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HBWRL Season 15

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Titans Score Seven Unanswered to Stun Dawgs

Titans 7, Red Dawgs 5 (12 innings):
Bill Terry drove in four runs, and Eddie Plank had another quality start, but it was not enough for the two-time defending HBWRL champion Myers Red Dawgs (7-5) to hold off a dramatic comeback by the Tri-City Titans (4-8) today in LA. The Titans rallied from a 5-0 deficit with an RBI single by Bill Dickey in the 4th inning to make it 5-1, and a four run 7th inning to tie the game at 5-5. Dickey ended it in the 12th with a two run homer off of Dawgs reliever Mort Cooper, who was tagged with both the loss and a blown save. The result tied the greatest comeback in Titans' history, and tightened the wildcard race. The Dawgs now lead the Circus Freaks, Reps, and Powers by 1.5 games each for the final playoff spot. "Bad puppies," said a Dawgs spokeswoman, but she quickly added, "But I do like a lot of excitement at the end!!"

1 out when winning runs scored
Game Winning RBI: Dickey

Hits: Titans 16, Red Dawgs 14
Extra-Base Hits: 1-1

Winning pitcher: Rube Marquard (1-0)
Losing pitcher: M. Cooper (0-2)

Homeruns: Dickey, Terry
Stolen bases: Barry Bonds, George Sisler
Caught stealing: Al Rosen
Error: Willie Mays

Ed's Take Down Freaks

Reps 5, Circus Freaks 3:
Eddie Collins accomplished the rare feat of stealing a base and hitting a homer in the same game, while Edd Roush delivered a three run shot, and Ed Walsh went the distance as the Minneapolis Reps (5-6) earned a split in their season series with the Picadilly Circus Freaks (5-6). The result gives the Defenestrators sole possession of 1st place in the JC, with the teams that played this game, plus the Powers each two games behind the Red Dawgs for the wildcard spot. The Circus Freaks did outhit the Reps, as Ty Cobb went 3-5 with an RBI. But Cobb also comitted an error and was caught stealing, each of which may have contributed directly to the final two run margin.

Hits: Circus Freaks 12, Reps 8
Extra-Base Hits: Reps 2, Circus Freaks 0

Winning pitcher: Walsh (3-1)
Losing pitcher: Christy Mathewson (1-3)

Homeruns: Collins, Roush
Stolen bases: Collins, Barry Larkin
Caught stealing; Error: Cobb

Ballston Stops the Madness

Defenestrators 4, Madness 3:
One day before electing Scott Tate to the County Board, Ballston took another important step to stopping the madness, as the Ballston Defenestrators (6-5) snapped a four game skid, ending a 10 game winning streak for the Marshall Madness (10-1). The Madness had already attained the HBWRL record for consecutive wins in a particular season, but were stopped short of Burke's record of 12 straight wins spanning two seasons. The Defs did it in much the way that the Madness defeated the Titans last week. In that game, the Titans scored three 1st inning runs, only to fall 4-3 in 13 innings. In this game, Mickey Mantle's homer gave the Madness an early 3-0 lead. But Harry Heilmann bushwhacked the ball for a three run homer in the 3rd inning. It was 3-3 in the 7th, when Ernie Banks got his 3rd hit of the game, an RBI single that put Ballston ahead, 4-3. Dolph Luque pitched 2.1 perfect innings of relief for the Madness, but it was not enough. Meanwhile, David Cone allowed three hits in 1.2 innings of relief for Ballston. He needed a double play, and a diving catch by Kiki Cuyler with the tying run in scoring position and two out in the bottom of the 9th, to save the save. Both teams (the two expansion teams) now hold 1st place in their respective circuits. The JC has now won three straight over the SC, after losing 15 of its first 17.

Hits: 11-11
Extra-Base Hits: 1-1

Winning pitcher: Rube Waddell (2-2)
Losing pitcher: Warren Spahn (2-1)
Save: Cone (1)

Homeruns: Mantle, Heilmann
Stolen base: Joe Morgan
Caught stealing: Luke Appling
Error: Paul Molitor

JC Makes it Two in a Row; Powers' Streak Snapped

Titans 7, Powers 1:
The Tri-City Titans (3-8) struck early and often, with six runs in the first three innings, and went on to hammer the Karas Powers (5-6), 7-1, on the road. The loss snapped a five game winning streak for the Powers, and marked the first time that JC teams have won back-to-back interleague games. The JC managed just two wins in 16 games prior to the All-Star Break; they have two wins in two games since the break. Charlie Gehringer drove in three runs, Bill Dickey drove in two, and Eddie Cicotte pitched 8.1 strong innings to lead the Titans to within 2.5 games of first place in the JC. The Powers trail the Red Dawgs by two games in the wildcard race.

Hits: Titans 15, Powers 6
Extra-Base Hits: Titans 2, Powers 0

Winning pitcher: Cicotte (1-2)
Losing pitcher: Addie Joss (2-2)

Homeruns: Gehringer, Pie Traynor
Stolen bases: Honus Wagner 2

Burke Decks Dawgs

Upper-Deckers 4, Red Dawgs 1:
Walter "Big Train" Johnson went the distance, as the Burke Upper-Deckers (3-8) snapped a six game losing streak, defeating the two-time defending HBWRL champion Myers Red Dawgs (7-4), 4-1 today at Fenway Park. The loss snapped a four game winning streak for the Dawgs, whose lead in the wildcard race over the Circus Freaks was cut to 1.5 games. Burke had lost six of its last nine games against the Dawgs, dating back to last year's World Series. Yogi Berra homered, and Arky Vaughan "drove in" a pair of runs on an error by World Series hero Tris Speaker, to account for Burke's four runs; all against Dawgs ace Wilbur Cooper. The Dawgs' lone run came in the 3rd inning, on an RBI single by all-star Barry Bonds. Johnson has two of Burke's three wins on the year, the highest percentage for any pitcher on any team. He also had two Burke's three World Series victories over the Dawgs last year.

Hits: Red Dawgs 7, Upper-Deckers 6
Extra-Base Hits: Upper-Deckers 1, Red Dawgs 0

Winning pitcher: W. Johnson (2-3)
Losing pitcher: W. Cooper (3-2)

Homerun: Berra
Stolen base, Error: Speaker

Season 15 Game Links:
8/27/2000 - 9/07/2000 (~) 9/13/2000 - 10/05/2000 (~) 10/06/2000 - 10/30/2000