Pittsburgh Black Panthers beat Beale Street Blues II 3-2


Pittsburgh Black Panthers 3, Beale Street Blues II 2
Game 27

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Blues II 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 ? 5 ? 0 ?
Black Panthers 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 ? 8 ? 0 ?
W: Giusti, D. (3-0)
L: Drysdale, D. (1-4)
HR: R.Ashburn(1st)


Gus Mancuso had 2 base hits and 2 RBI and Kevin Appier came through with a solid 8 innings at County Stadium '57 as the Pittsburgh Black Panthers won a thriller over the Beale Street Blues II in, 3 to 2.

Pittsburgh scored the deciding run in the 9th inning. After an out was recorded, Billy Williams banged out a single. Dale Murphy dug into the batters box next, but he struck out. Don Drysdale then had one get away for a wild pitch. Tony Perez followed and he ripped a base-knock. Mancuso stepped into the box and laced a base-hit resulting in an exciting win for Pittsburgh and a raucous post-game celebration by the home town fans. Beale Street was out-hit by Pittsburgh, 8 hits to 5.

The win went to Dave Giusti(3-0) who allowed no runs in 2/3 of an inning. Drysdale(1-4) was the losing pitcher. He surrendered 6 hits and 1 walk in 8 and 2/3 innings.


at County Stadium '57


Beale Street Blues II

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
R. Ashburn CF 4 1 2 1 .349
E. Flick RF 3 0 0 0 .333
R. Smith 3B 4 0 1 0 .278
W. Aikens 1B 3 0 0 0 .296
   B - B. Hinchman PH 1 0 0 0 .400
   C - A. Schult 1B 0 0 0 0 .333
T. Davis LF 4 0 0 0 .350
F. Parent SS 3 1 1 0 .321
D. Egan 2B 2 0 0 0 .236
P. Masi C 3 0 1 1 .281
D. Drysdale P 3 0 0 0 .214
J. Wetteland P 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 2 5 2

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
D. Drysdale (L, 1-4) 8.2 6 3 3 1 7 0 127 6.00
J. Wetteland 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 3.42
Totals 8 2/3 8 3 3 1 7 0

Pittsburgh Black Panthers

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
W. Kurowski 3B 4 0 0 0 .247
F. Frisch 2B 4 0 1 0 .313
J. Burroughs RF 4 0 0 0 .125
B. Williams LF 4 1 1 0 .295
D. Murphy CF 4 1 1 0 .290
T. Perez 1B 4 0 2 0 .189
G. Mancuso C 3 1 2 2 .314
D. Culler SS 3 0 1 1 .250
K. Appier P 2 0 0 0 .333
   A - J. Herrnstein PH 1 0 0 0 .194
H. Reed P 0 0 0 0 .000
G. Lavelle P 0 0 0 0 ----
D. Giusti P 0 0 0 0 .500
Totals 33 3 8 3

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
K. Appier 8 4 2 2 1 5 1 112 4.57
H. Reed 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3.38
G. Lavelle 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2.00
D. Giusti (W, 3-0) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2.48
Totals 9 5 2 2 1 5 1


A-Pinch Hit For Appier In 8th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Aikens In 9th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Hinchman In 9th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 22,425
T- 2:58
LEFT ON BASE- Blues II: 3 Black Panthers: 4
DOUBLE PLAYS- Blues II: 1 Black Panthers: 1
DOUBLES- D.Murphy(3rd), G.Mancuso(2nd), D.Culler(1st)
TRIPLES- F.Parent(2nd)
HOME RUNS- R.Ashburn(1st)
WALKS- E.Flick, G.Mancuso
HIT BY PITCH- D.Egan
STRIKE OUTS- E.Flick, D.Egan, P.Masi-2, D.Drysdale, W.Kurowski-3, D.Murphy,
T.Perez, K.Appier-2
GIDP- T.Davis, J.Burroughs
WILD PITCHES- D.Drysdale










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