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Homestead Grays (HOM) 1 Baltimore Elite Giants (BLG) 1

Game played on Sunday, September 17, 1939 (D) at Terrapin Park, Baltimore MD
League Championship Series

Homestead Grays                     0 1 0  0 0  -   1  3  1
Baltimore Elite Giants              0 0 1  0 0  -   1  5  3

BATTING

Homestead Grays                      AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
David Whatley rf                      2   0   0    0     0   0     0   0
  Tom Parker ph, lf                   1   0   1    0     0   0     0   0
Vic Harris lf, rf                     3   0   0    0     0   0     0   1
Sam Bankhead 2b                       2   0   1    0     1   0     1   2
Josh Gibson c                         2   0   1    0     1   0     3   0
Ray Brown 1b                          2   0   0    0     0   0     1   0
  Buck Leonard ph, 1b                 1   0   0    0     0   0     0   0
Henry Spearman 3b                     2   0   0    0     0   0     0   0
Country Davis cf                      1   0   0    0     1   0     0   0
Jelly Jackson ss                      2   1   0    0     0   0     0   1
Edsall Walker p                       2   0   0    0     0   0     0   0
Totals                               20   1   3    0     3   0    15   4

FIELDING -
DP: 1.  Sam Bankhead, Ray Brown, Jelly Jackson. 
E: 1.  Vic Harris. 

BATTING -
Team LOB:  7

BASERUNNING -
SB:  Jelly Jackson. 

Baltimore Elite Giants               AB   R   H  RBI    BB  SO    PO  A
Henry Kimbro cf                       2   0   0    0     1   0     0   0
Sammy Hughes 2b                       2   0   1    1     1   0     0   0
Red Moore 1b                          2   0   0    0     1   1     0   0
Wild Bill Wright rf                   2   0   1    0     1   0     0   0
Felton Snow 3b                        2   0   0    0     0   1     0   0
Bill Hoskins lf                       2   0   1    0     0   0     0   0
Tommy Butts ss                        2   0   1    0     0   0     0   0
Roy Campanella c                      2   1   1    0     0   0     0   0
Tom Glover p                          1   0   0    0     0   0     0   0
Totals                               17   1   5    1     4   2    15   0

FIELDING -
E: 3.  Felton Snow, Tommy Butts, Roy Campanella. 
PB: 1.  Roy Campanella. 

BATTING -
2B:  Wild Bill Wright. 
SH:  Tom Glover. 
IW:  Wild Bill Wright. 
GDP:  Tom Glover. 
Team LOB:  6

BASERUNNING -
CS:  Henry Kimbro. 

PITCHING

Homestead Grays                      IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Edsall Walker                        5       5   1    0   4   2   0  22
Totals                               5       5   1    0   4   2   0  22

IW:  Edsall Walker. 

Baltimore Elite Giants               IP      H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  BFP
Tom Glover                           5       3   1    0   3   0   0  23
Totals                               5       3   1    0   3   0   0  23



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Umpires: HP - ?

Time of Game: 0:00   Attendance: 3000

Retrosheet Play-by-Play Account
Game of Sunday, 9/17/1939, game 2 -- Homestead Grays at
Baltimore Elite Giants (D)

Starting Lineups:

   Homestead                     Baltimore                     
1. D.Whatley           rf        H.Kimbro            cf        
2. V.Harris            lf        S.Hughes            2b        
3. S.Bankhead          2b        R.Moore             1b        
4. J.Gibson            c         W.Wright            rf        
5. R.Brown             1b        F.Snow              3b        
6. H.Spearman          3b        B.Hoskins           lf        
7. C.Davis             cf        T.Butts             ss        
8. J.Jackson           ss        R.Campanella        c         
9. E.Walker            p         T.Glover            p         

GRAYS 1ST: Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories and
box sc; D.Whatley out on unknown play; V.Harris out on unknown
play; S.Bankhead singled; J.Gibson walked [S.Bankhead to
second]; R.Brown out on unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Grays 0, Elite Giants 0.

ELITE GIANTS 1ST: H.Kimbro walked; H.Kimbro was caught stealing
second (unknown fielder); S.Hughes out on unknown play; R.Moore
out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Grays 0, Elite
Giants 0.

GRAYS 2ND: H.Spearman out on unknown play; C.Davis walked;
J.Jackson forced C.Davis (unknown fielder) [J.Jackson to first];
J.Jackson stole second [J.Jackson to third (error by
R.Campanella)]; R.Campanella allowed a passed ball [J.Jackson
scored (unearned)]; E.Walker out on unknown play; 1 R (0 ER), 0
H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Grays 1, Elite Giants 0.

ELITE GIANTS 2ND: W.Wright out on unknown play; F.Snow out on
unknown play; B.Hoskins singled; T.Butts out on unknown play; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 1, Elite Giants 0.

GRAYS 3RD: D.Whatley reached on an error by T.Butts [D.Whatley
to first]; V.Harris out on unknown play; S.Bankhead walked
[D.Whatley to second]; J.Gibson out on unknown play; R.Brown out
on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Grays 1, Elite Giants 0.

ELITE GIANTS 3RD: R.Campanella reached on an error by V.Harris
[R.Campanella to first]; T.Glover out on a sacrifice bunt
(unknown fielder) [R.Campanella to second]; H.Kimbro out on
unknown play; S.Hughes singled [R.Campanella scored (unearned)];
R.Moore walked [S.Hughes to second]; W.Wright was walked
intentionally [S.Hughes to third, R.Moore to second]; F.Snow
struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Grays 1, Elite Giants
1.

GRAYS 4TH: H.Spearman reached on an error by F.Snow [H.Spearman
to first]; C.Davis out on unknown play; J.Jackson out on unknown
play; E.Walker out on unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Grays
1, Elite Giants 1.

ELITE GIANTS 4TH: B.Hoskins out on unknown play; T.Butts
singled; R.Campanella singled [T.Butts to second]; T.Glover
grounded into a double play (J.Jackson to S.Bankhead to R.Brown)
[R.Campanella out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 1,
Elite Giants 1.

GRAYS 5TH: T.PARKER BATTED FOR D.WHATLEY; T.Parker singled;
V.Harris out on unknown play; S.Bankhead out on unknown play;
J.Gibson singled [T.Parker to second]; B.LEONARD BATTED FOR
R.BROWN; B.Leonard out on unknown play; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Grays 1, Elite Giants 1.

ELITE GIANTS 5TH: T.PARKER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF);
V.HARRIS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); B.LEONARD STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 1B); H.Kimbro out on unknown play; S.Hughes
walked; R.Moore struck out; W.Wright doubled to right field
(V.Harris to S.Bankhead to J.Gibson) [S.Hughes out at home]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Grays 1, Elite Giants 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Grays            1   3   1   7
 Elite Giants     1   5   3   6


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