1919 World Series Game Five Play By Play

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Game 5

GAME 5 AT CHICAGO - MONDAY OCTOBER 6, 1919
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Pitchers: ELLER vs WILLIAMS, Mayer (9)
Runners advanced: Cincinnati: By Roush 3, Kopf 2, Neale 2, Daubert 2, Rath 1, Duncan 1; Total 11.
Chicago: By Weaver 1; Total 1.
Runs Batted In: Cincinnati: Roush 2, Rath 1, Duncan 1, Neale 1.
Attendance: 34,379

First Inning:
Cincinnati -- Rath walked. Daubert laid down a pretty bunt for a neat sacrifice, Schalk to Gandil, Rath going to second. Groh lifted a high fly to Felsch, who kept Rath glued to second by a fast throw to Risberg. Roush grounded to Gandil, whose throw to Williams, who covered the bag, got the batter at first.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Leibold walked. On a close decision E. Collins grounded to Kopf and was out at first. While E. Collins was protesting the decision Leibold made a wild dash for second. The Reds were caught off their guard and Leibold made second safely. Eller grooved one for Weaver, who caromed a hot single off Eller's fingertips, sending Leibold to third. Jackson lifted a high pop to Groh, who caught it on the base line. Felsch sent a high fly to Duncan in short left.
1 Hit, No Runs

Second Inning:
Cincinnati -- Duncan struck out. Kopf lifted a high foul to Schalk. Neale struck out.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Gandil, Risberg and Schalk struck out in succession.
No Hits, No Runs

Third Inning:
Cincinnati -- Rariden expired on a bounder to Gandil. Eller lifted a high fly which Weaver came over for and caught in the box. Williams sent over a floater and made Rath send a weak pop to Gandil on the base line.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Williams, Leibold and Eddie Collins struck out in succession. Eller's wonderful pitching caused the Chicagogans to rise up and cheer him.
No Hits, No Runs

Fourth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Daubert hit to Felsch in left center. Groh rapped a ball straight at Risberg, who made an error as he let the leather slip through his hands. Roush stole second as Schalk dropped a strike. Duncan flied to Jackson and left Roush stranded.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Weaver rolled an easy one to Eller, who tossed him out at first. Jackson also rapped a harmless grounder to the big pitcher. Felsch swung at a wide curve and was out on strikes. This made seven strikeouts for Eller.
No Hits, No Runs

Fifth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Kopf led off with Cincinnati's first hit, a pretty line single over second base. Neale got into difficulties trying to sacrifice, when he was forced to hit a grounder to Risberg, who tossed to E. Collins for a force on Kopf. The hit and run play went wrong when Williams gave Rariden a ball that he couldn't reach, and Neale was thrown out stealing, Schalk to Risberg. Rariden flied to Felsch, and what promised to be a lucky inning for the Reds passed without harming the Sox.
1 Hit, No Runs
Chicago -- Gandil hit the first ball to Rath, who tossed him out with yards to spare. Risberg batted a grounder to Groh, who had an easy throw to Daubert. After one strike had been called, Schalk lined a hard single to left, which was the second hit off Eller. Eller turned on terrific speed and struck out Williams, which made eight in all.
1 Hit, No Runs

Sixth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Eller hit into a fast one, sending it to left center, and neither Jackson nor Felsch could get it. Felsch's throw to Risberg was too high and when the Chicago shortstop only partly stopped the force of it the ball rolled away far enough for Eller to reach third. The Sox infield moved in, but after Williams had made it two and two on Rath the Cincinnati leadoff man drove a clean single between Collins and Gandil, scoring Eller. Daubert sacrificed, Weaver to Gandil. Groh walked on four straight balls. Felsch played Roush's fly badly and finally muffed it, but the scorers were liberal and called it a three-base hit, Rath and Groh both scoring on this break, the latter sliding in and beating a close play at the plate. To many it appeared that Schalk had tagged his man before he reached the plate on a head-long slide, and Schalk was so incensed at Umpire Rigler's decision that he leaped over Groh's prostrate form and made a lunge at the umpire. For this he was ejected from the game and Lynn took his place behind the bat. Rigler also chased Jimmie Smith to the bench for misbehavior on the third base coaching line. Duncan's sacrifice fly to Jackson put Roush over with the fourth run. Jackson made a good throw to the plate, which might have beaten Roush, but it took a bound and it was then fumbled by Lynn. Kopf flied to Felsch and ended the agony.
3 Hits, 4 Runs
Chicago -- Leibold rapped a grounder towards third, but Groh plucked it out of the dirt and nailed Leibold with a swift throw to Daubert. Eddie Collins flied out. Weaver sent a hot one to Kopf, who had time to spare in throwing him out at first.
No Hits, No Runs

Seventh Inning:
Cincinnati -- Neale hit to E. Collins, who made a brilliant stop and throw to first. Rariden hoisted an easy fly to Leibold. Eller fanned.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Jackson's bounder went to Rath, who threw him out at first. Felsch lifted a high foul on which Rariden made a corking catch in front of the Chicago dugout. On the first ball pitched to Gandil, he drove an easy fly to Roush.
No Hits, No Runs

Eighth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Rath flied to Jackson. Daubert flied to Felsch back of second. Groh flied to Felsch, who made a good catch back of second.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Neale came in fast and made a pretty catch of Risberg's line fly in right. Lynn flied to Duncan. Gleason sent Murphy in to bat for Williams and he struck out, the ninth for Eller.
No Hits, No Runs

Ninth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Erskine Mayer went in the box for Chicago. On the first play Roush drove to E. Collins, who fumbled and gave Roush a life. Mayer followed by pitching four wide ones to Duncan. Kopf laid down a pretty sacrifice, Weaver to Gandil. Neale sent a slow roller to Risberg, on which Roush raced home and Neale took third. Eddie Collins threw our Rariden.
No Hits, 1 Runs
Chicago -- Leibold bounded to Rath and was thrown out. Eddie Collins bounded to Kopf and was an easy out. Weaver brought the stands up with a roar with a long triple to right center. Jackson hit to Kopf, who drove the last nail in Chicago's coffin with a peg to Daubert.
1 Hit, No Runs

Game 5 Box Scores
Cincinnati     ABRH TBPA E
Rath, 2b3111 0 3 0
Daubert, 1b2000 110 0
Groh, 3b3100 1 2 0
Roush, cf4213 2 0 0
Duncan, lf2000 2 0 0
Kopf, ss30110 4 0
Neale, rf40001 0 0
Rariden, c4000100 0
Eller, p3112 0 1 0
        
        
        
Totals28547 27 11 0
Chicago      AB R H TB P A E
Leibold, rf3000 1 0 0
E. Collins, 2b4000 1 2 1
Weaver, 3b4024 1 2 0
Jackson, lf 4000 3 0 0
Felsch, cf3000 7 0 1
Gandil, 1b3000 8 1 0
Risberg, ss3000 1 2 1
Schalk, c2011 3 2 0
Lynn, c1000 1 0 0
Williams, p2000 1 0 0
* Murphy1000 0 0 0
Mayer, p0000 0 0 0
Totals30035 27 9 3

* Batted for Williams in the eighth inning.
Earned runs -- Cincinnati 4, Two-base hit -- Eller. Three-base hits -- Roush, Weaver. Sacrifice hits -- Daubert 2, Kopf. Sacrificed fly -- Duncan. Stolen base -- Roush. Bases on balls -- Off Williams 2(Rath, Groh); off Mayer 1(Duncan); off Eller 1(Leibold). Stuck out -- By Williams 3(Duncan, Neale, Eller); by Eller 9(Gandil, Risberg, Schalk, Wlliams 2, Leibold, Felsch, E.Collins, Murphy). Pitching record -- Off Williams 4 hits and 4 runs in 8 innings; off Mayer, no hits and 1 run in 1 inning. Fumbles-- Risberg, E.Collins. Wild throw -- Felsch. Losing pitcher -- Williams. Left on bases -- Cincinnati 3, Chicago 4. Passed ball -- Schalk. Umpires -- At plate, Rigler; first base, Evans; second base, Quigley; third base, Nallin. Time -- 1h, 45m. Attendance -- 34,379. 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 -- Fair.

Eller's sensational pitching for Cincinnati stood out clearly in the pitching analysis. After his two-base hit had paved the way for his team's four runs in the sixth inning, he took charge with the Chicago batsmen, but in the first five sessions he was using his best brand of shoots, hops and benders on every occasion. In the third inning Leibold was the only Sox player to even touch the ball, a high foul into the upper tier of the stands for a strike. In the sixth Eller threw only five times. The big Red twirler missed the plate eighteen times in the first three innings, but in the last six had only seven bad ones called. This was largely due to the fact that he was putting practically every ball across the plate, and the Chicago men quit trying to wait him out. While Eller's work was unusual, Williams pitched a fine brand of ball and made a creditable record.
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