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Homestead Grays (HOM) 8 Birmingham Black Barons (BIR) 3

Game played on Sunday, September 17, 1944 (D) at Rickwood Field , Birmingham AL
Postseason Championship Series

Homestead Grays                     1 0 0  1 1 0  0 3 2   -   8 11  3
Birmingham Black Barons             0 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 2   -   3 11  3

BATTING

Homestead Grays                      AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Cool Papa Bell lf                     4   0   1    2     1         1   0
Jerry Benjamin cf                     5   1   1    0     0         2   0
Sam Bankhead ss                       4   1   1    0     1         1   1
Buck Leonard 1b                       4   1   2    1     1         9   0
Dave Hoskins rf                       5   2   2    2     0         2   0
Josh Gibson c                         4   2   3    1     1         9   1
Walter Cannady 3b                     5   1   1    1     0         0   3
Jelly Jackson 2b                      5   0   0    0     0         3   6
Roy Welmaker p                        3   0   0    0     0   1     0   1
Totals                               39   8  11    7     4   5    27  12

FIELDING -
E: 3.  Buck Leonard 2, Dave Hoskins. 

BATTING -
2B:  Jerry Benjamin, Walter Cannady. 
3B:  Cool Papa Bell. 
HR:  Buck Leonard, Dave Hoskins, Josh Gibson. 
SH:  Roy Welmaker. 
Team LOB:  9

BASERUNNING -
SB:  Dave Hoskins. 

Birmingham Black Barons              AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Felix McLaurin cf                     4   1   1    0     1         2   0
Artie Wilson ss                       5   1   3    1     0         3   3
Ed Steele rf                          5   0   1    1     0         3   0
Piper Davis 2b                        5   0   2    1     0         2   5
Ted Radcliffe c                       5   0   0    0     0         6   0
Leroy Morney 1b                       4   0   0    0     0        10   0
Lester Lockett lf                     4   0   2    0     0         1   0
John Britton 3b                       4   0   1    0     0         0   3
Johnny Markham p                      4   0   1    0     0         0   1
  Collins Jones pr                    0   1   0    0     0         0   0
Totals                               40   3  11    3     1   7    27  12

FIELDING -
E: 3.  Leroy Morney, John Britton 2. 

BATTING -
Team LOB:  11

BASERUNNING -
SB:  Felix McLaurin, Artie Wilson. 

PITCHING

Homestead Grays                      IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Roy Welmaker W                       9      11   3    3   1   7   0  41
Totals                               9      11   3    3   1   7   0  41

WP:  Roy Welmaker. 

Birmingham Black Barons              IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Johnny Markham L                     9      11   8    7   4   5   3  44
Totals                               9      11   8    7   4   5   3  44

WP:  Johnny Markham. 


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Umpires: HP - W. Moore, 1B - Mo Harris, 2B - Harry Ward, 3B - Fred McCreary

Time of Game: 1:52   Attendance: 12449

Retrosheet Play-by-Play Account
Game of Sunday, 9/17/1944 -- Homestead Grays at Birmingham Black
Barons (D)

Starting Lineups:

   Homestead                     Birmingham                    
1. C.Bell              lf        F.McLaurin          cf        
2. J.Benjamin          cf        A.Wilson            ss        
3. S.Bankhead          ss        E.Steele            rf        
4. B.Leonard           1b        P.Davis             2b        
5. D.Hoskins           rf        T.Radcliffe         c         
6. J.Gibson            c         L.Morney            1b        
7. W.Cannady           3b        L.Lockett           lf        
8. J.Jackson           2b        J.Britton           3b        
9. R.Welmaker          p         J.Markham           p         

GRAYS 1ST: Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories and
box sc Five Birmingham players were seriously injured in a car
accident two weeks earlier. Wilson and Britton played in the
series despite their injuries. Britton was bandaged over his
left eye and right wrist. Wilson had both wrists bandaged.
Pepper Bassett, Tommy Sampson, and Leandy Young were unable to
play. The short-handed Black Barons were allowed to add local
player Collins Jones to their World Series roster.; C.Bell
popped to A.Wilson; J.Benjamin doubled to left field; S.Bankhead
walked; B.Leonard walked [J.Benjamin to third, S.Bankhead to
second]; D.Hoskins reached on a fielder's choice (A.Wilson to
P.Davis) [J.Benjamin scored (unearned) (no RBI), S.Bankhead to
third, B.Leonard out at second (error by L.Morney; assist by
P.Davis)]; D.Hoskins stole second; J.Gibson out on unknown play;
1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Grays 1, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 1ST: B.Leonard dropped a foul fly hit by
F.McLaurin; F.McLaurin reached on an error by D.Hoskins
[F.McLaurin to first]; A.Wilson reached on an error by B.Leonard
[F.McLaurin to second, A.Wilson to first]; E.Steele out on
unknown play; P.Davis out on unknown play; T.Radcliffe out on
unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 3 E, 2 LOB.  Grays 1, Black Barons 0.

GRAYS 2ND: W.Cannady reached on an error by J.Britton
[W.Cannady to first]; J.Jackson out on unknown play; R.Welmaker
out on a sacrifice bunt (unknown fielder) [W.Cannady to second];
C.Bell out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 1,
Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 2ND: L.Morney out on unknown play; L.Lockett out
on unknown play; J.Britton out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Grays 1, Black Barons 0.

GRAYS 3RD: J.Benjamin out on unknown play; S.Bankhead out on
unknown play; B.Leonard singled; D.Hoskins out on unknown play;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 1, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 3RD: J.Markham flied to C.Bell; F.McLaurin walked;
F.McLaurin stole second; A.Wilson singled to second base
[F.McLaurin to third]; E.Steele singled to right field
[F.McLaurin scored, A.Wilson to third, E.Steele to second (on
throw)]; P.Davis reached on a fielder's choice (W.Cannady to
J.Gibson) [A.Wilson out at home, E.Steele to third]; T.Radcliffe
reached on a fielder's choice (J.Jackson to J.Gibson) [E.Steele
out at home, P.Davis to second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Grays 1,
Black Barons 1.

GRAYS 4TH: J.Gibson homered to rightfield; W.Cannady reached on
an error by J.Britton [W.Cannady to first]; J.Jackson out on
unknown play; R.Welmaker out on unknown play; C.Bell walked
[W.Cannady to second]; J.Benjamin out on unknown play; 1 R, 1 H,
1 E, 2 LOB.  Grays 2, Black Barons 1.

BLACK BARONS 4TH: L.Morney out on unknown play; L.Lockett
singled; J.Britton out on unknown play; J.Markham out on unknown
play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 2, Black Barons 1.

GRAYS 5TH: S.Bankhead out on unknown play; B.Leonard homered to
rightfield; D.Hoskins out on unknown play; J.Gibson walked;
W.Cannady out on unknown play; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 3,
Black Barons 1.

BLACK BARONS 5TH: F.McLaurin singled; A.Wilson out on unknown
play; E.Steele out on unknown play; P.Davis out on unknown play;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 3, Black Barons 1.

GRAYS 6TH: J.Jackson out on unknown play; R.Welmaker out on
unknown play; C.Bell out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Grays 3, Black Barons 1.

BLACK BARONS 6TH: T.Radcliffe out on unknown play; L.Morney out
on unknown play; L.Lockett out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Grays 3, Black Barons 1.

GRAYS 7TH: J.Benjamin out on unknown play; S.Bankhead out on
unknown play; B.Leonard out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Grays 3, Black Barons 1.

BLACK BARONS 7TH: J.Britton singled; J.Markham out on unknown
play; F.McLaurin out on unknown play; A.Wilson singled
[J.Britton to second]; E.Steele grounded out (J.Gibson
unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Grays 3, Black Barons 1.

GRAYS 8TH: D.Hoskins homered to rightfield; J.Gibson singled to
center field; W.Cannady doubled to right-center [J.Gibson to
third]; J.Jackson grounded out (P.Davis to L.Morney); R.Welmaker
struck out; C.Bell tripled to center field [J.Gibson scored,
W.Cannady scored]; J.Benjamin out on unknown play; 3 R, 4 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Grays 6, Black Barons 1.

BLACK BARONS 8TH: P.Davis singled; T.Radcliffe out on unknown
play; L.Morney out on unknown play; L.Lockett singled [P.Davis
to second]; J.Britton out on unknown play; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Grays 6, Black Barons 1.

GRAYS 9TH: S.Bankhead singled to center field; J.Markham threw
a wild pitch [S.Bankhead to second]; B.Leonard out on unknown
play [S.Bankhead to third]; D.Hoskins singled to left field
[S.Bankhead scored]; J.Gibson singled to center field [D.Hoskins
to third]; W.Cannady flied to L.Lockett [D.Hoskins scored];
J.Jackson out on unknown play; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 8,
Black Barons 1.

BLACK BARONS 9TH: J.Markham singled; C.JONES RAN FOR J.MARKHAM;
R.Welmaker threw a wild pitch [C.Jones to second]; F.McLaurin
out on unknown play; A.Wilson singled [C.Jones scored]; A.Wilson
stole second; E.Steele out on unknown play; P.Davis singled
[A.Wilson scored]; T.Radcliffe out on unknown play; 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Grays 8, Black Barons 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Grays            8  11   3   9
 Black Barons     3  11   3  11


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