Game 3 of the Simulated 1919 World Series
It’s Friday, October 3, (simulated) 1919. It’s 2:00 p.m. central at Comiskey Park in Chicago. And it’s time for . . . Game 3 of the Simulated 1919 World Series! In this game, Ray Fisher opposed Dickie Kerr.
The scoring in Game 3 started quickly, with the Reds scoring once in the top of the first: Morrie Rath walked, Jake Daubert singled him to third, and Heinie Groh grounded into a double play, with Rath scoring.
The White Sox scored twice in the bottom of the first. Nate Leibold led off with a double. Eddie Collins reached on an error. Leibold stole third, but Buck Weaver forced Collins at second as the first run scored. Joe Jackson then scored the second run with a base hit. Hap Felsch ended the inning by lining into a double play but was injured on the play – he’ll be out for the rest of the series.
In the bottom of the fifth, after Ray Schalk and Dickie Kerr grounded out, Nate Leibold walked and stole second, Eddie Collins was intentionally walked and Buck Weaver singled, scoring two more runs. In the sixth, Jake Daubert and Heine Groh singled, followed by an Edd Roush walk to load the bases – but Greasy Neale grounded into a double play. In the top of the eighth, Morrie Rath walked, but Jake Daubert lined out and Heine Groh struck out. Edd Roush singled, but Greasy Neale ended the threat with a foul out. In the top of the ninth, Larry Kopf began the inning by striking out . . . and getting a two-game injury. Rube Bressler singled, but Bill Rariden grounded out and pinch hitter Nick Allen flied out to end the game.
So, after three games, we’re exactly where the real world was . . . Cincinnati, two games to one.