1919 World Series Game Two Play By Play

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Game 2

GAME 2 AT CINCINNATI - THURSDAY OCTOBER 2, 1919
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Pitchers: WILLIAMS vs SALLEE
Runners advanced: Cincinnati: By Kopf 3, Roush 2, Neale 2, Daubert 1, Rath 1, Duncan 1; Total 10.
Chicago: By Felsch 3, Schalk 2, Jackson 1; Total 6.
Runs Batted In: Cincinnati: Kopf 2, Roush 1, Neale 1. Wingo 1.
Attendance: 29,690

First Inning:
Chicago -- John Collins hit to Sallee, who plucked up the grounder and whipped to Daubert for the out. Eddie Collins drew a base on balls. Weaver hit straight into the hands of Kopf, whose throw to Daubert completed a two-ply killing.
No Hits, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Rath worked Williams to a "3 and 2" count and then raised an easy fly to Felsch. Risberg scooped up Daubert's gentle grounder and threw Daubert out. Groh landed on the first ball, but drove it on a line to J. Collins and was out.
No Hits, No Runs

Second Inning:
Chicago -- Sallee had nerve enough to lay the first one over for Jackson, who let it go by for a strike. Slim hooked the next one over the plate and Joe dumped a Texas Leaguer back of second, too far in for Roush to get to , and the balled rolled away from Roush and Duncan for two bases. Jackson raced to third on Felsch's sacrifice, Sallee to Daubert. Moran pulled his infield in on the grass to choke off scoring and Kopf scooped up Gandil's grounder and threw Gandil out at first, keeping Jackson at third. Risberg hoisted a curving fly to Neale.
1 Hit, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Roush walked. Duncan lined a scorching drive into Eddie Collins's hands. Eddie's toss to Gandil doubled up Roush off first. Kopf's high fly to Felsch ended the inning.
No Hits, No Runs

Third Inning:
Chicago -- Schalk's liner looked dangerous when it left the bat, but Roush got under it. Williams, on the second ball pitched to him, lined cleanly to center for the second hit off Sallee. Sallee served up a slow ball to John Collins, who lifted an easy fly to Duncan. Another slow ball fooled E. Collins and then he grounded to Daubert, who touched the bag for the out.
1 Hit, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Neale struck out. Rariden's high fly was captured in left center by Jackson. Sallee was cheered when he stepped up to the bat and he flied to Weaver.
No Hits, No Runs

Fourth Inning:
Chicago -- Weaver singled on the first ball pitched to center for the third hit off Sallee. Jackson also found the first ball to his liking and hit to left, Weaver pulling up at second. Felsch bunted for a sacrifice, Sallee to Rath, both runners advancing. With men on second and third and only one out, Sallee was in a hole. So far in the inning Sallee only had pitched three balls and none of them reached Rariden's mitt. Gandil swung at the first ball, and it bounded to Daubert, whose throw to Rariden got Weaver by twelve feet. Gandil stole second, but his slide was wasted, for Rariden played safe by tossing to Sallee. With the count "3 and 2" on Risberg, he flied to Daubert and Chicago hopes of scoring went glimmering.
2 Hits, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Rath was given a base on balls. Daubert's first attempt to sacrifice resulted in a foul. His second was better, and Rath went down to second base, Williams to Gandil. Groh walked. Roush came through with the first Cincinnati hit, a beautiful line single to center which scored Rath. Roush was held at first base and Groh at third. With the count two and two, Schalk called for another waist ball, and Roush tried to steal. Here the Sox got a break on a very spectacular play. E. Collins ran in to take the short throw, but the ball went through his glove and it looked as if Groh would get home. Risberg, however was just behind Collins, and the ball slipped into his hands. Roush had pulled up in the expectation that he might draw a play that might enable Groh to score, and thus he was caught flatfooted, when Risberg tagged him. Duncan then drew a fourth ball. Kopf hammered the first ball for a clean three-bagger to left center, scoring Groh and Duncan. Eddie Collins threw out Neale.
2 Hits, 3 Runs

Fifth Inning:
Chicago -- Schalk lifted a fly to Roush. Kopf went to deep short for Williams' grounder and made the long throw to first perfectly. Kopf grabbed the hot grounder of J. Collins and his swift throw to Daubert retired the side.
No Hits, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Rariden picked out one of Williams' curves and laced it down the left field foul line, Jackson's fast recovery holding Rariden to one base. Sallee flied to Felsch. Rath got a lucky break when in attempting to step back from the plate, he accidentally tapped the ball down toward short. Risberg ran in but missed the ball, and both runners were safe. Daubert popped to E. Collins for the second out. Groh landed hard, but the liner traveled straight to Felsch.
1 Hit, No Runs

Sixth Inning:
Chicago -- Kopf hurled himself in front of E. Collins' liner. Weaver was more fortunate and lined one over Duncan's head into the crowd for two bases. Duncan was playing the sunfield and misjudged the ball, which struck the railing and bounded back to Roush, who made a quick relay to Groh. Jackson struck out. Sallee had to stop in the middle of his windup as Rariden was not in position behind the bat. Weaver moved up to third on this unavoidable balk. Once more the Sox were disappointed in their effort to score when Roush ran almost to the center field fence for a marvelous leaping catch of Felsch's terrific hit.
1 Hit, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Roush drew Williams' fifth base on balls and raced to second when Duncan laid down a pretty sacrifice, Williams to Gandil. Kopf fouled to Weaver. Neale larruped a lusty liner into left that scored Roush. Neale was out stealing.
1 Hit, 1 Run

Seventh Inning:
Chicago -- Gandil rolled to Daubert and Sallee hurried over to first in time to take the throw. Risberg shot a line single to left field. Schalk rapped smartly down the right field line, and by fast sprinting stretched the hit into a double. Neale's throw to second base took a bad bound and eluded both Rath and Kopf. Groh was standing on third base, where Risberg had stopped, and consequently nobody backed up the play. The ball rolled into foul territory a and both runners scored. Williams fanned for the second out, and J. Collins flied to Roush.
2 Hits, 2 Runs
Cincinnati -- Rariden fouled to Schalk. Sallee flied to right, J. Collins racing over near the foul line to pull it down. Rath landed solidly, but his drive went into the hands of Weaver.
No Hits, No Runs

Eighth Inning:
Chicago -- Eddie Collins flied to Roush. Weaver popped out to Rath. Daubert made a great one-hand stop of Jackson's hard drive, but Sallee was slow in getting over to the bag and muffed Daubert's toss. The ball rolled to the screen in front of the stands and gave Jackson an extra base. Groh knocked down Felsch's savage smash and Daubert completed the play with a splendid pickup at first base.
1 Hit, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Risberg plucked Daubert's grounder off the grass and threw him out at first. Groh walked. Roush's twisting fly back of second looked so safe to Groh that he went far up the line. Felsch, however, by a fleet dash managed to come in for a nifty catch. Felsch threw the ball to Eddie Collins, whose peg to Gandil doubled up Groh.
No Hits, No Runs

Ninth Inning:
Chicago -- Hope flickered in the breasts of the Chicago rooters when Gandil led off the ninth with a clean single to center. Risberg smashed into a fast double play, Rath to Kopf to Daubert. Schalk singled to center for Chicago's tenth hit off Sallee. McMullin to bat for Williams. His grounder toward second was scooped up by Rath, whose peg to Daubert clinched the second game for the Reds.
2 Hits, No Runs

Game 2 Box Scores
Cincinnati      AB R H TB P A E
Rath, 2b3100 1 2 0
Daubert, 1b3000 122 1
Groh, 3b2100 0 1 0
Roush, cf2111 5 0 0
Duncan, lf1100 1 0 0
Kopf, ss3013 3 6 0
Neale, rf3011 1 0 1
Rariden, c3011 3 0 0
Sallee, p3000 1 3 0
        
Totals23446 27142
Chicago      AB R H TB P A E
J. Collins, rf4 0 0 0 2 0 0
E. Collins, 2b3000 2 3 0
Weaver, 3b4023 3 0 0
Jackson, lf4034 1 0 0
Felsch, cf2000 5 1 0
Gandil, 1b4011 7 0 0
Risberg, ss4111 2 2 1
Schalk, c4122 2 2 0
Williams, p3011 0 2 0
* McMullin1000 0 0 0
Totals3321012 23 10 1

* Batted for Williams in the ninth inning.
Earned runs -- Cincinnati 4, Two-base hit -- Jackson, Weaver. Three-base hit -- Kopf. Sacrifice hits -- Felsch 2, Daubert, Duncan. Stolen base -- Gandil. Bases on balls -- Off Sallee 1(E. Collins); off Williams 6(Roush 2, Groh 2, Rath, Duncan). Stuck out -- By Williams 1(Neale); by Sallee 2(Jackson, Williams). Balk -- Sallee. Double plays -- Kopf to Duncan; Rath to Kopf to Daubert; E. Collins to Gandil; Felsch to E. Collins to Gandil. Fumbles-- Risberg. Wild throw -- Neale, Daubert. Left on bases -- Cincinnati 3, Chicago 7. Umpires -- At plate, Evans; first base, Quigley; second base, Nallin; third base, Rigler. Time -- 1h, 42m. Attendance -- 29,690. Scorers -- J.G. Taylor Spink for the National Commission; Joseph M. McCready, Harry Neily and Bob Newhall for the Base Ball Writers Association of America. Weather -- Warm.

Williams gave six bases on balls and Cincinnati made four hits. Ten hits were made against Sallee. The latter however, gave only one base on balls and struck out two, while Williams retired only one by the strikeout route. Each pitcher was hit 38 times, including flies and grounders, resulting in putouts. A grand total of 213 balls were pitched, 92 by Sallee in nine innings and 121 by Williams in eight innings. The highest number of balls thrown in any one inning was by Williams in the fourth. In this inning , in which Cincinnati scored its first three runs, he was forced to pitch 29 times. The low number of balls pitched in any one inning was seven. Williams pitched only seven balls in the seventh inning and in the following inning Sallee equaled this record. Sallee was charged with a balk in the sixth inning.
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