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Homestead Grays (HOM) 9 Birmingham Black Barons (BIR) 0

Game played on Thursday, September 21, 1944 (N) at Rickwood Field , Birmingham AL
Postseason Championship Series

Homestead Grays                     0 1 0  0 4 0  1 2 1   -   9 11  2
Birmingham Black Barons             0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   0  1  3

BATTING

Homestead Grays                      AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Cool Papa Bell lf                     6   1   2    1     0         1   0
Jerry Benjamin cf                     4   1   1    0     1         3   0
Sam Bankhead ss                       4   3   1    0     1         5   5
Buck Leonard 1b                       4   1   1    2     1         9   0
Dave Hoskins rf                       5   1   2    1     0   1     1   0
Josh Gibson c                         3   0   1    1     2         5   0
Walter Cannady 3b                     5   1   1    0     0   1     1   2
Jelly Jackson 2b                      4   0   0    0     1   1     2   3
Ray Brown p                           5   1   2    0     0         0   1
Totals                               40   9  11    5     6   6    27  11

FIELDING -
DP: 1.  Sam Bankhead, Buck Leonard. 
E: 2.  Dave Hoskins, Walter Cannady. 

BATTING -
SH:  Jerry Benjamin. 
HBP:  Sam Bankhead. 
Team LOB:  12

BASERUNNING -
SB:  Cool Papa Bell. 

Birmingham Black Barons              AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Leroy Morney 1b                       4   0   0    0     0        10   1
Artie Wilson ss                       4   0   0    0     0         2   4
Felix McLaurin cf                     3   0   0    0     1         0   0
Ed Steele rf                          2   0   0    0     2         0   0
Piper Davis 2b                        4   0   0    0     0         4   3
Ted Radcliffe c                       3   0   1    0     0   1     7   0
Lester Lockett 3b                     3   0   0    0     0         3   3
Collins Jones lf                      3   0   0    0     0   1     1   0
Earl Bumpus p                         3   0   0    0     0         0   2
Totals                               29   0   1    0     3   5    27  13

FIELDING -
E: 3.  Artie Wilson, Piper Davis, Lester Lockett. 

BATTING -
GDP:  Ed Steele. 
Team LOB:  5

BASERUNNING -
SB:  Piper Davis. 

PITCHING

Homestead Grays                      IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Ray Brown W                          9       1   0    0   3   5   0  32
Totals                               9       1   0    0   3   5   0  32


Birmingham Black Barons              IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Earl Bumpus L                        9      11   9    5   6   6   0  48
Totals                               9      11   9    5   6   6   0  48

WP:  Earl Bumpus 2. 
HBP:  Earl Bumpus. 


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

Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance: 6300

Retrosheet Play-by-Play Account
Game of Thursday, 9/21/1944 -- Homestead Grays at Birmingham
Black Barons (N)

Starting Lineups:

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

GRAYS 1ST: Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories and
box sc; C.Bell out on unknown play; J.Benjamin walked;
S.Bankhead out on unknown play; B.Leonard out on unknown play; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 0, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 1ST: L.Morney out on unknown play; A.Wilson
reached on an error by W.Cannady [A.Wilson to first]; F.McLaurin
walked [A.Wilson to second]; E.Steele grounded into a double
play (S.Bankhead to B.Leonard) [F.McLaurin out at second]; 0 R,
0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 0, Black Barons 0.

GRAYS 2ND: D.Hoskins singled to center field; J.Gibson singled
to center field [D.Hoskins scored]; W.Cannady popped to
A.Wilson; J.Jackson grounded out (A.Wilson to L.Morney)
[J.Gibson to second]; R.Brown reached on a fielder's choice
(L.Lockett to P.Davis) [J.Gibson out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Grays 1, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 2ND: P.Davis out on unknown play; T.Radcliffe
singled to left field; L.Lockett popped to B.Leonard; C.Jones
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 1, Black
Barons 0.

GRAYS 3RD: 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 0.

BLACK BARONS 3RD: E.Bumpus out on unknown play; L.Morney 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: B.Leonard walked; D.Hoskins out on unknown play;
J.Gibson walked [B.Leonard to second]; W.Cannady out on unknown
play; J.Jackson out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Grays 1, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 4TH: F.McLaurin out on unknown play; E.Steele
walked; P.Davis forced E.Steele (unknown fielder) [P.Davis to
first]; P.Davis stole second; T.Radcliffe was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 1, Black Barons 0.

GRAYS 5TH: R.Brown singled to left field; C.Bell singled to
pitcher [R.Brown to second]; J.Benjamin out on a sacrifice bunt
(L.Morney to P.Davis) [R.Brown to third, C.Bell to second];
S.Bankhead was hit by a pitch; B.Leonard reached on an error by
P.Davis [R.Brown scored, C.Bell scored (unearned) (no RBI),
S.Bankhead scored (unearned) (no RBI), B.Leonard to second];
D.Hoskins was called out on strikes; J.Gibson reached on an
error by L.Lockett [B.Leonard scored (unearned) (no RBI),
J.Gibson to first]; W.Cannady was called out on strikes; 4 R (1
ER), 2 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 5, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 5TH: L.Lockett out on unknown play; C.Jones out on
unknown play; E.Bumpus out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Grays 5, Black Barons 0.

GRAYS 6TH: J.Jackson walked; R.Brown out on unknown play;
C.Bell out on unknown play; J.Benjamin out on unknown play; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 5, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 6TH: L.Morney out on unknown play; A.Wilson out on
unknown play; F.McLaurin out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Grays 5, Black Barons 0.

GRAYS 7TH: S.Bankhead singled to center field; E.Bumpus threw a
wild pitch [S.Bankhead to second]; B.Leonard grounded out
(L.Morney unassisted); D.Hoskins popped to L.Lockett; E.Bumpus
threw a wild pitch [S.Bankhead scored]; J.Gibson walked;
W.Cannady singled to center field [J.Gibson to second];
J.Jackson grounded out (L.Lockett to L.Morney); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Grays 6, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 7TH: E.Steele out on unknown play; P.Davis out on
unknown play; T.Radcliffe out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Grays 6, Black Barons 0.

GRAYS 8TH: R.Brown grounded out (A.Wilson to L.Morney); C.Bell
grounded out (P.Davis to L.Morney); J.Benjamin singled to
pitcher; S.Bankhead walked [J.Benjamin to second]; B.Leonard
singled to right field [J.Benjamin scored, S.Bankhead to
second]; D.Hoskins singled to center field [S.Bankhead scored,
B.Leonard to second]; J.Gibson lined to C.Jones; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Grays 8, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 8TH: L.Lockett grounded out (S.Bankhead to
B.Leonard); C.Jones flied to J.Benjamin; E.Bumpus reached on an
error by D.Hoskins [E.Bumpus to first]; L.Morney forced E.Bumpus
(W.Cannady to J.Jackson) [L.Morney to first]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Grays 8, Black Barons 0.

GRAYS 9TH: W.Cannady reached on an error by A.Wilson [W.Cannady
to first]; J.Jackson struck out; R.Brown singled to left field
[W.Cannady to second]; C.Bell singled to left field [W.Cannady
scored (unearned), R.Brown to third]; C.Bell stole second;
J.Benjamin grounded out (E.Bumpus to L.Morney); S.Bankhead
grounded out (A.Wilson to L.Morney); 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Grays 9, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 9TH: A.Wilson out on unknown play; F.McLaurin out
on unknown play; E.Steele walked; P.Davis forced E.Steele
(S.Bankhead to J.Jackson) [P.Davis to first]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Grays 9, Black Barons 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Grays            9  11   2  12
 Black Barons     0   1   3   5


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