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Birmingham Black Barons (BIR) 7 Indianapolis Clowns (IN9) 4

Game played on Sunday, April 18, 1948 (D) at Rickwood Field , Birmingham AL
Exhibition game

Indianapolis Clowns                 1 0 0  3 0 0  0 0 0   -   4  9  3
Birmingham Black Barons             0 0 0  0 0 4  2 1 x   -   7  8  1

BATTING

Indianapolis Clowns                  AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Henry Merchant lf                     4   2   1    0     1         0   0
Coco Ferrer ss                        5   0   1    0     0         1   1
Ray Neil 2b                           5   0   3    3     0         1   1
Goose Tatum 1b                        4   0   1    0     0         1   0
Sam Hairston c                        4   0   0    0     0         0   0
Rafael Cabrera rf                     4   0   1    0     0         1   1
Reinaldo Drake cf                     4   1   1    0     0         0   0
Koney Williams 3b                     4   1   1    1     0         0   0
Willie Cathey p                       2   0   0    0     1         0   0
  Johnny Williams p                   1   0   0    0     0         0   0
Totals                               37   4   9    4     2   2    24   3

FIELDING -
DP: 2.  Coco Ferrer 2, Ray Neil, Goose Tatum, Rafael Cabrera. 
E: 3.  Ray Neil 2, Koney Williams. 

BATTING -
2B:  Reinaldo Drake. 
Team LOB:  8

BASERUNNING -
SB:  Henry Merchant, Koney Williams. 

Birmingham Black Barons              AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Artie Wilson ss                       4   2   2    0     0         0   0
John Britton 3b                       4   1   1    0     0         0   0
Ed Steele rf                          2   1   0    0     2         0   0
Jim Zapp lf                           3   1   0    1     1         0   0
Joe Scott 1b                          4   0   1    2     0         0   0
Piper Davis 2b                        4   1   3    0     0         0   0
Norman Robinson cf                    3   0   0    1     1         0   0
Pepper Bassett c                      4   0   0    0     0         0   0
Bill Powell p                         4   1   1    0     0         0   0
Totals                               32   7   8    4     4   5    27   0

FIELDING -
E: 1.  Piper Davis. 

BATTING -
3B:  Piper Davis. 
GDP:  John Britton. 
Team LOB:  5


PITCHING

Indianapolis Clowns                  IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Willie Cathey L                      6       7   6    3   3   4   0  27
Johnny Williams                      2       1   1    1   1   1   0  9
Totals                               8       8   7    4   4   5   0  36

Willie Cathey pitched to 2 batters in the 7th inning

Birmingham Black Barons              IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Bill Powell W                        9       9   4    4   2   2   0  39
Totals                               9       9   4    4   2   2   0  39



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Umpires: HP - Charles Moore, 1B -  Austin, 2B -  , 3B - Poindexter Williams

Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 10000

Retrosheet Play-by-Play Account
Game of Sunday, 4/18/1948, game 1 -- Indianapolis Clowns at
Birmingham Black Barons (D)

Starting Lineups:

   Indianapolis                  Birmingham                    
1. H.Merchant          lf        A.Wilson            ss        
2. C.Ferrer            ss        J.Britton           3b        
3. R.Neil              2b        E.Steele            rf        
4. G.Tatum             1b        J.Zapp              lf        
5. S.Hairston          c         J.Scott             1b        
6. R.Cabrera           rf        P.Davis             2b        
7. R.Drake             cf        N.Robinson          cf        
8. K.Williams          3b        P.Bassett           c         
9. W.Cathey            p         B.Powell            p         

CLOWNS 1ST: Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories and
box sc; H.Merchant singled; C.Ferrer singled [H.Merchant to
second]; R.Neil singled [H.Merchant scored, C.Ferrer to second];
G.Tatum out on unknown play; S.Hairston out on unknown play;
R.Cabrera out on unknown play; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Clowns 1,
Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 1ST: A.Wilson singled; J.Britton grounded into a
double play (C.Ferrer to R.Neil to G.Tatum) [A.Wilson out at
second]; E.Steele out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Clowns 1, Black Barons 0.

CLOWNS 2ND: R.Drake reached on an error by P.Davis [R.Drake to
first]; K.Williams out on unknown play; W.Cathey walked [R.Drake
to second]; H.Merchant out on unknown play; C.Ferrer out on
unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Clowns 1, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 2ND: J.Zapp out on unknown play; J.Scott out on
unknown play; P.Davis singled; N.Robinson out on unknown play; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Clowns 1, Black Barons 0.

CLOWNS 3RD: R.Neil singled; G.Tatum out on unknown play;
S.Hairston out on unknown play; R.Cabrera out on unknown play; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Clowns 1, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 3RD: P.Bassett out on unknown play; B.Powell out
on unknown play; A.Wilson out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Clowns 1, Black Barons 0.

CLOWNS 4TH: R.Drake doubled; K.Williams singled [R.Drake
scored]; W.Cathey out on unknown play; H.Merchant walked
[K.Williams to second]; K.Williams stole third and H.Merchant
stole second; C.Ferrer out on unknown play; R.Neil singled
[K.Williams scored, H.Merchant scored]; G.Tatum out on unknown
play; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Clowns 4, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 4TH: J.Britton out on unknown play; E.Steele out
on unknown play; J.Zapp out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Clowns 4, Black Barons 0.

CLOWNS 5TH: S.Hairston out on unknown play; R.Cabrera singled;
R.Drake out on unknown play; K.Williams out on unknown play; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Clowns 4, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 5TH: J.Scott out on unknown play; P.Davis out on
unknown play; N.Robinson walked; P.Bassett out on unknown play;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Clowns 4, Black Barons 0.

CLOWNS 6TH: W.Cathey out on unknown play; H.Merchant out on
unknown play; C.Ferrer out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Clowns 4, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 6TH: B.Powell out on unknown play; A.Wilson
singled; J.Britton singled [A.Wilson to second]; E.Steele walked
[A.Wilson to third, J.Britton to second]; J.Zapp walked
[A.Wilson scored, J.Britton to third, E.Steele to second];
J.Scott singled to left-center [J.Britton scored, E.Steele
scored, J.Zapp to second]; P.Davis singled to third base [J.Zapp
scored (unearned) (no RBI) (error by K.Williams), J.Scott to
third, P.Davis to second]; N.Robinson hit into a double play
(R.Cabrera to C.Ferrer) [P.Davis out at second]; 4 R (3 ER), 4
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Clowns 4, Black Barons 4.

CLOWNS 7TH: R.Neil out on unknown play; G.Tatum singled;
S.Hairston out on unknown play; R.Cabrera out on unknown play; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Clowns 4, Black Barons 4.

BLACK BARONS 7TH: P.Bassett reached on an error by R.Neil
[P.Bassett to first]; B.Powell singled [P.Bassett to second];
J.WILLIAMS REPLACED W.CATHEY (PITCHING); A.Wilson forced
P.Bassett (unknown fielder) [B.Powell to second, A.Wilson to
first]; J.Britton out on unknown play; E.Steele walked [B.Powell
to third, A.Wilson to second]; J.Zapp reached on an error by
R.Neil [B.Powell scored (unearned) (no RBI), A.Wilson scored
(unearned) (no RBI), E.Steele to second, J.Zapp to first];
J.Scott out on unknown play; 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 2 LOB. 
Clowns 4, Black Barons 6.

CLOWNS 8TH: R.Drake out on unknown play; K.Williams out on
unknown play; J.Williams out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Clowns 4, Black Barons 6.

BLACK BARONS 8TH: P.Davis tripled; N.Robinson out on unknown
play [P.Davis scored]; P.Bassett out on unknown play; B.Powell
out on unknown play; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Clowns 4, Black
Barons 7.

CLOWNS 9TH: H.Merchant out on unknown play; C.Ferrer out on
unknown play; R.Neil out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Clowns 4, Black Barons 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Clowns           4   9   3   8
 Black Barons     7   8   1   5


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