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Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 19th)

May 19, 2020 by · Leave a Comment 

Saturday, May 19th – The Detroit Stars visit the Kansas City Monarchs at Muehlebach Field.

Here are the starting lineups:

Detroit Stars (10-4)
1. Wade Johnston, LF
2. Halley Harding, SS
3. Turkey Stearnes, CF
4. Ed Rile, 1B
5. Hurley McNair, RF
6. Ted Radcliffe, C
7. Claude Johnson, 3B
8. Grady Orange, 2B
9. Jack Marshall, P

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

Jack Marshall, the old man of the Detroit pitching staff at age 35, opposes future HOF P Andy Cooper of Kansas City.

Kansas City strikes for two runs in the bottom of the 1st. Detroit comes back with a run in the 2nd and two in the 3rd. Kansas City ties it in the bottom of the third at 3-3. Detroit scores 3 in the 4th vs. 1 for Kansas City. 6-4 Stars lead at that point. William Bell relieves Andy Cooper and gives up 4 in the 5th to KC’s 1, for a 10-5 Detroit lead. Kansas City manages a run in the 7th and another in the 8th. Cristobal Torriente relieves Marshall in the eighth to limit the damage and get the ‘save’ in a 10-7 Detroit victory.

NOTES: Torriente pitches 2 innings of no-hit relief for the save. Turkey Steanes is 4-5 with two doubles and a run scored. Wade Johnston goes 2 for 4 with a triple a walk, two RBI and a run scored. For Kansas City George Giles goes 3-5 with 3 RBI. Newt Joseph is 2-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base. Birthday boy Newt Allen is 1 for 1 with 3 walks, 2 RBI and a run scored.

Other NNL games:
Memphis Red Sox-9, Cleveland Tigers-2 (Lewis Park)
Cuban Stars (West)-3, Chicago American Giants-0 (Schorling Park)

Eastern Independent games:
Hilldale Club-4, Brooklyn Royal Giants-1 (Hilldale Park)

Turkey Stearnes

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