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The Legends League Championship

Pittsburgh PiratesCincinnati Reds

Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati

by "Pinky" Hose
  Cincinnati Sports Reporter


CINCINNATI TELEGRAPH (October 5th) - Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. Identical records. Similar statistics. Neither one picked to win their division. All year both teams doggedly pursued their goal reflecting along the way the hard nosed working man's ethos of the cities that bear their names. Two teams...one dream. Now these two powerhouses meet on the field of battle for one final series of the season to determine who will stand atop the Legends League in it's inaugural season. It is as it should be... baseball at it's best.

Cab Calloway A scheduling glitch occurred for game one when a Cab Calloway concert featuring Britney Spears had been booked for Crosley on the 4th. The front office of both clubs agreed to a new schedule that would start game one in Pittsburgh. The Cincinnati fan's disappointment was soon replaced with joy as hometown hero Gregg Maddux gave a memorable performance.

"The Professor" was masterful. Pitch after pitch, going for the hitters weakest points, Maddux went straight for the kill. Outside corner, inside corner, down and away, and always at different speeds from that same stripped down monotonous delivery Reds fans have come to know and love.

Nomar Garciaparra The thrill of his performance was tempered somewhat by a wrist injury to Nomar Garciaparra in the 5th. "Spiderman" (or "Glass" as he is also appropriately known as) will probably miss the next several days but he is expected to be back before the series concludes. "I should be back 100% in a couple of days" said Nomar. "It's not like I ruptured my groin tendon or something."

Game two came to Cincinnati where the Bucs were determined to tie things up. Both Ed Walsh and "Moose" Mussina pitched well, but the day would belong to "Rajah" Hornsby whose two homeruns accounted for 4 of the 5 runs in the Buc's 5-2 victory. The Reds will send Robin Roberts to the mound for game three before the series heads back to Forbes as this clash of titans continues. Ah yes . . . baseball at it's best.


Cincinnati RedsPittsburgh Pirates
Game 1



10/4/2004, CIN05-PIT05, Forbes Field (1932-46)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Reds 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 9 0 6 0
2005 Pirates 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 1 5 2

Reds AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Speaker cf 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 4 0 0 0
Garciaparra ss 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 2 0 0 0
Stephens,CJ ss 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1 1 0 0
Jackson,Jo rf 5 1 3 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 2 0 0 0
Foxx 1b 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 11 0 0 0
Wilson,Ju 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 4 0 0
Simmons lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
Gehringer 2b 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 2 3 0 0
Gibson,J c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 1 0 0
Mackey ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
Maddux p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0
Brecheen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Holloway, C ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Eckersley p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0
34 6 9 6 0 2 1 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 27 11 0 0

Pirates AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Kimbro cf 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1 0 0 0
Lloyd ss 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 5 0 0
Hornsby 2b 4 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 3 4 1 0
Mize 1b 4 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 9 1 0 0
Delahanty,E rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0
Burkett,Je lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0
Francis 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
Johnson,Ju ph 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0
Hartnett c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 9 0 0 0
Coveleski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
Williams,Be ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0
Feller p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0
Shantz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Carey ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Wood,W p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
34 2 7 2 4 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 27 13 1 0

Reds INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Maddux W 1-0 7.0 5 2 2 0 2 90 67 26 0 0 0 0 0 2.57
Brecheen 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 13 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Eckersley 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 19 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
9.0 7 2 2 0 3 122 85 34 0 0 0 0 0

Pirates INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Coveleski L 0-1 3.0 5 4 4 1 3 45 32 14 1 0 0 0 1 12.00
Feller 3.1 1 0 0 3 5 66 37 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Shantz 1.2 2 2 0 0 1 30 18 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Wood,W 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 9 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
9.0 9 6 4 4 9 150 95 39 1 0 0 0 1

CIN: Stephens,CJ inserted at ss in the 5th
Mackey batted for Gibson,J in the 8th
Mackey moved to c in the 8th
Holloway, C batted for Brecheen in the 9th
PIT: Williams,Be batted for Coveleski in the 3rd
Johnson,Ju batted for Francis in the 7th
Johnson,Ju moved to 3b in the 8th
Carey batted for Shantz in the 8th

GWRBI: Jackson,Jo
Nomar Garciaparra was injured for this game and 4 more days
Temperature: 45, Sky: clear, Wind: none.

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10/4/2004, CIN05-PIT05, Forbes Field (1932-46)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Reds 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 9 0 6 0
2005 Pirates 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 1 5 2

Score O Rnr BS Event
----- - --- -- -----

************** Top of the 1st inning, Reds batting
0-0 0 --- 10 Speaker lined a single to center (BX)
0-0 0 1-- 32 Garciaparra walked, Speaker to second (>FBBCBB)
0-0 0 12- 01 Jackson,Jo tripled deep to right center, Speaker scored,
Garciaparra scored (CX)
2-0 0 --3 02 Foxx lined a single to shallow center, Jackson,Jo scored
(SSX)
3-0 0 1-- 01 Wilson,Ju grounded into a double play, Lloyd to Hornsby
to Mize (CX)
3-0 2 --- 12 Simmons struck out (BCFS)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Pirates batting
3-0 0 --- 12 Kimbro grounded out to second (BCSX)
3-0 1 --- 12 Lloyd flied out to center (FBFX)
3-0 2 --- 01 Hornsby lined a double to left center (FX)
3-0 2 -2- 31 Mize grounded a double down the first base line, Hornsby
scored (BCBBX)
3-1 2 -2- 12 Delahanty,E flied out to center (CBSFFFX)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Reds batting
3-1 0 --- 11 Gehringer homered deep to right (BCX)
4-1 0 --- 01 Gibson,J lined out to second (CX)
4-1 1 --- 22 Maddux struck out (BCFBS)
4-1 2 --- 11 Speaker grounded out to first (CBX)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Pirates batting
4-1 0 --- 21 Burkett,Je grounded out to second (FBBX)
4-1 1 --- 02 Francis struck out (CSFS)
4-1 2 --- 10 Hartnett popped out to second (BX)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Reds batting
4-1 0 --- 10 Garciaparra lined a single to right (BX)
4-1 0 1-- 02 Jackson,Jo struck out (1FFC)
4-1 1 1-- 01 Foxx grounded out to second, Garciaparra to second (1CX)
4-1 2 -2- 22 Wilson,Ju flied out to right (BCFBFX)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Pirates batting
Williams,Be pinch hitting for Coveleski
4-1 0 --- 10 Williams,Be lined a single to shallow left (BX)
4-1 0 1-- 01 Kimbro flied out to center (SX)
4-1 1 1-- 00 Williams,Be was caught stealing second (>S)
4-1 2 --- 02 Lloyd grounded out to third (>S.FFX)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Reds batting
Feller now pitching
4-1 0 --- 12 Simmons struck out (CBCC)
4-1 1 --- 30 Gehringer walked (BBBB)
4-1 1 1-- 22 Gibson,J struck out (CCBBFFS)
4-1 2 1-- 32 Maddux struck out (BCSFBB>S)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Pirates batting
4-1 0 --- 20 Hornsby lined a double to right center (BBX)
4-1 0 -2- 01 Mize grounded out to third (CX)
4-1 1 -2- 00 Delahanty,E flied out to right (X)
4-1 2 -2- 01 Burkett,Je lined out to short (FX)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Reds batting
4-1 0 --- 00 Speaker grounded out to short (X)
4-1 1 --- 22 Garciaparra flied out to right (BBSSX)
Garciaparra left the game with an injury
4-1 2 --- 22 Jackson,Jo lined a triple down the first base line
(CBBSFX)
4-1 2 --3 32 Foxx grounded out to the mound (BCBFBX)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Pirates batting
Stephens,CJ now playing shortstop
4-1 0 --- 10 Francis popped out to third (BX)
4-1 1 --- 11 Hartnett popped out to second (CBX)
4-1 2 --- 01 Feller grounded out to third (CX)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Reds batting
4-1 0 --- 32 Wilson,Ju walked (SBFBBFB)
4-1 0 1-- 12 Simmons struck out (CBFS)
4-1 1 1-- 32 Gehringer walked, Wilson,Ju to second (>FFBBFBB)
4-1 1 12- 21 Gibson,J lined into a double play, Burkett,Je to Francis,
Wilson,Ju out at third (CBBX)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Pirates batting
4-1 0 --- 11 Kimbro tripled deep to center (BFX)
4-1 0 --3 32 Lloyd reached on a fielder's choice to first, Kimbro
scored, Lloyd to first (FBBCFBX)
4-2 0 1-- 12 Hornsby lined out to left (FFBX)
4-2 1 1-- 01 Mize grounded to second, forcing Lloyd at second, Mize to
first (CX)
4-2 2 1-- 02 Delahanty,E struck out (CFFFFC)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Reds batting
4-2 0 --- 12 Maddux struck out (BSCC)
Shantz now pitching
4-2 1 --- 22 Speaker to first on an error by the second baseman
Hornsby (SBFBX)
4-2 1 1-- 22 Stephens,CJ lined a single between third and short,
Speaker to second (BBFSX)
4-2 1 12- 11 Jackson,Jo lined a single to right center, Speaker
scored, Stephens,CJ to third (>FBX)
5-2 1 1-3 10 Foxx hit a sacrifice fly to center, Stephens,CJ scored
(BX)
6-2 2 1-- 12 Wilson,Ju struck out (CBCS)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Pirates batting
6-2 0 --- 32 Burkett,Je flied out to center (BBBCSX)
Johnson,Ju pinch hitting for Francis
6-2 1 --- 02 Johnson,Ju grounded out to third (CSFX)
6-2 2 --- 11 Hartnett grounded out to the mound (FBX)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Reds batting
Johnson,Ju moved to third base
6-2 0 --- 10 Simmons grounded out to second (BX)
6-2 1 --- 22 Gehringer grounded out to short (BFFBX)
Mackey pinch hitting for Gibson,J
6-2 2 --- 21 Mackey grounded out to short (FBBX)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Pirates batting
Mackey moved to catcher
Brecheen now pitching
Carey pinch hitting for Shantz
6-2 0 --- 10 Carey grounded out to short (BX)
6-2 1 --- 20 Kimbro lined a single to shallow center (BBX)
6-2 1 1-- 32 Lloyd struck out (FBFBBC)
6-2 2 1-- 10 Hornsby flied out to right (BX)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Reds batting
Wood,W now pitching
Holloway, C pinch hitting for Brecheen
6-2 0 --- 01 Holloway, C grounded out to second (CX)
6-2 1 --- 00 Speaker grounded out to short (X)
6-2 2 --- 01 Stephens,CJ grounded a single up the middle (CX)
6-2 2 1-- 12 Jackson,Jo grounded to third, forcing Stephens,CJ at
second (CCBX)

************** Bottom of the 9th inning, Pirates batting
Eckersley now pitching
6-2 0 --- 22 Mize lined a double down the left field line (BFBCX)
6-2 0 -2- 12 Delahanty,E popped out to first (CFFBX)
6-2 1 -2- 32 Burkett,Je grounded out to the mound (BBFBSFX)
6-2 2 -2- 10 Johnson,Ju grounded out to first (BX)


Pittsburgh PiratesCincinnati Reds

Game 2



10/5/2004, PIT05-CIN05, Crosley Field (1958-70)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Pirates 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 5 10 1 5 1
2005 Reds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 1 4 1

Pirates AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Kimbro cf 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 2 1 0 0
Lloyd ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 0 6 0 0
Hornsby 2b 4 2 3 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .625 2 2 0 0
Mize 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 10 0 0 0
Delahanty,E rf 4 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 1 0 0 0
Burkett,Je lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 4 0 0 0
Johnson,Ju 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0
Hartnett c 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 8 0 1 0
Walsh p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Williams,Be ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0 0
Percival p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
37 5 10 5 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 10 1 0

Reds AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Speaker cf 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 5 0 0 0
Stephens,CJ ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 1 1 0 0
Jackson,Jo rf 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .375 0 0 0 0
Foxx 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 11 1 0 0
Wilson,Ju 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 0 3 0 0
Simmons lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 4 0 0 0
Gehringer 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 1 6 1 0
Gibson,J c 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 4 0 0 0
Mussina p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
Brecheen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Holloway, C ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0 0
Fingers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
30 2 5 1 1 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 27 11 1 0

Pirates INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Walsh W 1-0 8.0 5 2 2 2 7 100 68 30 0 0 0 0 1 2.25
Percival S 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 9 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
9.0 5 2 2 2 8 109 75 33 0 0 0 0 1

Reds INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Mussina L 0-1 7.0 7 4 4 0 2 82 59 27 2 0 0 0 0 5.14
Brecheen 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 22 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Fingers 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 15 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 9.00
9.0 10 5 5 0 3 119 84 37 2 0 0 0 0

PIT: Williams,Be batted for Walsh in the 9th
CIN: Holloway, C batted for Brecheen in the 8th

GWRBI: Hornsby
Temperature: 78, Sky: clear, Wind: left to right at 11 MPH.

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10/5/2004, PIT05-CIN05, Crosley Field (1958-70)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Pirates 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 5 10 1 5 1
2005 Reds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 1 4 1

Score O Rnr BS Event
----- - --- -- -----

************** Top of the 1st inning, Pirates batting
0-0 0 --- 22 Kimbro struck out (FCBBFS)
0-0 1 --- 01 Lloyd flied out to left (CX)
0-0 2 --- 00 Hornsby homered deep to left (X)
1-0 2 --- 22 Mize grounded out to short (CBCFBX)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Reds batting
1-0 0 --- 00 Speaker lined a triple down the first base line (X)
1-0 0 --3 02 Stephens,CJ struck out (CCC)
1-0 1 --3 12 Jackson,Jo hit a sacrifice fly to center, Speaker scored
(CFBFX)
1-1 2 --- 11 Foxx grounded out to third (CBX)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Pirates batting
1-1 0 --- 01 Delahanty,E doubled to right center (FX)
1-1 0 -2- 02 Burkett,Je flied out to left (CCX)
1-1 1 -2- 12 Johnson,Ju flied out to center, Delahanty,E to third
(CBFX)
1-1 2 --3 12 Hartnett grounded out to third (CBCX)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Reds batting
1-1 0 --- 10 Wilson,Ju lined a single to right (BX)
1-1 0 1-- 12 Simmons struck out (BSSC)
1-1 1 1-- 12 Gehringer struck out (1BSSFS)
1-1 2 1-- 10 Gibson,J grounded out to second (BX)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Pirates batting
1-1 0 --- 00 Walsh grounded out to second (X)
1-1 1 --- 00 Kimbro grounded out to third (X)
1-1 2 --- 12 Lloyd grounded out to first (FBCX)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Reds batting
1-1 0 --- 01 Mussina flied out to right (FX)
1-1 1 --- 10 Speaker flied out to center (BX)
1-1 2 --- 31 Stephens,CJ walked (BBCBB)
1-1 2 1-- 00 Jackson,Jo flied out to left (1X)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Pirates batting
1-1 0 --- 12 Hornsby lined a single to right (CSBX)
1-1 0 1-- 00 Mize lined into a double play, Gehringer to Foxx, Hornsby
out at first (X)
1-1 2 --- 11 Delahanty,E grounded out to second (BSX)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Reds batting
1-1 0 --- 31 Foxx walked (BBFBB)
1-1 0 1-- 00 Wilson,Ju grounded into a double play, Lloyd to Hornsby
to Mize (X)
1-1 2 --- 11 Simmons lined a single to shallow left (BFX)
1-1 2 1-- 12 Gehringer flied out to left (SFBX)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Pirates batting
1-1 0 --- 01 Burkett,Je flied out to left (CX)
1-1 1 --- 00 Johnson,Ju popped out to first (X)
1-1 2 --- 10 Hartnett grounded out to second (BX)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Reds batting
1-1 0 --- 12 Gibson,J popped out to second (FBFX)
1-1 1 --- 22 Mussina grounded out to short (CSBBX)
1-1 2 --- 22 Speaker struck out (BFFFBFC)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Pirates batting
1-1 0 --- 22 Walsh flied out to center (BBCFFX)
1-1 1 --- 01 Kimbro lined a single to shallow right (FbX)
1-1 1 1-- 10 Lloyd grounded a single between third and short, Kimbro
to second (BX)
1-1 1 12- 00 Hornsby homered deep to left, Kimbro scored, Lloyd scored
(X)
4-1 1 --- 22 Mize lined out to center (BBSFFX)
4-1 2 --- 31 Delahanty,E grounded a single up the middle (BBBCX)
4-1 2 1-- 01 Burkett,Je flied out to left (CX)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Reds batting
4-1 0 --- 01 Stephens,CJ lined out to left (CX)
4-1 1 --- 01 Jackson,Jo grounded out to short (CX)
4-1 2 --- 12 Foxx struck out (BCSC)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Pirates batting
4-1 0 --- 22 Johnson,Ju struck out (BBCFS)
4-1 1 --- 20 Hartnett grounded out to third (BBX)
4-1 2 --- 11 Walsh flied out to center (CBX)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Reds batting
4-1 0 --- 12 Wilson,Ju struck out (CBSS)
4-1 1 --- 32 Simmons struck out (BCBFFBC)
4-1 2 --- 21 Gehringer flied out to left (CBBX)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Pirates batting
Brecheen now pitching
4-1 0 --- 02 Kimbro flied out to center (CSFX)
4-1 1 --- 32 Lloyd grounded a single up the middle (CBFBBX)
4-1 1 1-- 12 Hornsby lined out to short (CBSFX)
4-1 2 1-- 32 Mize struck out (CBFFBB>C)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Reds batting
4-1 0 --- 00 Gibson,J doubled deep to right center (X)
Holloway, C pinch hitting for Brecheen
4-1 0 -2- 12 Holloway, C lined a single to shallow center, Gibson,J
scored on an error by the catcher Hartnett, Holloway, C
to second (FFBX)
4-2 0 -2- 12 Speaker grounded out to first, Holloway, C to third (FBSX)
4-2 1 --3 00 Stephens,CJ grounded out to short (X)
4-2 2 --3 11 Jackson,Jo grounded out to short (BCX)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Pirates batting
Fingers now pitching
4-2 0 --- 10 Delahanty,E lined a double to left center (BX)
4-2 0 -2- 01 Burkett,Je grounded out to second, Delahanty,E to third
(FX)
4-2 1 --3 00 Johnson,Ju popped out to the catcher (X)
4-2 2 --3 31 Hartnett lined a single to left, Delahanty,E scored
(BCBBX)
Williams,Be pinch hitting for Walsh
5-2 2 1-- 12 Hartnett to second, Williams,Be to first on an error by
the second baseman Gehringer (CCBX)
5-2 2 12- 00 Kimbro grounded out to second (X)

************** Bottom of the 9th inning, Reds batting
Percival now pitching
5-2 0 --- 12 Foxx struck out (BCSS)
5-2 1 --- 00 Wilson,Ju lined out to first (X)
5-2 2 --- 12 Simmons grounded out to short (CBSX)



Pittsburgh PiratesCincinnati Reds

Game 3

 CINCINNATI TELEGRAPH (October 7): Game three proved to be another classic struggle between these two fine teams. For a change of pace, aggressive running on the base paths, an area the hometown boys are known for about as much as they are for their beauty, ruled the day. The game was tied at 3 up in the sixth when the normally lead footed Josh Gibson smacked a double down the left field line. Then, with pitcher Harry Breecheen up sporting his impressive .080 batting average, manager Drew Dale flashed the "hit and run" sign.

"I think he was feeling bad about being 0-2 with 2 Ks so when he lumbered in to 2nd he was the one that threw up the "hit and run" suggestion to me" said Dale after the game. "I figured no one in their right mind would expect it. I thought that Breecheen had blown it when he did a triple take to me, then to Josh, then back to me, followed by a huge shrug of his shoulders before walking up to the dish."

Harry BrecheenJosh Gibson On the next pitch, "The Cat" missed the pitch by a country mile and "Gibby" was off. The stadium shook with every thunderous stride he took and when the dust settled at third, Gibson had his second stolen base . . . of his career.

"Some of us had gone out for Mexican food before the game" said Gibby. "When I stepped up to the plate, the ole rummblin' in my belly began. So I'ze says to myself "Josh, you betta hit this one out 'cause you about to have the "green apple quick step. When I ended up on second the rumblin' was gettin' mighty powerful so I figure I'ze either gonna look like a fool by crappin' my draws before all these fine folks or look like a fool by gettin' tossed out at third, so I bolted on the first pitch. It's a good thing Harry made contact on the next pitch cause if he hadn't I was fixin' on stealing home and messin' up "Gabby" in more ways then one. Guess that's why they call it the trots," said Gibson in his own inimitable way.

This proved to be all that was needed as the "Ohio Gang" went on to win game three, 5-4. As for this writer, I've chosen Paco, owner and chief cook of the Montezuma restaurant, as the player of the game.



10/7/2004, PIT05-CIN05, Crosley Field (1958-70)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Pirates 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 1 11 0
2005 Reds 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 x 5 10 1 9 1

Pirates AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Kimbro cf 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .357 1 0 0 0
Lloyd ss 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 1 1 0 0
Hornsby 2b 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .538 0 3 0 0
Mize 1b 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 9 0 0 0
Delahanty,E rf 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .385 1 0 0 0
Burkett,Je lf 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 0 0 1 0
Francis 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 1 2 0 0
Hartnett c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 9 0 0 0
Carey pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Sanguillen c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0
Cone p 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0 0 0 0
Nelson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Franco,Jo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Williams,Be ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0 0 0 0
Feller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
38 4 11 4 2 1 0 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 6 1 0

Reds AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Speaker cf 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .462 3 0 0 0
Stephens,CJ ss 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 1 4 1 0
Jackson,Jo rf 4 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 1 0 0 0
Foxx 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 11 1 0 0
Wilson,Ju 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 0 2 0 0
Simmons lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 3 0 0 0
Gehringer 2b 4 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 1 2 0 0
Gibson,J c 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 6 1 0 0
Roberts p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
Brecheen p 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Shaw p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Holloway, C ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 0 0 0 0
Eckersley p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
36 5 10 5 1 0 2 2 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 27 10 1 0

Pirates INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Cone L 0-1 5.1 9 5 5 1 8 119 78 28 2 0 0 0 0 8.44
Nelson 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Franco,Jo 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 11 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Feller 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 23 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
8.0 10 5 5 2 11 155 99 38 2 0 0 0 0

Reds INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Roberts 5.1 8 4 4 3 3 103 62 27 0 0 0 0 1 6.75
Brecheen W 1-0 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 23 13 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Shaw H 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 19 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Eckersley S 1 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 15 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
9.0 11 4 4 4 5 160 95 42 0 0 0 0 1

PIT: Williams,Be batted for Franco,Jo in the 8th
Carey ran for Hartnett in the 8th
Sanguillen inserted at c in the 8th
CIN: Holloway, C batted for Shaw in the 8th

GWRBI: Brecheen
Temperature: 84, Sky: clear, Wind: in from center at 18 MPH.

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10/7/2004, PIT05-CIN05, Crosley Field (1958-70)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Pirates 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 1 11 0
2005 Reds 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 x 5 10 1 9 1

Score O Rnr BS Event
----- - --- -- -----

************** Top of the 1st inning, Pirates batting
0-0 0 --- 01 Kimbro lined a single up the middle (CX)
0-0 0 1-- 32 Lloyd grounded a single up the middle, Kimbro to second
(>FFBBFBX)
0-0 0 12- 21 Hornsby lined a single to left center, Kimbro scored,
Lloyd to third (BBSX)
1-0 0 1-3 21 Mize reached on a fielder's choice to third, Lloyd
scored, Hornsby to second, Mize to first (BBCX)
2-0 0 12- 21 Delahanty,E lined a single to left, Hornsby scored, Mize
to second (BCBX)
3-0 0 12- 00 Burkett,Je flied out to left, Mize to third (X)
3-0 1 1-3 11 Francis popped out to short (BCX)
3-0 2 1-3 00 Hartnett flied out to right (X)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Reds batting
3-0 0 --- 12 Speaker reached on an infield single to third (BCSX)
3-0 0 1-- 32 Stephens,CJ struck out (SBCBBS)
3-0 1 1-- 32 Jackson,Jo homered deep to right, Speaker scored (BFCBBX)
3-2 1 --- 22 Foxx struck out (BCCBS)
3-2 2 --- 01 Wilson,Ju grounded out to short (CX)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Pirates batting
3-2 0 --- 22 Cone struck out (BSSFBS)
3-2 1 --- 12 Kimbro grounded out to first (FBFX)
3-2 2 --- 10 Lloyd grounded out to first (BX)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Reds batting
3-2 0 --- 12 Simmons grounded a single between third and short (BFFX)
3-2 0 1-- 31 Gehringer homered deep down the right field line, Simmons
scored (>F1BBBX)
3-4 0 --- 12 Gibson,J struck out (CBCC)
3-4 1 --- 32 Roberts to first on an error by the left fielder
Burkett,Je (BBBCCFFX)
3-4 1 1-- 10 Speaker reached on an infield single to second, Roberts
to second (BX)
3-4 1 12- 22 Stephens,CJ struck out (FCBFBC)
3-4 2 12- 00 Jackson,Jo popped out to third (X)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Pirates batting
3-4 0 --- 10 Hornsby grounded out to second (BX)
3-4 1 --- 32 Mize walked (BFFBBB)
3-4 1 1-- 22 Delahanty,E struck out (BSBSS)
3-4 2 1-- 00 Burkett,Je doubled deep to right center, Mize scored (X)
4-4 2 -2- 32 Francis grounded out to first (BBCFBX)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Reds batting
4-4 0 --- 02 Foxx struck out (SCC)
4-4 1 --- 01 Wilson,Ju lined a single to shallow right (SX)
4-4 1 1-- 22 Simmons struck out (1BCCBC)
4-4 2 1-- 11 Gehringer grounded out to first (BCX)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Pirates batting
4-4 0 --- 01 Hartnett grounded out to third (FX)
4-4 1 --- 11 Cone lined a single to shallow center (BCX)
4-4 1 1-- 00 Kimbro continues to bat after the shortstop Stephens,CJ
dropped a foul popup for an error (XF)
4-4 1 1-- 02 Kimbro grounded a single up the middle, Cone to second
(XF.FX)
4-4 1 12- 32 Lloyd walked, Cone to third, Kimbro to second (BCFBBFB)
4-4 1 123 00 Hornsby grounded into a double play, Wilson,Ju to
Gibson,J to Foxx (X)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Reds batting
4-4 0 --- 12 Gibson,J struck out (BSCFFFS)
4-4 1 --- 11 Roberts grounded out to second (CBX)
4-4 2 --- 11 Speaker lined a single to left center (BFX)
4-4 2 1-- 11 Stephens,CJ popped out to short (FbBX)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Pirates batting
4-4 0 --- 32 Mize walked (CBBSBB)
4-4 0 1-- 21 Delahanty,E flied out to left (BBFX)
4-4 1 1-- 22 Burkett,Je flied out to center (CCBBX)
4-4 2 1-- 22 Francis grounded a single between third and short, Mize
to second (CFBBX)
4-4 2 12- 22 Hartnett struck out (BSSBFS)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Reds batting
4-4 0 --- 11 Jackson,Jo popped out to first (BFX)
4-4 1 --- 32 Foxx walked (BCBSFBFB)
4-4 1 1-- 12 Wilson,Ju struck out (BSCFC)
4-4 2 1-- 31 Simmons grounded out to second (BBFBX)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Pirates batting
4-4 0 --- 01 Cone popped out to first (CX)
Brecheen now pitching
4-4 1 --- 02 Kimbro grounded out to short (CCX)
4-4 2 --- 22 Lloyd tripled deep to right center (CFBBX)
4-4 2 --3 20 Hornsby grounded out to short (BBX)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Reds batting
4-4 0 --- 20 Gehringer grounded out to second (BBX)
4-4 1 --- 32 Gibson,J grounded a double down the first base line
(CFBBBFX)
4-4 1 -2- 00 Gibson,J stole third (>S)
4-4 1 --3 02 Brecheen reached on a fielder's choice to second,
Gibson,J scored, Brecheen to first (>S.CX)
4-5 1 1-- 02 Speaker grounded a single between first and second,
Brecheen to second (CFX)
Nelson now pitching
4-5 1 12- 10 Stephens,CJ grounded out to third, Brecheen to third,
Speaker to second (Bb>X)
Franco,Jo now pitching
4-5 2 -23 00 Jackson,Jo lined out to first (X)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Pirates batting
4-5 0 --- 22 Mize struck out (BBCCS)
4-5 1 --- 21 Delahanty,E grounded out to second (BSBX)
4-5 2 --- 20 Burkett,Je grounded out to short (BBX)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Reds batting
4-5 0 --- 32 Foxx struck out (BCBBFS)
4-5 1 --- 10 Wilson,Ju grounded out to third (BX)
4-5 2 --- 01 Simmons flied out to center (CX)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Pirates batting
Shaw now pitching
4-5 0 --- 22 Francis struck out (BBSCS)
4-5 1 --- 32 Hartnett walked (BBBCCFB)
Williams,Be pinch hitting for Franco,Jo
Carey pinch running for Hartnett
4-5 1 1-- 10 Williams,Be popped out to left (BX)
4-5 2 1-- 00 Carey stole second (>C)
4-5 2 -2- 22 Kimbro flied out to center (>C.CBBX)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Reds batting
Sanguillen now playing catcher
Feller now pitching
4-5 0 --- 22 Gehringer flied out to right (BFFBX)
4-5 1 --- 22 Gibson,J struck out (SBBSS)
Holloway, C pinch hitting for Shaw
4-5 2 --- 21 Holloway, C lined a single to shallow center (BFBX)
4-5 2 1-- 32 Speaker walked, Holloway, C to second (1BBBCC>B)
4-5 2 12- 02 Stephens,CJ struck out (SSC)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Pirates batting
Eckersley now pitching
4-5 0 --- 22 Lloyd flied out to center (BCFBX)
4-5 1 --- 10 Hornsby lined a single to right center (BX)
4-5 1 1-- 11 Mize grounded to short, forcing Hornsby at second, Mize
to first (CBX)
4-5 2 1-- 11 Delahanty,E lined a double to left center, Mize to third
(BSX)
4-5 2 -23 01 Burkett,Je grounded out to first (CX)




Pittsburgh PiratesCincinnati Reds

Game 4

Words of Wisdom

CINCINATTI TELEGRAPH (October 9): Game five. A sense of anticipation was in the air as the Reds, up three games to Tris SpeakerRobin Robertsone, stood on the verge of triumph. The cameras flashed as MVP winner Tris Speaker poised with Cy Young award winner Robin Roberts and runners up Jimmie Foxx and Gregg Maddux. But the Buccaneers, driven by the dogged determination that has been their mark all season, were not impressed. When the final out was made, the Reds found themselves on the receiving end of a 10-3 thrashing and a return trip home to the "Queen City" for game six.

In an effort to find some words of wisdom to relay to our heroes, I sought out the advice of two of baseball's legends who were in town to catch the game. After a short search, I found Yogi Berra and Casey Stengel in a popular sports bar around the corner from Forbes Field. After a brief introduction, I asked these two if there was any advice I could pass on to the team. Yogi was first to respond.

Jimmy FoxxGreg Maddux "Don't count on nuttin'" he said "'cause nuttin' ain't sumpn' and if you ain't got nuttin and you count on sumpn', you're countin on nuttin' cause it ain't sumpn'. A ring is sumpn' but if you don't have it, it's nuttin so you betta not count on it or you'll end up wit whatja got... nuttin."

As I was attempting to digest his words, Stengel spoke up.

"Well put Yoger," said the "Old Perfesser." "Reminds me of the triple A World Series back when I managed the Toleder Mets... ever been to Toleder... it's in Ohio... nice people there ... pretty girls too... met an actress... don't remember her name... I'm usually pretty good with names... she wanted to marry me... even bought her a ring...couldn't marry her... found out she was allergic to strawberries... I love strawberries...I'm allergic to cats... feller Breecheen on the Cincy team nicknamed "The Cat"... them boy's have more nicknames than Carter has little liver pills... type of wild cat is a fisher cat... we was playing the Manchester Fisher Cats... Manchester's in N.H. ... pretty state... "live free or die" is their motto... no seat belt law in that state... don't have to "buckle up"... hit a fisher cat once when I was driving up there... funny looking beast, a fisher cat... "Beast" is another one of those nicknames they have for that big boy Jaimmie Foxx... a fisher cat can kill a fox, don't ya know... speaking of funny looking, they were managed by this funny looking feller name of Harvey Milk... goofy name for a feller "Milk"... I wonder who first thought of drinking the white stuff that comes out of those little dangly things on a cow... I like milk, but not in my coffee... gotta be cream... nice fresh cream. Well anyway, they were up three games to one and we come back to win the next three taking the series 4 games to three... so I think you get my point."

Yogi BerraCasey Stengel Yogi nodded in approval saying "Dems is woids of wisdom Casey."

Perplexed I looked at Stengel and said "Casey, I'm sorry, but I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about."

"You know, for a feller who makes his living with words" he said, "you ain't particularly brightSince I gotta spell it out for you... spelling was never my strong point in school... history was my best subject... liked the wars and stuff... Civil War's my favorite... what I said was that if those Reds don't buckle down and get their act together, they're gonna get creamed and never see those rings."

As Yogi excused himself for a trip to the rest room, Casey asked him if he wanted another pizza.

"Yeah" said Yogi, "but dis time have em cut it into six slices. Last time they cut it into eight and I had trouble finishing the whole thing."

"That boy can eat," said Stengel. "Only person I seen eat more is that "Baby" Root... like the candy bar...I like candy bars...my favorite is a "Mounds"... hear they might lower the mound... It'll be tougher for the pitchers..."

"...BEERTENDER..."

"...another pitcher of beer for my new pal "Pinko"... knew a shortstop named "Pinko" once... commie I  think...
"

and on it went into the wee hours of the morning.

Game 4



10/8/2004, CIN05-PIT05, Forbes Field (1932-46)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Reds 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 6 0 5 0
2005 Pirates 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 1 10 1

Reds AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Speaker cf 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .467 3 0 0 0
Stephens,CJ ss 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .250 1 0 0 0
Jackson,Jo rf 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 4 1 0 0
Foxx 1b 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 4 2 0 0
Wilson,Ju 3b 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 2 1 0 0
Simmons lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 3 0 0 0
Gehringer 2b 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167 2 3 0 0
Gibson,J c 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 6 1 0 0
Mackey c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
Hahn p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Aramaki p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
Eckersley p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Brecheen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
30 4 6 4 1 1 0 3 8 0 0 0 1 2 0 27 8 0 0

Pirates AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Carey cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 4 0 0 0
Lloyd ss 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 3 3 0 0
Delahanty,E rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .353 1 0 0 0
Hornsby 2b 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .533 2 4 0 0
Mize 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 8 0 0 0
Burkett,Je lf 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 0 0 0 0
Francis 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 0 1 0 0
Kimbro ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 0 0 0 0
Johnson,Ju 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Hartnett c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 8 0 0 0
Johnson,R p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 1 1 0
Williams,Be ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 0 0 0 0
Feller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0 0
Nelson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Oliver ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
33 2 8 2 1 2 0 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 27 11 1 0

Reds INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Hahn 5.2 7 2 2 4 3 96 55 26 0 0 0 1 0 3.18
Aramaki W 1-0 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 29 16 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Eckersley H 1 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 18 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Brecheen S 1 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 12 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
9.0 8 2 2 6 5 155 89 39 0 0 0 1 0

Pirates INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Johnson,R 6.0 4 2 2 2 7 92 57 24 0 0 1 0 1 3.00
Feller L 0-1 1.2 2 2 2 1 0 31 17 8 0 0 0 0 0 3.00
Nelson 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 11 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
9.0 6 4 4 3 8 134 81 36 0 0 1 0 1

CIN: Mackey inserted at c in the 8th
PIT: Williams,Be batted for Johnson,R in the 6th
Kimbro batted for Francis in the 8th
Johnson,Ju inserted at 3b in the 9th
Oliver batted for Nelson in the 9th

GWRBI: Foxx
Temperature: 69, Sky: clear, Wind: left to right at 16 MPH.

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10/8/2004, CIN05-PIT05, Forbes Field (1932-46)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Reds 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 6 0 5 0
2005 Pirates 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 1 10 1

Score O Rnr BS Event
----- - --- -- -----

************** Top of the 1st inning, Reds batting
0-0 0 --- 30 Speaker walked (BBBB)
0-0 0 1-- 10 Stephens,CJ sacrifice bunted to the mound, Speaker to
second (BbXb)
0-0 1 -2- 01 Jackson,Jo tripled deep to right center, Speaker scored
(CX)
1-0 1 --3 12 Foxx struck out (FSBS)
1-0 2 --3 01 Wilson,Ju grounded out to short (SX)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Pirates batting
1-0 0 --- 32 Carey lined out to center (BBBCCX)
1-0 1 --- 31 Lloyd grounded a double down the first base line (BBFBX)
1-0 1 -2- 32 Delahanty,E walked (CBBSBB)
1-0 1 12- 11 Hornsby grounded out to second, Lloyd to third,
Delahanty,E to second (FBX)
1-0 2 -23 10 Mize grounded out to second (BX)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Reds batting
1-0 0 --- 31 Simmons flied out to center (BBFBX)
1-0 1 --- 12 Gehringer struck out (CSBC)
1-0 2 --- 12 Gibson,J struck out (CBSFS)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Pirates batting
1-0 0 --- 01 Burkett,Je reached on an infield single to short (CX)
1-0 0 1-- 02 Francis struck out (>FCC)
1-0 1 1-- 01 Hartnett grounded out to second, Burkett,Je to second (FX)
1-0 2 -2- 00 Hahn threw a wild pitch, Burkett,Je to third (B)
1-0 2 --3 10 Johnson,R popped out to second (B.X)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Reds batting
1-0 0 --- 10 Hahn lined out to the mound (BX)
1-0 1 --- 02 Speaker grounded out to second (CSX)
1-0 2 --- 32 Stephens,CJ lined a single up the middle (BBBCSX)
1-0 2 1-- 00 On pickoff throw to first, Stephens,CJ to second on an
error by the pitcher Johnson,R (1)
1-0 2 -2- 11 Jackson,Jo grounded out to short (1.C+2BX)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Pirates batting
1-0 0 --- 32 Carey walked (BFSBFBB)
1-0 0 1-- 00 Carey was caught stealing second (>B)
1-0 1 --- 10 Lloyd grounded out to third (>B.X)
1-0 2 --- 00 Delahanty,E flied out to right (X)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Reds batting
1-0 0 --- 21 Foxx grounded out to third (BCBX)
1-0 1 --- 12 Wilson,Ju struck out (SCFBS)
1-0 2 --- 00 Simmons grounded out to second (X)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Pirates batting
1-0 0 --- 31 Hornsby walked (BFBBB)
1-0 0 1-- 32 Mize flied out to left (BSBSFBX)
1-0 1 1-- 22 Burkett,Je struck out (FBFBS)
1-0 2 1-- 00 Francis flied out to left (X)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Reds batting
1-0 0 --- 12 Gehringer was hit by a pitch (BCCH)
1-0 0 1-- 32 Gibson,J walked, Gehringer to second (BBCBSB)
1-0 0 12- 32 Hahn grounded into a double play, Hornsby to Lloyd to
Mize, Gehringer to third (>FBBCBX)
1-0 2 --3 12 Speaker lined a single up the middle, Gehringer scored
(BCFX)
2-0 2 1-- 01 Stephens,CJ flied out to center (SX)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Pirates batting
2-0 0 --- 01 Hartnett lined out to right (CX)
2-0 1 --- 22 Johnson,R struck out (CBBFS)
2-0 2 --- 00 Carey lined a single up the middle (X)
2-0 2 1-- 31 Lloyd popped out to the catcher (BBBCX)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Reds batting
2-0 0 --- 32 Jackson,Jo struck out (BCBBFS)
2-0 1 --- 22 Foxx reached on an infield single to third (BCBSX)
2-0 1 1-- 02 Wilson,Ju struck out (CS+1C)
2-0 2 1-- 12 Simmons struck out (BCCS)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Pirates batting
2-0 0 --- 01 Delahanty,E lined a triple down the first base line (CX)
2-0 0 --3 22 Hornsby lined a single between third and short,
Delahanty,E scored (CBFFBX)
2-1 0 1-- 22 Mize grounded a single between first and second, Hornsby
out at third (BFFBX)
2-1 1 1-- 11 Burkett,Je tripled deep to center, Mize scored (BFX)
2-2 1 --3 00 Francis bunted into an out to first, Burkett,Je out at
home, Francis to first (Xb)
2-2 2 1-- 32 Hartnett walked, Francis to second (BBFSFB>B)
Aramaki now pitching
Williams,Be pinch hitting for Johnson,R
2-2 2 12- 12 Williams,Be flied out to right (BCCX)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Reds batting
Feller now pitching
2-2 0 --- 10 Gehringer popped out to short (BX)
2-2 1 --- 22 Gibson,J flied out to center (SBBSX)
2-2 2 --- 11 Aramaki popped out to short (CBX)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Pirates batting
2-2 0 --- 32 Carey grounded out to first (CFBFBBFX)
2-2 1 --- 21 Lloyd popped out to third (BFBX)
2-2 2 --- 32 Delahanty,E struck out (BFSBFBS)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Reds batting
2-2 0 --- 31 Speaker walked (BBBCB)
2-2 0 1-- 02 Stephens,CJ sacrifice bunted to the mound, Speaker to
second (FbFbXb)
2-2 1 -2- 10 Jackson,Jo grounded out to the mound (BX)
2-2 2 -2- 31 Foxx lined a single up the middle, Speaker scored (BBBCX)
3-2 2 1-- 22 Wilson,Ju lined a double to right center, Foxx scored
(CSBBFX)
Nelson now pitching
4-2 2 -2- 11 Simmons grounded out to second (CBX)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Pirates batting
4-2 0 --- 32 Hornsby walked (BBCBFB)
Mackey now playing catcher
Eckersley now pitching
4-2 0 1-- 02 Mize popped out to second (SCX)
4-2 1 1-- 22 Burkett,Je flied out to center (BBFCX)
Kimbro pinch hitting for Francis
4-2 2 1-- 22 Kimbro grounded a single between first and second,
Hornsby to third (CBSFBX)
4-2 2 1-3 01 Hartnett flied out to right (CX)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Reds batting
Johnson,Ju now playing third base
4-2 0 --- 20 Gehringer popped out to center (BBX)
4-2 1 --- 12 Mackey struck out (CFBS)
4-2 2 --- 00 Eckersley lined out to right (X)

************** Bottom of the 9th inning, Pirates batting
Oliver pinch hitting for Nelson
4-2 0 --- 10 Oliver flied out to center (BX)
Brecheen now pitching
4-2 1 --- 10 Carey flied out to left (BX)
4-2 2 --- 31 Lloyd walked (BBCBB)
4-2 2 1-- 22 Delahanty,E struck out (CBSBS)



Pittsburgh PiratesCincinnati Reds

Game 7

"Bucketfoot" At The Bat
(With apologies to Ernest Lawrence Thayer)
Bucketfoot Al Simmons

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the "Red Machine" that day,
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.
And then when "Shoeless Joe" lined out, to steady Johnny Mize,
It seemed like our old "Cincy Boys" would lose the much sought prize.

A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest
Clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast.
They thought, if only "Bucketfoot" could but get a whack at that.
We'd put up even money with Aloysius at the bat."

But Foxx preceded Simmons, as did Wilson, first name Judd;
"Double X" of late a strikeout king, while "Bojum" was a dud.
So upon that stricken multitude, grim melancholy sat;
for there seemed but little chance of "Bucketfoot" getting to bat.

But "Beast" let drive a double, to the wonderment of all.
Then Fornier for Wilson, took three whiffs at the ball.
So when the dust had lifted, and men saw what had occurred,
With two outs "Beast" was safe at second and taking a lead toward third.

Then from ten thousand throats and more there rose a lusty yell;
it rumbled the Ohio valley, it rattled in the dell;
it pounded through on the mountain and recoiled upon the flat;
for Simmons, known as "Bucketfoot," was advancing to the bat.

There was ease in Simmons' manner as he stepped into his place,
there was pride in old Al's bearing and a smile lit Simmon's face.
And when, responding to the cheers, he lightly doffed his hat,
no person in the crowd could doubt t'was "Bucketfoot" at the bat.

Twenty thousand eyes were on him as he rubbed his hands with dirt.
Ten thousand tongues applauded when he wiped them on his shirt.
Then, while the writhing Percival ground the ball into his hip,
Defiance was in "Bucketfoot's" eye, a sneer curled Simmon's lip.

And now the leather-covered sphere came hurtling through the air,
Aloysius stood watching it in haughty grandeur there.
Close by the sturdy batsman the ball unheeded sped --
"That ain't my style," said Simmons. "Strike one!" the umpire said.

From the benches, black with people, there went up a muffled roar,
like the beating of the storm waves on a stern and distant shore.
"Kill him! Kill Mortimer!" shouted someone on the stand,
And it's likely they'd have killed him had not Simmons raised his hand.

With a smile of Christian charity, "Bucketfoot's" visage shone,
He stilled the rising tumult, he bade the game go on.
He signaled to Percival, and once more the dun sphere flew,
Aloysius still ignored it, and the umpire said, "Strike two!"

"Fraud!" cried the maddened thousands, and echo answered "Fraud!"
But one stern look from "Bucketfoot" and the audience was awed.
They saw his face grow stern and cold, they saw his muscles strain,
and they knew that old Al wouldn't let that ball go by again.

The sneer has fled from Simmon's lip, the teeth are clenched in hate.
He pounds, with cruel violence, his bat upon the plate.
And now Troy Percival holds the ball, and now he lets it go,
and now the air is shattered by the force of Simmon's blow.

They say in Pennsylvania the sun is shining bright.
Now Calloway's band plays "The Steel City" and there the hearts are light.
Yes in Pittsburgh men are laughing, and little children shout,
But there's no joy in Cincinnati -- "Bucketfoot" has grounded out.


Until next year, this is "Pinky" Hose signing off.
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