June 1, 2020

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 8th)

May 8, 2020 by · Leave a Comment 

Tuesday, May 8th – It’s the Kansas City Monarchs vs. St. Louis Stars again, at Stars Park St. Louis.

Here are the starting lineups:

Kansas City Monarchs
1. LeRoy Taylor, RF
2. Dink Mothell, 2B
3. Newt Allen, SS
4. George Giles, 1B
5. Newt Joseph, 3B
6. Reginald Hopwood, LF
7. Eddie Dwight, CF
8. Frank Duncan, C
9. Andy Cooper, P

St. Louis Stars
1. Cool Papa Bell, CF
2. Branch Russell, RF
3. Willie Wells, SS
4. Mule Suttles, 1B
5. Wilson Redus, LF
6. Dewey Creacy, 2B
7. Henry Williams, C
8. John Henry Russell, 3B
9. Roosevelt Davis, P

Andy Cooper is a future HOF pitcher. His pitching opponent, Roosevelt Davis, is 23 years old, but is in his 5th season with St. Louis.


After Kansas City scores one in the top of the 1st, Wilson Redus hits a two-out, two-on home run in the bottom of the inning, giving St. Louis a 3-1 lead.

The Stars continue to hit Cooper hard, with a run in the bottom of the 2nd, and after Kansas City scores 2 in the top of the 3rd to cut the lead to 4-3, the Stars knock Cooper from the box with three more runs in their half, making the score 7-3.

Davis holds the Monarchs down until the 7th, when Kansas City scores 2 and again makes it close at 7-5. Army Cooper had relieved Andy Cooper, and kept the Stars from scoring until the bottom of the 7th, when the Stars added a run, and the bottom of the eighth, when they added their last score, making the final 8-5 St. Louis.

NOTES: Roosevelt Davis pitched a complete game, giving up 8 hits, striking out 4 and walking 2. Wilson Redus had a HR, 2 walks, and a HBP in 5 Plate appearances. Dewey Creacy went 2-5 with a double and 2 RBI.

Other NNL Scores:
Cuban Stars (West)-10, Memphis Red Sox-7 (Lewis Park)
Cleveland Tigers-9, Detroit Stars-7 (Mack Park)
Birmingham Black Barons-10, Chicago American Giants-4 (Schorling Park)

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