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Wednesday, May 20, 1964, 8:02PM
, Busch Stadium I
Attendance: 8,612, Time of Game: 1:57
Cubs
0
12-17
 Lost 1 
8th, 6½ GB
at Cardinals
1
20-14
 Won 1 
3rd, 1 GB
W: Bob Gibson (4-0)
L: Larry Jackson (5-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  1
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  X    1  8  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jimmy Stewart 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .241 .326 .310 .636 -0.079 0.78 0.000 -0.079 -0.6 4 5
Lou Brock RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .261 .307 .353 .660 -0.133 1.32 0.000 -0.133 -0.7 2 0
Billy Williams LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .389 .465 .717 1.182 -0.091 1.14 0.012 -0.103 -0.4 1 0
Ron Santo 3B 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .330 .433 .600 1.033 -0.003 0.91 0.050 -0.052 0.3 1 2
Ernie Banks 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .254 .281 .421 .702 -0.037 1.54 0.043 -0.081 -0.3 11 2
Andre Rodgers SS 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .262 .341 .495 .837 -0.105 1.48 0.000 -0.105 -0.9 0 3
Billy Cowan CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .237 .288 .464 .752 -0.088 1.15 0.000 -0.088 -0.7 1 1
Dick Bertell C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .274 .322 .345 .667 -0.087 1.15 0.000 -0.087 -0.6 4 0
Larry Jackson P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .087 .087 .174 .261 -0.080 1.08 0.000 -0.080 -0.5 0 1
Team Totals 31 0 4 0 0 12 31 .129 .129 .129 .258 -0.703 1.15 0.105 -0.808 -4.4 24 14
TB: R Santo 2; E Banks; B Williams.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: A Rodgers (9).
Outfield Assists: B Cowan (B White at 2nd base).

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 0 0 0 0 1 4 .291 .338 .411 .749 -0.079 1.39 0.040 -0.119 -0.5 1 0
Doug Clemens LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .270 .325 .541 .866 -0.061 1.40 0.036 -0.097 -0.4 0 0 SH
Dick Groat SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .284 .329 .340 .669 -0.024 1.50 0.076 -0.100 -0.3 0 4
Ken Boyer 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .356 .422 .553 .975 0.035 1.59 0.111 -0.076 0.2 1 0
Bill White 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .248 .321 .397 .718 0.052 1.66 0.145 -0.093 -0.4 8 4
Johnny Lewis RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .250 .353 .417 .770 -0.019 0.83 0.024 -0.042 -0.0 0 0
Julian Javier 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .245 .272 .382 .654 -0.105 0.90 0.000 -0.105 -1.2 1 0
Tim McCarver C 3 0 3 0 1 0 4 .303 .355 .465 .820 0.125 1.05 0.125 0.000 1.2 12 0 IW
Bob Gibson P 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .143 .217 .143 .360 -0.127 1.67 0.000 -0.127 -1.5 4 1 SH
Team Totals 30 1 8 1 4 4 36 .267 .353 .267 .620 -0.203 1.33 0.557 -0.759 -2.9 27 9
SH: D Clemens (2, off L Jackson); B Gibson (2, off L Jackson).
IBB: T McCarver (1, by L Jackson).
TB: T McCarver 3; B White; K Boyer; D Groat; D Clemens; J Lewis.
RBI: B White (11).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 1 for 9.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Jackson, L (5-3) 8 8 1 1 4 4 0 4.13 36 62 0.203 1.33 2.9
Team Totals 8 8 1 1 4 4 0 1.12 36 62 0.203 1.33 2.9

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Gibson, W (4-0) 9 4 0 0 0 12 0 2.17 31 91 0.703 1.15 4.4
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 0 12 0 0.00 31 91 0.703 1.15 4.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: L Jackson (2; T McCarver).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tony Venzon, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Jocko Conlan, 3B - Doug Harvey.
Time of Game: 1:57.
Attendance: 8,612.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Jimmy Stewart 2B 1 Curt Flood CF
2 Lou Brock RF 2 Doug Clemens LF
3 Billy Williams LF 3 Dick Groat SS
4 Ron Santo 3B 4 Ken Boyer 3B
5 Ernie Banks 1B 5 Bill White 1B
6 Andre Rodgers SS 6 Johnny Lewis RF
7 Billy Cowan CF 7 Julian Javier 2B
8 Dick Bertell C 8 Tim McCarver C
9 Larry Jackson P 9 Bob Gibson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 0-0 0 12- RO STL B. White L. Jackson 14% 91% Single to CF; Groat Scores; Boyer to 3B; White out at 2B/CF-SS-1B-2B
b8 0-0 0 1-- STL K. Boyer L. Jackson 9% 76% Single to LF; Groat to 2B
t9 0-1 0 --- O CHC L. Brock B. Gibson 7% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 0-0 2 1-3 O STL D. Groat L. Jackson -7% 50% Lineout: RF
b8 0-0 0 --- STL D. Groat L. Jackson 6% 67% Single to CF

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' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC J. Stewart B. Gibson 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC L. Brock B. Gibson 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- CHC B. Williams B. Gibson -1% 53% Single to LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- CHC R. Santo B. Gibson -2% 51% Single to LF; Williams to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O CHC E. Banks B. Gibson 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Larry Jackson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL C. Flood L. Jackson -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O STL D. Clemens L. Jackson -2% 51% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- STL D. Groat L. Jackson 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- STL K. Boyer L. Jackson 2% 54% Walk; Groat to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- O STL B. White L. Jackson -4% 50% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHC A. Rodgers B. Gibson 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O CHC B. Cowan B. Gibson 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O CHC D. Bertell B. Gibson 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Larry Jackson facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O STL J. Lewis L. Jackson -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O STL J. Javier L. Jackson -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- STL T. McCarver L. Jackson 1% 52% Single to CF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O STL B. Gibson L. Jackson -2% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O CHC L. Jackson B. Gibson 3% 53% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 0-0 1 --- O CHC J. Stewart B. Gibson 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O CHC L. Brock B. Gibson 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Larry Jackson facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- STL C. Flood L. Jackson 4% 59% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b3 0-0 0 1-- O STL D. Clemens L. Jackson -2% 58% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Flood to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- O STL D. Groat L. Jackson -3% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B; Flood to 3B
b3 0-0 2 --3 O STL K. Boyer L. Jackson -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Williams B. Gibson 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 1 --- CHC R. Santo B. Gibson -3% 50% Single to CF
t4 0-0 1 1-- CHC E. Banks B. Gibson -4% 45% Single to SS; Santo to 2B
t4 0-0 1 12- O CHC A. Rodgers B. Gibson 5% 51% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-0 2 12- O CHC B. Cowan B. Gibson 5% 56% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Larry Jackson facing 5-6-7
b4 0-0 0 --- O STL B. White L. Jackson -3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- O STL J. Lewis L. Jackson -2% 51% Lineout: 1B
b4 0-0 2 --- O STL J. Javier L. Jackson -1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Bertell B. Gibson 3% 53% Strikeout
t5 0-0 1 --- O CHC L. Jackson B. Gibson 2% 55% Foul Flyball: 1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O CHC J. Stewart B. Gibson 1% 57% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Larry Jackson facing 8-9-1
b5 0-0 0 --- STL T. McCarver L. Jackson 5% 61% Single to 2B
b5 0-0 0 1-- O STL B. Gibson L. Jackson -4% 57% Strikeout
b5 0-0 1 1-- O STL C. Flood L. Jackson -4% 53% Flyball: CF
b5 0-0 2 1-- STL D. Clemens L. Jackson 4% 57% Single to RF; McCarver to 3B
b5 0-0 2 1-3 O STL D. Groat L. Jackson -7% 50% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 2-3-4
t6 0-0 0 --- O CHC L. Brock B. Gibson 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- O CHC B. Williams B. Gibson 2% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-0 2 --- O CHC R. Santo B. Gibson 2% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Larry Jackson facing 4-5-6
b6 0-0 0 --- O STL K. Boyer L. Jackson -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-0 1 --- O STL B. White L. Jackson -2% 52% Lineout: 2B
b6 0-0 2 --- STL J. Lewis L. Jackson 2% 54% Single to RF
b6 0-0 2 1-- O STL J. Javier L. Jackson -4% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 5-6-7
t7 0-0 0 --- O CHC E. Banks B. Gibson 4% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t7 0-0 1 --- O CHC A. Rodgers B. Gibson 3% 57% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-0 2 --- O CHC B. Cowan B. Gibson 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Larry Jackson facing 8-9-1
b7 0-0 0 --- STL T. McCarver L. Jackson 6% 64% Single to CF
b7 0-0 0 1-- O STL B. Gibson L. Jackson -2% 62% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; McCarver to 2B
b7 0-0 1 -2- O STL C. Flood L. Jackson -6% 56% Strikeout
b7 0-0 2 -2- O STL D. Clemens L. Jackson -6% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 8-9-1
t8 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Bertell B. Gibson 5% 55% Lineout: 2B
t8 0-0 1 --- O CHC L. Jackson B. Gibson 3% 58% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 0-0 2 --- O CHC J. Stewart B. Gibson 2% 61% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Larry Jackson facing 3-4-5
b8 0-0 0 --- STL D. Groat L. Jackson 6% 67% Single to CF
b8 0-0 0 1-- STL K. Boyer L. Jackson 9% 76% Single to LF; Groat to 2B
b8 0-0 0 12- RO STL B. White L. Jackson 14% 91% Single to CF; Groat Scores; Boyer to 3B; White out at 2B/CF-SS-1B-2B
b8 1-0 1 --3 STL J. Lewis L. Jackson 1% 91% Walk
b8 1-0 1 1-3 O STL J. Javier L. Jackson -4% 87% Lineout: RF
b8 1-0 2 1-3 STL T. McCarver L. Jackson 1% 88% Intentional Walk; Lewis to 2B
b8 1-0 2 123 O STL B. Gibson L. Jackson -4% 84% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 2-3-4
t9 0-1 0 --- O CHC L. Brock B. Gibson 7% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 0-1 1 --- O CHC B. Williams B. Gibson 5% 96% Strikeout
t9 0-1 2 --- O CHC R. Santo B. Gibson 4% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 1.

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