Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals
September 14, 1961 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on September 14, 1961 at Busch Stadium I. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Chicago Cubs 5, St. Louis Cardinals 6

Chicago Cubs ab r h rbi
Ashburn cf 4 0 0 0
Zimmer 2b 4 0 0 0
Anderson p 1 0 0 0
Will ph 1 0 0 0
Elston p 0 0 0 0
Williams lf 6 2 1 0
Banks ss 6 2 2 1
Santo 3b 3 1 2 3
Altman rf 4 0 2 1
Rodgers 1b 4 0 1 0
Bertell c 4 0 1 0
Curtis p 3 0 0 0
Kindall 2b 0 0 0 0
Taylor ph 1 0 0 0
Hubbs 2b 1 0 0 0
Totals 42 5 9 5
St. Louis Cardinals ab r h rbi
Flood cf 6 0 3 1
Javier 2b 4 1 2 0
White 1b 5 2 1 1
Boyer 3b 6 1 5 3
Oliver c 3 0 1 0
Sawatski ph,c 1 0 0 0
Gibson pr 0 0 0 0
Schaffer c 0 0 0 0
James rf 5 1 1 1
Taussig lf 2 1 1 0
Cunningham ph 0 0 0 0
Lillis pr 0 0 0 0
Olivares lf 1 0 0 0
Buchek ss 3 0 0 0
Musial ph 1 0 0 0
Grammas ss 1 0 0 0
Simmons p 2 0 0 0
Miller p 1 0 0 0
Schoendienst ph 1 0 0 0
Anderson p 1 0 0 0
Totals 43 6 14 6
Chicago 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
St. Louis 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 14 2
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Curtis 6.1 10 4 4 3 2
Anderson 3.2 3 1 1 3 1
Elston L (6-7) 0.0 1 1 1 0 0
Totals 10.0 14 6 6 6 3
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Simmons 4.2 7 5 2 3 3
Miller 3.1 1 0 0 2 5
Anderson W (4-3) 3.0 1 0 0 1 1
Totals 11.0 9 5 2 6 9

E –White (16), Buchek (6). DP –Chicago 1, St. Louis 1. PB –Bertell (21). 2B –Chicago Williams (18,off Simmons); Banks (21,off Simmons), St. Louis Boyer (22,off Anderson). 3B –St. Louis White (10,off Curtis); Boyer (11,off Curtis). HR –Chicago Santo (22,5th inning off Simmons 2 on, 2 out), St. Louis James (4,5th inning off Curtis 0 on, 2 out); Boyer (22,11th inning off Elston 0 on, 0 out). SF –Altman (7,off Simmons). IBB –Ashburn (2,by Miller); Sawatski (7,by Anderson). Team LOB –11. Team –13. SB –Taussig (2,2nd base off Curtis/Bertell). WP –Curtis (1). IBB –Anderson (11,Sawatski); Miller (5,Ashburn). U –Ken Burkhart, Frank Walsh, Mel Steiner, Jocko Conlan, Chris Pelekoudas. T –3:21. A –5,835.

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