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New York Giants 3, Cleveland Indians 1

New York Giants 3, Cleveland Indians 1

Day

World Series Game Played on Thursday, September 30, 1954 (D) at Polo Grounds

CLE A    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  8  0
NY  N    0  0  0    0  2  0    1  0  x  -   3  4  0
BATTING
Cleveland Indians     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Smith lf               4   1   2   1       1   1       3   0
Avila 2b               4   0   1   0       1   0       2   2
Doby cf                5   0   0   0       0   3       2   0
Rosen 3b               3   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
  Regalado pr,3b       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wertz 1b               3   0   1   0       2   0       5   1
Westlake rf            3   0   1   0       1   1       3   0
Strickland ss          3   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Philley ph           1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Dente ss             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hegan c                4   0   1   0       0   1       7   0
Wynn p                 2   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
  Majeski ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mossi p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                34   1   8   1       6   9      24   6
BATTING - 
2B: Hegan (1,off Antonelli); Wynn (1,off Antonelli).
HR: Smith (1,1st inning off Antonelli 0 on, 0 out).
SH: Wynn (1,off Antonelli).
Team LOB: 13.
New York Giants       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lockman 1b             4   0   0   0       0   1       8   0
Dark ss                4   0   1   0       0   0       0   6
Mueller rf             4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Mays cf                2   1   0   0       1   1       1   0
Thompson 3b            3   1   1   0       0   0       1   3
Irvin lf               1   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Rhodes ph,lf         2   1   2   2       0   0       1   0
Williams 2b            3   0   0   0       0   2       4   0
Westrum c              2   0   0   0       1   0       9   0
Antonelli p            3   0   0   1       0   0       0   1
Totals                28   3   4   3       2   5      27  10
BATTING - 
HR: Rhodes (2,7th inning off Wynn 0 on, 0 out).
Team LOB: 3.
PITCHING
Cleveland Indians     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Wynn L(0-1)            7     4   3   3   2   5   1
Mossi                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 8     4   3   3   2   5   1
New York Giants       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Antonelli W(1-0)       9     8   1   1   6   9   1
WP: Wynn (1).
Umpires: Charlie Berry (AL), Jocko Conlan (NL), Johnny Stevens (AL), Al Barlick (NL), Larry Napp (AL), Lon Warneke (NL)
Time of Game: 2:50   Attendance: 49099
Starting Lineups:

   Cleveland Indians             New York Giants          
1. Smith               lf        Lockman             1b
2. Avila               2b        Dark                ss
3. Doby                cf        Mueller             rf
4. Rosen               3b        Mays                cf
5. Wertz               1b        Thompson            3b
6. Westlake            rf        Irvin               lf
7. Strickland          ss        Williams            2b
8. Hegan               c         Westrum             c
9. Wynn                p         Antonelli           p

INDIANS 1ST: Smith homered; Avila grounded out (shortstop to
first); Doby was called out on strikes; Rosen walked; Wertz
walked [Rosen to second]; Westlake singled to center [Rosen to
third, Wertz to second]; Strickland popped to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Indians 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Lockman grounded out (pitcher to first); Dark lined
to center; Mueller grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Indians 1, Giants 0.

INDIANS 2ND: Hegan doubled to left; Wynn out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to first) [Hegan to third]; Smith struck out; Avila
popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Indians 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Mays made an out to right; Thompson made an out to
left; Irvin was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Indians 1, Giants 0.

INDIANS 3RD: Doby was called out on strikes; Rosen grounded out
(shortstop to first); Wertz singled to center; Westlake walked
[Wertz to second]; Strickland forced Westlake (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Indians 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Williams struck out; Westrum flied to left;
Antonelli made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians
1, Giants 0.

INDIANS 4TH: Hegan made an out to center; Wynn struck out; Smith
walked; Avila forced Smith (third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Indians 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Lockman struck out; Dark grounded out (shortstop to
first); Mueller flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians
1, Giants 0.

INDIANS 5TH: Doby made an out to left; Rosen singled to right;
Wertz made an out to left; Westlake struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Indians 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 5TH: Mays walked; Thompson singled to center [Mays to
third]; RHODES BATTED FOR IRVIN; Rhodes singled to center [Mays
scored, Thompson to third, Rhodes to second (on throw to 3b)];
Williams was called out on strikes; Westrum walked; Antonelli
forced Westrum (second to shortstop) [Thompson scored, Rhodes to
third]; Lockman grounded out (first to pitcher); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Indians 1, Giants 2.

INDIANS 6TH: RHODES STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Strickland was
called out on strikes; Hegan lined to right; Wynn doubled to
left; Smith popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Indians 1, Giants 2.

GIANTS 6TH: Dark singled to right; Wynn threw a wild pitch [Dark
to second]; Mueller made an out to center; Mays struck out;
Thompson popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Indians 1, Giants 2.

INDIANS 7TH: Avila walked; Doby grounded out (first unassisted)
[Avila to second]; Rosen reached on a fielder's choice [Avila
out at third (pitcher to third to second)]; Wertz walked [Rosen
to second]; REGALADO RAN FOR ROSEN; Westlake grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Indians 1, Giants 2.

GIANTS 7TH: REGALADO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Rhodes
homered; Williams popped to catcher; Westrum flied to left;
Antonelli popped to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 1,
Giants 3.

INDIANS 8TH: PHILLEY BATTED FOR STRICKLAND; Philley struck out;
Hegan struck out; MAJESKI BATTED FOR WYNN; Majeski grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 1, Giants 3.

GIANTS 8TH: DENTE REPLACED PHILLEY (PLAYING SS); MOSSI REPLACED
MAJESKI (PITCHING); Lockman popped to first in foul territory;
Dark lined to second; Mueller grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 1, Giants 3.

INDIANS 9TH: Smith singled; Avila singled to left [Smith to
second]; Doby struck out; Regalado forced Avila (shortstop to
second) [Smith to third]; Wertz flied to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Indians 1, Giants 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Indians          1   8   0   13
 Giants           3   4   0    3

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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