On September 28, 1959 — The Braves, who ended the National League regular season in a first-place tie with the Dodgers, lose Game 1 of the three-game series, 3-2, in front of a sparse crowd of 18,297 at County Stadium. Milwaukee will need to take 2 in LA to be a three-peat as NL Champs.

John Roseboro hits a 6th inning home run to give the Dodgers a 3-2, they will hold onto. Larry Sherry pitches 7.1 innings of scoreless relief for the Dodgers to get the Win. Carl Willey takes the loss for the Braves. Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews go a combined 0-6 for the Braves.

 


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Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Milwaukee Braves 2

SABR Article

Game Played on Monday, September 28, 1959 (D) at County Stadium

LA  N    1  0  1    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   3 10  1
MIL N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  0


Umpires: HP - Jocko Conlan, 1B - Al Barlick, 2B - Dusty Boggess, 3B - Augie Donatelli, LF - Bill Jackowski, RF - Tom Gorman
Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 18297
Starting Lineups:

   Los Angeles Dodgers           Milwaukee Braves         
1. Gilliam             3b        Avila               2b
2. Neal                2b        Mathews             3b
3. Moon                lf        Aaron               rf
4. Larker              rf        Adcock              1b
5. Hodges              1b        Pafko               lf
6. Demeter             cf        Logan               ss
7. Roseboro            c         Crandall            c
8. Wills               ss        Bruton              cf
9. McDevitt            p         Willey              p

DODGERS 1ST: 47 minute rain delay before start of game;
Gilliam popped to third in foul territory; Neal singled to
second; Moon grounded out (pitcher to first) [Neal to second];
Larker singled to right [Neal scored]; Hodges walked [Larker to
second]; Demeter flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Dodgers 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Avila grounded out (shortstop to first); Mathews
struck out; Aaron walked; Adcock struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Dodgers 1, Braves 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Roseboro struck out; Wills was called out on
strikes; McDevitt struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Pafko lined to center; Logan walked; Crandall
singled to left [Logan to second]; Bruton singled to center
[Logan scored, Crandall to second]; L. SHERRY REPLACED MCDEVITT
(PITCHING); Willey reached on an error by Wills [Crandall to
third, Bruton to second]; Avila forced Willey (shortstop to
second) [Crandall scored (unearned), Bruton to third]; Mathews
grounded out (second to first); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Dodgers 1, Braves 2.

DODGERS 3RD: Gilliam flied out to right; Neal singled to center;
Moon forced Neal (second to shortstop); Larker singled to second
[Moon to second]; Hodges singled to left [Moon scored, Larker to
second]; Demeter singled to shortstop [Larker to third, Hodges
to second]; Roseboro flied out to right; 1 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Dodgers 2, Braves 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Aaron walked; Adcock grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Aaron out at second]; Pafko popped
to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 2,
Braves 2.

DODGERS 4TH: Wills flied out to center; L. Sherry walked;
Gilliam popped to third in foul territory; Neal flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Braves 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Logan struck out; Crandall singled to left; Bruton
forced Crandall (first to shortstop); Willey singled to center
[Bruton to second]; Avila was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Braves 2.

DODGERS 5TH: Moon singled to right; Larker flied out to center;
Hodges forced Moon (shortstop to second); Demeter forced Hodges
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Braves
2.

BRAVES 5TH: Mathews flied out to left; Aaron grounded out
(second to first); Adcock walked; MAYE BATTED FOR PAFKO; Maye
singled to left [Adcock to second]; Logan grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Braves 2.

DODGERS 6TH: MAYE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Roseboro homered;
Wills grounded out (shortstop to first); L. Sherry flied out to
center; Gilliam flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 3, Braves 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Crandall grounded out (shortstop to first); Bruton
popped to second; SLAUGHTER BATTED FOR WILLEY; Slaughter
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
3, Braves 2.

DODGERS 7TH: MCMAHON REPLACED SLAUGHTER (PITCHING); Neal singled
to left; On a bunt Moon made an out to pitcher; Larker singled
to left [Neal to second]; LILLIS RAN FOR LARKER; Hodges grounded
into a double play (third to second to first) [Lillis out at
second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Braves 2.

BRAVES 7TH: FAIRLY REPLACED LILLIS (PLAYING RF); Avila made an
out to shortstop; Mathews flied out to left; Aaron struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Braves 2.

DODGERS 8TH: Demeter struck out; Roseboro flied to right in foul
territory; Wills struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 3,
Braves 2.

BRAVES 8TH: Adcock was called out on strikes; Maye made an out
to shortstop; Logan singled to center; Crandall made an out to
catcher; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Braves 2.

DODGERS 9TH: L. Sherry grounded out (third to first); Gilliam
walked; Neal grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Gilliam out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
3, Braves 2.

BRAVES 9TH: Bruton flied out to center; TORRE BATTED FOR
MCMAHON; Torre flied out to right; Avila made an out to third; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Braves 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          3  10   1    8
 Braves           2   6   0    8