Walter Johnson leads Whistlers past Clowns, 3-2


Pittsburgh Whistlers 3, Kensington Clowns 2
Game 86

FINAL (11) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Clowns 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 ? 14 ? 1 ?
Whistlers 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 ? 9 ? 1 ?
W: Johnson, W. (8-7)
L: Klinger, B. (3-2)
HR: none


Walter Johnson pitched a complete game as the Pittsburgh Whistlers defeated the Kensington Clowns in 11 innings by the score of 3 to 2 at Forbes Field '57.

The score was knotted at 2 after nine innings. Pittsburgh came out the victor in the 11th inning. Omar Moreno singled. Moreno got a good lead and stole second. After an out was recorded, Rickey Henderson stepped in and he drew a walk. Ron Leflore was up next and he drew a walk to load the bases. Frank Chance stepped into the box and laced a one-base hit making Pittsburgh the victor and beginning a joyous home town celebration. Although they lost, Kensington did out-hit Pittsburgh 14 to 9.

The victory went to Johnson(8-7) who went the distance allowing 2 runs. Bob Klinger(3-2) suffered the loss in relief.


at Forbes Field '57


Kensington Clowns

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
W. Backman DH 3 1 1 0 .309
   A - H. Duffy PH 3 0 0 0 .288
G. Kell 3B 5 0 1 0 .344
R. Clemente RF 5 0 2 1 .284
W. Parker 1B 5 1 2 0 .276
T. Puhl LF 5 0 1 0 .238
F. Frisch 2B 5 0 2 1 .308
M. Stanley CF 5 0 2 0 .203
L. Bowa SS 4 0 2 0 .277
B. Boone C 5 0 1 0 .168
Totals 45 2 14 2

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
L. Tiant 9.2 7 2 1 6 13 0 167 2.37
B. Klinger (L, 3-2) 0.2 2 1 1 2 0 0 26 5.89
Totals 10 1/3 9 3 2 8 13 0

Pittsburgh Whistlers

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
R. Henderson CF,LF 4 0 0 0 .274
R. Leflore DH 4 0 0 1 .160
F. Chance 1B 6 0 2 1 .283
T. Cobb RF 4 0 0 0 .376
M. Wills SS 5 0 3 0 .318
V. Coleman LF 2 1 0 0 .244
   E - E. Waitkus 3B 1 0 1 0 .467
H. Ferris 2B 3 0 0 0 .205
   B - J. Cruz 2B 2 0 0 0 .211
F. Maisel 3B 2 1 1 1 .225
   C - D. Chalk 3B 1 0 1 0 .320
   D - O. Moreno PR,CF 1 1 1 0 .252
T. Pagnozzi C 4 0 0 0 .259
Totals 39 3 9 3

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
W. Johnson (W, 8-7) 11 14 2 2 0 7 0 160 3.98
Totals 11 14 2 2 0 7 0


A-Pinch Hit For Backman In 7th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Ferris In 8th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Maisel In 8th Inning
D-Pinch Ran For Chalk In 9th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Coleman In 10th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 28,061
T- 3:46
LEFT ON BASE- Clowns:11 Whistlers:13
DOUBLE PLAYS- Clowns: 0 Whistlers: 1
ERRORS- F.Frisch, H.Ferris
DOUBLES- W.Backman(8th), R.Clemente(17th), W.Parker(32nd), F.Chance(13th),
M.Wills(11th)
STOLEN BASES- M.Wills(39th), O.Moreno(6th)
CAUGHT STEALING- M.Wills
SACRIFICE HITS- L.Bowa, T.Pagnozzi
WALKS- R.Henderson-2, R.Leflore-2, T.Cobb, V.Coleman-2, F.Maisel
STRIKE OUTS- W.Backman, G.Kell, T.Puhl, F.Frisch, L.Bowa-2, B.Boone,
R.Henderson, R.Leflore-3, F.Chance-4, T.Cobb, V.Coleman,
H.Ferris-2, T.Pagnozzi
GIDP- M.Stanley










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