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Standings
CLE
@BOS
5
2
KCR
@CHW
0
6
WSA
@NYY
4
6
MIN
@OAK
7
4
SDP
@ATL
2
0
HOU
@CIN
2
6
SFG
@LAD
14
10
 
(10)
NYM
@PHI
5
4
MON
@PIT
3
2
CHC
@STL
1
2
CHC
@STL
1
2
Wednesday, September 23, 1970, 5:30PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:11
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Cubs
1
80-73
 Lost 2 
3rd, 2½ GB
at Cardinals
2
73-81
 Won 1 
4th, 9 GB
W: Bob Gibson (23-6)
L: Fergie Jenkins (20-16)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  2  4
Cardinals       0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  X    2  7  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Kessinger SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .268 .335 .355 .690 -0.047 1.13 0.041 -0.089 -0.4 1 2
Glenn Beckert 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .298 .333 .363 .696 -0.002 1.13 0.088 -0.090 0.2 3 0 3B,SB
Billy Williams LF 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 .326 .394 .599 .993 -0.056 1.66 0.028 -0.084 -0.1 1 0 SF
Ron Santo 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .267 .370 .479 .849 -0.132 1.57 0.016 -0.148 -0.7 0 3
Jim Hickman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .324 .427 .602 1.029 -0.127 1.21 0.000 -0.127 -0.7 6 0
Joe Pepitone CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .262 .306 .477 .782 0.005 0.98 0.049 -0.044 -0.1 1 0
Johnny Callison RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .265 .349 .441 .790 -0.103 1.39 0.000 -0.103 -0.7 0 0
Randy Hundley C 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .246 .288 .360 .648 -0.078 0.95 0.000 -0.078 -0.5 12 2
Fergie Jenkins P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .114 .120 .210 .330 -0.103 1.34 0.000 -0.103 -0.6 0 1
Team Totals 28 1 2 1 3 7 32 .071 .156 .143 .299 -0.643 1.27 0.222 -0.866 -3.6 24 8
3B: G Beckert (6, off B Gibson).
SF: B Williams (4, off B Gibson).
TB: G Beckert 3; J Pepitone.
RBI: B Williams (127).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
E: R Santo 2 (27); D Kessinger (22); F Jenkins (4).
Baserunning
SB: G Beckert (4, 2nd base off B Gibson/T Simmons).

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Brock LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .304 .360 .426 .786 0.014 0.91 0.082 -0.068 0.2 3 0 SB,CS
Julian Javier 2B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .254 .287 .310 .597 0.085 1.07 0.137 -0.052 0.9 2 1 2B,SB
Joe Hague 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .272 .360 .423 .782 -0.069 1.08 0.019 -0.089 -0.9 11 0
Joe Torre 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .325 .399 .504 .903 -0.055 0.87 0.012 -0.067 -0.8 0 0
Jose Cardenal CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .293 .346 .426 .772 -0.052 0.85 0.029 -0.082 -0.5 1 0 2B
Luis Melendez RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .389 .410 .417 .827 0.006 0.69 0.052 -0.046 0.0 3 0 SB
Ted Simmons C 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .241 .331 .323 .654 0.114 0.95 0.154 -0.040 1.2 7 0 IW
Dal Maxvill SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .201 .287 .224 .512 -0.099 0.80 0.000 -0.099 -1.3 0 4
Bob Gibson P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .311 .357 .415 .772 -0.088 0.87 0.000 -0.088 -1.0 0 2
Team Totals 33 2 7 1 2 12 35 .212 .257 .273 .530 -0.144 0.90 0.485 -0.631 -2.1 27 7
2B: J Javier (16, off F Jenkins); J Cardenal (32, off F Jenkins).
IBB: T Simmons (5, by F Jenkins).
TB: J Javier 3; J Cardenal 2; L Melendez; T Simmons; L Brock; J Torre.
RBI: J Javier (41).
2-out RBI: J Javier.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 12.
Baserunning
SB: J Javier (6, 2nd base off F Jenkins/R Hundley); L Brock (49, 2nd base off F Jenkins/R Hundley); L Melendez (2, 2nd base off F Jenkins/R Hundley).
CS: L Brock (15, 2nd base by F Jenkins/R Hundley).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Fergie Jenkins, L (20-16) 8 7 2 2 2 12 0 3.48 35 70 0.144 0.90 2.1
Team Totals 8 7 2 2 2 12 0 2.25 35 70 0.144 0.90 2.1

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Gibson, W (23-6) 9 2 1 1 3 7 0 3.05 32 83 0.644 1.27 3.6
Team Totals 9 2 1 1 3 7 0 1.00 32 83 0.644 1.27 3.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: F Jenkins (6; T Simmons).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Dezelan, 1B - Tony Venzon, 2B - Frank Secory, 3B - Bill Williams.
Time of Game: 2:11.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Don Kessinger SS 1 Lou Brock LF
2 Glenn Beckert 2B 2 Julian Javier 2B
3 Billy Williams LF 3 Joe Hague 1B
4 Ron Santo 3B 4 Joe Torre 3B
5 Jim Hickman 1B 5 Jose Cardenal CF
6 Joe Pepitone CF 6 Luis Melendez RF
7 Johnny Callison RF 7 Ted Simmons C
8 Randy Hundley C 8 Dal Maxvill SS
9 Fergie Jenkins P 9 Bob Gibson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 0 1-- R STL T. Simmons F. Jenkins 15% 74% Single to RF; Melendez Scores/Adv on E5/No RBI; Simmons to 3B
b2 1-0 2 1-3 R STL J. Javier F. Jenkins 9% 75% Single to RF; Simmons Scores; Brock to 3B
t9 1-2 0 --- O CHC B. Williams B. Gibson 7% 91% Flyball: RF
t4 0-2 1 --- CHC G. Beckert B. Gibson -7% 68% Triple to CF
t6 1-2 2 12- O CHC R. Santo B. Gibson 7% 74% Groundout: SS-1B

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 D. Kessinger B. Gibson 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC G. Beckert B. Gibson 2% 54% Foul Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC B. Williams B. Gibson 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- STL L. Brock F. Jenkins 3% 58% Single to LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O STL J. Javier F. Jenkins -6% 53% Brock Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- STL J. Javier F. Jenkins 4% 57% Double to RF
b1 0-0 1 -2- STL J. Hague F. Jenkins 2% 59% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Javier stays at 2B; Hague to 1B
b1 0-0 1 12- O STL J. Torre F. Jenkins -4% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Javier to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 O STL J. Cardenal F. Jenkins -5% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHC R. Santo B. Gibson 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O CHC J. Hickman B. Gibson 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O CHC J. Pepitone B. Gibson 1% 55% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- STL L. Melendez F. Jenkins 4% 59% Single to RF
b2 0-0 0 1-- R STL T. Simmons F. Jenkins 15% 74% Single to RF; Melendez Scores/Adv on E5/No RBI; Simmons to 3B
b2 1-0 0 --3 O STL D. Maxvill F. Jenkins -4% 70% Strikeout
b2 1-0 1 --3 O STL B. Gibson F. Jenkins -5% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 2 --3 STL L. Brock F. Jenkins 1% 66% Walk
b2 1-0 2 1-3 R STL J. Javier F. Jenkins 9% 75% Single to RF; Simmons Scores; Brock to 3B
b2 2-0 2 1-3 STL J. Hague F. Jenkins 1% 75% Javier Steals 2B
b2 2-0 2 -23 O STL J. Hague F. Jenkins -4% 71% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- O CHC J. Callison B. Gibson 2% 74% Flyball: RF
t3 0-2 1 --- O CHC R. Hundley B. Gibson 2% 75% Strikeout
t3 0-2 2 --- O CHC F. Jenkins B. Gibson 1% 77% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 4-5-6
b3 2-0 0 --- O STL J. Torre F. Jenkins -2% 75% Strikeout
b3 2-0 1 --- STL J. Cardenal F. Jenkins 3% 78% Double to RF
b3 2-0 1 -2- O STL L. Melendez F. Jenkins -2% 75% Strikeout
b3 2-0 2 -2- O STL T. Simmons F. Jenkins -2% 73% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
t4 0-2 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger B. Gibson 3% 76% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 0-2 1 --- CHC G. Beckert B. Gibson -7% 68% Triple to CF
t4 0-2 1 --3 RO CHC B. Williams B. Gibson -1% 67% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Beckert Scores
t4 1-2 2 --- CHC R. Santo B. Gibson -2% 66% Walk
t4 1-2 2 1-- O CHC J. Hickman B. Gibson 3% 69% Foul Flyball: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 8-9-1
b4 2-1 0 --- O STL D. Maxvill F. Jenkins -2% 66% Strikeout
b4 2-1 1 --- O STL B. Gibson F. Jenkins -2% 65% Flyball: LF
b4 2-1 2 --- O STL L. Brock F. Jenkins -1% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 6-7-8
t5 1-2 0 --- O CHC J. Pepitone B. Gibson 3% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-2 1 --- O CHC J. Callison B. Gibson 2% 69% Popfly: 2B
t5 1-2 2 --- O CHC R. Hundley B. Gibson 1% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 2-3-4
b5 2-1 0 --- O STL J. Javier F. Jenkins -2% 69% Strikeout
b5 2-1 1 --- O STL J. Hague F. Jenkins -2% 67% Groundout: P-1B
b5 2-1 2 --- STL J. Torre F. Jenkins 1% 68% Single to SS
b5 2-1 2 1-- O STL J. Cardenal F. Jenkins -2% 66% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 9-1-2
t6 1-2 0 --- O CHC F. Jenkins B. Gibson 4% 70% Strikeout
t6 1-2 1 --- CHC D. Kessinger B. Gibson -4% 66% Walk
t6 1-2 1 1-- O CHC G. Beckert B. Gibson 5% 70% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 1-2 2 1-- CHC B. Williams B. Gibson -2% 69% Beckert Steals 2B
t6 1-2 2 -2- CHC B. Williams B. Gibson -2% 67% Walk
t6 1-2 2 12- O CHC R. Santo B. Gibson 7% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 6-7-8
b6 2-1 0 --- O STL L. Melendez F. Jenkins -2% 72% Foul Flyball: C
b6 2-1 1 --- O STL T. Simmons F. Jenkins -2% 70% Lineout: 2B
b6 2-1 2 --- O STL D. Maxvill F. Jenkins -1% 69% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 5-6-7
t7 1-2 0 --- O CHC J. Hickman B. Gibson 4% 74% Strikeout
t7 1-2 1 --- CHC J. Pepitone B. Gibson -5% 69% Single to RF
t7 1-2 1 1-- O CHC J. Callison B. Gibson 6% 74% Foul Flyball: 1B
t7 1-2 2 1-- O CHC R. Hundley B. Gibson 5% 79% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 9-1-2
b7 2-1 0 --- O STL B. Gibson F. Jenkins -2% 77% Strikeout
b7 2-1 1 --- STL L. Brock F. Jenkins 2% 79% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Brock to 1B
b7 2-1 1 1-- STL J. Javier F. Jenkins 2% 81% Brock Steals 2B
b7 2-1 1 -2- O STL J. Javier F. Jenkins -3% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-1 2 -2- O STL J. Hague F. Jenkins -3% 74% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 9-1-2
t8 1-2 0 --- O CHC F. Jenkins B. Gibson 6% 80% Strikeout
t8 1-2 1 --- O CHC D. Kessinger B. Gibson 4% 84% Flyball: LF
t8 1-2 2 --- O CHC G. Beckert B. Gibson 3% 87% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 4-5-6
b8 2-1 0 --- O STL J. Torre F. Jenkins -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
b8 2-1 1 --- O STL J. Cardenal F. Jenkins -1% 84% Strikeout (C-1B)
b8 2-1 2 --- STL L. Melendez F. Jenkins 1% 85% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Melendez to 1B
b8 2-1 2 1-- STL T. Simmons F. Jenkins 1% 86% Melendez Steals 2B
b8 2-1 2 -2- STL T. Simmons F. Jenkins 0% 86% Intentional Walk
b8 2-1 2 12- O STL D. Maxvill F. Jenkins -3% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 3-4-5
t9 1-2 0 --- O CHC B. Williams B. Gibson 7% 91% Flyball: RF
t9 1-2 1 --- O CHC R. Santo B. Gibson 5% 96% Flyball: RF
t9 1-2 2 --- O CHC J. Hickman B. Gibson 4% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Cardinals 2.

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