Midwest 6 – League Day 51

Kansas City Monarchs – 2
Chicago American Giants – 8

Win – McDonald (7-7)  Loss – Manning (5-9)
Save – none
Homeruns – none

St. Louis Stars – 1
Indianapolis ABC’s – 4

Win – Smith (8-5)  Loss – Williams (3-10)
Save – none
Homeruns – Wells (15)

Memphis Red Sox – 5
Pittsburgh Crawfords – 3

Win – Paige (9-4)  Loss – Jones (8-5)
Save – none
Homeruns – none

Satchel downs Crawfords for ninth victory

Satchel Paige tossed a complete game victory only giving up three runs to the vaunted Pittsburgh line up. The Crawfords jumped on Satch early scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning as Rap Dixon doubled in Pete Hill and a Mule Suttles groundout scored Dixon two batters later.

Satch settled down after the first and kept the Craws off balance throwing a combination of neck balls, knee balls, and drop-balls.

The Red Sox trailed by one heading into the top of the seventh when they rallied to take the lead for good. Newt Allen drew a walk to lead things off against Slim Jones. Jud Wilson and John Beckwith followed with singles, the latter scoring Allen. Jones then induced back to back groundouts from Bullet Joe Rogan and Superman Pennington and it looked like he would get out of the inning with a tie. Dewey Creacy had other things on his mind as he ripped a two-out, two-rbi double to give Memphis the lead.

Pittsburgh came storming back in the ninth off of Paige as Alex Radcliffe smashed a one-out triple to the gap in right-center. Bill Monroe followed with a single and it looked like Paige was tiring as the score crept to 5-3. Ol’ Satch sawed off Bill Perkins bat to get the game-ending double play groundout.

Slim Jones, who leads the league in strikeouts (134), had a rough outing giving up five earned runs in seven innings. Rube Currie pitched two scoreless innings in relief on Jones.

Jimmy Lyons had four singles in the lead-off spot for Memphis.

Red Sox……… 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 – 5 12 0
Crawfords……. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 – 3 7 0

LEFT ON BASE- Red Sox:10 Crawfords: 5
DOUBLE PLAYS- Red Sox: 1 Crawfords: 0
DOUBLES- J.Wilson(16th), D.Creacy(7th), R.Dixon(7th), B.Monroe(4th)
TRIPLES- A.Radcliff(1st)
RBIs- J.Wilson(32nd), J.Beckwith(53rd), S.Pennington(27th), D.Creacy-2(26th),
R.Dixon(31st), M.Suttles(59th), B.Monroe(19th)
STOLEN BASES- J.Lyons(2nd)
WALKS- N.Allen, S.Pennington, S.Paige, P.Hill, B.Perkins
STRIKE OUTS- N.Allen, J.Beckwith-2, B.Rogan, S.Pennington, S.Paige-2, R.Dixon,
B.Leonard, M.Suttles, S.Bankhead-2, S.Jones
GIDP- B.Perkins
2-out RBI- S.Pennington, D.Creacy-2
RLISP 2-out- S.Pennington, N.Allen, S.Jones-3, L.Santop-2, J.Wilson
TEAM RISP- Red Sox: 4 for 16 Crawfords: 1 for 6

Hilton tosses complete game in win

Hilton Smith was able to finish what he started and was credited with a complete game and left fielder Willard Brown had 2 base hits and 2 RBI as the Indianapolis ABC’s defeated the St. Louis Stars by the score of 4 to 1 at Comiskey Park.

Indianapolis jumped on top to stay in the 2nd inning scoring a single run as a Ghost Marcelle sacrifice fly scored Quincy Trouppe(walk). Indy padded the lead with thunder in the bottom of the third. Cool Papa Bell walked, Wild Bill Wright doubled, Oscar Charleston walked, Willard Brown doubled, and Rev Cannady tripled The pitchers took over after the 4th inning as neither team was able to score again.

Smith(8-5) finished the game allowing 1 run in the victory. Smokey Joe Williams(3-10) was hit with the loss. He surrendered 4 runs and 10 hits in 8 innings.

Stars……….. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 – 1 8 1
ABC’s……….. 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 x – 4 10 0

LEFT ON BASE- Stars: 6 ABC’s:10
DOUBLE PLAYS- Stars: 1 ABC’s: 0
ERRORS- S.Williams
DOUBLES- W.Wright(7th), W.Brown(12th), H.Johnson(4th)
TRIPLES- R.Cannady(5th)
HOME RUNS- W.Wells(15th)
RBIs- W.Wells(43rd), W.Brown-2(30th), R.Cannady(31st), G.Marcelle(5th)
STOLEN BASES- W.Wright(6th), W.Brown(2nd)
WALKS- W.Wright, O.Charleston, Q.Trouppe
STRIKE OUTS- S.Poles, M.Dihigo, D.Malarcher, S.Williams, C.Bell-3, O.Charleston,
Q.Trouppe-2, G.Marcelle-2, H.Smith
GIDP- C.Bell
RLISP 2-out- T.Stearnes, W.Brown, H.Smith, H.Johnson-4, O.Charleston
TEAM RISP- Stars: 0 for 2 ABC’s: 2 for 14

Seven straight seals fate

Webster McDonald tossed a complete game as the Chicago Giants bested the Kansas City Monarchs 8 to 2 at Comiskey Park.

Chicago scored 5 runs in the decisive 2nd inning when the first seven batters reached base thanks to six singles and a walk. That early scoring held up. Chicago rapped out 15 hits for the afternoon. Seven Giants had two hits in the ballgame: Bernardo Baro, Tank Carr, Cristobal Torriente, Tubby Scales, Pop Lloyd, Judy Johnson, and McDonald all had two knocks.

The victory went to McDonald(7-7) who went the distance allowing 2 runs. Max Manning(5-9) was the loser. He got hit hard, allowing 10 hits and 2 walks in 4 innings.

With the win, Chicago now has a record of 26-25. With the loss, Kansas City now has a record of 25-26.

Monarchs…….. 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 – 2 8 1
Giants………. 1 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 x – 8 15 0

LEFT ON BASE- Monarchs: 4 Giants: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Monarchs: 2 Giants: 2
DOUBLES- D.Moore(16th), V.Harris(3rd), T.Carr(10th), C.Torriente(14th),
J.Gibson(8th), W.McDonald
RBIs- R.Dandridge(15th), B.Baro(15th), T.Carr(26th), C.Torriente-3(33rd),
J.Gibson(30th), J.Johnson(30th), W.McDonald
WALKS- T.Carr-2
STRIKE OUTS- D.Moore, H.Salmon, C.Torriente, J.Gibson, O.Johnson, T.Scales,
GIDP- C.Smith, R.Dandridge, C.Torriente, O.Johnson
2-out RBI- J.Gibson, R.Dandridge
RLISP 2-out- O.Johnson-2, B.Mackey, B.Baro, C.Smith
TEAM RISP- Monarchs: 1 for 7 Giants: 6 for 15

Today’s Top Performers

Jimmy Lyons

4 for 5, R, SB

Jud Wilson

3 for 5, 2R, 2B, Rbi

Tank Carr

2 for 3, 2R, 2BB, Rbi

Hilton Smith

9 ip, 8H, 1R, 4K’s, Win