Game accounts claim between 14,000 to 16,000 fans were on hand to witness Satchel face off against 21-year old rookie Wilmer Harris. Harris gave up just two hits and no runs through the first six innings. Satchel got off to a rocky start, allowing the first three Stars batters to reach on singles, but escaped the inning without yielding a run. He had his stuff back from there, retiring the next 11 Stars batters, and allowed just one more hit and no runs in five innings of work. In the top of the seventh, with no score in the game, the Monarchs finally got to Harris. Jackie started the rally with a single, "(Lee) Moody doubled Robinson to third. (John) Scott scored both runners with his second hit of the game, a double to center; (Walter) Thomas cut a sharp single to right to score Scott" (June 22 Kansas City Call). The three runs were all KC managed on the day, but three was enough after Lefty LaMarque relieved Satchel and hurled four no-hit innings (though he did allow the Stars lone run on two walks and two Stars sacrifices).
The eastern trip was off to a good start. Negro leagues historian Wayne Stivers reports that the Monarchs and Stars played on the 18th in Philadelphia, resulting in a 5-1 Stars victory. Over the next two weeks, the Monarchs would travel through the northeast squaring off with the Stars and Josh Gibson's Homestead Grays.