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Birmingham Black Barons (BIR) 5 Homestead Grays (HOM) 5

Game played on Thursday, September 23, 1943 (N) at Bugle Field, Baltimore MD
Postseason Championship Series

Birmingham Black Barons             0 0 0  2 0 2  0 1 0  0 0 0   -   5 12  4
Homestead Grays                     0 0 2  0 0 0  2 0 1  0 0 0   -   5 12  1

BATTING

Birmingham Black Barons              AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Felix McLaurin cf                     6   0   1    0     0         0   0
Tommy Sampson 2b                      6   1   2    0     0         5   5
Clyde Spearman rf                     5   1   1    0     1         0   0
Lester Lockett 3b, lf                 4   1   1    0     1         4   2
Piper Davis ss                        5   1   4    3     1         2   4
Leonard Lindsay 1b                    5   1   1    1     1        14   0
Ed Steele lf                          3   0   0    0     0         3   0
  Hoss Walker ph, 3b                  3   0   1    0     0         0   1
Ted Radcliffe c                       4   0   1    1     1         8   2
Gentry Jessup p                       3   0   0    0     1         0   4
  Alvin Gipson p                      1   0   0    0     0         0   3
Totals                               45   5  12    5     6   8    36  21

FIELDING -
DP: 1.  Lester Lockett, Ted Radcliffe. 
E: 4.  Tommy Sampson, Piper Davis 2, Ted Radcliffe. 
PB: 2.  Ted Radcliffe 2. 

BATTING -
2B:  Piper Davis, Leonard Lindsay, Ted Radcliffe. 
SH:  Lester Lockett. 
GDP:  Clyde Spearman. 
Team LOB:  11


Homestead Grays                      AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Cool Papa Bell lf                     7   0   2    0     0         1   0
Jerry Benjamin cf                     5   2   1    0     1         1   0
Buck Leonard 1b                       6   1   2    0     1        19   0
Josh Gibson c                         6   1   0    0     1         9   0
Howard Easterling 2b                  6   1   3    2     0         2   6
Sam Bankhead ss                       5   0   2    1     1         2   7
Jud Wilson 3b                         4   0   1    1     0         0   2
Vic Harris rf                         5   0   0    0     0         2   0
Spoon Carter p                        2   0   0    0     0         0   2
  Ray Brown ph                        1   0   1    0     0         0   0
  Edsall Walker p                     1   0   0    0     1         0   2
  Roy Partlow ph                      1   0   0    0     0         0   0
  Johnny Wright p                     0   0   0    0     0         0   0
Totals                               49   5  12    4     5   5    36  19

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

BATTING -
2B:  Buck Leonard 2, Sam Bankhead. 
SH:  Jerry Benjamin, Jud Wilson. 
HBP:  Jud Wilson, Vic Harris. 
Team LOB:  17

BASERUNNING -
SB:  Jerry Benjamin. 

PITCHING

Birmingham Black Barons              IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Gentry Jessup                        8.2    10   5    4   4   3   0  44
Alvin Gipson                         3.1     2   0    0   1   2   0  14
Totals                               12     12   5    4   5   5   0  58

BK:  Gentry Jessup. 
HBP:  Gentry Jessup 2. 

Homestead Grays                      IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Spoon Carter                         6       7   4    4   0   5   0  25
Edsall Walker                        5       4   1    1   6   3   0  23
Johnny Wright                        1       1   0    0   0   0   0  4
Totals                               12     12   5    5   6   8   0  52



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Umpires: HP - Fred McCreary, 1B - Crush Holloway

Time of Game: 3:26   Attendance: 4000

Retrosheet Play-by-Play Account
Game of Thursday, 9/23/1943 -- 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           3b        J.Gibson            c         
5. P.Davis             ss        H.Easterling        2b        
6. L.Lindsay           1b        S.Bankhead          ss        
7. E.Steele            lf        J.Wilson            3b        
8. T.Radcliffe         c         V.Harris            rf        
9. G.Jessup            p         S.Carter            p         

BLACK BARONS 1ST: Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game
stories and box sc; F.McLaurin out on unknown play; T.Sampson
out on unknown play; C.Spearman out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Black Barons 0, Grays 0.

GRAYS 1ST: C.Bell reached on an error by P.Davis [C.Bell to
first]; G.Jessup balked [C.Bell to second]; J.Benjamin out on
unknown play; B.Leonard out on unknown play; J.Gibson walked;
H.Easterling out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Black
Barons 0, Grays 0.

BLACK BARONS 2ND: L.Lockett out on unknown play; P.Davis
singled; L.Lindsay out on unknown play; E.Steele out on unknown
play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 0, Grays 0.

GRAYS 2ND: S.Bankhead out on unknown play; J.Wilson out on
unknown play; V.Harris was hit by a pitch; T.Radcliffe allowed a
passed ball [V.Harris to second]; S.Carter out on unknown play;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 0, Grays 0.

BLACK BARONS 3RD: T.Radcliffe out on unknown play; G.Jessup out
on unknown play; F.McLaurin out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Black Barons 0, Grays 0.

GRAYS 3RD: C.Bell out on unknown play; J.Benjamin walked;
J.Benjamin stole second; B.Leonard walked; J.Gibson forced
B.Leonard (unknown fielder) [J.Benjamin to third, J.Gibson to
first]; H.Easterling singled [J.Benjamin scored, J.Gibson to
second]; S.Bankhead singled [J.Gibson to third, H.Easterling to
second]; J.Wilson was hit by a pitch [J.Gibson scored,
H.Easterling to third, S.Bankhead to second]; V.Harris out on
unknown play; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Black Barons 0, Grays 2.

BLACK BARONS 4TH: T.Sampson singled; C.Spearman singled
[T.Sampson to second]; L.Lockett out on a sacrifice bunt
(unknown fielder) [T.Sampson to third, C.Spearman to second];
P.Davis doubled [T.Sampson scored, C.Spearman scored]; L.Lindsay
out on unknown play; E.Steele out on unknown play; 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 2, Grays 2.

GRAYS 4TH: S.Carter out on unknown play; C.Bell singled;
T.Radcliffe allowed a passed ball [C.Bell to second]; J.Benjamin
out on unknown play; B.Leonard out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 2, Grays 2.

BLACK BARONS 5TH: T.Radcliffe out on unknown play; G.Jessup out
on unknown play; F.McLaurin out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Black Barons 2, Grays 2.

GRAYS 5TH: J.Gibson out on unknown play; H.Easterling out on
unknown play; S.Bankhead out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 2, Grays 2.

BLACK BARONS 6TH: T.Sampson out on unknown play; C.Spearman out
on unknown play; L.Lockett singled; P.Davis singled [L.Lockett
scored]; L.Lindsay doubled [P.Davis scored]; E.Steele out on
unknown play; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 4, Grays 2.

GRAYS 6TH: J.Wilson out on unknown play; V.Harris out on
unknown play; R.BROWN BATTED FOR S.CARTER; R.Brown singled;
C.Bell out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons
4, Grays 2.

BLACK BARONS 7TH: E.WALKER REPLACED R.BROWN (PITCHING);
T.Radcliffe walked; G.Jessup walked [T.Radcliffe to second];
F.McLaurin out on unknown play; T.Sampson out on unknown play;
C.Spearman walked [T.Radcliffe to third, G.Jessup to second];
L.Lockett out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Black
Barons 4, Grays 2.

GRAYS 7TH: J.Benjamin singled; B.Leonard doubled [J.Benjamin to
third]; J.Gibson out on unknown play; H.Easterling singled
[J.Benjamin scored, B.Leonard to third]; S.Bankhead reached on a
fielder's choice [B.Leonard scored (unearned) (no RBI) (error by
P.Davis), H.Easterling to second]; J.Wilson out on unknown play;
V.Harris out on unknown play; 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Black Barons 4, Grays 4.

BLACK BARONS 8TH: P.Davis out on unknown play; L.Lindsay
walked; H.WALKER BATTED FOR E.STEELE; H.Walker singled
[L.Lindsay to second]; T.Radcliffe doubled [L.Lindsay scored,
H.Walker to third]; G.Jessup out on unknown play; F.McLaurin out
on unknown play; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Black Barons 5, Grays 4.

GRAYS 8TH: H.WALKER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); L.LOCKETT
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); E.Walker walked; C.Bell reached
on an error by T.Sampson [E.Walker to second, C.Bell to first];
J.Benjamin out on unknown play; B.Leonard out on unknown play;
J.Gibson out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Black
Barons 5, Grays 4.

BLACK BARONS 9TH: T.Sampson singled; T.Sampson was picked off
first, but was safe on an error by J.Gibson [T.Sampson to
second]; C.Spearman lined into a double play (S.Bankhead to
H.Easterling) [T.Sampson out at second]; L.Lockett walked;
P.Davis walked [L.Lockett to second]; L.Lindsay out on unknown
play; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Black Barons 5, Grays 4.

GRAYS 9TH: H.Easterling singled; S.Bankhead doubled
[H.Easterling scored]; J.Wilson singled [S.Bankhead to third];
V.Harris hit into a double play (L.Lockett to T.Radcliffe)
[S.Bankhead out at home]; A.GIPSON REPLACED G.JESSUP (PITCHING);
E.Walker out on unknown play; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black
Barons 5, Grays 5.

BLACK BARONS 10TH: H.Walker out on unknown play; T.Radcliffe
out on unknown play; A.Gipson out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Black Barons 5, Grays 5.

GRAYS 10TH: C.Bell singled; J.Benjamin reached on an error on a
sacrifice bunt by T.Radcliffe [C.Bell to second, J.Benjamin to
first]; B.Leonard out on unknown play; J.Gibson out on unknown
play; H.Easterling out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Black Barons 5, Grays 5.

BLACK BARONS 11TH: F.McLaurin singled; T.Sampson out on unknown
play; C.Spearman grounded into a double play (H.Easterling to
B.Leonard) [F.McLaurin out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Black Barons 5, Grays 5.

GRAYS 11TH: S.Bankhead walked; J.Wilson out on a sacrifice bunt
(unknown fielder) [S.Bankhead to second]; V.Harris out on
unknown play; R.PARTLOW BATTED FOR E.WALKER; R.Partlow out on
unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 5, Grays 5.

BLACK BARONS 12TH: J.WRIGHT REPLACED R.PARTLOW (PITCHING);
L.Lockett out on unknown play; P.Davis singled; L.Lindsay out on
unknown play; H.Walker out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Black Barons 5, Grays 5.

GRAYS 12TH: C.Bell out on unknown play; J.Benjamin out on
unknown play; B.Leonard doubled; J.Gibson out on unknown play; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 5, Grays 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Black Barons     5  12   4  11
 Grays            5  12   1  17


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