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1947 Negro League World Series: New York Cubans (NNL) def. Cleveland Buckeyes (NAL), 4-1-1

The 1947 Negro League World Series pitted the NAL Champion Cleveland Buckeyes (CVB), who had won the World Series two years earler, against the New York Cubans (NY6) of the Negro National League, who were making their first World Series appearance.

With the integration of the American and National Leagues in 1947, the attention of much of the African-American press began to shift from the Negro Leagues to the newly integrated American and National Leagues. For example, Jackie Robinson's appearance in the 1947 World Series for the Brooklyn Dodgers was covered on the first page of the Cleveland Call and Post while the Negro League World Series appearance of the local team was relegated to the sports pages. As the most extreme example of this weaker coverage, no box score has been found for Game 5 of this series, a 9-2 Cubans win played at Comiskey Park in Chicago.

Because of the generally weaker coverage here, Retrosheet has not attempted to deduce play-by-play accounts for these games (yet). Instead, only box scores are presented (for five of the six games).

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September 19, 1947 at Polo Grounds, New York, New York
CVB  230 000  5  7  1
NY6  010 130  5  8  3
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September 21, 1947 at Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
CVB  300 400 003  10 17  4
NY6  201 400 000   7 10  3
WP: Bracken, LP: Donoso
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September 23, 1947 at Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
NY6  000 000 006   6 12  0
CVB  000 000 000   0  5  0
WP: Morris, LP: Jones
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September 24, 1947 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CVB  000 000 040   4  7  4
NY6  001 060 11x   9 12  0
WP: Barnhill, LP: Bremer
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September 26, 1947 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois
NY6  013 104 000   9 14  1
CVB  000 001 001   2  7  4
WP: Donoso, LP: Brewer
No box score found yet


September 27, 1947 at League Park, Cleveland, Ohio
NY6  000 003 120   6  8  1
CVB  211 010 000   5  9  4
WP: Scantlebury, LP: E. Smith
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