October 31, 2020

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 11th)

May 11, 2020 by · Leave a Comment 

Friday, May 11th – In a battle of the league’s southern teams, the Birmingham Black Barons visit the Memphis Red Sox at Lewis Field.

Here are the starting lineups:

Birmingham Black Barons
1. George McAllister, 1B
2. Ray Sheppard, 3B
3. Roy Parnell, LF
4. Sandy Thompson, CF
5. Bill Perkins, C
6. Reuben Jones, RF
7. Dewitt Owens, SS
8. Chuffy Alexander, 2B
9. Harry Salmon, P

Memphis Red Sox
1. Kid Lowe, 3B
2. J.C. McHaskell, 1B
3. Bob Miller, 2B
4. Pinky Ward, CF
5. Dan Thomas, SS
6. Wesley Hicks, LF
7. Clark, RF
8. Larry Brown, C
9. Steel Arm Tyler, P

32-year-old Harry Salmon, who was 15-6 with a 2.93 ERA in 1927, opposes 22-year-old strikeout pitcher Steel Arm Tyler.

Memphis jumps out front with 2 runs in the 1st inning, highlighted by a Bob Miller triple. Birmingham scores 1 run in the 2nd, but otherwise Steel Arm Tyler has them shut down, striking out the side in the top of the 4th inning. After Memphis increases their lead to 3-1 with a run in the 6th, Tyler comes up with arm issues, and is relieved by Cliff Bell.

After another run in the 7th for Memphis, Birmingham breaks through against Bell with 1 in the 8th to make the score 4-2 Memphis. The Red Sox then put 4 on the board in the bottom of the 8th, and two runs for Birmingham are not enough. Memphis prevails 8-4.

NOTES: In his 6 innings, Steel Arm Tyler gave up no earned runs, 6 hits, striking out 5 and walking 1. Harry Salmon was hit hard in 7 2/3rds innings, giving up 8 runs and 18 hits. Ruby Miller, Kid Lowe, and Larry Brown all had 3 hits for Memphis. Ray Sheppard went 4-5 with a double and 2 RBI for Birmingham.

Other NNL Scores:
No other league games scheduled.

Larry Brown

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