Steve Gromek leads Blues II past Buckeyes, 2-1


Beale Street Blues II 2, Cleveland Buckeyes 1
Game 129

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Buckeyes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 ? 8 ? 0 ?
Blues II 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 ? 6 ? 1 ?
W: Gromek, S. (18-8)
L: Gibson, N. (13-9)
S: Sambito, J. (6)
HR: none


In a game for the baseball purist, Steve Gromek(18-8) and Norwood Gibson(13-9) squared off in a tense pitching duel, Beale Street Blues II finally emerged victorious over Cleveland Buckeyes, 2 to 1.

Gromek was very good in the win. He surrendered only 6 hits and 1 walk in 8 innings. Neither team managed to score after the 4th inning.

Gromek got help from Joe Sambito who earned his 6th save.


at Busch Stadium '78


Cleveland Buckeyes

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
K. Johnson 2B 3 0 0 0 .255
   B - F. Taveras PR 0 0 0 0 .182
B. Tincup P 0 0 0 0 .000
D. Allen 1B 4 0 0 0 .272
K. Daniels LF 4 0 0 0 .344
J. Blanchard C 4 0 1 0 .325
W. Berger CF 4 1 2 0 .299
D. Parker RF 4 0 2 1 .285
H. Zimmerman 3B 4 0 1 0 .288
Z. Versalles SS 3 0 1 0 .230
N. Gibson P 2 0 0 0 .217
   A - T. Harper PH 1 0 1 0 .334
   C - R. Dauer 2B 0 0 0 0 .215
Totals 33 1 8 1

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
N. Gibson (L, 13-9) 7 5 2 2 2 4 0 117 4.72
B. Tincup 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 15 5.23
Totals 8 6 2 2 3 5 0

Beale Street Blues II

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
R. Ashburn CF 4 0 0 0 .335
E. Flick RF 3 2 1 0 .302
R. Smith 3B 4 0 3 2 .300
W. Aikens 1B 4 0 0 0 .324
T. Davis LF 3 0 0 0 .342
F. Parent SS 4 0 0 0 .313
P. Masi C 3 0 1 0 .271
D. Egan 2B 3 0 1 0 .278
S. Gromek P 2 0 0 0 .167
J. Sambito P 0 0 0 0 .250
Totals 30 2 6 2

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
S. Gromek (W, 18-8) 8 6 1 1 1 8 0 126 3.52
J. Sambito (S, 6) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 2.78
Totals 9 8 1 1 1 8 0


A-Pinch Hit For Gibson In 8th Inning
B-Pinch Ran For Johnson In 8th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Harper In 8th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 47,831
T- 2:21
LEFT ON BASE- Buckeyes: 6 Blues II: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Buckeyes: 0 Blues II: 1
ERRORS- F.Parent
DOUBLES- W.Berger(20th), Z.Versalles(28th)
TRIPLES- R.Smith(6th)
STOLEN BASES- D.Parker(6th), E.Flick-2(40th)
WALKS- K.Johnson, E.Flick, T.Davis, S.Gromek
STRIKE OUTS- K.Johnson, D.Allen-2, J.Blanchard-3, Z.Versalles, N.Gibson,
W.Aikens, F.Parent, D.Egan-2, S.Gromek
GIDP- W.Berger










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