Sunday, May 30, 2010
Satchel Makes First '45 Appearance & Jackie Is Perfect At The Plate
Satchel pitched six frames for KC, allowing two runs on just three hits and one walk. Satch struck out six. The Monarchs only managed one off familiar foe Gentry Jessup in the first six innings, so the Monarchs trailed 1-2 when Booker McDaniels took over for KC in the seventh. McDaniels shut the Giants out for his three innings, and the Monarchs managed to get three more off Jessup to claim game one 4-2.
In the second game, Hilton Smith went all seven innings and allowed just two runs but suffered a loss as Walter McCoy hurled a shutout for Chicago. The Monarchs managed just four hits off McCoy, and three of them belonged to Jackie. From the June 1 Kansas City Call: "Jackie Robinson had a perfect day at the bat in both games. He doubled, singled and tripled in the second. In the first, he walked three times and on his fourth trip to the plate singled." Not a bad day's work.
Satchel illustration by Steve Willaredt