On April 12, 1960 — Chuck Essegian’s 11th-inning pinch-hit home run beats the Chicago Cubs, 3 – 2, before a record Opening Day crowd (67,550) at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The home run is Essegian’s third straight as a pinch hitter, including two in the 1959 World Series. Don Drysdale pitches a complete game for the Dodgers, striking out 14 Cubs.

 


 

 

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Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Chicago Cubs 2

Game Played on Tuesday, April 12, 1960 (N) at LA Memorial Coliseum

CHI N 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 7 0 LA N 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 3 7 2
BOX+PBP
WP: Drysdale (1-0)
LP: Elston (0-1)
HR: Zimmer (1), Essegian (1)

Play by Play

CUBS 1ST: Debut for umpire Chris Pelekoudas; Ashburn
reached on an error by Wills; T. Taylor grounded into a double
play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Ashburn out at second];
Will lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 1ST: Gilliam walked; Neal struck out; Moon singled to
center [Gilliam to third]; Snider was called out on strikes;
Hodges struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 0.

CUBS 2ND: Banks flied out to center; Thomas struck out; Altman
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Roseboro doubled to left; Demeter reached on a
fielder's choice [Roseboro out at third (pitcher to third to
shortstop)]; Wills grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Demeter out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Dodgers 0.

CUBS 3RD: Zimmer homered; Neeman struck out; Anderson singled to
third; Drysdale threw a wild pitch [Anderson to second]; Ashburn
singled to left [Anderson to third]; T. Taylor doubled to center
[Anderson scored, Ashburn to third]; Will popped to third in
foul territory; Banks was walked intentionally; Thomas struck
out; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 2, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Drysdale was called out on strikes; Gilliam popped
to second; Neal was hit by a pitch; LILLIS RAN FOR NEAL; Moon
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2,
Dodgers 0.

CUBS 4TH: GILLIAM CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); LILLIS STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Altman struck out; Zimmer popped to third
in foul territory; Neeman struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 2, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Snider walked; Hodges struck out; Roseboro flied
out to center; Demeter struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs
2, Dodgers 0.

CUBS 5TH: Anderson singled to center; Ashburn singled to center
[Anderson to second]; On a bunt T. Taylor forced Anderson
(pitcher to third) [Ashburn to second]; Will grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Ashburn to third, T. Taylor to second];
Banks was walked intentionally; Thomas forced T. Taylor (third
unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 2, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 5TH: Wills walked; Drysdale struck out while Wills stole
second; Gilliam walked; Lillis reached on a fielder's choice
[Wills out at home (third to catcher to third), Gilliam to
second]; Moon doubled to left [Gilliam scored, Lillis scored];
Snider was called out on strikes; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2,
Dodgers 2.

CUBS 6TH: Altman made an out to third; Zimmer struck out; Neeman
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 6TH: Hodges was called out on strikes; Roseboro grounded
out (first unassisted); Demeter grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Dodgers 2.

CUBS 7TH: Anderson was called out on strikes; Ashburn grounded
out (pitcher to first); T. Taylor flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 7TH: Wills grounded out (shortstop to first); Drysdale
tripled to center; Gilliam flied out to left; LARKER BATTED FOR
LILLIS; Larker walked; Moon grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2, Dodgers 2.

CUBS 8TH: LARKER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); HODGES CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); Will struck out; Banks lined to pitcher;
Thomas struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 8TH: Snider flied out to center; Hodges grounded out
(shortstop to first); Roseboro singled to left; Demeter lined to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Dodgers 2.

CUBS 9TH: Altman made an out to first; Zimmer reached on an
error by Hodges; S. TAYLOR BATTED FOR NEEMAN; S. Taylor grounded
out (first unassisted) [Zimmer to second]; NOREN BATTED FOR
ANDERSON; Noren struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2,
Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 9TH: RICE REPLACED S. TAYLOR (PLAYING C ); ELSTON
REPLACED NOREN (PITCHING); Wills doubled to left; Drysdale
struck out; Gilliam grounded out (pitcher to first); Larker
walked; Moon grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cubs 2, Dodgers 2.

CUBS 10TH: Ashburn singled to left; On a bunt T. Taylor forced
Ashburn (first to shortstop); Will flied out to left; Banks
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 10TH: Snider grounded out (first unassisted); Hodges
grounded out (shortstop to first); Roseboro struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Dodgers 2.

CUBS 11TH: Thomas struck out; Altman walked; Zimmer walked
[Altman to second]; Rice struck out; Elston grounded out (third
to shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 11TH: Demeter struck out; Wills grounded out (second to
first); ESSEGIAN BATTED FOR DRYSDALE; Essegian homered; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Dodgers 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             2   7   0   10
 Dodgers          3   7   2   10