1919 World Series Game Four Play By Play

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Game 4

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Pitchers: RING vs CICOTTE
Runners advanced: Cincinnati: By Neale 2, Kopf 1; Total 3.
Chicago: By Jackson 2, Felsch 1, Weaver 1; Total 4.
Runs Batted In: Cincinnati: Kopf 1, Neale 1.
Attendance: 34,363

First Inning:
Cincinnati -- Rath shot a line drive over Weaver's head for a clean single. Daubert grounded to Eddie Collins and Rath and Daubert were victims of a fast double play, E. Collins to Risberg to Gandil. Risberg ran into short left for a good catch of Groh's fly.
1 Hit, No Runs
Chicago -- Leibold lifted a high fly to Daubert. E. Collins popped to Rath. Weaver lined into Neale's hands.
No Hits, No Runs

Second Inning:
Cincinnati -- Cicotte curved over a first strike on Roush and then the Reds slugger flied to Jackson. Duncan lifted a high fly to E. Collins. A sharp breaking curve eliminated Kopf for strike three.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Jackson hit to short center, where neither Roush nor Neale could catch the ball. Jackson got two bases on this drive. Felsch sacrificed, Ring to Rath, who covered first base, Jackson taking third. Ring pitched a slow curve and Gandil raised a fly which Groh caught within a yard of the plate. Risberg walked on a high one that Wingo pulled down. Risberg stole second, Wingo stopping a wild pitch. Ring meanwhile had pitched three wild balls in succession to Schalk and then came a fourth wide one and Schalk walked, filling the bases. It was up to Cicotte, and the crowd around the field, was cheering. Cicotte hit to Rath, who made a beautiful running stop and threw him out.
1 Hit, No Runs

Third Inning:
Cincinnati -- Neale drove the first ball to Weaver, who threw him out with an easy toss. Wingo hit to center for a single. Ring fanned. Wingo tried to steal and Eddie Collins, taking Schalk's throw, nailed him a yard from the bag.
1 Hit, No Runs
Chicago -- Leibold hit on a line to Neale in right center. Eddie Collins was hit in the ribs with a curve ball and trotted to first. Weaver hit a weak grounder to Daubert, Collins going to second. Jackson hit the first ball to Rath, who made a fumble, Jackson reaching first and Collins landing on third. Felsch hit the first ball to Groh, who threw him out at first.
No Hits, No Runs

Fourth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Rath lined to Jackson. Daubert hit in front of the plate and Schalk threw him out with yards to spare. Groh lined squarely into Eddie Collins' hands.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Gandil grounded out. Risberg rapped to right, where Neale caught the ball near the foul line. Schalk popped an easy fly to Kopf.
No Hits, No Runs

Fifth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Roush was out, Schalk to Gandil. Duncan smashed a hot one to Cicotte, who recovered the ball but threw wild, and Duncan reached second on the error. Kopf followed with a single to left and Duncan ran to third. Jackson made a throw in the direction of the plate and Cicotte deflected the ball out of Schalk's reach, so that Duncan scored and Kopf reached second. Neale hit a curve ball and whipped it over Jackson's head for two bases, scoring Kopf. Eddie Collins threw out Wingo on a sharp grounder and Neale raced to third. Ring smashed hotly to Eddie Collins, who threw him out.
2 Hits, 2 Runs
Chicago -- Cicotte rapped the first ball to Daubert, who threw to Ring for an easy putout. Leibold grounded to Groh, who made a wild throw past Daubert, and the runner reached second. Eddie Collins hit sharply to Groh, who caught Leibold between second and third and promptly threw to Rath for the putout. Weaver shot an easy hopper to Daubert for the third out.
No Hits, No Runs

Sixth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Rath led off for Cincinnati with a gentle grounder to Risberg, whose peg to Gandil beat Rath. Daubert hit a hot bounder to E. Collins, who threw Daubert out. Groh lunged into a fast one and hit to Weaver, whose good stop and throw nailed Groh at first.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago --Jackson hit perfectly to Kopf and was out at first. Felsch followed with the longest drive of the game, which sent Duncan back to within a few feet of the left field bleachers for a brilliant catch. Gandil drove through the box for a single. This was only the second hit off Ring. Neale ran over to the foul line for Risberg's long fly and crashed into the seats back of the foul line after making the catch.
1 Hit, No Runs

Seventh Inning:
Cincinnati -- Roush led off for the third time for the Reds and grounded out, Collins to Gandil. Weaver killed a hit for Duncan by a great stop back of third base and a long, accurate throw. Kopf hit the first ball for an easy out, Risberg to Gandil.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- The stretch period started with Ring hitting Schalk in the back with his third serve. Cicotte's short fly to right field went to Rath. Leibold fouled to Roush. Eddie Collins ended the inning by hitting the first ball and going out, Groh to Daubert.
No Hits, No Runs

Eighth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Neale was easy, Cicotte to Gandil. Wingo singled to center for his second hit. Ring was applauded as he came to bat. Cicotte was on his mettle, however, and Jimmie smashed into a double play, Cicotte to Risberg to Gandil.
1 Hit, No Runs
Chicago -- Weaver batted a fly to right that was about to fall safe, when Rath went in between Daubert and Neale for a splendid catch. Ring struck Jackson out on a high fast one. Felsch missed the second strike, but after being in the hole singled over third base for the third hit off Ring. Gandil was called out on strikes.
1 Hit, No Runs

Ninth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Rath fouled out to Schalk. Daubert leaned into a fast one and the ball went soaring on a line to the outfield, but Jackson got under it for a good catch. Schalk thrilled the fans by picking Groh's foul out of the air within a few inches of a grand stand box.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Ring gobbled up Risberg's grounder and threw him out at first. Schalk walked. Gleason sent Murphy in to bat for Cicotte and the veteran flied to Roush on the first ball pitched. Groh hurled himself in the way of Leibold's liner for a glittering catch that clinched the victory for the Reds.
No Hits, No Runs

Game 4 Box Scores
Cincinnati     ABRH TBPAE
Rath, 2b4 011 511
Daubert, 1b4000 910
Groh, 3b4000 231
Roush, cf3000 200
Duncan, lf3100 1 0 0
Kopf, ss3 111 1 1 0
Neale, rf3 012 4 0 0
Wingo, c3 022 2 0 0
Ring, p3 000 1 2 0
Totals30 25 6 27 8 2
Chicago      AB R H TB P A E
Leibold, rf 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Collins, 2b3 0 0 0 3 5 0
Weaver, 3b4 0 0 0 0 3 0
Jackson, lf4 0 1 2 3 0 0
Felsch, cf3 0 1 1 0 0 0
Gandil, 1b4 0 1 1 140 0
Risberg, ss3 0 0 0 3 4 0
Schalk, c1 0 0 0 4 3 0
Cicotte, p3 0 0 0 0 2 2
* Murphy1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals31 0 3 4 27 17 2

* Batted for Cicotte in the ninth inning.
Two-base hit -- Jackson, Neale. Sacrifice hits -- Felsch. Stolen base -- Risberg. Bases on balls -- Off Ring 3(Risberg, Schalk 2). Stuck out -- By Cicotte 2(Kopf, Ring); by Ring 2(Jackson, Gandil). Hit by pitcher -- By Ring 2(E. Collins, Schalk). Double plays -- E. Collins to Risberg to Gandil; Cicotte to Risberg to Gandil. Wild throws -- Cicotte, Groh. Dropped throw -- Cicotte. Fumble -- Rath. Left on bases -- Cincinnati 1, Chicago 10. Umpires -- At plate, Nallin; first base, Rigler; second base, Evans; third base, Quigley. Time -- 1h, 37m. Attendance -- 34,363. 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.

Although Cicotte was the losing pitcher, the analysis of balls and strikes showed him far steadier than Ring, his successful Cincinnati opponent. Cicotte threw 33 strikes and 27 balls versus Ring's 32 strikes and 44 balls, both pitchers went the distance.
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