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Homestead Grays (HOM) 6 Birmingham Black Barons (BIR) 1

Game played on Tuesday, September 19, 1944 (N) at Pelican Stadium, New Orleans LA
Postseason Championship Series

Homestead Grays                     1 0 0  0 0 0  1 0 4   -   6  8  3
Birmingham Black Barons             0 0 0  1 0 0  0 0 0   -   1  5  2

BATTING

Homestead Grays                      AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Cool Papa Bell lf                     5   0   1    0     0         2   0
Jerry Benjamin cf                     4   1   0    0     0         1   0
Sam Bankhead ss                       4   1   2    0     0         2   0
Buck Leonard 1b                       2   2   2    0     2         7   2
Dave Hoskins rf                       4   0   1    1     0         5   0
Josh Gibson c                         2   1   0    0     2         5   0
Walter Cannady 3b                     4   1   1    1     0         1   3
Jelly Jackson 2b                      3   0   0    0     0         4   1
Edsall Walker p                       4   0   1    2     0         0   3
Totals                               32   6   8    4     4   5    27   9

FIELDING -
DP: 1.  Buck Leonard, Walter Cannady, Edsall Walker. 
E: 3.  Sam Bankhead, Buck Leonard, Jelly Jackson. 
PB: 1.  Josh Gibson. 

BATTING -
SH:  Jelly Jackson. 
IW:  Josh Gibson. 
GDP:  Dave Hoskins, Jelly Jackson. 
Team LOB:  4

BASERUNNING -
SB:  Sam Bankhead, Buck Leonard, Josh Gibson. 
CS:  Sam Bankhead. 

Birmingham Black Barons              AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Felix McLaurin cf                     4   0   0    0     1         6   0
Artie Wilson ss                       3   0   0    0     1         2   4
Ed Steele rf                          4   0   0    0     0   1     0   0
Piper Davis 2b                        4   1   0    0     0         1   3
Ted Radcliffe c                       4   0   1    0     0         2   1
Lester Lockett 3b                     4   0   2    1     0         3   3
Leroy Morney 1b                       4   0   1    0     0        10   1
Collins Jones lf                      4   0   0    0     0         3   0
Alfred Saylor p                       2   0   0    0     1         0   6
  John Huber ph                       1   0   1    0     0         0   0
Totals                               34   1   5    1     3   2    27  18

FIELDING -
DP: 2.  Artie Wilson 2, Piper Davis, Leroy Morney 2, Alfred Saylor. 
E: 2.  Felix McLaurin, Lester Lockett. 

BATTING -
2B:  Lester Lockett. 
GDP:  Collins Jones. 
Team LOB:  9


PITCHING

Homestead Grays                      IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Edsall Walker W                      9       5   1    0   3   2   0  37
Totals                               9       5   1    0   3   2   0  37


Birmingham Black Barons              IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Alfred Saylor L                      9       8   6    6   4   5   0  37
Totals                               9       8   6    6   4   5   0  37

IW:  Alfred Saylor. 


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Umpires: HP - Mo Harris, 1B - Harry Ward, 2B - Fred McCreary, 3B - Poindexter Williams

Time of Game: 2:05   Attendance: 8000

Retrosheet Play-by-Play Account
Game of Tuesday, 9/19/1944 -- Homestead Grays at Birmingham
Black Barons (N)

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.Lockett           3b        
7. W.Cannady           3b        L.Morney            1b        
8. J.Jackson           2b        C.Jones             lf        
9. E.Walker            p         A.Saylor            p         

GRAYS 1ST: Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories and
box sc; C.Bell singled to center field; J.Benjamin forced C.Bell
(L.Morney to A.Wilson) [J.Benjamin to first]; S.Bankhead singled
to third base [J.Benjamin to second]; B.Leonard walked
[J.Benjamin to third, S.Bankhead to second]; D.Hoskins flied to
F.McLaurin [J.Benjamin scored]; S.Bankhead was caught stealing
third (T.Radcliffe to P.Davis to L.Lockett); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Grays 1, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 1ST: B.Leonard dropped a foul fly hit by
F.McLaurin; F.McLaurin walked; A.Wilson reached on a fielder's
choice [F.McLaurin to second]; E.Steele out on unknown play;
P.Davis out on unknown play; T.Radcliffe out on unknown play; 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Grays 1, Black Barons 0.

GRAYS 2ND: J.Gibson out on unknown play; W.Cannady singled;
J.Jackson grounded into a double play (A.Wilson to P.Davis to
L.Morney) [W.Cannady out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Grays 1, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 2ND: L.Lockett out on unknown play; L.Morney flied
to C.Bell in foul territory; C.Jones out on unknown play; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Grays 1, Black Barons 0.

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

BLACK BARONS 3RD: A.Saylor out on unknown play; F.McLaurin out
on unknown play; A.Wilson out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Grays 1, Black Barons 0.

GRAYS 4TH: S.Bankhead reached on an error by L.Lockett
[S.Bankhead to first]; S.Bankhead stole second; B.Leonard
walked; D.Hoskins grounded into a double play (A.Saylor to
A.Wilson to L.Morney) [S.Bankhead to third, B.Leonard out at
second]; J.Gibson out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Grays 1, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 4TH: E.Steele was called out on strikes; P.Davis
reached on an error by S.Bankhead [P.Davis to first]; J.Gibson
allowed a passed ball [P.Davis to second]; T.Radcliffe flied to
D.Hoskins; L.Lockett doubled to left field [P.Davis scored
(unearned)]; L.Morney out on unknown play; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Grays 1, Black Barons 1.

GRAYS 5TH: W.Cannady out on unknown play; J.Jackson out on
unknown play; E.Walker out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Grays 1, Black Barons 1.

BLACK BARONS 5TH: C.Jones out on unknown play; A.Saylor flied
to D.Hoskins in foul territory; F.McLaurin out on unknown play;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Grays 1, Black Barons 1.

GRAYS 6TH: C.Bell out on unknown play; J.Benjamin out on
unknown play; S.Bankhead out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Grays 1, Black Barons 1.

BLACK BARONS 6TH: A.Wilson out on unknown play; E.Steele out on
unknown play; P.Davis out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Grays 1, Black Barons 1.

GRAYS 7TH: B.Leonard singled to center field; D.Hoskins
grounded out (A.Saylor to L.Morney) [B.Leonard to second];
B.Leonard stole third; J.Gibson was walked intentionally;
J.Gibson stole second; W.Cannady flied to F.McLaurin [B.Leonard
scored]; J.Jackson out on unknown play; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Grays 2, Black Barons 1.

BLACK BARONS 7TH: T.Radcliffe singled; L.Lockett singled
[T.Radcliffe to second]; L.Morney out on unknown play; C.Jones
out on unknown play; A.Saylor walked [T.Radcliffe to third,
L.Lockett to second]; F.McLaurin out on unknown play; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Grays 2, Black Barons 1.

GRAYS 8TH: E.Walker out on unknown play; C.Bell out on unknown
play; J.Benjamin out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Grays 2, Black Barons 1.

BLACK BARONS 8TH: A.Wilson walked; E.Steele out on unknown
play; P.Davis out on unknown play; T.Radcliffe out on unknown
play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 2, Black Barons 1.

GRAYS 9TH: S.Bankhead singled to center field; B.Leonard
singled to third base [S.Bankhead to second]; D.Hoskins singled
to center field [S.Bankhead scored (no RBI) (error by
F.McLaurin), B.Leonard scored (no RBI), D.Hoskins to second];
J.Gibson walked; W.Cannady forced D.Hoskins (A.Saylor to
L.Lockett) [J.Gibson to second, W.Cannady to first]; J.Jackson
out on a sacrifice bunt (L.Lockett to L.Morney) [J.Gibson to
third, W.Cannady to second]; E.Walker singled to center field
[J.Gibson scored, W.Cannady scored]; C.Bell popped to L.Lockett;
4 R, 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 6, Black Barons 1.

BLACK BARONS 9TH: L.Lockett reached on an error by J.Jackson
[L.Lockett to first]; L.Morney singled to center field
[L.Lockett to second]; C.Jones grounded into a double play
(E.Walker to W.Cannady to B.Leonard) [L.Lockett out at third,
L.Morney to second]; J.HUBER BATTED FOR A.SAYLOR; J.Huber
singled to shortstop [L.Morney to third]; F.McLaurin grounded
out (E.Walker to B.Leonard); 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Grays 6,
Black Barons 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Grays            6   8   3   4
 Black Barons     1   5   2   9


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