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1945 Negro League World Series: Cleveland Buckeyes (NAL) def. Homestead Grays (NAL), 4 games to 0

The 1945 Negro League World Series matched up the Cleveland Buckeyes (CVB) of the Negro American League and the Homestead Grays (HOM) of the Negro National League. This was the Grays' fourth consecutive World Series appearance.

While the 1945 Negro League World Series was officially a four-game sweep, the Grays and Buckeyes actually played eight games against each other, four of which were exhibition games. The Grays' timing was quite poor as they managed to win 3 of the 4 exhibition games. Box scores have been found three of the four exhibition games. Play-by-play accounts have only been deduced for the four official games.



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

September 13, 1945 at Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
HOM  000 000 001   1  6  1
CVB  000 000 11x   2  6  0
WP: W. Jefferson, LP: Welmaker
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Exhibition game
September 14, 1945 at Hudson Field, Dayton, Ohio
HOM  000 110 100   3  6  2                              
CVB  001 000 000   1  7  2                              
WP: Walker, LP: J. Brown
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September 16, 1945 at League Park, Cleveland, Ohio
HOM  000 110 000   2  7  1
CVB  000 000 202   4  8  0
WP: Bremer, LP: Wright
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September 18, 1945 at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.
CVB  003 000 001   4  7  0
HOM  000 000 000   0  3  2
WP: G. Jefferson, LP: Welmaker
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September 20, 1945 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CVB  200 100 200   5 10  0
HOM  000 000 000   0  4  2
WP: Carswell, LP: R. Brown
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Exhibition game
September 22, 1945 at Wilmington Park, Wilmington, Delaware
CVB  100 000 102   4 11  0                              
HOM  000 000 100   1  7  2                              
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WP: Bremer, LP: Walker

Exhibition game
September 23, 1945 at Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
CVB  100 000 000   1 12  0                              
HOM  013 020 10x   7 12  0                              
WP: Welmaker, LP: G. Jefferson
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Exhibition game
September 23, 1945 at Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
CVB  000 010 000  1 11  0 
HOM  002 000 50x  7 10  2
WP: Leftwich, LP: J. Brown
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