Born to Run Barnstormers blow out Chicago Black Sox 6, 12-4


Born to Run Barnstormers 12, Chicago Black Sox 6 4
Game 128

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Barnstormers 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 5 12 ? 11 ? 0 ?
Black Sox 6 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 ? 15 ? 2 ?
W: Smith, B. (5-9)
L: Larsen, D. (10-11)
S: Packard, G. (5)
HR: M.Mantle-2(41st)


Center fielder Mickey Mantle smashed 2 homeruns and had 5 RBI as the Born to Run Barnstormers outscored the Chicago Black Sox 6 12 to 4.

Mantle was unconscious out there. While Chicago pitching was serving softballs up there for him to hit, the Chicago fans were serving up some hardball barbs when he entered the batter's box. But he just used it as fuel for the fire. He laced a single resulting in a run in the 2nd inning, smashed a bases-empty 'big-fly' in the 6th inning and lofted a three-run 'big-fly' (his 41st of the season) in the 9th inning. Born to Run won despite being out-hit by Chicago 15 hits to 11.

Bob Smith(5-9) went 6 and 1/3 innings allowing 3 runs for the victory. Gene Packard got the save, his 5th. Don Larsen(10-11) was the loser. Born to Run scored big getting 9 runs off him in 8 innings.

'We really needed this win' said Bruce Springsteen. 'That first drink of water at the end of a drought sure does taste good!'


at Astrodome '71


Born to Run Barnstormers

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
M. Mantle CF 5 3 3 5 .285
R. Jackson RF 6 1 1 2 .224
L. Gonzalez LF 5 0 1 0 .268
M. Piazza C 5 0 1 0 .309
J. Sewell SS 2 2 1 1 .223
G. Hodges 1B 4 2 1 0 .247
J. Graney DH 3 1 1 1 .212
K. Caminiti 3B 4 2 1 0 .235
D. Buford 2B 4 1 1 1 .229
Totals 38 12 11 10

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
B. Smith (W, 5-9) 6.1 13 3 3 0 0 0 101 7.36
G. Packard (S, 5) 2.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 39 4.60
Totals 9 15 4 4 0 1 0

Chicago Black Sox 6

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
K. Kelly C 5 1 3 0 .341
J. Robinson 2B 5 0 2 1 .303
J. Kelley DH 5 1 3 1 .276
I. Suzuki RF 5 0 1 0 .323
B. Meusel LF 4 1 1 0 .263
W. McGee CF 4 0 2 1 .327
C. Anson 1B 3 0 1 1 .267
P. Traynor 3B 4 0 1 0 .257
M. Marion SS 4 1 1 0 .221
Totals 39 4 15 4

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
D. Larsen (L, 10-11) 8 8 9 8 10 5 1 166 4.43
J. Sambito 0.1 2 3 3 1 0 1 18 5.55
F. Linzy 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 6.50
Totals 9 11 12 11 11 5 2



ATTENDANCE- 33,759
T- 3:34
LEFT ON BASE- Barnstormers:10 Black Sox 6: 9
DOUBLE PLAYS- Barnstormers: 0 Black Sox 6: 0
ERRORS- K.Kelly, D.Larsen
DOUBLES- R.Jackson(26th), J.Kelley-2(32nd), M.Marion(22nd)
TRIPLES- K.Kelly(11th), J.Robinson(6th), B.Meusel(10th)
HOME RUNS- M.Mantle-2(41st)
STOLEN BASES- J.Sewell(11th), G.Hodges(2nd), K.Caminiti(3rd), W.McGee-2(30th)
CAUGHT STEALING- J.Graney, J.Robinson
SACRIFICE FLIES- C.Anson
WALKS- M.Mantle, L.Gonzalez, M.Piazza, J.Sewell-3, G.Hodges, J.Graney-2,
K.Caminiti, D.Buford
STRIKE OUTS- R.Jackson, L.Gonzalez, G.Hodges-2, D.Buford, C.Anson
WILD PITCHES- D.Larsen, J.Sambito










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