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Old 09-05-2007, 09:53 PM   #451
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Game 64 - June 7 - Radio Broadcast

The pre-game ceremonies are over
and we're ready to get this one going

A. J. Tucker strides to the plate
and here I think we're ready...

Mathis' finishing his warm-up tosses
It will be lefty versus righty
Tucker is hitting .390 against southpaws
Now the delivery, here is is...
A hot shot on the ground to Allen
He's got it cleanly on one hop...
Over to first and Tucker is out
One gone for FOFC in the top of the 1st

Batting for FOFC will be Nights
Nights has managed a .333 average
against lefthanders this year
Jeff is set for the pitch
And the cripple pitch...
Swung on and hit sharply to third
Allen plays it on one bounce
Over to Wilson...
Out of there!
Two down
Verdell Mathis retires
the first two batters in a row

FOFC right fielder, Gerald
Gazelle, is up next
Mathis studies his sign
Verdell rocks and fires
Gazelle lifts a long fly ball...
Heading into right...
Hit pretty good, carrying very well...
Hill heading back...
IT'S OUTTA HERE, A HOME RUN!

A big bopper coming to the plate...
Batting clean-up, Jeeberoni Potpie
Potpie has hit 16 home runs this year
Verdell peers in for the sign...

Shakes off the first one...
Likes the second one
Mathis brings it to the plate
Routine grounder to third
Allen scoops it up
Over to first for the out
That retires the side
The All Stars score 1 run in the inning
After one half inning, FOFC ahead 1 to 0

Here we go in the home half of the
first inning...

Let's take a moment
to set up the defense...
In left Ton
Over in center Tucker
Gazelle will start in right...
Around the infield
Fouts will start at third
The keystone combination will be
Nights and Treacy...
Potpie will play first base...
The battery of Babson pitching
and Hays behind home plate
Lead off man for the Twos
Spotswood Poles steps into
the batter's box
Poles has hit 3 home runs this year
Babson wastes no time
He has the sign from Hays
And now the pitch...
Curveball, inside corner, low...
Swung on...
And lined to right for a base hit
No chance to get that one

Poles moves away from first base...
He has 27 stolen bases on the season
Fastball outside corner...
Wright looks at the pitch...
And there goes Poles!
Hays pumps...
but no throw, he holds onto the ball
He is SAFE!

Wild Bill Wright steps into the box
The outfield's shaded towards right
With Wright at the plate
Set now is Wright
The pitch is on the way
The runner goes with the pitch!
It's the hit and run!
Swung on and hit solidly
just to the left of Treacy
It drops in front of Gazelle
Poles is around third...
Gazelle whips his throw toward the plate
Cut off by Nights...
Wright holds first with the RBI single
Poles got a chance to turn on the "jets"
Treacy couldn't quite reach it
40 RBI's for Wright on the season
1 on the day
Smart call by Cito Gaston!

Willard Brown steps up to the plate
Wright, with excellent speed, is at first
Against righthanders
Brown is hitting .280
Babson gets the sign, it's one he likes
Babson's 3-0 pitch...
Hit towards the middle
Backhanded by Treacy
Over to Potpie
HE BEATS THE THROW!
That's an infield hit for Brown!
Wright takes second

Wilson heads to the plate
for Negro League II
The infield is at regular depth
Babson has the shovel out here
in the bottom of the 1st
as he digs himself a big hole
1 run in already and
still in big trouble
And the delivery by Babson
Fastball, paints the outside corner
Swung on by Wilson
Grounded hard at Treacy...
Scooped up, fired to first...
OVER THE HEAD OF Potpie...
Bounces into the dugout
Wilson scampers into second
That'll be a two base error
Score It: E4
Wright scores from second!
Brown takes third
Wilson to second

Beckwith now at the plate
Pete Hill waits on deck
Beckwith can't seem to get
settled at the plate
All set, Beckwith is ready for the pitch
Now Brian delivers
Hanging curve...
Swung on...
Beckwith turned that one
around in a BIG WAY...
Forget it, that one is long
gone... a home run
Tucker didn't even move

Making his way up is Hill
Hill taps home plate
Looks into the dugout
Now he's ready
Right-hander Babson prepares for the pitch
to the left-handed swinging Hill
Here's the 3-1 offering
Ball four is the call
Babson can't believe the call
And barks at the home plate umpire
The ump points out at Babson
Hill takes first base

Hill takes his lead
Throw to first... SAFE!...
Close play...
Now Hill is staying closer

Bankhead up
The Twos have Hill on first
We'll see how they pitch to Bankhead
Bankhead is waiting
His bat is wiggling slightly
The stretch... the delivery
Broken bat ground ball to first
Potpie takes it to the bag himself
Score It: 3
One down for Negro League II
Newt Allen is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to the
plate for Negro League II

Walking up to the plate now is Allen
Verdell Mathis waits on deck
Allen is trying to get comfortable
in the box
Digging that back foot in
Now set, Allen waits for the pitch
Here's the 2 strike pitch
A slider by Babson
Allen gets good wood on it...
Gazelle back-pedals quickly...
Up with his glove...
Out!
Two down, now...
Verdell Mathis is due up next
Big inning for Negro League II...
They've put 5 runs on the board

Verdell Mathis, who really knows
how to handle himself at the plate
will be up next for the Twos
Mathis swinging from the left side
of the plate against the righty Babson
Mathis is set for the 0-1 pitch
The righthander Babson delivers
Fastball, belt high, away...
Mathis goes after it...
There's a fly ball to Ton
Ton is gliding under it...
He flags it down on the run
And that will do it for Negro League II

FOFC will send Fouts,
Harry Hays, and K. A. Ton to face
Verdell Mathis this inning
Hitching up his pants...

Fouts gazes out to the mound
Fouts awaits the pitch
The lefthander winds and delivers
Low slider...
Fouts takes a big rip at it...
Lofts a deep fly ball...
It could be going...
IT IS!!...
HOME RUN FOR FOFC!

It will be Hays to face Mathis
The outfield shades towards left for Hays
Hays readies himself for the pitch
Now Verdell delivers
Hays connects
There it goes, way back
towards left-center
Poles looks up
Kiss that baby good bye!!
A long, long home run for Harry Hays

Ton finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
Ton looks down toward the third base coach
Ton waits
Verdell will have to come in
with this 3-0 delivery
It's on its way...
And Ton walks on four pitches

Up next for the visiting All Stars
Sean Treacy, their second baseman
Treacy digs in from the right side
of the plate against the southpaw Mathis
One strike on the batter, Treacy...
The southpaw Mathis' delivery
Treacy sends a scorcher to the mound
Mathis takes it on one hop
Fires to Bankhead for one
Back to Wilson for the double play!
That's out number two
The All Stars have chipped
away at the Twos' lead
They've scored 2 runs in the inning
Negro League II ahead 5 to 3

FOFC will send their pitcher,
Babson to the plate
He can hit pretty good
Sometimes he is able to help his own cause
Babson grips the bat handle
Mathis adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Beckwith
Mathis brings it to the plate
Swung on and hit sharply to short
Brown plays it on one hop
Over to Wilson...
Out of there!
That's all for FOFC in the top of the 2nd
They pick up 2 runs
After 1 and a half innings,
Negro League II still leads, 5-3

Spotswood Poles is up to
lead off the inning
The crowd is chanting for Negro
League II to get things going
Poles has hit 7 triples this year
Poles waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Babson goes into his windup
Here it comes
Poles pulls one to the right side
It's going to scoot on through the infield
Gazelle will retrieve it
without difficulty
He tosses it back in to second
as Poles retreats to first
after a wide turn

Poles takes a walking lead
Poles is unable to take the lead he wants

Wright lays down a bunt...
Just in front of the plate
Hays has it...
The play is at first
Wright is out as Poles advances
One gone for Negro League II

Brian Babson watches Poles
As he moves away from the bag
Poles does not get a good lead

Willard Brown will face Babson
Righty against righty
Brown is at .261 on the season
Brian looks for the sign he wants...
Shakes off the first one
But he likes the next
He brings it home
That one is a grass cutter towards short
Nights fronts it...
OOPS! It takes a big hop!
Jeff manages to come up with it
on the heel of his glove
Rolls the ball into his free hand
On to first
It is off target...
Potpie one hops it into his glove
Out!
Potpie can't get out of the way
and Willard runs right into him
Nice play as that ball was thrown
on the rightfield side of the bag
Lucky the collision didn't hurt anyone
Negro League II leads 5 to 3
with two away this inning

The first baseman, Jud Wilson
will be up next for Negro League II
A base hit should score Poles
Babson rubs down the ball...
Now he's asking for a new one
After he rubs this one down
He looks in for the sign
Here's the righthander's delivery
Base hit to right for Wilson
Willie Randolph is waving
the runner home...
The throw is coming home...
Aggressive baserunning by
Negro League II...
It's cut-off
The run scores
Here's the play on the trail runner...
Wilson is out going to 2nd!

As we head into the 3rd
the All Stars will send up A. J. Tucker
They need 3 runs to catch Negro League II
as they trail 6 to 3
Tucker is 0 for 1 today
Mathis steps off the rubber...
Adjusts his cap...
Now he's ready
Mathis kicks and fires
A. J. Tucker offers at the curveball,
but checks his swing
Oh, Tucker couldn't get the
bat out of the way
It's a soft line drive to Willard
Brown for the out
Tucker never even left the batter's box
With one down, up next is Jeff Nights
To be followed by Gerald Gazelle

Nights gets set...
Now he steps back out...
He doesn't like his bat
Wonder if it's broken?...
The batboy brings him another
And takes the old bat back
to the dugout...
Now we are ready here in
the top of the 3rd
Nights has 21 doubles this year
He should get a good one to hit
The count at 3 and 1
Jeff brings the bat back...
Mathis brings it to the plate
Fastball
Ball four

Gazelle leaves the on-deck circle...
He's going back to get a new bat...
Now he jogs to the plate
Mathis is slow to get ready

He has a 4.31 ERA this year
Now he's ready
Mathis checks Nights on first...
The 1-2 delivery
Fastball in on the hands...
Gazelle takes a big cut at it...
It's a fly ball...Short center...
This is trouble and it will fall...
Holding at second is Nights...
He hesitated waiting to see
if the ball would be caught

Men at first and second
Jeeberoni Potpie, a dangerous
man at the plate...
8th this year in the league
in slugging average

He's cruising along at a .575 pace
Potpie is 0 for 1 on the day
He looks around at the Negro
League II infield
Wilson is kicking the dirt at first
Allen is even with the bag at third
Bankhead and Brown are ready
with hands on knees
at second and short
Potpie cocks his bat
The runners stretch out to their leads
Verdell checks the runners...
Steps off the mound...

Again he's into the stretch...

The pitch
Potpie rips a solid shot to center
Wright ranges to his right...
He is juggling it!...
Finally finds the handle
Whew!
Runners can't advance
Two down
Due up next is Dan Fouts
Let's see what happens now

Fouts steps in
Two out, Gazelle at first,
Nights at second
Fouts is at .248 on the season
Mathis is happy with the sign
Nights on second, Gazelle on first
They're dancing off the bags
Here's the 2-2 offering
Change up...
Fouts was way out in front...
Strike Three
That's all for FOFC
After 2 and a half innings in Negro
League II this evening,
Negro League II leads 6 to 3

John Beckwith stops at the on deck circle
Takes a couple more practice swings
Now heads for the plate
Before getting ready
Beckwith checks out the
defensive alignment
The umpire says let's go
Beckwith is ready
Now ready, here it is...
Swung on and popped up
Hays grabs it for the out
Score It: 2
One away
While we wait for the next batter
Let's see what's happening in other games

Caribbean is in front of
Turn of Century 3 to 0
Minoso has hit his 1st homerun
for Caribbean
Negro League I leads AL Post WWII 3 to 2
Late 20th slipping by Dead Ball Era 2 to 0
AL Pre WWII and Left Outs are scoreless
NL Pre WWII toppling NL Post WWII 8 to 1
Japanese League clipping Old Timers 6 to 2
Kaneda comfortably ahead
for Japanese League

Facing Babson now is Hill
Sam Bankhead heads to the on deck circle
Newt Allen waits in the hole
Hill has a .243 average against
righthanders this season
Babson looks down at Hays for the sign
Now he's ready
Babson goes into his windup
Here it comes
There's a towering fly ball hit by Hill
Ton sprints over, and makes the catch
That's two away
Nights comes over from his shortstop
position to say a few words to Babson
Sam Bankhead will be next up...

Bankhead is ready to face Babson
Hays flashes the sign to Babson
Brian Babson, with 14 appearances
before today's game
looks down for the sign from Hays
Babson has great control
He's looking for win number 7
He's into the windup
Sinker, at the knees...
Swung on...
Bankhead hits it into the
hole on the right side
Treacy ranging to his left...
Scoops it up...
Throws on the run...
And Bankhead is out by a step at first
And that retires the side

FOFC will send up Harry Hays,
K. A. Ton and Sean Treacy
to face Mathis
They'll try to get something going
here in the top of the 4th
Mathis shakes off two signs
Now he's ready
With a 3-2 count
Mathis kicks and fires
Fastball, down and in...
Hays laces a hit into the outfield...
Poles picks it up
Fires it quickly into the infield
Hays holds with a single
Good start to the inning for FOFC

Mathis looks down at Ton as he steps in
K. A. is ready to go
Ton looks to Dick Howser for the sign
Ton gets set for the pitch
The southpaw delivers
Fastball down low...
Ton swings and hits one out to left
Spotswood Poles is drifting over...
Now he's under it...
Easy out for Mathis
Hays trots back to first
That's one away

Coming to the plate is Treacy
One down and runner at first
Treacy is 0 for 1 today
Mathis has the sign from Beckwith
The lefthander Mathis delivers
Swung on and missed by Treacy,
he's down on strikes
Two down
Beckwith asks for a new ball
He calls time and trots out to the mound
A conference going on between
Beckwith and Mathis

Mathis glares in at Babson as he steps in
Now he's ready to go
Babson goes through his routine
of settling in
Babson waits patiently
Mathis goes into his stretch...
Looks at Hays...
He fires one to Wilson...
Hays dives back in
That's his best move to first...
Wilson lobs it back
Now Mathis comes home
Babson sits on the change up
He lofts a fly ball towards Wright
Wright gliding under it...
Appears to lose sight of it
Has it again...
And makes the catch in medium center
Here we are at the half-way point
in today's ballgame
Negro League II leads FOFC by 3
The Twos with 6 runs
FOFC has 3

Allen saunters to the plate
He does some stretching...
Knocks the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
Allen is at .325 on the season
Allen waiting on the delivery
Babson will try to get Allen to go fishing
as the 0-2 pitch heads towards the plate
Hot shot grounded to the mound
Babson comes up with it
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 1-3
One out
The Twos have a 3 run lead


Slowly coming up is Mathis
for Negro League II
He is finally in the batter's box
Negro League II ahead 6 to 3
Babson is saying a few words to Treacy...
So far in 1900,
Brian has a 6 and 6 record
with 3 complete games
OK, now he looks in for the sign
Here is the 2-1 pitch
Good slider, inside part of the plate
Mathis gets the bat on it...
Slams a sharp grounder to the right side
Treacy grabs it...
Throws to first...
OUT!
Two up, two down for Negro League II

Up now for Negro League II is Poles
Two away, nobody on
Poles is 2 for 2 today
Hays flashes the sign...
Babson shakes it off, he wants another...

Now he's happy
Here's his delivery
Curve ball...
Poles swings and misses by a mile
The bottom dropped out of that one!
A wicked pitch!
That's all for the Twos
After 4 full innings of play,
they lead by 3

Here's Tucker to lead off the inning
Before he does...
lets take a look at the scoreboard

Caribbean is in front of
Turn of Century 3 to 0
Negro League I is beating
AL Post WWII 6 to 2
Late 20th slipping by Dead Ball Era 3 to 1
Baker has hit his 7th homerun
for Dead Ball Era
AL Pre WWII leads Left Outs 1 to 0
NL Pre WWII is crushing
NL Post WWII 11 to 1
Waner has hit his 6th homerun
for NL Pre WWII
Japanese League slipping
by Old Timers 6 to 4
Kaneda battling Galvin
Mathis tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
Here's the windup... and the pitch
Curve in the dirt... and Tucker holds up
Looked like he went around from here
But the plate umpire says no
Beckwith asks the first base ump's opinion
He says Tucker went around
Strike three, swinging
One gone in the top of the 5th
Up next is Jeff Nights
He's having a fine year so far

Planting his right foot
Nights is set in the box...

The infield shifts slightly to the left
for the right hand hitting Nights
Nights is taking his practice swings
Jeff is 0 for 1 this evening
Nights gets ready for Mathis' pitch
His bat is cocked
Into the windup... here's the pitch
Fastball...
Nights jumps all over it...
It's juiced to deep left
There goes Poles after it
Racing hard...
He dives...
And he's got it!!!
Beautiful play by Spotswood Poles!

Two away, nobody on
Gazelle comes to the plate for FOFC
Gazelle has a .282 average
against lefties
Gazelle waits patiently for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Mathis brings it home
Big bender, low and inside...
Swung on...
Line single to Poles in left...
Picking it up in a hurry is Poles...
Gazelle takes a wide turn...
But stays at first base
as the throw comes in

Gazelle inches slowly away from the bag
Mathis keeps Gazelle close at first
It is very difficult getting
a good read on the Negro League II pitcher

Potpie steps in
Gazelle's trying to rattle Verdell Mathis
by taking a big lead off first
He can drive a pitcher to drink
Potpie steps out of the batter's
box to get the sign
Jeeberoni is 0 for 2 today
Potpie is set
Here's the southpaw's delivery
Potpie swings and misses
Strike three
Potpie didn't have a good
cut at that pitch
That does it for FOFC in the 5th
They leave 1 on base
4 stranded so far today

Here's the center fielder Wright
To lead off the inning
He'll be followed by Willard Brown
And then Jud Wilson
Wright looks down toward the third
base coach, Willie Randolph
He's ready for the delivery
The righthander delivers
Breaking ball...
It darts down and out
as Wright swings way over it
He was fooled completely
Hays loses it momentarily,
but now finds the handle and tags
Wild Bill as he was heading for the dugout
So one up and one gone

Brown walks to the plate
He taps his cleats with the bat
Brown is taking his practice swings
Willard is 1 for 2 this evening
He grounded out last time at bat
Brown waits on Babson
Babson is into his rocking motion
Now his right arm comes around
He hits a tough grounder to first
Potpie flips to Babson covering
Score It: 3-1
One more chance for Negro
League II this inning

Up next for the Twos
Jud Wilson, the first baseman...
If he gets on, John Beckwith
would bat next
Wilson is at .264 on the season
Babson has the sign from Hays
And here is the 1-2 delivery
It's a sidearm fastball...
Wilson rips a high line drive into right
Gazelle races to the fence
Reaches up...
He's got it!
Wilson is retired... and
so is Negro League II
That wraps up the inning
for Negro League II
By the way, Negro League II is 4
and 6 in their last ten games

FOFC will send Fouts,
Harry Hays, and K. A. Ton to face
Verdell Mathis this inning
Dan looks at the sign from
the coach at third
Dick Howser flashes a series of them...
Now Fouts taps the bat on home plate
Fouts in the hole, 0-2
It's coming down the pike
Drilled on the ground to the mound
Mathis grabs it
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 1-3
And there's one away

One out, nobody on base
Harry Hays is the batter
Hays is 2 for 2 today
Mathis is rubbing the ball up
Now the umpire wants to take a look
No problems found...
Now Mathis gets the sign from Beckwith
Mathis' into the windup... the delivery
Hays hits a three hopper
towards Verdell Mathis
Mathis scoops it and fires
it to first for the out
Here's the ump coming out
To brush the plate clean
There's two away

Ton walks from the on deck circle
Knocks the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
Sean Treacy moves into the on deck circle
FOFC needs some runs
Ton is batting seventh in the order today
He is hitting only .233 so far this year
At 0 for 1 in this game
He flied out in his last at bat
He's ready
The southpaw delivers the 1-1 pitch
It's grounded past the mound
Bankhead races to his right
Brown to his left
Brown scoops it up
Throws on one bounce to Wilson...
K. A. beats it out!

Two out, Ton at first
Coming up is Sean Treacy
Treacy looks into the dugout
Now he steps back in...
0 for 2 on the day for Sean
Sean seems to be relaxed and
ready for the pitch
He steadies his bat now
Now the delivery, here is is...
The ball is low and outside
Did he go around?
The umpire says no
Ball four
For Treacy, that's 1 walk today

Billy Bullock will get a
crack at Mathis next
A. J. Tucker would be up next...
But only if Bullock can reach safely
Bullock is batting .282
with 8 HR's this year
Verdell Mathis has struck
out 4 and walked 3
He's rubbing up the ball as he
looks over at Cito Gaston
The pitch is on the way
Bouncer to short
Taken by Brown
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 6-3
That retires the side...
Bullock fails to come through
in the clutch
For FOFC, No runs, one hit, no errors
and 2 men left on base

John Beckwith, Pete Hill, and
Sam Bankhead are due up
James gets the sign from Hays
Here's the 2 strike pitch
Beckwith tries to hold up
Hays points down at the first base umpire
The ump says he went around
STRIKE THREE!
One down for Negro League II
Pete Hill is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to the
plate for Negro League II

Hill moseys up to the plate
Sam Bankhead is heading for
the on-deck circle
Watching Rodney, Hill wiggles the bat
He's ready for the pitch
Pete stands with bat ready
The righthander winds and delivers
Rodney loses him
Hill heads down to first
2 walks today for Hill

Bankhead is up now for Negro League II
Bankhead looks down toward the third
base coach, Willie Randolph
Bankhead waits for the pitch
The righthander delivers
Bounced past the mound
Treacy can't get to it
BASE HIT!
Hill takes third

Bankhead stretches his lead
Big bender...
Bankhead is off to the races
Hays throws down...
Bankhead is safe!...
As Treacy slaps a high tag on him

Wait, Hays calls time...
Walks half way to the mound
He signals for the intentional walk
The bases are loaded for Negro League II
But FOFC has a force possiblity
at any base now

Mathis digs in at the plate
Ready now for Rodney to come set
Rodney is in a tough spot
The right-hander Rodney is
set to deliver to Mathis
Here's the 1-2 pitch
Swung on
Foul tip...
Strike three as Hays holds on to it
Verdell didn't come through this time

Spotswood Poles will get
a crack at Rodney next
Wild Bill Wright would be up next...
But only if Poles can reach safely
FOFC has the outfield shaded towards right
Poles is 2 for 3 today
Right-hander Rodney eyes the lefty Poles
Rodney's 3-1 pitch...
It just misses inside, ball four
Everyone will move up a base
Poles just grins and takes his base
Looks like Poles thought he was punched
Rodney was trying to be too cute
Negro League II adds to their lead
Now they're up by 4
Now Negro League II ahead 7 to 3

Wild Bill Wright steps into the box
Wright goes through his routine
of settling in
Wild Bill is set for the pitch
Look for this pitch down the middle
This is no time to be cute
Rodney brings it to the plate
The ball hits the edge of the plate
It bounces crazily over the head of Hays
Bankhead will score
Wild pitch by James Rodney

Wild Bill Wright steps into the box
Wild Bill is hitting at .324 on the year
He has 80 hits in 247 at bats
This includes 13 doubles, 4 triples
10 home runs and 40 RBI's
He's ready for the delivery
The pitch is on the way
Wright swings and lifts one toward right
Gazelle drifts over slowly...
He is under it now...
And makes the easy catch...
That wraps up the inning
for Negro League II
So After 6 innings
Negro League II has 8 runs,
7 hits and no errors
While FOFC has 3 runs,
7 hits and one error
Negro League II has left 3 stranded
FOFC has failed to bring home 6

Tucker leading off
FOFC would like to get
some runners on base
A. J. is hitting at .298 on the year
He has 78 hits in 262 at bats
His speed has propelled him
to 14 stolen bases
Now set, Tucker waits for the pitch
The lefthander Mathis comes home with it
Curveball in the dirt
Swung on and missed...Strike three
Beckwith fumbles it,
but quickly recovers to tag Tucker
One up, one down here in
the top of the 7th

Coming up for FOFC is Jeff Nights
Nobody on base, one out
Negro League II leads 8 to 3
Mathis squeezes the resin bag...
Peers in
Mathis brings it to the plate
Sharp breaking curveball...
Nights reaches for it...
Hits a two bouncer right to Brown...
Grabs it easily...
Fires a bullet to Wilson at first!
Nights is out easily
And there's two away

Gerald Gazelle, the right fielder,
strides to the plate
Gerald is batting .295 with
8 home runs on the season
He is 3 for 3 today
Mathis studies his sign
Mathis quick pitches him
Slider, down and away...
Gazelle reaches for the pitch...
It's a grounder to the third base side...
Allen is there
IT BOUNCES OVER HIS HEAD!...
Poles is hustling after it...
Gazelle with the big turn...
The throw from Poles goes into second
And Gazelle holds at first

Walking up to the plate now is Potpie
Dan Fouts waits on deck
Potpie is taking his practice swings
Jeeberoni is 0 for 3 this evening
He struck out last time at bat
Potpie waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
The stretch... the 1-1 delivery
Bouncer to third
Allen grabs it
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 5-3
That ends the inning
After 6 and a half innings, Negro
League II leads by 5

It's time for the 7th inning stretch!

The shortstop Brown will
start things off for the Twos
Brown has hit 7 home runs this year
Rodney ready quickly, looks
in for the sign
Here's the 2 strike offering
Curve, a beauty...
Strike three looking!
Rodney punches him out!
One up, one down for Negro League II

Now here's Wilson
Jud takes a couple of practice cuts
Wilson waits patiently
The righthander Rodney delivers
James comes in there with a dipsy-do
And it freezes Wilson
He can't get the bat off his shoulder
as he watches it just catch
the outside corner...
STRIKE THREE!
Two away now for Negro League II
They're ahead by 5
The Twos have 7 hits on the evening

The Twos will send
John Beckwith up to the plate
Beckwith has hit 12 home runs this year
Rodney wastes no time
He has the sign from Hays
James comes home quickly
with the 0-2 offering
Swing and a miss
Struck him out
Number 33 on the season for Rodney
That is the third out for
Negro League II here
in the last of the seventh
The attendance has just been
announced at 34455

As we get ready to start
the top of the 8th
Fouts is talking to Beckwith
Mathis tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
The southpaw's 1-2 delivery
Changeup down low...
Fouts makes contact and
hits one out to left
Spotswood Poles is drifting over...
Now he's under it...
Easy out for Mathis
Negro League II gets the first
out of the inning

Harry Hays will make his way to home plate
He's the catcher for FOFC
Hays is 2 for 3 today
The left-hander Mathis is now ready
Mathis brings it to the plate
Smash to third
Newt Allen boots the ball
He's charged with an error
That's 1 miscue for Allen

So that brings up K. A. Ton
the FOFC left fielder
Ton is batting .243 with 5 HR's this year
Mathis is ready quickly
Here's the southpaw's delivery
It's a rainbow shot toward left
Poles reaches up
Makes the catch!
Didn't have to move an inch
Two down
Beckwith asks for a new ball
He calls time and trots out to the mound
A conference going on between
Beckwith and Mathis

Treacy is up next
Two out with Hays at first
Sean steps out of the batter's
box to get the sign
Treacy is 0 for 2 today
He drew a walk last time up
Treacy is waiting on the pitch
Mathis checks Hays on first
Now the 0-1 pitch
Grounded towards the sack
Allen comes up with it
Over to Wilson
Got him!
Score It: 5-3
That retires the side...
After 7 and a half innings
at Shadowball Stadium
here in Negro League II,
Negro League II has 8 runs,
7 hits and one error
While FOFC has 3 runs,
8 hits and one error
FOFC has left 8 men on base
Negro League II has stranded only 3

Pete Hill stops at the on deck circle
Takes a couple more practice swings
Now heads for the plate
Hill has hit 5 home runs this year
Rodney likes the sign
The windup, the pitch
Hill pounds a grounder toward
Nights at short
Jeff moves in front of it...
Whoops... a bad bounce
But Nights stayed with it
Over to first and Hill is retired
Nice play by the FOFC short stop
FOFC gets the first out
here late in this contest

Nobody on base, one away
Bankhead steps into the batter's box
Bankhead a righty in the batter's box
facing the righthanded Rodney
He's ready
The pitch to Bankhead...
Curve in the dirt... and Bankhead holds up
Looked like he went around from here
But the man in blue says no
Hays appeals to first
Appeal fails
Bankhead will take first on the walk
That's 1 walk today for Bankhead

Bankhead sneaks away from the base
Bankhead held closely by Rodney

Now batting will be Newt Allen
Allen is trying to get comfortable
in the box
Digging that back foot in
Rodney looks down at Hays for the sign
Now he's ready
The pitch is on the way
Back door breaking ball...
And it's in there...
Allen looks at strike three
That's the second out of the inning

The pitcher, Verdell Mathis, is up next
Negro League II ahead 8 to 3
Rodney has the sign from Hays
Now James delivers
Mathis hits a roller to James Rodney
Rodney comes up with it and throws
It's in the dirt
Potpie can't come up with it
That'll be a throwing error on Rodney
That's error number 2 of the game for FOFC

Poles finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
Poles has hit 3 home runs this year
Rodney looks down at Hays for the sign...
Shakes him off once... twice
Now he has the pitch he wants
He brings it home
Liner drilled to second
Treacy tries it
He snares it for the out!
Score It: 4
That's all for the Twos
After 8 full innings,
they lead by 5

Blade will come up to lead
off the top of the 9th
Blade has a .194 average against lefties
Blade is set for the 3-1 pitch
Mathis rocks and fires
Blade hits one on the ground
to the left side
Barrett, who moves well,
is motoring to first
Brown wings it quickly to Wilson...
OUT by a step
While we wait for A. J. Tucker
to get a new bat
Let's check the scoreboard
These scores are final...
Caribbean squeezed by Turn
of Century 3 to 1
Mendez the winner, he's now 5-5
Young takes the loss, his
record drops to 7-7
Negro League I topped AL Post WWII 8 to 5
McDonald the winner, he's now 1-1
Hunter takes the loss, his
record drops to 4-7
Late 20th cuffed Dead Ball Era 5 to 2
AL Pre WWII nipped Left Outs 2 to 1
NL Pre WWII spanked NL Post WWII 11 to 6
Marichal takes the loss, his
record drops to 8-5
Alexander the winner, he's now 9-4
Old Timers nipped Japanese League 7 to 6
OK, let's see if FOFC can get
back in this ballgame
Currently down by 5

Tucker walks up to the plate
Negro League II leads 8 to 3
Verdell is ready
The southpaw Mathis' delivery
on the 0-1 pitch
Curve, paints the corner...
Tucker swings...
Grounder down the left field line
It's past Allen
rolling all the way to the corner
Tucker rounds first...
Heads for second
Poles plays it off the wall
Here's the throw...
Not in time!
Tucker slides in with a double

Now batting will be Jeff Nights
The shortstop is walking to the plate
Tucker kicking up the dirt
at second... one out
Negro League II leads FOFC by 5 runs
Nights is batting .306 with
6 homers this year
Nights readies himself for the pitch
Verdell rocks and fires
Fastball, belt high, away...
Nights goes after it...
There's a fly ball to Poles
Poles is gliding under it...
He flags it down on the run
That's two away

Gazelle, FOFC's right fielder,
is coming to the plate
He is finished with his pre-bat warmup
Jeeberoni Potpie waits on deck
Gazelle is 4 for 4 today
Mathis adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Beckwith
The southpaw Mathis' delivery
Struck him out on a terrible pitch
That bounced in front of the plate!
and Gazelle couldn't hold up his swing!
Almost broke his back trying though...
And that will do it for FOFC
Negro League II wins 8 to 3
Mathis gets credit for the win
Babson takes the loss
The hitting star for Negro League II
was John Beckwith
He was 1 for 4 with a homerun
He also knocked in 3 runs
And that wraps things up
So long from Negro League II.
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:54 PM   #452
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BOXSCORE: 1000 FOFC All Stars At 2001 Negro League II Twos 6/7/1900 All Stars AB R H RBI AVG Twos AB R H RBI AVG A.Tucker CF 5 0 1 0 .299 S.Poles LF 4 2 2 1 .292 J.Nights SS 4 0 0 0 .305 W.Wright CF 3 1 1 1 .323 G.Gazelle RF 5 1 4 1 .302 W.Brown SS 4 1 1 0 .257 J.Potpie 1B 4 0 0 0 .275 J.Wilson 1B 4 1 1 1 .262 D.Fouts 3B 4 1 1 1 .240 J.Beckwith C 4 1 1 3 .257 H.Hays C 4 1 2 1 .353 P.Hill RF 2 1 0 0 .262 K.Ton LF 3 0 1 0 .240 S.Bankhead 2B 3 1 1 0 .295 S.Treacy 2B 3 0 0 0 .289 N.Allen 3B 3 0 0 0 .310 B.Babson P 2 0 0 0 .103 V.Mathis P 4 0 0 0 .167 A-B.Bullock PH 1 0 0 0 .280 J.Rodney P 0 0 0 0 ---- B-B.Blade PH 1 0 0 0 .197 -- -- -- --- -- -- -- --- Totals 36 3 9 3 Totals 31 8 7 6 A-Pinch Hit For Babson In 6th Inning B-Pinch Hit For Rodney In 9th Inning All Stars....... 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 9 2 Twos............ 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 - 8 7 1 All Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET B.Babson LOSS(6-7) 5 6 6 5 1 2 1 72 3.42 A1 C4 J.Rodney 3 1 2 2 4 6 0 55 4.35 C5 Totals 8 7 8 7 5 8 1 Twos IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET V.Mathis WIN(3-4) 9 9 3 3 3 6 3 139 4.02 A1 Totals 9 9 3 3 3 6 3 ATTENDANCE- 34,455 DATE- Thursday, June 7th 1900 TIME- Night T- 2:47 LEFT ON BASE- All Stars: 9 Twos: 5 DOUBLE PLAYS- All Stars: 0 Twos: 1 ERRORS- S.Treacy, J.Rodney, N.Allen DOUBLES- A.Tucker(6th) HOME RUNS- G.Gazelle(8th), D.Fouts(7th), H.Hays(6th), J.Beckwith(12th) STOLEN BASES- S.Poles(28th), S.Bankhead(5th) SACRIFICE HITS- W.Wright WALKS- J.Nights, K.Ton, S.Treacy, S.Poles, P.Hill-2, S.Bankhead, N.Allen STRIKE OUTS- A.Tucker-2, G.Gazelle, J.Potpie, D.Fouts, S.Treacy, S.Poles, W.Wright, W.Brown, J.Wilson, J.Beckwith-2, N.Allen, V.Mathis GIDP- S.Treacy WILD PITCHES- J.Rodney
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We were able to scratch out a much needed win against the Twos...unfortunately, in the process we lost Fozborg for a while. I haven't gotten the news back from the doctors, but I'm sure he'll go on the 15 day DL at least. That's going to hurt. Not counting last nights start, he was pitching very well. I probably should have left him in relief where he was doing well. I just felt he had earned a turn in the rotation, and because we haven't been playing well, I thought a shake up might light a fire or two...

I need to consider calling someone up to help eat the innings. Especially with the way we've been pitching lately.

I wonder if we have anyone down on the farm that could help us for a while until Foz is back in shape....

This would be a good time if anyone reading would like a part time spot on the roster...speak now. I'm going to see if the game will allow me to add a player after the season starts.


Hey coach, if your looking for someone to pitch some innings, John Williams is sitting in that bullpen thinking you forgot about him. He is 5-1 in only 8 starts this season. Just sayin.......
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After tonights loss, Hack Jobb with the National Herald is hounding me for an interview. I can't stand that guy. I'm sure he'll be hounding the players too. With our poor play recently, I haven't had any desire to pick up the paper, but I do know from watching the outfield scoreboards that we are sitting on only a 2 game lead with the Post Nationals and Pre Nationals really picking up their play. We are going to have to do better if we are going to be in the running for the division.

I start looking over the roster and the player stats. I'm viewing them with a much calmer eye then I did when I was venting to Howser, and what I find is ...no glaring weaknesses. Sure we have some guys that aren't playing particularly well, and yes I would like to make a couple changes to see if they would help...but every team has problems in this league - where all star players struggle sometimes to hit .200, and pitchers that keep their ERAs below 4 are doing fantastic.

A few players have spoken up recently saying they would like more regular playing time, and I've really got to take that into consideration. I decide I better call a staff meeting...

Now If I can just remember who my staff is outside of Sal and Dick
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FOFC All-Star Staff Meeting

Howser, Maglie, and the rest of the coaches settle in, and I can see from the expressions on their faces they are expecting to get a earfull from me.

I take a deep breath, take another look at the team stats and say, "Our division lead is shrinking rapidly. Now I knew coming into the season this wasn't going to be easy, and I certainly didn't expect to run away a hide from teams like the Post and Pre Nationals. In fact, like the rest of you I was shocked by our quick start out of the gate. All that said - I hate to see us squander that advantage so quickly. I've looked over the roster and I'm not sure what should change if anything, but I'm open to suggestions..."

There is a long pause as the coachs try to digest what I've said, and decide if I'm waiting for someone to open their mouths and throw out a suggestion before I explode. No-one says anything so I chime in again, " Guys I'm serious about ideas here. For instance, I know that Jeebs has requested to play everyday, and for the most part I think that is warrented. With the exception of exceptionally tough righties, Jeebs will be in the lineup batting cleanup. I also have decided to start Williams tonight. I think some of our issues with poor starting pitching recently might be due to over fatiguing our main 3. Mighty, Babson, and Neilsen all want the ball so bad it's tough to make them sit the extra day, but I think it might be in the teams best interest."

Sal chimes in, "Williams was just asking me when his turn on the hill was going to come again. I like the idea of starting him...shoot he's 5 and 1."

I nod...

The batting coach agrees with the decision to make Jeebs the defacto first baseman and to use Gonzalez as a LH pinch hitter and part time starter. So my suggestions are not only being well received but are facilitating other discussion.

Howser speaks up, "Gazelle has been going nuts, and I know he approached you about playing more. What are you going to do about that?"

"I'm not sure. He is playing extremely well right now, but we've been facing a ton of lefties. I don't know that I can justify starting him in the outfield against a right hander. I mean it's not like Gunner, Pflaggsettler and Tucker aren't producing. I'll see what I can do..."

"What about 2b?" Howser asks...

This one makes me cringe. "this is the one area I am really struggling with. Treacy is hitting, but the defense isn't good enough for the spot, and Blade's defense is great, but not only can't he get hits, he doesn't even get on base. I'd like to peak into our minors and see if there is someone I can add, but for now I think I'll continue to start Treacy, but I may start pulling him earlier for Blades glove. I'll also continue to give Blade a start or two to see if I can't get his bat going."

The batting coach chimes in, "Blade's stroke looks good. He can hit, I'm not sure what is going on with him."

"Me either, we just need him to come around sooner rather than later."

"Terp?" the one word question came from someone, but I couldn't tell who.

I shake my head, "Occasional starter for Nights, to give him a night off. Not much else I can do with this one. Terp can play defense, but not as good as Nights. Plus there is no power in that bat, and right now the average is anemic."

"You still considering a call up here?" Howser querries.

"I don't know if there is anyone ready to be called up." I admit.

"What about the outfield situation?" Sal asks?

"Sal, why do you care about the outfield?"

"The pitchers like it better when Ton isn't out there. His range is pretty limited...well at least compared to the other guys."

"Ton has pretty much become the right handed Gonzalez. He isn't hitting consistently enough to justify starting over the regular 4, but he has some pop, so we'll keep him around for pinch hitting and spot starting."

Things go quiet for a while, so I volunteer "Thirdbase and Catcher are working out ok...so I think that covers the offense." I turn to look at Sal, who squirms a bit, knowing his pitching staff has been sub-par recently.
"I've already stated that we will start Williams tonight. I think we should stretch our rotation out and use Hunter and Williams more..." I leave the statement hanging.

Sal nods but then adds, "I think it's a good idea, but with Foz on the shelf that really shortens our pen. Rodney is going to be toast at this rate if we really do go with a true 5 man turn."

"What are you suggesting?"

"A call up would be nice?"

"I've placed a call to the triple A team, and the manager down there is considering who is ready for the show. No word back. And by the way, it's possible we won't get the call."

"If we can't get someone to eat innings, I think we should go with the expanded rotation most of the time, but if needed Hunter or Williams might have to pitch a few innings in relief, which will shorten our rotation for that week. To prevent that from happening we'll use Rodney more and I'll get the Knowles brothers ready to pitch more innings."

Howser snickers, "Those boys aren't going to like it when you ask them to run more...."

I have to smirk at that, knowing the brothers and their classic screwy closer mentalities, but I also know they will do whatever it takes to win ball games. I hope it's enough.

I dismiss the team and start filling out my lineup for tonight...

CF - Tucker
SS - Nights
......
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Hey coach, if your looking for someone to pitch some innings, John Williams is sitting in that bullpen thinking you forgot about him. He is 5-1 in only 8 starts this season. Just sayin.......


It's funny you posted this. I played the game that will be posted tonight on Tuesday and I used you in the rotation...

Had to get ahead because both of my boys had baseball practice last night - I was at the field from 6 till 9:30

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GAME 65 - June 8 - Radio Broadcast

Welcome to Shadowball Stadium!
And in a moment we'll be ready
for the game between
Negro League II and FOFC
The ump shouts "PLAY BALL!"
We're ready to go here in Negro League II
A. J. Tucker to lead it off for FOFC
Wickware goes into his windup
And here's the 3-1 offering
In the dirt
And Tucker holds up
He draws the walk
Nice way to start out the inning

Tucker sneaks away from the base
Wickware holds the runner

While Persimmon Pflaggstettler
heads for the on deck circle
Jeff Nights makes his way to the plate
Nights looks to Dick Howser for the sign
Wickware steps on the rubber
Here's the 0-2 pitch
Nights sends a scorcher to short
Brown takes it on one hop
Fires to Bankhead for one
Back to Wilson for the double play!
Two down
Beckwith asks for a new ball
He calls time and trots out to the mound
A conference going on between
Beckwith and Wickware

Pflaggstettler walks to the plate
He taps his cleats with the bat
Stepping out, Pflaggstettler
looks into the dugout
Steps back in
Pflaggstettler gets set for the pitch
Frank winds... kicks... and delivers
Pflaggstettler starts... but lays
off the pitch upstairs
Ball four, Wickware walks him

Now here's Potpie
Potpie is hitting .297 against righties
He's in his crouch
Potpie can really swing that wood
Wickware brings it to the plate
Low and away...Swung on...
Lined into center...
Wright coming on fast...
He can't get it...
has to take it on one hop...
Throws it in to second
Score that a single for Potpie
That pitch looked like a fastball
But it sure had a lot of movement on it

Walking slowly up for FOFC is Gunner

The outfield is playing him deep
And shaded to the right
They are showing respect for his power
Stan, a lefty batter, will square
off against Wickware
Of his 8 home runs, 8 are against righties
Gunner waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
The pitch is on the way
Gunner rocks one deep
This is really hit
It's going... going...
FOUL! Man, the wind really robbed Gunner
. . . Gunner back in the box
And here comes the next pitch
Stroked to short
Clean single for Gunner
Pflaggstettler is coming around third
He puts the first run on the board

Now batting will be Palmer
The third baseman for FOFC
Beckwith flashes the sign...
Wickware waves it off...
Now he's happy
It's a full count...
Wickware winds and fires...
He misses outside
Ball four

Billy Bullock steps into the box
Bullock goes through his
routine of settling in
No more room on the bases
Wickware is on the first-base
side of the rubber...
Wickware's righthanded delivery...
It bounces in front of the plate
and gets by Beckwith
Potpie will score, Gunner to third
And Palmer goes to second
on the wild pitch

Billy Bullock steps into the box
Bullock is at .280 on the season
Beckwith flashes the sign to Wickware
The pitch to Bullock...
Bullock sends one way high in the air
It is drifting toward the
first base dugout
Beckwith is over...
Ouch!...
That ball got a fan right
in the breadbasket
He even lost the souvenir
After stopping it with his abdomen
It bounced to a kid a couple seats away
. . . Bullock back in the box
And here comes the next pitch
The batter checks his swing
Here's the appeal
Bullock swung, that's strike three
Bullock isn't happy at all with that call
And we go to the home-half
of the first inning
It's FOFC 2, Twos coming up

Leading off for the Twos
is the left fielder Poles
He'll be followed by Wild Bill Wright
And then Willard Brown
Poles is batting .292 with
3 HR's this year
Williams looks down at
Bullock for the sign
Now he's ready
The southpaw's 0-1 delivery
Over the outside corner
Poles hits the curve right to second...
Blade takes it on the second hop
Fires to 1st...
Poles is out by a couple of steps
One gone for Negro League II

Wild Bill Wright, the center fielder,
strides to the plate
Wright wiggles the bat above his head
John looks for the sign he wants...
Shakes off the first one
But he likes the next
Here comes the cripple pitch
Wild Bill Wright swings
It's a line drive...
Sizzles past Nights into left...
Base hit for Wright...
Gunner is over to cut it off...
Now he tosses it in to the infield
Wright is on with a sharp single

Willard Brown steps in now for the Twos
The All Stars lead in this one, 2-zip
Brown swinging from the right side
of the plate against the lefty Williams
Brown waits patiently
Williams brings it to the plate
The ball is low and outside
Did he go around?
The umpire says no
Ball four
For Brown, that's 1 walk today

That'll bring up catcher
John Beckwith...
FOFC out in front by 2
We're in the bottom of the 1st
Beckwith can't seem to get
settled at the plate
Beckwith, a righthand hitter
Waits patiently for the
pitch from Williams
John checks the runners
Steps off the rubber...

Again he's into the stretch...
The pitch
Grounder topped to short
Taken by Nights
Throw to second for one
To first
Not in time!
Score It: 6-4
Wright takes third
The runner on first, Brown, is out

Coming up to the plate is Wilson
Twos have runners at first and third
Beckwith on first represents the tying run
Wilson a lefty in the batter's box
facing the lefthanded Williams
A battle of lefties...
Jud seems to be relaxed and
ready for the pitch
He steadies his bat now
The lefty Williams delivers
Wilson gets a good cut at it...
He lifts it high and deep toward right
Pflaggstettler is heading back...
At the fence
And he makes the catch for the out!
Williams breathes a sigh of relief
That retires the side...
Wilson fails to come through in the clutch
For Negro League II, No runs, one hit,
no errors and 2 men left on base

Blade is making his way to home plate
He's digging out his "spot"
in the batter's box
He's taking several practice swings

Bending from side to side

Finally, he's ready
Barrett Blade is hitting .200 this year
against righthanded pitchers
He's waiting on the pitch
Still waiting...

Now he steps out of the box...
We have a game of cat and mouse going on
OK, now we're ready to go
as Blade steps back in
It's coming down the pike
Fastball, swung on and missed
Take a seat Mr. Blade!
So one up and one gone

Planting his right foot
Williams is set in the box...

The infield shifts slightly to the left
for the right hand hitting Williams
Williams taps home plate
Looks into the dugout
Now he's ready
The bat is cocked
Wickware winds and delivers
The 1-2 pitch
Swing and a miss
Struck him out
Number 77 on the season for Wickware
Two down
Frank Wickware retires
the first two batters in order

Tucker gets set at the plate
FOFC on top 2 to 0
Wickware is asking for a new ball...
The ump throws him a new one...
Wickware looks in...
Now he's ready
Wickware fires
Grounded towards first
Wilson grabs it
IT'S A RACE TO THE BAG
SAFE!

Tucker takes a walking lead
The runner unable to take a big lead
Wickware keeps looking him back
He's running with the pitch!
Beckwith up from his crouch,
firing down...
Not in time
Tucker is in there with a stolen base
WAIT, Tucker steps off the bag
And Bankhead tags him, he's out!
That wasn't too bright on Tucker's part

It's the bottom of the 2nd
Pete Hill, Negro League II's right
fielder, will lead it off
Sam Bankhead is on deck
Negro League II will try to
cut into FOFC's lead
The All Stars lead by 2
Hill has a .307 average
against lefthanders
He is .262 overall
Hill awaits the delivery
Here's the southpaw's delivery
Change up...
Hill hits a fly ball to right
Pflaggstettler is under it...
He's got it
One away
While we wait for the next batter
Let's see what's happening in other games

Caribbean slipping by Turn
of Century 2 to 0
AL Post WWII slipping by
Negro League I 2 to 0
Dead Ball Era leads Late 20th 1 to 0
Johnson battling Clemens
NL Pre WWII leads NL Post WWII 3 to 2
Old Timers is edging Japanese
League 2 to 1

Coming up for Negro League
II is Sam Bankhead
Nobody on base, one out
Time is called...
Bankhead has asked the ump
to clean the plate
We'll be ready in a second...
OK, now we are ready again
Williams eyes Bankhead intently
Williams is into his rocking motion
Now his left arm comes around
Bankhead tries to hold up, but can't
He pops one into short right
Pflaggstettler is coming in hard...
Blade is racing with his
back to the infield
And neither is going to get it!
Bankhead is on with the
"excuse me" single!

Allen is up now for Negro League II
Allen, a switch-hitter, batting
right-handed against the
lefty John Williams
Bullock flashes the sign...
Williams shakes it off,
he wants another...

Now he's happy
Williams' 1-2 pitch...
It's a rainbow shot toward right
Pflaggstettler reaches up
Makes the catch!
Didn't have to move an inch
That's two away

Two out, Bankhead at first
Coming up is Frank Wickware
Bankhead will be running if it's hit
Williams is on the third-base
side of the rubber...
The southpaw Williams delivers
the 1-2 pitch
Wickware hits a roller to Jeff Nights
Nights comes up with it and throws
It's in the dirt
Potpie can't come up with it
That'll be a throwing error on Nights
That's error number 1 of the game for FOFC

Walking up to the plate now is Poles
Wild Bill Wright waits on deck
Spotswood is hitting at .291 on the year
He has 75 hits in 258 at bats
His speed has propelled him
to 28 stolen bases
Spotswood steadies his bat
Waits patiently for Williams' pitch
John checks the runners
Steps off the mound
Again he's into the stretch
The pitch
Bounced past the mound
Outstanding play by Nights!
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 6-3
That's all for the Twos in the 2nd inning
No runs, one hit, one error
and 2 men left on base...
We head to the 3rd...
FOFC leads 2 to 0

Leading off now for FOFC is Nights
Nights is hitting .301
against righthanders
Nights waits on Wickware
Frank rocks and fires
Curve ball...
Nights swings and misses by a mile
The bottom dropped out of that one!
A wicked pitch!
Negro League II gets the first
out of the inning

That will bring up right fielder,
Persimmon Pflaggstettler
So far this year Pflaggstettler
is batting .299
He has 11 doubles, 3 triples
9 homeruns with 41 RBI's
and 5 stolen bases
Pflaggstettler waits for the delivery
And the delivery by Wickware
Wickware loses him
Pflaggstettler heads down to first
2 walks today for Pflaggstettler

Potpie is up near the batter's box
He is going through his obligatory ritual
Finally, he steps in
Potpie is at .279 on the season
Wickware shakes off two signs
Now he's ready
The pitch is on the way
Bouncer up the middle
Past Sam Bankhead... base
hit into center field!
Pflaggstettler makes the turn at second
Third base coach Dick Howser
tells him to keep a-comin'
Runners at first and third

With Deacon Palmer on deck
Batting now for FOFC is Gunner
Gunner is trying to get comfortable
in the box
Digging that back foot in
Gunner readies himself for the pitch
The righthander Wickware's delivery
Gunner pokes it to right
It drops in front of Hill
FOFC adds to their lead
FOFC on top 3 to 0

Palmer pounds the plate
Now he stares out at Wickware
Palmer a righty in the batter's box
facing the righthanded Wickware
Deacon stands with bat ready
Here's his delivery
Nubber to second
Bankhead comes up with it
Throws to second
He's out
They might turn it . . .
Not in time!
Score It: 4-6
Potpie scores from third!
The runner on first, Gunner, is out
Two gone for FOFC

Two outs, with a man at first
Bullock is the next batter
Bullock is 0 for 1 today
The right-hander Wickware is
set to deliver to Bullock
Here's the 2-1 offering
Base hit to left for Bullock
Dick Howser puts up the stop sign...
Palmer will stay at second

Barrett Blade will get a
crack at Wickware next
John Williams would be up next...
But only if Blade can reach safely
Against righthanders
Blade is hitting .198
He cocks the bat as he peers
out at Wickware
The runners step away from their bases
Here's the righthander's delivery
Grounded towards the bag
Wilson flips to Wickware covering
Score It: 3-1
And that retires the side

The center fielder Wright will
start things off for the Twos
Wild Bill is batting at
.325 with 10 home runs
He is 1 for 1 so far today
Wild Bill waits...
He steps out as Williams takes too long
Now he's back in the box
John winds
Kicks... and delivers
Wright swings on a ball in on his fists
It results in a pop up to first
Potpie is under it...
A few steps to his right...
One hands it for the out
Wright looked bad on that pitch
One up, one down here in
the bottom of the 3rd

Twos' shortstop Brown
is up next
Brown is at .257 on the season
Williams looks down at
Bullock for the sign

Now he's ready...
Now ready, here it is...
Slider, down and away...
Brown reaches for the pitch...
It's a grounder to the third base side...
Palmer is there
IT BOUNCES OVER HIS HEAD!...
Gunner is hustling after it...
Brown with the big turn...
The throw from Gunner goes into second
And Brown holds at first
(Ballpark Double Effect)

John Beckwith is up next
Negro League II's catcher
finds 1 on with 1 out
We'll see how they pitch to Beckwith
Beckwith awaits the delivery
The lefthander Williams delivers
Beckwith slaps a slow bouncer
in front of second
Blade races in
He reaches down
Scoops it up and fires to first
Out!
Brown advances on the play
That's the second out of the inning

Slowly coming up is Wilson
for Negro League II
He is finally in the batter's box
FOFC on top 4 to 0
A base hit should score Brown
Williams squeezes the resin bag...
Peers in
Williams is behind in the count
Here's the 2-0 offering
Fastball, belt high, away...
Wilson goes after it...
There's a fly ball to Pflaggstettler
Pflaggstettler is gliding under it...
He flags it down on the run
That wraps up the inning
for Negro League II
So After 3 innings
FOFC has 4 runs, 6 hits and one error
While Negro League II has no
runs, 3 hits and no errors
Negro League II has left 3 stranded
FOFC has failed to bring home 4

John Williams, A. J. Tucker, and
Jeff Nights are due up
Wickware wastes no time
He has the sign from Beckwith
Windup by Wickware
And the pitch
Strike three called
A curve that broke over
Number 5 for Frank Wickware today
79 on the year
That's one away

Nobody on base, one away
Tucker steps into the batter's box
Tucker is 1 for 1 today
Wickware steps on the rubber...
Looks in for the sign
Wickware brings it to the plate
Fastball... down and away...
NO! It's called a strike
And Tucker is outta there
That's the second out of the inning
Time to check the scoreboard

Caribbean slipping by Turn
of Century 2 to 0
AL Post WWII slipping by
Negro League I 2 to 0
Dead Ball Era is in front
of Late 20th 4 to 1
Rice has hit his 3rd homerun for Late 20th
NL Post WWII is in front
of NL Pre WWII 6 to 3
Old Timers leads Japanese League 2 to 1

Nights coming up for FOFC
Nobody on, two away
Nights swinging from the right side
facing the righty Wickware
Nights waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Now Frank delivers
Changeup down low...
Nights makes contact and
hits one out to center
Wild Bill Wright is drifting over...
Now he's under it...
Easy out for Wickware
1-2-3, nothing across...

Here's Hill to lead off the inning
Before he does, lets check out how
the Twos have been playing lately
Negro League II is 4 and 6
in their last ten games
Hill has 14 doubles this year
Hill is set for the pitch
The pitch on the way, here it is...
Hard ground ball to the mound
Williams comes up with it
Over to Potpie
Got him!
Score It: 1-3
One down for Negro League II
Sam Bankhead is still in
the on-deck circle
and Newt Allen is looking
for a bat in the dugout

One out, nobody on base
Sam Bankhead is the batter
Sam takes a couple of practice cuts
All set, Bankhead is ready for the pitch
The southpaw delivers the 2-2 pitch
Fastball, busted in on the hands
Bankhead manages to get a piece of it
Bouncing it over the mound
Nights cuts it off in front of the bag
Rifles a throw to Potpie...
And Bankhead is called out on a close play
Two down

The third baseman, Newt Allen
will be up next for Negro League II
Allen steps out of the batter's
box to get the sign
Newt is 0 for 1 today
Allen waits for the pitch
The southpaw delivers
There's a fly ball to Persimmon
Pflaggstettler
Pflaggstettler circles under it...
He makes the play
That's all for the Twos
in the bottom of the 4th...
After 4 full innings,
FOFC leads by 4

The FOFC right fielder, Pflaggstettler,
will lead off
He'll be followed by Jeeberoni Potpie
And then Stan Gunner
Wickware adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Beckwith
And the righthander starts to
work on Pflaggstettler
Here comes the pitch
Hard slider, at the knees...
Pflaggstettler clubs a deep
drive to center...
Wright turns, and races back after it...
It goes off the wall!
Pflaggstettler is steaming toward third
Wright has it, throws...
Not in time...
Pflaggstettler has his triple
Number 4 on the year for him

That brings up Jeeberoni Potpie,
the first baseman
Stepping in and then stepping out again
Potpie looks to third for a sign
Potpie is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Wickware
He's waiting for the pitch
The righthander Wickware delivers
Potpie swings...
He rips a ground ball towards Allen
It's by him and twists
into the left field corner
Potpie rounds first...
But he will return quickly
as Poles gets a nice throw in to Bankhead
Allen had no chance at that ball
as he was playing in to cut
off the run at third
The strategy backfired that time

FOFC left fielder, Stan Gunner,
will be up next
He will be followed by Deacon Palmer
One on... no one out
FOFC up by 5
Gunner steps out of the batter's
box to get the sign
Stan is 2 for 2 today
Potpie kicks the dirt at first
Gunner concentrates
He holds the bat down on the end
Here's the 3-0 offering
That's ball four
Gunner will trot down to first
Potpie is now down on second

So with 2 on and no outs
FOFC sends their third baseman,
Deacon Palmer, up to face Wickware
Hard-hitting Billy Bullock is walking
towards the on-deck circle
Palmer scuffs up the lines around the box
Palmer cocks his bat
Frank checks the runners...
Goes into the stretch

The pitch
Drilled on the ground to short
Brown grabs it
Throw to second for one
Could be two . . .
Double Play!
Score It: 6-4-3
And there's two away

Billy Bullock steps into the box
Bullock is 1 for 2 today
Billy singled last time around
He's ready
Now to the belt, here it is...
Wait a minute ... What's going on?
A balk has been called!
Wickware must have done something wrong
The ump caught him in the act!

Billy Bullock steps into the box
The outfield's shaded towards
left for Bullock
He's 1 for 2 today
Frank is ready
Wickware rocks and fires
Bullock hits it sharply on the ground...
into the hole at third
Allen dives for it...
He's up with it...
a strong throw to first...
GOT HIM!!!
A sparkling play by the third
baseman, Newt Allen!
That's all for FOFC
After 4 and a half innings in Negro
League II this afternoon,
FOFC on top 6 to 0

We are going to have a pinch hitter
Buck O'Neil will bat for Frank Wickware
It will be the righthand hitting, O'Neil
against the lefty Williams
O'Neil is hitting southpaws
for a .154 average

Buck O'Neil will step into the
box to start the inning
Negro League II would like to
get some runners on board
Against lefthanders
O'Neil is hitting .154 this season
O'Neil is ready
Williams goes into his windup
Kicks his right leg high...
Curveball in the dirt
Swung on and missed...Strike three
Bullock fumbles it,
but quickly recovers to tag O'Neil
One out
Due up next is Spotswood Poles

Making his way up is Poles
He looks to third first
Now he steps in
The corners are playing in
Spotswood is hitting at .290 on the year
He has 75 hits in 259 at bats
Today, he is 0 for 2
Poles grounded out his last time up
Spotswood is set for the pitch
The southpaw Williams' delivery
on the 1-0 pitch
Poles hits a fly ball to center
A. J. Tucker camps under it
He's got it
That's the second out of the inning
Negro League II needs a win
They are 7th in the standings
14.5 games out of the National lead

And now here's Wild Bill Wright
Willard Brown on deck...
Two outs here in the bottom of the 5th
Wright is 1 for 2 today,
with no strike outs
Williams ready quickly,
looks in for the sign
The lefthander Williams comes home with it
There's a ground ball into the hole
Palmer and Nights converge on it
It's picked by Palmer who fires to first
OUT is the call
Close play!!
That's all for the Twos...
After 5 innings here at Shadowball
Stadium in Negro League II,
FOFC leads 6 to 0
Ray Brown will be coming on to
pitch for Negro League II
Ray has appeared in 15 games this season
with a record of 0-2
In 25 innings, he has an 5.33 ERA
Frank Wickware has finished his work
here this afternoon

Barrett Blade stops at the on deck circle
Takes a couple more practice swings
Now heads for the plate
Blade is a tough man up there at the plate
He's hard to get past in the lineup
Barrett certainly knows how to get on base
He'll make Brown earn his salary
Barrett is ready for the delivery
Here's the windup and the 3-2 delivery
Long fly to center
Wright has a long run...
He's there and hauls it in
Blade is retired on a fairly deep fly
FOFC with one away
Brown steps off the mound as
he waits for John Williams to
come to the plate

Williams walks up to the plate
Ray Brown steps off the
mound toward second
Gives the resin bag a toss
Now he toes the rubber...
He's ready to go
Brown brings it home
Williams cuts on a curve that
misses in the dirt
That ball is trapped nicely by Beckwith
Williams was badly fooled by
Brown's big breaking curve
STRIKE THREE!
John was a little overanxious
That's two away

Tucker coming up for FOFC
Nobody on, two away
Tucker will be batting lefty versus Brown
The switch hitter is 1 for 2 today
.301 average on the year
Last time up A. J. struck out
Brown gets the sign, it's one he likes
Here's the righthander's delivery
Struck him out on a fastball
Tucker goes down swinging
That's it for FOFC
Here at Shadowball Stadium, After
5 and a half innings,
FOFC has 6 runs, 8 hits and one error
While Negro League II has no
runs, 3 hits and no errors
FOFC has left 4 on base
Negro League II has stranded 5

Willard Brown up first for Negro League II
He is a threat to steal if he gets on
Brown is 1 for 1 today
Willard singled last time around
Brown looks very intent...
He stares down at Williams...
Cocks his bat
The lefthander delivers
Brown pulls one to the left side
It's going to scoot on through the infield
Gunner will retrieve it without difficulty
He tosses it back in to second
as Brown retreats to first
after a wide turn

Negro League II catcher, John
Beckwith, is up next
Beckwith is 0 for 2 today,
with no strike outs
Williams is ready quickly
Here's the 2-0 offering
A slider by Williams
Beckwith gets good wood on it...
Gunner back-pedals quickly...
Up with his glove...
Out!
One gone for Negro League II

Jud Wilson moves in to face Williams
1 on, 1 out here in the bottom of the 6th
Wilson is hitting .298 against southpaws
0 for 2 so far this game
He flied out in his last at bat
Wilson readies himself for the pitch
The southpaw delivers the 1-1 pitch
Swung on and hit solidly
Just to the left of Blade
It drops in front of Pflaggstettler
Brown is around third...
Pflaggstettler whips his
throw toward the plate
Cut off by Nights...
Wilson holds at first with an RBI single
Brown got a chance to turn on the "jets"
Blade couldn't quite reach it
34 RBI's for Wilson on the season
34 today

The Twos' right fielder is up next
Negro League II has 1 on board with 1 out
FOFC is set up for two
Williams likes the sign
Williams brings it to the plate
There's a high pop up
drifting into foul ground
it may get out of play
Nights races over
He's over by the stands
Can he get to it???
NO, IT'S A FOUL BALL!!!
. . . Hill back in the box
And here comes the next pitch
Fastball, a dandy...
Steee Rike THREE swinging!
Pete looked like Casey on that pitch
Went for the HIGH CHEESE!
Two down
Bullock asks for a new ball
He calls time and trots out to the mound
A conference going on between
Bullock and Williams

Walking up to the plate now is Bankhead
Newt Allen waits on deck
Williams has the sign from Bullock
The stretch... the delivery
Bankhead grounds one to short
Nights juggles it
Over to first
Sam beats it out!
Nights will get an error on the play
That's error number 2 of the game for FOFC

Settling in at the plate is Allen
Allen is 0 for 2 today,
with no strike outs
Williams with a big 5-run
lead to work with...
He's in bit of trouble here, though!
He brings it home
It's a quail shot headed
towards the outfield
OHHHH, snagged by a retreating
Blade for the out
Outstanding range shown on that play!
And that retires the side
But not before Negro League II gets 1 run
to put an end to John Williams'
hopes of a shutout
After 6 innings, FOFC is still on top, 6-1

Nights saunters to the plate
He does some stretching...
Knocks the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
Beckwith flashes the sign...
Brown waves it off...
Now he's happy
Brown is into his windup
Here's the pitch
Nights hits a fly ball to center
Wild Bill Wright camps under it
He's got it
And there's one away

Now batting will be Persimmon
Pflaggstettler
The right fielder is walking to the plate
Bases empty... one out
FOFC up by 5
Ray peers in for the sign...

Shakes off the first one...
Likes the second one
Now Ray delivers
Pflaggstettler hits a pop
into short right field
Bankhead sprints out
Hill and Wright sprint towards the infield
Pete Hill sticks his glove out and
IT POPS OUT!
The official scorer rules a single

Potpie, the first baseman, moves
into the batter's box

FOFC leads 6 to 1
Jeeberoni is batting at
.286 with 16 home runs
He is 3 for 3 so far today
Brown steps off the rubber...
Adjusts his cap...
Now he's ready
Brown brings it to the plate
Bounced towards the hole
Smooth pickup by Brown
Throw to second for one
On to first
Double Play!
Score It: 6-4-3
That wraps up the inning for FOFC
Time to check out the rest of the scores

Caribbean is in front of
Turn of Century 3 to 0
AL Post WWII is edging Negro
League I 3 to 2
Williams has hit his 12th homerun
for AL Post WWII
Dead Ball Era is in front
of Late 20th 5 to 2
NL Post WWII winning over
NL Pre WWII 9 to 3
Old Timers slipping by Japanese
League 5 to 3
Galvin battling Bessho

It's time for the 7th inning stretch!

Brown, the Twos pitcher,
will step in to start things off
He is no breather for opposing pitchers
Brown swinging from the right side
of the plate against the lefty Williams
Brown waits patiently for the pitch
His bat is coiled
The 2-2 offering...
And Brown will sit down...
strike three called
One away in the bottom of the
7th for Negro League II

Up next for the Twos
The hometown left fielder, Spotswood Poles
Looking for his first hit today
Poles is 0 for 3
Williams looks down at
Bullock for the sign

Now he's ready...
Williams brings it to the plate
Fly ball to center
Tucker is under it
He makes the grab
Two gone for Negro League II

Up now for Negro League II is Wright
Two away, nobody on
Wild Bill will be facing
the southpaw Williams
from the right side of the plate
2 of his 10 home runs come via this route
John Williams on the mound
for the All Stars...
He has pitched deep into this game
Williams has given up 5 hit and 1 runs
Here's the windup and the 3-2 delivery
Fastball... down and away...
Williams just misses the
corner... ball four
That's 2 walks given up by Williams today

Now batting will be Willard Brown
Brown is 2 for 3 today,
with no strike outs
Williams shakes off his sign
Now he's set
He rocks and fires
Grounded down the line
Williams takes the flip from Potpie
Score It: 3-1
And that will do it for Negro League II

Stan Gunner leads off the inning
Gunner is at .281 on the season
Right-hander Brown prepares for the pitch
to the left-handed swinging Gunner
Brown leans back and fires
Checked swing by Gunner
Called ball four
Beckwith motions down to
the third base umpire
He gives the "safe" sign
with no hesitation
Stan walks to lead it off

Deacon Palmer steps up to the plate
Fleet-footed Gunner is at first
The outfield's shaded towards
left for Palmer
He's 0 for 2 today
The count is full, 3-2
The payoff pitch...
The pitch to Palmer...
Base hit to center for Palmer
Third base coach Dick Howser
thinks he can make it...
Here comes Gunner...
The throw is going to third...
Wild Bill Wright throws the
ball away for an error!

Barrett Blade gets the weighted
donut from Bullock
Now Billy saunters to the plate
no outs and 1 on base
Bullock bats in the seventh slot
in the order for FOFC
FOFC ahead 7 to 1
Ray looks for the sign he wants...
Shakes off the first one
But he likes the next
Brown looks back towards second...

The pitch
Swung on...and it's in the
air to the left side
Backing up just a bit is Poles
And he pulls it in
That's one away

Barrett Blade, the second baseman,
strides to the plate
Against righthanders
Blade is hitting .194
Blade is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Brown
He's waiting for the pitch
Brown rocks and fires
Did he check his swing?
YES!
It's a walk

Gonzalez moseys up to the plate
A. J. Tucker is heading for
the on-deck circle
David looks at the sign from
the coach at third
Dick Howser flashes a series of them...
Now Gonzalez taps the bat on home plate
Gonzalez is set for the 3-1 pitch
The pitch is on the way
Looped to left...and it
will drop for a hit
Everybody will move up a spot

Tucker is up now for FOFC
So far this season
Tucker is hitting .276
when facing righthanded pitching
Beckwith flashes the sign...
Brown shakes it off, he wants another...

Now he's happy
Brown fires
STEEE... RIKE THREE!
Brown catches him looking
Tucker doesn't get it done
That's out number two
Twos' pitching coach, Donnie Moore,
is out to talk with Brown

Jeff Nights, the FOFC shortstop,
steps into the batter's box
FOFC on top 7 to 1
He has a chance here to drive
home at least one
Jeff steps out to check for his sign
Now he steps back in
Dick Howser relays the sign
from Benton Breeze
Nights flied out last time up
and now is 0 for 4
Brown looks at the ball...
Steps off the rubber
Throws it in to Beckwith
He wants a new ball
The ump looks at it...

Tosses it aside... throws
a new one to Brown
Now he is ready...
It's a 3-2 count
Here comes the pay-off pitch...
Nights swings on a ball in on his fists
It results in a pop up to short
Brown is under it...
A few steps to his right...
One hands it for the out
Nights looked bad on that pitch
That wraps up the inning for FOFC
So After 7 and a half innings
FOFC has 7 runs, 11 hits and 2 errors
While Negro League II has one
run, 5 hits and one error
FOFC has left 7 stranded
Negro League II has failed to bring home 8

Beckwith will step into the
box to start the inning
Negro League II needs to get
some runners on board
And then they need to get them home!
John is hitting at .253 on the year
He has 55 hits in 217 at bats
This includes 8 doubles, 3 triples
12 home runs and 31 RBI's
Beckwith is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Knowles
He's waiting for the pitch
And the cripple pitch...
It's a wicked breaking ball
Out of the strike zone
Beckwith checks his swing
Bullock appeals to the first base umpire
He held up, ball four
Never a good time for a lead-off walk
But especially not late in the game

Up next for the Twos
The first baseman, Jud Wilson
On-deck is Pete Hill
To be followed by Sam Bankhead
Wilson is trying to get comfortable
in the box
Digging that back foot in
Wilson is waiting
His bat is wiggling slightly
Beckwith is dancing off first
The southpaw Knowles' delivery
Base hit to center for Wilson
Beckwith is rounding second...
But he pulls up quickly as he sees
the sign from Willie Randolph
Beckwith will stay at second

Hill leaves the on-deck circle
And heads to the batter's box
Hill digs in on the left side
of the plate facing the lefty Knowles
Hill waits
Blade comes in a couple steps
Yells something to Knowles
The delivery
There's the heater...
Strike three swinging!
Hill will take his seat
One down, two to go...
Bo Knowles has to bear down now

Sam Bankhead is up next
for Negro League II
One out, bottom of the 8th
FOFC on top 7 to 1
Newt Allen is on deck
Knowles is rubbing the ball up
Now the umpire wants to take a look
No problems found...
Now Knowles gets the sign from Bullock
Now Bo delivers
He rips a grounder to first
Potpie comes up with it
Throw to second for one
On to first
Double Play!
Score It: 3-6-3
We head to the 9th...
The score is still FOFC 7, Twos 1

Persimmon Pflaggstettler stops
at the on deck circle
Takes a couple more practice swings
Now heads for the plate
Persimmon's patience and good
eye have paid off today
He's drawn 2 walks this afternoon
Brown adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Beckwith
Here's his delivery
Pflaggstettler swings and misses
STRIKE THREE!
Brown strikes out Persimmon Pflaggstettler
One down for FOFC
Jeeberoni Potpie is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to
the plate for FOFC

Walking up to the plate now is Potpie
FOFC leading in the game
Potpie has hit 16 home runs this year
Ray Brown has struck out 4 and walked 2
He's rubbing up the ball as he
looks over at Cito Gaston
The righthander Brown delivers
It's a routine fly into center
Wright ranges over and reaches up
He grabs it for the out
Two up, two down

Nobody on, two away
Gunner steps in for FOFC
Gunner is one of the most feared sluggers
Brown looks down at Beckwith
for the sign...
Shakes him off once... twice
Now he has the pitch he wants
Brown brings it home
Fastball, lined to center...
Base hit for Gunner...
Wright over...Grabs it on the big hop...
Fires it back in...
Holding Gunner at first

Deacon Palmer will get a
crack at Brown next
Billy Bullock would be up next...
But only if Palmer can reach safely
Palmer wiggles the bat above his head
Palmer awaits the pitch
Brown's 2 strike pitch...
It is a high hard one...
Palmer goes on a fishin' trip
Strike three swinging!
That one sailed up out of the strike zone
but Palmer couldn't hold back
The All Stars are gone in
the 9th... they get
No runs, one hit, no errors and
one man left on base...
We head to the bottom of the 9th...
FOFC leads 7 to 1

The Twos will get their licks here
in the bottom of the 9th
Newt Allen, Ray Brown, and Spotswood Poles
are scheduled to face FOFC righthander
Jace Kronside
Here's Allen stepping in...
Newt is batting .289 in
45 at bats in 1900
He will be followed by Ray Brown
Waiting for the pitch is Allen
Now the delivery, here is is...
He bunts the ball!
Fouts fields it and fires to first
And he is . . .
OUT!

Cito Gaston brings on Bingo Demoss
to hit for Ray Brown
The Twos are way behind
They need baserunners...
And a lot of them!

Demoss finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
Demoss swinging from the right side
facing the righty Kronside
Right-hander Kronside eyes
the righty Demoss
Here's the 3-2 offering
It's a quail shot headed
towards the outfield
Nights takes off after it...
Leaps...
And Demoss is OUT!
Very impressive range shown on that play!
Jeff is very fine fielder!
Two down, last of the 9th...
The Twos are down to their final out

So that brings up the top of the order
Spotswood Poles will step in
Spotswood is 0 for 4 this summer afternoon
He flied out in his last plate appearance
Poles waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Jace rocks and fires
It's a smash over short
Nights leaps
Just over his outstretched glove
Poles makes a wide turn at first
He will hold at first
The ball comes in quickly

That'll bring up Wild Bill Wright
Things haven't gone well
for Negro League II
They trail FOFC by 6 runs
FOFC leads 7 to 1
Wright is 1 for 3 on the day
He looks around at the FOFC infield
Potpie is kicking the dirt at first
Fouts is even with the bag at third
Blade and Nights are ready
with hands on knees
at second and short
He's ready
And the delivery by Kronside
The ball is low and outside
Did he go around?
The umpire says no
Ball four
For Wright, that's 2 walks today

Brown settles in at the plate
Brown grips the bat handle
Brown waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
A check on the runners... the pitch
Grounded towards the bag
Potpie to Kronside covering first
Score It: 3-1
And that will do it for Negro League II
FOFC wins 7 to 1
Williams gets credit for the win
Wickware takes the loss
The hitting star for FOFC
was Stan Gunner
He was 3 for 3
And that wraps things up
So long from Negro League II.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:13 PM   #458
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BOXSCORE: 1000 FOFC All Stars At 2001 Negro League II Twos 6/8/1900 All Stars AB R H RBI AVG Twos AB R H RBI AVG A.Tucker CF 4 0 1 0 .299 S.Poles LF 5 0 1 0 .290 J.Nights SS 5 0 0 0 .298 W.Wright CF 3 0 1 0 .323 P.Pflaggstettler RF 3 3 2 0 .304 W.Brown SS 4 1 2 0 .262 J.Potpie 1B 5 3 3 1 .284 J.Beckwith C 3 0 0 0 .253 S.Gunner LF 3 1 3 2 .286 J.Wilson 1B 4 0 2 1 .266 D.Palmer 3B 4 0 1 1 .308 P.Hill RF 4 0 0 0 .258 J.Kronside P 0 0 0 0 .000 S.Bankhead 2B 4 0 1 0 .295 B.Bullock C 4 0 1 0 .279 N.Allen 3B 4 0 0 0 .283 B.Blade 2B 3 0 0 0 .193 F.Wickware P 1 0 0 0 .103 J.Williams P 3 0 0 0 .050 A-B.O'Neil PH 1 0 0 0 .103 B-D.Gonzalez PH 1 0 1 0 .301 R.Brown P 1 0 0 0 .000 B.Knowles P 0 0 0 0 ---- D-B.Demoss PH 1 0 0 0 .167 C-D.Fouts 3B 0 0 0 0 .240 -- -- -- --- -- -- -- --- Totals 35 7 12 4 Totals 35 1 7 1 A-Pinch Hit For Wickware In 5th Inning B-Pinch Hit For Williams In 8th Inning C-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Knowles In 9th Inning D-Pinch Hit For Brown In 9th Inning All Stars....... 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 - 7 12 2 Twos............ 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 7 1 All Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET J.Williams WIN(6-1) 7 5 1 1 2 3 0 103 3.59 A1 D3 B.Knowles 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 17 5.18 D4 D7 J.Kronside 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 22 1.89 D8 Totals 9 7 1 1 4 4 0 Twos IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET F.Wickware LOSS(2-9) 5 8 6 6 5 6 0 99 7.73 A1 C7 R.Brown 4 4 1 1 2 5 0 78 4.91 C8 Totals 9 12 7 7 7 11 0 ATTENDANCE- 18,967 DATE- Friday, June 8th 1900 TIME- Day T- 2:58 LEFT ON BASE- All Stars: 8 Twos:11 DOUBLE PLAYS- All Stars: 1 Twos: 3 ERRORS- J.Nights-2, W.Wright TRIPLES- P.Pflaggstettler(4th) CAUGHT STEALING- A.Tucker WALKS- A.Tucker, P.Pflaggstettler-2, S.Gunner-2, D.Palmer, B.Blade, W.Wright-2, W.Brown, J.Beckwith STRIKE OUTS- A.Tucker-3, J.Nights, P.Pflaggstettler, D.Palmer, B.Bullock, B.Blade, J.Williams-3, P.Hill-2, B.O'Neil, R.Brown GIDP- J.Nights, J.Potpie, D.Palmer, S.Bankhead BALKS- F.Wickware WILD PITCHES- F.Wickware
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Old 09-07-2007, 05:41 AM   #459
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The decision to go with Williams appears to be a good one, as he pitches a gem and goes to 6 and 1. But any good-feelings have following the game are tempered because we go from playing the Twos (a below average team) to playing the Ones (a team that last I checked was in first place in the other division). This will be a much different test for us, and one quite frankly we need to do well in. We've dominated the below average clubs - 9 and 1 vs Japan and 7 and 1 vs the Twos, but the good teams are beating our brains in (and the Ones are a good team).

One thing we have going for us...the Ones have some very dangerous LH bats...Lloyd, Charleston, Torriente, and Leonard, and while their RH hitters Wells, DiHigo and Gibson are good - only Gibson is dominating (Bell is a switch hitter and Stearnes is hurt). We will be throwing our 2 big lefties against them in the first 2 games of thes series. Hopefully that will pay off. Nielsen gets the ball tonight, followed by Mighty...right now I'm leaning towards skipping Babson for 1 start and working in Hunter, but Let's see what happens in the first 2 games.
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:29 AM   #460
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SPORTS


SUMMER SHOWDOWN
by Hack Jobb

It's just early June, but we already have a huge series stairing us in the face. The first place FOFCers vs the Negro League Ones. The FOFCers are currently clinging to a 2 game lead, while the Ones are leading by...well - 1.

The early portion of the season has gone very differently for the two teams. The FOFCers jumped out to a big lead, getting up by 6 games early. Behind the fantastic pitching of Neilsen, Mighty and Babson and the table setting of Nights and Tucker combined with the power and timely hitting of Potpie, Pflagsettler, Gunner, and more. But lately the team has struggled, and it has been difficult to put a finger on why.

A quick look into the stats tells us, it's the hitting. The team is in the bottom 3rd in all of baseball for batting average, and while the teams homeruns are in the top third, they are closer to half the number of team closest to them in the divsion, the Post Nationals, who have around 140.

So the hitting is letting them down...right?

In some cases yes, but look at the batting averages of the starters, .298, .299, .304, .284, .286, .279, .353, and 4th outfielder Gazelle is hitting over .300 as well. Now some of the backups have been lacking, but they aren't getting enough at bats anymore to be the root cause. The biggest problem offensively, appears to be leaving runners on base and not getting on base enough. The batting averages are good, but the OBP isn't that good. Tucker for instance is in the league leaders for strike outs, and while he also leads the league in at bats, you still would prefer he put the bat on the ball a little more.

The pitching has been fine!

For most of the season yes. Neilsen and Mighty still rank in the top ERAs, and if not for his last two outings being terrible, Babson would still be there. Williams has pitched real well when given an opportunity and Hunter, who hasn't been great, has given the team a chance to win most nights he's on the hill. But in this recent slide, not even the big 3 starters could aviod getting lit up like a roman candle. All took there lumps, and now they need to regain their composure to hang on to the division lead.

Well the pen has been bad then?

The Pen hasn't been outstanding, but Kronside and Sammy Knowles have been solid at the tail end of the pen. Bo Knowles and Rodney are pitching better and Fozzborg was fantasic in long relief before the injury.

What about the defense?

Now we might have hit on something. Other than the typical starting outfield and catchers, the rest of the teams defense is woeful right now. Potpie, who is a very good defender has struggled and of all the first basemen with enough attempts to register on the fielding matrix, he's the worst. Treacy can commiserate because he is the worst defensive second baseman. Nights is middle of the pack and Palmer, well...let's just say, he isn't the worst at his spot - But he's close.

To continue to play well the All-Stars need to get more timely hitting and the defense has got to improve. I talked with FOFCers Dick Howser who said, "We are aware of our short comings. We've had many discussions about them recent and we have a plan in mind on how to deal with them." He refused to elaborate on that plan.

Now the Negro League Ones have been scratching and clawing all season long, and somehow find themselves in first place. The Deadballers, the Old Timers and the Late 20s are all breathing down their necks, but the Ones continue to go about their business and continue to stay right at the top.

The lineup for the Negro League team is amazing...Bell, Lloyd, Charleston, Gibson, Leonard, Wells, Torriente, DiHigo. Not only can they all hit, but they can all run, so when they are on base they are a threat to get into scoring possition with a steal, or to score from first on a single. The bench isn't bad either with Biz Mackey, Ray Dandridge, Mule Suttles and more. Heck, the Ones have been able to stay in or around first without Turkey Stearnes, who's was placed in the 15 day DL about a week ago, and Stearnes can rake.

Did I mention that the speed of the Ones translates into great defense. It if very difficult to get a ball to drop between Charleston, Bell and Torriente in the outfield. And the infield isn't lacking...

The pitching staff is pretty darn good too, and that good defense doesn't hurt. Paige is the man for the Ones, even though his stats might not indicate it. Williams and Rogan give the Ones a chance to win every time out, as does Smith and Rube Foster, only to a lesser extent. The pen in tough with Bill Foster taking care of lefties and MacDonald shutting down the righties.

The Ones are going to be in a struggle all season long, but they have performed consistently and I think they will continue to do so.

This should is going to be a Much Watch series...and I'll be watching for sure.
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GAME 66 - June 9 - Radio Broadcast



Welcome to FOFC Stadium!
And in a moment we'll be ready
for the game between
FOFC and Negro League I
The ump shouts "PLAY BALL!"
We're ready to go here in FOFC
Cool Papa Bell to lead it
off for Negro League I
The southpaw delivers the 2-0 pitch
It's a high pop just behind the plate
Hays, Potpie, and Palmer all
converge on the ball
THEY COLLIDE!!
And the ball drops untouched
No error charged
. . . Bell back in the box
And here comes the next pitch
Good slider, inside part of the plate
Bell gets the bat on it...
Slams a sharp grounder to the right side
Treacy grabs it...
Throws to first...
OUT!
And there's one away

Nielsen glares in at Lloyd as he steps in
Now he's ready to go
Lloyd is batting .276 with
2 homers this year
The left-hander Nielsen is now ready
Here's his delivery
It's a high fly into left
Gunner ranges to his right
Reaches up, and takes it for the easy out
Two up, two down for Negro League I

Charleston digs in at the plate
Ready now for Nielsen to come set
Charleston wiggles the bat above his head
Oscar steadies his bat
And waits patiently for Nielsen's pitch
The pitch to Charleston...
High heater from Nielsen...
Charleston cuts at it...
Hits a bouncer right side...
It goes by the diving Treacy and Potpie
It's into right for a single
Charleston takes his turn
and holds at first

Stepping in the batter's box, Gibson
Charleston at first, two away
Gibson needs to get on...
He has a .424 on base percentage
Nielsen is on the third-base
side of the rubber...
Nielsen brings it to the plate
Base hit to center for Gibson
Bill Madlock is waving Charleston
to third...
The throw is cut off...
That holds Gibson at first

Two on, two outs...
Leonard steps to the plate
Nielsen squeezes the resin bag...
Peers in
The 3-1 delivery by the lefthander
Bouncer in the hole
and past Nights into left field
Base hit to the opposite field!
Charleston will score
Negro League I is first to draw blood
in this evening's game

Walking up to the plate now is Wells
Negro League I leading in the game
Wells scuffs up the lines around the box
Nielsen tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
The southpaw Nielsen's delivery
on the 3-2 pitch
Wells swings and lifts one toward center
Tucker drifts over slowly...
He is under it now...
And makes the easy catch...
That's it for Negro League I
here in the top of the 1st
They leave 2 runners stranded
Negro League I has one run,
3 hits and no errors
While FOFC has no runs,
no hits and no errors

The center fielder, A. J. Tucker,
leads off for the All Stars
Negro League I scored 1 run
in the top half of the first
They lead 1 to nothing
Tucker grips the bat handle
He's ready
The righthander Rogan's delivery
Tucker starts... but lays
off the pitch upstairs
Ball four, Rogan walks him

That'll bring up shortstop
Jeff Nights...
Negro League I drew first blood
in their half of the first
Nights can't seem to get
settled at the plate
He's ready
Rogan looks at the runner
The pitch
The runner goes with the pitch!
It's the hit and run!
Smashed to short
Lloyd comes up with it
Throws to second
He's out
Over to first
Not in time!
Score It: 6-4
The runner on first, Tucker, is out
One gone for FOFC

All Stars' right fielder Pflaggstettler
is up next
So far this season
Pflaggstettler is hitting .322
when facing righthanded pitching
Rogan is asking for a new ball...
The ump throws him a new one...
Rogan looks in...
Now he's ready
Rogan goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Nights
He lobs one to Leonard...
Nights is back easily
We're ready again
Now Rogan comes home
And Pflaggstettler will sit down...
strike three called
Two down

Potpie gets set at the plate
Potpie is hitting .308 against righties
Potpie waits patiently for the pitch
His bat is coiled
He's into the stretch
Looks over at first
Quick throw!...
Nights dives back in!...
SAFE!
Leonard tosses it back to Rogan
Now here's the pitch
Back door breaking ball...
And it's in there...
Potpie looks at strike three
That's three outs, side retired

Cristobal Torriente, Martin Dihigo, and
Bullet Joe Rogan are due up
Torriente looks down toward
the third base coach
Now set, Torriente waits for the pitch
The All Stars' southpaw winds and delivers
Swung on, liner towards second...
Treacy leaps...
He can't come up with it!
No chance for either Treacy
or Pflaggstettler
That one had base hit written all over it

Torriente takes a short lead
against the lefty Nielsen
Nielsen tosses another quick
one to first...
Even the speedy Torriente looks
a bit tentative now...
He doesn't seem to be getting a great lead

Martin Dihigo moves in to face Nielsen
1 on, no outs here in the top of the 2nd
Martin, a right-handed hitter,
will face the lefty Nielsen
Of his 4 home runs, 2 are
against southpaws
Dihigo readies himself for the pitch
Nielsen rocks and fires
Dihigo swings and lifts a loud
foul, straight back
Hays gives chase...
He's at the screen...
No chance for this one
as it lands high up on the netting
. . . Dihigo back in the box
And here comes the next pitch
A slider by Nielsen
Dihigo gets good wood on it...
Pflaggstettler back-pedals quickly...
Up with his glove...
Out!
One down for Negro League I
Bullet Joe Rogan is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to the
plate for Negro League I

Rogan squares to lay one down
The pitch is high and tight
Rogan somehow gets the bunt down
Palmer picks it up
Fires to first in time for the out
What a bunt by Rogan!
Credit him with a sacrifice
That's the second out of the inning
Time to check the scoreboard

NL Post WWII and Caribbean
are deadlocked at 1
Gibson and Cuellar currently dueling
Japanese League is edging
AL Post WWII 2 to 1
Old Timers clipping Dead Ball Era 5 to 1
Brouthers has hit his 3rd
homerun for Old Timers
Left Outs is on top of Negro
League II 2 to 0
NL Pre WWII is on top of
Turn of Century 2 to 0
AL Pre WWII is edging Late 20th 1 to 0
Lyons and Johnson currently dueling
And here in FOFC Negro League
I ahead 1 to 0

Bell now at the plate
Pop Lloyd waits on deck
A base hit should score Torriente
Nielsen steps on the rubber
The southpaw delivers
It's in on the wrists
Cool Papa tried to hold up
Now it appears he will be awarded first...
Yes, Nielsen walks him

Lloyd heads to the plate
for Negro League I
The infield is at regular depth
Lloyd is 0 for 1 today
Pop flied out last time around
Pop is set for the pitch
Rob checks the runners...
Goes into the stretch

The pitch
Lloyd takes the pitch...
That one is low for a ball... WAIT
The umpire says that one caught the knees
He punches Lloyd out
That wraps up the inning
for Negro League I
By the way, Negro League I is 6
and 4 in their last ten games

Leading off now for FOFC is Gunner
We'll see how they pitch to Gunner
He's ready for the delivery
The righthander Rogan delivers
Curveball, breaking in on him
DOWN HE GOES!...
It missed him for ball four
Gunner's slow getting up...
Here comes Tay Pemup the trainer...
He looks OK, just shaken up a bit...
Gunner heads down to first

Now batting will be Deacon Palmer
Palmer looks down toward the third
base coach, Dick Howser
Palmer cocks his bat
It's a 3-2 count
Here comes the pay-off pitch...
Low, ball four...
Palmer takes first

Hays is up now for FOFC
Hays a righty in the batter's box
facing the righthanded Rogan
Bullet Joe peers in for the sign...

Shakes off the first one...
Likes the second one
Rogan stretches, checks his runners
The pitch...
Fastball up in the strike zone
Strike three looking!
That ball was right in Hays' wheelhouse
But he was obviously fooled on it
With one down, up next is Sean Treacy
To be followed by Rob Nielsen

The second baseman, Treacy,
comes to the plate
FOFC fans now have something
to cheer about
Only one out
This is a good opportunity
for the All Stars
Treacy digs in from the left side
of the plate against the righty Rogan
Treacy tells the umpire he's ready
Rogan fires
And Treacy will sit down...
strike three called
Negro League I gets the second
out of the inning

Nielsen moseys up to the plate
A. J. Tucker is heading for
the on-deck circle
Rogan has the sign from Gibson
Way ahead in the count
Rogan turns the 0-2 pitch loose
Nielsen swings awkwardly... strike three
Rogan took something off
of that breaking ball
He had Nielsen way out in front
After 2 innings
Negro League I ahead 1 to 0

The Negro League I left
fielder, Charleston,
will lead off
He'll be followed by Josh Gibson
And then Buck Leonard
Home plate is covered with dirt
The ump cleans it off
Waiting for the pitch is Charleston
Nielsen is into his wind-up
And the 3-2 pitch is on its way...
Ball four... Rob Nielsen walks him
FOFC will have to watch Charleston
Speed on the bases
Negro League I would like to add to their
slim 1 run margin

Taking his lead is Charleston
Charleston takes a walking
lead off first...
And Nielsen fires it behind him...
Charleston's a dead duck...
He's outta there!!
He's definitely embarrassed as he trots in

Planting his right foot
Gibson is set in the box...

The infield shifts slightly to the left
for the right hand hitting Gibson
Looking to Bill Madlock for a sign
Gibson is ready
Now ready, here it is...
Ball four is the call
Nielsen can't believe the call
And barks at the home plate umpire
The ump points out at Nielsen
Gibson takes first base

Buck Leonard steps in against Nielsen
Left-hander against left-hander
Leonard is looking for another hit
He has 1 hit so far today
He is hitting .273 on the year
The bat is cocked
It's coming down the pike
Leonard connects on the curve...
This one is really smoked...
Pflaggstettler starts back...
Now he just stops to look
Leonard got all of this one....
See ya, It's a home run!
Gibson scores in front of him

One away, nobody on base
Wells stands ready at the plate
Wells digs in from the right side
of the plate against the southpaw Nielsen
Wells is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Nielsen
He's waiting for the pitch
The pitch is on the way
There's a high pop down
the left field line
It's going to go into foul territory
Palmer and Nights are chasing
it down the line
Palmer makes the catch
over his shoulder going away
Two down
Hays asks for a new ball
He calls time and trots out to the mound
A conference going on between
Hays and Nielsen

Up now for Negro League I is Torriente
Two away, nobody on
Torriente is 1 for 1 today
Nielsen gets the sign from Hays
He is 3rd in the league in strike outs
He has 105 on the season
The southpaw Nielsen delivers
the 3-1 pitch
Ground ball to the left side...
Nights scoops it up
Over to first for the putout
And that will do it for Negro League I

A. J. Tucker will step into the
box to start the inning
FOFC would like to get some
runners on board
Tucker is at .299 on the season
Rogan adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Gibson
The righthander delivers
Screaming liner towards second
Dihigo makes a great catch!
Score It: 4
Rogan retires the first batter to
face him in the bottom of the 3rd

Slowly coming up is Nights for FOFC
He is finally in the batter's box
Negro League I on top 3 to 0
Nights goes through his routine
of settling in
Nights gets ready for Rogan's pitch
His bat is cocked
And the delivery by Rogan
Curve in the dirt... and Nights holds up
Looked like he went around from here
But the plate umpire says no
Gibson asks the first base ump's opinion
He says Nights went around
Strike three, swinging
Two down
Rogan retires two in a row

Pflaggstettler, FOFC's right fielder,
is coming to the plate
He is finished with his pre-bat warmup
Jeeberoni Potpie waits on deck
Pflaggstettler has hit 9
home runs this year
Gibson flashes the sign...
Rogan shakes it off, he wants another...

Now he's happy
Rogan brings it to the plate
Strike Three!
Rogan has now struck out 7
and we are only in third inning!
Rogan makes quick work of the All Stars...
They go down, 1-2-3
After 3 full innings of play,
it's 3-0 Ones

Rob Nielsen, out there on
the mound for FOFC
prepares to face Martin Dihigo
to get the 4th inning underway
here in FOFC Stadium
Dihigo is trying to get comfortable
in the box
Digging that back foot in
Dihigo awaits the delivery
The lefthander Nielsen comes home with it
Baltimore chop
Into center for a single!

Bullet Joe Rogan, the pitcher,
strides to the plate
Bullet Joe takes a couple of practice cuts
Left-hander Rob Nielsen prepares
for the pitch
to the right-handed swinging Rogan
Nielsen's into the stretch...

Looks over at first
Quick throw!
Dihigo dives back in!...

SAFE!...

Potpie tosses it back to Nielsen
Now here's the pitch
The Ones try the hit and run!
Rogan rolls one toward Sean Treacy
He scoops it and fires to first...
Close play
OUT, says the first base umpire
The first base coach throws his hands up
in disbelief
And there's one away

Now batting will be Cool Papa Bell
The center fielder is walking to the plate
Dihigo kicking up the dirt
at second... one out
Negro League I up by 3
Cool Papa is hitting at .364 on the year
He has 95 hits in 261 at bats
Negro League I's leadoff hitter
has scored 43 runs this year
All set, Bell is ready for the pitch
Treacy comes in a couple steps
Yells something to Nielsen
The delivery
Curve in the dirt... and Bell holds up
Looked like he went around from here
But the plate umpire says no
Bell will take first on the walk
Number 2 today for Bell

Pop Lloyd is up next
Negro League I's shortstop
finds 2 on with 1 out
FOFC has the outfield shaded towards right
Lloyd is 0 for 2 today
Nielsen gets the sign, it's one he likes
A quick check of the runners...
And the pitch
Swung on...and it's in the
air to the right side
Backing just a bit is Pflaggstettler
And he pulls it in
Two gone for Negro League I

Oscar Charleston steps into the box
Before getting ready
Charleston checks out the
defensive alignment
Oscar is ready for the delivery
The lefty Nielsen delivers
It's in the dirt and bounces away
Both runners will move up without a throw
Wild pitch

Oscar Charleston steps into the box
Charleston is at .289 on the season
Nielsen looks down at Hays for the sign

Now he's ready...
Here's the southpaw's delivery
Charleston goes after Nielsen's
fastball...
He gets under it a little...
But it is going way back in left-center
Tucker is retreating after it quickly
He is right at the fence...
He goes up after it...
And brings it down in the webbing!
Oscar just missed a homer on that one
Only a long out for the Negro
League I left fielder
That ends the inning for Negro League I
Negro League I has 3 runs,
6 hits and no errors
While FOFC has no runs,
no hits and no errors
They have now stranded 6 baserunners

As we get ready to start
the bottom of the 4th
Potpie is talking to Gibson
Potpie is at .282 on the season
He is hitting .306 against righties
Bullet Joe is ready
With a 1-1 count... here's the pitch
Letterhigh, hard slider...
Swung on...
It's a line drive belted toward Wells
It's by him...
Charleston comes in...
Plays it off his chest
Recovers quickly, throwing into second
Good defensive recovery
Keeping Potpie to a single

Nobody out, Potpie at first
Now up is Gunner
Gunner is one of the most feared sluggers
Rogan is slow to get ready

He has a 4.53 ERA this year
Now he's ready
Rogan checks Potpie on first...
The 0-2 delivery
A high bouncer to Leonard
He makes a one handed grab
Over to Lloyd for one...
Back to Leonard for the deuce!
Negro League I ahead 3 to 0 with two away
Let's check some other scores as well

NL Post WWII and Caribbean
are deadlocked at 1
Japanese League and AL Post
WWII are deadlocked at 2
Sugishita and Newhouser currently dueling
Old Timers clipping Dead Ball Era 5 to 1
Left Outs with the lead over
Negro League II 5 to 2
Jenkins comfortably ahead for Left Outs
NL Pre WWII is beating Turn
of Century 7 to 3
AL Pre WWII is in front
of Late 20th 3 to 0

Next up is Deacon Palmer, the
FOFC third baseman...
If he gets on, Harry Hays would bat next
Palmer digs in on the right side
of the plate facing the righty Rogan
Palmer waits for the pitch
Now Bullet Joe delivers
Sinking fastball...
Palmer swings...
Raps a hard ground ball
right at Lloyd...
He snares it easily, throws to first...
Out by a step
And that retires the side

Gibson comes to the plate leading off
Gibson is at .322 on the season
Nielsen studies his sign
Nielsen's windup... the delivery
Fly ball to left
Gunner is under it
He makes the grab
One up, one down for Negro League I

The first baseman, Buck
Leonard, is up next
Leonard swinging from the left side
facing the southpaw Nielsen
Nielsen has the sign he wants
Nielsen goes into his windup
Here it comes
Drilled on the ground to the mound
Nielsen comes up with it
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 1-3
That's two up, two down

Two away, nobody on
Wells comes to the plate
for Negro League I
Willie comes to the plate batting .294
with 5 home runs

He is 0 for 2 so far today
Time is called...
Don't know what for...

Now we appear ready
Nielsen goes into his windup
Kicks his right leg high...
It's a Texas Leaguer to left
Here comes Gunner...
He is really motoring...
He reaches down...
But catches it on one hop!
Wells is on with a bloop single to left

Making his way up is Torriente
Torriente is batting seventh
in the order today
He is hitting only .245 so far this year
He does have good speed
Torriente awaits the pitch
The lefthander delivers
Changeup...
Ties Torriente up in knots
An awkward swinging strike three!
That retires the side...
After 4 and a half innings at FOFC Stadium
here in FOFC,
Negro League I has 3 runs,
7 hits and no errors
While FOFC has no runs,
one hit and no errors
Negro League I has left 7 men on base
FOFC has stranded only 3

The All Stars will get their licks
here in the bottom of the 5th
Harry Hays, Sean Treacy, and Rob Nielsen
are scheduled to face Negro League
I righthander Bullet Joe Rogan
Here's Hays stepping in...
Hays is 0 for 1 on the day
He looks around at the Negro
League I infield
Leonard is kicking the dirt at first
Wells is even with the bag at third
Dihigo and Lloyd are ready
with hands on knees
at second and short
Hays is set
The pitch on the way, here it is...
He rips a grounder to short
Lloyd comes up with it
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 6-3

Nobody on, one away for FOFC
Up now is Treacy
Rogan adjusts his cap...
Now he's set
Here's the 3-1 pitch
It's a smash over first
Leonard leaps
Just over his outstretched glove
Treacy makes a wide turn at first
He will hold at first
The ball comes in quickly

Nielsen squares as Rogan
delivers the pitch
Willie Wells charges and picks up the bunt
He fires to first
Just in time to nail Nielsen,
the sacrifice works
That's two away

The All Stars' center fielder is up next
FOFC has 1 on board with 2 outs
Tucker is at .297 on the season
Gibson flashes the sign...
Rogan waves it off...
Now he's happy
Rogan brings it to the plate
Tucker hits a three hopper
towards Bullet Joe Rogan
Rogan scoops it and fires
it to first for the out
That's all for the All Stars
No runs, one hit, no errors and
one man left on base...
After five complete...
Negro League I on top 3 to 0

Martin Dihigo up first for Negro League I
He is a threat to steal if he gets on
The righthander, Dihigo has
an average of .278
His success against lefties, like Nielsen
is better, however, at .389
Rob gets the sign from Hays
And the lefthander is into his windup
Here's the pitch...
Hard inside slider...
The swing...
Dihigo hits a grounder into the hole
Potpie makes an incredible stop...
But he's in no position to make a throw
Score that a single
Through the drawn in infield!

Rogan showing bunt...
He lays it down
Jeeberoni Potpie looks at second
But goes to first...
Out... Dihigo advances to 2nd
A sacrifice for Bullet Joe Rogan
One away
While we wait for the next batter
Let's see what's happening in other games

NL Post WWII is on top of Caribbean 3 to 1
AL Post WWII is edging Japanese
League 3 to 2
Old Timers is beating Dead Ball Era 5 to 1
Left Outs leads Negro League II 6 to 5
Jenkins battling Redding
NL Pre WWII besting Turn of Century 9 to 4
AL Pre WWII is on top of Late 20th 3 to 1

Bell saunters to the plate
Does some stretching...
Kicks the imaginary dirt from his spikes
Now he steps into the batter's box
Bell gets set
He's 0 for 1 so far
Cool Papa waits...
He steps out as Nielsen takes too long
Now he's back in the box
It's a full count...
Nielsen winds and fires...
Inside for ball four
And Bell walks
That's 5 walks given up by Nielsen today

Now here's Lloyd
Lloyd is batting .272 with
2 HR's this year
Nielsen looks down at Hays for the sign
Now he's ready
Now Rob delivers
Dribbler to the mound
Nielsen grabs it
Throw to second for one
To first
Not in time!
Score It: 1-4
Dihigo takes third
The runner on first, Bell, is out
And there's two away

Oscar Charleston plants his left foot
The lefthanded left fielder for
Negro League I appears set
Oscar steps out of the batter's
box to get the sign
Charleston is 1 for 2 today
He flied out last time up
Nielsen wastes no time
He has the sign from Hays
Now to the belt, here it is...
Hit in the air to center
A. J. Tucker trying to get to it
He grabs it
Nice play!
Score It: 8
That retires the side...
Charleston fails to come
through in the clutch
For Negro League I, No runs, one hit,
no errors and 2 men left on base

Jeff Nights stepping in
He will be the first batter for FOFC
We are in the bottom of the 6th
Negro League I ahead 3 to 0
Nights steps out of the batter's
box to get the sign
Jeff is 0 for 2 today
Jeff seems to be relaxed and
ready for the pitch
He steadies his bat now
Rogan's 3-2 pitch...
Jeff Nights swings
He hits a long drive
This one may be out of here...
Back, back, back...
It's CAUGHT!
Charleston robs the All Stars
with a great catch at the fence
Negro League I gets the first
out of the inning

Pflaggstettler is ready to face Rogan
Against righthanders
Pflaggstettler is hitting .318
All set, Pflaggstettler is
ready for the pitch
Rogan brings it to the plate
Ground ball to the left side...
Lloyd scoops it up
Over to first for the putout
Two gone for FOFC

Potpie finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
Potpie is 9th in the league
in homeruns with 16
Charleston is deep in left
Bell is deep in center
and Torriente is similarly
stationed in right
Potpie waits for the pitch
The windup, and the 2-1 pitch
Sinking fastball...
Potpie swings...
Raps a hard ground ball
right at Wells...
He snares it easily, throws to first...
Out by a step
That's all she wrote
A three up, three down inning
So After 6 innings
Negro League I on top, 3-0

Here is Josh Gibson to start
it off for Negro League I
Gibson grips the bat handle
Nielsen is having a fine year so far
His 8 victories make him
5th in the league in that category
Now he's about ready
Nielsen is into his wind-up
And the 3-2 pitch is on its way...
Liner drilled to second
Treacy grabs it for the out
Score It: 4
And there's one away

Buck Leonard steps in against Nielsen
Left-hander against left-hander
Leonard is taking his practice swings
Buck is 2 for 3 this evening
Leonard waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Now the delivery, here is is...
Fastball, STRIKE THREE!
Leonard was frozen on that
fastball by Nielsen
High and on the outside corner
He was looking for an off-speed pitch

Willie Wells, the third baseman,
strides to the plate
Rob Nielsen has struck out 3 and walked 5
He's rubbing up the ball as he
looks over at Benton Breeze
Here's the 2-0 offering
Wells swings and smacks a
line drive into left
Gunner comes over and
plays it on one hop
A single for the Negro League
I third baseman
Two out base knock
It is surprising how often they
lead to trouble...
We'll see...

Wells takes his lead
Nielsen continues to hold the runner close

Cristobal Torriente will get
a crack at Nielsen next
Martin Dihigo would be up next...
But only if Torriente can reach safely
Torriente has a .238 average
against lefthanders
He is .243 overall
Nielsen has the sign from Hays
The southpaw's 2-0 delivery
Liner drilled to first
Potpie leaps
He makes a nice play on it
Score It: 3
That's it for Negro League I
Here at FOFC Stadium, After
6 and a half innings,
Negro League I has 3 runs,
9 hits and no errors
While FOFC has no runs,
2 hits and no errors
Negro League I has left 10 on base
FOFC has stranded 4

It's time for the 7th inning stretch!

Here's Stan Gunner leading off
Deacon Palmer is on deck
And Harry Hays is in the hole
Gunner is 0 for 1 today
Rogan has the sign from Gibson
Rogan winds and delivers
Slow ground ball
Dihigo is charging it
He fires it to first
He's OUT

Palmer is up now for FOFC
Palmer is batting .306 with
3 HR's this year
The righthander pitching to Palmer...
A righthanded batter
Righties have a .222 average
against Bullet Joe
Bullet Joe winds... kicks... and delivers
He hits a tough grounder to the mound
Rogan comes up with it
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 1-3
Two out, nobody on
Negro League I leads 3 to 0

Up next for the All Stars
Harry Hays, the catcher...
If he gets on, Sean Treacy would bat next
Bullet Joe Rogan has fanned 7 and walked 3
He's allowed 2 hits today
He's pitching a fine game
The righthander delivers
Swung on and hit sharply to third
Wells plays it on one hop
Over to Leonard...
Out of there!
That is the third out for FOFC here
in the last of the seventh
The attendance has just been
announced at 46987

Dihigo leading off
We'll see how they pitch to Dihigo
Dihigo is ready
Now Rob delivers
Long fly to center
Tucker has a long run...
He's there and hauls it in
Dihigo is retired on a fairly deep fly
That's one away

Up steps Bullet Joe Rogan,
the fine hitting pitcher
for Negro League I
He is no gimmee by any means for Nielsen
Nielsen steps off the mound toward second
Gives the resin bag a good squeeze...

Now he toes the rubber...
He's ready to go
We've got a full count...
Nielsen winds and fires...
Outside fastball... lashed at by Rogan...
Pop fly...Shallow left...
Dropping quickly...
Gunner pulls up, doesn't
want it to get by him
Base hit for Rogan...
As Gunner fields it on one bounce

Rogan watches Nielsen move...
He's moving away from the bag
Rogan holding close to the bag
Nielsen watching him closely

So that brings up the top of the order
Cool Papa Bell will step in
Bell is 0 for 1 today
Cool Papa drew a walk last time up
Cool Papa stands with bat ready
Nielsen rocks and fires
Ball four!
Cool Papa Bell continues to
watch the ball go by
That is walk number 4 for
Bell this evening!

So with 2 on and 1 out
Negro League I sends their shortstop,
Pop Lloyd, up to face Nielsen
Hard-hitting Oscar Charleston is walking
towards the on-deck circle
Lloyd has hit 2 home runs this year
Nielsen is saying a few words to Treacy...
So far in 1900,
Rob has a 8 and 3 record
with 4 complete games
OK, now he looks in for the sign
The southpaw delivers the 0-1 pitch
Slow ground ball to second
Taken by Treacy
Throw to second for one
They might turn it . . .
Not in time!
Score It: 4-6
Rogan takes third
The runner on first, Bell, is out
Two down

Lloyd edges away from the bag
Nielsen holds the runner

With two out
Batting for Negro League
I now is Charleston
The left-hander Nielsen is now ready
Nielsen brings it to the plate
It's popped up into foul territory
Harry Hays is under it
He puts it away
Score It: 2
No runs for Negro League I
in the top of the 8th
Negro League I ahead 3 to 0
We'll be right back

Sean Treacy will step into the
box to start the inning
FOFC would like to get some
runners on board
Rogan looks down at Gibson for the sign

Now he's ready...
Rogan kicks, delivers
Treacy pounds a grounder toward
Dihigo at second
Martin moves in front of it...
Whoops... a bad bounce
But Dihigo stayed with it
Over to first and Treacy is retired
Nice play by the Negro League
I second baseman
While we wait for Rob Nielsen
to get a new bat
Let's check the scoreboard

NL Post WWII and Caribbean are tied at 6
Clemente has hit his 12th homerun
for NL Post WWII
AL Post WWII with the lead over
Japanese League 6 to 3
Killebrew has hit his 10th
homerun for AL Post WWII
Old Timers clipping Dead Ball Era 5 to 1
Negro League II and Left Outs
are all knotted at 6
Beckwith has hit his 13th homerun
for Negro League II
NL Pre WWII besting Turn of Century 9 to 4
Marquard enjoying the big NL Pre WWII lead
AL Pre WWII clipping Late 20th 5 to 1
Ruth has hit his 21st homerun
for AL Pre WWII
OK, let's see if FOFC can get
back in this ballgame
Currently down by 3

Terp gets set at the plate
Terp looks down toward
the third base coach
Bullet Joe Rogan on the
mound for the Ones...
He has pitched deep into this game
Rogan has given up 2 hits and 0 runs
Here's the righthander's delivery
Good slider, inside part of the plate
Terp gets the bat on it...
Slams a sharp grounder to the right side
Dihigo grabs it...
Throws to first...
OUT!
That's the second out of the inning

Settling in at the plate is Tucker
A. J. is hitting at .296 on the year
He has 80 hits in 270 at bats
FOFC's leadoff hitter...
A. J. has scored 48 runs on the season
Rogan looks at the ball...
Steps off the rubber
Throws it in to Gibson
He wants a new ball
The ump looks at it...

Tosses it aside... throws
a new one to Rogan
Now he is ready...
Rogan winds and delivers
The 0-1 pitch
Grounded towards first
Leonard grabs it
IT'S A RACE TO THE BAG
SAFE!

Jeff Nights steps in now for the All Stars
The Ones lead in this one, 3-zip
Nights saunters to the plate
The righthander is 0 for 3 on the day
He'll be going against the
righty hurler, Rogan
Nights is hitting .289 versus
righties this year
Of his 6 homeruns,
5 came while facing righties
Bullet Joe Rogan still on the
mound for the Ones...
Rogan has gone the distance so far
He's given up 3 hits in 7 2/3 innings
Rogan goes into his stretch...
Looks at Tucker...
He fires one to Leonard...
Tucker dives back in
That's his best move to first...
Leonard lobs it back
Now Rogan comes home
Bouncer to short
Taken by Lloyd
Over to Leonard
Got him!
Score It: 6-3
We head to the 9th...
The score is still Negro League
I 3, All Stars 0

The Negro League I catcher, Gibson,
will lead off
He'll be followed by Buck Leonard
And then Willie Wells
Gibson goes through his routine
of settling in
Gibson, batting righthanded
is in his crouch
Ready to face the righthanded Knowles
The righthander Knowles delivers
Gibson sends a routine
ground ball to first
Potpie takes it on one hop
Flips it to Knowles
Easy out
One gone for Negro League I

The slugging Buck Leonard is up next
Buck has a smooth stroke
and has a good glove on defense
Leonard digs in from the left side
of the plate against the righty Knowles
The bat is cocked
The pitch is on the way
Letterhigh, hard slider...
Swung on...
It's a line drive belted toward Palmer
It's by him...
Gunner comes in...
Plays it off his chest
Recovers quickly, throwing into second
Good defensive recovery
Keeping Leonard to a single

Leonard slowly moves away from the base
Knowles fires a throw...
He caught Leonard leaning!
He's out

The smooth fielding, line drive hitting
third baseman.... Willie "The Devil" Wells
is approaching the plate
Wells is at .300 on the season
Knowles steps off the rubber...
Adjusts his cap...
Now he's ready
Here's the 3-1 offering
Wells rips the curve to left-center...
Tucker racing back to the fence...
He reaches for the drive...
It's over his head!
Wells will lope into second with a double

They are issuing a free pass to Torriente
Here's the 3-0 pitch
WOW, Torriente TOOK A CUT AT IT!
It was too close to the plate
Torriente almost hit it!
How about that!
Now Knowles has the ball
He throws
Ball four
Next time he'll be more careful!

The second baseman, Martin Dihigo
will be up next for Negro League I
Dihigo steps out of the batter's
box to get the sign
Martin is 2 for 4 today
Dihigo waits
Knowles checks the runners
Dihigo pulls it hard over third...
And it's snared by Palmer!
Deacon half fell and half dove
to grab that ball before it hit the ground
And that wraps up the top of the 9th
Negro League I has 3 runs,
12 hits and no errors
While FOFC has no runs,
3 hits and no errors
Negro League I now has left 14 men on

Leading off for the All Stars
is the right fielder Pflaggstettler
He'll be followed by Jeeberoni Potpie
And then Stan Gunner
Pflaggstettler is 0 for 3 today
Gibson flashes the sign to Rogan
Rogan kicks and delivers
Just missed inside, ball four
Pflaggstettler just grins
and takes his base
Pflaggstettler thought he was
punched out on that pitch

A big bopper coming to the plate...
Batting clean-up, Jeeberoni Potpie
Pflaggstettler takes his lead
Rogan ready quickly, looks in for the sign
Now Bullet Joe delivers
It is a high hard one...
Potpie goes on a fishin' trip
Strike three swinging!
That one sailed up out of the strike zone
but Potpie couldn't hold back
One down for FOFC
Stan Gunner is still in the on-deck circle
and Deacon Palmer is looking
for a bat in the dugout

The All Stars are down
to their last 2 outs
It will be up to Stan Gunner
Gibson flashes the sign...
Rogan waves it off...
Now he's happy
The righthander Rogan's delivery
The ball is low and outside
Did he go around?
The umpire says no
Ball four
For Gunner, that's 2 walks today

The third baseman, Palmer,
comes to the plate
FOFC fans now have something
to cheer about
Only one out
This is a good opportunity
for the All Stars
Before getting ready
Palmer checks out the defensive alignment
Deacon is ready for the delivery
The pitch to Palmer...
Palmer raps a hard shot...
CAUGHT!
That ball was lined straight to third
Wells just got his glove up in time
That's out number two
Ones' pitching coach, Al Downing,
is out to talk with Rogan
Looks like he wants to go
over something with him

Facing Rogan now is Hays
Sean Treacy heads to the on deck circle
Sammy Knowles waits in the hole
Hays has hit 6 home runs this year
Rogan looks down at Gibson for the sign
Shakes him off once... twice...

Now he has the pitch he wants
Bullet Joe checks the runners...
Goes into the stretch

The pitch
Swung on and missed...
Hays is down on strikes
And that will do it for FOFC
Negro League I wins 3 to 0
Rogan gets credit for the win
He threw a shut-out at them
Nielsen takes the loss
The hitting star for Negro League I
was Buck Leonard
He was 3 for 5 with a homerun
He also knocked in 3 runs
And that wraps things up
So long from FOFC.

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BOXSCORE: 2001 Negro League I Ones At 1000 FOFC All Stars 6/9/1900 Ones AB R H RBI AVG All Stars AB R H RBI AVG C.Bell CF 1 0 0 0 .364 A.Tucker CF 3 0 1 0 .299 P.Lloyd SS 5 0 0 0 .269 J.Nights SS 4 0 0 0 .293 O.Charleston LF 4 1 1 0 .286 P.Pflaggstettler RF 3 0 0 0 .300 J.Gibson C 4 1 1 0 .317 J.Potpie 1B 4 0 1 0 .283 B.Leonard 1B 5 1 3 3 .278 S.Gunner LF 2 0 0 0 .282 W.Wells 3B 5 0 3 0 .303 D.Palmer 3B 3 0 0 0 .302 C.Torriente RF 4 0 1 0 .241 H.Hays C 4 0 0 0 .343 M.Dihigo 2B 5 0 2 0 .279 S.Treacy 2B 3 0 1 0 .291 B.Rogan P 2 0 1 0 .212 R.Nielsen P 1 0 0 0 .118 A-K.Terp PH 1 0 0 0 .150 S.Knowles P 0 0 0 0 ---- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- --- Totals 35 3 12 3 Totals 28 0 3 0 A-Pinch Hit For Nielsen In 8th Inning Ones............ 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 12 0 All Stars....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 Ones IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET B.Rogan WIN(8-4) 9 3 0 0 5 9 0 122 4.29 A1 Totals 9 3 0 0 5 9 0 All Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET R.Nielsen LOSS(8-4) 8 10 3 3 6 3 1 147 2.76 A1 E3 S.Knowles 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 17 2.20 E4 Totals 9 12 3 3 7 3 1 ATTENDANCE- 46,987 DATE- Saturday, June 9th 1900 TIME- Night T- 1:34 LEFT ON BASE- Ones:14 All Stars: 7 DOUBLE PLAYS- Ones: 1 All Stars: 0 DOUBLES- W.Wells(12th) HOME RUNS- B.Leonard(12th) SACRIFICE HITS- B.Rogan-2, R.Nielsen WALKS- C.Bell-4, O.Charleston, J.Gibson, C.Torriente, A.Tucker, P.Pflaggstettler, S.Gunner-2, D.Palmer STRIKE OUTS- P.Lloyd, B.Leonard, C.Torriente, J.Nights, P.Pflaggstettler-2, J.Potpie-2, H.Hays-2, S.Treacy, R.Nielsen GIDP- S.Gunner WILD PITCHES- R.Nielsen

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GAME 67 - June 10 - Radio Broadcast

The pre-game ceremonies are over
and we're ready to get this one going

Cool Papa Bell strides to the plate
and here I think we're ready...

Mighty's finishing his warm-up tosses
It will be lefty versus righty
Bell is hitting .344 against southpaws
Mighty will try to get Bell to go fishing
as the 0-2 pitch heads towards the plate
Bell swings and misses
STRIKE THREE!
Mighty strikes out Cool Papa Bell
Mighty retires the first batter to
face him in the top of the 1st

Now batting will be the
shortstop, Pop Lloyd
Lloyd is one of the best hitters around
Mighty likes the sign
Mighty kicks and fires
Pop Lloyd swings
He really stings this one
It rifles past Blade into right...
Base hit for Lloyd...
Pflaggstettler is over to cut it off...
Now he tosses it in to the infield
Lloyd is on with a sharp single

On first is Lloyd
He's a real speed merchant
Charleston steps into the batter's box
FOFC is set up for two
Al is ready
Mighty rocks and fires
Hard slider...
And Charleston takes it
right down the middle
Strike three called
Two down
Bullock asks for a new ball
He calls time and trots out to the mound
A conference going on between
Bullock and Mighty

Making his way up is Gibson
Lloyd will be running if it's hit
Mighty wastes no time
He has the sign from Bullock
The southpaw delivers
Fastball, a dandy...
Steee Rike THREE swinging!
Josh looked like Casey on that pitch
Went for the HIGH CHEESE!
Al Mighty holds Negro League I scoreless
in the first inning

Negro League I has taken the field
here in the bottom of the first...
Here's the way they look, defensively
The fly chasers from left to right
Charleston in left...
Bell in center...
And Suttles in right

The infield, third to first
Wells will play the hot corner
Lloyd is at short
Over at second, Dihigo
and at first base Leonard
Williams gets the nod as starter
Behind the dish is Gibson
FOFC shortstop, Jeff Nights, will lead off
Nights is batting .293 with
6 HR's this year
Williams is asking for a new ball...
The ump throws him a new one...
Williams looks in...
Now he's ready
Williams brings it home
Curveball in the dirt
Swung on and missed...Strike three
Gibson fumbles it,
but quickly recovers to tag Nights
One up, one down for FOFC

Tucker walks to the plate
He taps his cleats with the bat
Tucker is one of the best hitters around
Williams is happy with the sign
The pitch to Tucker...
Slow ground ball
Wells is charging it
He fires it to first
He's OUT
Two down
Smokey Joe Williams retires
the first two batters in order

Persimmon Pflaggstettler is
advancing to the plate
No score as yet in the early going
Smokey Joe gets the sign from Gibson
Now ready, here it is...
Curve ball...
Pflaggstettler swings and misses by a mile
The bottom dropped out of that one!
A wicked pitch!
Smokey Joe Williams holds the All
Stars scoreless in the first

Buck Leonard stops at the on deck circle
Takes a couple more practice swings
Now heads for the plate
Mighty is on the third-base
side of the rubber...
The lefthander Mighty delivers
Breaking ball, in on the hands
Leonard swings at...
Pounds the ball into the ground
It's a one bouncer into the hole
Palmer ranging over stabs it
Strong throw to first...
GOT HIM!!!
Leonard is out by an eyelash
What a play!
Mighty retires the first batter to
face him in the top of the 2nd

Planting his right foot
Suttles is set in the box...

The infield shifts slightly to the left
for the right hand hitting Suttles
Suttles scuffs up the lines around the box
Suttles is waiting
His bat is wiggling slightly
Now to the belt, here it is...
At the knees, looks like a sinker...
Swung on and topped toward third...
Palmer charging...
Has to backhand it...
He zips a throw to Potpie...
NOT IN TIME!!
Score it an infield single for Suttles

The third baseman, Willie Wells
will be up next for Negro League I
Time is called...
Wells has asked the ump to clean the plate
We'll be ready in a second...
OK, now we are ready again
The umpire says let's go
Mighty checks Suttles on first...
The 1-2 delivery
Wells rolls one toward Al Mighty
He scoops it and fires to
second... close play
OUT
The relay to first
OUT there too, it's a twin-killing
That's all for Negro League I
After 1 and a half innings
in FOFC this evening,
Scoreless game

Jeeberoni Potpie, Stan Gunner, and
Deacon Palmer are due up
Potpie is at .283 on the season
Williams adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Gibson
Here's his delivery
Slow ground ball
Dihigo is charging it
He fires it to first
He's OUT
With one down, up next is Stan Gunner
To be followed by Deacon Palmer

Stan Gunner plants his left foot
The lefthanded center fielder
for FOFC appears set
Gunner is hitting .275 against righties
Williams gets the sign, it's one he likes
With a 1-2 count
Williams kicks and fires
Big bender, low and inside...
Swung on...
Line single to Suttles in right...
Picking it up in a hurry is Suttles...
Gunner takes a wide turn...
But stays at first base
as the throw comes in

Gunner at first, one out
Deacon Palmer is ready at the plate
Williams is ready quickly
Now Smokey Joe delivers
Drilled deep to center field
Bell turns and runs
It's over his head
Palmer running hard out of the box
Bell has the ball
Palmer coasts into second
He's got a double
Gunner takes third

And the batter is Billy Bullock
Barrett Blade is on-deck
Stepping in and then stepping out again
Bullock looks to third for a sign
Williams shakes off two signs
Now he's ready
It's coming down the pike
Right down Broadway...
Crack!...
There she goes!
No doubt about this one
Say goodbye, Gracie!
My, oh my, Bullock got all of it!
He clears the bases of All Stars
That is number 9 for Billy in 1900
And what a homer it was

Walking up to the plate now is Blade
FOFC leading in the game
Blade is trying to get comfortable
in the box
Digging that back foot in
Williams steps on the rubber...
Looks in for the sign
The pitch is on the way
Change up...
Blade hits a fly ball to right
Suttles is under it...
He's got it
Two out, nobody on
FOFC ahead 3 to 0

All Stars' pitcher Mighty
is up next
Smokey Joe Williams is reaching
for the resin bag...
He pops it up and gives it a squeeze...

Williams is having a fine
year for Negro League I
His 7 wins is 11th in the league
Williams fires
Swing and a miss
Struck him out
Number 59 on the season for Williams
That retires the side
FOFC with a 3 run lead
It's FOFC 3
and Negro League I still looking
to score their first run

Here's the second baseman Dihigo
To lead off the inning
He'll be followed by Smokey Joe Williams
And then Cool Papa Bell
Martin will be facing the
left-handed Mighty
from the right side of the plate
He has a .279 average overall
But Martin murders southpaws
with a .393 average
Mighty looks down at Bullock for the sign
Now he's ready
The pitch is on the way
Swung on and a drive to left-center
Gunner is after it, but he
won't catch this one
It one hops off the fence
Gunner has a bit of trouble
That's enough for Dihigo
He's heading for third
The throw is right on line...
But Martin Dihigo slides in safely!
BOOM!
A nice start here in the top of
the 3rd for Negro League I
It's scored a triple
Number 9 on the season

So with 1 on and no outs
the Ones send their pitcher,
Smokey Joe Williams, up to face Mighty
Good-hitting Cool Papa Bell is waiting
in the on-deck circle
Mighty steps on the rubber
Here's the 0-2 offering
Change up, a beauty...
Heeee struck him out!
One down for Negro League I
Cool Papa Bell is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to the
plate for Negro League I

Negro League I coach Bill
Madlock is saying
something to the runner Dihigo at third...
Now he slaps him on the back
We're ready to go again
Cool Papa Bell steps into the batter's box
Cool Papa is hitting at .363 on the year
He has 95 hits in 262 at bats
This includes 13 doubles, 6 triples
4 home runs and 35 RBI's
Bell waits patiently
And the cripple pitch...
Fastball, in on the hands...
Bell hits it deep to left-center...
It's into the gap...
Gunner hustling after it...
That will score a run
Bell moves into second standing up
Gunner makes the play back in...
It's a double

Walking up to the plate now is Lloyd
Oscar Charleston waits on deck
Pop steps out to check for his sign
Now he steps back in
Bill Madlock relays the
sign from Dusty Baker
Lloyd singled last time up
and now is 1 for 1
All set, Lloyd is ready for the pitch
He brings it home
Swung on and missed...
Lloyd is down on strikes
One more chance for Negro
League I this inning

Charleston gets set at the plate
A base hit should score Bell
Mighty gets the sign from Bullock
He is 9th in the league in strike outs
He has 90 on the season
The lefty Mighty delivers
Fastball, belt high, away...
Charleston goes after it...
There's a fly ball to Gunner
Gunner is gliding under it...
He flags it down on the run
That retires the side
The Ones score 1 run in the inning
After 2 and a half innings,
FOFC on top 3 to 1

Nights is making his way to home plate
He's digging out his "spot"
in the batter's box
He's taking several practice swings

Bending from side to side

Finally, he's ready
Nights is batting .291 with
6 HR's this year
Gibson flashes the sign...
Williams waves it off...
Now he's happy
Williams winds and delivers
Off speed pitch on the way...
And Nights watches it go by
for the third strike
Negro League I gets the first
out of the inning

Pounding the plate with his bat
Tucker awaits the pitch
Williams is asking for a new ball...
And now gets one...
He's set now
Here's the 2 strike offering
Fly ball to right
Suttles is under it
He makes the grab
Two gone for FOFC

Pflaggstettler is up now for FOFC
We'll see how they pitch to Pflaggstettler
Pflaggstettler waits for the delivery
Williams brings it to the plate
Pflaggstettler starts... but lays
off the pitch upstairs
Ball four, Williams walks him

Jeeberoni Potpie, first baseman
for the All Stars
is up next
Pflaggstettler will be running if it's hit
Williams is rubbing the ball up
Now the umpire wants to take a look
No problems found...
Now Williams gets the sign from Gibson
Righthander Williams' delivery
WATCH OUT!
Potpie IS BEANED!
He'll go down to first
And Pflaggstettler will move to second

Stan Gunner is up next
He'll be hitting with 2 men on board
Before getting ready
Gunner checks out the defensive alignment
Williams wastes no time
He has the sign from Gibson
Checks the runners
Here's his delivery
There's a high pop up
drifting into foul ground
it may get out of play
Dihigo races over
He's over by the stands
Can he get to it???
HE'S GOT IT!!!
Nice play by Dihigo
Score It: 4
That wraps up the inning for FOFC
So After 3 innings
FOFC has 3 runs, 3 hits and no errors
While Negro League I has one
run, 4 hits and no errors
FOFC has left 2 stranded
Negro League I has failed to bring home 2

Gibson saunters to the plate
He does some stretching...
Knocks the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
Gibson is one of the most feared sluggers
Mighty adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Bullock
Mighty's 3-1 pitch...
The batter checks his swing
Here's the appeal
Gibson held up, and draws a walk
Mighty isn't happy at all with that call

Gibson at first, nobody out
Leonard comes to the plate
Buck looks down at third base for a sign
Gibson leads from first...
Dave Parker yells some encouragement
Leonard readies himself for the pitch
Gibson takes a walking lead
Blade comes in a couple steps
Yells something to Mighty
The delivery
Good slider, inside part of the plate
Leonard gets the bat on it...
Slams a sharp grounder to the right side
Blade grabs it...
To second for one
Over to first...
OUT!
Smooth "DP" by FOFC
FOFC on top 3 to 1 with
two away this inning

Suttles will try his luck against Mighty
Negro League I trails by 2 runs
We're in the top of the 4th
Al looks for the sign he wants...
Shakes off the first one
But he likes the next
The pitch on the way, here it is...
Struck him out on a fastball
Suttles goes down swinging
That wraps up the inning
for Negro League I
Time to check out the rest of the scores

Caribbean slipping by NL Post WWII 3 to 1
Japanese League and AL Post
WWII are deadlocked at 2
Old Timers is on top of
Dead Ball Era 5 to 3
Left Outs besting Negro League II 7 to 2
Cochrane has hit his 4th
homerun for Left Outs
Turn of Century and NL Pre
WWII have yet to score
Late 20th is beating AL Pre WWII 4 to 0

The third baseman Palmer will
start things off for the All Stars
Palmer goes through his routine
of settling in
The bat is cocked
Here comes the cripple pitch
A slider by Williams
Palmer gets good wood on it...
Bell back-pedals quickly...
Up with his glove...
Out!
So one up and one gone

One out, nobody on base
Billy Bullock is the batter
Bullock digs in on the right side
of the plate facing the righty Williams
Bullock awaits the delivery
Williams leans back and fires
It's a high fly into center
Bell ranges to his right
Reaches up, and takes it for the easy out
Two away now for FOFC
They're ahead by 2
The All Stars have 3 hits on the evening

Here's Barrett Blade
Barrett is hitting at .191 on the year
He has 26 hits in 136 at bats
Today, he is 0 for 1
Blade flied out his last time up
The umpire says let's go
Blade is ready
The righthander Williams' delivery
Blade hits one on the ground
to the left side
Barrett, who moves well,
is motoring to first
Lloyd wings it quickly to Leonard...
OUT by a step
That's all for the All Stars...
After 4 innings here at
FOFC Stadium in FOFC,
FOFC ahead 3 to 1

Willie Wells, batting seventh will
lead off for Negro League I
He will be followed by Martin Dihigo
and Smokey Joe Williams
Mighty has the sign from Bullock
Now the delivery, here is is...
Slider, down and away...
Wells reaches for the pitch...
It's a grounder to the third base side...
Palmer is there
IT BOUNCES OVER HIS HEAD!...
Tucker is hustling after it...
Wells with the big turn...
The throw from Tucker goes into second
And Wells holds at first

Next up is Martin Dihigo, the Negro
League I second baseman
On-deck is Smokey Joe Williams...
He'll be followed by Cool Papa Bell
Mighty tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
It's a 3-2 count
Here comes the pay-off pitch...
Dihigo raps a hard grass-cutter
toward short
Nights takes two steps to his left
Scoops it up...
Over to second for one
Back to first...
Not in time!
Speed on the bases helped
Negro League I there
And there's one away

Williams squares to bunt
He bunts at it . . .
A quick glance at the lead runner...
Fielded by D.Palmer
the throw to first...
Out
Williams gets the job done.
That's the second out of the inning

Negro League I center fielder,
Cool Papa Bell, is up next
Bell is a tough man up there at the plate
He's hard to get past in the lineup
Cool Papa certainly knows
how to get on base
He'll make Mighty earn his salary
And Al studies the sign from Bullock...
Now he's got it
The southpaw Mighty's delivery
on the 0-1 pitch
There's a high pop down
the left field line
It's going to go foul
Palmer and Nights are chasing
it down the line
Nights makes the catch
over his shoulder going away
We're halfway through here at FOFC Stadium
After 4 and a half innings
FOFC leads 3 to 1
We'll be right back...

Mighty is walking to the plate
Now he steps into the batter's box
Williams steps off the mound toward second
Gives the resin bag a good squeeze...

Now he toes the rubber...
He's ready to go
Smokey Joe rocks and fires
Mighty tries to hold up, but can't
He pops one into short right
Suttles is coming in hard...
Dihigo is racing with his
back to the infield
And neither is going to get it!
Mighty is on with the "excuse me" single!

Jeff Nights steps in
Nights looks towards the coach
Nights is waiting for the pitch
Here's the 2 strike offering
Lined hard to third
Wells snares it for the out!
He throws to Leonard
OUT!
Double Play!
Score It: 5-3

Now here's Tucker
Williams has the sign he wants
Williams will try to get
Tucker to go fishing
as the 0-2 pitch heads towards the plate
Swung on and hit sharply to second
Dihigo plays it on one bounce
Over to Leonard...
Out of there!
So that's it for FOFC
They fail to score against Williams
In the bottom of the 5th for FOFC
No runs, one hit and no errors

The Negro League I shortstop, Lloyd,
will lead off
He'll be followed by Oscar Charleston
And then Josh Gibson
Pop is 1 for 2 this summer evening
He struck out in his last plate appearance
Pop steadies his bat
Waits patiently for Mighty's pitch
Mighty brings it to the plate
Lloyd slices a grass cutter
to Palmer's left
He dives for it...
Can't get it...
Nights is over as well...
Just off his glove into left field
Lloyd sneaks one through
for a lead off single
Nights was shading Lloyd toward second

So with 1 on and no outs
Negro League I sends their left fielder,
Oscar Charleston, up to face Mighty
Hard-hitting Josh Gibson is walking
towards the on-deck circle
Charleston looks to Bill
Madlock for the sign
Charleston waits
Here's the southpaw's delivery
It's a scorching liner
to the third baseman
OUT!
Palmer didn't have to move!
Lloyd stays put
One out
Due up next is Josh Gibson

Gibson steps in
Lloyd's trying to rattle Al Mighty
by taking a big lead off first
He can drive a pitcher to drink
Gibson is 0 for 1 today
Mighty studies his sign
And here is the 1-2 delivery
Gibson drives the ball to
center for extra bases
Bill Madlock is waving the runner home...
The throw is coming home...
Lloyd scores!
Double for Gibson

Buck Leonard steps in against Mighty
Left-hander against left-hander
Leonard has hit 12 home runs this year
Bullock flashes the sign...
Mighty shakes it off, he wants another...

Now he's happy
Nights trying to slip in behind Gibson
Now he slips away
Here's the 2-0 offering
Swung on and hit right at the mound
Al Mighty up with it...
Looks Gibson back to second
Then fires it to Potpie for the out
That's the second out of the inning
Time to check the scoreboard

NL Post WWII is edging Caribbean 5 to 4
Perez has hit his 2nd homerun
for NL Post WWII
Japanese League slipping
by AL Post WWII 4 to 2
Old Timers is edging Dead Ball Era 8 to 7
Left Outs slipping by Negro
League II 7 to 5
Turn of Century slipping
by NL Pre WWII 2 to 0
Nichols battling Rixey
Late 20th is beating AL Pre WWII 4 to 0
And in our contest FOFC on top 3 to 2

Next up for Negro League I is Suttles
The All Stars have the tying run at second
Mighty adjusts his cap...
Now he's set
The southpaw delivers the 2 strike pitch
Suttles swings and misses, strike three!
Mule chased a curve ball in the dirt
That wraps it up in the
top half of the 6th
The All Stars lead 3-2

Persimmon Pflaggstettler
leads off the inning
Pflaggstettler taps home plate
Looks into the dugout
Now he's ready
Williams steps off the rubber...
Adjusts his cap...
Now he's ready
Smokey Joe winds
Kicks... and delivers
There's a towering fly ball
hit by Pflaggstettler
Suttles sprints over, and makes the...
Whoa, he almost dropped it!
But he makes the grab
One down for FOFC
Jeeberoni Potpie is still
in the on-deck circle
and Stan Gunner is looking
for a bat in the dugout

One away, nobody on...
bottom of the 6th
The first base coach exhorting
Potpie to get on base...

One of those perennial war cries
Potpie is batting .281 with
16 round trippers in 1900
Potpie is poised and ready for the pitch
With a 2-1 count, the pitch
1 Base Error By J.Gibson
Score It: E2
Potpie to first

Stan Gunner is now up
One away, Potpie at first
Gunner is taking his practice swings
Stan is 1 for 2 this evening
He fouled out last time at bat
Smokey Joe Williams is having a good year
He is 11th in wins with 7

Now Williams is looking for a sign
Smokey Joe comes home quickly
with the 0-2 offering
Gunner drives the ball to
right for extra bases
Dick Howser plays it safe and
stops him at third...
Double for Gunner

The All Stars' third baseman is up next
FOFC has 2 on board with 1 out
Williams is on the first-base
side of the rubber...
Williams checks the runners
Here's the 1-0 offering
A wicked curve, breaking very low
Palmer golfs it to right
Suttles won't get it...
He scoops it up and fires it in
Nice piece of hitting by Deacon Palmer
A one base advancement for the runners

One away, Palmer at first, Gunner at third
Bullock is the batter
The outfield's shaded towards
left for Bullock
He's 1 for 2 today
Bullock gets ready for Williams' pitch
His bat is cocked
Gunner is yelling some encouragement
Palmer, at first, inches off the bag
Here's the righthander's delivery
Hard slider...
Bullock swings from his heels...
He connects!...
There it goes...
Charleston is up against the fence
But he has no chance for this shot
IT'S DOWNTOWN!!!
What a blast by Billy

Barrett Blade, the second baseman,
strides to the plate
The outfield shades towards left for Blade
Blade tells the umpire he's ready
Williams brings it to the plate
The pitch is just inside
and Blade holds up
Gibson points down at the
first base umpire
He gives the "safe" sign
Barrett trots down to first... ball four

Mighty fouls off the bunt attempt
The count goes to 1 and 2, we'll have
to see if they keep the bunt play on
Mighty squares to lay one down
The pitch is high and tight
Mighty somehow gets the bunt down
Wells picks it up
Fires to first in time for the out
What a bunt by Mighty!
Credit him with a sacrifice
That's the second out of the inning
While we wait for Jeff Nights
to get a new bat
Let's point out that FOFC is 5 and
5 in their last ten games

Nights is ready to face Williams
Nights is batting .289 with
6 HR's this year
The right-hander Williams is
set to deliver to Nights
Williams looks back towards second...

The pitch
Great change up...
Nights out in front...
Gets a piece of it...
It's a shallow fly towards Bell
Bell charges, dives for it...
He has it...
Fine catch by the center fielder
That retires the side...
4 runs cross the plate for FOFC
After 6 innings, FOFC on top 7 to 2

FOFC has a 7-2 lead
as we open up the top of the 7th
The Ones will try to close the gap
as their third baseman Wells leads off
Wells has hit 5 home runs this year
Mighty rubs down the ball...
Now he's asking for a new one
After he rubs this one down
He looks in for the sign
The lefthander Mighty comes home with it
Shallow fly ball
Tucker charging
HE DIVES...
HE'S GOT IT!
One up, one down

Facing Mighty now is Dihigo
Smokey Joe Williams heads
to the on deck circle
Cool Papa Bell waits in the hole
Mighty will improve his record
to 5-4 with a victory here at home
The 3-1 delivery by the lefthander
Curve, at the belt...
Dihigo times his swing...
Hammers a long fly ball...
Persimmon Pflaggstettler retreats
toward the fence
He leaps...

It's gone, put that one on the board
A home run!!

Smokey Joe Williams is being
called back to the dugout
Looks like we'll be seeing a pinch hitter
Yep, here comes Ray Dandridge
Dusty Baker will play the
percentages as he sends
the right hand hitting Dandridge
against the southpaw, Mighty
In fact, Ray is batting a splendid .319
versus lefties this season
So the decision certainly is reasonable...
We shall soon see how it works out

Slowly coming up is Dandridge
for Negro League I
He is finally in the batter's box
FOFC ahead 7 to 3
Mighty is slow to get ready

He has a 2.61 ERA this year
Now he's ready
Al rocks and fires
There's a liner over short
Solidly stroked by Dandridge...
Would you look at that!
Nights leaped two stories into the air
and robbed Dandridge of a sure base hit
Ray is disgusted...
but tips his hat to Nights just the same
That ball had base hit written all over it
Two down
Bullock asks for a new ball
He calls time and trots out to the mound
A conference going on between
Bullock and Mighty

Cool Papa Bell will step
in to face Mighty next
If he gets on, Pop Lloyd will follow
Time is called...
The umpire asks for some new balls
from the All Stars ballboy
He's ready
The lefty Mighty delivers
Bell hits it sharply on the ground...
into the hole at short
Nights dives for it...
He's up with it...
a strong throw to first...
GOT HIM!!!
A sparkling play by the short
stop, Jeff Nights!
That wraps up the inning
for Negro League I
So After 6 and a half innings
FOFC has 7 runs, 7 hits and no errors
While Negro League I has 3 runs,
8 hits and one error
Negro League I has left 4 stranded
FOFC has failed to bring home 3

It's time for the 7th inning stretch!
Rube Foster will be coming on
to pitch for Negro League I
Rube has appeared in 24 games this season
with a record of 0-1
In 42 innings, he has an 5.36 ERA
Smokey Joe Williams has finished his work
here this evening

The left fielder Tucker
will lead off for the All Stars
He'll be followed by Persimmon
Pflaggstettler
And then Jeeberoni Potpie
Tucker steps out of the batter's
box to get the sign
A. J. is 0 for 3 today
After getting set, Tucker
waits on the pitch
Foster brings it to the plate
It is a slow change...
Tucker's not at all fooled
He hits it squarely...
It's heading out to right-center
almost on a line...
Very well hit ball by A. J.
Bell is running after it...
He hopes to play it off the fence
He picks it up on the second bounce
He turns and gets it back into the infield
Tucker slides into second base
but it was not necessary
Two-bagger for the FOFC left fielder

Persimmon Pflaggstettler
is coming to the plate
Tucker is on second, nobody out
Foster asks for a new ball
Rubs it down...

Now he steps on the rubber
Here's the 1-2 offering
And Pflaggstettler will sit down...
strike three called
Foster has the first out in
the bottom of the 7th
Gibson trots out to the mound
Says a few words to Rube...
With the runner on second...
Probably making sure of the signs

At the plate now for FOFC is Potpie
Potpie can't seem to get
settled at the plate
Foster tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
The righthander Foster delivers
Pounded on the ground to third
Taken by Wells
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 5-3
Two away now for FOFC
They're ahead by 4
The All Stars have 8 hits on the evening

The All Stars' center fielder is up next
FOFC has 1 on board with 2 outs
Gazelle a righty in the batter's box
facing the righthanded Foster
Foster looks down at Gibson
for the sign...
Shakes him off once... twice
Now he has the pitch he wants
Rube looks over his shoulder at Tucker
Fakes a throw...
Now he is ready
The pitch
He lost him, ball four
Gazelle is having a great year
His OBP of .423 is among
the league's elite

Now up in the FOFC seventh
will be Dan Fouts
Fouts is at .240 on the season
He is hitting .205 against righties
Foster steps on the rubber
Foster stretches, checks his runners
The pitch...
The HIGH CHEESE.........
STRIKE THREE SWINGING!
That is the third out for FOFC here
in the last of the seventh
The attendance has just been
announced at 45527

Here's the shortstop Lloyd
To lead off the inning
He'll be followed by Oscar Charleston
And then Josh Gibson
Looking to Bill Madlock for a sign
Lloyd gets set for the pitch
Here's his delivery
It's popped behind home plate
Bullock throws down his mask
He's running back
At the screen...
The wind blows it...
Right back to him
Pop Lloyd is out
One away
While we wait for the next batter
Let's see what's happening in other games

NL Post WWII leads Caribbean 5 to 4
Japanese League leads AL Post WWII 5 to 4
Suzuki has hit his 3rd homerun
for Japanese League
Dead Ball Era with the lead
over Old Timers 11 to 8
Negro League II slipping
by Left Outs 9 to 7
Turn of Century slipping
by NL Pre WWII 2 to 0
Late 20th is giving it to
AL Pre WWII 5 to 0
McGwire has hit his 6th
homerun for Late 20th
And in our matchup FOFC on top 7 to 3

Charleston is up now for Negro League I
Charleston is batting .282
with 14 HR's this year
Al Mighty on the mound
for the All Stars...
Mighty has gone the distance so far
He's given up 8 hits and 3 runs
Now Al delivers
Grounded towards first
Potpie grabs it
IT'S A RACE TO THE BAG
OUT!
That's two away

Up now for Negro League I is Gibson
Two away, nobody on
Gibson is trying to get comfortable
in the box
Digging that back foot in
Mighty looks down at Bullock for the sign

Now he's ready...
The lefthander Mighty delivers
It hits Gibson on the elbow
Gibson throws the bat away
and sprints to first base

Buck Leonard moves in to face Mighty
1 on, 2 outs here in the top of the 8th
Gibson will be running if it's hit
Mighty has the sign from Bullock
Mighty goes into his stretch...
Looks over at Gibson
Fires to Potpie...
Gibson is back easily...

We're ready again
Now Mighty comes home
Swung on and missed...
Leonard is down on strikes
Three down for Negro League I
Now the All Stars will be coming up
for what they hope will be their
last at bat of the evening
They lead by 4, 7-3

Bullock is walking to the plate
Now he steps into the batter's box
Billy Bullock will step in to face Foster
He is 2 for 3 on the evening
with 2 home runs!
That impressive display of power has
been good for 6 RBI's
Foster looks down at Gibson
He shakes him off once...
Again...
Rube has got to be a little concerned
with Bullock up there as the
FOFC catcher has already hit
2 balls out of the park this evening
Here's the righthander's delivery
Bullock tries to hold up
Gibson points down at the
first base umpire
The ump says he went around
STRIKE THREE!
With one down

Leonard yells something out to Foster
Rube nods his head

Settling in at the plate is Blade
We'll see how they pitch to Blade
Rube Foster steps off the
mound toward second
Gives the resin bag a toss
Now he toes the rubber...
He's ready to go
Foster leans back and fires
Blade lifts a flyball towards
Cool Papa Bell
Bell seems to be having trouble
picking up the ball
Bell stumbles... he sticks his glove up...
He's got it!
Nice recovery by Bell
Two away

Next up is Al Mighty, the FOFC pitcher...
If he gets on, Jeff Nights would bat next
FOFC ahead 7 to 3
Foster squeezes the resin bag...
Peers in
Foster kicks and fires
Mighty swings and misses
STRIKE THREE!
Foster strikes out Al Mighty
1-2-3, nothing across...

Mule Suttles, Willie Wells, and
Martin Dihigo are due up
Suttles is looking for another hit
He has 1 hit so far today
He is hitting .221 on the year
Mighty way behind in the count, 3-0
Suttles stands ready...
The southpaw winds and delivers
Curve in the dirt
That's ball four
Mighty can't get the 3-0
pitch over the plate

Willie Wells, the third baseman,
strides to the plate
Willie looks down at the third base coach
Suttles takes his lead
He just got some advice from Dave Parker
Time is called...
Don't know what for...

Now we appear ready
Mighty goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Suttles
He lobs one to Potpie...
Suttles is back easily
We're ready again
Now Mighty comes home
Wells sits on the change up
He lofts a fly ball towards Tucker
Tucker gliding under it...
Appears to lose sight of it
Has it again...
And makes the catch in medium left

Dihigo coming to bat
Walking slowly from the on deck circle
Suttles on first, with one away
Dihigo is batting .285 with
5 HR's this year
Al peers in for the sign...

Shakes off the first one...
Likes the second one
Al comes home quickly with
the 0-2 offering
Fastball, a dandy...
Steee Rike THREE!
And Dihigo is punched out
That's the second out of the inning

Dusty Baker will send up a pinch
hitter for Rube Foster
Yes, Biz Mackey steps out of the dugout
He will be up there against Mighty

Moseying up now is Mackey
Mackey grips the bat handle
Mighty is one strike away
from improving his record to 5-4
He's given up 8 hits and 3 runs so far
Mighty goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Suttles
He lobs one to Potpie...
Suttles is back easily...

We're ready again
Now Mighty comes home
Fastball... just outside
And Mackey will take first on the walk
Walk number 3 issued by
Mighty this evening

Cool Papa Bell steps into the box
Bell is 1 for 4 on the day
He looks around at the FOFC infield
Potpie is kicking the dirt at first
Fouts is even with the bag at third
Blade and Nights are ready
with hands on knees
at second and short
Cool Papa is set for the pitch
Mighty checks the runners
The pitch is in for a strike
It gets away from Bullock
There go the runners
No play on either
Score it a passed ball on Bullock

Cool Papa Bell steps into the box
Bell is one of the best hitters around
The right-hander Kronside is
set to deliver to Bell
Kronside brings it home
And Bell will sit down...
strike three called
And that will do it for Negro League I
FOFC wins 7 to 3
Mighty gets credit for the win
Kronside notches the save
Williams takes the loss
The hitting star for FOFC
was Billy Bullock
He was 2 for 4 with 2 homeruns!
He also knocked in 6 runs
And that wraps things up
So long from FOFC.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:56 PM   #465
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BOXSCORE: 2001 Negro League I Ones At 1000 FOFC All Stars 6/10/1900 Ones AB R H RBI AVG All Stars AB R H RBI AVG C.Bell CF 5 0 1 1 .361 J.Nights SS 4 0 0 0 .288 P.Lloyd SS 4 1 2 0 .274 A.Tucker LF 4 0 1 0 .298 O.Charleston LF 4 0 0 0 .280 P.Pflaggstettler RF 3 0 0 0 .295 J.Gibson C 2 0 1 1 .319 J.Potpie 1B 3 1 0 0 .279 B.Leonard 1B 4 0 0 0 .272 S.Gunner CF 3 2 2 0 .290 M.Suttles RF 3 0 1 0 .221 B-G.Gazelle CF 0 0 0 0 .302 W.Wells 3B 4 0 1 0 .302 D.Palmer 3B 3 2 2 1 .309 M.Dihigo 2B 4 2 2 1 .284 A-D.Fouts 3B 1 0 0 0 .238 S.Williams P 1 0 0 0 .133 B.Bullock C 4 2 2 6 .286 C-R.Dandridge PH 1 0 0 0 .320 B.Blade 2B 3 0 0 0 .188 R.Foster P 0 0 0 01.000 A.Mighty P 3 0 1 0 .083 D-B.Mackey PH 0 0 0 0 .333 J.Kronside P 0 0 0 0 .000 -- -- -- --- -- -- -- --- Totals 32 3 8 3 Totals 31 7 8 7 A-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Palmer In 7th Inning B-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Gunner In 7th Inning C-Pinch Hit For Williams In 7th Inning D-Pinch Hit For Foster In 9th Inning Ones............ 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 3 8 1 All Stars....... 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 - 7 8 0 Ones IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET S.Williams LOSS(7-6) 6 7 7 6 2 4 2 97 6.35 A1 D1 R.Foster 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 31 5.11 D2 Totals 8 8 7 6 3 8 2 All Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET A.Mighty WIN(5-4) 8 2/3 8 3 3 3 9 1 131 2.55 A1 D9 J.Kronside SAVE(4th) 0 1/3 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1.87 E1 Totals 9 8 3 3 3 10 1 ATTENDANCE- 45,527 DATE- Sunday, June 10th 1900 TIME- Night T- 1:50 LEFT ON BASE- Ones: 7 All Stars: 5 DOUBLE PLAYS- Ones: 1 All Stars: 2 ERRORS- J.Gibson DOUBLES- C.Bell(14th), J.Gibson(11th), A.Tucker(7th), S.Gunner(16th), D.Palmer(7th) TRIPLES- M.Dihigo(9th) HOME RUNS- M.Dihigo(5th), B.Bullock-2(10th) SACRIFICE HITS- S.Williams, A.Mighty WALKS- J.Gibson, M.Suttles, B.Mackey, P.Pflaggstettler, G.Gazelle, B.Blade HIT BY PITCH- J.Gibson, J.Potpie STRIKE OUTS- C.Bell-2, P.Lloyd, O.Charleston, J.Gibson, B.Leonard, M.Suttles-2, M.Dihigo, S.Williams, J.Nights-2, P.Pflaggstettler-2, D.Fouts, B.Bullock, A.Mighty-2 GIDP- B.Leonard, W.Wells PASSED BALLS- B.Bullock
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we leave the Negro League 1 series feeling pretty good and we head out to play the late 20th century team...maybe I'll start reading the paper again...
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GAME 68 - June 13 - Radio Broadcast

Welcome to Free Agent Field!
And in a moment we'll be ready
for the game between
Late 20th and FOFC
The ump shouts "PLAY BALL!"
We're ready to go here in Late 20th
A. J. Tucker to lead it off for FOFC
Here's the 2-2 pitch
Tucker swings at the change-up...
Pounds it good!...
It's going into deep left
Henderson is racing back...
He's at the fence...
But he might as well wave that one goodbye
It's gone!
Quite a shot by Tucker
Traveling about 430 feet
That's home run number 2 for him
He also has 25 RBI's now

Nights is up now for FOFC
Nights has a .309 average against lefties
Johnson adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Piazza
Johnson's 1-0 pitch...
A slider by Johnson
Nights gets good wood on it...
Puckett back-pedals quickly...
Up with his glove...
Out!
With one gone
FOFC will have Gerald Gazelle coming up
A dangerous hitter, no doubt about it

Gazelle finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
Gazelle is at .302 on the season
Randy gets the sign from Piazza
With a 1-0 count, the pitch
High heater, at the letters...
Gazelle swings from his heels...
Drives one long and deep...
Henderson backpedaling to
the warning track...
It's going, going, GONE!
A deep blast to left-center
That's homer number 9 for
Gazelle this year
FOFC ahead 2 to 0

Potpie digs in at the plate
Ready now for Johnson to come set
Watching Johnson, Potpie wiggles the bat
He's ready for the pitch
Piazza flashes the sign...
Johnson shakes it off, he wants another...

Now he's happy
Now ready, here it is...
Potpie hits a screamer at Cal Ripken
Ripken picks it up and fires to first
The throw pulls McGwire off the bag
McGwire swipes with the glove

Potpie is out!
Nice play by McGwire

And now here's K. A. Ton
Harry Hays on deck...
Two outs here in the top of the 1st
Johnson likes the sign
The southpaw winds and delivers
Ton chases the change up
Hits a slow grounder right past Johnson
Sandberg snares it behind the bag...
Plants...
Throws to first...
Beats him by a step for the out!
After one-half inning
It's FOFC 2, Modern Stars coming up

FOFC has taken the field
here in the bottom of the first...
Defensively this how they stack up
From leftfield to right there's
Ton, Tucker, and Gazelle

The infield, third to first is
Fouts, Nights,
Treacy and Potpie...
Behind the plate is Hays
And on the mound, Brian Babson
Modern Stars' lead off man
Rickey Henderson steps in to face him
Henderson goes through his
routine of settling in
After getting set, Henderson
waits on the pitch
Here's his delivery
Fastball, just inside...
Looked very close...
Babson's obviously peeved at that call
But Rickey tends to get those calls
He has a great eye and doesn't mind
taking the free ride to first

Gwynn up
The Modern Stars have Henderson on first
Henderson takes his lead
As we wait for the pitch
let's go over the numbers on Babson
In 15 previous outings
the FOFC righthander has
compiled a fine 3.42 ERA
He has struck out 87 in 103 innings
while walking 22
This has resulted in a 6-7 record
Babson goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Henderson
He lobs one to Potpie...
Henderson is back easily
We're ready again
Now Babson comes home
Gwynn maneuvers to hit behind the runner
Hit in the air to left
Camped under it is Ton
And he has it
That's one away

Kirby Puckett steps in now
for the Modern Stars
The All Stars lead in this one, 2-zip
Puckett is batting .327 with
11 HR's this year
Hays flashes the sign...
Babson waves it off...
Now he's happy
The righthander delivers
Grounded into the hole
Smooth pickup by Treacy
Throws to second
He's out
To first
Double Play!
Score It: 4-6-3
That's all for the Modern Stars
After 1 inning in Late 20th this evening,
FOFC on top 2 to 0

Harry Hays, Dan Fouts,
and Sean Treacy are due
up for the All Stars
FOFC leads, 2-0
Hays grips the bat handle
He's waiting on the pitch
Still waiting...

Now he steps out of the box...
We have a game of cat and mouse going on
OK, now we're ready to go
as Hays steps back in
Johnson brings it to the plate
At the knees, looks like a sinker...
Swung on and topped toward third...
Boggs charging...
Has to backhand it...
He zips a throw to McGwire...
NOT IN TIME!!
Score it an infield single for Hays

Here's Dan Fouts
Fouts, a switch-hitter, facing
the left-handed Johnson
The umpire says let's go
Johnson brings it home
Fouts rolls one toward Ryne Sandberg
He scoops it and fires to first...
Close play
OUT, says the first base umpire
The first base coach throws his hands up
in disbelief
One away
While we wait for the next batter
Let's see what's happening in other games

NL Pre WWII and Japanese League
have yet to score
Caribbean is edging AL Post WWII 1 to 0
Negro League II and Dead Ball
Era have yet to score
Negro League I leads NL Post WWII 1 to 0
Day battling Gibson
Old Timers is edging Left Outs 2 to 1
Bond and Lemon currently dueling
AL Pre WWII and Turn of Century
have yet to score

Planting his right foot
Treacy is set in the box...

The infield shifts slightly to the left
for the right hand hitting Treacy
Sean is batting .286 in
119 at bats in 1900
He will be followed by Brian Babson
Johnson gets the sign, it's one he likes
The pitch is on the way
Treacy watches strike three glide by
For that matter, he watched them all
That won't get it done
One more chance for FOFC this inning

Brian Babson will get a
crack at Johnson next
A. J. Tucker would be up next...
But only if Babson can reach safely
Babson can't seem to get
settled at the plate
Babson waits
Johnson fires
Babson tries to hold up,
but can't...
Strike three!
Johnson took something off
of that back door breaking ball
He had Babson way out in front
That's it here in the top of the 2nd
It's 2-0 in favor of
the visitors from FOFC
We'll be back in just a moment

McGwire saunters to the plate...
He stretches out a little
Then kicks the dirt from his spikes...

Now he steps into the batter's box
Mark McGwire is hitting .205 this year
against righthanded pitchers
McGwire cocks his bat
Babson goes into his windup
Here it comes
McGwire rips a fastball down the line
This one may have the distance...
But will it be fair?
It is heading right at the foul pole...
It is....


A foul ball!
. . . McGwire back in the box
And here comes the next pitch
Belt high...Swung on by McGwire...
Hit's a soft liner towards the gap
Shortstop's going back...
Leaps...
Can't get it
It's just over his outstretched glove
Nice try by Nights, but not good enough

While Wade Boggs heads for
the on deck circle
Mike Piazza makes his way to the plate
Piazza is batting .271 with
4 round trippers in 1900
Babson looks down at Hays for the sign

Now he's ready...
Babson's into the stretch...

Looks over at first
Quick throw!
McGwire dives back in!...

SAFE!...

Potpie tosses it back to Babson
Now here's the pitch
Heres a fastball grounded
sharply to Treacy...
This could be a doubleplay...
The toss to Nights covering for one...
The relay is in the dirt...
Not in time...
Nights was flipped on his back
by McGwire's hard slide
Nobody looks hurt
Score it a force play
One down for Late 20th
Wade Boggs is still in the on-deck circle
and Ryne Sandberg is looking
for a bat in the dugout

Wade Boggs, the superstitious
contact hitting
third baseman, is coming to the plate
Wade eats chicken for lunch EVERY day
Boggs is hitting .244 against righties
Boggs waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
The righthander Babson delivers
Base hit to right for Boggs
Jimmy Williams puts up the stop sign...
Piazza will stay at second

Sandberg leaves the on-deck circle
And heads to the batter's box
The righthander pitching to Sandberg...
A righthanded batter
Righties have a .195 average
against Brian
Brian rocks and fires
Slider, down and in...
Swung on...
Grounder to the left side...
And it rolls on through...
Nights played that ball poorly
They give Sandberg a hit
rather than give Nights an error

Next up is Cal Ripken, the
Late 20th shortstop
Ripken has 21 doubles this year
Late 20th has the bases loaded
Babson is taking a little
extra time out there
Babson shakes off two signs
Now he's ready
Righthander Babson's delivery
A wicked curve, breaking very low
Ripken golfs it to center
Tucker won't get it...
He scoops it up and fires it in
Nice piece of hitting by Cal Ripken
A one base advancement for the runners

At the plate now for Late 20th is Johnson
The outfield shades towards
left for Johnson
Brian is ready
Here's the 2-0 offering
Dribbler to the mound
Taken by Babson
Throws home for the out!
Score It: 1-2
The runner on third, Boggs, is out
Sandberg takes third
Ripken takes second
Two gone for Late 20th

That'll bring up left fielder
Rickey Henderson...
FOFC out in front by 1
We're in the bottom of the 2nd
Babson eyes Henderson intently
Babson checks all the baserunners...
Now he comes home with it
Henderson lifts a routine fly to center
Tucker drifts over and makes the catch
Rickey leaves the bases full
The Late 20th fans grow silent
That's all for the Modern Stars...
After 2 innings here at Free
Agent Field in Late 20th,
FOFC on top 2 to 1

The FOFC center fielder, Tucker,
will lead off
He'll be followed by Jeff Nights
And then Gerald Gazelle
Tucker is 1 for 1 today
A. J. homered last time up
Johnson steps on the rubber...
Looks in for the sign
The pitch is on the way
Curve ball...
Tucker swings and misses by a mile
The bottom dropped out of that one!
A wicked pitch!
So one up and one gone

Pounding the plate with his bat
Nights awaits the pitch
Nights is taking his practice swings
Jeff is 0 for 1 this evening
The umpire says let's go
Nights is ready
And the delivery by Johnson
Sinking fastball...
Nights swings...
Raps a hard ground ball
right at Ripken...
He snares it easily, throws to first...
Out by a step
Two down

Gazelle heads to the plate for FOFC
The infield is at regular depth
Gazelle has a .326 average
against lefthanders
He is .313 overall
Gerald steadies his bat
Waits patiently for Johnson's pitch
The southpaw Johnson's delivery
There's a long drive...
Its' way back there...
Rickey Henderson is at the wall...
(Possible HR or Out
Fielding ability: Great,)
He's jumping for it...
He's got it!!!
What a great play by Henderson!

Leading off for the Modern Stars
is the right fielder Gwynn
He'll be followed by Kirby Puckett
And then Mark McGwire
Gwynn looks down toward the third
base coach, Jimmy Williams
Gwynn waits for the delivery
Here comes the cripple pitch
Swung on and hammered into right-center
It's in the gap...
Gazelle will track it down...
But Gwynn is into second standing up
Babson threw a high change-up
Tony Gwynn timed it perfectly
(Ballpark Double Effect)

Slowly coming up is Puckett for Late 20th
He is finally in the batter's box
FOFC ahead 2 to 1
Puckett is 0 for 1 today
Babson is ready quickly
Babson will try to get Puckett
to go fishing
as the 0-2 pitch heads towards the plate
Drilled deep to center field
Tucker is on his horse
SHOESTRING CATCH BY Tucker!
He had to go a long way!
Score It: 8
And there's one away

With FOFC leading in the bottom of the 3rd
Here's McGwire now up for Late 20th
On deck will be Mike Piazza
Mark is 1 for 1 this summer evening
He singled in his last plate appearance
Brian is set to go... a quick
look toward Hays again
Now he steps back to get
a squeeze of the resin bag
Late 20th's clean-up hitter is waiting
Babson has allowed 3 taters
to righties this year
And 10 when facing lefties
Here's the 2 strike offering
Swung on...
And McGwire got a little piece of it
But Hays held on to the tip, strike three

Piazza comes to the plate
Gwynn is the runner on third
He represents the tying run
Piazza is hitless today, 0 for 1
Mike hit into a force play
in his last at bat
Piazza is waiting on the pitch
Babson brings it to the plate
Grounded down to second
Treacy picks it up on a big hop
Over to first...
Easy out
That's it for Late 20th
Here at Free Agent Field, After 3 innings,
FOFC has 2 runs, 3 hits and no errors
While Late 20th has one run,
5 hits and no errors
Late 20th has left 1 on base
FOFC has stranded 1

Power hitting Jeeberoni
Potpie will lead off
FOFC's clean-up hitter will
see what he can do
against Late 20th's Randy Johnson
Jeeberoni, a right-handed hitter,
will face the lefty Johnson
Of his 16 home runs, 4 are
against southpaws
Potpie is set for the pitch
The lefthander delivers
Slow ground ball
Boggs is charging it
He fires it to first
He's OUT
One up, one down for FOFC

K. A. Ton will make his way to home plate
He's the left fielder for FOFC
Ton is 0 for 1 today
Johnson gets the sign from Piazza
He is 2nd in the league in strike outs
He has 112 on the season
Johnson winds and delivers
The 2-0 pitch
Hard ground ball to short
Ripken grabs it
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 6-3
That's the second out of the inning
Time to check the scoreboard

NL Pre WWII and Japanese League
have yet to score
Caribbean is in front of
AL Post WWII 4 to 1
Negro League II and Dead
Ball Era are scoreless
Mathis and Johnson currently dueling
NL Post WWII is in front of
Negro League I 4 to 1
Mathews has hit his 21st homerun
for NL Post WWII
Left Outs slipping by Old Timers 4 to 2
AL Pre WWII leads Turn of Century 1 to 0
Gomez and Wood currently dueling
And here in Late 20th FOFC ahead 2 to 1

Nobody on, two away
Hays steps in for FOFC
Hays is 1 for 1 today
Harry singled last time around
Johnson wastes no time
He has the sign from Piazza
Here's the 2 strike pitch
Curveball in the dirt
Swung on and missed...Strike three
Piazza fumbles it,
but quickly recovers to tag Hays
Three up, three down for FOFC

Wade Boggs will step into the
box to start the inning
Late 20th would like to get
some runners on board
Boggs has hit 2 home runs this year
Babson is asking for a new ball...
The ump throws him a new one...
Babson looks in...
Now he's ready
Babson winds
Kicks the left leg high...
High
Boggs works out a walk
Nice way to start an inning!

Late 20th sends the second baseman,
Ryne Sandberg, up to the plate
Sandberg is batting seventh
in the order today
He is hitting only .233 so far this year
He is a good bat handler, however
Set now is Sandberg
Babson checks Boggs on first
Now the 2-1 pitch
Sandberg rips a single to right field
It falls in front of Gazelle
Gerald takes it on one bounce
Boggs motors into third easily

Late 20th shortstop, Cal Ripken,
will be up next
He will be followed by Randy Johnson
Runners on the corners on... no one out
FOFC leads Late 20th by 1 run
Cal is hitting at .307 on the year
He has 71 hits in 231 at bats
Today, he is 1 for 1
Ripken singled his last time up
Babson tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
He's into the stretch
Checks Sandberg at first
Quick throw!
He has to dive back in!...
SAFE!... Close play
Potpie tosses it back to Babson
Now here's the pitch
It's down and inside
Swung on and pulled hard
This should get through...
NO! It's caught in the air
by a diving Nights!
One down, two to go...
Brian Babson has to bear down now

Johnson squares around
He bunts it . . .
They throw trying to get
the lead runner...
Fielded by J.Potpie
he's throwing for the lead runner...
SAFE!
Sac & Fielders Choice
Boggs scores from third!
Sandberg takes second
Johnson to first

Making his way up is Henderson
Henderson has a .260 average against
righthanders this season
Henderson gets ready for Babson's pitch
His bat is cocked
It's coming down the pike
Bouncer to short
Taken by Nights
Over to second for one
To first
Double Play!
Score It: 6-4-3
The Modern Stars go down in
the bottom of the 4th
After 4 innings at Free Agent Field
here in Late 20th,
The score is knotted at 2

Here's the third baseman Fouts
To lead off the inning
He'll be followed by Sean Treacy
And then Brian Babson
Fouts swinging from the right side
of the plate against the lefty Johnson
Randy Johnson steps off the
mound toward second
Gives the resin bag a toss
Now he toes the rubber...
He's ready to go
Johnson brings it to the plate
Fly ball to right
Gwynn is under it
He makes the grab
One away...
McGwire is coming over to the mound...
He wants to chat with the pitcher...
Here comes Boggs also...
Now they return to their positions

One away, nobody on base
Treacy stands ready at the plate
Sean will be facing the
left-handed Johnson
from the right side of the plate
The switch hitting second
baseman is 0 for 1
Treacy struck out his last time at bat
Treacy is waiting
His bat is wiggling slightly
The lefthander Johnson comes home with it
Johnson comes in there with a dipsy-do
And Treacy just freezes as
he watches it curve over
the outside corner...
STRIKE THREE!
5 this evening...
114 on the season for Randy Johnson
Two down
Piazza asks for a new ball
He calls time and trots out to the mound
A conference going on between
Piazza and Johnson

The pitcher, Brian Babson, is up next
Left-hander Randy Johnson
prepares for the pitch
to the right-handed swinging Babson
Johnson quick pitches him
Grounded towards the sack
Boggs comes up with it
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 5-3
That's three outs, side retired

Gwynn is making his way to home plate
He's digging out his "spot"
in the batter's box
He's taking several practice swings

Bending from side to side

Finally, he's ready
Gwynn gets set
He's 1 for 2 so far
All set, Gwynn is ready for the pitch
Here's the windup and the 1-1 delivery
A jug-handled curve
Gwynn goes out and gets it
It's a liner to center
Tucker will have to hurry...
Here he comes...
No sir... he has to play
it on the short hop
Single for Tony Gwynn

Kirby Puckett, the center fielder,
strides to the plate
Puckett has hit 11 home runs this year
Babson steps off the rubber...
Adjusts his cap...
Now he's ready
Here's the righthander's delivery
Puckett will try the hit and run!
Slider, down and away...
Swung on...
Puckett rips a bouncer to Babson
He takes it and goes to 2nd for the force
One down for Late 20th
Mark McGwire is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to the
plate for Late 20th

McGwire moseys up to the plate
Mike Piazza is heading for
the on-deck circle
FOFC is set up for two
Babson adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Hays
Babson brings it to the plate
Bouncer to short...made to
order doubleplay ball
Nights has it on two hops...wrists
it to Blade
He evades the slide of Puckett
The throw to Potpie...
It just nips McGwire!
That does it for Late 20th
in the bottom of the 5th

A. J. Tucker up first for FOFC
He is a threat to steal if he gets on
Tucker has hit 6 triples this year
Tucker is ready
Now Randy delivers
A. J. Tucker swings
He hits a long drive
This one may be out of here...
Back, back, back...
CAUGHT!
That one looked like it was gone
FOFC with one away
Johnson steps off the mound as
he waits for Jeff Nights to
come to the plate

Nights gets set at the plate
Johnson steps on the rubber
The pitch to Nights...
Nights goes after the big breaker...
Hit on the ground to Johnson's right...
Ripken isn't able to cut it off...
It's bouncing into center
field for a single

Nights takes his lead from first...
He's challenging Johnson's pickoff move
The runner unable to take a big lead
Johnson keeps looking him back

Gazelle coming to bat
Walking slowly from the on deck circle
Nights on first, with one away
Gazelle is 1 for 2 today
He is currently batting .308
Henderson, Puckett and Gwynn
are playing him deep
Now set, Gazelle waits for the pitch
Johnson goes into his stretch...
Looks over at Nights
Fires to McGwire...
Nights is back easily...

We're ready again
Now Johnson comes home
That's ball four
Gazelle will trot down to first
Nights is now down on second

Walking up to the plate now is Potpie
K. A. Ton waits on deck
The Late 20th outfield is playing
Potpie almost straight away
Unusual for the power hitter
But with Johnson on the mound
it is understandable
Johnson has the sign from Piazza
He brings it home
Sharp curve...
Swung on...
Potpie pops it up...
Ripken slides under it
Infield Fly rule called
Potpie is automatically out
The ball is caught
The runners hold
The score is knotted at 2 with two away
Let's check some other scores as well

NL Pre WWII and Japanese
League are scoreless
Alexander battling Sugishita
Caribbean is on top of AL Post WWII 4 to 2
Dead Ball Era is on top of
Negro League II 5 to 3
NL Post WWII with the lead over
Negro League I 4 to 1
Gibson comfortably ahead for NL Post WWII
Old Timers is in front of Left Outs 9 to 6
Galvin comfortably ahead for Old Timers
Turn of Century slipping
by AL Pre WWII 3 to 1

K. A. Ton is up next
FOFC's left fielder finds 2 on with 2 outs
Two men on, two men out
And Randy studies the sign from Piazza...
Now he's got it
Johnson looks over at Gazelle...
Now back at Nights...

He's coming home with it
Ton drives one into left
Rickey Henderson sprints
over to make the play
That retires the side...
Ton fails to come through in the clutch
For FOFC, No runs, one hit, no errors
and 2 men left on base

Here's Piazza to lead off the inning
Before he does, lets check out how
the Modern Stars have been playing lately
Late 20th is 4 and 6 in
their last ten games
Piazza has hit 4 home runs this year
Right-hander Babson eyes the righty Piazza
Babson leans back and fires
Piazza takes the pitch
STRIKE THREE, is the call
Piazza can't believe it and
says something to the ump
Chalk up a whiff for Babson
One up, one down

One away, nobody on...
bottom of the 6th
The first base coach exhorting
Boggs to get on base...

One of those perennial war cries
Brian peers in for the sign...

Shakes off the first one...
Likes the second one
Now Brian delivers
It is a slow change...
Boggs' not at all fooled
He hits it squarely...
It is heading out to right-center
almost on a line...
Very well hit ball by Wade
Tucker is running after it...
He hopes to play it off the fence
He picks it up on the second bounce
He turns and gets it back into the infield
Boggs slides into second base
but it was not necessary
Two-bagger for the Late 20th third baseman

The Modern Stars' second
baseman is up next
Late 20th has 1 on board with 1 out
Time is called...
Sandberg has asked the ump
to clean the plate
We'll be ready in a second...
OK, now we are ready again
Sandberg is poised and ready for the pitch
The home town crowd is
yelling out to Boggs
telling him to watch out
as Blade sneaks in behind him
He shortens up his lead...
Now Babson delivers the 3-2 offering
Inside for ball four
And Sandberg walks
That's 3 walks given up by Babson today

Cal Ripken, the Modern Stars'
shortstop is up next
Late 20th has 2 men on with 1 out
Ripken saunters to the plate
The righthander is 1 for 2 on the day
He'll be going against the
righty hurler, Babson
Ripken is hitting .307 versus
righties this year
Of his 7 homeruns,
4 came while facing righties
The bat is cocked
Babson kicks and fires
Fastball... just outside
And Ripken will take first on the walk
Everybody will move up a base...
Bases are loaded, with
Randy Johnson due up

Johnson looks to lay one down
Johnson fouls off the bunt attempt
The count goes to 1 and 2, we'll have
to see if they keep the squeeze on
Johnson squares
Johnson bunts it foul for
the third strike...
That's a strikeout

Rickey Henderson is due up
Sal Maglie, the FOFC pitching
coach, is running out...
He wants to speak to Brian Babson
Probably just wants to calm him down a bit
Henderson is trying to get
comfortable in the box
Digging that back foot in
Henderson is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Babson
He's waiting for the pitch
Now the delivery, here is is...
It is a high hard one...
Henderson goes on a fishin' trip
Strike three swinging!
That one sailed up and
out of the strike zone...
Henderson couldn't hold back
That wraps up the inning for Late 20th
So After 6 innings
Late 20th has 2 runs, 8 hits and no errors
While FOFC has 2 runs,
4 hits and no errors
Late 20th has left 8 stranded
FOFC has failed to bring home 3

Harry Hays leads off for FOFC
Dan Fouts and Barrett Blade will follow
We've got a dandy here today
at Free Agent Field
Johnson adjusts his cap...
Now he's set
The pitch on the way, here it is...
It's a routine fly into center
Puckett ranges over and reaches up
He grabs it for the out
One down for FOFC
Dan Fouts is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to
the plate for FOFC

Fouts gets set at the plate
Piazza flashes the sign...
Johnson waves it off...
Now he's happy
He brings it home
Sinker, down at the knees...
Swung on...
Fouts hits a Baltimore chop...
Past the infield into center for a single!
That was a difficult ball to handle

Blade comes to the plate
One out, Fouts at first
Late 20th is set up for two
Randy Johnson on the mound
for the Modern Stars...
Johnson has gone the distance so far
He's given up 5 hits and 2 runs
Johnson goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Fouts
He lobs one to McGwire...
Fouts is back easily
We're ready again
Now Johnson comes home
The runner goes with the pitch!
It's the hit and run!
High fastball, up near eye level...
Blade chops at it...
Lines a shot to the right side...
And by McGwire for a hit...
Fouts was running with the pitch...
And makes it easily to third
The Modern Stars were taken in by FOFC
Blade came through with a nice hit!

Deacon Palmer steps into the box
Randy is ready
"The Big Unit" fires it home...
It gets past Piazza!
It's scored a wild pitch.
The pitch didn't look that bad
Johnson must have crossed him up!
Fouts scores from third!
Blade takes second

Deacon Palmer steps into the box
Palmer is a tough man up
there at the plate
He's hard to get past in the lineup
Deacon certainly knows how to get on base
He'll make Johnson earn his salary
Johnson has the sign from Piazza
Johnson looks back towards second...

The pitch
LINE DRIVE
Ripken grabs it for the out
Score It: 6
One more chance for FOFC this inning

Looks like Tucker will be
given a free pass here
And he is... that's four wide ones
Jeff Nights is the batter due up next

Nights saunters to the plate
Does some stretching...
Kicks the imaginary dirt from his spikes
Now he steps into the batter's box
Against lefthanders
Nights is hitting .310 this season
2 down, Nights behind in the count, 0-2
It's coming down the pike
Nights is way out in front of a change-up
Strike Three
Number 6 today for Johnson
That's it in the top of the 7th
After 6 and a half innings in Late 20th,
FOFC ahead 3 to 2

It's time for the 7th inning stretch!

Gwynn saunters to the plate
He does some stretching...
Knocks the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
Gwynn is batting .329 with
no HR's this year
Kronside steps off the mound toward second
Gives the resin bag a good squeeze...

Now he toes the rubber...
He's ready to go
Now Jace delivers
Grounded towards the hole
Nice play by Blade
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 4-3
FOFC gets the first out of the inning

Puckett is up now for Late 20th
Kirby seems to always make contact
He rarely strikes out
Today he is 0 for 3...
Naturally with no strike outs
Kirby stands with bat ready
With a 0-2 count, the pitch
Fastball, STRIKE THREE!
Puckett was frozen on that
fastball by Kronside
High and on the outside corner
He was looking for an off-speed pitch
Two away

Walking up to the plate now is McGwire
Mike Piazza waits on deck
Mark comes to the plate batting .229
with 6 home runs

He is 1 for 3 so far today
The umpire says let's go
The pitch is on the way
Fastball... low and away, ball four
Kronside puts the tying run on base
Not a good idea

Mike Piazza is up next
The Modern Stars' catcher
finds 1 on with 2 outs
Piazza is one of the best hitters around
Kronside ready quickly,
looks in for the sign
Kronside kicks and fires
Grounded into the hole
Nice play by Nights
He throws
and gets the force at second
Score It: 6-4
The runner on first, McGwire, is out
That is the third out for Late 20th here
in the last of the seventh
The attendance has just been
announced at 45125

Gazelle will come up to lead off
the top of the 8th for FOFC
Gazelle steps out of the batter's
box to get the sign
Gerald is 1 for 2 today
Gazelle cocks his bat
Johnson fires
Johnson comes in there with a dipsy-do
And Gazelle just freezes as
he watches it curve over
the outside corner...
STRIKE THREE!
7 this evening...
116 on the season for Randy Johnson
One out
Due up next is Jeeberoni Potpie

Now batting will be Jeeberoni Potpie
The first baseman is walking to the plate
Bases empty... one out
FOFC up by 1
Potpie looks down toward
the third base coach
Potpie awaits the delivery
Johnson's into the windup... the delivery
Ground ball to the left side...
Ripken scoops it up
Over to first for the putout
Two down
Randy Johnson retires
the first two batters in order

Ton now at the plate
Harry Hays waits on deck
Ton has hit 5 home runs this year
Johnson rubs down the ball...
Now he's asking for a new one
After he rubs this one down
He looks in for the sign
The southpaw Johnson delivers
the 1-1 pitch
Slider, over the inside corner...
Lashed hard out into center
It's in for a base hit...
Puckett quickly racing over...
Fields it smoothly, fires it
in behind the runner...
Ton dives back into the bag...
SAFE!!
Credit Ton with a single
(Ballpark Double Effect)

Johnson looks down at Hays as he steps in
Harry is ready to go
Hays is 1 for 3 today
Harry flied out last time up
Hays waits patiently for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Johnson's 2-1 pitch...
It's a rainbow shot toward center
Puckett reaches up
Makes the catch!
Didn't have to move an inch
Three down for FOFC
Still a 1 run deficit for Late 20th
Let me point out that
coming in to today's game
FOFC is 15 and 9 in one run games
Late 20th has a 8 and 10 record
in these tight contests

Here's the third baseman Boggs
To lead off the inning
He'll be followed by Ryne Sandberg
And then Cal Ripken
Wade is hitting at .240 on the year
He has 56 hits in 233 at bats
This includes 10 doubles, 2 triples
2 home runs and 21 RBI's
Boggs waits for the delivery
The righthander Kronside delivers
Curveball, inside corner, low...
Swung on...
And lined to right for a base hit
No chance to get that one

Out of the dugout comes Ozzie Smith
He will be pinch running for Wade Boggs
Late 20th down by 1
They need some runs; and now!

Smith inches slowly away from the bag
Smith has to hold tight to the bag

Sandberg comes to the plate
FOFC leads by 1
We're in the bottom of the 8th
Ryne seems to always make contact
He rarely strikes out
A good man for the hit and run
Sandberg is waiting
His bat is wiggling slightly
Smith is dancing off first
Kronside brings it to the plate
Sandberg just gets a piece of it
He 'drizzles' it to second
Blade races in quickly...
Barehands it...
Over to first
Just in time!
The runner moves up easily...
That's the first out of the inning
Two more to go

Ripken pounds the plate
Now he stares out at Kronside
Ripken is trying to get comfortable
in the box
Digging that back foot in
Jace looks for the sign he wants...
Shakes off the first one
But he likes the next
The home town crowd is
yelling out to Smith
telling him to watch out
as Blade sneaks in behind him
He shortens up his lead...
Now Kronside delivers the 2-1 offering
Base hit to left for Ripken
Jimmy Williams is giving
the green light...
The throw is coming home...
Smith scores!

Time is called by Late 20th
Here comes Craig Biggio out of the dugout
He is heading toward first base
And Cal Ripken starts off the diamond
Bobby Cox wants more speed on the bases

Biggio sneaks away from the base
Biggio takes his lead...
Throw to first... SAFE!
Another throw... easily back
Biggio extends his lead
Kronside comes home with a slider
Johnson takes it...
Biggio is off on the pitch
The peg down...
It's a wild throw by Hays...
To the right of second...
Into right center...
Up and moving to third is Biggio...
Score that a stolen base and an error

The squeeze play is on!
Johnson lays it down
Potpie charges in after it
He dives...
Scoops it up...
Flips to Hays
Biggio slides...
OUT!
The score is knotted at 3 with two away
Let's check some other scores as well

NL Pre WWII is edging Japanese
League 1 to 0
AL Post WWII is in front
of Caribbean 7 to 4
Dead Ball Era clipping Negro
League II 7 to 3
Johnson comfortably ahead
for Dead Ball Era
NL Post WWII with the lead over
Negro League I 4 to 1
Mathews has hit his 21st homerun
for NL Post WWII
Old Timers toppling Left Outs 13 to 6
Goslin has hit his 12th
homerun for Left Outs
Turn of Century besting AL Pre WWII 6 to 1

Rickey Henderson will face Kronside
Righty against righty
Henderson looks down toward the third
base coach, Jimmy Williams
Waiting for the pitch is Henderson
Here's the righthander's delivery
And Henderson will sit down...
strike three called
And that will do it for Late 20th
Late 20th's defensive changes are...
Smith will bat 6th and play SS
Molitor will bat 8th and play 3B

The All Stars get their turn to bat
here in the top of the 9th
Dan Fouts, Barrett Blade,
and Jace Kronside
the first three FOFC batters
They'll be facing the southpaw
Randy Johnson
Fouts is 1 for 3 today
Dan singled last time around
Dan steadies his bat
And waits patiently for Johnson's pitch
Randy rocks and fires
There's a fly ball to Tony Gwynn
Gwynn circles under it...
He makes the play

Blade finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
Blade is taking his practice swings
Barrett is 1 for 1 this evening
Blade waiting on the delivery
And the cripple pitch...
Fastball... down and away...
Johnson just misses the
corner... ball four
That's 3 walks given up by Johnson today

Blade takes a walking lead
Johnson holds the runner...
Now he zips a quick throw to first...
He's a dead duck!
Blade trots meekly back to the dugout

Defensive manager has decided to
pitch around Billy Bullock
Bullock coming up for FOFC
Nobody on, two away
Bullock has a .350 average
against lefties
Billy is ready for the delivery
The 2 strike delivery by the lefthander
Topped in front of home
Piazza grabs it
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 2-3
That wraps up the inning for FOFC
By the way, FOFC is 5 and 5
in their last ten games

Tony Gwynn will face James Rodney
to lead things off
The crowd is coming to life
They know Gwynn knows
how to get on base
FOFC has the outfield shaded towards right
Gwynn is 2 for 4 today
Gwynn waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Rodney brings it home
It's a duck snort headed
towards the outfield
Blade is after it...
Running hard...
He snares it for the out
Excellent range shown on that play!

Nobody on and The score is knotted at 3
bottom of the 9th
Kirby Puckett will try to
get something going
Puckett is batting .322 with
11 HR's this year
James gets the sign from Hays
The pitch to Puckett...
Fastball...
Puckett jumps all over it...
It's juiced to deep left
There goes Gazelle after it
Racing hard...
He dives...
And he's got it!!!
Beautiful play by Gerald Gazelle!
That's two away for the Modern Stars
We have a real "nail-biter" here today

McGwire saunters to the plate...
He stretches out a little...
Taps the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
McGwire is one of the most feared sluggers
Rodney looks down at Hays for the sign

Now he's ready...
Righthander Rodney's delivery
Swung on and missed by McGwire,
he's down on strikes
That is 2 on the day for McGwire
And we go to extra innings!

Into extra innings we go
A. J. Tucker will lead off
the 10th for FOFC
Well, the fans are getting a treat
here today at Free Agent Field
Tucker is batting .301 with
2 HR's this year
Johnson is rubbing the ball up
Now the umpire wants to take a look
No problems found...
Now Johnson gets the sign from Piazza
Johnson throws the 3-2 pitch
The pitch is just inside
and Tucker holds up
Piazza points down at the
first base umpire
He gives the "safe" sign
A. J. trots down to first... ball four

Randy Johnson watches Tucker
As he moves away from the bag
Johnson steps away from the mound
Now Tucker moves back to first
There he goes!
The throw...
Tucker with the hook slide...
The tag...
He's out on a very questionable call

Nobody on base, one away
Nights steps into the batter's box
Nights looks into the dugout
Now he steps back in...
1 for 4 on the day for Jeff
Nights is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Johnson
He's waiting for the pitch
The southpaw Johnson's delivery
on the 3-1 pitch
Sinker, at the knees...
Swung on...
Nights hits it into the hole
on the right side
Sandberg ranging to his left...
Scoops it up...
Throws on the run...
And Nights is out by a step at first
Two down
Piazza asks for a new ball
He calls time and trots out to the mound
A conference going on between
Piazza and Johnson

Gazelle is up near the batter's box
He is going through his obligatory ritual
Finally, he steps in
The outfield's shaded towards
left for Gazelle
He's 1 for 3 today
The umpire says let's go
Gazelle is ready
Johnson rocks and fires
Curveball in the dirt
Swung on and missed...Strike three
Piazza fumbles it,
but quickly recovers to tag Gazelle
That's all for FOFC
After 9 and a half innings in
Late 20th this evening,
The score is tied at 3

Here's Piazza to lead off
the bottom of the 10th
He's the go ahead run
Rodney adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Hays
Rodney goes into his windup
And here's the 2-2 offering
Fastball, swung on and missed
Take a seat Mr. Piazza!
With one down

Potpie yells something out to Rodney
James nods his head

Coming up for Late 20th is Ozzie Smith
Nobody on base, one out
Rodney has the sign from Hays
Here's his delivery
Smith lifts a flyball towards
Persimmon Pflaggstettler
Pflaggstettler seems to be having
trouble picking up the ball
Pflaggstettler stumbles... he
sticks his glove up...
He's got it!
Nice recovery by Pflaggstettler
That's the second out of the inning

Settling in at the plate is Sandberg
Rodney toes the rubber again
He gets his sign from Hays
Here's the 1-1 offering
Swung on, liner towards second...
Blade leaps...
He can't come up with it!
No chance for either Blade
or Pflaggstettler
That one had base hit written all over it

Paul Molitor strides to the plate
The score is knotted at 3
Molitor is one of the best hitters around
Hays flashes the sign to Rodney
The stretch... the 3-2 delivery
There's a fly ball into
straight-away right
Pflaggstettler one hands it...
OUT!
That wraps up the inning for Late 20th
So After 10 innings
Late 20th has 3 runs, 11
hits and no errors
While FOFC has 3 runs,
7 hits and one error
Late 20th has left 11 stranded
FOFC has failed to bring home 6

FOFC will send Potpie,
Persimmon Pflaggstettler,
and Harry Hays to face
Randy Johnson this inning
Jeeberoni steps out to check for his sign
Now he steps back in
Dick Howser relays the sign
from Benton Breeze
Potpie grounded out last time up
and now is 0 for 4
All set, Potpie is ready for the pitch
The southpaw delivers the 2-1 pitch
It's a smash over third
Molitor leaps
Just over his outstretched glove
Potpie makes a wide turn at first
He will hold at first
The ball comes in quickly

Nobody out, Potpie at first
Now up is Pflaggstettler
Pflaggstettler wiggles the
bat above his head
Piazza flashes the sign...
Johnson shakes it off, he wants another...

Now he's happy
Now to the belt, here it is...
Breaking ball, at the belt...
Swung on and clubbed to left-center
It's into the alley...
Henderson and Puckett after it...
Potpie will score
Puckett has it against the fence...
Throws hard to third...
Pflaggstettler slides spikes first...
The ball is there...
He's called safe, with a triple!
Smith may have been cut...
The trainer comes out...
Looks like Smith is OK
Tay Pemup returns to the dugout

There is going to be a pitching change
Randy Johnson will head to the dugout
as Bruce Sutter will come on here
in the top of the 11th
Sutter has appeared in 30 games
His record is 1-1 with a 3.54 ERA
over 53 innings

Hays, the catcher, moves
into the batter's box

FOFC ahead 4 to 3
Looking to Dick Howser for a sign
Set now is Hays
Here comes the cripple pitch
Hays flies out to left
Dick Howser is giving the green light...
Here's the play at the plate...
Pflaggstettler scores!

So that brings up Dan Fouts
the FOFC third baseman
Fouts has hit 7 home runs this year
Sutter is happy with the sign
The righthander Sutter's delivery
It's a dying quail headed
towards the outfield
OHHHHH, snagged by a retreating
Sandberg for the out
Outstanding range shown on that play!
That's the second out of the inning

Barrett Blade is coming to the plate
So far this season
Blade is hitting .194
when facing righthanded pitching
Sutter wastes no time
He has the sign from Piazza
The pitch is on the way
It's a Texas Leaguer to left
Here comes Henderson...
He is really motoring...
He reaches down...
But catches it on one hop!
Blade is on with a bloop single to left

Blade inches away from the base
Sutter steps off the rubber
Looks Blade back to the bag

Walking up to the plate now is Terp
FOFC leading in the game
Kris wants desperately to
break out of his slump
Terp waits for the pitch
Sandberg comes in a couple steps
Yells something to Sutter
The delivery
The runner goes
Terp likes the hit and run...
Terp just gets a piece of it
He 'nubs' it to second
Sandberg races in quickly...
Barehands it...
Over to first
Just in time!
The runner moves up easily...
That's it for FOFC
Here at Free Agent Field, After
10 and a half innings,
FOFC has 5 runs, 10 hits and one error
While Late 20th has 3 runs,
11 hits and no errors
FOFC has left 7 on base
Late 20th has stranded 11

Eddie Murray will hit for Bruce Sutter
Murray is batting .218 with 8 home runs
He also has 26 RBI's on the year
He's batting .206 against righties

The Modern Stars will send
Murray, Rickey Henderson,
and Tony Gwynn up
to the plate this inning
Murray is batting .218 with
8 HR's this year
Knowles studies his sign
The righthander delivers
Changeup down low...
Murray makes contact and
hits one out to center
A. J. Tucker is drifting over...
Now he's under it...
Easy out for Knowles
One down for Late 20th
Rickey Henderson is still
in the on-deck circle
and Tony Gwynn is looking
for a bat in the dugout

Now batting will be Rickey Henderson
The left fielder is walking to the plate
Bases empty... one out
FOFC leads Late 20th by 2 runs
Knowles looks down at Hays for the sign
Shakes him off once... twice...

Now he has the pitch he wants
Here's the 2 strike pitch
Henderson tries to hold up
Hays points down at the first base umpire
The ump says he went around
STRIKE THREE!
Two gone for Late 20th

Now here's Gwynn
Gwynn is looking for another hit
He has 2 hits so far today
He is hitting .325 on the year
Knowles wastes no time
He has the sign from Hays
Knowles' windup... the delivery
Long fly to left
Gazelle has a long run...
He's there and hauls it in
Gwynn is retired on a fairly deep fly
And that will do it for Late 20th
FOFC wins 5 to 3
Rodney gets credit for the win
Knowles notches the save
Johnson takes the loss
The hitting star for FOFC
was A. J. Tucker
He was 1 for 3 with a homerun
And that wraps things up
So long from Late 20th.

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BOXSCORE: 1000 FOFC All Stars At 2001 Late 20th Modern Stars 6/13/1900 All Stars AB R H RBI AVG Modern Stars AB R H RBI AVG A.Tucker CF 3 1 1 1 .301 R.Henderson LF 5 0 0 0 .238 J.Nights SS 5 0 1 0 .293 T.Gwynn RF 6 0 2 0 .323 G.Gazelle RF,LF 4 1 1 1 .299 K.Puckett CF 5 0 0 0 .320 J.Potpie 1B 5 1 1 0 .278 M.McGwire 1B 4 0 1 0 .226 K.Ton LF 4 0 1 0 .250 M.Piazza C 5 1 0 0 .260 C-P.Pflaggstettler RF 1 1 1 1 .298 W.Boggs 3B 3 1 3 0 .244 H.Hays C 4 0 1 1 .338 D-O.Smith PR,SS 1 1 0 0 .348 D.Fouts 3B 5 1 1 0 .236 R.Sandberg 2B 4 0 3 0 .241 S.Treacy 2B 2 0 0 0 .281 C.Ripken SS 3 0 2 2 .309 A-B.Blade 2B 2 0 2 0 .204 E-C.Biggio PR 0 0 0 0 .222 B.Babson P 2 0 0 0 .097 F-P.Molitor 3B 1 0 0 0 .345 B-D.Palmer PH 1 0 0 0 .305 R.Johnson P 3 0 0 1 .091 J.Kronside P 0 0 0 0 .000 B.Sutter P 0 0 0 0 .000 G-B.Bullock PH 1 0 0 0 .279 I-E.Murray PH 1 0 0 0 .217 J.Rodney P 0 0 0 0 ---- H-K.Terp PH 1 0 0 0 .148 S.Knowles P 0 0 0 0 ---- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- --- Totals 40 5 10 4 Totals 41 3 11 3 A-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Treacy In 5th Inning B-Pinch Hit For Babson In 7th Inning C-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Ton In 8th Inning D-Pinch Ran For Boggs In 8th Inning E-Pinch Ran For Ripken In 8th Inning F-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Biggio In 9th Inning G-Pinch Hit For Kronside In 9th Inning H-Pinch Hit For Rodney In 11th Inning I-Pinch Hit For Sutter In 11th Inning All Stars....... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 - 5 10 1 Modern Stars.... 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 3 11 0 All Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET B.Babson 6 8 2 2 4 4 0 110 3.40 A1 D1 J.Kronside BS(5th) 2 2 1 1 1 2 0 31 1.98 D2 E1 J.Rodney WIN(4-2) 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 24 3.93 E2 E8 S.Knowles SAVE(11th) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 2.04 E9 Totals 11 11 3 3 5 9 0 Modern Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET R.Johnson LOSS(6-9) 10 9 5 5 4 8 2 145 2.75 A1 E5 B.Sutter 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 3.48 E6 Totals 11 10 5 5 4 8 2 ATTENDANCE- 45,125 DATE- Wednesday, June 13th 1900 TIME- Night T- 3:22 LEFT ON BASE- All Stars: 7 Modern Stars:11 DOUBLE PLAYS- All Stars: 3 Modern Stars: 0 ERRORS- H.Hays DOUBLES- T.Gwynn(18th), W.Boggs(10th) TRIPLES- P.Pflaggstettler(5th) HOME RUNS- A.Tucker(2nd), G.Gazelle(9th) STOLEN BASES- C.Biggio(8th) CAUGHT STEALING- A.Tucker SACRIFICE HITS- R.Johnson SACRIFICE FLIES- H.Hays WALKS- A.Tucker-2, G.Gazelle, B.Blade, R.Henderson, M.McGwire, W.Boggs, R.Sandberg, C.Ripken STRIKE OUTS- A.Tucker, J.Nights, G.Gazelle-2, H.Hays, S.Treacy-2, B.Babson, R.Henderson-3, K.Puckett, M.McGwire-2, M.Piazza-2, R.Johnson GIDP- R.Henderson, K.Puckett, M.McGwire WILD PITCHES- R.Johnson WEB GEMS- Top 3rd: Rickey Henderson robbed Gerald Gazelle of a Homerun! Top 10th: Ryne Sandberg robbed Jeff Nights of a base hit.
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GAME 69 - June 14 - Radio Broadcast

Welcome to Free Agent Field!
And in a moment we'll be ready
for the game between
Late 20th and FOFC
So folks, pull up a chair
and spend part of your afternoon with us
The ump shouts "PLAY BALL!"
We're ready to go here in Late 20th
A. J. Tucker to lead it off for FOFC
The pitch on the way, here it is...
He rips a grounder to first
Molitor flips to Maddux covering
Score It: 3-1
One up, one down here in
the top of the 1st

Nights is up now for FOFC
Jeff Nights is hitting .291 this year
against righthanded pitchers
The umpire says let's go
The pitch on the way, here it is...
A hot shot on the ground to Ripken
He's got it cleanly on one hop...
Over to first and Nights is out
That's two away

Pflaggstettler moseys up to the plate
Jeeberoni Potpie is heading
for the on-deck circle
Pflaggstettler needs to get on...
He has a .394 on base percentage
Pflaggstettler cocks his bat
Here's the 1-1 pitch
Pflaggstettler drives one into center
Kirby Puckett sprints over
to make the play
That wraps up the inning for FOFC
By the way, FOFC is 6 and 4
in their last ten games

FOFC has taken the field
here in the bottom of the first...
Here's the way they look, defensively
The ball hawks from left to right
Gazelle in left...
Tucker in center...
And Pflaggstettler in right

The infield, third to first
Palmer will play the hot corner
Nights is at short
Over at second, Blade
and at first base Potpie
Williams gets the nod as starter
Behind the dish is Bullock
Late 20th left fielder, Rickey
Henderson, will lead off
Before getting ready
Henderson checks out the
defensive alignment
After getting set, Henderson
waits on the pitch
Williams brings it to the plate
Henderson fights one off his fists
It's lined weakly to the left of short
Nights is over quickly
Easy out
One down for Late 20th
Craig Biggio is still in
the on-deck circle
and Wade Boggs is looking
for a bat in the dugout

Biggio digs in at the plate
Ready now for Williams to come set
Biggio has hit 1 home run this year
Williams has the sign he wants
Here's the 2-1 pitch
There's a check swing by Biggio
It's a high pop in foul territory
It looks playable
Billy Bullock makes the catch
against the stands
Two up, two down for Late 20th

Two away, nobody on
Boggs comes to the plate for Late 20th
Boggs has a .200 average
against lefthanders
He is .244 overall
Set now is Boggs
Williams goes into his windup
And here's the 3-1 offering
It's a Texas Leaguer to center
Here comes Tucker...
He is really motoring...
He reaches down...
But catches it on one hop!
Boggs is on with a bloop single to center

Mike Piazza is advancing to the plate
No score as yet in the early going
Mike, a right-handed hitter, will
face the lefty Williams
Of his 4 home runs, 2 are
against southpaws
Mike steadies his bat
And waits patiently for Williams' pitch
And the delivery by Williams
Screaming liner towards second
Tough chance for Blade
He grabs it for the out
Score It: 4
John Williams holds the Modern
Stars scoreless in the first

It's the All Stars' turn at bat
here in the top of the 2nd
Jeeberoni Potpie, Gerald Gazelle,
and Deacon Palmer
are due up to face righthander Greg Maddux
The right-hander Maddux is
set to deliver to Potpie
Maddux brings it home
Potpie laces a hit into the outfield
Rickey Henderson picks it up
Fires it to the infield
Potpie holds with a single

Now batting will be Gazelle
The left fielder for FOFC
Gazelle is trying to get
comfortable in the box
Digging that back foot in
Gazelle waiting on the delivery
The righthander Maddux's delivery
Hot line drive to short
Ripken tries it
He grabs it for the out
Score It: 6
One away
While we wait for the next batter
Let's see what's happening in other games

NL Pre WWII and Japanese League
are deadlocked at 1
AL Post WWII leads Caribbean 1 to 0
Negro League II is in front
of Dead Ball Era 4 to 1
NL Post WWII is in front of
Negro League I 3 to 0
Cepeda has hit his 3rd homerun
for NL Post WWII
Old Timers leads Left Outs 2 to 1
AL Pre WWII and Turn of Century
have yet to score
And here in Late 20th No score

Facing Maddux now is Palmer
Billy Bullock heads to the on deck circle
Barrett Blade waits in the hole
Right-hander Maddux prepares for the pitch
to the right-handed swinging Palmer
Here's the 3-1 offering
Palmer raps a hard grass
cutter toward second
Biggio takes two steps to his left
Scoops it up
Over to second for one
Back to first for the deuce!
And that will do it for FOFC

Cal Ripken, Kirby Puckett, and
Paul Molitor are due up
Ripken is batting .309 with
7 HR's this year
Bullock flashes the sign to Williams
Here's his delivery
Sinking fastball...
Ripken swings...
Raps a hard ground ball
right at Nights...
He snares it easily, throws to first...
Out by a step
FOFC gets the first out of the inning

Kirby Puckett, the center fielder,
strides to the plate
Puckett is at .320 on the season
John is ready
The pitch is on the way
Puckett lofts a fly to deep left
Gazelle trots slowly under it...
He makes the catch
Two down
Williams retires two in a row

Up next for the Modern Stars
Paul Molitor, the first baseman...
If he gets on, Tony Gwynn would bat next
Molitor is batting .345
with 1 HR this year
Williams adjusts his cap...
Now he's set
Williams goes into his windup
And here's the 1-2 offering
Pounded on the ground to short
Nights grabs it
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 6-3
That's all for the Modern Stars
After 2 innings in Late
20th this afternoon,
We're scoreless

Bullock saunters to the plate...
He stretches out a little
Then kicks the dirt from his spikes...

Now he steps into the batter's box
Bullock is batting seventh
in the order today
He is hitting a respectable .279 for FOFC

Now set, Bullock waits for the pitch
Here's the windup... and the pitch
Bullock hits it sharply on the ground...
into the hole at third
Boggs dives...
It's through for a base hit!
He almost got his glove on it...
Bullock reaches on a sizzling
single to left
A nice try by the third
baseman, Wade Boggs

And it brings up Barrett Blade
On deck is John Williams
A. J. Tucker in the hole
Third base coach Dick Howser
gives the sign to Blade
Maddux adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Piazza
Maddux fires
The runner goes with the pitch!
It's the hit and run!
Blade takes a cut at the sinker...
Hits a hard grounder down to first...
Molitor can't get his glove on it...
It's into right for a single...
Bullock hustles around to third
The hit and run works to perfection!

Williams squares around
Williams misses the pitch!
The steal attempt...
Bullock is running on the pitch
A slider away...
Piazza reaches down with the tag...
The umpire signals OUT!
Risky play...
Almost worked though
What an exciting play!

John Williams steps into the box
Williams can't seem to get
settled at the plate
Williams is waiting
His bat is wiggling slightly
Now the delivery, here is is...
Grounded towards the hole
Biggio can't come up with it
BASE HIT!
Blade takes third

Settling in at the plate is Tucker
Tucker has hit 2 home runs this year
Maddux looks down at Piazza
for the sign...
Shakes him off once... twice
Now he has the pitch he wants
Maddux kicks and fires
Tucker swings and lifts one toward right
Gwynn drifts over slowly...
He is under it now...
And makes the easy catch...
We're scoreless with two away this inning

Nights finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
Nights is 0 for 1 today
Jeff grounded out last time around
Jeff waits...
He steps out as Maddux takes too long
Now he's back in the box
The righthander Maddux delivers
Bounding ball to second
Taken by Biggio
Over to Molitor
Got him!
Score It: 4-3
That's it for FOFC
Here at Free Agent Field, After
2 and a half innings,
Late 20th has no runs, one
hit and no errors
While FOFC has no runs,
4 hits and no errors
FOFC has left 2 on base
Late 20th has stranded 1

Tony Gwynn is up to lead off the inning
The crowd is chanting for Late
20th to get things going
Gwynn wiggles the bat above his head
The bat is cocked
He brings it home
Hard inside slider...
The swing...
Gwynn hits a grounder into the hole
Potpie makes an incredible stop...
But he's in no position to make a throw
Score that a single

Maddux fouls off the bunt attempt
The count goes to 1 and 2, we'll have
to see if they keep the bunt play on
Maddux looks to lay one down
He bunts it . . .
Fielded by D.Palmer
he's throwing for the lead runner...
OUT!
Force Play To 3rd Baseman
Score It: 5-6
The runner on first, Gwynn, is out
That's one away

Maddux takes a walking lead
Williams steps off the rubber
Looks Maddux back to the bag

Henderson is up near the batter's box
He is going through his obligatory ritual
Finally, he steps in
Rickey is hitting at .237 on the year
He has 46 hits in 194 at bats
His speed has propelled him
to 16 stolen bases
Henderson waits for the pitch
Williams brings it to the plate
Henderson is gone on strikes
Left with the bat still in
the cocked position
Two gone for Late 20th

Walking up to the plate now is Biggio
Wade Boggs waits on deck
Maddux will be running if it's hit
Williams studies his sign
The pitch to Biggio...
Sharply breaking curveball...
Swung on...
Fly ball towards left center...
Looks like it's gonna drop in there...
It does for a base hit for Biggio

Boggs walks up to the plate
Boggs has 10 doubles this year
Williams is ready quickly
The lefty Williams delivers
Fastball... just outside
And Boggs will take first on the walk
Everybody will move up a base...
Bases are loaded, with Mike Piazza due up

Now here's Piazza
Piazza is batting .258 with
4 HR's this year
Williams will try to settle matters
here in the bottom of the 3rd
He's in quite a fix at the moment
He centers his attention on Piazza
It's a 3-2 count
Here comes the pay-off pitch...
Piazza drives the ball to
left for extra bases
Biggio and Maddux will score
Jimmy Williams will send
the runner home...
The throw is coming home...
Boggs scores!
Double for Piazza

Cal Ripken steps into the box
Ripken takes a couple of practice cuts
Ripken is waiting for the pitch
He deals
STRIKE THREE!
After 3 innings
Late 20th leads 3 to 0

FOFC will send Pflaggstettler,
Jeeberoni Potpie, and Gerald
Gazelle to face
Greg Maddux this inning
Stepping in and then stepping out again
Pflaggstettler looks to third for a sign
Pflaggstettler waits
Maddux brings it to the plate
A hanging curve...
Pflaggstettler laces it hard
just to the right of Boggs
He makes a stab at it...
Just misses it!
It's on into the outfield for a single
A wide turn by Persimmon...
but he'll stay at first
as the ball comes in

Jeeberoni Potpie will face Maddux
Righty against righty
Potpie grips the bat handle
Jeeberoni seems to be relaxed
and ready for the pitch
He steadies his bat now
Now Greg delivers
That's ball four
Potpie trots down to first
Pflaggstettler is already down on second

Potpie at first, Pflaggstettler
at second, nobody out
Gazelle is the batter
Gazelle is at .294 on the season
Greg looks for the sign he wants...
Shakes off the first one
But he likes the next
Now Greg delivers
Maddux loses him
Gazelle heads down to first
Potpie and Pflaggstettler move up a base
Bases are waterlogged

The third baseman, Deacon
Palmer, is up next
Looking to Dick Howser for a sign
Maddux looks down at Piazza for the sign
Shakes him off once... twice...

Now he has the pitch he wants
The righthander delivers
Palmer hits it deep towards the gap
Gwynn is back to the warning track...
To the fence...
He leaps against the wall...
He can't get it!
Palmer is at third, with a triple
Deacon clears the bases
He now has 3 RBI's on the day

Billy Bullock makes his way to home plate
Bullock is looking for another hit
He has 1 hit so far today
He is hitting .285 on the year
Bullock gets ready for Maddux's pitch
His bat is cocked
Righthander Maddux's delivery
Billy Bullock offers at the slider,
but checks his swing
Oh, Bullock couldn't get
the bat out of the way
It's a soft line drive to
Cal Ripken for the out
Bullock never even left the batter's box
With one down, up next is Barrett Blade
To be followed by John Williams

The second baseman, Blade, is ready to bat
The score is tied at 3 in
the top of the 4th
Runner on 3rd, 1 man out
Maddux adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Piazza
Here comes the cripple pitch
Slow roller to third
Palmer is coming home
Boggs can't get to it
BASE HIT!
Palmer scores from third!

Blade watches Maddux carefully
As he stretches out his lead
Curveball low... Williams checks his swing
There goes Blade on a delayed steal!
Piazza pumps...
but no throw, he holds onto the ball
He is SAFE!

John Williams steps into the box
Right-hander Maddux eyes
the righty Williams
Greg rocks and fires
He hits a tough grounder to short
Ripken comes up with it
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 6-3
Two down
Piazza asks for a new ball
He calls time and trots out to the mound
A conference going on between
Piazza and Maddux

That'll bring up All Stars' center
fielder A. J. Tucker...
FOFC with a man in scoring
position at second
Maddux steps on the rubber
Way ahead in the count
Maddux turns the 0-2 pitch loose
Grounded into the hole
Fielded nicely by Biggio
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 4-3
The Modern Stars finally retire the side
but not until FOFC scores 4 runs
The All Stars now take over the lead by 1
It's FOFC 4, Late 20th 3

Here's Puckett to lead off the inning
Before he does...
lets take a look at the scoreboard

NL Pre WWII and Japanese League
are all knotted at 1
AL Post WWII is giving it
to Caribbean 5 to 0
Berra has hit his 6th homerun
for AL Post WWII
Negro League II is edging
Dead Ball Era 4 to 3
NL Post WWII with the lead over
Negro League I 3 to 0
Cepeda has hit his 3rd homerun
for NL Post WWII
Old Timers slipping by Left Outs 3 to 1
Kelly has hit his 9th homerun
for Old Timers
AL Pre WWII and Turn of
Century are scoreless
Ruffing battling Mathewson
And right here in Late 20th
FOFC ahead 4 to 3
Looking for his first hit today
Puckett is 0 for 1
John gets the sign from Bullock
Into the windup... here's the pitch
Curve in the dirt... and Puckett holds up
Looked like he went around from here
But the plate umpire says no
Bullock asks the first base ump's opinion
He says Puckett went around
Strike three, swinging
One up, one down

Coming up for Late 20th is Paul Molitor
Nobody on base, one out
Molitor swinging from the right side
of the plate against the lefty Williams
Molitor is poised and ready for the pitch
The southpaw delivers the 1-2 pitch
Swung on and hit sharply to second
Blade plays it on one bounce
Over to Potpie...
Out of there!
Two down
Williams retires the first
two Late 20th batters

Up now for Late 20th is Gwynn
Two away, nobody on
Gwynn is a tough man up there at the plate
He's hard to get past in the lineup
Tony certainly knows how to get on base
He'll make Williams earn his salary
Bullock flashes the sign...
Williams waves it off...
Now he's happy
The southpaw Williams' delivery
on the 3-1 pitch
Swung on and hit on the nose to right
Pflaggstettler picks it up on one bounce
Flips it to second...
Gwynn is on with a sharply hit single
He hit a curve ball...
and he was just waiting on it

Late 20th pitcher, Greg Maddux, is up next
Gwynn will be running if it's hit
And John studies the sign from Bullock...
Now he's got it
Williams' into the stretch...

Looks over at first
Quick throw!
Gwynn dives back in!...

SAFE!...

Potpie tosses it back to Williams
Now here's the pitch
Swung on and missed...
Maddux is down on strikes
Late 20th is out of here in
the bottom of the 4th
This game is coming to you from
Free Agent Field in Late 20th
After 4 innings
FOFC has 4 runs, 7 hits and no errors
While Late 20th has 3 runs,
5 hits and no errors

Jeff Nights leads it off
Nights digs into the box
Maddux toes the rubber
He takes his windup
LINE DRIVE
Boggs jumps
He grabs it for the out
Score It: 5

Pflaggstettler saunters to the plate...
He stretches out a little...
Taps the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
Pflaggstettler is 1 for 2 on the day
He looks around at the Late 20th infield
Molitor is kicking the dirt at first
Boggs is even with the bag at third
Biggio and Ripken are ready
with hands on knees
at second and short
Maddux steps on the rubber...
Looks in for the sign
Biggio comes in a couple steps
Yells something to Maddux
The delivery
Curve, at the belt...
Pflaggstettler times his swing...
Hammers a long fly ball...
Kirby Puckett retreats toward the fence
He leaps...

It's gone, put that one on the board
A home run!!

Potpie, FOFC's first baseman,
is coming to the plate
He is finished with his pre-bat warmup
Gerald Gazelle waits on deck
Potpie is batting .281 with
16 round trippers in 1900
Jeeberoni is ready for the delivery
Here's the righthander's delivery
Swung on and hit to left...
It's down the line... and deep
Henderson runs over toward the foul pole
Rickey won't get this one...
Fair or foul???...
FAIRBALL is the signal!
Back-to-back home runs for FOFC!
FOFC ahead 6 to 3

There'll be a pitching change
Greg Maddux is walking slowly
to the dugout
John Smoltz will come on here
in the top of the 5th
Smoltz has pitched 51 innings in 21 games
He has a 3-3 record
to go along with a 5.08 ERA

Here's Gerald Gazelle
Gerald takes a couple of practice cuts
Gazelle is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Smoltz
He's waiting for the pitch
Now ready, here it is...
Struck him out on a fastball
Gazelle goes down swinging
Two men gone, nobody on
FOFC leads by 3

Deacon Palmer will get a
crack at Smoltz next
Billy Bullock would be up next...
But only if Palmer can reach safely
Palmer is one of the best hitters around
Smoltz wastes no time
He has the sign from Piazza
Smoltz rocks and fires
The batter checks his swing
Here's the appeal
Palmer swung, that's strike three
Palmer isn't happy at all with that call
That wraps up the inning for FOFC
So After 4 and a half innings
FOFC has 6 runs, 9 hits and no errors
While Late 20th has 3 runs,
5 hits and no errors
FOFC has left 3 stranded
Late 20th has failed to bring home 3

Rickey Henderson will step into
the box to start the inning
Late 20th would like to get
some runners on board
Henderson is 0 for 2 today
Rickey struck out last time up
Henderson is ready
Williams winds and delivers
Henderson swings...
Hard groundball, left of third
It's by Palmer and skips out to Gazelle
Henderson rounds first
The left fielder is after it.. cuts it off
and fires it in quickly to second
Henderson returns to first
as Gerald gets a nice throw in to Blade

Nobody out, Henderson at first
Now up is Biggio
Biggio steps out of the batter's
box to get the sign
Craig is 1 for 2 today
Biggio waits on Williams
The southpaw's 0-2 delivery
The Whiff!
Williams punches Biggio out!
One down for Late 20th
Wade Boggs is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to the
plate for Late 20th

Boggs steps in
Henderson's trying to rattle John Williams
by taking a big lead off first
He can drive a pitcher to drink
Boggs looks for a sign from third
Jimmy Williams delivers it to Wade
Wade is 1 for 1 today
drew a walk his last at bat
The umpire says let's go
Boggs is ready
Williams brings it to the plate
Base hit to right for Boggs
Jimmy Williams is waving
Henderson to third...
The throw is cut off...
That holds Boggs at first

The catcher, Mike Piazza
will be up next for Late 20th
The outfield's shaded towards
left for Piazza
He's 1 for 2 today
He cocks the bat as he peers
out at Williams
The runners step away from their bases
Williams looks to first...
over his shoulder to third...
The pitch
Piazza chases the inside fastball...
He hits a high fly ball...
Gazelle backs up...
Starts forward towards the plate...
Makes the catch on the run...
Uncorks a bullet...
The throw is wide to the first base side
Henderson is safe on the sac fly

Modern Stars' shortstop Ripken
is up next
Against lefthanders
Ripken is hitting .286 this season
Cal is eagerly awaiting Williams' pitch
Here's the southpaw's delivery
A slider by Williams
Ripken gets good wood on it...
Gazelle back-pedals quickly...
Up with his glove...
Out!
And that will do it for Late 20th

Bullock steps up to the plate for FOFC
It's the top of the 6th
at Free Agent Field
Billy is hitting at .282 on the year
He has 37 hits in 131 at bats
Today, he is 1 for 2
Bullock lined out his last time up
Smoltz squeezes the resin bag...
Peers in
Here's the 1-1 offering
Billy Bullock swings
He hits a long drive
This one may be out of here...
Back, back, back...
Henderson leaps and grabs it!
Bullock is robbed of a homerun
with a great catch by Henderson
FOFC with one away
Smoltz steps off the mound as
he waits for Barrett Blade to
come to the plate

That brings up Barrett Blade,
the second baseman
Blade gets set
He's 2 for 2 so far
Smoltz is happy with the sign
Now to the belt, here it is...
Blade hits one on the ground
to the left side
Barrett, who moves well,
is motoring to first
Ripken wings it quickly to Molitor...
OUT by a step
And there's two away

Now batting will be John Williams
Time is called...
Williams has asked the ump
to clean the plate
We'll be ready in a second...
OK, now we are ready again
Williams in the hole, 0-2
Smoltz's righthanded delivery...
Curveball in the dirt
Swung on and missed...Strike three
Piazza fumbles it,
but quickly recovers to tag Williams
The All Stars go down in order, 1-2-3
After 5 and a half innings,

FOFC leads 6 to 4

Here's Puckett to lead off the inning
Before he does, lets check out how
the Modern Stars have been playing lately
Late 20th is 3 and 7 in
their last ten games
Puckett looks down toward
the third base coach
Williams has the sign from Bullock
John Williams, with 9 appearances
before today's game
looks down for the sign from Bullock
Williams has great control
He's looking for win number 7
He's into the windup
Curve...Swung on by Puckett...
Lined right back over the mound...
Through into center field for a single

The tying run comes to the plate,
in the person of Paul Molitor
Modern Stars with 1 runner on base
The All Stars lead, 6-4
With Paul's hitting ability
I'd be looking for him to swing away
What do you think?...
Full count on the batter, 3-2
Williams goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Puckett
He lobs one to Potpie...
Puckett is back easily
We're ready again
Now Williams comes home
Molitor hits a screamer at Jeff Nights
Nights picks it up and fires to second
Out there...
And the throw to first
A tailor made double play
That's the second out of the inning
Time to check the scoreboard

NL Pre WWII and Japanese League
are deadlocked at 1
AL Post WWII clipping Caribbean 5 to 1
Berra has hit his 6th homerun
for AL Post WWII
Dead Ball Era is beating
Negro League II 8 to 4
McGinnity comfortably ahead
for Dead Ball Era
NL Post WWII clipping Negro
League I 4 to 0
Old Timers is edging Left Outs 3 to 2
Welch battling Jenkins
AL Pre WWII leads Turn of Century 1 to 0

Gwynn gets set at the plate
Williams looks down at
Bullock for the sign
Now he's ready
Williams quick pitches him
Gwynn chases the change up
Hits a slow grounder right past Williams
Nights snares it behind the bag...
Plants...
Throws to first...
Beats him by a step for the out!
The side is retired
No runs, one hit and no errors
Time for a break, just in
time, by the way as
I've just been handed a ballpark hotdog
As Humphrey Bogart once said
A hotdog at the ballpark is better than
steak at the Ritz

First up for FOFC in the top of the 7th
is Tucker against Smoltz
The FOFC center fielder will be followed
by Jeff Nights and Persimmon Pflaggstettler
mmon Pflaggstettler
FOFC leads 6 to 4
A. J. is hitting at .298 on the year
He has 85 hits in 285 at bats
This includes 7 doubles, 6 triples
2 home runs and 25 RBI's
All set, Tucker is ready for the pitch
The righthander Smoltz delivers
Curveball, breaking to the outside...
Lazy ground ball to the right side
It'll be a very tough play for Molitor
He picks it up, throws to
Smoltz covering first
Not in time as Tucker beats the throw

Tucker takes a walking lead
Tucker has stolen 14 of 17 bases this year
Smoltz's move keeps Tucker guessing
He's not getting a very good lead

Jeff Nights squares to bunt
Boggs fields it, THEN DROPS THE BALL!
Boggs picks it up and fires to first
Nights is out by an eyelash
Credit Nights with a sacrifice
With one gone
FOFC will have Persimmon Pflaggstettler
coming up
A dangerous hitter, no doubt about it

So with 1 on and 1 out
FOFC sends their right fielder,
Persimmon Pflaggstettler,
up to face Smoltz
Hard-hitting Jeeberoni Potpie is walking
towards the on-deck circle
Pflaggstettler is looking for
lightning to strike again
He's boomed 1 homerun earlier today
Persimmon is 2 for 3...
Batting .303 on the season
Pflaggstettler waits on Smoltz
Smoltz's 2 strike pitch...
A curve is wide...
But swung on and missed!
Strike three!
That is 4 on the afternoon for Smoltz

Jeeberoni Potpie is up next
FOFC's first baseman finds
1 on with 2 outs
Potpie wiggles the bat above his head
The bat is cocked
Righthander Smoltz's delivery
Potpie swings...
And hits nothing but air!
Strike three!
Boy, whatta aggitatin' curve ball!
5 on the afternoon for Smoltz
That retires the side...
Potpie fails to come through in the clutch
For FOFC, No runs, one hit, no errors
and one man left on base

It's time for the 7th inning stretch!

Bobby Cox will send up a pinch
hitter for John Smoltz
Yes, Eddie Murray steps out of the dugout
He will be up there against Williams

Eddie Murray will step into the
box to start the inning
Late 20th would like to get
some runners on board
Murray is batting .217 with
8 HR's this year
Williams is rubbing the ball up
Now the umpire wants to take a look
No problems found...
Now Williams gets the sign from Bullock
It's coming down the pike
Murray lifts a flyball
towards A. J. Tucker
Tucker seems to be having trouble
picking up the ball
Tucker stumbles... he sticks
his glove up...
He's got it!
Nice recovery by Tucker
And there's one away

Henderson gets set at the plate
Rickey is hitting at .240 on the year
He has 47 hits in 196 at bats
Late 20th's leadoff hitter has
scored 26 runs this year
Henderson awaits the delivery
Now John delivers
Henderson drops a bunt
Williams is off the mound
Blade comes in after it
Williams scoops it up bare-handed
Flicks it to Potpie
Got him!
Nice play!

While Wade Boggs heads for
the on deck circle
Craig Biggio makes his way to the plate
The outfield shades towards
left for Biggio
Biggio is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Williams
He's waiting for the pitch
Williams leans back and fires
There's a bunt between the mound and first
Williams and Potpie are after it
It slips between them both!
Biggio is safe...not even a throw
He beats it out for a bunt single

The tying run comes to the plate,
in the person of Wade Boggs
Modern Stars with 1 runner on base
The All Stars lead, 6-4
Biggio will be running if it's hit
John Williams on the mound
for the All Stars...
He has pitched deep into this game
Williams has given up 9 hits and 4 runs
Williams rocks and fires
There's a base hit towards A. J. Tucker
Wade Boggs decides to go for two
Much to the surprise of Tucker
Here's the throw to second
SAFE, Boggs just beats the tag

Defensive manager has decided
to pitch around Mike Piazza
Now up in the Late 20th seventh
will be Mike Piazza
Piazza has 8 doubles this year
Rodney gets the sign, it's one he likes
Rodney brings it to the plate
Swung on...and it's in the
air to the right side
Backing up just a bit is Pflaggstettler
And it plops right into his glove
A "Say Hey" basket catch
That is the third out for Late 20th here
in the last of the seventh
The attendance has just been
announced at 24402
John Franco will be coming on
to pitch for Late 20th
John has appeared in 22 games this season
with a record of 1-5
In 34 innings, he has an 8.13 ERA
John Smoltz has finished his work
here this afternoon

FOFC will send Gazelle,
Deacon Palmer, and Billy Bullock to face
John Franco this inning
The right-handed Gazelle will
be facing the southpaw
7 of his 9 home runs come via this route
Gazelle is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Franco
He's waiting for the pitch
The pitch to Gazelle...
Inside fastball, he turns on it...
Gazelle rocks one deep...
This is really hit
It's going... going...
GONE!
Man, he really crunched it!
That one traveled an easy 400 feet

Slowly coming up is Palmer for FOFC
He is finally in the batter's box
FOFC on top 7 to 4
Palmer is trying to get comfortable
in the box
Digging that back foot in
Palmer is waiting on the pitch
Franco kicks, delivers
Fastball, paints the outside corner
Swung on by Palmer
Grounded hard at Boggs...
Scooped up, fired to first...
OVER THE HEAD OF Molitor...
Bounces into the dugout
Palmer scampers into second
That'll be a two base error
Score It: E5
Palmer to second

FOFC catcher, Billy Bullock,
will be up next
He will be followed by Barrett Blade
Palmer kicking up the dirt
at second... no one out
FOFC up by 3
Bullock is 1 for 3 on the day
He looks around at the Late 20th infield
Molitor is kicking the dirt at first
Boggs is even with the bag at third
Biggio and Ripken are ready
with hands on knees
at second and short
The umpire says let's go
And the delivery by Franco
There's the heater...
Strike three swinging!
Bullock will take his seat
One gone for FOFC

Barrett Blade steps into the box
One out, man on second
Franco wastes no time
He has the sign from Piazza
He brings it home
It goes wide of the plate
Piazza can't handle it
Charge a wild pitch to Franco

Barrett Blade steps into the box
Franco gets the sign
He rocks and fires
Low and inside
It hit him on the foot!
Blade tried to dance out of the way
But it got him

Bobby Cox is visiting the mound...
He's going to leave Franco in the game
Treacy leaves the on-deck circle...
He's going back to get a new bat...
Now he jogs to the plate
Men on 1st and 3rd
Franco looks at the ball...
Steps off the rubber
Throws it in to Piazza
He wants a new ball
The ump looks at it...

Tosses it aside... throws
a new one to Franco
Now he is ready...
Franco brings it to the plate
A high hopper to second
Biggio comes up with it
Throw to second for one
To first
Double Play!
Score It: 4-6-3
That's all for FOFC
After 7 and a half innings in
Late 20th this afternoon,
FOFC ahead 7 to 4

Cal Ripken leads it off
Knowles shakes off his sign
Now he's set
He deals
STRIKE THREE!

Now batting will be Kirby Puckett
The center fielder is walking to the plate
Bases empty... one out
FOFC leads Late 20th by 3 runs
The right-hander Knowles is
set to deliver to Puckett
Knowles' righthanded delivery...
And Puckett will sit down...
strike three called
That's the second out of the inning
Late 20th trails by 3
They need a win
They are 5th in the standings
6.5 games out

Paul Molitor will get a
crack at Knowles next
Tony Gwynn would be up next...
But only if Molitor can reach safely
Paul takes a couple of practice cuts
He's ready for the delivery
Here's the 2 strike pitch
Molitor sends one way high in the air
It is drifting toward the
first base dugout
Potpie is over...
Ouch!...
That ball got a fan right
in the breadbasket
He even lost the souvenir
After stopping it with his abdomen
It bounced to a kid a couple seats away
. . . Molitor back in the box
And here comes the next pitch
Curve, a beauty...
Strike three looking!
Knowles punches him out!
That's it in the bottom of the 8th
No runs, no hits and no errors
After 8 innings in Late 20th,
FOFC ahead 7 to 4

The FOFC center fielder, Tucker,
will lead off
He'll be followed by Jeff Nights
And then Persimmon Pflaggstettler
Tucker is taking his practice swings
A. J. is 1 for 4 this afternoon
He singled last time at bat
Tucker awaits the delivery
Here's the 3-2 offering
It's a high fly into right
Gwynn ranges to his right
Reaches up, and takes it for the easy out
One away
While we wait for the next batter
Let's see what's happening in other games
These scores are final...
Japanese League nipped NL Pre WWII 3 to 2
AL Post WWII toppled Caribbean 9 to 5
Dead Ball Era gets an easy win
over Negro League II 10 to 4
Tinker has hit his 1st homerun
for Dead Ball Era
NL Post WWII easily defeated
Negro League I 5 to 0
Perry the winner, he's now 6-4
Williams takes the loss, his
record drops to 7-7
Old Timers downed Left Outs 5 to 3
AL Pre WWII gets an easy win over
Turn of Century 6 to 0
Cronin has hit his 5th homerun
for AL Pre WWII

Nights leaves the on-deck circle
And heads to the batter's box
Franco looks down at Piazza for the sign
Now he's ready
Franco fires
There's a ground ball into the hole
Boggs and Ripken converge on it
It's picked by Ripken who fires to first
OUT is the call
Close play!!
That's the second out of the inning

Walking up to the plate
now is Pflaggstettler
Jeeberoni Potpie waits on deck
Left-hander John Franco prepares
for the pitch
to the right-handed swinging
Pflaggstettler
Franco winds and delivers
Pflaggstettler takes the pitch...
That one is low for a ball... WAIT
The umpire says that one caught the knees
Pflaggstettler is out on strikes
Franco sets the All Stars down in order

Here is Tony Gwynn to start
it off for Late 20th
Knowles is walking around the mound
While we wait, let me mention
He is 1st in saves this year
He has 11...

Now Sammy is ready...
Into the windup... here's the pitch
Gwynn pounds a grounder toward
Blade at second
Barrett moves in front of it...
Whoops... a bad bounce
But Blade stayed with it
Over to first and Gwynn is retired
Nice play by the FOFC second baseman

Now batting for the Modern Stars...
Ozzie Smith...
He'll pinch hit for John Franco
Rickey Henderson is on-deck

Smith walks from the on deck circle
Now he steps into the batter's box
FOFC on top 7 to 4
Stepping in and then stepping out again
Smith looks to third for a sign
Smith is ready
The righthander delivers
Knowles misses low on that one
Smith draws the walk
Number 1 today by Knowles

The Modern Stars' left fielder is up next
Late 20th has 1 on board with 1 out
Henderson goes through his
routine of settling in
Rickey is set for the pitch
Knowles goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Smith
He lobs one to Potpie...
Smith is back easily...

We're ready again
Now Knowles comes home
Henderson hits a screamer at Jeff Nights
Nights picks it up and fires to second
Out there...
And the throw to first
A tailor made double play
And that will do it for Late 20th
FOFC wins 7 to 4
Williams gets credit for the win
Knowles notches the save
Maddux takes the loss
The hitting star for FOFC
was Persimmon Pflaggstettler
He was 2 for 5 with a homerun
And that wraps things up
So long from Late 20th.
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BOXSCORE: 1000 FOFC All Stars At 2001 Late 20th Modern Stars 6/14/1900 All Stars AB R H RBI AVG Modern Stars AB R H RBI AVG A.Tucker CF 5 0 1 0 .300 R.Henderson LF 5 1 1 0 .237 J.Nights SS 4 0 0 0 .289 C.Biggio 2B 4 1 2 0 .231 P.Pflaggstettler RF 5 2 2 1 .300 W.Boggs 3B 3 1 3 0 .253 J.Potpie 1B 3 2 2 1 .283 M.Piazza C 3 0 1 4 .262 G.Gazelle LF 3 2 1 1 .300 C.Ripken SS 4 0 0 0 .304 D.Palmer 3B 4 1 1 3 .304 K.Puckett CF 4 0 1 0 .319 B.Bullock C 4 0 1 0 .278 P.Molitor 1B 4 0 0 0 .303 B.Blade 2B 3 0 2 1 .214 T.Gwynn RF 4 0 2 0 .327 J.Williams P 3 0 1 0 .087 G.Maddux P 2 1 0 0 .077 J.Rodney P 0 0 0 0 ---- J.Smoltz P 0 0 0 0 .167 B-S.Treacy PH 1 0 0 0 .279 A-E.Murray PH 1 0 0 0 .216 S.Knowles P 0 0 0 0 ---- J.Franco P 0 0 0 0 .000 C-O.Smith PH 0 0 0 0 .348 -- -- -- --- -- -- -- --- Totals 35 7 11 7 Totals 34 4 10 4 A-Pinch Hit For Smoltz In 7th Inning B-Pinch Hit For Rodney In 8th Inning C-Pinch Hit For Franco In 9th Inning All Stars....... 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 - 7 11 0 Modern Stars.... 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 4 10 1 All Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET J.Williams WIN(7-1) 6 2/3 10 4 4 1 5 0 116 3.78 A1 D3 J.Rodney HOLD(1st) 0 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3.89 D4 D4 S.Knowles SAVE(12th) 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 23 1.83 D5 Totals 9 10 4 4 2 8 0 Modern Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET G.Maddux LOSS(6-4) 4 1/3 9 6 6 2 0 2 85 3.59 A1 C4 J.Smoltz 2 2/3 1 0 0 0 5 0 38 4.83 C5 D4 J.Franco 2 1 1 1 0 2 1 37 7.93 D5 Totals 9 11 7 7 2 7 3 ATTENDANCE- 24,402 DATE- Thursday, June 14th 1900 TIME- Day T- 2:55 LEFT ON BASE- All Stars: 5 Modern Stars: 6 DOUBLE PLAYS- All Stars: 2 Modern Stars: 2 ERRORS- W.Boggs DOUBLES- W.Boggs(11th), M.Piazza(8th) TRIPLES- D.Palmer(2nd) HOME RUNS- P.Pflaggstettler(10th), J.Potpie(17th), G.Gazelle(10th) STOLEN BASES- B.Blade(1st) CAUGHT STEALING- B.Bullock SACRIFICE HITS- J.Nights SACRIFICE FLIES- M.Piazza WALKS- J.Potpie, G.Gazelle, W.Boggs, O.Smith HIT BY PITCH- B.Blade STRIKE OUTS- P.Pflaggstettler-2, J.Potpie, G.Gazelle, D.Palmer, B.Bullock, J.Williams, R.Henderson, C.Biggio, C.Ripken-2, K.Puckett-2, P.Molitor, G.Maddux GIDP- D.Palmer, S.Treacy, R.Henderson, P.Molitor WILD PITCHES- J.Franco
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GAME 70 - June 15 - Radio Broadcast

Welcome to FOFC Stadium!
And in a moment we'll be ready
for the game between
FOFC and AL Post WWII
So folks, pull up a chair
and spend part of your afternoon with us
The ump shouts "PLAY BALL!"
We're ready to go here in FOFC
Rod Carew to lead it off for AL Post WWII
Owen comes home quickly
with the 0-2 offering
Sinking fastball...
Carew swings...
Raps a hard ground ball
right at Nights...
He snares it easily, throws to first...
Out by a step
So one up and one gone

Brett digs in at the plate
Ready now for Hunter to come set
Looking to Don Zimmer for a sign
Brett is set
Righthander Hunter's delivery
Hard high fastball
Brett slams a one hopper down the line
Potpie grabs it behind the bag
He waves off Hunter
He easily beats Brett by several steps
Two down
Owen Hunter retires
the first two batters in order

The "Mick" steps in to face Owen Hunter
Hunter squeezes the resin bag...
Peers in
The righthander delivers
Fastball, STRIKE THREE!
Mantle was frozen on that
fastball by Hunter
High and on the outside corner
He was looking for an off-speed pitch
Hunter sets them down in order
Here in the top of the 1st

AL Post WWII has taken the field
in the bottom of the first inning...

Here's how they look, defensively
In the outfield
Williams will play left
Mantle in center
Jackson in right...
Around the diamond
Brett will play the hot corner
Yount and Carew
Make up the doubleplay combination...
Over at first Killebrew
And a battery of Catfish Hunter
and Berra behind the plate
First batter for the All Stars
A. J. Tucker steps in
Tucker goes through his routine
of settling in
Tucker tells the umpire he's ready
Hunter brings it to the plate
Base hit to center for Tucker
Mickey Mantle is trying to get to it
This might be stretched into a double!
No... he decides to hold up

Nights squares to bunt
It's dribbled down the third base line
Brett bare hands it...
Sidearm toss to first
Just in time!
Nice play
Credit Jeff Nights with a sacrifice
AL Post WWII gets the first
out of the inning

Pflaggstettler finishes
his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
Persimmon is hitting at .300 on the year
He has 69 hits in 230 at bats
This includes 11 doubles, 5 triples
10 home runs and 43 RBI's
Persimmon is eagerly awaiting
Hunter's pitch
Now Catfish delivers
Pflaggstettler smacks a fly to center
Mantle is waiting on it
Pounds his mitt
Mickey takes it in

Potpie steps in...
He pounds the bat on the plate
Now he is ready
The outfield shades towards
left for Potpie
Full count on the batter, 3-2
Carew comes in a couple steps
Yells something to Hunter
The delivery
It's hit high and deep
Reggie Jackson giving chase
He's at the fence
HE JUMPS . . .
HE'S GOT IT!!!
Score It: 9
That retires the side...
Potpie fails to come through in the clutch
For FOFC, No runs, one hit, no errors
and one man left on base

Ted Williams stops at the on deck circle
Takes a couple more practice swings
Now heads for the plate
The outfield's shaded towards right
With Williams at the plate
All set, Williams is ready for the pitch
Here's his delivery
It's a high pop-up in back of second
Blade is under it
Still waiting...
Now he clutches it for the out
One up, one down for AL Post WWII

And it brings up Harmon Killebrew
On deck is Reggie Jackson
Robin Yount in the hole
No score
Hunter is ready quickly
Hunter brings it to the plate
Slider, down and in
Killebrew swings hard...
He hits one into center
Tucker starts back...now reverses himself
He is coming in at full speed...
And has to take it on one hop
He was fooled on that ball
as Harmon hit it on the handle
Killebrew running hard all the way
heads for second
Here's the throw
It's high and wide
Killebrew is safe at second
Kind of an "excuse me" double

Jackson is up now for AL Post WWII
Jackson is trying to get
comfortable in the box
Digging that back foot in
Reggie seems to be relaxed
and ready for the pitch
He steadies his bat now
Hunter's righthanded delivery...
Fastball... just outside
And Jackson will take first on the walk

At the plate now for AL Post WWII is Yount
Yount is at .300 on the season
He is hitting .333 against righties
Yount waits patiently
Now Owen delivers
Bouncer to short
Nights grabs it
Over to second for one
To first
Double Play!
Score It: 6-4-3
That wraps up the inning for AL Post WWII
By the way, AL Post WWII is 5 and
5 in their last ten games

Stan Gunner is up to lead off the inning
The crowd is chanting for FOFC
to get things going
Gunner swinging from the left side
of the plate against the righty Hunter
Gunner gets ready for Hunter's pitch
His bat is cocked
Hunter brings it home
Grounded to first
Killebrew flips to Hunter covering
Score It: 3-1
And there's one away

Walking up to the plate now is Hays
Deacon Palmer waits on deck
Hays is batting .338 with 6 HR's this year
Hunter looks down at Berra for the sign...
Shakes him off once... twice
Now he has the pitch he wants
And the delivery by Hunter
A slider by Hunter
Hays gets good wood on it...
Mantle back-pedals quickly...
Up with his glove...
Out!
Two up, two down

Palmer, FOFC's third baseman,
is coming to the plate
He is finished with his pre-bat warmup
Barrett Blade waits on deck
Palmer needs to get on...
He has a .370 on base percentage
Hunter wastes no time
He has the sign from Berra
Hunter's windup... the delivery
Sinking fastball...
Palmer swings...
Raps a hard ground ball
right at Brett...
He snares it easily, throws to first...
Out by a step
Three up, three down
A perfect inning for Catfish Hunter
in the bottom of the 2nd

The AL Post WWII catcher, Berra,
will lead off
He'll be followed by Catfish Hunter
And then Rod Carew
Berra is batting .265 with
6 homers this year
Berra gets set for the pitch
The kick and the pitch
Pounded on the ground to first
Hunter takes the flip from Potpie
Score It: 3-1
One down for AL Post WWII
Catfish Hunter is still
in the on-deck circle
and Rod Carew is looking for
a bat in the dugout

One out, nobody on base
Catfish Hunter is the batter
Stepping in and then stepping out again
Hunter looks to third for a sign
Time is called...
Don't know what for...

Now we appear ready
The righthander Hunter's delivery
Curve in the dirt... and Hunter holds up
Looked like he went around from here
But the plate umpire says no
Hays asks the first base ump's opinion
He says Hunter went around
Strike three, swinging
Scoreless game with two away this inning

Now here's Carew
Hunter adjusts his cap...
Now he's set
It's coming down the pike
Curveball, breaking to the outside...
Lazy ground ball to the right side
It'll be a very tough play for Potpie
He picks it up, throws to
Hunter covering first
Not in time as Carew beats the throw

George Brett will get a
crack at Hunter next
Mickey Mantle would be up next...
But only if Brett can reach safely
George Brett is hitting .273 this year
against righthanded pitchers
Set now is Brett
Here's the righthander's delivery
Base hit to right for Brett
Carew is being held at
second by Don Zimmer
Carew will stay at second

Mickey Mantle is up next
He'll be hitting with 2 men on board
Mantle steps out...
Takes a few more practice swings...
Now he's ready
Hays flashes the sign...
Hunter shakes it off, he wants another...

Now he's happy
Now ready, here it is...
Ground ball to second
Taken by Blade
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 4-3
That's it for AL Post WWII
Here at FOFC Stadium, After
2 and a half innings,
FOFC has no runs, one hit and no errors
While AL Post WWII has no runs,
3 hits and no errors
AL Post WWII has left 3 on base
FOFC has stranded 1

Barrett Blade is up to lead
off the bottom of the 3rd
The FOFC second baseman is not the batter
Hunter would pick to face
to lead off an inning

He knows how to get on base...
And then things get even
worse for the defense
Blade has a .214 average against
righthanders this season
Barrett is ready for the delivery
Hunter kicks and fires
Another hook for strike three!
Blade just stood there looking
FOFC with one away
Hunter steps off the mound as
he waits for Owen Hunter to
come to the plate

Hunter glares in at Hunter
Owen Hunter just calmly stares right back
Infield at regular depth
Hunter swinging from the right side
facing the righty Hunter
Hunter waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Hunter brings it to the plate
Comebacker, right to Hunter
Over to Killebrew for the easy out
'Come back, Little Sheba'
Two up, two down for the All Stars

A. J. Tucker will step in
to face Hunter next
If he gets on, Jeff Nights will follow
Tucker is 1 for 1 today
Hunter has the sign from Berra
Hunter goes into his windup
Here it comes
Fly ball to center
Mantle is under it
He makes the grab
That wraps up the inning for FOFC
Time to check out the rest of the scores

Old Timers is on top of Japanese
League 8 to 6
Spalding battling Starffin
Caribbean and Negro League
II have yet to score
Tiant Sr. and Redding currently dueling
Dead Ball Era slipping by
AL Pre WWII 2 to 0
Left Outs is on top of NL Pre WWII 3 to 1
Roberts and Marquard currently dueling
NL Post WWII leads Turn of Century 2 to 1
Seaver and Waddell currently dueling
Negro League I and Late 20th are scoreless
Paige battling Clemens
And right here in FOFC We're scoreless

AL Post WWII will send Williams,
Harmon Killebrew, and Reggie
Jackson to face
Owen Hunter this inning
Ted is 0 for 1 this summer afternoon
He popped out in his last plate appearance
After getting set, Williams
waits on the pitch
The pitch to Williams...
There's a high pop fly to the outfield
Persimmon Pflaggstettler moves to his left
He makes the catch
Wait, he bobbles it!
Pflaggstettler grabs it with
his bare hand for the out
One down for AL Post WWII
Harmon Killebrew is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to the
plate for AL Post WWII

Making his way up is Killebrew
Killebrew is at .222 on the season
He's waiting on the pitch
Still waiting...

Now he steps out of the box...
We have a game of cat and mouse going on
OK, now we're ready to go
as Killebrew steps back in
Now to the belt, here it is...
The batter checks his swing
Here's the appeal
Killebrew held up, and draws a walk
Hunter isn't happy at all with that call

Jackson saunters to the plate...
He stretches out a little...
Taps the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
Reggie takes a couple of practice cuts
Jackson waits on Hunter
And the cripple pitch...
Base hit to right for Jackson
Don Zimmer puts up the stop sign...
Killebrew will stay at second

Slowly coming up is Yount for AL Post WWII
He is finally in the batter's box
No score
So far this season
Yount is hitting .332
when facing righthanded pitching
He should get a good one to hit
The count at 3 and 1
Robin brings the bat back...
He brings it home
Base hit to left for Yount
Don Zimmer is windmilling
the runner home...
The throw is coming home...
Killebrew scores!
Trailing runners advance.

Yogi Berra is up next
AL Post WWII's catcher finds
2 on with 1 out
Berra is 0 for 1 on the day
He looks around at the FOFC infield
Potpie is kicking the dirt at first
Palmer is even with the bag at third
Blade and Nights are ready
with hands on knees
at second and short
Right-hander Hunter eyes the lefty Berra
Hunter looks over at Jackson, then Yount
Now here's the 3-1 offering
Grounder topped to short
Jackson breaks for home
Taken by Nights
Over to Potpie
HE BEATS THE THROW!
That's an infield hit for Berra!
Jackson scores from third!
Yount takes third

Hunter squares around
He bunts at it . . .
Fielded by D.Palmer
the throw to first...
Out
Hunter gets the job done.
With that putout
Hunter only needs one more out
to get out of this inning
But 2 runs already across for AL Post WWII

The Panamanian second baseman, Rod Carew,
is approaching the plate
The third baseman plays in on Rod
the outfield straight away
Carew is hitting .387
against righthanders
Carew waits
Runners on second and third
Hunter takes the full windup
The arm comes around...
And the 0-2 pitch
Smashed to second
Blade comes up with it
Over to Potpie
Got him!
Score It: 4-3
That ends the top of the 4th
2 runs, 3 hits, no errors
and 2 men left on base
After 3 and a half innings,
AL Post WWII leads by 2

Here's the shortstop Nights
To lead off the inning
He'll be followed by Persimmon
Pflaggstettler
And then Jeeberoni Potpie
Nights can't seem to get
settled at the plate
Jeff is set for the pitch
Hunter goes into his windup
And here's the 3-1 offering
Fly ball to right
Jackson is under it
He makes the grab
One gone for FOFC

Nobody on base, one away
Pflaggstettler steps into the batter's box
Pflaggstettler has hit 5 triples this year
Hunter is asking for a new ball...
The ump throws him a new one...
Hunter looks in...
Now he's ready
The pitch is on the way
Ball four is the call
Hunter can't believe the call
And barks at the home plate umpire
The ump points out at Hunter
Pflaggstettler takes first base

The first baseman, Jeeberoni Potpie
will be up next for FOFC
Hunter likes the sign
Hunter's 3-2 pitch...
Fastball... down and away...
NO! It's called a strike
And Potpie is outta there
Two down
Berra asks for a new ball
He calls time and trots out to the mound
A conference going on between
Berra and Hunter

The All Stars' left fielder is up next
FOFC has 1 on board with 2 outs
Gunner is batting .287 with
9 round trippers in 1900
Gunner readies himself for the pitch
Hunter brings it to the plate
He hits a tough grounder to second
Carew grabs it
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 4-3
That's all for the All Stars
in the 4th inning
No runs, no hits, no errors and
one man left on base...
We go to the 5th...
AL Post WWII on top 2 to 0

Brett up now to lead off
FOFC has the outfield shaded towards right
Brett is 1 for 2 today
Brett is waiting on the pitch
Here comes the cripple pitch
Hard slider, paints the inside corner
Brett gets a piece of it...
Slams a sharp grounder to the right side
Potpie grabs it...
Races to first...
Beats Brett for the out
That's the first out of the inning
Two more to go

Mantle heads to the plate for AL Post WWII
The infield is at regular depth
Mantle digs in from the left side
of the plate against the righty Hunter
Mantle waits patiently for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Here's the 3-1 offering
Fastball, just inside...
Looked very close...
Hunter's obviously peeved at that call
But Mickey tends to get those calls
He has a great eye and doesn't mind
taking the free ride to first

The "Splendid Splinter"
is now coming to bat
Hunter rubs down the ball...
Now he's asking for a new one
After he rubs this one down
He looks in for the sign
Hunter checks Mantle on first...
The 0-2 delivery
Hard slider...
Williams swings from his heels...
He connects!...
There it goes...
Pflaggstettler is up against the fence
But he has no chance for this shot
IT'S DOWNTOWN!!!
What a blast by Ted

Coming up for AL Post WWII
is Harmon Killebrew
Nobody on base, one out
Killebrew's bat has been very
quiet so far this season
In 257 at bats, he is only batting .222
He's also strikeout prone
Killebrew awaits the delivery
Owen rocks and fires
Slow ground ball
Nights is charging it
He fires it to first
He's OUT
Two down

That will bring up Reggie Jackson
Hunter shakes off his sign
Now he's set
He winds and deals
Fastball
OUCH! It hit Jackson!

Jackson inches away from the base . . .
There he goes!
Here's the play . . .
SAFE!
He slid in under the tag!

Robin Yount steps into the box
Hunter nods, he's ready
He delivers
Base hit to center for Yount
Don Zimmer will send the runner home...
The throw is cut off...
And that allows the run to score

Taking his lead is Yount
Yount is held closely by Hunter

The bad-ball hitting catcher,
Yogi Berra, is now batting
Berra is 1 for 2 today
Owen is ready
Hunter goes into his stretch...
Looks at Yount...
He fires one to Potpie...
Yount dives back in
That's his best move to first...
Potpie lobs it back
Now Hunter comes home
Drilled down the right-field line
It is...
a FAIR BALL by about a foot in the corner
Base hit for Berra!
Persimmon Pflaggstettler
is chasing after it...
Berra will have at least
two, maybe three...
It's a...
Triple for Yogi Berra
Yount scores from first

AL Post WWII will send their pitcher,
Hunter to the plate
He can hit pretty good
Sometimes he is able to help his own cause
Bo gets the sign from Hays
The southpaw Knowles' delivery
It just misses outside
Hunter checks his swing
Hays appeals to the first base umpire
He's OUT!
That's it in the top of the 5th
After 4 and a half innings in FOFC,
AL Post WWII leads 6 to 0

Here's Hays to lead off the inning
Before he does...
lets take a look at the scoreboard

Old Timers with the lead over
Japanese League 10 to 7
Caribbean and Negro League
II are scoreless
Dead Ball Era is on top
of AL Pre WWII 2 to 0
Left Outs is in front of
NL Pre WWII 4 to 1
NL Post WWII is beating Turn
of Century 5 to 1
Late 20th is in front of
Negro League I 3 to 0
Clemens comfortably ahead for Late 20th
Remember, FOFC is 1st in the National
Against righthanders
Hays is hitting .306
Hunter with a big 6-run
lead to work with...
Now the delivery, here is is...
Pounded on the ground to the mound
Hunter comes up with it
Over to Killebrew
Got him!
Score It: 1-3
So one up and one gone

FOFC sends the third baseman,
Deacon Palmer, up to the plate
Palmer steps out of the box...
Looks towards Dick Howser for a sign
He's ready for the delivery
The pitch is on the way
A hanging curve...
Palmer laces it hard just
to the right of Carew
He makes a stab at it...
Just misses it!
It's on into the outfield for a single
A wide turn by Deacon...
but he'll stay at first
as the ball comes in

Now batting will be Barrett Blade
The second baseman is walking to the plate
One on... one out
AL Post WWII leads FOFC by 6 runs
Blade is 0 for 1 today
Barrett struck out last time up
Blade awaits the delivery
Hunter goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Palmer
He lobs one to Killebrew...
Palmer is back easily...

We're ready again
Now Hunter comes home
Fastball, up in the strike zone
Swung on...
It's a swinging bunt...
Hunter charges in, barehands it
THROWS TO SECOND!...
OUT AT SECOND!
Score this one a force out
Two gone for FOFC

That'll bring up left fielder
Gerald Gazelle...
AL Post WWII way out in front
AL Post WWII ahead 6 to 0

Gazelle is hitting .261 against righties
Gazelle readies himself for the pitch
Blade takes a walking lead
Here's the 2 strike pitch
Changeup...
Ties Gazelle up in knots
An awkward swinging strike three!
We head to the 6th...
The score is still AL Post
WWII 6, All Stars 0

Carew is walking to the plate
Now he steps into the batter's box
Carew is taking his practice swings
Rod is 1 for 3 this afternoon
Carew is set for the pitch
Here's the southpaw's delivery
Slider, over the inside corner...
Lashed hard out into right
It's in for a base hit...
Pflaggstettler quickly racing over...
Fields it smoothly, fires it
in behind the runner...
Carew dives back into the bag...
SAFE!!
Credit Carew with a single

Brett is the batter
Carew's the runner on first
He's doing a little jig off first
to rattle the pitcher
Knowles steps on the rubber...
Looks in for the sign
The lefthander Knowles delivers
It is right down the middle
Brett takes a wicked swing...
He connects!
That one is really hit...
Pflaggstettler is racing
back toward the fence
He is on the warning track...
But that ball is long gone!!!
That one was out of here in a hurry!
Knowles delivered up a 'prayer ball'...
SMACK DAB in the center of the plate...
with no break on it at all
And George Brett did not
miss the opportunity
That is home run number 7 on the year
And that also gives him 34 RBI's

Mantle walks to the plate
Mantle is batting .273 with
23 HR's this year
Bo peers in for the sign...

Shakes off the first one...
Likes the second one
The lefthander delivers
Fastball... down and away...
NO! It's called a strike
And Mantle is outta there
With one gone
AL Post WWII will have Ted
Williams coming up
A dangerous hitter, no doubt about it

"The Thumper" is now coming to bat
Williams steps out of the batter's
box to get the sign
Ted is 1 for 3 today
Knowles adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Hays
Knowles fires
Line shot
and it catches the mound!
Nice bounce right to second
Blade takes his time
and throws Williams out
A sure hit turned into an easy out!
Score It: 4-3
That's out number two
AL Post WWII is padding its lead
here in the top of the 6th
They've put 2 runs on the board...
And are out in front by 8

"Killer" is now coming to the plate
Killebrew is 1 for 2 today
Harmon grounded out last time around
Killebrew awaits the pitch
The lefthander Knowles comes home with it
It's hit high and deep
This one is deep!
FORGET IT, IT'S GONE!!!
That is Harmon Killebrew's 13th
home run of the year.

AL Post WWII right fielder, Reggie
Jackson, is up next
Jackson swinging from the left side
facing the southpaw Knowles
Knowles is slow to get ready

He has a 5.81 ERA this year
Now he's ready
The 0-2 delivery by the lefthander
Comebacker, right to Knowles
Over to Potpie for the easy out
That retires the side...
3 runs cross the plate for AL Post WWII
After 5 and a half innings,
AL Post WWII ahead 9 to 0

As we go into the last half of the 6th
A. J. Tucker will be up to face Hunter
FOFC needs 9 to knot this one up
We have a 9-0 score here at FOFC Stadium
A. J. comes to the plate batting .301
with 2 home runs

He is 1 for 2 so far today
Now set, Tucker waits for the pitch
Here's the 1-0 offering
Sinking line drive
Caught by Rod Carew
One out
Due up next is Jeff Nights

Nights gets set at the plate
Jeff is batting at .287 with 6 home runs
He is 0 for 1 so far today
Hunter tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
Hunter rocks and fires
Fastball, swung on and missed
Take a seat Mr. Nights!
Two up, two down for FOFC

Up now for FOFC is Pflaggstettler
Two away, nobody on
Pflaggstettler grips the bat handle
Hunter tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
The righthander Hunter delivers
Slow ground ball
Yount is charging it
He fires it to first
He's OUT
We head to the 7th...
The score is still AL Post
WWII 9, All Stars 0

Yount saunters to the plate
He does some stretching...
Knocks the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
Yount has hit 2 home runs this year
The left-hander Knowles is now ready
The pitch is on the way
There's a cue shot off the
end of the bat by Yount
Blade makes the routine catch
of the soft liner
One down for AL Post WWII
Yogi Berra is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to the
plate for AL Post WWII

Yogi Berra, the catcher,
strides to the plate
Berra is at .272 on the season
Knowles adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Hays
Knowles kicks and fires
High hard fastball, swung on...
It's a grounder hammered at second...
Blade is there...
IT'S INTO RIGHT!!...
It took a HIGH hop right over him!
That's a single for Berra

Catfish Hunter shows bunt
And lays it down right to David Gonzalez
Gonzalez looks at second
But passes up a sure force play
He fires to first to retire Hunter
But Berra moves up
AL Post WWII was in luck that time...
Credit Catfish Hunter with a sacrifice
That's the second out of the inning
Time to check the scoreboard

Old Timers is in front of
Japanese League 11 to 8
Davis has hit his 2nd homerun
for Old Timers
Caribbean leads Negro League II 2 to 1
Dead Ball Era slipping by
AL Pre WWII 2 to 0
Left Outs is giving it to
NL Pre WWII 6 to 1
Roberts enjoying the big Left Outs lead
NL Post WWII toppling Turn
of Century 8 to 1
Seaver enjoying the big NL Post WWII lead
Late 20th is giving it to
Negro League I 5 to 0
And in our contest AL Post
WWII ahead 9 to 0

Carew is up now for AL Post WWII
We'll see how they pitch to Carew
After getting set, Carew
waits on the pitch
And the delivery by Knowles
Hard ground ball to third
Fouts comes up with it
Over to Gonzalez
Got him!
Score It: 5-3
That does it for AL Post WWII
in the top of the 7th

It's time for the 7th inning stretch!

The All Stars will send
Gonzalez, Bo Knowles, and Harry Hays up
to the plate this inning
Gonzalez looks down toward the third
base coach, Dick Howser
Gonzalez waits patiently for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Here's the 1-1 offering
Gonzalez hits a deep fly to right-center
Mantle races to the warning track
He steadies himself
He won't get this one...it's off the fence
Gonzalez racing around first...
Mantle has the ball...
Fires a throw in...
Carew has the relay...
Holds the throw...
Gonzalez in easily at second
It's a two-bagger for David Gonzalez
FOFC has him in scoring position

Walking up to the plate now is Treacy
Harry Hays waits on deck
Treacy is a tough man up
there at the plate
He's hard to get past in the lineup
Sean certainly knows how to get on base
He'll make Hunter earn his salary
Catfish Hunter still on the mound
for the Post-Americans...
Hunter has gone the distance so far
He's given up 3 hits in 6 innings
Hunter brings it to the plate
Treacy tries to hold up,
but can't...
Strike three!
Hunter took something off
of that back door breaking ball
He had Treacy way out in front
With one gone, AL Post WWII leads 9 to 0
Harry Hays is running back to the dugout
Now he emerges again
He is always a welcome sight for FOFC fans
Opposing pitchers are having
a bit of a hard time
keeping him off the bases
this year, though

Now batting will be Harry Hays
The catcher is walking to the plate
Gonzalez kicking up the dirt
at second... one out
AL Post WWII leads FOFC by 9 runs
Against righthanders
Hays is hitting .303
Catfish Hunter on the mound
for the Post-Americans...
He has pitched deep into this game
Hunter has given up 3 hits and 0 runs
Catfish rocks and fires
Groundball to back to the mound
Gonzalez will hold at second base
Hays is retired on the groundout

Next up for the All Stars is Dan Fouts
Hunter is pitching a beauty
here this afternoon
He has hung a 'horse collar'
on the FOFC offense so far
0 runs on the scoreboard for FOFC...
And AL Post WWII with a 9 run lead
Hunter rocks and fires
Great change up...
Fouts out in front...
Gets a piece of it...
It's a shallow fly towards Mantle
Mantle charges, dives for it...
He has it...
Fine catch by the center fielder
That is the third out for FOFC here
in the last of the seventh
The attendance has just been
announced at 33228

George Brett stepping in
He will be the first batter
for AL Post WWII
We are in the top of the 8th
AL Post WWII leads 9 to 0
Kronside likes the sign
The righthander delivers
Fly ball to right
Gazelle is under it
He makes the grab
So one up and one gone

The "Commerce Comet" is
striding to the plate
Hays flashes the sign to Kronside
The pitch to Mantle...
Mantle swings and misses
STRIKE THREE!
Kronside strikes out Mickey Mantle
Two men gone, nobody on
AL Post WWII leads by 9

Williams is ready to face Kronside
Ted is batting at .286 with 14 home runs
He is 1 for 4 so far today
Kronside gets set...
His foot meets the pitching slab
He's got his sign
The kick and the pitch
Williams starts... but lays
off the pitch upstairs
Ball four, Kronside walks him

Two outs, with a man at first
Killebrew is the next batter
Killebrew is 2 for 3 today
For the season, Harmon has 13 homers
8 doubles, and 1 triple
He has scored 38 runs
while driving in 38
He's ready for the delivery
Kronside goes into his stretch...
Looks over at Williams
Fires to Gonzalez...
Williams is back easily...

We're ready again
Now Kronside comes home
Killebrew drives one into center
A. J. Tucker sprints over to make the play
That wraps up the inning for AL Post WWII
So After 7 and a half innings
AL Post WWII has 9 runs,
13 hits and no errors
While FOFC has no runs,
3 hits and no errors
AL Post WWII has left 8 stranded
FOFC has failed to bring home 4

Blade saunters to the plate...
He stretches out a little
Then kicks the dirt from his spikes...

Now he steps into the batter's box
Blade has hit 1 home run this year
Hunter steps off the rubber...
Adjusts his cap...
Now he's ready
Here's the pitch
The pitch is just inside
and Blade holds up
Berra points down at the first base umpire
He gives the "safe" sign
Barrett trots down to first... ball four

Gazelle finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
Gerald stares down at Dick
Howser for the sign
Blade leads away from first
Gazelle is set for the pitch
Hunter fires
It is a high hard one...
Gazelle goes on a fishin' trip
Strike three swinging!
That one sailed up out of the strike zone
but Gazelle couldn't hold back
AL Post WWII gets the first out
here late in this contest

Up next is Tucker
The speedy Blade is on first
He probably won't be taking
any chances, though
The All Stars trail by 9 runs
Stepping out, Tucker looks into the dugout
Steps back in
Catfish is ready
The stretch... the delivery
Tucker really smacks this one
He was waiting on the change
It's a gapper...
But hit high...
Is it deep enough?
Williams was positioned well
and has a shot at it
if it stays in
He is still running...
He dives for it...
It gets past him!
Ted is after it...
But he has a tough time finding the handle
Now he's got it as Blade heads for home
Here's the throw...
No chance to get the runner
Cut off by Yount
Fakes a throw to second
But it's too late
Tucker has himself a stand-up double
and an RBI

Terp leaves the on-deck circle
And heads to the batter's box
Terp is batting .148 with
no HR's this year
Catfish gets the sign from Berra
The pitch is on the way
Pounded on the ground to short
Yount comes up with it
Over to Killebrew
Got him!
Score It: 6-3
Two gone here in the bottom of the 8th
We want to welcome the FOFC
"Sportsman Club"
to the game today
We hope you enjoy your
trip to the ballpark

K. A. Ton is coming to the plate
K. A. Ton is hitting .218 this year
against righthanded pitchers
Ton cocks his bat
It's coming down the pike
It's popped up into foul territory
Robin Yount is under it
He makes a nice play on it
Score It: 6
So the All Stars are retired
here in the eighth
They are still 8 runs behind
Hunter is having his way with
them this afternoon
For you stats nuts out there,
FOFC is 15 and 5 versus portside
starters in 1900
If they don't get busy in the ninth,
they'll have to add another
"L" to that total
Overall, they are 45 and 25

Reggie Jackson, Robin Yount,
and Yogi Berra are due up
for the Post-Americans
AL Post WWII leads, 9-1
Stepping in and then stepping out again
Jackson looks to third for a sign
He's in his crouch
Jackson can really swing that wood
Kronside brings it to the plate
Jackson hits a deep fly
Ton retreats toward the fence
He leaps...
He's got it!
And there's one away

So that brings up Robin Yount
the AL Post WWII shortstop
Yount adjusts his glove...
Steps into the box...
Robin is 2 for 4 this afternoon
Robin steadies his bat
Waits patiently for Kronside's pitch
The windup, the pitch
Sinking fastball...
Yount swings...
Raps a hard ground ball
right at Terp...
He snares it easily, throws to first...
Out by a step
That's the second out of the inning

Pounding the plate with his bat
Berra awaits the pitch
Jace Kronside steps off the
mound toward second
Gives the resin bag a toss
Now he toes the rubber...
He's ready to go
Here's the 1-1 pitch
There's a foul into the chest
protector of Hays
. . . Berra back in the box
And here comes the next pitch
Yogi pops it up
And Gonzalez makes the play
That's all for AL Post WWII
After 8 and a half innings
in FOFC this afternoon,
AL Post WWII ahead 9 to 1

David Gonzalez, Sean Treacy, and
Harry Hays are due up
Gonzalez is 1 for 1 today
David doubled last time around
Berra flashes the sign...
Hunter waves it off...
Now he's happy
Hunter's righthanded delivery...
Fastball... just outside
Gonzalez will take first on the walk
David knows how to get on base
His OBP of .409 is among
the league leaders

Treacy is the next hitter
Gonzalez is on first
AL Post WWII won't watch him too closely
Sean glances towards third for the sign
He is 0 for 1 today
Hunter eyes Treacy intently
Hunter checks Gonzalez on first...
The 3-1 delivery
Curve ball...
Low and away...
Treacy reaches for it...
Pops it straight up
Two players have a chance for it
And it will be Carew making the play
One away in the bottom of the 9th for FOFC

Gonzalez at first, one out
Harry Hays is ready at the plate
The outfield shades towards left for Hays
The bat is cocked
The righthander Hunter's delivery
Hays slaps a hard grounder towards short
It is right at Yount...
He has his glove down...
Whoa! The ball "kangaroos"
right over his head!
It is on into the outfield
Hays is on with a bad-hop single
Gonzalez takes second on that odd play

Joe Torre is visiting the umpire...
He'll be making a double switch
Whitey Ford has been called
from the bullpen
And Luis Aparicio will come
in as the shortstop

Settling in at the plate is Bullock
Billy is batting .278 in
133 at bats in 1900
He will be followed by Barrett Blade
Ford shakes off two signs
Now he's ready
Gonzalez on second, Hays on first
They're dancing off the bags
Here's the 2-2 offering
Slow ground ball to short
Aparicio comes up with it
Throws to second
He's out
Over to first
Not in time!
Score It: 6-4
Gonzalez takes third
The runner on first, Hays, is out
Two down
Due up next is Barrett Blade
Let's see what happens now

Barrett Blade, the All Stars'
second baseman is up next
FOFC has 2 men on with 2 outs
Blade swinging from the right side
of the plate against the lefty Ford
Blade waits on Ford
Ford brings it to the plate
Blade drives the ball to
center for extra bases
Gonzalez scores
Dick Howser puts up the stop sign...
Double for Blade

The right fielder, Gerald
Gazelle, is up next
Gazelle is at .292 on the season
Ford is ready quickly
The lefthander Ford delivers
Hard ground ball to short
Taken by Aparicio
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 6-3
And that will do it for FOFC
AL Post WWII wins 9 to 2
Hunter gets credit for the win
Hunter takes the loss
The hitting star for AL Post WWII
was George Brett
He was 2 for 5 with a homerun
And that wraps things up
So long from FOFC.
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BOXSCORE: 2001 AL Post WWII Post-Americans At 1000 FOFC All Stars 6/15/1900 Post-Americans AB R H RBI AVG All Stars AB R H RBI AVG R.Carew 2B 5 1 2 0 .380 A.Tucker CF 4 0 2 1 .302 G.Brett 3B 5 1 2 2 .248 J.Nights SS 2 0 0 0 .286 M.Mantle CF 4 1 0 0 .271 B-K.Terp SS 1 0 0 0 .145 T.Williams LF 4 1 1 2 .286 P.Pflaggstettler RF 2 0 0 0 .297 H.Killebrew 1B 4 2 2 1 .223 C-K.Ton LF 1 0 0 0 .247 R.Jackson RF 3 2 1 0 .277 J.Potpie 1B 2 0 0 0 .280 R.Yount SS 5 1 2 2 .302 D-D.Gonzalez 1B 1 1 1 0 .311 W.Ford P 0 0 0 0 .143 S.Gunner LF 2 0 0 0 .285 Y.Berra C 5 0 3 2 .275 B.Knowles P 0 0 0 0 ---- C.Hunter P 2 0 0 0 .323 F-S.Treacy PH,3B 2 0 0 0 .274 H-L.Aparicio SS 0 0 0 0 .286 H.Hays C 4 0 1 0 .336 D.Palmer 3B 2 0 1 0 .306 E-D.Fouts 3B 1 0 0 0 .234 J.Kronside P 0 0 0 0 .000 G-B.Bullock PH 1 0 0 0 .276 B.Blade 2B 3 1 1 1 .216 O.Hunter P 1 0 0 0 .053 A-G.Gazelle LF,RF 3 0 0 0 .288 -- -- -- --- -- -- -- --- Totals 37 9 13 9 Totals 32 2 6 2 A-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Hunter In 5th Inning B-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Nights In 7th Inning C-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Pflaggstettler In 7th Inning D-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Potpie In 7th Inning E-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Palmer In 7th Inning F-Pinch Hit For Knowles In 7th Inning G-Pinch Hit For Kronside In 9th Inning H-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Hunter In 9th Inning Post-Americans.. 0 0 0 2 4 3 0 0 0 - 9 13 0 All Stars....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 2 6 0 Post-Americans IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET C.Hunter WIN(5-8) 8 1/3 5 2 2 3 6 0 127 5.58 A1 D6 W.Ford 0 2/3 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 5.30 D7 Totals 9 6 2 2 3 6 0 All Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET O.Hunter LOSS(4-4) 4 2/3 9 6 6 3 2 1 105 5.08 A1 C8 B.Knowles 2 1/3 4 3 3 0 2 2 39 5.53 C9 E1 J.Kronside 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 24 1.88 E2 Totals 9 13 9 9 4 5 3 ATTENDANCE- 33,228 DATE- Friday, June 15th 1900 TIME- Day T- 2:00 LEFT ON BASE- Post-Americans: 8 All Stars: 7 DOUBLE PLAYS- Post-Americans: 0 All Stars: 1 DOUBLES- H.Killebrew(8th), A.Tucker(8th), D.Gonzalez(3rd), B.Blade(5th) TRIPLES- Y.Berra(2nd) HOME RUNS- G.Brett(7th), T.Williams(14th), H.Killebrew(13th) STOLEN BASES- R.Jackson(3rd) SACRIFICE HITS- C.Hunter-2, J.Nights WALKS- M.Mantle, T.Williams, H.Killebrew, R.Jackson, P.Pflaggstettler, D.Gonzalez, B.Blade HIT BY PITCH- R.Jackson STRIKE OUTS- M.Mantle-3, C.Hunter-2, J.Nights, J.Potpie, S.Treacy, B.Blade, G.Gazelle-2 GIDP- R.Yount
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GAME 71 - June 16 - Radio Broadcast

I see by the clock that we're
ready to go here in FOFC
Yount steps in to start things
off for AL Post WWII
Let's set the FOFC defense for you
Battery mates are Nielsen and Bullock
Covering the corners at first and third
Will be Potpie and Palmer
The keystone combo has Treacy at second
And Nights playing short
In the outfield
From left to right
Its Ton, Pflaggstettler and Gunner
Now Yount steps into the batter's box
This game's about to begin
Yount finishes his stretching
Let's play some ball...
The windup, and the 0-2 pitch
It's a pop-up in back of short
Nights is under it
Still waiting...
Now he clutches it for the out
One down for AL Post WWII
Rod Carew is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to the
plate for AL Post WWII

The Panamanian second baseman, Rod Carew,
is approaching the plate
The third baseman plays in on Rod
the outfield straight away
Rod is 4th in the league in batting
with a .380 average
Nielsen eyes Carew intently
Nielsen is into his windup
Here's the pitch
Sinking line drive
Caught by Sean Treacy
That's two away
Nights comes over from his shortstop
position to say a few words to Nielsen
Mickey Mantle will be next up...

The "Mick" steps in to face Rob Nielsen
Nielsen ready quickly, looks
in for the sign
The All Stars' hurler winds and delivers
And Mantle will sit down...
strike three called
That's three up, three down
FOFC has no runs, no hits and no errors
While AL Post WWII has no runs,
no hits and no errors

Bob Feller is walking slowly to the mound
Jeff Nights is still taking
some practice cuts...
Feller finishes his warm-up tosses
Fisk fires one down to Carew
Nights steps in...
FOFC will get their first shot against Bob
Stepping out, Nights looks into the dugout
Steps back in
Nights waiting on the delivery
Feller kicks and fires
Off speed pitch on the way...
And Nights watches it go by
for the third strike
One down for FOFC
Sean Treacy is still in the on-deck circle
and Persimmon Pflaggstettler is looking
for a bat in the dugout

Nobody on base, one away
Treacy steps into the batter's box
Feller looks down at Fisk for the sign
Now he's ready
Feller brings it to the plate
Struck him out on a fastball
Treacy goes down swinging
Two up, two down here in
the bottom of the 1st

Pflaggstettler, FOFC's center fielder,
is coming to the plate
He is finished with his pre-bat warmup
Jeeberoni Potpie waits on deck
Feller gets the sign from Fisk
He is 7th in the league in strike outs
He has 102 on the season
"Rapid Robert" fires it home...
Grounded towards the bag
Brett grabs it
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 5-3
That's three outs, side retired

Williams is walking to the plate
Now he steps into the batter's box
Nielsen adjusts his cap...
Now he's set
Nielsen brings it to the plate
Curve, a beauty...
Strike three looking!
Nielsen punches him out!
One out
Due up next is Harmon Killebrew

Walking up now to the plate is Killebrew
Nielsen squeezes the resin bag...
Peers in
Nielsen winds and delivers
There's a fly ball to Persimmon
Pflaggstettler
Pflaggstettler circles under it...
He makes the play
Two down
Rob Nielsen retires
the first two batters in a row

Settling in at the plate is Brett
Rob Nielsen steps off the
mound toward second
Gives the resin bag a toss
Now he toes the rubber...
He's ready to go
It's coming down the pike
High
Brett works out a walk

While Carlton Fisk heads
for the on deck circle
Reggie Jackson makes his way to the plate
Reggie takes a couple of practice cuts
Jackson is set for the pitch
Nielsen brings it to the plate
That's hit deep to left-center
This one is deep!
SAY SO LONG TO THAT ONE!!!
Reggie Jackson has hit a
TREMENDOUS blast!!!
That is Reggie Jackson's 17th
home run of the year.

Fisk now at the plate
Bob Feller waits on deck
Nielsen tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
Nielsen fires
Curveball, inside corner, low...
Swung on...
And lined to right for a base hit
No chance to get that one

Feller saunters to the plate
Does some stretching...
Kicks the imaginary dirt from his spikes
Now he steps into the batter's box
AL Post WWII ahead 2 to 0
Bullock flashes the sign...
Nielsen waves it off...
Now he's happy
And the delivery by Nielsen
Feller hits a roller to Sean Treacy
Treacy comes up with it and throws
It's in the dirt
Potpie can't come up with it
That'll be a throwing error on Treacy
That's error number 1 of the game for FOFC

Planting his right foot
Yount is set in the box...

The infield shifts slightly to the left
for the right hand hitting Yount
Yount scuffs up the lines around the box
The count is nothing and 2
Yount has to protect the plate
Rob rocks and fires
Back door breaking ball...
And it's in there...
Yount looks at strike three
That's all for AL Post WWII
in the top of the 2nd
They pick up 2 runs
After 1 and a half innings,
it's 2-0 AL Post WWII

Jeeberoni Potpie, Deacon Palmer, and
Stan Gunner are due up
Potpie is 11th in the league
in homeruns with 17
Williams is deep in left
Mantle is deep in center
and Jackson is similarly
stationed in right
Potpie awaits the delivery
Here's the 0-2 offering
Changeup down low...
Potpie makes contact and
hits one out to center
Mickey Mantle is drifting over...
Now he's under it...
Easy out for Feller
FOFC with one away
Feller steps off the mound as
he waits for Deacon Palmer to
come to the plate

Palmer walks from the on deck circle
Knocks the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
Stan Gunner moves into the on deck circle
FOFC needs some runs
Deacon is hitting at .306 on the year
He has 53 hits in 173 at bats
This includes 7 doubles, 2 triples
3 home runs and 19 RBI's
The umpire says let's go
Feller's 3-2 pitch...
Good slider, inside part of the plate
Palmer gets the bat on it...
Slams a sharp grounder to the right side
Carew grabs it...
Throws to first...
OUT!
Two up, two down for FOFC

Walking slowly up for FOFC is Gunner

The outfield is playing him deep
And shaded to the right
They are showing respect for his power
The outfield's shaded towards right
With Gunner at the plate
Stan is set for the pitch
Here's the pitch
It's a BULLET, hit towards second
Carew tries it
He makes a nice play on it
Score It: 4
We head to the 3rd...
The score is still AL Post
WWII 2, All Stars 0

Rod Carew, Mickey Mantle,
and Ted Williams are due up
for the Post-Americans
AL Post WWII leads, 2-0
Home plate is covered with dirt
The ump cleans it off
Carew awaits the pitch
The southpaw Nielsen's delivery
on the 1-0 pitch
Slow ground ball
Treacy is charging it
He fires it to first
He's OUT
One gone for AL Post WWII

Now here's Mantle
Stepping in and then stepping out again
Mantle looks to third for a sign
Mickey stands with bat ready
Nielsen winds his left arm
Lets it go
Long drive
Way back... back
It's heading towards the fence
K. A. Ton has a chance
He's waiting for it to come down
OUT!
FOFC gets the second out of the inning

"The Thumper" is now coming to bat
Williams is 0 for 1 today
Rob gets the sign from Bullock
Nielsen brings it to the plate
The batter checks his swing
Here's the appeal
Williams held up, and draws a walk
Nielsen isn't happy at all with that call

Making his way up is Killebrew
Killebrew has 8 doubles this year
He's ready
Nielsen rocks and fires
Base hit to right for Killebrew
Don Zimmer is waving Williams to third...
The throw is cut off...
That holds Killebrew at first

George Brett, the third baseman,
strides to the plate
Nielsen is ready quickly
The lefty Nielsen delivers
Drilled on the ground to the mound
Nielsen grabs it
Over to Potpie
Got him!
Score It: 1-3
That's it for AL Post WWII here
in the top of the 3rd
They leave 2 runners stranded
AL Post WWII has 2 runs,
3 hits and no errors
While FOFC has no runs,
no hits and one error

The left fielder Ton
will lead off for the All Stars
He'll be followed by Billy Bullock
And then Rob Nielsen
Ton is at .247 on the season
He is hitting .214 against righties
Ton concentrates
He holds the bat down on the end
Here's the righthander's
windup and delivery
Hit right back to Feller
On to first and Ton is gone
One down for FOFC
Billy Bullock is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to
the plate for FOFC

Bullock moseys up to the plate
Rob Nielsen is heading for
the on-deck circle
So far this season
Bullock is hitting .270
when facing righthanded pitching
After getting set, Bullock
waits on the pitch
Feller is into his wind-up
And the 3-2 pitch is on its way...
Sinking fastball...
Bullock swings...
Raps a hard ground ball
right at Yount...
He snares it easily, throws to first...
Out by a step
Two down
Feller retires two in a row

Rob Nielsen steps in now for the All Stars
The Post-Americans lead in this one, 2-zip
Stepping out, Nielsen looks
into the dugout
Steps back in
Nielsen gets set for the pitch
Righthander Feller's delivery
Fastball... down and away...
NO! It's called a strike
And Nielsen is outta there
That's all for the All Stars
After 3 innings in FOFC this evening,
AL Post WWII on top 2 to 0

Bottom of the order for AL
Post WWII coming to bat
The right fielder, Reggie
Jackson will lead off
Jackson is batting .280 with
17 HR's this year
Nielsen gets the sign, it's one he likes
Here's the 3-2 pitch
Strike three called
A curve that broke over
Number 4 for Rob Nielsen today
111 on the year
3rd in the league
One away
While we wait for the next batter
Let's see what's happening in other games

Old Timers leads Japanese League 1 to 0
Radbourn and Kaneda currently dueling
Caribbean is in front of
Negro League II 6 to 3
Tiant Jr. comfortably ahead for Caribbean
AL Pre WWII besting Dead Ball Era 6 to 1
Left Outs is on top of NL Pre WWII 2 to 0
Turn of Century clipping
NL Post WWII 6 to 2
Waddell comfortably ahead
for Turn of Century
Negro League I is edging Late 20th 1 to 0

Fisk finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
Fisk can't seem to get
settled at the plate
Fisk is ready
The lefthander Nielsen comes home with it
Fisk chases the high fastball...
Hammers a LONG towering drive...
It's to deep left center...
HOME RUN... WAY, WAY OUTTA HERE!
A big blast by Fisk!

Coming up for AL Post WWII is Bob Feller
Nobody on base, one out
Looking to Don Zimmer for a sign
Feller waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
The 3-2 delivery by the lefthander
What a pitch... strike three
Nielsen put that one on the
black, a perfect pitch
One more chance for AL Post WWII
in the top of the 4th

Walking up to the plate now is Yount
AL Post WWII leading in the game
Nielsen is rubbing the ball up
Now the umpire wants to take a look
No problems found...
Now Nielsen gets the sign from Bullock
Way ahead in the count
Nielsen turns the 0-2 pitch loose
Strike three called
A curve that broke over
Number 6 for Rob Nielsen today
113 on the year
That retires the side
AL Post WWII with a 3 run lead
It's AL Post WWII 3
and FOFC still looking
to score their first run

Here's Nights to lead off the inning
Before he does, lets check out how
the All Stars have been playing lately
FOFC is 7 and 3 in their last ten games
Feller likes the sign
Feller brings it home
It's a smash over short
Yount leaps
Just over his outstretched glove
Nights makes a wide turn at first
He will hold at first
The ball comes in quickly

One on, no outs
Coming up for FOFC is Treacy
Sean checks with the third base coach
Takes a few practice swings
Now he steps into the box
And Bob studies the sign from Fisk...
Now he's got it
Here's the 3-2 pitch
That's ball four
Treacy trots down to first
Nights is already down on second

The tying run comes to the plate,
in the person of Persimmon Pflaggstettler
All Stars with 2 runners on base
The Post-Americans lead, 3-0
Pflaggstettler wiggles the
bat above his head
Feller studies his sign
Feller looks over at Treacy...
Now back at Nights...

He's coming home with it
It's a high pop just behind the plate
Fisk, Killebrew, and Brett
all converge on the ball
THEY COLLIDE!!
And the ball drops untouched
No error charged
. . . Pflaggstettler back in the box
And here comes the next pitch
It's right down the pike!
Strike three looking!
Feller crossed Pflaggstettler up that time
One down, two to go...
Bob Feller has to bear down now

Treacy at first, Nights at second, one out
Potpie is now at bat
1st and 2nd, one man down
Feller wastes no time
He has the sign from Fisk
Here's his delivery
Hard slider...
Potpie swings from his heels...
He connects!...
There it goes...
Jackson is up against the fence
But he has no chance for this shot
IT'S DOWNTOWN!!!
What a blast by Jeeberoni

And it brings up Deacon Palmer
On deck is Stan Gunner
K. A. Ton in the hole
Palmer is 0 for 1 today
Feller steps on the rubber
Now Bob delivers
Fastball...
Swung on...
Lined to center... Single for Palmer
HE TRIPS OVER THE BAG AT FIRST!!
The throw to first...
He manages to scramble back safely...
Palmer's not getting up
Joe Adcock, the first base coach
is calling for help
Here comes the trainer, Tay Pemup...
They are looking at his ankle...

Now he's on his feet, walking a bit
Looks like he'll be OK, at least for now
Give him a single on the play

Stan Gunner will make his
way toward the plate
He glances down at Palmer
Palmer runs like he has
cement in his shoes
Feller won't have to worry about him going
Gunner looks for a sign from third
Dick Howser delivers it to Stan
Stan is 0 for 1 today
lined out his last at bat
Gunner waits for the pitch
The righthander Feller's delivery
Changeup...
Ties Gunner up in knots
An awkward swinging strike three!
Two gone here in the bottom of the 4th
We want to welcome the FOFC
"Sportsman Club"
to the game today
We hope you enjoy your
trip to the ballpark

With a runner at first and two outs
Ton walks to the plate
Ton is hitting .211 against righties
The umpire says let's go
Ton is ready
Feller goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Palmer
He lobs one to Killebrew...
Palmer is back easily...

We're ready again
Now Feller comes home
Ton crushes it...
Reggie Jackson starts back...

baaack....


baaaaack...
But no chance for this blast...
Ton can put another notch
in his bat handle...
He gave that ball a very nice ride
Two ribbies for the FOFC left fielder

Joe Torre will be bringing
in a relief pitcher
Whitey Ford has been called
from the bullpen
A few warm up tosses and
we'll be set to go

Bullock is up now for FOFC
Bullock grips the bat handle
Ford steps off the rubber...
Adjusts his cap...
Now he's ready
And the "Chairman of the
Board" delivers...
A liner over third
Brett jumps
Can't reach it
Williams fronts it
It's through his legs!
He recovers
Throw to second
Man, Bullock is still at first!
Buy that man some "PF Flyers"

Rob Nielsen steps in against Ford
Left-hander against left-hander
The left-hander Ford is now ready
The southpaw's 3-2 delivery
Too high...
That'll be ball four
Nielsen will get a free pass to first base
The bat boy brings out Rob's jacket
Force at third or second as
Jeff Nights gets his bat...

That will bring Nights up again
as FOFC has "batted around"
They have scored 5 runs
already this inning
Two men still on
Jeff singled to start this inning
Ford shakes off two signs
Now he's ready
The pitch is on the way
Ball four to Nights
That curve had a little
too much bend on it
Bullock advances to third;
Nielsen to second

Treacy, the second baseman, moves
into the batter's box

FOFC leads 5 to 3
Treacy is 0 for 1 today
Sean drew a walk last time up
Sean waits...
He steps out as Ford takes too long
Now he's back in the box
The bases are full of All Stars
Here we go...
The southpaw Ford's delivery
And there is ball four
Treacy gets an 'Annie Oakley'
Bullock will trot across
the plate for FOFC
The score is now 6-3, FOFC

Joe Torre is visiting the mound...
He's going to leave Ford in the game
The center fielder, Persimmon
Pflaggstettler, is up next
Pflaggstettler is batting .295
with 10 homers this year
Pflaggstettler is poised and
ready for the pitch
Ford shakes off the sign
Now he appears set
Watch it now...
they are loaded up with All Stars
Now to the belt, here it is...
The batter checks his swing
Here's the appeal
Pflaggstettler swung, that's strike three
Pflaggstettler isn't happy
at all with that call

AL Post WWII will send Carew,
Mickey Mantle, and Ted Williams to face
Rob Nielsen this inning
Carew is 0 for 2 today, with no walks
Nielsen wastes no time
He has the sign from Bullock
We've got a full count...
Nielsen winds and fires...
A hanging curve...
Carew laces it hard just
to the right of Nights
He makes a stab at it...
Just misses it!
It's on into the outfield for a single
A wide turn by Rod...
but he'll stay at first
as the ball comes in

That'll bring up Mickey Mantle
FOFC leads by a 3-run margin
We're in the top of the 5th
Mantle looks to Don Zimmer for the sign
Waiting for the pitch is Mantle
Here's the southpaw's delivery
Fastball, up in the strike zone
Swung on...
It's a swinging bunt...
Nielsen charges in, barehands it
THROWS TO SECOND!...
OUT AT SECOND!
Score this one a force out
With one down, up next is Ted Williams
To be followed by Harmon Killebrew

Ted Williams steps up to the plate
Mantle, with excellent speed, is at first
Ted is hitting at .284 on the year
He has 64 hits in 225 at bats
Today, he is 0 for 1
Williams drew a walk his last time up
Rob looks for the sign he wants...
Shakes off the first one
But he likes the next
Nielsen checks Mantle on first
Now the 2 strike pitch
Swing and a miss
Strike three
Williams goes down on strikes
Two gone for AL Post WWII

Two outs, with a man at first
Killebrew is the next batter
Killebrew adjusts his glove...
Steps into the box...
Harmon is 1 for 2 this evening
He's ready
Nielsen goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Mantle
He lobs one to Potpie...
Mantle is back easily
We're ready again
Now Nielsen comes home
Swung on and missed...
Killebrew is down on strikes
That wraps up the inning for AL Post WWII
By the way, AL Post WWII is 6 and
4 in their last ten games

Potpie leading off
Potpie digs in from the right side
of the plate against the southpaw Ford
Ford looks down at Fisk for the sign

Now he's ready...
And now the pitch...
Excellent sinker pitch, outside...
Potpie gets good wood on it anyway
There's no doubt, that one is outta here!!
Potpie circles the bases
As Ford asks for a new
ball from the umpire
Now FOFC leads 7 to 3

All Stars' third baseman Palmer
is up next
Deacon is batting .309 in
175 at bats in 1900
He will be followed by Stan Gunner
Whitey Ford on in relief of Bob Feller
Ford leans back and fires
Palmer rips a whistling
liner down the line
Bingo! Brett spears it!
A shot right at the AL Post
WWII third baseman
Piece of cake!
AL Post WWII gets the first
out of the inning

Gunner walks to the plate
Gunner is taking his practice swings
Stan is 0 for 2 this evening
Gunner waits patiently
Carew comes in a couple steps
Yells something to Ford
The delivery
Over the outside corner
Gunner hits the curve right to third...
Brett takes it on the second hop
Fires to 1st...
Gunner is out by a couple of steps

K. A. Ton now up
Ford looks in
Here it comes
Hit in the air to left
Williams doesn't have to move
He puts it away for the out
Score It: 7
That's three outs, side retired

AL Post WWII will send Brett,
Reggie Jackson, and Carlton Fisk to face
Rob Nielsen this inning
Nielsen looks down at Bullock
for the sign...
Shakes him off once... twice
Now he has the pitch he wants
Nielsen kicks and delivers
Brett takes the pitch
STRIKE THREE, is the call
Brett can't believe it and says
something to the ump
Chalk up a whiff for Nielsen
With one gone
AL Post WWII will have Reggie
Jackson coming up
A dangerous hitter, no doubt about it

Jackson is ready to face Nielsen
Reggie is 1 for 2 this summer evening
He struck out in his last plate appearance
All set, Jackson is ready for the pitch
The lefthander delivers
STRIKE THREE!
That is number 10 for Rob Nielsen
here this evening
Two down

Here's Carlton Fisk
Fisk is 2 for 2 today, with no walks
Nielsen is looking in for the sign...
He has struck out 10 this evening
He has the sign...
Windup by Nielsen
And the pitch
Hot line drive to first
It's over Potpie's head for a single!

We are going to have a pinch hitter
George Kell will bat for Whitey Ford
It will be the righthand hitting, Kell
against the lefty Nielsen
Kell is hitting southpaws
for a .333 average

Up for AL Post WWII, George Kell
FOFC out in front by 4
We're in the top of the 6th
Kell is at .250 on the season
Nielsen is looking in for the sign...
He has struck out 10 this evening
He has the sign...
Here's the 2-1 offering
Bounding ball to the mound
Taken by Nielsen
Over to Potpie
Got him!
Score It: 1-3
We're in the middle of the 6th
FOFC still leads 7-3
Hoyt Wilhelm will be coming on
to pitch for AL Post WWII
Hoyt has appeared in 40 games this season
with a record of 4-2
In 66 innings, he has an 6.44 ERA
Whitey Ford has finished his work
here this evening

Billy Bullock stops at the on deck circle
Takes a couple more practice swings
Now heads for the plate
Wilhelm shakes off the sign...
Now he shakes off another one...
Hoyt has all the pitches
but his bread-and-butter
pitch is the knuckler!
Here's the 1-1 offering
Big bender, low and inside...
Swung on...
Line single to Williams in left...
Picking it up in a hurry is Williams...
Bullock takes a wide turn...
But stays at first base
as the throw comes in

Nielsen fouls off the bunt attempt
The count goes to 1 and 2, we'll have
to see if they keep the bunt play on
Nielsen squares
He bunts it . . .
Fielded by G.Brett
he's throwing for the lead runner...
OUT!
Force Play To 3rd Baseman
Score It: 5-6
The runner on first, Bullock, is out
That's one away

One on, one out
Nights walks to the batter's box
Jeff is 1 for 2 this summer evening
He drew a walk in his last
plate appearance
Nights is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Wilhelm
He's waiting for the pitch
Wilhelm fires
Hit in the air to left
Camped under it is Williams
And he has it
That's the second out of the inning
Time to check the scoreboard

Old Timers and Japanese
League are tied at 3
Caribbean is in front of
Negro League II 7 to 4
AL Pre WWII with the lead over
Dead Ball Era 6 to 3
Grove comfortably ahead for AL Pre WWII
NL Pre WWII leads Left Outs 4 to 3
Turn of Century clipping
NL Post WWII 7 to 3
Lajoie has hit his 8th homerun
for Turn of Century
Late 20th is edging Negro League I 2 to 1
And in our matchup FOFC on top 7 to 3

Blade is up now for FOFC
The outfield shades towards left for Blade
Blade gets ready for Wilhelm's pitch
His bat is cocked
The pitch is on the way
A fastball right at Blade's knees!
Barrett jumps back, but it hits him hard!
He is down and clutching his knee
Out comes Tay Pemup to take a look...
Now Blade is up and walking it off
He appears to be OK
as he trots down to first
The FOFC crowd gives him
a round of applause
Now they resume their catcalls
aimed at Hoyt Wilhelm

Next up for FOFC is Persimmon
Pflaggstettler
Pflaggstettler is trying to get
comfortable in the box
Digging that back foot in
Wilhelm steps on the rubber...
Looks in for the sign
Here's his delivery
Fastball, misses outside
Ball four

Next up for the All Stars
is Jeeberoni Potpie
Wilhelm looks down at Fisk
He shakes him off once...
Again...
Hoyt has got to be a little concerned
with Potpie up there as the
FOFC first baseman has already hit
2 balls out of the park this evening
The righthander delivers
Hard slider...
And Potpie takes it right down the middle
Strike three called
Clutch pitching by Hoyt Wilhelm
made Potpie look bad in front
of his FOFC fans
That wraps up the inning for FOFC
So After 6 innings
FOFC has 7 runs, 7 hits and one error
While AL Post WWII has 3 runs,
6 hits and no errors
FOFC has left 6 stranded
AL Post WWII has failed to bring home 6

We're back at the top of the
Post-Americans' order
Robin Yount coming to bat
Yount has managed a .197 average
against lefthanders this year
All set, Yount is ready for the pitch
Nielsen winds and delivers
Swing and a miss
Struck him out
Number 118 on the season for Nielsen
Nielsen gets the first out in the inning

That'll bring up second baseman
Rod Carew...
FOFC out in front by 4
We're in the top of the 7th
Carew is batting .379 with 1 HR this year
Nielsen asks for a new ball
Rubs it down...

Now he steps on the rubber
Here's the southpaw's delivery
Here's a curveball, up in the zone...
It's juiced to deep center
There goes Gazelle after it
Racing hard...
Reaching...
Can't get it...
It was just out of his reach!
He chases it to the fence
Carew around first, coasts into second
As the throw comes in late
Score that a two bagger

Now batting #7, Mickey Mantle...
#7
Mickey will be facing the lefty Nielsen
from the right side of the plate
Of his 23 home runs, 5 are
against southpaws
Nielsen has the sign from Bullock
The lefthander Nielsen comes home with it
And Mantle is down on strikes...
Nielsen keeps mowing them down
That one gives him 12 this evening
That's the second out of the inning

Walking up to the plate now is Williams
Harmon Killebrew waits on deck
Williams has hit 14 home runs this year
Rob is set to go... a quick
look toward Bullock again
Now he steps back to get
a squeeze of the resin bag
He is facing a power hitter in Williams
Nielsen has allowed 5 home
runs to lefties so far
7 to right-handers
Nielsen looks back towards second...

The pitch
Williams reaches out and pokes it
on the ground to right
Base hit for Williams
FOFC's lead narrows by a run
FOFC ahead 7 to 4

With two out
Batting for AL Post WWII now is Killebrew
Harmon is batting .224 with
13 home runs on the season
He is 1 for 3 today
Killebrew is waiting on the pitch
It's coming down the pike
Killebrew swings and misses
Strike three
Killebrew didn't have a good
cut at that pitch
That ends the inning
After 6 and a half innings,
FOFC leads by 3

It's time for the 7th inning stretch!

Deacon Palmer leads off the inning
Palmer is 1 for 3 today
For the season, Deacon has 3 homers
7 doubles, and 2 triples
He has scored 21 runs
while driving in 19
Fisk flashes the sign to Wilhelm
Wilhelm winds and delivers
The 3-1 pitch
Palmer lifts a long fly ball...
Heading into left...
Hit pretty good, carrying very well...
Williams heading back...
IT'S OUTTA HERE, A HOME RUN!

Gunner gets set at the plate
Stan Gunner is hitting .275 this year
against righthanded pitchers
Wilhelm takes the first sign
The kick and the pitch
Curve, at the belt...
Gunner times his swing...
Hammers a long fly ball...
Reggie Jackson retreats toward the fence
He leaps...

It's gone, put that one on the board
A home run!!

Wilhelm looks down at Gazelle
as he steps in
Gerald is ready to go
Gazelle digs in on the right side
of the plate facing the righty Wilhelm
Hoyt Wilhelm steps off the
mound toward second
Gives the resin bag a toss
Now he toes the rubber...
He's ready to go
Righthander Wilhelm's delivery
A hot shot on the ground to Yount
He's got it cleanly on one hop...
Over to first and Gazelle is out
And there's one away

One away, nobody on...
bottom of the 7th
The first base coach exhorting
Bullock to get on base...

One of those perennial war cries
1 down, Wilhelm ahead in the count...
One ball, two strikes
Here's the righthander's delivery
Bullock cuts on a curve that
misses in the dirt
That ball is trapped nicely by Fisk
Bullock was badly fooled by Wilhelm's
big breaking curve
STRIKE THREE!
Billy was a little overanxious
And there's two away

The pitcher, Rob Nielsen
will be up next for FOFC
The outfield's shaded towards right
With Nielsen at the plate
Wilhelm has the sign he wants
The pitch to Nielsen...
Nielsen lifts a flyball
towards Ted Williams
Williams seems to be having trouble
picking up the ball
Williams stumbles... he sticks
his glove up...
He's got it!
Nice recovery by Williams
That is the third out for FOFC here
in the last of the seventh
The attendance has just been
announced at 49573

Brett leading off
AL Post WWII would like to
get some runners on base
Nielsen studies his sign
The lefty Nielsen delivers
Pounded on the ground to second
Blade comes up with it
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 4-3
One up, one down for AL Post WWII

Slowly coming up is Jackson
for AL Post WWII
He is finally in the batter's box
FOFC leads 9 to 4
Reggie has 2 strike outs today
Not unusual for him, though
He has a nasty habit of doing that
Nielsen is asking for a new ball...
The ump throws him a new one...
Nielsen looks in...
Now he's ready
The 3-1 delivery by the lefthander
Its a high fly ball into shallow center
Gazelle runs in...
He calls for it...
Nights yells "take it Gerald"
And he does
Jackson is retired on a lazy
fly to short center
Two down

Fisk heads to the plate for AL Post WWII
The infield is at regular depth
Fisk is looking for lightning
to strike again
He's boomed 1 homerun earlier today
Carlton is 3 for 3...
Batting .280 on the season
Fisk is set
Now the delivery, here is is...
Outside slider...
He goes after it...
Fisk smashes a very high
fly into deep center
Gunner and Gazelle converge on it
Gazelle pulls up..
So does Gunner!!...
They both can only look up...
That ball is outta here!

We are going to have a pinch hitter
Al Kaline will bat for Hoyt Wilhelm
It will be the righthand hitting, Kaline
against the lefty Nielsen
Kaline is hitting southpaws
for a .300 average

Al Kaline is coming to the plate
Kaline goes through his routine
of settling in
Bullock flashes the sign...
Nielsen shakes it off, he wants another...

Now he's happy
Here comes the cripple pitch
Nielsen misses low on that one
Kaline draws the walk
Number 3 today by Nielsen

Yount digs in at the plate
Ready now for Nielsen to come set
Yount is taking his practice swings
Robin is 0 for 4 this evening
Robin steadies his bat
Waits patiently for Nielsen's pitch
Nielsen brings it to the plate
Yount drives the ball to
left for extra bases
Don Zimmer is giving the green light...
The throw is cut off...
And that allows the run to score
Double for Yount

That'll bring up Post-Americans'
second baseman Rod Carew...
AL Post WWII with a man in scoring
position at second
Carew has hit 4 triples this year
Rod is eagerly awaiting Nielsen's pitch
The southpaw Nielsen delivers
the 2-1 pitch
He hits a tough grounder to second
Blade grabs it
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 4-3
That's it in the top of the 8th
After 7 and a half innings in FOFC,
FOFC leads 9 to 6
Catfish Hunter will be coming on
to pitch for AL Post WWII
Catfish has appeared in
19 games this season
He has a record of 5-8
in 98 innings
His ERA stands at 5.58

Here's the shortstop Nights
To lead off the inning
He'll be followed by Barrett Blade
And then Persimmon Pflaggstettler
Against righthanders
Nights is hitting .284
Hunter is on the first-base
side of the rubber...
Now Catfish delivers
Comebacker, right to Hunter
Over to Killebrew for the easy out
'Come back, Little Sheba'
One down for FOFC
Barrett Blade is still in
the on-deck circle
and Persimmon Pflaggstettler is looking
for a bat in the dugout

Blade finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
Blade swinging from the right side
facing the righty Hunter
Hunter wastes no time
He has the sign from Fisk
Catfish Hunter, with 19 appearances
before today's game
looks down for the sign from Fisk
Hunter has great control
He's looking for win number 6
He's into the windup
There's a high pop in front of the plate
Looks like the ball is drifting foul
Brett calls for it
and makes the play
As the ump signals a foul ball
Two gone for FOFC

Two out, nobody on
Up now is Pflaggstettler
Right-hander Hunter eyes the
righty Pflaggstettler
Hunter's righthanded delivery...
Fly ball to right
Jackson is under it
He makes the grab
That's all for the All Stars
After 8 full innings,
they lead by 3

Mantle is making his way to home plate
He's digging out his "spot"
in the batter's box
He's taking several practice swings

Bending from side to side

Finally, he's ready
Mantle is hitless today, 0 for 4
Mickey struck out in his last at bat
The umpire says let's go
Mantle is ready
Kronside brings it home
In the dirt
And Mantle holds up
He draws the walk
Nice way to start out the inning

The "Splendid Splinter"
is now coming to bat
Ted seems to always make contact
He rarely strikes out
A good man for the hit and run
Right-hander Kronside prepares
for the pitch
to the left-handed swinging Williams
Kronside goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Mantle
He lobs one to Potpie...
Mantle is back easily...

We're ready again
Now Kronside comes home
There's a high pop fly to the outfield
Stan Gunner moves to his left
He makes the catch
Wait, he bobbles it!
Gunner grabs it with his
bare hand for the out
With one down

Potpie yells something out to Kronside
Jace nods his head

Mantle at first, one away
Killebrew is ready for the pitch
Stepping out, Killebrew
looks into the dugout
Steps back in
Jace peers in for the sign...

Shakes off the first one...
Likes the second one
Here's the 2-2 pitch
Fastball, a dandy...
Steee Rike THREE swinging!
Harmon looked like Casey on that pitch
Went for the HIGH CHEESE!
That's two away

The third baseman, Brett, is ready to bat
FOFC on top 9 to 6 in the top of the 9th
Brett wiggles the bat above his head
Brett waits for the delivery
Kronside's behind on the count
Here's the 2-0 offering
Swung on and lofted very high...
and deep...
Pflaggstettler starts back, turns...
He's at the fence...
And he pulls it in!
And that will do it for AL Post WWII
FOFC wins 9 to 6
Nielsen gets credit for the win
Kronside notches the save
Feller takes the loss
The hitting star for FOFC
was Jeeberoni Potpie
He was 2 for 4 with 2 homeruns!
He also knocked in 4 runs
And that wraps things up
So long from FOFC.
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BOXSCORE: 2001 AL Post WWII Post-Americans At 1000 FOFC All Stars 6/16/1900 Post-Americans AB R H RBI AVG All Stars AB R H RBI AVG R.Yount SS 5 0 1 1 .300 J.Nights SS 4 1 1 0 .286 R.Carew 2B 5 1 2 0 .380 S.Treacy 2B 1 1 0 1 .272 M.Mantle CF 4 0 0 0 .267 A-B.Blade 2B 1 0 0 0 .215 T.Williams LF 4 0 1 1 .285 P.Pflaggstettler CF 4 0 0 0 .292 H.Killebrew 1B 5 0 1 0 .223 J.Potpie 1B 4 2 2 4 .284 G.Brett 3B 4 1 0 0 .244 D.Palmer 3B 4 2 2 1 .311 R.Jackson RF 4 1 1 2 .276 D-D.Fouts 3B 0 0 0 0 .234 C.Fisk C 4 2 4 2 .287 S.Gunner RF,LF 4 1 1 1 .284 B.Feller P 2 0 0 0 .027 K.Ton LF 3 1 1 2 .250 W.Ford P 0 0 0 0 .143 B-G.Gazelle CF 1 0 0 0 .284 C-G.Kell PH 1 0 0 0 .231 B.Bullock C 4 1 2 0 .283 H.Wilhelm P 0 0 0 0 .000 R.Nielsen P 3 0 0 0 .108 E-A.Kaline PH 0 1 0 0 .256 J.Kronside P 0 0 0 0 .000 C.Hunter P 0 0 0 0 .323 -- -- -- --- -- -- -- --- Totals 38 6 10 6 Totals 33 9 9 9 A-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Treacy In 5th Inning B-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Ton In 6th Inning C-Pinch Hit For Ford In 6th Inning D-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Palmer In 8th Inning E-Pinch Hit For Wilhelm In 8th Inning Post-Americans.. 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 - 6 10 0 All Stars....... 0 0 0 6 1 0 2 0 - 9 9 1 Post-Americans IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET B.Feller LOSS(6-9) 3 2/3 4 5 5 1 5 2 65 5.20 A1 B7 W.Ford 1 1/3 2 2 2 3 1 1 44 5.50 B8 C7 H.Wilhelm 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 41 6.52 C8 D9 C.Hunter 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 5.53 E1 Totals 8 9 9 9 5 8 5 All Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET R.Nielsen WIN(9-4) 8 10 6 6 3 13 3 153 3.03 A1 E2 J.Kronside SAVE(5th) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 14 1.83 E3 Totals 9 10 6 6 4 14 3 ATTENDANCE- 49,573 DATE- Saturday, June 16th 1900 TIME- Night T- 2:10 LEFT ON BASE- Post-Americans: 9 All Stars: 6 DOUBLE PLAYS- Post-Americans: 0 All Stars: 0 ERRORS- S.Treacy DOUBLES- R.Yount(11th), R.Carew(6th) HOME RUNS- R.Jackson(17th), C.Fisk-2(5th), J.Potpie-2(19th), D.Palmer(4th), S.Gunner(10th), K.Ton(6th) WALKS- M.Mantle, T.Williams, G.Brett, A.Kaline, J.Nights, S.Treacy-2, P.Pflaggstettler, R.Nielsen HIT BY PITCH- B.Blade STRIKE OUTS- R.Yount-3, M.Mantle-2, T.Williams-2, H.Killebrew-3, G.Brett, R.Jackson-2, B.Feller, J.Nights, S.Treacy, P.Pflaggstettler-2, J.Potpie, S.Gunner, B.Bullock, R.Nielsen
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NEWSPAPER STYLE RECAP FOR 1900 Dynasty Baseball Date: 6/17/1900 TEAM WON LOST BATTING AVERAGE HOME RUNS RUNS BATTED IN 2001 OTH 43 29 D.Brouthe OTH .412 M.Mantle A2H 23 M.Mantle A2H 65 2001 NLO 40 33 N.Lajoie TCH .398 B.Ruth A1H 23 E.Delahan OTH 59 2001 A1H 38 33 T.Cobb DBH .384 M.Ott N1H 23 N.Lajoie TCH 56 2001 L20 37 36 R.Carew A2H .380 OTHERS TIED W 22 J.Foxx LOH 55 2001 DBH 36 37 J.Jackson DBH .353 B.Ruth A1H 54 2001 A2H 34 38 2002 JLP 19 53 WINS SAVES ERA P.Galvin OTH 12 S.Knowles FAS 12 K.Inao JLP 2.39 1000 FAS 46 26 J.Maricha N2H 10 R.Fingers A2H 11 A.Mighty FAS 2.55 2001 N2H 46 29 P.Alexand N1H 10 J.Bunning N2H 10 T.Glavine L20 2.63 2001 N1H 41 32 OTHERS TIED W 9 W.McDonal NLO 9 R.Johnson L20 2.75 2001 TCH 37 37 OTHERS TIED W 8 C.Redding NLT 2.87 2001 CAP 33 40 2001 LOH 31 40 CUR HIT STREAK STOLEN BASES STRIKEOUTS 2001 NLT 27 45 S.Musial N2H 15 C.Bell NLO 43 R.Clemens L20 125 E.Delahan OTH 15 S.Poles NLT 31 R.Nielsen FAS 120 T.McCarth OTH 13 B.Hamilto OTH 25 R.Johnson L20 117 J.Sewell A1H 10 T.Cobb DBH 24 S.Koufax N2H 107 OTHERS TIED W 9 J.Morgan N2H 23 B.Feller A2H 105 YESTERDAY'S GAMES TODAY'S SCHEDULE AND PROBABLE STARTERS DBH 7 at A1H 8 DBH-Johnson(9-5, 3.21) at A1H-Mays(8-6, 4.37) CAP 9 at NLT 7 CAP-Cuellar(3-8, 4.19) at NLT-Wickwar(2-10, 8.48) N2H 4 at TCH 8 N2H-Maricha(10-5, 4.74) at TCH-Not announced NLO 1 at L20 4 NLO-Smith(8-3, 3.41) at L20-Maddux(6-4, 3.59) N1H 5 at LOH 3 N1H-Alexand(10-4, 3.76) at LOH-Sutton(3-4, 7.59) OTH 6 at JLP 5 OTH-Keefe(5-8, 5.67) at JLP-Sugishi(2-6, 3.93) A2H 6 at FAS 9 A2H-Newhous(2-2, 4.81) at FAS-Babson(6-7, 3.40) YESTERDAY'S BEST PERFORMANCES BATTER TM OPP AB R H RB BB Ks HR SB M.Gonzalez CAP NLT 4 4 3 3 0 0 2 1 J.Potpie FAS A2H 4 2 2 4 0 1 2 0 C.Fisk A2H FAS 4 2 4 2 0 0 2 0 W.Mays N2H TCH 3 2 3 2 1 0 2 0 N.Lajoie TCH N2H 4 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 PITCHER TM OPP INN H R ER BB Ks HR WLS T.Glavine L20 NLO 7.0 3 1 1 3 2 0 W O.Radbourn OTH JLP 11.0 6 3 3 2 9 1 B.Sutter L20 NLO 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 S J.Kronside FAS A2H 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 S S.Coveleski A1H DBH 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 W INJURY REPORT S.Nagashima, Japanese League - 9 more games T.Stearnes, Negro League I - 5 more games L.Santop, Negro League II - 1 more games S.Fozborg, FOFC - 5 more games R.Fingers, AL Post WWII - 1 more games J.Palmer, AL Post WWII - 4 more games W.Hoyt, AL Pre WWII - 5 more games H.Baker, Dead Ball Era - 12 more games S.Carlton, Left Outs - 15 more games C.Cummings, Old Timers - 7 more games A.Joss, Turn of Century - 2 more games K.Nichols, Turn of Century - 10 more games V.Willis, Turn of Century - 3 more games A.Rusie, Turn of Century - 9 more games
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GAME 72 (I think) - June 17 - Radio Broadcast

I see by the clock that we're
ready to go here in FOFC
Carew steps in to start things
off for AL Post WWII
Let's set the FOFC defense for you
Battery mates are Babson and Hays
Covering the corners at first and third
Will be Potpie and Fouts
The keystone combo has Treacy at second
And Nights playing short
In the outfield
From left to right
Its Tucker, Gazelle and Pflaggstettler
Now Carew steps into the batter's box
This game's about to begin
Carew finishes his stretching
Let's play some ball...
Brian comes home quickly
with the 0-2 offering
Curve, a beauty...
Strike three looking!
Babson punches him out!
That's one away

Brett moseys up to the plate
Mickey Mantle is heading
for the on-deck circle
The lefty hitting Brett, will
face the righty Babson
5 of his 7 home runs are against righties
Brian gets the sign from Hays
Babson's 2 strike pitch...
Fastball... down and away...
NO! It's called a strike
And Brett is outta there
That's two up, two down

The "Mick" steps in to face Brian Babson
Mantle is hitting .224 against righties
Mantle is set for the pitch
Babson winds and delivers
Mantle sends a routine
ground ball to first
Potpie takes it on one hop
Flips it to Babson
Easy out
That's out number three
A perfect inning for Babson here
in the top of the 1st

AL Post WWII has taken the field
in the bottom of the first inning...

Here's how they look, defensively
In the outfield
Williams will play left
Mantle in center
Jackson in right...
Around the diamond
Brett will play the hot corner
Yount and Carew
Make up the doubleplay combination...
Over at first Killebrew
And a battery of Hal Newhouser
and Berra behind the plate
First batter for the All Stars
A. J. Tucker steps in
Tucker has hit 2 home runs this year
Newhouser tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
Into the windup... here's the pitch
Sinking fastball...
Tucker swings...
Raps a hard ground ball
right at Yount...
He snares it easily, throws to first...
Out by a step
So one up and one gone

So that brings up Jeff Nights
the FOFC shortstop
Newhouser likes the sign
Newhouser brings it to the plate
Nights hits a three hopper
towards Robin Yount
Yount scoops it and fires
it to first for the out
Two down

Now here's Gazelle
Gazelle has a .313 average
against lefties
Gazelle tells the umpire he's ready
Here's the 2 strike offering
Gazelle tries to hold up
Berra points down at the first base umpire
The ump says he went around
STRIKE THREE!
Hal Newhouser holds the All Stars
scoreless in the first

Williams saunters to the plate...
He stretches out a little
Then kicks the dirt from his spikes...

Now he steps into the batter's box
Against righthanders
Williams is hitting .287
Williams gets ready for Babson's pitch
His bat is cocked
Babson goes into his windup
Here it comes
He rips a grounder to the mound
Taken by Babson
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 1-3
With one down, up next is Harmon Killebrew
To be followed by Reggie Jackson

The first baseman, Harmon
Killebrew, is up next
Stepping in and then stepping out again
Killebrew looks to third for a sign
Brian is ready
The pitch is on the way
Strike three called
A curve that broke over
Number 3 for Brian Babson today
94 on the year
12th in the league
Two gone for AL Post WWII

Jackson heads to the plate
for AL Post WWII
The infield is at regular depth
Babson is rubbing the ball up
Now the umpire wants to take a look
No problems found...
Now Babson gets the sign from Hays
Babson brings it to the plate
Brian comes in there with a dipsy-do
And it freezes Jackson
He can't get the bat off his shoulder
as he watches it just catch
the outside corner...
STRIKE THREE!
1-2-3, nothing across...

Potpie is making his way to home plate
He's digging out his "spot"
in the batter's box
He's taking several practice swings

Bending from side to side

Finally, he's ready
The outfield shades towards
left for Potpie
Potpie is ready
The lefthander delivers
Long fly to center
Mantle has a long run...
He's there and hauls it in
Potpie is retired on a fairly deep fly
AL Post WWII gets the first
out of the inning

Here's Persimmon Pflaggstettler
Stepping out, Pflaggstettler
looks into the dugout
Steps back in
He should get a good one to hit
The count at 3 and 1
Persimmon brings the bat back...
The lefthander Newhouser
comes home with it
Pflaggstettler lines one over
short for a single
He rounds the bag hard and
starts for second
Oh, look at that throw by Ted Williams
Pflaggstettler scrambles back
to first and holds

While Dan Fouts heads for
the on deck circle
Harry Hays makes his way to the plate
Hays is trying to get comfortable
in the box
Digging that back foot in
Hays is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Newhouser
He's waiting for the pitch
The lefty Newhouser delivers
Fastball, a dandy...
Steee Rike THREE swinging!
Harry looked like Casey on that pitch
Went for the HIGH CHEESE!
With two gone, We're scoreless
in the bottom of the 2nd

Hal Newhouser watches Pflaggstettler
As he moves away from the bag
Pflaggstettler holding close to the bag
Newhouser watching him closely

Fouts is up next
Two out with Pflaggstettler at first
Newhouser wastes no time
He has the sign from Berra
Newhouser brings it to the plate
Fouts hits a high pop into
short left field
Brett and Yount sprint
towards the outfield
Here comes Williams
Yount puts his glove out...
Makes a lucky catch in front of Williams!!
That wraps up the inning for FOFC
By the way, FOFC is 7 and 3
in their last ten games

Bottom of the order for AL
Post WWII coming to bat
The shortstop, Robin Yount will lead off
Yount can't seem to get
settled at the plate
Hays flashes the sign...
Babson waves it off...
Now he's happy
Now the delivery, here is is...
Fastball, swung on and missed
Take a seat Mr. Yount!
One gone for AL Post WWII

Settling in at the plate is Berra
And Brian studies the sign from Hays...
Now he's got it
The pitch is on the way
Berra lines one just to
the right of Potpie
It's past him into right field!
Pflaggstettler hustles over
and fires it back into second
So Berra is on with a line single to right

Hal Newhouser squares to bunt
And lays it down right to Brian Babson
Babson looks at second
But passes up a possible force play
He fires to first to retire Newhouser
But Berra moves up
That's the second out of the inning

Carew is up now for AL Post WWII
Babson squeezes the resin bag...
Peers in
Babson fires
Fastball, belt high, away...
Carew goes after it...
There's a fly ball to Pflaggstettler
Pflaggstettler is gliding under it...
He flags it down on the run
That's it for AL Post WWII
Here at FOFC Stadium, After
2 and a half innings,
FOFC has no runs, one hit and no errors
While AL Post WWII has no runs,
one hit and no errors
AL Post WWII has left 1 on base
FOFC has stranded 1

Treacy saunters to the plate
He does some stretching...
Knocks the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
Newhouser adjusts his cap...
Now he's set
Here's his delivery
Treacy starts... but lays
off the pitch upstairs
Ball four, Newhouser walks him

Babson looks to lay one down
Babson lays down a great bunt!
There is no chance to get the lead runner
Babson might beat it out...
Fielded by G.Brett
the throw to first...
close play...
SAFE, Babson beat it out!
Treacy takes second

Tucker squares
He bunts the ball . . .
A quick glance at the lead runner...
Fielded by G.Brett
the throw to first...
Out
Tucker gets the job done.
One down for FOFC
Jeff Nights is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to
the plate for FOFC

Walking up to the plate now is Nights
Gerald Gazelle waits on deck
Nights is 0 for 1 on the day
He looks around at the
AL Post WWII infield
Killebrew is kicking the dirt at first
Brett is even with the bag at third
Carew and Yount are ready
with hands on knees
at second and short
One ball, one strike on Nights
Here's the southpaw's delivery
That's hit deep to center
Mantle trying to track it down
He's got it
Fine running catch!
That will get Treacy home
Score It: 8
One more chance for FOFC this inning

They are going to put Gazelle on
Here's the 3-0 pitch
Ball four, Gazelle takes his base

And now here's Jeeberoni Potpie
Persimmon Pflaggstettler on deck...
Two outs here in the bottom of the 3rd
Potpie goes through his routine
of settling in
Potpie waiting on the delivery
Hal checks the runners...
Goes into the stretch

The pitch
And it gets away from Newhouser!
Potpie is down
He's been hit... he'll take his base
That loads 'em up for Persimmon
Pflaggstettler

Pflaggstettler, the right fielder,
moves into the batter's box

FOFC on top 1 to 0
Newhouser shakes off the sign...
Now he shakes off another one...
Hal has a fine arsenal of pitches
but mostly uses a power fastball!
Now Hal delivers
Pflaggstettler drives the ball
to center for extra bases
Gazelle and Babson will score
Dick Howser won't risk sending
the runner home...
Double for Pflaggstettler

Harry Hays makes his way to home plate
Hays is 0 for 1 today
Harry struck out last time up
Hays waits on Newhouser
Newhouser brings it home
Hays rips a scorcher towards
the third base side
Brett dives to his right
Takes it on one hop
He's up...
Fires to first
Killebrew scoops it out of the dirt
OUT!
Nice play
That retires the side
FOFC with a 3 run lead
It's FOFC 3
and AL Post WWII still looking
to score their first run

Here's the third baseman Brett
To lead off the inning
He'll be followed by Mickey Mantle
And then Ted Williams
So far this season
Brett is hitting .271
when facing righthanded pitching
After getting set, Brett
waits on the pitch
Here comes the cripple pitch
The batter checks his swing
Here's the appeal
Brett held up, and draws a walk
Babson isn't happy at all with that call

So with 1 on and no outs
AL Post WWII sends their center fielder,
Mickey Mantle, up to face Babson
Hard-hitting Ted Williams is walking
towards the on-deck circle
Mantle looks down at Don
Zimmer for the sign
Mantle is set for the 3-1 pitch
Babson's righthanded delivery...
It's a scorching liner to
the second baseman
OUT!
Treacy didn't have to move!
Brett stays put
And there's one away

The "Splendid Splinter"
is now coming to bat
Williams is 0 for 1 today
Babson is asking for a new ball...
The ump throws him a new one...
Babson looks in...
Now he's ready
He's into the stretch
Looks over at first
Quick throw!...
Brett dives back in!...
SAFE!
Potpie tosses it back to Babson
Now here's the pitch
Williams drives one into center
Gerald Gazelle sprints over
to make the play
That's the second out of the inning
Time to check the scoreboard

Old Timers and Japanese
League are tied at 1
Negro League II is edging Caribbean 4 to 3
Minoso has hit his 2nd homerun
for Caribbean
Dead Ball Era is on top
of AL Pre WWII 5 to 3
Plank and Mays currently dueling
Left Outs is pounding NL Pre WWII 9 to 2
NL Post WWII leads Turn of Century 3 to 2
Banks has hit his 23rd homerun
for NL Post WWII
Late 20th is on top of Negro
League I 2 to 0
And here in FOFC FOFC leads 3 to 0

Walking up now to the plate is Killebrew
Killebrew has 8 doubles this year
Killebrew waits for the delivery
Babson checks Brett on first
Now the 1-0 pitch
Base hit to left for Killebrew
Don Zimmer puts up the stop sign...
Brett will stay at second

Jackson saunters to the plate...
He stretches out a little...
Taps the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
Jackson has walloped 17 homers this year
13th in the league
He'd like one here
You should have seen his show
in batting practice
Babson is saying a few words to Treacy...
So far in 1900,
Brian has a 6 and 7 record
with 3 complete games
OK, now he looks in for the sign
Brian checks the runners
Steps off the rubber...

Again he's into the stretch...
The pitch
He rips a grounder to second
Treacy comes up with it
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 4-3
That ends the inning
AL Post WWII threatens but does not score
here in the top of the 4th

Back in FOFC at FOFC Stadium
Fouts, Sean Treacy and Brian
Babson will be coming up
to face Hal Newhouser
Newhouser is slow to get ready

He has a 4.94 ERA this year
Now he's ready
Newhouser goes into his windup
And here's the 3-1 offering
Fouts swings and lines it
on the nose to right
Jackson picks it up on one bounce
Flips it in to second
Fouts rounds first and holds
with a sharply hit single
He hit a curve ball
that he was just "sitting" on

Sean Treacy, the second baseman,
strides to the plate
Sean stares down at Dick
Howser for the sign
Fouts leads away from first
Treacy, a righthand hitter
Waits patiently for the
pitch from Newhouser
"Prince Hal" fires it homeward...
Treacy will try the hit and run!
Grounded towards the sack
Killebrew will take it himself
The hit and run moves the runner up.
Score It: 3
One out
The All Stars have a 3 run lead


Brian Babson is up next
FOFC's pitcher finds 1 on with 1 out
One out, man on second
Berra flashes the sign to Newhouser
Yount trying to slip in behind Fouts
Now he slips away
Here's the 2-1 offering
Curveball, in and low
Babson hits it to Killebrew at first
Takes it cleanly...
Races to the bag...
It's going to be close...
And...
Out is the call
That could have gone either way
Fouts is now perched over at third
That's the second out of the inning

Next up for FOFC is A. J. Tucker
Tucker is taking his practice swings
A. J. is 0 for 1 this afternoon
He's ready
Carew comes in a couple steps
Yells something to Newhouser
The delivery
He goes after the low and
outside slider...
Looped just beyond the infield dirt...
Williams is coming hard...
Stretches for it...
And can't get it...it drops in...
He blocks it with his chest...
After a huge turn, Tucker
hustles back to first
The run scores on the single

Tucker watches Newhouser move...
He's moving away from the bag
Tucker does not get a good lead

Jeff Nights steps up to the plate
Tucker, with excellent speed, is at first
Tucker will be running if it's hit
Newhouser studies his sign
The southpaw delivers
Nights hits a slider to the
third base side of short
Yount going hard to his right...
Backhands the groundball...
He stops, plants, and throws to second...
And gets the forceout on
the sliding Tucker
Putting an end to FOFC's inning
That's all for the All Stars...
After 4 innings here at
FOFC Stadium in FOFC,
FOFC on top 4 to 0

Robin Yount will start things off
Yount is at .298 on the season
Babson gets the sign
He delivers
Line shot
It hits Babson!
It rolls between the mound and short
Nights barehands it
And just nips Yount at first!
Let's see about Babson
It looks like he's okay.
Score It: 6-3

Born and raised on the
"Hill" in St. Louis,
Yogi is approaching the plate
Berra has a .267 average against
righthanders this season
Berra readies himself for the pitch
The righthander delivers
Off speed pitch on the way...
And Berra watches it go by
for the third strike
That's two away

Next up is Hal Newhouser, the
AL Post WWII pitcher...
If he gets on, Rod Carew would bat next
Newhouser grips the bat handle
Newhouser is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Rodney
He's waiting for the pitch
Rodney will try to get Newhouser
to go fishing
as the 0-2 pitch heads towards the plate
It's a high fly into center
Gazelle ranges to his right
Reaches up, and takes it for the easy out
That ends the inning
After 4 and a half innings,
FOFC leads by 4

Gerald Gazelle to lead it off for FOFC
Looking for his first hit today
Gazelle is 0 for 1
Newhouser adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Berra
The pitch to Gazelle...
Swung on and missed by Gazelle,
he's down on strikes
That is 2 on the day for Gazelle

Newhouser glares in at Potpie
as he steps in
Now he's ready to go
Potpie is batting .283 with
19 HR's this year
Berra flashes the sign...
Newhouser shakes it off,
he wants another...

Now he's happy
Hal rocks and fires
Low fastball, at the knees
Potpie goes after it...
Lines a single to left...
Jeeberoni rounds first...
TRIPS ON THE BAG!!
The throw is into second
The relay to first...
Not in time... Potpie manages
to crawl to the bag
He's really hurting
Here comes Tay Pemup...

They are calling for Ben
Dover, the team doc
This could be real serious

Let's take a short commercial break
while they work on him...

Welcome back folks...
Potpie is on his feet...
Benton Breeze wants him to come out
Jeeberoni wants to stay in
And...
It looks like he'll stay in

Pflaggstettler, FOFC's right fielder,
is coming to the plate
He is finished with his pre-bat warmup
Harry Hays waits on deck
Pflaggstettler is hitting
.298 with 10 homeruns
Persimmon also has 12 doubles
and 5 triples
And has driven in a total of 45 runs
Pflaggstettler waits for the pitch
The southpaw's 0-1 delivery
It's a rainbow shot toward center
Mantle reaches up
Makes the catch!
Didn't have to move an inch
One more chance for FOFC in
the bottom of the 5th

Hays up
The All Stars have Potpie on first
Hays looks for a sign from third
Dick Howser delivers it to Harry
Harry is 0 for 2 today
grounded out his last at bat
Harry steadies his bat
And waits patiently for Newhouser's pitch
And here is the 1-2 delivery
Big slow curve...
And it's in there, strike three
The side is retired
No runs, one hit, no errors
and one man left on base
Time for a break, just in
time, by the way as
I've just been handed a ballpark hotdog
As Humphrey Bogart once said
A hotdog at the ballpark is better than
steak at the Ritz

Rod Carew to lead things
off for AL Post WWII
FOFC with a 4 run lead
The visitors will try to quiet the crowd
A few base runners would do the trick
James looks for the sign he wants...
Shakes off the first one
But he likes the next
The pitch on the way, here it is...
Did he check his swing?
YES!
He walks
Nice way to start an inning!

Brett now at the plate
Mickey Mantle waits on deck
Brett looks to Don Zimmer for the sign
Rodney ready quickly, looks
in for the sign
Rodney checks Carew on first...
The 0-2 delivery
There's a check swing by Brett
It's a high pop in foul territory
It looks playable
Jeeberoni Potpie makes the
catch against the stands
That's one away

That brings up Mickey Mantle,
the center fielder
Mantle, a switch-hitter, facing
the right-handed Rodney
Rodney has the sign from Hays
Rodney's into the stretch...

Looks over at first
Quick throw!
Carew dives back in!...

SAFE!...

Potpie tosses it back to Rodney
Now here's the pitch
Pounded on the ground to the mound
Taken by Rodney
Throws to second
He's out
On to first
Not in time!
Score It: 1-4
The runner on first, Carew, is out
And there's two away

AL Post WWII left fielder,
Ted Williams, is up next
The right-hander Rodney is set
to deliver to Williams
Here's the 1-2 offering
Hard ground ball to second
Blade grabs it
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 4-3
That's all for AL Post WWII
After 5 and a half innings
in FOFC this afternoon,
FOFC leads 4 to 0

Leading off for the All Stars
is the third baseman Fouts
He'll be followed by Barrett Blade
And then James Rodney
Newhouser steps on the rubber...
Looks in for the sign
The 2 strike delivery by the lefthander
Sinking line drive
Caught by George Brett
One down for FOFC
Barrett Blade is still in
the on-deck circle
and James Rodney is looking
for a bat in the dugout

And the batter is Barrett Blade
James Rodney is on-deck
Newhouser is ready quickly
Newhouser's into his windup... the pitch
Blade pulls one to the left side
It's going to scoot on through the infield
Williams will retrieve it
without difficulty
He tosses it back in to second
as Blade retreats to first
after a wide turn

Blade takes a walking lead
Newhouser's move keeps Blade guessing
He doesn't have a very good lead

Rodney squares to bunt
It's dribbled down the third base line
Brett bare hands it...
Sidearm toss to first
Just in time!
Nice play
Credit James Rodney with a sacrifice
Two away now for FOFC
They're ahead by 4
The All Stars have 7 hits on the afternoon

A. J. Tucker is due up
Mel Stottlemyer, the AL Post WWII pitching
coach, is running out...
He wants to speak to Hal Newhouser
Probably just wants to calm him down a bit
Tucker is at .304 on the season
All set, Tucker is ready for the pitch
The southpaw Newhouser's delivery
Tucker smacks a fly to left
Williams is waiting on it
Pounds his mitt
Ted takes it in
That's it in the bottom of the 6th
No runs, one hit, no errors
and one man left on base
After 6 innings in FOFC,
FOFC on top 4 to 0

The AL Post WWII first baseman, Killebrew,
will lead off
He'll be followed by Reggie Jackson
And then Robin Yount
Harmon comes to the plate batting .225
with 13 home runs

He is 1 for 2 so far today
Right-hander Rodney eyes
the righty Killebrew
Rodney brings it to the plate
It's a wicked breaking ball
Out of the strike zone
Killebrew checks his swing
Hays appeals to the first base umpire
Take a seat, Harmon
Rodney gets the first out in the inning

Reggie Jackson will make
his way to home plate
He's the right fielder for AL Post WWII
Jackson wiggles the bat above his head
Waiting for the pitch is Jackson
Here's the 3-2 pitch
Swung on and chopped down
the third base line
Fouts stabs at it
He's got it!
Over to first...
GOT HIM!
What a nice play by Dan Fouts
That's two down for Rodney
AL Post WWII will need to
do better than that
They are running out of time

Up now for AL Post WWII is Yount
Two away, nobody on
Yount has hit 2 home runs this year
Right-hander Rodney prepares for the pitch
to the right-handed swinging Yount
The righthander Rodney delivers
In the dirt
That's ball four

Yogi Berra will get a crack at Rodney next
Hal Newhouser would be up next...
But only if Berra can reach safely
Berra adjusts his glove...
Steps into the box...
Yogi is 1 for 2 this afternoon
The umpire says let's go
Rodney rocks and fires
Smashed to first
Potpie flips to Rodney covering
Score It: 3-1
That wraps up the inning for AL Post WWII
So After 6 and a half innings
FOFC has 4 runs, 7 hits and no errors
While AL Post WWII has no runs,
2 hits and no errors
AL Post WWII has left 5 stranded
FOFC has failed to bring home 6

It's time for the 7th inning stretch!

Nights up now to lead off
Newhouser likes the sign
Newhouser rocks and fires
Swing and a miss
Struck him out
Number 63 on the season for Newhouser
That's one away

Coming up for FOFC is Gerald Gazelle
Nobody on base, one out
Gazelle wiggles the bat above his head
Newhouser looks down at
Berra for the sign...
Shakes him off once... twice
Now he has the pitch he wants
The 2-2 delivery by the lefthander
Gazelle hits a fly ball to center
Mickey Mantle camps under it
He's got it
Two away now for FOFC
They're ahead by 4
The All Stars have 7 hits on the afternoon

Potpie is ready to face Newhouser
Potpie has hit 19 home runs this year
Hal is set to go... a quick
look toward Berra again
Now he steps back to get
a squeeze of the resin bag
FOFC's clean-up hitter is waiting
Newhouser has allowed 3 taters
to righties this year
And 4 when facing lefties
Newhouser winds and delivers
Potpie pulls it hard over third...
And it's snared by Brett!
George half fell and half dove
To grab that ball before it hit the ground
Three away here in the bottom of the 7th
After 7 innings FOFC leads 4 to 0
The official attendance has
just been announced
47565 fans here at FOFC Stadium
this afternoon

We are going to have a pinch hitter
Carl Yastrzemski will bat
for Hal Newhouser
It will be the lefthand
hitting, Yastrzemski
against the righty Rodney
Yastrzemski is hitting righties
for a .300 average

Carl Yastrzemski will step into
the box to start the inning
AL Post WWII would like to get
some runners on board
Against righthanders
Yastrzemski is hitting .300
Rodney steps on the rubber
The righthander delivers
Ball four is the call
Rodney can't believe the call
And barks at the home plate umpire
The ump points out at Rodney
Yastrzemski takes first base

Next up is Rod Carew, the AL
Post WWII second baseman
On-deck is George Brett...
He'll be followed by Mickey Mantle
Knowles is on the third-base
side of the rubber...
The southpaw delivers
Base hit to right for Carew
Don Zimmer puts up the stop sign...
Yastrzemski will stay at second

So with 2 on and no outs
AL Post WWII sends their third baseman,
George Brett, up to face Knowles
Hard-hitting Mickey Mantle is walking
towards the on-deck circle
Brett is 0 for 2 today, with 1 walk
George fouled out in his last at bat
Brett awaits the delivery
Bo checks the runners...
Steps off the mound...

Again he's into the stretch...

The pitch
Grounded towards the bag
Taken by Potpie
Throws to second
He's out
To first
Double Play!
Score It: 3-6-3
FOFC ahead 4 to 0 with
two away this inning

The "Commerce Comet" is
striding to the plate
Mantle is batting .264 with
23 round trippers in 1900
Knowles looks down at Hays for the sign

Now he's ready...
The southpaw's 0-2 delivery
Mantle swings and misses
Strike three
Mantle didn't have a good
cut at that pitch
That retires the side...
Mantle fails to come through in the clutch
For AL Post WWII, No runs, one hit, no
errors and one man left on base
Hoyt Wilhelm will be coming on
to pitch for AL Post WWII
Hoyt has appeared in 41 games this season
He has a record of 4-2
with 3 saves
His ERA stands at 6.52

The right fielder Pflaggstettler
will lead off for the All Stars
He'll be followed by Harry Hays
And then Dan Fouts
Berra flashes the sign to Wilhelm
Hoyt is ready to zip it homeward
Here it comes
Hanging curveball...
Pflaggstettler times it, swings...
There's a high drive...
Crunched deep towards right center...
Jackson doesn't have a chance
Home Run for Pflaggstettler
That was way over the fence

The catcher, Harry Hays
will be up next for FOFC
Harry is batting .329 with
6 home runs on the season
He is 0 for 3 today
Hays is ready
Wilhelm brings it to the plate
Hays pounds a grounder toward
Yount at short
Robin moves in front of it...
Whoops... a bad bounce
But Yount stayed with it
Over to first and Hays is retired
Nice play by the AL Post WWII short stop
One away in the bottom of the 8th for FOFC

And it brings up Dan Fouts
On deck is Barrett Blade
Bo Knowles in the hole
Fouts is 1 for 3 today
Dan lined out last time up
Fouts looks very intent...
He stares down at Wilhelm...
Cocks his bat
It's coming down the pike
Lined hard to second
Carew snares it for the out!
Score It: 4
Two away

Barrett Blade will get a
crack at Wilhelm next
Bo Knowles would be up next...
But only if Blade can reach safely
Blade swinging from the right side
facing the righty Wilhelm
Time is called...
Don't know what for...

Now we appear ready
Wilhelm brings it to the plate
Off-speed pitch...
Blade swings at it...
its a high fly to deep center
Mantle bolting after it...
This one might carry all the way
Mantle jumps for it...
It bounds off the fence
Blade cruises into second
as the throw comes in
It's a two-bagger for Barrett Blade

That'll bring up David Gonzalez
A. J. Tucker will follow if
Gonzalez gets aboard
Berra is rubbing his thumb
He hurt it two or three days ago
And it still bothers him...
Some of Wilhelm's pitches really
cause him to wince
But he wants to play through it
Gonzalez steps into the box
A base hit should score Blade
The right-hander Wilhelm is set
to deliver to Gonzalez
The righthander Wilhelm delivers
Smashed to second
Carew comes up with it
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 4-3
So AL Post WWII will get one last
chance to overtake FOFC
Right now the All Stars are up
by a count of 5 to 0
You can't argue with the
logic of Benton Breeze
He said in our pre-game show that
if FOFC shut them out there was
no way they could lose
Sounds reasonable...

The AL Post WWII left fielder, Williams,
will lead off
He'll be followed by Harmon Killebrew
And then Reggie Jackson
Williams scuffs up the
lines around the box
Knowles has the sign he wants
Here's his delivery
Swung on and hit sharply to second
Blade plays it on one hop
Over to Potpie...
Out of there!
AL Post WWII with one away
Knowles steps off the mound as
he waits for Harmon Killebrew to
come to the plate

Harmon Killebrew is up next
for AL Post WWII
One out, top of the 9th
FOFC on top 5 to 0
Reggie Jackson is on deck
Killebrew a righty in the batter's box
facing the righthanded Knowles
Knowles is walking around the mound
While we wait, let me mention
He is 1st in saves this year
He has 12...

Now Sammy is ready...
Knowles' righthanded delivery...
Curve in the dirt... and
Killebrew holds up
Looked like he went around from here
But the plate umpire says no
Hays asks the first base ump's opinion
He says Killebrew went around
Strike three, swinging
That's two away

Reggie Jackson will step in
to face Knowles next
If he gets on, Robin Yount will follow
Jackson can't seem to get
settled at the plate
Jackson cocks his bat
Knowles is into his windup
Here's the pitch
Jackson hits a screamer at Barrett Blade
Blade picks it up and fires to first
The throw pulls Potpie off the bag
Potpie swipes with the glove

Jackson is out!
Nice play by Potpie
And that will do it for AL Post WWII
FOFC wins 5 to 0
Newhouser takes the loss
The hitting star for FOFC
was Persimmon Pflaggstettler
He was 3 for 4 with a homerun
He also knocked in 3 runs
And that wraps things up
So long from FOFC.
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Event Codes: A BOXSCORE: 2001 AL Post WWII Post-Americans At 1000 FOFC All Stars 6/17/1900 Post-Americans AB R H RBI AVG All Stars AB R H RBI AVG R.Carew 2B 3 0 1 0 .379 A.Tucker LF 3 0 1 1 .303 G.Brett 3B 3 0 0 0 .241 J.Nights SS 3 0 0 1 .282 M.Mantle CF 4 0 0 0 .263 G.Gazelle CF 3 1 0 0 .273 T.Williams LF 4 0 0 0 .280 J.Potpie 1B 3 0 1 0 .285 H.Killebrew 1B 4 0 1 0 .223 P.Pflaggstettler RF 4 1 3 3 .300 R.Jackson RF 4 0 0 0 .271 H.Hays C 4 0 0 0 .327 R.Yount SS 2 0 0 0 .298 D.Fouts 3B 4 1 1 0 .235 Y.Berra C 3 0 1 0 .276 S.Treacy 2B 1 1 0 0 .270 H.Newhouser P 1 0 0 0 .000 A-B.Blade 2B 2 0 2 0 .225 B-C.Yastrzemski PH 0 0 0 0 .319 B.Babson P 2 1 1 0 .121 H.Wilhelm P 0 0 0 0 .000 J.Rodney P 0 0 0 0 ---- B.Knowles P 0 0 0 0 ---- C-D.Gonzalez PH 1 0 0 0 .307 S.Knowles P 0 0 0 0 ---- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- --- Totals 28 0 3 0 Totals 30 5 9 5 A-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Treacy In 5th Inning B-Pinch Hit For Newhouser In 8th Inning C-Pinch Hit For Knowles In 8th Inning INJURY: Brian Babson INJURED (for 15 more games) in 5th inning Post-Americans.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 All Stars....... 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 - 5 9 0 Post-Americans IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET H.Newhouser LOSS(2-3) 7 7 4 4 2 5 0 109 4.83 A1 D4 H.Wilhelm 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 19 6.55 D5 Totals 8 9 5 5 2 5 1 All Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET B.Babson 4 1/3 2 0 0 1 5 0 56 3.27 A1 B7 J.Rodney WIN(5-2) 2 2/3 0 0 0 3 2 0 53 3.62 B8 C9 B.Knowles 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 14 5.34 D1 D3 S.Knowles 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 1.74 D4 Totals 9 3 0 0 4 9 0 ATTENDANCE- 47,565 DATE- Sunday, June 17th 1900 TIME- Day T- 2:04 LEFT ON BASE- Post-Americans: 6 All Stars: 7 DOUBLE PLAYS- Post-Americans: 0 All Stars: 1 DOUBLES- P.Pflaggstettler(12th), B.Blade(6th) HOME RUNS- P.Pflaggstettler(11th) SACRIFICE HITS- H.Newhouser, A.Tucker, J.Rodney SACRIFICE FLIES- J.Nights WALKS- R.Carew, G.Brett, R.Yount, C.Yastrzemski, G.Gazelle, S.Treacy HIT BY PITCH- J.Potpie STRIKE OUTS- R.Carew, G.Brett, M.Mantle, H.Killebrew-3, R.Jackson, R.Yount, Y.Berra, J.Nights, G.Gazelle-2, H.Hays-2 GIDP- G.Brett
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:15 PM   #484
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Great just what my Acid Reflux needs...we lose another pitcher for 15 games. Babson, who was pitching a gem is out and doctors have told me it will be at least 15 games. We really can't afford to lose him. Hopefully, Jimmy Williams will be able to keep pitching the way he as been, and Hunter will pick his game up a bit, because we'll be relying on those 2 much more heavily now.

Thank goodness we are getting Fozz back soon, otherwise our pen would be toast in the matter of 1 series.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:07 PM   #485
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GAME 73 - June 18 - Radio Broadcast

Are you ready for some baseball?...

All right then, let's get
the show on the road
Al Mighty with his 5 and 4 record
Will be facing Eddie Collins

Here we go, well almost...
Here comes Bullock out to the mound...
Looks like they are checking their signs

Now we are ready to start
The lefthander Mighty comes home with it
Sinker, down at the knees...
Swung on...
Collins hits a Baltimore chop...
Past the infield into right for a single!
That was a difficult ball to handle

Chance squares as Mighty
delivers the pitch
Deacon Palmer charges and
picks up the bunt
He fires to first in time
Credit a sacrifice to Chance
And there's one away

So with 1 on and 1 out
Dead Ball Era sends their center fielder,
Tris Speaker, up to face Mighty
Hard-hitting Ty Cobb is walking
towards the on-deck circle
Speaker is hitting .308 with 10 homeruns
Tris also has 19 doubles and 5 triples
And has driven in a total of 52 runs
Speaker looks very intent...
He stares down at Mighty...
Cocks his bat
Mighty brings it to the plate
Speaker goes after the fastball...
It's a base hit by Nights...
Collins only moves down to third
and that's where he'll hold
as the ball was hit very sharply
making it impossible for him to score

While Joe Jackson heads for
the on deck circle
Ty Cobb makes his way to the plate
Cobb is a tough man up there at the plate
He's hard to get past in the lineup
Ty certainly knows how to get on base
He'll make Mighty earn his salary
Cobb waiting on the delivery
Mighty brings it to the plate
Base hit to center for Cobb
Collins scores
Third base coach Jim Thorpe
thinks he can make it...
Here comes Speaker...
The throw is cut off...
That holds Cobb at first

Joe Jackson is up next for Dead Ball Era
One out, top of the 1st
Dead Ball Era ahead 1 to 0
Joe Tinker is on deck
A single would bring another run across
Dead Ball Era has 1 already this inning
Mighty has the sign from Bullock
Here's his delivery
Jackson smacks a hard shot...
CAUGHT!
That ball was lined straight to third
Palmer just got his glove up in time
It saved his skin and a run!
That's out number two
All Stars' pitching coach, Sal Maglie,
is out to talk with Mighty

Joe Tinker, the third baseman,
strides to the plate
Against lefthanders
Tinker is hitting .300 this season
Joe steadies his bat
And waits patiently for Mighty's pitch
Mighty checks the runners
at first and third
Speaker bluffs a move toward home
Mighty doesn't flinch
Here's the 3-1 offering
Bounding ball to second
Taken by Treacy
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 4-3
After one-half inning
It's Dead Ball Era 1, All Stars coming up

Dead Ball Era has taken the field
in the bottom of the first inning...

Here's how they look, defensively
In the outfield
Jackson will play left
Speaker in center
Cobb in right...
Around the diamond
Tinker will play the hot corner
Wallace and Collins
Make up the doubleplay combination...
Over at first Chance
And a battery of Walter Johnson
and Schalk behind the plate
First batter for the All Stars
A. J. Tucker steps in
Walter is ready
It's coming down the pike
Walter comes in there with a dipsy-do
And it freezes Tucker
He can't get the bat off his shoulder
as he watches it just catch
the outside corner...
STRIKE THREE!
That's one away

That'll bring up shortstop
Jeff Nights...
Dead Ball Era drew first blood
in their half of the first
Time is called...
Nights has asked the ump
to clean the plate
We'll be ready in a second...
OK, now we are ready again
Nights, batting righthanded
is in his crouch
Ready to face the righthanded Johnson
Johnson brings it to the plate
Breaking ball...
It darts down and out
as Nights swings way over it
He was fooled completely
Schalk loses it momentarily,
but now finds the handle and tags
Jeff as he was heading for the dugout
Two up, two down for the All Stars

With two out
Batting for FOFC now is Pflaggstettler
Against righthanders
Pflaggstettler is hitting .309
Pflaggstettler is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Johnson
He's waiting for the pitch
Here's the righthander's delivery
Outside fastball... lashed
at by Pflaggstettler...
Pop fly...Shallow left...
Dropping quickly...
Jackson pulls up, doesn't
want it to get by him
Base hit for Pflaggstettler...
As Jackson fields it on one bounce

Jeeberoni Potpie steps into the box
Potpie taps home plate
Looks into the dugout
Now he's ready
He's ready
He's into the stretch
Looks over at first
Quick throw!...
Pflaggstettler dives back in!...
SAFE!
Chance tosses it back to Johnson
Now here's the pitch
It's in for a strike, and it
gets away from Schalk
There goes Pflaggstettler from first
He's safe at second
Score it a passed ball on Schalk

Jeeberoni Potpie steps into the box
Potpie can't seem to get
settled at the plate
After getting set, Potpie
waits on the pitch
Johnson kicks and fires
Struck him out on a terrible pitch
That bounced in front of the plate!
and Potpie couldn't hold up his swing!
Almost broke his back trying though...
That's it for FOFC
Here at FOFC Stadium, After 1 inning,
Dead Ball Era has one run,
3 hits and no errors
While FOFC has no runs,
one hit and no errors
FOFC has left 1 on base
Dead Ball Era has stranded 2

Bobby Wallace stops at the on deck circle
Takes a couple more practice swings
Now heads for the plate
Wallace is batting .249 with
2 round trippers in 1900
Bobby waits...
He steps out as Mighty takes too long
Now he's back in the box
And the cripple pitch...
The batter checks his swing
Here's the appeal
Wallace held up, and draws a walk
Mighty isn't happy at all with that call

Here's "Cracker" Schalk coming up to bat
The 5'9" Schalk has speed, a little power
and is a durable backstop
Schalk is at .239 on the season
Mighty steps on the rubber...
Looks in for the sign
He's into the stretch
Takes a look over to first
Quick throw!
Wallace dives back in!...

SAFE!
Potpie tosses it back to Mighty
Now here's the pitch
Hit and run...
Mighty's fastball is ripped toward short
Nights can't get to it!
It is into the outfield...
Wallace was off and running
with the crack of the bat
He is on his way to third...
They'll have a chance to get him...
Here's the throw...
SAFE!
A nice shot by Schalk
and a nice piece of baserunning as well
So there are runners on the corners
for Walter Johnson
Schalk makes John McGraw
look like a genius!

Johnson finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
Johnson digs in from the right side
of the plate against the southpaw Mighty
Mighty has the sign from Bullock
Now Al delivers
In there, called strike three
Johnson didn't like it
One down...
Mighty has to continue to bear down

Here's Eddie Collins
FOFC looking for two
Mighty is happy with the sign
The southpaw Mighty delivers
the 2 strike pitch
Collins swings very late
He pops it foul
Bullock gives chase
Here comes Palmer
They are both at the rail...
Just next to the screen
Neither can make the play
. . . Collins back in the box
And here comes the next pitch
Eddie Collins hits a medium deep fly ball
A. J. Tucker lines up his
throw to the plate
He makes the catch, and here's the throw
SAFE!
As the ball trickles away from the catcher
With two gone, Dead Ball Era leads
2 to 0 in the top of the 2nd

Chance now at the plate
Tris Speaker waits on deck
Before getting ready
Chance checks out the defensive alignment
Chance waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Mighty checks Schalk on first
Now the 3-2 pitch
Fastball jams him inside...
Chance turns on it...
Pulled down the line...
Ton gives chase...
He plays it nicely off the fence...
Chance is rounding second...
He'll try for three
Chance's slide...
In there with a triple!
Schalk scores from first

Speaker is up near the batter's box
He is going through his obligatory ritual
Finally, he steps in
Speaker grips the bat handle
Speaker waits for the pitch
Now ready, here it is...
There's a ground ball
between first and second
Treacy snags it in short right field
He throws it to the pitcher covering
Not in time

Speaker watches Mighty as he
inches away from the base
Mighty's move keeps Speaker guessing
He's not getting a very good lead

Next up is Ty Cobb, the Dead
Ball Era right fielder
Cobb is 1 for 1 today
Ty singled last time up
Cobb readies himself for the pitch
Speaker takes a walking lead
Mighty brings it home
Grounded down the line
Potpie trots to the bag
Score It: 3
That wraps up the inning for Dead Ball Era
By the way, Dead Ball Era is 4 and
6 in their last ten games

The All Stars will send
Palmer, K. A. Ton, and Billy Bullock up
to the plate this inning
Palmer has 7 doubles this year
Palmer readies himself for the pitch
The righthander delivers
Another hook for strike three!
Palmer just stood there looking
One down for FOFC
K. A. Ton is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to
the plate for FOFC

K. A. Ton steps in now for the All Stars
The Ghosts lead in this one, 4-zip
Ton steps out of the box...
Looks towards Dick Howser for a sign
Johnson squeezes the resin bag...
Peers in
Here's the pitch
Swung on and popped up back of first
Collins is running after it...
Chance is backpedaling...
Watch out!...
They almost collided!
And the ball drops free just
beyond the dugout
A lack of communication cost
Dead Ball Era there
. . . Ton back in the box
And here comes the next pitch
Slow ground ball
Collins is charging it
He fires it to first
He's OUT
Two down
Schalk asks for a new ball
He calls time and trots out to the mound
A conference going on between
Schalk and Johnson

All Stars' catcher Bullock
is up next
Billy Bullock is hitting .272 this year
against righthanded pitchers
Right-hander Johnson prepares
for the pitch
to the right-handed swinging Bullock
Johnson brings it to the plate
Bullock cuts on a curve that
misses in the dirt
That ball is trapped nicely by Schalk
Bullock was badly fooled by Johnson's
big breaking curve
STRIKE THREE!
Billy was a little overanxious
That's all for the All Stars
After 2 innings in FOFC this evening,
Dead Ball Era ahead 4 to 0

Joe Jackson up first for Dead Ball Era
He is a threat to steal if he gets on
Jackson looks into the dugout
Now he steps back in...
0 for 1 on the day for Joe
Bullock flashes the sign...
Mighty shakes it off, he wants another...

Now he's happy
Mighty kicks and delivers
Hard line drive up the middle
Oh! It caroms off the mound!
Treacy grabs it
He throws
Just in time!
Give an assist to the mound on that one!
Score It: 4-3
One up, one down for Dead Ball Era

One away, nobody on base
Tinker stands ready at the plate
Mighty toes the rubber again
He gets his sign from Bullock
The southpaw Mighty's delivery
It's a dying quail headed
towards the outfield
OHHHHH, snagged by a retreating
Nights for the out
Outstanding range shown on that play!
Two gone for Dead Ball Era

"Rhody" is up next
We'll see how they pitch to Wallace
All set, Wallace is ready for the pitch
Treacy comes in a couple steps
Yells something to Mighty
The delivery
Sinking fastball...
Wallace swings...
Raps a hard ground ball
right at Nights...
He snares it easily, throws to first...
Out by a step
That's out number three
A perfect inning for Mighty here
in the top of the 3rd

Sean Treacy, Al Mighty, and
A. J. Tucker are due up
Treacy swinging from the left side
of the plate against the righty Johnson
Walter peers in for the sign...

Shakes off the first one...
Likes the second one
Johnson fires
Swung on and chopped down
the third base line
Tinker stabs at it
He's got it!
Over to first...
GOT HIM!
What a nice play by Joe Tinker
So one up and one gone

Mighty, FOFC's pitcher,
is coming to the plate
He is finished with his pre-bat warmup
A. J. Tucker waits on deck
Johnson is on the first-base
side of the rubber...
Johnson's 2-1 pitch...
There's a line shot over Chance
Deep down the line
Cobb is racing over...
Reaches up
Can't get it
Mighty around first...
The ball is bouncing around in the corner
Now Cobb has it
Mighty is trotting into second
as the throw comes in
He has himself a double
And he gives himself a standing ovation!

Tucker is up now for FOFC
Tucker, a switch-hitter, batting
left-handed against righty Walter Johnson
Johnson tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
And the delivery by Johnson
Stroked to third
Clean single for Tucker
FOFC shaves the lead by a run
Dead Ball Era leads 4 to 1

Tucker at first, one out
Jeff Nights is ready at the plate
Nights is at .281 on the season
Johnson looks down at Schalk
for the sign...
Shakes him off once... twice
Now he has the pitch he wants
It's a 3-2 count
Here comes the pay-off pitch...
And Nights will sit down...
strike three called
Dead Ball Era gets the second
out of the inning

Two out, Tucker at first
Coming up is Persimmon Pflaggstettler
Pflaggstettler looks down toward the
third base coach, Dick Howser
Pflaggstettler is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Johnson
He's waiting for the pitch
Now to the belt, here it is...
Base hit to right for Pflaggstettler
Tucker is racing towards third...
The throw is cut off...
That holds Pflaggstettler at first

A big bopper coming to the plate...
Batting clean-up, Jeeberoni Potpie
Potpie is 0 for 1 today
Johnson looks down at Schalk for the sign
Now he's ready
A check on the runners... the pitch
Strike Three!
Johnson has now struck out 7
and we are only in third inning!
That's it for FOFC
Dead Ball Era has 4 runs,
6 hits and no errors
While FOFC has one run,
4 hits and no errors
FOFC has now left 3 runners stranded

Dead Ball Era will send Schalk,
Walter Johnson, and Eddie Collins to face
Al Mighty this inning
Schalk is at .243 on the season
Schalk in the hole, 0-2
The pitch to Schalk...
Strike three swinging!
With an 0 and 2 count, Mighty threw
it on the outside corner
Schalk had to go after it
Al did a good job
of pin-pointing that ball
It was too close to let go by...
but not good enough to hit
One out
Due up next is Walter Johnson

Johnson gets set at the plate
Johnson swinging from the right side
of the plate against the lefty Mighty
Johnson awaits the pitch
Mighty goes into his windup
Here it comes
Johnson hits it sharply on the ground...
into the hole at third
Palmer dives...
It's through for a base hit!
He almost got his glove on it...
Johnson reaches on a sizzling
single to left
A nice try by the third baseman,
Deacon Palmer

Dead Ball Era sends the second baseman,
Eddie Collins, up to the plate
Collins is batting .341
with 6 HR's this year
Mighty adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Bullock
The southpaw Mighty's delivery
on the 2-2 pitch
Collins sits on the change up
He lofts a fly ball towards Pflaggstettler
Pflaggstettler gliding under it...
Appears to lose sight of it
Has it again...
And makes the catch in medium right
That's two away

Frank Chance is up next
Dead Ball Era's first baseman
finds 1 on with 2 outs
Chance is 1 for 1 today
Mighty steps on the rubber
The southpaw's 3-1 delivery
He rips a grounder to third
Taken by Palmer
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 5-3
That does it in the top of the 4th
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After 3 and a half innings, Dead
Ball Era on top 4 to 1

Back in FOFC at FOFC Stadium
Palmer, K. A. Ton and Billy
Bullock will be coming up
to face Walter Johnson
Palmer swinging from the right side
facing the righty Johnson
Set now is Palmer
He brings it home
Palmer swings hard...
A squibber off his fists
It's dribbling towards second
Collins charges in on it...
Bare hands it...
Flips it to first...
Just in time to get Palmer
Nice play by Eddie Collins
Another step and Palmer would be safe
While we wait for K. A.
Ton to get a new bat
Let's check the scoreboard

Turn of Century leads Caribbean 2 to 1
Joss battling Tiant Sr.
NL Post WWII bombing AL Post WWII 8 to 0
Bench has hit his 10th homerun
for NL Post WWII
Japanese League is in front
of AL Pre WWII 5 to 2
Old Timers and Left Outs
are all knotted at 3
Welch battling Roberts
NL Pre WWII with the lead over
Negro League I 4 to 1
Late 20th is on top of Negro
League II 2 to 0
OK, let's see if FOFC can get
back in this ballgame
Currently down by 3

Now batting will be K. A. Ton
The left fielder is walking to the plate
Bases empty... one out
Dead Ball Era leads FOFC by 3 runs
Ton is one of the most feared sluggers
Walter Johnson is reaching
for the resin bag...
He pops it up and gives it a squeeze...

Johnson is having a fine
year for Dead Ball Era
His 9 wins is 7th in the league
The righthander Johnson delivers
Ton goes after the low slider...
Lofts a shallow fly towards Jackson
He's racing in for it...
Catches it at his knees
HE KICKS IT LOOSE!!!
He's chasing it down
Ton walks into second on the error
Jackson should've had that one
Score It: E7
Ton to second

Now batting will be Billy Bullock
The catcher is walking to the plate
Ton kicking up the dirt
at second... one out
Dead Ball Era leads FOFC by 3 runs
Right-hander Johnson eyes
the righty Bullock
Here's the 3-1 offering
Hard slider...
Bullock swings from his heels...
He connects!...
There it goes...
Cobb is up against the fence
But he has no chance for this shot
IT'S DOWNTOWN!!!
What a blast by Billy

Nobody on base, one away
Treacy steps into the batter's box
Johnson is ready quickly
Johnson goes into his windup
And here's the 1-1 offering
Low fastball...
Treacy swings...
Hits it into the hole between 1st and 2nd
Chance snags it moving to his right
Leads Johnson perfectly
racing to the bag...
And he easily beats Treacy for the out
Two down

Two away, nobody on
Mighty comes to the plate for FOFC
Johnson likes the sign
Walter comes home quickly
with the 0-2 offering
Strike Three!
Johnson has now struck out 8
and we are only in fourth!
That retires the side...
2 runs cross the plate for FOFC
After 4 innings, Dead Ball
Era on top 4 to 3

Tris Speaker leads off the inning
Al gets the sign from Bullock
Al winds... kicks... and delivers
Swung on and hit on the nose to right
Pflaggstettler picks it up on one bounce
Flips it to second...
Speaker is on with a sharply hit single
He hit a curve ball...
and he was just waiting on it

Dead Ball Era right fielder,
Ty Cobb, will be up next
He will be followed by Joe Jackson
One on... no one out
Dead Ball Era up by 1
Ty is hitting at .386 on the year
He has 108 hits in 280 at bats
This includes 19 doubles, 8 triples
4 home runs and 55 RBI's
Cobb waits on Mighty
The 3-2 delivery by the lefthander
Fastball, high and tight
Ball Four
Chin music...
Cobb didn't like it

"Shoeless Joe" is now coming to bat
Joe comes to the plate batting .354
with 2 home runs

He is 0 for 2 so far today
Jackson awaits the delivery
The pitch on the way, here it is...
There's a shallow flyball
struck by Jackson
A. J. Tucker runs in
Calls for the ball
He makes the catch
Jackson is out

So that brings up Joe Tinker
the Dead Ball Era third baseman
Tinker is batting .263 with 1 HR this year
Mighty rubs down the ball...
Now he's asking for a new one
After he rubs this one down
He looks in for the sign
The lefthander Mighty delivers
Base hit to center for Tinker
Jim Thorpe will send the runner home...
The throw is cut off...
And that allows the run to score

Cobb sneaks away from the base
Cobb held closely by Mighty

Now here's Wallace
Wallace is 0 for 1 today, with 1 walk
Bobby grounded out in his last at bat
Mighty ready quickly, looks
in for the sign
The lefthander delivers
Wallace pokes out a soft fly into center
Tucker will have to come a long way
He's really moving...
A. J. dives...
He slides.... and has...Wait!!
The umpire waits to see if he holds on...
He's out!
What a great play by A. J. Tucker!
My, oh my
Mighty would have to agree

And now here's Ray Schalk
Walter Johnson on deck...
Two outs here in the top of the 5th
Schalk is trying to get comfortable
in the box
Digging that back foot in
Schalk is ready
The pitch is on the way
Schalk pokes it to right
It drops in front of Pflaggstettler
Dead Ball Era adds to their lead
Dead Ball Era ahead 6 to 3
Schalk comes through in the clutch!

Planting his right foot
Johnson is set in the box...

The infield shifts slightly to the left
for the right hand hitting Johnson
Mighty wastes no time
He has the sign from Bullock
The pitch is on the way
Grounded towards the bag
Palmer comes up with it
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 5-3
And that will do it for Dead Ball Era

The center fielder Tucker
will lead off for the All Stars
He'll be followed by Jeff Nights
And then Persimmon Pflaggstettler
Dead Ball Era has the outfield
shaded towards right
Tucker is 1 for 2 today
Tucker is set for the pitch
Johnson's righthanded delivery...
Good slider, inside part of the plate
Tucker gets the bat on it...
Slams a sharp grounder to the right side
Collins grabs it...
Throws to first...
OUT!
Dead Ball Era gets the first
out of the inning

Nights moseys up to the plate
Persimmon Pflaggstettler is heading
for the on-deck circle
Jeff has 2 strike outs so far today
He'll be looking to get
a piece of this one
Now set, Nights waits for the pitch
Here's the righthander's
windup and delivery
Swung on and popped up
Collins is waiting...
And that's an easy out
Two up, two down for FOFC

Pflaggstettler pounds the plate
Now he stares out at Johnson
Pflaggstettler is 2 for 2 today
Persimmon singled last time around
Johnson way behind in the count, 3-0
Pflaggstettler stands ready...
The righthander winds and delivers
And Pflaggstettler walks on four pitches

Jeeberoni Potpie is up next
The All Stars' first baseman
finds 1 on with 2 outs
Jeeberoni is 0 for 2 with 2 strike outs
Not unusual for him, though
He's developed a nasty habit
of using his bat to fan the air
but, when he connects, watch out!
He is 7th in the league
in homers with 19!
Potpie waits patiently
The "Big Train" comes in
with the 1-0 pitch...
Grounded towards the bag
Tinker grabs it
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 5-3
We head to the 6th...
The score is still Dead Ball
Era 6, All Stars 3

Eddie Collins to lead it
off for Dead Ball Era
Mighty toes the rubber
Here's the pitch
IT HITS Collins!

Walking up to the plate now is Chance
Tris Speaker waits on deck
Chance looks for the sign
He's 1 for 2 so far this evening
The left-hander Mighty is now ready
The southpaw delivers
There's a foul behind behind the plate
Billy is after it
Digging hard...
Not in time!
Too shallow of a pop-up for Bullock
to reach it in time
Another chance for Chance
. . . Chance back in the box
And here comes the next pitch
Chance rips one right on the nose
This one is going to be trouble,
no doubt about it
Ton is chasing it down...
Chance is around second...
K. A. finds the handle...
He fires it to Palmer...
Chance slides as the ball arrives...
SAFE!
Man alive... 2 triples on
the evening for Frank Chance!

Settling in at the plate is Speaker
Stepping in and then stepping out again
Speaker looks to third for a sign
Speaker awaits the delivery
The pitch to Speaker...
Tris Speaker hits a medium deep fly ball
A. J. Tucker lines up his
throw to the plate
He makes the catch
Appears to lose his balance
and his throw goes wide
Speaker gets an RBI on the sac fly
And there's one away

One away, nobody on...
top of the 6th
The first base coach exhorting
Cobb to get on base...

One of those perennial war cries
Ty comes to the plate batting .386
with 4 home runs

He is 1 for 2 so far today
Rodney steps off the rubber...
Adjusts his cap...
Now he's ready
Rodney brings it to the plate
It a soft liner to short
Nights reaches up
He misses it
The ball goes into the outfield
Cobb is around first...
Nights has the ball
The throw..
Safe... bad concentration by Nights

Now batting will be Joe Jackson
The left fielder is walking to the plate
Cobb kicking up the dirt
at second... one out
Dead Ball Era up by 5
Jackson has hit 2 home runs this year
Rodney wastes no time
He has the sign from Bullock
We've got a full count...
Rodney winds and fires...
Did he check his swing?
YES!
It's a walk

With one out, and two men on
Tinker strides purposefully to the plate
Tinker digs in on the right side
of the plate facing the righty Rodney
The umpire says let's go
Here's the righthander's delivery
Bouncer up the middle
and past Sean Treacy...
Base hit into center field!
Dead Ball Era adds to their lead
Dead Ball Era on top 9 to 3

Up next...shortstop Bobby Wallace
Bobby is a reliable hitter
and has a smooth glove
Wallace swinging from the right side
facing the righty Rodney
Rodney is asking for a new ball...
And now gets one...
He's set now
Rodney brings it to the plate
Fastball... down and away...
NO! It's called a strike
And Wallace is outta there
Two down in the 6th
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Schalk finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
2 men out, runners 1st and 3rd
James Rodney on in relief of Al Mighty
Rodney brings it to the plate
Change up, a gem...
Schalk is way out in front
Heeee struck him out!
Ray looked like Casey on that pitch
That's it for Dead Ball Era
Dead Ball Era has 9 runs,
12 hits and one error
While FOFC has 3 runs,
5 hits and one error
Dead Ball Era has now left
8 runners stranded

Leading off for the All Stars
is the third baseman Palmer
He'll be followed by K. A. Ton
And then Billy Bullock
Johnson is asking for a new ball...
The ump throws him a new one...
Johnson looks in...
Now he's ready
The righthander Johnson delivers
Palmer tries to hold up
Schalk points down at the
first base umpire
The ump says he went around
STRIKE THREE!
FOFC with one away
Johnson steps off the mound as
he waits for K. A. Ton to
come to the plate

FOFC left fielder, K. A. Ton, is up next
Ton is 0 for 2 today
K. A. reached second on an
error last time around
Johnson steps off the mound toward second
Gives the resin bag a good squeeze...

Now he toes the rubber...
He's ready to go
It's coming down the pike
Ton pulls one into left field
Hooking away from Jackson
Joe is there
He's got it for the out
Two down
Walter Johnson retires
the first two batters in a row

Walking up to the plate now is Bullock
Sean Treacy waits on deck
Bullock is 1 for 2 today
Right-hander Johnson eyes
the righty Bullock
Here's the windup... and the pitch
STRIKE THREE!
That is number 10 for Walter
Johnson here this evening
That ends the bottom of the 6th for FOFC
Three batters up, three batters down

Here's Walter Johnson leading off
Eddie Collins is on deck
And Frank Chance is in the hole
Right-hander Rodney prepares for the pitch
to the right-handed swinging Johnson
Rodney leans back and fires
Johnson hits a screamer at James Rodney
Rodney picks it up and fires to first
The throw pulls Gonzalez off the bag
Gonzalez swipes with the glove

Johnson is out!
Nice play by Gonzalez
That's the first out of the inning
Two more to go

Eddie Collins, the second baseman,
strides to the plate
Eddie is hitting at .340 on the year
He has 90 hits in 265 at bats
His speed has propelled him
to 19 stolen bases
Collins is waiting on the pitch
Rodney goes into his windup
And here's the 2-1 offering
Sinker, at the knees...
Swung on...
Collins hits it into the
hole on the right side
Treacy ranging to his left...
Scoops it up...
Throws on the run...
And Collins is out by a step at first
Two down

Frank Chance will come up next
This game is a laugher for Dead Ball Era
They're up by 6 runs
Dead Ball Era on top 9 to 3
Chance is at .257 on the season
Chance in the hole, 0-2
Here's his delivery
Curve ball...
Chance swings and misses by a mile
The bottom dropped out of that one!
A wicked pitch!
Rodney sets the Ghosts down in order

It's time for the 7th inning stretch!

Sean Treacy stops at the on deck circle
Takes a couple more practice swings
Now heads for the plate
Treacy has a .284 average against
righthanders this season
Treacy waits patiently for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Into the windup... here's the pitch
The batter checks his swing
Here's the appeal
Treacy held up, and draws a walk
Johnson isn't happy at all with that call

Nobody out, Treacy at first
Now up is Gonzalez
Gonzalez is at .307 on the season
He is hitting .310 against righties
Waiting for the pitch is Gonzalez
Johnson brings it home
Gonzalez lofts a fly to deep right
Cobb circles under it...
He makes the catch
That's one away

Johnson glares in at Tucker as he steps in
Now he's ready to go
Tucker swinging from the left side
of the plate against the righty Johnson
Johnson is looking in for the sign...
He has struck out 10 this evening
He has the sign...
And the delivery by Johnson
Ground ball to first
Chance comes up with it
He tosses it to second...
Gets the force
Two down
Schalk asks for a new ball
He calls time and trots out to the mound
A conference going on between
Schalk and Johnson

Now up in the FOFC seventh
will be Jeff Nights
Nights looks for a sign from third
Dick Howser delivers it to Jeff
Jeff is 0 for 3 today
popped out his last at bat
Jeff steadies his bat
Waits patiently for Johnson's pitch
Johnson rocks and fires
Nights swings and misses
Strike three
Nights didn't have a good
cut at that pitch
That is the third out for FOFC here
in the last of the seventh
The attendance has just been
announced at 47134

After Speaker gets a new bat
He will lead off the top of the 8th
Apparently he found his bat was broken
when he tapped the plate with it
Bullock flashes the sign to Rodney
And the righthander is into his windup
Here's the pitch...
Speaker pounds a grounder
toward Nights at short
Jeff moves in front of it...
Whoops... a bad bounce
But Nights stayed with it
Over to first and Speaker is retired
Nice play by the FOFC short stop
One up, one down

Cobb gets set at the plate
Dead Ball Era on top 9 to 3
Rodney studies his sign
The righthander Rodney's delivery
Shallow fly ball
Pflaggstettler charging
HE DIVES...
HE CAN'T GET IT!
Cobb stops at first
That's a single

Cobb moves away from first base...
He has 24 stolen bases on the season
Rodney tries to pickoff the runner...
Close play...
SAFE!

Jackson coming to bat
Walking slowly from the on deck circle
Cobb on first, with one away
Jackson is 0 for 3 today, with 1 walk
Joe seems to be relaxed and
ready for the pitch
He steadies his bat now
He's into the stretch
Takes a look over to first
Quick throw!
Cobb dives back in!...

SAFE!
Gonzalez tosses it back to Rodney
Now here's the pitch
This one is hit a mile high!
Treacy calls for it
He's got it
Score It: 4
Two down
The FOFC crowd is getting restless

The aggressive, contact hitting,
Joe Tinker, is approaching the plate
Joe seems to always make contact
He rarely strikes out
Today he is 2 for 4...
Naturally with no strike outs
Tinker chokes up on the bat a little
Rodney goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Cobb
He lobs one to Gonzalez...
Cobb is back easily...

We're ready again
Now Rodney comes home
Grounded to short
Nights grabs it
Over to Gonzalez
Got him!
Score It: 6-3
That wraps up the inning for Dead Ball Era
Time to check out the rest of the scores

Turn of Century and Caribbean
are deadlocked at 4
Joss battling Luque
NL Post WWII is embarrassing
AL Post WWII 10 to 2
Japanese League toppling
AL Pre WWII 10 to 3
Old Timers and Left Outs are tied at 4
Welch battling Wynn
NL Pre WWII slipping by
Negro League I 6 to 4
Negro League II and Late 20th
are all knotted at 2
Redding and Clemens currently dueling

Pflaggstettler saunters to the plate...
He stretches out a little
Then kicks the dirt from his spikes...

Now he steps into the batter's box
We'll see how they pitch to Pflaggstettler
Pflaggstettler, a righthand hitter
Waits patiently for the pitch from Johnson
Johnson's righthanded delivery...
And Pflaggstettler is down on strikes...
Johnson keeps mowing them down
That one gives him 12 this evening
So one up and one gone

That'll bring up Stan Gunner
Dead Ball Era way out ahead
Dead Ball Era ahead 9 to 3
Johnson has been tough to hit
Johnson is looking in for the sign...
He has struck out 12 this evening
He has the sign...
Johnson brings it to the plate
Gunner pulls one deep to right
Cobb had started in a step...
Now he corrects himself...
He's racing back...
The ball is over his head...
Gunner is already heading into second
He won't stop there...
Cobb finally retrieves it
But Gunner is perched on third
as the ball comes in
It's ruled a triple
Triple number 1 of the
year for Stan Gunner

Palmer saunters to the plate
Does some stretching...
Kicks the imaginary dirt from his spikes
Now he steps into the batter's box
Deacon is batting .306 in
180 at bats in 1900
He will be followed by K. A. Ton
Palmer is poised and ready for the pitch
He brings it home
Palmer flies out to center
Dick Howser will send the runner home...
Here's the play at the plate...
Gunner scores!

And the batter is K. A. Ton
Billy Bullock is on-deck
Ton saunters to the plate
The righthander is 0 for 3 on the day
He'll be going against the
righty hurler, Johnson
Ton is hitting .213 versus
righties this year
Of his 6 homeruns,
5 came while facing righties
Ton awaits the delivery
Now Walter delivers
Ton swings...
He rips a ground ball towards Tinker
It's by him!
It's twisting into the left field corner
Ton rounds first...
He will return quickly to first
as Jackson gets a nice throw in to Collins

Billy Bullock moves in to face Johnson
1 on, 2 outs here in the bottom of the 8th
Bullock is 1 for 3 today, with 1 home run
Johnson shakes off two signs
Now he's ready
Johnson looks at the runner
The pitch
Drilled on the ground to short
Wallace grabs it
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 6-3
That ends the inning
After 8 innings, Dead Ball Era leads by 5

Dead Ball Era will send Wallace,
Ray Schalk, and Walter Johnson to face
Bo Knowles this inning
The outfield's shaded towards
left for Wallace
He's 0 for 3 today
Wallace waits
Knowles' behind on the count
Here's the 2-0 offering
Slow ground ball
Palmer is charging it
He fires it to first
He's OUT
Knowles gets the first out in the inning

Facing Knowles now is Schalk
Walter Johnson heads to the on deck circle
Eddie Collins waits in the hole
Schalk grips the bat handle
Knowles has the sign from Bullock
The southpaw Knowles' delivery
on the 3-2 pitch
Did he hold up his swing?
YES!
He walks

Johnson squares around
He lays a beauty down the third base line
Knowles and Palmer collide
going for the ball
Palmer recovers, picks it up
And fires to first
OUT!!
Credit Walter Johnson with a sacrifice
Here's the ump coming out
To brush the plate clean
There's two away

Here's Eddie Collins
Collins is hitting .338 with 6 homeruns
Eddie also has 13 doubles and 4 triples
And has driven in a total of 33 runs
Collins is set for the pitch
Knowles looks back towards second...

The pitch
Collins hits a three hopper
towards Jeff Nights
Nights scoops it and fires
it to first for the out
That's all for Dead Ball Era
After 8 and a half innings
in FOFC this evening,
Dead Ball Era on top 9 to 4

Sean Treacy will start things off
Treacy is taking his practice swings
Sean is 0 for 2 this evening
Johnson adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Schalk
Johnson goes into his windup
Here it comes
High heater from Johnson...
Treacy cuts at it...
Hits a bouncer right side...
It goes by the diving Collins and Chance
It's into right for a single
Treacy takes his turn and holds at first

The first baseman, David Gonzalez
will be up next for FOFC
Treacy with his lead at first
The third base coach, Dick
Howser, gives the signs
Set now is Gonzalez
Way ahead in the count
Johnson turns the 0-2 pitch loose
Grounded towards the sack
Chance comes up with it
Throw to second for one
Could be two . . .
Double Play!
Score It: 3-6-3
Two gone for FOFC
Time is running out for them

Tucker leaves the on-deck circle...
He's going back to get a new bat...
Now he jogs to the plate
Tucker is 1 for 4 today
A. J. hit into a force play last time up
The umpire says let's go
Tucker is ready
With a 2 strike count, the pitch
Tucker swings and misses
STRIKE THREE!
Johnson strikes out A. J. Tucker
And that will do it for FOFC
Dead Ball Era wins 9 to 4
Johnson gets credit for the win
Mighty takes the loss
The hitting star for Dead Ball Era
was Frank Chance
He was 2 for 4
And that wraps things up
So long from FOFC.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:09 PM   #486
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Event Codes: K BOXSCORE: 2001 Dead Ball Era Ghosts At 1000 FOFC All Stars 6/19/1900 Ghosts AB R H RBI AVG All Stars AB R H RBI AVG E.Collins 2B 4 2 1 1 .337 A.Tucker CF 5 0 1 1 .301 F.Chance 1B 4 2 2 2 .255 J.Nights SS 4 0 0 0 .278 T.Speaker CF 4 1 3 2 .315 P.Pflaggstettler RF 3 0 2 0 .305 T.Cobb RF 4 2 2 1 .387 J.Potpie 1B 3 0 0 0 .281 J.Jackson LF 4 0 0 0 .351 J.Rodney P 0 0 0 0 ---- J.Tinker 3B 5 0 2 2 .283 B-S.Gunner PH,LF 1 1 1 0 .288 B.Wallace SS 4 1 0 0 .246 D.Palmer 3B 3 0 0 1 .306 R.Schalk C 4 1 2 1 .244 K.Ton LF 4 1 1 0 .250 W.Johnson P 4 0 1 0 .240 B.Knowles P 0 0 0 0 ---- B.Bullock C 4 1 1 2 .282 S.Treacy 2B 3 0 1 0 .271 A.Mighty P 2 1 1 0 .105 A-D.Gonzalez 1B 2 0 0 0 .299 -- -- -- --- -- -- -- --- Totals 37 9 13 9 Totals 34 4 8 4 A-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Mighty In 6th Inning B-Pinch Hit For Rodney In 8th Inning Ghosts.......... 1 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 - 9 13 1 All Stars....... 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 - 4 8 1 Ghosts IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET W.Johnson WIN(10-5) 9 8 4 3 2 13 1 126 3.19 A1 Totals 9 8 4 3 2 13 1 All Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET A.Mighty LOSS(5-5) 5 1/3 11 8 8 2 2 0 121 3.06 A1 D3 J.Rodney 2 2/3 2 1 0 1 3 0 45 3.38 D4 E6 B.Knowles 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 15 5.16 E7 Totals 9 13 9 8 4 5 0 ATTENDANCE- 47,134 DATE- Tuesday, June 19th 1900 TIME- Night T- 2:05 LEFT ON BASE- Ghosts:10 All Stars: 6 DOUBLE PLAYS- Ghosts: 1 All Stars: 0 ERRORS- J.Jackson, J.Nights DOUBLES- A.Mighty TRIPLES- F.Chance-2(6th), S.Gunner(1st) HOME RUNS- B.Bullock(11th) SACRIFICE HITS- F.Chance, W.Johnson SACRIFICE FLIES- E.Collins, T.Speaker, D.Palmer WALKS- T.Cobb, J.Jackson, B.Wallace, R.Schalk, P.Pflaggstettler, S.Treacy HIT BY PITCH- E.Collins STRIKE OUTS- F.Chance, B.Wallace, R.Schalk-2, W.Johnson, A.Tucker-2, J.Nights-3, P.Pflaggstettler, J.Potpie-2, D.Palmer-2, B.Bullock-2, A.Mighty GIDP- D.Gonzalez PASSED BALLS- R.Schalk
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Following the game I found Al Mighty and appologized for leaving him for so long, when it was obvious he didn't have is best stuff. I explained that I was forced to try and get 6 innings at least, or our pen was going to be worn out with Fozz and Babson on the shelf.
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GAME 74 - JUNE 20 - RADIO BROADCAST

Welcome to FOFC Stadium!
And in a moment we'll be ready
for the game between
FOFC and Dead Ball Era
So folks, pull up a chair
and spend part of your evening with us
The ump shouts "PLAY BALL!"
We're ready to go here in FOFC
Eddie Collins to lead it
off for Dead Ball Era
The pitch to Collins...
Lined right back up the middle...
Williams has it...NO, he drops it
But he'll pick it up in plenty of time
To throw over and get his man at first
That's the first out of the inning
Two more to go

Here's Frank Chance
Chance digs into the box
Williams has the sign
He rocks and fires
Strike out!

Tris Speaker steps in against Williams
Left-hander against left-hander
Speaker is one of the best hitters around
Williams looks down at Bullock
for the sign...
Shakes him off once... twice
Now he has the pitch he wants
The southpaw Williams delivers
the 2-2 pitch
Fly ball to center
Tucker is under it
He makes the grab
Williams retires the side in order
Here in the top of the 1st

While the Ghosts take the field
let me run through the All
Stars' batting order
A. J. Tucker, Jeff Nights and Persimmon Pflaggstettler
will be the first three
to face off against Walsh
The clean-up hitter for FOFC
is Jeeberoni Potpie
He will be followed by Stan Gunner,
then Deacon Palmer
The bottom third of the line-up will have
Billy Bullock batting seventh, Sean
Treacy in the eighth spot,
and John Williams will bat ninth
Here's Tucker to lead things off
Walsh eyes Tucker intently
Walsh's 1-0 pitch...
A slider by Walsh
Tucker gets good wood on it...
Cobb back-pedals quickly...
Up with his glove...
Out!
One up, one down

So that brings up Jeff Nights
the FOFC shortstop
Nights is at .278 on the season
Right-hander Walsh prepares for the pitch
to the right-handed swinging Nights
Now the delivery, here is is...
Routine grounder to short
Wallace scoops it up
Over to first for the out
That's two away
Wallace comes over from his shortstop
position to say a few words to Walsh
Persimmon Pflaggstettler
will be next up...

FOFC right fielder, Persimmon
Pflaggstettler, is up next
Persimmon is hitting at .305 on the year
He has 74 hits in 243 at bats
This includes 12 doubles, 5 triples
11 home runs and 46 RBI's
After getting set, Pflaggstettler
waits on the pitch
Walsh's righthanded delivery...
Pflaggstettler rips one to center
He hit it right on the nose...
Speaker is off to the races...
He is coming fast...
He dives...

OUT!
Nice play by Tris Speaker
1-2-3, nothing across...

Ty Cobb up first for Dead Ball Era
He is a threat to steal if he gets on
Williams squeezes the resin bag...
Peers in
The southpaw delivers the 3-1 pitch
Swung on and hit on the nose to center
Tucker picks it up on one bounce
Flips it to second...
Cobb is on with a sharply hit single
He hit a curve ball...
and he was just waiting on it

Coming to the plate is Jackson
Cobb's the runner on first
He's doing his best to unnerve Williams
Williams has the sign he wants
Williams looks at the runner
The pitch
Jackson sits on the change up
He lofts a fly ball towards Pflaggstettler
Pflaggstettler gliding under it...
Appears to lose sight of it
Has it again...
And makes the catch in medium right
One down for Dead Ball Era
Joe Tinker is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to the
plate for Dead Ball Era

Tinker leaves the on-deck circle...
He's going back to get a new bat...
Now he jogs to the plate
Tinker looks down toward
the third base coach
Tinker gets set for the pitch
He brings it home
Williams jams him with a fastball
Swung on and topped out toward short
Nights is up with it...
Over to Potpie at first
And Tinker beats it out!
Cobb is able to advance on the slow roller

That brings up Bobby Wallace,
the shortstop
Looking to Jim Thorpe for a sign
He's ready
The lefthander delivers
Flyball to left
it's caught
Cobb has a chance to move up...
Cobb is trying to advance to third base...
Here's the play...
He's SAFE!

Schalk moseys up to the plate
Ed Walsh is heading for the on-deck circle
Schalk goes through his routine
of settling in
The umpire says let's go
Williams looks to first...
over his shoulder to third...
The pitch
Schalk swings and lifts one toward left
Gunner drifts over slowly...
He is under it now...
And makes the easy catch...
Three away in the top of the 2nd
No score
Let's see how Dead Ball Era
is doing of late...
Well, Dead Ball Era is 5 and
5 in their last ten games

Jeeberoni Potpie stops at
the on deck circle
Takes a couple more practice swings
Now heads for the plate
Jeeberoni is hitting at .281 on the year
FOFC's cleanup hitter has
knocked in 47 runs
He has a fine .571 slugging average
Walsh wastes no time
He has the sign from Schalk
The righthander Walsh's delivery
Potpie drives one into center
Tris Speaker sprints over to make the play
One down for FOFC
Stan Gunner is still in the on-deck circle
and Deacon Palmer is looking
for a bat in the dugout

Stan Gunner is next
Gunner stares out at the mound
Gunner is waiting for the pitch
He rocks and fires
Low and inside
It hit him on the foot!
Gunner tried to dance out of the way
But it got him

Deacon Palmer steps into the box
Palmer asks the ump for time
Now he's back in
Walsh toes the rubber
He delivers
Base hit to center for Palmer
Ton is rounding second...
But he pulls up quickly as he sees
the sign from Dick Howser
Ton will stay at second

Facing Walsh now is Bullock
Sean Treacy heads to the on deck circle
John Williams waits in the hole
Bullock a righty in the batter's box
facing the righthanded Walsh
Walsh likes the sign
The pitch to Bullock...
Grounded into the hole
Nice play by Chance
Over to second for one
Over to first
Not in time!
Score It: 3-1
Ton takes third
The runner on first, Palmer, is out
That's out number two
Ghosts' pitching coach, Hippo Vaughn,
is out to talk with Walsh
Looks like he wants to go
over something with him

Now here's Treacy
Treacy is a tough man up
there at the plate
He's hard to get past in the lineup
Sean certainly knows how to get on base
He'll make Walsh earn his salary
Walsh is making his 18th
start of the season
Here's the 1-1 pitch
It's a duck snort headed
towards the outfield
OHHHHH, snagged by a retreating
Collins for the out
Outstanding range shown on that play!
That ends the inning
The All Stars threaten but do not score
in the bottom of the 2nd
For FOFC, No runs, one hit, no errors
and 2 men left on base

The Dead Ball Era pitcher, Walsh,
will lead off
He'll be followed by Eddie Collins
And then Frank Chance
John gets the sign from Bullock
Williams kicks and fires
Dribbler in front of home
Bullock comes up with it
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 2-3
And there's one away

Collins finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
Williams looks down at
Bullock for the sign
Now he's ready
Now ready, here it is...
Collins laces a hit into the outfield
Persimmon Pflaggstettler picks it up
Fires it to the infield
Collins holds with a single

Frank Chance steps into the box
Chance wiggles the bat above his head
The umpire says let's go
Chance is ready
John rocks and fires
Chance fouls one straight up the chute
Bullock makes the catch, but wait...
The first base umpire rules
Williams has balked
Collins takes second

Frank Chance steps into the box
Williams ready quickly,
looks in for the sign
The southpaw delivers
Chance rips Williams' fastball to left
K. A. Ton goes to his right...
He'll have to play it on one hop
Jim Thorpe is sending Collins home
The throw by Ton...
Not in time!
Chance holds first
after chalking up RBI number 25 of 1900

Chance moves away from first
Speaker takes the curve...
Now Chance extends his lead...
Williams is not paying enough attention
The pitch...
And Chance breaks for second!
Bullock throwing from down
in his crouch...
Chance is out!
Nice peg by Bullock
Easily getting the sliding Chance

While Ty Cobb heads for the on deck circle
Tris Speaker makes his way to the plate
Speaker has hit 10 home runs this year
Williams toes the rubber again
He gets his sign from Bullock
Williams rocks and fires
Speaker starts... but lays
off the pitch upstairs
Ball four, Williams walks him

Speaker watches Williams move...
He's moving away from the bag
Speaker is held closely by Williams

The right fielder, Cobb, is ready to bat
Dead Ball Era on top 1 to
0 in the top of the 3rd
Ty is hitting at .389 on the year
He has 110 hits in 283 at bats
Today, he is 1 for 1
Cobb singled his last time up
Williams is asking for a new ball...
The ump throws him a new one...
Williams looks in...
Now he's ready
Here's the southpaw's delivery
There's a high pop in front of the plate
Looks like the ball is drifting foul
Bullock calls for it
and makes the play!
As the ump signals a foul ball
That's it for Dead Ball Era
Here at FOFC Stadium, After
2 and a half innings,
Dead Ball Era has one run,
4 hits and no errors
While FOFC has no runs,
one hit and no errors
Dead Ball Era has left 3 on base
FOFC has stranded 2

Williams is walking to the plate
Now he steps into the batter's box
Right-hander Walsh eyes
the righty Williams
The pitch on the way, here it is...
Williams swings and misses
STRIKE THREE!
Walsh strikes out John Williams
That's one away

One out, nobody on base
A. J. Tucker is the batter
Tucker is batting .300 with
2 homers this year
Two balls, two strikes the count
It's coming down the pike
Tucker swings hard...
Nobody is going to get this one...
Yes sir! Tucker will have himself a single
And he extends his hitting streak
to 11 games!
1 for 2 on the evening

Tucker at first, one away
Nights is ready for the pitch
Dead Ball Era is set up for two
Walsh adjusts his cap...
Now he's set
Walsh's behind on the count
Here's the 2-0 offering
Hot shot grounded to third
Taken by Tinker
Over to second for one
Over to first
Not in time!
Score It: 5-4
The runner on first, Tucker, is out
And there's two away

Persimmon Pflaggstettler will
get a crack at Walsh next
Jeeberoni Potpie would be up next...
But only if Pflaggstettler
can reach safely
Against righthanders
Pflaggstettler is hitting .313
Pflaggstettler waiting on the delivery
The stretch... the delivery
Pflaggstettler chases the sinker...
Lines a hit into right...
Nights' not slowing at all
Rounds second heading to third...
Cobb throws in to Collins
covering second...
Nights is in at third without a play

Jeeberoni Potpie, the All Stars'
first baseman is up next
FOFC has 2 men on with 2 outs
We'll see how they pitch to Potpie
Jeeberoni is eagerly awaiting
Walsh's pitch
Walsh looks the runners back
Now here's the delivery
Change up, a gem...
Potpie is way out in front
Heeee struck him out!
Jeeberoni looked like Casey on that pitch
That's all for the All Stars...
After 3 innings here at
FOFC Stadium in FOFC,
Dead Ball Era ahead 1 to 0

Jackson steps up to the plate
for Dead Ball Era
It's the top of the 4th at FOFC Stadium
The left-hander Williams is now ready
The pitch is on the way
High heater from Williams...
Jackson cuts at it...
Hits a bouncer right side...
It goes by the diving Treacy and Potpie
It's into right for a single
Jackson takes his turn and holds at first

Here's the 5'9", 175 pound
Joe Tinker strolling to the plate
Tinker swinging from the right side
of the plate against the lefty Williams
Tinker waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Here's his delivery
Base hit to left for Tinker
Jim Thorpe puts up the stop sign...
Jackson will stay at second

Wallace squares
He bunts at it . . .
Fielded by J.Potpie
the throw to first...
close play...
Out
Wallace gets the job done.
One down for Dead Ball Era...
Palmer calls time as he comes to the mound
to have a word with the pitcher

I'm sure he wants Williams to bear down
And not worry about the runners

Ray Schalk, the Dead Ball Era catcher,
steps into the batter's box
Dead Ball Era on top 1 to 0
He has a chance here to drive
home at least one
Williams adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Bullock
Williams brings it home
Groundball to first
Jim Thorpe is waving the runner home...
They throw trying to get
the lead runner...
Here's the play at home...
He's OUT!

Walsh stands ready at the plate
Two outs, Schalk at first, Tinker at third
Walsh grips the bat handle
Williams adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Bullock
Williams fires
Low and outside
Ball four

Two on, two outs...
Collins steps to the plate
Collins steps out...
Takes a few more practice swings...
Now he's ready
Williams shakes off two signs
Now he's ready
Williams checks the runners
Swung on and hit to shallow center
Tucker has got a long run
HE DIVES
HE'S GOT IT!
TREMENDOUS DIVING CATCH!
Williams owes Tucker a dinner!
Score It: 8
That wraps up the inning for Dead Ball Era
Time to check out the rest of the scores

Turn of Century clipping Caribbean 5 to 1
Duffy has hit his 3rd homerun
for Turn of Century
NL Post WWII is giving it
to AL Post WWII 5 to 0
AL Pre WWII leads Japanese League 1 to 0
Old Timers toppling Left Outs 7 to 0
Negro League I leads NL Pre WWII 2 to 1
Torriente has hit his 8th homerun
for Negro League I
Late 20th is on top of Negro
League II 6 to 4
Johnson battling Manning

K. A. Ton leads it off
The righthander pitching to Ton...
A righthanded batter
Righties have a .242 average against Ed
Walsh kicks and fires
Fastball, STRIKE THREE!
Ton was frozen on that fastball by Walsh
High and on the outside corner
He was looking for an off-speed pitch
With one down, up next is Deacon Palmer
To be followed by Billy Bullock

The third baseman, Deacon
Palmer, is up next
Palmer is at .309 on the season
The bat is cocked
Walsh brings it to the plate
Ground ball to second
Collins comes up with it
Over to first
He just beat it out

The All Stars will send
Billy Bullock up to the plate
Watching Walsh, Bullock wiggles the bat
He's ready for the pitch
Bullock is set for the pitch
The righthander Walsh delivers
Fastball, a dandy...
Steee Rike THREE swinging!
Billy looked like Casey on that pitch
Went for the HIGH CHEESE!
Two gone for FOFC

All Stars' second baseman Treacy
is up next
Sean Treacy is hitting .288 this year
against righthanded pitchers
Treacy is waiting on the pitch
Now Ed delivers
Base hit to right for Treacy
Palmer is rounding second...
But he pulls up quickly as he sees
the sign from Dick Howser
Palmer will stay at second

Williams is up next
Dead Ball Era on top 1 to 0
Treacy on first, Palmer is down at second
Two outs in the bottom of the 4th
Infield playing back
Ed peers in for the sign...

Shakes off the first one...
Likes the second one
Now Ed delivers
He hits a tough grounder to short
Taken by Wallace
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 6-3
And that's the final out of the inning
Dead Ball Era has one run,
6 hits and no errors
While FOFC has no runs,
5 hits and no errors
FOFC has left 4 men on base today

Here's Frank Chance leading off
Tris Speaker is on deck
And Ty Cobb is in the hole
Chance taps home plate
Looks into the dugout
Now he's ready
Chance awaits the pitch
Williams leans back and fires
Hot shot grounded to the mound
Williams grabs it
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 1-3
One away...
Potpie is coming over to the mound...
He wants to chat with the pitcher...
Here comes Palmer also...
Now they return to their positions

Tris Speaker is up to face John Williams
Speaker has managed a .304 average
against lefthanders this year
Tris steadies his bat
Waits patiently for Williams' pitch
The pitch is on the way
There's a ground ball
between first and second
OH, Potpie snags it in short right field
He throws it to the pitcher
covering the bag
OUT is the call
What a play by Potpie
FOFC gets the second out of the inning

Pounding the plate with his bat
Cobb awaits the pitch
Cobb steps out of the batter's
box to get the sign
Ty is 1 for 2 today
Cobb looks very intent...
He stares down at Williams...
Cocks his bat
The lefthander Williams delivers
Sinker, at the knees...
Swung on...
Cobb hits it into the hole
on the right side
Treacy ranging to his left...
Scoops it up...
Throws on the run...
And Cobb is out by a step at first
That's the third out of the inning
Three up, three down
It's 1-0, Dead Ball Era

The All Stars will send
Tucker, Jeff Nights, and Persimmon
Pflaggstettler up
to the plate this inning
Ed is ready
Now to the belt, here it is...
Curveball in the dirt
Swung on and missed...Strike three
Schalk fumbles it,
but quickly recovers to tag Tucker
One out
Due up next is Jeff Nights

Now batting will be Jeff Nights
The shortstop is walking to the plate
Bases empty... one out
Dead Ball Era leads FOFC by 1 run
Nights is 0 for 2 today, with no walks
Schalk flashes the sign...
Walsh waves it off...
Now he's happy
The righthander delivers
Swing and a miss
Struck him out
Number 82 on the season for Walsh
Two down
Walsh retires the first two FOFC batters

Persimmon Pflaggstettler will
step in to face Walsh next
If he gets on, Jeeberoni
Potpie will follow
Pflaggstettler is batting .306 with
11 round trippers in 1900
Persimmon is set for the pitch
Walsh brings it to the plate
Grounded towards the hole
Nice play by Collins
Over to Chance
Got him!
Score It: 4-3
We head to the 6th...
The score is still Dead Ball
Era 1, All Stars 0

Jackson steps up to the plate
for Dead Ball Era
It's the top of the 6th
Scorewise... Dead Ball Era on top 1 to 0
Joe steps out of the batter's
box to get the sign
Jackson is 1 for 2 today
He singled last time up
Jackson waits for the pitch
The lefty Williams delivers
Grounded into the hole
WOW! Incredible play by Treacy
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 4-3
FOFC gets the first out of the inning

Tinker, Dead Ball Era's third baseman,
is coming to the plate
He is finished with his pre-bat warmup
Bobby Wallace waits on deck
Tinker is 2 for 2 today
Joe singled last time around
Tinker is waiting
His bat is wiggling slightly
And the delivery by Williams
Right down the middle... strike three
Tinker must have been looking
for something else
He just froze on that pitch
That's the second out of the inning
Time to check the scoreboard

Turn of Century with the lead
over Caribbean 8 to 5
Duffy has hit his 3rd homerun
for Turn of Century
NL Post WWII is giving it
to AL Post WWII 7 to 2
AL Pre WWII is on top of
Japanese League 2 to 0
Grove battling Nomo
Old Timers is pounding Left Outs 9 to 2
Brouthers has hit his 4th
homerun for Old Timers
Negro League I is in front
of NL Pre WWII 4 to 1
Negro League II leads Late 20th 7 to 6
Manning and Johnson currently dueling

Up next...shortstop Bobby Wallace
Bobby is a reliable hitter
and has a smooth glove
Before getting ready
Wallace checks out the defensive alignment
Wallace, a righthand hitter
Waits patiently for the
pitch from Williams
With a 3-1 count, the pitch
Fastball, lined to center...
Base hit for Wallace...
Tucker over...Grabs it on the big hop...
Fires it back in...
Holding Wallace at first

Planting his right foot
Schalk is set in the box...

The infield shifts slightly to the left
for the right hand hitting Schalk
Schalk digs in from the right side
of the plate against the southpaw Williams
Bullock flashes the sign...
Williams shakes it off,
he wants another...

Now he's happy
He's into the stretch
Takes a look over to first
Quick throw!
Wallace dives back in!...

SAFE!
Potpie tosses it back to Williams
Now here's the pitch
Williams loses him
Schalk heads down to first

Ed Walsh is up next
Dead Ball Era's pitcher finds
2 on with 2 outs
Stepping out, Walsh looks into the dugout
Steps back in
Ed steadies his bat
And waits patiently for Williams' pitch
The southpaw Williams' delivery
Grounded towards the sack
Potpie to Williams covering first
Score It: 3-1
That's all she wrote for this inning
Dead Ball Era has one run,
7 hits and no errors
While FOFC has no runs,
5 hits and no errors
Dead Ball Era has left 8 baserunners
stranded today

Jeeberoni Potpie leads off the inning
Potpie has a .295 average against
righthanders this season
Walsh is slow to get ready

He has a 3.86 ERA this year
Now he's ready
Walsh winds and delivers
Fastball, high and hard...
Swung on, sharply hit down
the third base line
It's past Tinker...
Heading into the corner...
Jackson is over, plays the carom
Potpie is on his way to second...
Here's the throw
He slides...
The throw is toward the third base side
Potpie is in with an extra base hit
That was a bang-bang play

The All Stars' left fielder is up next
FOFC has 1 on board with no outs
Walsh steps on the rubber...
Looks in for the sign
The home town crowd is yelling
out to Potpie
telling him to watch out
as Collins sneaks in behind him
He shortens up his lead...
Now Walsh delivers the 3-2 offering
Swung on and hit right at short
Bobby Wallace up with it...
Looks Potpie back to second
Then fires it to Chance for the out
One gone for FOFC

That'll bring up All Stars' third
baseman Deacon Palmer...
All Stars with a runner in scoring
position at second
Palmer steps out of the box...
Looks towards Dick Howser for a sign
He's ready for the delivery
Walsh brings it to the plate
Hard breaking ball...
Times it perfectly...
Palmer hits a fly ball, deep...
It's into the alley in left-center
Joe Jackson is chasing it
He isn't going to catch up to it
It's in there for extra bases!
Potpie heading for home
He won't draw a throw
Palmer pulls up at second base
He's just batted in the tying run

One on, one out
Coming up next is Bullock
Bullock is batting seventh
in the order today
He is hitting a respectable .278 for FOFC

Now set, Bullock waits for the pitch
Here's the 1-2 offering
Bullock hits one toward short
Wallace fronts it...
Oops, he bobbles it...
Now he has the handle...
Long throw to first
Got Bullock by three steps!
Man, that is one slow truck horse
on the base paths!
Palmer held at second
With two gone, The score is knotted
at 1 in the bottom of the 6th

Sean Treacy is up next
The All Stars' second baseman
finds 1 on with 2 outs
Treacy is trying to get comfortable
in the box
Digging that back foot in
Treacy is set
Walsh looks back towards second...

The pitch
Treacy smacks a fly to right
Cobb is waiting on it
Pounds his mitt
Ty takes it in
FOFC is retired...
But they come up with 1 run to tie it
After 6 innings,
it's all even at 1

Eddie Collins leads off for Dead Ball Era
Frank Chance and Tris Speaker will follow
Dead Ball Era will be looking to
score one to take the lead
We are late in the game
The score is knotted at 1
Knowles steps on the rubber
Here's the 0-2 offering
Big bender...
Swung on...
Collins pops it straight up
Three players converging on it
And it will be Bullock making the play

Frank Chance up
The score is tied
Chance is looking for another hit
He has 1 hit so far today
He is hitting .257 on the year
Chance is ready
The lefthander Knowles delivers
Curve ball...
Chance swings and misses by a mile
The bottom dropped out of that one!
A wicked pitch!
Two away in today's tightly contested game
Score still tied here with two
down in the top of the 7th

Tris Speaker will step in
to face Knowles next
If he gets on, Ty Cobb will follow
Speaker is batting .312 with
10 HR's this year
Bo is ready
Here's the 3-1 pitch
Tris Speaker offers at the curveball,
but checks his swing
Oh, Speaker couldn't get
the bat out of the way
It's a soft line drive to Barrett
Blade for the out
Speaker never even left the batter's box
That does it for the Ghosts
So as we break for the 7th inning stretch
it is all knotted up at 1

It's time for the 7th inning stretch!

The second baseman Blade will
start things off for the All Stars
Blade a righty in the batter's box
facing the righthanded Walsh
Blade gets set for the pitch
Walsh kicks and delivers
It hits Blade
He just stands there
Now he says a few words to Walsh
Ed answers something back
The umpire steps in between
And motions Blade to first

Tucker fouls off the bunt attempt
The count goes to 1 and 2, we'll have
to see if they keep the bunt play on

Making his way up now is A. J. Tucker
The score is tied
And Blade is on first
Against righthanders
Tucker is hitting .281
Schalk flashes the sign...
Walsh shakes it off, he wants another...

Now he's happy
Walsh checks Blade on first...
The 1-2 delivery
Tucker swings and lifts one toward left
Jackson drifts over slowly...
He is under it now...
And makes the easy catch...
And there's one away

So with 1 on and 1 out
FOFC sends their shortstop,
Jeff Nights, up to face Walsh
Hard-hitting Persimmon Pflaggstettler
is walking
towards the on-deck circle
Jeff is 0 for 3 this summer evening
He struck out in his last plate appearance
Nights awaits the pitch
Collins comes in a couple steps
Yells something to Walsh
The delivery
The All Stars try the hit and run!
A low change-up by Walsh...
Nights chases it...
Manages a slow bouncer to Wallace...
He takes it, tosses it to Collins...
Getting the force on Blade
The relay back to first...
Not in time...
Nights beats the throw by a step
Two down
Due up next is Persimmon Pflaggstettler
Having quite a year so far
He brings a lot of power to the All Stars

Persimmon Pflaggstettler, the right
fielder, strides to the plate
Persimmon comes to the plate batting .305
with 11 home runs

He is 1 for 3 so far today
All set, Pflaggstettler is
ready for the pitch
We've got a full count...
Walsh winds and fires...
Low, ball four...
Pflaggstettler takes first

Slowly coming up is Potpie for FOFC
He is finally in the batter's box
The score is knotted at 1
Walsh gets the sign, it's one he likes
Walsh looks over at Pflaggstettler
Now back at Nights
He's coming home with it
Potpie drives the ball to
center for extra bases
Nights scores
Dick Howser is giving the green light...
The throw is coming home...
Pflaggstettler scores!
Double for Potpie

Now up in the FOFC seventh
will be Gerald Gazelle
Gazelle is batting .273 with
10 homers this year
Gerald seems to be relaxed
and ready for the pitch
He steadies his bat now
Walsh will try to get Gazelle
to go fishing
as the 0-2 pitch heads towards the plate
Gazelle hits a three hopper
towards Eddie Collins
Collins scoops it and fires
it to first for the out
That is the third out for FOFC here
in the last of the seventh
The attendance has just been
announced at 49917

The Dead Ball Era right fielder, Cobb,
will lead off
He'll be followed by Joe Jackson
And then Joe Tinker
Cobb is batting .386 with 4 HR's this year
Knowles looks down at Bullock for the sign

Now he's ready...
The southpaw Knowles delivers
the 3-1 pitch
Cobb slaps a hard grounder past second
Pflaggstettler is over to pick it up
He tosses it back to second
Cobb will hold with a clean single

Jackson will try his luck against Knowles
Dead Ball Era trails by 2 runs
We're in the top of the 8th
Jackson looks at the coach...
Wonder if he'll be bunting?
Well, Jim Thorpe delivers the sign
We will soon know
Knowles looks down at Bullock
for the sign...
Shakes him off once... twice
Now he has the pitch he wants
And the cripple pitch...
Swung on...and hit way, way up
Under it is Bullock...and he's got it
One gone for Dead Ball Era

Knowles glares in at Tinker as he steps in
Joe just glares back
Tinker has been poison for FOFC today
He is 2 for 3 on the evening
Knowles looks down at Bullock for the sign
Now he's ready
Knowles' 2-2 pitch...
Swing and a miss
Strike three
Tinker goes down on strikes
Here's the ump coming out
To brush the plate clean
There's two away

Bobby Wallace steps into the box
Wallace grips the bat handle
Bobby is ready for the delivery
Now Bo delivers
It's low
and it gets away from Bullock!
It's rolling to the backstop
Now Bullock has it
too late, the damage is done.
It's scored a wild pitch.
Cobb takes second

Bobby Wallace steps into the box
Wallace has a .236 average
against lefties
Knowles has the sign from Bullock
The lefthander Knowles comes home with it
Knowles' pitch is low and outside
Knowles had trouble getting
the breaking ball over
Wallace takes first base
Knowles needs to throw strikes...
He just put the tying run on base

Out of the dugout comes Max Carey
He will be pinch running for Bobby Wallace
Dead Ball Era down by 2
They need some runs; and now!

Next up for Dead Ball Era is Ray Schalk
The right-hander Knowles is
set to deliver to Schalk
The pitch to Schalk...
He hits a tough grounder to first
Potpie flips to Knowles covering
Score It: 3-1
That ends the inning for Dead Ball Era
FOFC has 3 runs, 8 hits and no errors
While Dead Ball Era has one
run, 8 hits and no errors
They have now stranded 10 baserunners
Dead Ball Era's defensive changes are...
Evers will bat 7th and play SS
Defensively for Dead Ball Era
Evers will play 3B and
Tinker will be at SS

The third baseman Palmer
will lead off for the All Stars
He'll be followed by Billy Bullock
And then Sammy Knowles
Walsh steps off the rubber...
Adjusts his cap...
Now he's ready
Walsh's righthanded delivery...
Palmer hits one toward short
Tinker fronts it...
Oops, he bobbles it...
Now he has the handle...
Long throw to first
Got Palmer by three steps!
Man, that is one slow truck horse
on the base paths!
One down for FOFC
Billy Bullock is still in
the on-deck circle
and Sammy Knowles is looking
for a bat in the dugout

Now batting for FOFC will be
their catcher, Billy Bullock
The All Stars are out in front by 2
We are in the bottom of the 8th
Bullock is batting .276 with
11 HR's this year
Walsh tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
Here's his delivery
Bullock pounds a grounder toward
Collins at second
Eddie moves in front of it...
Whoops... a bad bounce
But Collins stayed with it
Over to first and Bullock is retired
Nice play by the Dead Ball
Era second baseman
That's two away

Gonzalez walks to the plate
Gonzalez looks down toward the third
base coach, Dick Howser
Walsh is saying a few words to Collins...
So far in 1900,
Ed has a 7 and 8 record
with 10 complete games
OK, now he looks in for the sign
Walsh brings it home
Routine grounder to first
Chance scoops it up
Over to first for the out
That's all for the All Stars
No runs, no hits and no errors...
At the end of eight full innings...
FOFC leads 3 to 1

Dead Ball Era announces a pinch
hitter for Ed Walsh
Harry Hooper will come in to face
the right handed Kronside
He carries a .176 average
as a pinch hitter
Against righties he is hitting
.176 this year

Hooper saunters to the plate
He does some stretching...
Knocks the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
Hooper wiggles the bat above his head
Hooper waiting on the delivery
The pitch is on the way
Hooper sends a routine
ground ball to first
Potpie takes it on one hop
Flips it to Kronside
Easy out
So one up and one gone

The Ghosts are down to their last 2 outs
Eddie Collins is due up next
Kronside steps on the rubber
Kronside brings it to the plate
Strike three swinging...
Now that is something you
don't see very often
Collins rarely ever strikes out
But Kronside got him that time!
That's the second out of the inning
Time to check the scoreboard
These scores are final...
Turn of Century topped Caribbean 8 to 5
Duffy has hit his 3rd homerun
for Turn of Century
NL Post WWII cuffed AL Post WWII 8 to 5
AL Pre WWII is the winner over
Japanese League 4 to 0
Gehrig has hit his 19th homerun
for AL Pre WWII
Old Timers jumped all over
Left Outs 10 to 2
Negro League I nipped NL Pre WWII 5 to 4
Late 20th spanked Negro League II 12 to 7
Ripken has hit his 9th homerun
for Late 20th
And in our contest FOFC ahead 3 to 1

Frank Chance will get a crack
at Kronside next
Tris Speaker would be up next...
But only if Chance can reach safely
Stepping out, Chance looks into the dugout
Steps back in
Chance is set for the 3-0 pitch
Here's the righthander's delivery
In the dirt
That's ball four

Apparently not afraid of Kronside
Chance stretches out to his lead
Kronside looks Chance back
He is unable to get his normal lead

Tris Speaker steps into the box
Speaker is 0 for 3 today
For the season, Tris has 10 homers
19 doubles, and 5 triples
He has scored 61 runs
while driving in 54
Speaker waits
Kronside goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Chance
He lobs one to Potpie...
Chance is back easily...

We're ready again
Now Kronside comes home
It's low
and it gets away from Bullock!
It's rolling to the backstop
Now Bullock has it
too late, the damage is done.
It's scored a wild pitch.
Chance takes second

Tris Speaker steps into the box
We'll see how they pitch to Speaker
The umpire says let's go
And the delivery by Kronside
Drilled deep to center field
Gazelle has got a long run
SHOESTRING CATCH BY Gazelle!
He had to go a long way!
Score It: 8
And that will do it for Dead Ball Era
FOFC wins 3 to 1
Knowles gets credit for the win
Kronside notches the save
Walsh takes the loss
The hitting star for FOFC
was Jeeberoni Potpie
He was 2 for 4
And that wraps things up
So long from FOFC.
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BOXSCORE: 2001 Dead Ball Era Ghosts At 1000 FOFC All Stars 6/20/1900 Ghosts AB R H RBI AVG All Stars AB R H RBI AVG E.Collins 2B 5 1 1 0 .335 A.Tucker CF,LF 4 0 1 0 .300 F.Chance 1B 4 0 1 1 .255 J.Nights SS 4 1 0 0 .274 T.Speaker CF 4 0 0 0 .310 P.Pflaggstettler RF 3 1 1 0 .305 T.Cobb RF 4 0 2 0 .388 J.Potpie 1B 4 1 2 2 .285 J.Jackson LF 4 0 1 0 .350 S.Gunner LF 0 0 0 0 .288 J.Tinker 3B,SS 4 0 2 0 .297 A-K.Ton PR,LF 2 0 0 0 .244 B.Wallace SS 2 0 1 0 .247 B-G.Gazelle CF 1 0 0 0 .269 D-M.Carey PR 0 0 0 0 .077 D.Palmer 3B 4 0 3 1 .315 E-J.Evers SS,3B 0 0 0 0 .158 B.Bullock C 4 0 0 0 .274 R.Schalk C 3 0 0 0 .240 S.Treacy 2B 3 0 1 0 .273 E.Walsh P 2 0 0 0 .136 B.Knowles P 0 0 0 0 ---- G-H.Hooper PH 1 0 0 0 .167 S.Knowles P 0 0 0 0 ---- F-D.Gonzalez PH 1 0 0 0 .295 J.Kronside P 0 0 0 0 .000 J.Williams P 2 0 0 0 .080 C-B.Blade 2B 0 0 0 0 .225 -- -- -- --- -- -- -- --- Totals 33 1 8 1 Totals 32 3 8 3 A-Pinch Ran For Gunner In 2nd Inning B-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Ton In 7th Inning C-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Williams In 7th Inning D-Pinch Ran For Wallace In 8th Inning E-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Carey In 8th Inning F-Pinch Hit For Knowles In 8th Inning G-Pinch Hit For Walsh In 9th Inning INJURY: Stan Gunner INJURED (for 15 more games) in 2nd inning Ghosts.......... 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 8 0 All Stars....... 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 - 3 8 0 Ghosts IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET E.Walsh LOSS(7-9) 8 8 3 3 1 6 0 142 3.97 A1 Totals 8 8 3 3 1 6 0 All Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET J.Williams 6 7 1 1 3 2 0 102 3.58 A1 C9 B.Knowles WIN(5-3) 1 2/3 1 0 0 1 2 0 31 4.88 D1 D7 S.Knowles HOLD(2nd) 0 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.71 D8 D8 J.Kronside SAVE(6th) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 18 1.79 D9 Totals 9 8 1 1 5 5 0 ATTENDANCE- 49,917 DATE- Wednesday, June 20th 1900 TIME- Night T- 1:51 LEFT ON BASE- Ghosts:11 All Stars: 8 DOUBLE PLAYS- Ghosts: 0 All Stars: 0 DOUBLES- J.Potpie-2(10th), D.Palmer(8th) CAUGHT STEALING- F.Chance SACRIFICE HITS- B.Wallace WALKS- F.Chance, T.Speaker, B.Wallace, R.Schalk, E.Walsh, P.Pflaggstettler HIT BY PITCH- S.Gunner, B.Blade STRIKE OUTS- E.Collins, F.Chance-2, J.Tinker-2, A.Tucker, J.Nights, J.Potpie, K.Ton, B.Bullock, J.Williams BALKS- J.Williams WILD PITCHES- B.Knowles, J.Kronside WEB GEMS- Top 2nd: Stan Gunner robbed Bobby Wallace of an extra base hit. Top 6th: Sean Treacy robbed Joe Jackson of a base hit.
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:55 PM   #490
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Dynasty Update

We are rapidly approaching the All-Star break...I'll post the current vote totals soon...

Also, we had an off day on the 18th (I know I labled the post incorrectly), during that off day, the NL Posters won, so our lead is down to just 1 game with Fozz, Babson and now Gunner on the shelf.

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Old 09-21-2007, 07:25 PM   #491
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GAME 75 - JUNE 21 - RADIO BROADCAST

Welcome to FOFC Stadium!
And in a moment we'll be ready
for the game between
FOFC and Dead Ball Era
The ump shouts "PLAY BALL!"
We're ready to go here in FOFC
Eddie Collins to lead it
off for Dead Ball Era
Nielsen fires
Collins fouls it back
Way back into the upper deck
. . . Collins back in the box
And here comes the next pitch
Checked swing by Collins
Called ball four
Hays motions down to the third base umpire
He gives the "safe" sign
with no hesitation
Eddie walks to lead it off

Chance fouls off the bunt attempt
The count goes to 1 and 2, we'll have
to see if they keep the bunt play on

From Fresno CA, Frank Chance,
who attended the U of Washington
for a time,
is approaching the plate
Chance is batting .255 with
no HR's this year
Nielsen looks down at Hays for the sign
Shakes him off once... twice...

Now he has the pitch he wants
He brings it home
Curveball, high in the strike zone...
Chance goes after it...
There's a high fly... going deep
K. A. Ton leaps at the fence...
He can't get it...
It's gone

A home run for Frank Chance

Speaker finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
Speaker has hit 10 home runs this year
Nielsen tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
Nielsen's into his windup... the pitch
Strike three swinging...
Now that is something you
don't see very often
Speaker rarely ever strikes out
But Nielsen got him that time!
With one down, up next is Ty Cobb
To be followed by Joe Jackson

Ty Cobb is up next for Dead Ball Era
One out, top of the 1st
Dead Ball Era leads 2 to 0
Joe Jackson is on deck
Cobb is one of the best hitters around
Nielsen likes the sign
The pitch is on the way
Struck him out on a fastball
Cobb goes down swinging
Two men gone, nobody on
Dead Ball Era leads by 2

Now batting will be the left
fielder, Joe Jackson
Jackson a lefty in the batter's box
facing the lefthanded Nielsen
A battle of lefties...
Nielsen looks down at Hays for the sign
Now he's ready
The pitch on the way, here it is...
Jackson hits a grounder into the hole
Sean Treacy somehow reaches the ball...
But he's in no position to make a throw
Base hit for Jackson

Tinker settles in at the plate
Jackson will be running if it's hit
Rob gets the sign from Hays
Rob rocks and fires
Joe Tinker hits a high pop
fly to the infield
Jeff Nights calls everyone off
The ball drifts a bit
But Nights is there to make the play
After one-half inning
It's Dead Ball Era 2, All
Stars coming to bat

Here's the center fielder Tucker
To lead off the inning
He'll be followed by Jeff Nights
And then Persimmon Pflaggstettler
Jack Chesbro steps off the
mound toward second
Gives the resin bag a toss
Now he toes the rubber...
He's ready to go
Chesbro rocks and fires
Tucker swings
It's a drooper into shallow left field
Wallace is running with his
back to the infield
He reaches up...
What a grab!
One gone for FOFC

Nights moseys up to the plate
Persimmon Pflaggstettler is heading
for the on-deck circle
Dead Ball Era on top 2 to 0
Jack peers in for the sign...

Shakes off the first one...
Likes the second one
Chesbro goes into his windup
And here's the 0-1 offering
Bouncer in the hole
and past Frank Chance...
Base hit into right field!
That one had eyes on it
Good piece of hitting by Nights

Pflaggstettler steps in...
He pounds the bat on the plate
Now he is ready
Dead Ball Era is set up for two
Chesbro has the sign from Schalk
The pitch is on the way
Base hit to right for Pflaggstettler
Third base coach Dick Howser
thinks he can make it...
Here comes Nights...
The throw is cut off...
That holds Pflaggstettler at first

Coming up is Potpie for FOFC
Runners on first and third...
A dangerous homerun hitter at the plate
7th in the league in home runs
this year with 19
Potpie waiting for the pitch
Potpie has hit 19 home runs this year
Chesbro adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Schalk
The pitch to Potpie...
Jeeberoni Potpie hits a
medium deep fly ball
Tris Speaker lines up his
throw to the plate
He makes the catch, and here's the throw
SAFE!
As the ball trickles away from the catcher

Stepping in the batter's box, Ton
Pflaggstettler at first, two away
Ton's bat has been very quiet
so far this season
In 90 at bats, he is only batting .244
He's also strikeout prone
Ton waits for the delivery
Now the delivery, here is is...
Bounced towards the hole
Tremendous diving grab by Wallace!
THE LONG THROW . . .
HE GOT HIM!!!
Score It: 6-3
And that retires the side

Wallace is making his way to home plate
He's digging out his "spot"
in the batter's box
He's taking several practice swings

Bending from side to side

Finally, he's ready
Dead Ball Era on top 2 to 1
And Rob studies the sign from Hays...
Now he's got it
The lefty Nielsen delivers
Curve in the dirt... and Wallace holds up
Looked like he went around from here
But the plate umpire says no
Hays asks the first base ump's opinion
He says Wallace went around
Strike three, swinging
One out
Due up next is Ray Schalk

Nielsen glares in at Schalk
Ray Schalk just calmly stares right back
Infield at regular depth
Ray will be facing the left-handed Nielsen
from the right side of the plate
He has a .240 average overall
But Ray murders southpaws
with a .347 average
He's ready
The lefthander Nielsen comes home with it
Schalk chases the low curve...
He gets under it, lifting a fly...
It's deep to left...
He hit it well... Ton back to the fence
Doesn't have a prayer
He can just watch like you and me
HOME RUN!!
That ball sailed outta here!

Coming up for Dead Ball
Era is Jack Chesbro
Nobody on base, one out
Rob looks for the sign he wants...
Shakes off the first one
But he likes the next
Here's Nielsen's windup
And the lefthander comes home with it
The batter checks his swing
Here's the appeal
Chesbro held up, and draws a walk
Nielsen isn't happy at all with that call

Chesbro is taking his lead from first
Nielsen steps off the rubber
Looks Chesbro back to the bag

Eddie Collins moves in to face Nielsen
1 on, 1 out here in the top of the 2nd
So far this year Collins is batting .335
He has 13 doubles, 4 triples
6 homeruns with 33 RBI's
and 19 stolen bases
Hays flashes the sign...
Nielsen shakes it off, he wants another...

Now he's happy
The stretch... the 3-2 delivery
Fastball down low...
Collins swings and hits one out to left
K. A. Ton is drifting over...
Now he's under it...
Easy out for Nielsen
Chesbro trots back to first
That's two away

With two out
Batting for Dead Ball Era now is Chance
Chance steps out of the batter's
box to get the sign
Frank is 1 for 1 today
Chance is waiting
His bat is wiggling slightly
The southpaw Nielsen's delivery
on the 1-1 pitch
Chance hits a slider to the
third base side of short
Nights going hard to his right...
Backhands the groundball...
He stops, plants, and throws to second...
And gets the forceout on
the sliding Chesbro
Putting an end to Dead Ball Era's inning
That wraps up the inning for Dead Ball Era
Time to check out the rest of the scores

Turn of Century and Caribbean
have yet to score
NL Post WWII is in front
of AL Post WWII 6 to 3
Japanese League is on top
of AL Pre WWII 2 to 0
Left Outs slipping by Old Timers 3 to 1
Negro League I and NL Pre
WWII have yet to score
Rogan battling Hubbell
Late 20th with the lead over
Negro League II 3 to 0

Palmer saunters to the plate...
He stretches out a little
Then kicks the dirt from his spikes...

Now he steps into the batter's box
Chesbro rubs down the ball...
Now he's asking for a new one
After he rubs this one down
He looks in for the sign
Chesbro quick pitches him
Comebacker, right to Chesbro
Over to Chance for the easy out
One down for FOFC
Harry Hays is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to
the plate for FOFC

Nobody on base, one away
Hays steps into the batter's box
Hays is batting .327 with 6 HR's this year
Chesbro has the sign from Schalk
"Happy Jack" fires it homeward...
Hays hits a three hopper
towards Bobby Wallace
Wallace scoops it and fires
it to first for the out
Two down

Treacy coming up for FOFC
Nobody on, two away
Treacy steps out of the box...
Looks towards Dick Howser for a sign
Treacy awaits the delivery
Chesbro brings it to the plate
Extra base hit to center for Treacy
Tris Speaker is trying to get to it
This might be stretched into a triple!
No... he decides to hold up

Nielsen is up now for FOFC
Nielsen is trying to get
comfortable in the box
Digging that back foot in
The umpire says let's go
Nielsen is ready
Chesbro's righthanded delivery...
Base hit to right for Nielsen
Dick Howser is waving the runner home...
The throw is cut off...
And that allows the run to score

Up next for the All Stars
The hometown center fielder, A. J. Tucker
Nielsen will be running if it's hit
Chesbro eyes Tucker intently
Here's the 1-0 offering
He rips a grounder to short
Wallace grabs it
Tosses to second
He's out
Score It: 6-4
The runner on first, Nielsen, is out
That's all for the All Stars
in the 2nd inning
They get 1 run across
We go to the 3rd...
It's Ghosts 3, All Stars 2

Dead Ball Era will send Speaker,
Ty Cobb, and Joe Jackson to face
Rob Nielsen this inning
Speaker is 0 for 1 today
Left-hander Rob Nielsen prepares
for the pitch
to the left-handed swinging Speaker
The lefthander Nielsen delivers
Slow ground ball
Treacy is charging it
He fires it to first
He's OUT
With one gone
Dead Ball Era will have Ty Cobb coming up
A dangerous hitter, no doubt about it

The right fielder, Cobb, is ready to bat
Dead Ball Era leads 3 to 2
in the top of the 3rd
Cobb is 0 for 1 today
Nielsen is on the third-base
side of the rubber...
Here's the 2-1 pitch
Cobb swings at a breaking ball...
It's going to be in there for a hit...
A. J. Tucker is after it...
Cobb is around first and
on his way to second
The throw is going to be late
He will be in there for a stand-up double
He is 1 for 2 now and has extended
his hitting streak to 14 games

Stepping in is Jackson
Cobb at second, one out
Home plate is covered with dirt
The ump cleans it off
Nielsen ready quickly, looks
in for the sign
Nielsen's 3-2 pitch...
It's in on the wrists
Joe tried to hold up
Now it appears he will be awarded first...
Yes, Nielsen walks him

Walking up to the plate now is Tinker
Bobby Wallace waits on deck
Joe is 0 for 1 this summer evening
He popped out in his last plate appearance
Nielsen wastes no time
He has the sign from Hays
Nielsen brings it home
And Tinker will sit down...
strike three called
Two gone for Dead Ball Era

Cobb inches away from the base
Cobb is off on the pitch!
Hays takes the pitch...
The throw...
Headfirst slide by Cobb...
Down goes Palmer!...
He makes the catch anyway
but can't make the tag...
Credit it a steal of third!
That's 25 out of 33 for Cobb this year

Bobby Wallace steps into the box
Wallace is 0 for 2 today
Nielsen shakes off two signs
Now he's ready
Now Rob delivers
He hits a tough grounder to short
Taken by Nights
Over to Potpie
Got him!
Score It: 6-3
That retires the side...
Wallace fails to come through
in the clutch
For Dead Ball Era, No runs, one hit,
no errors and 2 men left on base

Jeff Nights will step into the
box to start the inning
FOFC would like to get some
runners on board
Nights looks for a sign from third
Dick Howser delivers it to Jeff
Jeff is 1 for 1 today
singled his last at bat
Nights waits
The righthander Chesbro delivers
Fastball, lined to right...
Base hit for Nights...
Cobb over...Grabs it on the big hop...
Fires it back in...
Holding Nights at first

Nights inches slowly away from the bag
The runner can't seem to get a good lead

Persimmon Pflaggstettler
steps into the box
Chesbro is asking for a new ball...
The ump throws him a new one...
Chesbro looks in...
Now he's ready
Now Jack delivers
It's low
and it gets away from Schalk!
It's rolling to the backstop
Now Schalk has it
too late, the damage is done.
It's scored a wild pitch.

Pflaggstettler squares, and
bunts it down the line
Tinker picks it up and fires to first
OUT by a whisker
Had Pflaggstettler been
a left-handed hitter
He might have had a hit
Score it a sacrifice
One away in the bottom of the 3rd for FOFC

Potpie, FOFC's first baseman,
is coming to the plate
He is finished with his pre-bat warmup
K. A. Ton waits on deck
Right-hander Chesbro prepares
for the pitch
to the right-handed swinging Potpie
Chesbro fires
Potpie swings...and lifts it to left
Potpie throws the bat down in disgust
And doesn't even run it out
As Jackson makes the catch
and Nights has to hold
That attitude won't sit well
with the FOFC manager
Dead Ball Era on top 3 to 2
with two away this inning

The All Stars' left fielder is up next
FOFC has 1 on board with 2 outs
Jack is ready
Here's the righthander's delivery
It's a dying quail headed
towards the outfield
OHHHH, snagged by a retreating
Wallace for the out
Outstanding range shown on that play!
That ends the inning
After 3 innings, Dead Ball Era leads by 1

Ray Schalk, Jack Chesbro,
and Eddie Collins are due
up for the Ghosts
Dead Ball Era leads, 3-2
Ray is hitting at .244 on the year
He has 51 hits in 209 at bats
Today, he is 1 for 1
Schalk homered his last time up
He's ready
It's coming down the pike
Schalk goes after Nielsen's fastball...
He gets under it a little...
But it is going way back in left-center
Tucker is retreating after it quickly
He is right at the fence...
He goes up after it...
And brings it down in the webbing!
Ray just missed a homer on that one
Only a long out for the
Dead Ball Era catcher
One up, one down

And it brings up Jack Chesbro
On deck is Eddie Collins
Frank Chance in the hole
Stepping in and then stepping out again
Chesbro looks to third for a sign
Nielsen studies his sign
Nielsen brings it to the plate
Ground ball through the middle
Treacy ranges behind second
Nice pick up...
Twists and fires it
OUT!
Two up, two down

Collins gets set at the plate
Nielsen is rubbing the ball up
Now the umpire wants to take a look
No problems found...
Now Nielsen gets the sign from Hays
Nielsen winds his left arm
Lets it go
Comebacker, right to Nielsen
Over to Potpie for the easy out
That wraps up the inning for Dead Ball Era
By the way, Dead Ball Era is 4 and
6 in their last ten games

Deacon Palmer stepping in
He will be the first batter for FOFC
We are in the bottom of the 4th
Dead Ball Era leads 3 to 2
So far this season
Palmer is hitting .299
when facing righthanded pitching
Palmer is set for the 2 strike pitch
Here's his delivery
Palmer really smacks this one
He was waiting on the change
It's a gapper...
But hit high...
Jackson was positioned well
and has a shot at it
He is still running...
On the warning track...
He jumps...
It's off the wall
Getting past him!
Up in a hurry...
Joe fires it in to Collins on a line
but Palmer has himself a stand-up double
arriving ahead of the throw

Next up for FOFC is Harry Hays
Palmer is on second, nobody out
Chesbro steps on the rubber
Way ahead in the count
Chesbro turns the 0-2 pitch loose
Right down the middle... strike three
Hays must have been looking
for something else
He just froze on that pitch
And there's one away

Sean Treacy steps up to the plate
Treacy is 1 for 2 today, with no walks
Chesbro gets the sign
The 1-1 pitch
Dribbler to first
Chance takes it to the bag himself
Score It: 3
John McGraw will be bringing
in a relief pitcher
Chief Bender has been called
from the bullpen
A few warm up tosses and
we'll be set to go

Rob Nielsen, the pitcher,
strides to the plate
Watching Bender, Nielsen wiggles the bat
He's ready for the pitch
Nielsen waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Palmer is dancing off third
Bender is ignoring him
Here's the pitch
Curve, a beauty...
Strike three looking!
That's all for the All Stars
in the 4th inning
No runs, one hit, no errors and
one man left on base...
We go to the 5th...
Dead Ball Era on top 3 to 2

Frank Chance stops at the on deck circle
Takes a couple more practice swings
Now heads for the plate
Nielsen steps on the rubber...
Looks in for the sign
Nielsen brings it to the plate
Chance drops a bunt
Nielsen is off the mound
Treacy comes in after it
Nielsen scoops it up bare-handed
Flicks it to Potpie
Got him!
Nice play!

Walking up now to the plate is Speaker
Speaker is 0 for 2 today
Rob Nielsen has struck out 4 and walked 3
He's rubbing up the ball as he
looks over at Benton Breeze
Nielsen winds and delivers
The 3-1 pitch
Grounded towards the sack
Potpie to Nielsen covering first
Score It: 3-1
Two down
Rob Nielsen retires
the first two batters in order

Now here's Cobb
Cobb is one of the best hitters around
Nielsen is happy with the sign
The lefthander delivers
Cobb starts... but lays off
the pitch upstairs
Ball four, Nielsen walks him

Cobb watches Nielsen move...
He's moving away from the bag
Fastball low and away...Hays
blocks the pitch...
And Cobb is on the run!
Up and firing is Hays...
Cobb is in there under the tag
Not a strong throw by Hays

Joe Jackson steps into the box
Jackson wiggles the bat above his head
Nielsen gets the sign, it's one he likes
The southpaw delivers
Bounced towards the hole
Taken by Potpie
Over to first
NOT IN TIME!
Jackson gets an infield hit
Cobb takes third

Tinker, the third baseman, moves
into the batter's box

Dead Ball Era on top 3 to 2
Tinker has a .310 average
against lefthanders
He is .288 overall
Joe is set for the pitch
Nielsen looks to first...
over his shoulder to third...
The pitch
Tinker swings and lifts one toward right
Pflaggstettler drifts over slowly...
He is under it now...
And makes the easy catch...
That retires the side
Dead Ball Era comes up empty-handed
Here in the top of the 5th
No runs, one hit, no errors
and 2 men left on base

Tucker saunters to the plate
He does some stretching...
Knocks the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
A. J. is hitting at .298 on the year
He has 91 hits in 305 at bats
FOFC's leadoff hitter has scored
50 runs this year
The count is nothing and 2
Tucker has to protect the plate
Bender kicks and fires
Strike three swinging!
With an 0 and 2 count, Bender threw
it on the outside corner
Tucker had to go after it
Chief did a good job
of pin-pointing that ball
It was too close to let go by...
but not good enough to hit
One down for FOFC
Jeff Nights is still in the on-deck circle
and Persimmon Pflaggstettler is looking
for a bat in the dugout

Next up is Jeff Nights, the FOFC shortstop
Bender wastes no time
He has the sign from Schalk
The righthander delivers
He misses outside
Ball four

Persimmon Pflaggstettler is up next
FOFC's right fielder finds 1 on with 1 out
Dead Ball Era is set up for two
Bender is ready quickly
Now to the belt, here it is...
Fastball, high and tight
Ball Four
Chin music...
Pflaggstettler didn't like it

With one out, and two men on
Potpie strides purposefully to the plate
Against righthanders
Potpie is hitting .302
Bender is on the first-base
side of the rubber...
Bender checks the runners
Fastball, misses outside
Ball four

Planting his right foot
Ton is set in the box...

The infield shifts slightly to the left
for the right hand hitting Ton
Ton scuffs up the lines around the box
Bender looks down at Schalk
for the sign...
Shakes him off once... twice
Now he has the pitch he wants
Righthander Bender's delivery
Changeup, Ton was looking for it...
He smacks a deep fly to left-center...
Speaker is at the warning track...
Waits...
Off the fence!
Ton's headed for third...
Triple for K. A. Ton!
Neither Jackson nor Speaker
could get to that one
K. A. clears the bases
He now has 3 RBI's on the day

Palmer is up near the batter's box
He is going through his obligatory ritual
Finally, he steps in
The outfield's shaded towards
left for Palmer
He's 1 for 2 today
Bender steps off the rubber...
Adjusts his cap...
Now he's ready
Ton is dancing off third
Bender is ignoring him
Here's the pitch
Hit in the air to left
Camped under it is Jackson
And he has it
Two down
Schalk asks for a new ball
He calls time and trots out to the mound
A conference going on between
Schalk and Bender

Two gone, Ton at third
Batting now is Harry Hays
Hays is at .323 on the season
Bender adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Schalk
Here's the 2-0 offering
Drilled on the ground to short
Wallace grabs it
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 6-3
That ends the bottom of the 5th
3 runs, one hit, no errors
and one man left on base
After 5 innings, FOFC leads by 2

Here's Bobby Wallace leading off
Ray Schalk is on deck
And Chief Bender is in the hole
Wallace is taking his practice swings
Bobby is 0 for 2 this evening
He grounded out last time at bat
Bobby steadies his bat
And waits patiently for Nielsen's pitch
The 1-0 delivery by the lefthander
Over the outside corner
Wallace hits the curve right to second...
Blade takes it on the second hop
Fires to 1st...
Wallace is out by a couple of steps
That's one away

Now batting will be Ray Schalk
The catcher is walking to the plate
Bases empty... one out
FOFC leads Dead Ball Era by 2 runs
Schalk can't seem to get
settled at the plate
Schalk looks very intent...
He stares down at Nielsen...
Cocks his bat
The southpaw Nielsen's delivery
Comebacker, right to Nielsen
Over to Potpie for the easy out
'Come back, Little Sheba'
And there's two away

Ghosts pitcher Chief Bender
will bat for himself
Before getting ready
Bender checks out the defensive alignment
Left-hander Rob Nielsen prepares
for the pitch
to the right-handed swinging Bender
And the delivery by Nielsen
Curveball in the dirt
Swung on and missed...Strike three
Hays fumbles it,
but quickly recovers to tag Bender
That's it for Dead Ball Era
Here at FOFC Stadium, After
5 and a half innings,
FOFC has 5 runs, 7 hits and no errors
While Dead Ball Era has 3 runs,
5 hits and no errors
Dead Ball Era has left 6 on base
FOFC has stranded 5

Here's Blade to lead off the inning
Before he does...
lets take a look at the scoreboard

Turn of Century and Caribbean
have yet to score
NL Post WWII is edging AL Post WWII 9 to 8
Schmidt has hit his 10th homerun
for NL Post WWII
Japanese League slipping
by AL Pre WWII 4 to 2
Left Outs is edging Old Timers 3 to 2
Negro League I with the lead
over NL Pre WWII 6 to 3
Foster comfortably ahead
for Negro League I
Late 20th is giving it to
Negro League II 6 to 1
Maddux enjoying the big Late 20th lead
And in our matchup FOFC on top 5 to 3
Remember, FOFC is 1st in the National
We're in the bottom of the 6th
Bender has the sign he wants
With a 1-2 count... here's the pitch
Off-speed pitch...
Blade swings at it...
its a high fly to deep center
Speaker bolting after it...
This one might carry all the way
Speaker jumps for it...
It bounds off the fence
Blade cruises into second
as the throw comes in
It's a two-bagger for Barrett Blade

Nielsen fouls off the bunt attempt
The count goes to 1 and 2, we'll have
to see if they keep the bunt play on
Nielsen looks to lay one down
Nielsen bunts it foul for
the third strike...
That's a strikeout!

Tucker finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
Tucker looks down toward the third
base coach, Dick Howser
The count is nothing and 2
Tucker has to protect the plate
Chief rocks and fires
Base hit to left for Tucker
Dick Howser is waving the runner home...
The throw is cut off...
And that allows the run to score

With Persimmon Pflaggstettler on deck
Batting now for FOFC is Nights
Nights is taking his practice swings
Jeff is 2 for 2 this evening
He drew a walk last time at bat
He's waiting on the pitch
Still waiting...

Now he steps out of the box...
We have a game of cat and mouse going on
OK, now we're ready to go
as Nights steps back in
Bender checks Tucker on first
Now the 2 strike pitch
Long fly ball to left
This one is deep!
SAY SO LONG TO THAT ONE!!!
Jeff Nights has hit a TREMENDOUS blast!!!
That is Jeff Nights' 7th
home run of the year.

Walking up to the plate
now is Pflaggstettler
Jeeberoni Potpie waits on deck
Right-hander Bender eyes the
righty Pflaggstettler
The righthander delivers
Low slider...
Pflaggstettler takes a big rip at it...
Lofts a deep fly ball...
It could be going...
IT IS!!...
HOME RUN FOR FOFC!

Facing Bender now is Potpie
Gerald Gazelle heads to the on deck circle
Deacon Palmer waits in the hole
Potpie has hit 19 home runs this year
Bender is in the tank right now
He's coughed up 7 runs on 5 hits
Here's the 1-2 offering
Extra base hit to center for Potpie
Tris Speaker is trying to get to it
This might be stretched into a triple!
No... he decides to hold up

Here's Gerald Gazelle
Gazelle digs in on the right side
of the plate facing the righty Bender
Bender wastes no time
He has the sign from Schalk
Bender brings it home
Curve in the dirt... and Gazelle holds up
Looked like he went around from here
But the plate umpire says no
Gazelle will take first on the walk
Number 1 today for Gazelle

John McGraw is visiting the mound...
He decides to stick with Chief Bender
Deacon Palmer steps into the box
Palmer gets set
He's 1 for 3 so far
It's turning into a long evening
for Chief Bender
Bender brings it to the plate
The pitch gets away from Bender
Schalk can't handle it
Charge a wild pitch to Chief Bender

Deacon Palmer steps into the box
Palmer is 1 for 3 today
For the season, Deacon has 4 homers
9 doubles, and 2 triples
He has scored 22 runs
while driving in 22
Set now is Palmer
The pitch is on the way
Palmer flies out to center
Dick Howser is giving the green light...
The throw is coming home...
Aggressive baserunning by FOFC...
Not cut-off...
Schalk is trying to block the plate
(Ability to block: Great,)...
Potpie is out at home!

Collins will come up to lead off the
top of the 7th for Dead Ball Era
Collins looks down toward
the third base coach
Left-hander Rob Nielsen prepares
for the pitch
to the left-handed swinging Collins
The southpaw winds and delivers
Fastball... down and away...
Nielsen just misses the
corner... ball four
That's 5 walks given up by Nielsen today

Collins at first, nobody out
Chance comes to the plate
1 for 3 today
Chance looks for a sign from third
Jim Thorpe with the hand signals
Chance is set
It's coming down the pike
Base hit to left for Chance
Jim Thorpe puts up the stop sign...
Collins will stay at second

Pounding the plate with his bat
Speaker awaits the pitch
Speaker has hit 10 home runs this year
Nielsen has a 6-hitter going
through 6 innings
The pay-off pitch...
Speaker drives the ball to
right for extra bases
Collins scores
Jim Thorpe plays it safe and
stops him at third...
Double for Speaker

Ty Cobb makes his way to home plate
Cobb is trying to get comfortable
in the box
Digging that back foot in
Rob Nielsen is having a good year
He is 7th in wins with 9

Now Nielsen is looking for a sign
Here's his delivery
Smashed on the ground
into right field
Ty Cobb has a base hit
Chance scores from third!
Speaker scores from second!

Coming to the plate is Jackson
Cobb's the runner on first
He's doing his best to unnerve Nielsen
Joe is batting at .354 with 2 home runs
He is 2 for 2 so far today
Hays flashes the sign...
Nielsen waves it off...
Now he's happy
The southpaw Nielsen's delivery
on the 2-0 pitch
Jackson drives the ball to
right for extra bases
Jim Thorpe won't risk sending
the runner home...
Double for Jackson

Tinker now at the plate
Bobby Wallace waits on deck
2 men in scoring position
Rodney steps on the rubber...
Looks in for the sign
The righthander Rodney's delivery
Swung on and missed...
Tinker is down on strikes
One down...
Rodney has to continue to bear down

Up next...shortstop Bobby Wallace
Bobby is a reliable hitter
and has a smooth glove
Wallace is at .245 on the season
James is ready
The stretch... the pitch
Wallace flies out to right
Jim Thorpe will send the runner home...
The throw is coming home...
Cobb scores!

Schalk digs in at the plate
Ready now for Rodney to come set
Rodney steps on the rubber
Here's the 2 strike offering
The ball is low and outside
Did he go around?...
Yes!
So Dead Ball Era leaves a
runner down at second
FOFC leads by 2
We will be right back...

It's time for the 7th inning stretch!

Bottom of the lineup coming up for FOFC
Harry Hays will step in to face Bender
to start the bottom of the 7th
Barrett Blade is heading
for the on-deck circle
Hays swinging from the right side
facing the righty Bender
Hays waits patiently
Now Chief delivers
Hays is gone on strikes
Left with the bat still in
the cocked position
FOFC with one away
Bender steps off the mound as
he waits for Barrett Blade to
come to the plate

Barrett Blade, the second baseman,
strides to the plate
Blade is 1 for 1 today
Chief Bender steps off the
mound toward second
Gives the resin bag a toss
Now he toes the rubber...
He's ready to go
Bender fires
Curve in the dirt... and Blade holds up
Looked like he went around from here
But the man in blue says no
Schalk appeals to first
Appeal fails
Blade will take first on the walk
That's 1 walk today for Blade

Gonzalez is up now for FOFC
Gonzalez digs in from the left side
of the plate against the righty Bender
Gonzalez gets ready for Bender's pitch
His bat is cocked
Bender goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Blade
He lobs one to Chance...
Blade is back easily
We're ready again
Now Bender comes home
A hard smash to Chance
He makes a one handed grab
Flips to Wallace for one...
Back to Chance for the double play!
Oh that was a thing of beauty to watch
That is the third out for FOFC here
in the last of the seventh
The attendance has just been
announced at 47295

Harry Hooper is swinging a bat
He'll come up to hit for Chief Bender

Harry Hooper to lead things
off for Dead Ball Era
FOFC with a 2 run lead
The visitors will try to quiet the crowd
A few base runners would do the trick
We'll see how they pitch to Hooper
Hooper gets set for the pitch
He brings it home
Hooper hits a three hopper
towards Barrett Blade
Blade scoops it and fires
it to first for the out
So one up and one gone

Eddie Collins is coming to the plate
FOFC leads by 2
We're in the top of the 8th
Eddie steps out to check for his sign
Now he steps back in
Jim Thorpe relays the sign
from John McGraw
Collins drew a walk last time up
and now is 0 for 2
Time is called...
Don't know what for...

Now we appear ready
The righthander Kronside delivers
Groundball off the change-up...
Past Potpie at first...
It's rolling into the outfield grass...
Collins gets a base hit

Stretching to his lead is Collins
He has this down to a science
He is an outstanding base stealer
He gives opposing teams fits
Kronside throws over to first...
He puts nothin' on it...
Just a bluff...
Now he is set again...
Spins and fires one to first...
Collins dives back...
SAFE!
WOW! That was a real belly whopper!

Frank Chance is at the plate
Chance asks the ump for time
Now he's back in
O.K. Chance is ready
The 2 strike pitch
STRIKE THREE!

Speaker is the batter
Collins' the runner on first
He's doing a little jig off first
to rattle the pitcher
Tris is hitting at .309 on the year
He has 80 hits in 259 at bats
This includes 20 doubles, 5 triples
10 home runs and 55 RBI's
Speaker readies himself for the pitch
Way ahead in the count
Kronside turns the 0-2 pitch loose
Bouncer to second
Taken by Blade
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 4-3
That wraps up the inning for Dead Ball Era
So After 7 and a half innings
FOFC has 9 runs, 12 hits and no errors
While Dead Ball Era has 7 runs,
10 hits and no errors
Dead Ball Era has left 8 stranded
FOFC has failed to bring home 6
Three Finger Brown will be coming
on to pitch for Dead Ball Era
Three Finger has appeared
in 24 games this season
with a record of 2-5
In 34 innings, he has an 2.91 ERA
Chief Bender has finished his work
here this evening

Here's the center fielder Tucker
To lead off the inning
He'll be followed by Jeff Nights
And then Persimmon Pflaggstettler
Tucker is batting .300 with
2 HR's this year
Three Finger gets the sign from Schalk
Here's the windup and the 3-2 delivery
Long fly to right
Cobb has a long run...
He's there and hauls it in
Tucker is retired on a fairly deep fly
One out
The All Stars have a 2 run lead


One out, nobody on base
Jeff Nights is the batter
Nights is 3 for 3 today
Jeff hit a two-run homer last time up
Brown tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
Righthander Brown's delivery
The batter checks his swing
Here's the appeal
Nights held up, and draws a walk
Brown isn't happy at all with that call

The All Stars' right fielder is up next
FOFC has 1 on board with 1 out
Dead Ball Era is set up for two
Brown is rubbing the ball up
Pitchers develop very calloused hands
over the course of a season
They want to get the ball
as rough as they can
Brown brings it to the plate
Pflaggstettler watches a roundhouse
curve all the way in
Strike Three called!
That one started out right at Persimmon,
In fact, he started to bend back
out of the way
Brown just delivered a sweeping curve
that just caught
the inside corner of the plate
Two down

Jeeberoni Potpie is up next
The All Stars' first baseman
finds 1 on with 2 outs
Nights will be running if it's hit
Brown looks down at Schalk for the sign

Now he's ready...
The stretch... the 3-2 delivery
Potpie watches a roundhouse
curve all the way in
Strike Three called!
That one started out right at Jeeberoni,
In fact, he started to bend back
out of the way
Brown just delivered a sweeping curve
that just caught
the inside corner of the plate
That ends the bottom of the 8th
After 8 innings, the All Stars lead by 2

Cobb saunters to the plate...
He stretches out a little
Then kicks the dirt from his spikes...

Now he steps into the batter's box
Kronside is slow to get ready

He has a 1.74 ERA this year
Now he's ready
Here's the pitch
There's a towering fly ball hit by Cobb
Gazelle sprints over, and makes the catch
One up, one down for Dead Ball Era

So that brings up Joe Jackson
the Dead Ball Era left fielder
Jackson is one of the best hitters around
Kronside toes the rubber again
He gets his sign from Hays
Kronside brings it to the plate
Jackson starts... but lays
off the pitch upstairs
Ball four, Kronside walks him

John McGraw will send up a pinch hitter
Yes, Zack Wheat steps out of the dugout
He will be up there against Knowles
Wheat is batting .237 on the year
.385 as a pinch hitter
Zack has 1 home run as a pinch hitter

The Ghosts are down to their last 2 outs
Zack Wheat is due up next
Wheat grips the bat handle
Wheat waits for the pitch
Knowles goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Jackson
He lobs one to Potpie...
Jackson is back easily...

We're ready again
Now Knowles comes home
The Whiff!
Knowles punches Wheat out!
That's two away

Rhody is now batting
Hays flashes the sign...
Knowles shakes it off, he wants another...

Now he's happy
Knowles checks Jackson on first...
The 0-1 delivery
Bounding ball to short
Taken by Nights
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 6-3
And that will do it for Dead Ball Era
FOFC wins 9 to 7
Nielsen gets credit for the win
Knowles notches the save
Bender takes the loss
The hitting star for FOFC
was Jeff Nights
He was 3 for 3 with a homerun
And that wraps things up
So long from FOFC.
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:26 PM   #492
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BOXSCORE: 2001 Dead Ball Era Ghosts At 1000 FOFC All Stars 6/21/1900 Ghosts AB R H RBI AVG All Stars AB R H RBI AVG E.Collins 2B 3 2 1 0 .335 A.Tucker CF 5 1 1 1 .299 F.Chance 1B 5 2 2 2 .259 J.Nights SS 3 3 3 2 .282 T.Speaker CF 5 1 1 1 .308 P.Pflaggstettler RF 3 2 2 1 .309 T.Cobb RF 4 1 2 2 .390 J.Potpie 1B 3 1 1 1 .286 J.Jackson LF 3 0 3 0 .356 K.Ton LF 3 0 1 3 .247 J.Tinker 3B 4 0 0 0 .279 A-G.Gazelle LF 0 0 0 0 .269 E-Z.Wheat PH 1 0 0 0 .231 D.Palmer 3B 4 0 1 0 .314 B.Wallace SS 4 0 0 1 .244 H.Hays C 4 0 0 0 .318 R.Schalk C 4 1 1 1 .241 S.Treacy 2B 2 1 1 0 .276 J.Chesbro P 1 0 0 0 .231 B-B.Blade 2B 1 1 1 0 .230 C.Bender P 1 0 0 0 .143 R.Nielsen P 3 0 1 1 .125 D-H.Hooper PH 1 0 0 0 .158 J.Rodney P 0 0 0 0 ---- T.Brown P 0 0 0 0 .000 C-D.Gonzalez PH 1 0 0 0 .291 J.Kronside P 0 0 0 0 .000 S.Knowles P 0 0 0 0 ---- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- --- Totals 36 7 10 7 Totals 32 9 12 9 A-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Ton In 6th Inning B-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Treacy In 6th Inning C-Pinch Hit For Rodney In 7th Inning D-Pinch Hit For Bender In 8th Inning E-Pinch Hit For Tinker In 9th Inning INJURY: Jack Chesbro INJURED (for 0 more games) in 4th inning Ghosts.......... 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 - 7 10 0 All Stars....... 1 1 0 0 3 4 0 0 - 9 12 0 Ghosts IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET J.Chesbro 3 2/3 6 2 2 0 1 0 60 4.29 A1 B8 C.Bender LOSS(2-1) 3 1/3 6 7 7 5 4 2 70 6.67 B9 D9 T.Brown 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 24 2.83 E1 Totals 8 12 9 9 6 7 2 All Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET R.Nielsen WIN(10-4) 6 9 7 7 5 5 2 140 3.38 A1 D5 J.Rodney HOLD(2nd) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 3.29 D6 D8 J.Kronside HOLD(4th) 1 1/3 1 0 0 1 1 0 19 1.73 D9 E5 S.Knowles SAVE(13th) 0 2/3 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1.66 E6 Totals 9 10 7 7 6 9 2 ATTENDANCE- 47,295 DATE- Thursday, June 21st 1900 TIME- Night T- 2:05 LEFT ON BASE- Ghosts: 9 All Stars: 7 DOUBLE PLAYS- Ghosts: 2 All Stars: 0 DOUBLES- T.Speaker(20th), T.Cobb(20th), J.Jackson(20th), J.Potpie(11th), D.Palmer(9th), S.Treacy(7th), B.Blade(7th) TRIPLES- K.Ton(2nd) HOME RUNS- F.Chance(1st), R.Schalk(1st), J.Nights(7th), P.Pflaggstettler(12th) STOLEN BASES- T.Cobb-2(26th), J.Jackson(21st) SACRIFICE HITS- P.Pflaggstettler SACRIFICE FLIES- B.Wallace, J.Potpie WALKS- E.Collins-2, T.Cobb, J.Jackson-2, J.Chesbro, J.Nights-2, P.Pflaggstettler, J.Potpie, G.Gazelle, B.Blade STRIKE OUTS- F.Chance, T.Speaker, T.Cobb, J.Tinker-2, Z.Wheat, B.Wallace, R.Schalk, C.Bender, A.Tucker, P.Pflaggstettler, J.Potpie, H.Hays-2, R.Nielsen-2 GIDP- D.Gonzalez WILD PITCHES- J.Chesbro, C.Bender WEB GEMS- Bot 1st: Bobby Wallace robbed K. A. Ton of a base hit. Top 4th: Sean Treacy robbed Jack Chesbro of a base hit. Bot 6th: Ray Schalk blocked the plate, saving a run!
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It was really Hunters turn in the rotation, but with the big hitters in the Ghosts lineup all being left handed, I decided to let Nielsen go. It worked out, even though Nielsen didn't have his best stuff. Hunter will go in the next game.
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:32 PM   #494
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CURRENT ALL STAR VOTING - AMERICAN LEAGUE
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ALL-STAR SELECTIONS BY POSITION C J.Gibson(NLO) 1,190,698 B.Dickey(A1H) 897,914 1B L.Gehrig(A1H) 2,289,013 S.Oh(JLP) 1,301,558 2B E.Collins(DBH) 1,253,884 C.Gehringer(A1H) 1,134,333 3B H.Baker(DBH) 902,289 M.Dihigo(NLO) 767,596 SS C.Ripken(L20) 1,082,903 W.Wells(NLO) 886,927 LF E.Delahanty(OTH) 1,337,513 T.Williams(A2H) 1,226,919 CF T.Cobb(DBH) 1,636,956 M.Mantle(A2H) 1,622,070 RF B.Ruth(A1H) 2,213,419 S.Thompson(OTH) 1,133,880 Pi W.Johnson(DBH) 2,197,453 R.Clemens(L20) 1,960,699 P.Galvin(OTH) 1,874,964 L.Grove(A1H) 1,607,316 B.Rogan(NLO) 1,282,037 T.Lyons(A1H) 1,251,656 T.Glavine(L20) 1,145,213 H.Smith(NLO) 1,128,657 R.Johnson(L20) 874,558 B.Sutter(L20) 813,944 O.Radbourn(OTH) 797,826 G.Maddux(L20) 795,156
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:33 PM   #495
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ALL-STAR SELECTIONS BY POSITION C M.Gonzalez(CAP) 926,508 L.Santop(NLT) 744,775 1B J.Foxx(LOH) 1,768,767 J.Potpie(FAS) 953,581 2B J.Morgan(N2H) 1,470,735 N.Lajoie(TCH) 1,281,821 3B J.Wilson(NLT) 917,160 P.Traynor(N1H) 761,218 SS E.Banks(N2H) 2,289,013 H.Wagner(TCH) 1,068,994 LF G.Goslin(LOH) 1,138,141 J.Kelley(TCH) 1,015,384 CF W.Mays(N2H) 1,425,639 W.Wright(NLT) 1,404,510 RF M.Ott(N1H) 1,701,431 R.Clemente(N2H) 1,359,828 Pi R.Nielsen(FAS) 2,197,453 S.Koufax(N2H) 1,739,963 P.Alexander(N1H) 1,383,497 B.Gibson(N2H) 1,023,569 T.Seaver(N2H) 947,470 J.Marichal(N2H) 909,359 A.Rusie(TCH) 801,670 A.Mighty(FAS) 793,894 J.Williams(FAS) 792,602 J.Kronside(FAS) 774,628 B.Babson(FAS) 753,091 J.Mendez(CAP) 729,387
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:40 PM   #497
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GAME 76 - JUNE 22 - RADIO BROADCAST

Welcome to Shadowball Stadium!
And in a moment we'll be ready
for the game between
Negro League II and FOFC
The ump shouts "PLAY BALL!"
We're ready to go here in Negro League II
Jeff Nights to lead it off for FOFC
The southpaw Mathis' delivery
Breaking ball...
It darts down and out
as Nights swings way over it
He was fooled completely
Santop loses it momentarily,
but now finds the handle and tags
Jeff as he was heading for the dugout
One up, one down for FOFC

So that brings up A. J. Tucker
the FOFC left fielder
Tucker is batting .299 with
2 HR's this year
Mathis ready quickly, looks
in for the sign
Now ready, here it is...
Swung on and hit sharply to short
Brown plays it on one bounce
Over to Davis...
Out of there!
Two up, two down

The center fielder, Gerald
Gazelle, is up next
Gazelle scuffs up the lines around the box
Gazelle waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Mathis winds and delivers
There's a liner over short...
Solidly stroked by Gazelle
No chance for either Brown or Poles
That one had base hit written all over it

A big bopper coming to the plate...
Batting clean-up, Jeeberoni Potpie
Potpie is batting .286 with
19 homers this year
The umpire says let's go
Potpie is ready
Mathis' 2 strike pitch...
Mathis' fastball is ripped toward short
Brown can't get to it!
It is into the outfield...
Gazelle was off and running
with the crack of the bat
He is on his way to third...
They'll have a chance to get him...
Here's the throw...
SAFE!
A nice shot by Potpie
and a nice piece of baserunning as well
So there are runners on the corners
for Persimmon Pflaggstettler

Now here's Pflaggstettler
Mathis gets the sign, it's one he likes
Mathis brings it to the plate
Pflaggstettler swings awkwardly...
strike three
Mathis took something off
of that breaking ball
He had Pflaggstettler way out in front
That's it for FOFC here
in the top of the 1st
They leave 2 runners stranded
Negro League II has no runs,
no hits and no errors
While FOFC has no runs,
2 hits and no errors

FOFC has taken the field
here in the bottom of the first...
Here's the way they look, defensively
In the outfield from left to right
Tucker in left...
Gazelle in center...
And Pflaggstettler in right

The infield, third to first
Fouts will play the hot corner
Nights is at short
Over at second, Treacy
and at first base Potpie
Hunter gets the nod as starter
The backstop is Hays
Negro League II left fielder, Spotswood
Poles, will lead off
Poles is hitting .274 against righties
Poles is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Hunter
He's waiting for the pitch
He brings it home
In the dirt
And Poles holds up
He draws the walk
Nice way to start out the inning

The Twos' center fielder is up next
Negro League II has 1 on
board with no outs
Poles takes his lead
Hunter adjusts his cap...
Now he's set
It's coming down the pike
Base hit to right for Wright
Third base coach Willie Randolph
thinks he can make it...
Here comes Poles...
The throw is cut off...
That holds Wright at first

Taking his lead is Wright
The runner can't seem to get a good lead

Next up is Willard Brown, the
Negro League II shortstop
On-deck is Jud Wilson...
He'll be followed by Louis Santop
Brown is one of the best hitters around
Hunter looks down at Hays for the sign...
Shakes him off once... twice
Now he has the pitch he wants
The pitch to Brown...
Brown smacks a hard shot...
CAUGHT!
That ball was lined straight to third
Fouts just got his glove up in time
It saved his skin and a run!
One down...
Jud Wilson is due up next
Let's see what happens now

Negro League II third baseman,
Jud Wilson, is up next
Wilson has 32 doubles this year
Wilson waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Here's the righthander's delivery
Drilled on the ground to second
Treacy grabs it
Throws to second
He's out
They might turn it . . .
Double Play!
Score It: 4-6-3
Owen Hunter holds the Twos
scoreless in the first

Harry Hays stops at the on deck circle
Takes a couple more practice swings
Now heads for the plate
Mathis adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Santop
Here's the pitch
Sinker, down at the knees...
Swung on...
Hays hits a Baltimore chop...
Past the infield into left for a single!
That was a difficult ball to handle

Dan Fouts, the third baseman,
strides to the plate
Fouts is at .235 on the season
Mathis adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Santop
And the delivery by Mathis
Curveball, well throw, inside...
Dan Fouts swings...
Lofts a high fly...
Going deep...
Is there enough room for Hill?...
This one may be out of here...
There she goes!!
A two-run shot by Dan Fouts
FOFC with the tie-breaker!
That's home run number 8 for Dan Fouts
FOFC ahead 2 to 0

Settling in at the plate is Treacy
Mathis is making his 18th
start of the season
The lefty Mathis delivers
Treacy starts... but lays
off the pitch upstairs
Ball four, Mathis walks him

Hunter fouls off the bunt attempt
The count goes to 1 and 2, we'll have
to see if they keep the bunt play on
Hunter squares around
Hunter bunts it foul for
the third strike...
That's a strikeout!

Treacy at first, one away
Nights is ready for the pitch
Negro League II is set up for two
Mathis steps on the rubber...
Looks in for the sign
Here comes the cripple pitch
There's a drive to Wild Bill Wright
Wild Bill charges in
He makes the running catch
That's the second out of the inning

With a runner at first and two outs
Tucker walks to the plate
Mathis wastes no time
He has the sign from Santop
Now Verdell delivers
Dribbler in front of home
Taken by Santop
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 2-3
That ends the top of the 2nd
2 runs, 2 hits, no errors and
one man left on base
After 1 and a half innings,
FOFC leads by 2

Santop is walking to the plate
Now he steps into the batter's box
Santop steps out of the box...
Looks towards Willie Randolph for a sign
The count is full, 3-2
The payoff pitch...
Hunter kicks and fires
Right down the middle... strike three
Santop must have been looking
for something else
He just froze on that pitch
With one down, up next is Pete Hill
To be followed by Sam Bankhead

Pete Hill steps in now for the Twos
The All Stars lead in this one, 2-zip
Hunter looks down at Hays for the sign

Now he's ready...
Owen has to bear down now...
The wind-up, the 3-1 delivery...
Here's a curveball, up in the zone...
It's juiced to deep center
There goes Gazelle after it
Racing hard...
Reaching...
Can't get it...
It was just out of his reach!
He chases it to the fence
Hill around first, coasts into second
As the throw comes in late
Score that a two bagger

Twos' second baseman Bankhead
is up next
One out, man on second
Owen is ready
Way ahead in the count
Hunter turns the 0-2 pitch loose
Fastball, belt high, away...
Bankhead goes after it...
There's a fly ball to Gazelle
Gazelle is gliding under it...
He flags it down on the run
FOFC leads 2 to 0 with
two away this inning

While Verdell Mathis heads
for the on deck circle
Piper Davis makes his way to the plate
We'll see how they pitch to Davis
Hunter has the sign from Hays
Owen rocks and fires
The Whiff on the "high cheese"!
So Negro League II leaves
a runner down at second
FOFC leads by 2
We will be right back...

Gerald Gazelle up first for FOFC
He is a threat to steal if he gets on
Mathis likes the sign
The Twos' hurler winds and delivers
Fastball...
Gazelle jumps all over it...
It's juiced to deep center
There goes Wright after it
Racing hard...
He dives...
And he's got it!!!
Beautiful play by Wild Bill Wright!
With one gone
FOFC will have Jeeberoni Potpie coming up
A dangerous hitter, no doubt about it

Planting his right foot
Potpie is set in the box...

The infield shifts slightly to the left
for the right hand hitting Potpie
Before getting ready
Potpie checks out the defensive alignment
Jeeberoni seems to be relaxed
and ready for the pitch
He steadies his bat now
The southpaw Mathis' delivery
on the 0-2 pitch
There's a fly ball to Pete Hill
Hill circles under it...
He makes the play
That's the second out of the inning
Time to check the scoreboard

Caribbean and Japanese League
have yet to score
AL Pre WWII is on top of
Turn of Century 2 to 0
Dead Ball Era is beating
NL Post WWII 5 to 1
McGinnity comfortably ahead
for Dead Ball Era
AL Post WWII and Left Outs
are all knotted at 2
Late 20th is on top of NL Pre WWII 5 to 3
Old Timers is edging Negro League I 2 to 1
Ewing has hit his 3rd homerun
for Old Timers

Pflaggstettler gets set at the plate
Pflaggstettler is hitting
.308 with 12 homeruns
Persimmon also has 12 doubles
and 5 triples
And has driven in a total of 47 runs
Pflaggstettler waiting on the delivery
The southpaw delivers the 3-2 pitch
Curveball...
Pflaggstettler swings at it...
Hits a high fly to deep center
Wright bolting after it...
It is carrying all the way to the fence
Wright jumps for it...
IT CAROMS OFF THE fence!!
Pflaggstettler heading for second...
Here's the strong throw
It's on the money...
Bankhead blocks it in front of him...
Pflaggstettler is safe!
That will be scored a double

Next up is Harry Hays, the FOFC catcher
Harry is 1 for 1 this summer evening
He's batting .323 on the season
Hays is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Mathis
He's waiting for the pitch
The pitch is on the way
Curve in the dirt... and Hays holds up
Looked like he went around from here
But the plate umpire says no
Hays will take first on the walk
Number 1 today for Hays

Fouts is up now for FOFC
Fouts' bat has been very quiet
so far this season
In 116 at bats, he is only batting .241
His OBP is also a dismal .290
Fouts waits for the pitch
After checking the runners
Here comes the pitch
A slider by Mathis
Fouts gets good wood on it...
Wright back-pedals quickly...
Up with his glove...
Out!
That's the third out of the inning
FOFC continues to leave runners aboard
They have stranded 5 so far today
But, they still lead by 2

Verdell Mathis, Spotswood Poles,
and Wild Bill Wright are
the scheduled hitters
It's the bottom of the 3rd...
All Stars lead the Twos, 2-0
Hays flashes the sign to Hunter
Now Owen delivers
Grounded towards the bag
Potpie to Hunter covering first
Score It: 3-1
One down for Negro League II
Spotswood Poles is still
in the on-deck circle
and Wild Bill Wright is looking
for a bat in the dugout

Spotswood Poles plants his left foot
The lefthanded left fielder for
Negro League II appears set
And Owen studies the sign from Hays...
Now he's got it
The righthander delivers
A sharp breaking curve...
Poles was waiting for it
He hits it squarely... and well
Gazelle turns to chase it down...
This one is going, going...
GONE!
Spotswood Poles can touch them all

Slowly coming up is Wright
for Negro League II
He is finally in the batter's box
FOFC leads 2 to 1
Wild Bill takes a couple of practice cuts
Wright waits
Hunter brings it to the plate
There's a routine pop by Wright
Treacy moves under it and makes the catch
That's two away

With two out
Batting for Negro League II now is Brown
Brown steps out of the batter's
box to get the sign
Willard is 0 for 1 today
Hunter rubs down the ball...
Now he's asking for a new one
After he rubs this one down
He looks in for the sign
Now to the belt, here it is...
Big bender...
Swung on...
Brown pops it straight up
Three players converging on it
And it will be Nights making the play
That's it for Negro League II
Here at Shadowball Stadium,
After 3 innings,
FOFC has 2 runs, 5 hits and no errors
While Negro League II has one
run, 3 hits and no errors
Negro League II has left 1 on base
FOFC has stranded 5

Treacy saunters to the plate
He does some stretching...
Knocks the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
Treacy, a switch-hitter, batting
right-handed against the
lefty Verdell Mathis
Mathis shakes off two signs
Now he's ready
Verdell is ready to zip it homeward
Here it comes
Comebacker, right to Mathis
Over to Davis for the easy out
So one up and one gone

One out, nobody on base
Owen Hunter is the batter
Hunter grips the bat handle
Hunter looks very intent...
He stares down at Mathis...
Cocks his bat
The lefthander Mathis comes home with it
STRIKE THREE, CALLED!
And there's two away

Nights coming up for FOFC
Nobody on, two away
Looking for his first hit today
Nights is 0 for 2
Nights gets set for the pitch
The southpaw delivers
It's a routine fly into center
Wright ranges over and reaches up
This should do it...
And Wright grabs it for the out
That's the third out of the inning
Three up, three down
It's 2-1, FOFC

Wilson steps up to the plate
for Negro League II
It's the bottom of the 4th here
at Shadowball Stadium
FOFC leads 2 to 1
Wilson swinging from the left side
of the plate against the righty Hunter
Hays flashes the sign...
Hunter waves it off...
Now he's happy
Now the delivery, here is is...
Swung on and popped up
Treacy is waiting...
And that's an easy out
Negro League II with one away
Hunter steps off the mound as
he waits for Louis Santop to
come to the plate

Coming up for Negro League
II is Louis Santop
Nobody on base, one out
Louis is batting .298 in
215 at bats in 1900
He will be followed by Pete Hill
Hunter wastes no time
He has the sign from Hays
Hunter brings it to the plate
A hot shot on the ground to Nights
He's got it cleanly on one hop...
Over to first and Santop is out
That's the second out of the inning
Negro League II trails by 1
They need a win
They are 7th in the standings
19.5 games out

Pete Hill will step in to face Hunter next
If he gets on, Sam Bankhead will follow
Pete is hitting at .289 on the year
He has 82 hits in 284 at bats
This includes 21 doubles, 7 triples
6 home runs and 38 RBI's
Owen gets the sign from Hays
Hunter's righthanded delivery...
Hill swings on a ball in on his fists
It results in a pop up to second
Treacy is under it...
A few steps to his right...
One hands it for the out
Hill looked bad on that pitch
We head to the 5th...
The score is still FOFC 2, Twos 1

A. J. Tucker, Gerald Gazelle, and
Jeeberoni Potpie are due up
A. J. is in the midst of a 12 game
hitting streak
It has upped his average to .297
He grounded out his last at bat
0 for 2 so far this evening
Looking to continue his streak
Verdell looks for the sign he wants...
Shakes off the first one
But he likes the next
Here is the 1-2 pitch
Sinking line drive
Caught by Willard Brown
One out
Due up next is Gerald Gazelle

Gerald Gazelle will make
his way to home plate
He's the center fielder for FOFC
Gazelle is at .275 on the season
Mathis tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
Here's the 2 strike offering
Curve in the dirt... and Gazelle holds up
Looked like he went around from here
But the plate umpire says no
Santop asks the first base ump's opinion
He says Gazelle went around
Strike three, swinging
Two men gone, nobody on
FOFC leads by 1

FOFC firstsacker, Jeeberoni
Potpie will be up next
The All Stars, like all teams,
like to see a lot of offensive production
out of their firstbasemen
Certainly, Potpie has not disappointed
Mathis looks down at Santop for the sign
Shakes him off once... twice...

Now he has the pitch he wants
And the lefthander is into his windup
Here's the pitch...
It's popped behind home plate
Santop throws down his mask
He's running back
At the screen...
The wind blows it...
Right back to him
Jeeberoni Potpie is out
We head to the bottom of the 5th
here in Negro League II
Still 2-1, FOFC

Hays fires the ball down to Nights
He starts it around the infield
To Treacy, Potpie
And then to Fouts walking
it over to Hunter
Bankhead steps in to face the righthander
Here we go in the bottom of the 5th
Owen Hunter steps off the
mound toward second
Gives the resin bag a toss
Now he toes the rubber...
He's ready to go
Hunter rocks and fires
The batter checks his swing
Here's the appeal
Bankhead swung, that's strike three
Bankhead isn't happy at all with that call
One away...
Potpie is coming over to the mound...
He wants to chat with the pitcher...
Here comes Fouts also...
Now they return to their positions

Nobody on base, one away
Davis steps into the batter's box
Davis is 0 for 1 today, with 1 strike outs
Hunter steps off the rubber...
Adjusts his cap...
Now he's ready
Hunter is into his windup
Here's the pitch
Extra base hit to center for Davis
Gerald Gazelle is trying to get to it
This might be stretched into a triple!
No... he decides to hold up

Mathis strides to the plate
Runner at second, and one out
Hunter is happy with the sign
And the cripple pitch...
Base hit to right for Mathis
Willie Randolph is giving
the green light...
The throw is coming home...
Davis scores!

Poles coming to bat
Walking slowly from the on deck circle
Mathis on first, with one away
Poles is at .303 on the season
Hunter has the sign he wants
Righthander Hunter's delivery
Base hit to left for Poles
Third base coach Willie Randolph
thinks he can make it...
Here comes Mathis...
The throw is cut off...
That holds Poles at first

Poles takes a walking lead
Slow curve...
Hays has it...
It's a delayed steal... There he goes
Hays takes it
He double clutches...
But then fires a missile...
On the money...
Poles is out by a mile

Wild Bill Wright steps into the box
Hunter stares in
Here's the delivery
Grounded towards the sack
Potpie takes it to the bag himself
Score It: 3
And that will do it for Negro League II

Here's the right fielder Pflaggstettler
To lead off the inning
He'll be followed by Harry Hays
And then Dan Fouts
Pflaggstettler adjusts his glove...
Steps into the box...
Persimmon is 1 for 2 this evening
Pflaggstettler awaits the pitch
We've got a full count...
Mathis winds and fires...
Slider, down and away...
Pflaggstettler reaches for the pitch...
It's a grounder to the third base side...
Wilson is there
IT BOUNCES OVER HIS HEAD!...
Poles is hustling after it...
Pflaggstettler with the big turn...
The throw from Poles goes into second
And Pflaggstettler holds at first

Harry Hays shows bunt
And lays it down right to Jud Wilson
Wilson looks at second
But passes up a sure force play
He fires to first to retire Hays
But Pflaggstettler moves up
FOFC was in luck that time...
Credit Harry Hays with a sacrifice
One gone for FOFC

Fouts heads to the plate for FOFC
The infield is at regular depth
Fouts is looking for another hit
He has 1 hit so far today
He is hitting .239 on the year
A count of two balls,
two strikes on Fouts
Mathis fires
Struck him out on a terrible pitch
That bounced in front of the plate!
and Fouts couldn't hold up his swing!
Almost broke his back trying though...
FOFC with one more chance to take the lead
One on, two out, score tied
FOFC is 8 and 2 in their last ten games

Two outs, Pflaggstettler at second
Treacy is ready
Treacy is 0 for 1 today
Mathis is slow to get ready

He has a 4.01 ERA this year
Now he's ready
The southpaw Mathis' delivery
Great change up...
Treacy out in front...
Gets a piece of it...
It's a shallow fly towards Wright
Wright charges, dives for it...
He has it...
Fine catch by the center fielder
That wraps up the inning for FOFC
So After 5 and a half innings
Negro League II has 2 runs,
6 hits and no errors
While FOFC has 2 runs,
6 hits and no errors
FOFC has left 6 stranded
Negro League II has failed to bring home 3

Willard Brown, Jud Wilson and Louis Santop
will be the first three men
to face the pitcher Owen Hunter
We are in the bottom of the 6th
Hunter looks down at Hays for the sign
Now he's ready
Hunter winds
Kicks the left leg high...
Curve ball...
Brown swings and misses by a mile
The bottom dropped out of that one!
A wicked pitch!
One up, one down for Negro League II

Jud "Boojum" Wilson,
the hard nosed third baseman with extra
base power, is approaching the plate
Owen peers in for the sign...

Shakes off the first one...
Likes the second one
Owen winds... kicks... and delivers
Fastball, swung on and missed
Take a seat Mr. Wilson!
Two down
Hays asks for a new ball
He calls time and trots out to the mound
A conference going on between
Hays and Hunter

Next up is Louis Santop, the
Negro League II catcher...
If he gets on, Pete Hill would bat next
Santop is 0 for 2 today
Louis grounded out last time around
Santop waits for the delivery
Here's the 1-2 offering
Struck him out on a fastball
Santop goes down swinging
That wraps up the inning
for Negro League II
Time to check out the rest of the scores

Caribbean is on top of Japanese
League 2 to 0
Mendez battling Inao
Turn of Century and AL Pre WWII
are all knotted at 2
Dead Ball Era is beating
NL Post WWII 6 to 2
Speaker has hit his 11th homerun
for Dead Ball Era
AL Post WWII is beating Left Outs 6 to 2
Late 20th is in front of
NL Pre WWII 7 to 4
Old Timers is edging Negro League I 2 to 1
Ewing has hit his 3rd homerun
for Old Timers
And in our matchup We're all tied up at 2

Barrett Blade leads off for FOFC
Jeff Nights and A. J. Tucker will follow
FOFC will be looking to score
one to take the lead
We are late in the game
Blade taps home plate
Looks into the dugout
Now he's ready
Blade waits patiently
Here's the southpaw's delivery
Change-up, Blade is looking for it...
He smacks a deep fly to left-center...
Wright racing back...
At the warning track...
Waits...
Leaps...
Off the fence!
Wright chases it down
Firing a strong throw back in
They'll never get Blade
The slide...
In there!
It's a double for Barrett Blade

Nights looks to lay one down
Nights lays down a great bunt!
There is no chance to get the lead runner
Nights might beat it out...
Fielded by J.Wilson
the throw to first...
close play...
SAFE, Nights beat it out!
Blade takes third

A. J. Tucker steps in
Nights at first, Blade
at third, no one out
Tucker has hit 6 triples this year
Tucker cocks his bat
The runners stretch out to their leads
He's into the stretch
Checks Nights at first
Quick throw!
He has to dive back in!...
SAFE!... Close play
Davis tosses it back to Mathis
Now here's the pitch
Base hit to left for Tucker
Blade scores
Dick Howser puts up the stop sign...
Nights will stay at second

Gazelle fouls off the bunt attempt
The count goes to 1 and 2, we'll have
to see if they keep the bunt play on

Gazelle saunters to the plate...
He stretches out a little...
Taps the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
Gazelle gets set
He's 1 for 3 so far
Gerald stands with bat ready
Mathis checks the runners
Nubber to short
Taken by Brown
Over to second for one
They might turn it . . .
Not in time!
Score It: 6-4
Nights takes third
The runner on first, Tucker, is out
One down for FOFC...
Wilson calls time as he comes to the mound
to have a word with the pitcher

I'm sure he wants Mathis to bear down
And not worry about the runners

Now batting will be Jeeberoni Potpie
The first baseman is walking to the plate
Runners on the corners... only one out
Persimmon Pflaggstettler is heading
for the on-deck circle
FOFC up by 1
Potpie looks down toward
the third base coach
Mathis is on the third-base
side of the rubber...
The lefthander delivers
A high hopper to short
Brown boots the ball!
Score It: E6
Nights scores from third!
Gazelle takes second
Potpie to first

And the batter is Persimmon Pflaggstettler
One down here in the top of the 7th
Gazelle is down at second
Potpie is kicking the dirt up at first
He's ready to set sail
If Pflaggstettler can get a hit
FOFC leads 4 to 2
A single could score Gazelle...
FOFC has 2 runs already this inning
Mathis studies his sign
Verdell checks the runners
Here's the 1-2 offering
Nubber to third
Taken by Wilson
Throws to second
He's out
To first
Not in time!
Score It: 5-4
Gazelle takes third
The runner on first, Potpie, is out
That's out number two
Twos' pitching coach, Donnie Moore,
is out to talk with Mathis

Hays moseys up to the plate
Dan Fouts is heading for
the on-deck circle
Hays has managed a .385 average
against lefthanders this year
Hays is ready
Mathis rocks and fires
Hays swings and lifts one toward right
Hill drifts over slowly...
He is under it now...
And makes the easy catch...
That's all she wrote for this inning
FOFC has 4 runs, 9 hits and no errors
While Negro League II has 2 runs,
6 hits and one error
FOFC has left 8 baserunners stranded today

It's time for the 7th inning stretch!

Here's the right fielder Hill
To lead off the inning
He'll be followed by Sam Bankhead
And then Piper Davis
Hill has a .276 average against
righthanders this season
The umpire says let's go
Hill is ready
Here's the 3-2 pitch
Changeup down low...
Hill makes contact and hits
one out to right
Persimmon Pflaggstettler
is drifting over...
Now he's under it...
Easy out for Fozborg
One down for Negro League II
Sam Bankhead is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to the
plate for Negro League II

Bankhead is up now for Negro League II
Fozborg adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Hays
Here's the 3-1 offering
The batter checks his swing
Here's the appeal
Bankhead held up, and draws a walk
Fozborg isn't happy at all with that call

Now up in the Negro League II
seventh will be Piper Davis
Piper seems to always make contact
He rarely strikes out
A good man for the hit and run
Davis waits
He's into the stretch
Takes a look over to first
Quick throw!
Bankhead dives back in!...

SAFE!
Potpie tosses it back to Fozborg
Now here's the pitch
Fastball, a dandy...
Steee Rike THREE swinging!
Piper looked like Casey on that pitch
Went for the HIGH CHEESE!
That's the second out of the inning

Up for the Twos will be Dick Lundy...
He'll pinch hit for Verdell Mathis
Spotswood Poles is due to follow

Dick Lundy steps into the box
Fozborg asks for a new ball
Rubs it down...

Now he steps on the rubber
Here's the righthander's delivery
It bounces in front of the
plate and gets by Hays
Bankhead moves up 90 feet
on the wild pitch

Dick Lundy steps into the box
Time is called...
Lundy has asked the ump to clean the plate
We'll be ready in a second...
OK, now we are ready again
Lundy is poised and ready for the pitch
Fozborg brings it to the plate
A curve is wide...
But swung on and missed!
Strike three!
That is 2 on the evening for Fozborg
That is the third out for
Negro League II here
in the last of the seventh
The attendance has just been
announced at 34646
Max Manning will be coming on to
pitch for Negro League II
Max has appeared in 38 games this season
with a record of 8-6
In 79 innings, he has an 5.61 ERA
Verdell Mathis has finished his work
here this evening

First up for FOFC in the top of the 8th
is Fouts against Manning
The FOFC third baseman will be followed
by Sirr Fozborg and Barrett Blade
FOFC ahead 4 to 2
Max Manning steps off the
mound toward second
Gives the resin bag a toss
Now he toes the rubber...
He's ready to go
Manning brings it to the plate
It is a slow change...
Fouts' not at all fooled
He hits it squarely...
It is heading out to right-center
almost on a line...
Very well hit ball by Dan
Wright is running after it...
He hopes to play it off the fence
Not this ball... it is...
GONE!


Fozborg finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
The right-hander Manning is
set to deliver to Fozborg
Manning is into his windup
Here's the pitch
Fozborg hits a fly ball to left
Spotswood Poles camps under it
He's got it
One down for FOFC
Barrett Blade is still in
the on-deck circle
and Jeff Nights is looking
for a bat in the dugout

Facing Manning now is Blade
Jeff Nights heads to the on deck circle
A. J. Tucker waits in the hole
Max looks for the sign he wants...
Shakes off the first one
But he likes the next
The righthander Manning's delivery
Blade hits a pop into short left field
Wilson sprints out
Poles and Wright sprint
towards the infield
Spotswood Poles sticks his glove out and
IT POPS OUT!
The official scorer rules a single

Nights steps in
Blade's trying to rattle Max Manning
by taking a big lead off first
He can drive a pitcher to drink
Jeff is hitting at .281 on the year
He has 76 hits in 270 at bats
FOFC's leadoff hitter...
Jeff has scored 42 runs on the season
Time is called...
Don't know what for...

Now we appear ready
Bankhead comes in a couple steps
Yells something to Manning
The delivery
Fastball down low...
Nights swings and hits one out to left
Spotswood Poles is drifting over...
Now he's under it...
Easy out for Manning
Blade trots back to first
Here's the ump coming out
To brush the plate clean
There's two away

Max Manning watches Blade
As he moves away from the bag
Inside slider... Tucker ducks down...
And there goes Blade!
Here's the peg...
Here's the catch, the tag...
SAFE, Blade slides around the tag by Brown
Give him a stolen base

A. J. Tucker steps into the box
Max gets the sign from Santop
The righthander Manning delivers
Line drive to first
CAUGHT by a diving Davis!
A cross-over step, then he lunged for it
Impressive play by the Negro
League II first baseman!
That wraps up the inning for FOFC
So After 7 and a half innings
FOFC has 5 runs, 11 hits and no errors
While Negro League II has 2 runs,
6 hits and one error
FOFC has left 9 stranded
Negro League II has failed to bring home 4

Poles is making his way to home plate
He's digging out his "spot"
in the batter's box
He's taking several practice swings

Bending from side to side

Finally, he's ready
Spotswood is batting .306 with
6 home runs on the season
He is 2 for 2 today
Fozborg steps on the rubber
Fozborg fires
Curve ball...
Poles swings and misses by a mile
The bottom dropped out of that one!
A wicked pitch!
One gone for Negro League II

Wild Bill Wright is up next
for Negro League II
One out, bottom of the 8th
FOFC on top 5 to 2
Willard Brown is on deck
Wild Bill will be facing the
right-handed Fozborg
from the left side of the plate
8 of his 11 home runs are against righties
Wright is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Fozborg
He's waiting for the pitch
Sirr comes home quickly
with the 0-2 offering
Pounded on the ground to the mound
Fozborg grabs it
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 1-3
Two up, two down for Negro League II

Willard Brown, the shortstop,
strides to the plate
Brown is batting .250 with
7 round trippers in 1900
Fozborg looks down at Hays for the sign
Now he's ready
Here's the 2 strike pitch
Slow ground ball
Potpie is charging it
He fires it to first
He's OUT
Fozborg gets rid of the Twos
quickly in the 8th...
They go 1-2-3
After 8 full innings of play,
it's 5-2 All Stars

The FOFC center fielder, Gazelle,
will lead off
He'll be followed by Jeeberoni Potpie
And then Persimmon Pflaggstettler
Gazelle is at .268 on the season
Manning squeezes the resin bag...
Peers in
Manning brings it to the plate
Knee high fastball...
Gazelle hits a deep fly...
Hill retreating to the fence...
He times his leap...
He's got it!
That's one away

Jeeberoni Potpie will be coming up
Benton Breeze loves the pop in his bat
Potpie grips the bat handle
Max is set to go... a quick
look toward Santop again
Now he steps back to get
a squeeze of the resin bag
FOFC's clean-up hitter is waiting
Manning has allowed 6 taters
to righties this year
And 5 when facing lefties
Manning winds and delivers
Potpie fights one off his fists
It's lined weakly to the left of short
Brown is over quickly
Easy out
That's the second out of the inning
Time to check the scoreboard
These scores are final...
Caribbean squeezed by Japanese
League 2 to 0
AL Pre WWII edged out Turn
of Century 7 to 6
Dead Ball Era gets an easy win
over NL Post WWII 8 to 2
AL Post WWII spanked Left Outs 7 to 2
Jenkins takes the loss, his
record drops to 7-4
Feller the winner, he's now 7-10
Late 20th cuffed NL Pre WWII 7 to 4
Negro League I downed Old Timers 4 to 2
Torriente has hit his 9th homerun
for Negro League I

Persimmon Pflaggstettler will
get a crack at Manning next
Harry Hays would be up next...
But only if Pflaggstettler
can reach safely
Persimmon steps out to check for his sign
Now he steps back in
Dick Howser relays the sign
from Benton Breeze
Pflaggstettler hit into a
force play last time up
and now is 2 for 4
Pflaggstettler awaits the delivery
Manning leans back and fires
It's a routine fly into center
Wright ranges over and reaches up
This should wrap-up the inning...
It's in the bank
The All Stars are gone in
the 9th... they get
No runs, no hits and no errors...
We head to the bottom of the 9th...
FOFC on top 5 to 2

Negro League II will send up Jud Wilson,
Louis Santop and Pete Hill
to face Knowles
They'll try to get something going
here in the bottom of the 9th
Wilson goes through his routine
of settling in
Hays flashes the sign...
Knowles waves it off...
Now he's happy
With a 1-1 count, the pitch
Fastball...
Wilson jumps all over it...
It's juiced to deep right
There goes Pflaggstettler after it
Racing hard...
He dives...
And he's got it!!!
Beautiful play by Persimmon
Pflaggstettler!
FOFC gets the first out of the inning

The catcher, Louis Santop
will be up next for Negro League II
Santop has 6 doubles this year
Bo is ready
The pitch is on the way
Santop swings and lines it
on the nose to right
Pflaggstettler picks it up on one bounce
Flips it in to second
Santop rounds first and holds
with a sharply hit single
He hit a curve ball
that he was just "sitting" on

Now batting will be Pete Hill
The right fielder is walking to the plate
One on... one out
FOFC leads Negro League II by 3 runs
Bo gets the sign from Hays
The southpaw's 2-0 delivery
It's a rainbow shot toward right
Pflaggstettler reaches up
Makes the catch!
Didn't have to move an inch
Two down

Sam Bankhead is up next
Negro League II's second baseman
finds 1 on with 2 outs
Sam is batting .291 with 2
home runs on the season
He is 0 for 2 today
The left-hander Knowles is now ready
Knowles checks Santop on first...
The 3-2 delivery
Back door breaking ball...
And it's in there...
Bankhead looks at strike three
And that will do it for Negro League II
FOFC wins 5 to 2
Hunter gets credit for the win
Knowles notches the save
Mathis takes the loss
The hitting star for FOFC
was Dan Fouts
He was 2 for 4 with 2 homeruns!
He also knocked in 3 runs
And that wraps things up
So long from Negro League II.

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BOXSCORE: 1000 FOFC All Stars At 2001 Negro League II Twos 6/22/1900 All Stars AB R H RBI AVG Twos AB R H RBI AVG J.Nights SS 5 1 1 0 .280 S.Poles LF 3 1 2 1 .305 A.Tucker LF 5 0 1 1 .297 W.Wright CF 4 0 1 0 .314 G.Gazelle CF 5 0 1 0 .265 W.Brown SS 4 0 0 0 .249 J.Potpie 1B 5 0 1 1 .284 J.Wilson 3B 4 0 0 0 .275 P.Pflaggstettler RF 5 0 2 0 .311 L.Santop C 4 0 1 0 .298 H.Hays C 2 1 1 0 .321 P.Hill RF 4 0 1 0 .286 D.Fouts 3B 4 2 2 3 .244 S.Bankhead 2B 3 0 0 0 .290 S.Treacy 2B 2 0 0 0 .272 P.Davis 1B 3 1 1 0 .273 S.Fozborg P 1 0 0 0 .000 V.Mathis P 2 0 1 1 .171 B.Knowles P 0 0 0 0 ---- B-D.Lundy PH 1 0 0 0 .226 O.Hunter P 2 0 0 0 .048 M.Manning P 0 0 0 0 .444 A-B.Blade PH,2B 2 1 2 0 .240 -- -- -- --- -- -- -- --- Totals 38 5 11 5 Totals 32 2 7 2 A-Pinch Hit For Hunter In 7th Inning B-Pinch Hit For Mathis In 7th Inning All Stars....... 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 - 5 11 0 Twos............ 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 2 7 1 All Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA O.Hunter WIN(5-4) 6 6 2 2 1 6 1 79 4.94 S.Fozborg HOLD(3rd) 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 31 2.55 B.Knowles SAVE(3rd) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 17 4.73 Totals 9 7 2 2 2 10 1 Twos IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA V.Mathis LOSS(4-6) 7 9 4 3 2 6 1 140 4.04 M.Manning 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 29 5.58 Totals 9 11 5 4 2 6 2 ATTENDANCE- 34,646 DATE- Friday, June 22nd 1900 TIME- Night T- 2:45 LEFT ON BASE- All Stars: 9 Twos: 5 DOUBLE PLAYS- All Stars: 1 Twos: 0 ERRORS- W.Brown DOUBLES- P.Pflaggstettler(13th), B.Blade(8th), P.Hill(21st), P.Davis(1st) HOME RUNS- D.Fouts-2(9th), S.Poles(6th) STOLEN BASES- B.Blade(2nd) CAUGHT STEALING- S.Poles SACRIFICE HITS- H.Hays WALKS- H.Hays, S.Treacy, S.Poles, S.Bankhead STRIKE OUTS- J.Nights, G.Gazelle, P.Pflaggstettler, D.Fouts, O.Hunter-2, S.Poles, W.Brown, J.Wilson, L.Santop-2, S.Bankhead-2, P.Davis-2, D.Lundy GIDP- J.Wilson WILD PITCHES- S.Fozborg
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GAME 77 - June 23 - Radio Broadcast


Welcome to Shadowball Stadium!
And in a moment we'll be ready
for the game between
Negro League II and FOFC
The ump shouts "PLAY BALL!"
We're ready to go here in Negro League II
A. J. Tucker to lead it off for FOFC
The 2-2 offering...
Sinking fastball...
Tucker swings...
Raps a hard ground ball
right at Wilson...
He snares it easily, throws to first...
Out by a step
One up, one down for FOFC

Jeff Nights will make his
way to home plate
He's the shortstop for FOFC
Right-hander Brewer prepares for the pitch
to the right-handed swinging Nights
The righthander Brewer delivers
Sinking fastball...
Nights swings...
Raps a hard ground ball
right at Brown...
He snares it easily, throws to first...
Out by a step
Two down
Chet Brewer retires
the first two batters in order

Up now for FOFC is Pflaggstettler
Two away, nobody on
Brewer steps off the rubber...
Adjusts his cap...
Now he's ready
Chet will have to come in
with this 3-0 delivery
It's on its way...
Pflaggstettler hits a long drive
It's hooking down the left field line
If it's fair, it's out of here...
It goes FOUL!
. . . Pflaggstettler back in the box
And here comes the next pitch
The pitch is just inside and
Pflaggstettler holds up
Santop points down at the
first base umpire
He gives the "safe" sign
Persimmon trots down to first... ball four

Jeeberoni Potpie moves in to face Brewer
1 on, 2 outs here in the top of the 1st
Potpie is batting .284 with
19 HR's this year
Santop flashes the sign...
Brewer shakes it off, he wants another...

Now he's happy
Chet rocks and fires
That's ball four
Potpie will trot down to first
Pflaggstettler is now down on second

Palmer now at the plate
K. A. Ton waits on deck
Palmer swinging from the right side
facing the righty Brewer
He cocks his bat and awaits
the pay-off pitch
The runners are poised to go...
Here's the righthander's delivery
Low and inside... ball four
Palmer gets a free ticket to first
That loads them up for K. A. Ton

K. A. Ton is coming to the plate
Santop flashes the sign...
Brewer waves it off...
Now he's happy
It's coming down the pike
Liner drilled to right
Pete Hill trying to get to it
He can't catch up to it!
It's a single for Ton
Pflaggstettler scores from third!
Potpie scores from second!
Palmer takes third

Billy Bullock will get a
crack at Brewer next
Sean Treacy would be up next...
But only if Bullock can reach safely
Before getting ready
Bullock checks out the defensive alignment
The umpire says let's go
Bullock is ready
Brewer's 3-0 pitch...
That's hit down the line
IT'S WAY BACK THERE . . .
WILL IT STAY FAIR???
NO, IT'S A FOUL BALL!!!
. . . Bullock back in the box
And here comes the next pitch
Fastball... just inside
That'll be ball four and a walk
That loads them up for FOFC

FOFC second baseman, Sean
Treacy, is up next
Treacy taps home plate
Looks into the dugout
Now he's ready
The bat is cocked
Brewer brings it to the plate
The batter checks his swing
Here's the appeal
Treacy swung, that's strike three
Treacy isn't happy at all with that call
So the bases are left full of All Stars
Treacy fails to bring them home
As we go to the bottom of the inning,
FOFC leads 2 to 0

Al Mighty is walking slowly to the mound
Spotswood Poles is still taking
some practice cuts...
Mighty finishes his warm-up tosses
Bullock fires one down to Treacy
Poles steps in...
Negro League II will get their
first shot against Al
We'll see how they pitch to Poles
He's ready
Now Al delivers
Poles fights one off his fists
It's a slow roller to third
Palmer is in quickly
Nice throw to first
Spotswood beats it out
He really gets down that line!

Up next for the Twos
The center fielder, Wild Bill Wright
On-deck is Louis Santop
To be followed by Willard Brown
Wright is hitting .314 with 11 homeruns
Wild Bill also has 16 doubles
and 5 triples
And has driven in a total of 48 runs
Wright waits
Now Al delivers
Curve painting the inside corner
Swung on...
Bounced right to the mound
Fielded, the throw to 2nd...
They get the force for the out
FOFC gets the first out of the inning

Now batting will be Louis Santop
The catcher is walking to the plate
One on... one out
FOFC leads Negro League II by 2 runs
Santop has a .314 average
against lefthanders
He is .298 overall
Mighty adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Bullock
Treacy comes in a couple steps
Yells something to Mighty
The delivery
Santop hits a screamer at Deacon Palmer
Palmer picks it up and fires to second
Out there...
And the throw to first
A tailor made double play
That's it for Negro League II
in the bottom of the 1st
FOFC still leads by 2
It's FOFC with 2, Negro League II zip

Al Mighty stops at the on deck circle
Takes a couple more practice swings
Now heads for the plate
Mighty wiggles the bat above his head
Brewer gets the sign, it's one he likes
And the delivery by Brewer
Long fly to center
Wright has a long run...
He's there and hauls it in
Mighty is retired on a fairly deep fly
One down for FOFC
A. J. Tucker is still in
the on-deck circle
and Jeff Nights is looking
for a bat in the dugout

Walking up to the plate now is Tucker
Jeff Nights waits on deck
Tucker is 0 for 1 on the day
He looks around at the Negro
League II infield
O'Neil is kicking the dirt at first
Wilson is even with the bag at third
Bankhead and Brown are ready
with hands on knees
at second and short
Chet gets the sign from Santop
Now the delivery, here is is...
Tucker swings at a breaking ball...
It's going to be in there for a hit...
Wild Bill Wright is after it...
Tucker is around first and
on his way to second
The throw is going to be late
He will be in there for a stand-up double
He is 1 for 2 now and has extended
his hitting streak to 14 games

The shortstop, Jeff Nights
will be up next for FOFC
So far this season
Nights is hitting .279
when facing righthanded pitching
Chet peers in for the sign...

Shakes off the first one...
Likes the second one
Here's his delivery
Base hit to right for Nights
Dick Howser will send the runner home...
The throw is coming home...
Aggressive baserunning by FOFC...
Not cut-off...
Tucker scores!
Trailing runner advances.

Making his way up is Pflaggstettler
Persimmon is hitting at .311 on the year
He has 79 hits in 254 at bats
This includes 13 doubles, 5 triples
12 home runs and 47 RBI's
Brewer looks down at Santop for the sign
Now he's ready
The righthander delivers
Pflaggstettler rips a hard drive
off a hanging curve
That will be in there for extra bases
Pflaggstettler is around first,
heading for two...
Poles is up with it and
fires it in quickly
Persimmon pulls up sharply at second...
A stand-up double for the
FOFC right fielder
Persimmon also ups his hitting
streak to 6 games!
That is Pflaggstettler's 1st hit today
Nights scores from second!

Jeeberoni Potpie will face Brewer
Righty against righty
Potpie has a .302 average against
righthanders this season
Potpie waits for the delivery
Brewer fires
A curve is wide...
But swung on and missed!
Strike three!
That is 2 on the evening for Brewer
One more chance for FOFC this inning

With two out
Batting for FOFC now is Palmer
Against righthanders
Palmer is hitting .299
Brewer tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
Here's the 0-1 offering
Stroked to third
Clean single for Palmer
FOFC adds to their lead
FOFC leads 5 to 0

Ton is ready to bat
On first is Palmer
He's not known for his speed
Palmer will be running if it's hit
Brewer studies his sign
Brewer's righthanded delivery...
Here's the change up...
Waiting on it...
Ton drives one over Wright's head...
Wright backing up quickly...
He's got his legs twisted...
But he rights himself in time
Wright recovers and makes the grab
That's all for FOFC in the top of the 2nd
They pick up 3 runs
After 1 and a half innings,
it's 5-0 FOFC

Here's the shortstop Brown
To lead off the inning
He'll be followed by Jud Wilson
And then Buck O'Neil
Brown is at .249 on the season
Brown waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
Mighty brings it home
A slider by Mighty
Brown gets good wood on it...
Ton back-pedals quickly...
Up with his glove...
Out!
One away
While we wait for the next batter
Let's see what's happening in other games

Caribbean and Japanese
League are scoreless
Turn of Century and AL Pre
WWII are scoreless
Joss and Faber currently dueling
NL Post WWII is on top of
Dead Ball Era 2 to 0
AL Post WWII is in front
of Left Outs 3 to 0
Late 20th and NL Pre WWII are tied at 1
Mize has hit his 9th homerun
for NL Pre WWII
Negro League I and Old Timers
have yet to score

Settling in at the plate is Wilson
Wilson can't seem to get
settled at the plate
Wilson waiting on the delivery
The lefty Mighty delivers
Wilson skies one very high
The ball drifts a bit
Treacy calls for it
Puts it away!
That's the second out of the inning
While we wait for Buck O'Neil
to get a new bat
Let's point out that Negro League II
is 3 and 7 in their last ten games

O'Neil coming up for Negro League II
Nobody on, two away
O'Neil swinging from the right side
of the plate against the lefty Mighty
Buck is set for the pitch
The lefthander winds and delivers
Hard slider...
And O'Neil takes it right down the middle
Strike three called
That ends the inning
After 2 innings, FOFC leads by 5

FOFC will send Bullock,
Sean Treacy, and Al Mighty to face
Chet Brewer this inning
Billy Bullock is hitting .262 this year
against righthanded pitchers
The right-hander Brewer is set
to deliver to Bullock
He brings it home
Breaking ball...
It darts down and out
as Bullock swings way over it
He was fooled completely
Santop loses it momentarily,
but now finds the handle and tags
Billy as he was heading for the dugout
And there's one away

And it brings up Sean Treacy
On deck is Al Mighty
A. J. Tucker in the hole
Brewer is asking for a new ball...
The ump throws him a new one...
Brewer looks in...
Now he's ready
We've got a full count...
Brewer winds and fires...
Did he hold up his swing?
YES!
It's a walk

Mighty fouls off the bunt attempt
The count goes to 1 and 2, we'll have
to see if they keep the bunt play on
Mighty squares around
He bunts the ball . . .
They throw trying to get
the lead runner...
Fielded by B.O'Neil
he's throwing for the lead runner...
SAFE!
Sac & Fielders Choice
Treacy takes second
Mighty to first

A. J. Tucker, the FOFC center fielder,
steps into the batter's box
FOFC ahead 5 to 0
He has a chance here to drive
home at least one
1st and 2nd, one man down
Santop flashes the sign to Brewer
Chet checks the runners...
Steps off the mound...

Again he's into the stretch...

The pitch
Grounder topped to short
Brown grabs it
Throws to second
He's out
Could be two . . .
Not in time!
Score It: 6-4
Treacy takes third
The runner on first, Mighty, is out
That's two away

So with 2 on and 2 outs
the All Stars send their shortstop,
Jeff Nights, up to face Brewer
Good-hitting Persimmon Pflaggstettler
is waiting
in the on-deck circle
Nights has hit 7 home runs this year
Brewer looks down at Santop for the sign

Now he's ready...
Chet is obviously concerned
Into the stretch...
He looks over at Treacy, now at Tucker

Now the pitch
He is way out in front
STRIKE THREE swinging
Brewer had him fishing
as he pulled the string on that pitch
That's the third out of the inning
FOFC continues to leave runners aboard
They have stranded 6 so far today
But, they still lead by 5

Bankhead is walking to the plate
Now he steps into the batter's box
Watching Mighty, Bankhead wiggles the bat
He's ready for the pitch
Mighty steps on the rubber...
Looks in for the sign
The pitch to Bankhead...
A sharp breaking curve...
Bankhead was waiting for it
He hits it squarely... and well
Pflaggstettler turns to chase it down...
This one is going, going...
GONE!
Sam Bankhead can touch them all

Pete Hill steps in against Mighty
Left-hander against left-hander
Against lefthanders
Hill is hitting .309 this season
Waiting for the pitch is Hill
The southpaw delivers
Grounder topped to the mound
Mighty comes up with it
Over to first
NOT IN TIME!
That's an infield hit for Hill!

The announcer introduces Dick Lundy
He'll pinch hit for Chet Brewer
Benton Breeze trots out to talk to Mighty
Righties hit Al at a .231 clip
On the other hand...
Lundy has a .200 average
against left handers

Lundy steps in
Hill's trying to rattle Al Mighty
by taking a big lead off first
He can drive a pitcher to drink
Lundy has a .200 average against lefties
Lundy awaits the delivery
The stretch... the 3-1 delivery
Lundy raps a hard grass-cutter
toward third
Palmer takes two steps to his left
Scoops it up...
Over to second for one
Back to first...
Not in time!
Speed on the bases helped
Negro League II there
One away in the bottom of the
3rd for Negro League II

The left fielder, Spotswood
Poles, is up next
Poles is one of the best hitters around
Mighty likes the sign
Mighty goes into his stretch...
Looks over at Lundy
Fires to Potpie...
Lundy is back easily...

We're ready again
Now Mighty comes home
Base hit to left for Poles
Willie Randolph puts up the stop sign...
Lundy will stay at second

Mighty looks down at Wright as he steps in
Wild Bill is ready to go
Wright is batting .313 with
11 homers this year
Wright is waiting
His bat is wiggling slightly
Here's the 3-1 pitch
Base hit to left for Wright
Willie Randolph is windmilling
the runner home...
The throw is cut off...
And that allows the run to score

Louis Santop makes his way to home plate
Santop gets set
He's 0 for 1 so far
Left-hander Al Mighty prepares
for the pitch
to the left-handed swinging Santop
Mighty stretches, checks his runners
The pitch...
There's the heater...
Strike three swinging!
Santop will take his seat

While Jud Wilson heads for
the on deck circle
Willard Brown makes his way to the plate
Two men on, two men out
Mighty is on the third-base
side of the rubber...
Mighty checks the runners
Hot shot grounded to second
Taken by Treacy
Over to second for the force
Score It: 4-6
The runner on first, Wright, is out
That wraps up the inning
for Negro League II
So After 3 innings
FOFC has 5 runs, 5 hits and no errors
While Negro League II has 2 runs,
5 hits and no errors
Negro League II has left 2 stranded
FOFC has failed to bring home 6
Max Manning will be coming on to
pitch for Negro League II
Max has appeared in 39 games this season
He has a record of 8-6
in 81 innings
His ERA stands at 5.58

The FOFC right fielder, Pflaggstettler,
will lead off
He'll be followed by Jeeberoni Potpie
And then Deacon Palmer
Max looks for the sign he wants...
Shakes off the first one
But he likes the next
The pitch is on the way
Base hit to right for Pflaggstettler
Pete Hill is trying to get to it
This might be stretched into a double!
No... he decides to hold up

Slowly coming up is Potpie for FOFC
He is finally in the batter's box
FOFC leads 5 to 2
Manning adjusts his belt...
Looks in for the sign from Santop
The stretch... the delivery
Base hit to left for Potpie
Pflaggstettler is being held
at second by Dick Howser
Pflaggstettler will stay at second

Palmer fouls off the bunt attempt
The count goes to 1 and 2, we'll have
to see if they keep the bunt play on

So with 2 on and no outs
FOFC sends their third baseman,
Deacon Palmer, up to face Manning
Hard-hitting K. A. Ton is walking
towards the on-deck circle
Palmer steps out of the batter's
box to get the sign
Deacon is 1 for 1 today
Time is called...
Don't know what for...

Now we appear ready
The pitch is on the way
STRIKE THREE!
He swung on a ball that was in the dirt
Palmer was overanxious up there
That was almost a wild pitch
One down for FOFC
K. A. Ton is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to
the plate for FOFC

The left fielder, K. A. Ton
is up for the All Stars
We are in the top of the 4th
With 2 RBI's in the game
Ton has 16 on the season
Ton awaits the pitch
Max checks the runners
Steps off the mound
Again he's into the stretch
The pitch
Ton swings
It's way back there . . .
Going . . .going
K. A. got robbed!
Beautiful catch by Poles
K. A. just missed by inches
That hurts
One more chance for FOFC this inning

Bullock is up now for FOFC
Manning rubs down the ball...
Now he's asking for a new one
After he rubs this one down
He looks in for the sign
Pflaggstettler on second, Potpie on first
They're dancing off the bags
Here's the 2 strike offering
Bullock swings awkwardly... strike three
Manning took something off
of that breaking ball
He had Bullock way out in front
That wraps up the inning for FOFC
Time to check out the rest of the scores

Caribbean leads Japanese League 1 to 0
Tiant Sr. battling Bessho
Turn of Century and AL Pre
WWII are scoreless
Joss and Faber currently dueling
NL Post WWII slipping by
Dead Ball Era 2 to 0
Aaron has hit his 19th homerun
for NL Post WWII
AL Post WWII is destroying
Left Outs 11 to 0
Late 20th and NL Pre WWII
are deadlocked at 1
Negro League I is edging Old Timers 1 to 0

Leading off for the Twos
is the third baseman Wilson
He'll be followed by Buck O'Neil
And then Sam Bankhead
Wilson is 0 for 1 today
Jud popped out last time up
Mighty is rubbing the ball up
Now the umpire wants to take a look
No problems found...
Now Mighty gets the sign from Bullock
Mighty rocks and fires
Jud Wilson offers at the curveball,
but checks his swing
Oh, Wilson couldn't get the
bat out of the way
It's a soft line drive to Deacon
Palmer for the out
Wilson never even left the batter's box
With one down, up next is Buck O'Neil
To be followed by Sam Bankhead

O'Neil moseys up to the plate
Sam Bankhead is heading for
the on-deck circle
FOFC leads 5 to 2
Mighty is ready quickly
The lefthander delivers
O'Neil lifts a flyball towards K. A. Ton
Ton seems to be having trouble
picking up the ball
Ton stumbles... he sticks his glove up...
He's got it!
Nice recovery by Ton
Two down
Mighty retires the first two
Negro League II batters

Up next for the Twos
Sam Bankhead, the second baseman...
If he gets on, Pete Hill would bat next
Bankhead grips the bat handle
Sam steadies his bat
And waits patiently for Mighty's pitch
Mighty will try to get Bankhead
to go fishing
as the 0-2 pitch heads towards the plate
Bankhead hits a screamer at Deacon Palmer
Palmer picks it up and fires to first
The throw pulls Potpie off the bag
Potpie swipes with the glove

Bankhead is out!
Nice play by Potpie
The Twos go down in order...
After 4 full innings,
it's 5-2 All Stars

Here's Sean Treacy leading off
Al Mighty is on deck
And A. J. Tucker is in the hole
Treacy is at .270 on the season
He is hitting .294 against righties
Manning looks down at Santop for the sign
Shakes him off once... twice...

Now he has the pitch he wants
Now to the belt, here it is...
Treacy taps one on the ground
Willard Brown charges in
He boots it!
He can't make the throw
It'll be an error on Brown
Negro League II has committed
1 error this evening

Mighty squares to bunt
He bunts it . . .
It's popped up...
Caught by J.Wilson
He throws trying to double
off the runner...
DOUBLE PLAY!
And there's two away

So that brings up the top of the order
A. J. Tucker will step in
Max Manning is having a good year
He is 11th in wins with 8

Now Manning is looking for a sign
The pay-off pitch...
High hard fastball, swung on...
It's a grounder hammered at second...
Bankhead is there...
IT'S INTO RIGHT!!...
It took a HIGH hop right over him!
That's a single for Tucker

Tucker moves away from first base...
He has 14 stolen bases on the season
Manning looks Tucker back
He is unable to get his normal lead

Two outs, with a man at first
Nights is the next batter
Nights is 1 for 3 today
For the season, Jeff has 7 homers
21 doubles, and 1 triple
He has scored 43 runs
while driving in 36
Jeff seems to be relaxed and
ready for the pitch
He steadies his bat now
The pitch on the way, here it is...
Bouncer in the hole
Past Sam Bankhead into right field
An opposite field hit!
Tucker is rounding second...
Third base coach Dick Howser
has him hold up

Two on, two outs...
Pflaggstettler steps to the plate
Pflaggstettler has 14 doubles this year
Manning asks for a new ball...
Gives it a good rubbing down...

Now he steps on the rubber
Here's the 2 strike offering
A drive to center
Wright doesn't have to move
He makes the catch
Score It: 8
That does it for FOFC in the 5th
They leave 2 on base
10 stranded so far today

Hill will come up to lead off
the bottom of the 5th
Pete takes a couple of practice cuts
Mighty looks down at Bullock
for the sign...
Shakes him off once... twice
Now he has the pitch he wants
Here's the 2 strike pitch
Struck him out on a fastball
Hill goes down swinging
One away...
Potpie is coming over to the mound...
He wants to chat with the pitcher...
Here comes Palmer also...
Now they return to their positions

Now batting will be Max Manning
The pitcher is walking to the plate
Bases empty... one out
FOFC leads Negro League II by 3 runs
Al Mighty steps off the
mound toward second
Gives the resin bag a toss
Now he toes the rubber...
He's ready to go
The southpaw Mighty's delivery
on the 2-2 pitch
Swing and a miss
Struck him out
Number 100 on the season for Mighty
Two away

Making his way up is Poles
He looks to third first
Now he steps in
The corners are playing in
Poles is batting .309 with
6 round trippers in 1900
Poles awaits the delivery
Al is ready to zip it homeward
Here it comes
Checked swing
Slow bouncer toward short
Nights scrambles in
Picks it up
Flicks it quickly to Potpie
SAFE!
Who shot Spotswood out of a cannon?!

Wild Bill Wright, the center fielder,
strides to the plate
FOFC leads 5 to 2
Mighty has the sign from Bullock
Mighty goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Poles
He lobs one to Potpie...
Poles is back easily...

We're ready again
Now Mighty comes home
Base hit to left for Wright
Poles is being held at second
by Willie Randolph
Poles will stay at second

Here's Louis Santop
Santop is trying to get comfortable
in the box
Digging that back foot in
Santop is waiting on the pitch
The 3-1 delivery by the lefthander
Base hit to right for Santop
Willie Randolph will send
the runner home...
The throw is cut off...
And that allows the run to score

Willard Brown is up next
He'll be hitting with 2 men on board
The outfield shades towards left for Brown
Willard steadies his bat
Waits patiently for Mighty's pitch
Here's the southpaw's delivery
He rips a grounder to the mound
Taken by Mighty
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 1-3
That's it for Negro League II
FOFC has 5 runs, 9 hits and no errors
While Negro League II has 3 runs,
8 hits and one error
Negro League II has now left
4 runners stranded

Potpie is walking to the plate
Some in the crowd are razzing him
He gives them a quick glance... Not smart!
That has only encouraged
them to get louder
He should just let his bat answer back
Potpie is hitting .305 against righties
He's waiting on the pitch
Still waiting...

Now he steps out of the box...
We have a game of cat and mouse going on
OK, now we're ready to go
as Potpie steps back in
Righthander Manning's delivery
Manning misses low on that one
Potpie draws the walk
Number 1 today by Manning

Palmer digs in at the plate
Ready now for Manning to come set
Palmer is batting .316 with
4 HR's this year
Max is ready
Manning rocks and fires
Palmer raps a hard grass
cutter toward short
Brown takes two steps to his left
Scoops it up
Over to second for one
Back to first for the deuce!
That's the second out of the inning
Time to check the scoreboard

Caribbean is in front of
Japanese League 3 to 0
Tiant Sr. comfortably ahead for Caribbean
Turn of Century and AL Pre
WWII are scoreless
Joss battling Faber
NL Post WWII and Dead Ball
Era are deadlocked at 2
Aaron has hit his 19th homerun
for NL Post WWII
AL Post WWII jumping all
over Left Outs 14 to 0
Newhouser and AL Post WWII
are on cruise control
Late 20th is edging NL Pre WWII 5 to 4
Smoltz battling Rixey
Negro League I is edging Old Timers 1 to 0
And in our contest FOFC on top 5 to 3

K. A. Ton, the left fielder,
strides to the plate
K. A. is 1 for 3 this summer evening
He flied out in his last plate appearance
After getting set, Ton waits on the pitch
Max rocks and fires
Fastball, over the plate...
Ton turned that one around in a BIG WAY...
Forget it, that one is long gone...
HOME RUN!!!
That gives Ton 7 this year
And 17 RBI's

Facing Manning now is Bullock
Barrett Blade heads to the on deck circle
Al Mighty waits in the hole
Santop flashes the sign to Manning
Now ready, here it is...
Ground ball to third
Wilson comes up with it
Over to first
He just beat it out

That brings up Barrett Blade,
the second baseman
Blade is at .240 on the season
He is hitting .229 against righties
Manning tosses the resin bag aside
He steps on the rubber...
He's into the stretch
Looks over at first
Quick throw!...
Bullock dives back in!...
SAFE!
O'Neil tosses it back to Manning
Now here's the pitch
Long fly ball to center field
Wright is under it
He's got it
NO - HE DROPPED IT!
Score It: E8
Bullock takes third
Blade to second

And now here's Al Mighty
A. J. Tucker on deck...
Two outs here in the top of the 6th
Mighty is trying to get comfortable
in the box
Digging that back foot in
He's ready for the delivery
Runners on second and third
Manning takes the full windup
The arm comes around...
And the 2-2 pitch
Mighty swings and lifts one toward right
Hill drifts over slowly...
He is under it now...
And makes the easy catch...
That's the third out of the inning
FOFC continues to leave runners aboard
They have stranded 12 so far today
But, they still lead by 3

Wilson is making his way to home plate
He's digging out his "spot"
in the batter's box
He's taking several practice swings

Bending from side to side

Finally, he's ready
Wilson is at .274 on the season
Wilson awaits the pitch
Here's the 1-0 offering
Wilson hits a screamer at Barrett Blade
Blade takes it with the backhand...
The throw is short...
Potpie scoops it on one hop

Wilson is out!
Nice play by Potpie
Negro League II with one away
Mighty steps off the mound as
he waits for Buck O'Neil to
come to the plate

O'Neil pounds the plate
Now he stares out at Mighty
O'Neil is 0 for 2 today
Mighty steps on the rubber
The pitch to O'Neil...
O'Neil starts... but lays
off the pitch upstairs
Ball four, Mighty walks him

Bankhead gets set at the plate
Bankhead has hit 3 home runs this year
Mighty has the sign from Bullock
The 3-1 delivery by the lefthander
Mighty's fastball is ripped toward first
Potpie can't get to it!
It is into the outfield...
O'Neil was off and running with
the crack of the bat
He is on his way to third...
They'll have a chance to get him...
Here's the throw...
SAFE!
A nice shot by Bankhead
and a nice piece of baserunning as well
So there are runners on the
corners for Pete Hill

Hill finishes his practice swings
Now he strides to the batter's box
Pete is batting .287 with 6
home runs on the season
He is 1 for 2 today
Hill is set for the pitch
Mighty brings it to the plate
Strike three swinging!
And a quick peg to first by Bullock
Bankhead dives back in...
SAFE!
The first base ump says
Bankhead made it back
That's the second out of the inning
Negro League II trails by 3
They need a win
They are 7th in the standings
20.5 games out

We are going to have a pinch hitter
Oliver Marcelle will bat for Max Manning
It will be the righthand hitting, Marcelle
against the lefty Mighty
Marcelle is hitting southpaws
for a .286 average

Oliver Marcelle will get
a crack at Mighty next
Spotswood Poles would be up next...
But only if Marcelle can reach safely
Marcelle digs in from the right side
of the plate against the southpaw Mighty
Marcelle in the hole, 0-2
He brings it home
Base hit to left for Marcelle
O'Neil scores
Third base coach Willie Randolph is
motioning Bankhead to third...
The throw is cut off...
That holds Marcelle at first

The left fielder, Poles, is ready to bat
FOFC ahead 6 to 4 in the bottom of the 6th
Poles, a switch-hitter, facing
the left-handed Mighty
Poles waits for the delivery
The southpaw Mighty's delivery
He rips a grounder to short
Taken by Nights
Over to first
In time!
Score It: 6-3
That's all for the Twos in the 6th inning
They get 1 run across
We've played through six...
The score, 6-4 All Stars
Double-Duty Radcliffe will be coming
on to pitch for Negro League II
Double-Duty has appeared in
38 games this season
He has a record of 3-3
in 59 innings
His ERA stands at 5.16

A. J. Tucker, Jeff Nights, and
Persimmon Pflaggstettler are due up
Radcliffe looks down at
Santop for the sign

Now he's ready...
With a 0-1 count, the pitch
Tucker goes after the change up...
Swung on and slammed to right-center...
Wright is going back, back...
He hauls it in... nice catch
One down for FOFC
Jeff Nights is in the on-deck circle
ready to make his way to
the plate for FOFC

Walking up to the plate now is Nights
FOFC leading in the game
Nights is 2 for 4 on the day
He looks around at the Negro
League II infield
O'Neil is kicking the dirt at first
Wilson is even with the bag at third
Bankhead and Brown are ready
with hands on knees
at second and short
Nights is waiting on the pitch
Here's the righthander's
windup and delivery
Swung on and hit sharply to short
Brown plays it on one bounce
Over to O'Neil...
Out of there!
That's the second out of the inning

Next up for FOFC is Persimmon
Pflaggstettler
Radcliffe likes the sign
Here's the windup... and the pitch
There's a fly ball to Pete Hill
Hill circles under it...
He makes the play
That's it for FOFC
Here at Shadowball Stadium, After
6 and a half innings,
FOFC has 6 runs, 11 hits and no errors
While Negro League II has 4 runs,
10 hits and 2 errors
FOFC has left 12 on base
Negro League II has stranded 6

It's time for the 7th inning stretch!

The center fielder Wright
will lead off for the Twos
He'll be followed by Louis Santop
And then Willard Brown
Mighty wastes no time
He has the sign from Bullock
The southpaw delivers
Over the outside corner
Wright hits the curve right to second...
Blade takes it on the second hop
Fires to 1st...
Wright is out by a couple of steps
One out
Louis Santop is due up next

Negro League II sends the catcher,
Louis Santop, up to the plate
And Al studies the sign from Bullock...
Now he's got it
Here's the southpaw's delivery
Fastball...
Santop jumps all over it...
It's juiced to deep left
There goes Tucker after it
Racing hard...
He dives...
And he's got it!!!
Beautiful play by A. J. Tucker!
That's two away
Nights comes over from his shortstop
position to say a few words to Mighty
Willard Brown will be next up...

Brown saunters to the plate
FOFC leads by 2
We're in the bottom of the 7th
Mighty asks for a new ball
Rubs it down...

Now he steps on the rubber
The southpaw's 3-0 delivery
Brown raps a hard shot...
CAUGHT!
That ball was lined right at first
Potpie just got his glove up in time
Great reflexes
1-2-3, nothing across...

Here's the first baseman Potpie
To lead off the inning
He'll be followed by Deacon Palmer
And then Gerald Gazelle
Potpie is one of the most feared sluggers
Radcliffe is happy with the sign
Radcliffe brings it to the plate
Swung on and hit on the nose to center
Wright picks it up on one bounce
Flips it to second...
Potpie is on with a sharply hit single
He hit a curve ball...
and he was just waiting on it

Palmer heads to the plate for FOFC
The infield is at regular depth
Deacon comes to the plate batting .314
with 4 home runs

He is 1 for 3 so far today
Palmer is set
Radcliffe goes into his stretch
Looks over at the fidgety Potpie
He lobs one to O'Neil...
Potpie is back easily...

We're ready again
Now Radcliffe comes home
Fastball... down and away...
NO! It's called a strike
And Palmer is outta there
One away
While we wait for the next batter
Let's see what's happening in other games

Caribbean is giving it to
Japanese League 5 to 0
Turn of Century and AL Pre
WWII are deadlocked at 2
Joss battling Hoyt
NL Post WWII and Dead Ball
Era are tied at 2
Aaron has hit his 19th homerun
for NL Post WWII
AL Post WWII is running roughshod
over Left Outs 14 to 3
Newhouser and AL Post WWII
are on cruise control
Late 20th slipping by NL Pre WWII 6 to 4
Molitor has hit his 2nd
homerun for Late 20th
Negro League I and Old
Timers are tied at 1
Ewing has hit his 4th homerun
for Old Timers
And right here in Negro League
II FOFC ahead 6 to 4

Gerald Gazelle steps into the box
Radcliffe steps on the rubber...
Looks in for the sign
Here's the righthander's delivery
The pitch gets away from Radcliffe
Santop can't handle it
Charge a wild pitch to Radcliffe

Gerald Gazelle steps into the box
Gazelle has hit 10 home runs this year
Radcliffe gets set...
His foot meets the pitching slab
He's got his sign
Now Double-Duty delivers
It's a fly ball to center
Wright is on his horse
Running with the crack of the bat
And he tracks it down nicely!
Potpie holds second
Two gone for FOFC

Bullock departs the on-deck circle
He makes his way slowly to the plate
He's not known for his speed anyway!
Bullock is taking his practice swings
Billy is 1 for 3 this evening
Bullock, batting righthanded
is in his crouch
Ready to face the righthanded Radcliffe
Radcliffe's 2-0 pitch...
Base hit to left for Bullock
Dick Howser is waving the runner home...
The throw is coming home...
Potpie scores!

Here's Barrett Blade
Against righthanders
Blade is hitting .227
Blade waits for the pitch
His bat is coiled
He's into the stretch
Takes a look over to first
Quick throw!
Bullock dives back in!...

SAFE!
O'Neil tosses it back to Radcliffe
Now here's the pitch
A slider by Radcliffe
Blade gets good wood on it...
Wright back-pedals quickly...
Up with his glove...
Out!
That wraps up the inning for FOFC
So After 7 and a half innings
FOFC has 7 runs, 13 hits and no errors
While Negro League II has 4 runs,
10 hits and 2 errors
FOFC has left 13 stranded
Negro League II has failed to bring home 6

Wilson will come up to lead off the bottom
of the 8th for Negro League II
Time is called...
Wilson has asked the ump
to clean the plate
We'll be ready in a second...
OK, now we are ready again
Kronside looks down at Hays for the sign
Now he's ready
The righthander Kronside's delivery
Another hook for strike three!
Wilson just stood there looking
And there's one away

Walking up to the plate now is O'Neil
Sam Bankhead waits on deck
Right-hander Kronside eyes
the righty O'Neil
Here's the 2-2 offering
Curve ball...
O'Neil swings and misses by a mile
The bottom dropped out of that one!
A wicked pitch!
Two down

Sam Bankhead will face Kronside
Righty against righty
Bankhead grips the bat handle
Bankhead is set in the batter's box
He's staring intently out at Kronside
He's waiting for the pitch
Kronside brings it to the plate
Ripped to third, but right
at Palmer...easy out
That's all for the Twos
After 8 innings in Negro League
II this evening,
FOFC leads 7 to 4

Hays saunters to the plate...
He stretches out a little
Then kicks the dirt from his spikes...

Now he steps into the batter's box
Hays scuffs up the lines around the box
Double-Duty gets the sign from Santop
Here's his delivery
Sinking fastball...
Hays swings...
Raps a hard ground ball
right at Brown...
He snares it easily, throws to first...
Out by a step
That's one away

A. J. Tucker plants his left foot
The lefthanded left fielder
for FOFC appears set
Tucker wiggles the bat above his head
The right-hander Radcliffe is
set to deliver to Tucker
Radcliffe brings it to the plate
Ground ball to the left side...
And it scoots on through...
Wilson did not get much of
a jump on that ball

Nights, FOFC's shortstop,
is coming to the plate
He is finished with his pre-bat warmup
Persimmon Pflaggstettler waits on deck
Before getting ready
Nights checks out the defensive alignment
Radcliffe wastes no time
He has the sign from Santop
Now Double-Duty delivers
Base hit to right for Nights
Dick Howser is waving Tucker to third...
The throw is cut off...
That holds Nights at first

Pflaggstettler saunters to the plate...
He stretches out a little...
Taps the dirt from his spikes...
Now he steps into the batter's box
Radcliffe squeezes the resin bag...
Peers in
The righthander Radcliffe delivers
Fastball... just inside
That'll be ball four and a walk
That loads them up for FOFC

There'll be a pitching change
Double-Duty Radcliffe is walking slowly
to the dugout
Bill Holland will come on here
in the top of the 9th
Holland has pitched 52 innings in 14 games
He has a 1-2 record
to go along with a 4.67 ERA

Planting his right foot
Potpie is set in the box...

The infield shifts slightly to the left
for the right hand hitting Potpie
Potpie adjusts his glove...
Steps into the box...
Jeeberoni is 2 for 3 this evening
Potpie waiting on the delivery
A check on the runners... the pitch
Potpie takes a vicious cut
Pops it up...
Santop is gliding toward the dugout
Watch out! He fell into the dugout!
The umpire is right there
No catch!
Santop signals that he's OK
. . . Potpie back in the box
And here comes the next pitch
STEEE... RIKE THREE!
Holland catches him looking
Potpie doesn't get it done
Holland needs one more out
to get the Twos out of this jam

Now here's Palmer
Palmer is taking his practice swings
Deacon is 1 for 4 this evening
He struck out last time at bat
Deacon is ready for the delivery
Holland looks at all the runners
A 3-2 count
Here's the pitch
Grounded towards the hole
Smooth pickup by Wilson
THE LONG THROW . . .
HE GOT HIM!!!
Score It: 5-3
That retires the side
FOFC fails to score with the bases loaded

The Negro League II crowd
has been pretty quiet
Here is Hill to lead off
He certainly will try to liven things up!

If he can get on
Kronside is on the first-base
side of the rubber...
The pitch is on the way
Good slider, inside part of the plate
Hill gets the bat on it...
Slams a sharp grounder to the right side
Blade grabs it...
Throws to first...
OUT!
One gone for Negro League II

Now batting for the Twos...
Piper Davis...
He'll pinch hit for Bill Holland
Spotswood Poles is on-deck

Davis is up now for Negro League II
The outfield shades towards left for Davis
Waiting for the pitch is Davis
Here's the 1-0 pitch
Davis pounds a grounder toward
Nights at short
Jeff moves in front of it...
Whoops... a bad bounce
But Nights stayed with it
Over to first and Davis is retired
Nice play by the FOFC short stop
Two down, last of the 9th...
The Twos are down to their final out

Next up for the Twos is Spotswood Poles
Kronside ready quickly,
looks in for the sign
The pitch is on the way
He rips a grounder to second
Taken by Blade
His throw to first
GOT HIM!
Score It: 4-3
And that will do it for Negro League II
FOFC wins 7 to 4
Mighty gets credit for the win
Kronside notches the save
Brewer takes the loss
The hitting star for FOFC
was K. A. Ton
He was 2 for 4 with a homerun
He also knocked in 3 runs
And that wraps things up
So long from Negro League II.
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BOXSCORE: 1000 FOFC All Stars At 2001 Negro League II Twos 6/23/1900 All Stars AB R H RBI AVG Twos AB R H RBI AVG A.Tucker CF,LF 6 1 3 0 .301 S.Poles LF 5 1 3 0 .309 J.Nights SS 6 1 3 1 .285 W.Wright CF 4 0 2 1 .316 P.Pflaggstettler RF 4 2 2 1 .314 L.Santop C 4 0 1 1 .297 J.Potpie 1B 4 2 2 0 .288 W.Brown SS 4 0 0 0 .245 D.Palmer 3B 5 0 1 1 .311 J.Wilson 3B 4 0 0 0 .272 K.Ton LF 4 1 2 3 .258 B.O'Neil 1B 3 1 0 0 .154 C-G.Gazelle CF 1 0 0 0 .262 S.Bankhead 2B 4 1 2 1 .293 B.Bullock C 4 0 2 1 .280 P.Hill RF 4 0 1 0 .285 J.Kronside P 0 0 0 0 .000 C.Brewer P 0 0 0 0 .130 S.Treacy 2B 2 0 0 0 .268 A-D.Lundy PH 1 1 0 0 .222 B-B.Blade 2B 2 0 0 0 .237 M.Manning P 1 0 0 0 .400 A.Mighty P 3 0 0 0 .098 D-O.Marcelle PH 1 0 1 1 .156 E-H.Hays C 1 0 0 0 .319 D.Radcliffe P 0 0 0 0 .000 B.Holland P 0 0 0 0 .188 F-P.Davis PH 1 0 0 0 .250 -- -- -- --- -- -- -- --- Totals 42 7 15 7 Totals 36 4 10 4 A-Pinch Hit For Brewer In 3rd Inning B-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Treacy In 5th Inning C-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Ton In 6th Inning D-Pinch Hit For Manning In 6th Inning E-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Mighty In 8th Inning F-Pinch Hit For Holland In 9th Inning All Stars....... 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 7 15 0 Twos............ 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 4 10 2 All Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET A.Mighty WIN(6-5) 7 10 4 4 1 5 1 114 3.18 A1 D4 J.Kronside SAVE(7th) 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 23 1.65 D5 Totals 9 10 4 4 1 7 1 Twos IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET C.Brewer LOSS(4-8) 3 5 5 5 5 4 0 78 7.13 A1 C2 M.Manning 3 6 1 1 1 2 1 63 5.49 C3 D9 D.Radcliffe 2 1/3 4 1 1 1 1 0 35 5.11 E1 F3 B.Holland 0 2/3 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 4.61 F4 Totals 9 15 7 7 7 8 1 ATTENDANCE- 47,386 DATE- Saturday, June 23rd 1900 TIME- Night T- 3:20 LEFT ON BASE- All Stars:16 Twos: 6 DOUBLE PLAYS- All Stars: 1 Twos: 2 ERRORS- W.Wright, W.Brown DOUBLES- A.Tucker(9th), P.Pflaggstettler(14th) HOME RUNS- K.Ton(7th), S.Bankhead(3rd) SACRIFICE HITS- A.Mighty WALKS- P.Pflaggstettler-2, J.Potpie-2, D.Palmer, B.Bullock, S.Treacy, B.O'Neil STRIKE OUTS- J.Nights, J.Potpie-2, D.Palmer-2, B.Bullock-2, S.Treacy, L.Santop, J.Wilson, B.O'Neil-2, P.Hill-2, M.Manning GIDP- D.Palmer, L.Santop WILD PITCHES- D.Radcliffe
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