1919 World Series Game Eight Play By Play

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Game 8

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CINCINNATI410013010 10162
CHICAGO001000040 5101

Pitchers: ELLER vs WILLIAMS, James (1), Wilkinson (6)
Home Runs: Jackson-CHI
Runners advanced: Cincinnati: By Roush 8, Duncan 6, Rariden 5, Daubert 3, Groh 1, Neale 1; Total 24.
Chicago: By Jackson 3, Weaver 3, E.Collins 3, Gandil 1, Risberg 1; Total 11.
Runs Batted In: Cincinnati: Roush 4, Duncan 3, Rariden 2, Neale 1.
Chicago: Jackson 3, Gandil 1, Risberg 1.
Attendance: 32,930

First Inning:
Cincinnati -- Rath went out on a fly to Risberg. The first ball pitched to Daubert was a strike, but the second was hit low and hard to short center for a base. Leibold tried desperately to make a shoestring catch, but missed. Groh hit a short single to right, sending Daubert to second. Roush hit along the first base line for a two-bagger, sending Daubert home and putting Groh on third. Duncan hit along the left field foul line, scoring both Groh and Roush. Williams pitched a ball to Kopf and was then succeeded by James. James started wildly, getting only one strike over out of his first five pitches. He sent Kopf to first on a base on balls, but did better with Neale, fanning him after giving him one ball. Rariden pushed a single over Gandil's head, which scored Duncan and put Kopf on third. Eller flied to Felsch, ending a disastrous inning for the White Sox.
5 Hits, 4 Runs
Chicago -- Leibold smashed a single to left. The crowd got into a frenzy when Eddie Collins followed with a double to center. Weaver fanned. Kopf made a beauty catch of Jackson's long foul against the left field fence. Felsch fanned.
2 Hits, No Runs

Second Inning:
Cincinnati -- James issued three balls to Rath before striking him out. Daubert hit a hard liner to Jackson, who caught it for the second out. Groh beat out a slow grounder to Gandil. Roush drove the ball over Jackson's head for a double, scoring Groh. Roush was caught between second and third, Leibold to Risberg to Schalk to Weaver to Eddie Collins.
2 Hits, 1 Run
Chicago -- Gandil hit to Daubert and was out. Risberg walked. Schalk drove a pretty single to left, which advanced Risberg to second. James raised a foul, which Groh caught near the Chicago bench. Leibold struck out.
1 Hit, No Runs

Third Inning:
Cincinnati -- Duncan hit to Weaver, who threw him out. Weaver made a fine running stop of Kopf's drive and threw him out. Neale walked. Neale was out stealing, Schalk to Eddie Collins.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Eddie Collins lined to Duncan. Weaver hit to short right center, where Rath made a splendid running catch with his back to the ball. Jackson hit into right field bleachers for a home run. Kopf threw out Felsch.
1 Hit, 1 Run

Fourth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Rariden lined to Gandil and was out. Eller was hit by a pitched ball and trotted to first. Rath dribbled the ball between the box and second, where Risberg failed to stop it with one hand, and it was a hit, Eller reaching second. Daubert lined a hard single to center and Eller was out at the plate on Leibold's great throw. Rath took third and Daubert second on the throw to the plate. Groh left both runners when he flied to Eddie Collins.
2 Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Gandil was out on a running catch of his fly to Neale in right center. Risberg swung hard and was out on strikes. Schalk rapped a grounder to Groh, who threw him out with a fast heave.
No Hits, No Runs

Fifth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Roush drove the first ball to Eddie Collins, who got him with a fine pickup and throw. Duncan lined to Eddie Collins. Kopf hit along the right field line for three bases. Neale slashed a base hit past Risberg, Kopf scoring. Neale promptly stole second on the first ball. Risberg threw out Rariden.
2 Hits, 1 Run
Chicago -- James fanned. Kopf made a sensational running stop of Leibold's drive and got him with a lightening throw. Kopf also made a beautiful stop of Eddie Collins' hard drive and threw him out with ease and grace.
No Hits, No Runs

Sixth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Eller, after a ball and a strike had been called, drove a wicked on past James and got a hit before Collins could make a play. Rath walked. Manager Gleason took James out of the box and he was replaced by Wilkinson. Daubert bunted in front of the plate and Eller reached third on Schalk's wild throw to Weaver. Groh was out on strikes. Roush bounced a single just over Eddie Collins' head, Eller and Rath scoring. Daubert took third and Rath reached second. Duncan followed with a single to center, scoring Daubert and putting Roush on third. Leibold threw to Weaver and Duncan took second. Kopf walked and Neale forced Roush at the plate, Weaver to Schalk. Kopf was caught napping off second, Schalk to Risberg.
3 Hits, 3 Runs
Chicago -- Weaver's grounder was too hot for Daubert and it was a hit. Jackson flied to Roush in deep center. Roush got under Felsch's high drive. Gandil flied to Neale.
1 Hit, No Runs

Seventh Inning:
Cincinnati -- Rariden flied to Felsch. Eller struck out. Rath walked. Rath stole second. Daubert also took a base on balls. Groh flied to Leibold.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Risberg flied to Rath, who made a great catch in short center. Schalk fouled to Rariden. Wilkinson fanned.
No Hits, No Runs

Eighth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Roush was hit by a pitched ball. Duncan sacrificed, Wilkinson to Gandil. Kopf fouled to Weaver. Neale walked. Rariden singled to left, scoring Roush and putting Neale on third, and took second on Jackson's fruitless throw to the plate. Risberg threw out Eller.
1 Hit, 1 Run
Chicago -- Leibold flied to Neale. Eddie Collins singled to center. Weaver doubled over Daubert's head, putting Collins on third. Jackson doubled to right, scoring Collins and Weaver. Felsch popped to Daubert. Neale lost Gandil's fly in the sun and it went for three bases, Jackson scoring. Roush muffed Risberg's fly in short center and Gandil scored. Rath threw out Schalk.
4 Hits, 4 Runs

Ninth Inning:
Cincinnati -- Rath beat out a hit to Risberg, Daubert sacrificed, Wilkinson to Gandil. Groh flied to Leibold. Weaver threw out Roush.
1 Hit, No Runs
Chicago -- Murphy batted for Wilkinson and was hit by a pitched ball. Roush made a fine diving catch of Leibold's fly. it robbed Leibold of a two-bagger. Eddie Collins singled. Murphy went to second on the hit. Weaver flied to Neale, Murphy went to third on the catch. Collins stole second. Rath threw out Jackson.
1 Hit, No Runs

Game 8 Box Scores
Cincinnati      AB R H TB P A E
Rath, 2b4122 2 2 0
Daubert, 1b4222 8 0 0
Groh, 3b6222 1 1 0
Roush, cf5235 3 0 1
Duncan, lf 412 3 1 0 0
Kopf, ss3113 1 3 0
Neale, rf3011 4 0 0
Rariden, c5022 7 0 1
Eller, p4111 0 0 0
Totals38101621 27 6 2
Chicago      AB R H TB P A E
Leibold, rf5011 2 2 0
E. Collins, 2b513 4 4 1 0
Weaver, 3b5123 1 5 0
Jackson, lf5226 1 0 0
Felsch, cf4000 2 0 0
Gandil, 1b4113 9 0 0
Risberg, ss3000 2 3 0
Schalk, c4011 6 3 1
Williams, p0000 0 0 0
James, p20 0 0 0 0 0
Wilkinson, p100 0 0 2 0
* Murphy 0000 0 0 0
Totals38 5 10 18 27 16 1

* Batted for Wilkinson in the ninth inning.
Earned runs -- Cincinnati 7, Chicago 4. Two-base hits -- Roush 2, E.Collins, Weaver, Jackson, Duncan. Three-base hits -- Kopf, Gandil. Homerun -- Jackson. Sacrifice hits -- Daubert, Duncan. Stolen bases -- Rath, Neale, Rariden, E. Collins. Bases on balls -- Off Eller 1(Risberg); off James 3(Kopf, Neale, Rath); off Wilkinson 4(Kopf, Neale, Rath, Daubert). Stuck out -- By James 2(Neale, Rath); by Wilkinson 2(Groh, Eller); by Eller 6(Weaver, Felsch, Risberg, James, Leibold, Wilkinson). Hit by pitcher -- By James 1(Eller); by Wilkinson 1(Roush); by Eller 1(Murphy). Pitching record -- Off Williams 4 hits and 4 runs in 1-3 inning; off James, 8 hits and 4 runs in 4 2-3 innings; off Wilkinson, 4 hits and 2 runs in 4 innings. Wild throw -- Schalk. Losing pitcher -- Williams. Left on bases -- Cincinnati 12, Chicago 8. Umpires -- At plate, Nallin; first base, Rigler; second base, Evans; third base, Quigley. Time -- 2h, 27m. Attendance -- 32,930. 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 was far less effective in the concluding game of the world series than on his previous appearance, but the pitching analysis proved him good enough in comparison with the three White Sox pitchers. Of Chicago pitchers, only Wilkinson had a noteworthy inning, and that was the ninth, when he threw 7 times.
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