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  • Writer's pictureKirk Jenkins

Simulated 1919 World Series Game 6 – Now It’s Best of Three as Sox Win 4-1 on Kerr’s One-Hitter

It’s (simulated) October 7, 1919 at Cincinnati’s Redland Field, and it’s time for Game 6 of the Simulated 1919 World Series. This time, Kid Gleason will send out Dickie Kerr for the White Sox, needing a win to pull even in the Series, while Pat Moran will answer with Jimmy Ring.

The Reds drew first blood in the bottom of the second. Greasy Neale reached on an error by Swede Risberg. Larry Kopf singled him to second, but Rube Bressler then forced Kopf at second, with Neale advancing to third. Bill Rariden was walked, but the first run scored on a passed ball by Ray Schalk with pitcher Jimmy Ring hitting.

The White Sox tied things up in the top of the fifth on a towering home run by Shoeless Joe Jackson. They added two more in the top of the sixth: Nate Leibold walked and stole second. Eddie Collins singled him in for the second run and then advanced all the way around to third on a two-base error by right fielder Greasy Neale. Buck Weaver then scored the third run with a sacrifice fly.

Meanwhile, Dickie Kerr was working on a gem. After giving up a single in the bottom of the second, he kept the Reds completely shut down, save a few walks and a couple of errors. After Larry Kopf’s leadoff walk in the seventh, he set the Reds down in order in the seventh, and again in the eighth. The White Sox added one more insurance run in the top of the ninth on Eddie Collins’ double and Buck Weaver’s single, but they didn’t need it. Kerr set the Reds down in order in the bottom of the ninth to complete a one-hit performance.

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