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Birmingham Black Barons (BIR) 5 Kansas City Monarchs (KCM) 1

Game played on Thursday, September 23, 1948 (N) at Municipal Stadium, Kansas City MO
League Championship Series

Birmingham Black Barons             0 0 0  1 1 0  0 1 2   -   5 10  1
Kansas City Monarchs                0 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 0   -   1  3  2

BATTING

Birmingham Black Barons              AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Artie Wilson ss                       5   1   2    0     0         4   2
John Britton 3b                       4   0   2    1     0         0   5
Willie Mays cf                        4   1   1    1     1         1   0
Pepper Bassett c                      4   1   2    1     1         5   1
Piper Davis 2b                        4   1   1    1     1         3   3
Ed Steele rf                          4   0   0    0     1         3   0
Jim Zapp lf                           4   0   0    0     0         0   0
Alonzo Perry 1b                       4   0   1    0     0        10   0
Bill Greason p                        3   1   1    1     1         1   2
Totals                               36   5  10    5     5   8    27  13

FIELDING -
E: 1.  John Britton. 
PB: 1.  Pepper Bassett. 

BATTING -
2B:  Pepper Bassett, Bill Greason. 
SH:  John Britton. 
Team LOB:  10


Kansas City Monarchs                 AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
 3b                                   3   0   0    0     1         0   2
 2b                                   3   0   0    1     1         5   1
 rf                                   4   0   1    0     0         0   1
Willard Brown cf                      3   0   0    0     1         2   0
Elston Howard lf                      4   0   0    0     0         0   0
 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   4   0   1    0     0         9   0
Gene Baker ss                         3   1   0    0     1         3   6
 c                                    3   0   1    0     1         8   0
Jim LaMarque p                        2   0   0    0     0         0   3
   p                                  1   0   0    0     0         0   1
Totals                               30   1   3    1     5   5    27  14

FIELDING -
E: 2.  Jim LaMarque 2. 

BATTING -
2B:   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,
. 
SH:  Jim LaMarque. 
IW:  . 
Team LOB:  8

BASERUNNING -
SB:  Gene Baker. 

PITCHING

Birmingham Black Barons              IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Bill Greason W                       9       3   1    1   5   5   0  36
Totals                               9       3   1    1   5   5   0  36

IW:  Bill Greason. 

Kansas City Monarchs                 IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Jim LaMarque L                       8.1    10   5    4   5   8   0  40
                                     0.2     0   0    0   0   0   0  2
Totals                               9      10   5    4   5   8   0  42



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Umpires: HP - Frank Duncan, 1B - Sylvester Vaughn, 3B - Bullet Rogan

Time of Game: 2:05   Attendance: 0

Retrosheet Play-by-Play Account
Game of Thursday, 9/23/1948 -- Birmingham Black Barons at Kansas
City Monarchs (N)

Starting Lineups:

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

BLACK BARONS 1ST: Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game
stories and box sc; A.Wilson singled; A.Wilson was picked off
first, but was safe on an error by J.LaMarque [A.Wilson to
second]; J.Britton out on a sacrifice bunt (unknown fielder)
[A.Wilson to third]; W.Mays walked; P.Bassett out on unknown
play; P.Davis out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Black
Barons 0, Monarchs 0.

MONARCHS 1ST: H.Souell out on unknown play; H.Thompson out on
unknown play; J.Scott out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Black Barons 0, Monarchs 0.

BLACK BARONS 2ND: E.Steele out on unknown play; J.Zapp out on
unknown play; A.Perry out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Black Barons 0, Monarchs 0.

MONARCHS 2ND: W.Brown out on unknown play; E.Howard out on
unknown play; B.O'Neil out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 0, Monarchs 0.

BLACK BARONS 3RD: B.Greason walked; A.Wilson out on unknown
play; J.Britton singled [B.Greason to second]; W.Mays out on
unknown play; P.Bassett out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Black Barons 0, Monarchs 0.

MONARCHS 3RD: G.Baker walked; G.Baker stole second; E.Taborn
walked; J.LaMarque out on a sacrifice bunt (unknown fielder)
[G.Baker to third, E.Taborn to second]; H.Souell was walked
intentionally; H.Thompson forced H.Souell (unknown fielder)
[G.Baker scored, E.Taborn to third, H.Thompson to first];
J.Scott out on unknown play; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Black Barons
0, Monarchs 1.

BLACK BARONS 4TH: P.Davis walked; E.Steele walked [P.Davis to
second]; J.Zapp out on unknown play; A.Perry singled [P.Davis to
third, E.Steele to second]; B.Greason out on unknown play
[P.Davis scored]; A.Wilson out on unknown play; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Black Barons 1, Monarchs 1.

MONARCHS 4TH: W.Brown out on unknown play; E.Howard out on
unknown play; B.O'Neil doubled; G.Baker out on unknown play; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 1, Monarchs 1.

BLACK BARONS 5TH: J.Britton out on unknown play; W.Mays
singled; W.Mays was picked off first, but was safe on an error
by J.LaMarque [W.Mays to second]; P.Bassett singled [W.Mays
scored (unearned)]; P.Davis out on unknown play; E.Steele out on
unknown play; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 2,
Monarchs 1.

MONARCHS 5TH: E.Taborn out on unknown play; J.LaMarque out on
unknown play; H.Souell out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 2, Monarchs 1.

BLACK BARONS 6TH: J.Zapp out on unknown play; A.Perry out on
unknown play; B.Greason out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 2, Monarchs 1.

MONARCHS 6TH: H.Thompson walked; J.Scott singled [H.Thompson to
second]; W.Brown out on unknown play; E.Howard out on unknown
play; B.O'Neil out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Black
Barons 2, Monarchs 1.

BLACK BARONS 7TH: A.Wilson out on unknown play; J.Britton out
on unknown play; W.Mays out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Black Barons 2, Monarchs 1.

MONARCHS 7TH: G.Baker out on unknown play; E.Taborn singled;
P.Bassett allowed a passed ball [E.Taborn to second]; J.LaMarque
out on unknown play; H.Souell out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 2, Monarchs 1.

BLACK BARONS 8TH: P.Bassett doubled; P.Davis singled [P.Bassett
scored]; E.Steele out on unknown play; J.Zapp out on unknown
play; A.Perry out on unknown play; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black
Barons 3, Monarchs 1.

MONARCHS 8TH: H.Thompson out on unknown play; J.Scott out on
unknown play; W.Brown walked; E.Howard out on unknown play; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Black Barons 3, Monarchs 1.

BLACK BARONS 9TH: B.Greason doubled; A.Wilson singled
[B.Greason to third]; J.Britton singled [B.Greason scored,
A.Wilson to third]; W.Mays out on unknown play [A.Wilson
scored]; P.Bassett walked [J.Britton to second]; F.SMITH
REPLACED J.LAMARQUE (PITCHING); P.Davis out on unknown play;
E.Steele out on unknown play; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Black
Barons 5, Monarchs 1.

MONARCHS 9TH: B.O'Neil reached on an error by J.Britton
[B.O'Neil to first]; G.Baker out on unknown play; E.Taborn out
on unknown play; F.Smith out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Black Barons 5, Monarchs 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Black Barons     5  10   1  10
 Monarchs         1   3   2   8


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