% Walk; Amalfitano to 2B
t3 1-2 2 12- O SFG W. Mays R. Sadecki 5% 67% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Giants' Sam Jones facing 1-2-3
b3 2-1 0 --- STL C. Flood S. Jones 3% 70% Single to 3B
b3 2-1 0 1-- STL J. Cunningham S. Jones 5% 74% Single to SS; Flood to 2B
b3 2-1 0 12- R STL B. White S. Jones 11% 85% Double to RF; Flood Scores; Cunningham to 3B
b3 3-1 0 -23 O STL K. Boyer S. Jones -3% 82% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 3-1 1 -23 STL S. Musial S. Jones 0% 82% Intentional Walk
b3 3-1 1 123 RR STL D. Spencer S. Jones 8% 90% Single to LF; Cunningham Scores; White Scores; Musial to 2B
b3 5-1 1 12- RR STL A. Grammas S. Jones 6% 96% Double to LF; Musial Scores; Spencer Scores
Eddie Fisher replaces Sam Jones pitching and batting 9th
b3 7-1 1 -2- O STL H. Smith E. Fisher -1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B; Grammas to 3B
b3 7-1 2 --3 O STL R. Sadecki E. Fisher -1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 7.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-7, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 4-5-6
t4 1-7 0 --- SFG O. Cepeda R. Sadecki -2% 92% Double to LF
t4 1-7 0 -2- O SFG F. Alou R. Sadecki 2% 94% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-7 1 -2- R SFG J. Davenport R. Sadecki -3% 91% Double to RF; Cepeda Scores
t4 2-7 1 -2- O SFG T. Haller R. Sadecki 2% 93% Strikeout
t4 2-7 2 -2- O SFG J. Pagan R. Sadecki 2% 94% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Cardinals 7.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-2, Giants' Eddie Fisher facing 1-2-3
b4 7-2 0 --- STL C. Flood E. Fisher 1% 95% Double to LF
b4 7-2 0 -2- STL J. Cunningham E. Fisher 1% 97% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Flood to 3B
b4 7-2 0 1-3 R STL B. White E. Fisher 1% 98% Single to RF; Flood Scores; Cunningham to 2B
b4 8-2 0 12- OO STL K. Boyer E. Fisher -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B; Cunningham to 3B
b4 8-2 2 --3 O STL S. Musial E. Fisher -1% 96% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Cardinals 8.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 2-8, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 9-1-2
t5 2-8 0 --- SFG E. Fisher R. Sadecki -2% 94% Double to LF
t5 2-8 0 -2- O SFG J. Amalfitano R. Sadecki 2% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-8 1 -2- O SFG H. Kuenn R. Sadecki 1% 97% Strikeout
t5 2-8 2 -2- O SFG W. Mays R. Sadecki 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Cardinals 8.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 8-2, Giants' Eddie Fisher facing 6-7-8
b5 8-2 0 --- O STL D. Spencer E. Fisher -0% 97% Foul Flyball: 1B
b5 8-2 1 --- STL A. Grammas E. Fisher 0% 98% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b5 8-2 1 1-- OO STL H. Smith E. Fisher -1% 97% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Cardinals 8.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 2-8, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 4-5-6
t6 2-8 0 --- R SFG O. Cepeda R. Sadecki -2% 95% Home Run (Deep LF)
t6 3-8 0 --- SFG F. Alou R. Sadecki -3% 92% Double to RF
t6 3-8 0 -2- SFG J. Davenport R. Sadecki -1% 91% Wild Pitch; Alou to 3B
t6 3-8 0 --3 O SFG J. Davenport R. Sadecki 2% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 3-8 1 --3 O SFG T. Haller R. Sadecki 2% 96% Strikeout
t6 3-8 2 --3 O SFG J. Pagan R. Sadecki 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 3, Cardinals 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 8-3, Giants' Eddie Fisher facing 9-1-2
b6 8-3 0 --- O STL R. Sadecki E. Fisher -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 8-3 1 --- O STL C. Flood E. Fisher -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 8-3 2 --- O STL J. Cunningham E. Fisher -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Cardinals 8.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 3-8, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 9-1-2
Jim Duffalo pinch hits for Eddie Fisher (P) batting 9th
t7 3-8 0 --- O SFG J. Duffalo R. Sadecki 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
t7 3-8 1 --- SFG J. Amalfitano R. Sadecki -1% 96% Walk
t7 3-8 1 1-- O SFG H. Kuenn R. Sadecki 1% 98% Flyball: LF
t7 3-8 2 1-- SFG W. Mays R. Sadecki -1% 97% Single to CF; Amalfitano to 3B/Adv on E8
t7 3-8 2 1-3 O SFG O. Cepeda R. Sadecki 2% 98% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Giants 3, Cardinals 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 8-3, Giants' Jim Duffalo facing 3-4-5
Jim Duffalo moves from PH to P
b7 8-3 0 --- O STL B. White J. Duffalo -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 8-3 1 --- STL K. Boyer J. Duffalo 0% 99% Double to LF
b7 8-3 1 -2- STL S. Musial J. Duffalo 0% 99% Intentional Walk
Don Taussig pinch runs for Stan Musial (LF) batting 5th
b7 8-3 1 12- R STL D. Spencer J. Duffalo 1% 99% Single to LF; Boyer Scores; Taussig to 2B
b7 9-3 1 12- O STL A. Grammas J. Duffalo -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B; Taussig to 3B; Spencer to 2B
b7 9-3 2 -23 STL H. Smith J. Duffalo 0% 99% Intentional Walk
b7 9-3 2 123 O STL R. Sadecki J. Duffalo -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Giants 3, Cardinals 9.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 3-9, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 5-6-7
Don Taussig moves from PR to LF
t8 3-9 0 --- SFG F. Alou R. Sadecki -1% 98% Single to LF
t8 3-9 0 1-- SFG J. Davenport R. Sadecki -1% 97% Single to RF; Alou to 2B
Eddie Bressoud pinch hits for Tom Haller (C) batting 7th
t8 3-9 0 12- OO SFG E. Bressoud R. Sadecki 3% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Alou to 3B
t8 3-9 2 --3 R SFG J. Pagan R. Sadecki -1% 99% Single to LF; Alou Scores
Matty Alou pinch hits for Jim Duffalo (P) batting 9th
t8 4-9 2 1-- O SFG M. Alou R. Sadecki 0% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Cardinals 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 9-4, Giants' Billy O'Dell facing 1-2-3
Billy O'Dell replaces Matty Alou (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Hobie Landrith replaces Eddie Bressoud (PH) playing C batting 7th
b8 9-4 0 --- STL C. Flood B. O'Dell 0% 100% Double to RF
b8 9-4 0 -2- O STL J. Cunningham B. O'Dell -0% 100% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Flood to 3B
b8 9-4 1 --3 R STL B. White B. O'Dell 0% 100% Single to RF; Flood Scores
b8 10-4 1 1-- O STL K. Boyer B. O'Dell -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 10-4 2 1-- STL D. Taussig B. O'Dell 0% 100% Wild Pitch; White to 2B
b8 10-4 2 -2- RR STL D. Taussig B. O'Dell 0% 100% Home Run (Deep RF); White Scores
b8 12-4 2 --- O STL D. Spencer B. O'Dell -0% 100% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 4, Cardinals 12.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 4-12, Cardinals' Ray Sadecki facing 1-2-3
t9 4-12 0 --- O SFG J. Amalfitano R. Sadecki 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 4-12 1 --- O SFG H. Kuenn R. Sadecki 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 4-12 2 --- SFG W. Mays R. Sadecki -0% 100% Single to LF
t9 4-12 2 1-- O SFG O. Cepeda R. Sadecki 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Cardinals 12.

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