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1942 Negro League World Series: Kansas City Monarchs (NAL) def. Homestead Grays (NNL), 4-0(*)

The Negro American League began play in 1937 but it took until 1942 for the Negro League World Series to resume. The 1942 World Series matched up two of the most iconic Negro League teams, the Kansas City Monarchs (KCM), representing the Negro American League, and the Homestead Grays (HOM), representing the Negro National League.

Newspaper coverage of the Negro League World Series of the 1940s was somewhat weaker than it had been in the 1920s. In the 1920s, Retrosheet has found newspaper play-by-play accounts for 34 of the 36 World Series games played. For the 1940s, Retrosheet has thus far found only one newspaper play-by-play account (for the final game of the 1942 World Series from the Baltimore Afro-American). Newspaper game stories for most Negro League World Series games of the 1940s were still typically quite good and were generally sufficient to construct deduced play-by-play accounts. While generally quite good accounts, these accounts are not as robust as the game accounts from the 1920s based on explicit play-by-play detail.



Play-by-play accounts are deduced from newspaper game stories and box scores and may contain some uncertainties.

September 8, 1942 at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.
KCM  000 001 322   8 14  0
HOM  000 000 000   0  2  5
WP: Matchett, LP: Welmaker
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September 10, 1942 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
KCM  100 100 033   8 11  1
HOM  000 000 040   4 11  4
WP: Smith, LP: Partlow
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September 13, 1942 at Yankee Stadium, New York, New York, game 1
KCM  000 423 000   9 16  3
HOM  200 001 000   3  7  4
WP: Matchett, LP: Brown
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An exhibition game was played immediately following official game 3
September 13, 1942 at Yankee Stadium, New York, New York, game 2
KCM  211 001 0   5  6  2
HOM  000 000 0   0  3  1
WP: McKinnis, LP: Welmaker
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September 20, 1942 at Blues Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
HOM  000 020 101   4  9  0
KCM  000 000 010   1  5  1
WP: Day, LP: Paige
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(*)Kansas City protested Homestead's use of several players from other NNL teams. The protest was upheld and the results of this game were thrown out.


September 29, 1942 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
KCM  101 200 230   9 13  2
HOM  302 000 000   5  7  1
WP: Paige, LP: Wright
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