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  W-LStrkGBLdivRklgRkmlbRk123 456 789   R H E
San Francisco Giants 71-53L1000 000 000 0120
Pittsburgh Pirates 62-60W4012 110 10x 6131
Date of Game:  Monday, August 24, 1959
Stadium:  Forbes Field
Feats and Milestones
  • Rocky Nelson - 2 home runs
  • Bob Friend - Complete game/Shutout

  • San Francisco Giants Batting Stats

    San Francisco GiantsPosAgeAB RHBIBBSOAvgS-G#C-G#S-HRS-RBIS-SB
    Jackie Brandt3b25.118402010.27910122910439
    Willie Mayscf28.110502000.301110944207125
    Willie McCovey1b21.226501003.36420206192
    Orlando Cepedalf21.341401000.316111258207020
    Willie Kirklandrf25.188401001.2689421517574
    Daryl Spencer2b30.042401002.2741136358524
    Hobie Landrithc29.161402001.246784732210
        Jose Paganpr24.111000000.33399010
    Eddie Bressoudss27.114401001.263702206170
    Sam Jonesp33.253100000.12335162050
        Mike McCormickp20.329000000.1253294020
        Dusty Rhodesph32.103101000.29035495060
        Johnny Antonellipr29.134000000.14532251170
        Eddie Fisherp23.039000000.0001313000
        Leon Wagnerph25.103100000.252651385190
        Bud Byerlyp38.302000000.0008154000
        Felipe Alouph24.104100000.276671419254
    Totals: 38012018.3169934451 

    Pittsburgh Pirates Batting Stats

    Pittsburgh PiratesPosAgeAB RHBIBBSOAvgS-G#C-G#S-HRS-RBIS-SB
    Bob Skinnerlf27.326400001.26410554712489
    Dick Groatss28.293413100.2811126525460
    Roberto Clementerf25.006401001.312705143311
    Rocky Nelson1b34.279433300.307723005280
    Smoky Burgessc32.179402000.315848426430
    Don Hoak3b31.201411000.2851156638568
    Dick Schofield2b24.229401001.22962279161
    Bill Virdoncf28.076312110.2601126236337
    Bob Friendp28.273400002.17025256040
    Totals: 35613515.3717574676 

    Game Stats


    2B:  Don Hoak (18)
    3B:  Dick Groat (7)
    HR:  Rocky Nelson 2 (5)
    RBIs:  Dick Groat (46), Rocky Nelson 3 (28), Bill Virdon (33)
    SB:  Bill Virdon (7)
    GDP:  Don Hoak (18), Willie Mays (10)

    San Francisco Giants Pitching Stats

    San Francisco GiantsAgeIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPPitStrBalS-G#C-G#
    Sam Jones  (L 13-11)33.25338330213.241.3300035173
    Mike McCormick20.32912110203.981.3900034100
    Eddie Fisher23.03922110106.691.460001313
    Bud Byerly38.30221111012.001.220008154
    Pitching Totals:81366152 00090440

    Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Stats

    Pittsburgh PiratesAgeIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPPitStrBalS-G#C-G#
    Bob Friend  (W 5-14)28.273912001804.421.3900026265
    Pitching Totals:91200180 00026265

    Other Game Information


    Wild Pitches:  Sam Jones; 
    Pitches-Strikes-Balls:  Sam Jones 0-0-0;  Mike McCormick 0-0-0;  Eddie Fisher 0-0-0;  Bud Byerly 0-0-0;  Bob Friend 0-0-0; 
    Batters Faced:  Sam Jones 16;  Mike McCormick 5;  Eddie Fisher 7;  Bud Byerly 8;  Bob Friend 39; 
    Time of Game:  2:47    Attendance:  23,617
    Umpires:   Home:   Shag Crawford  1B  Vic Delmore  2B  Al Barlick  3B  Vinnie Smith 

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