1919 World Series Game Six Play By Play

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Game 6

GAME 6 AT CINCINNATI - TUESDAY OCTOBER 7, 1919
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Pitchers: KERR vs Ruether, RING (6)
Runners advanced: Cincinnati: By Duncan 3, Ruether 1, Daubert 1; Total 5.
Chicago: By Gandil 3, Jackson 3, Felsch 2, Schalk 2, E.Collins 1; Total 11.
Runs Batted In: Cincinnati: Duncan 2, Ruether 1, Rath 1.
Chicago:E.Collins 1, Jackson 1, Felsch 1, Schalk 1, Gandil 1.
Attendance: 32,006

First Inning:
Chicago -- With the count three and two, J. Collins lifted a high fly which Rath caught on a good catch in short center. Eddie Collins hoisted a long fly to Roush. Weaver hit swiftly past Kopf, who barely got his hands on the ball. It was a base hit. Jackson popped a little fly to Groh.
1 Hit, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Rath popped into Risberg's clutches and was out. Daubert hit the first ball weakly and Kerr tossed him out. Groh hammered a fast ball to right for two bases. Fast fielding by John Collins prevented a triple. Roush drove sharply to Risberg, who knocked the ball down with one hand, the batsman getting a hit. Groh overran third and Risberg, grasping the ball, nailed him with a fast throw to Weaver.
2 Hits, No Runs

Second Inning:
Chicago -- Felsch connected with a fast ball and drove it to Neale, who caught the ball within a few yards of the stands in right. Kopf threw Gandil out at first on a sharp grounder. Risberg raised a high fly to Neale, which retired the side.
No Hits, No Runs
Cincinnati -- With two and one, Duncan rolled an easy one to Risberg, who made a fumble. Kerr, who seemed to be perturbed, pitched four wide ones to Kopf and the latter walked. Neale bunted to Kerr, who threw wildly to Weaver, but the latter made a one hand catch and Duncan was forced at third. Rariden forced Neale, Eddie Collins to Risberg. Ruether tried to kill the ball, but rolled an easy one to Kerr, who threw him out.
No Hits, No Runs

Third Inning:
Chicago -- Schalk walked. Kerr sacrificed, Groh to Rath, who covered first, Schalk moving to second. John Collins, hitting the first ball, sent a long fly to Roush in short center. Eddie Collins hit on a dead line to left center, where Duncan made a beautiful catch.
No Hits, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Rath hit to Eddie Collins and was out on a throw to Gandil. Daubert pounded a fast ball to right for a single. Evans called Groh out on strikes, the latter making no swing. When Daubert started to steal, Schalk threw low to Eddie Collins, who reached for the ball. Daubert slid around the bag, but in the scramble he fell back before Eddie Collins could touch him. Roush was hit by a wild pitch and walked. Duncan smashed to right center for two bases, scoring Daubert and Roush. These were the first runs scored off Kerr in twelve consecutive innings of the series. Felsch ran to deep center and pulled down a drive from Kopf's bat, retiring the side.
2Hits , 2 Runs

Fourth Inning:
Chicago -- Duncan further distinguished himself by tearing to deep center and getting a long smash from Weaver's bat. Rariden caught Jackson's foul within a yard of the net. Felsch rapped a hard single past Rath. Gandil jabbed a grounder to Kopf, who got him easily at first.
1 Hit, No Runs
Cincinnati -- J. Collins overran Neale's safe hit to right field and the ball rolled far enough to give the batter a triple. E. Collins tossed out Rariden, Neale remaining on third. Ruether kept up his reputation as a batting pitcher by a hit that went past third base only a foot fair and curved into the stand for a two-base blow. Neale scored. Rath grounded to Risberg, who attempted a play at third base, but hit the runner on the back. The ball rolled away and before Weaver could recover it Ruether scored and Rath reached second. Rath stole third, Weaver muffing a poor throw by Schalk. Rath tried to score on Daubert's short fly to Jackson. He was doubled at the plate as he slid into Schalk and knocked the little catcher over.
2 Hits, 2 Runs

Fifth Inning:
Chicago -- Risberg walked. Schalk also strolled. Kerr filled the bases with an infield hit, which Kopf knocked down too late for a play. Risberg could have been caught, as he overran third base, but Groh was not alert and failed to tag him after taking Kopf's throw. A pinch hit was not forthcoming from J. Collins, however. Roush came in so close to second base for Collins' fly that Risberg did not try to score. Eddie Collins came through with a sacrifice fly to Roush which scored Risberg. Schalk did not advance from second base after the ball was caught, but Kerr ran down thinking that the base had been vacated. When he saw what he had done he gave up and stood still while Groh, who had received the ball from Roush, ran clear across the diamond and tagged Kerr for the second out of the double play that retired the side.
1 Hit, 1 Runs
Cincinnati -- Groh was out on a fly to Felsch. Roush was out on a pretty running catch by John Collins. Duncan was received with wild acclaim as he came to the bat. The first ball was over his head. The second was also too high. He cracked the third to deep center, where Felsch misjudged it and then dropped it with one hand. Risberg threw out Kopf.
No Hits, No Runs

Sixth Inning:
Chicago -- The fourth hit off of Ruether was a gift double to Weaver after two strikes and a ball. His pop fly fell safe between Duncan and Kopf because each thought the other would make the catch. Jackson singled over second base on the first ball pitched, scoring Weaver. Felsch's smash to left field was held to two bases by fast fielding. This blow knocked Ruether out of the box, as it scored Jackson and put Felsch on second with the tieing run. Gandil got in the hole trying to sacrifice and wound up by popping to Daubert. Kopf threw out Risberg, Felsch taking third. Schalk drove in the tieing run with a single through the infield that scored Felsch. Groh got one hand on this drive and diverted it to Kopf, who missed a bad bound, and the ball rolled just far enough to give Schalk a life. Schalk stole second, aided by a poor throw. Groh made a splendid stop of Kerr's grounder and whipped the ball to Daubert for the third out.
4 Hits, 3 Runs
Cincinnati -- Neale scored a hit off Kerr's glove, slowing it down so that neither Risberg nor Collins could field it. Rariden shot a roaring drive squarely into J. Collins' glove. Ring struck out. Neale attempted to pilfer second and was out on Schalk's rifle bullet peg to Risberg.
1 Hit, No Runs

Seventh Inning:
Chicago -- With right-handed Ring in the box, Gleason supplanted J. Collins with Leibold, who sent a hot grounder toward second and was out on a pretty running stop and throw by Kopf. E. Collins hoisted a high one that Roush got under. Weaver hit the first ball pitched, which bounded to Rath, who retired the side with a swift throw to Daubert.
No Hits, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Rath opened with a single to left of which Jackson tried for a shoestring catch but missed and went sprawling on his face on the greensward. Daubert laid down one of his copyrighted sacrifices, Kerr to Gandil, sending Rath to second. Groh walked. On the first ball pitched Roush smashed into a double play, Risberg to E. Collins to Gandil.
1 Hit, No Runs

Eighth Inning:
Chicago -- Jackson drew a base on balls. Felsch hit the first ball and flied to Neale. Gandil waited and walked on four straight balls. Risberg batted a low liner to center. It appeared to be a sure hit until Roush took the ball at his shoe tops and threw to Rath for a double play on Jackson.
No Hits, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Gandil ran way back and over to the field boxes for Duncan's foul. Kopf drove a hard liner straight to Kerr, who caught it, but had to ask for a call of time, as his pitching hand was badly bruised and numbed. Neale singled to left. Fearing that Kerr's pitching hand was injured, Gleason sent James out to warm up. Rariden bounced an infield single off Kerr's glove. Ring forced Rariden, Risberg to Collins.
2 Hits, No Runs

Ninth Inning:
Chicago -- Ring fooled Schalk with three perfect strikes. Ring then fielded Kerr's bounder and threw Kerr out at first. Ring passed Leibold. Eddie Collins' fly swooped down into the awaiting hands of Roush.
No Hits, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Rath swung and grounded out, Weaver to Gandil. Daubert missed the second strike, but on his next attempt shot a line single to center. Groh forced Daubert, Risberg to Collins. Groh attempted to steal while Roush was at bat, but was thrown out by several feet, Schalk to Collins.
1 Hit, No Runs

Tenth Inning:
Chicago -- Duncan could not quite reach Weaver's short fly, which bounded badly and gave Weaver a two-bagger, also his third hit of the game. Jackson was sent up to sacrifice. He bunted safely in front of the plate, sending Weaver to third. Felsch struck out. Gandil scored Weaver and put Jackson on second. This was a slow, high bounding hit which could have been fielded if the infield had been playing back. The break however, did not help the Sox, as Risberg lined to Kopf, who doubled up Jackson at second base with a fine throw to Rath.
3 Hits, 1 Runs
Cincinnati -- Roush grounded to Eddie Collins and was thrown out at first. On the first ball pitched Duncan popped a foul to Schalk behind the plate. Kopf, swinging late, sent a bounder to E. Collins, who squelched the last ray of Cincinnati hopes by pegging Kopf out at first.
No Hits, No Runs

Game 6 Box Scores
Chicago     ABRHTBPAE
J. Collins, rf3000 2 0 0
Leibold, rf1000 0 0 0
E. Collins, 2b4000 4 6 0
Weaver, 3b5235 2 1 0
Jackson, lf4122 1 1 0
Felsch, cf5123 2 0 1
Gandil, 1b4011 110 0
Risberg, ss4100 3 5 2
Schalk, c2011 4 2 0
Kerr, p3011 1 4 0
Totals3551013 30 19 3
Cincinnati     ABRH TBPAE
Rath, 2b5011 4 1 0
Daubert, 1b4122 8 0 0
Groh, 3b4012 2 2 0
Roush, cf4111 7 2 0
Duncan, lf5012 2 0 0
Kopf, ss4000 1 5 0
Neale, rf4135 3 0 0
Rariden, c4011 3 0 0
Ruether, p2112 0 0 0
Ring, p2000 0 1 0
Totals3841116 30 11 0

Earned runs -- Chicago 5, Cincinnati 3, Two-base hits -- Groh, Duncan, Ruether, Weaver 2, Felsch. Three-base hit -- Neale. Sacrifice hits -- Kerr, Daubert. Sacrificed fly -- E. Collins. Stolen bases -- Daubert, Rath, Schalk, Leibold. Bases on balls -- Off Kerr 2(Kopf, Groh); off Ruether 3(Schalk 2, Risberg); off Ring 3(Jackson, Gandil, Leibold). Stuck out -- By Kerr 2(Groh, Ring); by Ring 2(Schalk, Felsch). Hit by pitcher -- By Kerr 1(Roush). Double plays -- Roush to Groh; Kopf to Rath; Roush to Rath; Jackson to Schalk; Risberg to E. Collins to Gandil. Pitching record -- Off Ruether 6 hits and 4 runs in 5 innings; off Ring, 4 hits and 1 run in 5 innings. Fumbles-- Risberg. Wild throw -- Risberg. Dropped ball -- Felsch. Losing pitcher -- Ring. Left on bases -- Cincinnati 8, Chicago 8. Umpires -- At plate, Evans; first base, Quigley; second base, Nallin; third base, Rigler. Time -- 2h, 6m. Attendance -- 32,006 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.

Kerr was the hero of the White Sox rooters after having pitched his team to another victory in the sixth game of the world series. Although Cincinnati got eleven hits off Kerr, while Ruether and Ring were touched for only ten hits, an analysis of the pitching record shows Kerr pitched a steadier game. Ruether did not strike the easy stride which won his first game. Ring got wild in the eighth, walked two men and was hit for the winning run in the tenth.
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