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Notable Negro League Games: High-K Performances

Retrosheet has compiled game accounts for (at least) four games which saw a significant strikeout performance by a Negro League pitcher. The earliest such game was an 18-strikeout performance by Rube Foster in 1904. The other games include a 27-strikeout performance by Joe Williams (in 12 innings), a 20-strikeout performance by Al Gipson (in 9 innings), and a pitching matchup between Satchel Paige and Chet Brewer that saw a combined 30 strikeouts.



September 1, 1904 at Inlet Park, Atlantic City NJ
Postseason Championship Series
Philadelphia Giants                 0 0 3  2 1 0  0 2 0   -   8 10  1
Cuban X-Giants                      1 0 0  1 1 0  1 0 0   -   4  7  5
WP: Rube Foster, LP: Danny McClellan
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December 25, 1926 at White Sox Park, Los Angeles CA
Exhibition game
Pirrone All Stars                   1 0 0  1 0 0  0 2 0  0 2 0   -   6  9  3
Philadelphia Royal Giants           0 0 0  0 0 4  0 0 0  0 2 0   -   6 18  2
WP: , LP: 
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August 2, 1930 at Municipal Stadium, Kansas City MO
Exhibition game
Homestead Grays                     0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 1   -   1  4  1
Kansas City Monarchs                0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   0  1  1
WP: Joe Williams, LP: Chet Brewer
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October 17, 1931 at White Sox Park, Los Angeles CA
Exhibition game
Pirrone All Stars                   0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   0  7  0
Philadelphia Royal Giants           2 0 0  0 0 1  0 2 x   -   5 10  3
WP: Ted Trent, LP: Fay Thomas
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October 1, 1932 at Greenlee Field, Pittsburgh PA
Exhibition game
National League All Stars           0 0 0  0 0 1  0 1  -   2  6  1
Pittsburgh Crawfords                3 1 2  1 0 3  0 x  -  10 14  0
WP: Satchel Paige, LP: Roy Parmelee
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October 15, 1933 at White Sox Park, Los Angeles CA
Exhibition game
Pirrone All Stars(P)                0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   0  3  3
Philadelphia Royal Giants           2 0 0  0 1 6  0 2 x   -  11 14  0
WP: Satchel Paige, LP: Smead Jolley
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July 4, 1934 at Greenlee Field, Pittsburgh PA
Exhibition game
Homestead Grays                     0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   0  0  2
Pittsburgh Crawfords                1 0 0  0 1 0  2 0 x   -   4  8  1
WP: Satchel Paige, LP: Louis Dula
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June 6, 1935 at Osborne Stadium, Winnipeg MAN
Exhibition game
Kansas City Monarchs                0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   0  7  1
Bismarck Club                       0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   0  5  0
WP: , LP: 
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September 20, 1937 at Victory Field, Indianapolis IN
All-Star game
NAL All Stars(NAL)                  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   0  9  2
NNL All Stars(NNL)                  1 0 0  2 0 0  0 0 x   -   3  7  1
WP: Leon Day, LP: Hilton Smith
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July 24, 1939 at Martin Stadium, Memphis TN
Regular-Season game
Cleveland Bears                     0 0 0  0 0 0  0 2 0   -   2  9  0
Memphis Red Sox                     3 0 0  0 1 0  0 1 x   -   5  8  2
WP: Roosevelt Davis, LP: Alonzo Boone
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May 30, 1940 at South Side Park III, Chicago IL
Regular-Season game
Birmingham Black Barons             0 0 0  0 2 0  1 0 0  0 0 0   -   3  9  3
Chicago American Giants             0 0 1  0 2 0  0 0 0  0 0 1   -   4  9  2
WP: Lefty Bowe, LP: 
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September 6, 1940 at Hudson Field, Dayton OH
Exhibition game
New York Cubans                     0 1 0  0 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 0  0  -   2  8  3
Homestead Grays                     0 0 0  0 0 1  1 0 0  0 0 0  0  -   2  5  1
WP: , LP: 
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June 27, 1941 at Belleville Athletic Field, Belleville IL
Exhibition game
New York Black Yankees              0 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   1  0  1
St. Louis - New Orleans Stars       0 0 1  0 0 0  5 0 x   -   6 10  3
WP: Eugene Smith, LP: Bob Evans
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July 25, 1941 at Lakeside Park, Canton OH
Regular-Season game
Memphis Red Sox                     0 0 0  0 2 0  0 0 0   -   2  9  2
Kansas City Monarchs                5 0 1  1 0 5  0 0 x   -  12 12  3
WP: Connie Johnson, LP: Robert Keyes
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August 13, 1941 at Turner Field, Hammond IN
Exhibition game
Baltimore Elite Giants              0 0 0  0 1 0  0 2 0   -   3  5  0
St. Louis - New Orleans Stars       0 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 0   -   1  5  2
WP: Jonas Gaines, LP: Eugene Smith
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July 24, 1942 at Bugle Field, Baltimore MD
Regular-Season game
Newark Eagles                       0 0 0  2 0 2  4 0 0   -   8 11  2
Baltimore Elite Giants              0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 1   -   1  1  0
WP: Leon Day, LP: Bill Byrd
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August 19, 1942 at Builders Stadium, Newport News VA
Exhibition game
Newark Eagles                       0 2 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0  -   2 11  3
Baltimore Elite Giants              0 1 1  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0  -   2  8  1
WP: , LP: 
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August 3, 1943 at Municipal Stadium, Springfield OH
Regular-Season game
Newark Eagles                       2 1 0  0 0 4  0 0 5   -  12 12  5
Homestead Grays                     0 2 0  0 0 0  6 2 0   -  10 11  3
WP: Jim Elam, LP: Eugene Jones, SV: Jim Smith
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August 21, 1943 at 44th and Parkside, Philadelphia PA
Exhibition game
Birmingham Black Barons             2 0 1  0 0 1  1 0 0   -   5  5  2
Philadelphia Stars                  0 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 0   -   1  7  2
WP: Alvin Gipson, LP: Bob Evans
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October 7, 1943 at Buffalo Stadium, Houston TX
Exhibition game
New York Cubans                     0 0 0  0 0 0  4 0 0   -   4     0
Memphis Red Sox                     ? ? ?  ? ? ?  ? ? x   -   2     0
WP: Dave Barnhill, LP: Porter Moss
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April 17, 1944 at Buffalo Stadium, Houston TX
Exhibition game
Cincinnati-Indianapolis Clowns      0 0 0  0 1 0  0 1 0   -   2  7  1
Kansas City Monarchs                0 4 1  1 0 0  0 0 x   -   6 12  1
WP: Booker McDaniel, LP: Antonio Ruiz
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July 2, 1944 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn NY
Exhibition game
Kansas City Monarchs                0 0 1  0 0 0  0 1 0  0 0  -   2  9  4
New York Cubans                     0 0 0  1 0 0  0 0 1  0 1  -   3  5  4
WP: Victor Greenidge, LP: Satchel Paige
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September 11, 1944 at Municipal Stadium, Kansas City MO
Exhibition game
Cincinnati-Indianapolis Clowns      0 1 0  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   1  6  1
Kansas City Monarchs                3 0 1  0 1 0  0 0 x   -   5 10  3
WP: Booker McDaniel, LP: Roosevelt Davis
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July 2, 1945 at Hudson Field, Dayton OH
Regular-Season game
Chicago American Giants             0 1 0  0 0 1  0 0 1  0 0 4   -   7  9  1
Cincinnati-Indianapolis Clowns      0 0 0  2 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 0   -   3  7  2
WP: Gready McKinnis, LP: Angel Garcia
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July 30, 1945 at Dexter Park, Brooklyn NY
Exhibition game
Cleveland Buckeyes                  0 0 0  1 0 0  0 2 0   -   3  9  4
New York Cubans                     4 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 x   -   4  6  1
WP: Dave Barnhill, LP: John Brown
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July 31, 1945 at Sulphur Dell, Nashville TN
Exhibition game
New York Black Yankees              ? ? ?  ? ? ?  ? ? ?   -   1     0
Birmingham Black Barons             ? ? ?  ? ? ?  ? ? x   -  13     0
WP: Frank Thompson, LP: 
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August 20, 1945 at Sulphur Dell, Nashville TN
Regular-Season game
Kansas City Monarchs                1 0 0  0 0 1  3 1 0   -   6  9  1
Cincinnati-Indianapolis Clowns      0 0 0  1 0 0  0 3 0   -   4  9  2
WP: Satchel Paige, LP: Amos Watson
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April 29, 1946 at Ponce de Leon Park, Atlanta GA
Exhibition game
Birmingham Black Barons             4 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   4  4  1
Baltimore Elite Giants              2 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 0   -   3  8  1
WP: Plug Bester, LP: Bob Romby
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May 14, 1946 at Athletic Park, Muskogee OK
Regular-Season game
Memphis Red Sox                     0 0 0  2 0 0  0 0 1   -   3  4  2
Kansas City Monarchs                1 0 0  0 0 0  0 2 1   -   4 10  0
WP: Connie Johnson, LP: Riley Stewart
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June 4, 1946 at Pelican Stadium, New Orleans LA
Regular-Season game
Kansas City Monarchs                1 0 0  0 0 2  3 2 1   -   9 16  1
Memphis Red Sox                     0 0 0  0 0 0  1 0 0   -   1  3  7
WP: Connie Johnson, LP: Riley Stewart
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July 3, 1946 at Victory Field, Indianapolis IN
Regular-Season game
Memphis Red Sox                     0 0 0  0 0 0  2 1 0   -   3  5  0
Indianapolis Clowns                 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   0  4  1
WP: Dan Bankhead, LP: Angel Garcia
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November 2, 1947 at Wrigley Field, Los Angeles CA
Exhibition game
Bob Feller All Stars(F)             0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   0  4  3
Kansas City Royals                  1 1 4  0 0 0  1 1 x   -   8 11  0
WP: Satchel Paige, LP: Bob Feller
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June 17, 1948 at Dequindre Park, Detroit MI
Regular-Season game
Kansas City Monarchs                ? ? ?  ? ? ?  ? ? ?   -  10     0
Cleveland Buckeyes                  ? ? ?  ? ? ?  ? ? x   -   3  4  0
WP: Gene Collins, LP: 
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August 22, 1948 at Pelican Stadium, New Orleans LA
Exhibition game
New York Cubans                     ? ? ?  ? ? ?  ? ? ?   -   9     0
Birmingham Black Barons             0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   0  6  0
WP: Jose Santiago, LP: 
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April 14, 1949 at Casino Park, Monroe LA
Exhibition game
Chicago American Giants             0 0 0  2 0 0  0 0 0   -   2  5   
Kansas City Monarchs                ? ? ?  ? ? ?  ? ? x   -   1  5   
WP: Theolic Smith, LP: Gene Collins
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May 17, 1949 at Lakeview Park, Jackson TN
Regular-Season game
Chicago American Giants             ? ? ?  ? ? ?  ? ? ?   -   5      
Memphis Red Sox                     ? ? ?  ? ? ?  ? ? x   -   6      
WP: Isiah Harris, LP: 
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June 8, 1949 at Municipal Stadium, Davenport IA
Regular-Season game
Indianapolis Clowns                 0 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 0   -   1  2  1
Kansas City Monarchs                1 4 0  1 0 3  1 0 x   -  10 16  1
WP: Gene Collins, LP: Manuel Godinez
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June 16, 1949 at Martin Stadium, Memphis TN
Regular-Season game
Houston Eagles                      1 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   1  4  0
Memphis Red Sox                     2 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 x   -   2  7  2
WP: Isiah Harris, LP: Jay Heard
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August 17, 1949 at Sportsmans Park, Greenville MS
Regular-Season game
Kansas City Monarchs                ? ? ?  ? ? ?  ? ? ?   -   2      
Memphis Red Sox                     ? ? ?  ? ? ?  ? ? x   -   8      
WP: Isiah Harris, LP: 
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