Sunday, June 6, 2010

Barons And Monarchs Go 10 Scoreless Frames; Game Called In The 11th After Melee

Huge thanks to John Holway for funding research that led to the following game summary being found in the June 7 Birmingham News:
The Black Barons and Kansas City Monarchs "battled" for 10 scoreless innings in their all-important series at Rickwood last night, and the game was called near midnight after numerous protested decisions and near fist fights between the players.
The Monarchs reached Schoolboy Newberry for seven hits last night. (Herb) Souell and (John) Scott got two each. Piper Davis got two of the Barons five hits off (Hilton) Smith, Monarchs hurler.
The protests last night came on the ball and strike decisions of Umpire Moore. The Monarchs scored one run in the first of the 11th on two hits. The Barons were threatening in their half when another protested decision led to a clash between Piper Davis and (Chico) Renfroe, Monarch catcher. Players flocked to join the melee and the game reverted to the 10th and was called with no decision.

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