Cincinnati Reds 2 Hatton 0-1 Walk
St. Louis Cardinals 3 Musial 2-4 HR Run RBI
Musial hit the game winning Home Run in the bottom of the 8th Inning.
Cincinnati Reds 5 Hatton 0-3 Walk Sac
St. Louis Cardinals 6 Musial 3-4 2 HR 2 Runs 2 RBI Sac
With two outs in the bottom of the 9th Inning, Musial belted a 2-run home run for the Cardinal win.
Cincinnati Reds 7 Hatton 1-4 Double Run
St. Louis Cardinals 8 Musial 2-3 Walk Run
Each of these game was decided by by one run and if Stan Musial had not come through, two of these games would have probably gone to the Reds. Johnny Baumholtz and Frank Wyrostek carried the Reds. Cincinnati has played well enough in their first four games to win all of them but instead have not one any.
Chicago Cubs 6 Pafko 0-2 2 Walks
Pittsburgh Pirates 6 Rojek 1-5 Strikeout
Pittsburgh went ahead 6-3 in the 8th inning and Chicago tied it with 3 runs in the 9th Inning.
Chicago Cubs 1 Pafko 2-4
Pittsburgh Pirates 1 Rojek 0-4
Chicago took a 1-0 lead in the 3rd Inning and held it until Ralph Kiner homered in the 8th Inning to tie it up.
Chicago Cubs 7 Pafko 1-4 Double Run RBI Sac
Pittsburgh Pirates 2 Rojek 1-3 Sac
McCall (CHI) 8.0 IP 5 Hits 2 Runs 6 Strikeouts 2 Walks
Fitzgerald (PIT) Pinch-hit solo home run in the bottom of the 8th Inning.
The first game featured a rally by the Pirates. The second game was tight all the way punctuated by a Ralph Kiner tying home run. The third game looked to favor the Pirates and their starting pitcher Vic Lombardi who had and edge over Chicago starter Dutch McCall. McCall out-pitched Lombardi and the game was never in doubt. Ralph Kiner's stats for the series: 6-10 Homerun Double 2 runs RBI 3 Walks.
Boston Braves 0 Stanky 0-2 2 Walks
Philadelphia Phillies 4 Ashburn 2-4 2 Runs
Leonard (PHI) 8.0 IP 0 Runs 1 Hit 3 Walks 2 Strikeouts - beats Johnny Sain of Boston.
Boston Braves 7 Stanky 2-4 Walk Run
Philadelphia Phillies 2 Ashburn 0-4
Spahn (BOS) 9.0 IP 2 Runs 5 Hits 1 Walk 5 Strikeouts
Boston Braves 7 Stanky 1-5
Philadelphia Phillies 7 Ashbury 1-4 Walk Run
The Phillies went a head 2-0 in the Third Inning before the Braves scored 5 in the Fifth Inning.
Philadelphia clawed back to take a 6-5 lead at the end of the 7th Inning.
Jeff Heath’s second home run tied the game in the Eighth.
A pinch-hit single by Eddie Miller put the Phillies ahead at the end of the Eighth Inning.
Jim Russell led off the Boston Ninth Inning with a walk and scampered to third base on an Earl Torgeson single. Bob Elliott flew out deep to left field scoring Russell and tying the game.
An interesting series. The Phillies beat Johnny Sain in Game One then fell under the spell of Warren Spahn in Game Two. Philadelphia's bats gave then a chance to win in Game Three but their pitching let them down. That may be the theme of the Philadelphia season as their lineup looks solid but their starting rotation doesn't look solid. The Braves rotation is as good as any in either league - but we all knew that.
Brooklyn 1 Robinson 2-4 SB Reached on an error
NY Giants 0 Mize 0-4 Reached on an error
Barney (BRO) 9.0 IP 0 Runs 4 Hits 3 Walks 5 Strikeouts
Brooklyn 0 Robinson 2-4 Stolen Base
NY Giants 1 Mize 1-3 Homerun Run RBI Intentional Walk
Branca (BRO) 8.0 IP 1 Hit (HR) 6 Walks 5 Strikeouts 1 Run
S. Jones (NYG) 9.0 IP 5 Hits 1 Walk 3 Strikeouts 0 Runs
What This Is
My attempt to to play out the 1948 MLB season with the APBA Baseball basic game.