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Homestead Grays (HOM) 11 Baltimore Elite Giants (BLG) 4

Game played on Tuesday, July 18, 1944 (N) at Shibe Park, Philadelphia PA
Regular-Season game

Homestead Grays                     5 0 0  0 0 0  4 2 0   -  11 16  1
Baltimore Elite Giants              2 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 1   -   4 12  0

BATTING

Homestead Grays                      AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Cool Papa Bell lf                     4   1   2    0     2   0     2   0
Jerry Benjamin cf                     5   2   2    0     1   0     3   1
Sam Bankhead ss                       3   0   0    0     2   0     4   1
Buck Leonard 1b                       5   3   2    2     1   0     7   0
Josh Gibson c                         4   3   2    3     1   0     4   0
Walter Cannady 2b                     5   1   3    2     0   0     1   2
Dave Hoskins rf                       4   1   2    1     1   0     4   0
Ray Battle 3b                         5   0   1    2     0   1     2   5
Spoon Carter p                        5   0   2    1     0   1     0   0
Totals                               40  11  16   11     8   2    27   9

FIELDING -
E: 1.  Sam Bankhead. 

BATTING -
2B:  Cool Papa Bell, Jerry Benjamin, Walter Cannady, Dave Hoskins, Ray Battle. 
3B:  Buck Leonard. 
HR:  Josh Gibson. 
SH:  Sam Bankhead. 
IW:  Dave Hoskins. 
GDP:  Josh Gibson. 
Team LOB:  11


Baltimore Elite Giants               AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Henry Kimbro cf                       4   1   3    0     1   0     1   0
Tommy Butts ss                        5   0   1    1     0   1     2   3
George Scales 1b                      5   2   3    2     0   1    12   0
Roy Campanella c                      5   0   3    1     0   0     5   0
Bill Hoskins lf                       4   0   0    0     0   0     1   1
Doc Dennis 2b                         4   0   0    0     0   0     5   6
Norman Robinson rf                    4   0   1    0     0   0     0   0
Felton Snow 3b                        4   1   1    0     0   0     1   2
Bill Harvey p                         0   0   0    0     0   0     0   0
  Andy Porter p                       2   0   0    0     0   2     0   2
  Bill Byrd ph                        1   0   0    0     0   0     0   0
  Tom Glover p                        0   0   0    0     0   0     0   2
  Frank Russell ph                    1   0   0    0     0   0     0   0
Totals                               39   4  12    4     1   4    27  16

FIELDING -
DP: 1.  Tommy Butts, George Scales, Doc Dennis. 

BATTING -
2B:  George Scales, Roy Campanella. 
3B:  Henry Kimbro. 
HR:  George Scales. 
Team LOB:  9


PITCHING

Homestead Grays                      IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Spoon Carter W                       9      12   4    4   1   4   1  40
Totals                               9      12   4    4   1   4   1  40


Baltimore Elite Giants               IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Bill Harvey L                        0.2     4   5    5   2   0   1  8
Andy Porter                          6.1     8   4    4   5   1   0  30
Tom Glover                           2       4   2    2   1   1   0  11
Totals                               9      16  11   11   8   2   1  49

IW:  Andy Porter. 


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Umpires: HP - ?

Time of Game: 0:00   Attendance: 15072

Retrosheet Play-by-Play Account
Game of Tuesday, 7/18/1944, game 1 -- Homestead Grays at
Baltimore Elite Giants (N)

Starting Lineups:

   Homestead                     Baltimore                     
1. C.Bell              lf        H.Kimbro            cf        
2. J.Benjamin          cf        T.Butts             ss        
3. S.Bankhead          ss        G.Scales            1b        
4. B.Leonard           1b        R.Campanella        c         
5. J.Gibson            c         B.Hoskins           lf        
6. W.Cannady           2b        D.Dennis            2b        
7. D.Hoskins           rf        N.Robinson          rf        
8. R.Battle            3b        F.Snow              3b        
9. S.Carter            p         B.Harvey            p         

GRAYS 1ST: C.Bell walked; J.Benjamin doubled to left field
[C.Bell to third]; S.Bankhead walked; B.Leonard forced
S.Bankhead (D.Dennis to T.Butts) [C.Bell scored, J.Benjamin to
third, B.Leonard to first]; J.Gibson homered to centerfield
[J.Benjamin scored, B.Leonard scored]; W.Cannady grounded out
(D.Dennis to G.Scales); D.Hoskins doubled to center field;
R.Battle doubled to center field [D.Hoskins scored]; A.PORTER
REPLACED B.HARVEY (PITCHING); S.Carter flied to H.Kimbro; 5 R, 4
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 5, Elite Giants 0.

ELITE GIANTS 1ST: H.Kimbro walked; T.Butts popped to R.Battle;
G.Scales doubled to center field [H.Kimbro scored]; R.Campanella
singled to left field [G.Scales scored, R.Campanella to second
(on throw)]; B.Hoskins lined to D.Hoskins [R.Campanella to
third]; D.Dennis grounded out (S.Bankhead to B.Leonard); 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 5, Elite Giants 2.

GRAYS 2ND: C.Bell flied to B.Hoskins in foul territory;
J.Benjamin walked; S.Bankhead walked [J.Benjamin to second];
B.Leonard popped to R.Campanella in foul territory; J.Gibson
popped to R.Campanella in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Grays 5, Elite Giants 2.

ELITE GIANTS 2ND: N.Robinson singled to second base; F.Snow
popped to S.Bankhead; A.Porter struck out; H.Kimbro singled to
right field [N.Robinson to third]; T.Butts flied to J.Benjamin;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Grays 5, Elite Giants 2.

GRAYS 3RD: W.Cannady grounded out (F.Snow to G.Scales);
D.Hoskins singled to left field (B.Hoskins to D.Dennis)
[D.Hoskins out at second]; R.Battle grounded out (D.Dennis to
G.Scales); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Grays 5, Elite Giants 2.

ELITE GIANTS 3RD: G.Scales homered to leftfield; R.Campanella
singled to center field (J.Benjamin to S.Bankhead) [R.Campanella
out at second]; B.Hoskins reached on an error by S.Bankhead
[B.Hoskins to first]; D.Dennis flied to D.Hoskins; N.Robinson
grounded out (R.Battle to B.Leonard); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Grays 5, Elite Giants 3.

GRAYS 4TH: S.Carter grounded out (T.Butts to G.Scales); C.Bell
doubled to left field; J.Benjamin grounded out (G.Scales
unassisted) [C.Bell to third]; S.Bankhead grounded out (D.Dennis
to G.Scales); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 5, Elite Giants 3.

ELITE GIANTS 4TH: F.Snow grounded out (R.Battle to B.Leonard);
A.Porter struck out; H.Kimbro flied to J.Benjamin; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Grays 5, Elite Giants 3.

GRAYS 5TH: B.Leonard singled to right field; J.Gibson grounded
into a double play (D.Dennis to T.Butts to G.Scales) [B.Leonard
out at second]; W.Cannady singled to pitcher; D.Hoskins forced
W.Cannady (T.Butts to D.Dennis) [D.Hoskins to first]; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 5, Elite Giants 3.

ELITE GIANTS 5TH: T.Butts grounded out (R.Battle to B.Leonard);
G.Scales singled to left field; R.Campanella forced G.Scales
(R.Battle to W.Cannady) [R.Campanella to first]; B.Hoskins
grounded out (W.Cannady to B.Leonard); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Grays 5, Elite Giants 3.

GRAYS 6TH: R.Battle grounded out (A.Porter to G.Scales);
S.Carter struck out; C.Bell popped to D.Dennis; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Grays 5, Elite Giants 3.

ELITE GIANTS 6TH: D.Dennis popped to S.Bankhead; N.Robinson
grounded out (W.Cannady to B.Leonard); F.Snow lined to R.Battle;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Grays 5, Elite Giants 3.

GRAYS 7TH: J.Benjamin singled to second base; S.Bankhead out on
a sacrifice bunt (A.Porter to G.Scales) [J.Benjamin to second];
B.Leonard tripled to right field [J.Benjamin scored]; J.Gibson
walked; W.Cannady singled to center field [B.Leonard scored,
J.Gibson to third, W.Cannady to second (on throw)]; D.Hoskins
was walked intentionally; R.Battle forced D.Hoskins (F.Snow to
D.Dennis) [J.Gibson scored, W.Cannady to third, R.Battle to
first]; S.Carter singled to center field [W.Cannady scored,
R.Battle to third]; C.Bell walked [S.Carter to second];
J.Benjamin lined to G.Scales; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Grays 9,
Elite Giants 3.

ELITE GIANTS 7TH: B.BYRD BATTED FOR A.PORTER; B.Byrd flied to
J.Benjamin; H.Kimbro tripled to right field; T.Butts struck out;
G.Scales struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 9, Elite
Giants 3.

GRAYS 8TH: T.GLOVER REPLACED B.BYRD (PITCHING); S.Bankhead
grounded out (T.Glover to G.Scales); B.Leonard walked; J.Gibson
singled to center field [B.Leonard to third]; W.Cannady doubled
to right field [B.Leonard scored, J.Gibson to third]; D.Hoskins
grounded out (D.Dennis to G.Scales) [J.Gibson scored, W.Cannady
to third]; R.Battle struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 11,
Elite Giants 3.

ELITE GIANTS 8TH: R.Campanella doubled to left field; B.Hoskins
popped to S.Bankhead; D.Dennis flied to D.Hoskins; N.Robinson
grounded out (R.Battle to B.Leonard); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Grays 11, Elite Giants 3.

GRAYS 9TH: S.Carter singled to right field; C.Bell singled
[S.Carter to second]; J.Benjamin forced S.Carter (T.Glover to
F.Snow) [C.Bell to second, J.Benjamin to first]; S.Bankhead
popped to D.Dennis; B.Leonard popped to R.Campanella in foul
territory; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Grays 11, Elite Giants 3.

ELITE GIANTS 9TH: F.Snow singled to left field; F.RUSSELL
BATTED FOR T.GLOVER; F.Russell flied to C.Bell; H.Kimbro singled
to right field [F.Snow to third]; T.Butts singled to center
field [F.Snow scored, H.Kimbro to second]; G.Scales flied to
D.Hoskins; R.Campanella flied to C.Bell; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Grays 11, Elite Giants 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Grays           11  16   1  11
 Elite Giants     4  12   0   9


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