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Newark Eagles (NW2) 9 Indianapolis Clowns (IN9) 3

Game played on Sunday, July 11, 1948 (D) at Ruppert Stadium, Newark NJ
Exhibition game

Indianapolis Clowns                 0 1 0  0 0 0  2 0 0   -   3  8  2
Newark Eagles                       2 1 0  0 3 0  2 1 x   -   9 13  3

BATTING

Indianapolis Clowns                  AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Andres Mesa rf                        5   0   2    0     0         0   0
Coco Ferrer 3b                        5   0   1    0     0         0   0
Ray Neil 2b                           5   1   2    0     0         0   0
Sam Hairston 1b                       3   2   1    0     1         0   0
Les Witherspoon lf                    2   0   1    1     3         0   0
Leonard Pigg c                        5   0   1    2     0         0   0
Henry Merchant cf                     3   0   0    0     1         0   0
Benny Felder ss                       3   0   0    0     2         0   0
Andy Porter p                         3   0   0    0     0         0   0
  Walter Gibbons p                    1   0   0    0     0         0   0
  Koney Williams ph                   1   0   0    0     0   1     0   0
Totals                               36   3   8    3     7   3    24   0

FIELDING -
E: 2.  Benny Felder 2. 

BATTING -
SH:  Sam Hairston, Henry Merchant. 
Team LOB:  15


Newark Eagles                        AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Jimmy Wilkes cf                       5   1   3    0     0   0     0   0
Curley Williams ss                    4   2   1    1     1   0     0   0
Leroy Williams 2b                     4   1   1    0     1   0     0   0
Monte Irvin 1b                        5   3   3    3     0   0     0   0
Bob Harvey rf                         3   1   2    1     2   0     0   0
Bob Wilson 3b                         4   0   1    0     1   0     0   0
Cotton Williams lf                    4   1   2    4     0   0     0   0
Ziggy Marcell c                       4   0   0    0     0   0     1   0
Jim Carter p                          3   0   0    0     0   0     0   0
  Clyde Golden p                      1   0   0    0     0   0     0   0
Totals                               37   9  13    9     5   0    27   0

FIELDING -
E: 3.  Curley Williams, Leroy Williams, Jim Carter. 

BATTING -
2B:  Monte Irvin. 
HR:  Monte Irvin, Cotton Williams. 
Team LOB:  9


PITCHING

Indianapolis Clowns                  IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Andy Porter L                        6      12   8    7   4   0   2  34
Walter Gibbons                       2       1   1    1   1   0   0  8
Totals                               8      13   9    8   5   0   2  42

Andy Porter pitched to 5 batters in the 7th inning

Newark Eagles                        IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Jim Carter W                         6.2     6   3    3   7   2   0  34
Clyde Golden SV                      2.1     2   0    0   0   1   0  11
Totals                               9       8   3    3   7   3   0  45



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Umpires: HP - Mule Suttles, 1B - Charles Moore

Time of Game: 0:00   Attendance: 3500

Retrosheet Play-by-Play Account
Game of Sunday, 7/11/1948, game 1 -- Indianapolis Clowns at
Newark Eagles (D)

Starting Lineups:

   Indianapolis                  Newark                        
1. A.Mesa              rf        J.Wilkes            cf        
2. C.Ferrer            3b        C.Williams          ss        
3. R.Neil              2b        L.Williams          2b        
4. S.Hairston          1b        M.Irvin             1b        
5. L.Witherspoon       lf        B.Harvey            rf        
6. L.Pigg              c         B.Wilson            3b        
7. H.Merchant          cf        C.Williams          lf        
8. B.Felder            ss        Z.Marcell           c         
9. A.Porter            p         J.Carter            p         

CLOWNS 1ST: Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories and
box sc; A.Mesa 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
0, Eagles 0.

EAGLES 1ST: J.Wilkes singled; C.Williams forced J.Wilkes
(unknown fielder) [C.Williams to first]; L.Williams out on
unknown play; M.Irvin homered [C.Williams scored]; B.Harvey
walked; B.Wilson singled [B.Harvey to second]; C.Williams out on
unknown play; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Clowns 0, Eagles 2.

CLOWNS 2ND: S.Hairston singled; L.Witherspoon walked
[S.Hairston to second]; L.Pigg singled [S.Hairston scored,
L.Witherspoon to second]; H.Merchant out on a sacrifice bunt
(unknown fielder) [L.Witherspoon to third, L.Pigg to second];
B.Felder walked; A.Porter out on unknown play; A.Mesa out on
unknown play; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Clowns 1, Eagles 2.

EAGLES 2ND: Z.Marcell out on unknown play; J.Carter out on
unknown play; J.Wilkes singled to shortstop [J.Wilkes to second
(error by B.Felder)]; C.Williams singled [J.Wilkes scored
(unearned)]; L.Williams walked [C.Williams to second]; M.Irvin
out on unknown play; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Clowns 1,
Eagles 3.

CLOWNS 3RD: C.Ferrer reached on an error by J.Carter [C.Ferrer
to first]; R.Neil singled [C.Ferrer to second]; S.Hairston out
on a sacrifice bunt (unknown fielder) [C.Ferrer to third, R.Neil
to second]; L.Witherspoon walked; L.Pigg out on unknown play;
H.Merchant out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Clowns 1,
Eagles 3.

EAGLES 3RD: B.Harvey out on unknown play; B.Wilson out on
unknown play; C.Williams out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Clowns 1, Eagles 3.

CLOWNS 4TH: B.Felder walked; A.Porter out on unknown play;
A.Mesa singled [B.Felder to second]; C.Ferrer out on unknown
play; R.Neil out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Clowns
1, Eagles 3.

EAGLES 4TH: Z.Marcell out on unknown play; J.Carter out on
unknown play; J.Wilkes singled to shortstop [J.Wilkes to second
(error by B.Felder)]; C.Williams out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Clowns 1, Eagles 3.

CLOWNS 5TH: S.Hairston out on unknown play; L.Witherspoon
walked; L.Pigg out on unknown play; H.Merchant out on unknown
play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Clowns 1, Eagles 3.

EAGLES 5TH: L.Williams out on unknown play; M.Irvin singled;
B.Harvey singled [M.Irvin to second]; B.Wilson out on unknown
play; C.Williams homered [M.Irvin scored, B.Harvey scored];
Z.Marcell out on unknown play; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Clowns 1,
Eagles 6.

CLOWNS 6TH: B.Felder out on unknown play; A.Porter out on
unknown play; A.Mesa out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Clowns 1, Eagles 6.

EAGLES 6TH: J.Carter out on unknown play; J.Wilkes out on
unknown play; C.Williams out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Clowns 1, Eagles 6.

CLOWNS 7TH: C.Ferrer out on unknown play; R.Neil singled;
S.Hairston walked [R.Neil to second]; L.Witherspoon singled
[R.Neil scored, S.Hairston to third]; L.Pigg out on unknown play
[S.Hairston scored]; H.Merchant walked [L.Witherspoon to
second]; C.GOLDEN REPLACED J.CARTER (PITCHING); B.Felder out on
unknown play; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Clowns 3, Eagles 6.

EAGLES 7TH: L.Williams singled; M.Irvin doubled [L.Williams
scored]; B.Harvey walked; B.Wilson walked [M.Irvin to third,
B.Harvey to second]; C.Williams singled [M.Irvin scored,
B.Harvey to third, B.Wilson to second]; W.GIBBONS REPLACED
A.PORTER (PITCHING); Z.Marcell out on unknown play; C.Golden out
on unknown play; J.Wilkes out on unknown play; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Clowns 3, Eagles 8.

CLOWNS 8TH: W.Gibbons out on unknown play; A.Mesa singled;
C.Ferrer singled [A.Mesa to second]; R.Neil out on unknown play;
S.Hairston out on unknown play; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Clowns 3,
Eagles 8.

EAGLES 8TH: C.Williams walked; L.Williams out on unknown play
[C.Williams to second]; M.Irvin out on unknown play; B.Harvey
singled [C.Williams scored]; B.Wilson out on unknown play; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Clowns 3, Eagles 9.

CLOWNS 9TH: L.Witherspoon reached on an error by C.Williams
[L.Witherspoon to first]; L.Pigg reached on an error by
L.Williams [L.Witherspoon to second, L.Pigg to first];
H.Merchant out on unknown play; B.Felder out on unknown play;
K.WILLIAMS BATTED FOR W.GIBBONS; K.Williams struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Clowns 3, Eagles 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Clowns           3   8   2  15
 Eagles           9  13   3   9


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