1919 World Series Game Three Play By Play

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Game 3

GAME 3 AT CHICAGO - FRIDAY OCTOBER 3, 1919
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Pitchers: FISHER, Luque (8) vs KERR
Runners advanced: Cincinnati: By Kopf 1, Rariden 1, Roush 1; Total 3.
Chicago: By Gandil 3, Felsch 2, Schalk 1, Weaver 1; Total 7.
Runs Batted In: Chicago:Gandil 2, Schalk 1.
Attendance: 29,126

First Inning:
Cincinnati -- Rath grounded to Risberg for an easy out. Daubert flied to Felsch. Groh fanned.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Leibold lined sharply to right, Neale robbing him of a hit with a shoestring catch. Eddie Collins rapped weakly toward the box, Fisher fielding the ball to first. Weaver flied to Daubert.
No Hits, No Runs

Second Inning:
Cincinnati -- Roush smashed into the first ball, but it bounded to Risberg, who tossed him out. Duncan batted a floater which fell safe back of second for Cincinnati's first hit. On the hit and run Kopf grounded to Risberg, who missed the ball about long enough to lose an easy double play, but absolved himself from an error by recovering the ball and tossing to Gandil for an out on Kopf. Collins stood in his tracks and scooped up Neale's bounder for an easy toss out.
1 Hit, No Runs
Chicago -- Jackson brought a roar from the stands by leaning into a fast one and sending it into left field for a clean single. Felsch bunted straight toward Fisher. It was an easy tap to field, and Jackson would have been forced at second had not Fisher in his eagerness to complete the play cut loose with a wild heave over Kopf's head. Jackson, rounding second, slipped and fell, but got up in time to beat Roush's throw to Groh, Felsch going to second on the play. With Jackson on third and Felsch at second, Moran pulled his infield in to choke off a run. Gandil on the first ball pitched rapped a neat single between Daubert and Rath to right, scoring both Jackson and Felsch (photo soon after Gandils hit, Jackson seen coming in, Felsch going to third) - (photo 2 shows Jackson about to cross the plate, closely followed by Felsch) and (photo 3 shows another view of this play, Jackson is seen just as he is about to cross the plate, Felsch is rounding third). Neale made a desperate attempt to cut off Felsch with a speedy throw to the plate, but Felsch easily beat the peg and Gandil raced to second on the throw. Risberg attempted to sacrifice , but after missing two attempts switched and tried to hit. He took two bad ones and was then grazed on the leg by another wide shoot and took his base. Schalk also tried to sacrifice and his bunt between Fisher and Groh was a beauty. It looked like a safe it, but Gandil loafed on the play and was forced at third by a step on Fisher's late toss to Groh. Kerr grounded to the box and forced Risberg at third, Fisher to Groh. Groh made a one-hand stop of Leibold's hard hit and retired his man at first base.
2 Hits, 2 Runs

Third Inning:
Cincinnati -- Weaver fielded Rariden's easy effort for an out at first base. Fisher scratched a hit down the third base line, Kerr falling on the ball as it was about to roll foul. Rath popped to Risberg. Daubert gave Collins a hard chance near second base, but he got the ball and tossed it to Risberg for a force of Fisher.
1 Hit, No Runs
Chicago -- E. Collins led off with a line single to left. Kopf leaped high, but the ball just tipped his glove and rolled out to Duncan. On the hit and run play, Kopf was pulled out of position. Weaver neatly placed a single through the vacant short field. Jackson attempted to sacrifice, but was retired when Daubert ran over behind the pitchers' box and nabbed his pop fly. Felsch hit sharply to left, but Groh made another one-hand stop and started a double play. He threw to Rath forcing Weaver, and Rath then doubled Felsch at first.
2 Hits, No Runs

Fourth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Groh walked. Roush sent a slow grounder to Risberg, who got him with a lightening throw to Gandil. Duncan lined to Risberg, whose swift peg to Collins doubled up Groh.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Groh came in on Gandil's hit for a pretty scoop and throw. Risberg batted a liner to right that bounded past Neale, Risberg going to third before the ball could be relayed in. Gleason then called for the squeeze play. Schalk's twisting bunt hopped over the hand of Fisher, who came in to field it, and rolled away, Risberg scoring. On an attempted steal, Schalk was out at second, Rariden to Rath. Kerr rapped to Kopf, whose throw to Daubert retired the side.
2 Hits, 1 Runs

Fifth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Kopf opened with a sharp hit to right, which Eddie Collins could not reach. Neale rapped to Gandil, who threw to Risberg in time to force Kopf. Rariden rapped a hot bounder to E. Collins. He made a grand stop as Neale hurdled the ball and finished up with a throw to Gandil that retired Rariden at first. Fisher tapped weakly to Weaver, whose throw to Gandil ended the inning.
1 Hit, No Runs
Chicago -- Leibold hit to Daubert, who carried the ball to first ahead of him. Fisher nabbed a hot shot and tossed E. Collins out at first. Weaver hit to Fisher, who threw him out.
No Hits, No Runs

Sixth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Rath drove sharply to Risberg, whose throw to Gandil beat Rath. Daubert sent a fly straight to Jackson's hands. Groh rolled to Weaver for an easy out.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Jackson swung at the first ball pitched, missed it and fell down, which gave the crowd a laugh. Fisher delivered the next ball several feet over Jackson's head and it rolled to the backstop. He tried a slow ball, but it was too far outside. Jackson fouled the next ball into Rariden's mitt and Rariden dropped it. Jackson finally tapped a Texas Leaguer just out of Kopf's reach for a hit. Kopf made a splendid pickup of Rariden's low throw and Jackson was out stealing. With two strikes on Felsch , Fisher walked Felsch. He tried to steal, but was out, on Rariden's throw to Rath. Gandil was out on strikes.
1 Hit, No Runs

Seventh Inning:
Cincinnati -- Roush, hitting the first ball, was out on a fly to Gandil. Duncan stuck out. Kopf rapped a fly to Leibold.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- The White Sox fans applauded when Groh raced over in front of Kopf and speared Risberg's grounder, turning for a lightening throw to Daubert that caught the runner. A second later Schalk bounded to Groh and was an easy out at first. Kerr's grounder was stopped by Rath, who threw the batter out at first.
No Hits, No Runs

Eighth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Neale struck out. Rariden got an example of Collin's fielding ability when Eddie made a brilliant stop and threw him out at first. Cincinnati's first pinch hitter of the series here strode up to the plate waving his war club menacingly at Kerr. It was the veteran Sherwood Magee, batting for Fisher. He flied to Leibold.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Leibold struck out. Duncan made a great run for E. Collins' long curving fly, but it fell safe on foul ground. E. Collins then grounded to Daubert, whose throw to Luque, who covered first, retired the batter. Weaver's hopper was corralled by Rath for the last out.
No Hits, No Runs

Ninth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Eddie Collins threw out Rath. Daubert fanned. The game ended with Weaver tossing out his rival, Groh.
No Hits, No Runs

Game 3 Box Scores
Chicago      AB R H TB P A E
Leibold, rf 4 0 0 0 2 0 0
E. Collins, 2b4 0 1 1 1 5 0
Weaver, 3b 4 0 1 1 0 4 0
Jackson, lf 3 1 2 2 1 0 0
Felsch, cf 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
Gandil, 1b 3 0 1 1 141 0
Risberg, ss 2 1 1 3 4 6 0
Schalk, c 3 0 1 1 4 0 0
Kerr, p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
             
             
Totals 28 3 7 9 27 16 0
Cincinnati      AB R H TB P A E
Rath, 2b 4 0 0 0 3 3 0
Daubert, 1b 4 0 0 0 14 1 0
Groh, 3b 4 0 0 0 2 5 0
Roush, cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Duncan, lf 3 0 1 1 0 0 0
Kopf, ss 3 0 1 1 1 1 0
Neale, rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
Rariden, c 3 0 0 0 2 3 0
Fisher, p 2 0 1 1 0 5 1
* Magee 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luque, p 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 29 0 3 3 24 18 1

* Batted for Fisher in the eighth inning.
Earned runs -- Chicago 2, Three-base hit -- Risberg. Bases on balls -- Off Fisher 2(Risberg, Felsch); off Kerr 1(Groh). Stuck out -- By Kerr 4(Groh, Duncan, Neale, Daubert); by Luque 1(Leibold); by Fisher 1(Gandil). Double plays -- Groh to Rath to Daubert; Risberg to E. Collins. Pitching record -- Off Fisher 7 hits and 3 runs in 7 innings; off Luque, no hits and no runs in 1 inning. Wild throw -- Fisher. Losing pitcher -- Fisher. Left on bases -- Cincinnati 3, Chicago 3. Umpires -- At plate, Quigley; first base, Nallin; second base, Rigler; third base, Evans. Time -- 1h, 30m. Attendance -- 29,126. 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 -- Moderate.

Kerr allowed only three hits, while his teammates got all seven of theirs off Fisher. Each team hit eight flies, the White Sox popping most of theirs off Fisher's early innings speed.
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