Paige(HOM) vs. Williams(DET)
Jones(PIT) vs. Smith(IND)
Donaldson(CAG) vs. Manning (KC)
Day 12 – fourth starters struggle in third start of season
CHICAGO (Comiskey Park) – Dave Brown was the only pitcher to go the distance picking up his first victory of the season striking out six. Willie Mays and Willie Wells both tripled, homered and knocked in at least four. Mule Suttles set a league record recording three sacrifice flies in one game
TODAY’S TOP PERFORMERS
Willie Mays – 3 for 5, 2r, 3b, hr, 5rbi
Willie Wells – 3 for 5, 2r, 3b, hr, 4rbi
Josh Gibson – 2 for 4, 3r, hr, 3rbi
John Beckwith – 3 for 5, 2r, 2b, hr, 3rbi
Chino Smith – 5 for 5, 2r, rbi
Dave Brown – 9ip, 6h, 6k, win
Martin Dihigo – 3ip, 2h, 2k save
Count LeBlanc – 3ip, 3h, 0r, 2k
Kansas City – 7
Homestead – 8
Win – Roosevelt Davis (1-0)
Loss – Harry Salmon (0-2)
HR -Beckwith (4)
Third time’s the charm as Grays earn victory
The Homestead Grays came from behind three times to edge the Kansas City Monarchs at Comiskey Park by the score of 8 to 7.
John Beckwith provided much of the offense. He blasted a two-run home run in the 1st inning, doubled in the 5th inning and ripped a base-hit knocking in a run in the 6th inning. This was a game of many highs and lows for the home town fans, as the lead kept changing – 5 times in all.
Dobie Moore committed an error on Charles Blackwell’s grounder to start the bottom of the eighth. Superman Pennington followed with a double to tie the game at seven and chase Harry Salmon from the game. Cannonball Redding came in for the Monarchs and retired the first two batters before Jud Wilson singled home Pennington to give the Grays the lead 8-7.
The win was credited to Roosevelt Davis(1-0) who went 3 innings allowing 1 run. Salmon(0-2) was given the loss in relief giving up two unearned runs.
Chino Smith went for 5 for 5 for the Monarchs, raising his average to .327
NUMBERS SOMETIMES LIE
KC outhit Homestead 17-15 and went 7 for 15 w/RISP
ANYTHING YOU CAN DO
Both starting pitchers went six innings giving up six runs and striking out three.
Detroit – 8
Pittsburgh – 6
Win – Flash Bremer (2-0)
Loss – Porter Charleston (1-1)
Save – Martin Dihigo (1)
HR – Wells (3), Dihigo (4), Leonard (3)
Wells offense sparks Stars late
In a close game the Detroit Stars got by the Pittsburgh Crawfords by the score of 8 to 6.
Pittsburgh carried a 3-0 lead into the fourth inning thanks to two Mule Suttles sacrifice flies and a Alec Radcliffe run scoring single. Martin Dihigo hit a two-run home run, his second in two days, in the top of the fourth to cut the lead to 3-2.
The Crawfords came right back with an rbi single by Pete Hill and Suttles third sacrifice fly in four innings to increase the lead to 5-2.
Willie Wells bat took over the game as he stroked a single in the 5th inning, tripled scoring two baserunners in the 7th inning and clubbed a two-run home run in the 9th inning.
Buck Leonard hit a solo home run for Pittsburgh in the bottom of the ninth but it was too little too late.
Flash Bremer(2-0) picked up the victory, allowing 5 runs in 6 innings. Dihigo recorded his 1st save pitching the final three innings for Detroit. Porter Charleston(1-1) was the loser in relief. He pitched 2 innings allowing 1 hit and no walks.
The Detroit ballclub’s record now stands at a division leading 8-4. Pittsburgh has a record of 5-7, worst in the division after the loss.
BITS AND PIECES
Jelly Gardner went 4 for 4 scoring three runs in a rare start. Suttles went hitless but had three rbi’s on three sacrifice flies. Wells had 4 rbi’s in the game giving him seven on the season.
Indianapolis – 4
Chicago – 10
Win – Dave Brown (1-1)
Loss – Bill Foster (2-1)
HR – Gibson (4), Mays (4)
Surging Mays slam ends ABC’s hopes early
Willie Mays continued his hot hitting carrying the Giants to a 10-4 victory while driving in five runs on three hits, including a triple and a homer.
Josh Gibson popped his fourth home run of the season in the bottom of the first inning off of Big Bill Foster to give Chicago a 2-0 lead. Gibson came through again in the second with an rbi single to increase the lead to 3-0 before Mays stepped to the plate and cleared the circuit with a thunderous grand slam to the left field seats. Foster never knew what hit him as Chicago was up 7-0 before six outs were recorded.
Mays and Oscar ‘Heavy’ Johnson hit back to back run scoring triples in the fifth inning and Tubby Scales contributed an rbi single to cap Chicago’s ten runs for the day.
Dave Brown picked up the victory, tossing a complete game allowing four runs and striking out six.
BITS AND PIECES
Heavy Johnson went 2 for 5, lowering his average to .549; Willard Brown scored three of Indy’s four runs. Mays has 14 rbi in his last five games.
Cool Papa Bell robbed Tank Carr of an extra base hit in the bottom of the fourth.