1919 World Series Game Seven Play By Play

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Game 7

GAME 7 AT CINCINNATI - WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 8, 1919
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Pitchers: CICOTTE vs SALLEE, Fisher (5), Luque (6)
Runners advanced: Cincinnati: By Roush 1, Rath 1, Duncan 1, Magee 1; Total 4.
Chicago: By Jackson 4, Felsch 4, Gandil 2, E. Collins 2 Weaver 1; Total 13.
Runs Batted In: Cincinnati: Duncan 1.
Chicago: Jackson 2, Felsch 2.
Attendance: 13,923

First Inning:
Chicago -- John Collins singled to center on Sallee's third pitch. After Eddie Collins was given a ball, he sacrificed, Sallee to Daubert, sending his namesake to second. Weaver flied to Eddie Roush, Collins hugging his base. Jackson batted to left for a clean single, sending J. Collins home with the first run. Duncan threw the ball to Groh, who tossed the ball to Rath. Jackson had overrun first and was caught between that bag and second, but got out of the tangle when Daubert fumbled Rath's throw. Felsch bunted safely, sending Jackson to second, but Felsch was forced when Gandil drove to Kopf, who sent the ball to Rath for the putout.
3 Hits, 1 Runs
Cincinnati -- Rath drove a grounder straight at Eddie Collins, who let it go between his legs for an error. Daubert hit at Cicotte's first offering and popped a fly to Eddie Collins. Groh fanned. Roush sent a sharp rap at Eddie Collins, who tossed to Risberg, forcing Daubert.
No Hits, No Runs

Second Inning:
Chicago -- Risberg hit to Kopf, who tossed to Daubert for an easy out. Schalk drove the first ball pitched straight at Neale. Cicotte also struck at the first pitch and sent an easy roller to Groh, who threw him out.
No Hits, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Duncan hoisted a fly to John Collins in center field. Kopf drove a hot liner to left center for a single. One strike was called on Neale and on the next pitched ball he fouled out to Weaver. Kopf was caught stealing, Schalk to Risberg.
1 Hit, No Runs

Third Inning:
Chicago -- John Collins singled through the box, the ball bouncing off Sallee's glove. John Collins reached second when Eddie Collins beat out a grounder that Kopf couldn't get over in time. Kopf took Weaver's tap and stepped on second, forcing Eddie Collins. Kopf claimed that Eddie Collins interfered with his throw to catch Weaver and Umpire Rigler allowed it, ordering Weaver out. Jackson whipped a hot single to left, scoring John Collins, but Felsch forced Jackson, Kopf to Rath.
3 Hits, 1 Runs
Cincinnati -- Wingo walked. Sallee flied to Felsch in right, the latter getting the ball on the foul line, Wingo holding first base. After one strike was called on Rath he forced Wingo, Risberg to E. Collins. Daubert drove a terrific shot at Cicotte, who caught the ball with one hand and tossed Daubert out at first.
No Hits, No Runs

Fourth Inning:
Chicago -- Gandil flied to Neale in short right. Daubert caught Risberg's foul. Groh made a fine stop of Schalk's smash, but couldn't recover in time to throw him out. Cicotte hit the second ball high to deep center where Roush caught it.
1 Hit, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Groh grounded to Eddie Collins and was easily thrown out. Roush also was out, Eddie Collins to Gandil. Cicotte pitched the first over for a strike to Duncan, who rapped weakly to Weaver.
No Hits, No Runs

Fifth Inning:
Chicago -- J. Collins out on a fly to Neale. Eddie Collins singled sharply to center for his second hit. Groh fumbled Weaver's hot one and then made a high throw to complete the error. Rath lost a chance for a double play when Jackson's grounder hit him on the ankle and bounded away. This error filled the bases. Felsch drove E. Collins and Weaver across the plate with a pretty single to center. This settled Sallee for the day. Manager Moran sent Ray Fisher to the box. Gandil grounded to Fisher and was out at first base, Jackson and Felsch each advancing a base. Risberg struck out, leaving two on bases.
2 Hits, 2 Runs
Cincinnati -- Kopf flied to Jackson in short left field. Neale singled to left. Wingo walked. Fisher had taken his stand at bat when Moran called a halt and sent Ruether up as a pinch hitter. Ruether tipped off a puny foul which Weaver gathered in. Rath broke his bat squarely in two, the heavy end sailing out toward Cicotte as the ball bounded to Weaver, who threw the batter out at first base.
1 Hit, No Runs

Sixth Inning:
Chicago -- Luque went to the mound for the Reds. Schalk lifted to Duncan. Cicotte fanned. J. Collins hit to left field for two bases. Eddie Collins missed a third strike, but had to be thrown out at first base by Wingo.
1 Hit, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Daubert was called out on strikes. Groh hit one clear over the temporary left field fence near the foul line, but under ground rules he had to stop at second base. Roush was not there in a pinch, his tap being fielded to Gandil by Cicotte. On this play Groh advanced to third, being the first Cincinnati base-runner to get that far. Groh scored on a clean single to center by Duncan. Kopf forced Duncan, E. Collins to Risberg. It was Cicotte's own fault that he was scored on in this inning, as he could easily have thrown out Groh at third base on Roush's tap, but elected to make a play at first base on the batter.
2 Hits, 1 Runs

Seventh Inning:
Chicago -- Weaver fanned. Jackson hit to Rath and was easily thrown out. Felsch struck out.
No Hits, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Neale fanned. Wingo got a base on balls, which was his third pass. Luque struck out. Rath drove a single to center, putting Wingo on second. Daubert drove a hard hit ball at Eddie Collins, who knocked it down and recovered it in time to throw Daubert out at first base on a close decision.
1 Hit, No Runs

Eighth Inning:
Chicago -- Kopf ran into short left and caught Gandil's fly. Roush ran into short center and muffed Risberg's ball, but he recovered it in time to nail Risberg at second, Rath taking the throw. Schalk was out on a great stop and throw by Kopf, who took the ball at deep short.
No Hits, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Groh was out on long fly to Jackson. Eddie Collins tossed out Roush. Duncan died, Risberg to Gandil.
No Hits, No Runs

Ninth Inning:
Chicago -- Cicotte fanned on three pitches. John Collins was retired on a liner to Roush. Eddie Collins out, Rath to Daubert.
No Hits, No Runs
Cincinnati -- Kopf lined to Eddie Collins. Neale flied to Jackson. Wingo singled past Eddie Collins. Magee batted for Luque and singled to right, putting Wingo on second. Jimmie Smith ran for Magee. Rath lined to Felsch.
2 Hits, No Runs

Game 7 Box Scores
Chicago     ABRHTBPAE
J. Collins, rf523 41 0 0
E. Collins, 2b412 2 3 6 1
Weaver, 3b4100 2 2 0
Jackson, lf4022 3 0 0
Felsch, cf4022 2 0 0
Gandil, 1b4000 9 0 0
Risberg, ss4000 3 2 0
Schalk, c4011 4 1 0
Cicotte, p4000 0 2 0
        
        
        
        
        
Totals3741011 27 13 1
Cincinnati      AB R H TB P A E
Rath, 2b5011 3 3 1
Daubert, 1b4000 101 1
Groh, 3b4112 0 2 1
Roush, cf4000 3 1 1
Duncan, lf4011 1 1 0
Kopf, ss4011 2 5 0
Neale, rf4011 3 0 0
Wingo, c1011 5 1 0
Salle, p1000 0 1 0
Fisher, p0000 0 1 0
* Ruether 1000 0 0 0
Luque, p1000 0 0 0
** Magee 1011 0 0 0
*** Smith 0000 0 0 0
Totals34 178 27 16 4

* Batted for Fisher in the fifth inning. ** Batted for Luque in the ninth inning. *** Ran for Magee in the ninth inning.
Earned runs -- Chicago 2, Cincinnati 1. Two-base hit -- J. Collins, Groh. Sacrifice hits -- E. Collins. Bases on balls -- Off Cicotte 3(Wingo); Stuck out -- By Cicotte 4(Groh, Daubert, Neale, Luque); by Fisher 1(Risberg); by Luque 5(Cicotte 2, E.Collins, Felsch, Weaver). Double play -- Kopf to Daubert. Pitching record -- Off Sallee 9 hits and 4 runs in 4 1-3 innings; off Fisher, no hits and no runs in 2-3 innings; off Luque, 1 hit and no runs in 4 inning. Fumbles-- Groh, Rath. Dropped throw -- Daubert. Dropped ball -- Roush. Losing pitcher -- Sallee. Left on bases -- Chicago 7, Cincinnati 9. Umpires -- At plate, Quigley; first base, Nallin; second base, Rigler; third base, Evans. Time -- 1h, 47m. Attendance -- 13,923. 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.

Cicotte's comeback was marked by steady although not brilliant pitching. On the other hand, Sallee, one of Pat Moran's mainstays, had to be taken from the box in the fifth inning. Ray Fisher, another mainstay, completed the inning. Luque pitched invincible ball, striking out five of the White Sox batters in the four innings he pitched.
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