Chicago Cubs 9, Houston Astros 8
Regular Season Game 63
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, June 19, 1966 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  0  2    0  4  0    1  1  0  -   8 15  4
CHI N    2  1  1    3  0  0    1  1  x  -   9 11  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     5   2   2   1       0   1       4   2
Jackson ss                    5   1   1   0       0   0       2   1
Wynn cf                       5   0   1   2       0   1       1   0
Nicholson rf                  5   1   2   1       0   1       0   0
Harrison 1b                   4   2   1   0       1   3       9   0
Aspromonte 3b                 5   1   3   0       0   0       0   2
Bateman c                     5   1   3   1       0   0       6   2
  Giusti pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Staub lf                      4   0   2   1       1   0       2   0
Cuellar p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Kroll p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mantilla ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Taylor p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Maye ph                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brand ph                    0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Raymond p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       40   8  15   7       2   6      24   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Harrison.
E: Morgan (11), Jackson (16), Harrison (1), Bateman (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Wynn (13,off Ellsworth); Aspromonte (10,off Hoeft).
HR: Nicholson (6,5th inning off Ellsworth 0 on 2 out); Morgan (4,8th inning
off Hendley 0 on 0 out).
SH: Cuellar (1,off Ellsworth).
SF: Brand (1,off Hendley).
IBB: Staub (2,by Koonce).
Team LOB: 9.

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  3   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
  L. Thomas ph                0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Amalfitano ss               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Beckert 2b                    4   2   2   1       0   0       2   5
Williams rf                   5   2   3   4       0   0       2   0
Santo 3b                      3   0   1   2       0   1       2   1
Banks 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   2       8   0
Boccabella lf                 4   1   1   1       0   1       3   1
Browne cf                     3   2   1   0       1   0       2   0
xHundley c                    3   1   1   0       0   1       6   2
Ellsworth p                   0   0   0   1       0   0       1   1
  Hoeft p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Koonce p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hendley p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Stewart ph                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Broglio p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       30   9  11   9       3   6      27  12

x - reached first on interference.
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Boccabella-Hundley-Beckert.
E: Boccabella (1), Ellsworth (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Williams (9,off Cuellar).
3B: Browne (3,off Cuellar); Santo (3,off Raymond).
HR: Boccabella (2,3rd inning off Cuellar 0 on 2 out); Williams (7,4th inning
off Cuellar 2 on 2 out).
SH: Ellsworth 2 (3,off Cuellar 2); Stewart (1,off Raymond).
SF: Santo (2,off Cuellar); Beckert (1,off Raymond).
IBB: L. Thomas (2,by Raymond).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Kessinger (4,2nd base by Taylor/Bateman).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cuellar                       3.2   7   7   5   1   2   2  21
Kroll                         0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Taylor                        2     2   0   0   0   1   0   6
Raymond L(3-2)                2     2   2   0   2   2   0  11
Totals                        8    11   9   5   3   6   2  39

IBB: Raymond (3,L. Thomas).

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ellsworth                     4.2  12   6   5   0   4   1  27
Hoeft                         1.1   1   1   1   1   1   0   6
Koonce                        0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   2
Hendley W(3-2)                1.2   1   1   1   0   0   1   5
Broglio SV(1)                 1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9    15   8   7   2   6   2  44

Hoeft faced 2 batters in the 7th inning
IBB: Koonce (1,Staub).

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Bill Jackowski, 2B - Ed Sudol, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:40   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Morgan              2b        Kessinger           ss
2. Jackson             ss        Beckert             2b
3. Wynn                cf        Williams            rf
4. Nicholson           rf        Santo               3b
5. Harrison            1b        Banks               1b
6. Aspromonte          3b        Boccabella          lf
7. Bateman             c         Browne              cf
8. Staub               lf        Hundley             c
9. Cuellar             p         Ellsworth           p

ASTROS 1ST: Morgan flied out to center; Jackson flied out to
right; Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger reached on an error by Jackson; Beckert
reached on an error by Morgan [Kessinger to second]; Williams
doubled [Kessinger scored (unearned), Beckert to third]; Santo
hit a sacrifice fly to center [Beckert scored (unearned)]; Banks
was called out on strikes; Boccabella grounded out (third to
first); 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Nicholson struck out; Harrison struck out;
Aspromonte singled; Bateman singled [Aspromonte to second];
Staub forced Bateman (second to shortstop); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 2.

CUBS 2ND: Browne tripled; Hundley struck out; Ellsworth out on a
sacrifice bunt (second to first) [Browne scored]; Kessinger
walked; Beckert singled [Kessinger to second]; Williams grounded
out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Cuellar flied out to center; Morgan singled; Jackson
singled [Morgan to second]; Wynn doubled [Morgan scored, Jackson
scored]; Nicholson singled [Wynn to third]; Harrison struck out;
Aspromonte flied out to left; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cubs 3.

CUBS 3RD: Santo lined to left; Banks popped to second;
Boccabella homered; Browne grounded out (shortstop to first); 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Bateman grounded out (second to first); Staub
singled; Cuellar out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Staub to second]; Morgan grounded out (second to pitcher); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 4.

CUBS 4TH: Hundley singled; Ellsworth out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Hundley to second]; Kessinger grounded out
(catcher to first); Beckert singled [Hundley to third]; Williams
homered [Hundley scored, Beckert scored]; KROLL REPLACED CUELLAR
(PITCHING); Santo struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cubs 7.

ASTROS 5TH: Jackson grounded out (second to first); Wynn
grounded out (catcher to first); Nicholson homered; Harrison
singled; Aspromonte singled [Harrison to second]; Bateman
singled to left [Harrison scored, Aspromonte to third, Bateman
to second (error by Boccabella)]; Staub singled [Aspromonte
scored, Bateman to third]; MANTILLA BATTED FOR KROLL; Mantilla
reached on an error by Ellsworth [Bateman scored (unearned) (no
RBI), Staub to second]; HOEFT REPLACED ELLSWORTH (PITCHING);
Morgan struck out; 4 R (3 ER), 5 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs
7.

CUBS 5TH: TAYLOR REPLACED MANTILLA (PITCHING); Banks singled;
Boccabella lined into a double play (first unassisted) [Banks
out at first]; Browne popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 6, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 6TH: Jackson flied out to left; Wynn flied to right in
foul territory; Nicholson popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 6, Cubs 7.

CUBS 6TH: Hundley popped to second; Hoeft was called out on
strikes; Kessinger singled; Kessinger was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 7TH: Harrison walked; Aspromonte doubled [Harrison to
third]; KOONCE REPLACED HOEFT (PITCHING); Bateman grounded out
(third to first); Staub was walked intentionally; MAYE BATTED
FOR TAYLOR; HENDLEY REPLACED KOONCE (PITCHING); BRAND BATTED FOR
MAYE; Brand sacrifice flied into a double play to left [Harrison
scored, Aspromonte to third, Staub out at second (left to
catcher to second)]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 7.

CUBS 7TH: RAYMOND REPLACED BRAND (PITCHING); Beckert flied out
to left; Williams reached on an error by Harrison; Santo tripled
[Williams scored (unearned)]; Banks struck out; Boccabella
struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 8.

ASTROS 8TH: Morgan homered; Jackson grounded out (second to
first); Wynn popped to first; Nicholson grounded out (pitcher to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 8.

CUBS 8TH: Browne walked; Hundley reached on catcher's
interference by Bateman [Browne to second]; STEWART BATTED FOR
HENDLEY; Stewart out on a sacrifice bunt (third to first)
[Browne to third, Hundley to second]; L. THOMAS BATTED FOR
KESSINGER; L. Thomas was walked intentionally; Beckert hit a
sacrifice fly to second [Browne scored (unearned)]; Williams was
credited with a single when a runner was hit by the batted ball
[Hundley to third, L. Thomas out at second (first unassisted)];
1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 9.

ASTROS 9TH: BROGLIO REPLACED STEWART (PITCHING); AMALFITANO
REPLACED L. THOMAS (PLAYING SS); Harrison was called out on
strikes; Aspromonte popped to third; Bateman singled; GIUSTI RAN
FOR BATEMAN; Staub grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8  15   4    9
 Cubs             9  11   2    6


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