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1937 Negro League Postseason

The Negro American League began play in 1937 playing a split season. The Kansas City Monarchs (KCM) won the first half-championship in NAL history while the Chicago American Giants (CAG) won the second half. The two teams met in a best-of-nine playoff series with the Monarchs winning in seven games, 5-1-1.

After finishing their playoff, the Monarchs and American Giants joined forces for a barnstorming tour against an NNL team composed primarily of the champion Homestead Grays. Box scores for the four games of that series for which we have found box scores can be found here.



September 8, 1937 at Hudson Field, Dayton, Ohio
KCM  400 000 000 0   4  7  0                              
CAG  000 000 220 1   5 13  0                              
WP: Cornelius, LP: Kranson
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September 12, 1937 at Schorling Park, Chicago, Illinois
KCM  000 000 200 000 000 00   2  9  3                              
CAG  200 000 000 000 000 00   2 10  0                              
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September 13, 1937 at Athletic Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
KCM  010 400 0??  10 [12] [1]                              
CAG  025 000 000   7 [11] [2]                              
WP: Smith, LP: Cross
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Game suspended with no outs in the top of the 8th inning.                        
Game was completed the next night; final score was 10-7.                         
Box score is only for game prior to suspension.                              

September 14, 1937 at Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
KCM  110 100 100   4 11  1
CAG  000 000 100   1  7  2
WP: Kranson, LP: Cross
No box score found yet

September 15, 1937 at Indianapolis, Indiana
KCM  ??? ??? ???   6  ?  ?
CAG  ??? ??? ???   3  ?  ?
No box score found yet

September 17, 1937 at Muehlebach Field, Kansas City, Missouri
CAG  000 010 000   1  6  2                              
KCM  100 000 00x   2  7  4                              
WP: Smith, LP: Cornelius
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