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Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 2nd)

May 2, 2020 by · Leave a Comment 

Wednesday, May 2nd – The Kansas City Monarchs conclude their series with the Memphis Red Sox at Lewis Park. The series is tied at 2 game apiece.

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. Eddie Dwight, CF
6. New Joseph, 3B
7. Frank Duncan, C
8. Reginald Hopwood, LF
9. Andy Cooper, P

Memphis Red Sox
1. J.C. McHaskell, 1B
2. Kid Lowe, 3B
3. Larry Brown, C
4. Pinky Ward, CF
5. Dan Thomas, 2B
6. Earl Gurley, RF
7. Saul Davis, SS
8. Wesley Hicks, LF
9. Sam Jackson, P

Kansas City once again jumps out ahead of Memphis, scoring 5 runs against Sam Jackson in two innings. Cliff Bell relieves and holds the Monarchs to 3 runs over seven innings.

Future Hall of Famer Andy Cooper goes five innings, giving up only 1 unearned run and 1 hit, but walking SEVEN batters. Twenty-one year old Chet Brewer, already in his fourth season, relieves and goes four innings, giving up only a hit batter, while striking out five.

Dan Thomas had the only hit for Memphis, while Leroy Taylor goes 3 for 5 with a double and three runs scored for Kansas City.  Final score:  Kansas City Monarchs – 8, Memphis Red Sox – 1.

Other NNL and ECL Scores:
No other major games scheduled.

Chet Brewer Kansas City

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