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Birmingham Black Barons (BIR) 6 Kansas City Monarchs (KCM) 5

Game played on Sunday, September 12, 1948 (D) at Rickwood Field , Birmingham AL
League Championship Series

Kansas City Monarchs                0 3 0  1 1 0  0 0 0  0  -   5 11  2
Birmingham Black Barons             1 0 0  2 0 0  0 1 1  1  -   6 14  3

BATTING

Kansas City Monarchs                 AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
NA 3b                                 5   0   1    2     0         0   1
 ONeil,Buck,R,R,KCM,
richg102,Richardson,Gene,L,L,KCM,
robec103,Roberts,Curtis,R,R,KCM,
scotj106,Scott,Johnie,L,L,KCM,
smitf107,Smith,Ford,B,R,KCM,
smith111,Smith,Hilton,R,R,KCM,
soueh101,Souell,Herb,B,R,KCM,
stubm102,Stubblefield,Mickey,R,R,KCM,
taboe101,Taborn,Earl,R,R,KCM,
thomh103,Thompson,Hank,L,R,KCM,
thomu105,Thomas,,?,?,KCM,
willu103,Williams,,?,?,KCM,
wrigr105,Wright,Red,?,?,KCM,
 1b   5   0   1    0     0         8   1
NA lf                                 3   0   0    0     2         2   0
Willard Brown cf                      5   2   3    1     0         3   0
NA rf                                 4   1   1    1     1         2   0
Elston Howard c                       4   1   2    0     1         6   0
Gene Baker ss                         5   1   2    1     0         5   4
NA 2b                                 4   0   1    0     1         1   4
NA p                                  3   0   0    0     1         1   2
Totals                               38   5  11    5     6   8    28  12

FIELDING -
DP: 3.   ONeil,Buck,R,R,KCM,
richg102,Richardson,Gene,L,L,KCM,
robec103,Roberts,Curtis,R,R,KCM,
scotj106,Scott,Johnie,L,L,KCM,
smitf107,Smith,Ford,B,R,KCM,
smith111,Smith,Hilton,R,R,KCM,
soueh101,Souell,Herb,B,R,KCM,
stubm102,Stubblefield,Mickey,R,R,KCM,
taboe101,Taborn,Earl,R,R,KCM,
thomh103,Thompson,Hank,L,R,KCM,
thomu105,Thomas,,?,?,KCM,
willu103,Williams,,?,?,KCM,
wrigr105,Wright,Red,?,?,KCM,
 3, Gene Baker 3, , . 
E: 2.  , . 

BATTING -
2B:  Elston Howard. 
HR:  Willard Brown, Gene Baker. 
GDP:  Willard Brown. 
Team LOB:  9

BASERUNNING -
SB:  . 
CS:  . 

Birmingham Black Barons              AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Artie Wilson ss                       5   2   3    0     0         2   3
John Britton 3b                       5   1   1    1     0         1   2
Willie Mays cf                        4   1   3    1     1         3   0
Ed Steele rf                          5   0   1    1     0         1   1
Piper Davis 2b                        5   2   3    2     0         4   3
Joe Scott 1b                          2   0   0    0     2         8   0
Pepper Bassett c                      5   0   1    1     0        10   1
Jim Zapp lf                           4   0   2    0     0         1   0
Alonzo Perry p                        1   0   0    0     0         0   0
  Bill Greason p                      3   0   0    0     0         0   0
Totals                               39   6  14    6     3   6    30  10

FIELDING -
DP: 1.  Piper Davis, Joe Scott. 
E: 3.  John Britton 2, Jim Zapp. 

BATTING -
2B:  Artie Wilson, Willie Mays. 
3B:  Artie Wilson. 
HR:  Piper Davis. 
SH:  Joe Scott. 
GDP:  Ed Steele, Joe Scott, Alonzo Perry. 
Team LOB:  9


PITCHING

Kansas City Monarchs                 IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
 L                                   9.1    14   6    5   3   6   1  43
Totals                               9.1    14   6    5   3   6   1  43


Birmingham Black Barons              IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Alonzo Perry                         4       3   4    1   4   5   1  19
Bill Greason W                       6       8   1    1   2   3   1  25
Totals                               10     11   5    2   6   8   2  44



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

Time of Game: 2:15   Attendance: 9000

Retrosheet Play-by-Play Account
Game of Sunday, 9/12/1948 -- Kansas City Monarchs at Birmingham
Black Barons (D)

Starting Lineups:

   Kansas City                   Birmingham                    
1. H.Souell            3b        A.Wilson            ss        
2. B.O'Neil            1b        J.Britton           3b        
3. H.Thompson          lf        W.Mays              cf        
4. W.Brown             cf        E.Steele            rf        
5. J.Scott             rf        P.Davis             2b        
6. E.Howard            c         J.Scott             1b        
7. G.Baker             ss        P.Bassett           c         
8. C.Roberts           2b        J.Zapp              lf        
9. F.Smith             p         A.Perry             p         

MONARCHS 1ST: Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories
and box sc; H.Souell out on unknown play; B.O'Neil out on
unknown play; H.Thompson out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Monarchs 0, Black Barons 0.

BLACK BARONS 1ST: A.Wilson tripled; J.Britton out on unknown
play [A.Wilson scored]; W.Mays out on unknown play; E.Steele out
on unknown play; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Monarchs 0, Black Barons
1.

MONARCHS 2ND: W.Brown singled to left field [W.Brown to third
(error by J.Zapp)]; J.Scott reached on an error by J.Britton
[W.Brown scored (unearned), J.Scott to first]; E.Howard walked
[J.Scott to second]; G.Baker out on unknown play; C.Roberts
walked [J.Scott to third, E.Howard to second]; F.Smith out on
unknown play; H.Souell singled [J.Scott scored (unearned),
E.Howard scored (unearned), C.Roberts to third]; H.Souell stole
second; B.O'Neil out on unknown play; 3 R (0 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 2
LOB.  Monarchs 3, Black Barons 1.

BLACK BARONS 2ND: P.Davis singled; J.Scott grounded into a
double play (F.Smith to G.Baker to B.O'Neil) [P.Davis out at
second]; P.Bassett out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Monarchs 3, Black Barons 1.

MONARCHS 3RD: H.Thompson walked; W.Brown grounded into a double
play (P.Davis to J.Scott) [H.Thompson out at second]; J.Scott
out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Monarchs 3, Black
Barons 1.

BLACK BARONS 3RD: J.Zapp singled; A.Perry grounded into a
double play (B.O'Neil to G.Baker) [J.Zapp out at second];
A.Wilson out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Monarchs 3,
Black Barons 1.

MONARCHS 4TH: E.Howard out on unknown play; G.Baker homered to
leftfield; C.Roberts out on unknown play; F.Smith walked;
H.Souell out on unknown play; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Monarchs 4,
Black Barons 1.

BLACK BARONS 4TH: J.Britton out on unknown play; W.Mays
singled; E.Steele out on unknown play; P.Davis homered [W.Mays
scored]; J.Scott walked; P.Bassett out on unknown play; 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Monarchs 4, Black Barons 3.

MONARCHS 5TH: B.GREASON REPLACED A.PERRY (PITCHING); B.O'Neil
out on unknown play; H.Thompson out on unknown play; W.Brown
homered to leftfield; J.Scott singled; E.Howard singled [J.Scott
to second]; G.Baker out on unknown play; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Monarchs 5, Black Barons 3.

BLACK BARONS 5TH: J.Zapp out on unknown play; B.Greason out on
unknown play; A.Wilson singled to second base [A.Wilson to
second (error by C.Roberts)]; J.Britton out on unknown play; 0
R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Monarchs 5, Black Barons 3.

MONARCHS 6TH: C.Roberts out on unknown play; F.Smith out on
unknown play; H.Souell out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Monarchs 5, Black Barons 3.

BLACK BARONS 6TH: W.Mays walked; E.Steele grounded into a
double play (C.Roberts to G.Baker to B.O'Neil) [W.Mays out at
second]; P.Davis singled; J.Scott out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Monarchs 5, Black Barons 3.

MONARCHS 7TH: B.O'Neil out on unknown play; H.Thompson walked;
H.Thompson was caught stealing second (unknown fielder); W.Brown
singled; J.Scott out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Monarchs 5, Black Barons 3.

BLACK BARONS 7TH: P.Bassett out on unknown play; J.Zapp
singled; B.Greason out on unknown play; A.Wilson out on unknown
play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Monarchs 5, Black Barons 3.

MONARCHS 8TH: E.Howard doubled; G.Baker out on unknown play;
C.Roberts out on unknown play; F.Smith out on unknown play; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Monarchs 5, Black Barons 3.

BLACK BARONS 8TH: J.Britton singled; W.Mays singled [J.Britton
to second]; E.Steele singled [J.Britton scored, W.Mays to
second]; P.Davis out on unknown play; J.Scott walked [W.Mays to
third, E.Steele to second]; P.Bassett out on unknown play;
J.Zapp out on unknown play; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Monarchs 5,
Black Barons 4.

MONARCHS 9TH: H.Souell out on unknown play; B.O'Neil singled;
H.Thompson out on unknown play; W.Brown out on unknown play; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Monarchs 5, Black Barons 4.

BLACK BARONS 9TH: B.Greason grounded out (C.Roberts to
B.O'Neil); A.Wilson doubled to left field; J.Britton grounded
out (C.Roberts to B.O'Neil) [A.Wilson to third]; W.Mays doubled
to right field [A.Wilson scored]; E.Steele grounded out
(C.Roberts to B.O'Neil); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Monarchs 5,
Black Barons 5.

MONARCHS 10TH: J.Scott walked; J.Scott was picked off first
(unknown fielder); E.Howard out on unknown play; G.Baker singled
to third base [G.Baker to second (error by J.Britton)];
C.Roberts singled to right field (E.Steele to P.Bassett)
[G.Baker out at home]; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Monarchs 5, Black
Barons 5.

BLACK BARONS 10TH: P.Davis reached on an error by H.Souell
[P.Davis to first]; J.Scott out on a sacrifice bunt (H.Souell to
B.O'Neil) [P.Davis to second]; P.Bassett singled to right field
[P.Davis scored (unearned)]; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Monarchs 5, Black Barons 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Monarchs         5  11   2   9
 Black Barons     6  14   3   9


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