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1956  (League History:  1955 / 1957)


Wilmington Tops So Cal in 7 for Title!
World Series MVP Johnny Logan
1956 AARBL World Series MVP Shortstop Johnny Logan
    The 1956 World Series was by far the most exciting one yet.  The Wilmington Hornets waged an epic battle against the So Cal Knights that was resolved in the bottom of the ninth inning of game seven.  The decisive blow came off the bat of Bob Thurman, whose solo home run set off a celebration in Wilmington.  There were several hitting stars for the Hornets as Eddie Mathews hit .296 with nine RBIs, and Al Smith hit .348.  Game seven star Bob Thurman also chipped in with four hits in nine at bats.  However, the real offensive star for Wilmington was Johnny Logan, who hit .437, scored five runs, and went 4 for 4 in the decisive game, and won the MVP honors.  The pitching staff was led by Billy Pierce.  Pierce, the 1955 AARBL Cy Young winner, went 2-0 with a 3.07 E.R.A.  Also contributing to the championship was Bobby Shantz who allowed only a single run in nine innings of relief.  The Knights were led offensively by Ray Boone who hit .400 for the series, and clubbed 2 home runs and Ted Williams, who hit .385 with 5 RBIs.  Bob Rush led the So Cal Staff with a 2-0 record, and a 3.18 E.R.A.

    During the regular season, Wilmington and the defending champion Peoria Chiefs tied atop the Eastern Division with identical 94-60 records.  The tie was broken in a three game playoff series that was won by Wilmington outfielder Jim Rivera's walk off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning of game three. In the West, So Cal compiled an 88-66 record and bested the second place Butte Stompers by 3 games, and the third place North Bend Tadjers by 6 games. The award voting was dominated by Peoria and North Bend. For the second consecutive season, Ted Kluszewski of the Chiefs won the Triple Crown.  Kluszewski led the league with 55 home runs, 166 runs batted in, and a .365 average (tying the league record set by him in 1955), and easily won both the MVP and Babe Ruth Awards. Meanwhile, North Bend south paw Herb Score won the Cy Young, and teammate Frank Robinson won the Rookie of the Year award.  Butte hurler Marv Grissom won the Rolaids Reliever Award.  The league also witnessed two No Hitters.  The first was thrown by Butte Stompers hurler on opening day, and the second was thrown by Lew Burdette of the Des Moines Dusters.

1956 AARBL World Series:

So Cal vs. Wilmington

So Cal
3
Wilmington
4
So Cal
11
Wilmington
6
Wilmington
3
So Cal
0
Wilmington
1
So Cal
5
Wilmington
0
So Cal
11
So Cal
7
Wilmington
11
So Cal
10
Wilmington
11




 Game 1
BOXSCORE: 1956 So Cal Knights At 1956 Wilmington Hornets 10/12/1956

BOXSCORE: 1956 So Cal Knights At 1956 Wilmington Hornets           10/12/1956

 

  Knights            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Hornets            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  G.McDougald 2B      5  1  2  1 .400     J.Rivera RF         4  0  1  1 .250 

  S.Amoros RF         3  1  0  0 .000     J.Temple 2B         4  0  0  0 .000 

  T.Williams LF       4  0  1  2 .250     E.Mathews 3B        4  0  0  0 .000 

  D.Snider CF         4  0  0  0 .000     S.Lopata C          4  0  0  0 .000 

  G.Crowe 1B          3  0  0  0 .000   H-B.Sarni C           0  0  0  0 ---- 

A-W.Herzog 1B         1  0  1  01.000     V.Wertz 1B          3  1  1  0 .333 

  R.Boone 3B          4  0  1  0 .250     G.Hodges LF         2  0  0  0 .000 

B-B.Gardner 3B        0  0  0  0 ----   I-J.Groth LF          0  0  0  0 ---- 

  H.Naragon C         3  0  0  0 .000     A.Smith CF          3  1  1  2 .333 

  R.Crone P           0  0  0  0 ----     J.Logan SS          2  0  1  0 .500 

  D.Groat SS          2  1  1  0 .500   C-D.Gernert PH        0  0  0  0 ---- 

J-E.Valo PH           1  0  0  0 .000   E-B.Martin PR         0  1  0  0 ---- 

  D.Newcombe P        2  0  0  0 .000   G-C.Neal SS           0  0  0  0 ---- 

F-G.Triandos C        1  0  0  0 .000     R.Craig P           2  0  0  0 .000 

                                        D-B.Thurman PH        1  1  1  11.000 

                                          B.Miller P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      33  3  6  3                 Totals      29  4  5  4

 

A-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Crowe In 6th Inning

B-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Boone In 8th Inning

C-Pinch Hit For Logan In 8th Inning

D-Pinch Hit For Craig In 8th Inning

E-Pinch Ran For Gernert In 8th Inning

F-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Newcombe In 8th Inning

G-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Martin In 9th Inning

H-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Lopata In 9th Inning

I-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Hodges In 9th Inning

J-Pinch Hit For Groat In 9th Inning

 

INJURY: George Crowe INJURED (for 2 more games) in 6th inning

 

Knights......... 0 0 2  0 0 0  1 0 0  -  3  6  0

Hornets......... 0 0 0  0 2 0  0 2    -  4  5  1

 

Knights                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

D.Newcombe LOSS(0-1)      7       5   4   4   2   7   1 105   5.14  A1 D1

R.Crone                   1       0   0   0   0   1   0  11   0.00  D2

Totals                    8       5   4   4   2   8   1

 

Hornets                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

R.Craig WIN(1-0)          8       6   3   1   3   5   0 129   1.13  A1 D7

B.Miller SAVE(1st)        1       0   0   0   0   1   0   8   0.00  D8

Totals                    9       6   3   1   3   6   0

 

ATTENDANCE- 45,224 DATE- Friday, October 12th 1956 TIME- Day

UMPIRES- Charlie Berry, James Duffy, Red Flaherty, Bill Grieve

T- 1:49

LEFT ON BASE- Knights: 7  Hornets: 3

DOUBLE PLAYS- Knights: 0  Hornets: 0

ERRORS- E.Mathews

DOUBLES- G.McDougald(1st), T.Williams(1st), W.Herzog(1st), R.Boone(1st),

         B.Thurman(1st)

HOME RUNS- A.Smith(1st)

STOLEN BASES- J.Rivera(1st)

SACRIFICE HITS- D.Newcombe

WALKS- S.Amoros, H.Naragon, D.Groat, G.Hodges, D.Gernert

STRIKE OUTS- S.Amoros, G.Crowe-2, R.Boone, D.Newcombe, G.Triandos, J.Rivera,

             J.Temple, E.Mathews, S.Lopata, V.Wertz, G.Hodges-2, R.Craig

 

45,224 fans watched an exciting game at Wrigley Field.  The Wilmington Hornets

topped the So Cal Knights by the slimmest of margins, 4 to 3.

 

Wilmington won the game with a rally in the 8th inning scoring 2 runs using 2

hits.  Dick Gernert led off and started the attack as he drew a walk.  Bob

Thurman stepped up to the plate and he doubled bringing in a run.  Jim Rivera

then ripped a base-knock scoring the final run of the inning.  Bob Miller

pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 1st save. 

 

The victory went to Roger Craig(1-0) who went 8 innings, allowing 3 runs. Don

Newcombe(0-1) absorbed the loss.  He pitched 7 innings allowing 5 hits and 2

walks.

 


 Game 2
BOXSCORE: 1956 So Cal Knights At 1956 Wilmington Hornets 10/13/1956

BOXSCORE: 1956 So Cal Knights At 1956 Wilmington Hornets           10/13/1956

 

  Knights            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Hornets            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  G.McDougald 2B      4  2  1  0 .333     J.Rivera RF         5  2  3  2 .444 

  S.Amoros RF         4  2  2  2 .286     J.Temple 2B         3  1  1  0 .143 

  T.Williams LF       4  1  1  3 .250     E.Mathews 3B        4  1  1  4 .125 

  R.Sievers 1B        5  0  1  2 .200     S.Lopata C          4  0  0  0 .000 

  D.Snider CF         5  0  0  0 .000   B-B.Sarni C           0  0  0  0 ---- 

  R.Boone 3B          4  2  3  1 .500     V.Wertz 1B          3  0  0  0 .167 

D-W.Herzog PR         1  1  0  0 .500     G.Hodges LF         3  0  0  0 .000 

  R.Crone P           0  0  0  0 ----   C-J.Groth LF          1  0  0  0 .000 

  R.Campanella C      4  1  1  0 .250     A.Smith CF          4  0  1  0 .286 

  D.Groat SS          3  1  0  2 .200     J.Logan SS          4  1  1  0 .333 

  B.Rush P            3  0  0  0 .000     D.Donovan P         1  0  0  0 .000 

E-E.Valo PH           1  1  1  0 .500     B.Shantz P          1  0  0  0 .000 

F-H.Plews 3B          0  0  0  0 ----   A-B.Thurman PH        1  1  1  01.000 

                                          B.Miller P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

                                          N.King P            0  0  0  0 ---- 

                                        G-D.Gernert PH        1  0  0  0 .000 

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      38 11 10 10                 Totals      35  6  8  6

 

A-Pinch Hit For Shantz In 7th Inning

B-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Lopata In 8th Inning

C-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Hodges In 8th Inning

D-Pinch Ran For Boone In 9th Inning

E-Pinch Hit For Rush In 9th Inning

F-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Valo In 9th Inning

G-Pinch Hit For King In 9th Inning

 

Knights......... 2 1 0  2 0 0  0 1 5  - 11 10  1

Hornets......... 3 0 0  0 1 0  2 0 0  -  6  8  2

 

Knights                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

B.Rush WIN(1-0)           8       7   6   6   3   6   1 134   6.75  A1 D8

R.Crone                   1       1   0   0   0   1   0  13   0.00  D9

Totals                    9       8   6   6   3   7   1

 

Hornets                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

D.Donovan                 3 2/3   5   5   3   0   4   2  51   7.36  A1 B9

B.Shantz                  3 1/3   0   0   0   0   4   0  34   0.00  C1 D1

B.Miller L(0-1) BS(1st)   1 1/3   4   6   6   2   2   1  43  23.14  D2 E3

N.King                    0 2/3   1   0   0   0   1   0  10   0.00  E4

Totals                    9      10  11   9   2  11   3

 

ATTENDANCE- 48,448 DATE- Saturday, October 13th 1956 TIME- Day

UMPIRES- Jim Honochick, Bill Summers, Carl Hubbard, Frank Umont

T- 2:18

LEFT ON BASE- Knights: 4  Hornets: 6

DOUBLE PLAYS- Knights: 0  Hornets: 0

ERRORS- D.Snider, E.Mathews, J.Logan

DOUBLES- R.Sievers(1st), R.Boone(2nd), B.Thurman(2nd)

TRIPLES- J.Temple(1st)

HOME RUNS- S.Amoros(1st), T.Williams(1st), R.Boone(1st), E.Mathews(1st)

SACRIFICE HITS- S.Amoros, J.Temple

SACRIFICE FLIES- D.Groat

WALKS- G.McDougald, T.Williams, J.Temple, E.Mathews, V.Wertz

STRIKE OUTS- G.McDougald-2, R.Sievers-2, D.Snider-4, R.Campanella, B.Rush-2,

             E.Mathews, S.Lopata, G.Hodges, A.Smith, J.Logan, D.Donovan,

             D.Gernert

WILD PITCHES- B.Rush-2

 

Sandy Amoros hit one over the fence and had 2 RBI as the So Cal Knights

defeated the Wilmington Hornets 11 to 6 at Wrigley Field.

 

So Cal erupted with the game winning runs in the 9th inning when they scored 5

runs on 4 hits.  The big moment was provided by Roy Sievers who helped quiet

the crowd when he doubled scoring two baserunners.  A wild and woolly affair,

this game saw the lead change 5 times. 

 

Bob Rush(1-0) went 8 innings allowing 6 runs for the victory. Bob Miller(0-1)

suffered the loss in relief.  He allowed 4 hits and 2 walks in 1 and 1/3

innings.

 


 Game 3
BOXSCORE: 1956 Wilmington Hornets At 1956 So Cal Knights 10/15/1956

BOXSCORE: 1956 Wilmington Hornets At 1956 So Cal Knights           10/15/1956

 

  Hornets            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Knights            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  J.Rivera RF         5  0  1  1 .357     G.McDougald 2B      4  0  2  0 .385 

  J.Temple 2B         5  0  2  0 .250     G.Triandos C        2  0  0  0 .000 

  E.Mathews 3B        4  0  1  0 .167     T.Williams LF       4  0  1  0 .250 

  S.Lopata C          4  0  0  0 .000     R.Boone 3B          3  0  1  0 .455 

B-B.Sarni C           0  0  0  0 ----     D.Snider CF         4  0  0  0 .000 

  V.Wertz 1B          4  0  0  0 .100     R.Sievers 1B        4  0  1  0 .222 

  G.Hodges LF         4  1  1  0 .111     S.Amoros RF         2  0  0  0 .222 

C-J.Groth LF          0  0  0  0 .000     D.Groat SS          3  0  0  0 .125 

  A.Smith CF          4  0  2  0 .364     R.Roberts P         2  0  0  0 .000 

  J.Logan SS          3  1  1  1 .333     D.Gross P           0  0  0  0 ---- 

  B.Pierce P          4  1  2  0 .500   A-E.Valo PH           1  0  0  0 .333 

                                          T.Acker P           0  0  0  0 ---- 

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      37  3 10  2                 Totals      29  0  5  0

 

A-Pinch Hit For Gross In 7th Inning

B-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Lopata In 8th Inning

C-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Hodges In 8th Inning

 

Hornets......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  3 0 0  -  3 10  0

Knights......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  5  2

 

Hornets                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

B.Pierce WIN(1-0)         9       5   0   0   3   6   0 124   0.00  A1

Totals                    9       5   0   0   3   6   0

 

Knights                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

R.Roberts LOSS(0-1)       6 2/3  10   3   2   1   4   0 117   2.70  A1 D4

D.Gross                   0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   0.00  D5 D5

T.Acker                   2       0   0   0   1   1   0  27   0.00  D6

Totals                    9      10   3   2   2   5   0

 

ATTENDANCE- 46,837 DATE- Monday, October 15th 1956 TIME- Night

UMPIRES- Hank Soar, Ed Runge, Carl Hubbard, Johnnie Stevens

T- 1:55

LEFT ON BASE- Hornets: 9  Knights: 6

DOUBLE PLAYS- Hornets: 2  Knights: 1

ERRORS- R.Sievers, D.Groat

DOUBLES- J.Rivera(1st), G.Hodges(1st), A.Smith(1st), T.Williams(2nd)

STOLEN BASES- S.Amoros(1st)

CAUGHT STEALING- J.Temple

SACRIFICE HITS- G.Triandos

WALKS- E.Mathews, J.Logan, G.Triandos, R.Boone, S.Amoros

STRIKE OUTS- J.Rivera-2, J.Temple, S.Lopata, A.Smith, G.Triandos, D.Snider-3,

             S.Amoros-2

GIDP- V.Wertz, G.Triandos

 

Billy Pierce threw a complete game shutout as the Wilmington Hornets outscored

the So Cal Knights 3 to 0.

 

Pierce(1-0) was in control of the game from the outset.  He was stingy on the

mound, allowing just 5 hits and 3 walks in 9 innings.  Wilmington banged out

10 on the night. 

 

Robin Roberts(0-1) took the loss.  He surrendered 3 runs and 10 hits in 6 and

2/3 innings.

 


 Game 4
BOXSCORE: 1956 Wilmington Hornets At 1956 So Cal Knights 10/16/1956

BOXSCORE: 1956 Wilmington Hornets At 1956 So Cal Knights           10/16/1956

 

  Hornets            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Knights            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  J.Rivera RF         4  0  0  0 .278     G.McDougald 2B      4  0  0  0 .294 

  J.Temple 2B         4  0  1  0 .250     S.Amoros RF         4  0  0  0 .154 

  E.Mathews 3B        4  0  0  0 .125     T.Williams LF       2  1  0  0 .214 

  S.Lopata C          3  0  0  0 .000     D.Snider CF         4  2  2  3 .118 

  V.Wertz 1B          3  1  1  1 .154     G.Crowe 1B          4  1  2  0 .286 

  G.Hodges LF         3  0  0  0 .083     R.Boone 3B          2  1  1  0 .462 

  A.Smith CF          3  0  0  0 .286     H.Naragon C         3  0  1  0 .167 

  J.Logan SS          3  0  1  0 .333     D.Groat SS          2  0  1  1 .200 

  R.Craig P           1  0  0  0 .000     D.Newcombe P        3  0  0  1 .000 

  B.Shantz P          0  0  0  0 .000                                         

A-D.Gernert PH        1  0  0  0 .000                                          

  N.King P            0  0  0  0 ----                                         

B-B.Thurman PH        1  0  1  01.000                                         

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      30  1  4  1                 Totals      28  5  7  5

 

A-Pinch Hit For Shantz In 6th Inning

B-Pinch Hit For King In 9th Inning

 

Hornets......... 0 1 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  4  0

Knights......... 2 0 0  3 0 0  0 0    -  5  7  0

 

Hornets                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

R.Craig LOSS(1-1)         3 2/3   5   5   5   3   3   2  67   4.63  A1 B9

B.Shantz                  1 1/3   0   0   0   1   1   0  16   0.00  C1 C4

N.King                    3       2   0   0   1   3   0  39   0.00  C5

Totals                    8       7   5   5   5   7   2

 

Knights                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

D.Newcombe WIN(1-1)       9       4   1   1   0   4   1 113   2.81  A1

Totals                    9       4   1   1   0   4   1

 

ATTENDANCE- 49,310 DATE- Tuesday, October 16th 1956 TIME- Night

UMPIRES- Lee Ballanfant, Lenny Roberts, Bill Jackowski, Al Barlick

T- 1:55

LEFT ON BASE- Hornets: 2  Knights: 5

DOUBLE PLAYS- Hornets: 2  Knights: 1

DOUBLES- J.Logan(1st)

HOME RUNS- V.Wertz(1st), D.Snider-2(2nd)

SACRIFICE HITS- D.Groat

WALKS- T.Williams-2, R.Boone-2, H.Naragon

STRIKE OUTS- J.Rivera, A.Smith, R.Craig, D.Gernert, G.McDougald-2, S.Amoros-2,

             R.Boone, D.Groat, D.Newcombe

GIDP- S.Lopata, H.Naragon

 

Center fielder Duke Snider slammed 2 homeruns and had 3 RBI and Don Newcombe

delivered 9 solid innings as the So Cal Knights topped the Wilmington Hornets

by a score of 5 to 1 at Ebbets Field.

 

Snider made sure the So Cal fans enjoyed themselves.  He lifted one out of the

park for a two run home run in the 1st inning and hit a bases-empty home run

(his 2nd of the season) in the 4th inning.  After the 4th inning, neither

team was able to score. 

 

Newcombe(1-1) was the winner allowing 1 run for the game. Roger Craig(1-1) was

the loser.  He allowed So Cal 5 runs in 3 and 2/3 innings of work. 

 

Bob Bush lamented, 'Newcombe was really aggressive today.  He kept coming

after our hitters.  Heck, why not. he kept sitting our guys down one after

another - like so many bowling pins!'

 


 Game 5
BOXSCORE: 1956 Wilmington Hornets At 1956 So Cal Knights 10/17/1956

BOXSCORE: 1956 Wilmington Hornets At 1956 So Cal Knights           10/17/1956

 

  Hornets            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Knights            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  J.Rivera RF         4  0  0  0 .227     G.McDougald 2B      5  3  3  1 .364 

  J.Temple 2B         4  0  1  0 .250     S.Amoros RF         5  1  2  1 .222 

  E.Mathews 3B        3  0  0  0 .105     T.Williams LF       2  2  1  2 .250 

  S.Lopata C          4  0  0  0 .000     R.Sievers 1B        4  2  1  0 .231 

  V.Wertz 1B          3  0  0  0 .125     D.Snider CF         5  2  2  4 .182 

  G.Hodges LF         3  0  0  0 .067     R.Boone 3B          4  1  2  3 .471 

  A.Smith CF          3  0  1  0 .294     R.Campanella C      3  0  1  0 .286 

  J.Logan SS          3  0  1  0 .333     D.Groat SS          4  0  1  0 .214 

  D.Donovan P         1  0  0  0 .000     B.Rush P            4  0  0  0 .000 

  A.Fowler P          1  0  0  0 .000                                         

  B.Shantz P          0  0  0  0 .000                                          

A-D.Gernert PH        1  0  0  0 .000                                         

  W.McCall P          0  0  0  0 ----                                         

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      30  0  3  0                 Totals      36 11 13 11

 

A-Pinch Hit For Shantz In 8th Inning

 

Hornets......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  3  1

Knights......... 1 0 3  0 5 1  0 1    - 11 13  0

 

Hornets                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

D.Donovan LOSS(0-1)       4       6   5   4   1   4   2  74   8.22  A1 C1

A.Fowler                  1 1/3   5   5   5   2   1   1  36  33.75  C2 D3

B.Shantz                  1 2/3   0   0   0   1   1   0  23   0.00  D4 D9

W.McCall                  1       2   1   1   0   1   0  19   9.00  E1

Totals                    8      13  11  10   4   7   3

 

Knights                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

B.Rush WIN(2-0)           9       3   0   0   1   6   0 103   3.18  A1

Totals                    9       3   0   0   1   6   0

 

ATTENDANCE- 46,726 DATE- Wednesday, October 17th 1956 TIME- Day

UMPIRES- Jocko Conlan, Bill Stewart, Lee Ballanfant, Frank Secory

T- 2:38

LEFT ON BASE- Hornets: 4  Knights: 6

DOUBLE PLAYS- Hornets: 0  Knights: 0

ERRORS- S.Lopata

DOUBLES- S.Amoros(1st)

HOME RUNS- G.McDougald(1st), D.Snider(3rd), R.Boone(2nd)

STOLEN BASES- G.McDougald(1st)

SACRIFICE FLIES- T.Williams

WALKS- E.Mathews, T.Williams-2, R.Sievers, R.Campanella

STRIKE OUTS- J.Rivera, S.Lopata-2, V.Wertz, A.Smith, D.Donovan, S.Amoros-2,

             R.Sievers-3, R.Campanella, B.Rush

 

Bob Rush allowed 3 hits while blanking Wilmington and Duke Snider hit a

homerun and had 4 RBI as the So Cal Knights clobbered the outmatched

Wilmington Hornets, 11 to 0.

 

Snider provided much of the offense.  He rifled a three-run blast (his 3rd of

the season) in the 3rd inning and laced a single plating a run in the 5th

inning.  So Cal managed 13 in their victory. 

 

Rush(2-0) went the distance for the shutout. Dick Donovan(0-1) took the loss.

He was not very effective, surrendering 5 runs in 4 innings. 

 

'I've been working on a few things in my delivery, and I think I'm hitting a

good groove.' Rush said after the game.  'I'm ready to start another game

tomorrow!'

 


 Game 6
BOXSCORE: 1956 So Cal Knights At 1956 Wilmington Hornets 10/19/1956

BOXSCORE: 1956 So Cal Knights At 1956 Wilmington Hornets           10/19/1956

 

  Knights            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Hornets            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  G.McDougald 2B      2  0  0  0 .333     J.Rivera RF         5  1  1  1 .222 

A-H.Plews 2B          3  0  0  0 .000     J.Temple 2B         5  0  2  2 .280 

  G.Triandos C        4  1  1  2 .143     E.Mathews 3B        4  1  4  1 .261 

  T.Williams LF       5  1  2  0 .286     S.Lopata C          5  1  1  1 .042 

  R.Boone 3B          4  1  2  0 .476     B.Miller P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

  D.Snider CF         3  1  0  0 .160     V.Wertz 1B          5  3  4  2 .286 

  R.Sievers 1B        3  1  0  0 .188     G.Hodges LF,C       2  1  1  1 .118 

  S.Amoros RF         4  1  1  2 .227     A.Smith CF          3  2  2  2 .350 

  D.Groat SS          5  1  3  2 .316     J.Logan SS          4  1  1  1 .316 

  R.Roberts P         2  0  0  0 .000     B.Pierce P          2  0  0  0 .333 

  D.Gross P           0  0  0  0 ----     B.Shantz P          0  0  0  0 .000 

B-E.Valo PH           1  0  1  0 .500   D-B.Thurman PH,LF     1  1  0  0 .750 

  T.Gorman P          0  0  0  0 ----                                         

C-S.Mele PH           1  0  1  11.000                                          

  R.Crone P           0  0  0  0 ----                                         

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      37  7 11  7                 Totals      36 11 16 11

 

A-Subbed Defensively (2B) For McDougald In 3rd Inning

B-Pinch Hit For Gross In 6th Inning

C-Pinch Hit For Gorman In 7th Inning

D-Pinch Hit For Shantz In 7th Inning

 

INJURY: Gil McDougald INJURED (for 0 more games) in 3rd inning

INJURY: Stan Lopata INJURED (for 2 more games) in 7th inning

 

Knights......... 0 0 0  4 0 2  1 0 0  -  7 11  0

Hornets......... 0 2 0  4 2 0  3 0    - 11 16  1

 

Knights                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

R.Roberts LOSS(0-2)       4      12   8   8   0   3   3  92   8.44  A1 C5

D.Gross                   1       1   0   0   1   0   0  17   0.00  C6 C9

T.Gorman                  1       1   0   0   0   0   0  21   0.00  D1 D4

R.Crone                   2       2   3   3   6   1   0  65   6.75  D5

Totals                    8      16  11  11   7   4   3

 

Hornets                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

B.Pierce WIN(2-0)         5 2/3   8   6   5   5   6   1 121   3.07  A1 D2

B.Shantz HOLD(1st)        1 1/3   3   1   1   1   1   0  34   1.17  D3 E1

B.Miller                  2       0   0   0   1   0   0  20  12.46  E2

Totals                    9      11   7   6   7   7   1

 

ATTENDANCE- 45,497 DATE- Friday, October 19th 1956 TIME- Day

UMPIRES- James Duffy, Red Flaherty, Bill Grieve, Charlie Berry

T- 3:07

LEFT ON BASE- Knights:10  Hornets:10

DOUBLE PLAYS- Knights: 1  Hornets: 1

ERRORS- A.Smith

DOUBLES- S.Mele(1st), E.Mathews(1st), S.Lopata(1st), V.Wertz(1st)

TRIPLES- J.Rivera(1st)

HOME RUNS- G.Triandos(1st), V.Wertz(2nd), G.Hodges(1st), A.Smith(2nd)

CAUGHT STEALING- J.Temple

SACRIFICE HITS- J.Logan, B.Pierce

WALKS- G.Triandos, R.Boone, D.Snider-2, R.Sievers-2, S.Amoros, E.Mathews,

       G.Hodges-3, A.Smith-2, B.Thurman

STRIKE OUTS- G.McDougald, H.Plews, T.Williams, D.Snider-2, R.Roberts-2,

             J.Temple, S.Lopata-2, G.Hodges

GIDP- H.Plews, B.Pierce

 

Vic Wertz had 4 hits and 2 RBI as the Wilmington Hornets outscored the So Cal

Knights 11 to 7.

 

Wertz provided much of the offense.  He delivered a base-hit in the 2nd

inning, smashed a bases-empty 'big-fly' (his 2nd of the season) in the 4th

inning, doubled plating a run in the 5th inning and laced a single in the 7th

inning.  For the game Wilmington out-hit So Cal 16 to 11. 

 

The winning pitcher was Billy Pierce(2-0) who allowed 6 runs in 5 and 2/3

innings. Robin Roberts(0-2) ended up with the loss.  He allowed 3 homeruns in

4 innings of work. 

 

 Game 7
BOXSCORE: 1956 So Cal Knights At 1956 Wilmington Hornets 10/20/1956

BOXSCORE: 1956 So Cal Knights At 1956 Wilmington Hornets           10/20/1956

 

  Knights            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Hornets            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  G.McDougald 2B      4  2  1  3 .321     J.Rivera RF         5  1  1  0 .219 

  S.Amoros RF         5  1  1  4 .222     J.Temple 2B         4  2  1  1 .276 

  R.Crone P           0  0  0  0 ----     E.Mathews 3B        4  1  2  4 .296 

  T.Williams LF       5  1  4  1 .385     V.Wertz 1B          4  0  2  3 .320 

  D.Snider CF         5  0  1  1 .167     G.Hodges C          2  0  0  0 .105 

  G.Crowe 1B          5  1  1  0 .250   D-B.Sarni C           1  0  0  0 .000 

  R.Boone 3B          4  0  0  0 .400     B.Thurman LF        5  1  1  1 .444 

  H.Naragon C         5  2  3  1 .364     A.Smith CF          3  2  1  0 .348 

  D.Groat SS          4  2  1  0 .304     J.Logan SS          4  2  4  1 .435 

  D.Newcombe P        2  1  0  0 .000     R.Craig P           1  0  0  0 .000 

B-R.Sievers PH        0  0  0  0 .188     B.Shantz P          0  0  0  0 .000 

  D.Gross P           0  0  0  0 ----   A-D.Gernert PH        0  1  0  0 .000 

E-E.Valo PH,RF        1  0  0  0 .400     W.McCall P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

                                        C-J.Groth PH          0  1  0  0 .000 

                                          N.King P            1  0  0  0 .000 

                                          B.Miller P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      40 10 12 10                 Totals      34 11 12 10

 

A-Pinch Hit For Shantz In 5th Inning

B-Pinch Hit For Newcombe In 6th Inning

C-Pinch Hit For McCall In 6th Inning

D-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Hodges In 8th Inning

E-Pinch Hit For Gross In 8th Inning

 

Knights......... 0 4 0  4 0 1  0 0 1  - 10 12  1

Hornets......... 0 0 0  0 6 3  1 0 1  - 11 12  1

 

Knights                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

D.Newcombe                5       8   6   6   2   1   0  98   4.71  A1 C7

D.Gross BS(1st)           2       3   4   4   4   2   0  50  10.80  C8 E2

R.Crone LOSS(0-1)         1       1   1   1   1   0   1  18   7.20  E3

Totals                    8      12  11  11   7   3   1

 

Hornets                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

R.Craig                   3 2/3   6   8   4   2   2   2  72   5.87  A1 C2

B.Shantz                  1 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1.00  C3 C7

W.McCall                  1       2   1   1   1   1   0  17   9.00  C8 D4

N.King                    2       3   1   1   0   1   0  37   1.59  D5 E4

B.Miller WIN(1-1)         1       0   0   0   1   1   0  13  10.12  E5

Totals                    9      12  10   6   4   5   2

 

ATTENDANCE- 46,776 DATE- Saturday, October 20th 1956 TIME- Day

UMPIRES- Hank Soar, Ed Runge, Carl Hubbard, Johnnie Stevens

T- 3:01

LEFT ON BASE- Knights: 7  Hornets: 7

DOUBLE PLAYS- Knights: 2  Hornets: 0

ERRORS- D.Newcombe, J.Rivera

DOUBLES- T.Williams-2(4th), D.Snider(1st), G.Crowe(1st), H.Naragon(1st),

         E.Mathews(2nd), V.Wertz(2nd), J.Logan-3(4th)

TRIPLES- A.Smith(1st)

HOME RUNS- G.McDougald(2nd), S.Amoros(2nd), B.Thurman(1st)

SACRIFICE FLIES- E.Mathews

WALKS- G.McDougald, R.Boone, D.Groat, R.Sievers, J.Temple, V.Wertz, G.Hodges-2,

       A.Smith, D.Gernert, J.Groth

STRIKE OUTS- S.Amoros-2, D.Snider, G.Crowe-2, J.Temple, B.Thurman, A.Smith

GIDP- B.Sarni, A.Smith

WILD PITCHES- D.Gross

 

Eddie Mathews had 2 base hits and 4 RBI as the Wilmington Hornets won at

Wrigley Field in dramatic fashion over the So Cal Knights, the final score,

11 to 10.

 

The deciding run was scored by Wilmington in the 9th.  Bob Thurman providing

the offense himself as he belted a solo home run (his 1st of the season)

making Wilmington victorious to the delight of the the home town crowd.  Both

teams finished the game with 12 hits. 

 

Bob Miller(1-1) got the win allowing no runs in 1 inning. Ray Crone(0-1) was

tagged with the loss in relief.  He pitched 1 inning and surrendered 1 hit

and 1 walk.

 

 


 
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Primary Player Statistics For 1956 Wilmington Hornets Totals After 7 Games


NAME              BAVG  GM  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO HB SH DP  SB CS  E
B.Thurman         .444   5   9   4   4  2  0  1   2   1   1  0  0  0   0  0  0
J.Logan           .435   7  23   5  10  4  0  0   3   1   1  0  1  0   0  0  1
A.Smith           .348   7  23   5   8  1  1  2   4   3   5  0  0  1   0  0  1
V.Wertz           .320   7  25   5   8  2  0  2   6   2   2  0  0  1   0  0  0
E.Mathews         .296   7  27   3   8  2  0  1   9   4   2  0  0  0   0  0  2
J.Temple          .276   7  29   3   8  0  1  0   3   2   4  0  1  0   0  2  0
J.Rivera          .219   7  32   4   7  1  1  0   5   0   5  0  0  0   1  0  1
G.Hodges          .105   7  19   2   2  1  0  1   1   6   4  0  0  0   0  0  0
S.Lopata          .042   6  24   1   1  1  0  0   1   0   7  0  0  1   0  0  1
B.Sarni           .000   4   1   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  1   0  0  0
D.Gernert         .000   5   3   1   0  0  0  0   0   2   2  0  0  0   0  0  0
J.Groth           .000   4   1   1   0  0  0  0   0   1   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
B.Martin          ----   1   0   1   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
B.Skinner         ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
C.Neal            ----   1   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
B.Tuttle          ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
M.Bolling         ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
H.Landrith        ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
G.Cimoli          ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
F.Mantilla        ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
ALL PITCHERS      .133   7  15   1   2  0  0  0   0   0   4  0  1  1   0  0  0
----------------- ---- --- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- -- --
TEAM TOTALS       .251     231      58     3     34      37     3      1     6
                         7      36     14     7      22      0     5      2


NAME               ERA  W  L   PCT   G GS CG SH SV    IP   H   R  ER HR  BB  SO
B.Shantz          1.00  0  0  ----   5  0  0  0  0   9.0   4   1   1  0   3   7
N.King            1.59  0  0  ----   3  0  0  0  0   5.2   6   1   1  0   1   5
B.Pierce          3.07  2  0 1.000   2  2  1  1  0  14.2  13   6   5  1   8  12
R.Craig           5.87  1  1  .500   3  3  0  0  0  15.1  17  16  10  4   8  10
D.Donovan         8.22  0  1  .000   2  2  0  0  0   7.2  11  10   7  4   1   8
W.McCall          9.00  0  0  ----   2  0  0  0  0   2.0   4   2   2  0   1   2
B.Miller         10.12  1  1  .500   4  0  0  0  1   5.1   4   6   6  1   4   4
A.Fowler         33.75  0  0  ----   1  0  0  0  0   1.1   5   5   5  1   2   1
W.Nixon           ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
J.Podres          ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
B.Purkey          ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
A.Portocarrero    ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
S.Miller          ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
H.Wehmeier        ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
E.Kinder          ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
ALL NON-PITCHERS  ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
Team                                          0                   +0
----------------- ---- -- -- ----- --- -- -- -- -- ----- --- --- --- -- --- ---
TEAM TOTALS       5.46     3         7     1     1        64      37     28
                        4     .571      7     1     61.0      47     11      49


 
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Primary Player Statistics For 1956 So Cal Knights Totals After 7 Games


NAME              BAVG  GM  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO HB SH DP  SB CS  E
S.Mele           1.000   1   1   0   1  1  0  0   1   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
W.Herzog          .500   2   2   1   1  1  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
R.Boone           .400   7  25   5  10  2  0  2   4   5   2  0  0  0   0  0  0
E.Valo            .400   5   5   1   2  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
T.Williams        .385   7  26   6  10  4  0  1   8   5   1  0  0  0   0  0  0
H.Naragon         .364   3  11   2   4  1  0  0   1   2   0  0  0  1   0  0  0
G.McDougald       .321   7  28   8   9  1  0  2   5   2   5  0  0  0   1  0  0
D.Groat           .304   7  23   5   7  0  0  0   5   2   1  0  1  0   0  0  1
R.Campanella      .286   2   7   1   2  0  0  0   0   1   2  0  0  0   0  0  0
G.Crowe           .250   3  12   2   3  1  0  0   0   0   4  0  0  0   0  0  0
S.Amoros          .222   7  27   6   6  1  0  2   9   3   9  0  1  0   1  0  0
R.Sievers         .188   5  16   3   3  1  0  0   2   4   5  0  0  0   0  0  1
D.Snider          .167   7  30   5   5  1  0  3   8   2  10  0  0  0   0  0  1
G.Triandos        .143   3   7   1   1  0  0  1   2   2   2  0  1  1   0  0  0
H.Plews           .000   2   3   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   1  0  0  1   0  0  0
J.Lynch           ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
W.Covington       ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
D.Ennis           ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
B.Gardner         ----   1   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
H.Foiles          ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
E.Slaughter       ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
R.Jackson         ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
ALL PITCHERS      .000   7  18   1   0  0  0  0   1   0   7  0  1  0   0  0  1
----------------- ---- --- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- -- --
TEAM TOTALS       .266     241      64     0     46      49     4      2     4
                         7      47     14    11      28      0     3      0


NAME               ERA  W  L   PCT   G GS CG SH SV    IP   H   R  ER HR  BB  SO
T.Gorman          0.00  0  0  ----   1  0  0  0  0   1.0   1   0   0  0   0   0
T.Acker           0.00  0  0  ----   1  0  0  0  0   2.0   0   0   0  0   1   1
B.Rush            3.18  2  0 1.000   2  2  1  1  0  17.0  10   6   6  1   4  12
D.Newcombe        4.71  1  1  .500   3  3  1  0  0  21.0  17  11  11  2   4  12
R.Crone           7.20  0  1  .000   4  0  0  0  0   5.0   4   4   4  1   7   3
R.Roberts         8.44  0  2  .000   2  2  0  0  0  10.2  22  11  10  3   1   7
D.Gross          10.80  0  0  ----   3  0  0  0  0   3.1   4   4   4  0   5   2
D.Maas            ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
W.Hacker          ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
B.Hoeft           ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
C.McLish          ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
H.Pollet          ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
H.Pollet          ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
J.Black           ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
ALL NON-PITCHERS  ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
Team                                          0                   +0
----------------- ---- -- -- ----- --- -- -- -- -- ----- --- --- --- -- --- ---
TEAM TOTALS       5.25     4         7     2     0        58      35     22
                        3     .429      7     1     60.0      36      7      37