The Monarchs headed home to meet the Cincinnati-Indianapolis Clowns on June 10 for a Sunday double header. The Monarchs hadn't been in Kansas City in four weeks. ("Home" might be a misnomer for KC; the bus was really home for the ballplayers.) 8,168 fans filed into the stadium to welcome the road-weary Monarchs. Satchel started the first game versus Lazarus Medina. Satch was on, allowing just one hit and no runs in his four innings. He struck out six Clowns. Medina didn't fare as well, and the Monarchs jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings. Satchel, usually not much of a hitter, helped himself out with a double, single and run scored in two at-bats. Booker McDaniels took over the mound for KC for the final five frames, allowing seven hits but just one run while striking out six. Jackie continued terrorizing pitchers with a 2-for-3 day that featured a triple, two RBI and two runs. Monarchs center fielder John Scott went hitless at the plate, but had "a mighty catch in the first inning which drew the applause of the crowd," and the home team prevailed 7-1.
In the second game, the Clowns evened things up with a 5-2 victory. Pitching for KC was Eddie Locke, making his first '45 appearance that I'm aware of. He got off to a rocky start, giving up five in the first three innings before keeping the Clowns off the scoreboard in the final four frames. The damage was done however, and the Monarchs only managed two runs in a losing effort.
|June 10 Kansas City Call|
The Monarchs record in regular season games that I've found to this point was 12-5 (.706). They outscored their opponents 86-61 in those 17 games, which is an average of 5.06 runs for and 3.59 runs against. Jackie's 2-for-3 day brought his average up to a mean .486, far and away best on the team.