Williams(DET) vs. Donaldson(CHI)
Manning(KCM) vs. Jones(PIT)
Smith(CHI) vs. Paige(HOM)
Day 8 – Three close games, Big Bill wins brother battle
CHICAGO (Comiskey Park) – Big Bill Foster pitched a brilliant game in defeating Rube Foster and the Homestead Grays. Bill struck out ten and walked nobody to pick up the complete game victory.
TODAY’S TOP PERFORMERS
Hurley McNair – 2 for 4, hr, 2r, 2rbi
Dick Lundy – 2 for 4, hr, r, 2rbi
Oscar Charleston – 1 for 4, hr, r, 3rbi
Chino Smith – 4 for 5, 2b, r, 2rbi
Pop Lloyd – 3 for 4, 2-3b, 1r
Bill Foster – 9ip, 4h, 3r, 10k
Bill Holland – 2ip, 0h, 1k
Detroit – 4
Chicago – 5
Win – Bill Jefferson (1-0)
Loss – Cannonball Willis (0-1)
HR – Gibson (3), Carr (2)
Pop triples twice for victorious Giants
Pop Lloyd smacked 2 triples at Comiskey Park where the Chicago Giants beat the Detroit Stars in 10 innings 5 to 4.
Detroit took the lead early with a four-run third inning off of Chicago starter Dave Brown. Jackie Robinson singled home Red Parnell to start the scoring. Two batters later Turkey Stearnes tripled home two runs and Martin Dihigo closed it out doubling home Stearnes.
Chicago broke through on Stars starter Flash Bremer in the bottom of the sixth. Pop Lloyd led off with his first triple. Willie Mays followed with a sac fly making the score 4-1. Josh Gibson was the next hitter and hit his third homer of the season closing the gap to two runs.
Tank Carr hit a pinch-hit homer in the seventh to make it a one-run game.
Judy Johnson hit a game tying single in the bottom of the eighth off of reliever Dizzy Dismukes.
The score was knotted at 4 after nine innings. Chicago was victorious in the 10th inning. After an out was recorded, Cristobal Torriente drew a walk. Tubby Scales followed next and he tripled resulting in an exciting win for Chicago and a raucous post-game celebration by the home town fans. For the game Chicago out-hit Detroit 13 to 8.
The win went to Bill Jefferson(1-0) who allowed no runs in 1 inning. Cannonball Willis(0-1) absorbed the loss in relief. He pitched 1/3 of an inning allowing 1 hit and 1 walk.
Chicago retired the last 13 Detroit batters. Bill Holland pitched two scoreless innings in relief of Brown.
Kansas City – 8
Pittsburgh – 6
Win – Jose Mendez (1-1)
Loss – Double Duty Radcliffe(1-1)
Save – Dick Redding (2)
HR – McNair (2), Oms (5)
Chino’s 4 hits lift Monarchs in back-forth game
Both teams came out with bats on fire as the score was 4-3 after the first inning. Alejandro Oms continued his hot hitting smashing a three-run homer in the top of the first for KC. Pittsburgh battled back behind some walks and sacrifice flies to take the lead after one.
Things settled down until the top of the fifth when Chino Smith knocked in two runs with a double giving the Monarchs a 5-4 advantage. Hank Aaron knocked in Dobie Moore with a single in the top fo the seventh to make the score 6-4 Kansas City.
Buck Leonard tripled home Rap Dixon in the bottom of the seventh to cut the lead down to one. Chaney White pinch-hit in the eighth and roped a two-out run-scoring double to knot the game up at six.
Kansas City scored the decisive runs in a big top of the 9th inning scoring 2 runs on 2 hits. Moore got things going when he tripled off of reliever Double Duty Radcliffe who had just entered the game. Hurley McNair stepped up next and he smashed a two-run homer. Dick Redding pitched a perfect ninth retiring in Dixon, Leonard, and Mule Suttles in order and was credited with his 2nd save.
The winning pitcher was Jose Mendez(1-1) who allowed 1 run in 1 and 2/3 innings. Radcliffe(1-1) was the losing pitcher in relief. He pitched 1 inning and surrendered 2 hits and no walks.
BACK DOWN TO EARTH
Aaron struck out four times bringing his average down to .344, Suttles struck out three times bringing his average down to .355
Indianapolis – 5
Homestead – 3
Win – Bill Foster (2-0)
Loss – Rube Foster (1-1)
HR – Charleston (4), W. Brown (2), Lundy (1)
Big Bill wins Foster brother battle, K’s 10
Big Bill Foster reeled off a total of 10 strikeouts at Comiskey Park as the Indianapolis ABC’s beat the Homestead Grays by the count of 5 to 3.
Dick Lundy smashed his first home run of the season in the bottom of the fourth giving the Grays a 3-1 lead. Indy battled back to tie the score in the top of the sixth inning. Wild Bill Wright singled home Cool Papa Bell who had reached on Jimmy Lyon’s two-base error. Rube Foster then got slugger Oscar Charleston out on a double-play grounder and looked like he would escape the inning retaining a slim one-run lead. Willard Brown calmly followed with his second tater of the season tying the score. No one was more excited than Big Bill as he was the first player to greet Willard in the dugout.
Rube would last until one out in the eighth as he ran into Charleston one more time. This time, Oscar got Foster for a two-run homer giving the ABC’s the lead for good.
Foster(2-0) gave Indianapolis a solid outing. He went 9 innings and surrender up 9 hits and no walks. Indianapolis banged out 7 hits on the afternoon. He struck out seven batters over the last four innings.
Rube Foster(1-1) was tagged with the loss. Foster didn’t realize how many strikeouts he was racking up. When told he had 10 he was obviously surprised, ‘No kidding? Man, I knew that I had a decent total, but I didn’t think I had K’d that many. Say, that’s pretty good, isn’t it?’