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Cleveland Buckeyes (CVB) 4 Homestead Grays (HOM) 2

Game played on Sunday, September 16, 1945 (D) at League Park IV, Cleveland OH
Postseason Championship Series

Homestead Grays                     0 0 0  1 1 0  0 0 0   -   2  7  1
Cleveland Buckeyes                  0 0 0  0 0 0  2 0 2   -   4  8  0

BATTING

Homestead Grays                      AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Cool Papa Bell lf                     4   1   1    0     0         2   0
Jerry Benjamin cf                     3   0   1    0     0         1   0
Dave Hoskins rf                       3   0   1    0     1   1     2   0
Buck Leonard 1b                       4   1   2    0     0         6   1
Josh Gibson c                         4   0   1    0     0         5   0
Sam Bankhead ss                       4   0   0    0     0         3   4
Ray Battle 3b                         1   0   0    0     0         0   0
  Jud Wilson ph, 3b                   3   0   0    1     0         1   1
Jelly Jackson 2b                      3   0   1    0     1         3   3
Johnny Wright p                       3   0   0    0     0         1   4
Totals                               32   2   7    1     2   5    24  13

FIELDING -
E: 1.  Jelly Jackson. 

BATTING -
2B:  Josh Gibson. 
SH:  Jerry Benjamin. 
Team LOB:  6


Cleveland Buckeyes                   AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Avelino Canizares ss                  4   0   2    0     0         2   5
Archie Ware 1b                        3   0   0    0     1        16   0
Sam Jethroe cf                        4   0   1    0     0         2   0
Parnell Woods 3b                      4   0   0    0     0         0   2
Willie Grace rf                       4   1   1    1     0         3   0
Quincy Trouppe c                      4   1   1    0     0         0   1
Buddy Armour lf                       3   2   1    0     1         1   0
Johnnie Cowan 2b                      3   0   0    0     1         3   4
Eugene Bremer p                       4   0   2    2     0         0   6
Totals                               33   4   8    3     3   4    27  18


BATTING -
2B:  Quincy Trouppe, Buddy Armour, Eugene Bremer. 
HR:  Willie Grace. 
IW:  Buddy Armour, Johnnie Cowan. 
Team LOB:  8

BASERUNNING -
SB:  Buddy Armour. 

PITCHING

Homestead Grays                      IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Johnny Wright L                      8       8   4    3   3   4   1  36
Totals                               8       8   4    3   3   4   1  36

Johnny Wright pitched to 4 batters in the 9th inning
WP:  Johnny Wright 2. 
IW:  Johnny Wright 2. 

Cleveland Buckeyes                   IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Eugene Bremer W                      9       7   2    2   2   5   0  35
Totals                               9       7   2    2   2   5   0  35

BK:  Eugene Bremer. 


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Umpires: HP - Harry Walker, 1B - Jimmy Thompson, 2B - Mo Harris, 3B - Fred McCreary

Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 15000

Retrosheet Play-by-Play Account
Game of Sunday, 9/16/1945 -- Homestead Grays at Cleveland
Buckeyes (D)

Starting Lineups:

   Homestead                     Cleveland                     
1. C.Bell              lf        A.Canizares         ss        
2. J.Benjamin          cf        A.Ware              1b        
3. D.Hoskins           rf        S.Jethroe           cf        
4. B.Leonard           1b        P.Woods             3b        
5. J.Gibson            c         W.Grace             rf        
6. S.Bankhead          ss        Q.Trouppe           c         
7. R.Battle            3b        B.Armour            lf        
8. J.Jackson           2b        J.Cowan             2b        
9. J.Wright            p         E.Bremer            p         

GRAYS 1ST: Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories and
box sc; C.Bell out on unknown play; J.Benjamin out on unknown
play; D.Hoskins walked; B.Leonard singled [D.Hoskins to second];
J.Gibson out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Grays 0,
Buckeyes 0.

BUCKEYES 1ST: A.Canizares singled; A.Ware out on unknown play;
S.Jethroe out on unknown play; P.Woods out on unknown play; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 0, Buckeyes 0.

GRAYS 2ND: S.Bankhead out on unknown play; R.Battle out on
unknown play; J.Jackson walked; J.Wright out on unknown play; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 0, Buckeyes 0.

BUCKEYES 2ND: W.Grace out on unknown play; Q.Trouppe out on
unknown play; B.Armour out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Grays 0, Buckeyes 0.

GRAYS 3RD: C.Bell out on unknown play; J.Benjamin singled;
J.Benjamin was picked off first (unknown fielder); D.Hoskins out
on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Grays 0, Buckeyes 0.

BUCKEYES 3RD: J.Cowan out on unknown play; E.Bremer out on
unknown play; A.Canizares out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Grays 0, Buckeyes 0.

GRAYS 4TH: B.Leonard singled to right field; J.Gibson doubled
to left field [B.Leonard to third]; S.Bankhead reached on a
fielder's choice (A.Canizares unassisted) [J.Gibson out at
second]; J.WILSON BATTED FOR R.BATTLE; J.Wilson flied to
S.Jethroe [B.Leonard scored]; J.Jackson singled to pitcher
[S.Bankhead to second]; J.Wright grounded out (E.Bremer to
A.Ware); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Grays 1, Buckeyes 0.

BUCKEYES 4TH: J.WILSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); A.Ware out
on unknown play; S.Jethroe singled; P.Woods out on unknown play;
W.Grace out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 1,
Buckeyes 0.

GRAYS 5TH: C.Bell singled to second base; J.Benjamin out on a
sacrifice bunt (E.Bremer to A.Ware) [C.Bell to second];
D.Hoskins struck out (E.Bremer to A.Ware) [C.Bell to third];
E.Bremer balked [C.Bell scored]; B.Leonard out on unknown play;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Grays 2, Buckeyes 0.

BUCKEYES 5TH: Q.Trouppe out on unknown play; B.Armour out on
unknown play; J.Cowan out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Grays 2, Buckeyes 0.

GRAYS 6TH: J.Gibson out on unknown play; S.Bankhead out on
unknown play; J.Wilson out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Grays 2, Buckeyes 0.

BUCKEYES 6TH: E.Bremer singled; J.Wright threw a wild pitch
[E.Bremer to second]; A.Canizares out on unknown play; A.Ware
walked; S.Jethroe out on unknown play; P.Woods out on unknown
play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Grays 2, Buckeyes 0.

GRAYS 7TH: J.Jackson out on unknown play; J.Wright out on
unknown play; C.Bell out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Grays 2, Buckeyes 0.

BUCKEYES 7TH: W.Grace homered to rightfield; Q.Trouppe grounded
out (J.Wright to B.Leonard); B.Armour doubled to center field;
J.Cowan popped to J.Wilson; E.Bremer reached on an error by
J.Jackson [B.Armour scored (unearned) (no RBI), E.Bremer to
first]; A.Canizares singled to left field [E.Bremer to second];
A.Ware flied to D.Hoskins; 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Grays
2, Buckeyes 2.

GRAYS 8TH: J.Benjamin out on unknown play; D.Hoskins singled to
center field; B.Leonard forced D.Hoskins (J.Cowan to
A.Canizares) [B.Leonard to first]; J.Gibson forced B.Leonard
(A.Canizares to J.Cowan) [J.Gibson to first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Grays 2, Buckeyes 2.

BUCKEYES 8TH: S.Jethroe out on unknown play; P.Woods out on
unknown play; W.Grace out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Grays 2, Buckeyes 2.

GRAYS 9TH: S.Bankhead out on unknown play; J.Wilson out on
unknown play; J.Jackson out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Grays 2, Buckeyes 2.

BUCKEYES 9TH: Q.Trouppe doubled to center field; J.Wright threw
a wild pitch [Q.Trouppe to third]; B.Armour was walked
intentionally; B.Armour stole second; J.Cowan was walked
intentionally; E.Bremer doubled to right field [Q.Trouppe
scored, B.Armour scored, J.Cowan to third]; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Grays 2, Buckeyes 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Grays            2   7   1   6
 Buckeyes         4   8   0   8


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