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Homestead Grays (HOM) 4 Birmingham Black Barons (BIR) 3

Game played on Friday, September 24, 1943 (N) at Griffith Stadium, Washington DC
Postseason Championship Series

Birmingham Black Barons             0 0 0  0 0 3  0 0 0  0 0  -   3  5  4
Homestead Grays                     0 3 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1  -   4  9  2

BATTING

Birmingham Black Barons              AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Felix McLaurin cf                     4   1   2    0     1   1     2   0
Tommy Sampson 2b                      4   0   0    0     1   0     6   5
Clyde Spearman rf                     5   1   1    0     0   0     3   0
Lester Lockett lf                     5   1   1    1     0   0     4   0
Piper Davis ss                        5   0   0    0     0   1     4   0
Leonard Lindsay 1b                    4   0   0    0     0   1     8   2
Hoss Walker 3b                        4   0   0    0     0   0     1   2
Ted Radcliffe c                       4   0   1    0     0   1     3   1
Johnny Markham p                      4   0   0    0     0   1     0   1
Totals                               39   3   5    1     2   5    31  11

FIELDING -
E: 4.  Felix McLaurin, Clyde Spearman, Leonard Lindsay, Ted Radcliffe. 

BATTING -
Team LOB:  5


Homestead Grays                      AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Cool Papa Bell lf                     5   0   1    1     0   0     2   0
Jerry Benjamin cf                     4   0   0    0     1   0     4   0
Buck Leonard 1b                       4   0   1    0     1   0    16   1
Jud Wilson 3b                         4   0   0    0     1   0     0   0
Howard Easterling 2b                  5   0   1    0     0   0     2   7
Sam Bankhead ss                       4   1   2    0     1   0     2   2
Vic Harris rf                         4   2   1    0     0   0     1   0
Robert Gaston c                       4   1   1    1     0   0     5   0
  Josh Gibson ph                      0   0   0    0     1   0     0   0
Roy Partlow p                         2   0   1    0     0   0     0   2
  Ray Brown p                         3   0   1    0     0   1     1   3
Totals                               39   4   9    2     5   1    33  15

FIELDING -
E: 2.  Sam Bankhead, Robert Gaston. 

BATTING -
SH:  Cool Papa Bell, Vic Harris. 
IW:  Josh Gibson. 
Team LOB:  11

BASERUNNING -
SB:  Jerry Benjamin, Buck Leonard. 

PITCHING

Birmingham Black Barons              IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Johnny Markham L                     10.1    9   4    1   5   1   0  46
Totals                               10.1    9   4    1   5   1   0  46

IW:  Johnny Markham. 

Homestead Grays                      IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Roy Partlow                          5.1     5   3    1   1   1   0  22
Ray Brown W                          5.2     0   0    0   1   4   0  19
Totals                               11      5   3    1   2   5   0  41



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

Time of Game: 0:00   Attendance: 7000

Retrosheet Play-by-Play Account
Game of Friday, 9/24/1943 -- 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.Wilson            3b        
5. P.Davis             ss        H.Easterling        2b        
6. L.Lindsay           1b        S.Bankhead          ss        
7. H.Walker            3b        V.Harris            rf        
8. T.Radcliffe         c         R.Gaston            c         
9. J.Markham           p         R.Partlow           p         

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

GRAYS 1ST: C.Bell out on unknown play; J.Benjamin walked;
B.Leonard singled [J.Benjamin to second]; J.Benjamin stole third
and B.Leonard stole second; J.Wilson out on unknown play;
H.Easterling out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Black
Barons 0, Grays 0.

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

GRAYS 2ND: S.Bankhead walked; V.Harris singled to left field
[S.Bankhead to second]; R.Gaston singled to center field
[S.Bankhead scored, V.Harris scored (unearned) (no RBI) (error
by F.McLaurin), R.Gaston scored (unearned) (error by
T.Radcliffe)]; R.Partlow out on unknown play; C.Bell out on
unknown play; J.Benjamin out on unknown play; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 2
E, 0 LOB.  Black Barons 0, Grays 3.

BLACK BARONS 3RD: T.Radcliffe singled; J.Markham out on unknown
play; F.McLaurin walked [T.Radcliffe to second]; T.Sampson out
on unknown play; C.Spearman out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Black Barons 0, Grays 3.

GRAYS 3RD: B.Leonard out on unknown play; J.Wilson walked;
H.Easterling out on unknown play; S.Bankhead out on unknown
play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 0, Grays 3.

BLACK BARONS 4TH: L.Lockett out on unknown play; P.Davis out on
unknown play; L.Lindsay out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 0, Grays 3.

GRAYS 4TH: V.Harris out on unknown play; R.Gaston out on
unknown play; R.Partlow singled to right field [R.Partlow to
second (error by C.Spearman)]; C.Bell out on unknown play; 0 R,
1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 0, Grays 3.

BLACK BARONS 5TH: H.Walker out on unknown play; T.Radcliffe out
on unknown play; J.Markham out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 0, Grays 3.

GRAYS 5TH: J.Benjamin out on unknown play; B.Leonard walked;
J.Wilson out on unknown play; H.Easterling out on unknown play;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 0, Grays 3.

BLACK BARONS 6TH: F.McLaurin singled to pitcher; T.Sampson
grounded out (H.Easterling to B.Leonard) [F.McLaurin to second];
C.Spearman singled to second base [F.McLaurin to third];
L.Lockett singled to right field [F.McLaurin scored, C.Spearman
to second]; R.BROWN REPLACED R.PARTLOW (PITCHING); P.Davis
grounded out (B.Leonard to R.Brown) [C.Spearman to third,
L.Lockett to second]; L.Lindsay reached on an error by
S.Bankhead [C.Spearman scored (unearned) (no RBI), L.Lockett
scored (unearned) (no RBI), L.Lindsay to first]; H.Walker flied
to C.Bell; 3 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 3, Grays 3.

GRAYS 6TH: S.Bankhead out on unknown play; V.Harris out on
unknown play; R.Gaston out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 3, Grays 3.

BLACK BARONS 7TH: T.Radcliffe out on unknown play; J.Markham
out on unknown play; F.McLaurin struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 3, Grays 3.

GRAYS 7TH: R.Brown singled; C.Bell out on a sacrifice bunt
(unknown fielder) [R.Brown to second]; J.Benjamin out on unknown
play; B.Leonard out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Black Barons 3, Grays 3.

BLACK BARONS 8TH: T.Sampson out on unknown play; C.Spearman out
on unknown play; L.Lockett out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 3, Grays 3.

GRAYS 8TH: J.Wilson out on unknown play; H.Easterling singled;
S.Bankhead singled [H.Easterling to second]; V.Harris out on
unknown play; R.Gaston out on unknown play; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Black Barons 3, Grays 3.

BLACK BARONS 9TH: P.Davis struck out; L.Lindsay out on unknown
play; H.Walker out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Black
Barons 3, Grays 3.

GRAYS 9TH: R.Brown struck out; C.Bell out on unknown play;
J.Benjamin out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Black
Barons 3, Grays 3.

BLACK BARONS 10TH: T.Radcliffe struck out; J.Markham struck
out; F.McLaurin out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Black Barons 3, Grays 3.

GRAYS 10TH: B.Leonard out on unknown play; J.Wilson out on
unknown play; H.Easterling out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 3, Grays 3.

BLACK BARONS 11TH: T.Sampson walked; C.Spearman forced
T.Sampson (unknown fielder) [C.Spearman to first]; L.Lockett out
on unknown play; P.Davis out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Black Barons 3, Grays 3.

GRAYS 11TH: S.Bankhead singled to center field; V.Harris
reached on a fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [S.Bankhead to
third (error by L.Lindsay), V.Harris to second]; J.GIBSON BATTED
FOR R.GASTON; J.Gibson was walked intentionally; R.Brown forced
S.Bankhead (L.Lindsay to T.Radcliffe) [V.Harris to third,
J.Gibson to second, R.Brown to first]; C.Bell singled to right
field [V.Harris scored (unearned), J.Gibson to third, R.Brown to
second]; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Black Barons 3, Grays 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Black Barons     3   5   4   5
 Grays            4   9   2  11


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