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Birmingham Black Barons (BIR) 9 Indianapolis Clowns (IN9) 3

Game played on Tuesday, May 18, 1948 (N) at Rickwood Field , Birmingham AL
Regular-Season game

Indianapolis Clowns                 1 0 2  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   3  8  3
Birmingham Black Barons             0 1 3  1 2 0  1 1 x   -   9 13  0

BATTING

Indianapolis Clowns                  AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Andres Mesa rf                        3   0   1    0     1         0   0
Rafael Cabrera lf                     4   1   1    0     0         3   0
Ray Neil 2b                           4   2   2    2     0         1   4
Sam Hairston 3b                       4   0   1    1     0         1   4
Leonard Pigg c                        4   0   0    0     0         5   3
Ted Strong ss                         3   0   0    0     1         1   3
Reinaldo Drake cf                     2   0   1    0     1         2   0
  Henry Merchant ph                   1   0   1    0     0         0   0
Goose Tatum 1b                        3   0   1    0     0        11   0
Jim Cohen p                           2   0   0    0     0         0   0
  Willie Cathey p                     1   0   0    0     0         0   1
  Koney Williams ph                   1   0   0    0     0   1     0   0
Totals                               32   3   8    3     3   5    24  15

FIELDING -
E: 3.  Ray Neil, Reinaldo Drake, Willie Cathey. 

BATTING -
2B:  Sam Hairston, Henry Merchant. 
3B:  Rafael Cabrera. 
HR:  Ray Neil. 
SH:  Goose Tatum. 
Team LOB:  6

BASERUNNING -
CS:  Andres Mesa. 

Birmingham Black Barons              AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Artie Wilson ss                       5   1   3    2     0         3   2
John Britton 3b                       5   2   1    1     0         1   1
Joe Scott 1b                          5   0   1    1     0         8   2
Ed Steele rf                          4   2   1    1     1         1   1
Piper Davis 2b                        4   2   2    0     0         2   3
Norman Robinson cf                    4   1   1    1     0         1   0
Jim Zapp lf                           4   0   2    2     0         2   0
Herman Bell c                         3   1   1    0     1         8   1
Alonzo Perry p                        4   0   1    0     0         1   0
Totals                               38   9  13    8     2   6    27  10


BATTING -
2B:  John Britton, Piper Davis, Jim Zapp, Herman Bell. 
3B:  Artie Wilson. 
HR:  Ed Steele. 
Team LOB:  7

BASERUNNING -
CS:  Norman Robinson. 

PITCHING

Indianapolis Clowns                  IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Jim Cohen L                          4.1     9   7    6   1   2   0  23
Willie Cathey                        3.2     4   2    1   1   4   1  17
Totals                               8      13   9    7   2   6   1  40


Birmingham Black Barons              IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Alonzo Perry W                       9       8   3    3   3   5   1  36
Totals                               9       8   3    3   3   5   1  36



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

Time of Game: 2:10   Attendance: 2816

Retrosheet Play-by-Play Account
Game of Tuesday, 5/18/1948 -- Indianapolis Clowns at Birmingham
Black Barons (N)

Starting Lineups:

   Indianapolis                  Birmingham                    
1. A.Mesa              rf        A.Wilson            ss        
2. R.Cabrera           lf        J.Britton           3b        
3. R.Neil              2b        J.Scott             1b        
4. S.Hairston          3b        E.Steele            rf        
5. L.Pigg              c         P.Davis             2b        
6. T.Strong            ss        N.Robinson          cf        
7. R.Drake             cf        J.Zapp              lf        
8. G.Tatum             1b        H.Bell              c         
9. J.Cohen             p         A.Perry             p         

CLOWNS 1ST: Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories and
box sc; A.Mesa walked; A.Mesa was caught stealing second
(unknown fielder); R.Cabrera out on unknown play; R.Neil
homered; S.Hairston out on unknown play; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Clowns 1, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 1ST: A.Wilson out on unknown play; J.Britton out
on unknown play; J.Scott out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Clowns 1, Black Barons 0.

CLOWNS 2ND: L.Pigg out on unknown play; T.Strong out on unknown
play; R.Drake singled; G.Tatum singled [R.Drake to second];
J.Cohen out on unknown play; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Clowns 1,
Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 2ND: E.Steele out on unknown play; P.Davis
doubled; N.Robinson singled [P.Davis scored]; N.Robinson was
caught stealing second (unknown fielder); J.Zapp out on unknown
play; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Clowns 1, Black Barons 1.

CLOWNS 3RD: A.Mesa out on unknown play; R.Cabrera tripled;
R.Neil singled [R.Cabrera scored]; S.Hairston doubled [R.Neil
scored]; L.Pigg out on unknown play; T.Strong out on unknown
play; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Clowns 3, Black Barons 1.

BLACK BARONS 3RD: H.Bell doubled; A.Perry out on unknown play;
A.Wilson tripled [H.Bell scored]; J.Britton doubled [A.Wilson
scored]; J.Scott singled [J.Britton scored]; E.Steele out on
unknown play; P.Davis out on unknown play; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Clowns 3, Black Barons 4.

CLOWNS 4TH: R.Drake walked; G.Tatum out on a sacrifice bunt
(unknown fielder) [R.Drake to second]; J.Cohen out on unknown
play; A.Mesa out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Clowns
3, Black Barons 4.

BLACK BARONS 4TH: N.Robinson reached on an error by R.Drake
[N.Robinson to first]; J.Zapp out on unknown play; H.Bell out on
unknown play; A.Perry singled [N.Robinson to second]; A.Wilson
singled [N.Robinson scored (unearned), A.Perry to second];
J.Britton out on unknown play; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Clowns 3, Black Barons 5.

CLOWNS 5TH: R.Cabrera out on unknown play; R.Neil out on
unknown play; S.Hairston out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Clowns 3, Black Barons 5.

BLACK BARONS 5TH: J.Scott out on unknown play; E.Steele walked;
P.Davis singled [E.Steele to second]; W.CATHEY REPLACED J.COHEN
(PITCHING); N.Robinson out on unknown play; J.Zapp doubled
[E.Steele scored, P.Davis scored]; H.Bell walked; A.Perry out on
unknown play; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Clowns 3, Black Barons 7.

CLOWNS 6TH: L.Pigg flied to E.Steele; T.Strong out on unknown
play; R.Drake out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Clowns
3, Black Barons 7.

BLACK BARONS 6TH: A.Wilson out on unknown play; J.Britton out
on unknown play; J.Scott out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Clowns 3, Black Barons 7.

CLOWNS 7TH: G.Tatum out on unknown play; W.Cathey out on
unknown play; A.Mesa singled; R.Cabrera out on unknown play; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Clowns 3, Black Barons 7.

BLACK BARONS 7TH: E.Steele homered to rightfield; P.Davis out
on unknown play; N.Robinson out on unknown play; J.Zapp singled;
H.Bell out on unknown play; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Clowns 3,
Black Barons 8.

CLOWNS 8TH: R.Neil out on unknown play; S.Hairston out on
unknown play; L.Pigg out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Clowns 3, Black Barons 8.

BLACK BARONS 8TH: A.Perry out on unknown play; A.Wilson
singled; J.Britton forced A.Wilson (unknown fielder) [J.Britton
to second (error by R.Neil)]; J.Scott reached on an error by
W.Cathey [J.Britton scored (unearned) (no RBI), J.Scott to
first]; E.Steele out on unknown play; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 1
LOB.  Clowns 3, Black Barons 9.

CLOWNS 9TH: T.Strong walked; H.MERCHANT BATTED FOR R.DRAKE;
H.Merchant doubled to right field (E.Steele to H.Bell) [T.Strong
out at home]; G.Tatum out on unknown play; K.WILLIAMS BATTED FOR
W.CATHEY; K.Williams struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Clowns
3, Black Barons 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Clowns           3   8   3   6
 Black Barons     9  13   0   7


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