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Birmingham Black Barons (BIR) 4 Homestead Grays (HOM) 2

Game played on Tuesday, September 21, 1943 (N) at Griffith Stadium, Washington DC
Postseason Championship Series

Birmingham Black Barons             2 0 0  1 0 0  1 0 0   -   4 11  0
Homestead Grays                     1 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 1   -   2  5  3

BATTING

Birmingham Black Barons              AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Felix McLaurin cf                     5   1   2    0     0   1     1   0
Tommy Sampson 2b                      5   0   3    1     0   0     3   5
Clyde Spearman rf                     4   1   1    0     1   0     4   1
Lester Lockett lf                     4   1   1    0     0   1     3   1
Piper Davis ss                        4   0   1    0     0   1     0   3
Leonard Lindsay 1b                    3   0   1    1     1   2    12   0
Hoss Walker 3b                        3   1   1    0     1   2     0   1
Ted Radcliffe c                       4   0   1    0     0   1     4   1
Alfred Saylor p                       3   0   0    0     1   2     0   1
Totals                               35   4  11    2     4  10    27  13

FIELDING -
DP: 1.  Tommy Sampson, Piper Davis, Leonard Lindsay. 

BATTING -
2B:  Felix McLaurin, Clyde Spearman, Lester Lockett. 
GDP:  Felix McLaurin, Ted Radcliffe. 
Team LOB:  8

BASERUNNING -
SB:  Tommy Sampson 2. 
CS:  Tommy Sampson. 

Homestead Grays                      AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Cool Papa Bell lf                     4   1   2    0     0   0     0   0
Jerry Benjamin cf                     4   0   1    0     0   1     2   0
Buck Leonard 1b                       1   1   0    1     3   0    10   0
Josh Gibson c                         3   0   1    0     1   0    11   1
Howard Easterling 2b                  4   0   1    1     0   0     2   4
Sam Bankhead ss                       4   0   0    0     0   1     1   3
Jud Wilson 3b                         3   0   0    0     0   1     0   3
Vic Harris rf                         3   0   0    0     0   0     1   0
Johnny Wright p                       1   0   0    0     0   1     0   1
  Ray Brown ph, p                     2   0   0    0     0   0     0   0
Totals                               29   2   5    2     4   4    27  12

FIELDING -
DP: 2.  Buck Leonard 2, Howard Easterling 2, Sam Bankhead 2. 
E: 3.  Josh Gibson 2, Sam Bankhead. 
PB: 1.  Josh Gibson. 

BATTING -
3B:  Cool Papa Bell. 
GDP:  Josh Gibson. 
Team LOB:  4

BASERUNNING -
SB:  Jerry Benjamin. 

PITCHING

Birmingham Black Barons              IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Alfred Saylor W                      9       5   2    2   4   4   0  33
Totals                               9       5   2    2   4   4   0  33


Homestead Grays                      IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Johnny Wright L                      6       8   3    2   0   8   0  24
Ray Brown                            3       3   1    0   4   2   0  15
Totals                               9      11   4    2   4  10   0  39



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Umpires: HP - Fred McCreary, 1B - Eggie Greenfield, 3B - Ed Kemp

Time of Game: 0:00   Attendance: 4000

Retrosheet Play-by-Play Account
Game of Tuesday, 9/21/1943 -- Birmingham Black Barons at
Homestead Grays (N)

Starting Lineups:

   Birmingham                    Homestead                     
1. F.McLaurin          cf        C.Bell              lf        
2. T.Sampson           2b        J.Benjamin          cf        
3. C.Spearman          rf        B.Leonard           1b        
4. L.Lockett           lf        J.Gibson            c         
5. P.Davis             ss        H.Easterling        2b        
6. L.Lindsay           1b        S.Bankhead          ss        
7. H.Walker            3b        J.Wilson            3b        
8. T.Radcliffe         c         V.Harris            rf        
9. A.Saylor            p         J.Wright            p         

BLACK BARONS 1ST: Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game
stories and box sc; F.McLaurin doubled to right field; T.Sampson
singled to right field [F.McLaurin scored]; T.Sampson was caught
stealing second (unknown fielder); C.Spearman doubled; L.Lockett
out on unknown play; P.Davis singled [C.Spearman to third];
J.Gibson allowed a passed ball [C.Spearman scored (unearned),
P.Davis to second]; L.Lindsay struck out; 2 R (1 ER), 4 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Black Barons 2, Grays 0.

GRAYS 1ST: C.Bell tripled to left field; J.Benjamin struck out;
B.Leonard flied to F.McLaurin [C.Bell scored]; J.Gibson singled;
H.Easterling out on unknown play; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black
Barons 2, Grays 1.

BLACK BARONS 2ND: H.Walker struck out; T.Radcliffe struck out;
A.Saylor struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Black Barons 2,
Grays 1.

GRAYS 2ND: S.Bankhead struck out; J.Wilson struck out; V.Harris
out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Black Barons 2,
Grays 1.

BLACK BARONS 3RD: F.McLaurin struck out; T.Sampson out on
unknown play; C.Spearman out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 2, Grays 1.

GRAYS 3RD: J.Wright struck out; C.Bell out on unknown play;
J.Benjamin out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Black
Barons 2, Grays 1.

BLACK BARONS 4TH: L.Lockett doubled to left field; P.Davis
struck out; L.Lindsay singled to left field [L.Lockett scored];
H.Walker struck out; T.Radcliffe out on unknown play; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 3, Grays 1.

GRAYS 4TH: B.Leonard walked; J.Gibson grounded into a double
play (P.Davis to T.Sampson to L.Lindsay) [B.Leonard out at
second]; H.Easterling out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Black Barons 3, Grays 1.

BLACK BARONS 5TH: A.Saylor out on unknown play; F.McLaurin
singled; F.McLaurin was picked off first (unknown fielder);
T.Sampson singled; T.Sampson stole second [T.Sampson to third
(error by J.Gibson)]; C.Spearman out on unknown play; 0 R, 2 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 3, Grays 1.

GRAYS 5TH: S.Bankhead out on unknown play; J.Wilson out on
unknown play; V.Harris out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 3, Grays 1.

BLACK BARONS 6TH: L.Lockett out on unknown play; P.Davis out on
unknown play; L.Lindsay struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Black
Barons 3, Grays 1.

GRAYS 6TH: R.BROWN BATTED FOR J.WRIGHT; R.Brown out on unknown
play; C.Bell singled to left field (L.Lockett to T.Sampson)
[C.Bell out at second]; J.Benjamin singled; J.Benjamin stole
second; B.Leonard walked; J.Gibson out on unknown play; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Black Barons 3, Grays 1.

BLACK BARONS 7TH: R.BROWN STAYED IN GAME (PITCHING); H.Walker
singled; T.Radcliffe singled [H.Walker to second]; A.Saylor
struck out; F.McLaurin reached on an error by S.Bankhead
[H.Walker scored (unearned) (no RBI), T.Radcliffe to second,
F.McLaurin to first]; T.Sampson out on unknown play; C.Spearman
walked [T.Radcliffe to third, F.McLaurin to second]; L.Lockett
struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Black Barons 4, Grays
1.

GRAYS 7TH: H.Easterling out on unknown play; S.Bankhead out on
unknown play; J.Wilson out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 4, Grays 1.

BLACK BARONS 8TH: P.Davis out on unknown play; L.Lindsay
walked; H.Walker walked [L.Lindsay to second]; T.Radcliffe
grounded into a double play (S.Bankhead to H.Easterling to
B.Leonard) [H.Walker out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Black Barons 4, Grays 1.

GRAYS 8TH: V.Harris out on unknown play; R.Brown out on unknown
play; C.Bell out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Black
Barons 4, Grays 1.

BLACK BARONS 9TH: A.Saylor walked; F.McLaurin grounded into a
double play (S.Bankhead to H.Easterling to B.Leonard) [A.Saylor
out at second]; T.Sampson singled; T.Sampson stole second
[T.Sampson to third (error by J.Gibson)]; C.Spearman out on
unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 4, Grays 1.

GRAYS 9TH: J.Benjamin out on unknown play; B.Leonard walked;
J.Gibson walked [B.Leonard to second]; H.Easterling singled to
right field (C.Spearman to T.Sampson) [B.Leonard scored,
J.Gibson to third, H.Easterling out at second]; S.Bankhead flied
to unknown fielder; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 4, Grays
2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Black Barons     4  11   0   8
 Grays            2   5   3   4


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