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Birmingham Black Barons (BIR) 6 Homestead Grays (HOM) 0

Game played on Saturday, September 23, 1944 (D) at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh PA
Postseason Championship Series

Birmingham Black Barons             0 1 0  1 0 4  0 0 0   -   6 11  0
Homestead Grays                     0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   0  3  1

BATTING

Birmingham Black Barons              AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Felix McLaurin cf                     4   0   1    1     1         4   0
Artie Wilson ss                       4   0   2    0     0   1     2   7
John Britton 3b                       5   0   0    0     0         0   0
Piper Davis 2b                        5   1   2    0     0         1   3
Ed Steele rf                          4   3   3    0     0         1   0
Ted Radcliffe c                       4   1   1    1     0   1     6   0
Leroy Morney 1b                       4   1   1    1     0        12   1
Lester Lockett lf                     4   0   1    1     0         1   0
John Huber p                          4   0   0    0     0   1     0   0
Totals                               38   6  11    4     1   5    27  11

FIELDING -
DP: 1.  Artie Wilson, Leroy Morney. 

BATTING -
2B:  Felix McLaurin, Ed Steele 2. 
SH:  Artie Wilson. 
Team LOB:  7


Homestead Grays                      AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Cool Papa Bell lf                     4   0   0    0     0   1     4   0
Jerry Benjamin cf                     3   0   0    0     1         1   1
Sam Bankhead ss                       4   0   1    0     0         0   4
Buck Leonard 1b                       3   0   1    0     1        13   0
Dave Hoskins rf                       4   0   0    0     0   1     2   0
Josh Gibson c                         4   0   1    0     0         5   0
Walter Cannady 3b                     2   0   0    0     1         1   4
Jelly Jackson 2b                      3   0   0    0     0   1     1   3
Spoon Carter p                        1   0   0    0     0         0   4
  Jud Wilson ph                       0   0   0    0     1         0   0
  Roy Welmaker pr                     0   0   0    0     0         0   0
  Edsall Walker p                     1   0   0    0     0         0   0
Totals                               29   0   3    0     4   6    27  16

FIELDING -
E: 1.  Walter Cannady. 

BATTING -
2B:  Buck Leonard. 
GDP:  Buck Leonard. 
Team LOB:  6

BASERUNNING -
SB:  Walter Cannady. 

PITCHING

Birmingham Black Barons              IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
John Huber W                         9       3   0    0   4   6   0  33
Totals                               9       3   0    0   4   6   0  33


Homestead Grays                      IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Spoon Carter L                       5       5   2    2   1   1   0  21
Edsall Walker                        4       6   4    1   0   4   0  19
Totals                               9      11   6    3   1   5   0  40



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

Time of Game: 1:58   Attendance: 5000

Retrosheet Play-by-Play Account
Game of Saturday, 9/23/1944 -- Birmingham Black Barons at
Homestead Grays (D)

Starting Lineups:

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

BLACK BARONS 1ST: Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game
stories and box sc; F.McLaurin out on unknown play; A.Wilson out
on unknown play; J.Britton out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 0, Grays 0.

GRAYS 1ST: 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.  Black Barons 0, Grays 0.

BLACK BARONS 2ND: P.Davis singled to left field; E.Steele
singled to shortstop [P.Davis to second]; T.Radcliffe struck
out; L.Morney forced P.Davis (S.Carter to W.Cannady) [E.Steele
to second, L.Morney to first]; L.Lockett singled to left field
[E.Steele scored, L.Morney to second]; J.Huber grounded out
(S.Carter to B.Leonard); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Black Barons 1,
Grays 0.

GRAYS 2ND: B.Leonard out on unknown play; D.Hoskins out on
unknown play; J.Gibson out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 1, Grays 0.

BLACK BARONS 3RD: F.McLaurin walked; A.Wilson out on a
sacrifice bunt (unknown fielder) [F.McLaurin to second];
J.Britton out on unknown play; P.Davis out on unknown play; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 1, Grays 0.

GRAYS 3RD: W.Cannady out on unknown play; J.Jackson out on
unknown play; S.Carter out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 1, Grays 0.

BLACK BARONS 4TH: E.Steele doubled; T.Radcliffe flied to
J.Benjamin [E.Steele to third]; L.Morney flied to C.Bell
[E.Steele scored]; L.Lockett flied to C.Bell; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 2, Grays 0.

GRAYS 4TH: C.Bell out on unknown play; J.Benjamin out on
unknown play; S.Bankhead singled; B.Leonard walked [S.Bankhead
to second]; D.Hoskins forced B.Leonard (A.Wilson unassisted)
[D.Hoskins to first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Black Barons 2,
Grays 0.

BLACK BARONS 5TH: J.Huber out on unknown play; F.McLaurin out
on unknown play; A.Wilson singled; J.Britton out on unknown
play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 2, Grays 0.

GRAYS 5TH: J.Gibson flied to F.McLaurin; W.Cannady walked;
J.Jackson struck out; J.WILSON BATTED FOR S.CARTER; J.Wilson
walked [W.Cannady to second]; R.WELMAKER RAN FOR J.WILSON;
W.Cannady stole third; C.Bell was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Black Barons 2, Grays 0.

BLACK BARONS 6TH: E.WALKER REPLACED R.WELMAKER (PITCHING);
P.Davis singled to center field; E.Steele doubled to right field
[P.Davis to third]; T.Radcliffe singled to left field [P.Davis
scored, E.Steele to third]; L.Morney reached on a fielder's
choice [E.Steele scored (unearned) (no RBI) (error by
W.Cannady), T.Radcliffe scored (unearned) (no RBI), L.Morney to
second]; L.Lockett grounded out (S.Bankhead to B.Leonard);
J.Huber struck out; F.McLaurin doubled to right field [L.Morney
scored (unearned)]; A.Wilson struck out; 4 R (1 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Black Barons 6, Grays 0.

GRAYS 6TH: J.Benjamin walked; S.Bankhead flied to F.McLaurin;
B.Leonard grounded into a double play (L.Morney to A.Wilson to
L.Morney) [J.Benjamin out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Black Barons 6, Grays 0.

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

GRAYS 7TH: D.Hoskins struck out; J.Gibson singled to center
field; W.Cannady flied to F.McLaurin; J.Jackson forced J.Gibson
(A.Wilson to P.Davis) [J.Jackson to first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Black Barons 6, Grays 0.

BLACK BARONS 8TH: T.Radcliffe out on unknown play; L.Morney
singled; L.Lockett popped to J.Gibson in foul territory; J.Huber
grounded out (J.Jackson to B.Leonard); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Black Barons 6, Grays 0.

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. 
Black Barons 6, Grays 0.

BLACK BARONS 9TH: F.McLaurin out on unknown play; A.Wilson
singled to shortstop; J.Britton popped to J.Jackson; P.Davis
lined to D.Hoskins; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 6, Grays
0.

GRAYS 9TH: S.Bankhead flied to F.McLaurin; B.Leonard doubled to
left field; D.Hoskins grounded out (A.Wilson to L.Morney);
J.Gibson grounded out (L.Morney unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Black Barons 6, Grays 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Black Barons     6  11   0   7
 Grays            0   3   1   6


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