Antioch Switcharoos defeat Pittsburgh Whistlers 5-4


Antioch Switcharoos 5, Pittsburgh Whistlers 4
Game 44

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Switcharoos 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 ? 6 ? 0 ?
Whistlers 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 ? 7 ? 1 ?
W: Branca, R. (2-3)
L: Ford, W. (0-2)
S: Konstanty, J. (3)
HR: none


19,167 fans watched an exciting game at Forbes Field '57. The Antioch Switcharoos topped the Pittsburgh Whistlers by the slimmest of margins, 5 to 4.

Antioch drew first blood, jumping out to an early lead in the first inning as they scored 2 runs on 3 base hits. Pittsburgh could do no damage in the bottom of the 9th.

Ralph Branca(2-3) was the winner allowing 2 runs in 5 and 1/3 innings. Jim Konstanty recorded his 3rd save. Whitey Ford(0-2) was the loser. 'I had a little blister on my index finger before the game, but I thought it was nothing.' Branca said. 'I was lucky I got a win because I couldn't put the ball where I wanted it.'


at Forbes Field '57


Antioch Switcharoos

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
J. Gilliam 2B 4 1 1 0 .225
M. Carey CF 4 1 2 2 .330
T. Raines LF 4 0 1 0 .247
C. Jones DH 3 0 0 0 .272
R. Sierra RF 3 1 0 0 .210
P. Rose 3B 2 1 0 0 .261
D. Bancroft SS 3 0 0 0 .290
E. Murray 1B 3 0 1 2 .303
B. Mackey C 4 1 1 0 .299
Totals 30 5 6 4

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
R. Branca (W, 2-3) 5.1 5 2 2 3 4 0 93 5.32
J. Konstanty (S, 3) 3.2 2 2 2 2 1 0 52 3.61
Totals 9 7 4 4 5 5 0

Pittsburgh Whistlers

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
R. Henderson CF 4 0 0 0 .279
R. Leflore DH 4 0 0 0 .126
F. Chance 1B 5 0 0 0 .285
T. Cobb RF 4 1 1 0 .394
M. Wills SS 4 2 2 0 .321
V. Coleman LF 3 1 2 1 .269
H. Ferris 2B 1 0 0 0 .125
   A - R. Garr PH 1 0 0 0 .190
   B - J. Cruz 2B 1 0 1 2 .333
F. Maisel 3B 2 0 0 1 .209
T. Pagnozzi C 4 0 1 0 .225
Totals 33 4 7 4

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
W. Ford (L, 0-2) 9 6 5 5 3 5 0 140 4.24
Totals 9 6 5 5 3 5 0


A-Pinch Hit For Ferris In 6th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Garr In 7th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 19,167
T- 2:32
LEFT ON BASE- Switcharoos: 5 Whistlers: 8
DOUBLE PLAYS- Switcharoos: 0 Whistlers: 1
ERRORS- F.Maisel
TRIPLES- J.Gilliam(6th), J.Cruz(1st)
CAUGHT STEALING- T.Raines
SACRIFICE HITS- J.Gilliam, D.Bancroft
SACRIFICE FLIES- F.Maisel
WALKS- R.Sierra, P.Rose, E.Murray, R.Henderson, R.Leflore, V.Coleman, H.Ferris,
F.Maisel
HIT BY PITCH- C.Jones, P.Rose
STRIKE OUTS- J.Gilliam, T.Raines, P.Rose, E.Murray, B.Mackey, R.Henderson,
R.Leflore-2, T.Cobb, T.Pagnozzi
GIDP- T.Raines
BALKS- W.Ford










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